06x12 - He Always Wins

GHOST: Previously on Power That's my friend Jamie St.

Patrick.

I thought I told you to stay away from that boy.

- He's no good.

- Pap - He was a punk.

- He's changed.

He's not like that anymore.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

I know, but it's not enough.

This isn't gonna be a happily ever after.

Can't you see?

He's making you like him: a liar, a cheat.

I need you to be happy for me.

I'm not gonna stand by and watch you ruin your life.

Then I need you to give me the key to my place.

If I ever catch you near my sister again, I'll kill you with my bare hands.

My career is over, Paz, no matter what I do.

I have to start over entirely.

Then you start over, without Jamie It's not about Jamie.

It's always about Jamie.

You gotta save yourself.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

- Murderer.

- GHOST: Alex Murderer! Murderer! You killed my sister! - No! - I'm f*cking out of here.

This is bullshit, man.

You're letting them win.

Good luck, Saxe.

They put a freeze on Angela's benefits.

Why?

SAXE: How-how well did you know your sister?

Really, Angela?

I'm gonna take this phone and turn it in and make sure that you and Jamie go to prison for the rest of your lives.

Fine, go to the cops, but just know that this phone implicates her, and I got every text message she sent, every voice mail she left.

Paz, Tommy Egan.

If you ever need anything, anything at all, - you put the word out, all right?

- Thank you.

Local entrepreneur James St.

Patrick will soon be announced as Tate rival Lorette Walsh's running mate.

Did James St.

Patrick tell you that he killed Terry Silver?

I was there.

And you're willing to say that on the stand?

I'm willing to say that sh1t wherever you want me to.

How the f*ck did you get in here?

I'm not f*cking going away, you know, and neither is James St.

Patrick or Tommy Egan.

They're still out there.

You're gonna be out there with them in just a minute.

Jamie, please.

Who killed my sister?

I can't tell you, because I don't know.

There isn't anything you can do?

It's over.

[GUN COCKING]

[TENSE MUSIC]

[GUNSHOT]

JOE: They say this is a big, rich town I just come from the poorest part Bright lights, city life I gotta make it, this is where it goes down I just happen to come up hard Legal or illegal, baby, I gotta make it 50 CENT: I never took a straight path nowhere Life's full of twists and turns, bumps and bruises I live, I learn I'm from that city full of yellow cabs and skyscrapers It's hard to get a start in these parts without paper Homey, I grew up in hell, a block away from heaven That corner every 15 minutes, they moving seven Pure snow, bag it, then watch it go Occupational options, get some blow or some hos Shoot the ball or the strap, learn to rap or to jack f*ck it, man, in the meantime Go head and pump a pack This my regal, royal flow, my James Bond bounce That 007, that's 62 on my count I'm an undercover liar, I lie under the covers Look a bitch in the eyes and tell her, baby, I love ya You're my inspiration, you're my motivation You're the reason that I'm moving with no hesitation JOE: They say this is a big, rich town Yeah, I just come from the poorest part Bright lights, city life I gotta make it, this is where it goes down Oh, yeah, yeah I just happen to come up hard Legal or illegal, baby, I gotta make it [DRAMATIC MUSIC]

Hello?

Can somebody help me?

Hello! Hello?

Can somebody help me find my sister?

Anybody?

Please.

[UNSETTLING MUSICAL STING]

You.

You're too late, Paz.

She's gone.

- What?

- She's dead.

Angela's dead.

You weren't here.

- No.

- You weren't here.

- No.

- And you couldn't stop me.

Get away from me.

[SOBS]

Get away.

Murderer! Murderer! Asesino! [GASPING]

[SIGHS]

[MAN YELLING IN SPANISH]

Shh.

- It's okay.

Shh, it's okay.

- Shh, I'm here.

It's okay, Papi.

I'm here.

You live with me now, remember?

I'm your daughter.

Everything's okay.

What would I do without you?

I'm Paz, Papi.

You ready to get out of bed?

- Ah.

- Okay.

You want me to turn on the news?

Uh-huh.

ERROL LOUIS: Rumors are circulating that after supporting councilman Rashad Tate for most of this gubernatorial primary season, local entrepreneur James St.

Patrick - has left the Tate campaign.

- Jamie St.

Patrick?

