The Mentalist s02e14 Episode Script

Blood In, Blood Out

Heads again.
That's 18.
Heads again.
And: VoilĂ .
- I believe that's the wager.
- Pay up.
So, what's the trick? Trick? Tell me what the trick is, and I will give you the money.
Trick is I have supernatural powers.
It's a two-headed coin.
Right? - Looks normal to me.
- Hmm.
You did something to the coin, right? Come on, man.
I gave you 20 bucks.
- Uh, can I help you? Am I in the way? - Kimball said I could sit here.
- Kimball? I'm a friend of his.
Elise Chay.
Elise, yes.
I'm Teresa Lisbon.
- Cho's talked about you.
- It's nice to meet you.
- You must be Rigsby.
- Oh, hey.
- It's a pleasure.
- It is.
I like putting faces to names.
Um, I have to ask you.
- Patrick Jane.
Is he? - Over here.
- Oh, hi.
- Hi.
- I thought he'd look scarier.
- He's resting.
- Hey.
- Hey.
I was just meeting everybody.
Just getting to the embarrassing questions.
That's why we're leaving.
Our reservation's at 8.
- Well, it was nice meeting you all.
- Have a good night.
- Let me just get this.
- Okay.
I'll be by the elevator.
Kimball Cho? - That's right.
Detective Florey, Oakland Homicide.
I just caught a shooting on the east side.
Hoping you can help.
You want CBI's assistance, you have to run it by the agent in charge.
No, I'm not asking for CBI, agent.
Just you.
Me? Why? Well, we haven't ID'd the victim yet, but we got his phone.
Three calls to your number in the past few days.
That bring a name to mind? - What's the victim look like? - Asian male, early 30s.
Some prison tats.
A gangbanger, probably.
- What's the address? - All right.
I'm on my way.
Duty calls? There's a homicide in Oakland.
They want help with the ID.
You're gonna disappoint that lovely lady out by the elevator for a corpse? - In Oakland? - Job's a job.
- I'll come with you.
- No.
I'll do this alone.
Agent Cho.
Detective Florey.
Victim took three bullets in the back.
Wallet's missing, but I don't think it was a robbery.
He still had his phone on him and some cash in his pocket.
Also this.
Mean anything to you? No.
His name's David Seung.
Got out six months ago after doing time at Folsom.
He's a banger.
Member of the Avon Park Playboys.
Avon Park Playboys? - My old gang.
- You ran with the Playboys? Seung's only family is his grandmother.
Same last name.
She lives on Telegraph Avenue.
- Know what he'd been up to? No idea.
Haven't talked to him in 13 years.
What about those calls? He left a couple of messages, said he needed help.
Didn't call him back and find out why? No.
Anything else, detective? - We're good.
Thanks for your help.
- Thank you.
- All right, what's the story? - You heard the story.
Why did he call you for help? Were you friends? We used to be best friends.
He was like my brother.
Does that look funny to you? Like, thicker? Why? I'm thinking Jane weighted it on one side so that it always lands heads.
Except, when I flip it, it doesn't always land heads.
Comes up tails half the time.
Maybe there's a technique to tossing it.
Not getting enough sex from Van Pelt.
- Shh.
We don't talk about that.
It's so good to see you after all these years.
What can I do for you? - You never visited him in prison, did you? - No.
Twelve years.
It's a long time.
I told David about you.
When you joined the Army, when you became a police officer.
He always looked up to you.
You'll be working to find who killed him, won't you? No, ma'am.
The case belongs to the Oakland Police.
They'll find whoever did this.
That detective woman, she thinks David got killed because he was in the gang.
That's not true.
- It does look like that's what happened.
- No.
He left the gang.
He had a job.
Just because he told you he left doesn't mean he did.
He wouldn't lie to me.
Seung when I knew David, I heard him lie to you many times.
About what he was doing, who he was with.
