01x08 - He Ain't Heavy

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Power Book IV: Force". Aired: February 6, 2022 - present.
Tommy leaves NYC for Chicago in a quest to become the top drug dealer in the city.
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01x08 - He Ain't Heavy

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♪ ♪

[LILIANA] Previously on Force ...

I got nothing. You know any other life?

[TOMMY] I never wanted
nothing else but this.

Dahlia is a once-in-a-lifetime
kind of drug.

But if you keep pushing too hard now,

we ain't gonna win at this.

We gonna make that move
to Indiana ourself,

check on that cousin.

You ain't worried
about Diamond finding out?

[JENARD] Nah, he ain't gonna find out.

You're in my booth.

I don't see your name on it.

Nice to meet you, Adrienne.


It's nice to be met.

[EDITOR] If we can do a tell-all exposé

on Diamond Sampson,
we're picking up that Pulitzer.

The piece isn't about Diamond.

You tell Mirkovic
he comes after my family,

I'll burn this f*cking city
to the ground.

I bought it.

I bought the land.

[GLORIA] Just to clarify,

the money that I owe you...

It's got nothing to do with Vic and me.

That's where you're wrong, sweetheart.

Your relationship...

started off as a dare.

- I'm not a drug dealer.
- Well, good thing for you I am.

- And who the f*ck are you?
- I'm her grandson.

[TOMMY] I'm her f*cking grandson.


You ain't getting near my shit, never.

I just need to catch
a f*ck break, man.

Well, it ain't gonna be with this!

- So we got a deal?
- Where do I find you?

Don't worry about it.
I'll find you first, tía.



[SINGER] ♪ Tougher than a Teflon ♪

♪ All that dope I stepped on ♪

♪ We'll get the rest gone ♪

♪ Been that n*gga
What else you want? ♪

♪ If you want
Power, powder, respect ♪

♪ Mm, mm ♪

♪ I want that money
And power and powder ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Money and powder and power ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Money and powder and power ♪

[ CENT] ♪ That paper
That paper, paper ♪

♪ Yeah, I gotta stack that ♪

♪ Them diamonds keep blinking
Blinking ♪

♪ We might have To check that ♪

♪ Now boy when
That blicky blicky ♪

♪ Come out
You get clapped fast ♪

♪ Draw down
With a little joint ♪

♪ I match you like pat, pat ♪

♪ Come back
When them cameras out ♪

♪ Run your block, We kick that ♪

♪ Come back when your funeral
In progress ♪

♪ And h*t that
h*t your back, the back ♪

♪ Your b*tch ass
Won't even h*t back ♪

♪ You'll be splashin'
In fashion ♪

♪ n*gga, you can check
The drip ♪

♪ Catch you slippin'
We slidin' ♪

♪ You n*gga
On some different shit ♪

♪ We h*t the licks
We with the shit ♪

♪ Shh when you get h*t ♪

♪ Quiet down ♪

♪ No need for the talkin' ♪

♪ The f*ck is that about? ♪

[SINGER] ♪ Tougher than a Teflon ♪

♪ All that dope I stepped on ♪

♪ We'll get the rest gone ♪

♪ Been that n*gga
What else you want? ♪

♪ If you want
Power, powder, respect ♪

♪ Mm, mm ♪

♪ I want that money
And power and powder ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Money and powder and power ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Money and powder and power ♪


♪ ♪

Told you I'd know
where to find you first.


[MRS. SOTO] You put in a lot of moves

to keep yourself a mystery.

I had to make sure

that the right people
got what they needed.

Well, now that we got it,
how you want to move forward?

You distro.

[EL MECÁNICO] You the connect?

Well, yeah, if you want the drop.

[MOISHE] Can we stop
with all this mishegas?

It's all noise till you name your price.

No foreplay for you, huh, Moishe?


♪ ♪

So what's your number?

a brick.

[MOISHE] That's a big number.

Yeah, but this the new frontier.

Pay the price, and then
you get to play your game.

for the glowing drug.

It don't glow no more,
but it's the same high,

and it'll light up your bank
account like a f*ck.

If it don't glow, how we know
it's the same quality?

Because I don't move no trash, never.

Try it.

♪ ♪



Eso está idéntico.

The people have spoken.
That's gonna be a key.

Either you can take it, or you can...

