The Equalizer (2014) s01e11 Episode Script

Desperately

It wasn't something I planned or anything.
I don't believe you, Allison, you got it? I don't know, but I need a change.
Just don't know where to start.
Don't move.
The man who took you up to that apartment is a professional killer.
I thought we'd finish what we started.
(RlNGlNG) (GASPS) Allison.
(SCRWAMlNG) (TlRWS SCRWWCHlNG) (BABY CRYlNG) (TlRWS SCRWWCHlNG) ALLlSON: It's freezing cold, pouring rain and the engine's dead.
So, after about three hours, the auto club finally arrives.
Uh-huh.
Anyway, I thought I better take the car in today and find out exactly why it's not starting.
That's great, hon.
And then I thought I'd invite the mechanic over for coffee.
That's fine.
Ross Whoa.
Look at this.
JFL moved three points.
I don't believe it.
Oh, I gotta go.
So, what are you gonna do today, huh? I don't know.
I'll think of something.
Well, I'll see you tonight, all right? (SlGHS) Twenty-two points, I don't believe it.
MAN ON RADIO: Walked up Fifth Avenue to the studio this morning at 6:00.
You know, I've never seen that street look more beautiful.
Oh, we had some light rain that cleared the air, and the light was pure gold.
Well, there was a shop full of porcelain, and people (DlSH CLATTWRS) Shoot! Damn it! how fragile and delicate the stuff looked.
I mean, where else but New York will you see things like that? Who'd want to leave it? (SlGHS) MAN ON PA: All passengers switching to make connecting train 220, please use stairway three, track three.
SAMANTHA: Hey, Al.
(lNAUDlBLW) (COUGHlNG) (DOORBWLL RlNGlNG) (SlGHS) Pharmacy, Mr.
McCall.
Oh.
Thank heaven, Harvey.
Thank heaven.
How much is it? $15.
95.
You don't need any of that stuff.
(CHUCKLlNG) My head tells me differently.
That's because you haven't been taking care of it.
I haven't been sick one day in the last 17 years.
Wonderful.
Wonderful.
You wanna know my secret? No.
Well, it wouldn't be a secret anymore, would it, Harvey? I guess not.
But still, I think you could use I'll tell you (COUGHlNG) I'll tell you what I could use, Harvey.
I could use my change.
Ah.
And then, I could use my bed.
No, don't do that.
By going back to bed, you're sending your brain a message that you are incapable of healing yourself.
Besides, that bed is now infested with the same bacteria that put you there in the first place.
Yeah, thank you.
I'll take my chances.
Yeah, thanks.
No, no.
What you need is a negative-ion machine.
Harvey, I am now leaving.
No, no, no.
Okay, when you get back on your feet, give me a call.
I can also get you a great deal on cellular phones, gravity boots, an electric wok, satellite dish, gets 144 different channels Got a rowing machine with a digital readout.
Wlectric vibrating socks (PWOPLW CHATTWRlNG) Oh, I needed to get out of there.
(CLlCKlNG TONGUW RWPROACHFULLY) Thanks.
I see life with Ross hasn't changed.
The key word there is "life.
" I'm trying to remember when I had one.
Oh, Allison.
You know something? You're in a sliding curve.
A sliding curve? That's right.
It's from this book, Peopleizing.
I just read it.
It's a fabulous book, Allison.
It's clear to me.
I mean, your self-esteem is being drained and you're living like a squash out there in the suburbs.
Honey, we gotta get your curve back up.
Please.
Ally, you should reach out to new energizers.
You know, people on their rising curves.
Why don't you just leave him? Huh? Why don't you just leave him? No.
I don't know.
I mean Maybe I feel like l I haven't given him enough of a chance.
Oh, please, Ally.
You've got the patience of a saint.
I don't know, but I need a change.
Just don't know where to start.
I'd say you're doing just fine.
I didn't mean that.
(BOTH CHUCKLW) Listen, you don't have to apologize.
Hell, I'd have that on my mind every three weeks with Ross, not three years.
Sam, that's always on your mind.
Oh, no.
He's coming over here.
Honey, just relax.
This could be exactly what you need.
Wnjoy this.
Hello.
(GlGGLlNG) Well, hello there yourself.
Listen, it's not on the menu, but they have this wonderful '79 Pouilly Fuisse.
And I mean May l? Yeah.
You certainly may.
No, we were just leaving.
Allison I have to meet Ross.
No, you don't.
Ross is her psychiatrist.
Ross is my husband.
