♪ ♪ MAX: I just need a piece of what I had, of who I was.
Just a piece.
♪ ♪ You're still falling, Max.
You have yet to land.
MAX: Kenny, you once suggested we work together as partners.
YVONNE: Maybe some time we could meet up and do what people do when they don't drink.
I called him-- Dad.
MAGGIE: You must have been desperate.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (thunder claps) (whimpers) (click) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (door closes) ♪ ♪ ZACK: I know that land-- it's where I learnt the trade.
Wee jobs all around Leith.
Now I know what works down there, and what doesn't.
I know we're the smallest firm your gonna talk to, but with structural engineering, you can't put a price on local knowledge.
We can scale up quickly, and hopefully the investment we've shown in our proposal shows... well, how serious we are.
Look, I know it would be a punt, Davie, I know, but we wouldn't let you down.
Your presentation's the best I've seen.
Until you get to cost.
Now I wanted to hear you out, but these big companies, the economies of scale, you're-- You're way out.
Let me have one more look at the numbers.
Maybe we could-- I'm sorry.
♪ ♪ (elevator chimes) (indistinct voice from elevator) ♪ ♪ (indistinct chatter) She's got out again.
ZACK (on phone): Are you using the app?
Well, she's not far.
ZACK: Have to fix that fence.
So did you get it?
Uh... No, but there's something else.
BRIAN (on phone): What?
♪ ♪ BRIAN: It's bribery.
What did you tell the bank?
That we live in late stage capitalism, and when society finally implodes, I don't want our Supersaver ISA to be the first victim.
It's everything we have.
If you can't trust a bent minister, who can you trust?
(dog barking) Oh, there she is.
Come here-- you're a good girl.
("John Cooper Clarke" by Working Men's Club playing) ♪ ♪ (engine starts) ♪ ♪ ♪ To ever think the thought ♪ ♪ Mortality is a gimmick ♪ ♪ That makes you so distraught ♪ No more bets, please.
♪ Life a comic ♪ Oh, (muted) sake.
CROUPIER: Place your bets.
♪ Over and over again ♪ ♪ And again ♪ It's not falling for me tonight, pal.
♪ ♪ ♪ We dance and we smile ♪ Can you give me a minute?
♪ We laugh and we cry ♪ Good evening, gentlemen.
♪ We play and we fight ♪ ♪ We live and we die ♪ ♪ We dance and we smile ♪ ♪ We laugh and we cry ♪ ♪ We play and we fight ♪ ♪ We live and we die ♪ If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
CROUPIER: New dealer, good luck.
("John Cooper Clarke" continues) ♪ We dance and we smile ♪ ♪ We laugh and we cry ♪ Yeah, big man, where's the smoking area?
There isn't one.
You can get out there, mate.
Here, use my card to get back in.
♪ We dance and we smile ♪ ♪ We laugh and we cry ♪ ♪ We play and we fight ♪ ♪ We live and we die ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Where's he live?
(gunshot) ♪ ♪ (thudding) ♪ ♪ No, no!
(gunshot fires) (Joe grunts, body thuds) ♪ ♪ (grunting, coughing) One conversation, where you ask him for help, and he says no.
It's a start.
Makes me think about all the other conversations you must be having.
The ones that you aren't recording.
Well, it's not always appropriate.
You let me decide what's appropriate.
I told you it wouldn't work, going to him like that, not now he thinks he's clean.
But I knew that if I set up, and waited... then he'd come to me one day with something dirty.
And he did.
I couldn't record that he'd just walked in.
In return for what?
Well nothing, I presumed that was against the rules.
Now what we need to know is... Where did it come from, and where did it go.
(sighs) Would that be enough for you, the money?
It would be dark if I stood here and told you all the things that Roy Lynch has done.
And sometimes I was close, and sometimes I wasn't, but either way, I always heard about it.
I don't hear anything.
And that makes me scared.
I'm scared that he's looking for an ending.
And I can't let that happen.
Not with the years I've put in, not with the things he's done.
