Ozark – S04E01 – The Beginning of the End | Transcript

Marty and Wendy wrestle with a problematic offer. Ruth goes out on her own, Jonah rebels, and Omar's nephew makes his presence known.
Ozark - Season 4

Original release date: January 21, 2022

In a flashforward, the Byrdes discuss an upcoming FBI meeting in their minivan when Marty takes his eyes off the road and the minivan is nearly struck by an oncoming truck before rolling over. In the present, Navarro’s guests enjoy his party while Marty and Wendy wash off Helen’s blood in a bathroom. At the party, Navarro tells them they are considered celebrities because they convinced the FBI to take down the Lagunas cartel. Navarro introduces his nephew Javier, who is anxious to assume a cartel leadership role and asks how they will persuade Darlene to stop selling heroin. In a meeting with Marty and Wendy, Navarro says Javi is impatient to take over, and will kill them all if he senses weakness. Navarro asks the Byrdes to broker a deal that enables him to retire with immunity from prosecution and freedom to travel. Wendy resists but Marty agrees to attempt to arrange it. Private Investigator Mel Sattem attempts to find Helen so she can sign documents related to her pending divorce. Sherrif Nix visits Helen’s home at Sattem’s suggestion, where he discovers Javi. Javi kills Nix, then delivers the body to the Bydes for disposal at their crematorium.

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[bugs chirring]

[“Bring It On Home To Me” by Sam Cooke playing]

♪ If you ever change your mind ♪

♪ About leaving, leaving me behind ♪

♪ Baby, bring it to me… ♪

God, I love his voice.

♪ Bring it on home to me ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah… ♪

We’re all set for the FBI tomorrow.

[sarcastically] Oh, joy.

What’s their temperature?

Does it get above chilly?

Well, they’ll be there, anyway.

Mm-hmm. That is true.

Forty-eight more hours.

I’m calling the moving company this afternoon.

Whenever. Jonah and I are packed.

Too soon?

[Marty] Yeah. Much.


Well, um, we found an old stack of hundreds from the Blue Cat wall.

[Marty] Really?

We just decided to leave it for someone to find one day.

We put it in the Bible.

[chuckling] Well, that will go unfound for a long time.

How’s the top of the Belle looking?

Incredible, and we’ve doubled our table space to handle all the RSVPs.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to go if you don’t want to.

[truck horn blaring]

[shouting] Dad!


[tires screeching]

[airbags hissing]

[song picks back up]

♪ But I forgive you ♪

♪ Bring it to me ♪

♪ Bring your sweet loving ♪

♪ Bring it on home to me ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

[music drifts away]

[party music playing faintly]

[indistinct chatter]

[“Tierra Mexicana” by C-Kan blasting on stereo]

[children screaming joyfully]

Can you fix that?

[door opens]

[door closes]

[menacing music playing]

[“Brillo” by Niña Dioz playing]

You two are celebrities.

How so?

The US Army raided the Lagunas compound.

You two brought the full force of the American government down on their enemy.

So, salud.


My uncle tells me you’re from Chicago.

Oh, please tell me nothing has changed.

Well, it’s been a little while since we lived there.

Wendy, Marty, this is Javier.

Javi. He’s my sister’s little boy.

He went to business school in Chicago.


[Marty] Good school.

Eh, it’s fine.

What it is, however, is downtown.

[Omar] Mmm.

I miss it. I’m going back to Chicago soon, on business.

Ah, well, if by business you mean bottle service and loose women, well…

Ah. I’ll give you a full report. Heh.

So, uh…

Darlene Snell.

What do you plan to do?

What do you mean?

I am getting the name right, aren’t I?


The poppy farmer…

who killed Del and poisoned our product when she was supposed to be our partner.

You got the name right, I just… I don’t understand what you mean.

[Javi] Before she passed, Helen told us that this woman was planning to replant her poppies.

Near our casino.

Small annoyances weigh on my nephew.

I had a good teacher.

He said that to lose face was to lose everything.

Which is why Marty has been tasked with making her stop, no?

Yes. We’re on it.

Gonna shut that down.

