Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 11, Episode 11 - Quickie - full transcript

When seventeen year-old Anna McWilliams is found strangled and beaten to death in an alley, her ex-boyfriend leads the cops to a website that McWilliams used to meet up with random men. Detective Olivia Benson decides to create a user account for the site and finds womanizer Peter Butler, the man who met up with McWilliams. The case is closed when a different suspect is proven guilty of her murder, and a new one opens when McWilliams rape kit tests positive for HIV. Not only is HIV spreading as a result of countless attacks, but now the detectives must also catch a rapist on the loose.

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.

[girl screams]

- [gasps]

BRAD?

[girl screams]



BRAD, DID YOU HEAR THAT?

- HMM?

- IT SOUNDED
LIKE SOMEONE SCREAMING.

- PEN, JUST GO
BACK TO SLEEP.

IT'S PROBABLY SOME PARTY GIRL
DRUNK OFF HER ASS.

[girl screams]

- DO YOU HEAR
A GIRL'S VOICE?

- I ALWAYS HEAR
GIRLS' VOICES WITH THIS STUFF.

- NO, THIS IS REAL.

I'M CALLIN' THE COPS.

- ARE YOU HIGH?

- OH.

[laughing]
YEAH.

[both laughing]



- WHY CAN'T YOU MIND
YOUR OWN BEESWAX?

- HELP! HELP!

- GIRL'S IN TROUBLE
OUT THERE.

- HELP!

- I DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING.

- BECAUSE YOU'RE DEAF!

- WHERE DO YOU THINK
YOU'RE GOIN'?

- TO CHECK
ON THAT POOR GIRL.

- AND IF THERE'S
A HOMICIDAL MANIAC,

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO,
RUN HIM OVER WITH YOUR RASCAL?

[girl screams]

STAY HERE.

- SHE'S JUST A KID.

- HER I.D.
SAYS SHE'S 23.

- "VANESSA EASTMAN."

- FOUND
HER SMASHED CELL PHONE.

I'LL SEE IF WE CAN
GET ANYTHING OFF IT.

- DEFENSIVE WOUNDS.
SHE FOUGHT BACK.

- DIDN'T STOP HIM
FROM RAPING HER...

THROUGH THE BACK DOOR.

ANAL TEARING,
FLUIDS ON HER THIGH.

- THIS ROCK
YOUR MURDER WEAPON?

- IF IT WASN'T,
BRUISING ON HER NECK

INDICATES
HE STRANGLED HER, TOO.

I'LL KNOW MORE
AFTER THE AUTOPSY.

- NEIGHBOR SAID HE HEARD HER
CRY FOR HELP HOURS AGO.

TELL ME SHE DIED
QUICKLY.

- NO SUCH LUCK.

LIVER TEMP INDICATES
SHE BLED OUT SLOWLY.

T.O.D.'S ONLY
ABOUT AN HOUR AGO.

- SO HOW MANY PEOPLE UP THERE
HEARD HER SCREAMS

AND DID NOTHING?

- YOU NOTIFIED
VANESSA EASTMAN'S PARENTS?

- WE COULDN'T.
I.D. WAS FAKE.

- ANYTHING ON HER PRINTS?

- NOTHIN'. MY GUESS IS SHE'S
AN UNDERAGE KID OUT CLUBBIN'.

- WELL, I.D.'S NOT THE ONLY WALL
WE'RE HITTING.

MUNCH JUST CALLED
FROM HIS CANVASS.

NOBODY SAW ANYTHING.

- PLENTY OF PEOPLE HEARD HER
SCREAMING FOR HER LIFE,

BUT NOBODY BOTHERED TO CHECK.

- YEAH, IT'S
THE BYSTANDER EFFECT.

JUST LIKE THE 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL
IN CALIFORNIA

WHO WAS GANG RAPED
AT HER HOMECOMING

WHILE 20 PEOPLE STOOD BY.

- HEY, HEY.
- YOU GOT SOMETHIN'?

- DESCRIPTION FITTIN'
YOUR JANE DOE

CAME UP ON THE MISSING PERSONS
DATABASE ABOUT TEN MINUTES AGO.

- ANNA MCWILLIAMS, 17.

- [crying]

THAT'S MY LITTLE GIRL.

- WE'RE SO SORRY
FOR YOUR LOSS.

- MR. MCWILLIAMS, WE NEED
TO ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS.

- OKAY.

- DO YOU KNOW WHO ANNA
WAS WITH LAST NIGHT?

- NO.

I WAS ON A BUSINESS TRIP
AND GOT HOME THIS MORNING.

I SAW HER BED
WASN'T SLEPT IN, SO, UH...

CALLED HER FRIENDS.
NO ONE HAD SEEN HER.

- HAD SHE STAYED OUT
ALL NIGHT BEFORE?

- SHE'D BREAK HER CURFEW,
BUT SHE ALWAYS CAME HOME.

HER MOM DIED OF CANCER
SEVEN MONTHS AGO.

THEY WERE LIKE SISTERS.

ANNA TOOK IT REAL HARD,
STARTED ACTING OUT.

- HOW?

- SHE DUMPED THE BOY
SHE'D BEEN DATING

SINCE THE SEVENTH GRADE,
STARTED... [sighs]

SEEING A NEW GUY
EVERY WEEK.

- WE'RE GONNA NEED
ALL THOSE NAMES.

- I DON'T KNOW THEM.

SHE WOULDN'T TALK TO ME
ABOUT BOYS.

- HOW ABOUT
THE OLD BOYFRIEND?

- HENRY CHRISTENSEN.

THEY STAYED FRIENDS.

TRUST ME.
HE WOULDN'T HURT A FLY.

- WHAT ARE YOU DOIN', FRANK?
SHE DIDN'T KNOW YOU EXISTED.

- IS THAT OUR BOY?
- THAT'S HIM.

- GET THE HELL AWAY!
- WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM, HENRY?

- LOOKS LIKE OUR BOY HENRY
HAS A TEMPER.

- AND TELL YOUR BUDDY HALLIDAY
HE CAN SHOVE THIS UP HIS ASS!

- CALM DOWN,
CALM DOWN.

- GUYS, WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

- THAT DOUCHE BAG...
[cell phone ringing]

PUT A PICTURE OF HIM AND ANNA
ON HER MEMORIAL.

- LOOKS LIKE SHE HAD
A LOT OF FRIENDS.

- YEAH, WELL, SHE WAS
MY GIRLFRIEND.

FOR SIX YEARS.

- WHEN'S THE LAST TIME
YOU SAW ANNA?

- YESTERDAY.

FIFTH PERIOD CALCULUS.

- I THINK YOUR MATH'S
A LITTLE OFF.

COME ON.
LET'S GO TALK.

MUST HAVE SLIPPED YOUR MIND.

YOU SPENT LAST NIGHT
WITH ANNA.

- NO, I DIDN'T.

- WELL, YOU KNOW, HER CELL PHONE
WAS PRETTY SMASHED UP,

BUT WE WERE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD
YOUR TEXTS.

