Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 9, Episode 14 - Inconceivable - full transcript

A canister of frozen embryos is stolen from a fertility clinic. The SVU team race against the clock to retrieve it before the embryos are no longer suitable for implantation.

(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.

HEY, YEAH, I'M ON MY WAY
TO AN INTERVIEW.

YEAH, COMMUNICATION DEGREE
IS FINALLY PAYING OFF.

[chuckling]
BIG BUCKS.

YEAH, A HIGH-TECH FIRM
WANTS MY INPUT ON A PROJECT.



MAY I HELP YOU?

ACTUALLY,
I'M HERE TO HELP YOU.

YOU ADVERTISED
IN MY ALUMNI MAGAZINE

FOR IVY LEAGUE SPERM.

SAYS IT PAYS
UP TO $50,000.

THAT'S FOR EGG DONORS.

WHAT ABOUT THE BOYS?

$100 PER COLLECTION.

THAT'S A BIG PAY GAP.

SEXIST, REALLY.

YOUR PROCEDURE'S
MUCH SIMPLER

AND YOU PERFORM IT
YOURSELF.

WELL, SINCE I'M HERE, I--

YOU NEED TO FILL OUT
A DETAILED MEDICAL HISTORY.



THEN WE'LL SCHEDULE YOU
FOR A PHYSICAL.

IF YOU QUALIFY,

THEN YOU CAN DONATE
TWICE A WEEK FOR TWO YEARS--

(woman)
STOP!
SOMEBODY STOP HER!

HEY, I THINK
THEY WANT YOU TO--UNH!

CHIEF OF D's
IS HEADING OUR WAY,

AND THE CAPTAIN
DOESN'T LOOK HAPPY.

WHAT DID I DO NOW?

OLIVIA.

ELLIOT, I UNDERSTAND
YOU'RE A PROUD NEW PAPA.

HMM--OH, THIS IS
THE LITTLE TYKE?

ELI.

HMM, NOW THAT IS
FINE WORK, DETECTIVE.

THANK YOU.

THE CHIEF HAS PERSONALLY
ASSIGNED US A CASE.

WANTS IT TOP PRIORITY.

ABSOLUTELY.
WHAT IS IT?

ROBBERY
AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

A DERANGED FEMALE PERP
STOLE A PORTABLE CRYOTANK

FROM A CLINIC.

PUT A GOOD SAMARITAN
WHO TRIED TO STOP HER

INTO BELLEVUE
WITH A CONCUSSION.

2-6 CAUGHT IT
A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.

THEY'RE SENDING OVER
THE FILE.

WHAT'S IN THE CRYOTANK?
THE VICTIMS.

ABOUT 100 FROZEN EMBRYO.

FERTILIZED EGGS.
EIGHT CELLS EACH.

DON DOESN'T BELIEVE THIS
FALLS UNDER YOUR PURVIEW.

BUT THOSE ARE
POTENTIAL CHILDREN

WHO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED.

IF THEY'RE NOT
SPECIAL VICTIMS, WHO IS?

OF ALL THE DETECTIVES
TO HAVE HAD THIS CASE

BEFORE US, WHY'D IT
HAVE TO BE FIORELLO?

MARTY'S A GOOD GUY.
WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM WITH HIM?

I CAN'T UNDERSTAND
HIS HANDWRITING.

IT'S LIKE
A SERIAL KILLER'S

WORSE.
IT'S LIKE A DOCTOR.

I GOTTA TELL YOU,
HE DIDN'T DO MUCH LEG WORK.

THERE'S NO PRINTS,
NO SUSPECTS.

THERE'S NO LEADS.

CAN YOU MAKE THIS OUT?

"HORMONAL WANNABE MAMA.
RE-INTERVIEW."

NICE--LOOK,
I LIKE MARTY,

BUT IT'S PROBABLY BEST
WE'RE HANDLING THIS.

AND HERE'S
THE REASON WE ARE.

GUESS WHO ONE OF THE STOLEN
EMBRYOS BELONGS TO?

POLICE COMMISSIONER
AND HIS WIFE.

WELL, I'M SURE
THAT HE'S EVERY BIT UPSET

AS THE REST OF THE VICTIMS.

