Blue Bloods (2010–…): Season 7, Episode 11 - Genetics - full transcript

When Eddie and Jamie become overly involved in a complicated adoption case between the birth and adoptive parents, they ask Erin to help them settle the dispute without going to court. Also...

He busy?

He's in with Garrett.

Good. He should be
in on this, too.

Sorry to interrupt.

I just learned that
a dozen candidates

in the current class of cadets
cheated on the psych exam.

Who cheats on a psych exam?

These guys. No, I meant why.

Trying to find that out.

What's their status now?

They're in the process
of being gone.

You're either gone
or you're not.

Apparently, their recruit
discipline officer

knew about it,
but declined to take action.

It only came to light

when some of the other cadets
learned of it.

There's no right or wrong
answers on a psych evaluation.

Well, the fact
remains they cheated.

They were coached on what
to click... yes or no.

I'm not seeing what's not
cut-and-dried about this.

The dozen cheaters,
they're all ex-military.

Seven Army, five Marines.

All military?

As far as I know.

So I know it's a tough call,
but there's still only one call.

We're just tossing out
a dozen vets?

Want to know
how that's gonna play?

Nobody's gonna
"just toss" anybody.

There's two vets in this room.

Well, I caution using...

Did somebody change this exam?

It got overhauled,
like, two years ago.

Well, suspend the current exam
as of right now.

Yes, sir.

And what's the RDO
have to say for himself?

Well, Sergeant Vega said that

if the other applicants
hadn't called it out,

that he would've let it slide.

He said that?

More or less.

Tell him to come up here
and say it to me.

Yes, sir.


We need to talk.


In private.

What's going on?

So I'm taking Jack
to the dentist,

about to drop him off,
and he nonchalantly

drops this huge bomb.

Okay, wh-what is it?

He's not graduating
from high school? What?

Yeah, he's gonna graduate,
but that's part of the problem.

Okay, well, what's the problem?

After he graduates,
he wants to join the Marines.

Wow. Well, he never
told me that.

We're on the same side
here, right?

What side is that?

Against him enlisting.

Linda, he's from
three generations of military.

Danny, the world is
so much scarier now.

The kind of wars
that they got to fight...

Yeah, and we can't
shelter him forever.

I am not trying to shelter him.

I'm trying to keep him alive.

Okay, I will talk to him.

About how proud you are
that he's following

in your footsteps?
That's not what I said, Linda.

I will talk to him,

man to man, father to son,
and I'll figure out

where his head is, okay?

You better get
on the right side here, Danny.

Come on.

Get away from my house!

I just want to see him!
Five minutes!


Get out of my house
this very second!

Ladies, separate!



Ladies, separate now! Hey!

Right now! Officers, thank you.

I have to see him!

Officers, thank God
for coming. Thank you.

Okay, all right,
who called this in?

I did. I did. This is my home.

What's your complaint?
She needs to go now.

My son's in there!

He's my son!

They adopted him, okay,
but there's been some changes,

and I just want to see my boy.

Who are you? Are you the father?


My husband is the father!
This is ridiculous!

They have to go right now!

Ma'am, let's go inside.
Let's talk.

What is there to talk about?

I'm not leaving till I see him.

Hey, did you or did you not
give him up for adoption?

Yes, but I...

Well, then, I don't really think
that that's your choice.

How can it not be?

He's my son. I gave him life.

This is our property.
We want them off of it.

Have they threatened you
in any way?

Not specifically,
but their constant presence

feels a lot like a threat. Yeah.

Have they said what they wanted?

They have been
hounding us for months.

We-we should have gotten
that restraining order.

I'm not a counselor. Okay, I can
refer you to a family court.

You just can't be here.

I can take you guys both in
for trespassing and harassment.

So you can't stay
out front here.

I'd rather be in jail
than not see my son.

- Hey! Hey, hey, hey.
- Come on.

Come on, come on, come on.
Hey, calm down, calm down.

It's okay, it's okay.

They want to see him, and
I just, I can't let that happen.

