- Carl. - Martin, Mr. Hale, it's an honor.
When I was a kid, I saved that Time magazine cover.
The man who built New York.
You're the reason I got into this business.
Sit please, and uh, congratulations on the downtown contract.
Thank you, I didn't know the word was out yet.
Hard to keep the word in on a 200 million dollar deal like that.
I hear you lobbied councilman Clark pretty hard.
Just a few steak dinners, that's all.
I'm not talking about the Kobe.
You called the Hale Group a relic.
I'm not sure if those were my exact words.
No, your exact words were ..
The old man won't be around for long.
At least that's how the councilman remembers it.
You're getting the contract aren't you?
I don't want a contract.
You think 200 million dollars means you
arrived? What I want is to offer you a lesson.
From an old man, free of charge.
We've spoken with Simon and Cowen.
Between them they control 7 seats on your board.
And they support me.
You've come to see the need for someone with the wisdom of experience.
And someone who might remember that councilman.
Clark's first campaign 30 years ago.
Was bankrolled by Mr. Hale here.
Try and appreciate the irony Mr. Baldwin.
You say I'm the reason you get into this business?
Now I'm the reason you're out.
You son of a bitch. You're gonna be dead in a year and then who gives a shit?
I wont last 6 months, its metastasized, liver and lungs.
This morning the oncologists were talking about hospice care.
What you and Judith went through losing a child. That's a tragedy.
An old man dying, I'm supposed to say, that's life.
Still feels like a kick in the nuts.
You told Claire?
I haven't had a chance, Well ..
She won't return my calls.
Jesus Damian, if only she knew.
She has every reason to be angry.
I'll send... I'll send it back.
Cancer's eating me alive, I'm worried about allergies!
Maybe I order a... PB&J?
You know I wanted to tear all this down?
In the 70s replace it with condos. And now? I couldn't if I tried.
Mayor declared it a Landmark.
Martin, you ever hear about something called shedding?
Shedding, you mean like a snake?
Ah it's nothing, forget about it. It's something I was reading about.
I am looking for something to read.
Hi you've reached Claire, please leave a message.
- Before me? - Less than a dozen.
Shedding is an exclusive endeavor.
You mean expensive Doctor Albright.
Well our clients are wealthy but that's not how they're chosen.
We keep it to the great, the visionaries whose loss would be a
blow to all of us. Simply put, we offer humanity's greatest minds.
More time to fulfill their potential.
If you think about it.
Your homes, your yacht, your jet. All custom built by the
worlds finest craftsmen, and so will your new body be as well.
Genetically engineered for perfection, harvested to maturity.
so looks, athletism, every detail of your new anatomy.
Were designed to offer you the very best of the human experience.
- A reflex. - It's alive?
Well in the most basic sense, a bundle of organic tissue, but right now.
An empty vessel.
If you can really do what you say.
Then why the makeshift lab, I mean why all the secrecy?
You're asking the wrong question.
Oh, what's the right question?
You built an empire.
From the ground up.
But every day, to create something from nothing, now.
As you slip away.
People will call your work your legacy.
They'll insist that your buildings somehow make you immortal.
What's your point?
Do you feel immortal?
Hey come on guys.
Remember we want everyone at the rally to be respectful.
We're trying to win people over.
Aren't you gonna introduce me?
Sorry, to show up like this. It's the only place I knew I could find you.
Well, I'm kinda in the middle of something.
Let's take a ride uptown to that place by Macy's, you used to love their sundae's.
Yeah, when I was 8.
Is something wrong?
- You don't look well. - I'm fine.
Now, please take a ride with me.
Look, it's just bad time ok?
Maybe we could meet up later.
The revolution can wait Claire.
I don't get you.
Months go by, years even.
I'm at work, Dad.
This isn't work.
It's a bunch of children throwing a tantrum.
Look, I didn't come here to do this again.
I came because I want to make things right.
What does that mean?
I know you're short on funds.
- How... Just - Take it.- You know you can really be a manipulative asshole.
Don't be a fool, Claire, I'm trying here.
No, you're not, you're doing what you always do.
Showing up on your terms, expecting your checkbook to solve everything.
I'm talking about a future.
Where the aged man can shed their prison.
A future where.
The faith of a healthy mind.