Southland s02e02 Episode Script

Butch and Sundance

- Season 2 Episode 02 - - Butch & Sundance - Previously on Southland Hey, Larry.
You said I could work alone until Russ gets back.
- We're not sure Russ is coming back.
- He's coming back.
Get off! Get off! Get off! Get off! Stay back! Stay back! Stay back.
We're good.
No, Sam.
Get away from me! You think I wouldn't find out? - You think I'm stupid? I hate you! - Don't run away from me! I have to stop what I'm doing, which is freaking important, by the way, and explain it to you? I'm sorry.
Back the fuck up! Do I look like her? You're beautiful, just the way she was.
I wanna find her.
- We can try.
- We can fold in your homicide.
- Hell, yeah, man.
- I mean, that's, of course, if Big Papa over here says it's okay to come run with the big dogs.
It's pharmaceuticals, right? Get out.
I just miss you.
Come on, come on.
Where'd you go? I got him 3:00.
The gas tank's leaking! Loosen your seat belt! Let's go! Officer John Cooper knows, and Ben Sherman will learn that sometimes you see things as a cop nobody should see.
I don't mind.
I'll make you some eggs, baby.
I'll grab something downtown.
Know what you could do? Go to Box Club.
We're out of toilet paper.
Can't I just go to Walgreen's? No, Tammi.
We need to be fiscally responsible now.
- We need to grow as a couple.
- Just, I got a lot of work to do.
Yeah, what? For my portfolio.
I told you, I have to finish Photoshopping my images before I take them to the printer.
Yeah, your images.
Please, this is important to me.
I'd do it, but who knows how long I'm gonna be on this stakeout? You know, I'd give my right arm just to be going to Box Club instead of sitting on my ass at a stakeout.
I need to get into a good gallery before I'm stuck out here taking care of our kid.
You'll need this.
I hear the frozen burrito dinners are fantastic.
Bye.
It's just up here on the right.
Nice digs.
Over here.
Here.
- What happened? - I don't know.
I looked out my window, and I saw Rich crawling out his door.
- We need an ambulance.
- It's on the way.
Is anyone in there? - Did you see anybody come out? - Look, I was too afraid to go in.
I think his wife might be hurt, too.
A-43.
Requesting two additional units.
- Excuse me, sir? - Man down.
Victim of an ADW.
- Can you tell us what happened? - He's in pretty bad shape.
All right, you stay with him til the paramedics arrive.
Downstairs and basement are clear.
We've got a unit clearing the yard.
All right.
- Let's get our perimeter set up.
- Roger.
We got a real mess.
We need some homicide detectives out here.
We've already radioed for an additional RA unit.
Mariella really wants you to come by and meet the baby tomorrow.
You mean my sister? What, so you're mad at me? - I'm late, okay? - Hold on a second.
Just tell me what's going on.
You were supposed to help me find my mom.
- Have you even tried? - Look, I'm sorry, all right? No excuses.
I will.
I will.
Just come early, okay? Your sister is a beauty.
This is Detective Cordero.
What do we have? Adult female downstairs.
Two younger females dead upstairs.
House is ransacked.
No sign of forced entry.
Looks like the father walked in on it.
You talked to him? No, he was out of it.
Took him over to Saint Ambrose.
He's a doctor there.
Well, let's have a look.
It's a bad one.
Concentrate on the marks on her neck.
Make sure you leave that knot intact.
The way it's tied could tell us something later down the line.
Dust over here for prints.
Looks like he had her over here at some point.
And we gotta swab these beer cans.
We got a lot of work to do here.
Get a shot here where someone stepped in blood.
Cut out that patch of rug when he's done, okay? Also get a print on all these items.
Somebody rifled her purse and tossed it.
Quiet.
Quiet.
Hello? No, this isn't Dr.
Ryerson.
May I ask who's calling? Well, that's very nice, Mrs.
Kern.
I'll be sure and pass that along.
Bye, now.
What was that? This must be Ryerson's phone.
That was one of his patients returning his call.
Mrs.
Kern, He just put in a stent, and he's been checking in on her every day since.
How is everything going out there? None of the neighbors have any video surveillance that includes the street.
We got a boy who thinks he saw a van.
