Queen of the South (2016) s03e08 Episode Script

El Carro

1 "Previously on Queen of the South" JAMES: That's - County Sheriff Jed Mayo.
Harassing illegals is his favorite hobby.
- Good news is - (YELLS) - JAMES: He's for sale.
- TERESA: Sheriff Mayo.
- What do you know about Mayo? - TERESA: He's setting up roadblocks on your routes.
What if I could do something about him? You get the sheriff to stand down, you can write your own ticket.
(GUNFIRE) (GROANS) Vámonos.
NEWSCASTER: Sheriff Mayo is in critical condition.
JAMES: If he survives, we're done.
La Comisión will come after us hard.
Pote, open the door.
- No, Teresa, you need to rest.
- Open the door, Pote! Isabela is still sneaking out to meet with Kique Jimenez.
CAMILA: Isabela's disobedience is putting her at risk.
If we were to kidnap the boy, then we could use him.
Do it, but no one can harm him under any circumstances.
CORTEZ: I will send - my most disciplined men.
- (NAIL GUN FIRES) - (SCREAMS) - (NAIL GUN FIRES) - (SCREAMS, CHOKES) Whatever you've done you don't need to hide from me.
We're in this together.
I'm rolling the dice on you, Teresa.
You won't regret it.
Follow me.
(DRAMATIC MUSIC) (VEHICLE APPROACHING) (INTENSE MUSIC) Pull over! You're gonna get us killed.
We can't lose the load.
We need this.
- (CHILDREN YELLING) - (INDISTINCT CHATTER) WOMAN: Enough is enough! TAZA: Listen, nobody wants war.
But sometimes we don't have a choice.
MAN: We have a choice.
This isn't our war.
It's theirs.
TAZA: Pecas has us living hand-to-mouth.
Now, these people are offering us a partnership.
When they take over Phoenix, we'll have better terms, finally be able to build the new schools and clinics.
And what good are those new schools and clinics if our children are slaughtered? With the Comisión, we have peace.
- No bloodshed.
- MAN: He's right.
- BOTH: This is bullshit.
- WOMAN: You guys aren't seeing wider than this picture.
We have to get out there! - (OVERLAPPING SHOUTING) - We can't even trust them! I think it's time for us to go.
(SHOUTING CONTINUES) MAN: He's right! - Just a second.
WOMAN: We deserve more than you can even imagine.
I would like to speak to them.
WOMAN: Don't tell us that.
You need to shut up.
Please.
WOMAN: What they're offering we can have for our children.
Hey, everyone, listen up.
Listen up.
Hey! Our guest has something to say.
Like you, I got into this business to survive.
I thought if I played by the rules, I'd be okay.
It doesn't work that way.
We must decide where to draw the line.
Easy for you to say when we're the ones doing the fighting and dying.
(AFFIRMATIVE CHATTER) TERESA: If we do this right, there won't be any dying.
TAZA: Pecas isn't gonna hand you the keys to the corridor without a fight.
He won't have a choice.
We'll cut off the Comisión's supply through your reservation at the border crossing, and we'll smuggle the product to Phoenix, where I'll be the only supplier in town.
They will be forced to do business on our terms.
Camila has a load coming through this morning.
If we prevent her from passing, she'll know we're allied.
There'll be retribution.
My smuggler's already on his way.
By the time Camila figures out what happened, a deal will have been made.
And if the Comisión refuses I'm exposed.
It will mean war.
I know it's a risk.
But if we do this, together we can win.
We will run Phoenix.
What do you mean, he can't come to the phone? This is the third time I call him.
Well, you tell the general that the governor of Sinaloa wants to speak with him immediately.
(DOOR OPENS, PHONE SLAMS) (DOOR CLOSES) Isabela.
What's wrong? Mom, Kique's missing.
He hasn't answered his phone, and no one has seen him.
Well, he's he's probably with his father.
He wouldn't leave without telling me.
We were supposed to meet up, and he didn't show.
I-I know something bad has happened.
- I can feel it.
- Isabela.
I will do everything within my power to find him.
Okay? I know you will, mami.
TERESA: Camila's truck should be along any minute.
I know you're still pissed about what happened yesterday.
I'm not angry.
When you worked for Epifanio, did you ever disagree with an order? Of course.
But you never locked him in a cellar.
You would never disrespect a man like that.
I had no choice.
You were not eating or sleeping.
You were acting crazy.
You wouldn't listen to anyone.
I wouldn't listen to James.
You're different.
Our relationship is different.
