Snowfall (2017–…): Season 5, Episode 8 - Celebration - full transcript

The family gathers for Jerome and Louie's wedding and is promptly sent down the rabbit hole.


I go from war to war,

whereas a man like you
has the war inside.

You said you could keep me safe,

but you can't.

I have to keep some
distance from you

until you're actually free
from all this.

I'm trying
to help you, Franklin.

You want to help me?
Help keep the peace!

Instead of making
everything worse.

(door slams)

DEA! Hands up!

Do you understand
what you're looking at?

Multiple homicides.

Trafficking and distribution.

We've been instructed to

shut down every facet
of this operation

- and walk away.
- Black diamond: We're
hearing another name.

Some o.G. Motherfucker
just got out the pen.

Name's Kane.

You didn't shoot

and kill my baby brother?

We can come at you
at any time, any place.

Does it look like I'm fucking
hiding, little nigga?

Once you press that button,
there's no turning back.

Are you sure
you want to do this?

Do it.

I need to make some changes.

Will you marry me?


(tires screech)

it's been a while.

How you been?

Been a time.

I heard you got shot.

Heard you were, too.

And here we both are.

Maybe someone up there likes us.


I tried your pager
before Gustavo’s.

Oh, yeah, that's probably
the old number.

What, uh...

...What can I do for you?

I want to buy directly from you.

I feel like we did good business
for a long while there

when Franklin was hurt.

Franklin know about this?


I considered going
to the Colombians.

Better the devil
you know, right?

♪ ♪

(ducks squawking)

do you have the recordings?

I told you my son
wasn't an option.

The man teddy and the CIA
are the problem.

And Franklin is the answer.

In the end only he can
bring your enemies down.

And if you refuse
to help us gain access...

...Well, then, I'm afraid we
have nothing left to talk about.

There's gonna be a wedding.

My brother and his girlfriend.

Friends and family
will be invited, of course.

But the decision was made
to also include

certain key business associates.

Lest they feel left out.

How soon?

They want it to happen quickly.

Next month,
while the weather's still warm.

I'd like to know

everything you can tell me
about this event.

("DJ rap" by poor boy rappers

♪ the d.J. Rap is about kq ♪

♪ gonna rap to the rhythm,
show you what we can do... ♪

some bitch want to talk,
she says.

♪ to the beat to show you where
it's at, rock, rock, rock... ♪

- what she up to?
- I don't know.

She kind of dressed up
like she work in a office.

Came in a Mercedes
with a white driver.

Send her in.

♪ mike Reynolds
so suave and he's debonair ♪

♪ he makes your ears listen
when he's on the air ♪

♪ randy bebop he's cool
and he's caring ♪

♪ he likes all the women no
matter what they're wearing ♪

♪ Alex barrea,
he's one of a kind ♪

♪ he jams all the tunes
to shock rock your mind ♪

♪ now, early in the morning
when the sun first rise ♪

♪ joe bailey gets up
and get all the way live... ♪

Mr. Kane?


you can just call me Kane.

May I sit down?


thank you.

My name is veronique turner.

I'm Franklin saint's girlfriend.

I'm also having his child.

Why the fuck are you here?

Could you please put
that cigarette out? For me?

For you.


I was at that restaurant
your men lit up.

I want to know
if I can stick around

or if I should go visit
my mother back east.


yeah, Franklin ain't tell you
we all kissed and made up?

Mm-hmm. He did.

I'm here to ask you
if that's true.

And like I said...

I told Leon I'd make the deal.

I intend to keep my word.

So me and my baby

will be safe?

You ain't got a damn thing
to worry about from me.



- That tailor?
- Louie: Mm-hmm?

- Making magic.
- Mmm.

When's it gonna be done?

- Next week.
- Ooh.

(laughs softly)

gives us another week
for alterations.


How's everything going
with the wedding planning?

so good. Keisha is a godsend.

She locked down
the location and the caterer.

And she got this
chocolate fountain.

You can dip fresh strawberries.

What about the band?

Eh, that's a little bit
more tricky,

'cause all the good ones
are booked up already.

Tell her don't worry about it.
I got a idea for the music.


Look at you, looking good.


- I feel good.
- Mm.

I ain't lost my temper
in about three weeks,

- haven't had a drink
in three days.
- Okay.