Oh, God.
Listen, that's okay.
I mean, statistics show that one third of the American housewives this year will have an affair.
I don't like the way this conversation's going.
And which way is that? You're trying to pick me up.
How am I doing? Well, I guess you're doing fine from where I'm sitting.
But, Sam, whose side are you on, anyway? Look, I'm sorry, but I don't want to be picked up.
Fidelity's wonderful.
Okay, we're leaving.
Now.
Okay, we're leaving.
ALLlSON: Nice talking to you.
See you again.
Bye.
You can't say you didn't give it a good try.
Bye.
Bye-bye.
Listen, if we ever met again Yeah.
maybe I'll take you up on that drink.
Mmm.
You got it.
(GlGGLlNG) Why didn't you at least talk to him? I mean, what harm could it do? Oh, Sam.
Oh, God.
I gotta get to the gallery.
You wanna come with me? No.
While I'm in the city, I'm gonna pick some things up.
Yeah, well, you already blew your best chance at that.
Look, I want you to do something for yourself for once, huh? Okay.
Okay.
Good to see you, honey.
Call me later.
I'll be at home.
Okay.
Bye.
Bye-bye.
Wxcuse me, I'm sorry.
Oh! I'm sorry.
I wanted to apologize for embarrassing you back there.
No, no, it's all right.
Yeah? It was just a giggle.
Hey, I like your friend.
Sam's always doing crazy things.
Yeah? I mean, never like that before.
Where are you going? Uptown.
So am l.
Isn't that funny? Do you mind if I tag along? Sure, why not? All right.
So, do you have some time on your hands? Boy, do you know You don't know how pretty you look when you smile.
You have to keep doing that.
I'm telling you, it's very good for you.
Look at this, we're right by my apartment.
I wanna stop up there for a second.
I wanna get a coat.
Getting cold.
Your apartment? Yeah, it'll just take a sec.
Well, I don't know.
Come on.
Well, okay.
I'm cold.
Boy.
Yeah.
Hey, this is really nice of you.
You know, I'm sorry I put you out of your way and everything.
Come on, it's right here.
You know Uh-oh, you're not gonna believe this, but I think I left my keys at the restaurant.
Yup, I did.
Have no fear.
Old army trick.
(LAUGHlNG) Okay.
Watch this.
Yeah.
Modest.
Make yourself at home.
It's lovely.
Yeah, well, thanks.
The maid comes twice a week.
(CHUCKLWS) Who's this? Oh, the photo.
So when did we take it? Oh, that's my brother and his wife.
Oh.
She She has the same color hair you do.
No What's the matter? Come on.
This isn't right.
What? Something made you want to come here with me.
(CHUCKLWS NWRVOUSLY) I wanted to talk to someone.
Okay, we'll talk.
All right? But I want you to sit down, make yourself comfortable.
And I'll make us a drink.
Okay.
It's jammed.
(RATTLlNG CABlNWT DOOR) Why did you do that? You wanted a drink, right? You didn't have to wreck your cabinet to get it.
It's not my cabinet! In fact, this isn't even my apartment.
Whose is it? How should I know? You mean you just broke in here? No, we broke in here.
You talk too much.
Stop! We are going to do what we came up here to do.
No.
Stop it! What the hell ALLlSON: Don't! Who are you people? I'll tell you right now, I'm calling the cops.
I won't take this.
Don't move.
Hey.
Hey! (GASPS) (SCRWAMS) Hey! (GRUNTS ANGRlLY) Come on.
Dryden.
You're way over the top.
Come on.
Let's go.
Come on, come on.
Come on, walk.
Forget about the girl.
Come on.
Walk.
Okay, speak.
Hello.
OFFICER: Yeah.
I want to report a murder.
Oh? Where, lady? (STUTTWRlNG) The address, 251 River Street.
Floor? Third floor.
What apartment? No, I don't know the apartment.
Check it.
Oh, I can't.
I'm not there.
We gotta know the number, lady.
Well, I don't understand.
Why can't you just send a couple of officers over to the place? You don't need me.
Take it easy.
Who did it? No, I don't know who the guy was.
He was just somebody who picked me up.
I don't know his name.
We gotta have some names.
For goodness sake, someone was murdered.
What were you doing up there? All right, we just broke into the apartment No, no, I mean that the guy who picked me up broke into the apartment.
All right, lady.
What's your name? My name? Hang up.
Hang up.
God, what if someone saw me walk into that building? Great, I could go to jail.
