Blue Bloods (2010–…): Season 1, Episode 9 - Re-Do - full transcript

The life of a Reagan is put in danger when three dangerous criminals are released from prison.




Don't hurt me anymore.

Please, just kill me.

Not yet, Becky.

- We're still having fun.
- No.



And how did the judge rule?

to void this felony conviction

because the case predicated solely
on a tainted DNA evidence.

Three out of five.

So far, that's the batting average
of the DAs in other boroughs.

Still, two criminals back on the streets
because of a lab tech's shoddy work.

Thank you, counselor.

Thank you, commissioner.

- Who's up next?
- Manhattan District Attorney, sir.

Send him in.




So where are we, counselor?

I've found grounds to hold without bail
and retry

- four of the prisoners in question.
- Good.

There are two outstanding problems.

Garth Kraver, pedophile.
Convicted on three counts

of sexual conduct on a child
in the first degree.

The judge is set to rule on
whether to vacate this conviction.

Where do you think the judge
will come down?

I'm worried.

But not as worried as I am
about Dick Reed.


I've prosecuted
some animals before,

but what he did to those three women
before he killed them...

The worst of the worst.

Our best chance on this

is if I could get Becky Watalski
to testify in a new trial.

I've gone to see her three times
to persuade her to testify, but...

Becky is Reed's
only surviving victim.

"Tortured for 1 9 hours,

she had the presence of mind
to free herself

from her burning bed
by holding her bindings

over the flames."

She was still able to provide
a detailed description

- that led us to Reed.
- We had enough DNA evidence

to convict him
on the three murder charges

and due to her fragile state,
we did not have to try her case.

We'll have a constant watch on Reed

and you'll find a way to put him
back behind bars, counselor.


Kings County DA is here, sir.

See to him, Baker.

So where's your boss?

On a plane to Scottsdale.

Nice of him to drop this mess
in your lap.

In Charlie's defense,

he was scheduled to speak
at the DA's conference months ago.

Charlie Rossellini wasn't shy
about taking credit

when he put these perps away.
But now that the heats on...

You know that son of a bitch Reed
was smiling through the whole trial?

Stay after him, sweetheart.

I will, Dad.

I don't get it. I don't get it.

I bust my hump
trying to lock that guy up.

Now he's gonna get out of jail free

because some lab nerd's
all stressed out and overworked?

In a warm lab, no less.

- With warm coffee.
- Oh, warm coffee.

- Here comes the prison bus.
DANNY: Yeah.

The slime-ball express.

WOMAN 1: Get close. Right this way.
WOMAN 2: Come on, come on.

There he is! There he is!

MAN 1: All right.
GlRL: There he is.

Look at this party. Oh, jeez.

MAN 2: There he is!
MAN 3:. Reed!

There he is.

Dick Reed the rapist.

- Don't forget murderer.
DANNY: It's disgusting.

MAN 4: This way.
- Come here.

JACKlE: So that's what pure evil
looks like up close.

Makes his bus mates
that did their time seem like saints.

How about the whack-job
welcoming committee?

Daddy, Daddy, over here.

- The guy's got a fan club.
- It's amazing.

You've gotta be some kind of nut

- to obsess over a scumbag like this.
WOMAN 3:. Come on, let's go.

DANNY: Excuse me.
- Excuse us.

- Taxi!
- Hey, Dick.

What's the rush?

Oh, yeah.

So you're the cop
who worked the Katie Snow case.

Unfortunate Victim Number 2.

Very vivid description
you gave that jury.

Yeah, I'm good like that.

How about we give you a ride?

We're gonna be
all over your ass anyway,

so we might as well
get reacquainted.

- A two-way street, friend.
- Really?

Yeah. See,
if you wanna keep your badge,

- you stay off my ass.
- Really?

Section 240.26 of the penal code.

Penal code?

Look it up.

I bet you studied up a lot
about penal codes.

That's good for a rapist.

Enjoy your reprieve.

- It won't last long.
- It was good seeing you, though.

- And your girlfriend.
- Partner.

I'll bet.

- I need a shower.
- Yeah.


Stay on top of that son of a bitch
and don't let him out of your sight.

