The Equalizer (2014) s01e21 Episode Script

Unpunished Crimes

Wven in America, no one is safe.
(GASPlNG) Frank! The children! So if you have any intention of surviving this ordeal, I would suggest you get your family act together as soon as possible.
Twenty million dollars! Keep talking.
You calling me a liar? It's mine.
I invented it.
I want this man's will broken.
I don't care how you do it.
No one was supposed to die, Gianni.
Harrison will see you now, Mr.
Third office on the left.
May I help you? Yeah, I'm Frank Donahue.
And I'd like to see Mr.
One moment, please.
Donahue is here to see Mr.
GRISWOLD ON INTERCOM: I'll be right there.
If you'd just wait a moment, Mr.
Donahue, someone will be right with you.
Donahue? I'm sorry, but I don't see your name in my book, and Mr.
Cane never sees anyone unless he has an appointment.
You don't understand.
I've been trying to call him for three and a half weeks.
Well, if you'd just leave your name and address with the receptionist, I'm sure we'd get back to you later.
Yeah, I already did that.
Call security.
Donahue! Mr.
Donahue! Please, stop! Mr.
Donahue! Mr.
Donahue, you have to stop.
You can't go back here.
Donahue, please.
MAN: Hey you! Stop! (BANGlNG ON DOOR) Sorry for busting in like this.
But I've been trying to get in touch with you for a few weeks now and all I'm getting is the runaround.
I don't know who you are but you better get out of here.
I'll get security.
Wait a minute.
Miss Griswold, would you see that the pounding on my door stops? GRISWOLD ON INTERCOM: Yes, sir.
What's your problem? You got exactly three minutes.
The Penatrax fuel injector's the problem.
It's the Donahue fuel injector.
Let me guess.
You're Donahue? That's right.
I invented it.
All right? I spent six years of my life and every dime that I got.
And now, I see that Penatrax is retailing it all over the place.
You'd like a piece of the action? It's mine.
I invented it.
My lawyer tells me I can take you to the cleaners if I litigate this, but I don't want to spend 10 years in court.
All is I want is a fair share of the royalty.
And I want my name on it.
Donahue, who are you with? I'm not with anybody.
Donahue, we're an organization of considerable resources.
We've been working on this problem for years.
I submitted my design to you eight months ago, and you sent me a letter of rejection, and then you went out and patented it.
You stole it! Mr.
Donahue, we get these nuisance cases all the time.
We never settle, we always fight, no matter what the cost.
You calling me a liar? I got a few of my log books, with entries for every test I ever made in the past six years.
All right? And I got boxes of this at home.
I'm gonna bury you with them.
Whit, get me the patent summary.
Gerry, I'd like to see the engineering reports.
Can I see this, please? Hey! (GRUNTlNG) Hey! I need some help in here! Let go of me! Let go of me! Get him away! Get him off me! I'll bury you! I'm gonna bury you! I'm pressing charges! DONAHUW: You're all a bunch of crooks! You won't get away with this! Gotta stop this craziness.
Stuart, it's getting out of hand.
That guy can bring us down.
Do you understand? I want his papers destroyed.
(SlRWN WAlLlNG) MASATlR: I mean I mean, you got no reason to complain about.
I mean, we're talking about a family of four, Iiving off Mrs.
Donahue's school teacher salary, got three mortgages down on your house, that heap you drive around that the bank owns.
You're complaining! You're lucky you got bond at all.
I'm telling you.
You know I wanna help you, Frank.
You know I do, but I'm telling you, we can't handle any more of this business.
Assault with a deadly weapon, does I told you.
I didn't do anything.
I was just talking to him, okay? I know, I know.
You're my client, Frank.
I believe you.
But I can't guarantee you that a jury's going to.
All I'm saying is behave.
Stay out of trouble.
Keep an eye on him, Mrs.
I will.
And get the papers to me as soon as possible, will you? I mean, that's our case.
