Leverage s03e10 Episode Script

The Underground Job

A-shift exiting the mine.
B-shift descending in five minutes.
- Hey, nice work today, guys.
Appreciate it.
- Thanks.
You, too.
Nice work, appreciate it, good job.
See you tomorrow.
- Hey, how'd it go in there today? - Oh, good.
Except I found three-tenths percent of methane in the number four heading.
So we went ahead and held the curtain a little closer to the face.
I'll take another reading when I get down there.
Hey, you coming to Cory's birthday party this weekend? [laughs.]
Of course.
What is he, like, 13? - Fourteen.
I can't believe it.
- Well, we're getting old.
- [chuckles.]
- Hey, you want Lisa to make potato salad? - That's the only reason you were invited, boy.
- [laughs.]
I'm not paying you boys to lollygag.
- Talk to you later.
- All right, see you later.
[indistinct chatter.]
- [alarm blaring.]
- What's up, man? [man.]
Oh, my God! No! No! Somebody call for help! Call my lawyer.
- [Nate.]
Go on, Mr.
- I, um Well, I lost What caused the explosion? It was a a build-up of methane gas.
You see, the mine had sub-standard ventilation.
I mean, we all knew about it, but there ain't nothin' we could do.
So I guess getting in another line of work wouldn't be an option, huh? Mine's the only way to make a decent living around there.
I mean, I'm not lookin' for your charity, Mr.
We'd like the work, we'd just like to be able to do it safely is all.
I understand.
So the CEO of the mine, this Dan Blackwell, uh, he received government money after the explosion.
You kill a dozen of your own men and Uncle Sam writes you a check.
Yeah, that money was supposed to go to mine safety improvements.
I don't know where that money went, but I can tell you it didn't make it into the mine.
That place is just as bad now as it was two years ago.
Maybe worse.
All right.
Well, we're gonna find that money, and we're gonna put it back where it belongs.
Thank you.
Thank you.
The rich and powerful, take what they want.
We steal it back for you.
Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys.
We provide leverage.
Well, it turns out Blackwell did use the money for safety measures.
Or one big safety measure.
It's named Debra Pierce.
- West Virginia Attorney General.
- Her hair's so poofy.
Um, thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision removing limits on corporate campaign contributions, Blackwell was able to sink all of his safety money into Pierce's political action committee.
So, instead of making the mine safer, he just hired himself an attorney general.
Yeah, well, he's getting his money's worth.
And since the explosion two years ago, Blackwell's received nearly 400 citations for unsafe working conditions.
Well, even he can't just make - No.
But he can bury 'em.
- [Nate.]
What he does is he appeals them, and Pierce makes sure that those appeals go on forever.
So while those citations are under appeal, he doesn't have to pay a cent.
We can't go after Blackwell with an A.
in his back pocket.
No, but we can take down both of them.
What we do is we get Blackwell to give us the money from the PAC, and then once that money is transferred we flag both of them for misuse of campaign funds.
- Skagway Shuffle.
- That's what I was thinking.
See, now you all are just making stuff up.
- It's like the fiddle game.
- Yeah, only underground.
- Is Eliot gonna be the fiddle again? - [Sophie, Nate.]
- Can I be the fiddle? - [both.]
The mine is the fiddle.
We convince him that he's got something valuable in his mine, then we sell him a process to mine it, and then we take all his money.
So, how are we gonna do that? We're gonna sell the guy his own mine.
All right, what area is this? [Rollins.]
Uh, this here is Section B.
Section B, all right.
Basically, I just need you to point me in a direction where I can be out of the way.
- Oh, that's no problem.
That'd be Section C.
- Section C.
Hey, Cory, come here! He's a good kid, he'll show you around.
Listen, be careful back there.
That section's been abandoned for years, - and them old wooden mine supports is unstable.
- Yeah, boss? This here is Eric, and I need you to show him to Section C so he can do some dust readings.
This way.
- Morning.
- May I help you? I'm Cara Hetzel, this is Jesse Oaks.
We're here from the Mine Safety Coalition to do a spot inspection.
Let me get my mine supervisor show you around.
Clark! You, uh, be so kind as to show the inspectors around? Be careful what kind of rocks you turn over down there.
- Mining can be a dangerous business.
- It sure can.
- Who are you? - Oh, hey, uh, there Mr.
