The Mentalist s07e10 Episode Script

Nothing Gold Can Stay

- Hands in the air.
- Okay.
Get on the ground! Hurry up! - Give me your gun.
- I said do it! Your 211 pager.
Put it down! Get out of here.
Driver's calling it in.
Turn it up.
Come on.
Let's hurry up! Go! Let's go.
Come on.
Come on! It's this little cabin in the Hill Country.
Rustic, charming, very romantic.
- Rustic as in no running water? - Will that be a problem? When you said let's go away for the weekend, I was hoping for a place that leaves a mint on the pillow.
- Ah.
- Hey, Cho.
- Hey.
We have three men robbing an armored truck.
Subdued the guard, unloaded the cash, got out in 60 seconds.
Land speed record.
Any witnesses? They gave us heights and weights, nothing groundbreaking.
Tactics matched a team that's been knocking off payday loan shops.
But those are two-man jobs.
- Sounds like they made a new friend.
- Yeah.
Bank manager says this is the biggest cash delivery of the year.
Six hundred thousand dollars in wrapped bricks.
Any tracking devices or dye packs? They add those after the cash is broken down.
Lucky robbers.
- Luck is the planning you don't see.
- What kind of planning? - You think someone with the bank is involved.
- Seems likely.
A score this big gift-wrapped? We'll get surveillance up on the employees.
That sounds like a hassle.
Let's just ask them.
Full footage from the surveillance cameras in the area.
Good morning.
Can I have everyone's attention, please? Thank you.
Quick question.
Which one of you is the accomplice to the robbery this morning? Who are you? Patrick Jane, FBI.
You? Gil Clark.
I'm the branch manager.
Did you just accuse my people? Gil, I did.
Agent Cho will explain.
Nice to meet you.
Sorry to hear about the robbery.
- So, what the hell is going on here? - Be patient.
- Sorry to hear about the robbery.
- This is outrageous.
No, not really, not yet.
And thank you.
Well, that was my pleasure.
Uh, let me tell you something about guilt.
It's physical.
Increased perspiration, racing heart.
But when I just shook your hands, most of you were relatively calm and relaxed.
Which is incredible given the circumstances.
Except for, uh, you.
"Ken Fletcher.
" Senior teller.
Your heart, my friend, is racing like a greyhound.
- What's that supposed to mean? - Your hand keeps touching your pocket.
What do you got in there? Hmm? Empty it.
Looks like a burner.
Oh, you don't wanna be traced.
- Who gave this to you, sir? - I don't know.
I mean Answer the question.
Who gave this to you? I don't I just I mean Oh, no.
I think you killed him.
Fainting isn't evidence of anything.
I'm hypoglycemic.
I didn't have breakfast.
My blood sugar was in the basement.
So you got the burner phone because of your blood sugar? You doubled the cash order at the bank this week.
Was that the blood sugar talking? My client is not answering questions at this time.
I don't think Ken here, with his health issues, is really up for prison.
So let's improve his outlook.
Start with the robbers' names.
What robbers? I don't see any robbers.
Call me when you have somebody in custody.
He's holding out.
He won't talk until we have the others.
- We can track them down with his phone.
- Yeah, try it.
Know what? You run this one.
Might as well.
You'll be in charge soon enough.
- You sure? - Yeah.
- You're tired of hearing my voice, anyway.
- All right.
My friend has this "League of Legends" team and they're playing a tournament in Houston on Saturday.
I crush "League of Legends.
" - You wanna go? - That'd be awesome.
I figure we could drive down, and then maybe afterward we could stick around and have dinner.
- Yeah.
- Really? Sure.
Let's do it.
Yeah, I'll let him know.
Have you seen Jane and Lisbon? Lisbon went for the rest of the security video.
Jane just said he was running an errand.
Austin PD found the getaway car about a half-mile from the bank.
No prints.
Tell them to dust it again.
Anything off the phone? Fletcher made about a dozen calls this week to another burner.
- No way to tell who has that one.
- All right.
He must have been calling the robbers.
And they probably met in person at least once, right? That's a good point.
Can we use Fletcher's phone to track his movements? Definitely.
Every location we visit is tracked on our phones.
- I can use the cell tower hits to track his path.
