Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 21, Episode 16 - Eternal Relief from Pain - full transcript

Rollins' sister stirs up trouble and a possible SVU investigation when she reports a doctor who trades prescription painkillers for sex.

In the criminal justice

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, Captain.


Yeah, I'm gonna be
a little late.

I've been putting off
a doctor's appointment.

Yeah, no.

Everything's fine.



No worries.


Hey, Noah, let's go.

Jake's older brother was
suspended yesterday for vaping.

You didn't tell me that.

Yeah, in the school bathroom
with three other boys.

- What grade are they in?
- Fifth.

Hey, Noah.

You know to never do anything
like that, right?

Mom, c'mon.

You been running
on that knee?

We're gonna have to drain it.

[cell phone vibrates]

You need to take that?

No, it's... it's all good.

Yeah, let's do this.


Hey, Amanda, it's me.

I know.
Long time, no speak, right?

Hey, look, I'm in trouble.

I failed a drug test today,
and if they revoke my parole...

I-I have a kid now, a son.

I'm sorry I didn't tell you,
but, uh, you...

uh, can you
call me back, please?

I could really use
your advice on something.

Um, okay, thank you.
I love you!


Here we go.

- Oh, excuse me!
- Yeah?

Hi, could you watch my son

while I just run
to the bathroom for a minute?

- I guess.
- It'll just take a minute.

Thank you.

[eerie music]

How are you with pain?

- I have two kids.
- [chuckles]

Okay, don't be a hero.

There's a lot of really good
painkillers out there.

What's your pharmacy?

There's some family history.
I'll stick with aspirin.


Vaping in fifth grade?

Just tobacco?

I didn't think to ask.

I mean, I'm not worried.
He... he would never.



Just keep an eye out.

Don't worry about it.

Hey, Kim, sorry I, uh,
I didn't pick up before.

I don't even know
where you are.

Anyway, I'm free now, okay?
Call me back.


What's your name?

Are you still hungry?
Do you want more pizza?

Excuse me.

This lady had me watch her boy,

but she's been in
the bathroom awhile.

She just left her kid
with you?

That's not cool.


[toddler screaming]

[water running]



Oh, man.

Can we get some help
down here, please?

[cell phone buzzing]

[dramatic music]


Special Victims Unit

Season 21 Episode 16

Episode Title: " Eternal Relief from Pain"
Aired on: 02/27/20220

Thank you, Officer.

Amanda, how's Mason?
Did you find out where he is?

He's at Child Services
right now.

Don't look at me like that.
I feel bad enough as it is.

Yeah, you should.
You left him with a stranger

so that you could go do drugs.

Well, I ran the sink

so somebody would come in
if I OD'd.

That's your idea
of a great plan?

- Uh-huh.
- Sorry.

Yelling at you is not gonna do
anything right now, is it?

It's okay.
I deserve it.

It's just, I haven't seen you
for two years.

It was three, actually.
I was trying not to bother you.

And I was worried sick
about you.

One minute
we're living together

and you've got
your bipolar under control.

You turned a corner, Kim.

- You turned a corner!
- That's the thing.

That's the thing!
It was under control.

But I was feeling so good,

I just thought I didn't
have to take all those meds.

Oh, Kim!

I quit cold turkey.

You know, I started
partying a little,

but I knew you didn't want that
around Jesse, so...

So you disappeared.

At least I didn't sell
all your stuff this time.

Well, we have that,
don't we?


So where did you go?

'Cause Mama said she didn't
hear from you either.

I wanted to show that
I could make it on my own,

so I moved back in with that
lawyer you introduced me to.

- Lorenzo?
- Uh-huh.

- So he's your son's father?
- No.

When he found that out,
it kind of blew that up.

But, uh, I wound up
moving into a shelter,

having the baby on my own.

And getting high
on fentanyl and heroin?

- It wasn't like that.
- Mm-hmm.

I had to take a drug test
every two weeks.

I was clean my whole pregnancy.
Thank God for that.

But I had a Cesarean
and it got infected.

They gave me something
for the pain.

Two years ago.

Yeah, well,
once you start those pills,

they are so hard to stop.

I found another doctor
who understood that,

but even then,
it was so expensive.

So you do cheaper
street drugs,

and who knows what's in those,
and Kim,

you are supposed to be

I know.

They're gonna send me back
to prison,

but what about Mason?

