The Rookie (2018) s03e04 Episode Script


Y-You're not listening.
I can destroy your life with the click of a button.
These pictures will go to every one of your contacts.
TODD: Please, I don't have that kind of money.
5,000 in Bitcoin or you lose everything.
I'll, uh I'll I'll get right back to you.
Can I get your name? Uh, Dennis Kern.
Why? What's, uh What's going on? We got a report from your neighbor.
Someone in this apartment's stealing Wi-Fi? TODD: Police! Help! Can you hear me? - Who was that? - Nothing.
Help! Step back, Dennis.
Hello? O-Over here.
On the computer.
Who are you? Todd Asher.
I'm that little bastard's PE teacher.
He's blackmailing me with pictures he hacked from my computer.
Oh, well, that was stupid, Dennis.
And very illegal.
Gonna have to call your parents.
Which one do you think will be less pissed? Um my dad.
Great, what's your mom's number? Sir, I'm gonna need your address so we can send a unit to your house to take a statement.
Sure, but I have to get those photos back.
I-If they get out Alright.
How about I Oh! - Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh - Whoa.
Is that your Oh, oh I'm gonna win for you like I know you want me to do [SIZZLING.]
Good morning.
Good morning.
I hope you're hungry.
I'm making pecan pancakes.
Your favorite.
Uh, they would be, except for the whole I'm-allergic-to-nuts thing.
You are? Since when? Uh, that would be since the day you birthed me.
And your flight back to Pennsylvania is in three hours.
A-Are you packed yet? Oh, I canceled my ticket.
You what? Mom, we we agreed you'd only stay the one night.
No, you agreed.
- I'll get that.
- Mother.
- Turn them before they burn.
Mom, this is not entirely optimal for me.
You know I have to be hyper-focused on work right now.
Come on.
Come on.
Put them right there in the corner.
What's in the boxes? Well, I thought since you're "hyper-focused on work" that I'd make use of my time.
I came across this great deal from a wholesaler of CBD oil.
Professor Hempstein's Organic CBD Oil? Relax.
Marijuana is legal in California.
As a cop, you should know that.
I do.
So this is what you spent your money on when you sold the engagement ring? No! W I mean, not all of it.
A-And what, do you plan on staying here until you sell it all? Don't you think you should have asked me first, Mom? - [SMOKE ALARM BEEPING.]
- [SIGHS.]
I told you to flip the pancakes! [BREATHING HEAVILY.]
DOUG: Show me your hands now! RONDA: What are you doing?! Lady, I will knock your ass out! SHAWN: Get your hands off my wife! Everybody on the ground now! I-I live up the street.
I'm a cop.
It's me.
Good morning.
I, uh, saw the shop creeping up I get it.
My dad's a cop.
I'm a cop.
I shouldn't panic at the sight West, I've been a Black man a lot longer than you have.
I get it.
Why are you here, sir? You were right.
Benching Officer Stanton isn't enough.
He's a disgrace to the badge.
He has to go.
But your hands are tied, right? Mine are, but yours aren't.
So, son, what are you willing to risk to take Stanton off the job? - Whatever it takes, sir.
- Good.
See, I've crossed paths with a hundred cops like Stanton, the kind that dip their toes over the line constantly, but nothing egregious, nothing flagrant, nothing actionable.
And he knows what he can get away with.
- Yep.
- So how do I get him? You're going to "keep book.
" Chronicle every offense, big or small.
If we're lucky, the accumulation of infractions will be enough, to take his gun and his badge.
Isn't this how Nolan and Harper got in trouble with Internal Affairs? They didn't have supervision.
You got me.
For now, you're just keeping book.
When we get enough, we go to IA.
If we go before, we put your father in a bad position.
Yes, sir.
Thank you.
I won't let you down.
Now, listen closely.
Doug Stanton can know nothing about this.
Act like his best friend.
Don't give him any reason to suspect.
Only Bradford and Chen are in the know about this.
I'm gonna assign you all to the same sector, so every time you and Stanton take a call, they will be automatically filled.
Okay, I can handle myself.
Non-negotiable, West.
If you're going after Stanton, you're gonna have backup.
Really? What? Our baby has weird taste.
Probably gets it from your side of the family.