He's-he's five years old.

He doesn't know
that he is adopted.


Hi, sweetie.

- Mom?
- Yes.

Listen, I'm gonna be done,
sweetheart, in just a little...

I want Froot Loops!

You want Froot Loops?

Have you asked the birth parents
to stop contacting you?

I have said no
in every way imaginable.

I said Kyle is just a kid,
I don't want to confuse him.

If that is a choice
that he wants to make

when he is older,
then that is his choice.

Until then, it's our choice
and ours alone.

What's your name?

John Redding.
This is my wife Carla.

John, you and Carla

really want me
to have you arrested today?

We just want to see our boy.

Is that such
an impossible thing to ask?

No, but you're going
about it all wrong.

Can you help us do it right?

Text me where
you guys can be reached

to that cell phone number, okay?

But for now,
you got to clear out.


Yes, sir. Come on. Come on.

We can't just go. He's a cop.

He said he'd help.


I can do those. Just leave them.

No. Housekeeping's included

here at Ritz Reagan
Hotel and Spa.

Honest, I'll do them.

Last week of break.

Don't remind me.
What are your plans?

I was gonna go meet a couple of
friends from school downtown.

And then dinner with Dad?

I actually had
plans for tonight.

That are, like,
a month old, Mom.

You said you would go.

I'll go another time.

Why do I have to have dinner
with him tonight?

Because he's your father.

It's not like he won't be
if I miss one dinner.

You made a commitment.
We keep our promises.

End of story.

Love you.

I have
Sergeant Daniel Vega, sir.

Send him in.

And a cadet... Martin Brown.

The invitation wasn't for two.

Just the sergeant, then?

Let's have them both.

Sit down.


Who said to bring
a date, Sergeant?

I thought the commissioner
could put a face

to the recruits.

That's not a choice you make.

Make your case.

20% of police officers in
this country are war veterans.

I know that.

In the '80s, they
almost reached 50%.

Enough with the stats.
Get to the point.

The NYPD psych exam,
as revised in 2014,

is rigged against
military veterans.

Our vet recruits are forced to

bend their answers to get
around the touchy-feely traps

the shrinks baked
into the new exam.

Show me the line between
bending their answers

and flat-out cheating.

A soldier and a civilian
have very different responses

when questioned
about firing a weapon.

The test fails to differentiate
between the two.

I couldn't let
good men get thrown out

because of a rigged exam.

You could have
picked up the phone.

Maybe you can tell me
what the hell's going on,

since your RDO seems
to have lost his way.

Sir, I had to lie on that test.

I have to lie to my wife
when she asks me how's dinner.

This isn't that.

Word got around

that if you answered yes
to questions like,

"Have you ever fired a weapon
to harm another person?"

that you'd be tossed out
for consideration.

So I said that I hadn't.

What branch, Cadet?

Lance Corporal,
United States Marines, sir.

Then the correct answer,
the true answer to that question

would be "You bet your ass."

Yes, sir.

I'm a Marine, too.

I know that, sir.

Then you would know
that I would expect

a fellow Marine to be even more
accountable than the next guy.

Sir, if you could just forget

the word "cheating"
for a minute...

I can't forget the word.

It is the only word for it.

I had no other choice.

Yes, you did,
and you made that choice.

But you were my eyes and ears
on the ground,

and you left me blind and deaf.

Sergeant Gormley will start
working on your reassignment.

And I guess
you are my problem now.

When I have made my decision,
you will be the 101st to know.


Let's go.

I don't know.

Why not at least
let him meet his mom?

Mrs. Rice said that meeting
his biological parents

would only confuse him.

I mean, the kid is five.

They could pretend
it's his aunt or something.

Lie? The kid's gonna be
confused enough.

I'm not saying they
should move in together

and live happily ever after,

but it seems like there
should be a compromise.

Not from what I saw.

Biological parents
must have some rights.

But the adoptive parents
took that kid in

and they gave him a life;
They're not the bad guys here.

Who said there's any bad guys?

