Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 9, Episode 11 - Streetwise - full transcript

A Park Avenue socialite's body is found in NYC'S Central Park, and the investigation leads SVU to the father figure of a homeless "street family."

(male announcer)
IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM,

SEXUALLY BASED OFFENSES ARE
CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY HEINOUS.

IN NEW YORK CITY,
THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES

WHO INVESTIGATE
THESE VICIOUS FELONIES

ARE MEMBERS
OF AN ELITE SQUAD

KNOWN AS
THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.

PREPARE TO DIE, BITCH.

[paintballs explode]
AH!

DAMN IT!
(man)
GOTCHA, HARRY.

[giggles]



SQUAD LEADER, THIS IS COUGAR.
I'M HIT.

(squad leader over walkie)
YEAH, ROGER THAT.

PROCEED TO THE NEAREST
LAUNCH POINT

AND RETURN TO BATTLE. OVER.

OH, MY GOD!

SQUAD LEADER,
I FOUND A BODY.

(squad leader over walkie)
TAG 'EM BACK INTO THE GAME

AND THEN RE-UP
THEIR AMMO SUPPLY.

NO, IT'S A REAL BODY.
SHE'S DEAD.

WHAT DO WE GOT?

JANE DOE, RAPE-HOMICIDE.

FROM THE LIVIDITY, I'D PUT
TIME OF DEATH AROUND 10 P.M.

C.O.D. BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA
TO THE HEAD.

PERP HIT HER WITH A ROCK?



IF HE DID, HE TOOK IT
WITH HIM AS A SOUVENIR.

BEAT HER UP PRETTY BAD.
FORENSICS?

FLUIDS IN HER UNDERPANTS.

A WEEKEND WARRIOR FOUND HER

WHILE THEY
WERE PLAYING PAINTBALL.

ALL THE PLAYERS
VOLUNTEERED THEIR DNA.

HER EARLOBES ARE TORN.

PERP TAKE THE EARRINGS?

HE LEFT ONE BEHIND.
THERE'S BLOOD ON THE WIRE.

HE DROPPED IT WHEN HE FLED.

(Warner)
IT'S AN ANGLE.

VERY EXPENSIVE.

MY SISTER'S A BUYER AT SAKS.

WE'LL SEND A NOTICE TO ALL
THE PAWN SHOPS IN THE TRI-STATE.

HE'LL DEFINITELY HOCK IT.

ONE OF THESE BABIES
IS WORTH FIVE GRAND.

IT SURE AS HELL
WASN'T WORTH THIS.

JANE DOE'S BLOOD ALCOHOL
WAS ELEVATED--0.1.

WELL, SHE MUST
HAVE BEEN PARTYING

BEFORE SHE HIT THE PARK.

CSU DIDN'T FIND A BOTTLE.

AND I FOUND PAINT RESIDUE
IN THE HEAD WOUND.

I'M TRYING TO MATCH
THE COLOR.

COULD IT HAVE COME FROM ONE
OF THE PAINTBALLERS?

THESE PELLETS ARE MADE
OF WATER, SORBITOL, AND WAX.

RESIDUE
IN YOUR VICTIM'S HEAD WOUND

IS BLACK LATEX WALL PAINT

MIXED WITH RUST FLAKES.

ANY LUCK
WITH THE PLAYERS' DNA?

THEY'RE CLEAR.

NO MATCH TO THE SEMEN
IN YOUR VICTIM'S PANTIES.

SO ALL WE KNOW IS SOMETHING
BLACK AND RUSTY KILLED HER.

NOT QUITE. I SAVED
THE GOOD NEWS FOR LAST.

(Stabler)
RAPIST'S IN THE SYSTEM?

NO, YOUR VICTIM IS.

HER NAME'S
SHELBY CRAWFORD.

WHAT WAS SHE COLLARED FOR?
DUI.

WRAPPED HER SAAB
AROUND A LAMPPOST.

SHELBY HASN'T TOUCHED A DROP
OF LIQUOR SINCE THE ACCIDENT.

MRS. CRAWFORD, THERE WAS ALCOHOL
IN SHELBY'S SYSTEM.

YOUR TEST MUST BE WRONG.

OR SHE WAS LYING
TO US, LYDIA.

(Stabler)
SHELBY HASN'T BEEN HOME
FOR NEARLY A DAY.

WHY DIDN'T YOU
REPORT HER MISSING?

(Mrs. Crawford)
BECAUSE SHE TOLD US

SHE WAS SLEEPING OVER
AT HER FRIEND CLAIRE'S HOUSE.

THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE
GETTING READY

FOR TONIGHT'S
COLLINSWORTH QUADRILLE.

SHELBY'S A DEBUTANTE.

YES.

(Stabler)
WHERE WAS SHE LAST NIGHT?

SHE WAS, UH,
AT THE SILVER AND WHITE BALL

AT THE PLAZA.

THAT'S ACROSS THE STREET
FROM OUR CRIME SCENE.

ARE THESE RECENT?

THEY WERE TAKEN YESTERDAY,
RIGHT HERE IN THIS ROOM.

MAY I?

THAT'S SHELBY.

AND THAT'S ANNA AND CLAIRE,
HER TWO BEST FRIENDS.

WHO'S HE?

THAT'S DOUG WALSHEN.
THAT'S SHELBY'S BOYFRIEND.

THEY BEEN HAVING
ANY PROBLEMS LATELY?

NO, NO, DOUG
IS EVERY MOTHER'S DREAM.

SHE DOESN'T LOOK TOO HAPPY
IN THAT PICTURE.

DOUG WOULDN'T DO THIS.
HE'S FROM A GOOD FAMILY.

WE'LL NEED HIS ADDRESS.

HE WOULDN'T BE AT HOME.

HE'D BE AT THE BALL,

WAITING FOR SHELBY.

GOD, I CAN'T BELIEVE
SHELBY'S DEAD.

[exhales]

I-I WORSHIPPED HER.

SHE WORSHIP YOU BACK?

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

YOU KNOW, I GOT THIS PICTURE
FROM LAST NIGHT

AND SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE'S
ABOUT TO HAVE A ROOT CANAL.

UH, SHE WAS IN A BAD MOOD.

YOU KNOW HOW GIRLS GET.

WELL, MAYBE SHE HAD HER EYES ON
ANOTHER ONE OF THESE PENGUINS?

YOU GET JEALOUS?

YOU CRAZY? NO.
SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH ME.

WHERE WERE YOU LAST NIGHT
AT 10:00?

I WAS AT THE PLAZA.

RIGHT WHERE SHELBY LEFT ME.

ASK ANYONE.

