Walker (2021–…): Season 1, Episode 5 - Duke - full transcript

When his past unexpectedly collides with his present life, Walker is forced to resume his undercover identity to keep his family safe. Micki gets caught up in Walker's old case. August threatens to blow his father's cover.

Come on!

Hey! Come on!

You got this!
Come on!

All right!

King Kong up in here!

Nice job.
Yeah, baby.

I love it, Clint.

But I want you fresh
and limber for game day.

Gonna shovel prairie pancakes

the rest of your life, cowboy?

Best I can tell,
you've been at it months.

Yeah, well, they make you pay
your dues around here.

Besides, not all
of us can get that

fancy, honest banking work.

It is fancy. Not quite honest.

Seen you around.
Seems like you're a regular.

You could say so.

Been working up the courage
to introduce myself.

We're closed weekdays.

Even for friends of the circus.

Gives us time to practice
our tricks and charms.

Oh. You ride, then?

You could say so.

I got to tell you,

I think they're
keeping me sidelined

so I don't go embarrass, uh,
Donkey Kong over there!

What was that?

Oh, you did it now.

It's Duke.

If Duke has got the stones,
let's see if he can

beat your time, huh?

Let's make it interesting.

I don't want my saddle smelling
like horse stalls here.

You know, a lot of people

can ride a bull for eight seconds.

I say you either go big ten

or you go home.

What do you say, Dick?

It's Duke.

Hope you can count to 11.

Oh, uh, friendly tip?

Some riders like to squeeze their legs

right as the hooves come off the ground,

but I've been watching.

This Brahma's got a fresh cracked rib.

You're gonna have to fight the habit

and center of gravity some other way.

Thank you, Miss, uh...?

Twyla. Twyla Jean.

Come on, Dad,

it's our only bathroom.

And it's game day.

Just a sec, Stell!


You're just leaving?

Uh, James called.
Prison break over in Kyle.

Now we're stuck manhunting.

Hoping to catch this guy local.

You know how much I love
bunking up at whatever

crap motel they assign, so...

You're leaving town?
Trying to avoid it.

That would be a no for today, then.


Right, today. Game day.


Noon kickoff? I'll be there.

Yeah, unless he leaves town.

do me a favor.

August is grounded.

So I need you go to come back
after the game and watch him.

Watch me? And no,
I-I can't be grounded.

Ruby and I are on
assignment at the game.

She's picking me up soon.

You want to push me, after this?

It was boxed up for a reason.

Um, what is going on here?

Why don't you ask him?


August is just not to leave.

But now,
I got to go.

I'll see you at the game, okay?

Big game day. You amped, coach?


Man, you ever just wake up
on the right side of the bed?

I got up at 4:00 to review game film.

Synced up the playbook on the iPad.

I even got in a breezy run

before grabbing fresh cleats.

Hmm. So coaches wear cleats now?

Eh, always got to be ready.

You tell Walker
about my new gig?

Uh, no, but I'm sure he'll have
a hot take soon enough.

Hmm. You tell him he can take it up

with the new director
of sports medicine.

How did you convince
Sacred Heart that was a thing?

Same way I charmed you, I guess.

Oh, so you just showed up
and wouldn't leave?

I used to hop out of helos

and suture hot lead.

Assistant soccer coach
just didn't carry the vibe

I'm used to,
you know what I'm saying?

Hmm. Yeah,you might want to, um,

ice that chip on your shoulder,
Mr. Director.


Actually, uh, I did
one more thing this morning.

I looked into Vegas flights.

Okay.I was just...

you know, I mean, I-I know
you and your mom aren't great.

But maybe we get my mom off my back

and talk about a trip to see her?

She's been asking about the particulars.

That sounds serious.

It's not. She just thinks
that I don't give her

the particulars of my life,
which is a false narrative.

No, the, um,
m-meet the mother part.

Yeah, I-I knew this would be loaded.

Then why would you bring it up

when I was about to walk out the door?

Would there have ever been
a good time to bring it up?

You're talking to
Dr. Adriana Ramirez's daughter.

I'll let you when I find one.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, that...

was a really bad reaction,

and this is a big day for you.

Can we please talk about this later?


No eyes on this.

Keep the circle small,
and the lies honest.

Ramirez. Perfect.
In here, please.

This is...

Tessa Graves,
FBI San Antonio office.

A pleasure.

From what I hear,
you're the good partner.

The one without the DPS
isciplinary hearing coming up.

Micki, are you familiar with
Operation: Watch the Throne?

Yeah, it's Walker's undercover op.

I brushed past it once or twice.

