Leverage s04e17 Episode Script

The Radio Job

Watch around your 6.
Sophie, I know you're waiting alone in a restaurant, ducking my call, but -- and I'll make it up to you.
But the thing is -- something h-- Latimer.
What are you, too rich to wait until morning to talk to me? I wouldn't have called if it wasn't urgent.
If this is about that job you asked me to do, I think I told you what you could do with it.
Well, sadly, it is.
You see, when I couldn't convince you to procure the item for me, I moved on to the next man on the list.
I don't see how that's my problem.
His entry plan was flawless.
Got in without a hitch on Friday, but that was the last I heard from him.
Something's wrong.
He doesn't like the price, okay? So he's gonna sit on the item until you double it.
That's what he does.
Well, I know he didn't leave the building.
When it reopens Monday, he'll be arrested and die in prison.
Like I said, not my problem.
The rich and powerful take what they want.
We steal it back for you.
Sometimes, bad guys make the best good guys.
We provide Ah! Do you know how long it took me to get that reservation, huh? We've been on that list for ages.
This is a new low, even for you.
Look, we both know you're cold, you're distant, you're emotionally unavailable, but you're always punctual.
Like I said, I'm sorry.
What?! Oh, no, Nate.
Where are we going this time of night? "We're" not going anywhere -- I am.
It's personal.
I'll tell you where he's going.
He's headed to the United States Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia.
Nate even cleared out his browser so we wouldn't know.
It's adorable.
He's looking at security schematics.
He'd only do that for a heist.
Even crazier, I traced the files from where they came from -- from a subsidiary of Mr.
Latimer's.
What does Latimer want at the patent office? Uh, what doesn't he want? A cure for the common cold, warp drive, a water engine.
People, everybody knows the government is sitting on futuristic technology at the patent office.
They are? Oh, damn straight, girl.
Under the invention secrecy act of 1951, the US government has sealed away over 5,000 patents that they say is a threat to national security.
It's all just sitting right there chillin', locked away in a super-secret vault.
Is there a time machine? There is.
Yeah.
Yeah, not so much a machine as probably a portal, though.
You don't really sit down as much as -- I'm gonna go get that portal, and I will go -- Guys! Let's just put a pin in what Latimer's after and -- and focus on the heist.
Hardison, what's the security profile? It's all been upgraded to require no on-site guards.
It's all automated.
See, the, uh, elevator and the stairs -- they're ringed with motion sensors, while the rest of the building is CCTV cameras that are linked to a central computer.
Now, instead of paying a guard to sit there 24/7, the computer watches footage by running an image analysis.
Anything out of the ordinary triggers the alarm.
The trick is to get into the computer room by fooling the server with looped video.
Can Nate do this by himself? No.
Two-man job, minimum.
To get to the computer room without triggering the motion sensors, we're gonna have to go up through that skylight and then drop someone down from the top floor.
All right, well, then here's the deal.
See this glass thing right here? You're gonna go up on this side of the building, use that to go across to the next one.
Fine.
Off to the U.
S.
patent office, then.
Let's go steal a -- Let's go steal a time machine.
No, you don't steal -- I'm gonna steal the time machine.
Messing with this damn time machine, man! That's just on TV.
There's no real time machine, is what I'm trying to say.
I told Sophie this was personal.
This has to do with Latimer.
He knows about all of us, so it makes it our problem, as well.
Even if it wasn't, we either have each other's backs or we don't.
Why are you pulling a heist for Latimer? I'm not.
I'll explain everything later.
Right now, I have to get inside that building.
What's your plan? Well, I'm gonna pull the fire alarm, then go in as my arson-investigator alias.
Frank Petrino? The arson investigator with the limp? I didn't say it was a great plan.
This is the plan? Uh-huh.
Mnh-mnh.
Get ba-- Hey, hey.
Get back down here! Go get him.
Damn it, Hardison! Why y'all always pushing me off of stuff? Don't I get a say? I vote no! We don't have a lot of room for error.
You can do it if you stop squirming, man.
Just stand still.
Hey, hey, hey.
Where's Nate, okay? Frank Petrino, arson investigator, was a rock-solid alias.
It might be easier if he's asleep.
