Magnum P.I. (2018) s03e04 Episode Script

First the Beatdown, Then the Blowback

1 Hi, boys.
See how you like this.
See ya.
Easy, easy, easy.
You're okay.
Higgins? Higgins! - Higgins! - Yes, Magnum.
Don't shout.
I'm right here.
All right, lads.
Honestly, you know, I am a little bit disappointed.
All you had to do was break in and steal the Ferrari to test my new security upgrades.
Supposed to be a simple task for someone with your training and experience.
Nice try on the ultrasonic dog whistle, by the way.
How'd you know? Well, I took the liberty of installing noise meters which could detect high-frequency sounds.
So, when the lads came in, I just put on these nice earmuffs.
Good boys.
Go in.
- That's not fair.
- Why? I merely anticipated the way you might try to penetrate me and deployed a countermeasure.
Okay, what you just said was borderline inappropriate, and I'm feeling very harassed right now.
Oh, please, Magnum.
You're just upset - that you failed your mission.
- What are you talking? I didn't fail my mission.
You cheated.
- I - Noise meters? Who does that? Magnum, there is no such thing as too much security, especially since you've now found yourself a nice stalker.
Well, we don't know that I have a stalker.
All right? Secondly, we know this isn't about my safety.
This is about you always having to win.
It's You called the cops, too? Come on.
I did not call the police.
You must have breached a silent alarm.
I did not breach a silent alarm.
I did everything right.
Well, clearly, you are mistaken, and now you're going to have to explain to these nice gentlemen why you're breaking into your own home.
You two can relax.
They're here for me.
Kumu Tuileta? Ma'am, please put your hands behind your back.
- You're under arrest.
- Kumu? Before we ask you any questions Hi.
You didn't have to bail me out.
Course we did.
We couldn't let you sit in prison.
- Are you okay? - Fine.
Not my first time in bracelets, you know.
Kumu, they're accusing you of grand larceny in the third degree.
Please tell us there's a mistake.
It's a mistake.
Thank goodness for that.
It's probably grand larceny in the first degree.
What I took is worth half a million, easy.
Kumu, what happened? I stole an expensive artifact from a wealthy collector.
And I'm not giving it back.
- His name's Owen Westberry.
- The developer? Yesterday, he asked me over to his house to authenticate some Hawaiian artifacts that he'd recently acquired.
But when I got there, I learned the pieces were all purchased through Leonard King, a local antiquities dealer who has a reputation for looting hallowed sites.
- Grave robber.
- Yeah, it sounds like King's the guy who should be in jail.
Well, the Cultural Center's been trying to shut him down for years, but no one's ever caught him in the act.
So, what was it that Mr.
Westberry asked you to authenticate? You know, there were several pieces, but the most sacred one was the skull of a young boy.
That's pretty weird.
Yeah, that seems like a rather morbid item to want to possess.
Not if you know its history.
I believe this particular skull is from the 18th century and belongs to a 12-year-old boy named Makani who was killed in battle.
As legend has it, Makani longed to be a great warrior like his father And when Kamehameha invaded Oahu in 1795, he secretly followed his father into the Battle of Nu'uanu.
The Oahu army was overwhelmed and pushed back to the edge of the Pali by Kamehameha's forces.
Makani saw what was happening and joined the fight only to be driven off the cliff with his father and hundreds of other warriors.
What makes you think it's Makani's skull? Because his mother buried him in a cave near those cliffs, and it's rumored that King looted that cave several years ago.
I told Mr.
Westberry he should give the skull and other pieces to the Cultural Center, but he said he paid good money for all of it and it was staying in his private collection.
So, that's when you took the skull.
I went back when he was at work, and I told his staff I misplaced my phone, and they let me look for it.
That's when I slipped the skull into my bag.
I know.
It wasn't a great plan.
But I had to get that skull out of his house and back where it belongs.
Now the prosecuting attorney wants me to return the skull within 24 hours.
If I do, they'll dismiss the case.
But like I said, it ain't gonna happen.
And you're certain about this, Kumu? That's Makani.
I know it in my heart.
And he deserves to be at peace, not on a shelf in some rich man's house.
Yeah, well, you know, you're standing up for what's right.
- I respect that.
- So do I.
And we'll support you, whatever you decide to do next.
Hundred percent.
Remember, you have to square both sides, then multiply both by "A.
" Square up the sides, right.
All right, take your time.
Got it.
"A" equals one over "X" squared.
That's actually correct.
Don't be so shocked.
You looked up the answer, didn't you? What? No.
Dennis, I saw your hand move on the keyboard and then your eyes move from your work page to the screen.