- Right.
- Go ahead.

I'm not gonna sugarcoat
the situation.

The release of these prisoners is...

It's not the finest day
for New York City.

But remember,

these problems occurred
long before my tenure.

And as your mayor now,

I intend to hold accountable
those responsible.

The technician whose sloppiness
led to this disaster

has been dismissed
and other heads will roll.

WOMAN: Mr. Mayor?
MAN: Mr. Mayor?

- Yeah.
- How could there be lax oversight

in the testing of DNA?

Well, that's a question best addressed
to, uh, the councilwoman

who heads up
the Committee for Public Safety.

That would be
Councilwoman Collins.

Councilwoman Collins,
please answer that.

Plain and simple,

this city has seen a three-fold increase
in DNA testing

in criminal prosecutions
in the past decade

without a corresponding increase
in funding.

The real problem
is our police department,

which relies entirely too much
on DNA evidence.

And strains our city resources
and the medical examiner's office.

Whatever happened
to good old-fashioned policing?

Which relies on hair, fibers,

Evidence in the purview
of your department's labs,

Commissioner Reagan?

I don't have a problem
with the buck stopping

with the police commissioner,

And rest assured that I join you

in making sure
this never happens again.

But the fact remains, commissioner,

that extremely dangerous criminals
have been let loose

on the streets of New York City.

Statements like that do create

a certain amount of heat,
Miss Davidson.

But the message I have
for the people of New York City

is that the police department
will make sure that they remain safe.

Police, ma'am. You okay?

I'll be right there.

- Rosie Gutierrez?
- Yes.

My former husband
is Mondo Gutierrez.

They just left him out of prison
because his DNA test was bad.

Yeah, we heard about him.

He gets out
and violates your order of protection.

He was across the street all morning,
just standing there.

Watching the house with that look.

I'm afraid for myself, my son.

Was he keeping the legal distance,


But he killed the man I was seeing
after we broke up.

He has a violent temper.

Before jail, he said if he couldn't
have me, no one else could.

- Is he here now?
- He left.

Then there's nothing we could do.

But if you do see him again,
do the same thing you did before.

Call 91 1 and we'll come back
to make sure you're okay. All right?


No, no. I mean that.
That's what we're here for.


I frigging hate these bastards

terrorizing their women,
roughing them up.

And it's not just East Harlem.

It's the West Village,
the Upper East Side.

They're a bunch of animals.


I need those evidentiary--

I know you're running late,
but I have a visitor for you.

- Becky Watalski.
- Becky's here?

Is it o--?

Is it a bad time?

No. No, not at all.

I'm happy to see you here.
Uh, come in.

Just sit down.

I've decided to testify
against Richard Reed.

Oh, Becky, that is such great news.

I saw his disgusting face on TV.

And he was waving to people.

I wasn't scared.

It just made me so sick

and mad.

And I thought about what you said.

I know you need my testimony.

It will put him back in prison
for the rest of his life.

It better.

And as a witness, you will have
police protection around the clock.

They're already on Reed 24/7.

No, you don't know
what you're dealing with with this guy.

The police don't know
how he got into my apartment.

Everything was locked.

He can slip through keyholes.

He's not gonna come
anywhere near you, Becky.

I guess I just...

I want him out of here.

Five long years

and all I have to do is close my eyes
and I can see his twisted face.


Walk with me?

I'll present the case
to the grand jury immediately,

an arrest warrant will be issued.

In the meantime,

I'll request a detail to provide you
with protection, okay?


- Sorry, it's my brother, do you mind?
- No.

Hey, Danny, what's up? What?

What do you mean?


- Aah!
- It's okay.

Whoa. Scared me to death.

Go upstairs, go upstairs.

And the counselor.

God, you look better than ever.

What's she doing here?

You bastard!

- Becky, Becky. Becky!
- You bastard!

- You can do better.
BECKY: You bastard!

You can do better than that.

- Oh, what?
- Spread your legs.

What? What did I do?

Witness intimidation.

- lntimidation?
- Yeah.

She scared me.

- Yeah?
- And she attacked me.

But I'm not gonna press charges.

Good. I am. Let's go.