This is awful.
Full of fat, preservatives, sugar.
It's evil in a jar.
Don't even get me started on the pickles.
We have to watch what you eat.
You don't have to watch anything.
Hey, did you make an appointment to see my mom's OB/GYN yet? I'm not going to your mom's lady doctor.
I'm happy with mine, just like I'm happy eating pickles Santa style.
She's a renowned specialist.
The best.
I mean, don't you want the best for our baby? Wesley, I love you dearly, but you're so WASP-y sometimes.
- I get it.
You're an only child.
But my mom brought five kids into this world while working two jobs and eating whatever the hell she wanted.
Women have babies all the time.
It's easy.
Don't make it so hard.
Angela, I just think that we Stop micromanaging my pregnancy.
- Our pregnancy.
- Oh, really? Who wears the stretchy pants in this family? Exactly.
You're driving today.
- I am? - Mm-hmm.
- Until about 9:05.
- What happens at 9:05? Actually, it's what happens at 9:00 a.
sharp that matters.
Lila wants to take this summer class at the Music Academy, and spots are extremely limited, so if I miss the registration window, - she can't get in.
- But what if we get a call? Wouldn't it be safer if your ex did that? You think that I can't handle enrolling my own daughter into a class? - No, of course not.
- 'Cause my baby wants classes at the Music Academy.
I I can get her classes at the Music Academy.
Is this a repeat of an argument you had earlier with your ex-husband? No.
Get into the shop.
Let's go.
Catch the game last night? Yeah.
It was brutal.
Can't believe they were able to come back on us.
Yeah, I believed.
That's why I won 200 bucks.
Anything look out of place to you? Uh, I don't Dispatch, 7-Adam-07, show us at a pedestrian stop, Waring and Seward.
Seward and Waring.
Let's go.
We can't be too obvious.
Doug realizes we're shadowing him, Jackson's screwed.
We'll get close, wait to see if it escalates.
Hey, bud.
Live around here? No, sir.
Just came from a friend's.
Where you off to now? - Bus stop.
- Bus stop's that way.
Got any I.
? Yes, sir.
Dispatch, 7-Adam-07.
Clear for a party.
Last of Gusta, first of Armand.
DOB, 7-26-1990.
Have you on your way in a second.
Unless she comes back with bad news.
You got any outstanding warrants? I've never been arrested, sir.
DISPATCH: 7-Adam-07, Gusta comes back clear and valid.
There you go.
Bus stop's that way, sir.
- Thank you, officers.
- Of course.
See [SIGHS.]
that's the kind of citizen I like.
Knows his place, respects authority.
You know, we wouldn't have half the problems we have if more of them behaved like that one.
7-Adam-07, Code 4, show us clear.
This so isn't fair to Jackson.
I know.
Having to ride next to a guy, hoping he doesn't cross the line.
Can't imagine what that's like.
I can.
Look, my first day as a rookie, I thought you were gonna be my Doug.
Excuse me? How am I anything like that guy? Do you remember our first day out? I was walking alongside the shop, then those Spanish-speaking gardeners honked at us.
You turned it into a Tim Test, and when I didn't translate your less-than-PC words to them correctly, - you took my head off.
- So what? I'm a bad cop now? No.
Not at all.
But that was a bad stop.
How do you think those men felt about that interaction with you? You think it was a positive experience? I'm not looking for fivestar Yelp reviews.
- I've got a job to do.
- Well, so did they.
They were just trying to get to work, and then they met you.
Excessive and unnecessary use of the horn is against the law.
Plus they had several vehicle violations.
I could've impounded their truck.
And that justified you terrorizing them? - Terrorizing? - Yeah.
Really? That's it.
You know, don't say another word to me.
We're done with this conversation.
It's 8:58.
Class registration is about to begin.
Can you pull over, please? Thank you.
We are not taking any calls.
What if we get a priority one? Why are you trying to jinx me? - Officers! Officers.
- How can I help you? You need to know what's going on in my neighbor's backyard.
And you jinxed me.
No, I didn't.
What seems to be the problem? He has been out there building this thing for for weeks.
I know he doesn't have a permit.
Sounds like an illegal add-on.
You make your call, get Lila in that course, and I will take care of this.
