Numb3rs S3E23 Script

Money for Nothing (2007)

(fast-tempo African drum rhythm playing)

(villagers singing in native language)

(singing continues)

Put it right over here, okay?

All the way to the back, yeah?

(singing continues)

MAN: Last one. Thanks, guys.

Everybody out.

(drum rhythm continues)


Ready to get back to Africa?

You know it. See you in Lusaka.

Be well. Thank you.

Be careful.

(singing, drum rhythm conclude)

BRADFORD: You talk a lot about your work, but I want to go a little further.

What else is in your life?

What, that I'm a workaholic with commitment issues that has a hard time trusting people is not enough?

I mean, like, your family.

What, I've said, I think... you know, we're okay.

What about your brother?

DON: It's not like I don't know that my parents didn't have their hands full with Charlie.

You know when you talk about your brother, I get this feeling that you choose your words very carefully.

Yeah, what, I don't want you to get the wrong idea.

You don't want me to think that you hate Charlie.

That's not true.

No, it's not.

Look, hey...

I really think that most of the time, he and I are, uh... you know... we're good.

And the other times? Look, I mean, sometimes the glory and the accolades...

And taking all your parents' time.

Yeah, this curly-headed black hole that can suck the air out of the universe.

So you felt cheated?

MAN (over radio): Why are you slowing down?

What's the problem?

Minor accident.

LAPD's on the scene.

Got it.

(tires screeching)

Out of the truck, now! Out of the truck!

Go! Go! Move, now! Now! I got it. I got it!

Put the gun down! Now!

Drop the gun! Get on the ground now!

(sirens approaching)

You just picked the wrong rig to jack.

(sirens stop)

It's really not your day, is it?

You're right, it's mine.


Freeze! Get down!

Get down on the ground.

Out of the truck!

Hurry up!

On the ground.

Bring 'em around. Bring 'em around.

All right... which one of you two knows the code?


Neither of us.

Who the hell are these people?

You said we stop the truck, we get the cargo.

We got a deal, man.

Put them both in the truck, Zack.

Where're our TVs? Open the truck!

Got the GPS.


You listening to me?


(cocks guns)


This is messed up, man.


(indistinct radio transmission)

(phone ringing)

Oh, I'm sorry, I really have to get it.

After what happened last time, I trust you.

All right.

Hey, you know, Don?

Next time... why don't you bring Charlie?


Truck hijacking.

Guard was hit with a shotgun, the robbers had automatic weapons.

Who are these guys?

The heist crew hired some local talent to make the initial stop.

Kid with the bandanna is Roberto Menchavez, aka Lucky Dog, leader of the 7th Street Gang.

All right, Lucky, tell us again, what happened?

Listen, man, we just supposed to show up and scare some people.


Next thing everybody's gatted up and going Eastwood.

Yeah? Who had the automatics?

Some white dudes who don't play fair and don't share.

I said "Who?" Give me some names.

You kidding me, right?

What was in the truck? Supposed to be TVs.

WOMAN: Actually, it was a shipment of medical supplies for an African relief effort.

And you are? Sari Kinshasa.

Executive Director, Project Zambia Relief.

Hey, I'm Don Eppes.

Why don't you step over here, tell me more.

$2 million in HIV and antimalaria drugs, and $50 million locked in a safe.

Money earmarked for micro-loans to revitalize the Zambian economy.

$50 million U.S. dollars?

They have also kidnapped two of my people accompanying the shipment.

Okay, why would they do that?

Because one of them can open the safe.

SARI: Dr. Daniel Matthews is married, has two children.

He volunteered for Project Zambia Relief last summer.

DAVID: Yeah, he's new to the organization.

Prior to this, he was trying to raise money for a pediatric clinic for illegal immigrants.

Gwen Owen -- known her for 11 years.

She owned her own architecture firm and sold it to devote her life to helping African children.

She designs clinics and schools.

LIZ: Owen could be experiencing burnout.

You know what I mean, looking for some compensation for sacrificing her life and career.

It had to be an inside job. The robbers knew the route.

They knew where to find the GPS unit on the truck...

No, no, you're wrong.

Those people wouldn't be on that truck if I didn't trust them completely -- no, they are dedicated aide workers.

Ms. Kinshasa, you have to understand, this is what we do.

Okay, we know what we're doing. But Dan and Gwen weren't the only people with access to that information.

