Manayek (2020–…): Season 1, Episode 8 - Tsmigim (Tires) - full transcript

Tal's former colleagues sabotage a big arrest. Eliran Chen turns up. Izzy and Eti's relationship is at a boiling point and Barak has to figure out how not to become a burden on his criminal associates.






On the ground!

I have information
on a high-ranking officer

involved in serious criminal activity.

How did Eliran Khen connect himself
to the Ganashvili murder?

He gave us the guns.

Do you know where he is?

They say he was spotted in Thailand,
in Uman, in Goa.

Eliran Khen implicated you
in the Ganashvili murder.

Is there something you're not telling me?

Now you're investigating me, too?

- Just answer.
- No, there's nothing I'm not telling you.

Our people in Kfar Qassem got stuck
with a container full of IDF equipment.

Does this deal have
the DA's authorization?

Operation Equipment Return is being
overseen by Central District Attorney,

Atalia Ben Moshe.

Any point asking you
what I'm authorizing here?


We heard Leibo set a meeting with someone
and we waited for him there.

Eldad Mann, attorney at law.

Imad Khirbawi killed Johnny
and inherited the goods.

This cop is brokering the deal
between him and the insurance company.

The insurance company pays up
and the cops get a cut.

Izzy, what're you doing here?

Izzy and Tanya Levine.

- How long has this been going on?
- Maybe since he worked on her son's case.

I don't feel so well.

Sorry about before.
I'm having a rough few days.

I know how it is at the beginning.

- What beginning?
- The hormones drive you crazy.

Fuck off. What do you want from her?

- Are you her lawyer?
- What's going on here, Izzy?

We're taking Malka in for questioning.

The gun you seized as evidence
as listed in your report

wasn't the gun used to shoot Ezra Fallah.

- You falsified evidence, Malka.
- Barak told me to do it.

- Malka?
- What?

Watch where you're going!

Sorry, honey.

Look at that.

A person could go just like that, no?

It could happen here,
where you run every morning at 6:30 p.m.

It could happen at Rabin Elementary
where your daughter goes to school.

Maybe at your husband's office
in Azrieli.

You never know.

You know who I am, right?


This is your lawyer. Call him.


Excuse me? Can I help you?

No, thanks, that's okay.

I'm thinking of buying
that house over there,

so I'm sniffing around the neighborhood.

Sorry if I startled you.

Okay. How much do they want for it?

They haven't yet... We're negotiating.

Are you happy with the neighborhood?


Okay, I have to go.


Make sure it's all packed
and tightened down.

Got it.

The count better be right.
If anything's missing, we're in trouble.

No problem.

I'm glad you're here, Izzy.

People, listen up.

Tonight at 11 p.m.
Ophir Leibowitz, Leibo,

will be at Johnny Suleiman's yard
in the old industrial zone.

He's going to pay Imad Khirbawi

in exchange for arms that were stolen
from an army depot three months ago.

We're going to stop this deal.

One thing you better understand,

once Leibo realizes he's facing
a long jail sentence for dealing arms,

fraud, obstruction of justice,
breach of faith,

he'll bring Barak down, big-time.

I hope you realize
the importance of this bust.

Another cop, Avi Shem Tov,
is also involved.

Yesterday he took out a police van
for this deal,

that belongs to Rishon Station,
so it would appear.

We're on top of both of them.

They're implicated the minute
they leave the junk yard with the goods

and phone their contact.

The second that happens, we grab them.

Folks, this is our moment of truth.

All our work comes down to this.

I want zero mistakes, got it?

Okay, until the bust,

I want constant surveillance
on Leibo and Shem Tov,

surveillance on the junk yard
starting at 4 p.m., all radios on.

Tal, we need assistance from the police,
a SWAT team and a bomb squad, okay?

- You got it.
- You take care of that.

Okay, good luck, all.

- Good luck.
- Let's kick some ass.

I want you to meet with
the insurance company's lawyer, okay?

Full interrogation, and update him on
what's happening tonight,

we need his full cooperation.

No problem. Coming with me?

I can't, I have stuff to coordinate,
didn't you hear?

- Take Hiba.
- Hiba?

No screwups.

You saw Meinzer.

- She was way out of...
- Excuse me. Izzy Bachar, right?