YEAH, I KNOW,
BUT WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CASES

WE SHOULD BE WORKING
AHEAD OF THIS ONE.

WELL, IT'S NOT LIKE SOMEBODY
STOLE THEIR HUBCAPS, ELLIOT.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY WENT
THROUGH TO GET THOSE EMBRYOS?

YOU KNOW, I DON'T.

I HAD KIDS
THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY.

WELL, SOME PEOPLE AREN'T
AS BLESSED AS YOU ARE.

FIORELLO RED-FLAGGED
A COUPLE OF CLIENTS

WHOSE EMBRYOS WERE
WERE STOLEN AS TROUBLED CASES.

WE'LL GO TALK TO THEM.

WE'LL TAKE THE CLINIC.

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS
WHY ARE SOME OF THE NAMES

ON THIS PATIENT LIST
REDACTED?

(Dr. Berletch)
THESE NAMES ARE BLACKED OUT

TO PREVENT DOCTOR-CLIENT
PRIVILEGE.

IF PATIENTS DON'T WANT
THEIR INFORMATION RELEASED,

MY HANDS ARE TIED.

BUT WHY WOULDN'T
THEY COOPERATE?

IF MY FUTURE KIDS
WERE STOLEN, I WOULD.

FOR SOME IT'S
A VERY PRIVATE MATTER.

OTHERS I HAVEN'T GOTTEN
A HOLD OF YET.

ANYBODY UNHAPPY
WITH YOUR SERVICES?

PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS DISAPPOINTED
IF THE PROCEDURE FAILS.

AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE
WHO ARE

MORALLY OPPOSED
TO WHAT I DO.

WELL, MAYBE ONE OF THEM
DID THIS

TO STOP YOU
FROM PLAYING GOD.

UNLIKELY.

TO THEM,
EVERY EMBRYO IS SACRED.

COULD HAVE THEY BEEN
DESTROYED?

IT'D BE A TRAGEDY.

YOU KNOW,
MANY OF THESE COUPLES

HAVE BEEN TRYING
FOR YEARS TO GET PREGNANT.

ONE WOMAN WENT THROUGH
IN VITRO

BEFORE UNDERGOING
CHEMOTHERAPY,

WHICH MADE HER INFERTILE.

IT'S HER LAST CHANCE
TO HAVE A BABY.

SHE'S BEEN HOUNDING ME
TO DO THE IMPLANTATION,

BUT I'VE INSISTED SHE WAIT
SIX MONTHS AFTER THE CHEMO.

MAYBE SHE GOT TIRED
OF WAITING.

ANOTHER CLIENT,
KELLY RYLAND,

FROZE HER EGGS
BEFORE SHIPPING OUT TO IRAQ

AS AN INSURANCE POLICY
FOR HER HUSBAND.

(Stabler)
HOW LONG WILL
THE STOLEN EMBRYOS LAST?

(Dr. Berletch)
SIX OR SEVEN DAYS

UNTIL THE LIQUID NITROGEN
IN THE TANK EVAPORATES.

SHE GRABBED THEM
TWO DAYS AGO.

IT WAS FILLED
TWO DAYS BEFORE THAT.

(Benson)
SO THE BEST CASE SCENARIO,

WE HAVE LESS THAN THREE DAYS
TO FIND THEM.

WOULD SHE KNOW
WHOSE SHE WAS TAKING?

EACH CLIENT'S IS STORED

IN AN INDIVIDUALLY MARKED
AMPOULE.

THE BIGGER TANKS
CAN HOLD UP TO 20,000 SAMPLES.

YOU DO
A BOOMING BUSINESS.

WOMEN ARE PUTTING OFF
HAVING CHILDREN

LONGER AND LONGER NOW.

ESPECIALLY THOSE
WITH CAREERS.

SOME WAIT TOO LONG.

AND FOR THESE WOMEN
WITH LIMITED TIME,

THESE EMBRYOS
ARE EXTREMELY VALUABLE.

CLIENTS SPEND TENS
OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EACH.

YOU'RE SAYING
THEY HAVE A STREET VALUE.

WELL, A FEW OF THE EMBRYOS
SCREENED POSITIVE

FOR RARE DISEASES AND WERE
MARKED BY THEIR OWNERS

FOR DISPOSAL.

