Tell Me a Story (US) (2018) s01e08 Episode Script

Truth

1 - Previously on Tell Me a Story - Jesus Christ! Aah! JORDAN: Tell me the name of the third pig.
Oh, God.
[GUNSHOT] SAM: I'm gonna take this guy out tonight.
Put your gun down.
I'll kill her.
Let me help you out with that.
Shelley! [PANTING] I found this $2 million.
[GASPS] Where is the money? [GRUNTING] [GRUNTS LOUDLY] Here, have some water.
Thank you.
Mmm.
HANNAH: Where is my brother? ESTHER: The money for your brother.
- Would you like to go out sometime? - Yes.
I met one of your teachers at the restaurant last night Nick.
Something's not right.
Call me the second he comes back here.
- I will.
- LANEY: Be careful.
[GASPS] [CLICKING] What do you think? Mom, that shit is dark.
Hey.
I was going for haunting.
Is it too much? H-How can something so creepy come out of you? You seem so normal.
[DOORKNOB CLICKING] [MAN GRUNTS, DOORKNOB CLICKING] [MAN GROANS, DOORKNOB CLICKS LOUDLY] [LOUD CLICKING, KAYLA GASPS] [PANTING] [DISTANT SHOUTING] [PANTING] [BUTTONS BEEPING] [LINE RINGING] ESTHER: Yes.
Hello? I need an ETA on my money.
You said you'd have it yesterday.
There's been a slight delay.
I'm gonna need another day.
You said that yesterday.
Then don't make me repeat myself.
I'll find another buyer for the diamonds.
I don't think you're that stupid.
Just get me my money.
[SIGHS] [SIGHS SOFTLY] [GRUNTING] Somebody help me! [LATCH CLICKS] - [DOOR OPENS] - Hey! Down here! - Hey.
- [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING] [DOOR CLOSES] Good morning.
What? You're not happy to see me? Who the fuck are you? Where am I? Shh.
Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.
Have a drink.
You must be thirsty.
Yeah, so you can drug me again? No fucking way.
We both know you wouldn't have come willingly.
I did what I had to do.
The water's clean.
See? Suit yourself.
I also tended to your leg.
I was worried it would get infected.
I want to help you, Gabe, but you have to help me.
Where's the money? I don't know.
Tell me where the money is, and this will all go away.
If I knew where it was, I would tell you.
Where are you going? I'm going to go talk to my boss and find out if "I don't know" is an acceptable answer.
- I'm telling you the truth! - And if you scream again, this young man has been instructed to cut your tongue out.
Do you understand? [FOOTSTEPS RETREATING] [DOOR OPENS, CREAKS] [DOOR CLOSES] [SIGHS] [DOOR OPENING] [PANTING] [GASPING] - Hey.
- [GASPS, PANTS] Oh, hey.
Relax.
Relax.
[PANTING] Thank God you're here.
Yeah.
Uh, I got your message.
What happened? [CRYING] [SIREN WAILING, HORN HONKS] [DOOR OPENS] Thanks for coming in, Jordan.
Two cops knocking at my door didn't exactly feel like I had the choice.
Eddie Longo and his girlfriend were found dead outside of his trailer.
He shot her, then killed himself.
But you knew that already, didn't you? I think I heard something about it on the news.
We found this pig's head in the dumpster outside of Eddie's trailer.
The prints we lifted off of it are a match to the prints we found inside the trailer, which I can only assume are yours.
Yes, my prints are inside the trailer.
I told you I broke in there when I gave you the mask.
And despite my warning, you went back.
I don't recall.
What happened? Did Eddie think Carla was you and shot her by mistake? [LAUGHING]: Oh, I couldn't begin to put myself inside the mind of Eddie Longo.
Jordan, I am trying to help you.
The only help I want is for the police to find the men responsible for my fiancée's murder.
Eddie's brother, Mitch, and his wife, Shelley, are now missing.
You wouldn't happen to know anything about that, would you? - Sorry.
- Goddamn it, Jordan.
[KNOCKING] Garcia? Stay here.
