StartUp (2016–…): Season 2, Episode 1 - Disruption - full transcript

Rask owes the Russian gang behind GenCoin, while Izzy deals with the death of her sister and her family's grief. Ronald sees the impending end of his street trade as the hood gentrifies. Nick as best he can.





































(RASK) She had been bleeding for...

I guess I lost track of time.


How long does a person bleed for anyway?

Oh... pretty soon, it's gonna run out.

Or their heart will stop.


I don't recollect when that happened.

But I'm guessing pretty
soon, uh, because...

Yeah, it was... it was right to left,

so it would have been on
the left side of her head,

the second blow.

I mean, the one that really...


Anyway, it put her down pretty quick.

But I'm... I'm saying, I
think it's the blood loss

rather than the... the actual impact.


And that is when you
put her in a suitcase?

Uh, no, I...

I wrapped her in visquine,
and then I folded...

Visquine? What is visquine?

It's a...

It's a thick plastic.
It's like a tarp...

Okay, okay. Give me
spelling of "visquine."

- V-I...
- Just say plastic.

- Yeah, plastic's fine.

- Plastic.
- Prosto plastik.


Does he even speak English?

- He speak English.
- Good.


Thank you.

- So I wrap her...
- ... Up in this plastic.

I got a suitcase out.

It was a Dunn & Wrigly.

- I love that brand.
- Okay.

Really sturdy brand.

I fit her whole body
right into suitcase.

She didn't fit, so I, uh...

... have to break ankles to make it fit.

(CLEARS THROAT) But she was small.


And that's when you drove to the river?

No, I waited.

I made sure I'd cleaned
everything first.

Bleach. Hours I spent.

And then, yes, I took the suitcase

to the river, b... by the overpass.

(BOGDEN) What time would you say it was?

This would have been
3:00 a.m., 3:30, maybe.

I put, um...

I put hamburger meat in the water

to attract the alligators.

I know it worked.

It's the last time I saw her.

Let me ask you a really fun question.


Why'd you do it?


She was asking too many questions.

She was real go-getter.

You know?



Good luck with that. (CLEARS THROAT)


Even with a confession from Grigory...

we could easily make it
you who is behind bars.

At any point, he could very well, um...

come to his senses and recant his story.

Well, I can name snitches.

I can look the other way

while you do your real
estate deals, but come on.

What do you need? Tell me.

- Nick Talman.
- What?

I'm about to bring in some
very high-profile investors

to back GenCoin, but, uh...

there is still some... baggage...

if anyone were to look
into the money trail.


So you think Nick Talman should
take the fall for his dad?





♪ And though the trouble's in the dark ♪

♪ I will hold ♪

♪ All the lights on you ♪

♪ We give ourselves a shining start ♪

♪ All alone ♪


♪ All alone ♪


♪ And all the roses turn to black ♪

♪ And my heart is as cold as stone ♪

(NICK) Tell us what you need.

(RONALD) Yeah, we're here for you, girl.

You can't do nothing?

Make it right?

Just be here with your family, Izz.

Just be here with my family?
They're gonna get away with it.

You guys don't believe me.

Izzy, I... I don't think
they're gonna get away...

They thought it was a gang!

The cops said it was the wrong house.

They're gonna get away with it.

Izz, I don't think you
understand what you're asking...

I know what I'm asking for, Ronnie.

That's why I'm asking you!

Hey, Izz, just... calm down.

Don't fucking do that.

Don't treat me like a kid!

Let's all just...

I think we should
have this conversation,

but I think we should table it.

Need to be smart about this.


(RONALD) Izz, you got us.

Obviously, I don't.

I think...

I'm gonna go.

I think we should go.


(NICK) You think we're
in any kind of danger?

It was a warning shot.

Just keep your head down some.


Stay low. It's gonna blow over soon.

All right.

Tell Tam I said hey.

For sure.




You really think they will?

That's ridiculous. Who
gonna go over there?

What, you don't believe me?

