Tales (2017) s01e04 Episode Script

Trap Queen

1 [UNINTELLIGIBLE LYRICS] Hey, doll.
[KISSES] I'll make a check run in the morning.
Slim's guys are over there in their usual place.
You know the two guys they're talking to? WOMAN: Unh-unh.
Two minutes after I get to their table, send over Kat and Spanish Fly.
All right.
Got it.
Sweetie, bring two glasses and some ice for my guys here.
Nah, we good, Reg.
We about to be out.
One drink.
It's on me.
Hey, look, since it's on you, go ahead and make it two drinks.
I don't know how you keep all this ass in here with your girl in and outta here.
It's easy I've got the woman I love and the club I love.
Everything else don't matter.
[CHUCKLES] But check it.
When you gonna talk to Slim about lettin' Fantasy be more than a meeting spot for your deals? I mean, we already sellin' a little weed up in here.
Instead of settin' up the transactions and takin' them outside somewhere else, we could do it all here.
I'd even let you use my freaky little hidin' spot for your transactions.
[CHUCKLING] So you wanna move weight now.
I deal with solid, man 2K a week to meet connects in this funky-ass spot, whether we make money or not.
That's fair.
Slim's never shorted you, right? This is perfect.
All you know is guys come in, tip chicks, get drinks, talk shit.
It keeps you out the mix.
Innocent.
You don't wanna get involved too deep with Slim.
He takes his business seriously.
No disrespect.
I'm trying to get my hustle on, too.
All I need is product that's not Kat treat these guys nice they're friends of mine.
KAT: Okay.
I know Slim a little hot, all over the po-po radar and all that, man.
Y'all enjoy.
Kat, make it two dances.
Okay.
[TRUNK LID SLAMS] [UNINTELLIGIBLE LYRICS] Everything all right? Yeah.
It's all good.
I don't know what Slim sees in those two.
Let me know if they come back around.
Sure.
I'm going home after I close out the books for this month, though.
[KISSES] [DOOR CLOSES] [SIGHING] [BILLS FLUTTERING] [DOOR CLOSES] Mm-hm.
Hey.
Hey, baby.
How'd it go? You know.
Mmm, gimme some.
[KISSES] Mm! Mm! Mm! [LAUGHING] Oh, you smell like the club.
Well, I'll jump in the shower, if you jump in with me.
All right, well, let me put the gun away, first.
Hey, baby, where are the receipts? I have to make a bank run in the morning before my spin class.
Yeah, you know I'm bad at that.
Reggie, when you decided to take the club from Bishop, I told you if it wasn't on the up and up, I won't be able to help you.
Before you get upset Stop, because I'm already upset.
Bishop is sitting in jail for tax evasion, laundering, you name it.
You taking the club from him makes you a target, and I I don't know what I would do, if something happens to you.
Look, baby, we're gonna be good.
We're under in the club and you said we'd be out of this apartment in six months.
Maybe running a club right now that's not turning over a profit is isn't the best idea.
I ain't givin' up the club.
Nah, I gotta make this work.
Bishop was the only one that gave me a job when I got outta jail.
I owe him at least to keep on the lights.
Okay, but but it's not working.
Move on.
You can settle it, give him his money back, and, look, we can use the rest to start the life we've actually been dreaming of.
Wait, wait, wait.
You mean a lifetime of managing sweaty, naked women dancing for dollars isn't your idea of a career, though? - Stop playin'.
- [LAUGHING] I love you.
And I hate it even more that I trust you.
How much do you trust me? I trust you with my life.
Close your eyes.
Why? Trust me.
Close your eyes.
Marry me, Crystal.
Is that a no? No, no.
I mean, yes! [LAUGHING] Mm! [SQUEALS] Mm! I could never say no to you.
[SIGHING] I feel like my life just started.
Woo! Wait till I show Unique and the girls at the club! They're gonna die.
- I did good? - Yeah, you did okay.
Now, look, you mean the world to me.
I'd do anything for you.
I'm in love with you.
