Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 12, Episode 17 - Pursuit - full transcript

When Alicia Harding, host of the television series "Neighborhood Predator," begins to receive personal threats, her life-long pursuit to find her sister's abductor emerges. Detectives Olivia Benson and Odafin "Fin" Tutola are joined in the investigation by ADA Sonya Paxton, who may be too involved in the case. As Harding thinks she is getting close to the truth, another's life hangs in the balance.

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.

[knock at door]

- HELLO.

- HI.

- WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS,
SWEETHEART?



- OUT.

- YOU PROBABLY GET LONELY.

- I GUESS.

- COME SIT HERE WITH ME.

WE'LL WATCH TV, AND...

WE'LL GET TO KNOW
EACH OTHER.

- I DON'T THINK--
- OH, SHH SHH SHH.

WE WILL GO AS SLOW
AS YOU WANT, BABY DOLL.

JUST LIKE WE TALKED ABOUT.

WHERE DID YOU COME--

HEY, I KNOW YOU.

- ALICIA HARDING, HOST
OF NEIGHBORHOOD PREDATOR.

- THIS IS NOT
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

- THEN WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE,
MR. CARLTON?



YOU'RE A FATHER, A HUSBAND,
AND A SCHOOLTEACHER.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE EMAILS AND
CHILD PORN YOU SENT TO A MINOR?

- GET READY TO MOVE IN.
- NEVER HAPPENED.

THIS IS A SET-UP.

- OH, HOW IS IT
A SET-UP, SIR?

YOU BROUGHT THE BEER,
THE CONDOMS, AND THE LUBE.

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

SEE, WE HAVE YOU ON TAPE.

THE ROOM IS
WIRED WITH CAMERAS.

COME. LOOK.

DON'T YOU HAVE
ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO SAY?

- GO! GO! GO!

[TASER buzzing]

- AMATEUR.

- ARE YOU OKAY?

- NEVER BETTER.

THAT WAS GREAT WORK.

- HAND OVER THE TASER.

- UNIFORMS ALREADY TOOK IT.

- GUY COULD WALK OFF
YOUR TRIGGER-HAPPY FINGER.

- OH, CARLTON ISN'T GOING
ANYWHERE BUT PRISON, FIN.

- OH, HE DOESN'T LIKE ME.

- HE JUST DOESN'T LIKE CIVILIANS
TRYING TO DO HIS JOB.

- YEAH, WELL, HIS NAME ON 18
ARRESTS SHOULD SOOTHE THE STING.

- SHE DOES A HELL OF A JOB

GETTING THESE GUYS
OFF THE STREET.

- AN OFFICER ASKED ME TO DELIVER
THIS TO YOU, MS. HARDING.

- OH, THANKS.

YOU KNOW,
I'M USED TO COPS' ATTITUDES,

SO DON'T WASTE YOUR BREATH,
SONYA.

- IS THAT BLOOD?

- THAT'S MY LUCKY SCARF.

- WHEN'S THE LAST TIME
YOU SAW IT?

- THIS MORNING, ON MY BED.

- YOU HAVE A STALKER.

- I'M ON TV. I GET TONS
OF EMAILS ALL THE TIME,

A FEW SAYING,
"I'M WATCHING YOU."

HARDLY COUNTS AS A THREAT.

- AND WHAT DO YOU CALL
YOUR BLOODY SCARF,

DELIVERED BY WHAT A P.A.
SAID WAS A COP?

- A REASON TO DOUBLE
MY SECURITY,

BUT I'M NOT GONNA STOP
GOING AFTER SCUMBAGS.

- YOU SHOULD'VE TOLD ME SOMEONE
WAS AFTER YOU, ALICIA.

- I CAN TAKE CARE OF MYSELF,
SONYA.

- YOU'VE HAD MORE THAN ONE
THREATENING EMAIL,

AND THIS GUY BROKE
INTO YOUR HOME.

- SO, DO HAVE YOU ANY IDEA
WHO DID THIS?

- ANY ONE OF 100 GUYS
I'VE BAGGED

FOR PREYING ON YOUNG GIRLS,
OR THEIR FAMILIES.

HELL, THERE ARE EVEN A FEW
POLITICIANS WHO HATE MY GUTS.

- WHAT ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?

- I DON'T HAVE ONE.

WHEN I'M NOT WORKING
ON THE SHOW,

I'M FOLLOWING LEADS
ON VANESSA'S ABDUCTION.

- HER 13-YEAR-OLD SISTER WENT
MISSING 25 YEARS AGO.

MY CASE.

STILL OPEN.

- ALL THEY FOUND WERE
HER BLOODY CLOTHES,

A FEW KNIFE CUTS
IN HER T-SHIRT.

IT'S WHY I GO AFTER PREDATORS.

- HOW DID HE KNOW
THE SCARF WAS SPECIAL?

- BELONGED TO MY SISTER.

I SAID IT
ON AIR MORE THAN ONCE.

- USUAL SUSPECTS FIRST.

LOVERS?

- I HAVE SEX WITH A JOURNALIST
COVERING THE AFGHAN DRUG TRADE.

IT'S CASUAL.

- WHERE IS HE NOW?
- OVERSEAS.

HOPPED A TRANSPORT
THREE DAYS AGO.

- HAVE YOU
FIRED ANYONE RECENTLY?

- NOT IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

PERSONNEL FILES ARE
IN MY OFFICE.

FEEL FREE TO WASTE YOUR TIME
GOING THROUGH THEM.

- THIS ISN'T A STRANGER.

THIS IS SOMEBODY
WHO KNOWS YOUR ROUTINE.

- YOU MEAN SOMEONE I TRUST.

THAT NARROWS IT DOWN
TO ALMOST NO ONE.

- THREATS WERE SENT
TO YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL,

AND THE SCARF WAS TAKEN
FROM YOUR BED, ALICIA.

- THE NUT JOB COULD'VE
JUST FOLLOWED ME HOME.

- ARE YOU MISSING
A CELL PHONE,

UM, ANY PDAs,
APPOINTMENT BOOK?

- NO.

- THEN HOW DOES HE HAVE ACCESS
TO YOUR PRIVATE EMAIL?

- I DON'T KNOW.

- SO LET ME FIND OUT.

- LAB'S STILL WORKING
ON THE SCARF.

THE BLOOD IS HUMAN,
NO MORE THAN TWO DAYS OLD.

- IT'S A CREATIVE WAY
TO SEND A THREAT.

- SOMETHING BUMPING FOR YOU?

- ALICIA HARDING DOESN'T REPORT
THE NEWS, SHE MAKES IT.

- YOU THINK SHE MADE THIS UP?

- EMAILS WERE SENT
FROM A BOGUS I.P.

WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST TIME

A REPORTER FABRICATED
A STORY FOR RATINGS.

- I DON'T THINK
SHE'D USE THE SCARF

OF HER DEAD SISTER
AS A HOAX.

- I CHECKED WITH EVERYONE
WORKING THE PERV STING,

AND NO ONE HANDED THE KID A BOX
TO DELIVER TO HARDING.

