Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 9, Episode 12 - Signature - full transcript

Detectives Benson and Lake get the help of an FBI agent as they search for a serial killer who brutally attacks young women. However, there are signs that the agent may not be able to handle the mental and emotional weight of the case.

(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.

(man)
STEP IT UP, SON.

FOSTER CARE PAYS YOU.

THAT DON'T
MAKE YOU MY DAD.



TRUE, BUT I CAN SEE
YOU NEED ONE.

SOMETHING STINKS
OVER THERE, BRIAN.

THOUGHT YOU WERE
A TOUGH GUY.

TOUGHER THAN YOU, OLD MAN.

THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE
NO PROBLEM HOLDING THE BAG

WHILE I SCOOP UP
THE DEAD ANIMAL.

STAY BACK, MAX!
DON'T COME BACK HERE!

DAMN IT, MAX!

[thud]

[sighs]

YEAH, PATCH ME THROUGH
TO CENTRAL PARK PRECINCT.

YEAH, WE GOT TWO STIFFS.

NEAR THE RIM.

[siren]



GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WERE LED
TO THE BODIES THIS MORNING.

LED? HOW?

GOT AN EMAIL REPORTING
A DEAD DOG IN THIS SECTOR.

WELL, WAS THERE A NAME,
A SERVICE PROVIDER,

A TIMESTAMP?

NO, I'M ALL OVER IT.

HOW'S IT LOOKING, MELINDA?

UGLY.

MULTIPLE LIGATURES, BRUISING.

AND ELECTRICAL BURNS
ON BOTH AREOLA AND LABIA.

LIVIDITY SHOWS

THE BODY WAS TURNED
AT LEAST ONCE POST-MORTEM.

HOW LONG AFTER?

MAYBE 48 HOURS.

SO OUR KILLER LIKES
TO VISIT HIS VICTIMS.

MY TEAM'S LOOKING
FOR SPERM CLUSTERS

AND FOLIAGE SMEARS.
CAUSE OF DEATH?

(woman)
DRY-DROWNING.

EXCUSE ME.

IF THIS
IS MY GUY'S WORK,

HE PUTS A HOOD
OVER THEIR HEAD

AND EMPTIES
A BUCKET OF WATER OVER THEM.

IT'S PART OF HIS SIGNATURE.

AND YOU ARE...

SPECIAL AGENT LAUREN COOPER,
F.B.I.

FROM THE BEHAVIORAL
ANALYSIS UNIT.

WHAT SERIAL KILLER
ARE YOU HUNTING?

WE CALL HIM THE WOODSMAN.

I HAVEN'T
FILED MY 61 YET.

SO HOW DID YOU
GET HERE SO FAST?

THERE'S AN M.E.'S BULLETIN

ON THE CONDITION
OF THE REMAINS.

I SAW HER BODY.
CALLED THE FEDS.

OKAY.

AND YOUR MALE VICTIM?

LARGE CALIBER
GUNSHOT WOUND.

DEAD LESS THAN 12 HOURS.

DOES YOUR GUY DO MEN?

NO, BUT I THINK
YOUR MALE VICTIM

STUMBLED ON THE WOODSMAN
WITH HER BODY.

I WOULD CHECK
FOR DNA UP THERE.

HE LIKES TO LOOK DOWN
AT THEM FROM ABOVE.

ANY SPECIAL REASON?

HE'S GOD.

(Benson)
WE DON'T EVEN KNOW YET

IF THESE VICTIMS
WERE DONE BY THE WOODSMAN.

B.A.U. IS CONVINCED
AND WE NEED THEIR HELP.

WELL, MAYBE NOT.
WE CAUGHT A BREAK.

CAPTAIN SIPER FOUND DNA
AT THE CRIME SCENE.

AFTER AGENT COOPER
TOLD HER WHERE TO LOOK.

WITH STABLER AND FINN
IN MONTREAL ON THAT EXTRADITION,

I'LL TAKE ALL THE HELP
I CAN GET.

THE WOODSMAN
IS A SEXUAL SADIST

WHO KEEPS HIS VICTIMS
ALIVE AFTER ABDUCTION.

HE KILLS,
HE BODY DUMPS,

THEN VISITS AND POSES THEM
FOR MAXIMUM SHOCK VALUE.

HOW MANY SO FAR?

COUNTING JANE
AND JOHN DOE, 24.

(Huang)
WHAT'S HIS SIGNATURE?

HE STRANGLES AND REVIVES.

HE RAPES
WITH FOREIGN OBJECTS.

BURNS GENITALIA.

HE FINISHES THEM OFF
BY DRY-DROWNING.

ACCORDING TO YOUR TIMELINE,
SOME OF THE ABDUCTIONS OVERLAP.

WE THINK
HE DOUBLES HIS FUN

BY HAVING ONE VICTIM
LISTEN TO ANOTHER'S TORTURE.

SO WE COULD HAVE
ANOTHER VICTIM AT PLAY.

YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME THAT
AT THE CRIME SCENE.

HE'S NOT PREDICTABLE,
DETECTIVE.

HE USUALLY
HUNTS IN THE CITY

AND DUMPS IN THE COUNTRY,

CROSSING THREE STATE LINES.

HE DUMPED THE BODY IN
A REMOTE AREA OF CENTRAL PARK

MOST PEOPLE AVOID.

SO HE KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND.

AND HE KNEW SENDING
AN EMAIL ABOUT A DEAD DOG

WOULD GET THE PARK'S
MAINTENANCE CREW TO RESPOND.

(Huang)
THIS DOESN'T SQUARE
WITH THE WOODSMAN PSYCHOPATHY.

THIS KILLER THINKS
OF HIS VICTIMS AS GARBAGE.

SENDING AN EMAIL
WITH THE BODIES' LOCATION

SUGGESTS EMPATHY
OR EVEN REMORSE.

BUT YOU AND I BOTH KNOW
SEXUAL SADISTS EVOLVE.

THEIR SICK PLEASURES EXPAND.

ANY LEADS ON JOHN DOE?

