S.W.A.T. (2017) s02e19 Episode Script


1 Previously on S.
What do you trying to do with that boy? Try to find him a good foster situation.
You think you could help me - look after him until then? - You know I will.
LUCA: I'm thinking about doing that good neighbor house program.
The HUD advisory board's looking for the best officer candidate to move in.
You live around here? - What's your name? - Timo.
- Hear you want to talk.
- I figure we could - set some ground rules.
- What you even doing here? Huh? No place left to gentrify? We're not looking to hassle anybody on our off time.
This is our neighborhood.
We belong here.
You don't.
I'm turning in my 30-day notice.
So pick another team leader, whether it's Deacon or Rocker, whoever.
LUCA: Captain just told us that you pulled yourself from the running to be the new 50-David.
With the pay bump, you wouldn't need to moonlight anymore.
I'm in a financial hole.
I stole some money today.
It was in my pocket before I threw it back and watched it burn.
But for a moment, I became someone not worthy of leading a SWAT team.
- What's this? - LUCA: That's the end of the story between you and Sergeant Kay.
You're out of Deacon's life now.
The reason we call it the Rook? Means checkmate.
This is a 13,000-pound critical incident vehicle equipped with gun port holes, enclosed cab with bulletproof glass, and an armored multiuse platform that can lift an entire sniper team up to a rooftop.
You're welcome to climb aboard if you like.
Hey, uh, Richie.
When they're done, uh, will you walk them back to Eagle's Nest? I'll meet you there later.
Missed a hell of a takedown, Deac.
Bad guys hit a massage parlor over by LAX.
Yeah, the kind with special services.
Cash only.
Bozos took the customers and the girls hostage, man.
So we gave them a happy ending.
Sent them all off to jail.
- The best way to end a work shift.
- HONDO: Hey.
- How's the tour business going? - Uh, not bad.
But, uh, today will be my last one.
As long as you sign off on this.
You're being reinstated, full-duty.
Congratulations, man.
Aw, come on, don't act so surprised.
Somebody had to talk the captain into letting me take my PFQ earlier than the ten weeks, and I'm, uh, guessing it was you.
Deac, I had nothing to do with that.
I mean, I might have put in my two cents, you know, said a little something-something.
It's gonna be really good to have you back, man.
- HICKS: So you talked to him? - ROCKER: Yeah.
What'd he say? He doesn't want a party.
What? Who are you talking about? Mumford doesn't want a party.
Too bad.
It's tradition.
Besides, it's been years since a true old-timer has retired from SWAT.
Mumford's getting a send-off shindig whether he wants one or not.
Tributes, testimonials, the whole thing.
That's an order.
HONDA: Sounds like you're gonna be trying to pull at some heartstrings, see if you can get Mumford to crack.
Well, I might have been working on a little something.
Nobody's gonna make me crack.
I'm walking out of here with a smile on my face and no tears.
And don't even think about a party.
We got to do something.
You might be the next 50-David, but I'm still your boss.
Seriously, I don't want anybody making a big deal out of this.
I want to clean out my locker and leave.
No hugs, no sappy speeches with everybody blubbering.
And no presents.
Because there's no way you can get me a better retirement present than I got for myself.
Good girl.
Now, circle.
Shelby, you can do it.
Good girl.
Want a treat? - (WHIMPERING) - Hey, it's not my fault.
You're the one that ate 'em all.
I'll go get some more.
Immigration Customs Enforcement.
We need you to come with us.
ICE? I haven't done nothing wrong.
- Please.
Please, ma'am.
- Show me a warrant! In the car now.
I'm not gonna go anywhere with you.
Get in the car.
Talk to you tomorrow.
I thought you had a meeting.
The usher board at church can do fine without me.
Darryl needs an adult in this house.
Mama, I know.
I'm trying.
But I had to work late.
I understand.
But we agreed.
I cover the homework, and you cook a hot meal at least four times a week.
You didn't need to cook and tutor Darryl.
- I told him to get takeout.
