Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 20, Episode 20 - The Good Girl - full transcript

Benson and the team work to uncover a pregnant teenager's secret when she refuses to name the baby's father.

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.

Notice your breath as it flows gently

in and out of your body.

Let your chest rise and fall...


Are you kidding me?

If your thoughts wander,

simply refocus your mind on
your breathing.



Namaste my ass.


What the hell are you doing?
I can hear you in here!

No, you're so annoying!

Look, we have rules,
Mackenzie, you know that!

Well, I don't need rules.
They're stupid!

- Hey! You're not going to have this!
- If Mom were here...

She is not here! I am!

I'll give you no Snapchat,
but my phone?

You lost the privilege, okay?

And it's not coming back!
What are you doing?

Cook your own dinner!

- Do not throw that!

I hate you! You're so annoying!

God damn it!

Are you serious? Look at what you did!

- Stop, stop!


[SIGHS] It's nothing really.

Well, that's not what
your neighbor says.

Yeah, well, she's a nosy bitch,

always butting in
where she's not wanted.

- That's enough.
- Are you going to arrest us?

It... it's just a big misunderstanding.

A lot of blood and broken
glass for a misunderstanding.

If you just let me call Chase.

Did he hit you?

I don't know. Can I have my phone back?

Garrett Howard and his step-daughter,

Mackenzie Tolliver, 13.

Neighbor said she was screaming
bloody murder.

- Where's Mom?
- I didn't think to ask.

It's more up your alley anyway.

You suspect child abuse?

There was evidence of a fight.

She wouldn't say if she was hurt

and Dad cut himself on some glass.

Figured I'd bring 'em both
here to get checked out.

Okay, we'll take it from here.

Mr. Howard, Mackenzie.

I'm Lieutenant Benson.
Uh, this is Detective Carisi.

What do you want?

Mr. Howard, why do... why don't
you come talk to me over here?

So Mackenzie...

Lieutenant, you saved me a call.

- If you have a minute.
- Okay.

Give me a moment. I'll be right back.

- What's going on?
- I think we may have a problem.

What kind of problem?

The girl was pretty
hysterical when she came in.

Okay, did she say what was wrong?

Well, I tried to give her
something to calm her down.

- She refused to take it.
- Because?

She thought it would hurt her baby.

You're kidding me.

She's 13 years old.

Thirteen and pregnant.

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It's my fault, right?
I should've been stricter?

Well, you can't lock them
in their rooms, Mr. Howard.

Why not?

Do you have any idea
who the father might be?

She didn't tell me she was pregnant.

Why would she tell me
who the father is?

Did Mackenzie have a boyfriend?

Not that I know of.

Did she ever mention any boys?

Maybe somebody she went to school with,

could've been somebody she met online.

What do I know about raising a girl?

You know, it was stupid

to think that I could replace Angela.

- Is that her mother?
- Yeah.

She passed two years ago.

We were only married
for a short period of time.


So it's... it's just been
you two... alone

for the past few years?

I know you have to ask,
but come on, man.


I'm a father to her.

Stepfather. Did you adopt Mackenzie?

I couldn't.

She has a junkie father
running around somewhere.

He and Angela divorced when we met.

Look, the thing is...

I love Mackenzie like she's my own

and I thought I was doing
the right thing.


The doctor at the hospital
let me hear the heartbeat.

It was the most unreal feeling ever.

And you didn't tell your dad?

Stepdad, and I was going to.

It's just Garrett is a little
hard to talk to sometimes.

The baby's only eight weeks old.

Did you tell the baby's father?

He wouldn't care.

Well, how do you know that?

I don't want to talk about it.

Can I go to school now?
I have a math quiz,

- and it's super important.
- Not quite yet, Mackenzie.

So I know that this is
difficult to talk about,

but we need to know
the details of what happened.

So... the first question
I want to ask you is...

were you upset about how this happened?

Why do you even care?

I'm old enough to make
my own decisions.

No one is saying you're not.

We're concerned though and
your stepfather's concerned.

Listen, we just want
what's best for you.


He was just some guy.

What was his name?

I don't know.