He's not sure the make or the color.
You know we're okay here.
You two get going.
So, that's it? Just walk away? No cars in the field.
We gotta get back out.
Chase the radio? Get in.
She cut us a break, letting us get out of there.
This is a rough one.
Believe me, I want somebody to pay, as much as you.
The girls barely had time to get the ice cream open.
He came right on top of them.
They.
There had to be at least 2 assailants, the way those girls were killed.
They came to the house, rang the doorbell.
One of the girls answered.
Maybe they talked their way in.
Pushed their way in.
Must've been a commotion, - cause the mother came out.
- And they killed her.
And the girls.
And they looted the place, washed up and had themselves a little snack.
Half-eaten.
Must've heard the father come home.
Cause they hit him out there and dragged him in.
That'd be the time line.
It could've been a follow home from the convenience store.
Pretty woman.
Nice car.
Maybe.
What are you thinking, somebody on the inside? Pool man, the gardener? Didn't it strike you at all that the husband was the only survivor? We don't know for sure.
He's still in surgery.
In my experience, it's usually the husband, - and statistics bear that out.
- It isn't a joker who stabbed himself with a penknife to make it look good.
This guy was savagely attacked.
I know it's hard for you to wrap your mind around a father doing this, especially to his daughters, but I've seen it.
"The more you sweat here the less you'll bleed on the street.
" True that.
"We do for you what you can't do for yourself.
" - That's poetry, man.
Believe that.
- Yeah, I thought so.
Thanks.
Okay, let's pay attention, kids.
We're set up over at Trinny Day spot, Platinum Motors.
Now, we're looking for drugs, weapons, cash.
We get anything, I wanna set up a chase car about a block away.
- You handle that? We'll be on the roof.
- No problem - Cameras? - Yes! Cameras Binoculars.
We can even get an airship to fly over and do some aerial.
Good, good call.
All right? Now, let's get this guy, man.
You mind? - Take it easy, right? - Don't tell me to take it easy, okay? Come on, Sal, he didn't mean anything by it.
Don't need you to translate for me, Moretta.
Como que el sabia que Mario Ramos trabajaba por ustedes tan rapido? Lo mato el mismo día que hablamos.
El mismo día.
Quizas la rata esta aquí.
There's the Mercedes wagon.
They have no clue.
It's where kids are involved, you just can never get used to it.
There go the girls.
Entering the store.
There's the bag with the ice cream.
That guy that got out of the pickup.
What is that he's buying? Is that beer? I can't get a good look at the driver.
- He's a big one though.
- Fat man and little boy.
Wait, stop, stop it, stop it.
I think I can see the plate.
One, Edward, Four, Nine "O," eight? Let's get an APB out on this truck right away.
The address we got off the partial plate on the pickup came up dry.
Mr.
Wayne Dorff has moved, no forwarding address.
His parole officer is on his way here now with some updated information.
You rousted that poor man out of bed at 6:00 in the morning? Triple homicide last I looked.
- What's the deal with the skinny one? - He's one lucky bastard.
Wayne Dorff's prints were all over that house, but they couldn't pull one decent print on the skinny one.
They can't get a decent picture either.
This the best they could do.
The little scumbag is sleeping late.
Yeah, and that's why we'll catch him.
What's all that? Possible motive.
Ryerson's financials from public record.
He's in foreclosure on a medical building in Pasadena.
The whole country's in foreclosure.
Check what type of life insurance he has on his wife.
So what's this? I say black, you say white? Why are you trying to change subject? I thought we were solving a case.
You're just busting my balls because I'm not Russell.
- No, I'm not.
- Yes, you are.
No, I'm not! Get any sleep? I'll be all right.
Can't have a partner that's nodding off.
- Can't sleep, I'll give you Ambiens.
- I don't need any of your pills.
Those pills I take are for back pain.
And this passive-aggression bullshit of yours ain't gonna fly.
You got something to say to me, you just say it.
Got another Escalade.
And no plates.
No plates? I need the plates, bro.
Why are you telling me you got an Escalade? You got no plates.
It's like saying you cuff somebody with no cuffs.
You take over.
Hold this.
Thanks.
