Stumptown (2019–…): Season 1, Episode 17 - Stumptown - full transcript

Dex's former client Jeremy introduces her to Major Elders who has intel on Benny's death. Dex, suspicious of the information and looking for answers, investigates a potential cover up ...

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Previously on "Stumptown"... Hoffman:
I just can't tell if she's playing games.

The P.I.? Yeah.

This may come as a shock,
but some women...

You got to let 'em know
how you feel.

Mira. ¿Que pasa?

That's a lot of va-voom
for book club, huh?

It was the only thing clean.

Michael: Is that what you
came here to tell me?

I... I was a bad father?
You never reached out to me.

You told me you never wanted
to see me again, you...

It was 20 years ago.



You were the dad.
You could've fixed it.

There was an investigation

into the IED explosion
that killed Benny.

There's more to this story.

A lot more.

[ Rock music plays inside club ]

Bouncer: Okay. Very clever.

The lighter-on-the-license trick
never works.

Trick? No.

No, actually,
it's a really funny story...

Nice try. Give me that back.

I'm gonna have to confiscate it.

Hey. I just need to get the...

Stop it!



Ohh.

Oh, that's nice.
That's real nice.

[ Music continues ]

A little sloppy on the dismount.

[ Sighs ]

♪♪

Ugh.

[ Sighs ]

Don't think I'm easy just 'cause
you found me in the gutter.

[ Chuckles ] I've, uh,
seen you around campus.

You okay? No.

I really wanted to
see this show.

Oh. Yeah?

[ Door creaks ]

[ Music continues in distance,
door closes ]

It's a nice view.

It's not the view.

Stand here.

Okay.

[ Tegan and Sara's "Walking
With a Ghost" plays faintly ]

♪ I said please,
please don't insist ♪

[ Music grows louder ]

♪ I was walking with a
ghost ♪ [ Chuckles ] Wow.

Why does it sound like
we're right near the stage?

Something about the acoustics.

Brick hits metal
just right, and...

It's amazing. Thank you.

[ Laughs ]

♪ No matter which way you stay ♪

Benjamin.

Blackbird.

Call me Benny.

♪ I was walking with a ghost ♪

♪ I said please,
please don't insist ♪

♪ I was walking with a ghost ♪

♪ I said please,
please don't insist ♪

Major Elders,
this is my friend, Dex Parios.

Pleasure. Thanks for coming all this way,
Major.

I have family in the area,

so it was a good excuse.

Besides,
saying I owe my life to Jeremy

is no exaggeration.

♪ Out of my mind ♪

Uh, so you have information

about the IED
that killed Benjamin Blackbird?

You understand the file
is classified, Top Secret.

Dex is one of us, Major.

♪ Out of my mind ♪

[ Sighs ]

♪ Out of my mind, out of my... ♪

You were told the explosives
were stolen by the Taliban,

specifically by someone
you had in custody?

Yes, sir.

Well, you were
wrongfully informed.

Now, Jeremy told me
what you've been through

and that you blame yourself
for the attack.

I'm sorry. Um...

♪ Out of my mind ♪

Wrong... Wrongfully informed?

The bomb signature on the IED

matched a wildcat
assassination team

associated with the Haqqanis.

Now, they're a northern tribe...

- No connection to the Taliban.
- Exactly.

We believe that
Private Blackbird's Humvee

was targeted erroneously.

You see? There was nothing
you could have done.

The... The... The Haqqanis

have... have no connection
to Kabul.

Their fight is in Kandahar.

♪♪

I'd like to see the file.

Well, I-I feel like I've said
more than I should already.

Dex, the Major's
taking a real risk

trying to get you some closure.

I understand that, but
none of this makes any sense.

If Benny was targeted
erroneously,

why is it classified Top Secret?

You were in Intelligence.

You know that
classifications can be set

for any number of reasons.

You know,
I think I should be going.

Of course. Thank you. Thanks.
N-N-No. They're covering it up.

Dex... No.

What... What...
What really happened, Major?

Tell me.

You got the information
you wanted.

I didn't get any information.

- Sir.
- He didn't...

[ Sighs ] Good luck.

♪♪

Dex. No.

♪♪

♪ So hot ♪

♪ Give it all that you got ♪

♪ Give it all that you got ♪

♪ Give it all that you got ♪

♪ One love ♪

♪ Give it all that you got ♪
Hey! [ Chuckles ]

Woman: Hey!