- I know.
I saw the leftovers from last night's takeout.
(MUSIC PLAYS OVER EARBUDS) What's up, D? How was school today? Yo, let me show you something.
A B-plus? Congrats, man.
I'm proud of you.
- This is serious progress.
- Thank you.
I had to show that teacher I can do it.
She thinks, 'cause I was in juvie, that I'm stupid.
Darryl? What did I say about that word? No one's stupid, only uneducated.
And what'd I tell you when you got out of juvie? You can't run from your past.
That's right.
People are gonna judge, - which means you got to do what? - Own it and do better.
Admit you made mistakes, but prove that you're not - about that life no more.
- There it is.
You got this, man.
Somebody's trying to reach you.
It's your caseworker.
She might have found you - a new foster family.
- For real? Does she know how old I am? And about my past? They might appreciate a teenager that knows how to clean up after hisself.
- When do I have to meet 'em? - Tell you what, let me meet 'em first, and then we'll go from there.
- Really proud of you.
- Thanks.
LUCA: Street! Your high score's going down.
(LAUGHS) Yeah.
Too bad you talk better than you play, buddy.
Check out this picture Kelly drew of Black Betty.
Dude! Her mom says that she's about to start a new charter school this year.
- Oh, really? - Yeah.
Hey, uh, you been still helping her with the reading, the dyslexia? Couple times a week.
- Yeah.
- (KNOCKING ON DOOR) Hey, you want to get that? And blow my game? Nice try.
- (KNOCKING ON DOOR) - One minute.
- You know what? Ah - Dude! Dude! - I have multi-balls.
- (CHUCKLES) Hey, Vera, what's up? Luca, did Timo sneak over here - to play pinball again? - Nope, I haven't seen him.
His bike's gone.
I can't find him.
I mean, he was out front like an hour ago, just doing tricks with Shelby.
He knows he's not supposed to be out without - telling me where he's going.
- Maybe he just rode over to a friend's house, got lost in a video game.
He always leaves me a note.
- Something's not right.
- Okay.
- LUCA: Come on.
- We're gonna help you find him, okay? Come on.
Let's go.
- Timo! - VERA: Timo! Timo! Yo.
Cashier says Timo bought some dog treats - about 30 minutes ago.
- Okay, that's good.
That means we're on the right path.
And if he's trying to avoid traffic, fastest way home from here would be that way.
- Timo! - Timo! Timo! STREET: When I was a kid, I used to blow curfew all the time.
Drove my foster parents nuts.
- I always came home, you know? - Timo! - Timo! - Timo! Timo! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hang on.
Whoa, hang on a sec.
Oh, no.
That's Timo's bike.
Hey, hey, hey, whoa, whoa, whoa.
- Timo! - Hang on, hang on, hang on! It's okay.
Hey, hey, hey.
It's all right.
- (CRYING) - Listen, to me, listen to me.
Hey, this is Officer Dominique Luca, 22-David, LAPD SWAT.
I want to report a missing child.
Thanks, Okay! Hey no hits in the morgue or the hospitals, so that's good news, man.
I spoke to Mrs.
Usually sees everything from her porch, but, uh, she's in her kitchen cooking.
- Yeah.
- Did you check the Yeah, the parking lot where the skaters hang out.
I got Patrol on it, and Plummer Park a block over.
Chris, thanks for coming to help out during your off hours, man.
I hope we didn't screw up any plans.
Nah, Ty and Kira are working late, so no plans to spoil.
I know you guys care about Timo, but doesn't look like Patrol's having much luck getting people to open doors and answer questions.
No surprise there.
I mean, we've built some trust with folks in the neighborhood past few months, but still a long way to go.
LUCA: We're getting there.
I mean, they see me and Street every day we come home, take out the trash I just hope it helps us find Timo.
I got all the kid's particulars.
Gonna get his photo out wide.
STREET: Vera, you should go home in case Timo shows up there, right? Come on.
- CHRIS: Is that Marcos? - Yeah.
