Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 12, Episode 22 - Bang - full transcript

An abandoned baby case leads SVU to a "reproductive abuser" who has over 20 children.

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.

- GOOD ROLL, DANNY.
THAT'S MY PERFECT BOY.

- GOOD JOB.

- YOU'RE
A WONDERFUL TEACHER, ROGER.



DANNY LOVES YOUR CLASSES.

- THANKS, HANNAH,
GLAD TO HEAR IT.

COME ON, SALLY.
TUCK YOUR HEAD.

THAT'S IT.
GOOD JOB, GUYS.

COME ON, KEEP IT GOING
HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO.

- HANNAH DOESN'T GIVE
A DAMN ABOUT YOUR CLASS.

WHAT SHE REALLY WANTS
IS TO RIP YOUR SWEATS OFF

AND STRADDLE YOU LIKE
A POMMEL HORSE.

- I DON'T THINK--
- DON'T GIVE ME ANY OF THAT

"I NEVER SLEEP
WITH MY CLIENTS" CRAP.

- I DON'T.

- YOU SHOULD.

- VERA, LOOK,
I'M FLATTERED.

IT'S JUST...



YOU'RE BARKING UP
THE WRONG TEE.

- GOD.

WOW, VERA, NICE GOING.

- [baby crying]

- OH, MY GOD.

OH!

YOU POOR BABY!
YOU MUST BE FREEZING.

- [baby crying]

- HELP!
SOMEONE CALL 9-1-1.

[baby crying]

- MALE INFANT, CAUCASIAN.

CAME IN
SEVERELY HYPOTHERMIC.

NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF ABUSE.

- LEFT OUT IN 30-DEGREE WEATHER?
THAT'S ABUSE.

- OR ATTEMPTED MURDER.

LITTLE GUY'S LUCKY
HE'S UNDER AN INCUBATOR

AND NOT IN A COFFIN.

- WHAT WAS HE WEARING
WHEN HE WAS BROUGHT IN?

- JUST A ONESIE, WRAPPED
IN A COUPLE OF FLANNEL BLANKETS.

WE SENT THEM
OVER TO YOUR CRIME LAB

FOR EVIDENCE PROCESSING.

- AND HE'S WHAT, DOC,
TWO MONTHS?

- WELL, POSTERIOR FONTANELLE
IS ALMOST CLOSED,

SO, YEAH,
THAT'S A GOOD ESTIMATE.

- HOW LONG WILL HE NEED
TO STAY IN THIS INCUBATOR?

- WE'RE WARMING
HIM UP SLOWLY.

HIS CORE TEMP IS STILL LOW,

SO HE'S NOT
OUT OF THE WOODS YET.

- [sighs]

WHY WOULD
SOMEONE DO THIS TO YOU?

[suspenseful music]

*

- CANVASS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
TURNED UP NOTHING.

NOBODY KNOWS ANYBODY
WITH A BOY THAT YOUNG.

- MISSING PERSONS HASN'T HAD
A BABY REPORTED IN WEEKS.

- SO EITHER MOMMY DOESN'T KNOW
THAT HER SON'S GONE...

- OR SHE WAS THE ONE
WHO DUMPED HIM.

- WELL, LAB'S
RUNNING HIS DNA.

MAYBE WE'LL COME UP WITH
A FAMILIAL MATCH.

THAT'S REALLY
ALL WE HAVE TO GO ON.

- I'VE GOT
SOMETHING FOR YOU.

YOU SEE THAT LOGO?

THAT COMES FROM
A STORE CALLED BEBETIQUE,

AN UPPER EAST SIDE
BABY STORE.

- HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?

- MY NIECE REGISTERED THERE
FOR HER NEWBORN.

A BLANKET I BOUGHT 'EM
COST ME TWO WEEKS OF OVERTIME.

- WHAT WAS IT MADE OF, MINK?

- ORGANIC COTTON.

YOU JUST GOTTA CHECK OUT
THEIR PRICE TAGS.

I'M TELLING YOU,
THAT BABY'S MOM'S GOT MONEY.

- WHOA,
FIN WASN'T KIDDING.

THESE PRICES
ARE OUTTA SIGHT.

- LOT OF PARENTS WILL PAY
ANYTHING FOR PEACE OF MIND.

- WELL, FOR FEW MORE BUCKS,

THEY COULD
HIRE A SECURITY GUARD.

- THIS PILLOW
IS EASIER ON YOUR BACK

AND LITTLE INDIA RESTS

MUCH MORE COMFORTABLY
WHILE SHE NURSES.

- GREAT. THANK YOU.

- HOW ARE YOU?
WE NEED HELP, TOO.

- GETTING A HEAD START?
YOU'RE NOT EVEN SHOWING YET.

- UH, PROFESSIONAL HELP.

YOU SELL THAT?

- IT'S ONE OF
OUR MOST POPULAR ITEMS.

- WE ALSO HAVE A BABY
WHO NEARLY DIED LAST NIGHT.

HE WAS WEARING
ONE OF YOUR ONESIES.

- OH, MY GOD...

- YOU SEEM TO KNOW THE NAMES
OF ALL YOUR CLIENTS' KIDS.

YOU RECOGNIZE THIS BOY?

- THAT'S JASPER,
DEDE ASTON'S BABY.

- SHE SEEM BONDED
WITH JASPER?

- COMPLETELY.
SHE ADORES HIM.

IS JASPER OKAY?

- YEAH, YEAH.

BUT WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS
FOR DEDE.

DO YOU HAVE HER ADDRESS?
- WELL, LET ME CHECK.

SHE'S IN OUR
FREQUENT BUYERS CLUB.

- HAVE YOU EVER MET THE FATHER?

- THERE ISN'T ONE.

DEDE ADOPTED JASPER.

SHE'S AN OLDER MOTHER--
WANTED TO START A FAMILY.

[printer hums]

HER CELL PHONE, EMAIL,
AND ADDRESS.

[knocking]

- DEDE'S NOT HOME.

- OR ANSWERING HER PHONE.

- THE BABY STORE OWNER SAID
DEDE SEEMED LIKE A GOOD MOTHER.

I'M BEGINNING TO THINK
SOMEONE ELSE TOOK JASPER,

AND MOM'S IN TROUBLE
AS WELL.

- SOMEONE TOOK JASPER?

- YOU DEDE'S NEIGHBOR?

- WADE FISK.
I RENT HER GARDEN APARTMENT.

IS EVERYTHING OKAY?
- WE'RE LOOKING FOR DEDE.

- HAVEN'T SEEN HER
IN A FEW DAYS, BUT...

OH, NO.
- WHAT?

- LAST NIGHT I HEARD
YELLS COMING FROM HER PLACE.

- YOU CALLED 911?

- I THOUGHT IT WAS...
YOU KNOW...SEX.

[muted cries, yells]
- YOU HEAR THAT?

IT'S SPANISH,
PROBABLY NOT DEDE.

- AYUDA ME, AYUDA ME!

- THAT'S DEFINITELY
A CRY FOR HELP.

- DOOR'S UNLOCKED.

- [crying continues]

AYUDA ME, AYUDA ME!
- POLICE.

- POR FAVOR!
[crying]

- MISS.
- [crying]

- MISS, HEY.
I'M TALKING TO YOU.

- THEY TOOK THE BABY!
- WHO TOOK THE BABY?

- I DON'T KNOW.
BUT THE BABY'S GONE.