The operation that somehow
took him ten months

to complete.
Out of a 92-person

traveling rodeo,
Walker was tasked to identify

who was connected
to the Rodeo Kings robbery crew.

He ID'd four individuals.

We got Clint West,
show horse.

Crystal West,
she's the wheelwoman.

Jaxon Davis, he broke his leg.

That was Walker's in. And...

Sweet, sweet, sweet Twyla Jean.

Huh, I know of a Crystal,

but not of a Twyla.

Hmm. Well,
your partner sure does.


Twyla worked the bank,

inside woman for the robberies.

Walker confirmed it, but then,

our A.D.A. got
a little trigger shy.

Meaning I wouldn't put
my brother on the stand,

blowing his identity and
putting his family in jeopardy.

On the last Rodeo Kings job,
300K mysteriously vanished.

Your MIA partner
was one of the last people

in proximity to it,
and, magically, has no idea

where it ended up.

Okay, Cap. We entertaining this?

Having Walker go under at all,

the state that he was in,
it was a mistake.

But once
he was there...

He went dark
for long stretches.

We have a wire
up on Ms. Jean's phone.

This morning,
Duke made contact with her.

In my estimation,

they're making a run
at the missing cash

before fleeing town.

And I intend

to ensure that doesn't happen.

Here. We're up
on the motel's CCTV feed.

See for yourself.

Okay, so,

has anyone, you know,

asked Walker his side of things?

His side? Uh, this woman

is in the town
where his family lives.

Where someone could make him at any moment,

and his kids would be at risk.

He's trying to get her out of Austin.

You know what,if he's gone back under,

it's as a last resort,
because Cordell hated

who he had to become as Duke.

Ugh, a sob story, I'm sure.

Okay, okay.
Of course to me, it always read

like a fine excuse for stalling.

And stealing,
come to think of it.

Okay, so, what? We're just gonna
twiddle our thumbs and hope

some grainy motel feed clears his name?

Or indicts him.

Why, you have an idea?

I've missed that aftershave.

Hey. Hey, hey, hey.

Okay, wait, wait, wait.
Wait, baby girl, baby girl.

Hey, wait, wait.


...we can't do this right now.

I'm fresh out on bail.
You know, and...

and seeing that dress...

...it breaks my heart
all over again,

but we can't be seen together.

It would be worse
for you than for me.

We got to walk out of here.


you texted me.

And, uh, if memory serves,
don't you have a bit

of a tab at the front desk first?

Okay, take this seriously.

I told them you were good for it.

On account of having
our missing 300K and all.

I ain't got it, Twyla.

Yeah, Duke, I think you do.

Well, then I don't know
what to tell you.

You walked out of there with Crystal.

Money falling out of both of y'all's hands,

it just vanished?

Okay, listen,
the bank did

an audit of the Rodeo King jobs.

Intel sharing agreement with the feds.

I don't know, maybe

I'm spooked, but I think
I got an FBI tail now.

Oh, you're good.

I need to get out of town.

And I am totally tapped out.

Then we're saying the same thing.

We both need to get out of town ASAP.

I've looked everywhere
for that money.

And then you reach out.

Last one to see it and all.

Please, Duke.

I need you.

I can't give you missing money.

that's still missing.

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.

Baby doll, baby doll, hey.

Look, we always think better

with whiskey and garlic bread,


Let's go.

We should be tripods down,
side-lined up soon.

Is everything okay?

Not my best day.

I found this.

Don't know how to explain it,

but I think it's
my dad's go box.

It's lighter than last time.
Hold up.

Is this about that picture?

Your dad with the woman?

She might be the excuse to do
what he wants to do anyway.

Which is?

Leave. Again.

He just got home.

Look, you don't know him.

All right, whenever he gets...


Last time he left
for almost a year.

And now he's lying to me, he
said he was on a case and bolted

this morning
and I think he's with her.

I'm just...

I'm just scared that he's not
coming back tonight.

He's your dad. But mine?

I'd want to give him
an earful on why he should stay.

How do you think you'll feel
if you don't even try?


Here we go.


That is-is not

the Litten's 18.

You remember when they hid the
Litten's from Clint at O'Sheas?

He thought it was overpriced.

So he put his piece down, said
keep pouring till it was empty.

O'Sheas was the spot.

were was the spot.

Oh, that reminds me. Uh...

Hey, bartender, we're
gonna need all the arancini

you got back there, yeah?

All right, so what else...?

Come on.

I thought about it.

I really did.

The first thing I'd say
when I heard from you.