- Yes.
- Nice to meet you.

Attorney Zvika Epstein.

I represent Malka Tsigao.

- I didn't know Malka had a lawyer.
- Now you know.

How can we help you?

Let's start with this,

anything you want from Malka,
you phone me first.

- It's okay, she's working with us.
- Not anymore.

May I ask why?

Because you latched
onto a minor bureaucratic error

by an outstanding officer,

and now you're blackmailing her.

Blackmailing her?
We're not blackmailing anyone.

I assume...

this is yours.

You forced her to install
a listening device in her station.

If that isn't blackmail,
I don't know what is.

She signed an agreement with us.

If she violates it, we'll press charges.

Go ahead, I'll see you in court.

Then I'm officially informing you
that she's now on a 14-day suspension.

She's to keep away from the station

and not speak to Barak Harel
or Ophir Leibowitz.

No problem,
I just want to see it all in writing.

Are you sure this is
in your client's best interests?

My clients' best interests
are always my first priority.

Meir Shemer is also
a client of yours, isn't he?

I remember your name
from his company's papers.

You're a signatory
on the corporate reports.

So whose interests come first,
his or Malka Tsigao's?

You have my number there.

If you can't reach me,
leave me a message at the office.

Have a nice day.

He's the Shmaya Brothers' lawyer.

They seem to scare her
much more than we do.



- Are you Valentina?
- Yeah.

A friend told me about you,
you can help with things.

What do you want?

I need a passport.

Have money?

I can get money.

How did Leibowitz find you?

A private eye we work with
made the connection.

Wait a sec, am I suspected of something?

Not yet.

We're here to find out
exactly what happened.

Ophir Leibowitz came here,
introduced himself as a police officer,

told me he has a source that claims
he has access to the stolen arms

and asked if we'd agree to a deal.

Do you usually pay off criminals?

Let's just say it's not the first time
it's happened.

I only wanted to make sure
everything was kosher,

so he brought his station commander here.

- You met with Barak Harel?
- Sure.

He explained everything to me,
said everything was okay.

What happened
after your meeting with Barak?

There was some back and forth
over the price and the amounts.

Once we settled on the amount,
I took the CFO to the bank,

withdrew a million shekels in cash
and gave the money to Ophir Leibowitz.

That was that.

If you stop this deal,
what happens to the money?

- We need it back.
- You'll get it back.

Tell me something.

You're a serious guy, you're a lawyer,
you've been around,

didn't you realize
you were being scammed?

A police officer with three pieces
of metal on his shoulder

gives me a letter signed by the DA
authorizing the deal.

- How could I have known?
- What did he give you?

A letter signed by the DA
authorizing the deal.

I couldn't have gone ahead without it.

This is an insurance company,

I can't even go to the bathroom
without written authorization.

Do you have the letter here?

- So the deal was authorized?
- It can't be.

Maybe Barak handed her a letter
and she signed it,

without knowing what it was.

They're often just a rubber stamp.


Should we go talk to her?

No, let's keep this between
you and me for now.


If word gets out that the DA is involved,
it could put an end to the case.

The system protects itself
as a top priority.

Don't exaggerate.

Hiba, drop it, okay?

At least until after we bust Leibo.


Hands up! Now!


Baranes, can you hear me?

Undercover cops just grabbed Imad.

I can't believe this.
It's a mega-disaster.

Tal, can you please tell me
how International Crimes could arrest

our prime target
on the day of the operation?

- I don't know what to tell you.
- Don't give me that!

- What happened?
- Her people arrested Imad.

- What?
- You heard me.

And she kept us in the dark.

Ronit, I swear I knew nothing about it.

Tal, what are you doing here?

Tell me what you're doing here!

You're International Crimes' liaison
on our team, aren't you?

Ronit, she said she didn't know. Drop it.

You're coming to your shop with me
to clean up this mess.

Don't worry about it.

Tal knows the Johnny Suleiman
murder case inside-out

and I understand from her
that any evidence is circumstantial,

so why did you suddenly decide
to arrest Imad Khirbawi?

Things have happened
since Tal last dealt with the case.

There was an autopsy, a forensics report,
and mainly, a decision by Eitan.

Why do I owe you an explanation?

Why? I'll tell you why.

