Stumptown (2019–…): Season 1, Episode 14 - Til Dex Do Us Part - full transcript

Dex is hired to investigate a bride's fiancé after suspicions arise regarding the motives behind the hurried nuptials. Dex asks Hoffman for help with the case and discovers there's more to ...

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Previously on "Stumptown"...

Ansel likes cars.
He wants to drive.

Maybe he's sick of having people
drive him around all the time.

What's up?

Tookie, Grey left me
in charge. I need your help.

The meal I'm about
to prepare just for you.

Tacos chicharon.

"The mole was delicious
and well-prepared."

I'm in this crew.
We steal cars.

We didn't know that
the van had drugs in it.

Chaz's attorney is here.
He posted bail.



Thank you, Detective.

See you in court, Dad.

Please rise.

Gah! Oof!

Aah!

Grab her, grab her!

Hey!
Aah!

Zack and Jenna have chosen
to write their own vows.

Before you share them,
though,

I need to confirm
your intentions here today.

Do you, Jenna,
agree to take this man

Stop! Wait!

Stop! Don't do it!

Rip it off!



Okay.

Ta-da!
Ta-da!

Say hello
to your new kitchen!

Oh, I have a kitchen
without wheels.

You have a room

that does a cruel impersonation
of a kitchen.

It's a toy piano.

This is
a Viennese fortepiano,

and I will be
your Mozart.

The grease trap
smells funky.

The maestro's busy,
Victor!

I know
what you're thinking.

"Tookie,
the streets need you."

Oh, is that what I'm thinking?

That's why this is
the perfect solution.

I'm still mobile,

I'm still the king
of the street food scene.

But your bar can serve up
legit cuisine for once.

Okay.

I just
need to serve food

that's salty enough to
keep people drinking, Maestro.

That's it.

You hate it?

No, I don't hate it,
Ansel.

It's just
it's a surprise, is all.

Alright.
Let's do this.

Why don't we try it out
for a week and see what happens?

Yes!
Victor, start up the grill!

Tacos for
my new partner.

I didn't say partner.
We're not partners.

Hey.
You could've warned me.

What? Come on.

I mean,
i-it's a no-brainer.

Now I get free tacos
with my free beer.

Hey, Dex, how 'bout
if I redecorated your house

when you weren't home?

Could you please?

I'm so sick
of my parents' old furniture.

Okay, what if
I traded in your car?

How dare you.

That Mustang is the soul
of this whole operation.

I know,
and this is my bar.

It's the only thing I've
ever had that's really mine.

Hello. Bad Alibi.

Yeah, she's, uh
she's right here.

For me?

For you.
Thank you.

Stumptown Investigations.
You got Dex.

Uh, yeah,
I'm free today.

Um, why don't you come down
to the Bad Alibi?

It's in
Fire! Fire!!

You said fire?!

Fire!
North

I'm I'm sorry.
What?

iAyuda!

iAyuda!

Actually,
I'll come to you.

iAyuda!

These are beautiful,
but I really don't care

what the guests expect
the cake to look like, Claire.

I mean, this bakery
makes a difference, okay?

They They give
formerly incarcerated people

culinary experience.

They give them a chance
to get back on their feet.

It's your wedding day,
Jenna.

If you want a convict cake,
I will get you a convict cake.

Thank you.

Hi.
Are you from the bakery?

Uh, Dex Parios,
private

Security consultant.

Yes.

Okay.

That seems a little
over the top, Claire,

even for you.

Sorry. She's always
trying to protect me.

Emphasis on the trying.

You asked me to plan
your big day. Let me handle it.

I really am
very grateful.
Ohh.

It's gonna be a perfect day.
I promise.

Okay. Well, um,
it's nice to meet you.

Mm-hmm.
Congratulations.

Thank you.

Hi.
Hello.

Claire Chesterfield.

Thanks so much
for driving out.

I love starting a case
with a lie.

No, uh, red flags there.

Ohh. My sister.

She is amazing.

Mm.

An "adopt every animal
at the shelter" type.

Oh.
Sounds like my brother.

Then you know
how vulnerable that makes her.