DOUG WAS AT THE BALL
TILL 11:00.

(Benson)
WERE YOU?

YEAH.

UH-HUH.

SO SHELBY WENT
INTO THE PARK BY HERSELF?

YEAH, I GUESS SO.

SHE ALWAYS
DOES HER OWN THING.

WAS SHE DOING HER OWN THING
WITH SOMEONE ON THE SIDE?

LADIES, WHAT'S WRONG
WITH THIS PICTURE? HMM?

'CAUSE THESE TWO DON'T
LOOK LIKE LOVEBIRDS TO ME.

C'MON, OUT WITH IT.

I CAN'T.

CLAIRE?

[door closes]

WHAT HAPPENED, CLAIRE?

MAYBE SHE HOOKED UP
WITH TONY.

SHE WAS KIND OF SEEING HIM.

IS TONY HERE TONIGHT?

NO, HE GOES
TO PUBLIC SCHOOL.

WELL, DO YOU KNOW
HIS LAST NAME?

I FORGET.

BUT HE'S IN A BAND,

STICKY BUTTERFINGERS.

THEY PRACTICE ON MOTT STREET
ABOVE A CHINESE BAKERY.

SHELBY AND I WERE IN LOVE.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME
YOU SAW HER?

YESTERDAY.
I SNUCK OVER TO HER PLACE.

WHAT TIME?

AROUND 5:00.

SHE CAME OUT
AT THE BACK STAIRWELL

BY THE SERVICE ELEVATOR,

TRICKED OUT
FOR THAT STUPID DANCE.

WE FOOLED AROUND
FOR A WHILE.

YOU TWO
WERE HAVING SEX

WHILE HER FAMILY
AND FRIENDS WERE INSIDE?

YEAH, IT WAS HOT.

AND AFTER THAT?

I WENT AND PLAYED

OUR LAST GIG
OF OUR POISONOUS CUPCAKES TOUR

AT THE ROXY.

THE CLUB OWNER
GONNA ALIBI YOU?

FROM SOUND-CHECK AT 7:00
TO WAY PAST 1:00.

SHELBY LEFT ME A VIDEO
VOICEMAIL FOR GOOD LUCK.

YOU STILL HAVE THAT?

I'LL NEVER ERASE IT.

HI, BABY.
HOPE THE GIG ROCKS.

'CAUSE THIS BALL SUCKS.

JUST CAME OUT TO THE PARK
TO GET DRUNK WITH ANNA.

SAY HI, ANNA.

HI, TONY. BYE, TONY.

I WONDER WHY ANNA FORGOT
TO MENTION SHE WAS IN THE PARK.

(Shelby)
BYE, BABY, I LOVE YOU!

(Sandra)
MS. ANNA'S IN HER ROOM.

(Stabler)
WHERE ARE HER PARENTS?

IN TAHITI FOR THREE WEEKS,

THEN PARIS
FOR THE SPRING COLLECTIONS.

[music playing inside bedroom]

[knocks]

MS. ANNA,
YOU HAVE VISITORS.

EXCUSE ME.

*

HEY.

[turns music off]

WHAT THE HELL?

(Anna)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
GET DRESSED.

(Stabler)
COME ON, WE'LL KEEP

THE PARTY GOING
DOWN AT THE STATION.

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL US

THAT YOU WERE
IN THE PARK WITH SHELBY?

BECAUSE I WAS GETTING WASTED.

YOU NEED LIQUID COURAGE
TO KILL YOUR BEST FRIEND?

I WOULD NEVER KILL SHELBY.

BUT YOU'D BANG HER FRIEND.

THAT'S WHAT GUYS DO.

ANNA'S JUST A MATTRESS.

DOUG AND I ARE IN LOVE.

SO YOU WANTED SHELBY DEAD.

WITH HER OUT OF THE PICTURE,
DOUG'S ALL YOURS.

ANNA MUST HAVE KILLED HER.

CRAZY BITCH
WAS ALWAYS JEALOUS OF SHELBY.

YOU JEALOUS TOO THERE, STUD?

DIDN'T LIKE SHELBY

SCREWING ANOTHER GUY?

NO WAY.
OH, YEAH.

SHE WAS DOING HIM
IN THE STAIRWAY

WHILE YOU WERE INSIDE
WITH THE PARENTS.

THAT PISS YOU OFF?
NO!

WANT TO TEACH HER
A LESSON?
YOU'RE WRONG!

I DIDN'T KILL SHELBY!
(Benson)
YOU LOVE HIM SO MUCH

THAT YOU WERE WILLING
TO KILL TO GET HIM.

YOU'RE NUTS.

YOU'RE RUNNING
OUT OF EXCUSES.

ANNA TOLD YOU SHELBY
WAS SCREWING ANOTHER GUY.

THAT'S WHY
YOU BEAT HER TO DEATH.

NO, I-I SWEAR
I DIDN'T DO THIS.

DOUG'S LYING.

WELL, I LIKE ANNA
FOR IT, EL.

GIRLS CAN DO CRAZY THINGS
WHEN THEY'RE PUSHED.

AND WHEN A WOMAN
CHEATS ON HER MAN,

HE CAN BLOW A GASKET.

WHAT ABOUT TONY WHAM-BAM?
HIS DNA COME BACK?

YEP. AND IT'S A MATCH.

BUT THE MANAGER
AT THE ROXY ALIBIED HIM.

SO SHELBY WASN'T RAPED.

FLUIDS ARE FROM THE QUICKIE
SHE HAD IN THE STAIRWELL.

WELL, ONE OF THESE TWO
KILLED SHELBY.

PUT THE RATS IN THE CAGE,
LET 'EM FIGHT IT OUT.

YOU TOLD ME YOU LOVED ME.

JUST SO I COULD GET
IN YOUR PANTS, YOU STUPID SLUT.
SCREW YOU!

FREAKIN' PSYCHO,
YOU KILLED SHELBY.

NO, I DIDN'T.
YOU KILLED HER.

YOU WERE THE ONE THAT WAS
IN THE PARK WITH HER.

WHEN I LEFT, SHE WAS ALIVE
AND CALLING HER REAL BOYFRIEND.

LYING WHORE!
SHOVE IT!

(Stabler)
HEY, OPEN THAT. ENOUGH.

GET OFF ME!
ENOUGH.

ANNA, CALM DOWN.
COME BACK HERE.

YOU ARE
SO GOING TO JAIL FOR THIS!

MAYBE NOT.

WE JUST GOT A HIT
ON SHELBY'S EARRING

AT A PAWNSHOP
IN ALPHABET CITY.

FIN AND LAKE ARE THERE NOW.

