Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 12, Episode 1 - Locum - full transcript

While Benson and Stabler investigate the circumstances behind a foster child's disappearance, they discover that her overprotective parents are still struggling to cope with the disappearance of another daughter.

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.

[piano playing Fur Elise]

*

[piano plays sporadically]

- THAT SOUNDS GREAT,
MACKENZIE!



- WHAT?

- YOU SOUND
LIKE A ROCK STAR.

- LOVE YOU TOO, MOM.

*

[plays wrong notes]

- IT'S AN "A"!

SWEETIE, IT'S "A"!

YOU'RE HITTING THE "G"!

YOU GOTTA HIT THE "A"!

*

[door slams]

MACKENZIE?

HONEY?

[doorknob rattles]



[pounds on door]

MACKENZIE!

MACKENZIE,
THE DOOR IS STUCK!

HONEY!

[chair thumping]

WHO IS OUT THERE?

MACKENZIE, ANSWER ME!

IF YOU TOUCH MY BABY,
I'LL KILL YOU!

HELP! I'M TRAPPED IN HERE!

PLEASE, COME BACK
WITH MY BABY!

- HUH?

- CALL 911!

- CAN YOU DESCRIBE
THE PERPETRATOR?

- NO, I NEVER SAW HIM.

HE LOCKED ME
IN THE BATHROOM.

- DID HE SAY
ANYTHING TO YOU?

- NO, NO.
I WAS 20 FEET AWAY,

AND THERE WAS NOTHING
I COULD DO TO PROTECT HER.

- WHERE'S YOUR HUSBAND?

- HE'S AT WORK,
WHERE HE ALWAYS IS.

HE SAID
HE'D BE RIGHT HERE.

I DON'T KNOW
WHY IT'S TAKING HIM SO LONG.

- DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
WHO TOOK MACKENZIE?

- ONE OF THESE MEN.

- YOU KEEP A FILE
OF CHILD MOLESTERS.

- WHO LIVE WITHIN A TEN-BLOCK
RADIUS OF OUR APARTMENT.

I PRINTED IT OFF
THE SEX OFFENDERS REGISTRY.

- I LIVE HERE, DAMN IT!

OH, MY GOD.

- I--I CAN'T
GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN.

I CAN'T.

- AGAIN?

MACKENZIE'S
GONE MISSING BEFORE?

- OUR OTHER DAUGHTER, ELLA,
WAS ABDUCTED TEN YEARS AGO.

- WAS THAT EVER RESOLVED?

- NO.

SHE'S STILL OUT THERE.

SHE'S STILL OUT THERE.

- WHAT IF--WHAT IF HE'S BEEN
WATCHING HER ALL THESE YEARS,

AND HE CAME
BACK FOR MACKENZIE?

*

- I ALWAYS KEEP THE FRONT DOOR
LOCKED AND DEADBOLTED.

- OKAY, WELL, THERE'S NO SIGN
OF FORCED ENTRY NOW.

DOES ANYBODY ELSE
HAVE A KEY?

- NO.

- YOU NOTICED
ANYTHING MISSING?

- WHAT DOES IT MATTER?
WE'RE JUST WASTING TIME.

SHOULDN'T WE BE
OUT THERE LOOKING FOR HER?

- WE'VE ALREADY ISSUED
AN AMBER ALERT,

BUT EVEN THE SMALLEST DETAIL
THAT YOU CAN GIVE US

COULD HELP US
FIND YOUR DAUGHTER.

- WHERE'S HER BACKPACK?

- WELL, I HUNG IT
ON THE CHAIR

THIS MORNING
WHEN I WAS CLEANING.

MAYBE SHE BROUGHT IT
IN THE DINING ROOM.

- CHECK YOUR PURSE.

- FOR WHAT?
- MISSING CREDIT CARDS.

IF THE KIDNAPPER USED THEM,
WE CAN TRACK HIM THAT WAY.

- SEEMS LIKE A PAIR
IS MISSING.

- OH, SHE MUST BE WEARING
HER WHEELIE SNEAKERS.

PAMELA ALMOST KILLED ME
WHEN I BOUGHT THEM FOR HER.

- THE CARDS ARE ALL HERE,

BUT I TOOK OUT $200 FROM THE ATM
YESTERDAY AND IT'S MISSING.

- WHY WOULD
HE LEAVE THE CARDS?

- MRS. BURTON,
ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE

THAT SOMEBODY ELSE
WAS IN YOUR APARTMENT?

- YES! HE LOCKED ME
IN THE BATHROOM.

- BUT YOU DIDN'T ACTUALLY SEE
OR HEAR HIM.

- NO. NO.

- WAIT A MINUTE. WHAT ARE YOU
ACCUSING MY WIFE OF?

- NOTHING,
BUT WE JUST HAVE TO ASK.

NOW, HAS MACKENZIE
EVER RUN AWAY BEFORE?

- NO! NEVER!

I AM TELLING YOU,
SOMEONE TOOK MY DAUGHTER!

- THIS IS THE ONLY WAY
OUT OF THE BUILDING.

I SIGNED FOR THOSE
FOR MRS. SCHWARTZ IN 7-G.

OOH! BRAT BETTER
NOT HAVE BROKEN ANYTHING.

- FREEZE IT.

- THAT'S DEFINITELY MACKENZIE.

- KEEP GOING.

NO SIGN
OF ANY KIDNAPPERS.

GIRL JUST WENT
FOR A JOY SKATE.

- I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

- HOW COULD SHE
PUT US THROUGH THIS,

KNOWING WHAT
HAPPENED TO ELLA?

- NO, IT'S HIM.

I KNOW IT.

MACKENZIE WOULD NEVER
DO THIS BY HERSELF.

- YEAH, WELL,
THE FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO

IS CONTACT
ALL OF HER FRIENDS.

SHE'S PROBABLY
AT ONE OF THEIR HOUSES.

- NO!
- WE JUST MOVED HERE.

SHE HASN'T HAD TIME
TO MAKE FRIENDS.

- WHAT ABOUT HER SCHOOL?

