NYPD Blue (1993–2005): Season 8, Episode 11 - NYPD Blue - full transcript

Andy witnesses a hold-up in the street and shoots at the get-away car. Det. McDowell is assigned to fill in at the squad again.

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Andy: KATIE, IT'S ME.

LISTEN, WHEN YOU'RE
ALL AT THE ZOO,

WOULD YOU KEEP AN EYE ON THAT
BLUE JACKET HE'S WEARING?

YEAH. UH‐HUH.

WELL, HE'S SUPPOSED
TO BE WEARING IT.

HE DON'T LIKE THE COLOR
OR SOMETHING.

HE TRIED TO DITCH IT
IN THE CAR

WHEN I DROPPED HIM OFF.

YEAH.

UH‐HUH.

ANYWAYS, IF YOU COULD SEE
IT DOESN'T END UP



IN THE LOST AND FOUND
OR PAWNED OFF

TO ANOTHER CLASSMATE
FOR PUDDING...

NO, THAT'S IT.

TELL HIM I SAID
TO HAVE FUN.

OKAY, THANKS.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

GO, GO, GO!

FREEZE, ASSHOLES! POLICE!

[ MAN GROANING ]

YOU ALL RIGHT?
I'M A COP. HUH? YOU OKAY?

NO, THEY PUT
A GUN TO MY HEAD.

I MEAN, THEY STOLE
MY WALLET. AHH!

GET IN THE CAR.

YEAH, WHAT ARE WE DOING?



[ MEN LAUGHING ]

STAY HERE.
GET A PLATE NUMBER.

[ LAUGHING AND SHOUTING ]

I'M A COP! CALL 911!

DID YOU GET THAT PLATE?

SON OF A BITCH!
WHERE THE HELL DID HE GO?

SON OF A BITCH!

AHEM. AFTER I FIRED,
THEY DROVE OFF.

THEN I TOLD
THE LOOKY‐LOO SUPER

TO CALL 911.

THEY EVER RETURN FIRE?

AHEM. I SAW
A MUZZLE FLASH.

YOU SURE IT WAS THEIRS?

SOMETIMES YOU THINK.
IT'S YOUR OWN FLASH

REFLECTED
IN THEIR WINDSHIELD.

I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
I SAW THEIR MUZZLE FLASH.

E.S.U.'s AT THE SCENE.
THEY'RE DOING A SEARCH.

ANYONE HIT YOU KNOW OF?

I HEARD YELLING
AS THEY PULLED OFF,

BUT MOSTLY FOR THE DRIVER
TO HIT THE GAS.

SO THEY SCOOT.
WHICH DIRECTION?

UP FIRST AVENUE.
I HEADED BACK TO MY CAR.

AT THAT POINT,
I SAW THE VICTIM WAS GONE.

ANYONE SEE HIM SPLIT?

NO.
HE GIVE YOU ANY
INDICATION WHY HE'D WANT TO?

HE WAS LATE FOR CHURCH.
I DON'T KNOW.

WAS HE RELUCTANT
TO GET IN THE CAR?

IT WASN'T A KIDNAPPING.

ANY CONVERSATION
IN THE CAR?

AND WHAT WAS HIS ATTITUDE?

HE WAS PRETTY SHAKEN UP.

THREE BLACK MALES JUST WALKED
INTO THE BELLEVUE E. R.,

ALL THREE
WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

GOTTA BE YOUR GUYS.
WHAT'S THEIR CONDITION?

ONE OF THEM'S GRAZED.
THE OTHER TWO ARE ROCKY.

WE'RE HEADING DOWN THERE.
JONES AND MEDAVOY?

THEY'RE RESPONDING TO
A BAR ROBBERY FROM LAST NIGHT.

OKAY, I'LL RIDE WITH YOU.

COME DOWN
WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED

WITH THE DUTY CAPTAIN,
SEE CAN YOU MAKE AN I. D.

YOU SEE THEM GOOD ENOUGH
TO MAKE AN I. D.?

YEAH.

SO, DETECTIVE, WHEN WAS
YOUR LAST TOUR OF DUTY?

YESTERDAY,
8:00 TO 4:00.

YOU DO ANY DRINKING
LAST NIGHT?

CAPTAIN, THIS WAS
A CLEAN SHOOT.

I'M NOT SAYING
IT WASN'T, DETECTIVE,

BUT I GOT TO ASK
THE QUESTION.

I WASN'T DRINKING
LAST NIGHT.

I'M SOBER 4 1/2 YEARS.

HEY, GIBSON.

HOW'S SIPOWICZ?
EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT?

YEAH, HE'S FINE.

I'M HEARING HE HIT
ALL FIVE PERPS.

THERE WERE THREE PERPS.
NOW IT'S A FISH STORY.

YEAH, WHAT DO WE GOT HERE?

THREE WHITE MALES COME IN
RIGHT AFTER CLOSING ‐‐

SKI MASKS,
CLEAR THE TILL,

CLEAN OUT THE BARTENDER,
WAITRESS, AND THREE REGULARS.

TWO OF THE PERPS TAKE
ONE OF THE PATRONS

INTO THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM
AND RAPE HER.

SHE'S AT BELLEVUE.
ANYTHING TO GO ON?

RAPE VICTIM SAID
THEY PULLED THEIR MASKS UP

IN THE BATHROOM,
BUT SHE WASN'T

IN ANY KIND OF SHAPE
TO GET INTO DETAILS.

WHERE'S EVERYBODY ELSE?

I INTERVIEWED THEM
AND LET THEM GO.

ALL THEY GOT WAS THE CAR
AND THE FIRST TWO NUMBERS

OF THE PLATE.
LATE‐MODEL WHITE CHEVY.

CAN I GET THOSE NAMES?

GIVE ANDY MY BEST.

HEY, GUYS.

HEY.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

THE BOROUGH SENT ME. I GUESS
YOU GUYS ARE SHORT AGAIN TODAY.

ANYWAY, I TALKED
WITH LT. FANCY.

HE SAID TO MEET YOU HERE.

OKAY. WE GOT
A STICKUP/RAPE.

WE'LL BE HEADING
OVER TO BELLEVUE.

HOW ABOUT YOU INTERVIEW
THE RAPE VICTIM?

SURE. SO WE'RE DONE HERE?

WHY DON'T YOU CHECK OUT
THE LADIES' ROOM?

THAT'S WHERE THE RAPE
TOOK PLACE.

HAS CRIME SCENE
PROCESSED IT?

YEAH, BUT CHECK AND SEE
IF ANYTHING GOT MISSED.

YOU GOT IT.

IS IT ME,

OR DOES EVERY TIME
ONE OF OUR GUYS

GETS IN A SPOT,
SHE SHOWS UP?

WELL, LIKE SHE SAID,

BOTH TIMES
WE'VE BEEN A MAN SHORT.

