Previously on Queen of the South.
TERESA: In the city we're legitimate business owners.
We have an amazing bartender.
I have a student in the audience tonight.
We need a distributor.
Raul Rodriguez, a Cuban dealer out of Miami.
GEORGE: They call him El Gordo.
I can help you with supply.
I don't need your product, flaca.
TERESA: If he believes he doesn't need us,
he won't make a deal.
So we have to make him need us.
YOUNG GUY ONE: Get out of the car now.
My men got carjacked and my cocaine is gone.
This is how I smuggle my product.
TERESA: We ship bottles of liquid cocaine.
If you can get that cocaine to Miami in hours, you got yourself a new buyer.
I'm Marcel Dumas.
Marcel is the president of the PCCC.
People of Color Chamber of Commerce.
MARCEL: You can say that I'm the welcoming committee.
Someone's trying to kill me.
(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)
Oh, God! Ooh!
What the hell is that, anyway?
That's the name of the game. That's...
- You're supposed to guess.
- Mierda, that's my guess.
I'll tell you one thing, I'm not gonna feed my kid any of that vegetarian crap.
He's going on a strict diet of tripas and leche.
You're having a boy?
No. I mean, I don't know.
I-I told you, Chino's making us wait.
But you said he.
Okay, I... no more baby talk.
Let's get this party started!
Banda, pen1s cakes, strippers, algo hombre!
You said he.
Ay, don't be such a mensa.
Look at that. So disgusting.
I gotta change my blouse.
(SPANISH MUSIC PLAYING)
Oh. What do you think?
You said he.
Ay, metiche, you're not gonna let it go, are you?
Okay, I'm only telling you this because you're my best friend, but don't let that get to your head.
Okay, and you have to promise me you won't tell anyone.
- Not even Guero.
- I promise.
Okay. I am having a boy.
Oh, my God! A boy!
Chino doesn't know?
No, no, he's got some weird superstition.
He made me swear we wouldn't find out until the birth.
But you know me. I don't like pinche surprises.
But you'd better act pinche surprised at the hospital.
- I will! Oh, my God!
A little Chinito!
No. I'm gonna name him Tony.
- After your dad?
- Nombre, no.
"Say hello to my little friend."
Oh, my God! You're having a son!
(INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER)
(CELL PHONE BUZZING)
Where are you?
I just got to Tony's school.
TERESA: Did you find him?
I'm coming down.
TERESA: I can be at the airport in an hour.
No, Teresita. We talked about this.
This could be an ambush.
He's depending on me.
A lot of people depending on you now.
POTE: Not just Tony.
But if someone is after him, they're after you, too.
POTE: I will call you when I know something.
JAVIER: This is where we make the handoff.
El Gordo's men should be inside.
(JAZZ MUSIC PLAYING)
Two coffees to go.
(TRUCK HORN HONKING)
BOBBY: Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
LOUIS: I can't see sh1t.
Come on. Come on, move.
Get out of there. sh1t.
BOBBY: What's this guy doing? Move!
sh1t. They're on the move. Let's go.
BOBBY: We're taking this tequila truck.
Yeah, it's me.
We're heading east on Pearl River.
(CELL PHONE BUZZES, BEEPS)
Hey, good morning.
EDDIE: You don't sound so good.
Let me guess.
You're giving up the piano.
I knew I shouldn't have kissed you last night.
I'm sorry. I crossed the line.
No, no. It's not you.
It's just, I didn't sleep last night.
My godson, he ran away.
I'm so sorry. Is there anything I can do?
No, thank you.
We have people looking for him.
EDDIE: Don't worry.
One thing I know, boy that age eats half his bodyweight every two days.
He'll turn up soon as he gets hungry.
I hope so.
EDDIE: You'll see.
In the meantime, if anything comes up, if I can help in any way...
Give me a call.
I will. Thank you.
EDDIE: See you around.
We've got company.
I got word our handoff was complete, so I thought I'd stop by for a toast.
It's a little early for me.
Ah, I'm on Miami time. Come on, humor me.
Aww, come on. What is this?
Now let's speak the truth between us.
It was you who ripped off my shipment, wasn't it?
EL GORDO: Hmm? Come on.
You already asked me that.
Ah, circumstances were different then.
We're partners now. Come on.
Come on, you can tell me.
sh1t, sh1t. Damn it!
