Blue Bloods (2010–…): Season 5, Episode 19 - Through the Looking Glass - full transcript

An investigative journalist refuses to give up a source who admitted to committing murder.

Wait, wait, wait, hold on.
Check it out, check it out.

You really gonna do it?

No way.

All right, come on,
come on.

All right, let's go,

let's go, let's go, let's go!

What's the worst part
of your job?

Worst part of my job
is when someone

gets away with breaking a law.

Why? Does it make you
feel guilty?


Does it make you wish
you weren't a lawyer?

It makes me want to be
a better lawyer.

Now let's go before we're late.


I have a surprise
for you.

Robbery or homicide?

It's worse than that.

You ever hear of the NYPD's
Rescue Ride program?

It pairs young
criminal offenders

with positive
role models.

Yeah. So?

I think you're
a perfect candidate.

To be the offender

or the role model?

Charelle Tyler was arrested
for drug possession

and harassment.

She just turned 16,
so technically an adult.

The judge agreed to
let her do Rescue Ride

I think she'd be better off
riding with Fernandez.

Yeah, she-she...
He's great with kids.

He loves kids.

She's gonna ride
with the both of you.

And you're going to show
her that cops are not--

this is a direct quote--

“a bunch of lowlife pigs.”

I'm not the right
person for this.

Possibly not...

Definitely not.

...but you're gonna.

Good luck.

Where are we with the victim?

Identified as
Benjamin Wilson.

He's been homeless
for four years,

has a history of
mental problems.

Sister in Ozone Park.

We got detectives

nothing substantial
to report yet.

Who called it in?

No one. Patrolman found
the man after the fact.

What about the crime scene?
They got a sneaker print

near where
the victim was torched,

so if we get any suspects,
we'll look for a match.

Not if. When.

Baker, I'll be eating in.

I'll cancel your lunch.
Thank you.

Anne Farrell on
Channel 2 has a mouthful

to say about
it and you.

Tell me something new.

A homeless man was
executed last night

in front of 15 stories
of apartment buildings

that overlook this area
of the Brownsville section

of Brooklyn.

And not one call
was made to 911,

as one neighbor put it...

Around here,
we're more scared of the cops

than we are of the criminals.

And that's not right.

And what would you like
to say to NYPD commissioner

Frank Reagan?

Where's the cameras
in this neighborhood, huh?

Where's the police in this
neighborhood when we need them?

20 bucks says she coaches them.

Her harangues on this department
are getting more frequent.

And she's trending on Twitter,
like, all the time.

My wife tracks these things.

I want vertical patrols
in all buildings

overlooking the park.

Knock on doors,
talk to shopkeepers

and parents and kids.

I want this case closed.

And I want to meet
with this reporter.

I don't think
that's a good idea.

Neither do I. Set it up.

Sit up straight.

Stop playing with
that necklace.

This is
Detective Reagan

and Detective Baez.

You don't cooperate

with them, I'm personally
calling the judge

and getting you sent
to Rikers. Got it?

Got it.

Just so you know,
we have no interest

in being your babysitters.

Just so you know, I got
no interest in you. Or you.

Or what y'all
do or why.

I'm here 'cause they're
making me.

So don't expect me to pretend
I'm interested in

your low-paying, civil servant,
bullcrap job, a'ight?


Nice meeting you, too.

You sit tight

for a while.

Heard you were looking for me.

Yeah. This morning,

as part of a school project,
my daughter asked me

what the worst part
of my job was.

And I told her not finding
justice for a victim.

As far as I can see,

you got a pretty good
track record on that.

I've got a 20-year-old homicide
I want off the books.


41-year-old woman, single,
living in East New York,

found on the corner of
Nostrand and Avenue O.

Stabbed twice with a knife.

Single mother of a six...

16-year-old son.

Who grew up to become a cop.

Why do you want to look
into my mother's murder?

You told me you became a cop
to solve your mother's murder.

I also told you
I tried and failed.