Oakland Police will handle it, okay? Please, Kimball.
Won't you help? I'm sorry, Mrs.
There's nothing I can do.
So he's a friend of yours? Was a guy I used to know.
We'll cover if you wanna take time to look into it.
- Absolutely.
Boss won't mind.
I'm not getting involved.
But he was your friend.
He was a gangbanger, Van Pelt.
Bangers get shot.
Not the first guy I used to know to get shot, won't be the last.
It's funny.
Grandma there seemed pretty certain he was no longer a gang member.
- She's wrong.
- She seemed pretty sharp.
Maybe he got shot because he was trying to leave.
- That happens, doesn't it? - Whatever.
Oakland's got it.
How much time is Oakland P.
Gonna spend on a gangbanger? Not much.
What's your point? There must be someone that can tell us that he was or he wasn't a member.
I mean, just for kicks.
Okay, then just to soothe your troubled conscience.
So the mean streets, huh? Yep.
Your old stomping ground.
You could say that.
Stole a car over there when I was 14.
- Yeah? - Crashed it over there.
- Don't wander.
- No worries.
We're closed.
Jon Jon.
- Is that you for real? - Yeah.
Man, I heard you was a cop.
I said, "No way.
" - Dog, this is Kimball Cho.
- Yeah, I see him.
He's a Playboy from way back.
- Called him the Ice Man.
- No.
You wanted something done cold, you got Cho.
- Well, it's still the same.
- Who are you? Uh, Patrick Jane.
Nice to meet you.
Great store.
Some kind of drug dealership, is it? No.
I read somewhere that And this is very interesting.
- The average drug dealer would make a better wage serving burgers.
Is that accurate, do you think? There's chumps and there's players in any game, bro.
- I guess.
- Hey.
You hear about David Seung? - Yeah.
- Any idea who killed him? No.
Was he rolling with you? That what got him in trouble? Why would I tell you anything? Just wanna confirm it's a gang beef, and I'll leave it alone.
When David got out of prison, we asked him to put in some work.
Get him back in the groove, you know? He said no.
He was quitting.
He quit.
Then about a month ago he calls.
He's all, "I need to talk to KS direct.
" Like he had some kind of deal? So he's working with KS and not the gang.
That's wrong.
That's disrespect.
You're in or you're out.
Ain't no halfway, right, Ice Man? - What kind of deal? - Don't know.
I do know KS is seriously mad at you for what you did.
Well, he should learn to let go.
Thanks for your help.
Oh, Jon Jon.
These numbers mean anything to you? - No.
- You certain? Yeah.
You absolutely certain? - What's with this guy? - All right.
We're going.
You know, your obsession with eating is an infantile attempt at coping with the persistent anxiety you feel.
Now, if I may recommend something a career change would be very good for you.
Don't take this the wrong way but who came up with "Avon Park Playboys"? - I mean, it's not very tough.
- Funny.
Let's go back to Sacramento.
Ice Man.
I know where it comes from, but I just Tell me you didn't come up with that.
You can do better than Ice Man.
What do you got? When Seung got out of prison, he went to work for a janitorial-services company.
Rigsby found where David worked.
- Lisbon know he did that? - Got an address? - I'm working on it, so just Find out if Seung was dating? - Give me a hint on the coin trick.
Ockham's razor.
- What razor? - Bye.
- Let's go pay a visit to David's old boss.
- What's the point? He was a banger.
- So he had it coming? - Yes.
Let's go and see his boss, get a second opinion.
- And who's this KS, by the way? - He's a gang leader.
Bad guy.
- What did you do to make him mad? - I shot him.
That'll do it.
I saw David last night.
I was dropping off payroll when he was starting.
David mention anything about the Playboys? His PO got him the interview.
I knew about his past.
- Why did you hire him? - I don't mind hiring ex-cons.
They need a second chance.
When they get one, they appreciate it.
- They're loyal.
Keeps turnover down.