- You pregnant yet, Sammy? - What? You and your wife, you said you were trying, no? Yeah, we're still trying.
I know you are, you horny bastard! Keep trying! How old is she? She's young.
Young? You know what they say about the young ones.
They're fertile.
So, if you're still trying, something must be wrong.
She must not want it.
Psychological block or something going on right there.
- Gotta bust through it.
- Yeah.
Come over here for a second.
Isn't this that kid Orlando we busted last year? - Orlando? - Yeah.
Yeah, right down there.
Yes, it is.
He's on probation.
We can pop him right now for gang association.
Get him to roll.
Let's do it.
Let's do it.
- Watch your step, ladies.
- Florencia called the Ripper.
Real name Orlando, just left the building in a green Cougar.
Try to pull him over.
Call me on my cell, we're on our way.
There he is! Go! There! To the right, to the right.
All right, where are you little bastard? There he is! - There he is! Back up.
- I got it, I got it.
Hold up! All right, here we go.
- Come on, guys! God! - All right, Calm down.
How well do you know Dr.
Ryerson? He's a good surgeon.
Still, his records show that he lost an expensive malpractice suit earlier this year, - death of a ten-year-old boy.
- We've all lost patients, Detective.
Did you know Mrs.
Ryerson? And what kind of marriage did they have? Happy, I think.
He keeps asking about her.
Of course, we haven't told him anything yet.
Thanks for that.
He's still a little out of it.
Dr.
Ryerson? I'm Detective Adams, LAPD.
Hello.
I'm gonna need to ask you some questions about what happened at your house yesterday.
I don't know.
I went in the house and I don't know.
They said that somebody, hit me.
That I've had an operation.
You don't remember anything else? I think I saw my wife.
Where is she? They won't let me talk to her.
Your wife was killed.
What? She was killed in the attack at your house.
God, no, Abby.
Do you have any idea who might have done something like this? Oh, my God.
Where are the girls? Do the girls know? Your daughters were killed, too.
I'm so sorry.
Oh, God, no.
I'm sorry.
Guy shouldn't be ragging me about my sex life, it's private.
Come on, bro, He was passing the time.
Isn't this that kid, Orlando, we busted last year? Stop! Stop running, Orlando! You okay? What was that? Was that a gun? - No, ese.
- Did you just throw a gun, Orlando? No, ese.
Hey, Lydia.
Hold up.
- Maybe you were right about this guy.
- Who? Ryerson.
The guy was beaten to within an inch of his life, Russell.
And you should have seen him when I told him about his wife and kids.
They weren't even supposed to be there.
They were supposed to be in Big Bear with family and friends, but the trip was canceled cause someone got the flu.
Well, first of all, I'm not Russell.
Sorry.
But we need to check the parents from the malpractice suit.
Could be revenge for the death of their son.
Maybe, but what you said about the girls were supposed to be gone doesn't that strike you? Of course, I know how it sounds.
What is this? I say black and you say white? Touché.
But what would you say if I told you that the doctor might have known Wayne Dorff? - How? - Because that's what I found out digging through the doctor's phone records.
- Calls to Wayne Dorff? - No, but calls to the rehab center on La Mirada.
Town of 9.
8 million that's some coincidence.
He's one of our doctors.
Been coming here two saturdays a month the four years I've been director.
Did Doctor Ryerson have any dealings with one of your clients, Wayne Dorff? Don't tell me Dorff had something to do with this.
Did they know each other? He had a terrible staph infection, and the doctor cured him.
Big, fat slob.
He was always hitting the doctor up for a 20, and that's the thanks he gets? We actually wanna talk to one of Mr.
Dorff's associates.
A skinny guy, five-eight, Caucasian.
Danny Sutton.
Bad news.
We used to call them Sylvester and Tweety Bird.
I'm sure it was Danny got Wayne using again.
Thanks.
If we have any more questions, we'll give you a call? Sure.
Thank you.
So, they saw the Armani suits, the cash, the Mercedes, and decided to go for the big score, and it all went bad.
The mounting financial debt, insurance I still say he could have hired Dumb and Dumber to do the wife in.
I'm not ruling anybody out.
Either way, they knew where he lived, so it wasn't a follow home.