ERROL LOUIS: In a stunning turn of events I told you to stay away from him, Angelita.

He's no good.

ERROL LOUIS: will soon be announced as Tate rival Lorette Walsh's running mate.

If true, this move would virtually ensure Walsh's bid to become the Democratic candidate in the race for New York state governor.

Walsh is vulnerable with urban and minority I don't understand why you don't just tell him she's dead.

What am I supposed to do, remind him every day?

He doesn't need that.

Neither do I.

Did you hear?

Yeah, they think Angela's killer's gonna be president.

Yeah.

Over my dead body.

You should go back to bed.

I can't.

I gotta go take care of something.

Is it Titi's pension?

'Cause if I'm gonna go to school next quarter, we need to send them a check soon.

Yeah, baby, that's exactly what it is.

Tell me everything you know about Cooper Saxe.

You already fired him.

What else do you want?

I want him behind bars is what I want.

I need you to give me instances of him leading witnesses, suborning perjury, you know, anything I can take before a judge.

So you're gonna ride Saxe all the way to D. C. , huh?

MAN: Hey, look out.

Cooper Saxe has f*cked over the Eastern District 600 ways to Sunday, and you're the only person who's worked with him who's not dead or currently his counsel.

I need you to talk.

He conflicted Tameika out by hiring her as counsel?

That's right.

Smart move.

I'm actually a little proud of him.

I'm not gonna help you.

Hey, where do you think you're going?

I'm not finished with you.

Angela Valdes gave you the recommendation that got you that job in D. C.

What did you give her in return?

You are complicit in the death of Tony Teresi.

You don't help me out here, I'm gonna indict you for conspiracy right along with Saxe.

That's how it works.

Last time we talked, he wanted to find a way to use Teresi's inadmissible testimony.

See?

That wasn't so hard.

What else?

He was going on about Maria Suarez being a witness against Egan and St.

Patrick.

Suarez got killed before she even had a chance to testify, just like Teresi, Lindsay Proctor, Joe Proctor, LaKeisha Grant, Angela Valdes herself.

Everyone Saxe has turned or tried to turn has shown up dead.

Yeah, I heard about Angela and Donovan.

Yeah, Donovan got it while he was watching over Coleman, who was Angela's witness.

Do you see what I'm saying?

Saxe has gotta be stopped.

I can't help you stop him.

He didn't break the law in front of me.

Now, I can tell you that he was obsessed with taking Angela down and James St.

Patrick with her.

Has he shown poor judgment?

Sure.

Criminal malfeasance?

I wouldn't really know.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

Thank you for your time.

It's always nice to meet somebody from the regional office.

f*cking twat.

Paz?

What are you doing here?

Is it true?

He's running for office?

Looks that way.

Well, we can stop him.

With everything the two of us know about him, we can go to the cops or-or the press.

We can blow him up.

I wish I could, but I'm sure you can appreciate that as a single mother, I don't have a lot of resources.

If James gets exposed, if James gets arrested, I'll have even less.

He ruined both our lives, Tasha, or did you forget how all of this started?

Oh, you mean when your sister had an affair with my husband?

Angela didn't know he was married when they first got together.

Oh.

Hmm.

When she found out, she was willing to walk away.

She did not wanna break up a marriage.

Oh, but she did it anyway, didn't she?

- Oh.

- Look.

I get it.

You're angry at James.

Trust me, I'm angry too.

f*ck angry.

Jamie told her that all he cared about was her, the kids, and a nightclub in Miami.

He didn't care about you.

He threw away your marriage.

He was going to take everything away from you.

Look around.

Okay?

He has taken everything.

I mean, what do you want me to say, that I hate him?

Fine.

I do.

I hate him.

But I love my kids, and I can't take James down without taking them down too.

Your kids?

He already made you lose one of them too.

Oh, no.

Don't push me.

Don't do that.

Now, you listen.

James didn't kill Raina, just like he didn't kill Angela, no matter what the f*ck you think.

- Stop lying for him! - Would you listen?

If I thought we could take him down, you don't think I would try?

I would.

But there's no beating him.

He always wins.

If you're not gonna help me, I'm gonna do it myself.

Paz! [MAN SPEAKING SPANISH OVER TV]

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

You have to take them every day.

- [PILLS CLATTER]

- Papi, come [LOCK CLICKS]

Mom, thank God.