I love you, too.
WOMEN: [LAUGHING] I'm gonna take it to get altered, first, 'cause I can't have this rock fallin' off.
You know June weddings are my jam, so, if you need any help with the little details and the planning, you let me know.
Unique, I'm not even there yet, and I have work to do.
Crystal, you have to start planning CRYSTAL: No, no.
Later.
Don't let her get distracted from what is important.
Yo, keep us fully focused.
Look, now I'm trusting you to run this for me.
This ain't the ounces of Kush I let you move in here.
This is coke.
Coke'll get you killed.
Keep that low and we can't let Crystal know.
And keep an eye out for Slim's guys.
Discretion is key.
Nobody can know we're movin' in here.
Okay.
Come on, girls, let's make some money.
[LIGHTER FLICKS] It's my third count.
Y'all off 21K.
What's up with that? What? Count it again.
I ain't countin' shit.
You'd better go to your mama house and find that 21K, or you're gonna have a little problem with Slim.
Yo, Ty, they ain't even owin' us.
This is the first time this happen with y'all, man.
What's goin' on? What you lookin' at me like that for? You know it ain't my fault.
You know it ain't my fault.
Don't look at me.
What y'all do, drop that shit on the road or something? Let me hit that.
I don't gotta turn the count in for two days.
So, you either find the dough or you find the coke.
What B.
I.
G.
say? "Just bring back the coke or the cream or else" [IMITATES GUN FIRING] Yo, don't point your gun at me.
[SNORTING] Ooh! Girl, don't run up on me like that.
UNIQUE: [LAUGHING] I'm sorry.
I could've stabbed you with this letter opener.
You wouldn't dare.
Not to the woman who's gonna help you find the perfect wedding dress.
Unique, not right now.
Not right now.
- Why not? - I have work to do.
- All right, Boss.
- Don't call me that.
You know you like it when I call you Boss, Boss.
Unique.
Come on.
Who doesn't wanna look at wedding dresses? The Boss Lady, that's who.
I have work to do.
Okay, so, it's fine.
Watch.
If we go on here click this.
Check this shit out.
Okay, so, you pick the ones that you like, and they mail them to you so you can try them on.
Oh.
Oh, that one's kinda cute.
UNIQUE: Mm-hm.
- Oh.
- Right? A little off-the-shoulder.
Now, look, do you think you're gonna need, like, a long veil, or a short veil, or no veil? Unique, Unique.
No, I'm just excited.
I'm excited for you.
Thousand on my chest, thousand on my feet Thousand dollars on my legs Bunch of thousands in my pocket And I got the rocket That's what makes me brave Woo Don't nobody gotta know about us When you see us you'll be amazed - You got it on? - Yes.
I'm gonna put some action in the back tonight.
Some running back is having a bachelor party after we close.
- I'll be home late.
- Okay.
You just make sure you wake me up when you get home.
[KISSES] You better stop playin' before I take you in that broom closet.
[LAUGHS] That's nasty.
I feel like we're steppin' into a new season.
You'd better pack your bags, girl.
We're gonna be in that big house in no time.
As long as I'm with you.
[KISSES] - Later, baby.
- Yeah.
[LIGHTS CLICKING OFF] [ZIPPER UNZIPS] [DOOR CREAKS] Reggie, are you home? Yeah.
[ZIPPER ZIPS] Baby, why didn't you wake me up? You looked so peaceful.
Here.
Oh.
Did you wrap your arms around me today? I don't think you have.
- No? - No.
Mmm! [KISSES] - That's more like it.
- Yeah? - Mm-hm.
- [KISSES] You know the only reason I'm sleeping on that couch is 'cause I'm waiting for you to take me to bed.
- Oh, yeah? - Mm-hm.
[UNINTELLIGIBLE LYRICS] Why don't you pick up the phone [PHONE RINGING] I've been waiting for you all night long All night long Waiting for you I've been waiting [PHONE VIBRATING] Yeah? What is it? Who is it? It's Unique.