Want me to put him to sleep? Hey! I'm standing right here, okay? It's not my fault y'all can't spoof a CCTV.
Relax! We're gonna lower you really slowly, but if you bump into anything -- the walls, the windows, anything -- you will set off the alarms.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it.
It's like the game "Operation," except I'm the tweezers.
Look Whatever you do, do not drop me.
Come on.
I'm tired -- I've had it.
Being pushed off of damn buildings and stuff and windows.
Wh-o-o-oa! Really? It's not funny.
It's not funny.
I see you laughing.
I see you laughing.
I'm a person Human being! I got feelings, and I don't feel none of this.
I'm tired of being pushed off of stuff.
We all having a serious conversation when this is over with.
This is s-squishy.
Oh, peed my pants.
All right.
This is the entire security system? Budget cuts were the best thing to happen to thieves.
Okay, guys, I got good news and bad news.
The good news is -- the video cameras can't see us.
The bad news is -- this cheap video system only has a two-hour buffer, so that's all the time we got.
Get Parker up here.
There's a 2 1/2 inch steel door with a triple military lock that is open.
Wait here, wait here.
Absolutely not.
Not until you give me some answers.
No, listen, I'll explain everything later.
It's better if I go in alone.
I'll start my sweep.
Hello, dad.
Hello, dad.
Do you believe this guy? Blames all our problems on immigrants.
Listen, Jack Latimer called me.
He said that he hired you to do a job and that you got stuck.
Stuck? Do I look stuck.
Well, I mean, you look like you're, uh, searching for a needle in a haystack.
What do you care? Last time I saw you, you were shipping me over to the old country, price on my head.
See that boat behind you? You're running me out of town? My own son? Cheap passage booked under "Jimmy Logue.
" You'll be in galway in two weeks.
Logue.
Your mother's maiden name.
How sweet of you.
I'm proud of you, son.
Dad, listen, this isn't about you, okay? Latimer is just using you to get to me and my crew.
That's what's going on.
So we got to get out of this building, stop all this before they reset the alarm.
Come on.
Hey, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh.
I'm gonna get paid for carrying a patent application out of this building, and that's exactly what I'm gonna do.
Him? You came here to rescue him? You said never again.
I remember.
Although he does provide a window into your distant and withholding management style.
I'm just saying.
Look, look, guys, you know, I didn't ask you to come down here, all right? You know, frankly, I don't know what I'm doing here in this place, but he's my dad.
I mean, I -- he's my problem.
What's this patent application for? Latimer didn't tell him.
All my dad knows is the name and address of the inventor and the date it was sent in Oh, great.
There must be at least 100,000 dead applications here.
to be exact.
Finding that application is the key to figuring out what Latimer is really up to.
I thought Latimer makes money on the companies we take down.
Well, I mean, there's got to be more to this than just Latimer's insider trading.
That's why we have to find this application.
Oh.
We're gonna have to narrow the search.
You think? Where'd Hardison go? He's searching for the government's top-secret invention vault.
Where they keep the time machine.
Uh, go find him.
No, no, not you, not you.
No, I want you to stay with me avd, uh, help my dad.
Okay, Eliot, what do you got on your sweep? Clear so far.
But, I mean, let's be honest -- government building on a Sunday? It's not like they're gonna have a bunch of people running around -- There he is.
Get him! Nate, we got company.
I get it.
These guys work on hourly -- you work on commission, huh? Hang on.
I want to tell you something.
If you wouldn't have been so selfish, you could have had another pro here just like yourself, and I'd be fighting two guys instead of just you.
This may have turned out differently for you.
I'm just saying.
Aaah! You got to learn to share.
Where do they get these guys? Hardison! Where are you?! Hello, and welcome to the island of misfit inventions.
What is this place? Well, see, inventors -- they're only supposed to send in plans, but some of them send in prototypes, and they all end up here.
What on earth is this? Oh, that's a Mr.
Sympathy.
It's a fake pregnant belly for expectant fathers so they can feel what their wives are feeling.
Look, put your hand right here.
No, I don't want to.
It's all right.
Don't be scared.
Ugh, that's gross.
That's a heartbeat, little baby heartbeat.
And over here Ew.
It kicks.
