Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 10, Episode 5 - Retro - full transcript

While investigating a case involving a baby infected with the AIDS virus, the unit uncovers a connection to a doctor who claims that AIDS does not exist and is part of a government conspiracy.

(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.

[alarm ringing]

(Peege)
PHONE ALARM, BOX NUMBER 3354,

1629 BROADWAY.

STRUCTURAL FIRE
IN A BROWNSTONE.



[alarms]

(Gezmur)
DISPATCH,
ENGINE 99 IS EN ROUTE.

(fire truck driver)
HOLD ON!

GET THAT CAB OUTTA HERE!

(Gezmur)
WHAT THE HELL?

ARE YOU TRYING
TO GET YOURSELF KILLED?

THE BABY, THE BABY!
WHAT'S WRONG?

SHE'S SICK!
WHERE'D YOU FIND HER?

A LADY LEFT HER
IN MY TAXI.

THEY SAY BRING BABIES
TO THE FIREHOUSE.

KID'S BURNING UP
WITH THE FEVER, LOU.

MOVE THE CAB.
WE'LL TAKE CARE OF HER.

ENGINE 99 TO DISPATCH.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY
IN FRONT OF QUARTERS.



PLEASE RUSH EMS.

[alarms blaring]

BABY HAS SEVERE
ORAL CANDIDIASIS

AND A TEMP OF 105.

I'D SAY BASED ON HER SIZE,
SHE'S ABOUT FIVE MONTHS.

(Stabler)
YOU LOST ME AT CANDIDIASIS.

(Dr. Massey)
IT'S A FUNGAL INFECTION
COMMONLY KNOWN AS THRUSH.

THAT'S NOT
AN STD, DR. MASSEY.

YEAH, WELL,
SHE WASN'T SEXUALLY ABUSED.

SO WHY'D YOU CALL US?
ACS HANDLES ABANDONED KIDS.

(Dr. Massey)
WHAT'S HAPPENED
TO HER IS A CRIME.

KIDS ONLY GET THIS SICK
WHEN THEY'RE NOT TREATED.

TREATED FOR WHAT?
HIV.

SHE HAS AIDS.
ADVANCED.

AND HER PARENTS DIDN'T DO
A DAMN THING ABOUT IT.

IF THAT'S NOT A CRIME,
WHAT IS?

WHERE DID YOU
DROP HER OFF?

PORT AUTHORITY. SHE LEFT
THE BAG ON THE BACKSEAT.

I NOTICED IT A BLOCK AWAY
WHEN THE BABY STARTED TO CRY.

WHEN I TRIED TO CALM HER,
I FELT THE FEVER.

(Morales)
CAB-CAM TAKES TEN IMAGES,

ONE PER SECOND
AFTER DOOR OPENS OR CLOSES.

HERE'S THE LAST PHOTO.

9:43 A.M.

(Stabler)
MARONG AT THE FIREHOUSE.

BABY'S MOTHER SHOULD BE
RIGHT BEFORE THIS.

(Morales)
NOT UNLESS SHE'S
A 65-YEAR-OLD MAN.

HE'S THE NEXT FACE
BACK IN THE CAMERA'S MEMORY.

(Stabler)
MR. MARONG!
COME HERE.

MR. MARONG,

THE BABY'S MOTHER
WASN'T ON THAT CAMERA.

HOW COULD THAT BE?

'CAUSE THERE IS NO MOTHER?

I WANT YOU TO TELL ME
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

I TURN OFF THE CAMERA
BEFORE THE LADY GOT IN MY CAR.

AND YOU DIDN'T RUN THE METER

BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO PUT A FEW
EXTRA BUCKS IN YOUR POCKET?

GAS COST SO MUCH.

IT'S THE ONLY WAY
TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

I TURN OFF THE CAMERA IN CASE
THE TAXI COMMISSIONER CHECKS IT.

(Benson)
EL.

STAY RIGHT HERE.

THAT WAS MUNCH.
HE RAN MARONG--NO RECORD.

AND NO BABY GIRLS
WENT MISSING

IN THE LAST MONTH
IN THE TRI-STATE AREA.

THAT'S GREAT.
HE TURNED OFF THE CAB-CAM.

NO PICTURES
OF THE BABY'S MOTHER.
[cell phone rings]

OKAY.

MR. MARONG, WE'RE SENDING YOU
OVER TO OUR OFFICE

SO YOU CAN DESCRIBE THE BABY'S
MOTHER TO A SKETCH ARTIST.

I'LL DO MY BEST.

WARNER NEEDS US
AT THE MORGUE.

DID THE BABY DIE?

NO, BUT SHE'S SEPTIC.

DR. MASSEY'S LOADING HER UP
WITH BIG GUN ANTIBIOTICS.

SO WHY ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH
A KID WHO'S STILL BREATHING?

MASSEY AND I WORKED
TOGETHER

ON AN AIDS
SURVEILLANCE TEAM.

SHE SENT ME AN ORAL SWAB
FROM YOUR BABY DOE

SO I COULD RUN HER DNA.

WHY? SHE'S NOT GONNA BE
IN THE SYSTEM.

I THOUGHT HER MOTHER
MIGHT BE,

AND THEIR MITOCHONDRIAL DNA
WILL MATCH.

A LOT OF KIDS WITH HIV

ARE BORN TO WOMEN
WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS.

JUNKIES AND HOOKERS.
SO YOU GOT A HIT?

MOM IS JOANNE SUAREZ.

A FREQUENT GUEST OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

JOANNE HAVE A LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS?

CHARMING LITTLE PLACE.
RIKERS.

[pounds table]
YOU GOT THE WRONG CONVICT.

I DON'T HAVE A DAUGHTER.
CHECK MY INTAKE FORMS.

C.O.!

YEAH, WELL, WE CHECKED
YOUR BABY'S DNA,

AND IT MATCHES YOURS,
SO WHY DON'T YOU SIT DOWN?

WHY'D YOU LIE
TO CORRECTIONS

AND SAY THAT YOU
DIDN'T HAVE A CHILD?

BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT SOCIAL
SERVICES TO FIND OUT ABOUT HER.

THEY TAKE YOUR BABY
WHEN YOU'RE HIGH.

SO I HAD HER AT HOME.
NEVER GOT A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

YOU TELL THE FATHER?

I DON'T KNOW WHO HE IS.

SHE'S A TRICK BABY,

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN
THAT I DON'T LOVE HER.

WHY ARE YOU HERE?
IS ANTONIA OKAY?

WELL, SHE'S IN THE HOSPITAL
WITH AIDS.

WHICH MEANS
YOU'RE HIV POSITIVE.

BUT I QUIT USING
WHEN I WAS PREGNANT.

I DID EVERYTHING I COULD
TO KEEP HER CLEAN!

EXCEPT TAKING ANTIRETROVIRALS
BEFORE SHE WAS BORN.