There's a water leak in the dressing room.
Go handle it, Boss.
What? Okay, I'll be right there.
Reggie, this is your club, not mine.
What's mine is yours, what's yours is mine.
You said that to me and it's been four years since I moved in here.
Besides, you're the only one that know how to duct-tape that club back together.
Go do your magic.
Well, I wouldn't have to go in there on my day off, if you would invest a little bit into the club.
Mm-hm.
Hello? Are you gonna at least run me up there? Unh-unh, yeah, sorry, I gotta check on something today.
Well, you shit.
BOTH: [LAUGHING] Great.
[SLAPS BOTTOM] - CRYSTAL: Quit it.
- [LAUGHING] UNIQUE: [LAUGHING] It could've been so much worse.
Now you sound like Reggie.
UNIQUE: [LAUGHING] Well, if we keep having these big after-hours parties like last night, we can finally invest in the club, and get this place hot.
After-hours? Yeah, some big baller had a party here or something like that? UNIQUE: [LAUGHS] CRYSTAL: So, there were no big parties? UNIQUE: Huh? CRYSTAL: Huh? Unique, I told you about selling weed in the club.
[DISTORTED MUSIC] [DISTORTED VOICES] CRYSTAL: Reggie.
I'm lookin' for him, too.
You know maybe it's about the same thing.
Now he don't seem like the type to leave somebody like you behind, though.
CRYSTAL: [GASPING] - Where he at? - He's not at the club.
Oh, we know.
But he'll be back at some point.
I want you to pass a message on for us.
- What? - Tell him we know what he did, and we want our shit back.
- What shit? - You understand? He don't have no shit.
- [TABLE SHATTERS] - CRYSTAL: [SCREAMS] See? See? You're gonna make the man mad.
Okay, queen? Go look for the money.
Go look for the don't move.
It's okay, queen.
It's okay.
Calm down.
Calm down.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Reggie is real stupid, you understand me? But you're real pretty, queen.
He owe me a lot of money, okay? All right? Stop squirming.
Stop moving.
- You're a'ight.
- Got it! Hurry up! Come on, we'll get outta here.
[GASPING] [SOBBING] [DOOR CLOSES] Ohhh [PHONE RINGING] Leave a message after the tone.
[PHONE RINGING] [PHONE CONTINUES RINGING] Leave a message after the tone.
[PHONE BEEPS] Reggie, it's Crystal.
Pick up the phone! [SOBBING] When you come back here, I won't be here.
I suggest you don't come back here.
If you can unload that kinda weight, man The club's a goldmine.
Are you sure you want both of those and not just the one you paid for? Consignment is a bitch.
I'm good.
I'll have your money by the end of the week.
A'ight, bro.
How you get 20K anyway? Taxin' the dancers on their side gigs.
Everything they do, I get a piece.
You feel me? Fo' sho'.
Be safe.
[DOOR CLOSES] Crystal! I don't know what makes me angrier the fact that you have a target on your back, or that we have nowhere to run.
We're not runnin' and I'm not in danger.
Reggie, do you expect me to believe that bullshit? You lied to me! I trusted you! - I didn't lie to you.
- Of course, you did because you said you would never keep anything from me, but you did.
So, why make me look like a fool, huh? Why didn't you up and tell me what you were doing? Look, I was trying to do this one thing for you.
This is the only way I knew how.
What? You don't know me by now? I know how much you wanna get outta our apartment.
Well, not like this where we can't go back! Where are we gonna live now, huh? Look, who you talkin' to? I'll figure this out.
This is what I do.
And Ricky and Darren and their message don't worry about that.
This is my world.
They ain't crossin' into that no more.
I'll see to that.
I was trying to protect you so you wouldn't get involved in this shit.
Yeah, well, it's too late for that.
Well, then, we're gonna have to get you a gun, so you can handle these the next time they come around.
Reggie, let's just walk away.
We have more than enough.
Crystal, enough won't last forever.
I'm scared.
[SOBBING] WOMAN: Fully furnished, four bedroom, 4.