Huh? Isn't that cool? That is weird.
Oh Here, home meat smoker -- very useful.
Over here, we got Christmas IED lights.
There's just a little defect.
They get too hot, they explode.
Um, over here is the air machine.
And then there's this.
I guess people got too attached to that robot vacuum, so somebody just stuck a little butler doll on top.
You're actually enjoying this.
Yeah.
Look, these inventors just started with a workbench and a dream, and I, for one, salute them.
Okay, I'm happy for you that you found your kindred spirits, but come on, we've got more pressing problems.
Come on.
Come on! But the -- the smoker.
I want some meats.
You kidding me? Eliot, what'd you get from the goons? They're local hires.
Orders were to follow the old man in, en take whatever paperwork he had on him.
They saw us go in.
They followed us.
Latimer must have wanted backup in case I let my dad hang.
That doesn't add up.
What do you mean? Latimer's got his own private security, right? These guys are ex-cons.
Why would he hire three felons to take something from a 70-year-old man? Good point.
Keep your eyes open.
Without giving you any particulars, I plan to make a small fortune out of this, Nathan.
All right, so This -- this -- this big last score, and then the great Jimmy Ford, what, goes to Ireland to retire? That's quite a picture.
You ever wish ma was joining you? She didn't really understand me, Nathan.
But she loved me.
That's more important.
All patent applications are filed electronically now.
If this thing came here today, we'd be halfway back to Boston already.
Yeah, but because it was filed it's buried somewhere in that archive room.
Bingo.
Lucky for us, they start scanning everything in this room.
Poor bastard stuck with that job works here -- Nelson M.
Bartholomew, chief patent archivist.
Hello? Nelson M.
Bartholomew, this is Ed Lowe from the Department Of Defense office of the Inspector General.
Where in the hell are you? Ed Lowe -- he's the inventor of kitty litter.
I'm sorry.
I don't understand.
Well, let me speak more slowly.
I'm standing in your office right now with other members of the invention suppression team.
Where in the name of all that's holy are you? I-I didn't know.
Nobody told me.
There was a patent application found in the archives that was flagged as top secret.
Do you want a nuclear trigger to fall into the hands of the enemy? Do you?! I could be there in half an hour.
No, no, no, no.
No, I was just in the archive room.
It's a giant mess.
But, sir, the applications are archived according to department protocol.
Really? Are they? Really? Well -- well -- well -- what's the protocol? Go ahead.
Tell me.
What is the protocol? Tell me right now.
Tell me.
Okay, according to our friend Bartholomew, the application should be somewhere in this section.
That narrows it down to a few hundred.
Yeah, all right, well, just get all of them.
We'll, uh, we'll look at them back in Boston.
Nate, look out the window.
Goons must have set off the motion sensors when they came in.
Come on.
Come on.
Get behind the vehicle.
I just checked.
They're on every exit.
Can they get in through the glass walkway? Hardison's got it on lock-down -- for now.
What do we do? Okay, we need a clean phone and my dad's gun.
Everyone is on standby! No one moves in until I say so.
Get me the commanding officer of the local PD on the scene.
All right, go grab it.
Sir.
Hello.
What's your name? FBI special agent Dennis Powell.
Who is this? Just call me a Honest American looking for justice.
Well, why don't you come on out here and we'll talk about that? Oh, no, I'm done talking to uncle Scam.
I have a gun, and I have hostages.
Okay.
What do you want? I have three demands.
I want you to clear all law-enforcement personnel that's on the premises.
If I see a mom with a stroller and an earwig, I will start shooting.
Number two I'd like you to transfer $10 million into a bank in the Caymans.
I'll text you the details.
Number three I want a fully fueled helicopter to land on this building.
You have one hour to comply with these demands Or the next thing that you will see happen is a hostage will drop from the window.
Wait.
I'll give you everything you want, but you have to do something for me first.
And what is that? Send out one hostage.
I'll think about it.
All right, Sophie, I need you to gather some intel from the outside.
And I could use some fresh air.
We're on it.
The first thing they're gonna do is check my info against the staff list.
You're gonna have to make me a US patent office ID.
See, the trick is to keep the temperature low enough without melting it.
There you go.
I'll back up your alias online.
Mm.