- STAND UP.
WHO ARE YOU?

- I'M IMELDA.
I'M JASPER'S NANNY.

I TAKE CARE OF THE BABY.

MISS DEDE'S OUT ON BUSINESS
IN BOSTON FOR TWO DAYS.

AND I TAKE CARE OF THE BABY,
BUT HE'S GONE!

- OKAY, IMELDA,
CALM DOWN.

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED.

- OKAY, I WENT
TO BED LAST NIGHT,

AND EVERYTHING WAS FINE.
AND THIS MORNING,

I CHECKED THE CRIB,
AND THE CRIB WAS EMPTY.

AND I LOOKED HERE,
AND I LOOKED OUT ON THE STREET.

BUT S-SOMEBODY STOLE HIM.

- WHY DIDN'T
YOU CALL ANYBODY FOR HELP?

- WHAT DO YOU THINK
I AM DOING?

I'M PRAYING SOMEONE
WILL FIND JASPER.

- YOUR PRAYERS
HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.

WE FOUND THE BABY,
AND HE'S ALIVE.

- GRACIAS POR DIO!
GRACIAS!

- THE NEIGHBOR SAID HE HEARD
SCREAMING HERE LAST NIGHT.

WHO WAS HERE
WITH YOU?

- NO ONE. I WAS ALONE.

- YOU SURE
ABOUT THAT, IMELDA?

THERE'S A, UM...

JUST FOUND A CONDOM
IN THE BATHROOM.

- OH...
IT MUST BE FROM MISS DEDE.

- YEAH, WELL,
SHE'S BEEN GONE FOR TWO DAYS,

AND THIS LOOKS, UM...
KIND OF FRESH.

- COME ON, IMELDA,
TELL THE TRUTH.

- UH...OKAY, OKAY.

MY BOYFRIEND WAS HERE.

BUT HE WOULD
NEVER TAKE THE BABY.

HE'S A RICH GUY.

HE'S A HIGH-CLASS MAN,
AS YOU SAY.

- GIVE ME A NAME.

- HI, KEN TURNER.
YOU MUST BE DETECTIVE STABLER.

- MR. TURNER, THANKS FOR
GETTING DOWN HERE SO QUICKLY.

WHY DON'T WE GO SOMEWHERE
PRIVATE SO THAT WE CAN TALK.

SAYS HERE
YOU USED TO BE AN A.D.A.

- YEAH, NASSAU COUNTY.

I WOULD'VE STUCK IT OUT,
BUT YOU KNOW,

I COULDN'T MAKE ENDS MEET.
- MM-HMM.

AND NOW YOU WORK FOR
DASCHLE PRIVATE EQUITY

DOING CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS?

- YEAH, I KNOW.
GUYS LIKE ME TANKED THE ECONOMY.

- SO IT IS TRUE.

- WELL, IT'S A LITTLE
MORE COMPLICATED THAN THAT.

- UH-HUH.
AS COMPLICATED AS

A RICH, POWERFUL GUY
SCREWING SOME IMMIGRANT NANNY?

- I DON'T FOLLOW.

- IMELDA BARRIOS,

LAST NIGHT AT
DEDE ASTON'S BROWNSTONE.

ROUGH SEX,
IT SOUNDS LIKE.

WE FOUND YOUR BROKEN RUBBER.

- ROUGH SEX? NO.

MAYBE A LITTLE...
ENTHUSIASTIC.

BUT THAT'S NOT REALLY
A CRIME, NOW, IS IT, DETECTIVE?

- NO, JUST
A LITTLE STRANGE.

A WALL STREET MILLIONAIRE
IS SCREWING A NANNY

WITH HER BOSS'S BABY
IN THE NEXT ROOM?

I MEAN, HOW DOES DEDE ASTON
FEEL ABOUT THAT?

- WELL, DEDE ASTON
DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.

I MEAN, WE'RE FRIENDS,

BUT, YOU KNOW,
I DON'T TELL HER EVERYTHING.

- LIKE YOU HITTING
ON HER HELP.

- WELL, IMELDA'S BEAUTIFUL.
AND SO IS JASPER.

HE'S A BEAUTIFUL BABY.
I LOVE BABIES.

- ENOUGH TO STEAL ONE?

- WHAT ARE
YOU TALKING ABOUT?

- SOMEONE GRABBED
JASPER LAST NIGHT.

- IS HE OKAY?
- I WOULD WORRY ABOUT YOU

BECAUSE WE FOUND
YOUR FINGERPRINTS ON HIS CRIB.

- JUST TELL ME,
IS JASPER'S ALIVE?

- BARELY. YEAH.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS,
IMELDA SAID

YOU WERE THE LAST PERSON
TO SEE HIM

BEFORE HE WAS
LEFT TO DIE IN AN ALLEYWAY.

- WELL, YEAH,
MY PRINTS ARE ON HIS CRIB

BECAUSE I WENT TO
CHECK ON HIM.

I CHECKED ON HIM
AROUND MIDNIGHT.

HE WAS FINE.
AND I LEFT.

YOU KNOW, I HAPPEN
TO BE FOND OF THAT BOY.

- ARE YOU SUGGESTING
IMELDA IS NOT?

- IMEL--

LOOK, IMELDA IS BUILT FOR,
YOU KNOW, GREAT SEX.

YOU KNOW, SHE'S
NOT REALLY NANNY MATERIAL.

I MEAN, JASPER CRIES
NO MORE THAN MOST BABIES,

BUT SHE CAN'T HANDLE IT.

- SO YOU
THINK IMELDA SNAPPED?

- I'M ONLY
SAYING IT WAS POSSIBLE.

- SO, THINK
HE'S OUR BABY-NAPPER?

- CAN'T RULE HIM OUT,

BUT HE DEFINITELY
RULED IMELDA IN.

SAID BABY JASPER'S
CRYING DRIVES HER CRAZY.

- I'LL GO PICK HER UP.

- [sighs]

SO WHAT DO YOU
WANT TO DO ABOUT KEN?

- WELL, LET HIM GO.

FOR NOW.

- DETECTIVE BENSON?

- YES.
- I'M JASPER'S MOTHER.

I GOT YOUR MESSAGES.

I CAME STRAIGHT
FROM THE AIRPORT.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

- MS. ASTON,
WHY DON'T YOU HAVE A SEAT?

- SWEETHEART!

- BABY,
THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE.

- [sighs]
- SWEETHEART?

I THOUGHT YOU SAID
YOU TWO WERE JUST FRIENDS.

- KEN'S MY FIANCE.

- OH.

TELL ME, WHAT'S GOING ON?

- JASPER'S MY MIRACLE.

WHEN CAN I TAKE HIM HOME?

- AS SOON AS
HE'S MEDICALLY CLEARED

AND WE CAN MAKE SURE
THAT HE'S SAFE.

- WHY WOULDN'T
HE BE SAFE WITH ME?

- WE KNOW THAT
YOU WERE OUT OF TOWN,

BUT WE NEED TO RULE OUT EVERYONE
WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR HOME.

- FINE.

HOW CAN I HELP?

- WELL, WHY DON'T
WE START AT THE BEGINNING?

WHEN DID YOU ADOPT JASPER?

- SEVEN WEEKS AGO.

- AND HAVE YOU HAD ANY CONTACT
WITH THE BIRTH MOTHER?

- NO, I DON'T
EVEN KNOW HER NAME.

IT WAS A CLOSED ADOPTION.

