Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 11, Episode 20 - Beef - full transcript

After a young woman is sexually assaulted and murdered, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler track down the woman's boyfriend - their first suspect - but learn that he is a devout vegan who wouldn't hurt a fly. They soon find that the victim had been deeply involved in the fight to expose questionable practices in the meat-packing industry, even going undercover at a large company to find out the truth. Benson goes undercover herself to retrace the woman's footsteps and to identify who the victim might have angered along the way.

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.

- DAMN, BABY, I DON'T WANT
TO MISS THAT CONCERT.

- OKAY, WELL, YOU TRY WALKING
IN THESE SHOES.

[dog whimpers]
[gasps] AW!

HOLD ON, FREDDY.



HI, CHUY.

SWEETIE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING
OUT HERE SO LATE?

- GINA, NO, NOT AGAIN.

- HE LIVES
RIGHT DOWN THE HALL.

- SHOW STARTS
IN 20 MINUTES.

- WELL, I GOT TO GET CHUY HOME.
COME ON.

[smooches]
COME ON, PUPPY.

- THE FIRST TIME SON DE CUBA
EVER, EVER PLAYS

IN THIS COUNTRY,
AND WE'RE GONNA MISS IT?

I SWEAR TO GOD, GINA,

I'LL KILL YOU
IF WE'RE ONE SECOND LATE.

[Chuy whimpers]

- OKAY, HERE IT IS.

HELLO?



[birds chirping]
HELLO?

[gasps]

OH, MY GOD.

- THE VICTIM'S
LAURA SANTIAGO, 24.

BLED OUT
FROM A CUT JUGULAR.

THROAT SLIT
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

WITH A VERY SHARP KNIFE.

PANTIES DOWN,
FLUIDS ON BOTH SIDES.

- TIME OF DEATH?
- FROM THE RIGOR,

I'D SAY
BETWEEN 10:00 AND 10:30.

[birds chirping]
- IF ONLY THEY COULD TALK.

- WELL,
I'M NO DR. DOLITTLE,

BUT A SWAB
OF THE DOG'S MOUTH

MIGHT TELL US
IF HE BIT THE PERP

WHILE TRYING TO PROTECT HER.
- NEED A VET?

- NO, I CAN DO IT.

COME HERE, BOY.

GOOD BOY.

[sighs]

- YOU ALL RIGHT?
- YEAH.

HE'S JUST A DEAD RINGER
FOR MY DOG PETEY.

- I DIDN'T KNOW
YOU HAD A DOG.

- YEAH, WITH MY JOB,
IT'S GREAT TO COME HOME

TO SOMETHING BREATHING.

- YEAH, WE HAD A DOG ONCE.

MY FATHER TRIPPED OVER HER
ONE NIGHT

AND BROUGHT HER BACK
TO THE POUND THE NEXT DAY.

- YOU LIE DOWN WITH DOGS,
YOU WAKE UP WITH FLEAS.

LIE DOWN WITH MEN...

[camera shutter clicks]

- NOTHING DISTURBED
INSIDE THE APARTMENT,

NO SIGN OF FORCED ENTRY--
SHE MUST HAVE KNOWN THE PERP.

- PLATES SOAKING IN THE SINK--
SHE PROBABLY MADE HIM DINNER.

- YEAH, THEN HE CUT HER THROAT
FOR DESSERT

AND TOOK THE KNIFE
AS A SOUVENIR.

- WELL, LET'S JUST HOPE HE'S NOT
OUT LOOKING FOR HIS NEXT MEAL.

- YO NO OI NADA.
ERA MUY RESERVADA ESA CHICA.

YO SIEMPRE ERA MUY AMABLE.
A MI ME GUSTA LA GENTE.

- SUPER SAYS
SHE DIDN'T HEAR A THING.

- MUY CREIDA, TU SABES.

EL NOVIO ERA UN AMERICANO
BIEN FLACO

Y SIEMPRE CON LA BOLSA
DE WHOLE FOODS.

- ¿SABE COMO SE LLAMA
EL NOVIO?

- HOW DO I KNOW
THE BOYFRIEND'S NAME?

DO I GOT TIME
TO KNOW MY TENANTS' BUSINESS?

- YOU KNOW THAT THEY WENT
TO WHOLE FOODS.

- YOU SAW LAURA COMING AND GOING
WITH THE SAME GUY.

- NOT ALWAYS.
- WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

- SOMETIMES HE CAME IN
BY HISSELF, HAD HIS OWN KEY.

- I FOUND THE VICTIM'S LAPTOP.
NOTHING ON IT.

- YOU MEAN NOTHING SUSPICIOUS?
- NO, I MEAN NOTHING AT ALL.

- THAT'S SUSPICIOUS.

- I'LL GET MORALES
WORKING ON IT.

ALSO FOUND HER CELL--

BUNCH OF RECENT CALLS
FROM A JAN.

- ¿EL NOVIO?

- YEAH, THAT'S HIM.

COULD I HAVE THAT? I MEAN,
SHE DON'T NEED IT ANYMORE.

- WAIT FOR SANTA.
IT'S EVIDENCE.

- DOES THE PHONE
HAVE AN ADDRESS FOR JAN?

- EAST 83RD STREET.

- OYE, BE CAREFUL, SABES.

SOME GUYS,
THE SOFTER THE OUTSIDE,

THE HARDER THE INSIDE.

DON'T KNOW
TILL YOU SQUEEZE.

- I JUST SAW LAURA
A COUPLE HOURS AGO.

SHE WAS FINE...

FINE.

THIS ISN'T POSSIBLE.

I LOVED LAURA SO MUCH.

- UNTIL SHE MADE YOU ANGRY.

- OH, MY GOD.
YOU...

YOU DON'T THINK I KI--

I DON'T EVEN KILL COCKROACHES.

I TAKE THEM OUTSIDE.

- BEING NICE TO BUGS
IS NOT A DEFENSE FOR MURDER.

- SO HOW DID YOU
AND LAURA MEET?

- I-I TEACH ANUSARA YOGA.

LAURA TOOK MY CLASS.

ANUSARA IS ABOUT CELEBRATING
THE HEART.

- OKAY, LET'S GO.

- ARE YOU TAKING ME DOWNTOWN?

- IT'D BE DOWNTOWN
FROM HERE, YEAH.

- CAN I JUST FEED
MY DOG FIRST?

- MAKE IT QUICK.
- MOLLY, COME.

[whistles]

I'LL BE BACK
IN JUST A MINUTE, MOLLY, OKAY?

DON'T YOU WORRY.

WHAT HAPPENED TO CHUY?

- HE'S AT THE POUND.

- IS IT A NO-KILL SHELTER?

I NEED TO GO GET HIM.
HE NEEDS ME NOW.

- WELL, WE HAVE FIRST DIBS.

WHAT TIME DID YOU LEAVE
LAURA'S APARTMENT?

- AROUND 9:30.

- WHY SO EARLY?
YOU HAVE A FIGHT?

- I DIDN'T ALWAYS SPEND
THE NIGHT.

LAURA AND I RESPECTED
EACH OTHER'S SPACE.

BESIDES, I HAD TO GO HOME
AND WALK MOLLY.

- SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE ONE
OF THOSE GUYS

THAT'S MORE COMFORTABLE WITH
DOGS THAN YOU ARE WITH WOMEN.

- WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

- WELL, DOGS ARE EASIER
TO CONTROL.

THEY COME WHEN YOU CALL.

THEY GIVE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
- SO?

- SO MAYBE LAURA WANTED
TO END THINGS, AND YOU DIDN'T.