- WHICH MEANS THAT OUR STALKER

IMPERSONATED A COP
ON A STREET FULL OF THEM.

- WELL, THAT'S WHY I FORWARDED
THE EMAILS TO ELLIOT.

ASKED HIM TO WORK UP
A THREAT ASSESSMENT

WHILE HE'S TRAINING
AT QUANTICO.

- I THINK WE KNOW
WHAT THIS GUY WANTS.

HE BROKE INTO HARDING'S HOME.

- AND WE NEED TO FIND OUT HOW,

SO GET CSU TO MEET YOU
AT HER APARTMENT.

- HAVEN'T FOUND
ANYTHING YET, DETECTIVE.

- CHECK BETWEEN THOSE SHEETS

IN CASE HE LEFT US
A NASTY LITTLE GIFT.

- RIGHT.

- VICTIM'S PANTIES?

- FOUND THEM SOAKING
IN THE SINK.

PROBABLY GOT OFF USING THEM.
- ANY FLUIDS?

- NO, THEY WERE SWIMMING
IN CHLORINE.

- OKAY, SO THE DNA'S
TOTALLY DESTROYED.

THIS GUY TOOK HIS TIME.

HE KNEW THAT SHE LIVED ALONE

SO HE WOULDN'T
BE INTERRUPTED.

UH, ANY SIGNS
OF FORCED ENTRY?

- NO, NO SIGNS OF IT.

- CAMERAS IN FRONT
OF THE BUILDING?

- ONLY A SECURITY PAD
AT THE FRONT DOOR.

RESIDENTS
LIKE THEIR PRIVACY.

- HEY, LIV,
CHECK THIS OUT.

IT'S LIKE HERE SISTER
DISAPPEARED YESTERDAY

INSTEAD OF 25 YEARS AGO.

- FIVES,

LAB REPORTS.

CRIME SCENE PHOTOS
OF HER SISTER'S CLOTHES.

HOW DID ALICIA GET EVIDENCE
TO AN OPEN MURDER?

- SONYA PAXTON.

SHE'S BEEN AFTER THE PERP
FOR DECADES,

PLUS SHE'S CLOSE TO HARDING.

SHE COULD'VE HANDED
THE FILES RIGHT TO HER.

- IF WE'RE LUCKY, THIS GUY
TOUCHED ONE OF THE PAGES

OR HE PULLED OUT
ONE THESE PHOTOS.

HE'S OBSESSED WITH ALICIA.

HE GETS OFF ON SCARING HER.

- THE HUMPS SHE CATCHES
ON HER SHOW LIKE YOUNG GIRLS.

THEY DON'T ACT LIKE THIS.

- BUT MAYBE THE FEDS
HAVE SOMEONE WHO DOES.

THAT'S A GOOD LOOK FOR YOU.

- THANK YOU.

QUANTICO'S GOT
A LOT OF NEW TOYS.

I COULDN'T RESIST
HOGAN'S ALLEY,

WHAT CAN I TELL YOU?

- YOU HAVE ANY CHANCE TO GO
THROUGH ALICIA HARDING'S EMAILS?

- YEP, AND THE BEHAVIORAL GUYS
DID ALSO.

THIS IS
THE WORST KIND OF STALKER.

HE'S, UH, SMART,

HE'S RESOURCEFUL, EXPERIENCED.

- ANY M.O.
HITS IN VICAP?

- NO, BUT THEY THINK
HE'S IN CODIS,

SINCE HE DIDN'T LEAVE
ANY TRACE EVIDENCE

AND HE DESTROYED HIS DNA.

- ANY IDEAS WHAT SET HIM OFF?

- WELL, ALICIA HARDING'S
A HIGH-PROFILE TARGET

WHO CLAIMS
TO HUNT DOWN PREDATORS,

EVEN THOUGH SHE'S
NEVER REALLY ACTUALLY MET ONE.

- WELL, SHE HAS HELPED COLLAR
DOZENS OF GUYS.

- WELL, NOT LIKE THIS ONE.

THIS IS A HARDCORE PREDATOR,

AND THEY DON'T GET MUCH
OF A CHALLENGE OUT OF STALKING,

SO HE'S GONNA SHOW
HIMSELF SOON.

- MEANING THAT
IF HE CAN'T GET AT ALICIA,

HE MIGHT TRY
TO TAKE SOMEONE ELSE.

- WELL, JUST MAKE SURE
IT'S NOT YOU, OKAY?

YOU WANT ME
TO CUT MY VISIT SHORT?

- NO. NO, I'M COVERED.
I'M GOOD.

- WELL, FIN MAY HAVE YOUR SIX,
BUT HE'S DEFINITELY NOT ME.

- NO, I'M BETTER.

I ACTUALLY WATCH HER BACK,
AND NOT HER BACKSIDE.

- SEE YA.

- YOU'RE REALLY
GONNA LOVE THIS.

CROWD SHOTS FROM
A NEIGHBORHOOD PREDATOR STING.

ONE FACE KEEPS STICKING OUT.

AN I.T. ENGINEER
NAMED SCOTT LASKIE.

HE GOT CAUGHT IN A BROOKLYN NET
LAST YEAR.

ONE ARREST, NO CONVICTION.

- WHERE HE IS NOW?

- INTERROGATION.

I HAD UNIS PICK HIM UP.

- I'M INVOKING.

- YOU'RE NOT UNDER ARREST.

- COULD'VE FOOLED ME.

CUSTODY BEGAN THE MOMENT
POLICE CAME TO MY JOB

AND MADE A SHOW
OF TAKING ME IN.

- LOOK, WE'RE JUST LOOKING
FOR ANSWERS.

- NO, YOU'RE JUST TRYING
TO CLOSE A CASE.

BIG DIFFERENCE.

- NOT IF I GOT THE WRONG GUY.

- THE TRUTH DOESN'T MATTER.

IF IT DID, I NEVER
WOULD'VE BEEN ARRESTED.

- LOOK, YOU WERE CAUGHT
IN A STING

TRYING TO HAVE SEX
WITH A MINOR.

- THAT NEVER HAPPENED.
- I GET IT.

YOU'RE INNOCENT
AND NOBODY LISTENED TO YOU.

MUST'VE MADE YOU ANGRY.

- MY REPUTATION'S IN RUINS,

EVEN THOUGH THE PROSECUTOR
DROPPED THE CHARGES.

- SOUNDS LIKE
A GOOD REASON FOR YOU

TO LASH OUT
AT ALICIA HARDING.

YOU HAVE THE KNOW-HOW TO CREATE
AN ANONYMOUS I.P. ADDRESS.

DID YOU SEND HER
THREATENING EMAILS,

BREAK INTO HER HOUSE?

- NICE TRY, PEACHES.

I SUGGEST YOU COME BACK
WHEN MY LAWYER GETS HERE.

- HE'S A WALL.

- WHO KNOWS ENOUGH ABOUT THE LAW
TO CAUSE A STINK.

