Day Break (2006–2007): Season 1, Episode 2 - What If They Run? - full transcript

Brett takes Rita on the run to try and change things, and Andrea's approached by the detectives.

You're so sweet.

I've wanted you to meet my mom
for so long.

What made you want to do it today?

I just thought we should get away.

Well, you made my day.

I know things have been a little bumpy
with us lately.


I'm sorry. What'd you say?

What's going on? What are they doing?


I know. Hang on.

Get down.

Get down!

What the hell was that?

Oh my God, your shoulder!

You've been shot.

Who are those guys?

What are you doing?

We're way past framing him now, sir.


Change of plans.

No more snatch and grab?

Guy wanted for killing an assistant D.A.

runs off with his girl...
How does that make him look?


Guilty as sin.

You know, desperate people,
capable of anything,

even murder.


My specialty.

You ever wonder why they picked him?

If I were you,

I wouldn't ask.

I don't understand. Who were those guys?

- What did they want from us?
- I don't know.

- Brett, you must go to a hospital.
- No.

No hospitals, no cops.

But those guys just tried to kill us.

And we need to get
as far away from here as possible.

- You're a cop! Call for backup!
- I can't do that.


'cause the last time I was
in the system,

I got snatched out of county jail
and ended up...

What are you talking about?

I can't tell you.
It won't make any sense.

- You are bleeding out.
- Rita, please!

We're gonna find a store,
you're gonna get supplies

and you're gonna patch me up.


Okay, stay calm.

You can do this, all right?

Just go in there, get what you need.

and I promise you,
I will explain everything...

Everything to you as soon as I get you
someplace safe.


- Hello.
- Hey, it's me.

- Hopper, I can't talk right now.
- Just listen. I'm being framed

for Garza's murder.

- What?
- Two detectives,

Spivak and Choi
are gonna try and flip you

against me, all right?

They're gonna promise to get
Internal Affairs off your back.

Don't believe them.

All right, Andrea? Please.
Just... we're partners.

I'm sorry. I can't do this right now.
I'm heading into I.A.

- I'll call you later.
- Wait, wait. Andrea...

The... Andrea?

Excuse me, ma'am.

Yes, officer?

Is everything all right?

Oh, my goodness.


I'm an E.R. Nurse, and there was...

A dog?

So what did you do with it?

Did you put it in your car?

I didn't want to move him.

He's back up on the highway.

I'll call animal control.

They're used to handling these things.

- You know what? That's okay...
- Get on the ground!

Get down on the ground.

Come on.

I had it. Five more seconds,

- and we were out of here.
- He was a county sheriff, Rita.

Do you know what he sees on these roads?

And with all that blood on you, he was
never gonna let you go.

You were scared I was gonna tell him
what really happened?

No! I'm just trying
to get you out of trouble.

Look, I don't know what's going on,

but if we are to get through
whatever is happening,

- you are gonna have to trust me.
- This isn't about trust.

It's about keeping us alive.

- Where have you been?
- I had to hide the truck.

Once you patch me up,
we can get outta here.

And go where?

Once again,
who were those men on the road

- and why aren't we calling the cops?
- It's complicated.

Try me.

All right, short version...
I've been set up for murder.

An assistant D.A. was killed last night,

And I think some cops
are trying to frame me for it.

Sit down.

Okay, we need to sterilize it.
This is gonna hurt.

More than getting shot?

The bullet's still in there.
You need a surgeon.

- You have to do it yourself.
- Brett, I can't.

- Yeah, you can. You've seen it done.
- Yeah, at a hospital.

But look where we are. I don't have
the tools to extract a bullet.

All right. Now you do.

A year in Vice,
a year in the Hate Crime unit.

Last 2 years, narcotics working
a 3-men buy team?

- That's right.
- Rough trade, narcotics.

With all the scum you gotta deal with

junkies, crack whores...
it would make me sick.

I don't know. I've found there's scum
in every line of work.

Yeah, but the trick
is you can't let it get you dirty,

'cause that's what brings you into
our loving arms here in I.A.

- You worried about what I got in here?
- Why would I be?

'Cause it's gonna cost you your career.

We've been watching you...

for weeks.


Your lucky day, Battle.

Two guys from robbery homicide
wanna talk to you.

Spivak and Choi.

It's about Hopper.

It's definitely not fun
being under the I.A. microscope.

- We've all been there.
- Yeah, those guys think:

"I pulled all this crap
when I was on the streets

so they must be doing it, too. "

Wait a minute.

