Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 6, Episode 23 - Goliath - full transcript

After the wife of a police officer claims her husband raped her, Benson and Stabler arrest the man and come close to believing his version of events when he attacks his captain. When another officer murders his wife and attempts to kill himself that same night, the whole force gets involved and soon realizes that the two men both recently returned home from Afghanistan, where they were given the drug Quinium, an anti-malarial. With the reluctant help of reporter Sherm Hempell and a base doctor with an attack of conscience, Novak takes on the U.S. army. Stabler has trouble with the case because of his history in the Marines.

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.

I never thought
he'd do this

but things have been
getting bad for months.

How so?

Tommy's changed.

He was a very loving,
sweet husband.

Now he gets mad
about everything.

And he takes
it out on me.

What happened
last night?

He was ranting
about the neighbors.

He thinks they're
spying on us.

They're like 80, okay?

Did you fight?
As usual.

He starts hitting me,

then he rips
off my clothes.

Says he's going to get his
gun if I don't do what he says.

That part was new.

Son of a bitch.

I can't believe
he'd do this.

I can't let it go on.
Not with the baby coming.

Where did he hit you,
Mrs. Callahan?

He's a cop. He knows how to
hit without leaving a mark.

I wasn't implying...
I knew it.

I knew you
wouldn't believe me.

That's not true.

You guys never cover
for each other? Bull.

We ask all of our victims
the same questions.

This is pointless.
You can leave now.

Mrs. Callahan, you got to give
us a chance to help you out here.

I already tried.

I told that little partner of
his that Tommy was hitting me.

She didn't do anything.
Big help.

Leave me alone,
I'm tired...

Let's go, sleeping beauty.

We'll take you to the shelter if you want,

but you can't stay here.

Officers Callahan,

Elliot Stabler. Olivia
Benson. Special Victims.

Detectives? Huh? Somebody report a sex crime?

Actually we were wondering if
both of you could come with us.


Your CO knows about it.
Won't take long.

We're on the clock,

We'll come by
after our shift.

Let's take care
of it now.

All right.

Can we take our own car or should
we ride in the back of yours?

You're not under arrest,
go ahead, we'll follow you.

I don't know why my wife would
say that I raped her, Detective.

It isn't true.

Is it possible this
is a misunderstanding?

No, sir.

I understand the difference between
consensual sexual relations and rape.

Jamie seem upset
last night?

I didn't perceive anything unusual
about her behavior or emotional state.

Your training's
kicking in.

I don't know what you mean, Detective.

Yeah, you do.

You're in cop mode.

Polite, professional,

Is that a problem,


You know, things are
going to be a lot easier

if you and I just talk to
each other like normal people.

Well, whatever
you want, Tommy.

You know, you've got to
give me an explanation here.

Is she making
this all up?

He slapped her. Once.

In the heat of an argument. After
Jamie hit him numerous times.

Did you talk her
out of reporting it?

No. She elected
not to press charges.

So you ignored the domestic
violence must-arrest policy.

Tommy is their only source of
income, they're expecting a child

and with one misdemeanor DV conviction,
Tommy loses his gun and his job.

If it were your partner,
what would you do?

You did nothing,

Wrong. I gave
Jamie my card.

I told her to call me
if it ever happened again.

Tommy promised me
he wouldn't.

He's not like that,

She thinks
I'm having an affair.

Okay. With your partner?

No, that never happened.

But there was somebody.

I met at a bar.

I didn't even
know her name.

That's why Jamie's doing
this to me, Detective.

To punish me.
And I deserve it.

What about
the fights?

What are you
talking about?

You know, the getting
physical with her. Hitting her.

That's not true.

Well, Officer Vaill
knows about it.

What do you think she's
telling my partner right now?

Are you
sleeping with him?

Let me be very clear,
Detective Benson,

I'd be more inclined to
have an affair with you.

Got it.
Jamie invents things.

If nothing else, this proves
how emotionally unstable she is.

Okay, so what
about Tommy?

