Mayor of Kingstown (2021) s03e01 Episode Script

Soldier's Heart

[Mike] The
consequence of a riot
is the dismantling of
the leadership structure
within the inmates.
We need a pecking
order inside
so we have control
on the outside.
I have an idea.
What if I could get you
everyone that's at war?
I need them to pick new leaders.
You're being placed under arrest
for possession of firearms.
When there's peace,
charges against you
will be dropped.
Ice cold, Mike.
You talk about restoring order.
Your SWAT buddy
kills with impunity.
And the one guy
who calls him out
winds up dead.
You're not the man to me, Mike.
I don't work for you.
I'm going today.
You the boss now.
You feel me?
[Robert] They
scored an arsenal.
They cleaned out the whole shop.
[Mike] He's on life
support, buddy.
Robert dies and
everything changes.
If it's a war they want
it's a war they're gonna get.
I hear my bonds have found
their way into police custody.
What's in it for me?
[Milo] Your girl.
First day back is
fun, yeah? I'm Tati.
I'm going to wear you out.
I didn't know where else to go.
[Milo] You
disappoint me, Mike.
Oh, my God. Oh, shit.
I shot her, Mike.
There are your bonds.
See how easy this could've been?
Did everything go okay?
[Milo] Everything went fine.
I'm on my way back.

Dramatic music ♪

[siren wailing in distance]
[crow cawing]
[Mike] My brother
came to see me
pretty regular
when I was inside.
Mitch, not Kyle.
Mom thought Kyle was
too young to process
what had happened,
where I was,
what I had done.
She was right.
Mariam usually was.
Mitch would come every
Wednesday like clockwork.
Something to look forward to.
Something to sustain.
He became my anchor
and, for months,
that was all I had.
First time he visited,
he saw I'd been fighting,
my face fucked up,
and I could see
the worry in him,
as much as he tried
to grin past it.
That fucking grin.
"Mitch told me, "In the world,
five percent of
people are truly good.
"Five percent are evil."
The rest of us, we
wrestle between the two.
Who we are,
what we are,
what we're willing to do.
[priest] Bow your heads and
pray for God's blessing.
[Mike] As months
went by, then years,
I could see Mitch trying
to figure out which
side I'd land on.
[priest] You are attentive
to the prayers of the humble.
Eternal rest grant
unto Mariam, oh, Lord.
May her soul and the souls
of all the faithful
[Mike] He told me, "When
evil cuts down the good"
[priest] rest in peace
[Mike] it's like the universe
shifts, the scales topple."
[priest] the Son
and the Holy
[Mike] When that happens
there has to be a reckoning.
There has to be retribution.
Balance must be restored.
Contemplative music ♪

Mitch said I'd end up on
one of those extremes.
That what I choose
would determine how the
scales would be balanced.
Which side I was on.
Who I would be.
[car alarms blaring]
slow, tense music ♪

Slow, somber music ♪

- slow, tense music -
[helicopter blades whirring]

[indistinct radio chatter]

It was in the
trash bin. As close
to the goddamn fucking
cars as possible.
[Kyle] Goddamn cowards knew
it'd do the most damage.
- Miracle no one fucking died.
- [Ian] Piece of shit
was homemade. They
blew it remotely.
No fucking timer.
- Who we looking at?
- [Ian] Doesn't matter.
After Robert, this, are
you fucking kidding me?
Scorched earth
- we go after fucking everybody.
- No, no, no.
[Ian] What do you mean, no?
Mike, this can't go unanswered.
- It's not gonna go unanswered.
- We got to fucking take-take it
to the streets. It's a
goddamn cluster bomb.
You're already taking it to
the fucking streets, Ian.
And this shit still happens.
No one's leaving
their goddamn home.
Tell us another way then, Mike.
Got to be surgical.
- What the fuck is "surgical"?
- We need to be fucking smart.
Jesus Christ, Mike,
look where we're at.
There's no smart in any of this.
I know exactly where
the fuck we are, Ian.
All right.
There's definitely
no surgical in it.
So what are you thinking, Mike?
I need an hour.
- Mike, what are you gonna do?
- [Mike] We need a bull's-eye.
Okay? I'm gonna find
it, I'm gonna place it.
Give us somewhere to aim.
All right? Just give me an hour.
[helicopter passing overhead]
low, tense music ♪

