Tales (2017) s02e07 Episode Script

Mind Playing Tricks on Me

1 (GETO BOYS'S "MIND PLAYING TRICKS ON ME") At night I can't sleep I toss and turn Candles fixed in the dark Visions of bodies being burned Four walls closing in getting bigger I'm paranoid sleeping with my finger on the trigger My mother's always stressing I ain't living right But I ain't going out without a fight See every time my eyes close I start sweating And blood starts coming out my nose - It's somebody watching the Ak' - (MOANING) (FOOTFALLS) (MYSTERIOUS MAN) Face it, only the same on the way, devil.
(KISSING) (SIGHS) Damn, that was amazing.
I like, I like felt that shit in my soul.
(LAUGHING) That's not exactly the spot I was trying to hit, but I guess that's good a place as any, right? (KISSES) So, is bringing pretty girls home and having your way with them, like, your thing? (GIRL) I mean, I know this is just a hookup, I just, sometimes a girl wants to know what she's dealing with.
I thought satisfying that chocolate sweet tooth of yours is what you were dealing with.
What can I say? Guilty as charged.
Cool, so you got your agenda, and I got mine.
So I'm the first white woman you've been with.
No, not at all.
What agenda are you talking about, then? You know, I just want to have a little fun.
(SIGHS) You smoke? You only live once, right? - YOLO.
- Yes! (MATCH STRIKING) Are you hungry? (BLOWS) I could eat.
What you have in mind? My mother's world famous gumbo.
Wait, you live with your mother here? Oh, something like that.
All I know is she makes the most killer gumbo ever.
It's the best this side of Louisana.
I'll be right back, okay? (GIRL) 'Kay.
(DOOR CLICKING) (DOOR SHUTTING) Still lives here with his mom.
Now I get why black guys call their homes cribs.
(LAUGHING) (COUGHS) Come on, Rebecca, keep your shit together.
You still spinning plates on the missing Mardi Gras women.
Chief put you on this? Nuh-uh.
You do realize these women been missing longer than either one of us hair on our nuts.
You want to talk about your balls or be a cop? I'm just saying, you want to become a detective? I'm just telling ya, working these unsolvable cases ain't the way.
There's no such thing as an unsolvable case.
Tell your brother that, he's been working cold cases in Shreveport.
Or better yet, why don't you tell all these women? My brother's got nothing to do with this.
Nah, he couldn't crack this case either before he quit.
Oh, okay, sure he was.
Hey, hold on.
What? (RUSTLING) Take a look at this.
(LARRY) In all of these cases, there are written statements claiming that they last saw all of these women with a good-looking black guy in twenties or thirties.
Right before they went missing.
There's gotta be a connection.
Would you listen to yourself? So, a black guy in his twenties or thirties been snatching up white girls all these years.
(SCOFFS) I know they say black don't crack, but come on, man.
Jesus, I'm not saying it's the same guy, but a copycat situation.
Or maybe some kind of cult.
(LAUGHS) A cult? Of handsome blacks? (LAUGHS) You know, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but Louisiana is filled with black men with missiles between their legs.
You know, and some of our women, well, you know, they like that kind of thing.
It's not a flattering statistic, but it happens to be the truth.
So it doesn't bother you that women, particularly white women, go missing every year about this time? People go missing all year round.
The only difference is, during Mardi Gras, drugs and drinking are at a all-time high.
Bad shit's bound to happen.
Let me give ya a little piece of advice.
Let this go.
Unless you wanna be a beat cop all your life.
Because from where I'm standing, you keep working on this case, you're never gonna get out of that uniform.
I'm only seeing y'all.
Oh anymore.
Where's mama? Oh, of course, I'm sorry, where are my manners? Good morning, Abigail.
Good morning, Olivia.
(DAVIS) How are you feeling? Guess they're not feeling too chatty this morning, huh? (CRUNCHING) Oh, hey, baby.
Hey, mama.
(KISSES) Thank you, you can just put that anywhere.
- Let me get that.
- (BAG CRINKLING) All of that is for this evening? (CHERI) A special meal for a special day.
You ready for tonight? Yeah, I was about to to head out, but I wanted to check on you first.
Oh, I'm fine.
Did you check on Buddy? He seemed to be in his own world, (DAVIS) so I didn't wanna bother him.
This time of year is hard on him.
On all of us.
He'll be his normal self by tonight.
(BOWL SHATTERING) Well, at least someone has manners and an appetite.
- - (SHOUTING) (FESTIVE DIN) (MAN) Back that thing up, back that thing up, back that (WOMAN) Hey, handsome.
Are you out here all by yourself? As a matter of fact, I am.
Can I ask you both a question? (WOMAN) Anything.
Are you mixed? I'm actually white, Colombian.