You have to help me.

I don't know what I can do.

What about other people?
They get deals, don't they?

Yeah, they flip on somebody,

they give the DA something
that they want,

but I don't think giving up
your dealer

is gonna help right now.

- Not my dealer, my doctor.
- Oh, come...

Once he knew I was hooked,

he wouldn't prescribe me Oxy
unless I had sex with him.

[tense music]


Your sister OD'd
in a dollar-slice joint?

She was stressed out because
she failed a drug test,

and she was worried that
she was gonna lose custody.


She has a kid?

It turns out I'm an aunt.

- So what's she want?
- Hold on, Fin.

He's right.

She's looking to make a deal.

She claims that the doctor
that she gets her Oxy from

is extorting her for sex.

I have no idea whether or not
to believe her.

She's a junkie.
She's working you.

Hold on, Fin.

Does she have any way
to back up her story?

Has she told anyone?

I didn't get that far.

I wanted to talk to you first.

Is she still in the hospital?

She's in the Tombs
waiting to be processed,

and she goes before
a judge tomorrow.

[dramatic musical sting]

Where's Amanda?
She wouldn't come?

It's just us, Kim.

It's simpler.

Well, I really appreciate
you two talking to me.

So Amanda said
you had something

you wanted to tell us
about your doctor.

If I do that, uh, you guys
can get me out of here?

So you can get high again?

Look, I can pick it up
and I can put it down.

I just need to get my son back.

Okay, let's hear it.
We're not making any promises.

I know.

Well, here it goes.

My doctor, Paul Capezio,

is writing tons of illegal
prescriptions all day long,

$100 a pop.

Okay, so we can tell the DEA
and have them look into it.

But Amanda said
that you didn't pay?

He said he'd accept barter,
by which he meant sex.

When was this?

First time,
Mason was four months.

You know, my OB-GYN said
no more pills.

Someone at the shelter
vouched for me to Capezio.

I paid a few times
till I couldn't afford it,

and then he gave me a few
samples and said next time,

I'd have to give him something.

I'm so sorry.

Yeah, well,
next time I came in,

he said take off your clothes,
get warmed up.

Well, he took out a needle,

gave himself a shot down there.

An ED drug.
So then what happened?

Five minutes later,
he climbed on top of me,

right there on the exam table.

I was staring
at the fluorescent lights

on the ceiling.

It was over quick.

Afterward, he wrote me
a prescription.

Said I could come in whenever.


And how many times
did this happen, Kim?

A dozen, maybe more?

You know, I really did
try to kick it.

I was... but I was living
in a shelter,

and... and Mason was crying
all the time, and...

I was barely hanging on
by a thread.

And I just couldn't stomach
doing it with Capezio anymore.

Turned out it was cheaper
to buy it on the street anyway.

How'd you pass
the drug tests?

Where there is a will,
there is a way,

till this last time.

If you want,
I-I can go back to Capezio.

You all can catch him
in the act.

We're not gonna ask you
to do that.

Well, if you did arrest him,
you know,

it would really help me
with my situation.

Uh, is Mr. Barba still the DA?

No, it's Carisi now.

Oh, that's really good news.

He was always really nice
to me.

Once a junkie,
always a junkie.

Amanda should just cut Kim off.

That's what I did
to my brother, Fin.

If this guy is as bad
as Kim says,

we need to put him away.

Hey, update on Capezio?


Lost his hospital affiliation
when St. Vincent's closed.

He lost his private practice
a few years after that.

Now he sublets an exam room
in a medical suite

in the West 30s,
keeps odd hours.

And what about
his prescriptions?

Still putting that together.
He was sanctioned a year ago.

Hard to tell
how many patients he's got

because he doesn't
file electronically.

How does he pull that off?

He's got an eyesight
and age exemption.

And according to Kim,

he extorts sex from women
who need Oxy?

No offense,
but her story seem credible?

Down to the ED injection
that he gave himself

while Kim was taking
her clothes off.

Now, she's volunteered
to go undercover.

That's not happening.

Well, I can go.
Have Kim vouch for me.

It's easier if I go.

I'm her sister,
Capezio will trust me.

I got the knee
the size of a grapefruit.

All I have to do is bring
the X-rays with me.

- I don't like this.
- Then go with her.

We need to get this doctor
off the street.

And if I get enough
for an arrest,

what does this mean
for Kim and her son?