Radio if you need me.
- Right.
- But only if you really need me.
I - Shall we? - Yes.
Just so you know, Gary's a bit of a what's the word? moron.
See? This can't be legal.
Uh, sir? Can I have a word with you about Uh, not now.
I'm trying to find my helmet.
We're at T-minus 10 minutes.
Where you headed? Up.
RECEPTIONIST: Music Academy.
How can I help you? Hi, uh, yeah.
I-I'm trying to get my daughter into the summer program.
- Is there still room? - Let me check.
DELORES: He's a Flat Earther.
Says he's out to prove the world is a pancake.
No, no.
Not a pancake.
A disc within a dome, hmm? Sir, you can't launch that.
W-Why not? I have permission.
From whom? Sir.
Step on out.
I'd stand back if I were you.
Sir, just step on out before you do anything silly.
Ten, nine, eight - [ENGINE ROARS.]
- seven, six Yes, there is.
Can I get her name? Uh, yes.
Her n [BEEP.]
- Did I make it to space? - You sure did.
And when you landed, you said the Earth was round.
It is? RECORDED MESSAGE: We're sorry, but registration for the Music Academy is now closed.
Oh, my I can't believe this.
I promised Lila I would get her into that class.
Well, you can't blame yourself.
I don't.
I-I see.
Look, uh, this could be a good thing.
I mean, a teachable moment for Lila.
Show her that life has disappointments.
Like when her mother lost custody of her for two years.
Nolan, my daughter knows all about disappointments.
What I'm trying to do right now is show her how Mommy can come through for her.
I'm sorry.
It's not over yet.
Give me the keys.
Thank you.
- Are you still mad at me? - I'm not mad.
Really? Because you look mad.
At least madder than usual.
ANAKELA: Thank you for coming.
We keep getting our deliveries stolen.
Most people on the block are having the same problem.
Sounds like a porch pirate.
No front door camera.
We'll walk around and see if any of your neighbors have one.
Okay, I'm not mad, but I am upset.
I knew it.
At myself.
You're right.
I used the situation with the gardeners without thinking about the impact I had on them.
I c-can't undo it, but I can make sure I never do it again.
That's progress.
I'm proud of you.
- I'm thrilled.
- Mm-hmm.
You better run, run, run, run, run, go The porch pirate is a doggy? You better run, run, run, run, run Chasing that dream Chasing that dream Chasing that dream You better run, run, run, run, run Good boy! Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy? Who's under arrest? Bad dog.
Bad dog.
Hey, what are you doing here? We need to talk.
About seeing my mom's OB/GYN - for prenatal care - Shut up with that.
They don't know I'm pregnant, remember? Look, I wasn't that loud.
They're not gonna figure it out.
They're detectives.
Figuring out things is in the job description.
Speaking of which, why are you so hung up on me going to your mom's OB/GYN? She's a specialist.
Yeah, so you've said.
What's going on? Look, after my dad died, I took a genetic test.
Turns out I'm predisposed to Fragile X Syndrome.
It can cause mental disabilities, seizures Why are you just now telling me? I don't know.
We didn't plan to get pregnant this soon.
I wanted to tell you.
I-I didn't know how to do it.
You and the baby mean everything to me, - and if my DNA - Stop.
I'll make an appointment to see your mom's doctor.
Look, I-I have to get back to work.
- Angela - I'll see you at home.
Like I said, I-I called at 9:00 on the dot, and and I got through, but then a man fell from the sky and Please spare me the theatrics.
No, no, no.
T-This really actually happened.
I can show you video on my I'll give you points for originality, but rules are rules.
Better luck next year.
No, sir, I have it right here.
I Nyla, right? Alonzo Smith.
Holly's dad.
Is she the one with the long hair? God, no.
The one with the braids.
Long hair Holly's a monster.
She really is, isn't she? Was that the Music Academy director you were talking to? Uh, yeah.
I, uh I missed registration, so I was hoping I could come down here and try to appeal in person.
Did you miss registration, too? Overslept.
So I thought I'd try swaying him with some cronuts from DKs.
Oh, I love DKs.
Take one.
No, no.
I can't.
No, that's your bribe.
I insist.