You think that's gonna be enough to sell me as a hostage? Well, if you really want to sell it Oh, yeah.
We have a hostage coming out.
Stand down, stand down.
We got somebody coming out.
Don't shoot.
Get in there! Go, go, go! We got you, miss.
Thank you.
It's all right.
Watch your step.
You're okay now.
Thank you, sir.
It's okay.
I'm fine.
One hostage out.
Thank you.
Are you all right Ms.
Dellacave? Yes.
Can I get some water, please? Yeah, sure.
Yes, sir? Get me a bottle of water.
Josephina Dellacave -- check her name against the staff list.
Go.
Oh, thanks.
Do you need a doctor? No, I just -- I'll just sit down.
Ooh! There he goes, kicking again.
Here, feel that.
Yeah, he sure is.
Here.
Tell me what happened.
WellI was just finishing up work on Friday, and this -- this man burst in, and he -- he took me into the archive room at gunpoint.
How many hostages are there? Two, three, maybe.
I-I don't know.
He kept us separate.
Has anybody been hurt? I don't think so.
Uh, he kept repeating these numbers over and over.
It was -- it was -- it was 120, uh, uh, 215, uh, 322, 416.
It sounds like a nutcase.
We need a profiler.
You're safe now, okay? Hang on.
All right, so, Sophie says the FBI has 20 men on the north side, and 16 on the west.
She can see all that? Well, you know, you steal paintings for a living, you learn how to count security.
Hey, these amount of nuts you're playing with here So our best way out is the South.
Yeah.
What we need them to do is, we need them to deploy men from the south and east entrances.
All right, so what's the plan? All right, so we are gonna stay here, continue to look for the file.
I need you to help Hardison draw cops away from the South entrance.
How am I supposed to do that? Well, how you're gonna do it is, we are going to run a radio play.
A radio play with the stuff I find in here? I'd have a better chance of finding warp drive.
You cooking up one of your fool-proof Escape plans? I don't need you to help.
Yeah, right, okay.
Yeah, you know, maybe I should have sent the Donnelly boys instead.
Uh, the Donnellys are only after me because of you.
Yeah, that's why I sent you to Ireland.
What the hell was I supposed to do over there? Sit on a barstool and tell stories? Well Hey, I'm Jimmy Ford, damn it! Yeah, you're Jimmy Ford, yeah! I'm someone they tell stories about.
Oh, great.
Oh, the great Jimmy Ford.
He comes back to add to his legend, huh? You're damn right! Oh.
I get that $2 million, I'm a free man.
Listen, listen, old man, let me tell you something.
I got news for you -- there never was $2 million.
You weren't gonna get $2 million.
Oh -- The minute you walked out of this building -- Those goons -- they were gonna roll you like a drunk! You don't know what I'm capable of! Yes, I do! I know everything about you! I know about your rage, your blind rage! I did this job for you, damn it! Latimer was gonna kill you if I didn't.
Said he would kill you.
Ah I don't need you.
I-I don't need you to help -- help me with Latimer.
Hey, I don't care whether you need me or not.
You're my son.
This is what I have to do.
Nate, I keep hearing the words "acceptable losses.
" I think they're about to go in.
What do you want me to do? Okay, uh, so, uh, Sophie, we need a turf war.
Tell them this.
Special agent Powell.
Yes? Um, I just remembered something.
I-I think that those numbers he kept repeating over and over -- I-I think it has something to do with the Koran.
Why? Because he kept talking about "ji-had.
" Jihad?! Forget the profiler.
We need homeland security! Special agent Powell.
Elaine delacourt, DHS.
Where's the terrorist? We believe he's in the archive room on the West Side of the building.
How many hostages? We don't know.
He's kept them separated.
Hmm.
Where'd you get your intel? Released a hostage -- pregnant woman.
We've got her statement.
I'll need to read that.
And tell your people to report to me.
This is a homeland security operation now.
But -- I'm sorry.
Was I unclear? No.
"Run a radio play.
" A radio play takes a week to set up.
Incoming! Hey! Trying to make a radio play using whatever.
Whoo-hoo-hoo- hoo-hoo-hoo! Woman! What? I'm trying to help you? You know what? Then -- you want to help? Get me something that I can actually use Oh, hello.
