Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 10, Episode 3 - Swing - full transcript

Stabler is forced to confront his mother and the ghosts of his childhood when he learns that his daughter is in trouble with the law and in desperate need of psychiatric attention.

(male announcer)
IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM,

SEXUALLY BASED OFFENSES ARE
CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY HEINOUS.

IN NEW YORK CITY,
THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES

WHO INVESTIGATE
THESE VICIOUS FELONIES

ARE MEMBERS
OF AN ELITE SQUAD

KNOWN AS
THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.

(woman singing)
* MY FATHER WAS THE KEEPER

* OF THE EDDYSTONE LIGHT

* AND HE SLEPT WITH A MERMAID
ONE FINE NIGHT *

* OUT OF THIS UNION
THERE CAME THREE *



* A PORPOISE, A PORGY,
AND THE OTHER WAS ME *

* YO-HO-HO

* THE WIND BLOWS FREE

* OVER THE LIFE
OF THE ROLLING SEA *

GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!

[screams]
GET OUT!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

HEY, RONDA!

RONDA, CALL 911.

TELL THEM WE HAVE
AN INTRUDER!

HEY, HEY,
THAT'S MY SHOWER CURTAIN!

GET BACK HERE!

THIS CRAZY BITCH
TERRIFIED MY FAMILY.

I WANT HER ARRESTED NOW.



SIR, WE HAVE TO LOCATE
THE SUSPECT FIRST.

(Ronda)
HOW HARD CAN THAT BE?

SHE LEFT HER CLOTHES BEHIND,
AND HER WALLET.

YOU GO BACK IN.

(Stabler)
LIV.

PATROL DUMPED
THIS ONE ON US WHY?

BECAUSE A WHACK JOB WAS FOUND
NAKED IN THE SHOWER?

ELLIOT.
LAST WEEK,
IT WAS BECAUSE

A GUY HAD HIS JOHNSON OUT,
TAKING A PISS IN THE ALLEY.

WHAT'S NEXT, FELONY
PUPPY-HUMPING IN THE DOG RUN?

ELLIOT,
I CALLED YOU IN.

WHY, BECAUSE
YOUR SPIDEY SENSE

TELLS YOU SHE WAS
A RAPE VICTIM?

BECAUSE SHE'S
YOUR DAUGHTER.

KATHLEEN.

ELLIOT, YOU CAN'T
INVESTIGATE THIS.

SURE I CAN.
I'M A COP.

NOT TONIGHT.

YOU'RE THE PARENT
OF A PERP.

PATROL ONLY GAVE ME
THE HEADS UP

BECAUSE THEY FOUND
YOUR BUSINESS CARD

IN KATHLEEN'S WALLET.

I'M NOT GOING TO LET
THE PRECINCT SQUAD HANDLE THIS.

I'M GONNA FIND KATHLEEN.

MR. AND MRS. FOSTER, HI.

MY PARTNER TELLS ME YOU'VE NEVER
SEEN THIS YOUNG WOMAN BEFORE?

NEVER.

THERE'S GOTTA BE A CONNECTION
BETWEEN YOU AND HER.

YOU SAYING
WE KNEW THIS PSYCHO?

MAYBE.

MAYBE YOU DON'T REALIZE
FROM WHERE.

DO EITHER OF YOU WORK
AT HUDSON UNIVERSITY?

NO, BUT OUR NEIGHBORS

HAVE A SON WHO GOES THERE,

AND THEY HAD A PARTY
IN THEIR GARDEN TONIGHT.

THAT'S PROBABLY HOW SHE
FOUND HER WAY INTO YOUR HOUSE.

SHE JUST CLIMBED
OVER THE GARDEN WALL,

SAW THE WINDOW OPEN.

I'LL GO TALK
TO THE NEIGHBORS.

THERE'S NO REASON
TO BELIEVE

THAT THIS IS NOTHING MORE
THAN A HARMLESS PRANK.

A PRANK?

SHE BROKE INTO OUR HOUSE,
SHE STRIPPED NAKED,

AND SHE TOOK A SHOWER.

MY BABY WAS ASLEEP
IN THE NEXT ROOM.

SHE COULD HAVE BEEN HURT.
I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT THERE'S NO REASON TO BELIEVE
THAT THIS WOMAN IS DANGEROUS.

SHE'S JUST A COLLEGE KID...

BEHAVING BADLY.

CAN I GET
YOUR NAME AND BADGE NUMBER?

DETECTIVE STABLER.

OH, NOW I GET IT.

YOU'RE TRYING
TO COVER THIS UP.

NO, NO, MY DAUGHTER
WOULD NEVER HURT ANYONE.

GET OUT.

(Will)
I AM SO BUSTED.

STUPID NEIGHBORS
ALWAYS RATTING ME OUT

TO MY PARENTS.

RIGHT, AND I'M SURE
YOU DON'T DESERVE IT.

KATHLEEN CAME BACK
TO THE PARTY AFTER HER SHOWER,

BUT SHE DIDN'T STAY.

WHERE'D SHE GO?
I ALREADY
TOLD HER.

WITH THIS DUDE PORTER,

AND A COUPLE CHICKS
I DON'T KNOW.

I'M WAITING FOR HIM
TO TEXT ME BACK.

HOW DID IT GO
WITH THE FOSTERS?

OH, I STEPPED IN IT.
[phone beeps]

PORTER'S ON HIS WAY HOME
TO SACK OUT.

HE SAID THE GIRLS
WERE HEADING IN

TO RIVERSIDE PARK
AND 83rd STREET.

SHE'S GOT NO MONEY,
SHE'S GOT NO CLOTHES.
ELLIOT,
SHE'S NOT ALONE.

ONE OF HER GIRLFRIENDS
PROBABLY TOOK HER HOME.

THEY'RE ALL DRUNK.
THEY'RE NOT THINKING STRAIGHT.

THEY'D BE WAVING
GOOD-BYE TO HER

IF A TOTAL STRANGER
CAME UP AND OFFERED HER

A RIDE HOME
IN HIS VAN.

YOU CAN'T
THINK LIKE THAT.

DON'T TALK TO ME
LIKE I'M A CIVILIAN.

HEY.

THERE'S SOMEBODY
ON THE PLAYGROUND.

KATHLEEN!

DADDY!

IT'S SO COOL
YOU'RE HERE!

COME ON! YOU GOTTA
COME TRY IT.