Can you maybe stop being a cop for, like, a minute and just be my dad? The two aren't mutually exclusive.
- And you haven't denied it yet.
- Okay, I may have looked, but I was just double-checking my work.
I might've snuck a peek at the answer 'cause I didn't know it.
You know, I don't have to do this.
I graduated from high school.
You're the one who needs to learn this stuff.
- When am I gonna use this? - Never.
You will never use it.
- But that's not the point.
- I can't find her anywhere.
- Okay, calm down.
- Okay, w I'm tired of people telling me to calm down.
Okay? I'm looking for my daughter.
Look, you need to know this stuff so you can graduate high school and land a decent job.
All right? I don't want you living above my garage when you're 30, asking to borrow money that you'll never pay back.
That's called being a mooch.
I know a guy like that.
- And if you end up like him - in the station.
- I'm here to help you.
- I understand where the hell I am.
That's why I walked over here.
Okay? I'll be very disappointed.
Can you get someone to help me right now? Yes, I'm here to help you.
All right, I got to go.
Just finish the rest of the problems, and we'll go over them tonight, okay? And no cheating.
Sir, I need you to speak coherently.
I need for you not to tell me when to calm down.
Okay? - Excuse me.
Detective Katsumoto.
- My daughter's missing right now.
- Is there a problem here? - Yeah.
My daughter's missing, and no one cares.
We don't know if she's missing.
He just can't reach her.
And it's only been a few hours.
How old's your daughter, sir? Call me Izzy.
She's 21.
Name's Kai.
I was supposed to pick her up from the airport this morning, and she never showed.
- Did you check with the airline? - Yeah.
They said she got off the plane, but somewhere between the gate and the curb, she disappeared.
And now her phone's turned off.
There could be any number of explanations.
No, no, no, no, no.
Something has happened.
Look, I know you're worried.
All right? I'm a father.
I get it.
But Kai is an adult, which means we can't touch this for 24 hours.
We have that policy for a reason.
Yeah? And what if it was your kid? There are a couple people who may be able to help you, okay? I can't believe you're bringing us a client.
I mean, I'm pretty sure that's the first sign of the apocalypse.
Me, too.
But someone should help him, and right now, my hands are tied.
Well, thank you for the referral.
And, um, speaking of people who need help I heard about the charges, but I can't intervene on Kumu's behalf.
Come on, can't you talk to the prosecuting attorney? Work some of that Katsumoto charm - like you did with Rick? - This is different.
Kumu was caught on video committing theft.
The P.
can't just ignore that.
But she's 62 years old.
If she's convicted, she might get five years.
That's a very long time for someone her age.
That's why I'm hoping she'll reconsider.
Yeah, that's not gonna happen.
Well Let's hope she comes around.
I got to go.
- Keep me in the loop.
- Yeah.
Good luck.
Izzy, how are you? - I'm Thomas, this is Juliet.
- Hi.
- Thank you for doing this.
- Of course.
Katsumoto filled us in on a few details.
He said that you were supposed to pick up your daughter Kai at the airport.
Yeah, she was on a return flight from Japan this morning.
We made plans to-to meet at the curb, I called her ten times, waited an hour.
- Nothing.
- What was she doing in Japan? MMA.
Had a couple fights over there.
My daughter's gonna go pro soon.
Okay, well, we'll definitely look into it.
I-I don't know how much you charge for this Yeah, I wouldn't even worry about it.
If we don't find your daughter in the first 24 hours, HPD's gonna take over anyway.
Either way, you'll have some answers soon.
Howzit, brah? - This is my partner Juliet Higgins.
- Hi.
Nice to meet you.
So, I need a favor.
Didn't I just hook you up? Alema's little brother plays QB for the Rainbow Warriors.
And Alema was nice enough to hook me up with some seats.
- And field passes.
- Yes.
And I lent you my car for that date.
Remember that? - So we're even on that one.
- Right.
This is an entirely different favor.
Your car? Hold on.
So, I just need to see some security footage from this morning, uh, Terminal 2.
Yeah? And what do I get? Don't you think you should have, uh, cleared it with Rick before you offered Alema here a free meal? You know, I find it easier to beg for forgiveness - than ask for permission.
- Mm-hmm.
Oh, hold on.
There she is.
Right there.
See if you can zoom in.
Well, those two don't exactly look friendly.
Recognize someone? They're soldiers for Hiroki Matsui, head of the Yoshida clan, it's a yakuza offshoot.
Been making inroads in Hawaii recently.
Vice has been trying to shut them down.
But this doesn't seem like an abduction.
