Blue Bloods (2010–…): Season 7, Episode 13 - The One That Got Away - full transcript

When diplomatic immunity complicates a child abuse case for Danny and Baez, Frank intervenes, despite not having jurisdiction on the case. Also, a robbery occurs while Eddie and Jamie are ...

♪ ♪

(Baez sighs)

You know we should be back
at the squad right now

doing fives on
the Mendez murder.


But look at that view.

Couple more minutes
won't hurt.

It is pretty, isn't it?

Especially when you consider
all those who suffered for weeks

on those coffin ships
just to see that face.

It'd be nice

if she had a smile, though,
I mean, even just a small one.

I mean, think about it,
if you stood there all day

welcoming people and
got no thanks for it,

you might not smile
that much either.

(radio beeps)
DISPATCH: 5-4 detectives

respond to St. Daniels ER
to interview

male assault complainant.

5-4 detectives,
copy that.

You know what else
I love about her?

Despite all the bad stuff
she's seen, just like cops,

she's still standing.

(engine starts, revs)

Nice 4-4-2.


Three speed or four?

Oh, that's the way to go.

Oh, I got a hurt SS 396
sitting in my dad's garage.

JOSH: What are you
doing with it?

Oh, I've been working on it
myself last couple years.

I got a Chevelle guy
if you're interested.

He's got a flatbed
and everything.

Really? Good guy?
Oh, the best.

No rip-off.

We should be...
we should be going in.

So, hey,
nice talking with you.

Hey, you know, uh,
Eddie and I,

we're taking my sister
out to dinner tonight.

She came up from Virginia

to go apartment hunting.

Why don't you join us?

Uh, well...

You... um, being
put on the spot.

He probably
has plans, right?

Who has plans
on a Thursday night?

Come on, it'll be great.


Yeah? 7:00. Blue Smoke.

All right.

I couldn't think of
an excuse fast enough.

If you don't
want me to come...

No, of course, come.

Of course.

It's gonna be great.

(intercom rings)

Angela's here, sir.

Hi, Frank.

(both chuckle)


Sight for sore eyes.

Sit with me.



You look great.

You too.

So how is everybody?

Oh, all good.

I can't believe
it's been,

what, seven years?

At least.

Almost nine years
since Joe...

I go by there on his birthday.

Feels good to remember him.

Thank you for that, Angela.

I wanted you to know
that I'm getting married.

Well, that's wonderful.

I would love for you
to come to the wedding.

When is it?

A week from tomorrow.


I know.

It's short notice.
I, um...

I've been
carrying this around,

wondering should
I send it,

should I drop it off?

I'm glad you dropped it off
in person.

The whole family is invited,

if you want to extend
the invitation.

I always loved that whole gang.

And we love you
and we care about you,

so this guy
better measure up.

Does he have a name?
Steve Quinones.

Detective Steve Quinones,
works narcotics.


You're marrying a cop.

Ugh. I swore I would never
date another one after Joe.

You deserve happiness, Angela.

I mean that.

Thank you, Frank.

I should let you
get back to work.

And I will share
the good news

and the invitation
with the family.


I'm so glad
I came to see you.


Me too.

(elevator dings,
indistinct P.A. announcement)

Excuse me, Doc.
Detective Reagan and Baez.

We're here to see
the assault victim.

Yeah, Malik Nejjari.

He's right down here.

He won't tell us what happened,
but he's got a fractured radius,

fractured ulna, contusions on
his upper body, front and back,

and two fractured ribs.

This is him.

Nine years old.

And he has lots
of old injuries.

This has been going
on for a while.

You saying he's abused?

There's no other

Who called it in?

Third grade teacher.

Noticed he was in so much pain,
he couldn't write his own name.

School called 911.


Hey, Malik.

Detective Reagan.
This is my partner,

Detective Baez.

The shield means that,

if we ask you questions,
you can trust us, okay?

You want to tell us
what happened?

You play sports, Malik?


Second base.


You Mets or Yankees?


Even after they
choked season?

You still not giving up
on them, huh?

They'll come back.
Oh, okay.

The doctor said
you broke some bones, Malik.

Who's the best pitcher
on the Mets?


And who's the best hitter
on the Mets?


Oh, okay.

And who gave you these
breaks and bruises?

How about if you tell me
who did this to you,

I'll tell you who my
favorite player is on the Mets.


