The Last O.G. (2018) s02e05 Episode Script

Sound of Da Police

1 TRAY: After 15 years in prison, waiting is easy.
It's like time slows down for me, and I see the beauty in everything.
[CHOMPING] The only thing that's hard for me to see the beauty in now is in the person I used to be.
I've moved past that person.
I'm a father now, and a father sets examples for his kids.
When you're a child, you act like a child.
- [BEEP] - But when you become a man, you get on your grown man shit and put those childish ways behind you.
Aah, come on, man! We been here four hours! My phone died two hours ago, man.
Come on! I'm done.
I'm done.
I don't want to be here no more.
All right, you're doing great, Shahzad.
- [HORNS HONKING] - Yeah, slow and steady.
Straighten it out.
Good, good, good, good.
Hey, learn how to drive before I beat your ass! I don't think he saw that you were a kid.
He was looking right at me when he said it.
Straighten out.
Straighten out.
There you go.
Perfect.
Now we're approaching a stop sign.
You know what that means, right? It's it's right on the sign.
Yeah.
Just making sure.
What are you doing? You didn't stop.
- Yes, I did.
- No, you didn't stop.
You rolled right You rolled right through it at a stop sign.
- [SIREN CHIRPS] - I did stop! Aw, shoot.
Pull over.
- I know.
I am.
I'm pulling over.
- Okay.
All right.
Stay calm.
Roll down your window.
Don't worry.
I will handle this.
I will handle this.
[POLICE RADIO CHATTER] Hello, Officer.
What seems to, uh, be a problem? You know you drove through a stop sign back there, right? Yeah, I'm sorry about that.
I'm teaching my son how to drive, so - Well, that's understandable.
- Thank you.
But I got to write him a ticket.
- What?! Are you kidding me? - He broke the law.
Oh, come on, man.
You know what? Instead of standing here, harassing my son, you should be somewhere else actually stopping a real crime.
All right, bud, you need to calm down.
I am doing my job here, okay? Okay, yeah, I'm sorry.
Yeah.
Can we start over, please? - Okay.
- I'm sorry, Officer.
I know that a law was broken.
I'm just asking you to take into account that no one was harmed, and this, uh this is actually a teachable moment.
No, I get that.
Someone came along and spoiled my father/son bonding moment, I'd probably get pretty pissed off, too.
Why don't we call it even, and I'll let you off with a warning, right? Thank you.
Thank you, Officer.
- Yeah, and I'm sorry for yelling.
- No worries.
No worries.
Stressful teaching your son how to drive, by the way.
- Yeah.
- I had to do it myself a couple times.
No kidding.
Well, thank you.
- I appreciate it.
- All right.
- Thank you, Officer! - All right! Wow! Way to get out of a ticket, Dad.
Yeah, well, you know what? Sometimes in life, when you're right, you got to put your foot down.
When you're wrong, you cry and claim you had to rush to a bathroom.
Yeah, I've seen Mom use that one before.
- Yeah.
Both are effective.
- Yeah.
By medieval times, things had actually gotten worse.
- Hey! - Hi.
How did it go? He is getting better.
Only one person spit on the car today, so that's good.
Yeah, I mean, Tray's gonna be impressed when he takes me out tomorrow.
What?! Uhh-uhh, he's not showing you how to drive.
That man hasn't driven in 15 years.
No, he just got his license back so he could drive the food truck.
I didn't think you'd mind.
I thought we were gonna have discussions before we made major decisions.
Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
That's right.
By the way, what was that, uh that $500 charge that I saw online for Louis Vuitton.
- I can't remember.
- You know what? A driving lesson ain't never hurt nobody.
At least he is trying.
AMIRA: I didn't know he could reach the pedals.
[LAUGHS] Burn.
That was a good burn.
That was a very good burn.
Nice.
Go apologize, though.
That was kind of mean.
- What? - You heard me.
Go apologize.
He's sensitive.
Go, go, go, go, go.
Hey, did we settle on a time with the Carrolls tomorrow? Oh, I forgot.
I thought we would just, like, hang out tomorrow.
Babe, we promised, all right? We can't cancel on 'em.
They're gonna think we have a problem with them.
I do! I mean, they are so annoying.
They're always like, "Can we go to breakfast? Can we go to lunch? Can we have dinner? Come have coffee.
Have wine in our backyard.
" I don't want to see they backyard.
I mean, they are so not interesting.
I get it, but you're the one who says we need more couple friends, and we got to put ourselves out there.
Oh, you're right.
But can we reschedule? No, we rescheduled three times.
They live down the block.
That would look bad.
- It would look very bad.
- [SIGHS] All right, well, I'm getting drunk.
Shahzad, this is where your grandpa first taught me how to drive.