I got this mean tuxedo jacket.



I talked to teddy today.

He agreed to sell to us.

Think I'll take that drink.



You knew this was coming, baby.

I know.

Franklin is family.

But I like to think that what
you doing is just business

and I got your back.

But I will not go to war
against my own blood.

It ain't gonna come to that.

It's not. It's not. It's not.

Franklin gonna be mad as hell.


But I'm-a make him understand.


After the wedding.

Let's just have a good time
with family.


This is how we control
our future.

It's the only way.

We are gathered here today

to join this man, Jerome saint,

and this woman, louanne Jones,

in holy matrimony.

Despite any differences
we might have,

we come together today
in this beautiful place

because we share
something in common.

We share the desire
to consecrate the union

of louie and Jerome.

Marriage is a sacrosanct union

between two people
who care for each other,

trust each other,
love each other.

(crackling) Marriage
requires mutual respect,

meeting each others' needs,
and taking responsibility

(clearer) For each other,
your family and your children.

Let us take a moment
to pray for the success

of this union.

Excuse me.

What are you gonna do
with all this chocolate?

I'm gonna dip
the strawberries and then

pass them out after the service.

To everybody?

Everybody who wants one.


What's your name?


Nice to meet you.

You mind grabbing me
a water, please?

Of course.

...Vitality, and love
for one another.

Before god, your friends
and your family,

I ask you to affirm
your willingness

to enter into the covenant
of marriage.

Do you, Jerome,

take this woman to be your wife?

- Hell yeah!
- (laughter)

I do!

All right, now.

And louanne... Oh, louie.

Do you take this man
to be your husband?



The rings?

I now pronounce you husband

- and wife.
- (cheering, applause)

("good times" by chic playing)


- ♪ good times ♪
- (indistinct conversations)

- ♪ these are the good times... ♪
- just two more.

All right. Smile.


♪ leave your cares behind ♪

♪ these are the good times ♪

♪ good times ♪

♪ these are the good times ♪

♪ our new state of mind ♪

♪ these are the good times... ♪

♪ I don't see you... ♪

congratulations, sir.

- Champagne?
- Ooh.

Thank you.

- Madam?
- Thank you.


♪ when I'm lost... ♪

ladies? Champagne?

No, thank you.


No, thank you.

Thank you.

♪ found ♪

♪ don't you know,
you carry my heart ♪

♪ in your back pocket ♪

♪ you don't need no key ♪

♪ just let your love
unlock it... ♪


Uh, yeah, sure. Why not?

♪ carry my heart... ♪

- sir?
- Oh, no, I don't drink.

If you don't drink, you should
just take the whole plate.


Mm, it's crazy, huh?

- What?
- Being all upright and married,

- just like a citizen?
- (exhales) Girl.

It's not a egg roll.

I can't. Can't... My stomach.


Sure you don't want me
to come home with you?

Mm-mmm. Don't be silly.

I'm just going to bed.

When's the next time

you're gonna be together
with your entire family?

- Enjoy it.
- Come to yours later?

Not yet.

Hey. It won't
be like this forever.

I know.

♪ you carry my heart
in your back pocket... ♪


- I love you.
- Love you, too.

♪ carry my heart ♪

♪ wherever you go. ♪

("I need your love"
by infatuation playing)

♪ hey, baby ♪

♪ I just don't know
how to approach you... ♪


(exhales, grunts)

what the fuck is happening?

Wanda: (echoes)

- (clear) How you doing?
- Wanda.

Yeah, I'm good. Yeah.

- It's a wonderful wedding.
- It is.

Louie's so gorgeous.

Yeah. Vee and mom saying
you're doing a great job

- with collections.
- (laughs softly)

looking after the tenants.

Thinking about maybe
you could manage some places.

- Yeah?
- That would be a dream.

Come here.

(both laugh)

proud of you, girl.

- I'm-a get some food. All right?
- Uh...


♪ do you really want me? ♪

- you okay?
- Yeah, toda madre.

Thank you, baby.


- Thank you.
- These are nice.

What the fuck?

Did you see something
just run across the table?

N-no. What did...
What did you see?

I don't know, maybe
a squirrel or something?

- I didn't see...
- You-you all right?

O-oh, shit. Uh...

mama, this is, uh, candy,

- and, uh, what's your
name again, my brother?
- Johnny, ma'am.

