Billions (2016–…): Season 2, Episode 12 - Ball in Hand - full transcript

Axe receives unexpected news; Chuck finalizes his long game. Season finale.

Previously on "Billions"...

Ice Juice.
I can take it over.

I just need the cash.

You know,
my money's in a blind trust.

That trust
was set aside for you.

Well, if this is
what it takes...

uh, to help you and Ira...

Chuck Rhoades Sr.
Has taken a significant stake

in a company
that's going public.

No shit.

Be fun if you could find a way

to lob a turd in the punch bowl.

You know
those poison-tip arrows

that go through one guy
and kill another?

Golden frog poison.

This might be like that.

It'll make for
a bumpy couple of days.

But no permanent damage, Doc?

I'm still not sure
I'd recommend it.

People are getting sick
on Ice Juice.

Anybody betting it won't turn?

Axe doesn't get positions
this size wrong.

Get out of the stock, Chuck.
They're gonna crush you.

Wow, I'm glad to see
you view me as so defenseless.

But you don't understand
what's going on.

No, I think that I understand
plenty about your lack of faith.

Chuck, it's... it's
Armageddon. I'm gonna throw up.

Today, I kicked ass at work.

Whose ass did you kick?


Big time.

I am so close to getting Axe.

You will get him...


Are you supposed to be
across state lines?

There's no "supposed to"
for me anymore.

This is the first day
of the rest of my life.

I'm free and clear.

You, however...

well, consider this
me returning the courtesy.

You're getting arrested today,

I don't suppose
you'd like to share

any further details.

I'm not in the mood
to trifle with details.

I have my life to live
now that I'm a free man.

But in the spirit of friendship,

be glad to hold your watch.

Who was at the door?


Lawrence Boyd.


Must've made a deal.

Some kind of trade for me.

They're coming for you?

He says they want to put me
where he was.



I got to find out
if this is bullshit

or if it's real.

If it is real,

I have to make
some moves before we...

I know.
We talked about this.

We prepared for this.

But I'm not running with you.

And neither are the kids.

It's not fair to them.

So, you do what you got to do,
but we're staying.

Who said anything about running?

I'm not going anywhere.

We stay and we fucking fight.

For a career bureaucrat,

you have a David Blaine-like
flair for the dramatic.

Because I chose a locale

where we were
unlikely to be seen?

That's not showmanship.
It's tradecraft.


Are we gonna have to go through
the whole blind-drop routine

every time we meet?

We would, if we were
to continue meeting.

Oh, this isn't just
a grand entrance into the job.

You're doing a whole thing.

I know the kind of person
you are, Rhoades.

You want to put your hands
into the Axelrod case

and run your fingers
all through it.

You expect favors in return
for giving it to me.

But I cannot have you involved.

That's a bit like
telling the cow

not to involve itself
in the steak dinner.

Without it, no steak.

I am quite capable
of convicting Axelrod

with the tools at my disposal.

I no longer need you.

I have not made this sacrifice

to come up empty.

If you won't let me
get waist deep

in the Big Muddy with you,

then I'm gonna want something
for my trouble.


The Ice Juice IPO

never tracks back to my family,

to my father's investment
in any way.

Seal it off.

I can't just hide discovery.

Oh, I'm not asking you
to hide discovery.

I'm asking you
not to discover it

in the first place.

Some people would
call that a cover up.

Well, Unimaginative types,
with no pizzazz.

I'm taking Axelrod
at the closing bell.

He'll be sure to be at his desk.

You can read about the rest
in the news.

I won't do what you've asked.

And this is the end
of the matter for you.

From here on,
it's just my team and me.

You're a hard man, Dake.

But a word of caution.

You and your team go chasing Axe

up into those hills without me,

don't forget one thing.

What's that?

A good supply of body bags.

We're sorry.

You have reached a number
that has been disconnected

or is no longer in...


Oh, good. I caught you.

I've been meaning to call.


Look, I'll just say it.

I'm not happy I was right
about that stock.

I'm past it. I'm prime.

Have no further concern for me
on that front.

Well, I'm glad
we have therapy tonight,

because I feel like
you're avoiding

- really talking about it.
- No.

