The Blacklist s07e18 Episode Script

Roy Cain

1 Unit 5-7, requesting additional units to Brewster housing complex.
Looking for one suspect, white male, possibly armed.
Have units roll code two.
No lights or sirens.
- We lucky today, partner? - One way to find out.
I got him! I got him! Central, shots fired! Shots fired! Ressler's been hit.
My partner's down! Roll ambulance to my location immediately! Central copy.
EMT to Brewster housing complex.
Officer down, officer down.
I told you to take the money, Bob.
The rest of us did.
I'll look after Lisa and the boys.
You ever think about Dad? What about him? Just you wake up one day, kiss the wife and kids, you go to the job, you don't know it's gonna be the last five minutes of your life.
What was he thinking right before that? What he wanted for dinner? The gas bill? We don't need to talk about it.
You've seen people get killed, right? Is it always that meaningless? Yeah.
Almost home.
Been a while since you've been back.
Few years at least.
What do you think this is, a vacation for me? Do you think I want to be here? No, I know you don't want to be here.
Mom knows, though, I told her you were coming.
You told Mom? You do realise if something goes wrong tonight, we both end up going straight to jail.
You get that, right? Relax.
It's just Mom.
I mean, who's she gonna tell? So you got anybody special back in D.
, Donnie? When am I gonna start seeing some nieces and nephews? No one special right now, Aunt Cindy.
I'm looking, I got my eyes open.
Is it cool being an FBI agent, Uncle Don? You got a gun? I do carry a weapon, Ben, yeah.
How long you around? What's this big case we heard about? - Big case? - The one you're in town for.
Robby said it was something big.
- Ma, I told you it was top - Confidential is the word we use at the Bureau, confidential.
Look at this, both my boys under the same roof.
Don, did Robby tell you about his company expanding? He got himself that collector's car you rode here in.
And he bought me a fancy new watch.
It's nothing, Ma, just got a new garage and we can do twice as many cars now, that's all.
I'm just happy you're home, Don.
I wish your father could be here to see how great both his children turned out.
He'd be so proud.
Donnie, what am I gonna tell your father when he gets home? Principal Neill's a liar.
I thought we were past all this.
You can't keep skipping class.
What am I learning in a classroom that I can't learn in the real world? By "real world," you mean getting baked with your wastoid friends out behind the Farmer Jack every day? Stay out of this.
We know you're only joining the Academy - for the cavity searches.
- Loitering's a crime.
One of these days it'll be me slapping the cuffs on you.
Maybe I'll learn something useful in prison.
Like dice.
Tom? What is it? Lisa, it's Bob.
Something's happened.
- Can I come in? - Wait, wait.
Please, no, it can't be.
Not my husband, please, no! Everything all right, Don? Yeah, just a little tired.
We drove all night, so - I'm gonna get a little shut-eye, I'm sorry.
- Of course.
I put fresh sheets on your old bed.
You remember the way, don't you? Of course.
Hey, man.
Again, I'm sorry.
I didn't know.
What, Mom was gonna host a family reunion? Good call on that.
You know how she is, she gets excited.
What can I say? Again, I'm sorry.
What you should be sorry for is lying to her.
Don't think I'm fooled by this vintage car and a Rolex routine.
What are you up to, Robby? You know what? This may come as a shock to you, Don.
Agent Ressler, world policeman.
I am not a screw-up anymore.
If you're such a success, what are you doing living at home, sleeping in our old room? I'm in between apartments.
Go to hell.
You know, somebody had to look out for Mom.
You won't do it.
Let's just get this over with.
You remember that old dirt field? They're gonna turn this into an outdoor mall.
They break ground tomorrow.
If they find what's under that dirt So it's now or never.
I watched this site overnight last week.
They have one night watchman.
Guy makes his rounds every hour or two.
Half the time he's asleep in his car.
Now, see this? There's a gap in that gate.
Big enough for us to fit through.