My dad hit me.

What'd your dad hit you with?

(footsteps approaching)

Malik, are you okay?

Why is my son here?

You're his father?
I am.

Great. Why don't the both of you
come outside with us?

I'm not leaving my son.

I'll stay with her.

Come on.

You hit him?

What's going...
Who are you?

I'm a detective
with the NYPD.

Did you hit your son?

My son is
none of your business.

Well, he is now.

I don't need to
talk to you.


What are you...
What are you doing?

Placing you under arrest.
You can't arrest me.

First degree assault...
(handcuffs click)


...and endangering
the welfare of a child.

I have diplomatic immunity.

Do you understand?

Yeah, I understand.

♪ Blue Bloods 7x13 ♪
The One That Got Away
Original Air Date on January

== sync, corrected by elderman ==

Hassan Nejjari
is a senior

diplomatic attaché
from Morocco.

I don't care.
Then don't care,

but you do have to
recognize that...

There's no mistaking this

for a trip and fall.

That much I recognize.

Doc said the kid

was hit with an object.

And some of the injuries
are old ones.

Look, the charges are correct.

Assault and endangering
the welfare of a child.

They would be correct if we had
the authority to charge him.

I know how this works, Garrett.

That doesn't mean it's the way
it should work.

Sir, she's here.

Conference room.

Yeah, right on time.

Tread lightly.

Thank you.



This is Christine Sanders,
Deputy Secretary of State.

Garrett Moore,

Deputy Commissioner of
Public Information

and Sid Gormley,

Special Assistant
to the Commissioner.

Please, sit down.

Well, we know
why I'm here.

You're here because
I asked you here.

Is-Is that how
this is gonna go?

This isn't parking tickets
or a nightclub brawl.

We're talking about
the welfare of a child here.

A child who is not
a U.S. citizen,

and a child whose father
is a foreign diplomat.

Have you looked
at the hospital report?

Sadly, yes.

But it doesn't matter
what the injuries are,

we still have no jurisdiction
to charge this man.

GORMLEY: Diplomatic immunity
should not be

a free pass for brutality.

And I have asked
the Moroccan government

to waive immunity.

And if they do, and only then,

can Mr. Nejjari be charged.

Morocco doesn't have strict laws

against corporal punishment.

And there is no “when in Rome”
clause, I'm guessing.


Then what's the morning line

on them handing him over?

GARRETT: We're already getting
flooded with calls

from the press on this case.

We will handle
all press inquiries.

What are the odds?

They're slim, okay?

Then I don't like 'em.

And what you like and don't like
is not really the issue here.

It is to me and the people
of this city. That counts.

Commissioner, you must
release Mr. Nejjari

and void this arrest.

This case is not
your business.

When a child is in danger
in my city,

it is my business.

It's not my fine print.

It's international
policy as sanctioned

by the United States

Now I have reached out
to Morocco

and I am investigating
these charges.

And I will let you know
what comes of it.

How about I conduct my own

and let you know
what comes of that?


You're breaking
the law right now.

Oh, we're breaking the law?

You did serious bodily
harm to a child.

Your child!

That's breaking the law.

What did you
hit him with?

I'd like to
speak to a lawyer,

and I'd like the Moroccan
attaché notified immediately.

DANNY: Well. Well, I'd like to
beat the crap out of you,

but guess what?

Sometimes we don't always
get what we want, do we?

You're going to cause an
international incident,


And you're gonna cause
the death of a child!

Write down the names
and numbers of who

you want called
and we'll accommodate you.

Finally, someone who understands
how things work.

Make no mistake,

I do agree with my partner
that you are a piece of crap.

(door opens)

Mr. Nejjari, I'm Erin Reagan
with the DA's office.

You will be released shortly.

Thank you.

Can I see you outside?

What the hell
are you doing?

What the hell
are you doing?

You know the guy's
a diplomat.

I know that that guy beat
the hell out of his own son

and broke four bones, and
he's getting a free pass.

My boss asked me
to come down here

and put a lid on it,

Your boss asked you
to come down

and defend a child abuser.

Come on, Danny, you think
I'm happy about it?

You think I'm not
as mad as you are

that we have to
let this guy go?

D.A.'s office cannot
prosecute a diplomat.

Really? You want I should
show you the pictures

of what he did to his boy?

No, I want you
to release him, now!

