StartUp (2016–…): Season 1, Episode 10 - Recapitalization - full transcript

In the season finale, Nick and Izzy hash out their differences. Nick has an ace up his sleeve, leading to a shocking new ally for GenCoin. Rask is faced with the brutal truth about Alex. The Morales family is blindsided by tragedy.

So, what, you want the parade,
the whole nine, all that?

Put 'em in the ground right.

We're ready to make this a reality.

Nicholas Talman and Ronald Dacey claim

no ownership to GenCoin.

I know what you are.

So then you understand why
it'd be best to never look back.

You're using us just like
you use everybody in your life!

- It never leaves you.
- It's just business.

Alex Bell. I need information.

What makes you think I can get it?

Isabelle Morales could.

- I need my people.
- I can't.

Ronald Dacey, Nick Talman,

they're the real heroes of GenCoin.

- I'm not supposed to open it.
- Alex!

Thank you. Yeah.

Super good to talk to you again.

So you're at the new offices right now?

Yup. Yeah, we're here in Wynwood.

Still ramping up the team,
trying to move towards launch.

And when is that gonna be?

Have you set a hard, fast date or...?

Well, we're still testing the
beta on different platforms,

we're finding our network, all
the necessary bits and pieces.

We don't want to rush it, obviously,

but there's also the feeling that

the world shouldn't have to
wait any longer for GenCoin.

Well, it certainly seems that way.

If you could, go ahead
and explain this to me,

'cause I guess I'm a
little, I don't know, thick

when it comes to these sort of things.

What is it?

Is it like a PayPal?

What would you compare it to?

Well, PayPal is a digital payment system.

It's not its own currency.

GenCoin is.

It's like... okay, so, you
could pay for something

with a dollar or you could pay

for something with yen.

Or you could pay for
something with GenCoin.

So, it actually is its own currency?


Do you like it like that?

Is it okay?

Yeah, it's all right.

'Cause you don't have
to have it like that.

I really don't care.

It's cool, sis.

- Do I stink?
- What?

Do I stink?

Give me that. God, I can't stop sweating.



Someone to see you.


Did you get the stuff I sent you?

Yeah. Yeah, yes, I did.


there is somewhere we can talk?


The thing is, you would have
been protected as an equal partner,

but this third party, Eden Field...

were you aware that Alex Bell owns it?

And he is a controlling
board member of Eden Field,

which legally makes him

two-thirds participant in GenCoin.


No. That's bullshit.

He didn't tell me that part.

It's fully disclosed in Eden
Field's contract with GenCoin.

"Contract"? He didn't show me that!

He didn't have to.

And he knew you wouldn't ask for it.


why you didn't bring this to me?

All I could think about
was this was the dude.

This guy, he had the money,

and he was gonna make it real.

I'm really sorry about this.

All right, go ahead
and put it on the hood.

Hey, Gilles, count that.


So I take it Alex
didn't want to show, huh?

He's spread a little thin at the moment,

but he sends his regards.

I'll bet you he do.

Hey, hold up, though.

This seem like only about 300 in here.

You know it 'posed to be 450.

We were unable to get
that amount approved.

Are you sure you want
it to go down like this?

Try to understand, Ron. GenCoin...

No, I understand that you short.

That's what I understand.

You're welcome to call your lawyer.

Otherwise, I'd let this one be.

Love is sorrow, Love is benign.

Love has no envy. _

Love is not boastful_

Love does not make vain. _

Does nothing wrong. _

Does not look for profit.
Does not get angry._

Has not resentment. _

Does not enjoy with the injustice,
but enjoy the truth._

Suffers all, believes all

Expects all, bears all. _

And now keeps on faith. _

The hoppeness and love.

All these three but the most
is the love.



Are you guarding the stash?

Isabelita, huh?

What a job your mom did.

Must have been a lot
of chaos around here.

- Yeah.
- I know Marta. I know her.

Yeah, she... she took it very seriously.

- Mm-hmm.
- Yeah.

How have you been?

I feel like I didn't see
you since you came from...

California, right?

Just workin' on new stuff.

Como que "new stuff"?
Como que "new stuff"?

Aye, mi amor.

Your dad told me that you
start your own company!

Something about tech, right?

- Mm
- hmm.

Yes, yes, he told me you have a
big, fancy office and everything.


I'm gonna go take this...

To your boyfriend?

I will meet...

- Hey.
- Hey.

You stashing Papi's beer again?

No, I just...

needed a minute.

We're cutting the cake
in a bit though, all right?


I'll be there.



You look beautiful.

I know.

You should try locking the side gate.

What's wrong with the front door?

I didn't think you would open.

I, uh...

I have some things I need to say.

I need to explain myself.

Oh, yeah?

I'm sorry.

Okay? Um...

I'm sorry.


Everything's better then.

Let me explain myself.

I think you know what you're gonna say.

No, I got pushed out too, Nick.

I'm out of my own thing. I'm done.


- He brought in a third partner.
- Mm-hmm.

This, uh, server farm.

A network management company.

It turns out that he owns it, too.

Which makes him a majority,

then he single-handedly voted me out.