It looks like Kai goes willingly.
Yeah, but it's a public place.
They may be making an effort not to make a scene.
Or they could be threatening her.
Except we don't know that for sure.
Look at her reaction.
Her lips are pursed.
That's a sign of fear.
I mean, that's not something you expect from one who engages in blood sport for a living.
You have a point.
But that's still not enough.
There's no obvious crime here.
And I can't put a tail on someone without probable cause.
Well, it's a good thing we're not bound by the same rules you are.
We'll let you know what we find.
If Kai is mixed up with Matsui, it's not gonna end well for her.
Odds are she'll wind up in prison or dead, so whatever you're gonna do, do it fast.
According to Kamekona, Matsui works out of a club called Desire, on Cooke Street.
Okay, we'll start from there.
- Is it Katsumoto? - No, it's Ethan.
Hello there.
Yeah, no, that sounds lovely.
How did the big surgery go? I know.
- Me, too.
- Hey, our client's calling.
Could you maybe put your love life on hold for a second? Sorry, Ethan, Magnum needs me.
I know, he can't seem to do anything without me.
Yeah, I'll call you later.
Okay, bye.
- Izzy.
- Good news.
- She's okay.
- Wait, what? Yeah, I just talked to Kai.
Uh, she lost her phone, went to the wrong terminal.
But it's all good.
False alarm.
- Okay, uh - Well, we're glad that she's, uh, turned up safe.
Thank you so much.
I really appreciate your help.
- Yeah, no problem.
- Bye.
Uh, that's weird.
Why would Kai lie to her father? Maybe she doesn't want him to know that she's consorting with criminals.
I don't know, my gut tells me there's something more to it.
Well, regardless, I mean, she's surfaced, so the case is over.
Her deception's really bothering you.
It's just strange.
I'll track her phone, I'll text Gordon an update.
If you're here to convince me to give the skull back, don't bother.
I won't do it.
You think I don't know that? Now, Thomas and Higgy told me everything.
I just came by to let you know I got you.
I appreciate it, TC.
Do I see cookies? Just made a batch.
You want one? Come on, you already know.
I don't turn down that homemade gold.
Macadamia nut chocolate chip.
Well, in that case, I will take two.
Milk? If you want to see me grinning like a five-year-old, yes.
You know, for the record, I think you're doing the right thing.
Thank you.
That means a lot.
I just want to make sure you buried that skull in a safe place.
Some place HPD can't find it.
Look, if you're willing to go to jail over this thing, I don't want it to be in vain.
No, you don't have to worry about that.
The skull is in a safe place.
I got it stashed in the laundry room in the guesthouse.
Wait, what? Thomas never goes in there anyway.
Yeah, but I just assumed that you had already put it in the ground.
Why would you bring it back here? It's temporary.
Noelani was kind enough to take a sample from the skull to carbon-date it.
Hopefully the results confirm my hunch.
Assuming it does, I plan to return the skull to the same place Makani's mother put him two centuries ago.
And you're thinking this could happen before they take you into custody? Hopefully it does.
If not I hate to ask anyone to do this, but Please.
You don't have to.
We'll make sure it gets done.
You sure? You'd be committing a crime.
Now, who had my back when we were out there marching in the streets? No matter what, we always look after each other.
And what happens? It'll get done.
You got my word on that.
Start at the beginning Ever since I jumped they can tell that we were different You know we've been cooking 'Cause we put in all the work When nobody was even looking There she is.
So, how do you want to play this? Follow my lead.
Kai Durrell.
Saw your fight last week.
You looked great.
- I'm Thomas, this is Juliet.
- Hi.
I'm gonna get straight to the point.
We are scouts for the PFA It's the Pacific Fighting Association And we are scheduled to debut next year.
We're looking for some fighters.
We'd love to have a conversation with you.
Excuse me.
Those are the gentlemen from the airport.
That's got to be Matsui.
So, Kai, as Thomas was saying Sorry.
Can't talk.
Come on.
Where are we going? Introduce ourselves.
Hey, fellas.
Got a second? - What do you want? - Well, we couldn't help but notice you talking to Kai Durrell in there.
We just wondered, are you guys fans as well? What's it to you? What's going on here? Nothing, Detective.
We were just leaving.
What are you doing here? Got your text, thought I'd follow up.
Except now my cover's blown.
Well, no worries.
I think we know what's going on here.
How do you figure? We haven't even spoken to Kai yet.
It's a bunch of gangsters putting the screws down on a fighter.
I mean, do the math.
They want Kai to throw a fight.
You two got to go.
- You're distracting me.
- Sure.