Do me a favor, speed
dial number six.

Just do it.

Hey, appreciate this.

You got a minute.
I'm late for a hearing.

- Hi.
- Hello.

What do you know
about adoption law?

Probably as much as you do. Why?

A call we responded
to this morning.

Birth parents
want to see their kid,

adoptive parents won't let them.

Here's what I do know
about family law.

You'd have to pay me
a fortune to practice it.

It's an emotional minefield.


Which is what we walked into.

What does that mean?
How do you walk into it?

Somebody call 911
asking for adoption attorneys

and you two responded?

Birth parents were kind of
camping out on the doorstep.

I know the courts
make new rulings

all the time,
probably dozens since

you or I were in law school.
Yeah, but it's...

Maybe you could just take a look

into the rights
of birth parents?

These two kind of
fell off the turnip truck.

Jamie, I don't practice
family law.

I don't make a habit
of pretending to know things

that I don't.
I just don't have faith

that these two are
gonna get a fair shot.

Then go to church, say a prayer,
and let the system do its job.

Maybe you could just talk
to them, then.


Steer them to someone who could
help. I know you're late.

- I'm gonna get going.
- No, no.

I will give them your cell,
tell them to give you a text.

No, don't do that.

Thank you for doing this, sis.

I didn't agree
to anything, Jamie!

You're the best! I love you!


Your mom told me
about your blowout.

She's so dramatic.

I mean, it's a big thing
to kind of spring on her

out of nowhere, don't you think?

Should've talked to you?

If you were smart, you would've.




Thank you.

Look, Jack, I figured
this subject

was gonna come up
one day, eventually.

You did?

Yes. I didn't know if
it'd be cops or Marines,

but I figured one day
you might get the itch.

Are you sure you're ready?

- Yes, Dad, I'm ready.
- Okay.

Well, then tell me.
Why do you want to enlist?

Is this an interview?

No, it's not an interview;
It's a dad asking his son

a serious question.
Why do you want to enlist?

It's what our family does.
We serve.

Well, there are lots of
different ways to serve, Jack.

Yeah, and the Marines
is the way to go.

Are you seriously gonna try
and tell me otherwise?

No. Are you seriously telling me
that you are 100%

committed to make this choice?

Is that a trick question?

No, it is not a trick question.

It's a legitimate
question, Jack.

Look at me.

Are you sure you're ready?

Not 100%.

Well, that's
the right answer, Jack.

I can only give you
the facts as I understand them.

Open adoption law is not
a-a blanket for all cases.

It really depends
on what you agreed upon

at the time of adoption.

We weren't in the position
to make any agreements.

Are you saying you were coerced?


Pressured or threatened
in some way.


I signed the papers,

but I swear I didn't
know what I was doing.

What did you think
you were signing, a car loan?

You don't have to be sarcastic.

Excuse me, but I'm speaking
to you as an attorney,

as a favor,
not as a best friend.

What are the, like,
minimum and maximums

on this open adoption law?

On the low end of open adoption,

it could mean updates
from the adoptive parents.

On the high end, some families
do agree to visitation,

but again,

it depends on if you signed
your rights away

and agreed to no contact.

Carla, we-we did sign.

But we didn't know
what we were signing!

I really think the two of you
should go back

and take a close look at what
you signed, with a good lawyer.

How much do they cost?

Well, like anything,

you get what you pay for,

but none of those are for free.

I thought there might
be another way.


Like, it's a natural born right

for a mom and dad
to see their son.

You gave your son
up for adoption.

The Rices have total control
over what they choose

is right for their son
as long as he's a minor.

Carla, John,

you made this decision.

You must've thought it was
the right one at some point.

And if the Rices

are providing a good life
for your son,

one that you aren't
able to provide,

can you still see it

as a blessing?

He barely passed science,
but he got through.


Football, track, lacrosse.



Good. Marines don't play tennis.

How much you weigh?

150, give or take.

25 pounds of beer and bratwurst

wouldn't do him no harm, Danny.