(Lake)
EARRING WAS HOCKED
BY SUNSHINE SMITH.

LIVES AT
6-7-8-9 PEEK-A-BOO LANE.

THAT'S A FAIRY TALE,

FRIEND.

NOW THAT YOU
READ IT BACK TO ME,

IT DOES SOUND
A TAD BIT SUSPICIOUS.

PLAY THE TAPE,
EINSTEIN.

(Big Jerry)
THAT'S SUNSHINE.

MAN, YOU KNOW IT'S ILLEGAL
FOR UNDERAGE KIDS TO PAWN.

HEY, A GUY GOTTA EAT.

YOU NEED TO GO
ON A DIET.

STOP THE TAPE.

(Lake)
THIS GIRL DOESN'T WEIGH
85 POUNDS SOAKING WET.

NO WAY SHE COULD TAKE
SHELBY DOWN HERSELF.

MUST'VE HAD FRIENDS.

OR FAMILY.

WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT?

SHE SAID THEY WERE HUNGRY,
HADN'T EATEN IN DAYS.

THAT HER DAD TOLD HER
TO PAWN THE EARRING.

SO THEY'RE
A HOMELESS FAMILY.

AND MURDER'S HOW DADDY
BRINGS HOME THE BACON.

HEY, ANY LUCK?

I WAS ABLE TO SWEETEN
YOUR VIDEO IMAGE.

HERE'S THE GIRL WHO PAWNED

YOUR VICTIM'S EARRING.

(Stabler)
FIN WASN'T KIDDING.

LOOKS LIKE SHE
HASN'T EATEN IN WEEKS.

HOLD ON, PAUSE IT.

THE WRITING ON HER JACKET,
I'VE SEEN IT BEFORE.

I'LL BLOW IT UP.

[Morales types]

(Benson)
I SAW A KID
TAGGING A PARK BENCH

WITH THAT SYMBOL.

AND WHEN I BADGED HIM,
HE HIT ME UP FOR SUBWAY FARE,

SAID HE WAS
LIVING ON THE STREET.

SO MAYBE
OUR GIRL'S A RUNAWAY.

RUBEN, CHECK FOR YOUTH SHELTERS
NEAR THE PAWNSHOP.

[types]

THERE'S ONE
THREE BLOCKS AWAY.

(Paige)
SURE, I KNOW HER.
THAT'S JOSIE.

IS SHE OKAY?

WE DON'T KNOW.

WHEN'S THE LAST TIME
YOU SAW HER?

TUESDAY, WHEN SHE
WAS HERE FOR GROUP.

THERAPY?

YOU COULD CALL IT THAT.

I TEACH CREATIVE WRITING.

JOSIE'S MY MOST
TALENTED STUDENT.

YOU KNOW, SHE'S ONLY 11
AND SHE WRITES FROM THE GUT,

BUT HER VOICE IS LYRICAL.

SOUNDS LIKE YOU
REALLY CARE ABOUT HER.

I CARE ABOUT ALL MY KIDS,
BUT JOSIE IS SPECIAL.

THAT'S WHY IT HURT SO MUCH
WHEN SHE WENT BACK TO PHALANX.

WHAT'S PHALANX?

IT'S A STREET FAMILY.

HERE, I'LL SHOW YOU.

(Stabler)
"PHALANX FAMILY TIES."

YEAH, THE BOY WHO SHOT
THESE PHOTOS,

HE WAS A MEMBER OF PHALANX.

HE'S SO TALENTED, WE GOT HIM
A SCHOLARSHIP TO ART SCHOOL.

AND WHY DO YOU
CALL THEM A FAMILY?

WELL, THERE'S TWO PARENTS
IN CHARGE.

COLE RODERICK'S THE FATHER

AND CASSIDY CORNELL'S
THE MOTHER.

PLAYING HOUSE
WITH HOMELESS KIDS.

IT'S NOT A GAME.

IT'S NATIONWIDE.

EVERY CITY'S GOT
STREET FAMILIES NOW.

IN PHALANX, IT'S CASSIDY
AND COLE THAT MAKE THE RULES.

THE CHILDREN FOLLOW THEM.

THERE'S JOSIE.
SHE'S THE OBEDIENT DAUGHTER?

WELL, ALL THE KIDS ARE LIKE
BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

THE KIDS ON THE STREETS
ARE USUALLY RUNAWAYS.

WHAT WAS JOSIE
RUNNING FROM?

BEING RAPED BY HER MOTHER'S
NUMEROUS BOYFRIENDS.

EVERY TIME I THINK
I'M GETTING CLOSE TO HER,

SHE RETREATS BACK
TO THE FAMILY.

YOU WOULDN'T BE HERE
UNLESS JOSIE WAS IN TROUBLE.

WHAT HAPPENED?

WE THINK SHE'S INVOLVED
WITH A MURDER.

IF SHE WAS,
IT'S COLE'S FAULT.

BUT I NEVER THOUGHT
HE'D GO THIS FAR.

THE JERK TELLS THEM
HE LOVES THEM,

AND THEN HE MAKES THEM EARN IT
BY DOING HIS BIDDING.

THE GUY'S
A CHARLES MANSON WANNABE.

THE DIFFERENCE IS,

COLE DOESN'T HAVE SEX
WITH HIS CHILDREN.

(woman over loudspeaker)
PAIGE, PLEASE COME
TO THE FRONT OFFICE.

PAIGE, PLEASE
COME TO THE FRONT OFFICE.

LET ME KNOW IF I CAN
DO ANYTHING.

(Stabler)
180th AND 11th AVENUE.

LOOKS LIKE THEY
SET UP CAMP THERE.

LET'S GO FEUD
WITH THE FAMILY.

PLACE LOOKS EXACTLY
LIKE MY SLEEPAWAY CAMP.

UNTIL PATROL FINDS THEM,

AND THEY GOTTA MOVE
TO ANOTHER PLACE.

OH.

MAMA BEAR'S HOME.

HI, CASSIDY.

DO I KNOW YOU?

DETECTIVES BENSON
AND STABLER.

WE SAW YOUR PICTURE
AT THE EXHIBIT IN THE SHELTER.

IT DOESN'T DO YOU
JUSTICE.
GOT A MINUTE?

NOPE.

C'MON, SCOUT.

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA.

WHERE'S JOSIE?

I DON'T KNOW.

LOOK,
WE CAN DO THIS

THE EASY WAY
OR THE HARD WAY.

HOW 'BOUT NEITHER?

DADDY'S HOME.

WHERE ARE THE KIDS?

PANHANDLING ON WEST END.

JOSIE WITH THEM?