She's rushing
to the altar

because her fiancé
needs a green card.

Oh.
Well, that's not great.

Yeah. It's my fault.

I shouldn't have let us
drift apart.

We're from St. Louis,
but Jenna moved out here

a few years back
to get her master's,

and then she calls me
out of the blue

and says
she's getting married.

A lot of marriages
are trial runs.

You don't understand.

She won't ask
for a prenup.

The company board took a vote,
and they decided that

if she goes through
with the marriage,

she loses the shares
my parents left her.

Oh.

She walks away
from $125 million.

Oh.

Sorry.
That's okay.

So, the the sod business
has done well for you all.

I won't let my sister
ruin her life,

not without knowing who
she's throwing it all away for.

So you want me
to look into the groom.

Someone has to.

Jenna's too sweet
to look closely,

and she doesn't even know
his given name.

I'm sorry?

Yeah, he fancies himself
some sort of an artist,

uses a pseudonym
Zack Knight.

What kind of artist?

And we're done.

So, no hot tubs
for a week.

Sleep on your belly
for a month.

And if it goes
the bad kind of crusty, call me.

Yeah.

Zack Knight?

I'm your 4:00.

Password?

Irezumi?

Am I saying that right?

Hey.
Hey.

Appointments and passwords.

You are a, uh, tricky man
to see, Mr. Knight.

Zack.
Dex.

Nice to meet you.
You, too.

I could give you
the spiel

customer privacy,
the sanctity of solitude.

Honestly, speakeasy vibe
lets me charge more.

Ah.
Don't forget
to keep that covered up.

What can I do for you?

Uh, I'm thinking about
getting a tattoo.

Excellent.
Mm-hmm.

Otherwise,
this would be awkward.

Yeah.
Yeah.

Yes, it would.

What kind?

Uh, a blackbird perched,
you know,

sort of right here
on my shoulder.

Okay.

Why a blackbird?

I'll answer that question
if you answer one of mine first.

That's a bold new paradigm
in customer relations.

Oh.
Go on, then.

Zack Knight
is that your real name?

How did you s-say
you found me, again?

A friend of a friend.

Mm.

Designs start at
two grand.

Guess the whole speakeasy vibe
is really working for you.

Yeah.

Price is a problem
for you?

No, not if I get
what I pay for.

That your helmet?
Yeah. It is.

Why a blackbird?

You know,
I actually have this thing

that I need
to go and do now.

But, um,
are you around tomorrow?

Yeah, I am.

But if you walk out that door,
you won't come back.

Uh, maybe
I'll surprise you.

Bye.

Needs more paprika.

No. No.
No-no, no, no.

Uh, just a dash more.
No. A dash?

No. I will concede a pinch,
alright? But a dash? No.

Every Sunday
with this, Mom?

Relinquish the paprika,
Lionel.

Hey, he's home

Give me that.

There you go.
Just stir that up.

Yeah,
it's ruined now.

Just taste it.

You're welcome.

So, um...

...when are we gonna discuss
your conflict of interest?

With paprika?

No, with representing
a suspect that I arrested.

Suspect you arrested.

Sweetheart, how did we end up
with this son?

Oh, neither of you want me
to answer that question.

Listen, uh...

I worked on that case
for weeks, Dad.

It's my CI.
It's my arrest, alright?

I took 20 kilos of heroin
off the street.

It's a blatant conflict
for you to represent Chaz.

An associate
is gonna argue the case.

With you puppeteering
from the sidelines.

Charles' father is a friend
from the club, Miles.

He asked for my help.

So it's okay
for you to take on the rich punk

but leave his boys behind?

Funny you didn't seem
to mind so much

when I did that for you.

I was 17 years old.

You were a punk kid
who thought he was invincible.

Yeah, but there's a difference
between selling a little weed

and stealing cars and dealing
heroin, and you know that.

Alright.

This is new
for all of us,

the two of you
opposing each other on a case.

Dad's the one
who chose

Do not let this ruin
family brunch.

Now, Mama hungry.

Let's eat.
Alright.

Here you go.
My mother's secret recipe.

There you go.

Buen provecho.

What's...

It's been like this
all afternoon.