Remember we had that beef with him last year? Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Hey, Marcos.
You seen Timo around? You looking to bust little kids now? Look, you didn't answer my question, man.
Too distracted by the cop convention.
Look, have you seen him or not? Look, I don't have time to play "Ask a Mexican.
" Y'all told us to stay away from that kid, right? That's what I did.
Come on, man, your crew's on top of everything on this stretch.
You telling us you don't know anything? Yeah.
That's what I'm saying.
Everybody got problems.
Timo ain't mine.
(HONKS HORN) What's with that guy? Timo has a dog, right? Uh, yeah.
A beagle, I think.
Named Shelby.
Why? I've got an idea.
You told me it takes months to train a police dog.
Beagles are natural trackers.
And it helps that we're looking for a smell she already knows.
Plus, the treats we've been giving her since we left the house teach her to associate Timo's scent with reward.
Hey, she's got something.
Good girl, Shelby.
STREET: This can't be right.
CHRIS: This is where Timo's scent trail leads.
LUCA: Man, he wouldn't come here on his own.
This place has been red-tagged for demolition for months now.
Where is he, Shelby? Which way? Good girl.
Come on.
LUCA: What you got? - (WHINING) Yeah, I think we've reached the limits of Shelby's tracking skills.
There's too many other scents.
Hey, wait a minute.
Whoa, whoa.
These, uh, footprints.
These things are recent.
Timo, are you in here? - Timo! - Timo! TIMO: Luca? Hey, it's Luca and Street, bud.
What are you doing in here, man? Your mom's worried sick about you.
Why didn't you come home, bud? - I was hiding.
- Hiding from who? - The bad guys.
- Come on down.
What's going on, man? Who are you hiding from, huh? - Look who it is.
- Shelby! Hi.
Hi, Shelby.
- Hey, so what bad guys? - The ones in black.
They had guns.
I saw them take Sosie.
They tried to get me, but I ran.
All right, well, you're okay now.
There's no bad guys here now, see? Come on, let's get you home to your mom.
Come on.
- Let's go.
Come on.
- Let's go, Shelby.
Good girl.
Who's Sosie? Sosie, she, uh, she lives on my block, with her mom.
You think there's any truth to what Timo said? What? Bad guys in black with guns? - Yeah.
- Could be Marcos' crew.
- Mijo.
- Mom.
Thank God.
VERA (CRYING): I was so scared.
Please, don't ever do that to me again.
- Hi.
- Yes? Mrs.
Galvez, I'm Officer Jim Street.
I actually live just down the block.
Is your daughter Sosie is she-she home? Uh, no.
S-Sosie's out with some friends.
Are you sure about that? Yes, I-I just talked to her a little while ago.
Would it be okay if we call her? We just want to make sure she's okay.
No need.
Uh, Sosie is fine.
Hey, I'm Jim.
I, uh I'm your neighbor.
I don't think we've met yet.
GALVEZ: Th-That is Sosie's cousin Pedro.
Hey, Pedro, do you mind stepping out here for a moment? Come on out.
- Is there a problem, Officer? - No problem.
I mean, we'd just like to see some I.
, if that's okay.
Don't have my wallet on me.
I need you to put your hands up.
Okay? Let's just put your hands up, - nice and slow.
- Turn around.
- Turn around.
- Turn around, face STREET: Rabbit! Gun! HONDO: Darryl's been doing really great in school.
He's got a good attitude.
He just needs a solid family situation to keep him on track.
The caseworker said Darryl's staying with you in the meantime.
He has been.
It's just, with my work schedule, I I can't keep him permanently.
Capri, she's a stay-at-home mom, so there's always a parent around here.
HONDO: These your foster kids? It's quite a family you got here.
Oh, yeah.
Only the younger three at home.
The older two have already grown up and moved on.
- Where'd they end up? - One's in Riverside.
The other's, uh Long Beach now.
You don't stay in touch? You know how they are.
When they get older, they hit 18, get social lives, do their own thing.