Papi won't - You have to take care of him.

- Well, Mama I'm not staying.

[OMINOUS MUSIC]

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

[SIREN WAILING]

[HORN HONKING]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[ELEVATOR CHIMES]

How could you let Cooper f*cking Saxe into this building?

That man is dangerous! Do you realize what he could have done?

I'm sorry, sir, but his badge worked.

Exactly! So why the f*ck is that when he was fired two days ago?

Jesus Christ! He could have f*cking killed me, you know.

I need to talk to Cooper Saxe.

"Cooper Saxe doesn't work here anymore".

What?

Why?

Because when future generations study prosecutorial misconduct, Cooper Saxe's face will be on the cover of the textbook.

I'm sorry.

I'm U. S.

Attorney Jacob Warner.

Can I help you?

I'm Paz Valdes, Angela's Sister.

Yeah, of course.

Jesus Christ.

Miss Valdes, I can only imagine how frustrated you are at the lack of resolution around your sister's murder.

Seeking justice for Angela is this office's top priority, which is why I wanna offer you my deepest apologies for the ways that Mr.

Saxe botched the investigation and let you know that we are firmly committed - to finding those responsible.

- What do you mean?

How did he botch the investigation?

You promised to arrest Jamie for what he did.

I know.

But there's something you need to know.

Look, according to the autopsy report, St.

Patrick didn't kill Angela.

Yeah, no.

You're lying.

I promise I'm telling you the truth about this.

Oh, you promise?

Like you promised to arrest Jamie?

Paz I'm sorry.

I don't need your apology.

I need your help.

[STAMMERS]

My hands are tied.

Because you went and got fired! I got fired because I wouldn't stop trying to put St.

Patrick in jail.

I I almost broke the law to do it.

The evidence doesn't support what you and I both thought was true.

We can't arrest him.

[SOMBER MUSIC]

You know, Angela didn't want to go to Choate at first.

She was so smart, but she didn't want to leave Jamie behind.

But I pushed her to apply, because it was her chance to get out.

I fought for that girl her whole life: to get out of the old neighborhood, to get away from Jamie.

But the streets got her anyway.

He got her anyway.

So don't you dare tell me that Jamie St.

Patrick didn't kill her, because if he didn't do it, then who did, hmm?

Who killed my sister?

I can't tell you who pulled the trigger.

But it's my fault.

What?

We knew what kind of trouble she was in when we had her in the box.

We never should have let her out.

We we knew what she was doing.

What was she doing?

You really wanna know?

[TENSE MUSIC]

[SIGHS]

Angela was gonna be charged with conspiracy for acting as in-house counsel to James St.

Patrick's criminal drug organization, including multiple counts of aiding and abetting, obstruction of justice, and potentially acting as an accomplice in the murders of Mike Sandoval and Tony Teresi.

Bullshit.

Accomplice to murder?

She wouldn't do any of that, no.

He deserves to go down for what he's done, but it's not gonna be for Angela's murder.

So how do we get him?

Any news on Titi's money?

They're processing it.

That's what you said last time.

Well, what do you want from me?

It's the government.

It takes time.

What-what-what aren't you telling me?

[SIGHS]

There are a lot of things we didn't know about Angela, and it looks like she got herself in some trouble.

What'd she do?

She might have been an accomplice to Jamie St.

Patrick in his drug business.

So she did this to herself?

Hey.

She did this to herself, and she did this to us.

No.

She's the reason we're able to live in this apartment.

She's the reason you were able to go to school at all.

She didn't do this.

Jamie did.

A-and we're supposed to do what, sit here and wait for the government to cut us a check while he's out there kissing babies?

[FOREBODING MUSIC]

There might be one more thing I can do, but it's risky, and it would ruin Angela's reputation.

It would destroy everything she worked for.

Look around, Mom.

Everything that Titi worked for is gone.

She's gone.

There's nothing left to protect, Mom.

Our lives are a mess, and Papi doesn't even know she's dead.

She wanted Papi in the nursing home, and she wanted me in school.

Is that happening?

[KNOCKING]

What fresh hell is this?

You told her she can come by anytime.

Yeah, but I didn't mean it.

Ma'am.

What can I do for you, Miss Valdes?

What would you say if I could give you a piece of evidence that connects Angela to the St.