- If you'd have been honest - I tried.
No.
You tricked me.
Then you did what you thought was best.
You're my friend, Pote.
You're right.
And I'm sorry.
I promise it will never happen again.
We can never hide the truth from each other.
I made a mistake.
But please, don't question my loyalty.
'Cause I live and die with you, Teresita.
We're family.
We live and die with each other.
(RADIO CRACKLES) Heads up.
(VEHICLE APPROACHING) (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC) Camila's truck.
- Right on time.
- POTE: [CHUCKLES] Welcome to the United Cartels of America, pendejos.
(LINE TRILLING) OPERATOR: Homeland Security.
How may I direct your call? TERESA: There's a black cargo truck filled with cocaine heading north to the 10 freeway.
Arizona license plate QVG 2108.
(PHONE RINGING) Please tell me you found her.
No.
We have another problem.
Our shipment was busted an hour ago by Homeland Security.
- Where? - PECAS: Just south of Phoenix.
You understand the situation this puts us in.
When I agreed to an alliance, assurances were made.
Yeah.
On both sides.
You assured me you would take care of Teresa.
You failed.
And this is the result.
You're suggesting Teresa had something to do with this? Oh, yeah.
It's her.
The only question is Which one of your Comisión members helped her? That's a serious accusation.
Someone tipped her to the shipment.
You control the Phoenix corridor.
Therefore you're responsible.
I still expect to be paid on time and not a dollar short.
It sounds like we have a mutual enemy.
You got any idea who tipped her? Taza.
The Indian? Teresa reached out to him.
He must have taken the bait.
Huh.
Well, that figures.
He's with her now.
Helping the bitch that put a bullet in your back and left you for dead.
(SIGHS) Yeah, well, he's a good-looking son of a bitch, that Indian.
Might be kind of tricky to go after him, though.
He's got hisself a stronghold out there on that reservation.
He can't hide forever.
He'll have to stick his head out eventually, and you can put a bullet in it him and Teresa.
It's a shame Teresa didn't run when she had the chance.
She likes the desert so much.
Now I'm gonna have to bury her in it.
Her and her damn Indian.
(CHILDREN SHOUTING PLAYFULLY) No problems in Mexico.
It was clear all the way from the port.
Okay, good.
- What's up with her? - Wine cellar.
She's still upset about that? What do you think? TERESA: How was the trip? Ah, G.
I.
James led us on a circuitous route, but we got here in one piece.
We got the coke over the border.
Now all we got to do is get it to Phoenix.
Bazookas and blow.
Oh.
- That's a MK19.
- Mm-hmm.
Goddamn, that's some serious shit.
We do this right, we won't need weapons.
You like weapons.
Come on, now.
(SPEAKING SPANISH) (TENSE MUSIC) That was Charger.
He just spotted Mayo leaving Pecas' restaurant.
POTE: The pinche sheriff? I thought he was on life support.
Yeah, not anymore.
He's injured, but he's back on the job.
So it's not just La Comisión we have to worry about now.
Mayo will be coming for us, too.
JAMES: He'll have eyes on the highway.
TAZA: The minute we leave the res, we're exposed.
We can avoid him by sticking to the back roads.
He'll never see us.
Our best shot is this old smuggling route called Devil's Highway.
It's the long way, but it gets our product - to the Phoenix market.
- That's 200 miles of badlands.
I mean, we could be ambushed anywhere along that route.
TAZA: Yeah, but it avoids Mayo's checkpoints along 118.
I mean, if we're rolling the dice, this is our best shot.
What do you think, George? If we were in water, I'd want a fast boat.
Same rule applies here.
If we're gonna kamikaze this bitch JAMES: We need good cars.
Fast as we can get.
I got just what we need.
(DRAMATIC MUSIC) All the cars are borrow.
We trick 'em out and ship 'em to buyers overseas.
Mostly Japanese.
Police will see us coming a mile away.
TAZA: Oh, that's the point.
Smugglers use shitty cars in case they're seized.
Cops will never suspect one of these.
Smuggling in plain sight.
We'll need a rabbit car.
TAZA: The legendary LS6.
Multiple police scanners and radar detectors.
Since you know the route, you and Pote can take the lead.
If the sheriff or his friends are lying in wait - (LAUGHING) - TAZA: We'll flush 'em out, get 'em to chase us down a rabbit trail.
We'll clear the path for the transport vehicle.
We need something different to move the product.
We call her the Beast.
460 under the hood, racing shocks, and a Bull Bumper just in case.