I'm Mr.
Butler.
You like a sandwich? Yes.
Thank you.
Nate.
Remember I told you the goons set off the motion sensors? I was wrong.
These things are quiet.
All right, well, then who sent the cops? Think about this.
Why would Latimer threaten to kill you if your dad didn't do this job? He's a millionaire.
He could have anybody he wants do this.
He needed your dad here for bait for you.
Cops and goons -- that's all escalating pressure.
Somebody's messing with your game, Nate.
Latimer -- he might be the front guy, but this ain't his style.
Where's Powell? Nate, trouble.
Homeland security doesn't buy my story.
Nate, trouble.
Homeland security doesn't buy my story.
All right, Sophie, get out of there fast, any way you can.
Okay, well, heartbeat sounds normal.
Absolutely, perfectly, almost mechanically normal.
You're gonna be fine.
Ah! Okay, uh, bill! We got to get going.
We got to get her to the hospital.
Her water just broke.
All right? Grab her hand.
There's something messed up here, and I don't like it.
Look, she's not a suspect.
She was in -- I don't care.
I want -- She's gone.
But -- was I unclear? You sure you want me to do this, Nate? Yes.
I need you to buy us more time.
Trust me -- agent Powell primed for it.
Copy that.
Oh, same old Nathan.
Always making things more complicated than it is.
Well, I mean, complicated world now, you know? Your old smash-and-grab tricks don't work anymore.
Yeah, maybe they don't.
I thought I had one more job left in me, Nathan.
Maybe you're right.
Maybe the game has passed me by.
All right.
We're gonna do the pill scam.
There you go.
I-I'm sorry to bother you.
Do you have change for a $20? Oh! Oh, no! Oh! Oh, dad.
Oh, dear.
Ah, I sure appreciate that.
You all right there, dad? Yeah? You okay? Yeah, yeah, I feel just fine.
You both take care now.
That's not bad.
Oh, well, thank you.
It worked out, didn't it? Oh, boy.
Parker, Hardison, get ready.
Curtain's about to go up.
Sophie, you're in play.
Why did we stop? Oh, don't worry.
We're almost there.
Everything's fine.
I'd say we got, what, about five minutes? Yeah.
Yeah.
We got aut five more minutes.
We should be right there.
Aah! B-Bill? Keep your people out of our way.
We're about to zulu delta.
Wow.
Hey, can anybody hear me out there? Hey, give me that.
Yes, sir.
This channel is reserved for FBI personnel only.
Really? Stop the assault, man.
Do not send those homeland security idiots in here.
Who is this? Who am I? I'm just a fly in the ointment, pal, okay? An off-duty cop from Boston caught in the wrong place at the right time.
You're inside with the terrorist? "Terrorists.
" "Ists," with an "s," okay? This isn't some just disgruntled employee.
These guys are serious, and they got an arsenal.
How do I know you're for real? You know when you're talking to another badge, you can feel it.
Now, you tell me -- can you feel it? I'm feeling it.
All right.
Then those Homeland Security guys are gonna be ducks in a shooting gallery if they come in here.
This is up to you, pal.
I'm on it.
We can't breach.
Why the hell not? One of our own's on the inside.
I just talked to him.
Yeah, it's probably the terrorist.
I don't think so, ma'am.
In Homeland, we aren't paid to think.
We're paid to act.
Commence zulu delta on my mark Okay, delta team, let's go.
Keep your head down.
They're coming in.
Pull back! Pull back! Welcome to the party, pal.
I don't know who you are, but this is Homeland Security spec ops leader Elaine Delacourt.
You're not fooling anyone.
I'm just saying.
Come on.
Look, look.
How you like me now? All teams, stand down! Stand down! Got a man inside.
What's up? You still with us? I'm still here.
Hang in there, cowboy.
Yippee-ki-yay, mother-- Found it! What is this? It's a water filter.
A very big water filt, the kind that fits in a dam.
But why would a finance guy -- what would he be needing water technology for? Hardison, they have the building surrounded, so we're gonna go out through the next one, so make sure that that glass walkway is unlocked.
Sophie, I hope you got us a ride.
I'm on it.
Found Lucille exactly where we left her.
