Sequestered (2014) s01e06 Episode Script

All In

Why didn't we have another child? We always wanted a boy and a girl.
Why didn't we try for another? We are very busy people.
He never finished it.
We bought him all of this stuff, but we couldn't buy him the time to finish his alien invasion.
We just kept buying him more and more and more stuff to keep him busy so that we could do our oh-so-important work.
Did you ever wonder if we didn't have all of this, maybe Malcolm wouldn't have kidnapped him to get it? I don't know.
We needed this shit.
Not Nicholas.
He would've been happy with a box of colored markers.
It was our ambition that got him killed.
Helen, please don't.
- It's true.
It is not true.
What got him killed was the greed of another man.
It is not our fault that he died.
Please be seated.
That's not necessary.
But will the foreman please remain standing? Do you have an update for the court on this fine Saturday? Yes, Your Honor, I'm afraid we still haven't reached a verdict.
And will you? Or are you hopelessly deadlocked? I wouldn't call it hopeless, no.
When a jury has been deliberating for several days, the American Bar Association presents us with a standard admonition.
I'm going to risk deviating from this, if only to stress the importance of your verdict.
I know you've been deliberating for five days.
I know you're all at odds with each other.
You all have other responsibilities.
Well, like it or not, you 12 have been chosen.
And that means you have another responsibility to an eight-year-old boy who was snatched from his bed in the dead of night and discarded, lifeless.
The man who was accused is waiting in a prison cell for your verdict.
This is not about you.
This is about them.
So the next time any of you feel that a consensus just cannot be reached, I want you to ask yourself this question: Why am I really here? Hey, Dad.
It's me.
I'm just checking in to see how things are going.
I am stuck going to a work thing, but I need to show you something, so, I'll give you a try as soon as I'm done.
Hope you're feeling lucky today.
I'm gonna take your gag out so you can eat.
Don't you dare scream.
I don't want to hear even the tiniest peep out of you.
You got me? Not unwholesome rec room.
You acquire us a couple of libations.
- Sure.
And I'll see you presently.
- Okay.
Two Macallans neat, please.
- Thank you.
So you friends with that prick? My boss.
Let me tell you something.
He may look like the Emperor Strikes Back, but that guy gets more vag than a gyno.
I'm sorry, do I know you? No.
But I know your boss better than I'd like to.
He's your lawyer.
Kevin Mohr, right? Runckle.
Danny Firmin.
Nice to meet you.
- Likewise.
So I guess that makes you my lawyer too then, huh? It does.
If you dislike him so much, why do you retain our counsel? Because he slaughtered my lawyers in that billion-dollar patent infringement case.
That he did.
I don't gotta like him.
I just care that he wins.
Makes sense.
- Yeah.
Breed and multiply, my little green friends.
Here he is.
My friend and protégé Danny, the rising star of our firm.
Take a good look at this handsome face.
You'll be seeing a lot more of it.
George, Arthur, Niles.
You may know Arthur.
- Oh, yeah, Your Honor.
You've presided over four of my trials.
Cut the Your Honor crap.
Here I'm just Artie.
And you're - California State Bar Ethics Investigator.
Been taking money from your boss here for years.
Haven't busted him for an infraction yet though.
Niles Baxter.
Prince of Darkness.
It's his game.
Hi, Niles.
Danny Firmin.
Pleasure to You know, he doesn't look like he has any money.
I thought you were gonna vouch for him.
- Hush, my darling.
Well, I think looks can be deceiving, Niles.
There is a kid's table.
It's over there.
It's a joke.
Just a joke.
Don't be a dick, Niles.
Niles can be a dick.
That is all I have.
- That's gonna be plenty.
The game is Texas hold 'em.
No limit.
Small blind's 150.
Big blind's 300.
The thing that I am still finding it hard to reconcile is Malcolm's DNA in the boy's fingernails.
But more than that, why wasn't there any scratch marks on Malcolm's body? That's something I hadn't thought about.
- That's very interesting.
Who's to say that the scratches didn't heal before he was arrested? It was 10 days after the kidnapping.
True, but for the fact that it would take typically two weeks for an ordinary scratch to heal.
But in this circumstance, well, it would take much longer.
So, doc, in your expert opinion, by the time they arrested Malcolm, he should still have marks on him if he had been scratched? Yes.
But he didn't.
This is getting awfully Kumbaya.
- Yeah, it's all well and good, only I don't think that we should be considering each other's testimony, no matter how expert it may or may not be.
The trial happened already.
I'll have another one of these, please.
Give the boy one.
Make it a double.
What was the name of the last guy you brought in here? Funny little Puerto Rican fellow? What was his name? Alberto.
The chump left here, pockets loaded, and he got mugged three blocks from here.
Beaten to a pulp.
So you see, getting lucky isn't always good luck around here.
I'm all in.