I have come to the decision

that we are done
with marital counseling.

I am.

I didn't realize...

By day's end,
all will become clear to you.

And I will be glad
to discuss it ad infinitum,

just the two of us.

You know, the reason people, we,

go to therapy together,

is that having
an impartial witness,

- a counselor...
- I know.

And I also know
that life without you

is a misery.

And all the whinging
and the whining that we both,

at least I, do in therapy

seems to be having
the opposite effect for me.

I see.

I will be coming home
tonight after work.

And, once all
is out in the open,

I sincerely hope
that you will come home, too.

Well, I guess I have to accept
that you may not.

But I will be there waiting.

I got your text.

If there's an arrest imminent,
I have received no notice.

Does Hall have any insight?

Hall's a ghost.

There is no more Hall.


That means this is for real.

Find out what you can.

See if there's a way out.

I'm on it.

If an arrest is unavoidable,

negotiate the terms
of my surrender

for the end of the day,
no cameras, immediate bail.

We get this part over with,
then we start digging in.

All right.

Listen, until I reach them...

I'll stay underground
and keep moving.


Can I get you a...

You can't go to bed
with Jenna Jameson

and expect to wake up
with Snow White.

Which means?

Know who you're fucking.

I feel caught a bit off guard.

That's how I feel.

So you can't feel that way.

I just heard

that you're behind a move
against Axelrod,

that it's another office

but your DNA's all over it.

Axelrod is about to be arrested.

I did put it in motion,

but it can't track back to me.

Then why am I hearing
what I'm hearing?

How are you hearing
what you're hearing?

I used to peg Freddy Reyes
in the AG's office.

Well, only once in the office.

Point is,
the word's leaking out of D.C.

That doesn't work for me.

My reputation's
all tied up with yours right now

and you jackpotted me.

- I jackpotted you?
- You jackpotted me.

Our entire agreement
was based on

you telling me everything
as soon as I needed to know it,

which is immediately, always.

Perhaps some coffee, tea?

Don't charm me.

Foley knew
I might take down Axe.

I needed to in order to be ready

to take the next step.

There is no "might"
with Jack Foley.

Rogue moves don't fly.

If he believes

that you are holding back
from him or me,

he'll consider himself released
from his commitment to you.

Then convince him
I'm holding nothing back.

Convince me first.

I am in process
of extracting an assurance

from the United States Attorney
for the Eastern District,

that my role
and my family's role

shall never surface.

You've got that?

In process.

And, should that fail

and my father's name
become public,

my father will absolutely affirm

that he accessed my trust
without my knowledge.

He will take the hit.

You'll need that in writing.

Simple as asking him.

Don't you worry, George.

We'll all be
cheesing and grinning in Albany

soon enough.

No Ice Juice nonsense
is gonna change that.

I signed off on you.
Are you making me wrong?

No, sir.

I'll try and sell it to Foley.


Is there any law enforcement


You let me know if any show up.

You got it, boss.

Morning. Coffee?

Burn bin.

Take that out and torch it.

Is this shit really happening?

I believe it is.


Get the shredders here, stat.

We'll do the paper files here.

We'll take care of
the hard drives

with plasma torches
in the loading bay.

Let's talk next steps.

All outside money
will be heading for the exits

within 24 hours of an arrest.

You should name a CIO
to manage the rest.

Don't know who you want,

but you should pick him
right away.

I'm the Chief Investment

That's why it's called
Axe Capital.

Jefé, with what you are facing,

how are you gonna stay
on top of all this?

What we do, or fail to do,
in the seconds after your arrest

could save us or cost us
hundreds of millions of dollars.


You're right about that part.


Good morning.

A few questions.

your 30-day market outlook?

Two, how will the market respond
to the next Fed meeting?

Three, if we needed to liquidate
all our positions quickly,

in order to get into cash

to offer redemptions
without taking losses,

how would we do it?

Build me a model.

I'll get right on all that.

What the hell am I gonna say
to my boys?

Tell them the truth.

The government's
a bunch of fucking liars.

And the boys have permission

to punch the teeth out of anyone

who talks shit about you.

I've been here too long.

This is how
we communicate today.

Wait for my call.

Pop quiz.