TO A RESEARCHER,
THEY'D BE PRICELESS.

YOU PUNCHED A KEYPAD
TO GET IN HERE.

HOW DID THE THIEF
KNOW THE CODE?

I'M AN IDIOT.
I LET HER RIGHT IN.

WHY WOULD YOU LET A STRANGER
IN A RESTRICTED AREA?

YEAH. HOLD ON.

I DON'T WANT TO MAKE
ANOTHER STUPID MISTAKE.

THAT'S AN EMBRYO.

THREE DAYS OLD.

I'M EXTRACTING A CELL

FOR PRE-IMPLANTATION
GENETIC DIAGNOSIS

TO MAKE SURE WE IMPLANT
ONLY HEALTHY EMBRYOS.

I WAS RUNNING OUT TO GIVE
DR. BERLETCH

SOME BAD NEWS ON ONE,

AND I THINK THAT'S WHEN
SHE SLIPPED IN.

GET A GOOD LOOK
AT HER?

I HAD MY NOSE
IN A FILE.

THE SCREENING SHOWED A MARKER

FOR DUCHENNE
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY.

ALL I REMEMBER
IS BLONDE HAIR.

THESE ALL ACCOUNTED FOR?
THANKFULLY, YES.

BEFORE FREEZING,

THEY HAVE TO BE KEPT
AT A CONSTANT 98.6 DEGREES,

JUST LIKE IN THE WOMB.

(Carol)
THEY'RE ALL BABIES

DR. BERLETCH HELPED
CONCEIVE THROUGH IN VITRO.

DO YOU HAVE SOME PLACE
WE CAN INTERVIEW

THE REST OF THE EMPLOYEES?

THE PROCEDURE ROOMS ARE PRIVATE,
BUT A BIT CRAMPED.

I'LL ASK DR. BERLETCH
IF YOU CAN USE HIS OFFICE.

HOW ABOUT EX-EMPLOYEES?
ANY DISGRUNTLED ONES?

NO, BUT WE HAVE
A FEW CLIENTS

THAT ARE TIED UP
IN LAWSUITS.

(Maya)
THEY WERE HOLDING
MY BABIES HOSTAGE.

NOW THEY CONVENIENTLY
DISAPPEAR?

WHY WERE THEY KEEPING
YOUR EMBRYOS FROM YOU?

BECAUSE STAN,
MY SADISTIC EX-HUSBAND,

GOT A COURT ORDER.

THE CLINIC WON'T IMPLANT
THEM TILL IT GOES TO TRIAL.

WAIT A MINUTE.
WHO'S THE FATHER?

STAN.

YOU'RE TRYING TO HAVE
THE BABY OF A MAN YOU HATE?

I DIDN'T ALWAYS HATE HIM.

WE TRIED FOR YEARS
TO GET PREGNANT.

FINALLY WE GO
THROUGH IN VITRO--BAM!

JERK DECIDES HE WANTS
OUT OF THE MARRIAGE.

THE BABY WOULD BE HIS TOO.

YOU DON'T THINK HE SHOULD
HAVE A SAY IN THE MATTER?

HE HAD A SAY
WHEN HE FERTILIZED MY EGGS.

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?
TOSS 'EM IN THE GARBAGE?

TRUST ME, YOU'RE GOING
THROUGH A NASTY DIVORCE.

YOU'RE LUCKY YOU'RE NOT
DRAGGING A KID THROUGH THAT.

I'M DIVORCED
WITH NO PROSPECTS.

I WANT CHILDREN.
ALL I HAVE ARE THESE EMBRYOS.

DO YOU HAVE THEM,
MAYA?

OH, YOU THINK I TOOK THEM?

IF I HAVE A BABY IN NINE MONTHS,
COME ARREST ME.

IF ANYBODY TOOK THEM,
IT WAS STAN.

I DON'T WANT KIDS
IN ANY FORM.

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT
WE CALL A MOTIVE.

HOLD MY CALLS, JOANIE.

I WAS HERE MONDAY
FROM 8:30 ON.

WE WEREN'T GOING
TO ASK YOU THAT, STAN.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
WHERE YOUR SECRETARY WAS.