We're aware of that.

You've been a supervisor for Canyon Hawk Security for only two years.

Yeah, you got me. Only two years.

Guess that means I did it.

Would you like to make a statement?

What do they do to you people when you join the Bureau, surgically remove your sense of sarcasm?

You lost a $50 million shipment.

You got two people kidnapped.

So if I was you, I would choose a better time to hone my comedy routine.

(elevator bell dings)

Well, the city wants to declare the building as a landmark.

But CalSci wants to demolish it, so I figured it's the kind of thing you used to handle all the time.

Well, I'd be happy to look at the plans, if you think that would help.

Yeah, yeah, thanks. Oh, you know what?

I think something's going on.

Oh, yeah. I don't think he has time for lunch today.

I think you're right.

Listen, we've got a hijacked truck we've got to find before it leaves L.A.

A truck? What kind of truck? Relief supplies for Zambia.

It was, like, $2 million in drugs, $50 million in cash.

That's a fraction of what we should be sending them, huh?

They kidnapped two people that they're probably torturing to get at the money, so...

I can narrow down some escape routes.

There's an application... Yeah, that's great.

Why don't you just use my desk, okay?

(clears throat)

Well, looks like I'm eating alone.

Well, actually, uh, I could use your help.

You're more familiar with the L.A. landscape than I am.

All right.

Grab that -- you have a pen?

Yes, I'm never without one.

If you try to burn it open with a plasma cutter, there's a lining of toxic material in the safe wall that will release poisonous gas.

So they knew that and that's why they took Matthews and Owen.

It's not just the money that's important.

There are over 700,000 AIDS-related orphans in Zambia.

Malaria kills thousands every year.

If the drugs are lost, it could take six months to a year to replace them.

About the money, why not just wire it from bank to bank?

That's not secure in most areas.

And besides, U.S. currency gives you more leverage.

It's become a standard of value, like gold.

Moving cash overseas is common.

COLBY: It's too early to be sure, but my guess is the security company's clean.

Yeah, well, we better do a deep background, anyway.

But we gotta be focusing on where that truck is.

We already have the airports and the harbor under surveillance.

And all major freeways in and out of the city are being watched by CHP.

But there's got to be literally hundreds of routes out of the city.

CHARLIE: Okay, so we put together a preliminary list.

You mind putting up the map, David?

Wow, that was fast.

Well, again, it's preliminary.

We figure time is of the essence.

Yes, absolutely. Great, well... the math we're using here is called Dijkstra's algorithm, which is a greedy algorithm.

"Greedy" simply meaning that it picks the highest values first.

So it's like when you make change... you pick the smallest number of coins.

It's an instinctive algorithm that we all use without even thinking about it.

So for 41 cents, you start with a quarter, then a dime and so on.

Dijkstra's algorithm finds the quickest path between points.

Now, instead of coins, think of pure values.

The algorithm chooses the routes with the higher values: shorter distance, greater speed, fewer traffic lights and turns.

Online mapping sites and car navigation systems, they use Dijkstra's algorithm to calculate directions.

And we know how well they work.

CHARLIE: So we've mapped out seven likely escape points for getting out of this city.

Now, of course, I'm going to need more data.

There are a lot of variables.

ALAN: You know, like, overpass heights, bridge weight capacities, the road widths, traffic flow...

So to narrow down the possibilities, I'm going to combine branched flow with heuristic procedures and create sort of an, uh, an "escape" math, if you will.

It should be coming up right now.

All right, good.

Let's go check it out. Great.

All right.

Hey, how you doing? I'm Charlie. Sari Kinshasa.

And I'm Alan.


You're FBI agents?

I'm an FBI consultant.

I'm an FBI dad.

(gentle laugh)

(indistinct radio transmission)

All right, you guys take the first route, all right?

And Colby, we'll take the second...

Agent Eppes.

I understand you're working a truck hijacking -- Zambian Relief.

Yeah. Who are you? Uh, Michael Shannon.

That $50 million you're looking for belongs to me.

How do you figure that?

Mr. Shannon here is a vulture fund investor.

I don't like that term.

Ms. Kinshasa may not agree with what I do, but it is a legitimate financial venture.

When poor countries get behind on paying back international loans, vulture fund investors buy the bad loans for pennies on the dollar.

I bought over $60 million in Zambian debt last year.

For only three million.