AND WHEN SHE WOULDN'T ROLL OVER,
YOU RAPED AND KILLED HER.

- LAURA WAS RAPED?

- WELL,
WE FOUND FLUIDS ON HER.

HOW MUCH DO WE WANT TO BET
THAT THEY'RE YOURS?

- I NEVER FORCED LAURA
TO HAVE SEX.

THAT WAS HER CHOICE.

- SHE DIDN'T CHOOSE
TO HAVE HER THROAT SLIT.

- SOMEBODY MUST HAVE COME IN
AFTER ME.

- ANYBODY SEE YOU
WALKING MOLLY TONIGHT?

- YEAH.

I HAD A--

WELL, NOT A FIGHT--
A DISCUSSION WITH A NEIGHBOR.

- WHICH APARTMENT?
- SHE LIVES IN 4-A.

- NOW I'VE GOT TO GET
TO THE POUND.

- SIT.

STAY.

- FIN...

DO US A FAVOR.
CHECK OUT PETA PAN'S ALIBI.

- HAPPY TO.
- ANYTHING ON THE DOG SWAB?

- I'M WAITING TO HEAR
FROM A VETERINARY PATHOLOGIST,

BUT THIS SURPRISED ME.

I FOUND TWO BLOOD TYPES
IN THE SEMEN.

- LAURA HAD SEX
WITH TWO MEN TONIGHT.

- MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE A SHOW
FOR CHUY AND THE PARAKEETS.

- THANKS.
- WE KNOW THAT JAN HAS A KEY.

HE WALKS IN ON LAURA'S OTHER
BOYFRIEND, THE GUY TAKES OFF,

JAN STAYS
AND TEACHES HER A LESSON.

- DON'T NEED TO SELL ME.

I NEVER TRUST A GUY
WHO WEARS DRAWSTRING PANTS.

- LAURA HAD ANOTHER BOYFRIEND.

- WHICH MEANS THAT YOU
WERE GETTING SLOPPY SECONDS.

- IF I'D HAD KNOWN, I WOULD HAVE
RESPECTED HER FREEDOM.

- ALL RIGHT,
LET'S DROP THE ACT, GANDHI.

YOU SURPRISED LAURA AND
HER OTHER MAN IN BED TOGETHER.

WHAT WERE THEY DOING?

A LITTLE DOWNWARD-FACING DOG?

- NO.
I TOLD YOU.

- SO YOU KICKED HIS ASS OUT,

AND YOU TOOK OUT
ALL YOUR RAGE ON LAURA.

AND WITH YOU,
THERE IS SO MUCH RAGE

BUBBLING UP
UNDER ALL THAT

"LOVE ALL OF GOD'S CREATURES"
PERSONA, HUH?

- NO!
I TOLD YOU.

AND I'M SICK OF YOUR
MACHO TACTICS, BOTH OF YOU.

I WANT A LAWYER.

- HE INVOKED.

- AND NOW HE'S MEDITATING?

- A LITTLE TRANQUILITY
BEFORE HE HITS THE TOMBS.

- WELL, UNFORTUNATELY,
HE WON'T.

FIN CALLED.

YOGI'S NEIGHBOR SAW HIM

OUTSIDE OF HIS APARTMENT
AT 10:15.

THEY GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT

BECAUSE HE FORGOT
TO SCOOP THE POOP.

- SO WHAT, WE FINE HIM
AND CUT HIM LOOSE?

- GET HIS DNA BEFORE HE GOES.

- WELL,
SINCE JAN HAS AN ALIBI,

THE OTHER GUY'S GOT
TO BE OUR KILLER.

- MAYBE LAURA'S PARENTS
KNOW BOYFRIEND NUMBER TWO.

- THIS COUNTRY...

IT WAS BAD ENOUGH
SHE WAS DATING THE AMERICANO.

BUT TWO MEN?

- WE BELIEVE THAT SHE HAD
A SECOND BOYFRIEND, YES.

- SHE WOULD NEVER.

- IF SHE DID SOMETHING
LIKE THAT...

- YOU'D BE EXTREMELY UPSET.
- OF COURSE HE'S UPSET.

HE JUST LOST HIS DAUGHTER.

PLEASE GO NOW.

- JUST A FEW MORE QUESTIONS,
MRS. SANTIAGO.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR HAND?

- I HAD AN ACCIDENT.

- HE WORKS
AT A RESTAURANT.

- AND WHERE WERE YOU LAST NIGHT,
MR. SANTIAGO?

- HE WAS OUT
WITH HIS FRIENDS.

- WE'LL NEED THOSE NAMES.

- YOU THINK I KILLED
MY OWN DAUGHTER?

WHAT'S WRONG
WITH YOU PEOPLE?

ERA MI VIDA...

MI LAURA...

MI BEBE.
- [sobs]

- SHE IS THE REASON WE CAME
TO THIS COUNTRY, YOU KNOW?

FOR HER TO HAVE A CHANCE.

SHE WENT TO COLLEGE
FOUR YEARS,

AND THEN SHE SHOULD HAVE COME
HOME TO HER FAMILY, BUT, NO.

SHE GOES FROM JOB TO JOB,
WORKING WITH THOSE KIND OF MEN.

- WHERE WAS LAURA WORKING?

- IN A STORE
CALLED BELLA MODA.

BUT SHE LOST HER JOB.

- WELL, OUR AIM HERE
IS TO SELL THINGS,

TO SHOW YOU HOW THESE BOOTS
CAN TELL THE WORLD

WHO YOU REALLY ARE--

TOUGH, BUT SEXY...
WITH A TAKE-NO-PRISONERS SASS.

OR HOW, IF YOU WILL PRESENT THIS
TO YOUR WIFE,

SHE WILL FORGIVE
ALL YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS

AT LEAST FOR THE WEEKEND.

- OKAY, SO I TAKE IT THAT
LAURA SANTIAGO DID NOT LIVE UP

TO YOUR LEVELS
OF SALESMANSHIP.

- LAURA WAS LOVELY
AT FIRST.

SHE HAD THE KIND OF ENTHUSIASM

THAT COULD CONVINCE
AN ORDINARY 60-YEAR-OLD

THAT THE RIGHT SCARF
COULD MAKE HER MERYL STREEP.

- SO YOU SAID, "HAD."

SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED?

- [sighs] HONEY,
THAT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

- THAT'S HORRIBLE.

THAT'S A HORRIBLE,
WRETCHED PURSE.

- ONE DAY SHE CAME IN...
DIFFERENT.

- DON'T BUY THAT!

PLEASE!
ALL OF YOU!

GO!
GET OUT OF HERE!

DON'T BUY ANYTHING HERE!

GO! GO!

- I WAS IN THE BACK.
I HEARD HER YELLING.

I TRIED TO GET HER
TO TAKE A XANAX.

- SO WHAT WAS SHE
SO UPSET ABOUT?

- I HAVE NO IDEA.

SHE RAN OUT,
AND I NEVER SAW HER AGAIN.

CIAO, AND GOOD RIDDANCE.

- WELL,
THAT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE.

GIRL WORKS AT THE PLACE
FOR A MONTH

AND ONE DAY JUST FREAKS OUT?

- YOU SEE THE PRICES
IN THERE?

MAYBE THE BLATANT CONSUMERISM
SET HER OFF.

- YEAH, BUT ENOUGH
TO SEND HER OVER THE EDGE?

- WELL, NOT JUST THAT,

BUT I MEAN, SHE WAS DATING
TWO MEN ON THE DOWN-LOW,

PLUS DEALING WITH HER PARENTS'
TRADITIONAL EXPECTATIONS.

- STABLER.