I was buying yogurt in Whole Foods.

We started talking.

It was only one time in his car.

So he's old enough to drive.

You don't understand.

I wanted to; he didn't
force me or anything like that.

Listen, Mackenzie,
if he was a grown man.

it's not okay.

So what color was the car?

It was blue. A BMW, I think.

Great, that's very helpful, Mackenzie.

And what else can
you remember about him?


Because under the law, Mackenzie,

what he did to you

may be rape.

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- Is she okay?
- She's fine, considering.

Did she say who the father was?

She said it's a man that
she met at Whole Foods.

She doesn't know his name.

That's ridiculous.

Yeah, I know. She's...

she's covering for somebody.

Why would she do that?

Because she's 13 years old
and this is a lot to handle.

She'll come around in time.

Well, and if she doesn't?

Do you know anybody
that drives a blue BMW?

No. Why?

Mr. Howard, would you mind
taking a look at this?

Anybody here ring a bell?

Where did you get this?

Our computer geeks found it

on Mackenzie's fake Instagram account.

It's just an account where
she can hide stuff from you.

"Send nudes they said.
It'd be fun they said, lolz."

That doesn't even sound like Mackenzie.

Do you recognize them?

Well, they must be from her school.


This is middle school.

Our biggest problems are
cyberbullying and texting,

not teen pregnancy.

Well, unfortunately
that's where we are.

Now what can you tell us
about Mackenzie?

She's bright, popular,
gets good grades.

She never gets in trouble.

Have you noticed a behavioral change

in her recently?

Honestly, no.

She's always been a standout
student, super involved.

Volleyball, school play, art club.

Okay, is there... is there

someone that she could've confided in?

Maybe, uh, a... a close friend
or something?

I can ask around but I can assure you,

whatever happened to her
didn't happen here.

Okay, hey, Father, I need you to look

at one more thing for me, all right?

These two boys, they go to school here?

Yes, of course.

Uh, Logan Larson and Chase Madera.

Okay, we're going to need
to talk to them.

We were at Chase's hanging out.

His dad was home.

Nothing, like, sexual happened.

All right, well, then tell me, Logan,

why did she write,

that you asked to send nudes?

I-I was screwing around. I don't know.

She never did send them.

Did you ever date Mackenzie?

No. I mean, we're friends, you know?

- But you thought about it.
- Sure.

I mean...

Okay, listen, I know what you mean.

No, it's not like that.

Mack is just one of those girls
who is always touching you.

Touching how?

She puts her hand
on yours, stuff like that.

Makes you think...

Makes you think what, Logan?

That she wants to be
closer than you really are,

but I never did anything.

I used to think it was
because she was shy.

But now?

I realized she wants you
to lean in real close.

How close?

Close enough to smell her perfume.

It was like blueberries or something.

Huh. Did you like that?


I mean, the girls around here

aren't allowed to wear that stuff.

Most of them follow the rules.

But not Mackenzie?

I guess.

Did you ever get past the,
uh, the smelling stage?

I tried to kiss her a couple
of times but we never did.

She's a tease.

Did that make you mad?

More like confused.

Maybe the whole thing was an act,

Or maybe she was
a scared 13-year-old girl.

Yeah, tell that to Dreyfus.

Who's that?

He teaches drama,

but the real drama is
what goes on backstage.

That's what I've heard anyways.

She's a natural. Hey, do you mind?

We're having a dress rehearsal

Nah, it's all good.

You ever worked one-on-one
with Mackenzie?


Yeah, sure. I read lines with her.

I do with all the students.

Maybe a little more often
with Mackenzie?

Yeah, what with her being
such a natural and all.

[CHUCKLES] You're kidding me, right?

I would think a couple of detectives

would see right through student gossip.

Hormones set teenage fantasies flying.

This may be a little more
than fantasy, Mr. Dreyfus.

Mackenzie Tolliver is pregnant.

She's only 13.


Oh, my God.
You think that I'm the father.


Is there a reason that we shouldn't?

Look, I never touched that girl

and anyone who says I did is a liar.

What kind of car do
you drive, Mr. Dreyfus?