It's hard to keep up with them sometimes.
You boys finish the laundry? Yes, sir.
We folded everything.
XAVIER: All right.
Put your clothes away, then get going on your homework.
BOTH: Yes, sir.
We believe kids benefit from a routine.
Free time is a reward.
XAVIER: You give a child structure, it's amazing how they respond.
We'll instill that in Darryl.
JESSICA: Thank you for the information.
This is what you do when you're off-duty? We were trying to locate a missing neighborhood kid, and when we did, it led us here.
And then there was an officer-involved shooting.
Have any idea why the suspect became aggressive? STREET: Sosie Galvez.
Earlier today, kid witness saw her get grabbed up by a couple guys in a dark sedan about three blocks that way.
LUCA: Yeah, about the same time our dead guy, armed with a gun, forced his way into the house, telling Sosie's mom that he's gonna sit with her for a while.
We're thinking whoever took Sosie must want something from her.
So they use a threat against the mom as leverage.
Yeah, that's the best we could figure.
- Any I.
? - Uh, no, but we did have a cell phone.
It's locked, though.
I'll tell Hollywood Division we'll help them search for Sosie.
We'll get the cell phone over to Tech.
- Okay.
- Hey, uh, the mom was having some trouble breathing.
I thought it'd be good to get her checked out.
- Is she all right? - CHRIS: They say she just got a little excited and she started hyperventilating.
She's terrified for her daughter.
She has no idea what this is about, or where they might - have taken Sosie? - No, she's as clueless as we are.
- Ma'am, it's a crime scene! Ma'am, stop! - No! Ama! Ama! It's okay.
No, no, no.
It's okay, it's okay.
It's not your mom, it's not your mom.
No, no.
She's okay, she's over here.
- JESSICA: That's the missing girl? - CHRIS: Yeah, that's Sosie.
- Ama.
- Sosie, Sosie.
JESSICA: Sosie? Captain Cortez.
- Sí.
- Whoever grabbed Sosie got everything they need to rob the family she works for.
- Okay, we got to get over there, then.
- I'll send a patrol unit for surveillance and roll Mumford's team.
But, Captain, I-I know we're off the clock now, but-but Sosie and her mom, they're our neighbors, all right? I want to get these guys.
Street? Yeah, yeah.
Hell yeah.
I'm in.
All right.
Meet Mumford there.
I'll get the address from Sosie, and then I'll text you guys.
- Okay.
- All right? Bye.
Uni on scene reports seeing a body through the windows.
Possible gunshot wound.
Luca and Street are meeting us there, per Captain Cortez.
MUMFORD: Okay, let's get squared away, make sure we do this thing right.
It's my last shift.
I don't want any of you knuckleheads screwing it up.
What's this, one last chance to bathe in my glory? Let's go.
Luca, up.
(WHISPERS): Three, two, one.
- Two, two, two.
- Two.
Street out! 50-David, I need an R/A at my location.
- How many are there? - Two.
They dragged my husband and daughter into the hallway.
(GUNSHOTS) LAPD SWAT! Come out with your hands up! Come out right now! Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
Hey, it's okay.
We're the police.
You can come out now.
We just need you to put the gun down.
No more shooting, understand? Hey.
Hey, it's okay.
- (CRYING) - Hey, it's all over now.
We're here to help you.
(CRYING): My dad.
They killed my dad.
And they'll pay for that.
Okay? But right now, I just need you to drop the gun.
Just drop the gun and come to me, okay? That's it.
That's it.
Come to me.
Come to me.
It's okay.
Come to me.
Come on.
That's it.
Come on.
That's it.
That's it.
It's okay.
Come on.
Heard about what happened last night.
Figured I'd come in a little early, see if I can help out.
This is the fifth home invasion robbery linked to this crew.
But the first time that they've killed someone.
Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, two in Hancock Park, and last night, the Steinburgs in Cheviot Hills.
TAN: Those are dream neighborhoods.
Average home price in those areas has to be north of five million.