Patricks' drug association?

Have a seat.

All right.

If you were to come forward with something like that, means exposing your sister as part of a criminal enterprise, which means, if it bears any fruit, that her pension, her benefits, her honors, they all go away.

You get nothing.

I don't care, as long as James St.

Patrick is arrested.

All I want is justice.

- You want revenge.

- Yeah.

Well where is it?

[MOTOR HUMMING]

[SOLEMN MUSIC]

Lay it down.

[CHAIN CLANKING]

Uh, where did you say it is?

Uh, bottom half of the casket behind the lining near her feet.

Okay.

She says it's in the lining by the feet.

MAN: Lift it up.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING]

MAN: Got it.

We got it.

MAN: Bag it.

[DOOR CLICKS OPEN]

- I got good news and bad news.

- What's the good news?

Ah, no, no, no.

Bad news first.

The SIM card is trashed.

I won't be able to identify who AUSA Valdes was contacting.

The good news is that some of the outgoing messages were saved on the phone itself.

What are the outgoing messages?

Requests to meet, mostly.

One-word affirmative and negative answers to questions we'll never know.

Miss Valdes, was your sister contacting James St.

Patrick on that phone?

Could you testify to that fact?

No.

But she was talking to Tasha St.

Patrick, maybe for him.

Can you prove that?

So Angela was up to no good, and we can't prove with whom.

I warned you that this might not look good for your sister.

It doesn't look good for her, and it doesn't get us closer to St.

Patrick.

Thank you, Jeremy.

Yes, sir.

I did not just dig up my sister's body for nothing.

This can't be how this ends.

I'm afraid that it is, unless you have another piece of evidence.

No.

There has to be something else that we can do.

Miss Valdes, I am very sorry, but this department has thrown more time and money in trying to catch James St.

Patrick Wire me up.

Excuse me?

Let me go talk to him.

I can get him to confess.

- I know it.

- To what, a murder that he's already been questioned and cleared on by both NYPD and several federal prosecutors, that the autopsy conclusively states he did not commit?

No.

For all of it, his criminal enterprise.

Anything that can help.

You have to let me try.

Please.

[EXHALES HEAVILY]

Good.

- You good?

- Yeah.

Remember, we don't need him to confess to killing Angela.

That's not gonna happen.

All we need is confirmation of his criminal activity and we can move forward with the RICO, but the more specific, the better.

Why was Angela in communication with Tasha?

Did she leak the info about Sandoval and Teresi?

What else did she tell them?

I know it's a lot, but getting him on tape with any one of those things could bring down the whole organization.

You sure you're up for this?

I'm ready.

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]

[CELL PHONE BUZZING]

Paz.

What are you doing here?

You know, it looks different from-from what Angela told me.

Yeah, it looks different at night.

So what's up?

You okay?

You know I was supposed to come with her that night, after the opening?

I was too tired.

I told her I'd come with her another time.

Things would've been so different if I would've just come.

No, Paz.

Don't do that.

Nothing would have been different, okay?

You can't change what happened.

Look, let me just get through what I came here to say.

I know about the autopsy results.

I know you didn't kill my sister.

GHOST: It's nice to know you believe me now.

I believe you weren't the shooter.

You could've hired him, though.

But looking at you now, I don't believe that either.

[CELL PHONE BUZZING]

I'm sorry I blamed you.

I know you loved her too.

With all my heart.

And I would do anything to change what happened.

But you can't.

But there is one thing you could do.

Just say it.

Anything.

Look, I know Angela had secrets.

I just wanna know who she was.

What was she doing for you?

Why would she risk her life to keep you out of jail?

She was risking her life to keep us all out of jail.

Your sister was trying to save everyone.

That's right, you son of a bitch.

Say something stupid.

PAZ: Everyone who?

Tasha?

Is that why they were talking to each other?

Angela told you that?

What was she trying to save you from?

[SIGHS]

Come on, you b*st*rd.

Hmm?

Angela saved my life.

She saved my family more than once.

And if I could trade my life for hers right now, I would.

If you didn't do it, Jamie I need you to tell me who did.

f*ck.

Please.

Who killed my sister?

I can't tell you who-who killed your sister 'cause I don't know who killed Angela.

- You won't see me again.

- No, Paz.

No.

I won't come back here.