IF YOU TILT
YOUR HEAD BACK,

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE
FLOATING IN OUTER SPACE

LIKE AN ASTRONAUT
ABOVE SOME FREAKY PLANET.

COME ON!
I DON'T THINK SO,
HONEY.

HEY, OLIVIA!

YOU WANNA
COME PLAY?

UH, THAT'S PROBABLY NOT
THE BEST IDEA, SWEETIE.

COME ON, LET ME--
LET'S GO.

BUT I DON'T WANT TO GO.

I'M HAVING SO MUCH FUN.
I DON'T WANT TO GO.

LET'S GO.

BUT I DON'T--
I DON'T WANT--

I DON'T WANT
TO TALK ABOUT IT, DAD.

THAT'S NOT AN OPTION.

FINE, YELL AT ME.
I DON'T CARE.

KATHLEEN,
I DON'T WANT TO FIGHT WITH YOU.

BUT YOU'RE IN
A LOT OF TROUBLE HERE.

YOU BROKE IN
TO SOMEONE'S HOUSE.

I DIDN'T BREAK IN.
THE WINDOW WAS OPEN.

THAT--

DON'T TRY
AND PLAY ME.

YOU KNOW LEGALLY
IT'S A CRIME.

YOU GONNA LOCK ME UP?

I'M GONNA TRY
AND FIX THINGS,

SO THAT
THEY DON'T GET WORSE.

BUT YOU GOTTA TELL ME
WHAT HAPPENED.

I TOOK SOME PILLS.

WHAT KIND OF PILLS?

I DON'T KNOW.

WHO GAVE THEM
TO YOU?
SOME GIRL.

HOW LONG
YOU BEEN USING?

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME
I TRIED ANYTHING

HARDER THAN VODKA.

I SWEAR, DAD.

I'M SORRY.

I REALLY SCREWED UP AGAIN.

SHH.

IT'S GONNA BE OKAY.

I'M GONNA FIX THIS.

I MADE YOU
SOME HOT COCOA.

THANKS, MOM.

WHERE YOU GOING?

TO FIND OUT WHO'S
PUSHING PILLS AT HUDSON.

(Julia)
LAST WEEK, I CAME HOME,
SHE WAS PAINTING THE ROOM.

SHE SAID SHE WANTED
TO LIVE INSIDE THE SUN.

I NEVER KNOW WHO
I'LL FIND HER WITH.

DO YOU HAVE NAMES

OF THE GUYS
THAT SHE'S DATING?

I DON'T KNOW
THOSE LOSERS' NAMES.

AND I WOULDN'T
CALL IT "DATING."

THEY DO DRUGS?

NOT IN FRONT
OF ME.

WHO'S THE GIRL
WHO'S GIVING HER PILLS?

WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME?

I DON'T
DO THAT STUFF.

I DON'T HANG OUT
WITH PEOPLE WHO DO,

LIKE YOUR DAUGHTER.

SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND.

WE USED TO STAY UP
ALL NIGHT

CRAMMING FOR CHEM,
EATING ICE CREAM.

AND THEN SHE STOPPED
GOING TO CLASS,

OR EVEN COMING HOME.

WHEN I ASKED HER
TO STUDY WITH ME,

SHE CALLED ME
A GEEK.

JULIA.

SHE'S IN TROUBLE.

PLEASE HELP ME.

THERE'S THIS GIRL
NAMED MIKKI BRAITHWAITE.

MIKKI BRAITHWAITE?

OOH, OOH,
IT'S THE BIG BAD WOLF.

WHAT CAN I DO
FOR YOU, OFFICER?

I'M KATHLEEN STABLER'S FATHER.

AND YOU ARE HERE
TO TELL ME

I'M A TERRIBLE INFLUENCE
ON DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL?

GET LOST.

GET LOST.

GET OUT OF HERE.

KATHLEEN IS SCREWED UP
ON DRUGS.
SO?

YOU'RE HER FRIEND.
TRY GIVING A DAMN.

GET A LIFE, POPS.

OW, LET GO OF ME,
YOU PERVERT!

OW, YOU'RE
HURTING ME!

HEY, YOU CAN'T
TOUCH MY STUFF!

YEAH?
WATCH ME.

WHAT'S THIS?

MY TAMPONS.
YOU WANT ONE?

TOLD YOU.

WELL, THAT LOOKS
LIKE COCAINE TO ME.

YOU'RE IN
A WORLD OF HURT, GIRL.

NO, YOU ARE,
DETECTIVE STABLER.

I'M UNDERCOVER.

WELL, WHY DON'T YOU PROVE
THAT ONE TO ME, OFFICER MIKKI?

IT'S NIKKI.

DETECTIVE NIKKI BRESLIN.

MANHATTAN SOUTH NARCOTICS.
SHIELD 9598.

NOW, LET'S DANCE.

MAKE IT LOOK REAL,
OR MY COVER'S BLOWN,

AND MY CAPTAIN WILL
HAVE YOUR ASS FOR BREAKFAST.

I'VE BEEN
UNDERCOVER AT HUDSON

SINCE THE START
OF THE FALL TERM.

SOMEONE'S MOVING SOME MAJOR
WEIGHT THROUGH CAMPUS.

I READ ABOUT
THE TWO O.D.s.

THREE, ACTUALLY.

SO NARCOTICS
SENT ME IN.

LUCKY ME,
I GET TO SUFFER

THROUGH BEOWULF
ALL OVER AGAIN.

MM-HMM,
AND HANG WITH MY KID.

SHE TELL YOU
I WAS ON THE JOB?

YEAH.
AND YOU WORKED
HER ANYWAY.

NOT AS A TARGET.

SHE'S NOT DEALING,
DETECTIVE,

JUST USING.

WHAT'S SHE ON?

COKE AND DOWNERS.

SHE GETS REAL HIGH,
AND USES VALIUM

TO SMOOTH OUT
THE CRASH.

GET HER INTO REHAB.

BY NEXT SEMESTER,
SHE'LL BE BACK IN SCHOOL

GETTING STRAIGHT "A"s.

WHO'S DEALING
AT HUDSON?

I CAN'T TELL YOU THAT,
AND YOU KNOW BETTER TO ASK.
I HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW.

REALLY?

YOU GIVE OUT SENSITIVE INTEL
TO THE PARENTS

OF KIDS YOU COLLAR?

(Tutuola)
EL.
WHAT?

