Tokyo Vice (2022) s01e07 Episode Script

Sometimes They Disappear

1 Hai.
Gomen nasai.
What do you think? There's a service entrance here, bartenders and stuff.
- Mm-hmm.
- I'm thinking cozy.
- Uh-huh.
- Like a living room.
Like, flowers everywhere, low booths.
I've already bought all the liquor.
How can you afford all this? What do you mean? I save.
I've been saving for, like, two fucking years.
The builders say it'll be ready in a few months.
So it's happening, huh? Yeah, it's happening.
But I need to make a profit, like, right away.
So I know I can with the right team.
Sam, you know how much I make at Onyx.
Plus Duke kind of leaves me alone, so But you know that whatever we're making, Duke's making a shit ton more.
And the sleazy owners.
I won't be a sleazy owner.
How's this? I'll raise your weekly salary.
Plus 25% of commissions and upsells.
Come on! This'll be ours.
I can't do this alone.
Look, Sam, I'm I'm sorry.
But a new business Too much risk.
Too much Luna, wait.
Look, Sam, if you want to be a mama-san, just be a mama-san.
- What is your problem? - I am not judging.
- It's just - You're judging.
How does your boyfriend fit into all this, huh? Isn't he Chihara-kai? You think he won't expect his cut or take over completely? No, we keep our work and personal life separate.
Come on, Sam.
You must know by now that's impossible.
By now? Am I missing something? Okay, it's none of my business.
I'll see you tonight.
Pol, where are you? Are you okay? We miss you.
We're feeling your absence tonight.
Can you get your hot Slavic ass down here now? What's new with the club? Nothing.
What did Luna say? Huh? What do you mean? You said you'd offer her a job.
She said she'll think about it.
We'll see.
- You okay? - Mm-hmm.
Pol hasn't answered her phone all day.
She didn't show up to work.
I called Miralina and they said that they haven't seen her since last week.
Maybe she wants to be alone.
Why? Sometimes people need time to think.
Mm, I don't know.
It's not like her.
How's work? Same.
Hello? Jake, it's getting harder and harder to get a hold of you.
Where are you? I'm out with a source right now.
Okay, listen, have you heard anything about Tozawa being formally charged? What? No.
Something about Katagiri having new evidence.
Evidence? What evidence? I don't know.
I'll ask around.
Listen, you know the suspect who was brought in yesterday on the Kaori Shoda murder? - Yes.
- I need you to go out to confirm the information about the case.
I think there's a bigger story here connecting this case to the others I've been tracking.
Okay, I'm on it.
Josh? Josh Adelstein, is that you? Dave Fisch from Rockbridge.
Dude, come here, come here, come here.
Oh, man.
Whoa, you look different, man.
What are you doing here? Seeing the sights.
Taking in Japan.
What are you doing here? I work here.
No shit? Doing what? For a Japanese newspaper.
Holy shit.
Seriously? - That's amazing.
- I don't know.
Are you okay? You look a little No, I just can't figure out if I'm having a bad blowfish hallucination or if you're actually standing in front of me.
Maybe this will clear the cobwebs.
Anything you can do, I can do better ♪ I can do anything better than you ♪ - No, you can't.
No, you can't ♪ - Yes, I can.
Yes, I can ♪ No, you can't no, you can't ♪ Yes, I can yes, I can ♪ Junior year, right? - Yeah, I was there.
- Right? Oh, my God.
You are still the best Frank Butler I've ever seen.
I gotta go.
I gotta get to work.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, totally.
Wait, hold on.
Let me get you my number.
Call me tonight.
My hotel has a great bar.
I might be busy working, okay? Cool, cool.
Got it, got it, got it.
- But it was great to see you.
- Great to see you, man.
Go Bruins! Whoa, I know Kung-fu.
Oi! Hai.
So you really haven't seen her since Friday morning? Yeah.
I caught her trying to pack my Pradas for a trip.
- A trip? - Yeah.
She was going away, right? Going away? With with who? Where? Look, aren't you guys, like, best mates or something? - Shouldn't you know? - You live with her.
I just stop by long enough to pack up some clothes, 'cause my guy's a pilot, so - Awesome.
- She's left all her stuff.
She'll be coming back.
Where's Pol? - Who are we talking about? - Polina.
Where the fuck is she? You think I can keep track of every girl in love with me? Well, I'm worried.
I haven't seen her in four days, and you should be worried.
Who's gonna pay for your shit designer clothes? Police said that she filed three complaints against her boyfriend.
All of them were filed, none of them were followed up, and then he murdered her.
I see.
Put that together with the other women, that paints a really nasty picture.
Yes, each case I look into fits a pattern.
The police ignore warning signs and young women are getting killed.