WE HAVEN'T SEEN HER
IN WEEKS.

WHAT KIND OF FATHER
ARE YOU,

YOU DON'T KNOW
WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE?

[children chattering]

HI, DAD.

THERE'S JOSIE.

KIDS, SCATTER!

(Stabler)
I'LL GO AFTER COLE!

(Benson)
JOSIE, WAIT!

[children shouting]

[horn honks]

[horn honks]

[brakes screech]

JOSIE, COME HERE.
UHH!

CALM DOWN, JOSIE,
I'M NOT GOING TO HURT YOU.

GET OFF ME!

IT'S OKAY, SWEETIE,
CALM DOWN.

LET GO OF ME, BITCH!

(Benson)
JOSIE, IF YOU TALK TO US,
WE CAN HELP YOU.

BUT IF YOU KEEP UP
THE SILENT TREATMENT,

THEN THERE'S NOTHING
WE CAN DO.

NOW WE KNOW THAT YOU
PAWNED SHELBY'S EARRING,

BUT I DON'T THINK
THAT YOU KILLED HER BY YOURSELF,

SO WHO HELPED YOU?

WAS IT COLE?

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL
HELP HIM DO IT?

[spits]

DON'T TALK
ABOUT MY DAD.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.
UP YOURS.

I WON'T RAT THE ONLY PERSON
WHO CARES ABOUT ME.

SOCIAL WORKER
AT THE SHELTER CARES ABOUT YOU.

PAIGE ISN'T FAMILY.
DAD'S ALL I GOT.

WHAT ABOUT
YOUR REAL PARENTS?

THOSE ASSWIPES?

WHEN I TOLD MY MOM

HER BOYFRIEND WAS SNEAKING
INTO MY ROOM AT NIGHT,

SHE BLAMED ME
AND KICKED ME OUT.

I WAS NINE.

SO YOU'VE BEEN
ON THE STREET FOR TWO YEARS?

IT'S NO BIG DEAL.

FAMILY TAKES
GOOD CARE OF ME.

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE
THEY FEED YOU TOO WELL.

(Stabler)
WHEN WAS THE LAST MEAL
YOU HAD?

TWO DAYS AGO.

I THOUGHT THE MONEY
FOR THE EARRING

WAS GONNA BUY SOME BIG FEAST
FOR THE FAMILY.

COLE SAID WE'D EAT
WHEN IT WAS TIME.

JOSIE,
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

ARIZONA.

HITCHED A RIDE HERE.

GUY WHO PICKED ME UP

MADE ME DO STUFF
TO HIM EVERY NIGHT

TILL WE GOT TO THE CITY.

AND THEN HE PULLED OVER
ON THE FDR.

AND JUST PUSHED ME
OUT OF THE VAN.

DAD WOULD NEVER
DO THAT TO ME.

AND YOU'LL
NEVER GET ME TO TALK.

I'M GONNA CALL PAIGE
AT THE SHELTER.

MAYBE SHE CAN HELP US
GET THROUGH TO JOSIE.

GOOD LUCK.

BUT SHE WON'T
GIVE UP HER FAMILY

JUST BECAUSE
YOU ASKED HER TO.

YOU GOT AN IDEA?

THAT GIRL IS STARVING.

YOU WANT US
TO BRIBE HER WITH FOOD?

I THINK COERCION
IS MORE LIKE IT.

INTERVENTIONS
AREN'T ALWAYS PRETTY.

[door opens]

HEY, JOSIE, DO YOU MIND
IF WE EAT HERE?

I DON'T CARE.

EVERYTHING LOOKS SO GOOD,

I DON'T EVEN KNOW
WHERE TO START.

I AM STARTING WITH DESSERT.

CHOCOLATE-CHIP.

THEY'RE STILL WARM.

THESE ARE MY FAVORITE.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA HAVE?

(Stabler)
PIZZA.

OH, MY GOD.

BEST PIZZA IN THE CITY.

I'M READY
FOR MY ICE CREAM SUNDAE.

CHOCOLATE SYRUP.

SPRINKLES.

MM!

HOW IS IT?

DELICIOUS.

JOSIE.

YOU WANT SOME?

HMM?

YOU KNOW WHAT?

AS SOON AS YOU TELL US
ABOUT THE EARRING,

WE CAN ALL EAT TOGETHER.

I WASN'T THERE
WHEN THE RICH GIRL DIED.

WHO WAS?

MY MOM AND DAD.

HERE YOU GO, BABE.

GOOD?

YEAH.

CAN I HAVE SOME PIZZA?

YEAH, SURE. HERE.

SO WHAT HAPPENED
THAT NIGHT?

CASSIDY HEARD THE RICH GIRL
CALL MY DAD A NAME.

(Benson)
AND WHAT NAME WAS THAT?

STUPID FAG.

THAT'S A NO-NO.

TIME FOR S.O.S.

S.O.S.?

STOMP ON SIGHT.

SO MY DAD HIT HER

WITH THE LOCK
ON HIS SMILEY CHAIN.

WHAT WAS THE COLOR
OF THE LOCK?

IT WAS RUSTY,

SO HE PAINTED IT BLACK.

JOSIE, WHERE'S COLE NOW?

I DON'T KNOW.

I WANT TO GO HOME.

(Benson)
LISTEN, SWEETIE,
YOU CAN'T.

YOU CAN'T GO BACK THERE.

WHERE AM I GONNA GO?

WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ME?

[knock on door,
door opens]

PAIGE IS HERE.

HI, JOSIE.

PAIGE.

(Stabler)
JOSIE, YOU'RE GONNA STAY
AT THE SHELTER

TONIGHT WITH PAIGE.

WE'LL FIGURE THINGS OUT
IN THE MORNING.

WHAT ABOUT MY BROTHERS
AND SISTERS?

WE'RE GONNA DO
EVERYTHING WE CAN.

(Stabler)
THIS PLACE IS A GHOST TOWN.

(Benson)
THERE'S NO WAY THAT COLE'S
GONNA WAIT FOR US TO COME BACK.

(Stabler)
LIV.

(Benson)
"JOSIE'S ROOM."

EL, CHECK OUT THE WALL.

"JOSIE EQUALS TRAITOR.

TRAITORS MUST DIE."

WE GOTTA MOVE HER.

(Benson)
IT'S PAIGE.

NO PULSE.

COLE'S GOT JOSIE.

THE HEAD WOUND LOOKS
THE SAME AS SHELBY'S.
IT SHOULD.

I PULLED SAMPLES OF THIS
RESIDUE FROM THE WOUND.

BLACK PAINT AND RUST FLAKES
FROM THE LOCK COLE HIT HER WITH.