Go walk by.

Hipsters lining up for $10 lattes.

Hipsters? From where?

All them kids moving up
here from Wynwood, Edgewater.

Cross 195, please.

You need to get out more.


Hey, baby.


I'm gonna get, uh, dinner started.

Your man cook for you?

Once a week, he do.

- Ooh...

Hey, you ladies staying for dinner?


(ALL) Yes!


Oh, baby girl!

There she is. Mmm.

Wanna help your old man peel some spuds?


(MAN ON TV) ... the stock
market posting historical highs.

Worries abound whether
we've hit our high

or when the bubble might burst.

The tech stocks and corporate earnings

are what's driving this market.




FBI, open up!


I finally found that warrant.

Okay, go ahead.




Money laundering, right?

That's, what?

A minimum of five years?

I guess with what you
took for your old man,

judge is gonna hit you
with, I'm guessing, 10 to 15?

Yeah? What does... what
does partner-murdering carry?

I still have that
audio file from Daewon.

I can still let that go.

Good! You know what? Good.

Let that go, tweet
about it for all I care.

'Cause there is a man in
jail as of this morning.

He killed my partner,
he's in prison for it now.

So, yeah, you let that
go. See where it gets you.

Don't threaten me, Nick.


In just three months, you've
taken a simple peer to peer network

and built it into a
ubiquitous digital currency.

I think what we're seeing
is the world is ready

for a cryptocurrency
based on pure commerce.

There's so little trust in
government these days, so...

But do you think it's a
little disconcerting to people

that this sort of power is being wielded

by what is essentially tech company?

You have a board, you have investors.

How are people expected
to place their full trust

in a corporation like Axis?

We want to continue using
this momentum to do good.

- Sure, but...
- You know?

I imagine people are wondering
where you go from here.

Are there new plans on
the horizon for GenCoin?

We have a lot of exciting
projects coming up really soon.

But what is the end goal, really?

Can't really talk about it. (CHUCKLING)

Maybe just a hint?


No, I can't really, uh...

My board would be...

- They wouldn't be happy.
- All right.

Alex Bell, it's been a pleasure
discussing GenCoin with you.

We're looking forward
to what's next for you

and your company, Axis.









When we were building GenCoin,
going around asking these VCs

for our first round,
we got a lot of no's.

You know why?

'Cause we couldn't quite
explain how to scale it.

I mean, none of these guys
cared about disrupting the banks

or changing the face of currency.

They all wanted to know how quickly

would they make their money back.

- Okay.
- Uh...

I forget, you're a, um, a senior, at...

- Junior.
- Junior at FSU, okay.

I think we're not gonna mention that.

We'll say that you
graduated from their school

of computer engineering.

But I didn't.

It's okay, nobody's gonna check.

The two things we really have
to be able to answer are, one,

what makes this a better
VR architecture program

than any out there, and two,

how quickly can this be
a publicly traded company?


So those are the two questions
to think about for next time.

Do you...

Are there meetings set
up already with investors?

Um, absolutely. It's all in motion.

It's all in motion, Paul.
But don't worry about that.

Let me worry about that.

You worry about those two things.


Oh, I didn't pay.

It's okay, I got it. My pleasure.

- Okay. Thanks.
- Paul.

Thank you.

My... my absolute pleasure.

Be well, think about
those two things for me.


Okay, I'm very excited.

I hope you are, too.

- Yes, yeah.
- All right.



- Hey, Nick.
- Hey, Marnie.


That your Chinese boy toy?

- God.
- Ah.


Of course you are. Come on.

I'm gonna have to call your
parole officer, aren't I?

Ha! Whatever.

You waiting dinner or you punching out?

I'm afraid you're stuck
with me tonight, my man.

- Really?
- Yes.

God. Well, Jimmy said
it would be a good night.

Hope so.


(MAN ON TV) Your team had
so many shots early on.

Seems to be a big
difference. Things went on...


(MAN 2) Yeah, well, they didn't.

