Blue Bloods (2010–…): Season 6, Episode 8 - Unsung Heroes - full transcript

Frank is going to talk at Nikki's college. But when Nikki learns the students are planning to attack him calling him a Fascist, Nikki warns him and asks him to cancel but he chooses not to. Jamie responds to a hostage crisis and the ranking officer at the scene wants to go in but Jamie wants to call ESU. The officer decides to go in and when the hostage was nearly killed he tears into the officer. Later he files a complaint. Gormley calls Jamie to see him and while he supports Jamie's decision but also wonders why the officer is not going after Jamie. Danny goes to the therapist Linda's been seeing for her PTSD after getting shot and as usual is not cooperative. He then gets word of a girl who was killed in what appears to be the same manner that Thomas Wilder kills his victims. He then calls Danny goading him, he even mentions his family. Danny's determined to get him.

Previously on Blue Bloods...

It's a killing field.

There was an assault case

in Morningside Heights
last year.

My skull was fractured

in five places.

I'm afraid he's gonna
come back!

Detective Reagan,

there's somebody I'd
like you to meet.

Thomas Wilder

was arrested twice
for sexual assault.

Detective 466,

requesting a 10-85 forth...

Tell me we got him.

Just for the record, I win.

♪ ♪

First up, boss,
is Deputy Commissioner Doyle's

briefing on public
safety at 9:30.

Better make it 10:00,
just to be safe.

Just to be safe
about public safety.

That's a good one.

No, good is when you laugh.

Mediocre is when you just say
it's good. Moving on.

I just got word

that you're speaking

to some students
at Nicky's school.

Thank you for letting me know.

What's the big deal, Garrett?

Nothing if it's John Jay

or West Point
or even Notre Dame.

But my granddaughter doesn't go
to any of those schools.

Most northeastern liberal arts
institutions are not known

for respect or appreciation

for agencies of law enforcement.

Preaching to the choir
is for showboats and sissies.

And willingly walking
into the lion's cage is for who?

Fools and idiots.

I-I didn't mean to imply.

She's my first grandchild.

I want to do it.

But if I may...

You may not. Next.

OCCB briefing is at 11:00.

Better make it 11:30,

just to be safe.

♪ ♪

Spider-Man is the
ultimate superhero.

He's got spidey sense,
he can sling web,

he can fight crime
while he...

He's immature.

He's flawed, which makes
him more accessible.

How accessible can you be

when you're wearing
a full body suit?

He needs to disguise himself.

Superman could kick his ass.

That wouldn't be a fair fight.

Superman's an alien
from outer space.

There's another reason to like
Spidey-- he's from Queens.

Well, Wonder Woman,
she got 'em both beat.

What?! Please.

Lasso of truth.

Invisible jet.

She's a tart.

Superman doesn't think so.

They're dating.

No way.

Superman and Wonder Woman
are dating right now.

That's what happens
when you work side-by-side

with a beautiful Amazon.

All units, be advised.

We have a 10-85 forthwith
at 315 Skillman Avenue.

Show 12 David responding.

So what happened
to Lois Lane?

She doesn't rock red boots.

You didn't sleep much again
last night.


You know,
talking to Dr. Bennett's

really been helping.

That's good.

See you.

She really wants to...

meet with you.

Today, if you can.

Maybe on the way to work.

Why does she want
to meet with me?

She says it's important
that we both go.

Look, I understand PTSD
as much as anyone, Linda.

It's... really
about helping you deal.

She says part of helping me

is talking to you.

I think it'll help.

Well, then, I'll go.

Please, you have
to do something!

Hey, boss,
what do you got?

Chasing a perp.

Male, black, mid-20s.


When we got there, he approached
a woman by her house,

threw her down
and entered the premises.

Is anyone else inside?

Woman says she had
a 12-year-old daughter.

Carter, Janko,

take the back.

Reagan, cover the side entrance.

What are you doing, Sarge?

