StartUp (2016–…): Season 2, Episode 4 - Loss - full transcript

After a discouraging discovery, the trio forges a new plan. Izzy seeks the help of someone significant from her past. Nick faces a setback while catching a glimpse into the strange world of...

I done murder. It's the worst
thing a person could do.

That's what they want so we
keep killing each other.

That's what
they gonna keep doing,

that's why you
get yourself out of this.


I really think that this could
be not only the new Dark Net,

I think it could be
the new Internet.

Before we know it, somebody else gonna
create something just like this,

everybody gonna jump
onto that.

One company out there
that's called Guizer.

-I need a real team.
-I need millions.

I can get you millions.

Your dad's friend?

He's really interested.

He wants me to go
to his Key this week.

Who did you sell to?

To Axis.
Your friend, Alex Bell.

This is not gonna work.

What, just like that?
Just because of a little comp?

It's not about a little comp,

it's about
who the competition is.

It don't matter
if Alex got more resources,

we just got to be
bigger and better.

We'll figure that shit out.
I mean, for her, personally.

-You worried she gonna crash?


You good, girl?

Hey, so we just
want to make sure,...

What's "Abysm"?

A virus I'm writing.

-Why are you doing that?
-To knee-cap Guizer.

-Okay, that's not a good idea.

Yeah, well, if they knew about
ArakNet, they would do the same thing.

Okay, that's why
this is not going to work.

Stop. Listen.

Do you want me
to secure funding

or do you want to blow
this whole thing up?

In a year, there's gonna
be a new a Dark Net,

and it can be Guizer
or it can be ArakNet.

But this, what you are doing,
is just going to show our hand.

And it's gonna piss 'em off.

It's definitely
gonna piss them off.

They already own GenCoin,
if they own the Dark Web, too...

I know. We stay the course.
We just have to move quicker.

I'm gonna go to Wes
Chandler's island tomorrow.

I'm gonna secure that funding.

Ronald, keep getting
the user base up

so we have a strong foundation
for when we go global.

Local gangs sort of plateaud,
but I'm working on it.

What about you?
How is your team?

You said you need
someone else, right?

You need a cryptographer?
Do you have anyone in mind?

Yeah, well,
there's this one girl.

She's in NoCal.
I mean, she's the best I know.

She's unparalleled.
Do you know her personally?

Yeah. If we're
gonna beat Guizer,

she's the only person
I'd trust with the cipher.

Okay. Probably won't be long
before Guizer goes live.

Let's get you on a plane.

Ladies and gentlemen,
we have begun our descent

into San Francisco.

Flight attendants,
prepare for landing.

Yeah, I was wondering
if you got any folks in ATL

who might be interested
in this kind of thing.

Hey, Nick, it's Wes.

My guy's gonna get you
at 10:30 a.m.,

take your out to the island so
we can chop it up about ArakNet.

Nah, man.

I tried, but it ain't easy gettin' 'em
jits to trust in computer shit. Feel me?

-This is it?
-This is it.

Is someone
gonna get me or...



Hi. Does Wes live here?


Okay, I'm Nick.
I'm a friend of his.

Didn't say anyone was coming.

Well, is he here?

You wanna help me
wash these?

Yeah, okay.

Are you expecting him
back today at all?

Who knows.

I'm Nick, by the way.
I'm Mara.

You're his...

I'm his daughter.

Break off the leaf
and scrub the dirt.

Yeah, sure.

Simple enough.

So then, we'll be
getting return none.

And as you'll notice,
none is a special value.

It behaves in a really odd way

because what none tells us is that
there is, of course, no value

coming back
from the computation.

Yeah, excuse me. Isn't the "D"
supposed to be in lowercase?

Yeah, you're right.

Sorry, guys.
Not enough coffee today,

or, you know, too much.


None tells us that there is no value
coming back from the interpreter,

which is really weird, right?

So what's happening next...

Didn't know how else
to find you, so...

What, you couldn't
just call me?

Would you
have answered?

What are you doing?
What are you doing back?



Look, Stella, I...

really need you to know
that I'm sorry I bailed.

And that's it?

Yeah. -Izz, I haven't
seen you or heard from you

in, what, four years.

I know what I did
was wrong, and...