Without making a sound.
How's that for recon? All right.
We need shovels, nothing too heavy.
Flashlights, low wattage.
Can't be too bright, nothing with halogen bulbs.
We're gonna need three quarts, maybe more.
- Wow, big project? - Yeah.
Septic tank.
The hell you doing? Grieving.
What's it to you? - Who are these people? - Cool it, they're here for Mom.
Oh, yeah? Who's here for Dad? How you boys holding up? You need anything? Yup.
- He's drunk? - You're surprised? - This was Dad's.
- Saint Michael.
Patron saint of police officers.
Found it in his personal effects.
He would've wanted it to go to the next cop in the family.
Hang on.
All right, I'm outside.
Go ahead.
Don't feed me that.
We gave the guy a chance, nobody wanted this.
But it's cleaned up.
I just heard from Forensics.
No further investigation.
It's a good shooting.
We're safe.
Pop the trunk.
We've got eyes on them.
I'll keep you posted.
- Tommy Markin did it.
- Shut up, Donnie, - you don't know what you're saying.
- I heard the call! I was right there! Tommy was talking about Dad.
Maybe he didn't pull the trigger, but he had something to do with it.
- I'm sure.
- You're drunk.
I know what I heard! Maybe it was another case.
He was Dad's best friend, he's practically our uncle.
We can prove it! Like in TV or something.
We can get him to confess to us.
That's not how it works.
You need evidence, documents, recordings.
I'll get them.
I trust Tommy Markin, okay? - Dad trusted him, I trust him.
- Why? Because you both wear the same stupid badge? I know you need someone to blame for this I have someone to blame! We just need to prove it! Jesus, Don.
How bad do you need to be the centre of attention every time? Don't mention it again.
Don't bring it up to Mom, she feels bad enough.
Let it go.
Sixty-one, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66.
Can't believe it's actually working.
- I thought you said - Guess he's off his schedule.
Get down, get down.
All right.
I'm gonna be doing all the digging.
- You sure this is it? - I'd know it like it was yesterday.
This is it.
Dig fast, I'll keep an eye out for the turnkey.
I heard you before you even put your pants on this morning, Donnie.
- The hell are you doing here? - What did you do to my dad? Wrong place, wrong time, kid.
Let me show you the door.
I know you had something to do with him getting shot.
I heard you.
On the phone.
You're coming with me to tell the cops everything.
I am the cops.
Donnie, you're young.
You're grieving.
You're not thinking straight.
We can figure out a way to pay for the window.
But Recognise this? It was Dad's.
It's a tragedy what happened.
What are you gonna do? Shoot me? Shoot a cop? - Do you even have a plan? - Just tell me it's true! You've already gotten yourself into enough trouble to break your mother's heart.
Don't make it worse.
You don't want this on your head.
I'm gonna give you one more chance.
You give me that gun.
Or your life is over, young man.
You think you're tough? Your dad was tough.
Your brother's tough.
And you don't even have the balls to pull It's been a while.
You remember Tommy Markin, don't you, Don? Donnie, what did you do? I didn't know who else to call.
- He killed Dad, Robby.
- Did he admit it? He was going to.
He would have, I know it.
Donnie, I need you to listen to me carefully and answer my questions, you got that? Did anyone see you come in here? No.
Did Markin alert anyone when he saw you? Did he make any calls? No.
How long has it been since the gunshot? I don't know, 15, maybe 20 minutes.
Then nobody heard it.
Or at least no one reported it.
Go home.
Wipe Dad's gun and put it back where you found it.
Don't say anything to Mom.
Don't say anything to anyone.
Forget this happened.
Understood? What are you gonna do? I'll take care of this.
Don't say another word.
Just go.
You ever lose sleep at night because of what we did back then? Some nights.
Not many.
Ever wish you could take it back? This man killed our father.
And stood at his wake and lied to our faces.
He was a disgrace to the badge he wore.
The one you were going to wear.