If he wasn't moved by a cop in uniform, what's a box full of sugar and dough gonna do? [CHUCKLES.]
- My ex is going to kill me.
- Mm.
So is mine.
No, I'm serious.
I got like an hour to live.
So if you get called to a homicide in Silver Lake, - that'll be me.
At least I'll get to see you again.
Look, I'm gonna poke around, see if I can find an angle to work to get Holly in.
You want me to let you know if I find a work-around for Lila? Yeah, actually.
Uh, I'd appreciate that.
DOUG: You know you ran that stop sign back there? License, registration, proof of insurance.
They're in my bag.
Is it okay if I reach in and grab them? Slowly.
Why're you so nervous? No reason.
Anything illegal in the car or on your person? - No, sir.
- DOUG: Great.
You won't mind if we search the car, then? Uh, we don't need to search the car.
Like you said, nothing illegal in here, so you don't mind if we conduct a search, right? Uh, yeah.
Yeah, I guess so.
But There are guns in the trunk.
Hands where I can see them.
Step out of the car.
They're my ex-husband's.
I was on my way to the police station - to turn them in.
- Head to the sidewalk.
Look, we're finalizing our divorce, and he's not happy with how it's going, and he's been threatening to kill me.
- Did you get a restraining order? - Yes.
But it doesn't stop him from driving by the house every day.
- You don't live with your husband? - Ex-husband.
And no.
So how'd you get the guns? I used my old key.
- Erika, you're under arrest.
- What? Burglary, possession of stolen property - Wh - illegally transporting firearms.
Why? No.
I-I told you I was going to turn them in to the polic You can tell all that to the judge.
Okay, can I talk to you for a second, sir? Take a seat on the curb.
Look, do we really need to take her in? Let's just book the guns and write it up for DA review.
C'mon, man.
What do you say? First of all, never speak to me like that again.
"C'mon, man"? I'm your superior officer, not one of your homeboys.
- Yes, sir.
- And secondly, that woman just admitted to three felonies.
She says she's turning in the weapons, but who's to say she wasn't on her way to blast her exhusband's brains out? She's going in.
Fill out her booking sheet.
I'll call in a tow.
- Come on.
- Oh, please.
Please, you don't have to do this, okay? Look, help me.
Look, I can't go to jail.
I'm sorry.
- I'm sorry.
- Please.
I'm telling you, it was awful.
"Awful but lawful.
" Look, and, by the way, her story completely checked out.
She has a restraining order, called 911 a bunch of times.
She needed protection from her ex.
But instead of helping turns out that she needed protection from the cops, too.
Tim and I were stuck on a call.
If we'd been free, maybe we could've No, no.
This is my fault.
Grey wanted to bench Doug.
I I pushed him to do more, and now that woman is in jail for no reason.
You can't blame yourself.
Getting rid of Doug is gonna take time.
But how many more people are gonna get hurt in the meantime? I just I thought you supported me staying on the job a while longer.
I do.
What you are trying to do here is important.
But I'm not gonna just sit around waiting to start my second act.
- So what, you want a job? - Maybe.
I don't know, but, that's what I'm here to talk about.
Okay, great.
Um, have you considered volunteering? Oh, I'm not here to talk to you.
I need to reinvent myself, find my new purpose, and who knows more about that than John Nolan? - [CELLPHONE CHIMES.]
I didn't know you could do that.
- Do what? - Giggle.
- I don't giggle.
- Uh-huh.
Who you texting? No one.
It's just It's It's another one of the parents that's trying to get his kid into the Academy.
His kid.
Oh, is he single? - Is he nice? - Nope.
We are not doing this.
- Hey, guys.
- Luna, hi.
John, - I have got a favor to ask.
- Of course.
I'm starting to think about my second act in life, and was wondering if I could pick your brain.
I would be honored.
Oh, great.
I'm gonna get a cup of coffee.
Can I get you two anything? - I'm set.
- No, no, I'm good.
Thank you.
Okay, great, thanks.
Whatever you do, do not give her any advice.
That's exactly what she asked for.
Oh, my God.
You cannot be this naive.
The boss' wife wants to "rethink her second act"? That is between her and the boss.
Trust me, you do not want to get involved.
Just listen, smile, and nod.