"TODAY'S MY B-DAY.
HOW ABOUT BIRTHDAY SEX?

IT'S THE BEST DAY
OF THE YEAR."

- IT'S JUST A SONG.
- HMM?

- WE WERE GETTING
BACK TOGETHER.

- REALLY?
THEN WHY'D SHE TEXT BACK,

"HAVE PLANS"?

PRETTY HARSH.

NO "I'M SORRY,"
NO "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"?

- I GOT MY PRESENT.

SHE WENT OUT WITH ME
THAT NIGHT.

- SO THEN WHY'D
YOU LIE ABOUT IT?

- WELL, MAYBE
HE WAS EMBARRASSED

ABOUT HIRING
INSTANT ENTOURAGE?

PAPARAZZI FOR PAY
THAT FOLLOW NOBODIES AROUND

AND MAKE 'EM LOOK
LIKE BIG SHOTS.

- YOU BRIBED HER
TO GO OUT WITH YOU?

- ANNA NEVER TURNED DOWN
A DATE TO THE HOTTEST CLUB

IF SHE COULD BLOG ABOUT IT
ON NYPARTYGIRL.

SHE COULDN'T POST THE PICTURES
FAST ENOUGH.

- "HEY, COWBOYS,
WATCH ME TAKE A RIDE

TO THE MEATPACKING
DISTRICT."

- ANNA SEEMS
TO BE ATTRACTING

AN AWFUL LOT
OF ATTENTION HERE.

THAT MUST HAVE
MADE YOU MAD.

- IT WAS A PHOTO OP.

WE DIDN'T STAY.

- NO, YOU WENT INTO THE PARK,
YOU MADE YOUR MOVE,

SHE REJECTED YOU AGAIN,

AND YOU SNAPPED.

- WE NEVER WENT
TO THE PARK.

AFTER THE LAST CLUB,
WE GOT BACK IN THE LIMO,

SHE STARTED TEXTING SOMEONE.

NEXT THING I KNOW,
SHE TELLS THE DRIVER

TO DROP HER OFF
AT 23RD.

I WENT HOME.

- SO YOU SPENT
ALL YOUR MONEY ON HER

WITH NO HAPPY ENDING?

- SHE COULDN'T WAIT TO LEAVE.

SHE PRACTICALLY
JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR.

- YOU THINK SHE WAS
HOOKING UP

WITH ONE OF
YOUR HIGH SCHOOL BUDDIES?

- NO. BEFORE SHE GOT OUT,

I GRABBED HER PHONE,
AND I SAW A MESSAGE POP UP

FROM A GUY ON A.Q.

- WHAT'S A.Q.?

- IT'S A CELL PHONE APP.

- I THOUGHT YOU ALREADY PULLED
EVERYTHING OFF ANNA'S PHONE?

- THIS ISN'T STORED
IN A PHONE LIKE A TEXT.

IT'S A LOCATION-BASED
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE.

A.Q. USES THE PHONES'
G.P.S. OR WI-FI NETWORK

AS A GEO LOCATOR.

THE USER
CAN TRACK PEOPLE NEARBY

LOOKING FOR ANONYMOUS SEX.

LET ME SHOW YOU
HOW IT WORKS.

THIS GUY, HOT4U, HE'S
LESS THAN A BLOCK FROM US NOW.

I'LL PLAY OUR VICTIM,

AND I'LL USE ANNA'S
SCREEN NAME, SWEET17,

AND SEE IF WE CAN HOOK UP.

I'LL TEXT HIM.

"HOT PIC--
MEET FOR COFFEE IN FIVE?"

- CASUAL SEX
AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT.

MAKES CRAIGSLIST
LOOK PREHISTORIC.

- HE TOOK THE BAIT.

- "U R HOT 2--
I CAN BE THERE IN 3."

CAN YOU SEE WHO ANNA
CHATTED WITH LAST NIGHT?

- THIS IS HER CHAT LOG.

AT 3:09 A.M., SHE CONTACTED
A GUY NAMED BIGPETER.

- "GOING HOME,
UP FOR A DRIVE-BY?"

- "LOCKED AND LOADED--
MAD/25TH IN 10.

I'LL COME IN THE BACK DOOR."

- SO ANNA AND PETER TEXT,
THEY SEAL THE DEAL,

AND THEY HOOK UP
IN THE PARK.

- VICTIM ON DEMAND.

IT'S A RAPIST'S
DREAM COME TRUE.

- CAN YOU FIND
BIGPETER NOW?

- HE'S IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS.

- LET'S SEE IF HE'S UP
FOR ANOTHER ANONYMOUS QUICKIE.

- YOU MY GOODTIMEGIRL?

- I AM
IF YOU'RE BIGPETER.

- BIGPETER'S ALWAYS
UP FOR A GOOD TIME.

- SO WHAT'D
YOU HAVE IN MIND?

- WHATEVER YOU WANT.

- HOW ABOUT A THREESOME?

- YOU GOT A HOT GIRLFRIEND
STASHED SOMEWHERE?

- I GOT A HOT BOYFRIEND.

- NOT REALLY MY SCENE,

BUT I'LL TRY
ANYTHING ONCE.

[handcuffs click]

WHOA, WHOA,
I'M NOT INTO S&M, PAL.

- IDIOT, YOU'RE UNDER ARREST

FOR THE RAPE AND
MURDER OF ANNA MCWILLIAMS.

- WHO?
- ANNA MCWILLIAMS.

YOU KNOW HER
AS SWEET17.

- I DIDN'T KILL THAT GIRL.

WE HOOKED UP,
AND I SPLIT.

- AFTER YOU SPLIT HER HEAD
OPEN WITH THIS?

- IT'S AMAZING WHAT THEY CAN
GET FINGERPRINTS OFF NOWADAYS.

- THE ONLY THING I GRABBED
IN THAT PARK

FELT LIKE
THOSE BEAUTIES.

- SO DO YOU GET
ALL YOUR VICTIMS OFF A.Q.?

- PERFECT SETUP FOR YOU.

ONE-STOP RAPE SHOP?

- RAPE?

NO.

I'VE SLEPT WITH THOUSANDS
OF WOMEN,

AND EVERY ONE OF THEM
SAYS, "YES, PLEASE."

- HA.
- THOUSANDS?

YOU'VE BEEN A BUSY BOY.

A.Q.'S ONLY BEEN UP
FOR SIX MONTHS?

- I'M TALKIN'
LIFETIME R.B.I.

ONLY TAPPED
AROUND 100 ON A.Q.

- ONLY?
SO YOU'RE A SEX ADDICT.

- I'M A RED-BLOODED GUY,
LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM.

- YOU'RE EVERY WOMAN'S
WORST NIGHTMARE.

BUT THAT'S WHY
ANONYMOUS QUICKIE'S

SO PERFECT FOR YOU.

ANYONE WHO GETS TO KNOW YOU
HATES YOU.

- I'M ON A.Q. BECAUSE
I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR DATING.

I'M A STOCKBROKER.

- YOU REALLY DO ENJOY
SCREWING PEOPLE.

