Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 12, Episode 4 - Merchandise - full transcript

When a 15-year-old girl is hit by a car and killed, Detectives Benson and Stabler are surprised when Dr. Melinda Warner rules it a homicide. She has found signs that the girl was being starved, and had even recently given birth. As the two look into the case with the help of Detective Odafin Tutuola and Dr. George Huang, they find that the girl had fallen victim to a human trafficking ring, and though some think it's a case for the FBI, the cops instead reach out to Assistant U.S. Attorney and friend Christine Danielson, who has moved up in the world since the detectives last saw her. Meanwhile, Captain Donald Cragen is frustrated by his crumbling precinct.

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.

- HEY!

- SEE? AAH!

- SORRY!
- GET BACK HERE!

- WATCH IT!



- HEY, WATCH IT!

[horn blares]

[tires squeal]

- FRACTURES OF
THE ZYGOMATIC SOCKET,

SCAPULA, RADIUS, AND ULNA.

- WELL, IT MAKES SENSE.

WE'VE GOT WITNESSES
WHO SAW OUR JANE DOE

GET HIT BY A CAB, RUNNING
OUT OF THE FARMERS' MARKET.

- SO WHY'D YOU CALL US IN
FOR A TRAFFIC FATALITY?

- BECAUSE I KNOW
HOW TO DO MY JOB.

I WAS SHOT IN THE LUNG,
NOT IN THE HEAD.

SHE HAS LIGATURE AND FRICTION
MARKS ON HER WRISTS AND ANKLES.

- SHE WAS ABUSED.

- WHEN SHE WASN'T
BEING STARVED TO DEATH.



EYES ARE SUNKEN, SKIN TENTS
WHEN IT SHOULD RETRACT.

HEART IS SOFT AND FLOPPY.

TRACE AMOUNTS OF LUMEN
IN HER STOMACH.

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
IN HER SMALL INTESTINE,

AND HER LIVER IS YELLOW AND
GREASY, CAUSING RHABDOMYOLYSIS.

HER BODY WAS BREAKING DOWN
MUSCLE FOR FUEL.

- HOW'D SHE MANAGE TO RUN?

- ADRENALINE.

- WE HAVE ANY IDEA
HOW OLD SHE IS?

- ADVANCED MALNUTRITION
SKEWS AGE MARKERS,

BUT IF I HAD TO GUESS,
BETWEEN 12 AND 15.

OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE GIVEN BIRTH
WITHIN THE LAST YEAR.

- SHE HAD A BABY?
HOW CAN YOU TELL?

- PELVIC CRADLE SPREADS

WHEN A BABY
BREACHES THE BIRTH CANAL.

- MELINDA, ARE YOU SAYING
THAT CAR DIDN'T KILL THE GIRL?

- DEATH WAS INEVITABLE.

THE TAXI JUST
RUSHED THE PROCESS.

C.O.D. IS
ENFORCED STARVATION.

I'M RULING IT A HOMICIDE.

[Law & Order theme]

*

- IS OUR HOUSE
FALLING APART?

- OLD PIPES. CITY WON'T
SPRING FOR NEW ONES.

- FIX ONE LEAK, TWO MORE CROP UP
AND WE'RE STUCK IN THE MESS.

- JUST LIKE THE ONE YOU MADE

WHEN YOU QUESTIONED
WARNER'S RULING.

- SHE CALLED YOU?

- YOU WANT TO TELL ME WHY
YOU'RE CHALLENGING THE M.E.?

- SURE. CAN'T MAKE
A MURDER CHARGE STICK

BECAUSE THE ABUSE DIDN'T
ACTUALLY KILL JANE DOE.

THE CAB DID.

- THE BEST WE COULD DO
IS ATTEMPTED MURDER.

- FIN'S GOT SURVEILLANCE
FOOTAGE OF THE GIRL

UP ON THE FLAT SCREEN.

NOW, I SUGGEST YOU FIND THE
BASTARD WHO STARVED HER FIRST

AND LET THE D.A. WORRY
ABOUT WHAT CHARGES TO FILE.

- WHATEVER OUR JANE DOE
IS RUNNING FROM,

SHE LOOKS TERRIFIED.

- SO DOES THE KID
RUNNING BEHIND HER.

- IS HE CHASING HER?

- IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE BOTH
TRYING TO GET AWAY.

- WHERE DID THIS START?

- DOWNTOWN
AT FARMERS' MARKET.

THEY GOT LOST IN THE CROWD
AT THE INTERSECTION.

- CAN YOU ZOOM IN ON THE STALL
SHE CRASHED INTO?

- NUMBER 50.

- SHE CAME OUT OF NOWHERE.

BROKE A DOZEN JARS
OF BLUEBERRY COMPOTE.

- LET IT GO ALREADY.

- SHE RUINED
OUR DISPLAY, BOB.

I SPENT A LOT OF TIME
PICKING THAT FRUIT.

- LOOK, WE DON'T
WANT TO PRESS ANY CHARGES

OR GET THE GIRL IN TROUBLE.

- SPEAK FOR YOURSELF.
THOSE KIDS ARE A MENACE.

- "THOSE KIDS"?

- YEAH, SHE'S
A MISSION FARMS HIRE.

- DID YOU SEE
ANOTHER KID WITH HER?

- DIDN'T REALLY NOTICE AFTER
SHE DESTROYED MY MASON JARS,

BUT THERE'S USUALLY
A LOT OF THEM.

- MISSION FARMS GIVES
AT-RISK KIDS DAY JOBS.

CARLY WAS A GOOD GIRL.

- YOU KNOW HER LAST NAME?

- NO, BUT MY HUSBAND'S
A PUSHOVER,

ALWAYS GIVING
AWAY FREE SAMPLES.

THAT GIRL
SCARFED UP MY FOOD,

AND THEN HAD THE NERVE
TO PUKE IT ALL UP.

- YOU SAID THAT
MISSION FARMS HIRED CARLY.

WHERE'S THEIR STALL?

- THEY'RE ONLY HERE
ON WEEKENDS

AND THE OCCASIONAL WEEKDAY.

- ANY IDEA WHERE
THEIR FARM IS LOCATED?

- SORRY.
SPEAK TO MANAGEMENT.

- ACTUAL FARM'S ON LONG ISLAND,
SUFFOLK COUNTY.

MISSION FARMS RENTED A STALL
SIX MONTHS AGO.

THEY'RE SET UP THREE DAYS PER
WEEK MAX AND PAID IN ADVANCE.

