Drone (2017) Script

What time did you get in last night?


You were snoring.


I don't snore.

You do when you're stressed.

He goes back to school today.

They'll catch who did it.

He could have been killed.

Probably some stoned kids being stupid with daddy's gun.

Looks good to me.

It's tragic.

I don't know when that happened.

Oh well.


Don't worry.

I'll talk to him today.

I wish he'd talk to me.

He's been so quiet.

Teenagers don't talk to their parents.

They have a code of silence.

He'll be fine.

Last call for flight 306...

Hey bud, you awake in there?


Funny, dad.

Hey, uh... so, is gramps gonna have a open casket?

Closed casket.

Why don't we just roast him?

Oh, that's lovely.

And no, he's going to be buried next to your grandmother.

I think that gramps would like to have a viking funeral.



I mean, he loved that stuff.

Like, you just, like, put him on his boat and...

And light it on fire and, you know, send it out into the ocean.

Hey, there's an idea.

That's one way to get rid of your boat.

Hey, drive him to school today?

I was planning on it.

Love you.

Love you too.

You working late?

I hope not.

You need to start thinking about that eulogy.

I know, I will.

I'm ready when you are.

Oh, shit.

Dad, it- it doesn't matter, really.

Dad, come on.


I have an idea. What if I kept the boat?

Yeah, why not?

You live in the boat and I use your bedroom as my second office. Fine with me.

I'm joking.

Come on, we're gonna be late.

You ok?


See you later.

Hey, uh...

Anytime you wanna talk, we're here for you.

Ok, bud?

Yeah, I know.


Thanks, dad.

See ya later-

sir, let's see some identification.

We have confirmation target has left the nest.

Roger that, tower one.

We're ten clicks away.

Badger, target has picked up the package.

Wait a sec.


Tower one, badger, we lost the link.

Badger. Tower one, abort?

Negative, tower one.

Third time this month. Every time I'm back...

Re-acquiring a link.

It's gonna be tight.

Tower one, badger, we're back up.

Target traveling north towards

the main straightaway.

Speed, altitude, heading all good.


Target locked and we are on the straightaway.

Tower one, badger, are we clear to fire?

Badger, tower one, Roger that.

You are clear to fire. Take the shot.

Three, two, one.


Impact in ten seconds.

Holding target.

Five, four, three, two...


Tower one, badger, partial hit on target.

Confirming kill.

Wait, I think- I think i see movement.

Wow, would you look at that.

That's one tough dune coon.

Tower one, badger, kill is not confirmed.

Repeat, kill is not confirmed.

Permission to fire second hellfire. Over.

Affirmative, badger.


Still locked.

Three, two, one.


Are you gonna be allowed out of the house this weekend?

I'm busy with the funeral.

Oh, Christ.

I'm sorry, I forgot.

It's ok.

Have you ever written a eulogy?

Yeah, actually I have.

For my uncle stu's funeral.

It did not go well.

Why, what happened?

I don't- just- ok.

He was kind of a miserable guy and, you know, he took it out on his wife and his kids and everybody, including me, so I said fuck it, I just got up there and told it like it was.

It was fucking hilarious.


Were you born an asshole, Gary?

Quite possibly, yeah.

Look, you're gonna be fine.

Your dad was a stand up guy.

Yeah, but how do you condense a man's entire life into five minutes? Huh?

There's probably an app for that, right?

You, like, download a template, put in his name and then boom, it writes it for you?

Might even give the speech for you, huh?

Great, thanks.

I don't know, ask Ellen.

Women are good at this kind of shit.

She's doing too much already.

Well, don't ask a guy.

We- we bury that shit for, like, 20 years and then deal with it in therapy later.

- Guess what. What?

We're opening a new office, right on Campbell street.

Yeah, right next to the college.

Think about how good our lunch dates would be then.

Our lunch dates are working pretty good right now.

I've been thinking.


How about a weekend away?

It can be a work thing. Right?

Like a conference or a workshop.

Whatever you want.

I don't know.

What do you mean, you don't know?