- Hello.
- Pleasure.

- Hey, johnny.
- Franklin: Nice-ass suit.

- I got you, I got you.
- Candy? How you doing?

- Okay.
- They're in from little rock.

Hmm. You two came
all the way from little rock

for the wedding?

- Oh, well, we work with louie.
- Oh.

In that import-export business.

That's quite an impressive watch
and earrings

- you got there.
- Oh, yeah, we decided

to take us a little shopping
trip down the rodeo drive.

Uh-huh. You damn right. Hey.

I don't think
they ever seen no niggas

quite like us down there before.

- I'll tell you that.
- Well, they better
get used to it.


yeah. Shit.

They better get used to it.

That's right. Eat.

yeah, boy.

("give me your love"
by sandy mercer playing)

(indistinct conversations)

(birds chirping)


Taking it all in, huh, brother?

Hey, how's it going, man?

Having a good time?

Me and your family, man, we been
bonded together in death.

Now I'm here
to help them consecrate

their union and celebrate life.

Only with the death of ego

can we walk the higher path.

♪ ♪


guess I better be
getting up out of here.

Tell louie and Jerome I hope
they enjoy their wedding gift.

♪ ♪


(chimes sounding)

♪ ♪

♪ ♪



- how you doing, man?
- Okay, you... (laughs)


- (grunts)
- (laugh echoing)


Hey, man.

- Hey.
- (laughs)

- (whoops)
- (grunts)

what's up?

- You okay?
- Yeah.


It's all a bit
overwhelming, though.

- Huh.
- (clears throat)

oh, fuck. You feel that?

I do.

Look, I just want to let you
know that even though

shit is changing,
I'll always be your friend, man.

Maybe Jerome and louie
will calm down some

and we can focus on making
shit right with our people.

You ever read that book
I gave you?

(grunts softly)
I got to take a piss.

("cool it now"
by new edition playing)

- ♪ all I keep thinking about ♪
- what the fuck?

♪ is her in my arms ♪

♪ got to see what love
is all about ♪

♪ and I won't be the same ♪

♪ until she is mine... ♪

(both laugh)

Jerome: (echoes)
Look at Franklin.

- Ooh, where's Franklin going?
- Who knows?

♪ slow it down. ♪


(indistinct whispers)



oh, fuck.

♪ ♪

what the fuck?


Oh. Oh.


That's not good.

You're scared now, huh?

What the fuck
is happening to me?

Well, my father used to say that
what goes around comes around.

What the fuck
does that mean, huh?

Means you can only do
so much fucking

before you finally
end up fucked.

Oh, I did what I had to do.

You was on the fucking pipe.

- So I deserved to die?
- No, no, I didn't

- want to do it.
- So why did you? Hey.

I would never have given you up.

I couldn't fucking
trust you, man.

No, no, no.
You couldn't control me.

Okay? So you killed me.

Just like your father.

I didn't kill my father.

He's dead because of you.

Look, killing you--
that shit hurt, man.


no, buddy. That didn't hurt.

This shit hurts.

- Rob, wait...
- (gunshot)

♪ ♪

I bought all the speakers.

All of them.

They sounding good, bro.


Hey, cissy!

Oh, Jerome.


How are you?

Marriage feels great.

- Mm?
- (both laugh)

- did you do this?
- Do what?

Dose everybody with LSD?


- (both laugh)
- yeah.

Oh, shit.

Oh, shit.

How'd you know that?

Somebody told me.


niggas gonna lose they shit.

- (laughs)
- Franklin.

Lose they shit.

♪ ah, freak out ♪


♪ le freak, c'est chic ♪

♪ freak out ♪

♪ ah, freak out... ♪

- that your phone.
- Oh. Hello?

(indistinct chatter, laughter)


♪ big fun to be had
by everyone... ♪


(laughs) yo.

How you doing?

Nigga, I'm fucked up.

Yeah, me, too.

Does champagne do all that?

No, nigga. I don't think so.


♪ we'll show you the way ♪

♪ ah, freak out. ♪

Franklin? Franklin.



- baby. Are you okay?
- Mama...

No. No, rob--
rob fucking shot me.

- I think I might be dead.
- No, no... No, no, no, no.

No, no, but baby,
we've been dosed.