SHE'S PRETTY
INNOCENT‐LOOKING ‐‐

SOMEONE
YOU'D NEVER EXPECT.

SO THAT MAKES HER AN INFORMANT
FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS?

I'M JUST SAYING
IT'S WEIRD.

I DON'T REMEMBER
HER ASKING

A WHOLE LOT OF PERSONAL
QUESTIONS LAST TIME.

YOU THINK I.A.B.
RUSHES INTO THINGS?

YOU BEEN WATCHING
"JFK" AGAIN?

JUST WATCH WHAT YOU SAY
AROUND HER

UNTIL I MAKE
SOME PHONE CALLS.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.
FINE.

HELEN,
I'M DETECTIVE McDOWELL.

THESE ARE DETECTIVES
JONES AND MEDAVOY.

CAN YOU TELL ME
WHAT HAPPENED?

MY ROOMMATE HAD HER
NEW BOYFRIEND OVER, AND...

SHE ASKED IF I COULD,
YOU KNOW,

GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

SO I CALLED
MY FRIEND PATTY

AND HAD HER MEET ME
AT THE CHATTERBOX

'CAUSE IT'S SO CLOSE
TO MY APARTMENT.

AND, UM...

I CALLED MY ROOMMATE
AT 1:00,

BUT SHE DIDN'T ANSWER,

SO I THOUGHT,
I'LL GIVE THEM UNTIL 2:30.

I MEAN, IT'S NOT
LIKE I EVEN HANG OUT

AT THAT BAR
ALL THE TIME OR ANYTHING.

THE GUYS WHO DID THIS ‐‐

CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING
ABOUT THEM?

UM...

MASKS.
THEY HAD MASKS,

AND THEY WERE WHITE.

DID THEY EVER
REMOVE THEIR MASKS?

IN THE BATHROOM.

COULD YOU IDENTIFY THEM
IF YOU SAW THEM AGAIN?

I THINK SO.

I MEAN, I'D BEEN DRINKING,

AND, UM,
IN THE BATHROOM,

THEY HAD MY FACE
PUSHED IN THE SINK, SO ‐‐

BUT SOMEWHERE IN THERE,

YOU THINK YOU GOT
A GOOD LOOK.

I THINK SO.

ASSADA BURKE,
I'M DETECTIVE SORENSON.

THIS IS DETECTIVE RUSSELL,
LIEUTENANT FANCY.

ANY NEWS ON MY COUSIN
OR DeSHAWN?

THE DOCTOR SAID
YOUR COUSIN'S OUT OF SURGERY.

HE'S STABLE.
WE'RE STILL WORKING ON DeSHAWN.

MAN, THAT PSYCHO REALLY
BLEW A CHUNK OUT OF HIS NECK.

I'VE NEVER SEEN
SO MUCH BLOOD.

WHY DON'T YOU TELL US
WHAT HAPPENED?

ME AND ANTHONY,
WE WERE DRIVING DeSHAWN HOME,

AND WE WERE STOPPED
AT THIS LIGHT,

AND OUT OF NOTHING,
THIS BIG WHITE GUY RUNS UP

AND STARTS
SPRAYING BULLETS.

REWIND A BIT, ASSADA.
WHERE WERE YOU COMING FROM?

THIS AFTER‐HOURS CLUB ON D ‐‐
SAVE THE ROBOTS.

YOU DO ANY DRINKING THERE,
ANY DOPE OR ECSTASY?

NO, WE WEREN'T DRINKING,
AND WE DON'T DO DRUGS.

YOU MUST HAVE BEEN
OUT OF PLACE, 'CAUSE THAT CLUB

IS A WELL‐KNOWN
PHARMACEUTICAL CLEARING‐HOUSE.

TO US,
IT'S A DANCE CLUB.

ME AND ANTHONY HAD
A 2‐HOUR DRIVE BACK TO SCHOOL,

SO WE WERE SOBER.

WHAT TIME DID YOU
LEAVE THE CLUB, ASSADA?

ABOUT 6:15.

WALKING OR DRIVING?

WE WERE DRIVING.
WE WERE SHOT AT IN A CAR.

SO YOU WERE NEVER WALKING
ON 8th TOWARD FIRST AVENUE.

NO.

NEVER CAME
ON A TALL WHITE GUY

WHO YOU MAYBE ASKED
TO EMPTY HIS POCKETS?

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

AROUND THE BLOCK
FROM WHERE YOU WERE SHOT UP,

TWO BLACK GUYS RIPPED OFF
A WHITE KID AT GUNPOINT

AND SPLIT IN A JETTA
MATCHING YOURS.

THE CRIME WAS WITNESSED
BY A COP, ASSADA,

SO START EASING OFF
YOUR AMBUSH SCENARIO.

THE GUY WHO SHOT AT US
WAS A COP?

ABOUT NOW, I'D START THINKING
HOW GETTING US YOUR GUN

COULD HELP
SHAVE TIME OFF IN JAIL.

I DON'T KNOW
ABOUT ANY GUN,

AND WE WERE NOT
DOING A STICKUP.

EITHER GIVE A STATEMENT
OR GET PICKED OUT OF A LINEUP,

IN WHICH CASE THE JUDGE WILL
NEVER HEAR YOUR SIDE OF IT.

ALL HE'LL SEE IS
AN UNCOOPERATIVE PRICK

TOO STUPID TO MOVE
OUT OF THE WAY

OF A WRECKING BALL.

STUPID DOESN'T PUT YOU
ON THE DEAN'S LIST AT ALBANY,

AND IT DIDN'T PUT
MY COUSIN THERE, EITHER,

SO MAYBE THIS WASN'T
OUR FAULT.

MAYBE YOUR COP DON'T KNOW
ONE JETTA FROM ANOTHER.

HE JUST PICKS ONE
AND STARTS BLASTING.

HE WAS BLASTING ON ACCOUNT
OF THE GUN IN HIS FACE.

NO, WE DIDN'T
HAVE A GUN.

NOW YOU'RE BOTHERING
OTHER PATIENTS, MR. BURKE.

THEN FOR ALL OUR SAKE,
LEAVE ME ALONE.

WHERE'S THIS, UH, JETTA
OF YOURS, ASSADA?

WE GOT TO TAKE
A LOOK AT IT.

IN THE PARKING LOT.
KNOCK YOURSELVES OUT.

DON'T GET
TOO COMFORTABLE.

McDOWELL TALKED
TO THE RAPE VICTIM,

BUT UP TO NOW, NOTHING.

SHE DIDN'T GET A GOOD LOOK
AT HIS FACE.

WELL, SHE INDICATED
THEY MIGHT HAVE TAKEN

THEIR MASKS OFF AT THAT POINT,
BUT THEY HAD HER TURNED AROUND.

YEAH, WE'LL CHECK
WITH PATROL,

SEE WERE THERE ANY STOPS
IN THE AREA LAST NIGHT.