Bob Gibson, I'm here to make you an offer you can't refuse.
- [laughs.]
Really? - I want to buy your mine.
- Excuse me? - Oh, sorry, I didn't realize you were hard of hearing.
I heard that can happen to miners.
I want to buy your mine.
- Mine's not for sale.
- I was afraid you'd say that, so, all right, I'm gonna write down a little number here and we'll stop playing these games.
The mine is not for sale.
Or are you hard of hearin'? You don't have to be rude.
I just want to give you an opportunity to make a lot of money.
Now, look, I know you country folk, you like the simple life.
But the simple life looks a lot better in the back of a hundred-foot yacht, say.
Well, I appreciate your generosity, Mr.
- Gibson.
Bob Gibson.
- Gibson.
Yeah, well, I'm doing fine on my own.
If you say so.
Listen, if you change your mind, give me a call.
OK, Parker, are you in place? Uh, almost.
You sure someone else can't do this? Well, we need all hands on deck in this one.
Just do what Sophie told you.
A great grift is like a romance.
You have to find out what they want and just give it to them.
You have to woo them.
I don't woo.
Tell me how you break into a bank.
Clock the cameras, count the guards, find the silent alarms, look for a weak spot to enter, pick the vault's combination and steal the money.
Just analyze Pierce the same way you would a security system.
Take notes.
There's your mark.
Find her weak spot.
With politicians, it's usually a need for adoration.
The same way that you wear black to mask yourself from security cameras, flattery can mask your intentions.
Find the right combination and you can unlock the mark's trust.
- And then you can steal her - Soul.
I was gonna say confidence.
You can do this, Parker.
Just trust your instincts.
- Parker, go! - OK.
[clears throat.]
Under my continued direction, the people of West Virginia will be known as the people who love freedom, who love justice and who fight for what they love.
And And who fight for what they love.
Will you let me continue to fight for you? Yes, yes and yes! [chuckles, claps.]
- Beautiful speech, Miss Pierce.
- Who are you? I'm your biggest fan, and hopefully your new campaign consultant.
I've been following your career since your first term in the State Senate.
And this is your chamber where you dispense justice and fight for freedom.
Still didn't catch your name, sweetie.
Oh, Kelly Beth.
Kelly Beth Laughlin.
But you can call me Kelly Beth.
Can I call you boss? Darlin', as much as I'd love your energy in the home stretch of this campaign, I don't have much of a budget for a campaign consultant.
- I'm Kelly Beth Laughlin.
- [device beeping.]
Of the Maysville Laughlins.
See, I don't need a salary, OK? In fact, I would pay for the experience of working for you.
Well, damn, I'm happy to work with anybody willin' to pay for it.
Welcome aboard Team Pierce.
I'm in.
- This is Section C? - Mm-hmm.
So, what did you do to get stuck with busy work? Me? I'm the new guy.
What's your story? - I'm the young guy.
- Yeah, how old are ya? - Eighteen.
- Eighteen, huh? - Why aren't you in school? - School doesn't pay the mortgage.
A little young to have a wife and kid, aren't ya? It's my mom and my sister.
My dad was in the explosion two years ago.
I'm sorry.
Now, there's no cell reception underground.
OK, the miners, they use a leaky feeder signal to communicate in the mine, - but that's not compatible with our comms.
- [sighs.]
I know.
Quite the problem.
You're wondering if I have an answer? [squeaks.]
I do! Bam! I created these UHF wireless nodes to couple with the leaky feeder, boost the signal, and then we Hey, hey, man, hey! Look, man, I know.
I put 'em in the mine.
- Yeah, but they're very - What? I got it! They're fragile.
I thought we was makin' progress.
[device beeping.]
Section C is prepped.
- And now to Section C? - Right this way.
- Hey, what is that? - Dust reading.
Doesn't look like no dust reading kit.
You don't look like no certified M.
Safety Inspector.
- You're sure? - Yeah.
Yes, I understand the D.
would like this taken care of, but you remind him that my time is valuable and he hasn't bought any of it recently.
Thank you.
- Gettin' comfy? - Yes, ma'am.
I've set up re-election Facebook and Twitter accounts, and opened a political action committee called "Tomorrow's Women" - to consolidate the online donations.
- I like it.
Oh, and, uh, so far we've raised $436.
