Power Book IV: Force (2022) s01e05 Episode Script

Take Me Home

Previously on Force You clockin' my city.
It gonna be a problem if I am? Only one way to find out.
Let's find out then.
Think again, mano.
I need you and you need me.
So it's 50-50.
You think you throw that big of a shadow that the Chicago Serbs got you on they list? Maybe my old partner killed they boss.
If this nigga Tommy is on some type of suicide mission, nigga, then fuck him.
Now, I didn't run this shit for 15 years just to stand by and watch you on the tank, headed to motherfuckin' battle with this dude.
Came here to tell you that I wanna work together.
You're about to become obsolete.
I've got something that'll kick your teeth in a thousand times over.
Just wanna make sure I'm partnering with the right Flynn.
You are.
How about I kill you, and we're even? And just like that, I'm up 6-0.
Storm's coming.
It's already here.
Your little sidekick killed two of my men.
What if New York were to hear that Tommy Egan is in Chicago? You never should have mentioned New York.
Rodovan Mirkovic.
They gotta call him.
Shit's all the way fucked.
I want that pipeline in Chicago.
I want them gone.
You got the coke, they got the inroads.
You got one swing with that machete.
You better meditate or pray or do whatever you can to seek the answers on this.
'Cause once you start it it can't be undone.
I hear you got a storm coming.
If you drag my son Victor down into your world of shite, I'm gonna bring the big shoulders of Chicago down upon thy's head.
Why you laying down tracks here, anyway? Ghost is gone.
New York is over.
This my chance to get mines.
Creeping up on me twice, it's a great way to get yourself killed.
I'm not too worried.
You should be.
You got other eyes on me? Just mine.
You're jumpy.
I'm prepared.
- For? - Anything.
Not this.
No one's prepared for it.
You know why? 'Cause no one's ever seen anything like this.
Yeah, that's a cool party trick.
This drug goes beyond chemistry.
It's fucking alchemy.
And you ain't got no way to move it, do ya? You got that big fucking Flynn name, but no distro.
You see, in this game, there's the suckers that walk into the buzzsaw and the motherfuckers holding it.
Welcome to my buzzsaw.
Maybe I should sample it.
Get an insider's perspective.
No, I need your science brain firing.
Just take my word for it.
Best high I ever had.
That's a big claim.
No cap, best.
No harsh crash, no cotton mouth, no aftershocks at all.
It had a trippy-ass vibe, but not like MDMA.
Warmer, like mushrooms, with the kick of nice, clean coke.
You make me wanna drive my face right into this.
No, no.
Not yet.
You think you can break this shit down? - See what the fuck we got? - Mm.
It's a granular texture.
It's finer than coke.
- How were the drips? - I didn't snort it.
- Did it burn your lungs? - I didn't smoke it.
Anything chemically come through? Chemically? Chinga madre.
Does it have an aftertaste? No.
Kind hard to tell.
I mostly tasted lipstick.
You wanna tell me more about that? - No.
- Okay.
Fuck it, then.
No, no, no, no, no! Okay.
I was kissed into it.
For real.
By whom? Claudia Flynn.
Th-that's a great sales pitch.
It was a little over the top.
You liked it.
Will you please just step on this shit? Let's see what the fuck we got.
I would buy drugs, too, if Claudia Flynn kissed me.
Just-just step on this shit.
Go get your bag.
All right.
Let's start easy.
Hey, Sampson.
Get over here.
Get up against the car.
I said get up against the fucking car.
- Come on.
- So what? Jogging is a crime too now? Lace 'em.
Lace 'em! Get the fuck in the car.
Get in the fucking car right now.
You been coming to me like we know each other or something.
Like we got some kind of history.
Your bad batch in '06 killed five people.
I pulled that off the streets as soon as I knew it was cut toxic.
It wasn't soon enough.
You know the name Kiki Watkins? I don't.
She's one of the people whose lives will never be the same because of you.