- THERE'S
NO CUSTODIAL ISSUE HERE, DON.

HE'S FREE TO GO
WHENEVER HE WANTS.

- OH, HE'S NOT BUDGING.

- HE'S GOT AN AX TO GRIND.

- MAYBE, BUT WHY DID
THE PROSECUTOR DROP THE CHARGES?

- I'LL MAKE THE CALL.
- DON'T BOTHER.

A FRIEND AT THE NETWORK PULLED
THE RAW FOOTAGE

THE NIGHT SCOTT LASKIE
GOT STUNG.

- IT'S LATE.
WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS?

- GONE. COME ON IN.

- I CAN'T BELIEVE
YOU'RE ALONE HERE.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
HOW OLD ARE YOU?

- DON'T YOU WANT TO PARTY?

ALL THOSE THINGS
YOU SAID ONLINE.

YOU PROMISED
TO TAKE CARE OF ME.

- MY GOD.

IS SOMEONE COMING OVER HERE?

CALL THE POLICE.
- WHAT FOR?

- I READ YOUR EMAILS.

YOU CAN'T TELL MEN
YOU'LL GET NAKED

AND SAY THEY CAN TOUCH YOU.

YOU'RE ASKING FOR TROUBLE.

PLEASE. CALL THE POLICE.

- OKAY.

AND THIS IS THE VERSION
NEIGHBORHOOD PREDATOR AIRED.

- COME ON IN.

- I CAN'T BELIEVE
YOU'RE HERE ALONE.

GET NAKED.

- DO THOSE THINGS
YOU SAID ONLINE.

TAKE CARE OF ME.

- MY GOD.
YOU'RE ASKING FOR IT.

- LASKIE WAS JUST TRYING
TO HELP THE GIRL, SONYA.

- YEAH, RIGHT INTO BED.

- WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU?

THEY NAILED THE GUY
WITH DOCTORED FOOTAGE.

- PLEASE. HE ENDED UP AT
A MINOR'S HOUSE LATE AT NIGHT.

WHY NOT GO STRAIGHT
TO THE COPS?

- WELL, THAT'S THE FIRST THING
I'M GONNA ASK HIS LAWYER.

- COME ON, GUYS,
WE'RE WASTING TIME HERE.

IF HE'S NOT STALKING ALICIA,
SOMEONE ELSE IS.

- YEAH, LIKE SOME OTHER GUY
SHE FRAMED.

- I HAVE A FEELING
THAT THE SUSPECT POOL

JUST GOT DEEPER.

- POLICE HARASSMENT,
FALSE ARREST.

IS THERE ANYTHING
I'M MISSING?

- CYBER STALKING, BURGLARY.

- MORE AMMUNITION
FOR THE CIVIL SUIT

AGAINST NYPD
AND THAT TV NETWORK.

- CUT THE DRAMA, HESHY.

YOUR CLIENT VOLUNTARILY
SURRENDERED FOR QUESTIONING.

- AND WHAT MAKES YOU THINK
HE'S INVOLVED?

- MOTIVE.

SCOTT LASKIE HAS
A PRETTY SERIOUS GRUDGE

AGAINST ALICIA HARDING.

- WHERE'S YOUR EVIDENCE?

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.
WE'RE LEAVING.

- NOT UNTIL THE COPS PROMISE
TO LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE.

- I UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL,
MR. LASKIE.

I SAW THE TAPE.
- WHICH VERSION?

MY EX-WIFE SAW
THE ONE THAT AIRED.

I'VE GOT
A 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

UNTIL THIS GETS CLEARED UP,

MY VISITATION RIGHTS
ARE SUSPENDED.

- I SAW BOTH VERSIONS.

NOW, IF YOU WANTED TO HELP,
WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL THE POLICE?

- HE TRIED.

THEY SAID THEY'D LOOK INTO IT,
BUT DIDN'T.

- HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

- I WORRY ABOUT MY KID
ON THE INTERNET,

SO I STARTED
CHECKING WEBSITES

WHEN I RAN ACROSS
WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A YOUNG GIRL

IN A PUBLIC CHAT ROOM.

- DID YOU CHAT WITH THE GIRL?

- NO, BUT I READ
WHAT OTHER MEN WERE SAYING.

THEY OFFERED CELL PHONES, iPODS,
EVEN MONEY JUST TO MEET HER.

I DIDN'T WANT
TO STICK MY NECK OUT,

BUT WHAT IF IT WAS MY KID?

- HOW DID YOU GET
THE GIRL'S ADDRESS?

- I HACKED THE SERVER.

- STOP RIGHT THERE.

THIS INTERVIEW IS OVER
UNLESS YOU READ HIM HIS RIGHTS

OR DECLINE TO FILE.

- I DON'T WANT THE PAPERWORK.

JUST ADVISE YOUR CLIENT
TO OBEY THE LAW FROM NOW ON.

- THE LAW WASN'T INTERESTED
IN PROTECTING THAT GIRL.

I WASN'T GOING TO
LET HER GET RAPED.

- AND THAT'S WHY YOU WENT
OVER TO HER APARTMENT?

- AFTER I WALKED
INTO A PRECINCT

AND HANDED A COPY OF THE
CHAT LOGS TO A DESK SERGEANT.

WHEN HE CALLED ME A KOOK,
I WENT TO THE HOUSE.

- WELL, IT SEEMS TO ME

LASKIE HAS A SOLID CASE
FOR WRONGFUL ARREST.

WHICH PRECINCT DID HE GO TO?

- THE 7-2.
FIN'S TALKING TO THEM NOW.

- YOU'RE NOT BLAMING ALICIA
FOR THIS.

- PLAYING COP
DOESN'T MAKE HER ONE.

- ALICIA DIDN'T ARREST HIM,
THE COPS DID.

- BASED ON FABRICATED EVIDENCE
THAT SHE HANDED TO THEM.

- WAIT, SHE'S THE VICTIM
HERE, REMEMBER?

- SONYA, YOU KNOW, MAYBE
YOU'RE TOO CLOSE TO JUDGE.

YOU'VE BEEN WORKING
ON HER SISTER'S MURDER

FOR, WHAT, 20 YEARS?
- 25 YEARS.

- 25. SO HOW OLD
WAS ALICIA BACK THEN?

- 17.

LOOK, WHEN SERIAL MURDERS
STARTED EXPLODING IN THE '80s,

WE DIDN'T KNOW HALF
OF WHAT WE KNOW NOW.

OKAY, WE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE
DATABASES.

WE WERE ALL JUST SCRAMBLING
IN AN EPIDEMIC OF SNATCHED KIDS.

SOMETIMES ALL WE FOUND
WERE BODY PARTS, REMEMBER?

IF WE FOUND ANYTHING AT ALL.

- LIKE VANESSA HARDING.

- YEAH, SO, YOU KNOW,

IF YOU THINK I HELD
ALICIA'S HAND TOO LONG

OR GAVE HER TOO MUCH
INFORMATION, THAT'S TOUGH.

