Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 11, Episode 8 - Turmoil - full transcript

After risqué photos of a fifteen-year-old rape victim are leaked onto the Internet, Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson's case becomes much more complicated. As the detectives' case slowly morphs into an investigation by the State Bar, Stabler's son becomes entangled in a streak of compromising events at the hands of his best friend, a recovering drug addict. As Benson takes charge of the rape case, Stabler is forced to set his personal opinions aside and deal with the potentially life-threatening situation his son and his friend have so carelessly gotten themselves into.

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.

- YOU'RE GONNA BE LATE
FOR SCHOOL.

- I'M WAITING FOR SHANE.

- I DON'T LIKE THAT KID
DRIVING YOU ANYWHERE.

- WHAT ELSE IS NEW?



- DON'T TAKE THE EXPRESSWAY.

I'M LOOKING FOR A GREEN FOLDER.
I NEED IT FOR COURT.

- WHAT IS IT?

- THE NIKKI SHERMAN RAPE CASE.

- IT'S RIGHT HERE.

NIKKI SHERMAN?

THAT'S THE SOPHOMORE
AT MANNING PREP

WHO SAID SHE GOT RAPED
BY THE FOOTBALL PLAYER.

SHE LIKES TO PARTY.

- DO YOU KNOW HER?
- NO.

BUT EVERYONE SAYS
SHE'S A LYING SLUT.

- HEY. HEY!

DON'T EVER TALK
ABOUT A VICTIM LIKE THAT AGAIN,

YOU HEAR ME?



- THEIR WORDS, DAD, NOT MINE.

BUT THE PHOTOS
WERE PRETTY HOT.

- WHAT PHOTOS?

- THE ONES WITH HER TOP OFF,
LIKE GIRLS GONE WILD.

- I DON'T WANT YOU
ON THAT WEBSITE.

- THEY WERE ON SHANE'S PHONE.

[knock at door]

- HI, MR. STABLER.
IS SOMETHING WRONG?

- YEAH.
NO HATS INDOORS.

WHO SENT YOU PHOTOS
OF MY RAPE VICTIM?

- I DON'T KNOW. IT WAS VIRALED
OUT TO HUNDREDS OF KIDS...

SIR.

- DRIVE STRAIGHT TO SCHOOL,
NO STOPPING.

- THE PROSECUTION
IS CONCEALING EVIDENCE.

NIKKI SHERMAN WASN'T RAPED.

- OBJECTION!

WE HAVE TURNED OVER
EVERY SCRAP OF EVIDENCE

ON THIS CASE TO THE DEFENSE.

- WHAT ABOUT NIKKI SHERMAN'S
RECANT OF HER RAPE STATEMENT,

WHERE SHE ADMITTED SHE WANTED
TO HAVE SEX WITH MY CLIENT.

- WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

- I HAVE A WITNESS
WHO SAYS SHE RECANTED.

- THIS IS A DESPERATE ATTEMPT
TO INTIMIDATE THE VICTIM.

- NIKKI SHERMAN
CHANGED HER STORY.

YOU SAY THE RECANT STATEMENT
DOESN'T EXIST.

I SAY YOU BURIED IT.
- THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

YOUR HONOR, WE HAVE GIVEN
THE DEFENSE ALL THE EVIDENCE.

- REQUEST A CONTINUANCE,
MS. CABOT.

- EXCUSE ME, YOUR HONOR?

- I SAID ASK FOR MORE TIME.

- BUT I DON'T NEED
MORE TIME.

- I'LL GIVE YOU 48 HOURS
TO REVIEW YOUR EVIDENCE.

ANY OBJECTIONS?

- NO, YOUR HONOR.

[gavel bangs]

- MS. CABOT,

NIKKI DIDN'T RECANT.

THAT BASTARD RAPED HER.

- I KNOW, MR. SHERMAN.
THIS IS JUST A DEFENSE TACTIC.

- DOES THIS MEAN
THAT THERE WON'T BE A TRIAL?

- NO. THERE WILL BE ONE,
AND WE WILL WIN.

DID NIKKI SHERMAN SAY
THE RAPE DID NOT HAPPEN?

- NO, WE GAVE YOU ALL
THE EVIDENCE. WE ALWAYS DO.

- ALEX, HE'S PLAYING YOU.
- I DON'T THINK SO.

PETROVSKY JUST GAVE ME TWO DAYS
TO GET MY STORY STRAIGHT.

- FOR WHAT?

- APPARENTLY I'M BEING
INVESTIGATED BY THE STATE BAR.

THIS IS FALLOUT

FROM SONYA PAXTON'S
DRUNKEN PERFORMANCE, LIAM.

- KEEP TELLING
YOURSELF THAT, ALEX.

LIAM BLACK,
NEW YORK STATE BAR.

WORD IS MANHATTAN SVU
LIKES TO BEND THE RULES--

BEND THEM ENOUGH,
THEY BREAK.

- YOU CAN DIG ALL YOU WANT.
YOU'RE NOT GONNA FIND ANY DIRT.

- HE'S INVESTIGATING ME,
NOT YOU.

- BUT IF HER LICENSE
GETS YANKED, YOU'RE NEXT.

COLLATERAL DAMAGE
IS LIKE JELL-O.

THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR MORE.

[elevator bell dings]

- WE KNOW, WE KNOW.
STATE BAR'S ON THE WARPATH.

- IT'S PERSONAL.

YOUR CELL PHONE WAS OFF
WHEN YOU WERE IN COURT,

SO KATHY CALLED ME.

YOUR SON IS MISSING.

- ELI?
- NO, NO, HE'S FINE.

IT'S--IT'S DICKIE.
- I'LL GO WITH YOU.

- NO, I-I'LL CALL
WHEN I KNOW SOMETHING.

- DICKIE'S NOT ANSWERING
HIS CELL PHONE.

HE STARTED A FIGHT
WITH SOME KID AT SCHOOL,

AND NO ONE'S SEEN HIM
SINCE LUNCH.

- OKAY, WELL,
THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE'S MISSING.

HE'S PROBABLY JUST
GOOFING OFF WITH SHANE.

HI, DETECTIVE.
- ANITA GOMEZ. WHO IS SHANE?

- SHANE NEWSOME--HE'S JUST
THE KIND OF TROUBLE

I DON'T WANT
HANGING AROUND MY KID--

UH, WEED, COKE, SPEEDBALLS.

- THIS SHANE,
HE'S GOT A RECORD?

- YEAH, A LONG ONE.

- AND DID YOU TRY
CALLING SHANE?

- YEAH, IT WENT
RIGHT TO VOICE MAIL.

- IS YOUR SON HAVING PROBLEMS
AT HOME TOO?

- HE'S NOT A RUNAWAY.
- RIGHT.

YOU PLAN ON LOOKING YOURSELF,

BUT IT IS A LOT
OF GROUND TO COVER,

SO WHY NOT LET US HELP?

- I'VE GOT HELP.

LOOK, WE--WE DON'T NEED TO FILE
WITH MISSING PERSONS.

- THIS FIGHT AT SCHOOL--
KNOW THE OTHER BOY'S NAME?

- DANNY PROCTOR.

A TEACHER PULLED THEM APART,

BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW
WHAT IT WAS ABOUT.

- AND ANY OTHER
PERSONALITY CHANGES,

MOOD SWINGS, DEPRESSION?

- IF MY SON WERE TAKING DRUGS,
I'D KNOW IT.

- YOU JUST SAID HE HANGS OUT
WITH AN ADDICT.

- LOOK, I KNOW MY SON.

