Ozark – S04E08 – The Cousin of Death | Transcript

Devastated by a tremendous loss, Ruth heads to Chicago to enact revenge as Marty tries to talk her out of doing something she might regret.
Ozark - Season 4

Original release date: April 29, 2022

Javi directs Marty to clean up the scene of Darlene and Wyatt’s murders, but Marty finds that police are already there. Ruth implores Jonah and Charlotte for information and Charlotte tells her Javi will be meeting the next day with Marty, Wendy and Clare at Shaw Medical in Chicago. Jonah provides Ruth with a photo of Javi taken from his business school yearbook. Ruth observes as Marty, Wendy, and Javi arrive for the meeting. Javi asks Clare for stock options in Shaw Medical on behalf of his mother Camila. After the meeting, Marty spots Ruth on the streets and admonishes her not to kill Javi. Javi meets with a professor from his business school to discuss a donation, and beats the man in retaliation for his past condescension. That night, Ruth corners the Byrdes and Clare at dinner, forces Clare to take them to her office, then demands that they call Javi. Wendy lures Javi to Clare’s office with the promise of signing an agreement for the stock options. Ruth shoots him dead as soon as he arrives, then returns home while the Byrdes and Clare clean up the scene.

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[Wyatt] All right, here’s an easy one. The Chronic.

“Intro” then “Fuck Wit Dre Day.” Sticky Fingers.

Uh, “Brown Sugar.” Illmatic.

“The Genesis.”

The White Album.

“Back in the USSR.” The Black Album.

“Interlude” then “December 4th.”


Oh, fuck you.

What… [laughs]

You don’t know it?

[inhales] Uh…

Taylor Swift’s Red?

Going once, going twice. [scoffs]


“State of Grace.” [scoffs]


[exhales, coughs, mutters]

It feels like my tongue’s asleep.



Tongue is asleep.

Uh-huh. Mm-hmm.

[inhales] Oh.


[exhales] I was thinking, we should get some, like, big-ass speakers for outside on the porch there, like, real festival-sized shit.

Hmm, and a guesthouse, so if there’s anyone we don’t wanna deal with, we don’t have to.

And that driveway there, you know, the circular kind, where you never even have to back up.

Put the pool over there.


What the fuck do we need a pool for?

What do you mean? You always need a pool.

Says who?

It’s a big house. If you got a big house… [exhales] …you gotta have a pool, right?

Why do we need a fucking pool when we have a lake?

You know what? You don’t understand the first thing about being fuckin’ rich.

You don’t have any idea either. Do you?

No. [exhales]

[both laughing]

[Wyatt] I don’t.



[Ruth] You know, you’d actually have to give up sleeping up here.

Yeah, I know. [exhales]

[clears throat]

Wanna know something crazy?


I’m, like, deathly afraid of heights.


What… what the fuck…


What the fuck are you talking about?

You come up here every night.

[Wyatt] I know.

How fucking stupid is that?




I need you to clean something up for me, then get to Chicago.

Okay, can you… can you tell me what you’re talking about, Javi?

I set a meeting for tomorrow morning at Shaw.

I want to renegotiate the terms of our deal.

Okay, um, and… and the cleanup? Tell me… tell me about that.

What… what do I have to clean up?


I finally took care of that hillbilly cunt.

[Marty] Wow. Really?

Um, why… why the fuck did you do that?

My uncle should have done it when she killed Del.

It’s done now.

Clean it the fuck up, and I’ll see you in Chicago.

You got it.

[line beeps]

He expects us to clean up the scene and then, uh, and then get to Chicago.

We gotta meet with Clare at Shaw in the morning.

You didn’t tell him about Ruth?

[Marty] Mm-hmm. Why would I do that?

She wants to kill him.

Okay, if I… if I tell him, then, you know, I put her in danger for no good reason.

How about keeping him alive to keep our family safe?

I’d say that’s a pretty good reason.

Wendy, you know him. He’d kill her just for thinking it.

It’s not our business.

[Marty scoffs]

[Jonah] Of course it’s our business.

Look, this is not personal.

It’s Ruth.