How is he dealing with impending fatherhood?

He's thrilled.

Got to stress him out
a little bit.

He knows how to handle stress.
He's been through worse.


He's Army Reserve.

They got shot at and
bombed at every other day.

That must've been
rough on him.

Has it affected him?

I'm going to take
that as a yes.

How was the canvass?
Interesting and confusing.

Callahan's either a great guy
or an unpredictable bastard,

depending on who you talk to. That's helpful.

Well, it's better than
Munch's evil twin theory.

He's asking for
his PBA rep.

Well, who do we
believe here?

Callahan or his wife?
Well, she's questionable.

So is he.
I don't know.

If they were just
a civilian couple?

Cut him loose.
Do it.



This is Captain Barbara Pierce, from the 74.


I want to thank you both for
handling this like you did.

We're letting Callahan go.
No charges.

Well, I'm putting him
on modified duty.

We'll get him help.

It's all a mistake.

Let's go, Tom.
I'll give you a lift.

Can I get my weapon,

Come on with me, Tom.

Wait. No.
I need my gun.

Step back,
Officer Callahan.

Are you putting me
on modified?

Get him down!
Get him down!

You bitch! Why are you doing this
to me? Why are you doing this to me?

You bitch! I'll kill you! I'll kill you!
You bitch! Why are you doing this to me?

Why? Why are you
doing this to me?

Only good thing
about this is,

it didn't happen
in front of my squad.

Well, you got nothing
to be embarrassed about.

You took a sucker punch to the
face and you're still conscious.

Where is he?

Psych Services says he might
need to be hospitalized.

Could we be looking at some kind
of a combat stress situation?


Jamie's rape allegation seems
a lot more plausible now.

Well, we're damn lucky
we didn't send him home.

Cap, IAB's on the line.

Woman called 911, said her
husband tried to rape her.

He's holding her hostage
at gunpoint. He's a cop.

Just go away!

It's okay.

Wes, let's go
somewhere and talk.

Wes, drop the gun,
all right?

How did I let this happen?
I'm not me...

Where's Kendra, Wes?
Huh? Where's Anthony?

I'm sorry. It's not me, it's not me,
it's not me. I'm sorry. I'm sorry...

Let them go, and it'll be you and me,

just us,
like old times, okay?

She's dead.

What's wrong with me?
What did I do?


Go back inside.
Okay, buddy?

Dad, where's Mom?

Please, Anthony.

Go back inside.

It's going to be okay.
All right? Lt'll be all right.

Go inside.

Dad, what's wrong?
Are you mad at me?



Dad, no, Dad!
Dad, no!

Officer's name is Wes Myers, with
Anti-Crime at the 51 in the Bronx.

He's in surgery, still alive.
Doc thinks he has a chance.

The wife?

Shot dead,

to the back of the head.
Kid's with ACS.

Two cops, two different precincts,
they both attack their wives.

Please tell me
there's some connection.

Myers was on leave until two
days ago. Guess where he's been?


He just got back.

You guys were partners?

He was going to take a couple weeks
off and then come back to work.

He was so happy that the
Reserve let him out early.

Were Wes and his wife
having problems?

No. This was
a good family.

Really close.

This just doesn't
make any sense.

Wes loved Kendra.

This isn't him.

Well, somebody's got a big mouth.

It's already hit
the papers.

How the hell did they
get this so fast?

No idea, but some writer
named Sherm Hempell's

got some real specific

Take a look at this.

Yeah, we've seen it.

So has Arthur Branch.

Meaning I'll be a special kind of pain

in your ass until this
is sufficiently explained.

My money's on post-traumatic
stress disorder.

Both men were in the same Reserve
unit, the 365th MP Brigade.

That's out of Fort Crompton,
in New Jersey.

Most of the reservists
there are NYPD.

Yeah, but they didn't
know each other.

And they didn't
serve together.

Callahan served a year in
Afghanistan, got back eight months ago.

Wes Myers got back
three days ago,

but he only
served four months.