You know, it's always
been a war zone.
But this shit right here, Mike?
Shit is next-level.
You get the flowers?
You hear what happened?
Yeah, I heard.
It's fucking wrong.
The disrespect.
- Yeah.
- Mm-mm.
You know anything?
Oh, man. I know them
crackers ain't trying
to put that shit on me, man.
Well, they put everything
else on you, so
That is your moms, Mike.
You know better than
I'd fuck with family.
Yeah, I know.
I'll let that be known.
I know.
go be with your family, man.
- Fuck you doing here?
- Yeah, well,
you got to give me
something, Bunny.
Got to get the target off you.
Why's it on me for? What?
Offer the olive
branch? Come on, man.
They want to come after you
for Robert. What do you think?
My hands is clean on that, man.
Yeah. It's good faith, Bunny.
I got to get them
on someone not you.
Does it fucking matter?
What the fuck I got that's
gonna appease these
motherfuckers, man?
[exhales] Bunny
[Mike] All right,
the guns.
He's gonna give
back all the guns
that he stole from the shop.
- All of 'em.
- [Ian] Fucking kind
of Crip math is that, Mike?
Steve, does that even
make goddamn sense?
It's a gesture.
- Definite gesture.
- Fuck, no, this
- is the fucking gesture.
- You see?
[Ian] No, no, no.
He's not Citizen of the Year.
This is
Holy fuck, it's Quasimodo.
What the fuck are we doing here?
- [Mike] Come on in.
- Huh?
- The fuck are we doing?
- [Kyle] What the fuck
are you doing?
More than you assholes, clearly.
[Kyle] You were on
a ventilator, like,
- two weeks ago.
- [Robert] Yeah. And?
This shit doesn't fucking stand.
- [Stevie] Yeah.
- So we need a body count.
So who the fuck are we
taking this fight to?
Well, it wasn't Bunny
who came after you.
And he didn't do today, either.
How do you know that?
Because Bunny who tipped me off
about your number being punched.
That's why.
No Bunny,
we're coming back from
your fucking funeral.
And bombs are not in
his vocabulary, so
Mikey, he could've
Rosetta Stoned
- that shit.
- No, come on.
He made a gesture.
Listen to them.
What fucking gesture?
- Giving back the guns he stole.
- Oh,
- he gets a gold star for that?
- [Ian] Fucking what I said.
So who we gonna hit,
the fucking Mexicali?
No. The Aryans, all right?
They came after me.
- Gunner got hit inside.
- [Stevie] Yeah.
Fucking cockroach gets stabbed,
like, 20 times and he
survived that shit.
They got a lot of
reason to come after me,
come after us,
so let's take the fight to them.
[Ian] Mikey, we fucking
go that way, the target's
gonna end up on your back.
When is it not?
Let's fucking go. Let's go.
Intense music ♪

Hey. How are you okay?
I got work to do, brother.
[Kyle] What are you, like, on
some Percocet or something?
[Robert] No, man, I
flushed that shit.
It fucking clouds you.
Dude, you nearly died, man.
Hey, man, I don't know.
Sometimes you kick ass,
and sometimes you get
your fucking ass kicked.
That's it?
Yeah, that's it.
But when you heal, Kyle,
man, you heal stronger.
You're fucking calcified.
[tires screech]
dramatic music ♪

- [Ian] What are we doing?
- I need your brass.
Mike there's
black, there's white.
- You gotta be fucking gray.
- Fucking Christ.
Hey, he ain't wrong, Mikey.
Hey, fuck you.
Give me the brass.
I'm just gonna
fucking talk to 'em.
Give me the fucking brass.
- Two minutes. Okay?
- [Ian] Fuck, Mike
tense music ♪

Hey, hey. Hey, hey.
I need an address.
Where you cooking?
You know who you're
fucking with?
Yeah? Why don't you
fucking tell me?
Who am I fucking with?
Address. What are
they gonna call you
- with no cock and balls?
- Fuck you!
- Fucking cocksucker.
- [gunshot]
- [Slinger screams in pain]
- Yeah, like that?
Address! Your fucking address!
[Slinger groans]
- The fuck?
- Yeah. We're good.
Let's go.
Never a fucking dull
moment with you, Mikey.
Jesus Christ.
[indistinct pop music playing]

Haunting music ♪

[pop music playing]