Look, can you just… just let your father and I talk this out?

[Jonah] No, no. Hey, what could you possibly still have to figure out?

She is talking about killing someone.

I’m… I’m trying to figure out a way to keep us all safe.

Would you take me to the motel?

[Wendy] Oh, come on, Jonah!

[Charlotte] Sure.

Can you just… can you give us a second?


I’m right.

No, you’re just… you’re being emotional.

Are you fucking kidding me?

I’m sorry, okay?

I’ll rip your tongue out of your mouth!

I’m sorry. I just…

Come on! Emotional!

[Marty] We need to talk practically.

That’s what I am doing.

If Javi dies, we have no leverage against Navarro.

He’s not gonna die.

[Wendy] We’re as good as dead.

You’re the one who’s always preaching safety!

[Marty] Uh-huh.

The safe thing is to tell him about Ruth.

Why can’t you admit that?

Because it’s bullshit, Wendy.

This isn’t about safety. This is about the foundation, right?

This is about you trying to do everything to make sure nothing threatens the deal.

Do I want Javi to die and fuck up everything we’ve sacrificed?


Even more of a reason to warn him.

I-I won’t get her killed, Wendy, okay?

She’d be getting herself killed.


[Wendy] I know you care about her.

You know me. You might not believe it, but I care about her too.

She’s just… she’s not thinking about what might happen to us.

Mm-hmm. Well, she’s distracted. Her cousin just got murdered.

She’s trying to fucking kill the man.

She doesn’t even know what the guy looks like.

How’s she gonna find him, huh?

And even if she does, how’s she gonna get to him?


All this and you still… you don’t understand people’s will?

[“NY State of Mind” by Nas playing]

♪ Yeah, yeah! ♪

♪ Yo, Black, it’s time, word ♪

♪ Word, it’s time, man ♪

♪ It’s time, man ♪

♪ All right, begin ♪

♪ Yeah! Straight out the fucking dungeons of rap ♪

♪ Where fake n*ggas don’t make it back ♪

♪ I don’t know how To start this shit, yo ♪

♪ Now, rappers, I monkey flip ’em With the funky rhythm ♪

♪ I be kicking Musician inflicting composition ♪

♪ Of pain I’m like Scarface sniffing cocaine ♪

♪ Holding an M16 See, with the pen, I’m extreme ♪

♪ Now bullet holes left in my peepholes ♪

♪ I’m suited up with street clothes Hand me a nine and I’ll defeat foes ♪

♪ Y’all know my steelo With or without the airplay ♪

♪ I keep some E&J Sitting bent up in the stairway ♪

♪ Or either on the corner betting Grants With the Cee-Lo Champs… ♪

[music continues muffled]

[door opens, closes]

I need to know where this Javi guy stays in the Ozarks.

[Jonah] I-I don’t know.

He stayed at Helen’s house once, but I mean, the owners are back now.

Just please, fucking tell me something, anything, please.

Look, I don’t want you to get hurt.

He killed Wyatt.

Yeah, I know.

I just… [sighs]

I just need help.

[sniffles] Anything.


I’m begging you.

Why… why… why you keep looking at her?

What… what… what the fuck do you know?



If you ever cared about Wyatt at all.

[gasps] He’s meeting tomorrow with my parents at Shaw Medical in Chicago.

I don’t know what time.

Thank you.

[Jonah sighs]

This is him.

It’s from his business school yearbook.

[Ruth] I’ll be okay.

You here to kill me?

Just wanted you to know that we thought about it, and…

We know we owe you.

What does that fucking mean?

It means if you wanna kill Javi, we won’t stand in your way.

[huffs] Are you saying you’ll help deliver him to me?

He’s on a plane back to Mexico right now. We won’t see him for a couple of months, but when he comes back in the country, if it’s still what you want, we’ll make it happen.

Because you owe me?

That’s right.

How many months?

[Wendy] I don’t know. Three, maybe.

[Ruth] Hmm. You promise me?

‘Cause I’ll hold you fucking to it.

I know you will.

I promise.

All right, then.

Lying fucking bitch.

We have you booked with us for two nights. Is that correct?