Hey, you.
Can I help you with something? Do your job.
Third floor men's room is a disaster.
Whole floor's starting to stink.
Middle management.
Excuse me? Catch more flies with honey.
It's a sound business principle.
Obviously one you never learned, hence, uh, middle management.
Have a nice day.
He's gone.
I started this business thinking it would be nice not to have a boss.
Truth is I have dozens.
You know what these mean? I have no idea.
No idea at all? Uh No.
- Uh, I don't know what else to tell you.
- No need.
- Thanks for your time.
- No problem.
Good luck.
Hey, guys.
I got a call from Detective Florey with Oakland Homicide.
Did we take over the David Seung case and nobody bothered to tell me? Because she's hearing from witnesses you've talked to.
Oh, uh, we're just pursuing a little independent investigation.
- We don't do those.
- My bad.
Checking if David was with the Playboys.
Ballistics connected the gun used to kill him with another shooting a year ago.
- It was the Playboys.
- Great.
Maybe we should go see this KS character, huh? Or not.
I told the professor the evidentiary issues were secondary to the procedural question and she looked at me and said, "Hey, your hair is on fire.
" Hello? Sorry.
I heard that.
Hearing isn't the same as listening.
- Are you okay? - Ahh.
I'm fine.
Kimball, you're talking even less than you normally do.
What's on your mind? Nothing.
Which means something, but you don't wanna talk about it, right? Right.
Well, we don't have to talk.
On the floor! Hey, hey, hey.
- Take it easy.
Shut up! Get down.
Stay away from her! - Stay out of Playboy business.
She's got some pretty bad bruising and lacerations, but she'll be okay.
You'll be fine.
Just hang in there.
It hurts to talk.
- You okay? - Yeah.
Are you coming with me? I have some things to take care of first, okay? Then I'll come see you.
We're taking over this case.
We'll liaise with the Oakland P.
, but we're in charge.
I'll look into the Playboys.
Rigsby and Van Pelt will talk to the people at Seung's work.
He was shot two blocks from work.
Maybe somebody saw something.
Cho? Cho? Where are we going? Why did you shoot KS? It's a gang.
There's gotta be some kind of rules against that sort of thing.
KS wanted to do a home invasion.
You go in, hold a family hostage, take all their cash.
I wouldn't do it.
But KS wanted me on the job.
We argued.
He pulled his gun.
I pulled mine faster.
Tagged him in the shoulder.
- Ouch.
- That's when I left the gang.
Gave my gun to David.
Couple of days later, he boosted a car.
They pulled him over, found the gun on him.
With the possession charge, he got 15 years.
You felt responsible because it was your gun.
No, I thought he was stupid to have it on him.
- And then you joined the Army? - Two weeks later.
I wanted to get as far away as I could.
Told myself I'd never go back.
How's business? Jon Jon's gone.
- Wanna talk, find him.
- Not Jon Jon.
Where's KS? - Where's KS? - Simple enough question, I thought.
You serious? Where can I find him? - I don't talk to cops.
- I'm not a cop tonight.
No badge.
Where is he? I'm not leaving until I get an answer.
I'm gonna ask you one more time where KS is.
- You don't tell me, I break your arm.
- Screw you, man.
- Let's reconsider - Shut up.
- I'll do this all day.
Where's KS? - Okay.
Okay, man.
You're gonna break my arm.
All right.
Call me back.
Heard from Jane or Cho? I can't get them on the phone.
- They won't return my messages.
- Don't know.
- Cho hasn't been to the hospital.
- Damn.
I went over the list of people working with Seung the night he was killed.
Four of them are at the same job site today.
A financial firm called Cedar Creek Equities.
- The place Jane and Cho went to, right? - Yeah.
Go, talk to whoever's in charge set up interviews with anyone who worked with Seung.
And if you hear from either of them, call me.
- What did he call it? - Ockham's razor.
