Chicago P.D. (2014–…): Season 2, Episode 20 - The Number of Rats - full transcript

Benson is in Chicago helping Intelligence with a rape/murder case similar to a case in New York from a decade ago, so she calls in Fin and Amaro for assistance.

So i heard you got a rape case where the victim got burned up.
Nurse from chicago med. Raped, beaten.
Perp torched the joint.
Fire department! Call out!
Help me.
Third-degree burns and severe smoke inhalation.
If you're looking to kill somebody,
Toxic smoke will do the job fast.
(rollins) okay, so confirmed victim's a nurse.
5'5", brown hair, brown eyes.
And she was raped.
Think he did it before?
I know he has.
[indistinct pa announcement]
- Oh, thank you. - Mm-hmm.
Third-degree burns over 75% of her body.
The damage goes through to the muscle.
Nerves are completely gone.
The only good news right now
Is that she probably can't feel anything.
Okay, any chance she'll pull through?
Even if we could hold off the infection,
And we'll do our best--
Can she talk?
She's coherent at the moment.
So she can talk.
Look, we're here to find out who did this,
So i think if she was able,
She'd want to talk to us.
Stay here.
All right, thanks, man.
Victim's sister's on her way in.
Have olinsky and atwater talk to her, okay?
- Hey. - How's victoria? Any word?
I saw the crime scene. It can't be good.
What happened?
Fire department found her in a burning building.
She's got burns all over her body.
Her skull was fractured, and she'd been sexually assaulted.
This is--it's just horrible.
She's the nicest person.
You know her?
Just in passing.
She's a nurse in maternity.
Any idea who did it?
Would i be standing here if i did?
- Keep it short. - Okay.
[monitor beeping]
[labored breathing]
Victoria, i'm sergeant benson.
I'm so sorry.
Do you remember anything about the man who did this to you?
I was in back of my building,
Taking out the trash.
Corner of my eye,
Man in hospital scrubs
Walking up behind me.
I turned.
I woke up, i was in my apartment,
And the wall was on fire.
It's okay.
Did you see his face?
He was white.
A little under 6 feet.
[monitor sounding]
All right, that's it. That's it. Out of the way!
Call the code!
(woman) code 2 call.
[alarm beeping]
(woman) all right, check breathing.
And prepping cpr.
- Push... - [gasping]
[blows nose]
I'm so sorry.
Here. Sit here.
We are too.
I mean, it's-- it's hard to believe
Something like this happening, you know?
Victoria was supposed to come over tonight.
Um, was she seeing anyone?
Was there anybody in victoria's life
That you think was aggressive at work or...
No. I mean, that would do this?
I'm sorry, i just
Can't imagine what she went through.
All that pain. I just can't--
Hey, it's okay.
So the first victim, alice whitlock,
Raped and murdered.
Cause of death was blunt force trauma
To the back of the skull.
Blunt force trauma.
She was a nurse at columbia presbyterian.
Second vic, lisa hoffman,
She was raped and killed in the same fashion as whitlock,
But she was found completely burned in her own car
Along the harlem river.
Green nail polish was applied to both of these victims
At some point during the crime.
Debra mcculloch was last seen exiting a bar on 53rd and 3rd.
She was a nurse at mount sinai.
So all three victims in new york, 2004.
Witnesses were consistent.
They all saw a man in medical clothing
And his arm in a sling approaching these women.
The victim from here, she have green nail polish on?
Don't know yet.
Lab tech's gonna check when the doctor gives the okay,
But there's no guarantees we'll find out either way.
Her hands were severely burned.
She was trying to cover her face.
Also, there was no dna
At either of the new york crime scenes.
Any theories why he stopped for ten years?
Sadly, we don't know that he has.
So our suspect is a male, white, 5'9",
Approximately 40 years old.
He's either in the medical field
Or, obviously, posing as somebody who is.
There's nothing physically distinctive about him.
All the witnesses, again, were consistent.
When they described him,
They said that he was average-looking and normal.
These details of the crimes
Have gone out to every news and radio station in town.
We check city wide and in the suburbs
On missile x cards and information reports
On any attempted abductions or suspicious calls.
[phone rings]
I'm gonna have mouse triangulate the cell towers
On the girl's phone and check all social media.
