Dallas (2012–2014): Season 3, Episode 13 - Boxed In - full transcript

In the wake of a devastating family kidnapping, Bobby puts everything on the line to save lives. John Ross and Pamela form a truce of sorts. Elena, who's been in hiding with Nicolas, finally learns the truth about his connections to the cartel, which sends her spiraling. Christopher desperately searches for Elena, fearing for her safety. And Bobby is forced to make a choice he never anticipated.

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Nicolas isn't working with Cliff.

He's going after the company himself.

- Is it done?
- Ewing Global is officially ours.

We don't have any evidence
to stop these people.

I think I know someone who can help.

But it's the last person I
want to go to for a favor.

If you don't use your
contacts to help me prove

that the cartel was behind the takeover,

I'll be forced to bring
Candace out of hiding.

Once you take care of our Candace problem,

I will agree to increase
the amount of product

running through the pipeline by 25%.

Luis: Those hands belong to your whore.

It's my gift to you to show
you I'm a man of my word.

And this here is to
make sure you keep yours.

Double the shipments immediately.

Or they're dead.

[Dog barking]


[Barking continues]

[Speaking Spanish]


[Man speaking Spanish]

Sit down. Sit down and don't move.


[Both gasp]

I'm sorry if your journey
down was a bit rough.

[Grunts] But bringing you here

was the only option I had
to get Judith's attention.

You must be starving.

Can I get you something to drink or eat?

Just water, please.

Where do you think we are?


Mexico? South Texas? I don't know.

I am so sorry.

This is all my fault.

Let's stay strong, Emma.

Together, we're stronger than apart.

Have you accepted my demands?

It's all set. Our trucks
are on their way south.

Promise me that you'll have

all the border people paid off.

Now that we're doing this,

I want it done as quickly as possible.

I can assure you, Judith,

everyone involved in this transaction

wants our product moved quickly.

Your loved ones, especially.

I'm keeping my end of the bargain, Luis,

and I expect you to do the same

because if something should
happen to my granddaughter,

trust me when I say you
and everyone you love

will die regretting it.

We'll be in touch, Judith.


If those trucks get stopped at the border

[voice breaking] and he does
anything to hurt my Emma...

Listen to me. Listen to me. Listen to me.

Okay, we are doing exactly as they asked.

- They need those trucks.
- Mm.

Why don't you go upstairs and lie down?

[Grunts] Come on.

- I'll have your medication sent up.
- Mm-hmm.

Look, I've got this under control.

- You hear me?
- Mm.

Man: Mr. Ryland, you have visitors.

Come on in.

[Door opens]

Harris, I need your
help to contact the CIA.

The cartel has taken over Ewing Global.

Ewing Global isn't the
only thing they've taken.

♪ Theme music plays ♪


What is it?

Something's happened.

I need to explain because I love you.

And I need you to understand, okay?


After you and your family moved to Texas,

I didn't stay in the catholic school.

I went back to the streets, Ellie.

You should've told us, Nicolas.

There were some boys dealing drugs.

Pretty soon, the boss of this gang, Orestes,

noticed that I had a facility with numbers.

He told me that I was
destined for great things.


And I believed him.

I was thrown in jail a few times.

But Orestes got me out.

He sent me to study in
Europe to become educated,

to become... Nicolas Treviño.

Then Orestes started to change.

Mexico's drug trade wasn't enough for him.

He wanted to control the government, too.

I was desperate.

I was tied to a man who
had become... a murderer.

Orestes knew I wanted out,
so he made a deal with me.

If I could deliver the funds

to buy the next national election,

I could be free.

In my eagerness, I
overreached on an investment

and I lost the cartel more
than half a billion dollars.

And then you came back into my life.

Just like when we were
children, you saved me.

What are you saying, Joaquin?

The Ewing Global deal.

Orestes forced me to take it for him.

Orestes' last name is Mendez-Ochoa.

He is the war criminal
known as El Pozolero.

You used me to pay your debt
to the Mendez-Ochoa cartel!

I am so sorry.

We need to tell the Ewings.

We need to tell the S.E.C.
so they can fix this.

They can undo this.

We can't.

[Camera shutter clicking]

There's nothing we can do.

Please, listen to me.

Orestes threatened to kill my sons.

He threatened to kill you.

Hunter McKay set up the shell
companies for the cartel.

He is dead.

They're tying up loose ends.