I took a look at
the detective's case file.

Your mother was working at the
24th Street Diner that night?


Were there any suspects?

It looked like
a robbery gone bad.

Her jewelry was taken,
a ring she wore every day--

a gold band with angel wings
engraved in it

that her mother gave to her.

And there were never any leads?
No leads.

No suspects. No arrests.
No evidence of any value.

Erin, why are you doing this?

What's that supposed to mean?

I mean, don't you think
I've tried?

I'm not suggesting you can't
solve this on your own.

That's exactly
what this is suggesting.

I've been over this case...
a million times.

Exactly my point.

I thought maybe I could
bring some fresh eyes to it.

Or maybe it'll just
open up old wounds.

♪ Blue Bloods 5x19 ♪
Through the Looking Glass
Original Air Date on April 3, 2015

== sync, corrected by elderman ==

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So the commissioner
has seen my reports?

Oh, yeah, we've seen
all your segments

over the last few weeks.

Especially the ones related
to this department.

Hope I didn't keep you waiting.

Anne Farrell,
Commissioner Reagan.

Pleasure, Commissioner.

Is it?

Well, why don't
we have a seat.


I appreciate you inviting me up.

And I appreciate you showing up.


I'm good, thanks.

We have tea.
No, thank you.

Humble pie?

We got plenty of that
around here.

35,000 cops trying to police
around ten million people--

you're guaranteed
a fair amount of failures.

What the commissioner means...

What the
commissioner means

is we are
terminally shorthanded.

It does not mean
that we are short

on ambition or achievements.

Quite the opposite.

Nobody is saying the NYPD
isn't doing a good job,

in some respects.

Yes. In respect to Park Avenue.

In respect to our Park Slope.

But not in respect
to Brownsville.

I didn't say that.

It's between the lines
in every line you broadcast.

Are you seriously
gonna deny

that police relations
with the Brownsville community

can't use improvement?

Of course they can.

But that is not
what you reported.

You called the NYPD
apathetic and racist.

I didn't use that terminology.

Let's not split hairs.

A man was murdered in open view,
and no one called 911,

and there was not one measure
in place to prevent it.

We have more patrol units there
and the same amount

of surveillance equipment
as we do on Sutton Place.

The difference is the
citizens in Brownsville

choose to disable that equipment
with spray paint and potshots.

And is it replaced?

Right away.

Only to be disabled again.

I can show you the logs.

The reason the person
who committed this crime

has gotten away with it
is because

the community doesn't trust you,
and your department.

Well, maybe you could help.

Why don't you take
a vertical patrol

of this building.

Talk to the men and women here
the way you do the men and women

you interview
on the street.

Another time, perhaps.

You sure?
Garrett could show you around.

I'd be glad to.

My issue is with the leadership.

So you isolate me
from the herd--

easier to take me down.

That's a hell of a way
of putting it.

Well, I'm not the wordsmith.

I'm gonna do you a favor.

I'm gonna make this
conversation off the record.

I'll show myself out.

You take a right
at the burning cross

and a left
at the Confederate flag.

Have a good day.

That went well.

You went to PS 98?
I grew up right around there.


Have you decided what you want
to do after high school?

Well, I was hoping to get
pregnant and get on welfare.

That doesn't work out,
I might look into writing.

You keep getting arrested,
you'll have all the time

you want to do all
the writing you want

while you're locked
up in prison.


You know,
this'll go a lot easier

if you stop acting
like we're the enemy here.

On our way.

Homicide at 450 East 101.

Finally, I get to do
something more exciting

than listen to you two.

Just sit there and shut
your mouth, young lady.

Hey, hold on.
You wait here, okay?

Keep an eye on her
till we get back.

Door's splintered.
It's definitely forced entry.

We got two entrance wounds,
close range.

Somebody was looking
for something.

I may have an idea
of what it was

they were looking for.

A magnet?
Not a magnet

per Se, but...

what you would use...

this magnet for.