WHICH COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS
FROM HAPPENING.

I NEVER MEANT TO HURT
MY LITTLE GIRL!

WHO'D YOU LEAVE
YOUR CHILD WITH

WHEN YOU GOT LOCKED UP?

[sobs]
IDA JALLOW.

MY DOWNSTAIRS NEIGHBOR.

SHE PROMISED THAT SHE
WOULD TAKE CARE OF HER FOR ME.

(Benson)
IDA JALLOW?

POLICE?

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

THERE ARE HERE
TO SEE ME, IDA.

DETECTIVES.

YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS.

OUR GREEN CARDS
HAVE EXPIRED.

WE WERE AFRAID WE WOULD BE SENT
BACK TO GAMBIA.

WE DIDN'T KNOW
WHAT TO DO.

ANTONIA JUST GOT
SICKER AND SICKER.

SO YOU LIED ABOUT FINDING HER
IN THE CAB TO GET RID OF HER.

NO! I DIDN'T WANT HER
TO DIE.

WE LOVED HER
LIKE SHE WAS OUR OWN.

EVERYTHING WAS FINE
UNTIL SHE STOPPED EATING.

WE THOUGHT SHE MISSED
HER MOTHER,

THEN I SAW THE WHITE SPOTS
IN HER MOUTH,

AND I KNEW IT WAS AIDS.

HOW?

MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED
IN MY COUNTRY.

I RAISED MY SISTER,
AND SHE HAD THE SAME SICKNESS.

SO YOU KNEW HOW SICK
ANTONIA WAS.

WHY DIDN'T YOU BRING HER
TO THE HOSPITAL?

BECAUSE THE AIDS MEDICINES
ARE POISON.

WHO TOLD YOU THAT?

OUR PRESIDENT.
BUT HE HAS FOUND A CURE.

HE RUBS A GREEN PASTE OF HERBS
ON HIS PATIENTS' CHESTS--

HOLD ON.

THE PRESIDENT OF GAMBIA
DOES THIS HIMSELF?

EVERY THURSDAY.

AND THEN HE GIVES THEM
THE BITTER YELLOW BREW

AND TWO BANANAS...

AND THEY'RE CURED.

DID YOU TRY TO CURE
ANTONIA?

NO. THE PRESIDENT'S RECIPE
IS SECRET.

(Ida)
SO WE WENT ON THE INTERNET

AND FOUND A DOCTOR
WHO BELIEVES AS WE DO.

HE GAVE ANTONIA VITAMINS.

BUT SHE JUST GOT WORSE.

OKAY. THIS DOCTOR,
WHAT'S HIS NAME?

I ALSO INSTRUCTED
THE MARONGS

TO GIVE HER YOGURT.

YOGURT FOR AIDS.
ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?

NOT EVERY PATIENT WITH HIV
NEEDS MEDICATION.

ANTONIA SUAREZ PRESENTED
WITH A MINOR CASE OF THRUSH,

AND I CHOSE
AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT

WHICH HAS WORKED VERY WELL.

WELL ENOUGH
THAT SHE NEARLY DIED FROM IT.

AND THEN, AS I INSTRUCTED
THE MARONGS,

THEY SHOULD HAVE COME BACK
FOR MORE THERAPY.

LIKE WHAT, PUDDING?

NO, ANTIFUNGAL MEDICATION,

AS ANY MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
WOULD PRESCRIBE.

A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

WOULD HAVE GIVEN THE CHILD
ITS HIV POSITIVE MEDICINE

ON THE FIRST VISIT.

YOU'RE A QUACK.

WE'RE THROUGH.

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU CURED
WITH VITAMINS AND YOGURT?

I HAVE PATIENTS WAITING.

GOD HELP THEM.

(Greylek)
HUTTON'S
A WALKING MALPRACTICE SUIT.

STICK THE STATE MEDICAL BOARD
ON HIM.

WHILE MORE OF HIS
PATIENTS DIE?
YOGURT'S NOT A MURDER WEAPON.

HOLISTIC MEDICINE
HAS A PLACE IN THE LAW,

AND PATIENTS HAVE A RIGHT
TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN TREATMENT.

WHEN IT'S BASED ON SCIENCE
AND NOT VOODOO.

WANNA SEE SOME HOCUS-POCUS?

CHECK OUT DR. DEMENTO'S
WEB SITE.

"THE TRUTH ABOUT HIV."

"THERE'S NO PROOF
THAT HIV CAUSES AIDS.

"THE ANTI-HIV MEDICATIONS

BIG PHARMA MAKES
WILL KILL YOU."

THIS GUY
IS A FRUITCAKE.

ACCORDING TO HUTTON,
AIDS IS A GLOBAL CONSPIRACY

FUNDED BY PHARMACEUTICAL
COMPANIES TO MAKE BIG BUCKS.

AND COMMIT GENOCIDE.

MY PARENTS
BELIEVED THE GOVERNMENT

CREATED HIV IN A LAB,

AND THE CIA SPREAD IT IN THE
PRISONS TO KILL BLACKS AND GAYS.

HOW DOES A DOCTOR
BELIEVE THIS CRAP?

HE'S AN AIDS DENIER,
PART OF A MISGUIDED MINORITY

WHO BELIEVES THAT HIV
DOESN'T CAUSE AIDS,

AND THAT AIDS ITSELF
DOESN'T EXIST.

WELL, HIS DENIAL NEARLY KILLED
ANTONIA SUAREZ.

WHAT'S HER PROGNOSIS?
SHE'S DOING OKAY.

BUT DR. MASSEY
DOESN'T THINK

SHE'S GONNA MAKE IT
TO HIGH SCHOOL.

CHANCES ARE SHE'S NOT
HIS FIRST MEDICAL SCREW-UP.

IT'S TIME WE PUT
DR. DO-NOTHING OUT OF BUSINESS.

WELL,
HUTTON'S NOT TALKING,

AND PRIVILEGE
PUTS HIS FILES OFF LIMITS,

SO HOW ARE WE GONNA FIND
THESE PATIENTS?

I'LL CALL SOME REPORTER FRIENDS,
USE THE MEDIA TO SMOKE HIM OUT.

(Greylek)
THIS POOR LITTLE BABY
IS IN STABLE CONDITION

AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL.

WE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC

TO HELP US FIND HER FATHER.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION,
PLEASE CALL

SVU'S CONFIDENTIAL TIP LINE
AT THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

MISS GREYLEK, WHY IS THE BABY
IN THE HOSPITAL?

SHE WAS RUSHED THERE
AFTER NEARLY DYING

FROM RECKLESS TREATMENT
FOR A LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS.

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE
FOR THIS RECKLESS TREATMENT?

A LICENSED PHYSICIAN.

(woman)
WHAT'S HIS NAME?
DR. GIDEON HUTTON.

ARE YOU INVESTIGATING HIM?

