Blue Bloods (2010–…): Season 3, Episode 11 - Front Page News - full transcript

Jamie must deal with the emotional consequences of his actions on the job. Susie Essman and Annabella Sciorra guest star.


It's our good deed
for the day, all right?

Slow your roll, bro.
I got it.

All right.
Thank you.

You're welcome.

I swear, when I asked
for directions,

I never expected a ride.

Or a guided tour, I bet.

Well, it was our pleasure.
It really was.

I hope you enjoy the rest
of your stay in New York.

Now, if you need

that's anything--
just call me, okay?

And they say
New Yorkers are so rude.

You guys are awesome.

Thank you. Bye.



Officer Sweetie Pie, are
you ready to get back to work?

No. I'm starving.

There's this great Japanese fusion place
right up the street.

Put us out for lunch.
You just used up our entire meal period.

One Charles on the air,
be advised you have a 911 call

of a man with a gun
in Washington Square Park.

Male white, 30s,
wearing a gray suit and tie,

dark hair.
Let's do it.

I'm really

That's karma, bro.

I'm really hungry.

I'm not sure where that middle
ground would be, Councilman.

You see a 12-hour workday
creating economies;

I see 34,000 tired cops unable
to perform at their optimum.



No, I'm sorry;
I know you're busy.

Not for you.

How the hell
do I handle your boss?

The mayor didn't behave himself
in court today?

His campaign consultant

embezzles a quarter
of a million dollars

from his reelection fund.

The mayor is my star witness,
and he's a no-show.

Did he say why?

Urgent city business.

We've been known to have that.

If it was that urgent,
you would have known about it.

It sounds like he didn't want
to be questioned under oath.


What's that tell you?

That there's something
he's not telling me.

If he refuses

to testify...

You have subpoena power.

Subpoena our mutual boss?

Talk about a lose-lose.

The credit belongs to the man
who is actually in the arena,

who, at worst, if he fails...
fails while daring greatly.

Nice words.

They're not mine, they're
Commissioner Roosevelt's.

Nobody seems too concerned

about a crazed gunman
on the loose.

Which way?

To lunch,
if this is 90-X.

Not our call, Vin.
Come on.


You go right;
I'll go left.

Not a good idea.

Hey, twice the ground,
half the time.

Put it over the air
if you see anything.

I'm so sorry
I'm late.

I was just about
to give up on you.

Vin, you on the air?

Hey, Vin, you on the air?

Ma'am, I need you
to exit the park, please.

This way. Thanks.

Piece of garbage
son of a bitch!

Sir, I need to see
your hands right now.

Oh, you want to see my hands? Huh?
Show me your hands.

Here's my hands.
Hey, drop the gun!

You think I'm a coward?
Drop the gun right now!

Put it on the ground!

Drop it!

Don't do it!

Central, we need a bus
forthwith at this location.

What happened?

Be advised, this is a
police-involved shooting.

Requesting 10-85
and a supervisor...

Are you okay?

♪ Blue Bloods 3x11 ♪
Front Page News
Original Air Date on January 11, 2013

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I know it's your first time,
kid, but, uh, here's the drill.

Confiscate my gun,
run ballistics,

make sure everything's

In the meantime, I'm free
to use my off-duty weapon.

As per protocol, you'll be
placed on administrative duty...

Three tours; I got it.

Sarge... look, I appreciate
the hand-holding,

but I'd like to get my interview

with the shooting team
over with, if that's okay.

No, it's not okay.
The next step is,

you go to the hospital
and get checked out for trauma.

It's not necessary, Sarge.

Every cop goes after
every shooting, fatal or not.

And the investigator
isn't allowed to talk to you

till the doc clears you.

I didn't do anything wrong;
he didn't give me a choice.

It was crazy.

That's what I'm
talking about, right?

Little self-doubts
start creeping in.

This way, it gives you
time to clear your head.


so you don't go saying
something stupid

like, "Well, I didn't
have to shoot him."

Hey, Danny, what
are you doing here?

It's not my call,
but I don't think

they're gonna allow you
to work this one, Reagan.

I'm just checking up
on my kid brother, Sarge.

If anyone at IA got a problem
with it, they can bite me.

You okay?

Yeah, I'm fine.
He didn't give me a choice.

All right, well,
listen to your boss, okay?

Now, get to the hospital.

In fact, go to St. Vic's.
Linda's working.