By jumping in the car with a handful of cash and a gunshot wound, something about, "Drive, nigga! Drive!" That's horrible.
Yeah, but I might be embellishing a little bit.
You know what I'm saying? We was poor as shit.
That happened on the bus.
Man, you really lived "The Wire.
" Yeah, but I'm here with you, my son, teaching you how to drive.
First thing I got to teach you is how to relax behind the wheel.
For real, man.
You need to loosen up, okay? You're over there white-knuckling it.
You know, matter of fact, holler at shorty right here.
- Right here? - Yeah.
Yeah, yeah.
- [HORN HONKS] - Yo, what up? Oh, word.
All I said was hi.
Stop sign.
Slow down.
Okay, now pull over right here and let me teach you how to double park.
- [SIREN CHIRPS] - Oh, shit.
Come on, son.
Yo, straighten up.
- Put your hands up.
- My hands is up, man.
Be cool, Bobby! [RADIO STOPS] - What are you doing? - What are you doing? License and registration.
- Shahzad.
- What? Stop with the sudden movements, man.
- You trying to get us killed? - Here you go, Officer.
I stopped at the stop sign.
I know I did.
I counted to three Mississippi.
Don't you dare say the word Mississippi with this white cop.
You'll give him ideas.
What are you talking about?! I'm your father, man.
Listen to me.
- Here you go.
- Thank you, Officer.
And here's your ticket.
Hold on, a ticket.
This must be a mistake.
A ticket, off Wait a minute.
Are you serious? Don't you have anything better to do? 'Cause while you're standing here harassing us, you're wasting our hard-earned tax dollars.
Nobody in here pays taxes, brother.
- Sir, you need to calm down.
- I am calm! Look, Officer, I understand that you think I broke the law, - but I didn't.
- Mnh-mnh.
And I need you to take into account that nobody's harmed here, and this is a teachable moment.
I'm gonna ask you to put your hands on the dashboard.
- Oh, come on! - BOBBY: Aw, man! That's how they got me last time, cuzzo.
I'd like to see 'em try to plant something on me this time.
Shay, you should have seen how this boy was yelling at the police.
Wait.
You think he got the wrong idea from me? Oh, no, Josh, you good, okay? Shay's the black one.
You know you're supposed to tell him about all of this stuff in the street, Shannon.
What else did you skip teaching my son? How to do the Wop? Oprah Winfrey? Grape soda? Wait a minute.
Does Shahzad even know he's black? Shahzad knows he's black, okay? I just didn't have the talk with him about how to deal with the police.
What?! Then fine.
Then I'mma do it.
Oh, no, you are not having the talk with him.
That's what you're not doing.
But I'm the most qualified! Just because you sold crack does not make you qualified.
You know what? Me and Josh will go up there with you, and we'll all have this conversation together.
Come on.
Come on! All police are racists.
Even police dogs are racists.
Really, Jay, the dogs? If they could hold a match, the first thing they would do is burn a cross.
Shahzad, it's not about cops being racists.
It's about how you talk to that cop.
Talked? Shay, he yelled at him.
You can't do that.
There are three phrases you can say to the police "No sir," "Yes, sir," and "It was already like that when I got here, sir.
" Same thing you say to your prom date's father.
I was only doing what dad did.
This dude is white, okay? You got to be at least Steph Curry light-skinned to pull that off.
- How is that fair? - Fair? I got 15 years for selling 2 ounces of crack when there's white boys out here getting probation for stealing airplanes.
Why?! Racism.
Tray, can we not? I don't want Shahzad growing up to hate the police.
You threw a brick through a cop car window! The real Shay who sweared to God that government is trying to put AIDS into Pop Tarts.
You know what? I think we're getting a little off track.
Sure, there are some racist cops, but a few bad apples doesn't make the bunch bad.
This coming from a white dude.
No, he's right.
All cops are not bad.
And that's coming from a black chick that married a white dude.
And that's coming from a black ex-crack dealer.
Touché.
Coming from a black person who has a cousin named "Touché.
" Shahzad, bottom line is this.
At the end of the day, you could do everything right, and a cop still could kill you and get away with it.
It's not about racism all the time, like Tray likes to think.
But it does happen to black people more than it happens to anyone else.
But not to black people like us, right? - What?! - Shahzad! What'd you just say? There's the problem right there, Shay.
The boy don't think it could happen to him.
Let me tell you something, man.
You don't hear me say nothing, you better hear this.
The world don't care what kind of black person you are, okay? In the wrong place, wrong time, you just black.
You a'ight, Tray? You seem down.
I was thinking about my son.
I had to have the police talk with him today.
Oh, I remember that.
I had the talk with my daughter.
What'd you say to her? I told her, first and foremost, treat every cop with respect, no matter what.
- Mm-hmm.
- Word.