HOW'D IT GO IN THERE?

HE SAYS THEY'RE
INNOCENT COLLEGE KIDS.

SAID ANDY ROLLED ON THEM
'CAUSE HE MISTOOK THE CAR.

AIN'T NO WAY
THAT HAPPENED.

WHAT'S THE STORY?

WE GOT A LITTLE PROBLEM.

I DON'T WANT YOU
GOING IN THERE RIGHT NOW.

THIS KID'S TRYING TO FLOAT
YOU SHOT UP THE WRONG CAR.

IMPOSSIBLE. NOT POSSIBLE.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
IT WAS THE SAME CAR.

IT WAS THE CAR.
THOSE WERE THE GUYS.

ALL RIGHT, BUT UNTIL WE GET
YOU A WITNESS,

WE CAN'T PROVE
THIS KID'S LYING.

RUSSELL AND SORENSON
WILL RECANVASS.

MEANTIME, BE PATIENT.

GO ON BACK TO THE HOUSE.

WE'RE ON IT, ANDY.
DON'T WORRY.

YEAH. DON'T WORRY.

WHICH ONE'S THE DRIVER?

WANNABE NUMBER ONE HERE.

PUT HIM
IN INTERVIEW THREE,

STICK HIM IN THE POKEY,
THE OTHER ONE DOWNSTAIRS.

WHAT'S THIS?

OUR UNIFORMS
GRABBED THEM UP.

I CAN SEE THAT.

THEY FIT DESCRIPTIONS
OF OUR SUSPECTS

IN THE BAR STICKUP.

WHAT DESCRIPTIONS?
I THOUGHT THEY WORE SKI MASKS.

ROBBERY SQUAD HAD A PATTERN
ON THREE WHITE MALES DOING

STICKUPS WITH SKI MASKS DRIVING
A LATE‐MODEL WHITE CHEVY,

AND THAT'S WHAT THESE
THREE GUYS WERE DRIVING

WHEN THEY GOT PULLED OVER.

BUT WITH NO SKI MASKS.

IT STARTED OFF AS A SERIES
OF PARKING GARAGE STICKUPS

THREE MONTHS AGO.

RECENTLY SWITCHED TO BARS
AND GRILLS AND RESTAURANTS.

ANY RAPES?

NO, THIS WOULD BE
THE FIRST.

SO YOU SURE THEY WEREN'T
DRIVING AROUND

AT 11:00 A. M.
WITH SKI MASKS ON.

I MEANT
ON THEIR PERSON.

SO, I'M IN
ON THESE INTERVIEWS?

YEAH.

HEY.
HOW'S IT GOING?

DETECTIVES.

WHY'D THE COPS HAVE TO
CHASE YOU FOR EIGHT BLOCKS

BEFORE YOU PULLED OVER?

IT WAS MORE
LIKE THREE BLOCKS,

AND I COULDN'T FIND A PLACE
TO PULL OVER.

IN THE FUTURE,
JUST AS A GENERAL HEADS‐UP,

DON'T DO CRIMES
WITH TWO OTHER GUYS.

IT OPENS THE CIRCLE
UP TOO MUCH.

THAT'S TRUE.

YOU FOUND THAT, TOO?

DEFINITELY ‐‐ IT'S HARD ENOUGH
STAYING FRIENDS WITH ONE GUY,

MAKING SURE ONE GUY DOESN'T RUN
HIS MOUTH FOR WHATEVER REASON,

BUT TWO OTHER GUYS?

I‐I'VE NEVER SEEN
THREE GUYS HOLD UP.

LAST NIGHT
AT THE CHATTERBOX ‐‐

CHATTERBOX.
ISN'T THAT A BAR?

YEAH, THE ONE YOU
AND YOUR FRIENDS WERE SEEN

DRIVING AWAY FROM
AFTER YOU ROBBED IT.

YEAH, WELL, WE WERE
DRIVING AROUND LAST NIGHT,

BUT STICKING UP A BAR ‐‐

I THINK I WOULD HAVE
REMEMBERED THAT.

YOU GAMBLE MUCH, JAKE?

YOU'RE BETTING 10 YEARS
THAT ONE OF YOUR 2 BUDDIES

ISN'T GOING TO TELL US
ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED,

AND WHOEVER DOES
GETS THE DEAL.

THE OTHER TWO
GET THE TIME.

YOU KNOW, THIS WOULD REALLY MAKE
A WHOLE LOT MORE SENSE TO ME

IF I KNEW WHAT THE HELL
YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT.

ALL RIGHT, JAKE.

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE YOU
STAND IN A LINEUP.

YOU CAN MAKE ME STAND
ON MY HEAD.

I DIDN'T DO NOTHING.

I ALREADY SPOKE
TO THE CHIEF OF D's.

I'VE BEEN FIELDING CALLS
FROM THE PRESS ‐‐

THE COMMISSIONER'S AIMING
TO GET A SOUND BITE

ON THE 6:00 NEWS.

CAN'T GIVE YOU MUCH

BEYOND
"THE INVESTIGATION'S ONGOING."

MY GENERAL SENSE ‐‐ THAT WON'T
SATISFY THE COMMISSIONER.

HE WANTS TO ANNOUNCE
AN ARREST,

MEANING THE ARREST
OF THE STICKUP KIDS?

IF THAT PANS OUT.

AND IF IT DOESN'T?

AN AFTERNOON TO CLEAR A COP
WITH 22 YEARS ON THE JOB.

THIS IS FROM THE IVORY TOWER,
LIEUTENANT, NOT FROM ME,

AND I'M NOT SAYING
ANYONE'S TAKEN A POSITION.

[ TELEPHONE RINGS ]

PERSONALLY,
I HOPE IT PANS OUT.

[ RING ]

THIS IS FANCY.

PLEASANT CHAT?

HE JUST REITERATED THE NEED
TO CORROBORATE YOUR STORY.

JUST CAME IN TO REITERATE.

NOTHING ABOUT CONSEQUENCES,
HEAT FROM THE BRASS.

COMMISSIONER WANTS A STATEMENT
ON THE 6:00 NEWS.

THAT I'M A COLLAR?

MARTINEZ WAS VAGUE.

GUESS THAT'S GOING AROUND.

DOWNTOWN CALL.

THEY WANT YOU TO HEAD
TO LEFRAK CITY, SEE THE SHRINK.

USUALLY THEY GIVE YOU
A FEW DAYS TO SETTLE DOWN.

ANY SENSE OF TRYING
TO GET IN FRONT OF SOMETHING,

MAYBE GET AN EARLY COLLAR

ON A PSYCHO COP
LIKES TO SPRAY BULLETS?

ANDY, MARTINEZ SAID NO ONE'S
TAKEN A POSITION THUS FAR.

YOU CAN TELL.