Well, come to think of it,

I can't remember much of what you said

once you opened that door
and I saw your face.

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

That, that doesn't make any sense.

No one makes friends like that.

I mean, Clint robs you point blank,

and you follow him to a bar

to become friends?

What about you?

Why is it the only time
I've ever seen you happy

is when you're on top of a bull?

I, uh...

I lost someone.


my brother.

And, uh...

suddenly had to be anywhere but Tuscon.

He-he was my...

my best friend.

We rode circuits together.

And we, uh...

we wing-manned together.

I'm not trying to replace anyone, but...

you and that bull

are the only things that hold a candle.

It's every girl's dream...

to be compared to a
dead guy and a bull.

Come on.


We got company. Jaxon.

He's armed.
Headed straight for Duke.

Hang back,
let it play out.

Threat from behind.
I need to move.

Ramirez, you are to stand down.

I did not like
the shaggy hair on this one.

And I really didn't like

Miss Twyla Jean clearly having backup

in her back pocket.

But mostly I didn't want
y'all thinking Duke came

without backup of his own.

So why don't we all put
our piece on the table?

And get real upfront and honest
about what we're doing here.

And who might you be?


I'm an old buddy of Duke's.

Ooh, these are
for the table, right?


Pull it in!

Take a knee!

All right,
given this is his

first game, I throw it
over to Coach Barnett.

Okay, couple things.

First, I'm excited to be here
with you as we get this team

to nationals.

Second, my last job was

out of Camp Lemonnier
in the North Horn of Africa.

So if you think I'm gonna hold you

to anything less than
that standard, think again.

Excellence is hard.

Excellence is earned.

Now go out there and show them

what excellence looks like.

Let's trample the Titans.

Can I get a trample the Titans on three?

One, two, three!

Trample the Titans!

Let's go!

Get out there and get warmed up.

You good?
Um, yeah.

I'll work it out on the field.

Now that the guns are on the table.

You told me you needed
my help to get out of town.

You said this was thing.


We know you're sitting on 300K, Duke.

I told her I ain't got it.

You were the last one
seen with Crystal and the cash.

Do you think we're dense?

Now, from where I'm sitting you owe us

$300,000, Duke.

And I ain't leaving till I get it.

I don't care how long
we got to stay in Austin.

Then hell, Duke.

Let's get this poor man

his money.

We're talking over a quarter million...


And by my math,we're here looking at

an experienced crew... Duke.

Oh, are we? 'Cause it's funny
how Duke never mentioned

pulling jobs with you.

We just keep our business ours, sweetheart.

But, Miss Twyla,you know banks and, Jaxon,

pardon the assumption, I have a
feeling you have a big-ass truck

with a weapons cache
as a glove compartment.

And Duke here--
Yeah, Duke was always a safecracker.

Just like his best friend.

What's that boy's name,

Oh, no.

Hoyt Rawlins?

That dummy couldn't

crack a safe to save his life.

Hell of a wheelman, though.

Shame he's back in lockup.

She's right.

I'd say we're short one wheelman.


we have a hell of a wheelwoman

with Adriana.
That's right.

The Kyle job.

The what now?
The last job that Clint cased and prepped

before he got popped.

Wait, so it's ready to go, then?

I mean, how the hell do we not do this?

Or Duke

could just hand over the money,

You don't have to believe me.

But I'm flat broke.

So you want 300K?

This is the option on the table.

Keep going.


But if Adriana's gonna

pull a Rodeo Kings job,

there's one thing she's got to do first.


Hell of an audible from Ramirez back there.

That's what she does.
Let's get a tac team up.

If Jaxon and Twyla step one foot

inside that bank,
Duke helps us

put away the last two Rodeo
Kings-- Liam, you coming?


One foot, huh?

Hey, hey, hey.

Hey, Clint, Clint, get up there.

Get up there.

Here we are!

Hold on. One second.

It helps.

Hey. Okay...
I don't have much time.

Hey. Look.
Come here.

Listen to me.
I need you to go to James.

Tell him he has to make the arrests tonight.

Look, the Rodeo Kings cannot go through

with the job tomorrow.

Clint and Crystal, they're
talking Butch and Sundance.

Going down shooting.
Hey. Hey.
Slow down, slow down.

I have to get back.
Tell me you'll talk to them.

I will talk to James,
but you listen to me.

I want to make this job worth it,

and arresting them tonight
won't be worth it.

that bank.

One foot on marble and
we put these murderers away

on serious time.

Graves and James got you.

Who's this one for?


I need one day and one foot.


This train is leaving
with or without you.


Hey, you have a good morning?