You have amazing legs.

- Thank you.
- Oh, I'm sorry.

My partner and I were sure
you were a unicorn.

Oh. First timer.

Come find us
when you're ready to play.

Okay. [ Chuckles ]

♪ ...so give me some, baby ♪

♪ I won't ever stop so ♪

Come here often? [
Scoffs ] I did my research.

So, a unicorn is...?

Single woman, basically.

The girl we're looking for
is a unicorn.

Floating between couples
and older men no one wants.

So, it's easier to drug
a desperate older man, huh?

With deep pockets.

Check out the number of dudes

sporting diamond watches
in this room.

And our girl's
already made off with 200k.

She's no dummy.

It's got to get you thinking,
though.

Like, what's really
behind this, right?

Like, the...

Does the marriage
just need spice,

or are these people
looking for the exit, you know?

No judgement.

I'm a one guy kind of girl.

There's a whole lot
of judgement in that, actually,

but, uh,
I feel the same. [ Chuckles ]

♪ Maybe I drank too much or ♪

But, like, the opposite, though.

Yeah.

I'm gonna make another round.

Hold on.

I've seen this guy before.
With the man bun.

From the other club we sat on.

Girl seems pretty interested.

She came in
with a dude in black.

It looks like
they're recruiting a third.

Oh.

That's how it happens.

♪ I won't ever stop,
so give me some, baby ♪

Oh, no.

Friend of yours?

It's Tookie's wife.

♪ Give me some, baby ♪

♪ I won't ever stop ♪

[ Laughs ]

Benny's death was your fault,

now it's not your fault,
but there's more to it.

I'm sorry. I'm getting
a little bit of whiplash.

Yeah, tell me about it.

[ Sighs ] I just want the truth.

You think the truth
will bring you peace?

I don't know. I don't know
if I know what peace feels like.

Right. Well, where you going?

Hmm? What do you mean?

Well, the only time
you don't day-drink

is when you got to drive
some place far.

Ah. Yeah.

I'm, uh... I'm going out
to Hood River.

There's a guy who used to
be on Benny's unit.

He lives out there.
Thomas Junes.

After Sue Lynn
kicked me out of the funeral,

TJ reached out. Hmm.

He made me feel like
I was part of Benny's life.

I'm hoping maybe he can
shed some light on all this.

And you? What about me?

You only day-drink when you got
something on your mind, so...

[ Chuckling ]
I don't think that's true.

It's 100% true.

My dad messaged me.

Oh. Wow.

Yeah, so my dad's son, I guess,

has a baseball tournament
in Seattle,

and my dad wants to come see me
on the way there.

That's great. Is it, though?

I mean, 25 years, and
not so much as a birthday card,

and all of a sudden,
he wants a relationship?

Well, you said yourself
he's changed.

That's hard to do.

Maybe you should
give him a chance.

Just weird, right?

All this digging up in the past.

When do we get to move forward?

Maybe that's what we're doing.

I'm gonna take off.
I'll see you later.

♪ Every sound
feels like a kiss ♪

♪ Go on, then,
and don't look back ♪

[ Ratchet clicking ]

[ Brakes screech ]

TJ?

I'll be damned. Benny's girl.

Can I talk to you for a minute?

[ Dog barks in distance ]

Oh. Haqqanis killed Benny?

That's what I was told.

I never heard anything
about that.

Thanks.

Yeah.

Does that make any sense to you?

No. It makes no sense.

We were a Civil Affairs Unit.

I mean, your village
was plundered by the Taliban,

we went in
with funds to rebuild.

Of course, a lot of times,
we made things worse.

You know, "He got more
than I did"

or, "Someone stole my share."

Yeah. Winning hearts and minds,
huh? Mm.

I am actually ashamed
to say, but...

I do my best not to think
about those days.

When I do, I miss him.

[ Sighs ]

Yeah, me too.

You are, uh,
quite the collector.

[ Chuckles ]

Is, um...
Is that from Afghanistan?

Brought it home from Kabul.

Hmm. Where'd you get it?

Oh, I don't know.
Some bush market.

It's high quality
for a bush market.

Usually cheap reproductions.

Hey, I got lucky.

Or you found it
in a bombed-out building

about to be bulldozed.

Better with you than buried
under rubble, I guess.

Why does it feel like
a cold wind just blew in?

Why does it feel like
you're holding out on me?

I don't know anything.