I will call.
That is like a kick in the nuts.
That is so harsh.
- Don't be so glum.
Because when you're walking out of here with empty pockets, think of Alberto.
Okay, Danny, that's enough.
Another night.
- I'm not done.
Why don't you play me without your jacket on? Without my jacket on? - What jacket? I like my jacket.
Well, I would, but you have no money.
It's your game.
You can change that.
Is he good for it? - Yeah, sure.
Well, then let's give him another hundred grand.
His first hundred grand.
And someone put this jacket on a hook.
I think it's time for another vote.
But before that I want to go over a few more points Hell no.
It's been a long damn day, and we're calling it quits for the night.
All those for not guilty? Whatever's going to get us out of here the fastest.
What she said.
All those - Why are you bothering? We can all do math.
I'm going to head out.
Just wanted to let you know your lunch Monday with Catherine is set.
Her office will let me know where.
And the hospital board meeting has been moved to a week from Friday.
I synced all the changes in your phone.
Thank you, Pria.
Have a nice night.
Oh, and the theater tickets? Yes.
Sean said he received them and messengered them to your husband.
Do you want me to check his office? - That won't be necessary.
I'll take care of it.
All right.
Good night, Helen.
- Good night.
Damn it.
I tried to write you a letter a whole bunch of times.
I just I never expressed how sorry I am for what happened with you and your wife and And Nicholas.
And Malcolm.
I wanted to explain to you why I left without any notice.
I couldn't bear to see the two of you suffering.
It was never supposed to be like this.
They told me that Nicholas was going to be taken back.
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
All in.
Son of a Well, winning again has been a pleasure, but I am done.
No, no, no.
I'm not done.
Well, sadly, I am, because beating you has really lost its novelty.
Yeah, I bet, when you're cheating.
Excuse me? - Yeah.
You heard me.
Who do you think you are? Get him out of here.
Come on, he's been cheating the whole time, right? Get him out.
- Come on, Danny, go.
Fine, fine.
- And I want my money tonight, or I'll be seeing you both.
Come on.
- Yeah, yeah.
What the hell were you thinking in there? Do you have any idea who that is? Fuck that guy.
I don't care.
- Well, you ought to care.
That's not a guy who holds a grudge.
He squeezes it until it suffocates.
I don't know.
I'm sorry.
I don't know what I was I don't know what I was thinking.
I don't What am I going to do? I don't have that kind of money.
Don't worry.
I'll take care of it.
Don't worry.
Come on.
I got you.
I really appreciate you doing this for me, sir.
I will pay you back plus interest.
Just think of it as an advance on your salary.
Well, in that case, I'm going to be eating ramen noodles for the next year and a quarter.
You could pay it off much sooner if you want to work with me and several private clients I have.
Private clients? - People whose interests I represent in all aspects of their lives, not withstanding the nature of their business, for which they pay me quite handsomely.
- Sounds like ethically questionable work for morally questionable clients.
It's fine and good to be high and mighty like your father, but honestly, is that really how you want to wind up? Depending on pensions, Social Security? That's not you, Danny.
You wouldn't be working for me if it were.
Do you even understand what you did wrong back there? I lost.
You made the same mistake there at the table that you're making here now.
You're like a goddamned dog with a bone.
Like that stuff with Sophia's body and burrowing into the Miller case, looking through my office at night.
What are you looking for? What are you trying to do? There are questions I still want answers to about this case.
That's where you're going wrong.
That's the difference between a good lawyer and a professional.
I never ask a question to which I do not need the answer.
Simply put, I worry about you.
You could've gotten into some real trouble tonight if I hadn't been there.
You know, I'm happy to help out.
I want to take care of this for you, but I worry if you keep going on the way you are now, what's going to happen when I'm not there? You've already got one father.
That's plenty.
No more lectures tonight.
I'll go get your money.
Thank you.
Can I come in? Anna.
What is going on with you? - Nothing.
I'm fine.
You're clearly not fine.
I am.
I appreciate you stopping by to check on me.
I'm fine.
I hope you know whatever you say to me will stay between us.
I want that, but it's just that I'm under a lot of pressure at home.
And it's just frustrating being here.
Yeah, I get it.
Would you stay here for a while? Of course.
Where the hell have you been? I fucked up.
- With what? What do you mean? With just everything.
Pritchard Fucking asshole.
Where are you now? - He took me to a game.
I lost big, Dad.
I lost big.
I know I shouldn't have, and I owe somebody money.
A lot of money.
And And Pritchard and Nora Okay, just sit tight.
I'm coming to get you.
Where are you? - I don't I don't even know.
Can you see a street sign? Hey, Danny, listen, just keep your head.
It's going to be all right.
I'm on my way.
Everything's going to be all right.
Just wait there.
These things have a way of working themselves out Dad? Dad? Dad?