Good. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have some things we need to discuss. Huh?



My nephew is impatient.

His entire generation is.

So, this, um, craziness with Darlene, uh, we can just ignore her, she’s…

No. That you must do.

Your greatest threat will always come from the inside, Marty. Never forget that.

I thought business school would make my nephew more prudent, but he’s pushing against me, searching for cracks.

And if he senses any weakness, well, he’ll try and make a move.

What kind of move?

He’ll kill me.

And you.

Well, anyone who he sees as important to me, which is why he can never know what we’re about to speak of.

What God knows, he knows, Wendy.

You will use your influence to allow me to walk away.

Well, uh, what does that mean, exactly?

I will walk away from my business.

I will be free of the threat of arrest or assassination.

And I will be able to move freely to the United States, back and forth, where you have established my children’s business empire.

I’m sorry, that’s impossible.

Please don’t use that word, Wendy.

What other word could I use?

Uh, I think… I think what Wendy means is that the… the FBI, uh, they don’t make any agreements that aren’t advantageous to them.

I am aware that I will have to make some concessions.

[Wendy] Concessions?



[suspenseful drumbeat throbbing]

Isn’t this exactly what you were doing, Wendy?

With your foundation?

The brand?

What? You can transform yourself into a pillar of society, but you won’t do the same for me?

[Marty] You know, to be fair, we’re not… We’re not globally-recognized cartel leaders on every most wanted list in the world.

Well. Do this and you are free of your obligation to me.

I’m sorry, it’s… It’s just… not doable.

Okay, then why are you still alive?

This is what I want.

This is why I chose you.

[chuckles softly]

Now please, go and enjoy the party.

I spent over $10,000 on crab alone.

[woman] Can I help you?

Oh no, I’m just… just waiting on someone.

You’re that maid that used to work here.

Till you fucking fired me, held back my last check.

Well, you ripped off half my guests.

I should have stole your makeup bag, saved us both an uncomfortable fucking situation.

[woman scoffs]

I’m calling the sheriff.

Mr. Benton.

You must be Miss Langmore.

Yes. Hi.

Stan Benton. Lorna, we’re gonna borrow your office if that’s okay.

[Lorna] Of course, yeah.

[Ruth chuckles]

[Stan] Just trying to get my head around it.

[Ruth] No I… I understand.

[Stan] So you’re offering to buy this place outright for $450,000?

Mm-hmm. Uh… you can see here, I’m approved for a business loan from the First Bank of Osage.

It’s a good offer.

Uh, well, it’s a really good offer.

[Ruth] So?

[Stan exhales]

[sighing] Oh…

Oh Lord.

It’s just all rushing back. [chuckles]

Mm. I’m sure. [forced chuckle]

I mean, I watched my kids grow up running around this place.


Heck, I even watched Lorna’s kids grow up here.

[Ruth] Hmm.

And I’m sure they’re all fine specimens of human…

Um, but you’re staring down a recession and I’m offering you ten percent above market.

Yeah, I know. It’s just um…

Well, how about this. What say I waive any inspections and we get this done?


[Ruth] Why?

Well, why do you want the Lazy-O?

[scoffs] Because I’m… I’m sentimental?

‘Cause, uh, I got ADD and need something new?

Does it matter? [chuckles]

A little bit. Yeah.

[tense music builds slowly]

I want to own a piece of this town.

When city people come on vacation, I want to be the face they see.

My place, representing.

Pleasure doing business with you.

Oh, and uh, Lorna darling, you’re fucking fired.

[Wyatt] The Lazy-fucking-O!

[laughing] I made it seem like the place really meant something to me.

[both chuckle]

Oh Christ.

Remember the fucking raccoons that used to live under the ice machine?

I told him I wanted to show all the tourists how special we could be here.

They used to make me use this leaf blower every day, even if it was completely bare.

I must have blown the same ten leaves around that place for a fucking year.

[Ruth laughing]

I think you two are just a step ahead of me.

What actually made you want to buy some fleabag motel anyway?

I mean, we need a business to launder money through.

Oh no, hun.

No, that’s not a problem. We got… We got a system.

