Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 17, Episode 23 - Heartfelt Passages - full transcript

As the investigation of Gary Munson goes on, his union takes action and threatens the lives of SVU.

Hey Charisse, get in the car.

- Please, let me go home.
- NYPD, freeze!

Gary Munson...
What do we know about him?

CO at Rikers for 17 years.
Facing counts of rape.

My husband is a good father.

Your husband is a reckless man.
You should get yourself tested.

These charges are an outrage
and an insult

to every corrections officer.

We're going to
shut this city down.

That CO union has more power
than any place

- I've ever seen.
- Right here, right now,

shove you down these steps,
get your skull cracked open.

- Everything all right?
- Tell the squad to watch their backs.

Someone just
threatened to kill me.


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.

Mr. Barba,
as I understand it,

the defendant, Corrections
Officer Gary Munson,

is already under indictment
on nine counts of rape,

and one count
of attempted rape.

Yes, your Honor,
but the grand jury

has handed up a superseding
indictment adding 15 counts

of forcible touching,
and 28 counts of sodomy.

Given the quantity and severity
of these additional charges,

the people request that
Mr. Munson's bail be revoked,

and that he be remanded to
protective custody in Rikers.

The defendant
is not a flight risk.

He's the father of two young
children who need him at home,

as does... his wife.

Given his strong family
and professional ties,

- I see no need for remand.
- Oh, my God.

I will, however,
increase the bail to $500,000.

Next case.

Mrs. Munson, I'm...
I'm sorry that it's come to this.

I'll... I'll leave you be.

No, no, please don't go.

There's a dozen COs
from Rikers out there,

and I can't talk to you
in front of them.

About what?

They're working on
raising Gary's bail.

I'm afraid
he's going to get out.

And you'd rather
he be remanded?

I did what you said
and got tested for STDs.

As soon as I got the results,
I called a divorce lawyer.

- Does your husband know?
- No.

And I stood by him today
because I want him to think

that I am in his corner
until I can get

my children out of there.

Okay, Mrs. Munson,

I... I need you
to please listen to me.

I understand
your wanting to leave.

But in situations like this...

Women get killed.

But we're not going
to let that happen.

Now your father is NYPD.
Does he know what's going on?

- Does he support you?
- Yeah, but he doesn't think

it's a good idea to be there
when Gary moves out.

- He and Gary have history.
- Understood,

and in the meantime,

does your husband have
any guns in the house?

You confiscated his Sig
when he was arrested.

I've searched the house,
he doesn't have

any other weapons...

except his temper.

So it would be best

for you to get out of the house
before he comes back.

You take care of yourself
and your children.

You have any problems,
you call me.

All right, Sarge,
it took a minute,

but you grew on me.

- I'm going to miss you.
- Yeah, we all are.

- Thanks.
- Right, Fin?

Uh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Now everybody's telling

me I need to take
that sergeant's exam.

- Thanks a lot, Dodds.
- Lieutenant Benson.

I'm sorry to bother you,
um, I'm a little worried.

I'm packing up,
but Gary made bail.

Okay, okay.
He's inside the house now?

Yeah, with the kids.

- He's all right, but I...
- Right, you want me

- to send a squad car?
- No, no, please.

It's... it's been
embarrassing enough,

and... and he's already
starting to ask questions

that I don't know
how to answer.

All right,
so how about if I come?

I'll, uh, I'll bring
one of my guys,

and we'll just keep it nice
and quiet and calm,

and we'll get you and your kids
out of there, okay?

Thank you.

Hey, guys,
that was Lisa Munson.

We need to do a clothes job.

- She's leaving him.
- And he made bail?

Yes, so she just needs

a little support
getting her out of there.

- You want me to go with you?
- I'll do it.

You know what? I'll go.

You're packing up,
it's your last day.

Guy like that sees a sergeant
and a lieutenant, he'll listen.

You're right.

Let's get this over with.

Who was that on the phone?

Wrong number.

Don't you lie to me.

Is it that attorney
you've been talking to?

You think I don't know?

Gary, it's not like that.

If you think you're leaving me,
you're dumber than I thought.

Who were you talking to?


- sync and corrections by Zac -
- -

She called, but now she's not
answering the door.

- What's going on?
- It's quiet.

What was her exit plan?

Well, she said
she rented a car.

- That's got to be it.
- Okay, and that's his car

- in the driveway.
- Hi.

Uh, sorry for keeping
you guys waiting.

