Leverage s04e06 Episode Script

The Carnival Job

Morning, Johnny.
Morning.
- I'll take that.
- Hey, don't take my bag.
Read your contract, Geoffrey.
Anything you work on at Fluid Dyn is owned by Fluid Dyn.
I'm just doing my job.
That's a hobby project, I swear.
I only work on that at home.
This is some pretty sophisticated stuff.
Do you really expect anyone to believe that you worked on this over the weekend in your underwear? I didn't do it in a weekend, John.
I did it in 10 years' worth of weekends.
While you were getting married and having a kid, I was alone in my garage, trying to change the world.
You have no idea what you have in your hands right now.
If that were true, do you really think this would be happening? Son of a bitch! Oh, andyou're fired.
Why are you doing this? Hey, what -- get off me.
Hey! Get your hands off me! The rich and powerful take what they want.
We steal it back for you.
Season 4, Episode 6: "The Carnival Job" Sometimes, bad guys make the best good guys.
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What does this chip do, exactly? It's not what.
It's how.
The simple version is that it's an environmentally adaptive design that maximizes TTF -- time to failure -- on integrated circuits.
That's the simple version? I'm sorry.
Basically, it -- it changes everything.
What about military applications? Everything that a computer can do, my design can do it faster, better, and cheaper.
But how do they plan to fabricate design history? That's what never made sense.
You can't bring a chip to market without an R&D trail, so I sued, and that's when Connell did something I wouldn't have guessed in a million years.
What's that? Nate: He lied.
No, he lied.
His story is that Geoffrey attacked him after being passed over on a promotion.
Now, in his version, there is no chip.
Hmm.
Well, it makes sense.
Why would he admit to stealing it? Well, because it's the basis for the legal claim.
Denying it ever happened forfeits any rights Fluid Dyn would have on the design.
- Why would he do that? - Because he didn't steal it for Fluid Dyn.
He stole it for himself.
It's black market.
Well, that explains Connell's trips to Russia over the last three months.
Hardison? There's your live feed from Connell's house, brought to you by Lucille.
So now what she sees, you all see.
Ooh, nice house for a V.
P.
of sales.
Yeah, well, he -- a couple years ago, he spent a fortune in renovations.
This guy is up to his hairline in debt.
Who's that guy? He's a contractor.
Hey, yo, yo, Hardison, what's up with the audio? Let's get some audio in here.
Okay.
Hit that button right there.
But it says "audio.
" All right, make it simple.
Okay, explain it to me.
Make it simple.
You're already 2 feet above code.
How many times did I tell you not to use that word around me? That's easy for you to say, but I'm the one who loses his license if you get inspected.
Come on, man.
It's never been a problem before.
Well, it is a real -- - Hey, dad.
- Yeah? Can I use your computer to finish my George Washington report? That's his daughter, Molly.
I'm fine fudging a line here and there, but I'm not going to flat-out lie.
Look -- give me a couple weeks.
You know who else refused to tell a lie? Cherry tree, ax, chop-chop.
Anyway, so, I can use your computer? - Molly! - Daria.
Daria, where have you been? That's the nanny.
Never mind.
Come on.
Get up here.
- Forget it.
- Where have you been? I'll just be the only kid in school who has to use books.
That's enough.
Where's the mother in all this? According to Dead.
Yeah, uh, she died a year ago.
How did you -- It's the way he looks at Molly.
He loves her, but also, she reminds him of something that he's lost.
Well, that explains his focus on the house.
He's compensating for his loss by exerting power over his world.
Hardison, can you bring up the blueprint on the house? So, you're saying that being $1 million in debt -- That's a lot of control? Well, it probably doesn't even register.
I mean, that's not greed we're looking at it.
It's grief.
I thought we were supposed to hate the guys that we take down.
Not a requirement -- a perk Usually.
Okay, so, we are here to get Geoffrey's chip back.
Now, I have no doubt it's in that house somewhere.
I just -- I don't know where.
Look for a room or a door that doesn't go with the rest of the house.
So, how do you want to get inside? Oh, I thought we'd just, you know, wait for an invitation.
Lady, come on.
I got to get to my house.