A BMW. Why?

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Let me guess, blue?

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- Let's go.
- Wait, am I under arrest?

You can be if you don't want
to come willingly.

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I've been at Saint Matthew's
for eight years.

Why would I do something like this now?

One of the great mysteries of life.

You know, some guys, they...
they just like young girls.

The younger the better.

Have you asked around the school?

I've got a great record.

I've never been accused
of anything like this.

Well, everybody's got
to start somewhere.

Okay, okay, you say
that she's pregnant?

I'll give blood, DNA,
whatever you want.

That's exactly what we want to hear.

Absolutely not.

I thought you wanted to know
who the father was.

I did, but judging by
the looks on your faces now,

uh, I'm not so sure.

Even if Mackenzie was raped?

Look, she doesn't see it that way

and at this point, she's decided

she's keeping the baby.

So what?

So... wait, wait, you're... you're fine

with what happened to your daughter?

I have to be.

I loved Mack's mom, I love Mack.


I'm in this for the long haul.

And the last thing we need is
some stranger butting in

and demanding rights that
he doesn't deserve.

Look, this is what Mackenzie wants!

Mackenzie's a child.

She doesn't know what she wants.

Yes, she does.

And if that changes, we'll reconsider.

So the way this usually works is,

first there's a crime, and then
we go to court and

we nail the person that did it.

We can't tell if there's a crime

until we know who the father is.

- We think it was an adult?
- She won't say,

and unless we can get her to take

a paternity test,

then we won't know who the father is

and we don't know if she was raped.

You realize her
attorney's going to argue

some form of my body my choice?

She's 13 years old, Peter.

And then we're gonna get hit
with a heavy dose

of her right to privacy.

Is there a chance?

Just... is there even a chance?

As long as judges are human,
there's a chance.

Hey, Stone got the motion
put on tomorrow's calendar.

Good for you.

Well, don't be so excited about it.

What I meant was, Liv,
is it's good for you.

I'm not so sure how good
it is for Mackenzie.

There's a chance that we're
looking at statutory rape.

There's a chance we're not.

I mean, Dreyfus offered up his DNA.

Well, what can I say?

It makes my skin crawl
a little bit thinking about

a court violating a minor's privacy.

You know, because let's say
for the sake of argument that

the father is Zack or Jake or
some other middle schooler.

Why ruin his life too?

I didn't know a baby
ruined anyone's life.

You know what I mean.

You know, maybe she... she's...

she's keeping the burden off
another 13-year-old.

Maybe she's being righteous by...

by keeping him in the dark.

And if it's a 40-year-old
drama teacher?

[SIGHS] I mean, did you?

Did I what?

Yeah, when you were pregnant,

did you let the father
know before you...

Before I what?

[SIGHS] You're making me say it?

We were standing right
here and you told me

that you had an abortion.

I-I never said that.

So I dreamt it?

No, Amanda, what I said was...

is that regret can be
an awful thing to live with

and so you assumed...

Yeah, and you let me.

I did, and I'm sorry, Amanda.

It's just... it's a
very complicated story

and I didn't want to get into it.

So it's a privacy thing,

which... which was
my argument to begin with

in this conversation.

- All right?
- Okay.

What the hell? Mackenzie.

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

Are you this Lieutenant
she's yapping about?

I'm Lieutenant Benson.

- $19.65.
- I'm sorry?

That's what was on the meter.

Who takes a cab without money?

Here. Thanks.

- A tip would be appreciated.

I hope you learned something,
young lady.

I'm so sorry. I was gonna call.

It's just Garrett took my phone.

Okay, that's why we're here, Mackenzie.

Are you okay? What's...

- what's going on?
- I don't know.

I told Garrett that it was Mr. Dreyfus.

What did he say?

He was so upset. Mr. D's a good guy.

I didn't want him to get in trouble.

I just thought that,
with the blood test,

you'd figure out anyway
and I'm sorry about the money.

Mackenzie, where is
your stepfather right now?

I don't know. I told him and he left.

Did he say where he was going?

No, he slammed the door. He was so mad.

Okay, honey, I want you to
have a seat right here.