They want me to sell off all
the divisions of the company

so they can use the cash
to influence the election.

Until then, we are both in danger.

You were the one person
I thought I could trust.

[Camera shutter clicking]

But I never knew you at all.

You need rescue them now.

We need to find them first.

Then call in all your
resources and find them.

Sue Ellen: At least act
like you give a damn.

I feel for you all. I do.

I'm not unsympathetic to your situation.

I have a wife and a daughter, too.

And that is the only reason I'm telling you

as much as I am about a
classified CIA operation.

But locating and rescuing
kidnapped U.S. citizens

is not just an operational decision.

It's a diplomatic one, above my pay grade.

- Bullshit.
- Then call your boss.

I'll call Langley right away,

ask if we can put some pressure
on the Mexican government

to accelerate a move against the cartel.

But I got to be honest.

I don't think Mexican authorities

will authorize a move unless
it gets them El Pozolero.

- Who?
- The head of the Mendez-Ochoa cartel.

He's been underground
for the last four years,

selling drugs, laundering
money to liberate Mexico.

Both the Mexican government
and the CIA believe catching him

is the only way to stop

a complete destabilization of the country.

I can appreciate what the
CIA and the Mexican government

are trying to accomplish.

But I refuse to allow
my wife and her daughter

to become collateral damage!

The cartel made it perfectly clear

that if we don't start doubling
our shipments immediately,

Ann and Emma are dead.

So you tell your bosses
I'm moving those drugs

with or without their protection.


What the hell are you doing here?

Why are you all here? What's going on?

Emma's in this mess because
of you, you little shit,

pushing her to work against me!


Ann and Emma were kidnapped
by the Mendez-Ochoa cartel.

Ryland's not running
drugs like Emma told you.

He was working with the CIA.

Bobby: The cartel can't find
out about Ryland and the CIA,

or Ann and Emma will be killed.

So, how are you gonna find them?

It turns out a lieutenant
in the cartel has them,

a man named Luis.

We have two options of tracking him down...

Nicolas Treviño, Victor Des Lauriers.

Nicolas is inside man on the I.P.O.

Turns out they were both working together

to steal the company for the cartel.

Christopher: Finding either one
of them could lead us to Luis.

And Ann and Emma.

I'll do what I can to track
down Des Lauriers and Treviño.

But I won't be able to get your trucks

any CIA protection at the border.

[Ryland scoffs]

I'm not gonna wait for
the CIA to find Treviño.

I'm gonna find him myself.


Lucia Treviño.

I bet she knows where her husband is.

Sue Ellen: I'll contact Carlos.

He has contacts within
the Mexican government

and the federal police, too.

John Ross: These guys
aren't just drug lords.

They're businessmen.

Look, they took Ann and Emma
because they wanted money.

- [Cellphone rings]
- Treviño offered them a deal.

Let's bring them a better one.

- Hello?
- And what would that be?

- What's going on?
- I don't know yet. I'll figure it out.

Check with me before
you do something, okay?

Thank you.

What's happening, Christopher?

That was the office.

Treviño just sold the consumer
division at Ewing Global.

He's selling our assets
at 70 cents on the dollar.


With prices like that,

the cartel will get the
money they need quickly.

And once they get the money they need...

They won't need hostages.



I'll be right back, okay?

Where are you going?

Just sit tight.

If there's a way out of here,
I'm gonna try to find it.

Excuse me, señor?

May I go to the washroom, please?

Of course.

Diego will show you the way.

[Speaks Spanish]

Un momento, por favor.

[Dogs barking]

[Barking continues]


After everything that happened,

I never thought I'd see you
anywhere near Southfork again.

Well, I guess you were
wrong, because here I am.

Why are you here?

My father's feud with the Ewings is over.

But mine is just beginning.

I'm staying here in this marriage

until my idiot husband

can figure out a way
to get the company back.

And once he does,

I'm gonna take him for
everything he's worth.

Look, I know you hate
me, and I don't blame you.

But we got to set our
feudings aside, Pamela.

Ann and Emma have been kidnapped

by the Mendez-Ochoa cartel.

Oh, my God.

The cartel asked Ryland to push more drugs

through the pipeline

in exchange for Ann and Emma's freedom.

Christopher's tracking down Nicolas,

and I'm gonna try to broker a deal

between the cartel and Nasir.

You think Nasir's gonna want

to do business with you again?