HE WOULDN'T WORRY ME
LIKE THIS.

LET HER FILE A REPORT.

- OKAY.

- WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

- DOES YOUR SON'S CELL PHONE
HAVE GPS?

- NO, HE'S GOT A CHIP,
NOT THE SOFTWARE.

- WELL, THEN WE NEED
YOUR PERMISSION

TO CALL THE PROVIDER,
ACCESS THE TOWERS.

AND IF HE MAKES A PHONE CALL,

WE CAN NARROW IT DOWN
TO SEVERAL BLOCKS.

- I'LL MAKE THE CALL.

- THANK YOU.

- YOU'RE OVERREACTING.

- I WISH YOU WOULD.

- LOOK, HE'S PROBABLY
OUT PLAYING HOOKY

WITH THAT SHANE PUNK

DOING GOD KNOWS WHAT.
[cell phone ringing]

STABLER.

YES.

WHAT?

- WHAT?

- WHAT BRANCH?

THANK YOU.
THAT WAS OUR BANK.

DICKIE TRIED TO USE
HIS EMERGENCY CREDIT CARD

AT AN ATM IN MANHATTAN.

- THAT CARD IS NOT SET UP
TO GIVE CASH.

- RIGHT. HE DOESN'T KNOW THAT,
SO CALL OUR CELL PROVIDER,

HAVE THEM
TRACK DICKIE'S CALLS.

WE'LL PICK HIM UP.
- WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

- I'M GONNA HAVE
A HEART-TO-HEART

WITH THAT
DRUG ADDICT'S MOTHER.

WHERE'S SHANE?

- HE'S NOT DUE HOME
FOR ANOTHER HOUR.

- I WOULD THINK
YOU'D WANT TO KNOW WHERE HE IS

EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY.

- I MONITORED HIM FOR MONTHS
UNTIL THE COUNSELOR SAID

I HAD TO TRUST HIM AGAIN.

- HOW'S THAT WORKING OUT?

- HE RELAPSED TWICE,
BUT HE'S STRAIGHT NOW.

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT,
DETECTIVE STABLER?

- ANY CHANGES RECENTLY
IN HIS BEHAVIOR?

- IF YOU THINK
HE'S USING AGAIN, YOU'RE WRONG.

HE TAKES A URINE TEST
EVERY MORNING.

- PLENTY OF WAYS AROUND THAT.

- YOU DON'T KNOW SHANE!
- I KNOW ADDICTS.

THEY SCHEME, THEY LIE,
AND WHEN THEY FALL,

THEY TAKE CASUALTIES
WITH THEM.

THAT'S WHAT I KNOW.

- YOUR SON'S BEEN
A GOOD INFLUENCE.

I THOUGHT A COP
WOULD UNDERSTAND.

- I'M A PARENT...

WHO'S GONNA DO WHAT'S BEST
FOR MY CHILD.

- YOU DON'T LIKE SHANE,
DO YOU?

- I NEED A LIST
OF SHANE'S OTHER FRIENDS

AND THE PLACES
HE LIKES TO HANG OUT.

- NOT UNTIL YOU TELL ME
WHY YOU'RE LOOKING FOR HIM.

- BECAUSE IF I FIND HIM,
I'LL FIND DICKIE.

- THEY'RE MISSING?

- MY SON IS TRUANT.
- AND YOU'RE BLAMING SHANE.

THIS MAY COME AS A SHOCK,
BUT RICHARD'S NOT PERFECT.

- HIS NAME'S DICKIE.

- WHICH PROVES HOW WELL
YOU KNOW HIM.

NO ONE CALLS HIM THAT ANYMORE.
HE HATES IT.

- WHEN YOU HEAR FROM SHANE,
HAVE HIM GIVE ME A CALL, PLEASE.

- YOU WON'T BE TALKING TO HIM
EVER AGAIN.

NOW PLEASE LEAVE.

- ELLIOT, WHAT ARE YOU
DOING BACK HERE?

- I'M HERE
TO WORK THE RAPE.

IT TURNS OUT
DICKIE ISN'T MISSING.

HE'S PROBABLY OUT,
JOYRIDING WITH SHANE NEWSOME,

HITTING ATMs, TRYING TO
GET MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT.

THE BANK JUST SAID THAT
THEY TRIED TO HIT AN ATM

AT 34TH STREET
TEN MINUTES AGO.

- WELL, YOU CAN'T CHASE YOUR KID
AND WORK THIS CASE.

- NO, MY HEAD'S IN THE GAME.
I'M READY TO GO.

- OKAY, THEN LET'S GO OVER
THE RAPE CASE.

THE DEFENSE CLAIMS
WE'RE WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE,

SO WHAT EXACTLY DO WE HAVE?

- NIKKI SHERMAN'S STATEMENT
THAT SAM BAYLOR RAPED HER

IN A BASEMENT BATHROOM
AT AN UNSUPERVISED PARTY.

- FLUIDS FROM THE EXAM
MATCHED BAYLOR'S DNA.

SHE SAYS RAPE.
HE SAYS CONSENSUAL SEX.

- WELL, I CAN ASSURE YOU

THAT NO GIRL WANTS
HER FIRST SEXUAL EXPERIENCE

NEXT TO A TOILET.

- ALL RIGHT. AND EVERYTHING
WE HAD WENT TO CABOT?

- YES, ARREST WARRANT,

SUSPECT INTERROGATION VIDEO,
AND FORENSICS.

- AND THE GIRL NEVER RECANTED
TO EITHER OF YOU?

- NO, AND IF SHE HAD,

WE WOULD HAVE LOGGED HER
STATEMENT IN WITH EVIDENCE.

- ALL RIGHT, THEN I CAN TELL
CABOT WE COVERED ALL THE BASES

AND SHE'S GOT NOTHING
TO WORRY ABOUT.

- MAYBE NOT.

MY SON MENTIONED

THERE WAS THIS
WILD PHOTO OF NIKKI

THAT WAS FLOATING AROUND
THE INTERNET.

- AND THIS JUST SLIPPED
YOUR MIND?

- I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT IT
THIS MORNING.

- AND YOU DIDN'T
TELL ALEX?

- I DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE
TO TRACK IT DOWN.

WE HAVEN'T WITHHELD
ANYTHING.

- JOHN, FIND THAT PHOTO.

IF IT IS IN ANY WAY
SALACIOUS,

WE MAY HAVE TO REOPEN
THIS CASE.

- CAPTAIN--
- ELLIOT.

THIS ISN'T LIKE YOU.

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SON
ARE AFFECTING YOUR JUDGMENT.

- THAT'S NOT TRUE.

ALL WE NEED IS A LITTLE TIME
TO FIND THE PHOTO,

AND THEN WE RE-INTERVIEW
NIKKI SHERMAN.

- WELL, IT APPEARS
YOU'VE FOUND ENOUGH TIME

TO PUT OUT A BOLO
ON SHANE NEWSOME'S CAR.

IT'S SITTING IN IMPOUND.

- WHERE WAS IT TOWED FROM?

- HARLEM,
AND THAT'S A LONG WAY

FROM DICKIE'S LAST LOCATION
IN MIDTOWN.

- WHAT THE HELL
ARE THOSE KIDS DOING?

FIN, DO ME A FAVOR,
WILL YOU?

PULL THE FOOTAGE
FROM THE ATM.

FIND OUT WHAT THE HELL'S
GOING ON.

- HOW DID THIS MESS
WITH DICKIE START?

- THERE WAS A FIGHT
AT SCHOOL.

