Shut Eye s02e09 Episode Script

Vérité

1 Previously on "Shut Eye" I'm here to keep you honest.
Are you gonna build someone better? - I am.
- Make me believe.
I'm gonna build someone better! That's what I want to hear! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] You're right to be angry with me.
Was last night a tune-up for the machine? Yours and mine.
I don't want to hurt my wife.
The receiver and the microphone.
So all you need to do is talk into it right before you go out and mingle.
You next? [LAUGHS] Cowboy, cowb - It's a Western.
- Yes.
[LAUGHS] - She's cool.
- She is.
Good night.
So when's Dad coming back? I don't know.
[SNICKERS] Who you texting with? Pretty sure you need a warrant for info like that.
Simza and I are aware of your appeals to rejoin the family.
I'll reach out to Josip and make a formal request.
I need a solid earner to get my corporation back on track.
And I have a house full of kids who need a father.
There is someone who fits both fuckin' bills.
This is pretty unusual.
[LAUGHS] Fuckin' A, Big Jim.
[GOLDROOM'S "SILHOUETTE" PLAYS] Come and get this.
Without you, I'm a silhouette [CLICKING TONGUE] No, no.
Wait.
Wait.
Wait.
The key is only flip 'em once.
Otherwise, they go dry.
Okay.
[SPATULA SCRAPING] [CHUCKLES] [GROANS] - Dad! - Hey, baby! Hey, you want cheese on yours? - Yeah.
And no pink.
- No pink? What have these Rankos been teaching you, huh? I don't want to know if it was once an animal.
Hey, animals eat animals.
It's the circle of life.
Survival of the fittest.
Hakuna Matata.
Only the strongest survive, LaLa Dad! [SCREAMS] [BOTH LAUGH] [SHOUTING IN DISTANCE] Without you, I'm a silhouette [SIGHS] [CLASP SNAPS] [GIPSY'S "BENGA BEATING" PLAYS] Benga more zajímá Kdy ten bengál zacíná Uz áno, ano, oh, ano Thanks.
- Sun man more devleha - Hey, sorry, Ma.
- Cannonball! - Aaah! Zacni u vína, nebud dilina Nalad si Radio Ciga-Aladina Na vlnách frekvence raz dva Zapnete bedny, napalte svetla Still writing poetry? Dad Hey, uh Simza knows you've been texting other boys.
I'm not texting other boys.
It's just Nick.
Nick Haverford? We go to the same school now.
Listen, honey.
We got to be on our best behavior for a while.
I'm not doing anything wrong.
We're just friends.
But you're married.
Tony moved back into his old room.
And I'm staying in LaLa's.
We're not together.
[KIDS SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY] Sal Barikano, ano, oh, ano Oh, oh, oh, oh The Council is watching us.
Okay? Waiting for us to screw up.
Which means you need to cool it with your new "friend" until things settle down.
We got to play nice.
Understand? That's my girl.
Love ya, baby.
A chyby, ty máme my I vy Tak neres a delej pohyby V rytmu cernym bílym, barevnym Kámo, co já vím, tohle uz neresím - Who would have thought - Mm-hmm.
a few months ago that we'd be here? [CHILDREN GIGGLING] What is this? The Council asked for a status report on White T's assets.
- Huh.
- Mm-hmm.
And what is the status? Who the fuck knows.
They're testing me.
I can't make heads or tails of this shit.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, sun man more devleha All right, everybody! Out of the pool! Time to eat! Go Rankos! Fonso.
Can you make sense of any of this? Uh These are wire transfers to shadow companies.
White Tony had his fingers in a lot of pies.
- What is it? - Huh? Dzjo, rukama házou, buchta, cápek You know, we should have lunch.
This can wait.
It's the first meal we have with the family after a long time.
Come on.
You get out of the pool.
Come on.
Kámo, co já vím, tohle uz neresím Caje, caje, more, more Kaj romale? Kaj Cavale? Hey.
I, um wanted to say thank you for uh you know, doing right by my girls, being there for them.
It means a lot.
Well, there's something I haven't told you.
What is it? You look good.
[GROANS] [SPLASH] [SPLASH] [BLOWING] [KNOCKS ON DOOR] [CLEARS THROAT] Entré Ma? Um Expecting someone.