Of course.
Um, but any chance we can talk to you later when you're done here? I'm not interested in your league.
You can go.
I think we're about to get bounced.
You know, we've been here over an hour.
Kai's car's still there.
She didn't just slip out.
What is this? What's what? "Thinking about you.
And last night.
" Oh, uh, that was for Ethan.
That's not for you.
Uh Ooh, this is a little racy right here.
Can you just please delete that this instant? Delete it! You know, I really didn't need this image of you and your boyfriend in my head.
Well, excuse me for having a sex life, Magnum.
You know, th This must be why you canceled our meeting to go over the books last night.
You know, t-this is kind of becoming a regular thing.
I mean, y-you bailed on the stakeout last week.
And I-I'm assuming that had something to do with this guy, right? Okay, number one, that stakeout was not a two-man job, and number two, I am certain that you have prioritized your personal life over this partnership many a time.
Am I wrong? There's Kai.
I think she made us.
Word of advice? Following me in a red supercar ain't the best way to be discreet.
- Hmm.
- And I checked.
There's no start-up league called the PFA.
So who are you? We're the private investigators your father hired to find you.
- What are you talking about? - He didn't tell you that he hired a couple of P.
s this morning when he missed you at the airport? - No.
- Well, he did.
He was worried about you.
Well, obviously I'm fine.
So why are you following me? Because while we were looking for you, we became aware of your connection to the Yoshida clan.
We became concerned and we decided to stay on the case even after you surfaced.
Uh, they want you to throw a fight, am I right? Doesn't matter.
It does.
You're in over your head.
You may not think you are, but you are.
And I know you just met us, but We can help.
All right, there's this underground match tonight.
A lot of money on the line.
They want me to tap out in the third.
Why are you agreeing to it? Because in this sport, organized crime controls everything.
This is my only way to get a shot.
No, that's-that's not true.
You do this for them, they're gonna have their hooks in you for the rest of your career.
- You don't want that.
- I don't have a choice.
- Of course you do.
- You don't know anything.
My dad's been out of work for months.
And on top of that, his health ain't so good.
He's always taken care of me.
Now it's my turn.
We understand that.
This is not the way to do it.
This is none of your business.
Well, we're making it our business.
We've dealt with people like this before.
If you get in too deep, there is no way out, ever.
You have to walk away from this, now.
All right.
It's Kai.
We got a problem.
Yeah, you know those two haol from the gym? They're telling me I shouldn't fight.
Yeah, just figured you'd want to know.
Even if I wanted to back out, I can't.
These aren't the kind of people you say no to.
Don't follow me again.
I got to be honest, I didn't see that coming.
She's in an impossible situation.
Which is only gonna get worse if we don't do something about it.
No, I-I get it, Kamekona, but we need somebody inside the Yoshida clan.
A friendly that we can sit down with, have a conversation.
Look, the only way it's gonna work out is if we can get somebody who can lean on Matsui.
Hit me back.
What did he say? Well, he's gonna try, but there's no guarantee.
- Hi.
- Hi.
So, what's the latest? Well, a friend of mine at UH gave me access to their accelerated mass spectrometer, so I could analyze the sample on my own without having to go through the usual channels.
What exactly is an accelerated mass spectrometer? It can tell us how old the skull is and the approximate age of the person.
And the data indicates it belongs to a 12-year-old boy who lived in the late 18th century.
So I'm right? Well, I can't be 100% certain that it is Makani, but the skull did have a pretty severe basilar fracture, indicating that he did fall from a great height.
- Like a cliff.
- Well, then, that's got to be him.
We have to return Makani's skull to its proper burial place.
He deserves to be at peace.
Yeah, well, we don't have a lot of time.
We got to put this plan in motion.
Thank you, Noelani.
You are making a huge sacrifice to preserve our heritage.
We owe you.
Aw Hey.
I'm looking for some people.
They're P.
s? They were here this morning to meet with my father.
You mean those P.
s? I need your help.
What's happened? It's my dad.
Matsui's boys grabbed him.
Hey, hey They said if I even think about backing out tonight, they're gonna kill him.
After your phone call, they obviously thought it prudent to get some insurance.
But even if I go through with it There's no guarantee they're gonna let him go.
He's right.
They can't trust that you're not gonna call HPD.
W-What do I do? Look, just play along, all right? Go to the fight.
We will figure out a way to find your father, trust me.
I shouldn't have called them.
No hey.
It's not your fault.
We'll get your dad back.
Don't worry.
Just give us one minute.
Look, you've got to call off Kamekona.
We can't risk antagonizing Matsui.