I'm going in the front.


boss, you think
that's a good idea?

We got a barricaded perp,
possible hostage situation.

We should wait back,
and call ESU.

That woman's daughter
is inside the house.

Sarge, all the more reason.

We don't want to put her
in any more danger

than she's already in.

I just gave you an order!

Now get around the side
of the house!



On three.


We'd be putting that girl
in more danger.

If we go in there...


What are you doing? Get back!

Put the gun down!

Get back or I'll shoot!

I said put down the gun!

You put the gun down!

Put the gun down!
Hey, you put it down!

All right, stop!
Listen to me, stop!

Listen to me!

We don't want anyone
to get hurt.

We know you don't want anyone
to get hurt, either, right?

Then tell him
to put the gun down!

I can't do that.

Listen to me.

I promise, if you
put the gun down,

if you put the gun down,

you won't get hurt.

I promise you,
you won't get hurt.


Get on the ground!

Hands behind your back!

And how did your mother

deal with your dad's job?

With the danger
and the uncertainty?

My mother never got shot.

Shouldn't we be

talking about Linda here,

and not about my childhood?

Maybe one informs the other.

I think you're looking
for problems

where there aren't any.

Your marriage

is as much a casualty
of Linda being shot

as Linda is.

You just making this stuff up
as you go?

You sound like
you're in denial

about how much the aftermath

of Linda being shot
is effecting your marriage.

I'm not in denial.

I just don't think the way
to fix things

is to ask me questions about
my parents and my childhood.

I mean, you're supposed
to figure out a way

to help Linda get over it.

So should you.

I am.

That's why I'm here.

Just don't want
to talk about me.

I have to go.

We're not done.
I'm done.

This is my church, Baez.

I know.

He dumped a body in my church?


It's Danielle Levine.

Her mother reported
her missing

yesterday when she didn't

come home from work.

Same M.O.

Posed body, head wound,


He's sending a message.

We don't know that for sure.

Yeah, we do.

He's back.

♪ Blue Bloods 6x08 ♪
Unsung Heroes
Original Air Date on November 13, 2015

== sync, corrected by elderman ==

♪ ♪


Oh, God, honey.

I got him.

Hey, we got a bus coming.

You all right, Jame?

You could've got us
killed in there.

What the hell is
wrong with you?

Hey, don't walk away from me.

Hey, who do you think
you're talking to?

You go barging in there.

You could've gotten us
or that little girl killed.

For what? That is my call!

To barge in there
with no backup?

To shoot the guy when
I was making headway?!

None of us got hurt.

You didn't follow protocol!

Listen, I don't care
what your last name is,

but you need to back off now!

Back off!
Jamie, Jamie!

You can't do this here.

You cannot do this here.

Yeah, take a walk, pal.

Just calm down.
Just calm down.


Jamie, just walk away.
Don't do this here.

It's not worth it.

♪ ♪

What does that even mean?

We're gonna shut him down.


Who are you to ask why?

A student here,

one who would like to know
what he has to say.

I'll tell you what
he has to say-- lies.

He just vacations and rationales

for a racist,
fascist occupying force.

So you're not gonna
let him speak?

We're gonna speak
for the voiceless.

The victims of his martial law
and his racial profiling.

You speak for victims
of racial profiling?

Get profiled a lot, do you?

Hey, little sister,
look around you.

This city is ground zero
for uncontrolled policing.

Come on.

That's right.

Lead, follow,

or get out of the way.

♪ ♪

I know. I agree.

There's nothing more important
than our marriage.

Okay, but then why did you
rush out of there today?

It won't happen again,
okay, Linda?

I'm not mad.

I just...

I just really want you
to talk to her.

I know.

I love you.

I love you, too.

I'll see you later.

I'll call you on my way home.

Everything okay?

Nothing is.

Got the autopsy results?

M.E. confirmed
it's Danielle Levine.

