Tin Star (2017) s02e04 Episode Script

Consequences

1 [CHURCH BELL TOLLING.]
[INDISTINCT CHATTERING.]
- Welcome.
- [MAN.]
Good morning, Pastor.
[TOLLING STOPS.]
Are you coming in? [ANNA.]
I can't.
You're afraid? Not for me.
For all of you.
I'm not going in without you.
You're the pastor.
They can't start without you.
Then you better come with me.
Amen.
We who were formerly no people at all, who knew no peace, must now build a church of peace.
True Christians know not vengeance.
Their hearts overflow with peace.
Their mouths speak peace.
Their limbs walk the way of peace.
Anna, come here please.
Thank you, Anna, for the great blessing that you have shown this colony.
By coming here and asking us for help, you have reminded us of what we live for.
Kindness.
- [GUNS FIRING.]
- [ALL GASP.]
- [GASPS.]
- [SIGHS.]
- [GIRL SCREAMING.]
- Let's run.
[THEME MUSIC PLAYING.]
Fuck it.
- [CHUCKLES.]
- Cheers.
Sláinte.
- [GRUNTS.]
That's - Cheap.
Yeah.
Jesus.
Go on.
Give me another one.
[ROCKABILLY MUSIC PLAYING.]
[WOMEN LAUGHING.]
[ELIZABETH.]
Deal that.
[LAUGHING.]
- Oh! - [LAUGHS.]
Oh! [YELPS.]
[BOTH LAUGHING.]
All right.
Let's go.
Yes.
[KNOCKING ON DOOR.]
[KNOCKING CONTINUES.]
[ELIZABETH.]
What are you doing here? Can I come in? Nice house.
[JACLYN.]
You ladies drunk? Uh, yes, we are.
I'm here on business.
What business? Ask her.
Go ahead, tell her.
Tell her what you told me.
Tell me what? I Told her that I would make sure her community was taken care of.
What? [JACLYN.]
And I kept my mouth shut.
Just like you asked me.
And now I'm here to get what's owed to me.
Yeah? Well, things didn't quite work out.
Did you promise her money? How much? - Hundred grand.
- [ELIZABETH SCOFFS.]
Are you kidding me? We never discussed a figure.
We didn't discuss shit.
She threatened me.
Yeah.
She took me to a fancy restaurant, ordered steak and drank champagne and all I got was a goddamn salad.
Now, I could ask for a lot more than 100 grand.
The thing is, I need it by tonight.
- Tonight? - [ELIZABETH LAUGHS.]
Cops are looking for me.
I need to get out of town.
So I'm gonna give you until midnight.
You do not wanna blackmail us.
[SCOFFS.]
Blackmail's your thing.
I'm here to fulfill a verbal agreement.
Yeah, I get it that the system's rigged.
I go to the cops, we go to trial, I can guarantee there won't be one native woman on that jury.
Which means I go to jail and you guys walk free.
But what you condescending, rich white ladies gotta ask yourselves is, what does this fucked up native woman got to lose? When she's already lost her kids.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
Why did you promise her the money? Because I used her and her community to blackmail myself a seat at the board.
And then I bribed her to keep her mouth shut.
You did what? I was high on adrenaline.
It was my moment.
North Stream treated me like a joke.
They fucked me.
And I wanted to fuck them back.
So you fucked over an indigenous woman to get yourself a seat on the board? I'll take care of this.
Yeah.
Yeah.
Well, someone has to.
[SIGHS.]
[JACLYN.]
Yeah? Can we talk? I insist we call the police.
What good would the police do? This is Mexico, Pastor.
The police here aren't criminals.
He is the police.
Well, something must be done.
We can't just ignore him.
Of course not.
But he's a sick man.
A slave to alcohol.
If we raise our hands to him, we'll only bring about more brutality.
Peace is no good if it means a truce with evil.
[CELL PHONE VIBRATING.]
One moment, please.
[SPEAKS SPANISH.]
[WOMAN.]
Veronica? Veronica? Veronica.
Johan, we don't allow mobile phones in Prairie Field.
I know.
There's a telephone in my office.
I understand.
Then what are you doing? I must ask you for that phone.
I must ask you for that phone.
Are you defying me? I have my reasons, Mr.
Quiring.
- Hi.
- Hi.
[ROSA.]
Hi, Papa.
You okay? Yeah.
Keep your heels down during the turns.
I do.
Work up to a lope gradually before worrying about your speed.
I start at a walk every time.
Chico can't control his speed through the turns.
- He can.
- He leans into the barrel.
I thought you had more faith in me.
I don't trust that quarter horse, that's all.
You bought me that horse.