- I HOMESCHOOL HER.

- SO SHE NEVER LEAVES
YOUR SIGHT?

- NO, NO, NEVER.

- MAYBE SHE
NEEDED A LITTLE SPACE.

- MACKENZIE IS TEN!
SHE DOESN'T NEED SPACE!

SHE NEEDS SOMEONE
TO WATCH HER AND PROTECT HER,

WHICH I'VE GIVEN UP
MY LIFE TO DO!

- WHAT ABOUT HER COMPUTER?

DOES SHE DO HER SCHOOLWORK
ON IT?

- YES, BUT WE
DON'T LET HER ON IT

WITHOUT SOMEONE
MONITORING HER.

- ACTUALLY...

I LET HER ON IT LAST NIGHT.

- BUT YOU
WERE WATCHING HER, RIGHT?

- THERE WAS A METS GAME ON.

- KEVIN!

- SHE WAS SITTING
RIGHT THERE, PAM.

- ONE HOUR, KEVIN.

I ASKED YOU ONE HOUR
TO WATCH HER.

SHE CLEARED THE HISTORY.

- PRETTY SAVVY FOR A KID
WITH LIMITED COMPUTER ACCESS.

- BUT SOMEONE HAD
TO TEACH HER HOW.

AN INTERNET PREDATOR.

- WE HAVE A TECH
WHO CAN RETRIEVE ANYTHING.

- SO CAN I, ACTUALLY.

WE INSTALLED A PROGRAM
THAT RECORDS

EVERY SITE MACKENZIE GOES ON,

EVERY KEYSTROKE.

- WOW, THAT'S...DILIGENT.

- YEAH.

- THIS IS FROM--
FROM LAST NIGHT.

- "MACK10,"
THAT'S OBVIOUSLY MACKENZIE.

- "HEY, MACK,
GOT UR SNAIL MAIL. MISS U 2"?

- WHO'S SHE EMAILING?
WHO'S EDDIE D?

- I DON'T KNOW. PAM?

- "R U FINALLY READY?"

"TOTALLY.
I'M SO OUTTA HERE.

MY SMOTHER IS A NITEMARE."

SHE'S TALKING ABOUT ME.

- "WISH I CUD HIDE U HERE,

BUT IF MARIE FOUND U,
SHE'D KIL US BOTH."

- [gasps]

- ALL RIGHT, THIS ISN'T NEW.
HE'S BEEN GROOMING HER.

- SEE? I KNEW IT.

- "RUN AWAY WITH ME?"
"YES!

GRAND CENTRAL
2MORROW @ NOON?"

"C U THERE."

- AW, WE'RE TOO LATE.
IT'S FIVE AFTER.

- THEY WERE
SUPPOSED TO MEET AT 12:00.

THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN
ON A TRAIN YET.

LET'S SPLIT UP.

- I NEED YOU TO SHUT IT DOWN
FOR A HALF AN HOUR.

- WHICH TRAIN?
- ALL OF THEM.

- YEAH.
THAT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

- SORRY.
I'M ON MY LUNCH BREAK.

- JUST GIVE ME TWO SECONDS.
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

SHE'D BE TRAVELING
WITH AN OLDER MAN.

- YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE
COME THROUGH HERE EVERY HOUR?

I STOPPED LOOKING
AT FACES YEARS AGO.

- MACKENZIE!

MACKENZIE!

MACKENZIE!

- EXCUSE ME, NYPD.
- EXCUSE ME, SORRY.

MACKENZIE!
- EXCUSE ME.

NYPD.

- MACKENZIE!
MACKENZIE!

MACKENZIE!

MACKENZIE!

MACKENZIE!

THAT'S HER!

THAT'S HER! THAT'S HER!

- WHERE?

- IT'S HER!
HE CHANGED HER CLOTHES!

- WHERE?
- MACKENZIE! MACKENZIE!

YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE
WITH MY DAUGHTER!

- LET GO OF MY DAUGHTER.

- I'M SORRY.

- I-I-I WAS SURE
IT WAS HER.

SHE--SHE HAD THE SAME WALK
AS MACKENZIE.

- SHE'S NOT GONNA BE HERE.

WE SHOULD BE CHECKING
THE TRAINS.

- WE HAVE OFFICERS
ON EVERY TRACK.

- I NEED BACK-UP
IN VANDERBILT HALL.

CLOSE ALL THE EXITS.

- MACKENZIE!

- WHOA, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT!

YOU, DON'T MOVE!
- LET GO OF ME!

- MR. BURTON!
- YOU BASTARD!

- MR. BURTON!
MR. BURTON, CALM DOWN!

CALM DOWN!

- NO!

- CALM DOWN, PLEASE.
- RELAX, RELAX.

RELAX.

- HEY, ARE YOU OKAY?

DO YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION?

- NO. NO, I'M OKAY.

- GREAT,
'CAUSE YOU'RE UNDER ARREST.

- HEY, WHAT FOR?

- 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.

IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD ONE,
ONE WILL BE APPOINTED TO YOU.

- MY NAME IS NOT EDDIE.
- IT'S ERIK WEBER.

YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY GENIUS

SURFING THE INTERNET
WITH A FAKE NAME.

- ERIK/EDDIE?
YOU COULDN'T COME UP

WITH A DIFFERENT FIRST INITIAL?

- LOOK, I JUST MET
THAT LITTLE GIRL TODAY, OKAY?

- OH, SO IT WAS STRICTLY

AN ONLINE RELATIONSHIP
UNTIL NOW.

- THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP.

- YEAH, WELL, YOU TWO CERTAINLY
SEEMED TO BE CHATTING IT UP

LIKE YOU WERE BEST FRIENDS.

- I THOUGHT
SHE WAS A RUNAWAY,

SO I BOUGHT
A COUPLE OF SODAS,

CAUGHT UP WITH HER
IN THE WAITING HALL

TO TALK HER INTO GOING HOME.

- REALLY?

- NO, TO HER PARENTS.

- SO YOU ROAM THE CITY,
SAVING CHILDREN IN PERIL.

