The Oath (2018) s02e03 Episode Script


1 - I heard gunshots.
- Did you see what happened? - We good? - You keep your mouth shut, we're good.
PETE: He says the Police Commission's moving forward with the investigation.
We gotta get ahead of this.
BEACH: She's their second informant.
Price talks to the Police Commission, we're all screwed.
You two know each other.
He runs half the corners in our area.
We're petitioning sole custody of Veronica, and we'll win.
- Aaah! - [MEN SHOUTING] Stop, Daddy! Every time I look at you, you wanna know what I see? Your so-called father, holding me down.
We put our asses at risk twice tryin' to save your father.
- I pay for results, not attempts.
- You don't pay for shit.
That's the problem, ain't it? What the hell you want, Kraley? To meet and talk.
- About what? - The payday.
What if you and I got out of this shit city? Find a way to make that happen, would you come with me? - I gotta handle these calls.
- You didn't say no.
[MEN CRYING OUT] - Who killed my grandson? - Please don't.
- Who? - It was Steve Hammond.
No more games! RICARDO: Lucky for you, you're more valuable to me than they are.
I need you.
I don't need them.
- Easy.
Por favor.
Por favor, Ricardito.
No, no! Carmencita! Carmencita! Carmencita! No, no, no, Carmencita! [THEME MUSIC PLAYING] - [CHOPPING SOUNDS] - [SCREAMING] [SPEAKING SPANISH] [BOTH WHIMPERING] The punishment for betrayal is death.
DANI: No!!! She screwed up because she's young.
She was worried about her sister.
I would have done the same thing.
Leave them alone, I'll do whatever you want.
Whatever I want? DANI [SOBBING]: Please don't.
Please don't.
Please! [DANI SOBBING] RICARDO: What are you gonna do to her? - STEVE: She'll pay a price.
- Oh, yeah? - What price? - It's my business, not yours.
What happens once, happens again.
If it does, it's on me.
Stay there.
Right? Thank you.
[CARMEN SPEAKING SPANISH] [KNOCKING ON DOOR] [KNOCKING] [DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] How is this supposed to help? Hmm? If we're gonna get head of this, Pete, I need you right.
Look at me do I look right? As in sober.
We're buried in shit, Steve.
I'm gonna lose my little girl.
You're gonna lose more than that if you don't stop feeling sorry for yourself.
[SIGHS] All we do is destroy the good things we got.
My mother.
My family.
You may be OK with that.
I'm not.
I'm here for you, buddy.
But you gotta meet me halfway.
FOSTER: What if you and I got out of Dodge? Indefinitely.
Find a way to make that happen, would you come with me? You didn't say no.
You OK? I'm fine.
I know you're hurtin', Karen.
But right now it's about survival.
And we got a couple of problems I need your help with.
So tell me.
We got a shitstorm brewing with the cartel.
But I want you on the fallout from the article.
Check with Hoke.
And listen, we gotta find a way to shut Price up.
I'm on it.
She'll keep her mouth shut.
All right, you're in a bad place right now.
Why don't you just text me the info, I'll send Ramos.
You will not.
That bitch is mine.
Just don't make it worse.
[CAR STARTS] [CHATTER] They had a gun in my sister's face! - They wanted the truth.
- Yeah, so you lie.
You make 'em believe it is the truth.
- What's goin' on? - She gave up Steve.
- Almost got him killed.
- I had no choice.
Your sister she gonna keep her mouth shut? She's scared.
But yeah.
Maybe I was wrong.
Maybe Kraley shouldn't have given her ink.
STEVE: You woulda stayed outside that night, like you were told, none of this woulda happened.
I heard gunshots.
I thought I should go inside You do what you're told, when you're told, and how you're told.
- Yeah, but I - Do you understand?! Come on, man, we've all made dumb moves, Steve.
You wanna co-sign for her, she's yours.
Keep her in line.
One more slip, any one thing you're done.
And you better learn fast.
STEVE: I don't know where the hell Kraley is, so it's up to us to shovel the shit we're buried in.
Cole, I need you to take charge of our public image.
If you can tell me what that means.
Get out in the community and find us friends, man.
We need to paint that article as a hit piece.
Yeah, OK.
And by the way, that stash house where Foster bought it? - Yeah.
- Kraley and I escorted a cartel shipment there a couple days ago.
That's one hell of a coincidence.
I need to earn, or I'm gonna lose Veronica.