Paz.

Listen.

Listen.

Professionals with way more experience than you have not been able to crack him, okay?

This was a long shot at best.

He's f*cking guilty.

He just said she was keeping them all out of jail.

I mean, you have to do something.

I need names, crimes, something concrete that I can follow up on.

- What am I supposed to do now?

- This is not over.

We're not giving up on catching him, Paz.

There's another case where we think we may be able to prove his guilt, a lawyer we think he may have killed.

But now that we have him on tape saying that Angela helped keep him out of jail, that-that's hard proof that she was dirty.

Her benefits will be withheld.

There's-there's no pension.

I'm sorry.

Here.

This was blowing up while you were in there.

I'm sorry.

[INDISTINCT ANNOUNCEMEN OVER P. A. SYSTEM]

Oh, my God.

[PANTING]

f*ck.

Oh, my God.

Is he okay?

- Gonna be just fine.

- Oh, thank God.

But we're gonna keep him overnight for observation.

What was it, a heart attack?

No.

Anxiety attack.

Anxiety?

What is he anxious about?

Don't know.

- What happened?

- Mom, I'm so sorry.

He collapsed when I told him.

What?

What did you tell him?

That Titi died.

Why would you do that?

I told you not to tell him! Uh, I-I just thought he'd snap out of it if I told him the truth.

I'm not a nurse; I shouldn't be taking care of him.

- I should be going back to school.

- Well, you're not going back to school! What?

I'm sorry.

It didn't work.

I ruined her reputation for nothing.

Now we won't get her pension, and Papi can't go back to the home, you can't go back to school, and Jamie is still out there, and there is nothing I can do about it.

I don't know about nothing.

What are you talking about?

Sometimes the only way to deal with a violent world is with violence.

Don't say that.

Don't even pretend.

That doesn't mean you have to do it.

I know people.

I can talk to someone.

They're throwing a party at his club tonight.

If you say some sh1t like that again, Junior, I swear to God.

This family has gone through too much.

And you're putting us through even more.

[HUFFS]

What if you're right and he killed Titi?

You keep telling everyone that he's guilty.

What's gonna stop him from killing you?

And then what happens to me, my life?

I can't take care of Papi by myself.

Listen to me.

It's not over.

There are other crimes the Feds are trying to arrest him for, so we're gonna let them do their job.

It's what Angela would have wanted.

- But, Ma - No.

In the meantime, I'm gonna go to the salon and try to get my check early so I can pay for this room.

I'll figure something out.

[SOMBER MUSIC]

Paz Valdes?

My name's Blanca Rodriguez.

I'm with a task force investigating James St.

Patrick.

Jacob Warner wanted me to come talk to you.

What happened?

Did you get him for the other murder?

Judge Tapper wouldn't give us an arrest warrant.

He shut us down.

But does he understand who Jamie is?

We can't prove anything.

- But - We can't get him on Angela, on the RICO, on anything.

We don't have enough evidence to pursue him at all.

It's over.

I'm sorry.

You were right.

He always wins.

I told you.

What happened?

I went to the Feds.

They said they might be able to arrest him for something else.

Not Angela, another murder, some lawyer.

But they couldn't make it stick.

[SIGHS]

- Some cop named Blanca Rodriguez - Yeah, I know her.

Yeah, she just told me they can't.

Mm.

It's over.

He wins.

Just like you said.

I should go home.

My son needs me.

My father needs me.

But I can't look at them in their eyes.

I know the feeling.

[SIGHS]

Why did you call me?

I had a moment.

I thought about what you said about trying to take him down, but I guess it's too late.

It's time to let that go.

I'm really sorry for this morning.

Hey, you didn't say anything that wasn't true.

Look, Paz, Angela and I worked together to keep my son safe.

She died helping me.

I'll always owe her for that.

I guess now, in some ways, I owe you too.

You should know he's moving on with another woman.

What?

He told me today that he would never forget Angela, that he would trade his life for hers.

Sounds like him.

He told all three of us a lot of things.

Who is she?

His campaign strategist, Ramona, the next in a long line of women buying into his bullshit.

But at least Angela didn't have kids with him.

At least you can walk away.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[BANGING ON DOOR]

- Paz, what you doing here?

- Yeah.

Um, a-at Angela's funeral, you said that if I ever needed anything, I could reach out.