30 TO 35-YEAR-OLD
WHITE MALE,

SHOT ONCE
THROUGH THE HEAD.

WE'RE THINKING THE VICTIM
WENT FOR A RUN

AND STUMBLED
UPON THIS NIGHTMARE.

HE HAD A JOGGING SUIT,
A SET OF KEYS, NO I.D.

WE'RE RUNNING HIS PRINTS NOW.

ANY HITS
ON THE JANE DOE SKETCH?

MISSING PERSONS

HAS TWO POSSIBLE MATCHES.

A WAITRESS IN HER TWENTIES

DISAPPEARED
FROM HER FATHER'S CAR.

BUT I'M LEANING TOWARD
BUNNY JONES, 30.

A PROSTITUTE.

SHE'S ACTUALLY
AN EXOTIC DANCER.

A GUY NAMED LAVENDER
REPORTED HER MISSING

TWO WEEKS AGO.

[soothing music]

*

YOU LAVENDER?

IT'S "La-VAN-der."

I LOOK LIKE
A DAMN FLOWER TO YOU?

YOU REPORTED

ONE OF YOUR DANCERS
MISSING.

WE THINK WE MAY HAVE
FOUND BUNNY JONES.

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

CHICKEN HEAD'S
RIGHT OVER THERE.

YO, BUNNY.

BUNNY JONES?

WHAT DO YOU NEED, HONEY?

WHEN DID YOU GET BACK?

BACK FROM WHERE?

YOU KNOW DAMN WELL.

SHACKED UP WITH
THAT NO-CREDIT LOSER.

YOU WERE GONE SO LONG
I HAD TO CALL THE COPS.

SO NICE YOU CARE.

YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE POLICE
SHE WASN'T MISSING!

YOU WASTED PRECIOUS TIME
AND RESOURCES.

(Lavender)
TELL YOU WHAT.

I'LL LET YOU HAVE
SOME QUALITY TIME

WITH BUNNY
IN A PRIVATE ROOM.

GET YOUR FREAK ON.

OTHERWISE, YOU GOT TO GO.

OH!

DID YOU JUST
SOLICIT A DETECTIVE

AND ASSAULT AN F.B.I. AGENT?

NO, MA'AM.

I HAVE COPS COME IN HERE
ALL THE TIME.

JUST OFFERING A LAP DANCE.

BASTARD WAS BEGGING FOR IT,
BUT THAT WAS UNPROFESSIONAL.

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THIS
OTHER VICTIM IS STILL ALIVE?

WE DON'T HAVE TIME
TO WASTE.

IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

WELL, IT'S GOOD TO KNOW
YOU'RE HUMAN, THOUGH.

DETACHMENT'S
DRUMMED INTO US, DAY ONE.

WE GET THAT SAME SPEECH,
ALTHOUGH IT DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK.

ESPECIALLY WHEN CHILDREN
ARE INVOLVED.

THAT'S WHY I STUDIED BEHAVIOR.

COULDN'T WORK
WITH LIVE VICTIMS.

WELL, YOU'RE ABOUT
TO START.

WE JUST GOT A TEST
FROM THE M.E.'S OFFICE.

OUR WAITRESS
ISN'T MISSING ANYMORE.

(woman)
ARE YOU SURE IT'S KATE?

MAYBE IT'S A MISTAKE.

YOU KNOW IT'S HER,
VALERIE.

SHE'S BEEN GONE
TOO LONG.

SHE WOULD HAVE CALLED.

[sobbing]

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN
SINCE YOU'VE SEEN KATE?

SHE WENT FORAGING,
THEN TO CULINARY CLASS,

THEN...SHE WORKED
THE REDEYE SHIFT AT THE DINER.

I'M SORRY--FORAGING?

KATE BELONGED TO A GROUP
IN CENTRAL PARK THAT LOOKS

FOR EDIBLE PLANTS.

DID SHE SPEND
A LOT OF TIME THERE?

(father)
YEAH...I DIDN'T LIKE IT.

THERE'S A LOT OF CRAZIES
IN THE PARK.

LIKE THE NUT
WHO RUNS THE PROGRAM.

WHAT DIDN'T YOU
LIKE ABOUT HIM?

HE WAS PUSHY.

KEPT ASKING HER OUT,
BUT SHE WASN'T INTERESTED.

HE IS A LITTLE CONTROLLING.

YOU CAN'T TAKE ANYTHING
OUT OF THE PARK

UNLESS YOU KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT IT'S CALLED.

(father)
IN LATIN.

THE KOOK.

THIS KOOK
HAVE A NAME?

(Benson)
CONNOR ROB?

DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON,
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

LAUREN COOPER, F.B.I.

WOW. NORMALLY, I JUST
GET HASSLED BY THE RANGERS.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME
YOU SAW KATE BARROW?

GUESS ABOUT
THREE WEEKS AGO.

YOU BEEN OUT HERE ALL DAY?

YEAH.

YOU DON'T HAVE
ANY DIRT ON YOU.

I LIKE
TO KEEP MYSELF CLEAN.

WELL, WE HEARD THAT YOU
LIKE TO CONTROL THINGS.

ESPECIALLY THE GROUND.

YOU EVER TRY
TO CONTROL KATE BARROW?

WHAT IN THE HELL
IS THAT SUPPOSED TO--

WERE YOU CLOSE?
INTIMATE?

DID YOU WANNA BE
AND SHE SAID NO?

I ASKED HER OUT.

SHE REFUSED.
END OF STORY.

KATE BARROW
WAS MURDERED, MR. ROB.

SHE EVER GET HASSLED
BY ANYONE?

SHE COMPLAIN
ABOUT ANYBODY?

NO.

DO YOU CHARGE
FOR YOUR SERVICES--

TAKE PLASTIC,
WRITE RECEIPTS?

IT'S CASH ONLY.

I TAKE DOWN NAMES
AND ADDRESSES

IN CASE ANYBODY INGESTS
ANYTHING POISONOUS, BUT--

DO YOU HAVE THOSE RECORDS?

ALL OF 'EM.