WHATEVER HE SAYS,

I GUARANTEE YOU
NO ONE AROUND HERE HAS.

AND I DON'T NEED
TO TELL YOU

TO WATCH WHAT YOU SAY
TO THE SHRINK.

DON'T WANT TO LET
MY WACKY SIDE SHOW.

A‐ANOTHER REPORTER,
LIEUTENANT.

THIS ONE'S FROM THE "POST."

REFER HIM TO DCPI,
AND ANYONE ELSE FROM NOW ON.

WHAT BRINGS YOU, COUNSELOR?

KEEPING CLOSE BY
ON THAT SIPOWICZ SHOOTING.

ALSO HEARD THAT YOU HAD
SUSPECTS ON THAT RAPE

AT THE CHATTERBOX BAR.
HOW'S THAT GOING?

WELL, WE'RE TRYING
TO GET THEM OFF THEIR STORIES.

THEY'RE GOING TO RUN LINEUPS
FOR THE RAPE VICTIM.

ALL RIGHT.

I'LL BE TAKING A STATEMENT
IN ANTI‐CRIME IF YOU NEED ME.

YOU HAVE A NICE TIME
THE OTHER NIGHT?

I DO RECALL A FEW SMILES,

AND YOU DID LAUGH
ONCE OR TWICE.

I WAS TAKING TIME
TO PHRASE MY ANSWER.

YES, I HAD A NICE TIME
THE OTHER NIGHT.

YOU NEEDED TIME
TO PHRASE THAT?

WELL, A SITUATION LIKE THIS,
IT'S BEST TO BE CAREFUL

SO NO ONE GETS
THE WRONG IDEA.

LIKE, UH, LIKE MAYBE
ANOTHER DATE SOMEWHERE?

BALDWIN,
HAS IT CROSSED YOUR MIND

THAT THERE'S A REAL OPPORTUNITY
HERE FOR CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

THERE'S NO REGULATION
AGAINST DETECTIVES AND ADAs.

MY RESEARCH INDICATES
IT CAN WORK FAIRLY WELL,

IF YOU WANT IT TO.

YOU GO ON THE INTERNET?

NO.

I MADE A PASSING INQUIRY
TO ANDY SIPOWICZ.

I DON'T KNOW IF SIPOWICZ IS

THE BEST PLACE TO GET
ADVICE RIGHT NOW, BUT ‐‐

BECAUSE HE'S WORKING
OUT A JACKPOT?

YOU'RE CONFIDENT
IT'LL GET WORKED OUT.

DID THEY RECOVER
THOSE KIDS' WEAPON?

ANDY SAYS
IT WAS A GOOD SHOOT.

I BELIEVE THAT.

AND WHY DON'T YOU?

I'M NOT SAYING I DON'T
BELIEVE IT WAS A GOOD SHOOT.

IT'S JUST ‐‐
GIVEN HIS REPUTATION

AND CERTAIN STORIES
YOU HEAR ‐‐

SUCH AS?

THE DRINKING, FOR ONE.

ANCIENT HISTORY.

WHEN A DINOSAUR
LIKE SIPOWICZ

UNLOADS ON A CARFUL
OF BLACK KIDS

AND IT ENDS UP
A POSSIBLE JACKPOT, IT JUST ‐‐

IT WOULDN'T SURPRISE ME
IF IT STAYED A JACKPOT.

WELL, IT WOULD SURPRISE
THE HELL OUT OF ME.

NOW, REGARDLESS OF HIS PAST,

ANDY'S THE BEST DAMN DETECTIVE
I'VE EVER MET,

DINOSAUR OR NOT.

I'LL CALL IF I NEED YOU
FOR LINEUP.

I'M SORRY,
BUT ALL PRESS INQUIRIES

ARE BEING REFERRED
TO THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

OF PUBLIC INFORMATION.

HOLD ON A SEC.
I'LL GET IT FOR YOU.

20 CALLS A DAY, AND NOT ONE
OF THEM HAS THE NUMBER FOR DCPI.

WHERE'S ANDY?

LEFRAK CITY. HE'S SEEING
THE DEPARTMENT PSYCHIATRIST.

HEY, HE NEEDS
TO LOOK AT THIS.

WHITE KID'S WALLET
UNDER A PARKED CAR

TWO BLOCKS
FROM THE SHOOTING.

LICENSE SPECS FIT
ANDY'S DESCRIPTION.

ELI BEARDSLEY.
ADDRESS IN SOHO.

FAX IT TO LEFRAK
SO ANDY CAN GET A LOOK AT IT.

I'LL GET HER ON THE PHONE.
TELL THEM IT'S ON THE WAY.

HOW ABOUT THAT?

HOW DO YOU DO,
MRS. BEARDSLEY?

OH, BETH, PLEASE.

THE, UH, THE DOORMAN
MENTIONED NAMES

WHEN HE CALLED UP,
BUT I FORGOT.

DIANE RUSSELL,
DANNY SORENSON.

AND I'M NOT SURE I KNOW
WHAT THIS IS REGARDING.

UM, ACTUALLY, WE WERE HOPING
TO SPEAK TO YOUR SON.

WHY?

HE'S NOT IN ANY KIND
OF TROUBLE, MRS. BEARDSLEY.

WE FOUND HIS WALLET AND WANTED
TO ASK IF IT HAD BEEN STOLEN.

IS HE HERE, MA'AM?

I JUST GOT BACK
FROM MY TRAINER,

SO I'M NOT SURE.
I'LL GO CHECK.

HER ATTITUDE INDICATES
THE KID'S HAD PRIOR TROUBLE.

BCI HAD HIM CLEAN,
BUT ANY RICH KID

TROTTING FIRST AVENUE AT 6:30
ISN'T HELPING THE NEEDY.

PROBABLY 10, 15 GRAND
FOR THIS.

I OUGHT TO PICK ONE UP
FOR MY BEDROOM.

IT WOULD GET LOST
IN THE DIRTY LAUNDRY.

FORGOT YOU HAD
INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE.

OF THE BEDROOM AREA,
I MEANT.

NOW I DON'T KNOW
WHAT I MEANT.

ELI, THESE ARE
THE DETECTIVES, UM ‐‐

RUSSELL AND SORENSON.

YEAH, SHE SAID
YOU GUYS FOUND MY WALLET.

Diane: SOMEONE DUMPED IT UNDER
A PARKED CAR NEAR FIRST AVENUE.

WE'D PREFER HAVING
THIS CONVERSATION

DOWN AT THE STATION HOUSE.

WHY? I DON'T UNDERSTAND.
HE CAN LOOK
AT OUR MUG BOOKS,

SEE IF HE RECOGNIZES
WHO STOLE HIS WALLET.

I MEAN, THERE'S NOBODY
TO RECOGNIZE.

I‐I LOST IT TWO DAYS AGO.