- NOBODY'S COMPLAINING
ABOUT MY SERVICES.

- SO THEN YOU WON'T MIND
IF WE CONDUCT

A CUSTOMER
SATISFACTION SURVEY?

WE'LL NEED YOUR PHONE.

- YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD
TRY A.Q. FOR REAL, DETECTIVE.

[phone thumps]

YOU LOOK LIKE YOU NEED IT.

- YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK?

I THINK SLEEPING
WITH ALL THOSE WOMEN GOT BORING,

AND YOU NEEDED TO RATCHET UP
THE THRILL.

SO FIRST THE BEATING,
THEN CHOKING...

AND NOW MURDER.

- WELL, YOU'RE THE ONE
GETTIN' ALL HOT AND BOTHERED.

- YOU GET OFF
ON INFLICTING PAIN?

- UNLIKE YOU, I DON'T NEED
TO HURT SOMEONE TO GET IT UP.

- WE'RE GONNA GET A WARRANT
FOR YOUR DNA,

AND WE'RE GONNA
PUT YOU AWAY FOR LIFE.

- YOU DON'T NEED A WARRANT
TO TAKE MY DNA.

HOW WOULD YOU
LIKE MY SAMPLE?

- PLEASE TELL ME
YOU GOT SOMETHING

OFF THAT SLEAZEBAG'S PHONE.

- A.Q. DOESN'T SAVE
YOUR CONTACTS

UNLESS YOU DESIGNATE THEM
A FAVORITE,

WHICH POP UP
AS A YELLOW SMILEY FACE.

- I DON'T SEE ANY.

- THAT'S BECAUSE
HE DOESN'T HAVE ANY.

HIS FAVORITES TAB
IS EMPTY.

- YEAH. FIND 'EM
AND FORGET 'EM.

HE'S SMART,
DOESN'T LEAVE A TRAIL.

HE MUST HAVE
A LITTLE BLACK BOOK SOMEWHERE.

DID HE DOWNLOAD
ANY OTHER QUICKIE APPS?

- A BUNCH.

CRAIGSPHONE, POWERCHAT,
WHOSAROUND, AND FACEUNION.

- FACEUNION.
THAT'S BEEN AROUND THE LONGEST.

- I'LL GO
TO HIS PROFILE PAGE.

I CAN ACCESS
HIS FRIENDS.

- ALL FEMALE.

CAN YOU RUN HIS FRIENDS LIST

AGAINST OUR DATABASE
OF OPEN RAPE CASES?

[typing]

- HERE ARE HIS FRIENDS,
HERE'S THE SVU DATABASE.

WE GOT A MATCH.

- REBECCA ELLISON.

- I REMEMBER HER.

SHE WAS BLITZ ATTACKED
TWO YEARS AGO

IN WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK.

- SAME M.O. AS PETER'S.

- [sniffling] SORRY.

I'M JUST GETTING OVER
THE FLU.

- OH, OF COURSE.

- IS THIS
ABOUT MY RAPE CASE?

- YEAH. WE'RE FOLLOWING UP
ON SOME NEW LEADS.

REBECCA,
CAN YOU TELL ME AGAIN

WHAT YOU REMEMBER
ABOUT YOUR ATTACK?

- HE CAME UP BEHIND ME
IN THE PARK,

PUSHED ME DOWN,

AND GOT ON TOP OF ME.
[sniffles]

- I'M SO SORRY
TO PUT YOU THROUGH THIS AGAIN.

I KNOW
YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL.

YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU
DIDN'T REMEMBER

SEEING YOUR ATTACKER'S FACE,

BUT DID YOU HEAR HIS VOICE?

- NO.
IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST,

AND I BLACKED OUT,
THANKFULLY.

- DOES THE NAME PETER BUTLER
MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU?

- I MET HIM
A FEW YEARS AGO.

- ONLINE?

- NO, AT A PARTY,

AND HE FRIENDED ME AFTER
ON FACEUNION.

WHY?

YOU THINK HE'S THE ONE
WHO RAPED ME?

- WE'RE JUST CLEARING
EVERY POSSIBLE LEAD.

REBECCA, UM...

DID THE TWO OF YOU
HAVE A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP?

- IT WAS
MORE LIKE A ONE-NIGHT STAND.

HE WAS REALLY CUTE,

AND I WAS GOING THROUGH
A WILD PERIOD AFTER COLLEGE.

- WAS THE SEX WITH PETER
VIOLENT IN ANY WAY?

- HE CALLED ME...
BITCH AND WHORE,

SLAPPED AND SPANKED ME.

- SO HE LIKED IT ROUGH.

- OH, GOD.

MAYBE IT WAS PETER.

[computer clicking]

[beeps]

- PETER BUTLER DIDN'T RAPE
REBECCA ELLISON.

- YOU RAN HIS DNA
AGAINST HER RAPE KIT?

- AND THROUGH CODIS.
HE'S CLEAN.

- WELL, MAYBE
FOR REBECCA'S RAPE,

BUT HE STILL COULD HAVE
KILLED OUR VICTIM.

- WELL, IT'S HIS WORD
AGAINST A DEAD GIRL'S.

- DO YOU FIND ANYTHING
LINKING HIM TO ANNA'S MURDER?

- DEPENDS.

IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT
TO GET LATENT PRINTS FROM SKIN,

BUT ANNA'S NECK
WAS VERY SMOOTH.

I USED SURFACE-ENHANCED
RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

AND LUCKED OUT.

[computer beeps]

PROBLEM IS I NEED PETER'S PRINTS
TO COMPARE 'EM TO.

- STOCKBROKERS ARE FINGERPRINTED
WHEN THEY GET THEIR LICENSE.

HE SHOULD BE
IN THE SYSTEM.

[computer beeping]

- PETER BUTLER'S
NOT YOUR KILLER.

- YOU'RE TELLIN' ME
THAT ANNA MET UP

WITH TWO SEXUAL PREDATORS
THAT NIGHT?

- WHOSE FINGERPRINT
COULD IT BE?

- FROM THE POROSCOPY,

I CAN SEE THE PRINT IS
FROM SOMEONE WHO'S YOUNG

OR WHO HASN'T WORKED
A DAY IN HIS LIFE.

- HENRY CHRISTENSEN,

HER JILTED BOYFRIEND
FROM SEVENTH GRADE?

- HENRY IS IN BED.

HE IS SICK
OVER ANNA'S DEATH.

- WELL, THEN MAYBE
YOU CAN HELP US.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME
HENRY CAME HOME

THE NIGHT
OF HIS BIRTHDAY?

- WHY ARE YOU HOUNDING
MY SON?

ISN'T IT BAD ENOUGH

THAT YOU QUESTIONED HIM AT
SCHOOL LIKE A COMMON CRIMINAL?

- IF HIS PRINTS DON'T MATCH,
WE WON'T BOTHER YOU AGAIN.

- WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

- WE HAVE A WARRANT
TO GET HIS FINGERPRINTS.