Let's run Sutton's priors and get some units out looking for him.
Hey, look, about before, I didn't mean to insult you.
I already forgot about it.
Cooper.
We're on our way.
- What's up? - Watch commander.
We're gonna do a follow-up for the detectives on the triple homicide.
Look, I can't talk right now.
I'll be there.
I promise.
That was my sister.
She's hell-bent on fixing me up.
Get laid, get drunk.
- Try and forget about this crap.
- Yeah.
- Do you need any help with that? - I'm great.
I'm good.
Awesome.
Right there.
Right there, right? All you gotta do is give us a little information, bro.
No way.
Big mistake, Orlando.
So you trust this Gil guy? Yeah, man.
I trust him.
Why shouldn't I? I don't know.
Sal hates him.
Sal hates everybody.
How does Mercedes feel about the baby? Not too good, man.
She's mad at me.
I promised her I'd help her find her mom, but I got too busy with Valentina, you know? Tell us about Trinny Day, we'll cut you loose.
- No way.
- What? No way.
How about you, bro? Sure you're ready for a baby? It's pretty brutal.
What have we got there? - So, you want that lawyer? - Yeah.
Big mistake, vato.
- May I see your Box Club Card, please? - Yeah.
Sorry.
Are you Samuel Bryant? I'm Tammi Bryant.
I'm sorry, I can't accept his card.
I am Mrs.
Samuel Bryant.
- You need to have your own card.
- What? - Why? - Because those are the rules.
But you can get one at customer service.
I have waited in line a really long time.
- It's $50 to join.
- I don't have $50.
- We accept American Express.
- This is ridiculous.
Lady, why don't you go get a new card! No, this is how they get you.
Why can't I just use my husband's card? Come on, this is BS.
- Please.
- Ma'am, please don't swear at me.
Swearing? You call that swearing? I will scorch the cilia off your ear, little you little Box Store toady.
- Hector, we need a restock over here.
- No, that is not gonna happen.
We need to put all these items back on the shelves.
Don't touch my stuff! What this is mine.
- Give me - Guard! This is ridiculous.
- You're gonna have to leave now.
- Don't touch me.
My husband is a detective on the Los Angeles police force! Hey, man.
Hey, you mind, pal? This don't work too good if they look up and see a freaking police car.
How is it going? Great.
So, what have we got? A little hot in here.
That's an understatement.
All right.
Let's see what the children are up to.
That guy you chased down with the gun still not talking? He lawyered up.
He's scared shitless of Trinny.
What? Nate, come here.
What's your daughter doing here? That's too bad.
Let's check out some of the neighbors.
See if anyone knows anything.
- That's them.
- What? That's them.
Let's go.
Grab the plate.
- How do you know? - I know.
Three Tom Henry Ocean Three Tom Henry Ocean.
Go.
A-43.
Show us in pursuit of a green Toyota Tercel, license plate: Three, Tom, Henry, Ocean, Four, Seven, Nine.
Northbound, east of Vermont, on 40th.
Right.
Come on, where'd you go? Where'd you go? Got him.
I got him 3 o'clock.
The gas tank's leaking! - Loosen your seat belt.
- Let's go! Let's go! I wanna clear something up.
I'm not an addict.
I'm not one of these people like your mother's friends up there in Beverly Hills with their ennui and their Vicodin and their white wine.
- I have an on-duty back injury.
- You don't have to explain.
That pain medication allows me to stay on the streets or I lose my field certification.
If I can't be out there, you might as well put a bullet in my head.
I'll put a bullet in your head.
Man, we got everything guacamole, salsa, tamales.
Excuse me.
How are you guys? Eat, everybody, eat.
Mariella spent all day working on these tamales.
- There's so much food.
Please eat up.
- They're so great.
She's been so good.
Such a good girl.
She's my little princess.
Oh, my God, she's so beautiful.
- Can I hold her? - Yes, of course.
Just be careful.
She has her daddy's eyes, right? You're late.
Where were you? Nowhere.
- Where were you? - With Lola, okay? What's the matter with you? Give me my daughter, please.
Come on.
Tammi.
In here.
Been sitting in a hot van all day.
We only busted one guy.
What a waste.
I'm pissed.