- Yeah, yeah, I remember.

- Okay, yeah.

Well, um, I know that you and Jamie are friends.

Nah, we ain't friends no more.

Oh, th-that's even better, 'cause I need you - Whoa, Paz, what the f*ck are you doing?

- No.

I-I need you to kill Jamie for me.

I need you to kill the man that murdered my sister.

Yeah, I can't do that.

Yo, don't f*ck with me, Tommy.

I know what you're capable of.

You think the people in the neighborhood don't talk?

Don't matter what they say.

You came to the wrong place.

You know, here.

Here, take that.

- No, I don't want that.

- No, take it! I don't want it! I don't want anything from you except this one thing, please.

Okay, you gotta go, Paz, now.

No.

No.

Okay, wait.

Listen to me.

Listen to me.

You have to do this thing for me, okay?

Jamie's a monster.

He's evil.


No one's gonna miss him.

Angela didn't deserve what happened to her.

She's a good person.

She wasn't that good.

If that's true, it's because of what Jamie did! This has got nothing to do with him, Paz.

She made that choice.

Yes, Paz.

Look, we all do crazy sh1t, though, Paz, for the people that we love.

You think you different?

Now, you gotta go before I call the cops.

Tommy, listen, I swear I won't tell a soul.

Tommy, I'm begging you! [BANGING ON DOOR]

Tommy, please! I'm begging you! Tommy! [SIGHS]

[SOFT DRAMATIC MUSIC]

JUNIOR: Ma?

[WEEPING]

Mom?

You got Andre Coleman to do what?

We have to go back to Tapper.

He's an eyewitness.

He said he would testify.

Of course he said that.

He's gonna say anything you want him to! What-what, are you taking Saxe's crazy pills now?

I can't act on this.

It's too late, sir.

He's being transported to a safe house right now.

Jesus Christ, Rodriguez.

Get out of my office! And close the f*cking door! [DOOR SLAMS]

[SIGHS]

[KNOCKING]

I said out! [CHUCKLES]

That's funny.

I'm used to being rejected after someone's gotten a good look at me.

Jacob Warner, U. S. attorney with his sights set on Congress.

I'm sorry.

- You are?

- Steven Ott, Democratic Party.

We heard Angela Valdes's body was exhumed and you signed the order.

Isn't that case closed?

Mr.

Ott, the general policy of this office is not to comment upon such matters.

That said, there is some new evidence Oh, maybe I wasn't clear.

That case is closed.

James St.

Patrick is property of the Democratic Party now, and as someone who hopes to find himself in that position in the future, you need to stop whatever it is you're doing.

[TENSE MUSIC]

[SOFT LOUNGE MUSIC PLAYING]

No, I-I told him I didn't want to try the Partagas.

These are Fuente Don Arturo AniverXario.

They are a gift.

From who?

Oh.

All right.

Okay.

I appreciate the time, sir.

What do you want, Jacob?

There's new evidence against St.

Patrick.

We'd like to expedite an arrest.

[LIGHTER FLICKS]

I see that.

Thanks, doll.

We have him on tape admitting to conspiracy, and there's an eyewitness.

Andre Coleman saw St.

Patrick kill Terry Silver with his own eyes, and he's ready to take the stand.

[FOREBODING MUSIC]

We don't get better evidence than that.

Junior?

Junior! sh1t.

- [LINE RINGS]

- WOMAN: Your call has been forwarded - to an automatic voice message system.

- No.

No.

No.

No.

Junior.

Junior! Mom, you shouldn't be here right now.

What the hell do you think you're doing?

If you don't let me take care of this right now, you'll be obsessed with this for the rest of your life.

- Are you out of your mind?

- No.

He didn't just do this to you, Mom.

He did this to me too, and I want my life back.

I want our life back.

I want you back.

Don't you think I want that too?

But this isn't how.

It's not your job to fix it.

It's mine.

Mom, let me do this for you.

I said go home right now! I already lost Angela, and I am not gonna lose you too.

If you wanna do something for me, the one thing I need you to do is go home.

Okay?

Give me the gun, honey.

It's okay.