All right. Right there,
that doesn't make sense.

The military is keeping guys
double their initial deployment.

Why did they let
Wes Myers out early?

Maybe it's combat stress, like you said.

We don't even know
how much action they saw.

Well, we can't ask Myers.
He's still unconscious.

But Callahan's under psych eval at NYU.

I'll call Huang, see if
he can make a diagnosis.

I've been having
all these dreams.

About what?

Weird stuff.

People's faces turning into monsters' faces,

spiders coming out
of my hands.

How long have you
been having them?

They started a couple months
after I got back to the States.

Freaks me out all day.

I know that the doctors have
been giving you some medication.

Do you think that's helping? Yeah.

The dreams aren't as bad.

And I don't have all that other
crazy stuff in my head as much.

What other crazy stuff?

Like thinking that my
neighbors are spying on me,

tapping my phones.

There's something
really wrong.

How's Jamie?

I haven't spoken to her.

But I could
contact her for you

after we're finished,
if you'd like.

She doesn't come see me.

She won't even call.

Not that I blame her.

I'm sure she's very worried
about you, Tom. Everyone is.

What else have you
noticed about yourself?

Things you did before you were
hospitalized that don't make sense now.

Sometimes in the morning,
when I shave,

I put the razor
to my neck.

And I think,

"If I could just push
a little bit harder,

"all the way
across my throat,

"it would hardly
hurt at all. "

I don't think it's PTSD.

Why not?

Callahan reports no change in his
sleep patterns or eating habits.

He exhibits no exaggerated startle reflex.

His nightmares are
vivid and bizarre,

more like hallucinations,

and he experiences paranoia
and suicidal ideation.

So if it's not PTSD,
what is causing all this?

Well, if this were
an isolated case,

I'd say that he might
have developed

schizoaffective disorder.
Or, it could be organic,

a brain tumor
for instance.

But it's not isolated,
it's two different guys.

What are the odds they'd both
come down with the same disorder?

It's next
to impossible.

Which leaves us with
an environmental cause,

both soldiers affected
by the same toxin.

Gulf War Syndrome
has been blamed on

everything from chemical weapons
to depleted uranium bullets.

Yeah, the Marines gave me a
physical when I finished my tour.

I'll bet the Army
does the same thing.

Actually, DOD says post-deployment physicals

are optional
for soldiers now.

Did Wes Myers or Tom
Callahan opt to take one?

No, ma'am. Just filled out the
required health questionnaire.

Either man report
any problems?

Not a thing.

Could we take a look
at the surveys?

I can't make that call
for you, Detective.

Have to take it up
with the unit commander.

I'd like to cooperate,

but I'm not authorized to
release any medical records.

We could get both men to
waive their privacy rights.

Not really the issue. You'd have
to talk to the local general.

Ah. The wonderful world
of military bureaucracy.

I hear you, Detective. I
wish I could be more help.

Callahan and Myers
were both good soldiers.

Well, maybe you could tell
us why Wes Myers only served

four months
in Afghanistan.

I can't do that either.

And that is to protect Myers'
privacy. I'm very sorry.

I think we're going about
this in the wrong way.

Why don't you tell us
what you can share with us.

Well, frankly,
I wouldn't be surprised

if this weren't some sort
of combat stress situation.

A lot of men have a tough time
readjusting to civilian life.

Our shrink
ruled out PTSD.

Both men were hallucinating,
violent, suicidal.

Any other symptoms?

Vivid dreams, paranoia.

Not to mention, they
both attacked their wives.

There's really nothing
I can do to help you.

Sir? Sir,

I was in the Marines, so I
understand the need for discretion,

but we've got
a pattern here.

You'll have to take it up with the
Pentagon, Detectives. I'm sorry.

Right. Now, is there anyone...

That's what I'm saying.
I've already talked to him...

Thanks. Come on, Elliot, you're one of them.

Won't someone in the military
cooperate with a Desert Storm vet?

Look, I already called
the local general,

then his boss, then a bunch
of people in Washington.