- What is it? - It's some logic thing.
Basically says you should avoid complexity when solving problems.
- What does that have to do with heads? - I have no idea.
I'm Agent Van Pelt, this is Agent Rigsby.
- We're from CBI.
- What? Did something happen? No, but we need to speak with the director of operations, Adam Reed.
Is he in? Not right now.
Would you like to leave a message? Need to talk to him as soon as possible.
Is he in the building? Sure, um but he could be anywhere, and I don't know when he'll be back.
Then maybe you could call him and ask him to come back.
I guess I could do that.
- Bad cold? - Huh? Oh, it's allergies.
You know.
They drive me crazy.
That's KS's house? - I'm going in.
You stay here.
- Don't move.
- I'm not going anywhere.
We're looking into the murder of David Seung.
Yeah, it was shocking.
Saw him around the office occasionally.
We didn't have any real interaction.
I don't, uh, hang out in the men's room checking out the paper products, so Ever see any arguments between Seung and co-workers? Not with staff.
Cleaning crew, I don't know.
You'd have to ask them.
- Where can we find them? - Downstairs.
Uh My girl Crystal can help you with that one.
Crystal! - Yes, Mr.
Reed? Yeah.
Could you please take these agents downstairs and let them talk to all the janitors? Sure.
On your way back, get me a decent cup of coffee.
- Yes, sir.
- Thank you.
- Thanks for your time.
- You bet.
You're losing energy.
Shoot him.
Cap him.
Drill him.
There you go.
There you go.
Nobody move.
Hands where I can see them.
- Cho.
- KS.
It's been a while.
- What are you doing here? - We need to talk.
- I got nothing to say to you.
- I'm not asking you.
In there.
Go on.
Go on.
I'll shoot anyone who comes through that door.
What is this? - Did you kill David Seung? - Who? Good to see you too, bro.
Haven't changed much.
Someone came to my house, hurt my girlfriend.
Told me to stay out of Playboy business.
- That's good advice.
- Still mad I shot you, huh? Not mad.
- Determined.
- I can shoot you again if you want.
Just keep talking without telling me what I wanna know.
You're not gonna shoot me.
Try me.
You're a cop.
You'll do what the man says.
I'll do what needs to be done.
You know that.
I didn't put the beat down on your girlfriend.
I didn't kill David.
Okay? David came to me a month ago.
Wanted to buy some coke.
Five large.
I hooked him up.
That's all I did with him.
What were you arguing about? That much weight wasn't just for him.
I figured he was selling.
- You told him to cut you in? - Yeah.
He wasn't down for that.
Said it was a one-time thing, no more.
You're lying.
I'm taking you in.
Get up.
- Not going to a good place, Cho.
- Shut up.
Get the door.
You must be KS.
Very nice to meet you.
Let him go.
- Put your gun down and I'll let him go.
- No way.
What's it gonna be, Cho? It's on you.
Well, let's just take a breath.
Think about what we want.
- You don't really wanna shoot me.
- No? No.
My friend and I are cops.
No matter how crazy and tough you are everyone knows what happens when you kill a cop.
If you're lucky, you spend the rest of your life in prison.
If you're lucky.
You don't wanna shoot KS.
You do, you'll never find out if he killed David.
You'll destroy your career at CBI.
So let's just embrace this moment and think about what we want.
And just relax.
Just loosen up and relax.
Oh, yeah, that feels so much better.
Get out.
Thank you.
Actually, l Whoa.
It's okay.
Just don't shoot.
Just a plastic bag.
Nothing to it.
These numbers, they mean anything to you? You are one strange freak, man.
Okay, well, I'll take that as a no.
We should arrest KS and bring him in.
Plenty to hold him on.
Ah, he'd come surrounded by lawyers.
Not his first time in an interrogation room.
- Besides, I think he's clean for this.
- Clean? How? He told you that he sold the drugs to David.