Ah! Let me ask you a question -- How do you feel about living in the shade of greatness? Shadow -- she wants you to live in the shadow.
Shade, shadow, "tomahto," "tomahto.
" You're the new owners.
Oh, heavens, no.
We've just been hired to make the place liveable, huh? Becka Jessup.
Contractors.
You know what I'm thinking that house needs to achieve its potential for greatness? What? Yeah? A spire.
Spire? A spire, A spire made of glass and steel and, greatness! Uh, are you serious? I hope you like asphalt, buddy.
Yeah.
I-I hope you like asphalt.
Dear, dear, dear.
Your landscaping's gonna have to go.
Not enough sunlight, you understand.
Look -- I-I don't know if you people are crazy or what, but you're not gonna build a spire in this neighborhood.
The zoning board won't allow it.
Oh, please.
Zoning laws were made for people who don't have enough vision.
By "vision," she means "money.
" Vision.
Wait.
Is that my dirt? Vision.
He just took my dirt.
Put that back.
I, uh, really shouldn't be doing this.
This is ridiculous.
Nobody needs a house that big.
I think that's the garage.
Okay, how in the hell did they get that past the zoning board? Hey, there.
So, I, uh, know about the pay-offs.
I've seen the blueprints.
Now, either you and whoever you're working for can be buried under an avalanche of lawsuits, or I'm listening.
Come work for me.
Well, for a start, this is too confined.
It's too narrow.
No, this space -- this space -- it's all wrong.
This wall.
This wall -- this wall's gonna have to go.
Panic room -- best security money can buy.
Only Molly or myself goes through that door.
Understood? Can we talk about the tile in the kitchen? I need to install some.
Uh, Hardison, you know that room with the safe? It is a safe.
I don't want a media room.
No, no, cinematic-immersion zone.
Whatever.
It's just me and Molly now.
Look -- I didn't bring Damon in just to make your multimedia dreams come true.
He's gonna turn this place into a smart house.
- Smart house? - Yeah.
You see, what happens is, say you forget to lock a window, close a door, or something like that.
Boo! Right there, you see? Everything in this house, everything in your life, operates off of this guy right here.
You can -- I don't know -- your locks, your video cameras, or I could wire it to your vehicle.
You can, like, start your car or play a particular CD, lock, unlock the doors, something like that.
It's pretty freakin' sweet, so Love it.
Everything but the panic room.
Only Molly and I access that.
But if there's already a CCTV in there, you know, it'd be easy for him to wire the -- Nobody goes in.
Security.
Wait.
Can we get the combination to the safe from the panic room camera? I tapped into it already.
The angle's no good.
Plus, we'd need a button cam, but it's not gonna work with the kind of shirts that he wears.
Try his glasses.
All right.
Hi.
Eliot, with, uh Uh, yeah, you're late.
Where's Jack? Hancock Security.
Jack is -- he got sent to another gig, so they sent me.
Okay, well, go find Molly, all right? Okay.
Who's Molly? My daughter.
Geez, don't you guys ever read your files? Daria: E-excuse me.
I am so sorry.
I don't think Mr.
Connell wants anyone back here.
Oh, sorry.
Thanks.
Yeah.
Okay.
Look -- I don't have time to keep tabs on her.
Can't watch his own daughter.
Hey, Molly.
I'm Eliot.
I'm supposed to It's got to be pretty cool living next to a carnival, though, huh? It's got to be pretty cool being the security guy.
Wh-- M-my j-- Clearly you've never been to one.
Every game is rigged.
Is rigged.
It's a waste of time unless you cheat.
Well, if you cheat, there's no satisfaction in winning.
Cheating's the only way to get anything in life.
Uh-huh.
Aren't you a little bag of sunshine? It's my dad's philosophy.
He believes that all of life is rigged -- Probably some twisted reaction to my mom dying.
Too much, too soon? Sorry.
Don't have many people to talk to these days.
I wonder why.
Other than Daria.
Who's that? She's our Eastern-European housekeeper.
Talking to her is like Talking to an Eastern-European housekeeper.
You don't have any friends? My dad's been all wonky lately, not letting me go anywhere or have anyone over.
He's all obsessed with this reconstruction thingy.
My mom started it.
It's like a shrine to her or something.