Carisi, will a judge ROR Kim?

Yeah, I can ask,

but custody's a separate issue.

Rollins, are you sure
about all this?

Yeah, he's my nephew,
I can't have him

at social services.

[dramatic musical sting]

You didn't finish
filling this out, sir.

So which one's your bad knee?

Oh, we don't say bad anymore.
It's "involved."

Ms. Rollins?



Kim's sister.
As pretty as she is.

Thank you.

Hmm, ah, yes.

There's a lot
of bone on bone here.

I bet that smarts.

None of the over-the-counter
stuff even makes a dent,

but Kim said the Oxy works
really well.

All right, and, uh,
she told you how this works?

You mean the sex?


But how many pills can I get?

Well, you're allowed
a week's supply at a time,

but if you have different ID,
we get around that.

Just take them
to small pharmacies.

My assistant has a list.

Now, uh, just lie back
on the table,

pull up your skirt,

and, uh,
I'll be right with you.

[dramatic music]

Let him go ahead
with the injection?

- I don't want to see that.
- Yeah.


Excuse me!

So how much time do you need?

You'll be glad you waited.

[door bangs open]

Needle down, hands up.

I'm sorry, Dr. Capezio.
They're cops.

What's this about?

Like you don't know.
Zip up.

You're going downtown.


Hands behind your back.

[handcuffs clicking]

Let's go.

Well, this is entrapment.

My client is a respected member
of the medical community.

Don't even try.
He's a pusher.

These women were addicted.
That's rape.

It's barter.

Uh, dinners,
a deal on dry cleaning.

These people are in pain,
I help them.

These victims
are addicts and liars.

You caught this loser
in the act?

- And videotaped him.
- His assistant flipped on him.

She showed us
his appointment logs,

his accounting ledgers.

There are at least 12 women

who Capezio
doesn't take money from.

So, we tack on
criminal drug diversion

and healthcare fraud,
we got a solid case,

and we wouldn't have it
if Kim Rollins

hadn't come forward.

I'll call her parole officer.

We get the right judge,
she can get

an ankle-bracelet release,
pending trial.

She also has
a two-year-old child.

The one she abandoned
while she got high?

I can't lobby for custody.


So I'll call the DEA
and bring them in on this.

If anything,
this Kim is a prostitute.

And what about
the other dozen women you did?

Wait, hold off
on calling the DEA.

a small-time sextortionist.

Who belongs in prison.

No question.

But do we think he's the only
doctor doing this?

Isn't that up to the DEA
and Narcotics to pursue?

The DEA?

They don't know how to run
a sex crimes investigation.

We call them in,

they'll go after
the pills-for-pay,

these victims
won't get justice.

This is still our case.
We have leverage, here, now.

Let's see where this takes us.

[atmospheric music]


Fin, Kat, give us the room?

Whatever you need, Captain.

- What's going on?
- Dr. Capezio.

I'm Sex Crimes
Bureau Chief Hadid.

In addition
to grand larceny, fraud,

and prescription drug

you're looking at rape three.

You're going to prison.

And a jury will be happy
to see you die there.

But this doesn't have to go
that route.

It was just sex.

This whole business runs
on that.

Then let's start there.



Hi, can I help you?

Tiffany Reynolds,
Harrington Pharma.

- I'm the sales rep.
- Kathy Montes.

I know, you're temping
for Rhonda, right?

I am.

Dr. Capezio was right.

It's a waste to put a body
like yours behind a desk.

Oh, uh, Dr. Capezio's
with a patient right now.

Oh, I don't need him.

He said I should take you out
for lunch.

There is a hot new bistro
up the block.



You're right,
I'm not really a desk person.

Do you get to travel?

All the time.
All expenses paid.

How did you break into it?
As a pharmacist?

It's more of, um,
a people business.

A lot of these doctors
are busy.

Tons of stress.

You have to make a good
first impression.

Let them know your main concern
is their happiness.

I haven't finished
community college.

Oh, neither have I.

When I interviewed,
Mr. Rudolph told me

I was already a PhD.

Poor, hungry, and desperate.

Well, you've come a long way.

You can too.

There's a lot of lonely doctors
in this world.

Just use what God gave you,
and God gave you plenty.

The happier you make
the doctors,

the more they prescribe.

So you just get paid
to party?


You wouldn't believe what I got
for my Christmas bonus.

