When Worlds Collide (2008)
(rock music playing)
♪ I'm just a happy kid... ♪ WOMAN: Shaza, finish and help me set the table.
Hadi, I asked you to shut that off five minutes ago.
Your father will be here any minute.
Hey, Mom, do you think I can ask Dad tonight?
About buying a new laptop?
It's your funeral.
I need a new cell phone.
If you get a new laptop, I get a new cell phone.
I need it for schoolwork.
MAN: Wait! I got family there.
WOMAN: Kaleem! Kaleem! I got family!
In the house, Asha!
Don't! Get back! In the house!
Mom?! Go get inside!
I can't thank you enough for your help, Charlie.
Your work on algebraic statistics was essential to getting my research published.
Oh, well, are you going to, uh, present this anywhere?
There's a seminar on Current Models in Recombinant Methodology this summer in Florence, Italy.
Ah. Firenze, mio preferito.
And as co-author of the article, you are, of course, invited to help present the work.
LARRY: I have to confess, this whole business of rearranging DNA to suit human needs...
Listen, I find this very exciting in this rather, uh, life-threatening, world-ending sort of way.
(laughs) The ability to employ a more rapid and reliable de novo DNA synthesis can lead to the creation of so many useful, practical applications.
Professor Phillip Sanjrani? Yes.
Special Agent William Fraley.
I'm going to have to ask you to come with me.
Well, why? What's this all about?
There must be some mistake. My brother's Agent Don...
I'm aware of who your brother is.
There's no mistake, Dr. Eppes.
Look, I'm happy to cooperate.
Only tell me what this is about. We will.
Charlie, you work with the FBI. What's happening?
I don't know. I-I'll... find out.
(car engine starting)
Well, what happened was, two men were abducted at gunpoint. They're missing.
Now, they were both members of the Pakistan International Fund, which is a local group suspected of being a cover for an extremist cell.
Counter-terrorism seems to think that these abductions may be some kind of prelude to a terrorist act.
Okay, what does a terrorist cell have to do with the arrest of a university professor?
Well, your colleague Phil Sanjrani was a member of the group, and he's one of about a dozen members that they brought in for questioning.
And what's his actual connection?
To put it bluntly, Charlie, the DC office suspects your friend of being a terrorist.
Hey, Charlie, look, we're definitely gonna need your help with this, all right?
Can you come in?
Kaleem Rafiq was abducted by masked gunmen in front of his home.
Ronald Jamali left his office for lunch, never returned.
Now, both are members of a non-profit called the Pakistan International Fund.
Claims to raise money for rural Pakistan and Bangladesh, but we have evidence, funds could be going to jihadist groups.
These abductions that signal an imminent attack?
Yeah, we think so.
Now, since 9/11, we've stopped several terror plots thanks to informants.
Yeah, al-Qaeda's now instructing all their operatives to eliminate leaks prior to attacks.
And you're thinking these guys were somehow a threat to the group?
That's why the director flew me out from DC on a military jet.
We have to find the leadership of the cell.
Now, it will be hidden.
Some operatives will be deep cover, not openly linked to the PIF.
Okay, well, I guess that's where I can help.
You know, in the past, we've used math to identify the covert structure of organizations.
Sure. Like the social network kind of thing, right?
Well, actually, since we're saying that the NSA has a database of phone intercepts on this group, I'll be using an analysis based on Byzantine fault-tolerance.
With a name like that, I don't even want to ask, Charlie.
It's just a way of finding faulty components in computing systems.
FRALEY: How do computers relate to a terrorist cell?
Well, think of a rowing team.
And imagine that one rower is secretly working against the rest of the team.
What math will do is look at the water in the boat's wake and determine which oarsman is working against the rest of the team.
The missing men in this case are working against the terror cell.
Just like your oarsman. Right.
Math will not only identify them...
But it tells us who the other guys in the boat are.
Can it tell us where the boat's going?
In other words, what the cell's planning?
That's probably asking a lot of the metaphor.
It is, but if there's enough information on the NSA intercepts, then...
Okay, look, you pursue that, and we just got to find out as much information about these two as we can.