But what if I can actually help her? But what if Sergeant Grey doesn't like the help you give? Who do you think he will blame then? - Good point.
- Mm-hmm.
Just smile, nod, and, sympathetically say, "I hear you.
" You got it? I hear you.
DOUG: Hey, what's the deal with Jackson? Kid's questioning all my stops.
Sounds like the mark of a good student.
I don't see you letting Chen question your every move.
My last rookie didn't ask questions.
And he was a "brotha.
" Maybe the issue isn't the student, it's the teacher.
Yeah, maybe you're right.
Whatever nonsense Lopez was teaching him, I got 20 days to straighten him out.
LUNA: I climbed the ladder to VP of Sales, but that was 19 years ago.
Yeah, I hear you.
Now Dominique's in college, and Wade, he's busy as ever.
It just feels like everyone is moving forward except me.
I hear you.
So now you know my whole life story.
What What do you think? Well, um When my son went off to college and my divorce was finalized, I-I just I felt a little lost, you know? Just like you.
So how did you figure out what to do next? Well, looking down the barrel of a gun during a bank robbery will give you some clarity, but I advise against it.
Well, what would you advise? I would advise Just wait.
And be open for your eureka moment.
My eureka moment.
I love it.
It's perfect.
It's It's profound, yet So simple.
- Thank you.
- Okay.
I will speak kindly of you at your funeral.
No more pain, no more anxiety.
By the way, do you know my son, Officer Nolan? He swears by this stuff.
I mean, how else would a 48year-old rookie make it in the LAPD? [LAUGHS.]
I'm 46.
I'm 46.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- I'm his mother.
- Oh.
- Evelyn.
- Hi.
And this is gonna change your life.
20 bucks a pop, 3 for $50.
Certified organic.
- Mom - I see why you use this stuff, Nolan.
My neck's already better.
I don't, Smitty.
I don't I don't actually use it.
Mom, what are you doing? These are my co-workers.
Now they're my customers.
We gotta roll.
Uh please stop being here.
Just go home, okay? Uh, so good talking to you.
Thank you for the advice.
Why should he have to go through this with Stanton? If I did one-tenth of the things that that guy does on the job, I'd be gone so fast.
As a rookie, sure, but not once you're off probation.
There are layers of safeguards that protect cops from getting fired, and some of those safeguards are important, considering the risks we take.
It doesn't explain why he gets a pass on being a complete monster.
He doesn't get a pass.
He gets POBOR.
Peace Officer Bill Of Rights.
And he gets a union and a legal defense team.
If he gets fired, he gets to appeal.
If he gets convicted, he gets to appeal.
And those lawyers, which our union dues pay for, will tear apart every detail surrounding his termination.
If they find one thing out of order or it just seems excessive, he gets his job back, including back pay.
- And then - He gets emboldened, with a huge chip on his shoulder, and that negative attitude is contagious.
The weight of this shouldn't all fall on Jackson.
There's got to be more we can do than just be guardian angels out there, hoping that we get to Jackson in time if something goes wrong.
It's SGT.
CARADINE: We got a body in a bag found near LAX.
No head, no hands, no witnesses.
No problem.
I'm on it, Sarge.
Actually, this one's gonna go to Vargas.
But I'm next in the rotation.
Under my discretion.
Is there a problem? No, sir.
Does Sarge give a lot of cases out of rotation? Almost never.
Hello? SGT.
GREY: Nolan, are you some kind of con man? What? You talked my wife into finding her eureka moment, then your mother swooped in for the kill? Wait, I'm sorry.
My mom sold Luna a bottle of CBD oil? Not 'a' bottle, all the bottles.
My wife paid your mother $10,000 for her franchise.
You are giving Luna her money back.
Yeah, well, that's not gonna happen.
Besides, she doesn't want it back.
She's happy with her purchase.
This is my boss' wife.
Do you have any idea what this could do to my career? This has nothing to do with you, honey, or your precious career.
Luna and I got to talking.
She liked my business, and so I sold it to her.
- For 10 grand? - I wanted 25, but she's a hell of a negotiator.
This is just like back home with my construction business.
Oh, there you go with that old chestnut again.
I-I would finish a job, and then you would use my good name to sell my customers fraudulent home insurance policies.