CAN YOU GET HIM
FOR US, PLEASE?

- HENRY?

HENRY!

- HENRY!

[knocks]

HENRY?

HENRY?

- DID HE RUN
WHEN HE HEARD US COME IN?

IT'S LOCKED.
HE DIDN'T GO OUT THIS WAY.

- WELL, HE COULDN'T HAVE
GOTTEN VERY FAR.

- [panting]

- COME ON OUT, HENRY.

- WHY CAN'T YOU
JUST LEAVE ME ALONE?

- 'CAUSE ANNA'S KILLER
LEFT TWO THUMBPRINTS

WHERE HE TRIED
TO CRUSH HER TRACHEA,

BUT SHE KEPT GASPING
FOR BREATH,

SO HE TOOK A ROCK
AND BASHED HER HEAD IN.

- STOP IT.

- THE GUY HAD
A PRETTY WEAK ARM.

IT TOOK HER
ABOUT FIVE HOURS

TO BLEED TO DEATH
OUT THERE ALONE IN THE COLD.

- WHY ARE YOU
DOING THIS TO ME?

- THOSE ARE YOUR THUMBPRINTS,
HENRY.

TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED.

- I HAD TO BEG HER
TO GO OUT WITH ME.

ALL SHE CARED ABOUT

WERE THE STUPID PHOTOGRAPHERS
AND HER LAME BLOG.

- SHE BLEW YOU OFF
TO HOOK UP WITH THIS LOSER.

YOU COULDN'T LET HER
DO THAT.

- I FOLLOWED HER
INTO THE PARK,

AND I SAW HER HAVING SEX
WITH HIM.

IT WAS DISGUSTING!

HE JUST USED HER
AND LEFT!

AND I...

I TOLD HER THAT I STILL
LOVED HER, YOU KNOW?

AND...

YOU KNOW
WHAT SHE SAID TO ME?

SHE SAID THAT
SHE NEVER LOVED ME.

SHE SAID THAT I WAS
JUST A BOY

AND THAT SHE NEEDED
A REAL MAN.

SHE GAVE ME A KISS
ON THE CHEEK.

I GRABBED HER,
AND I BEGGED HER

TO GIVE ME ANOTHER CHANCE.

SHE JUST STARTED
LAUGHING AT ME.

[sighs]

SHE TOLD ME
TO LEAVE HER ALONE...

FOR GOOD.

BUT I LOVED HER.

I REALLY LOVED HER.

HOW COULD SHE
DO THAT TO ME...

ON MY BIRTHDAY?

- HOW PATHETIC.

SHE'S DEAD,
BUT HE'S THE VICTIM.

- EVEN IF SHE HAD LIVED,

SHE MIGHT HAVE DIED
YOUNG.

- WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

- THE SEMEN
FROM ANNA'S RAPE KIT

TESTED POSITIVE
FOR HIV.

- IT'S FROM PETER BUTLER.

- THE GUY WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING
HIS WAY ACROSS THE CITY?

- WE JUST LET A POTENTIAL
SERIAL KILLER GO FREE.

- GREAT STORY
IN TODAY'S PAPER.

YOU HERE
TO APOLOGIZE?

- HARDLY.

- WE'RE HERE
TO TALK ABOUT YOU,

AS DISTASTEFUL
AS THAT MAY BE.

- IT'S NICE TO SEE YOU TOO,
OLIVIA.

COULDN'T STAY AWAY, HUH?

- I JUST HAVE TO ASK.

WHY WOULD A PLAYER
LIKE YOU

HAVE ANONYMOUS SEX
WITHOUT PROTECTION?

- CONDOMS CRAMP MY STYLE.

- CONDOMS PROTECT WOMEN
FROM GETTING HIV.

- WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

- THAT YOU'RE HIV-POSITIVE.

- I'M AWARE
OF MY STATUS.

YOU CAN GO NOW.
- YOU KNOW?

AND YOU'RE STILL HAVING
UNPROTECTED SEX?

- I'M ON MEDS.

- EVEN WITH AN UNDETECTABLE
VIRAL LOAD,

YOU CAN STILL SPREAD
THE VIRUS.

- WHAT HAPPENS
IN MY BEDROOM...

- OR A PUBLIC PARK.

- IS NONE
OF YOUR BUSINESS.

UNLESS CONSENSUAL SEX
IS ILLEGAL.

- NO, BUT ASSAULT
WITH YOUR DEADLY WEAPON IS.

BIGPETER,
YOU'RE UNDER ARREST.

- FOR WHAT?

PETER, WHAT'S GOING ON?

- IT'S NOTHING, GRANDPA.

IT'S
A MISUNDERSTANDING, OKAY?

PARKING TICKETS.

- WHERE ARE YOU TAKING
MY GRANDSON?

- WE'RE TAKING HIM
DOWN TO THE PRECINCT

TO ASK HIM
A FEW QUESTIONS.

- WHAT ARE THE CHARGES?

- ATTEMPTED MURDER?

- THE WAY THIS GUY
WAS PLOWIN' THROUGH WOMEN,

HE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE BEEN
SHOOTING A GUN INTO A CROWD.

- WE CAN'T GET HIM ON RAPE,

SO WE GO AFTER HIM
FOR SPREADING HIV?

DO WE HAVE PROOF
HE INFECTED SOMEBODY?

- HE'S POSITIVE, HE'S SLEPT
WITH HUNDREDS OF WOMEN,

AND HE'S BRAGGING
ABOUT RIDING BAREBACK.

- ALEX?

- THERE IS PRECEDENT.

A TEXAS JURY
JUST SENT A GUY AWAY

FOR 45 YEARS
FOR INFECTING SIX WOMEN.

- AND NEW YORK CONVICTED
A GUY OVER TEN YEARS AGO

FOR KNOWINGLY SPREADING HIV.

- WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE
PEOPLE TO GET TESTED,

NOT ARREST THEM.

- BUTLER BRAGS
ABOUT NAILING

A DIFFERENT PIECE OF TAIL
EVERY NIGHT.

- CAPTAIN,
HE'S JUST LIKE A RAPIST.

HE GETS OFF
ON HURTING WOMEN.

- ONLY HE'S FOUND A WAY
TO INJURE HIS VICTIMS

WITHOUT TECHNICALLY
RAPING THEM.

- I'LL SAY IT AGAIN.

DO WE KNOW
IF ANY OF HIS PARTNERS

HAVE TESTED POSITIVE?

- WE HAVEN'T
FOUND ONE...YET.

- OH, THERE'S NO DOUBT

HE'S A THREAT
TO THE COMMUNITY,

BUT I CAN'T
FILE A COMPLAINT

UNTIL A PARTNER
HE HAS HARMED COMES FORWARD.

- YOU WANT ME
TO FIND SOMEONE

PETER BUTLER
INFECTED WITH HIV?

- IF WE CAN'T,
THAT SON OF A BITCH WALKS.

- THERE'S GOT TO BE A WAY

TO FIGURE OUT WHO HE PASSED
THE VIRUS TO.

- MAYBE THERE IS.