From what I can tell, Jacob mostly depended on a wink and a handshake with Henry down at First Osage.

We can’t rely on that no more.

I can set up numbered accounts, take us offshore.

And you bought this place in your name?

Well, it… it shields the farm to have it in a separate name, launder-wise, but it does bring up a question about our partnership.

We should probably talk percentages.

[Wyatt] Oh no, we don’t need to talk about money.

No. Ruth is right. It’s best to be direct and clear.

Um, well, what seems fair to me, seeing as it’s your farm, you get 50% and me and Wy will split the other half, 25 each.

Your cut seems fair.

Wyatt and I will split the other 75% evenly between us.

[“Vehicle” by The Ides Of March playing]

[scoffs] All this good news!

I’m gonna get us some champagne!

[Wyatt exhales deeply]

♪ Hey, well, I’m the friendly stranger In the black sedan ♪

♪ Won’t you hop inside my car? ♪

♪ I got pictures, got candy I’m a lovable man ♪

♪ And I can take you To the nearest star ♪

♪ I’m your vehicle, baby ♪

♪ I’ll take you anywhere you want to go ♪

♪ I’m your vehicle, woman ♪

♪ By now I’m sure you know ♪

♪ That I love ya ♪

♪ Love ya ♪

♪ I need ya ♪

♪ Need ya ♪

♪ I want ya Got to have you, child ♪

♪ Great God in heaven You know I love you ♪

[music halts]

[engine stops]

[door bell chimes]

[keyboard clacking]



[door creaks and closes]

[Jonah] Hey.

[Ruth] Hey.

[Jonah sighs]

I thought you should have these.

It’s… It’s Ben’s ashes.

He loved you.

He loved you too.

I don’t think you should work for my parents anymore.

I don’t. I quit.

I ask why.

Why don’t you think I should work for your parents?

Because my mom was the one who had Ben killed.

So, you know?


You come visit him.


See that couch?

He really loved that couch.

Your parents know these ashes are missing?

They’re in Mexico.



[softly] Fucking piece of shit.

[door opens]

What are you doing here?

Marty asked for me to cover for him while he’s in Mexico.

Get away from the desk.

Charlotte, what’s going on?

Get away from the fucking desk.


You don’t gotta do that.

I talked to my parents before they left for Mexico, which is why I’m here covering.

Kenny, she needs to be gone, now.

Escort her out and make sure she doesn’t come back.

Yes, ma’am.


Okay, okay, okay.


I’ll leave.

[methodical drumbeat playing]


Charlotte? Jonah?

[Charlotte] It’s fine!

We’re fine.

What happened?


But, we have some issues.

[Marty] What the hell happened?

I shot the windows out.

Why? Why’d you shoot the windows out?

I was upset because mom killed Ben.

Tell me it isn’t true.

It’s not that simple.

That’s not what Helen said.

Well, she’s wrong.

[Jonah] Yeah, let’s give her a call. See what she says.

Helen’s dead.


So Ben didn’t have to die?

[Marty] Jonah, um, listen…

No! No, if Helen was going to die anyway, then there’s no reason for Ben to be killed.

[Marty] Well, the world doesn’t work like that, pal.

[doorbell chimes]

You guys expecting somebody?

Can I help you?

Hi, Marty Byrde?

[Marty] Can I help you?

Hi, my name is Mel Sattem,

I’m a private investigator up from Chicago, I’m…


I’ll keep this super short, I’m looking for Helen Pierce, your business partner.

Seems she kind of dropped off the face of the Earth.

It’s my job to find her so that she can sign some documents.

It’s not a great time.

Well, long story short…

Her husband’s trying to expedite the divorce so he can get remarried.

Love, am I right?

Uh, I have no idea where she is. Honey, have you heard from her?

[Wendy] No.

No, she planned to go home to Chicago. I assumed she was there.

Should we be worried?

[Mel] Oh no, no, no. It’s probably just games.

You know, legal maneuvering, nasty divorce.

The only problem is I don’t get a signature, I don’t clock out.

I don’t clock out… I get squirrelly.

[chuckling] But… not your problem.

Sorry we were unable to help.