What is it? There is something we need to discuss.
What? That I'm a piece of shit? That I fucked up? I fucked up.
I was backed in a corner a corner of your making, I should say what you've done to me, what you've done to White Tony.
What are you talking about? I told them about you.
Told who? The FBI.
They have been building a RICO case against the families for years.
What did you promise them? I promised them you.
But now you're back in the family, and I see you with the girls.
I can't do this.
I can't go through with this.
But I was given no choice.
You really hate me that much? You do this to your own son to your own family? I was trying to protect my family.
By handing me over to the Feds? [BREATHING SHAKILY] You've protected no one.
And you've destroyed everything.
Fuck! It was my understanding that his name is Gordon.
Yes, his name was Gordon, but he went by "Gord.
" Not everyone uses their legal name.
We need a way of narrowing it down.
I don't know what you are complaining about.
I thought you were great tonight.
- What's this? - Oh, great.
Just in time.
Open it! How did you find this? It took a lot of digging.
I Googled "creepy-ass doll," and this was the first thing that came up.
"Murphy" I didn't know that was his name, let alone he was a man of mystery.
He certainly lived up to his hype.
It sounded like he was important to you.
Linda would say that you're feeding my delusion.
I'm feeding your curiosity, which is something you cannot have enough of in this business.
Besides, you've worked hard.
I thought you deserved a little something in recognition.
I really appreciate it.
This This is - This is great.
- [LAUGHS] Good night, Charlie.
Keep him tucked away somewhere safe.
We do not want him suffering the same fate as the last one.
[DOOR CLOSES] Murphy, man of mystery.
Careful with that.
Do you mind taping these up? Thanks.
Hey, stranger.
Are we moving out? Or is someone moving in? Cleaning out the parlor.
You're away more than you're here, and I can't run two shops, so I figured I'd turn this into a proper guest room.
Hosting parties and reorganizing the house You're turning into a regular Martha Stewart.
"Build someone better", right? Ah.
I see what you did there.
You okay? Yeah, I'm just tired.
Hey! Don't worry.
I'm not gonna throw it away.
Most of it's going to the other shop.
The rest we put in storage.
You know what? Come to think of it, we can toss most of this stuff.
That's very evolved of you.
I guess Maggie's a good influence after all.
- How was Vancouver? - Good.
People are really nice.
They apologize for absolutely no reason.
I think it's their national past time.
So where's my souvenir? Not even a shirt with a moose on it.
Sorry.
I'll make it up to you.
Hey, where's Nick? In his room.
Pouting.
Did you take away his phone or his PlayStation? His phone.
He's on that thing day and night.
Thought you were gonna have a chat with him.
- Is he still texting Drina? - Mm.
- What do you think is going on? - All signs point to a crush.
Fantastic.
And what's he to her? A distraction.
We just got out from under the thumb of that family.
We can't fuck that up.
This has to stop.
I'll talk to him.
Something in a dream that I can't let go How do you guys not have high blood pressure? 80% of our diet is sodium.
We'll cook dinner for you tomorrow night.
Your mom and I have been really busy with work lately, which in the long run, is actually good for you.
Not if I die first.
Maybe I'll go vegan for a while.
Since when do you eat vegetables? Red meat is bad for you.
It increases cholesterol and increases inflammation.
And just wreaks havoc on those little micro for your gut.
Where'd you hear that? By my pillow A health seminar at school.
Listen, buddy.
We need to talk about your texting.
Come on, Dad.
Not you, too.
You need to knock it off.
And whatever this thing you have going on with Fonso's daughter - Look, th-there's no thing.
Okay? - I just feel bad for her.
- [CELLPHONE BUZZES] That's all.
[SIGHS] Go ahead.
I'm gonna be right back.
Yeah, what's up? How is that fair? You pay the mortgage, then you can be the judge of what's fair.
I helped you out at the shop.
Yes, you did, and I appreciate that, but that doesn't make you an equal partner around here.
- Come on, Mom.
- Right now? My phone I promise I won't do anything stupid.
Okay? Please.
Drifting in the middle [LAUGHS] Famous last words.
[SIGHS] You are not going to believe this.
You're staying for dinner? Some big tech company in Silicon Valley is having their annual retreat next month.
- Thank you.