- Tres.
- I will take three, too.

♪ ♪

[DR. RUDIN] Tests all confirm

you have stage I small-cell lung cancer.

♪ ♪

Walter, we're catching
this really early.

This is nothing like
what happened with Maeve.

You still have a lot of options
for treatment.

♪ ♪

You're not gonna die today, and
you're not gonna die tomorrow,

but we have to discuss treatment.

♪ ♪

Doc's a genius, she stuck to her g*n.

I respect that.

I got the recipe written
on my brain now, too,

so I can take over as chef full-time.

We can let the doc go.

Nah, demand's too high right now.

Shit's coming in fast.
I'ma need both of you.

These re-ups is coming in
like a f*ck.

- You want to bang it - ?
- Yeah, I do.

- What you thinking, Tommy?

You know, I'm thinking
that we need another cook.

Break it up into eight-hour shifts,
so nobody get b*rned out.

Oh, so you want to bring
someone in from New York?

Nah, ain't nobody there
I can use no more.

And who you trust enough
here in Chicago to bring in?


That is the million-dollar question.




♪ ♪

Everything good?

♪ ♪

f*ck difference does it make?

I'm being conversational.
I ask a question.

You give an answer. We conversating.

I'm on some broken-record shit with you.

- Just pull the carpet.
- No.

♪ ♪

See, now we ain't working or talking.

Shit gonna get funky real fast.

♪ ♪


Boy, you are just
such a f*cking pain in the ass.

The cycle of being broke
is just f*cking smothering me.

The bank is moving forward

with the foreclosing of the club,

and Herman needs a stent put in.

You need me to help out a little bit?

Uh, now, we done already been
through this, Tommy.

♪ ♪

I'll figure something the f*ck out.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Why are you looking at me like that?

- I'm thinking.
- Hmm, looks painful.

If you only knew.

♪ ♪

Jesus, man.
D-do you have something to say?

How was you in science class?

♪ ♪


Soto and Moishe are a good start.

Why aren't we bringing
in CBI for distro?

They own the South Side,

and they have the Serb territory.

I know, and I want that pipeline.

♪ ♪

So you're waiting for what exactly?

We waiting for them
to figure they shit out.

Right now we bring them Dahlia.

Jenard is part of that deal,

and I don't want him
nowhere near this no more.

♪ ♪

If they're only distro,

who cares what family issues they have?

Sell it. Walk away.

Let them figure out their own problems.

Yeah, but they can't figure
out they own problems

and shit gets f*cked up,
they gonna be our problems.

You're overthinking this.

They're a customer, like anyone else.

Not if they split up.
Then we fueling a w*r.

You gotta sell to everybody or nobody,

and Diamond is my guy.

So, when he ready, I'ma bring him in.

Till then, CBI... bad look.
This family shit run deep.

I'm a little bit uneasy

with how much power
you have in our operation.

Don't mistake power for vision.

- I ain't your father.
- You're acting like it.

We got a good thing going here, Claud.

Don't f*ck it up 'cause
you got your feelings hurt.


What would you do differently with CBI

if you was back in charge?

What, you looking
for early retirement, n*gga?

[CHUCKLES] Seat ain't cold yet, bro.

I just want to know
what you would do differently.


I mean, shit.

Wouldn't have wasted so much
time with the white world.

Could have made them
same moves without 'em.

Got the credit we deserved
from day f*cking one.

Now there's just gonna always
be a asterisk next to the W.

See, I'm not asking what was.

Now, I expanded CBI business
since I been out.

Uh-huh, facts, facts.

We making good money
with the Serb pipeline.

Mm-hmm. Putting away they tax, too.

The shit is smooth.

You a visionary,
so what would you do different?

You asking this 'cause
you trying to get a glimpse

inside the mind of a genius

or 'cause you really ready
to make some moves?

I'm asking because I'm your brother,

and even at my age,
I still want to learn shit.

Okay, I mean, well, if you the student,

there's only one lesson
on the curriculum today.

Bro, if I was running shit...

I'd put everything
we got behind this new drug.

Do whatever the f*ck we gotta
do to secure the South Side.

Yeah, but there's too
many unknowns, man.

Look, I heard you, all right?

I get it. I do.

I mean, n*gga, you asked
for a hypothetical, right?