So, nobody questioned you
about the bombing?

Nobody questioned me
about any bombing.

Benny's death is Top Secret.

That doesn't seem strange
to you?

Eh, strange or not,
I wasn't questioned.

Okay, then who was?

Dex...

[ Sighs ]

You can't bring him back.

So, you gotta stop asking

questions you're never
gonna get answers to.

What the hell does that mean?

It's a long drive
back to Portland.

[ Bottle thuds ]

I'm done talking about the war.

♪♪

♪♪

[ Door creaks ]

[ Sighs ]

♪♪

[ Pearl Jam's "Daughter" plays ]

Shh! Parents are sleeping.

You're a lifesaver. Machines
in my dorm are always broken.

And they cost two bucks a load.

[ Chuckles ]

I'm not afraid to meet
your parents, you know.

I'm very charming.

Yeah.

They're probably gonna like you
more than they like me.

♪♪

♪ Alone, listless ♪

Well, what about your brother?
When can I meet him?

Soon.

And he's excited
to meet you. Yeah?

♪ Young girl ♪

♪ Violence ♪

♪ Center of her own attention ♪

Dex.

That's twice as much
detergent as you need,

maybe three times.

Maybe I like my shirts itchy.

[ Chuckling ] That's my shirt.

Not anymore.

[ Laughs ]

God, I love you.

♪ The shades go down,
it's in her head ♪

♪ Painted room ♪

I'm not taking it back.

♪ Can't deny
there's something wrong ♪

♪ Don't call me ♪

Grey: Dex.

♪ Not fit to ♪

Took your advice,
and I called him.

Your dad?

Yeah. How'd it go?

Well, I'm still day-drinking.

But he said he'd come here
tonight at 9:00,

so we'll see what happens.

Well, that's good.

Maybe he'll surprise you.

Yeah. Maybe.

What happened
over at, uh, Hood River?

Um... well, it was pretty rough,

but I think I got
something to go on.

Good. 'Sup, man?

Alright.
I'll leave you two alone.

What's up?
Thanks for coming down.

Um... so, I've been looking at
this guy... Thomas Junes.

He does three tours,

and then he comes back
and he... he buys this.

I talked to the Realtor,
and she said he paid cash.

800 grand.

Rich dad? No.

No, Dad was
a construction worker.

Mother was
a third-grade teacher.

He claims that his wife
is the breadwinner,

but she's a non-profit lawyer.

I know that he's lying.
He's not talking to me.

So, I was hoping

that maybe you could
put some pressure on him.

Start a case,
look into his financials,

anything to get him to...
To talk to me.

Yeah, I don't do financials.

That's White Collar.
It's not my division.

Okay, but please?

I will never ask you
for anything again.

Okay, that's not true.
I think we both know that.

But this isn't...
This isn't for a client.

This is for me. Okay,
what... what's really going on?

♪ Not fit to be ♪

There's a D.O.D. file that
I'm trying to get my hands on.

The Department of Defense?

It's about Benny's death.

I think there was foul play.

I-I don't have access.

Okay, I just need help, though.

I-I... Look, I wish I could,
but, Dex, it's D.O.D.

It's just way over my head.

Okay.

Yeah, okay, I get it.

Thank you for coming down.

Gotta go.

Tookie: I'm back.

♪ ...will remind me ♪

♪ Don't call me ♪

[ "Papi Chulo" plays on stereo ]

[ Knock on door ]

Detective.

Call me Miles.

[ Chuckles ]

What brings you? Hungry?

No, no. I had to talk to Dex
about a few things.

How are things with Mom and Dad?

Better. Better.
Thank you. Thank you.

And you?

Great.

Listen, I'm just curious.

Um...

how long have you been married?

Why? 'Cause I got a colleague
who's going through some stuff.

And I'm just... you know,
I'm just asking around.

We've been married 20 years,
so I've seen it all.

[ Chuckles ] That's
That's impressive.

Did you ever feel like
you needed to...

you know, like, freshen things
up a little bit, or...

We got that.

It's kind of scandalous.

Yeah?

Like, scandalous
on a scale of...

you know, like,
folding laundry together to...

swinging?

♪ Quiere que te llame
pero quiero... ♪

For our half anniversary
every year,

we buy six airplane bottles
of tequila

and drive out to
Horsetail Falls. Mm-hmm.

And we, um...

skinny dip.

It's such a rush.

Ugh!