OKAY.
YEAH, WE'LL BE RIGHT THERE.

MILES FOUND SOMETHING
OFF LAURA'S COMPUTER.

- ANYTHING JUICY?

- ABOUT TEN GIGS WORTH
OF WOMEN'S BUTTS.

- YOU WEREN'T KIDDING.

THAT'S A LOT OF BUTTS.
- WAS LAURA A LESBIAN?

- HAD A COUPLE BOYFRIENDS--
COULD HAVE GONE BOTH WAYS.

- MAYBE SHE SENT PHOTOS INTO ONE
OF THOSE FETISH WEBSITES.

- OH, AN ENTIRE WEBSITE
DEVOTED TO WOMEN'S BUTTS.

- SOMETHING'S WRONG
WITH THAT?

- LAURA'S FATHER'S ALIBI
CHECKED OUT.

HE WAS AT A BAR TILL MIDNIGHT
WITH TWO FRIENDS.

- OKAY, SO LAURA
WAS SEEING TWO GUYS,

SHE'S INTO WOMEN'S BUTTS,
AND SHE WENT POSTAL

AT AN OVERPRICED BOUTIQUE.

- WHO WOULD WANT A NICE GIRL
LIKE THAT DEAD?

- MAYBE THE SAME PERSON
WHO WIPED HER COMPUTER...

OR THOUGHT HE DID.

IT TOOK SOME TIME
TO PULL THOSE PHOTOS.

- ANYTHING ELSE SALVAGEABLE?
- JUST THESE.

- COCKFIGHTING?

- BIRDS ON STEROIDS

FOR THE AMUSEMENT
OF BOYS ON TEQUILA.

NOW, THERE'S A PARTY.
- LOOK AT THE LEGS.

THEY CALL THEM SHORT KNIVES--
HALF-INCH BLADES.

- WAIT A MINUTE.

THAT'S LAURA'S OLD MAN.

- I'LL BLOW IT UP.

- YOU'RE RIGHT.
THAT'S MR. SANTIAGO.

- THERE'S A STREET SIGN.

ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
IN BROOKLYN.

- I LOVE MY BIRDS.
I LOVE MY BIRDS.

- WELL, I LOVE MY WIFE,
BUT I DON'T PUT BLADES

ON HER TOENAILS TO WATCH HER
GOUGE OUT HER GIRLFRIEND'S EYES.

- HE FORGOT TO MENTION
THAT HE CAME HERE

AFTER THE BAR LAST NIGHT.

BIRD GAVE HIM A PECK.

- SO I WAS OUT
HAVING A LITTLE FUN.

- YEAH.
DID LAURA HAVE FUN HERE TOO?

- LAURA HATED THE FIGHTS.

- WELL, THEN WHAT
WAS SHE DOING TAGGING ALONG

TAKING PICTURES FOR?

SPENDING A LITTLE QUALITY TIME
WITH DADDY?

- HER MAMA TOLD HER
I WAS STILL COMING HERE.

SHE JUST SHOWED UP.

SHE WAS REAL ANGRY.

- YEAH, WELL,
COCKFIGHTING IS ILLEGAL.

A GUY COULD GO
TO JAIL FOR IT.

YOU HAD TO STOP HER
FROM SNITCHING?

- NO. NO.
WE JUST ARGUED.

SHE TOOK THAT PICTURE
THREE WEEKS AGO--

LAST TIME
I SAW MY DAUGHTER.

- SO WHY WAS LAURA SO UPSET
ABOUT THE FIGHTS?

WAS SHE SCARED THAT YOU
WERE GONNA GET INTO TROUBLE?

- LAURA LOVED THE BIRDS.

SHE SAID, TILL I STARTED
TREATING THEM RIGHT...

I WAS NO LONGER HER FATHER.

- OKAY,
SO LAURA LOVED ANIMALS.

SHE WAS DATING PETA BOY.

- ALL THOSE DISPLAYS THAT
SHE KNOCKED OVER AT THE STORE--

PURSES, BOOTS--
ALL MADE OF LEATHER.

- SO OUR GIRL
WAS AN ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST.

- BUT WHAT DO THE BUTTS
HAVE TO DO WITH IT?

WARNER TEXTED US THE RESULTS
FROM THE DOG'S MOUTH.

THEIR WERE FIBERS FROM
TWO DIFFERENT PAIR OF PANTS.

- SO HE DID TRY
TO PROTECT HER.

- PANT FIBERS--ONE'S BLUE
POLYESTER, THE OTHER'S HEMP.

- BLUE POLYESTER,
THERE'S OUR MYSTERY MAN.

- AND THE HEMP'S
NO MYSTERY AT ALL.

- YEAH, CHUY BIT ME.

KIND OF GOT JEALOUS
WHEN LAURA AND I HAD SEX.

- YOU HAD SEX
WITH YOUR PANTS ON?

- IS THAT A CRIME?
- NOT IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND NEITHER ARE WOMEN'S BUTTS,
BUT COCKFIGHTING IS.

AND LAURA LIKED
TO TAKE PICTURES OF BOTH.

- WHERE'D YOU FIND THESE?

- ON HER COMPUTER--
DOZENS OF THEM.

YOU KNOW YOUR GIRL
WAS A SHUTTERBUG?

- SHE DABBLED
IN DOCUMENTARIES,

BUT SHE DIDN'T LIKE
TO TALK ABOUT IT.

SAID IT WAS BAD
FOR THE CREATIVE PROCESS,

AND I RESPECTED THAT.

- OF COURSE YOU DID.

- I KNEW SHE WAS INTERVIEWING
PEOPLE, THOUGH,

BECAUSE SHE
WAS LESS AVAILABLE.

- WHICH YOU RESPECTED.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF?
- UH, YEAH.

LAURA AND I
WERE SUPPOSED TO EAT

AT OUR FAVORITE RAW-FOODS
RESTAURANT THIS AFTERNOON...

AFTER A BOOK SIGNING
IN TRIBECA.

- OUR SOCIETY VIEWS WOMEN
AND ANIMALS

PRETTY MUCH THE SAME...

AS CUTS OF MEAT.

MEAT EATING AND THE PATRIARCHY
WORK HAND IN HAND.

WE CAN'T END
THE OBJECTIFICATION OF WOMEN

UNTIL WE STOP EATING
OUR FOUR-LEGGED BROTHERS

AND WINGED SISTERS, HMM?
[applause]

THANK YOU.
THANKS.

- HAVEN'T WE SEEN
THIS ASS BEFORE?

- YES, LAURA FOUND
ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS

FOR MY BOOK.

SHE WAS A STUDENT OF MINE
AT NYU--VERY SAVVY.

SHE WOULD HAVE GONE ON
TO DO GREAT THINGS,

LIKE HER DOCUMENTARY.

- WHAT KIND OF DOCUMENTARY?

- WELL, SHE WAS FILMING
AN UNFLINCHING EXPOSE ON MEAT.

I WAS HER FIRST INTERVIEW.

- DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO
WOULD WANT TO STOP THE PROJECT?

- MACHO BOYFRIEND,
CARNIVORE.

- SHE WAS SEEING A VEGAN--
MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE.

- ANYONE ELSE YOU KNOW
THAT SHE WAS INTERVIEWING

FOR HER FILM?

- WELL, DEAN JONES,
OF COURSE.

NOW THERE'S A MAN
FULL OF RAGE.

- YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT
I HAVE RAGE.

LAST FOURTH OF JULY,
I BARBECUE A BURGER OUT HERE,

NEXT THING I KNOW
MY KIDNEYS ARE FAILING,

AND I'M HAVING SEIZURES.