I'll be back.
- [SIGHS] - [DOOR CLOSES] KAYLA [ON COMPUTER]: How are you doing, Mrs.
Claus? ABBY: Oh, I'm wonderful.
I have my - my new slippers.
- Got the slippers.
- KAYLA: And my my lovely Santa.
- Yes, you do.
- Oh.
See? - Aw! Well, I've got mine.
And they're three sizes too big.
- ABBY: Okay.
Yeah.
- TIM: Oh, this is video? Oh, this is so uncomfortable.
Of course it's video.
It's always got to be video.
- Why? - Because videos are the new pictures.
- KAYLA: They last forever.
- [INDISTINCT CHATTER] TIM: Merry Christmas! ABBY: Merry Christmas.
KAYLA: Merry Christmas.
It's brilliant.
[LAUGHS] Oh, now you're just buttering me up.
What do you want? No, for real.
Mom, it's amazing.
And? [LAUGHS] Can I go to Tisha's tonight? - Ah.
- It's game night.
Yeah, that sounds like fun.
- Can I come? - [LAUGHS] - No.
- Loser.
- [LAUGHS] - Yeah, sure.
Why not? Just make sure you're home at a reasonable hour.
Reasonable.
So, like, 2:00.
Well, we'll see.
- Hey.
- Hey.
What are you doing here? Making dinner.
I thought you had to work tonight.
I took the night off.
It's been a while since, you know, we've had a family dinner.
Oh, I'm actually going to Tisha's.
Mom already signed off.
Nope.
Family dinner tonight.
[SIGHS] You can go after dinner.
TIM: You want to chop? Yeah.
[TAPPING COMPUTER KEYS] Hey.
The blood's coming up, but the microwave's a lost cause.
There's no way he walked out of here.
Somebody came and got him.
That means they know where you live.
You're not staying here.
You're coming with me.
- Okay.
- Okay.
I mean, who are these people? Do you know anything about 'em? I know they're pissed off.
Gabe was right.
I never should have taken the money.
Hey.
Well, where is it? I hid it in Virginia.
What, you don't have it? That money's the only thing keeping Gabe alive.
Once they get it, we're both dead.
Thanks for waiting.
You can't keep me here.
No.
I can't.
In fact, you and I are done.
Eddie Longo's death is not my jurisdiction, but the detective in charge would like to speak with you.
Come on in.
Hello, Mr.
Evans.
Detective Reynolds.
I'll be handling Eddie Longo's case.
He's all yours.
Wait, wait, wait.
Yeah? You okay, sir? GARCIA: What's wrong? Listen, I won't keep you.
I just wanted to meet you.
If I have any questions, Detective Garcia's given me all of your information.
I'm sure you'll be hearing from me very soon.
You're free to go.
Thanks for coming in, sir.
Are you feeling okay? Do you think letting him go is a good idea? You knew that Jordan Evans was off being a vigilante this whole time you did nothing about it.
That's a fucking lawsuit waiting to happen.
Two people are dead, and two are missing.
Jordan Evans is behind it.
Well, it's my case, not yours.
Eddie Longo was involved in the jewelry store heist, which makes it all one case.
So says your grieving witness.
You have no proof.
I know that Eddie Longo is a two-bit drug dealer who was with his supplier the day of the robbery.
You got the wrong guy.
- You know this for a fact? - Yeah.
I have real evidence, not just the word of some crazy guy who's hell-bent on revenge.
Look, you go fuck up your own case if you want to.
Go right ahead.
Stay away from mine.
[PHONE VIBRATING] [PHONE CONTINUES VIBRATING] Kayla? Hey, um we need, uh, we need to talk.
I-I think there has been a misunderstanding, and I just want to clear it up.
[CHUCKLES] I can explain everything.
Why do you have my mother's painting? You weren't supposed to see that.
Tell me, or I'm hanging up.
I didn't want you to find out this way.
My mother, Abby.
I loved her.
I loved her.
Kayla, um listen, I [POP MUSIC PLAYING OVER HEADPHONES] Kayla? Kayla.