Yeah, okay.

You need a ride or anything?

No, I'm good.


Okay. I'm proud of you, kid.

No telling how many
lives you saved.

Thanks, Sarge.
All right.

Yo, Sid!

What can I do
for you, Danny?

You just here sightseeing?
Ah, you know,

I couldn't resist
this view of the arch.

Nice view.
Yeah. Well, you know who else

isn't gonna be able to resist it?
The media?

That's right.
Sharp as a tack, Sid.

The press is gonna have
a field day with this.

Well, I guess I better
get to work, then.

Yeah. What's
this thug's story?

How big a hero is

my kid brother for
taking him out?

Name is Gavin Bryant.
Swanky address.

Well, crime pays.

No criminal record.

Well, I don't think his gun
shoots gumdrops and lollipops.

Well, he had
a fully loaded magazine,

but nothing in the chamber;
gun is clean as a whistle.

Doesn't look like
it's been fired recently.

Well, just because
he didn't fire it

doesn't he didn't use it
to commit a crime.

Check the SPRINT System for
other 911 calls in the area?

Oh, thanks for the tip,

I only been
a detective ten years.

I checked; nothing popped.

All right, can you
just keep looking?

This is my kid brother
we're talking about here, all right?

This guy drew down on a cop;
there's no way he's clean.


And thanks to the
cooperation of the neighborhood,

all the looters
were apprehended.



any update on the Washington
Square Park shooting?

Thank you, Helen.

That was my next item.

The gunman, Gavin Bryant,
was gainfully employed

as a corporate headhunter.

Married with
two young children,

active in his church.

The neighbors and coworkers

that we've spoken to
expressed shock.

None of them
saw this coming.

His motive is
not yet known,

but the investigation
is still ongoing.

Were any civilians injured
in the crossfire?

Not one.

Miraculous, given
the size of the crowd.

can you confirm the rumor

that the officer involved
is your son?

I understand the gunman
didn't fire a single shot.

Why didn't your son
just Taser him?

Well, first of all,

uniform officers
do not carry CED's.

Well, maybe they should.

So is this the NYPD's
official policy

for dealing
with the mentally ill?

The gunman had no history of...

That was unknowable.

He was a man

with a gun,
and lives were at stake.

Did your son even try to...
shoot the gun out of his hand?

The officer in question

was adhering
to department policy,

that is, to use
deadly physical force

when the situation

which it did in this instance.

And all my officers
are trained to shoot

until the threat
is eliminated, not to kill.

So the problem was
your son is too good a shot.

All right.

Let's just say...

that the gunman wasn't aiming
at a group of schoolchildren,

but at you--
you have a second

before he pulls the trigger.
What do you do?

Well, first of all...

Too late. You're dead.

Uh, to be clear,
the commissioner

was speaking hypothetically.

So, do I get to see
the doc anytime soon?

Danny led me to believe you
had some pull around here.

You need to be quiet
while I get a reading, okay?

You know, the doc'll be in
as soon as I check your vitals.


So, how you feeling?



Well, your blood pressure
says differently.

It's through the roof.

Yeah, that's on account
of this ringing

in my ear--
it's a little annoying.

That start after the shooting?


Well, that's tinnitus.

That's common with gunshots.

I'm not imagining it.

No, I didn't say
you were imagining it.

I'm just saying that...
you don't need to worry,

it'll go away on its own.

Then this was all
a waste of time, right?

No, it's not...

Sit down, I'm not done with you.

You know what,
what you went through

was a traumatic thing.

For anyone.
Look at me.

Danny's been involved
in shootings; more than one.

Does he usually get
this pity party?

This is not a pity party, Jamie.

And you know what,
if you think all that stuff

doesn't bother
your big macho brother,

then you don't know him.

I did what I was trained to do.

I'm not gonna
fall apart over it.


You know, Jamie...

people in these situations,

they tend to cycle
through what looks like

the five stages of grief.

There's denial,

anger, bargaining,

Yeah, he was gonna shoot
some kids, Lin, so...

I'm not gonna grieve
over this guy.

That's not what I was saying.

You know what would help me?
What's that?

If you could just go
and get the doc,

so that I could
get this over with.


I got ten witnesses

saw you bash this guy's
head in with a pool cue.

There's no upside
to you clamming up now.

What part of my Miranda
rights do you not understand?