- YOU GOT THAT SICK
FROM HAVING ONE BURGER?

- IT WAS LOADED
WITH E. COLI.

IT GAVE ME HEMOLYTIC UREMIA.

I WAS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED
COMA FOR TEN WEEKS.

- HE WILL BE IN THAT CHAIR
FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

- HEY, AT LEAST
I'M HERE, RIGHT?

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD KID
HAD A BURGER LAST SUMMER.

FIRST HER LUNGS FAIL,
THEN HER KIDNEYS,

THEN HER HEART AND BRAIN.

- WE'RE TRYING TO SUE
THE SUPERMARKET CHAIN.

THEY'RE BLAMING THE COMPANIES
THAT SUPPLY THEIR MEAT.

- YOU DIDN'T GET SICK?

- NO, SHE HAD A TOFU DOG.

IT WAS THE ONLY GOOD THING
ABOUT THAT BARBECUE.

- THAT'S WHY LAURA WANTED YOU
IN HER FILM.

- SHE WANTED
TO SHOW EVERYTHING.

YOU KNOW THAT 1,000 COWS
CAN GO INTO ONE SINGLE BURGER,

AND WE'RE TAKING BACTERIA
FROM ALL OF THEM

AND JUST STICKING IT
ON A BUN.

HEY, NO WORRIES, RIGHT?

'CAUSE A LOT OF THESE COMPANIES
TREAT THEIR MEAT WITH AMMONIA.

- OKAY, SO SHE WAS TRYING
TO BE THE MICHAEL MOORE

OF MEAT PATTIES.

- IT'S ALL THANKS
TO JAKE BRADSHAW.

- IS THAT A FRIEND OF HERS?

- NO, LAURA CALLED HIM
HER GODFATHER.

- YEAH, I HEARD
ABOUT LAURA.

IT'S TOO BAD--
NICE KID.

WHOA, HOPE THAT'S NOT
A BEEF TACO.

- WHOA, LIFE IS FULL
OF RISKS.

- LIKE THE ONE THAT LAURA TOOK
BY MAKING HER FILM.

- YEAH.
- SO HOW'D YOU TWO MEET?

- AT A RALLY TO STOP THE SALE
OF CONTAMINATED BEEF.

- YEAH, YEAH, YOU, UM,
BECAME HER GODFATHER?

- I TRIED
TO MENTOR HER, YEAH.

AND, OF COURSE,
SHE INTERVIEWED ME FOR HER FILM.

AH, I GUESS I DIDN'T MAKE
THE FINAL CUT, HUH?

SHE, UH--SHE GET ANYBODY
FROM THE BIG MEAT COMPANIES,

ANY LOBBYISTS?

- YOU THINK THE FILM
WOULD HAVE ANGERED SOME OF THEM?

- ALL OF THEM.

FROM THE GUYS WHO GROW THE CORN
THAT FEED THE COWS

TO THE FOLKS
WHO PROCESS THE BEEF,

EVEN THE USDA,
WHOSE JOB IT IS

TO SUPPOSEDLY PROTECT YOU
FROM YOUR DINNER.

- WELL, LOOK, THE LAST THING
I WANT IS THE GOVERNMENT

CONTROLLING MY RIGHT
TO EAT WHAT I WANT.

- I TAKE IT LAURA'S FILM
PUSHED YOUR BUTTONS TOO.

- ACTUALLY, WE'RE LOOKING
FOR SOMEONE PISSED OFF ENOUGH

TO KILL.

- WELL, MAYBE I COULD BE
MORE HELPFUL

IF I HAD A LOOK AT THE FILM.

- WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU.
THANKS.

- AH.
BON APPETIT.

- THAT WAS
PRETTY UNINFORMATIVE.

- GUY MIGHT NOT EAT MEAT,

BUT HE'S ACTING LIKE THE CAT
WHO ATE THE CANARY.

- HE KNOWS THERE'S SOMETHING
IN LAURA'S FILM.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE ELSE
SHE COULD HAVE HIDDEN IT.

IF THAT DOCUMENTARY FILM
WERE HERE,

WE WOULD HAVE FOUND IT
BY NOW.

- OR AT LEAST THE CAMERA
LAURA SHOT IT ON.

I WANT TO SEE
WHAT'S ON THAT FILM.

- YEAH, SO DOES YOUR CAT
WHO ATE THE CANARY.

MAYBE BRADSHAW KILLED HER HERE
WHILE HE WAS LOOKING FOR IT.

- SO WHY WOULD HE AGREE TO MEET
US IF HER MURDERED LAURA?

- THROW US OFF.
- I DON'T KNOW.

HE ACTED
LIKE HE NEVER SAW THE FILM.

- HE ALSO ACTED
AS IF HE WOULD KILL

TO GET HIS HANDS ON IT.

- OKAY, SO LET'S GET A WARRANT
FOR HIS DNA,

SO WE CAN RULE HIM OUT.
- LET'S CHECK WITH FIN FIRST.

HE JUST TEXTED ME
THAT HE HAS A BEAD ON BRADSHAW.

- BRADSHAW'S PEOPLE PUT HIM
IN THE OFFICE

WHEN LAURA WAS MURDERED.

HE'S NO KILLER,
BUT HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD.

CHECK OUT HIS ARTICLES.

"BEHIND THE KITCHEN DOOR
AT TEN TOP RESTAURANTS,"

"PLAYING WITH DEATH: HOW TOY
COMPANIES ENDANGER OUR KIDS."

- SO BRADSHAW'S
AN EXPOSE GUY.

- WHISTLEBLOWER,
MUCKRAKER.

- THAT'S LIKE FREEDOM FIGHTER
OR TERRORIST.

IT DEPENDS WHAT SIDE YOU'RE ON.
- HERE'S ANOTHER ARTICLE.

- "THE NEW
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:

HOW BIG MEAT COMPANIES RECRUIT
IMMIGRANTS FROM MEXICO."

- WELL, THERE YOU HAVE IT.

LAURA'S THE DAUGHTER
OF IMMIGRANTS,

SPANISH-SPEAKER,
ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST.

HE RECRUITED HER
TO DO HIS DIRTY WORK.

- YOUR GIRL HAD THE GUTS
TO TAKE ON THE BIG BOYS.

IT WOULDN'T BE
THE FIRST TIME

BRADSHAW USED THAT
TO HIS ADVANTAGE.

HIS PAPER FIRED HIM
TWO YEARS AGO

FOR HIRING A KID TO GO
UNDERCOVER DRIVING RACE CARS.

KID GOT KILLED
IN A CRASH.

- HOW'S BRADSHAW
STILL IN BUSINESS?

- HE SETTLED WITH THE PARENTS.
CASE IS SEALED.

- SO THEN
HOW DID YOU GET IT?

- I KIND OF SWEET-TALKED IT
OUT OF A CLERK.

BRADSHAW NOW WORKS FOR
AN INTERNET NEWS SITE CALLED--

GUESS WHAT?

THE REAL VERSION.
- YEAH.

IT'S ABOUT TIME
HE GIVES IT TO US.

- I TOLD YOU, LAURA SANTIAGO
DID NOT WORK FOR ME.

- NO, YOU SAID
THAT YOU WERE HER MENTOR.

- I HELPED HER OUT
A LITTLE.

- YOU'RE OBSTRUCTING
A POLICE INVESTIGATION.

- LOOK, SHE ASKED
FOR MY HELP.

I TOLD HER WHERE TO GO.
I TOLD HER WHO TO INTERVIEW.

I GAVE HER ADVICE
ON WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS TO USE.

- OH, REALLY?

HOW WAS THE MOVIE?
- I DON'T KNOW.

