Magnum P.I. (2018) s04e05 Episode Script

Til Death

1 Come on, Higgins, pick up.
Come on, pick up the damn phone.
Where is she? Had enough? I can do this all day.
Hey, is this really necessary?! Sorry, Magnum, didn't see you there.
What're you hollering about? What is with the blower? Manny's on paternity leave.
And I've got a lot on my mind.
So thought I'd kill two birds with one stone Do some gardening and clear my head.
Hmm, at a thousand decibels? It's really rather meditative.
What happened to the therapy sessions? Well Dr.
Ogawa kind of gave me a little more advice than I was bargaining for.
Oh, yeah? What'd she say? Okay, fine, don't talk about it.
But if you're looking for a little advice, mine is free.
Worth every penny, no doubt.
You know what, there really is no shame in asking for help every now and again, Higgins.
You know what, if you want to help me, you could trim those hedges.
I would love to, to be honest.
But we have a client in 30 minutes.
Well, that's plenty of time, so chop-chop.
Or rather snip-snip, Magnum.
I mean, I really can't be doing everything around here.
Manny is away, I need everyone to pitch in.
All right? Thank you.
Of course, if you want something - done right, you got to do it yourself.
- Well - Magnum! - What was that? Utterly useless! Can't hear you.
Where is he? He's in the back.
I didn't have the heart to wake the kid up.
Do me a favor, can you clarify that this is a bar and not a B&B? Look, I'm sorry about that, man.
When I hired Cade, he said he needed money, not room and board.
I know, but him sleeping on the floor of the bar, that's a health code violation.
I just need you to explain to him that this was a one-time thing.
I will.
And it was.
Spam, egg, and cheese in case the kid's hungry.
Thanks, man.
Oh, you're up.
I'm sorry, I shouldn't be here.
But since you are, I think we should talk.
It's okay, I'll be out of your hair in a minute.
I don't, I don't need a lecture right now.
No lecture.
Just breakfast.
Nah, I got plans.
Thanks though.
Come on, man.
Rick finds you sleeping by the walk-in, you really gonna pretend like you got some place else to be? Come on, tell me what's going on.
Is there a problem at home? Is there a home? Look, man 'Cause if you or your mom are in trouble, there are people I can call.
Just drop it! Okay? I'm not your problem.
Or your charity case.
You stay out of my life, and I'll stay out of yours.
How can we help you, Aiden? Well, my fiancée Serena's acting a bit strange.
Strange, how? It's hard to explain.
She's just not herself.
She's tense, stressed.
Last week, she got an odd phone call, and she then lied about where she went.
Do you suspect infidelity? No.
Serena would never do that.
Have you asked her directly? She says that I'm letting my family's paranoia get the best of me.
And they aren't keen on this wedding.
No, not exactly.
This is my second marriage.
My first wife, Rebecca, died last year.
And my family thinks that I'm rushing into this and that Serena's just after my money.
And I know that that might be how it looks.
But it doesn't feel that way.
Love and grief can coexist.
And neither one of them happens on anyone else's schedule.
When Rebecca died, Serena was my saving grace; she gave me a new lease on life.
So no I don't want to wait.
'Cause when you know, you know, right? So the wedding is still on? Yes.
Unless you give me a reason not to within the next 24 hours, I'm getting married tomorrow.
How's the family holding up? They're doing better.
Dennis left the hospital this morning.
And Beth will be out of the cast in a few weeks.
Could've been a lot worse.
I'm glad everybody's okay.
Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends.
I looked into Cade Jensen for you.
- And? - No address for him.
Outstanding warrant for her Child neglect and abandonment.
She left him? When? Three years ago.
They were living in her car.
She put him on a school bus one morning, skipped town before he got back.
Cops found him that night at the bus stop.
Alone, in the dark, still waiting for her to show up.
The way he talked about her, she sounded like mom of the year.
It's wishful thinking, I'm afraid.
I need to find him.
TC, look, I know you want to help.
I'm not trying to be a hero here.
It's just he took off without without his paycheck.