JOANIE?
YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING.

YOU EVER HAVE HER RUN
ANY ERRANDS FOR YOU?

LIKE PICK UP
YOUR LAUNDRY, LUNCH?

FUTURE KIDS?

SHE WAS HERE.
ASK ANYONE.

WE'LL DO THAT.

HOW'S YOUR COURT CASE
COMING?

WELL, IT'S MAKING
MY LAWYER VERY RICH.

AGAIN, STAN, MOTIVE.

YOU WANT MOTIVE?

TALK TO MY GREEDY PIG
OF AN EX-WIFE.

TAKING HALF MY EARNINGS
ISN'T ENOUGH.

NOW SHE WANTS TO STICK ME
FOR CHILD SUPPORT TOO.

AND THOSE EMBRYOS
DISAPPEARING

SAVE YOU FROM 18 YEARS
OF BALL SQUEEZING.

I'M FIGHTING A FINANCIAL
AND BIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP

I DON'T WANT,
BUT I'M NOT A SOCIOPATH.

WHAT WOULD I HAVE AGAINST

ALL THOSE OTHER COUPLES'
EMBRYOS?

FERTILITY CLINICS
ARE DEATH CAMPS.

PEOPLE HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
WITH NAZIS PRACTICING EUGENICS,

BUT NO ONE'S BOTHERED

THAT DOCTORS DETERMINE
WHICH EMBRYOS ARE THE PUREST

AND THEN DESTROY
ALL THE REST.

OR DONATE THEM
TO STEM CELL RESEARCH.

IT'S GENOCIDE.
GIVE US A MINUTE.

TURN OFF THE CAMERA.

WHO ARE YOU?

JAMES AND VICTORIA GRALL
WITH THE VDL.

I'M SORRY,
I'M NOT FAMILIAR.

THE VALUES DEFENSE LEAGUE.

YOU JUST ADMITTED
ON CAMERA

THAT YOU HAD A PERSONAL
VENDETTA AGAINST THIS CLINIC.

WHICH WAS
RECENTLY VANDALIZED.

WAS THAT SOMEBODY
FROM YOUR GROUP?

YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T SEE

THE BEGINNING
OF OUR PRESS CONFERENCE.

YEAH, WELL, SO DID
MOST OF THE PRESS.

WE BELIEVE THAT LIFE
BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

EMBRYOS ARE HUMAN BEINGS.

WE WOULDN'T HURT
A SINGLE ONE.

NOW, WE MADE AN APPEAL
THAT WHOEVER TOOK THEM

RETURN THEM TO US,
NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

WHICH WOULD MAKE YOU
AN ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT.

NO, NO, WE'RE GONNA
RETURN THEM HERE.

BACK TO THE PLACE THAT
YOU CONSIDER A DEATH CAMP.

(James)
WE'D LIKE PEOPLE
TO CONSIDER

ADOPTING THE EXTRA
UNWANTED EMBRYOS

AND THEN BRINGING THEM
TO TERM.

BECAUSE DONATION
IS ALWAYS AN OPTION.

THERE'S NO REASON A SINGLE ONE
EVER HAS TO BE DESTROYED.

(Benson)
THESE PEOPLE BELIEVE
THAT IF AN EMBRYO

SCREENS POSITIVE FOR SOME
DEVASTATING FATAL DISEASE,

LIKE TAY-SACHS,
IT SHOULD STILL BE IMPLANTED.

YEAH.

KNOWING FULL WELL
THAT THE BABY THAT COMES OUT

WILL NEVER KNOW ANYTHING
BUT PAIN AND SUFFERING.

LOOK, IT'S TOUGH.
NO, IT'S NOT.

YOU GIVE YOUR KID
A FIGHTING CHANCE.

HI.
DETECTIVE BENSON.

CAN I HELP YOU?
I HOPE SO.

THE CRYOBANK SAID
YOU WERE HANDLING MY CASE.

YOUR EMBRYOS WERE STOLEN.
YEAH.

HAVE YOU MADE
ANY PROGRESS?

WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

CAN I GET
YOUR NAME, PLEASE?

EVA SINTZEL.

OKAY.

I NEED YOU TO KNOW
HOW IMPORTANT IT IS

THAT YOU FIND THEM.