- And Maggie thinks that's a tremendous opportunity.
And the CEO wants to hear our pitch - first thing tomorrow morning.
- [CELLPHONE CHIMES] Tomorrow morning.
- You haven't even unpacked.
- I know.
- Flight's tonight at 9:00.
- [SIGHS] You know, I'm gonna pass.
I'll just pass.
No.
You can't.
For you, dear Uh, at least you got it back.
Yeah, after two days.
Parents suck.
Tell me about it.
What's it like having your dad back? Weird.
You're not gonna believe this, but I swear I saw him and Simza flirting.
What? - [LAUGHS] - No way.
Isn't that, like, illegal or something? Yeah.
Maybe.
I don't I don't know.
What? What's wrong? We have to break up.
Fake break up.
You know what I mean.
We can't hang out anymore.
Why? Did something happen? Tony saw some of our messages.
Guess he kind of lost it.
Oh, shit.
Yeah, and now my dad is here, looking over my shoulder every two seconds.
This sucks.
You're, like, the only friend I have.
Yeah.
Same.
I mean, you're mine.
My friend.
I I wouldn't be friends with myself.
- [CHUCKLES] - Gosh, you're so dumb.
[LAUGHS] Drina, let me in! It's my room, too! I-I got to go.
- Okay, I'll see you around.
- Yeah.
Okay.
- Okay.
bye.
- Bye.
[BEEPS] [SIGHS] [DOOR OPENS] [SIGHS] Sorry about this.
I was hoping to stay a while.
You all right? What'd you call it? An itch? The thing I had with Gina.
Is that all it is you and Maggie? You scratching an itch? I mean, I get it.
She's a beautiful woman.
Smart as fuck.
Gone out of her way to help you.
To help us.
[VEHICLE APPROACHING] I'm gonna tell you the same thing that you told me.
Don't get emotionally involved.
You don't want to miss your flight.
[DOOR OPENS] [DOOR CLOSES] [SIGHS] [KNOCKS ON DOOR] You're like a hermit up in here.
What are you up to? Unpacking.
Well, you fuckin' suck at it.
You know, you surprise me, Fonso.
You've been here for days now, and you have yet to do anything, um indecent.
[SIGHS] I'm here for my girls.
Just for your girls? [SIGHS] What's wrong? Our kids are married.
Like you give a shit about that.
Maybe you were right.
What you said to me at the cemetery.
What? About us? Everywhere I go, people get hurt.
[SIGHS] My family deserves better.
You deserve better.
Where the hell is this coming from? Hmm? We should stay away from each other.
It's best for everybody.
[DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] Pick a card.
Any card.
Oh, I don't think I'm the right person for this.
The last time I decorated anything myself it was the Christmas tree in my dorm room.
- Come on.
- [SIGHS EMPHATICALLY] Oh, before I forget.
I figured after your scare, you could use something to calm the nerves.
So blue agate represents serenity and healing.
Thank you.
- I prefer bourbon, myself.
- [CHUCKLING] Me, too.
But, hopefully, this will tide me over.
Hm.
So where do I put this? Above your bed.
The energy will wash over you while you sleep.
You know, this might be a good color for the room.
Huh.
I was looking at the blues.
But I think red could be fun, too.
Hm.
Well, whatever you do with this room, you should put a crib in the corner so I can drop the baby off when I need to sleep.
I kind of miss having a little one around.
[LAUGHS] At least you know what to do with one.
I am flying completely blind here.
I mean Paz is a great friend but He doesn't know what he's doing.
[SIGHS] There's just only so much I feel I can ask of him.
Well, during my pregnancy, Charlie was working all the time.
It was hard.
I felt so alone.
I used to think that I'd be better off like that by myself.
But now I just think that's something lonely people tell themselves.
You know, honestly, I have no idea how I'm gonna get through this.
[SIGHS] Orange marmalade.
No.
Nope.
No.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER] [TELEPHONE RINGING IN DISTANCE] There's a new trend of companies here bringing in external consultants to work with our clients and our team members.
We're excited to have you here.
[CLEARS THROAT] The proposal that I sent over earlier offers a more detailed look at our strategy for changing the culture in your company.
Suffice to say, it is designed to be malleable depending on your needs.