You gotta watch that Shelton
in particular. He's a real crusader.

Nutty bar?

I have to say right out front,

I think you guys are both wrong
about Hopper.

Well, we respect your loyalty,
but we got him cold.

Gun, prints.

Wait, you've got Hopper's prints
on the murder weapon?

It's a done deal.

D.A.'s office is going to miss Garza.

Guy never shied away
from the tough ones.

One to the head, two the chest,

- execution style.
- Cop style.

Just like they teach you at the academy.

We want you to listen to something,
maybe shed some light on it for us.

Hopper, you should've received
a package today.

It's important.
Don't let anyone know you have it.

You'll be contacted soon.

Who is that?

What package is she talking about?

I don't know.

Think it has something to do
with Garza's murder?

You know homicide always supersedes
internal investigations.

You cooperate with us here,

we'll make this whole
Chad Shelton I.A. thing go away.

When was the last time
you spoke to Hopper?


Here we go. Hold on to something.

I'm sorry. It's lodged deep in there.

You're lucky it didn't hit
a major artery.

I know there's a lot
you're not telling me.

And although I should be used to it
'cause I know that's your deal,

it just sucks at a time like this.

Could we not do this right now, please?

We need help, Brett.

There must be somebody you trust.

Yeah, you.

What about Andrea?

- She's not part of this?
- I don't know.

Anybody's capable of anything.

Did you get it? Did you get it?

Sorry. We're gonna have to try it again.

You wanted to know
who Miss Battle was talking to

before she came in.

Let me guess.
Her sleazy little friend Slim.

It's a cell phone registered
to a Rita Shelton.

I'm sure it's not your ex.

I wanna believe everything you said,

but there's something
I don't understand.

If this Garza guy was murdered
last night

and this investigation
took place overnight,

how could you know about it?

You were with me the whole time.

Okay, this is gonna sound
like it's impossible.

But I need you to believe me.

These past three days, I've woken up...

And it's the same day.

It's the same time, it's the same place,

it's the same damn traffic report.

I am living today

over and over again.

What are you talking about?

There's this guy in a rock quarry,

And he knows everything about you, me,

Jen and the kids.

And he wants me
to confess to killing Garza.

All right, and those guys...
Those guys on the road...

They work for him, and they caught me,

and they stuck me
with this big-ass needle twice.

And ever since...

Andrea took that call

not 10 minutes before
you swiped her away from me.

So detective Battle
talked to your ex-wife. Big deal.

Not my ex-wife. My ex-wife's boyfriend.

I think you're in shock.

I think you've lost...

- a lot of blood.
- I'm not in shock.

This is really happening to me.

Okay? I can prove it.

There's a truck accident today...

Spilled baby diapers.

And the papers, all right?
Check the papers.

The headlines are all about Garza.

Oh, the Dodgers! The Dodgers win today.

Okay? It's the same game.
It's the same day.

So what you're saying is that we've...

- We've been at this motel before.
- Yes. No.

- But you've been shot before.
- No.

- But they've come after me.
- Have we had this conversation before?

- I don't understand.
- I don't understand either...

The day is the same,

all right?

But different things happen.

It depends.
Like... this lady at the coffee shop,

One day I save her, next day...

She gets hit by a bus

because I wasn't there.

You don't see?

You don't see.


Hopper, where are you?

Andrea... they came to you, didn't they?

Spivak and Choi,
just like I said they would?

Look, Hopper, I want to help you.

But I can't unless you tell me
where you are.

You have to trust me.

You cut a deal with I.A.
to bring me in, yes or no?

I'm not proud of it, okay?

I'm sorry, Andrea. I can't.

So he is with her.

You got a fix on that phone?

I've been thinking...

You said something about needles.

What if someone had given you
an hallucinogen?

So none of this is happening?

No, no. That's not what I'm saying.

I mean how could this have happened
last night

if you were with me the whole time?

It had to have happened yesterday
or a few days ago.

It was yesterday. Yesterday was today.

Yesterday is... today.

Have you been having headaches?

Because maybe... you've hit your head.

- Or maybe you just had a stroke.
- Don't you think

I've thought about this like a million
times? Looked for explanations?

Maybe I need an M.R.I!
Maybe I need a shrink!

Maybe I stepped on a damn time machine!

I don't know!


I don't understand

how this is happening to me.

I don't know who's doing it.

I don't know how to make it stop.
I don't know why.

And right now, I don't care.

The only thing I care about right now

is making sure that you're...


What is it?