- How long will it take? - Ten minutes.
- Text the list of locations to me and Vega.
- We'll canvass.
Let's go.
- Okay.
I hear you were getting locations for Cho.
- Yeah.
I just sent them.
- Well, good.
Can I ask you about something outside of work? Well, it was not totally outside of work.
You asked Vega out.
- How'd you know? - Uh, this is not my first rodeo.
- What's your question? - I'm trying to find a restaurant.
- And you wanna know how expensive.
- I don't wanna tip my hand.
You already tipped your hand.
Okay, but how do I impress her without coming on too strong? Keep it casual.
Not a hole on the wall, you know.
Not necessarily white.
And Wylie.
She already said yes.
That was the hard part.
Just try to have fun.
Wylie sent the list.
There are 14 locations Fletcher visited.
- We can cover those today.
- They're all over the county.
- Are we wearing jetpacks? - We'll get it done.
If you say so.
- You're definitely taking over the team? - Yes.
- Are you excited? - I don't really think about it that way.
Isn't this something you've wanted your entire career? - Yes.
- So be excited about it.
- I am.
- Oh.
So are there any changes you're going to make when you take over? Yeah, new rule.
Rookie agents are seen, not heard.
Good luck with that.
Where have you been? - For your pillow.
- Pillow mints.
Thank you.
I also got us a reservation this weekend at the Alhambra.
Resortish style place, room service, high thread-count sheets.
- You're gonna like it.
- You didn't have to do that.
But I wanna spend some time alone with you and that should be at some place you like.
- Are you gonna like it? Doesn't sound rustic.
- Yeah, I'll find a tree.
Uh, this is the security footage.
Yeah, could you, uh, replay it back from the beginning, all at the same time? Sure.
Stop it.
That's the alpha.
He's the one in charge.
That's what I thought too.
He's the only one who touches the money.
You see that guy over there with the semi-automatic? - Mm-hm.
- He's the new crew member.
None of the previous robbery victims reported heavy weaponry.
- The big gun stands out.
- Good eye.
You notice how the alpha never turns his back on him and vice versa? - They don't trust each other.
- Alpha does turn his back on the driver.
- What does that mean? - Well, they're brothers, obviously.
- Brothers? - Well, the alpha has a limp.
It looks like he has a lift in his left shoe.
That leg must be shorter.
And the driver has a very similar walk.
Different size of legs is a genetic anomaly.
I'll go tell Cho and Vega.
Did I say you can have one of those? Number four, 10 to go.
Those jetpacks sound better and better.
Be with you in a minute.
I'm Agent Cho, this is Agent Vega.
What's this about? You recognize this guy? He came in for breakfast on Sunday.
If you say so.
We have a lot of people in here on the weekends.
Is there something wrong? I'm busy.
I have customers.
Lisbon's text said two of the robbers have trouble with their left leg.
See that table back there? Look at the boot on that guy's left foot.
This is Cho.
I need backup at 5219 Burnett Road.
Possible robbery suspects in sight.
Hey, guys.
- Is there a problem? - No problem.
I just wanna talk.
Why don't we go outside? Let's get out of here.
Let me see your hands.
Don't move.
Stay calm, everybody, don't panic.
- Now, where's the third guy? - What third guy? I got this one.
Drop the gun.
Down on the ground.
Do it now.
No! Go, go.
Go! Go! Clear out.
Clear out of the way.
Oh, my God.
Call 911.
Tell them officer down.
Come here, come here, come here.
- I need to call it in too.
- No, no, they're coming, they're coming.
Okay, good.
Keep breathing, keep breathing.
Stay with me, okay? Good.
I just need you to calm down, okay? This is gonna hurt, all right? - Aah! - I know, I know.
I know.
You're okay.
Keep breathing.
Keep breathing.
- Where are they? - They're on their way.
Okay? - It hurts.
- I know, I know.
I know.
Just keep breathing.
- Did I mess up? - No.
No, you did good, okay? You did good.
Yeah, yeah.
Now, just keep me breathing for me, okay? Keep breathing.
In, out.
Okay, you're doing good.
Hey, look at me, Michelle.
Michelle, hey.
Just keep breathing.
Keep breathing.
Michelle, look at me.
Look at me, Michelle.