Your word means nothing to him.

You might be right.

But I have to try to convince
him to trust me again.

Look, if I can get Nasir
to lend me the money

to buy the divisions the
cartel's liquidating... [Sighs]

I may be able to make a deal
for Ann and Emma's freedom.

Pamela, they are in danger.

I have to do something.

I could really use your help.

I need to unpack.


[Door closes]

Lucia: You shouldn't have come
back to Mexico, Señor Ewing.

These parts have been
very dangerous lately.

Rebels killing locals and
tourists without discrimination.

Well, things have been very dangerous
in Dallas as well, Señora Treviño.

That's why I'm here.

I know your husband's
real name is Joaquin Reyes,

and I know that he's in debt
to the Mendez-Ochoa cartel.

The cartel threatened our family

if my husband didn't repay his debt.

Nicolas is a good man. He's a good father.

He was left with no other choice.

Would a good father who
fears for his children's lives

leave their side with things as
dangerous as you have described?

The cartel has already killed one man

involved in the Ewing Global takeover

and has kidnapped two of my family members.

I need to find Nicolas

because I think that
he can lead us to them.


Nicolas has run off with Elena Ramos.

Nicolas isn't putting your
welfare at the top of his list.

He's holed up somewhere with Elena,

and he won't come back for you,

no matter what you tell yourself.

Please, let's help each other.

I'm sorry, Mr. Ewing.


I'm not saying you're lying.

I just want to make sure
he's getting my messages.

Look, what did he say
when you told him I called?

Well, I'm sorry you had to
hear that type of language.

[Footsteps approaching]

[Cellphone beeps]

Here to beat up on me some more?

Get in line. I got people that
hate me on every continent.

Was that Nasir?

Yeah. He hates me, just like you said.

But he doesn't hate me.

What are you saying?

You and Emma...

It killed me, John Ross.

I believed in both of you.

But Ann...

I'll do anything to help her.

Even if it means helping you.

[Cellphone beeps]

[Telephone ringing]

[Cellphone rings]


Is everything all right with the boys?

Yes, as all right as
things can be with you away.

Where are you, Nicolas?

I can't tell you that.

You know it wouldn't be safe

for you and the boys to know where I am.

A bomb went off on the city bus today.

Eight people were killed.

I just don't feel safe here without you.

I've even stopped sending
the kids to school.

When are you coming home?

I'm sending a plane for you
and the boys immediately.

I want you to go back to the
Costa Azul until this is over.

Orestes has possession of Ewing Global.

Your debt is paid. What more does he want?

Things have gotten complicated.

Christopher Ewing was here looking for you.

He knows your real name.

He knows about your debt to the cartel.

And he said that you
and Elena were together.

No, Christopher is manipulating you

to get you to tell him where I am.

Elena is in a hotel in Dallas.

If Orestes finds me,
I don't want Elena hurt

anymore than I want you and the boys hurt.

Now, may I speak with my sons?

They're with the tutor.

I'll have them call you when they're done.

I know I lied.

I told her you weren't with
me, but for good reason.

Lucia is a jealous and impulsive woman.

The last thing I need right now

is for her to do something rash or stupid.

Be with your family, protect them.

It's too late for me and Lucia.

For now, I just need her
and the boys to be safe.

I'm protecting them

by making sure my debt is fully paid.

I love you, Elena.

And I hope someday you'll
be able to forgive me...

For all the terrible things I've done.


A proper drink for a proper lady.



You were married to Harris Ryland.

Yes. A long time ago.


Well, I don't see him deserving you.

Perhaps he was more handsome with hair.

[Cellphone rings]

Ah. Excuse me.

Sí. Dígame.


Imaldita sea!

No! No! No, please! Stop! No!

- No! What happened?
- No! No! No!

Stop! Leave her alone! Leave her alone!

Don't! Mom!

[Both screaming]

Emma! Emma!

[Cellphone rings]

Hello, Luis.

I just got a call from one of my men.

It seems your trucks have
been stopped at the border.

Did you not think I was
serious about my threat?

This is exactly what I was
worried about in the first place.

Moving more trucks across the border

always meant more risk.

I warned you this could happen.

But I can fix it,

if you'll just give me a little more time.

And I warned you what would happen

- if you didn't do exactly as I asked.
- [Whimpers]

Say hello to your grandma.

[Voice breaking] I'm sorry, grandma.

This is... it's all my fault.