You have a great day.
- - (CROWD CHATTERING) What can I get for you? Young man? I'm sorry, what? A drink, can I get you one? Nah, but you can do me a favor.
See that woman over there? (BARTENDER) That white girl? I want you to get her whatever she's drinking on me.
Looks like somebody likes to play in the snow.
Hello yourself.
I'm Davis.
(PHONE RINGING) Officer Wilson speaking.
Oh hey.
Of course I'm gonna be there! I'm gonna be there, all right? I'm sorry, I'm just glad you're coming home, and I Hello? (SIGHS) (SNIFFS) Can I be honest with you? Yeah, please.
When I first saw you, I thought to myself, oh, you know what? - Maybe she's Spanish or Latina? - What? No, I mean, I enjoy an occasional taco or two, but why would you think that? I just don't know a lot white women with a body like yours.
(LAUGHS) Bold.
No, I mean, I like bold.
- (DAVIS) Good.
- It's sexy.
But my curves are Italian.
Italian! Well, you know what they say about Italian women, right? You're not about to feed me some bullshit about the Moors, are you? I mean, they invaded Italy.
And they made love slaves out of all the women way back when.
So in my mind, every Italian woman has at least an ounce of African oil in her blood.
Making you, look at me, part black.
Well, I assure you, I'm 100% Italian.
The only oil in my veins is olive.
Extra virgin? Not even close.
You out here chasing the boogeyman? Or is this a good old fashioned coon hunt? - Don't start.
- What's going on with you man? Why you got such a hard on for this thing? I have my reasons.
Yeah, well any of them worth risking your badge over? Maybe all of them.
This dress in the sun, oh my God.
(CHERI) Dinner's served.
Who's that? That's my family.
(GINA) What? Your family? (CHERI) Oh hey Davis.
Who's your new friend baby? Hey mama, this is Gina.
(DAVIS) And this is my mother Cheri Gardeaux.
Hello Miss Gardeaux.
Nice to meet you.
You look too young to be his mother.
You're a doll.
I was a young mother.
It's a good thing we have great genes in the family.
Please call me Cheri.
I think I should go.
(CHERI) Oh nonsense.
We're just about to dine.
Oh my God.
You have the most magnificent eyes.
Thank my Italian mama.
Well, Miss Italy, I hope you brought your appetite.
Well actually I had a I am so sorry, I had no idea that they were gonna be here.
(GINA) Not cool.
I thought we were gonna be alone.
(DAVIS) We will have plenty of time to be alone tonight okay? But for now, have dinner with me and my family.
It'll make her happy.
We don't get a lot of visitors over here.
Besides, there's only one thing better than my mother's dinner.
Yeah? And what's that? What comes for desert.
So look, just do me this.
And I guarantee you later I'll take your breath away.
Promise? Cross my heart.
Looks like I'm staying for dinner.
Hello everyone.
Hey, who that there? Buddy, it's Davis.
And his new friend.
(SNIFFS) Fefifofum.
I smell the stench of a white girl's Buddy Gardeaux! (BUDDY LAUGHS) I'm so sorry, please forgive him.
He's just a little Oh no, don't worry about it.
My grandfather used to suffer from dementia too and he would say the craziest things.
Gina, this is my little brother Mason.
(GINA) Aww.
H, Mason.
Aren't you just a little cutie.
He can't talk.
He was born mute.
Oh, he wants to introduce you to Abigail.
(GINA) Oh, she looks so pretty.
And where's Olivia? That's the doll's twin.
You think she's hiding? She's hiding.
Enough about those dolls.
Come sit.
(KNOCKING) (LARRY) Hey, Gramps.
What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be out locking up coons? Don't start that shit with me.
I'm dropping in to make sure you're putting food in your belly.
And not just pills and whiskey.
So eat.
(LARRY) And FYI, not all black people are criminals.
(SCOFFS) How enlightened.
You know, you better toughen up.
That soft spot you got for those people gonna be the difference between being a good cop and a dead one.
(JACOB) Which is why I'm alive and he ain't.
Just like you ate my poison years ago when I took you to see it? Shut up about that nonsense.
(JACOB) You know the truth about us.
- You saw where I did it.
- Shut up! Same blood that's pumping through my veins is filling up your heart too.
Shut the hell up! She'll be here in a couple days.
She doesn't stay this time, I'm gone.
If Patrick transfers to that police department down there, oh you'll never see me again.
Aw your brother will never leave Shreveport.
You remember your promise you made to me, right boy? Yeah.
Unfortunately I remember.
Thank you so much for dinner Cheri.
It was delicious.
The stew was so good.
The taste is so unique.
Is it chicken in there? No dear.
The other white meat.
Pork? It's a recipe that's been in our family for decades now.