SOME KID NAMED
DANNY PROCTOR.

SCHOOL'S NOT OUT YET.

- WORK IT WHILE WE WAIT
FOR THE PHOTO,

BUT OLIVIA HANDLES
THE PROCTOR INTERVIEW.

ARE WE CLEAR?

- THANK YOU.

- YO, GIVE ME
SOME MORE OF THAT.

HERE YOU GO, PROCTOR.

- HOPE THAT'S SODA
YOU'RE GUZZLING.

- I ALREADY HAVE A MOM,
BITCH.

- EL. EL.
- WHAT THE HELL?

- DICK STABLER--
START TALKING.

- YO, DICKWAD STARTED IT.

I CAN'T BELIEVE
HE WENT TO THE COPS.

- WHAT WERE YOU
FIGHTING ABOUT?

- EL, THAT'S ENOUGH.

- HE JUMPED ME 'CAUSE
I POUNDED HIS BUDDY, SHANE,

BECAUSE HE SOLD ME
A STOLEN DVR.

HE SAID
HE NEEDED CASH QUICK.

- HOW DID YOU KNOW
IT WAS STOLEN?

- NEWSOME'S MOTHER SHOWED UP
AND TOOK IT BACK.

THEN MY OLD MAN
PUT ME ON LOCKDOWN FOR A WEEK.

- WHAT DID HE WANT
THE MONEY FOR?

- TO GET IN THE ARMY.

- AND YOU BELIEVE THAT?

- I FIGURED IT WAS FOR DRUGS,

BUT HE AND DICK
WERE ALWAYS TALKING

TO THAT A RECRUITER HERE
ON CAMPUS, SO WHAT DO I KNOW?

- DID YOU KNOW DICKIE
WAS TALKING TO A RECRUITER?

- WHAT'S A RECRUITER DOING
TALKING TO A MINOR?

WE'RE HERE
ABOUT RICHARD STABLER.

I'M HIS FATHER.
HE'S A MINOR.

- STABLER AND, UH,
SHANE NEWSOME.

YEAH, THEY WANTED TO ENLIST
IN THE BUDDY SYSTEM.

NEWSOME WAS 18.
HE DIDN'T WANT TO WAIT.

- NO, THAT KID IS 16 YEARS OLD.

- MAYBE HE CAN GET
A PARENTAL WAIVER.

- WHAT KIND OF PARENT
SIGNS THEIR KID OVER TO YOU?

- FOR TRAINING AND DISCIPLINE,
RESPONSIBILITY AND LOYALTY.

- OKAY, GREAT.

MY SON IS GOING TO COLLEGE.
[cell phone ringing]

- I HOPE YOU'RE PLANNING
ON PAYING.

- BENSON.

- HIS GRADES WON'T LAND HIM
ANY SCHOLARSHIP.

- SIR...

THAT KID COMES IN HERE AGAIN,
YOU KICK HIS ASS OUT.

- SIR, THE ARMY HAS NO INTENTION
OF TURNING HIM DOWN.

IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS,
YOU NO LONGER HAVE A SAY.

- EL, THE ATM FOOTAGE IS IN.

- THIS IS BANK FOOTAGE FROM
THE ATM ON 34TH STREET.

- WHAT THE HELL IS SHANE NEWSOME
DOING WITH MY SON'S BANK CARD?

- IT LOOKS LIKE
SHANE'S NOT ALONE.

- FREEZE THAT.

THAT'S NOT DICKIE.

THE HEIGHT AND BUILD
ARE ALL WRONG.

HE DOESN'T EVEN OWN
A COAT LIKE THAT.

- CAN YOU SEE WHO IT IS?

- THE OTHER GUY
DOESN'T SHOW HIS FACE.

I COULD PULL UP MORE FOOTAGE
FROM THE AREA.

- WELL, I'M LOOKING
FOR MY SON.

HE'S NEVER BEEN GONE
THIS LONG BEFORE.

I DON'T GIVE A DAMN
WHO'S WITH SHANE.

- WOULD DICKIE GIVE SHANE
HIS CARD?

- WELL, THE SON OF A BITCH
STOLE IT.

DICKIE'S VOICE MAIL.

HAS MY KID MADE
ANY MORE CALLS?

- YEAH,
ONE TO NEWSOME'S CELL PHONE,

PINGING TOWERS IN HARLEM.

DICKIE'S ON THE MOVE

BETWEEN LENOX
AND FREDERICK DOUGLASS.

WHAT'S YOUR KID DOING
IN HARLEM?

- WELL, IT'S GETTING LATE.

I'M GONNA GO OUT
AND LOOK FOR HIM.

- WE GOT BLUE AND WHITES
CRAWLING.

- MAKING YOURSELF CRAZY
ISN'T GONNA FIND HIM FASTER.

- SORRY TO INTERRUPT,

BUT I FOUND
NIKKI SHERMAN'S PHOTOGRAPH.

- THIS LOOKS BAD.
- IT GETS WORSE.

- NIKKI'S RAPIST,
SAM BAYLOR.

YOU SURE
THAT WASN'T PHOTOSHOPPED?

- TARU SAYS IT'S GENUINE.

- THIS DOESN'T MEAN
THAT SHE WASN'T RAPED.

- YOU THINK THE JURY'S
GONNA BUY HER STORY

OR THIS PHOTO?

- IT IS 3:00 IN THE MORNING.

WHY AM I JUST HEARING
ABOUT THIS NOW?

- EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES.
ELLIOT'S SON IS MISSING.

- YOU HAVE JUST SHOWN ME
A PHOTO

THAT IS GOING TO MAKE
THE JURY THINK

THAT OUR RAPE VICTIM
IS A LIAR.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO
ABOUT THAT?

- QUESTION NIKKI ABOUT IT.

- DON'T BOTHER.

I WILL DO
THE INTERVIEW MYSELF.

- IT'S UP TO YOU.

STATE BAR'S
NOT BREATHING DOWN MY NECK.

- BECAUSE YOU MISSED
THE PHOTO.

I DON'T SUPPOSE YOU FORGOT

NIKKI'S RECANT STATEMENT
AS WELL?

- NO, COUNSELOR,
NOT A CHANCE.

- WE ARE BEING WATCHED.

ANYTHING YOU DO AGAINST PROTOCOL
STACKS THE DECK.

- YOU DON'T GET IT.
I DON'T CARE.

- YOU KNOW, MY HEAD'S NOT THE
ONLY ONE ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK.

- DID YOU
CALL ME DOWN HERE

TO HELP ME FIND MY SON
OR NOT?

- WE JUST HAVE
A FEW QUESTIONS.

- WHO IS THAT?

- SHANE NEWSOME'S MOTHER.
BOTH HE AND MY SON ARE MISSING.

- DETECTIVE STABLER DOES NOT
BELONG IN THAT INTERVIEW.

- WELL, I WASN'T GOING TO,
COUNSELOR.

I KNOW PROCEDURE.

- WELL, IF YOU DID,
SHE WOULDN'T EVEN BE HERE.

STABLER IS SCREWING UP
MY RAPE CASE,

AND NOW I CANNOT TALK TO
NIKKI SHERMAN UNTIL THE MORNING.

- CUT HIM SOME SLACK, ALEX.

- PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS
INVOLVING FAMILY MEMBERS

ARE COMPLETELY
AGAINST PROCEDURE.

YOU KNOW IT, I KNOW IT,
AND SO WILL ONE PP.

- MY CELL PROVIDER FAXED
A RECORD OF SHANE'S CALLS.