I'm so sorry.


Oh, God, please don't do that.


I only need one hostage.

And at this moment, I have two.

Please don't do this.


Aah! Emma! Emma! [Screaming]


Damn you!

Damn you!


Habla con tu abuela.

I... I'm okay.

Oh! I'm okay.



I want you to think about
the emotion you just felt.

And then imagine feeling it

every day for the rest of your life.

You have one day to get the trucks moving.

[Cellphone beeps]

She's okay.

Oh, my God. Oh!


I thought I lost you.

[Sniffles] It's okay. It's okay.

We're gonna be okay. It's okay. Shh.

That's what they thought, too.

Senator, we're talking about
my wife and my stepdaughter,

two Americans who are in trouble

because the CIA is doing
business with the cartel.

The government created this mess.

The government should clean it up... now,

before innocent lives are lost.

Joe: I wish there was
something I could do, Bobby,

but our government is weighing
the lives of two citizens

against the security of an entire nation.

I know there's something you can do, Joe.

You're a United States
senator, for God's sake.

I'll talk to my colleagues
on the intelligence committee.

- But other than that, my hands are tied.
- [Sighs]

The longer they're there, they...


Things are escalating, Sue Ellen.

Look at this.

Man: Riots broke out again today
in the streets of Mexico City

in response to the murder of
yet another federal magistrate.

Many believe the killings
are part of a plan

by the Mendez-Ochoa cartel to
consolidate power in their bid

to influence the upcoming
presidential election.

I should be doing more.

My sister-in-law, Sue
Ellen Ewing, made me aware

of a near breach of one
of our gas pipelines.

Leaks happen almost every day.

Even with expedited repairs,

an explosion could happen at any time.

With so many lives at risk in South Texas,

I'm proposing we do something about it now.

Well, there is no doubt
that gas-pipeline safety

is an important part of the
railroad commission's purview,

but the emergency drill
that you're proposing, Bobby,

would involve large-scale evacuations.

We would have to clear
train tracks for miles

on both sides of the border.

I'm aware of that.

Tests like that don't come cheap,

especially on such short notice.

And I'm aware of that.

But cost and inconvenience

is a small price to pay for human lives.

That's why I'm proposing

we do this emergency training exercise

with our Mexican counterparts

so that crews on both sides of the border

can be well-prepared in
case of a gas-pipeline leak.

It's that simple.

I'm gonna step outside.

You two discuss it, and then,
uh, we'll take it to a vote.

How did it go?

Well, I'm counting on their instinct

for self-preservation to
guide their conscience.

You do realize what will
happen if you get caught.

Well, since I don't have
immunity from the CIA

and I'm going against their wishes

to bring a trainload of
drugs across the border,

I'm guessing there'll
be a little jail time.

Federal prison.

For the rest of your life.

If it helps bring Ann and Emma back,

it's worth every day of it.

The last time you were
here, Mr. and Mrs. Ewing,

you assured me and my father
that you would make good

on J.R.'s pledge to include
our family in your plans

for the Arctic leases,

leases that we are not allowed
to bid on as foreigners.

And once again,

the Ewings failed to
make good on their word.

My husband failed to make good on his word.

I was raised to believe

that a wife should support her husband.

I was here last time as just that, a wife.

But today I'm here as a businesswoman,

your highness, and my word is my bond.

That is the only reason I agreed
to this meeting, Mrs. Ewing,

because I take you as a woman of integrity,

a word foreign to your husband.

Nobody knows that better than I do.

When I married,

half of everything I
owned became my husband's,

including my shares in Barnes global,

the company my father founded.

Indeed. It was your dowry.

I trusted my husband when he assured me

that we would have controlling
interest in the company.

But, instead, he lost it all,

his family's legacy and mine.

Dishonorable and inept,

a most unfortunate
combination in a businessman.

I'm here, your highness, because I believe

that my family's loss
might be your family's gain.

How so?

The Mendez-Ochoa cartel

bought the shares of Ewing
Global with drug money.

Now they're selling off all the
divisions at 70 cents on the dollar.

These are blue-chip divisions
we're talking about...

timber, mining, media, insurance.

If we were to offer, say,
75 cents on the dollar,

I believe we'd be able

to buy it all back in one fell swoop.

Why would I lend you an
exorbitant amount of money

to get in business with criminals?

John Ross: Because the methane technology

is among the assets
Ewing Global has for sale.