Either we have something or we don't. but a weekend away is a whole...

Wake up next to me, Ellen.

Spend an entire day with me.

I thought we agreed no pressure.


I mean... that was sort of the deal.

Yeah, that was the deal.

That was also three months ago.




Hey, Ted!

You were very clear.

Come on, please.

Ted, come on.

Please, don't be mad.

Promise me you'll think about it.

I'll think about it.

I promise.

State department spokesperson Daniel winters

said this in last night's emergency press conference:

"Due to the latest release of hacked NSA cables, substantial damage has been done.

We believe that these government personnel have been put

at potential risk because their names have

been compromised in this release.

and they will be dealt with accordingly."

In international news, the us launched air strikes

against an Isis stronghold...

Oh, oh...


Don't hit the slide, guys.

Oh, here we go.

Remember my rule, no hitting the bench.

Let's go!


I got it, I got it.

There you go.

Alright yeah- throw strong.

Come on, son.

Yeah, alright.

Let's do this.

I haven't seen you around here before.

I'm... I'm visiting.

Visiting, huh?


So, you waiting for someone, or...?


You're meeting them here?

No, I'm just enjoying the sunshine.

It's a lovely day.

Hey, come on, remember what I said?

Catch it with your hand.

Geez. I tell ya.

It's a park for kids, mister.

I like it here.

I like to watch the children playing with their mothers and fathers.


News flash, buddy.

In this country we don't like strangers watching our kids.

Especially strangers like you.

So why don't you get lost?

Why don't you go to a mosque and read that little book of yours?

I meant no offense.

Well, I'm offended. Ok?

So beat it.

Sorry if I ruined your day.

Any time now.

"Confirm visual, I repeat, confirm visual.


You ok?


I thought you were gonna be here earlier.

Yeah, traffic was a bitch.

You uh... can have the dresser.


How's the eulogy coming?

Harder than I thought.

You want me to write it?


No, I said I would and I will.

He dropped bombs on Hitler.

Yet he died barely able to hold a crayon.

I'm not ending up in a place like this.

There's no guarantees in life, big brother.

Hey, if I end up talking to the walls, you shoot me.

I mean it.

Hey, did you see this?

Charlie gave it to me.

He was saying how Shane would visit a couple times a week.

You raised a good kid.


I'm surprised he found the time.

You didn't know he visited pops?

Sure, I knew.

I just didn't think he visited that often.

You sure didn't.


Neither did you.


Well, I guess we both dropped the ball there.

Listen, I know we don't talk a lot, but I just want you to know that I'm here for you.

And I'm here for you.

That's what dad would have wanted.

Come on, give your little brother a hug.

Come on.

Come here.

What are we gonna do with all this stuff?

I'll take care of it.

You sure?

Yeah, I'm sure.




Hey, dad.

How was school?

It was ok.

Any updates?


What game are you playing?

Um, bullet catcher iv.

I uh, I saw your uncle today- dad, uh, do you mind?

I'm online here with a couple players.



I... nothing.


Can I help you?

I said, can I help you?

I was, uh, I was passing by and I saw the sign.

Oh yeah?

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to intrude.

Are you really interested?


I am interested.

I... I put an ad online, must have been a month ago.

To be honest, I forgot the sign was still there.

Yes, I uh, I read the ad actually.


Want a closer look?






"Amazing grace".

Are you a sailor that keeps the name of the boat?

Amazing grace is a perfect name.

If I buy this I will re-paint it.

May I ask why you're selling it?

When my father couldn't manage it on his own anymore he gave it to me.

He's a generous man.

He was.

He passed away recently.

The cabin is in good shape.

There's beautiful mahogany wood down below.

She's much faster than you would expect.

So uh, one day you just decided to jump into the deep end?

Yeah, looking at buying a boat like this, you know?

Out of- out of the blue?

It was a boat from the blue, yes.

Well, uh, just so you know I'm asking 16-



Yes, $16,000.

Are you firm on that price?

What do you have in mind?

Perhaps we can sit down and discuss a price that works for both of us?