Just don't know
what to say.

I felt shitty. I...

I was scared, Stella.

Yeah, that's great
to know, then.

Clears all of that up.

Look, I'm sure you're real busy with
your business so I'm gonna go. Okay?

Wait, Stella.

Maybe we can grab a coffee
or a beer?

I have office hours.

Hey, you know
what to do.

Hey, so...

So I think your dad
blew me off.

He didn't.

No? Did you talk to him?


Look, my dad can be a monster, but
he's literally incapable of lying,

so if he said that he'll
show, then he will.

But I can call him, though,

Unless you want
to stay for dinner.

So, is this
like your weekend place?

I mostly live here.

That's really nice.

My dad runs
his business out here

and I help him out
with marketing and PR stuff.

Must be pretty
isolating, though?


I mean...
I get it.

I can see
getting really used to it.

And this chicken,
by the way...


You're good.

-We raise everything here.
-Yeah, you can tell.

It's pretty fresh,
you know. Very fresh.

I was there
when he hatched.

From just a little egg.

His name was Meryl.

He was a cool dude. Really
wise soul, you know.

But I'm glad that
you're eating him

because, I think, Meryl
would have liked you.

I mean...

I'm just fucking
with you, dude.

Yeah, no,
his name was Fred.

It tastes
like a Fred.



-How'd you sleep?
-Great. Great.

It's very quiet here.
It sure is.

There's coffee.

I was, beginning to think
you weren't gonna show.

Have you met
my little girl?

I did. Yes.

Did you fuck her?


I said...
Did you fuck her?


Why not?

-I, you know...
-I mean...

It's okay if you have.

I'm just making conversation.

Well, I didn't, so...

Hey, yo, Touie. You
hear Ricky getting out?

Yeah. Nigga got right quick.

Want to be out here
with the big dogs.

Tired of being
up in that pen.

Yo! Look, here they come.

Hey, how you doin'?
What's up? What's up?

That Rachelle, though.

Girl got her eyes
on you, nigga?


I'm just saying. Ever since word
start getting out about you.

-What word?
-Come on, Touie.

Oskar and Jey-Jey.

I feel you on that.

Shit wouldn't be easy for me
to talk about neither.

Homeboy try to get me kill my
family, I'd murk them fools, too.

Ain't nothin'
to talk about, man.

Yeah, that's cool and
all, Touie, but, yo,

you should know something.

Things niggas out here
feel you on that.

All right?

Everybody know don't nobody
fuck with the Dacey fam.

Yo. 'Cause the Daceys
got principles. Am I right?

You're like a legend, my man.

A motherfuckin' legend.

So when girls like Rachelle lookin'
at you all smilin' and shit,

don't be actin' so goddamned
surprised, Touie.

Be a man.

Be slaying
these bitches, boy.

Come on, now.

what's her name, then?



Okay, real Haitian.

All right, now,
we're talkin'.

Ain't like it's a thing,
you know, so...

Yeah, but she feelin' you,
though, right?

I don't know.
Damon thinks so.

Yeah, that kid's an idiot.

Probably right,
she's feelin' you.


You blushing.

No, man.

What the shit?

Stay right here.

Are you trippin', bruh?

Nah, bruh. I'm just out here
trying to make a living.

That's all.

Yeah, we called this block off.
You know that.

You called it off, bruh.

Ain't we putting
stacks down on ArakNet?

This is just a little
something extra then.

Shit, nigga!

Man. Just a little
extra guap out here.

For sure.

Take it to the strip club,
throw it up, throw it up.

Real fine.


You know
what I'm saying, right?

It's sad is what it is.

Needing all this to feel hard.

Needing to be out here with
these jits looking up to you

'cause you got all them stacks.

Needing these young girls
to look at you

'cause you got
all them packs.

You let me know how that feel when
you sucking a dick in the clink.

Yo, better be hard inside
than a mark-ass bitch out here.

What's up?
What's up?

Y'all get the fuck
out of here.

You good?

I brought your dad
here, a time or two.

-He actually...

He helped me move the money
to make this purchase, actually.

No kidding.


Listen, I'd love to talk to you
about ArakNet when you're...


Yeah, sure.

Got my laptop at the house.