So, look, you know, I know Phil Sanjrani's a member of the PIF, but he's not a terrorist. He's a scientist.
Right, I understand your concern, but the guy e-mailed instructions for a bioweapon to Pakistan.
I didn't know that.
My husband was abducted in front of our home, here in Los Angeles, yet you ask me about a trip to Karachi eight years ago, and phone calls to his cousin in Kashmir?
We just need to pursue every avenue of the investigation.
You aren't pursuing my husband's case.
You're investigating him as a terrorist because we're Pakistani, because we're Muslim?
How much time will you waste convicting him when you could be trying to find him?
The only way I can help you is if you answer my questions.
My husband has been in this country for 25 years.
He is a business owner.
He's not an extremist.
The Pakistan International Fund is a charity, helping people in rural regions of Pakistan and Bangladesh.
We are not political.
And what's your role in the organization?
We're all volunteers, we do what we can.
Well, we're gonna need to examine your membership and fundraising records, as well as all telephone and computer information.
No. I don't think so.
Sir, two of your members were kidnapped.
Which doesn't mean we help you conduct a witch hunt through our membership.
You aren't treating us as victims, and you know it.
I can get a search warrant. Go ahead.
Sir, what do you think happened to Rafiq and Jamali?
When foreign-born Muslims go missing in this country, they tend to turn up in federal detention.
The CIA's got a history of this.
Why don't you check with them?
It wasn't us.
The CIA doesn't do this.
Not in this country.
We've heard that sometimes you guys do make exceptions.
This conversation is limited to the specifics of your case.
It's also limited to an outdoor location.
DAVID: Any reason you didn't want to have this conversation in your office?
You needed to see me right away, you got me on my lunch hour.
Office or sidewalk, the answer is the same.
The agency had nothing to do with these abductions.
COLBY: Okay, if it wasn't you guys, then who else does this sort of thing?
Phil's an American citizen.
He's been at CalSci for eight years.
You didn't try to call a lawyer or anything, did you?
I may have made some calls, yeah.
Charlie, you can't be doing that. He's a colleague of mine.
I don't care. You work for us.
As a consultant, not an agent.
SANJRANI: My work is for use in agriculture to develop disease-resistant crops.
Your research is restricted.
It's illegal to send it to hostile foreign entities.
Restricted? Nobody informed me of that.
The list of restricted information is classified.
SANJRANI: Then how would I know I couldn't send it?
Why would you send any information to religious extremists?
I contacted scientists working on crop yields in a region suffering from famine and starvation.
You sent cutting-edge work in engineered genome sequencing to a university linked to groups that hate this country.
I sent my work to respected researchers.
It's Rafiq's wallet.
Worker found it inside the warehouse.
We saw it matched the victim.
Did you guys find anything else?
We just started looking.
All right. Thanks.
Got a nice little blood trail there.
COLBY: Looks like Rafiq.
(camera shutter clicks)
Both men were beaten, tortured with electricity.
To see if they leaked information.
Hey, guys, take a look at this.
Found at the scene. It's a trigger pin.
Trigger pin? For what?
For one of these.
Russian-made rocket launcher. Bunker buster.
So the trigger pins are often shipped separately, and they're hard to come by, so if you have the pins, you got the rockets.
We found these at the home of one of the other dead men, Ronald Jamali.
Blueprints from four high schools.
A rocket attack on a high school?
They've already got the rockets.
Watch the schools, but keep it low-key.
They know we're onto them, they'll just switch targets.
We're working these weapons contacts to see if there's word out anywhere.
Hey. So I'm still working on tracking the dead men's connections to the PIF.
However, I need to tell you about some other preliminary findings.
Okay. What are they?
Uh, just that my analysis has been unable to identify components that correlate to any expected system.
What are you saying? The PIF does not fit the profile for any known terror group.
According to your computer logic analysis?
No, actually, according to the FBI's own criteria: the lack of religious ties, its membership, its structure, its activities -- all atypical.
There is no sign of any covert organization within this group.
And I also have to say that Phil Sanjrani's connection to this case is entirely coincidental.
Or maybe it's coincidental that he's a friend of yours?