HIV COMMONLY MUTATES AS IT'S
PASSED FROM PERSON TO PERSON.

A PHYLOGENETIC TEST

CAN DETERMINE THE SOURCE
OF INFECTION

BY TRACING MUTATIONS
BETWEEN SAMPLES.

- SAY THAT AGAIN.

- THIS IS A COPY
OF PETER BUTLER'S HIV VIRUS

WITH SEVERAL HIGHLIGHTED
MUTATIONS.

WE COULD COMPARE
HIS MUTATIONS WITH OTHER CASES

AND POSSIBLY FIND WOMEN
HE INFECTED.

- GREAT. LET'S RUN IT.

- PROBLEM IS, HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RECORDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.

- WELL, IF HE INFECTED
WOMEN OUT THERE,

THEY DESERVE JUSTICE.

- TRUE, BUT EVEN IF WE
GET THE RECORDS,

A LOT OF HIV TESTING
IS ANONYMOUS,

SO THERE ARE NO NAMES,
ONLY NUMBERS.

- BUT AT LEAST WE'LL GET
AN IDEA OF HOW MANY WOMEN

HE MIGHT HAVE GIVEN
A DEATH SENTENCE TO.

- MELINDA,
YOU SAID IT YOURSELF.

THIS GUY COULD BE
A WALKING EPIDEMIC.

- TO DO THIS PROPERLY,

I'LL HAVE TO SCREEN THOUSANDS
OF HIV SAMPLES.

HAVE CABOT GET
A COURT ORDER

FOR THE NAMES OF POTENTIAL
INFECTED PARTNERS.

- I KNOW WHERE TO START.

- THERE'S STILL A STIGMA
ATTACHED TO HIV.

A LOT OF PEOPLE
WON'T TALK ABOUT IT.

- I'LL BRING REINFORCEMENTS.

- HIV?
ARE YOU CRAZY?

- IT'S NOT THE FLU,
IS IT?

- OH, MY GOD.

- REBECCA. REBECCA,
IT'S GONNA BE OKAY.

YOU JUST--YOU HAVE
TO BE STRAIGHT WITH US.

- [tearfully]
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I'M GETTING SICKER.

- ARE YOU TAKING
ANTIRETROVIRALS?

- I CAN'T AFFORD THEM.

MY NEW JOB WON'T COVER ME
WITH MY PREEXISTING CONDITION.

- HOW LONG
HAVE YOU KNOWN?

- I WAS TESTED
AFTER I WAS RAPED.

- SO YOU WERE INFECTED
BY YOUR ATTACKER.

- NO, THE DOCTOR
DIAGNOSED ME WITH THRUSH,

SAID I'D BEEN POSITIVE
FOR A FEW YEARS.

- WHICH WAS AROUND THE TIME
YOU SLEPT WITH PETER BUTLER.

- DID HE DO THIS TO ME?

HE'S HIV POSITIVE?

- WE CAN'T DISCLOSE
ANYONE'S STATUS

WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION.

- BUT YOU CAN HELP US

BY GIVING US
A BLOOD SAMPLE.

THAT WAY WE CAN ANALYZE IT

AND DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT
WE CAN PROSECUTE

THE PERSON
WHO INFECTED YOU.

- I AM SO SICK
OF GIVING BLOOD.

I AM SICK OF TALKING
ABOUT THIS DISEASE.

I JUST WANT TO GO ON
WITH MY LIFE.

- I DON'T WANT TO
SUBPOENA YOU

TO TESTIFY
AS A MATERIAL WITNESS,

BUT HAVING
YOUR BLOOD ANALYZED

CAN HELP SAVE
OTHER WOMEN'S LIVES.

LOTS OF WOMEN'S LIVES.

PLEASE?

- I WANT TO NAIL
THE BASTARD.

- YOU'RE GOIN' DOWN, PETER.

- GREAT.

- YOU STILL DON'T THINK
YOU'VE DONE ANYTHING WRONG?

REBECCA ELLISON HAS AIDS

BECAUSE YOU INFECTED HER
WITH HIV.

- SHE LET ME HAVE SEX
WITHOUT A CONDOM.

ALL OF THEM DID.

- THEY WOULDN'T HAVE

IF YOU HAD TOLD THEM
THAT YOU WERE POSITIVE.

- THE PROSTITUTE
WHO INFECTED ME

DIDN'T TELL ME
SHE WAS POSITIVE.

SHE DIDN'T CARE
IF SHE HURT ME.

- OH, SO THIS
IS ABOUT REVENGE.

YOU NEED TO DEGRADE WOMEN.

YOU NEED
TO MAKE THEM SUFFER.

- I ONLY SLEEP
WITH WHORES.

- AND YOU'RE TEACHING THEM
A LESSON

BY INFECTING THEM
WITH YOUR VIRUS.

- THEY ASK FOR IT,

SO I GIVE IT TO 'EM.

- WOW. SOMEBODY REALLY
MUST HAVE HURT YOU

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG.

MEN THAT HATE WOMEN THIS MUCH
USUALLY HAVE MOMMY ISSUES.

IS THAT WHAT HAPPENED
TO YOU?

YOU PUNISHING
YOUR MOMMY?

- YOU LEAVE HER
OUT OF THIS!

- GUESS THAT ANSWERS
THAT QUESTION.

- YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT ME!

- WELL, I KNOW THAT YOU STILL
LIVE WITH YOUR GRANDFATHER.

NOW, WHAT WELL-ADJUSTED MAN
DOES THAT?

- MY GRANDFATHER
RAISED ME!

HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO EVER
GAVE A DAMN ABOUT ME.

- SO DID MOMMY
ABANDON YOU?

SHE BEAT YOU
OR JUST IGNORE YOU?

YOU TRYIN'
TO INFECT ME, TOO?

YOU KNOW WHAT
THE SAD THING IS, PETER?

NO MATTER
HOW MANY WOMEN YOU HURT,

THAT ANGER IS GONNA BE
INSIDE OF YOU

UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE.

- YEAH?

WELL, PART OF ME
IS GONNA BE INSIDE THOSE WOMEN

UNTIL THE DAY THEY DIE.

- THAT BASTARD
FEELS NO REMORSE

FOR WHAT HE DID.

TELL ME THAT YOU HAVE
A STRONG CASE.

- WARNER'S REPORT
JUST GAVE ME MY ACE IN THE HOLE.

NOW ALL I HAVE TO DO
IS CONVINCE JUDGE PRESTON

TO ADMIT HER EXPERT TESTIMONY
AT TOMORROW'S HEARING.

- I PERFORMED
A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS

OF DNA SEQUENCES OF HIV

ON REBECCA ELLISON,
PETER BUTLER,

AND A RANDOM SAMPLE OF PEOPLE
IN NEW YORK CITY.

- AND WHAT DID
YOUR ANALYSIS DETERMINE?

- REBECCA ELLISON'S HIV
IS MOST CLOSELY RELATED

TO THE HIV SEQUENCES OBTAINED
FROM PETER BUTLER.