YOUR WIFE'S DOWNSTAIRS,
AND SHE'S UPSET.

KATHY,
WHAT'S WRONG?

SHE'S GONE.
KATHLEEN'S GONE.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN SHE'S GONE?
WHAT HAPPENED?

SHE SAID SHE WAS HUNGRY,
SO I MADE HER A SANDWICH.

AND WHEN I TOOK IT UP
TO HER ROOM,

SHE'D SNUCK OUT THE WINDOW
AND DOWN THE OAK TREE.

WHAT THE HELL
WERE YOU THINKING?

WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST
STAY WITH HER?

DON'T BLAME THIS ON ME.

WE'LL FIND HER.
WE'LL FIND HER.

MAYBE SHE WENT
BACK TO HUDSON.

NO, I DON'T THINK SO.

SHE'S GOT SOME TENSION
WITH HER ROOMMATE.

WHERE DO WE START?

I HAVE AN IDEA.

WHO'S SHE?
IT'S A LONG STORY.

WHAT DO YOU GOT?

THERE'S AN ABANDONED
DRY CLEANERS

ON SECOND AND A,
WHERE HUDSON STUDENTS

HANG OUT AND GET HIGH.

WHAT'S BACK THERE?

WHAT THE HELL
ARE YOU DOING?

POLICE!
WHOA, WHOA!

SHE PICKED ME UP
IN A BAR.

(Tutuola)
SHUT UP!

KATHLEEN.
KATHLEEN.

KATHLEEN!

KATHLEEN!

SHE'S O.D.'d.

WHAT'S SHE ON?

I DON'T KNOW.

SHE TOOK
A BUNCH OF PILLS.

[coughing and gagging]

[coughing continues]

(Parnell)
WE HAD TO SEDATE HER.

AFTER WE PUMPED HER STOMACH,
SHE BECAME VERY...

AGITATED.

YOUR DAUGHTER
IS VERY SICK.

YOU MEAN
SHE'S A JUNKIE.

NO.

SHE'S SELF-MEDICATING
ON STREET DRUGS

TO COPE
WITH HER ILLNESS.

WHAT'S WRONG
WITH HER?

WELL, BASED
ON HER BEHAVIOR,

AND THE HISTORY
YOU GAVE US,

KATHLEEN'S DRUG
AND ALCOHOL ABUSE,

THE HYPERSEXUALITY,

THE DWI,
THE CREDIT CARD SHE STOLE,

WE THINK
IT'S BIPOLAR DISORDER.

MY DAUGHTER'S NOT CRAZY.

I DIDN'T SAY
SHE WAS CRAZY.

I SAID SHE'S SICK.

HOW CAN WE HELP HER?

BPD CAN BE MANAGED
WITH MEDICATION.

ONCE WE GET HER ON LITHIUM,
THE CHANCES ARE GOOD

THAT SHE CAN LEAD
A NORMAL LIFE.

I CAN'T DO THIS.

NO, DON'T GO.
I NEED SOME AIR.

[breathing heavily]

[grunts]

WHATEVER YOU'RE
GOING TO SAY, DON'T.

SOMETHING'S COME UP.

CAN IT WAIT?
NO.

ALL RIGHT,
WHAT IS IT?

THE OWNERS
OF THE HOUSE

THAT KATHLEEN BROKE INTO
FILED A COMPLAINT.

I SAW THAT COMING.
NOT AGAINST YOU.

ON KATHLEEN.

THEY CLAIM
SOME JEWELRY IS MISSING.

A DIAMOND PENDANT.

KATHLEEN WAS WEARING
A DIAMOND PENDANT

WHEN WE FOUND HER
ON THE PLAYGROUND.

CUBIC ZIRCONIA.

I GAVE THAT TO HER
FOR HER 18th BIRTHDAY.

MAYBE THE HOMEOWNERS ARE TRYING
TO PULL AN INSURANCE SCAM.

YOU KNOW, USING THE BREAK IN
TO FILE A FALSE CLAIM.

IT WOULDN'T
BE THE FIRST TIME.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY,
THEIR LAWYERS HAVE

LODGED A COMPLAINT
WITH THE D.A.'S OFFICE,

DEMANDING HER ARREST.

I CAN'T HELP YOU.

MY OFFICE
MAY PROSECUTE YOUR DAUGHTER.

IT'S A MISDEMEANOR.

IT'S CRIMINAL TRESPASS
AT BEST.

IT'S A FELONY NOW.

THAT NECKLACE WAS WORTH
A LOT OF MONEY.

KATHLEEN'S LOOKING AT GRAND
LARCENY THREE, BURG TWO.

HOW ABOUT IF I TALK
TO THE HOMEOWNERS?

THEY'RE CLAIMING
YOU USED YOUR BADGE

TO SWEEP THIS
UNDER THE RUG.

NO, NO, NO, LOOK, I WOULD
HAVE DONE THE SAME THING

EVEN IF KATHLEEN
WEREN'T MY DAUGHTER.

REALLY, HOW MANY JUNKIE THIEVES

YOU LET SLIDE RECENTLY?

LOOK, IF THEY GOT
A BEEF WITH ME,

THEY CAN BRING ME UP
ON CHARGES.

KIM.

MY DAUGHTER'S
IN A BAD WAY RIGHT NOW.

BUT SHE'S A GOOD KID.

SO I HEAR, ELLIOT.

BUT MY HANDS ARE TIED.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES,
DRUG TREATMENT, COUNSELING.

I MEAN, YOU CUT DEALS
EVERY DAY OUT OF HERE.

YEAH, BUT I CAN'T
DISCUSS THAT WITH YOU.

I'VE SAID TOO MUCH ALREADY.

I GOTTA DO SOMETHING.

GET KATHLEEN
A GOOD LAWYER.

I WON'T LET HER
GO TO RIKERS.

DOCTOR SAID
SHE'S MENTALLY ILL.

HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING,
IF A DEFENDANT

HAS A DIAGNOSED
PSYCHIATRIC CONDITION,

SHE CAN'T BE ARRESTED

IF SHE'S ADMITTED
TO A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY.

(Maddox)
YOUR NEW A.D.A.'S
A SMART COOKIE.

LOONEY BIN'S
THE SAFEST PLACE TO HIDE

FROM THE LONG ARM
OF THE LAW.

I HAVE TO SAY, ELLIOT,
I'M SURPRISED YOU CALLED ME.

