StartUp (2016) s02e06 Episode Script


1 DAMON: Yo! Get that nigga off you, Touie! RACHELLE: Shut up! Stop it! (INDISTINCT SHOUTING) - (GUNSHOT) - (GIRL SCREAMS) RONALD: Touie ain't here no more 'cause of him.
- Kill him.
- You're broken.
STELLA: Did you come here to recruit me? IZZY: I just need a cryptographer.
- You're a fucking user, Izzy.
- Stella.
- What the hell is this? - That's the offer from Monica.
I got an idea.
About the cipher.
How to steal it.
It's corporate espionage.
What took them so long? ALEX: What are you gonna do with her? VERA: She's just fixing what she broke.
- Phil? - Yeah? - You can go.
- Sure.
ALEX: Whatever you're gonna do, I wasn't here.
We're in.
I'm gonna finish the network patch in Greenwich.
We're done here.
Easy, easy.
- Don't touch me.
- Shut up.
- Hands.
- All right, all right.
Hands! I'm calling this off.
We're all going home.
Calm down.
RASK: I need you to lay your weapon on the ground.
Hands on your head.
GAVRIL: Now you're arresting us? RASK: You're not leaving me much choice.
(GRUNTING) Tell whoever's in that car to get out now.
GAVRIL: I thought it was set? RASK: Why have you still got the gun in your hand, Gavril? No, listen to me.
Listen to me.
GAVRIL: Does Vera know you're doing this? Huh? - You know - RASK: This isn't Vera.
This is my call.
Now tell him! Get out of the goddamn car now! - (BRANCHES CRACK) - Hey! (GUNFIRE) (PANTING) Oh, shit.
(EXHALES) Goddamn.
Goddamn it.
Goddamn it.
- Untie me.
- Untie me.
- I can't move.
- Phil, untie me.
Untie me.
- Wait.
- Phil! - I got a knife.
- I got a knife.
- Untie me.
(MUTTERS) There we go, okay.
- Untie me.
- Okay.
Izzy - What? - Pull the car over.
- Phil.
- Mm-hmm? I'm gonna take you to a hospital.
Izzy, you gotta pull over.
- No.
- Izzy, you gotta pull over.
- What what Why? - You can't take me to the hospital.
If you take me to the hospital, the cops will get involved.
If the cops get involved, you might as well tell Vera where you are.
Okay? I got this.
You pull over.
You get out.
You just gotta run, Izzy.
- No.
- You've gotta run.
- No! No! - I can do this, okay? - What are you gonna do? - I'm gonna drive to the hospital.
I will drive myself to the hospital.
You get out.
(RASK GROANS) Izzy, pull over.
I'm gonna drive.
(SHOUTING): Izzy, pull over! - Pull over now.
- Okay.
- Pull over.
- Okay, okay, okay.
- Okay, okay, okay.
- Okay, okay.
Iz Isabelle I can drive the car.
(GROANS) I need you to go.
Hey, I, um I had a box put on hold for me.
- What's your name? - Michelle.
(CELL PHONE RINGS) Hello? Izzy? Slow down! You wanna get pulled over by the cops? - Maybe.
- I need your phone.
I think that would be a very good idea.
We should go to the police.
We can't! That's what he said.
- No cops! - You trust him all of a sudden? Yes! Yes, he just saved my life, Nick! - If we go to the cops - Goddamn it.
Goddamn it.
We were supposed to have gotten away from this.
What do you want from me? I want you to have not done it.
You shouldn't have done it.
Well, I did it! I did it, and it was me in the swamp! Not you! - It's my problem! - No, it's not! - Not yours! - It's all our problems.
It's mine! It's Ronald's.
It's his family's.
It's all of ours.
Take me to the police.
If that's gonna fix this, if that'll make you feel safe, we can say goodbye to ArakNet.
God! Fuck! Son of a bitch! - Are we cool? - Where am I taking you? I need your phone! (CELL PHONE RINGS) - Izzy, where the fuck are you? - Yo! Yo.