In each case, they knew the alarm and gate codes, they knew the location of the home safe, but we couldn't figure out how they were getting the information until now.
They target the housekeepers.
They force them to give up the info.
HICKS: And given that a lot of housekeepers are undocumented, this crew knows they won't come forward because they're afraid of being deported.
They're doing it with families still home, which means they need someone there who knows the combination to the safe.
TAN: One piece of informationthe housekeepers can't give them.
I got an I.
on the guy we took down last night at Sosie's house.
Elvin Villamayor, convictions of armed robbery and felony possessions.
With Villamayor dead, they're down a man.
There are at least two more in this crew.
CHRIS: Tech department is still working to crack the cell phone we recovered.
Maybe that will tell us who his buddies are.
TAN: After losing a man and killing somebody, this crew probably knows we're onto them.
HICKS: Probably in panic mode, which can make them move faster on their next home invasion target.
I'll have RHD comb through Villamayor's known associates, see if we can't I.
them that way.
In the meantime, thanks.
Last night was the first real break in this case.
I'll keep you updated on what we find out.
- Likewise, Detective.
- MUMFORD: Rocker.
Hold up.
I got something for you.
What, more SWAT rules from the master? "Slow is fast.
" "We work as a pack.
" I think I got it.
Hey, hey, hey.
Rein it in, cowboy.
(CHUCKLES): I still outrank you for the next 24 hours.
It's a SWAT tradition to pass on a good-luck charm to the next team leader.
I could give you this pocketknife and tell you a story about how it magically saved my life.
But the truth is, we make our own magic.
Over two decades on this job, you try to do as much good as you can before you cash in your pension.
But you're never really sure it's enough.
You know? That you did some lasting good.
So, my gift to you is a rare moment of sincere praise.
You worked hard.
You made sergeant-two.
And you are definitely ready to take over as 50-David.
So I don't get the knife? (CHUCKLES) (LAUGHS) Hey.
Rocker's gonna do just fine.
There's no knock there, but it should've been you, man.
Leading a team has always been your dream.
Eh, it was my choice to let that dream go.
(SIGHS) I made my bed.
Besides, with Annie and a fourth kid eh, what do I need extra aggravation and demands on my time for? Enjoy your family.
Kids will be grown and out before you know it.
Thanks for coming by.
Appreciate you going above and beyond.
I do it for the kids I'm trying to place.
So what'd you think about the Hamiltons? How many foster kids have you placed with them? I'd say four, maybe five.
Never had a complaint.
Why? They seemed like really nice people, and-and their home, it was beautiful.
But all I saw was rules and discipline.
I didn't see any affection.
Don't get me wrong, I mean, trust me, Darryl needs his fair share of rules, but the boy needs approval now, too.
He needs to know that somebody truly cares about him, because he's never had that before, and this-this couple, I You think they're doing it for the monthly checks.
They just seemed like they had kids coming and going.
It's, like, once one turns 18 and the money stops, I mean the kid's a ghost, and then they're just on to the next.
It felt like a factory.
Now, I understand that their intentions are good, but Darryl's only got one more chance to make this thing work.
Look, I'm trying really hard not to judge here.
I know that they take on what most people don't.
Darryl is a teenage felon.
An African-American male.
And kids who fit that description never get placed.
They usually end up in a group home.
Yeah, I know.
I just think Darryl deserves better, or this isn't gonna go well at all.
Yeah, well, they all deserve better, but this is the reality for kids like that.
Can I get just a little more time to think on it? Sure.
But this spot's not gonna last forever.
Let me know.
Talk to us, Tan.
Tech finally cracked Elvin Villamayor's cell phone.
They find anything to link us to the other members of his crew? No, these guys were careful.
All recent calls were to burner numbers.
But Rubina found something.
JESSICA: That's Sosie, the woman from Luca and Street's neighborhood.
We were able to match all the women to homes that have been hit, except this one.
HICKS: Number 27 bus.
That's East Hollywood again.