We're having a luncheon
tomorrow to roll out

a new drug for some
of our biggest prescribers.

Why not come with?

See if it's for you.


So Officer Tamin

has made contact
with a sales rep

from Harrington Pharma?

Tiffany Reynolds,
former adult film actress.

Now she's making
high six figures peddling Oxy.

How explicit was Tiffany?

She told Tamin
that the happier

she makes the doctors,
the more drugs they sell.

Okay, I went to college
with Trey Harrington.

It's his family's business.

There's no way this is coming
from the top down.

We're most likely looking
at a rogue sales division.

With all due respect,

let's find out
what we're dealing with

before we exonerate anyone.

I'm not exonerating,
I'm vouching for the family,

not the company.

What's our next step?

There's a presales event

The reps give their biggest
customers a special preview.

Tiffany's taking Kat.
Sort of a tryout.

Okay, so if their sales team
is crossing the line,

we need to prove it.

So, you're on board
with this?

I never said I wasn't.

Not that I don't appreciate
you getting me out, Amanda,

but that means I don't get
custody of my own son?

Benson is trying to talk
family court into giving me

temporary custody
of Mason, Kim.

- Well, when can I see him?
- We're...

We're trying to work
that out too.


Angel Face,
what a sight for sore eyes.

I've been driving 13 hours.

- Yeah.
- Amanda?

Honey, they are working you
to death.

Well, no one's gonna say
the same of you.

What are you doing here?

Your little sister
needed help.

How'd you know that?

When I couldn't reach you
at the pizza place,

I-I called Daddy...
You know, I needed

somebody to take care of Mason.

Now I got both my girls back.

I feel like a king
with a royal flush.

I can't wait to meet
my grandbabies.

Kim, you know a condition
of your release

is that you can't be around
other addicts.


I might have a beer
every once in a once,

but Daddy's turned over
a new leaf.

Gotta stay healthy
for my new young fiancée.

[gasps] Daddy,
you're getting married again?

Yeah, third time's a charm.

You two are gonna love her.

Like meeting a third sister
you didn't know you had.

Oh, my God.

Do you even hear yourself?

So you gonna take me up
and show me

your fancy New York apartment?

No, I don't think
that's a good idea.

Daddy just drove
all the way from Georgia.

It's all right.
I get it.

I know I made mistakes,
burned some bridges.

But I just hope
it's not too late

to make it up to both of you.


And my grandchildren.


You can come up,
but you cannot stay.


Nothing sweeter than watching
kids sleep, is there?

I remember watching you two
fall off.

Not that you were home
that much.

- Amanda.
- It's all right.

Let her get it off her chest.

When can I see my grandson?

I can't wait to get my hands
on him.

He is at
Child Services tonight,

but... we'll go to court tomorrow,
and hopefully,

they'll release him
to my custody.

- I can't wait to meet him.
- Yeah, you will.

- Yeah.
- Amanda,

Daddy can stay, right?

[melancholy music]


I know you have trust issues,

but I'll sleep in my damn car
if I have to.

I want to see
all of my grandchildren.


All right.

You can stay for one night,

if you don't mind sharing
the couch with Frannie.

Hey, but my house, my rules.

- Uh-huh.
- Okay, baby.

All right, let's see what
you have to drink around here.

All I see is...
milk and orange juice?

Yeah, it's a sober house,

and for Kim,
it's gonna stay that way.


I did some digging.

Hadid's sister's wedding
in Ravello?

The reception was in a villa

owned by William Harrington
the Second.

What's her connection to him?

She went to college
with William the Third.

I found the wedding photos
on Facebook.

Trey and Hadid
looked pretty chummy.

So you think
she tipped them off?

Who knows? I mean,
figuring out where she stands,

I'd rather do
a Rubik's Cube blindfolded.

- I hear you.
- And if we make this case,

Harrington Pharma is looking
at criminal responsibility

and hundreds of millions
of dollars in fines.

Well, that's not gonna
go over well

at the next college reunion,
so we better be sure.

- Good to go, Captain.
- I can see that.

The thing is, Kat,
Hadid has this little habit

of second-guessing people who
she thinks are inexperienced.

I can vouch for that.

So I will go with,

and you tell Capezio
to introduce me as a doctor,

former student of his.

You're a doctor?
Mazel tov.


[dramatic musical sting]

You let your father
stay with you?