- THERE A REASON THEY HIRE ONLY
MINORS TO WORK THEIR STALLS?

- YOU'LL HAVE TO ASK THEM.

- BUT IT DOESN'T BOTHER YOU,
AS LONG AS THE CHECKS CLEAR.

- LOOK, U.S. LABOR CODE
ALLOWS 12 AND 13-YEAR-OLD KIDS

TO WORK FARMS
WITH PARENTAL CONSENT.

14 AND UP
CAN WORK WITHOUT IT.

- AND THEY'RE PAID
LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE,

CHARGED FOR RIDES
TO THE FARM,

FOOD, EVEN FOR
THEIR DRINKING WATER.

PRETTY SOON, THEY'RE
IN DEBT TO THE FARMERS.

- YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
ILLEGALS.

MISSION FARMS HIRES
AT-RISK AMERICAN KIDS.

- WHO'RE JUST
AS VULNERABLE.

- LOOK, EVERY MINOR WORKING
A STALL IN FARMERS' MARKET

HAS TO HAVE A PERMIT.

- OKAY, YOU GOT A W-2
ON A GIRL NAMED CARLY?

- CARLY.
[exhales]

UH, HOLBART, 15,
LOWER EAST SIDE ADDRESS.

I'LL WRITE IT DOWN FOR YOU.

[knocking]

- POLICE.
OPEN UP.

- YEAH?

- SORRY TO
BOTHER YOU, MA'AM.

I'M LOOKING
FOR YOUR NEIGHBORS

BY THE NAME OF HOLBART.

- GOT EVICTED ABOUT A YEAR AGO,
AFTER THE MOTHER DIED.

CANCER.

- YOU KNOW WHERE THEY WENT?

- AWAY.

[door slams and locks]

- YOU FIND THE FAMILY?

- YEP, PATRICK HOLBART
AND HIS FOUR KIDS,

TOSSED OUT ON THE STREET
A YEAR AGO,

DROWNING IN HOSPITAL DEBT AFTER
CARLY'S MOTHER DIED OF CANCER.

NO CURRENT JOB,
NO ADDRESS.

- AND NO RECORDS OF A MISSING
PERSON REPORT FILED ON CARLY.

- YOU THINK DAD
STARVED HIS KID?

- A LOT OF MOUTHS TO FEED,
NO INCOME.

- DID HE HAVE A SHEET?

ANY DV CALLS
TO THE RESIDENCE?

- NO, BUT THE ABUSE COULD'VE
STARTED AFTER THE EVICTION.

- HOLBART
WORKED CONSTRUCTION.

- YEAH, I TALKED
TO HIS UNION REP.

HE HASN'T PAID
HIS LOCAL DUES IN A WHILE,

AND HE WON'T GET ANY WORK
TILL HE DOES.

- WAS HE GETTING UNEMPLOYMENT,
SOCIAL SECURITY?

- BENEFITS STOPPED
A LONG TIME AGO.

- THERE'S GOT TO BE A WAY
TO TRACE THIS GUY.

- WELL, REGISTRATION IS CURRENT
ON AN OLD STATION WAGON.

WE PUT OUT A BOLO.
[phone ringing]

- WHAT ABOUT
THE OTHER THREE KIDS?

- I GOT THAT RIGHT HERE.
SON MICAH, 13.

TWO OTHER DAUGHTERS, SAVANNAH,
SEVEN; LIZZIE, FIVE.

- AND WHERE ARE THEY?

- CHILD SERVICES
TOOK CUSTODY A YEAR AGO

FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS.

HOLBART INVOKED
HIS PARENTAL RIGHTS,

PICKED THEM UP,
DISAPPEARED.

- PATROL JUST LOCATED
HOLBART'S CAR

IN AN ALLEY
BEHIND ST. SEBASTIAN'S.

- MISS, DO YOU KNOW WHERE
I CAN FIND THEM?

- HEY, EL, THIS IS BAD.

WE CAN'T TELL HOLBART
THAT HIS DAUGHTER'S DEAD.

NOT HERE.

- IT DOESN'T MATTER
WHERE HE HEARS IT.

EXCUSE ME.
MR. HOBART? POLICE.

- YEAH, I KNOW I'M NOT SUPPOSED
TO BLOCK THE ALLEY.

I'M LEAVING RIGHT NOW.
HERE, RINSE.

- MR. HOBART,
YOU NEED TO COME WITH US.

- ALL RIGHT, PLEASE
DON'T TAKE MY KIDS.

- IT'S ABOUT
YOUR DAUGHTER, CARLY.

- YOU'VE SEEN HER?
WHERE--WHERE--IS SHE OKAY?

- WE SHOULD
DISCUSS THIS IN PRIVATE.

- NO. NO, NO, NO,
NO, NO, NO.

THAT'S--THAT'S
THAT'S NOT--

- DADDY, WHAT'S WRONG?

- NOTHING, SWEETIE.
NOTHING. EVERYTHING'S--

- PLEASE DON'T LET THEM
TAKE US.

- NO, THEY--
EVERYTHING'S--

EVERYTHING'S
GONNA BE FINE.

- YOUR DAUGHTER
WAS HIT BY A CAR.

- SHE WENT QUICKLY.

- YEAH, WELL,
IT'S MY FAULT.

IT'S MY JOB TO LOOK AFTER THEM,
AND I--I--

I COULDN'T EVEN
MANAGE THAT, SO...

- MR. HOLBART, WHEN WAS THE LAST
TIME YOU SAW YOUR DAUGHTER?

- ABOUT A YEAR AGO.

- SHE RAN AWAY?

- NO.

HER AND MICAH
WERE WORKING FARMLAND.

- CARLY AND MICAH, DID THEY WORK
AT MISSION FARMS?

- ALL I KNOW IS, IT'S SOMEPLACE
OUT ON LONG ISLAND.

WHEN THEIR MOTHER DIED,
I, UH...

I--I--
I COULDN'T PAY THE BILLS.

I COULD BARELY KEEP FOOD
ON THE TABLE.

YOU KNOW, NOT ENOUGH FOR THEM
TO EAT REGULAR, ANYWAY.

- YOU SENT YOUR KIDS AWAY
TO MAKE MONEY.

- I HAD TO.
I HAD NO CHOICE.

I WAS TOLD THEY COULD WORK
OUT OF TOWN

SINCE THEY WERE TOO YOUNG
TO WORK IN THE CITY.