IT WASN'T STOLEN
MAYBE THIS MORNING?

NO, IT'S BEEN
A COUPLE OF DAYS.

IT FELL OUT OF MY POCKET
ON THE SUBWAY.

IF YOU GOT IT ON YOU, THOUGH,
I COULD USE THE I. D. TONIGHT.

IT'S AT
THE STATION HOUSE.

ANY CHANCE YOU WERE DOWNTOWN
NEAR 9th AND FIRST AVE.

AROUND 6:30
THIS MORNING?

HE SAID HE LOST IT
TWO DAYS AGO.

FORGET IT, MOM.
I WASN'T THERE.

I WAS HERE, SLEEPING,
SO ‐‐

ELI, IF YOU WANT TO COME
BY THE STATION HOUSE LATER,

WE'LL BE THERE, AND WE'LL BE
HAPPY TO RETURN YOUR WALLET.

I'LL JUST TAKE
A PASSPORT I. D.

YOU GUYS CAN JUST
DROP IT IN THE MAIL.

YOU SURE YOU DON'T WANT
TO COME DOWN?

YEAH. IS THAT IT?

ALL RIGHT.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

THAT KID'S PURE SKEL,
DIANE ‐‐

SKELLY EYES,
SKELLY HABITS.

JUST NO DRUG COLLARS

AND NOTHING
PUTTING HIM DOWNTOWN.

NO WAY
HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH.

I'M TRYING TO THINK OF A WAY
TO GO AT HIM.

UH, WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

PETE VITELLO.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW
ABOUT THE KID IN 6‐E?

HE LIVES HERE.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US
ABOUT HIM?

NOT A LOT.
YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT MY BUSINESS.

YOU BEEN HERE A WHILE,
RIGHT?

YOU'RE TIGHT
WITH THE TENANTS?

MOST OF 'EM.

WE KNOW YOU DON'T WANT
TO TALK OUT OF SCHOOL,

BUT WE NEED TO KNOW
A FEW THINGS ON THIS KID.

JUST A GENERAL SENSE
OF HIS CHARACTER,

AND IF YOU EVER
NEED ASSISTANCE

OR IF A FAMILY MEMBER DOES
OR A COUSIN

OR A FRIEND OR ACQUAINTANCE,
I DON'T CARE ‐‐

YOU CALL ME.

HE'S A MAJOR
PAIN IN THE BALLS.

THE MOTHER, TOO.
IT'S LIKE YOU'RE DIRT.

HE KEEP ODD HOURS?

HE'S A PARTIER.
PRETTY SERIOUS ABOUT IT.

LIKE, UH,
DRINKING SERIOUS?

HE'S DONE A FEW STINTS
IN DRUG REHAB.

YOU SEE HIM COME IN THIS MORNING
ABOUT 6:45 OR 7:00?

NO, I COME ON AT 8:00.
THE NIGHT GUY'D KNOW.

YOU HAVE HIS HOME PHONE?

YEAH. YEAH.

I'LL CALL HIM FIRST,

LET HIM KNOW
IT'S ALL RIGHT TO TALK.

BUT SO YOU KNOW,

HE'S, UH, GOT A HABIT
OF DOZING OFF AT WORK.

ONE LAST FAVOR.

IF THE KID LEAVES,
CALL THIS CELL NUMBER.

NO PROBLEM.

PETE,
YOU'RE A FINE AMERICAN.

DETECTIVE,
HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL

THAT THIS SHOOTING
IS PRESENTLY QUESTIONABLE?

I'M CONFIDENT
IT'LL WORK ITSELF OUT.

THAT'S AN INTELLECTUAL RESPONSE.
I WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.

I SUPPOSE A LITTLE ANXIOUS
TO PUT IT TO BED.

WHERE DO YOU THINK
THAT ANXIETY'S COMING FROM?

SPAIN.

SERIOUSLY, DETECTIVE.

DO YOU THINK
YOU'RE FEELING ANXIETY

BECAUSE, AT ROOT, YOU FEEL
YOU MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE WRONG?

NO.
IT WAS A GOOD SHOOT.

HOW DO YOU FEEL
ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE?

WHAT'S THAT GOT TO DO
WITH ANYTHING?

THE DUTY CAPTAIN'S REPORT
SAYS THAT YOU ROUNDED BACK

AFTER WITNESSING
TWO BLACK YOUTHS

WALKING BEHIND
A WHITE YOUTH.

YEAH. THEY WERE
SCOPING HIM OUT.

WHEN YOU PASSED,

THEY WERE SEPARATED BY
"ABOUT 50 FEET," YOU SAID.

FROM THAT DISTANCE,

HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY KNOW
WHAT THEY WERE DOING?

I GOT ENOUGH YEARS ON THE JOB
TO READ BODY LANGUAGE.

WOULD YOU HAVE ROUNDED BACK

IF THE TWO BLACK YOUTHS
HAD BEEN WHITE?

THEY WEREN'T.

CERTAIN FOLKS IN THIS FIELD
WOULD SAY THAT KIND OF ANSWER,

OR LACK THEREOF,
IS A GUILTY ADMISSION.

SO BY NOT SAYING ANYTHING,

WHAT I'M REALLY SAYING IS

I ONLY WENT BACK
BECAUSE THOSE KIDS WERE BLACK.

NOW TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER
AND ASK YOURSELF,

DID I ONLY SHOOT
BECAUSE THEY WERE BLACK?

I SHOT BECAUSE
THEY HAD A GUN ON ME.

WHICH HASN'T BEEN FOUND.

WHAT ARE YOU TRYING
TO GET ME TO ADMIT?

JUST THE TRUTH.

DID I ROLL AROUND
THE BLOCK AGAIN

BECAUSE THESE KIDS
WERE BLACK? MAYBE.

I MIGHT'VE DONE THE SAME THING
IF THEY WERE WHITE.

I DON'T KNOW
BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T.

WHAT I DO KNOW
FOR DAMN SURE

IS I SHOT AT THAT CAR

BECAUSE THERE WAS A GUN
POINTING AT ME.

THAT'S IT. NO COLORS.
NO BLACK, NO WHITE.

JUST THE GUN.

IF YOU ROLLED ON THEM
BECAUSE OF A PREJUDICE,

YOU CAN'T JUST
DIVORCE YOURSELF FROM THAT

WHEN IT COMES TO THE SHOOTING.

YOU KNOW WHAT, DOC?
I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP.

I'M LEAVING.

DETECTIVE SIPOWICZ,
WE HAVE 42 MINUTES LEFT.

YEAH?
WELL, STICK 'EM IN YOUR ASS.

THIS WILL BE REFLECTED
IN MY REPORT, DETECTIVE.

STICK YOUR REPORT
IN YOUR ASS, TOO.

YOU RECOGNIZE ANYONE HERE?

