Tales (2017) s01e06 Episode Script

99 Problems

1 You just see them thrown in, thrown in.
I said, "please don't be too nice.
" Don't be too nice.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Law and order are the pillars of our civilization, ensuring the very structure of our democracy.
Without it, we'd merely be beasts in the wild.
MAN: At its founding, our state-funded university enacted a policy to ensure law and order on its campus.
It stipulates that there should be no gatherings of crowds in its public areas.
It saddens me to say that today that policy was violated, in the most offensive and unlawful way.
Because of that, by unanimous decision, our city council has passed an ordinance declaring that all members, participants, and supporters of the so-called Black Lives Matter movement shall be declared domestic terrorists.
And, so, it begins.
Brothers, sisters, we are officially considered "domestic terrorists.
I am not sorry that I laugh at that, but I think that's just a little funny, 'cause I didn't know that a domestic terrorist was someone who educated their community.
Because, actually, regardless of what they're saying, that's what you do here.
That's what I'm talking about.
So, if that is the new definition, then so be it.
Y'all get ready for the goons and the dogs.
Hey! Hey! Hey! No! Here's the thing.
Shit just got real.
Move! Move! It's like my man Stokely Carmichael said, the scared [BLANK.]
, they're dead.
I ain't scared.
- Are you scared? - CROWD: No! - Are you scared? - CROWD: No! I'm serious, pack this shit up and let's go! WOMAN: Let's do this! Hey, Ashley, I need you to clear all computers.
Yo! Yo! Yo! SWAT is here, y'all! SWAT is here! CROWD: [MIXED COMMENTS.]
Okay, don't worry about that.
I got it.
I got it.
I took care of it.
Get outta here, man.
Get outta here.
Y'all gotta go.
OFFICER: Get down on the ground! Get on the ground! Hand up! Hands up! Nobody move! Everybody, hands on the ground! Freeze! Freeze! Don't move! Don't move! You're under arrest! We're cuffin' 'em up! We're cuffin' 'em up! MAN: Come on, let's go this way.
Come on, come on, come on.
- Who you hittin' up? - Rashida at National.
She has to know what's going on, right? What could you possibly be smiling about right now? I'm sorry, you just look really sexy right now.
Really, Miles? - I'm sorry.
Look, had I known I had to be like a political dissident just to get with you, I'll sign up for everything, baby.
Oh, shit! What? Rashida just sent me an article that says the ordinance is unconstitutional.
Okay, like I'm not a pre-law major, but that sounds about right to me.
No, but it goes on to say that until it gets through to the courts, he can do whatever he wants until then.
Honestly, we should just go to City Hall and trash this shit.
Hey, hey, think about that.
If we do that, it's gonna give him more support, and that's gonna have us end up in jail.
Oh, Rashida just said we need to go underground.
- Underground? - Yeah, there's an address.
Hold it.
I mean, this is like for real, for real? You're still trying to do this? - If you're with me, yeah.
- I mean, I can't say no, if you're looking at me like that.
Honest to God, I can't read you.
MAN: Okay, let's clear it out.
Yeah, we'll be ready for 'em.
Just bring 'em in.
Are you sure this is the right place? Um yeah, I think that's it right there.
She told me to ask for some guy named Blue.
Blue? Okay, Boo, don't be scared of your people.
I'm not scared, I'm just I'm trying to protect my woman.
Let's go.
Uh, hi.
We're we're looking for Blue.
Who that? Uh, Blue.
We're supposed to be meeting him here.
Ain't no Blue around here.
Who are you? Hey, look, man, we're not looking for no trouble.
- Rashida sent y'all? - Yeah.
You're Blue? Were you followed? I don't think so.
Think? Think? Get in here.
Let's go.
MAYOR ON TV: We are ready to release the names of the Welcome to The Pentagon.
Former college students - Germaine Ruby and Miles Battle - BLUE: Look who's on TV.
have chosen to squander their great educational opportunity in favor of criminal activity.