We can find out if she electronically
Checked in anywhere during the day.
I'll check the sex offender files
And recently released parolees.
That was olinsky at chicago med.
Victoria didn't make it.
Let's get to work.
We'll get him.
Yeah, yeah, we will.
[dramatic music]
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- Please hold. [phone rings]
21st district, sergeant platt. Yep.
- Mind holding? [phone rings]
I need to put you on hold.
Well, i'm putting you on hold.
Start taking statements.
All these people think they've seen this guy.
Work left to right.
Our left or your left?
Both. Neither.
Forget i said anything. Just take their statements.
Hey, i'm so sorry i'm late.
Lindsay's 30th has me totally scrambled.
Can you hold me behind the desk for me?
Everyone in the metro area thinks they saw this guy.
Whatever i can do to help.
The hotline rings on your phone.
Since you were late, i had it transferred down here,
So plant your ass upstairs and start taking notes.
You got it. Thank you.
Okay, guys, cross-match any details
From the chicago case with ours,
And i'm gonna need all of our files
Electronically scanned and sent, like, yesterday.
We're on it.
Why don't you bring them out yourself?
We could use all the help we can get.
We're happy to do it.
Okay, guys, then get on the next flight.
Bring the files.
Have rollins and carisi reopen the investigation,
Okay, from there.
- Got it. - Great.
Thanks, guys. See you soon.
(ruzek) so he was dressed as a doctor, arm in a sling,
Hanging out around the building just down the block.
This is five days ago.
- Anything? No? - No.
Offender balled up newspaper
And shredded rubber, piled it near the victim.
Then he left a trail of the same combo to the back door.
Used lighter fluid as an accelerant, lit it,
And then left out the back door.
Some burning rubber
Dropped down a coax cable hole in the floor, right here,
Which is why we initially thought it started downstairs.
Okay, so the offender drags the victim
Up the back staircase into the bedroom.
There's no way we're pulling any dna out of here.
I heard whoever did this has done it before?
Yeah, it's looking like it.
[lindsay sighs]
Check it out.
It's nail polish.
What color did the offender use on the victims?
[dramatic music]
Well, now there's no doubt.
(ruzek) all right, listen, ask around.
If anybody's seen anything like that, please,
Give 21st district a call.
We appreciate it.
Thank you.
All right, listen, i'll start knocking on doors.
Somebody's got to have a security system
Around here or saw something.
The g also hides cameras all over the place,
So have mouse request all the ip addresses
In a four-block vicinity.
[phone rings]
Chicago police intelligence.
[phone rings]
Chicago police intelligence, can you hold?
There's 150 places that sell medical supplies in chicago,
So we're reaching out
To see if any of them have sold an arm sling to someone
Fitting our description in the last three months
And if there's video surveillance.
Patrol's helping out.
Yeah, well, we also need a list
Of every doctor, surgeon, nurse, x-ray tech,
Dentist, orderly, janitor,
Anybody in the medical field who wears scrubs.
Ah, don't forget mental institutions.
Yeah, and check practicing and non-practicing.
[phone vibrates] - benson.
Hey, sarge, you alone?
Close enough. What's up?
Well, i'm going over the witness statements
From the debra mcculloch disappearance in '04.
Detectives interviewed a med student who knew debra
Named will halstead.
The name bumped for rollins, so we did some digging.
It turns out he's a doctor at chicago med right now.
And his brother, jay,
He's a detective in voight's unit.
I see. Go on.
And i'm guessing you can't really talk right now.
Good luck, sarge.
Good to know.
Thank you.
(halstead) all good?
Oh, yeah. That's, uh--
That was just my son's nanny checking in.
[rock music]
- Hank. - Olivia.
I went ahead and ordered you a manhattan.
I see, and i'm gonna go ahead and drink it.
So i got to run something past you.
Detective halstead, uh, his brother will,
You know him?
A little.
So my ex-partner questioned him ten years ago.
He knew one of the victims in the new york.
I'd like to bring him in, you know,
Ask him a few questions,
Just check his temperature.
Without jay knowing why you're bringing will in?
That's correct.
You want to ambush will.