PATROL IS SWEEPING MANHATTAN
NORTH OF 42nd STREET.

NO SIGN OF COLE
OR ANYBODY FROM PHALANX.

I'D BE IN THE WIND TOO
IF I WERE COLE.

WHAT'VE YOU GOT?

JOSIE'S SHORT STORIES.
THEY WERE IN PAIGE'S OFFICE.

REMEMBER THAT ROBBERY
IN RIVERSIDE PARK

A COUPLE MONTHS BACK
WHERE THE VICTIM

WAS KNOCKED OUT
AND CHAINED TO A TREE?

IT WAS ALL OVER THE PAPERS.
THEY NEVER FOUND THE GUY.

READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH.

"WHILE THE CROW SLEPT,

"THE BOSS LION
CHAINED HER TO A TREE.

"THAT MADE IT EASY
TO PLUCK HER FEATHERS.

THE LION CUBS
SAID IT WAS THE PERFECT CRIME."

I HAD MANHATTAN ROBBERY
PULL THE FILE.

THE VICTIM SAID SHE
WAS KNOCKED OUT WITH A CHAIN.

JUST LIKE PAIGE
AND SHELBY.

JOSIE'S WRITING
ABOUT HER FAMILY'S CRIMES.

THIS ONE WORRIES ME MOST.

IT DESCRIBES A BLOODY BATTLE
BETWEEN LIONS AND CROWS.

"THREE CROWS
ARE BURIED IN GRAVES

THROUGHOUT A KINGDOM."

A GROUP OF LIONS
IS CALLED A PRIDE.

AND A GROUP OF CROWS
IS CALLED A MURDER.

JOSIE CAN FINGER COLE
FOR THREE MORE HOMICIDES.

(Cassidy)
HEY! HEY!
HEY, LET ME THROUGH!

GET OFF ME! HEY!

LET GO OF ME!
LET ME THROUGH! HEY!

(Benson)
CASSIDY.

WHERE IS SHE?
WHERE'S MY DAUGHTER?

WHERE'S MY BABY?

COLE TOOK HER.

OH, MY GOD, I'M TOO LATE.

PLEASE,
YOU HAVE TO SAVE MY BABY.

AFTER YOU GRABBED JOSIE,

FAMILY HAD
A COUNCIL MEETING.

COLE DECIDED
SHE KNEW TOO MUCH.

WE SAW THE GRAFFITI.
"TRAITORS MUST DIE."

I TRIED TO TALK HIM OUT OF IT,
BUT HIS MIND WAS MADE UP.

COLE WAS CRAZY MAD.

I HAD TO PROTECT
MY OTHER CHILDREN,

SO I TOOK THEM
SOMEWHERE SAFE.

WHERE?

A SQUATTER CAMP IN ASTORIA.

I WENT TO THE SHELTER
TO LOOK FOR JOSIE.

I DIDN'T THINK COLE
WAS GONNA GO THERE.

WHERE WOULD HE TAKE HER?

I DON'T KNOW.

(Benson)
WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE YOU?

I WOULDN'T LIE.

MY BEING HERE IS PUTTING
ALL OF MY OTHER KIDS AT RISK.

BUT THEY'RE NOT YOUR KIDS.

I TAKE CARE OF THEM
WHEN THEY'RE SICK.

I LISTEN TO THEIR PROBLEMS.

I TUCK THEM IN AT NIGHT.

I DO ALL THE THINGS THAT
A GOOD MOTHER WOULD DO, OKAY?

(Benson)
A GOOD MOTHER
DOESN'T LET HER KIDS

ROB AND KILL.

[door opens]

ELLIOT.

JOSIE JUST TURNED UP.

CON-ED FOUND HER
STUFFED DOWN A MANHOLE.

[crying]

JUST TAKE A LOOK.

HER EYES WERE GOUGED OUT

AND HER CHEEKS SLIT
FROM EAR TO EAR.

PLEASE STOP.

STOP? I BET THAT'S WHAT JOSIE
SAID, BUT COLE DIDN'T LISTEN.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAID

THAT SHE WAS TORTURED
FOR OVER 12 HOURS.

PLEASE!

[vomiting]

(Benson)
WHERE IS HE, CASSIDY?

I DON'T KNOW.

(Stabler)
YOU KEEP TELLING US

WHAT A GREAT MOTHER
YOU ARE.

THAT'S YOUR DAUGHTER THEN.

THAT'S YOUR DAUGHTER.

AND THAT SON OF A BITCH
KILLED HER.

I DON'T THINK YOU GET IT!

COLE RODERICK SAVED MY LIFE.

BEFORE I MET HIM,
MY MOM RENTED MY BODY

TO HER DRUG DEALERS
FOR THREE YEARS.

IT WAS HELL.

WELL, COLE'S GOING TO HELL

FOR WHAT HE DID TO JOSIE
AND THE OTHERS.

WHAT OTHERS?

THE THREE OTHER PEOPLE
COLE KILLED.

SO YOU ARE A MAIN CHARACTER
IN JOSIE'S SHORT STORIES.

ME?

YEAH, AND COLE.
THE WHOLE FAMILY.

WHY DON'T YOU READ

THE FIRST PAGE,
SECOND PARAGRAPH.

(Benson)
OUT LOUD.

"AFTER THE BATTLE
AND ITS BOMBS WENT QUIET,

"THE BOSS LION WENT HOME
TO HIS LIONESS.

"SHE PURRED AS SHE LICKED
THE CROW'S BLOOD FROM HIS PAWS--

HER LEADER; HER LOVER;
HER LIFE..."

(Stabler)
YOUR LION'S BURIED
AN AWFUL LOT OF VICTIMS

AROUND THIS CITY.

THAT LIONESS
IS AN ACCESSORY TO MURDER.

DID YOU LICK THE BLOOD
FROM COLE'S HANDS

AFTER HE KILLED JOSIE?

I DIDN'T KILL ANYONE.

YEAH? IT DOESN'T MATTER.

BECAUSE THE LAW SAYS THAT YOU
ARE JUST AS GUILTY AS HE IS.

I WANT A DEAL.

I TALK AND YOU GIVE ME

A ONE-WAY TICKET
TO SAN FRANCISCO.

WHY SAN FRANCISCO?

A LOT OF STREET KIDS
GO UP THERE FOR THE WINTER.

I CAN MEET UP
WITH A NEW FAMILY.

(Novak)
YOU TELL US WHERE COLE

BURIED THOSE OTHER PEOPLE,

AND IT'S A DEAL.

[exhales]

THE FIRST WAS SOME OLD HOMELESS
GUY IN PROSPECT PARK.