It is an approach that has proved very successful elsewhere.
And we are confident that it will work well here, as well.
Yeah.
That's right.
Um, and we can adapt to whatever you need.
[EXHALES DEEPLY] So these are the objects you've brought in.
That obvious? I don't need special powers to ID a mama's boy.
[LAUGHTER] I'm surprised and touched you'd even let me hold this.
I doubt it's even left its case very much.
The MLB logo makes it a game ball.
There's a scuff, but there's no signature.
Was it a foul ball? Yes, it was.
But you weren't even at the game.
- No.
- That's too bad.
It was a good one, I heard.
Perfect games are rare.
Only one by a Giants pitcher.
Holy shit.
Is that right? Matt Cain, back in 2012.
- Now you - Oh! We don't need to give away all our goods.
Always leave them wanting more, right? Oh, come on.
I bet his colleagues would love to hear about his ex-girlfriend.
You're no longer together, are you? No.
But you kept this as a remembrance.
She left that at my place.
She broke it off.
You miss her.
But you're gonna win her back.
She, uh She passed away.
About a year ago.
[GROANS SOFTLY] I-I'm sorry.
Uh I'm sorry.
- What the hell was that? - What do you expect? I'm not used to this all these quick turnarounds.
- I'm exhausted.
- Don't give me that shit.
We had the research.
You're the one that went off-book in there.
- Don't sabotage this, Charlie.
- I'm not sabotaging it.
Word gets around like wildfire in companies like this.
As difficult as it was for me to get us in there today, it will be twice as hard tomorrow.
I get it.
I get it.
We are on the precipice of something here.
I know you can feel that.
You're just scared.
They don't need someone like me.
Maybe they're better off with someone like Paz.
Maybe Maybe you're better off.
Oh, for fuck's sake.
Is it so hard for you to drop this shit, just for an hour? Your wife, your family.
You don't think I have someone? It's fucking hard, but I bury it.
I put it to one side for the sake of the work, for the sake of what we are trying to achieve.
Take an earlier flight back.
I still have business up here and a retreat this weekend.
Go home to your family, Charlie.
[SQUEAK, WATER DRAINING] [DOOR OPENS] Mm.
Mm.
I thought you were gonna be in here all night.
You know me.
I always do my worst thinking in the shower.
I've been doing some thinking of my own.
Oh.
Let's get away this weekend.
Monterey, Carmel Take pictures of the sea lions.
Get drunk on local wine.
Sounds amazing.
But I can't just pick up and leave town.
Tell him it's a reunion.
Your old friends from the Club.
He knows I don't talk to those girls anymore.
Next weekend? I can't.
Will you ever? I have responsibilities.
What about your responsibility to me? And this thing that you started.
It isn't just some infatuation.
It's more than that.
I don't know what it is.
But if you're asking me to leave my family - He doesn't make you happy.
He's my partner.
I'm your lover.
You got to figure out what means more to you.
You can't have it both ways.
Maybe that's the problem.
Maybe I want both.
[SIGHS] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] Hi.
This is my son, Kevin.
First time.
Very excited to be here.
Where's my dad? He's not with you? We just got here ourselves.
[DOOR CLOSES] What's the matter with you? - Ahh.
Nothing.
- Something happened.
Tell me, maybe I can help you.
There's no point.
Everything's fucked.
[BOTTLE CAP CLATTERS] "Men are like steel.
When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
" Bruce Lee.
Chuck Norris.
Come on.
Talk to me.
I dropped my guard for one second.
Allowed myself to be happy, and the universe just clobbered me.
Give me that.
Now, you listen to me.
We got a good thing going here.
I can't have you losing your shit.
Now, I don't know what's going on, but you better get it together.
[SCOFFS] Pbthh.
This is what's gonna happen.
You're gonna go home, and you're gonna take a shower.
You're gonna put on some new clothes, and you're gonna man the fuck up.
[SIGHS] Come on.
Come on.
There you go.
Thank you.
Okay.
[SNIFFLES] Oww! The fuck was that? - Break it up.
It's okay.
- Ow! Break it up.
It's okay.
Everybody be calm.
It's not my fault he fell for it.
- What happened? - She cheated! I didn't cheat! I feinted.
He thought I was gonna go high, but I went low.