So, shit, there it is.

You believe I'm too
stuck in my ways, huh?

[CHUCKLES] Yeah, n*gga, I do,

but I ain't trying to get you
to zig when you want to zag.

You feel me? [CHUCKLES]

Nah, but for real, though, D...

CBI started with you.

It's gonna end with you.

As long as I can play a small part
somewhere in the middle...

it's a blessing, dog.

♪ ♪

[LILIANA] Everyone the girls h*t
is ready for another buy.

You were right.

We need a new cook to
keep production up.

If we fall below % output,
we playing catch-up.

There's gonna be a lag between buys.

Hey, what the f*ck is
you grinning about?

Take it easy.

It's just nice to be around

a professional f*cking criminal.

Hey, that's the nicest thing
you've ever said to me.

- We been real cool, right?
- Very.

- Ain't got no secrets.
- No, we got each other's back.

And you've been real
good at not crossing

none of them sexual lines.

Again, I don't f*ck white boys.

The point is,
we got a good thing going here.

- Very.
- See, I got something.

I don't... I don't know
how you're gonna take it.

I don't know. There's only
one way to find out.

h*t me.

I got a brother here in Chicago.

- Since when?
- Since I was a baby.

What the f*ck does that matter?

No, I mean how long have you known?

It's real recent.
You the only one that know.

- I'm honored.
- Get the f*ck out of here.

No, I'm serious, Tommy, for reals.

Thank you.

Why are you telling me this now?

- I want to put him in the lab.
- All right, cool.

He a scientist?

Nah, musician. Sax, I think.

So he's gonna play
f*cking jazz while we cutting?

No, he's good with his hands.

I seen you mixing and measuring there,

and he's smart.

And above all that,
he's someone else that I can trust,

but only me and you are gonna
know we brothers, all right?

Oh, okay, because two pasty-ass,

blue-eyed white boys in the lab,

and nobody's gonna put
that shit together?


Not a f*ck chance.





How long you been in the Flynns' pocket?

- Excuse me?
- Yeah, you can bullshit me.

Or you can come clean.

Either way, this is gonna
go down the same way.

Look, I um...

I got a lot of medical expenses
that aren't being covered.

I'm not a total jagoff, Bennigan.

I know you're under a f*ck ton
of pressure.

You got a f*cked-up sister.

Well, I got my eye on a new boat

and house in Lake Geneva.


Hey, department doesn't need
to know about this, all right?

Any of it.

We're on the same side
of the blue line here.

- How much do you want?
- How much the Flynns paid you?

A little over K,
but, I mean, that's going to...

- Hey, I don't give a f*ck.
- ... caregivers...

I really don't.

My kick's grand and counting.

Bright guy like you
can find a way to more paper.

W-W-Warshawski, I...

I cannot shell out K
and still take care of my sister.

Well, tell you what...

Since I'm not a complete prick,

I'll give you a couple weeks.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

[CLAUDIA] You wanted to see me?

♪ ♪

What have you been up to, girl?

- Nothing.
- Bullshit.

You weren't there when the feds
came and kicked down the door.

And now two of my men are missing.

Well, maybe they got bored
of following me.

You know,
all I really do is go shopping.

Don't play f*cking games with me.

I got eyes all over this city.

Oh, yeah? And what do they see?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

You don't have the vision
you think you have.


Well, you're not as smart
as I thought you were...

'cause it turns out

you're just as f*cking stupid
as your brother.

And you're reckless, too.

I promise you this.

Whatever you're into, I'll find out.

♪ ♪

I'm gonna crush it under my boot.

♪ ♪

You know what, Da?

Go ahead and raise your boot,
and when you bring it down,

you better be ready for a f*cking fight.

♪ ♪

What do you got on this new drug
everyone's talking about...


We picked up a few people,
but no one's talking.

It's spreading quickly.

Department's scrambling,

trying to figure out
what the f*ck it is.

I need you to do some digging.

Find the source.
Whoever it is, put them away.

I don't do drug busts.

I'm not asking you to arrest them.

My family needs this drug.
If there's an obstacle, clear it.

♪ ♪

If you want this done,
it's gonna cost you double.

Way ahead of you.

Put them away.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

What up, J?

[JENARD] What's the word
on that black magic?

[BLAXTON] Bro, everybody
after they next high.