What if they find me? What if they don't find him? I've gotta call Ross.
No, no.
Don't do that.
What are you gonna do? Tell him that you were with some strange man and went to some strange apartment? He'll love that.
He'll just love it.
You can forget the rest of what happened, he won't hear anything after that.
It's hopeless.
Wait a minute.
There's this guy that I've heard about.
And he helps people when they've got nowhere else to go.
He has an ad in the newspaper.
He's supposed to be absolutely wonderful.
(GROANlNG) (SlGHlNG) (SlGHS) (CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING) (PHONW RlNGlNG) (CONTlNUWS RlNGlNG) Oh, hell.
(MUSlC STOPS) (COUGHlNG) Robert McCall.
ALLISON: Are you the Equalizer? I have a problem.
Yes.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, I understand.
Well, I have to see you right away.
You want me to meet you? Look, I'm sorry.
I'm a little under the weather.
Tell him that it's urgent, that it can't wait.
It's gotta be now, it can't wait.
All right.
Well, let's say in about an hour's time.
There's a little cafe No.
No, it's gotta be in a public place that I choose.
All right, all right, name the place.
(SlGHS) Can I trust you? Well, you called me, didn't you? No, forget I said that.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Name the place, all right? (COUGHlNG) ALLlSON: But talking to the police officer, I realized that I could be implicated in the murder of that poor man.
Indeed, you could.
Ross is never gonna understand that something just snapped this morning and I couldn't fight it anymore.
But when it came down to it Look, I couldn't sleep with anyone else.
I couldn't cheat on my husband.
I didn't.
No, no.
Quite, quite.
Look I need to know more about this man.
Well, l I don't know what else to tell you.
Well, did he talk to you? Did he shout? Something like that.
What? What? He said, "Don't move.
" All right, his gun.
What was his gun like? Was it large? Small? It was small.
And he took it from here.
And Just a minute.
You said he took it from his ankle.
Yes.
And he just went and shot him.
Did it have a loud report? No.
How many shots did he fire? Just one.
Where did he hit the man? In the chest.
He just walked in the other room and shot him.
Yes.
He's a trained assassin.
What? The man who took you up to that apartment is a professional killer.
I can't believe it.
Mrs.
Webster, you're gonna have to go to the police.
No.
I told you why I can't.
You have no choice.
I'm terrified.
My husband Mrs.
Webster, you are the witness to a killing.
You have possible information which may lead to the apprehension of that killer.
You have to go to the police.
Would you go with me? Please? All right.
Off we go.
Thank you.
We got what you gave the sketch artist.
We got my people out there looking for the guy.
And we'll have a man put on to watch the house.
The house? Oh, my God, can this man find me? There's over seven million people in this city.
(SCOFFS) I don't think it's very likely.
But if this dude does make a move, we'll be there.
The way he's operating, it's just a matter of time till he hangs himself.
We'll get him.
(SlGHS) Thank you.
You think they'll really find him? Well, the police are very good at their job.
I still don't know what to tell my husband.
How about the truth? You don't understand Ross.
This will tear his orderly world apart.
It's your world we're talking about.
But I live in his! I just don't know how to face him.
All right, all right.
Shh.
Come on.
He can keep the money.
I just want him out.
I tried to get you someone else, but you wouldn't spend the dough.
Dryden was an A player.
Yeah, nowadays, it's more like C.
You know, the last five years, he's gone way over the edge.
Stability was never a prerequisite in Dryden's profession.
When we get there, watch my back.
You screwed up, Dryden.
That broad? She has nothing to do with anything.
You're reckless! I can't accept that.
You'll get what you paid for.
Keep the down check.
You're off.
Hold on.
Don't Don't do that! I'll I'll clean it up.
It's too late for that.
I'll clean it up before the hit goes down.
You're out.
Let's go.
(POLICE RADIO CHATTERING) ALLlSON: Ross, I know how you feel.
And I'm so sorry.
It wasn't something I planned or anything.
I'm supposed to believe that? Well, what the hell? I might as well.
With the load you're bringing me, who can tell one road apple from another? What's that supposed to mean? Well, you figure it out.
At least you can do that much.
I don't believe you, Allison, you got it? Your wife is in danger, believe that.
I'd like you to stay out of this.
I brought him into it.
Yeah, well, you wouldn't have had to if you'd have stayed home this morning.
But she didn't, did she? Look, I left home this morning and everything was fine It was not fine! Wverything was fine! I come home, I find out my wife's been fooling around.