Well, color me pink and put me in a pigpen.
You're a fast worker.
Well, you know what they say about idle hands.
[door opens.]
So how many fines am I not paying today? None.
They took some weird test, said they were dust readings.
- What do you think they were? - No idea.
But they looked pretty pleased with whatever they found.
What are the odds of, uh, shady inspectors and a man trying to buy my mine showing up here on the same day, you think? - I'd say not good.
- They mention where they might be goin'? Nope.
They did ask for a recommendation on a place to eat.
I sent 'em on down to Carver's.
Hey, did they buy the, uh, safety inspector bit? Absolutely.
OK, right on schedule.
You're up.
Well, great work today.
You're a peach.
I'll talk to you later, Mr.
Hello there again, Mr.
Just cut the act.
Now, who are you and what are you doing with Mr.
Gibson? You know, uh, impersonating a federal safety inspector is a felony in West Virginia.
My name is Eloise Tinson.
I'm a mineral extraction expert.
I'm in town to make Mr.
Gibson a very wealthy man, take home a little something for myself.
Well, your expertise is wasted on Mr.
He doesn't own the mine.
On the contrary, Mr.
He owns the 400 acres to the north and east of yours, and I hear he made a little offer on yours today.
Well, mine's not on the market.
And, uh, his land is, uh, mined out years ago.
For coal.
We're looking for something a little more lucrative.
- Coltan? - Columbite-tantalite.
It's a mineral found in cell phones, DVD players, computers.
It's found in abundance in Central Africa.
And frankly, everything's a bloody mess over there.
American companies are desperate to get their hands on a domestic source.
Well, what is your role in all this? My company developed a process for locating and mining coltan.
Gibson is buying that process.
Well, if there's, uh, coltan in my mine, Mr.
Gibson ain't gonna get his hands on it.
Well, according to the readings that my partner and I took today, yes, there is coltan in your mine.
And using our process, Mr.
Gibson's gonna be able to mine it right out from under you.
The hell he will.
You're not the only one with a partner.
Blackwell just left Sophie.
- Did you plant the form? - Yeah, it's on her desk with the other forms you gave me.
Make sure she finds it.
How do you do it? How do you handle all this? [laughs.]
Well, the thing about justice is it's messy.
- Mm-hmm.
- It's kinda like a sewer.
- And I'm the one who controls the pipe.
- Mm.
When things are running smoothly, no one pays any attention.
But you know what happens when you lose control.
- It stinks.
- Exactly.
And I'm the one who ends up with "you know what," on her face.
- Bleh.
- So I make it my first priority to make sure all the dung's - runnin' the right direction.
- [phone rings.]
- Hello? - Hi, it's Dan.
Do you have a mineral rights application for the land next to mine? Uh, yeah.
Cream - Six sugars.
- Six sugars, right.
Well Bob Gibson? Tract 516, applied for all mineral rights, both known and unknown.
- What could be unknown? - Coltan.
Listen, you think you could, uh, lose that application? I could put it on the bottom of the pile, but I'm sure he filed a copy with the development department.
- It's gonna turn up eventually.
- Well, that's good enough.
- I just need you to stall him.
- Are you gonna tell me what coltan is? - Eh - [hangs up.]
- [line rings.]
- [Sophie.]
Hello? Miss Tinson, listen, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you.
Um, Mr.
Gibson is not going to be buying your process.
- Oh, and why is that? - Because I'm gonna buy it first.
But I'm gonna need a demonstration, if you could, uh, stop by the mine first thing tomorrow? - Until then.
- 'Til then.
He's hooked.
Our sonar detection technology tells us exactly where the coltan is located.
Oh, look at that.
There's a very strong presence of coltan in here.
Really? Well, this is quite a fancy machine.
Uh, I hope, uh, you don't mind that I double-check the old-fashioned way.
Um, coltan's generally found in isolated pockets.
So those, uh, surface tests, they can be very inconclusive.
I'm sure.
Well, we'll see here.
- Oh, look at that.
- Well, that looks conclusive to me.
Rock dusting duty.
Seems like Troy's doing everything he can to keep us from real work.
Hey, this is real work.
Somebody's got to keep the coal out of our lungs.
This looks different than usual.
It does, huh? Look here, brah, limestone dust laced with coltan is gonna look different than plain old limestone dust.