- LSD.
- Fucking acid?

- I thought I was losing my mind.
- No, no, no.

Of course not,
but baby, listen to me,

you need to just
go with it, babe.

- Just let it happen.
- No... W-wait, wait.

How do I make it stop?
I don't-I don't want this.

You can't make it stop.
But listen.

You are safe with me.

I will not let anything
happen to you.

Okay? All right. Here we go.

Let's just go in this room.
All righty.

- Here we go. Here we go.
- Rob...

Okay. Okay.

Rob said I killed dad.

Oh, no, you didn't, baby.

I love you, mama.

Oh, babe.

You know I would never
do anything to hurt you.

Mama, what's wrong?

What's wrong?

I got a son that puts
white people above their father

and money before god.

That's what's wrong.

Everything you do
you do for yourself.

- (stammering)
- that's not what your father
taught you.

I can't take this
right now, mama.

- That's not what your mother
taught you.
- I got to go.

- I'll talk to you later...
- Where does that come from?

- Don't give me any tongue!
- (shouts)

(whimpers softly)

(soul music playing)


How do you know these people,
Mr. Drexler?

You mean...

Why is a white man
in a black wedding?

I am an advisor
of the groom's nephew.

He's brilliant.


- You did this.
- What?

Sorry, I-I don't understand.

He did what?

We don't want the same things.

I want freedom and all
you have to offer is death.

Hey, señor, I don't know
what she's talking about.

- Señor, please help me.
- No, no, m-Mrs. Saint,

he's a waiter.

♪ ♪


Dripped with honey.

I-I need to go.

Uh... S-señor...

- Find my friend. Where is he?
- S-señor.

Listen to me, I made a mistake.

I need you need to leave
my family alone.

Do you understand me?

Leave my family alone.

Mrs. Saint.
Mrs. Saint, what's wrong?

The KGB man from Cuba
wants to kill Franklin.

- Oh, no. No.
- Yes. Yes.

Okay, I'll put you
in the back of my car

and you can take a nap.

oh, okay.

- I killed everybody.
- No, you didn't.

It's gonna be okay, okay?

(knocking on door)

leave me alone.

- (knocking on door)
- leave me alone.

Listen, I've got a gun, okay?

I'll blow your fucking head off!

Leave me the fuck alone!

Franklin. It's me.

- V?
- Yeah.

What... H... W...

Wait, wait, wait, no, no.

No, you-you went home,
you went home.

I felt better and I wanted
to come be with you.

Open the door?

You came back for me?

Of course.

Hey, hey.

Come here.
You can't fight this energy.

You're gonna have
to surrender to it.

No, no, no.

N-no, I don't want
to hear that shit.

Somebody fucking did this to me.

You can't be afraid.

Look, I don't want
to talk about bad shit, okay?

like what?

Like our baby
that was almost killed?

Fuck! God...

This isn't real. This isn't
real. This isn't real.

- This isn't real.
This isn't real.
- These are the things

inside your mind.

There's nothing more real.

What's in your mind has brought
all of us to this moment.

Hey. Breathe with me. Hey.

(ghostly growl)

don't lie to yourself.

Not here.

Try and tell the truth.

The voice inside your head
you push down.

Like the one that said
I'm-a lose you and the baby?

You can't be a gangster
and a family man.

You can't be a killer

and in honest business, too.


No, no, no, I don't accept that.
I've come this far.

In the end,
you'll have to destroy us all.

You'll have to.

Because the only way
we can survive

is to betray you.

And that's just what we'll do.

(regular voice)
Betray you. Betray you.

Betray you. Betray you.

Betray you. Betray you.

(sputtering breath)

oh, god.


I feel amazing.

This place is amazing.


(r&b music playing in distance)

you don't hate me, do you?

No, baby, I love you.

I love you. I love you
more and more every day.

Every goddamn second.

But I'm so wrong.

You took me into your family.

Even though I was
from the streets.

- From the sewer.
- Even when we fight

- I did it all.
- And we hate each other,

- I love you even more.
- And I knew that nobody

- would never want nothing
from me but some ass
- you understand what

- makes me tick. You do,
- and a fine woman on their arm.

- Even if you think you don't.
- I once thought that only women
would love me.

- You always say the thing
- that only the pussy

- that's just right.
- Made things right.