I DO, MRS. SINTZEL.

NO, I'M NOT MARRIED.
I'M NOT DATING FOR THAT MATTER.

OKAY, SO THE FATHER'S
NO LONGER IN THE PICTURE?

NO, MY EGGS WERE
FERTILIZED BY DONOR SPERM

THAT I PICKED OUT
OF A CATALOG.

NOW REALLY HOW I DREAMED
OF IT HAPPENING GROWING UP,

BUT I RAN OUT OF TIME.

FORGIVE ME FOR PRYING,

BUT YOU'RE SO YOUNG
AND ATTRACTIVE.

I'M NOT THAT YOUNG.

I GOT CAUGHT UP
IN MY CAREER,

AND TIME JUST...
GOT AWAY FROM ME, YOU KNOW?

I WAS IN COMPLETE DENIAL
ABOUT MY BIOLOGICAL CLOCK.

AND THEN I GOT CANCER.

OH, DR. BERLETCH
TOLD ME ABOUT YOU.

THAT BECAUSE
OF THE CHEMOTHERAPY

YOU CAN'T PRODUCE
ANY MORE EGGS.

SO THESE EMBRYOS
ARE MY LAST CHANCE.

(Stabler)
LIV.

WELL, I'LL LET YOU GO.
THANK YOU.
OKAY.

EVA...WE'LL FIND 'EM.

DR. BERLETCH CALLED.

SAYS THERE'S ANOTHER COUPLE
THAT WE SHOULD CHECK OUT.

WHY?
WOULDN'T SAY.

JUST THAT THEIR CASE
IS CONTROVERSIAL.

(Paige)
WE TOOK HER TO DOZENS
OF SPECIALISTS FOR YEARS.

THEY DID TEST
AFTER TEST ON HER.

THEY NEVER FIGURED OUT

THE CAUSE
OF ALICIA'S BRAIN DAMAGE.

SHE HAS THE MENTAL AGE
OF A THREE-MONTH-OLD BABY.

(Benson)
AND HOW OLD
IS SHE NOW?

EIGHT.

SHE'LL NEVER BE ABLE
TO WALK, TALK,

EAT ON HER OWN,
EVEN HOLD HER HEAD UP.

YOU HAD HER
THROUGH IN VITRO?

NO, WE HAD HER NATURALLY.

SO YOU'RE SCREENING
TO MAKE SURE

THAT YOUR NEXT CHILD DOESN'T
HAVE THE SAME DISORDER.

[exhales]

WE DIDN'T HAVE EMBRYOS
IN THE STOLEN TANK.

JUST EGGS.

OUR CASE WAS PUBLISHED
IN A MEDICAL JOURNAL.

A LOT OF PEOPLE
ARE UPSET ABOUT IT.

WE'VE BEEN FLOODED
WITH HATE MAIL,

HANG-UP CALLS,
EVEN THREATS.

WHY?

THE EGGS AREN'T MINE.

WELL, WHOSE ARE THEY?

THEY'RE MY LITTLE GIRL'S.

GIRLS' EGGS DON'T START
TO MATURE

TILL THEY HIT PUBERTY.

YOUR DAUGHTER
IS ONLY EIGHT.

ALICIA IS TAKING HIGH-DOSE
ESTROGEN TREATMENTS.

TURN HER INTO
A BABY-MAKING MACHINE.

WE ONLY DID
ONE COLLECTION CYCLE.

I'D BE HER SURROGATE.

YOU'D BE GIVING BIRTH
TO YOUR OWN GRANDCHILD.

SHE WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST.

A 51-YEAR-OLD WOMAN
IN THE BRAZIL

JUST CARRIED TWIN BOYS
FOR HER DAUGHTER.

DID THE DAUGHTER
HAVE A SAY IN IT?

I'M UNABLE
TO CONCEIVE AGAIN,

AND ALICIA CAN NEVER
GET PREGNANT.

WITHOUT HARVESTING
OUR DAUGHTER'S EGGS,

OUR FAMILY LINE
ENDS WITH HER.

(Stabler)
MAYBE SOMEBODY THINKS
THAT IT SHOULD

AND STOLE THE CRYOTANK.