So I don't give a shit about Kraley, Foster, or our goddamn public image! [OPEN DOOR ALERT BEEPING] Jesus Christ.
You're gonna break the goddamn window.
I gotta go home and change my shirt.
What's the department doing about the article? You ever gonna do anything for me? Like what? Like a clean shirt, for starters.
All right, look.
This thing's way too big to sweep all the way under the rug.
OK? The brass wants scalps.
- Someone's gonna get indicted.
- Yeah, no shit.
Are they coming after the Ravens? All right, look, they're gonna hit the Vipers first.
When a cop gets killed trying to rob a cartel stash house, they get moved to the front of the line.
Yeah, I don't give a shit about the Vipers.
What'd you hear about us? Rumor has it there's a lot of shit that was left out of that article 'cause the main source is holding on for leverage.
Leverage with who? Who's the source? I don't know.
Reporter won't say.
Journalistic privilege or some shit.
Never mind.
I'm pretty sure I already know who.
- It was nice to see you.
- Mm-hmm.
As always.
Your school called.
They said you just walked out.
Talk to me, Dani.
They killed those men.
[CHRISTINE TAKES DEEP BREATH] And they were gonna kill us.
I'm sorry I got you involved in all of this.
[SNIFFLES] I really am.
But you gotta stay quiet.
To protect your friend? To protect us.
Protect us.
Come here.
Come here.
Come here, come here.
- Come here.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Probably be getting hungry later, ya know.
Maybe around dinnertime? OK, that's funny, 'cause that's when I get hungry too.
- [LAUGHS] - So what should we do about it? - I'll take you somewhere - I didn't expect to see you at this.
I stopped by to show that I care.
There's somebody over here I want you to get to know better.
Today he's here for us, Cole, just like you.
People can change.
That's why I still have hope for both of you.
Clinton organized all this.
Got people to pitch in and donate things they'd outgrown or didn't need anymore.
He really motivated 'em.
Yeah, the only thing he motivates is misery.
There's no trouble here, fellas.
It's all good, Pastor.
Let's just leave it.
There's a turf war brewing, you know? Innocent people are gonna get hurt.
Street drama.
That's on him and his guys, not us.
It's the other side that I'm worried about.
That Neckbone wannabe.
[SIGHS] Yeah.
G's a piece of work.
It'd be nice for community relations if you, uh shut it down before it gets out of hand.
Don't look at them, they're not gonna help you.
What do you want? Didn't tell the reporter everything, did ya? If I had, you'd be in cuffs right now.
You think you can leverage yourself out of this by taking us down? I've got enough to bargain down my sentence.
And what's that? Twenty years instead of forty? Stiff price for a little payback, bitch.
You assholes cost me my job, my pension, my kids, my freedom.
You get me out from underneath these charges, all of them, then we can talk about your needs.
Otherwise I'm taking you every one of you down with me.
CARMEN: We have a problem.
Come here immediately.
Couldn't do this over the phone? If you've paid the ransom, it's on the Mexicans to give your father back.
What's to discuss? I didn't ask you here to talk about that.
- Then what? - We have a problem with something Kraley's done.
Then that's between you and Kraley.
Where is Kraley? Don't know.
Why? It's odd, you know, a cop attacking one of our money houses right after he became aware of it? Kraley's not that stupid.
Smart enough to disappear, though.
- Where is he? - For the second time, - I don't know.
- Hmm.
If you find him, tell him I'm lookin' for him too.
No, you're gonna find him.
And then you're gonna come back to me and you're gonna let me know.
And if I don't? We both know the answer to that.
You really think Kraley was behind Foster hittin' that stash house? His place has been emptied out, and he's not answering his cell.
So he's gone, and left us with the tab.
- [SIGHS] - Steve, look at you.
[COLE LAUGHS] Look at us, man.
I'm gonna miss comin' here, brother.
Me too.
You good? Yeah.
You sure about this? - [KEY JINGLES] - What are we gonna do with a house? [KISSES] [HUFFS] [MUSIC PLAYING] [CHATTER] Have you seen Kraley? No.
Ricardo's gunnin' for him.
He's a piece of shit.
Which one? Both.
I'm sorry about Foster.
He had some good points.
He's a piece of shit too.
And you aren't sorry.
You never liked him in the first place.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER] - Can I get a word, please? - Yeah, sure.
So, you've done a great job, and I really appreciate it.