To open a trapdoor.

Hear that?

What do you know.

Now we know what they
were looking for.

Oh, yeah.

What the hell
is she doing in here?



I told you
to watch her.

She slipped past me.

Where the
hell'd she go?

She's right here.

At least now you know

why I told you to wait.

It's all right.

My first D.O.A.
was a decapitation.

I threw up and contaminated
the crime scene.

That's not
what this is.

So what is it?

I wasn't feeling
well, is all.

Really? Okay.

You know, I think
it's good you saw that.

'Cause if you keep it up,

you're probably gonna
end up like her.

You know what I think?

What do you think?

I think you should stay
the hell out of my business.

Witness statement
for the Valdez case.


Erin, this morning, talking
about my mother's murder just...

Opened everything up.

I don't know what
I was thinking.

You were thinking with your
heart, which you always do.

At your expense.

I have no problem
dropping it.

Yeah, you do.

You don't drop anything.

So what do you
want to know?

There was a witness
who said the assailant

called your
mother by name.

Mandy Schilling.
I tracked her down in '95.

She recanted,
said she didn't remember.

Was anyone angry
with your mother?

Was she fighting with anyone
at the time?

No. She was always
helping people.

Even though it seemed
like we were struggling

all the time ourselves.

What about your dad?

No, my father left
when I was two.

I barely knew him.

Did your mom have
any boyfriends?

None that I was aware of--
she never brought men home.

The weapon was recovered.

Didn't yield anything.

I even had it retested.

In '98.

That was before Low Copy DNA.

I think we should try it again.


Am I missing anything?

Not that I can think of.

You sure you want
to take this on?

You're juggling
a lot of cases right now.

None more important than this.

We got an I.D. on the Vic:
Amel Wilkinson, no priors.

You run his address
through Nitro yet?

Yeah, the apartment belongs
to Melvin Williams.

He was arrested
on drug possession

with intent to sell
two days ago.

Where is he now,
this Melvin Williams?

Awaiting arraignment.

Great. Let's
bring him in.

Reagan, let me see you.

What is it now, boss?

Charelle Tyler.

Is a pain in my ass.

So you found something
in common.

Joke all you want, okay?

But this whole thing
is a waste of time.

She's too young to be
hanging around with cops,

and she's too young
to understand.

To understand what it's like to
face real consequences of crime?


She has a record,
and she's only 16.

Exactly. And I don't understand
how riding around with cops

and hanging in the squad room
is gonna do anything

to turn her life around.

It... worked for me.

Oh, right, because you were once
Charelle Tyler yourself, right?

My mother died when I was 12.

I started hanging
with a bad crowd

from school.

I got arrested
when a friend of mine

stole cigarettes,
and, uh...

I was sent through Rescue Ride.

It's what made me
want to become a cop.

All right.
Look, I get it, okay?

There are some people who...
need someone to catch them.

There are also some people who
need someone to let them fall.

Do you know her?

That's my cousin Wilkie.

Cousin Wilkie was executed
in your apartment.

Is my girl okay?

Who's your girl?
Angel Ramirez.

She was staying there, too.

To protect your drugs?

What drugs?

Come on.
Cousin's dead;

for all we know,
your girl is dead;

we found traps in
your apartment--

you're really gonna sit here
and play stupid with us?

I asked them to watch my place

because I thought otherwise it'd
get hit once I got arrested.

By who?

I'm not cooperating.

Even though your girl may
end up just like your cousin?

I talk to you guys,
she's in more trouble.

What if we protect her?
You protect her?


Who's gonna protect her
from you guys, huh?

Because that's who's doing this.




Does she have a
point, Garrett?

Send me the link. Frank.

Does she have a point?

Brooklyn North is
the murder capital of New York.

As of May 21, more people
were shot in that community

than in all of Manhattan.

Is that a yes?

It's a fact. And that's
what reporters rely on.

A wise man once told me
that policing is about

positively affecting
one person at a time

for the better.