I appreciate your faith in me, but I do not have the power to change the chemical composition of minerals.
Lab geeks must have come up with somethin' new.
New formula or Oh, oh, well, this this area right here is lighting up like a Christmas tree.
You'll be able to get a good six months out of that vein.
Eh, this area not so much.
But this right down here, now this, you'll be able to put that new addition on your house and, uh, - get that fishing boat you've been wanting.
- [laughs.]
That's the beauty of the process.
No more digging blind.
No, well, it sounds good to me, you know.
Maybe I'll be able to lay off some of these hillbillies I pay to dig in the dirt all day long here.
Mining used to be worthwhile, you know.
But, uh, now with the unions and the workers whining all the time about not getting paid enough and they're never safe enough and all, I mean, it's hard to keep a business and make a buck.
[Hardison forces laugh.]
I'm pretty confident using this process, you'll be able to make quite a few bucks.
- No, I'm convinced.
- Excellent.
Let's talk numbers.
All right, well, he's got 125,000 liquid.
And five 500,000 in the PAC.
Six hundred thousand.
We're gonna need it in one payment.
We've found that installments can get a little bit messy.
- Of course.
- [Hardison.]
And by tomorrow.
Gibson was gonna write us a check in the morning.
Now, if that's gonna be a problem for you No, that's no problem.
I'm having a fundraiser for the attorney general at the Morgan Club tomorrow.
- You stop by there, I'll cut you a check.
- Perfect.
OK, Eliot, Sophie's done with Blackwell.
He's hooked.
You can surface.
I don't want to leave these guys one man down.
OK, fine, you can finish the day, but tomorrow we're gone.
Paul Revere make that lunchbox? [chuckles.]
This was made in 1958.
Paul Revere died in the early 1800s.
What? You don't think I know who Paul Revere is? All right, smartass.
This was my dad's.
Grandpa's before that.
Hey, Scoop seems to be running a little slow this morning.
Transmission's slipping again.
All right, well, I'll look into it.
You know, you want to be the man of the house, that's the way right there.
Future is in the machines.
It's faster, it's safer.
If you want to provide for your family, learn how to use the Scoop.
I'm just sayin'.
You got a good head for it, Paul Revere.
Ooh, your latest numbers are up.
Ooh, significantly up.
- I don't think I ever seen it jump this high.
- Really? Hey, Nate said to make 'em higher.
How am I supposed to know what's significantly higher - and what's insignificantly higher? - No, it's fine.
We We just need her to feel she has a comfortable lead, so she'll be fine with Blackwell using the PAC funds.
Well, I must be doing something right.
Yeah, must be your latest commercial.
Or your hair.
People love your hair.
- Really? - Yeah.
Hello, Dan.
Refill? OK.
I like this one.
Blackwell's here.
It's happening.
No way.
I have an election coming up.
The coal mine's not gonna do you any good without me in office keeping it from gettin' shut down.
No, if I don't have that money by tomorrow, they're gonna sell this process to Gibson.
So? Use the mine's money.
The mine doesn't have that sort of liquidity.
You're paying your workers with something, aren't ya? Yeah.
I suppose I could take the money out the payroll, - but that'd bankrupt the mine.
- You say that like it's a bad thing.
All right.
Here we go.
[phone speed dialing.]
Clark, tell the men not to come to work tomorrow.
All of 'em.
And make sure there's nobody in that mine.
And then call me back.
I got a job of work for you to do.
Well, that's a great day's work.
Blackwell's shutting down the mine and using the payroll money to pay us.
So we've just bankrupted an entire town.
Well, worse.
He's not just shutting down the mine, he's blowing it up.
Ooh, that does sound worse.
You know, working in insurance, I've seen this play a thousand times.
And now that we've convinced him he has coltan, his mine is worth more dead than alive.
Yeah, but he's not gonna have time to get a bomb and plant it in the mine by tomorrow.
Well, his mine is practically a bomb already.
I mean, you could throw a lit cigarette there and the thing would blow.
- It won't take much.
- What are we gonna do, Nate? We're gonna convince him that you're a lying, greedy bitch.
OK, I'm gonna call Blackwell and draw him here.
I mean, he's not gonna blow up the mine while he's in it, is he? - That'll give us enough time to find the bomb.
- Oh, yeah, plenty of time.