Sophie's on her way.
Got this off one of the goons.
Look at the last incoming call.
Rockford, Illinois.
That mean anything to you? All right, phase 2 is ready.
All right, here we go.
Hey, pal, stay away from the west entrance.
They're heading there now, and they're gonna shoot their way out.
You can't do this on your own.
Cowboy? Cowboy! What? He's from Boston.
Motion sensors on the west entrance are going berserk! Everyone to the west entrance now! Negative.
Not until we have ascertained -- Powell, you get back here! That is an order! My man is not an acceptable loss.
Move in! IED! Okay, Sophie's pulling around now.
This back street should be completely empty.
Excuse me.
Hey, hey, you, what's going on? Free money, man.
Some guy just called the radio station, says he's gonna throw a million bucks off the roof.
Where's my father? What? He was right here.
He has the patent.
Caller from Alexandria, what's your plan to give this country back to the people? Well, government stole my patent, so I stole $1 million from the IRS, and I'm gonna throw it off the roof of the patent building in 10 minutes.
What the hell just happened? What just happened is a 70-year-old with a radio just created a flash mob.
Your dad double-crossed us? Yes, he did.
Come on! We have to go! Nate.
Somebody's messing with your game, Nate.
Latimer -- he might be the front guy, but this ain't his style.
Got this off one of the goons.
Look at the last incoming call.
Rockford, Illinois.
That mean anything to you? I know who's behind this.
We need to find my father fast.
Okay, call the radio station, see if you can get a trace.
Where do you think he's going? Where? Don't you mean when? Now, why would he go back to 1962? Don't encourage her.
What is that? It's a bow tie.
Bow ties are cool.
Shouldn't we be doing this on the road? I wouldn't worry about it.
I think the feds are gonna find who they were looking for.
Right on, cowboy.
Right on.
Okay, guys, guys.
Dad! Listen, where are you? You have no idea who you're up against.
That's never stopped me before.
Yeah, okay.
Now, here's the thing, dad -- Now you just sit back, and before you know it, we're gonna be tossing back a few A couple of free men.
Dad! Now, listen to me.
If you -- all right, did you get a location? I got someplace close to the Baltimore waterfront, but if I ping it off the towers, I can get a little closer.
It's just gonna take me some time.
All right, Eliot, get us there.
Where's the $2 million? Where's the patent? You didn't hear me?! Okay, there it is.
There's the ping.
It's the warehouse district by the shipping docks.
We got a 600-foot radius.
That's as close as I can get.
Not enough.
Well, it's either one of these three warehouses -- Yeah, okay, listen, I need ownership records for all of them, okay, right away.
Hey, Eliot, come on.
Drive, drive.
Let's go.
It's not my fault, man.
It's not my challenger.
The patent, old man? Deal is $2 million and my son's life.
Yeah, so, wheis Nate? He's safe, and I want to keep it that way.
A deal's a deal.
We have a situation.
Nope.
He didn't show.
Um well, look, this is all I got -- no names but I got companies.
No, that's it.
That's it right there.
Building 21.
Tobin-Casey? They make fishing reels.
No, it's just a shell company that he owns.
Eliot, how much longer? Four minutes.
Okay, make it two.
All right, please answer.
Come on.
Yeah? Listen, this is a setup.
You don't think I know a setup when I see it? Latimer double-crossed me.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
This is not about Latimer, all right? I need you to listen very carefully.
I need you to focus.
Oh, maybe this is one of those things that you were right about so many of the time.
Things are more complicated than they seem.
Okay, just walk out of the building.
Start walking out of the building right now very -- just -- just start going, okay? I got it.
It's up here at the end.
No, you stay out.
Don't come in here.
I'm your father.
I'm telling you not to -- no, no, no, no, no.
You have to get out of the building now! Okay? It's the first time I've been able to do some of these things -- the father things.
Listen, listen, if you don't get -- okay, okay, we're -- we're pulling up right now.
I need you to walk out of the building now, okay? You just tell stories.
Tell them stories about me.
No, no, no! Get -- get out! I'm coming in to get you right now! Tell them -- tell them how much Jimmy Ford loves his son.
Nate! Nate! Nate.
Can you hear me?