Cause of death,
blunt force trauma to the head,

which opened an old wound.

The M.E. also said

she was manually strangled.

There are scratches here.

M.E. says they're
from Danielle's own nails

as she tried to pry his hands
from around her neck.

Any evidence, DNA?

Skin samples from
under her nails

matched Thomas Wilder.

It's no coincidence the one girl
we talk to ends up dead.

How would he know
we talked to her?

'Cause he's not like
the other perps we deal with.

He's always one
step ahead of us.

At least we know who he is.

And what he is.

Sir, I have an unexpected
visitor for you.

Then schedule it
at another time.

No can do, sir.

I need to talk to you.


Well, at least sit down.

Forgot what it was like
coming up to Fort Knox,

getting up here to see you.

Well, if you promise
to come by more often,

I'll give you the E-Z Pass.

Okay, what's up?

I don't think you should
come up to school.


It's practically a trap.

I'll bring backup.

Please, I'm not joking.

I know you're not,
but I have to.


When my granddaughter
has to come here

and warn me off of speaking
at such a fine college

because a few students
don't like the NYPD,

that's a sad day,
and sad days need jokes.

Would you listen to me?!


You don't understand.

Some of my classmates think
the NYPD is racist.

How many of these classmates?

Enough of them, certainly
the ones that'll likely show up.

But it's not the truth.

Well, I know that
and you know that,

but the atmosphere there, it...

Is intolerant.

Some of the groups
are incredibly tolerant

and inclusive of a...
a whole wide range of things.

But... it's like
an approved list,

and if you're not on it,
then you got to watch out.

Must be tough on you.

Actually, I can see it
for what it is.

I mean... I kind of
grew up around it.

How's that?

Grandpa, I've been
at Reagan dinner tables

since I was in a high chair.

I mean, the Reagans have

a pretty strong set
of doctrines themselves.

Are you saying we're intolerant?

Not at all, but...
highly opinionated.

Okay, but isn't college
supposed to be a place

where divergent
opinions can clash

without fear of reprisal,
with impunity?

Maybe it's supposed
to be, but...

Look, I'm used to "not fair."

It's a big part of this job.

Please, would you just
trust me on this?

I'm telling you, it's-it's
gonna make you look bad.

I'm used to that, too.

Even with all the high-tech
plate readers and cameras,

it's hard to believe we
haven't gotten a hit on him.


You know, maybe... maybe we got
to work on a smaller scale.

Known associates,
family members.

No, this guy's a loner,

except for one person:
his mother.

Yeah, we tried that already.

She was in rehab.

She was doing a 30-day stint,
which ended about five days ago.

Why don't we take a ride?

Yeah, what makes you
think she'll talk to us?

My winning personality.

Come on, it's worth a shot.

I knocked this time.

You're supposed to knock first.

Oh, that's right.

Mmm, not even a smile, huh?

You still angry?

He could have got us killed,
rushing in there like that.

Yeah, and it's over now,
and none of us got hurt.

This time.

And that's just
pure luck, not strategy.

And you told him
off about it too.

Now let's move
on, Norma Rae.

What's that supposed to mean?

It means sometimes
people think things,

and there are times

when you should keep
those things to yourself.

Not when lives are at stake.

He outranks you.

Well, maybe that doesn't
matter to you,

but that matters to me.

I didn't bring you
into this, Eddie.

We are partners, Jamie,

so anything that you do
also affects me.

So now you're saying you think
I make you look bad.


You don't like
the way I do things,

ride with someone else, Eddie.

Ride with someone
who keeps their mouth shut.

NYPD detectives, we're
looking for Shelly Wilder.

do you want?


Hoping to ask you a few
questions about your son.

We're not looking
for any trouble.

Good. I don't like trouble.

We don't like
trouble either.

You know why we're looking
for your son, ma'am?

Cops say he killed
some girls.

Five girls.

That we know of.

Why don't I
help you with that?