That wise man
was naive back then.

Whenever I doubted
my ability to do something,

my mother used to tell me
that I should take stupid pills.

She told me that anything
great she did in life

was because she was too stupid
to realize it wasn't possible.

I hate this part of the job.

Dealing with the media?

No, they could fight back.

I hate acts without motive.

Without any logic
other than pure evil.

This is about changing a culture
that's taken hold

that believes we're the enemy.

How do I do that?



Anne Farrell just posted
an interview with the killer.

When I ran other known
drug address in the area,

it turns out they've been hit
with burglaries, too.

So we got a pattern.

Dealers get arrested,
and within 24 hours

their stash houses get hit.

So we got perps
dressed up like cops?

Or dirty cops.

Either way, we better
notify Internal Affairs.

Though I don't have
much sympathy

for drug dealers getting robbed
of their stash and cash.

I have a friend
in the Narcotics Division.

I'm gonna go meet him
for a quick cup of coffee

and see what I can suss up.

Great. You want
I should come with?

Um, no, I'll be back

in a half hour.

You sure this is
just a friend?

Okay, he's more than a friend.

Oh, my goodness.

Well, have fun with that.
I'll just, uh,

look for surveillance videos
on the places that got hit.

Don't be

assuming it's a cop just
'cause of the description, okay?

Why not?

Don't cops always
make assumptions?

Even you.
No, they don't.

And what does that mean,
even me?

You assume I'm tempted to get
into selling or doing drugs

just because of where I'm from.

Well, there's also
your arrest record.

I know more about drugs
than you ever will,

so stop insulting me.

Yeah, okay.
You have a record.

Someone thinks you're at risk,
which is why you're here,

so would you please stop
busting my chops, young lady?

Yeah, I got a record
for harassment,

'cause I got into it with a guy
who was hassling my brother.

And because...

And I got an arrest
for possession 'cause I had

a small amount of weed
in my pocket when I got tossed.

Oh, right.

You're too young
to have weed in your pocket.

But you, without knowing
anything about me,

you assume I'm gonna end up
like that dead girl.

So don't talk to me about
making assumptions about cops.

How about I just
don't talk to you at all?

I ain't even gonna lie to you.

I'm a gangbanger.

But why kill someone
you don't even know?

To earn my
first stripe.

Even when you know
that by doing so

you could get
life in prison if caught?

Gangs own my

so either you gonna be in one,

or you gonna become
a victim of one.

I have nothing to share
with you, Commissioner.

How about the name
of Benjamin Wilson's killer?

My agreement with him
was not to release his identity.

You're gonna withhold
information on a homicide?

Which is my right as a reporter.

What about your obligation
as a citizen?

We're talking
about my job here.

I'm sworn to protect my source.

You're glorifying the killer.

That's not my intent.
What, then?

To inform people,
and hopefully effect change.

What kind of change

are you effecting when
you allow a thug to go on TV

and justify taking
an innocent person's life?

Well, maybe if we understand
why it happened,

we can prevent it
from happening again.

We? You walking a beat now?

There's more to effecting change
than policing and you know that.

There's no excuse for this.

I don't need
an excuse.

I am protected
under the First Amendment.

You're talking crap.

And I think you know it.

They wore
raid jackets and shields.

But they're bogus?

We were able to zero in on a
guy with a tattoo on his hand.

Money Street Kings.

They run the heroin and cocaine
supply above 95th Street.

Is there a plan?

Manhattan North Narcotics
has a C.I. that's gonna

get word to MSK that
there's a large amount

of drugs at a location
in Washington Heights

with very little security
guarding it.

ESU will be assisting.

We'll take them down.

Well, keep me
up to speed.

Oh, and,
just so you know,

Charelle's last day is Monday.

Great. So we can get
back to saving people

who actually
want to be saved.


Didn't this used to be the...?

Supply room. Yeah.


Living the dream.
Looks good.

Do you play?

