♪ ♪ Roy took away my whole life.
I'll get you what you need.
♪ ♪ I'm a cop.
Is it a problem?
SANDY: Phoenix-- it's you.
Isn't it, Roy?
ERIN: He's a poison.
I've been waiting a long time to meet someone who sees him the way that I see him.
I can see that in you.
And I think you can see it in me.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (thunder claps) (whimpers) (click) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ That wasn't part of my plan.
It was booze and loneliness, and I don't want to talk about it.
What I want to talk about is the land.
What about it?
It's a bit of a departure for him, isn't it?
I suspect that's the point.
He wants a legacy to be proud of.
Well, he's not getting it.
And if that wasn't your plan... ...then what is?
(elevator chimes) (people talking in background) (door closes) Thanks for seeing me.
Why am I seeing you?
Uh, I couldn't understand it, you going legit.
Um, I couldn't see the motivation.
But now I can.
And I'm impressed, by you.
Why didn't you ask me to help you?
Why didn't you tell me to help you?
Because it's honest.
(inhales slowly) It's too honest.
They're too professional, too precise-- there's no imagination, no... artistry.
Now, when they try and muddy the waters, I can see through it without trying.
What if the council do the same?
You can't be Phoenix.
Not in public, not in this city!
(chuckles) You cannot, surely to God, be working your way to a threat?
I'm just saying that they can't give you what you need.
The protection, the... subterfuge.
What is it with you, Max?
You're a moth to a flame.
You know Kenny.
You've seen our office.
I can't begin to tell you the... (inhales) ...detritus that walks through the door.
It's not me.
It can't be me.
Let me work for you, full-time, on Phoenix, and I can keep you invisible.
What about your partner?
Thank you for your concern.
Safe journey down the road.
I saw Dad here.
I'm leaving Edinburgh.
We're not young, your father and I. I'm not young, either.
I'm running out of time to find another life.
You could find one right here.
The new development, down at Leith.
Your father and I own the land.
We hoped it could bring us together, as a family-- that's why he was here.
You and him?
Only recently, only with this.
You could build any life... How could you?
Because I didn't want to die without trying to bring us back together.
(sighs) Look... You think it was a choice.
The life your father's led.
But it wasn't.
He wanted to give us a good life.
From where he came from, he, he took the only road he could.
He's spent decades working towards this.
Working towards something to be proud of.
For you to be proud of.
If I can sit in that thing and forgive him, then so can you.
I was thinking that later, if you can handle Pilton, I could attempt a wee bit of dinner.
It's Pilton Borders, really.
Uh, can I let you know?
It depends on work.
Yeah, yeah, of course.
MAGGIE (over phone): She wants her own lawyer.
ROY: I'll give her one of this lot.
No, her hackles are up.
She wants someone independent, and she'll check that they are.
ROY: We can't.
MAGGIE: We have to-- she's talking about leaving.
I had to work to get her to this.
We can't bring in an outsider.
MAGGIE: We need someone who looks like an outsider.
Who looks clean, and who is neither.
I've just had Max McCall in.
Now, there's a man in search of something.
He came out awful early.
ROY: I'm checking that.
If we use him, we'll need to call in the insurance.
(door closes) Jackie Thomson.
Heads up undercover.
What do you know about her?
I know what she does.
I'm working with her.
I can't tell you too much about it.
I'd imagine not.
But, as part of our investigation, I need to pull a file without a record of having done so.
So, I'd like you to do that.
What's the name?
YVONNE: Max McCall, a bent lawyer.
He's just got out.
JACKIE: There will be a note in the file about ongoing cooperation.
Take that out and give the file to Stevie.
There's something else.
Your live address near Leith Walk?
I know someone who works there.
Kenny, from the place I go.
That could be a useful relationship.
It is a useful relationship.
Don't worry, it's his partner I'm interested in.
Who's his partner?
Does Kenny know that you do this?
Thanks for your help.
No, Stevie is digging his grave, and I wanna help him.
That's not enough.
(stammering): If Kenny is clean and I'm careful... You'd work Kenny?