Why would he do that? Why would he kill him? What motive? Hey.
They look good.
- Lighter than air.
Why'd you call him? Oh.
Um, you're an unreliable partner.
- I nearly got shot.
- Lf David was selling, he was using.
He was using, he could have screwed up with KS a thousand ways.
Seung wasn't using.
Tox screen came back clean.
Got the report.
No drugs.
See? - Then KS killed him for another reason.
- Too complicated.
Ockham's razor says the simplest solution to a problem is usually the correct one.
Right? - Right.
So if I flip a coin and I get heads 20 times in a row yes, I could have rigged the coin.
But if the simple answer is the right one two coins.
A two-headed version to flip.
And a real coin to show you, my friend.
- I knew it.
- What's that got to do with David? David bought $5000 worth of cocaine he didn't sell and wasn't using.
Think simple.
Who got the drugs? Hi, Crystal.
What you got there? Where did you get the drugs? This is a homicide investigation.
Give us a name.
Was it David Seung? Yes.
Yes, it was David Seung.
He gave me the drugs.
No, you jumped at that too eagerly.
It's not a good idea to lie to us, Crystal.
I can't tell.
He'll hurt me.
Has he hurt you before now? How? Um He likes to get high and beat me and then have sex.
- Crystal, that's sexual assault.
- He somebody you work with? Crystal, if you tell us his name he won't hurt you again.
Adam Reed.
And did Adam get the drugs from David Seung? - Yeah.
- How? Adam caught David stealing a laptop.
And he knew that David had gang connections so he figured he would know people who had access to good coke.
Adam told David he would turn him in unless he got us the drugs.
Adam Reed blackmailed David into giving him the drugs? Yes.
Thank you, Crystal.
That was lovely, thank you, Crystal.
Do you know what these mean? Uh l Where did? How did you get those? One for me.
One for you.
Two for Whoa.
Lady, if you don't wanna go to jail, leave now.
What's going on, fellas? What the hell is this? First of all, that's not mine.
She brought that in here.
- It has nothing to do with me.
- Come on, let's go.
- Sit down.
We don't care about that.
Oh, you're a true Renaissance man, aren't you? Businessman, drug dealer, blackmailer, sex abuser.
You're talking to Crystal? Huh? The crazy cokehead? You can't believe a word she says.
Don't mess with us.
Then there's the shooting of David Seung.
- I had nothing to do with that.
- We think you did.
You know what these are? Because I do.
These are passwords to financial accounts of some of the firm's wealthiest clients.
David Seung was stealing these when he was killed.
The drug buy was just a warm-up.
This is what you really wanted him to do, wasn't it? You wanted him to steal the account numbers so you could sell them.
But something went wrong and you shot him, didn't you? - I had nothing to do with that! - You did.
You broke into to my house and you beat on my girlfriend.
- And threw the blame on KS, right? - No.
I did I don't know where you get your info but you're on the wrong track.
- Where's the gun, Adam? - What gun? The gun you used to kill David.
That's crazy, man.
I want my lawyer right now.
Aah! - Cho, you gotta take it down a notch.
We can take him back to the office, okay? We need him to confess.
If we don't have the gun, he's gonna walk.
- We'll get there.
- Cho, it'll be fine.
You got cuts on your knuckles.
You get those when you hit somebody.
You went to my girlfriend's apartment.
Punched her in the face until she bled.
And you killed my friend David.
Admit it.
- That's from something else.
- Admit it! Yeah, I bought drugs from David Seung.
I admit that.
So? The rest of this, I don't know what you're talking about.
Last chance.
You killed David and you hid the gun.
Where? - Don't know.
- Too bad.
Why won't you listen? Where we going? Where we gonna go? Hey.
- Where are you taking me? - Cho.
Open up.
- Cho! Cho! Cho, come on! Cho.
Come on, man, open the door.
Hello! Hello! Hey.
Open the door.
- Cho.