They're all just
passing the buck.

It usually means we're on the right track.

I'd like another crack
at the base doctor.

I've got a feeling he's got
some idea what's going on here.

Elliot, get online, and check
out The Sentinel's website.

What are those bottom feeders up to?

They just posted a preview
of tomorrow's headline.

Wes Myers.
Why call him a coward?

He's being court-martialed for cowardice.

Refused a direct order?

Same reporter,
Sherm Hempell.

You know, I'm sick of playing
catch-up with these tabloids.

This guy's going to give
up his inside source.

What are you
looking for?

Press, okay? If it's in
the trash, it's fair game.

So come on, back off.

Police, and you know, sniffing
through the garbage there,

is the first step
down the long road

to sexual perversion
and deviance, Sherm?

What do you want?
Wes Myers.

How did you find out
about his court-martial?

Inside source.
How inside?

Very. And if you think I'm giving
you a name, you're on crack.

I'm on what?

Why don't you drop the
pretend police intimidation

and try to save
a brother officer

from yet another
government frame-up job?

Meaning what?

Meaning you can't believe
everything you read.

If it is a frame job,

you're making it worse by
printing it in your paper.

I print what I can substantiate at the time.

What does
that mean?

It only has to be
true for a second?

Why do you think
Myers was framed?

Ah. Forget it.
Forget it?

You think that little boy is going to
forget how his father murdered his mother?

You think he's gonna forget the
day he lost his whole family?

You know it stinks, or you
wouldn't have said anything.

Just tell us where
to start looking.

Here, just give me a call
when you get a conscience.

Start asking
about Quinium.

What's that?

The new Agent Orange.


How does someone on a lock-down
psych ward commit suicide?

Run into a wall,
head first.

He did it twice.

Second time
broke his neck.

You really got to want
to die to do it that way.

No one in their right mind wants this.

Whoever this guy used to be,
he wasn't that man anymore.

Colonel Gage's office is directing all
inquiries to the Judge Advocate General.

And the stonewall begins.

We don't even know
what we're asking about.

Some reporter said Quinium.
That's all we've got.

What is Quinium?

It's an anti-malaria drug,
but it also has a reputation

for some pretty serious
side effects.

I found hundreds of message
boards alleging anything from

nightmares and paranoia, to
psychotic behavior and suicide.

Sounds familiar.

It should. You remember that string
of Army murders in the summer of 2002?

Yeah, they all happened
on the same base, right?

Four soldiers had killed their
wives within a six-week period.

Three of them subsequently
took their own lives.

And at least two of them
had taken Quinium.

But, in every one of those
cases there were allegations

of marital problems
and infidelity.

Well, Elliot,
there's marital problems,

and there's stabbing your wife
70 times and setting her on fire.

Do we know if Myers or
Callahan took Quinium?

No, we don't.
And even if they did,

why would the military
poison their own troops?

Excellent question. I wondered
the same thing a couple years ago

when the military forced soldiers to
take an experimental anthrax vaccine.

Even after people died,

they only stopped when a
federal court ordered them to.

You're acting like they were conducting
tests against their own troops.

They were protecting
them against disease.

Is Quinium
an experimental drug?

No, it has been
approved by the FDA,

however, they did force the drug
company to change the warnings

on the Quinium label,
twice in the last four years.

I wonder why they
had to alter it.

Millions of people have taken Quinium
with no ill effects, Ms. Novak.

It's a safe drug.

Some people
claim otherwise.

That's anecdotal evidence.

Scientific tests prove
the drug is safe.

Well, didn't the FDA recently make you
cite suicide as a potential side effect?

There is no scientific evidence
that Quinium causes suicide.

Okay, but it's on your label.
So why did you add it?

The label is in full
compliance with federal law.

I've got two Army Reservists, one dead,
the other alive but not for lack of trying.

I'm simply asking
if they could have been

under the influence of a drug, that
you admit has very serious side effects.

All drugs have side effects. And
even penicillin can cause death.