Well, it was delicious.
I'm glad you enjoyed it.
(CHERI) So Gina.
Tell me.
Are you particularly fond of black men, or is it just my son? Wow.
Well I don't really have a preference because I was raised to not see color.
- (CHERI) Really? - (GINA) Yeah, and as a matter of fact I have several black friends at home and I don't treat them any differently.
Like how many? Roughly.
I don't know.
I have Mark and (GINA) Dexter, he's from Jamaica.
I don't know, I don't keep count.
I was just joshing you, pumpkin.
(LAUGHTER) You crazy.
Oh, okay.
Do you mind if I use the bathroom? (LAUGHS) No, absolutely of course you can.
Mase, can you show her to the restroom please? (GINA) Thank you cutie.
(DAVIS) Just show her where it is.
(BUDDY) Liars, murderers.
Liars! Murderers! Shhh, it's okay baby.
(BUDDY SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE) (BUDDY) Liars! Murderers! Liars! Liars! (BUDDY) Liars! You must be Olivia.
So this is where you're hiding.
(GINA) I mean I don't blame you.
(BUDDY SHOUTS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE) - (BUDDY) Liars! - (PHONE DINGS) (BUDDY) Liars! Murderers! Liars! - - (CHUCKLES) - Whatever, bitch.
- - - (BUDDY) Liars! Murderers! Liars! (BUDDY SHOUTING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE) About time.
(FLUSHES) (GASPS) (GINA) What the hell was that? (DRAMATIC STING) This is for my father.
At least you don't have to sleep with this one.
Hey, you need a hand with that? No, I got it.
- Okay, but it doesn't seem like - Look dude, I said Sorry.
It's okay, I got it.
- Thank you though.
- Please.
Allow me to put some of this southern hospitality to use.
Ah, southern hospitality.
I almost forgot what that was, thank you.
No problem.
I'm Catherine, by the way.
I'm Davis.
So where you headed? You know, I'm not even sure.
My idiot brother was supposed to pick me up from the airport and he never showed.
Oooh, that sucks.
Yeah, well that's family right? Can't live with them, better off without them.
I don't think that's how that goes.
(LAUGHS) Works for me.
Anyway, since it was Mardi Gras I thought I'd get a cab, grab a hurricane, some king cake.
Fall back in this atmosphere I've been missing for so long, but as you can see that might've been a mistake.
Maybe it wasn't.
So I guess this is fate huh? Who knows.
Well, just so you know, I'm not a love at first sight kind of girl.
What about after a few hurricanes? Oh well then everyone looks good from any sight.
All right.
(LARRY) What are you doing with her? (CATHERINE) Larry, stop it.
I said what the hell are you doing with my sister? Sister? Yeah, that's my sister.
What the hell is your problem Larry? My problem? What are you doing here? Excuse me, but my plane landed hours ago and you weren't there.
So don't question me about my whereabout.
I'm sorry, but I got caught up in this case.
(CATHERINE) Oh, a case.
Against my better judgment, come home to possibly make amends, and your case is more important.
Damn, I see seven years wasn't long enough.
Listen to me.
There's a reason why I've been working so hard on this particular case.
- (LARRY) There's something you need to know.
- Know about what? Who's this guy? (CATHERINE) Why? Because I don't want you hanging out with him, or any people like him.
Not while you're here.
You sound just like him right now.
That is not what this is about.
(CATHERINE) This is exactly why I left.
- Let's get those drinks.
- Wait! Look, I'm a big girl and I can take care of myself, okay? So just leave me alone.
You're not gonna come back to the house? Here.
You can take this to the house.
(CATHERINE) And I will call you when I'm ready.
Right now I need some space.
You've had seven years of space.
Looks like I need seven plus a day! Don't do this, Catherine.
Catherine don't, Cat (CATHERINE) Your house isn't exactly what I had in mind when you said food and drinks.
(DAVIS) Come on, what's better than a home-cooked meal? Plus, your brother will never find us here.
I guess it's cool for now, but I hope that you don't think I'm going to sleep with you.
It's the furthest thing from my mind.
Who's that? (DAVIS) Who's what? I promise you there is no-one up there.
I think your mind is playing tricks on you.
(DAVIS) Are you coming? I assure you, everything is gonna be fine.
We're gonna go in, we're gonna have fun, and by the end of the night, you will forget all about that messed up family.
(CHUCKLES) (CHERI) "My, what great big teeth you have, Grandma!" said Little Red Riding Hood.
Then the big bad wolf roared, "The better to eat you with!" (DAVIS) Hey! Hey, Momma.
(DAVIS) This is Catherine.
All right, it's bedtime, young man.
Say goodnight, take it upstairs.
Goodnight, little man.
Sorry about that.