Then the U.S. forgave the Zambian loan to help in our relief efforts.

You sued for the full amount, even though Zambia offered to pay you back your money.

Why should I settle for $3 million when I have a court order that says I have a right to $60 million?

Now, Agent Eppes, if and when you find that money, it's mine.

DAVID: I hope Charlie's escape math works.

We got to find these guys and fast.

Yeah. Four years in the Bureau, and I still can't believe what some people are capable of.

Stealing money and medicine from starving people?

Yeah. It boggles the mind.


How are you adjusting to L.A.?

It's all right.

Someone once told me it's like New Jersey with palm trees.


To be honest, it's not that far off.

Yeah, it helps to know a local.

Uh, somebody to show you the good restaurants, how to avoid rush hour traffic.

Yeah, yeah. Don's always trying to get me to take Venice instead of the 10.

Notice Don's taking an interest.

Yeah, I mean, I guess he's helped me get my footing out here.

Yeah. Kind of like how he helped Colby and me when, uh, we first showed up.

What are you saying?


What are you saying?


All right.


COLBY: So, we get that money back, we really have to give it to the vulture fund guy?

Yeah, well, you know, it's kind of out of our hands.

I don't know, you know, I say the security company's clean.

We just got to take a good hard look at this Project Zambia staff.

Nah. Come on, man.

How can you not trust people who are working to help orphans?

Well, same way you don't trust anybody.

Ah, so you think Sari Kinshasa just doesn't know her people as well as she thinks she does?

Well, how well does anyone know who they're working with?

Mm. The way I see it, you got a team, you got to trust 'em.

That's just the way it works.

(quietly) You know what? I got something.

DAVID (over radio): Copy that.

(whimpering quietly)

Hey, I got them.

Copy that, Liz. Where are you?

MAN: We got you...

...babe. (laughs)


Who the hell are you?

A Fed, huh?

How did you find us?

FBI! Drop your weapons!


Liz, move!

(automatic gunfire)

(engine starting, gears grinding)

Drop your weapon!

Put it on the ground, now!

Freeze! FBI!

You, drop it right now!

FBI! Get on the damn ground!

DAVID: Heist crew got away with the truck.

We had air support up in five minutes.

Truck vanished, and we would have caught it if it weren't for these two.

LIZ (over speaker): Let me make something very clear.

You interfered with an FBI investigation.

I shot at an armed felon.

How's that interfering?

Same story as the other one.

They say Michael Shannon employed them to get the money back.

All right. Let's get the guy in here, all right?

Hey, Shannon.

Agent Eppes.

You had hired goons tailing my agents?

I have a perfect right to recover my property.

My employees have done nothing wrong.

I would like them released.

Well, they helped the suspects escape.

You have no proof of that.

Maybe they found the truck the same way you guys did.

I very much doubt that.

You get them out of here.

I see them again, you're all going to jail.

COLBY: Focus primarily on this area right here.

DAVID: Up to Pasadena?

Uh, well, the good news is at least we know that the truck is still in the L.A. area.

And it was slipped past the dragnet that LAPD set up.

CHARLIE: But now we have a more recent location.

We also know that somebody else is going after it.

They told me you saw Dan and Gwen.

They are alive?

DAVID: Yes, uh, that's... that's correct.

Though mercenaries hired by Michael Shannon -- they stepped in, and interfered.

Yes, I heard.

So, now what?

(indistinct conversation)

This is how you found them the first time?

Uh, yes, and now we have a far richer data set from which to work from.

A heuristic way of identifying optimum paths by which to leave an area undetected.

Wow. You understand this stuff?

I'm an economist. I get the basics.

Agent Granger, in your best judgment, what is going to happen to Dan and Gwen?

Well, it would really depend on what they've seen and heard, and whether or not they're willing to give up the code to the safe.

I don't think they'll give it up.

The medicine on that truck -- malaria, cholera treatments, vaccines -- can save thousands of children who will otherwise die.

The money -- I mean, this $50 million -- it's a lot, but it's really not even a drop in the bucket.

A drop is all it takes to prime a pump.

You're talking about micro credit.

SARI: Yes, people get tiny loans to start small businesses.

Knitting, growing vegetables, making furniture.

You know, uh, the efficiency of micro credit is... is much like the capillary action of a paper towel absorbing liquid.

You see, the economic structure of a community is like the woven fabric of a paper towel.