I I Meet me in Little Haiti.
Pack up all our shit.
The dry-erase boards, erase everything.
Get everything, put it in the car, - and go! - What happened to you? You went totally off the grid! I was watching you, and then the phone turned off.
Rance! Are you not listening to me?! - Go! - Okay, then.
Drop me a pin, Queen.
Shit! Okay.
Okay! Okay.
Got you.
- Ronald.
I don't remember - (SPEAKING CREOLE) Moi pas comprendre.
Okay, but I don't know.
It's, uh Dacey! Dacey, Dacey! It's Ronald Dacey! - Ronald Dacey? - Exactly! (SPEAKING CREOLE) Okay, what does that mean? (SPEAKING CREOLE) - (CREOLE) means? - (SPEAKING CREOLE) Rance? Izzy? Thank you! I couldn't find you! What's on your legs? Is that is that blood? Rance, get inside.
- Okay.
- Go.
- Go.
Go! - Wait.
Is that is that blood on your pants? - Izzy? - Yes! - Izzy? Okay.
- Rance, yes, it's blood.
- Izzy, wha - Okay? We're in really deep shit.
- Did you get everything? - Why do you have blood on your pants? - Nick, why does she have blood on her pants? - I'm talking to you! - Did you get everything? - Yes, I got everything! - Did you wipe the whiteboards? - Yes, I wiped the whiteboards.
I took down the papers.
- I took everything - Okay, okay, okay! Did it work? Did what work? The cipher, the Trojan horse.
Yeah! Duh! It's me.
Of course it worked.
That's good, that's good.
Okay, I need you I need you to go.
- I need you Listen.
- Tell me.
Just just Queen.
- Queen, please.
- No, no, no, no.
- Just - Listen to me! I will call you.
I promise.
Just go back to Ybor City and lay low.
- Okay.
- Please.
- Okay.
- Okay.
Jesus Christ.
Clean yourself up.
(JET ENGINES WHINING) Mom? Dad? DENISE: Alex? Alex! (GASPING) - Honey! (LAUGHING) - Surprise! Hey! Oh! What a surprise! Yeah, it's still the same.
For sure.
I still keep meaning to update it.
Make it a real guest room.
It's perfect.
This is a real nice surprise.
Anyway, um it's good to have you.
(SIGHS) (KNOCKING) RONALD: Iz? Izzy, can you hear me? Agent Rask? You think he made it? I don't know.
You messed up real bad this time.
RONALD: I just got off with Tam.
Got her headed back with Els.
I'm gonna send 'em away.
Someplace safe.
They gon' be coming at us hard.
IZZY: All they want is me.
- If I just leave - RONALD: No, Izzy.
They know we're your team.
Meaning, if you come at them we come at them.
And now they're coming after us.
And the cops ain't gonna help neither.
This shit gonna play out on the street level.
Not necessarily.
RONALD: No, no, no.
Just trust me.
Two of their boys murdered.
They ain't gonna sit on this but for more than a second.
I know.
And of course, they're very, very pissed off, and it makes a lot of sense, they should be.
But I think there's a way to fix this where nobody gets hurt.
They started Guizer to help bolster GenCoin.
'Cause the dark net is still their biggest market, right? Well, if we take away that demand If we if the three of us if ArakNet becomes that demand - Then they need us.
- Yeah, then they need us.
- It's too late.
- Why? Why is it too late? Because they're already winning, Nick.
But you do have their cipher, right? - That dumb plan worked? - Yes, I do.
Okay, great.
That'll buy us a little time, right? Okay, right.
It'll buy us a little time.
But we still need a team, and we still need cash.
Well, Wes Chandler's in.
So, by the way, while you were committing corporate espionage and getting kidnapped, I closed that deal.
You're welcome.
We just have to make it to a place where they need us more alive than dead.
Right now we need to focus on being not dead.
Fine by me.
I got some calls to make.
(NICK SIGHS) Daddy, you ain't coming with us? Nah, baby girl.