Lawrence Boyd is currently
"A," mopping floors;

"B," cleaning toilets;
"C," scrubbing potatoes; or...

I'm guessing "D,"
none of the above.

There's that
Princeton test-taking.

Did he off himself?

That is dark.

Uh, no.

I just heard from a contact
at the Bureau of Prisons.

He's been released.

What the fuck is that about?

I thought I made it pretty clear

I never wanted
to talk to you again.

This isn't a social call.

I'm reaching out as counsel
for Robert Axelrod.

That shouldn't feel good
in your mouth.

Bryan, how fast are you
moving on the arrest?

Do you have a warrant?

Orrin, I don't know what
the fuck you're talking about.

You got questions?

We got questions.

We need to see Chuck.

He's out.

I'll call him.

He's not reachable
at the moment.

Ice Juice
never made anyone sick.

They were faking?

No, they were actually ill,

just not from your product.

Uh, in,
in the next little while,

that will be revealed
for what it was...


A deliberate, criminal act
to injure the company.

An act by...


An attack on us.

On you.


So Ira can sue Axelrod

for his money back.

I'm guessing I can't.


Why is that?

Because that would
reveal Chuck's involvement,

testimony and all that,

and Chuck did not
set all this in motion

to have that happen.

Did you, son?

No, Dad. I did not.

You baited him?

You used my company,
my career, my future...

My money.

And my own. Yeah.

Moves like that...

Where do you get
the fucking nerve?!

I can't believe you let me
fucking apologize to you!

And no one got sick from it!

You'll get it back.

After the criminal case,

recovering in civil court
will be...

After he's convicted.

After another
four to seven years

of dragging him
through court, maybe.

Until then?

When I am governor...

When you're governor?

What the fuck happened to you?

When this gets out...

It won't.

And you will make sure
that it does not.

You will protect me and my role.

It is to your benefit
to have me as governor.

You should act
out of rationality,

not emotion.

Why? You didn't.

This is an affidavit saying that

you acted on your own
in accessing my trust.

I had no knowledge whatsoever.

Dad, I need you to sign this.

You know, this is what
you always wanted,

me, your son, your scion,

in that office...

in that chair.

Close the door.

I don't want anyone
to see me in here.

Is this about you or Axe?

Both. All of us.

And I don't want them
to figure it out ahead of time.

Have a seat.

Put words together,
in a sentence,

that might give me a sense
of what the actual fuck.

So you don't know?

Look, I need you,
but I don't know

how much I can trust you
on this one thing,

so I am not sure how to proceed.

Talk to me or don't, Wags.

Axe is gonna be arrested.

By Chuck?

We don't know.

I tried to get him to delegate,
name a CIO,

but I failed.

Well, if you raised it,
it'll work on him.

He'll come to the right decision

I think he'll need
a push from you.


And then...

as far as I'm concerned,

I have to really
step up to lead and...

You're ready to do
whatever you need to.

It doesn't feel like that to me.

Describe it.

Erratic heartbeat,
prickly sweat down my spine,

sack high and tight.

- Panic.
- Yep.

It means
you're not fooling yourself

into thinking it'll be easy.

It means your adrenaline
is firing, and your synapses.

Means you're ready to meet

whatever anyone
throws at you today.

And if I need a reminder,
or backup?

I'm right here.

For keeps?

I'm right here.


What the fuck is this, Louis?

It's the bill
for the new solvent.

Yeah. I can see that.
I mean, why the hell is it

40 percent more than the PERC?
PERC is bad stuff, boss.

It's bad for the staff,
bad for the environment.

The new stuff is organic.

No, the new stuff's
too expensive.

So, now that we got the vats
the Orgo shit came in,

we go back to the PERC
and we put it in the Orgo.

Give me a minute, Louis.

They're coming for you,
aren't they?

All right.
So, what's gonna happen?

How's the firm gonna handle it?

Who are you
handing the reins over to?

Just... just so you know,

I'd keep a firm grasp of them,
as long as it took,

and I'd give them
right back to you

the minute you were out.
Nothing's happening yet.

Plans are being contemplated.

And if and when I need you,
I know where to find you.

Still can't believe you put
your money into this place.