People interconnected by commerce.

The difference is, as money enters the fabric of economy, it actually creates more money.

SARI: Say a woman has money to buy material.

She sells clothing at the market.

The woman then brings back the cash to her village.

She buys food and other essentials for her family.

CHARLIE: Money gets absorbed, spreads around, so more people have cash to spend and invest.

SARI: Yes, it's worked in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Mozambique.

Loans as little as $100 to $500, and 97% repaid. COLBY: 97%?

Wow. That's so hard to believe.

CHARLIE: Why are capitalists so surprised that capitalism works?


These are some of the people this shipment is intended for.

Two of these children...

...have died of malaria in the past month.

But we can save others if we get the truck back.

Sari... may I please have one of these photos?

Of course.

(door opens)


What's up? What's that? I don't know.

It was lying on the floor when I came down, and it was broken.

What do you think -- maybe Mom's ghost?


No, she loved this vase.

Otherwise, I'd just throw the pieces away.

So, uh, what's up?

What are you doing?

Ah, you know, just work, work, work.

You still seeing the, uh, therapist?

How's that going?

Uh, it's going all right.

He actually asked me to see if Charlie would come in for a session.

Hmm. That sounds great.

Yeah? Why is that?

Well, so you can talk about stuff that, uh, you never talk about.

You know, stuff that, uh, bothers you.

I don't know. What's the point?

We were kids, you know?

And you're still fighting like kids.

Come on, you're grown up.

Get over this stuff, and... start fighting like adults.

(door opens)

Oh, hey.

So, I will have new search parameters for you in, like, a couple hours. Is that cool?

Yeah, that's so great. Thanks.

Ooh, I, uh... I forgot.

I left the sprinkler on in the backyard.

Sprinklers on at night?

(Don laughs)

You got me.

What's happening?

Hey, listen, um, my therapist asked me to ask you if you'd come in for a session.

You know?

Like, I don't know, talk about stuff.

Um... any stuff in particular?

You know, just things.

I mean, whatever... you know.

I don't know.

Yeah, I mean, it's not exactly comfortable for me, either.

Well, uh... it's your therapy.

It's not my therapy.

Maybe we should just keep it that way.

Sheriff's got a tip on a tractor-trailer parked back here.


Looks like something big drove through here recently.

What, did you learn big rig tracking back in Quantico?

From my great-grandfather.

You know, I'm 1/16 Cherokee.


The Cherokee part, yeah.

The tracking part, no.

(groaning in distance)

Hey, what was that?

Probably some homeless guy.


Wait a minute, that looks like Daniel Matthews.

COLBY: Dr. Matthews?

LIZ: Okay.

(groaning) Gwen.

They still have Gwen.

COLBY: So what happened, Dr. Matthews?

They beat me -- they wanted the code to the safe.

You should've just told them.

No way -- getting that funding was so hard.


They kept hitting me... I passed out.

When I came to, they were throwing me from the truck.

Do you have any idea why?

Not sure.

I was pretty out of it. (distant sirens wailing)

I think Gwen said she knew the code, but she'd only tell them if they let me go.

All right, we're gonna get you transported out of here, okay?

COLBY: All right, get LAPD looking for a woman that matches Gwen Owen's description.

By now, they probably have the safe open and probably thrown her out.

No! Gwen lied.

She was trying to save me...

...and save the money.

She doesn't know the combination to the safe.


I do.

Just me.

Robbers knew about the drugs, but not the money.

We think they got a tip from one of the medical supply companies.

So Colby's talking to an LAPD undercover who works black market drug sales.

Yeah, that's a good idea.


You know how I told you people would notice what's going on with us?

They have.

So, what?

It's not exactly getting in the way of the work, right?

I don't want to compromise my career.

Especially if, in six months, you're going to be moving on.

Come on, that is so, that is not fair.

Look, you're right.

I-I don't even know what I'll be thinking in six months.

Look, I... I'm crazy about you.

The problem is... rumors and speculation make people think things aren't on the up-and-up.

All right, so...

I mean, you want to tell them?

You ready for that?


Just don't be using my name.

LAPD wouldn't be thrilled sharing info with the Feds.


Bunch of stuff was supposed to hit the market sometime this week: morphine, Valium, antibiotics, vaccines.

Hasn't shown up yet.

Yeah, well, who buys black market medications?