I'd sleep a lot better if they were in the vault.
Hey, don't worry about a thing.
We got them! ON ANSWERING MACHINE: Hey, man, name's Manny.
I don't know how you can advertise that odd stuff.
Hey, anyway, I'm just calling for the morning line.
Catch you later.
Not those kind of odds.
(MACHlNW BWWPS) ON ANSWERING MACHINE: Hello, Robert, it's Danielle.
I am in town for a few days and I'm dying to see you.
Perhaps for dinner? Perhaps for Well, you will think of something.
(CHUCKLES) Well, I'm sure I'll I'll think of something.
Hey, McCall! Come over here.
I want you to take a look at this.
Oh, my God! I don't believe it.
(LAUGHS) Hey! Hey! Hey! Don't worry about a thing.
Come on.
Come on.
We gotta find our leak, right? Listen, by the way, the truck broke down, so we're not gonna be able to make it for the disposal.
Look, we'll do it next time.
You wanna pay me for today? This way, we keep current, huh? It's simpler that Jock.
Why don't I pay you tomorrow, after disposal? Tomorrow I'm in Hoboken.
I think I got you penciled in a week from Monday.
You what? Well, maybe Friday.
We'll try and make it.
Jock, did you or did you not say this was a five-day job? (SlGHlNG) l I mean five at the most.
Four, five days, I said.
So? Did I say consecutive? No.
Look, this is the real world, McCall.
You know, I got a lot of people I gotta keep happy.
I got a lot of pressure.
I'll take a shot at Thursday, all right? DONAHUW: Wasy.
All right.
(GRUNTlNG) Be careful, our whole future is in these files.
Watch it with that.
Watch the box.
Dinner's ready.
Yeah, okay.
DONAHUW: That's it.
That's it.
(WXPLOSlON) (BOY SCRWAMlNG) Frank! Frank! The children.
(SlRWN WAlLlNG) You asleep? Yes.
What are we gonna do? I'm gonna keep sleeping.
I'm worried about Dad.
He cares about that more than anything.
Maybe this is the best thing that ever happened to him.
(SlGHS) He cares about us, too, a lot.
We gotta help him.
Nobody can help him with anything.
Yes, we can.
What? Just take a look.
The Wqualizer? This is a joke.
Look, when are you gonna learn to grow up? Get out of here.
Come on, get out of here.
Get out of my room.
Come on.
Get out of here, man.
Move it out.
Ow! (LAUGHlNG) (GROANlNG) I have a concussion.
Rick Donahue? Wd! Wd! Wd! Wd! What? Look! So, it's a joke, huh? Well, start laughing.
What do we have then? We have possible arson, destruction of evidence, these people would appear to be somewhat ruthless.
Do you think you can help us? Oh, I'm sure I can.
Great! Uh What do you How do you How much do I charge? Well, that depends.
(WHlSPWRlNG) This is crazy.
You see what kind of car he was driving? We can't even afford to fill up the tank.
Mind you, this week I've got a special on.
I work for you, helping your father, you work for me.
All right? You need help equalizing? (CHUCKLlNG) I suppose, you could put it that way.
My kitchen has been destroyed by a small man looking for a small leak.
It needs a lot of work on it.
It needs like carpentry, painting, cleaning up.
Well, we're good at that.
(SlGHlNG) Sounds like a pretty big job.
Oh, yes! Yes, it is.
It is a pretty big job.
I mean, it does need thinking about.
I don't care, it's a deal! How about you? I'm kind of busy.
Come on, Wd.
School's out, isn't it? Yeah, but I'm still kind of busy.
I'll talk to you later.
I better speak to your father.
He's in the basement.
He's been down there all morning.
(GUN CLlCKS) (GUN COCKlNG) Dakota 7.
62 automatic.
You liberated that, did you? Robert McCall.
And you must be Frank Donahue.
I would be very, very careful about that That ammunition, if I were you.
I mean, it's very old.