Yeah, he, uh...

hit them with a hammer,

strangled them and
desecrated their bodies.

That boy was always
messing with dead things.

How's that?

He used to capture

little animals,

and he'd chop
off their heads,

or, you know,
stab 'em to death.

and then he'd put 'em
outside the house on sticks,

sort of like lawn ornaments.

And that, uh, never raised
any red flags with you, huh?

Not my fault
what happened to that boy.

If I tried to protect him
from his daddy,

I'd get beat up real bad,

so I gave up trying
to help him.

You know, it's not too late
for you to help him still.

If you just told us
where he is,

we could get him
all the help he needs.

He called me.

He did?

He told me he was on the
front page of the paper.

He was real proud of that.

I bet he was.

When did he call you?

Three weeks ago.

On your cell phone?

Yeah, he said he had
to disappear for a while.

Can I take that?

That's a little forward of me.

Let me... let me...

Can I borrow your phone?

I won't go through
anything personal,

I just, uh... bring it back
in a couple hours,

and maybe...

I'll come back
with one more of these.

In that case...

Just you make sure you
get Thomas some help.


'Cause he really likes
to kill things.

I know you know what
you're getting into.

When I was a kid, there was
a genuine respect for cops.

That's you.

And where and
how you grew up.

Oh, you didn't respect cops
when you were growing up?

Sure, I did... in theory.

But in practice, I never
interacted with them.

Couple of speeding
tickets, that's it.

Like the vast majority of
the people in this country.

Well, at least you appreciated

that they were there
if you needed them.

Yes, but that's
not my point.

The point is because most people
have no firsthand knowledge,

no "Morning, Officer Krupke,"
in their daily life...

Exactly, so the bad stories tend
to take a stronger hold,

because people don't have good
experiences to compare 'em to.

And I bet 90-odd percent

of Nicky's classmates have had
no significant interaction

with police officers.

They're about to meet one.

If a conservative is really just
a liberal who's been mugged,

you could engineer
a crime spree instead.

Garrett, I'm going.

You could go, hear them out,
take their criticism,

try to tell them your side,

but you'd be defending
something that in your heart

you believe
doesn't need defending,

but praise instead.

I have no idea
what you just said.

You're reaching.

Garrett, I'm worried...

that Nicky coming here
wasn't about concern for me,

but embarrassment
at what I might say.

No, I don't buy that
for a second.

Last time I talked to her class,
she was in the fourth grade.

She sat in the front row.

She was... beaming.

Felt great.

Maybe just savor that.

We got anything
from TARU yet?

They're working on it.

They've been working
on it all night.

Well, calling them about it
every five minutes is doing

as much good as plying
Mrs. Wilder with alcohol.

It worked, didn't it?

She gave up the phone,
she gave up that he called.

Danny, she was drunk.
Who cares?

A defense attorney, when
you're on the stand testifying

about how you got
Wilder's information.

She's not even gonna remember.

We got something.

The number Wilder called from
was a burner cell.

Was it deactivated?

According to TARU,
it's still on.

Did they trace it?

It's pinging off a tower
at West 147th Street.

Let's go.


Hey, Officer Reagan.

Why don't you have
a seat there?

How you doing?

Wondering why I'm here.

You don't know why?

This have something to do
with the commissioner?

Nope, not at all.

I called you in.

This is about
the incident yesterday.

That's right.

You know you're entitled
to a PBA rep.

I don't need a rep.

Suit yourself.

I want to know
about the altercation

between you and Sergeant Mulvey.

I already spoke to him.


He had a mouthful
to say about you.

One-- you pushed him.

Two-- you disregarded
his orders.

We arrived on the scene.

An armed perp was inside,

along with a 12-year-old girl.

I wanted to request ESU and HNT,

contain the perp inside
until they arrived.

There was no reason to go
in there, guns blazing.

But he's the sergeant.

It was a textbook case

for hostage negotiation.

But you disobeyed orders.