Mm-hmm. That’s correct. Tell me, is the penthouse available?

The Richard M. Daley Suite is available at a rate of $1,300 a night. Would you like to make that change?

What the hell, right?

[both chuckle]

[cell phone vibrating]

Excuse me. Work.


I hope you’re not calling me with problems.

Well, I am, uh, I’m at the Snell farm, and, um, uh, it’s… it’s crawling with cops.

[clerk] You’re all set, sir.

[Javi sighs]

Just get to Chicago and I need you to bring the financials for my uncle’s children.

Is that a problem?

No, no.

Is there something else?


Nothing more.

[“Represent” by Nas playing]

[man] Yo, what up, son?

[man 2] What up, son?

[rappers chattering]

[cell phone ringing]

♪ Represent, represent! ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah! ♪

♪ Represent, represent! ♪

♪ Yeah… ♪


♪ Represent, represent! ♪

♪ Straight up, shit is real ♪

♪ And any day could be your last In the jungle ♪

♪ Get murdered on a humble Guns’ll blast, n*ggas tumble ♪

♪ The corners is the hot spot ♪

♪ Full of mad criminals Who don’t care, guzzling beers ♪

♪ We all stare at the out-of-towners ♪

[man] Hey, yo, yo, who that?

♪ They better break north Before we get the four pounders ♪

♪ And take their face off ♪

♪ The streets is filled with undercovers Homicide chasing brothers ♪

♪ The D’s on the roof trying To watch us and knock us ♪

♪ And killer coppers Even come through in helicopters ♪

♪ I drink a little vodka Spark a L and hold a Glock for… ♪

[Ruth] I need a gun.

[Frank Jr.] You know, you just talked me out of this exact thing.

Well, I was wrong.

[sighs] So, who do I have to thank for taking care of Darlene?

[Ruth] It’s probably better if you don’t know.

[Frank Jr. grunts]


It’s clean.

Won’t come back to no one.

Just make sure you dump it after you use it.


[Frank Jr.] Don’t get in your head. Just keep it real simple.

Squeeze the trigger like you’re taking in a breath.

I’ll buy you a drink when you get back.

[man] Go! Get out of here! Go! Go!

[crowd clamoring]

[“Life’s a Bitch” by Nas playing]

[cell phone ringing]

[volume lowers]

You fucking checking up on me?

‘Cause Wendy already told me to chill out so y’all can help me when the time’s right.

I-I-I just… I just wanna make sure that you’re okay.



Sheriff Guerrero called me.

She said that… that you reported the bodies.

Well, I wouldn’t have done that if I was gonna do something stupid, would I?

She asked me if I knew where you were.

What… what’d you tell her?

I, you know, I said that… that I had no idea, but that I would check.

You know, I can… I can help you keep your story straight.

Just tell me what you want me to say.

Just… just play fucking dumb.

She sounded worried.

Look, I’ll… I’ll… I’ll go see her soon.

And, um… I’m… I’m a little worried.

Look, I-I just… I just need a minute to get my head straight.

Are you sure that’s all?



Are you okay?

Is this you asking or your fucking foundation?

It’s just me. I wanna know if you’re all right.

Yeah, I’m okay.

You don’t gotta worry about me.

[call disconnects]

[volume raises]

[“Life’s a Bitch” playing]

♪ ‘Cause you never know When you’re gonna go ♪

♪ Life’s a bitch and then you die That’s why we puff lye ♪

♪ ‘Cause you never know When you’re gonna go ♪

♪ Life’s a bitch and then you die That’s why we get high ♪

♪ ‘Cause you never know When you’re gonna go ♪

♪ Life’s a bitch and then you die That’s why we puff lye ♪ [echoes]

♪ I woke up early on my born day I’m 20, it’s a blessing ♪

♪ The essence of adolescence Leaves my body ♪

♪ Now I’m fresh, and my physical frame Is celebrated ’cause I made it ♪

♪ One quarter through life Some godly-like thing created ♪

♪ Got rhymes 365 days annual plus some ♪

♪ Load up the mic and bust one ♪

♪ Cuss while I pus from my skull ‘Cause it’s pain in my brain vein ♪

♪ Money maintain Don’t go against the grain… ♪

[Javi in Spanish] Hi, Mom. How are they treating you?