Ah, diversification.
Positive cash flow.

But, you know, I'm 24/7
ready to deal with Axe Cap.

Yeah, that's not why I came.

You've been through this.

I need to know what the fuck
is gonna happen to me

when I get arrested.

Minute by minute.

I could tell you
it's no big deal,

but I'm not
in the lying-to-you game.

Look, at least
you got some warning.

It's not gonna be a shock.


And now what?

You got to eat something
before you go in,

because they'll starve you.

And if they do feed you,
it's gonna be garbage.

But more important than that,
find time to take a shit,

because you don't want
that business pending

when you're in there.

I'm giving you the real.

So, there's always
at least one guard

who wants to get paid.

Find that fucker and pay him.

Mrs. Axelrod.

I'm trying to decide

how best to protect
my interests...


I'm afraid I can't help.

I'm engaged by your husband.

That brings with it,
uh, confidentiality, yes,

but also loyalty.

And there are strict rules
governing conflict

that I cannot break, so...

Then let's make this
an unofficial consultation.

Are there things I can do today
to protect myself?

Would I be wise to consider
extreme measures,

separation, divorce?

I'm going to have to ask you
to pick up the money

and put it back in your bag.

I will not talk with you
about any of this.

I cannot state,
officially or unofficially,

where your interests diverge,
or if they diverge.

On a human note,

I understand the swirl

that must be
going on inside your head.

But you have to find
counsel for it elsewhere.

Will you at least,
on a human note,

tell me this.

If I do stay,
the money that's mine...

They'll freeze everything
at first.

So, you'll have to
get through that.

But since
there's no pre-nup,

half of everything is yours.

And when the government
can't prove

it was all ill gotten,

which we won't let them...

What's mine stays mine.

Hey, morning, fellas.

How would you guys like
to take these

and use them a little?


Just look at them,
working away...

They have no idea they're about
to be utterly roasted

by a flame thrower.
As soon as he's in custody,

before the news streams out,
we should sit them all down.

Group meeting.
Let them vent their fears.

The people that are
too affected, we send home.

Let them take a leave
if they want.

The rest of us will focus on
saving Axe Capital.


That's very sweet
and supportive.

But no.

I don't need you
to be the team doctor

who stops people from playing

and puts them
in the concussion protocol.

I need you to be the team doctor

with smelling salts,
cortisone shots, steroids,

and fucking Lasix
for their lungs,

who tapes them back together
and shoves them back in.


Look at you.


I'm glad we're foxhole buddies.


Where I come from,
at a certain point,

a guy just fucking punches
another guy in the mouth.

Well, you'll have the chance

to do just that, Bryan,
before long.

But I don't think you will.

Then you had better
start explaining...

Not now. I have Sacker
waiting in my office.

What do you have for me?

This isn't easy.


I'm taking a job
at Sullivan & Cromwell.

I'm not ready to lose you.

Honestly, Chuck,
you should've made that

a little more clear to me,

by letting me
crack some fucking heads

when I was about to.

I came here for two reasons.

To be close to
the best prosecutor

this office has ever known,

learn from him,

and to actually put the bad guys
in the goddamned hoosegow.

Well, now, there, right there.

You wouldn't even know that word

if you hadn't
studied at my knee.

Things changed,
so now I have, too.

The job I've been offered

will allow me to handle
big criminal defense cases,

as I see fit.

The best moves
I've made in my life

have required the most
discipline, patience, and trust,

so I ask you, hold for a day.

See how some things
shake out around here.

Perhaps I can make you
an even more compelling offer.


And then,
if you still decide to go,

well, it'll be with my blessing.

I expected to sit down with you,

but I figured it would be
after we arrested your client.

Or at least after I announced
my intention to.

Then. Now.

We're here.

And my client is interested in

reviving the immunity deal

that we discussed a while back.

The same deal you passed on?

That's the one.

That deal is no longer alive.

It's a corpse in a pine box

covered with dirt.

And, as you somehow know,

I will be arresting
and charging your client today.

Then, let me organize
his surrender.

Let's keep it civil.

No press.
Bail pre-arranged.

He gets
to say goodbye to the wife,

then we come in.

No perp walk.