Wow. You know how to...

paint a picture.

Makes us feel
like teenagers again.

It's been a few years
since we've done it.

Maybe that's exactly
what we need.

Hey, you want to come?

I'm kidding, Miles.

No one wants
to see you skinny dip.

[ Microwave beeps ]

♪ Me tienes ya mondo
te Papi Chulo ♪

[ Indistinct talking,
pool balls clacking ]

[ Door closes ]

Black ball goes in last.

Funny.

Can I buy you a drink?
I think I owe you one.

♪ I'm walking all along ♪

[ Sighs ] Okay, I screwed up.

Um...

I reacted badly.

Just take the closure, Dex.

It's more than most people get.

You're right.

Uh, I'm sorry.

You know, I think Elders
deserves an apology, too.

I'll pass that along.

I ju... I think it should
come from me, though.

You know, I-I understand
his... his position.

I... I'm grateful for his help.

I know he went
out of his way for me.

[ Sighs ]

Listen, can I get his number?

[ Keyboard clacking ]

[ Computer beeping ]

♪♪

♪♪

[ Keyboard clacks ]

[ Computer chirps ]

♪♪

Lee: There's your friend's wife.

Hoffman: He has no idea
where she spends her nights.

When this all blows up, he is
going to have a rude awakening.

After 20 years of marriage,
you'd think you'd know,

you know, this kind of trouble.

[ Scoffs ] I knew after 20 days.

I didn't know
you'd been married.

Yeah, Julian Chang.

Fine guy.
Met him in dental school.

Whoa.

Now I'm learning
about dental school, too?

Yeah. [ Chuckles ] Okay. Okay.

How long did it last?

Two years.

I had everything my mom
could have dreamed of.

The guy, the career...

three cats.

[ Chuckles ]

Well, I just wasn't living
the life I wanted, you know?

My dad never misses
an opportunity

to tell me I chose
the wrong path.

At least you didn't get married
to please them.

Oh, no. I did.

Nine months in, it was clear...

it was a mistake.

I'll bet you knew
at the wedding.

Try during the wedding planning.

[ Exhales deeply ] Yeah.

I just kept asking myself...

Both: "Why isn't this more fun?"

Yeah.

Yep.

[ Keyboard clacks,
computer beeps ]

Ah. Short pixie hair.

She made a hand-off to
the guy with the neck tattoo.

Let me rewind it.

She was in
the Pleasure & Posh footage

from three nights ago.

[ Keyboard clacking ]

[ Video rewinding ]

[ Computer beeps ]

Check out the ice
on the guy's watch.

[ Beep, clack ]

[ Computer beeps ]

There she is.
Well, that was quick.

[ Computer beeps ]

No watch.

♪♪

[ Door closes ]

[ Elevator bell dings ]

[ Elevator doors open ]

[ Elevator doors close ]

♪♪

Yeah. No, totally.

[ Chuckles ]

Um...

Ay! Oh. So sorry.

Excuse me.

Well, tell him
I'm on my way, okay?

Mm-hmm.

♪♪

[ Lock beeps ]

♪♪

♪♪

[ Computer whirs ]

♪♪

[ Computer beeps ]

♪♪

[ Computer beeps ]

Um...

♪♪

[ Computer beeps ]

[ Keyboard clacking ]

[ Computer beeps ]

[ Computer buzzes ]

[ Sighs ] [ Knock on door ]

Woman: Housekeeping.

Yeah, just a second.

[ Click ]

♪♪

No housekeeping. Thank you.

♪♪

[ Door closes ]

♪♪

[ Sighs ]

♪♪

[ Elevator bell dings ]

♪♪

[ Elevator bell dings ]

[ Elevator doors close ]

[ Lock beeps ]

♪♪

[ Door closes ]

What the hell?

[ Computer clicking ]

♪♪

[ Siren wails in distance ]

♪♪

[ Keyboard clacking ]

[ Computer beeps ]

Son of a bitch.

[ Grunts ]

[ Can clatters ]

[ Keyboard clacks ]

[ Computer clicking ]

Oh, come on. Come on, come on.

This is Major DeVar Elders,
ID 2718004.

Come on.

My laptop was hacked.

I need to make sure
it wasn't breached.

[ Computer beeps ] Specifically, any
files on the 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion.

Articles 132 and 134, TS class.

Zero breach?

I need to know this.

You're sure?

[ Sighs ]

Great. Thanks.