NOW, YOU SAID YOU RECEIVED
HATE MAIL.

YOU STILL HAVE IT?

WE THROW IT OUT
AS IT COMES.

HAVE YOU BEEN
BOTHERED BY ANYBODY

FROM THE VALUES
DEFENSE LEAGUE?

NO.

AND YOU REALLY THINK

THAT CARRYING ON
YOUR FAMILY NAME

JUSTIFIES PUTTING ALICIA
THROUGH FERTILITY TREATMENTS.

THAT WASN'T
THE ORIGINAL GOAL.

MENSTRUATION
IS A SIDE-EFFECT

OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE
SHE'S UNDERGOING.

TO DO WHAT?

STUNT HER GROWTH.

WHY?

[Alicia crying]

ALICIA DOESN'T
UNDERSTAND WORDS,

BUT LIKE BABIES SHE REACTS
TO TENSE VOICES.

LET'S TAKE THIS
DOWNSTAIRS.

GROWTH PLATES FUSE
AT THE END OF PUBERTY.

DOCTORS STARTED HERS EARLY

TO STOP HER
FROM GETTING ANY BIGGER.

OH, SO YOU'RE PURPOSELY
DEFORMING YOUR DAUGHTER.

TO ENHANCE
HER QUALITY OF LIFE.

SOUNDS LIKE
A GREAT FUTURE.

ALICIA CAN'T
TURN HERSELF OVER.

WE CARRY HER
TO THE DINNER TABLE.

GIVE HER BATHS,
PUT HER IN A STROLLER

TO TAKE HER FOR A WALK.

THIS IS
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

THE MORE MOVEMENT ALICIA GETS
THE BETTER HER CIRCULATION,

WHICH MEANS FEWER SORES
AND INFECTION.

WHAT YOU'RE DOING
IS WRONG.

THE BIOETHICS COMMITTEE
DISAGREED.

(Paige)
WE'RE NOT THE FIRST ONES
TO DO THIS.

IT WAS DONE ONCE BEFORE
IN WASHINGTON STATE.

WHO ARE YOU CALLING?

CHILDREN SERVICES.

[exhales]
DON'T.

YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY
BE OKAY

WITH WHAT THEY'RE
DOING TO HER.

LOOK, IT'S A NIGHTMARE,

BUT IT'S A BAD SITUATION
NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO.

THEY THINK THEY'RE DOING
WHAT'S BEST FOR THE KID.

THEY'RE TRAPPING HER
IN A CHILD'S BODY FOREVER.

PARENTS HAVE TO MAKE
HARD CHOICES.

NOW, THIS LAST PREGNANCY,
KATHY WAS OVER 40.

IT--IT MAKES
FOR MUCH HIGHER RISK.

THINGS LIKE DOWN SYNDROME--

AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
ELI TURNED OUT PERFECT.

SO SPARE ME THE PERILS

OF WOMEN OVER 40
HAVING BABIES.

YOU KNOW YOU'D MAKE
A GREAT MOM.

OH, MY GOD, I'M NOT HAVING
THIS CONVERSATION.

YOU'RE GREAT WITH KIDS.

YEAH, I KNOW.

[engine starts]

LOOK, MAYBE YOU SHOULD
START THINKING

ABOUT HAVING KIDS.

AND ANY WAY YOU WANT TO DO IT,
I'LL SUPPORT YOU.

ELLIOT, DO ME A FAVOR.
YEAH.

SHUT UP AND DRIVE.

(woman)
IT'S HUMANE TO GET RID
OF THE DEFECTIVE ONES.

BABIES BORN WITH
HOMOZYGOUS ACHONDROPLASIA

USUALLY DIE WITHIN A YEAR.

THEIR TINY CHEST CAGES
CAUSE CONSTRICTION,

RESULTING
IN RESPIRATORY DISTRESS.

IT'S A NASTY DEATH.

THAT'S WHAT YOU WERE
SCREENING FOR.

WE HAD A LITTLE GIRL
NAMED ROSE WHO HAD IT.

SHE DIED IN MY ARMS.

I'M SO SORRY.

MY HUSBAND
IS ALSO A DWARF,

WHICH GIVES US
A 25% CHANCE

OF HAVING A BABY
WITH THE CONDITION.