The thing is that I'm a hundred percent now and I really don't need a second bartender.
So I'm thinking that two weeks' severance and a recommendation.
I mean, your receipts have doubled since I got here.
Just think about how much this has to do with your ego, and just come talk to me tomorrow.
Come on.
[SIGHS] CHRISTINE: You look irritated.
Everything OK? Worry about you.
Not me.
[SIREN WAILS IN DISTANCE] I ain't doin' this shit for you, Hammond.
The Hangmen weren't mentioned in that article, and I wanna keep it that way.
I'm not askin' you to kill her.
Just put her on the mainline for a half hour.
Let her get good and scared, then let me in to talk to her.
She's a fed, bro.
It's gonna bring heat behind it.
Or worse.
Some crazy-ass bitch is gonna put a shank in her the same way they did your old man.
Dereliction of duty.
That's the best thing I could hope for.
No, man.
I ain't takin' that kind of heat for you.
Department's gonna clean house unless we stop this.
- Your club's not immune.
- Is that a threat, Ramos? Your club goes down, you take us with you? You really think the Hangmen aren't gonna get swept up in the net? First they come for us, then you.
Help us out here.
Help yourself.
You know how I help myself out? By staying the hell away from you guys.
I'm out.
So now what? We're down to one option.
The cartel.
Chances are they have people locked up in county who can put the fear of God into Price.
So they get their hooks in us deeper? BEACH: It's that or prison.
The cartel will have our balls in a vise forever.
No parole, no time off for good behavior.
BEACH: So why don't we just have 'em take her out? - If she's dead, she can't talk.
- COLE: Yeah! Let's just add first-degree murder to the mix, right? Cops ordering a hit on an FBI agent? Federal death penalty crime.
I did not sign up for this shit, Steve! I know you're in a bad place, but back the fuck off, Karen.
Do we have a goddamn choice? Seriously? This is how you handle things, Steve? PETE: Shit.
I wasn't here.
I didn't hear any of this shit.
And you! You call me when you start thinking straight.
'Cause right now you ain't.
[INDISTINCT POLICE RADIO TRANSMISSIONS] You sure you want this life? Yeah.
Tell me why.
What do you mean? Tell me why you needed to be a Raven.
Because if I'm gonna help you survive this, I'm gonna need to know where your head is at.
My old man was a Raven.
So was Carl.
I always admired how they looked out for each other.
Stop that shit, OK? Look, tell me the truth.
[CHRISTINE CLEARS THROAT] Both my parents are dead.
I'm broke half the time.
I'm tryin' to take care of my sister on a cop's salary.
It scares the shit out of me to think I could fail her.
Now, that's something I can understand.
CHRISTINE: That's one of Clinton's runners, isn't it? COLE: Yeah.
What you got? Look who's here.
DETECTIVE: Unit heard shots.
Rolled up, found this guy layin' dead and your friend here walkin' away.
You didn't find a gun on me, did you? The guy did get shot, didn't he? I don't see how I could shoot nobody without a gun.
PATROLMAN: Detective.
- You got this? - I got it.
You got some weak players on your team.
Cut the bullshit, man.
Why is the kid dead, G? I'm makin' moves.
I took a bullet for these streets.
I'm takin' back all Neckbone's corners.
So y'all wanna give me the same arrangement that you gave him? We're not in that protection business.
Try the Vipers.
Hell, no.
Listen, Cole, I know you got some heat on you right now, so I don't know why you just don't step back and let me do what the hell I got to do.
You want a street war? Huh? Is that what you want? Because that's on you.
Not us.
- You're serious.
- I'm serious.
Then buckle up.
Also said you'd get here first.
- I did say that, didn't I? - [BOTH LAUGH] DISPATCH: All units, all units, we have officer in need of assistance.
Shots fired at Oceanside and Third.
[MAN GRUNTS] - [GUNFIRE CONTINUES] - [TIRES SQUEAL] - PETE: Where you hit? - My leg.
Go! Just go! - He good? - Yeah.
- One down.
Two here.
- Copy.
[SIREN WAILING] We need a medic over here now.
- STEVE: What happened? - You tell me.
That's Colombian ink around their necks.
So be careful.
They're muscle for Carmen's brother.
Why would he hit these guys? He tryin' to take over from his father? - I don't know.
- Better find out.
AMBER: I'm just saying, I don't like gray.
Not everything is black and white.
Gotta make allowances.
But you and my father make some pretty dicey allowances.