You could just say
that you forgot that

you have an appointment.

At 7:00 on a Thursday?

You just said
you don't want to go.

I don't.

Would you just come?

Right, because
it won't be weird,

me tagging along on a date
with you and your boyfriend?

You and I both decided
that we are going to

keep our relationship

We did.

Then it shouldn't
be weird.

It won't be.

But I am surprised you're
dating someone like him.

“Someone like him”?
What does that mean?

You know, I just thought
you'd go for someone

more like...

A cop.

Well, in the plus
and minuses,

the fact that he's
not a cop is a plus.


Because, you know, he doesn't
even know what a “perp” is.

Right. But he likes
you because...

Because who wouldn't?

You think it's a coincidence
they picked an A.D.A.

with the last name
“Reagan” to handle this?

Well, it pisses me off.

Well, that's just
a waste of time.


Because it's not very smart
to get pissed off

about someone being
smart about something.

I tell you what,
the D.A. expects you

to reign in Danny and me,

we'll just see to it
that you fail.


So the only way
I can win is to fail?


Okay, well, guys, legally,

Hassan Nejjari
cannot be charged.

So, legally, we're just
supposed to sit back

and allow a young boy
to get abused?

Not on my watch.

I always thought that

diplomatic immunity
was a crock.

Come on, Grandpa.

The whole Vienna Convention?

Well, maybe not
the whole convention.

Just the loopholes.

Yeah, the loopholes.
I mean, just 'cause

we can't touch the father
doesn't mean

we can't save the boy.

Yeah, but if the D.A.'s office
refuses to prosecute...

“Refuses” implies a choice.


Our child-protective services

are not bound
by international law.

Is that true?
I'm not sure.

Has it been tested?

I don't know.
I'll find out.


Well, Ranger home game,

Hold on, wait, we've
got one more thing.

Guess who stopped by
my office?

Angela Ferraro.

She asked us to her wedding
next weekend.

Joe's Angela?

Yeah. And you know what?

She's marrying a cop.

I'm so happy for her.

Me, too.

Such a nice girl.

Next weekend, huh?

Well, it's just that
this invite, you know,

it doesn't look like an invite
to a shotgun wedding, does it?

Looks very well-planned.

So why the last-second
invite for us?

Maybe 'cause it's not her idea.

Didn't exactly
wanna go there,

but she is marrying a cop.


it would be a major coup
for a regular old cop

to have the P.C. come
to his wedding.


I mean, he could
take photos

with all the Reagans
and the P.C.,

and post 'em online, looking
like we're all buddies.

I'm sure his bosses would
sit up and take notice.

You really think so?

I kinda hate myself
for thinking it...

No, it crossed my mind.

It actually didn't just
cross it,

it, uh, pretty well
stuck there.

You really think
we're being played?

BARNES: What did your father
hit you with?

(monitor beeping)


You know, Malik,
I never did tell you

who my favorite
Met player is, did I?


It's David Wright.

Me, too.

You know, it's okay for you
to answer our questions.

What did your father
hit you with?

My baseball bat.

BARNES: And why
did he hit you?

MALIK: I forgot
to put the milk away.

Am I in trouble?


You're never in trouble
for telling the truth, buddy.

(blues music playing)

Good evening.

Right this way.

Nice to see you.

You, too.

This is my sister,


this is Eddie.

It's so nice

to finally meet you.

Have a seat.

Got appetizers,
drinks coming, all that.


So, we, uh, we heard you're in
town looking for apartments.

Yes. I cannot believe
how expensive it is.

I could rent
a whole house in Virginia

for what an apartment
here costs.

Yeah, well, where
are you looking?

Park Slope and Tribeca.

Well, no wonder.

Those are two
of the priciest neighborhoods.

Okay, so where
should I look, then?

I live in Brooklyn Heights.

Ooh, that's, like, actually
also very expensive.

You should maybe
think about, um, Jersey.


Okay, dump the whole
register into the bag, now!

(gunshots, screaming)

Shut up!

Put it in the bag! Do it now!

Get over there!
Move! (patrons screaming)

Fill the bag!

Stay down
and you won't get hurt!

Come on, hurry up!

Cell phones on the table!

Eddie, you got your gun?

I don't leave home
without it.

I said cell phones on the table!

(chuckling maniacally)

Okay, you go left,
I'll go right.

Get down, Eddie.

Stay down.