It's me. Can you talk?

Hold on.

You still asserting
your right to remain silent?

Good, enjoy your stay, psycho.

Excuse me?
No, not you.

What is it?

It's your brother.

You saw him, right?

Yeah, he's good.


Why is good bad, Linda?

He's not processing this
in a healthy way.

He's in denial.

Whoa, slow down, okay?

This just happened;
he's probably still in shock.

Believe me, when it hits him,
he's gonna feel it.

Yeah, well,
now they're talking on the news

like the gunman
is this good guy.

I mean, that can't be helping.

Babe, I'm telling you,
everything's gonna be fine.

Look, I got to go.

All right, love you.

Love you more.

What brings you
down here, Sid?

A courtesy call.

I thought you might want
to give your brother a heads-up

before this hit the news.

Heads-up about what?

My brother didn't do
anything off-base.

He didn't, but the case
took a bit of a weird turn.

Well, are you
gonna make me guess?

They pulled
the initial 911 call.

Caller hung up
without giving his name.

And you did a reverse look-up.

Okay, I knew there
was more to this.

So what? The caller's got

a connection to Gavin Bryant?

You might say that.

What the hell, Danny?

I have to take out a
restraining order against you?

How you doing, kid?

All right till I saw the sour
look on your face. What's up?

They tracked down the guy who
made the initial 911 call.

The one I responded to, yeah?

Yeah. The call came
from Gavin Bryant's cell phone.

He made the call himself.

That's impossible.

He didn't have a phone on him
when I shot him.

I know he didn't, but we checked

the security footage
in the park.

We got Gavin chucking
his cell phone in the trash

seconds after the 911 call
was logged.

Why would he report himself?

I don't...

A guy in his state of mind,

there's no telling
what he was thinking.

What are you
talking about, Danny?

What state of mind
was he in?

It looks like

he committed suicide... by cop.


I'm the sucker that he conned
into doing it for him.

Mrs. Bryant?

No. I'll let her
know you're here.

Your name?


Officer Jamie Reagan.

What the hell
are you doing here?


Let him in.

Alex, honey,

I'm gonna need you to look
after your little sister

for a while, okay?

We can talk in here.

Thank you.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Tell me why it happened.

Why did you kill my husband?

I wish I could make
some sense of it for you.

Our marriage was solid.

His business was never better.

He was not suicidal.

Your husband was distraught.

Had he been drinking?

He was 15 years sober.

Had something happened recently?

Why was he...

Why was he carrying a gun?

He did volunteer work
a few weeks ago

in a sketchy neighborhood.

Maybe he had it for protection.

Had someone threatened him?


I thought you came here
to help me understand.

You just want answers
for yourself.

The last thing I meant to do
was upset you more.

You came here expecting me
to say my husband was a monster

so you could feel better

about killing him.

I'm sorry, ma'am. I'll go.

You killed a wonderful husband
and father.

You have no idea

what you took from me.

Erin, you're still here.

Your tenacity is
one of the things

I admire most about you,
but I'm late for dinner.

Why were you afraid to testify?

Why don't we talk over here?

You're my key witness.

The jury's already
been sworn in.

If you don't show up tomorrow,
double jeopardy attaches.

Ryan walks free.

Tell me that is not your plan.

Erin, this is very complicated,

and it's an election year
for me.

So it's not a good time for you
to answer questions under oath?

Not that I have
anything to hide.

But my sources say
that the defense plans

to turn this whole thing on me.


By claiming that the money

that Ryan took was
an under-the-table payoff

to implement voter fraud.

Is there anything to that?

Erin, how could you ask me that?

Look, I can protect you
in court,

but you need to tell me anything

they can throw at you,
so I can get ahead of it.

Well, Erin, you can ask me
anything you like.

I have nothing to hide.

It's not the time for you
be ducking me, kid.

In case you forgot, I'm the
only brother you got.

I need you to leave me alone
right now, Danny.

Come on, I thought
we went over this already.

Hey, what's going on with you?


The widow said that
Gavin was sober 15 years,

but he seemed drunk or
high or something to me.

Yeah, that's what's going on
with the case.

I said what's going on
with you?

You really want to know?

I-I'm angry and I'm frustrated.

I'm not sure I'm fit
to be a cop anymore.

Oh, come on, you're as fit
to be a cop as any cop I know.