MY DAUGHTER
NEEDED A SHARK.

YOU'RE THE DEADLIEST
ONE I KNOW.
THANKS.

LOOK, IF I COULD GET
THE NECKLACE BACK,

DO YOU THINK WE COULD
DO SOME HORSE TRADING?

MAYBE SWAP IT
FOR A WALK?
DON'T.

IF YOU ADMIT KATHLEEN
HAS THE NECKLACE,

THEN YOU'RE HANDING THEM
THE EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HER

ON THE LARCENY CHARGE.

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU
TO KATHLEEN.
OH, NO, NO, NO.

NO, NO, NO.

YOU'RE NOT GOING AT HER
WITHOUT ME IN THERE.

I'M NOT GOING
AT HER AT ALL.

I'M ON YOUR SIDE THIS TIME.
TRY TO REMEMBER THAT.

I WILL.
I'M STILL GOING IN THERE.

ONLY IF YOU WANT TO BE CALLED AS
A WITNESS AGAINST YOUR DAUGHTER.

YOU KNOW
A THIRD PARTY IN A ROOM

NULLIFIES
ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE.

DON'T WORRY,
I'LL BE GENTLE.

(Benson)
ELLIOT.

DETECTIVES JAWARSKI
AND CORMAN

FROM THE D.A.'S SQUAD.

SORRY FOR YOUR TROUBLES,

BUT WE GOTTA
TAKE HER IN.

SHE'S BEING ADMITTED
AS A PSYCH PATIENT.

SMART MOVE.
IT'S NOT A GAME.

(Kathleen)
I'M NOT CRAZY!

HONEY.
GO BACK INSIDE, BABY.

NO, THIS BITCH WANTS
TO LOCK ME UP!

SHH, NO, NO, NO.
THEY DO.

FINE.

TAKE ME AWAY, BOYS.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

I'M NOT GOING
TO THE NUTHOUSE.

YOU'RE GOING IF I HAVE
TO COMMIT YOU MYSELF.

YOU CAN'T.
KATHLEEN'S 19.

LEGALLY,
IT'S HER CHOICE.

SHE'S IN NO SHAPE
TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

(Maddox)
DOCTOR SAID SHE'S NOT A DANGER
TO HERSELF OR OTHERS.

WITHOUT SHOWING HOMICIDAL

OR SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR,

THEY CANNOT FORCIBLY
COMMIT HER.
TOLD YOU.

I BROUGHT YOU HERE
TO HELP ME WITH HER.

SHE'S MY CLIENT,
ELLIOT, NOT YOU.

I'VE GOT TO RESPECT
HER WISHES,

EVEN IF I DON'T
AGREE WITH THEM.

COME HERE, COME HERE.

LISTEN TO ME.
LISTEN TO ME!

THEY'RE GONNA TAKE YOU DOWN
TO CENTRAL BOOKING.

ARRAIGNMENTS ARE DOWN
FOR THE WEEK,

AND THAT MEANS YOU'RE
GONNA BE IN A CELL

WITH THE SCUM OF THE EARTH
UNTIL MONDAY MORNING.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?

SO?

YOU SURE YOU DON'T WANT
TO LISTEN TO YOUR DAD?

I'M SICK OF HIM
TELLING ME WHAT TO DO.

THIS IS MY LIFE!

KATHLEEN STABLER, YOU'RE UNDER
ARREST FOR BURGLARY...

I CAN'T LET YOU DO THIS.
AND GRAND LARCENY.

DETECTIVE, STEP BACK,
OR YOU'RE A COLLAR.

YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING
WITH YOUR PARTNER HERE?

ELLIOT, YOU GOTTA LET
THIS PLAY OUT.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.

LISTEN TO ME.
I'LL GO WITH HER.

AND I WILL STAY WITH HER
AS LONG AS I CAN.

BREATHE, YOU TWO.
SHE'S FINE.

YOU SAW KATHLEEN?

I JUST CAME BACK
FROM CENTRAL BOOKING.

SHE'S ENTERTAINING
THE ENTIRE HOLDING CELL.

THE HOOKERS REALLY LOVE
HER VERSION OF I WILL SURVIVE.

SHE'S MANIC.

BUT SHE'S
PERFECTLY SAFE.

SHE'S OKAY
TILL ARRAIGNMENT.

AND THEN WHAT?

THE D.A.'S AMENABLE
TO A LESSER CHARGE.

BUT THE VICTIMS
ARE OUT FOR BLOOD.

WHAT'S THE GAME PLAN?

KATHLEEN REFUSES
TO ADMIT

SHE HAS A MENTAL ILLNESS,
SO THE PSYCH DEFENSE IS OUT.

WE'LL HAVE TO GO
ON THE OFFENSIVE.

PUT THE VICTIMS ON TRIAL.

IT'S GOOD,
ISN'T IT?

WAIT, I--
I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

THE HOMEOWNERS CLAIM
KATHLEEN BROKE IN.

BUT THE HUSBAND WENT NEXT DOOR
TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE MUSIC.

HE COULD HAVE MET
KATHLEEN AT THE PARTY,

SNUCK HER
INSIDE HIS HOUSE

FOR A LITTLE
SHOWER SCENE.

THE WIFE WAKES UP.

HE CONCOCTS
THE INTRUDER STORY

SO HE WOULDN'T HAVE
TO EXPLAIN

THE NAKED GIRL
IN HIS BATHROOM.

YOU WANT TO LIE
TO THE JUDGE?

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED
THAT NIGHT, KATHY.

KATHLEEN KNOWS.
WHY DON'T YOU ASK HER?

I DON'T WANT THE TRUTH,
I JUST NEED PLAUSIBLE STORY

THAT GIVES THE JURY
REASONABLE DOUBT.

YOU'RE CONSTANTLY COMPLAINING
ABOUT THE DIRTY TRICKS

THAT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS PLAY,
AND NOW YOU WANT TO DO--

THAT'S WORK.
THIS IS ABOUT KATHLEEN.

NO, THIS IS ABOUT YOU.

DON'T GO THERE.
I'M NOT GOING THERE.

DON'T GO THERE.

IS THERE SOME HISTORY HERE?

SOME SKELETONS
IN THE CLOSET

I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

BIPOLAR DISORDER
RUNS IN FAMILIES.

IF WE COULD
SHOW THE COURT

THAT KATHLEEN
IS PREDISPOSED TO BPD,

THEN THE JUDGE
MIGHT CONSIDER

ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING.