Meanwhile, I'll be here.
In the van.
As far away from the mine as possible.
- My dude, go with God.
- What are you doin', man? - Come around, man.
- [Nate.]
All right, all right.
Let's get this show on the road.
Eh, yeah, it's, uh, Bob Gibson here.
Gibson, you calling to concede? No, I'm calling to tell you that we both been had.
Yeah, there's no coltan in your mine or anywhere near it.
I should have pegged you for a sore loser.
No, listen, I can prove it to you.
Just meet me at the mine in 15 minutes.
No, the mine's not a good idea.
Now, maybe we can meet somewhere else [hangs up.]
[dialing, line ringing.]
[voice mail.]
This is Clark.
Leave a message.
Clark, listen, where the hell are you? Now, don't plant the device, I'm on my way to the mines now.
Do not plant the device.
He's on his way to you now.
Right, while they deal with Blackwell, we've got to spook Pierce.
On it.
So we need ghosts.
We need secrets.
We've got to get her to move the money out of the PAC.
Thank you.
Tell me everything you know about her.
I've got some really good stuff in here.
OK, she likes sugar in her coffee.
Lots of sugar.
And she hides tasty treats in her desk.
She's got a sweet tooth.
Maybe we could use that.
- Probably not.
What else? - Um, she never takes calls from her mother.
No? Ooh, ooh, I got it.
She mixes her blue pens with her black pens.
In the same cup.
- Like, mixes them together.
- Yeah.
Parker, I'm looking for something that someone might find weird.
Someone normal.
Um, that someone normal might find weird.
Uh Well, Thursday afternoon she had a closed door meeting with Blackwell, but sounded like they were working out.
- Working out? - Mm-hmm.
Hardison, do you still have the audio files saved? Yeah.
But there's like a hundred hours of it.
I haven't listened to it all yet.
No, just pull up the files from Thursday afternoon.
- Between 3:26 and 4:15.
- [Hardison.]
OK, one second.
- [beeping.]
- [grunting, moaning.]
Old people, ew.
Parker, they're not working out.
They're, you know Sex, Parker! They knockin' boots.
Can you use that? With that, I can make her do anything I want.
Hey, look, y'all, this has been real cool, but I have to get back to, you know, helping Eliot find the bomb.
I'm switching out the oxygen meter.
All right, man, look, I've hacked into their monitoring system to detect peaks in any heat or methane levels to show us where Clark planted the bomb.
- Where's it at? - No idea.
This thing runs like an Atari.
It's great if you want to play Frogger, but to find a bomb While you're playing video games, I'm gonna still be looking for the bomb.
If you decide to be helpful, let me know.
[indistinct chatter.]
Hey, how are ya? - I don't think I'm - [indistinct chatter.]
And thank you so much for your contribution.
Nice to meet you.
Oh, Miss Pierce, I was hoping to steal a minute of your time.
- I've heard so much about you.
- Of course, Miss? - Oh, Tinson.
Eloise Tinson.
- Oh, right.
The coltan woman.
In the flesh.
I have to say, it's been such a delight working with Danny.
Danny? You mean Mr.
Of course.
You know, the addition of this coltan mine's gonna do wonders for the state.
And I wanted to thank you personally for your contribution.
- I'm sorry, my contribution? - Oh, there's no need to be modest.
It's your money.
Or is it the PAC money? I never quite got that straight.
Oh, that's odd because yesterday he told me he was using the mine funds for the purchase.
Well, no, that's not what he said last night.
Or was it this morning? [laughs.]
Time got a bit blurred.
Regardless, I'm pretty confident he said he was using the PAC money and that he was gonna make the transfer today.
So thank you.
Thank you so much.
Great turnout.
Can I get you anything? [gasps.]
What's wrong, Miss Pierce? That thievin', cheatin' bastard.
You know, being down here isn't such a good idea.
Hey, well, I had the coltan reports looked at off-site and I gotta tell you, the results were confusing.
Yeah, well, uh, you know, maybe we could talk about this above ground.
Section C is clear.
Now, if you take a little bit off the surface here, right, it indicates the presence - of coltan.
Right? - Yeah.
All right, now, I'm just gonna go a little deeper here.
Those bastards salted my mine.
And they almost took your money, too.
Wait, wait, wait, wait.
I think I got something, man.