- WHO TOLD YOU THAT?
- THE LADY.

THE, UH, THE, UH, LATINO WOMAN
WHO CAME TO PICK THEM UP.

- OH, OKAY. OKAY.

SO YOU TURNED DEFENSELESS MINORS
OVER TO A STRANGER.

- A WOMAN WOULD NOT HURT THEM,
RIGHT?

AND SHE GAVE ME
A PHONE NUMBER,

AND I TALKED TO THEM A COUPLE
TIMES AFTER THEY LEFT.

- BUT THEN YOU JUST, WHAT?
KIND OF LOST TOUCH WITH THEM?

- NO, THE NUMBER
GOT DISCONNECTED.

- WHAT IS THIS WOMAN'S NAME?
- MAGDA PALOMA.

SHE WAS, UM,
LIKE, 35, SHORT.

SHE HAD A LITTLE SCAR
OVER HER LEFT EYE,

AND I EVEN GOT THE LICENSE PLATE
RIGHT HERE.

- LET ME GUESS.

SHE GAVE YOU AN ADVANCE
FOR THEIR SALARIES?

- 500 BUCKS.
- YEAH.

- SAID CARLY AND MICAH
COULD WORK IT OFF.

- YOU SOLD YOUR KIDS
TO A PREDATOR.

- I LOVE MY KIDS.
I GOT THEM WORK.

LOTS OF KIDS HAVE JOBS.

- MR. HOLBART,
YOU HAD OTHER OPTIONS.

- I BEGGED CHILD SERVICES
TO HELP.

THEY DRAGGED MY KIDS AWAY,
CRYING AND SCREAMING,

AND SPLIT THEM UP.

AND LIZZIE GOT
HER ARM BROKEN

'CAUSE SOME OTHER KID
OVER THERE ATTACKED HER.

THERE'S PREDATORS
IN FOSTER CARE TOO, DETECTIVE.

- WHEN YOU SPOKE
WITH YOUR DAUGHTER,

DID SHE MENTION TO YOU
THAT SHE MIGHT BE PREGNANT?

- NO, SHE'S--
SHE'S TOO YOUNG!

WHY?

DID SHE GET ABU--ABUSED
OR SOMETHING?

- YOUR DAUGHTER WAS STARVED,

BEATEN,
AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.

- I SENT--

I SENT THEM AWAY
SO THEY COULD HAVE FOOD

AND SHELTER,

SO THEY WOULD BE SAFE.

- DOES THAT
LOOK SAFE TO YOU?

- [crying]

- YOU HAVE MICAH?
WHERE IS HE?

- THAT'S YOUR SON?

- THEY'RE 14 MONTHS APART.

THEY ALWAYS LOOKED
AFTER EACH OTHER.

THERE'S NO WAY HE WOULD LEAVE
HER BLEEDING IN THE STREET.

HE MUST BE IN TROUBLE
LIKE--LIKE SHE WAS.

I MEAN--
YOU GOTTA HELP ME FIND HIM.

YOU GOTTA HELP ME,
PLEASE.

HE'S MY BOY!

- MISSION FARMS IS BOGUS.

THERE'S NOT A LISTING
IN SUFFOLK COUNTY

OR ANYWHERE
IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.

- DID FIN RUN THE LICENSE PLATE
HOLBART GAVE US

ON THE LATINA WOMAN'S CAR?

- A VEHICLE WAS REPORTED
AS STOLEN A YEAR AGO

AND NEVER RECOVERED.

- HOW ABOUT THE CELL?

- DISPOSABLE FROM A BATCH BOUGHT
IN A SPANISH HARLEM BODEGA.

- LIV.

- I'LL BE BACK, SWEETIE.
JUST GIVE ME A MINUTE.

- MAGDA PALOMA IS A GHOST.

- JUST ANOTHER WELL-ORGANIZED
PREDATOR LYING IN WAIT.

- DAD'S NOT MUCH BETTER,
TRAFFICKING HIS OWN KIDS.

- WELL, THE ONLY THING HE'S
GUILTY OF IS POOR JUDGMENT.

A LOT OF KIDS GET JOBS,
ELLIOT.

- WELL, WHATEVER HAPPENED
TO A CHILDHOOD?

- THE WORK WAS LEGAL.
CUT HIM LOOSE.

- SHOULD I CALL CHILD SERVICES

TO HAVE THEM
PICK UP THE DAUGHTERS?

- THEY'RE NOT ABUSED,
THEY'RE CLEAN AND WELL-FED.

- AND HOMELESS.

- WHICH ISN'T A CRIMINAL ACT.

AND I'M NOT SEPARATING THIS
FAMILY FOR ANYTHING LESS.

- GOT SOMETHING
YOU NEED TO SEE.

A CIVILIAN CAUGHT OUR VICTIM'S
FOOT CHASE ON A CELL PHONE.

IT'S NOT WHAT WE THINK.

WATCH THE LEFT-HAND CORNER.

- MICAH PUSHED CARLY
INTO TRAFFIC?

- WHY WOULD HE TRY TO STOP
HIS SISTER FROM ESCAPING?

- FEAR. LOOK AT HIM. HE'S JUST
AS STARVED AS CARLY IS.

- AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED
AND SODOMIZED.

CHARGED WITH PROSTITUTION
AND RESISTING.

- FIRST THEY WORK THE FARM,

THEN THEY'RE FORCED
INTO THE SEX TRADE.

- THERE'S MORE MONEY
IN FLESH THAN PRODUCE.

- AND PRIVATE ADOPTION.

WARNER SAID THAT
CARLY HAD A BABY.

HOW MUCH WOULD AN INFANT GO FOR
ON THE BLACK MARKET?

- THOUSANDS.

A LOT OF PERVS OUT THERE LOOKING
TO RAISE A VICTIM IN-HOUSE.

- NOW, HOW IS IT
A 13-YEAR-OLD IS ARRESTED

FOR AN ACT HE CAN'T
LEGALLY CONSENT TO?

- THAT'S THE FIRST THING
I'M GONNA ASK THE FOOL

THAT PINCHED HIM.

DETECTIVE CRUZ,
ODAFIN TUTUOLA, SVU.

- WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?

- MICAH HOLBART.

- I'VE SEEN HIM AROUND.

- NO, YOU SCOOPED HIM
FOR PANDERING.

HE'S 13.
THAT MAKES HIM A VICTIM.