Are you okay? Are they treating you well?

[Camila] Yes.

[Javi] Hmm.

And everyone knows that my uncle has blessed me?

Yes. I just worry.

I’m going to be there in two days.

A lot can happen in two days, son.

Listen, I’m not going to lose the kingdom.

I’ll be there the day after tomorrow.

[in English] Okay.

[in Spanish] I’m doing the work that your brother simply couldn’t do.


No running around with women, okay?

Don’t worry.

You’re going to be very proud, Mom.

I promise you.

[“One Time 4 Your Mind” by Nas playing]

[in English] ♪ Well, a cappella rhymes ♪

♪ Will make me richer Than a slipper made Cinderella, fella ♪

♪ Go get your crew, Hobbes I’m prepared to bomb troops… ♪

[horn honks]

♪ When I was ten I was a hip-hoppin’ shorty wop… ♪

[music continues indistinctly]

♪ One time for your mind, one time Yeah, whatever ♪

♪ One time for your mind, one time Yeah, whatever ♪

[phone ringing]

[Three] Where are you?

Are you okay?

How the fuck did this happen?

I don’t… I don’t know.

I-I don’t… I don’t understand any of it.

I know.

So, where are you?



Uh, what are… what are the cops saying?

Ruth, you know who did it, don’t you?

Is that where you are?

Please just come home.

Soon, I… soon, I promise.

Wyatt would hate your doing this.


I love you.





[Cade] God damn it, Ruthie, where are they?

I know it was you that took the fucking cigarettes.

You hear me?

[TV playing]


[Cade] I know you ain’t asleep, girl.

I know you can hear me.


[Cade] Come on, now.

Just tell Daddy where you hid ’em.


[woman] You really think I need this shit, living in this junkyard?

[man] Like where you came from things are better.

[woman] Oh, you’re right about that.

I traded one shithole for another and one asshole for another.

[door slams shut]

[man] Fuck you doing? The boys are sleeping.

[woman] Oh, now you care?

[man] Someone’s got to.

[woman] How about those times I’m on my shift, and you leave the boys all alone and go wherever the fuck you go?

You care then?

[man] Shut the fuck up.

[woman] Or what, you little bitch?

You gonna cry like a baby ’cause you ain’t a man?

That’s for goddamn sure.

[Ruth] Hey, Wyatt.

[woman] You’re all trash.

I’m getting the fuck out of here.

[man] Go ahead, then.

Get the fuck out and don’t fucking come back, bitch!

[door slams shut]

[car door opens, closes]

[engine turns over]

[Ruth exhales]

[Wyatt sighs]

[“NY State of Mind” playing]

♪ Hand me a nine and I’ll defeat foes ♪

♪ Y’all know my steelo With or without the airplay ♪

♪ I keep some E&J… ♪

Um, can I get a refill to go?

♪ Betting Grants with the Cee-Lo champs Laughing at base heads ♪

♪ Trying to sell some broken amps G-packs get off quick ♪

♪ Forever n*ggas talk shit ♪

♪ Reminiscing about The last time the task force flipped ♪

♪ N*ggas be running Through the block shooting ♪

♪ Time to start the revolution Catch a body… ♪

[waitress] Here you go, sweetie.

♪ Once they caught us off guard The MAC-10 was in the grass ♪

♪ And I ran like a cheetah With thoughts of an assassin ♪

♪ Picked the MAC up, told brothers… ♪

[man 1] Everybody hates him, his employees, everybody.

[man 2] You know what I mean.

[man 1] The customers.

[man 2] He’s going full in. Yeah, he’s leaning into it.

[man 1] You know that’s right. Straight up.

[man 4] And hey…

[man 2] He’s from Florida.

[man 3] Straight up.

[man 2] He’s on that other shit.

[man 1] And he don’t pay no state tax.

[man 2] I mean, sure enough. I get it.