Really, the stat was at
the beginning of the game,

where they got a bunch
of second chance points,

and they hit threes
on every one of those,

and then we were down 12,
and we had two turnovers

at the beginning of the second quarter,

and we didn't get any open shots.

They missed enough open
shots in the second half

that we would have had
a better opportunity

if we'd rebounded a little better

and made a few shots of our own,

but they were prepared.

Uh, and love this crowd.

I didn't get a good job
of getting our guys ready.

TechCrunch welcome for Mr. Alex Bell!


Thank you.

Thank you, thank you.

It's overwhelming, heh.

Yeah, we are overwhelmed,
actually, uh...

We had super high hopes
for the number of users

that we might get in the first quarter,

but didn't expect anywhere
near this kind of volume.

I mean, it's like we took you to dinner

and you asked us to marry you, heh heh.


I mean, our first
month, we almost crashed

one of Eden Field's servers.

Yeah, they those they
were under a DDOS attack.

Yeah, we still have IT
guys scrambling to keep up

with demand right now.

Oh, Stan, Barry, I think
they're here somewhere, sorry.

You guys will get to sleep someday.

But in all seriousness,
in all seriousness...

we are humbled

by the positive user response.

And more importantly, we are thrilled

to see that this is
already making a difference

in the way that we manage, share,

and relate to money.

Okay, we all want to see
what's in this presentation.








Be good, Grandma.


- Pussy is pussy.
- What pussy have you had, dog?

Man, I had it.

Exactly, dog, get back, man.

You ain't had no damn pussy.


Trick or treat, nigga. (CHUCKLING)

Y'all wanna gum those, a'ight?

Yeah, yeah, for sure.

All right, E.

Bring me back my money, punk.


Yeah, we by you. I know.


What dey do?

What dey do, Frantz?


Nigga look like G.I. Joe.






Got two more on 64th, dog.

Pull your boys off the corner.


What's good, man?



Morning, Ricky.

Whatcha doing here today?

- Just... chillin'.
- Chillin'?

Got a call earlier about
some business being conducted.

Yeah, you know anything about that?


What was that?

I... I said nah, I don't...

I don't know what you talking about.

Uh-huh. Put your hands out by your side

where I can see them and turn around.

Really? What the fuck, man?
I ain't even do shit wrong.

Yeah, well, then you ain't
gonna mind us searching you.

- Now spread 'em.
- Some bullshit, right?

Shut up.

Big man, all right. For sure.


All right, turn around.



I think something's wrong with me, dog.

- Oh, really?
- Hold on, man.


Oh, shit, he swallowed the bag!

- Oh, come on!

- Shit!
- This is Officer Spanos.

We got a 3-41, possible
O.D. Send rescue on a three.

Ricky! Ricky.

Put him on his side.

Ricky, look at me.
Where the hell are they?

Call them again.

- We have a 3-41.
- Look at me.

3-41, do you copy? Do you copy?!

Come on, breathe, Ricky, breathe!

- Okay, open, open.
- Come on. Come on!


We just gonna have to
keep sitting on the park

for a minute, you feel me?

I'm tell you, that ain't
the way to go, bruh.

No, Lemon City's everything to us, bruh.

And even if somebody get pinched,

we can't eat without that spot, bruh.

It ain't just the park, E.

It's our north side corners, too,

our east side corners.

The police, they got a mandate.

Make the white folk feel safe,
and the hammer's gonna drop,

just like it done in Wynwood,
just like it done in Overtown.

That's why Big Keith and
them, they've been trying

to take our corners because
they got pushed off of theirs.

Ain't you already warn
Lance about all this shit?

Are you saying we start
torching buildings?

- Maybe. What?

- That's what I'm saying, dog.
- I'm ready!

It's too late!

They already here.

Crackers on every block from
downtown up through Edgewater.

Folks who vote!


You understand?

We start messing with
them now, the police,

they gonna show no mercy.

They lock a zo up just
for breathing their air.