Yeah, why not?

I'm Neil wiston, by the way.



Beth, Ted's been calling every 20 minutes, I don't know what to do.

A weekend away?

We're talking serious risk.

I know, but I think I'll lose him if I don't go.

And that doesn't set off warning bells?

Ok, I got it.

You don't think I should go.

Honey, listen to me.

Right now you and Ted have a thing.

If you go away with him, it's not a thing anymore.

It's a different thing.

Don't go down that road unless you're absolutely sure.

Are you there?


Ellen, are you ok?



Come here!

Get back here!

You get back here!

You little fuckers!



Oh my god.


Thank you.

I wasn't sure if uh, alcohol was allowed.


Haram, right.

And it's been a long time since I was in a mosque.

Oh, so you're not a- you're not a practicing- uh, not a practicing one, no.


This must be your son.

That's him. That's Shane.

How old?

16. Smart kid.

Takes after his dad.

May I ask what you do for a living?

I'm in it.

Um, computers.

Jesus Christ, my laptop!


I hope this wasn't my doing.

I'm uh, trying to write my father's eulogy.

It's driving me crazy.

Were you and your father close?

Yeah, I like to think so.

I need a good opening.

Once I get that, then the rest will follow.

Maybe you should start with a childhood memory.

Speak to who your father was, not what he accomplished in his life.

Oh, I got plenty of sailing stories.

My brother Dave and I spent every weekend on the boat when we were kids.

There. You've got your opening.

May I make another suggestion?


In my humble opinion, allow the story of your father to have true meaning.

True meaning?

I was taught the dead live on in three ways.

Through their good deeds, through the charity other people give in their name and, most important, through the knowledge they leave behind in this world that benefits others.

Wow, that's beautiful.

Thank you.

I hope I was helpful.

Yeah, you were.

My wife, I uh, I gotta give her a hand.

Do you mind?

Of course.

What happened?



Jesus. I know.

You ok?

Yeah, I'm fine.

You should have called me.

I'm fine, really.



I'm imir shah.

Um, you must be Shane.


Um... my dad around, or...?

Yes, um, he's outside.

Greeting your mother.

I'm here to talk about buying the boat.

That was my granddad's boat.

I know.

You sure you wanna buy it?

You don't think I should?

Well, I don't know, I mean, it's just an old boat.

Hope it doesn't have termites.



Mr. shah, I hear you're interested in the boat.

I am. Please, call me imir.

It's nice to meet you, imir. -Pleasure.

I'm just gonna put these down and grab a drink.

Would you like something? -No, thank you.

He already has a beer.

I also have real masala chai tea, if you'd rather.

That sounds lovely, thank you, Ellen.

Great. Sure.

Do you need a hand?

No, I'm fine. Thank you.

You really do have a beautiful home.

Yeah, we're uh, we're working on it.

You're coming home from work, is that right?


She teaches at the uh, community college.

What do you teach?

I teach, um, comparative cultures.

You're an anthropology teacher.

Ethnology, actually.

You must have read Levi Strauss.

You know his work?

I was under the impression his ideas were central to ethnological methodology.

Well, in structuralism, yeah.

A bit out of fashion these days. anthropologist? Unfortunately, no.

I'm a computer engineer.

My father threatened to pull me out of Oxford if I switched disciplines.


God, I'd love to study at Oxford.

It's not nearly as glamorous as the brochures and films make it seem.

We should probably get back to the business at hand.

Um, I'll take it.

That boat.

I accept your price.

Are you serious?


What was the price?


Great. Great.

I uh, don't want to change your mind, but I thought we were gonna negotiate.

Well, you seem like honest people.

I'm sure what you're asking is a fair market price.

Thank you.

That's nice.

That's nice, yeah.



Thank you.

I hope you enjoy it.

This tea would not be out of place at a cafe in Karachi, Ellen.

It tastes like home.

Imir's been helping me write dad's eulogy.


I'm surprised he mentioned it to you.

Hey, I was surprised, too.

What can I say? Imir enlightened me.