RICHARD CALLED HIM
REPEATEDLY,

AND THERE'S ONE NUMBER
I DON'T RECOGNIZE.

AFTER THAT, NOTHING.

- WE'LL LOOK INTO THAT,

BUT FIRST WE'D LIKE TO ASK YOU
A FEW QUESTIONS.

- YOU DON'T CARE
ABOUT MY SON!

YOU'RE JUST LIKE THE COPS
IN QUEENS.

THEY THINK HE RAN,
THAT HE'S DOING DRUGS AGAIN.

- SOBER OR NOT,
YOUR BOY'S AN ADDICT,

AND THAT'S
A LIFETIME DISEASE.

- HE'S ALREADY RACKED UP
TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULT

AND BURGLARY
WITH NO JAIL TIME?

YOU EVEN HAD TO CALL THE COPS
TO STOP HIM FROM HITTING YOU,

AND ALL HE GOT
WAS COMMUNITY SERVICE

AND ANOTHER TRIP TO REHAB?

- SHANE GOES TO COUNSELING.

HE STILL DOES COMMUNITY SERVICE
WITH THE HOMELESS

BECAUSE HIS SPONSOR
WORKS THERE.

WHAT MORE
DOES HE HAVE TO DO?

- EXPLAIN WHY HE WAS USING
DICKIE'S CREDIT CARD

TO TAKE MONEY
OUT OF DETECTIVE STABLER'S

BANK ACCOUNT.

- YOU THINK SHANE FORCED RICHARD
TO GIVE IT TO HIM?

- YOUR SON GETS VIOLENT
WHEN THINGS DON'T GO HIS WAY.

- WHEN HE WAS USING,
BUT NOT ANYMORE.

HE IS A GOOD KID.

- WELL, THEN WHY DID YOU REPO
A STOLEN DVR

THAT SHANE SOLD
TO A KID AT SCHOOL?

- IT WASN'T STOLEN.

HIS FATHER SENT IT TO HIM,

AND HE HAD EVERY RIGHT
TO SELL IT.

I JUST THOUGHT--

- YOU JUST THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE
WAS STARTING AGAIN.

- I JUMPED TO CONCLUSIONS...

JUST LIKE YOU.

- WE NEED TO FIND SHANE.

IS THERE ANYPLACE SPECIAL
THAT HE WOULD GO?

- YOU JUST WANT TO ARREST HIM.
- NO, WE WANT HIM SAFE.

SO GIVE US PERMISSION
TO ACCESS THE GPS

ON SHANE'S CELL PHONE

SO WE CAN FIND EXACTLY
WHERE HE IS.

- DON'T PRETEND LIKE YOU CARE.

THE NEXT TIME WE TALK,
IT'LL BE THROUGH A LAWYER.

- WE GOT TO SUBPOENA
THE NEWSOMES' CELL PROVIDER.

- THE CASE BELONGS TO QUEENS,

AND WE CAN'T PROVE
SHANE BROKE THE LAW.

- WHAT ABOUT TRYING TO EMPTY
MY BANK ACCOUNT?

- YOU REALLY THINK SHANE
ATTACKED DICKIE

AND JACKED HIS CARD?

- DICKIE WAS MILES AWAY
WHEN HE ASKED FOR THE BANK CODE.

I THINK HE WAS TRYING
TO HELP SHANE GET CASH.

- YEAH, AND ODDS ARE
IT WAS FOR DRUGS.

- ONLY MY SON CAN ANSWER THAT,
BUT WHERE THE HELL IS HE?

- WE'RE GONNA FIND HIM, EL.

SO WHAT'S OUR NEXT MOVE?

- I TRACED THE UNIDENTIFIED
NUMBER TO SHANE'S CELL.

CALL CAME FROM A PAY PHONE
ACROSS THE STREET

FROM A HOMELESS SHELTER
IN HARLEM.

- SHANE'S MOTHER SAID
HIS SPONSOR WORKED AT A SHELTER.

- IS IT THE SAME AREA
IN HARLEM

WHERE DICKIE MADE
HIS LAST CALL?

- DEAD CENTER.
- ELLIOT.

WE'VE ALREADY GOT TROUBLE WITH
THE DEFENSE ON THE RAPE CASE.

EITHER HAVE A SEAT
OR GO HOME,

BUT YOU STAY OUT OF THIS.

YOU TWO, GET OVER THERE.

MAYBE SHANE WANTED TO TALK
TO HIS SPONSOR.

- I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.

- SHANE NEWSOME
IS CLEAN AND SOBER.

AT LEAST HE WAS
THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM.

- WHEN WAS THAT?
- THREE DAYS AGO.

HE WORKS WEEKENDS,
DOES HIS HOMEWORK,

TALKS TO THE RESIDENTS.

HE LIKES IT HERE.
- 'CAUSE THEY DON'T JUDGE HIM.

- TAKES AN ADDICT
TO SAVE ONE.

- SOMEBODY CALLED
SHANE'S CELL PHONE

FROM THE PAY PHONE ACROSS
THE STREET YESTERDAY.

IS HE, UH, PARTICULARLY CLOSE
WITH ANYONE?

- HAROLD MOORE.

UNFORTUNATELY, SHANE THINKS
HE CAN SAVE HIM.

I'VE WARNED HIM THAT HAROLD
CAN'T BE TRUSTED.

HE WILL CON, CAJOLE,
CRY TO GET A FIX.

- ANYONE ELSE
YOU CAN THINK OF?

- HAROLD'S THE ONLY ONE
THAT SHANE GAVE HIS NUMBER TO.

THAT'S WHAT I TOLD RICHARD
WHEN HE STOPPED BY.

- RICHARD STABLER?

- YEAH, THAT'S HIM--
GREAT KID.

HE'S BEEN HERE A COUPLE TIMES
WITH SHANE.

- HOW LONG AGO WAS HE HERE?
- HOUR, MAYBE LESS.

- WHERE DOES HAROLD
USUALLY PARK HIS CART?

- TEN BLOCKS EAST
BY THE OLD CHURCH.

- WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

CRAGEN TOLD YOU
TO TAKE YOUR ASS HOME.

- IF IT WAS YOUR KID,
YOU'D BE OUT HERE TOO.

WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT?

- WE MAY HAVE
JUST FOUND DICKIE. GET IN.

- MS.--MS. CABOT,
WHAT'S WRONG?

THE PRINCIPAL PULLED ME
OUT OF CLASS.

- NIKKI, I NEED TO TALK TO YOU
ABOUT A PHOTO.

- OH, MY GOD.

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?

- THE INTERNET.

- OH!
OH, MY...

[crying]

- NIKKI...

I NEED YOU TO TELL ME EVERYTHING
THAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT.

DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING OUT.

- IT WAS A PARTY.

THEY SPIKED MY DRINK.

- SPIKED IT WITH WHAT?
- I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T--I DON'T LIKE
THE TASTE OF ALCOHOL,

SO IT MUST HAVE BEEN
SOMETHING ELSE.

- WHO THREW THE PARTY?
- A FOOTBALL PLAYER.

MY--MY FRIEND AMY
HAD TO GET ME OUT OF THERE,

AND SHE HAD TO TELL ME
WHAT HAPPENED THE NEXT DAY,

BECAUSE I DIDN'T REMEMBER.

- IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU WERE DOSED
WITH ROHYPNOL.

- IS--IS THAT LIKE A ROOFIE?
- YES.

IT LOWERS YOUR INHIBITIONS,
CAUSES MEMORY LOSS.

- OH, MY GOD.

- WHEN WAS THIS PARTY?