Don't you want a lawyer?

- I don't need a lawyer.
- Hmm.

Intimidating a witness.

Boy, you must like it in the can.

Prove to me I knew
she'd be down there.

I don't have to prove a damn thing
to you.

But I suppose you want me to believe
that it was just a coincidence.

- My lucky day, frankly.
- Really?

In fact,
it's been a very good week that way.

I should buy lottery tickets.


You really don't expect a judge
to believe you

when we bring you up, do you?

Speaking of judge,

that's why I was on the sidewalk.

Why is that?

I wanted Judge Arliss to come out
and see me.

Free as a bird.

Eating a hotdog

after all those nasty things
he called me at my sentencing.

You'll be back there soon enough.

I don't think so quite yet.

Just ask that sister of yours.
What's her name? Uh...

Erin. She owned that courtroom.

Easy, detective,
I'm just making small talk.

- Yeah.
- I'm reformed.

Dogs like you don't reform.

They get locked up or put down.

- Is that a threat?
- No, I don't make threats.


Tell me something good.

- I just spoke to your sister.
- And?

These charges aren't gonna stick.

- What?
JACKlE: Yeah.

He's gonna be out as soon as
he's arraigned. We have to let him go.

- I'll deal with my sister, okay?
JACKlE: Listen to me.

- Listen to me.
JACKlE: l--

The guy is a violent sexual predator,
okay? He's not gonna stop.

- I agree--
- I'll bust him littering if I have to.

Look, just give her a chance
to get a case against him, okay?

I'm not happy about this either.


You, sir,

are free to go.


- Toodle-loo.
- Shut up.

Okay, she also said that Becky decided
she's not gonna testify.

Great. Now what?
That's Erin's case.

He's gonna hurt someone.

We won't let him.

I mean, it's Son of Sam all over again.

You got a terrified city here, Frank.

It's national news.

I'm aware, Mr. Mayor. These
are messages from the governor,

the attorney general on down
to the block associations.

The 91 1 system is overtaxed.

Look what happened to Abe Beame.

They caught the Son of Sam
and he still lost the mayor's seat.

Did you see the paper today?

All right. "As each day passes

with serial killer Dick Reed
roaming free,

our current mayor's re-election
chances grows slimmer and slimmer."

Okay? I'm getting hammered
for failing to protect the city, Frank.

- Ahh.
- Not you. Me.

Son of Sam Task Force
cost $90,000 per day.

Today that would be $350,000.

Let's not go crazy, Frank.

Well, if I need more resources,
Mr. Mayor,

you will hear from me.

You know that councilwoman...

Uh, Francine what's-her-name
at the press conference.

She might as well have taken

Reed's hunting knife
and stuck you in the back.

She's on a run for mayor. I mean,
this committee, that committee,

I heard she's built up
a big war chest.

I don't do politics.

Oh, right, I forgot about that.
You're above all that.

The longer this goes on,
the worse for me.

But that means it's gonna be
really bad for you.

That's not my concern.

My concern is protecting
the citizens of this city.

You know, you said
you don't do politics, Frank.

Maybe you should.

There we go, take two.

Yeah, except this time he's here.

- You Mondo Gutierrez?
- Yeah, so?

You mind taking your hands
out of your pocket?

- What are you doing here?
- What does it look like? Nothing.

Yeah? Why don't you go
do nothing someplace else?

- Go have another doughnut.
- What did you say?

You're making your ex-wife
very uncomfortable

- with your presence here.
- I'm in legal distance.

There's a lot of people who would like
to see you back in prison.

Yeah, I'm one of them.


I'm just waiting for you
to cross the line here.

Look, I just want to talk to her, man.

- She don't wanna talk to you.
- I love her, man.

We'd appreciate it if you love her
from afar.

Now, get moving.

Mr. Gutierrez, if you really love her,

scaring her is a hell of a way
to show it.

That's not bad, Harvard.

That's a real Dr. Phil moment.

I just got the news.

It's very nice of you to stop by,

The mayor needed a fall guy.

I'm sorry, Craig.

I righted the ship a long time ago,

Uh, but this office
is still overwhelmed.

Are you gonna be okay?