And he made it perfectly clear that he's not coming back.
He earned it.
He needs it I just want him to have it is all.
All right, start by calling local shelters.
I will get you a list.
Thanks, Gordie.
Oh, she's turning.
What is the opposite of "time flies when you're having fun"? Hmm, the case and I boring you? Well, Serena's done nothing but wedding errands all day.
We've just been cruising around burning petrol.
Yeah, but isn't it meditative? It's mind-numbing.
The tailor, the caterer, the florist.
Yeah, a lot goes into planning a wedding.
It may come as a surprise to you since you didn't really pull your weight when we planned ours.
That hardly counted.
Okay, one, you should be so lucky.
And two, the way things are going with you and Ethan, you might be walking that plank real soon, so I would take notes if I were you.
Yeah, well I wouldn't dust your tux off just yet.
Look, why don't we just call it a day and head back to Robin's Nest? I mean, Serena's background check was clean.
I didn't find any criminal record, no dubious financials, no suspicious texts, but it's possible that I missed something.
Or there's nothing to find.
These two get married and live happily ever after.
Oh, please, Magnum, this wedding is a rush job.
And the groom, whether or not he wants to admit it, has some rightfully cold feet.
Not everyone gets a happy ending.
Case in point.
Seedy motel.
Overnight bag.
Ah! And who's the mystery man? Well, I hate to say I told you so.
Nah, something's not right.
Look, at the body language It's kind of cold.
I don't know, if you ask me, they're not having an affair.
Well, if you would like some more explicit proof, you are welcome to take the photos yourself.
I don't have to take photographs.
I can actually hear everything they're saying.
What are you doing? Well, since Lia's away, I think it's only right I introduce you to the other lady in my life.
This right here - Careful - is Lucy.
The Lumalta 3000 laser mic.
And I can hear everything those two are saying just by simply pointing it at them.
You probably have to turn it on, Magnum.
Yeah, I know how it works, all right? Just give me a second.
but I think you're pretty well aware it doesn't work that way.
Can't just show up here.
I told you, we're done.
Not until I get my money.
It's right here, okay? Count it.
He's talking about the overnight bag.
That's everything I can get, all of it.
You take it, and you don't come back that's the deal.
All right by me.
Oh, and Kate? Congratulations.
Who's Kate? I have no idea.
Well, on the positive side, at least she's didn't lie to Aiden about the affair.
She's just lying about everything else.
The good news is that as far as we can tell your fiancée is not being unfaithful, but she does seem to be in trouble.
And we believe she is lying about who she is.
Do you recognize this man? No, I've never seen him before.
Honey? - Oh, uh - Hello.
Hi! Hey! Hey, we're, we're, uh cousins from-from the mainland.
Well, step-cousins, uh Y-You know Uncle Jimmy, the guy with Hey, isn't it bad luck for the bride to see the groom - on their wedding day or? - It's, uh, it's okay.
Serena, these are P.
s that I hired.
And I'm really sorry, but I think I'm owed an apology, too? Please, Aiden, I can explain.
What is this? Who's he? He doesn't matter.
Really? So who are you? 'Cause right now I'm not really quite sure I know.
My real name is was Kate Mulligan.
And the man in the photo is my ex-husband.
So you've just been lying to me the whole time? No.
No, Aiden.
Nothing about our life together is a lie.
I love you and you know me.
I just didn't want you to know him.
Why not? Because he's awful.
He's abusive, controlling.
I was young and dumb when we met, and I was lucky to escape our marriage with my life.
But you got out.
Two years ago, I'd had enough.
He was passed out, drunk.
I emptied half our bank account and ran.
Bought a new name, flew to Hawaii, - never looked back.
- Until he somehow tracked you down.
Two weeks ago.
I got a call from a blocked number it was him.
He said he'd moved on with his life, but he could still ruin mine.
If I didn't return what I took, he was gonna tell you everything.
So why did you not come to me with this? I'm sorry.
He's my past, Aiden.
But you're my future.
Please believe me.
I do.