SO YOU HAD THEM WEED OUT
THE EMBRYOS

WITH THE DEATH SENTENCE
ATTACHED.

I DONATED THEM TO RESEARCH.

SOUNDS LIKE
THE CLINIC HELPED YOU,

BUT WE HEARD YOU CAUSED
A DISTURBANCE.

YEAH, WELL,
AFTER ALL OF THAT,

MY DOCTOR REFUSED TO IMPLANT
ONE OF MY HEALTHY EMBRYOS.

HE DISCRIMINATED
BECAUSE OF YOUR SIZE.

NO, BECAUSE OF MY BABY'S.

HE WANTED TO USE AN EMBRYO
THAT WOULD BECOME

WHAT YOU'D CALL
NORMAL SIZE.

I WANTED AN LP.

LP?
LITTLE PERSON?

YOU WANTED TO PURPOSELY
CREATE A CHILD

WITH A DISABILITY.

SIZE IS NOT
A DISABILITY.

WE HAVE NORMAL LIFESPANS
AND LIVES.

WHY SHOULDN'T I BE ALLOWED
TO HAVE A CHILD

WHO LOOKS LIKE ME?

EVERYBODY ELSE CAN.

SO IF YOU WEREN'T
ALLOWED TO,

WHY SHOULD ALL THOSE
OTHER PARENTS, RIGHT?

I THINK SOMEONE
WOULD'VE NOTICED

IF THE THIEF WERE 4'1".

WE GETTING ANYWHERE?

(Munch)
WELL, WE HAD OUR SKETCH ARTIST
DO A RENDERING.

THAT'S ONE OF OUR VICTIMS.

SHOULD I PUT OUT
AN APB ON HIM?

(Cragen)
WHERE ARE WE ON SUSPECTS?

(Fin)
MAYA AND STAN JERGENSEN

ARE BATTLING
OVER EMBRYO CUSTODY.

ANYBODY ELSE?

I GOT ONE.
THIRTEEN, ACTUALLY.

MEET THE MASTER-BATED RACE.
THEY'RE DONOR SIBS.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

MANY MOTHERS,
ONLY ONE DADDY.

DONOR 10-29.

THEY'RE WONDERING
WHERE TO SEND

THEIR FATHER'S DAY CARDS TO.

WELL, THOSE KIDS
HAVE GOTTA BE PISSED.

HUDSON CRYOBANK KEEPS
SPERM DONORS' NAMES ANONYMOUS.

FOR ALL THEY KNOW,
I COULD BE DONOR 10-29.

THOSE KIDS DON'T LOOK
LIKE FREAKS TO ME.

WELL, OF COURSE NOT.

THEY'RE A FINE-LOOKING BUNCH
I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE SIRED.

LIV, IF YOU'RE
IN THE MARKET,

YOU COULD DO WORSE
THAN DONOR 10-29.

YOU'RE AN IDIOT.

HOW DID THESE KIDS
FIND EACH OTHER?

IT'S CALLED
DONOR SIBLING SEARCH.

THEY'VE GOT OVER 12,000
MEMBERS SIGNED UP.

WHAT'S UP WITH LIV?

CASE IS GETTING TO HER.

HEY, I'M SO SORRY
TO KEEP YOU WAITING.

NO, I'M GRATEFUL
THAT YOU COULD SEE ME AT ALL.

YOU SOUNDED SO UPSET
WHEN YOU CALLED

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE
YOU'RE OKAY.

HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANYWHERE
SINCE WE LAST TALKED?

WELL, I--I CAN'T DISCUSS

THE DETAILS OF
THE INVESTIGATION WITH YOU,

BUT...NO, NOTHING SOLID YET.

MENU?

JUST COFFEE, PLEASE.

YOU'RE NOT GONNA
FIND THEM, ARE YOU?

I'M NOT GONNA STOP
UNTIL I DO.

AND IT'LL BE TOO LATE.

[exhales]
I SHOULD'VE FORCED
DR. BERLETCH

TO IMPLANT THEM
RIGHT AFTER CHEMO ENDED.

OR TAKEN THEM
TO A DOCTOR WHO WOULD.

BUT YOUR CHEMO
WAS SUCCESSFUL, RIGHT?