COLE HAD NEVER KILLED ANYONE
BEFORE.

HE WAS JUST SCARING OUR KIDS
INTO RESPECTING HIM.

THAT WAS TWO MONTHS AGO.

AFTER HE KILLED THE BUM,
COLE MADE A NEW LAW.

HONOR THY MOTHER
AND FATHER OR DIE.

DID ANYONE BREAK THAT RULE?

BYRNESY ROSS.

HE'S BURIED
IN VAN CORTLANDT PARK.

BYRNESY CAME DOWN
FROM PROVIDENCE LAST MONTH.

HE SAID THAT HE COULD MAKE
A BETTER FATHER

TO THE FAMILY THAN COLE.

COLE STABBED HIM 30 TIMES.

AND WHO ELSE DISHONORED COLE?

[exhales]

LARISSA RHEDD,
COLE'S WIFE BEFORE ME.

SHE'S, UH, NEXT TO THE HIGHWAY
IN RIVERDALE.

LARISSA WAS BANGING
A DRUG DEALER

TO COP HER HEROIN.

WHEN COLE FOUND OUT,

HE LEFT HER FOR ME.

SHE WENT TO A NEW FAMILY.

I THOUGHT HE WAS OVER HER.

BUT WHEN HE MADE THE NEW LAW,

HE SAID THAT IT

APPLIED TO PAST CRIMES TOO.

SO HE KILLED LARISSA.

THAT'S IT.

CAN I GO?

YOU'VE GOT ONE MORE TO GO:

SHELBY CRAWFORD.

JOSIE SAID THAT
YOU WERE IN THE PARK

WITH COLE
THE NIGHT SHELBY DIED.

WHAT HAPPENED?

[exhales]

I WAS TAKING A PISS
IN THE BUSHES

WHEN COLE SPOTTED
THE RICH GIRL.

SHE WAS TALKING
ON A FANCY PHONE.

AND HE WANTED IT.

AND HER DIAMOND EARRINGS.

THOSE ROCKS WOULD FEED
OUR FAMILY FOR MONTHS.

SO HE ROBBED HER.
DID SHE PUT UP A FIGHT?

SHE WAS TOO DRUNK.

COLE WAS WALKING AWAY

WHEN SHE STARTED
SAYING STUFF.

I TOLD HER TO SHUT UP,

BUT COLE CAME BACK
AND ASKED ME WHAT SHE SAID

AND I TOLD HIM.

SO SHE DISRESPECTED HIM,
AND COLE KILLED HER.

HE HIT HER
WITH HIS SMILEY CHAIN.

JUST ONCE, BUT SHE WAS DEAD.

WE HEARD VOICES AND WE RAN.

AM I DONE?

CALIFORNIA, HERE YOU COME.

BUT FIRST
YOU HAVE TO TESTIFY.

AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT UNTIL
WE HAVE COLE IN CUSTODY, SO...

STILL NO IDEA
WHERE HE MIGHT BE?

WHEN IT GETS COLD,

THE FAMILY SHACKS UP
IN AN ABANDONED WAREHOUSE.

WHERE?

FORT GREENE.

GO UPSTAIRS.
I'LL SWEEP DOWN HERE.

[both grunting]

YOU'RE GONNA BREAK
MY WRISTS. AAH!

I'M IRISH,
BUT I'M NOT THAT LUCKY.

COLE RODERICK,

YOU'RE UNDER ARREST FOR
THE MURDER OF SHELBY CRAWFORD,

PAIGE BEDDLES,
AND JOSIE KNOX.

[groans]

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.

IF YOU GIVE UP THAT RIGHT,
ANYTHING YOU SAY

CAN AND WILL BE USED
AGAINST YOU

IN A COURT OF LAW.

(Stabler)
YOU RECOGNIZE THEM?

MAN, GET THIS STUFF
AWAY FROM ME.
MATTER, COLE?

YOU DON'T LIKE
TRIPPING DOWN MEMORY LANE?

NO, I DON'T LIKE LIARS.

YOU PHOTOSHOPPED ALL THAT.

WELL, WE SURE AS HELL
DIDN'T FAKE THESE.

READ 'EM.

THEY'RE CRIME STORIES.

READ 'EM.
THEY'RE YOURS.

EVEN AFTER
YOU KILLED JOSIE,

SHE STILL HELPED US
NAIL YOUR ASS TO THE WALL.

YEAH, IT'S SAD,
BUT AT THE END,

JOSIE WAS JUST
A BAD APPLE.

EVERY FARMER KNOWS
THERE'S ONE IN EVERY BUSHEL.

(Stabler)
SO NOW YOU'RE A FARMER?

I THOUGHT YOU WERE A FATHER.

SAME THING, RIGHT?
I'M A PROVIDER.

THEY COME TO ME
AS REFUGEES FROM BABYLON.

BABYLON?

YEAH, YOUR WORLD.

WHERE DRONES WORK MCJOBS

AND HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS
TO REALLY BE FREE.

WHERE ADULTS PREY ON CHILDREN
FOR SEX BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

I SET THEM FREE.

YOU MAKE THEM ROB
AND MURDER FOR YOU.

WHATEVER THEY DO,
THEY DO TO SUPPORT

THE ONLY REAL FATHER
THEY HAVE EVER KNOWN.

YOU'VE GOT SOME SET ON YOU,

SAYING YOU'RE A REAL FATHER.

MY FATHER
WAS A VIOLENT BASTARD

WHO USED TO POUND ON ME
FOR LAUGHS, OKAY?!

IT WAS RUN OR DIE.

I'VE BEEN ON THE STREETS
MY WHOLE LIFE.

I UNDERSTAND MY KIDS
BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST LIKE ME.

THEY'RE YOUR PAWNS.
YOU'RE A SOCIOPATH.

AND YOU'RE A HYPOCRITE!
SIT DOWN.

YOU LOCK UP YOUR KIDS,
AND YOU CALL THAT LOVE.

I GIVE THEM REAL LOVE--

FREEDOM TO BE THEMSELVES.

FREEDOM FROM THE ABUSE.

YEAH, AND IF THEY
CROSS YOU, YOU KILL THEM.

IF SOMEONE THREATENED
YOUR FAMILY,

WOULDN'T YOU KILL
TO PROTECT THEM?

MY WIFE AND I WERE JUST
SAFEGUARDING OUR BABIES.

WELL, RIGHT NOW
YOUR WIFE'S WITH US.

CASSIDY MAY HAVE RUN AWAY,
BUT SHE'D NEVER SIDE WITH YOU.

WE HAVE OUR OWN COURTS.
RIGHT.

AND YOU'LL SEE CASSIDY
IN OURS.