Yeah, he's a friend of mine, and you guys came across his work because he's a member of the PIF.
You assume that his work is terror-related because you assume that the PIF is a terrorist group.
DON: No, Charlie, the guy makes synthetic pathogens.
FRALEY: And he sends his information to Pakistan.
His work is in crop development.
It's designed to create new strains of food crops resistant to drought and insects, which are both very, very big problems in the farming regions of Pakistan.
You know what, you're a mathematician; this is biology.
Well, what does that have to do with it?
Hundreds of scientists work in Phil's field.
You going to arrest them all?
If they're connected to a terrorist group, yeah.
What if the PIF isn't a terrorist group?
What if it's a charity?
Don't get many charity groups torturing and executing their own members.
MEGAN: And there is the matter of the rocket launchers, Charlie.
Hey, I-I'm willing.
I'm more than willing to reevaluate my methodology.
I would just suggest that you might want to do the same.
FRALEY: Professor Eppes!
What is it, Agent Fraley?
I was wondering if you were aware that your colleague, Phil Sanjrani, recently traveled to the Bajaur region of Pakistan, the new home of al-Qaeda.
And that when he attended a Pakistani university, his roommate was a man who later became a member of al-Qaeda.
Your sister's a pharmacist.
Oh, I thought you'd make this argument, so I Googled you.
She studied pre-pharmacy at the University of Maryland.
Her Organic Chemistry professor was Dr. Afzul Abbas.
Dr. Abbas studied at Cairo University.
While there, he lived in the same residence as Ayman al-Zawahiri, a qualified pharmacologist, surgeon, prominent leader of al-Qaeda.
I connected you to a dangerous terrorist in three links.
I, uh, appreciate your skills in logic and deduction.
I hope you can appreciate my experience working in counterterrorism.
So you got your search warrant. Good.
Maybe now we can resolve this whole thing.
This gives us the right to seize all PIF records and information.
Oh, I doubt there's much more than what the FBI has already obtained through its wiretaps and other electronic surveillances.
Care to tell us how you're aware of that?
We are Pakistani Muslims.
You are FBI.
ASHA: The PIF money helped many groups in Pakistan.
We got letters from school children thanking us.
A group of us went out there last year to set up a health center.
Did your husband have any problems with the PIF's fundraising?
He and Ronald Jamali were upset about something.
He didn't say what.
Did he have any confrontations with the other members?
He did call people in Karachi about it.
Mazari's name was mentioned.
I, I don't know for sure.
Thank you for your help.
The man who abducted my husband, I heard his voice.
He wasn't Pakistani.
But you didn't see his face.
My son plays baseball.
My daughter goes to the mall.
This is the only country they know.
And when they lose their father, this country tells them he was a terrorist.
I've just been arguing with an FBI counterterrorism expert.
What're you guys up to?
Oh, we just got back from talking to Dr. Baltimore, who runs the microbiology labs.
Yeah, we just thought it might be interesting to get his opinion of Phil Sanjrani's work.
Oh, yeah. What did he say?
He says it looks like it is what Sanjrani said it was.
Engineered gene sequencing for the development of disease-resistant crops.
He did concede that some of it, conceivably, could be used to create pathogens.
But only if you look at all the data through the "myopic lens of a paranoid federal official."
His words, not mine.
MEGAN: Hey, Don.
So I know Fraley's just doing his job, but...
You're on Charlie's side?
Oh, come on. I'm not on a "side."
Fraley's expertise is terrorism.
Look, I know we often have to act on minimal information.
But if we go too far, we're going to destroy what we're trying to defend.
"He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither."
No, actually, I think it's a bumper sticker I saw.
Six months ago, this group started to raise a lot more money, stopped keeping good records.
Probably a reason. I got a bunch of weird phone calls to New York and Boston and San Francisco.
Fine, go for it, but I say all roads lead to Pakistan.
I don't know, I'm reading the paper.
Hey, Charlie, you buy what Fraley says?
I don't know, he's wrong about Phil Sanjrani, so...
ALAN: Professor Sanjrani?
Why, he's involved in an FBI case?