[sighs] well, i wouldn't--
That's okay. I mean, you can call it what it is.
Yes, i want to ambush will.
Look, he knew the woman who went missing in new york,
And now, suddenly, the killer activates
After he gets a job at chicago med.
I've been carrying around this case for ten years.
I just need to see the look on his face.
Look, i know this is your house,
And i don't want to disrespect you.
- That's why i just... - Yeah.
I wanted to run it past you. Just--
Let me think about it.
Thanks, sarge. We got it from here.
Uh, sergeant voight likes everything just the way it is,
So i wouldn't be moving anything around.
Well, i'm glad you told me.
I was planning on stealing the copier.
I'm kidding.
Awesome. After you, all i need is ruzek to sign the card.
Careful with ruzek.
He's terrible at keeping secrets.
Okay, so i'm gonna steal her car keys to pick up the cake,
And if that doesn't work, can i use yours?
- Yep, no problem. - Awesome.
What's no problem?
It's--it's all under control.
You better not be planning me a surprise party.
I'm not.
I know where you live.
So this is everything pertinent from our files
On the new york victims.
Thanks for coming, both of you.
- Of course. - Thank you.
Hey, i guess that tip line must have paid off.
Apparently some woman just called over in bucktown.
She said that some guy two weeks ago was asking
For help unloading boxes from his car.
Was she attacked?
No, she got a weird feeling and took off.
Get this, though, the guy was wearing scrubs.
Hey. Here he is.
What's up, baby?
- Man, you all good? - You know.
You need anything, just holler at me.
Where's my hello? Hey, what's up, man?
What's up, man? It's nice to see you.
- Good to see you again. - How are you?
I'll go interview this woman.
Know what, maybe i'll come with.
Hey, jay, you know,
I'm still trying to get some more information
About this nurse from chicago med who was killed.
Her sister, unfortunately, wasn't much help.
Now, your brother's a doctor there, am i right?
Did he know her?
He said he bumped into her a few times.
Okay, do you think he'd be willing to come in
And maybe point us
In the direction of somebody that knew her better?
Uh, i doubt he knows much,
But i can give him a call.
That'd be really helpful. Thanks.
- Okay. - Great.
First floor, right?
Yeah, first floor.
[doorbell rings]
Charlotte reegan?
Hi, i'm detective dawson. This is detective amaro.
You called in the tip line last night?
Yeah. Wow.
You guys got here quick.
Hey, charlotte... Would you mind
Taking us through what happened?
Of course.
Come in.
Oh, sorry about the mess.
This place is so small, my stuff gets everywhere.
[sighs] you know, when i was your age,
I slept in a closet in new york.
- Yeah. - 600 a month.
So what happened two weeks ago?
Uh...It gets claustrophobic in here.
So i went for a walk.
I was over by the park,
And there was this guy standing by his car.
Said he needed help moving a box to the passenger seat.
He had a sling on his arm
And doctor pants on under a jacket.
So i walked over to help,
But when i got to the car, i saw this, like, a carjack thingy
In the backseat,
And he was just a little too, um,
I don't know, uh, too friendly.
Too chatty.
Did you get a good look at him?
Not really.
It was night.
He was a white guy.
He was wearing a cap.
Was there an emblem on the cap?
No, just a black ball cap.
What kind of car was he driving?
Subaru. Wagon.
I remember because my aunt has one.
Dark green.
I didn't get the license plate though.
I just...Turned and gripped my keys in my hand,
And...Started walking.
If you saw this guy again,
Would you be able to identify him?
Sergeant benson, this is my brother will.
If he insists on you calling him dr. Halstead,
You smack him upside the head.
Nice to meet you, sergeant.
And don't listen to him.
You've probably already figured that out though.
Okay, if you go by will, then i'll go by olivia.
I like you already. Hank.
How you doing, will?
He's got an hour till his shift.
I told him we'd get him in and out.
Of course. We just have a couple of questions.
- Why don't we go in here? - All right.
Hey, you mind if i join?
Yeah, sure. Why not?
- Okay. Here, have a seat. - Oh, all right.
- Thanks. - Sure.
I didn't know her well.
Like i told jay, she was just a really friendly person.
Seemed to be well liked by everyone on the staff,
Although i would have to assume there are other people
At chicago med who could give you more insight.