KEN DID THE LEGAL WORK.

- YOUR FIANCE, KEN?
- YES.

IT WAS A FRIEND OF
ONE OF HIS ASSOCIATES

THAT KNEW THIS PREGNANT GIRL,
AND SHE COULDN'T KEEP HER BABY.

KEN KNEW I WAS LOOKING.

- AND YOU WERE ALREADY
ENGAGED AT THIS POINT?

- NO. I BARELY KNEW KEN.

IT WAS THIS ADOPTION
THAT SPARKED THINGS FOR US.

[cell phone ringing]

EXCUSE ME.

I'M A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT.

AND MY WHOLE LIFE
HAS BEEN WORK, WORK, WORK.

YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T
EVEN HAVE TIME TO DATE.

- I HEAR YOU.

- WHEN I WASN'T GUNNING
FOR THE NEXT PROMOTION,

I WAS OFF ON
A BUSINESS TRIP SOMEWHERE.

- LIKE THE ONE TO BOSTON.
- YEAH.

AND EVEN TWO DAYS AWAY
FROM JASPER

WAS BREAKING MY HEART.

IT'S LIKE BEING A MOTHER
MADE ME HUMAN AGAIN

AND ABLE TO
FALL IN LOVE WITH KEN.

- STILL, THAT'S
A PRETTY FAST ENGAGEMENT.

- WHAT CAN I SAY?

KEN'S, UM...PERFECT.

- YOU KNOW, DEDE,

I THINK THAT
JASPER'S IN PRETTY GOOD HANDS.

WHY DON'T YOU COME WITH ME
DOWN TO THE PRECINCT?

- SINCE WHEN
IS STANDARD PROCEDURE

KEEPING A FAMILY
SEPARATED LIKE THIS?

- WHEN THE SOON-TO-BE
MAN OF THE HOUSE

IS BANGING
HIS FIANCEE'S NANNY.

- I WENT OVER TO MAKE SURE
JASPER WAS OKAY

WITH DEDE BEING GONE.

OUT OF NOWHERE,
IMELDA JUMPS ME.

- AND SHE WAS SO HOT

THAT YOU JUST
COULDN'T RESIST DOING HER.

- IT WAS
A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS.

I'M SORRY,
IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

- WE DO IT ALL THE TIME.

EVERY TIME DEDE'S OUT,
KEN COMES OVER TO BE WITH ME.

HE'S UNSTOPPABLE.

- HE EVER FORCE YOU?
- NO, NO.

I LIKE IT.

- IS THAT IMELDA
I SAW IN THE OTHER ROOM?

- UH, YEAH.
- WHY IS MS. DEDE IN THERE?

- WHY'S SHE HERE?

- SHE'S JUST HELPING US
FIGURE THIS ALL OUT.

JUST LIKE YOU.
- LISTEN, I'M CONFUSED.

IF KEN LOVES YOU SO MUCH,

WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN HE TIES THE KNOT

WITH YOUR BOSS IN THERE?

- KEN'S NOT
GOING TO MARRY DEDE.

HE'S JUST WAITING FOR
THE RIGHT TIME TO DUMP HER.

- JUST LIKE YOU
DUMPED JASPER.

- ON THE VIRGIN,
I SWEAR I DIDN'T DO IT.

I WOULD
NEVER HURT THAT BOY.

- OKAY, IMELDA.

ARE YOU WORRIED
ABOUT GETTING PREGNANT?

- WHY ARE
YOU ASKING ME THAT?

- KEN'S CONDOM
BROKE LAST NIGHT.

- HE'S A MANIAC IN BED.

- KEN IS SO EASYGOING.
AND HE'S JUST SO GENTLE.

WE HAVE NO PROBLEMS.

IT'S LIKE I'VE
FINALLY FOUND MR. PERFECT.

- SO YOU HAVE NO IDEA
WHAT KEN AND IMELDA

ARE DOING BEHIND YOUR BACK.

- WHAT IS THAT DETECTIVE
TALKING ABOUT IN THERE?

- LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING
THAT'S PISSING DEDE OFF.

- [muted]
SHE SEDUCED HIM.

IS SHE STILL IN THAT ROOM?

IMELDA!

ARE YOU IN THERE?

YOU'RE A SLUT!

- GROSERA!

SHE'S SAYING
BAD THINGS ABOUT ME.

- SHE TOOK JASPER, AND
SHE PUT HIM IN THAT ALLEYWAY

TO MAKE KEN LEAVE ME
SO SHE COULD HAVE HIM!

- SINVERGUENZA!

- YOU STOLE MY BABY!
- NO, YOU DID!

- NO, I WAS IN BOSTON!

- YOU SAY
HE HURTS YOUR CAREER!

- YOU'RE CRAZY!
I LOVE MY SON!

- STOP.
- STOP IT.

CALM DOWN.

BUT ON THE SUBJECT OF
WHERE YOU WERE LAST NIGHT...

- WHAT,
NOW YOU SUSPECT ME?

- SHOULD I?

- I WAS IN BOSTON.

- YOU SAID YOU CAME
STRAIGHT FROM THE AIRPORT.

BUT I DIDN'T SEE
ANY BAGS.

- WHAT ARE
YOU ACCUSING ME OF?

- NOTHING, IF YOU SHOW ME
YOUR BOARDING PASS.

- OKAY, I NEVER WENT.

- SO YOU WERE HERE
IN NEW YORK LAST NIGHT?

- I WAS AT THE WALDORF.

- WHY'D YOU LIE?

- I WANT KEN.

- EVEN THOUGH KEN'S BEEN
HAVING SEX WITH YOUR NANNY?

- HE'S MY LAWYER!

I WANT HIM RIGHT NOW!

- WE'RE
IN THIS TOGETHER, BABY.

- OH, YOU MIGHT WANT
TO HOLD UP ON THAT, MR. TURNER,

SEEING AS HOW
YOUR CLIENT CONFESSES

TO BEING IN NEW YORK
LAST NIGHT, AND NOT IN BOSTON.

- I'M SORRY, I--

HOW COULD YOU
SLEEP WITH IMELDA?

- I'M SORRY.

SHE CAME ON TO ME.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW IT'S WRONG,
BUT SHE'S YOUNG AND EXOTIC.

- AND WHAT AM I,
YOUR GRANDMOTHER?

- NO!

BABY, YOU'RE
MATURE AND SOPHISTICATED.

LISTEN, I LOVE YOU.

- OKAY,
THAT'S ENOUGH, ROMEO.

I THINK WHAT'S IMPORTANT

IS WHY DEDE WAS AT
THE WALDORF LAST NIGHT.

- THINKING.

ABOUT WHAT TO DO.

KEN, I'M PREGNANT.

- SWEETHEART,
THAT'S WONDERFUL.

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?

- I HAD TO BE ALONE,
I HAD TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO.

- WHAT'S TO DECIDE?
YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE IT.

- JASPER'S ALREADY
SO MUCH FOR US--

- THIS WILL
BE GREAT FOR JASPER.

IT'D BE SO GOOD
FOR JASPER TO HAVE A SIBLING.

- WHOA, KEN.

I THINK
THAT'S DEDE'S DECISION.

- OF COURSE.

BUT SHE KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT
THIS IS TO OUR FAMILY.

RIGHT?

SWEETHEART, COME HERE.

LOOK AT ME.

I'VE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER.

- REALLY?

- YEAH.
- OH.