The one I wear every day.
This scumbag got everything that was coming to him.
So, no, I wouldn't take it back.
You? We better get going.
Night watch will be coming soon.
Listen, Robby.
Look, I should say that I'm sorry.
About what? What I said earlier back at the house.
I've been hard on you.
I left this place behind and you stayed.
That was That was the harder choice and I should give you credit for it.
For everything.
All your success.
- Thank you, Don.
- Look, I was a prick when we were younger and I'm the reason why we're taking care of this now.
- But you had my back that night.
- Of course I did.
You're my brother.
I never thanked you.
Look, you saved me.
That night, everything in my life changed.
Well, you might have noticed, it wasn't exactly the same for me either.
Looks like you're doing pretty good now.
Hey, maybe you could take me by this garage while I'm still in town.
Yeah, cool.
I'd like that.
Robby, tell me that was random.
Okay, I can explain.
My garage isn't doing as well as I let Mom think.
- Oh, you don't say.
- I was losing money.
I hired a bunch of guys.
I thought they were stand-up guys.
And I needed some fast cash.
Couldn't stand for another failure, Donnie.
- Who'd you borrow money from? - Definitely not the banks.
- You walk in, they don't even look at you - Robby.
I borrowed from a local guy.
What do you mean, a connected kind of local guy? Yeah.
Albanian type.
The mob? The Albanian mob.
- How much money did you borrow? - 50K.
He had this 30 percent vig on it.
And that was, like, six months ago.
So it's closer to 150K now.
So that's why they took the car.
You know, as collateral.
- I had to try at something.
- There anything else you're not telling me? I swear.
That's it.
Hey, man.
It's for you.
- Who is this? - We have your car.
And the cargo in the trunk.
Jakov Mitko wants to see you both.
- Who's Jakov Mitko? - Your brother knows.
He knows where too.
Don't be late.
You know the thing about plants, they are obedient.
A little love, a little care, they do exactly what they are supposed to.
They grow, they give back.
Oxygen, flowers, they are uncomplicated.
Anyone can respect that, yes? You must be the brother from D.
Everyone thought I was crazy to loan money to a guy whose brother was FBI.
I said, "Wait and see.
" I don't think in a million years I could've seen this.
Listen, I'm gonna get your money.
Every last penny of it.
This isn't about money anymore.
- I don't understand this.
- He has the car.
That's what this is about.
Voilà! I don't know who Detective 4818 of the Detroit Police Department was.
- But he has seen better days.
- Just tell us what you want.
I was going to burn down your garage, just to prove I could.
I thought that was your only asset.
But now that your bother is here, I know I was wrong.
An FBI agent, now, that's a whole other thing.
At the field office of the FBI, here in Detroit, there is a room called Department 12.
I've never seen it.
I'm told that it's mostly computers.
Computers that an agent like yourself can access.
Go to that room and bring me back a file labelled 432.
- What is it? - Have that file back here by 5 p.
If you do that I will give you back the car and everything that's in it, and as an added incentive, I will wipe your brother's debt clean.
I know what you're gonna say.
- Okay, I deserved that.
- You know what Department 12 is, Robby? It's the office UCs file their sealed reports to.
In case you forgot watching Miami Vice, UC stands for undercover.
So whoever's name's in there is gonna get killed because I gotta run that psycho's little errand.
I'm not an idiot.
I'm not an idiot! Don't treat me like one! And you're not gonna do what he's asking you to do.
- It'll destroy you.
- Yeah, and if I don't? He's gonna take those remains and he's gonna turn them in, - it's gonna destroy both of us.
- I'll take full responsibility.
We both know I can't let you do that.
I killed that guy! - Donnie.
- This is my mess! You still don't get it.
It isn't only your mess.
It was just me and the body.
You're shocked what your brain can come up with when you're on auto-pilot like that.
I thought a lot about how most people's lives hinge on a few key moments.
I think mine only had one moment.