Put it in the bag!

Don't look at me.

We don't have all day!

Come on!

Hurry it up!

Come on!


Oh, my God!
Get back!

Please don't kill me!

I said get back!
Police. Don't move!

Drop the gun
right now!

(gunshot, patrons screaming)

(panicked shouting)

Keep your hands
where I can see 'em!

Behind your back!
Don't fight me.

Why'd you do that?

We just wanted some money.


Are you okay?

You good?


30 innocent civilians
in a small area,

two perps with loaded weapons,

and you two
successfully apprehended them

with no serious

You did everything right.

Thank you, sir.
I'm gonna write this up.

Recommend you both
for a commendation.

Just doing our jobs, boss.

Good work, officers.

Yeah. Good, man.

Oh, my God,
you guys were amazing.

I mean, really,
really amazing.

It was nothing, really.

You took those two robbers
down like it was clockwork.

I've never seen
anything like that.

Are you guys okay?

I mean, my hands are...
they're still shaking.

I was... I was so scared.

I had no idea
what was gonna happen.

Hey, trust me,
we were scared, too.

You would never know.

Well, I feel like I could
use a drink.

Me, too.

I, uh, see, I got to be up
early for work tomorrow,

so it's getting
kind of late.

Sorry, I didn't mean,
like, right now.

We actually have to stay
for a couple more hours

and do some interviews...

- Another time.
- Absolutely.

All right.


So I'll be talking to you.


It was so nice
to meet you.

- Take care. I mean, thank you.
- You, too.

- And great job.
- Have a good night.

You too.

All right.


Welcome back to One PP,
Deputy Secretary.

What is this?

Well, every so often,
I get off on the wrong foot,

especially with my colleagues
from Washington... Please.

I'm not your colleague.

So I try to show
a little extra courtesy

if and when
we meet again.

And how much does that
actually work for you?

Well, it's the thought
that counts.

Thank you, Baker.

I tried.

What do you what?

This case is not in your
jurisdiction, Commissioner.

This city is my jurisdiction.

I know that you were
behind the push

to get Child Services

To rescue a little boy.

To interfere
in diplomatic protocol.

For the sake of that boy.

Cut the crap!

It's not crap, Ms. Sanders.

You remanded Malik
into foster care?

No, our system did.

And now State has a problem
with the Moroccan government.

That's your business,
deal with it.

Don't come crying to me.

I am dealing with it.

There is a hearing set up
for family court.

They will never uphold
keeping the son

of a foreign diplomat
in foster care,

and you are going
to stay out of it.

I don't take orders from you.

These laws are in place
for a reason.

I do not make the laws,
I uphold them.

And that is exactly what
you are supposed to do, too.

The NYPD Patrol Guide
is 2,200 pages.


So it lays out
every single scenario

that could possibly
happen on the job,

to set protocol.

This is not police business.

That is exactly what it is.

A minor in the confines
of our precincts

is being serially abused
by an adult

who is charged with his care.

Is that as wide as your thinking
can go? Your precinct?

Well, it is a much bigger world
out there, Commissioner Reagan.

I think your work is done here.

You're throwing me out?

I'm asking you to leave.
This is one of those ones

where we're going to have
to agree to disagree.

Well, I'm not agreeing
to anything.

Then please, just leave.

(door opens, closes)

(phone chiming)

Who keeps texting you?

Uh, Caroline.


She interested in you?

I don't know. I haven't
known her that long yet.

But I think
the incident last night

really got to her.

Got to her how?
Well, we deal with this stuff

all the time, but people like
that, like, Josh and his sister,

you know, they're pretty shocked
when they see someone

pull out a gun
and threaten people.

It's not like they saw anything.

They were too busy cowering
under the table.

What did Josh say about it?

Gotten radio silence
from him since it happened.

Did you reach out to him?




What does that mean?

Uh, maybe he's busy,
or maybe he's...

just processing the whole thing.

Caroline doesn't seem to be
having a problem processing.

She just thinks
that you're a hero.

I'm sure Josh
thinks you're a hero, too.

Then why haven't
I heard from him?

Because he's a guy.

It's a little
intimidating, as a guy,

to watch your date
pull out a gun

and shoot an armed perp
right in front of you.

It's not like
he was trying to help,

or... or get involved
or anything.

He had no gun
and no training, Eddie.

What did you want him to do?