She kicked him in the nuts.
I wonder where she got that from.
- [LAUGHS] - All right, Mateo, shake it off.
We were learning about fighting styles.
I'm an offensive fighter.
I trick them before they can trick me.
- It's called bathing.
- [LAUGHS] Honey, I think you mean the word "baiting.
" Yeah.
Hey.
I ever tell you you're a genius? All the time.
Excellent.
Jun-Bi! Jun-Bi! [POLICE SIRENS WAIL IN DISTANCE] Hey.
You alone? Hey.
Yeah.
My mom's in a reading right now.
What are you doing here? Just wanted to give you something.
Did you write this? I'm sorry about Claudette.
You were right.
She wasn't being honest.
- [DOOR CLOSES] - Thank you so much.
That was wonderful.
I appreciate you opening my eyes.
And I'll see you next week.
Are you okay, honey? You look like you have a fever.
I think the AC's broken in here.
I'm gonna go pick up some paint for the parlor.
Do you mind if Nora comes over for dinner? Yeah.
Why not.
Why don't you finish this up.
I'll be back in an hour.
[DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] [INHALES DEEPLY] Thanks, man.
Who's the game? I feel the beat call your name I hold you close in victory I don't want to tame your animal style You won't be caged In the call of the wild Shooting at the walls of heartache Bang, bang - I am the warrior - I've got moves.
- Come here.
- No! Well, I am the warrior And heart to heart, you'll win If you survive - You've never heard this song? - No.
Then I have failed you as a mother.
That's a pretty low bar you set.
The warrior - I am the warrior - Hey! - Hey, Dad.
- Hey! [MUSIC STOPS] We thought you weren't gonna be back until tomorrow.
I decided to come back early.
So you went with yellow.
They say it evokes feelings of warmth and optimism.
What do you think? I think it looks great.
Hi, Charlie.
How was your trip to San Francisco? Foggy and cold.
I'm exhausted, so I'm gonna just hit the hay a little early tonight, okay? Are you sure? We were about to sit down to dinner.
[SIGHING] Yeah, I'm sure.
Nick.
Go get cleaned up.
- Okay.
- I should go.
- No.
- Yeah.
- I feel like I'm in the way.
- Oh, don't be silly.
I'm sure Charlie would rather just spend time with the family.
It's fine.
I- I I'll call you, okay? [CLEARS THROAT] [DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] Mouth dry.
I'm awake.
My heartbeat travels from chest to ears.
Where is she? That laugh was hers.
That laugh was here.
But I am alone.
Rich colors, soft textures.
Where is she? I greet my eyes in the reflection, overwhelmed with dread.
I look for her inside.
My eyes quiver as I force them closed.
Please send me back to our memories.
Back to where I can be with you.
[CELLPHONE VIBRATING] [CELLPHONE CHIMES] [GROANS] Mm.
Hey, uh, I-it's me.
I know it's super-early, but can you guys come over? It's an emergency.
Charlie.
Get up.
- [DOOR CLOSES] - [TALKING INDISTINCTLY] He came in through the back gate and woke me up.
He's got a cut on his hand, but he won't let me get near it.
He's totally out of sorts, talking to himself.
- And he's asking for you.
- Me? Yeah.
That's why I called, because he said he needed you.
[SOUND DISTORTS] [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] Paz.
Paz? [SOUND RETURNS] Charlie! Hold on.
Everything's all right.
Everything's gonna be fine.
No, no, you don't understand.
You don't understand.
[VOICE BREAKING] I've lost it.
My connection to the universe has been severed.
[SOBS] I hear nothing.
Only the noise! It's gone.
It's gone for good! - What's gone? What's gone? - [SOBS] Charlie, you have to help me, okay? Listen, with your visions, you can you can communicate for me and find out what I did wrong.
You haven't done anything wrong.
I did! I must have.
I don't know.
Something's not right.
I feel like I let her down.
That's what happened I let her down.
Who are you talking about? Who's her? See? This is how it was before I had the clarity, right? This is how it was before.
The voices in my head They're all just talking all at once.
I can't make them out.
[STAMMERS] Now I'm back there again.
I just lost the clarity.
All right.
Listen to me.
- It's gone.
- Listen to me.
I'm gonna help you find some clarity.