Well, we were hoping that you could do that for us, you know.
We're just trying to piece together
Who she was as a person.
Of course. Whatever i can do.
(benson) did you know her outside of work?
No. I just started a couple weeks ago,
So i'm still in the "getting to know you" stage,
Meeting everyone.
Been there. That can take a while.
So while you're here,
Do you know this woman?
Yeah, debra.
It's been a while.
She went missing a long time ago back in new york.
(benson) yeah.
How do you know debra, will?
What's going on here?
Well, we just found out that will was in new york
At the time of the other two incidents.
You just found out, my ass.
Sarge, she's ambushing my brother.
You signed off on it.
I'm a little confused here.
Don't say another word.
What--what are you talking about?
We're done. Let's go.
Are you asking if i did these crimes?
I am.
I didn't.
Don't say another word until you get a lawyer.
I don't need a lawyer. I didn't do anything.
It doesn't matter.
If they want to, they'll find a way to stitch you up.
- Careful, jay. - Come on!
Back off!
No, i saw what happened to that girl,
And if it were my sister or my daughter or my mom,
I'd want you to do exactly what you're doing right now.
Ask me anything you want anytime.
Appreciate that.
If you could write down where you were the night
Of victoria's murder, i would like a full statement.
No, no, no, he's not writing anything down. Come on, get up.
- Jay. - We're leaving now! Come on.
[tense music]
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[knock at door] - yeah, come on in.
Will's gonna write down a statement, i'm gonna read it,
And then i'll submit it to you.
He was home that night watching tv.
- Can anyone put him there? - No.
He ordered a pay-per-view movie.
I'm checking now to see if i can get the records.
You have any more questions for my brother,
You can go through me.
Look, i understand how you're feeling, jay,
But you're not running point on questioning your brother,
And i think you understand why.
I'll get you that report after i've read it.
[sighs] okay.
Tip lines in new york are heating up as well.
I need to get back there,
See what new information has popped up,
If any, reinterview some of the witnesses
From the '04 cases.
- About an hour and a half. - Hmm.
Look, i hope i didn't put you in a bad spot.
No, not at all.
I would have done the same thing with one of your guys.
Except i probably wouldn't have asked.
You'll let me know if he checks out?
Of course.
Sure you got to go?
You'll be in good hands with fin and amaro.
- Do me a favor. - Hmm?
Play this one by the book, please?
If this ever goes to trial--
I get it. You have my word.
You take care of yourself, hank.
So you ready? You ready?
All right, the witness said that it was a dude
In a dark-colored subaru wagon.
Well, i was able to access a security camera
On a private residence near the corner of the block
Where victoria lewyn lives--
Lived, rather.
And check this out.
Ah, there.
Dark green subaru wagon.
And that was an hour
Before cfd responded to the blaze in her apartment.
- Now you're talking. - Right?
- You get the plates? - No, i'm getting to that.
We can only read the first three digits.
But there's only one subaru wagon in that color
With those three first numbers.
Now, the car is registered to elizabeth kendall.
She's 78 years old.
Okay, let's have the address.
We can get a patrol out there.
There it is.
2113 squad.
(dispatch) go ahead, 2113.
Can you roll an assist car, no emergency,
To the intersection of throop and fillmore?
Tell them to throw an anchor down.
We've located the vehicle intelligence had the bolo on.
- Copy that. - Look at this.
Be advised, squad,
We have a male subject approaching the vehicle.
Hold us down on a stop at this location.
Will advise if we need backup.
(dispatch) roger that.
[siren wails]
How's it going today, sir?
Very well, thank you.
Can i see your license and registration?
Is there a problem?
No, you want there to be?
(burgess) can you pop your trunk, sir?
(man) uh, the car is not in my name yet.
I'm--i'm buying it from a woman.
We just haven't filed the official paperwork.
There is a note attached from her stating that.
New york.
Yeah, just moved here three months ago.
Still waiting on the illinois license.
Can you take the key out of the ignition and hand it to me?
Officer, respectfully,
I would like an explanation as for why you're doing this.
You're not entitled to one. Now hand me the keys.
Sit tight.
We're bringing him in.
He's clean.