Because we have a big operation
taking place tonight

and it all pivots around Imad Khirbawi.

Your bust ruined everything.

What do you want me to do?

He's under arrest.
We didn't know you were dealing with him.

Didn't know? I personally told Eitan.

Must've been a breakdown
in communications.

You can interrogate Imad
when we're done with him.

We'll call you.

- You'll call us...
- Yes.

Where's Eitan? I want to talk to him.

He's busy.
He's in the interrogation room.

I see what's going on here.

I'll make sure the State Attorney
hears of this.

No problem.

Let him and the Chief of Police
figure it out between them.

- What's the story?
- What story?

You knew we were planning on Imad.
Eitan knew.

He arrested him to sabotage my case.
and you're cooperating with him?

- What're you talking about?
- You know exactly what.

He's trying to get rid of me
and you're his puppet on a string.

Tal, you'd better chill out,
you're way out of line.

You and Eitan both promised me
the thing between you was over.

I won't let it affect
the work of this unit.

If you keep up this crap,
I'll really get rid of you.

Of course.


Not him, God forbid.

You made me look this small.

No, Gary, listen,
they're sabotaging our investigation.

Do you really think
the arrest was a coincidence?

I'll tell you what I want you to do.

Go to the State Attorney
and give them hell.

They ruined my operation.

We don't like these surprises, Barak.

What was he arrested for?

Johnny's murder.
International Crimes is investigating it.

This makes us look so weak to Muhammad.

How could this happen
right under our noses?

Doesn't anyone talk to you?

No. People are avoiding me
because of the investigation.

I'm like a leper.
People are afraid to take my calls.

I hope you all realize
your deal is off, right?

- What?
- You heard me.

We're returning the money
to the insurance company.

- No way. Why, is it your daddy's money?
- Gili...

You want to owe us
a quarter million shekels?

Let's wait a few days,
they'll probably release Imad.

Imad's suspected of murder.
He's in for a while.

Return the money.

If he returns the money,
you'll never see it again.

Gili, if I were you,
I'd keep my mouth shut.

If you hadn't screwed up,
we wouldn't be in this mess.

So they're on your ass.

Deal with it.

As if you're doing this for free.

- I'm saving your ass, moron.
- Saving my ass? From what?

I want to know too.

The IAD investigation
is at a crucial point now.

And if I go down, you go down with me.

Eliran spilled the beans.

He gave them everything.

He implicated us both
in the Georgian's murder.

He even gave them evidence.

What evidence?

I don't know. The guns.

- You didn't get rid of the guns?
- I told Eliran to get rid of the guns.

Gili, get out of here.

- Tamir, you...
- Go!

As far as Imad's deal is concerned,
do what you think is best.

It's on you now.

- Got it.
- Wait, didn't you say Muhammad

- is anxious to get rid of the container?
- Leibo...

Maybe he can send someone else
to complete the deal.

- Leibo!
- Barak!

We're talking 50 000 shekels each here.
That's big money to me.

Leibo! The deal is off.

Return the money, you hear me?

- Did you hear me or...
- I heard you.


Now get the hell out of here.

- Listen, there's another problem.
- What now?

Natalie Hasson says someone
has been hanging around her house.

I told her to check
her security cameras. Look.

Her neighbor told her she saw him
staking out the house since 6 a.m.

It's okay. She won't talk to anyone.

My man at the IRS said
they got information requests from IAD,

about her, her husband
and any companies under their names.

Your buddy sent the requests.

He's turning into a serious problem.

You better stay away from him.

You hear me?
Izzy is my personal business.

- What?
- He's out of line.

Last time you said it wasn't a good time
for a deal with IAD.

- So?
- Maybe now is the right time.

You know what your problem is, Meir?

You think small.




You hear, Izzy?

- What?
- Something interesting here.

Just a sec.


- Izzy, you hear me?
- Just a sec, Hiba.

What's the matter?

Sorry, I have to go.

Are you following me or her?

Does it matter?

I didn't think you'd do such a thing.

I didn't figure you for the type.

What do you want?

You helped me out in a similar situation,
so I'll help you out now.

I'm not going to Eti,

I'm not going
to the Russian lady's lawyer.

I'm coming to you and giving you
a chance to end this nice and easy.