5 baths, with all the latest appliances, including rainfall system in the showers.
A rain shower? [LAUGHING] Now I know this may be a lot for just a rental property, but there is a possibility that the owner may sell in a couple of months.
If that happens, you, of course, would receive preferential treatment.
Oh, did I mention security cameras with remote access.
The owners were a bit paranoid.
They even built a wall safe to hide all their valuables.
[QUIET LAUGH] We'll take it.
Great! [KISSES] If we're gonna do this, I need you to show me everything.
Why doesn't Unique wanna handle? If she gets caught with a lot of weight, then that's a charge.
Yeah, this shit isn't over.
I need some more work.
You wanna hold the money? I need a refill already.
I'll handle the cash.
[SAFE COMBINATION BEEPING] Look, I can't let nothing happen to you.
And now I can't stop thinking they had the nerve to step for you like that.
Now I need to know if there is a next time, you can handle it.
Can you just give me some time to sit on it? We're not compromising some things, right? Not this.
[LAUGHING] Thank you.
It's beautiful.
I really think it's beautiful, but I've got everything I need right here.
I got you.
For real.
I need you to trust that I can handle this just as long as we're together.
- CRYSTAL: Hello.
- Hey! [KISSES] Oh, you did good.
It's just a little something under the radar.
Don't want anything too flashy.
God, Reggie must've flipped about that.
Just a little bit.
Red velvet cake.
I'd like to say I made the roux icing myself, but no.
Hm.
Okay, I'ma have to bring out the good china for this.
I've been getting so many good gifts lately.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Oh, you should have a house warming party.
I don't know.
Reggie's family's scattered all over, and mine's in Maryland.
Maybe we'll do it at the wedding.
- Would you like a tour? - Mm-hm.
Well, first, darling, this is the foyer, of course.
BOTH: [LAUGHING] - It's such a nice ceiling.
- Ah! Considering where I come from, the bougie life is the way to go.
Well, they do have a house for sale up the street.
I think we should talk about me moving more weight.
If you're working the floor with me, you can keep an eye out for undercover cops, so we can talk up the customers.
How will I know if they're undercover cops? Oh, it's really obvious.
They ask a lot of questions.
Let's have them deal instead.
It's less of a risk to us, more of an incentive for them, and it'll give them the entrepreneurial spirit.
I like the way you think.
- I'll ask him.
- Good.
- Do you wanna see upstairs? - [GASPS] Yes, I do.
- The bedroom? - Yes.
BOTH: [LAUGHING] [WATER RUNNING] Do you have to go to the club tonight? I don't have to.
What's wrong? It's the first time in this new house all by myself.
You're not around and me up in my head worried about you.
Here I was thinking you be testing out that new showerhead without me.
Stop teasin'.
You're terrible.
But I mighta.
- Hm? - Mm-hm.
Yeah, I worry about you alone in this house, too.
You need to learn how to handle that gun.
Reggie I could never kill anybody.
If I had to choose a life over yours, I would not hesitate to blow their brains out.
That's exactly why I don't want you doing this anymore.
So, what do you expect me to do to keep the lights on in here, Crystal, hm? The risk has been worth the reward so far.
Look, you can do what needs to be done, too, Crystal.
If it came to it, if you practice, if you train for it, you at least have a choice.
CRYSTAL: It's heavy.
It can really kill somebody.
It'll kick back on you, too.
Don't let it throw you around, okay? Okay, Reggie, but what about Ah! Remember what I said about watching where you point that thing? Mmm! [GUNSHOT FIRES] Again.
- [GUNSHOT FIRES] - [BOTTLE SHATTERS] [GUNSHOTS FIRING] [BOTTLE SHATTERS] Yeah, face it, Crystal, you got a gangsta in you just waitin' to come out.
Baby, we need to freshen the place up a bit make it more female-friendly.
Again with your ladies' night.
Look, if I left it up to you, it'd be Crystal's Male Review.
You've got the best ideas and the worst ideas, you know that? I just wanna have a place where You can be proud of.