- YES, I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, AND
I'M HAPPY THAT CONDOM BROKE.

YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU,

AND I WILL ALWAYS
LOVE THIS BABY.

- DEDE...

CLEARLY THIS PREGNANCY
WAS UNPLANNED.

NOW, YOU AND KEN
USE CONDOMS, RIGHT?

I BET KEN'S CONDOMS
BREAK A LOT.

AND THAT'S
WHY YOU GOT PREGNANT.

- HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT?

- IT'S A LUCKY GUESS.

AND HERE'S ANOTHER ONE.

AS CHARMING AS
YOUR LOVING FIANCE IS,

HE'S
A REPRODUCTIVE ABUSER.

- EXCUSE ME?
AN ABUSER?

- YOU WANT BABIES,
AND YOU USE WOMEN TO MAKE THEM.

- OH, AND YOU GOT THAT
FROM A RIPPED CONDOM?

- THE STANDARD
FAIL RATE IS 1%.

NOW, DEDE, I BET KEN'S RATE IS
A LOT HIGHER THAN THAT.

- YOU KNOW WHAT,
OUR CONDOMS BREAK

BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MUCH
FUN IN BED, TELL HER.

- OR BECAUSE

YOU POKE TINY LITTLE HOLES
IN THEM AHEAD OF TIME.

NOW, THE CONDOM
LOOKS NORMAL GOING ON,

AND THEN, OOPS!
IT RIPS WHEN YOU'RE HAVING SEX.

DEDE, THIS IS A TYPICAL MOVE
OF A REPRODUCTIVE ABUSER.

- YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU DON'T
HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS.

I HAVE NEVER ABUSED YOU,
YOU KNOW THAT.

I LOVE YOU.

AND THIS BABY IS
AN EXPRESSION OF OUR LOVE.

AND THAT'S WHY
WE HAVE TO HAVE IT.

- DEDE,
ALL THIS PHONY SWEET TALK

IS TO GET YOU TO GIVE IN.

- OKAY, YOU KNOW WHAT?

WE DON'T HAVE TO LISTEN
TO THIS ANYMORE.

UNLESS YOU'RE GONNA CHARGE US.
SO ARE YOU CHARGING US?

NO, ALL RIGHT.
THANK YOU.

LET'S GO.

- COME ON,
HE'S PLAYING YOU, DEDE.

OPEN YOUR EYES.
- SHE SEES THE TRUTH.

A MAN WHO'S
TOTALLY DEVOTED TO HER.

SWEETHEART,
YOU ARE GLOWING.

TRUST ME,
THIS IS THE RIGHT THING.

IT'S THE RIGHT THING FOR US,
FOR JASPER,

AND FOR OUR NEW BABY.

- DID HE JUST
SAY DEDE'S PREGNANT?

- KEN IS A SNAKE
WHO POKES HIS CONDOMS.

CLASSIC
REPRODUCTIVE ABUSER.

- HE SABOTAGES
THE BIRTH CONTROL,

AND THEN CONVINCES
THE WOMAN TO CARRY THE BABY.

- A BABY ONLY HE WANTS.

- QUESTION STILL REMAINS,
DID HE STEAL JASPER?

- I DON'T THINK SO.

- WHAT DO YOU GOT?

- SOME HAIRS FROM THE BLANKET
JASPER ASTON WAS FOUND IN.

NOW, MOST MATCHED HAIRS
FROM THE BROWNSTONE--

DEDE ASTON'S,
IMELDA BARRIOS'...

- NOT SURPRISING.

- BUT WE FOUND ONE RED HAIR.

- NOBODY ON OUR RADAR
HAS RED HAIR.

- I CAN NARROW
IT EVEN FURTHER FOR YOU.

WE GOT ENOUGH FOLLICLE
FOR A DNA SAMPLE,

AND A NEW
FORENSIC TECHNIQUE ALLOWS US

TO DETERMINE EYE COLOR
FROM THOSE GENES.

- OKAY,
SO RED HAIR AND WHAT?

- BLUE EYES.

- THAT'S NOT KEN...

- THAT'S DEDE'S
DOWNSTAIRS NEIGHBOR.

WHAT'S THAT GUY'S NAME?

WADE FISK?

- YOU THINK
I KIDNAPPED JASPER?

- NO, NOT THINK.
WE'VE GOT ROCK-SOLID FORENSICS

PUTTING YOUR HANDS
ON THE KID'S BLANKET.

- YOU GOT IT WRONG.

- YOU SNUCK INTO
DEDE'S LAST NIGHT,

YOU STOLE HER BABY,

AND YOU LEFT HIM OUTSIDE
TO FREEZE TO DEATH.

- NO.
- WHY?

WHY TRY
TO KILL AN INFANT?

- I WASN'T
TRYING TO KILL HIM!

I WAS TRYING TO SAVE HIM.

- SAVE HIM?

- FROM THAT HELLHOLE
UPSTAIRS.

LOOK, I'VE KNOWN
DEDE FOR YEARS.

SHE'S LEVEL-HEADED, SMART.

SHE'D BE A GREAT MOM IF
IT WEREN'T FOR THAT DOUCHE BAG.

- KEN TURNER.
- WHEN HE'S NOT

NAILING THE NANNY,
HE'S BANGING SOME OTHER GIRL.

I SWEAR
WHEN SHE'S OUTTA TOWN,

HE USES DEDE'S PLACE
AS HIS PARTY PAD.

AND WHEN SHE'S IN TOWN--

- HE'S MANIPULATING
THE HELL OUT OF HER.

- LIKE A PUPPET
ON A STRING.

- JUST BECAUSE DEDE'S
IN LOVE WITH SOME JERK

DOESN'T MEAN
SHE'S NEGLECTING HER BABY.

- LAST NIGHT HE WAS SCREAMING
HIS LUNGS OUT FOR HOURS.

KEN AND IMELDA JUST
IGNORED HIM, KEPT SCREWING.

- SO YOU THOUGHT IT'D BE BETTER
TO DUMP HIM IN AN ALLEY?

- I LEFT HIM
OUTSIDE TUMBLE WEEDS!

PEOPLE THERE LOVE KIDS.

I WRAPPED HIM UP
REAL WELL AND LEFT HIM.

- YEAH, BY THE BACK DOOR,

WHERE THEY PUT OUT
THE GARBAGE.

- IF I PUT HIM OUT FRONT,
ANYONE COULD'VE TAKEN HIM.

BUT BY THE BACK DOOR,
IT'D BE PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE.

PEOPLE WHO WOULD MAKE SURE
HE WAS PUT IN A GOOD HOME.

- THAT KID NEARLY DIED.

NOW, DON'T YOU THINK IT
WOULD'VE BEEN A LITTLE SAFER

IF YOU'D JUST TOLD DEDE
THAT KEN WAS PLAYING HER?

- I TRIED.

BUT HE'S GOT
HER HEAD SCREWED AROUND.

I'M TELLING YOU,
KEN'S A MONSTER.

I'VE OVERHEARD HIM ON THE PHONE
OUTSIDE DEDE'S PLACE.

HE SAYS THINGS.

- WHAT KIND OF THINGS?

- DEDE, I'M SO SORRY
ABOUT ALL THIS.

- I CAN'T BELIEVE
WADE WOULD DO THIS.

I TRUSTED HIM.
HE WAS MY FRIEND.

WE WENT ON DIVES TOGETHER.