So, no, money laundering isn't enough.
Nowhere near, but it is a thread, and we shall pull it gently and see what emerges.
And you'll record everything.
And maybe you'll get to stay out here, where the nice people live.
Roy took away my whole life.
My wife, my brother, my business.
He took away who I was, and left me with whatever the (muted) this life is.
I'll get what you need.
Then I'll get what I need.
KENNY: I know it doesn't look like much, but it's a start, you know?
YVONNE: Well this morning, I woke up and thought I should probably, at some point, and maybe now, tell you that I'm a cop.
Is it a problem?
You look a little unwell.
(chuckles) That's just a bit of the old social conditioning, you know.
I don't talk about it at the meetings... Don't, don't talk about it in the meetings.
Jesus, they'd be climbing out the windows.
Why don't you have a think about that, and how it might affect... our situation.
(exhales) I think we should probably stop counting how many rules we're breaking.
Friend of mine gave me a book.
He told me it's got all the answers to the big stuff... you know?
It's called "Papillon."
It's about this boy who wanted to escape prison.
And I think what the book's trying to say is that the prison was in his head.
So he could never escape it.
And I think that's what life must have been like for Joe.
What he'd seen... and what he'd done.
It had built a wee prison in his head.
And he couldn't get away from it.
Well... he's got away from it now.
Whatever happened, it wouldn't have happened if you'd have been here.
But you're here now.
So you'll take care of what needs to be taken care of.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Data entry with a bit of policing on the side.
That's the job these days.
And if you get the code wrong, if one letter's out of place, then the file's rejected, and you start again.
That's what happened.
File was rejected, I'm starting again.
So I thought, why not check everything's as it should be?
What would you like to know?
Okay, um, you've not heard from your husband?
And there's been no indication of where he is?
Adrian has had a troubled private life.
Which is what men who live in houses like this get to call being a junkie.
I thought he'd sorted himself out, but he hadn't.
He took his passport, emptied our bank account, and legged it.
Apparently, someone saw him at the airport, which would indicate that he ran away.
That should all be in the report.
That's exactly what's in the report.
I don't want him back.
This is the latest in a long line of final straws.
Whatever he's doing, whoever he's with, that's his business now, but it's, it's hard to move on, not knowing.
I do understand.
But you need to prepare yourself.
With this kind of thing, with that kind of man, they get good at not being found.
Thanks for coming.
♪ ♪ (car door opens, closes) ♪ ♪ (car engine revving) ♪ ♪ (exhales deeply) ♪ ♪ Have you thought about what I said?
What I offered?
I didn't have to think about it.
This, what it's leading to.
It's proper, honest.
Someone came to my house.
That shouldn't have happened, and it won't happen again.
You never even ask.
Sitting in that wee room day after day, trying to make the best of it, trying to make sense of it.
You never even ask.
There's no end to it, Erin.
The love I feel for you and your mother.
And it comes with such regret that I spend my days hiding from it.
(exhales sharply) Asking lets it in.
You never ask either, of course.
About what happened to him after you left.
We all hide from pain, in our own way.
You're too old for this, Dad.
You don't have the time.
It's worth a shot.
(door closes) KENNY: I always wondered what it was like in here.
I'm only ever upstairs, with the lunatics.
I was, um... (clears throat) I was working on something, Sandy, with, with my job.
And... one way or another, I found myself involved with a bag.
A bag that was supposed to have money in it, but didn't, and...
I saw you with that bag.
And I was hoping you could tell me about it.
Leith's Billy Graham.
That's what the evening news called me.
I'd be up there, giving it laldy.
Now I unlock the doors and wait for the strays to walk in.
No, no, you do a lot more than that.
With the room upstairs, with the food bank.
As far as I'm concerned, you're a hero.
Everything you do for the community, everything you did for me.
You did all that yourself.
I'm on your side, is what I'm saying.
But I'm only the first.
The first person who'll come and ask you about that bag.
About that money.
And after me... it's all downhill.
I'm fifteen stone and I believe in heaven.