NOT AT THIS TIME.

BUT WE ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC
TO PLEASE COME FORWARD

WITH ANY INFORMATION

REGARDING ANY
OF DR. HUTTON'S OTHER PATIENTS.

(Hutton)
THIS LIBELOUS TRASH

HAS BEEN RUNNING
ALL AFTERNOON!

I AM DONE WITH YOU PEOPLE

PROPAGATING LIES
ABOUT MY CLIENT.

MISS GREYLEK IS DOING
THE PROPAGATING, COUNSELOR.

YOUR BEEF
IS WITH THE D.A.'S OFFICE.

NO,
IT'S WITH YOUR DETECTIVES.

THEY INTERROGATED
DR. HUTTON IN HIS OFFICE

WITHOUT ME PRESENT.

THAT WAS
A FRIENDLY CHAT.

WHEN WE INTERROGATE DR. HUTTON,
HE'LL KNOW IT.

YOU'RE SCARING
MY PATIENTS.

THEY SHOULD BE SCARED.

THAT'S IT.
LET'S GO, GIDEON.

WE GET A PUBLIC APOLOGY
WITHIN 24 HOURS,

OR YOU'RE AT THE WRONG END

OF A VERY EXPENSIVE LAWSUIT.

I GUESS A HUG'S
OUT OF THE QUESTION?

WHAT DID YOU GET
FROM THE TIP LINE?

A COUPLE HUNDRED PEOPLE
SAY THAT HUTTON

IS THE GREATEST DOCTOR
SINCE ALBERT SCHWEITZER.

TALK TO ANYONE WHO'S
NOT A MEMBER OF THE FAN CLUB?

ONE ANONYMOUS CALLER
SAYS THAT HUTTON

IS TREATING A GIRL
NAMED LISA ROSS WITH HIV,

BUT HE'S
NOT DOING ANYTHING.

[knocking]

CAN I HELP YOU?

YEAH, POLICE.
LISA ROSS LIVE HERE?

SHE USED TO.

DID SHE MOVE?

NO.
MY SISTER'S DEAD.

THAT'S LISA.

THAT WAS TWO MONTHS AGO.

IT WAS JUST BEFORE
SHE DIED.

WE'RE SO SORRY
FOR YOUR LOSS.

THANK YOU.
MOM.

TOMMY, HOMEWORK NOW.

HOW DID YOUR DAUGHTER
DIE?

AN ALLERGIC REACTION
TO PENICILLIN.

SHE HAD A COUGH
AND A FEVER.

I TOOK HER
TO THE FAMILY DOCTOR.

GIDEON HUTTON?

YEAH.

HE PRESCRIBED AMOXICILLIN,

I GAVE HER A DOSE OF IT.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN...

SHE WAS HAVING TROUBLE
BREATHING,

SO I RUSHED HER BACK.

HE GAVE HER A SHOT
OF ADRENALINE.

HE EVEN SHOCKED HER HEART,

BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

SHE WAS GONE.

DR. HUTTON DIDN'T KNOW

THAT SHE WAS ALLERGIC
TO PENICILLIN?

I DIDN'T KNOW
SHE WAS ALLERGIC TO PENICILLIN.

SHE'D NEVER TAKEN
AN ANTIBIOTIC BEFORE.

LISA WAS VERY HEALTHY.

SHE WAS VERY HEALTHY
UNTIL SHE HAD THAT COLD.

MISS ROSS,
WE RECEIVED AN ANONYMOUS CALL

CLAIMING THAT LISA HAD HIV

AND DR. HUTTON
WASN'T TREATING HER FOR IT.

IT'S NOT HIS FAULT...
THAT SHE DIED.

IT WAS...AN ACCIDENT.

WELL, WE NEED TO BE SURE,

SO WE'D LIKE TO ASK YOU
FOR YOUR PERMISSION

TO SEE
HER MEDICAL RECORDS.

[exhales]
GOD, MY HUSBAND DIED...

BEFORE I FOUND OUT
I WAS PREGNANT WITH LISA,

AND NOW I CAN BARELY...

GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING
WITHOUT HER.

JUST PLEASE, WOULD--

LEAVE ME AND TOMMY ALONE.

IF HUTTON MADE A MISTAKE,

THE M.E. WOULD HAVE SENT
HER CASE TO YOU.

LISA'S BODY NEVER MADE IT
TO THE M.E.

HUTTON SIGNED
THE DEATH CERTIFICATE.

THE M.E. IS SUPPOSED
TO INVESTIGATE

EVERY SUDDEN DEATH
OF A CHILD IN THE CITY.

UNLESS IT HAPPENS
IN A HOSPITAL

OR IN A DOCTOR'S OFFICE

WHERE LIFE-SAVING EFFORTS
ARE FULLY DOCUMENTED.

WITHOUT AN AUTOPSY,

WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IF LISA
WAS HIV POSITIVE.

AND WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH
TO CONVINCE A JUDGE

TO SUBPOENA HER MEDICAL RECORDS.

OKAY.
SO WHAT DO WE NEED?

YOUR ANONYMOUS TIPSTER.

BE A LOT EASIER
TO FIND YOUR GUY

IF WE COULD TRACE
OUR TIP LINES.

AS SOON AS THE WORD
GOT OUT,

WE'D NEVER GET
ANOTHER TIP.

MUNCH GET ANYTHING
ON SUSAN?

HE JUST EMAILED ME
SOME FILES.

SHE TAUGHT ENGLISH

AT A PRIVATE SCHOOL
IN CONNECTICUT

UP UNTIL THREE YEARS AGO,

THEN OUT OF THE BLUE,
SHE'S A STAY-AT-HOME MOM

WITH A MANHATTAN CONDO

AND A BIG, FAT BANK ACCOUNT.

(Morales)
OKAY, HERE'S YOUR
ANONYMOUS CALLER.

(Munch)
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.
CONFIDENTIAL TIP LINE.

(man)
I SAW THAT NEWS PIECE
ABOUT DR. HUTTON.

HE TAKES CARE OF A LITTLE GIRL
NAMED LISA ROSS.

SHE HAS HIV, AND HE IS NOT
DOING ANYTHING TO HELP HER.

(Munch)
DO YOU KNOW WHERE
THIS GIRL LIVES?

(man)
602 EAST 73RD STREET.

[indistinct sound,
dial tone]

(Munch)
SIR?

I HEARD A NOISE
JUST BEFORE HE HUNG UP.

I HEARD IT TOO.
CAN YOU ISOLATE THAT SOUND?

HOW'S THIS?

[bell ringing]

IT'S A BELL.
LIKE AT A SCHOOL.

SUSAN ROSS WAS A TEACHER.

MAYBE ONE OF HER COLLEAGUES
RATTED HER OUT.

(Stabler)
COULD BE THE SAME ONE
WHO COSIGNED HER CAR LOAN.