We gots to come up with a better plan

than just shooting motherfuckers up.

And then what?

You supposed to be taking
care of us and shit.

Just check yourself, all right?

You at my table.

What's the plan, Big Ronnie?

Let me talk to Jules,
see if we can cut a deal.

- Jules?
- Jules?

- The pig?
- Listen, he blood.

- Jules?

Police ain't gonna go for that.

- Jules ain't shit.
- No.

I'm gonna talk to Jules!

That's how it's gonna go!








(SCOFFS) Christ!

- Nick.
- Gate was open.

There's no way to not sneak
up on you in this place.

- Hi!
- Hi.

What's going on?

- Brought you a gift.
- Aww.

- How's it going?
- Okay.

Good. Can I use your bathroom?

- Of course.
- Thank you.

Mm-mmm. No, Nick, no more.

It's not a lot, I promise.

I'd still love to see you every
week, but no more money, okay?

You know, it could be another six months

till I get my court date.

I don't need it right now, honest.

Just don't skip town or anything.

Well, thank you again
for what you did for me.

What, I'm supposed to
let you rot in prison?

You're still like a son to me. Right?

Yeah. I'm just saying, thank you.

Heard from him at all?


Alice, do you know where he is?





(GIRL) Hey, this is Finley.

Leave a message. (BEEP)

Hey, sweetheart, it's me.

Uh... yeah.

Haven't heard from
you in a while, so, um,

just still wondering when
might be a good weekend

to come down and visit you.


Let me know, and I'll speak soon.

All right, I love you. Good-bye.

You want to watch the
game in a minute, son?


Hey, Pap?

I, um...

I sort of heard you... you
talking the other night.

With... with the guys.

I got an idea.

One of them Little River jits
was talking at school yesterday

about how they all getting
on this darknet thing...

behind closed doors.

Mm, instead of standing on corners.

That's some, uh...

(CHUCKLING) That's some NSA shit.

You know, I ain't trying to have
the feds come up in here, son.

No, yeah, they won't, they
won't, look, look, look, look.

We do it all through the Tor network.

See, that's exactly where
they been getting pinched.

I mean, but... and it was
big fish getting hit, right?

I mean, we just start small, you know?

We do it on a bunch of
different users, and, you know,

- all your boys can get their own accounts.
- Son, no.

No, no. I don't want you
nowhere near this, all right?

This some grown man shit.

Son, I appreciate you trying to help.

I'm proud of you.

(CHUCKLING) This shit is smart.

But the neighborhood looking at me now.

They looking to me to
keep their belly full,

keep their pockets full.

And they ain't gonna
take a chance on something

that they don't know about right now.


I gotta take this... all right?

Do you want to know why I'm
not in jail right now, Pap?

Why I'm still sitting here,
instead of some juvie clink?

'Cause when I squeezed that trigger...

... I killed two Haitians.

Cops pickin' us off the corners now

because white folks is scared.

Ricky gonna get possession time.

Probation if he lucky, once he
get out of the damn hospital.

But I done murder.

The worst thing a person could do.

And they just as soon
give me a medal for it

before they lock me up!

And that's what's coming
down on us right now, Pap!

That's what's coming down!

- Listen, hey...
- That's what they want!

So we keep killing each other,
and that's what they gonna

keep doing until you
get us up out of this!

Huh? You feel me?!

That's what they gonna
keep doing till you get us

- up out of this, Pap!
- Tou...

- That's what they gonna keep doing!
- Touie, Touie...

Till you get us up out
of this, so do something!

Touie, Touie.

No, stop.

Hey, Tou. Tou.

Tou, Tou, Tou, Tou...

- Tou, Tou...

It's okay.


Come on, it's okay.

(SOBBING) I don't want
to do this anymore.

- The way they look at me, Dad.
- I know.

I know.

Come here. Come here.

- Come here.

Let it out, let it out,
let it out, let it out.

Let it out, let it out, let it out.

Let it out...

Let it out.