No word on who the f*ck

moving the shit is.

I tell you, whoever they ass is,
them n*gga getting paid.

n*gga, and we ain't seeing
a dime of that shit.

I want to h*t every corner in the city

until we find out who moving it.

- All right, bet.
- Yeah, you know what?


n*gga, I got bands
for anybody, CBI or d*ad Boys,

who give me that info, all right?

♪ ♪

[VIC] You wanted to see me?

♪ ♪

I need you to find out
what your sister's doing

and who she's doing it with.

And I need you to find that out now.

And once I have that information?

You bring it to me,
and we'll hand down her punishment.

We're not kids.

And that's why I'm going to
punish her like an adult.

It's never gonna work on her. Never has.

Whatever she's into,
I'm sure she's got it under control.

There is no control
when deception is the foundation,

so whoever she's rolling with,

I want you to find out
who the f*ck that is.

Now, can you do that?


I can do that.

Are you gonna tell her you're sick?

No, told you...
I'm never gonna tell her that.

And why is it every time

I ask you to do something
for this family...

You know what?

It's not a f*cking negotiation,

and if you don't understand that by now,

then you don't understand
your responsibilities

to this family, to this organization.

I understand exactly
what my responsibility is.

Why did you tell me you were sick?

Hmm? Were you scared?

Did you want sympathy? What was it?

♪ ♪

I told you

because you're the one that's
gonna be taking over after me.

Right, and I will...

with Gloria by my side, not a term,

not a f*cking negotiation.

This is happening,

and there's nothing
you can do to change it.

Unless I drop d*ad right now,
it's never gonna happen.

♪ ♪


Get some rest, Grandma.


Excuse me.

- [NURSE] How can I help you?
- Hi.

Uh, I wasn't sure who they put
on my grandmother's forms

as an emergency contact

when they brought her in from Mulhern's.

[NURSE] Okay, just one second here.

Do you know which day
they brought her in?

- [PERSON] Code blue room .
- Uh, Tuesday.

- Excuse me.

[PERSON] Code blue room .


[NURSE] Charge .

[NURSE ] Charge.

- Clear.
- [NURSE ] Clear.

You'll have to wait out here.

[NURSE ] Charge. Again.

- Clear.
- [NURSE ] Still no pulse.

I've got no carotid.

[DOCTOR] Okay, let's call it.



♪ ♪

Yo, I...

[STAMMERS] What the f*ck happened?

I don't know. Uh, she... I was there.

And I-I stepped out the room
for one minute,

and-and came back,
and next thing I know,

th-they were working on her.

- They couldn't save her.
- Oh, my God.

♪ ♪

You should call Kate.
She deserves to know.


Look, I'm not any good
at this death shit either,

but I was able to put the videos

on a flash drive for you,
so you can, uh...

♪ ♪

[TOMMY] Yeah, thanks.

And this is everything with you
and-and Miriam and Kate.

I thought you would want it.

♪ ♪


Tommy, you should really call our mom.

♪ ♪

I'm not gonna call Kate.

♪ ♪

My arms are falling asleep.


I can't feel my f*cking hands no more.

Take a step back, rehydrate.

We'll get this next batch up in time.

How'd you keep pace
with product in New York?

This was not my bag.
I was on the other side of it.

Is that how you got...?


And even after that,
you ain't want to get out?

No, I mean, I figure
I took the best they got,

and I ain't d*ad, so...

I been slashed,

suffocated, beaten, b*rned,

busted bones.

My proudest moment...


- Hey, you're still here.
- Abso-f*cking-lutely.

I'm resilient as a f*ck.

Either that or you got
a lucky horseshoe up your ass.

You know, luck don't ever play
a role in this f*cking game...


You don't bet on it or against it

'cause it ain't never gonna show up.

And the minute you think
it's on your side,

that's when it runs
the f*ck out and you get got.

Do you understand me?

♪ ♪

Answer me.

I understand.



♪ ♪

I can't win when I come up here, Walter.

I'm either freezing my ass off
or sweating my b*lls off.

- It's Chicago, son.
- [TOMMY] So I keep hearing.

- You good here, Walter?
- I don't know.

- We good here, Tommy?
- Well, I'm guessing you ain't great,

since you called the sit,
but I'm straight.

- Drink?
- I'll pass.