Swoon over me,

like Caroline seems
to be doing with you.

There's a good chance
Child Services

is gonna release him
back to his parents.

Wait. Hold on.
You came all the way down here

just to tell us that?

Well, right now,

the only person saying Malik
is being abused is Malik.

Uh, hello.
And the history of injuries.

A history of injuries can't
be attributed to the father

without some corroboration.

So, we got to find somebody
to confirm Malik's story?

Otherwise the parents can say
he sustained those injuries

in any number of ways, - I get it.
and because Child Services...

...can't enter the apartment...
I get it!

We could talk to the school.

School's always gonna side
with Child Protective Services.

The only person left
is the mother.

Coming from
that culture,

you really think

she'll contradict her husband?

No. But what other choice
do we have?


Excuse me. Detectives
Reagan and Baez.

Need to ask you a few questions
about the Nejjari family.

You know what makes
a good doorman?

You hold the door?

And hail cabs,
and collect packages.

And keep your mouth shut.

Well, you know what
makes a good cop?

Getting people to talk
when they don't want want to.

Look, I've only been here
six months,

buddy, I don't
want to lose my job.

Hey, buddy. We don't want
to lose the nine-year-old kid

who was almost beaten to death
by his father.

Malik's a nice kid.

A nice kid with bruises, welts
and fractures all over his body.

Hey, what do you want from me?
What do we want from you?

We want you to stop obstructing

our investigation.

Now, have you
ever seen him

abuse that boy?


But the wife--
that's another story.

He hits his wife?

Look, I've seen her come home
all happy, and smiling,

and come out of her apartment
an hour later with a shiner.

There's always yelling
coming from their place.

Anybody ever call the cops?

Hell, yeah! Neighbors called.
Police came.

Guess what happened.


'Cause we all know he's got
that get out of jail free card.


Let me know
where I can get one of those.

Buddy, you just got one.

Well, I found out what the smell

in the back of the car was.

Turns out Maldonado picked
up a drunk last night.

Don't even tell me anymore...
And then...

(both laugh)

I'll see you tomorrow?




Where've you been?

Haven't responded to any
of my texts or calls...

I, uh... I didn't know
what to say.

About what happened
in the restaurant last night?

Yeah. It just...
it really rocked me, Eddie.

Yeah. It really rocked me, too.

But it didn't make me
want to break off

all communication with you.

I didn't mean to break off
all communication,

I just... I had to figure out
how I was feeling.


about what?

I was doing my job, Josh.

Right. Yeah. You shot someone,

and you could've been shot.

It's kind of how it works.

Would you have preferred
if I had just done

a little duck and cover?

You mean like me?

Whoa. That's...

That is not
what I was gonna say.

Yeah. But that's
what you're thinking.

I didn't expect anything.

I haven't been able to sleep.



Nothing about
that's normal.

Eddie, come on. Stop talking
about it like it was.

You knew I was a cop
when you started dating me.

Yeah, I knew, I guess I just...

I didn't realize
what that meant.

What does that mean?

This isn't for me, Eddie.

I don't understand.

I don't, uh...

I don't want to go out
with you anymore.

I'm sorry.

Hey, Sarge.

Walked up on these
two slugging it out.

This one pulled a knife,

but, uh, he didn't use it.

Whoa, hold it. The dynamic
duo are at it again.

We have injuries
to both parties.

All right.

We'll do cross complaints on
the assaults, and hit this guy

with additional menacing

and criminal possession
of a weapon.

Wow. Two felony collars
in the past two days.

Look at you, Janko.

You're a man-eater.

Just shut your face, Maldonado.

Hey, I'm... just kidding around.

Yeah, well, don't.

Take it easy, all right?

Hey, you take it easy,

I don't need your help.

Would you back off?


Back off!

Ms. Nejjari.

Did something happen to Malik?

Malik is fine. We just
came to talk to you.

I don't think
I should be talking to you.

Well, how about we talk
and you just listen, okay?

Where did you get this?

You called 911.

That was voided.

Yeah. But the record's
still there, which means

we can open the case
any time we want.

Why are you doing this?

You know my husband
can't be charged.

Maybe we could use it
to prove that Malik

shouldn't be returned
to his father.

I can't live without my son.
He's all I have.

Well then, you could
seek asylum, and you

and your son could
both stay here.

You say that like it's so easy.

It can be easy.