Nothing outstanding.
No warrants, nothing.
We're bringing him in.
Mr. Yates, it looks like your car was reported as being
Involved in a hit-and-run where a pedestrian was injured.
Do you know anything about that?
No, i don't.
I've owned the car for three weeks.
Besides, if you check the front bumper,
Does it look like anything's been hit?
It's probably a false report,
But you're still gonna need to come in
Until we clear this up, sir.
So if you could get out of the car.
Home address, employer information, and what else?
- Cell phone number. - Oh, of course.
So what brings you to chicago, mr. Yates?
- Where? - Medhelp.
It's an urgent care facility on the south side.
So you were a professor at columbia in new york,
Residency at presbyterian.
That's correct.
When was this?
Well, i'm sure that file states it.
I'm asking you.
[exhales] ten years or so.
Where have you been since then?
Oh, all over.
Lots of time in new orleans.
Now, oh, there is a lawless town.
My job as a physician, you know, there's always a need.
Always a spot to fill.
How'd you go from being a doctor
At one of the best hospitals in the country
To working at an urgent care?
Man does not control his own fate.
The women in his life do that for him.
Groucho marx? Oh.
See, i bet you don't even know who that is.
You ever been to chicago med?
Oh, sure.
- As a patient or... - [chuckles]
No, actually, i have lunch there sometimes.
Recognize him?
He wore a baseball cap, and it was night.
I mean, it could be him.
I'm sorry. I can't say for sure.
Do you, uh-- you know this woman?
Her, hmm?
- No. - No?
No, are any of these the pedestrian
That the car i'm purchasing supposedly struck?
That is the reason that i was brought in,
Am i correct?
You shave your arms, doctor?
My whole body, actually.
It's for cycling.
Helps reduce drag.
You know, i'm new to the city.
What's the best spot around here for cycling?
I don't know. My bike's still in storage.
Am i under arrest?
I do have a general sense of my rights as a u.S. Citizen.
You're free to go.
[tense music]
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(lindsay) thanks for coming in.
Oh, i'm happy to help.
Hmm, do you have any travel plans, mr. Yates?
Are you kidding?
I just got to your beautiful city.
I can't wait to explore it.
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Get a state's attorney on board asap.
Give him the particulars, probable cause,
And let him know we believe this guy is good for it.
One of you figure out
Who's gonna be the affiant on his phone.
- I'm on it, boss. - We are gonna run this clean.
We're gonna run it thorough.
We're gonna run it by the book.
Everybody understand?
You got a sec?
Go ahead.
My brother ordered a pizza
The night victoria was assaulted.
The delivery guy will vouch.
Jay, he's been cleared as a suspect.
Wonderful. Moving on, i told him about greg yates.
Get this.
They worked together for a minute in the same hospital.
Yates was one of his professors in med school.
He's got an opinion about him.
- Al right, where's will now? - He's downstairs.
Go get him.
He was one of those instructors
That made the students call him by his first name.
Liked to hang out at the bars we went to.
Some bought into it, but i always got a creepy vibe.
Someone invited him out to a party one night,
And yates corners me,
Starts talking about who has the best ass,
Who he'd like to have sex with first.
Debra mcculloch was at that party,
The nurse who went missing.
Was it the night she went missing?
No, i think it was, like, three nights before that,
But they were both there.
Could have easily met her that night.
(nadia) lindsay, you have a call.
It's greg yates.
Detective lindsay.
(yates) i can't help but think
That we got off on the wrong foot.
(lindsay) how do you mean?
Oh, i just feel like i made a bad impression
On your coworkers back there.
I would--i would love to try and win you guys back.
Are you free to meet for a short conversation?
Sure, why don't you come by the district?
No, just you and me.
The pavilion at millennium park.
Three hours.
Thank you for your time in advance.
I'm meeting him.
All right, so voight will be able
To communicate with you through that.
Now, i'd use your phone in your other ear,
Assuming you like to hear over 4,000 hertz.
- Okay, good? - Yep.
Just stay where we can see you.
I got it.
We'll be nearby in case anything goes sideways.
Al, you guys find a good lookout yet?
We'll be near the pedestrian bridge a few hundred yards away.