- Yeah? - Will you set the table? Yeah.
What are you doing here? - I had to see you.
- So you come here? - Are you crazy? - What was I supposed to do? - You won't answer my calls - Jesus Christ, keep your voice down.
Here, come here.
You cannot be here.
You're such an amazing artist.
Josh seriously, - you have to go.
- Why? The last the last three months have been incredible.
You, you are incredible.
I just I don't understand - how you can just end it.
- Because it's wrong.
And you knew that.
You knew that I was married.
I have a child.
Yes.
Yes, and she's beautiful, just like you.
Stop it.
Josh.
It's over.
Just like that? I don't get a say? I deserve more than that.
KAYLA [CALLS]: Mom, are you out here? - KAYLA: Dinner's ready.
- Okay, it's time for you to go.
When can I see you? It's my daughter.
She cannot find you here.
Please.
Meet me tonight.
- KAYLA: Mom? - Okay, tonight, I will I will meet you at my office.
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING] ABBY: Yeah? Hey.
It's time to eat.
Yeah, I was just locking up.
[SIREN WAILING IN DISTANCE] [DOOR CLOSES] Well [SIGHS] I spoke to my boss, and as I suspected, "I don't know" is not an acceptable answer.
So I'm gonna ask you one more time.
Where's the money? I don't know.
I swear.
Why should I believe you? You haven't shown yourself to be an honest or reliable person.
I am telling you the truth.
- But your sister has it? - I don't know.
I understand your desire to protect her, but now's not the time to play the martyr.
I don't know where the fucking money is, - and that's the fucking truth! - I'm gonna have to ask you to watch your language.
Please, just let me go.
I won't tell anyone about this.
Gentlemen please cut him loose.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Remove his shirt and place him on the table.
GABE: Stop! What are you doing? Get [GRUNTS] Face down, please.
[GRUNTING] What are you doing? Please! [GABE YELLING] Do you have any musical requests? What the hell are you talking about? When I'm doing chores, I like to listen to music around the house.
I don't care! Just let me go! ["ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM" PLAYING] No! No! No, I don't know where the money is! I don't know where the money is! [STEAM HISSES] - [TURNS UP VOLUME] - No! Whenever I want you - All I have to do is dream - [CRYING]: Aah! Help! [YELLING] Dream - Dream, dream - Oh, no! No! - [SIZZLING] - [SCREAMING] [GASPS] Kayla.
Katrina.
- We met the other day.
- Oh.
Yeah.
Hey.
Uh, do Is my dad around? In the kitchen.
I'll show you.
TIM: Oh, fly that out.
Okay, can you run these out, please? MAN: Yeah.
Go ahead and TIM: I need that little bit there.
Beignets in the fryer? - Yes, Chef.
- Beautiful, thank you.
- Dad? - Kayla, what are you doing here? Uh, I - I wanted to ask you something.
- What is it? Uh You know what, you're busy.
Never mind.
Oh, no, come-come here, come here.
I'm only busy if I want to be.
That's the perks of being the boss.
What's going on? I need to know.
Was Mom having an affair? What do you think? It's fine.
Good.
It was it was good.
Can I go to Tisha's now, please? You know how long it is, the wait list for the reservation at my restaurant? - You can go.
- Thanks.
Love you.
[KISS] Where did we go wrong? She's a teenager.
[SIGHS] Not with you.
Well, she doesn't spend as much time with you.
She'll come around.
Hey.
Maybe we could turn this into a date night.
When was the last time we just watched a movie together? I wish I could, but, uh, I have a whole stack of essays waiting to be graded at the office.
So I don't know grade them tomorrow.
I, um, uh, in lectures all day tomorrow.
How is it That I'm the parent that always gets blamed, for being absent but you're the one who's always disappearing to grade papers? What's that supposed to mean? You think I haven't noticed [SCOFFS] all the late nights on campus? - You work all the time.
- Sneaking out, the disappearing, the excuses.
- I don't have time for this.
- Who is he? Please don't tell me it's a student.