I thought you were reading the paper there.
Yeah, well, I was, but it's too depressing.
Look, Charlie, you know, I mean, you've got to be objective here.
I'm the one being objective.
You've arrested a man for sharing scientific knowledge.
It's dangerous information with foreign extremists.
Hope you told them to make it extra crispy.
Dad... You don't know that.
That's the way it looks.
I'm having a piece, you want one? Anybody?
You know, you and I have two very different worldviews, and that's fine.
But now you're crossing into my world and making assumptions about how people like me can or should work.
Charlie, people in your world also happen to make dangerous things.
Ah, here we go.
You know, sooner or later, this fight was bound to happen.
You don't understand the specifics here.
Well, I don't really have to.
Besides, there's nothing wrong with an honest disagreement.
It's more than a disagreement.
Call it what you want.
This pizza is really, very good.
They finally made it crispy.
Now, look, you both have very strong principles.
But you can't always see things the same way.
Now, I'm going to have my pizza, and I'm going to watch the game.
And I hope you guys will decide to join me.
Local informants haven't heard anything about anyone buying Russian rocket launchers, but there's somebody out there trying to sell RPGs.
Sell them? Do we know who?
We're working on it.
Hey, so I've come upon some significance in the PIF analysis.
You found a hidden operative?
But whatever this person's doing, he's covertly linked to Rafiq and Jamali.
Are you sure?
98.2% sure. I've got the data.
So, using the Byzantine agreements in secure communication model, the NSA data on the PIF's member cell phone use pointed out a third member who had a pattern of contact with the two victims before they were abducted.
So was this person trying to root out Jamali and Rafiq as traitors?
Uh, no. Actually, the analysis described a very curious player, traversing the network to uncover information, but in collaboration with Rafiq and Jamali, and his name is Benjamin Rajar.
Sinclair. I need a surveillance team for one Benjamin Rajar.
Driver's license F549N649.
He's a lawyer with DVY Associates, 626 Wilshire.
If you were able to connect this guy to the two dead men, I'm betting the terrorists will, as well.
(garbled radio transmission)
DAVID: Jamali was abducted off a busy street.
All right, that's one hell of a risk.
If they're well-trained, they'll like all the movement.
It's easy to peel one person out of the crowd without attracting attention.
AGENT (over radio): B-Team One, target's moving.
Prepare to exit.
Alpha Team, are you in position?
All right, we got him.
Wh-Where is he? Who's got him?
Anyone got eyes on him?
AGENT (over radio): A-Team Three, he's at the southeast corner of Wilshire and Hope.
Someone's grabbing him! We're going in!
FBI! Get those hands up where I can see them!
Get them up!
DISPATCH: We've got gunshots, multiple gunshots...
Automatic weapon fire.
I'm going after David.
Get out of the way!
Hey! Hey, stop!
DON: You all right?!
It's all right.
We lost the other guy.
And this one is dead.
Who is that?
DAVID: I don't know.
Doesn't look like a Pakistani.
MEGAN: So if this is a Pakistani extremist, I'm a Japanese schoolgirl.
They've recruited domestic operatives, making them more capable and dangerous.
MEGAN: That's the only explanation?
We shouldn't be looking at other possibilities?
Put it together with what we know -- two murders and another attempt, the weapons, the school plans.
The PIF phone records have calls to New York, Boston and San Francisco -- none connect to Islamic causes.
We have to penetrate this group, find out who's calling the shots.
If we can't, what, then?
Get a judge to issue arrest orders for as many members as we can, initiate deportation proceedings.
Hit them with everything we got.
That's just going to ruin a lot of innocent people's lives.
So could a rocket attack on a school.
So why do you think somebody tried to kill you?
I have no idea.
I was kind of hoping you guys are on top of that.
Well, two days before he was killed, Kaleem Rafiq called your law office.
Yes, he wanted me to look over the PIF's financials.
He said the group donated to certain charities.
Some of them had called to ask why the money had stopped.
Okay. Who's in charge of the PIF's funds?
Supposed to be a committee, but in recent months, it's been...
It's been who?
I don't want to give you any names, not with the way the FBI's been handling this.