The lawyers called it a hostile takeover.

Yeah, it's a thing.

He owns my code.


My life's work, it's his just like that.

Well, that sucks.

Yeah. Anyway...

Yeah, anyway, now you're
sorry, 'cause you've got nothing.

I tried to bring you guys back in.

- Mm-hmm.
- I tried.

But everything was a
mess and you know that.

I didn't know what to do.

I just wanted GenCoin to work.

That's all I cared about.

It was bigger than you
or me or Ronnie or...

Okay, I hope that makes you feel better.

Let me show you the front door.

Maybe if you wouldn't have treated
me like a fucking crazy person,

and had some respect for me...
You are a fucking crazy person!

- You don't know me!
- I know you're fucking crazy!

You don't know nothing. You know
why? Because you have all of this.

You don't know me either, all right?

So watch what you say.
Rich white people problems!

You don't know me and you don't
know what I've been through.

You have no idea what I've been through.

Boo fucking hoo.

Your daddy ran out on you.

Don't fucking say that.
Don't fucking say that.

- What's wrong?
- I don't know you, you don't know me,

and I don't know what
goes inside your...

Come on, son.

You let your old man work you like that?

Come on.

Come on.

Come on. Hey, hey, try again. Try again.

Back me down.


Try to stop me, a'ight?

Just try to stop me.

Why you let that bitch
play you like that?

The hell you talking, boy?

The girl who come up
in here in the Escalade,

showed us a whole bunch of bills.

It's complicated.

That's all I'll say.

Ain't you the man now?

Ain't this your hood?

And you gonna let some white bitch

roll up in here and diss you like that?

That white bitch,

she clipped up with the Russians.

Now, I'mma get that money.

But you gotta be smart
about that shit there.

Yeah, Pap. Whatever.

Don't "whatever" me.

All right?

'Cause this some serious
ass shit right here.

Stone cold.

You gotta know when to be the man...

and when to be the bigger man.

You feel me?

Should have murked them all.

That's all I'm sayin'.

- Oh, is that right?
- Yeah.

- I should have killed them all?
- Yup.

- Just killed everybody there, huh?
- Yup.

Just bap, bap, bap, bap?
Just killed all them, huh?

- Yup.
- Just shot 'em dead, huh?

- Shot 'em dead.
- Shoot 'em in the face!

Should've killed them like that, huh?
- Yeah.

Killed 'em dead, right?

They ain't here no more.

They're gone. I should have
just killed them, right?

You should have shot them in the face!

Son, it's okay.

You did what you had to do.

You understand this?

You did what you had to do.

You did what you had to do.


You did right.

Just let that shit out.

No, no, no, no, it's all right.

That's my boy right here.

This my boy right here.

You all right? I'll be
right back, all right?

You did good. You did good.

The hell she doin' here?

- We have to talk.
- Just hear us out.

- Listen, we all need to talk.
- Hey, Nick, what is she... come on, man.

- I know.
- It's ridiculous right here.

- What's ridiculous?
- You being here. You know what you did.

Come on now, Nick. You got some explaining to do.
- I'm sorry.

He doesn't have to explain anything.

I'm sorry.

I am sorry

for what I did, and "sorry"
doesn't cut it,

and I know that,
but I have no other words

other than "I am sorry."

This right here is GenCoin.

There's no GenCoin without you.

We had a plan to get the company back.

You want in?

Oh, Jesus Christ.

Hello. Hello.

I'll see you in the morning.


I moved Eden Field to 11:00,
so you could get some rest.

I'm fine.


It had to happen.

We gave her fair chance.

Some dogs can't be chained.

She would have bitten us all.

Maybe just you.


GenCoin can't wind up like the others.

It won't.


So this the little
nigga who took our cash.

Chain of title for all of Alex's shells.

Plus, a paper trail
for every single dollar

that he's made, spent,
or invested since 2002.

She even hacked all his
porn accounts from college.

That was just for fun.

Nice work.

How'd you get it?

I hacked his shit way
before you came to us.

Our girl got trust issues.

So... what's the catch?

The catch...

is that you're not gonna
use that to blackmail him.


work for us now.

You're gonna use it to bring him down

without implicating us
in any legal activity.

I don't think you
understand how this works.

- We don't?
- No.


Ronnie, do... do we not
know how this works?

Shit, girl. I don't
know. I don't know, man.

Are we just...

does he got the drop on us, Nick?

Oh, it's tough to say.

Super hard.

Let me know when you're
ready. I'll press play.

What is that?

Listen. Put it on.


Why don't you listen and then we'll talk?

Just listen to the motherfucking tape.

This your demo?

Yeah, please.

- I'm sorry?
- You kill the girl yet?


You kill the girl yet?

You ever ask me that again,

I'm gonna put a bullet through your head.

I don't want you asking me that again.

- She saw me.
- Yeah, I know.

- She see this. She see you.
- Yeah, yeah, I know.

I know. You're a genius.

You let me deal with that, all right?

You deal with getting
me my fucking money.

We're gonna probably need
to scale up the team pretty soon.