One night.
He drove all the way up.

He can drive
all the way back.

He wants to meet
his grandkids, Fin.

When was the last time
you saw him?

I don't know.

I lost count,
but a lot of that's on me.

That's your father,
so I'm not gonna tell you

what to do,
but you gotta be careful.

You've got enough problems
right now.

Not to mention,
while you're dealing with this,

we're spread pretty thin.

[sighs] Sorry.
My stomach is in knots.


He's here for moral support.

I miss Mason so much.

What if they don't
give me custody?

- It's not you getting custody.
- She knows that.

Yeah, I hope she also knows

you're very lucky
your sister is NYPD.

That carries a lot of weight.

But one more mistake, Kim,

you and your son,
you're out of chances.

I'm William Harrington
the Third,

president of Harrington

and I'd like
to welcome you all.

- We're very excited today...
- Oh, this is great.

Okay, so I can just go
straight in?

Thank you.

Of our exciting new drug,


Ephaxion will revolutionize
the industry

with its extended-release,
high-dose formula.

In clinical trials,
it's proven to be effective

even against
breakthrough pain.

One step forward in our quest

for a non-addictive,
abuse-resistant painkiller.

We've invited you all...

They always make you suffer
through the speeches, don't they?

We both know
that there's no such thing

as a free lunch.

...out to your patients.

If we can't guarantee
eternal relief from pain...

Dr. Gold.

Dr. Benton.
Pain management.

Dr. Gold,
so nice to see you again.

This is my new associate,

Dr. Gold,
I've heard so much about you.

- How are you doing?
- Great, thanks.

- Dr. Benton.
- Kathy Montes.

- Hi, nice to meet you.
- How are you?

Enjoy your lunch.

Our pharmaceutical reps
have joined

each of your tables and are
happy to answer your questions.

Our hospitality suites
are open upstairs,

which we invite you to enjoy

while you learn about
this exciting new product.


Now, that's really
an exciting new product.

- [chuckles]
- Can I get you a real drink?

We'll take two tequilas,
straight up.

- You got it.
- [chuckles]

[eerie music]

He wants to go upstairs.

Oh, okay.

Let's go.

Great event.

Oh, thank you.


So, the prescribed dosage
is one pill every 24 hours?

Easier for the patients.

They don't have to keep track
of taking a pill

four or five times a day.


There will be a lot
more information

at our conference next month.

Let me send you an invitation.

I'm pretty busy.

If you could just send me
the clinical trial reports...

It's in St. John.

All expenses paid.

[both chuckle]

I'm not sure I know enough
about Ephaxion

to answer any questions.

Oh, we're not going upstairs
to talk.

So what happens
in the hospitality suite

stays in the hospitality suite?

I knew I liked you.

[both chuckle]

- Ladies.
- Hi.

- Thank you.
- Shall we?

- Mm-hmm.
- Mm-hmm.


That's right, Your Honor,
at this time,

I'm seeking temporary
emergency custody of my nephew.

I believe it's better
for Mason to be with family.

I understand you're a single
parent of two young daughters?

They're eager to meet
their cousin.

My concern,
you have a lot on your plate.

I do, which is why I have
a good support system.

My girls are in daycare
at my church.

Their godparents...
My captain,

Manhattan ADA...
Are very involved.

Their nanny is a grad student
at Bank Street.

If I release the child
into your custody,

it will be predicated
on the condition

that your apartment remain
drug and alcohol-free,

and that your sister
not be allowed

unsupervised visitation.

I understand, Your Honor.

He's my nephew,

and I promise
to take good care of him.

[♪♪] Won't you give me
some more? [♪♪]

[sensual R&B music playing]


Well, you two seem very
comfortable with each other.

- We are.
- Mm.

What about you, Dr. Gold?

You ready to get happy?
Oh, I'm so ready.

- [chuckles]
- Give me a minute.


So what now?

You've had a three-way
before, haven't you?

Don't answer that.
I know you have.


So how do we know
that he'll order from us?

- Cameras.
- Oh.

Dr. Gold's a good customer,

but in case he wavers,
we have insurance.


- We ready to party?
- Sure, Doc.

But first,
we double your pleasure,

you'll double our order?
Tell you what.

I'll text my office staff
right now,

and while I do that,
why don't you

take each other's blouses off?


- What the hell?

Hey, this is a mistake.
We didn't do anything.