And then it was over.
I know you had Dad killed, Tommy.
Donnie told me the truth.
Letting me die won't make us even.
You took my father from me.
How could you? It was business.
In that moment, I suddenly had this clear thought.
And I knew I was the only person that could protect you, Don.
From Tommy Markin, and anyone else like him who might come along.
I had no choice.
I finished what you started.
I did it for you.
For me.
And for Daddy.
In the end, all I was thinking about was you.
I was protecting your future.
Yeah, but why? Why didn't you tell me? Why keep this a secret all these years? I did that to protect you too.
Whatever that night had done to you, it was driving you.
I carried the weight.
I never regretted it.
Because it did exactly what I thought it would do.
What's that? It made you the person that you are today.
So it's not your mess.
It's my mess, brother.
I'll turn myself in.
We turn ourselves in.
I left you alone once to clean up the mess.
I'm not gonna leave you alone again.
So we killed the man who killed our father.
I pulled the trigger, yeah.
And to protect me, my brother did the rest.
But we each had a hand in it.
Look, we know where the body is, we can take you to it, but because of my involvement, I have to recuse myself from any part of the rest of this case.
That's why I called you.
I knew you would help.
I knew you would do the right thing.
Ressler, I I'm not sure what I'm supposed to say.
Well, say you agree with me about how we should handle this.
I mean we arrest those bastards who took the car for theft, for extortion, for all the other poison they pump into the city.
And then after that my brother and I come clean about what we've done.
I don't know that I do agree.
After the story you told me, after what you've been through, both of you We have to do the right thing.
It's important.
Of course, yes, I will help you.
I just wanna make sure you're prepared to face the consequences when the FBI gets their hands on that vehicle and that body.
Because if we go in and arrest those people, eventually the FBI is gonna open up that trunk.
And find Tommy Markin.
I know.
Are you really okay with dealing with the consequences of that? I've been running from this my whole life.
I need it to be done.
We both need it to be done.
Yeah, this is Agent Keen.
Can I get SAC Patel in here, please? Thank you.
I need someone local to run point with me on this.
We should go over what the plan is.
We'll be around the corner two blocks away.
Twelve-second response time, I'd guess.
Wanna go over/under on that? - It's gonna be dangerous.
- When is it not? You know, I can still talk to Patel, call it off.
- I have the authority.
- You know, Keen I didn't like you when we first met.
I was wrong.
You're a good agent.
You're the kind of agent that people join the FBI to try to become.
But also a good person.
Much better person than I am.
So whatever happens out there today, the task force is gonna be in good hands with you.
You all right? This is gonna kill Mom.
Tell me again.
We're doing the right thing? Yeah, Robby, we are.
We're doing the right thing.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't surprised that you went through with it.
File 432.
You don't care who's on it? It's not my business.
Your brother is sweating and he looks nervous.
It's because it's humid in here and he loves his car.
How about we see it? Okay, let us go and see it.
- One more thing before we trade.
- What do you want? A plant? A nice orchid to go? My brother checks out the car for confirmation.
Come on, Robby, do it.
My file.
Looks like we're finished.
You sure this is what you want? Actually, I think I might have a few more projects I need your help with.
No, this was a one-time deal.
Or it wasn't! I still have the car and my file.
You sure about that? The drive is blank! It's a fake! All right, go! Go, go, go! - FBI, hands! - On the ground! East entrance to the greenhouse.
You tradhtar! I'll grind your guts to fertiliser! Hey, you! Everyone okay back here? Yeah.
Your friend saved my life.
I wouldn't say that.
I don't think I saved anyone.
Wait for the Lord with courage.
Be stouthearted and wait for the Lord.
And now I've been told Detective Ressler's eldest son, Robert, would like to say a few words.
I know everyone here knew my dad.
Had some special version of him to hold onto.
What a good guy he was.
What a good cop.
I kind of wish I had that.
Truth is I didn't really know him.