(Huang)
PROFILE OF THE WOODSMAN.

WHITE MALE, 35 TO 55.

NORMAL INTELLIGENCE,
STREET SMART.

TARGETS STRANGERS,
DEPERSONALIZES HIS VICTIMS.

USES RESTRAINTS.

AGGRESSIVE ACTS,
BOTH PRE AND POST-MORTEM.

CRIME SCENES REFLECT
OVERALL CONTROL,

SUGGESTING A HIGH LEVEL
OF COMFORT WITH THE ENVIRONMENT.

MISSING FROM PROFILE:

BODIES DUMPED IN OPEN
BUT REMOTE AREAS

NOT MAPPED FOR TOURISTS.

MISSING FROM PROFILE:

NO WITNESSES
TO ANY ABDUCTIONS

SUGGESTS THOROUGH SURVEILLANCE
OF VICTIMS

AS WELL AS THEIR HABITS
AND DAILY ROUTINES.

CONTRADICTION TO PROFILE:

EMAIL SENT THROUGH
SEVERAL ISP LOCATIONS

DENOTES A PROFICIENCY
IN COMPUTER NETWORKING

AND ELECTRONICS

AND SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCE.

WHOEVER SENT THIS
SERVED VIA PROXY

THEN HACKED INTO
A WIRELESS FIREWALL

AND ROUTED THROUGH
MULTIPLE ISPs.

BUT IT DEFINITELY
ORIGINATED FROM HERE:

STATION 12,
MIDDLE CONSOLE.

PROFILE COMPILED
BY DR. CARL TILLMAN

AND HIS TRAINEE,
SPECIAL AGENT LAUREN COOPER.

CONCLUSION:

MISSING ELEMENTS TO PROFILE
DUE TO DR. TILLMAN'S

MENTAL DETERIORATION

AND SUBSEQUENT SUICIDE.

VICTIM NUMBER 23.

KATE BARROW.

TIME OF DEATH: UNDETERMINED.

RATE OF DECOMP
AND INSECT ACTIVITY

SAYS KATE BARROW DIED
APPROXIMATELY TEN DAYS AGO.

C.O.D.'s ASPHYXIA,

AND NEUROGENIC
PULMONARY EDEMA.

TORTURE BY
WATER BOARDING.

MULTIPLE LIGATURES,
CONTACT BURNS AND CONTUSIONS.

UTERUS PUNCTURED BY
A FOREIGN OBJECT.

COLON PUNCTURED
BY A FOREIGN OBJECT.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED
TO HEAR ANYMORE.

I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD
AND I'M NOT DONE.

(Benson)
MELINDA...

AT LEAST HE DIDN'T CUT HER
INTO LITTLE PIECES.

AT LEAST HE LET HER
KEEP HER HEAD.

SORRY.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR JOHN DOE?

HE WAS SHOT ONCE WITH
A .45 CALIBER WEAPON OR LARGER.

YOU DIDN'T RETRIEVE
THE SLUG?

THAT'S ALL
THAT'S LEFT OF THE ROUND.

THE WOODSMAN USED
FRANGIBLE AMMO.

SO IT WOULD BREAK APART
AND NOT EXIT THE TISSUE.

ONLY WHEN SHOT
FROM A DISTANCE.

THE GUN WAS FLUSH TO THE SKULL
WHEN IT WAS FIRED.

ONE ROUND,
ONE SHELL CASING.

THE SHOOTER TOOK BOTH.

SO WITHOUT THE MURDER WEAPON,

WE HAVE NO WAY TO PROVE
THAT HE KILLED THIS VICTIM.

DID YOU HAVE ANY LUCK
WITH THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

AROUND THE INTERNET CAFE?

KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE
PICK THEIR NOSE IN PUBLIC?

AGENT COOPER, DID YOU NOTICE
A CHANGE IN PERSONALITY

IN DR. TILLMAN AFTER ANY
SPECIFIC VICTIM?

WHY?

THE PROFILE HAS A LOT
OF ERRORS AND OMISSIONS.

IF I COULD PINPOINT WHICH VICTIM
PROVOKED HIS BREAKDOWN,

I COULD START FRESH
FROM THERE.

I CAN'T HELP YOU.

WELL, TRY, AGENT COOPER.

THE WOODSMAN IS TORTURING
HIS NEXT VICTIM RIGHT NOW.

DON'T YOU THINK
I KNOW WHAT'S AT STAKE?

I DIDN'T NOTICE
ANYTHING WRONG.

IF I HAD,
I WOULD HAVE STOPPED HIM

FROM KILLING HIMSELF.

HE WAS MY MENTOR,
AND I DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.

WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

ANOTHER VICTIM?

WE FOUND THE WOODSMAN.

WHO IS HE?

WHERE IS HE?

IN THE MORGUE.

THE DNA SAMPLE C.S.U. FOUND

MATCHES YOUR JOHN DOE.

THE WOODSMAN'S NAME
IS LARRY MOORE.

HE'S A NON-COMMISSIONED
U.S. PARK RANGER.

HE'S A COP.

HE WAS A MAINTENANCE RANGER.

HE OPENED AND CLOSED
THE PARK FOR THE SEASON,

REPORTED GRAFFITI,
PICKED UP TRASH.

WELL, MORE WORK THAN
THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS.

HE HAVE ANY
REGISTERED VEHICLES?

HE HAD NO REAL PROPERTY
OF ANY KIND.

WELL, THEN, WHERE WAS HE
HOLDING HIS VICTIMS CAPTIVE?

HOW DID HE TORTURE THEM
WITHOUT ANYBODY HEARING?

THE CABINS WERE EMPTY
DURING THE WINTER.

RANGERS WERE LEFT ALONE
FOR DAYS AT A TIME.

PERFECT COVER.

THAT'S WHY HE CHANGED
HIS M.O. FOR THE CITY

AND SNATCHED A GIRL
WITH A CAR.

MOORE'S GOT AN APARTMENT
IN THE VILLAGE.

HE LIVES THERE OFF-SEASON.

THERE WERE NO LEASES
IN HIS NAME.