- Everything okay?
- Uh...

Everything's fine here.

Mr. Munson,
we're here, uh,

at your wife's request.

I overreacted
when I called you guys.

We're handling things.

That's good to hear.

So you don't mind
if we come in?

Not necessary.

You know,
we're already here, it's um,

it's probably best if we
just come in for a few minutes.

Just to talk.

If you want to come in,
come in.

Do I need to call my lawyer?

We're not here to talk
about your case.

Oh, right, yeah.

You're here because
Lisa wants to leave me.

Right? Forgive me.

I'm just a big, dumb CO,
but I get it now.

Hey, Mr. Munson,
we don't want any trouble here.

Great, neither do I.


And this guy
didn't leave a number?

Okay, Carmen, thank you.

No, I'll be at the office
in an hour.

- Mr. Barba.
- Mr. Pastrino.

Glad we caught you.

- You have a minute?
- Uh, no, not really.

I'm on my way
to a motions hearing.

- Can you schedule an appointment?
- This won't take long.

Uh, your client ready

to plead guilty
to multiple counts of rape?

Let's be realistic here.
You don't want to take

a corrections officer to trial.

You don't want to
put yourself through that.

I hope that's not a threat.

It's a reality.

My guys already feel like
they're under attack.

Tell you what.
Two counts, criminal sexual act,

- in the third.
- So your guys does, what,

a year and a half?

These women come on to him.
They work him any way they can.

- I've seen it.
- He's a CO, they're inmates.

They're incapable of consent.
It's rape.

You really thing a jury's
going to look at

a bunch of junkies,
then look at him,

- and believe that?
- Yes, I do.

If these women even testify.

They're lowlifes.

They miss their own
court dates.

They're not making yours.

Thanks for the advice.

Your guy's doing hard time,

and then he's going
on the registry.

It's over.

Hey, guys, guys.

There are, uh,
friends of Mommy's,

and they're going to
help her get ready

for the vacation
you're going on.

They're not friends,
they're police officers.

Gary, why don't I go upstairs
with Olivia and start to pack?


She'll stay down here
with the kids.

You go up.

So, what are you guys watching?

- "Star Wars."
- Yeah? Which one?

"The Return of the Jedi."

They're holding
Han Solo prisoner.

Mm, that's a good one.

Hey, why don't you and I
go in the kitchen?

How about a beer, pal?

- You want one?
- I do, but I'm on duty.


Not Me.

Not ever again.
You guys took care of that.

I know this is rough,
but this is where we are.


You turned my own wife
against me.

Whichever way this case goes,

she doesn't have your back.

Where she is, it's over.
It's better to find out now.

Instead of when I'm in prison.

Yeah, I've seen that
a thousand times.

The "Dear John" visit.

Women, they have that switch.

But the most important thing
right now

is making sure
that your kids are safe,

and that they're taken care of.

You want to part on good terms,
you don't want

to drag this thing out.

Whatever you think of me,

my kids are my life.

They love me.

- I'm their hero.
- And today they need you.

They know something's going on.

They're watching you.


A second later,
I would have missed you.

That alarm's
not going to help you.

What do you want?
Who sent you?

Well, that's the thing,
huh, friend?

You've made so many enemies,
you have no way

of knowing, do you?

Same way you won't hear
the bullet

that's coming for you.

I'm a New York City AD.

That man just threatened me.

Shut the building down
and get that security footage.

I don't want to leave you.

I know honey, but I'm going
to see you real soon, okay?

Tommy, I want to make sure
that you look after your sister.

- I will.
- Tommy, Annie, backpacks.

Are my lovies in there?

- Your favorite one.
- What about the others?

Mike and your dad can bring
those to you later.

I promise, sweetheart.

All right kids,
let's get going.

Give your dad a hug.

- I love you, Daddy.
- I love you, Daddy.

I love you more.

What's the matter, I don't get

a good-bye hug
from Mommy?

Take care of yourself, Gary.

All right, kids.
All right, all right, let's go.

We're all good here,
right, Gary?

You look nice, Lisa.

Isn't that the, uh,
jacket I bought you

- for your birthday?
- Okay, we're going to go now.

Let's go.
Right now.

You want the jacket, Gary?

- Whoa, hey, hey, Gary!
- Get over there.

Now, this is what
you're going to do.

You listening to me?
You're going to

take out your gun, slowly,
and you're going to

put it on the table,

or I'm going to
shoot her right now.