RIGHT, PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT
INSTEAD OF JAIL.

(Maddox)
YES.

BUT IT'LL ONLY HAPPEN
IF KATHLEEN ADMITS SHE'S SICK.

SHE WON'T.
SHE WON'T.

OR WE CAN SHOW
A FAMILY HISTORY.

IT'S UP TO YOU, ELLIOT.

[doorbell rings]

COMING, GLADYS, THEY WON'T MIND
IF I'M FIVE MINUTES--

ELLIOT.

HI, MOM.

WELL, UH, COME IN, COME IN!

UM, I JUST HAVE TO MAKE
ONE PHONE CALL.

SIT DOWN.

JUST TOSS THE MAGAZINES.

GLADYS, BERNADETTE.

I CAN'T GO
WITH YOU TODAY.

NO, NO, NO.
IT'S OKAY, IT'S OKAY.

MY SON IS HERE.

RIGHT.

OKAY, I'LL TALK TO YOU.

OKAY, THAT'S DONE.

I'LL JUST GET
SOME LEMONADE.

NO, I'M FINE, MAMA.

I'LL BE RIGHT WITH YOU.

OH, IT'S HOT
AS HADES OUT THERE.

I HOPE YOU HAVE
AIR CONDITIONING.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE OCEAN AIR
IS SO WONDERFUL.

I JUST--I CAN'T BRING MYSELF
TO SHUT IT OUT.

IT'S SO WONDERFUL
TO SEE YOU, ELLIOT.

YOU LOOK GREAT.

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN?
I DON'T KNOW.

A COUPLE YEARS.

YOU DIDN'T CALL ME
WHEN ELI WAS BORN.

KATHY DID.
WELL...

HOW IS EVERYONE?
EVERYONE'S FINE.

UH, YOU'RE LYING.

I CAN ALWAYS TELL.
YOU SQUINT.

KATHLEEN GOT ARRESTED.

BUT YOU'RE
TAKING CARE OF IT?

I'M TRYING.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW A LOT
OF PEOPLE, YOU CAN PULL STRINGS.

PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP?

I NEED YOUR HELP.

MINE?

YOU HAVEN'T ASKED
FOR MY HELP

SINCE I TAUGHT YOU
HOW TO RIDE A BICYCLE.

MAMA.

KATHLEEN, SHE'S GOT
EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS.

AW, LITTLE KATIE.

I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

THE DOCTOR SAYS
SHE'S BIPOLAR.

SHE'S MANIC-DEPRESSIVE.

DOCTORS?
THOSE IDIOTS.

SHE'S JUST HIGH-SPIRITED.

SHE GETS IT FROM ME.

THAT'S WHY I'M HERE.

WHY?

I NEED YOU
TO TALK TO THE JUDGE.

AND SAY WHAT, EXACTLY?

THAT YOU HAVE
PROBLEMS TOO.

ME?

THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

MOM, YOU KNOW
WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

NO.

WHAT--

THE MOOD SWINGS.

YOUR IDEAS.
THE CRAZY IDEAS.

WHAT CRAZY IDEAS?

MAMA.

HITCHHIKING TO SANTA FE
TO MEET GEORGIA O'KEEFE.

WELL, THE WOMAN
WAS A GENIUS.

COPS SAW YOU
ON THE SIDE OF THE BQE,

PICKED YOU UP
IN YOUR SLIP.

WELL, I WAS WEARING IT
AS A COCKTAIL DRESS.

WHEN I WAS TEN,
YOU WANTED TO GO TO PARIS

TO BE A PAINTER.

BUT I AM A PAINTER.

LOOK, THEY SELL MY WORK
ON THE BOARDWALK.

YOU TOOK ME
TO THE AIRPORT

AND TRIED TO BUY TICKETS
WITH YOUR MACY'S CARD.

THAT WAS THE ONLY
CREDIT CARD YOUR FATHER

WOULD ALLOW ME TO HAVE.
AND DAD PICKED US UP
AT JFK--

NO, IT WAS IDLEWILD.

EVERY TIME HE BROUGHT
YOU BACK HOME,

YOU GOT INTO BED,

AND YOU STAYED THERE
FOR A MONTH.

YEAH, BECAUSE I WAS UPSET.

BECAUSE HE WAS ALWAYS TRYING
TO CRUSH MY DREAMS.

THEY'RE FANTASIES.

[stutters]

FANTASIES.

YOU'RE JUST LIKE
YOUR FATHER.

ALL BUTTONED UP.

NO IMAGINATION,
NO SPIRIT.

IF ANYTHING IS JUST A LITTLE
OUT OF THE ORDINARY,

IT SCARES YOU
TO DEATH, DOESN'T IT?

ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T FIT
INTO YOUR NEAT LITTLE BOXES,

YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE IT.

THIS IS NOT
ABOUT ME.

I NEED YOU TO HELP
YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER KATHLEEN.

[seethes]

WELL, JUST HELP HER YOURSELF.

JUST GO TELL THE JUDGE
THAT YOUR MOTHER'S

NUTTIER THAN A FRUITCAKE.

MOM, I NEED YOU
TO TALK TO THE JUDGE.

MOM, MOM,
DON'T WALK AWAY FROM ME.

I NEED SOME AIR.

MOM.

MOM.

LOOK, I DIDN'T COME HERE
TO UPSET YOU.

YOU DIDN'T?

I JUST WANT
TO HELP KATHLEEN.

MOM.

ARE YOU SURE THEY'RE RIGHT?
THE DOCTORS?

I'M SURE.

WAS I A BAD MOTHER?

NO.

WELL THEN, HOW COME
I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU

FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS, HUH?

EVERY TIME I GO TO THE CITY,
I SEE KATHY AND THE KIDS,

BUT YOU'RE NEVER HOME.

MOM, IT'S A JOB.

THINGS COME UP.
I GOTTA DO OVERTIME.

I HEARD THAT LINE
FOR 27 YEARS.

EVERY TIME YOUR FATHER
DIDN'T WANT TO DO SOMETHING,

HE SUDDENLY HAD
TO PULL A DOUBLE.

YOU'VE BEEN
AVOIDING ME.

I'M AVOIDING YOU?
YES.

THE MINUTE DAD DIES,
YOU SELL THE HOUSE

AND LEAVE TOWN,
AND I'M AVOIDING YOU?