Got a... Got a whole
presentation for you.

Sounds good.

There you go.

There you go.

Where'd you learn
how to cook?

My mom.
She's a chef.

God, that
must've been nice.

Never around.

Putting in 14-hour day.

She'd come home
after I was already in bed.

Came in every night, though.
Thought I was asleep.

Kissed me on the forehead.

I could smell the garlic
all over her hands.

That was my memory of her.



I think it's gonna be
a pass for me.

Are you serious?

I mean, we... We barely
started talking about it.

No, no, I know enough.

Yeah, but I have a whole
presentation you haven't seen.


It's you.

What does that mean?

You're not ready to spearhead
something of this magnitude.

You know, back in college,

we had this friend
named Hagadorn, right?

He's a real jokey
son of a bitch.

Love to get a rise
out of you.

So, anyway, one day
we're at the mess hall,

and we're eating
tater tots.

Stuffing our faces
like wild animals

because, well, we didn't have
the cash for anything else.

And Hagadorn,
moron that he is,

reaches over and grabs
one off my plate.

Now, I know he's trying to
get a rise out of me, right?

So I keep my mouth shut.

And then, he does it again.

Takes another one
right off my plate.

So I pick up a fork, I look
in his eyes, and I say,

you son of a bitch,

if you do that one more time,
I'm gonna take this fork,

and I'm gonna put it right
through your fucking hand."

And Haggy,
the stupid piece of shit,

he thinks I'm joking, right?

He's laughing. He's spewing
food out of his mouth, right?

He reaches over and
he takes another one.

Went right through these
two bones right here.

Nailed it.

Right through the table.

So you want
to work with people

who stab other people
with kitchen utensils?

Now, the point is,

it turns out Haggy and me
are best friends... to this day.

You wanna know why?

Because I owned him.

I mean, we kid about
the hand, you know.

Even though the son of a bitch

can't even make
his fist anymore,

we joke about that.

But the fact of the matter is,
whenever he looks in my eyes,

he knows he's looking at somebody
who's gonna go all the way.

So he'd rather stand behind
me than across from me.


you've grown into an
impressive young man, Nick.

I mean, you're smart, you're
caring, you're motivated.

And believe it or not, your
father was really proud of you.

But when I look in your eyes...

all I see is a scared kid
who stays in his room

while me and his old man
were out back smoking stoogies

because the smell
made him nauseous.

Wait. Izzy Morales?


Look, this is for you.

-I'll take one.

Thank you. I didn't
even know you were...

Stella invited me.

I'm in town for a
little business gig.

-That's amazing.

Man, it is so good
to see you. I mean...

by the way.

Keri and I, we were watching
Today a couple of months ago,

and we saw GenCoin.

It was just like, "

Suddenly it's real, you know?

Like, the thing that Izzy was
working on way back then.

-Good. Yeah.

-I'm gonna go pee.
-Okay. All right.

-It was nice seeing you.
-Okay. I'll be... I'll be here.


Shit! Izzy!


Did you move back? -No, I'm just...
I'm just visiting.

I mean, I just figured
'cause of the GenCoin stuff.

That's like...
That's your GenCoin, right?

The one that you were...

Dude! So, congrats. Like,
you invented a currency

and you sold it to Alex Bell.
That's gangsta.

Do they mention your name
in any of the articles?

Is that like... Yeah, it's
because he stole it from me,

and then he cut me
the fuck out of it.

And then, I was homeless
for three months.

Super fucking rad story.

You look great, kid.
I'm sorry.

Jing-Sheng bought in
for 10,000,

Kostya doubled that,

and then everyone else took their
cocks out and started measuring.

Amazon, Samsung,

With this much
brand trust,

GenCoin will be more popular than
Bitcoin by the end of the month.


Are you re-authoring
Nico's patch?


Because it's slow.

So you just...

unilaterally decided to change
the company's software

without asking me
or the board.

I did. Yeah.

It's my company, right?

My face.

Do you remember
when we first met?

You knew who my uncle was...

and yet, you still
said yes to the offer.


Because after two
very public flops,

you knew we were your only
chance for any kind of funding.

You knew we were
the only thing

standing between you
and a Starbucks apron.

But do you know why
I made you that offer, Alex?