Seriously? You take one night off, and you think you can just start throwing accusations around like that? How long has it been going on? [SIGHS] Goddamn it, Tim.
I never knew anything For sure I had my suspicions.
But after she died, I, um didn't really want to know anymore.
I especially didn't want you to know.
How did Where's this coming from? Nowhere.
I Was looking through old pictures, and it got me thinking.
About her.
About how you guys used to be.
Kayla, I'm so sorry.
I thought you were the one cheating on Mom.
Why didn't you tell me the truth? Your mother was a wonderful woman.
That's the memory you should have of her.
I, um I'll try to be home as soon as I can.
You gonna be okay? Yeah.
I'll see you at home.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER] [CREAKING] Remember the first time I sat down in your office? You wanted to hear my lecture on Wuthering Heights.
[SIGHS] And the second time? Josh, I don't want to play this game.
I just had the worst night with Tim, - and this - Yeah, kind of like that.
You vented to me about your husband.
I'm pretty sure you remember all the times after that.
I know I do.
It was a mistake.
"A story of passion" "so all-consuming" "it makes hate" "look like love", "makes the heinous appear beautiful", "and turns the wicked" "good.
" That's how you described Wuthering Heights.
Is that what you needed to talk to me about? Bronte? You don't love your husband.
I knew that then, and I know it now.
There's no passion there.
Not like what we have.
We don't have anything.
You're gonna graduate, and we go our separate ways.
End of story.
[GASPS] Get your hands off of me.
- What are you up to? - Fuck you.
You broke into my apartment.
You lied to me about everything.
Josh Sullivan.
Yeah, I know your real name.
Nick's your brother.
I-I [CHUCKLES] I can explain.
You had an affair with my mother.
You followed me to New York.
All of it has been a lie.
You are a sick man.
If you ever come near me again, I will tell my father, I will call the police, and I will ruin you, - you disgusting piece - Hey, hey, hey.
No.
Don't talk like that.
Kayla, I love you.
And I know you love me.
Stay away from me.
[GASPS] Is everything okay here? Kayla? I was just leaving.
Can I help you, sir? No.
Thank you.
You need to let her go.
ABBY: Let me go.
Please let me go.
Please, Josh.
- Seriously.
- [CHUCKLES] This has all been blown out of proportion.
Let's just rewind and reset.
[PANTING] Abby! [GROWLS] [PANTING] Abby! [WHIMPERS] [KEYS JANGLE] [GASPS] Stop! - [ALARM CHIRPS] - Hey.
- [SCREAMS, GASPING] - Abby, open up.
[STARTS ENGINE] Abby.
[TIRES SCREECH] Abby! - [ENGINE REVVING] - [CRYING] [CRICKETS CHIRPING] [EXHALES] [SNIFFLES] [COUGHING SOFTLY] [SNIFFLES] [ENGINE REVVING IN DISTANCE] Come on, come on, come on, no.
[HORN HONKING] [SOBS] Oh, God.
- [TIRES SCREECHING] - [HORN HONKING] [SCREAMS] [CRICKETS CHIRPING] [GASPS] [COUGHING, GASPING] [CAR DOOR SHUTS] [CHOKES] [WHEEZING GASP] [STRAINED GASPING] [CHOKES, WHIMPERING] [COUGHING] Please.
[SNIFFLES] [WHEEZING GASP] All I wanted was to make you happy.
[CHOKING, GASPING] Don't you want to be happy? [GRUNTING SOFTLY] [CHOKING] Help me.
Please.
[GASPING] [MUFFLED GRUNTING] [CHOKING] [GASPS] [GRUNTING] [MUFFLED SHOUTING] [CHOKING] [GRUNTING] [GRUNTS] [EXHALES] [CRICKETS CHIRPING] You ready? [SIGHS] Yeah.
Let's get out of here.
[ZIPS BAG] [PHONE RINGING] ESTHER: Where's the money, Hannah? Where's my brother? He's alive.
Prove it.
[CRYING] Say hello to your sister.