IT'S A SUBLET.

RANGERS FORWARDED
A PAYCHECK THERE.

WITH MORE DEAD,
THIS VICTIM MAY STILL BE ALIVE.

LET'S GET MOVING.

NOTHING.

AH, THIS IS JUNK!

NO LETTERS
OR BANK STATEMENTS.

THIS MUST BE HARD
FOR YOU.

IT'S HARDER FOR MY BOSS.

WHY DID DR. TILLMAN
KILL HIMSELF?

WHY DOES ANY COP
EAT HIS GUN?

I GREW UP IN A GROUP HOME.

CARL RECRUITED ME
IN MY JUNIOR YEAR OF COLLEGE.

WORKING WITH HIM WAS LIKE...

HAVING A FATHER
FOR THE FIRST TIME.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

NO...I DON'T.

JOB'S YOUR FAMILY?

YEAH.

I WAS TOO CLOSE.

I...DIDN'T WANT TO SEE

THAT ANYTHING WAS OFF.

MAYBE IF I HAD,
CARL WOULD STILL BE HERE.

YOU CAN'T DO THAT
TO YOURSELF, LAUREN.

THE "WHAT IFS"
WILL MAKE YOU CRAZY.

HMM.

HE USED HIS UNIFORM
TO DUPE HIS VICTIMS.

AND THE COPS.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

LARRY MOORE

FOUND THE THIRD VICTIM

ON HIS ROUNDS
IN THE WOODS.

BASTARD EVEN HELPED US
SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE.

THERE'S NO WAY
THAT YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN.

HEY!
HEY, I GOT SOMETHING.

KEY TO THE MURDER ROOM?

GOTTA BE.

THE ONLY PICTURE
IN THE ENTIRE ROOM.

THAT KID'S GOTTA BE MOORE.

"AUNT HELEN'S,
BEEKMAN PLACE, 1980."

YOU'RE SURE IT'S MY NEPHEW
IN THE MORGUE?

WE'RE POSITIVE.

WHY COULDN'T YOU JUST
TELL ME THIS OVER THE PHONE?

MRS. MOORE...

YOUR NEPHEW
HAS BEEN TORTURING

AND MURDERING WOMEN.

HOW MANY?

OVER 20.

YOU DON'T
SEEM SURPRISED.

I'VE KNOWN FOR A LONG TIME
WHAT HE'S CAPABLE OF.

(Cooper)
HAVE YOU HAD
ANY CONTACT WITH HIM?

NO, NOT SINCE HE
GOT OUT OF JAIL.

HE DOESN'T HAVE
A RECORD.

HE WAS A JUVENILE.

IT WAS SEALED AND EXPUNGED.

HE WAS VISITING ME
FOR THE SUMMER.

HE VOLUNTEERED
TO CLEAN UP CENTRAL PARK.

SOME OF THE GIRLS
HE WORKED WITH...

SAID HE TOUCHED THEM.

YOU WERE SCARED OF HIM.

NOT AT FIRST.

I BELIEVED HIM
WHEN HE SAID THEY WERE LYING.

HE COULD MAKE YOU
BELIEVE ANYTHING.

BUT SOMETHING
CHANGED YOUR MIND.

DID HE HURT YOU?

IT'S SOMETHING I...

I'M NOT COMFORTABLE
TALKING ABOUT.

WE ARE HAVING TROUBLE

LOCATING WHERE
HE TOOK HIS VICTIMS.

WAS THERE ANY PLACE SPECIAL
THAT HE LIKED TO GO?

THE DOCKS.

HE LOVED TO SEE
THE SHIPS LEAVE.

HE SAID HE...

LIKED THE NOISE.

I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THAT.

ANY CONNECTION
TO THE WATERFRONT?

NOT IN MOORE'S
FINANCIALS.

HE'S GOT ONE CREDIT CARD,
VERY FEW RECEIPTS,

AND HE PAYS
FOR EVERYTHING IN CASH,

EXCEPT FOR HIS RENT.

MAKES HIS MOVEMENTS
UNTRACEABLE.

ALIASES?

I HAVEN'T FOUND ANY.

WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS
FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE.

MOORE'S A SEXUAL SADIST
WITH AN EXTREME PARAPHILIA.

HE CRAVES THE SCREAMING.

SHEER TERROR
IS WHAT GETS HIM OFF.

HE NEEDS PRIVACY FOR THAT.

HE HANGS, MAIMS,

BURNS, THEN DRY-DROWNS
HIS VICTIMS.

HE NEEDS A LOT OF ROOM
TO DO THAT COMFORTABLY.

THIS KEY HAS TO OPEN
A STORAGE FACILITY

OR A COMMERCIAL SPACE THAT WOULD
GIVE HIM A LOT OF FREEDOM.

SOMEWHERE WHERE THERE'S
FOOT TRAFFIC BY DAY

AND EMPTY AT NIGHT.

THERE'S A LOT
OF COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSES

BETWEEN HERE AND JERSEY.

HE LIKES WATCHING
THE SHIPS GO OUT.

HOW MANY ON THE WATERFRONT?

TOO MANY TO CANVAS.

YOU KNOW WHAT?
I HAVE A RECEIPT HERE--

HERE IT IS--

FOR AN AUGUSTA CRUISES.

IS THERE A PHONE NUMBER?

LET ME SEE IF I COULD FIND IT.

I DON'T SEE MOORE
TAKING A VACATION

WITH FANNY PACK TOURISTS.

REVERSE DIRECTORY

SHOWS THE PHONE'S
NO LONGER REGISTERED.

THAT MEANS
THAT IT'S OUT OF BUSINESS.

CRUISE LINES TAKE UP

A LOT OF REAL ESTATE
ON THE DOCKS.

COMPANY GOES BUST,

THOSE WAREHOUSES WOULD HAVE
BEEN AUCTIONED OFF.

THE MARITIME COMMISSION
SHOULD KNOW WHO BOUGHT THEM OUT.

YEAH, WE BOUGHT MOST
OF AUGUSTA CRUISES' ASSETS.