I asked him not to go in.

He decided to go in anyway,
and so I went with him.

And you pushed him.

It might've gotten physical--

"Might've gotten physical"?

That was after
the whole thing was over.

You would've done
something differently?

As a uniform,

I would've done
exactly what you did.

But if I was Mulvey,

I would've given you a rip
for insubordination.


You work here?

I'm the super.

We're looking
for Thomas Wilder.

Never heard of him.
You sure?

We got no one by that name.

He would've moved in
a couple months ago.

Maybe he's visiting someone,

I told you
I never heard of the guy.

Do you recognize this man?

Oh, yeah!
That's Danny Reagan.

Danny Reagan?

Yeah, real nice guy.

Perfect tenant.

He pays in cash.

And he's real quiet.

Where can we find
this Danny Reagan?

I think I saw him go in
about an hour ago.

Okay, what floor?

We need a key.
Yeah, but I-I just can't--

Give me the key!

Take the back.

Be careful.

♪ ♪

It's all clear.

Stand down.

Copy that, partner.


Hello again, Detective.

Did you really think
I'd be stupid enough

to stay in that apartment
long enough

for you to find me?


but I thought
you'd be man enough

to come see me
face-to-face again.

Attempts to make me feel
emasculated won't work,

though I applaud the effort.

Heard you spoke with my mom.

I did.

She said you're demented.

Well, she should know.

You do realize I'm gonna
find you, right?

Too bad you didn't find me
in time to stop

poor Danielle Levine
from meeting her end.

She put up a good fight.

Unlike you...

when you didn't
put up a good fight

against your old man
beating on you, huh?

Stop! Shut up!

I figure that's
why you like getting off

on beating up
on poor defenseless women, huh?

You've got a pretty wife.

What did you say?

She left this morning at 8:05.

And your two boys,

they left at 8:00.

I will kill you, you hear me?

I said I will kill you!

You have a good day, Detective.


Just gonna have them

sit on the house
until I get this guy.

I'll have another car
around the block, okay?

Just as a precaution,
nothing to worry about.

The thing about
being married to you

for 17 years is I know
when you're lying.

I'm not lying,
I'm just being cautious.

Well, that 17 years as a
cop's wife also tells me

that there's no way that you
would have two radio cars

24-7 outside, plus a police
escort for the boys,

unless we were
in some real danger.

You know me, I...
don't like to take chances.

Not with you guys.

No, just with yourself.

There's nothing to worry about.

Oh, nothing
to worry about?

Now that I know that you're
trying to arrest a guy

who's already killed
a half a dozen women?

A guy who's brazen, he-he calls
you at work just to taunt you?

Come on, it's not like
he's a mastermind or something.

He's just a perp.

He sounds like
a mastermind to me.

Well, I'm gonna get him.

At what cost, Danny?

The thing about this,
there were no fatalities,

no serious injuries.

No, sir.

But... that's
despite your actions,

not because of them.

Normally, you have
a scene like this,

with an armed perp barricaded
in a house with a hostage,

it's a textbook case
to call ESU and HNT

and just sit tight
until they get there.

I thought trying
to rescue the girl

was the most important thing.

But something's been bugging me
about that because you

actually put her in more danger
barging in there like that.

Take a seat.

This is ridiculous.

Believe me,

there's times to break rules,

but I don't think
this was one of them.

Am I being disciplined here?

You know what,
to tell you the truth,

I'm wondering
why you didn't serve

Officer Reagan with
a charge for insubordination.

I don't understand.

He disobeyed a direct order.

I would've raked him
over the coals.

But you didn't even issue
a command discipline-- why not?

He's the commissioner's son.

Ah, I don't believe
that's the reason.

Why's that?

Last month, you subdued
an EDP with a knife.

Eight months ago,
you jumped

onto the subway tracks
after an intoxicated rider

fell onto the tracks.

Six months ago, you were
the first on the scene

of an armed robbery
that wasn't even

within the confines
of your precinct.