What if the next time,
because of how this went down,

I hesitate and an innocent
bystander gets killed?

You won't let that happen.

You don't know that.

Yes, I do.

Look, it was a clean shoot.


Look, I've been
where you are, okay?

It's the unanswered questions
that are driving you nuts.

Well, we're not getting
any more answers, are we?

Says who?

It's already been ruled
a justifiable homicide.

The investigation is over.

NYPD doesn't care
why a guy killed himself.

Okay, well,
that's all the more reason

someone should get
to the bottom of it.

Yeah, well, I'm
stuck behind a desk.

I'd do something, but I can't.

Maybe you can't, but I can.

I got some personal time.

Let me take a few days and do
some sniffing around, all right?



Okay, do it.

Detective Reagan,

you just missed
the Bryant autopsy.

Yeah, well,
never really interested

in seeing the actual autopsy.

Just interested
in seeing the results.


What happened? This guy have
a terminal illness or something?

Aside from
the hemorrhagic wound track

through the cardiac ventricle,
he was a fit specimen.

So nothing was out of place.

Just the proximal phalanx
of his fifth phalange.


He had a fractured pinky finger.


Consistent like with, uh,
somebody breaking it?

Like somebody he owed money to?

More consistent with him
having thrown a punch.

All right,
what about the tox screen?

Anything show up there?

Uh, his blood alcohol was .07.


The widow said
he was on the wagon.

Guess he had one for the road.

Here I am; don't know why.

Well, I wasn't about to have you
up to the 14th floor.

There's some coffee
there, if you want it.

So how you holding up?



You sign up for the job,

you know you might have
to shoot someone.

95% of the cops go
their whole career

without firing their weapon
outside the range.

Of the five percent
that are left,

how many shot first
and killed the guy?

That I do not know.

A while ago,
we had that bad shooting.

A woman lost her son.

He didn't do anything wrong.

He was just in the wrong place
at the wrong time.

I went to see her.

I wanted her to know
that I understood

what it was like
to lose a child.

It was a mistake.

It didn't help.

With time, I've come to realize

that it was, well,

more for my own consolation
than hers.

Two things.

This wasn't a bad shooting,

and it was a mistake
to go see that woman.

What was I supposed to do?

You didn't think to notify
the department or run it

by your PBA attorney?

I'm responsible...

for her husband's death.

You're also responsible
for the lives he didn't take.

Don't make this any harder
on yourself

than it already is.

That's easier said than done.


There's nothing
you're going through,

no mistake you can make,

that I haven't already
been there, done that.

And I know you're not hearing
too well right now,

but don't try
to carry this alone.

It's a fool's errand,

and you're anything but.

You worked with him for nine
years-- you have any idea

what might've lead to him
falling off the wagon?

It never happened, and this
is a high-stress business.

Oh, yeah-- exactly
what is it that

a, uh, corporate
headhunter does, anyway?

Mr. Bryant was retained by
several Fortune 500 companies

to recruit high-level
executives for them.

In this economy, he's paid
to find people willing to work?

33% of the hire's
first-year income.

So maybe he did have something
to live for anyway.

He was a good man.

Yeah, well, he was
a good man but he punched

someone in the face recently.

Any of his rival
headhunters show up

with a black eye or a fat lip?

Mr. Bryant was never violent.

He broke his pinky on somebody.

That happened somehow
at Job Fair.

What is Job Fair?

They teach interview skills.

Match up prospective employers
with the down-on-their-luck.

Mr. Bryant taught
a seminar two weeks ago.

Right, and he came back
from that seminar

with a broken pinky.

Any other fallout from this
event that you know of?

One of the participants
showed up here.

Mr. Bryant didn't seem too happy
about it, but he did see him.



The gentleman had a black eye.

He had a black...

I'm gonna need
the guy's contact info.

He called several times.

Tyler Greene--
no call-back number.

Right, on account of
he was down on his luck.

Write the name down, please.

Gavin's seminar was a fiasco.

Worst case
of flop-sweats ever.

Any, uh, feedback
from the audience?

Specifically from
a Tyler Greene?

Well, I had wondered if that's
what made Gavin so nervous,

having his old roommate
in the front row.

Back up.

When were Gavin the big shot

and Tyler Greene
the homeless guy roommates?

His freshman year MIT.

Tyler went to MIT?

Yeah, at least that's
what Tyler told me

when I posted Gavin's flyer.