Anyway, the blogs say he's grieving.
What do you think? I don't know.
You know, I know a way to beat these, uh -- these games you think are rigged.
Yeah? Yeah.
What? What do you think it is? Hard work.
Was "Rudy" on cable last night? Yeah.
Nate, we're good to go.
I hacked his med records and copied his prescription exactly.
He'll never know.
Parker Tell me how you're feeling right now.
Um Wait.
Huh? Hmm? Uh, nothing.
Never mind.
He's coming toward you.
Oh! Ohh, sorry! Damn it.
Oh.
Damn it.
Sorry.
I'm sorry.
Ah, there we go.
Yeah, yeah, just fine.
Whatever.
Just don't let it happen again, okay? Okay.
I'm sorry.
Hello? Okay, give me a second.
I've got to put you on hold, okay? Hold on.
I Yeah, we're still on, but Yes, I know.
Yes, it's secure.
Look -- whatever.
Just have the money there tonight.
No.
No.
No.
No! Come on, man! You see this? You -- you see this?! I'm sorry, Geoffrey.
No retina scan, voice, print, no facial recognition, nothing.
He doesn't even touch the keypad.
Bring up the audio.
There's nothing to bring up.
He doesn't say anything.
No, no, just -- just bring up the audio all the way.
He's -- Shh.
Shh.
Shh.
Shh.
Breath lock.
We're gonna have to get his DNA from his breath.
We're gonna have to get him to take a breathalyzer.
He said that only he and Molly have access to that room.
Eliot, I got something for you.
Are you kidding me? What, you think I wouldn't notice?! Oh, hey! Hey, girl, this thing is hypersensitive.
I'm hyper-sensitive when people are building robots to replace me! It's not a robot.
I'm not stupid, Hardison, okay? I know how smart you are and how capable you are of doing things.
Parker 2000? No.
What -- No, see, like -- Um, okay.
Yeah, I used your name, right? But it's not -- it's not what you think, at all.
It's an ASCD, an automated safe-cracking device.
I'm a safe-cracking device.
Told you not to call it Parker.
The wheel? All right, you've blown up enough balloons.
Come over here.
I want to show you something.
Now, let me see your balloon.
Can you tie it? Hmm? All right.
Now, the mistake that most people make is throwing at the balloon, all right? The way these darts are weighted, they don't generate enough energy and momentum to go through the balloon.
Boom.
Rigged? No, not rigged, okay? House advantage.
But you throw in an arc Gravity -- that creates enough momentum.
You try.
You forgot to mention the need for talent.
You go -- No, hard work beats talent every time.
You're not putting an arc on it.
Do you subscribe to some motivational website or something? Try again.
And there you have it.
See? Practice and hard work, and one of these days -- Hold this right there You'll be able to do this.
Oh, sweet.
That's right.
Go over there and try it yourself.
Use the mirror.
Mirrors and I aren't exactly on speaking terms.
What's the problem? I just don't like what I see.
Molly, come! Time for carnival! God.
No, thank you! Your father wants us out of way.
Then Eliot can come.
No, no, h-he must stay.
- Uh, no, I got to -- yeah.
- Now come on.
It will be fun.
I promise.
I'll buy you cotton candy.
Last year you loved the carnival so much.
Problem? Can Eliot come? Oh, wait.
Wait.
Your father's calling.
He say we must go now or we'll be late.
If I have to go to some lame carnival, then why can't Eliot come? Yeah.
Yeah.
Why can't Eliot take you? It's fine, really.
I mean, it's great.
I mean, fewer variables means fewer complications -- in renovations.
Okay, okay, that's fine.
Let's go.
Carnival, yay! Okay? Come.
Come.
Come.
Come.
Have fun.
Yeah.
Clock starts now, people.
Okay, Parker, Hardison, stand by.
Okay, Nate.
How are you getting him out of there? Sophie and I are gonna run an abbreviated version of Roman Wedding.
Not so hard.
Holy crap.
I quit! Ha! What was that about? Uh, we better go get her.
Oh, come on, Becky! Come on! Hey! No, this is the last straw.
Oh, we got plenty of straws.
This is like Mumbai all over again.