A lot of housekeepers take that line to go to wealthy homes on the Westside.
Street sign, Hyperion Avenue.
When was the photo taken? Yesterday.
It's the most recent one.
She's got to be their next target.
- Immigration Customs Enforcement.
- What? - Need you to come with us.
- Why? (GASPS) (INTENSE MUSIC) Look, we know this community's tight-knit.
Somebody here can I.
this woman, you know? Won't be easy getting them to talk when they're afraid we'll ask their immigration status.
Hey, Shorty.
- Shorty, hold up, man.
- Come here.
Hey, Shorty, come here.
Hold up, hold up.
I got no beef with you, man.
Just come here.
We're just trying to find this woman.
You know who she is? You know her, don't you? That's Rosario.
My brother knows her.
STREET: We need Rosario's work address right now.
- She's in serious danger.
- Oh, yeah? From who? Most of the neighborhood's scared of you.
We get that, but we're not ICE, and neither are the guys that are after Rosario.
Every second we waste, her life - is in more danger.
- Can you help us or not? Rosario's like family.
She took care of my abuela when she got sick.
Well, now's your chance to return the favor.
- Her family hates cops.
- Yeah, but she trusts you.
Look, all gentrification jokes aside, you've seen us around here for months now.
You know who we are and how we roll: helping people, trying to make things better.
Look, if you care about these people the way you claim, why are we the only ones who give a damn about finding Rosario? Fine, man.
Sometimes I give her a ride to work, all right? She cleans a house for some family named de Leon in Beverly Glen.
- Thank you, man.
- Thanks, man.
- She really in danger? - Yeah, she is.
Get her back safe.
That's the plan.
- Bang this left, Luca.
- Yeah.
Okay, what? Just happy to have you back, Deac.
Hey, Captain, we're five minutes out.
JESSICA (OVER PHONE): I had a uni in the area stop by the de Leon house.
No sign of anything.
According to Patrol's report, the only person home was the dog walker.
He said the family's on vacation in Bali.
- Then we're missing something.
- This crew's M.
is to strike while the homeowners are inside.
They're not a burglary crew.
It's strictly home invasion.
Captain, if Rosario's not at the de Leons' house, - where else might she be? - Here's something.
The dog walker said Rosario sometimes cleans house for a woman named Shelly Baker.
- Tan, look up information on - Already on it, boss.
We got a Baker four blocks west on Goodman Drive.
House is registered with Grey Strike Security.
The Bakers probably gave Rosario their security code.
Luca, get us over there right now.
(INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER) All right, thank you.
The security company says somebody accessed the Bakers' passcode, entered it into the home security system, then turned the power off.
If something's going down in that house right now, authorities won't be notified.
This place is a $10 million fortress.
Security cameras everywhere.
They'll see us coming.
Unless we shut down those cameras.
All right, listen up.
We got no time to grab the house's layout.
Once we cut that camera feed, we locate the Bakers and Rosario and we get them to safety.
- Roger that.
- Chris, you're with me.
We need eyes in the sky.
Send up the drone.
HONDO: This is 20-David in position on the one side.
DEACON: 30-David in position on the three side.
HONDO: Got anything from the drone? All clear.
- All right, on my signal.
- Okay.
Security company cut the feed.
All right, go.
Go, go, go.
Camera's just died.
We need to get out of here now.
I'm not ending up dead like Elvin.
Go start the car.
I'll finish up here.
Get up.
Up, up, up, up, up, up.
Let's go.
TAN: 25-David.
We got five heat signatures on the south side of the house.
Movement indicates panic.
In position on the two side.
- (CAR ENGINE STARTS) - Hey! Out of the car! - Hands! Out of the car! - Out of the car right now! 26-David.
We have a suspect on the two side, - - barricaded in a black sedan.
- Move.
- Get out! - Out of the car! - Drop the weapon.
- Out now! - Drop the weapon.
- Get out! No! - Out of the car! Now! - Out of the car right now.
Right now.
Drop the gun.