Excuse me.
- Is this where Agent Vega worked? - Sorry? I'm Detective Brian Portis.
Austin Homicide.
I've been assigned to Agent Vega's case.
- Does she work here? - Yes.
I'm very sorry for you loss.
Which was her desk? I have to ask that nobody touch that till I go through it.
Yeah, we know.
You know where I can find Agent Abbott? His office is right around there.
I'm sorry about this.
Just a BS regulation.
You're not allowed to investigate the death of your own guy.
Yeah, I get it.
We lost a man last year.
Sherriff's department took over.
It's hard.
You wanna be the one to catch the bastards.
The point is, I know what this is like.
I want you to know I'm here to work with you.
The diner hostess opened right up.
The crew were regulars.
They worked the video surveillance and ID'd the suspects.
Aaron Brunell.
Goes by Ace.
Seems to be the brains of the operation such as they are.
Tommy Brunell.
Younger brother.
He's the one who got shot.
And Steve Sellers.
Long sheet.
Lot of violent felonies.
He's the one who shot your agent.
Apologies, but I have to ask this.
Did Vega do anything unusual this morning? Anything different about her? I don't know.
I didn't talk to her, not even a good morning.
- It's okay.
I'll take that for a no.
- Look, you need to understand something.
You can have the collar.
Your department can take the credit.
I don't give a damn about that.
But this case is ours.
And these men, they belong to us.
Yeah, I get it.
I'm gonna need to talk to the agent that was with her.
You're Cho, right? Portis, Austin P.
- If you wanna take time to clean up, that's fine.
- I'm okay.
Seriously, I can wait.
All right.
Detective Portis interviewing FBI special agent Kimball Cho regarding the homicide of Michelle Vega.
Can you walk me through the events that led up to the shooting? Vega and I went out canvassing a little after 10.
We were checking locations where we believe the suspects had met up with the co-conspirator.
We checked four locations when we arrived at the diner.
I identified myself to the hostess.
It was at this point that Vega spotted two of our suspects.
She brought this to my attention.
How did it go with Portis? Fine.
Seems okay.
Well, you know I have to make the call.
Vega's file says that her next of kin is a aunt in Tampa.
- Does she ever mention anyone else? - It's her father's sister.
She's the only living relative.
- Yeah, all right.
Thought I'd just check.
- No, I'll make the call.
- You don't have to.
- Yeah, I do.
I was there.
I should do it.
Use my office.
Her number's on the computer.
Miss Vega.
This is Kimball Cho.
I'm with the FBI in Austin.
Yes, it's about Michelle.
Is there any more coffee? Uh, actually, I think we're out.
I'll make some tea.
No, no, that's okay.
I'm fine.
You don't believe in the afterlife at all, do you? No.
I do.
Do you think that's foolish or? No, of course not.
I just need to believe that she's someplace.
Austin P.
Might have caught something.
A gas station attendant spotted three men in a mini-van matching our description.
They were trying to buy bandages.
They didn't find what they needed, so they bolted.
- Where? - Windsor Park.
Well, couple minutes head start.
They couldn't have gotten more than a mile or so.
We'll have officers canvassing the area.
- And K-9 units.
- Couple of birds in the air.
We might wanna institute a shelter-and-place order.
Uh, maybe we should all just take a breath.
We got them contained.
We can find them right now.
Well, they would see cops running and helicopters flying and they'll go hiding.
When hunting a wounded animal, don't start chasing.
It will drive it to ground.
What's the alternative? Well no dragnet, no helicopters.
We make them feel safe.
Or they'll flee, then we'll lose them.
They're not thinking about fleeing.
They have more basic needs.
They're trying to find medical supplies for their wounded man.
They can't go to the hospital.
We could put our people outside local drugstores and let them come to us.
I said I'll work with you.
What do you want? - I say we go with Jane's idea.
- All right.
How many drugstores inside that radius? - A dozen.
- We're gonna need some more bodies.
All right.
We'll take it.
- You stay and monitor the radio.
- Sure.
This is Caldwell.
I'm at location one.
This is Cho, location two.
Lisbon, location seven.
Abbott, location 10.
Swaffer, location four.
Millovich, location five.
Abbott, location 10.
I have one of them.