She brings home someone who's old enough to be her father to tell me about it.
Now, how am I supposed to deal with that? Ross, this man can help us.
This man should be home in bed.
Oh, I agree.
Oh, I really do agree.
I can take care of my own wife.
As you wish.
(PHONW RlNGlNG) I'll get it.
You say good night to your friend, Allison.
Now.
I'm sorry I wasted your time.
Oh, you haven't.
Not really.
At least the police are looking for the man.
And they're protecting you.
Can he find me? Not if I find him first.
(CHUCKLWS) Thank you.
Good night.
Hello, Allison.
(PWOPLW CHATTWRlNG) You wanna feel 10 years younger? I think I might end up looking 10 years older.
That's a good one.
(McCALL COUGHlNG) (ROCK MUSIC PLAYING) You don't need an lD to get into these places, Bob.
I'm looking for a hitter.
Well, that's not my department.
Third floor.
Apparently, he's the type who holds to the theory that sex before an important contract steadies the nerves.
Always seems to for me.
How about you, Bob? Oh, shut up.
Also, apparently, he likes his sex laced with a little danger.
Oh, now that's interesting.
What's his name? Caldrin, if I knew his name, I wouldn't be asking you to locate him for me, would l? Put some of your people onto it.
They may have crossed his path.
That's his description.
This is a long shot.
Yeah, I know.
I know.
Oh, you know what, Bob? I could use a little help in return.
You see, there's this new broom down at the agency, this guy named Jason Mazor.
Unfortunately, I've met him.
You have? Oh, well, that's terrific.
Because I need a hook.
You know, a few of the right words into the right ear because ever since he got there, and I don't know why, but we just do not hit it off.
And you know me, Bob.
I get along with anyone.
I don't think I'm the man to help you.
Oh, best efforts, huh, Bob? (POLICE RADIO CHATTERING) (FOOTSTWPS APPROACHlNG) (OFFlCWR WXCLAlMS) (DOOR LOCK RATTLlNG) (GASPS) Allison.
Allison, will you calm down? Run.
What the hell is happening? (SHUSHlNG) Allison, what the hell's happening? (WHlSPWRlNG) It's him.
ROSS: Come on, let's go.
(WNGlNW STALLlNG) ALLlSON: It won't start.
Come on.
We can't.
We're flooded.
Oh, shut up! (lNAUDlBLW) (WNGlNW RWVVlNG) I got it! Oh, my God.
(GROANS) (WNGlNW RWVVlNG) He's coming.
(SCRWAMlNG) Drive.
(GRUNTS ANGRlLY) (THUNDWR RUMBLlNG) He came right to the house.
He found me.
He came to kill me.
Will you help us? Please.
Help us.
Follow me.
Where are you taking us? (BWWPlNG) Stand clear.
After you.
You'll find clothes in the closet.
All shapes and sizes.
There's plenty of food in the refrigerator.
There's no law against being comfortable, is there? Come on, I'll show you around.
There's the bathroom.
Kitchen through there.
Bedroom's this way.
ROSS: Hey, are we really safe here? (BOTH CHATTWRlNG) Sindee, this is the man I was telling you about.
Dana tell you about the man I was looking for? Is that your first name? Dana? Oh, barfo.
Geoffery Dryden.
Certainly fits the description.
This man, where'd he pick you up? In a restaurant down in Soho.
It wasn't till later I realized how crazy he was.
Monsterama, I swear.
Violent? Well, nothing I couldn't handle.
But he got weird.
I mean, he wanted Well, never mind what he wanted, it's where he wanted to do it at.
Oh, you mean in public? Yeah.
Took us over.
It was like he was hoping that we'd get discovered.
Now, is that weird? No.
What's weird is when nobody came along.
You understand, when nobody discovered us, he couldn't perform.
You get it? Yes, yes.
I get it.
I get it.
Well, then tell me, 'cause I don't.
I know weird.
Believe me, she knows.
Thanks.
Now, this guy is basted.
Yeah, look, thanks a lot, Sindee.
You're welcome, Dana.
Save me the trouble of plowing through this.
Who's Dryden's employer? A guy named Macklin.
He's a contractor.
The building type.
He has an office over on the West Side.
I don't know who the target is.
It doesn't matter.
It's the buyer who's important.
(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING) (SlGHS) Wxcuse me, would you hold that for me? My wallet's in my back pocket.
What I want from you is not.
What's that? Geoffrey Dryden.
Where is he? I don't know.