[Konstantin] Tati.
- Konstantin.
- Hello. Hello.
You are well?
- I am beautiful.
- [chuckles]
- God, it's such a long time.
- Yeah.
- You look well.
- [chuckles]
- Better, now you're here.
- [laughs]
How's business?
Police came after it happened.
Took some in and
But not you.
Some of the girls
and some of the boys
who were, uh, loyal to him.
Mm. And where are
they now, those loyal?
They knew better than come back.
Ah. That's good.
Yeah, that's good.
Fresh blood, Tatiana, hmm?
There's opportunity now.
Milo failed to see the bounty
that was just beyond his grasp.
He only focused on what was
in front of his face, so
[baby fussing]
[baby crying]
Here. Come here. Come
here, little boy.
Mm. Come, come here.
Come, come. Come.
Oh, yes. Yes.
Ominous music ♪
[phone line ringing]
[phone buzzing]
You don't want to take that?
Come on, pick up
the fucking phone.
[phone line ringing]
[phone buzzing]
Good morning, gentlemen.
Good morning.
Good morning.
So [clears throat]
this can be a hard job.
Hard under the best
of circumstances,
but these are not the
best of circumstances.
- [phone buzzing]
- Guard-to-inmate ratio,
per the state of Michigan,
is one to 14.
Codified. That's law.
Here at Anchor Bay, even
with the prisoner release,
it's one C.O. to
every 27 prisoners.
So it's a hard fucking job.
But it matters.
Ambient music ♪

[door shuts]
[clears throat softly]
- Mike.
- Hey.
[stammers] What are we doing?
What are you doing here?
- Fuck's this?
- People see "closed,"
they just keep banging on
the door, like they think
it's magically gonna
change to "open."
They see that, they respect it.
Look, the only death notice
should be in the paper.
Okay? We're open.
What the fuck else
are we gonna do here?
Ah, fuck me.
[Rebecca] I didn't
expect to see you.
- You don't drink coffee?
- I've never drank coffee, Mike.
Go sit down. Go sit down.
Ambient music ♪

It's a
fuck of a day,
and it's far from over.
Well, that's on you.
Make it be over.
You have the power. Go home.
At least go to the cabin.
No, it's bear season.
You have drunk fucks from
Detroit, Lansing, they're all
wandering the woods with
Winchesters. Fuck that.
I can take names
and numbers, Mike.
I can make calls
to the Anchor, DOC.
I do a lot on your behalf.
You're barely ever here anyway.
You don't need to be here now.
Where am I supposed
to go, Rebecca?
[phone buzzing]
Man, you can call me
fucking Santa Claus.
[exhales] We good?
It's getting done.
I'll get you longitude
and latitude.
Appreciate it.
Listen, get word to Raphael.
KPD's gonna press the Aryans,
so they're gonna
want an equalizer.
Shit, Mike, any fool
put their hands on Raph
is gonna come back with stumps.
Is this normal?
Is what normal?
I don't know, packing
her things up so soon.
Mm. I don't know.
Don't know if there's
a right way or a time,
but Mariam would have
wanted us to donate.
You ever lose anyone close?
Yeah, I lost people.
She was always nice to me.
Ah, she was kind to everyone,
unless you gave her
a reason not to be.
Oh, really?
[laughs] Yeah.
- Then what?
- Oh, she was a beast.
She was a beautiful
fucking beast of a woman.
I wouldn't have.
Given her a reason.
Oh. Huh.
I won't with you, either.
Oh, there's no judgement. Iris.
There's no pressure. It's okay.
[laughs softly]
[bell clanging in distance]
Hey, uh, location for
the drop's coming.
[Ian over phone] Mike, if
Bunny is giving shit up,
it means he's got
a goddamn surplus.
All right? It's not
fucking charity.
Will you put on your
fucking positive hat here,
just for a minute?
- Christ.
- [Ian] Listen,
that AB fuckhead's
address is good,
thanks to you,
Mr. Fucking Subtle.
But it's a fucking white
trash fucking fortress.
I'm telling you, it's a
goddamn fortress, Mikey.
And Robert wants to go tonight.
Robert need to be
in fucking bed.
[Ian] Robert's
fucking bionic, Mike.
- Hey.
- [Iris] Hey.
Slow, somber music ♪
This all the women's
shelter stuff?
[Iris] Mm-hmm.
- Kyle said he's gonna take it.
- [exhales]
Keeping an eye on Tracy?
- She doesn't really like help.
- [chuckles] Yeah.
She's, uh, pretty
self-reliant, isn't she?
She's not gonna let
you do anything.
- Mm.
- You just got to do it
before she does, all right?
That's how you help her.
- You okay?
- Yeah.
- Hey.
- Hi.
Anything good?
Yeah, well-intentioned.
- Hey, Mike.
- Hey.
You eat?
[Mike] No, I'm good.
You mind if I borrow
my brother real quick?
- For a minute?
- Sure.
All right. Kyle.
[clears throat]
Just a minute.
- [distant siren wailing]
- [dog barking]
All right. That thing
is going down tonight.
Yeah, yeah. I know.
You don't got to
go, is my point.
I got plenty of
hands on deck. Okay?
No, I got to be there, Mike,
I'm carrying the shield again.
Where would I be?
Maybe here, with
your pregnant wife.
She's not gonna stop being
pregnant, me on the job.
- Yeah.
- Hey.
My head's on right. I'm good.
- I'm good.
- Uh-huh.
How's your head?
Yeah, don't mind my
fucking head, Kyle.
- Come on.
- What the fuck
do you think my head's at, huh?
Just fucking angry.
All the time.
You got cause, yeah?
Listen, if you're gonna go
just observe for me, okay?
Don't pull your fucking weapon,
don't be a goddamn hero.
Let SWAT breach. Just spectate.
- I'm okay, Mike.
- Kyle, fucking Jesus,
would you just fucking humor me?
- Kyle?
- Yeah. Sure.
- I'll be on the sidelines. Okay.
- Yeah.
I fucking promise, Mike.
- I fucking promise.
- Thank you.
[car door opens, closes]
[heavy metal playing]