What was it you said?

Start with a childhood memory?

Something that speaks to who dad was, not what he accomplished in life.

There's my opening.

A sailing story.

But it's gonna have a life lesson.

Something dad taught me.

Ok. I got an idea.

Why don't you stay for supper? we can talk some more. -No.

I'm sure he's got other plans.

As it happens, I don't.

I would love to share a meal with you.

Great. Great.

We'll celebrate the sale of the boat.

I'll fire up the Barbie.

Um, actually I don't eat meat.

What else do we have?

Salmon? Do you like salmon?

I do, yes. Thank you.

Ellen? -I'll have salmon, too.

And if you're doing a steak, do one for Shane.

Surf and turf it is.

Pearly whites.

A lot of money in braces.

Oh, hey honey. This is Mr. shah.

He's buying our boat.

Yeah, yeah.

We met earlier.

Hey, what time's dinner?

It'll be ready in about a half hour.

Cool. I'm just gonna go out for a bit, so...


That's Shane.

He doesn't seem very happy, does he?

Oh, I don't know. he has a face my teenaged daughter would sometimes make.

Right, well... Teenagers, right?

I mean, his grandfather just died, so that's probably part of it.

Oh, of course. I'm sorry.

No, it's...

Do you mind if I use the loo to wash my hands?

Oh, god, yeah sure, but the one down here doesn't work, of course. You'll have to go upstairs.

It's just down the hall.

Thank you.

What's this?

David gave it to me.

Did you know Shane was visiting dad twice a week?


He didn't say anything.

I'll see you in Valhalla, gramps!

Where's Shane?

He said he wanted to go out for a little bit.

I'm gonna put a tracking device on that kid.

Can't you track him with GPS?

I hear a lot of American parents are doing this.

Yeah, I was actually joking.

But yeah, I do know some parents have this new tracking app.

Paranoid parents, which we're not.

Don't give him any ideas, please.

So where... where exactly are you from, imir?


Mmm. The city of lights.

How long have you been in the states?

I just arrived.

I'm starting a new contract.

Oh yeah? What do you do?

Systems integration.

Listen, I uh, I don't wanna change the subject, but maybe we could discuss how you plan to pay for the boat.

I- I can... arrange a bank transfer tomorrow if that's alright.

I don't see why not.

Yeah. Perfect.

Hey, bud. Glad you could make it.

Sorry, dad.

Hey, actually is it ok if I just eat in my room?

No, that's rude. Sit down.


Growing boys eat like their limbs are empty, hmm?

What's the American term for it? Chow down?


It's a... military expression.


For eating.

It's work.

Excuse me.


Bad timing?

My steak's getting cold.

What do you want?

Play nice.

I'm doing you a favour, here.

Security briefing at 07:00 tomorrow, ok?

Attendance is mandatory.


Why? What's up?

Head office is flipping the fuck out over the gun sight videos.

Some Geneva convention bullshit about non-military combat missions.

How does that affect the program?

Because if the press finds out we're contractors

they're gonna shut us down.

It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

Just... I'll see you tomorrow, ok?


Sorry about that.

Was that Gary?


What'd he want?

One of the servers is down so I'm in early tomorrow.

Honestly, if we made time and a half for all the hours he works overtime we'd be rich.

It's 9-5 one day, it's graveyard shift the next.

It's completely crazy.

Can I be excused now?

You may.

How about I get us some dessert? Some cheesecake, huh?

I've never had American cheesecake.

I hear it doesn't even taste like cheese.

Hey, Shane.

Go help your mom with the dishes.

Are we saving this for anything?

We're gonna toast the sale of the boat.

Perhaps we should include your grandfather in the toast.

Yeah, I like that idea.

You have a big heart, imir.

If it wasn't for dad, we wouldn't be standing here, would we?

I suppose not.

Pop grove. 2012.

First and last time I won my fantasy six football pool.

In 2012 I had been working abroad for two years.

I hadn't seen my family in all that time.

That's tough.

We would video chat but it wasn't the same.

I missed this. Family meals.