Oh, will you please just let that go? I almost lost my business license.
This is the problem with men, you and that Sergeant Grey.
What are you talking about? You look down on women.
Luna is an excellent salesperson.
You watch.
She's gonna double her investment.
Mother, I'm begging you for me, please, give Luna her money back.
It isn't her money.
It's mine.
That crap your mom sold me is poison.
Take a look at this thing on my neck.
Oh, Smitty, you should get that mole checked.
No, not the mole.
I've always had that.
- Below that.
- [GASPS.]
Yeah, and I'm not the only one.
Sir, Mrs.
Grey, I'm so sorry.
John, no need to apologize.
My husband needs to.
Officer Nolan I'm sorry for accusing you and your mom of scamming my wife.
Luna's assured me that CBD is a growth market and she's guaranteed to make money on this stuff, so N-No! That's toxic! - It's what? - Toxic? Uh, cops are breaking out into rashes all over the department.
Your mother sold me snake oil? Yes.
But I don't think that she knew that she did - at least I-I hope she didn't.
- What'd I tell you? I'm sitting on $10,000 worth of skin irritants.
I can fix this in one phone call Mom? The CBD oil is toxic.
You have to give Luna her money back.
- I'm with Sergeant G - [LINE DISCONNECTS.]
Hello? Hello? Two phone calls, and LUCY: So, what are we doing here? Doug mentioned his last rookie was Black, so I thought he might be inclined to give us some dirt on his old T.
, something actionable.
- That's great.
Ben Owens.
And he's right on time.
Now, look, I don't know this guy, so we can't tip our hand.
Alright, we make no accusations and no demands.
- Understood? - No accusations, no demands.
I got it.
Officer Owens? I'm Bradford, this is Chen.
Thanks for agreeing to meet up.
No problem.
Asked around, heard you're good people.
- So, what's up? - I need some insight, but on the DL if you know what I mean.
Code of silence.
Talk to me.
Doug Stanton.
He was your T.
The Dougernaut.
What about him? You ever see him doing anything shady? Relax.
Um we were just wondering if you liked the way he does business.
No way.
He's a hater.
But what do you really want to know? Whatever you feel comfortable sharing with us.
It's This is stupid.
We all know what we're talking about.
Do you think Doug is a racist? Have you ever seen him treat minorities unfairly? If I saw something outside of policy and I failed to report it, I'd be looking at disciplinary action, too.
We're not here for that, okay? Just be real with us.
He's creating some grief on our end.
Hey, you got a good rep and all, but I don't know you.
I do know Doug Stanton, and I am well aware of what he can do to me and my career.
Yeah, what about what he's doing to civilians, out on the street? I'm weeks away from joining Metro.
I can do more good in that unit than I can by throwing it all away.
I'm sorry.
I can't help you.
You have a good day.
Well, that was a bust.
No, it wasn't.
Did you see him? How conflicted he was? - [ENGINE STARTS.]
- We just got to give him time.
Trust me.
My mother is claiming your money is tied up in other investments, but I have the address of the supplier.
I'll get your refund.
Forget it.
I'll handle it.
I will.
You two can tag along.
Nolan and I can't handle a personal matter in uniform, so let's go change out.
You can listen to me brainstorm on how I'm going to punish you.
Wade, it is not his fault.
Punishing him for his mother's behavior would be like punishing me for my dad's.
I see your point.
I'll find Harper, tell her you're riding with me this morning.
Yes, sir.
Thank you for that.
I'm guessing your dad was a bit of a scammer, too? Alcoholic.
It's brought me a lifetime of pain.
Almost broke up my marriage.
So what are you supposed to do when someone you love is is ruining your life but you don't know how to help them? I know what I had to do.
But I'm not you.
And my father isn't your mother.
However, you did offer me some advice, so I will return the favor.
Find your limits, John.
We can't change their behavior.
They have to want it.
So be honest, be merciful, and do whatever you have to do to protect yourself.
'Sup, my brotha? You sure? Thanks for the heads-up.
Everything okay? We're about to find out.
Just got a tip.
Let's go see if it's real.
JACKSON: Control, 7-Adam-07.
I have an on-view eleven-three deal in alley between Lomita and Vineyard.