- Somebody! Cho! - Hey.
- Open up.
Come on, open it up.
Thank you.
- Oy.
Thank you.
You know which way they went? - That way.
- What, to the left or right? - Left.
Yeah, that way.
Thank you.
You should use this as a learning experience.
What? No, please don't.
Please don't.
Unh! Cho.
Hey, come on.
You got a key? Quick.
Oh, hell, Cho.
Is he dead? Yes.
He wouldn't talk.
Oh, no, this is not good, Cho.
- You're out of control.
- He made me mad.
And you, you stay right where you are.
Rigsby, put the body in the car.
Uh - Rigsby, put the body in the car! - Right, yeah, fine.
- I won't tell anybody about this - Be quiet, I'm thinking! What's to think about? He didn't confess.
If he was guilty, he would have talked.
- I guess.
- What do you think, Frank? I don't I don't know anything about it.
Really? Well, that's odd.
Because I think you lied about knowing these numbers.
You're wrong.
All those days cleaning the bathroom, picking up the trash.
It must feel pretty good getting rich off their accounts.
- I didn't do that.
- What's with the gloves, Frank? They're work gloves.
You're not working now.
Take them off.
Go on.
- Some reason you won't take them off? - No.
- You got some cuts.
- Slow down.
This doesn't have to end the same way.
Frank, just tell us.
Tell us the truth.
I don't know what you're talking about.
- You shot David Seung.
- No, I didn't.
You said you were dropping off payroll the night he was killed.
You lied to us.
You saw what happened to him.
- I'm trying to help you here.
- Show me your hands.
- No.
- So Jane's right.
It was you.
- No.
- Oh.
Frank, don't make me kill you too.
Now, you tell me the truth.
You tell me the truth and I won't hurt you.
L l I'm not Stop! Stop, I confess! I killed David.
Don't let him shoot me, please.
- Tell the truth.
- You'll deny it later.
L l I broke into your girlfriend's apartment.
I cuffed you.
I made you watch.
Look, see? See my hands? - Where's the gun? - In the storm drain out front.
It's okay.
I believe him.
I believe him.
- You killed him.
Uh, nope.
Cho, he's confessed.
You won.
You won, you don't have to hurt him.
You don't have to hurt him.
- You're right.
- It's okay.
We found the gun.
Ballistics are a match.
You didn't hire David to give him a second chance.
You hired him to steal for you.
He was lifting laptops and data.
All you had to do was threaten to violate his parole.
Why kill him? He was stealing for you.
He said he was gonna quit.
He didn't want any of it.
Said he just wanted to live his life.
I thought he was gonna tell the cops.
The other gunman that was with you when you broke in on me.
Who is he? Tony Wade.
He works for me.
We're done here.
Come on.
I apologize for accusing you of crimes I knew you had not committed.
And for assaulting you.
That's it? Yes, that's it.
I thought that was very good.
This is incredible.
Absolutely incredible.
This case won't last 30 seconds in a court.
The lawsuits, however, will last for a very long time.
Come on, Adam, let's get out of here.
Agent Cho, you've made my client a rich man.
- One more thing.
- What's that? We have testimony from Crystal Hargrave that will lead to Mr.
Reed being charged with several felonies.
They include narcotics trafficking, extortion, sexual harassment Never be admitted.
Fruit of the poisonous tree.
Not even from the same forest.
Our DA is willing to talk a deal with Mr.
Reed in the interest of mending fences.
If he's interested in mending fences with us.
- We'll speak to the DA.
- Good.
May I come in? Thank you.
When I heard David had been killed I assumed it was because of the mistakes he made.
Because he hadn't changed his ways.
Yes? I was wrong.
You were right.
David had changed.
David called me.
To ask for my help.
But I never called him back.
When I learned he'd been killed I didn't want to admit that maybe he'd turned his life around.
Because that would mean admitting I let him down.
I'm sorry, Mrs.

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