- Such as? - Clinton.
He's a drug dealer.
Our side is not giving him a pass.
We just don't have enough to make a case on him.
Six shootings in three days? It's not as easy as it looks, Amber.
Just so you know that.
And as a cop I get stuck, you know? In this revolvin' door, with guys like Clinton.
Arrest, release.
Arrest, release.
But at least you save lives.
It's another revolving door.
Patch 'em up, send 'em back out into the same war zone.
Wait for 'em to show up again, because you know they will, probably dead next time.
[LAUGHS] This isn't the most cheerful date I've been on.
Let's talk about something else.
[SIGHS] [SIREN WAILS IN DISTANCE] Your brother has no intention of getting your father back alive.
- What's happened? - His men hit the ports.
Some Mexicans are dead, and a cop got shot.
- What about my father? - I don't know, Carmen.
If he's not already dead, he's gonna be, unless you can get your brother to pump the brakes.
My brother won't listen to me.
Things aren't good between us right now.
ELI: Visiting hours are over.
You're gonna want to hear what I have to say.
You speakin' for yourself? Or the Colombians? I don't speak for them.
I don't care about 'em.
They should step back, because the Mexes are gonna put in work.
But it's you caught in the middle, Eli, isn't it? And if your Mexicans retaliate, who do you think's gonna win? My money's on the Colombians, but either way, you lose.
This was supposed to be easy money, man.
- Mm-hmm.
- Just hang around, look the other way, let 'em load and unload, make sure nobody interferes.
I think you and me can get this to settle down, but you gotta give me two things.
- You "think"? - I got no guarantees, Eli.
And you can always say no.
So let's hear it.
I need the Mexicans' next shipment date, and the Horsemen to deliver Ignacio.
- Think you can trust Eli? - He gave me what I asked.
- Yeah, could be he lied.
- We'll find out soon enough.
And you need Price to make it work? Yeah.
- We're screwed.
- It's worth a shot.
[CELL PHONE RINGING] It's my house phone.
Hello? Yeah, I'm on my way.
Don't let anybody in.
- Dad.
- Missed you so much.
- Missed you too.
You all right? - Yeah, I'm fine.
- Yeah? - I'm gonna say bye, I'll be right back.
OK? - OK.
I can't believe she ran away.
- I gotta handle this.
- All right, man.
You need me? No.
But thanks.
Let me know if that changes.
I'll be at county.
- Copy.
- Hey, V.
Hi, Hamm! [DOOR BUZZES OPEN] What could you possibly offer me to let you off the hook? Leverage.
To get your ass out of here.
[SCOFFS] Listen.
You agree to stonewall the Police Commission, don't tell 'em a damn thing and I'll give you a tip for the biggest drug shipment in DEA history.
- Thank you.
- VERONICA: Thank you.
MAN: Enjoy.
So, how you like your new school? - VERONICA: It's OK, I guess.
- Yeah? - Make any new friends yet? - A few.
[CELL PHONE BUZZING] Look I know things are hard right now.
And right now your mom and I are acting like well, we're actin' like jerks.
I realize I'm not supposed to use that word - but in this case, I think it applies.
- [CHUCKLES] Ya know? [SIGHS] I'm kinda rambling here, aren't it? Yeah.
What I'm tryin' to say is, it's all gonna get better.
Even the stuff between me and your mom.
It's gonna mellow out, I promise.
- OK? - OK.
I wanna live in our old house.
Sorry, princesa, but I have to take you home.
I don't want to go back there! I don't want you to have to go back there either, but that's the way it has to be right now, OK? Listen, I BARISTA: Here ya go.
[WOMAN SHOUTING IN DISTANCE] The longer you wait, the further he gets.
[CLATTER] Princesa, look, I know it's hard to understand right now, but PETE: I Veronica.
Veronica! What the hell were you thinking? How do you think that's gonna look in court? She ran away from you.
To me! How's that gonna look to a judge? HOKE: Ms.
Price, you requested the Police Commission and myself to be here.
We agreed because you said you had information.
Are you aware of any criminal gangs in the department? During your time at the FBI, have you ever had any dealings with them? You gonna answer any of our questions here today? No.
- [BANGING ON FENCE] - HORSEMAN 1: Briggs sent us.
Open up.
[UNLOCKING GATE] - HORSEMAN 1: Drop it! - HORSEMAN 2: Get him! Get down right now! Don't move! Up.