You're in a U.S. Attorney's
Office, Mr. Bach,

not some souk buying a rug.

I don't negotiate.

I will take him

at the time and in the manner

of my choosing.

Then good luck
fucking finding me!

Mr. Bach, mother of God.

I'll be referring your conduct
to the Bar Association.

Well, then...

I guess I just shit myself
with fear.

I know how to do what he wants.

I'll call you back.

Break it down for me.

I'd rather walk him through it
in person.

That way, it won't be diluted
or misstated in any way.

No, you're right. Fine.

Axe will reach out
to meet with you

if and when he's ready.

Do you have a way to reach him?

What if I did?

You have to give it to me.

Just hit redial.

Are we meeting here
because your boat's

picking you up and heading
for international waters

when we're done?

How did you know
I was being arrested?

Setting aside
the decoy questions

about the Fed and the market,

what you were asking about was

how to protect the portfolio
in the worst case scenario,

before word leaks on the Street.

When that happens,

everyone will look at
our most recent 13F

and start shooting
against our illiquid names.

And the only way to beat them
to it is to have sold first.

So, what do you have for me?

I take over
the Program Trading Desk

and export our holdings.

I load up the whole program

and then import them
into the trading system.

I'll create a phantom algo
for our biggest illiquid names

to protect against
the high-frequency guys.

And I'll use
six different brokers

with six different baskets,
a billion each,

currency, tech, big pharma,
et cetera.

And then, on your signal,
I hit the button.

We take maybe
a five percent hit,

but that's why
they call it a fire sale.

And if the arrest happens,

you are going to ask me to be
the Chief Investment Officer.

I'll do it.

Well, I'm still not sure
that I'll need to.

That's because you know that

even if you focus on Axe Capital
half the time,

you would do a better job
than I would.

And that's true.

But, what's best for Axe Cap,
long term,

is for you to focus
every bit of energy you have

on getting out of the situation
you are in.

You have to know that I've
got the business in control,

so you can avoid a conviction,
prison, all that.

I have too much
to learn from you

to lose you now.

Go get your program in place
and wait for my word.

Just so you know,

my boat's draft is too deep
for this dipshit marina.

And I'm not sailing away
from anything.

Thanks for coming.

You're smoking again?
What the fuck?

Forget that shit.

First, I need your phone.



And I'm gonna provide
the equity piece.

To grow the business.


We're also gonna
put it in your name.

Were you followed?

I took precautions.

This place was like
a sanctuary for me

when I was a kid.

The game is different now.

Rules have changed, you know?

Back when I'd come in here,

the only way your opponent
could get ball in hand

was if you hit the ball
off the table.

Not anymore.

Any scratch at all,

you can pick it up,

place the cue ball
wherever he wants.

Ball in hand.

You give a good pool player
that kind of advantage,

your game's as good as over.

Bobby, plenty of game left.

Is there?



I'll get you out faster
with this to surrender.

Well, you've had
plenty of clients

right where I am.

What do they tell their kids?

I got no fucking clue
what to say to my boys.

No one ever does.

At least, not in advance.

But, uh, you're a good father.

When the instant arrives,
you will.

Remind them that

they know who you really are,

no matter what anyone says.

This is the trio.

The triumvirate.
The troika.

It's all on us.

You're running investments.

If it comes to that, I will be.

You feel you're ready
for that level of scrutiny?

Do you think I am?

I do.

I-I was just...

I need approval
on a commission report.

I don't even
look at those things.

I sign them in a big stack
on my desk.

I repeat, what?


You guys have been kind of
closed off all day,

and everyone's starting
to wonder,

and I was sort of elected...

I elected myself to find out...

Okay, Mafee.

Let's take a walk.

Seems to me that you will be
in for plenty of scrutiny, too,

with a prosecution
in the offing,

if you're sticking around.

Wags assumes you are.

I'd set the odds at 7-to-3,
you're not.


I'm the only one around here

who doesn't really
do the numbers.

My skill is taking people

and making them
more of who they are.

This place has some
serious fucking problems.

But whatever Axe Capital
actually is right now,

I know what it's supposed to be
at its best.

You're gonna help it get there.

With or without me.

