Falling Water (2016–…): Season 2, Episode 7 - Love Is a Dreamer - full transcript

Tess' sister starts to fall apart; Taka and Alex visit Shadowman's family; Burton struggles with his guilt; Bennett puts out a hit on Woody.

Previously on "Falling Water..."

We found the girl from the dream.

Still in touch with Lainie Whicker?

- No, she's gone.
- They stole my life.

God only knows what they did to me.

I think you're pregnant.

We're talking human trafficking

and the murder of a reporter

by a politician to keep it all
from getting out.

This isn't just about Shadowman anymore.

This is a full-on conspiracy.

Hull-Bedford is responsible
for this man's death.

I'll take a look. That's all I can do.

There are layers and layers
separating my name

from all of this, right?

It seems like they know a lot
more than they're saying.

Guy took a nosedive.

If Taylor Bennett is the one
who hired Shadowman,

then she's our best shot at
putting an end to all of this.

We're gonna get this Taylor Bennett.

And she's gonna lead us
right to the asshole

who did this to you
and Sabine and your mother.

You put this out tomorrow,
and there's no way

Harding's campaign could survive

this kind of a scandal.

What kind of man are you?

Didn't have to go down that way.

Bullshit, it didn't.

There are rumblings of
a former Whittaker intern

planning to surface

with sexual harassment accusations.

And you want me to find him?
Consider it done.


It's me.

Go away.

I heard what happened.

And I know there's nothing I
can say to change things now,

but I'm gonna get you out of here, okay?

Please stop.

Sabine, please don't shut me out.

Let me help you.

Forget about me.

My life is over.

I don't deserve to live.

Don't say that.

- It's true.
- Sabine, please...

I killed your mother!

Just leave me alone.

Just don't hurt yourself again, okay?

- Please...
- Guard!

If you can just give me a second.

I'm gonna get you out of here, okay?

I promise.

resync by (((me)))



You remembered.

Better when they're fresh.

Thank you.

I've been meaning to ask,

who are you named after?

Ronald Reagan.

I'm going to be an American some day.

Not British?

Do you have cowboys?

- I'm afraid not.
- Or cheeseburgers?

Not really, no.

It's the US of A for me for sure then.

I'm going to go there, work hard,

and someday be lawyer.

Then my whole family
can live there with me.

Sounds like you got it all figured out.

It's all I ever think about.

Well, if I can help, you know I'll try.

Just the strawberries.

I can handle everything else myself.

I'm a very resourceful man.

- Grab one.
- Thank you.

Come on, wish me luck. Three, two, one.

British Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.


That's U.K. Special Forces, isn't it?

Very impressive,
you being chosen for that.

- Volunteered.
- Even more impressive.

Obviously, uh,

you saw combat.

In Darfur, yes, sir.

Well, I can't think of a
reason why I can't hire you.

Except one.

I'm dead.

I'm dead too.

Just another one of your casualties.

Ah, no.

- I got you.
- Ah.

Come on.

- Good morning.
- Good morning.

Did we wake you?

Nah, I was up.


Chocolate chip Mickey?

- I got the big bowl.
- Yeah?

Go on.


You look tired.

I'm okay.

No, you're not.

- Hey, you're here early.
- Yeah, I need to talk to Tess.

She barely spoke to me.

Why would she do this?

It's obvious.

She's given up.

They put her in solitary.

I have to go see her.

I'm not sure she'll see
any of us anymore.

Hey, you okay?

I feel like shit.

Okay, I'll... I'll be there in a second.

I gotta get to work.

Go to Sabine.

Maybe you can get through to her.


I'll talk to you later.

And as police were called
to escort him downtown,

New York is wondering,

is Phil Whittaker's career over?

I don't know what happened.
I... I... I...

I went to bed.

Did you dream?

I don't know. I m...

Maybe. Yeah, I...

I dreamt I was elected president.

Nothing like ambition. What else?

I was taken to a party...

It was a s...

A sex party.

Why doesn't that surprise me?

Without describing the naughty bits,

tell me about the sex party.

There were people there, lots of people.

There were girls. I was there.

The guy who works for you.

The guy who dug up all the
stuff on the mayor... uh, uh...