Okay, okay.
You don't want to do that.

- Do it!
- Okay.

I'm going to reach
for my gun, okay, Gary?

It's just fine.
It's fine, all right?

Here you go.

There, there. Okay?

- Gary the kids are just...
- Shut up!

Olivia, where's Mommy?

I'm going to get her
right now, sweetheart.

I'm going to go
get her right now.

Here, let's get
your seat belt on, okay?

This isn't the way, Gary.
Don't make it worse.

I'm going to tell you the way.
You're going to walk out now.

My wife and I...

it's between us.

Hey, Dodds?

Dodds, we need to get going.

She's not going away.

Mr. Munson,

can you open the door, please?

- Open the door.
- Okay, we're not going to

open the door right now,

Mr. Munson,
your children are wondering

when their mother
is coming out.

That's on hold for now.

How about... how about we stop
shouting through the door,

and I'm going to call you,
all right?

Put her on speaker.

Lieutenant, you're on speaker.

- Okay.
- Where's Mommy?

Hold on, Annie.
I'll be right there, sweetie.

Mr. Munson,
we all want the same thing.

Your guy's free to go.

I don't have
a problem with him.

Mr. Munson,
I need for you to let

my sergeant and your wife
leave right now, okay?

You know what?

I'm so tired of women
telling me what I need to do.

I know what I need to do.


Dodds, are you and Lisa okay?

Yes, we're, uh, we're unhurt.

I've been asking Mr. Munson
if there's anybody

that he wants to talk to.

Exactly, like...
like a family member,

or his union rep.

I got nothing to say.
She doesn't listen to me.

Nobody listens to me.

We're listening to you now,

Mr. Munson,
I'm listening to you.

I'm listening to you right now.

You're damn straight, you are.

Now I want you
to get my kids

somewhere safe.

- Away from here.
- Absolutely,

that's what I'm doing now.

- Now, what I need you to do...
- No, hang up!

Okay, okay.

Why are you still here?

You don't have to be a hero.

- Gary, come on.
- He's not going to hurt me.

We love each other.

That's right.

Now get out of here.

Don't look back, just go.

I'm not going to do that, Gary.


That's the guy.

Okay, so you said
he threatened you twice,

when was the first time?

Uh, after the Munson

he stopped me in front
of the courthouse,

and said he could
throw me down the stairs

and crack open my skull.

Why didn't you
tell us about that?

I've been getting
threats all year.

All year?
So this may have

nothing to do with Rikers.
When did the threats start?

- What kind of threats?
- Hangups, mostly,

on my cell, from burners,
a few texts.

Okay, we're running this
through facial recognition.

And I'm calling Intel,
get you a security detail.

Is there someone there
you trust?

The threat started
after I indicted the three cops

who shot Terrence Reynolds.

I'm calling Benson.

Yeah, Lieutenant,
uh, sorry to bother you,

we got a situation here.

Yeah, well,
I have a situation here, too.

Munson is holding Dodds
and Lisa in the house,

and I think that he's armed.

Chief Dodds just got here,
I'll call you back.

- Chief.
- What the hell is going on?

- Is Mike okay?
- He's inside.

Uh, he's... so far,
he's unhurt.

We were doing a clothes job,
and I took the kids to the car,

and I think that
he pulled a gun.

You think?
What, you... you...

- you didn't search him?
- His wife told us

that she searched the house

and there was absolutely
no weapons in there.

He's a CO.
These guys always

have a drop gun, damn it.

And Bob O'Brien
is the father-in-law?

Why didn't the Deputy Inspector
have his guys

- move the daughter out?
- He said that he didn't think

it was a good idea
to be involved directly.

So he walks you
and my son into this.

- Bob, it's good to see you.
- Your son's

being held in there
with my daughter?

God help us both.

- You're Lieutenant Benson.
- I am.

Thanks for getting
my grandkids out.

What's the situation?

We believe
that Munson is armed.

Now, do you know if he has
any access to weapons?

No, but I wouldn't
put anything past

that son of a bitch.

Has he hurt my daughter?

We don't believe so.
As of ten minutes ago,

I spoke with both of them.

Trying to get a visual
inside the house.

There's no good place
for the pole cams.

He's got the curtains pulled,
front and back.

Maybe there's
another way inside.

Side door, back door,
we got a ESU stack team

- ready with rams.
- Chief, you and I

both know what happens
if we hit that door, okay?

I don't want to take that risk.