Just let it out.

Yeah, that's right.
Let it out, let it out.

Let it out. Let it out. Let it out.

Let that shit out.

You good, we good.

You good, we good. We good.

Then fix it.


Okay, uh...

Izzy... please...



- Mm-hmm.

Yeah, well, look, if you can,

try and get some sleep.

'Cause a rested brain's very important.

It's okay, we can come back...

Paul. Paul...


You're okay.

Okay, thanks.

All right, see you at 9:30. Bye.





Hey, what's wrong?

What? What's happening?

- Take this.
- Fucking...

- What?

- Why?
- Just take it.

- Hide it, throw it away.
- Okay... all right.

All right, all right. What happened?


Jesus Christ.

- What'd you do?
- I was this close.

- To what?
- To Alex.

- Alex Bell?
- Jesus Christ.

Yes. I almost killed
him, I almost shot him up.

- What happened?
- I was this...

- Okay, tell me what happened.
- I was this close.

- Tell me what happened.
- Holy shit, I gotta go.

- Hey, hey, hey...
- I gotta talk to someone.

No, hang on, talk to me.
Talk to me, what happened?

- I almost killed someone.
- What did you do?

- Walk me through it.
- I think I'm gonna faint.

All right. Hey, hey, hey, hey, I gotcha.

Come on, come here,
just sit down, come here.

I gotcha, you're not gonna
faint, you're all right.

- You're all right.
- I can't breathe.

Just breathe. Yeah, you can.

- No, I can't.
- Yeah, you can.

No, I think I'm having a heart attack.

You're not, you're not. You're not.

You're just having a panic attack.

I used to have them all the time.

I'm gonna do what I used to do, okay?

I'm gonna teach you what I did.

I just want you to close your eyes.

Just trust me, trust
me, close your eyes.

I want you to tell me about
your favorite place in the world.

No, this white shit doesn't work on me!

Shut up and listen! Shut up.

- Just answer me, please.
- Okay.

Tell me about your
favorite place in the world

that you have the best memory.

Somewhere safe that nobody
can take away from you.

Okay. Um...

My... My...

- My aunt Araña's farm.
- Uh-huh.

We used to go there all the
time when we were little,

- me and Deli.
- Tell me about it.

- It's a farm in Cuba.
- Uh-huh.

We used to go, my whole family.

And... and she took care
of these horses there,

these... big-ass horses.

What'd you do there?


Just chill.

Her and my dad, they would
drink rum and then tell stories.

And then... And then there
was people visiting...

all day, every day, and
just in and out and...

And it didn't matter. It was carefree.

That sounds awesome.

I didn't have anything
like that growing up.

That sucks.


But hey, you're not dead.

You're okay.

Do you want to tell
me about what happened?


Do you have anywhere to
go? Where you been staying?

In my car.

- Wow.
- Yeah.

I mean, you smell terrible, so...

- Fuck you.
- I'm not surprised.


Well, you should stay here.

No, I'm good.

Yeah, come on, I insist.

I'll take the couch,
you can have the bed.

No, Nick, you don't have to...


Absolutely, it's settled.

You stay here.

Okay. I'll take the couch,
though, I barely sleep.

Hey, as long as you take a shower.

You smell like shit.








Did you get some sleep?

A little.

Good. Uh, I have this meeting,

but I'll back later, so
just... just stay put.

I lied to you.

About what?

My aunt's farm.

I never been.

I just saw this one picture.

Try and get some more sleep.


Ah, they must have screwed up.

It's okay, we can come back.

No, no, no, no, no.
We'll get it worked out.

Focus on your breathing.

(MAN) Nick. Hey.

Hey. How you doing?

Hey, I'm Brent, Mr. Fein's assistant.

Brent, nice to meet you, this is Paul.

Hey, Paul. How you doing, Paul?

So, you know, sorry we didn't call.

Really appreciate you
guys making the drive,

but, uh, Mr. Fein's gonna
have to pass on this one, okay?