But if you do, why don't you use that thing on him and do us all a favor? Well, I might just do that.
Whoever you are, you got some nerve coming in here like this.
You got references? Maybe we could do business.
Geoffrey Dryden.
Pull him off the girl.
I pulled him off everything.
What Dryden does now is his own business.
On the contrary, anything that happens to that girl is very much my business.
And I promise you, I will hold you responsible if anything does.
Wanna swap? Thank you.
(BULLWTS CLATTWRlNG) I bust my chops, I give you everything and this is my payoff? You bust your chops because you love it, not because you're making a sacrifice.
You're wrong! I can't believe this is happening to me.
I'm amazed at how you do that.
You have the uncanny ability of taking any situation and twisting it so that it revolves totally around you.
It's your job, your house, your life.
Well, this didn't happen to you, Ross.
This happened to us.
That's because I'm not running away from my life.
At least you have one.
What are you doing? I'm going out.
I'll go with you.
No.
It's It's not safe out there, Allison.
I'll be at Samantha's, that's safe enough! Oh, great.
She'll probably give you the name of a good divorce attorney.
You just can't open your eyes, can you? (PHONW RlNGlNG) Yeah, yeah, all right.
Coming.
Yeah? ALLISON: Sam, I have to talk to you.
Ally, you all right? Oh I just had a blowup with Ross.
Okay, honey.
Relax.
Why don't you just come up here right now? All right? I'll be here all afternoon.
I'll be right there.
Thanks.
Bye.
(DOOR CLOSWS) Hello, again.
You know, I really wanted to see your friend again.
I thought maybe you could tell me where she was.
And you know what? You did.
(SlGHS) (DOOR OPWNlNG) Allison? Where is your wife? She left.
What do you mean, she left? She shouldn't be out in the streets.
Where is she? She went to her friend Samantha's.
Call her.
Could this guy find her there? He's in the business of finding people.
(WXCLAlMS) (PHONW RlNGlNG) Please.
(GROANlNG) Shut up! It's my fault she left.
We had a fight.
Come on, come on, come on.
(GROANlNG) Shh.
Please.
(RlNGlNG) (BWWPlNG) Let's go.
(lNTWRCOM BUZZlNG) (BUZZlNG) SAMANTHA: Look, leave us alone.
You don't have to do this.
Please, please let us go.
It's not too late.
Allison! Allison! Sam? Sam? Hi, there.
Sam? Sam? Oh, no.
Sam.
Oh, no.
I thought we'd finish what we started.
Why you running? (SCRWAMlNG) Wait.
Wait.
Leave it to me.
There's no place to go.
Oh, you want to play hide-and-seek, huh? Here.
Here.
There? You can't go any place.
Can't hide.
(SCRWAMS) (WXCLAlMS) Ow! Ow! Stop! Do as I say.
Right here.
No! No! Knock.
Ally? Allison? (GASPS) Knock again.
Allison? (SHOUTlNG) Allison? Hi.
Come on.
(SCRWAMS) (SOBBlNG) Dryden! (SCRWAMlNG) (SCRWAMlNG) (ALLlSON SOBBlNG) It's okay, baby.
It's okay.
WOMAN ON MACHINE: Hello, Equalizer, I'm in serious trouble.
I went out with this guy last night and when we were both standing in front of the mirror, I could only see my reflection and I just thought (FAST FORWARDlNG) (BWWPS) Hello, this is Mark Peabody from the New York Herald.
I would be very interested in doing a story on you.
Who are you and what exactly (FAST FORWARDlNG) (BWWPS) Mr.
McCall, this is Allison Webster.
I don't know where to begin to thank you, but Ross is taking a week off work and we're going to the Hamptons.
Hopefully, we can put our marriage back on the right track.
We're forever indebted to you.
Thanks.
That's nice.
(WOMAN GREETING IN FRENCH) Bonjour.
Hotel Strasbourg? Oui.
Monsieur Scott McCall, s'il vous plait.
I'm sorry, monsieur.
He has gone out.
Oh, I see.
You will leave a message? Yes, yes, I will.
Would you just tell him that his father called, please? Yes, I will.
Merci.
Goodbye, monsieur.
(DOORBWLL RlNGlNG) (SlGHS) Bet you didn't know they were this small.
Harvey, go away.
You don't understand.
I am giving you this negative-ion machine on a free 10-day trial basis.
(COUGHS) It's incredible how many positive ions there are in here.
(FAKW CHOKlNG) It's choking me.
So, where should I put it?