Daddy got some work to do.
What kind of work? Grown-folk work, baby girl.
ELSIE: Okay.
Don't worry.
I'll come visit you real quick.
Come on.
Give Daddy a hug.
All right.
Get in there, baby girl.
Just put your seatbelt on.
I'm gonna clear things up, all right? Yep.
Tell your sister I said hello.
Or what's left of 'em.
Ain't nothing more important to me than those two girls drove up out of here.
My boy.
This ArakNet shit.
It started with him.
I know.
(SIGHS) So I'm gonna see it through.
I'm gonna see it through.
'Cause that's all I have right here.
But if you fuck up like that again, Izzy If you fuck up like that ever again (PHONE VIBRATES, BEEPS) Yeah? How many? All right.
Let him through.
Go stash yourself in Elsie's closet.
You and Nick both.
Come on.
You lost, bruh? Where's Isabelle? I ain't seen her.
How 'bout you invite me in? Have a cup of coffee.
We drink, we talk.
I'd rather not.
We forgive you for this.
Long as you give us Isabelle.
You know, I got no idea what you talking 'bout.
I'm just out here chilling.
- Just like all my friends.
- (GUNS COCK) I come back then with some of my friends.
- (GUNS COCKING) - Please do.
Please do.
(GUN COCKS) (ENGINE STARTS) (DISTANT TV PLAYING INDISTINCTLY) (ELECTRONIC MUSIC PLAYING) (SIGHS) So, this Wes dude - he gonna get us up and running? - Yeah.
And you trust him? I don't know.
I trust his money.
All right.
We gotta tell him about this, yo.
About the gun collection? Why? - Why is that? - About what we dealing with.
We gotta be up front.
Come clean.
I don't know, man.
I'm telling you, bruh, we do not want to start off on the wrong foot with this dude.
That's exactly right.
Lies, bruh.
That's that shit that'll poison us.
(SIGHS) I mean, we can't do this without him.
And hopefully we don't have to.
You really think we can keep all this from him? Lies beget lies, bruh.
That's how we sunk ourselves with GenCoin.
It's better to man up and get out in front of it.
That a new one? What? The robe? - No, I've had it.
- Mmm.
- I like it.
- Thank you.
Your phone was ringing.
Everything okay? Yeah.
Come here.
(RINGING) Hello? - STELLA: Hey.
- Hey.
Um I saw you called me.
Unless it was, like, a butt dial or something.
No, I I called.
Okay, so what's up? Yeah.
I, uh So I almost died today.
What? It was really stupid.
These Russian mobsters thought that I put a virus on their software, - so they - Whoa, wait! Someone tried to kill you? Yeah.
(SCOFFS) Izzy, what the hell are you doing out there? Like like, are you hurt? Did Are you okay? - Like what - No, I'm not.
I'm not okay.
But I'm alive.
(WHISPERS): Holy shit.
(SIGHS) I mean, all I could think about at that moment was you, and and and wanting to say sorry.
And and wanting to tell you how much I love you.
(STELLA CRIES SOFTLY) Stella? - I - Stells? I have to go.
I'm sorry.
No, wait! Don't hang up! - Don't hang up! - I'm sorry, I can't.
- Wait, wait, wait.
Listen to me.
Oh, wow, babe.
Check this out.
That craftsman came back on the market.
Oh, the, uh - one on Waverly? - Yeah! Guess it fell through.
Wow! Open house from 2-5.
We should go over there tomorrow and pounce, right? Yeah.
Let me call this guy.
Just shoot him an email or something.
(SIGHS) Run it.
- Again.
- He's not gonna bail.
- I would if I were him.
"Hi, Wes.
We're so excited to be working with you.
Huh? Oh, those guys.
Those are just Russian mobsters who will be making frequent attempts on my life while they run this company.
No big.
Where shall we sign?" Well, let's just not say it like that.
Just let me talk it out with him, all right? He's gonna bail.
- Hey.