JACK LUFTON.
TEACHES CHEMISTRY.

(Jack)
YEAH, I CALLED YOUR TIP LINE.

(Benson)
YOU DIDN'T KNOW
LISA WAS DEAD.

NO.
BUT I'M NOT SURPRISED.

SUSAN AND I WENT OUT
FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF

AFTER LISA WAS BORN.

I WAS MONOGAMOUS
THE WHOLE TIME.

BUT THEN I CAME UP
HIV POSITIVE

ON SOME INSURANCE PHYSICAL.

YOU TELL SUSAN?

TELL HER?
I WENT NUTS.

YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAID?

"WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
HIV DOESN'T MAKE YOU SICK."

SHE KNEW SHE HAD HIV.

SHE, AND HER HUSBAND ED,
AND TOMMY

WENT ON SAFARI IN KENYA
BACK IN '03.

THEIR JEEP FLIPPED OVER.

ED WAS KILLED.

TOMMY WAS FINE,

BUT THE BLOOD TRANSFUSION
THAT SAVED SUSAN'S LIFE

INFECTED HER.

AND THEN SHE INFECTED ME.

HOW YOU DOING?

I'M ON ARVs.
MY VIRAL LOAD IS NEAR ZERO.

AND I FEEL GREAT.

DID YOU TELL THE SCHOOL?
YEAH, RIGHT AWAY.

AND THAT'S WHY SUSAN
GOT FIRED.

AND THE ADMINISTRATION
DECIDED TO PAY HER SEVEN FIGURES

SO SHE WOULDN'T SUE.

WHY WAS SHE FIRED
AND NOT YOU?

WELL, SHE THINKS HIV
IS HARMLESS.

WHAT IF SHE CUTS HERSELF

AND ONE OF HER STUDENTS
GETS EXPOSED?

HELL, SHE DOESN'T EVEN TAKE
PRECAUTIONS WITH HER OWN KIDS.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

SHE BREAST-FED LISA
FOR A YEAR AFTER SHE WAS BORN

BECAUSE DR. HUTTON
TOLD HER IT WAS OKAY.

2/3 OF THE WORLD'S
HIV POSITIVE KIDS

GET INFECTED DURING PREGNANCY
OR AT BIRTH FROM THE MOTHER.

THE REST ACQUIRE IT
DURING BREAST-FEEDING.

OKAY, SO SUSAN COULD HAVE PASSED
THE VIRUS TO LISA

EITHER WAY.

IT'S A SHAME.

HIV POSITIVE WOMEN
IN THIS COUNTRY

HAVE A 98% CHANCE
OF HAVING A HEALTHY BABY.

IF THEY TAKE ANTIRETROVIRALS
DURING PREGNANCY

AND PUT THE CHILD ON MEDS
AFTER BIRTH.

WHICH SUSAN
PROBABLY DIDN'T DO

BECAUSE SHE THINKS
HIV IS HARMLESS.

YEAH, SHE PUT LISA'S LIFE
IN DANGER

BY BREAST-FEEDING HER

AND BY WITHHOLDING MEDICATION
WHEN LISA GOT SICK.

AND SINCE ANY REASONABLE PERSON
KNOWS HIV CAUSES AIDS,

THAT'S CRIMINALLY
NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE.

(Stabler)
OKAY, WELL,

HUTTON IS
OUR REAL PROBLEM HERE.

HOW DO WE STOP HIM
BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DIES?

IF HUTTON KNEW SUSAN
HAD HIV,

HE HAD A LEGAL DUTY TO MAKE SURE
HER KIDS WERE TESTED.

EVEN IF HE BELIEVES
THAT HIV DOESN'T CAUSE AIDS?

DOCTORS HAVE TO OFFER PATIENTS

TREATMENTS
THAT ARE PROVEN EFFECTIVE.

IN LISA'S CASE,
AN HIV TEST

AND ANTIRETROVIRALS
IF SHE TESTED POSITIVE.

OKAY, BUT HOW DO WE PROVE
SHE DIED OF AIDS

AND NOT AN ALLERGIC REACTION
TO PENICILLIN?

WELL, WE HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH
PROBABLE CAUSE NOW.

I'LL SUBPOENA
HUTTON'S FILES.

THERE'S ONLY ONE CONCLUSIVE WAY
TO FIND OUT WHAT KILLED LISA.

[Warner, dictating]
BODY IS THAT OF AN EMBALMED
FOUR-YEAR-OLD CAUCASIAN FEMALE.

DECEASED APPROXIMATELY
TWO MONTHS.

INITIALLY DETERMINED
CAUSE OF DEATH

HAS NOW BEEN CALLED
INTO QUESTION,

REQUIRING EXHUMATION AND FULL
POST-MORTEM EXAMINATION.

(Susan)
YOU DUG UP MY DAUGHTER?

HOW COULD YOU DO
SUCH A HORRIBLE THING?

HOW COULD YOU KILL HER?

MY CLIENT HAD AN ABSOLUTE RIGHT
TO BREAST-FEED HER CHILD.

BUT SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT
TO INFECT HER WITH HIV

AND TO WITHHOLD MEDICATION.

I DID NOT HURT MY BABY.

I LOVED LISA.

I DID NOT MAKE HER SICK.

THE SKIN SHOWS NO SIGN
OF ABUSE-RELATED TRAUMA.

THERE ARE NEEDLES PUNCTURES
TO THE CHEST AND ARMS

CONSISTENT WITH EFFORTS
TO RESUSCITATE.

MY CLIENT DID EVERYTHING
HE COULD TO SAVE LISA.

EVERYTHING BUT TREAT
THE TIME BOMB

HE KNEW WAS TICKING
INSIDE HER.

I HAVE NO IDEA
WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT,

AND NEITHER DO YOU.

NO, THE ONLY THING
THAT WE DON'T KNOW

IS WHETHER LISA
WAS YOUR FIRST MISTAKE.

BUT YOU CAN BET YOUR ASS
SHE'S YOUR LAST.

ALL ORGANS ARE PRESENT
AND IN THEIR PROPER POSITIONS.

BOTH KIDNEY AND LIVER
APPEAR ENLARGED.

AN ULCERATED LESION
ON THE UPPER LIP

SUGGESTS A VIRAL INCLUSION.

(Susan)
DR. HUTTON SAID
IT WAS A CANKER SORE.

IT WOULD GO AWAY
BY ITSELF.

SO YOU TOOK HER TO SEE HIM
BEFORE THE DAY SHE DIED.

YES, WHEN SHE
FIRST STARTED COUGHING.

BUT HE DIDN'T PRESCRIBE
ANTIBIOTICS

UNTIL HER LAST VISIT.

HOW LONG WAS LISA SICK?

THREE WEEKS.
SHE HAD A HELL OF A COLD.

NEVER THOUGHT
IT MIGHT BE MORE SERIOUS?