Innocent people are being accused of terrible stuff.
To fix that, we need more information, not less.
Hamad Mazari's been handling the funds.
Has anybody talked to Mazari about this?
Rafiq said he and Jamali did.
How'd they say he responded?
Mazari said he was working with new charities.
Kaleem called Pakistan to look into them, but nobody had ever heard of them.
Didn't anybody suspect Mazari of mishandling the funds?
We figured it was just a mix-up, and then the murders happened.
Everybody's too upset to worry about the money right now.
What do you know about these?
I don't even know what I'm looking at.
LARRY: It's hard to believe this city started out as this tiny, little Spanish settlement, supporting a mission in San Gabriel.
I wonder if there are any angels left in the City of Angels.
Oh, a few, I'd like to think.
And I sense we're about to lose one.
Am I making a mistake?
Well, you're answering something that's been calling out to you for... some time now.
How can that be a mistake?
Phil, how are you doing?
They questioned me for 30 hours.
They told me I had a visitor, I thought it was finally a lawyer.
Well, do you have an attorney?
It doesn't matter.
They've made up their minds about me.
They said that when you were in college, you had a roommate who's now a member of al-Qaeda.
That's a mistake.
He has the same name as a member of al-Qaeda.
He's been trying for years to get that confusion cleared up.
And then last year, you visited Pakistan...
To visit family, meet with the researchers that I work with.
The feds make it sound like I went to a jihadist training camp.
What do you think is going on in the PIF?
Why were these two men killed?
I have no idea.
Are you asking for the FBI, or for yourself?
I know your work; I know its value.
They got some FBI scientist to review my work and say it's applicable to human pathogens.
I'll find that report, then I'll review it.
The hardest part for me is, I was only able to send part of my work before I was arrested.
My work could save tens of thousands from starvation, but now, it'll do nothing.
Phil, I am trying...
I'm trying to get the FBI to reconsider your case.
I doubt that's possible.
But I would appreciate it if you could talk to my wife...
Tell them... I am not what they say I am.
Hey. Who's this guy with all the orange? I don't remember him.
CHARLIE: That one? That's Tombrello.
He's an old fish. He likes to hide a lot.
I went over the FBI analysis of Phil Sanjrani's work.
The findings aren't scientifically valid.
All right. Well, so what is that supposed to mean?
For one, it's a political document.
It's not even a scientific one.
Charlie, no matter how you cut it, the guy shouldn't have sent his stuff to Pakistan.
Insects and crop disease are serious problems in Pakistan.
His work's going to help farmers feed starving people.
I don't think we should horde that kind of knowledge.
I don't think we have the right to.
Well, we have a right to protect our country, don't we?
On any given day, you know, I'm in contact with scientists in Moscow and China and India.
Are you going to arrest me?
COLBY: So we've got nothing on the dead guy shot trying to abduct the attorney.
You're looking at domestic lists, right?
You don't think he's American?
I've been tracking down a lot of calls between the PIF and U.S. cities.
And... I know this is going to sound really weird, but a lot of them lead to people and groups that are linked to the Irish Republican Army.
The IRA is defunct.
MEGAN: But when it was active in the U.S., it was a network that raised money and smuggled guns.
So are you saying you've found the last active IRA cell?
I'm not saying it's an active cell.
But what happened to all those operatives?
What are they doing? They're all working at Starbucks?
All right. Well, I mean, we could talk to old, uh, ex-IRA contacts.
I could look at the PIF leadership.
I just got some phone records that might give me something on Mazari.
You got anything else maybe, uh, you know, you want to talk to us about?
COLBY: Yeah, maybe it has something to do with your little trip to DC that none of us were supposed to know anything about?
Yeah, 'cause we're thinking you're up for a big promotion.
Maybe a job at Quantico, could be... maybe...?
Or maybe I'm just going to leave the Bureau... and counsel women in prison, and finish my doctorate.
That's a pretty big career change.
You know, I love working with you guys.
But I feel like it's become very clear this year that I'm not going to make it here as a lifer.
Did you, uh... you talk to Don?
He knows already.