You should talk to her daughter, Erin.

See what she knows.

I’ll do that. Thank you.

Why don’t you leave me your card and if I hear from her, I’ll let you know.

[Mel] All right.

[Marty] Okay.

Appreciate it.

You got it, Mel.

[Charlotte sighs]

[car engine turns over]

Clean this shit up.

[door closes]

[Wyatt] You okay?

Mmm. It’s probably just the champagne.

Are you happy?

Of course I’m happy.

You didn’t have to do that, you know?

With the percentages.

Zip your mouth.


What’s mine is yours.

Just… thanks for bringing Ruth into this.

I wouldn’t want it any other way.

[drink pouring]

I, um, I put a… new lock on the gun cabinet and I stored all the shells in the safe.

I shouldn’t have snapped at him.

Well, he shot up the house, you know?


Maybe ease up just a little, you know, considering.

How do you explain this to a teenager whose only job is to hate you in the first place?

[Marty] Jonah doesn’t hate anything.

He doesn’t, he’s… You know, he just needs a breath.

And he’s… He’s smart.

He’s… He’s going to see that we just need to push through to the other side, and then we’ll be free of the cartel and we’re gonna have all the political capital we need to change people’s lives, Wendy.

I’m not fucking losing.

I believe you.

So, how do we not lose?

The only way anyone ever not loses anything.

We need large numbers of money and then we need to buy all the people.

I have a call into Jim Rettelsdorf.


And then somehow we have to turn Omar Navarro into a model citizen.


And then we need to convince Darlene Snell to shut down her heroin operation.

Of course we do.

[woman] Working in conjunction with Federales, the US Special Forces breached the compound here.

Members of the Lagunas Cartel returned fire.

Four members of the cartel were killed, including the organization’s third in command.

We were able to confiscate heroin with a street value of $350 million, as well as cash and a small arsenal of weapons.

I’d like to applaud Agent Miller for the intel that led to the raid.

[all applauding]

This is a rundown of the insight that we gleaned on the Lagunas operation.

Please review it before our next briefing.

Thank you.

Agent Miller, a moment?

I know how much the chance to be in the field means to you.

Stay in Jefferson City. I want you near the Ozarks.

When you get back from maternity leave, I am not sending you back to forensic accounting.


Thank you, ma’am.

[Wendy, sarcastically] Oh good. The kids could make it.

[Marty] Should we get started?

Not until our other partner gets here.


[Ruth] Fucking hell, Kenny, I am supposed to be here!

Mr. Byrde.

[Marty] She’s… She’s fine. Thank you.

Thank you, Kenny.

What about your Amazon lawyer? We waiting on her?

[Marty] We are not.

Good to go.

You’re laundering money for them?

That’s why you were in Marty’s office trying to steal his software.

Couldn’t make it on your own. Is that it?

So what’s this message from Mexico that’s so important you had to drag us all in here?

Uh, the Navarro Cartel has been made aware by you, Darlene, that you intend to start producing heroin again, and they have instructed us to warn you not to.

[Darlene laughing]

[Marty] Not a joke.


[Marty] No.

Darlene and Jacob ran their farm well before you guys ever even came to the Ozarks, so…

Okay, but we did come. It’s a different world now, that’s a fact.

[Darlene] So is the fact that I don’t give a good goddamn what you or your Mexicans have to say about anything.

Okay, but if you don’t do this, their response is gonna be quick and it’s gonna be brutal.

We’re just the messengers here.



Because you don’t take fucking action. Do you?

That’s for other people.

This isn’t a personal squabble.

This is real.

[scoffing] Oh!

Oh, I know it’s fucking real.

[Wendy] No, you don’t.

Helen worked for that cartel for ten years, they blew her brains out two feet from us.

We had to wash pieces of her out of our hair.

That’s real.

[Marty] So we had a moral obligation to give you this news.

Your life is in danger, so is Wyatt’s, so is Zeke’s.

I’ll worry about my family. Thank you.

Now unless there’s anything else you have to say?

That’s it.

Ruth. Ruth.

Please make her listen.

Don’t get yourself killed.

Like you fucking care.