SHE WAS GONNA SHOW ME
A ROUGH CUT THIS WEEK.

AND LISTEN,
IF YOU GET THE FILM,

I'M DOING A STORY.
- ON LAURA?

- DON'T YOU THINK SHE'D WANT
WHAT SHE DISCOVERED TO BE TOLD?

- WITH YOUR NAME ON IT?

- HEY, I'M A JOURNALIST.

I'M AFTER THE TRUTH.

AND I BELIEVED
IN WHAT LAURA WAS DOING.

- LIKE YOU BELIEVED
IN THAT KID

WHO GOT KILLED
STOCK-CAR RACING?

ALL RIGHT, BRADSHAW,
IT'S TIME FOR THE REAL VERSION.

WHAT EXACTLY WAS LAURA DOING
THAT GOT HER KILLED?

- LAURA WAS UNDERCOVER

AT DONNA ROSA MEATS,

A PROCESSING PLANT.

SHE WANTED TO SEE HOW BAD
THE CONDITIONS REALLY WERE.

SHE WAS GONNA CALL HER FILM
INSIDE THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE.

- EXCEPT SHE'S THE ONE
WHO GOT SLAUGHTERED.

- MY NAME IS ROSA DOLETTI,

AND EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT
MY FAMILY COMES TO DINNER,

AND WE ENJOY THE SAME MEATBALLS
AND SAUSAGES

I'VE BEEN MAKING
AT DONNA ROSA'S MEATS

FOR 50 YEARS.

AND NOW YOU CAN ENJOY
OUR PRODUCTS

AT YOUR HOUSE.

BUON APPETITO.

MANGIA.
MANGIA.

- AND CUT!
GREAT, ROSA.

- I'D BUY HER MEATBALLS.

- MUST BE NICE
WORKING FOR A FAMILY BUSINESS.

- YEAH.
I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 16 YEARS.

IT'S GOOD,
BUT IT'S TOUGH WORK.

- A LOT OF TURNOVER,
MR. REILLY?

- YEAH.
YOU KNOW, PEOPLE COME AND GO,

SO I DON'T GET TO KNOW MUCH
ABOUT THE WORKERS.

- BUT YOU HIRED LAURA SANTIAGO?
- YEAH, NICE GIRL.

GOT ALONG WITH THE OTHERS
'CAUSE SHE SPOKE SPANISH.

- DO YOU MIND IF WE SPEAK
TO SOME OF HER COWORKERS?

- BE MY GUEST.

- LAURA WAS VERY NICE.
SAID "HELLO" EVERY MORNING.

- DID SHE HAVE PROBLEMS
WITH ANYONE?

- NO.
SHE WAS MUY AMABLE.

- NOBODY WANTS MORE PAY
OR LESS HOURS.

- NO.
WE VERY HAPPY HERE.

BUENO JEFE,
BUENA GENTE.

- LAURA TRABAJA AQUI
DOS O TRES WEEKS.

BUT, SI,
THE PEOPLE LIKE HER OKAY.

AND SOMEBODY LIKE HER A LOT.

- YEAH, WHO WAS THAT?

- JORGE VARGAS,
PAPI CHULO.

THINKS HE'S
A REAL LADIES' MAN, YOU KNOW?

- YEAH, I KNOW THE TYPE.

- EVERYBODY KNOWS VARGAS.

ESO ES UN HOMBRE BUENO.

- AND BUENO
WITH THE LADIES WE HEAR.

- ANYTIME A NEW CHICA COMES
TO WORK HERE,

[chuckles]
HE'S LIKE THE WELCOME WAGON.

- YOU KNOW IF LAURA SANTIAGO
TOLD HIM TO TAKE A HIKE?

- SEEMED PRETTY CLOSE,
IF YOU ASK ME.

- HOW CLOSE?
- PUT IT THIS WAY--

IF A GIRL WAS SPAGHETTI,

VARGAS WANTED TO BE
THE MEATBALL.

- YEAH, VARGAS
WAS A PLAYER--

ALWAYS FLIRTING
WITH THE FEMALE WORKERS.

GOT GRABBY SOMETIMES TOO.

WE CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE

A DISTRACTED MEAT CUTTER
ON THE JOB.

- WHEN'D YOU SHOW HIM
THE DOOR?

- JUST A FEW DAYS AGO.
- YOU HAVE HIS ADDRESS?

- SURE.

- HOW DID HE TAKE
TO BEING FIRED?

- OH, MAN...
[chuckles] HE WAS PISSED.

JUST TOOK OFF.

DIDN'T EVEN CLEAN OUT
HIS LOCKER.

- YOU MIND IF WE TAKE A LOOK?

VARGAS A BALLER?

- YEAH, SOME OF THE WORKERS
SHOOT HOOPS

IN THE COURT DOWN THE BLOCK
ON BREAKS.

- THIS GUY GET ANY WORK DONE
BETWEEN THE B-BALL

AND PLAYING GRAB-ASS?

- LET'S JUST SAY HE NEVER MADE
WORKER OF THE MONTH.

[locker door closes]

[indistinct chatter]

- [laughs]

$20, MOLINA.

AND YOU STILL OWE ME
TEN PINCHE DOLLARS

FOR THE LAST GAME.

- JORGE VARGAS.
- YOU LOOK TIRED.

WHY DON'T YOU TAKE FIVE?

- THIS IS A MISTAKE.
I GOT A WORK PERMIT.

- WE'RE NOT LA MIGRA.

- AND WE'RE NOT
DOCTORS EITHER,

BUT THAT LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY
NASTY CUT ON YOUR ARM THERE.

- I-I WORK IN MEATPACKING.
- TILL YOU GOT CANNED.

- YOU SURE
THAT'S NOT A DOG BITE?

- I DON'T HAVE A DOG.

- JUST A BIG CRUSH
ON A DOG LOVER--

LAURA SANTIAGO.

- LAURA?
NO, WE WERE FRIENDS.

- YEAH, BUT YOU WANTED IT
TO BE MORE.

THAT'S WHY YOU RAPED HER.

- RAPE?
¿QUE ES ESTO?

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
LAURA IS MY FRIEND.

- GOT TO WORK
ON YOUR ENGLISH, PAPI.

SHE WAS YOUR FRIEND.
LAURA'S DEAD.

- LAURA WAS HELPING ME
WITH MY ENGLISH, MY PAPERS.

SHE HAD ME COME
TO HER APARTMENT.

- WHERE YOU SAW SHE HAD
ANOTHER FRIEND...

HER BOYFRIEND, JAN.
- WHO?

- YEAH, THAT'S
WHERE YOU GOT JEALOUS,

YOU RAPED AND KILLED HER.

- NO, I DIDN'T.
- OKAY.

WHERE WERE YOU FRIDAY NIGHT
BETWEEN 10:00 AND 10:30?

- ME AND MY WIFE
HAD AN ARGUMENT AFTER DINNER.

I WENT FOR A WALK.

- A WALK.
ANYONE SEE YOU?

- NO.
I WAS UPSET.

I JUST WALKED AND WALKED.

- YEAH, WELL, YOU'RE GONNA BE
WALKING TO A JAIL CELL, JORGE.

YOUR DNA MATCHES THE FLUIDS
FOUND IN LAURA.

- DNA?

I DIDN'T GIVE YOU NO DNA.

- NO,
YOUR STINKY SNEAKERS DID.

YOU REALLY OUGHT
TO WEAR SOCKS.

- NO. TE JURO.
I WASN'T WITH LAURA.

- YEAH, WELL,
YOUR CHILE SURE WAS.

- HOW?