CHARLIE: The FBI is wrong.
I don't think I can keep working on this case.
They're working from a theory different from yours, true.
But that doesn't make either of you wrong.
You don't know what's going on with the PIF either, but something is.
You're not serving the FBI here; you're serving the truth.
(sports broadcast plays on TV)
(Irish accent) What could two feds possibly want with me?
We heard some of your old cohorts might be back in business.
I don't have cohorts.
Try Sullivan's on 6th.
As a former convicted member of the IRA, if the FBI considers you uncooperative, it would be very easy to have you deported.
What do you want to know?
Any of your old associates working the markets?
Some of the boys still in it, I've heard.
New York, Boston. Not here.
Do you know this man?
Yeah, John Austin.
Dead, is he?
Killed by federal agents during an attempted abduction.
What an end.
But then, he was never headed for a good one.
What was he doing in Los Angeles?
Don't know. He didn't come around here.
He ran with a fellow who wasn't liked in Los Angeles -- one Shane O'Hanahan.
Why wasn't O'Hanahan liked?
He was a nasty piece of work.
Ireland be damned, he was only in it for the money and guns.
Would O'Hananan find himself mixed up with Pakistani militants who want to attack the U.S.?
When he was IRA, he worked with Libyans, Syrians.
Hell, Shane O'Hanahan would work with the Devil himself if he thought he could get a dollar out of it.
Yes. How can I help you?
Same social security number, same identity documents.
So the man we know as Mazari stole his identity.
Our guy could be Saudi or Syrian.
Who the hell knows? Could be al-Qaeda.
We ID'd the man killed in the shootout.
His name is John Austin, IRA, out of Belfast.
One of Austin's partners -- known gunrunner, Shane O'Hanahan.
Actually, that might fit your call thing, right?
What was it, New York...?
Boston... San Francisco.
Uh-huh. Definitely IRA centers.
Started six months ago.
DAVID: And Mazari joined the PIF six months ago, and that's when the group changed how it disperses funds.
So these ex-IRA guys are supplying the PIF's weapons.
All right. So we got to find this Mazari.
I checked his office; it was cleaned up.
But I have a residential address for him.
COLBY: You guys, come around to the garage.
(garage door whirring)
COLBY: It looks like this guy grabbed everything he could carry and got the hell out of here.
Only he's in Los Angeles somewhere, with enough firepower to make one hell of a mess.
We don't know the identity of the man we're after.
We do know he's an extremist, he's got rocket launchers, he's linked to plans for an attack on area schools.
I've run an analysis on our so-called Mazari as a known covert operator.
He is not the center of a terror group, he has been working alone.
All patterns show isolated activity.
FRALEY: Well, yeah, he killed his coconspirators.
My analysis shows that he's always been isolated within this group.
Remember the analogy where we thought that Rafiq and Jamali were the oarsmen working against the rest of the team?
Yeah, all right.
It was Mazari hijacking the boat.
FRALEY: We don't have a terrorist cell.
We've got a lone terrorist?
Are you a hundred percent positive that Mazari's a terrorist?
How else to explain the weapons, the plans for attacks on schools?
DON: Well, to be fair, we really got blueprints, right?
They weren't attack plans.
We're looking at "Angels and Devils."
M.C. Escher's print of "Angels and Devils," is a classic example of the figure-ground effect in perceptual organization.
How we look at things is determined by our predisposition.
In Escher's "Angels and Devils," one can either see black devils or white angels.
Our perception is influenced by our thinking.
DAVID: We found the school plans at Ronald Jamali's house.
And his wife said his construction company was gonna make a bid on a school roofing project.
That'd explain why the blueprints were there.
And the firing pin we found at the murder scene could have been left there by Mazari.
So, no conspiracy, no terrorist.
Maybe something else entirely?
MEGAN: You're not gonna believe this.
I found photos of Shane O'Hanahan, you know, the IRA associate of John Austin.
Check this out.
Facial recognition software identified them as the same person.
Mazari's not... Pakistani?
DAVID: No, he's a former IRA gunrunner.
MEGAN: He faked being Pakistani to get the PIF's funds, which he used to finance his old business of selling black market arms.