Woody, he was there.

But look,
you can fix this for us, right?

I mean...

You can get one of your other
operatives to go out

and dig up some more dirt on Harding,

'cause there's gotta be something else.

I'm sorry, I can't do that, Phil.

Why not?

Because, my old friend,

you're not worth saving.

What, after everything
I've done for you?

After all the dealings
we've had together?

Phil, dear, I'm sorry.

You're done. Show him out.

I'm done?

I wonder what "The New York
Times" would have to say

- about that.
- Hey.

You think you can pull
this shit with me?

I've got two words for you,
Nicholas Hull.

Are... are you saying...

I'm saying you should go back

to your ambulance-chasing
law firm in Rockaway.

A bohunk law career is better

than ending up a sidewalk pancake.

Don't you think?

Find me Woody Hammond.

You wanted to see us, Lieutenant?

Yeah. Shut the door.

You know,

you can get all the vitamins you need

from just a couple of eggs a day.

No supplements.

Two boiled eggs and you're good to go.

I hate eggs.

Seriously, I always have.


I'm gonna cut to the chase.

Nicholas Hull.

You guys paid him a visit
before his death?

We were following up on a lead.

You don't have a case involving him,

so chime in on the truth any time.

We believe his corporation is
involved in human trafficking.

So I suppose you've spoken
to the FBI about this?

If Nicholas Hull was
involved in trafficking,

and you guys know anything
that can help,

I suggest that you
hand it over to the FBI.

Then we can get back
to doing what we do best here,

closing homicide cases.

- Yes, sir.
- Yes, sir.

All right.


A word.

That visit to Hull,

have anything to do
with your mother's death?

No, sir.

Sure about that?

'Cause I know when one
of my troops is broken.

If you need to take some time off...

I'm good.

Thank you, sir.

Can I go now?


Lainie okay?

Yeah, still weaning off the propofol.

We need to get Sabine out of prison.

- Tess...
- There has to be a way.

Even if we figure out who Shadowman is,

we still need to prove that Sabine...

That he was the one to kill
Kumiko and not Sabine.

I don't even know how we do that.

None of us do.

I'm getting sick of adding
people to this wall.

I was thinking of
tracking down Woody Hammond.

Woody? Why?

He used to recruit Dreamers
for Hull-Bedford.

Maybe he's run up against our Shadowman.

He won't tell you anything.

I don't think you'll even
get past the doorman.

I wasn't thinking of talking
to him in the real world.

Use one of those pods?

If we can figure out where he hides out

in the dreamscape, yeah.

I have an idea where you could find him.

Guten Abend, Herr Hammond?

Lange nicht gesehen.

- Agreed, Manfred.
- Wir haben Sie vermisst.

Ihr Lieblingsgetrank.

Auf Kosten des Haus, naturlich.

Josephine Baker.

♪ Pack up all my care and woe ♪

♪ Here I go, singing low ♪

♪ Bye, bye, blackbird ♪

♪ Where somebody waits for me ♪

♪ Sugar is sweet, so is he ♪

♪ Bye, bye, blackbird ♪

♪ Bye, bye ♪

Hey, look, Sutton is right.

You should've never gotten involved.

You are risking your career.

I won't be if we keep it on the DL.

Work on other cases,

give Sutton nothing to complain about.

One of us always at the desks,

since you know he'll be watching.

But we follow up on what we got.

Problem is, with Hull dead,
we got nothing.

Hull's high dive,

I have to think it's Shadowman.

Orchestrated by Taylor Bennett.

If he killed Hull for Bennett,

then everyone killed by Shadowman

should be connected to her.

The reporter and the doctor, that's it.

Morrison? No.

He's connected to Bennett somehow.

We must've missed something.


Or it was some kind of
audition for Bennett.

Show what he's capable of.

And Sabine?

Her mother wasn't killed
by Taylor Bennett.

Shadowman killed her because
he knew she could identify him.

She could find him in dreams,
just like James did.

Sabine was just collateral to him.

But your mother couldn't speak.

In her dreams she did.

You sure you still
wanna keep going with this?

Look at me.

I need to solve this as much as you.


You have information?

Woody Hammond, he's in Jersey.