Sorry.
Nice.
There's no toilet paper?! Hang on a sec.
Here.
- What's this? - I went to Walgreens.
Why? Come on, I asked you to do one thing.
Why? No, I'm serious.
I'm owed an explanation.
I had a horrible day.
I don't wanna talk about it.
Dr.
Ryerson? Detective Adams.
How are you doing? They keep telling me how lucky I am to be alive.
I came to tell you we caught the men that did this.
It's not gonna bring your family back, I know, but at least we know they won't do this to anybody else.
You did? You caught them? This afternoon.
I'm sorry, I need to take this call.
- Yeah? - It's him, it's the father.
- What do you mean? - I'm at Danny Sutton's sister's place and everything is here, the girls' laptop, everything but also, and this is gonna blow your mind we found a wallet-sized photo of the wife.
- Yeah? - And on the back we pulled off the doctor's thumbprint.
And remember those phone calls on Ryerson's cell I couldn't I.
D.
? I now have the prepaid cell they went to.
Well, that's wonderful.
I will let the doctor know.
I'm here with him now.
Sure, I'll give him your condolences.
I already have the uniforms on their way.
So, these men, did they say anything? What are you doing? You're under arrest.
- What are you talking about? - For the murder of your family.
This is crazy.
Get these off me.
Somebody help me.
Nurse! He's all yours.
- Make sure I get my cuffs back.
- You got it.
Hey, sis.
Okay, they're still parking.
Ben, you are going to love Lilla.
Is that sake? She's really cute, she's smart.
Her dad's some hotshot entertainment lawyer, but I swear you would never know it.
And Ward and Olivia are coming, too.
I know, I'm sorry.
I just couldn't get out of it.
Okay? And here they come.
Don't worry, I put my money in the meter.
You parked valet.
This is Lilla Greenberg.
- My big brother.
- Lilla, Ben Sherman.
- Nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you.
So I ordered a bunch of sashimi for everybody.
I got some robata coming for the guys.
No raw salmon, though.
They took a 20-foot worm out of an agent from UTA.
So it's bullshit cause I heard it was an agent at Paradigm a woman, but, that's how those things get started.
Totally.
So, I heard you were a police officer.
Yeah, we got, we got Wyatt Earp here.
He got in a big old shoot-out the other day, right? You guys don't even know, do you? Ben is the first person to make it to the triple murder in Hancock Park.
God, that's awful! The mom and her two daughters? Really, Ben? That was you? TMZ said it looked like Manson in there, right? It was pretty bad.
My mother said the girls were raped before they were killed? How did they kill them? The newspapers, they didn't say anything.
That looks great.
- Right here.
Look at all that.
- I am gonna need some more ginger.
- Thank you.
- Arigato.
Okay, so, what, you just walk in there and they're all just lying there dead? - Maybe he doesn't wanna talk about it.
- But really, were they, like, tortured? Olivia, being raped is torture.
No, but you hear that they do all this awful stuff - like cigarette burns - You know what? I I'm sorry, it's been a long day.
It was really nice to meet you.
Remember you were wondering how the convenience store fit in? I think it was just one of those things.
The killers go to the house at the agreed time, but instead of being alone, the wife's got the girls and they're going somewhere.
So they think "What the hell?" And they follow them.
"Maybe she'll drop the kids someplace and we can murder her when she gets back home.
" They go to the convenience store, they get a good look, and they're thinking they might have hit the trifecta, so they follow them back to the house and they kill them and then they kill him, too, because at that point they have to.
Probably.
Probably Is that good? It's good.
Oh, my God, Mommy, help! - It's me.
It's me.
- What are you doing?! - What does it look like? - I don't know! I'm crawling through an unlocked window.
How many times do I have to tell you? You almost gave me a heart attack! It's better than being raped and murdered, right? - Jesus, you've gotta be kidding me.
- What are you doing? He crawled through my window! - It was wide open.
- You're crazy! He's nuts, Mom.
I don't care if you kill yourself smoking.
That window stays locked at all times.
Do it again, young lady, and you're grounded.
You hear me? Put the gun away, for crying out loud.
You know, it goes against my business instinct, - but you might have a drug problem - Just get out of here.