Bring anybody you want, son.
(sighs) ♪ ♪ The bag's gone where?
That tracker was a tenner off Amazon.
People use them for their car keys, their pets, whatever.
The battery will be long gone.
For Christ's sake, Kenny, you were supposed to have been watching the... (door opens) It's my cat I'm worried about.
When I'm gone.
She's looking for a will.
Please come in.
She called you?
I was contacted by a member of the family, they're concerned.
As am I.
Why would you follow up a report I'd filed?
Why would you slip it into the system?
I didn't slip anything into the system.
It came across my desk, I dealt with it.
I'm not too grand to help out with the admin just because I'm in here and you're out there.
This stinks, Stevie.
I'm not ignoring this.
I'm a lot of things, but I'm not bent.
The High Court.
Room Two, first case of the day.
Judge, jury, suspect.
I might have the job that you should've had, but you've only got a job at all thanks to me.
Now, let me help you keep it.
No more questions.
(sighs) (door shuts) (indistinct chatting) If you take that away and fill it in, then we can execute it.
Thanks again for coming in.
Kenny, I'm just... You're our first client.
I saw the poster.
The poster-- there you go, Max.
Did you know the human eye takes in 100 messages from a single image?
Can you let me finish?
My son can't take her.
As I said, the care of your cat isn't something that we'd be involved in.
He comes out in hives.
All over his business end.
And he works on the buses.
So he can't be doing with that.
JOAN: He's sitting down all day.
Thanks for coming in.
See you next time.
(door shuts) (muted) me.
How about a drink?
Lemonade for me, something more honest for yourself?
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ And for a long time, the one thing I had, the one bit of honesty, was my job.
And now I've got to do something that gonna take that away.
Then don't do it.
YVONNE (on phone): It's not as simple as that.
Something happened at work and I just.. "Something happened" is how people like us could define our lives.
What you do today, what happens today-- that's who you are.
Where are you?
Isn't that dangerous?
MAGGIE: We won't miss Adrian.
She'll be fine.
She's a tough wee thing.
At least you got to see her.
That brings its own challenges.
I don't take it lightly, Roy.
What you gave up so that I didn't have to.
And if things go right, you'll get it all back.
What is it?
Things weren't as straightforward as they might have been-- with the police.
This is no time for distractions.
Quick and clean, whatever it is.
We're legit, remember.
Speak for yourself.
♪ ♪ (knocks on door) MAN: Come.
(footsteps approaching) Good to see this place retains its charm.
(sighs) There's a wee storm brewing, Max, isn't there, in that head of yours?
I know, Max.
I know that what I think this is-- the business, us-- it's not the same for you.
The life you had, the big office up town, the big clients you were so proud of-- that's all gone, and you've got to accept that.
Because if you do, you'll see that this could be something.
I'm talking about a chain of offices.
Cheap, quick legals.
We go from scheme to scheme.
Granton, Craigmillar, Pilton.
Granton, Craigmillar, Pilton.
No more worlds to conquer.
We know those people.
Because that's who we are, and I know you don't want to hear that, you thought you'd escaped, but you didn't.
Come on, we can do well out of it, Max.
You can get out of Jake's place, 'cause that must be fairly frying your napper, and I can get a wee place of my own.
That's happiness that's right there.
A good living, and a good life.
You know, Kenny... it sounds great.
And if you want to buy a flat, you're gonna need a mortgage.
I'll do the books, and I'll put the money that we got from Roy, and any more like it, into an account in your name.
And then you can show a deposit.
And that's the first step to the life you want.
The life you deserve.
(exhales) Well, thanks for trusting me with it.
Don't be daft-- like you said, Kenny, I work for you.
That means a lot.
We don't have much yet... but trust comes free.
You're right, Max.
Which reminds me, um... there was a wee bit of movement with the bag.
But the more I think about it, the more I think, let's just leave it.
It doesn't matter where the money came from, where it was supposed to go.
It doesn't matter.
Who came for the bag, Kenny?