Not with your son inside,
not with your daughter inside.

We got to get him
to start talking.

I'll call the landline.

You can try, but he does not
want to talk.

Believe me, we've been calling.

With all these indictments,
Munson's not looking

to negotiate
his way out of here.

Who's out there?

ESU? HNT? Huh?

They got snipers?

You know how this goes,

if you don't start negotiating,

they make a decision
to come in here.

Gary, I made a mistake,
and I'm not leaving.

I'm not taking the kids.

We're a family and we're going
to stay together, okay?

Don't lie to me.

You called that lawyer
eight times.

You didn't think I'd notice?

I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, I... I didn't know

- what to think.
- You're my wife.

I tell you what to think.

You're right.
You're right.

I'll do whatever you say.

Gary, Gary,

you told me your kids love you.

You told me that you
were their hero.

All right, now I know
you love them.

You let them go.
You made the right choice.

But I need you to keep thinking
about Annie and Tommy, okay?

You want to see them grow up.

They need you in their lives.

You don't know
what's going to happen.

Maybe your lawyer makes a deal.

These things get pled out,
you know that.

My life is over.
I don't come back from this.

You know what happens
to me in prison?

Look, nine out of ten
cases against COs

don't even go to trial.

Now you have choices.
You have options.

That's your life.

You want to go to college?
It's paid for.

Her father couldn't even
get me on the job.

But you, oh,
you're that golden boy.

You get to decide
whether you want to live or die.

You want to live?

You walk out of here right now.

I told you, I'm walking us all
out of here together.

You're an idiot.

You got your whole life
ahead of you.

My whole life was my family.

My wife.

And then she stabbed me
right through the heart.

Gary, if I could take
this day back, I would.

Now you can't.
Too late.


- Move in! Move in!
- Go! Now!

Drop the gun!

Show me your hands!

I didn't fire,
it just went off.

- Oh, my God.
- Mike's down,

somebody look at Mike!

Officer down, 1013!

[strained] I'm okay.

Okay, stop talking.
I got a lot of blood.

Get the EMTs in here now!

Okay, that's good.

Send them in here, now!
Let's go, let's go!

Let's go! I need a clear
route to the hospital.

Get them in here!

We got a gut shot, here.

Get a compress.

Okay, it's okay.
Hang in there, son.

Hang in there.

Hang in there, son.

Hang in there.

Come on.

You'll be all right.

- He'll need blood.
- We're on it.

Now, go.

Meet you at Lincoln Hospital.

Okay, baby.
It's all right.

- You're okay.
- Annie and Tommy?

- Where are they?
- They're safe.

How is he?
How is Dodds?

- He took a bullet.
- How bad?

There was a lot of blood.

He, uh, it was a gut shot,
so they just took him

to Lincoln Hospital.

All right, let's go.

Lieutenant, are you all right?

We didn't search Munson.

So I left Dodds in there.

So this is on me.

Chief. How is he?

Well, shot through the abdomen,
bullet hit an artery.

He, uh, he lost a lot of blood.

But Mike's a fighter.
I told him that.

- What can we do?
- He's B negative.

Highway's been dispatched
to the blood bank,

but they're going through
what they have fast.

I'm O negative, that works.

Where do I go?
It's right down the hall.

All right, thank you.

Are you the family?

- I'm not, he is.
- Yes, we are.

- I'm Dr. Rosenthal.
- How is he?

There was a lot of
vascular damage,

but we stopped the bleeding
for now.

- Can I see him?
- He's still in surgery.

There's a risk of sepsis
and organ failure,

but if we get through
the next few hours...


Mr. Dodds, if you haven't
reached out already,

any family members
who should be here...

you should get them here.

Okay, thank you, Doctor.

Is there any...
any calls I can make?

I haven't spoken
to his mother in years.

The last I...
the last I heard,

she was living on some ashram
in Southern India.

Okay, what about
your other son?

Might he be able
to get in touch with her?

You know about Matt?


He's in Mexico, somewhere,
getting his life together

for the... 50th time.

I'll text him again.

Mike also said
that he just got engaged.

Oh, my God! Alice.

Oh, I'll call her too.

She's... she...
she loves Mike.

- Any word?
- Still in surgery.

Chief said
he lost a lot of blood.

Dodds' last day at SVU,
and he runs into a bullet.

He'll be okay.
He bounced back

from the last one pretty fast.
He's a tough dude.

- It hit an artery, Fin.
- I'm just saying.