Once we buy them back, I'll be
able to bid on the Arctic leases

off the Alaskan coast, as
only an American company can.

Seeing as your family's reserves

are gonna be dry within five years,

I have a feeling you're gonna be thirsty

for that sweet Arctic crude.

I'm intrigued, of course, but skeptical.

I've been burned by the Ewings before.

But never by a Barnes.

I find your loyalty to your
family admirable, Mrs. Ewing.

Ms. Barnes.

Better yet, Pamela.

You don't have much time, Your Highness.

A day maybe.

Nasir, Pamela.

I hear sincerity in your voice,

and I see integrity in your eyes.

I will speak to my father right away

and let you know what we decide.

I'm not sure exactly how
you pulled it off, Ewing,

but you're a lucky man to have such a wife.

[Lucia speaking Spanish]




[Sighs] Someone will meet you

at the landing strip and take you to Luis.

I told him you would
solve our transit problem.

[Vehicle door opens]

Emma... is all I have.

Thank you.

That's how I feel about Ann.

Bring them home safe.

We have a deal.

The sheik has agreed to give us the loan.

Thank you for pulling off
the impossible, Pamela.

You're amazing.

I did it for Ann.

And I did it for my legacy.

Nothing's changed between us, John Ross.

Christopher: I'm surprised
to hear you were at the gate.

After this morning...

In Latin America, the family
means everything, Mr. Ewing.

Nothing can be allowed to interfere

with the sanctity of the family.

Even infidelity can't
tarnish that sanctity.

So, we give our husbands room
to indulge their impulses,

with the unspoken understanding

that our loyalty ends the moment

the family becomes
subservient to the mistress.

My family has been threatened,

and my husband has made a choice

to break our family.

Do you know where he is?


I know more about my
husband than he realizes.

Do you think that daddy
will move the trucks in time?

Your father will do everything
in his power to save us.

I know that.


Ann, would you like to join me for dinner?

Do I have a choice?

Not really.

Sit down.

Please, eat.


I'm glad you like it.

My secret is using the
freshest ingredients.

The boy from the farm down the road

brings me fresh vegetables every day.

2:00 sharp.

Sometimes I let him sample my cooking.

Of course, I'm not the cook El Pozolero is.

But I can make a few
dishes like this pozole,

a hearty Mexican stew.

I believe I've lost my appetite.

Oh, you must've heard
about my boss, El Pozolero,

and how he got his nickname.

Dissolving the remains of
his victims in a stew of acid.

Ahh. An exaggeration, I can assure you.

Emma and I are your hostages.

We're already at your mercy.

Do you need to terrorize us, too?

I'm sorry.

It's not my intention to terrorize you.

I'm simply trying to make the best

of a difficult situation.

Well, you have a sick way of doing it.

[Dog barking]

[Vehicle approaches]

Forgive me.

I've never had the privilege

of an education or proper upbringing.

You're a beautiful woman.

Harris Ryland is a
bigger fool than I thought

for letting you get away.

Bobby Ewing is here.

Excuse me.

[Barking continues]

You understand that
requesting to meet with me

and coming here alone, you've
put yourself at my mercy.

Well, you seem like a nice enough fella.

Here. I brought you something.

"Railroads move the nation."

I can arrange... one time only...

for you to move as much
product as you want,

much more than a fleet of
Ryland trucks can accommodate,

between Mexico and the U.S. by rail.

And what makes you think that your train

would fare better than
our trucks at the border?

The odds are worse.

One train only needs one
nosy border patrol guard

to cost us the entire load.

The railroad commission
will, at my request,

run an emergency drill,

effectively creating a massive diversion

in which the state of Texas

will officially vacate the populace

and shut down security on
the rail for three hours,

allowing a certain train to
move freely and undetected

between our countries,
delivering all the product

the cartel ever wanted
delivered to the U.S.

in one trip.

And you are being so
helpful... because... ?

Because I want my wife
and stepdaughter back.


If I did that, I would
have no leverage left.

What would stop you from trying to
undo our takeover of your company?

We already tried.

And all our best leads wound up being dead.

So, you can continue to
hold the women if you want,

or you can be smart and show your boss

that you were the one who could
amass a giant fortune in one night.


So, do we have a deal?

Or do you have to call
someone for approval?

Yes. We have a deal.

But you only get to take back
one of our guests with you.

The girl... or your wife?