Uh, yeah.

Pickup game here and there
after work.

You should invite me sometime.

Don't give me that

“you probably play
like a girl” look,

because I play like a girl
who grew up with three brothers.

Okay, you're on.

Yeah, okay.

But I know you're not here
to talk about basketball.


M.E.'s office
was able to get a DNA profile

on the knife used
in your mother's murder.

It was remarkably
well-preserved, apparently.

The M.E. ran it through CODIS,
and it got a hit.

Just say it, Erin.

It matched your father,
Ennis Walker.

I knew it would.

You did?

I didn't close the case

because closing it
would have finally meant

confirming what I suspected.

What I...


That my father
murdered my mother.

Can I have
everybody's attention, please?

Turn that thing off.

But it's for school.

Then you tell the
school that I said

there will be no
cameras, no cell phones,

no screens of any kind

at this table-- in the line
of duty, if necessary, excepted.

Sanctuary, Nicky.


But it's for
my senior project.

- Moving on, please.
- I don't see

what the big deal is.

The big deal
is this is the time

where we talk to each other
live and in person,

and it's important.

Trust us. You'll thank
us for it one day.

You always say this.
It's true.

What's it
for, anyway?

I was supposed to be making
a video diary.

Yeah? What's the assignment?

We're supposed
to ask people we admire

questions about their careers
and life choices, and then

make a video presentation
summing up what we find.

Okay, Nicky. Now that we're off
the record, what's the question?

If you could go back in time,

what advice would you give
to your younger self?

If anyone asks you to be police
commissioner, keep walking.

I'd say

ask yourself
what you really want to be,

and even
if it seems impossible,

work really hard
to make it possible.

Would you still be a nurse?

No. I'd be a doctor.

I'd still advise me
to be a cop.

And to marry a nurse.

Aw. Thank you.

No, but really.

Every cop needs
a guardian angel.

That's sweet.

But you still have to go
to my sister's birthday dinner.

I would say

work hard.


Yeah, well,
play harder.

Yeah, that sounds more like you.

I don't really have
any advice for younger me

'cause I still pretty
much am younger me.

Live in the moment more.

Planning is okay,
but it's not as important

as being present in your life.

'Cause we don't have

an expiration date.

Don't be so cautious.
You want to get anywhere,

the only safe thing to do
is take a risk.

I think
the most important advice

I'd give to my younger self is

don't tell your brothers
when you have a date.

Mmm. And don't ask Laurie
Curtain to the prom.

Yeah. Good call.

Beg Rebecca Lawlor
not to take

that job in Seattle.

I knew you loved her.

I knew it.


what would you tell
your younger self?

Never forget
where you come from.

Hear, hear.

Copy that.

Have you gotten anywhere in
the Benjamin Wilson case?

I have a sneaker print
but no suspect.

Nobody's talking.

To us, anyway.

Just to Anne Farrell.

I spoke to the D.A.

this morning;
he wants to subpoena her,

force her to give up
the name of the killer.

She'll just cite
the First Amendment.

I may have found a way
around that.

I can't have any part in it.

Why? Because of the publicity?

Because she is seen,
correctly, I think,

as having an agenda
where I'm concerned.

Might look
like a personal vendetta.

It's also not ethical.

Another thing
I'd say to my younger self:

keep personal feelings
out of work.

I reopened a case

for a colleague,
thinking it might help,

and instead it's just caused
a lot of hurt.

I'm sure your intentions
were good.

Yes. But we know
what that's used to pave.

Motion to quash subpoena

in the matter of Anne Farrell

v. New York County
D.A.'s Office.

Your Honor,
this subpoena

is a waste
of the court's time.

Ms. Farrell is a professional
newscaster; she is protected

under the First Amendment,
which states explicitly...

I'm well aware of
the First Amendment, Counselor.

Let's hear from the People.

Your Honor,
Ms. Farrell interviewed

an admitted killer...

In her capacity
as a reporter.