Slow down.
Slow down.
I need a car for me and my new family, or we all going to Heaven today.
Finally ID'd their crew Prison tat on our dead guy gave us Isco Ortiz, lengthy record.
Guy inside has to be Harold Mays.
They did time together in Soledad for burglary.
Harold has to be what passes as the brains of the operation.
He ordered a car or he starts shooting hostages.
No way we're gonna let that happen, man.
What do you suggest, Luca? If he wants a car, why don't we just give him one? I can think of a million reasons why that's a bad idea.
Yeah, I know, Deac, but hear him out.
Street's got a plan, and it's gonna work, right? - Right.
- Right.
HONDO: All right, Harold, listen to me.
You wanted my team pulled back? You got it.
The street is clear.
You wanted a fast car and free passage? You got that, but only if you keep your part of the deal - and release the Baker family.
- HAROLD: I'm keeping one hostage to make sure you don't go back on your word.
I will keep my word.
Let the Bakers go, or the deal is off, man.
Soon as I see a car.
I see a car, I let them go.
You're up.
Come on, move, move, move, move, move.
Out this way.
Out this way, behind me.
Move, move, move.
Come on.
Slow, slow, slow.
Take it easy.
- You ready for this? - STREET: Affirmative.
Operation Hack My Ride is a go.
(ENGINE SPUTTERING) What the hell? - (SCREAMS) - DEACON: Show me your hands! Show me your Drop your weapon! Drop it! Drop it! Out of the car now! Now! - Out of the car.
- Get on the ground.
Hands behind your back.
- (WHIMPERING) - STREET: Rosario? Hey.
- Hey, you okay? - Hang on.
Listen to me.
I'm Luca.
This this is Street, okay? You all right? We're with SWAT.
I know.
- I know you from the neighborhood.
- (CHUCKLING) Thank you so much.
(WHISTLING) That was a nice plan out there today.
Oh, thanks.
Yeah, it's, uh it's got its perks, you know.
Working undercover in car theft.
Plus, uh, all this time the past few months hanging out with Whip basically taught me everything I need to know about hacking high-end rides.
(CHUCKLES) Well, I guess you got a backup career if you ever stop being a cop.
Let's hope it never comes to that.
Well, it was smart work.
Good job.
Thanks, man.
Listen, uh, Street.
I need a favor.
It's, uh it's kind of a personal question to ask you, if that's all right.
Yeah, of course.
What's up? What was it like growing up in foster care? Wow.
(LAUGHS) I wasn't expecting that.
If a kid had a choice between a foster care family and a group home, what's the best option, in your opinion? No experience is the same.
I was in a group home for two months when I was, like, 14.
I got my ass kicked every day until I learned how to fight.
And there are good foster situations out there.
It's-it's just for some you know, it's it's just a job.
You know, it's three hots, a cot and out the door at 18.
You turned out pretty good.
How'd you survive it? Well, you know, I I had the one person who I knew really cared about me.
I wasn't living with him, but you know, he was always there for me.
No matter what.
Sometimes that one person makes all the difference.
(EXHALES) Hey, how was your last wild ride, Mumford? Here I thought I wasn't gonna get emotional.
- (CHUCKLES) - Listen, I got to handle some business back home, so if I don't see you before you leave, I just want you to know I'm really going to miss kicking you and your team's ass in the Baker-to-Vegas race.
(LAUGHS) You know I had to let you win.
I didn't want you to lose your confidence.
Yeah, yeah.
I hear you, I hear you.
Well, now that you're leaving, Rocker better watch out.
- Because it's payback time.
- Yeah, well, you push him half as hard as I pushed you, it'll only make him better.
That's right.
You sure you're ready to retire? I'm ready.
Nikki and I got plans that don't include - me getting shot at anymore.
- (CHUCKLES) I feel you on that.
Don't be a stranger, you hear me? We got your back if you ever need us.
Be safe out there, brother.
You too, old-timer.
Go enjoy your life.
- Be good, man.