I'm not angry. It's okay.
It's just, you know, I-I like to know who I'm dealing with.
I told you. It wasn't me.
EL GORDO: You should see your face.
It's okay. I told you.
It's all water under the bridge now that you've made me whole.
But if it happens again, that'll be a different kind of visit.
EL GORDO: (LAUGHING)
He was supposed to be back three hours ago.
Call Guero. See if he'll pick up.
It's not good for the baby.
Do you ever worry about Guero when he goes out on these runs?
Every time Chino walks out that door, I wonder if it's the last time I'm gonna see him.
Baby showers and funerals.
That's what marks this life for us.
Can I ask you something?
Would you be Tony's godmother?
- Yes, of course.
- No, listen to me.
No, 'cause I'm not talking about just a godmother who's gonna pose for the baptism photos.
What I mean is if something happens to Chino or me, will you take care of him?
Yes, of course.
(INDISTINCT POLICE RADIO CHATTER)
MAN: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Move it back. Move it back.
You can't cross the tape, kids. Okay?
Can't be over here, sir.
I heard a boy was killed here last night.
My... my son comes to this school and I can't get a hold of him.
I can't give out any information.
The parents are gathering at the command center.
- Where's that?
- Right up here.
- Come here.
Just go to sleep.
Sweet dreams, cabron.
Hey, I wanted a liquor truck, not a hostage.
Driver pulled a gun.
Went all "Dirty Harry" on us.
How bad is it?
Don't make no sense, though.
That's what the insurance is for, right?
Take off his gag.
What's on the truck? Fentanyl?
H? I'm betting a little cocaína.
I don't know what you're talking about.
Oh, that's bullshit.
Two armed Latinos driving a truck to Miami...
Hey, I've never been on this end of the profiling, but you and I both know that means one thing.
It's just tequila.
We're gonna find out soon enough, yeah?
You tear that truck apart.
DUMAS: Ooh, how you doing, champ?
Think I need a doctor.
Think I'm dying, bro.
No, man. It's just a scratch.
Your ass is gonna be all right.
The hell's wrong with you, man?
Sip on this.
It'll ease the pain.
Oh! Tastes like sh1t!
Well, man, it ain't bourbon, but that sh1t's gonna help.
Come on, man. Man up.
Here you go. The hell's wrong with you?
Let's go. Come on.
Tony's not in the school.
Tony has an uncle who lives an hour from there.
I found him on Facebook.
POTE: Pinche social media.
Must have been how the sicarios tracked him down.
TERESA: I'll text you the address.
I'll check it out.
I'll meet you there. Bye.
- POTE: Teresa.
- (PHONE BEEPS)
- (CAR ENGINE STARTS)
- Always the hard way.
(CAR ENGINE REVVING)
We're going to the airport.
(CELL PHONE BUZZING)
- It's El Gordo.
- (PHONE BEEPS)
What are you talking about?
My truck was hijacked.
We made the handoff.
Nothing went wrong on my end.
Well, things have been going wrong on my end ever since we met.
This is the second load.
I warned you, flaca.
I have a shipment coming in this week.
I can replace it.
What about my nephew?
He was driving the truck.
EL GORDO: If anything happens to him,
it's not just the coke you'll owe me.
I'll be coming for blood.
Did you find the truck?
According to GPS, truck's outside a warehousek?
That's just outside the city.
You think this has anything to do with Tony?
I don't know.
No, whoa, whoa, whoa. What are you doing?
I'm coming with you.
No, that... that is not a good idea.
JAVIER: No, no, no, he's right.
Patrona, we have no idea who or what we're gonna find at that warehouse.
If I stay, I'm a target.
All right, boys, let's saddle up.
Maybe we missed something.
No, it's here.
I can feel it.
Only other place it could be is welded into the frame.
But we'd have to remove the chassis.
I got a better idea.
He's gonna tell us where it is.
I'm gonna take him apart.
You don't know who you're messing with.
How about you tell me?
According to GPS, truck's still in there.
One way in and one way out.
(CELL PHONE BUZZES)
(CELL PHONE BEEPS)
Did you find the house?
Yeah, but not before the sicarios.
He was here.
But it seems like he got away.
TERESA: How do you know?
They tortured his tio to death.
I know you don't want to listen to this, Teresita.
I'm not coming.
El Gordo's shipment was hijacked this morning.