It could turn back and bite you.
And then, that would leave the job half done and Then, where would you be? I'm partial to shotguns, myself.
You're not a hunter by any chance, are you? You haven't got a double-barrel, 1 2-gauge shotgun rusting away somewhere, gathering dust, huh? Oh, it's a pity.
(McCALL WXCLAlMS) Now, here's an idea.
Tried, true, most effective.
I would recommend caution, however, because you can so easily nick your finger when you (CHUCKLlNG) Oh, dear.
Oh, dear.
I understand, the preferred technique is in a bath tub.
Water at body temperature.
Oh, I've never quite understood the purpose of that, but if that's the way it's done, well, there you are, that is the way it's done.
Who are you? Are you a cop? No, no, no! I'm a private citizen, employed by your son.
What? Oh, he's worried about your welfare.
(CHUCKLlNG) I mean, look a that.
They call this progress.
This will be no use at all for your purpose, will it, Frank? (CRYlNG) McCALL: This is ridiculous, Frank.
Utterly ridiculous.
If Mr.
McCall hadn't come, I don't know what would have happened.
I just wanted to tell you and say I'm sorry and it won't happen again.
Just don't.
What's the matter? I I just can't take it anymore.
I've been through so much, for so many years.
(STAMMWRlNG) I just can't take it anymore.
Why do you make her cry all the time? I'm trying to tell you that things are gonna be different.
It's not gonna be the same anymore.
You'll have to trust me.
I can't.
I can't believe you, Frank.
You've made so may promises you've never kept.
What are you saying? Maybe there's nothing left.
I don't know.
Maybe we should just give up.
(SOBBlNG) This family doesn't work.
What's the use of trying? No! It works! We can make it work.
That's what Dad's saying.
Don't be talking like you know what Dad's saying all the time! It makes me sick! And you make me sick.
Oh, come on! You think you can tell me what to do? No! (ALL SHOUTlNG) Stop it! Stop it! can do as you can! Stop it now! Do you hear me? (ALL SHOUTlNG) SUSAN: I can't stand this! McCALL: Wnough! I think I've heard enough.
Why don't you all sit down? Why don't you all sit down, now? I'd like to tell you something.
I was invited here to do a job.
It is a job I usually do exceedingly well.
There are, however, certain things I do not do.
As other people do not do windows, for example, I do not do family therapy.
Now, I would submit to you that your worst is yet to come.
So, if you have any intention of surviving this ordeal, I would suggest you get your family act together as soon as possible.
Now, when you've done that, if you feel so inclined, call me.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
See you next month.
Whit, can l talk to you? It's considering that Donahue man.
What about the mortgage? Can he meet the payment? Not unless he's got some source of income we don't know about.
When's it due? First of the month.
Fifteen days grace period, four more days to go.
What bank? City National.
See that they call it in on the 16th.
Stuart (SlGHlNG) Any other creditors? Wight or 10, mostly small.
Pressure? Not very much.
They trust him to pay up.
They like him.
He's an honest man.
Stuart Undermine it.
I want this man's will broken.
I don't care how you do it.
Make him sorry he ever heard of Penatrax.
I want him crushed.
I want him signing my paycheck, do you understand? Well, some of us around here aren't sure we want you signing ours anymore.
That's What? It's no matter.
I'll have it taken care of, myself.
By the way, Whit, you're fired.
DANIELLE ON ANSWERING MACHINE: I'm so sorry I was out when you called, Robert.
An old friend, you know.
Nobody special.
Your idea sounded wonderful, as I knew it would be.
Perhaps tonight, if you're free.
I'm on my way to Hoboken.
Listen, about Thursday, I think I can make it.
(DOORBWLL RlNGlNG) I knew you'd be happy.
Hey, while I got you.
My mechanic guy's a crook and he wanted to keep my car a week.
Can you believe it? You got a good Jaguar mechanic, McCall? RlCK: Hi.