WELL, WHAT WAS
I SUPPOSED TO DO?

SPEND THE REST
OF MY LIFE ON MY KNEES,

SAYING MY ROSARY, AND PRAYING
FOR HIS IMMORTAL SOUL?

HE SURE AS HELL
NEEDED IT.

[laughs]
AND THEN SOME.

THAT LIFE WASN'T FOR ME.

I FELT LIKE
I WAS SUFFOCATING,

LIKE I WOULD--
I WOULD DIE

IF I SPENT
ANOTHER MINUTE THERE.

HERE, AT LEAST
I CAN BREATHE.

COULDN'T BREATHE
AROUND YOUR SON?

YOU DIDN'T NEED ME.

UNTIL NOW.
YOU'RE WRONG.

I ALWAYS NEED YOU
IN MY LIFE.

BUT IT WASN'T YOUR LIFE.
IT ISN'T YOUR LIFE.

YOU'RE LIVING YOUR
FATHER'S LIFE ALL OVER AGAIN.

IF YOU COULD ONLY FIND A WAY
TO BE YOUR OWN MAN.

I KNEW
THIS WAS A MISTAKE.

HEY, YOU WANTED
TO BE AN ARCHITECT.

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT?

WAIT A MINUTE, I DIDN'T WANT
TO BE AN ARCHITECT.

I WANTED
TO BE A COP.

OH, NO,
YOU WERE VERY TALENTED.

YOU USED TO BUILD
THE MOST AMAZING BUILDINGS

WITH YOUR BLOCKS,
AND YOUR LEGOS.

I WAS EIGHT
YEARS OLD.

YOU WOULD SKETCH
THESE FANTASTIC CITIES...

I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD.
WITH SKYSCRAPERS GOING UP
TO THE HEAVENS.

IT WAS KID STUFF.

IT WAS YOUR PASSION.

WHAT HAPPENED TO IT?
WHERE DID IT GO?

INTO RESPONSIBILITIES.

INTO TAKING CARE
OF MY CHILDREN.

I DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY
OF STAYING IN BED FOR A MONTH

WHEN THINGS DON'T GO MY WAY.

OKAY, I'M SORRY.
LISTEN TO ME.

PLEASE HELP ME.

PLEASE HELP ME.

JUST ADMIT YOU'RE SICK.
ELLIOT.

IF YOU--IF YOU COULD JUST
TAKE A DEEP BREATH,

AND SMELL
THE OCEAN AIR,

FEEL THE SUN ON YOUR FACE, THE
WIND, THE SAND BENEATH YOUR--

OH, I KNOW.

LET'S BUILD
A SAND CASTLE.

OKAY?

LIKE WE USED TO
WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE.

REMEMBER THAT SUMMER
THAT WE RENTED A COTTAGE

IN WILDWOOD
FOR THE WHOLE SUMMER?

AND YOU USED TO COME OUT
EVERY MORNING AND START DIGGING.

AND THEN BY SUNSET, YOU'D HAVE
THIS WHOLE METROPOLIS.

THEN YOU'D CRY
LIKE A BABY

WHEN THE TIDE CAME
AND WASHED IT ALL AWAY.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT
I REMEMBER ABOUT THAT SUMMER?

HUH?

THE NIGHT YOU TOLD DAD
YOU WERE LEAVING US.

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT?

RUNNING AROUND, SHOUTING HOW
YOU NEEDED TO BE FREE.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE GONNA NEED
SOME SHELLS FOR THE--

FOR THE WINDOWS.

WHEN DAD PICKED ME UP
IN HIS ARMS,

YOU RAN OFF
AND GOT HIS GUN.

THREATENED TO KILL YOURSELF,

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT?

OH, YEAH, AND--
AND SOME PEBBLES FOR THE MOAT.

DO YOU REMEMBER HIM
LAUGHING AT YOU,

BECAUSE IT WAS ONLY
THE MILLIONTH TIME

THAT HE'D HEARD
THAT FROM YOU?

AND WHEN I CRIED,
YOU LIFTED UP THE REVOLVER

AND YOU SHOT AT US.

I KNOW...

WE'LL NEED SEAWEED
FOR RAPUNZEL'S HAIR

HANGING DOWN
FROM THE TOWER.

I REMEMBER THAT
CRAZED LOOK ON YOUR FACE.

OH, THIS IS GONNA
BE GOOD.

I WONDERED WHY YOU HATED US
SO MUCH, YOU WANTED US DEAD.

COME ON, ELLIOT.

WE NEED STICKS
FOR THE DRAWBRIDGE.

STOP IT, STOP IT!
WHAT?

WHY DID YOU DO THAT?

IT'S OKAY.
I CAN DO IT AGAIN.

GOOD-BYE, MOM.

I WANT TO APOLOGIZE
FOR WHAT MY DAUGHTER DID.
SAVE YOUR BREATH.

A PRETTY SPEECH ISN'T GOING
TO MAKE ME DROP THE CHARGES.

I DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO.

THAT WAS RONDA'S
GREAT-GRANDMOTHER'S.

SHE'LL BE HAPPY
TO HAVE IT BACK.

KATHLEEN TOOK IT.

WHAT YOU JUST TOLD ME COULD PUT
YOUR DAUGHTER BEHIND BARS.

YES.

IT'S THE ONLY WAY
TO SAVE HER.

(Clerk)
DOCKET ENDING 0401.

PEOPLE OF THE STATE
OF NEW YORK

VERSUS
KATHLEEN LOUISE STABLER.

HOW DOES THE DEFENDANT PLEAD?

UH, SORRY.
NOT GUILTY.

BAIL?

THE PEOPLE REQUEST
REMAND, YOUR HONOR.

THE DEFENDANT'S
A FLIGHT RISK.

A 19-YEAR-OLD GIRL,

WHOSE POLICE OFFICER FATHER
IS IN THE COURTROOM,

READY TO GUARANTEE HER
CONTINUED APPEARANCE, PLEASE.

SHE ALREADY ABSCONDED
FROM HER PARENTS' CARE.

THAT'S PRE-ARREST.
THAT'S A FAMILY MATTER.

YOUR HONOR, THIS IS A CLASSIC
CASE OF OVERCHARGING.

IT'S A MISDEMEANOR
AT BEST.

(Torres)
SHE STOLE A DIAMOND NECKLACE.

THAT'S A FELONY.