We're the most popular thing to
hit Portland since legalization.

Ah, I love a story
with a happy ending.

No, Dex,
a happy beginning.

Hey, Dex,
why don't you ask me

how many free waters
I poured today?

Ooh.
Guessing a lot.

We've gone through
enough glasses

I'm gonna have to hire
a second dishwasher.

This was
a terrible idea.

Well, you said you'd give it
a week, right?

Yeah.

Ooh, I got
Zack Knight's real name.

It's Scott Thompson.
Boring.

I can see
why he changed it.

Nobody's gonna pay two grand
to have a soccer dad ink them.

Okay, what are you up to,
Scotty?

Good talk.

Sorry.

Well, that's one reason
to stop a wedding.

Yeah, I remember this case
Dahlia Montgomery,

killed in a hit-and-run
just over a year ago.

Well, the mother was convinced
that the fiancé did it,

this guy
named Scott Thompson.

As a tattoo artist,
he's known as Zack Knight.

Yeah, we we brought him in,
put him through the wringer,

but the treads on the scene
matched a Mercedes G-Wagen,

and Scott Thompson rides
a motorcycle.

Yeah, but he could've
hired someone.

If he did,
he covered his tracks.

Did you like him
for it?

He had motive, and, you know,
Dahlia's family was from money,

and, according to the mother,
he was furious

after she rejected
his proposals.

Well, he has a type.
His new fiancée's
loaded, as well.

Look, the the truth is,
9 times out of 10,

hit-and-runs are done
by a total stranger.

That's why they're
the toughest cases to close.

Detective Hoffman.

DDA Valerie Kasra,
Dex Parios.

Dex is an investigator
and friend of the department.

Yes, I've seen your name
on my evidence list.

You do very good work.

Got a card?

Oh. Yes, I do.

Um Oh. Uh...

Sorry. Um...
That's alright.

Yeah.

Ah.

Uh, I just I
This is my only one.

You can take a...picture.

Uh...

Uh, you know what?
Take this.

That's a coaster.

Yeah, from a bar
that I use as my office.

Okay. Thank you.

See you.

So, judge ruled against us
on conflict of interest.

Your father's firm
can represent Chaz,

so long as he's not the one
speaking in court.

He's still gonna be the one
calling the shots.

Oh, I'm aware.

This is not my first go
against your father.

So we better
be ready for him.

Alright. Let me
run you through the case.

Oh, and we should probably
get ahead on juicing limes.

My tacos are for sure
upping the margarita orders.

We don't need limes.

No. Tell me you do not serve
that sugar swill.

The people deserve better.

Partner. We got to up
your margarita game.

Ansel, go pick us up
6 pounds of limes.

No, Ansel, stay here.
Prep the bar like you always do.

The mix does taste bad.

Well,
that's 'cause it's cheap.

But this is
a beer and whiskey bar, okay?

And I've learned,
as the owner,

if you have too many
fresh ingredients,
they end up spoiling.

I'm all for cutting costs,
but let's not compromise taste.

Fill the Belvedere with Tito's
and the Grey Goose with Stoli.

Well, that's illegal.
Right up your alley,
Stripes.

Look, we need
a company brainstorming sesh.

When this mind starts...
ticking,

you never know
what gems will come from it.

Great. Let's do it a little bit
later. I got some work to do.

What's his usual timing
on later?

5 minutes? 20?
An hour?

I'll give him an hour.

You came back.

Yeah, surprised?
Happily.

Most people who walk out
lose their nerve.

Well, I almost did.

I've never been able
to pull a trigger on a tattoo,

which is weird
because I'm a Marine.

That is weird.

Ever feel like
you missed your window,

where something
wouldn't be a big deal at first

and as time goes by, the more
it feels like a big deal?

Yeah.

My ma
gave me a watch once,

and I-I broke it
within a week.

I should've just told her
right away.

Now I have to keep
making up elaborate excuses

as to why
I'm never wearing it.

Yeah, exactly.

Mm.

Why don't I sketch up
this blackbird,

see if it matches
what's in your imagination?

Sure.
Okay.

That sounds great.
Thanks.