- IN LAYMAN'S TERMS?

- MR. BUTLER INFECTED
MS. ELLISON WITH HIV.

- YOU SOUND PRETTY CERTAIN.

- BETWEEN 97% AND 99%

THAT THE SEQUENCES
ARE IDENTICAL.

- DID YOUR ANALYSIS
DETERMINE ANYTHING ELSE?

- I COMPARED MR. BUTLER'S
HIV DNA

WITH HUNDREDS OF HIV SAMPLES
GIVEN IN NEW YORK CITY.

I FOUND MR. BUTLER INFECTED
11 OTHER WOMEN IN THE AREA.

- THANK YOU.
NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

- IF MR. BUTLER
INFECTED MS. ELLISON,

IT WOULD HAVE OCCURRED
SEVERAL YEARS AGO,

CORRECT, DR. WARNER?

- YES.

- THEN ISN'T IT POSSIBLE

SOMEONE OTHER THAN PETER BUTLER
INFECTED HER?

- MS. ELLISON GAVE ME
ALL THE NAMES

OF PAST SEXUAL PARTNERS,
AND I TESTED THEM.

THEY ALL TESTED NEGATIVE.

- DR. WARNER, BY MS. ELLISON'S
OWN ADMISSION,

SHE WAS PROMISCUOUS
FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.

I DOUBT SHE REMEMBERS
ALL HER SEXUAL PARTNERS.

- SHE SAYS SHE REMEMBERS
EVERYONE SHE HAD CONTACT WITH.

BUT I DISCOVERED
SOMETHING ELSE.

MR. BUTLER IS RESISTANT
TO A DRUG CALLED RACIVIR.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE VIRUS
HE TRANSMITTED TO MS. ELLISON

IS A RACIVIR-RESISTANT
HIV STRAIN,

SO THERE'S A POSSIBILITY
THAT CURRENT DRUG THERAPIES

MIGHT NOT WORK
ON MS. ELLISON.

- NO MORE QUESTIONS.

- COURT IS ADJOURNED
UNTIL 10:00 A.M. TOMORROW.

I'LL ISSUE
MY RULING THEN.

[gavel pounds]

- SO...THINK THE JUDGE
WILL BUY WARNER'S SCIENCE?

- IF SHE DOESN'T,
WE'RE IN TROUBLE.

- LEAST WE STILL HAVE
REBECCA'S TESTIMONY.

- I'M NOT SURE THAT'S ENOUGH

TO GET THE JURY PAST
REASONABLE DOUBT.

- ARE YOU OKAY,
MR. BUTLER?

- EVER FEEL
LIKE YOUR WHOLE WORLD

JUST FELL APART?

- IT MUST BE HARD

HEARING THOSE THINGS
ABOUT YOUR GRANDSON.

- WHICH ONE OF YOU
IS LEADING THE CRUSADE?

- WE DIDN'T LEAK IT.

- WELL, SOMEBODY DID.

YOU TWO BEEN GUNNIN' FOR HIM
FROM THE BEGINNING.

- WE WANT HIM OFF THE STREETS,
BUT WE DIDN'T DO THIS.

- I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED
IF IT WAS GRANGER

TRYING TO TAINT
THE JURY POOL.

- NOT UNLESS HE KNOWS
HOW TO HACK

INTO A FACEUNION
ACCOUNT, TOO.

- IS THAT HOW THE PAPERS
GOT THE NAMES

OF THE WOMEN
PETER SLEPT WITH?

- PROBABLY. SOMEONE
GOT ONTO HIS FACEUNION PAGE

AND POSTED
HIS HIV STATUS.

TOLD EVERYONE ON
HIS FRIENDS LIST TO GET TESTED.

- THOSE WOMEN ARE GONNA
BE OUT FOR BLOOD.

- WELL, BRIGHT SIDE,
WE MAY NOT NEED A TRIAL.

A MOB OF ANGRY
ONE-NIGHT STANDS?

PROBABLY KILL BUTLER
BEFORE WE CAN CONVICT HIM.

- WELL, IF THE PAPERS
HAVE THE STORY,

ALL THE NEWS CHANNELS
MUST HAVE IT, TOO.

THAT COURTROOM IS GONNA BE
A GRADE-A CLUSTER.

- PRESTON IS ISSUING HER RULING
IN A HALF AN HOUR.

IF SHE DOESN'T ALLOW US
TO ADMIT WARNER'S TESTIMONY,

WE'RE SCREWED.

- ALL RISE.

- I'VE MADE MY DECISION.

I'M GOING
TO ALLOW THE EVIDENCE

PRESENTED BY DR. WARNER.

I FIND IT IS REASONABLE,

AND THE JURY
SHOULD HEAR IT.

- HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET
A FAIR TRIAL

AFTER MY NAME'S
BEEN SMEARED

ALL OVER THE INTERNET
AND NEWS?

- THIS IS AN OPEN HEARING,

AND, UNFORTUNATELY,
I CAN'T CONTROL

WHAT INFORMATION
GETS RELEASED.

THIS COURT IS ADJOURNED
UNTIL 10:00 A.M. TOMORROW.

[gavel pounds]

- YOUR HONOR, MAY I SAY
SOMETHING TO THE COURT?

- NO. I'VE ALREADY
ISSUED MY RULING.

I'M GONNA HAVE TO ASK YOU
TO LEAVE.

- I'M SORRY, YOUR HONOR.

PETER?

- AAH!

- REBECCA, NO! NO!

REBECCA, NO!
- AAH!

- STOP IT!

- CALL AN AMBULANCE!

- NOW YOU LOOK LIKE
THE MONSTER YOU ARE!

- PETER! PETER!
- AAH!

- I'M BURNING. AAH!

AAH!

- HYDROCHLORIC ACID.

- THAT'S HORRIBLE...

EVEN IF THE GUY
IS A PSYCHOPATH.

- BUTLER'S GONNA BE
IN THE I.C.U. FOR A WHILE.

HE'S GOT BURNS
ON HIS FACE AND HANDS.

HE'LL PROBABLY GO BLIND
IN ONE EYE.

- SO WHAT HAPPENS
WITH THE TRIAL?

- WELL, THE CASE IS ON HOLD

UNTIL HE'S WELL ENOUGH
TO PROCEED.

- WELL, THE WORSE BUTLER'S
INJURIES LOOK TO THE JURY,

THE MORE SYMPATHY
HE'S GONNA GENERATE.

- A MAN IS SAVAGELY MAIMED
FOR LIFE,

AND YOU THINK
I'M ONLY CONCERNED

ABOUT HOW TO WORK
THE ANGLE.

- WELL, IF IT
QUACKS LIKE A DUCK.

- LIONEL, YOUR CLIENT
IS UNDER SEDATION.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

- OH, I'M UH...
I'M HERE TO SEE YOU.

- YOU'RE SUING
THE D.A.'S OFFICE

AND THE DEPARTMENT
OF CORRECTIONS?

- YOU FAILED TO PROTECT
MY CLIENT

WHILE HE WAS
IN YOUR CUSTODY.

DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM,
AND WE WON'T FILE.

- YOUR CLIENT INFECTED GOD KNOWS
HOW MANY WOMEN WITH HIV.

THEY ARE
THE REAL VICTIMS HERE.

- YOU BETTER HOPE
THE JURY SEES IT THAT WAY

AFTER THEY LAY
THEIR EYES ON HIM.

- THAT SON OF A BITCH,

HE REALLY THINKS
HE'S GOT THE UPPER HAND.

- WELL, HE JUST MIGHT
AFTER WHAT REBECCA DID.

SHE HAS MADE
A REAL MESS FOR US.

- AND FOR HERSELF.

THE D.A.'S OFFICE
WANTS ME TO CHARGE HER

WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT.

- ALEX, THE ONLY REASON
SHE WAS IN THAT COURTROOM

IS BECAUSE YOU AND I
BEGGED HER

TO PRESS CHARGES
AGAINST PETER.

- IT'S NOT LIKE
YOU FORCED HER

TO THROW ACID
IN HIS FACE.

- NOW I HAVE TO PROSECUTE
MY OWN COMPLAINING WITNESS.

WHEN THAT'S DONE,
I GO BACK TO BUTLER'S CASE.

"LOOK HOW IMPARTIAL
THE D.A.'S OFFICE IS."

- WHAT'S HER DEFENSE?

- REBECCA ELLISON WAS ACTING
IN DEFENSE OF OTHERS.

- PETER BUTLER DIDN'T THREATEN
ANYONE IN THAT COURTROOM.

- HE DIDN'T HAVE TO.

SHE HEARD HOW HE INFECTED

THOSE OTHER WOMEN
WITH HIV.

SHE HAD TO STOP HIM
FROM EVER DOING IT AGAIN.

- BUTLER WAS ON TRIAL.

HE WASN'T GOING
TO BE SLEEPING

WITH ANOTHER WOMAN
FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

- THAT'S IF
HE WAS CONVICTED.

- MS. OWENS, I'M GOING
TO HAVE TO AGREE WITH MS. CABOT.

YOUR CLIENT'S ACTIONS
WERE DELIBERATE.

SHE WAS
IN NO IMMEDIATE DANGER.

- IN THAT CASE,
I'M GIVING NOTICE

THAT WE'RE PURSUING
AN AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE.

MENTAL DISEASE OR DEFECT.

- MS. ELLISON
IS HIV-POSITIVE,

NOT MENTALLY ILL.

- MY CLIENT HAS AIDS
AND HAS BEEN SICK FOR MONTHS.

SHE CAN'T AFFORD
ANTIRETROVIRALS,

AND SHE HAD A RECENT BOUT

WITH CRYPTOCOCCAL
MENINGITIS,

WHICH HAD A DELETERIOUS EFFECT
ON HER MENTAL STABILITY.

- THE ATTACK
WAS PREMEDITATED,

FOR REVENGE.

- MY CLIENT WAS AFRAID
THAT PETER BUTLER

WAS ABOUT TO GET OFF.

THE STRESS OF THAT EXACERBATED
HER MENTAL INSTABILITY

AND DROVE HER
OUT OF HER MIND.

[cell door clinks]

- YOU CAN'T TALK TO ME
WITHOUT MY LAWYER.

- I'LL SAY I'M TALKING
TO A WITNESS

ABOUT MY CASE
AGAINST PETER BUTLER.

- WHAT DO YOU WANT?

- FOR YOU TO TAKE A PLEA.

A SIX-MONTH SENTENCE
AND PROBATION.

- NO. I WANT
EVERYONE TO HEAR

WHAT THAT MONSTER
DID TO ME.

- [sighs] REBECCA,

IF YOU GET CONVICTED,

YOU COULD GO AWAY
FOR 25 YEARS.

YOU ARE NOT WELL.

DO NOT PUT YOURSELF
THROUGH THE STRESS

OF A LONG TRIAL.

- EVEN IF I AM CONVICTED,

MS. OWENS SAYS THAT I'LL
BE PUT IN A HOSPITAL WARD.

- WHERE THEY WILL FORCE
YOU TO TAKE MEDICATION,

AND YOU WILL HAVE TO SERVE
OUT YOUR FULL SENTENCE, IN JAIL.

- DON'T ACT SO CONCERNED.

YOU'RE THE REASON
I'M HERE.

YOU USED ME
TO GET TO PETER.

- HOW DOES GOING TO JAIL

HELP YOU OR THE OTHER WOMEN
GET JUSTICE?

HOW DOES THAT PUNISH
PETER BUTLER?

- THAT BASTARD WILL SPEND
THE REST OF HIS LIFE

THINKING ABOUT ME

AND ALL THOSE OTHER WOMEN
HE INFECTED.

- DO NOT LET YOUR HATE

LEAD YOU TO MAKE
THIS WRONG DECISION.

PLEASE ACCEPT MY OFFER.

- I DON'T WANT YOUR OFFER.

I WANT TO TELL THE WORLD
WHAT PETER DID TO ME.

- MS. ELLISON,
YOU TOLD THE COURT

YOU ATTACKED PETER BUTLER

BECAUSE HE INFECTED YOU
WITH HIV.

- THAT'S WHAT
THE BASTARD DID.

- BUT YOUR SEX WITH MR. BUTLER
WAS CONSENSUAL,

WAS IT NOT?

- YES.

- SO HE DID NOT RAPE YOU.

- NO, BUT--

- AT ANY POINT,
DID YOU TELL HIM TO STOP?

- NO, BUT WHAT
HE DID TO ME--

- MS. ELLISON,
HOW OLD ARE YOU?

- 25.

- HIV HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS
SINCE 1981.

ARE YOU AWARE IT IS SPREAD
THROUGH SEXUAL CONTACT?

- YES.

- ARE YOU AWARE
YOU ARE AT RISK

FOR CONTRACTING HIV
AND OTHER S.T.I.s

IF YOU HAVE
UNPROTECTED SEX?

- YES, BUT HE--

- THEN WHY DID YOU CHOOSE
TO HAVE SEX WITH MR. BUTLER

WITHOUT USING A CONDOM?

- I WOULDN'T HAVE
IF I HAD KNOWN HE WAS POSITIVE!

- DID YOU ASK
IF HE WAS POSITIVE

OR HAD ANY OTHER DISEASE?

- NO.

- MS. ELLISON, YOU CAN
READ ENGLISH, CAN'T YOU?

- OF COURSE.

- COULD YOU PLEASE READ THIS
TO THE COURT?

- "GET TESTED.

"IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

OR THE LIFE
OF SOMEONE YOU LOVE."

- THAT IS POSTED
ON A BILLBOARD

APPROXIMATELY 350 YARDS

FROM THE FRONT DOOR
OF YOUR APARTMENT.

IT HAS HAD SOME KIND
OF AIDS AWARENESS AD ON IT

SINCE THE MID-'90s.

CAN YOU READ THIS ONE?

- "I NEVER THOUGHT
I'D TEST POSITIVE.