I'll be right back.




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Mr. Dreyfus?

Mr. Howard.

Mr. Howard, put the weapon down now.


I didn't mean to.


I was so angry.
I didn't know what I was doing.

Has your blood ever boiled, Mr. Stone?

She's only 13. I mean, how could he?

Please tell us what happened,
Mr. Howard.

Go on.

Uh, Mack told me about
the theater teacher,

uh, Mr. Dreyfus.

And I had met him last spring
after the Easter play,

and all I could think about
is his hairy body

on top of my sw... my sweet...



Um, what did you say to Mr. Dreyfus?

I asked him how could he.

I asked him what kind of animal...

and I told him there was
a special place in hell

waiting just for him.

What did he say to you?

[SIGHS] He told me to leave

and I said I wouldn't until he
told me to my face what he did.

And did he?

He just smiled.

This cruel heartless smile
and he told me to leave again

and I couldn't move.

And I'm so filled with... with
anger, with so much hate.

And he... he pushed me,
I-I pushed him back,

and... and then... [SNIFFS]

And then what, Mr. Howard?

I saw the trophy.
It was on the coffee table.

I grabbed it and I swung.

And as soon as I saw him
lying there, not moving,

I was filled with guilt.

One sin does not justify another and...

I think that's enough.

Obviously he was under
extreme emotional distress.

I can't go lower than Man Two.

How much?

Two years, one probation.

You're kidding!

He killed a man.

And what jury is going to convict him?

Thanks but no thanks.

There's a Mr. Woodward here.

Says it's about
the Quentin Dreyfus murder.

Send him in.

Thank you for seeing me.

What can I do for you, Mr. Woodward?

Uh, I knew Quentin Dreyfus.

In fact, I knew him very well.

Have a seat. I'm sorry for your loss.

Can I get you something? Water?

Oh, I'm fine.

Well, like I'll ever be fine again.

I loved Quentin and he loved me.

I see.

What those people are saying about him,

that he had sex with
that student, it can't be true.

He wouldn't.

Were you in a serious relationship?

We were going
to get married next summer.

I'm sorry, you've...

you've caught me completely off guard.

Uh, nobody told me that...

Of course, of course
they didn't... they didn't know.

Do you know what would happen
to him at that school

if they found out?

Did you live together?

I asked him to move in

but he was afraid a student
or a teacher would find out.

And there's absolutely no chance he...


He's never had sex with a woman.

His student, Mackenzie Tolliver...

Is lying.

I have no idea why, but she is.

Is there anyone else
who can confirm this?

Would my whole family be good enough?

All of our friends?

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Is it... is it true that he was
killed with a bowling trophy?

It is.

The West Village Pin Poppers.

It's an LGBTQ league.
That's where we met.

Anyway, I thought that you should know.

Not that it matters now.

Thank you. Thank you for your time.


Liv, it's Peter.

Something stinks.


Mr. Kayman, the lawyer,

he said that Garrett would be
out on bail before dinner.

He spoke to Family Services
so I could stay home.

And you're okay with that?

With my teacher being dead
or that my stepdad's the one...

It was my fault
that he went over there.

It was an accident, right?

Mackenzie, it's...
it's normal to be afraid,

to be sad, to be scared.

I can... I can help you
find a place to stay tonight.

No, no, no. It's fine.

I'm just... I'm focusing on dinner.

What are you making?

Veal chops.

Garrett's favorite. [CHUCKLES]

When I was 13, the only thing
I could make was Pop-Tarts.

Um, my mom taught me.

She used to cook every night for him.

You loved her very much, huh?

I still do. I miss her.

Mackenzie, I need to talk
to you about something.

No, I can't. Not right now.

Sweetie, it's important.

I'm not sure that
you're telling me the truth

about Mr. Dreyfus.

I am.


Well, then, would you mind telling me

exactly how it happened.

All right?

You said that you didn't know his name

and you said that you met
in Whole Foods.

Well, I didn't want
to get him in trouble.

Well, that's understandable

but I think maybe there's somebody else

that you don't want to get in trouble.

- You're clueless.
- Well, then clue me in.