IS THAT IT?

- I'VE ALSO BEEN KNOWN TO RESCUE
KITTENS AND LOST PUPPIES.

I WAS TRYING TO HELP.

ASK MACKENZIE.

- WAS THE MAN YOU WERE
WITH AT GRAND CENTRAL EDDIE D?

- BITE ME.

- OH, STOP IT.

- HONEY, ANSWER HIM.

WAS THAT THE MAN YOU THAT WERE
TALKING TO ON THE INTERNET?

YOU KNOW, THE ONE THAT YOU TOLD
I WAS A NIGHTMARE?

- HOW DID YOU SEE THAT?

I DELETED IT.

- HE TRICKED YOU INTO RUNNING
AWAY WITH HIM, DIDN'T HE?

- HE DIDN'T TRICK ME.
IT WAS MY IDEA.

I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE
YOU READ MY EMAIL.

- JUST SO YOU KNOW,
NOBODY'S EMAILS ARE PRIVATE.

- MUNCH.

- THERE ARE AGENCIES
THAT MONITOR EVERY WORD WE TYPE.

- OKAY, LISTEN,
IS THIS EDDIE D?

- YES.

HE'S NOT GONNA
GET IN TROUBLE, IS HE?

COME ON,
HE'S REALLY NICE.

- HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I TOLD YOU
NOT TO TALK TO STRANGE MEN?

YOU KNOW WHAT
THEY CAN DO TO YOU, SWEETIE.

- HE DIDN'T DO ANY SEX THINGS.

- DID HE TOUCH YOU?
- NO!

- ARE YOU SURE?
- STOP!

- MRS. BURTON, CAN WE TALK
OUTSIDE FOR A SECOND?

- NO, I'M
NOT LEAVING MACKENZIE.

NO, NO.

- PAMELA, PLEASE, LET
THESE PEOPLE DO THEIR JOBS.

- NO.

- NOT EVERYONE
IS OUT TO HARM US.

- OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, WELL,
I WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE

WITH THE FEMALE DETECTIVE,
THE NICE ONE.

- YOU'RE AN IDIOT.

YOU DON'T THINK
THAT WE'RE TRACING THIS

BACK TO YOU AS WE SPEAK?

- NO.
I DIDN'T WRITE THIS.

- THE LIES AREN'T HELPING YOU
ANY HERE, PAL.

- I'M NOT LYING. LOOK...

I DON'T EVEN KNOW
ANYONE NAMED MARIE.

- OH, I'M BETTING YOU DO.

SOME POOR PATSY
THAT YOU DELUDED

INTO THINKING
THAT SHE WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND,

WHO'S OH SO UNDERSTANDING ABOUT
YOUR DYSFUNCTIONAL SEX LIFE?

WHO YOU TROT OUT
JUST TO THROW PEOPLE OFF

THE FACT
THAT YOU'RE A PEDOPHILE!

- WOULD YOU STOP
CALLING ME THAT?

I WOULD NEVER HURT A CHILD.

I AM A MEMBER OF C.O.A.P.

- "CITIZENS ORGANIZED
AGAINST PREDATORS."

- IT'S A NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH GROUP.

I ALSO VOLUNTEER AS A MENTOR.

- SO YOU CAN GET
UNSUPERVISED ACCESS TO KIDS.

- SO A MAN CANNOT
HELP A CHILD WITHOUT...

WITHOUT BEING A SUSPECT?

ARE YOU REALLY THAT JADED?

- WITH PERVERTS LIKE YOU
OUT THERE? YOU BET, I AM.

- MY SISTER...

MY SISTER...

WAS RAPED.

AND IT DESTROYED HER.

AND WHEN I WAS 16,

SHE KILLED HERSELF.

SO WHAT YOU
ARE ACCUSING ME OF...

I WOULD NEVER.

[knock on door]

- DETECTIVES?

MACKENZIE CONFIRMED
THAT ERIK HERE IS, IN FACT,

THE INFAMOUS EDDIE D.

- REALLY?

- YOU DOUBTED IT?

- NOT TOO MAY PEDOPHILES
MAKE GOO-GOO EYES AT YOU

THE WAY HE WAS.

- YOU FELL FOR THAT SHTICK?
HE'S A MANIPULATOR.

- WELL, LET'S TURN THE TABLES.

MACKENZIE'S ONLY TEN.

WHO KNOWS
IF SHE'S EVEN SWEARABLE.

THE D.A. IS GONNA WANT
A FULL CONFESSION.

HOLD UP, LIV.
I'M GONNA HAVE TO PULL YOU.

- WHY?

- YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO FINISH
INTERVIEWING MACKENZIE.

HER MOM IS DEMANDING
A PENIS-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

- WELL, WE SAW THAT COMING.

I'LL HANDLE HIM SOLO.

UH, HAVE WE NAILED HIM
ON THE EMAIL TRACE YET?

- COMPUTER CRIMES GOT US
THE I.P. ADDRESS.

I JUST SENT MUNCH AND FIN
WITH A SUBPOENA

TO GET THE CUSTOMER NAME.

- OKAY.

- [on speaker]
NO DETECTIVE BENSON?

- WHAT A SHAME.

I HAD A HOOK IN HIM.

- YOU KNOW, I NOTICED SHE
WASN'T WEARING A WEDDING RING.

IS SHE SEEING ANYONE?

- REALLY?

SERIOUSLY?
LET'S DROP THE ACT.

- IT'S NOT AN ACT.

- MACKENZIE JUST GAVE YOU UP.

- WHAT?

- SHE ADMITTED YOU'RE
HER ONLINE BOYFRIEND,

THAT YOU TWO WERE
GONNA RUN AWAY TOGETHER.

- YOU'RE...

YOU--[laughs]
YOU'RE LYING.

WHY--WHY--WHY--
WHY WOULD SHE SAY THAT?

- GUESS YOUR HOLD ON HER ISN'T
AS STRONG AS YOU THOUGHT IT WAS.

- NO, YOU TRICKED HER
INTO TELLING YOU

WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR.

YOU KNOW, SHE--
SHE IS A MESSED UP KID.