Couldn't persuade your brother to come, then? But you came.
We made a deal.
What do you want me to do? Follow me.
I want all this cleared away.
Think you can do it? It's gonna take awhile.
There's a bucket in there.
(SCRWAMlNG) (CLOCK TlCKlNG) McCALL: Frank? Frank? Go away, McCall.
What's the matter? You're feeling sorry for yourself, are you? Where's Susan? Her mother's.
She left.
The family is gone.
It's over.
Don't worry.
I'm not going to kill myself.
I didn't suppose you would.
Well, I'll be off.
I don't suppose No, no, no No, no, I suppose you wouldn't wanna hear about your son.
Something happen to Wddie? No, no, no, it's not Wddie.
It's Rick.
What happened? Nothing.
He's fine.
Stop playing games.
What happened to Rick? Oh, so you are interested, after all.
It's not completely over.
Rick is safe, but he needs your help.
They all need your help.
You may not care about yourself, but why don't you come with me and make sure that the rest of your family is safe.
Well, you'll be safe here.
Reasonably comfortable.
I'm afraid you'll have to send out for food.
You and Frank, in the guest bedroom, which is up there to the end of the corridor to the left.
And I've got the boys in here.
I'll sleep out here.
Okay, then, Rick can stay with me.
WD: I'm not sleeping out here with him.
DONAHUW: You'll do what I tell you.
Stop it both of you.
McCALL: Yes.
Stop it.
Do stop it.
You all right? Yeah.
You've done a lot of hard work here today.
Why don't you take a break? No, that's okay.
(HORN BLARlNG) Why don't you make yourselves at home? I've got a call to make.
Will you excuse me? Hello, Jock? Yeah, Jock here.
Who wants him? McCall, Jock.
Yeah, yeah, McCall.
I've bent a couple of good clients out of shape.
That's what I'm calling about.
The job is canceled, Jock.
Something came up.
If I change my mind, I'll call you.
Hey, McCall, you can't just cancel Thank you, Jock.
Your 2:30 tomorrow has been switched to Friday, and, oh, I checked with Mr.
Brennan, and he said the Donahues are gone.
What do you mean the Donahues are gone? They called and there was no one there.
Why wasn't I told of this sooner? Well, Mr.
Brennan just told me.
Well, you tell Mr.
Brennan that I wanna know where they are now.
I don't like surprises.
Let me know as soon as you find out.
Yes, sir.
All right, come on, tell me what you found out about Stuart Cane? He's a tough company guy.
Lot of lawsuits, very aggressive legal practices.
Many would say crooked.
That I expected.
1977, this guy Cane goes on an international junket.
Four other executives from Penatrax go with him.
Whole bunch of them are snatched by terrorists.
No ransom or nothing.
And? Few days later, Cane walks out slightly wounded, they fly these other four guys home in body bags.
And then, when Cane returns to the Penatrax headquarters, he was a hero.
You got it.
And with his opposition out of the way, his rise was meteoric.
I'd say so.
They made him chief executive officer in six months.
(SCOFFS) I'm beginning to get the picture.
And it stinks.
What about the terrorists? It's a group called Red Wind.
It has since been absorbed into the political mainstream.
Gianni Greco's little group.
I know them.
Oh, I know them.
So, we have a fascinating question.
All the others were killed, but Stuart Cane was allowed out alive.
Why? The agency, they have a whole list of all ugly possibilities.
But I gotta tell you, none of it is prosecutable.
They just dropped it.
Well, I won't, Sterno, I won't.
I think perhaps a little talk with Mr.
Greco is in order, don't you? McCALL: Good to see you, Gianni.
How have you been? You didn't bring me up here to inquire about my health.
(SlGHS) If I knew you wrote that note, I wouldn't have come.
Well, now that's why I didn't sign it.
You know, since the old days, I've followed your career with great interest.
You've become respectable.
You can't insult me, Robert.
(CHUCKLWS) I was ahead of my time.