Whoo! You and Bilal will be on transpo.
(METAL MUSIC BLARING ON RADIO) (HOWLING TO THE MUSIC) I wouldn't have it any other way.
Stay ten miles behind the rabbit car so you can react if there's any trouble.
Got ya.
Who's got our tail? - We do.
- We'll be in the chase car.
TAZA: You got something in mind? - That one.
- Ooh, no, no, no.
She's special.
750 horses under the hood and a dual nitrous oxide system.
GEORGE: Fast enough to set your hair on fire.
(ENGINE REVVING) She'll do.
JAMES: We'll be about a mile behind for rear security.
If anyone wants to back out, now is the time.
(DRAMATIC MUSIC) We go at sundown.
CORTEZ: (SPEAKING SPANISH) I need to talk to you.
Now.
Governor, I wasn't expecting you.
I've been trying to get ahold of you for hours.
Did you hear about our lost shipment? That's what this meeting was about.
I've already taken measures.
There's a breach of our security.
I wanted answers immediately.
And what did you find out? Authorities were tipped off at 10:30.
According to our GPS tracker, our truck entered Taza's reservation at that time.
Then Taza is a traitor in the Comisión.
Teresa wants to dry out the supply in Phoenix so she can move her product in.
I sent soldiers to Sonora, and Pecas has already been notified.
(TENSE MUSIC) You spoke with Pecas? CORTEZ: If we're going to stop Teresa (RECORDER BEEPS) Expedience is key.
Is there anything else, Governor? Kique.
I need you to release him immediately.
That's going to be a problem.
We don't have him.
He never showed up to his meeting with Isabela last night.
My men waited for hours.
Kique may have gone into hiding with Boaz.
It's possible that he got wind of our plan to kidnap him and fled.
You assured me Isabela would never know I gave the order.
Your secret is safe, Governor.
With you.
(ENGINE REVVING) We just hit the 100-mile mark.
No sign of Mayo or any other police.
Hope our luck holds.
We got to get that load to Phoenix.
This is the rabbit car.
POTE (OVER RADIO): Halfway to our rally point.
- All clear.
- (METAL MUSIC PLAYING ON RADIO) Copy.
We're five mikes behind you.
How you lookin' in the rear? Yeah, we're all clear.
(ENGINE REVVING) (INDISTINCT CHATTER OVER POLICE RADIO) MAYO: Put that down! That's the rabbit car.
They'll be running radar detectors.
These fools think they're so damn clever.
The transpo vehicle will be next.
Let's get into place.
(INDISTINCT CHATTER OVER POLICE RADIO) Looks like your tip's about to pay off, big man.
(GUN COCKS) How you feel about that? You gave me your word.
When this is all over, no retribution against my tribe.
Yeah.
I don't know what it is about you people.
You never learn.
(GUNSHOT) (ENGINE REVVING) Hey, look, about yesterday, what I did You did it to protect me.
- Exactly.
- And because we slept together, you thought it gave you the right to do that.
That was wrong.
So you regret what we did? No.
Of course not.
But you can't just make decisions for me.
Something had to be done.
What went down in Mexico Guero's death, you need to deal with that.
What I need is for you to respect me.
I know you're worried about me, but I'm okay.
(RADIO BEEPS) POTE: The cop let us through.
Something's up.
We got trouble.
TERESA (OVER RADIO): What's happening? - It's a roadblock.
- Shit.
JAMES (OVER RADIO): How the hell did he know where we were? MAN: Keep your hands up! Don't move! Look alive.
MAYO (OVER RADIO): Kill your motor and show me your hands! Slow.
TERESA (OVER RADIO): George is in trouble.
MAN: Keep 'em where we can see 'em! Now, you be careful.
These boys Their blood's up.
He needs us.
Move in! (ENGINE REVVING) TAZA: They're ten miles back.
Turn around.
Turn around! (TIRES SQUEALING) Okey dokey, hands behind your heads.
Now, I'm guessing you're not from around here.
Who's your girlfriend? (CHUCKLES) What tribe you from, sweetheart? Don't be shy.
Does your mama know that you're friends with him? I bet she don't.
I bet you keep that on the down low, don't you? Now, I asked you a question, you son of a bitch! (ENGINE REVVING) (TIRES SCREECHING) - Incoming.
- (INDISTINCT SHOUTING, GUNFIRE) - MAN: Take cover! Son of a bitch! (GUNFIRE CONTINUES, INDISTINCT SHOUTING) (BULLETS RICOCHETING) GEORGE: Get the load! Get out of here! TERESA: (PANTING) (GUNFIRE CONTINUES) (INDISTINCT SHOUTING) Pull over! You're gonna get us killed.