He just entered the drugstore, 1145 Terrapin.
Everybody move in.
We need eyes on all of them.
And keep it quiet.
No sirens, no lights.
He just left the drugstore.
Headed south on Terrapin.
Turn the sirens off.
He knows we're here.
Brunell, drop the gun.
Let the woman go.
Go to hell.
Door! Get in.
Get in.
Suspects are traveling in a gold minivan with Texas plates.
They have a hostage.
Maintain pursuit.
Do not, I repeat, do not engage.
- They're inside? - Yeah.
Uniforms couldn't stop them.
Drove right into the garage.
The house belongs to Susan Cofield.
Early 70's, diabetic.
We don't know if they're allowing her access to medications.
Lives with her nephew, Phil.
He's in there.
- Has anyone spoken to them? - Portis just did.
We don't know what they said.
He had to talk to his superiors.
We have money.
- Jewelry.
We - Shut up.
It's gonna be okay, buddy.
It's okay.
Hey, hey, look at me.
Look at me.
Now you breathe.
Okay? It's gonna be okay.
What are they asking for? Food, a doctor for the wounded guy, a helicopter and a pilot.
They really are making it up as they go, aren't they? Normally, we should establish trust.
Try to humanize the hostages but I don't know if that will work.
I don't think they have compassion.
Well, I wouldn't say that.
It's a question of who they have compassion for.
They killed Vega.
Sellers did, not Ace.
They're in there because he was trying to get medicine for his brother.
That's compassion.
Should we send Tommy a doctor? Trade for one of the hostages? I was gonna say the opposite.
Ace is desperate.
If we help him then we lose our best leverage.
Our best bet is to just let Tommy suffer.
Sellers is in this for the money.
- He'll probably just as well let Tommy die.
- Well, that's even better.
We drive a wedge between them.
Divide and conquer.
Let's try it.
Is there anything we can give them? Try anything, she dies.
I won't.
What about a doctor? My brother's hurt real bad.
You can have a doctor.
- When? - As soon as you surrender.
Two Austin FBI agents at the Tasty Pancake House.
Shots were fired - What were you talking to cops about? - Nothing.
Pronounced dead at the hospital.
We said no secrets.
At this point all three men are holed up I said we get a doctor.
They're not gonna give you that unless you give something up like one of them.
- There's no way in hell I'm doing that.
- He is dying.
It's not my fault he got shot.
As soon as we have anything more.
I'm not going back to jail to save his sorry ass.
We agreed we're gonna get help.
Yeah, that's before we had cops on our ass.
Well Looks like it's working.
You wanted division, you got it.
That's a good start but we need to stir the pot.
Can you hear a television on in there? Sounds like the local news.
- Probably watching their own coverage.
- Excellent.
Can I talk to you? I had a look inside.
If we went in, we could take them.
There's armed men, things could get ugly.
- What about the hostages? - We could keep them out.
If we don't do something, they'll get hurt or worst.
Jane says he has a plan.
He's improvising.
I followed Jane down a lot of paths but I'm not sure he's right this time.
You wanna go in and take these guys out.
Is that about payback for Vega? Maybe.
What if it is? Just let Jane's plan play out for a little bit.
In the meantime, talk to SWAT.
Let them know we might wanna go in.
Which of the hostage takers are you negotiating with? - Sorry, can't say.
- Can I at least quote you by name? No.
Uh, a well-placed source.
That works.
Let's go now to our reporter Elizabeth Kerrigan, who is on the scene.
Elizabeth, what are you hearing? Thanks, George.
Officially, no deal has been made.
But a source tells me one hostage taker has started back channel negotiations for surrender.
What the hell? You talking to pigs behind my back? Quiet! I don't know what that bitch is talking about.
- Trying to cut your own deal? Sell me out? - No.
Please, let us go.
- You got something to say? - No.
- Please.
- Sit down.
That's what I thought.
Four teams will cover perimeter.
Alpha will make an entry.
- What are you doing? - The situation is escalating.
A hostage was attacked.
He's okay but that may not last.
We're afraid someone will get hurt.
- Just give me a little more time.
- I'm sorry, Jane.
We tried.
We move in five.
Don't go with them.
- We know what we're doing.
- No - Look, you don't have to.