I spent 15 years making amends.
You convicts.
You always talk about how you found God or Jesus or whatever the fuck.
And we're all supposed to just go along for the spiritual ride with you, is that right? Well, what about you? What about me? Are you gonna change? Or are you just gonna continue to take that white man's money to look the other way? How the fuck do you know about that? Don't matter how I know.
Only matters that other cops don't.
See, there were a few dirty cops inside with me.
Y'all don't do so well in there.
Get the fuck out of my car.
We both got a past that we can't do nothing about.
All we can do is move forward.
- Mm-hmm.
- Sure.
No way.
It's the burn.
That nigga Diamond handed me the kingdom when I ain't really know shit about the game.
But I learned, right? I evolved.
Eclipsed, nigga.
For sure.
And now I'm watching these moves he makin' with that white boy, and I can't lie, bro.
Shit hurt, E.
That shit hurt.
I feel that.
Nigga, I ain't put in all this motherfucking time making us stronger to be disrespected, disregarded.
Bro, it was supposed to be us two when that nigga came home from jail, bro.
You feel me? The real brothers of CBI.
Everything been fucked up since that motherfucker Tommy came around.
If you don't wanna fuck with Diamond, nigga, let's bounce, start our own shit.
Nah, fuck that.
I ain't breaking this shit.
I put in 15 years, I ain't moving away from none of this shit, nigga.
CBI is just as much mine as it is his.
Who fucking cares? Tatiana was weak.
We only have a few runs left.
Yeah, no, I know.
I can see that.
Look, if I can get you more product, could you keep digging 'til you get the cut right? Yeah.
I ain't giving up on this.
Fuck it.
I'ma get you more.
- Gracias.
- You're welcome.
The fuck is you smirking at? We're, like, basically partners now, huh? Oh.
Fuck no, we ain't partners.
You must have caught a contact high.
Now that the Serbs know where you at, how I'm gonna keep you safe? I don't need protection.
You need a new zip code.
Look, why don't you take Why don't you just take all the bricks that we got and go? I could set you up in a few spots.
Not looking to be set up.
You need to get the fuck out of Chicago.
I'm staying.
Besides, once I crack this drug, no end to what you and me can make.
You ain't listening.
There ain't no you and me.
We have history.
Once two people have that, they have a you and a me.
Will you do exactly what I say? - Yes.
- You don't go nowhere, you don't do nothing without telling me first.
- You keep working.
- Yes! Okay.
Don't hit it.
Bring me back extra, then.
- I ain't playing.
- Okay, bye.
You haven't moved Dahlia like you promised.
I need to move our distros methodically.
Why? What the fuck are you waiting for? We have to be smart about this.
We don't want other dealers knowing about this.
Fuck other dealers.
We need to get this moving now.
- I get that.
- Do you? 'Cause you're not acting like it.
If you can't give me what I need, I can take this somewhere else.
To someone else.
Everyone in the city's gonna want it.
I heard you making some noise by taking out part of the Serbian machine.
Tatiana's high on the list.
Yeah, well, she had to go.
You go in there undermanned, you really don't stand a chance.
Look, I know the Serbs is coming for me, but say I go in there with a bunch of hard-hitting South Side soldiers Then you stand a real fighting chance.
Look at us back on the same page and shit.
How much this fighting chance gonna cost me? You a smart motherfucker.
You don't make a single move without knowing what the next five are gonna be.
The man without the plan is the dead man in the room.
So what you want? A controlling stake in the Serb pipeline and at least 51%.
Ooh, that's a big percent.
You'll get a big hammer behind you.
Yo, I wanna make this deal.
Problem is, I don't control 50%.
He got a piece too.
You know the moves he's asking for? I do.
I already made two of them.
He bodied Tatiana's muscle.
Kid's a good shot.
- Five dead Serbs.
- And that's a good start.
And like I said, all we gotta do now is chop the head off.
And you swing that axe with us, and the money don't stop.
