We continue our story from here
A distraught Danny storms back to the office…..
Danny: Marco Reyes has my brother.
Steve: What are you talking about? Matt? How do you know? What did he say exactly?
Danny: He said, he has him. He put a gun to his head. I don’t know what he said. He has my brother, okay.
Steve: Did Matt tell you where that money is?
Danny: No he did not tell me where the money is.
Steve: Then how do you know that Reyes wasn’t bluffing? Telling you he had Matt, to get you to hand over that cash.
Danny: Okay, what if he’s not, huh?
Steve: Danny, your brother’s been a fugitive for 3 years. If that money existed he would be using it to stay under the radar. And if that’s the case, Reyes doesn’t have your brother, cause he doesn’t know where the money is.
Danny: What the hell are you talking about? Are you trying to confuse me? I’m angry. You want to make me more angry?
Steve: Listen to me. My point is, if Matt stole eighteen and a half million dollars, maybe Reyes is rattling your cage to see if you know where your brother is. And if that’s the case, I suggest you rattle back.
It is clear that Danny is not thinking straight or logical anymore…… how can logical thoughts and thinking confuse him? 😕
Eventually, while Danny is following Marco around all the time, Marco comes up to Danny and confronts him.
Marco: I know you’re supposed to be good at your job, but I see you everywhere I go.
Danny: Oh, it’s not an accident, you know.
Marco: You’re wasting your time. Be better spend going out, getting my money.
Danny: Your money. Well here’s the thing. Screw, you. Screw your money. You say you got my brother. Where is he?
Marco: Mattie is gonna be fine as long as I get what I want.
Danny: Oh Yeah.
[Danny hits Reyes]
Marco: You know, I can press charges for that Detective.
Marco: But that’s gonna waste time. My money for your brother.
Danny: You see here’s the thing. I don’t believe you. Okay, you are bluffing.
Marco: You really want to take that chance?
Danny: Okay, okay. Then I want to talk to Matt.
Marco: When I get what I came here for. Look, I fly home tonight. You have until Monday to bring my money to this address. That’s three days.
Danny: Okay, what happens if I don’t bring you the money?
Marco: You’ll get a package with your brother’s head in it.
[Danny hits him again]
Marco: Have a nice rest of your day detective.
And Danny believes him………..?? 😕 And my question is, what logical explanations can there be for a person wanting ransom (or in this case their own money back), to refuse giving proof of life? But as I said earlier, logic seems to be confusing Danny at this stage…. 😦
It is already evening when Steve finally gets ahold of Danny.
Steve: Hey. I tried calling you before, you didn’t pick up. What’s going on? What happened with Reyes?
Danny: He gave me till Monday to get him his money. And Steve, I don’t think he’s lying. I think he has Matt.
Steve: Okay, then I vote we go over to Colombia and get him back.
Danny: No, no. That we can’t do alright. If he is the type of guy I think he is, he’s gonna have an army around him. We go down there and Matt is dead before we get in the front door. But, I think I may have another way of getting Matt back.
Steve: How’s that?
Danny: How? I pay him his money.
Steve: You mean the money that doesn’t exist?
Danny: You say it doesn’t exist. I’m beginning to think maybe it does. Thinking it’s right here, on this island.
Steve: Wait a minute. What are you talking about?
Danny: Just stick with me here for a second. Three years ago Matt get on a plane, not a single piece of luggage, but he’s supposed to have eighteen and a half million dollars. If that’s the case, then it’s here on the island, correct?
Steve: Okay. So he did. So what? How are you supposed to find the money?
Danny: About a month after he disappeared, he sent me a postcard, Matt.
Steve: Yeah, what did it say? Did he mention the money?
Danny: No he didn’t mention the money. He just wrote, “Wish you were here”. It’s a picture of this remote area on Oahu. Wish you were here, with a rock formation and a couple of palm trees. Hold on, I’ll take a picture.
[He takes a picture of it and sends it to Steve]
Danny: Did you get it? So at first I’m just angry. Is this all this I get? “Wish you were here”. Then I looked at it today and it started making a bit more sense. Maybe he was sending me the postcard to tell me where the location of the money is?
Danny: I know, I know. I’m crazy, right. But I think literally, that the money could be directly at this spot on the postcard.
Steve: Wait a minute. So you think this old postcard, is some kind of…..
Danny: Treasure map. Yes. I know, go ahead. Say, I’m crazy.
Steve: No, I’m not gonna do that.
Danny: I appreciate that.
Steve: Hey, Danny listen to me. I know where this place is. I can be there in less than 2 hours. I’ll help you dig it up.
Danny: Don’t worry about it. I’m already here and it might be nothing.
Steve: If you find something give me a call.
So Danny starts digging and after digging a few holes without success, he struck “gold” so to speak. He finds a bag with money in it.
And I am in total amazement! The money looked so perfect, just as if it came of the printer minutes ago. And that in a bag that looks paper-thin and works with a zipper. Surely it can hardly keep water out while buried underground. It was buried there for 3 years in sand and in a place that gets its fair share of rain. Magic bags maybe? 😀
And without any good reason this episode leaves me with the song “Somewhere over the Rainbow”
– Hawaii Five-0: Episode 503 –
Kanalu Hope Loa (The Last Break)
To be continued here