I'm gonna miss my pension.

Now, we own the house,

Social Security,
Connie's still working.

Craig, the city earmarked
an additional $12 million

to help the medical examiner's office
deal with the backlog of DNA cases.

You know as well as anyone,
earmark doesn't mean appropriated.

What happened?

Every time I went
before the committee,

all I got was the runaround

when I asked where the rest of it went.
Never saw a dime of it, Frank.

ANDERSON: Anderson.
- What the hell is going on?

I helped you out of a jam.

I was only in that jam
because of you.

How did you know what I told
the lA investigator?

Huh? Did you get into the files?

Has--? Did he tell you?
Is he part of it?

Are you part of it?

We're all part of it.

Part of what? The Blue Templar?


How come nobody's talking?

Well, sweetheart,

sometimes adults have a lot
on their mind.

Like what?

Those guys who got out of prison,

That would be it, honey.

It's like sitting on a powder keg
with all this waiting around.

You know when you guys got a bully
at school?

You know he's gonna do something,
you just don't know when? Like that.

Can't arrest them for something
they might do.

Have done, will do again.

Oh, yeah, definitely will.

I mean, isn't there some other case
we can stick on this guy, Reed, Erin?

- The serial killer?
- Yeah.

There's a beast for the record books.

You got that right.

Erin, you've gotta hop to
and knock some sense

into this Watalski woman.

Get her to testify
against this monster.

That's what I'm trying to do.

Kids thinks it's Grandpa's fault

- there's a serial killer on the loose.
- Serial killer?

Whoa, nobody is on the loose, okay?
And it's not your grandfather's fault.

I'll discipline my own daughter.

He set three women on fire,
but he tortured them first.

Mom, he set them on fire?

Okay, you know, guys...

That happened a long time ago.
That's not gonna happen again.

What's the plan?

Just watch him 24/7
for the rest of his life?

Our office will make this case
even if Becky doesn't testify.

Before he sets someone else on fire,
I hope.

I won't have this talk at my table.

I'm sorry, Grandpa.

You didn't do anything, Sean.

We get 52 of these dinners
each year.

Let's enjoy the rest of this one.

So how about those Jets?

I'm not sure
your old man handled that too well.

This has us all on edge.

Your pedophile gonna walk?

We got 48 hours
before Garth Kraver is set free.

I'm looking into
involuntary civil commitment

in line with
the new Mental Hygiene Law.

What does that mean in English?

It means if I can get two shrinks to say
he's nuts, I can have him locked up.

Wow, that's very un-PC of you, sis.

You're walking
a really gray area there

- with the civil rights, don't you think?
- I've got my own thin blue line.

You're getting creative. I like it.

I'm trying.




I'm on my way.

- Is something up?
DANNY: Yeah.

A 10-8 on a woman at Columbus Park.
Same m.o. as Dick Reed.

I'll keep you posted.

Here she comes.

It fits the pattern.

Plus, the knots and the bindings
are very similar to that of Reed's.

But it can't be him. Gerken has been
sitting on the mother's house.

Reed has been holed up
since yesterday.

What about those slashes
on her face?

Not the same.
I've seen Reed's work up close.

The slashes are deep, violent.

Those are different.
Besides, this girl wasn't even raped.

So, what do you think? Copycat?

Yeah, maybe one of his crazy fans.
When Reed got off the prison bus,

- you notice him carrying a bag, a box?
- No.

If he got mail in the joint, left it behind,
where do you think it would be?

- It would still be there.
- Yeah, it would still be there.

Two points, Reagan, okay.

Sometimes cooler heads do prevail.

Cooler heads? What? You?


Here's the material you requested,

Put it on the table.

The Appropriations Committee

Politicians can do a lot of talking.

Yeah, seems so, sir.

Sit down, Baker,
we've got a lot of work to do.


DANNY: "Those bitches got
what they deserved.

You're the man, Reed."

Whoever wrote this
is a freaking idiot.

Wait, I think I got something here.

It's a Hugh Stayton.

He has a record for forgery

and for selling fake letters
from John Wayne Gacy online.

- Lovely.
- A serial killer fanboy.