Well, I've done a lot of stupid things, Rosa.
Like what? Keep your heels down during the turns.
That's all.
This is the junior standing.
I've been training at this for six weeks.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[JOHAN SIGHS.]
You're a good father.
And she's a teenager.
Don't take it personally.
Here.
Put this in her drawer.
- Anyone follow you? - No.
You got my money? I can write you a check for $10,000.
Ten thousand ain't gonna build a health center in my community.
Any more than that will bounce.
You got a pretty nice car out there.
It's leased.
I wanted to make a difference.
I was a good mom.
I know I slipped up after they passed.
But who wouldn't? I was a leader in my community.
Did you know that? I fought my whole life to build something.
A future for my people.
What about drugs? What do you mean? Cocaine.
I can get a hold of some.
A lot.
What? I don't know how to sell it.
So you think I do? I figured you might.
Or know someone who does.
Did anything I just say have any fucking impact on you? Go get my money.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
Hey.
You all right? Angela's in trouble.
All right.
And we could both go to jail.
What for? For the man she murdered.
Which one? Does she know you're here? She sent me.
We are talking about the same woman? 'Cause when I first met her, she was pulling pints for the brothers of the informer that her dad had just murdered upstairs.
That's when I fell for her.
I mean, how could you not? Well, we have a problem and she needs your help.
You want me to kill someone.
You're unemployed and I'm not buying what you're selling.
So I can lend you a tenner, if you like? That's it? It's all I got.
This is your fault, asshole.
You accused my company of murdering your son and I was dumb enough to go look into it, which got me in this whole fucking mess.
That's mostly true, but do yourself a favor.
Don't ever mention my son again.
[ENGINE STARTS.]
[DENISE.]
What are you doing? Putting flyers up like you asked.
So that only people under the age of 10 can see them? Oh, Denise, I am so sorry for being fucking crippled.
You're not crippled.
Jesus Christ, Nick, when are you gonna stop wallowing in self-pity and do something useful around here? Like this? Is this useful? With thousands of native women missing and you want to pour all our resources into looking for this one? Why? If I don't look for her, nobody will.
Okay, well, if this is all you're gonna care about then you're just making the problem worse.
Tell me, what's that problem? Your people seeing themselves only as victims.
You're not allowed to say that.
I'm not allowed to say that? - No.
- Why not? Because you're a privileged white guy.
Oh, shut up, don't censor me.
We're in Canada, we're not in fucking Korea.
I'm going to Reverie and when I get back, I want your shit out of my house.
What, so that's it? Fuck you.
[HORSE NEIGHS.]
[HORSE SNORTS.]
[CLICKING TONGUE.]
Come on, boy.
Good boy.
[CLICKING TONGUE.]
Come on.
[HORSE NEIGHS.]
Good boy.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
If I win this race, I'll have saved enough money for a plane ticket.
You're leaving? My dad owed money in Mexico.
Did he tell you that? When his crops failed, he couldn't pay off the debt.
That's why we left.
We ran away, Anna.
So stop running.
You're telling me to stop running? Your parents will be destroyed.
What about you? What do you mean? Anna, you tried to kill yourself.
How you think your parents felt? I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have said that.
[FRANK.]
Why come to me? The local dealers use your parking lot.
Not for 15 kilo payloads, love.
I'll take a million for all of it.
How did you get hold of 15 kilos of cocaine? Do you care? Well, you don't look like a distributor.
Are you interested or not? Do I look disinterested? And how do I know that you can deliver? How do I know you can deliver, sweetheart? Listen, no offence, but I've been in this line of business, or derivatives thereof, for 40-odd years, and in that not inconsiderable length of time I've developed a kind of radar.
So, who are your associates? Our current distributor is indisposed.
I've been asked to find alternatives.
If this is too much for you to handle, just say so.
He sent you, didn't he? - Who? - You know who.
Do you have a million or not? I tell you what, you show me the drugs and I'll show you the cash.
You'll be hearing from me.
Oh, I can't wait.
[MAN.]
She's talking to someone.
Follow her.
You driving a cab for a living now? [JIM.]
Ah, these are lean times.
I'd give you a ride but I got one in.
[UNLOCKS CAR.]
[ENGINE STARTS.]
[HORSE NEIGHING.]
[INDISTINCT.]
[HORSES SNORTING AND NEIGHING.]
You okay? - [ROSA.]
Mmm-hmm.
- [SIGHS.]
Forgive me for doubting you.
I didn't mean to.
[ANNOUNCER.]
That was a nice run by Anna Lopes, number 88 from Stavely, Alberta.
With a time of 17.
849.
[SARAH.]