Do you know what my husband
would do to me

if I went against him
in this way?

All the more reason.

I tried once before,
to get away from him.

We could protect you.


Yeah, really.

You can't arrest
or charge my husband,

but you're going to protect me?



(exhales sharply)

Gonna tell me what's going on?

There's nothing going on.

Usually when Maldonado
mouths off

you put him in his place
with a wink and a smile.

Is that what women are supposed
to do, Jamie? Wink and smile?

No. It's... It's an expression.
I just mean,

you can usually defuse
the situation without getting...

Without getting emotional?
Is that what you were gonna say?

I was gonna say
bent out of shape.

Eddie, I'm just trying
to find a way to help.

What is it, exactly, that
you want to help me with, Jamie?

With whatever's bothering you.

Well, you can't help me,
because apparently the problem

is that I don't have a penis.

Is that funny?


Because if I had a penis,
it would be all right

that I took out
two armed robbers.

No. No, no. It wouldn't be
all right. It would be

more than all right.
It would be applauded.

And I would be getting phone
calls and texts from Josh,

looking to hook up,
because he would be so turned on

that I was so heroic
and brave and awesome.

But I don't
have a penis,

so when I take out
two armed perps,

it's an assault
on my date's manhood.

If it's any consolation,

I think that
what you did was brave

and heroic and awesome.

Yeah. Because you're my partner.

You're not my boyfriend.

But if you were
my boyfriend,

you would feel emasculated,

because chicks, we're not
supposed to be the heroes,

we're supposed
to be the damsels in distress,

waiting to be rescued
by guys like you,

not the ones doing the rescuing.

Well, I think some guys would
be turned on by what you did.

Look. Hey. Let's...

go out for drinks,
we'll throw darts

at his picture...

...and we'll move on.
What do you say?

No thanks.

We can't keep being

each other's consolation prize,

I think I need to be alone.

Mmm, the quiche
is delicious, Pop.

Thank you.

Thought real men
don't each quiche.

You can call it bacon,
egg and cheese pie.

Real men don't say,
“Real men don't eat quiche.”

Oh, boy.

Why? What's wrong with it?

It's considered sexist.


Save the name calling for
campus, not at this table.

Thank you.

You're welcome, and, actually,

Real Men Don't Eat Quiche
is a title of a book

that pokes fun at male
stereotypes like that one.

So, Dad was
just being meta?

Being what?

Never mind.

JAMIE: Yeah, well,
that book might be

from the '80s,
but stereotypes

like that, I think,
are alive and well.

How's that?

Eddie's new boyfriend
just broke up with her

because of the takedown
at the restaurant.

He couldn't handle the fact
that she was a cop.

Didn't he already
know she was a cop?

He knew, but it's more like

she's a woman who carries a gun
and knows how to use it,

and once he saw it
actually in action...

it made him shrivel up.


Oh, but that wouldn't
bother you, you're saying?


So, there's no line of
work that if the woman

you were attracted to were in,
that would put you off her?

Cesspool cleaner or undertaker.

NICKY: I'm serious.

So am I.

Ah, come on.


You know, this actually

already happened
to your Uncle Jamie...

only in reverse.

It did?

With the...




Your fiancée?
I never said that...

Oh, you did, too,

after about five scotches

at PJ Clarke's that night.


Okay, can we just... move on?

Okay. Your call,
but it goes to your point.

Okay, yeah. Sidney had a problem
with it when I decided

that I was gonna be a cop
instead of a lawyer.

That's not about gender.

It's about how you see
your reflection

in the person you're with.

But gender can be a trigger.

have you ever been

made to feel different
or less important in this family

because you're female?

Well... no.

Good, 'cause this is
and always will be

an equal-opportunity family,

and I will throw quiche
and a hissy fit

at anyone who says otherwise.

Hear, hear.


It's still going.

Malik gave a
heartbreaking testimony.

Ay, yai, yai.

You know, when I
was Malik's age,

the only thing
I was afraid of

was striking out
in Little League.

Makes you realize
how lucky we were.


So, what are your thoughts
about this whole wedding thing?

Feels a little weird.

Weird, yeah. I'll say.

The what ifs.

Joe told me he
wanted to get married

at Saint Patrick's Cathedral,

bagpipes and the
whole nine yards.

He told you that?

Wow. He was
always so low-key.

Yeah, except
for celebrations.