So, when did you serve?

Uh, 12 years ago.

What'd you do?

Intelligence mostly,
interrogations.

It's not
what people think it is.

Do your job,

you're you're never
looking for answers.

You're You're looking
for confirmation.

Yeah?
Yeah.

Personally, I-I like
to get people calm,

have them underestimate me,
and then surprise them.

It's hard for people to lie
when they're on the spot.

For instance, did you kill
Dahlia Montgomery?

What is this?

Dahlia came from money.

Marrying her
would've set you up nicely.

But Dahlia refused
to marry you.

Isn't that right?

I don't know what your game is,
but I'm not playing.

Did you kill her, Scott?

Did you?

Yeah.

Yeah, I...

I did.

We had a fight
about curtains.

Dahlia wanted
these expensive designer ones,

and I just thought it was
to impress her mom, you know?

And it just spiraled.

One minute,
we're talking about curtains,

and then she's screaming at me,
and then I just

I said all these terrible things
about her family

about wealth,
how it can ruin people.

She saw red,
said she needed space, and...

I should have never
let her get in the car.

If she hadn't been on the road
that night...

I'm the reason
that Dahlia's dead.

Moved on pretty fast,
yeah?

Didn't mean to.

Jenna and I met
when we were both vulnerable.

Just happened.

I wanted
to take it slow.

Your green card.

I was willing to move back
to Dublin, try long distance,

but Jenna wanted
to start our lives together.

So she proposed.

I said yes.

Maybe I shouldn't have.

Um...

I work for Jenna's family.

They wanted to know
who she was marrying.

You gonna tell them?

That you blame yourself
for a...

tragic accident?

I put her on the road.

Got another glass?

Let me just say
that our client, Charles,

is the true victim
in this case.

And we will prove
that the Portland Police Bureau

had a vendetta
against this young man.

Oh, here we go.

And when they failed
to garner the evidence,

they falsified it.

They manipulated witnesses.

The police broke the law here,
ladies and gentlemen,

not this young man.

Ugh.
He's grandstanding.

None of this will hold up
in court.

Yeah,
it doesn't have to.

He's trying the case
in the media.

Straight out of
the Lionel Hoffman playbook.

I thought my dad
was a jackass.

Well...
So, tell me.

Why a blackbird?

Oh, no.

I wasn't
I wasn't being serious.

That was a part
of my...very clever ruse.

But you could've said anything,
and you said a blackbird.

Uh, okay, um...

I got thrown out of a punk show,
and he caught me.

He was very funny.

He would, um...

He would meet a stranger,
cold,

and they would be laughing
hysterically within minutes,

like deep "known you
my whole life" belly laughs.

Everyone wanted to be
Benjamin Blackbird's friend.

But you got him.

Yeah, I did.

I did.

Now he's gone.

Yeah.

I could've stopped it.

Uh...

I had a ch

There was a choice
that I...

I had a chance
to stop it, you know?

Yeah. Yeah, yeah.

A dahlia.

Mm-hmm.
It's nice.

I think
you should get a tattoo.

It's cathartic
the pain.

It's cleansing.

Yeah, and then
you're walking around

with the memory
of a corpse

etched on your body,
I mean, forever.

It's gonna be there no matter
if you can see it or not.

Right?

How do you do it?

Do what?

Move on,
try to try again.

How do you d
How do you do that?

It helps to meet somebody
who who gets it.

Jenna lost her husband a few
months before I lost Dahlia.

Oh.

She knows
how hard it is.

Please don't tell me
you stopped checking your phone

two days
before our wedding.

I've been
texting you.

So sorry.

Totally lost track.

Sorry.

The security consultant?

Hey. Hi. It

What's going on here,
Zack?

Nothing. Nothing.

Uh, security thing.

I just had to ask your fiancé
just a couple of questions.

With whiskey?

Yeah, that's that's my fault.
I took it out.

Come join us.

Uh, one year sober,
but thanks.

Ah. I see.

I'm gonna...
get out of your hair.

Congratulations
to you both.

I'm sorry.

No. No worries.
I'm sorry.

I'm so on edge
these days.