♪ ♪ They're misty, those years.
Always will be.
But every so often, the mist clears, gives me a wee peek at something.
It's never good, right enough.
So, it took a while for the card to come through the mist.
You see, sometimes, when I was particularly drunk, I'd go to the casino in Rose Street for a late drink.
(clears throat) This casino.
And there he is.
♪ ♪ What have you done?
I looked into it.
The old investigatory.
It's a button I can't turn off.
Jesus Christ... Just a quiet peek.
I know the security guy, threw me out a few times.
He's not a bad lad, he's just... That's the bag.
Yeah, I don't know who that one is yet, but here's what I think happened... No!
No, Kenny, we don't want to know anything about Teddy's brother.
Or what that bag's doing there, or how we fit into this.
If we don't know, if we don't lie to him, then maybe we get out of this.
We need to know what we're dealing with.
I saw Teddy put four men in hospital because they disagreed with him over the lyrics to "My Boy Lollipop."
They were his friends.
And they were right, about the lyrics.
Though I suspect that wasn't of any consolation.
He was my cellmate.
He slept above my head, and I lay there in the dark listening to him breathe, and it felt like I was in a grave and he was standing watch upon me.
That's who we're dealing with.
So we tell him we've found nothing, and we move on.
(door opens) Do you dae divorces?
(door shuts) Max is clean-- there's no record of cooperation in his file.
ROY: He got out early.
STEVIE: He's a lawyer.
Zinc-- that was her excuse.
She said there was a problem at the water treatment plant in Niddrie, so they put zinc in the tap water and that played havoc with... ...men's equipment.
So, she reckons it was the zinc that reversed my vasectomy and brought about the wee man.
But now, there are a few cracks in her story.
Because I spoke to my GP, and he says there's nae way.
There's nae way that zinc could have done that.
Well, he knows his stuff.
I confronted her during the commercials on "You've Been Framed."
She says she wants a divorce.
So I'm gonna call her bluff by giving her one.
That sounds like a dignified way out.
Well, I'll draw up the papers, if you give me a few days.
This is a, a huge weight off my shoulders.
Well, let's hope that's not too fleeting an experience for you.
(door opens and shuts) (cellphone ringing) Hello.
When you say "Pilton Borders"... KENNY (laughs): It's Pilton, you need to know that.
You need to steel yourself and check your travel insurance.
YVONNE (chuckles): I think I can handle it.
(chuckles): So do I. YVONNE: See you tonight.
See you tonight.
(exhales) That was Yvonne.
She's, uh... Well, we've, uh, we've got a wee thing going, I suppose.
Where does a man like you meet a woman?
She's a fellow traveler on the road to clarity.
You met her there?
The mind boggles.
Obviously, this place, what we do, is entirely confidential.
(phone vibrating) Of course.
(clears throat softly): This is just you and me, Kenny.
(phone vibrating) Leith's finest.
(door closes) Yeah.
I require a little subterfuge.
♪ ♪ (gate closes) (grunts, boxes thud) (clears throat) (breathing heavily) I had a tough night with Papillon last night.
He was trying to get to Colombia from Trinidad.
That sounds difficult.
It's a thousand nautical miles.
It's a wee bit more than difficult.
Uh, you, you, you've actually just missed Max, he's, uh... Two months he was at it.
Lost his oars in a storm.
Used his hands as paddles till the salt cut them tae ribbons.
So, he took off his shirt and made a sail.
There was just about enough wind to keep him moving.
And there he is, two months in, thin as a rake, hands cut tae ribbons, half-dead from dehydration, and then he looks up and he sees it.
And right then...
Right then, the wind turns on him.
(muted) turns on him!
And Papillon drifts away, like a feather in the wind.
And I was up half the night thinking what that must hae done tae him, to watch Colombia slip away over the waves.
I've actually got to head out.
Betrayal, that's what it must hae felt like, between him and the wind.
The sin of omission.
The judge said that at my trial.
He was talking about a set of skeleton keys I'd hidden in my tumble dryer, but I think it works here, too.