Mackenzie, do you feel safe

when you're at home with Garrett?

He's not gonna hurt me.

Wait, you think he put this baby in me?

Did he?

It was Mr. Dreyfus.

Now that he's dead,
I can't even prove it.

Well, we don't think that it was him.

And if Garrett killed Dreyfus
because of your lie...

It only matters if he knows
I was lying, right?

I have to go.

Garrett doesn't like it when I'm late.

Well, she's right.

If Garrett didn't know
she was lying about Dreyfus,

- he still has a defense.
- My point is...

is that she's in eighth grade.

How did she know that?

You think she wanted Garrett
to kill Dreyfus?

A teenager? I don't think
she thinks anything through.

But I know that
she's protecting somebody

and my... my gut tells me
that it's Garrett.

I'll just have to put her
on the stand to find out.


My Lieutenant and I rushed over

to Mr. Dreyfus's apartment.

Mr. Dreyfus was on the floor.

He was dead

and Garrett Howard
was sitting on the couch

holding a bowling trophy.

Was this the trophy, Detective?


Huh. I mean this... this could
really do some damage.


You made your point, Mr. Stone.

That's all.


When you arrive at
the deceased's apartment,

did Mr. Howard try to run?


Did he deny hitting
Mr. Dreyfus with the trophy?

- No.
- Did he say anything to you?

He said, "I didn't mean to."

Thank you, Detective.

Witness may step down.

The people call Mackenzie Tolliver.


She's 13 years old, Your Honor.

She's perfectly competent to testify.

Approach, Your Honor.

This better be good, Mr. Kayman.

- Well?

Well, this is a bit awkward.

Objecting without grounds usually is.

The proposed witness
is unable to testify

because her communications with
the defendant are privileged.

I'm sorry, I'm... I'm not aware

of any stepfather/stepdaughter

Neither am I, counselor.

Yeah, but I'm sure you both
are aware of spousal privilege.

The defendant and Ms. Tolliver,

or should I say Mrs. Howard,
are legally married.


♪ ♪

Here is the original marriage license.

It's from Missouri.

And a copy for you.


that's enough for today.

We're adjourned.



The marriage license was duly
recorded in a courthouse

in Caruthersville, Missouri,
on August 27, 2018.

It's a year after her mother died.

She was too young to even know
what marriage means.

It's bonkers.

Almost 20 states have
no minimum age for marriage.

Over 200,000 kids were married

since 1999, some as young as 11.

Turns out Caruthersville is a
real hot spot for child brides.

So this marriage is legal.

Maybe. Under the Missouri statute,

a child under 16 can get married

as long as they have the
consent of a blood relative.


Now this consent was
executed by Marcus Tolliver.

- That's Mackenzie's father.
- He's a junkie who's in the wind.

Right, he was in Rikers, he did

three years for attempted burglary,

he got released four years ago,

and then nothing until this.

Track him down.
Relatives, family, friends.

She got a, uh, she's got
an aunt in Connecticut,

Penelope Archer.



Why didn't she call me?

She didn't do anything wrong.

Garrett killed that man.

She's moving in with me and that is it.

It's... it's not that simple.

What are you talking about?

I will go to the courthouse
and I will tell them that...

Um, listen,

she and Garrett are married.

She's 13.

Apparently that's legal in Missouri.

- Missouri.
- Yeah, that's not all.

She's pregnant.

With his child?

That's what they're saying.

Oh, my God.

Oh, that sick pervert.

Were you and Mackenzie close?

I'm her aunt.

When Angela died,
I tried to get closer.

I, you know,
we'd go down into the city,

for girls' trips,

shopping, brunch.

But after a while,
she started to shut me out

and now I know why.

- I should've known.
- You can't blame yourself.

No, she should've been living here.

It's not like Garrett was even family.

Well, speaking of which,

we're... we're trying to locate
Mackenzie's father.


Now there's a first class
screw-up for you.

Seems like Angela had a thing for them.

He went to prison, you know.

Have you spoken to him
since he was released?

He came here asking for money
after we buried Angela.

"Pay up or I'll take Mackenzie."