It's like, the closer we get
to our big day,

I-I keep on thinking
that something's gonna ruin it

and just
I want to be married already.

Hey.

Hell, if I'd known
you were coming,

I'd have ordered
for you.
It's my case.

And when you say those things
about the investigation,

you're saying them
about me.

Only you think that, son.

You know it's all smoke.

You know, you know you can't
substantiate any of it.

You just hope people
look at the fire long enough

to forget
that your client is guilty.

I see you do remember
some of what I taught you.

You know what? Just tell
Mom I'm not gonna make
it to brunch this week.

Okay,
now who's being personal?

You crossed that line
when you took on this case.

I never
wanted to be sitting

on opposite sides of the table
from you.

You know that.

You know, maybe it's time
you come to work for me.

Hmm?

We lost our investigator
last week,

so we have an opening.

Don't say no.

Alright, don't say anything
while your anger is so hot.

But I want you
to think about it.

I mean,
we could start you off

at three times
what you're making now

company car,
vacation time.

And you would not have to live
in that small apartment forever.

Alright, you are, um...
still delusional

if you think I'm gonna accept
an offer like that

after what you did
tonight.

What I did
bought my client his freedom.

I got a call from the
D.A.'s office about an hour ago.

They want to deal.

No.
Kasra would never fold.

Kasra's not
calling the shots.

And there's nothing
the D.A. likes less
than a media headache.

So why don't you sit down,
son, relax,

congratulate your old man,
and have a drink with him, huh?

M

You can relax now, Dex.

Buddy, I'm relaxed.

You're a natural.

Oh, okay, okay.

Good job.
Good job out there.

Can't believe
Ansel's learning to drive.

That's the most stressful
10 minutes of my life, okay?

Well, you're not making it
easy on him.

Can't imagine learning on
that death trap you call a car.

Okay. Alright.

Where's Grey?

In his office.

He said
he got a bunch of work to do,

but, honestly, I know
what a video game sounds like.

I'm hip.

Grey is, uh...

Regretting this partnership?

Honestly, Tookie,
I don't know why you're not.

What What happened to, uh,
"The streets need me"?

I'm getting older.
Mm.

It's time I do something
more legitimate.

You sound like Laura.

Yeah, well,
she's my wife.

You know,
you don't have to, um,

change yourself
to impress someone else.

Why not? She did.

She turned
her whole life around.

I've never seen her
happier.

I love her, Dex.

I don't want
to be left behind.

Oh. Hey. Claire.

I was just heading out
to update you.

Well, it's no use.
Jenna knows.

She put it together
when she saw you with Zack.

She came at me hard
this morning, and...

I caved.

I've never been any good
at lying to my sister.

Mm. Siblings see through us.

Yeah.

Anyway,
she lost her mind on me.

She's determined
to marry that man

no matter
what you dig up.

So, this should cover
your time spent.

Thank you.

Uh, for what it's worth,
I didn't find anything.

I think that Zack and Jenna
will be really happy together.

Well,
I pray you're right.

You know, it's so funny.

Most little girls
dream of their own wedding...

...but I always
dreamt of Jenna's.

I just really want her to have
the fairy tale she deserves.

Ah, especially
after the last one.

Hmm? What last one?

Uh, uh, well,
Jenna was married before.

Right?

No.
Why would you think that?

I don't know.

I must be thinking
of another case.

What happened?

Your dad
made me sign an NDA.

He finds out I talked, they can
pull my investigator's license.

How long
we known each other?

I wasn't the only one
who was unhappy,

but I was the only one
who complained.

I told HR
I wanted to file a report,

and the next day,
they fired me.

What kind of complaints?

You know your dad
once chucked a stapler
at an assistant's head?

You see that happen?

No.

I can get her to talk
if you keep her name out of it.

I'd love to hear anyone's
complaints about my father.

As I suspected.

We need to talk.

Did you just walk into my office
without knocking?

You never listen to me.
You're distant.

You pay no attention
to my ideas.

I'm an ideas guy, Grey.
I'm trying to make you money.

What are you looking at?

Are you looking
at the gun?

I'm not
looking at the gun.
Are you thinking
of shooting me?