- All right.
What's up? Something wrong? Everything is fine, sweetie.
HONDO: D We need to talk.
Why don't you grab a seat? I met the Hamiltons.
And they seem like decent, hardworking folk.
Home is clean, everything was in order.
And the few foster kids I saw, they seemed really grateful to be there.
But that's not the right family for you.
That's just code word for they don't want me.
- It's nothing new.
- No, no, no, no, no.
They were perfectly happy to have you placed with them; it's just that, that family doesn't have the love that you need to grow into the man that you're gonna become.
Yeah, whatever.
I-I'm not afraid to go to a group home.
I'm not gonna let them put you in a group home.
We have a different idea.
We both want you to stay here.
But you said this is temporary 'cause you're always at work.
Uh-huh, and that was before I talked to her.
And before I threatened to knock some sense into his head.
If I could raise two kids and hold two jobs on my own, my tough guy here can handle one kid, one job with a little help from me.
HONDO: She's gonna come around a little more often, and she's gonna look after you while I'm at work.
You don't have to do this, man.
No, you're right I don't have to do it.
I want to do it.
Thank you.
(SOFTLY): Hey.
I'm gonna start working toward being your legal guardian until you turn 18.
Now, your mom, she can still see you but I'm gonna have full custody.
And you're gonna live here with me.
And we're all gonna have to make sacrifices in order for this to work.
You're gonna have to promise to keep working hard and promise to stay out of trouble.
I-I promise.
Welcome to the family, sweetie.
Mm, I've been hounding him for years - for grandkids.
- No, Mama.
I didn't know I was gonna get one this big.
(LAUGHS) At least you can hang up your own clothes.
Speaking of your clothes, honey, those underwear, now, you can't be leaving 'em - on the floor like that.
- What is that? - Yeah! - (CHEERING) Yeah! (WHOOPING) Yeah! (CHEERING, WHOOPING CONTINUE) HICKS: You didn't think you were getting out of here without a party, did you? Yeah, yeah, I knew I knew you guys were all planning something, but I'm sorry, I can't stick around.
Nikki and I got plans.
Oh, be nice, Jack.
- You're in on this, too? - Yeah.
What's the harm with a little celebration of your career? Did it myself.
What do you think? - The beak is too big.
- (LAUGHTER) It's perfect.
We got you a a little something, too.
A gold watch, but it turns green - if you get it wet.
- STREET: Yeah, - so don't get it wet.
- All right, now, hey, look, here's the real gift.
- We all chipped in.
- Yeah.
Season tickets to the Rams? - Yeah.
- Not bad.
Come on, speech.
OTHERS: Speech! Speech! Speech! (INDISTINCT SHOUTS) All right, I'm gonna make it short and sweet.
I'm proud to have served this great city, and I'm proud to have Donovan Rocker carry on my legacy as 50-David.
Although it's gonna be hard to live up to the legend.
- (LAUGHTER) - (HORN HONKING) DEACON: Whoa! Brand-new Corvette.
Very nice.
Told you clowns I was getting out of here in style.
I'll wave to you on the 405.
(LAUGHTER) Actually, Sergeant, um, Commander Hicks has one last gift for you.
She'd like to say some parting words.
I know you? I'm Felicia.
Uh, I'm really good with faces.
I'm sorry, I don't I don't know yours.
I was just a kid when we met at a house on Larkmead Avenue.
Felicia Zizenis? This was my first week on SWAT.
A guy grabbed me off the school playground at recess back before they had fences around them all put me in his car, drove me to his house.
He put a knife to my throat, told me how he was gonna kill me.
But then you burst in and got the knife out of his hand and had him cuffed on the floor before he could hurt me.
You saved my life.
When Commander Hicks called me to say you were retiring, I knew I had to be here.
Because without you, I'm not here.
And neither is my family.
I'm a teacher now, and I have a husband and a daughter.
And I wouldn't have any of it if not for you.
So thank you for all of this.
(APPLAUSE) You son of a bitch.