(stammering): But we're still working out that... Do you know what I never get?
It's busy up here.
Always has been.
Max told me that one.
Am I saying that right?
And right now, that lot are ganging up on you and Maxie.
If you can fit us in tomorrow, it would be a... Where's the casino?
(chuckles) There they are again.
(quickly): Rose Street, next to Pizza Hut.
Parking's a nightmare, just stick it in George Street and... (makes sound effect): Cut through the lane.
You tell Maxie what's inside me.
And I'm worried that this time, when it takes over, it's never gonnae stop.
♪ ♪ (cellphone rings) (ringing stops) ♪ ♪ Coriander, uh... (doorbell rings) ♪ ♪ This is going to be a disaster.
Don't worry about it.
(chuckles) Would you like a... Ooh.
It's, uh, it's only temporary.
I grew up in a worse place than this.
How did you end up in Edinburgh?
My ex was Scottish.
And he persuaded me to move to Edinburgh, and things collapsed nicely from there.
Well, today we had a guy who reckons his barren testicles have been reawakened by the water supply.
But other than that, it's mostly wills.
(chuckles): Who's we?
Max, my partner.
He's an investigator?
Uh, a lawyer, a proper one.
He runs the practice, I work the punters.
You must trust him.
Aye, more or less.
(chuckles) He cuts a few corners, right enough.
That's probably not appropriate.
I'm not here as that.
I should hope not.
(exhales) Okay, let's give it a go.
Oh, for (muted).
How did it come to this?
Between you and them?
When I was 16, my mum let me have a drink on Christmas Eve.
It didn't agree with me, so I went downstairs in the middle of the night, and I saw my mum washing blood off my dad's hands at the sink.
They looked at me, she said something about an accident, but I was looking at Dad, the guilt on his face.
He looked like a child.
And you didn't know, what he'd done?
Kids said things, the brave ones, but I just ignored them.
Maybe I would have ignored that night, too, but... A few days later, Dad's car was forced off the road.
Mum was driving.
She hasn't walked so well since.
So it wasn't hard to join the dots.
I told them I was going to call the police.
Mum persuaded me not to.
She said Dad was leaving, it was just gonna be me and her.
And, and that the police were already after Dad, some woman...
I didn't call the police.
And it's just been me and her, until... Well, until all this.
That's why I want to take it from him.
Stolen from beneath his feet by his own daughter.
That's how it got to this.
And to you.
(chuckles softly) (ice clattering) ♪ ♪ (sets picture down) This place will be a park.
Because a park doesn't require foundations.
You don't dig down.
Into the soil.
Into the secrets.
And it will be a place of joy.
To dance on his bones.
My lawyer will make contact with the Church.
The Church will make contact with you.
And you will tell them that the godless people of Leith no longer require your services.
I need to tell his family.
They spent 20 years wondering where he went.
We would be voluntarily reopening a case which could send us to prison.
And as a wee bonus, opening a crime scene in the middle of my development.
Well, that's what it is.
A crime scene.
Maggie and I are taking one of the flats.
I could have chosen any one of them, and I chose one that looks right over that park.
Because I want to know that he's there.
I want to know that we put him there.
That's where I find my peace.
Well, you didn't do it.
Neither did you.
What does that mean?
You were out.
Out of my world, and the terrible things that happen in it.
Sell us the church and stay out.
I need to tell Albert's family.
That's my redemption.
(scoffs): I can't protect you.
It's odd, isn't it?
Doing this without a drink inside us?
I suppose it's going to be odd doing a lot of things without that.
And they'll be scary, too.
(chuckles) Maybe better.
Are you sure you need to go?
This house just seems to get emptier.
Yeah, I've got to get ready for tomorrow.
Fraudulent legal documents don't write themselves.
(chuckles) ♪ ♪ (panting) (belt unbuckling) ♪ ♪ (panting) (people talking and laughing in background) ♪ ♪ (gasping) GIRL: It's freezing.
All right, Sandy?
All right, kids.