I'll tell you one thing,
it wasn't because of this.

-Shit, man.

Don't be cheatin', dawg.
Look at that shit.

You cheating, bro.
Boom, boy!

That's all skill, bro.
That's all skill.

Man, who next?
Touie, it's you, man.

No, I'm straight.

Man, what is this Mr. Robot
shit you've been on, dude?

Man, for real. You've been
on this shit all week.

You haven't said shit.

You should be out there
slaying them bitches

since they all know
your name now, dawg.

Hey, that's what's up, man. You going to
that party with us tonight at Dorsett's?

I don't know.

What you mean you don't know?
Your girl gonna be there.

Hey, that's what's up, though.
You gotta go.

Yo, Rachelle, yo,
she gonna be there.

It's time to slay that tight
puss, puss, puss, bruh.


I see your dick getting
hard out there, Touie.

I see you, bro.
I see you.

You just be ready
tonight, man.

Nick. Hey.

Hey. -Hey, man,
I'm really sorry.

My dad can be a total dick.

It's all right.

No, I...
I mean...

ArakNet, I think
it's really something.

Well, cool.
I appreciate that.

Well, I'd love to hear
more about it sometime.


What's your...

It's 7-8-6...


-Hey, that's you.
-That's me.

-Got it.

Take care.
Call me sometime.


I missed this.

Me, too.

Look at me.

I'm sorry.



She's a fiance now.


Yup. I bet your
folks are happy.

Yeah, you know them.


They're all over it.

I'm sure they are.

What's he like?

He's... He's nice.

-He's nice?

Is that why
you stuck around here?


Heard about the
Raytheon offer, in LA.

Yeah. I just...

I don't really wanna
do that work anymore.

Yeah, but you don't
have to do,

like, fuckin'
whatever military shit,

you can do
whatever you want.

Like, literally, you can do
whatever you want.

Stella, you've been the most in demand
coder since you were, like, 17.


Yeah, I just...
I don't know.

You know, I like researching
now and teaching.

Yeah? -Teaching's really
nice, it's fulfilling.


-I'm happy.

Well, you could come
work for me

and be really happy.

I'm serious.

So, my new startup,
it's called ArakNet.

It's an encrypted
anonymous network.

I mean, it's gonna replace Tor.

It's gonna be bigger,
it's gonna be better.

It'll be the new Dark Web.

Stel, I just need
a cryptographer.

I need the best one.
I need you.

The encryption
is a total pig fuck,

and I need a cipher that can
help make up some speed.

Babe... we can do this.

Where are you going, babe?


Don't what?
Stella, what's wrong?

Izzy, just don't.

Why are you getting dressed?


I want another truth, okay?

Did you come here
to recruit me?

You're a fucking user, Izzy.



-Leave me alone!

Hey, what's happening? -Hey, wait.
Hold on, hold on. Hold on, son.

Come here.

Is that my Gio?

Look, I'm sorry.

You smell like a man now.

Guess so.

You seeing that girl
or something?

She's gonna
be there tonight, so...

My boy.

What you gonna say to her?

I'm gonna say
"What up?"

I don't...
I don't know.

-You gonna say "What up"?


Come on, son,
you sharper than that.

If you want her to notice,
you got to get in here.

You walk right up to her,
you sit down.

You don't ask her. You sit down,
you say... What's her name?

-You say, "Hey, Rachelle.

I've been noticing you
noticing me.

And I like it."



Pap, no.

Nobody spit game like that
no more.

It's a different time,
all right?

And, you know, spitting game
make you sound...

Make you sound weak.

Doing what everybody else do,
that's what make you weak.

You want to be
like everybody else?

You're a Dacey, you ain't
like everybody else.

-All right.
-All right?

-Yeah, I mean, I'll try.
-All right.

You tell her you been noticing her
noticing you, and you like it.

Her face turn red, that
mean green, baby, you good.

We'll see.

It worked on your mama.

Home by 12:00, though.

All right, pap.

-I know you ready, Touie.
-Touie, I know you ready, man.

Hey, what's up, homie?

Hey, man, how you been?
What's up? What's up?

We in this bitch!

What's up, y'all? We got a
celebrity in the house!

Yo, yo, yo. There she is
right there, dawg.