- I'LL LET HIM KNOW,
NEXT TIME I COLLAR HIM

FOR WORKING A CORNER.

- THESE KIDS ARE SEXUALLY
ASSAULTED 24/7.

YOU CAN'T TREAT THEM
LIKE CRIMINALS.

- WE MATCH THEIR PHOTOS
TO MISSING PERSONS

AND SEND THEM HOME TO THE SAME
SCREWED-UP FAMILIES

THAT MADE THEM RUN
IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THEY END UP
RIGHT BACK ON THE CORNER

BEFORE I EVEN
FINISH MY SHIFT.

- THE NEW LAWS ARE
SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THEM

FROM BEING CHARGED.

- ONLY IF THEY FLIP ON THEIR
PIMPS AND TESTIFY IN OPEN COURT.

- SO NO ONE'S GONNA TALK
WITHOUT A SAFE PLACE TO GO.

- NOW YOU SEE
WHAT I'M UP AGAINST,

YOU WANT TO CRAWL
OUT OF MY ASS, PLEASE?

- LOOK, I NEED TO
FIND MICAH FAST.

- WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME?

- I NEED FACE-TO-FACE TIME
WITH THEIR PIMPS.

LET'S GO.

THIS ALL OF THEM?
- DON'T SWEAT IT.

GUPPIES WILL GET THE WORD
AS SOON AS WE LEAVE.

- FACT: YOU ARE NOW
ALL MY BITCHES.

FACT: DELIVER
THIS KID TO ME

OR GET USED TO
LIVING IN THE TOMBS.

FACT: UNTIL THEN,

NO STABLE'S SAFE,
NO JOHN'S OUT OF REACH,

AND MOST OF ALL,
AIN'T NO MONEY GETTING MADE.

- WHOA, WHOA, WHOA,
MY MAN, MY MAN.

AIN'T NO NEED
TO FLEX SO HARD.

I JUST HAPPEN TO KNOW
A SWEET YOUNG THING

THAT'S FRIENDLY
WITH THE BRAT.

- WHO'RE YOU?

- AN EXPEDITER,

TRYING TO MEET THE NEEDS
OF THIS PARTICULAR MARKET.

- ANTHONY TYRELL JONES--

MAGGOT,
NICKEL DRUG DEALER, PIMP.

GIRLS HE RUNS
BARELY HIT PUBERTY.

- TOLD YOU BEFORE, ERICA.
NOBODY WANTS AN OLD WHORE.

- WHO RUNS HIM?

- HE'S A DROP-OFF
IN A GROUP STABLE.

WHOEVER RUNS IT
KEEPS THEIR DISTANCE.

- NOTICE
ANY MUSCLE WITH THEM?

- KIDS POLICE THEMSELVES,
KEEP EACH OTHER IN LINE.

WISH I KNEW HOW THEY DID IT.
I'D LOVE SOME TIME-OFF.

- JUST SAY WHEN.

LISTEN, PLAYA,

I WANT THIS KID
DELIVERED TO ME,

UNHARMED,
BY THIS TIME TOMORROW.

YOU DON'T WANT TO
PLAY WITH ME.

- MY MAN, MY MAN,
I'LL HAVE JASMINE

DELIVER HIM RIGHT TO YOU
AND ONLY YOU.

- YEAH, DO THAT.

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?

- THE PIPES,
THEY FINALLY BURST.

- WE'VE ALSO GOT
FOUNDATION PROBLEMS.

WE'RE MOVING TO THE COMMAND
CENTER OUTSIDE.

- UNTIL WHEN?

- THEY SAID A WEEK,
BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THEM.

- WHY NOT?

- THE CONSTRUCTION
COMPANY OWNER

WHO REHABBED THE PRECINCTS
JUST GOT INDICTED.

- FRAUD?

- CONCRETE TESTING
WAS FAKED.

WE MAY HAVE TO UNDERPIN
THE FOUNDATION.

- WE CAN'T WORK OUT OF
A TRAILER FOR THAT LONG.

- WE'LL FIGURE
SOMETHING OUT.

YOU CHECK OUT
THE DAD'S STORY?

ANY LEADS ON MAGDA PALOMA'S
WHEREABOUTS?

- NO DATABASE HITS
OR ALIAS MATCHES.

- WE'RE RUNNING HER DESCRIPTION
AGAINST ANY KNOWN TRAFFICKERS.

SO FAR, WE'VE ONLY COME UP

WITH THREE HISPANIC FEMALES
WITH FACIAL SCARS.

- PUT TOGETHER A MUG BOOK.

MICAH SHOULD BE
WILLING TO I.D. HER

WHEN WE GET HIM IN CUSTODY.

- DEADLINE'S TOMORROW.

HE'S HOOKING WITH A GROUP THAT
GETS DROPPED AND SCOOPED.

NOT SURE
HOW MANY KIDS THERE ARE.

- WHAT ABOUT A PIMP?
- ANONYMOUS.

A PRO NAMED JASMINE'S

SUPPOSED TO BE BRINGING
MICAH TO MY CAR.

- BACK HIM UP.

[car horns honking]

- THEY'RE NOT YOUR KIDS, EL.

- I KNOW.

- WE CAN'T SAVE THEM ALL.

- I'D SETTLE FOR JUST ONE.

- AS LONG AS WE KEEP
CRIMINALIZING VICTIMS

INSTEAD OF
GOING AFTER THEIR PERPS,

IT'S NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.

WE SHOULD AT LEAST
ARREST THEIR JOHNS.

- SO, WHAT?
IT'S A SLAP ON THE WRIST?

I MEAN, SPITZER WALKED.
HE WAS A FORMER PROSECUTOR.

- GUY GETS CAUGHT
WITH AN UNDERAGE HOOKER,

THE CHARGE SHOULD BE RAPE.

- HARD TIME ISN'T A DETERRENT.

- NEITHER IS
THE DEATH PENALTY.

IT'S JUST THE PRICE
OF DOING BUSINESS.

[cell phone rings]

IT'S TIME TO
TREAT THESE BASTARDS

LIKE THE SCUM
THEY REALLY ARE.

- STABLER.

ON OUR WAY.

FIN'S GOT MICAH
IN HIS SIGHTS.

- THIS IS THE FRIEND
I TOLD YOU ABOUT.

ISN'T HE CUTE?

- JUST WHAT I ORDERED.

- PICK YOUR POISON.

- YOU UP FOR ANYTHING?

- HAND'S 30. BLOW AND GO'S 40.
IN AND OUT, 65.