No, I'm not
thinking of shooting you.

Tookie, it's an heirloom
from my grandfather.

It's not a big deal.

But I'll tell you
what is a big deal

you barging into my office
without knocking.

You're playing video games,
Stripes!
It doesn't matter!

That's the beauty
of owning your own business.

Look, if this partnership's
gonna work

Partnership?

This is not a partnership,
Tookie!

I let you park your truck
outside of my bar,

and I don't
charge you rent.

You think
you're doing me the favor?

Your chef quit.
You're drowning in bad reviews.

I'm doing the favor here.

Well,
I didn't ask you to come.

Well.

If that's how you feel.

It's not how I feel.
It's the truth.

I didn't ask you to come,
and I don't want you here.

Okay.

Alright.
W-What I'm trying
to say is,

let's just...
finish this trial week

and have a conversation
Yeah, yeah, you know what?
I'm done here, okay?

Tookie does not
need favors ever!

This is
how we like it, huh?

Quiet. Peaceful.
Intimate.

Am I right?

Why did you hire me?

Why did I hire you?

'Cause you're a hard worker,

you're you're smart,
you're good at this.

Tookie is a hard worker.

He's smart.
He's good at this.

Okay, take it easy.

I didn't fire Tookie.

Have you looked
at our PNLs?

PNLs? Since when are you
interested in our financials?

Just look at them.

Don't start worrying
about our numbers.

Alright. Fine.
You know what?

We sold a few extra cocktails
in the last couple days.

So what? It's a fad.
We're good.

Dude.

When you bringing
those tacos back?

Et tu, Denny?

Thought you had bridge
on Thursday night.

What Ow!

Miles Hoffman,
what have you done?

I told the truth.

You ran with unfounded rumors
to the media.

That investigator
you talked to Adam

he was fired
for drinking on the job.

Of course he has a vendetta
against your father!

The employees who spoke out
were anonymous.

Exactly.

You let that reporter
print slander

that could've
cost people their jobs,

cost your father
his practice.

Got to fight fire
with fire, Ma.

Oh, is that
how it works, huh?

You hate your father's methods,
so you imitate them?

At least I'm on
the right side of justice.

No.

You do not get to claim
moral high ground here.

Can you look me in my eye

and tell me that every officer
in your department is honest,

that nobody has ever
looked the other way

or broken procedure
or massaged the evidence ever?

You and your father
are two sides of the same coin.

He never should've
taken this case.

On that, we agree.

Your father
is a mountain of a man,

a hero to everyone
who works with him.

Everyone except his sons.

Miles.

Your father loves you.

And all he ever wanted
was your respect.

Hey.
Hey.

It must be bad
if you came all the way here.

Tookie left.

Yeah. I know.
Ansel called.

That is
what you wanted, right?

Eh...

I don't know.

Maybe it's possible
I was being a bit of an ass.

Well...
you don't like change.

No, it's not that.

It's just, this bar is the only
legitimate thing I've ever done,

and then
Tookie was making me wonder

if maybe I hadn't
done it so well, you know?

Yeah, but you have had
a lot on your plate lately.

Yeah, but...

I don't know. Part of me
wanted it that way.

You know, I didn't have to jump
every time Hoffman called,

but I did right away.

And I keep saying
how much I love The Bad Alibi

and it's my dream,

but if I'm being
totally honest,

I've always had
one foot out the door there.

Uh...well, listen.

If you If you want
Tookie back, just talk to him.

He's so weird.

He's a little weird.

I thought your, uh, case
was closed.

What are you doing?
Uh, it was.

This woman who's involved
in the investigation, she, um

she told her fiancé
that she lost her first husband,

but I've checked
all the records,

and she's never
been married before.

Well, people lie.

Yes.
Yes, they do.

I-I just kn
I know how hard it is to

to pick up
and and move on.

You know, he thinks
he's marrying someone

who understands his grief.

Uh, I'm deep
in her social photos,

and I'm
I'm not seeing any romance.

Mm.

Holy hell.
Hmm?

Scales balanced back
in our direction last night

with that exposé.

No one cares about
the posturing of a man

who abuses his underlings.