- She's still lying.
- I know.
And a woman on the run doesn't luck into a cover that good.
What's she hiding? I don't know, but Aiden paid us to find out.
So, in my mind, it's not over until they say, "I do.
" Yeah, doesn't give us much time.
No, it doesn't I think we got to divide and conquer.
You think you can swing an invite to the wedding and keep an eye on Serena? Yeah, I reckon with her ex in town, the couple might be amenable - to some extra security at the wedding.
- Good.
Well, you have my number if he shows up.
Thanks, man.
Appreciate your help.
You, too.
No luck? No word from social services.
And no sign of Cade at any of the shelters I called this morning.
Look, I know you're worried.
But he's a resourceful kid.
He can take care of himself.
And, look, he knows where to find us.
If he needs his paycheck, he knows where to get it if that's what this is really all about.
Look, this ain't got nothing to do with me and my mom.
Come on, man, how can it not? 'Cause I know better than to think anything'll fix that pain.
Well, what makes you think he won't come here on his own? 'Cause I know him.
I was him.
Look, pride's all he's got left.
Good news, boys.
About time, 'cause we could use some.
My friend at social services got in touch with Cade's caseworker.
It seems the last few times Cade bailed on foster homes, he was sleeping in local skate parks.
Great, I'll start there.
I'll keep you two posted.
Oh, like hell you will I'm going with.
I figure if Serena won't be honest about who this guy is, I got to ask him myself.
Well, he packs like a serial killer, so there's not much here to work with.
Bad guys, you know, they're just like us Too lazy to invent new passcodes.
Hello, Julian.
And you are? Uh, Thomas Magnum, P.
And I-I'd love to hang and chat for a little while, but I have a wedding I got to attend.
I think you're gonna be late.
Serena? Hello? Hi.
Hi, um Listen, I'm sorry to disturb you.
Oh, you look lovely by the way.
What is it, is something wrong? No, no.
No sign of your ex.
Um, I just I wanted to ask you a-a couple of questions.
Now? I'm about to walk down the aisle.
I-I know, I'm sorry.
It won't take long, I just You said you fled two years ago and, uh as far as I can tell Kate Mulligan disappeared in 2010.
I was just wondering if you could tell me what happened? Why are you still looking into me? Aiden and I are fine.
And we're trying to move on.
Serena, I I understand you have a past that you'd rather forget.
But if your ex is as dangerous as you say he is, then how can you be so sure that he's just gonna walk away? I'm trying to protect you.
I don't need protection.
I've handled it.
Are you sure? Because my partner says that your ex is still in town.
In fact, he hasn't even checked out of his motel.
Well, then it's good that you're here.
Now I'm sorry, but I should really get downstairs.
Would you please just indulge me for-for a couple of minutes? I don't want any trouble.
I just wanted to make sure that the bride's ex wasn't gonna come and crash the party.
Her ex? So-so you're not? Let's just say we worked together.
Oh, yeah? What line of work is that? Just go.
I have no interest in that sham of a wedding.
Groom wouldn't either, if he knew what was good for him.
So, what, you're saying - she's after his money? - I'm saying he'll be lucky to live past the honeymoon.
They'll find him dead of a heart attack or some tragic accident.
She's good that way.
You're telling me she's a killer? You have no idea who you're dealing with, do you? You think that she's That she - That bitch.
- You okay? How did she? The money, the money! She poisoned the money.
The money! I warned the cops about the cash, but I couldn't stick around, because if I understood Julian correctly Come on, Higgins, pick up.
Higgins has no idea she's alone with a killer.
Come on, pick up the damn phone.
I don't have time for this.
Aiden is waiting.
I'm sorry, just a second.
Magnum? Higgins, are you with Serena right now?! - Yeah.
- Okay, listen to me, but don't react! Serena is a killer.
She's murdered several people and just poisoned Julian.
You have to be very careful.
I see.
Had enough? I can do this all day.
Serena? Serena? What the hell is going on?! - What the hell happened? - Aiden, I don't have time to explain.