[Marty] Of course I care.

[Wendy] Don’t bother. She’s made her bed.


Hey, look, don’t let them get to you, okay? You don’t work for them anymore.

I kind of thought of Helen like some giant fucking machine, like a thresher or some shit.

I didn’t think she could be fucking killed.

Don’t worry, Darlene’s got this. Okay?

Look, I should go.

No, Wendy’s right.

No, I… I’m fucked.

I… I need Marty’s software.

I know how to run the system.

I just don’t know how to build the fucking system.

You’ll figure it out. I’m sure.

I’m… I’m serious.

So am I! I have faith.


Because you’re Ruth fucking Langmore! That’s why!

[truck engine turns over]

[Mel] But she hasn’t returned phone calls in two days.

[Nix] Yeah, well, I’m afraid this is the first I’m hearing about it.

So, you check back here in 48 hours and I can consider her a missing person.

I know. But in the meantime, it’s just, maybe you could, uh…

you know, run by her place, check inside, find out what she’s up to, see if there’s any signs of foul play, you know?

Sheriff stuff.

To be honest, I don’t know what business Helen Pierce had here in the Ozarks and I don’t want to know.

What does that mean?

[sighs] Nothing.

Dude, I just need a signature. Please.

I got a cat that misses me in Chicago, her name’s Loretta Lynne.

She’s gonna chew her own paw off if I don’t get back to her in time, so just give me a little help and I’ll be out of your life forever.

Well, I’m sorry, but it sounds like you’ve got a divorce case and a wife who doesn’t want her husband to find her, and that’s not my business.



Just in case you change your mind.

[elevator dings]

[Maya] I’m not supposed to speak to you with your hearing pending.

Right. Because you’re by the book.

It’s not my fault you’re getting disciplined.

You reported me!

Because you accepted a confession you knew was false.

And you knew could get someone killed.

See, you…

I’ve busted my ass for 15 years.

I’m trying to take drugs off the street. I’m trying to save people’s lives.

Same as you. Fifteen years.

What do you want?

I want… I want you to understand all that before you get in front of the board and make it sound like it’s something it’s not.

You want to know the truth?

Straight up?

Straight up.

I don’t give a shit about your motivation.

The only thing that matters is what you did, and what you did was wrong.

Now, you need to leave me be.


You don’t get to have it both ways.

You don’t get to act like you’re on the high road when you really down here on the ground with the rest of us.

You know what I think? I…


That I’m a hypocrite?

That I’m a purist who makes compromises?

You gonna tell me how other agents think I got a commendation for being the pawn of a drug cartel operative, so how dare I look at the world as black and white?

Is that the truth you about to drop?

Get yourself home.

You don’t want them to see you here while you’re suspended.

[menacing music playing]

Thank you for cleaning up the living room.

Didn’t think I had a choice.

[Wendy] You didn’t… but I appreciate it anyway.

Speaking of which, thank you for dealing with Ruth at the casino.

[Charlotte] Yeah, of course.

What did Ruth do?

Ruth tried to steal the proprietary financial software that I wrote for the, um, shell companies.

Would she even be able to reconcile the accounts if she doesn’t have access to the offshore servers?

Okay, the point is… she’s not our people anymore.

And if she comes anywhere near the casino, or this house, you stay away from her and you let us know immediately.

I’ve already spoken to Matt in security and he’s briefed every shift change.



[Charlotte chuckles]

[Wendy] You spoken to Maya yet?

No, she won’t return my calls.

Well, that’s not good.

I thought we were done with the FBI.

Well, we’re gonna need Maya’s help because, uh, we have been asked to, uh… uh, essentially launder Omar Navarro.

[Jonah] That’s impossible.

No it’s not.

What exactly do you mean by “launder him”?

Well, he wants to be free to come and go between US and Mexico, uh, in return for… uh, I don’t know, helping the government when they need it.

It’s just not possible.

[Wendy] It is.

[Marty] You know, the important thing is, if all goes well, we have a promise that we’re free of our obligation to him, okay?

In six months we could be completely out from under this.