Mm. Lucky timing.

Very.

Well,
this should be fun.

I love going in
with a winning hand.

Hey.

Um, you remember
that hit-and-run case

from last year
Dahlia Montgomery?

My case? The one
we talked about two days ago?

I don't have Alzheimer's.

Yes, okay.

Well, you said that
the tire tracks on the scene

match a G-Wagen, right?

Yeah.

Okay.
Check this out.

Okay, so, this is Zack Knight's
current fiancée in a G-Wagen

that she hasn't driven
since Dahlia's accident.

She's let
the registration lapse.

There's no bill of sale
nothing.

But she did buy
a brand-new car

three days later.

I-I know it's not much
on its own,

but this is
a wealthy socialite

who is partying every night
and photographing it,

and then
she just stopped.

She She gets clean

immediately
after Dahlia's death.

Circumstantial at best.

Enough to bring her in?

Sure, but I don't see
what good it would do.

Rich kids
always lawyer up quick.

I could try
for a search warrant

on the off chance
she still has the car.

Yeah,
but that's not likely.
No. No.

If she has
any sense at all,

she sold it for parts
or drowned it in Hagg Lake.

So we need a confession.

I told you.

Rich people, lawyers.

Well, that's only a problem
if a cop is asking the question.

Dex.

You're not a cop.

You don't have to read
Miranda rights.

No.
No, I do not.

Got to say,
I'm surprised you own a dress.

Not my choice
bridesmaid.

What, you
you got married friends?

I had one once.

Listen,
I'm not gonna lie

this is gonna be a bit of
a high-wire act, alright?
Mm-hmm.

You got about 20 minutes
before the ceremony starts.

And you need to be discreet
enough so not to tip her off.

But there has to be
witnesses.

Yeah, I get it.
You've told me a hundred times.

It's the only way the confession
will hold up in court, okay?

Well, she's gonna be
in the bridal suite,

getting ready
with all of her bridesmaids.

That should work,
right?

Sure, if you think
you can get her

to confess to a crime
she already got away with...

in front of
her closest friends...

on her wedding day.

I can be very persuasive.

Yeah, you strike me
as more of an acquired taste.

Fair.
Fair.

Here.

Ooh. What's that?

A second mic?
A backup battery or something?

It's lipstick, Dex.

It's a wedding.

Right.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.
What are you doing here, ma'am?

Hey. Uh, Jenna told me
to meet her in the bridal suite.

I'm one of her closest friends
from St. Louis.

Sorry. Check-in's
at the front entrance.

Yeah,
but she's expecting me.
Go to
the front entrance.

Yeah, okay.

Sorry. Uh...

Dex, you close?

I'm almost
to the bridal suite.

Hoffman, I missed the window.
The wedding started.

That's okay.
Just Just pull out.

We'll We'll take
another run at her later.

I'm pretty sure
this is my last shot

at getting close
to this family.

Dex.

You said you needed
witnesses, right?

No. No, Dex.

Dex.

Do you, Jenna,
agree to take this man

Wait! Stop!

Don't do it!

Ms. Parios!

Uh...why don't we finish
this conversation outside?

No, Jenna,
you're in the program, right?

Doesn't it ask
for you to make amends?

What is going on here?
Claire?

Oh, yeah, uh,
just a small hiccup, my love.

The truth has a way
of coming out.

Zack deserves
to hear it from you.

This woman is insane!
Get her out.

Okay. No, look No.

He thinks that he is the reason
that Dahlia's dead, okay?

God! Let go of me!
Stop it!

He blames himself!

Get off!

Would you let
Do something!

Stop!
Everybody, stop!

Let her go.

Why does she think you know
something about Dahlia's death?

Because she was there.

Who do you think you are,

bursting in here,
making these insane accusations?

You can't protect me
from this, Claire.

Wh

I never should've
gotten in my car.

No.
No, stop talking.

My memories
are all a jumble.

I-I remember being out,
I remember dancing,

and then

and then there just suddenly
was glass everywhere.

There was just so much glass
and smoke, and

...and then I s-saw her.

I didn't know what to do.