Puta madre. By who?
We don't know.
We just found the truck.
We're gonna check it out.
POTE: Maybe I should come back.
TERESA: No. We can handle this.
Just find Tony and bring him home, okay?
Be careful, Teresita.
You, too. Bye.
TERESA: What is it?
It's the truck's GPS.
JAVIER: And that's our bottle.
Patrona, what are we gonna do?
Scale of one to ten, how close do you think
El Gordo is to his nephew?
That answers that question.
TERESA: She has nothing to do with this.
Let her go and we can talk.
Unless you're telling me where my nephew is, that's not gonna happen.
If he blinks, take his head off.
You'll die first, Gordito.
TERESA: We die here, your nephew wherever he is dies with us.
Or maybe he's already dead.
We don't know that.
Are you willing to take that chance?
Javier, George, put the gun down.
You asked me to have a drink with you earlier.
Have a drink with me now?
Let's speak the truth between us.
I lied to you earlier.
You asked if it was me who stole your shipment.
You're right. It was.
EL GORDO: Why are you telling me this?
Because I need you to believe me when I tell you that what happened today, it wasn't me.
But you lied to me then.
Why should I believe you now?
Because you and I both want the same thing.
And what is that?
A strong partnership and your nephew's safe return.
You don't give a sh1t about my nephew.
TERESA: You're wrong.
I know how hard it is to lose people you love because of this business.
And you will again if anything happens to him.
No one knew about the load except for my nephew, you, and your people.
I heard you had a little problem.
TERESA: Who is this?
What do you know about my problem?
I know you're missing some valuable merchandise.
I can provide some assistance.
In exchange for what?
DUMAS: Not over the phone.
Come by my club and we can discuss.
That was a ransom call.
A man named Dumas has your load.
And my nephew?
I believe he's alive.
Otherwise he wouldn't have made the call.
Take me to him.
TERESA: He told me to come alone.
We show up like this, your nephew's dead.
Now how do I know you're not gonna skip out on me?
GEORGE: I'll stay.
Keep him on ice for you.
Okay, the gringo and the girl stay.
TERESA: She has nothing to do with this.
It was not a request.
One more thing.
By the time I finish this cigar if you're not back with my nephew, you're dead.
- (KELLY ANNE SHOUTING)
- (BOTH SHOUTING)
Come over here!
What are you doing? She's with me.
- (TREE BRANCH SNAPS)
Come on! Go!
- KELLY ANNE: Go, go, go, go!
- POTE: Go!
Over there. Go.
How many are there?
I don't know. I think two.
All right, Tony, you stay here.
You and I are gonna see what's on the other side of that tree.
TONY: No, I'll come with you.
Just give me a gun.
Are you crazy?
Look, I know how to use it.
Teresa taught me.
No, it's true. I was there.
This is not a pinche negotiation.
I'm here to protect you.
You have to listen to what I'm saying.
He's right. Take this.
We'll be back. We'll be back.
- I promise, okay?
- Stay down.
- You, go.
- KELLY ANNE: Okay, okay!
- You're supposed to be dead.
- I know, I know.
- Please let me explain.
- Start talking.
- James let me go.
- No, he shot you.
No, you walked away, remember?
KELLY ANNE: (CRYING)
Why did he let you live?
I don't know.
He couldn't do it, I guess.
But he let me go and I went straight into hiding.
And how'd you end up here?
Tony and I had a system if he ever got in trouble.
He would ping me on the app.
He said his roommate had been shot and a bunch of guys were running after him so I got in my car and I drove down here as fast as I could.
Knowing that you would be killed on sight?
He was in trouble.
- Get down!
POTE: Get up!
Pote's still not answering.
Got other things to worry about now.
Your friend has to wait outside.
MAN: Keep walking.
Get back here.
I only have six left. Here.
- Take the one with four.
- What is this?
I'm gonna draw them out.
As soon as you hear the shots, you run and get out.
No, no, no.
If you're gonna face him on your own, you need more than two bullets.
No, this is the best chance for you to get away.
Take care of each other.
Take care of Tony.
Okay, go that way. Go, go, go, go.
Please, have a seat.
What are you drinking?
Straight to business.
I like it.
What is it gonna cost to have my people and cargo returned?
This city is full of leeches.
I'm not one of them.
I don't want a dime from you.