- Hey, sorry, I'm late, man.
No problem.
Uh, Wes, this is Ronald Dacey.
Ronald! What a pleasure, man.
- Izzy Morales.
- Izzy.
Fantastic! Wow! So good to finally meet the rest of the team.
NICK: Yeah! Yeah, this is the heart and soul of ArakNet.
Hey, look, bruh, um I'm just gonna cut the bullshit.
Just gonna get right to it.
All right? You know, it's nice to meet you face-to-face.
Hopefully, we BFF some day.
But right now we got a small issue that we need to wind out for you.
- Okay.
- We need to be straight with you.
About any baggage that we bring to the table.
- Baggage? - Yeah.
Just a little bit of baggage.
No, we've got more than a little bit.
It's more than a little bit of baggage.
Again, it's just me being real with you.
'Cause honesty's what this shit's about.
All right.
(CLEARS THROAT) So, we got some competition.
I ain't worried.
Oh, no, I ain't worried 'bout their business.
- We'll smoke them.
- We got some personal issues.
Recently, things came to a head with some of their backers.
- The Kazankov family.
- Mm-hmm.
They tried to ghost your girl Isabelle right here.
WES: Tried to ghost her? Merk.
Put a girl in the dirt.
Ya feel me? Wow.
That's - That's exciting.
- No.
- I would I would say the reason - And they're still at it, bruh.
And they gonna be at this shit for some time.
They ain't gonna stop until she dead.
Or until we beat them.
So that's just us putting that shit out there.
Cards on the table.
Excuse me.
Well we're done.
- Let's just let's just give him a minute.
- He's done.
We're done.
- That's not true.
We don't know that.
- Okay.
- He's still - He's not coming back.
- He's kinda still here though.
- Hey.
I mean So let's chill out.
Let's give him I don't know what he's talking about.
Just you guys don't know him.
I think I think he might.
Drink up.
Goin' for a ride.
Babe! I went by the Waverly place.
I just think that place really has something.
Babe? I am a dead man Walking I see the light Coming It feels warm on my face But I can't tell Maybe he's gonna kill us.
They say I killed a man That's what they say But you still seem to like me Why? Babe, I couldn't hold you at night Tell you it's gonna be all right Welcome.
To what? Your new office.
I was getting ready to turn this whole thing into a resort.
Then '08 happened.
I don't know.
I mean, it's salvageable.
We'll spruce it up as we go along.
Main thing is nobody'll ever look for us here.
Nobody will ever wanna work here.
How am I supposed to hire a team? You just pay everybody a little bit more than anybody else would.
What what about infrastructure? Why don't you let me and Mara worry about that? Oh, and, um you're all gonna be living on the island with me.
Till this whole Kazankov thing blows over.
Speaking of which Hey, Ronald? May I get a word? I appreciate you being straight with me back there, my man, so I'll be straight with you.
What do you see as your role at ArakNet? Founded that shit.
- Got the user base up.
- No, no, yeah.
Of course.
Of course, but, like, look.
I got an investment in there now.
It's about to get big.
It's about to get real.
That's the plan.
Ain't that right? So how do you see yourself fitting in? What you gettin' at? I need to know can you protect my investment? Talking about Izzy.
You want me to be your nigga.
Aw, come on, man.
I didn't say that.
- Hey, but that's where you goin' though, right? - Look, look.
I did my research.
I know what you're capable of.
- I know who you're connected to - That ain't me, bruh! I ain't tryin' to do all that, man.
Come on, Wes.
You can buy your own security, man.
Nick and Izzy, they trust you.
You're all in this together.
And by the way anybody who makes his living protecting people, I don't trust.
'Cause there's always somebody coming around with more money.
Now, my dough's in the bank.
It's ready to go.
How bad you want ArakNet? Just give it some thought.
Hold me, baby Know that I can change Look into my eyes And say my name When we leave here We won't be the same Where we're going We don't need no shame So take my hand Let's go to Kingdom Come (GUN COCKS, FIRES)