Dark, suspenseful music ♪

All right, I'm seeing at least
three guards on the perimeter.
Hit them quiet.
[indistinct chatter inside]
Soft and easy, fellas,
go in soft and easy.
Slow and smooth.

[officer] Drop it!
- Put the weapon down!
- Drop the fucking gun!
Contact. Shots
fired. Suspect down.
[man] It's the fucking pigs!
[officer shouting
indistinctly over radio]
Move, move, move!
Three on the right!
Put some fire on that house!
[indistinct chatter over radio]
Fucking clusterfuck.
[gunfire continues]
Get your intel from the
fucking bargain bin?
I'll pass it fucking on.

Dark, atmospheric music ♪

[phone vibrating]
[phone vibrating]
[siren chirps nearby]
- [helicopter blades whirring]
- [camera shutter clicking]
Jesus Christ.
What happened?
- Robert? Guys?
- [Ian] Come on. Come on.
- I know, I know. Come on.
- You were supposed
to fucking bust them, not
roast these motherfuckers, Ian.
[Ian] Armed to the
teeth, Mike, they were
- [Mike] What?
- They were armed to the teeth.
Yeah, when aren't they?
- My team got pinned down
- Jesus Christ.
so I took action
to protect my team.
So it was my team or
dead fucking dirtbags
- that no one's gonna miss.
- Yeah. Robert.
Peace officers.
Let's not forget that.
Look at all that fucking peace.
[Callahan] Yeah, it's a
great offer, no doubt.
But what happens if
you take an offer?
Any offer?
Say it out loud.
I'm marked.
That's right.
You got the brand on you.
You can leave prison,
you can leave the state,
country and continent,
live on a fucking
Martian colony,
- it doesn't matter.
- [laughs softly]
You're looking over your
shoulder rest of your life.
It's no way to live, brother.
Seven years?
Yeah, it's a small price.
I've done that six times over.
[man] Merle.
Soft, dramatic music ♪

[quietly] Cocksuckers.
Get out.
Everyone out before
I go fucking surly.
[line rings]
[Carney] [over phone]
Don't yell at me.
I didn't fucking say anything.
I feel it coming.
Look, fucking Carney,
for God's sakes, get in
Kareem's face, would you?
Shit's about to pop off
in there, and you got
to get ahead of it,
so tell him to fucking call me.
I told him already. He's
just being stubborn.
Look, KPD has just burned
over half a dozen Aryans,
fucking literally.
For fuck's sake.
That's gonna blow back on you.
- Fuck.
- It's all I'm saying.
- Get ahead of it.
- All right, I'm on it.
Yeah. Yeah, hi.
You know why I'm calling.
I mean, I have a
pretty good idea.
- Yeah.
- I'm leaving
KPD in ten minutes.
Meet me here.
contemplative music ♪