Follow the backpack! 7-Adam-07, foot pursuit! Male, adult, Black, blue shirt, black jeans! - We're not close.
- Then punch it.
There! Police! Don't make me kill you! I-I got it! I got it.
I got it.
Damn it.
Jackson, I lost my body camera.
- DOUG: You seen it? - No.
But what I do see is a lousy attempt at hiding evidence.
Like I can't get someone down there to get that.
- What's your name, dumbass? - Ask your mama.
She was screaming it all last night.
You and me are gonna have a lesson in respect.
Teach your mama some respect.
Get that ho off the streets.
- Look - Mm! Officer West, preserve the evidence.
I'm gonna take our friend back to the shop.
I-I can take him, sir.
I got it.
You stay here.
Come on.
Let's go, son.
GREY: You've reached Sergeant Grey of LAPD's Mid-Wilshire Station.
Please leave a message.
Sarge, it's it's Jackson.
Look, I-I think Doug's about to beat the crap out of a suspect and he lost his body cam, so there won't be a record.
Found my body cam.
More importantly, what are you doing here? - Told you to guard the drugs.
- Uh I don't remember calling for backup.
TIM: We were in the neighborhood.
What's going on? Well, this rookie doesn't know how to follow orders.
Yeah, I-I was just, um making sure you were alright, sir.
You know, my last rookie did everything I told him to.
Guy's name was Owens.
You know him? Always had my back.
Still does.
Too bad Jackson isn't more like him.
Since when do you drink decaf? I know when I made detective, I was drinking like two quarts of hi-test a day.
- Everything okay? - Yeah.
No, not really.
I'm getting sidelined.
Why? This stays between us? I'm pregnant.
Wh That's That's amazing.
Wait, Caradine can't bench you for that.
Technically, no.
Just assigning the good cases to the non-preggers.
That is exactly why I hid my pregnancy.
I banked my vacation and took the last two months off.
It's not fair.
No one ever asks a man how he's gonna balance being a dad and a cop at the same time.
Oh, I know.
Did you have to get an amniocentesis? Is that the long needle in the belly thing? No.
Why? Do you have to? Yeah.
And the messed-up part is even if the mutated gene we're afraid of is detected, we won't know if my baby's affected until It's born.
I thought being a mom was gonna be so simple.
- Does it get easier? - Uh, it hasn't yet, but if it ever does, you are my first phone call.
I'm getting a rash just being in here.
No wonder the oil's toxic.
This feels like my mom's style.
Good afternoon.
- What do you want? - Direct.
I-I like it.
You recently sold 20 cases of Professor Hempstein's CBD oil to my business partner, Evelyn Nolan.
The product is defective, and I would like a refund.
No refunds.
Get lost.
- Listen, man - I appreciate that.
But if we leave without recompense, I will be forced to alert the Health Department and the Better Business Bureau.
Knock yourself out.
Just don't do it from here.
If I may? My friend, you really don't want to make this a thing.
This stuff will take the paint off your car.
Once that gets out, your business will dry up.
- Just give her the 10 grand back - 10? That crap only cost two.
Pretty hefty franchise fee your mom charged us.
- Your mom? - [LAUGHTER.]
I-I know.
Just don't start.
She's good for it, okay? Or Or at least I am.
Look, don't be an ass and give me the money back.
Get the hell outta here.
And next time, bring some muscle that's not past its expiration date.
You hear that, Officer Nolan? He thinks we're old.
NOLAN: Yes, I did, Sergeant Grey.
Though I prefer to think of myself as "well-seasoned.
" Luna, why don't you go wait downstairs, baby? Yeah, we'll let the lawyers straighten this out.
These guys aren't worth the trouble.
There ain't gonna be no trouble, right, son? I got the feeling CBD isn't the only product you guys have here.
Don't suppose you got anything here I would consider uh, what's the word I'm looking for? - Illegal.
- That's the one.
This doesn't have to get ugly, gentlemen, but it will, if we don't see your hands in five seconds.
Screw five seconds.
Show me your hands.
Taking my hand out.
Back up.
Everyone on the ground.
Face down.
Hands out.
Got 'em.
911, what's your emergency? Yes, my husband is a police officer, and he is currently in jeopardy on the 10th floor of 2108 Marcus Street.