Yeah, gonna have to clear that
with Linda though, Terry.

Hey, you tell me
how that goes over.

Copy that.


What pisses you off?

That's easy.

Our enemies. Terrorists.

Piss you off enough
to maybe give up one of these?

Look at it.

I'm sorry.

Why you sorry?

You didn't blow it off.

I'll tell you a secret, Jack.

I don't really miss it
that much.

You don't?

When I was your age,

I had both of them,

I'd just walk myself
into all sorts of dumb trouble.

When I lost it in combat,

I never wasted
another day again.

You know, there's about
three generations of guys

owe their ass to Terry.

Thanks for that, brother.

Thank you for this.

I need to see Ms. Reagan now.
Is she expecting you?

She sure as hell ought to be.

Excuse me, she's in a meeting
right now.

- Sorry, Ms. Reagan.
- What gives you the right?

- She blew right past me.
- Call security.

Excuse me, ma'am, you need
to calm down right now.

How dare you interfere
with my family?

Put the phone down.

Anthony, it's okay.

You must be the adoptive mother.

I am Kyle's mom, Gwen Rice.

Okay, well,
you may not have noticed,

but this is
the district attorney's office,

not a family law firm.

Unless you're Carla
and John Redding,

in-in which case this is
a free legal aid clinic?

I am not helping them.

You met with them!

I met with them as a favor,
as I seem to be doing for you.

You met with them.
I recommended lawyers.

That is it.

That's not what I was told.

Well, then you were told wrong,
and I'm happy

to recommend
some to you as well.

I am sorry for your troubles,
but I have no stake in this.

You do now.

They filed for custody
this morning.

And I find it hard to believe

that it's a coincidence
that it happened

the day after they met with you.

On what grounds
are they challenging custody?

My lawyers are meeting
about it now.

And I am just waiting for a call

to... to find out
that everything is okay,

and my phone is not ringing.

Do you want to sit down,
Mrs. Rice?

No, I-I'm...

Ms. Reagan, I...

I cannot lose my son.

Listen to me.

As far as I know, they can't
challenge custody after a year,

and Kyle is five, right?

Yeah. In a couple weeks.

Okay, so given the time frame,
they have no case.

I know. It...

It feels like the most
expensive gamble in the world.

It's not a gamble.

The claim will be thrown out

as long as there's no basis
for a dispute.

Thank you. I... I...

I apologize for

busting in here like this.

I am not at all my-myself

with all of this
that's going on.

Thank you for not having me
thrown out.

Good luck.

Thank you.

In for a penny?

The court would never
have accepted a claim

if there were no grounds
to stand on.

Could you...?
I'm already ahead of you.

Number six is a follow-up.

"Did you feel remorse for
harming an individual?"

Of course not.

Speaking as an ex-Marine.

Speaking as a Marine.

We were trained
to feel successful

after hitting the target.

It was part and parcel to...
And crucial to... our training.

So the recruits
were in a tough spot.

Relatively speaking.

Relative to what?

Being under fire
in 120-degree heat

in the middle of the desert
is a tough spot.

Taking a test in
an air-conditioned classroom,

- not so much.
- I'm losing track

of who you're playing
devil's advocate for.

You just said something smart.

Would you put that in writing?
Because I'm trying to look

through both lenses,
cop and soldier.

My sight isn't gonna be
that clear on this.

Top cop and ex-soldier.

I'm not being sentimental;
You're never an ex-Marine.

Not if it meant something
to you.

And to me, it meant everything.

This is it
as far as I've been able.

32 active NYPD officers
from the last couple

of graduating classes
were likely coached

- on the psych exam.
- 32?

Split pretty evenly
between Marines

and Army non-come

and enlistees.

28 male, four female.

Combat vets?

About two-thirds of them
saw action.

What are we looking for?

- Patterns.
- Of?

Complaints, incidents,
anything that would answer "no"

to the question "Is he or she
fit to wear the NYPD uniform?"

The Rices filed for separation

before the adoption
was finalized?