Yeah. In his letter, which is here,

he, uh, talks about his website
that he created with a James Ratchet.

Oh, fabulous.


click on that link right there,
"new material."

Hold on. Those two guys right there,

those were guys at the bus stop
waiting for Dick Reed.


DANNY: What do you say we go visit?
JACKlE: Yeah.

- Yeah?
- Police, we'd like to come inside.

- Very interesting taste in art.
- Thank you.

Can you turn on the light?

I like it dark.

DANNY: Okay, wise guy.
Hey, Jackie, let some light in here.

A woman was assaulted
in Columbus Park last night.

- Have anything to do with it?
- Daylight fades paper.

Hey, hey, hey!
Sit down and answer my question.


I'm a collector. That's my thing.

I don't like actually touching people.

Get used
to being touched in prison.

- Who does your decorating, kid?
- I do.

What's this

- It's my website.
- Mm-hm.

- It's not a crime. It's ironic.
- Or moronic.

Where were you between
5 and 7 last night?

Right here.
You can check the computer.

On a suicide chat room all night.

That's fantastic,
a suicide chat room.

People don't get me and that's okay.

Whatever. So someone
could've been on your computer

while you were at the park
with your lucky knife.

It wasn't me.

Maybe it was you.

Dick Reed put you up to it?
You and your buddy, James Ratchet?

- No.
- Are you trying to impress him?

You wanna get your own face
on one of these badass posters?


That's our vic.

Looks like you were there.
On your feet.

- No, no, no.
- Get on your feet.

- No. No, it wasn't me. It wasn't me.
- Cuff him. Shut up!

I-- It was Ratchet!

I was just posting the photos.

- Can you prove it?
- Look, he's really into Reed.

He would do anything to please him.

- Me, I just think he's really scary.
- Really?

I mean, the stuff he was
talking about last night.

Wait a minute, you saw Dick Reed?
Last night?

- Where?
- At some dive bar in Flushing.

Get his statement.

And get a description
of James Ratchet out over the air.

He's gotta be in there.

We didn't take our eyes off the house.
Forget the mother. She's catatonic.




we're gonna need to talk to you.



Call an ambulance!

Are you okay? Huh?

- Yeah.
- Dick Reed do this to you?

He's my brother.

Your brother did this to you? Huh?

- Yeah.
- Do you know where he is?

He lives in the basement.

Go ahead. Okay, okay, okay.

I know what this looks like,
but he's normally really nice to me.

It's just that he's really upset
with me.

- Okay.
- I said something I shouldn't have.

- Son of a bitch.
- What's going on? Where's Reed?

He's got a tunnel.
He went out through a tunnel.


Damn it!

One, I asked you do one thing,
to watch that guy like a hawk.

- That's what I was doing.
- No, you weren't.

- How was I supposed to know--?
- It's your job!


I'm not done with you.

Tunnel leads
to a neighbor's storm cellar.

It was a bomb shelter built
back in the '50s, but no sign of Reed.

Becky Watalski.

We've gotta get to Becky Watalski
before this creep Reed gets to her.

Councilwoman Collins,
thanks for coming.

Is this about the other day?

Politics, Frank.

I didn't think
you were that thin-skinned.

- I took what you said to heart.
- What's that?

I'm doing
a little old-fashioned police work.

Why don't you sit down?

I'm very busy.

As are we all.

See, here's the thing.

We all remember
that horrible misunderstanding

when you were investigated

for awarding public contracts
without bids.

Old news. I was exonerated.

You were exonerated, I know.

But, see, that started me thinking.

Why come at me so hard
at the press conference?

Rightly or wrongly, it's all gonna end up
in the police commissioner's lap.

So I paid the medical examiner a visit.
A good friend, by the way.

Did you know
he lost his job and his pension?

BAKER: Ahem. Sir.
- Oh, I'm sorry, Baker.

I didn't mean to leave you out.

Detective Baker put a lot of time
in on this.

Funds earmarked
for the medical examiner's office.

A $79,000 shortfall.

Corresponding to a trip you took
to the Dominican Republic.

A $49,000 shortfall to the ME's office
the following month.