I CALLED HER WHEN WE GOT A LEAD,
AND SHE CALLED ME.

- SHE SHOULDN'T BE DIGGING
INTO HER SISTER'S MURDER.

IT'S NOT HEALTHY.

- AND HOW LONG DID YOU SEARCH
FOR THE MAN WHO...

RAPED YOUR MOTHER?

- CAPTAIN, DESK SERGEANT
CORROBORATES LASKIE'S STORY,

BUT THEY JACKED HIM ANYWAY
BASED ON THE TAPE.

- VOID LASKIE'S ARREST,

AND THEN GO SHAKE
ALICIA HARDING'S TREE.

- UH, I CHANGED YOUR LOCKS.

WHO GETS COPIES?

- NO ONE.

HER APARTMENT IS OFF LIMITS.

SPREAD THE WORD.

- GIVE US A MINUTE, RACHEL.

- WHO ELSE HAS KEYS
TO YOUR APARTMENT?

- UH, MY STAFF--HAIR, MAKEUP,
WARDROBE, MY ASSISTANT.

- I NEED NAMES.

- THEY'VE BEEN WITH ME
FOR YEARS.

- YOU STILL DON'T GET IT.

ALICIA,
SOMEBODY IS AFTER YOU.

LEAST NOW WE KNOW WHY.

HOW MANY MEN DID YOU
RAILROAD INTO PRISON?

- MISTAKES WERE MADE
WITH SCOTT LASKIE.

THERE WEREN'T ANY OTHERS.

- WHY SHOULD I BELIEVE YOU?

- BECAUSE
I'M A JOURNALIST, OLIVIA.

- WHO DOESN'T CHECK HER FACTS.

- OH, SO YOU JUST DECIDE
I'M GUILTY

AND YOU'RE NOT INTERESTED
IN HEARING AN EXPLANATION?

- PLEASE, GO AHEAD.

- THE NIGHT LASKIE
SHOWED UP,

MEN JUST KEPT COMING,
ONE RIGHT AFTER THE NEXT.

WE HAD TO RUSH A COUPLE
OUT THE BACK DOOR

SO THEY WOULDN'T RUN
INTO EACH OTHER.

THEN THE COPS
BROUGHT THEM IN

BEFORE I HAD A CHANCE
TO INTERVIEW THEM.

- THAT DOESN'T EXPLAIN
YOU DOCTORING THE FOOTAGE.

- I DIDN'T.

THE NETWORK WANTED
A RECORD NUMBER OF ARRESTS.

A PRODUCER THOUGHT SWEETENING
HIS TAPE WOULD MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

I SWEAR I DIDN'T KNOW.

- SO YOU JUST PASSED THE BUCK
TO SAVE YOUR OWN ASS.

- IT'S THE TRUTH.

I FIRED THE BASTARD
SIX MONTHS AGO,

AND I HAVE CHECKED
AND RE-CHECKED

EVERY FRAME OF COVERAGE SINCE.

- I NEED THIS PRODUCER'S NAME.

- DONNY SPENCER.

MY ASSISTANT RACHEL
CAN GIVE YOU THE ADDRESS.

HE WAS PRETTY PISSED
WHEN I SACKED HIM,

SO, YOU KNOW,
HE'S NOT MY BIGGEST FAN.

- YOU SEEM TO HAVE
THAT EFFECT ON EVERYONE.

- NYPD.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

- ALICIA HARDING
HAS A STALKER.

YOU KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT THAT?

- COULDN'T HAPPEN
TO A NICER SOW.

- NICE WAY TO IMPLICATE
YOURSELF.

- I DID HER A FAVOR,
AND SHE CANNED ME.

- SO SHE ASKED YOU
TO ALTER THE FOOTAGE?

- HELL, YEAH.

AND NOW I HEAR
SHE'S SANDBAGGING ME

FOR JOB INTERVIEWS?

THE BITCH HAS TO BE STOPPED.

- SO IF YOU STALK HER,
SHE'S TOO BUSY WATCHING HER BACK

TO SCREW
WITH YOUR JOB SEARCH.

- THAT'S CRAZY.

- DO YOU HAVE A KEY
TO HER APARTMENT?

MAYBE YOU LIFTED IT,
MADE A COPY FOR YOURSELF?

- SO THE WHORE GETS A FEW EMAILS
AND NOW YOU'RE IN MY FACE?

- THAT'S FUNNY, I DIDN'T MENTION
ANYTHING ABOUT EMAILS...DONNY.

- IN HERE.

YOU CAN TELL ALICIA
THAT I FOUND HER STALKER.

- I DON'T THINK SO.

- UH, DONNY SPENCER
JUST CONFESSED IN THE CAR

THAT HE SENT
THREATENING EMAILS.

- ALICIA BROUGHT IN
ANOTHER EMAIL

WITH AN ATTACHED PHOTO.

IT LOOKED AUTHENTIC,
SO WE HAD IT PROCESSED.

- A PHOTO OF WHAT?

- A BODY DUMP
OF A YOUNG GIRL.

- PHOTO OF
A DUMPED WHITE FEMALE,

DEAD WEEDS,
BROKEN-DOWN SWING.

NOT MUCH TO GO ON.

I TRACED THE EMAILS
TO A WIRELESS CAFE.

PAID CASH, NO CAMERAS.

- LAB HERE SAYS
THE PIXELS LINE UP.

BODY'S REAL, SIMILAR
TO A DUMP IN MARYLAND.

- SAME GUY?

- ONLY WARNER
CAN TELL YOU THAT.

- ANY IDEA
WHERE IT'S LOCATED?

- NOT WITHOUT ANY VISIBLE
LANDMARKS OR BUILDINGS.

SHOULD WE BE TALKING ABOUT THIS
IN FRONT OF A CIVILIAN?

- ALICIA NEEDS TO KNOW
WHAT SHE'S UP AGAINST.

- OKAY, WELL,
OUR PERP'S A SOCIOPATH,

AND SHE DEALS WITH TEACHERS
DIDDLING THEIR STUDENTS.

- DOES KNOWING
THE DEAD GIRL'S LOCATION

EARN ME A SEAT
AT THE TABLE?

- HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT?

- THIS IS THE LAST PLACE
MY SISTER WAS SEEN ALIVE.

- THERE'S NOTHING IN THE FIVES
ABOUT VANESSA

BEING SEEN ALIVE
AFTER SHE LEFT HOME.

- I INTERVIEWED A WOMAN WHO SAID
SHE SAW VANESSA IN THIS PARK.

ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF CALLS
INTO THE TIP LINE

THAT THE COPS
COULDN'T GET TO.

- MAYBE IT'S
ANOTHER PLACE.

- I'D KNOW IT ANYWHERE.
I SEARCHED EVERY INCH OF IT.

- WELL, THEN WHY
DIDN'T YOU TELL THE POLICE?

- BETTER YET,
WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL ME?

- IT'S A COLD CASE.

I'M THE ONLY ONE
WORKING IT NOW.