This is front-page stuff.
Can you make deadline? I think so.
Hey, have you heard anything else about the Tozawa thing? Honestly, Jake, it's not a priority right now.
- I have to go.
- We just have to figure out if he got charged Mr.
Right, right, right, right, right.
He dropped some serious knowledge on us.
There are things that he taught me that I still use at my job today.
- Long time ago.
- We're getting old, man.
Why'd you come to Japan? Thought I'd take a year off before grad school at Mizzou.
You know, get some life experience.
And this place has blown my mind, man.
Yeah, I mean, Tokyo, right? It's like - Not Missouri.
- Not Missouri.
And thank fuck for that.
Thank fuck for that.
So how's your family? I think they're good.
You know, I don't really have much time to check in these days.
- I'm busy with work, but - Yeah.
I heard that, like, your sister was in the middle of some, like, heavy treatments, right? Who did you hear that from? I just I mean, it's Columbia, so people talk, right? People should keep their fucking mouths shut about shit they don't know about.
Jessica's fine.
And we're keeping in touch and she's she's better now.
She's healthy, so Good.
I'm glad to hear it.
Saturday night and the moon is out ♪ I'm gonna head on over to the twist and shout ♪ Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat ♪ When it lifts me up, I'm gonna find my feet ♪ Want to get out of here? Want to see the coolest place in Tokyo? Yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Not bad, right? Muy bueno, my man.
Muy fucking bueno.
You want to grab that booth over there? I'll get a couple drinks.
I'll meet you on the dance floor.
No bodyguard? Do I need one? I figured you were followed everywhere you went.
I'll see you on the dance floor.
Thought I was going mad in a hurry ♪ Getting' stressed, makin' excess mess in darkness ♪ No electricity ♪ Something's all over me, greasy, insomnia ♪ Cheers.
Ne, ne, ne.
Oi! Baby, let him talk.
You fucking piece of shit.
Who got her in that debt, huh? It was you.
- Hey.
- Motherfucker.
Do you want to find out what she knows or not? Fuck.
She's in Yoshino.
Where the hell is Yoshino? Half a day from here in the west.
- When's she back? - Soon.
Well, baby, go back and ask when soon.
Why are you running away from me? Do you know whose men are in there right now? Tozawa's.
You know how much trouble I could get in - for stirring things up? - Baby, I am worried.
Don't treat me like a client.
I'm not.
You can barely look me in the eye now.
But when you need something, I am your baby.
What are you talking about? You know exactly what I'm talking about.
Nothing has been the same since that night.
You pull away when I reach for you.
- No, I don't.
- Don't lie.
I'm not lying.
This isn't about us.
She's my best friend.
There is no us.
I am Yakuza.
Everything I do has consequences.
Well, now this is fucking interesting.
Now you are making this about us.
So when you beat the shit out of people for your boss, that's okay.
That's that's fine.
That's work.
But when I need something, when I need help, when it's for me, there's consequences.
Fuck you.
I thought you were different.
You're not different.
You're a thug.
And what are you? Eh? Hiring girls to cheat lonely men out of their salary? What do you call that? A pimp? Fuck you.
I'm not forcing anyone to do anything.
And no one forced Polina.
This is a dangerous world.
People get hurt.
Sometimes they disappear.
Maybe it's not for you.
This place is awesome, dude.
Misaki What were you doing before, though? I was a model for a while.
I bet you were real good.
Flattery will get you nowhere.
Is that how you two met? When you were modeling? You really think I'm going to talk with you about him? I'm just asking about your life.
I'm interested in you.
I want to know about you.
Let's just say he came along at a time when modeling was becoming less interesting to me.
Fair enough.
Do you love him? Hey, man, what's going on? Whoa, hey, get your fucking hands off her.
Dave Dave, don't Onegaishimasu.
Shit ah, shit, are you all right? - Yeah, man, I'm fine.
- Fuck.
Come on.
Let's get out of here? Yeah.
The second to last fucking page.
You spelled it out beautifully.
And that story would have opened a lot of eyes if they hadn't fucking buried it.
I'm glad you think so.
Maybe next time.
I don't know how you do it.
'Cause I'm starting to not see the fucking point of any of this anymore.
Jake, I do it despite the indifference because somebody has to tell the truth.
Someone has to build a wall of information brick by brick, story by story, until the facts cannot be ignored.
And then things have to change.
- Don't they? - I don't know.
I need your help.

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