[ Exhales sharply ]

Oh. Ooh.

[ Crucial's "The People I Love"
plays on stereo ]

Hey. Hey.

Bartender said our guy
with the neck ink is Levi,

and the woman that was with him
is probably Kayla,

but apparently there's a bunch
of women here with pixie hair.

Which one's the unicorn?

Lee: None. Green wristbands.
They're a full swap.

Full swap?

Yeah, they're two on two
switching.

Ooh. I don't get it.

I'd go crazy if I saw
my girl with another guy.

Well, we all know how you feel

about your girl
with another girl.

Mm. Uncalled for.

And that was different.

I wasn't involved.

So, you'd want to be?

Hmm. Okay.

There he is. Follow my lead.

Let's try and be convincing
tonight. Put your hand on me.

Alright.

♪♪

Levi, yeah?

We heard you're the one
who got the hook-up

for the party favors.

Jimmy the bartender.

He sells weed under the table.
Tax free.

Oh, we were looking for
something a little more... fun.

My connect should be here soon.

Come find me in a half hour.

♪♪

♪ It's not the same ♪

♪♪

I didn't want to blow our cover.

♪♪

Okay.

♪ Oh, it's not the same here ♪

Sorry.

What the hell is this?

Hey. What is this?

Flourishes. Flourishes?
We don't need flourish.

People seem to like them.

Well, I don't like them, and
I'm the only people that count.

So, get rid of this crap
and do it now.

Come on, guys. Tighten up.

What's up with him?

His dad's coming.

So? He's nervous.

I wouldn't.

Maybe you're right.

Find the receipt.
Find the receipt.

♪ You gotta ♪

♪ You, you, you gotta ♪

Hey. That dirtbag we talked to
about scoring party drugs?

Our pixie girl took a hand-off
from him about 10 minutes ago.

Yeah, I've been watching her
fiddle with this sucker's drink

for the past eight.

This guy's a perfect mark.

She's gonna spike it. Bet me.

Alright. Make it interesting.

Loser buys lunch for a week?

That's not interesting.

Come on.

Bet.

[ Sighs ]

Hoffman: Aw.

Looks like I'm buying lunch.

Mm-hmm.

♪ You gotta ♪

♪ You, you, you gotta ♪

Oh, boy.
He's going down for the count.

♪ You gotta ♪

♪ You, you, you gotta ♪

♪ You, you, you gotta ♪

♪ You, you, you,
you, you gotta ♪

♪♪

Man: Yeah.

Kayla: Bark. You ready?

[ Man barking ] Yeah.

Police.
Get your hands on your head.

Hands on your head.

Get the hell out of here! [ Grunts
I Hands... Hands on your head.

You're under arrest. For what?

♪♪

[ Man groans ]

He gave that to me.

Oh. Okay. And, uh... and this?

Never seen that before
in my life.

We are consenting adults here.

Yeah. Let's go.

[ Snoring ]

♪♪

Poor bastard.

Yeah, we're gonna need
an ambulance over here.

I'm thinking it's,
uh, Special K,

so just have the paramedics ask
for Hoffman when they get here.

[ Cellphone beeps ]

[ Pearl Jam's "Alive" plays ]

[ Sirens wail in distance ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Pool balls clack ]

♪♪

♪♪

Hey. What's up?

Oh. [ Sighs ]

I found out
that the investigation

was classified
as an Article 134.

A-A 134 means
that maybe a crime took place,

which could involve anything

from a-a government building
getting robbed,

uh, rape, kidnapping.

So, what are you saying? Benny's
unit could have been dirty?

I don't know. Some of them.

I mean, all of the unit
was under investigation.

Oh, so,
maybe Benny was dirty. He wasn't.

Benny was the most empathetic
person I have ever known.

There is no way that he would do
any of those things.

Okay.

[ Sighs ] What? Say it.

I mean, he broke your heart.

To do the right thing.

To please his mother?

Alright, h-here's
what I know about Benny.

He married somebody else,
he had a kid with her,

and then he left his family
to join the army

to try to get you back.

You didn't know him.

Did you?

♪ Oh, I'm still alive ♪

Yeah, I did.

♪ Yeah, yeah, I ♪
[ Children laughing ]

♪ Oh ♪

♪ I'm still alive ♪
[ Sighs ]

♪ Yeah ♪
[ Benny laughs ]

♪ Oh ♪

Dex: Great.
You did so good, buddy.