[Tracy] Iris!
We got to go.
[clears throat]
All right.
You like baiting the
fucking lion, don't you?
What? I need KPD to help me
build cases I can prosecute.
Now, Mike, what-what
the fuck do you think?
I'm supposed to quit
my job, stop working?
It is what it is.
Didn't take Robert long, did it?
Yeah, that's fucked-up.
That got out of hand.
Yeah. When doesn't
it with that asshole?
Yeah, I know.
Fucking walking
wounded, my ass. My God.
Even fucking half-dead, the
guy manages to sow chaos,
fucking lawsuits
Well, it's just more
dead assholes, Evelyn,
less work for you.
- Right?
- [laughs]
Clearly you don't know
how my job works, Mike.
They felt that explosion
halfway across the state.
You think Lansing
- isn't eyeballing us?
- I don't
- give a shit about Lansing.
- Yeah, I do.
I do.
Kingstown needs a cleanup,
I'm the fucking janitor.
You should put that on
your campaign poster.
Oh, my God, fuck off.
- Mike, it's not about that.
- Yeah.
Where's your security
detail, by the way?
I'm going after anyone, Mike,
anyone that my predecessor
was too fucking chickenshit
to pursue politically
or just too fucking
chickenshit, generally,
and I promise you, Mike,
if your name comes
up, any association,
I, I'm gonna roll you
up with the rest
- Yeah.
- I fucking swear to Christ.
And-and stop swearing
on all this stuff.
All right? I hear you.
Okay? I hear you.
Roll me the fuck up.
Where's your fucking
security detail?
I cut 'em loose.
Not smart.
I go after cops, Mike,
you think I want them
watching my back? [scoffs]
- No, thank you, it is too risky.
- Well, I don't give a fucking
- flying shit, Evelyn.
- I can't afford private, so
Look, look what happened
to Lockett, okay?
You need guns, you need
that security detail.
- You hear me?
- Yeah. I have a gun.
Nobody fucking cares
about your gun.
All right? And you
tell me who they are.
I'll vet them. I'll
make sure they're
straight from the
fucking Academy, okay?
- Their cherries still intact.
- [laughing] Oh, my God.
That's just lovely.
That's lovely.
Okay, I'm not fucking
around. I'm serious.
I know.
Don't let it happen again.
You're fucking
classic McLusky, man.
I threaten to arrest you,
you promise to protect me?
- Yeah.
- [phone ringing]
I promise.
[chuckles] I got to go.
Yeah, Iris?
Yeah, okay. I'm on my way.
On my way. Yeah, yeah.
[playful chatter]
[Stevie] Hey, you
see this shit?
- [tires screech]
- [Ian] Fuck.
Fucking kidding me?
Kid's gonna take
his damn head off.
[Ian] It's why he
left the guns here.
- Hey.
- Practical fucking joker.
- [Stevie] Hey.
- Hey!
[Stevie] Huh? Yeah.
Jesus Christ.
Slow, dramatic music ♪

[Stevie] Goddamn it.
Fucking oblivious fucks.
- You good?
- Yeah.
A spoonful of sugar helps
the medicine go down ♪
[Ciszak & Discodisiac's
"Sugar" playing]

Go down, go down,
go down, go down ♪
Go down, go down ♪
[Roman mutters]
Go down, go down ♪
Go down, go down, go down ♪
- [special information tone]
- [woman] You've reached a number
that is no longer in service.
Please hang up and dial again.
[special information tone]
ominous music ♪

[crowd chatter]