He went through a toll booth.
He clocked his fast pass.

It's a bit pathetic, don't you think?

Truck stop motel?

He likes lot lizards. I'm not surprised.

- How long has he been there?
- Oh, not long.

No visitors so far, paid or unpaid.

He could choose any hotel
anywhere in the world.

Why that one?

I guess he doesn't care where he sleeps.

Or where he dreams.

Tell your guys to stand down.

This calls for a specialist.

We're good.

1 down, 12 more cases to go.


Morrison obviously never received

a "best boss" coffee mug.

He laid off about 50 people
right before his wife's death.


Couple of them didn't take it well.

Already checked up on two of them.

Nothing to report.

Number three looks interesting.

Take a look at this.

"Eat shit, Morrison."

That's a nice way to endorse a check.

"Pay to the order of Tom Dolan."

Yeah, checked up on
the address on the check.

House turned out to be a short sale.


You do?

Yep, hold on.

Hold on.


Got it.

No new address on Dolan.

- What'd you write down?
- Wife's address.

She filed for divorce.

The Bronx: that's far
from the old address.

- Yeah, I'll follow up on this.
- No.

Lieutenant's already sniffing
around, asking where you went.

- What did you tell him?
- The ME lab.

You're welcome.

I'll talk to the wife.

You escort our newly confessed
murderer down to booking.


- And give me my pen.
- Nope.

And try closing a case, maybe.

I can't do all the work around here.

I like your hair.

It's what all the girls on suicide watch

are doing these days.


You shouldn't have come.

I had to. You know that.

Do I?

What's the point?

Taka told me what happened.

Taka needs to forget about me.

You all need to forget about me.

We can't.

Well, try harder.

Prisoner will be seated
or returned to her cell.

She's sorry. Sit, Sabine, sit, please.

I remember once, I was, uh,

seven or eight.

You were 12.

I saw two red eyes staring
at me in the corner of my room.

I'd never been so scared in my life.

I thought it was a demon or a monster,

or something coming to kill me.

- Turned out to be a raccoon.
- A raccoon.

- Yeah.
- I remember.

And I ran into your room,

screaming, I think.

Jumped into your bed and...

And you held me tight.

You told me you'd never
let anything happen to me.

Yeah, you slept on my bed
for nearly a month.

Because that's what sisters do.

That's what you told me.

That's why I'm here.


You know there's no way
I'll give up on you.

You're my sister, you're like...

You're like my arm.

You're a part of me.

But I'm not.

You know what I mean.

Tess, there's something
that I need to tell you.


We're not sisters.

Charlotte isn't your mother.

You were brought to Aeskyton
when you were three years old.

Why are you telling me this?

Because this is the last time

we're ever gonna see each other.

Don't say that.

I'm not gonna survive this place.

I know myself.

I needed you to know
the truth before I leave.

Stop talking like that.

We're gonna get you out of here.

We... we're not giving up on you.
Taka will never give up.

Taka should never have met me.

There's nothing that you or he can do

to change what's happened to me.

You know that.

One way or the other,
I'm going to die in here.

I'm ready.


I love you.

No matter what,

we'll always be sisters.


♪ Sugar sweet, so is he ♪

♪ Bye, bye, blackbird ♪

♪ No one here can love
or understand me ♪

Hey, Woody.

How on Earth did you find me?

You used to talk
to Tess about this place.

The era, the nightlife.

Isn't that Mayor Harding?

It's my dream. I can do what I want.

What do you want, Burton?

Would it sound strange if I said help?

You came here for help?

I should've come to you
in the first place.

I wanted to bring down the Firm.

Now Nicholas Hull is dead.

And I suppose you're gonna
explain how this is my problem.

Dreamers are being kidnapped and sold.

How much do you have to do with that?

I'm not interested
in people doing things

against their will.

You've controlled people
in dreams before.

You really must be desperate
to be asking me for help.

Maybe I am.

Not so much for that knight
in shining armor, are you?

I'm just a man like you who
understands when he needs help.

Taylor Bennet's taking Dreamers.

Sedating them, impregnating them,

and making Dreamer babies


You forget what happened to Tess?

You tried to sell James
to the highest bidder.