Doctors, clinics, shady drug stores.

Except vaccines, they don't move locally.

Yeah, not much malaria or cholera in L.A., huh?

Not yet at least.

Vaccines go to dealers who smuggle them over the border.

Yeah, well, in your experience, who do we look at for this?

Guys who jack drug shipments tend to work off info they get out of the companies that ship the stuff.

(door opens) Oh, hey.

What's up? What are you doing here?

Hi, Charlie.

Hey, Charlie, you know, I was looking through some old photos and, uh, look what I found.


You've been speaking with Don.

Well, he-he told me that his therapist wants you to come to one of his sessions.

Yeah, well, you know, he and I kinda get along okay now.

What, you think if you talk things out, you wouldn't get along anymore?


It's possible.

No, not at all.

You know what, Dad?

He and I... have hit an equilibrium.

And... I help him with his work and he... lets me...

Lets you?!


He let's you do what?

He lets me... hang around him.

I'm still the little brother.

You know, the day this photo was taken -- not one of our family's best.

It's just that he has, uh... he has things on his mind and... so why not talk about it?

He has no idea what really went on that day.

I don't think you do either.

Well, I-I didn't then.

But I think I managed to figure it out.

We looked at the companies that provided the stock on the truck; we checked through their employee lists.

And came up with this guy -- Frank Tibbet.

Last time I saw him, he was pointing a gun at Liz.

COLBY: Up until two weeks ago, he worked for a drug packing company.

He was released from state prison a year ago -- armed robbery.

Known associate of...

It's, uh... Vincent Kagan.

That's the other guy Liz and I met.

Now, rounding out the gang...

Vincent's brothers Anthony and Zack.

These guys are a high-end crew that specialize in jacking pharmaceuticals.

DAVID: Vincent's a suspect in the shooting death of a guard protecting a shipment of oxycontin.

The guard wouldn't give up the code to open the security door.

Which doesn't bode well for Gwen Owen.

LIZ: Hey, guys. CHP just got a report of a truck matching the stolen one at a truck stop.

When they got there, it was already gone.

All right, good. Why don't you guys check that out, all right?

Hey, so, Don, I've worked out new possible escape routes based now on where Dr. Matthews was found.

Great. I'll check them out, thanks.

Hey, so you know that thing you asked me... uh, to do?

Yeah, it's, uh... it's all right, don't worry about it.

I'll do it.

I'll go.

Just let me know when.

I'll be there.

(truck horn blaring)

(pneumatic tools whirring)

(water spraying)

DAVID: Bounty hunters. Again.

You know what?

I haven't yet had the privilege of meeting those gentlemen.

You're right.

Hey, I hear you guys are looking for a rig.

Peterbilt 379.

Might be.

Are you or not?

Great Dane trailer with a sliding tandem axle?

That be the one.

Saw it take off on the 10 East a little while ago.

Hey, there, ladies.

How you doing? Hands on your head.

(laughing) Turn around.

Come on, man.

We're both on the same side, right?

How about a little team spirit?

Yeah, don't get your feelings hurt if we say, "no," all right?

Hey, you got nothin' to arrest us for, man.

Well, how'd you wind up here?

Following us again? No, not this time -- we put a reward out on the Internet -- got some hits.

Guy said he saw the truck here.

You want to share some of those tips with us, buddy?

Oh, well, now, that's our info, isn't it?

We paid good money for it.

FBI's too cheap to post a reward, well... that's not really our problem.


Yeah, actually, that is your problem.

Let's go.

Once again, we haven't broken any laws.

My employees have done nothing wrong.

I would like to have them released.

Oh, yeah, well, you know, I'd like to pitch for the Yankees.

But what's gonna happen is you're gonna order your men to tell me what they know.

Only if you and your superiors sign a paper ensuring that if and when the money is recovered, it will be delivered to me.

Come here.

Come on. I want to show you something.

That's Gwen Owen.

She was tortured for the combination to the safe that has "your" money in it.

She risked her life to save a guy she works with.

I'm hoping maybe you'll understand why my only concern is finding her alive and getting the supplies to those kids.

All right, we'll tell you everything that we know.


I'm still going to get my money back.

Uh, yeah, well... you're going to do it with a court order.

So, I'm telling you this right now: if me or any of my people see any of your guys again, I'm gonna bust your ass for obstruction of justice.

You understand that?