- GUESS YOU NEVER
REALLY KNOW WHO SOMEONE IS.

- WHAT WOULD POSSESS
A MAN TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

- OVERHEARING YOU
ON THE PHONE,

BRAGGING
ABOUT YOUR EXPLOITS.

- WHATEVER
WADE TOLD YOU IS A LIE.

- KEN, WHAT
ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT?

- WE DID
A RECORDS SEARCH AND FOUND

SOME VERY INTERESTING STUFF
ABOUT YOUR FIANCE.

- STUFF THAT PROVES
MY PARTNER'S RIGHT.

YOU REALLY ARE
A REPRODUCTIVE ABUSER.

AND A BUSY ONE.
- CAN YOU PLEASE

STOP SAYING "ABUSER"?
- DEDE...

JUST TAKE
A LOOK AT THAT.

- WHAT IS THIS?

- THEY'RE
BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

CHECK OUT THE NAME
LISTED UNDER "FATHER."

- KEN TURNER.

- HE'S FATHERED 20 KIDS
IN THE LAST TEN YEARS.

- IS THIS TRUE?

- WELL, I TOLD YOU
I LOVE KIDS.

- DEDE...

- WHAT IS THIS?

- WE ALSO RAN JASPER'S DNA

AGAINST THE SEMEN
THAT WAS FOUND

IN THE RIPPED CONDOM
THAT HE USED WITH IMELDA.

- THERE'S
A REASON KEN WANTED

YOUR ADOPTION
OF JASPER TO BE CLOSED.

- DEDE,
HE'S JASPER'S FATHER.

- OH, MY GOD...

- ISN'T THAT GREAT?

AND NOW I'M
GONNA HAVE ONE WITH YOU.

- YOU HAVEN'T BUSTED
THAT CREEP YET?

- LOVE TO.
BEING A CREEP ISN'T ILLEGAL.

- THAT'S THE HARDEST PART
OF THE JOB.

- MAYBE AUDREY
CAN MAKE IT EASIER.

DR. AUDREY SHELTON,

THIS IS DETECTIVE TUTUOLA
AND DETECTIVE STABLER.

- NICE TO MEET YOU.
- HOW DO YOU DO?

- SO AUDREY LED A SEMINAR THAT
I TOOK ON REPRODUCTIVE ABUSERS.

- WE'VE GOT A WHOPPER HERE.

- 20 KIDS?

- 21, WHEN DEDE'S BUN
POPS OUT OF THE OVEN.

- SO AUDREY, WE'RE LOOKING
FOR A LITTLE GUIDANCE

ON HOW TO NAIL THIS GUY.

- HE'S POKING HOLES
IN CONDOMS, ISN'T HE?

- MM-HMM, AND UNFORTUNATELY,
THAT'S NOT ILLEGAL.

- PUTTING SEMEN IN A WOMAN
WITHOUT HER CONSENT

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED RAPE.

- THE A.D.A.
DOESN'T SEE IT THAT WAY.

SO, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE
THAT GUYS LIKE THIS DO?

- REPRODUCTIVE ABUSERS
USE VERBAL COERCION

TO MAKE WOMEN HAVE BABIES.

- WE CAN'T COLLAR THIS GUY
FOR WHAT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH.

- WHEN THEIR WORDS DON'T WORK,

SOME USE THEIR FISTS
TO GET WHAT THEY WANT.

- THERE'S NO EVIDENCE
KEN IS HITTING DEDE.

- BUT WE DO HAVE KEN'S
20 OTHER BABY-MAMAS TO ASK.

WE SHOULD TRACK THEM DOWN.

- SEE IF KEN IS BEATING
ANY OF THEM INTO SUBMISSION.

- OR WENT
EVEN FURTHER THAN FISTS.

SOMETIMES VERBAL
COERCION LEADS TO RAPE.

REAL, PROSECUTABLE RAPE.

- WE'RE BOUND
TO FIND SOMETHING

IF WE KICK OVER
ENOUGH ROCKS.

- I KNOW ONE
WE CAN START KICKING.

I FOUND JASPER'S
BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

HADN'T BEEN FILED.

WHAT I DIDN'T FIND WAS ANY
RECORD OF ADOPTION.

- DEDE THINKS IT'S LEGAL.

- WELL, LET'S ASK JASPER'S
BIRTH-MOTHER IF SHE AGREES.

- KEN RENTED SKATES
FROM ME,

CHATTED ME UP,
ASKED ME OUT ON A DATE.

WE ONLY HAD SEX ONCE.

BUT THEN HE FOUND OUT
I GOT...PROBLEMS.

- WHAT ARE YOU USING,
BRIDGET?

- WHATEVER YOU GOT.

- SO LET ME GUESS,
YOU GOT PREGNANT.

YOU THOUGHT THAT
KEN WOULD DISAPPEAR

BECAUSE YOU'RE AN ADDICT.
BUT HE WAS THRILLED.

- I ONLY WANTED HIM
TO PAY FOR THE ABORTION,

BUT BEFORE I KNEW IT, KEN...
[chuckles]

CHECKED ME INTO REHAB,

RENTED ME
A NICE APARTMENT,

EVEN PROMISED TO
MARRY ME.

- A WHOLE NEW LIFE
FROM ONE CONDOM

THAT ACCIDENTALLY RIPPED.

- AT FIRST,
IT WAS AMAZING.

I WAS CLEAN...
IN LOVE.

MY BEAUTIFUL BOY
GROWING INSIDE ME...

- SO WHY'D
YOU GIVE HIM UP?

- THE WEEK JASPER
WAS BORN,

SOME FRIENDS OF MY FRIENDS
CAME TO SEE HIM.

I JUST DID
A LITTLE BLOW, BUT...

- KEN FOUND OUT.

SAID YOU WEREN'T FIT
FOR MOTHERHOOD.

- HE WASN'T MEAN
ABOUT IT.

HE SAID HE FOUND
SOMEONE WHO WOULD

GIVE JASPER A BETTER LIFE.

SAID IF I REALLY CARED,

THEN I'D SEE
I HAD NO CHOICE.

- BUT YOU
DID HAVE A CHOICE.

- IT'S SO HARD TO THINK
WHEN KEN WAS AROUND.

THE WAY HE TALKS,
HE'S...SO CONVINCING.

HE TOOK
MY LITTLE JASPER.

I CAN STILL SEE
KEN CARRYING HIM AWAY.

HIS LITTLE CHEEKS.

- BRIDGET, DID YOU EVER
TRY TO GET JASPER BACK?

- YEAH.

YEAH, TWO WEEKS AFTER.

BUT KEN SAID
IT WAS TOO LATE.

- A BIRTHMOTHER HAS 45 DAYS
TO CHANGE HER MIND.

- YEAH, THAT'S WHAT THEY TOLD ME
WHEN I WENT DOWN TO CITY HALL.

BUT THERE WAS
NO ADOPTION RECORD,

SO THERE WAS
NOTHING I COULD DO.

- DID YOU SIGN PAPERWORK?

- YEAH.
HE CONVINCED ME TO.

- BRIDGET, DO YOU
STILL WANT YOUR SON BACK?

- MORE THAN ANYTHING
IN THE WORLD.

- FINALLY SOMETHING
WE CAN ARREST HIM FOR.

- I HOPE SO.
- HOPE SO?

KEN DIDN'T FILE
THE PAPERWORK.

THAT MEANS
HE STOLE BRIDGET'S BABY.