AROUND THE WORLD, 300 AND UP,
DEPENDING ON WHAT AND HOW.

- THIS CAR'S
A LITTLE SMALL.

YOU WANNA TAKE A RIDE?

- SURE.

- MICAH, POLICE.

I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU
A MINUTE. WHOA.

- MICAH, TAKE IT EASY.
HEY!

DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID!

- LET GO OF ME!
- MICAH, STOP!

I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU!
STOP IT!

- YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!
YOU HAVE TO LET ME GO!

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

- CALM DOWN. CALM DOWN.
- THEY'LL GET PUNISHED!

- CALM.

- [crying]

THEY'LL GET PUNISHED!

PLEASE, LET ME GO!
LET ME GO!

THEY GET PUNISHED.

- LET ME OUT, YOU BITCH!
I WANT OUT!

- KNOCK IT OFF.

- IS MICAH GONNA BE OKAY?

- LISTEN,
WHY DON'T YOU COME WITH US?

WE'RE GONNA
GO SOMEPLACE SAFE.

- I'M FINE RIGHT HERE.
- NO, YOU'RE AREN'T.

- YOU SEE MICAH'S BACK?
MY DADDY'S GOOD TO ME.

HE'D NEVER DO THAT.

- MICAH TELL YOU
WHERE HE WAS KEPT?

- JUST THAT IT TAKES OVER
AN HOUR TO GET INTO THE CITY.

- LOOK, WE CAN PROTECT YOU,
FIND YOU A PLACE TO STAY.

GET YOU COUNSELING.

- ONLY THING YOU'RE DOING IS
MAKING SURE I GET SMACKED.

- I THOUGHT YOUR PIMP
DIDN'T MISTREAT YOU.

- MY STEPDAD DID MUCH WORSE.

CAN I GO NOW?
- NO. WAIT. HEY, HEY.

YOU'RE NOT GONNA
RESTRAIN HIM, ARE YOU?

- HE'S GONNA HURT HIMSELF.
- YOU SAW HIS BACK.

THEY MADE HIM A SLAVE.

ARE YOU GONNA TREAT HIM
LIKE ONE NOW?

- MAYBE IT'S THE ONLY THING
HE'S USED TO.

[thudding]

- ALL RIGHT.
LISTEN TO ME.

I'LL TAKE THESE OFF OF YOU
AS SOON AS YOU CALM DOWN,

I PROMISE.

- HOW'S MICAH?
- SEDATED.

HE'S GOT MULTIPLE
HEALED FRACTURES,

EVIDENCE OF REPEATED
SEXUAL PENETRATION,

AND SEVERE MALNUTRITION.

- HOW SEVERE?

- WELL, FROM
THE HEIGHT/WEIGHT SCALE,

HE SHOULD BE
20 POUNDS HEAVIER.

- HE'S A HUMAN TRAFFICKING
VICTIM.

- EXPLAINS WHY HIS HANDS
ARE CUT-UP AND CALLUSED.

AND HIS BLOOD WORK CAME BACK
WITH DECREASED CHOLINESTERASE.

- FARM PESTICIDES.

- ORGANOPHOSPHATES
OR CARBAMATES.

- CAN YOU TREAT IT?

- WELL, IT DEPENDS
ON THE AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE

AND ABSORPTION RATE.

FARM WORKERS ARE VULNERABLE
TO CHEMICAL DRIFT,

BUT, YOU KNOW,
WE'LL KNOW MORE AFTER TESTING.

- HOW ABOUT
THE SCARS ON HIS BACK?

- AH, A BELT BUCKLE OR,
YOU KNOW, EVEN A BULL WHIP.

DOES MICAH
HAVE ANY FAMILY?

SOMEONE TO SUPPORT HIM THROUGH
TREATMENT AND COUNSELING?

- HIS FATHER
LIVES IN HIS CAR,

AND WE'RE TRYING
TO LOCATE HIM NOW.

- YEAH, WE--WE NEED
TO SPEAK TO MICAH.

- I HOPE YOU HAVE BETTER LUCK
THAN I DID.

- MICAH,
FEEL LIKE TALKING?

- I TOLD YOU TO LET ME GO.
YOU'LL GET THEM KILLED.

- SO WHY DON'T YOU TELL US
WHERE THEY ARE,

AND WE'LL GET THEM OUT.

- LIAR.
EVERYBODY LIES.

NO ONE
DOES SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.

- WELL, I DO.

LOOK, I WANT TO
HELP YOUR FRIENDS,

BUT I CAN'T
DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

- I SUGGEST YOU TRY.

DAN GOLDBERG,
MICAH'S GUARDIAN-AD-LITEM

ASSIGNED BY
THE FAMILY COURT.

YOU CANNOT
INTERROGATE MY CLIENT.

- THIS ISN'T AN INTERROGATION,
IT'S AN INTERVIEW.

- EITHER WAY, GOOD-BYE.

- LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE.

COUNSELOR, THAT BOY,
HE'S BEEN STARVED,

BEATEN, AND FORCED
INTO PROSTITUTION.

- I UNDERSTAND.

I'VE DISCUSSED THIS WHOLE THING
WITH HIS ATTENDING.

- THEN YOU SHOULD KNOW

HOW MUCH WE WANT
THE ANIMALS WHO DID THIS.

- AND TO RESCUE
ANY OTHER KIDS LIKE HIM.

- AS LONG AS HE'S
CONSIDERED A SUSPECT

IN HIS SISTER'S MURDER,
HE'S OFF-LIMITS.

THAT'S IT.

- YOU'RE RISKING THE LIVES
OF OTHER CHILDREN.

- LOOK, I HAVE ONE JOB HERE,
WHICH IS TO PROTECT MICAH.

DON'T YOU GUYS THINK IT'S TIME
THAT SOMEBODY DID?

[car horn honking]

- GIVING THEM
THE HAIRY EYEBALL

ISN'T GONNA MAKE THEM MOVE,
CAPTAIN.

THEY'RE UNION.

- THEY'RE WASTING TIME.

- SO ARE WE IF WE CAN'T GET
MICAH TO TALK.

- DID THE D.A.
DECLINE TO PROSECUTE?

- HE DOESN'T WANT TO CHARGE
AN UNDERAGE ABUSE VICTIM

FOR MURDER AS AN ADULT.

- THE KID'S LOOKING AT JUVENILE
LOCK-UP OR THE PSYCH WARD.