I want at least two new people

who are solely dedicated
to interfacing with Mimi

about network management on both ends.

I have a guy who's based
here if you want to meet him.

He flies back and forth to Austin,

so he knows some of the
Eden Field people already.

I'd love to meet him as soon as possible.

Are you still aiming
to launch on the second?


But the beta hasn't been
proven across all platforms yet,

- and I still...
- It'll work.

We'll test it, and it'll work.

So we can launch on the second.

Yes, well, Nico says we
can launch on the second.


If we wanted to launch on the second,

how many transactions per day do
you think we'd be ready to host?

Well, we'd have to scale up way quicker.

Um, it's not impossible.

Just takes money.

'Kay, well, we have money.

Sorry, guys. Uh, one sec.


- Hey.
- Alex.

I know. Uh, Phil Rask.

FBI, Financial Crimes.

- Nice to meet you, Phil Rask.
- You too.

Uh, if you could...

Excuse the interruption.
I know you're busy.

Oh, uh, no, it's okay.

Can... uh, did Vera ask if you want...

She did, thank you. Yeah, I'm fine.

Okay then.

What, uh...

And how... how can I help?

I need money.

Yeah, I know about Minsk.

I know about Helsinki.

I... I'm...

I don't know what you're talking about.

Don't fuck with me.

I have over 400 pages
of documents linking you

directly to Kostya Vetrov
and Mark Yegorov.

I have those.

Not FinCEN. Not the FBI. Not the CIA.

Me and me alone.

Are... are...

I don't understand. Are you blackmail...

I'm blackmailing you. Yeah.

Now, I'm going to assume

that somewhere here you
have a reserve of cash.



Well, I want all of it
in there right now.

- I...
- Shut up.

Be smart, okay?

And you'll leave me alone?

You have to help me.


Help me.

Make them go away.


Who gave you this?

Who gave you this shit?

- Okay.
- The yard is finally back to normal.

- Thank god.
- It only took two days.

Hey, what time is your flight, nena?

Nena? At 3:00. At 3:00.

But I have to get back soon 'cause
I'm sure Eddie still hasn't packed yet.

I'm so jealous. I mean,
we haven't gone away

on a trip in forever, right, Papi?

- What about the Bahamas?
- Oh, my God.

That was our honeymoon, okay?

- I know.
- Hey, it's all I could afford.

How about Italy? Hm?

How about Italy?

I'm gonna have some more
of this ham right here.

It's prosciutto.

Oh, my... why don't we go to Italy?

Okay, but you're gonna
have to be very nice.

- Oh, my God.
- When are we going?

- Nevuary.
- Soon.

You think that's funny?

What do you think?
She's not joking. What do you...

You know what?
They should have gone to Cuba.

What is she gonna do in Cuba?
She can smoke weed in Jamaica.

Come on, honey.

She's right, Mom.
It's something different.

Can you imagine Eddie?

He'd never make it back.

He'd forget his name, that poor guy.

That was a good joke.

No, Mom, I'm serious.

I gotta take this
because Jamaican me crazy.

That's not funny, baby. That's not funny.

What do you think they're gonna be doing?

She's gonna bang.

You guys, I should go. I should get back.

- They're going to.
- Yes.

Don't touch me. I'm gonna get cake.

That shit was good.



No, no, no!

Adolfo! Adolfo!

- What happened? What happened?
- Call someone! Call someone!

Call someone!

Call somebody. Miguel, call somebody.

No, Delfia.

Delfi, no...

Hey, kid, if you don't face this now...

I remember my first.

I was a minute younger than you.

I still remember the smell
of the heat on my fingertips.

That shit...

That shit wouldn't go away.

I remember...

I remember smelling it
when I went to take a bite

of this ham sandwich my old girl made me.

And I remember thinking,
saying to myself...

"This the first time I'm eating
as a person who killed someone."

I remember taking a shower thinking...

thinking the same thing.

"This the first shower...

since becoming a killer."

I remember riding a bike.

First time playing ball.

First time, first time.

All as this new person.

And the funny thing is,
the nigga that I killed,

I don't even remember his name.



I remember I shot him 'cause I had to.

It was me or him.

But after I squeezed that trigger...

I let that shit change me.

Get inside my bones like some cancer

all up and through every part
of who I was.

I let my sin define me,

grind me down

to the man I thought I 'posed to be.

But you ain't got to do that, son.

This town...

it's what you make it.

You need to know that.

You got a choice.

We all got choice.

Life about choice.

And the choices I make,

they ain't always gonna be pretty.

Hell, matter of fact,
sometimes they gonna be ugly.

There's gonna be people gunning for us.

And I ain't talkin' about them kids

you throw down with in Little River

or even them Towners.

Dawg, I'm talking a whole lot worse.

'Cause here, where we at...

every move you make,
it come with a price.

So He will knock them down...

And you got to be willing
to pay that price...

...and move on...

Hear the sound of my prayers...

...and know that it's worth every tear.

I raise my hands...

Every ounce of sweat.

Don't drag me away...

Every drop of blood.

'Cause this ain't America, kid.

This here is Miami.