And we control the pipeline to the entire West Side of the city.
You see the Serbs usually roll in packs of six? - Hmm.
They're smart.
- Yeah, very.
They get arrested, only a few get locked up at a time.
They get jumped, only a few go down.
The city's deep with 'em, so we gotta hit 'em in different spots.
Take 'em out piece by piece.
Look, I know we can make the moves, so let's talk money.
33%, that makes us equal partners on this.
Technically, if we all at 33%, that leaves one point out.
All right.
I'll give it up.
Tommy? That one point kissing a lot of profit goodbye.
After a while, all them dollars is gonna add up.
More money equals more power.
And zero percent of nothing equals zero.
That's a whole lot of bullets looking for one man.
I buy the ticket, you take the ride? All the way.
I bring the motherfucking cavalry.
And we run all votes equal.
That's a huge play.
All trust.
What's it gonna be? I'll take it.
Put Jenard back in the mix too.
We gonna need him.
Yeah, I don't know about Jenard These motherfuckers are just waiting for me to pop my head up.
I don't need nobody telling 'em where or when.
We gonna pull this shit off, we gonna need everybody.
I'm gonna need everybody.
We got a moment here to do something that no Black or white set has ever pulled off in Chicago.
Maybe that's 'cause ain't nobody Black or white dumb enough to fuck with the Serbs.
They haven't done it because they haven't had the numbers.
We do.
Us plus Vic Flynn.
Whoa, hold up, now, come on.
Fucking Abercrombie and Bitch is in on this too? Why you riding so hard for these white boys? - What's up, bro? - It's about the numbers.
It's about locking in everyone if we gonna pull this off.
This ain't about no Tommy or no Vic.
It's about CBI going where no Black men in Chicago have ever gone before.
The Italians, the Irish, the Jews, we been nothing but they corner boys.
If we want a seat at that table At their table We gotta snatch it.
If we do roll with team white boy, what we get in return, D? 34%.
Now, you a numbers man.
Tell me what that is.
That's big.
I mean, shit, that one point'll add up like a motherfucker.
Puts us at the top, financially.
Every move we make, J, we get stronger.
Baby bro, I got more days behind me than in front of me.
And I need you.
I need you with me.
To the days ahead, then.
All right.
We on our way to running this city.
Did you crack it yet? No.
You caught more? No.
Where you been, then? Out.
What's the verdict? You can't bond it to any other foreign substance.
It literally self-destructs.
- Could make some calls - No! Don't nobody know about this but us.
And I don't want nobody to know about this but us.
What you doing with those? This ain't gonna work out.
You gotta get the fuck out of Chicago.
And go where? New York is burned.
Can't go to Miami.
LA is fucking trash.
Ain't you got no family? No.
And even if I did, I ain't bringing no dirt to their door.
- I got nothing.
- You got all of these keys! - And then what? - Unload them! And start again? You ain't gotta start shit but a new life.
I don't know any other fucking life but this.
Jesus Christ, this is all I know.
You know any other life? We chose it.
We gotta play by its rules.
Look, I know you could have taken me out, right? And I know you're doing this for my protection but I am good.
I'm good because of you, Tommy.
I'm gonna get you and me dialed all the way in on this.
Lay low, stay low.
I'll be back.
You thought this shit all the way through? Yes.
It's fuckin' CBI.
Who I'm good with.
This could be a fucking bloodbath.
I mean, worth the upside? Yeah, it's gonna be good, Simon.
Trust me.
We're gonna make so much fuckin' money.
Get to call our own game after this.
I mean, don't have to rely on anyone to bankroll moves.
That's right don't gotta go to the old man, hat in hand.
Set up our own crews.
Yeah, it'll be good, Vic.
I hope it's worth it.
It's a mainline move, Sy.
I'm glad you're taking it with me.
- Fuck it.
Let's ride.
- My man.
I ain't got time for a drink.