- EITHER WAY, GOLDBERG ISN'T
GOING TO LET HIM

ANYWHERE NEAR US.

- UNLESS WE GIVE HIM
SOMETHING HE NEEDS.

- LIKE?

- A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION
OF HIS INTENT

WHEN HE CHASED
HIS SISTER DOWN.

- THE JUVENILE COURT'S
AN AUTOMATIC BENCH TRIAL.

THE JUDGE WILL PROBABLY
CUT MICAH LOOSE

IF WE CAN
GET A SHRINK TO SAY

HE DIDN'T MEAN
TO KILL HIS SISTER.

- I'LL CALL DR. HUANG
AND SET IT UP.

- MICAH,
DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH.

YOU'RE GONNA PASS OUT.

- OUT. LET ME OUT.
I WANT OUT.

- I WILL OPEN THE DOOR,

BUT YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED
TO GO OUT.

OKAY?

- I HATE LOCKS AND CHAINS.

IT'S DARK AND MUSTY,
AND IT SMELLS ROTTEN.

- WERE YOU LOCKED
IN A CELLAR?

- ON THE FARM.

DO SOMETHING WRONG, MAKE A
MISTAKE, WE ALL GET A BEATING.

NO MARKS ON THE GIRLS.

MEN DON'T WANT THEM UGLY.

- TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FIRST DAY
ON THE FARM, HMM?

WHO DROVE YOU THERE?

- MAGDA WAS NICE.

WE HAD ICE CREAM
AND PLAYED GAMES.

I DIDN'T WANT HER TO GO
WHEN SHE LEFT US WITH LIAM.

- DOES LIAM
HAVE A LAST NAME?

- JUST LIAM.

- YOU CAN'T PROTECT
YOUR CLIENT

WITHOUT PROTECTING
HIS ABUSER.

IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?

- YOU KNOW I DON'T.

THE THING IS,
UNTIL THE JUDGE RULES,

MY HANDS ARE TIED.

THAT'S IT.

- HE MADE SURE YOU NEVER PAID
OFF YOUR DEBT, DIDN'T HE?

- ON THE HOOK
FOR EVERYTHING.

FOOD, WATER, SHELTER.

- AND THAT'S WHEN HE FORCED YOU
TO HAVE SEX?

- WORD WENT OUT AND PRETTY SOON
THE MONEY WAS SO GOOD,

HE WANTED MORE.

NIGHTS AT THE FARM TURNED
INTO TRIPS TO CITY MOTELS,

THEN WEEKENDS ON MY KNEES TAKING
IT ONE RIGHT AFTER ANOTHER.

- HOW MANY OTHERS WERE FORCED
TO HAVE SEX FOR MONEY?

- THERE WERE TEN OF US,
THEN SIX.

THEN CARLY.

[breathing heavily]

- HEY, YOU'RE SAFE HERE.

WHAT HAPPENED
TO THE OTHERS?

- WE WORKED DAYS.

WE WORKED NIGHTS, BUT...

WE DIDN'T ALWAYS
GET TO EAT.

NOT EVEN WHAT WE PICKED.

- WHAT DID THEY GIVE YOU?

- SCRAPS, GARBAGE,
STUFF FROM THE COMPOST HEAP.

EXCEPT WHEN THE GIRLS
GOT PREGNANT.

WE ATE REAL GOOD THEN.

- HOW MANY BABIES WERE BORN?

- THREE.

THEY TOOK THEM AWAY.
WE DIDN'T SEE THEM AGAIN.

- WE KNOW THAT YOUR SISTER,
CARLY, HAD A BABY.

- A LITTLE BOY.

DID THEY KILL HIM?

- I DON'T KNOW.

- CARLY WANTED THAT BABY.

DIDN'T MATTER HOW SHE GOT IT,
SHE SAID IT WAS HERS.

- WHEN LIAM TOOK YOU
TO THESE MOTELS,

DID YOU EVER NOTICE
ANY LANDMARKS OR ROAD SIGNS?

- I'D USUALLY
KEEP MY EYES SHUT.

CAR RIDES MAKE ME SICK.

CARLY USED TO RUB MY BELLY
TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER.

- YOUR SISTER
TOOK CARE OF YOU.

- WE TOOK CARE OF EACH OTHER
UNTIL SHE TRIED TO LEAVE.

[kicks table]

IF SHE LEFT,
THEY WOULD BEAT US.

CARLY KNEW HOW BAD
THEY WOULD HAVE HURT US,

SO WHY'D SHE RUN?

- WELL, MAYBE SHE WAS
TRYING TO GET HELP.

- NO. NO, NO, NO, NO,
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

PLEASE DON'T SAY THAT!
- WHY NOT?

[loud clatter]

- EASY!
EASY, EASY, EASY!

- UHH!
- WHY NOT? WHY NOT?

- LET GO OF ME!

[crying]

- SHH, SHH.
WHY NOT?

- BECAUSE...

IF SHE--IF THAT'S WHAT
SHE WAS TRYING TO DO, THEN--

[crying]

- WHAT DID YOU DO?

- I KILLED CARLY.

I PUSHED HER
AND SHE GOT HIT.

[crying]

I DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS
TRYING TO SAVE US.

I KILLED MY SISTER.

[crying]

- WE NEED MICAH
TO LOOK AT MUG BOOKS,

HELP US FIND
THE WOMAN WHO TOOK HIM.

- THAT'S GOT TO BE
DR. HUANG'S CALL.

- I'M RECOMMENDING IMMUNITY
AND WITNESS PROTECTION.

- NO FAMILY COURT JUDGE
IS GOING TO ACCEPT THAT.

- A FEDERAL COURT JUDGE WILL.
THE FBI'S TAKING OVER.

- GEORGE, HANG ON A SECOND.
WH--WH--WHY--

- HUMAN TRAFFICKING,
SEX TRAFFICKING,

THE MANN ACT,
ALL VIOLATIONS OF U.S. CODE.

THEY TRANSPORTED MINORS
ACROSS STATE LINES

TO PERFORM COMMERCIAL
SEX ACTS FOR PROFIT.

I'VE GOT TO CALL MY BOSS.

- HEY, DOC,
MICAH'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

- HOW ARE YOU
GOING TO STOP ME?

- YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE
WITH THE FEDS ON SPEED DIAL.

- CHRIS, YOU'VE COME UP
IN THE WORLD.

- SO HAVE YOU.