We will catch these terrorists, and they will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
An all-points bulletin has been issued, and I have been assured that they will be apprehended very soon.
That's all we have for now.
Thank you very much.
What's with the "former student" thing? BLUE: You thought after all of that, y'all were just gonna rock a cap and gown in May? - [CELL PHONE BUZZING.]
- Shit, it's my mother.
No, no, no, you can't answer that.
Our phones might be tapped.
Or worse.
Look, I know it's hard, but my mom's been blowin' my phone up since we slipped outta that back door.
It's like she knew.
She knew what? I'm I'm sorry? BLUE: What did she know? My mom knows what I'm about.
I don't.
What are you about? Don't leave me hangin'.
I'm about ending violence against Black people.
That's what I'm about.
Now I don't mean to disrespect you, but those are our names on that TV.
We're the ones standing on the front lines raising awareness of of of the injustices perpetuated by law enforcement, backed up by these bullshit institutions that tell us that that they're formed to protect its citizens.
Well, I'm a citizen, and for some reason, the color of my skin means that I'm not worth whatever it is they say that they're going to provide.
That is what we're about.
And y'all got kicked outta school because of that? We didn't have a choice.
Somebody had to do something.
What? We're supposed to take the the crumbs that the White man was givin' us? Nah, bro.
Not me.
You in college, Dawg? I'm in college.
I'm a history major.
You were a history major.
Oh, we don't need him.
Let's go.
Where are we supposed to go? You leave don't come back.
Now you forget you ever been to this place.
It's your choice.
What's it gonna be? So, here's the deal.
Everything you need is in the room in the back.
You don't leave this apartment until I get the word to do so.
And you do everything I tell you to do, then everything'll be Gucci.
We good? The room? BLUE: The room's around the corner in the back on the left side.
That your girl? Yeah, most days.
My job is to protect you two.
And I always do my job.
Just know it might get a little funky.
You feel me? Yeah, I feel you.
I know you ain't asleep already, little girl.
What? My parents.
Literally everything they've done was for me not to be considered a fugitive from justice on national television.
You're such a pretty fugitive, though.
Hey, hey "We saw wrong and we tried to right it.
"We saw suffering and we tried to heal it.
We saw war and we tried to stop it.
" - Ted Kennedy.
- Hell, yeah.
Over his brother's dead body in 1968.
And it's almost been, what, 50 years, and we're still fighting the same fight? I know that your parents are worried.
I do.
But I know that they are damn proud of you.
I promise.
Baby, we are making a difference doin' it together.
And I wouldn't wanna do this with anybody else.
Me, neither.
MILES: I hope you're using a proxy, baby.
GERMAINE: Of course, I am.
Baby, you gotta see this.
They're saying we're "un-American.
" "Go back to Africa.
" "Go to hell"? [SCOFFS.]
I can't believe this.
Hey, hey, hey, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on.
It's not goin' anywhere.
And you lookin' at it's not gonna help.
I'm just saying, like there's nobody out there talking on our behalf.
It's literally just Crest.
We can't just sit here.
We have to do something.
Look, let's just relax and and watch a movie.
Really, Miles? [LAUGHS.]
Oh, all we did was break one school rule and they're sitting here gunning for us on CNN.
So, no, sorry, we cannot Netflix and chill.
Look, we can't text, I can't we can't call nobody.
We can't do nothin'.
Look, it's just like it was freshman year, right? - Oh? Oh, freshman year? - It's just me and you.
Actually, the way I remember that, was you were chasing everything that had a skirt on it.
Actually, now that I think about it, it wasn't just freshman year, though.
It was also sophomore year.
And junior year.
- Nobody want your kisses.
You're not saying anything 'cause you know I'm right.
All right, all right, all right.
- I chased one skirt.
- One? Get out! Right.
- I'm a player, okay? - Want me to name names? FEMALE REPORTER: Some describe Battle as a college lothario who seduces young co-eds with a passion for activism.