I saved lives.

At the risk
of other people's lives,

including your own!

Five times
in 12 months!

I'll tell you,
it reads like a death wish.

I'm not gonna sit here
and apologize

for being a proactive cop!

If I didn't know better,
I'd say it looks

like you're trying to get
yourself killed.

I got a newspaper photo
of you from six months ago.

Looks like you lost 40 pounds.

With all due respect, sir,

I have a spotless record.

Cut the BS.

This isn't about
your record.

All right?
Now what's going on?

You taking drugs?

I can have you tested.


I, uh...

I have pancreatic cancer.

I got six months to live.

And you got
ten years on the job,

which means if you die, your
family has no health benefits.

If I get killed
in the line of duty,

they'll be better taken care of.


they'll get a lump sum.

And you'll die a hero.

It's a win-win.

You know, I feel for you.

But you know I can't
let you put lives at risk.


no, you can't do this to me.

No, no, no, no, I got
to take you off the street.

No, look, I-I wasn't trying
to put anyone in danger.

Okay? Look...

look at me.

I... I'm doing this
for my family, okay?


I know.

Okay, when?


All right, got it.

Thank you.
Hey, I got something.

Wilder used my name
to rent an apartment, right?


So I figured maybe that scumbag

used my name
for something else.

So I ran Daniel Reagan through
every major credit card company.

I got a hit.


Manhattan Boat Rentals.

This maniac used my name
to rent a boat.

Do we know where it's docked?

West Side Marina.
Let's go.

You ready?

Pretty much.

Teddy won't be there
to help you.

How do you know?

The more I think about it,

the more I think it is
an epically bad idea.

I'm not arguing.

Then why are you going?

Because I said I would.

You can do better than that.

I don't have
to do better than that.

Garrett, I know what
I'm getting into.

This isn't my first rodeo.

But someone has
to tell our side.

I have to try.

Let somebody else do it.

You're the PC.

Something came up.

It's not hard to find
a bulletproof excuse.


To what end?


Nicky asked you to cancel.

Uh, begged, you said.

I know.

Just between us?


She pretty much grew up

without her father present,

and I've been the closest thing
to it in her life.

I won't have the opportunity,
many more times,

to show by example
instead of by anecdote.

So I'm taking it.

Shall we?

I guess we shall.

Thank you.

I think that's it,

with the blue
and white flag.


Come on.

It looks like there's
someone on board.

Call it in.

5-4 detectives
to Central

requesting a 10-85
at the West Side Marina.

Also have Harbor Patrol

and ESU respond
to this location.

Come on. I'm not waiting.

We know what he's capable of.
We have to wait for backup.

You're my backup.

It's still tethered
to the dock.

Hey. You got anything?

It's gonna take
a couple of weeks.

You're kidding me.
What do you want me to tell you?

It looked like there was
someone on board.

There are human remains evident.

Whether they belong
to Thomas Wilder, I don't know.

You can do better
than that for us.

I wish I could.

Look, just take
an educated guess.

Reagan, all I have
are bone fragments.

I don't even know
if they're male or female.

Believe me, I know
how important it is

for you to get this guy.

I just can't help you
right now.

All right. Thanks.

I don't know why you even knock.

Because you asked me to.

You know, it's the whole
give and take thing

in a partnership.


As long as you don't disagree
with your partner.

I get the reason
that you mouthed off.

I should know.

I do it all the time,

just not to superior officers.

Same call tomorrow,
I'd do the exact same thing.

I understand that.

And part of me is
even a little jealous

that you don't think twice about
challenging everyone,

including someone
that can give you a rip.

I hate to tell you this,

but you're no shrinking violet.

You know, I fight the urge

to say what I'm really
thinking to bosses.

That's good;
you'll never be suspended.

You want to know
what's really bugging me?

It's not that you got into
a fight with the boss.