- AND THOSE WARRANTS CAN BE
PRETTY TRICKY TO GET.

- YEAH, OUR SYSTEM'S READY,

SO JUST SEND IT.
OKAY, THANKS.

- DID IT GO THROUGH?

- THE WARRANT
TO LOCATE KENNETH TURNER

VIA CELL PHONE GPS
HAS BEEN EXECUTED.

AND THERE YOU GO.

- OKAY, 65TH AND LEXINGTON.

THERE'S
A FLOWER SHOP THERE.

- HOW MUCH YOU WANNA BET
HE'S NOT BUYING ROSES

FOR HIS SICK GRANNY?

- HE'S ON THE MOVE,
WALKING ACROSS THE STREET.

- YOU GUYS KNOW
WHAT'S THERE, RIGHT?

- THAT NEW HOTEL.
THE AHIMSA.

- VERY HIGH-END.
VERY ROMANTIC.

- THAT SON-OF-A-BITCH
HAS ANOTHER DATE.

- GET READY, STACY,
BECAUSE I'M GONNA

ROCK YOUR WORLD...

- ESPECIALLY WHEN
SHE FINDS OUT SHE'S PREGNANT.

- WHAT THE HELL?

- GET DRESSED.
PARTY'S OVER.

- ON WHAT THE CHARGE?

- ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF
A CHILD AND AN ILLEGAL ADOPTION.

YOU FAILED TO
FILE THE PAPERWORK.

- WHY SHOULD I?
I'M JASPER'S FATHER.

- YOU GAVE HIM OVER TO DEDE
WITHOUT THE MOTHER'S CONSENT.

DON'T THINK THE JURY IS GONNA
LOOK TOO KINDLY UPON THAT.

- KEN,
THIS IS A MISTAKE, RIGHT?

- ANOTHER
BOUNCING BABY MISTAKE

IF HE USED THIS ON YOU.

HOLD IT UP TO THE LIGHT.

- SEE, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
I'M A GOOD GUY.

- WHO RIPS HIS NEWBORN BABY AWAY
FROM HIS BIOLOGICAL MOTHER.

- BRIDGET'S A COKE FIEND!

SHE'S NOT FIT
TO RAISE MY CHILD.

- YEAH, BUT IT ALSO HAPPENS
TO BE HER CHILD,

AND SHE HAS A RIGHT TO
DECIDE HIS FATE.

SEE, YOU TRIED
TO DO A LITTLE END-AROUND

BY NOT FILING THAT PAPERWORK.

- A MISDEMEANOR.

SEEMS A LITTLE BENEATH

THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT,
DOESN'T IT?

- WELL...
WE TAKE ALL CRIME SERIOUSLY.

- SINCE WHEN IS IT A CRIME
TO GIVE JASPER A BETTER MOTHER?

DEDE'S STABLE,
SHE'S SECURE...

- AND YOU LIKE HER SO MUCH

THAT YOU USED
THE OLD BROKEN CONDOM ROUTINE

TO MAKE SURE
THAT YOU KNOCKED HER UP.

- WHY DO YOU HAVE
SUCH A HARD-ON FOR ME?

- 'CAUSE YOU CAN'T KEEP YOURS
OUT OF UNSUSPECTING WOMEN.

- I'M JUST TRYING TO FOLLOW

MY NATURAL
MALE URGE TO PROCREATE.

- NO, YOU TURN PEOPLE'S
LIVES UPSIDE-DOWN.

- NO, I'M MAKING
THEIR LIVES RICHER.

WITH MY PROGENY,
AND MY MONEY.

WHAT ABOUT YOU, DETECTIVE?
YOU GOT KIDS?

- YEAH, WITH MY WIFE.

- HOW MANY?

- NOT AS MANY AS YOU.

- HOW MANY, DETECTIVE?

- FIVE.
- FIVE CHILDREN?

THAT'S INTERESTING.

YOU KNOW, THE NATIONAL
AVERAGE IS 1.83.

SEE, I THINK
YOU UNDERSTAND THE URGE,

BUT YOU'RE LIMITED
BY FEAR OR WEAKNESS OR...

LACK OF MEANS...
LACK OF MOJO.

- [chuckles]
- SEE, AT HEART...

I THINK YOU
YOU REALLY WANT TO BE ME.

- A SAD, LITTLE MAN WITH
AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX

TRYING SO DESPERATELY
TO MAKE UP FOR IT.

- INFERIORITY COMPLEX?
NO, I'M MONTEZUMA, MAN.

- [chuckles]

- THE AZTEC LEADER
WITH 4,000 CONCUBINES

AND WHO KNOWS
HOW MANY KIDS--

- AND WHO PRACTICED
HUMAN SACRIFICE.

- [chuckles]
- YOU KNOW HOW I KNOW THAT?

- MM, BECAUSE
YOU PASSED SEVENTH GRADE.

- I HELPED MY CHILDREN

WITH THEIR HOMEWORK
EVERY NIGHT.

AND I GAVE THEM LOVE

AND I GAVE THEM ATTENTION
EVERY DAY.

NOW, HOW MUCH TIME
DO YOU SPEND WITH YOUR KIDS?

'CAUSE IT SEEMS
TO ME YOU SPEND ALL OF IT

TRYING TO MAKING MORE.

SEE, BEING A FATHER
IS ABOUT SUPPORT,

HM?
NOT SPAWN.

- EVERY MAN DREAMS
OF BEDDING LOTS OF WOMEN.

C'MON, ADMIT IT,
DETECTIVE.

YOU KNOW YOU
WANT TO BANG YOUR PARTNER.

WATCH HER GROW SWOLLEN
WITH YOUR CHILD.

AND WHY NOT, MAN?

SHE'D GIVE YOU
BEAUTIFUL BABIES...

- YOU ARE
A SICK SON-OF-A-BITCH.

- [chuckles]

[door opening,
closing loudly]

- HE'S THE WORST
I'VE EVER SEEN.

- THAT'S SAYING A LOT.

HOW LONG
YOU BEEN DOING THIS?

- MY WHOLE LIFE, REALLY.
MOM'S A THERAPIST.

- OH, DAD WAS A COP.

NOT THAT I EVER WANTED
TO FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS.

- ME EITHER, BUT...

MY SISTER'S BOYFRIEND BEAT
THE HELL OUT OF HER ONE NIGHT.

NEXT THING I KNOW,

I WAS A DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE COUNSELOR IN BUFFALO.

- WELL,
I HATE TO SAY IT, BUT...

IT MIGHT BE EASIER
IF THIS GUY WAS HITTING WOMEN.

- HIS CHARM IS
WHAT MAKES HIM SO DANGEROUS.

THERE'S NO LIMIT
TO THE NUMBER OF WOMEN

WHOSE LIVES HE CAN WRECK.

THANK GOD
YOU ARRESTED HIM.

- THAT IS NOT GONNA STICK.
- YOU SPOKE WITH HARDWICKE.

- SHE SAID A MISDEMEANOR
IS NOT WORTH HER TIME,

ESPECIALLY SINCE IT RESTS
ON A PAPERWORK TECHNICALITY.

SHE SAID ANY
GOOD DEFENSE ATTORNEY

WOULD GET KEN OFF
WITH A SLAP ON THE WRIST.

- YOU BROUGHT HIM IN
JUST TO LET HIM GO?

- WELL, WE THOUGHT
OUR D.A. MIGHT PUNT,

SO WE HAVE A BACK-UP PLAN.
YOU ALL SET?