There are anomalies in the levels - in the northeast quadrant.
- Speak English.
Uh, turn right, find bomb.
- He's here.
- [Hardison.]
Who? - Cory.
- Cor Look, man, unless that's a cute little name you got for the bomb, I'm compelled to remind you of your mission.
Find the bomb, dismantle, save lives.
Yeah, I'm on it, all right? Just stop talking.
Eliot? I can't believe they tried to pull one over on me.
Actually, I do believe they did pull one over on you.
You know, it was me who figured out what it was they were up to.
I don't have time to discuss this.
We gotta get the hell out of here.
[electric fizzling.]
Eliot, Hardison, are you there? Hello? Nate? Nate, are you there? Eliot? - I'm here.
- I I've lost Nate.
What do you mean, you've lost Nate? I don't know, his comm is down.
You need to get down here.
Parker, meet me at the car, now.
- One second.
- [phone beeping.]
That takes care of that.
I need you to get new keys made for my office and call security.
- Mm-hmm.
- I don't want Dan Blackwell - stepping foot in that building.
- Yes, ma'am.
What the hell was that? Sounded like something collapsed.
- What are you doing down here? - Doing what you told me to do.
Figured now was a good time to work on the machinery since no one's here.
Well, that's using your head.
You shouldn't be down here doing this alone.
Come on, we gotta go.
Go! [coughing.]
What the hell happened? I don't know.
Explosion of some kind.
Well, you got yourself a nice little death trap here, don't you? Well, we wouldn't be in this situation if you hadn't insisted in dragging us down here - for some science experiment.
- You want to point fingers, or you wanna - You wanna get us out of here, huh? - There's no way out.
Somebody's gonna have to find us.
I don't like anybody leaving my parties in such a hurry.
I heard there's been an accident at the mine.
Dan's trapped.
We have to get over there.
So let the cheatin' bastard suffocate.
I'm not letting either of you steal my money.
- [beeping.]
- Nobody's trying to steal your money.
I know when I'm being played.
I'm just gonna put this money where no one can get to it.
It's just money.
We need to get over there.
If I were you, I'd worry about yourself.
Someone as pretty as you is not gonna do well in one of our prisons.
Our women, they don't take kindly to outsiders.
- Yeah? What do you mean by that? - Oh, I called the cops.
They should be here any minute to arrest you on fraud, racketeering and impersonating a federal officer.
- You can't get me arrested.
- [chuckles.]
Sure I can.
It's one of the perks of being attorney general.
I own the law.
Debra, we're on the same side here.
Dan deceived us both.
You both deceived me.
Now, I am done being lied to.
Miss Pierce.
Miss Pierce.
- I have a phone call for you.
- Not now.
Not now.
Oh, damn it.
Now, look what you did.
- [seed dialing.]
- [man.]
Sergeant Astin.
- Sergeant? - Yes, ma'am.
Meet me at the mine right away.
I'm on my way.
Hey! What are you doing in here? We, uh, we we left a couple of things.
And - Yeah? Well, the mine's closed.
- Right.
- Go.
- But - [Nate.]
How much oxygen we got? - Nineteen percent.
Nineteen? Well, it drops below 15, we're goners.
Both of us in the room, we only got about two hours.
You're right.
We only have two hours.
Say, uh, what about, uh, this intercom? I mean, can't we, uh, you know, call for help, or something? [sighs.]
No, you can't radio out, it don't work.
What do you mean? You got all that money.
I mean, you got new intercoms, you got new, uh, ceiling supports, you got new retrofit ventilation.
I mean, I saw all the paperwork.
- It's all fake.
- Oh, hold on there.
What do you mean, it's all fake? Well, the ceiling support and the ventilation and the intercom, that's all fake.
The only safety measures that that money bought went to the attorney general.
All the government money went to her.
Is that right? Great investment.
- Yeah.
- Well, there's gotta be a way out of here, right? Well, there might be, if you look down there.
Well, there's gotta be a way out of here, right? - Look down there to your - [grunts.]
Clark! Mr.
Blackwell, it's Eric, Eric Randall.
I'm almost through.
Can you squeeze? [Blackwell.]
I think I can get through.
- Are you OK, sir? - Yeah, I'm fine, just get me the hell out of here.
- [Blackwell coughing.]
- Mr.