But the benefits
outweigh the risks.

What's the cut-off, then?

How many people need to commit suicide
or murder, before the risk is too great?

Can you prove these
men took Quinium?

So we've gone from, "It's safe,"to"It's
within federal compliance,"

to "They might not
have even taken it. "

This discussion is over.

I'm so sorry.

Ms. Novak, the police called.
They said it was urgent.

You can show Ms. Novak out, Joanna.

And I'll call when
I get your answer.

To what?

Whether or not Wes Myers
took Quinium. He's awake.


like a dream now.

We're having dinner
and Kendra's talking.

And I get this overwhelming
feeling that she's having an affair

with this guy
she works with.

What, like a voice
in your head?

No, but

I was so sure.

I just started
screaming at her,

and chasing her
around the house.

She locked herself
in the bedroom.

I could hear her on the phone,
I thought she was talking to him.

So I broke the door down.

She was crying and

begging me
not to hurt Anthony.

Officer Myers, did you ever
take a drug called Quinium?

Yeah. Yeah.

Manic Mondays.

What's that?

Every Monday some medic would
stand at the end of the chow line

and give us a pill.

A lot of guys
got really edgy.

How'd you feel
on "Manic Mondays"?

My bunkmates said
I'd jump on my cot,

wave my gun around
and yell about insurgents.

I don't remember any of it.

Is that why you
were sent home?

No. One day
I just freaked out.

I was afraid to
leave base camp.

My CO said get over it.

Next thing I know they're shipping
me home and calling me a coward.

And they were right.

Look at me.

Look what I did.
I killed my wife.

My son has nobody now.
I deserve everything I get.

If his story is true...
It means the Army knew

exactly what Quinium could do to
people and they handed it out anyway.

You can't put Wes Myers
in jail for murder.

Who do I put in jail, then?
The U.S. Army? The drug company?

The Army was
responsible for him.

He trusted them,
he was betrayed.

Yeah, but one could argue, he
didn't have to take the drug.

No. You don't understand.
He didn't have a choice.

You give up
everything for them.

You leave your family for
them, because you believe.

It's your duty to the Corps,
and to your country.

And when you
come back home,

you think it's going to
be like it was before.

But everyone's moved on
with their lives.

You're never getting
that year back.

Wes Myers has already
sacrificed his family once,

when he left them
for Afghanistan.

He doesn't even have
a family now.

He doesn't deserve that.

He had a right to know what
Quinium might do to him.

It's called
informed consent.

There was a risk, and that
risk was concealed by the Army.

Look, I'm not going to charge
the Pentagon for rape and murder,

but I'd settle for a good
reason to plead Wes Myers out.

Plus a way to get the military
to stop handing out that drug.

I'm going to need to talk to
your little reporter friend.

I gave you guys a gift.
Now it's payback time.

All of you, on the record,
everything you know about Quinium.

Well, we're still in
the dark there, Sherm.

That's why
we called you in.

Mulder. Scully.

Mr. Hempell, I'm going to
be straight up with you.

I like the First Amendment.
I'm a big fan.

But I'm a bigger fan of preventing the
unnecessary deaths of U.S. Soldiers.

Imagine A.D. A Novak dragging
you in front of a judge,

and uttering words like
"patriot," "security," "homeland. "

You're a writer, Sherm, you
know how powerful words can be.

So you would take advantage
of terrorism fears

to circumvent the Bill of
Rights. That's despicable.

No more despicable than writing stories
you know are false, to sell a paper.

I gave you a huge tip.
Which we can't prove.

Yeah, maybe the Army is
right. Maybe Quinium is safe.

We've been saying
that all along.

They would never knowingly
poison their own soldiers.

Hey, Sparky, remember that little
spike in military suicides in 2003?

Guess what else
spiked that year?

The number of
Quinium prescriptions

the Pentagon wrote.
Over 35,000.

Highest number since
the war started.

Lo and behold,
they stop Quinium

in Iraq and Kuwait,
that suicide rate,

it took a tumble.
Is that a coincidence?