I MEAN, LAURA WAS VERY PRETTY,
BUT I NEVER TOUCHED HER.

THAT'S THE TRUTH.

ASK MY WIFE--

I WENT FOR A WALK.

- LET'S NAIL THIS BASTARD.
PAY THE WIFE A VISIT.

FIND OUT WHO WEARS THE BLUE
POLYESTER PANTS IN THE FAMILY.

- HIS PANTS ARE RIGHT HERE.

I WASH ALL OF THEM,
TODOS, EVERY WEEK.

- OKAY, WE JUST NEED
THE BLUE ONES.

- YOU WANT HIS SHIRTS?
¿OTRAS COSAS?

- JUST THE PANTS.
- ¿POR QUE?

- HE'S IN TROUBLE,
AND WE WANT TO HELP.

- OH, SI?

YOU CAN HELP HIM MOVE OUT.

- YOU TWO SPLITTING UP?
- HE WAS WITH ANOTHER WOMAN.

I'M THROWING HIM OUT.

AY, DIOS MIO.

- WHAT'S WRONG?

- HE--HE THREW OUT SOME PANTS
A-A FEW DAYS AGO.

THEY WERE TORN,
HAD BLOOD ON THEM.

- YOU STILL HAVE THEM?

- THE BLUE FIBERS
IN THE DOG'S MOUTH

MATCH VARGAS' PANTS.

- SO MR. POLYESTER'S
NO LONGER A MYSTERY.

- NEITHER
IS THE BLOOD ON THEM.

IT'S LAURA'S.

- WE GOT THE SON OF A BITCH.
- NOT SO FAST.

I ALSO FOUND SOMETHING ODD
LURKING IN THOSE PANTS

IN A SWEAT STAIN
ON THE INSEAM.

VARGAS'S DNA...

DNA FROM THE PERSPIRATION.

- THEY DON'T MATCH.
- OR POP AN I.D. IN THE SYSTEM.

BUT DEFINITELY MALE.

- HOW CAN THAT BE?

- SOMEONE ELSE
WAS WEARING VARGAS' PANTS?

- WE HAVE A NEW MYSTERY MAN.

- DNA FROM SWEAT STAINS--

SO NOW YOU GOT TO WATCH
WHERE YOU SWEAT.

- WONDER OF SCIENCE, BABE.

- OKAY, WHAT DO WE KNOW?

WE GOT SEMEN...

INSIDE LAURA SANTIAGO

FROM JORGE VARGAS
AND JAN EYCK.

- AND WE HAVE THE FIBERS
IN THE DOG'S MOUTH

FROM TWO DIFFERENT PAIR
OF PANTS--

VARGAS' BLUE POLYESTER
AND EYCK'S HEMP.

- ALL RIGHT, HOW DO WE EXPLAIN
A THIRD MAN'S SWEAT

IN VARGAS' PANTS?

- EITHER VARGAS
IS RENTING OUT HIS PANTS,

OR SOMEBODY'S SETTING HIM UP
FOR MURDER.

- SOMEONE WHO'D HAVE ACCESS
TO HIS SEMEN IF NEED BE.

- AND WHO'S PISSED OFF
AT HIS PHILANDERING,

LIKE MRS. VARGAS.

TWO HOURS
BEFORE LAURA SANTIAGO'S MURDER,

YOU LEFT TO GO WHERE?

- HOW DID YOU GET THIS?

- LIQUOR STORE
ACROSS THE STREET--

IT HAS A SECURITY CAMERA.

- SI. I WENT ON A PICNIC
WITH A FRIEND.

- REALLY, AT NIGHT--
22 DEGREES OUTSIDE?

- I DIDN'T DO NOTHING WRONG,
NOT LIKE HE WAS DOING TO ME.

- HEY, HIS INFIDELITIES
DON'T EXCUSE YOU

SETTING HIM UP AS A KILLER.
- AY, NO.

I WOULD NEVER.
HE WAS CHEATING ON ME.

ESTABA ENAMORADO DE OTRA MUJER,
CON ESA LAURA.

AND BEFORE THAT
WITH SOMEBODY ELSE.

- YOU TAKE THESE PICTURES?
- NO.

A WOMAN SEND THEM TO ME
WITH A LETTER.

"I ONLY FOUND OUT

"ABOUT YOU
AFTER I WAS SEEING HIM.

"BUT THE FACT IS

"JORGE DOESN'T WANT
EITHER OF US ANYMORE

"NOW THAT HE'S PLANNING
TO RUN AWAY WITH LAURA.

HOW CAN WE LET HIM DO THIS?"

- SO YOU HAD TO DO SOMETHING.

- THE WOMAN--
SHE SAY IF I GIVE HER

ONE OF HIS SHIRTS
AND A PAIR OF HIS PANTS

AND SOME OF HIS...
TU SABES.

- SEMEN?

- "I WILL CRY RAPE

"AND GET HIM
INTO A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE.

"WE WILL TEACH HIM A LESSON,

AND HE'LL NEVER CHEAT
ON ANYONE AGAIN."

- HE--HE--
HE CAME HOME ONE NIGHT.

HE WANTED TO--TO DO IT.

HE ALWAYS USES A CONDOM.

- SO YOU PUT THAT IN THE ICE
CHEST ALONG WITH HIS PANTS?

- THE WOMAN--SHE SAY TO--
TO LEAVE IT UNDER A BENCH

IN THE LITTLE PARK
NEXT TO MY CHURCH.

- SO WHAT, YOU CAN GO IN
AND REPENT?

- I DIDN'T KNOW
HE WOULD BE ACCUSED OF MURDER.

THE NEXT DAY SHE--
SHE DROPPED OFF JORGE'S PANTS

IN A BOX OUTSIDE MY DOOR
WITH A NOTE.

SHE SAY GIVE IT TO THE POLICE
IF THEY COME BY.

- SO YOU'RE SAYING
YOU'VE NEVER MET

THIS WOMAN IN THE LETTER
IN PERSON?

- AND SHE SIGNED IT
"JANE SMITH."

THAT'S GOT TO BE FAKE.

- CAN YOU PLEASE TAKE JORGE
OUT OF THE JAIL NOW?

CAN HE COME HOME?

- WELL, IT'S NOT GONNA DO ANY
GOOD SINCE YOU WON'T BE HERE.

VANESSA VARGAS, YOU'RE
UNDER ARREST FOR OBSTRUCTION.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.

ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN
AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU

IN A COURT OF LAW.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO AN ATTORNEY...

- YOU'RE FREE, LOVER BOY.
- WHAT ABOUT MY WIFE?

- SHE FRAMED YOU
FOR MURDER, JORGE.

YOU WANT TO TAKE HER BACK,

YOU CAN BAIL HER
OUT OF THE TOMBS.

- NO, THANKS.
- GUY'S A PERFECT PATSY--

TROUBLE AT HOME,
EYES FOR THE LADIES.

KILLER USED HIM AND HIS WIFE
TO COVER HIS TRACKS.

- BUT WHY GO AFTER LAURA
TO BEGIN WITH?

- MAYBE SHE SAW SOMETHING
AT DONNA ROSA'S MEATS

THAT SOMEBODY
DIDN'T WANT HER TO.

- SO MAYBE IT'S TIME TO CHECK
THIS PLACE OUT FOR OURSELVES.

- YOU'LL START BY CLEANING,

AND IF YOU DO GOOD,
WE'LL MOVE YOU UP, OKAY, TANYA?

- [Russian accent]
YES, VERY GOOD. THANK YOU.

- HEY, UH...

SAY SOMETHING
IN RUSSIAN, BABY.

- [speaks Russian]

- I LIKE IT.