THERE WASN'T MUCH LEFT.

YOU RENT
ANY OF THEM OUT?

SURE.

OK, WE NEED TO KNOW
WHICH SPACE...

MATCHES THIS KEY.

YOU GOT A WARRANT?

WITHOUT ONE,
I CAN'T HELP YOU.

THIS MAN'S A SERIAL KILLER,
USING YOUR STORAGE SPACE

TO TORTURE
AND MURDER WOMEN.

NOW, SIR, GIVE US
THE DAMN LOCATION NOW.

HANG BACK
UNTIL WE BREACH THE DOOR

AND GIVE THE ALL-CLEAR,
YOU COPY?

WE'LL COME IN BEHIND YOU.
THERE MAY BE ANOTHER VICTIM--

NEGATIVE--UNTIL
WE KNOW WHAT'S IN THERE,

YOU STAY PUT.

HE'S ALREADY DEAD,
L.T.

GUY'S ON A SLAB
IN OUR MORGUE.

LET'S GO, BOYS.
ROUND 'EM UP.

I'D RATHER ASK FOR A PARDON
THAN PERMISSION.

HIT IT.

[crash]

(man)
GO, GO, GO!

[woman screaming]

(officer)
LIGHTS!

[screaming continues]

(Benson)
HE LEFT THE TV ON.

TO TERRORIZE A VICTIM.

THERE'S NOBODY HERE.

THE TABLE.

OH, MAYBE IT'S ON
A PRESSURE RELEASE.

OH!

[shrieking]

SHH. IT'S OKAY.

[whimpering]

WE NEED A BUS!

AND A BLANKET, QUICKLY!

[muffled screams]

IT'S OKAY, IT'S OKAY.

WE'RE GONNA GET YOU
TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE NEED TO MOVE HER NOW.
NO.

WE CANNOT MOVE HER.
SHE COULD HAVE A SPINAL INJURY.

WE HAVE TO WAIT
FOR THE PARAMEDIC. SHH.

WE GET
THE TAPE OFF HER MOUTH.

HER SKIN WILL RIP
WITHOUT THE SOLUTION, OKAY?

WE HAVE TO WAIT.

IT'S OKAY, WE'RE GONNA GET YOU
TO THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW.

[woman whimpering]
IT'S OKAY.
WE'RE POLICE OFFICERS.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU, HONEY.
CALM DOWN.

CALM DOWN. IT'S OKAY.

[screaming]

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

[screaming]

SHH! IT'S OKAY.
LOOK, LOOK, SHH.

WE'RE THE POLICE.
IT'S OKAY.

YOU'RE SAFE NOW.
NO ONE CAN HURT YOU.

NO ONE CAN HURT YOU.

HOW LONG DO YOU THINK
SHE WAS IN THAT DRAWER?

THE HUMAN BODY'S RESILIENT.

THREE MINUTES WITHOUT AIR,
THREE DAYS WITHOUT WATER,

THREE WEEKS
WITHOUT FOOD.

MOORE'S BEEN DEAD
THREE DAYS.

HOW'S SHE DOING, DOC?

SHE'S CRITICAL.

WHAT THE HELL
HAPPENED TO THIS WOMAN?

EVERYTHING.

[doctor sighs]

THE CUTS, CONTUSIONS,
AND ELECTRICAL BURNS

CAUSED SEPTIC SHOCK.

THE DECREASED BLOOD FLOW
NECROSED HER FINGERTIPS

AND TOES.

WHAT IS THIS BRUISE?

THIS WASN'T HERE
WHEN WE FOUND HER.

THAT'S PURPURA.

UH, HER BLOOD

IS CLOTTING ABNORMALLY

BECAUSE OF INFECTION.

SHE'S GOT ABSCESSES THAT I'D
LIKE TO DRAIN SURGICALLY,

BUT...

IN HER CONDITION,
SHE'D NEVER MAKE IT.

DID SHE SAY ANYTHING?

HER NAME.

AMY.

THAT'S ALL WE COULD GET

BEFORE SHE LOST
CONSCIOUSNESS.

SO WHAT ARE HER CHANCES?

WAIT AND SEE.

RIGHT NOW,

WE'RE PUSHING FLUIDS
AND ANTIBIOTICS.

I'M AFRAID
IT'S ALL WE CAN DO.

READY?

LET'S GET THIS OVER WITH.

[camera clicking]

ARE THERE ANY BIRTHMARKS
OR TATTOOS?

NO.

SHE'S NOT GONNA MAKE IT,
LAUREN.

WE NEED TO FIND
HER FAMILY.

[crying]
WHAT IF SHE DOESN'T HAVE ONE?

YOU OKAY?

[crying]

NO.

LIKE I SAID,
I'M NOT USED TO...

DEALING WITH VICTIMS.

JERSEY'S
PLAYING HARD BALL.

WON'T RELEASE
ANY EVIDENCE

FOUND IN MOORE'S
TORTURE CHAMBER.

SINCE HIS KILLING BOX
WAS IN NEW JERSEY,

THEY THINK
HE WAS HUNTING THERE.

THEY JUST WANT THE GLORY.

WHERE ARE WE ON IDENTIFYING
WHO SENT THE EMAIL?

OTARO HAD TO ENHANCE
SOME OF THE FOOTAGE

AROUND THE INTERNET CAFE,

SO I'M STILL LOOKING.

BUT WHEN I FIND THIS HERO,

I'M GONNA
GIVE THE GUY A MEDAL.

WELL, IN CASE

YOU'VE FORGOTTEN,
DETECTIVE,

HOMICIDE IS AGAINST THE LAW,

NO MATTER
WHO THE VICTIM WAS.

NO DISRESPECT, CAPTAIN,

BUT THE PRICK GOT
WHAT WAS COMING TO HIM.

AND I'D RATHER HAVE

THE WOODSMAN ALIVE
TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

LEAD US TO BODIES, BRING CLOSURE
TO GRIEVING FAMILIES.

WE BOTH KNOW SERIAL KILLERS
DON'T COOPERATE

UNTIL THEY'VE
RUN OUT OF OPTIONS.