So I'm going to be
at the hospital for a while.

Thanks, Lucy.

Yes. Yes, have your mother
pray for him.

Thanks, honey.

I got here as quick as I could.

He still in surgery?

- He's alive.
- We'll take that.

You all right?


I was walking Munson's kids
out to the car.

- Yeah.
- And I left Dodds in there.

- I had a feeling...
- Whoa, oh, oh, don't do that.

There's a hundred ways
that could have gone.

I should have let Dodds
walk the kids out to the car.

Hey, look at me.

You all right?
You need anything?

Something to eat?
Maybe a coffee.

- Just be here.
- I'm not going anywhere.

His fiancee's flying in.

- Good.
- I'll have Aviation

- pick her up.
- Yeah, great.

And we'll keep
an eye out for her.

My daughter tells me
that your son saved her life.

He was doing his job.

Mr. Dodds.

Mike's recovering in the ICU.

It was touch-and-go,
but you were right,

- he's a fighter.
- Can I see him?

Yeah, he's awake,

but with the anesthesia,
he'll be in and out.

Wait, wait, wait, wait.



Lisa Munson.

What? What'd you say?

Lisa Munson.
Is she all right?

She is, thanks to you.

I blew it, Dad.

- No, no, no, you didn't.
- I didn't search the guy.

I should have known better.

You saved a woman
and her two children.

You know, after this,

you can put the hero thing
aside for a while.

Whatever you say,

I bet you're pretty
pissed off at me right now.

'Cause you got yourself shot?

No, 'cause you had to call Mom.

I haven't been able
to get ahold of her yet,

but I spoke to Alice,
and she is on her way.

Oh, yeah.

Well, you got lucky
with that girl, son.

Yeah, I know.

Hey, facial recognition unit
got a hit on the guy

that threatened Barba.

Please tell me he's not a CO.

No, it's Felipe Heredio.
He's a lieutenant in BX9.

We put his brother away
a couple of years ago

- for gang rape.
- His brother-so it's personal.

Well, maybe,
or maybe the brother cut a deal

with the COs upstate,
or maybe...

Wait, we should tell
the Lieutenant.

This guy threatened
to kill Barba again?

Where's Barba now?

We got the counselor
a security detail

- over his objections.
- We have a last known

- for Felipe?
- Yeah.

It's almost dawn,
he'll be home.

Start knocking down doors,
all three of you,

and please...
wear your vests.

We're on it, Lieutenant.

Do you know where I can find
Lieutenant Benson?

Yeah, she's right there.

- Ah, you must be Alice.
- Alice Gray, Mike's fiancee.

Yes, yes, Alice.
This way, this way.

Mike, look who I found.

- Mike, hi.
- Hey.

- Hey.
- Oh...

I'm okay.
I'm going to be...

No, I know.

- Lieutenant?
- Yeah?

I told you I was englazed.

This is my... my fi...



I was hoping that
we would meet at the wedding.

Can you give me
a couple of days?

I got shot, you know?

Yeah. Again.

Let's try not to turn this
into a regular thing, okay?



- Hmm?
- Chief. Hey.

Alice is here,
should we give them a minute?

I'm up.
I'm up.

It's gonna be okay.
Everything's gonna be fine.

We're gonna go home
and we're gonna...

Thanks, officer.

Yeah, he... he sounded
a little out of it to me.

Well, they got him
all doped up.

His language
seemed a little off.

He's drugged.

He did call me Pop-Pop,

which is what
he used to call my father.

Yeah, I don't think
it would hurt

to... to mention it
to the doctor.

Excuse me, nurse?

Hi, can we see
Dr. Rosenthal, please?

- Monitor's active.
- Is the farm moving?

- Get him on pulse oxi.
- What's his temp?

102, tachycardic to 140s.

I'll get the truck.

Okay, Mike,
don't worry about that.

We need an emergent head CT.

Let's go.
Let's go.

Notify neurology.
Have them meet us upstairs.

Let's run coags
and fibrinogen, STAT.

- Where are you taking him?
- CT, CAT scan.

What is it?
What happened?

When we know something,
we'll let you know.

- Here you go.
- Thanks.

How badly was he
slurring his words?

It was more like
he wasn't making sense.

Alice is at the deli,
she wants to know

- if anybody wants anything.
- Oh, no, we're good.

- Thanks.
- Mike is lucky

to have her in his corner,
she is just a great kid.

Yeah, she is.