Yeah, in third grade, we learned about the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

There were like 600 acres and on the grounds there’s this building called the Hall for Prayer for Good Harvests.

It’s circled by this thing called the Echo Wall.

Okay. Okay, we get it.

[Jonah] Even when people are whispering, you just hear the same things repeated over and over…

Okay, enough. You want to be a smart-ass?

You want to hate me? Fine.

But everything your father is saying is true.

And with our foundation, everything this family has sacrificed, everything, is gonna at least give us the power to do whatever good we want to do.

We… We can be the most powerful family in the Midwest.

With the full endorsement of the goddamn FBI to boot.

People will find out where the money came from.

You need to grow up. This is America.

People don’t care where your fortune came from and in two election cycles, it’ll be just some… some myth, some gossip.

Some fucking cocktail party.

[knocking on sliding door]

I think your doorbell’s broken.

Jesus Christ. This guy.

We’re having dinner, okay?

[Mel] I… I just need a second.

Well, it’s sacred time, we’re eating.

This is you, right? At Helen’s house?

I was angry because she had my uncle committed.

Jonah, be quiet.

If you look at the rest of the footage, you’ll see she was alive when I left.

Okay, enough.

Why would you think she’s dead?

How’d you get this? Did you have a warrant?

I just show you a picture of your son holding a shotgun on your business partner and that’s what you’re worried about, a warrant?

This is a… This is a family matter, okay?

Look, I just need a signature, dude…

Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Good night.

[Mel] I just need a signature!

[Marty] Okay. I, uh… I think that this is a time where we all just need to make sure we don’t lose our heads.

What the fuck were you doing?


I went there to shoot her before she could kill our whole family.

That’s when she told me what you did to Ben.

Did you know about this?

Not that part.

Don’t walk away.

Where do you think you’re going?


[Wendy] No, you’re not!

[Marty] Hey, I’m serious. This is all very complicated.

We need to sit and talk it out like a family.

You’re not leaving this fucking house!

Can you calm down, please? Everybody just stay calm.

I am calm.

All right, I’m completely calm.

And I know you can’t stop me.

Bullshit, I can’t!

You’re grounded.

Can you dial that down just a tiny bit?

You don’t think attempted murder is cause for grounding?

[tense music playing]

I have a key. You don’t need to stay up.


Hey, I’m… I’m sorry, I can go.

No, I was serious. Anytime.


Here. Catch.

You know, I have my own software.

For money laundering.

And I made tweaks to my Dad’s. Mine’s better.

But the accounts have been up and running for a while now, and you can…

And you can have them if you want.

Why would you do that?


You should probably know, I’m… I’m working with Darlene.

I know you guys had some shit in the past with your hair and all.

[chuckles softly] It looks good, by the way.

You, um…

You know she’s crazy, right?

[Ruth chuckles]

Well, yeah.

But who the fuck isn’t?

And this way, I got to work with Wyatt.


Those accounts… are they really up and running?

You ever had a red flag?


What if you did the laundering for me?

You know, I bought the Lazy-O Motel.

[chuckles] That’s where you first stole from us.

It’s a fucking perfect place to run receipts through.

Look, I um… I’m… I’m not… I’m not sure.

No, right.

No, I mean, it’s just…

Seriously. Forget it.


You stay as long as you want.

[phone buzzing]

Hey, uh, Maya. It’s Marty again.

Uh, if you could, please call me back. It’s… It’s really important. Um…

It’s important for, uh, for me, um, for uh… for the uh… for the Bureau. Um…

Anyway, call me back when you can, please. Thank you.

Hey, there.

[Javi] Hola.

Hi, what a surprise.

I was in Chicago for work. Uh…

I have some new restaurant recommendations for you and Wendy, by the way.

[Marty] Oh. Thank you.

Anyway, I figured I’d come and check out the operation.

It’s beautiful.

[Marty] Well, yeah.

So much classier than I imagined.

Oh yeah?

New Orleans style, huh?

Um, yeah, it is.

So, tell me.

That hillbilly cunt.

Does she still think she can push her heroin in our backyard?

You know what? Um…

This place has been crawling with feds.

I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to be here.