AND NOW WE'LL NEVER KNOW.

CAPTAIN!

I THINK WE JUST STEPPED
IN A VERY BIG PILE.

(Cragen)
THAT'S AGENT COOPER.

LEAVING THE INTERNET CAFE

A FEW MINUTES AFTER
THE EMAIL WAS SENT.

WHAT'S SO URGENT?

CLOSE THE DOOR.

WHERE'S AGENT COOPER?

SHE'S RUNNING
OUR VICTIM'S PRINTS

THROUGH A.F.I.S.
WHY?

BECAUSE SHE SENT THE EMAIL
FROM THE INTERNET CAFE.

UH...WELL, THERE'S GOTTA BE
SOME EXPLANATION FOR THIS.

I THINK THE IMAGE
EXPLAINS EVERYTHING.

[telephone rings]
WHAT?

MAKE SURE THE SEARCH
IS BY THE BOOK

AND NOTIFY AGENT COOPER'S
SUPERIORS

BEFORE YOU
INTERROGATE HER.

YOU'RE ACTING LIKE
SHE'S A COLD-BLOODED KILLER

WHEN WHAT SHE DID
WAS PUT ONE DOWN.

SHE EXECUTED A MAN WITHOUT
BENEFIT OF DUE PROCESS.

THAT'S NOT WHAT WE DO.

YOU DON'T KNOW HER.

NEITHER DO YOU.

THAT WAS THE HOSPITAL.

AMY DOE JUST DIED.

[door opens]

WE GONNA STARE
AT EACH OTHER ALL DAY,

OR ARE YOU GONNA...
TELL ME WHAT THIS IS ABOUT?

WELL, I'M WAITING
FOR A SENIOR F.B.I. OFFICER.

IT'S PROCEDURE.

PASS.

ASK ME YOUR QUESTIONS.

DID YOU SEND AN EMAIL
TO THE PARKS DEPARTMENT

ABOUT A DEAD DOG?

HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME
TO ANSWER THAT?

WELL, I WANT YOU TO SAY NO.

BUT YOU CAN'T, CAN YOU?

MUST GET A LOT
OF CONFESSIONS IN HERE.

CAN'T WAIT
TO UNBURDEN THE SOUL,

CONFIRM YOUR
DEEPEST SUSPICIONS.

THEY WANT ABSOLUTION.

THEY WANNA BE ABLE
TO SLEEP AT NIGHT.

CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT,
LAUREN?

I SLEEP JUST FINE.

DID YOU MURDER LARRY MOORE?

I HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.

ANYTHING I SAY CAN
AND WILL BE USED AGAINST ME

IN A COURT OF LAW.

LAUREN,
WAS THERE A STRUGGLE?

DID YOU PANIC
AND TRY TO COVER IT UP?

GIVE ME SOMETHING.

I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT,
YOU CONTROL.

SPARE ME.

YOU'RE EXECUTING
A SEARCH WARRANT

ON MY APARTMENT
RIGHT NOW.

I'M GONNA BLOW
YOUR FREAKIN' BRAINS OUT.

YOU BETTER NOT
BE TALKIN' TO ME.

I'M GONNA TRACK YOU DOWN.

AND PUT THE GUN...

TO YOUR DOME AND BOOM.

I DO ALL THAT...

I'M GONNA WANNA REMEMBER...

THE SATISFACTION.

LOOK AT IT EVERY DAY.

FROM THE SECOND I WAKE UP

TILL I CLOSE MY EYES
AT NIGHT.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

A TROPHY.

AGENT NICKERSON.

DETECTIVE BENSON.

HAVE YOU BEEN
QUESTIONING AGENT COOPER

IN MY ABSENCE?

I TRIED, BUT I CAN'T
GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER.

I'VE BEEN COOPERATING.
YOU'VE BEEN STONEWALLING.

I'LL FILE
A FORMAL COMPLAINT LATER.

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?

I WOULD JUST LIKE
A PLAUSIBLE EXPLANATION

FOR AGENT COOPER'S PRESENCE
AT THE INTERNET CAFE.

CAN'T SAY
I BLAME YOU,

BUT SHE DOESN'T
HAVE TO ANSWER.

THAT PHOTO PROVES NOTHING.

IT'S A COINCIDENCE.

YOU STALKED MOORE.

YOU KILLED HIM.

AND THEN YOU LEFT
HIS LAST VICTIM TO DIE.

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

YEAH, WELL, YOUR
LITTLE ACT MAY HAVE WORKED

ON YOUR PRECIOUS MENTOR,

BUT I'M GONNA
TELL YOU SOMETHING,

I'M NOT BUYING IT.

LEAVE TILLMAN OUT OF THIS.

HOW CAN I?

THIS WHOLE THING
IS ABOUT TILLMAN.

HE PUT A BULLET
IN HIS BRAIN

BECAUSE HE COULDN'T
TAKE THE STRESS.

AND NOW YOU
PUT ONE IN MOORE

BECAUSE YOU WANTED
TO MAKE HIM PAY.

YOU MUST BE
PRETTY DESPERATE

TO USE A BUSH-LEAGUE
TACTIC LIKE THAT.

YEAH, WELL, YOU SEEM
PRETTY RATTLED BY IT.

I CAN SEE YOU DON'T LIKE
ME TALKING ABOUT HIM.

NOW JUST EXACTLY
HOW CLOSE WERE YOU TWO?

HE WAS LIKE
A FATHER TO ME.

OH, IS THAT WHAT
THEY'RE CALLING IT NOW?

I SWEAR...

IF YOU PUBLICLY MALIGN
DR. TILLMAN IN ANY WAY...

I GUARANTEE
THE FEDERAL BUILDING

WILL FALL ON YOU
LIKE A TON OF BRICKS.

IF YOU DON'T
HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS,

WE'RE LEAVING.

THE MISSING FRAGMENTS
FROM MOORE'S SKULL.

AND THE SHELL CASING
IT CAME IN.

YOU'RE GONNA NEED
A LAWYER.