It's like drinking a loaf of bread.

You're not f*cking wrong.

When my old man brought us
over from Ireland to Scotland,

he said the only thing he ever missed

was a cold poured pint of this shite.

Of course, that f*cking arsehole,

he drank himself to death...

left me and my brother
on the streets of Glasgow,

two Belfast boys and Catholics.

All we did was fight
the Protestants and gangs,

but my heart was never in that fight,

but I f*cking loved the v*olence.

Then I came to Chicago,

and I knew all I wanted to do
was fight for this city.

And I met my wife...

God rest her soul...

and had my kids.

And all I wanted to do...

is fight to the death for them.

Oh, is that why you
doubled back on them Serbs?


And I f*cking meant it, Thomas.

I believe I was finishing
a fight that you started.

Oh, ain't no proof of that now, Walter,

but thanks for the invite to the crib.

It looks much bigger during the day.

My son has made some f*cking decisions

that I may not agree with.

Yeah, you've been real clear about that.

But you continue to keep him breathing.

- He pretty good in them streets.
- Pretty good?

Pretty good does not keep you
alive, now, does it?

That's what you do.

So I got a proposition for you.

How about you come and join
the Flynn organization?

Oh, shit, I didn't know
this was a job interview.

I would have wore a suit...

and a big sign

right across my chest
that said "go f*ck yourself."

You showed me exactly
who you was at Dr. Parker's.

You ain't someone
I could ever f*ck with.

You know what I saw
in Dr. f*cking Parker's?

When you walked in the door,

Gloria's little heart

jumped into her f*cking throat.

Two men from her bed

in the same place at the same time.

Oh, amazing how someone
so f*cking innocuous

can cause so many problems.

♪ ♪

And now she's trying
to rip my family apart.

You know what you can't
seem to figure out?

Your son and Gloria are in love...

the real deep kind, too.

And nothing you ever do
or say gonna change that.

She ain't the problem, Walter. You are.

So I guess the only one
you fighting for now is you.

You know what I wish, Tommy?

I wish you'd kept f*cking her...

'cause the reward is seeing your face

after all this is said and done.

♪ ♪

You're in the wrong
neighborhood for a blowout.


Oh, it's beautiful in here.

- It has layers.
- Mm-hmm.

Best things in life do.

People stopped looking below
the surface a long time ago.

Well, that's where all the fun is.

What you doing south of Cermack?

You have the Serb pipeline...

and I have a product
that will change your life.

I can offer you %.

[CHUCKLES] I don't think you want to do

what you about to do.

Oh, I do.

And how do you even know
what I'm about to do

if I haven't even laid out
the terms for you yet?

If you're in here only offering %,

that means you have partners.

And if you have partners
and they're not here with you,

you doing shit behind they back.

And if you doing shit behind they back,

that gets us off on the wrong foot.

I don't need anyone behind me.


♪ ♪

No deal.

♪ ♪

Is it Dahlia?

Goodbye, Diamond.

♪ ♪

[PAULIE] Ever since Maeve d*ed,
you've been pushing them kids

further away
instead of pulling 'em closer.

[WALTER] Well, I tell you something...

I don't know how much time
I'll have left

to put them where they need to be.

I went to see that Dr. Rudin
the other day.


So they did find something?


f*ck it.

Doesn't matter.

You know, I love that boy...

but he's not ready.

He ain't ready to step in.

Well, Maybe Vic ain't the only option.

Come on.

How the f*ck are the powers
that be back home

gonna treat the news
that we put a woman in charge?

You made a Polack your consigliere,

and they've been all right with that.

And if you wait too long
on this, Walter,

might not be
a family business to take over.

I mean, this new shit
that's hitting Chicago

is f*cking with every crew.

If we don't jump on it,
we're gonna be the last in line.


new shit ain't always the best shit.

Our product...
Three decades we've had it.

Why can't they get behind that?

And how the f*ck can I trust them
to get behind anything else?

Maybe they don't want to get involved

'cause of how you f*cking treat them.

How far you think you can push 'em

before they don't wanna come back?


So how the f*ck is this gonna end?

♪ ♪

It ain't gonna be me wiping your ass

and shoveling dirt on your casket.

♪ ♪

Hey, listen.

♪ ♪

That girlfriend thing...

you can call it off.