You know, in traffic engineering, to assign traffic routes and links, they use something called network equilibrium conditions.

And that occurs only when someone cannot improve his travel time by changing routes.

Well, yeah, I've already accounted for that, Dad, in this Frank-Wolfe algorithm.

But that's not my problem.

My problem is that my analysis indicates that the truck should be heading on this path here -- see that? -- Eastbound. Yeah.

Yeah. However, the FBI and the LAPD, they say it's not there.

But you say it is. Within 96% probability.

So what I did was I calculated the orbital apogee and inclination of eight spy satellites to see if they were in the right place at the right time to take photos of the area.

Mm-hmm. And?

Lacrosse 5 was in the right place and recorded seven different types of imaging data.


Yeah, but, Charlie, you're using escape math.

What if that truck is no longer trying to escape?

(phone ringing)

Yeah. Eppes. Hey!

So the path I told you about -- the truck's gotta be there.

Charlie, look, we had choppers all over the place, all right?

Once the truck leaves the Los Angeles area, the number of roads we have to search drastically reduces -- believe me, the robbers know that.

They know they'll be visible.

So what are you saying, they pulled off?

Right. They must've stopped somewhere on the outskirts of the city.

That gives them time to open the safe, to leave the truck and split up --

I think I can calculate the most likely area along the truck's path ASAP.

Yeah, all right, that sounds good.

Do what you can and get back to me, all right?

I'm going to head out.

All right, we're striking out here -- how about you guys?

Nah, nothing.

Don, I think we got something.

We have the car that Matthews described.

Crew has to be hiding close by.

(chattering indistinctly)

LIZ: Hello?

(knocking on window)

Oh, hey, um, I need some gas.

My car's empty.

I'll take this.

(clears throat)

Don't look at my hand.

(door busts open)


Put your hands up!

Get your hands behind your back!

Get them behind your back right now!

Listen, there's no sign of Vincent Kagan.

Where's that truck?

Take them outside and just question them separately.

You, get up.

Liz, come on, let's get them outside.

DON: Oh, yeah? Come here.

Come here. Get up.

Sit down.

I want to know where that truck is.

Listen, we got you on armed robbery.

If the woman dies, you are looking at murder.

All right, I get it.

The truck is stashed nearby.

I don't know where exactly.

Come here.

Tibbet just told me the truck's going east.

Zack says the truck is still here.

All right, so who's lying?

Hey, buddy, listen.

We didn't find the truck -- we found the guys who stole it.

One of them says it's near here.

The other says it's already out of the state.

All right, uh, so... there's a classic logic puzzle that kind of applies.

Why don't you ask each guy where the other one will say the truck is?

Yeah, but one of them's obviously lying.

Well, yeah, exactly.

One's lying, one's telling the truth.

Whatever either one says, the truck's going to be in the opposite place.

Yeah, yeah, all right, all right, all right.

I'm gonna call you back. Liz, come here.

All right, Charlie just gave me an idea.

We're gonna try something a little weird.

No, I told you what I know.

I'm trying to cooperate.

Yeah, that's what your buddy said.

So what's he going to tell us?


Look, if he's playing ball, he'll tell you the truth.

The truck's halfway through Arizona.

ZACK: Tibbet's cutting a deal?

That's crazy; no way. Hey.

He'll tell you the truck's gone because he's screwing with you.

What about you? You screwing me?


(auto dial beeping)

(line ringing)

All right, so both of 'em said the other would say it's gone.

Well, that means it's still here.

Look, you... you've got a choice between "A" and "B."

You've got two guys -- both know who's right, one of the two is lying -- so by asking them what the other one will say, you're going to get the lie twice.

Yeah, but the thing is, Charlie, we're not finding it here.

All right, I mean, your stuff says one thing.

Our eyes are telling us something completely different.

What, we shouldn't be looking for a truck.

COLBY: Right, 'cause it doesn't look like a truck anymore, but we need to look for something that takes up the same amount of space as the truck.

Charlie, hold on.

Just one second, hold on.

Check this out.

Right there.

Yeah, wait a minute, we passed that about a half a mile back.

That's a trailer park.

LIZ: You think it's tucked in beside one of these double-wides?

Yeah, I mean, it's possible, right?

DAVID: Hey... guys.

Take a look.

This one's a new arrival.

Grass is still green.


DAVID: Yo, yo.