- [TENSE MUSIC]

- [GUN COCKING]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

- [PHANTOM PASSENGER'S "I'M A LEGEND"]

- MAN: Yeah Yeah Listen, listen, listen Know me and it be a legend [MUFFLED MUSIC]

Yeah, I'll never quit, but I conceded, ah I was never broke, I cut it pretty rich, ah Legacy greater than the achievements, ah Legendary is my only prefix MAN: Don't belong in this era, don't belong in this time I should be in '67, '88, '95 Don't belong in this era I'm the greatest of all time Only kings live forever, I ain't never gon' die Paz Valdes?

I'm Ramona Garrity, James's political strategist.

I'm sorry about what happened to your sister.

I just wanted to thank you.

- For what?

- I didn't mean to eavesdrop.

But I overhead your apology to James earlier, and the way he spoke to you just really helped me to see how good of a man he really is.

[LAUGHS]

Oh, my God.

That apology was a lie.

You have no idea who Jamie really is.

You have no idea what you're dealing with.

Well, I know that there are things that he's not proud of from his youth.

He's never hidden that.

What do you see in him?

Please tell me.

'Cause I never understood what she did.

He doesn't care about anybody, just what they can do for him.

That's not the James I know.

Yeah.

Angela thought the same thing, and it's the reason she's dead.

Being close to Jamie is the reason she is dead.

But you have a choice here.

You can stop him.

There are some people who are just unstoppable.

[SCOFFS]

[HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYING]

WOMAN: It's the start of a war Ain't no turning back Who you fightin' it for Better know that 'cause why you do what you do That's who you are now It's goin' down It's goin' down Ticktock, it's almost right in front of you Ticktock, 'bout to find out what you gonna do I hear it comin' Shakin' the ground It's just a matter of time, it's goin' down [INDISTINCT CHATTER]

'Bout to battle with the baddest 'cause we on a mission Won't submit, won't surrender under no condition Hey, we're getting closer every minute If you stop and listen It's goin' down It's goin' down Ticktock, it's almost right in front of you Ticktock, better think about your next move Are you ready for it - [INDISTINCT CHATTER]

- Better get ready [LAUGHTER]

WOMAN: Hey.

PAZ: She did not wanna break up a marriage.

Oh, but she did it anyway, didn't she?

TOMMY: This ain't got nothing to do with him.

She made that choice.

We all do crazy sh1t, though, Paz, for the people that we love.

GHOST: Nothing would've been different.

You couldn't change what happened.

ANGELA: I want him.

No one else will ever know me like that.

WOMAN: Hey! JUNIOR: What's gonna stop him from killing you?

And then what happens to me, my life?

There are some people who are just unstoppable.

At least you can walk away.

[TENSE MUSIC]

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

I went to see Jamie St.

Patrick tonight.

You were right.

I went to kill him.

But I couldn't do it.

I'm sorry.

I wanted to make things right, and I couldn't do it.

[SNIFFLES]

I should have saved her.

I should have protected her.

[SNIFFLES]

Paz.

All we wanted for our family was peace.

Paz.

Things came so easy for Angela.

But you always had to try so hard.

It's all right.

I love you.

[SIGHS]

You tried so hard.

[GENTLE MUSIC]

[SNIFFLES]

[WHISPERING]

Thank you.

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Local entrepreneur and rising political star James St.

Patrick was shot and killed last night.

- Oh, my God.

- The murder happened inside of Truth nightclub shortly after a party celebrating his announcement - Junior.

- as running mate to gubernatorial candidate Lorette Walsh.

Junior! Shots were fired at about 11:45 p. m. inside of St. Patrick's nightclub here in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.

Now, local authorities were on the scene immediately He lost.

though no arrests have been made.

Now, St.

Patrick Mom, you lied to me.

You told me you didn't do it.

It wasn't me.

I swear.

with council member Rashad Tate before Democratic frontrunner Walsh announced St.

Patrick as her running mate.

That's the latest from the scene.

Back to you.

[CLEARS THROAT]

Can you give us the room, please?

Shut the door behind you.

Thanks.

[DOOR CLICKS SHUT]

You were told to leave James St.

Patrick alone, but you didn't listen.

I beg your pardon?

You should know better than to go against the Democratic Party.

It seems to me that St.

Patrick's death proves that the Justice Department was right to pursue that arrest warrant.

Yeah, unfortunately for you, the powers that be don't see it that way.

It seems like the Democratic Party wants to squash the truth about James St.