What do you mean, Mumbai all over again?! What's -- what is she so mad about? I'm not working with her.
Parker, it's not gender-specific.
Plus, it can open a safe Ha! There's no way I'm working with her.
I don't See? It's not working.
That's 'cause you got to find the tell, all right? So, the way these guns are built, the barrel is aimed down and to the left.
So you want to aim up and to -- The right.
To the right.
Right.
You got it.
You got it.
You got it.
There you go, little lady.
Let's go.
Sophie: You didn't even tell him.
What? We don't have time for this.
Tell him what? Well, we need to make time.
Time for what? Now, why is she so mad? Why is she so mad? I'll tell you why.
Well, because she has trouble seeing the bigger picture.
That's why.
I see bigger pictures than you've ever dreamt of.
Who is it that designed David and Victoria's Ecuadorian water feature? Or who created Woody Harrelson's wall of hemp? No, wait.
Wait.
Okay, Mr.
Connell, just give this some pause.
I just need one minute for you, me, and Ida Lupino here to sort this out, okay -- one minute.
Woman, please just connect it to the safe's wall.
This is a Glen Reeder model 88-11, last made in 2009.
Did she know that? Yes, Parker, because I programmed it.
I knew you were trying to replace me.
Woman, please just connect it to the safe's wall.
Ain't nobody replacing you.
Eliot, I did it! That's awesome.
Come on, Parker.
I'll be right back, okay? Your father is calling.
Sweet.
So, is "Parker" a code name? I mean, either you're talking on a secret radio or you're a schizophrenic.
I'm security.
Can I try? No.
Come on.
Just let me try.
I-I-I won't say anything.
I'll just listen.
Don't put it in your ear.
Put it in your pocket -- not until I tell you.
I'll be Botasky, and you be Perky.
Who? Don't you ever read? Parker, Connell's gonna catch you.
Shh! Parker, please! Are you talking to me or the new Parker? Molly, your father wants us back soon.
Let's go get cotton candy.
You want some? Maybe I should talk to new Parker.
Give her the comm.
Eliot? Give her the comm, Parker.
Molly! Molly! At least she listens.
Give her the comm.
Girl, if you don't attach that thing to the safe wall -- Just do it, Parker! Fine.
There's no way she can crack this safe faster than me.
Whoa.
Hardwood floors? Yeah, I'm telling you.
You know, she wants to use the hardwood from Burma, that crap.
I mean, the hardwood from Brazil is the best stuff.
Fine.
Whatever.
I'll be upstairs in my office you need me.
Okay, Parker, we are running out of time.
Done.
They took her! They took her! They took Molly! I-I tried, I tried.
I tried.
They took Molly.
Listen to me.
Who took her? What did you see? I don't -- I don't know -- What did you see?! She -- God.
She was here, and then men were there, and I tried to hold her -- How many men? How many men were there? Remember.
It's very important you remember how many men! Three.
All right, go -- go back to the house, all right? Listen -- you understand me? Go straight back to the house now.
Go.
Nate.
No, this can't be an abduction.
This is K&R.
The Russian buyers -- they want the chip.
We are on a reset.
The main objective is the girl.
We find her, bring her back safe.
We lose the chip if we have to.
We burn Connell if we have to.
Anyone have a problem, speak now.
Hardison, the carnival is covered in cameras.
I'll need a map.
I'm on it.
Eliot, we're gonna need to know if anyone has left the carnival.
from the main entrance.
Nate, if I'm engaged Do your worst.
This is a goodwill gesture.
What I want for it in return is your undivided attention and the benefit of the doubt.
My name is Nate Ford.
In just a few seconds, that phone is going to ri-- I'll make this brief.
The Russians that you lined up to buy that chip -- Well, they've decided they don't like your price anymore.
Now, you need to listen to me very carefully.
They have your daughter.
They have Molly.
Now, do you understand what I mean by that? If you hurt my child, I will end you.
We are not the Russians.
Thorne.
Geoffrey? The guy that you stole the chip from has hired us to steal it back -- Do you understand? If you're not working with them, how did you know that they'd call? 'Cause I'm very good at what I do.
Now, if you want to get your daughter back, you'll let me do the talking.
Yeah? Connell? No, uh, you're not gonna be dealing with Connell anymore.