I know.
Which means shoving a boatload of cash back into the club.
You just wanna spend some money.
No, baby, we just need an update, something modern, sleek furniture, trendy decor.
Look, Crystal, nobody is paying attention to whether or not the wallpaper is Bentley.
Look, by year's end, this'll be under new management.
It'll be yours to do whatever you want.
You mean it'll be ours.
[KISSES] [UNINTELLIGIBLE LYRICS] Ladies We're gonna need more product after tonight.
[LAUGHS] [BILLS FLUTTERING] We'll have a larger package tomorrow.
If you wanna work outside the club, I'd be more than happy to give you something to take home.
What kinda split are we talkin' about? To be fair, let's say a 30 percent take home.
But once it leaves here, it's your responsibility.
I don't care if you get caught, arrested, but you still owe.
[LAUGHS] Deal.
UNIQUE: Let's go, girls.
We are all set for tomorrow's meet.
REGGIE: Slim's gonna wanna meet you.
CRYSTAL: Meet me? Yeah.
He knows I didn't do this on my own.
It's my club.
Six? Thank you.
For all your good work.
UNIQUE: [SIGHING] I'm really about to be a wife? You gonna try it on? Oh, come on, Unique.
Don't start crying.
You're gonna make me cry.
UNIQUE: You brought the boss dress out.
Only just you look so beautiful.
It's gonna be everything you ever dreamed of.
It better be for what I've paid for this.
Girl, you can't think about that.
It's not like you can take it to your grave.
Oh, have you planned out the color scheme and all the little details? Girl, as of right now, I'm having my bachelorette party and the wedding at Fantasy's.
- BOTH: [LAUGHING] - Why close it? - We should just keep it open.
- We're there anyway, right? BOTH: [LAUGHING] Do you like it, though? You look amazing.
Oh, I'm so excited.
[SIGHS] Oh, you're beautiful.
Thank you.
- I wanna get married.
- BOTH: [LAUGHING] CRYSTAL: What is that? UNIQUE: This is, okay, a New Orleans cake.
You're gonna love it.
Unh-unh.
Unh-unh.
You keep bringing these cakes around, I'm not gonna be able to fit into my wedding dress.
Fine.
I'll eat it.
You keep eating that cake like that, your man gonna notice a little extra somethin'-somethin' back there.
I don't think he would notice me, if I ran naked through the house.
Well, you have to tell him how you feel.
When I first met Reggie, I knew I was not gonna let him outta my sight.
So, I was like, look, this is what we're gonna do.
You're gonna take me out, and then we're gonna move in together.
- [LAUGHING] - That's so gangster.
And there was a lot of women circling around him, and I was not havin' it.
Speak of the devil.
Y'all talkin' about me? [KISSES] She told me she was very clear about how your relationship was going to transpire.
[LAUGHS] Like being picked out of a cave man line-up.
You, over here.
I thought I was gonna get clubbed over the head.
Yeah, well, we see where he at, right? Mm-hm.
Okay, you got that.
So, how'd it go with Slim? Mmm [ZIPPER UNZIPS] See for yourself.
- Holy shit.
- This is huge.
Two more in the car.
He thinks we can handle it.
We start movin' it tonight.
Yeah, well, let's go.
I'll take it in and I'll meet you there.
Perfect.
Now, look, I told Slim all about you.
Next time you're comin' in to meet him.
I don't know.
No.
No getting around it.
He has to meet the people he's doing business with.
[UNINTELLIGIBLE LYRICS] Crys, hey.
Yo, there he is.
Why don't you go and sit there? [DANCER CRASHES ON TABLE] - CROWD: [SCREAMING] - Get down! You thought we wasn't gonna find you? You thought we wasn't gonna find you? - [GUNSHOT FIRES] - WOMAN: [SCREAMS] - [GUNSHOT FIRES] - WOMAN: [SCREAMS] [GUNSHOT FIRES] - [HEAVY THUD] - CROWD: [SCREAMING] Why don't we just call that even, then.