It doesn't matter.
Who came for the bag, Kenny?
A few years ago, one of my rock bottoms, I forget which one, I went to a food bank.
And I met him.
And he saved me, 'cause he knows, he's been through it.
Drink, drugs, a kid who doesn't even know he exists.
I told him I wasn't interested in God and he said that's lucky, 'cause God wasn't interested in me.
Then he gave me three tins of spaghetti hoops and told me to have a word with myself.
He saved me.
And he deserves respect.
And you'll give him that.
Me and my brother, we used to go to Sunday School in Constitution Street.
Cheap babysitter, Jesus.
I don't remember much about it.
Bit of singing, some halfwit with a tambourine, and Limbo.
They had a painting of Limbo.
Fire and Brimstone on one side... topless angels on the other, so I remember Limbo.
How you waited there while the Big Man checks your records.
And it strikes me... that's where you are.
Here's the problem... With dirty money.
You never know how dirty it is.
Who are you?
Tell us about the bag.
Tell me why a lawyer would be chasing dirty money?
For legitimate reasons.
Righteous reasons, if you like.
And if I called the police and they came to see me in this place, with this collar around my neck, and I said, "He just stood there, in a cheap suit, banging on about dirty money," who would they believe?
Who would they want to look at?
No one's calling the police.
It's not a cheap suit.
Maybe it just looks cheap on you, son.
This is the wrong decision.
SANDY: Constitution Street?
You're a Catholic?
That was the plan.
That's half your problem right there.
Tell me about it.
When are you bringing the scary ones?
ERIN: When I saw him, I, I spoke to him about you.
MAGGIE: Every time you bring me here, they've pulled something else down.
The problem is that you're out the same mold.
That's not the problem, you know that's not the problem.
(cars passing) Adrian leaving, getting that business off your back, you should see it as an opportunity.
That's a fairly optimistic reading of the situation.
Would you look at that?
ERIN: I didn't realize the size of it.
MAGGIE: Just don't close your mind to opportunity.
However it arrives.
My old man worked down here.
Mine pretended to.
For him, working meant getting pissed in overalls.
It's some operation, this.
Have you not seen the plans?
I've been a little out the loop.
It's the whole of the docks.
How did they pull that together?
Half of that was council owned, the other half was listed.
They must have been persuasive.
That's what it's all about, is it not?
Some reinventions are more convincing than others.
(car door shuts) I'm Jackie.
Thanks for coming.
Don't they give you an office?
If I go there, people get to know my face.
That makes things harder.
The report you put in yesterday, it was flagged to me.
And you want it to be something.
You were both up for promotion.
He filed a note of concern on your boozing.
You were getting help, so it wasn't fireable.
But it wasn't helpful.
And he got the promotion.
And seeing as that's all he put in the report, just enough to rule you out, then it makes me wonder what else he might have on you.
For a rainy day.
So you thought this could be a wee equalizer.
No, I didn't.
I know what kind of man he is.
I filed the report to find out what I don't know-- Whether he's corrupt.
Because I'm not.
And I'm not turning a blind eye if he is, no matter what it costs me.
This is about the job, not revenge.
Worse than you think.
So your report will get lost, and you'll help me.
I'm not looking to transfer.
I don't want you to transfer.
I can't surveillance a cop without lots of other cops knowing.
When he lies, follow him.
These are the live addresses of my investigation.
Don't put them in any system, or any notes.
Just tell me if he goes near them.
Don't deny yourself.
It's a powerful tool.
(phone ringing) I'm busy, Kenny.
There's someone here to see you.
MAX (on phone): Who?
DAVIE: Why didn't it show up on the geological?
That only went ten feet down.
No need to go deeper on the initial readings.
Well, can we do it?
Not here you can't.
We've got a problem.
♪ ♪ So you were in there, with Max?
I'm good at locks.
Which can get you into trouble.
(chuckles) I can imagine.
Almost worth going in there, just to meet Maxie.
Helped with my case.
Gave me his books when he read them.
Opened my eyes, you know?