So you paid him.


You know, to think that I thought

Mackenzie would be better off
with Garrett.

I gave him about five grand in cash

and I told him never come back here.

And when he's broke, he just calls.

So you have his address.

I have an old one.

Uh, he's not exactly the type

that stays in one place for long.


- Who are you?
- NYPD...

I need to talk to Marcus Tolliver.

- Never heard of him.
- Lola, I need a lighter.

Shall I introduce you?

She's a cop.

What the hell did you do this time?

I'm here to talk to you
about your daughter.

- You have a kid?
- Oh, shut up.

Did something happen to Mack?

Well, first of all, she's pregnant.

Just like her mom.

Oh, that's okay though
'cause she's married, right?

Look, she said

she loved the guy.
What do you want from me?

Yeah, I would ask
what you were thinking,

but I don't... I don't see much
of that going on here.

Oh, you come to my house to insult me?

- How much did Garrett pay you?
- For what?

Are you stuck on stupid, Marcus?

How much did he pay you
to sign the consent form?



Okay, okay.

He gave me ten grand.

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They're married?

Under Missouri law,
it's perfectly legal.

The duly authorized license
is attached to our papers.

I saw it.
That doesn't mean I believe it.

And I hope that one of you
will tell me why

I don't have to give
full faith and credit

to our sister state's law.

As noted in our Motion to Annul,

Missouri Law requires consent
of a blood relative.

It is our position that
Mr. Tolliver was not acting

under his own free will
when he consented.

- How so?
- He was bribed, Your Honor.

He was hard up. I gave him some cash.

- How much?
- I don't recall.

$10,000 is hard to forget.

And you've changed your mind,
Mr. Tolliver?

She's only 13, Judge.

I don't know what I was thinking.

Okay, Mr. Stone,

I assume that your motion
isn't purely altruistic.

What is your real agenda here?

Mr. Howard is currently on
trial for Manslaughter.

And you'd like to call
the young lady as witness.

The trial is continued until
this matter can be resolved.

I see.

We'll take a five minute break

and then I will hear from the bride.

I think I've always loved him.

From the first time I saw him.

When was that?

When he started dating Mom.

He made us so happy.

He would read me his books before bed.

His voice was like gold or something.

I always got goosebumps.

So you loved him like you
would a rock star?

- No.
- A father?

I wouldn't know about that.

I've never had a father.

Your Honor, that man
sitting right there,

I don't even know him.

He left before I was even born

and any law that says I need
his permission to be happy

is a stupid law.

And I love him like
a wife loves a husband.

- Like your mother loved him.
- That's right.

What do you think she would
say about your marriage?

She'd be happy that I found a good man,

just like she did.

You mean the same man, don't you?

You don't know anything.

Before Mom died, she told me
to take care of him.

I doubt this is what she meant.

That's enough. Okay.

A court in the state of
Missouri has already found

that Mr. Tolliver's consent is valid.

As such, barring fraud,
I am collaterally estopped...

The father was bribed
to consent, Your Honor.

Your bribe is Mr. Howard's
charitable contribution.

As I was saying,
I'm collaterally estopped

from finding Mr. Tolliver's
consent invalid.

As such, giving full faith
and credit to Missouri law,

I hold that the marriage
is valid in New York.


♪ ♪

You're telling me
this marriage is kosher?

According to Judge Calahan
in the Family Court, it is.

Ergo Mackenzie cannot testify
against my client.

Because of the sensitive
nature of the relationship

between Mackenzie and my client,

I move that any mention of said
relationship be prohibited.

- On what grounds?
- Clearly, said relationship

is more prejudicial than probative.

Your client is on trial for
killing his wife's teacher.

His marital status is surely relevant.

All due respect, Your Honor,

you literally turned green
when I brought it up.

Truth be told, I'm feeling
a little ill right now.

That's my point exactly.

A jury will convict him based on

his alternative marriage status

and not because of his actions.

Let's just get this over
with, shall we?

Mr. Kayman's Motion
to exclude references

to the marriage is granted.

We'll pick this up where we left off,

tomorrow morning, 10:00 a.m.