And his brother,
who never comes through,

caught the first plane
out of Mexico City.

Always looked up to Mike.

Mr. Dodds.

they say it's, uh, you know...

There were clots
in his brain, you know.

And then bleeding, and uh...

They tried transfusing
platelets or something, but...

You know, it's...
it's just a massive stroke.

I'm so sorry.

We can see him breathing.

His heart's beating.

It's strong.

But, you know,

neurologically he,
you know, he's...

he's already...

Uh, you know... ah,
the... the, uh,

the only reason they...
they keep the machines on is...

is, uh...

Oh, God... for his...
for his organs.


My God, I'm sorry.

Oh, God!

Oh, God, I'm sorry!

I'm sorry.

Center face!



Present... arms!

Order... arms!

I'm so sorry.

So after you...

reamed me out
for slipping that video

to New York 1,

Dodds walks in and tells you
that he did it?

Well, not in so many words,
but he told me

not to ask too many questions.

That son of a bitch,
he let me twist in the wind.

- See, Dodds had your back.
- Mm.

Good for him.

Counselor, just...
just so you know,

we haven't
arrested Heredio yet,

but we have units
posted on his block.

I'm not worried.
Not in here.



How's Mike's mother doing?

Well, she didn't want
a funeral.

You know, she wanted
to spread his ashes

over the Ganges, you know?

But she's been, uh,
she's been helpful to me.

And to Mike's brother.

Boy, she's got...

she's got more perspective,
you know?

You know, I'm just...

His last day at SVU
and he does this.

He knew better.

He's known since he was six,
since I was a beat cop.

DV is the most dangerous
situation in the world.

What the hell was he thinking?

That he wanted to be
like his father.


A hero.

Okay, everybody.
Listen up.

Listen up!

Quiet down in the back, there.

All right, raise your glasses.

A toast!

To the bravest cop
we ever worked with.

Sergeant Michael Dodds.

To Dodds!

- To Dodds!
- To Dodds!

Number three.
He looks smaller in there.

They usually do, Counselor.

And for what it's worth,

while he was in holding,
he told me

he got paid $250
each time he talked to you.

250, that's it?
I should be offended.

- Who paid him?
- That he wouldn't say.

Based on what he did say,
threat assessment's going to

keep the security detail
on you 24/7.


Still want to be an ADA?

I've been thinking about it.

I heard there's
an opening in Brooklyn.

The thing is, Counselor,
I took an oath

to protect and serve.

So I don't want to leave.
Not now, anyway.

After what happened
to Dodds, it just...

- Doesn't feel right.
- I get it.

In the end, we're all just
passing through.

How's Liv doing?

She's taking it hard.


If I could do it again, I...

I wouldn't have left him
in that house.

I have more experience.

Maybe I could've
talked to him...

Talked Munson out of it?

Or overpowered a 6'8 man with
a gun and nothing to live for?

You said there were
two children there.

You got them out.
They have their mother.

And Chief Dodds
doesn't have his son.

Why does he deserve that?

Or do you mean,
why do you deserve to live

when Dodds is dead?

You've got to mourn this loss,

but you cannot judge yourself
for feeling relieved

that you survived.

I can't?

You are lucky to be alive,
and Noah is lucky that you are.

But that is not why
you left that house.

I know you think
you know everything,

but no one could have predicted
what was going to happen there.

It was Dodds' time.

It wasn't yours.

I just feel so exhausted.

- Probably better than numb.
- Oh, I feel that, too.

I don't know how
you're still standing

after the last few days.

The whole year, actually.

Well, lucky I got
this little guy

to wake me up at 6:00 a.m.

- Big dog!
- Yeah, a doggie,

That's right, a doggie.

I put transfer papers in today.

Hostage negotiation
has an opening.

You're leaving IAB?

After all this time, that's...

Like letting go of a rope.

At the funeral,
I realized I can't spend

the rest of my life
obsessing about whether or not

a cop is lying to me.

Wow, Ed.

You know, I never did ask you

how you ended up in IAB
to begin with.

It's a long story.

Actually, no, it's not.

After my ex and I...
she, uh...

I just thought I could never
trust anybody again.

So you joined IAB
to confirm that belief.

Turns out I was wrong.

Olivia Margaret Benson,
I trust you.

And this little guy.

We have a good thing
going here, the three of us.

Yeah, we do.



It might be nice
to get away for a while.

How do you feel about Paris?



I like it.

See you guys next season!
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