- I don't have to listen to this.
- You don't have to,

but you may want to.

Now, misappropriation of public funds
is a serious problem.

There's more.

And when we're finished,
you may wanna lawyer up.




Come here.

- Come here. Hey! Come here!
- No!


BECKY: No! No!
MAN: Come here!


It's okay. It's okay. Come with me.

It's Detective Curatola.
Okay, okay, come on.

It's not Reed.
It's his fanboy Ratchet.


Amen to that.

Where is Dick Reed? Where is he?

- I told you, I don't know.
- You told me he sent you here.

He said he was done with her.
I could have her.

You could have her.

He's doing somebody new.

Oh. Well, who's that?

He didn't tell me.

He said he was dotting his l's
and crossing his T's.

You have no idea
how much trouble you're in, do you?

Who is it?

- Who is it?
- I don't know.

- Who is it?
- I don't know.

Don't you think I would tell you?


Get this piece of crap out of here.



Erin, it's Danny.
Look, Reed gave us the slip.

- How?
DANNY: I don't know how.

I'm at Becky's house,
there was an intruder, but she's fine.

It wasn't Reed. One of his fanboys.

Danny, what are you talking about?

I think Reed's using this kid as a decoy
and set us up.

According to this guy,
he's got some other target.

- It's somebody he's got a beef with.
- Reed is still out there?

Yeah. I'm sending a unit
to his mother's house

in case he's after the sister,
but I don't know.

Well, he's already had
plenty of opportunity there.

Yeah, I know that.
I'm covering my bases, Erin.

And you should cover yours.

And be careful.
He's got a beef with you too.

Yeah, with me, the judge,
about half this building.

Look, I'm sorry, all right?
Just be safe.


- Hey, sweetheart.
ERlN [OVER PHONE]: Guess what.

The attorney general's office
just called.

Garth Kraver will be transferred

to a prison psychiatric facility
for a 40-day evaluation.

That's good news.

Yeah, it buys me some time at least.

I see
you're burning the midnight oil too.

I'm hungry, how about joining
your old man for dinner?

That sounds good,
but I just have so much--

But what?
You've gotta eat and I do too.

But can we go across the street?

I just need a few minutes
to finish this up.

See you at quarter of?

You bet.


- Hey.
- Um, I just wanted to see

- if you needed anything else.
- Just a copy of this then you can go.

- Okay.
- Okay.

Hey there, beautiful. We meet again.


Hey, where are you going so fast?

You bitch.


Detective Reagan.

Dad, Erin's not picking up.
Is she with you?

Not here yet. She's digging out
from under a pile of work.

All right. I'll call her again.

I'll try you back.




You can run, but you can't hide.

Don't worry, counselor,

we got all night.

You know,
I thought about you in prison.

I'm gonna savor every moment.


Oh, listen. They're playing our song.

Where are you?

Come out, come out
wherever you are.

I bet you're in here.

I got you now.


We're just getting started.

Come here.

You're mine now, sister.

Come on. On your feet.

- Come on. Get up!
- No!

Get up!

On your feet! Go!

- No!
- Come on!

I've been planning five years
what I'm gonna do to you.

Ah, looking at those long legs
of yours

crossing them and uncrossing them
under the table.

Oh, God.

In that courtroom.

Get your hands off my daughter.


You just try it.



- You okay?
- Yeah.

Come here.

Come here. It's okay.


It's okay.

In short, a great day
for New York City. Questions.

Commissioner Reagan!

Of course.

The man of the hour.

Come on forward, Frank.


Come here. Right here, sir.

Thank you.

FRANK: Miguel?
- Can you give us any details

as to the events that led
to the shooting of Richard Reed?

Well, like all police shootings, Miguel,
lnternal Affairs will be looking into this.

So you know I can't comment.

Commissioner, Rob Bates,
New York Ledger.

Can you confirm or deny

that an indictment
of Councilwoman Collins

is forthcoming?

- No.
KELLY: Commissioner,

if you can't comment
on your involvement in the shooting,

can you tell us
how your daughter is doing?

Assistant Manhattan District Attorney
Erin Reagan-Boyle

is back at her desk.

She's got a lot of work to do.