Maybe. The military
started providing

better mental health care for their soldiers.

That could've contributed
to the drop in suicides.

Listen to what I'm saying.

They only prescribe Quinium
in Afghanistan now.

Why would they stop in Iraq and Kuwait
if there was nothing wrong with it?

Well, you feel strongly about this. Yes!

You want the truth
to come out.

That is what
I'm trying to do!

So are we, Mr. Hempell. I'm about
to take on the Department of Defense

because I believe it is
the right thing to do.

Now, you can either stand aside
and do nothing, or you can help.

Come on, Sherm.

Check it out.

See how far the rabbit
hole goes, as they say.

It's called a matrix. Also
known as a spreadsheet.

"Fort Crompton Quinium Adverse
Event Reporting Matrix. "

serial numbers.

Date of initial drug administration.
Date of first adverse event.

Event description.
Abnormal dreams, depression,

dizziness, panic attack,

tachycardia, psychosis.

The Army kept records.
Every single side effect.

The data only goes back three
months. Where did you guys get this?

You know, we can't even be
sure this is the real deal.

Anyone could have
created this.

This is real.

I can probably tell you who modified
the file last, if that helps.

Yeah. How?

Well, if it's some kind of internal
file that multiple users access,

there's usually
an electronic signature.

There's the last person
who accessed the matrix.

P. Trainer.

That doctor
at Fort Crompton.

He wouldn't talk to us.

He'll talk to me.

I'm sorry, Ms. Novak.
I can't let you on base.

I have a meeting with Dr.
Trainer. Why don't you call him?

I just did. He said he can only
treat Army personnel, not civilians.

No, no,
that's a mistake.

It's no mistake, ma'am.

He left this for you, some
referrals for other doctors.

I don't need referrals
for other doctors, I...

I'm sorry, ma'am. You're
going to have to move it along.

Have a nice day.
You're not even...

You can't come to the base, or my
house, or attempt to contact me again.

Is that clear?
All right.

How do you usually meet
with Sherm Hempell?

He didn't tell us.
We figured it out.

I can't help you,
Ms. Novak.

This wasn't supposed
to go this far.

I believe this has gone exactly as
far as you've allowed, Dr. Trainer.

You contacted the press. You
know what's happening is wrong,

but you're not in a
position to change anything.

I am.

Over the past three years,
I've taken care of eight men

with damage to
their brain stem,

resulting in
balance disorders

as well as a host of
psychological side effects.

Some served in Afghanistan,
some in Iraq, some in Kuwait.

Their medical histories have
only one thing in common.

They all took Quinium.

Some of these men
stopped taking the drug

months before they
developed problems.

And because many of the side
effects are psychiatric in nature,

few sought help.

Why not?

There's no confidentiality
in the Army.

You seek mental health care, that
goes on your permanent record.

It's a sign of weakness. And
weak minds don't get promoted.

The Army knows about
Quinium's side effects.

They've known
since Somalia.

Then why continue
to use it?

In Afghanistan, there's a deadly
resistant strain of malaria.

Of the four drugs that work,
three need to be taken daily.

Quinium is once-a-week dose. Easier
to make sure soldiers take it.

When they're not
killing themselves.

The rear echelon considers
the cost benefit.

Thousands of dead soldiers from malaria,

or the few who have a bad reaction.
Plus the spouses they kill.

Plus the assaults or rapes committed
under the influence of the drug.

I'm not defending their position, Ms. Novak.

I'm simply explaining the
situation so you understand it.

Can you get me more
Adverse Event Reports?

Going back further
in history?

You have
everything I have.

All right, then I'll just
have to subpoena them from JAG.

I'll need to know what
other documents to subpoena.

I sincerely doubt the Army will be
forthcoming, unless I'm specific.

What do you plan
to do with all this?

File criminal charges.

Ms. Novak, you're
overestimating your authority.

As far as the DOD is
concerned, you have none.

But I have you. And your testimony will go...