[SOBS] [RINGING] [CELLPHONE RINGS] Hey.
I didn't expect to hear from you.
- What's the trigger word? - What? The trigger word.
That's how you do it, right? You hypnotize him.
You feed him all the information.
He thinks it's his gift.
Charlie, what's going on? He's having some kind of episode.
Claims the universe has stopped talking to him.
And, apparently, the universe is a she? This is my fault.
I haven't worked with him for weeks.
Because you've been working with me.
Yes.
[SIGHS] Well, he needs his fix.
Tell me the word or do I have to guess? Vérité.
- It's French.
- French.
I know it.
What are you gonna do? I'm gonna give him the help he needs.
[BREATHING HEAVILY] [CELLPHONE BEEPS] [SOBS] [WHISPERS] Vérité.
[SIGHS] I'm not feeling quite myself.
- I wonder if you can help me? - Of course.
Of course.
Okay, I'm gonna take you someplace safe, okay? Oh, my retreat! This weekend.
Uh, let's not focus on that right now, Paz.
I can't let my seekers down.
They need my guidance.
I don't want you worrying about that.
- You'll do it.
- What? Charlie, please.
Take over the retreat.
They need help as much as I do.
I can't.
Maggie will be there.
She'll talk you through it.
Let's get you checked out.
I think that's a good idea.
Homemade muffins.
Made them myself.
I've got an extra if you want to try one.
I'm watching my waist.
Forgive my rudeness.
Alfonso Marks.
My mother told me where to find you.
I hope that's okay.
What else did she tell you? That you've been looking for me.
Or looking into me, I should say.
You're here to turn yourself in.
[LAUGHS] I'm just a guy who owns a strip mall.
I'm not that interesting.
But I've seen some things know some things that might be.
I've got a feeling, Foster, that you and I are gonna be great friends.
Well, that depends, Mr.
Marks.
There are a lot of rules involved in being my friend.
And it usually requires making a few new enemies.
I got plenty of those.
What's a few more.
[LOCK DISENGAGES, KEYS JINGLE] [DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] Dad.
Hey.
I thought you left for the retreat? I-I stopped by the hospital first.
What the hell are you doing home from school? We just had a half day.
Some administrative holiday.
Nick, come on.
You know better than to try to lie to me.
Dad, I was gonna fail.
- Fail what? - A science test.
I- I just I didn't study hard enough.
Uh I was helping Mom out at the shop.
That's not the real reason.
It's your texting.
You're not studying hard enough.
- Got it? - Got it.
Now, I'm gonna be gone till Sunday.
You gonna be okay? Yeah.
Yeah.
I- I-I'm I'm 16, Dad.
Exactly.
I know I haven't been home that much, but I'm gonna make it up to you.
How about we go to Six Flags next weekend? Yeah.
Yeah, cool.
Here.
When I come home, I don't want to see empty pizza boxes all over the place.
Why don't you take your mom somewhere nice, okay? Okay? Okay.
Call me if you need anything.
[DOOR CLOSES] [SIGHS] [CHUCKLES] I thought he was gonna come in here for a second.
Yeah.
He's got, like, 20 things on his mind right now, so none of them are me.
I know the feeling.
[LAUGHS] So, I, uh, have to be back in front of the school by 2:30.
Sharon's picking me up.
So, uh What do you want to do? It's like every time there's a choice to be made, I make the wrong one.
Maybe I need someone in my head telling me what to think telling me what to say.
- You already do.
- Ohh! [TIRES SCREECH] I'm not talking about me I'm talking about Maggie.
Isn't that how your little trick works? She's literally in your ear.
What the hell are you doing here? Just hitching a ride to the retreat with your buddy here.
By the way, why does he get the front seat? He doesn't even talk.
- Come on.
- [CHUCKLES] You were just talking about how much you missed us.
Wait.
You're a vision.
Or maybe a fantasy.
I'd ask why Murphy was here, but then, your interests have been quite progressive lately.
How's it feel to be the one with a side chick, Charlie? What do you want? That's not remotely the right question, but we'll get to that.
You may want to pay a little more attention to the road.
Oh! [TIRES SCREECH] [GEARBOX SHIFTS] [SOFTLY] Linda? Linda.
[GASPS] [GROANS] [CROW CAWING]