Blackwell, stop right there.
What? What the hell are you talkin' about? - Wait! - You're under arrest.
Wait, what, no, wait a minute now, I'm the victim here now! Now, li Mr.
Gibson was responsible for that explosion.
He's trying to take my mine.
He planted that bomb.
- [man.]
What do we have here? - This bomb? All right, Eliot, I think I got a lock on the bomb.
- [beeping.]
- [exhales.]
- I got it.
- What's it look like, man? Red wires, blue wires, what? It [beeps.]
Boom! [laughs.]
You're not funny.
- You OK, sir? - Yeah, I'm fine.
Just get me the hell out of here.
Look, what caused the explosion? I was trapped in there.
Micro-detonators, surround sound, dust spray, modified oxygen meter and What? What? Yes, I do spend my weekends making these things.
- We're coming to a mine, it's not rocket science.
- [Nate.]
I like it.
It gives him a whole Village People, uh, construction do-thingy.
- Thank you.
- OK, I'm gonna call Blackwell and draw him here.
OK, look, man, it's a controlled blast.
So as long as you stay to the right of the X, you should be fine.
I'll be controlling the oxygen meters.
I don't believe they tried to pull one over on me.
Well, actually, I believe they did, in fact, uh, pull one over on ya.
Debra, what the hell is goin' on here? They heard everything, you moron.
You're right.
We only have two hours.
- [beeping.]
- [Hardison.]
OK, Nate, whatever you did, you just got your comm back up.
So listen, I've wired your comm transmission to the PA system.
All you have to do is get that confession and Eliot will come get you.
Say, uh, what about, uh, this intercom? I mean, can't we, uh, you know, call for help, or something? [Blackwell.]
Yeah, well, it's all fake.
What do you mean, it's all fake? [Blackwell.]
Ceiling supports, and the ventilators and the intercom, it's all fake.
The only safety measures that money bought was the attorney general.
- All the government money went to her.
- Ma'am? No, no, no, wait, wait, wait.
This is a mistake.
There's nothin' wrong here.
You think you can get us out of this? I'm not gettin' you out of anything, you cheatin' bastard.
Just settle down.
This isn't something [Debra.]
You settle down! You settle down! [Blackwell.]
You just can make a phone call, they give you [Debra.]
No, I can't make a phone call! [Blackwell.]
They give you one phone call.
I can't make a phone call! Nailed it.
A few of the guests want to make a corporate donation.
Should I direct them to your political action committee - account, or the one I set up? - The one you set up? "Tomorrow's Women".
I told you about it the other day.
Anyway, well, you're authorized on that account, so you can take money out any time.
- Can I transfer money in? - Sure.
Here's the account number.
- [beeping.]
- That takes care of that.
Pierce transferred all of the PAC funds into Parker's account.
- Nicely done.
- I had a little help from Sophie.
But yeah, I nailed it.
I'm a grifter.
- I grift.
- Yeah.
You do know you don't get to keep the money, right? Don't ruin it.
- Uh, what are you doing? - Stealing souls is exhausting.
Uh, let's see, let's see, let's see.
"Right hand answers phone, left blinks 15 times.
Uh, smells like bubbles.
" Hey, Parker, you're not gonna start keeping notepads like this about us, are you? Did you know you touch your chin every 2.
5 minutes? Who are you? Really? We're friends of Troy.
We came here to make the mine safe.
So you're leaving? Yeah, I'm leavin'.
But you got a bunch of good ol' boys here to watch your back for you.
You remember what I told ya.
Use that head.
Keep you safe.
- I will.
- Good.
That way I don't have to come back here and whoop your ass.
All right.
Hey, there.
Welcome to your new office.
- Excuse me? - After Blackwell was arrested, the board removed him as CEO and made you mine supervisor.
Now, everybody's safety is in your hands.
Oh, I'll do my best.
Well, here, uh, this here should help.
Where did this come from? Well, that is the federal safety money.
And see, what happened was, Blackwell gave it to Pierce, and Pierce gave it to us and Well, more or less.
Now, you can buy safety equipment that actually works.
Hey, thank you so much.
All right, well, we'll let you get to it.
- Thank you.
- [Eliot.]
Listen, do me a favor.
- Watch out for Cory for me.
- Will do.
All right.
You should put him on the Scoop.
He's got a knack for it.
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