- But no matter how mad I got
or how angry...
- You know how to love a man.

You know how to put me
in my place when I'm wrong.

- No matter if I was
off with Claudia
- and I need that shit.

- Or killing Claudia...
- And that's why, baby.

- I don't want to be
with anybody else
- ...You never let nobody say

- that I was less or nothing.
- Because that feeling
that I have inside,

it's like wolves.

- It's like they can see...
- And you know...

- Everything that...
- That your mind...

- No one else knows is there.
- And my mind,

- it's the same.
- And you know.

And I know that you do.

- And because of that...
- And because of that...

- I love you.
- I love you.

♪ hey, hey, hey... ♪

it don't matter
what white people think, avi.

- (chuckles)
- brother Malcolm said it best

when he said it's either
the bullet or the ballot.


well, Mr. Shabazz was, uh,

a brilliant speaker
and an organizer,

but you can't reject a good idea

just because the man
who has it is white.

(chuckles) Yes, I can.

We need our own thinkers,
our own thoughts.

But in order to have
your own thoughts,

you have to study everything
and travel.

- Travel?
- Yeah.

I ain't no goddamn tourist.

Algeria, Somalia and Nigeria
aren't places for holidays.

You can go to Vietnam,
meet the people

who defeated America
when it wanted to dominate them.

So, I can just go to Vietnam?

- Sure you can.
- Or Africa?

You can meet...
Meet with the Viet Cong.

They'll tell you what it's like
to fight America and win.

You can go to Ireland.

Eh, the fuck I care about
them white men for?

The English conquered them,
they banned their language,

they forbid them from...

Look at that sunset. Man.

♪ ♪

(door creaking)

♪ ♪

(phone dialing)

- (line ringing)
- (phone crackles)

Teddy: (over phone)
Who is this?

I like you.

Franklin? Is that you?

Franklin: (over phone)
You put me in business.

Made me rich.


but there's some shit
I need to say.

What's wrong, Franklin?

I know what has to happen.

What are you talking about?

You think you have
to kill me one day.

But before you do,
I'm gonna kill you.

'cause if it comes down to it
and it's between me and you,

then I promise you...

...It's gonna be you.

Who was it?

it was Franklin.

I thought you said
he was at the wedding.

He is.

He paged you from the wedding?


Told me he was gonna kill me.

I can't tell if you're joking.

I'm not.
(clears throat)


At least you know for certain
he's not home.


...What do you want
to do, Theodore?

(engine starts)

Come on, California.

You know I ain't
gonna scare that easy.

- Big D: That's how you do it.
- Come on, California.

- Ow. Hey.
- (laughs) Nigga, yeah.


Got to be quicker than that,
now, motherfucker.

♪ turn this mutha out... ♪

- oh, shit. (laughs)
- yes.

Stop. Stop it! Stop fighting, d.

You, too, little rock.

It feels so goddamn good
to let it out.

That's just the acid
making you feel that way.

Tomorrow it'll be all blood,
bruises and broken teeth.

How come it ain't do
something crazy to you?

That shit must be in
the chocolate. I'm allergic.


- (both laugh)
- oh...

(both babbling)

- johnny: Nigga, you crazy.
- Oh, shit.

Are you all right, girl?

- Yeah, I'm fine.
- Oh. Okay.

Hey, Wanda?

♪ turn this mutha out... ♪

- (grunts) Wanda.
- H-hey, Leon.

- You okay?
- Yeah.

So you didn't get
no acid or nothing?

Oh, yeah, I got it
pretty strong.

But you okay?

- I'm better than ever.
- Okay, that's good.

I'm just trying to make sure
everybody else is safe,

so I should move on.

W-wait, uh, I need
to, uh, ask you something.


Um, I'm leaving the country.

Where you going?

I don't know, uh, Africa maybe.

You got a passport?

I want you to come with me.

♪ turn this mutha out... ♪

♪ turn this
mutha out... ♪

how you gonna say that now?


♪ turn this mutha out... ♪

so you not gonna come, or...

(music playing in distance)

(exhales sharply)

Franklin 2:
Wouldn't do that shit, nigga.

Oh, ain't no friendly faces
out there.

Only your just desserts.

- Franklin: Who are you?
- I guess the better
question is...

What have I become?

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

Your life.

Your life is my failure.