Uh, sorry. I-I just wanted to say I really love your shit. [chuckles]

I appreciate you. Thank you.

[hesitates] Anyway, uh…


What you bumping?

Oh, uh…

Nothing. Just stuck in the past.

♪ There was a snitch on the block Getting n*ggas knocked ♪

♪ So hold your stash… ♪

[man 1] All facts.

♪ I know this crackhead ♪

♪ Who said she gotta smoke nice rock… ♪

[continues indistinct]


It… it always feels to me like he hates it and misses it all at once.

And he’s only fucking 20.

You know, when I listen to that record, his projects are in Queens, and you can kinda see Manhattan, and I’ve always thought it was so hopeful and fucking cruel at the same time.

You ever wonder if he’d trade that record if it meant not having to go through all that shit?

I mean, if you gotta ask the question…

You should take it easy on the coffee.

Me? [chuckles]

I… I never sleep.

Why not?

You know.


[man] Shaw Medical Solutions, how may I help you?

Clare Shaw’s office.

One moment, please.

[clears throat]

[woman] Clare Shaw’s office.

[imitating Charlotte] Hi, this is Charlotte Byrde.

I’m just calling to confirm the meeting time for Marty and Wendy Byrde.

Ten o’clock.

Right. Ten o’clock. Thank you.

[Javi] I’m proposing that we make this relationship long-term.

I’m willing to commit to five years right now at a 20% price reduction.

Any agreement about donations to your political organization, you can negotiate separately.

I sense a catch.

No catch.

Just fair compensation.

In return, I receive stock options in Shaw Medical.

I’m afraid that’s impossible.

Giving you stock options would out this entire arrangement.

Obviously, that can’t happen.

[inhales] Uh, this is important to you, this relationship, right?

It is.

This is important.

Which is why I think maybe we take a moment, let you get back to Mexico, get your infrastructure set.

[chuckles] I mean, I’m sure Clare can tell you a thing or two about how hard it is to transform a family business.

The stock will be in my mother’s name.

She’s not on any law enforcement list. She’s simply a citizen.

But she is the sister and the mother of drug cartel leaders.

Well, I think what, uh, Clare’s trying to say is that…

What are we supposed to say your mother’s role is in the company, you know?

I mean, these, you know, companies, they… they issue stock options, and the shareholders, you know, usually have some sort of explanation.

[Javi] Hmm.

Your shareholders will be happy if your company does well, hmm?

Perceptions are fluid.

Like power dynamics.

Case in point, when I was in business school, I had a professor who always treated me as somehow lesser than my other classmates.

Now that he runs the business school, he’s invited me to dinner to discuss a donation.

Well, clearly, he’s found a way to incorporate my family’s tile business into the school endowment plans.

Speaking of which, did you bring the financials for my uncle’s legitimate holdings?

I’d like these to be transferred into my mother’s name.

But those… those are for your uncle’s children.

Oh, they’re family.

I’ll make sure they’re taken care of.

[horns honking]

[man] Hey, lady! Get out of the fucking road!


You know, it’s a combination of the two.

Right. I mean…

[Ruth] Ugh! You stupid fucking chickenshit!

Fucking fuck! Fuck!

[cell phone vibrating]

[exhales] God.


“What?” Are you serious? What the fuck were you thinking?

Well, it doesn’t matter. I couldn’t do it. I fucking froze.

Yeah, that’s a good thing, Ruth.

No, not when you’re trying to kill someone, it ain’t.

It means that… that you care about your life, and you’re not willing to throw it away over somebody like Javi.

Fuck off, Dr. Phil.

Hey, I’m serious.

No, I’m a fucking failure.

No, you… Listen. You’re a… you’re a good person.

You just, you feel like shit.

Wendy fucking lied to me. She said you were gonna help me get to him.

She was, uh, giving you time to cool down.

[Ruth] Bullshit!

She was protecting your fucking Byrde family circle-jerk association or whatever the fuck you call it.

You know I’m fucking right.

All I had to do was squeeze the trigger.

But you didn’t, and that’s… that’s gotta mean something, okay?

No, it means I can’t do anything right.

Ruth, just go home, okay?