MINOR SEX SLAVES
ON THE HOOK,

MISSING
BLACK MARKET INFANTS.

YOUR CASE IS SOLID.
WHY BRING IT TO ME?

- YOU'RE AN ASSISTANT
U.S. ATTORNEY

IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT.

OUR VICTIMS ARE
IN YOUR BACKYARD.

- LONG ISLAND IS GROUND ZERO
FOR IMMIGRANT TRAFFIC.

NOW WE'RE GETTING AMERICANS.

- SO, HOW MANY ARE BEING
ENSLAVED RIGHT NOW?

- GLOBALLY,
ABOUT 27 MILLION.

- AND IN THE U.S.?

- BETWEEN
14,000 AND 18,000.

BUT I THINK
THAT NUMBER'S LOW.

- HOW MANY AMERICANS?

- SO FAR,
NOBODY'S COUNTING.

AN INDONESIAN GIRL GETS RESCUED
HERE FROM THE SEX TRADE,

SHE HAS ACCESS TO
COUNSELING AND TO AID.

BUT A PIMP GETS HIS CLAWS
INTO A KID FROM NEW YORK,

SHE GETS NOTHING.

14-YEAR-OLD ENSLAVED BY
A SUBURBAN FAMILY IN MINNESOTA.

SHE COOKED, SHE CLEANED,
SLEPT IN THE CLOSET.

12-YEAR-OLD SOLD BY HER MOTHER
FOR FIVE GRAND

TO A MIDDLE-AGED MAN
WHO SHARED HER WITH HIS FRIENDS.

NINE-YEAR-OLD PORTLAND GIRL,

TOSSED TO THE STREET
BY HER GRANDMOTHER.

THIS GIRL'S PIMP

CHARGED A PREMIUM
FOR PREPUBESCENCE.

FOR EACH ONE SAVED, THERE ARE
EIGHT MORE JUST LIKE THEM.

CAN'T REALLY DO MUCH WITHOUT
FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC VICTIMS.

- SO WHAT HAPPENS TO MICAH'S
FRIENDS WHEN WE FIND THEM?

- I'LL USE MY BUDGET
TO MAKE SURE

THAT THEY'RE PROTECTED
AND TAKEN CARE OF.

BUT I HAVEN'T DECIDED
IF I'M TAKING YOUR BAIT.

- WE DID THE LEGWORK.

- I HAVE THE TASK FORCE,
THE FUNDING,

AND ALL THE PERSONNEL
I NEED.

- WHO AREN'T FAMILIAR
WITH THE CASE.

WHO HAVE TO BE READ-IN.

THAT'S WASTING
PRECIOUS TIME.

- AND MANHATTAN HAS YET TO MAKE
ONE SEX TRAFFIC CONVICTION.

NOW, WE NEED TO MAKE A LOCAL
EXAMPLE AND THIS IS THE ONE.

COME ON, CHRIS,
JUST HELP US OUT.

- GIVE ME YOUR TIN.

- OOH, LOOK AT THAT.

WE'RE SPECIAL DEPUTY
U.S. MARSHALS.

- CREDENTIALS YOU'LL NEED TO
WORK OUTSIDE YOUR JURISDICTION.

RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND.

I SOLEMNLY SWEAR
TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND

THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE UNITED STATES

FROM ALL ENEMIES
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.

- HOW'D HUANG
TAKE THE BAD NEWS?

- IF I WERE YOU,
I'D KEEP MY DISTANCE.

I DIDN'T KNOW HE USED
THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE.

LET ME SEE 'EM.
- ALL RIGHT.

- IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY.

- HEY, FIN.
ANY LUCK ON THE I.D.?

- SO FAR, THE KID'S PULLED
SEVEN POSSIBLE MATCHES.

I RAN THEM ALL.
NOTHING.

- VICTORIA REYES
AKA TINA REYES AKA KIKI RAMOS.

THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.

- WELL, NO WONDER
WE COULDN'T FIND HER.

- MAKE SURE YOU LOG MAGDA PALOMA
TO REYES'S LIST OF ALIASES.

SHE WAS ARRESTED IN MARYLAND.
WHERE IS SHE NOW?

- SHE WAS DOING TIME IN JESSUP
WHEN SHE DISAPPEARED.

- THEY CUT HER LOOSE?
- NO, BUT HER RECORD'S SEALED.

- WELL, SHE FLIPPED FOR A DEAL
AND GOT WITNESS PROTECTION.

- WILL THE U.S. MARSHALS
GIVE US ACCESS?

- NOT EVEN WITH
THEIR LAST DYING BREATH.

YOU MIGHT BE PLAYING
FOR THEIR TEAM RIGHT NOW,

BUT EVEN I DON'T HAVE
ACCESS TO WITSEC.

- THE AUSA ASSIGNED
TO THE CASE DOES.

- WE'RE VERY TERRITORIAL.

- WELL, WHAT KIND OF PRESS
DO YOU WANT?

LIVE VICTIMS OR DEAD KIDS?

- WE'RE CLOSE TO TRIAL,

AND I DON'T WANT MY CASE
DERAILED, CHRIS.

- THAT'S NOT
WHY WE'RE HERE.

- MS. REYES WON'T TALK
WITHOUT IMMUNITY.

- SHE'S GOT IT.

- JUST HOW BIG
IS YOUR CASE?

- QUIT FISHING.
TELL YOUR WITNESS TO COOPERATE.

- DON'T CARE WHAT HE SAYS.

I DON'T HAVE TO TALK TO YOU.

- THEN I'LL HAVE A JUDGE

VACATE THE DEAL YOU HAVE
ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW.

NO WITNESS PROTECTION,
NO IMMUNITY.

- YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

YOU'RE THREATENING
MY HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE.

- I CAN AND I WILL.

MY CASE IS BIGGER,
AND THE AG LOVES HEADLINES.

- OKAY. THESE KIDS.
YOU KNOW 'EM?

- YEAH.
GOT A THOUSAND BUCKS EACH.

- WHO'D YOU SELL THEM TO?

- LIAM AND JULIE RYAN.

WANNABE FARMERS.

- WHERE'D YOU DROP THEM OFF?

- I DIDN'T.

LIAM MET ME
AND TOOK THEM OFF MY HANDS.

- SO YOU NEVER
SAW THE FARM?

- GUY WAS CAREFUL.

WE TALKED ON BURN PHONES
HE GAVE ME.