We are also getting reports, that have not yet been confirmed, that he's wanted on an alleged sexual assault of a sophomore at Wake Forest University.
Wake Forest? Yo, baby, I've never even been to Wake Forest.
Along with Battle is Germaine Ruby, daughter of imprisoned domestic terrorist Walter Ruby.
Now Walter Ruby is serving life in a federal facility for his role in the University of Texas bombing back in 1983.
According to police, he was responding to the school's alleged ties with South African companies during the Apartheid era.
Angela Ruby, the former student's mother, could not be reached for comment.
Shit! I need to go online.
Okay, whoa, whoa, whoa! Look, you said no mom calls, right? So we will get a message to Rashida, I promise.
But we cannot make any phone calls.
I need a minute right now.
- I need you to trust me.
- Miles, I need a minute.
Miles, I said I need a minute! Can you please just go! I need a minute! MAN ON TV: I doubt that reconciliation is in the near future Miles, leave! Just leave! Just walk out! figure out how it will effect changes.
Where you think you're goin'? I just need some air, man.
The AC's on.
Sit down.
Look, man, I just need some fresh air.
You open that door, you're gonna need more than fresh air.
Now sit the hell down.
I got word from National.
Courier wanted to come over and check on you two, but I vetted that.
Why'd you do that? Hell, y'all ain't the only one risking something.
Look, look, I'm gonna accomplish now, all right? If they pick me up, they're gonna throw the book at my Black ass.
You got a lotta nerve.
You know, you've only been here five minutes, and and What? What? You all pissed because you ain't graduatin'.
And now you need [GASPING FOR AIR.]
You need some air? Gimme a break.
Now, look, I didn't mean to I'm just Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Look, look, look, I get it.
I know y'all got something to say.
All right? But y'all not no Jay Z.
You ain't no Kendrick Lamar.
You're just some kids.
Yo, this is bigger than it's bigger than you.
It's bigger than her, it's bigger than all of us.
That's all I'm saying.
All right, so, um so, what's up with this, uh, this, like this courier thing? Courier wants you to meet them at City Park at 2:00 o'clock.
You'll get more instructions then.
So, what's up with your girl? Is she ready for this? Yeah, she's ready.
She's just She's just freaked out by the news, you know? It's your job to be strong for her.
Protect her.
You wanna die for her.
Sacrifice everything.
Chivalry and shit.
Remember that.
MILES: Who are we lookin' for? GERMAINE: I have no idea.
Some woman with a red bag.
I'm happy we're out, but this is crazy.
- Wait.
- What? I I think that's her.
I'm supposed to sit and say, "when and where?" Honestly, they didn't discuss it with me.
I'm not really with it.
Yeah, I'm not exactly for it either, but what other option do we have? When and where? [SIGHING.]
Come on now.
This is stupid.
When and where? I enter.
Good job, young lady.
Uh, so you are the courier we're supposed to be meeting? I am who you need for me to be.
Now National has instructed me to tell you guys to hide in plain sight and don't bring any attention to yourselves.
Yeah, for how long? Until someone gets back in touch.
This is uncharted territory, sis.
They have to figure out what to do with you guys.
But they did say if you get caught they have lawyers in place to defend you.
Which to like defend us? Like we we go to jail, though? Yes, possibly, and don't look at me.
Tie your shoe or do something.
Do you know if they talked to my mom? No.
Okay, no, as in you don't know, or, no, as in, no, they haven't talked to her? - No, you cannot call her.
- You know that, right? Ma'am, I don't think you understand They are watching everyone right now.
- Miles, I - Oh, God - Just do what she said.
- I'm tying my shoe right now.
If we go to jail, Miles, I have to be without you, and I can't do this without you.
I'm not gonna leave you.
Baby, I got you.
Trust me.
Aw, you two are in love.
That's sweet.
Love? Mm-hm.
No, no.
Okay, keep telling yourself that, you know? But admitting it is the first step.