It's that the reason
that I don't do

things like that
isn't because...

I'm afraid
of getting in trouble...

it's because of my dad.

You know, in the back of
my head, I'm always thinking

that someone's just gonna say,

"What do you know?
Your dad's a criminal."

Well, my dad's the pre-eminent
police authority,

so back of my head, I'm always
afraid they're gonna say

"He's the commissioner's son,
he thinks he's entitled."

Well, I don't know anyone

that knows you or your dad
that thinks that.


It doesn't matter.

Gotta say what I think.

I'd do it again.

Well, fine by me.

But would you please
stop accusing me

of wanting a new partner

just because I give you
a little bit of grief?

I was just
trying to...

Mouthing off?

...set it straight.

Besides, you're the one
that called me Norma Rae.

In future, if you're gonna
compare me to a movie star,

I'd rather it not
be Sally Field.

I like to think of myself

as a little bit more of
a Clint Eastwood type of guy.

Okay, Clint.

There's a happy hour
at Sullivan's.

Want to buy me a drink?

Go ahead, make my day.

Yeah, well,
you can go ahead

and admit that
I turned out to be right.

Oh, you feeling
lucky, punk?

You're such a jerk.

If everyone could
settle down, please.

It is my honor to introduce

Commissioner Reagan
to the podium.

And I expect

every courtesy to be
extended to our speaker.

Shut up and
let him speak!

Who are you?

Are you kidding me?
Well, then, don't...

You got some...
Stop that.

Stop it right now.

Thank you.

Good afternoon.

You know, policing,

by its very nature,

- involves conflict...
- Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!
You know, I would be happy

to listen to you,

but it's hard
when you're all screaming.

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

Frank Reagan, you can't hide!

We charge you with homicide!

I'm committed to my job

the same way I'm committed
to my marriage-- 100%.

Which used to be something
that my wife

really loved about me.

Now it is, apparently,

something I have
to apologize for.

No one's asking you
to apologize.

I work 15 hours a day.

Even more when
I'm working a case

like the one I presently am.

That's who I am.

It's who I... I've always been.

Now it's suddenly a problem.

I want things to be normal
between us.

Is this normal?

This is... 'cause
it's not normal to me.

Sitting in this room,

spilling my guts to her--
no offense--

who knows nothing about us,

nothing about what
I do for a living,

what you do for a living,
our marriage...

Yet she wants to tell us
how to do all of it, suddenly.

I just want things

to go back to the way
that they were

before that day.

I'll do whatever you want.

I'll do whatever it takes
to fix this.

I am a guy who...

is really good
at solving problems.

I fix things.

That's-that's my job.


I honestly have no idea

how to fix this.

Horse walks into a bar.

Bartender sees him
and says,

"Why the long face"?

I tried.

You did too, Dad.

I'm really sorry
about what happened.

Me, too.

You know, you don't stand up
for free speech

by shutting someone else down.

I'm with you on that.

You don't get an education,
you get indoctrination.

Everybody's entitled
to their own opinion,

but no one's entitled
to their own facts.

Second that.

Can I say something?

As long as you're not
defending the kids at school.

Free speech, Jack.
Here and everywhere.

Yeah, I know. Just saying.

I know. And thank you.

Go ahead, Nicky.

Actually, it's something
I want to read.

"It is not the critic
who counts;

"not the man who points out

"how the strong man stumbles,

"or where the doer of deeds
could have done them better.

"The credit belongs to the man

"who is actually in the arena,

"who spends himself
in a worthy cause;

"who at the best
knows in the end

"the triumph
of high achievement,

"and who at the worst,
if he fails,

"at least fails
while daring greatly,

"so that his place
shall never be

"with those cold and timid souls

who neither know victory
nor defeat."

Teddy Roosevelt.

You quoted that

to my fourth grade class,
when you came.



That's a little above

a fourth grade level,
don't you think?

Didn't turn out that way.

For one of 'em, anyway.

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