When he was ill.
He had a lot of visitors towards the end.
Keeps his cards close to his chest, does old Max.
(light chuckle) (door opens) (door closes) Here he is.
I'm reading it, Maxie.
Chapter a night.
Good for you.
I'm at that bit where he gets the boat from the lepers, and I'll tell you, I never thought I'd be crying over lepers-- why would I?
(chuckles) But you see, they're persecuted, rejected by society.
Just like Papillon, huh?
Just like us.
Well, um, it's great to see you, Teddy, but we're a bit busy... My brother Joe.
He topped himself.
So they say.
I'm sorry to hear that.
And he might have, to be fair.
When he left the Army, he was broken, and he had what he called a replica, but... it didn't look like a replica to me.
He was last seen in the Outhouse Pub, and then they found him up Corstorphine Woods.
Suicide, they say.
But I don't know, Maxie... Just wondered if you'd take a look, that's all.
It's, it's the least I can do.
It's been getting in my head.
And I've been doing so well, with the anger, eh.
You remember what I was like, yeah?
The red mist... having you pinch my arms to make it stop.
I remember your arms.
Well, that's all gone now.
Just worry this might... bring it back.
Well, we'll look into it for you.
Here's a photo.
And that was in his pocket when they found him.
It's good to see you, Maxie.
That must have been fun.
He was the only person I was scared of, in there.
We'll give it a week, then say there's nothing.
♪ ♪ (door closes) You phone ahead.
In case I'm at the bridge club, you always phone ahead.
You left this in my car.
Passing by, I was going to leave it at the desk.
Well, this is a wee bonus then.
So, what have you been up to?
Oh crosswords, sherry.
The last days of Rome.
(chuckles) Sit down.
Oh, got to go.
♪ ♪ (door opens and closes) ♪ ♪ They're council records.
Trust comes free, Max.
(exhales) Phoenix, the company doing the development.
Got a website, and the right kind of guy fronting it up.
But they don't own the land.
Because Phoenix doesn't exist.
It's holding companies, and shells, and smoke and mirrors, and someone's put in a lot of work to hide behind it.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (phone ringing) Hello?
It's Erin, from... Hi.
ERIN (on phone): Hi.
YVONNE: I thought you were doing late, sir?
Community meeting with the super.
Getting shouted at in a leisure center for an hour, you can't beat it.
I am sorry about yesterday.
You know that I'd never do anything that would...
(footsteps retreating) (door closes) ♪ ♪ (doorbell rings) ♪ ♪ We're going out.
(clears throat) It's, uh, it's not mine.
I'd hope not.
And you're not driving.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (banging) (door closes) (footsteps approaching) Why now?
Because I'm getting old.
And so are you.
And because I want to buy your church.
Now why would you want to do that?
I'm getting awful nostalgic.
About what it was... and how that's being forgotten.
I want to build a museum.
The ships, the glassworks, the place we grew up.
You know they'd sell it to you, too.
Selling every church they can.
So I've read.
But you need parish approval.
And I'd have to say the community no longer requires our presence.
And I'd probably weigh in on the suitability of the purchaser.
It's clean, I'm clean.
A man came to see me last week.
He wanted to buy this place, too.
Offered me a few quid to make it happen and I took it, for the people.
He turned out to be a fantasist.
Told me the money was here, it was somewhere else, then it had been stolen, then his husband had left him, it was all my fault.
(scoffs) (muted) weirdo.
But him coming to see me like that reminded me of something.
Did a funeral last year, the widower lived next to this big development they were doing.
He told me the new access road was supposed to be built in front of his house, but he'd lived there for 60 years.
They wouldn't be building any road there.
He told me about this mine they dug in the '20s, to replace the shipbuilding?
How they'd abandoned it when they'd hit sand.
And soon enough, those builders would hit it, too.
Which is a problem.
'Cause you've got the canal at one side and the hill at the other, and if you can't build a road there, then you've got to come out this side.
And the only way to come out this side... is through my church.