Then a SWAT team busted in and shot me in the stomach, so I don't remember anything after that.
Hopefully, it was enough to fill in the blanks.
ALEJANDRO: That's why I'm teaching my little man to avoid police at all costs.
It's that bad now.
Say word.
When I was a kid, my only worries was getting AIDS - or get hooked on crack.
- Simpler times.
I know I'm white and all, but I'm well aware of my privilege.
Shoot, I did my first robbery with a grenade launcher, and all they gave me was probation.
- What? - Mm.
The real problem that happened with Shahzad, I don't think he knows what it is to be a black male in America.
What we have here is a classic case of Theo Huxtable Syndrome THS.
What are you talking about? I'm talking about your boy being trapped in a black bubble of privilege.
He's got those glasses.
Probably goes to a real nice private school.
- Best in the city.
- I bet he lives in a brownstone that's got all those jazz musicians just coming in day and night, playing they music.
Yeah, well, Shay don't invite me over at night.
- But I can only assume so.
- Precisely.
So, your son has no concept of real black struggle, and he need to know, being a young brother out here, ain't nothing and no place safe, okay? Matter of fact, he need to come down to the school and meet the kids that I do the Scared Straight program with over at Andrew Johnson High.
The John? I used to go there, man.
I wish I could go back and drop out again.
Well, Tray, the school's still pretty messed up.
Like, the kids don't have nothing.
Saw a young boy the other day using a pizza box as a locker.
See, that's it.
- Shahzad needs a change of environment.
- Mm-hmm.
He needs to go where the real struggle is happening.
Mm-hmm.
Mm-hmm.
He needs to spend a day at the John.
- John! -John! - Oh, big John.
Sound like a bathroom, right? Toilet.
It is one.
- Hey! -Hi! - Hey! Hi, guys.
How are you? Good to see you.
Good to see you.
Mwah! It's good to see you.
Hi.
Great to see you.
You look great.
It's been so crazy.
Yeah.
Yeah, you guys look great.
- Thank you.
- Hope you guys are hungry.
- We are.
- Starving.
Come and sit down.
Yeah, exciting.
SHAY: So, what's good here? So, then John's big ol' foot steps on the hem, and the dress completely unravels.
[LAUGHS] Oh, my gosh.
See, that's why you can't wear sample dresses.
I didn't know.
She hid in the bathroom the whole time.
- [HORN HONKS] - Oh.
Oh, hey, this is us.
This is us.
- All right.
- Guys, so great to see you.
Mm.
Good to see you, man.
- Yes, let's do it again.
- We have to.
We got to do this again soon, guys.
- Absolutely.
So fun.
- I loved that.
Yes.
All righty.
- See you later.
- Okay.
Bye! Wasn't that fun? Yeah, it was a good time.
Man, I can't believe I was trying to avoid them.
- I'm so sorry.
- You notice anything odd - about Nikki's hellos and goodbyes? - Like what? - That Nikki was a mouth kisser? - A what? Yeah.
She kissed me on the mouth.
Maybe it was an accident, like, you know, when you try to kiss someone on the cheek, and then they turn left, and you turn right, and then your lips accidentally touch.
Yeah, I thought about that, but she did it twice.
Twice? Yeah, she did it once when we got there, and then she did it again when we left.
No, kiss you on the lips once, shame on her.
Kiss you on the lips twice, now you like kissing the bitch.
Bitch? You were just talking about her like you guys were gonna be best friends.
Well, that was before I knew she was trying to kiss my husband in the mouth.
I didn't even think it means anything.
I'm just overthinking it right now.
No.
No, where I come from, when a woman tries to kiss you on the lips, it means something.
Okay, well, in this case, I think it means hello and goodbye.
That's all.
Well, I feel like she feel every time she see you, she get to kiss you on the lips.
Now, you gonna need to nip this in the bud right away.
Or she gonna end up with some bald spots.
You feel me? Yeah.
Yeah, of course.
See? That's all you had to do.
See? Just that easy.
I see.
[BELL RINGS] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] Okay, everybody.
Okay, everybody, settle! God damn it, settle.
I'd like to introduce to you a former alumni here at Andrew Johnson High.
He later went on to sell crack, and he went to jail for 15 years, and he strongly denies doing any gay stuff in the pen, okay? Ladies and gentlemen, young adults, put your hands together right now for Tray Barker.
He also owns his own business.
Holla.
Thanks a lot for that terrible-ass introduction.
But like he said, I went here, too, so I understand what y'all go through every day.
Rats in the hallway, 50 kids in a class, raggedy ass books.
I failed history 'cause my book only had 12 pages in it.
I thought the Pilgrims shot Kennedy.
But I'm here 'cause I want my son to survive in this world.
And his rich, private school isn't preparing him for that.