We can't lose the load.
We need this.
We can't let them catch us.
If you don't pull over, we're gonna lose it.
(TIRES SQUEALING) (PANTING) (PANTING) Okay.
(VEHICLE APPROACHING) (TIRES SCREECHING) GEORGE: Bilal, get that shit loaded and stat! - We lost them! - Not for long.
Teresa, go! Go! (GRUNTS) It's gonna blow! Go! JAMES: There's more in the van! Hey, no, no, no, no, no.
Teresa! Let's unload it and get a count.
We need to know what we lost.
GEORGE: We did it, Principessa.
Now you're the only supplier in town.
- Not yet.
- LIL T: Holy shit.
Looks like you guys went to hell and back.
We did.
Are you ready? (ZIPPER OPENS) You sure you can handle this? We at war.
Everybody's got to put in work.
You know I'm down.
TERESA: You'll take it to Pecas.
It's a risk, but we have to show him that we have the only product in town.
Tonto's going with you, okay? Be careful.
(DOOR OPENS, MAN SPEAKING SPANISH) Isabela.
What a nice surprise.
I'm here alone.
Please have a seat.
No, thank you.
I'll stand.
(DOOR CLOSES) Tell me, what can I do for you? I want to know what happened to Kique.
I know you know.
Did my mother Have you do something to him? Are you sure you want to know? (RECORDER BEEPS) CAMILA (OVER RECORDER): You assured me Isabela would never know I gave the order.
(RECORDER BEEPS) You assured me Isabela would never know I gave the order.
(BREATHING UNEVENLY) I-I don't I don't understand.
She blames you for Teresa's escape.
She can't get past her anger.
Her thirst for revenge is unquenchable.
I'm sorry.
You're betraying my mother by telling me.
Why? I know you think me a monster.
But even monsters have codes.
Your mother she crossed a line.
Kique was an innocent.
And so are you.
(SOLEMN MUSIC) (DARK MUSIC) I want to see his body.
(WHISPERING INAUDIBLY) So the rumors about your product are true.
99% pure Bolivian.
- Boom.
- (LAUGHS) I like you.
But I don't like being cornered.
What's the count? We lost 87 kilos.
GEORGE: That's not bad, considering the fact we started with a metric ton.
Add a little baking soda, and voilà.
Problem solved.
We don't cut our coke.
I'll take the loss.
(SIGHS) (CELL PHONE BUZZING) It's him.
- Hey.
- Hey.
TERESA: You got my message.
Your product is good, but that doesn't make me a buyer.
It does if you want to stay in business.
You tell Taza when I'm through with him You hurt him or his people, you'll never touch a gram of my product.
What are your terms? I supply you exclusively.
Better product.
Cheaper prices.
Everyone makes more money.
I'll need approval from the rest of La Comisión.
You have 24 hours.
(TENSE MUSIC) All right.
Now we wait.
- No.
- No.
We move forward.
By this time tomorrow, we'll either need more product Or more guns.
(JAMES GROANS) You okay? Yeah.
You know, respect goes both ways.
You're right.
I know you're trying to help me.
I don't know how to trust people.
So, when people make decisions for me, I don't know how to handle it.
I don't feel safe.
This is who I am.
JAMES: I know.
But you don't have to hide from me.
TERESA: Okay, I won't.
Teresa.
Something's come up.
We got to go.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC) This way.
TERESA: Thank you.
(MONITOR BEEPING) TAZA: Pecas.
My people saw his men dumping them.
They were bubble wrapped.
What about Lil T? (MONITOR CONTINUES BEEPING) TAZA: She's alive, but sons of bitches branded her like a damn animal.
(MUSIC INTENSIFIES) How is she? Alive.
Barely.
She's just a kid.
JAMES: She knew what she was getting into.
- It's not your fault.
- Yeah, it is.
I was wrong to think we could do this without bloodshed.
So we go to war, then.
We've got Pecas in the north, Camila to the south.
We can't win.
There is a way.
We have to make a deal with Mayo.
It won't be forever.
You don't get into bed with a man like Mayo and then just walk away.
(POTE SPEAKING SPANISH) I don't like it any more than you do.
Pero like it or not It's a damn good strategy.
I crippled the guy with a bullet.
You think he's just gonna forget that? We'll pay him to forget.
You once told me you have to do business with corrupt people.
But this is where I stand and fight.