You keep saying
this is about keeping me safe.

If you're saying
you've lived this day before,

what happens to me, Brett?

Nothing. Nothing.

We're fine. We're together.

You're lying.

Those guys that ambushed us
on the road...

You think something happens to me.

Listen to me. Listen to me.

Nothing is going to happen to you.

All we have to do is make sure
we don't get caught.

Great. We'll be there in 20.

Local county sheriffs
are good for backup.

They'll meet us there, secure the roads,

hang back till we say go.

I still think we should've brought

You're doing the right thing, you know.

...and the final score is in.
Just moments ago,

the Dodgers capped
an amazing 7-run rally

in the ninth inning to beat the Giants.

Highlights coming up in sports.
We're also gonna take a look at...

I'm sorry...

About your dress.

It's okay.

I coulda sold that cop
back at the store.

I did try to save a stray once.

He was hit on the highway...
This poor, scruffy mutt, bleeding.

I was with Chad on our way to Vegas

for our honeymoon.

Anyway, I had him pull over.

I could tell he was all broken inside.

Chad didn't want him in the car.

And he said we should just leave him,

let him die naturally.

So we did.

I've washed blood off my hands before,

but never yours.

Get in the bathroom.

She's inside.

How'd you find me?

Give me some credit. I'm a cop.

What's wrong with your shoulder?

He was shot.

- Rita, you okay?
- Yeah, it's him I'm worried about.

Did you come alone?

Yeah, of course.

Look, I know the trouble
you're in, Hopper.

And I want to help.

But you have to be straight with me.

Tell me what happened with Garza.

Nothing happened with Garza.

I don't know the guy.

You know me better than that, Andrea.

Then that's what you tell 'em
when you turn yourself in.

Forget about it.
I'm not going to jail.

I didn't kill Garza.

So what are you gonna do?

Whatever it takes.

Okay, Hopper, just calm down.

All right? We can fix this.

Just don't do anything drastic.

She's got 2 more minutes
to do something,

then we're going in.

Who are these guys?

How did they get past the checkpoint?

I said no cars in or out
until we're clear.

Call your men and make sure
they secure the road.

Something's not right.

Get the vests.


What's wrong?

They found us.

Hopper. We're clear.

New plan.

Put the weapon down.

- You guys run to the car.
- I'll cover you.

- We can't leave you.
- I've got back up. You don't.

- Andrea, I can't let you do that.
- Just shut up and listen.

They've got a gun
with your prints on it.

They played me some voice mail.

A woman talking about some package
they sent to you.

They think it's about Garza.

Hopper, you should've received
a package today.

It's important.

On three. You ready?






You were gonna meet my mom today.

It's gonna be okay.

Just gotta keep going.

It's gonna be all right.

Just gotta keep going.

It's gonna be a new day.

It's gonna be a new day.

I just gotta keep going.


Oh my God.

Dr. Artlet, I.C.U.

Dr. Miller, 5-7-2-3.


- Brett, it's okay.
- Where's Rita?

Where's Rita? Is she okay?

Yeah. She's just talking to the doctors.

Lie back.

Take it easy.


Andrea got shot.

Slow down.
You lost a lot of blood last night.

What happened to you?
They say you took a bullet.

We got ambushed by these guys and...

Rita didn't tell you? She was there.


don't worry. Your sister
and the kids are okay.

Jen, come on. You gotta get outta here.

- It's not safe. It's not safe. Go.
- Relax.

It's okay. Go. Go.

You are all right, okay?
You're all right.

Relax. It's just a mild sedative.

We'd like you to sleep on it.

No, no needles. It's just a sedative.

No, relax. It's okay.

- You are all right.
- This is impossible.

They never gave me the shot.

I never... they never caught us.

Detective Brett Hopper.

You're under arrest for the murder
of assistant D.A. Alberto Garza...

You two, out.


Well, since you asked so nicely.

We'll have an officer on the door.

Yeah, I'm sure you will.

I'll be back.

I told you two he wasn't ready
to be moved.

He seems fine to us. We've called
an ambulance to transport him.

Until you get one, he's ours.

How can you treat one of your own

like he's some common criminal?
Our father was a cop.

Ladies, please.
We're just trying to do our jobs.

Ms. Shelton, you were
with detective Hopper last night.

- Is that correct?
- Yes, I was.

So you can provide him with an alibi

- for the entire night?
- Absolutely.

So how did he get that bullet wound?

Yeah, I thought so. Let's get
an E.T.A. on that ambulance.