Good game, bud.
Awesome footwork back there.

♪ Across a young man's room ♪

Hope it was worth it.

♪♪

Excuse me? Losing.

He should play with his own kind

instead of taking time
away from my kid.

♪ ...this very day ♪

Hey, hey, oh, hey, hey, hey.

We don't want you getting blood
on your cool, new jacket, right?

Just...

♪ Oh, you know where ♪

Kid's got promise, I can tell.

Which is why
he needs field time.

He's gonna get a lifetime
of it. Look at him.

A year from now, this day
will be a blink in his memory.

That little kid? Ansel?

♪ Yeah ♪

It was his first game.

His first time ever
getting to be part of a team.

So, if a blink from your kid

could become a moment Ansel's
whole life revolved around,

that'd be worth it, right?

♪ I'm still alive ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ I, oh ♪

Nice game, kid.

♪ I'm still alive ♪

♪ Yeah, I, oh, I'm still alive ♪

♪ Yeah, I ♪

♪ Ooh, I'm still alive ♪

[ Cellphone beeps ] ♪ Don't give
me your love then take it back ♪

[ Indistinct conversations ]

♪ Tell me you need me ♪

♪ No, don't do that ♪
[ Cellphone beeps, clicks ]

Hey, bud,
you mind grabbing me an IPA?

Make it a scotch.
Why not, right?

Should I bring one for your dad?

[ Chuckles ]

How do you know everything?

And, no, he stopped drinking.

So, why don't we wait
'til he gets here

and we'll see what he wants.

Okay. Thanks, buddy.

[ Cellphone beeps ]

Alright, man, where are you?

♪ So, if you want to tell me ♪

[ Telephone ringing ]

Next.

If there's any way we can
keep my wife from knowing...

I only had the tiniest bit...

Controlled substance, man.

It's a court appearance
and a fine.

Sit down.

But see, if I'm not home
by the time she wakes up...

Dude, dude. Long night, alright?

Name?

Franco Lopez.

Honestly, I only did this
because my wife

is always going on booze cruises

with her friends
and... Alejandro.

Oh, I was stupid. So stupid.

Look, man, if you're getting
at something,

do it quickly.

If I can get to an ATM machine,
I can pay my bail in cash.

And your wife won't notice
$7,500 missing?

She wouldn't notice.

Really? What the hell
do you do for a living?

[ Computer beeping ]

I'm a service technician for
a high-security budget office.

[ Exhales sharply ]

I work IT for the D.O.D.

The Department of Defense?

♪♪

♪♪

You want another one?

Yeah. Why don't you
make it a double?

That's two more.

That's one way of looking at it.

♪♪

Is he coming?

I don't think so.

I'm sorry, Grey.
I'm here for you, buddy.

Thanks, buddy.

♪♪

Make a double.

[ Knock on door ]

So, you, uh,
broke into his hotel room?

Agh. Come on, man.

Elders wasn't giving me
what I needed.

And you hacked his computer?

Well, not successfully.

You can go to prison for that.

Don't be such a boy scout.

You used me.

I was right, okay?

There is more to this story.

Benny was not dirty. Dex.

I'm going to
figure this out, okay?

I can't be the one to help you.

That's fine. Not like this.

[ Sighs ] You're a mess.

I'm done. Yep.

[ Door slams ]

♪♪

[ Inhales sharply ]

[ Exhales deeply ]

Tough night?

Yeah, it was a brutal one.

Hey, why don't you
take off, buddy?

I can finish from here, okay?

I'm okay.

Alright.

Thanks. I'm okay.

♪♪

[ Cellphone chimes ]
♪ I know a place ♪

[ Sighs ] [ Cellphone beeps ]

♪ Where the air seems visible ♪

[ Cellphone beeps ]

[ Scoffs softly ]

♪ I call a face ♪
[ Sighs ]

♪ With the smile
that you trait ♪

[ Cellphone rings ]

♪ I won't... ♪

Hello, drunk and defeated
Dex Parios.

Remember that favor
you asked me for?

About Benny's investigation?

Yeah.

I think I got a guy
that can help.

He has access to the D.O.D.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Police siren wailing
in distance ]

You sure you don't want me
to come inside?

Nah. This was enough.

I'm really sorry, Took.

I know you never liked Laura.

I didn't see this coming.

That makes two of us.