Now you two know what you got yourselves into.
You think you're the first Black people that are in this situation? I don't think so.
Freedom does not come free.
MILES: I get that, Miss, but like, I'm trying to figure out if we'll ever be free, like for real.
That is the question, my young brother.
But I'm gonna say a special prayer for the two of you, okay? I'm sorry, what? And, um here, everything you need to know is written on every page.
I exit.
She's gotta be kidding me.
What? There's nothing in here.
- It doesn't say anything? - No.
There's gotta me something for us.
Yo, why'd she hit us with like all those metaphors and shit? [LAUGHING.]
I guess it's just me, you and Frederick Douglass.
MILES: I'm tired of walking.
- GERMAINE: Yeah, but - I'm hungry, babe.
- Yeah, me, too, but - MILES: [HEAVY SIGH.]
Right now we don't have time for that.
- MILES: I just want a home cooked meal.
- I get that.
Hey, wait, how much cash do you have on you? [SIGHS.]
I don't know, like 80 bucks.
- Why? What's up? - 'Cause I have $60.
I've we're gonna get crushed, we've gotta go dark.
No footprint at all.
No communication, no credit cards.
Shit, no phones.
Uh, you can have my credit cards.
You're not takin' my phone.
- Uh, excuse me? - They can catch us on GPS.
Give me your phone.
Okay, and if we need to communicate with somebody, - how are we gonna do that? - We will use my proxy.
Let go.
We've gotta find a new place to hide out.
Why can't we just go back to the safe house with Blue? Because that's not fair to Blue.
Blue has risked his life for us, so that's not fair to him.
And I risked my life, too.
Where are we gonna go? We just went rogue.
You've gotta understand that.
Think, Miles.
Okay, all right, cool, cool.
So, where are we supposed to hide? Where do you wanna go, huh? Where are we going? What did the courier say to us? In plain sight.
Let's go.
- GERMAINE: Run! Oh, my God, we're innocent! [SIREN WAILING.]
MILES: That door is open.
There's a place right there.
MILES: Go here! Go here! BOTH: [PANTING.]
WOMAN: Unh-unh! Unh-unh! Hell, no! Don't come runnin' through my shit.
Take that shit back outside.
Ma'am, please, the police are chasing us.
What y'all do? Nothing.
We're just We've gotta hide.
Come on, now, people who did nothing ain't gotta hide, baby.
You did something.
Tangie, that's them kids from college, them kids from Black Lives Matter.
They're tryin' to do the right thing.
Tangie, you gotta help 'em out.
Officers! Some fools just ran through my shop.
I was just about to call you.
All right.
Show us where they went.
They came in and ran right through, like straight out the back door like a minute ago.
Right out there.
Unit 21.
Suspect has escaped on West Avenue.
Requesting assistance to set up a perimeter.
Thank you, ma'am, you've been very helpful.
Yeah, no problem.
Thank thank you.
Thank you.
Least I could do.
Y'all do such a fine job and all.
Get your civil rights asses up, before your Black lives don't matter.
- Thank you so much.
- You're welcome.
All right, ladies, what y'all looking at? Party's over.
Let's get to work.
I got bills to pay.
Let's go, bitches.
Hey, Miles, come look at this.
So, I asked Rashida to reach out to all our people to find something, anything, that could help on Crest, and she just got this video texted to her anonymously.
- You said that to him? - MEN: [LAUGHING.]
- Oh, my God.
- Yeah.
Oh, my God.
Well, yeah, I guess that is the same guy who came and had the balls to talk to me about Affirmative Action.
Well, you know, I do, actually, I do support diversity.
I'm always on the lookout for one that's well-bred, educated-lookin' and makes something of himself.
I'm tellin' ya, I scooped that one up, gave him a title and a parkin' space, - and call him my monkey.
No, I'm tellin' you.
He hooked that up and that ambitious monkey will stab his mama in the back before long.
- I've seen it.
It's ugly.
But, no, I got me a good one.