[Kevin] Hey!
Inmate down! Inmate
down! A-Yard.
Inmate down!
[alarm blaring]
[man speaking
indistinctly over P.A.]
- Hey.
- Hey.
They already gone?
Yeah. Kyle came, took
'em to the hospital.
How's Tracy doing? She good?
- Yeah. Water's broke.
- [door opens]
[door closes]
Hang on a sec.
Yeah, uh
- What happened?
- I had this bag packed
for like a couple months.
It's like the thing
I'm supposed to remember, it's
like the one fucking thing
- I'm supposed to remember.
- What bag?
It's like a pregnancy
go bag for the hospital.
It's got all the
hospital shit in it.
All right, well, we'll
find it. Hey, will you go
look at the-the back door? We'll
find it. Don't worry about it.
- It's the one thing.
- Well, we'll find
It's like It's
a carry-on thing.
- [Iris] Okay.
- Yeah.
Uh, fuck
[Mike] How's-how's
Tracy doing?
[chuckles] Well, I mean,
she's at the hospital
about to have our baby.
Oh, well, so you go, and
we'll just bring the bag.
Doctor says I got a minute.
- It's just this fucking bag.
- Okay, okay.
Okay, then relax.
- It's happening.
- [chuckles]
- It's happening.
- It's happening.
- Yeah, come on.
- It's happening. It's happening.
[sighs in relief]
I can't find it.
- What color is it?
- It's black.
- Or gray. It's a
- Okay.
it's a fucking carry-on.
[Kyle sighs]
What's going on
with that anyway?
Yeah, her. Is she
staying or?
Huh? I fuck, I don't know.
I've been thinking about
other shit. All right?
And, you know, it's nice to
have an extra set of hands.
At least for now.
I-I'm not quite sure she's
nanny material, Mike.
The weight she brought on us.
- Fuck.
- Ah, yeah, well That was me.
And you know that. Not her.
And that weight's at the bottom
of the motherfucking river.
What do you think Mom
would do with Iris?
Oh, fuck, you know.
Probably fucking adopt her.
- [laughs]
- Yeah.
- Sure.
- I just
I can't believe I'm doing this.
And her gone.
It's fucked-up.
- Terribly fucked-up.
- And I'm
- I'm fucking terrified, Mike.
- You should be.
You should be fucking terrified.
Parenting is scary as fuck, man.
How the fuck would you know?
I don't. I wouldn't.
It's what Mom said.
So you make friends with that.
Slow, dramatic music ♪
[Carney] It happened, man.
They fucking
They clipped Dedrick
while the poor
fucker was pissing.
That's a weak kill.
Yeah, well, it might be all
these fuckers can muster up.
Well, it's not much
of a statement, is it?
Lame killing the lame.
Raph put himself
back in gen pop, too.
They could've moved
on him; they didn't.
Hey, Iris.
I'm leaving.
You're going to the hospital?
Uh, no, not yet.
You take, uh,
Mariam's car. You go.
- You're not gonna come?
- Wish I could.
Just, uh
call me if something happens.
A little bit of life ♪
A little bit of funky fire ♪
A little bit of life ♪
Outlaw from desire ♪
Outlaw from desire,
outlaw from desire ♪
Outlaw from desire ♪
A little bit of life ♪
A little bit of funky fire ♪
A little bit of life ♪
Outlaw from desire ♪
Outlaw from desire,
outlaw from desire ♪
Outlaw from desire ♪
Early night, Tati?
I'm taking him home to a sitter.
I'll be back soon.
Loyalty shows no deviation.
Well, first you
were loyal to Milo,
then you were loyal to me.
Where are you gonna
put your loyalty next?
- [baby fussing]
- That?
I don't understand, Konstantin.
I'm loyal to you always.
I gave you Milo.
But what did you give him?
What did you give him?
I gave him nothing, nothing.
You think maybe he
resurrects, huh?
[baby crying]
He resurrects, rises,
rises from the dead
like some motherfucking
zombie. Is that what you think?
- No?
- No.
Then, whose call
were you waiting for?
- No one, no one. No one! No one!
- Whose fucking call?
Whose fucking call
were you waiting for?!
[Tati crying]
somber music ♪

[music thumping in distance]
[indistinct chatter]
[Bunny] Take out Dedrick.
All them crackers did is close
the loop I started up in there.
Hmm. Well, AB's weak now, Bunny.
They afraid to go after
Raph is what it is.
They afraid to go after
Raph 'cause they afraid
- to come after me.
- Is that it?
I know that's it.
I'm a formidable
fucking monster, Mike.
- That right?
- [Bunny laughs]
Fucking monster.
You are. Yeah, it is.
Maybe it is that, right?
I-I-I'll take that.
But either way,
doesn't matter, right?
[Bunny] Yeah.
Just enjoy this
moment of peace, huh?
- Yeah.
- Fuckin' A.
Yeah, by the way,
fuck you for dropping off
the arsenal at the, the Heights
- of all places.
- [Bunny laughing]
I can't drop off an arsenal
with tanks rumbling
down the street, Mike.
And the only hood
without happens to be
- lily-white as fuck.
- The only hood?
- Really? Fuck you.
- The only hood, yeah.
- [Bunny laughing]
- Such a prick.
[hip-hop playing faintly]
Nah, nah, that shit ain't funny.
[Kareem] Kevin?
Soft, atmospheric music ♪