According to public record,
the separation was filed

by Andy Rice
on September the third, 2011.

And the adoption?

Finalized the 12th of
November, the same year.

So that's it.

The Rices didn't update
their case worker...

So they violated
their affidavit.

And if the Reddings found out,

then they've got
a case for custody.

Which they clearly did.


Well, if you're the Reddings

and you find out
you have a legal claim,

but you don't really trust
the legal system...

You take matters into
your own hands? You think?

I don't know.

Let's just make sure
that Kyle is with the Rices.

What about the Reddings?

I'll put Officer Reagan on it,
since he got us into this mess.

Redding, John and Carla.

Nah, they're gone.


This morning.

They paid Airbnb till tomorrow.

Seems like a waste of money

to just leave,
but, hey, I'll take it.

Did you see a child with them?

They only paid for two people.

That wasn't the question.

Did they mention a kid?

I don't pry into
the personal lives of my guests.

Answer, please.
A five-year-old boy

was taken from school
this morning.

That against the law?
Depends on who took him.

Look, officers,
I don't want any trouble.

Hey, come on, man.

Then answer the question.

They mentioned a kid.

They said they were here
to take him home.

No, I didn't encourage him, but
I didn't discourage him either.

So that makes you what?


Are you really gonna pretend
to be neutral

about your own son
joining the military?

I'm just trying to get him
to look at it from both sides.

That's different. How?

Because it's his choice.

Don't you get it?

This is his choice.
It's not about you and me.

It's not about making you afraid
and making me proud.

He's our son.

He's not even 18.

Well, he's gonna be 18
soon enough.

He's gonna have to make
real-life choices

that he's gonna have to live
with for the rest of his life,

just like you did and I did.

Hasn't this family given enough?

Well, I don't know, Linda.

How does one know when
their family's given enough?

Five cops, four ex-military...

from one family.

I call that enough.

And I call it a legacy.


I'm just saying.


Sorry, I didn't mean
to wake you.

I fell asleep.

How was dinner with Dad?

It was nice.

Great. See, it's no big deal.

No, it's not a big deal,
it's just...

it's a lot of family time.

One dinner with Dad?

No, but it's not just
one dinner with my dad.

It's-it's Sunday dinners

and birthdays, holidays.

It's always some something.

Well, that's part of
being a big family.

Sometimes I wish
you could all just imagine

I go to school
in a different city.

But you don't.

Yeah, but imagine I did.

What are you saying?

You don't want to go
to family dinner?

What I'm saying is
I want to make the choice.

I don't want to fulfill
an obligation.

Well, you're right.

It... it should be...
your choice.

Thank you.

You know, family time
can be time-consuming and...

tedious and sometimes annoying.

I mean, one woman's story?

You know, it was...
your dad and me, and-and then...

you, me and Dad, and then...

just you and me, and now
that you're off at school,

it's just me.

And that big...

family with
all those obligations...

to me...

that's money in the bank.

Thank you for giving me
another chance to explain.

You already explained.

That's not why
I asked you up here.

May I put in a word
for Sergeant Vega, sir?

You may. He did not cheat, sir,

nor did he encourage us to.

He was just kind enough
to help us along the way.

An accessory to
a violation of the rules

is not an act of kindness.

Yes, sir.

So, you chose the military.

Joined the Marines at 18,
straight out of high school.

Two tours in Iraq
and one in Afghanistan.

As a lance corporal,
what did you see as your duties?

Keep my head up, my eyes open,
and watch out for my brothers.

And stay alive.

That was the desired outcome,
sir, yes.

And when you got out?

I had some skills
and a lot of drive,

and I went out looking
for someplace to use them both.

And you found us.

I grew up in Douglaston, sir.

Didn't take much looking.

Put all that skill and drive
to work back home.

Hoped so.

All good answers.

That exam may have been slanted
against your particulars,

and that was certainly at issue.

But is cheating the way
you and your fellow vets

really want to handle a problem?

You lied on your affidavit,

thereby committing fraud.