(others chuckling) (car approaches, tires squeal) (Max yelps) (door slams, tires squeal) ♪ ♪ (seagulls squawking in distance) (cell door unlocks and opens) (people talking in background) (cell door shuts) JACKIE: If you don't turn up, I come and find you.
I was busy.
I could see that.
I thought the daughter had skipped town years ago.
She looks pretty in red.
I'm working on something.
And I'm sure you enjoyed doing so.
But now you're here.
And you're not going home.
We gave it a go.
I've been close for a long time.
I don't need you to be close.
Roy killed someone.
You'll have to be more specific.
Christmas Eve, maybe 20 years ago, I don't know.
His daughter knows about it.
That's what I'm working on-- every time I see her, I get a little more.
I'd need a confession or a body.
Well, I'll try and get both.
You need to focus, Max.
I can't do it in two weeks.
My advice would be to stop.
Whatever it is you're doing, whatever you're hiding from me, I'll find out.
So, my advice would be to stop.
You know, I've been lying here all morning.
Listening to the seagulls.
Nothing happens in Edinburgh that Roy doesn't hear about.
We'll put you on a train back.
Nice wee journey over the bridge.
73 men died building that bridge.
The least you can do is enjoy the trip.
The seagulls made me wonder.
If maybe you're doing a bit of hiding yourself.
Everyone has a boss.
And I wonder if your boss knows about me being here.
I wonder if they know about you and Roy.
I wonder if you're worried that they will, and that's why I've only got two weeks.
I wonder if they see that Roy's inside you, like he's inside me.
With me, it's revenge-- with you?
I don't know.
But it's not normal.
This isn't normal.
A confession or a body.
(knocks) (cell door unlocks and opens) (cell door shuts) ♪ ♪ It's just that it's Nathaniel's swimming lesson tonight.
Yeah, Max isn't in, but, uh...
Uh, I can't find the papers-- I shouldn't think they'd be ready yet.
And I thought, if I served them on her there... You wouldn't be serving her.
...then I could, uh, say something about her being in the deep end, like a pun sort of thing.
I'm still working that bit out.
Uh... Oh, (muted) perfect.
RALPH: I was just saying to your man here that it's Nathaniel's swimming lesson tonight, you see, and I've got this whole pun thing that I'm playing with.
KENNY: Give us a couple of days, okay?
Aye, all right, pal.
We'll get there, eh?
(door opens) I've been trying to get ahold of you.
My phone died.
Teddy came in, which was as much fun as it sounds.
He found the photo from the casino.
I haven't got time to deal with Teddy.
I don't know if that's a situation that you control.
Their business is clean.
Whatever Max is doing, Kenny's not involved.
I want you to look into something for me.
A disappearance, here's the name.
Pull the records, see if anything jumps out.
Christmas Eve, '98.
He was last seen drinking alone in a pub in the Cowgate.
He'd retired the week before.
Social services at the council.
Before that, he taught at the children's home in Salamander Street-- the one that burnt down.
ROY: You've made your mother very happy.
ERIN: She deserves it.
Well, here we are, then.
So... (clears throat) It's a... standard agreement.
The land is held in trust, which is divided equally between the three of you.
I'll take them.
I pay this lot enough; I might as well let them have a wee look.
(door closes) Is that a problem?
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ MAGGIE (over phone): Well?
She signed it.
There's something about her and Max.
You had him checked.
She stood up.
When she saw Max in the corridor.
When she saw him for the first time.
But lots of other men had walked down the corridor, but... For him, she stood up.
And the Messiah?
He wants redemption.
Why do men take their lives so seriously?
I thought you might.
Ask your daughter round for her tea.
She won't eat with me.
She will with us.
I'm gonna sell the land on your behalf.
Next few days.
What's the rush?
Surely, it's worth more when it's finished.
Well, the quicker we get it done, the less chance we have of getting caught-- your ex... What about him?
He looks like a complete fanny.
(laughs) Where is he?
Drugs would be the short answer.
What about you?
Well, getting served divorce papers in prison felt like a nadir.