You're gonna be dealing with me.
What happened? They hung up.
I'm calling the police.
No, no, no, no, wait.
Just give it a few moments.
They'll call back.
I've got no intel here, guys.
Tell me you have something.
Eliot? Molly? Where are you? I don't know.
It's dark.
I can't see anything.
Eliot, I'm scared.
All right, listen -- you're gonna be fine, okay? This is -- this is just a drill.
It's like a -- like a fire drill.
You have those at your school, right? If I promise not to cry, will you just tell me the truth? All right, this is not a drill.
These guys are very bad guys, the guys that took you, okay? But I'm coming for you -- me -- and I'm gonna find you, and I'm gonna bring you home.
Now, you tell me -- Does that sound like the truth? Yeah.
Okay, good.
I'm gonna need your help.
What do I have to do? I need you to use your ears.
All right? I need you to listen harder than you've ever listened in your entire life, and I need you to tell me exactly what you hear.
Music And the sound from the spider ride.
Yeah? At the carnival, in one hour.
If you bring the chip, you'll get the girl.
If you don't bring the chip What did they say? Doesn't matter.
What do you mean, "It doesn't matter"? We're negotiating for my daughter.
No, no, no.
No, we're not.
They're testing us.
Wait.
I don't understand.
Testing for what? Testing us to see if they even need to negotiate.
Now just be quiet.
Hardison, I need you to clear out the carnival, and fast.
Okay, now, Eliot, I need you to find the janitor's closet, where they keep the supplies.
I know where it is.
Okay, good.
Here's what I need you to get.
Based on what Molly hears and the location of the spider, she is here.
Eliot, northeast corner.
Got it.
Okay, that's where the meet will be.
Nate, I'm only saying this 'cause they're Russian -- Ferris wheel.
Maybe they got a bird's-eye view of the entire carnival.
What does that mean? It means they can post a sniper.
I go again.
All right, come on, dude.
It's like your 10th time in a row.
I go again.
All right.
All right, I got it, Hardison.
Now what? Okay, Eliot, find the hottest liquid that's not water, mix, and run like hell.
Damn it, Hardison.
A little warning next time.
Well, what you think "run like hell" meant? Please exit the park safely and quickly.
Everything will be fine -- nothing too toxic.
Folks, right this way.
Just go home and come back tomorrow.
After I made the recording, I called police and fire, told them it was a false alarm.
Nice work.
Really nice.
Hey! No, Mr.
Connell, please stay back here with me.
She's my daughter.
I'm going.
No, no, no.
No, no, no, you're not.
Please.
She needs me.
I haven't been there for her.
When -- when -- when I lost my wife, I-I forgot that Molly lost her mother, too, so When she needed me the m-- Please.
She's all that I have.
No, I'm -- I'm -- I'm all that she has, and I've lost everything.
Not yet, you haven't, no.
She needs you to stay right here.
Now, we're gonna go and get her.
I'm coming for you, Molly.
Stay small and quiet, and if I say "run," you run.
Okay.
Okay.
Hey, guys, I got the security shed.
Okay, Eliot, heads-up, man.
You got a little trouble ahead.
You -- what? Damn.
What the hell was that? It was a little trouble.
Where is she? Eliot? You okay? Oy! Do you have the chip? What are you looking for? Your boss.
I am the boss.
Where I come from, boss is the guy with the gun.
Yeah, well, in America, the boss is the guy who doesn't need a gun.
You know, here's the thing -- If you had permission to pull that thing, I think you would have done it already.
Little respect! That's all I'm asking for -- common courtesy! There is nobody here but us.
Look -- I haven't made myself clear, have I? I'm gonna speak to no one but her.
How did you know? Oh! Look.
It's your father calling.
He say we must go now or we'll be late.
Not so hard.
Holy crap.
I quit! Ha! What was that about? Better go get her.
I don't think that Mr.
Connell wants anyone back here.
Thanks.
Lucky guess.
Okay, Parker.
Parker, it's on.
Get there.
Where's Molly? Safe.
This negotiation won't begin until you give me proof.
You should look at your chest before making any more demands.
I'd like to see Parker 2000 try that.