My version of Dad is him stomping into my school fresh from patrol, furious after I got caught putting cigarette butts in the faculty's coffee machine.
And then he left too soon.
And what I have now, instead of a version of him to hold onto is a path to follow.
A path that shows me how to grow up right.
How to stay out of trouble.
How to be good.
Like him.
So it started with me borrowing 50,000.
But with interest, and the time that had gone by Mitko was demanding I pay back 150,000.
That's when he came after the car.
I don't remember the number on the badge, but it was definitely a cop.
The agent and his brother, they knew about that.
I would say more, but I want to make a deal first.
Can you prove any of this? You go check out the trunk of that car yourself.
Agent Ressler.
There's been an allegation made against you and your brother by the man we have in the other room.
- Yeah, we were expecting that.
- It's a very serious allegation.
The thing about this case is Well, this is interesting.
How is the body just gone? Markin didn't just get up and walk away.
I think we're good.
I mean, I don't know exactly what happened, but I do have some theories.
I think someone was watching over us, Robby.
Now what do we do? Well, I think we can finally put this behind us and move on.
I need a drink.
Oh, hi, sweetie.
Were you boys out all night? Yeah, it was It was a long night.
Did everything work out okay? What do you mean? Did you get Robby out of the trouble he was in? I knew something was up.
A mother knows.
You here all of a sudden.
On a case.
The case turned out as well as possible.
Pretty sure Robby's gonna be okay.
Thank you, Donnie.
Trouble or not, your brother means well.
He just gets himself a bit lost sometimes.
I meant what I said about your father being proud of the both of you.
You know why? Because you stick together.
I couldn't do it.
I couldn't stand in front of those people and say What could I say? It's okay.
We got through it.
Tomorrow will be easier, and the day after that Maybe you can do better with this than I did.
This is Dad's.
I can't be a cop.
I'm nothing like him.
I don't know what I am anymore.
Heading back to D.
? Yeah, I'm sure the office has missed me by now.
Mom's sure gonna miss you.
I'll call.
As often as I can.
I have something for you.
Never thought I'd see that again.
I think it's your turn to hang onto it a while.
You don't think Dad would've wanted the cop in the family to have it? No, no, I think he'd want you to have it.
Bad time? No.
No, come in.
Did you do it to protect me? You say that like it's a bad thing.
I'm not gonna ask you how you did it.
I won't ask what you did with Markin's body.
Or how you even scrubbed the car clean.
I learned from the best.
Look, I wanna know.
Liz, I need to know.
Why? You were in trouble, you needed help.
No, you risked everything.
I mean, if you'd been caught - But I wasn't.
- But you could've been.
Are you trying to say thank you? Because if that's what you're doing, you're doing a terrible job of it.
I never would've asked you to take such a risk for me.
- You didn't ask.
- Yeah, but you did it anyway.
It wasn't for you, knucklehead.
It was for me.
For you? Look, if you wanna ruin your life over something you did a lifetime ago, when you were a teenager, for God's sake, then someday, sure, I'll let you.
You'll let me? Yeah.
You have my permission to be a total dipstick.
So, what am I? A dipstick or a knucklehead? You're a knucklehead and a dipstick and you're someone that I rely on.
For, like, everything.
We both know that's not true.
Have you looked at my life? I'm a widow and a single mom.
A marionette.
With a high-functioning sociopath pulling my strings.
My grandfather tried to murder my mother.
And my mother is a legendarily lethal Russian spy who moved in next door without even telling me who she was.
I mean it, have you looked at my life? I mean, really taken a close look.
Because it's like I'm in the middle of a monsoon that's constantly threatening to drown me in bad news.
And somewhere in the middle of that FEMA disaster of a life Somewhere, is just a tiny island of calm.
And if that weren't there I would be swept out to sea.
- No, that's never gonna happen.
- It would if you weren't here.
But I am and it won't.
Come here.
It's never gonna happen.
Not on my watch.

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