What else you know about
this Tyler Greene?

He's a former drug addict
who showed up this year

clean and sober, determined
to turn his life around.

Okay. You know how I can get
in touch with this guy?

Yeah, he's, uh...

he's right over there.

Let me guess-- the guy
with the two-week-old shiner.


Tyler Greene.
I didn't do anything.

Hey, take it easy,
take it easy.

If I was gonna arrest you,
I would've done it already.


Anything on you?

Any needles or anything sharp?

Need to ask you some questions
about your ex-roommate.

Turn around.

I have nothing
to do with that.


You had nothing
to do with what?

With what pushed
Gavin over the edge?

I hadn't seen him
since college.

So what is your
fraternity handshake--

a punch in the eye?

He did that to you-- why?

We were just horsing around.

Really? You know what I think?

I think you did something
to drive him to his death.


Where you going?

You said I wasn't
under arrest.

That means I'm free
to go, right?

Yeah, technically.

Well, I'm sorry.

What are you sorry about, Tyler?

'Cause I'd really like to know.

Gavin's dead.

Just... let him rest in peace.

What did he mean
"Just let him rest in peace"?

This guy Tyler is
our only lead.

How come you let him go?

I had to let him go.

Guy didn't commit a crime--
what do you want me to do?

12th Precinct, Officer Reagan--
how can I help you?

I'll connect you.

The guy fled when you
identified yourself.

No way he's right.

Jamie, I wasn't there
in an official capacity, okay?

So even if I wanted to arrest
the guy, I couldn't.

Besides, the idea is
to get the guy to talk

before he lawyers up.

I need to talk to this guy.

Absolutely not--
you're not talking to him.

12th Precinct, Officer Reagan--
how can I help you?

Yeah, I'll send
a unit right over

to arrest you
for making nuisance calls.

Lady calls to report a ten-year-
old for not making her bed.

What am I supposed to do--
go shoot her?

You know, PR may not be
his true calling, Sarge.

You don't have anywhere
better to be, Danny, huh?

Actually I was
just leaving, Sarge.

If I hang around here
with you too long,

I might get a paper cut.

I'll talk to you later.


after a fatal shooting,
it's mandatory

to see a department shrink.

You need to do that.



What was the intended purpose
of the funds in question?

The fund was earmarked
for a program

to safeguard
against voter fraud.

Is that an actual problem?

Well, my first election,
a targeted a group

of economically
downtrodden constituents

were wrongly turned away
from the polls.


On what grounds, Mr. Skolnick?



The fund was to prevent that

from ever happening again.

And who was in charge
of this program?

The defendant, Ryan McLaughlin.

No further questions.

Does the defense wish to
cross-examine the witness?

Your Honor.

I remind you, you're
under oath, Mr. Mayor.

Weren't these funds
just a payoff

for implementing...

Mr. Skolnick!

... only after...


You threw my client
under the bus.

Badgering the witness.

Mr. Skolnick, sit down!


The witness is not on trial,
Defense clearly doesn't

have a leg to stand on.

Ms. Reagan, I already
sustained your objections.

It's Friday

I think we should
let the jury go.

You are not to
discuss this case.

Mr. Mayor?

I expect that we will see you

for finish cross-examination
Monday morning?

9:30 sharp.

Court is adjourned.

I appreciate you shutting
him down so quickly.

He's gonna have another
crack at me on Monday.

Not on that line
of questioning, he isn't.


Speak of the devil.

I thought you were above
withholding evidence.

I'm gonna spend
the weekend drafting

a motion against you
for sanctions.

Sanctions for what?

And you should be brought up
on sanctions for discussing

this case in front of a witness
that's still on the stand.

You shouldn't withhold
exculpatory evidence, Erin.

Do you know what
he's talking about?

I have no idea.

You don't file sanctions
against an ADA

with nothing to back it up.

Erin, he's bluffing.

Okay, but if he has
found evidence

that's even remotely
exculpatory, and he convinces

the judge that I knew about it,
I could be disbarred.

Erin, I promise you,

you have absolutely
nothing to worry about.

I thought I'd have
to lie down on a couch.

Oh, we can't afford those
on a government budget.

You can take a seat,
though, if you like.

Great, I get to tell
my shooting story

for the hundredth time.

No, you don't have to do that.

This is a trauma debriefing.

It's not
a psych evaluation.