AND A GOOD ONE.

YOU BETTER DO THIS
BY THE REGS.

PROCEDURE.

[handcuffs clinking]

LET'S GO.

(female judge)
THE CHARGE IS ONE COUNT MURDER

IN THE SECOND DEGREE.

HOW DO YOU PLEAD?

NOT GUILTY,
YOUR HONOR.

R.O.R., YOUR HONOR.

THAT'S SMART.

TOO BAD YOU
DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH SENSE

TO DECLINE FILING
IN THE FIRST PLACE.

DON'T BAIT ME.

CLEARLY, THE DEFENDANT
SHOT A MAN IN COLD BLOOD.

AGENT COOPER
WAS DEFENDING HERSELF

AGAINST A SERIAL KILLER
WHO BRUTALLY TORTURED

AND MURDERED 23 WOMEN.

YOUR HONOR,

EXECUTIVE A.D.A. LYDIA RAMOS

FOR THE PEOPLE.

WE'LL BE DISMISSING
THE CHARGES WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

SO ORDERED.

YOU'RE FREE TO GO.

[bangs gavel]

THE PROSECUTION
YANKED OUR TROUSERS

AROUND OUR ANKLES

AND STAGED A RETREAT
ON THE COOPER CASE.

WHAT DO WE GOT
FOR EVIDENCE, DON?

MORE THAN ENOUGH TO CONVICT.

THE D.A. DOESN'T
AGREE WITH YOU.

I HAVE AGENT COOPER
AT THE INTERNET CAFE

IN POSSESSION OF THE ROUND
THAT KILLED LARRY MOORE.

DID FORENSICS FIND
THE SERIAL KILLER'S TISSUE

ON THE AMMUNITION?

AGENT COOPER HAS AN ADVANCED
DEGREE IN FORENSIC SCIENCE.

IN OTHER WORDS, NO.

C.S.U. FOUND TRACES
OF LIQUID SOAP AND BLEACH

ON THE AMMO.

COOPER BOILED THE EVIDENCE
TO GET RID OF MOORE'S DNA.

DID SHE SHOOT HIM
IN FEAR OF HER LIFE?

DID SHE ACT
IN SELF-DEFENSE?

NO...SHE EXECUTED MR. MOORE.

YOU MEAN
THE SERIAL KILLER.

IT DOESN'T MATTER
WHAT HE DID.

LARRY MOORE WAS MURDERED.
THAT'S A CLASS "A" FELONY.

I PRESUME YOU LIVE
ON PLANET EARTH.

WHERE ARE YOU GONNA FIND
A JURY POOL THAT DOESN'T THINK

THE GUY DESERVED TO DIE?

THAT HAS ON BEARING
ON THE LAW.

EXPLAIN THAT
TO JOHN Q. PUBLIC.

THERE'LL BE MONTHS
OF MEDIA SPINNING,

TROTTING OUT THE MURDERED
WOMAN'S FAMILY MEMBERS

IN SUPPORT
OF A ROGUE F.B.I. AGENT.

AGENT COOPER STALKED
AND SHOT A MAN IN CENTRAL PARK.

YOU WANNA GIVE HER A PASS?

THIS OFFICE IS NOT GONNA
LET YOU SPEND $2 MILLION

ON A CASE YOU CAN'T WIN.

WE GOT EVIDENCE WE CAN

SHOVE DOWN
THE D.A.'S THROAT.

AND THEN GET THIS F.B.I. AGENT
TO PLEAD OUT.

WITH WHAT?

A CONFESSION.

THE SMOKING GUN
WITH HER PRINTS ON IT.

FIND SOMETHING THAT'LL
MAKE HER COP A PLEA.

LYDIA, YOU'RE
TYING MY HANDS.

THEN SHE WALKS.

IF AGENT COOPER CONFESSES,

I CAN DROP THE CHARGES
DOWN TO MAN TWO.

THAT'S TEN YEARS,
CASEY.

A MINISTER'S WIFE KILLED
HER HUSBAND WITH A SHOTGUN

AND GOT 67 DAYS.

WHERE'S THE JUSTICE
IN THAT?

YOU WANT HER TO WALK.

MOORE WAS A MONSTER,

AND YOU DIDN'T SEE THE TAPES
OF WHAT HE DID TO THOSE WOMEN.

HE DOCUMENTED
EVERY SINGLE SCREAM,

EVERY SINGLE
TERROR-FILLED MOMENT.

SO DON'T TELL ME
THAT LAUREN COOPER

DESERVES TO ROT
IN A CAGE.

AND WHO SHOULD ANSWER
FOR AMY DOE?

BECAUSE OF AGENT COOPER'S
ACTIONS,

WE FOUND THE VICTIM TOO LATE.

IF MOORE WAS SITTING
IN A CELL,

HE'D BE LOOKING
AT 23 COUNTS OF MURDER.

DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT HE
WOULD HAVE LED US TO HER?

I THINK THAT HE WOULD HAVE
TAKEN PLEASURE

IN OUR FRANTIC ATTEMPTS
TO SAVE HER.

IT'S UP TO YOU, CASEY.

LOOK, I'LL RECOMMEND
LENIENCY.

BUT WE NEED EVIDENCE
TO FORCE HER HAND.

WELL, COOPER'S NOT
THE CONFESSING TYPE.

SO...WHAT'S OUR PLAN?

PROFILE THE PROFILER.

SHE ACTED LIKE
ANY SERIAL KILLER.

SHE STAGED THE CRIME SCENE.

SHE INSERTED HERSELF
INTO THE INVESTIGATION.

AND SHE TOOK A TROPHY.

WELL, HOW DID SHE
FIND THE WOODSMAN?

EVERY MURDER
BROUGHT NEW INFORMATION

THAT SHE DIDN'T
ENTER INTO THE PROFILE.

AND NOBODY NOTICED,
BECAUSE THE VICTIMS WERE FOUND

IN THREE DIFFERENT
POLICE JURISDICTIONS.