You said people at the Firm
were untouchable.

Not so much, based on today.

Maybe that's why you're out here,


Dutifully noted.

♪ Your baby's coming home tonight ♪

♪ Blackbird, blackbird ♪

♪ Blackbird, bye, bye ♪

But we don't know where
Tommy is; I told you.

I understand, Mrs. Dolan.

I was just hoping maybe
you can give me an idea

of where to look for him.

Tommy's not in trouble, is he?

I just wanna talk to him.

I understand you
and Mr. Dolan are separated.

- We don't like to talk about that.
- I'm sorry.

You have to understand,
Tommy's a good man.

But when he lost his job,
he couldn't handle it.

I still worry about him every day.

Worry about a man you filed
a restraining order against?

You know about that?

He pushed me. That's all Emily knows.

But there was more?

I know these things
are hard to talk about.

I kept hoping he'd get another good job,

that things would go back
to the way they were.

They got worse.

Did he ever hurt your daughter?

Emily? No, never.

Then why was she part
of the restraining order?

What do you want me to say?

Tommy's a good father,
but I needed to get him

out of our lives.

I couldn't take the chance,
not with her.

Does he still talk to Emily?

He's not supposed to.

Hi, can I come in?

Didn't my mom answer all your questions?

She did.

I know it must be difficult
seeing your parents break up.

How would you know?

Your parents are divorced?

I never had a dad.

- Is my dad in trouble?
- He could be.

I just need to make sure
he's not gonna hurt anybody,

including you or your mother.

He would never hurt me.

Have you seen him recently?

You know, you'd be helping him
if you told me you have.

We don't talk that much.

He lives in some homeless shelter.

That's all I know.



If you talk to him,

will you give me a call?

Like I said, I don't talk
to him that much anymore.


It's pretty obvious Dolan's wife

is still afraid of the guy.

Well, then we might be
on the right track.

And the daughter is
definitely hiding something.

All right, there are more than
20 homeless shelters

- in Manhattan.
- And in the Bronx?

Almost as many. 19.

Three of them are women's shelters.

We can cross those off.

Come on. I'll start in the Bronx.

You start calling Manhattan.


Not much I can tell you, Detective.

I'm afraid Tom Dolan's one of
the unfortunate ones

who falls through the cracks
in the system.

- But he was here?
- For a while.

Psychological breaks are not uncommon.

Most times it's the cause
of homelessness.

I suggested he speak
to our therapist on staff.

Next thing I know, he's gone.

Probably back on the street
at this point.

- When was this?
- A couple of months ago.

Kept saying he made a man
bite off his tongue.

Said he did it in a dream.

Crazy, right?

What man?

Mr. Ongaro?

I just wanna ask you a few questions.

Do you remember a Tom Dolan?

He was here with you a few months ago,

slept in the bunk next to you

right around the time of your accident.


I understand that.

Do you remember the dream?

Do you remember this man?


She was asleep, so I went out

and when I came back I found this.

What time was it? What was she wearing?

Something of mine, I don't know.

How did this happen?

I went to see Sabine.

She saw you?

She did, but she told me it
was for the last time.

We have to get her out of there.

- How do we do that?
- I don't know.

That's why Lainie was so important.

At this point, she's our only witness.

She doesn't remember anything.

Yeah, right now,
but in a couple of days...

In a couple of days.

I can't remember. It's been eight years.

You're right, you can't remember,

and maybe Lainie never will,
but she isn't safe.

Her kidnappers will be looking for her.

And for the baby. I know.

So did Lainie, read the note.

"Thanks for caring,

but I'll take my chances
on the outside."

Noch eine Flasche, Herr Hammond?

Je te pardonne.

I wish I really was.

Je t'aime.

How much?

Beaucoup beaucoup.


Oh, I will.

Woody, stop the fire.

I don't understand.

Why can't I stop it?

It's not in the dream.

Wake up!

There may have been others,

but so far the guy at the shelter

looks like Dolan's first victim.

And he's only been doing this
stuff for a couple of months?

Is that normal,

this late in life?

Well, there's no set standard

when someone figures out their ability.

It just... it comes to you one day.


Jeez, what time is it?