♪ ♪

I never put it on, Walter.

♪ ♪

Of course you didn't, my Polish brother.

That's why you're my consigliere.

♪ ♪



Yo, man, we need to talk.

You got to get the f*ck out of Chicago.

You and Gloria got to go.

Why the f*ck should I trust you?

Okay, me and you...

We been through some shit together,

and every time I showed you
who the f*ck I was.

I didn't come down on you

for that buyout bullshit, none of it.

So I'ma tell you again...
Grab your girl and bounce.

Why you trying to help me?

I got a soft spot for romance.

[LAUGHS] That's f*cking bullshit.

I got a real hard time

believing that you're trying to help me.

Then believe that I would help her.

I saw your old man.

He wants her gone.

So take this.

It's parked right outside.

It's got a clean title.

It's untraceable. I pulled the GPS.

It's gonna be safer than your
ride. Don't take no highways.

Stick to the surface and back roads
till you out of Illinois.

Keep that woman safe.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

So I saw the incense, books on Buddha.

What's that about?

It's all about change.

I mean, do you think
people are defined forever

by what they've done?

I hope not.

You know what made me so good at my job?

Hey, I...

I never asked.

What did you do before?

[SCOFFS] Come on. Let's not do this.

Do what?

What made me so good
at my job is anonymity...

but that's gone now.

You put anything into a phone,

and you can find out
a person's entire history

with just a click of the button.

That's how you got mine.

Diamond, listen, I di...

You know exactly who I am.

And I know exactly who you are.

So what were you doing
in my booth that night,

and what are you doing
in my f*cking bed?


When we first met,

I was writing a piece
on fallen nations in Chicago...

Young g*ng members with no leadership.

And, yeah, I heard you had gotten out,

so I thought there was
a possible angle there.

Yeah, well, we shared a few angles.

No, I don't have to f*ck
for leads or headlines...

and I didn't go to the diner
that night to meet you.

I was there to meet a CBI soldier

who was gonna give his story,
but he never showed.

Who was it?

Elijah Linden.

Look, I-I never wanted you
to become the story.

That's my editor's vision.

And what's yours?


I don't know.

But if that means
not running the piece on you

and walking away, I'm...
I'm willing to do that.


♪ ♪

Because you're more than a story.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Okay, let's just
zip you up really quick.

Mm, see that?

♪ ♪

Hey, let me get that off.

♪ ♪


- [CLAUDIA] Hey.
- [TOMMY] What's up, kid?

You're gonna need a bigger
place to stack all this paper.


Look, I know I asked
for this to be the setup...

You step forward, I hang back.

- But now you ain't so sure.
- I don't know.

Well, we partners.

Whatever you looking to do,
let's hear it.

[CLAUDIA] I get that I built
this golden cage that I'm in.

But I can't hide in the shadows forever.

So don't hide no more.

- Just like that?
- Just like that.

You looking to step out? Let's go.

Okay, what are you proposing?

You take the clubs. I keep the streets.

There's so much f*cking money
to be made,

we both gonna make stacks.

Okay, but if we do this,

my father will do everything
he can to take this from me.

We drug dealers.

We take that risk
every single f*cking day.

You got to protect what's yours.

You up for that?

- Yeah.
- Good.


♪ ♪

If Walter f*ck with what's yours,

then he's f*cking with what's mines.

And ain't nobody, your old man included,

gonna f*ck with what's mines.

♪ ♪

You deserve this.

I know.


- You're back.
- I'm back.

Never thought I'd see you again.

I know. I'm sorry.

I just... [SIGHS]

...had to get my head straight.

Me too.


But now it's crystal clear.

Come here.

You are the only thing
that matters to me.

Let's get out of here,
leave Chicago for good today.

- What about your family?
- You're my family.

My sister and my father
are never gonna change.

I'm done putting our lives on
hold waiting for that to happen.

- Where would we go?
- Wherever you want.

I sold the land. I paid off your debt.

♪ ♪

We can make a fresh start somewhere new,

somewhere my father will never find us.

Just say yes.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Pack a bag.

We'll leave in a couple hours.


♪ ♪

You obvious as a f*ck, Skinny.

How the f*ck you know I was here?

You didn't even look.

I got eyes in the back of my head.

Now, that'd be some sick shit.