If I may
finish, Your Honor.

During that interview,
the man in question states

that he killed Mr. Wilson
as part of a gang initiation,

and suggests that initiation

is ongoing.

The First Amendment should
not offer protection

when future crimes are at stake.

Ms. Farrell is not
an agent of the law.

She cannot be mandated to comply
just because the D.A.'s office

and the NYPD have not done
their due diligence

in apprehending the
suspect in question.

If I may, Your Honor,
the killer says...


Sorry. The alleged
but admitted killer says

that this is part
of the initiation,

to murder a homeless person.

And in answer to the question
will there be more killings,

he says, “Hell yeah,

everyone wants in.”

He's stating an opinion,
not a fact.

I agree with the People on this.

Ms. Farrell will comply
with the subpoena.

Ms. Farrell is asserting
her protection

under the First Amendment

of the Constitution

and will not comply.

Is this your final decision,
Ms. Farrell?

Yes, it is, Your Honor.

Then you will be held
in contempt of court

for not complying
with a judicial order.

You will be remanded
without bail

until such time as you comply.

We got a van

and three unmarked cars
located here, here and here.

Do we know how many
perps there'll be

and what kind of car
they'll be driving?

According to the C.I.,
we're looking at six perps,

driving a black Charger
and possibly a van.

They'll be entering through the
side door here on Haven Avenue.

And over here we have
an undercover homeless man.

- You got snipers?
- Two snipers

on the adjoining

What's our time frame?

1900 hours, tonight.
Excuse me.

This is a private meeting
for low-paid civil servants.


Let's not forget this
is a residential area...

Surprised you agreed to see me.

I'm surprised you had
the nerve to ask.

I'm not the reason
you're in here.

Why'd you come?

To look you in the eye

and say that to you
face-to-face, in person.


And to ask you to reconsider.

Throw her in prison,
see if it softens her up?

Somehow, I don't think
you're in any danger

of it softening you up.

What, then?

I'm not the enemy.

Well, let's agree to disagree.

Well, can we at least agree
on one thing?

Mr. Wilson's murderer
belongs in here, not you.

Plenty of blame
to go around.

Some of it's on me,

some of it's on you.

Some of it's on every person
who saw what happened

and did not call 911
or zipped their lips

when the cops came around
asking for help.

It's not my job to catch

Benjamin Wilson's killer
for you.

I don't think you'd feel
that way if it was your brother,

or father.

My job demands that I remain
objective, Commissioner.

What I'm trying to do here...

is not at all complicated.

He lit a man on fire,

and I'm trying to arrest him
for it.

Absent that, I want to hear
a damn good reason

why he should not be arrested.

And you don't have one.

So who's this narcotics guy
you're dating?

I'm not saying.

Is he on the operation tonight?

Maybe. Maybe not.

Why won't you tell me?

Because you get all judgmental
and stuff.

I'm not judgmental.

I'm your partner.

I'm... a little protective.

I tell you the truth.

A little judgmental.

Here they are.

They just pulled up,
two vehicles.

Black Charger,
can't make out the plate.

Black van, New York plate,



Looks like we got six of 'em.

Son of a bitch.

Is that Charelle?

What the hell is she doing here?

We got to get her out of here
before they come out.

Wait, it's too late, Danny;
they're already coming out.

All units be advised,
we got a friendly on set--

female, black, pink vest.

Copy that.

They're coming out.
Let's take 'em.

Damn it!

Team out.

Go, go, go.

Nobody move!

Drop it!

Hold it!

Hands up!


Take the door.
I'll cover you.

Police! Put the gun down!

You put it down!

Or I'll kill her.

Put it down!

Back off!

Okay, okay.

Hurry up!
Just calm down.

Hurry up, now back off!

Charelle? It's okay.

You okay?

You all right?

“And furthermore,

regarding Freedom
of Information..”"



We just got a break.

An anonymous tip,

giving us the name of the person
that killed Benjamin Wilson.