DON (quietly): Come here.

(diesel engine starting)

(backup alarm beeping)

COLBY: I don't know what his plan is, but I guess we're backing him.

(tires screeching)

(siren bleeping)

(tires screeching, Don shouting)

Put your hands up where I can see them!

Keep them up! I want to see those hands!

Don't move.

Just relax, man. Let's go.

You guys all right? It's clear.

Gwen Owen. Don Eppes with the FBI.

Okay, you're okay, we got you.

I'm just going to take this off.

Okay, just nice and easy.

They didn't get the money.

Yeah, good job.

Let's get those paramedics rolling.

All right, you're okay.


This is better, right?

(laughs) It's an improvement.

You look much, much better.


SARI: Gwen.


Oh, it's good to see you.

Hi. (laughing) Hi.

Those two went through hell.

All to get your money back.

SARI: So, are you ready to get back to Africa?

You know it.

Hey, guys, hold on a second. Heads up.

Ms. Kinshasa.

Mr. Michael Shannon has agreed to a settlement.

He's giving up his claim to the $50 million in exchange for three million to cover his investment.

That's right.

And the rest goes to Zambia.

All right.

And the Grinch's heart grew three sizes that day.

Yeah, what changed his mind?

I think it was maybe something one of you said.

No, maybe it was something he saw.

Well... thank you.

Thank you all.

I'm gonna go make some calls.

Whoa, hold on, actually.

Listen, um, I just want to say something.

Guys, I know there's been this, uh, talk going on, and I just want to say in the name of full disclosure that, uh, Liz and I have, in fact, been seeing each other.

Okay? Oh, God.


There's another mystery solved.

So any of you, uh, you guys got anything to say, you can, uh, you can say it to her.



No problem.

It was my 13th birthday and, uh, my dad was going to take me and, uh... you know, some of my friends camping.

You know, and, uh... and Charlie came with us.

CHARLIE: Okay, just for the record, you know, I didn't want to go.

You know, that was totally... Right.

Mom and Dad's idea. Anyway, you know, my dad takes me aside and says that he's going to keep an eye on my friends, and that this guy is my responsibility.

A special trip with your buddies, suddenly, you're a babysitter.

Yeah. Exactly.

Of course, you know, I let him get lost and he's, he's missing for -- it was at least 12 hours, right?

I mean, it was sheriffs and rangers and a whole search and, and even my mom -- she had to drive up.

You know, she can't stop crying.

She's blaming my dad.

And how about you?

I was supposed to take care of him.

And how did that make you really feel?

Yeah, you know, I was pissed off, I guess.

I mean, but what? It was my fault, you know.

No, it wasn't.

I'm sorry -- no, it wasn't. Well, it was.

CHARLIE: You shouldn't feel bad.

No. Well, I didn't get lost.

What are you talking about?

I knew you didn't want me there -- you made it pretty obvious -- so I decided to walk home.

Oh, you decided to walk home? Yeah.

To Pasadena?

That is so...

I mean, unbelievable.


I was responsible for you. I know.

I know, but you were 13 years old.

So what? So get over yourself.


Why would you do that?

Because... you didn't want me around.

You never wanted me around. Ah, Charlie, that's not true.

You never wanted me around. Yes, it is true.

No, Charlie, look, it's not true.

Are you kidding? You don't think I ever noticed the looks you would give me?

What looks? The rolling the eyes...

No, it is not true because it's always about you.

You know? I mean, it's like, the guy has to be the center of attention.

Uh, that's not, uh, that's not how I saw it.

That -- maybe you saw it that way, but...

To me, everything fun and everything exciting was always happening without me.


Explain this to me.

You weren't lost?

I'm not as helpless as people think.

So unbelievable.

So, Don, how do you feel about working with Charlie now?

(Don sighs heavily)

I just always feel like I'm taking advantage of him, you know, like I'm using him or something.

There's nothing here, but still we try

The conversations come and go

Like the day goes down Charlie?

And now I read between the lines I love...

I love working with my brother.

There'll be no peace of mind

You were actually walking home?

Well, yeah, 'cause once I... once I got to the road, it was pretty easy.

I mean, he's eight.

I like walking.

You know, that-that's like, that's my sport.

You've got hockey, you've got baseball.

I've got walking.

Like, you like speed walking?

No, normal... You've never taken a walk?

In and out of sight like a prodigal son.