I could cuff you right now
or you could start

answering my questions.

I-I swear I don't know
where Kyle is.

Three most likely places?
You know them?

Home, at school...

He's not at either.

- I don't know.
- Friends?

Are we missing something?

Did he have a playdate,
a sleepover?

I don't know.

I got to tell you,

there sure is a lot
you don't know about your son.

Adopted son.

I... I'm not very involved
that way.

And what way is that?
As his father.

He was Gwen's idea.

So, you just, what?

You played his dad
for the adoption protocols?

You put it like that...

Hey, I'm not judging.
How would you put it?

I wanted to make it
work for her.

That's why I went over there
the other day

when the Reddings showed up.

I mean, she lives in fear
that something will jeopardize

her custody of Kyle.

But Kyle ended up
jeopardizing your marriage?

I-In the end, having a child
was more important to her.

Where's Gwen from?

Topeka, Kansas.

She still have family there?

Would she take the kid there?

Would she flee?

There she is.

Sure you're not a detective?

Show your badge, please,

and just tell her
I need two seconds.

Passengers for Flight 86...

Excuse me, Mrs. Rice.


Can we talk to you for a sec?

If you want to detain me,
go ahead,

but just please don't make
a scene in front of my son.

I'm not here to detain you
or to make a scene.

Hi, Kyle.

Mom, are we still
going on vacation?

Yes, yes, just a minute.

Come on, Kyle,
let's play a game.


Now, I'm just gonna be
right over here.

I promise you.

I'm here to give you some facts.

Having Kyle with me
is the only fact that matters.

You're about to kidnap
your own son.

How can I kidnap my own son?

Legal custody is in question;
You're in question.

Now, I understand
the urge to flee...

You couldn't possibly
understand. No one understands.

If you take off with him,
you will be seen

as irresponsible and reckless.

You'll be giving the Reddings

exactly what they need
for custody.

Now, walk out of here
with me, right now.

Are you gonna report me?

I told you,
that's not why I'm here.

And I will always remember that.

Should I detain her?

No, let her go.

So you agree we need men
and women in our armed forces.

Of course.

And since there is not

a draft currently in effect,
we need men and women who are

ready, willing and
ambitious to serve.

- Pop.
- What?

It's Sunday dinner,
not Face the Nation.

- Thank you.
- You're welcome.


if not Jack, who?

Who what?

Who serves instead of you
if you don't, Jack?


Going back to my foxhole.

I never really bought into that.

It's the million-dollar
question, Erin.

Yeah, with a flaw in the logic.

Wait, we actually agree on this?

It assumes all else being equal,
which is hardly ever so.

So the answer to
"If not Jack, who?" could be

the six-foot, four-inch,

long-distance runner
who grew up in Georgia,

hunting game
for his food supply.

That's just confusing the issue.

Confusing the issue
or just you, Pop?

I said "issue."

On the other end,

a troubled kid from a bad home
whose sole purpose of joining

is to use the military
as his ticket out of town.

In which case,

Jack would be
the better choice, right?

Yes. No?

Yes. Unless the military
gave that kid

some sense of purpose
he didn't know he had.

In which case, no.

And I go back
to my original question:

If not Jack, who?

Well, how about Nicky?


Wh... It's a free country.

- Lord.
- What, Pop?

You don't think I'd be valuable?

I didn't say that.

I could see me as either
a reporter for Stars and Stripes

or, like, Demi Moore's character
in A Few Good Men.

There you go.

Why don't you both join up?
That'd be cool.

Yeah. Real cool.

Jack, the fact that you even

considered the Corps
says something.

It means you're thinking about
what I can do

for my country,
not just what I can do for me.

Thank you.

I'll second that.

Me too, Jack.

And at this table,
that will always be

a welcome point of view.

Jamie, could I...

Give me some advice?

I know that look.
Well, not advice, exactly.

More like caution.

I think there's such a
thing as doing too much.

I'm sure there is.

Like responding to
a trespassing beef

and then turning it
into a custody case.