- MM-HMM.

- THERE ARE NO CELL PHONES
ALLOWED IN HERE.

YOU'RE FREE TO GO.

- YOU KNOW, DETECTIVE,
I'D CONSIDER SUING YOU

FOR HARASSMENT,
BUT FOR YOUR KIDS' SAKE,

I'D HATE TO SEE YOU
LOSE YOUR JOB.

- SWEET OF YOU.
LET ME WALK YOU OUT.

- LOOK, LESLIE,
THERE'S YOUR FATHER!

- [scoffs]
YOUR GIRL'S FATHER?

KEN'S MY BOY'S DAD.

- CUTE, DETECTIVE.
REAL CUTE.

SO NOW I GUESS YOU
EXPECT ME TO WILT, RIGHT?

- KEN, WHAT'S GOING ON?

- WELL, THIS IS THE NYPD'S
VAIN ATTEMPT AT EMBARRASSING ME.

TO MAKE YOU ALL REALIZE
HOW MANY OF YOU THERE ARE.

- YOU SON OF A BITCH!

YOU SAID
I WAS YOUR ONE AND ONLY.

- CLOWN SAID HE'D MARRY ME.

- AND ME.
- [sighs]

- JENNY,
YOU SAID LITTLE LESLIE'S

THE BEST THING
THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU.

- AND YOU SAID
WE WERE GOING TO BE A FAMILY.

NOW I'M A SINGLE MOM,
I HAD TO DROP OUT OF MED SCHOOL.

- WELL, MY CHILD'S MORE
IMPORTANT THAN MED SCHOOL.

- AND, KATE, KATE, YOU CALL ME
AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.

- BECAUSE I WANT YOU
TO SPEND TIME WITH ZACK.

HE'S GROWING UP
WITHOUT A FATHER.

- WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?
I'M A GREAT FATHER.

WHO SENDS A CHECK
EVERY MONTH.

YOU KNOW
I'M YOUR DADDY, HUH?

ATTA BOY.
ALL RIGHT, SON.

DEDE...

I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T
SLEEP WITH YOU, RIGHT?

- [laughing]
NO.

NO, JUST
MY DAUGHTER TRISH.

- OH, TRISH, RIGHT.
HOW'S LITTLE MARK?

THE NAME IS MAX.

AND HE'S DEAD,
JUST LIKE HIS MOTHER.

- WHAT? HOW?

- WHEN YOU REFUSED TO
LET THEM MOVE IN WITH YOU,

TRISH DROVE HOME,
CLOSED THE GARAGE,

AND LEFT
THE MOTOR RUNNING.

SHE THEN
GOT IN THE BACK SEAT

AND READ MAX
GOOD NIGHT, MOON.

UNTIL THEY BOTH DIED
FROM THE CARBON MONOXIDE.

- SHE HAD
NO RIGHT TO KILL MY SON.

- OH, YOU--
- YOU REALLY FEEL YOU HAVE

NO RESPONSIBILITY
IN ANY OF THIS?

- THEY'RE MY CHILDREN.
OF COURSE I FEEL RESPONSIBLE.

I LOVE THAT THEY'RE MINE.

- SHAME ON YOU.

YOU'VE OVERTURNED
THE LIVES OF 20 WOMEN.

- OVERTURNED?
NO.

IMPROVED?
YES.

AND 20?
NOT EVEN CLOSE.

- WHAT ARE
YOU TALKING ABOUT?

- YOU ONLY CHECKED
IN NEW YORK.

LOOK AROUND THE COUNTRY,
A BIT INTO EUROPE,

YOU'LL FIND
I HAVE 47 CHILDREN.

AND I LOVE EACH
AND EVERY ONE OF THEM.

[quietly]
MAGGIE!

- IT'S AMAZING THAT A GUY
CAN BLAZE A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION

SO WIDE AND STILL
NOT DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL.

- WELL, IT TOOK
THE COURTS A LONG TIME

TO RECOGNIZE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS A CRIME.

- MAYBE AUDREY'S RESEARCH
CAN RAISE AWARENESS

ABOUT REPRODUCTIVE COERCION
AND PASS LAWS ABOUT IT.

POKING HOLES IN CONDOMS
WILL BECOME FRAUD

WITH INTENT TO DECEIVE.
- SURE.

FLUSHING BIRTH-CONTROL PILLS
DOWN THE TOILET BECOMES LARCENY.

- AND BEING A WORLD-CLASS CREEP
CAN GET YOU DEAD AS A DOORNAIL.

- WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

- KEN TURNER
WAS JUST FOUND DEAD

IN THE GARDEN
BEHIND DEDE'S BROWNSTONE.

APPARENTLY,
IT WAS GRUESOME...

JUST WHEN YOU THINK
YOU'VE SEEN EVERYTHING.

- LOOKS LIKE HE ATE A BOMB.

- NEIGHBOR SAID
SHE HEARD A SCREAM

AND THEN WHAT SHE
DESCRIBED AS A "WET BANG."

LOOKS LIKE DEDE WENT
FROM THINKING HE'S MR. PERFECT

TO HATING HIS GUTS.

- ENOUGH TO BLOW 'EM
ALL OVER THE PLACE.

- FIND THE MURDER WEAPON?

- NOT EVEN CLOSE.

NOT THAT I KNOW
WHAT DOES THAT TO A GUY.

- WHATEVER IT IS, DID IT FAST.
NO DEFENSIVE WOUNDS.

- I'M NOT SURE IT WAS DEDE.

HER LIGHTS ARE OUT,
HER MAIL'S ON THE STOOP,

LIKE SHE HASN'T BEEN HOME
SINCE SHE LEFT THE PRECINCT.

- WE'VE GOT ACCESS BACK HERE
FROM WADE FISK'S APARTMENT.

- WADE'S IN CUSTODY
FOR STEALING JASPER.

- UNLESS HE MADE BAIL.

DECIDED TO SLAY
THE MONSTER, HUH?

- I DIDN'T TOUCH KEN,
I SWEAR.

- JUST LIKE YOU SWORE
YOU DIDN'T STEAL JASPER.

- I'M TELLING THE TRUTH.

I MADE BAIL, CAME HOME,

HEARD SOMETHING LOUD
IN BACK.

WENT OUT
TO SEE WHAT IT WAS,

AND THERE WAS KEN...
ALL OVER THE PLACE.

- AND SO YOU FIGURED
IT'S TIME TO SEE EUROPE

LIKE YOU ALWAYS
DREAMED OF.

- IT'S NO SECRET
I HATED THE GUY.

I KNEW YOU'D BLAME ME.

SEARCH MY PLACE.
YOU WON'T FIND ANYTHING.

- OH.

THANKS
FOR THE PERMISSION.

I KNOW HOW YOU KILLED HIM.

IT'S CALLED
A WASP INJECTION KNIFE.

- LOOKS LIKE
A STANDARD DIVE KNIFE.

- BUT IT'S NOT; IT WAS
DEVELOPED FOR THE NAVY SEALS

BECAUSE OF THE SPECIAL PUNCH
THAT IT PACKS.

INSIDE THE HANDLE
IS A CANISTER THAT SHOOTS

A BALL OF COMPRESSED CO2

INTO WHATEVER IT IS
THAT YOU'RE STABBING,

INSTANTLY INFLATING IT
TO THE SIZE OF A BASKETBALL.