How much is you sitting on? It's phenomenal, isn't it? You got a good product.
"Good"? Look, you called me.
What would a deal look like? Uh, it would look like me running point and taking 70%.
Fuck you.
Get out.
Good luck.
Fuck you.
This is my product, my play.
Which way? - Yours.
- Deal.
First, I need you to run some interference for me.
Yo, how we looking? Yo, we good.
You got everybody in place? And then some.
Then we good to go.
Appreciate you coming through on this.
Why we making so much noise over one person? I wish it was that simple.
It ain't never about just one person.
- The fuck? - Sit your ass down.
Please, I-I got kids.
Yeah, and if you chill, you gonna see them tonight.
How much you make a hour? You just got a raise, Bobito.
Hey, you gonna say anything to anyone? Nope.
Yeah, you a smart man.
You handled yourself like a pro today.
I could always use smart people.
What's in these barrels anyway? The goddamn future.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Come take a ride with me.
I was headed to the bar.
I'll have you back in time to open, I promise.
What are you up to? You'll see.
Come on.
Let's go.
And we're here because What? You-you don't see it? I see trees.
I see grass.
It's pretty, isn't it? Yes, Vic, it's beautiful.
What are we doing here? It's our future.
I bought it.
I bought the land.
Come here.
I'm gonna build that house I drew on the napkin.
You know, with the wraparound porch and a swing and the beautiful windows.
That's west, so we can put the deck right there.
And then we can watch the sunset.
Watch the kids play in the yard.
- Vic.
- Hmm? - It's a beautiful dream.
- No.
It's better than that.
It's our reality.
The fuck? Well, well, well.
We can try and control everything with our kids.
But love's a fucking tornado, Walter.
Are you seriously gonna sit there and try and wax poetic? This is a fucking problem, Paulie.
I'm just trying to tell you there's only so much we can do, and then it's outta our hands.
You have a chance with your kids.
I don't with mine, but you do.
You got two kids looking to take the mantle and only one spot.
As soon as one of 'em gets knocked out of the running, they ain't gonna think about what's best for them.
Only what's best for you.
You're in a fucking jam, Walter.
- You got it? - Yeah, I got it.
And these two barrels, it's cute, but we need weight.
I got that all lined up.
Okay, that's it.
We're closing up shop here for half an hour.
Let's go.
Come on.
You too.
Come on.
On your way.
Come on, folks.
You too.
Come on, step to.
Let's go.
Two fingers, neat.
Water back.
I already paid Vic for the month.
Do I look like a fucking bag man? I'm not here for the money.
I just came here for a drink and to see a friendly face.
Didn't think you ever thought of me as a friendly face.
Yours is the face of an angel, a goddess.
A gorgeous abyss that no man can tire of falling into.
But this face is not the face that my son's going to wake up to every morning for the rest of his life.
That's not up to you, Walter.
And as beautiful as this face is And Gloria your beauty is truly fucking remarkable It will never be the face that kisses my grandchildren good night.
Not in any fucking lifetime.
Maybe you should just sit down, Walter.
I'm fucking fine.
Just to clarify, the money that I owe you, it's got nothing to do with Vic and me.
That's where you're wrong, sweetheart.
Your relationship started off as a debt.
Now, if you wanna pay me back in full, just walk away from Victor.
From this.
You don't have to answer me now but you will have to answer me soon.
For the last three years, Flynn's shipments have been consistent.
Everything he's done has been letter fucking perfect.
Got Claudia cooking the books.
Everything's been FDA compliant with the dialysis centers.
It's been quiet for a while now.
He's getting ready to make a big move.
So we need to get inside.
And that's our way.
And then we can come back.
Like last time, right? The fuck? Tommy? Are you fucking kidding me? Oh, easy with the fucking tone, boy.
Everything okay? Nowhere fucking near it.
Pop threatened Gloria.
There's no threat.
Went to see her, we had a conversation.
I gave her some advice.