- THE HELL YOU ARE.

I'VE BEEN CHASING
AFTER THIS BASTARD

A LOT LONGER THAN YOU HAVE.

- THEN WHERE IS HE?

MY SISTER IS DEAD.

NO ONE WANTS HIM
MORE THAN ME.

- LADY, YOU'RE NOT GONNA FIND
THE KILLER BY YOURSELF.

THIS GUY'S EITHER DEAD
OR IN PRISON.

- NO, HE'S NOT.
HE'S STALKING ME.

- NO, ALICIA,
THIS IS NOT THE SAME GUY.

THE HUMP WHO SENT
THESE EMAILS IS DIFFERENT.

HE'S FIXATED ON YOU,
NOT YOUR SISTER.

- LOOK, THE ANALYSTS HERE THINK
HE'S EARLY 30S TO MID 40S.

SO THAT MAKES HIM TOO YOUNG
TO HAVE KILLED VANESSA.

- OH, SPARE ME.

THE D.C. SNIPER HAD
TO BE WHITE AND ALONE.

YOU NEVER CAUGHT THE ZODIAC,

AND BUNDY WAS 14
WHEN HE MADE HIS FIRST KILL.

YOUR ANALYSTS
DON'T KNOW DICK.

- THAT'S ENOUGH.

WHERE IS THE PARK,
MS. HARDING?

- I CAN SHOW YOU.

- NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

- THEN GOOD LUCK
FINDING HER WITHOUT ME.

- ALICIA, THIS ISN'T A GAME.

A WOMAN IS DEAD,
AND WE NEED TO FIND HER.

- EITHER TAKE ME WITH YOU
OR FOLLOW ME THERE.

THOSE ARE MY TERMS.

- YOU STAY RIGHT THERE.

YOU MOVE, I'M HANDCUFFING
YOU TO THAT DOOR.

- HEY, I DIDN'T ASK
FOR THIS.

THE GUY SENT ME THE PHOTO.

HE WANTS ME
TO SEE WHAT HE'S DONE.

- HE WANTS YOU TO MAKE HIM
FAMOUS WITHOUT GETTING CAUGHT.

- THE MAN KILLED MY SISTER.
I KNOW IT'S THE SAME GUY.

- HAND ME YOUR PHONE
AND GET BACK IN THE DAMN CAR.

- GO ON.
I'LL KEEP AN EYE ON HER.

- I FOUND HER!
CALL WARNER!

- I'LL LET THE STATEN ISLAND
D.A. KNOW WE'RE HERE!

- I FOUND ANOTHER ONE!

- BODY NUMBER THREE!

WE'RE GONNA NEED A FORENSIC TEAM
AND CADAVER DOG.

- FIVE WHITE FEMALES,

AVERAGE AGE MID-TEENS
TO MID-20s,

VARYING STAGES OF DECOMP.

- ANY IDEA HOW LONG
THEY'VE BEEN EXPOSED?

- FROM PREDATION, TISSUE LOSS,
AND ADIPOCERE,

I'D SAY BETWEEN THREE MONTHS
AND TWO YEARS.

CAUSE OF DEATH IS HOMICIDE
BY UNDETERMINED MEANS

UNTIL I DE-FLESH
THE BONES.

- PROBABLY ALL KILLED
THE SAME WAY.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

- STAB WOUNDS.

THIS SIXTH JANE DOE
DIED THREE DAYS AGO,

THREE WOUNDS,
SIX INCHES DEEP.

- STABBED IN THE CHEST,
STOMACH, AND BACK?

- HOW DID YOU KNOW?

- I SAW VANESSA HARDING'S
RECOVERED T-SHIRT.

SHOWED THE EXACT SAME WOUNDS.

- SON OF A BITCH
IS A COPYCAT.

- UNLESS IT REALLY
IS THE SAME GUY.

- WITHOUT VANESSA'S BODY,
I CAN'T TELL YOU WHICH.

A PREMORTEM STAB WOUND
SEVERED THE T-6 VERTEBRA.

SHE WAS PARALYZED FROM THE CHEST
DOWN DURING THE ATTACK.

- WAS SHE RAPED?

- REPEATEDLY,
BUT NO FLUIDS.

HE THEN STABBED HER
IN THE LEFT LUNG,

COLLAPSING IT.

- SO SHE'D STOP SCREAMING.

SHE CAN'T BREATHE,
SHE CAN'T MOVE,

AND THEN HE FINISHES HER OFF
WITH A KNIFE THRUST TO THE GUT.

- ANY OTHER CUTS ON HER BODY?

HAIRS, FIBERS, OR TRACE?

- NO, BUT THE BLOWS
WERE PRECISE.

THIS GUY KNEW
WHAT HE WAS DOING.

- HE'S BEEN AT IT A WHILE.

OUR PERP HAS POLICE,

FORENSIC,
AND MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE.

- WHICH MAKES HIM
HARDER TO CATCH.

- UNLESS HE MAKES A MISTAKE,
YOU WON'T EVEN GET CLOSE.

- THIS MUST SEEM
LIKE DEJA VU.

- BUT IT'S NOT.

IT'S HAPPENING NOW,

AND THIS TIME, I AM
NOT GONNA STOP TILL I GET HIM.

- SONYA, YOU GOTTA
GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK.

YOU WEREN'T THE ONLY ONE LOOKING
FOR VANESSA'S KILLER.

- I MADE A DEATH-BED PROMISE
TO CATCH THE GUY

WHEN ALICIA'S MOM
PASSED AWAY.

- AND YOU'VE BEEN TRYING TO KEEP
YOUR WORD EVER SINCE.

- YOU WERE RIGHT.
I LET MYSELF GET TOO CLOSE.

I KNEW I WAS IN TROUBLE
WHEN I STARTED DRINKING

JUST TO FACE THEM
WITH NO NEWS,

BAD NEWS, DEAD ENDS.

[tearfully]
NOW I'M SOBER AND...

I GET ANOTHER CHANCE.

I JUST DIDN'T THINK
IT WOULD TAKE 25 YEARS.

- SOME CASES GO COLD.

- IT'S NOT COLD NOW.

- YOU DON'T KNOW THAT.

- ALICIA WAS RIGHT.

IT'S THE SAME KILLER.
WHO ELSE COULD IT BE?

- AFTER 25 YEARS,
WHY GO AFTER HER NOW?

- A SOCIOPATH WANTS TO REMEMBER
A KILL ON HIS OWN TERMS, RIGHT?

ALICIA'S
NOT LETTING HIM DO THAT.

HE MUST BE FEELING
THE PRESSURE.

- ONLY IF SHE'S CLOSING
IN ON HIM.

WHAT'S THE VERY LAST LEAD
THAT ALICIA FOLLOWED?

- OH, MY GOD.

THREE MONTHS AGO,
SHE APPEALED TO THE PUBLIC

FOR THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE KID
WHO FOUND VANESSA'S CLOTHES.

- WHY?