NOT UNTIL

MOM BROUGHT HER BACK
FOR THE LAST TIME

WITH COUGH AND FEVER,

FOR WHICH I PRESCRIBED
AMOXICILLIN.

THAT'S IT.
NO BLOOD TEST, CHEST X-RAY...

WHY SUBJECT HER TO NEEDLES

AND AN UNNECESSARY DOSE
OF RADIATION?

I LISTENED TO HER LUNGS.
THEY WERE CLEAR.

PRE-AUTOPSY X-RAYS SHOW

SIGNIFICANT CONGESTION
IN BOTH LUNGS.

PATHOLOGY OF THE PARENCHYMA
OF THE LOWER LOBE

SHOW WHITE, PATCHY,
FLUFFY MASSES.

WHICH MEANS WHAT?

LISA DIED
OF PNEUMOCYSTIS PNEUMONIA.

I'VE NEVER SEEN IT IN ANYONE
OTHER THAN AN AIDS PATIENT.

SO MANNER OF DEATH?

I'M RULING IT A HOMICIDE.

PLEASE STAND UP, SUSAN.

YOU'RE ARRESTING ME?

[handcuffs clink]

FOR MURDERING
YOUR DAUGHTER.

I DELIVERED THAT CHILD.
I DIDN'T MURDER HER!

AND NEITHER DID HER MOTHER!
LISA WAS MURDERED?

NO! DON'T BELIEVE THEM,
TOMMY!
COME ON.

MOM!

YOU CAN'T TAKE HER TO JAIL!

TOMMY, STAY STRONG. DON'T GO
AGAINST YOUR CONSCIENCE.

YOU KNOW THE TRUTH.

SHE WOULD NEVER HURT LISA.
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO US?

TOMMY!

SHH. SHH.

(Warner)
HIV ATTACKS THE LIFE-SAVING
T CELLS

THAT FIGHT DISEASE.

THE VIRUS GENETICALLY
MUTATES THE HOST CELL,

TURNING IT
INTO AN HIV FACTORY,

WHICH MAKES MORE COPIES
OF THE VIRUS.

EVENTUALLY, HIV KILLS T-CELLS

FASTER THAN THE BODY
CAN REPLENISH THEM,

DESTROYING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
AND CAUSING AIDS.

DR. WARNER,
CAN YOU TELL THE JURY

HOW WE KNOW THIS?

(Warner)
HIV HAS BEEN ISOLATED,

PHOTOGRAPHED, CULTURED,

AND GROWN
OUTSIDE THE HUMAN BODY.

ITS GENETIC STRUCTURE
IS FULLY DOCUMENTED,

AND IT'S KILLED MORE THAN
25 MILLION PEOPLE SINCE 1981,

INCLUDING LISA ROSS.

THANK YOU, DOCTOR.

TRUE OR FALSE, DOCTOR:

EVERY DISEASE
ALLEGEDLY CAUSED BY AIDS

CAN ALSO APPEAR IN PEOPLE
WHO DON'T HAVE HIV.

TRUE.

WAS THE HIV
IN LISA ROSS'S BLOOD?

NO, BUT--

THEN ISN'T IT POSSIBLE
THAT HER PCP PNEUMONIA

WAS CAUSED BY SOMETHING
OTHER THAN HIV: YES OR NO?

IT'S NOT THAT SIMPLE.

DO YOU HAVE A HEARING PROBLEM,
DOCTOR?

YOUR HONOR, IS SHE GONNA
LET HER FINISH A SENTENCE?

(Judge Bradley)
MS. EMMETT, THAT'S ENOUGH.

YOU MAY ANSWER THE QUESTION,
DR. WARNER.

I DIDN'T FIND HIV
IN LISA'S BLOODSTREAM

BECAUSE SHE'D BEEN EMBALMED.

AND ANYTHING
COMPROMISING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

CAN CAUSE PCP PNEUMONIA.

CANCER, MALNUTRITION,
POISONING FROM RADIATION,

OR TOXIC CHEMICALS.

FINDING NO EVIDENCE
OF THOSE CONDITIONS,

I CONCLUDED LISA ROSS
DIED OF AIDS

CAUSED BY UNTREATED HIV.

AND DR. HUTTON
REFUSED TO TREAT IT.

(Dr. Hutton)
IT'S NONSENSE.

HIV COULDN'T POSSIBLY
CAUSE AIDS...

BECAUSE HIV
IS A RETROVIRUS.

OR AS WE SAY, AN RV.

AS IN RECREATIONAL
VEHICLE?

ACTUALLY,
THEY ARE SIMILAR.

HUNDREDS OF RVs
CARRY PASSENGER ORGANISMS

THROUGH OUR BODIES
EVERY DAY...

HARMLESSLY SO.

NO RV HAS BEEN PROVEN
TO KILL CELLS.

THEN WHY DID
THE MEDICAL EXAMINER

SHOW US HIV
DOING EXACTLY THAT?

WELL, CARTOONS
HAVE ALWAYS BEEN USED

TO SPREAD PROPAGANDA.

PROPAGANDA?

THAT AIDS IS THIS COUNTRY'S
BIGGEST HEALTH THREAT

AND THAT WE'RE ALL AT RISK.

WELL, IF THAT'S NOT TRUE,

THEN WHY SCARE US INTO THINKING
THAT WE'RE IN DANGER?

(Hutton)
BECAUSE FEAR MOTIVATES.

HOW ELSE COULD
GOVERNMENT RESEARCHERS

GET BILLIONS IN FUNDING
TO CURE A DISEASE

THAT KILLS MOSTLY
DRUG ADDICTS AND GAYS?

DR. HUTTON,
WHAT DOES CAUSE AIDS?

THOSE DISEASES,
INCORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO AIDS,

ARE CAUSED BY BLOOD TOXICITY

FROM REPEATED
RECREATIONAL DRUG USE,

MALNUTRITION,

AND ANTI-HIV MEDICATIONS.

NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

DOCTOR, HAVE YOU

EVER DONE ANY RESEARCH
ON HIV OR AIDS?

NO.

PUBLISHED ANY PAPERS
OR ARTICLES IN MEDICAL JOURNALS?

MEDICAL JOURNALS ARE INTERESTED
IN THE STATUS QUO,

NOT DISSENTING OPINIONS.

SO YOU HAVE NO HARD EVIDENCE

TO BACK UP
ANY OF YOUR ACCUSATIONS?

OH, THERE'S PLENTY
OF EVIDENCE,

COLLECTED FROM SOME OF
THE GREATEST SCIENTIFIC MINDS

IN THE WORLD.

YOU MEAN LIKE
THE SAN FRANCISCO BIOLOGIST

WHO'S BECOME A PARIAH
IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY?

OR THE SOUTH AFRICAN
HEALTH MINISTER

WHO ADVISED PEOPLE
WITH HIV

TO EAT GARLIC AND BEET ROOT?