Catherine, is it? Yes, it's really nice to meet you, Ms? Oh, please call me Cherie.
And it's a pleasure to meet you.
What beautiful blue eyes you have.
The better to see you with.
(CHERI) My, what big feet you have.
Oh, that's just shitty genetics.
I like her, Davis.
Yeah, we just met.
She seems very cool.
Oh, she's more than cool, Davis.
This girl has a beautiful head on her shoulders.
Thank you, um Is everything okay? Yeah, it's just really nice to meet a normal family.
Normal is boring.
But we do our best to keep it interesting around here.
Momma, would you mind going in there and whipping up something to eat? So that she can see I'm really not lying when I say we have the best food in Louisiana.
Please? Sure, I can do that.
(DAVIS) Thank you.
If she doesn't mind waiting a spell.
Oh, that's fine, I'm in no rush.
Okay then.
I'll be right back.
Wait, hold on Momma, I want to go help.
(CHILDREN SHOUT) (CHERI) Davis, are you sure? Yes, can you believe our luck? We haven't been able to find her (DAVIS) because she's been gone for seven years.
(CHERIE) Davis Mom, I seen her with my own eyes.
The brother looks just like him and I saw the name tag, it said Wilson.
(CATHERINE) What are you two talking about? Who does my brother look like? Does somebody want to say something? How do you know my brother? Hell no, I'm out of here.
(BIRDS SING) (POLICE SIREN BLARES) Cherie, go on and take everybody in the house.
Okay, you heard him, get.
(CHERI) In the house, go, go, go.
What's going on, boy? Evening, sir.
Just coming home from a hard day's work.
That's all.
Something I can help you with? Oh, so that's what you call raping a white woman now, hard work? Come again, sir? You heard what I said.
It's all right, son, relax.
I assure you, sir, all I do is sell my trinkets out there in the French Quarter.
I don't know nothing about no rape.
You see that woman over there? Do you see her? She said that you dragged her off that street and raped her.
What you gotta say about that? I never saw her before in my life.
Oh, you calling her a liar, huh? No, sir.
I'm saying she's mistaken.
You admit what you did, monkey.
Or there is gonna be hell to pay.
I'm afraid I can't do that, sir.
Yeah, you don't think so, huh? (MAN SHOUTS IN PAIN) (GUNSHOT RINGS OUT) (BUDDY CHANTS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) (POLICEMAN) What do you say, boy? (SPEAKS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE) You don't scare me with that voodoo jungle stuff, boy.
(SPEAKS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE) (POLICEMAN) I wanna make sure that you never even look at, let alone rape another white woman again.
I don't want to do this any more! I didn't even want to lie about this! - It never happened! - Bring me a torch.
- (SIZZLES) - (BUDDY SHOUTS IN AGONY) Torch it! (FLAMES CRACKLE) (BUDDY) One day, vengeance will be ours.
One day, vengeance will be ours.
(DOOR SLAMS) No, please! Please let me out, please! I'm sorry, I'm nothing like him, please let me go, please let me go! (RATTLES DOORKNOB) (PHONE RINGS) Are you ready to come home now? O'Leary, thank God you answered! Catherine, what's wrong? Please help me, they're trying to kill me, please help me! Try to calm down.
Where are you? I don't know.
I don't know.
Please, just help me! Catherine, you're going to have to try to calm down and send me your location that's on your phone.
Can you do that? Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, I can do that.
There, I did it.
Did you get it? (NOTIFICATION PINGS) Yeah, yeah I've got it.
I'm checking it now.
Catherine, this can't be right.
Are you sure this is it? Yes, it's whatever my phone sent you, please just hurry! Please! (SOBS) Please help me, please (DOOR CREAKS OPEN) (PHONE CLATTERS ON GROUND) (SHE SCREAMS) Catherine, I'm on my way! (LARRY) Catherine! Catherine! (LARRY) No, no, no! (CRIES) Did you know? Did you know what he did all those years ago? Then you're just as guilty.
(HE SOBS) Vengeance is ours.
From that day forth.
That spell I uttered to your grandfather many years ago? We will never die.
Your father and his men were found not guilty, so this is our justice.
Stay away from my family.
We'll take you down one by one, including your brother when he shows up from Shreveport.
You know, you look just like your grandfather Jacob.
And he was one ugly son of a bitch too.
(BONES CRACK) I love you.
And we wanna see.
Into his soul with us for next year's Mardi Gras, my love.
(SPEAKS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE) I feel alone in my four-cornered room Staring at candles At night I can't sleep, I toss and turn Candlesticks in the dark Visions of bodies being burned Four walls closing in getting bigger I'm paranoid sleeping with my finger on the trigger My mother's always stressin' I ain't living right But I ain't goin' out without a fight
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