I couldn't eat,
couldn't sleep.

I was just
so hollowed out.

And then I
then I met you, Zack.

And I-I never meant
to fall in love with you.

He needs
to hear you say it.

Is there a world
is...

Is there a way...

Is it possible that
you could learn to forgive me?

Never.

I didn't get her
to confess.
You got enough.

A hundred witnesses?
That tape will hold up in court.

Which is great armor
for when her fancy lawyers

start angling
for plea deals.

You want
to talk about it?

The feud
with your father?

Genuinely shocked
you watch the news.

Well,
as a card-carrying member

of the Worst Parents
in the World Club,

uh, booze helps.

I'm not so sure
he's the bad guy in this story.

Miles.

I did a thing.

I-I crossed a line
I never thought I'd cross.

Well,
you made a mistake.

I wouldn't know
what that feels like, um...

But you can learn
from it.

Is that what you do, Dex?

You just learn from it?

Do as I say,
not as I do.

See ya.
Alright.

Hey.

You get mine well-done?

It physically pained me
to order it that way,

but, uh but, yeah.

I'm, uh
I'm sorry, Dad.

What for?

I was behind
that article about you.

I know that, Miles.

And let me tell ya,

I've never been prouder,
son.

You saw what you perceived
to be injustice,

and you did
what you had to do.

It was cheap, Dad.
It was manipulative.

It worked.

You think I do what I do
for fun?

Yeah.

Yeah, well,
it's not not fun.

You know,
the ABA requires me

to do 50 hours of pro bono work
per year.

I do 50 hours per month.

And you know
how I can afford to do that?

By taking money from people
like Charles' father.

That's buying justice.

Yes, it is.

But it's funny how you think
the answer to injustice

is fewer people
getting second chances.

You change your mind about
coming to work for me, son,

that door
is always open.

Listen, if I were
to take you up on that offer,

I wouldn't waste the extra money
on a burnt steak.

Hey.
Tastes better that way.

And that's why
no one trusts lawyers.

Hey.

Two tacos especial,
one taco a la Cosgrove.

You're number 18,
my friend.

Thank you.
Next up.

Just a minute.

I'm not here to eat.

Yeah, I thought about doing
some kind of a grand gesture,

but, uh...

my idea guy left,
and I got nothin'.

Aww. He called you
his idea guy.

Stay out of this,
Victor!

Can we talk?

I do not forgive you.
Naturally.

I'm not a pushover.

I have too much self-respect
to just come crawling back.

As you should.

Things need to change.
I agree.

Stop yes-manning me.

I'm not y

I need you. I need
your passion and your ideas.

I need somebody behind the bar
I can trust.

You need a partner?

Let's not
put a label on it.

Deal.

Welcome back.
Bring it in.

What are we doing?

What?

Why are you so weird?
What are you talking about?

It just didn't call for
a face kiss.

It just didn't.
It's a friendly kiss.
I

Goodbye. Thank you.
See you at work.

We're done. Finished.

It's perfect.
Mm.

I thought you said
this was gonna hurt.

I'm kidding.
It was...miserable.

Well,
it's on the house.

What? No.

No, no, no, no, no.
I can't accept that.

Please. It's the least
I could do.

You, uh,
found Dahlia's killer,

stopped me from making
the biggest mistake of my life,

and, uh...well...

...you set me free
twice in one day, Dex.

Thanks.

Yeah.

You know, I wish we could've met
under different circumstances.

Yeah.

Maybe someday,
we will, hmm?

Until then, thank you.

Yes.

Before you ask,
I squeezed these limes myself.

No mix?

Thank God
for small mercies.

Hey,
this is to Ansel

the new assistant manager
of The Bad Alibi.

What?!

That idea
was all Grey's.

Yeah, buddy, look,
here's the truth.

You know
what's good for this bar

even more
than I know it myself.

And you deserve
the promotion.

To Ansel.
To Ansel.

Mmm!
Tookie,
it pains me to say,

but this is so much better
than the mix.

It is.
Hey, guys.

Wow. Thanks.
What are we celebrating?

This guy
right here.

No.

All of us.

Well,
cheers to all of us.