- ERIK...

SO JUST TELL ME
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

THE JUDGE WILL
TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION

THAT YOU'RE SPARING
THIS POOR CHILD

THE TRAUMA OF A TRIAL.

- I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING!

- ERIK, IT'S OVER!

IT'S OVER NOW.

- NO, IT'S NOT!

BECAUSE HER REAL ABUSER
IS STILL OUT THERE.

YOU KNOW,
I KNOW THIS LITTLE GIRL

IS MISERABLE AT HOME.

YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING
AT THE PARENTS.

- THEY'RE NOT MY REAL PARENTS.

I'M ADOPTED.

[ball bouncing
off floor and wall]

- WHO TOLD YOU THAT?
EDDIE?

- NO, THE LARD-ASS CASEWORKER
WHO DROPPED ME THERE.

THEY ADOPTED ME,
LIKE, A YEAR AGO.

- WHERE WERE YOU BEFORE THAT?

- BUNCH OF PLACES.

FOSTER HOMES.

- HOW WERE THOSE?

- THEY SUCKED.

- IS THAT WHERE YOU
MET EDDIE D?

[ball bounces away]

I TAKE THAT AS A YES.

WAS HE YOUR FOSTER FATHER?

- NO.

- CASEWORKER?

MACK, WAS HE...
WAS HE YOUR MENTOR?

- WHAT'S THAT?

- SOMEBODY WHO
HELPS YOU WITH YOUR HOMEWORK

OR TEACHES YOU THINGS.

- YEAH.
HE TAUGHT ME STUFF,

BUT I TAUGHT HIM MORE.

- LIKE WHAT?

- HOW TO WRESTLE.

- REALLY?

DID YOU GUYS WRESTLE A LOT?

- YEAH.

[crayon scraping]

- DID HE EVER HURT YOU?

- DUH.

IT'S WRESTLING.

THAT'S WHAT
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.

- WHERE DID HE HURT YOU?

- ONCE HE TWISTED
MY ARM REAL BAD,

BUT IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

[crayon snaps]

- OH.

WHERE'D YOU GUYS WRESTLE?

- IN THE BEDROOM.

- WHOSE BEDROOM?

MACK, WHOSE BEDROOM?

[crayon scraping faster]

- MARIE, WE TRACED
THE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR

TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

- NO FRIGGING WAY.
IT WASN'T ME.

- WE THINK IT WAS YOUR PAL,
ERIK WEBER.

- WHO THE HELL IS THAT?

- MAYBE YOU KNOW HIM
BY HIS SCREEN NAME, EDDIE D?

- HUH?
- THIS GUY.

HE YOUR BOYFRIEND?

- I WISH.

I'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE.

- "EDDIE DANGEROUS
WITH A 'D.'"

WHOSE IS THIS?

- WESLEY!
MARCH YOUR BUTT OUT HERE.

- YOU'RE EDDIE D?

- THAT'S JUST
MY SCREEN NAME.

- AND MACKENZIE'S
YOUR GIRLFRIEND?

- NO. MACK'S MY BEST FRIEND.

- THAT'S WHO
ALL THIS IS ABOUT?

I SHOULDA KNOWN WHEN THE SCHOOL
CALLED THIS MORNING.

THEY CAUGHT HIM
TRYING TO SNEAK OUT.

SHE PUT YOU UP TO THIS,
DIDN'T SHE?

- YOU GUYS WERE GONNA
RUN AWAY TOGETHER.

- LIKE YOU GOT IT
SO BAD HERE.

I TOLD YOU THAT GIRL
WAS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE.

DIDN'T I TELL YOU
TO STAY AWAY FROM HER?

- WHY IS THAT?

- I'VE BEEN TAKING
IN FOSTER KIDS FOR 15 YEARS.

MACKENZIE WAS THE WORST.

NOTHING BUT BACK TALK--
- THAT'S NOT TRUE.

MACK WAS THE BEST.

YOU WERE ALWAYS MEAN
TO HER FOR NO REASON.

SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE HERE
WHO WAS EVER NICE TO ME.

- MACKENZIE, WHY DID YOU LIE

ABOUT THE MAN
IN THE TRAIN STATION?

- I COULDN'T SNITCH
ON WESLEY.

IF MARIE FOUND OUT,
SHE WOULD KILL HIM.

- SO THIS WAS ALL BECAUSE
YOU MISSED YOUR FOSTER BROTHER.

- THEY WON'T LET ME SEE HIM.

OKAY? IT'S NOT FAIR.

- SWEETIE, WE JUST WANTED YOU
TO HAVE A FRESH START.

AREN'T YOU HAPPY WITH US?

- PAM.

I APOLOGIZE
FOR WASTING YOUR TIME.

- WELL, IT WASN'T MY TIME SO
MUCH AS THE DOZENS OF OFFICERS

WHO COMBED THE CITY FOR HER,

AND THE FOUR DETECTIVES
WHO WORKED ON THE CASE ALL DAY.

- CAN YOU APOLOGIZE,
MACKENZIE?

- WHY?

- MACKENZIE!

- SORRY.

- YOU'RE FREE TO GO.

I'M SORRY THAT I PUT YOU
THROUGH THE WRINGER.

- WELL, YOU WERE
JUST DOING YOUR JOB.

VERY IMPRESSIVELY,
I MIGHT ADD.

- I'M, UH...I'M SURE YOU'RE
ANXIOUS TO GET OUT OF HERE,

SO HAVE A GOOD ONE.

- YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANTED
TO MAKE IT UP TO ME, UM...

YOU COULD BUY ME
A CUP OF COFFEE.

- [laughs]

WELL, I, UH...

I DON'T MIX BUSINESS AND...

YOU KNOW.

- I'M NOT BUSINESS ANYMORE.

YOU CLEARED ME, RIGHT?
SO...

- [laughs]

- I'M TOLD
I'M A NICE GUY, AND...

I'M STEADILY EMPLOYED.

- IT'S VERY TEMPTING,
BUT I'M--

I'M STILL GONNA HAVE
TO SAY NO.