YOU ARE MISSING
THE POINT.

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
BEING WRONGLY TREATED,

WRONGLY DIAGNOSED.

LIKE YOU MISDIAGNOSED
LISA ROSS.

SHE DIED OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION
TO ANTIBIOTICS.

NO.
SHE DIED OF AIDS.

ACCORDING
TO YOUR PET MEDICAL EXAMINER,

AND WE ALL KNOW
WHAT BIAS SHE HAS.

COME ON, ASK HER

HOW MANY OF HER FRIENDS
OR FAMILY MEMBERS

HAVE DIED OF AIDS,

EITHER HERE OR IN AFRICA?

BECAUSE SHE'S BLACK?

HOW DARE YOU!

SHE HAS AN AGENDA.

SHE'S JUST LIKE THE REST
OF THEM,

THE DOCTORS THAT PERFORM
UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES

JUST TO PAD THEIR WALLETS.
THAT'S ENOUGH, DOCTOR.

THE DRUG COMPANIES WHO
KNOWINGLY PUT FLAWED MEDICINES

ON THE MARKET
THAT CAN HURT OR KILL.

DON'T LET THEM FOOL YOU,
TELL THEM THEY CANNOT

YOUR HONOR...
KEEP GETTING AWAY
WITH THEIR LIES!

LAST TIME, DOCTOR,
OR YOU'RE IN CONTEMPT.

I'M THROUGH.

(Judge Bradley)
WE WILL RECESS FOR LUNCH.

CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
STUDY

SAYS NEW YORKERS CONTRACT HIV
THREE TIMES THE NATIONAL RATE.

THAT A LIE TOO?
WAKE UP, DOCTOR.

WE HAVE IMMUNIZED PEOPLE
AGAINST EVERY VIRAL DISEASE

FOR TWO CENTURIES.

WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE PRODUCE
ANTIBODIES TO HIV.

SO WHY IS THERE
NO ANTI-AIDS VACCINE,

AND WHY HASN'T ONE AIDS PATIENT
EVER BEEN CURED?

YOU SON OF A BITCH.
WE ALL WANT A CURE FOR AIDS.

YOU'RE KILLING PEOPLE
WITH YOUR OUTRAGEOUS BELIEFS.

MY BELIEFS
ARE SCIENTIFIC FACT.

THEY'RE JUNK SCIENCE.

YOU'RE A MURDERER
AND A FALSE PROPHET.

THAT'S WHAT THEY CALLED
JESUS CHRIST.

HOPE THE JURY DOESN'T THINK
HE'S THE SON OF GOD.

JURORS LOVE
CONSPIRACY THEORIES.

I'M AFRAID THEY MIGHT BUY
THE GARBAGE

DR. STRANGELOVE'S SELLING.

IT WE LOSE THIS CASE,
IT GIVES HIM CREDIBILITY,

AND MORE PEOPLE WILL DIE.

(Susan)
I FOUND OUT I HAD HIV
WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH LISA.

I THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS OVER.

DID YOUR DOCTORS
PUT YOU ON ANTIRETROVIRALS?

YES.

I'VE NEVER BEEN SICKER
IN MY LIFE.

THEN A FRIEND RECOMMENDED
DR. HUTTON.

WHAT DID HE DO
DIFFERENTLY?

TOOK ME OFF
THE MEDICATION.

DR. HUTTON SAVED MY LIFE.

YOUR WITNESS.

SO YOU BELIEVE
DR. HUTTON'S GOSPEL.

YES. I DO.

I'M LIVING PROOF
HE'S RIGHT.

AND YOU DON'T THINK LISA'S DEATH
IS PROOF HE'S WRONG?

LISA'S DEATH
WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

OH, IT WAS TRAGIC.

BUT IT WAS HARDLY
AN ACCIDENT.

DID DR. HUTTON TELL YOU
NOT TO TEST LISA FOR HIV?

NO.

DID DR. HUTTON SUGGEST
SHE TAKE ARVs?

ARVs ALMOST KILLED ME.

I WAS NOT ABOUT TO GIVE THEM
TO MY LITTLE GIRL.

RIGHT.

DO YOU KNOW ANY
OF THESE PEOPLE?

NO.

NO, I'VE NEVER MET THEM.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD.

DONALD RAMIREZ
IS HIV POSITIVE.

HE WAS ON DEATH'S DOOR

20 YEARS AGO
WITH KAPOSI'S SARCOMA

UNTIL ANTIRETROVIRALS
SAVED HIS LIFE.

OBJECTION,
SHE'S TESTIFYING.

15 YEARS AGO, ROBERTA NOLAN
TESTED HIV POSITIVE.

YOUR HONOR?
MS. GREYLEK.

(Greylek)
SHE'S STILL ALIVE
TODAY BECAUSE OF ARVs.

LOOK AT THEM, SUSAN.

THEY'RE ALIVE
AND LISA'S DEAD

BECAUSE YOU
WITHHELD TREATMENT

THAT WOULD HAVE SAVED
HER LIFE.

(Hunter)
YOUR HONOR!

(Judge Bradley)
MS. GREYLEK.

[pounds gavel]

SHE'S HAVING A SEIZURE!

LET ME GO.
I AM HER DOCTOR.

SOMEBODY CALL AN AMBULANCE.

OH, WHERE AM I?

YOU'RE IN MERCY HOSPITAL,
SUSAN.

YOU COLLAPSED.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

YOU HAVE TOXOPLASMOSIS.

IT'S A BRAIN DISEASE
THAT PEOPLE

WITH AIDS GET.

I HAD TERRIBLE MIGRAINES...

AFTER LISA DIED.

DOCTOR--
[exhales deeply]

DR. HUTTON SAID
I WAS GRIEVING.

THAT IT WOULD PASS.

SUSAN, YOU KNEW
YOU HAD HIV.

IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
BEFORE YOU GOT SICK.

I NEEDED TO BELIEVE HIM.

THAT I WAS GONNA BE OKAY.

WELL, DR. HUTTON WAS WRONG.

HE WAS WRONG ABOUT LISA.

AND HE WAS WRONG
ABOUT YOU.

BUT HE'S THE DOCTOR.

WHY WOULD HE--

WHY WOULD HE LIE TO ME?

SUSAN,

BECAUSE IF HE ADMITS
THE TRUTH,

THEN HE HAS TO TAKE
RESPONSIBILITY

FOR WHAT HAPPENED
TO YOUR LITTLE GIRL.

AND WHAT'S HAPPENING
TO YOU.

IT'S MY FAULT LISA'S DEAD.

[crying]
I KILLED MY DAUGHTER.

BECAUSE DR. HUTTON
MISLED YOU.

SO HELP ME STOP HIM
BEFORE ANOTHER PERSON DIES.

LISA'S NOT
THE ONLY ONE.

THE ONLY WHAT?