FAMILY WAS HANGING OUT
IN PROSPECT PARK,

EATING AND DRINKING.

COLE WAS TELLING STORIES
TO THE KIDS.

SOUNDS LIKE
A NICE FAMILY PICNIC.

IT WAS.

UNTIL SOME HOMELESS GUY
CAME UP TO COLE

AND ASKED HIM FOR A BEER.

COLE SAID NO,

BUT THE GUY
WOULDN'T LET HIM GO.

SO HE WAS TWEAKED OUT

AND HE PUSHED COLE
INTO A TREE.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

THE KIDS WERE AFRAID.

COLE DRAGGED THE GUY
INTO THE BUSHES

AND TOLD ME TO FOLLOW HIM.

(Novak)
DID YOU GO?

YES, BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO.

SHE'S LYING!

CONTROL YOURSELF,
MR. RODERICK.

CASSIDY, JUST LOOK AT ME.

CASSIDY, WHAT HAPPENED
IN THE BUSHES?

[exhales]

COLE STARTED WAILING
ON THE OLD GUY.

HE WAS MAD
LIKE I'D NEVER SEEN HIM.

BECAUSE THE OLD MAN
PUSHED HIM.

BECAUSE HE WAS DISRESPECTED
IN FRONT OF HIS CHILDREN.

COLE WOULDN'T STAND FOR IT.

SO HE TOOK HIS SMILEY CHAIN

AND HE WHACKED THE GUY
ON THE HEAD.

PEOPLE'S TWO, YOUR HONOR.

THIS SMILEY CHAIN?

YES.

COLE USED IT
IN ALL HIS MURDERS.

PLEASE,
YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND

THAT MY FAMILY
WASN'T ABOUT KILLING.

IT WAS ABOUT LOVE.

TRAITOR! WHORE!

ANOTHER OUTBURST LIKE THAT
AND I WILL REMOVE THE DEFENDANT.

I'M SORRY, MY LOVE.
I'M SO SORRY.

YOU HAVE BROKEN EVERY COVENANT
OF THIS PHALANX FAMILY.

COLE, SHUT UP!
SHUT UP!

(Judge)
MR. RODERICK, PLEASE!

YOU ARE A DISGRACE!

YOUR HONOR--

(Judge)
I WARNED YOU, MR. RODERICK.

BAILIFF,
REMOVE THE DEFENDANT.

IN THE EYES OF ALL
YOUR EX-FAMILY MEMBERS,

YOU WILL NEVER BE SAFE,
CASSIDY!

WE WILL GET OUR JUSTICE!

(Judge)
GET HIM OUT OF MY COURTROOM!

CASSIDY! CASSIDY!

[crying]

COLE GOT 25 YEARS
FOR EACH MURDER,

CONSECUTIVE.

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE,
SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.

EXCUSE ME.

DETECTIVE STABLER.

YEAH,
CAN I HELP YOU?

YEAH, WE SAW YOUR PICTURE
IN THE PAPER TODAY.

YOU WERE STANDING
WITH OUR DAUGHTER.

CASSIDY'S PARENTS?

THAT'S NOT CASSIDY.
THAT'S OUR DAUGHTER HELEN.

[door opens]

WHERE'S THAT BUS TICKET
YOU PROMISED?

I WANT TO SHOW YOU
SOMETHING FIRST.

COME HERE.

THEY LOOK FAMILIAR TO YOU?

NAH.

(Stabler)
NO?

HEY, DON'T SCREW WITH ME.

YOU SAID YOUR MOTHER
WAS A CRACK WHORE

WHO PIMPED YOU OUT
FOR THE PRICE OF A PIPE.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY?

WHAT DO I WANT YOU--

WHY DON'T WE START
WITH WHERE YOU'RE FROM.

PARK AVENUE.

I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE SHE
WAS THIS CLOSE ALL THIS TIME.

AFTER SHE RAN AWAY,
WE LOOKED FOR HER EVERYWHERE.

WE EVEN HIRED
PRIVATE DETECTIVES.

WELL, LIVING ON THE STREETS
DOESN'T LEAVE MUCH OF A TRAIL.

BUT WHAT WAS SHE DOING THERE?
SHE HAD THE PERFECT LIFE.

THEY NEVER HAD ANY TIME,
EXCEPT TO BOSS ME AROUND.

DON'T SLOUCH, DEAR.
EAT YOUR VEGETABLES.

CALL YOUR TUTOR.
GET TO YOUR LESSON.

KEEP UP YOUR GRADES

OR YOU'RE NOT GONNA GET
INTO A GOOD COLLEGE.

THEY SMOTHERED ME
WITH THEIR RULES.

THEY ACTED LIKE PARENTS.

NO, I'M A PARENT,

AND I WOULD NEVER ACT
THAT WAY.

RIGHT, NOW,
AND SIX PEOPLE ARE DEAD.

THAT'S NOT MY FAULT.

EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH
HAS BEEN A LIE.

HERE'S THE TRUTH.

YOU STOOD AROUND
WHILE COLE BUSTED HEADS.

YOU'RE NOT RESPONSIBLE?

YOU'RE NOT AN UPTOWN GIRL,

YOU'RE NOT A STREET KID,

SO WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?

DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL
LIKE A BIG, TOUGH GUY

TO BOSS PEOPLE AROUND

AND FLASH
YOUR LITTLE BADGE

LIKE IT ACTUALLY MEANS
SOMETHING?

WELL, GUESS WHAT, MAN?
IT MEANS NOTHING!

(Mr. Braidwell)
WE TRIED TO GIVE HER
EVERYTHING,

BUT MAYBE
WE PUSHED HER TOO HARD.

IT'S JUST THAT
ST. WINIFRED'S

IS SUCH
A COMPETITIVE SCHOOL.

(Benson)
ST. WINIFRED'S?

DID SHE KNOW
SHELBY CRAWFORD?

YES.
THEY USED TO BE FRIENDS.

(Benson)
IT'S QUITE A COINCIDENCE,

YOU AND SHELBY
BEING IN THE SAME CLASS.

(Stabler)
ONLY BACK THEN,
YOUR NAME WAS HELEN.

(Benson)
SHELBY MUST HAVE SEEN YOU
IN THE PARK THAT NIGHT.

YOU FREAKED OUT.

YOU KNEW THAT SHE WAS
GONNA BLAST YOUR FANTASY LIFE

TO PIECES.

(Stabler)
SHE DIDN'T CALL COLE
A STUPID FAG, HMM?

YOU JUST TOLD HIM

SHE DID BECAUSE YOU KNEW
HE'D FALL FOR IT.