That's great news.

Yeah, we got detectives
picking him up right now.

I need to talk
to Wilson's family,

tell them before
the story breaks.

Will do.

No idea who called it in?


Good news.


What the hell
were you thinking?


I'm writing a story.

I needed to know how it ended.

It could've ended with
all of us dead, thanks to you!

How did you even know
where we were?

The board.

The what?
The board in Carver's office

that you guys used
to plan it on.

It had the address on there,
all the details.

How can somebody this smart be
this stupid at the same time?

Maybe it was stupid for you guys
to leave it out.

You do realize
you just committed a crime?


What did you say?


Did you say, “So?”

So how about I arrest you then?
What? Wait!

How about that? Yeah.
You're gonna be processed

and transported down
to Central Booking

where you will
await arraignment.

I'm sorry.

You think you're sorry now?

You wait until
the next time you screw up.

You're 16 years old.

That is an adult
in the eyes of the law!

There's not going to be
any more Rescue Rides

or hanging out with cops
or juvie.

You'll go straight to Rikers!

Why are you
doing this?

Why am I doing this?

Because I can't rescue you.

Neither can she and neither
can Lieutenant Carver.

The only person who can rescue
you now is yourself.

So you think about that
while you're in

a holding cell
with a bunch of animals,

and then you decide
what the hell

you're gonna do
with the rest of your life.

Get her out of here.


I'm surprised
you showed up.

I'm surprised you asked.

You did ask me for a drink,
so buy me a drink?


I'll have what he's having.
Yes, ma'am.

Thanks for getting
the charges dropped.

I did no such thing.

I'm calling you on that.

Show me your sources.

They're protected.

Unless you want
to throw me back in jail?

I didn't do that either.

Congratulations on your arrest.

Any idea who made
the anonymous call?

I would think you know better

than to ask this reporter
that question.

He gave us a full confession.

They say it's good
for the soul.

Well, in that case,

I will admit that we have
a long way to go in Brownsville.

And other neighborhoods.

I might not have given
the most balanced picture.

Might not have?

I'm calling dibs
on first access to him.

You owe me that.

To paint him as a victim.

A cautionary tale.

You guys and your semantics.

You notice that not even
your cop cars

are black and white anymore?

You think that up
on the way over here?



That's off the record.

Of course.



Charelle is still
in holding.


You haven't gotten a 61 or
filled out the online booking.

No, and I'm not going to.

I figure a few hours in holding

ought to scare
some sense into her.

You think this is the
right approach with her?


Did you know,
when I was 12 years old,

I decided to skip school
for the first time?

A local cop saw me
walking around

86th Street,
decided to call my old man,

figuring he'd come get me.

Only, he didn't.

I was taken to the precinct
and slapped

with a juvenile delinquent card,
and guess what?

I never skipped school again.

I thought your case
was adjourned.

It was.

Why you still here?

I was actually looking for you.

I'm sorry that I reopened
your mother's case.


It wasn't exactly
the outcome I had expected.

I only saw my father...

a handful of times growing up.

I reached out to him years ago,

before I suspected
he was involved,

but he wasn't interested.

He died before I could
even ask him about it.

Why do you think he did it?

My grandma told me

my mom was gonna move
us out of the city,

and when my father found
out, he got upset...

said he wasn't gonna
let her leave New York.

Well, I guess he got
what he wanted.

The thing that I keep thinking
about is...

how this is a part
of who I am now.

The son of a killer.

That's not who you are.

It's easy for you to say;
look at your family.

Any murderers in
your bloodline?

When I found out your father
had an arrest record,

I went down to
the Property Clerk's office

and asked to see
all the property vouchered

from his last arrest.

Why? DNA is a perfect match.

I wasn't looking
for DNA.

I was looking for this.

He never reclaimed it.

Guess he didn't want
any reminders.

You said that your mother
was always helping people,

even when you were struggling.

That's your legacy, Alex.

Thank you, Erin.

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