I'm a doctor.

We'll take
your statement downtown.

You can get dressed
first, Doc.

If you keep it quiet,
nobody needs to know.

And you two,
you're under arrest.

- You've gotta be kidding me.
- For what?

conspiracy to commit

grand larceny, for starters.

Cover up.


Okay, and we're in.

Thank you for sticking up
for me today, Amanda.

That wasn't easy, so...

Well, at least
it's all working out for now.

Hey, you guys ready
for some ice cream?

- Yeah!
- Let's go!

- Come on.
- Come on, Fannie!

Come on!


- Mommy!
- What?

[dog barks]

- What's going on?
- [coughs]

Kim, get the kids.

Get them out of here.
Come on, come on, come on.

Come on!

Hey, hey, hey!




[keys beeping]


Uh, 355 West 117.

Detective Rollins.

I've got a 60-year-old man,

a possible OD
of drugs and alcohol.



- Hey, how's he doing?
- Not good.

They gave him Narcan,
he's coming out of it, but...

But they said
we can't see him yet.

The kids?

I had my nanny come over,
but I don't know

- how long this is gonna be.
- Okay. I'm off shift.

I can go pick them up,
they can stay with me.

Are we gonna get jammed up
over this?

Are you kidding me, Kim?

Yeah, Daddy had a scrip
for the drugs,

but as soon as family court
hears about this,

they will take Mason back.

Oh, no!
What about my parole?

Is that gonna mess that up too?

Kim, let's just take it
one day at a time now, okay?


This is
District Attorney Carisi.

He's gonna be
arraigning you soon.

- Arraignment?
- Yeah.

Prostitution and grand larceny.


You want to get out
from under?

Tell us who at Harrington
gives the orders.

Do I need a lawyer?

That's your right,
but they're just gonna tell you

to cooperate with us.

You're asking me
to give up my bosses.

- Mm-hmm.
- They pay me really well.

That's fine,
but the other girl we arrested?

She's talking to us right now.


She just started.

She doesn't know anything
about how this works.

But you do.

We kept the arrest low-key?

We're sitting on the doctor.

And what did the sales rep
give you?

Well, she claims that
this policy of sex-for-drugs

came from the higher-ups
at Harrington.

- Did she say from whom?
- Not explicitly.

But she also said
the higher up you got,

the less explicit it was.

The big boys
insulate themselves.

Big boys...
I doubt she's privy

to the boardroom's
inner workings.

Well, I agree,
but she did give us tickets

to a benefit that Harrington
is hosting tomorrow night.


It's for bilingual education
in public schools.

They're a very charitable

Good for them,
but Harrington's

entire team will be there.

And Tiffany said
that she will introduce me

to complicit sales execs,
including her supervisor,

who has already offered me
a trip to St. John.


That's an opening.

Ms. Hadid.

This is a culture
of corruption.

Now, either Trey Harrington
has no idea

how his business is being run

or he's in on this.

That's not the man I know.

But you need to pursue this
wherever this goes.

Keep me in the loop.

Of course.

Good thing she's got
our backs on this.


Thank you.
I owe you.

My nanny's cousin came over.
She'll take the next shift.

Takes a village, doesn't it?

Hey, Kim, I gotta ask you,
what happens next?

I mean, how is all this
gonna work,

because I gotta tell you,
I have no idea.

it's like Olivia said.

"One day at a time."

Daddy's gonna wake up.

We're gonna hug him.

We're gonna be so thankful
he didn't die.

This time.

He did drive all the way
from Georgia when I called.

You're his daughter.

That's what parents
are supposed to do.

I know it's hard
to forgive him,

but can I tell you something
that I learned in group,

when I was in prison?

You know, most inmates
come from toxic parents.

But if you're gonna heal,

you gotta love something
about where you came from.

Your father can see you now.



Oh... my girls.

My beautiful girls.

How are you feeling?

I'm fine.

I knew I shouldn't have had
that meatball sub.


[men laughing]

- I'm sure.
- Rick.

You remember Dr. Benton.

Of course.

You look fantastic.
So do you.

That is too sweet.

I was a runway model
for a while.

Uh, where do you fellas
hail from?

So, have you thought anymore
about that retreat in St. John?

You know, Doctor,
I gotta tell you,

I'm not really interested
in retreats

or in having my doctors
get laid.

Excuse me?