Your Honor.

This is preposterous.

So the law doesn't care
how sick this is.

Look, bottom line, to a jury,

Garret's just an irate father
who confronted the man

he thought was sleeping
with his stepdaughter.

Even though he's the one
that was raping her.

Yeah, it's not statutory rape
if they're married.

Bet you thought you'd never say that.

Hey, Stone, I looked into
those dates you asked me to.

Mackenzie's first OB-GYN appointment

was six months after they were married.

Which means we can't prove
he married her

just to avoid a rape charge.

What if he didn't?

What if he really does love her?

Then he'd protect her.

It's worth a shot.

I want to see them tomorrow
before the trial.

Okay, we're here.

Why? You got me.

It's too late for a deal, Stone.

I'm considering dropping the
charges against your client.

- Thank you.
- Yeah, no thanks necessary.

He wasn't going to win anyway.

I'm charging you, Mackenzie.


- You can't do that.
- Actually, he can.

Mackenzie, you're the one who
put the false idea

in Garrett's head that you
were sleeping with Mr. Dreyfus.

And it's completely
foreseeable that a stepfather

would take vengeance against the man

sexually preying on his stepdaughter.


Especially when the two
of you are so close.

♪ ♪

- Do something!
- Stop!

Mackenzie, you should know

that your baby will be born in prison.

- Stop!
- Don't say anything!

I killed Dreyfus. I had to.

No, you didn't!
He wasn't going to say anything!

You should never have
told him about us.

He was my friend.

After the cops talked to him,
they told him I was pregnant.

He came to me, he was worried about me,

but he promised not to say anything.

I lost your mother.

I couldn't take the chance that
anyone would find out about us.

But your marriage was legal.

There's nothing
to be ashamed of, unless...

I am not ashamed!

You look at her.

How could you not fall in love
with someone so beautiful

and so sweet?

An angel sent from heaven
to bless my life,

to bless me, and look at us now.

Your stupid laws have ruined us.

My whole life
I've searched for real love

and I found it.

What was I supposed to do?

Waiting till she was 18
would've been a good start.

About that deal?

Man One, he does 20.

Max is 25.

Take it or I'll add statutory rape.

You... you can't prove that.

There's no spousal privilege
when child abuse is involved.

What jury is going
to believe that you waited

until you were married
to sleep with someone

that you loved so much?

Get this douche out of here.

No, no, please! Don't do this!

- Baby, I love you. I love you.
- No, no!

Listen to me, you have to let him go.

Let him...


♪ ♪

- What are you doing here?
- I care about you.

Right, that's why you ruined my life?

[SCOFFS] He killed
your friend, Mackenzie.

- He manipulated you.
- I wanted to.

No, he made you think
that you wanted to.

You're just jealous.

Mackenzie, I didn't know your mother,

but I guarantee you she
wouldn't have approved

of you getting married at this age.

How do you know?

Because I know that she loved you

and I know she would've done
anything to protect you.

Just like I would do anything
to protect my son

and keep him happy and keep him safe.

Just like you would do anything
to protect your baby.

Honey, I know that this is
hard to see right now.

Why? Because I'm just a kid?

No, honey, that's a good thing.

That's a great thing

and it's... it's a mistake
to run away from that.

- I'm not stupid, you know.
- I know that.

But you were vulnerable

and Garrett took advantage of that.

- I took good care of him.
- Honey, I know.

When he looked at me,
it made me feel...

Wanted? Needed?

Loved? Like I was a real woman.

Oh, sweetheart.

But, sweetheart, you're not...


The truth of the matter is
you should've been out

riding bikes with your friends,

gossiping with your friends,

and Garrett took something
from you that is...

that is irreplaceable.

My childhood?


Mackenzie, but what
I can promise you...

♪ ♪

Is the way your baby
is gonna look at you.

It's going to make you feel...

more loved,

more needed than you can ever imagine.

But it's an awesome responsibility.

- I bet you're a good mom.

I don't know.
It's just trial and error.

At least you didn't die.


Oh, sweetheart. Sweetheart.

- Oh, honey.

♪ ♪