- What?
- You messed it up.


I messed it up for you?

What-- sitting in some
shitty-ass cubicle,

wiping the white man's ass?

Oh, the white man.

White man ain't your problem.

- Not yet.
- No, no.

I don't have problems.
Shit, I solve them.


You know, your fear

let the worst thing dad did
come true for you.

- For us.
- That's bullshit.

He never cared about
anybody but himself.

He said he was working
for the people,

but as soon as somebody
crossed him, what'd he do?

He threw them
right under the bus.

And here you are talking
about the white man's ass

when everybody got to kiss
your ass, or else.

What the f... I help people.

help people?

My god, you listen to yourself?

Goddamn, nigga.

What about Mr. Wright?
What about him?

What about Kevin and even rob?
Or manboy? Your dad?

And all the niggas you and your
little motherfucking minions

them plotted on in between.

Tianna? Khadijah? Lenny? Karvel?

Him? Him? Him? Her? Him? Him?

Bodies! Bodies! Bodies! Bodies!

They're all dead.

- That's how you help, Franklin?
- No, no, no, no.

No, I made
me and my people rich.

Fuck kind of life
would they have without me?

(stifled laugh)


they don't see it
that way, nigga.

And they never will.
And you don't see it theirs.

And that's why this whole
thing's about to fall apart.

Nothing's gonna fall apart.

I can still save it.

You know...

...Even if you do understand...

...It doesn't make a difference.

("I learned my lesson"
by willie Davis playing)

(indistinct conversations)

♪ I remember ♪

♪ when I was just
a bad little boy ♪

♪ my mama used
to tell me, "son..." ♪

(music continues in distance)

(Leon laughs)

- how you feeling?
- Franklin: Better.

Now. Maybe.

That's good.

Your mom got a little paranoid,
so I put her in a car.

She okay?

Yeah, she's asleep
in the back seat.

You a good man, lee.

Good man.

Want you to know...

I understand
why you wanted out the game.

You just wanted
to be a better person.

Which you are.

Love you, man.

Love you, too.

♪ goodbye ♪

♪ all day... ♪

(camera shutter clicking)

- (radio crackles)
- (parissa moaning)

parissa, what's wrong?

Oh, I was...

Just touching myself,

thinking about you.

Is there someone coming up?

I-I was just thinking
that after this,

it would be nice
if you took me to dinner

before... You know.

So there's nobody's coming up?

Do you think I would be
talking about dinner

if Franklin was here?

So if I say that we can
go to dinner,

will you stop using the walkie?


Great. Let's go to dinner.

One more thing.

- What?
- I'm sort of glad

you got shot.

This is much more fun

than my usual Saturday nights.

Okay, bye.

("call on me"
by the four tops playing)

- ♪ darling, you ♪
- woman: Oh, I love this song.

♪ say you're lonely,
well, I'm lonely, too ♪

♪ but togetherness
is the answer ♪

♪ for me and you... ♪

mind if I cut in?

- Oh, my god.
- (laughs)

♪ haven't been the same... ♪



uh, you look beautiful.

- Damn, look at that.
- Thank you. Look at that.

- Wow.
- (laughs)

- some wedding, huh?
- Mm-hmm. Yeah.

I think they put acid
in the chocolate.

(both laugh)

- are you okay?
- I'm good, I'm good.

- Okay.
- I'm... Let me match up to you.

- (laughs)
- I can't let you down.


for a while there,
I wasn't, but...

- Mm-hmm?
- Now, maybe...

♪ but darling, call on me... ♪

I want to let you know
I love you.

And always have,
since I was a boy.

- (laughs softly)
- and I wanted to apologize.

For what?

I always wanted to be in charge.

So I can know exactly
what everybody was doing.

I said it was to protect you,
but it wasn't that.


♪ as you should... ♪

you were right.

I should've listened.

Should've treated you
like a partner.

- I should've done
a lot of things.
- Okay.

That's them.

(laughs) yeah.

- You should have.
- (laughs softly)


You know, it's not too late.

♪ girl, if you want me... ♪


It is.

Let's go.

I got to follow
my own path now, Franklin.

♪ darling ♪

♪ if you need me... ♪

I'm sorry.

♪ if you want me ♪

♪ if you ever need someone,
call on me... ♪

♪ ♪