I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.
- OKAY, MISTER...

- CALL ME KIKI.

- OKAY, KIKI.

- HEY, WHAT'D YOU SAY
TO HIM?

- [normal voice] OH.
"GO SWING AN ELEPHANT'S BALLS."

- NICE.

- THIS PLACE
IS DISGUSTING, FILTHY--

COCKROACHES.

- MMM,
YOU'RE MAKING ME HUNGRY.

- RAT DROPPINGS EVERYWHERE.

[thud]

SOMEONE'S COMING.
I GOT TO GO.

- HOLA.
¿QUE TAL?

- [Russian accent]
SORRY. NO SPANISH.

IS ALWAYS SO DIRTY HERE?

- OH, YES, EXCEPT WHEN
THE INSPECTORS COME.

- MANY CUCARACHA.

- AH, YOU GET USED TO IT.

NO WORRY.

- BUT MAYBE IT GET
INTO THE MEAT.

I SEE LEAK IN FREEZER.

- DON'T ASK
TOO MANY QUESTIONS.

A GIRL USED TO WORK HERE,

AND THEN SHE START
TO TAKE PICTURES.

- PICTURES?

- SI, WITH A CAMERA.

- AND THEN HE SEES HER
AND TAKE IT AWAY.

NEXT DAY SHE DON'T COME IN.

- THE BIG GUY--KIKI?

- NO, THE FOREMAN.
I-I HAVE TO GET BACK TO WORK.

- [normal voice]
IT SOUNDS LIKE REILLY

CAUGHT LAURA IN THE ACT.

I'M GONNA GO UP TO HIS OFFICE
AND LOOK AROUND.

- WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN HERE?
- [Russian accent] I'M CLEANING.

- YEAH?
- IT'S OKAY.

- LOOKS LIKE SNOOPING TO ME.

- POLICE!
LET HER GO.

MR. REILLY,
YOU ARE UNDER ARREST.

- FOR WHAT?
SHE WAS TRESPASSING.

- FOR ASSAULTING
A POLICE OFFICER.

- [normal voice]
AND AS SOON AS WE GET YOUR DNA,

MURDER.

- [groans]

YOU THINK
I MURDERED LAURA?

- NO, I THINK YOU SLIT
HER THROAT,

PUT JORGE VARGAS' DNA
INSIDE HER,

AND WIPED
HER COMPUTER CLEAN.

- SO WHAT
WAS SHE FILMING, REILLY--

THAT PIG STY THAT
YOU CALL A MEAT-PACKING PLANT?

- WE RUN A CLEAN OPERATION.

- OH, PLEASE, I WAS THERE
FOR AN HOUR,

AND I ALMOST PUKED.

- YOU ARE GOING
TO PRISON, PAL.

AND THERE YOU'RE GONNA BE
THE FRESH MEAT.

- [scoffs] LUCKY YOU GUYS
HAVE SUCH GOOD IMAGINATIONS,

SINCE YOU HAVE NO PROOF.

- STAND UP.

- WHY?

- TAKE OFF YOUR PANTS.

- HEY, YOU WANT
TO SEE MY ASS,

YOU GOT TO START
WITH A LITTLE FOREPLAY.

- DROP THEM.

- [sighs]

[chuckles]

- TURN AROUND.

- [sighs]

- THERE'S NO BITE MARKS.

- WIFE'S NOT INTO THAT--

NICE IRISH GIRL.

- NO DOG BITE AT ALL?

- BOTH LEGS WERE CLEAN.

- CHUY MUST HAVE GOT A HOLD
OF THE PANTS

AND NO FLESH.

- AND WE JUST LOST A CHUNK
OF OUR CASE AGAINST HIM.

HE'LL PLEAD OUT
ON THE ASSAULT

BY CLAIMING HE THOUGHT
YOU WERE STEALING FROM HIM.

- RIGHT AFTER HE CONVENIENTLY
SMASHED LAURA'S FOOTAGE TO BITS.

- IF MORALES CAN'T SALVAGE
ANY OF IT, WE'RE SCREWED.

- THEN SINK YOUR TEETH
INTO THIS.

THE DNA ON REILLY'S TOOTHPICK
MATCHES THE DNA

FROM THE SWEAT
ON THE PANTS.

- SO REILLY WAS WEARING
VARGAS'S PANTS.

- AND LAURA'S BLOOD
WAS ALL OVER THEM.

THAT PUTS REILLY
IN HER APARTMENT THAT NIGHT.

- GO TELL OUR GUEST
HE'S DEAD MEAT.

- FOLKS, HE'S IN CUSTODY.

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE
TO WAIT A MOMENT.

- PLEASE, MR. POLICE,

YOU HAVE MY FOREMAN HERE--
MR. BAILEY.

- YOU MEAN MR. REILLY?

- FORGIVE THE INTRUSION.
MRS. ROSA IS VERY UPSET.

- AND YOU ARE?

- ALBERTO SARAFINI,
THE COMPANY'S ATTORNEY.

I'D LIKE TO SEE MY CLIENT.

- GOT YOUR PANTS ON, REILLY?

YOUR LAWYER'S HERE.
- MR. SARAFINI.

IS--IS MRS. ROSA HERE?

- PLEASE LET ME SEE HIM.

- WELL, I'M SORRY,
BUT MR. REILLY

IS WITH YOUR LAWYER NOW.

- BUT I-I DON'T--
I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

HE WAS ALWAYS A GOOD EMPLOYEE,
WORKED HARD,

DID EVERYTHING WE ASKED.

- ALL RESPECT,
MRS. DOLETTI,

BUT WHEN YOU
FIRST WALKED IN HERE,

YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
HIS NAME.

- I-I KNOW HIM.
HE'S A GOOD MAN.

IF HE DID SOMETHING BAD,

THERE HAS TO BE A REASON.

- WE THINK LAURA SANTIAGO
FOUND PROBLEMS IN YOUR PLANT

THAT MR. REILLY
WAS TRYING TO COVER UP.

- I...

WELL, IF THAT'S TRUE,
HE'LL TELL ME.

[chuckles]

HE--HE'LL LISTEN
TO DONNA ROSA.

- DONNA ROSA'S CONCERNED
ABOUT YOU, MR. REILLY.

- WELL, SHE SHOULD BE.

WE HAVE EVIDENCE PLACING HIM
AT THE CRIME SCENE.

- WHAT?
- JUST RELAX.

THEY'RE TRYING TO SCARE YOU.

[knock at door]

- MRS. ROSA.

- TELL THEM THE TRUTH,
MR. REILLY.

PLEASE, IF YOU DID SOMETHING,
IF YOU HURT THAT POOR GIRL,

YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM,
BECAUSE...

ONLY THE TRUTH
WILL MAKE IT RIGHT.

PLEASE.

MR. REILLY, PLEASE.

- REILLY, LISTEN TO HER.

YOU'VE RUINED
THAT WOMAN'S LIFE.

[door closes]

NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE A MAN.
JUST TELL US.

- I DID IT.

- MR. REILLY, BE QUIET!

- I KILLED LAURA.

- SHUT UP.
- LAURA WAS IN THERE FILMING US.

- I AM INSTRUCTING YOU...

- SHE WAS GONNA GET US
SHUT DOWN.

I CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE MY JOB.
MY WIFE JUST HAD TWINS.

- FOR THE LAST TIME...

- LAURA WAS GONNA TAKE
EVERYTHING AWAY FROM US.

SHE WAS GONNA RUIN MY LIFE.

- I HAVE BEEN WORKING
AT DONNA ROSA'S MEATS

FOR THREE WEEKS NOW.