CHILDREN WHO DIED.

[electronic beeping]

TOMMY!

[flatline tone]

AH, SUSAN?

SUSAN!

SHE'S CODING.

ALICE!
RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

WHERE'S MY MOM?

[whispers]
I'M SORRY, TOMMY.

I'M SORRY.

I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU.

SUSAN ROSS DIED
LAST NIGHT OF AIDS.

NO, SHE DIDN'T.

I WAS WITH HER.

MY CLIENT WAS REFERRING
TO HER CAUSE OF DEATH.

END-STAGE TOXOPLASMOSIS.

(Greylek)
WHICH THE M.E. SAYS
IS AN AIDS-RELATED DISEASE.

BUT WE KNOW
YOU'LL DENY IT.

THEN WHY DRAG US
IN HERE?

BECAUSE SUSAN MADE
A DYING DECLARATION.

SHE TOLD ME THAT LISA WASN'T
THE ONLY CHILD YOU KILLED.

THE DEMENTED RAMBLINGS
OF A WOMAN WHOSE BRAIN

WAS SWISS CHEESE.

THEY WON'T BE ADMISSIBLE.

YEAH, BUT THE RECORDS
FROM THE PHARMACY

IN YOUR BUILDING WILL BE.

WE SUBPOENAED EVERY ONE
OF YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED

AT THAT DRUG STORE.

WE BUILT A LIST
OF YOUR PATIENTS

AND FOUND THE GRIEVING PARENTS
OF TWO CHILDREN

WITH HIV
YOU WILLFULLY MISDIAGNOSED.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE EXHUMING
THEIR BODIES.

AUTOPSIES WILL PROVE THEY DIED
OF UNTREATED HIV.

THREE DEAD KIDS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

HE PLEADS GUILTY TO
CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE,

SURRENDERS HIS MEDICAL LICENSE
AND PATIENT RECORDS.

I RECOMMEND FIVE YEARS.

I'M NOT GONNA MAKE
ANY DEALS.

TAKE IT, GIDEON.

IT'S OVER.

OKAY, BUT YOU'RE
NOT GONNA SILENCE ME.

I WILL SPEAK THE TRUTH
FROM MY PRISON CELL.

AND PEOPLE WILL LISTEN.

HERE'S ANOTHER ONE.

JANET HOOPER, 45,
MOTHER OF THREE.

DIED OF BURKETT'S LYMPHOMA,
WHICH HUTTON TOLD HER

WAS CAUSED BY HER EXPOSURE
TO TOXINS, NOT AIDS.

HOW MANY
ARE WE UP TO?

SEVEN FAMILIES
WE HAVE TO NOTIFY.

OH, NO.

WHAT DO YOU GOT?

IT'S THE LAB REPORT
ON SUSAN'S FILE.

[clears throat]

SUSAN WAS HIV POSITIVE
IN 1993.

TOMMY WAS BORN IN '94.

SUSAN'S EX SAID SHE GOT INFECTED
RIGHT BEFORE LISA WAS BORN.

THAT'S NINE YEARS
AFTER SHE HAD TOMMY.

SHE LIED TO HER EX-BOYFRIEND
TO GET HIM OFF HER BACK.

TOMMY COULD HAVE HIV.

WE'VE GOTTA GET A COURT ORDER
AND HAVE HIM TESTED.

GET AWAY FROM ME!
TOMMY, YOU'RE JUST GONNA--

YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME!

JUDGE SAYS WE CAN.
GET AWAY FROM ME!

[grunts]

I'M OKAY.

HEY, GET OFF.

GOOD KICK.
THAT HURT?

[whispers]
YEAH, A LITTLE BIT, YEAH.

OKAY, WE'RE GONNA HAVE
TO GET YOU AN X-RAY.

TOMMY, YOU OKAY?
TAKE IT EASY.

I DIDN'T LET THEM DO IT.
GOOD.

I'M TAKING HIM
BACK TO THE SHELTER.

WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE--
HE'S NOT YOUR CLIENT.

HE IS NOW.

STAYING STRONG HIRED ME
TO REPRESENT HIM.

THAT'S A RESTRAINING ORDER
PREVENTING YOU

FROM TESTING HIM FOR HIV.

HE IS A MINOR
IN ACS CUSTODY.

THAT GIVES THEM THE RIGHTS TO
MAKE MEDICAL DECISIONS FOR HIM.

HE HAS THE RIGHT
TO REFUSE MEDICAL TREATMENT

IF HE'S COMPETENT.

COMPETENCE IN THIS CASE MEANS
TOMMY UNDERSTANDS

THE CONSEQUENCES
OF HIS DECISION.

WELL, OBVIOUSLY HE DOESN'T.

SO WHAT'S THE NEXT MOVE?

PUNT.

TOMMY'S NOT CHARGED
WITH A CRIME,

SO WE DON'T HAVE LEGAL STANDING
TO CHALLENGE

THE RESTRAINING ORDER.

THEN GET ACS TO FIGHT IT.
(Massey)
DETECTIVE?

YOUR EIGHTH AND NINTH
RIGHT LATERAL RIBS ARE BROKEN.

YEAH.

BUSTED RIBS.
THIS IS PERFECT.

EXCUSE ME?

WE CAN PUT 'EM
TO GOOD USE.

[school bell rings]

MS. EMMETT SAID YOU CAN'T TALK
TO ME WITHOUT HER THERE.

GOOD, I'M NOT HERE TO TALK.

PUT YOUR HANDS
BEHIND YOUR BACK.

WHY ARE YOU ARRESTING ME?

ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER.

YOU'RE JUST DOING THIS SO YOU
CAN MAKE ME HAVE THAT TEST.

IF YOU'RE NOT GONNA HELP
YOURSELF,

MAYBE A JUDGE WILL.

(Emmett)
TOMMY, ARE YOU AWARE
THAT MOST PEOPLE BELIEVE

THAT HIV CAUSES AIDS?

YEAH, THEY TAUGHT US IT
IN SCHOOL.

BUT YOUR MOTHER AND DR. HUTTON
TAUGHT YOU DIFFERENTLY.

ISN'T THAT TRUE?

THEY SAID HIV
DOESN'T CAUSE AIDS.

AND YOU BELIEVE THEM?

YES.

BECAUSE YOUR MOTHER
AND DOCTOR TOLD YOU,

OR BECAUSE YOU THINK
IT'S THE TRUTH?

AFTER WE DISCUSSED AIDS
IN HEALTH CLASS,

I TALKED TO MY MOM ABOUT IT.

SHE EXPLAINED WHY THERE WAS NO
PROOF FOR WHAT THEY TAUGHT US,

AND IT MADE SENSE.

NOTHING FURTHER.

WHAT DID SHE TELL YOU
THAT MADE SO MUCH SENSE?