Nice breakfast with the kids?

Give Stella the old dad
pep talk before the game?

Stella's game.
'Cause I'll tell you my morning.

My partner, unspeakable
jackass that he is,

didn't show up for work today.

But you know who did?

Graves. Yeah.

How did you know?
Hey, Graves.

You still think I'm crooked?

Listen, just get them into custody

without blowing my cover, we'll
argue about the rest later.

Thank you, by the way.
I know you backed this

unspeakable jackass sight unseen.

Oh, no, no, I saw a lot.

A lot of it not tip-top,
but I know what she said.

It wasn't you.
It's not.

Yeah, well,
James isn't so sure.

Duke put James through his paces.

Adriana, on the other hand...
Last time I checked,

they don't send troopers undercover.

They don't. This is me
desperately trying

not to screw it up.

Well, you really dove right into it.

Yeah, I felt like
not being Micki for the day.

Whoa, get on up on here.

Get on in the Rodeo Kings.

You play with a toy to pull a job?

Whoa. Toy?

Never disrespect the Brahma.

Not the living Brahma or the
mechanical variety, 'cause...

The Brahma shows us your soul!

At least, that's what Clint
always liked to say.

Nobody ever joined the Rodeo Kings

without hopping on.


He's in one of his moods.

You got it.
Get it.


Hold on.
Hang on.
Hang on.

Whoo-hoo! Yeah!



Whew! Double digits.

Come at me!
Don't look now, Duke.

I think she just beat your PR.

Aw, it's nothing personal, Duke.


Hey, are we
expecting company?

Twyla, you said you think
the feds are tracking you?

I thought someone might be, yeah.

All right,
I'll take care of it.


How'd you find me?

You gotta get the hell out of here.

He just wants to talk to you.

What you got, Duke?

I knew you were lying to me.

We can't talk right now,
okay, so go.

So, what, you're just gonna leave again?

We're not good enough for you, are we?

Listen, kid...

Kid?! Is this who you really want to be?

A fake cowboy badass with crap aftershave?

Does she know what you're leaving behind?

That you're a coward who abandoned us twice?

Maybe I should just go and tell her.
You don't want to do that.

You don't know what
you're messing with

and you sure as hell
can't handle it.

So take your girl
and get out of here, kid.


That's why you emptied
your go bag, huh?

If I never see this guy again...

it'll be too soon.

Couple kids just trespassing.

We're good.

That was a tough loss.

You want to tell me
where your head was today?

Maybe wait till day two to
motivate and inspire, Coach?

17 with sarcasm.

They gave you a whistle,
doesn't mean you know me.

I know what it looks like when
your heart isn't on that field.

This is really important to you, huh?

This whole me opening up thing.

It's day one.
I had to try.

Forget about it.
Get back to your sprints.

You know what, come on.
I'll run 'em with you.


Three, two,


You win.
It kinda hurts, okay?

What does?

My mom was kind of a big deal
in college soccer.

My dad always said that he never
missed one of her games at U.T.

He was gone last year for a while.

Guess you probably heard about it, but

I kind of threw myself into soccer because...

And this is so stupid,
but I thought that

it would...

bring him back,
or whatever.

Like, make him come home.

And he still isn't here.

I'm sorry about all that,

but you've got to decide,
who are you playing for,

yourself or your dad?

Come on, Duke.

Let's get some pump-up
music going, baby.

Get huge.

I saw.
August will forgive you.

Yeah, I don't know.

Hey, Jaxon, that's--

Got a lot of bullets.

They all gonna be necessary?

Please, playboy.

What did Clint always say?

Go big or go home.


King Kong up in here!

Step out with your hands up!

Damn, the feds got here right quick.

300 large.

You still good to drive,

No, no, no, Clint, she's
lost a lot of blood, man.

Hell no, I'm fine.

We're almost home free.
Take a look at this woman.

She's made of fire.

Out in a blaze, right, Duke?

We're moving.

Come on. We're moving.
I got you.

All right, come on. Get in.

Listen to me.
Listen to me.

You don't have to do this.

Okay? We wave a white flag.
We get you a medic.

No. Okay, we get out of this.

Tell Clint we'll always
have one last dance.


Get on the ground, Duke.

One last dance.

"We'll always have one last dance."

"We'll always have one last dance."

Wait. Stop, stop.

I know where the money is.


In the jukebox... a-at the bar at Annunziata's.

Why would Crystal
put it in there?

That's a weird place,
if you ask me.
Before Crystal left,

she told me, "Tell Clint we will
always have one last dance."