You know, I've been thinking about you and your parents, and wondering what it was that brought you back together.
Back into contact.
The only thing I could imagine was that you got yourself into a position that only your father could help you out of.
And I wondered if you wanted to talk to me about that.
I've been thinking about you, too.
About how you want to send my dad to prison.
And I keep thinking whether or not that's something you'd be doing alone.
And I wondered if you wanted to talk to me about that.
Or... We move forward together.
And we don't look too closely at each other's scars.
("Nothing's Gonna Hurt You, Baby" playing) ♪ When we dance in my living room ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ To the silly '90s R&B ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ When we have a drink or three ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Always ends in a hazy shower scene ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Nothing's gonna hurt you, baby ♪ (song fading) ♪ As long as you're with me, you'll be just fine ♪ Did you finish the book?
I'm twice through it.
Then you know what happened.
When he left the jungle.
He was free.
And happy, and safe in the jungle.
But he wanted revenge.
And it ate him up, till he couldn't take it anymore.
And so Papillon left the jungle to take his revenge.
You saw how that went.
I need it.
The same way you do.
I'm still working it out.
So am I. I was in her house.
She's awfully bonnie.
That's Roy Lynch's daughter.
Might as well get hung for a sheep as a lamb.
That's right, isn't it?
Or is it the other way round?
It wasn't her.
I'm worried you might be a wee bit biased.
I'm worried you think you're safe from me.
You're not safe from me.
Not by a country mile.
I'll find out what happened to your brother.
I'll give you what you need.
I need you to tell me where to send the anger.
Before it takes over.
I haven't forgotten, Teddy.
What you did for me.
You didnae belong in there, Maxie.
But when I look at you now, I don't know if you belong out here, either.
(door opens and shuts) (gasps, panting) (phone ringing out) JACKIE (over phone): Yes?
I pulled the original witness statement.
The barman had two goes at it.
The first time, he said the victim left the pub with someone else on Christmas Eve.
YVONNE: Someone the barman recognized.
YVONNE: Close-- his wife.
The barman identified Maggie Lynch, then came back the next day and asked to change his statement.
JACKIE: I'll bet he did.
(giggles): What do you want me to do?
Pull back from Kenny.
Let's give Max all the space he needs to give us Roy.
That's not easy.
It's very easy.
Pull back, or you're off the investigation.
Unless Kenny is worth more than Stevie.
(call ends) You deserve it.
(phone buttons clicking) (phone rings out) (cellphone rings) I was just thinking about you.
What happened can't happen again.
The meetings, all that, that's, that's great.
But we can't... We need to stop the other thing.
I don't want to, but we have to stop.
I'm sorry, Kenny.
(ends call) (crying softly) I spent 30 years watching Roy fight it.
Sometimes he won.
A few days, the odd month.
Then it came back-- the nightmares, the fear of the dark.
I tried to help, in my own way.
Had it burnt down-- that was a birthday present.
And it seemed to help.
He seemed to have got past it.
But then that man retired, and got his photo in the paper.
And they talked about everything he did for the kids in there.
The orphans and the unwanted.
The stricken wee souls.
Then after that, well, Roy couldn't come to bed at all.
He just sat up, watching his Westerns.
That night, Roy thought the same as you.
That you were gonna talk to him, confront him.
Seek solace in a confession, but I knew that wouldn't end it.
So, before you got there, when it was just me and that man... Well, you must remember the blood.
He was dying when you got there.
What you did, Sandy, it was a mercy.
And the guilt you've carried wasn't meant for you.
It's not just him that brings the guilt.
That was a mercy, too.
When you drove me off the road and I woke up in the infirmary, do you know what I thought?
Because they were coming for us.
She was after Roy.
And soon enough, she would have seen through Roy to me.
You gave me a way to hide.
You liberated me to do what I'd always done from behind a curtain from behind this.
You gave us a story to tell.
Which is all it ever was.
♪ ♪ I remember the man you were.
And you remember the woman I was.
And I'm still that woman.
And I think, behind it all, you're still that man.