Can you see her? Well, next up, Rosa Nickel from Prairie Field, Alberta.
She will be [JOHAN.]
Slow down for your turns.
What? Fly, - fly like an arrow! - Okay.
The horse that she'll be riding is Chico.
- [CELL PHONE RINGING.]
- [HORSE NEIGHS.]
[MAN ON PHONE SPEAKING SPANISH.]
Papa? Papa! [HORN BLARES.]
[ANNOUNCER.]
Here she comes.
You know what to do.
[MAN ON PHONE SPEAKING SPANISH.]
[HORSE WHINNIES.]
[CROWD GASPS.]
[ANNOUNCER.]
Down she goes.
Ladies and gentlemen, that's just part of our sport of rodeo.
[JOHAN.]
Rosa! [SARAH.]
Rosa.
- [JOHAN.]
Rosa.
- [ROSA SOBBING.]
- [JOHAN.]
Help her, please.
- [ROSA GROANING.]
[DENISE.]
The coffee here is still terrible? Notch over dishwater.
[CLEARS THROAT.]
[DENISE.]
I'll grab one anyway.
[COUNTRY MUSIC PLAYING ON RADIO.]
How you doing? I'm all right.
You look good.
How many days you got? Sixty-seven.
No shit.
No shit.
Sixty-seven.
That's great.
How's your dad doing? Ah, he's hitting it hard.
We appreciate the help, by the way.
I'm making plans.
Yeah? What kind of plans? Plans that get me out of this shit hole.
North Stream Oil money didn't exactly turn this place into Texas, did it? No, a few people did all right.
Have you seen the chief? That's funny, 'cause his truck's outside.
[TOILET FLUSHING.]
[CHUCKLES.]
- You want some advice? - No.
Don't go down this rabbit hole.
When was the last time you saw her? Can't recall.
- Ball park? - [SIGHS.]
These women, they don't want to be found, they're not gonna be.
"These women"? Yeah, overdoses, suicides, runaways.
There's thousands of them.
Yeah, over 4,000 in the last three decades.
And you're gonna make a dent in 4,000 missing women? Who's she hiding from? You don't want a crusade your first year on the job.
North Stream Oil gave me a $60,000 truck to help with that.
Makes me wonder what they've been giving you all these years? Get off my reserve.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
Put this on the board.
If he asks, we didn't talk.
Okay? I'm just paying for my coffee.
A rich white lady came looking for her.
What did she look like? She had red hair, fancy clothes.
Something to do with the oil company and she came in a taxi and left in a car.
Whose car? Jaclyn's.
You're a brave kid, Solomon.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[ON VOICEMAIL.]
Hi, you've reached Angela.
I can't take your call right now.
Leave me a message.
Thanks.
[GRUNTS.]
Hey, your doorbell's broke.
- It's 6:30.
- So? So you're five and a half hours early.
- I still have time.
- What's with the suitcases? Trying to get across the border? To Montana? Then what? Mexico? I tried.
I truly, truly tried.
Well, you know what they say, "Don't try, do.
" I'm writing you a check for 10 grand.
I know it's not what you want, it's what I can afford.
Where's that shitload of cocaine? Like I said.
I tried.
Open the suitcase.
Now.
Empty it! Hurry up! Shit! Where's the shit? - I told you I don't have it.
- Fucking liar.
Get away from the door.
Go.
You want me to call the cops? Go ahead.
Call them.
You don't think I will? I don't give a fuck.
Bullshit.
[BOTH GRUNTING.]
[JACLYN GROANS.]
[ELIZABETH GASPING.]
[SOBBING.]
[ELIZABETH GRUNTING.]
[PANTING.]
Those motherfuckers.
[FLOORBOARDS CREAKING OVERHEAD.]
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[ELIZABETH.]
Angela? [ELIZABETH GASPS.]
[GASPING.]
[CRYING.]
Help me, Father.
[ROSA.]
Ow! [INDISTINCT.]
[SARAH.]
Stop it, it hurts.
[ROSA.]
The ghost pepper was the spiciest, but then in North Carolina, this man created the North - [ROSA.]
Thank you.
- [ANNA.]
It's okay.
The North Carolina reaper.
- Thank you.
- [ANNA.]
It's all right.
I want to get one.
I want to try one.
I remember one in Mexico, the one we used to have.
Jalapeño.
- Jalapeño.
- [ALL LAUGH.]
- [KNOCKING ON WINDOW.]
- [JOHAN GASPS.]
Thanks.
What's happened? Is it something to do with Mexico? You owed someone money.
I did a bad thing, a very bad thing.
I'm fucked, Anna.
[MUSIC PLAYING.]