I need you to go and get help.
- Is Serena okay? - Aiden, I need you to focus! Focus? What just happened? Aiden, there is more to your fiancée's story - than we thought.
- I need to check on her.
Aiden, you need to go, and get security! - Go.
Go! - Okay.
What? Anything? Nothing.
Another dead end.
None of these kids even know who Cade is.
How 'bout you? No, just a contact high from all the pakalolo and Axe Body Spray.
There's a couple more parks we can hit.
I know how much you want to find him.
But what about what he wants? You know, we've been looking for him all day, left word at all his usual spots.
Maybe it's time to consider that he doesn't want to be found.
Look, I'm not giving up yet.
The-the first time I tried to help Maleah, she lashed out, too.
But you can't give a person more help than they're willing to accept.
Sometimes, you just got to let them know you're there and wait for them to come to you.
And sometimes it's the people that that push you away that need you the most.
All right.
Let's go.
But from now on, I'm driving.
- What? - You drive like my tutu.
- Hey.
- Hey.
How's Julian? Gonna make it? Barely.
CSU says the cash was dusted in a nerve agent.
It's not easy to source that stuff, so whoever this woman is, she's a pro.
Well, that's an understatement.
Because according to my MI6 contact, she's a highly trained assassin.
Julian is her handler.
And, together, they have quite the résumé.
My God.
Is there anything this woman won't do? There's no M.
O bullets, bombs, toxins.
Yeah, gave one guy a massive dose of triazolam when he was on his commute.
Fell asleep behind the wheel.
Skillful way of staging an accident.
But two years ago, she just stopped.
And what I can't understand is why she's here, now.
Well, being a hit woman's a hard job.
I mean, maybe she thought of Aiden as a retirement plan.
Yeah, I just feel bad for the guy.
Today literally should have been the best day of his life.
Well, at least it wasn't the last day of his life.
Listen, we're gonna take care of him, make sure he gets home okay.
You can give HPD this intel.
Just please be discreet about where you got it.
You got it.
I'll be in touch.
Glad you're okay.
You had me worried there for a second.
I'm fine.
I'm just processing everything.
Processing what, getting your butt kicked? No.
No, no.
Just Aiden.
All those red flags she raised, and yet he was still so certain of being so in love with her.
And you're not.
With Ethan.
I don't know.
Ogawa doesn't seem to think so.
What do you think? I think he's a good man, and-and we have a good thing.
But there's something missing.
I mean, it's not what I had with Richard.
But what's not to say it couldn't be? Don't know that I want to give up on something without giving it a real shot, you know? Yeah, I understand.
What if staying with him is giving up a chance at something better? Well, now you even sound like Dr.
Well, feel free to pay me like Dr.
So now can somebody tell me what the hell is going on? I don't even know what to think.
How could I be so wrong about her? Where do I go from here? You grieve.
For the version of the woman that you loved and lost.
You would think that grieving would be something I'd be pretty good at by now.
When Rebecca died, it was such a shock.
She just fell asleep at the wheel and that was it.
But at least I have our memories.
Whereas Serena never existed.
She fell asleep while driving? Was it late? No, it was first thing in the morning.
She must have mixed up her meds.
She was on, um triazolam for insomnia.
She had a double dose in her system when she went off the road.
Aiden I'm I I don't know how to tell you this.
Um It's possible that your wife was murdered.
And Serena may have killed her.
Flights are grounded tonight at Honolulu National Airport as the island-wide manhunt for this woman continues.
The chaos kicked off earlier today Hello, Aiden.
What are you doing here? Don't call the police.
You don't want to do that.
Or what? You're gonna kill him, like you killed his wife? You don't know what you're talking about.
So explain.
I'm sure Aiden would love to hear how much Rebecca's life was worth.
I never wanted you to find out.
I know how much you loved her.
Who hired you? I wasn't hired to kill Rebecca.
I was hired by Rebecca, to kill you.
Why would we believe you? I still have the messages.
You can see them for yourself.
She wanted out.
Thought it would be cheaper than a divorce.