Nine hacks of classified files, four attacks on NSA firewalls.

We should have picked him up at the Seattle airport.

It's not my call.

Rover, this is canary.

We have a match in your vicinity.

Hey, stop here.

The house belongs to a private contractor.

He works for us.

Are you kidding me?

A toast to new friends.

To fair weather sailing on the water and off.

Hey, don't interrupt. I'm just getting started.

He is not famous for his toasts. -Yeah, no kidding.

Watch out.

To everyone's health.

Including financially.

And lastly, to my father.

For as long as I can remember he loved the sea.

And he loved that boat.

Imir, we're passing on a piece of wiston family history to you, and I know we've only just met but I think my dad would approve.

Because you're a good man.

Thank you. I am honoured.



Cheers, everyone.


Why don't you give me your plate.

So imir, it must be so hard to be away from home, huh?

When do you get to see your family again?


The last time I shared a family meal, my daughter was about your age.


She was having some trouble in school.

See, before we moved to Karachi she had never been in a co-ed school.

She had never been around boys her own age.

And the other girls knew this, and they would tease her and shame her. -My god.

I tried to talk to her but nothing I said made any difference.

I felt like I was helpless.

Like I had failed as a father.

I think- I think all parents feel that from time to time.

Yeah. Perhaps.

A few days later they went to miranshah to visit with some relatives.

I couldn't go, I had to stay in the city for work.

Miranshah is in waziristan, right?

On the Afghan border where the Taliban are?

Among other things.

But yes, the Pakistani Taliban.

So there's two different types of Taliban?

It's complicated.

It is complicated, isn't it?

Yeah. Yeah, it is.

We want the world to be black and white.

Good guys, bad guys.

So often in the real world that's not the case.

You see, uh, waziristan is a tribal area.

Very conservative, very religious.

They treat their women like cattle.

I'm sorry, have you been there?

Can't say that I have, no.

But I was in New York a week after 9/11.

Seemed pretty black and white to me.

Dad, can I have another glass of wine please?

Sure. -I don't think it's a good idea.

No, it's a celebration, Ellen. Come on.

My wife is very well-respected in my family and my community and we built a very happy life together.

Yeah, of course.

Of course.

What's her name?


It's beautiful.

She was.

There's no beauty in death.

I'm so sorry.

Wherever she is, she's with nazarene.

They died together.

Oh my god.

What happened?

It's uh- I don't think we should- no, it's alright.

Um, they were struck by a missile.

That's... awful.

It was awful.

So, I mean... who fired- who fired the missile?

A drone aircraft belonging to the CIA.

That's horrible.

Were they just...

Just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Yeah, must have been.

They weren't the only ones.

I ask you, what is the right place?

The men they are attempting to kill are constantly surrounded by civilians.

So, I mean, did the CIA, did they think that the civilians were Isis?

I don't care what they thought.

Only what they did.

Well, whatever...

Whatever it was they were trying to do, the- the us government does not fire indiscriminately.

Well, perhaps the CIA has a different definition of "indiscriminate".

Well, yeah, I mean... mistakes happen.

But i- I think it's easy to um, you know, I mean, sometimes we don't know the bigger picture.

Perhaps the bigger picture is that, civilians have been living under the threat of these bomb strikes

for a decade.

Children are afraid to go to school.

Public gatherings of any kind are avoided, all because America thinks it's above the law.

Why is the us firing missiles into civilian territory?

I mean, that doesn't seem- very good question, Shane.

Maybe Neil has the answer. let's just not get into this right now, please.

No, hey, it's just discussion.

Ok, but I think it's enough. I think it's enough.

Look. I can't- I can't even imagine how you feel, and we are all so sorry for your loss.


We are. Of course.

Of course we are.

Thank you, Ellen. it's not a topic of conversation for your dinner table.

I've been wholly inappropriate.

Today's just not a good day for me.

It's the anniversary of their deaths.

Ellen, why- why don't you go make some coffee?

Yeah. Ok.

Would you like some more tea?

Um, actually coffee sounds good.