Eliot? Eliot? You okay? Eliot? Eliot? Molly, my name's Sophie.
I'm looking out for you.
Everything's gonna be fine, Molly.
Molly, can you hear -- She's my daughter.
Molly? Dad? Dad? Honey, everything's going according to plan, um Hey, you know that I only hire the best, right? Yeah.
Well, that's who's coming to get you -- the best.
And they're gonna bring you back safe and sound, and I'll be right here, waiting.
I'll be here for you, Molly.
From now on, I promise -- just you and me.
I wish I was with you right now, dad.
Me too, honey.
You just hang on a little bit longer, and we'll both see each other real soon, okay? Molly I love you so much.
I love you, too, daddy.
You did good.
Eliot? Eliot? Are you at the storage shed? Eliot, did you find Molly? Eliot? If you kill me, how will you find the girl? Actually, I was gonna do it the other way around.
Oh, so you know where she is, then? She's not -- she's not here.
Nate, they moved her.
Best move for you is just to hand her over.
Once I am safe with chip, you get Molly.
First we need proof of life.
You think I hurt her? I raised her -- more than Mr.
Connell.
You're gonna be in big trouble when they find me.
I said shut up.
Molly.
Molly? You're gonna regret this.
Shut up.
I'm here, Botasky.
Give me a clue.
I don't like what I see.
Mirrors and I aren't exactly on speaking terms.
What's the problem? I just don't like what I see.
Nate, I know where she's at.
I'm gonna go get her.
No, Eliot, Daria's got the chip.
We got to just wai-- I don't wait.
I'm coming for you, Molly.
Roper.
Eliot! Eliot, help me.
Please! Are you still there? Eliot, I'm scared.
Please help me.
I'm scared.
Please.
The great Eliot Spencer.
It's dark.
I can't see anything.
Eliot, I'm scared.
Get up, Spencer.
I don't like what I see.
I'm scared.
Molly! Molly! Molly! Daddy! Nice work, Perky.
You too, Botasky.
Son of a bitch! Let me out of this car right now, you son of a bitch! Sorry, what? I can't hear you.
I will kill you! Do you hear me? I will -- You'll what? Everything in your life operates off this guy right here -- Your locks, your video cameras, or I could wire it to your vehicle.
You can, like, start your car or play a particular CD, lock, unlock the doors, something like that.
It's pretty freakin' sweet, so Let me out! I'm sorry.
What? Let me out! Can't hear you.
I will kill you! I will kill you! No, no, no, no, no! No, wait! Wait! This is not over! Stop! Stop! I can't thank you enough.
This is my life.
And it sounds like Connell's turned over a new leaf.
Well, I wouldn't say "Turned over a new leaf" so much as -- Oh, you know, sometimes, when you lose something that's important, something that centers you, something that you feel you can't live without, you lose how to live.
Like my chip.
Well, it sounds like Molly and her dad are doing okay.
They're making up for lost time.
Hey, man, you really should have let us get you to a hospital.
I hired a nurse.
Ah, thataboy.
A little chicken noodle soup, a little grandmotherly love.
Stop.
Hey.
How are you? This is nurse Gail.
I don't think she's registered.
You doing okay? Always.
How you two doing with your little mini-Parker? I can't believe you brought her here, by the way.
Okay, you know what, Parker? Look.
You want to know why I made it green? Mm-hmm.
Because your favorite color is green.
You want to know why I named her after you? It's because she's based off of you.
Parker, that's why I was always asking you, "What are you thinking? How are you feeling?" Everything she knows, she learned off of you.
I didn't make her to replace you.
I'd never want to replace you.
She's -- she's for you.
I love it.
Really? Yeah.
I'm gonna call her "Hardy.
" Okay.
No.
Um, it's "Parker 2000.
" It says so right there in the fine print.
It used to be.
Okay, no.
That's -- that's not gonna work.
That's -- Hardy it is.
But it's Parker 2000.
It's like -- Yeah, but you said it's mine, so I can name it whatever I want.
She shall be called Hardy.
You like that name, don't you? - Yes.
- Yes.
Right, but when I invented it, I registered the name as Parker 2000.
She likes it.
She likes it.
Hardy is good.
I can make a Hardy.