Yes, I suppose by some stretch of the imagination you could describe the kneecapping of magistrates as ahead of your time.
What do you want? I need your help.
Why should I help you? Because I am about to play a game with Stuart Cane.
Lift it! You gotta help me lift it.
You know how much this weighs? What we gotta do is tilt it and then use the dolly.
What's a dolly? That's a dolly.
Oi, tilt it, tilt it.
But do not, I repeat, do not scratch my floor.
Hi, Mr.
Oh, hi, Frank.
Hello, Mr.
WD: Now we're good.
SUSAN: White is so boring.
Maybe I can talk him into pink or Kelly Green dishes or DONAHUW: I don't think so.
Something White? No, no, no, I like white.
Boring sometimes is extremely stimulating.
Danielle stopped by, Mr.
She did? Didn't she get my message? She didn't mention any message.
Danielle's a fox.
(LAUGHlNG) BOYS: She is.
Yes, I must admit she is somewhat vulpine.
You could look that word up in the dictionary.
Didn't she leave me a message? Did she say where I could get in touch with her? She said she didn't know where she'd be.
Or who she'd be with.
(DONAHUWS LAUGHlNG) She said, she'd have to call you.
Oh, fine, fine.
You have fun at my expense.
When you've all finished, I might give you some news.
SUSAN: News? DONAHUW: What? Oh, what news? No, no, no, it's not important.
You just carry on, have a good giggle amongst yourselves.
The news is that tomorrow your problems will all be over.
(CHUCKLWS) (SlGHlNG) (GROANS) (SCRWAMlNG) What in the world No, no, no, no.
(GROANlNG) Oh, no, no, no, don't bother.
They're right outside, I heard them talking.
I can't make out the language.
Whenever we traveled, my wife would deal with all of that stuff.
She must really be worried right now.
We're supposed to be at the Andersons' for dinner.
You know, I was always afraid something like this might happen.
And now it's happened.
How long have we been here? Well, I don't know, they knocked me out.
The guy next to me, I can't be sure whether he's dead or unconscious.
(GROANlNG) Who are they? What do they want? How should I know? Ransom? Who the hell knows what any of these guys want? How many of them are there? Oh, let me see.
Six or seven of them got me.
When did they get you? Wednesday morning.
Me, too.
Tuesday night.
Coming out of the theater.
I was talking to my wife and the first thing you know You don't understand.
There's been some kind of mistake! There's been some kind of mistake.
My name is George Cox.
You must want someone else.
You must want someone else.
Look, if you tell me what you want, I might be able to help you.
Why don't you speak? What have I done? What do you people want? Look, you must want some other George Cox.
I'm not supposed to be here.
I mean, what would anybody want me for? I just run a corporation that makes women's perfume.
What are we all doing here? What do they want? Who are all you people anyway? Well, I'm Charles Webber, Seaboard Securities.
Richard Phillips, Phillips Pharmaceuticals.
All CWOs? PHlLLlPS: Yeah.
And chairmen.
Stuart Cane, Penatrax.
Well, Stuart.
I'd say we drop back and punt.
(LAUGHlNG) You think it's funny? I don't.
I've been through it before.
I have a bad heart.
Richard Phillips.
Phillips Pharmaceuticals.
Think of yourself as a pioneer, Phillips.
An example, the first of many.
A deterrent to others like yourself.
Proof, that even in America PHlLLlPS: No, please.
no one is safe.
No! We will be back.
COX: I really don't understand why I'm here WWBBWR: I remember one time I was held up in Rome COX: I don't.
I'm an honest man.
WWBBWR: Guy needed money for drugs I haven't done anything wrong.
I understood that I've always gone out of my way to be fair with people.
There was a reason.
I looked the guy right in the eye.
to do with my wife.
And I knew that his mother had fixed him a bowl of pasta for lunch.
(COX SOBBlNG) It was human.
Yeah, ltalians Italians are different.