SO IT WAS NICE MEETING YOU.

- NICE TO MEET YOU.

- THE ELEVATORS
ARE OVER THERE.

- OKAY.
- THANK YOU.

THAT WAS TOTALLY WEIRD.

SUSPECT JUST ASKED ME OUT.

- WELL, THIS IS WEIRDER.

UNI JUST FOUND THIS
IN THE KIDS' INTERVIEW ROOM.

- "OLIVIA, I CAN'T TALK
WITH THEM HERE.

"I KNOW THEY ARE
SPYING ON ME.

"THEY HURT ME.

"THEY PUT THINGS INSIDE ME
TO CONTROL ME.

PLEASE HELP ME. MACK."

- WHAT THE HELL
DID WE SEND THIS KID HOME TO?

- IT'S A CRY FOR HELP.
WE HAVE TO INVESTIGATE.

- WELL, DON'T FORGET
WHO WE'RE DEALING WITH.

- STAGED HER OWN KIDNAPPING.

- LOOK, SHE'S BEEN LOCKED UP
WITH A HELICOPTER MOM

FOR A YEAR NOW.

THIS COULD JUST BE
HER LATEST BID FOR FREEDOM.

- "THEY HURT ME."

WE CAN'T IGNORE THAT.

- OTHER THAN THE BAND-AID,

I DIDN'T SEE ANY MARKS
OR BRUISES ON HER.

- THEY PUT THINGS INSIDE HER
TO CONTROL HER?

- I HATE TO ADMIT IT,

BUT IT SOUNDS A LITTLE
PARANOID/DELUSIONAL, EVEN TO ME.

- AND IF THEY ARE DOING
SOMETHING TO HER?

WHAT DO WE DO, WE JUST WAIT

UNTIL SHE WINDS UP
IN THE HOSPITAL

OR IN THE MORGUE?

- OKAY, WHILE THE BURTONS'
FIRST DAUGHTER WAS NEVER FOUND,

DO WE KNOW IF THEY WERE CLEARED
OF ANY INVOLVEMENT?

- PULL THE COLD CASE.

- IF THEY ARE HURTING HER,

WE CAN'T LET HER
SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT THERE.

- MACKENZIE WAS
OFFICIALLY A RUNAWAY.

I SUPPOSE THAT JUSTIFIES A VISIT
BY HOME SERVICES.

- IT'S AFTER 9:30.

WE'VE ALL HAD A HARD DAY.

CAN'T THIS WAIT
UNTIL THE MORNING?

- NO, I NEED
TO INSPECT THE PREMISES

AND INTERVIEW
ALL FAMILY MEMBERS TONIGHT.

- THE VISIT WAS TRIGGERED
AFTER WE FILED OUR REPORT.

IT'S COMPLETELY ROUTINE.

- YOU THINK
I'M AN UNFIT MOTHER.

- I DON'T THINK
ANYTHING, MA'AM.

I AM JUST HERE TO CHECK
ON THE WELFARE OF THE CHILD.

- OKAY, OF COURSE.

WHATEVER...
[clears throat]

WHATEVER YOU NEED.

- WHY DON'T WE START
WITH A TOUR OF THE HOUSE?

WHERE ARE THE BEDROOMS?

- I'LL KEEP
MACKENZIE COMPANY.

- ALL RIGHT,
WELL, THEY'RE THIS WAY,

BUT IT'S
ALMOST HER BEDTIME.

- THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

I WILL TRY AND MAKE THIS
AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE.

- OKAY, UM...

- I GOT YOUR NOTE.
ARE YOU OKAY?

- I CAN'T TALK.

SHE'S LISTENING.

- NO, SHE'S NOT.
SHE'S WITH MS. WHITE.

NOW, YOU NEED TO TELL ME
WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU,

BECAUSE IF YOU'RE IN DANGER,
I'LL TAKE YOU OUT OF HERE.

- NO MATTER WHERE I GO,
SHE'LL FIND ME.

- MACKENZIE,
WE'RE NOT GONNA LET HER.

NOW, YOU SAID IN YOUR NOTE

THAT THEY PUT
SOMETHING INSIDE OF YOU.

WHAT WAS IT?

- A COMPUTER CHIP.

- MACKENZIE.

- IT HAS ALL
MY INFORMATION ON IT.

IT KNOWS EVERYWHERE I GO.

THAT'S HOW THEY FOUND ME
YESTERDAY.

OKAY? I CAN'T HIDE.

- THEY DIDN'T FIND YOU,
WE DID.

AND THERE'S NO COMPUTER CHIP
INSIDE YOU.

- THERE IS!

LOOK.

- LOOKS LIKE
YOU GOT A SHOT.

- IT WAS IN A SHOT.

THAT'S HOW DR. ZAYDOK
PUT IT IN.

- LOOK...
- IT ITCHES.

- THERE'S NOTHING
IN YOUR ARM.

AND THEY PROBABLY TOLD YOU THAT
SO YOU WOULD BEHAVE.

- NO! OKAY, I'M NOT LYING.

IT'S FOR REAL.

PLEASE, JUST FEEL IT.

- IT'S TINY...

WHAT IS THAT?

- I TOLD YOU.

A COMPUTER CHIP.

- ACTUALLY,
IT'S AN RFID CHIP--

RADIO FREQUENCY
IDENTIFICATION.

- LIKE THEY PUT IN DOGS.

- IT'S THE SAME
BASIC TECHNOLOGY.

- SO THE BURTONS CAN TRACK

EVERY SINGLE MOVE
THEIR DAUGHTER MAKES?

- NOT YET.

IN THE FUTURE, CHIPS WILL BE
EQUIPPED WITH GPS,

BUT FOR NOW, THEY SIMPLY CARRY
A 16-DIGIT NUMBER

UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT.

- SO WHY WOULD THE BURTONS
FREAK THEIR KID OUT NOW

IF THEY CAN'T EVEN PUT HER
UNDER SURVEILLANCE YET?

- TO SAVE HER LIFE.