This is where it ends.
It never ends.
I know where this is going.
Then you know what has to be done.
(CELL PHONE BUZZES) You miss me already, baby girl? TERESA (OVER PHONE): Where are you? GEORGE (OVER PHONE): About an hour outside Guaymas.
We would've been making better time, but Bilal was convinced there was a donkey show - in Rio Muerto.
- (LAUGHS) There is not.
You need to be careful, George.
You don't sound happy.
What's up? La Comisión rejected the offer.
(SIGHS) Listen.
Whatever happens, you know I got your back.
Whatever you need.
I'll be in touch.
It's gonna get bloody.
BILAL: My king! (GUNS COCK) Hey, hey, hey.
Now, how much dinero is it gonna cost me for me and my amigo (YELPS) - (GROANS) - You mother - Mother - (BOTH GRUNTING) (TENSE MUSIC) (SCREAMS) Bilal! (GRUNTING) That's all you got? That's all you got? (INSECTS CHIRPING) (DRAMATIC MUSIC) (GASPS SOFTLY) (GASPS) (RETCHING) (BREATHING HEAVILY) (CRYING) (GRUNTS) (SOBBING) (SNIFFLES) Did he suffer? I am certain it was quick.
I'll bury him tomorrow.
No.
No.
I'm gonna make my mother pay.
I'm busy.
Make it quick.
We've captured King George.
(INDISTINCT CHATTER) Was he carrying product? No, he was heading south.
Then he must have already delivered his shipment to Teresa.
CORTEZ (OVER PHONE): Yes, but it will be his last.
He was carrying a manifest for a ship docked in Guaymas.
We've seized it.
What is this? What are these soldiers doing here? CORTEZ (OVER PHONE): They're there to protect you.
I don't need protection.
CORTEZ (OVER PHONE): I'm afraid you do.
You see, we're at war now.
I need to keep an eye.
For your protection.
(TENSE MUSIC) (INSECTS CHIRPING) (SILENCED GUNSHOT) (DRAMATIC MUSIC) (MUFFLED GROAN) Go on.
Get it done.
Do it, you son of a bitch.
TERESA: We're not here to kill you.
What is this? The amount we agreed to pay you, plus 10% for pain and suffering.
You're going after Pecas.
Do we have a deal? MAYO: I don't know.
Pecas and his boys pay me a pretty penny for my services.
And your boy shot me.
We'll match what they're paying you.
On top of our fee.
Well, that's food for thought.
(GUN COCKS) You know how this works.
(GUN COCKS) What the hell? I got no allegiance to Pecas.
You hold up your end of the bargain, I'll hold up mine.
Don't even think of betraying me.
The video of you beating that inmate will go viral.
You will be locked up with a lot of people who'd like to do the same to you and worse.
Do you understand? Mm.
No turning back now.
(MONITOR BEEPING) Teresa.
I thought you might want to rest.
I can stay with her if you want.
No.
It's okay.
I want to be here if she wakes up.
Okay, then.
Wait.
There's something else.
What is it? It's nothing.
It can wait.
No.
Tell me.
(BREATHES DEEPLY) Is there something going on between you and James that I should know? (SOLEMN MUSIC) How long? You told me that we cannot keep the truth from each other.
But you've been keeping a big truth from me.
Who you lay with is your business.
But this affects me, too.
Are you saying this because I kept it from you Or because it's James? I'm saying this because it's dangerous.
For all of us.
You're right.
It's a risk.
What do you think about James? Truth.
Truth? He will die for you.
I'm here for you, Teresita.
Thank you.
(DOOR OPENS, CLOSES) (LP'S "MUDDY WATERS") (CELL PHONE BUZZING) (MEN VOCALIZING) Did you find him? I can't get a shot on Pecas.
But he's with Bedoya.
You were right.
They're circling the wagons.
What do you want me to do? LP: All the steps to follow Closer right behind Is it only when you feel a part is empty That it's gnawing at the corners of your mind (ECHOING) Mind, mind, mind Ooh, I will ask you For mercy - I will come to you blind - MEN: Ooh LP: What you'll see is the worst me MEN: Oh LP: Not the last of my kind Oh, oh, oh In the muddy water, we're falling Oh, oh, oh In the muddy water, we're crawling Holds me down Hold me now Sold me out In the muddy waters, we're falling JAMES: What am I doing, Teresa? Am I gonna take the shot or not? TERESA (OVER PHONE): No.
If you don't have a clean shot of Pecas, we wait.
When the time is right, we'll kill them all.
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