"I TRUSTED HIM.

THIS DIDN'T
HAVE TO HAPPEN."

- THAT WAS ON THE BUS
YOU TOOK TO WORK

FIVE YEARS AGO...

BEFORE YOU SLEPT
WITH MR. BUTLER.

AND THIS LAST ONE,
THIS IS FROM AROUND THE TIME

YOU AND MR. BUTLER
WERE INTIMATE.

- "ANYONE CAN CONTRACT HIV.

"DON'T BE STUPID.

IT'S THE BEST 80 CENTS
YOU'LL EVER SPEND."

- DO YOU RECOGNIZE
WHERE THAT AD WAS POSTED?

- THAT'S THE BUS STOP

AROUND THE CORNER
FROM MY APARTMENT.

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS
TO ME?

- TO DEMONSTRATE
THAT PETER BUTLER

IS NOT TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE
FOR INFECTING YOU.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE, TOO.

YOU CHOSE
TO SLEEP WITH HIM.

YOU CHOSE TO HAVE SEX
WITHOUT A CONDOM.

YOU CHOSE A RISK

THE SAME WAY YOU COULD HAVE
CHOSEN TO SAY NO.

- [tearfully]
PLEASE JUST STOP IT.

PLEASE.

- NO MORE QUESTIONS.

- WE'LL TAKE
A BRIEF RECESS

AND THEN RECONVENE
AFTER LUNCH.

[gavel bangs]

[knocking]

- EXCUSE ME, MS. CABOT,
MAY I SPEAK WITH YOU?

- OF COURSE.

WHAT'S WRONG?

- WHAT REBECCA DID
ISN'T HER FAULT.

WHY ARE YOU PROSECUTING HER?

- MR. BUTLER, SHE
SERIOUSLY INJURED YOUR GRANDSON.

I CAN'T JUST IGNORE THAT.

- THEN PUT ME ON THE STAND.

I WANT TO TELL EVERYONE
WHAT MY GRANDSON DID TO HER.

- OH, MR. BUTLER,
I'M SORRY.

I...I CAN'T DO THAT.

- MR. BUTLER, YOU OKAY?

- I TRIED
TO WARN REBECCA.

I TRIED TO HELP
THEM ALL.

- JUST RAN
INTO DEWEY BUTLER.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

- HE WANTS TO TESTIFY

ON BEHALF
OF REBECCA ELLISON.

- AGAINST HIS OWN GRANDSON?

- WELL, HE'LL MAKE ONE HELL
OF A SYMPATHETIC WITNESS.

CAN'T SAY
I'D BLAME THE JURY

IF THEY LET REBECCA OFF.

- SHE DID STOP PETER
FROM INFECTING OTHER WOMEN,

NOT THAT I AGREE
WITH HOW SHE DID IT.

- BUT THAT'S JUST IT.

IF REBECCA GOES FREE,

IT SENDS A MESSAGE
TO OTHER VICTIMS

THAT IT'S OKAY TO TAKE THE LAW
INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.

- MAYBE THERE'S A WAY
TO KEEP HIM FROM TESTIFYING.

- DO YOU KNOW SOMETHING
I DON'T?

- WELL, DEWEY JUST SAID

THAT HE TRIED
TO WARN REBECCA

AND HELP THEM ALL.

WHAT DID HE MEAN
BY THAT?

[doorbell chimes]

- I HAVE NOTHING
TO SAY TO YOU.

- GOOD FOR YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO TALK
TO YOUR GRANDFATHER.

- HE'S SLEEPING.

THE TRIAL
REALLY UPSET HIM.

- YOU NEED TO WAKE HIM UP.

- COME BACK TOMORROW.

- I THINK YOU'RE GONNA
WANT TO LISTEN IN

WHILE HE EXPLAINS
HOW HE TRIED TO WARN REBECCA.

- MY GRANDFATHER
WOULD NEVER HURT ME.

- THEN WHY'D HE HACK
YOUR FACEUNION PAGE

AND CALL THE MEDIA?

- YOU'RE WRONG.

IT WAS THAT BITCH,
REBECCA.

- WELL, THIS IS HIS EMAIL
TO MSNBC.

READ THAT AND WEEP.

- PETER!

- GRANDPA! GRANDPA!

GRANDPA, WHY?

WHY'D YOU DO THIS?

THEY'RE GONNA
THROW ME IN JAIL!

[pills rattle]
- IT'S...

IT'S ALL MY FAULT.

I SHOULD'VE
RAISED YOU BETTER.

- BUT YOU SAVED ME.

IT WAS MOM
WHO ABANDONED ME.

- BUT SHE DIDN'T.

[panting]

I LIED TO YOU ABOUT IT

BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE TRUTH
WOULD HURT YOU MORE.

- WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

- YOUR MOTHER WAS YOUNG
WHEN SHE HAD YOU.

SHE DIDN'T KNOW
WHO YOUR FATHER WAS.

WHEN YOU WERE THREE,

SHE MET A MAN.

HE BEAT HER,

THEN HE STARTED
TO BEAT YOU.

SHE SHOT HIM
WHILE HE WAS ASLEEP.

SHE DIED IN PRISON.

- [sniffling]

- SHE WENT TO JAIL

TO PROTECT YOU.

I THOUGHT I WAS
DOING THE SAME

BY LYING TO YOU ABOUT IT,

BUT IT ONLY FUELED
YOUR ANGER MORE.

YOUR MOTHER LOVED YOU
WITH ALL HER HEART,

AND SO DO I.

OH, PETER.

FORGIVE ME, BUT IT WAS
THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE YOU...

[pills rattle]

CHANGE.

- GRANDPA, WHAT'S WRONG?

- IT'S NOT TOO LATE
FOR YOU, PETER.

- SLEEPING PILLS.

- PORTABLE TO CENTRAL,

I NEED A BUS
AT 327 EAST 49TH STREET.

- BECOME A GOOD HUMAN BEING.

- [crying]

- PETER, DON'T LET ME DIE
IN VAIN.

- I'M SORRY.

YOU HEAR ME?

I'M SORRY, GRANDPA.

[cell door clanks]

- WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

- RELEASING YOU.

- PETER BUTLER
DROPPED THE CHARGES.

- WHY?

- BECAUSE SOMEBODY
GAVE THEIR LIFE

TO HELP PETER
GET HIS SOUL BACK.

- WHAT ABOUT MY CASE
AGAINST HIM?

- PETER PLED GUILTY
TO ALL COUNTS.

- REBECCA, PETER'S GRANDFATHER
DISINHERITED HIM.

HE GAVE ALL OF HIS MONEY
TO A TRUST FUND

TO PAY THE MEDICAL EXPENSES

FOR THE WOMEN
THAT PETER INFECTED.

YOU WILL GET CARE
FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

- IT'S OVER, REBECCA.

- NO, IT'S NOT.

MY RAPIST
IS STILL OUT THERE.

- AND WE WILL NEVER
STOP LOOKING FOR HIM

UNTIL YOU GET JUSTICE.

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