That was their karaoke song.
Yeah, she knew she was dying.

She was tipping me off.
We don't need to rob a bank.

The bar's closed today,
let's go.

Hell yeah!

Let's get some shots, baby,
on me.
All right.

After we collect, of course.


Guns on the ground.

Now kick 'em to the side.

Now get on the ground.

Get on the ground,
nice and easy-like.
Yeah. Yeah.

Pretty hair on the concrete.

Start counting
down from 50.

If I hear anything else,
I'm-a start shooting.





It's incredible.


It's like you can't help yourself.

You just have to talk,

even when you don't have to talk.

I got excited, okay?

They're literally robbers.

I thought we had an out.
I didn't think...

You'd get robbed?

By the robbers?
I know!

On the plus side,

at least we know where to go
to make the arrest.

So when you get there,
she can shoot you.

Oh, I don't like that smile.

You know what?

August said it:

If he never sees Duke again,
it'll be too soon.


...let's give my boy what he wants.

I was really hoping
you wouldn't follow me.

I never could stay away.

Come on, Twyla Jean.

We still got a couple
seconds left in this song.


Can I tell you something?

You already robbed me 300 large.

Not much worse you can do.

I really thought it'd be you and me,

splitting Jaxon's share.

It's not too late.

Nah, Duke, it is.

Can't shake the feeling that there's just...

something behind those eyes

that's never quite gonna let me in.

I think that's my cue.

No, Ms. Twyla Jean,

it's mine.


Hands up, Twyla.

Drop the gun!

What do we always say, Twyla?

Go big, right?

All right, get her out of here.

Get her out of here.

Cordi? Cordi. Cordi!


Cordi. Cordi.

Hey. Hey.

It's-It's okay.
She's gone.

You're safe.
They're all safe.

Hey, hey.


It's over.

Duke is dead.



So, you, uh, still think I'm crooked?

I think you're clean.

On this.
"On this." Mm.

Always an asterisk.

Well, you brought us to the money.

Wrapped up the Rodeo Kings.

I'd say, from the cheap seats
in the stands:

Better late than never, cowboy.

So that's it?
Well, I wouldn't have shot you

if I was gonna cuff you.

Managed to steal
your heart and your cash?

Hell of a dress.


Back then...

I should've listened to you.

People died,

and you were way ahead of it.

Oh, no, stop.

None of that is on you.

That's on Clint.

Don't ever forget that.

I know, but...

Say what you will about Graves,
she just kept turning it.

Now two people are in jail.

Yeah, got to give her that.

What, you been turning something?

We both have.
Emily's drone footage.

We each requested it.

Emily's murder...

Something's off.

How was it?

First game day?
Well, look at you.

Don't get me started.


I don't know, it's...
it's weird.

It's more meaningful

than I thought.

When you can get through
to them, I don't...

I don't think they realize
what they're giving back to you.

I'm glad.

I made this for you.

I'm happy to give your mom
some particulars.

I didn't mean to push this on you
I know.

Moms just get stressful.

I think of the criticism

and running feels better than

feeling small.

Adriana makes you feel small.


Tina doesn't.

That's a nice change of pace.


If we're in this for the long haul.

So you're saying there's a chance?

A little bit? Maybe?

Like, maybe. Maybe.

If you really are leaving...

...you need to tell her.

I'm not doing that for you.

Tell me what?

That's your mom's jersey.

Why do you have that?

I'm gonna change my number to hers.

Tell me what, Dad?


Other than I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.


I'm not leaving.

It breaks my heart

you thought I would.

Is this about your manhunt?

Yeah, kind of.


Your brother followed me today.

Which would've been

an impressive recon op,
if it weren't so dangerous.

That's why I had
to yell at you, buddy. I--

To get you away from those people.

I didn't mean a word of it.

I did.

Believe me, I know. Um...

Put me straight.


you're not really leaving?


It's over.

Duke is over

because of you.

Nothing inside or outside

this box will ever
keep me away,

ever again.

You know, uh...

Duke is dead.

But he still needs
to be cremated.

So, what do you say

we take this fake cowboy badass

and his crap aftershave

and light him up?

Once and for all?


Uh, Dad, I got a question...about Duke.

All right, buddy.


As many as you want.

Stella, you, too.

I will tell you what I can.

What was he like?

Uh, he, uh, he pretended a lot.

To be happy.

To feel whole.

To, um...To be in love?



He pretended there, too.

But after your mom,
it was, um...


We pretended a lot, too.

Why don't we, uh,
why don't we say goodbye?

Once and for all.

Come here. Come back.

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