THE VICTIM'S PROPERTY
WAS RECOVERED

FROM THE DEFENDANT
BY HER OWN FATHER.

ELLIOT?
DAD?

I HATE YOU.
I HATE YOU!

(Ridenaur)
ORDER!

KISS MY ASS, BITCH!

REMOVE THE DEFENDANT.

DON'T TOUCH ME!

NO, DADDY.
DADDY, HELP ME!

HELP ME.
THEY'RE HURTING ME!

WHAT THE HELL
DID YOU DO?

SHE NEEDS HELP.

YOU THINK THAT'S WHAT
SHE'S GONNA GET AT RIKERS?

WHY DIDN'T
YOU COME TO ME?
YOU WERE
TRYING TO GET HER OFF.

ISN'T THAT WHAT
YOU HIRED ME TO DO?

WELL, I CHANGED MY MIND.

IF SHE SAYS SHE'S NOT
GOING TO THE HOSPITAL,

SHE'LL BE FORCIBLY
MEDICATED IN JAIL.

YOU BASTARD!

[sighs]

[door opens]

KATHY CALLED?

YEAH.

I'M IN THE DOG HOUSE
WITH HER.

YEAH.

AND YOU TOO?

ELLIOT.

WE'VE BEEN PARTNERS
FOR 11 YEARS.

YOU KNOW EVERYTHING
ABOUT ME.

EVEN THE PARTS
THAT I'D RATHER FORGET.

HOW COME YOU NEVER
TOLD ME ABOUT YOUR MOTHER?

NEVER CAME UP.

YOU MADE SURE
IT NEVER CAME UP.

LIV, WHAT DO YOU
WANT ME TO TELL YOU?

THINGS HAPPEN,
I DEAL WITH IT.

I MOVE ON.
I'M NOT GOING TO WALLOW IN IT.

ELLIOT, LET ME
TELL YOU SOMETHING.

BOTTLING IT UP INSIDE
HASN'T WORKED FOR YOU.

AND NEITHER HAS
BEATING UP PERPS, OR WALLS,

OR GARBAGE CANS.

KATHLEEN MAY BE SICK.

BUT YOU'RE THE ONE
WITH THE PROBLEM.

I'M THROUGH
THE LOOKING GLASS HERE, LIV.

I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE
MY DAUGHTER LOCKED UP OR...

GLAD SHE'S IN RIKERS.

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU
GOT IT ALL WORKED OUT.

IT WAS THE ONLY
OPTION I HAD.

[door closes]

(Waitress)
CAN I WARM THAT UP?

(Benson)
YES, THANK YOU.

OLIVIA BENSON?

I NEVER THOUGHT WE'D MEET.

MRS. STABLER,
THANK YOU FOR COMING.

OH, BERNIE, PLEASE.

I HAVEN'T BEEN MRS. ANYTHING
FOR AN AWFULLY LONG TIME.

WHAT CAN I GET
FOR YOU, HON?

I'LL JUST HAVE
SOME WATER, PLEASE.

WELL, I CAN SEE WHY YOU SCARE
THE PANTS OFF OF KATHY.

I WAS ALWAYS GRATEFUL
THAT THERE WEREN'T WOMEN

IN THE DEPARTMENT
IN MY DAY.

OF COURSE,

JOE MADE DO
WITH CHASING NURSES.

THANK YOU.

DOES HE EVER
TALK ABOUT ME?

TODAY WAS THE FIRST TIME.

I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT, UH--

I WAS DEAD?

YEAH, MY BOY PLAYS IT

PRETTY CLOSE
TO THE VEST.

GETS THAT
FROM HIS FATHER.

I WANTED TO TALK
TO YOU ABOUT--

FIRST, LET ME
SHOW YOU SOMETHING, OKAY?

THERE.

THAT WAS
THE THANKSGIVING DAY PAGEANT.

HE WAS A CARROT.

YEAH, I MADE THAT MYSELF

OUT OF ORANGE FELT
AND GREEN FEATHERS.

I REMEMBER HIS FATHER SAYING,

"WELL, AT LEAST
HE'S NOT A FRUIT."

(Benson)
THE YOUNGEST PICTURE
I'VE EVER SEEN OF ELLIOT

IS THE DAY HE ENTERED
THE ACADEMY.

THAT'S BECAUSE HE'S
ERASED HIS CHILDHOOD.

SEE, I...
I MADE CERTAIN CHOICES.

AND I LOST MY SON.

THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME
THE PHOTOS.

WELL, IT WAS--

IT WAS SELFISH.

I JUST NEEDED YOU TO KNOW.

KNOW WHAT?

THAT I TRIED
TO BE A GOOD MOTHER.

ELLIOT IS A GOOD MAN.

AND I KNOW HIM
WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW

THAT HE DIDN'T
GET IT FROM HIS FATHER.

THANK YOU FOR THAT, DEAR.

SEE, HE WAS ALWAYS EMBARRASSED

ABOUT MY FLAMBOYANCE.

HE WOULD'VE LIKED
A MORE CONVENTIONAL MOTHER.

SO YOU WERE ALWAYS...

DIFFERENT.
YEAH.

MY MOTHER USED TO CALL ME
A FLIBBERTIGIBBET.

I'VE BEEN ACCUSED
OF BEING IMPULSIVE,

IRRESPONSIBLE, FLIGHTY.

AND THOSE ARE JUST
THE G-RATED WORDS.

BUT YOU NEVER
SAW A DOCTOR?

IN MY DAY,

ECCENTRICITY WAS--
WAS TOLERATED.

YOU KNOW, NOW THEY'VE GOT
A PILL FOR EVERYTHING.

DID YOU EVER
TRY MEDICATION?

ONCE.

I, UM--

I HAD A FIGHT WITH JOE.

AND HIS GUN WENT OFF.

HE HAD ME COMMITTED.

AND THEY TIED ME DOWN.

AND THEY FORCED PILLS
DOWN MY THROAT.

I FELT LIKE
AN EMPTY SHELL.

LIKE SOMEONE HAD
REACHED INSIDE OF ME

AND SCOOPED OUT MY SOUL.

AND I WOULD RATHER BE DEAD
THAN GO TO THAT PLACE AGAIN.

YOU KNOW?

SO I MEAN,
I AM WHAT I AM.

I ACCEPT MYSELF.

AND I LIVE LIFE
ON MY OWN TERMS.

BUT YOU PAY
A PRETTY STEEP PRICE.