That's what the People of Color Chamber of Commerce is all about.
Minority business owners helping one another.
You took a risk making the phone call.
You want something.
I don't sell my product locally.
It's all shipped out of state.
You want to avoid the attention of local law enforcement, yeah?
- I get it.
- I'm in the tequila business.
- That's all anyone knows.
- Until now.
I know who you are.
And now you know who I am.
- As I told you.
- DUMAS: I know.
I know you don't sh1t where you eat.
Thing is you're not the only one who needs to eat.
- (MAN SHOUTING)
Okay, let's go.
- No, wait.
Oh, that was his last shot.
I'm happy to pay you for returning what is mine.
And that's all.
Wow, that's disappointing.
You know, I see you're not really, uh, capturing the spirit of our minority business consortium.
Keep the load but release the driver to me.
This ain't an à la carte situation.
The driver is part of the package.
You know who he is, don't you?
Then you know it's not just me you're gonna have to answer to.
When he turns up as alligator sh1t...
I'm guessing you'll answer first.
- (BLOWS LANDING)
- (ALL GRUNTING)
You son of a bitch.
- (BLOW LANDS)
- (MAN GRUNTS)
POTE: Go. Get out of here.
KELLY ANNE: Tony, come on.
No, no, no, no. Come on.
If you gotta kill someone, you kill me.
She's a civilian.
She's got nothing to do with this.
But I'm a man of my word.
If it's any consolation, I'll kill you first so you don't watch her die.
I hope your nephew's dead and Teresa sends you to join him.
Okay, you first.
Is someone gonna answer that?
I have your nephew.
He's alive. What about my people?
If something happens to them, you'll never see your nephew again.
(CELL PHONE BEEPS)
Yeah, but not without losing something.
We're selling to Dumas now.
That was his ransom.
(TRUCK DOOR CLOSES)
You have your shipment and nephew back.
- Now we can get back to business.
- Of course.
You mentioned a discount on the next two shipments.
That was before you kidnapped and threatened my people.
I won't apologize for my tactics.
Familia is the most important thing.
EL GORDO: I'm sure you understand that.
And I would do anything to protect mine.
I'll be in touch.
Hey, you should lighten up, you know?
We're gonna make a lot of money together...
Where is he?
I don't know, bud.
(CAR ALARM CHIRPING)
KELLY ANNE: What'd he say?
It was Cortez.
He paid them before he got killed.
If he's dead, why'd they come after you?
He got paid.
POTE: He's like a bullet leaving the chamber.
You can never take it back.
TONY: What are we waiting for? Let's go.
Couldn't find the second shooter.
- You injured him so maybe, uh...
- He's dead.
Let's hope so.
(ENGINE TURNING OVER)
(CHARLES BRADLEY'S "THE WORLD (IS GOING UP IN FLAMES)")
Mind a little company?
How you holding up, girl?
I dunno. Still a little wired.
BIRDIE: Need to cool out.
Thought you might want to join me.
Lady after my own heart.
♪ Is going up in flames ♪
♪ And nobody ♪
♪ Wanna take the blame ♪
♪ Don't tell me ♪
Oh. You did good today.
GEORGE: Held your water.
Ain't no easy thing staring down the barrel of a gun.
Yeah, well, my father ran numbers in the French Quarter.
BIRDIE: He used to use me as a runner.
So I think the first time someone put a gun in my face, um, I couldn't have been more than nine.
So this is not the first time.
But, um, it is the first time that someone's offered to take a bullet for me.
Just how my mama raised me.
Don't do that.
You don't have to be on all the time.
I mean, not with me.
My coping mechanism.
I think I got a better one.
♪ You you know ♪
♪ Oh you oh no ♪
♪ Me ♪
♪ Oh me ♪
♪ Ooh ♪
♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah baby ♪
Teresa doesn't know I'm alive, obviously, right?
Think she's still gonna want me dead?
I don't know.
If she does, she's gonna ask you to do it.
I won't hold it against you.
Now, honestly, I'd rather you than anyone else 'cause I know you'll make it quick.
Tony's safe. That's all that matters.
No one will come after you.
I'll make sure of that.
I'm not gonna cause you any more problems.
I'm a big boy.
I can take care of myself.
I'm tired of running.
If Teresa still wants me dead, like, if that'll make her feel whole, then so be it.
I'm at peace with it.