Go to the Russian

and tell her to take
Nir's name off the lawsuit.

She can still sue the police.

She'll still get her money,

but I want Nir's name out of the picture.

This is blackmail, Shaul.

So report it to the police.

Aren't you afraid I'm recording you?

You're not stupid.

You know I'm helping you out here.

Go talk to her.

Accept my proposal.

You have until tomorrow morning.
If not, I'm calling the lawyers.

So I need to back down
so you can save your marriage.

This isn't about my marriage.

If Shaul uses these photos,
there'll be no lawsuit.

Why not?
What's it got to do with the lawsuit?

They'll say we were together
from the start

and the whole case is tainted.

But we weren't together.

Can we prove it?

If they use this,

it can undermine the IA investigation,
the disciplinary procedure.

The police are just looking for an excuse
to shrug this thing off.

I don't know. I don't like it.

- I'll have to talk to Yinnon.
- Yinnon will tell you the same thing.

But I'm allowed to talk to him, aren't I?
He's my lawyer, after all.

I know, I introduced you to him.

And you got what you wanted
in return, didn't you?

I get you.

Izzy, wait.

Tell him I'll remove Nir Atzmon's name.

Okay, we'll be in touch.

We're out of soy milk.
Can you send someone to get some?


- Leibowitz.
- What's up, man?

What are you doing here?

There's a slight delay
and the deal isn't happening tonight.

When will it happen?

We aren't sure,
we're waiting for developments.

When I find out,
you'll be the first to know.

What about the money?

We have it for now, don't worry.

No, Leibo, this is unacceptable.
I need the money back.

The money is in our safe.
Just be patient, you hear me?

Nothing is going to happen to it.

Don't go looking for trouble.

- What kind of trouble?
- I don't know. Anything can happen.

Is there a problem?

- No.
- Good. Not a word to anyone.

Bye, have a great day.

Imad, I didn't tell them anything.
They're rats.

I swear, Imad.
I didn't say a word to those rats!


Don't waste your time, Khirbawi.
He spilled the beans.

We know you went to Givat Olga
to knock off Johnny Suleiman.

We have evidence that places you
at the scene.

I don't really have to hear you out.

You think you impress me
with your silence?

Bigger men than you have sat here
and cried like little girls.

I'll put my cards on the table.

As long as you kill each other,
we don't really care.

But we do care about
your boss Muhammad's business.

Cooperate with us,

give us information on him,

and I can turn 20 years in jail into ten.

- What's up?
- Eitan, this is Amnon from Shin Bet.

- He's mine, I'm taking him.
- What?

- You heard me. I'm taking him.
- Release him.

What was that about?

That's life.



Are you crazy? What did you do?

What did I do?
You screwed me with that bust.

- Are you nuts?
- I'm the one who's nuts?

You're out to get me, Eitan.
You'll do anything to keep me with IAD.

Tal, this isn't all about you!

- Then why did you arrest him?
- Why did I arrest him?

Because if I didn't,
IAD would and we'd never see him again,

just like what happened with Eliran Khen.

Do you even remember you're with us?
Your priorities are all mixed up.

Go fuck yourself.

Fine. I spoke to Yiftah,
you can't stay in my squad.

What? Why not?

You can choose any other assignment
in the unit.

It's a chance for a fresh start.
You and I can't go on working together.

Then you transfer.
Why should I pay the price?

You slashed my tires.

There's something wrong with you,
don't you see?

Right, there's something wrong with me.

You had no problem waiting

outside my place
in the middle of the night.

Maybe that's what turns you on, Eitan.

Son of a bitch.


Why are you sitting in the dark?

I have a migraine.

Then take a pill.

I did.

Did you say you were doing
something tonight?

Eti, I have something to tell you.


I slept with someone.

It only happened once. It was a mistake.


Tanya Levine.

Tanya Levine, that kid's mother?

Izzy, I don't know where to begin.

You were in contact
with her this whole time?


Her lawsuit?

Are you involved?

Eti, I'm begging you,
forgive me, it was a mistake.

I shouldn't have let it happen.

I forgive you.


Yes, and I understand where it came from.

You know, a pretty woman,

she needs you,

she's someone
you can feel strong next to.

I don't know if that's why.

Of course that's why.

Never mind.