We should talk to his partner, Battle.

You worried about what's in here?

Why would I be?

'Cause it's gonna cost you your career.

We've been watching you...

for weeks.

Danny Yan.

The guys at vice call him "Slim. "

Runs a gentlemen's club
over in Chinatown.

You've done a lot of business with him.

He's a confidential informant.

He's a drug dealer,

human garbage.

Who helps us bring down
bigger pieces of garbage.


Where exactly are these hitters?

They're not on your list
of last arrests.

Not every tip leads
to a Colombian cartel.

Well, tell me, how exactly
are you paying Mr. Yan

for these juicy little nuggets?

'Cause there's no official list
of any C.I. payouts to him

in the last couple of months.

I haven't filed them yet.

I find it interesting
that before every meeting

with this confidential informant

you make a withdrawal...

From your personal account.

$1,000 here, $2,000 there.

Tell me something,
you seen Eddie lately?



Hopper's been shot.

He's at the hospital.

They're saying he killed Garza.
Took a bullet in the process.

- You think Hopper...
- No.


Anybody's capable of anything.

I need to know what happened to you.

We went to bed last night
and everything was fine.

Then I wake up
and you're covered in blood

with a gaping hole in your shoulder.

I mean, my God, Brett,

it looked like somebody butchered you.

It's complicated.

Try me.

I thought I knew how to fix this day,
but I can't.

It's bigger than I thought.

I don't understand.

All you need to know

is that I am being framed for murder,

and I need your help.

You gotta trust me.

This isn't about trust.
This is life and death.

I almost lost you today.

Do you have any idea how that feels?

Do you believe me
when I say that I did not do this?


Well, help me.

Help me get outta here
so I can figure out who did.

I'm sorry, honey.

Maybe you could just whip up
some pasta for the kids tonight

or take them out.

Randall, don't get angry.
It's my brother.

He's in bad shape.

They're saying
that he can't even be moved.

Code blue.


- Why aren't you in there?
- He was crashing.

Nurses kicked me out
when the alarms went off.

Son of a bitch!

How many men do we have?

Three units on site,
four more on the way.

If his girlfriend's with him,
I'll bring her in, too.

- I'll take the back.
- I'll meet security in the lobby.

We have units on the front and rear.

No, I said every exit.

He does not leave this hospital.

You dropped this.

I gotta be better about that.

- You know this woman?
- Not exactly.

I need your keys.

Up you go. Come on.

You can't run forever, Hopper.

I don't plan to.

Then why make it hard? Turn yourself in.

To you guys?

For all I know, you planted
that gun in my closet.

Who said anything about
a gun in your closet?

Come on! Let's go!

Go! Go!

As soon as they find Choi, they're gonna
change frequencies, but until then...

we can listen in.

What is that?

Well, let's hope Choi records
all of his case notes,

like a good little homicide detective.

Need to find this Damien,
see where he fits.

Next message tied to him or Garza?

Hopper, you should've received
a package today.

They played me a voice mail.

A woman talking about
some package they sent to you.

they think it's something to do
with Garza.

I gotta go to my place.

What if we just drive, right now?

What if we just run?

We can't. Won't solve anything.

You woke up in a pool of blood
this morning,

and you can't tell me how
and you can't tell me why.

I'm just trying to understand
what we're doing.

I gotta find out who killed Garza
and why they're framing me for it.

And the first step to finding
some of those answers

might be right there in that mailbox.

What do you plan to do?

I'm gonna stake my place out,
make sure that cop's alone,

then I'll figure something out.

So this is what it's like.

- This is what's like?
- A stakeout.

You've been on stakeouts with me before.

What? When?

Koko's Manchurian barbecue.

Koko's? No. That was our first date.

That was a stakeout?

Wait, no. I...


I... Okay.

I had no choice.

We were both doing that
"are we more than friends" thing, and...

And... I wanted to be,

but I knew that
if I canceled on you again,

then you'd... That I'd lose you, so...

Yeah, you probably would have.


I can get the cop away
from the building.

What'd you do?

Don't ask. You get the package?

No. The cops must have taken my mail.

- I'll get here earlier tomorrow.
- Tomorrow?

What do you mean?

- Hello.
- Rita, are you nuts?

- Aiding and abetting a fugitive?
- Who is it?

- Chad...
- Rita? Rita!

- What are you doing?
- He's in a room full of cops

tracking your phone.
Come on. We gotta go.

What's going on?

Yeah, hey, man. How's it going?

You know, same old, same old.