Time to call it a day.

Do you wanna grab something on the way?


Change of plan... you can drop
me off at my place.

Aren't you afraid of Shadowman?

Yeah, but, dude,
your couch is killing my back.

Besides, Christy called,

and I figured I should
make an appearance.

Fine, I miss her like hell.

Funny, I was getting
used to having you around.


It's Burton.

He wants to meet at Boerg's.



You shouldn't be surprised, Mr. Dolan.

Then why did you call me here?

Because Woody Hammond is alive.

I understand that.

Only one of us does.

It was more complicated than I expected.

Someone else was there.

A tall black guy. He helped Hammond.

I can complete this assignment.

And we will pay you
when it is completed.

How's your daughter doing?

She's fine.

Emily goes to East Bronx High.

Isn't that right?

You must really love her.

Of course I do.

Learning institutions can be fickle

with their scholarships.

One little slight, maybe NYU
changes their mind about her.

Hammond will be taken care of.

Then there's nothing to worry about,

for you or your daughter.


You should go to a hospital.

I'd rather not draw any more
attention to myself right now.

I'm lucky nobody followed me
from Jersey.

I picked a place I didn't think
anyone would find me.

- But someone did.
- Or something.

It's definitely a person.

Another Dreamer.

One effing powerful Dreamer.

And dangerous too.

We call him Shadowman.

Sounds like something
out of a bad horror movie.

Not too far off.

He's kind of a dream assassin.

Influences people to kill
others or commit suicide.

Now, I'm sure she has an army
of dream assassins

- on her payroll.
- She?

Taylor Bennett.

I seem to have fallen into her disfavor.

You work for her?

Apparently not anymore.

I'm hoping this changes
your mind about helping us.

I'm not exactly the helpful type.

Can you afford not to be?

Maybe I won't be around to save
your self-centered ass

next time.

It's Tess.

What the hell is this place?

Here's Woody.

I found him right
where you said he'd be.

Well, that'll teach me to share.

What happened to you?

Seems your Shadowman tried to kill me.

For Taylor Bennett. Woody works for her.

Worked. Past tense.

And I'm not the only one in this room

who's had dealings with Bennett either.

Okay, yes, it's true.

But look at us now.

I think we are in danger. All of us.

What're we gonna do about it?

What if she sends this
Shadowman after us?

At least now we know who he is.

Some loser named Tom Dolan.
Taka ID'd him.

- Where is he?
- We don't know.

Obviously close enough to
whisper kill instructions

to anyone who gets in
Taylor Bennett's way.

Uh, there was no whispering going on.

He was choking the shit out of me.

I've never known a Dreamer
who can kill another Dreamer.

According to you guys,

Dolan has always had other
people kill his victims,

or commit suicide.

But this time he tried to do it himself.

That's a first.

- Then he could kill any of us.
- Yeah.

Unless we work together.

So, does that include you?


You're up late.

I couldn't sleep.

Maybe that's a good thing,

considering what nearly
happened to Woody.

We can't stay awake forever
just to avoid Shadowman.

I'm starting to think
that this is all just karma.

My karma.

If I hadn't tried to take down

maybe none of this would've happened.

You and James, would still be in Maine,


We weren't safe.

We're safer here with you.

Jeremy showed up right
before the FBI raided the Firm.

I brought you into this, Tess.

Put you and James in danger.

- No, you didn't.
- I did.

- No.
- I did.


And think of what would've
happened to Lainie

if you hadn't started all this.

Yeah, but now she's gone, Tess.

Maybe she's in danger again.

Maybe, but...

It was her decision.

She was right, I wanted her
to stay for myself.

I was hoping maybe if she
remembered something, I...

I could understand what happened to me.

There's so much I don't know.

You're a good man, Burton.

That's one thing I know for sure.

Thank you.


Don't be angry.

- I told you not to come.
- I know.

But I had to find you.

And you're here.

It's the only dream I have left.

Where I go when I can't take it anymore.

I found the man who did this to you.

You understand?

I found the real killer.

No, Taka.

No, I'm the real killer.

You're not.

We know who made you do it.

But none of that matters.

All that matters now

is for us to be together.

All I wanted was you.