Hmm. You’re right. Mmm.

We’ll go to your place.

My place?

We can get pastries.

[door opens and closes]

[footsteps approaching]

Where did you go last night?

Why? So you can tell Mom and Dad?

No, I’m just worried about you.

I just rode my bike around.

You need to get your shit together, you’re starting to scare me.

Hey, their plan is make believe.

We need to give them time.

We have.

All Mom cares about is protecting us.

Her killing Ben is the same as you killing me. Can you imagine killing me?

This is different. Ben was mentally ill.

That’s not an answer.

Mom’s right. You do need to grow up.

[Jonah] And maybe you need to get some opinions of your own.

[door opens and slams shut]

Javi was just wondering how things were going with Darlene.

I brought us pastries.

[Wendy] That is so nice of you.

Yeah. Yeah.

I um… I told him that we had a very, uh… productive initial meeting.

Yeah, that’s right. Uh…

We have to progress very carefully because you know she controls the local sheriff, so, we don’t want her to set his sights on us.

But you made headway?

Oh yeah. Yeah.

Good… Good headway.

Well, let’s fucking hope so. Gracias.


Do you have to go back to Mexico this afternoon?

You know, I thought I might take a day or two here.

Kick back a little. Relax.

Oh, that’s nice. Where are you staying?

At Helen’s. You know, since she’s not using it.

[Marty] Mm-hmm.

[Javi sighs]


I need to confess.

Um, when my uncle first told me about your disagreement with Helen, my vote was to kill the two of you.

No offense.

Of course not.

I miss Helen.

She was sexy.

Like a scary, mean teacher.

[chuckles lightly]

Clearly, my uncle has confidence in you.

After all, you’ve delivered a casino and the intervention of the US government.

Mm-hmm. Yeah, we keep our heads down and we just stay at it.

How’s your work going setting up assets for his children?

Good. Of course, it was Helen who was handling the legal end of things.

[Javi] Right.


[“Can I Kick It?” by A Tribe Called Quest playing]

[Javi] Mmm.

[sighs deeply]

So nice to get to do this.


[Wendy chuckles politely]

♪ Can I kick it ♪

♪ Yes you can… ♪

[Ruth laughing]


♪ Yes you can ♪

♪ Can I kick it? ♪

♪ Yes you can… ♪

Ruth, can you beer me?


♪ Can I kick it? ♪

♪ Yes you can ♪

♪ Well, I’m gone… ♪

[Ruth laughing]

♪ Can I kick it? To all the people Who can Quest like A Tribe does… ♪



I want to do it.

I’ll launder your money.

Well, then.

♪ If you feel the urge to freak Do the Jitterbug ♪

♪ Come and spread your arms If you really need a hug… ♪

Get your ass over here.

♪ A life filled with fun That’s what I love ♪

♪ A lower plateau is what we’re above ♪

♪ If you diss us, we won’t even think of ♪

♪ Will Nipper the doggy Give a big shove? ♪

♪ This rhythm really fits Like a snug glove ♪

♪ Like a box of positives It’s a plus, love ♪

♪ As the Tribe flies high like a dove ♪

[instrumental continues]

[office chatter]



[“Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy playing on stereo]

[doorbell chimes]

I’m looking for Helen Pierce.

I’m her friend.

I’m staying here while she’s away for a while.

Is everything okay?

Do you know how I can get in touch with her?


You’re the sheriff.

Like… Like, the… sheriff.

[Nix] That’s right. That’s me.

Wow. [chuckles]

[Nix] I just need to find a way to get a hold of her.

Hold on a sec. Let me turn the music down.

[volume increases]

Did he tell you where he went?

He said he just rode around on his bike.

You believe him?

I mean, it’s not like him to lie.

Um. I, uh…

[sighs] I think we got to be careful to… have a consistent voice. Okay?

I know.


I just, I think that, you know, we just…

We can’t contradict each other in front of the kids.

I think we should be parenting from the same direction, you know?

You’re right.

I vote forward.

[car honks]

I solved your problem.

Come have a look.

You own a crematorium.


[ominous music playing]

[intense driving drumbeat playing]


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