- THREE WEEKS
BEFORE I WAS RAPED.

- NIKKI, WHY WOULD YOU GO TO
ANOTHER TEAM PARTY AFTER THAT?

- THEY'RE SENIORS.

THEY'RE--THEY'RE POPULAR,

AND EVERYBODY WANTS
TO BE FRIENDS WITH THEM.

- I'M GOING TO CALL
YOUR FATHER.

I AM BRINGING YOU HOME.

- PLEASE.
YOU CAN'T SHOW HIM THAT.

- NIKKI, HE'S GOING TO FIND OUT
SOONER OR LATER.

IT IS BETTER
IF IT COMES FROM YOU.

- [softly]
YEAH.

- [grunts]

- WHERE'S SHANE, YOU BASTARD?

- [muffled]
I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING!

AAH!
- WHERE IS HE, HAROLD?

- DICKIE, STOP!
- WHERE THE HELL IS HE?

- DICKIE.

- GET OFF ME! LET GO!

- WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

- I'M LOOKING FOR SHANE,
BECAUSE I KNEW YOU WOULDN'T.

WHERE IS HE,
YOU PIECE OF CRAP?

- I DIDN'T DO IT.
I DIDN'T DO NOTHING.

- HAROLD HERE IS
HIGH AND FUNKY.

- YEAH, AND BLEEDING.
THAT CUT LOOKS PRETTY DEEP.

IT LOOKS LIKE HE NEEDS
A TRIP TO THE E.R.

- I GUESS YOU'RE ELECTING ME.

I'LL WAIT TILL HE SOBERS UP,
SEE WHAT I CAN GET OUT OF HIM.

- LET'S GET BACK TO THE PRECINCT
WHERE WE CAN SORT THIS OUT.

- I'M TAKING HIM HOME.
- ELLIOT.

ELLIOT, STOP!

YOUR SON JUST ASSAULTED A MAN
WITH A 2x4.

THERE'S NO WAY
THAT HE'S GOING HOME.

DON'T MAKE THIS WORSE
THAN IT ALREADY IS.

DICKIE, LET'S GO.

ROUGH NIGHT?

SO WHY DON'T YOU
WALK ME THROUGH IT.

- LOOK, YOU'RE WASTING TIME.

SHANE'S OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
PROBABLY HURT.

WE NEED TO FIND HIM.

- SO SIT DOWN AND TALK TO ME,
SO I CAN.

LET'S GO.

HOW DID SHANE GET THE BANK CARD?
- I GAVE IT TO HIM.

I WAS SUPPOSED
TO GET THE MONEY MYSELF,

BUT I GOT PINCHED AFTER SCHOOL
FOR FIGHTING.

- SO WHY DID SHANE
NEED THE MONEY?

- THERE'S A GUY IN THE BRONX.

HE DOES BIRTH CERTIFICATES,

I.D.s,
AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS.

ALL HE NEEDED WAS 200 BUCKS.

- DICKIE, SHANE WANTED TO JOIN
THE MILITARY

WITHOUT HIS MOTHER'S CONSENT.

- SHANE CALLS IT A FRESH START.

THOUGHT THE UNIFORM
WOULD GET HIM RESPECT.

SO WHEN HE DIDN'T SHOW UP,
I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

- COULD HE HAVE CAVED
AND STARTED USING AGAIN?

- YOU TOO.

HE'S NOT TAKING DRUGS.

- WELL, YOU WENT TO A LOT
OF TROUBLE FOR A FRIEND.

YOU TWO MUST BE PRETTY CLOSE.

- I'M NOT STUPID.
I KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

MY DAD DOES THIS ALL THE TIME

WHEN HE'S TRYING
TO GET PERSONAL.

HOW ABOUT YOU?

EVER SLEEP
WITH YOUR PARTNER, DETECTIVE?

- NEVER.

ARE WE DONE PLAYING GAMES?

- LOOK, I DON'T HAVE
A LOT OF FRIENDS.

MOST KIDS WANT TO HOOK UP,
SMOKE WEED, AND DRINK BEER.

THE LAST PERSON
THEY WANT HANGING AROUND

IS A KID
WHOSE FATHER'S A COP.

SHANE IS MY BEST FRIEND.

I LOOK OUT FOR HIM,
AND HE LOOKS OUT FOR ME.

- AND BEATING UP A HOMELESS GUY
IS LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR FRIEND?

- I WANTED ANSWERS, AND HAROLD
KNOWS WHERE SHANE IS.

- HOW CAN YOU BE SO SURE?

- WHEN SHANE CALLED ME
FOR THE BANK CODE,

I HEARD HAROLD
IN THE BACKGROUND.

- WELL, I GUESS I'M NOT GONNA
WIN FATHER OF THE YEAR AWARD.

- WELL, MAYBE NEXT YEAR,

AFTER YOU RECHANNEL HIS ENERGY
INTO CONTACT SPORTS.

- [sighs]

FIN BACK
FROM THE HOSPITAL YET?

- NO, HE'S STILL WAITING
FOR HAROLD TO SOBER UP.

- WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO
ABOUT THE ASSAULT CHARGE?

- WELL, IF HE PRESSES CHARGES,
I'LL JUST BRING HIM BACK.

- MRS. NEWSOME CALLED.

SHE AUTHORIZED QUEENS
TO TRACK SHANE'S CELL PHONE.

THEY JUST CALLED
WITH HIS POSITION.

- WHERE?

- CENTRAL BOOKING.

- OFFICER, WE'RE LOOKING
FOR NEWSOME, SHANE--

WHITE MALE, 16, COULD BE HEADED
TO JUVIE OR THE TOMBS.

- I KNEW THAT KID WAS TROUBLE.

- I'M SORRY TO SAY,
NEWSOME ISN'T HERE.

- WELL, HIS CELL PHONE GPS
SAYS THAT HE IS.

- THEN IT'S JUST HIS PHONE.
WE GOT NO MINORS IN THE TANK.

- I'M CALLING
SHANE'S CELL PHONE.

IT'S GOT TO BE IN HERE
SOMEWHERE.

[cell phone ringing]

- HERE IT IS.

YOU GOT TO SIGN FOR IT--
CHAIN OF CUSTODY.

- WHAT CASE WAS THIS FOR?

- UH, IT WAS A DRUG COLLAR--

POSSESSION,
INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE.

SUSPECT'S NAME WAS DOUGLAS.

- ELLIOT...

THERE'S BLOOD ON THE PHONE.

- [softly]
HERE YOU GO.

- WHAT DO YOU SAY?
- NO, THANKS.

- YOU SURE?

- HAPPY NOW?

- I'M THRILLED.

WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

- YOU THINKING SHANE
TALKED ME INTO DRUGS.

- DID HE?

- HELL, NO,
NOT THAT YOU'D BELIEVE ME.

- ALL RIGHT, LISTEN TO ME.

NOW THAT'S NOT IMPORTANT.
YOUR FRIEND IS MISSING.

SO WHO BESIDES HAROLD
WOULD KNOW WHERE HE IS?

- SPARE ME.

YOU DON'T GIVE A DAMN
ABOUT SHANE.

- DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?

I'M YOUR FATHER.
I'M NOT A FRIEND.

- EXACTLY WHY
I DIDN'T CALL YOU FOR HELP.

- LISTEN TO ME.

MY JOB IS TO WORRY 24/7
ABOUT WHO YOU'RE WITH,

WHETHER YOU'LL END UP

IN THE WRONG PLACE
AT THE WRONG TIME.