IF SHE WERE
EVER IN AN ACCIDENT,

THE HOSPITAL COULD SCAN
THE IMPLANT

AND RETRIEVE VALUABLE
MEDICAL INFORMATION.

- SO CAN
ANY THIRD-RATE HACKER,

OR UNCLE SAM
FOR THAT MATTER.

HOW MUCH
PRIVATE INFORMATION

CAN YOU PUT
IN THESE CHIPS?

- THE APPLICATIONS
ARE UNLIMITED.

IN THE FUTURE,
WE'LL BE ABLE TO TRACK CHILDREN,

THE ELDERLY, CRIMINALS,
IMMIGRANTS.

- WELCOME TO
THE NEW WORLD ORDER.

- JUST SO YOU KNOW, NOBODY
FORCED MACKENZIE INTO THIS.

I DON'T
DO ANY IMPLANTATIONS

ON CHILDREN
WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT.

- HOW COULD YOU PUT THAT INSIDE
YOUR CHILD WITHOUT HER CONSENT?

- I DIDN'T.
SHE WANTED IT.

- MACKENZIE, IS THAT TRUE?

- I HAD TO SAY I DID.

IF I DIDN'T, SHE'D NEVER LET ME
GO OUTSIDE AGAIN.

- KIDDO, YOU WERE
NOT BEING PUNISHED.

- SWEETIE...HONEY.

YOU KNOW
HOW MUCH I WORRY ABOUT YOU.

I JUST WANT
TO KEEP YOU SAFE.

- [crying]
YOU DON'T EVEN LIKE ME.

YOU JUST WANT ELLA BACK.

- MACKENZIE!

- MR. BURTON, MAY I?

I DON'T THINK PUTTING THAT CHIP
IN YOU WAS RIGHT.

BUT I DON'T THINK
THAT THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING

TO PURPOSELY HURT YOU.
HUH?

THEY SEEM
TO REALLY CARE ABOUT YOU.

- [crying]
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

THAT'S THE ONLY REASON
THEY PICKED ME.

- SWEETIE, THEY MADE A DOLL
TO LOOK LIKE YOU, RIGHT?

- NO, IT'S NOT.

IT WAS ELLA'S.

THEY MADE IT
TO LOOK LIKE HER,

AND THEY DID
THE SAME THING TO ME.

- WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

THEY MAKE ME
WEAR HER CLOTHES.

THEY CUT MY HAIR LIKE HERS.

- THIS IS ELLA?

- THIS IS THE REAL ME.

- THEY DYE YOUR HAIR?

- AND THEY MADE ME HAVE
AN OPERATION.

- THEY GAVE YOU A NOSE JOB?

- IT REALLY HURT.

- AM I TO UNDERSTAND
THAT MACKENZIE HAD A NOSE JOB?

- SHE BROKE IT YEARS AGO
IN A SKATEBOARDING ACCIDENT.

HER FOSTER PARENTS DIDN'T EVEN
TAKE HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

- IT CAUSED
A DEVIATED SEPTUM.

WE GOT IT FIXED FOR HER.

WHY IS THAT A PROBLEM?

- IT WAS AN UNNECESSARY
COSMETIC SURGERY.

- EXCUSE ME, IF GIVING A CHILD
A NOSE JOB IS A CRIME,

YOU'D HAVE TO ARREST
HALF THE PARENTS

ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE.

- SO DO YOU HAVE
ANY MORE PLASTIC SURGERIES

PLANNED FOR HER?
- NO!

OF COURSE NOT.

- I GUESS YOU DON'T
REALLY NEED IT,

CONSIDERING YOU'VE
ALREADY TURNED MACKENZIE

INTO A PERFECT REPLICA
OF YOUR REAL DAUGHTER.

- MACKENZIE IS
OUR REAL DAUGHTER TOO.

WE LOVE HER
JUST AS MUCH AS ELLA.

- WELL, YOU GOT A FUNNY WAY
OF SHOWING IT.

DYEING HER HAIR?

MAKING
HER WEAR ELLA'S CLOTHES?

- THEY HAPPEN TO FIT.

YOU THINK
IT'S ABUSIVE TO HAVE HER WEAR

PERFECTLY GOOD
HAND-ME-DOWNS?

- I THINK THAT IT'S SICK
TO CHERRY-PICK THROUGH ORPHANS,

LOOKING FOR A PHOTO-DOUBLE
REPLACEMENT DAUGHTER.

- I LOVE ELLA!

- YOU MEAN MACKENZIE.

- [crying] NO.

SHE DOESN'T.

- OF COURSE I DO.

OH, MACKENZIE,
OF COURSE I DO.

- I, UM...

I THINK
YOU SHOULD LEAVE NOW.

- CAN'T YOU SEE THAT LITTLE GIRL
IS MISERABLE?

[Mackenzie crying]

- YOU WILL TAKE MY DAUGHTER
AWAY FROM ME OVER MY DEAD BODY.

- WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED

TO THE BURTONS'
FIRST DAUGHTER, ELLA?

- THEY WERE STAYING IN A CABIN

UP THE MOUNTAIN
WHEN ELLA DISAPPEARED.

- ANY SUSPECTS?

- THEY WERE CONVINCED
IT WAS A CAMPER

WHO TRIED
TO TAKE PICTURES OF ELLA

THE DAY BEFORE
ON A HIKING TRAIL,

BUT I CLEARED HIM.

- YOU LOOK AT ANYONE ELSE?

- THE DAY IT HAPPENED,

THE BURTONS SAID
A LITTLE RED-HAIRED GIRL

CAME BY AND ASKED
IF ELLA COULD COME PLAY.

- SAYS HERE THE MOM WENT LOOKING
FOR HER 20 MINUTES LATER,

FOUND THE RED-HEAD
CLIMBING OUT OF A GULLY?

- NO ELLA.

GIRL TOLD THE MOM SHE RAN HOME
TEN MINUTES BEFORE.

- YOU EVER CHECK OUT
THE RED-HEAD'S DAD?

- WE CHECKED OUT EVERY CABIN
IN A 30-MILE RADIUS.