Ok. Give me a hand?


Oh my god.

That was... are you ok?

Yeah, yeah. I'm fine.

He's obviously distraught and dad's obviously had too much to drink.

Mom, I mean really, we're just talking, it's not a big deal.

Ok? We're gonna serve this coffee and call it a night.

Now get me the cream.


So what happened to the CIA guy?


Nothing ever happens to them.

He simply continued on with their work.

I gotta take this.

So, the military, they just allow that?

Talk to me.

Alright, I checked the logs.

We flew a sortie into miranshah.

One year ago today.

What was the target?

Some al-quaeda bomb-maker in the middle of town.

Hellfire strike outside his house, right?

You see, Shane, some drone pilots aren't even soldiers.

They don't come within 1,000 kilometers of the battlefield.

They work in their secure cubicles, essentially playing a video game.

The only difference is in this video game the victims are real.

Do you remember any collateral damage?

Possibly, but we didn't have boots on the ground

so if there was a body count we couldn't verify it.

They come home to their families after a long day of murder and put their children to bed.

It's so easy to divorce what they do from real life consequences.

I didn't know that.

Some coffee?

Thank you.

Cream and sugar?

No, it's fine like this.

Could this information have come out in the leak?

Wait, is that what you're worried about?

Ellen finding out?

No, not her.

Ok, then who?

Just answer the question, will ya?

I don't know, maybe, but it's a stretch.

Why? What- what's this about?


I'll call you in the morning.

Listen, we should probably go over the spec on the boat Can I see you in my office for a minute?

I don't know what kind of game you think you're playing but I want you out of my house right now!

Will you threaten with physical violence if I refuse?

Trust me, you do not want to go there.

I must admit, you're not what I expected, Neil wiston.

I'm calling the police.

You won't do that.

Oh yeah? Why not?

Because of what I've got in my briefcase sitting in your kitchen.

And this detonator.

Do you know how much high explosive is in a hellfire missile, Neil?

Almost 20 pounds.

I googled it.

Ah, damnit.


Oh, shit.

It's rover.

Code red. I repeat: Code red.

Target has a possible explosive device.

In a few minutes it'll be exactly one year from the moment of my family's death.

What do you want?

In time.

Give me your phone.

Give it.


Look, your family is dead.

I know, and I'm sorry.

I really am.

But I don't know what the hell you think that has to do with- you know exactly what this has to do with you.

I told you!

I write code for a living!

Stop lying!

Your government data breach, Neil.

It opened up a back door to your drone program. and ultimately to where we're standing right now.

So from now on you will tell the truth to me and to them.

Yeah, ok.

[Phone buzzes)


Mom? You gonna get that?

Oh, good.

Everything all settled then?

Do they ever show you pictures of the innocents you kill, Neil?

I've got your things.

Are you a dutiful wife, Ellen?

Sorry? What?

Do you respect your husband?

My relationship with my husband is none of your business.

Now is the time to be honest.

Is there something you want to tell your husband?


Your wife is seeing another man.

What- why are you saying this?

Because it's the truth.


Neil... why are you doing this?

Why are you doing this?


What is this, you sick fuck!

I learned this from you.

I put you under the same surveillance you put my country under with your satellites and your drones.

So normalize.

Or shall I tell your wife and your son who you really are?


I don't work for lyker surveys what are you talking about?

Actually, there is no lyker surveys.

Not really, uh...

What do you mean?

It's just a cover.

A cover?

Are- are you an undercover cop?


A criminal? What?

No, I'm not a criminal.

That's a matter of opinion.

I uh... I'm a- I'm a contractor for the CIA.

The CIA?


As in the central intelligence agency?

Look, I couldn't tell you the truth because what I do is classified.

I'm your fucking wife!

Then we're all lying!

Tell me the truth!


Dad, what do you do?

I told you, I fly uav's. Drones.

I'm- what would be classified about aerial mapping?

Please tell me it's just maps.

I've been part of a test program for contracted covert missions.

The us air force uses uav's to target enemy movements.