I didn't turn it into a case;
It was one.

Your only case was
the trespassing beef.

Now, I'm sure you meant well,

but I'm not sure
it's professional.

Professional would've been
to just walk away

from the real beef there?

Yeah. I think
there are boundaries.

I know.

You're probably right.

Well, you got me into this,
so I felt like I had

a right to say something.
You do.

But I got this thing.

I'm pretty sure
when it's all said and done,

I'm not gonna be kicking myself
for jumping over some boundaries

when I thought
I could be of help.

But I'm sorry...

if I caused you any trouble.

Just think about it.

I will.

Night, sis.

Very first thing you do
as a Marine, you surrender.

- Surrender?
- Yes.

If you come from
where we come from,

that means you surrender to
Parris Island, South Carolina,

for boot camp,

where you surrender
your privacy,

your sleep, your comfort,

and, in many cases,
your dignity.

But that's okay;
It's all part of the plan.

See, they're gonna
take you apart,

gonna open you up, look inside,
see what you got inside,

see what they're working with,

and they're gonna
put you back together again

at the rifle range.

They'll toughen you up.

And don't worry
about your mom, okay?

- I got her covered.
- Dad...

I mean, I know
she's difficult...


but she's Mom...
She'll always be Mom.

- I'll deal with her.
- Dad!


M-Maybe it's better
if I just go to college.



A-Are you mad?

No, I'm...

not mad.

I... I guess
I'm just disappointed, Jack.

I'm so sorry.

No, I mean I'm disappointed

that you would ever
in a million years

think that I would be
mad at you about this.


the whole point of service
is to make sure

that your people are free
to make the choices

that they want to make
and to do what they want to do

in a way that
they see fit to do it.

And if our family's service
has in small way

afforded you
that luxury, then...

that would make me
a very proud and happy man.

Thanks, Dad.

Thank you.

A lot of ways to serve.

You'll find yours.


It's okay. Let her in.

Thank you.

Well, I'm glad to see you.

I-I just, I wanted to thank
you in person, Ms. Reagan.

Gwen, it's Erin.
I think we've earned that.

I wanted a baby, so badly.

I thought it would
give me another...

purpose other than myself.

Well, it's a good thing to want.



I was so scared
that they were gonna find out

that we weren't this...

this perfect family
that they left him with.

Okay, Gwen, I get it...
You messed up.


Why'd you get off the plane?

For Kyle.


You know what that's called?


Fierce maternal instinct.

When push came to shove,

you put his needs
ahead of your own.

Yes, but now
I don't have my boy.

The court is not
gonna forgive you,

but they are not
gonna take him away.

What will they do?

Best-case scenario,

you settle out of court.

Find a compromise.

The good news is,
there's another woman in this

who feels just like you do,

who knows exactly
where you're coming from.

Carla? N-No, no.

She-She's not gonna want
to talk to me.

Try. You'd be surprised what
you can settle across a table.


Who are you and what have
you done with my daughter?


You really went to town here.

Look, if I was a little cranky
the other day,

I'm sorry.

Seeing my friends

come back in town

and hearing stories about them
seeing their families,

I realized that I'm lucky

I don't have to wait
till break for that.

That's a nice way
to think about it.


I really love this.

Being able to come home
and stay with you.


You were never here,
neither was I.

This meeting never happened.


Yes, sir.


Yes, sir!

Take a seat.

First things first.

Anybody dispute
that they cheated

on the psychological
fitness test?

And that it was wrong.


No, sir!

Second of all,

thank you for your service.

The NYPD places great value
in your experience.

So we're gonna take
a mulligan here.

Just as in your military unit,

the NYPD takes care of its own.

So, I'm gonna give
each of you the chance

to thoroughly explain
why you feel

you are fit for this duty.



Cadet Martin Brown.

Let's start with you.

Yes, sir.

How you doing, Martin?

I'm great, sir, thank you.

The truth, please.

I'm sweating bullets, sir.

Well, we have
our first honest answer.

Have you ever fired a weapon...

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