You absolutely do not have
me. I'm not testifying.

I never agreed to that.

My career would be over.

You arranged a meeting with
an assistant district attorney.

You never asked to
speak off the record.

You never even changed out of your uniform.

Are you really that concerned
about ruining your career?

Because this doesn't seem like
a career you wanted anyway.

Casualty lists,
deployment lists,

Adverse Event Reports with
names, not serial numbers.

Raw data from the current
Pentagon Quinium study.

What the hell
is all this?

U.S. Army's version
of burying me in paper.

Their response
to my subpoenas.

These are
food service orders.

Why would you
subpoena these?

I didn't. I requested
about 50 documents.

They're somewhere
in these boxes.

And you've got to dig them out. Mmm-hmm.

Law says they have to
turn the materials over.

Doesn't say their filing
system has to be efficient.

How long is it gonna take
to find what you need?

Well, considering there are about
300 more boxes in the conference room

and the D.A.'s office doesn't
have the budget to hire help,

I'd say a couple of years.

You're taking this
awfully well.

I have no intention of letting
them get away with this.

I'm convening
a grand jury.

For what?

Indict the U.S. Army
for rape and murder.

Casey, that's insane.

I know I'm not going
to get an indictment.

I just want someone to pay
attention. Think this'll do the trick?

Conference room. Now!

What was that about?

That's probably just about
another subpoena I sent out.

For what?

Donald Rumsfeld.

You're gonna fix it, and
that's the end of the story.

Fix what, sir?

Oh, I don't know, maybe calling
the Secretary of Defense a murderer?

I didn't do that.

Do I need to remind you that I've
been known to fire people, Casey?

The Pentagon knowingly
administered an agent that causes

violent psychotic behavior.

And they've subsequently
chosen to conceal that fact.

Then why don't we get
a U.S. Attorney

to whip up a RICO charge
while we're at it?

Not a bad idea.

I always like to hear about these
nefarious forces inside our government,

who inexplicably committed
these wicked acts.

And that's a great way
to avoid using logic.

And it must be very cozy in
your Upper West Side apartment,

sipping Chardonnay
with your friends

and talking about how evil the
military is, while young men and women

are getting blown to
smithereens by car bombs.

I'm going to have to object
to any insinuation

that I am somehow
anti-military or anti-troops.

My father was a door gunner
on a Huey in Vietnam.

He was in three chopper crashes
and he got a Purple Heart.

Listen, I support our troops. And
that's why I want to stop the Pentagon

from prescribing a pill
that could kill them.


What you're suggesting
doesn't make any sense, Casey.

Now, the Armed Forces
may be many things,

but one of the things
that they're not,

is inefficient.

Now there is no reason to
believe that they would operate

against their own self-interest,
and administer a drug

that would render their
own soldiers unfit to fight.

Quinium is
very efficient.

And most people experience
minimal side effects.

But the Army is about numbers.
Some soldiers are gonna die,

and whether they die by getting
blown up by a bomb or taking a pill,

at the end of the day, it's
just another dead soldier

and they're gonna
get more.

The Army could've prevented
this. They chose not to.

That's your opinion.

Would you take Quinium?

Would you let
your grandchild?

See, I won't convene
an indicting grand jury.

I'll convene an investigating
one. Let them hear the evidence,

and decide if anyone is
criminally responsible.

This is not going to end
the way you want it to.

But all right.

You've got your grand jury.

Now, would you please inform
the Secretary of Defense

that his presence
will not be required?

Mr. Koehler, your company sponsored a
study of the side effects of Quinium.

Can you tell me
what the results were?

Well, the study determined

that only one in 10,000
people who take Quinium

serious side effects.

The grand jury has
examined this British report

that was published three
years after your study.

Are you aware of it?


Then you're aware that
they claim one in 140 people

serious side effects.

I can't comment on their
scientific accuracy or inaccuracy.

But the grand jury has also reviewed
this warning pamphlet for Quinium.

Now why did your company
produce this?

Well, the Food and Drug
Administration asked us to.