TOLD ME HE NEEDED
SOME MERCHANDISE

TO WORK HIS FIELDS,
AND I GOT IT FOR HIM.

- WHERE'D HE TELL YOU
TO MEET HIM?

- FARM AND FEED STORE
IN WYANDANCH.

- HOW MANY KIDS
YOU DELIVER?

- SEVEN.

HEARD THEY TRICKED
THE KIDS OUT.

- DO YOU REMEMBER
ANY OF THEIR NAMES?

- DIDN'T ASK, DIDN'T CARE.

- BECAUSE ALL YOU SAW
WERE DOLLARS SIGNS

INSTEAD OF HUMAN BEINGS.

- THAT'S ALL WE ARE, HONEY.

NO ONE CAME TO MY RESCUE.

- OKAY, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN
SERVICING THE RYANS?

- LESS THAN A YEAR.

I STOPPED TAKING THEIR CALLS
WHEN I HEARD A RUMOR

THEY BURNED SOME WORKERS
WHEN THE HEAT WAS CLOSING IN.

- THEY KILLED THEIR SLAVES?
- JUST THE KIDS.

ILLEGALS
ARE TOO SCARED TO TALK.

- WHERE'D THAT HAPPEN?

- FLORIDA, I THINK.

MADE THEM DRINK
THE KOOL-AID.

- EL, FIN RAN
LIAM AND JULIE RYAN.

THERE'S NO RECORD OF THEM

LEASING ANY LAND
IN SUFFOLK COUNTY.

NO BANK ACCOUNTS, NO CREDIT.
- THEY'RE PAYING CASH.

- OKAY, HAVE FIN FAX THEIR
PHOTOS OVER TO THAT STORE.

MAYBE THAT'S THEIR REGULAR
PICK-UP SPOT.

- PUBLIC RECORDS SHOW
LIAM AND JULIE RYAN

LOST THEIR FAMILY FARM IN
MARYLAND TO FORECLOSURE.

THEY MOVED TO NORTH CAROLINA,
THEN FLORIDA.

- ANY WANTS OR WARRANTS?

- ONLY BECAUSE THEY SKIPPED

BEFORE THE SARASOTA P.D.
COULD QUESTION THEM.

- WHAT FOR?

- NEIGHBORS
WERE COMPLAINING

THEY WERE USING
ILLEGAL LABOR.

WHEN THE COPS GOT THERE,
ALL THEY FOUND WERE BODIES.

- HOW MANY?

- FIVE KIDS BETWEEN
THE AGES 9 AND 16.

- CAUSE OF DEATH?

- CYANIDE
MIXED WITH GRAPE JUICE.

- THE RYANS ARE LEASING
TEN ACRES OFF THE BOOKS

FROM A FARMER
GOING BANKRUPT.

- OKAY, TEXT ME
THE ADDRESS TO MY PHONE.

- I'LL CALL SUFFOLK P.D.
AND HAVE THEM MEET YOU.

- NO LIGHTS, NO SIRENS.

WE SPOOK THEM,
THEY'LL PUT THOSE KIDS DOWN.

- THEY'RE IN WYANDANCH,
OFF ROUTE 1.

- GET SEARCH AND ARREST WARRANTS
ASAP ON LIAM AND JULIE RYAN.

DOMESTIC SEXUAL MINOR TRAFFIC
AND HUMAN TRAFFIC.

- WE NEED FIRST RESPONDERS
ON STAND-BY WITH CYANOKITS.

- ELLIOT...
- I SEE THEM.

- WHAT THE HELL
ARE YOU DOING?

- PLAYING CHICKEN.

[tires squeal]

- SHOW US YOUR HANDS!

- I'VE GOT IT! GO! GO!

PASSENGER, PUT YOUR HANDS
ON THE DASH!

YOU, GET OUT!

- RIGHT THERE.

NOW, YOU, UNDO YOUR BELT.
GET OUT.

- HELLO?
IS ANYBODY HERE?

HELLO?

DON'T BE AFRAID.
I'M A POLICE OFFICER.

- ANY SIGN OF THE KIDS?

- ROOT CELLAR.

MICAH WAS KEPT UNDERGROUND.

WE NEED
THOSE EMTs HERE NOW.

[dialing phone number]

[children coughing]

- HONEY.
HEY, SWEETIE?

HELP IS ON THE WAY,
GUYS.

[rattling]

- EMT COMING IN!

- HOW MUCH CYANIDE
WERE THEY GIVEN?

- I DON'T KNOW.
CAN YOU HELP THEM?

- HYDROXYCOBALIMIN
SHOULD BIND THE CRYSTALS.

WE'LL FOLLOW UP WITH THIOSULFATE
IVs AND HYPERBARIC OXYGEN.

- ARE THEY GONNA MAKE IT?

- IT'S A 10,
15-MINUTE WINDOW.

I'LL LET YOU KNOW.

- FULL BODY CHAINS?

- THEY'RE LUCKY
THEY'RE NOT IN BODY BAGS.

- THEY INVOKED RIGHT AWAY.

- OF COURSE THEY DID.
HOW ABOUT THE KIDS THEY SOLD?

- WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

WE FOUND A LAPTOP
IN THEIR TRUCK,

ALONG WITH A SUITCASE
FULL OF CASH.

- DO US A FAVOR. PUT THEM
IN A DEEP, DARK HOLE.

- BEST I CAN DO IS MAXIMUM
SECURITY, LIFE WITH NO PAROLE.

- WORKS FOR ME.

- THANK YOU.

- DOOR'S ALWAYS OPEN.

- MY DAUGHTER'S DEAD,

AND MY SON KILLED HER.

HOW DO I FIX THIS?

- IT'S GONNA TAKE TIME,
MR. HOLBART.

MICAH'S NOT BEING CHARGED,

THOUGH HE HAS TO HAVE
MANDATORY COUNSELING.

I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
IS THAT HE FEEL SAFE.

- AND I LIVE IN A CAR.
- NOT ANYMORE.

WE TALKED TO A SHELTER
GEARED TOWARDS FAMILIES.

IT'S TEMPORARY HOUSING
FOR ALL OF YOU

UNTIL YOU CAN GET BACK
ON YOUR FEET.

- YOU'RE HELPING ME
AFTER I SCREWED UP?

- MICAH'S NOT GONNA GET
ANY BETTER WITHOUT YOU.

- THANK YOU.

- I'M SORRY.

- IT'S OKAY, MICAH.

IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT.
IT'S MINE.

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