That'd be like superhero shit almost.

So what good news you hear
that you bringing today?

I ain't really got no good news, really.

I'm really just seeing what you into.

You ain't down with CBI no more?

Nah, not as much.

I'm really just trying
to diversify my skill set.

Hey, h-how about you put me on?

I ain't looking for people
who want to pivot.

I'm looking for people
who want to stay put.

Hey, now, wait, look,
I'm a loyal-ass f*ck.

A-and check it out.
I'm a beast with numbers.

- Oh, yeah?
- What? I'm the best.

- Man, throw anything at me.
- All right.

Try me.

- Give me a hard one, too.
- All right.

Let's see what you got.

What's , times...



, , .

That's right.

Yeah, that right.

Give me another one, a harder one.

All right, let's see. Let's see.

What's , divided by ?


. .


Jesus Christ. How the f*ck you do that?

Man, I see numbers in my head.

Like, I always have.

When I was a kid,
I ain't really start reading

till I was, like, six,

and all the teachers at school
thought I was stupid.

But the fact is
I was never f*cking stupid.

I just had all of this math
going on in my head,

like, all the f*cking time.

I could never turn it off.

All right, let's try this.

Paco got two keys of cocaine.

Maria got a half.

Now, Julian,

he need a eighth from Paco
and a quarter from Maria

to finish his cut to get to four keys.

How much coke did Julian start with?

Wait, wait, wait.
Are we going metric system?

Because if we are,

then the " grams to a ounce"

that's technically
putting it all off by . .

I think I got a spot for you, kid.

Yeah! Now, that's what I like to hear.

♪ ♪

Say my name again.


See, I could listen to you all day.

- Hey, can we focus here?

Wow. g*dd*mn.

Your mama made some fine-ass babies.

[BOTH] Thank you.

And y'all didn't know nothing
about each other?

- Nothing.
- No.

You know what that's like?

That is like those talk shows
when people realize

that they got a sibling
down the street...

Are we here to work
or do a f*cking family tree?

[BOTH] Work.

Me and Liliana,
we got some brand-new shit

going on right here.

It's getting big
faster than we ever thought.

We're gonna need an extra pair of hands.

You know I'm good with my hands.

It's because of the trumpet, right?

Uh, sax.

Oh, so cute.

The only thing you ever
gonna be doing with those hands

is this science right here, all right?

You need to produce this product

the exact same way
every time we make a new cut.

Mm-hmm. There is no margin for error.

Got it. Thank you for the opportunity.

Don't be thanking nobody yet.

You can't do this shit,
you ain't got no place here.

But if you can,

and I believe you could,

then the lab gonna be
the only place you gonna be.

It's secure. It's safe.

It's legit from the outside.

Yeah, and from the inside,
all the chemicals is legal

in their individual forms, so...

You'll be a chemist, a cook...

but nothing more, nothing less.

- It's clear?
- Absolutely crystalline.

Whew, I really like
the way that sounded.

Jesus Christ, will you just
walk him through the steps?

Okay, so we got enough here

to see if you have the basic
understanding of mixing.

Well, I was a G in home ec.
This gonna be cake.

- You see what I did there?
- I did.


[BLAXTON] J-nard.

[MARSHALL] J, what's the word, baby?

Yep, what y'all got for me?

♪ ♪

So word on the street is

the pilgrims been moving Dahlia.

Yeah, moving that shit.

Okay, wait.

So they just straight up off
the "Mayflower,"

and now they moving Dahlia now?

I don't... don't get it. I'm confused.

Them the fools with the black hats

and them long-ass beards.

- You know this.
- Yeah, even in the summertime,

they be wearing them
long-ass trench coats.


Oh, shit, n*gga, hold up.
Those are Hassidic Jews.

I know what y'all talking about, bro.

Hassidic Jews, all right?

Y'all country-ass n*gga really
thought they was pilgrims?

- Bro...
- For real?

...Hassidic Jews, Orthodox Jews,

pilgrims, rabbis,
whatever the f*ck ever...

They have Dahlia. We need it.

♪ ♪

All right, you know what?
Y'all n*gga did good.

All right, I know where to look.
Don't worry about it.

- f*ck is wrong with you, dude?

Hey, so how we, um...
How we splitting the bands?

I mean, well,
it's divisible by two, so...