Plus, the life insurance.
But then I started to do recon on you.
Most jobs, people had it coming.
But you were different.
The more I watched you, the more I fell in love.
And I couldn't do it.
So you killed Rebecca instead.
If I didn't kill him, she would've found someone else who would.
It was her or you, Aiden.
I didn't have a choice.
You shouldn't have come.
I couldn't stay away.
Then or now.
- Hands up.
- Hands in the air! I don't care what happens to me.
I needed you to know we were real.
I love you, Aiden.
No regrets.
How you holding up? What's gonna happen to her? Well, she's going away for a long time.
So you don't have to worry about her anymore.
Yeah, I do.
You still love her, don't you? I don't have a choice.
You stalking me now? I'm just settling debts.
You bailed before payday.
You bussed those tables fair and square.
I'm sorry about earlier.
Yeah, I know.
We're good.
How'd you find me? My mom walked out on us when I was young.
For months, I would sneak downstairs at night, unlock the front door while my dad was asleep.
I drove him nuts.
I just wanted to make sure she could get in if she changed her mind and wanted to come home.
I guess you think this is pretty dumb, huh? Nah, bro.
Hope is a powerful thing.
So where you sleeping tonight? Around.
I'll figure it out.
Right, right.
And it's none of my business.
But La Mariana is.
If you want to keep getting paid, you'll stop cutting out on shifts.
Wait, I still have a job? I thought I was a health code violation.
Far as I'm concerned, your only violation was failure to clock in.
You still owe me a few hours' work today.
I could use a hand right now, if you're free.
You got it.
On one condition.
Oh, yeah? What's that? If you're gonna keep stalking kids, you got to get a new ride.
Van's creepy.
Okay, wiseass.
Let's go, man.
We're not going to La Mariana? Closed by now.
But I could use some help here, with security.
Don't get me wrong.
I'll take your money.
But I don't think anyone's busting in to hotwire a chopper.
Oh, you didn't hear? There was some kid breaking into local businesses, crashing for the night.
I'd feel much better with somebody watching the place.
Lock up before you come to work in the morning.
Cool? Yeah.
Yeah, boss.
I can do that.
All right.
Then I'll leave you to it.
- Where you going? - I've been looking for your ass all day.
So I'm going home.
If you need me, I'll be right there in that trailer.
Hey, boss.
Magnum, are you trespassing again? You know you're not supposed to be Restocking the wine cellar? Fine.
You know what, you're right.
I will never do this again.
Uh, since when do you replace bottles that you've pilfered? - Since now.
- Right.
Who did you nick these off? I resent that, Higgins.
- Huh.
- What? It's not stealing if it's free.
Besides, I'm not gonna let an open bar go to waste.
Well Hey, Gordie.
Mm Wait, what? Yeah, yeah.
Okay, thanks for filling us in.
What is it? Marshals were about to put Serena on a plane for transport back to the mainland when she escaped.
They think she's off Oahu already.
Well, we have to tell Aiden.
No, actually, we don't.
HPD just raided his house 20 minutes ago, and a couple closets and this large safe were found completely empty.
He went with her? Yeah.
Oh, and, um the yacht is gone, too.
It's apparently called the No Regrets.
I love you, Aiden.
No regrets.
I just don't get it.
Even if she does really love him, after everything that he's learned about her the people she's killed, the lies she's told I how could he go with her? His decision is It's crazy.
Well, maybe it was not a decision at all.
What do you mean? I mean, love isn't something you talk yourself into or Out of.
It just I don't know, it is or it isn't.
We're not talking about Aiden and Serena anymore, are we? I don't know.
Well glad we restocked the cellar.
You know, um I don't mean to - overstep.
- I know.
Uh I got to get going.
I got to pick up Lia from the airport.
But, hey, um if you want a little more of my famous unsolicited advice you deserve the kind of love where you don't have to decide.
Thank you, Thomas.
Go ahead and keep that bottle.
I'll help myself to one of Robin's in the morning.
Hi, Ethan.
We have to talk.

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