That's why we heard about weapons being for sale in the area.
He killed Rafiq and Jamali because they got suspicious.
DAVID: Then he tried to grab Rajar, and now he has to be on the run.
LAPD has an all points. And TSA's on alert at LAX, uh, Long Beach, Burbank, Ontario.
DAVID: We have undercover agents at Union Station and the bus terminal.
This guy's not taking any obvious routes, people.
COLBY: We're checking banks and credit card companies for any activity under O'Hanahan's aliases.
FRALEY: I've got the FAA monitoring all private plane flight plans.
Hi, I'd like to reserve a car, please.
Last name, Kerrigan.
MEGAN: Hey, I just got a guy in Burbank who used a credit card to rent a rental car under the name "Jackson Kerrigan," one of O'Hanahan's aliases.
Everyone's out and we're clear, Don.
Okay, we're going in. We're moving.
Shane O'Hanahan. FBI. Freeze!
My name's Jack Kerrigan, boys.
Put the bag down.
Just relax, okay?
It's going down.
CHARLIE: Just a classic logic error.
You make the evidence fit your theory, not the other way around.
COLBY: The PIF was Pakistani Muslims, so we assumed a terrorist cell.
So, uh... why is Phil Sanjrani still in custody?
What do you mean?
He-he e-mailed restricted documents overseas.
But we-we now know that there was no terrorist action, so...
He still broke federal law.
Yeah, but you guys only arrested him because he was a member of the PIF, right?
Doesn't matter; he did what he did.
Yeah, it matters.
Your analysis of his work rests on the assumption that he's a terrorist.
Can't you see that an objective evaluation comes to an entirely different conclusion he's innocent?
Well, Charlie, I promise you, he will get his day in court.
You guys might want to leave.
I don't want you to be accessories.
We'll take the risk.
Think I'm making a mistake?
You need to do what you believe is right.
There. It's done.
Was it about this case?
I think it's been building up for some time.
She's moving to Washington, going back to school, looking for a line of work closer to her heart.
You know, last year I was 217 miles above the Earth.
Yeah, our relationship has never depended on geographic proximity.
♪ A warning sign ♪
♪ I missed the good part, then I realized... ♪ So, it looks like you're all packed up.
Uh, yeah, I'm ready.
You want some help with this stuff?
Yes, please. Thank you.
♪ I started looking for excuses ♪
♪ Come on in... ♪ Well, let's go. before I get silly.
♪ I've got to tell you what a state I'm in ♪
♪ I've got to tell you in my loudest tone... ♪ Dr. Eppes, you ready?
Hey, Dad, your car needs a bath.
CHARLIE: So... this is my attorney, and he's negotiated my surrender to federal authorities.
AGENT: Dr. Eppes, I'll need to handcuff you.
DON: Ah, Charlie. What did you do?
I e-mailed the rest of Sanjrani's work to scientists at four universities in Pakistan.
I felt I had to.
As Phil's colleague...
...as a scientist.
♪ And I realized ♪ CHARLIE: I have a strong defense.
That research can't be used as a weapon.
We know that now. We couldn't know it then.
Is this true, what I just heard?
You lost your security clearance?
Yeah, it's true.
Do something, fix this.
It doesn't work that way. You know what this means?
That he cannot work at this college on any classified project.
And second, how can you even... keep working for the FBI without your clearance?
I don't think I can.
♪ I'll miss you... ♪ Neither one of you want to talk about it?
Well, it's a hell of a big elephant in a relatively small yard.
Right. (clears throat)
It's kind of amazing that we worked together as long as we did.
You know, this is not the first time that this house has been divided by a fundamental disagreement.
That year that Charlie spent at MIT, remember when he came home?
Now, that was a shocker.
Yeah. So I'm a Celtics fan.
It happens, even in good families.
Actually, not really.
Not in L.A.
Okay, I'm on my way.
See you guys later, huh?
Just watch yourself.
♪ When the truth hits ♪
♪ I'll miss you ♪ This is gonna be harder than I thought.
I think it's... to be continued.
♪ That I'll miss you... ♪