ONCE SHE KNEW THAT THE KILLER
WAS A PARK EMPLOYEE

WITH CONNECTIONS
TO WEST VIRGINIA,

OHIO, AND PENNSYLVANIA,

SHE FOUND LARRY MOORE.

IS THERE ANY CHANCE
SHE KEPT THE GUN?

THAT WEAPON'S AT THE BOTTOM
OF THE HUDSON.

THAT'S WHAT I'D DO.

WELL, MAYBE NOT.

WHAT WEAPONS ARE REGISTERED
TO DR. TILLMAN?

[shuffling paper]

A GOVERNMENT-ISSUE GLOCK
AND SIG SAUER .45.

AND WHAT HAPPENED
TO THE .45?

HE USED IT
TO COMMIT SUICIDE.

IT WAS RETURNED TO HIS WIDOW
AFTER THE INVESTIGATION.

HOW CAN I HELP YOU,
DETECTIVES?

WE NEED TO KNOW
WHAT HAPPENED

TO YOUR HUSBAND'S
OFF-DUTY WEAPON.

THIS IS ABOUT LAUREN COOPER.

DO YOU STAY
IN TOUCH WITH HER?

YES.

WHERE'S THE GUN,
MRS. TILLMAN?

I GAVE IT TO LAUREN...

AS A KEEPSAKE.

I DON'T LIKE GUNS.
I NEVER HAVE.

WE'LL NEED YOU
TO SIGN A STATEMENT.

I'M WELL AWARE
OF WHAT YOU NEED, YOUNG MAN.

BUT YOU'RE NOT
GOING TO GET IT.

YOU COULD BE CHARGED
WITH OBSTRUCTION,

WITHHOLDING INFORMATION
FROM THE POLICE.

HOW ABOUT ACCESSORY
AFTER THE FACT?

YOU MIGHT EVEN MAKE
A CONSPIRACY CASE

IF YOU TRIED.

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HELPED
LAUREN PLAN THE MURDER.

NO, I DIDN'T.

THEN WHY WON'T
YOU COOPERATE?

MY HUSBAND OBSESSED
OVER THE WOODSMAN.

EVERY VICTIM HE KILLED TOOK
A LITTLE BIT MORE OUT OF CARL.

IT CRUSHED HIM.

HE NEVER WOULD HAVE LET
THAT VICIOUS KILLER

SIT IN A CUSHY CELL
FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

I GUESS LAUREN
FELT THE SAME WAY.

DID AGENT COOPER

TELL YOU THAT SHE WAS GONNA
USE YOUR HUSBAND'S GUN

TO SHOOT LARRY MOORE?

I WON'T LIE.

BUT I CERTAINLY WON'T
HELP YOU PUT HER AWAY.

NOW, PLEASE, GO.

WE NEED TO HURRY.

WHY?

BECAUSE TILLMAN'S WIDOW
IS UP THERE

CALLING COOPER RIGHT NOW.

YOU THINK SHE'LL RUN?

YEAH, WE HAVE
EVERYTHING WE NEED

TO FORCE HER TO PLEAD OUT.

MRS. TILLMAN CONFIRMED
SHE GAVE COOPER THE GUN,

BUT WE HAVE NO PROOF
IT'S THE MURDER WEAPON.

YES, WE DO--
WE RAN A BALLISTICS MATCH

AGAINST THE LANDS AND GROOVES
ON THE SHELL CASING YOU FOUND.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE GUN
TO COMPARE WITH BALLISTICS.

WE DON'T NEED IT.

TILLMAN USED THE SAME GUN
TO COMMIT SUICIDE.

A FULL AUTOPSY
WAS PERFORMED...

INCLUDING A BALLISTIC MATCH

TO PROVE THAT HE
PULLED THE TRIGGER HIMSELF.

OPEN THE DOOR, LAUREN.

IT'S BENSON AND LAKE

AND WE NEED TO TALK TO YOU.

MAYBE SHE
ALREADY SKIPPED.

SHE'S IN THERE.

(Benson)
WHERE'S DR. TILLMAN'S GUN,
LAUREN?

IT'S IN PIECES.

ALL OVER THE CITY.

DIDN'T NEED IT ANYMORE.

WHERE DID YOU DUMP IT?

YOU DON'T NEED IT
TO FORCE ME TO MAKE A DEAL.

GUESS I'M GOING TO JAIL.

PROUD OF YOURSELF?

I WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD
TO HELP YOU COLLAR THE BASTARD

WHO MURDERED 24 WOMEN.

THAT WOULD HAVE
SATISFIED ME.

THAT WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH.

WHY NOT?

YOU KNOW WHY.

HOW MANY DEAD BABIES
HAVE YOU STOOD OVER?

HOW MANY RAPE VICTIMS?

YOU CAN'T TELL ME
YOU NEVER WANTED

TO PUT YOUR GUN
UNDER THE BASTARD'S CHIN

WHO RAPED
A TWO-YEAR-OLD.

I HAVE TOO MUCH TO LOSE.

I DON'T.

BUT AMY DID.

WHY DIDN'T YOU
THINK ABOUT HER

BEFORE YOU KILLED
LARRY MOORE?

YOU KNEW THAT HE HAD

A VICTIM.

YOU KNEW WHAT HE WAS
DOING TO HER.

I DID EVERYTHING...

TO SAVE HER.

EVEN AFTER I...

I PUT THAT GUN
TO HIS HEAD...

HE WOULDN'T GIVE IT UP.

THAT'S WHY YOU
SENT THE EMAIL.

I NEEDED HELP...

TO FIND HER.

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT.

I CAN'T CONDONE
WHAT YOU DID.

BUT I UNDERSTAND IT.

24 WOMEN ARE DEAD.

SO THE D.A.'S
GONNA GO EASY ON YOU.

I'M SORRY.

I CAN'T.

TAKE THE DEAL, LAUREN.

IT'S A WAY OUT.

NO.

WHY THE HELL NOT?

BECAUSE...

THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS

SHOULD MAKE DAMN SURE

THEY DON'T BECOME ONE.

GUN!

[gunshot]
AAH!

[sobbing]

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