Fin, amaro, you're on the ground with ruzek and antonio.
[phone rings] - stay sharp.
- Sergeant benson. - Lindsay.
Fin told me you're going to meet with yates alone.
(lindsay) yeah.
I figure he's either looking to confess, he's playing us,
Or he's looking to do something stupid.
And even if it's the last one, he's been at this for ten years.
It's--it's worth it if we can finally bring him down.
Look, just remember, if he's reaching out to you,
He's feeling the pressure, all right?
He could be capable of anything right now.
I'll be ready, sergeant.
Be safe.
Thanks, i will.
[tense music]
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Anybody got eyes on yates?
(voight) halstead, you got eyes on him?
(halstead) i got him.
He's approaching from the west.
Sorry i'm a little late.
You look great, by the way.
So what was it you could only tell me in the park at night?
Want to go grab a cup of coffee?
It's too cold to sit.
Come on.
I'm harmless.
(lindsay) we can talk right here.
I want some coffee.
It's close, i promise.
Or you can sit here
And i'll see you when i see you.
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(antonio) yates and lindsay are on the move.
We're shifting positions. We lost sight of lindsay.
Yeah, i got them.
They're headed towards the walkway.
We'll stay back.
I do this walk at night.
The skyline, it's so beautiful.
It stuns me every time.
Why'd you ask me to meet you in the park
If you wanted to get coffee?
Oh, it's nothing nefarious.
I changed my mind.
It's cold.
You know what i think?
I think it's a move to assert control over the situation
And over me.
Your sergeant has gotten in your head.
Don't let him think for you.
You're better than that.
Have you been following what's been going on in egypt,
Post revolution?
Well, they finally got rid of mubarak in 2011.
Do you remember this at all?
There's much fanfare and jubilation.
The people are free. The people have spoken.
But when the euphoria ebbs, as it inevitably does,
What are they left with?
High crime, raided antiquities, unrest.
See, you can unclench the iron fist of that dictator,
And that-- that's great,
But you are not really prepared for what's on the other side.
You know what they call that, detective?
The law of unintended consequences.
Why did you want to meet with me, greg?
Well, you know what my favorite example of that law is?
In hanoi, under french colonial rule,
They established a bounty for each rat tail turned in
To try and reduce the number of rats.
You know what happened?
People started breeding rats for the tails,
And that charming little country
Ended up with more rats than it started with.
You want to know why i think you wanted to meet me?
Because i'm 5'5" and i have brown hair,
Exactly like all those women that were murdered.
Is that so?
Why don't we talk about that instead of hiding
Behind all this history 101 crap?
Tell me what happened.
I know that you want to.
Who do i remind you of?
Your mom?
An ex-girlfriend maybe?
Come on.
More rats, detective.
Remember that.
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(olinsky) we've got him. He's headed for the taxi.
(voight) you all right?
Yeah, i'm fine.
Patrol says he took the cab to water tower place
And then he slipped them once he got inside.
He's playing a game.
He knows it's just a matter of time.
[phone rings] - we'll get him.
Chief wallace boden.
[police radio chatter]
We've got another body.
[police radio chatter, sirens wailing]
- Hank. - How you doing, chief?
Sorry to see you again like this.
Detectives fin and amaro.
- They're in from new york. - Nice meeting you, chief.
Chief boden, house 51.
This way.
Fire was started in the bedroom.
(fin) you said "was started"?
Yeah, the amount of damage in the room,
Lack of accidental causes,
This is arson, if you ask me.
I just can't prove that right now.
Is there any way to tell whether or not it was started remotely?
We'll search for an incendiary device,
But even the device survived the fire,
It would be weeks, maybe months before any conclusion,
And that's if we are lucky.
That's why he was with lindsay when it started.
Plausible deniability.
What is she, 18?
What's this?
Green nail polish.
- Was it him? - Yeah.
So he was using me as an alibi?
That's right.
Yo, i got a location on his phone.
It's an apartment on the west side.
Get everyone over there now.
- Give me the address. - Yeah.
Look, it's up to you, but--
But if you're with me, you better know what that means.
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Chicago pd.
Chicago pd.
- Clear! - Clear!
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- [coughing] - is that ammonia?
A lot of it.
He was just here.
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