RED-HAIRED GIRL
DIDN'T EXIST.

I COULD NEVER PROVE IT,

BUT I THINK
THE BURTONS KILLED ELLA.

- IT WAS THE LAST DAY
OF YOUR VACATION.

YOU WENT FISHING
ON THE LAKE,

LEAVING YOUR WIFE AND DAUGHTER
COOPED UP IN THAT REMOTE CABIN.

- THEY WEREN'T COOPED UP.

THEY'D BEEN HIKING
AND SWIMMING.

IN FACT, ELLA
HAD THE TIME OF HER LIFE.

- YEAH?
WHAT ABOUT YOUR WIFE?

- KEVIN HAS NO IDEA WHAT IT'S
LIKE TO LIVE WITH THIS GUILT.

- SO TELL ME.

- WHY DID I LET HER
GO WITH THAT GIRL?

- WITH THE RED-HAIRED GIRL.

PAMELA, SHE DOESN'T EXIST.

- I DIDN'T MAKE HER UP!

SHE WAS WEARING GREEN SHORTS
AND AN ORANGE SHIRT,

AND SHE WAS OLDER THAN ELLA,
MAYBE 13 OR 14.

- I NEVER SAW THAT GIRL,

BUT THAT DOES NOT
MEAN THAT PAMELA IS LYING.

- KEVIN, YOU CAN'T CHANGE
WHAT HAPPENED TO ELLA,

BUT YOU CAN STOP HER
FROM DOING IT AGAIN.

- MY WIFE
WOULD NEVER HURT ANYBODY.

- THE PAIN JUST NEVER STOPS,
AND...

SOMETIMES
I JUST START SCREAMING,

AND I CAN'T STOP SCREAMING,
AND...

I STILL--I WAKE UP
CRYING EVERY DAY.

- PAMELA IS
NOT A CHILD KILLER.

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND

HOW MUCH SHE CHANGED...

[crying]
WHEN SHE LOST ELLA.

HOW MUCH WE BOTH CHANGED.

SHE USED TO BE...

SOMEONE WHO WAS
SO FULL OF HAPPINESS.

SHE LAUGHED ALL THE TIME.

AND WE WERE...

SO MUCH IN LOVE.

AND NOW...

YOU DON'T RECOVER
FROM THINGS LIKE THIS.

- YOU NEED THIS TO BE OVER.

- IT WILL BE.

- WHERE'S ELLA?

- WHEN WE FIND ELLA.

- YES, WHERE IS SHE?

- THE MAN WITH THE CAMERA,

HE TOOK HER PICTURE
THE DAY BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED,

AND HE HAD THE RED-HEAD GIRL
LURE HER AWAY.

- WHERE'S ELLA'S BODY?

- NO. PLEASE, NO.

NO, I--

GOD, WHY WON'T
ANYONE BELIEVE ME?

SHE'S NOT DEAD!

THE MAN
WITH THE CAMERA TOOK HER,

AND THE POLICE WON'T
TELL ME WHO HE IS,

'CAUSE THEY THINK
I'M GONNA--

IT'S IN THAT FILE.

PLEASE, PLEASE.

PLEASE TELL ME WHO HE IS.

- COME ON, CUTIE PIE, LET ME SEE
THAT MILLION-DOLLAR SMILE.

LET ME SEE IT ONCE.

- TAKE TEN, FOLKS,

WHILE MICKY FINDS A BACKDROP
THAT'S NOT SO CHEESY.

- HEY.

- REMEMBER YOUR OLD FRIENDS,
THE BURTONS?

- OH, YOU
GOTTA BE KIDDIN' ME.

THAT WAS TEN YEARS AGO.

COPS GRILLED ME
FOR 18 HOURS ON THAT.

I WAS ALREADY IN NORTH BERGEN
BY THE TIME THAT GIRL WAS TAKEN.

I GOT WITNESSES.

- WE'RE MORE INTERESTED
IN WHAT YOU SAW.

- WHEN YOU RAN INTO THE BURTONS
ON THE HIKING TRAIL,

WERE THEY GETTING ALONG?

DID YOU NOTICE ANY BRUISES
OR INJURIES ON THE DAUGHTER?

- NO. FEEL FREE
TO LOOK FOR YOURSELF.

THAT WAS
DURING MY NATURE PERIOD.

I WAS GONNA
BE THE NEXT ANSEL ADAMS.

BUT THE KIDS
ARE WHERE THE MONEY IS.

GOD, I HATE 'EM.

THERE IT IS.

- FOR A GUY
WHO HATES KIDS,

YOU SEEM PRETTY OBSESSED
WITH THEM.

- PURELY FROM
AN ARTISTIC POINT OF VIEW.

- MUNCH, CHECK THIS OUT.

GIRL IN THE BACK
OF THE PICK-UP TRUCK.

- GREEN SHORTS,
ORANGE TOP.

PAMELA'S RED-HEADED GIRL
IS REAL.

- WHAT'S YOUR CONNECTION TO HER?
- NONE.

I SHOT THAT IN THE BACK OF
A COUNTRY MART ON MY WAY HOME.

- SAME DAY ELLA
DISAPPEARED.

THE ORIGINAL COPS SEE THIS?

- NO.

UH, ELLA'S
ON A DIFFERENT ROLL.

- DID THEY ASK YOU
IF YOU SAW A GIRL

THAT MATCHED HER DESCRIPTION?

- THEY ASKED ME IF I WAS
TRAVELING WITH A LITTLE GIRL.

I TOLD 'EM
I DIDN'T HAVE ANY KIDS,

AT LEAST
NONE THAT I KNEW OF.

- DID YOU CATCH
THIS GIRL'S NAME?

- NO NAME.
NO IDEA WHERE'S SHE'S FROM.

- AND OF COURSE MICKY DIDN'T GET
THE LICENSE PLATE IN THE PHOTO.

- YOU KNOW,
IF SHE WAS WORKING

WITH THE MAN WHO TOOK ELLA,
MAYBE HE ABDUCTED HER TOO.

- WELL, LET'S CHECK
THE NATIONAL DATABASE.