My boy Benning, he's a good one.
I'm telling you, when I look at Benning and say "jump," - he says, "how high?" - MEN: [LAUGHING.]
- I'll tell you what, man.
Those people, they just love to be famous.
Well, here's to our monkeys, everybody.
MAYOR: There we go.
Ah! We just got him! What the heck? Shit! Oh, I feel like I can breathe.
Oh, shit, baby.
- Oh - [LAUGHING.]
My God We've got his ass! We've got him! Rashida just said the anonymous source has more.
What the heck? More? Baby, we can just use this and nail him.
Who sent this? Somebody who hates him, obviously.
Rashida says that the anonymous source wants to meet us.
City Park, uh, by the by the bridge, one hour.
We should go.
I can't believe we did it.
- Hey? - Yeah? You know, we can graduate.
We can graduate.
We can graduate, man! [LAUGHING.]
All right, let's go.
- Do we have everything? - Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
- Ready? - Yeah.
Hey? Yeah? Let's finish this thing out, all right? Yeah.
Let's go.
MILES: Let's finish this video.
MAN: Walk behind me.
But not too close.
Oh, you work for him.
I've seen you before on TV.
Yeah, I did work for him.
I just quit.
I mean, technically, I still work for him, but in my heart, I just quit.
Look, I have emails for you.
Um what emails? Of his racist and low-down bullshit.
If you knew that about him, why'd you start working for him in the first place? Because I thought maybe I could do more on the inside than from the outside.
I was wrong.
They could be recording us right now.
- We've gotta go.
- The video.
The video.
I know you heard what he said about me on that video.
The video? Wait, wait, wait, are you that's you? Yeah, that was me.
A friend of mine was a server at that party.
I had him record bits of footage because I knew once that asshole got some liquor in his system, all that truth'd start pourin' out.
Okay, so, I believe you.
So, when do we get these emails? Now that's gonna take a little bit of time.
Time? I'm sorry, but does it look like we have time to you? Because we don't.
Here's the thing look, why are you helpin' us right now? Because I'm a Black man in America.
And this bullshit can't happen here again.
Now look, I get it.
You don't need to trust me.
But I'm risking my life by standing here before you.
No, we could be SWAT could come and get us right now.
No, I have to trust you, just like you have to trust me.
I need help clearing my conscience.
Now give me a day to gather all the emails, and meet me back here tomorrow night in the same spot.
Now in the meantime, the Mayor's having a private dinner tonight at the Midtown Hotel.
You need to find a way to get in there and record it.
Won't there be media there? No, it don't work that way.
It's closed off.
Big donors which means he'll be very comfortable, tipsy, and a loose tongue.
It'll definitely be worth your while.
- MILES: You trust him? I mean, we don't have an option.
I just don't know how we're gonna get in there.
Tell Rashida that we need server outfits and we need a bunch of GoPro cameras, all right? All right.
I'll do that.
- Let's get outta here.
WOMAN: They had that Black president for at least eight years.
I mean, if he couldn't correct their problems in all that time, then tough luck.
They oughta just go on back to Africa.
I hear you can get a good heart there for cheap.
WOMAN: If you're worried about increases in private prisons, just stop doing the crimes.
Then we'll stop building the prisons.
- MAYOR: Hello, everybody.
Oh, good to see everybody.
Thank you.
Thank you.
I've gotta be honest with you, if I'd have known you guys cleaned up this good, I'd have called you in a whole lot sooner.
You all look fantastic.
Thank you so much.
Thank you for being here.
Well we live in a different time, my friends.
But I believe we have an opportunity to reset the balance.
I believe that we have a moment to set a new pace for our great nation.
- We are live right now, and this bitch is goin' down.
MAYOR: Say what you want about the Constitution.
But our Founding Fathers didn't concern themselves with diversity, or political correctness.
That's not my opinion.
That's the truth.
- We got him.
And say what you want about freedom of speech, and freedom of this, and freedom of that.