[ Sniffs ]
THIS IS THE LAST LINEUP?

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.

JUST TELL US
IF YOU RECOGNIZE ANYONE.

OKAY, BUT THE GUYS
WHO RAPED ME ‐‐

ARE THEY IN THIS LINEUP?

IF YOU RECOGNIZE SOMEONE
FROM LAST NIGHT, THEN TELL US.

NUMBER 4.

RELAX IN THERE
A MINUTE, GUYS.

NUMBER 4 IS ONE OF THE GUYS
WHO RAPED ME.

COME ON,
LET'S GO TALK OUTSIDE.

HE'S ONE OF THEM,
RIGHT?

NO.

CAN I JUST SEE
THAT FIRST LINEUP AGAIN?

IT'S OKAY IF YOU DON'T
RECOGNIZE ANYONE.

I'D BEEN DRINKING.

THEY HAD ‐‐ HAD MY FACE
SHOVED IN THE SINK.

I COULDN'T SEE.

I KNOW.

SO, WHAT IS GOING
TO HAPPEN NOW ‐‐

THEY'RE JUST GOING
TO GET FREE?

COME ON.

YOU HEAR FROM
DANNY AND DIANE?

THE LAST I HEARD, THEY WERE
AT BEARDSLEY'S APARTMENT.

THEY SHOULD BE HERE
ANY MINUTE.

DONE WITH THE SHRINK?

IT WRAPPED UP QUICK.

I'M INTERESTED
HOW THEY MADE OUT.

THAT SHRINK REPORT
WILL NOT BE FAVORABLE.

GUYS, SHE COULDN'T I. D.

THERE SHOULD BE
A DIFFERENT CROWD AT THE BAR,

SO WE'LL GO BACK.

WE'RE HAVING THE OWNER
MEET US THERE.

HOW'S SHE DOING ‐‐
McDOWELL?

WELL, I THINK
SHE'S DOING FINE.

ME TOO, BUT I HAD
SOME INITIAL RESERVATIONS

AND I MADE A COUPLE CALLS.

SHE'S NOT WITH I. A. B.

YEAH, I FOUND OUT.

SHE PULLS HER WEIGHT?

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I GOT THE FAX.
WHERE'S THAT KID BEARDSLEY?

HE WOULDN'T COP TO IT, ANDY.

WOULDN'T COP TO WHAT?

WOULDN'T COP
TO BEING DOWN THERE AT ALL.

THAT WAS THE KID!
THE SAME ONE FROM THE PHOTO.

WE KNOW, ANDY.

GUYS...INSIDE.

GET THE SUSPECT FIRST,

MAKE SURE WE KNOW
WHERE TO FIND HIM.

CHANCES ARE,

BEARDSLEY WAS ON THE STREET
THIS MORNING COPPING DOPE,

AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO ADMIT IT
IN FRONT OF HIS MOTHER.

THE DOORMAN CONFIRMS
HE COMES IN LOADED.

THE KID'S A SKEL?
I DIDN'T GET THAT HIT OFF HIM.

THE DOORMAN SEE BEARDSLEY
COME IN THIS MORNING?

NO, AND WE CHECKED
WITH THE NIGHT GUY,

WHO DIDN'T RECALL,
BUT WAS PROBABLY ASLEEP.

DID YOU MAKE ANY ATTEMPT
TO GET HIM AWAY FROM HIS MOTHER?

WE TRIED,
BUT THE MOTHER BLOCKED IT.

SO WE'RE NO PLACE.

WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE
INTO SOFT CLOTHES.

WE'RE GOING
TO SIT ON THE KID'S PLACE,

TAIL HIM TILL HE
MAKES A MOVE TO COP.

WILL HE BE CHECKING IN
WITH HIS SCHEDULE?

'CAUSE I'LL SEE TO IT THAT
GAY JOHN KEEPS THE PHONES CLEAR.

WE FIGURE
HE'LL HEAD OUT SOON,

SEEING HOW HE LOST HIS MONEY
GETTING MUGGED

AND HE'S BEEN AT HOME WAITING
FOR HIS MOM AND HER PURSE

TO GET BACK FROM THE GYM.

THEN YOU BETTER
GET GOING.

NO ONE'S GIVING UP, ANDY.

DO YOU HAVE FAITH I DID
THE RIGHT THING THIS MORNING?

I BELIEVE YOUR STORY,
IF THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE ASKING.

'CAUSE I DON'T CARE
WHAT ELSE HAPPENS HERE

AS LONG AS YOU KNOW THAT I DID
THE RIGHT THING OUT THERE.

IF YOU'RE ASKING
DO I THINK IT'S POSSIBLE

YOU SHOT AT A CARFUL OF KIDS
JUST 'CAUSE THEY'RE BLACK?

I DON'T.

THAT MEANS A LOT.

I HAVE RESPECT FOR YOU.

I HAVE RESPECT FOR YOU, TOO.

DETECTIVE SIPOWICZ?

CYNTHIA BEUNEN FOR YOU.

HEY, CYNTHIA.
HOW'S IT GOING?

WHY WOULDN'T I BE OKAY?

WELL, EDDIE SHOULDN'T HAVE
GOT YOU RUFFLED.

IT'S, UH, IT'S JUST
SOME ADMINISTRATIVE THINGS

NEED STRAIGHTENING OUT.

NO, SURE,
THAT ALWAYS GETS YOU TENSE,

BUT I'M ALL RIGHT.
THERE'S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

HEY, LISTEN, UH,
MY LIEUTENANT'S CALLING ME.

I BETTER CALL YOU BACK LATER,
ALL RIGHT?

YEAH.
OKAY, BYE.

TOMMY REGAL?

RIGHT HERE.

DETECTIVE JONES,
MEDAVOY, AND McDOWELL.

I'VE ASKED AROUND ‐‐

PEOPLE WHO WERE HERE
LAST NIGHT,

PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THREE WHITE KIDS
WITH SKI MASKS ‐‐ THAT'S IT.

Greg:
WHAT DID YOU SEE?

A GUN, THEN THE FLOOR.

EXCUSE ME, SIR, COULD YOU
MOVE FOR US, PLEASE?

[ Slurred ]
I'D PREFER NOT TO.

WELL, I PREFER THAT YOU DID,

SO WORK ON
YOUR AFTERNOON HEATER

AT ONE OF THE TABLES
OVER THERE.

TH‐THIS IS MY STOOL.

I DRINK MY DRINKS
RIGHT HERE.

BRANCH OUT A LITTLE.

GO AHEAD, ERNIE.
NEXT ROUND'S ON ME.

I SHOULD HOPE SO.

THERE YOU GO.

OH, JEEZ. UH...

YOU SHOULD LEAVE NOW...
ERNIE.

CLUB SODA.

NOW, THIS IS
A HALF‐HOUR AFTER CLOSING.