- MAKES SENSE FOR DIVING.
YOU STAB A SHARK WITH IT,

AND IT ROCKETS
UP TO THE SURFACE.

- AND IT'S BLOWN
TO BITS BY 800 P.S.I.

- WHOA.

- JUST LIKE KEN.

- WHAT IS THAT?

- THE MURDER WEAPON
YOU USED ON KEN.

- A WASP KNIFE?

- LOOKIE THERE,
HE KNOWS WHAT IT IS.

- JUST BECAUSE
I'M A DIVER DOESN'T MEAN--

- YOU HAD MOTIVE.
YOU HATED KEN.

- AND YOU HAD OPPORTUNITY.

PRIVATE ACCESS
TO THAT BACK GARDEN?

- NO.
DEDE HAS ACCESS...

- OH, SO SHE
WENT DOWN INTO YOUR PLACE

AND STOLE
YOUR KNIFE, HUH?

- DEDE'S A DIVER TOO.

THAT'S HOW
I CAME TO RENT FROM HER.

WE MET ON A DIVE TRIP.

AND DEDE...
OWNS ONE OF THOSE.

- HELL, YES,
I HAVE A WASP KNIFE.

SAVED ME FROM
A HAMMERHEAD IN FLORIDA

ABOUT, UH, TWO YEARS AGO.

- SO WHEN
A SHARK LIKE KEN TURNER

WALKS INTO YOUR LIFE
AND TAKES A BITE OUT OF IT,

YOU FIGURE,
"HEY, IT WORKED ONCE,

IT'LL WORK AGAIN."
- I HATE KEN.

YOU AND DETECTIVE STABLER
CONVINCED ME.

OKAY, I HATE HIM.
[sighs]

BUT HE'S STILL
THE FATHER OF MY BABY.

AND FOR THAT REASON ALONE,
I WOULD NEVER--

- DEDE, THE MAN WAS
KILLED IN YOUR GARDEN

WITH YOUR DIVE KNIFE.

- WELL, SOMEBODY TOOK MY KNIFE
AND USED IT ON HIM.

- SO SOMEBODY ENTERED
YOUR APARTMENT WITH KEN,

FOUND YOUR KNIFE,
USED IT?

OKAY, WHO HAS THE KEY?

- KEN!
HE HAS A KEY.

HE USED MY HOUSE
LIKE HIS DAMN LOVE SHACK.

IT WASN'T JUST IMELDA.

IT WAS DOZENS OF
OTHER WOMEN.

ANYTIME I WAS AWAY.
- AND YOU KNEW ABOUT THIS?

- I'D SMELL PERFUME
OR I SAW THE BED RE-MADE.

BUT I WOULDN'T LET MYSELF
BELIEVE IT, I GUESS, I--

YOU KNOW, KEN WAS SO GOOD
AT SWEET-TALKING YOU,

AND SAID HE HAD NO INTEREST
IN YOUNGER WOMEN.

- REMINDING YOU
OF YOUR AGE.

EXPLOITING YOUR FEAR
OF LOSING HIM...

- LAST NIGHT,
THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAID.

KEN COULD SWEET-TALK YOU OUT OF
ANY SUSPICION YOU MIGHT HAVE.

- ALL WHO?
- THE WOMEN YOU BROUGHT IN.

LAST NIGHT,
AFTER KEN LEFT, UM...

AUDREY SUGGESTED THAT WE GO
TO A RESTAURANT

DOWN THE STREET AND TALK
ABOUT WHAT KEN HAD DONE TO US.

AND THAT'S WHERE I WAS
WHEN, UM...

WHEN KEN WAS MURDERED.

[door opens abruptly]

- LIV,
YOU NEED TO SEE THIS.

- WE HEARD
YOU ARRESTED DEDE.

- YOU'RE MAKING A MISTAKE.

- DEDE'S INNOCENT.

- OKAY, WHAT
GIVES YOU THAT IDEA?

- SHE WAS WITH US LAST NIGHT,
THE WHOLE TIME.

AFTER WE LEFT HERE.

- SO MAYBE ONE OF YOU WANTS
TO STEP FORWARD AND CONFESS?

- IT WASN'T ANY OF US.
WE WERE TOGETHER.

ASK THE RESTAURANT...

- THAT'S WHY WE ALL CAME.
TO PROVE IT.

- WELL,
ALL OF YOU AREN'T HERE.

WHERE'S AUDREY?

WAS AUDREY
WITH YOU LAST NIGHT?

- LADIES, YOU DID
THE RIGHT THING BY COMING HERE.

BUT IF YOU DON'T TELL US
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW,

YOU'RE ACCESSORIES
AFTER THE FACT.

- AUDREY WAS WITH US
AT THE BEGINNING.

BUT THEN HER PHONE RANG
AND SHE WENT OUTSIDE TO TAKE IT.

- OKAY,
WHAT TIME WAS THAT?

- 8:30.
SHE NEVER CAME BACK.

[pounding]
- AUDREY, OPEN UP!

- [from inside]
DOOR'S OPEN, OLIVIA.

RELAX.
IF I WERE GOING TO USE IT,

I'D HAVE PLUNGED IT
IN HERE ALREADY.

- YOU KNEW WE WERE COMING.

- OF COURSE.
YOU'RE GOOD COPS.

- WE KNOW ABOUT BUFFALO.

- I'M IMPRESSED.

- YOU ASSAULTED THAT GUY
WITH A BASEBALL BAT.

YOU PUT HIM IN THE HOSPITAL.

WHY?

- HE WAS RAPING 10-YEAR-OLDS.

NEWSPAPER CALLED ME
A LOCAL HERO.

D.A. DECLINED TO PROSECUTE.

AND KEN TURNER
HADN'T BROKEN ANY LAWS.

- DON'T GIVE ME THAT,
STABLER.

YOU WANTED HIM PUNISHED TOO.

- I DID WANT HIM PUNISHED,
NOT DEAD.

- THINK OF THE SUFFERING
I'VE PREVENTED.

ALL THE UNWANTED PREGNANCIES.

[chuckles]
MY OWN,

IF HE'D GOTTEN HIS WAY.

- SO HE CALLED YOU
LAST NIGHT

AFTER SEEING YOU
IN THE PRECINCT.

- WASN'T TWO HOURS
AFTER WE LEFT.

THE GALL OF THAT GUY,
ASKING ME OUT,

INVITING ME
OVER TO DEDE'S PLACE.

- AUDREY, YOU DIDN'T
HAVE TO SAY YES.

- I WAS ABOUT
TO TELL HIM TO GO TO HELL,

BUT...SOMETHING CLICKED.

LIKE WITH
THAT PERV IN BUFFALO.

- SO YOU KNEW
YOU HAD TO GET HIM.

- SOON AS I GET THERE,

HE INVITES ME OUT
INTO THE GARDEN,

STARTS SEDUCING ME.

I TOLD HIM I NEEDED
TO USE THE BATHROOM,

AND I WENT
LOOKING FOR A KNIFE.

FOUND ME A DOOZIE.

I JOINED HIM
IN THE GARDEN...

I JUST MEANT
TO CUT HIS PENIS OFF,

BOOM!
KEN BURSTS OPEN.

[laughing]

- COME ON, AUDREY,
IT'S TIME TO GO.

- PLEASE, OLIVIA.
JUST A FEW MORE SIPS.

THEY DON'T SERVE WINE
WHERE I'M GOING.

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