Would you be surprised to hear that
fewer than 20 other prescription drugs

have been mandated by the
FDA to issue such a warning?

We are happy to comply
with any FDA instructions.

And those instructions include
that everyone who takes Quinium

be given this pamphlet, is that correct? Yes.

Does the Army give this
pamphlet to its soldiers?

Not that I'm aware.

But you've taken Quinium yourself,
and you've never seen this pamphlet.

That's correct.

The grand jury has subpoenaed the
casualty list for the 365th MP Brigade,

covering the last three years.
Now, according to this list,

there was one death
by suicide.

That's correct.

Now, did this soldier take Quinium? He did.

But a lot of the men in your
unit have taken the drug,

and in the last three years,
only one has killed himself.

Is that right?
Yes, it is.

I count four instances
of "Death by Misadventure. "

What does that mean?
It's a broad term

referring to an accidental death.
For instance, a man may drown,

or fall and break his neck.

And what does it mean when the cause
of death says, "Pending Investigation"?

If the cause of death
isn't immediately apparent,

the Army attempts to determine how he died.

And, "Weapons Misfire"?
Exactly like it sounds?

Yes, ma'am.
It happens.

Now, have you ever
heard of soldiers who,

in an effort to
protect their friends,

or the families of their
friends, will conceal a suicide

by claiming a weapons misfire
or an accidental death?

I don't know of any specific
instances where that has happened.

But it is possible.

I suppose.

Meaning that it's possible in your unit,

or the entire armed forces, there are
more suicides than actually on record?

Anything is possible,
Ms. Novak.

Will you state your name and
profession for the grand jury?

Dr. Paul Trainer.
Captain, United States Army.

You also run the base
clinic at Fort Crompton?


Have you treated any soldiers
with brain stem damage?

I have.

And to what did you
attribute that damage?

Unknown etiology.

I beg your pardon?

Unknown etiology.

Meaning their disorders were
caused by factors that cannot

be scientifically determined.

Dr. Trainer, are you denying
that you previously stated,

Quinium exposure caused
brain stem damage

in eight of your patients?
I am amending my diagnosis.

Did you not say that the only
common factor among all eight men

was Quinium exposure?

I subsequently learned that
there were other risk factors.

Other risk factors.
What? Such as?

Jet fuel exposure.
Head injury. Noise.

Noise caused
a brain stem injury.

There is no way to make
a definitive diagnosis

which is why I said...
Unknown etiology. I remember.

Do you believe Quinium
to be a safe drug?

Ms. Novak, what we
have not discussed

is the fact that malaria
is a highly deadly disease.

It kills over two million
people worldwide every year.

Every 12 seconds
a child dies from malaria.

That's very sad,
Dr. Trainer.

You didn't even attempt
to answer my question.

Is Quinium safe?

All reliable, scientific
evidence says that it is.

What did they do?

What are you
talking about?

Did they threaten you?
Your family?

You've seen too many
movies, Ms. Novak.

You sat there
and lied under oath.

And you expect me to believe
that you weren't coerced?

I'm acting under
my own free will.

And not a word
I said was untrue.

We had a shot
at changing things,

at making them listen.
Making them stop.

I don't understand why you didn't
come to me. I could have helped you.

And when the truth came out,
they never could have touched you.

Ms. Novak,
you are very young.

And that is not the way
the world works.

It's over? I don't mean to disappoint you,

but you're not getting
your scoop tonight.

I'm here for
moral support.

No, for real.
Moral support.

That's nice, thanks.

So what does
the jury report say?

Tommy Callahan and Wes
Myers are criminally liable

for rape and murder,

No criminal liability for either
Lifshin Forner Pharmaceuticals

or the U.S. Army,

although the jury believes that
the matter deserves further inquiry.

Well, at least
that's something.

Not really.

At least Branch let me
cut a deal with Myers.

So he'll be in a mental health
facility for at least a year

and then we'll see.

No telling how long
the effects will last.

Or who else is next.

How many of them?