It’s over. I’m serious. You do not want this.

Just go home. You hear me?


[phone clicks, beeps]

[“One Time 4 Your Mind” playing]

♪ Yeah, it’s Illmatic, yeah! ♪

♪ Uh, it’s Illmatic, yeah! ♪

♪ It’s Illmatic ♪

[chuckles] ♪ Check it, hmm! ♪

♪ One time for your mind, one time Yeah, whatever ♪

♪ One time for your mind, one time Yo, whatever ♪

♪ One time for your mind, one time… ♪

[voice mail] Hey, this is Wyatt, leave a message.

[Ruth] They’re looking at fucking office space, Wy.

They’re looking at offices and meeting fucking business people and making fucking deals.

♪ Then I send a shorty From my block to the store for Phillies ♪

♪ After being blessed By the herb’s essence ♪

[man] What?

♪ I’m back to my rest, ten minutes… ♪

[voice mail] Hey, this is Wyatt, leave a message.

[Ruth] They’re building a whole fucking life that should be ours.

♪ Picking up my stereo’s remote control Quickly, Ron G’s in the… ♪

[laughing, chattering]

♪ I try to stay mellow rock ♪

♪ Well, a cappella rhymes’ll make me Richer than a slipper made Cinderella… ♪

[chattering continues]

♪ Y’all n*ggas was born I shot my way out my mom dukes ♪

♪ When I was ten I was a hip-hoppin’ shorty wop ♪

♪ Known for rocking microphones And twisting off a 40 top ♪

♪ Yeah, one time for your mind, one time ♪

♪ Yeah, whatever One time for your mind, one time ♪

♪ Yo, from ’92 to ’99, yeah ♪ [laughs]

[man] What’s up, man?

[Barton] Obviously, the entire educational landscape took a huge financial hit.

[Javi] Hmm.

Unfortunately, we happened to be more leveraged than most.

Not a very good advertisement for a business school, huh?



[Javi] I’m lucky.

The tile business has proven to be recession-proof.

I’m actually in the midst of diversifying my family assets.

[Barton] Hmm. Hmm.

I’m investing in the pharmaceutical industry, and we’ve made inroads into the gaming and hotel business.

[Barton] That sounds good.

[server] Hmm?


Sounds like you’re in a perfect position to make a donation to the business school.

Anonymous, obviously.

[Javi] Hmm.

And why is that obvious?

Well, I… [sighs]

I just wanna protect you from people with their hands out. [chuckles]


May I be honest?

Of course.

[Javi] I used to think… that you were not particularly interested in my thoughts on business, back when I was a student.

I just thought you were… very private.

[Javi chuckles]

Actually, I was one of the most social people in the class.

That… that must have been my mistake.

[server] Thank you, gentlemen.

Por favor.


I’m just gonna run to the washroom. [sighs]

Please excuse me.



[stops urinating]


[continues urinating]

Is, uh… is… is something wrong?

What if I offered you $2 million, but I said I wanted my name on a building?

Or I could beat the living shit out of you, and the donation would be anonymous?

[zipper zips]

[Barton scoffs]

What’d you say?

[Javi] You heard me.

Why would you do that?

[Javi grunts]

[Barton yells, groans]





[Barton shouts, groans]



[Barton gurgling]






I’ll have my people write the check.

[Barton groans]

We lived in the part that was normal.

[Wendy] Oh, yeah. Yeah.

So people had horses and sprawling…

[Marty] How was Iowa?

[server] When you’re ready.

[Clare] Great.

[Marty] Yeah?

I loved… I got this.

I loved Iowa.

We’ve never been to Iowa.

[Wendy] Mnh-mnh.

You have something against Iowa?

No, nothing against it. [laughs]

I don’t know. It’s very hilly.

[Ruth] We all paid up in here?

[inhales, clears throat]

We’re going to her office.

I’m sorry. What… what is it you think you’re doing here?

You told me he was on a plane to Mexico.

I lied.

[Clare] Uh, I don’t understand. What is going on?

I told you. We’re going to your fucking office.

Not unless I get an explanation we’re not.