- Yes, I do.
Abbott and Cho don't want to make an arrest.
They wanna kill them.
- Other people might get hurt.
- It's not gonna go down like that.
- We'll be all right.
- You don't know that.
- Lisbon.
- I have to go.
You two, sweep left.
You two, center.
Lisbon, with me.
- What is your guy doing? - Who? Jane.
- Hey.
- Jane.
Don't go in there.
- Jane! - Get back over here! I'm not armed.
Who are you? I can help you and your brother.
How? Well, you have to release a hostage first.
Forget it.
I'm FBI, take me instead.
What the hell is he doing? More valuable, better leverage.
Who will stop me from keeping all three? There's too many people to watch.
Come on, it's a good deal.
Sellers! Bring the crier.
Keep your hands up.
- Don't make me shoot you.
- What is it now? This guy wants to trade for that one.
Yeah, whatever.
- I don't understand.
We were about to go in.
- I am as angry as you are but he's already in.
- Give him some time.
- Time to do what? Trying to drive a wedge between these two.
Make them turn on each other.
Look, if anybody can do that, Jane can.
Let's pause for a bit.
Half hour.
All right.
all of a sudden it was this SWAT van that came out of nowhere.
And this is such a quiet neighborhood.
He's clear.
Stay there.
Need to get to the cops, get a move on that chopper.
- How do we do that? - I don't know.
You do not move unless I tell you to move.
I just need to make sure she's okay.
She's okay.
Do you see that bracelet? She's diabetic.
She could go into shock.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
How are you feeling? Scared but okay basically.
Yeah, you sure? You look a little flushed.
You feeling, uh, any numbness? I'm not sure.
How about your feet? Feeling numbness in your feet? Maybe a little.
That's what I thought.
I'm worried you'll start vision loss.
Your breath is getting shorter.
- Oh, God.
- It's okay.
Oh, oh, God.
- Stay calm.
- Oh, my God.
You've got some trouble here.
She's about to go into a diabetic coma.
- Not my problem.
- Don't be stupid, they have microphones here.
They have what? Where? Everywhere.
They can hear every word we're saying.
If they think she's in danger, they're coming in.
Damn it, I knew it.
Calm down, okay? Just hold on a second here.
Okay, look.
Here's what we're gonna do.
You watch him and I'm gonna take her out the side gate.
Come on.
Let's go.
Just calm down.
I'm gonna take you out of here.
This will all be over in a second.
Such a shame.
All this trouble for $800,000.
What do you mean 800? That's how much was taken.
We got the official count a while ago.
It's 600, you don't know nothing.
- Not my business.
- Yeah, you're damn straight.
You got an official count.
I don't wanna take sides.
There was 800 grand on that truck.
You guys took it all.
That's his plan, the money.
That's a wedge.
- You're fooling.
- Doesn't sound like Sellers believes him.
Then let's give him a reason to believe.
Elizabeth Kerrigan has some additional details about this morning's armored truck robbery.
Elizabeth? Hey, turn that up.
We've learned it was just over $800,000 stolen from the Gibbs Security truck this morning.
That official count makes this one of the biggest robberies in recent history.
These people need to get their facts straight.
What? Nothing.
I'm gonna take a wizz.
Make it quick.
Did he say something to you when I was outside? No, not much.
He just kept going on about how he didn't wanna die in prison.
Son of a bitch, come here.
Get away from the money.
I knew you were gonna stab me in the back.
Me? You're the one who screwed me.
- Where did you stash it? - What stash? The extra 200 grand.
- You better tell me where it is.
- Screw you.
How you doing? Places like this must be hard for you.
Anyway, I don't feel like going this weekend.
It just doesn't seem right.
- Is that okay? - Yeah.
I can't do this anymore.
What do you mean? I can't watch you do this work.
I mean it could have been you in that coffin.
And I'll I can't go through that again.
Jane you're the one that walked in that house.
Yes, so that you wouldn't.
You could have died.
How is that different? Me dying is It's It doesn't hurt me.
You can't keep pulling me from the path of oncoming trains.
Yeah? Why not? Because there's always new trains coming every day.
I'm leaving.
You could come with me or you could stay here but I have to go.
Where are you going? Some place nice.

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