Uh... why?

I mean, he hasn't even heard
the pitch... we're here.

Right, right, right. There were, uh...

There were some... I guess there were

some other factors, so, you know...

Okay, what other factors?

(SIGHS) Just...

- Just a couple hurdles.
- Uh-huh.

Again, really sorry, we...
you know, we didn't call.

Sure, what... what hurdles?

- I sort of Googled your name.
- Okay, okay.

- Just give me... okay?
- Yeah, yeah.

Look, man, I sort of Googled your name

when we set the meeting, and I...

- A bunch of stuff popped up?
- About the investigation, yeah.

- Okay, look.

Let me just talk to him, okay?

This is ridiculous. This is... hey, hey.

He's headed to another
meeting, you know, sorry, man...

Let me just... okay, well, let
me catch him before he goes.

Here's the thing: I have not
been convicted of anything.

- Right, right, right.
- This is a smear campaign.

- I'm just the messenger.
- You're not just the messenger.

- I mean...
- Hey, hey.

Listen. I gotta go.

Have a good drive. Thanks for coming in.

Thanks for calling!


Who's hungry?


What dey do, son?


Hey, son.

Open up the glove box.


They're good seats?

They seats.



That shit's a fortune,
even after Lebron left.

"Good seats."

Hey, look, I'll tell you what.

We get this neighborhood
back on its feet...

and one day, you and I, we
be sitting courtside, baby.

Hey, Pap.


Promise not to get mad?

Aww, Touie...

I'm sorry, Pap, but I
needed to try something.

So, what...

You just gonna rip this dude off?

No! I mean...

I already sent it to him.

I took it out of your closet, all right?

Wh... What'd you do?

You just put it in the damn mailbox?

USPS. I mean, they don't inspect it.

You put it in the mail?!

Yeah, Pap, look...

I been asking around,

and you got, like,
one-in-a-thousand chance

of getting pinched
for sending it through.

How you got a one-in-a-thousand chance?

Oh, no, them government
dudes are... they broke.

No one in there is
trying to check they shit.

It's too expensive.

And the mail got there?

The money was held in
escrow, through GenCoin,

and once the buyer received the package,

the money was sent to this account.

He paid $70 for a gram?


Damn, that's ten more
than my street markup.

I mean, I spent six on shipping.

- So...
- Well, still.

Look, I'm sorry, Pap, I didn't
mean to go behind your back.

Yeah, you shouldn't have done that.

I know. I just...

I just needed to try
something, you know?

I just... (STAMMERING)

I'm sorry, but this
is where shit's going.

And if I wanted to use this, uh,

Silence Quest, or whatever...

I mean, there's other markets, too.

Abraxis. Silk Road 3.0...

- Yeah, but this is all on Tor?
- Yeah.

We not just trying to
make a quick buck here,

now, you feel me?

Trying to build an empire.

It's a lot of volume.

A lot of risk.

But, like...

I think there's people who... who can...

I think there's people who
can, like, secure our shit.

Somebody who can make it so
that nobody knows who we are.






I know a girl who could do that.




♪ I watched you leave
before I saw you go ♪

♪ On your way to another tomorrow ♪

♪ I asked you please ♪

♪ Let me know ♪

♪ The path that you choose to follow ♪



♪ I heard you leave ♪

♪ I felt you go ♪

♪ Making your way
to another tomorrow ♪

♪ I felt the sting ♪

♪ Let it burn ♪

♪ Asking myself when I would learn ♪

♪ But it seems you're back again ♪

♪ You're back again ♪

♪ You say we're more than friends ♪

♪ Well, oh my my, this never ends ♪

♪ It's happening ♪

♪ When will you be back again? ♪


♪ I see you're back
again, you're back again ♪

♪ You say we're more than friends ♪

♪ Well, oh my my, this never ends ♪

♪ It's happening ♪

♪ When will you be back again? ♪

♪ Yeah again, yeah yeah, again ♪


That was excellent.



All right.