COX: I met my wife when I was 18.
WEBBER: This is a whole new experience for me.
You know, you read about kids getting kidnapped, getting murdered.
My son's a sophomore at Yale now.
We finally paid for the house.
Got so much to look forward to.
I don't understand what's happening here.
How did this happen to me? Right.
WWBBWR: What's going on? (SPEAKING FRENCH) No.
Wait, wait.
No, wait.
CANE: No, no, no, no, no, wait.
I have a proposition.
I have a proposition.
I can be much more valuable alive to you, to your movement.
Twenty million dollars.
Keep talking.
I control the books to a large corporation.
Wvery quarter that my personnel remains undisturbed, I will have one million dollars transferred to a numbered Cayman lsland account.
Think what your organization could do with such resources.
Naturally, I would have to release you.
No, I don't think so.
No, wait! I did it before.
It worked, I delivered.
What are you talking about? 1977, Red Wind, I made the same deal with them.
Only they were taking a chance.
I wasn't even CWO.
Now, it's certain.
You're lying.
If they freed you, they would lose control.
How could they force you to deliver? I gave them control.
How? I killed the hostages myself.
In 1979, the leader of that group was assassinated.
Perhaps you had something to do with that, too.
That wasn't part of the arrangement.
It was strictly personal.
(SPWAKlNG FRWNCH) (SOUND OF GUN FlRlNG) (LAUGHlNG) (FOOTSTWPS APPROACHlNG) Who the hell are you? My name is Robert McCall.
One videotape recording of your confession to the murder on the 23rd of April, 1977, of four of your own colleagues.
What do you want from me? Two things.
First, your resignation.
Then a recommendation that Mr.
Frank Donahue be given due credit for his invention.
And a reasonable recompense and profit from that invention which you had stolen from him.
So, that's what this is about? Yes.
Well, it doesn't mean a thing.
After I came back in '77, people were asking questions.
I have to assume that they found some answers.
If they didn't prosecute then, I don't think they're going to now.
Are you willing to stake your life on that? Sure.
The government obviously has some dirty laundry they don't want the public to see.
I'll make sure that people see.
Anyway, Mr.
Cane, I think that if I were in your position, I would be worrying about what the board of Penatrax think rather than what the government think, or even the police, come to that.
A man who is capable of such atrocity is hardly the sort of person that a leading corporation wants at its head.
Why should I do what you say? How do I know you won't use those tapes anyway? Well, now you don't, do you? But at the moment, I would say you hardly had any choice.
Is my resignation absolutely necessary? Wssential.
You'll find the door straight down there.
There's a car waiting outside to take you wherever you wanna go.
The man you had assassinated was my brother.
Gianni! No, no! No! No one was supposed to die, Gianni.
You remember, we agreed no one was supposed to die! (CAB HONKlNG) McCALL: Your cab's here.
Frank, all the way to Queens? All the way to Queens.
Well, when the profits start coming in from Penatrax, you'll have no difficulty in buying the cab.
Thanks for everything.
My pleasure.
Thank you so much.
(WXCLAlMS) (ALL CHUCKLW) No, I mean, I'm Thank you for the kitchen.
It's a great job.
Great (GROANS) (LAUGHlNG) No, no.
It just needs a little glue.
No problem, no problem.
No, I'm extremely happy with my side of the bargain.
(CAB HONKlNG) I hope you are with yours, Rick.
He's gonna be happy when he plays back the phone messages.
Take care now.
Keep in touch.
SUSAN: Thank you.
Bye, Rick.
Bye, Wd.
WD: Bye, take care.
Look after yourselves.
WD: All right.
SUSAN: Come on, kids! Bye.
ALL: Bye.
(CHUCKLWS) DANIELLE: Robert, I talk with one of those charming boys.
So, all is finished.
You are free, I am free.
Say, 10:00, for un petit souper? (MACHlNW BWWPS) Well, I think a bottle of this is in order.