NOW, WHETHER
YOU LIKE IT OR NOT...

THE PEOPLE
THAT YOU HANG OUT WITH

ARE MY BUSINESS.

- YOU DON'T GET TO CHOOSE
MY FRIENDS

OR TELL ME WHAT TO DO.

I'M DONE LISTENING TO YOU.

- HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?

- WELL, I'M NOT THE FIRST
STABLER TO DO THAT, NOW, AM I?

- HEY. HEY. ELLIOT.

ELLIOT.

OKAY?

- YEAH.
- OKAY?

TAKE HIM HOME?
- YEAH.

- OKAY.

- I GOT THE LAB RESULTS
ON THE CELL PHONE.

THE BLOOD ON IT
IS SHANE NEWSOME'S.

- [sighs]

SHANE'S PHONE WAS FOUND
ON NEIL DOUGLAS--

POSSESSION WITH INTENT,
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

PISTOL-WHIPPED A MAN.

CHARGES WERE DROPPED
WHEN THE VICTIM RECANTED.

MAN 2--

CHARGE WAS DROPPED WHEN THE
WITNESSES SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED.

ELLIOT.

- YEAH. LET'S HEAD TO THE TOMBS
AND RATTLE HIS CAGE.

- WE GOT TO CALL CABOT.

- TELL HER TO MEET US THERE.

- COPS FOUND THIS PHONE
ON YOU.

WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT?

- I DON'T TALK
WITHOUT MY SUIT.

BUT IT'S A NICE PHONE--
RETAIL FOR $650.

- RIGHT.
WHERE'D YOU GET IT?

- DID YOU JUST ASK ME A QUESTION
WITHOUT MY LAWYER HERE?

- YES, HE DID.

DETECTIVE JUST VIOLATED
YOUR RIGHT TO COUNSEL.

DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY.
IT'S HIS M.O.

- SO WHAT ARE YOU OFFERING?
- NOTHING.

- THEY'RE DESPERATE
ABOUT THE PHONE,

AND I'M A REASONABLE MAN.

- THAT'S THEIR PROBLEM.
AND YOU'RE A FELON.

THIS INTERVIEW IS OVER.

I AM NOT GOING TO THE D.A.
FOR A PLEA

OVER A MISSING KID WHO'S
NOT EVEN IN MY JURISDICTION.

- SHANE'S BLOOD,

ON A PHONE FOUND
IN THAT HUMP'S POSSESSION.

WE NEED TO KNOW
WHERE DOUGLAS GOT IT.

- THE SAME KID YOU THOUGHT
WAS A SUSPECT IS NOW A VICTIM

BECAUSE YOU LET YOUR
PERSONAL BIAS GET IN THE WAY.

- YOU'RE RIGHT.
YOU'RE RIGHT.

BUT BLAMING ME
IS NOT GONNA HELP US FIND HIM.

- THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO.

- CAN'T OR WON'T?

- SVU GAVE ME THIS PHOTO
THE NIGHT BEFORE LAST.

- HAVE YOU TURNED IT OVER
TO THE DEFENSE?

- AN HOUR AGO.
- WHY THE DELAY, ALEX?

- WE NEEDED TO BE SURE
IT WAS GENUINE,

AND I WANTED TO GET THE VICTIM'S
SIDE OF THE STORY.

- THIS DOESN'T PROVE YOU DIDN'T
WITHHOLD EVIDENCE.

IT JUST MEANS YOU'RE NOT
DOING IT NOW.

- WHAT CAN I DO
TO CONVINCE YOU?

- FIND THE RECANT STATEMENT.

- THERE ISN'T ONE.

- IF YOUR COPS AREN'T
DOING THEIR JOB,

FILE A COMPLAINT.

- I'M NOT CALLING ONE PP.

- WELL, YOU BETTER
DO SOMETHING,

BECAUSE THE DEFENSE
HAS A WITNESS

THAT CLAIMS
NIKKI SHERMAN RECANTED.

- WHO?

- YOU KNOW I CAN'T
TELL YOU THAT.

- I HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW
WHO MY ACCUSER IS.

- IF AND WHEN CHARGES
ARE FILED AGAINST YOU.

- LIAM, I CANNOT DO MY JOB
WITH A NOOSE AROUND MY NECK.

- I PROMISE
NOT TO LEAVE YOU HANGING.

[cell phone rings]

- WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?

- ALEX.

- I THOUGHT YOU STOOD ME UP.

- SORRY, I, UH, COULDN'T MAKE IT
THROUGH THE DOOR.

I GUESS I'M--
I GUESS I'M NOT QUITE READY.

- WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME
WHAT YOU WANT?

- JUST TO GIVE YOU
SOME MUCH-NEEDED ADVICE.

DON'T GIVE THE STATE BAR
ANY MORE AMMUNITION.

- I DIDN'T BLOW A TRIAL
BY BREATHING VODKA ONTO A JUDGE,

AND I SURE AS HELL
WASN'T FORCED TO TAKE

A BREATHALYZER
IN OPEN COURT.

- ACTUALLY, IT WAS SCOTCH,
AND DRUNK OR NOT,

I'VE NEVER BEEN ACCUSED
OF A BRADY VIOLATION.

- I TAKE MY OATH
VERY SERIOUSLY,

AND I DID NOT WITHHOLD EVIDENCE
FROM THE DEFENSE.

- LOOK,
EVEN IF IT WAS THE COPS

WHO DIDN'T TURN OVER
EVERY SCRAP OF EVIDENCE,

YOU'RE STILL CULPABLE.

THEY'LL YANK YOUR LICENSE.

- BENSON AND STABLER
WOULD NOT DO THAT.

- THEY'RE GOOD COPS,

BUT THEIR LOYALTY
IS TO EACH OTHER, NOT TO YOU.

- I KNOW YOU DIDN'T GET ALONG
WITH STABLER,

BUT THIS IS LOW,
EVEN FOR YOU.

- I DON'T HAVE
ANY AX TO GRIND.

- NO, YOU JUST WANT TO BURY IT
IN THEIR BACKS.

- WHO ARE YOU GONNA BLAME
WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR JOB, ALEX?

- YOU'RE TELLING ME
NOT TO TRUST THEM.

- NO, I'M TELLING YOU
TO DO YOUR JOB

AND WATCH YOUR ASS.

- PUT HIM ON THE PHONE,
KATHY.

FINE.

NO, IT'S NOT OKAY, BUT...

ALL RIGHT, BYE.

- DICKIE'S STILL NOT
TALKING TO YOU?

- HE'LL GET OVER IT.

NIKKI.

WHAT'S WRONG?

- YOU PROMISED.

YOU SAID
THAT IF I PRESSED CHARGES,

I WOULD GET JUSTICE.

- WHAT HAPPENED?

- MS. CABOT TALKED TO MY DAD
ABOUT THE PHOTO,

AND--AND THEN SHE DROPPED
THE CHARGES AGAINST SAM BAYLOR.

- WHAT?
- NO--NO.

THIS IS NOT GONNA GO DOWN
THIS WAY.

SAM BAYLOR'S NOT WALKING
FROM A RAPE.

- HE IS ALREADY CELEBRATING.

I SHOULD HAVE NEVER LISTENED
TO YOU AND PRESSED CHARGES.

- NIKKI, HAVE YOU TOLD
ANYONE ELSE THAT?

- J-JUST MY FRIEND AMY.

- DOES AMY HAVE A LAST NAME?

- AMY WAGNER.

SHE SAID SAM
HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS

WHO WERE GONNA COME AFTER ME.