Now the man last week was an opportunist.
But you're not.
And you'd only be here, telling your lie, if there was no other way.
It's you, isn't it, Roy?
Rising from the ashes.
Matthew's 7:24, you remember?
"Everyone who hears my words "and doesn't do them will be like the foolish man "who built his house on sand.
"The rain came, the floods came, "the winds blew, and beat on that house.
"And it fell.
And great was its fall."
You built your house on sand.
It's a village, really, isn't it?
I always thought that maybe I could find a part of the city, a level, where I could be myself.
But that was misguided.
But the one good thing about Edinburgh, about it being so small, is that if I ever need to know more about a man in the city, about who he is, and what he wants...
I just need to tell him that I'm Roy Lynch's daughter.
And then I know.
That's what I thought I'd see from you.
It's what I hoped I'd see.
(exhales) You're working for him, but he didn't know that you came to see me.
And he doesn't know you're poking 'round, looking for something.
Something to use against him.
That's not, that's not... Look, I didn't tell him you came to see me.
And he certainly doesn't know I'm here seeing you.
Roy is... is a friend of mine.
Well, not best friends, you know.
Well, call him, and tell him you're here.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ 30 years it's taken me.
Buying up the land, building by building.
Paying the right councilor, on the right committee.
It's my life's work.
It's a lot of wrongs to right.
I want my daughter back.
I want to give her something to be proud of.
And I want to build on that land.
Build over the ghosts.
I can understand that.
I never understood how you could stay down here.
So close to that place.
It doesn't matter how close you are with something when it's already inside you.
If you took that man's money for the people, then you wouldn't have asked for it on the side.
You're right, we're old.
And God doesn't pay too much of a pension.
I know the man you were.
Not all bad, not all good.
And reasons for both.
I loved the man you were.
Before you ran away and joined the circus.
I was reborn.
You look awfully familiar to me.
Money's not enough.
I want something else.
Something I've spent a long time looking for, but never managed to find it.
Maybe the only place I can get it... is from you.
What do you want, Sandy?
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Och.
Sorry, I'm a wee bit rusty.
I didn't have a drink for two years.
No, no, no, no, not that.
I was in prison.
Was that my dad?
He certainly played his part.
So, you're asking me to trust a crooked lawyer?
A skint crooked lawyer.
But you've got to trust someone in life.
But that's the kind of thing people say.
Can't believe he's got a daughter.
Neither could he.
He didn't know what to do with me, so... didn't do anything.
It comes back at you, that stuff, doesn't it?
When I was in prison I kept...
I couldn't sleep, and... and I kept thinking about my dad.
It comes back at you, that stuff.
What do you want to do to my father?
(exhales) You're asking me to trust Roy Lynch's daughter?
He's a poison.
For me, for my mum, for everything he touches.
I've been waiting a long time to meet someone who sees him the way that I see him.
Someone who wants what I want.
I can see that in you.
And I think you can see it in me.
What do you want to do to him?
What he did to me.
Take everything that he values.
Leave him lying in a cell in the dark, wondering how he got there.
We just need to find something he values.
(door closes) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (chuckling) So where did you grow up?
We were just 'round the corner.
(laughs) I know you were.
My dad wouldn't let me walk down Roy Lynch's street, in case I scratched his car.
Well, you're a lot braver now.
It would appear so.
Is that it?
("Wolves" by Phosphorescent playing) ♪ Mama, there's wolves in the house ♪ ♪ Mama, they won't let me out ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Mama, they won't let me out ♪ ♪ ♪ (door closes) (couple laughing) ♪ ♪ (couple laughing in distance) ("Wolves" continues) ♪ ♪ ♪ They tumble and fight ♪ ♪ And they're beautiful ♪ ♪ On the hilltops at night ♪ ♪ They are beautiful ♪ (song fades out) (click) ♪ ♪ ROY: I can't protect you.
I'd need a confession or a body.
TEDDY: You're not safe from me.
Not by a country mile.
MAX: If we don't lie to him, maybe we get out of this.
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