My birthday, he was always
the first one to call.

Even before Mom and Dad?

Yeah, at 6:00 a.m.

He always wanted
to beat them to it.

He used to always call me
at 5:00 a.m. on my birthday.

I thought he was just
doing it to annoy me.

Well, you guys were always
competing against each other.


But I still wake up

at 5:00 a.m.
on every birthday.

And that's why I
know the real reason

you guys are being all cynical
about this wedding invite.


It's not just
that you're jaded.

It's... that it's
a lot more painful

if you believe it's
actually sincere.

You're overthinking it.

Look, how much longer
do we got to wait

on this thing, anyway?

A psychologist is
on the stand,

testifying that Malik
is too traumatized

to return to his father.

(door opens)


The judge ruled that Malik
is to stay in foster care

until such time
as it is safe

to be reunited with his parents.

That's good.

For who?

You know I love you

more than anything.

Then stay with me, please.

We can't, Malik.


We'll be together soon.

In the meantime,

I want you to be
a very good boy for me. Okay?



I hope you're happy.

I'm so sorry
to bother you again.

Oh, no. I-I'm sorry.
I haven't replied.

N... no, I can only imagine
what you must have thought.

I apologize for the invitation.


Yes. I really overstepped.

I... Steve and I

were going over
the final numbers,

and I realized I hadn't
heard back from you,

and when I told him, he blew up.

About what?

That I'd asked you
to the wedding.

He said it would
look like you were invited

to feather his nest,

that you were smart,

and you'd see
right through that.

He said that?
I know you don't

know Steve, but he would never
in a million years

try to pull something like that.

And never in a million years
would I think that.

Thank you for being kind.

I'm not being kind.

You and your family
meant so much to me,

and in an odd way, I guess I was
just looking for your blessing.

And you have it, always.

Well, you're off the hook.

And I am so sorry

to have put you
in that position.


(door closes)


The car's just up here.


What are you two doing here?

Making sure he
gets on that plane,

that's what we're doing here.

That won't be necessary.

This was our case.

And now we'll
take it from here.

Your flight
departs at 12:45 from...



Grab her!
BAEZ: 5-4 detectives to Central.

Requesting a bus forthwith
to ACS. I've got a man shot.

You're under arrest for...
You can't arrest me.

What are you talking about?
She's right.

She just shot this guy.

He's DOA.

I have diplomatic immunity.

And that bag is
my diplomatic pouch.

By law, you must
give it back to me.

She's right.
Can't search the bag.

Can't even charge her
with anything.

You should've just
beat him with a bat.

(knock on door)


Whoa, this is a first.

Notice I knocked.


Not as nice as
the men's locker room, right?

Didn't this used to
be the broom closet?

That figures.

Eddie, I've been thinking
about what you said,

and the thing is...

you've never been
a consolation prize.

Certainly not for me.

Yeah, I know. I was just
really pissed and disappointed.

And I think you're reading
this whole thing wrong.

Really? You think I'm reading
this whole thing wrong?

Yeah, Josh and Caroline
aren't the crazy ones.

Thing is, we're the crazy ones.

We're the ones that run

into danger when everyone else,
all normal people, run away.

And you don't need to make
apologies for who you are

or what you do for a living

because who you are
is really great,

and if Josh doesn't
see that, then...

he doesn't deserve you.

You're right. He doesn't.

I didn't like his car, anyway.

I don't like his beard.

Hipster written all over it.

Who wants a hot hipster
with cool wheels?

Not you.


And that's why I got you...

...a real consolation prize.


(clears throat)

“I kick ass”?
You do,

and you should be proud
that you do,

and anyone who ends up being
your boyfriend should, too.

(under breath):

You're never gonna wear that,
are you?


Okay. Do you want to go
to the Fireside?

Yes. It's, uh,
it's ladies night.

Would the lady
like some company?

She would.

Hey, thank you.

Ah, don't get
all girly on me.

Oh, tough guy.

(bell tolls)

We waiting for Pop?

He's already here and
probably mad we're late.

It's that whole theory
about this guy wanting us

at his wedding
'cause he's a cop is...

- You guys were all wrong.
- Yeah.

You're so suspicious
of everyone.

It's a cop thing.

It's a Reagan thing.

Here's an idea,
how about we just celebrate

something good happening
to somebody we care about?

Come on, let's go.

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