THAT HIV IS NOT THE KIND
OF VIRUS THAT CAN MAKE YOU SICK,

THE DRUGS FOR AIDS CAN KILL YOU,
AND THAT THE DOCTORS

AND THE DRUG COMPANIES WON'T
TELL THE TRUTH, SO THAT THEY

CAN KEEP MAKING MONEY
OFF OF IT.

SAME NONSENSE WE'VE HEARD
OVER AND OVER AGAIN

RIGHT OUT
OF THE AIDS-DENIERS' PLAYBOOK.

TOMMY, ARE YOU FAMILIAR
WITH THE HOLOCAUST?

SURE, WHO ISN'T?

DO YOU BELIEVE
IT ACTUALLY OCCURRED?

OF COURSE.

WHY WOULDN'T I?

BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE
WHO DON'T.

DOES THAT SURPRISE YOU?

YEAH.

JUST BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT
DOESN'T MAKE IT THE TRUTH.

THEN WHY?

SINCE WE KNOW HIV CAUSES AIDS,
WOULD YOU BELIEVE PEOPLE

WHO SAY IT DOESN'T?

MY MOM WOULDN'T LIE TO ME.

SURE SHE WOULD.

BECAUSE IF YOU DECIDED
TO GET TESTED FOR HIV

AND TURNED UP POSITIVE,
IT WOULD SHATTER

HER FANTASY WORLD.

I FEEL FINE.

I'M NOT SICK.

NOW STOP TRYING TO SCARE ME.

YOU SHOULD BE SCARED.

YOUR MOTHER SOLD YOU A BILL
OF GOODS, TOMMY.

SHE RISKED YOUR LIFE
TO FEED HER DENIAL.

STOP SAYING BAD THINGS
ABOUT MY MOTHER.

SHE WATCHED YOUR SISTER DIE,
AND NOW SHE'S DEAD

BECAUSE SHE WOULDN'T FACE
THE TRUTH.

YOUR HONOR--

DO YOU HAVE TO BE DYING TOO
BEFORE YOU SEE HER LIES?

PLEASE, STOP!

PLEASE, STOP IT!

YOUR HONOR.
(Judge Bradley)
MS. GREYLEK.

NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

THE QUESTION
BEFORE US TODAY...

IS WHEN DOES THE STATE
HAVE THE RIGHT TO FORCE SOMEONE

TO RECEIVE
MEDICAL CARE?

HAD THIS COURT KNOWN
ABOUT YOUR SISTER'S ILLNESS,

I WOULD HAVE COMPELLED HER
TO BE TREATED

BECAUSE SHE WAS
ONLY FOUR YEARS OLD.

YOU, YOUNG MAN,
ARE A DIFFERENT STORY.

ALTHOUGH YOU ARE A MINOR,
YOU ARE SUFFICIENTLY AWARE

OF THE CONSEQUENCES
OF NOT BEING TESTED FOR HIV.

I DISAGREE
WITH YOUR CHOICE.

BUT TO TAKE IT AWAY
DEPRIVES YOU OF YOUR RIGHT

TO MAKE DECISIONS
ABOUT YOUR OWN HEALTH.

I AM THEREFORE UPHOLDING
THE RESTRAINING ORDER

AND RULING IN FAVOR

OF THE DEFENDANT.
[pounds gavel]

YOUR HONOR,
WE MOVE THE DEFENDANT

BE REMANDED WITHOUT BAIL.

WHAT?

HE ASSAULTED
A POLICE OFFICER

AND HE'S A KNOWN FLIGHT RISK.

THIS IS VINDICTIVE.

ONE MOMENT, YOUR HONOR.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

TREATING TOMMY LIKE THE ADULT
HE WANTS TO BE.

HIS ONLY CRIME WAS BEING BORN
TO THE WRONG MOTHER.

WE'RE NOT SENDING
A KID TO JAIL.

YOU PRESSED THE CHARGES.

BECAUSE I WANTED
TO FORCE TOMMY TO GET TESTED.

LOOK, WE LOST.
IT'S OVER.

CASE IS DONE.

YOUR HONOR,
THE PEOPLE WITHDRAW THE MOTION

AND DISMISS THE SOLE COUNT
OF ASSAULT

IN THE SECOND DEGREE.

(Judge Bradley)
MOTION WITHDRAWN.

CHARGES ARE DISMISSED

AND WE ARE ADJOURNED.
[pounds gavel]

I HOPE YOU KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

THANKS.

YEAH?

YOU STILL OWE ME
FOR THE BUSTED RIBS.

I'M NOT GETTING TESTED.

I KNOW.

JUST DO ME ONE FAVOR.

WHY ARE WE HERE?

I WANT YOU TO MEET SOMEONE

THAT DR. MASSEY
INTRODUCED ME TO.

HOW ARE YOU?

[quietly]
I'M OKAY.

I TOLD YOU
I'D COME BACK.

ARE YOU UP
FOR DOING THIS?

YEAH.

TOMMY, I'D LIKE FOR YOU
TO MEET KYLE.

HEY.

HEY.

YOU'RE NOT GONNA CHANGE
MY MIND

JUST BECAUSE THE KID
HAS AIDS.

(Kyle)
I DON'T HAVE AIDS.

I HAVE BRAIN CANCER.

I TOLD MY PARENTS
I DIDN'T FEEL WELL.

BUT WE'RE CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS,
SO WE DON'T BELIEVE IN DOCTORS

OR MEDICINE.

WHAT'D THEY
TELL YOU TO DO?

PRAY.

THEY SAID THAT THEY'D PRAY
FOR ME TOO,

AND I KNEW I'D BE OKAY.

BECAUSE I BELIEVED
LIKE THEY DID.

THEN I WENT BLIND.

YOU COULDN'T SEE?

NO.

ASKED MY FRIEND

TO TAKE ME
TO THE HOSPITAL.

AND THE DOCTORS...

THEY GAVE ME CHEMO
AND RADIATION.

AND I ALREADY GOT
MY SIGHT BACK.

YOUR FOLKS
MUST HAVE BEEN HAPPY.

NO.

THEY WERE PISSED.

THEY THOUGHT
I WAS DISSING GOD.

WHAT DID YOU THINK?

I JUST WANNA GET BETTER.

WHAT ABOUT EVERYTHING
YOU BELIEVED IN?

MY GRANDMA SAYS GOD CREATED
DOCTORS TOO, RIGHT?

WHY WOULD HE GIVE US
ALL THESE CURES AND TREATMENTS

FOR DISEASES IF HE
DIDN'T WANT US TO USE THEM?

HE OKAY?

HE WANTS TO TALK
TO YOU.

YOU DON'T HAVE
TO TELL ME.

I WANT TO.

THE TEST CAME BACK
POSITIVE.

I DON'T WANNA DIE.

[whispers]
HEY.

YOU'VE GOT YOUR WHOLE LIFE
AHEAD OF YOU.

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