Send backup.
Oh! And an ambulance.
That's my girl.
- Hi.
- Hey.
What are you doing here? Had to give you the good news in person.
You didn't? But I did.
Both of our daughters are now enrolled at the Music Academy.
How? How did you do it? - Extortion? - Quid pro quo.
The music director has a charity near and dear to his heart that's desperate for volunteers, so [INHALES SHARPLY.]
you'll have to clear your calendar a bit.
Lila is gonna be thrilled.
How can I thank you? Um take me to dinner.
- You hungry? - Uh yeah.
But, um, I can't tonight.
Uh kid duty.
Acceptable excuse.
But you owe me.
I'm good for it.
- Client got locked up? - Yeah.
I'll be asleep when you get home, so - I'll see you in the morning.
- Angela, wait.
- Please talk to me.
- What do you want me to say? I'm scared.
So am I.
Hey, Sarge, a word? - I'm in a little bit of a hurry.
- I don't care.
What you did yesterday was crap.
Just because'm pregnant, doesn't mean I can't do my job You gave my homicide to Vargas, so I'm putting you on notice, Sarge.
I'm not hiding this pregnancy.
I'd be doing a disservice to every woman who works here if I do.
So if I start waddling or my ankles swell or I knock over furniture because my belly's so big, don't ever skip me in the rotation again.
When my hands are tied First of all, I gave that case to Vargas because it had State Line Crew written all over it.
He has two CIs inside.
I wasn't aware of that.
And second, you're pregnant? - You didn't know? - How could I? But congratulations.
And just so you know, I'll work you till you drop if you let me.
There's no mercy for moms-to-be.
May I go now? Yes, Sergeant.
And thank you.
But who has tomorrow? Watch over us - See how I handled that? - Mm-hmm.
I'm gonna be such a great mom.
- The best.
- Watch over us - [VOCALIZING.]
Father, your sickness [CHUCKLING.]
You packed my bags? You're throwing me out on the street? I got you a room at the airport hotel.
Your flight leaves at 6:00 a.
You know I hate early flights.
Deal with it.
Your problems are no longer mine.
So what? You want me to say I'm sorry? I don't want to hear you say anything.
I just want you gone.
Boy, you've got all your little cop friends fooled.
Thinking you're a wholesome, small-town guy, huh? And that ain't my story You're just like your father.
Don't say that.
You are egotistical, self-righteous, a failure of a man.
Because when he ran out on me and you, who stayed? I did.
I stayed.
And you want to throw me out? Leveled to the ground - But my baby's sleepin' - I love you.
I will always love you.
- Sleepin' in peace - I just don't want to see you anymore.
So watch over us Watch over us [DOOR OPENS.]
By the way, becoming a cop at 48 is ridiculous.
You're gonna get yourself killed.
I'm 46, Mom.
- Mm [SIGHS.]
I got nothing to say to you.
Oh, you had plenty to say to Doug, though.
What happened to code of silence? What happened to cops having each others' backs? Yeah, Tim has mine.
- Who are you? - The cop you just screwed over.
- Why'd you do it? - Blue protects blue.
I know that, Doug knows that.
Why don't you? Look, are you actually cool with all this? This is the game.
I didn't make waves, and Doug hooked me up with a spot on Metro.
So you can just ignore all the pain he causes, the abuse of power to get that promotion? The system is not gonna change, so what's the point of me throwing myself off a cliff? I gotta get what's mine, and I advise you do the same.
Because Doug's not going down without a fight.
Sir, you got a second? What is it, Officer? [SIGHS.]
I hate to do it, but, I had to write a blue page up on the kid.
He disobeyed a direct order, leaving crucial evidence unattended.
Now that drug dealer's lawyer can get the charges dropped because Jackson broke the chain of custody.
I can appreciate the magnitude of his error, but I can personally attest, to Officer West being a solid cop.
Absolutely, sir.
But as his training officer, it'd be a dereliction of duty for me to let this slide.
He shouldn't be making mistakes like this, especially this late in his training.
I mean, you understand, don't you, Sergeant? I do, yeah.
I mean, it's a damn shame.
The kid has such great potential.
Be such a waste to have him wash out of the program.

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