[ Scoffs ]
[ Cellphone chimes, vibrates ]

[ Cellphone beeps ]

Well, that's him.

You want to take
the first swing?

Nah. I'm a lover, not a fighter.
You know that.

I'll give you a head start.

I hope you get
what you need, Dex.

Thanks.

Hey, Franco Lopez?

I gotta go. Hi.

[ Cellphone clicks ]
Do I know you?

No. No, not yet.

Um, that woman
you've been banging?

I'm friends with her husband,

and unless you want me
to tell him where you live,

you're gonna help me.

What the hell
are you talking about?

Well, you see
this guy right here?

That's Laura's husband.
He's pretty big.

Very big. Mm-hmm.

So, why don't you come with me?

Unless you want me
to introduce you.

No? Yeah. Let's go.

[ Telephone ringing,
indistinct conversations ]

Hmm. I'll, uh...
I'll meet you upstairs.

Hey.

I'm here to pick up Laura.
Where do I go?

Straight through there
to holding.

Go to the guy at the desk.
Give him her name.

You okay?

You knew the other day,
didn't you?

When you were asking advice
for a colleague.

Look, I wanted to tell you,
but...

I get it.
You were just doing your job.

I was a mark. No.

No, you were not a mark.

But I wasn't a friend,

otherwise
you would have been honest.

It's harder to be honest
with friends, Tookie.

Where's that from?
A fortune cookie?

I'll see you around, Detective.

I can't take you upstairs.

Conveniently.

I need to code my way
past security firewalls.

I promise I'll have no idea
what any of that means.

I won't just lose my job
over this.

I can get thrown
in prison. Okay.

Well, there's prison,

or there's your wife
and kids finding out

that you ride unicorns.

I just need some time

to gain access
and cover my tracks.

[ Beep, door unlocks
in distance ]

Okay, fine.

You have my e-mail.
I'll expect to hear from you.

[ Door beeps, unlocks ]

♪♪

♪♪

Please say something.

I'm so sorry.

I...

I just got so lonely, and...

y-you've been obsessing so much

with the truck
and the bar for months.

Tookie, you cook all night long.

I mean, when was the last time
you came to bed with me?

Huh?

He came onto me, okay?

And I guess...

I guess it felt nice

to be wanted again.

But it meant nothing to me.

It's over.

And I swear to you,
it will never happen again.

♪♪

[ Sniffles ] 20 years together.

I...

You know me, baby.

Come on. It's me.

You know I love you.

Please. Please forgive me.

[ Sobbing ]

♪♪

Please.

Tookie, please.

Please, no.

♪♪

[ Sobbing ]

[ Knock on door ]

♪ You're spreading
like a disease ♪

♪ And now it's wearing me thin ♪

Hey. You left a piece of your
swinger's costume on your desk.

Yeah. It's a gift from my dad.

It's a wedding gift, actually.

Hmm. Um... scotch?

I'm whiskey intolerant.
Understood.

Gin?

♪ I can't ever be enough ♪

Yeah.

♪ And I'm through hanging on
to you ♪

Neat.

♪ All we have is fake love ♪

You like your booze
straight up, huh?

I was actually talking about
your apartment.

You are a very tidy individual.

Is that a bad thing?

No. We could never be
in a relationship.

My place is a sty.

Yeah, that'd be tough.

Yeah, you'd murder me and then
obsessively clean up the blood.

[ Chuckles ]

♪ Blow away with the wind ♪

You know, cops with cops,

that never ends well,
anyway, right?

Especially us.

The same unit?

Oh, everyone's gossiping

and sticking their noses
in our business.

Mm, and bringing, what,
matching lunch pails to work?

Ugh. I hate us already.

And Cosgrove?

She would not approve.

No. You can... You can forget
that promotion.

Traffic.

That's where we'd end up.

Yeah, it's definitely not...
Not worth it.

Nope.

Definitely not.

♪ When all we have ♪

♪ When all we have
is fake love ♪

Well... thanks for the drink.

♪ Fake love ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪ Fake love ♪

Thanks for my watch.

♪ When all we have is ♪
See you tomorrow?

♪ Fake love ♪

Yeah.