- FOR AN INTERVIEW
ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY

OF HER SISTER'S DEATH.

- SO THE COPS
MUST HAVE INTERVIEWED HIM.

HIS NAME'S NOT IN THE FILE?

- THERE WERE HUNDREDS
OF VOLUNTEERS

IN COUNTLESS SEARCH PARTIES
COMBING THE AREA.

- INCLUDING A VERY EAGER
AND EXCITED KILLER.

WE'LL PULL THE NAMES ON
THE VOLUNTEER SIGN-IN SHEET.

- AND COMPARE THEM
TO THE WITNESS STATEMENTS.

IF THE PRICK'S IN THERE,
HE'S MINE.

- YOU LOCATE THE KID
WHO DISCOVERED

VANESSA HARDING'S
BLOODY CLOTHES?

- SO FAR, THERE'S NO MATCHES

BETWEEN WITNESSES
AND VOLUNTEERS.

- THE RETIRED DETECTIVE
I TALKED TO

IS DIGGING THROUGH
HIS OLD SPIRALS.

HE SAID HE'D GET BACK TO ME.

- WHY HAVEN'T WE PUT THIS
TOGETHER BEFORE NOW?

- NO BODIES DROPPING.

THE GUY LET IT COOL OFF,
LIKE BTK.

- WELL, UNTIL
ALICIA STRESSED HIM OUT

BY USING HER TV SHOW
TO BRING UP THE PAST.

- SO IF THIS GUY'S STALKING HER,
WHY DID DONNY SPENCER CONFESS?

- WELL, HE DID SEND
A THREATENING EMAIL

WITH THE MESSAGE
"I'M WATCHING YOU"

TAKEN FROM A DISTANCE.

- PAYBACK FOR GETTING
TAKEN OFF THE SHOW.

- AND THEN LATER,
ALICIA GOT ANOTHER EMAIL

WITH THE SAME MESSAGE,

BUT THE PHOTOS
TAKEN FROM CLOSER RANGE.

- SPENCER CAN'T GET TOO NEAR
WITHOUT A CONFRONTATION.

- THE KILLER FINDS OUT
ABOUT THE THREAT

WHEN HE GETS ACCESS
TO ALICIA'S EMAIL.

- THEN HE SLIPS
INTO HER HOUSE,

GOES THROUGH HER MURDER BOOK
TO CHECK HER PROGRESS.

- WHY NOT JUST KILL HER?

- A NEWS REPORTER'S DEATH

WOULD BRING
A LOT OF UNWANTED ATTENTION.

HE COULDN'T AFFORD IT.

- SO HE LEADS US
TO A BODY DUMP INSTEAD?

- MISDIRECTION.

MURDER TRUMPS STALKING.

- LOOK, WE FOCUS ON ALICIA,
WE'RE GONNA FIND THE KILLER.

HE GOT HER PERSONAL INFORMATION
FROM SOMEBODY ON THE SHOW.

- OR HE WORKS THERE.

YOU RUN
EMPLOYEE BACKGROUNDS?

- THEY ALL CHECK OUT.

HER STAFF'S WORKED
FOR HER FOR YEARS.

- SO IT'S AN OUTSIDER
WITH ACCESS.

- CHECK THE SECURITY LOG,

RUN DOWN EVERY MALE VISITOR
YOU FIND.

- VISITORS HAVE TO SIGN IN
WITH PHOTO I.D., NO EXCEPTIONS.

THEY'RE ISSUED A TEMPORARY PASS
WHILE THEY'RE HERE.

- DO THEY HAVE ACCESS
TO THE OFFICES?

- NOT UNLESS THEY'RE
ACCOMPANIED BY ONE OF US.

THE SHOW'S TAPES ARE USED
AS TRIAL EVIDENCE,

SO SECURITY'S PRETTY TIGHT.

- YOU HAVE ANY REAR EXITS?

- THEY'RE ALARMED.

VISITORS COME IN
THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR,

AND THEY GO OUT
THE SAME WAY.

- OKAY, WE'RE GONNA
NEED TO SEE THOSE LOGS,

DATING BACK SIX MONTHS.

- YOU THINK
THE KILLER CAME HERE?

- WHO SAID ANYTHING
ABOUT A KILLER?

- ALICIA.

SHE TAPED A MESSAGE LAST NIGHT
TO THE GUY STALKING HER.

- YESTERDAY, I DISCOVERED
THE MAN STALKING ME

IS A SERIAL KILLER.

HE LED ME TO SIX WOMEN,
ROTTING IN A FIELD,

THEIR YOUNG LIVES
CUT SHORT BY A COWARD.

HE MURDERED THEM THE SAME WAY
HE KILLED MY SISTER,

BY STABBING THEM IN THE BACK.

I KNOW YOU'RE WATCHING.

YOU ARE NOTHING
BUT A SEXUAL DEVIANT,

SUFFERING FROM ERECTILE
DYSFUNCTION SO SEVERE,

YOU HAVE TO RAPE
WITH A KNIFE.

YOU'RE PATHETIC.

STATE PROSECUTOR SONYA PAXTON
BELIEVES YOU SHOULD BE CAPTURED

AND PUT AWAY FOR LIFE.

I SAY YOU'RE NOT WORTH IT,

AND YOU SHOULD BE PUT DOWN
LIKE THE RABID DOG THAT YOU ARE.

- WE CAN'T LET HER
AIR THIS.

SHE'S SETTING HERSELF UP
AS BAIT.

- THE DUMB ASS
BELONGS IN JAIL.

SHE JUST LEAKED
SIX OPEN HOMICIDES.

- WHEN DOES THIS AIR?

- IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

- MAYBE CRAGEN CAN GET
THE NETWORK TO HOLD IT.

[dialing cell phone]

GUESS THE NETWORK
WOULDN'T PULL THE PLUG.

CHIEF OF D'S IS ON HIS WAY,
AND WE GOT A NEW TASK FORCE.

- PUTTING ON A SHOW
FOR THE PUBLIC.

- THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN A NEWS FEED GOES NATIONAL.

YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN
HOW ALICIA MANAGED TO RECORD

DETAILS OF OUR CRIME SCENE?

- CAPTAIN,
I TOOK HER A CELL PHONE.

I DIDN'T GIVE HER
A CAVITY SEARCH.

- BUT SHE
DIDN'T TAKE PAXTON'S.

SONYA'S JUST AS FIXATED
ON THIS HUMP AS ALICIA.

SHE'D DO ANYTHING
TO TAKE HIM DOWN.

- EVEN DUMP HER OWN CAREER?

- LAST TIME I TALKED TO HER,
THAT'S ALL SHE CARED ABOUT.

- ALL RIGHT,
JUST FIND SONYA.

I'LL HANDLE IT FROM THERE.

GO.

- DETECTIVES.

SHE'S IN THERE.

- I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE BRAVE
OR JUST STUPID.

- I WAS TIRED
OF WAITING FOR YOU.

I WANTED MY LIFE BACK,
SO I TOOK IT.