THE FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM
USES SKELETAL MEASUREMENTS.

WE'LL COME UP WITH
A BUNCH OF FALSE POSITIVES,

BUT, HOPEFULLY,
SHE'LL BE IN THERE WITH THEM.

- MMM, NOPE.

I DON'T SEE HER.

- WELL, THEN SHE WAS
NEVER REPORTED MISSING.

UM, BUT LET ME CHECK
A DIFFERENT DATABASE.

WE HAVE
OVER 2,000 ACTIVE CASES

IN THE INNOCENT IMAGES
PROJECT.

- WELL, IF YOU FIND HER
IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY,

YOU NEED TO RUN ELLA.

- SHE'S NEVER SHOWN UP,
BUT LOOK AT THIS.

[computer beeping]

- THAT'S HER.

- WE RAIDED A COMPANY
PRODUCING UNDERAGED PORN

BACK IN '02.

SHE WAS 16.

HER NAME IS
DARLA PINNINGTON.

- WHERE IS SHE NOW?

DARLA PINNINGTON?

- I'M IN
THE MIDDLE OF A MASSAGE.

HEY. WAIT YOUR TURN.

- HEY, PAL, HAPPY FUN TIMES
ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OVER.

GET OUT.

- DARLA, WE NEED YOU
TO COME WITH US.

- THAT WAS
A LEGITIMATE MASSAGE.

YOU CAN'T ARREST ME.

- WE'RE NOT
HERE TO ARREST YOU.

WE JUST WANT TO TALK...

ABOUT ELLA?

- I DON'T KNOW ANY ELLA.

- WHY ARE
YOU PROTECTING HIM?

HE ABDUCTED YOU TOO.

HE FORCED YOU INTO PORN.

- NOBODY ABDUCTED ME.

NOBODY FORCED ME
TO DO ANYTHING.

I LEFT HOME
WHEN I WAS 15.

I DID WHAT I HAD TO.

- YOU HAVE THREE POPS
FOR PROSTITUTION SINCE THEN.

NOW, YOU DON'T COOPERATE,
WE CAN VIOLATE YOUR PROBATION.

- SO DO IT.

I GOT NOTHING TO TELL YOU.

- DO YOU HAVE A MOTHER?

'CAUSE ELLA'S HAS BEEN GOING
THROUGH HELL

FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS.

JUST TELL US IF SHE'S ALIVE.

- AND YOU CAN'T TELL US
ABOUT THIS MYSTERY MAN

BECAUSE HE DOESN'T EXIST,
RIGHT?

YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK?

YOU KILLED ELLA.

- NO!

- YOU LURED HER
INTO THAT RAVINE.

- WE WERE JUST PLAYING.
- YOU WERE FOUR YEARS OLDER,

A LOT BIGGER.

YOU HAD A CRAPPY LIFE,
NOBODY EVER LOVED YOU.

YOU WERE SO FILLED WITH HATE,
YOU HAD TO TAKE IT OUT ON HER.

- THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED!

- PERFECT GIRL
FROM A PERFECT FAMILY.

YOU HATED HER FOR IT,

SO YOU KILLED HER
LIKE AN ANIMAL.

- I TRIED TO SAVE HER!

- FROM WHO, DARLA?

SAVE HER FROM WHO?

IT'S OKAY.

IT'S OKAY, JUST TELL US.

- [crying] MY FATHER.

MY MOM LEFT US.

HE COULDN'T STAND BEING
IN THE HOUSE.

HE JUST THREW ME IN THE TRUCK,
AND WE DROVE AROUND FOR WEEKS,

DRUNK THE WHOLE TIME.

HE'D STOP AND SLEEP IT OFF
IN THE WOODS.

[sobbing]

- IS THAT WHERE HE SAW ELLA?

- HE TOLD ME
TO ASK HER TO PLAY.

I DIDN'T KNOW
WHAT HE WAS GONNA DO TO HER.

- WHAT WAS THAT?

- MAKE HER BE HIS WIFE.

- SHE WAS TEN.

- I DIDN'T WANNA HELP HIM,

BUT HE WAS MY DADDY.

- WHERE IS SHE NOW?

- HE SLAUGHTERED HER.

CAUGHT HER TRYING TO ESCAPE,

STARTED BEATING HER,
WOULDN'T STOP.

SHE KEPT SCREAMING,
"HELP!

HE'S KILLING ME!"

AND I JUST LEFT,
AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK.

- WHERE DID THIS HAPPEN?

- AT OUR FARM.

- DALE'S ALWAYS STAYED
PRETTY MUCH OFF THE GRID,

BUT, STILL, THIS IS PRETTY HARD
TO BELIEVE.

- IT'S EASY ENOUGH
TO HIDE SOMEONE AROUND HERE.

- AND NO ONE'S EVER SEEN HIM
WITH A GIRL?

- NOT SINCE DARLA LEFT.
- GUN!

- DROP THE WEAPON!

- SHERIFF RENSHAW,

WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE
DOING ON MY LAND?

- DROP IT!
GET ON THE GROUND NOW!

- I'M AFRAID I'M GONNA
HAVE TO TAKE YOU IN, DALE.

- FOR THE KIDNAPPING
AND MURDER OF ELLA BURTON.

- WELL, GOOD LUCK
WITH THAT ONE.

- YOUR DAUGHTER GAVE YOU UP.

- YEAH, DARLA NEVER WAS
RIGHT IN THE HEAD.

TOOK AFTER HER MOTHER.

- THESE DETECTIVES
HAVE A SEARCH WARRANT

FOR YOUR PROPERTY.

- WE'RE GONNA DIG UP
EVERY INCH OF YOUR LAND

UNTIL WE FIND HER BODY.

- EL.

- HEY, IT'S OKAY.

IT'S OKAY.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

- WHERE ARE YOU TAKING
MY HUSBAND?

- ELLA?

ARE YOU ELLA?

IT'S OKAY, HONEY.

YOU'RE SAFE NOW.

IT'S OKAY, HONEY.

IT'S OKAY.

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