I didn't show it to my lawyer.

I didn't make any changes.

I really appreciate
your doing this, Dad.

You don't appreciate it.

You expect it.
You take it for granted.

You hardly notice it,
truth be told,

but in its absence, you will,
like God's fucking grace.

The whole point, too,
of God's grace,

as I understand it,

is that it asks
nothing in return,

but love and devotion.

Both of which,
I have never held back from you.


Both of which
you have received from me,

as you are right now,
without condition.

This is unconditional love?

If you don't see that,

I really have failed.


Just so you know...

I'll always be your father,

you'll always be my son.

You will stand up at my funeral

and say meaningful things
about me.

But until then...

I am done with you.

You will get over this in time.

One more thing.

This is for you.

Open it here.
I want to watch you do it.

I had my man
follow them to a hotel.

Look at them.

With that morning-after glow.

This is what your wife
is out doing

while you're
working on the marriage.

Now you got
what you really want.

You're on your own.

Look, guys,
you probably have some questions

about why I'm here.

I'm going to be arrested today.

- What?
- Shh. Shh.

For now,
here's all you need to know.

The government is gonna say
that I did something wrong.

But the government is a bunch
of fucking liars, guys.


Look, that's not true.

Sometimes they lie.

Sometimes they tell the truth,

just like everyone...

like me.

Most folks,

they find this out
about their dad much later,

but everyone finds it out.

I'm a flawed man.

And I'm not perfect.

I'm not always right.

I don't always win.

I fucked up.

I did do something wrong.

If that makes me a bad person,

well, you'll have to decide that
for yourselves,

not just once,
but many times more

as you grow older
and you learn more.

But know this.

I'm still your dad.

And I am gonna fight.

I'm gonna try
really hard to win this,

but I might not.

But we don't give up.

We won't give up either, Dad.

Come here.

Be good boys
like I know you can be.

Listen to your mother.

We love you, Dad.

Okay. Come on.

See you next time.


It's happening. For sure.

Fuck. Jesus, Bobby.

It's the cousin's phone.
Great job getting up on it.

If it happens before
I can get to you,

hold the kids tight.

Keep them out of school

I doubt
I'll have to spend the night,

but just in case.

But you're coming home first,

Yeah. Yeah.
That's why I'm calling.

I'm gonna be there soon
to give you a hug.

I'll be waiting for you.

We know where he's headed.

Which means we know
where we are headed.

That's Axelrod's car.

We're interdicting.
Preparing to take Axelrod.

Go! Go! Go! Go.

He's in the car.

Out of the car!

I'm just dropping it off.

- Hold him.
- Turn around!

Hands on the car!

Who the fuck is this guy?

We have a warrant for the arrest
of Robert Axelrod.

He's not here.
We'll see about that.

We also have a warrant
to search the premises.

Step aside, ma'am.

Don't bother being careful.


Wouldn't want to ask
for the fucking code.

Step back, ma'am.

Sentimental value.

Axelrod's not on the premises.

What do you mean
"not on premises"?

We had an intercepted call.

Son of a bitch.

He knew.

Send in the standby teams.

Hit the office, the apartment,

the Hamptons house, everywhere.

Everybody stand back, please.

We have a warrant.

Ah, if it isn't

my infelicitous counterpart
from Eastern.

What's happened to your case?

Axelrod's cars and phones
are coming up blank.

His credit cards are pinging
all over the Tri-State area.

He's eluding me.

And I'm going to
look like an asshole

on my very first operation.

So, you're saying
you want my help.

Of course you'll have it.

We are on the same team.

I anticipated
your transactional nature

would lead to you
making your ask again.

And, um, I've decided to do it.

No one will know
that your father invested.

Nothing will track back.

Good. I accept.

But that was
this morning's price.

Different kind of urgency

as the closing bell approaches.

Say what the more is,

and I'll see if I can afford it.

To help you with
some personnel decisions.

One personnel decision.

And, of course,

full transparency
from here on out,

just so I can head off

any potential problems
like these

before they really bite us.

Fine. Agreed.

How do I find Axelrod?

Get a cell site order
for the wife's phone.

I thought I told you,
I already...

Not his wife. Mine.