Patrick.

Imagine if the voting public were to learn about that.

Aww.

That's not how this works.

You're in over your head, Jacob.

But hey, look, you had a good run, right?

I mean, at least you're getting out alive.

[CHUCKLES]

- I'm far from done here.

- That's what you think.

Well, you can't fire me.

The call's coming.

If I were you, I'd start packing my things.

Get the f*ck out of here.

[PHONE RINGING]

Ooh.

There it is.

Get it.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

You ain't never gonna get him to talk.

He a real G.

Yeah?

What's that make you?

Me?

sh1t.

That makes me a free man.

Hmm.

All right.

Well, you hang tight.

Transportation is on its way.

PAZ: I'm here to see Warner.

Hey.

- What happened to your face?

- Run-in with a suspect.

Where's Warner?

Come talk to me for a minute.

Please, have a seat.

So what happened?

Who killed Jamie?

We have a lot of suspects, a lot of people in and out of Truth last night, including his wife.

But listen, uh, about Angela's pension.

I can still make a couple calls, but I gotta warn you, we had another shakeup here this morning, and, um I don't think it's gonna happen.

I'm sorry.

I didn't come here about the money.

I came here about her body.

I need to put my sister back in the ground, at peace.

FREYA RIDINGS: Standin' on the platform Watching you go It's like no other pain I've ever known To love someone so much To have no control It's okay.

We're okay.

FREYA: But I think I'm lost Without you I just feel crushed Without you Thank you.

Least I could do.

[CELL PHONE BUZZING]

Hello?

KATE: I gotta say, this is a bigger surprise than my first pregnancy test, but in a good way.

I'm, uh, glad to hear that.

I can't wait to tell my son about this, my other son.

Probably say it's a f*cking hoax, ungrateful b*st*rd.

- Okay then.

[LAUGHS]

- Bye, now.

Bye-bye.

Miss Valdes?

Daniel Warren.

I'm handling James St.

Patrick's estate.

Um, let's step into my office, shall we?

Uh, can you wait here?

I wanna talk to him alone.

So in his will, James left a sizable inheritance to Look, I don't care what he left Angela.

I don't want anything from him.

He-he didn't leave it to Angela.

He left it to you.

Hmm.

He, uh, came into the office and updated the will shortly after she passed away.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

You gotta be kidding me.

He put Angela in his will.

Course he did.

Actually, it was me.

But you don't have to worry about it, 'cause I didn't take it.

I don't have to accept his charity.

[TENSE MUSIC]

Did you do it, Tasha?

Did you kill him?

You should take the money.

[SCOFFS]

I'm not interested.

I can't profit off my sister's death.

My son's waiting.

Good-bye, Tasha.

Listen, Paz.

No.

I cannot let you just walk out of here like that.

You need the money, and James didn't kill her.

Okay, look.

I know Angela made her choices, but he is still responsible.

No.

He's not.

Tommy is.

Tommy is the one who killed Angela.

What the f*ck are you talking about?

- That doesn't make any sense.

- It does.

If Angela got in the middle of something she shouldn't have and Tommy saw an opportunity it does.

Look.

James loved your sister more than anyone.

More than he ever loved me, that's for sure.

Tommy wanted to hurt him, and killing Angela was the one way to hurt him the most.

I need you to kill the man that murdered my sister.

Yeah, I can't do that.

Seriously, please.

Take the money.

I know you need it.

And Angela would have wanted you to have it.

I want you to have it.

Paz?

Paz.

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

DANIEL: Mrs.

St.

Patrick, come right this way.

Mom, what-what did we get?

Am I going back to school?

[BREATHES DEEPLY]

Yes, baby, you are.

You okay?

Can you go be with your grandfather?

I'll meet you there.

[OMINOUS MUSIC]

[POUNDING]

Tommy! Open this door! [POUNDING]

Tommy! [POUNDING]

f*ck! Tommy! [SCREAMING]

Tommy! [SOLEMN MUSIC]

Sorry to come unannounced.

Where the f*ck is Benny?

I don't know anyone named Tommy.

You think people in the hood don't talk.

The truth was a lot more complicated than I thought.

He wants all of our lives.

He's a f*cking liar.

You lied to yourself.

I got some custom-made handcuffs for you.

MUSIC ENDS