In any case it's over.

Of course it's over,
I already spoke to her.

Not you and her.

You and me.

- Us. It's over.
- What?

I'm not mad at you or anything,
it's just...


What are you talking about?

You know exactly what I'm talking about.

No, Eti, I don't.

I made a mistake,
I'm asking you to forgive me.

I love you. Don't you love me anymore?

What? This has nothing to do with love.

I forgave you
when you did the same thing.


You didn't really forgive me.

We're just getting in each other's way.

No, Eti, you're not getting in my way.

Think about how things have been lately.

I don't want us
to start hating each other.

What will we tell the kids?

The truth.

- Everything okay?
- Yeah.

- When can I get a passport?
- One week.

- Can't be any faster?
- No.

Fine, one week.

And then you give me
the rest of the money.

What "rest of the money"?
This is your money.

You said 2500 dollars.

Only this is the first payment.

After you get the passport,
you give me 2500 more.


If you want, I can take this money
and disappear, no passport.

No. Okay.

I will get the money. Okay?

We received intelligence
from the Ukrainian police.

Eliran is in Uman
trying to buy a passport.

How'd he get from Turkey
to Ukraine under the radar?

I don't know.

They said his mother
transferred money to Uman.

I just checked with Western Union.
It's true.

Let's go visit Edna Khen.
Baranes is taking care of the warrants.

Makes sense that he's in Uman.
Only God can help him now.

What's with you today?


Nothing, I'm fine.

- How's Tanya?
- What?

Your girlfriend.

I heard there was a news item
about her and her son.


I think she was into you, you know?

- Please, Tal.
- What?

I could tell by her body language.

It's irrelevant in any case. Drop it.

What a gentleman.

They don't make them
like you anymore, Izzy.

Do we have the warrants?

- Yes.
- Let's go.

Just a minute.

What's the matter?

- Mrs. Khen.
- Yes.

We have warrants to search
your house and computers.

Excuse me? I don't understand. What...

Where do you think you're going?
Excuse me.

- What are you doing?
- Your hand, please.

- What?
- You're under arrest

for suspicion of abetting a crime
and obstruction of justice.

Anything you say may be held against you

and if you don't answer our questions,

it may reinforce our suspicions
against you.

- Is that clear?
- What suspicions?

- I don't know what you're talking about.
- Did you transfer money to Uman?

I don't know what you're talking about.

Maybe you'll remember at the Office.
Let's go.

He wrote to my neighbor Lizzie
on Facebook that he needed money,

so I sent him some money.

Who is...

Valentina Telipenko?

I don't know.

She's the girl he asked me
to send the money to.

You hid things from us from the start,

Eliran's gambling, his mix-ups,
and now this.

Do you realize his life is at stake?
That we're his only chance?

Edna, there are people looking for him
who want to kill him.

And now, thanks to you,
it'll be much easier for them.

I didn't know what to do,
he asked me not to tell.

I didn't know what to do.

We'll be right back.

Well? What do you say?

Pack warm clothes,
you're going to Ukraine.

Why do we have to go?

We don't have
an extradition treaty with them.

You'll have to fly there
and convince him to come back.

- Do you realize how cold it is there?
- That's why I said to pack warm clothes.

Why don't you go?

I have other things to do.

Imad Khirbawi is back in the picture.
Turns out he works for Shin Bet.

- What does that mean?
- What?

I don't know.

Padova got me a meeting with him.

Anyway, you need to talk

to the Israel Police liaison
in the Ukraine

and get the locals to arrest Eliran.

- Who is that? Can he be trusted?
- I don't know.

I'll check him out.

We can't let Eliran's
whereabouts leak out.

I'll talk to the State Attorney
about an extradition without agreement.

- But it'll take time.
- Right.

What about his mother?

Take her to the women's jail,
let her spend a night there.

I want to shake her up,
so next time she tries to hide something,

she'll think twice.

- Hi.
- Hi.

- We located Eliran.
- Yeah, I heard.

- How was court?
- Pain in the ass.

Did you get the info?

Yes, and there's something
very fishy about it.

Itamar Ben Moshe was arrested
in a pedophile bust four years ago.

An SIU Central detective disguised
as a 13-year-old girl

talked to him online
and he set up a sex date with her.