PLACE IS LOCKED UP,

BUT I HAD A COUPLE
OF FRIENDS IN HERE.

I LET ONE OF MY FRIENDS OUT,
THEY CAME BUSTING IN.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU
OWNED THIS PLACE?
16 YEARS.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU RUN IT?

THE WHOLE TIME.

GET YOUR ASS IN HERE.

NOW, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THIS
ONE TIME ‐‐

DON'T PLAY DUMB WITH ME.

YOUR PROBLEMS
WILL BE COMPOUNDED.

'CAUSE THAT'S A FELONY,

AND A FELON
AND HIS LIQUOR LICENSE

ARE SOON PARTED.

I HAD PROBLEMS
WITH EMPLOYEES STEALING MONEY.

I CHECKED THE TAPE
JUST FOR SECURITY.

WITH YOUR PANTS
AROUND YOUR ANKLES?

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

WHERE'S A VCR?

IN MY CABINET
IN MY OFFICE.

YOU RECORDED
LAST NIGHT'S RAPE?

I‐I'M NOT SURE.

WHEN WE CHECK THE VCR,

THE TAPE THAT'S IN THERE
WILL HAVE THE RAPE ON IT?

I'M NOT SURE.

IF THERE'S A FRESH TAPE
IN THE VCR, TOMMY,

WHICH WOULD INDICATE THAT YOU
PULLED THE ONE FROM LAST NIGHT

SHOWING THE RAPE,
YOU BETTER TELL ME NOW.

THERE'S A NEW TAPE
IN THE VCR.

WHERE'S THE TAPE FROM LAST NIGHT
WITH THE RAPE ON IT?

AT MY APARTMENT.

GET HIM OUT OF HERE
BEFORE I DO SOMETHING WRONG!

WHAT ARE YOU
THINKING ABOUT?

HOW CORNERED I'D FEEL
IF I WAS IN ANDY'S SHOES.

I WAS A BASKET CASE

LOOKING AT GETTING
THROWN OFF THE JOB,

BUT THIS ‐‐

FACING REAL CHARGES,
MAYBE A NIGHT IN JAIL ‐‐

I'D BE HUDDLED
IN A CORNER.

I DON'T MEAN
TO BRING UP SOMETHING

IF IT'S A DEAD TOPIC,

BUT WE HAD A BIT
OF AN UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENT

IN THIS APARTMENT EARLIER.

THE, UH...

INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE
OF YOUR APARTMENT.

IT WAS COMPLETELY
UNINTENTIONAL.

I GUESS, UH,
GIVEN OUR HISTORY,

THERE ARE CERTAIN MINEFIELDS
WE MAY STEP INTO,

TIME TO TIME.

YEAH, ON THE WAY
TO A COMFORTABLE STATUS QUO.

A ROCKY STEP OCCASIONALLY,
AND THEN, UH...

SMOOTH SAILING.

BUT NO OFFENSE TAKEN?

OF COURSE NOT.

GOOD, 'CAUSE I FELT LIKE
A COMPLETE IDIOT.

SO DID I.

THERE'S OUR BOY.

[ CELLULAR PHONE RINGS ]

[ RING ]

SORENSON.

GREAT, PETE. THANKS.

THAT WAS PETE THE DOORMAN
WITH A HEADS‐UP ON BEARDSLEY.

LESSON BEING, DON'T TREAT
YOUR DOORMAN LIKE DIRT.

YEAH, I'LL REMEMBER THAT
WHEN I HAVE ONE.

COOL.

ALL RIGHT,
THANKS, MAN.

HOLD IT UP, ELI!

YOU LOOKING
TO TAKE A JOG, TOO?

NO, MA'AM.

SPIT IT OUT.

SPIT IT OUT!

SPIT! SPIT!

SPIT IT OUT, OR I'LL
WHACK YOU UNCONSCIOUS.

NOW BLOW IT OUT!

WHY DOES THE WORLD
HATE ME SO MUCH, MAN?

YEAH, IT'S THE WORLD'S FAULT
YOU'RE A DOPE FIEND.

MY WIFE HATED IT.
MADE ME SHAVE IT OFF.

I'LL CATCH UP WITH YOU.

HEY, HEY!

SO, WHAT HAPPENED
THIS MORNING?

I CAME IN
WITH MY BELT OFF THE LOOP.

THAT MAKE THE WIRE SERVICE,
TOO?

WHAT ARE WE
TALKING ABOUT?

YOU PLAYING ASSOCIATED PRESS
TO YOUR NIECE CYNTHIA,

OR SHE GOT
SOME OTHER PRECINCT MOLE

FILLED HER IN
ON MY SHOOTING?

ANDY, YOU JUST CAME UP
IN CONVERSATION.

I DON'T LIKE BEING A SUBJECT
OF YOUR CONVERSATIONS, EDDIE.

SHE WAS MY NIECE BEFORE
SHE WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND.

"GIRLFRIEND."

WE HAD A FEW DINNERS,
GIBSON,

AND REGARDLESS
OF OUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS,

MY BUSINESS IN THIS HOUSE
STAYS IN THIS HOUSE!

ALL RIGHT?
UNTIL I SAY DIFFERENT.

I AGREE TO THAT ENTIRELY,
BUT A SITUATION LIKE THIS ‐‐

HOW YOU GOING TO BLAME ME?

IT'S VITAL INFORMATION TO HER
I WAS INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING?

IT JUST CAME UP
IN CONVERSATION.

OR YOU'RE GIVING HER HEADS‐UP
THAT IT'S A POTENTIAL JACKPOT.

I GOT NOTHING BUT CONFIDENCE
THIS WILL WORK OUT.

YOU'LL BE JUMPING OFF THE SHIP

AND INVITING ALL FAMILY
TO JOIN SUIT!

ANDY, I HAD NOTHING
BUT THE BEST INTENTIONS.

NOW I KNOW WHY GUILIANI
DIDN'T GIVE YOU GUYS NO RAISE.

YOU DO, HUH?

YEAH ‐‐ 'CAUSE YOU GUYS
ARE CLUELESS.

DON'T GO BLAMING THE MAYOR
FOR GETTING STIFFED.

BLAME YOURSELVES.
YOU DESERVE IT.

LODGE THESE TWO IDIOTS
IN THE CELLS.

DON'T LET THIS MORON
GET TO YOU.

DON'T SWEAT IT, MITCH,
ALL RIGHT?

THEY'RE JUST
DICKING US AROUND.

BYE, JAKE.

SO, WHAT WE LOOKING AT,
MITCH?

IT WAS AFTER THE THREE OF YOU
HEISTED THE CHATTERBOX.

JAKE WATCHED THE FRONT DOOR
WHILE YOU AND TERRY

TOOK THAT WOMAN
INTO THE BATHROOM AND RAPED HER.