- YOU DON'T DO THAT
BY ENRAGING A MURDERER.

- AND YOU DON'T CATCH
THE BASTARD BY DOING NOTHING.

IT'S BETTER IF HE COMES AT ME
OFF-BALANCE AND RAGING.

- AND WHOSE BRIGHT IDEA
WAS THAT?

- MINE. SONYA HAD NOTHING
TO DO WITH IT.

- OH, YEAH?
SO HOW'D YOU GET THE FOOTAGE

WHEN I TOOK YOUR PHONE?

- I HAD A BACKUP CAMERA
IN MY POCKET.

- SO YOU'RE COVERING FOR HER.

SHE'S NOT ANSWERING HER PHONE.
WHERE IS SHE?

- SHE WANTED A DRINK
AND WENT TO A MEETING INSTEAD.

LOOK, IF IT GIVES YOU
ANY COMFORT,

SHE'S NOT TOO HAPPY
WITH ME, EITHER.

- BUT SHE
WENT ALONG WITH IT.

- SHE DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE.

NO ONE WAS TALKING ME
OUT OF IT.

- WHERE'S THE AA MEETING
BEING HELD THIS WEEK?

- EXCUSE ME.

HAS ANYBODY
SEEN THIS WOMAN?

- MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD.

WE'RE ANONYMOUS
FOR A REASON.

- SONYA'S CAR
IS STILL OUTSIDE.

- YEAH. I'LL CHECK
THE LADIES ROOM.

- [gasping]

- FIN! I NEED HELP IN HERE!

SONYA...SONYA.

SONYA, YOU HANG ON THERE.
HANG ON.

- CENTRAL, SEND UNITS
AND A BUS TO MY LOCATION!

WE GOT MURDER SUSPECT
IN THE AREA--

BOLO, BLOODY CLOTHES,
APPROACH WITH CAUTION!

- FIN, HELP ME.

HELP ME.
SHE CAN'T BREATHE.

THERE YOU GO.
I GOT YOU, SONYA.

- SONYA, YOU'RE GONNA
BE OKAY.

- [whispering] IT'S OKAY.

I GOT HIM.

- SHH. HOLD ON.

SONYA?

[camera shutter clicking]

- OLIVIA.

- I'M SORRY.

- A SHARP BLADE TRANSECTED
THE EXTERIOR JUGULAR.

BLOOD LOSS
WAS STEADY AND FATAL

WITHOUT A PRESSURE BANDAGE
AND A FIELD SURGEON.

- IS THERE ANYTHING
UNDER HER FINGERNAILS?

- NOT THAT I CAN SEE.

- WELL, CHECK
THE OTHER HAND.

- I WILL WHEN I GET HER
ON MY TABLE.

- MELINDA,
THIS PLACE IS TRASHED.

SONYA FOUGHT BACK HARD,
AND SHE LOST,

BUT SHE GOT HIM.

IT'S THE LAST THING
THAT SHE SAID.

- HE GRABBED HER
FROM BEHIND,

WRAPPED HIS FOREARM
AROUND HER CHIN

TO FREE HER NECK
FOR HIS BLADE.

- BUT THE ATTACK DIDN'T GO
AS PLANNED.

SHE WENT DOWN SWINGING,
AND HE LOST CONTROL.

- SHE'D BE WEAK
FROM AIR LOSS, LIV.

- THEN SHE BIT HIM.

SONYA KNEW
THAT SHE WAS GONNA DIE,

SO SHE WENT FOR HIS DNA.
IT'S WHAT I'D DO.

- THERE'S A HAIR
IN HER THROAT.

I'LL SWAB HER MOUTH AND CHECK
HER STOMACH FOR HIS BLOOD.

- I'M REALLY GLAD
YOU'RE BACK.

- I SHOULD'VE
COME BACK SOONER.

- I'M FINE.

- YEAH?

LIKE HELL YOU ARE.

- DID YOU CHECK
THE SECURITY LOGS

FROM HARDING'S OFFICE?

- THAT'S WHY IT TOOK ME
SO LONG TO GET HERE.

I CHECKED ON EVERY MALE
WHO SIGNED IN

IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

ONE NAME RANG A BELL.

- WHOSE?

- DAVID ADAMS,
BUT HE DOESN'T EXIST.

- SO WHO WAS THE GHOST
THERE TO SEE?

- ALICIA HARDING'S ASSISTANT,

RACHEL GRAY.

- YOU'RE WRONG.

DAVID'S A GOOD GUY.

WE'VE BEEN SEEING
EACH OTHER FOR MONTHS.

- MEANING YOU DIDN'T SIGN HIM IN
ALL THE TIME, RIGHT?

- IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL.

HE'S MY BOYFRIEND.

I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG.

- RACHEL, DAVID IS A CON MAN.

- YOU'RE MAKING A MISTAKE.

DAVID WOULDN'T HURT ANYBODY.
I KNOW HIM.

- SO HE'S THE PERFECT GUY?

I BET RIGHT NOW YOU'RE THINKING
ABOUT ALL THE TIMES

THAT HE ASKED ABOUT ALICIA.

WAS HE TOO INTERESTED?

DID HE USE YOU?
WAS ANY OF IT REAL?

- I'M NOT A FOOL,
YOU KNOW.

I CAN TELL
WHEN I'M BEING PLAYED.

- SO MAYBE WE'RE WRONG.

BUT ONLY DAVID
CAN STRAIGHTEN IT OUT,

SO WHERE CAN WE FIND HIM?

- HE LIVES DOWNTOWN.

I'VE NEVER BEEN THERE.

HE'S ASHAMED OF HIS PLACE.

I'LL TEXT YOU
THE ADDRESS.

- WHAT'S HIS PHONE NUMBER?

- HE DOESN'T HAVE A PHONE.

I OFFERED TO GET HIM ONE,

BUT HE WAS TOO PROUD
TO TAKE IT.

I LIKED THAT.

- SO HOW DO YOU GET
IN TOUCH WITH HIM?

- HE CALLS ME.

HE CHECKS IN EVERY DAY.

- OKAY.

- THINK SHE'S
GONNA CALL HIM?

- SHE'S IN LOVE
WITH THE SICK BASTARD.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I SET UP A TRACE
ON THE OFFICE LINES

AND RACHEL'S CELL.

SHE CALLS THE HUMP,
WE GOT HIM.

- ALL RIGHT,
SHE'S DIALING OUT NOW.

LOOKS LIKE
HE'S USING A BURN PHONE.

- GOT IT.

ADAMS IS UPTOWN
NEAR RIVERSIDE,

A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY
FROM HARDING'S PLACE.

- PAT HER DOWN
AND SEND HER OUT.

- I DON'T LIKE THIS.

- WELL, WE DON'T
KNOW WHAT ADAMS LOOKS LIKE

WE GOTTA SMOKE HIM OUT
SOMEHOW.

- WE EVEN SURE THAT HE'S GONNA
COME AFTER HER?