- Okay.
- He showed up and they arrested him.

There's a very detailed arrest report.

At the end it says
he was transferred to interrogations.

That's it.

The only other thing I found in the file

is a memo saying
he was released at the station.

Guess who signed the memo.

Barak Harel.

No case file was opened,
no further investigation.

As far as I can tell,
that's where it ended.

It wasn't easy to get hold of
these documents.

Well done.

I looked through the records.

He's Atalia Ben Moshe's son, right?


What's the story?

- I hear you're flying to Ukraine.
- That's right.

- Listen, about Atalia Ben Moshe...
- What?

A few years ago, Barak let her son off
on a sex with a minor charge.

I think he's blackmailing her.

Hiba, didn't I tell you
to leave that be for now?

You said "until Leibo gets busted"
and I don't see anyone busting Leibo.

That doesn't matter. Drop it.

I'm sorry, Izzy, but...

it doesn't seem right
just to sit on information like that.

It's an atomic bomb.

And you need to be as careful with it
as you would be with an atomic bomb.

Do you think you'll sit a DA
in the interrogation room

and question her?
It doesn't work that way.

We have to proceed with caution.

We'll deal with it
when I get back from Uman.

You're just blowing me off.

Hiba, I'm the lead in this case

and I'm giving you an order,
is that clear?

It's my responsibility.

- Fine. Got it.
- Good. I'm going to pack.

Have a safe trip.


Eti finally wised up.

I understand he's banging
some Russian chick.

Would you believe it? Izzy?

What's with you?

- Nothing. I'm worried.
- About what?


- This investigation is trouble.
- Is it Malka?

I understand
it's about a report or something.

- It'll all come to nothing.
- It's not Malka.

Listen, I need to tell you something.

What is it?

Eliran Khen gave IAD some information.

What kind of information?

Information. About me.


You swore to me
you didn't do anything, you bastard.

What did you do?

- I need your help.
- Help? Are you crazy?

The best help I can give you
is a lawyer's phone number.

Dudu, if this shit hits the fan,
it'll hit you, too.

Whatever I did, I did on your watch.

Are you threatening me? How dare you?

We have to work together,
we have no choice.

- Pull up your shirt.
- What?

You heard me.

- You think I'm recording you?
- I don't know what to think.

Pull it up.

Your pants, too.


- You want to search my ass, too?
- Give me your phone.

What's with you?

- Listen, Dudu...
- Izzy was right.

That girl, Sharon Zur,
you know what happened to her?

I have no idea and that's not the point.
Stay focused.

Son of a bitch.

Don't you think people are going
to start asking questions?

Why you pressured IAD to close my case?

Why you appointed me
as Rishon station commander

instead of Zigdon?

It was a legitimate decision.

It was legitimate when I was Barak Harel,
the superstar police officer.

When I'm Barak Harel the criminal,
it'll look totally different.

They'll go through all your emails,
every WhatsApp message,

every meeting in your diary,
every bank account.

You know how it works.

But it's simple, man.

Eliran Khen is in Ukraine, in Uman.

And we can't let him come back.

In order to deal with him there,
I have to deal with something here,

and for that I need your help.

I suggest we stop
this conversation right here.


- Get your hands...
- Dudu, listen!

If he comes back and testifies,
we're both done for.

I'm not going down alone.

This is what I get after all these years?

After all I did for you?

I'm putting the cards on the table.

You can end up like a fool, like Izzy,
swim against the current and drown,

or you can come out on top.

What do you mean, on top?

I mean the very top.

- He's getting away!
- Fuck!

Eliran, don't do anything stupid.

Don't do anything stupid, Eliran.

Eliran, dear, are you there?

You have to be strong, Mom.

If I go back to Israel, I'm a dead man,
you hear me? A dead man.

Hello, officer!

Look what we found.

Half a kilo of marijuana.

What if I give you info
on how Barak killed one of your CIs?


You don't think it's messed up

that you're telling me now
for the very first time?

I thought we were friends.

Can someone pull off the deal with Leibo?

- Leibo.
- Who's this?

Sammy Suleiman. Got the money?

Who has the letter I gave you?

If they make arrests,
they'll find that letter

and they'll realize I'm involved.

You're one of the finest girls
I ever met.