I HAD ONE HOUR
OF SAFETY TRAINING.

WITH MY HIDDEN CAMERA,

I FILMED EVERYTHING
YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE.

THE WATER
FROM THIS LEAKY FREEZER

COULD CONTAIN
A DEADLY BACTERIA

CALLED LISTERIA...

NOT TO MENTION
THE RATS RUNNING AROUND.

I'VE SEEN HARMFUL THINGS
GOING INTO THE GRINDER

TO MAKE HAMBURGER--

INSECTS, GLASS...

BEEF TRIMMINGS
SPLOTCHED WITH COW FECES.

- DECIDED TO TAKE IN A MOVIE?

- YEAH, MORALES
KIND OF PIECED IT TOGETHER.

I FIGURED
SOMEBODY SHOULD WATCH IT.

- THERE'S A SAYING--
"YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT."

COWS WERE NEVER MEANT
TO EAT CORN.

THEY CAN'T DIGEST IT.

BUT CORN IS CHEAP.

AND WE INJECT THEM
WITH ANTIBIOTICS

TO PREVENT THEM
FROM GETTING TOO SICK

AND HORMONES
TO MAKE THEM GROW FASTER.

THE SAME HORMONES
AND ANTIBIOTICS

THAT ARE BEING INGESTED
BY OUR KIDS.

- COME ON!
PICK IT UP!

WE'RE LOSING MONEY HERE!
- THERE'S OUR LADY KILLER.

- WHAT IS THIS?

- BIG MAN AT WORK,
BUT A WIMP IN INTERROGATION.

- I STILL DON'T GET IT.

HE JUST FOLDED.
- LET'S GO, PEOPLE! LET'S GO!

- I MEAN, YOU AND ELLIOT
DIDN'T EVEN TELL HIM

THAT WE MATCHED HIS DNA.

- GET OUT OF THE WAY.

THIS IS HOW YOU CARVE
A CARCASS, RIVERA.

- HOLD ON.
PLAY IT AGAIN, BUT SLOW IT DOWN.

DO YOU SEE
WHAT I SEE?

- REILLY'S LEFT-HANDED.

- WARNER SAID
THAT LAURA'S THROAT WAS SLIT

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT,

WHICH MEANS OUR KILLER
HAS TO BE RIGHT-HANDED.

- WE KNOW REILLY
WAS AT THE CRIME SCENE.

SOMEONE ELSE WAS THERE.

- SOMEONE
WHO HAD THE MOST TO LOSE.

- PLEASE, COME IN.

MAYBE YOU'D LIKE
TO STAY FOR DINNER.

EVERY SUNDAY I MAKE DINNER
FOR MY WHOLE FAMILY.

- YEAH, UH, THAT'S VERY KIND
OF YOU, MRS. DOLETTI,

BUT, NO, THANK YOU.

- NOT TO MENTION THE FACT
THAT IT'S TUESDAY.

- OH, WELL, I'M AN OLD WOMAN.
I GET CONFUSED.

- WE'D LIKE TO ASK YOU
SOME QUESTIONS.

- WELL, I'M NOT GIVING YOU
MY RECIPES.

- IT'S ABOUT
LAURA SANTIAGO'S MURDER.

- OH, TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE.

I CAN'T BELIEVE MR. REILLY
WOULD DO SUCH A THING.

- WHAT A COINCIDENCE.
NEITHER CAN WE.

- WELL, UH,
I HOPE YOU FIND OUT WHO DID IT

BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE
GETS HURT.

- OH, WE'RE GETTING CLOSER.

IN FACT, WE THINK
THAT IT'S SOMEBODY

WHO'S RELATED TO REILLY.

YOU SEE, AT FIRST,
HE DENIED EVERYTHING,

AND THEN SUDDENLY,
JUST OUT OF THE BLUE,

HE CONFESSED.
- THE MINUTE YOU SHOWED UP.

- IT WAS ALMOST AS
IF HE WAS TRYING TO PROTECT YOU.

- [laughs]

PROTECT ME, WHY?
- WHY?

'CAUSE HE'S YOUR SON.

LOOK, HERE HE IS IN A SHOT
OF YOU HOLDING HIS TWINS,

YOUR GRANDKIDS.

AND HERE'S
HIS WEDDING PICTURE.

NOW, THAT'S SORT OF ODD--
FOR YOU TO HAVE

HIS WEDDING PICTURE UP
IF HE'S JUST YOUR FOREMAN.

- OKAY.

JOHNNY'S MY KID
BY MY LATE HUSBAND--

REST HIS SOUL.

- THE FAMILY NAME IS REILLY.
YOU'RE NOT EVEN ITALIAN.

- OH, PLEASE.
BLACK IRISH.

WE TOOK DOLETTI, BECAUSE PEOPLE
LIKE MEATBALLS BETTER

IF THEY THINK
THEY'RE MADE BY I-TIES.

- SO WHAT
OTHER INTERESTING THINGS

ARE WE GOING
TO FIND HERE, ROSA, HUH?

THE TYPEWRITER THAT YOU WROTE
VANESSA VARGAS' LETTER ON?

- I AIN'T GOT NO TYPEWRITER.

- COME ON, I'LL BET
A LITTLE OLD LADY LIKE YOU

NEVER TOOK A COTTON
TO COMPUTERS.

YOU LIKE TO DO THINGS
THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY.

ISN'T THAT THE BIG LIE
THAT YOUR BUSINESS IS BUILT ON?

- WHAT DO YOU THINK
YOU'RE DOING?

- WHERE'S
YOUR TYPEWRITER, ROSA?

- YOU KEEP OUT OF MY THINGS?
- OR WHAT?

YOU'RE GONNA MURDER US
LIKE YOU MURDERED LAURA...

FOR COMING INTO YOUR WORLD

AND UNCOVERING
YOUR LITTLE SECRETS?

- HEY, LOOK AT THIS.

- [gasps]

- ANOTHER DIRTY LIE EXPOSED.

- WHERE YOU GOING, ROSA?

LOOK AT THAT, MUNCH.

SHE WENT STRAIGHT
FOR THE KNIFE.

- YEAH, AND SHE GOT IT
WITH HER RIGHT HAND.

- JUST LIKE LAURA'S MURDERER.

- JOHNNY WAS TOO WEAK.

HE'S ALWAYS BEEN
TOO WEAK.

I NEVER COULD STAND HIM--
ALWAYS SNIVELING.

SO I GAVE HIM
TO MY SISTER TO RAISE.

- BUT YOU HIRED HIM.
- THAT LITTLE WORM

ALWAYS DID WHATEVER MAMA ROSE
TOLD HIM TO DO.

- EXCEPT WHEN IT CAME
TO CUTTING LAURA'S THROAT.

YOU BOTH WENT
TO THAT APARTMENT,

BUT HE COULDN'T KILL HER
WHEN YOU ORDERED HIM TOO.

- I'VE BEEN CUTTING MEAT
ALL MY LIFE.

I'M A BUTCHER'S DAUGHTER.

I DO WHAT I GOT TO DO
TO PROTECT WHAT I WORK FOR.

- NOW YOU'RE GONNA
PROTECT YOURSELF

BY PUTTING DOWN THAT KNIFE.

- WHAT ABOUT MY D-DINNER?

THE MEATBALLS AREN'T COOKED.
[handcuffs clicking]

MY FAMILY'S GONNA BE HERE
ANY SECOND.

- YEAH, YEAH, WELL, I'M SURE
THEY'RE GONNA ENJOY DINNER

JUST FINE WITHOUT YOU.

- AS LONG AS THEY DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S IN IT.

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