JUST BECAUSE
YOU KEEP SAYING THAT

DOESN'T MEAN
I'LL BELIEVE IT.

EVER SEEN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ‐‐
A GIRL GETTING RAPED?

NO.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT
YOU LOOK LIKE RAPING A WOMAN.

YOU'LL BE PUSHING UP
YOUR SKI MASK IN A SECOND.

SO WILL TERRY.

LOOK AT WHAT YOU DID
LAST NIGHT.

LOOK!

LOOK AT WHAT
YOU DID TO HER

OR I'LL DRIVE YOUR HEAD
THROUGH THE TUBE.

WE WERE HIGH. OKAY?
WE WERE TOO HIGH.

UNLESS YOU WANT A JURY
IN A COURTROOM

WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
TO SEE THAT,

YOU'D BETTER TELL US
WHAT HAPPENED.

OKAY.
JUST TURN IT OFF.

WHY DON'T YOU
JUST TURN IT OFF?

ALL RIGHT, LOOK,
FIRST THINGS FIRST.

I CAN HAVE MY LAWYER HERE
IN, LIKE, TWO MINUTES,

AND HE'S TOUGH.
THEY CALL HIM THE BARRACUDA.

YEAH? SHOULD WE
CALL YOUR MOTHER

AND HAVE HER ARRANGE IT?

WHICH BRINGS US
TO OUR SECOND THING ‐‐

I WON'T CALL THE BARRACUDA
IF WE CAN MAKE SURE

THAT SHE STAYS IGNORANT
OF WHAT HAPPENED THIS MORNING.

YOU GO FIRST, ELI.

NO. I NEED A WRITTEN GUARANTEE
THAT THIS WON'T GET BACK TO HER.

YOU'RE NOT GETTING
THE SITUATION, ELI.

YOUR BALLS,
ALL SHRIVELED FROM JUNK USE ‐‐

THEY'RE OURS
FOR THE BREAKING.

BUT IF YOU MAKE FULL DISCLOSURE
ON WHAT HAPPENED

ON THE STREET THIS MORNING,
MAYBE THE DOPE GOES AWAY.

AND EXACTLY WHAT TIME
AM I GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE?

'CAUSE YOU MISSED
YOUR WAKE‐UP SHOT

AND YOU'RE GETTING
A LITTLE ITCHY?

THIS MORNING
WERE YOU ON 9th AND FIRST?

YES.

DOING WHAT?

SCORING.
I WAS ON MY WAY HOME.

SOME BLACK GUYS JUMPED ME,
THEY PUT A GUN TO MY HEAD,

AND THEY GRABBED MY WALLET.

AND YOUR DOPE.

A PLAINCLOTHES COP PULLED UP
AND HE STOPPED THEM.

MIGHT HAVE SAVED YOUR LIFE.

YEAH, WELL,
IT DIDN'T SAVE THE DOPE.

Danny: KEEP GOING,
BEFORE YOU GET A SMACK.

HE TOLD ME
TO GET IN HIS CAR,

AND WE CHASED THEM TILL
WE SAW THEM STOPPED AT A LIGHT.

AND YOU KNOW THIS
IS THE SAME CAR? WHY?

I RECOGNIZED THE GUY
IN THE BACKSEAT. HE HAD THE GUN.

YOU SAW THE GUN?

YEAH. I MEAN,
IT WAS KIND OF HARD TO MISS.

IT WAS NICKEL‐PLATED,
GHETTO FABULOUS.

AT WHAT POINT
DID YOU DUCK OUT?

WHEN HE PULLED OUT THE GUN
AND THE COP UNLOADED.

ALL RIGHT, I NEED YOU TO WRITE
EVERYTHING DOWN YOU JUST SAID.

YOU COULD HAVE
SAID THAT BEFORE,

SAVED US A LITTLE TIME.

I HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU,

BUT YOU'VE GOT
A FEW MORE CHORES TO DO.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME.

EXACTLY HOW MUCH TIME?

TILL YOU'RE SWEATING LIKE
YOU MADE THE COP SWEAT TODAY.

WRITE.

I'LL CALL MARTINEZ.

GET UNIFORM TO BRING IN
THE KID FROM THE HOSPITAL.

UH, TELEPHONE, LIEUTENANT.

WHAT? ANDY?

KID ON THE RAPE/ROBBERY
IS WRITING A STATEMENT.

GOOD WORK.

THAT'S A HELL OF A THING
ABOUT SIPOWICZ.

I GUESS NEXT TIME,
WITH A SITUATION LIKE THIS,

I SHOULD GIVE IT TIME
TO SHAKE OUT.

YOU COULD LIGHTEN UP A BIT,
TOO.

MAYBE THAT, TOO.

GOT DINNER PLANS?

YOU'RE ASKING ME OUT?

UH‐HUH.

LET ME GET BACK TO YOU.

AT YOUR LEISURE,
DETECTIVE.

HEY.

UM, MICELLI'S, 8:00.

I'LL SEE YOU THERE.

CONNIE?
YOU GOT A MINUTE?

GOOD WORK
ON THAT RAPE/ROBBERY TODAY.

THANKS.

YOU GET ALONG ALL RIGHT
OVERALL?

FINE.

SO, CAREER‐WISE,

YOU PARTIAL TO FLOATING
FROM SQUAD TO SQUAD,

OR WOULD YOU PREFER
SETTLING DOWN?

IT WOULD HAVE TO BE
IN THE RIGHT SQUAD.

IS THIS THE RIGHT SQUAD?

ABSOLUTELY.

GREAT. BE AT ROLL CALL.
YOU'VE BEEN ASSIGNED.

I HOPE THAT'S OKAY WITH YOU.

HAPPY TO BE HERE.

THAT BERT KID
WRAPPED UP?

YEAH.

AND THE COUSIN
AT THE HOSPITAL ‐‐

DIANE CALLED
AND SAID HE FLIPPED.

APPARENTLY,
THE TWO COLLEGE KIDS

LIKE TO RECONNECT
WITH THEIR STREET PAL

IN BETWEEN MIDTERMS,

SO THEY DO STICKUPS TO PROVE
THEY STILL GOT STREET CHOPS.

HOW'S HIS CONDITION ‐‐
THE ONE THAT WAS IN SURGERY?

STABLE.

GLAD OF THAT.

DANNY, I CAN'T EXPRESS
ENOUGH GRATITUDE.

IT'S ALL IN A DAY'S WORK.

DON'T BE AN IDIOT NOW.

SERIOUSLY, THOUGH,

YOU'VE GOTTEN ME OUT
OF A LOT OF SCRAPES

AND ONE VERY SERIOUS JACKPOT.

I'M HAPPY THAT I COULD PAY BACK
EVEN PART OF THAT.

YOU DID GOOD WORK TODAY.

YOU'RE A GOOD COP.

MEANS A LOT.

NIGHT.

GOOD NIGHT.