There we go.
There you are, still with us.
(breathing deeply) Still a man who understands the world-- our world.
With all its confusion.
All its betrayal.
You didn't kill him.
And you didn't cripple me.
And your betrayal-- our betrayal-- can stay here with you.
There's your redemption.
Now sell us the (muted) church.
Did you get parked okay?
It's supposed to be allocated, but it can be a bit of a free-for-all.
Uh, she's a wee bit poorly.
Migraines, you know how she gets.
("I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep" playing) ♪ ♪ ♪ Count me out, I'm heading to Ecuador ♪ ♪ No more letters, we just shred them all ♪ ♪ Counting coins, bits of copper crud ♪ ♪ Stare at the stars ♪ ♪ Feeling out of luck ♪ ♪ Out of time, out of time, out of my body ♪ (drawer closes, drawer rattles) ♪ Out of my mind, maybe I've lost it ♪ (tool rattling) ♪ Who even cares?
♪ ♪ Bury my head until this life becomes fair ♪ ♪ And I grow tired, but dare not fall asleep ♪ ♪ Who knows what ♪ ♪ Will await if I fall too deep?
♪ ♪ Call it a mission ♪ ♪ Call it inner fear, but I am awake ♪ ♪ I am awake, I am awake ♪ (song fades) (chuckles) ("Police and Thieves" by the Clash playing) MAN: They're going through a tight wind.
(intro playing) (song continues) ♪ Police and thieves in the street ♪ ♪ Oh, yeah ♪ ♪ Scaring the nation with their ♪ ♪ Guns and ammunition ♪ ♪ Police and thieves in the street ♪ (knock at door) ♪ Oh, yeah ♪ ♪ Fighting the nation with their ♪ ♪ Guns and ammunition ♪ (knock at door) ♪ From Genesis to Revelation ♪ ♪ The next generation ♪ ♪ Will be, hear me ♪ (sighs) ♪ From Genesis... ♪ (door crashes open) MAX (on recording): Let me work for you, full-time, on Phoenix.
And I can keep you invisible.
ROY: What about your partner?
MAX: (muted) him.
(breath trembling) (playback stops) (sniffles) (inhales) (sniffles) (cellphone rings, siren blares) I was serious.
Why did you ask?
If I could trust Max?
We have to stop.
(button clicks, phone thuds) (sniffs) (exhales softly) You know, the reason I enjoy the Westerns so much, the reason they give me a little serenity in the middle of the night, is their simplicity.
If you don't know who the good guys are, then look for the white hats.
The white hats are good.
The rest are different degrees of bad.
And I suppose I wish the world was like that.
But I realized, when I was just a wee boy, that it isn't.
That evil is always looking for a more surprising place to hide.
What is this, Dad?
I understand, Erin, if Max came to you.
If he told you that he was a man in a white hat, and that he was going to bring me down.
And maybe that you should help him.
But life isn't simple.
He's not as good as you think, and I'm not as bad as you think.
Everything is in between.
Everything is murky in this world, Erin.
And you are lost within it.
So, let me help you find your way out.
And we'll do the same for him.
ERIN (voiceover): Dad.
ROY (voiceover): You know how she gets.
We've never liked risk, Roy and I.
Everything we've got, every inch we've gained, our first thought is how to defend it.
How to insure it.
And whoever we work with, we do the same.
We have insurance.
Your bent copper can look at me all day, he'll never find anything.
I'm not talking about bent coppers-- that's nothing.
That's admin-- I'm talking about you.
About your weakness.
♪ ♪ (door opens and closes) (footsteps approaching) There it is.
There's our insurance.
There's your weakness.
♪ ♪ ("Rollercoaster" by Black Mountain playing) ♪ ♪ (click) ♪ ♪ MAGGIE: Tell me what you've done, or I'll get those men over there to kill you and then your brother.
Nice to see you, Max.
She's been behind it all, everything they've done.
MAX: And now we've flushed her out, they can go down together.
What have you done?
I don't want it to end like this, but it's the only way it can.
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