- HAS ANYONE THREATENED YOU?

- I WAS SHOVED
AGAINST A LOCKER.

I GET NASTY PHONE CALLS,
SAID I WAS ASKING FOR IT.

- COME ON,
GIVE US SOME NAMES.

- WHAT FOR?

YOU ARE NOT GONNA DO ANYTHING!

I JUST WANT TO GO HOME.

- OKAY.

I'LL GET YOU A RIDE HOME.

- MUNCH. MUNCH.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

- HE'S GETTING HIS ASS
HANDED TO HIM BECAUSE OF YOU.

- MUNCH, YOU'RE IN CHARGE.

- NOT AGAIN.

FOR HOW LONG?
- THEY HAVEN'T DECIDED YET.

- CAPTAIN, I'M SORRY.

- SAVE IT FOR MRS. NEWSOME.

WE GOT A BODY-DUMP
MATCHING HER SON'S DESCRIPTION.

- POOR KID WAS FOUND NAKED,

TOOK A LOT
OF BLUNT-FORCE TRAUMA,

AND HE'S GOT STAB WOUNDS
TO HIS CHEST.

I WON'T HAVE EXACT CAUSE
UNTIL I OPEN HIM UP.

- ANY SIGN OF SEXUAL ASSAULT?

- NOT FROM MY EXTERNAL EXAM.

I DIDN'T SEE ANY FLUIDS
OR BLOOD SEEPAGE.

- THERE'S BLOOD SPATTER.

THERE'S BLOOD DROPS
AND WIPE PATTERNS

HERE ON THE BLACKTOP.

- [sighs]

ANY FOOTPRINTS ON HIS SKIN?

- THERE ARE PATTERN MARKS
ON HIS NECK AND CHEST.

- WELL, HE WAS ATTACKED
IN THE ALLEY.

IT'S NOT LIKE IT WAS
A DUMP JOB.

WHERE THE HELL
ARE HIS CLOTHES?

- YOU SHOULDN'T BE HERE.

- YEAH, WELL, I'VE BEEN HEARING
THAT A LOT LATELY.

HEY, YOU KNOW,
IF YOU WANT A BADGE,

YOU COME TO ME, NOT CRAGEN.

- I DID NOT CALL ONE PP,
AND IF HE WAS DOING HIS JOB,

HE WOULD HAVE KEPT YOU
ON A LEASH.

- YOU'RE SO BUSY
TELLING US HOW TO DO OUR JOBS,

YOU FORGOT TO DO YOUR OWN.

- DID YOU TALK TO NIKKI SHERMAN?
- DAMN RIGHT.

I PUT IN A FORMAL REQUEST
FOR A NEW A.D.A.

- ON WHAT GROUNDS?

- PROFESSIONAL ETHICS.

YOU SACRIFICED A RAPE VICTIM
TO SAVE YOUR OWN ASS.

- C.O.D.'S ASPHYXIA
CAUSED BY A HEMOPNEUMOTHORAX.

HE WAS STOMPED TO DEATH.

- HOW MANY STAB WOUNDS?
- I COUNTED 15.

BUT THE BLADE
WAS SHORT AND ANGLED,

MAKING IT TOO SHALLOW
TO CAUSE ANY MAJOR BLOOD LOSS.

- WHICH ENRAGED
THE PERP ENOUGH

TO USE HIS BOOTS
TO GET THE JOB DONE.

- THE SEVENTH, NINTH,
AND TENTH RIBS

ALL HAVE MULTIPLE FRACTURES,

BUT IT WAS THE COMPOUND FRACTURE
TO THE EIGHTH RIB

THAT KILLED HIM.

THE COSTAL CARTILAGE SNAPPED,
PUNCTURED THE LUNG,

BLOOD POOLED IN
THE THORACIC CAVITY.

- TELL ME HE WENT QUICKLY.

- I WISH I COULD.

- SO WHEN DID HE DIE?

- HE WAS WELL OUT OF RIGOR,
SO 36 HOURS AGO.

THE FAMILY'S ATTORNEY
REQUESTED FURTHER ANALYSIS

OF THE VICTIM'S HAIR.

- SHANE'S MOTHER WANTS PROOF
THAT HE DIDN'T RELAPSE.

- WELL, I'M GLAD
I CAN GIVE IT TO HER.

TOX SCREENS PROVE
HE'S BEEN CLEAN FOR MONTHS.

- AFTER YOU.

[door opens]

- WHAT ARE YOU OFFERING?

- THE SAME I THING
I OFFERED YOUR CLIENT BEFORE--

NOTHING.

- YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TALKED
TO HIM AT ALL.

HEARD THERE'S A STATE BAR
INVESTIGATOR IN TOWN.

- WELL, WHILE YOU'RE CHUMMING
THE WATERS,

MR. DOUGLAS WILL BE ARRAIGNED
FOR MURDER TWO.

- WHAT? WHO'S DEAD?

- THE 16-YEAR-OLD BOY
WHO OWNED THIS PHONE,

FOUND IN YOUR POCKET
WHEN YOU WERE ARRESTED.

- WASN'T ME.

- IF YOU DON'T COME UP
WITH A NAME, IT WAS.

- TALKING TO YOU WILL VIOLATE
HIS FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

- I DON'T CARE WHAT YOUR CLIENT
DOES FOR A LIVING,

BUT MURDER TRUMPS NARCOTICS
EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.

- WHEN MY REGULAR CUSTOMERS
ARE SHORT,

THEY BRING STUFF TO BARTER.

MOST OF IT'S WORTHLESS.

- SO YOU TOOK THIS PHONE
FOR DRUGS.

- ALL YOU HAD TO DO
WAS SWITCH OUT THE SIM CARD.

- HE GOT FOUR DIMES,
AND I GOT THE PHONE.

I DIDN'T KNOW HE DROPPED
A BODY FOR IT.

- THIS REGULAR CUSTOMER
GOT A NAME?

- DON'T KNOW, DON'T NEED TO.
- YOU NEED TO KNOW IT NOW.

- I'M TELLING YOU,
I DON'T CHECK I.D.

HE A NASTY-ASS HOMELESS GUY,

HANG OUT IN THE ALLEY
BY THE CHURCH.

[cell phone speed-dialing]

- FIN, PICK UP HAROLD MOORE
FROM THE HOSPITAL

AND PUT HIM IN THE BOX.

- HOW YOU DOING?

- HOW SHOULD I BE DOING?

- ELLIOT, YOU HEARD WARNER.

SHANE WAS PROBABLY MURDERED

RIGHT AFTER
HE ASKED FOR THE BANK CODE.

THERE'S NOTHING
WE COULD HAVE DONE.

- AND THAT'S WRONG.
TAKE A LOOK.

PULLED THE FOOTAGE
FROM A DRUGSTORE

NEXT TO THE MIDTOWN ATM.

ALL I HAD TO DO
WAS LOOK AT IT EARLIER.

I COULD HAVE SAVED HIM.

- YOU DON'T KNOW THAT.

- WELL, YOU TELL THAT
TO HIS MOTHER.

SHE WOULDN'T BELIEVE YOU
ANY MORE THAN I DO.

- MOORE LEFT THE HOSPITAL
AGAINST DOCTOR'S ORDERS.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE
TO TROLL THE ALLEYS.

- SO CAN YOU TAKE MUNCH?

- AND WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

- I'M GOING TO CHECK
ON NIKKI SHERMAN.

- MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T
PUSH HER TO REFILE CHARGES.

SHE'S PRETTY SHAKY RIGHT NOW.