Dang, Touie.
You got this, man.

Tonight, you become a man.
You become a man?

Hey, work her.

-What's up, Rachelle?
-What's up?


I've been noticing you,
noticing me,

for a minute now...

and I like it.

You... You mind
if I sit down for a sec?

Yeah, you can.

So, you been looking
at schools or anything?

Was thinking
about Dade Medical.

-No shit.

My mom did the nursing
thing for a bit.

Before she had me.

She liked it.

That's dope. So you
like helping people.

What about you?

I mean...

I've been kind of doing
this programming thing.

Like coding, learning
and all that shit.

So, still getting
into it, you know.

But it's chill.
That's dope.

But, like, once you learn how
to do it, you know, it's...

You kind of have... You kind
of have control and shit.

Because you could just make
programs and stuff?

No, I mean, with life.

You can get a job.

I mean, you can...

I mean, I'm getting... I'm
getting kinda faded and stuff.

Me, too.

Shit, nigga.

It's the prince of Little
Haiti, ain't that right?

-What's up, Blue?
-'Sup with it.

Hey, mama,
let me get a hit of that.

Good look, Blue.

Shit, y'all.

Yo, it's some wild ass times here
right now, though, ain't it?

Siting out here, like...

This is like the last proper house
left on the block, though, ain't it?

It's messed up, yo.

That's what I'm saying, bruh.

I mean, all this new guap
coming through, changing shit.

For sure.

For sure.
That's what's up.

Shit might have been
a little different though

if your daddy got up
off his lazy old ass

and made some moves,

Ain't that right?

He makin' moves.

I mean, we've been
on this Dark Net hustle

pulling down bills, you know?

Hey, man,
you should check it out.

All right.

I'm just saying though,
if Jey-Jey was still alive...

Yo, that nigga would be out here fuckin'
burning down these crackers' buildings.

You feel me?

That nigga would be
spraying cars and shit.

Jey-Jey wouldn't stand
for none of this shit.

Instead, we got your
bitch-ass daddy out here

trying to bring fancy shit
to the hood, nigga.

The fuck this shit look like?

The fuck you think this is?
Good times, Blue. All right?

Hey, you wanna go take
a walk or something like that?

-Let's go take that walk.

Hey, nigga.

Hey, nigga.

Hey, your bitch-ass daddy finishing
the whole hood, though, nigga.

-Hey, bruh, let's go.
-What you mean?

-Get up.
-Come on, let's go.

Hey, your bitch-ass daddy finishing
the whole hood, though, nigga.

-Everybody see that shit coming.
-Let's go, man.

-You hear me, nigga?

-You hear me, nigga?
-Yo, Touie, man!

Yo, Touie, man!
Where you going, dawg?

For real, zo?

You gonna let him do your
daddy like that? Your daddy?

Man, you gonna let him
diss him like that?

Touie. Motherfucker, you the
prince of Little Haiti, man.

That ain't no joke, man,
that's real talk, bruh.

You need to put the nigga
in his place.

-Let's go for a walk.
-It's just talk, D, all right?

It's just talk, D. He dissed your
daddy in front of everybody, man.

-Hey, you a bitch-ass, Dacey!
-Mark-ass, punk-ass bitch.

What I'm saying, bruh.

-Come on, nigga!
-Shut up.

Throw bones on that fool.

Fuck you trying
to do, nigga?

-Blue ain't shit, dawg.
-He attacked your hood.

Fuck you tryin'
to do, nigga?

-I got your back, nigga.
-Straight up.

-Come on, bitch.
-Get his ass, Touie.

Blue ain't shit, dawg.

Yo, yo, get him
off you, Touie.

Yo, get that nigga
off you, Touie.

Yeah, Touie.

-Okay, that's enough.
-That's enough.


Stop it.
Too late, Rachelle.

Get his ass, Touie!

Choke this nigga out, Touie.

Get him, Touie. Get
that nigga's ass. Yeah.

Get his ass, Touie.

-Hey, that's enough.
-That's enough.

-He shot him, man.

Yo, call somebody.
Call somebody!

Somebody call
somebody, man.

I told you
to stop him!

I didn't know
he was gonna shoot, Rachelle.

Call somebody.