Hey, you good?
Yes, sir, eight
and hit the gate.
[chuckles] Yeah, that's
right, that's right.
Listen, uh, your training
was too accelerated.
We all know it
staff here, D.O.C
but we bled so much in the riot.
I'm happy to be here, sir.
- Happy to serve.
- Yeah. [chuckles]
Your family in corrections?
Incarcerated, sir.
- Where I'm from.
- Yeah.
Listen, uh, so you're
you're good with
what you witnessed?
- I've seen people die before.
- Yeah.
I was told that
you tried to, uh,
you tried to help the inmate.
There wasn't a whole
lot I could do.
No, there wasn't. Don't, uh,
don't ever do that again, son.
- Yes, yes, sir.
- It won't be the last time
you experience that violence,
but it will be the last time
you offer aid before the scene
is secure and you have backup.
You're lucky to be going home.
You hear what I'm saying?
Yes, Warden.
You, uh, you ever need anything,
my door's open.
You know, I thought a
lot when I was inside.
Thought a lot about what to
do different when I got out.
It was good for me.
Well, you almost
died in there, Bunny.
You want to remind me
of that shit right now?
Yeah, well, it
fucking worked out.
Yeah, it worked out,
you tortoise motherfucker.
[laughing] Man, you
got me so mad, Mike.
- I swear to God.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
- [chuckles]
It worked out.
Did that, that's a fact.
I got ambitions now, though.
Ambitions beyond that place.
Outside of this place.
Outside the whole goddamn state.
Oh, Jesus, Bunny,
you know, I hate
to break it to you,
motherfucker, but you're never
getting the fuck out
of Kingstown, okay?
A soldier never
leaves the battle.
You ain't got to leave, Mike,
you ain't got to quit the war
to see beyond the
frontlines. Man, you just
got to horizon that shit,
you feel me? Just
All right, look, you can,
look, be ambitious, all right?
Fuck, why not? But you just
got to be practical, right?
- Be realistic about this shit.
- I ain't no dreamer, Mike.
I'm fucking serious, Bunny.
There's a line, your
toe's across it.
I fucking gave that to you.
That's it.
I hear you, Mayor Mike.
- Uh-huh.
- Uh-huh.
Yeah, good.
- [phone ringing]
- Mm.
I need to get this. Hang on.
Oh, shit.
All right, I'll be there.
- You good?
- No, I'm not good.
I'm never good, but
I'm an uncle now.
Holy fuck.
Get the fuck out of here. Word?
- Okay.
- Fuck, I got to go.
- Yeah.
- All right, Uncle Mayor.
- Ah, I didn't do shit.
- [Bunny laughing]
Thanks for the beer.
Ominous music ♪

You good?
[Kevin] Aryan
took out Dedrick.
That's old news,
cuz. You got to work
on your turnaround
time, come on.
It's-it's hard to get calls out
when I'm on shift.
Easy to find
excuses, though, huh?
Don't do that.
I feel you, yeah.
You there when it happened?
Okay, how you feel with that?
I didn't feel shit.
All right.
[phone beeps]
[Mike sighs]
calm music ♪

- Hey.
- Hey.
Need any help?
Oh, yeah.
You know, I've, uh
I realized I spent more time
here the last three days
than probably the last 30 years.
Hmm, I get that.
To Baby Mitch.
To Mariam.
[sets bottle down]
Wish I knew her better.
Yeah, me, too.
- [tool thuds]
- [Mike exhales]
Iris, uh
You can stay here, you know?
You can go.
You can
stay here as long as you like.
Stay here fucking forever.
But, uh, there'll be
enough for you to do.
Okay, Mike.
[inhales] All right.
[bottle thuds]
tense music ♪

[brakes screech]

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