I mean, if we're gonna keep her safe, we need some help.
What are you thinking? Hey.
Everything okay? Rick, you like MMA, right? Love it.
Why? Who's this? I'm her cornerman.
Cell phones.
Now, look, don't be making no long-distance calls on that phone, all right? Hey.
Don't think about your dad.
Just think about the fight.
That's all you can control right now.
Why can't we be friends? Tell us you got something.
We canvassed the area around Izzy's house, no one saw anything.
And we found no trace evidence inside so we don't know specifically who grabbed him, much less where he's being held.
Okay, Kai's fight's about to start.
So we have to do something fast.
Y I have an idea, but you're not gonna like it.
Whatever it is, do it.
Clock's ticking.
What are you thinking? Let's get the location from Matsui directly.
He's surrounded by bodyguards.
Told you you weren't gonna like it.
How you boys doing? Just here to see some blood.
You know, the fight.
Get your sorry ass out of here, brah.
But you Ooh.
You can stay.
There they are.
Looks like all eyes are on the fight.
With any luck, they won't notice us.
Easy for you to say.
You're not the one who has to lift Matsui's phone.
Oh, come on, what do you say? It's a simple task.
Anyone with your training and experience should be able to pull it off.
Watch it.
Matsui's been texting with another number.
We're think it's whoever's watching Izzy.
I'm going to forward them to you, okay? Hey, come here.
Ping this right now.
Get the location out to SWA and all units in the area.
Hey, we gotta move.
You guys watch yourselves, okay? Yeah, you, too.
We should split up, lay low.
Yeah, good idea.
All right, listen, you got this, all right.
Hold her off as long as you can, keep your hands up and keep moving.
Go, go, go, go.
Keep those hands up.
Keep those hands up.
Get off the fence.
Get off the fence.
Come on, Kai.
Keep that guard up.
HPD! Come on, hold on, hold on.
You got this, you got this.
Hang in there, Kai.
Hey, Izzy.
Hey, hey, hey.
You're all right.
Okay? We got you.
I can't take much more.
You don't have to.
Your dad's okay.
He's safe.
Go get her.
Go kick her ass.
Come on, let's go.
Let's go.
Let's go, let's go, let's go, let's go.
Come on, finish her.
That's it, that's it.
Close it out, close it out! That bitch just cost us a lot of money.
Bring her to me.
You again.
You're the reason why Kai went against us.
Yeah, that's right.
And now you're finished on this island.
I have an army that says otherwise.
What do you got? A bigger one.
Everybody on the ground, right now! - Don't move! - Right now! HPD! On the ground! - Dad.
- Kai.
Oh, my baby.
- Dad.
- I was so worried about you.
I didn't know if I'd see you again.
I'm sorry.
About this morning.
You were right.
I cheated.
Made it impossible for you to win.
You did well, Magnum.
Thank you.
Is it really that hard to admit? I mean, do you really hate losing that much? It's not that I mind losing.
It's just for some reason, I do mind losing to you.
I'm not sure why.
Well, if you want a rematch, it is your house, your estate.
Your alarm system.
You can test it out whenever you want.
I might take you up on that.
- Hold it.
- Hmm? Everyone stop what you're doing.
Teuila Tuileta.
We have a warrant for your arrest.
I'm sorry, Kumu.
If you're gonna arrest her, you gotta take me in, too.
I was her accomplice.
TC Go ahead.
Sorry, he goes, I go.
Let me guess you helped her, too? I hid the skull in my laundry room.
Well, technically speaking, the laundry room is in the guesthouse which is on my property so I guess that makes me an accessory as well.
Well, I'm already serving, like, 2,000 hours of community service, but there's no way in hell you guys are going down without me.
I drove the getaway car.
Looks like you're going to have to arrest everyone.
We were all complicit.
Come on.
We all know that's not true.
Look, what you guys are doing is noble, but Kumu acted all on her own.
And the prosecuting attorney's going to follow the law.
Not if he gets his skull back, right? I mean, that was the deal, wasn't it? That's right.
We use it for teaching at the M.
's office.
To the untrained eye, it's a pretty damn good match.
I thought we should have a plan in case HPD showed up.
You expect me to lie to the prosecuting attorney and tell him that that's the skull that Kumu took? The man I stole it from would never notice the difference.
- And if he does? - What's he going to say? He knows how the rest of these artifacts were acquired.
All right, he makes a stink about it, he's gonna end up in jail himself.
Boys? Looks like we're done here.
Get that to the P.
's office.
Well done, Doc.
Mind if I stay? We would be honored.
Aloha, Makani.
You can finally rest now.

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