- HE KNOWS ATTACKING SONYA
WAS A BIG MISTAKE.

I THINK HE'S RATTLED ENOUGH
TO MAKE ANOTHER.

- SO WHAT'S HIS END GAME--
SUICIDE BY COP?

- I BET HE DREAMS ABOUT TAKING
SOME OF US WITH HIM.

- HE ALREADY DID,
AND SHE'S ALL HE'S GONNA GET.

- MURDERING BASTARD!

- ALICIA, NO! NO!

- SHOOT HIM!

- POLICE! DROP THE KNIFE!
LET HER GO!

- BACK UP!

I'M IN CONTROL HERE!

- ADAMS,
TAKE A LOOK AROUND.

THIS LOOK LIKE CONTROL
TO YOU?

- YOU GOT A HEAD SHOT!
TAKE IT!

- SHUT UP!

ANYTHING?
- NOT YET.

- THEY WANT
TO TAKE YOU ALIVE.

STICK YOU IN A CAGE.
IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?

- STOP BAITING HIM!

- HUH?

[TASER buzzing]

- [groaning]

- ADAM GRAFTON, 43,
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT.

HE LIVED EIGHT BLOCKS AWAY
FROM THE HARDINGS.

HE DID A FIVE-YEAR STRETCH
IN LORTON

FOR RAPE
AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

- HOW'D HE GET SUCH
A LIGHT SENTENCE?

- WE'RE LUCKY
HE GOT ANYTHING AT ALL.

VICTIM WAS A PROSTITUTE.

HE BEAT HER
NEARLY TO DEATH.

- PROBABLY WHY WE DON'T HAVE
ANY I.D.s ON OUR JANE DOES.

THEY MUST'VE
BEEN WORKING GIRLS.

- HE'S NOT GONNA TO TELL US
ANYTHING.

- MAYBE HE'LL
TALK TO SOMEONE ELSE.

YOU MOVING?

- I CAN'T STAY HERE.

THAT SCUM WAS IN MY BED,
TOUCHING HIMSELF.

- WELL, MAKE SURE
YOU BURN THE MATTRESS.

YOU GIVING UP?

- THE KILLER'S CAUGHT.

NOTHING LEFT TO DO.

- WELL, WE STILL NEED
TO IDENTIFY GRAFTON'S VICTIMS.

- WELL, SOUNDS LIKE YOU'VE GOT
YOUR WORK CUT OUT FOR YOU.

- THOUGHT YOU HAD A MISSION.

- YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE
THE STOMACH FOR IT ANYMORE.

25 YEARS OF LOOKING
FOR THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE,

AND HE GETS
A GYM MEMBERSHIP

AND CABLE,

WHILE HIS VICTIMS ROT
IN THE GROUND

OR BLEED OUT
ON A BATHROOM FLOOR?

- ALICIA...

I NEED YOUR HELP.

YOU KNOW THAT HE WON'T TALK
TO ANYONE BUT YOU.

- NO, THANKS.

- WELL, AT LEAST
YOU HAVE CLOSURE.

GOD KNOWS
HIS VICTIMS DON'T.

- I WILL NOT HAVE CLOSURE

UNTIL I BRING
VANESSA'S REMAINS HOME.

AND YOU AND I BOTH KNOW

THAT HE IS NEVER GONNA TELL ME
WHERE SHE IS.

- PROBABLY NOT
FOR A VERY LONG TIME, IF EVER.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILIES
WITH MISSING DAUGHTERS?

OR DID YOU ALREADY FORGET
WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE?

- [laughs]

HAS ANYONE EVER TOLD YOU
YOU'RE A MANIPULATIVE BITCH?

- WHEN I BONED
YOUR FAT ASSISTANT,

I'D PRETEND SHE WAS YOU.

ONLY WAY I COULD GET OFF.

- WHO ARE YOU KIDDING?

WE ALL KNOW
THAT YOU DIDN'T TOUCH HER.

YOU LIKE YOUR WOMEN DEAD.

- LEAVE.

THIS IS BETWEEN ME AND HER.

- IF SHE GOES, SO DO I.

- THEN BEND OVER,

'CAUSE I GOT NOTHING TO SAY.

- I CAN DO THE NEWS SEGMENT
WITHOUT YOU,

BUT I'M HERE BECAUSE I'D LIKE
TO HEAR YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY.

- NO, YOU'RE NOT.

YOU WANT TO KNOW
ABOUT YOUR SISTER.

- MY SISTER'S DEAD.

YOU KILLED HER.

- AND YOU PLANTED THE CLOTHES
SO YOU COULD FIND THEM LATER.

- SO WHAT IF I DID?

DOESN'T MEAN I KILLED HER.
HMM?

MAYBE VANESSA'S
NOT EVEN DEAD.

MAYBE SHE JUST RAN AWAY.

- YOU KNOW,
I'M NOT INTERESTED, GRAFTON.

I WANT TO HEAR
ABOUT THE SIX WOMEN

YOU DUMPED IN THAT FIELD.

WHERE DID YOU MEET THEM?

- YOU USUALLY WORK
WITH A CAMERA CREW.

- AFTER I HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE
TO SAY AND THEN CHECK MY FACTS.

PLUS, YOU NEED A SHAVE.

- [laughs]

THIS IS REAL?

I GIVE YOU NAMES,

DATES, AND LOCATIONS,

AND THEN YOU TELL MY STORY.

- IF YOU COOPERATE,

AND IF YOU TELL US
THE TRUTH.

- THIS COULD TAKE A WHILE.

THERE'S ONE FOR EACH YEAR
I'VE BEEN LIVING.

TOOK THEM IN CLUMPS.

SOME YEARS
I DIDN'T EVEN HUNT AT ALL.

- YOU KILLED 43 WOMEN?

- 44 IF YOU COUNT
THE LAWYER.

MEAT SACK WAS ASKING FOR IT.

- BECAUSE SHE BEAT YOU,
GRAFTON.

SONYA PAXTON IS THE REASON THAT
YOU'RE GOING TO DEATH ROW.

- I'LL DIE
OF OLD AGE FIRST.

ONLY REASON I DID HER

IS BECAUSE ALICIA
TOLD LIES,

AND SHE HAD TO PAY.

- LET'S START WITH THE NAMES
OF YOUR NEW YORK VICTIMS,

AND THEN WE'LL MOVE ON
TO YOUR MARYLAND DUMPING GROUND.

- SO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?

- AND I'D LIKE
TO KNOW MORE,

WHENEVER YOU'RE READY.

- MOSTLY GIRLS,

RUNAWAYS,

A COUPLE I SNATCHED.

NONE OF 'EM PUT UP
MUCH OF A FIGHT, THOUGH.

SO YOU WANT ME TO GO
IN ORDER,

LIST THEM
FROM FRONT TO LAST?

HER NAME WAS ANNIE PRUITT.

GOD, SHE WAS SWEET.

PICKED HER UP IN DUNDALK

AND TOOK HER
FOR THE RIDE OF HER LIFE...

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