- [GUNSHOTS FIRING] - CROWD: [SCREAMING] Oh, baby, please, don't leave me.
[SOBBING] UNIQUE: You need to read this.
It's from Slim.
Why? He wants his money.
His money? Reggie's gone and the club is shut down, and he's worried about his money.
I'm surprised he hasn't killed me yet.
As soon as he gets the money, I'm sure he will.
Please don't say that.
Why wouldn't he? Slim's a businessman, first and foremost.
You made him money, Crystal.
The club is yours.
I'm sure he's gonna want you to open it again when you're up for it.
I don't wanna go back there.
That was Reggie's club.
You know what he went through to earn that, the work that he put in.
You were there.
To throw it all away as soon as it gets going Slim knew that was gonna happen.
You don't know that.
He's the boss, so he approves everything, no? He knew that shit was gonna go down.
Then you just set up a meeting between Slim and I.
If he's so eager to talk, I'm willing to listen.
Can I trust you to set it up? Reggie would be so proud to know that you're finally taking your rightful place.
At the top of the food chain? I'll get Tyrone to get me to Slim.
Don't worry.
We're gonna get this straight.
[FOOTSTEPS RECEDING] [QUIVERY SIGH] Slim.
Crystal.
Old boy that came to your crib in here, he's been dealt with.
Business is business.
I'd like to take our partnership to the next level.
As would I.
What exactly do you have in mind? I can help you get this place set back up, some new dancers, a promoter, a new DJ.
I'll have this place lit in no time make Reggie's dreams come Don't say his name.
That's personal.
- I thought we - You thought what? That I would be forgiving.
What makes you think that? [GUNSHOTS FIRING] [HEAVY THUD] [COUGHING, SPUTTERING] Yeah, see, I needed you to feel that shit.
It's suffocating, ain't it? Good thing for you, it'll only last a few minutes.
For me, I've gotta deal with that shit for a lifetime.
[WHEEZING, GASPING] What? [SHOTGUN FIRES] [SHOTGUN FIRES] Do you know what I would pay to have Reggie back? I'ma take over all your corners, and I'm a make sure his name rings out.
I'm never gonna let anyone forget him.
[GASPING, SPUTTERING] [MUFFLED GROANING] We straight? 'Cause I gotta clean this mess up before the boys start snoopin' around.
Finish that business in the mornin'.
First order is gettin' some lights back up in here in our new club.
Thanks, partner.
Hey we got your back.
What are you gonna call the new club when it's all set up? Reggie's.
Remy Boyz Yea-ah 1738 I'm like, Hey, what's up? Hello? Seen yo' pretty ass soon as you came in the door I just wanna chill, got a sack for us to roll Married to the money, introduced her to my stove Showed her how to whip it, now she remixin' for low She my trap queen, let her hit the bando What's happening? I don't feel it.
CROWD: [APPLAUDING] I am Crystal and I'm not feelin' it now.
Welcome, welcome, welcome, to the opening night of Reggie's.
I want you to have the best night of your life, 'cause that's exactly what my baby would want.
And make sure y'all take care of my ladies.
CROWD: [APPLAUDING] DJ, what's let's go.
Baby baby I just left the mall I'm gettin' fly with my baby, yeah And I can ride with my baby I be in the kitchen cookin' pies with my baby, yeah And I can ride with my baby I just left the mall I'm gettin' fly with my baby, yeah And I can ride with my baby I be in the kitchen cookin' pies What's up? Hello? She my trap queen 'Cause all we know is bands I just might snatch up a 'Rari And buy my boo a Lamb' I might just snatch her a necklace Drop a couple on a ring She ain't wantin' for nothin' Because I got her everything It's big Zoo Wap from the bando Without dinero, I can't go Remy boys got the stamp Count up hella them bands though I love you, Reggie.
Fetty Wap I'm living fifty thousand K How I stand though If you checking for my pockets I'm like And I get high with my baby I just left the mall I'm getting fly with my baby, yeah