- WELL, THEN WE WILL
PROP HER UP,

BECAUSE SAM BAYLOR RAPED HER,
AND HE BELONGS IN PRISON.

- LET'S ROLL.
- CAN'T, I'M IN CHARGE.

- HOW LONG'S THE SUSPENSION
THIS TIME?

- TEN DAYS.
THERE WON'T BE A NEXT TIME.

CAPTAIN GETS JAMMED AGAIN,

THE BRASS WILL SHOW HIM
THE DOOR.

[siren blares]

- STOP RIGHT THERE, POLICE.

- GO AWAY!
NOTHING--I DIDN'T DO NOTHING.

GO AWAY.

- HEY.

- DROP IT.

I WILL SHOOT YOU.

NOW GET YOUR ASS
ON THE GROUND.

GET DOWN.

- IT'S NOT MY FAULT.

[crying]

IT'S NOT MY FAULT!
- GET UP.

[pounding on door]

- NIKKI.
IT'S DETECTIVE BENSON.

OPEN UP.

NIKKI.

- CAN I HELP YOU?
- YEAH, POLICE.

DO YOU KNOW NIKKI SHERMAN?
HAVE YOU SEEN HER?

- SHE SHOULD BE HOME.

HER FATHER WORKS NIGHTS,

AND I LOOK IN ON HER
WHILE HE'S GONE.

- WELL, SHE'S NOT ANSWERING
THE DOOR.

DO YOU HAVE KEYS?
- SURE.

- THANK YOU.

NIKKI?

NIKKI?

NIKKI.

NIKKI, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

NIKKI?

[grunting]

- SHANE NEWSOME
WAS YOUR FRIEND.

HE BOUGHT YOU FOOD,
TALKED TO YOU,

NEVER PRETENDED
LIKE HE DIDN'T SEE YOU.

AM I RIGHT?

- IT'S NOT MY FAULT.
- NO, NOTHING'S YOUR FAULT.

YOU KILLED THE ONLY PERSON
THAT GAVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU,

ABOUT THE REAL YOU.

- WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

- HE KNEW YOU WERE A LOST CAUSE,
BUT HE TRIED TO HELP YOU ANYWAY.

HE COULD SEE BENEATH THE FILTH,
THE DRUGS, AND THE BOOZE.

HE SAW YOU THE WAY
GOD SEES YOU.

- YEAH.
- YEAH?

AND WHY DO YOU THINK
SHANE DID THAT?

- 'CAUSE I KNEW HIM BEFORE,
WHEN HE USED TO GET HIGH.

- SO WHY'D YOU KILL HIM,
HAROLD?

- IT WAS THE BOTTLES.

TIMES ARE HARD.

NOBODY THROWS BOTTLES
AWAY ANYMORE.

THEY JUST TAKE THEM IN
THEMSELVES.

HOW CAN I SURVIVE
WITHOUT REDEMPTION?

- SURVIVE FOR WHAT?

A LOSER LIKE YOU AIN'T GOT
NOTHIN' TO LIVE FOR.

UNLIKE THE KID YOU SNUFFED.
SHANE A HAD A FUTURE.

- SHANE SAID
HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY,

BUT HE LIED!

HE HAD NICE THINGS.

HE--HE HAD A BANK CARD.

THE BASTARD KNEW
I NEEDED TO GET HIGH!

HE PRETENDED THE CARD
DIDN'T WORK.

I NEEDED THAT MONEY!

- YOU SORRY SON OF A BITCH.

THAT WASN'T EVEN HIS CARD.
YOU KILLED HIM FOR NOTHING.

- [sniffs]

I GOT HIS PHONE.

- YOU BELONG IN A BODY BAG.

BUT I'M GONNA PUT YOU IN A CAGE
FOR LIFE INSTEAD.

- [growls in frustration]

[grunting]

[crying]
I DIDN'T MEAN TO KILL HIM.

- YES, YOU DID.

YOU TOOK THAT KID'S STUFF
AND LEFT HIM NAKED IN AN ALLEY.

- [chuckles]
WHY NOT?

HE DIDN'T NEED THEM ANYMORE.

- I HAVE DECIDED
TO COMPLY WITH YOUR DEMAND

FOR MISSING WITNESS
STATEMENTS.

- WHY? YOU'VE ALREADY DISMISSED
THE INDICTMENT.

- I REFILED AGAIN
THIS MORNING,

ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL CHARGES
OF WITNESS TAMPERING

AND OBSTRUCTION.

- YOU'D BETTER HAVE
THE EVIDENCE TO BACK THAT UP.

- COULD YOU PLEASE SEND IN
MY WITNESS?

- WHAT IS GOING ON?

I THOUGHT YOU SAID
THIS WAS OVER.

[knock at door]
- COME IN.

[door opens]

- WHAT IS AMY DOING HERE?

- YOU REMEMBER AMY WAGNER.

SHE'S THE WITNESS
YOU MENTIONED DURING PRETRIAL

THAT SAID
THAT THE VICTIM RECANTED.

- THAT'S RIGHT.

THE PROSECUTION
HAS TO MAKE FULL DISCLOSURE.

I DON'T.

- YOU DIDN'T DO
YOUR HOMEWORK.

AMY, WILL YOU PLEASE TELL US
WHAT YOU TOLD THE POLICE

LAST NIGHT?

- I TOLD THEM I LIED

ABOUT NIKKI SAYING SAM
DIDN'T RAPE HER.

- AND WHY DID YOU DO THAT?

- BECAUSE SAM GAVE ME THINGS.

I GOT INVITED TO PARTIES
TO HANG OUT.

- YOU LYING BITCH!
I DIDN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING!

- SHUT UP.

IF AMY LIED TO ME,
SHE'S PROBABLY LYING TO YOU.

SHE ISN'T
A VERY CREDIBLE WITNESS.

- I THINK A JURY
WILL BELIEVE HER.

AMY, ARE YOU WILLING
TO TESTIFY

YOU SOLD NIKKI OUT
FOR SOME CLOTHES AND AN iPOD?

- YES.

- THANK YOU.

[door opens]

- MAKE ME AN OFFER.

- NO.

- ARE YOU REALLY GONNA PUT
A SUICIDAL TEENAGER

THROUGH A RAPE TRIAL?

- ALL NIKKI SHERMAN WANTED
WAS HER DAY IN COURT,

AND I INTEND TO SEE
SHE GETS IT.

- WHAT'S THAT MEAN?

- IT MEANS YOU'RE GOING
TO PRISON.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO FIND OUT
EXACTLY HOW NIKKI FELT

WHEN YOU RAPED HER
ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR.

- YOU DON'T GET TO DO THIS.

GONE ALL NIGHT AGAIN?
NO WAY, NO MORE.

- MS. NEWSOME
WON'T EVEN SEE ME.

HER LAWYER SAID SHE DOESN'T EVEN
WANT ME AT SHANE'S FUNERAL.

- THAT'S MY FAULT,
I'M SORRY I CAN'T FIX IT.

- I CAN.

- WHAT'S THAT?

- ARMY CONSENT FORMS.
SIGN 'EM, AND I'M OUT OF HERE.

- I CAN'T DO THAT.

- SIGN 'EM.

MAKE ME WAIT TILL I'M 18,
YOU'LL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN.

SIGN 'EM.

- DICKIE, YOU CAN HATE ME
ALL YOU WANT.

I'M NOT SIGNING--

I'M NOT--

[both crying]

I'M NOT SIGNING 'EM.

YOU'RE MY SON.

YOU'RE MY SON.

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