You said you were going home.

No, you told me to go home.

Big difference.

[Clare] Someone needs to explain to me what is going on.

I’m not just gonna sit here and be bullied or intimidated.

Tell her to take us to her office, or I’ll shoot her in the fucking head right here.

[“Represent” playing]

[man] Yo, what up, son?

[man 2] What up, son?

[rappers chattering]

♪ Represent, represent! ♪

♪ Yeah! ♪

♪ Represent, represent! ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah! ♪

♪ Represent, represent! ♪

♪ Come on! ♪

♪ Represent, represent! ♪

♪ Straight up, shit is real ♪

♪ And any day could be your last In the jungle ♪

♪ Get murdered on a humble Guns’ll blast, n*ggas tumble ♪

♪ The corners is the hot spot ♪

♪ Full of mad criminals Who don’t care, guzzling beers ♪

♪ We all stare at the out-of-towners ♪

[man] Hey, yo, yo, who that?

♪ They better break north Before we get the four pounders ♪

♪ And take their face off ♪

♪ The streets is filled with undercovers Homicide chasing brothers ♪

Fucking call him.

[Clare] Who?

This is not what you want.

Is that right, Marty?

Tell me more about what I do and don’t fucking want.

Will someone please tell me what is going on?

Javi killed her cousin.

Call him.

[Marty] Listen, I mean, I know… I know that you’re hurting, but you’re gonna put all of our lives in danger.

You’re gonna put Jonah’s life in danger.

She doesn’t care.

[Marty] Ruth. Ruth. Look at me.

When I was afraid that we were gonna be killed and I needed someone to take care of my kids, I went to you.

Because you’re a good person and I trust you.

And I know you.

This is not who you wanna be.


[gasps] I used to love to hear you fucking talk.

[Clare] I can give you money, okay?

Name a price. There are… there are safes in this office.

Just… just give me a number.

Bitch, you need to shut the fuck up!

[Marty] Ruth, please. Come on.

Javi dies, everything that we worked for just falls apart.

Welcome to my fucking world.

You know who you’re in business with? [inhales] They will tear everything you have to the ground, and somehow, they’ll make you feel like next time it’ll all be different. Because you wanna believe. They’ll make you feel like they fucking care.

But Wendy, she’s fucking soulless. She will rip your heart out of your chest if it helps her get what she wants. She’s like a fucking predator that doesn’t even know why it’s killing anymore.

And Marty. He pretends to care. But, really, he doesn’t have any real emotion, or else he’s too fucking cunt-struck to even know who he is anymore.


Do you really think…

everything you do is to protect your family?

Are you really that fucking shut down?

They’ve stolen people’s businesses.

They drag their kids into every part of the drug business.

They’ve had people killed.

Do you honestly believe every story they’ve ever told you?

[Wendy] You’ve said enough.



[Ruth sighs, sniffles]

Javi, it’s Wendy Byrde.

Listen, I-I know it’s late, but we’re all here in Clare’s office, and we’ve managed to talk her into giving you the stock options. She’s… she’s drawing up the paperwork, so, if you could swing by, we could get it in your hands before you fly back to Mexico tomorrow. Great. See you soon. We’ll put some champagne on ice.

You don’t have to do this.

You can be something else.

She knows.

I’m so sorry we let you down.

Felicidades. Please…

How much of that was true?

We need to wipe down every surface.




[engine turns over]

[“NY State of Mind” playing]

♪ Full of villains and creeps That’s where I learned to do my hustle ♪

♪ Had to scuffle with freaks ♪

♪ I’m an addict for sneakers 20s of buddah and bitches with beepers ♪

♪ In the streets, I can greet ya About blunts, I teach ya… ♪

[tires screech]

♪ I never sleep ‘Cause sleep is the cousin of death ♪

♪ I lay puzzled As I backtrack to earlier times ♪

♪ Nothing’s equivalent To the New York state of mind ♪ [echoes]

♪ Your state of mind ♪

♪ Your state of mind ♪

♪ Your state of mind ♪

♪ Your state of mind ♪ [echoes]


[record scratches]

[theme music playing]


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