Bryan, come take
a field trip with me.

What you surmised is true.

One way or another,

Axe will be in custody
by day's end.

But we're not taking him.

Who is?

Dake gets our trial?

You had to have known
we couldn't prosecute it.

The conflict is too deep.

You said you had a workaround.

Yes, I do.

It was bullshit.

He's not coming home.

Go play. He's not coming.

Well, there she is.

You know your man.

At this point, I do.

It's really happening.
It appears to be.

There were times I...

I never thought
I'd see this moment.

And this is as much as
you should probably see.

You should leave

so you can't be called
as a witness,

because I've arranged

that you'll lead the prosecution
at Eastern.

That was the workaround?

Are you fucking serious?

I am.

And Dake agreed?

More submitted than agreed.

But I actually think
you'll work well together.

In that case, uh,
I'll see you, boss.

Oh, and why don't
you tell Sacker

I'm gonna make her
Chief of Crim,

if she feels like staying.

I wasn't sure you'd come.

I wasn't going to.

But when I saw
where you wanted to meet,

I couldn't not.

What if I said I was sorry

for what I did
to make you leave,

for how I got you to come back,

for how I treated you
when Lara was gone?

Are you saying you're sorry
for all those things?


Then I forgive you.

What if I told you...

that pretty much
every decision I've made

since we've worked
down here together

has been the wrong one?

Would you help me
find my way back?


I'd like that very much.

That is exactly
what we'll do together.

Robert Axelrod.
You're under arrest.

Let's go, Bud.
Let go.

It happened?

Pull the trigger.

He made you CIO.

He did.

That's a good fucking call.

Let me know how I can help.

These are our investors
you should contact.

Tell them they'll have
their capital back

by end of day tomorrow.

Tell them we're going to
shoot the lights out

with Axe's personal money,

and we'll be calling for
a pitch meeting

as soon as Axe is clear
of all this bullshit.

Because that's what it is.

Say all that.

On it.

Keep facing the wall.

You can turn around.

I always figured the worst part
about being locked up

would be the company.

You've just proven me right.

Oh, I bet the worst
is yet to come.

You made a mistake coming here.


Once Boyd showed up at my door,

I knew you were in this,

that you'd used him
to hook me in.

He went off book there.

And you just
affirmed the whole thing,

that you entrapped me.

I trapped you.

Oh, there's an important
legal difference.

Well, I won't be in here
for long.

No. A macher like you?

You'll make bail.

But it won't feel like freedom
for a long time,

maybe ever again.

I might have underestimated
a part of your character.


I didn't realize
just how desperate you were

to feel like a man.

You sacrificed over,

what, 27 million dollars,

every penny you had,
just to catch me?

And almost broke your father
and your best friend

in the process.

I may be ruthless
when it comes to dealmaking,

but you're as trigger happy
as Machine Gun Kelly,

spraying everyone in sight.

Well, that may be.

But, I'll tell you,

when I think about
all that money I lost,

just to see you in this place,

all I can say is...
worth it!

I hope so.

Because the moment
I walk out that door,

I am never coming back,

even if I have to spend
a hundred...

fuck it, a thousand times
what you did, to make sure.

Tell yourself that.

Maybe that'll help you
on all those sleepless nights

you have staring you
in the face.

Nah, it won't matter.

No amount of money
is gonna erase the video

of all those lackeys
you poisoned,

or wipe out the trading records

of your tampering
with the stock,

manipulating the market.

You let your hatred of me

put everything you hold dear
in jeopardy.

I'm gonna find it.

Whatever it is.

Whatever thread you left behind,

however small...

the one that threatens
everything you are.

We both know it's out there.

You know exactly what it is.

You were talking about
sleepless nights.

It's what you'll wake up

thinking about
in the dark, shaking,

because I'm gonna find it.

You know I will.

And I am gonna pull on it,
and I'm gonna pull on it

until your whole fucking world

And when I am done,
you won't be governor.

You won't be
the U.S. Attorney.

You might not even be
an attorney at all.

Yeah, I might go down
behind all of this,

but one thing is for sure,

you are gonna be
right there next to me.


Like I said before, Bob...

worth it.

Are you kidding?