(Benson)
YOU HAD TO STOP HER

FROM RUNNING BACK TO SCHOOL

AND SAYING
THAT SHE SAW HELEN

WEARING RAGS
IN CENTRAL PARK.

'CAUSE YOU KNEW YOUR PARENTS
WOULD COME LOOKING FOR YOU.

I DIDN'T WANT TO GO BACK.

MY LIFE WAS A LIVING HELL.

(Stabler)
HELL?

WITH A COOK
AND A CHAUFFEUR?

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

(Benson)
NO, I DON'T UNDERSTAND A GIRL

WHO HAS EVERYTHING LYING
ABOUT BEING RAPED.

LET'S GO.

WE'RE NOT DONE HERE.

(Mr. Braidwell)
YES, YOU ARE.

CHARGE MY DAUGHTER NOW
OR WE WALK OUT THE DOOR.

COME ON, HELEN.

THEY CAN'T TOUCH YOU.

HE'S WRONG. WE HAVE
A GOOD CASE AGAINST CASSIDY.

FOR WHAT, PERJURY?

NO, MAN TWO.

WELL, YOU KNOW WE CAN'T PUT
THE WEAPON IN HER HANDS.

WE DON'T NEED IT
WHEN THE LIE'S IN HER MOUTH.

THERE WAS THIS CASE IN TEXAS:

LIKE, A WIFE WAS
SCREWING HER LOVER

WHEN HER HUSBAND
CAME HOME EARLY

AND CAUGHT THE TWO OF THEM
IN THE ACT.

THE WIFE CRIED RAPE,
THE HUSBAND SHOT THE LOVER,

AND THE GRAND JURY

HANDED UP
A MANSLAUGHTER INDICTMENT

AGAINST THE WIFE.

THE HUSBAND WALKED.

HER LIE
INSTIGATED THE MURDER.

WE NEED COLE RODERICK
TO TESTIFY AGAINST HER.

(Benson)
COLE, CASSIDY TOOK THE STAND.
SHE RATTED YOU OUT.

SCREW YOU, MAMA.

I'M NOT TESTIFYING
AGAINST HER.

DO YOU WANT TO HEAR
WHAT SHE SAID ABOUT YOU

AT TRIAL YESTERDAY?

[laughs]

"I RAN AWAY FROM HOME
TO ESCAPE TWO TYRANTS

AND ENDED UP IN BED
WITH ANOTHER: COLE RODERICK."

CASSIDY CALLED ME A TYRANT?

(Benson)
OH, WAIT,
IT GETS BETTER.

"MY FIRST DAYS ON THE STREET
WERE TOUGH..."

BUT THEN I MET COLE.

HE WAS SO HANDSOME
AND SO CHARISMATIC.

IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.

AND IN THE BEGINNING,
HE PROTECTED ME.

BUT THEN HE WENT CRAZY.

HE TURNED...

"INTO A BLOODTHIRSTY KILLER.

"I WAS HAUNTED BY THE GHOSTS

"OF THE PEOPLE
THAT HE MURDERED.

"I WANTED TO LEAVE
THE FAMILY,

"BUT I WAS AFRAID
THAT HE WOULD KILL ME TOO--

"OR WORSE, HE WOULD HURT
THE LITTLE ONES.

SO I STAYED AT THE CAMP
TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN."

BUT THEN COLE ROBBED AND KILLED
AN OLD CLASSMATE OF MINE.

AND THAT'S WHEN I KNEW
IT WAS TIME TO GO.

IF COLE CAN MURDER SOMEONE
AS INNOCENT AS SHELBY...

"HE COULD MURDER ANYBODY.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE NEXT
ON MY HUSBAND'S HIT LIST."

I WOULD NEVER HURT CASSIDY.

I LOVED HER.

BUT WHAT YOU LOVED
WASN'T REAL.

SHE LIED TO YOU.

ABOUT EVERYTHING.

SHE DISRESPECTED YOU.

(Cole)
I RIPPED UP THE RICH GIRL'S
PRETTY LITTLE DRESS,

AND I TOOK HER EARRINGS,
AND I LEFT.

AND CASS--WHATEVER
HER NAME IS,

STAYED BEHIND.

(Novak)
TELL THE JURY
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

(Cole)
I WAS CHECKING OUT

THE DIAMONDS
UNDER A STREET LAMP

WHEN CASSIDY CAME UP TO ME
AND TOLD ME

THAT THE RICH GIRL
CALLED ME A "FAG."

HOW DID THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?

PISSED OFF.

SHE WAS DISRESPECTING ME.

HOW DID THE DEFENDANT REACT?

(Cole)
SHE SAID I HAD TO DO
SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

THAT IF I DIDN'T,

I WASN'T A REAL MAN.

SHE WAS FIRING YOU UP.

(Cole)
YES.

RESPECT AND AUTHORITY

IS ALL THAT I HAVE.

CASSIDY ASKS ME,
"HOW ARE YOU

GONNA LEAD THIS FAMILY
IF THEY DON'T RESPECT YOU?"

SHE WAS RIGHT.

UNDER OUR CODE,
I HAD TO PUNISH THE GIRL.

PUNISH HER HOW?

UNDER OUR LAWS, DISRESPECT
IS PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.

(Novak)
AND IF THE DEFENDANT
HADN'T LIED TO YOU?

THEN I WOULDN'T
HAVE KILLED SHELBY.

(Novak)
IS THAT THE ONLY LIE
THAT SHE TOLD YOU?

(Cole)
NO WAY.

SHE'S LYING TO ME
RIGHT NOW.

SHE'S LYING TO YOU TOO.

SITTING THERE
IN YOUR FINE CLOTHES

AND FANCY JEWELS.

SO WHAT ELSE IS SHE
LYING ABOUT?

TWO WEEKS AGO,
SHE WAS ON THE STREET IN RAGS

PRETENDING TO BE
ONE OF US--

LYING ABOUT A--

A LIFETIME OF ABUSE.

THESE RAGS?

YEAH.

SO WHAT ABOUT YOU,
MR. RODERICK?

ARE YOU LYING
TO THIS COURT?

NO!

YOU'RE GOING TO JAIL
FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.

SO WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE YOU?

BECAUSE I'M NOT DENYING
THAT I KILLED SIX PEOPLE.

I MAY HAVE BEEN
A STRICT FATHER,

BUT I NEVER LIED.

GO ASK MY KIDS.

(Judge)
ON THE CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER
IN THE SECOND DEGREE,

HOW DOES THE JURY FIND?

WE FIND
THE DEFENDANT GUILTY.

[gasps]

I HATE YOUR GUTS.

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