♪ Love, love, oh ♪

♪ When all we have
is fake love ♪

♪ When all we have ♪

♪ When all we have
is fake love ♪

[ Breathing heavily ]

♪ When all we have
is fake love ♪

♪ When all we have ♪

♪ When all we have
is fake love ♪

♪ When all we have ♪

[ Glass shatters ]
♪ When all we have ♪

♪ When all we have
is fake love ♪

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Car horn blares ]

[ Siren wailing ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Car thumps, tape deck clicks ]

♪ ...ought to leave her calm,
I know ♪

♪ I said, "I don't know whether
I'm the boxer or the bag" ♪

♪ Oh, yeah ♪
[ Sighs ]

[ Skype ringing ]

♪ Can you see them ♪

♪ Out on the porch? ♪

Dex: You need to
stop calling me, Benny.

Dex, this is important.

You have a daughter and a wife.

[ Echoing ] An ex-wife.

[ Echoing ] You have
a daughter and a wife.

[ Normal voice ]
I'm not gonna be the thing

that breaks up a family.

[ Normal voice ] Just...
let me come to you.

There's something
I have to tell you in person.

[ Echoing ] You're the only one
who'll understand.

♪♪

♪ Oh, yeah ♪

♪ Can you see them ♪

♪ Out on the porch? ♪

Hey. What are you doing?

Leaving.

I got some things to figure out.

I know. Dex told me.

[ Scoffs ]

I guess it's out, then.

It is.

Hey, I'm not gonna lie.
This is a tough one, bud.

I'm gonna lose everything.

The truck, half the house,

my expensive olive oils.

She's not gonna take your truck.

Hey, come inside.
Get a drink with me. Please.

I just... I have to go.

Okay, and where are you going?

It doesn't matter.
Tookie, come on.

Don't do anything rash.
Give it a few days.

You're in the middle of a storm
right now.

Hey, Tookie, listen to me.
Sit down for a second.

Please. Just sit down
and breathe, okay?

I was never good enough for her.

That's how
they get away with it.

If you blame yourself,

they don't have to take
responsibility

for what they did.

And you know
what the worst part is?

Even after everything,
I still love her.

What does that make me?

It makes you human.

♪♪

It still hurts, man.

Yeah. I get it.

♪♪

Listen, my friend,

you might've lost Laura,
and that's a big blow.

But you still got us.

[ Chuckles ]

♪♪

You still good for that drink,
Stripes?

Yeah, I own the place.

Come on.
Let's get you that drink.

You're okay.

[ Light switch clicks ]

You're gonna be alright, man.

How'd it go with your dad?

Honestly?

As expected.

♪♪

[ Sighs ]

[ Keys jingle, door unlocks ]

♪♪

[ Dex sighs ]

What's wrong?

Uh, just had a rough day.

It's okay.

Is it Benny?

[ Scoffs ]
How did you know that?

I heard you and Grey talking.

Benny wouldn't do anything bad.

I know.

I just don't know why
someone would say differently.

He was good.

How do you know
the right thing to say?

I love you, Dex. [ Chuckles ]

I love you, too, buddy.

You heading up?

I'm heading up. Okay.

Hit the hay. Hit the hay.

Night. Goodnight.

[ Computer chimes ]

♪♪

[ Computer beeps ]

[ Mouse clicks ]

♪♪

[ Keyboard clacking,
computer beeping ]

♪♪

[ Skype ringing ] Dex: [ Echoing ]
You need to stop calling me, Benny.

Benny: [ Echoing ] Dex,
this is important. Stop calling me.

Let me come to you.

There's something I have to
tell you in person.

You're the only one
who'll understand.

There's something I have to
tell you in person.

You're the only one
who'll understand.

[ Eagle Eye Williamson's
"Morning in my Heart" plays ]

For 12 years, I thought
that he was coming to propose,

but he was the whistleblower.

He... He... He was gonna expose
his entire squad.

Th... That is what
he was trying to tell me.

That... That's
what got him killed.

Dex, just bring in the file,
alright?

We'll... We'll...
We'll see what we can do.

Dex, are you there? Dex?

♪♪

Hey. Everything okay?

Yeah. Yeah, just...

wrong number.

It's all good.

♪♪

♪ All the darkness of the night
has passed away ♪

♪♪

[ Doorbell rings ]

♪♪

♪ Now I'm living ♪

♪ In the sunlight of the day ♪

TJ?

We need to talk.

♪♪

♪ And I can hear
those songbirds ♪

Hello, hello?

♪ Singing their sweet refrain ♪

Hello?

TJ?

♪ It is morning in ♪

♪ It is morning in my soul ♪

♪ Yeah, you know ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

[ Muffled screaming ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