Everything you say here is
confidential and off the record.

I'm not taking notes,
I'm not reporting

back to the department.

Right, so why is
it mandatory then?

It's a preventative service.

Preventing what?

Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Yeah, I don't have that.

Most people experience
low to moderate symptoms

after an incident like this.

They usually resolve themselves
in a couple of weeks.

This is just to let you know
what to look out for.

Door slams, you jump out of
your skin-- I don't have PTSD.

Also, irritability.

Yeah, okay, I have
a little bit of that.

Headaches, rapid heart rate.

Intrusive thoughts.

Reliving the experience over
and over in your head,

trying to change the outcome.

The last one, I do that.

You gonna let that
pork chop go to waste?

'Cause if you are, you know,
I'll take it off your hands.

Thank you.
Uncle Jamie,

Richie Sullivan wanted me to
thank you for saving his life.

Who's Richie Sullivan?

A guy in
our Tae Kwon Do class.

He was on
our school field trip

and a man pointed
a gun right at him.

You saved them.

Richie was never
in any real danger, bud.

Tell Richie Sullivan
your uncle said he's welcome.

Tae Kwon Do, huh?

How'd you let them talk you
into that one, Aunt Linda?

Well, they sold me
on the focus and discipline,

but all I've seen so far
is a lot of kicking.

And punching

and striking.

He scratches the back
of his head

when he's bluffing.


The mayor-- he has a tell.

He scratches the back of his
head when he's bluffing.

Picked it up in a poker game--
cleaned him out.

That's good to know.

He's a politician, he must
do a lot of scratching.

Is it true you drew
Amazing Grace, kid?

Who's Amazing Grace?

The department shrink.

Does that mean
he's crazy?

No, Wisenheimer, it
doesn't mean he's crazy.

It's department policy-- after
a shooting, you have to go.

You got no choice.

Well, not that seeing
a shrink means you're crazy.

My day, there was
no department shrink.

Yeah, guys bottled it up
until they stroked out.

Ah, the good old days.

I told you, you should've
arrested Tyler.

Yeah, well, and you need

to learn to let things go
before you stroke out.

Do we know what
Tyler's doing here?

Trespassing, for starters.


Whoa, whoa, whoa--
you hang back

till I find out
what's going on with Tyler.

What-- you expect me
to wait in the car?

I'll crack the window for you.

Look, kid, you shouldn't
even be here.

I'm the one who needs answers.

And I'm gonna get them
for you, trust me.

I'm coming in.

Suit yourself.


Hey. A few of us came
in to tear down the Job Fair.

Tyler showed up, acting...
pretty bizarre.

Yeah? He got any
weapons on him?

Not that I know of,
but he's definitely high.

Look, he-he's a good guy.

Whatever went down
with you the other day

must've set him off.
All right.

We'll take care of it, okay?

We need you to
stay out here.



We ain't gonna
hurt you.

We just came to
talk, all right?

What are you on, Tyler?


I just, I just want it to stop.
I-I want him to stop.

I want him to stop,
but he won't, he won't stop!

Who? Who, Tyler?
Gavin? He's dead.

Tell us why.

A mistake.

It was a mistake.

Why don't you just hang back,
kid, all right?

Don't get yourself
in trouble.

I'm not leaving, Danny.

Why did he want to kill himself?

Who are you?

I'm Officer Jamie Reagan.

You're the one
who killed Gavin.

No... no, Gavin brought
this on himself.

Why don't you tell us
why he did it, okay?

I just wanted him to pay
for what he did.

He wasn't supposed to die.

What did he do?

What did he do, Tyler?



Take it easy.

Get your hand
out of your pocket.

Hey, get your hand out
of your pocket.

Hey! Drop it!
Hey! Drop the knife!

Call an ambulance!

No, don't you die on me!

Before I have them
bring the jury in,

are there any applications?

Is the judge's offer

for the top count plea
still open?


If the defendant would plead out

at the top count
of the indictment,

this being his first offense,

I would still be inclined

to recommend a sentence
of one to three.

Then, at this time,

the defendant would like
to plead guilty

to grand larceny
in the third degree.


Is there a problem, Ms. Reagan?

No, I'm just... surprised.

I have the mayor
outside waiting to be crossed.

Well, much as we hate
to inconvenience

His Majesty the Mayor,

the defendant is pleading guilty

to charges you brought
against him.