But, hey, the Founding Fathers didn't even abolish slavery in the Constitution.
History tells us that every once in a while we have to cast a net and we have to grab those who would seek to disrupt the status quo.
We got him.
I expect that other cities and other towns will follow suit with what we've done when they see how successful we've been.
And before you know it, this Black Lives Matter terror organization won't matter to anyone at all.
MAYOR: Thank you! Thank you all very much! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, everybody.
Thank you very much.
Thank you.
What? What's happening? MAYOR: I'm very sorry, my friends.
GERMAINE: We've gotta go.
It seems our little gathering has become very popular on social media.
So, please excuse me while I go deal with that.
Um, the bar's still open.
- Come on! Come on! - MILES: Get off me! No! No! No! No! No! No! Get off of her! [RAP MUSIC.]
Hell's not good enough for him! [RAP MUSIC CONTINUES.]
Will you love me Baby, love me Darlin', I've waited For your love Will you love me Baby, love me Darlin', I need you Need you to love me Love me through the night Through the night Ooh, when you touch me Baby, touch me Darlin', I've waited For your touch When you touch me Baby, baby, please touch me Darlin', need you Need you touch When you touch me through the night Oh, baby Will you hold me Baby, will you hold me Oh, oh, I need you Need you to hold me Baby, would you hold me Would you hold me Darlin', I need you I need you to love me I need you to love me through the night Oh oh oh oh I need you to love me through the night [RAIN SPATTERING.]
You know, when we get cleared, I'm just I'm going on vacation.
Somewhere hot.
What? Cancun? I want sexier.
Bali? Now you're talkin'.
Somewhere on a beach, man with a drink.
An umbrella in it and some gummy bears.
You know what? I'm with that.
I want that.
Yeah, me, too.
It's a good show.
You should be so proud of Oh, my God! [GASPING.]
- Good job - GERMAINE: [GASPS.]
young revolutionaries.
We've gotta go Mexico, Canada, somewhere.
Now you get it.
Welcome to the club that includes Assata Shakur, Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis, and many, many more who knew that even when you're free, you ain't free.
That's right, and that's why we have to continue to fight.
And Benning is the best example.
He sent those personal emails to DOJ this morning, CNN, The Times, The Post.
It's everywhere.
It's public and it's over.
Y'all saw the emails? And videos.
Crest was hangin' with some alt-right individuals, some White supremacist militias.
You know, that's what's in our government, and that's why we can't get ahead.
It's a mess.
All right, so, what do we do now? What happens now is we wait till tomorrow morning when Mayor Crest has a very interesting day.
You're worried about Benning, huh? Benning knew he was playing with fire.
But he did it anyway, and that's what I call a hero.
If you're gonna die, die for a cause worth dying for.
Well done.
Fight the power.
WOMAN: Young and beautiful.
BLUE: Mm-hm.
- No justice, no peace! - No justice, no peace! - Christopher Crest.
- That's Mayor Crest.
Not anymore.
I'm with the Department of Justice.
I've got a warrant for your arrest on multiple counts of money laundering.
You've gotta be kiddin' me.
Absolutely not.
Sir, you have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law.
This is outrageous! You have the right to an attorney.
If you can't afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.
Do you understand your rights? MAYOR: Call Bob.
Let's go.
All right, get the door.
This is bullshit! Clear a path.
And you can tell that to the judge.
Mayor Crest, how do you respond to the US Attorney's allegations that you funnel funds raised by your charities to support an alt-right terrorist group? Get that fake news outta my face.
- What exactly is your - Go! connection to this group? Are you gonna release those financials? No press.
No press.
Let's go.
Let's go.
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critics" You can kiss my whole [BLANK.]
If you don't like my lyrics, you can press fast forward Got beef with radio If I don't play they show They don't play my hits Well, I don't give a [BLANK.]
, so Rap mags try and use my black [BLANK.]
So advertisers can give 'em more cash for ads, [BLANK.]

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