We do everything we can to minimize collateral damage.

You do not get to reduce it to collateral damage!

They are people! With names!

Nazarene. Fatima.

They have names.

Ok, be careful.


Ok Shane, let's go.


Ellen. Ellen!


Come here!

Sit down!


Sit down!

We do what he says, ok?

We do what he says.

Is that a bomb?

Is it?

I'm so sorry that you're involved in this.

Hey, Shane!

Come here!

Sit down!

Sit down!

Go. Answer it.

You get the door.



It's going to be ok.

What's up with all the shouting?

Oh, parent-kid stuff.

Shane's being a pain in the ass.

What're you doing here? so we were never able to finish our conversation.

Oh. Listen, I uh... I'm sorry about that.

It's just not a good time, Gary.

I'm sorry. Ok?

Well, I'm just trying to figure out what was so important about that particular mission.

Forget about it.

Forget about it?

Ok. Ok.

Uh... how- how long we been partners, now?

I don't know. Three years?

Yeah. Three years.

And I know when you're spooked.

And you're spooked, ok?

Look, when you called about the security briefing and the leak, i- I got to thinking, I just got a little freaked out but it's all good now.

You got a little freaked out?


Gary, I swear, you're reading way too much into this.

Am I? -Yes, you are.

Am I? -Yes.


Who's that?

He saw Shane bust up Ellen's windshield with a baseball.

Yeah, Shane was lying about it, so...

Acting like a little shit, huh?

Yeah, dumb shit.


You're ok then, huh?



Alright. Well, why don't we have a little pow wow before the meeting in the morning.


Oh, and uh, tell Shane to fly straight or I'm gonna kick his ass.

You hear that, Shane?

Yeah, he heard it.


Yeah, you got it.

Have a good night.

You are a painfully good liar, Neil.

Are there any other secrets we should discuss?

Dad, there's something that i need to tell you.

Shane, you don't have to do this!

You tell him nothing!

Don't tell him anything!

I was there, dad.

When granddad died.

He squeezed my hand and he hadn't done that in months.

And then he looked at me and he knew me.

And then... he stopped.

He stopped breathing.

I could have gotten a nurse.

I didn't feel like that was what he wanted so I just-

I left him there for them to find him.

I guess I didn't tell you because I didn't want you to feel guilty for not being there.

You should have been there, dad.

You should have been there.

That's a very good confession, Shane.

But the guilty should never be spared.

Visual ID confirmed.

Have you ever felt real guilt, Neil?

When you look at those people below and you take their lives, do you feel anything?

What do you want? Huh?

Do you want a confession?


Me and the guy who just left, we killed your family.


Not at all.

Come on. You want revenge, don't you?

You want revenge.

Come on, give me your best fucking shot.

Take it out on me!

But let them leave.

Who said anything about revenge?

Well, why else would you be here?

Haven't you listened to anything I've said?

I'm listening. I'm listening.

Please tell us how we can help you.

Tell us.

I've lost everything.

I'll never see my family again.

There's nothing left for me here.

You're upset, you're not thinking clearly.

This- no, you don't want this.


I am thinking clearly.


I'm thinking of how they were taken from me.

I'll do anything you want.

But please let them leave.

I miss them so much.

I miss them so much.


Please, imir, let them go.

Just- just let them leave.

I'll do anything you want, please.

Just let them leave.

Just let them go.

I'm sorry.

Now's the time, Neil.


No target.


No visual on detonator.

Hold positions.


Get off me!

Now you... understand, Neil.


You're not gonna die!



In the wake of the recent NSA data breach, private drone contractor Neil wiston has come forward

with more information on the CIA test program

that blurs the line between contractors and the military.

Ironically, as a private contractor, Mr. wiston may be held responsible

for any civilian casualties

during these previously autonomous combat missions.

Some folks may call wiston a patriot

but I have no doubt he is a traitor to this country

and will be charged with these crimes.

Serious damage has been done to programs of national security.

This is the danger of whistleblowers like Neil wiston.

They make our nation vulnerable.