It's a conviction, Ms. Reagan.

Take it.

The defendant will now stand

and allocute to the pending
charges against him.

So the two of you
just happened to end up

with a guy
you felt was connected

to the case.

What are the odds?

Danny, you always seem
to land on your feet.

But someday you won't,

and I won't be
able to help.

At least, I shouldn't.

I understand.

I would see this thing through
for a partner,

I damn well gotta see it through
for my kid brother.

And as your boss, I'm ordering
you to listen to your father.

Yes, sir.

No more going
off the grid.

Though, now that I did,

I stumbled upon the guy who is
legitimately my case.

And what case is
that, exactly?

Tyler is the key to finding out
what happened to Gavin.

Jamie deserves to hear what
this guy's got to say.

What's Tyler's condition?

He's stable, but he's sedated,
so I can't talk to him.

So what are you thinking?

I'm thinking that something
pretty heavy went down

with Tyler and Gavin
when they were back in college.

So I put in a call
to Cambridge PD

to look into some cold cases
from back then.

I suppose...

we could get Tyler on menacing

and criminal possession
of a weapon.

There's not a lot
of leverage in that.

Well, with the right judge,

maybe you can get
a search warrant.

If the right person calls
the right judge.

Not a word of this
to the commissioner.


You're still here.

Why wouldn't I be?

What happened?

Don't tell me the
trial was continued.

No, the trial's over.

Ryan pled out.

So we won.

Yeah, that's a
win-win for you.

Give me a second.

Erin, I'm not quite sure

what that's supposed to mean.

I don't know
why Skolnick

would make the claims
that he did on Friday

and then turn around and
fall on his sword today.

Well, I told you: because there was no
exculpatory evidence.

He was bluffing.

I think there was a backroom
deal made over the weekend

that I'm not privy to.

Erin, none that I had
any knowledge of.

You promised me that I had
nothing to worry about,

and all the sanction threats
that he made

just magically disappeared.


Go ahead and ask me.

Ask you what?

If there is anything to

the mud they were
flinging at me.

I am an officer of this court.

If there were any lies told
under oath,

I am obligated to report them.


Were there?



You look like
you're having fun.

No, but tell me
I'm about to.

You executed
Tyler's search warrant?

I did.

What's with you and
the dramatic pauses?

Your guy Tyler
was the recipient

of Gavin Bryant's
suicide note.

Gavin left a suicide note?

Well, that's beautiful.
What'd it say?

In your cold
case files here,

you find anything involving
someone named Anna?

Anna. Uh...

Maybe one in rape
and one in homicide.

Why? What does the note say?

Read it for yourself.

"Tyler, you were right.

"I have to pay for what I did,
but I can't face

the punishment
you have chosen for me."

What punishment did
you choose for him?


Told him if he didn't turn
himself in, I would.

"Anna was just a few years older
than my own daughter is now.

"I took her life...

I choose to take my own
in return."

Anna Purcell.

Young girl killed
in a hit-and-run

15 years ago.

This was you and Gavin?

We were both high.

Gavin insisted on driving.

He hit her.

Dragged her two blocks,
didn't even stop.

Why didn't you turn him in then?

He was my friend.

He told me he'd rather die
than go to prison.

So instead, you did nothing.

And look how it turned
out for you.

It ruined my life.

It ruined a lot of lives.

Gavin's turned out perfectly.

It wasn't fair.

"I have a gun.

"I'll go somewhere my family
won't find my body.

"I pray I have the nerve to
carry it out.

"If I turn out to be a coward
in this as well,

I promise I'll find
an alternative."

Well, Gavin found his
alternative, all right.

Yeah, his alternative was me.

So we read him
the suicide note

and he opened
up about it.


Though Jamie did a hell of a job

putting the pieces together
all by himself.

Ten percent.

What's 10%?

Jamie wanted to know how many
cops who fired their weapon

in the line of duty
had a fatal result.


Ten percent.

10% of the 5%.

And three of them are
sitting right here.

What are the
odds of that?

It's not a club
anyone asks to join.

Nope, but here we are.

What does that say about us?

Maybe when basic instinct says
to run away from a fire,

a few run towards it.

"If he fails,

"he at least fails
daring greatly,

so that his place..""

"...shall not be with
those cold and timid souls

who neither know
victory or defeat."

Here's to never again.

Hear, hear.

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