YOUNG WOMAN: What are you talking about? Everybody here would love to go some rich, private school.
We hate it here.
That's what the struggle prepares you for life.
Yeah, but that don't get you a good job or to a good college.
Um, thank you.
And how is not having he in our classrooms gonna help me pass the ACTs? Struggle builds character.
If I wanted to build character, I eat the meatloaf off y'all cafeteria.
- [LAUGHTER] - Like, this is B.
S.
Don't nobody cares about us here.
Why would they? The person the school is named after is racist.
- Andrew Johnson? - Yeah, that's true.
All them old-ass presidents were racists.
But this is a school full of black and brown kids.
You wouldn't make a bunch of Jewish kids go to Hitler High.
Hell, no.
Y'all walk past a statue of a man who didn't even want y'all to have an education.
Isn't that like what you were telling me about earlier? Isn't that the same as the police mistreating us? I never thought of it like that, you know? You're right.
Touché.
Yeah? What? At my school, when they wouldn't adopt Singapore math, we resisted.
We refused to show work on our test.
[STUDENTS MURMUR] What I'm saying is y'all need to fight back.
Yo, he's right.
We should tear that statue of Andrew Johnson down.
Whoa! Listen Tearing down a statue at a school is a good way to get your first felony.
What if they just marched down to the principal's office? Just to let Just to let 'em know how y'all feel? Much better.
He's right.
Come on, guys.
Let's go to Ms.
Turner's office and give her a piece of our mind.
See? Letting him mix with real kids is gonna bust that rich, privileged bubble.
This is good.
[POLICE RADIO CHATTER, SIREN CHIRPING] TRAY: Shahzad, you okay? Sir, is there a problem? Yeah, this is my son! We cool.
We cool, man.
I understand protocol, man.
The Rothman School? - The one in Park Slope? - Yes, sir.
Hey, I'm letting this one go.
He's not one of 'em.
The hell he ain't.
Really? This was his idea.
Go.
Get out of here.
Yo, you really gonna leave? Thank you, Officer.
Have a nice day.
You okay? You all right? YOUNG MAN: Why'd you let him go? Yo, what? Really? That was a punk-ass move you did.
I don't feel good about it.
It's not fair that they let me go.
On the other hand, when I seen you sitting there cuffed, and there was nothing I could do, but your privilege could, and it did it.
You said my privilege is part of the problem.
Yeah, I know, but maybe I was quick to diss it.
Listen, Shahzad.
Growing up, I didn't have any of the stuff that you had, okay? I ended up exactly where my mother said I would go to prison.
But you different.
Is your privilege fair? No.
But neither is your below-average height, and your bat-like vision.
Use every advantage that you have.
Just try to figure out how to pull people up with you when you do use it, okay? I'm gonna be there to help you.
I promise.
I love you.
I love you, too.
Ugh.
I I can't breathe.
[LAUGHS] Don't worry.
I had asthma, too.
[CHUCKLES] NIKKI: What do you think about food tonight? - What are you in the mood for? - Ooh, I'd love that Indian place.
Josh! Hey! You off somewhere? Yeah.
Yes.
Yeah.
Aren't you gonna come down? Yeah.
Yeah.
Of course.
- Hi.
- Great to see ya.
Yeah, you, too.
- How you doing, man? - Good.
Good to see you.
- Nice to see you.
- My turn.
Hi.
I'm just gonna come here.
- No.
Ow.
- Ow.
- Are you okay? - Yeah, just hit I'm fine.
- Okay? - I'm okay.
It's Honestly, um, it's just that Shannon is kind of you know, she she doesn't want me kissing you hello or goodbye anymore.
Sorry.
Or anyone for that matter.
I mean, there's nothing wrong with it, but it's not really her thing.
It's not something that she is - What's going on? - Hi.
Josh was just telling us you have a problem with how friendly I can be when I greet people.
Oh, he put that on me, huh? We're so sorry if we offended you.
The whole kissing thing did throw me for a loop.
I just don't know people that do that.
I totally understand.
Sometimes I forget that.
I grew up all over Europe, and I picked up on certain things, you know, like kissing on the lips, nude sunbathing.
Well, just so you know.
I don't know people that pull they titties out in public, either.
[LAUGHS] Noted.
- Sorry if I made it awkward earlier.
- Water under the bridge.
Yeah, I know it didn't mean anything.
Anyway, we should get out of your hair.
- All right, well.
- Well, take care.
- All right.
You, too.
- Shake it out? Shake it out.
Shake it out.
Business.
Deal.
- Let me take this guy.
- See you later, man.
Take care.
Nice to see you.
- Good to see you.
- But that meant something.
- See you later.
All righty.
- Okay.
- Going for a walk! - Enjoy that ride! - Going for a walk.
- Okay.
[SIGHS] That was nice, huh?