You haven't said a fucking word to her in years, and all of a sudden, you're there to give advice? Advice about what? - Hey, let's all calm down.
- I defined reality for her.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Are you really trying to force my hand, Pop? Want me to choose between her and you? You really that fucking confident? You're a Flynn, and you will die happy in bed with a good Irish girl.
You got me? Yeah, that worked out great for you, didn't it? He's not made like you.
You all stay ready in case I gotta call y'all up.
You stay close.
On the other side of this, you might just get invited to the cookout.
This fucking guy, Vic.
Diamond told me you sweetened our end of the deal.
I was just doing what's right.
Today changes everything, y'all.
You made so much noise for such a small creature.
I'm impressed.
Would you like to continue making noise for me? How about just a squeak? Where's Tommy Egan? Right here.
I'm getting to see the whole family today.
My brother loves you more than anything in the world, and I know you love him, but at the end of the day, that'll never be enough.
You don't know anything about our relationship.
I know he bought the land.
It's worth 2 1/2 million as it stands.
I can have it transferred to your name.
You're kidding, right? Sell it, and you'll be a rich woman.
You'll have options.
Money like that gives you a soft landing.
Ah, you piece of shit.
Please hear what I'm saying.
I'm here as your friend.
You can have the dream and the happy ending you deserve, but it doesn't include my brother.
So your father couldn't get it done with his threats.
You think coming in here trying to buy me off makes you better? I'm not my father.
You're worse.
See, he's sick, and he's still stronger than you.
What are you talking about? Bitch, get the fuck out of my bar.
Where the fuck have you been? Where's your fucking gun? - Whew.
- That's one bite down.
Whoo! Shit made my dick hard.
I told you it'd be fucking easy.
Sy? Sy! Ah, fuck.
We gotta go.
Come on man.
We gotta go.
What the fuck do you mean? Well, where the fuck is it? Fuck! Is there a problem, babe? Our drums of Dahlia were stolen.
We have no product.
What? How the fuck did that happen? I thought you had what's-his-name transporting it.
I did.
Piece of shit Bobito.
I got people.
I got reach.
This is exactly why you need me.
I knew you were a mistake.
Mistake? You're wrong.
The only thing I was wrong about was thinking you were the best Flynn to get this done.
Don't you fucking leave.
You're worthless to me now.
Get the fuck off me.
We're done.
Yo, E! Let's go! Motherfucker! Motherfucker! You're okay.
No, hold on, E.
Fuck! Let's go! We ain't got much time here.
This is a lot more than a six pack.
J, come on! Fuck 'em.
Hey, motherfucker.
Where's Mirkovic? Where the fuck is Mirkovic? What the fuck are you doing? He was about to talk.
Looked like he was 'bout to light your ass up.
Hello, Tommy.
Enough bodies have fallen.
You still standing.
Eye for an eye? Nah.
Let me talk to her.
In time.
We gotta find Liliana.
Hey, we did what we signed up for.
Our work here's done.
- She's gonna be - Our work here is done.
We made our move with you.
Wherever she is, that's on you now.
Yo, man.
Where she at? You're quite fond of her.
That's a liability in our world.
Oh, yeah? 'Cause in my world, you stand up for your peoples.
Enough of this small talk.
Let me see her.
God damn.
Fact is, you've done a lot more than she has to our side.
That right? Then maybe you should take me, not her.
Or I can kill you both, which doesn't quite make us even after all the bodies that have fallen, but it's a decent start.
Get down! Who the fuck was that? I don't know.
Let's get inside.
Ah, shit.
You're bleeding.
Shit, that ain't my blood.
- Come here.
- Oh, oh, motherfucker.
- Ah, shit! That fucking hurts! All right, all right, all right.
Let me see, let me see.
It went straight through.
It's clean.
God damn.
You're gonna be all right.
But here, look, just grab my shoulder.
We gotta get inside.
Here we go.
There we go.
Come on.
You're gonna be okay.

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