YEAH, WELL,
MAYBE I DO.

BUT IT'S MY LIFE.

AND I'M NOT GONNA GO
PARADING MYSELF

IN FRONT
OF SOME COURT

AND ANNOUNCE
TO THE WORLD

THAT I'M CRAZY.

BUT WOULD YOU DO IT
FOR YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER?

GRANDMA B?

OH, MY LITTLE KATIE.
COME HERE, BABY.

GOT TWO,
THREE MINUTES,

AND I GOTTA
GET HER BACK.

OKAY.
I OWE YOU BIG TIME.

I CAN'T BELIEVE
YOU'RE HERE.

WELL,

HOW COULD I MISS
THE OPPORTUNITY

TO SEE HOW RAVISHING
YOU ARE IN DAY-GLO?

I UNDERSTAND YOU'VE BEEN
GETTING YOURSELF

INTO ALL KINDS
OF TROUBLE, HUH?

ARE YOU GONNA
YELL AT ME TOO?

ME?
YOUR PARTNER IN CRIME?

[laughs]

REMEMBER WHEN WE TOOK
YOUR GRANDFATHER'S FEDORA

FOR THE SNOWMAN,
AND HIS LAST CUBAN CIGAR?

HE WAS PRETTY PISSED.

BUT YOU TOLD HIM
TO GET STUFFED.

YEAH, WELL, I WAS TRYING
NOT TO CURSE IN FRONT OF YOU.

AS IF THE F-BOMB DOESN'T
GET DROPPED AT MY HOUSE.

USUALLY AT ME.

GRANDMA?

DO YOU THINK
I'M CRAZY?

DO YOU FEEL CRAZY?

I DON'T KNOW.

IT'S LIKE THE WORLD IS FULL
OF THESE TINGLING FORCE FIELDS,

AND EVERYTHING I TOUCH
MAKES ME SHIVER.

YEAH, AND THEN,
SOMETIMES, JUST THE THOUGHT

OF GETTING OUT OF BED
MAKES YOU SO TIRED,

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED
A 12-HOUR NAP?

YEAH.

WELL, THAT'S THE PRICE
WE PAY FOR GREATNESS, HONEY.

THE HIGHER YOU FLY,
THE FARTHER YOU FALL.

WELL, THIS TIME,
I CRASHED AND BURNED.

DAD HATES ME.

NO, HE DOESN'T HATE YOU.

BELIEVE ME,
IF HE HATED YOU,

HE'D JUST WALK RIGHT OUT
OF YOUR LIFE.

I'M IN JAIL.
HE PUT ME HERE.

NO, YOU PUT YOURSELF HERE.

SO YOU CAME HERE TO TELL ME
YOU AGREE WITH HIM?

UM...

IN 1969, THERE WAS
THIS AMAZING SNOWSTORM.

IT WAS A BLIZZARD; EVERYBODY
WAS SNOWBOUND FOR DAYS.

EVERYONE EXCEPT ME
AND YOUR FATHER.

I DROVE US
INTO THE CITY.

WE WERE THE ONLY CAR
ON BROADWAY.

IT WAS JUST GLORIOUS.

I DROVE FASTER
AND FASTER.

I FELT LIKE I WAS DRIVING
A MAGICAL SLEIGH.

AND YOUR FATHER WAS SCARED.

HE KEPT SHOUTING
"STOP, MOMMY, STOP!"

BUT I WAS CHASING SNOWFLAKES.

SO MANY
BEAUTIFUL SNOWFLAKES.

UNTIL I CHASED ONE
INTO A LAMPPOST.

I TOTALED THE CAR.

AND I BROKE
YOUR DADDY'S ARM.

HE NEVER TOLD ME
THAT STORY.

NO, HE NEVER TOLD ANYBODY
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

SEE, WE ALL
MAKE MISTAKES, KATIE.

THERE'S NO SHAME IN THAT.

BUT YOU DO HAVE TO TAKE
RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

I'VE DONE A LOT
OF BAD STUFF TOO.

WITH BOYS.

YOU'RE A BEAUTIFUL GIRL.
BOYS HAVE ALWAYS LIKED YOU.

THEY JUST
WANTED SEX.

AND I GAVE IT
TO THEM.

A LOT OF THEM.

EVEN ONES
I DIDN'T KNOW.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT,
IT MAKES ME WANT TO DIE.

HONEY.

THERE'S NOTHING
WE CAN DO ABOUT THE PAST.

BUT YOU CAN
START FRESH TOMORROW.

HOW?

BY HUGGING
THE ONES WHO LOVE YOU,

EVEN WHEN YOU THINK
THAT THEY MIGHT NOT WANT IT.

IT'S TIME.

WAIT, YOU DIDN'T ANSWER
MY QUESTION, GRANDMA.

DO YOU THINK
I'M CRAZY?

I THINK YOU'RE DIFFERENT.

LIKE ME.

I'VE LIVED THE LIFE
I WANTED TO LIVE.

AND I'VE PAID
A TERRIBLE PRICE.

OKAY, NOW YOU HAVE
TO DO SOMETHING FOR ME.

ANYTHING.

DON'T TELL HIM
I WAS HERE.

HOW DO YOU PLEAD,
MS. STABLER?

GUILTY, YOUR HONOR.

(Torres)
THE PEOPLE HAVE AGREED
TO ACCEPT

A PRE-INDICTMENT PLEA TO THE
LESSER INCLUDED MISDEMEANOR.

AND IN RETURN, THE DEFENDANT
HAS AGREED TO ENTER

IN-PATIENT
PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT.

(Ridenaur)
ARE THE VICTIMS ON BOARD?

(Torres)
THEY ARE.

(Ridenaur)
MS. STABLER, ARE YOU PREPARED
TO COOPERATE WITH YOUR DOCTORS?

YES, I KNOW I HAVE A PROBLEM,
AND I WANT TO GET HELP.

I'LL TAKE MEDICATION.

(Ridenaur)
I WILL ACCEPT A GUILTY PLEA.

IF THE DEFENDANT
COMPLETES HER TREATMENT,

THE CHARGE
WILL BE DISMISSED.

I WANT TO SEE YOU BACK HERE
IN SIX MONTHS

FOR A STATUS CHECK.

[gavel bangs]

WHAT THE HELL
JUST HAPPENED?

MAYBE GOD REMEMBERED
HOW CUTE YOU WERE AS A CARROT.

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