I have financing to open
ten pain management clinics

in the tri-state.


The volume that I'm talking
about is significant.

You and I both know that these
drugs are interchangeable.

So if you want my business,

I'm gonna need
a little more than mai tais

and pharma-whores.

That can be arranged.

What are we talking?
Stock options, bonuses?

Ah, you're a good listener.

When I like what I'm hearing.

Of course, I'll have to
run it up the ladder

How high?

You think you could
introduce me to Mr. Harrington?

Truth is,
I barely know the guy.

Isn't that him?

Yes, it is.

Really appreciate it.
Good to see you.

Thank you for coming.

- Trey.
- I'm sorry.

So good to see you.

- Vanessa.
- Mm.

I'm so glad you came!

So am I.

Uh, there's something
you need to know.

That woman,
she's undercover NYPD.

And, uh, so is she.


We need to talk.

Come on.

Did Hadid tell you
she was coming?

She did not.

She's probably giving us up
right now.

I'm calling Carisi.

What's happening here?

SVU caught a doctor
with his pants down,

with a UC and one of your
sales reps in the suite.


And what do they think,
that's our policy?

That's ridiculous.

Not according
to the sales rep.

You arrested her,
she was looking to deal.

You should have called me.

I assured them

there's no way this was coming
from your office,

but she's a former
adult film actress

with very little experience
in pharmaceuticals.

- The optics of...
- It's a business, Vanessa.

If a sales rep
wants to trade favors,

how can we police that?

How bad is it?

I've kept them
from taking it to the DEA.


They're already up
in our grill.

All this outrage
and scapegoating.

But the drugs are addictive.

Of course they're addictive,
to the addict.

Trey, I'm talking to you
as a friend now.

What if you were talking
to me as a friend

and a consigliere?


I'm with the DA's office.

Mm, for now, but, bluntly,

I'll be looking
for a new house counsel.

Look, until I can lure you
over here,

maybe you could, uh,
keep tabs on this case.

- What's your worst fear here?
- [chuckles]

How much exposure
do you have?


Look, did we downplay
the addictive qualities

of these drugs?

Did we push them harder
than we should have?

It's a corporation.

We were trying to get as large
a market share as we could.

But if someone's looking
to take us down...

So, what can I do
for you now?

It would mean a lot
to my family,

and to me,
if you could report back

on where this investigation
is going.

I can see a bright future
for us.

Professionally, politically,
and personally.

I always felt
we ended things prematurely.

Your father
wasn't gonna let a Hadid

marry a Harrington.

There's enough there for now.

You make a good undercover,
Ms. Hadid.

I leveraged
a personal relationship.

I'm not proud of that.

Why wouldn't you give us
a heads-up?

I had to hear for myself.

If this didn't pan out,
you never would've known.

I wish I was happier
about this.


I'm prepped and ready.

So you're good with me
handling the arraignment?

I have to be.
I'm a witness in this case.

I can't prosecute.

[camera shutters clicking]

You just blew up your future,
you know that?

If you did this to set up a run
for higher office, forget it.

There's a price for betrayal.

I'd focus
on your arraignment, Trey.

And one more thing, Nessa?
You broke my heart.


Hey, he say anything useful?

Nothing anyone else
needs to hear.


I think that was
a wake-up call to Dad.

He really heard it.

Do you?

You're not gonna
kick him out, right?

He can't stay
at my house with my kids.

Oh, my God,
what happened to Daddy?

Is he dead?
No, honey.

He pulled the IV out of his arm
and just walked out.

Did he say anything?

I found this by his bed.

"Sorry I didn't say good-bye.

"They tried to talk me
into some tests,

"taking better care of myself.

"I love you both,

"but you know
how the song goes.

'Papa was a rolling stone.'"


How'd it go?

Kim was maybe the most
clearheaded I've ever seen her.

She wants them to send her
upstate as soon as they can.

I don't get it.

Hadid could've kept her
out of prison,

at least through
Harrington's trial.

My dad's OD scared
the hell out of her.

She told me the only way
she's ever gonna get clean

is to go back to prison.

That's a lot.

What about her son?

My mom is moving here.

She'll rent a place
in Rockland.

She'll take Mason.

So now she's back
in your life too?

I came all the way
to New York

partially to get away
from them,

and I'm fast, but it turns out,
no matter how fast you run,

you can't outrun your family.