So ten and ten should be cool.

You know...
what y'all n*gga really need

- to do with that bread?
- Mm.

Y'all need to take that money

and go y'all asses down
to Chicago State.

Hop on the red line. Get off on th.

- All right, man.
- Enroll in history classes, okay?


[VIC] How's it going, Uncle Paulie?

Everything okay?

Yeah, just heading north
to check on your cousin.

[VIC] Yeah, he stopped by Simon's wake.

He seems like
he's doing a little better.

Yeah, until he ain't.



- You're a good boy, Vic.

Always have been.

Your old man might not see it,
but he knows it.

And if he don't...

I do.

I'd be damn proud
to have a son like you.

Yeah, I wish he was.

Just... he makes it so f*cking
impossible sometimes.

This next thing
I got to tell you ain't easy.

Your dad met with Tommy Egan
about bringing him in.


I knew I couldn't trust
that f*ck.


♪ ♪

Thank you for coming through,
Uncle Paulie.

I took an oath to the family...

but I have a deeper loyalty...

...to this family.

♪ ♪

Thanks for the beer.

♪ ♪

You got to trust the spoon.
Lay it down flat.

Don't dump it.

How's he doing?

He's showing some real skill for this.

♪ ♪

I'm not gonna let you down, bro.

Believe that.

Oh, I do.

♪ ♪

Mm-hmm, yep.

♪ ♪


Give me the pack.

What are you talking about?

Look, I know you Moishe's man.

You got Dahlia, right?

Give me the f*cking pack.
I ain't gonna ask you again.

f*ck you, schvartze.

♪ ♪


This would have been so much easier...

if you were a f*cking pilgrim.

- [g*n]


♪ ♪

[PAULIE] Your dad met with Tommy Egan

about bringing him in.

[VIC] I knew I couldn't trust
that f*ck.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


[COUSIN BUDDY] Okay, Chicago
coming back on the quick.

[CHUCKLES] I knew you n*gga
would see the way.

[JENARD] n*gga, forget everything

we been thinking, all right?

This what we on now.

- Designer shit?
- You already know.

n*gga, I look like some Chicago
b*tch dripping in labels?

- I mean, sh...
- Ah, don't say it, n*gga.

n*gga, this Gary. We
repping one thing...

Long money.

This shit right here has a shelf life.

Molly? [SCOFFS]

Molly only around for white kids

that want to escape
they suburban bullshit.

[BLAXTON] Ain't no color lines
on this shit.

Everybody and they mama

gonna be wanting to f*ck
with this, cousin.

All right. You don't believe me?

h*t it.

For real, n*gga, try.

- But not too much, though.
- Hmm.

♪ ♪

Enjoy the ride, n*gga.

See y'all n*gga on the moon.

♪ ♪

Give me this shit.

♪ ♪

[BLAXTON] Come on, cousin.

♪ ♪



♪ ♪

What the f*ck...

is this shit?

Black magic.

How can we get down on this? [SNIFFS]

And how much it gonna cost us?

Ain't gonna cost you nothing, cousin.

Just b*ll*ts and bodies, all right?

When I call you,
I just need y'all to be ready

to come to Chicago and smoke
every f*ck standing

between us and that shit.

Gary ready.

My n*gga.

- Indeed.
- [JENARD] Mm-hmm.

All right, fool.

♪ ♪

Gloria Flynn has such a nice ring to it.

- Don't you think?
- Mm, does it though?

Oh, what, you don't think so?

- I don't know.

Maybe you should take my name,
fresh start and all.

We're finally doing it.

Yes, we are.

I love you so much.

I love you, too.


♪ ♪



♪ ♪

Vic. Vic!

Vic, are you okay?

- Uh, you... are you okay?
- Yeah, I'm fine.


- [GLORIA] Your face.

♪ ♪

Oh, f*ck, get down, now!

♪ ♪


[g*n CLICKS]


Glo, we're good.

Glo, get up.

Glo? Gloria?


♪ ♪


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

No, please, Gloria, no.

Please, babe. Talk to me, come on.

♪ ♪

Baby, you're good.

You're good, babe.



♪ ♪


♪ ♪



♪ ♪


♪ ♪


- Oof.

♪ ♪


Who the f*ck is this?

♪ ♪

It's your son.

♪ ♪
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