[PANTING, WHIMPERING] - [SIZZLING] - [SCREAMING] [PANTING] Okay.
Okay.
I'll give you the money.
I'll call you tomorrow - with a meeting spot.
- Jesus Christ.
Be ready.
[PANTING] I hate this.
I hate not being in control.
[SNIFFLES] Then we get control.
[HORN HONKS IN DISTANCE] [FOOTSTEPS] SAM: Hello, Mr.
Evans.
Detective Reynolds.
I'll be handling Eddie Longo's case.
[POP] You okay, sir? MITCH: Everybody on the floor now! EDDIE: On the floor, or you die! - You want to fucking die?! - JORDAN: What the hell? - GUARD: Put your gun down! - [BETH SCREAMS] [GUNSHOTS] [SHOUTING] [PANTING] [PHONE BUZZING] [SIGHS] Let's get you cleaned up.
[PANTING] [GROANS] Please stop.
This will help you heal.
Why are you doing this? - I already told you.
I - And now I believe you.
[GABE WHIMPERING] It's okay.
I'm gonna take care of you.
You're gonna be okay.
[PANTING] Shh.
It might scar a little, but, well, we all have scars, Gabe.
Scars are good for us.
They remind us, teach us, let us know we've lived.
Let's get this bandaged up.
Crazy I'm crazy for feeling So lonely [EXHALES] I'm crazy Crazy for feeling so blue.
SAM: Hello, Jordan.
I let myself in.
I hope that's okay.
You looking for this? Take a seat.
I'm sure you have a lot of questions.
No.
Just one.
Why? [SCOFFS] I've been a cop for 20 years, Jordan.
I wake up every morning, leave my wife and my kid, go into a world to serve and protect.
What do I get in return? A world that hates me.
Spits on me.
Holds protests, wears pig masks.
I get it.
I get it.
Th-Th-There's some bad apples in the bunch.
But the bulk of us are honest, good guys just trying to do what's right.
But you put away one bad guy, five more pop up.
And for what? Shit pay? Do you know what eight ounces of raw, uncut diamonds goes for? I have no idea.
Two million.
You see, Jordan, I've worked hard for everything I have.
I don't know any other way.
To my wife and my kid, I'm a hero.
That's everything to me.
I've earned everything that I have, and no one's gonna take that away from me.
[CHUCKLES] So that leaves you and me.
Where do we go from here? You tried to kill me last night.
When I could have framed Mitch for your murder.
But now it's not like your body can just pop up in a dumpster somewhere; that wouldn't look too good.
Too many questions.
As for me, you'll never be able to place me at that jewelry store.
I'm so well insulated, I'm untouchable.
See? We're in a pickle.
What do you suggest? A truce.
Peace.
That is what I am offering you.
Why don't you sleep on that? Let me know what you decide.
I'll be keeping this.
Yeah.
Colleen? Colleen, I'm home.
[DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE] [PANTING] [GRUNTING] [GASPS] [GRUNTING] [FLOORBOARD SQUEAKS SOFTLY] [DOOR OPENING] KAYLA: Dad? What are you doing up? I heard you come in.
Is your grandmother asleep? No, she went out.
You okay about everything? Yeah I think so.
Thank you for telling me the truth.
[CHUCKLES] Well, I'm going back to bed.
Oh, and I saw Katrina at the hotel today.
I like her.
[GRUNTS] [WHIMPERS] [GASPS, PANTS] [GROANS] [PANTING] [DOOR CLOSING] KATRINA: Sir? Can I help you? Oh, my God.
Please, you have to help me.
You have to call the cops, - right now.
- Slow down.
Slow down.
Just tell me what happened.
This woman, in the basement, they-they-they kidnapped me.
- Kidnapped? - Yeah, and they drugged me.
I-I woke up, and then I was [SCREAMS] No.
What is he doing up here? And where the hell is Esther? Take him back to the basement.
- And for fuck sake, - [GABE GASPS] - tie him down good.
- GABE: No, no.
No! No! No! No! Get off me! Get off me! Get off me! No! No! [GABE SCREAMING]