YEAH, FOUR MONTHS
CANCER-FREE.

AND INFERTILE.

I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING

A SECOND SHOT
AT HAVING A LIFE.

AND NOW THIS.

EVA, WE STILL HAVE
SOME TIME.

NO, WE DON'T.

YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT?

IT'S GONNA RUN OUT.

DO YOU HAVE KIDS?

UH, NO.

NO.

DON'T YOU WANT THEM?

I--YES, I DO.
VERY MUCH.

THEN WHAT
ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

LET'S START IN THERE.
YOU CAN JUST LEAVE IT.

HOLD ON A SECOND.
HEY.

LOOK, LAST NIGHT
WHEN MUNCH MADE THAT...

EL, CAN WE PLEASE
JUST DROP IT?

HEY, I GOT SOMETHING.

FIN, COME HERE.
I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

THIS BETTER NOT BE
ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR JOKES.

YOU THINK
THAT'S ALL I'M GOOD FOR?

I'VE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
WHEN THE THIEF CAME IN,

SO I MATCHED UP THE EXITS
WITH THE ENTRANCES.

SOMEBODY CAME IN THAT DIDN'T
GO BACK OUT?

NO, EVERYONE WHO CAME IN
THAT DAY WAS ACCOUNTED FOR.

SO YOU CALLED ME OVER HERE
TO TELL ME YOU GOT NOTHING.

SHE GOT IN ANOTHER WAY.
ON ANOTHER DAY.

I PULLED THE TAPES
FROM THAT NIGHT.

BLONDE CLEANING LADY.

YEAH, SHE EMPTIED THE TRASH,
BUT SHE DIDN'T VACUUM.

NOT A VERY HARD WORKER.

AT LEAST TILL
SHE GETS HERE.

TECHS CLEAN OUT
THE RESTRICTED AREAS THEMSELVES.

CLEANING COMPANY'S NOT
ALLOWED IN THERE.

(Munch)
YEAH, LOOKS LIKE
SHE'S TRYING

TO FIGURE OUT THE CODE,
BUT CAN'T.

THERE SHE IS LEAVING.

YEAH, AND HERE SHE IS
COMING BACK,

BUT WE NEVER PICK HER UP
LEAVING THE BUILDING.

WHERE'D SHE HIDE
ALL NIGHT?

WELL, THIS IS A BUSINESS

THAT REQUIRES DISCRETION.

THERE ARE NO CAMERAS
IN THE PROCEDURE ROOM.

JUST...MAGAZINES.

I'M AFRAID THEY'RE GONNA
HAVE TO GET THEMSELVES

A NEW CLEANING LADY.

(Enrique)
SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS
WANT WITH ME?

YOU'RE THE REGULAR
CLEANING PERSON

FOR HUDSON CRYOBANK, HUH?

YES.
YOU WORK SUNDAY NIGHT?

YEAH.

YOU LOOK HOTTER
ON CAMERA, ENRIQUE.

WHAT?

WE KNOW YOU WERE INVOLVED
IN THE BURGLARY.

IT HAD TO BE YOU, RIGHT?

YOUR SERVICE SAID

YOU PUT IN
A TIME CARD FOR IT.

THAT WASN'T ME.

WHO WAS IT, ENRIQUE?

I DON'T KNOW.

NOBODY WAS SUPPOSED
TO BE WORKING.

LOOK, YOU'RE ALREADY
GOING DOWN

FOR THE AIDING AND ABETTING.

DON'T TAKE THE WHOLE
GRAND LARCENY.

LAST WEEK SHE TOLD ME
NOT TO COME IN SUNDAY NIGHT.

SAID I COULD PUT IN
FOR IT ANYWAY.

WHO?

WHO WAS IT, CAROL?

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
CUFF HER.

WHY?
(Stabler)
YOU SET IT ALL UP.

YOU TOLD ENRIQUE NOT
TO SHOW UP TO WORK LAST SUNDAY.

YOU LET YOUR FRIEND IN HERE
TO STEAL THOSE EMBRYOS.

WHICH IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS
ARE NO LONGER VIABLE.

WHERE ARE THEY?
IT WAS JUST FOR PUBLICITY.

THEY WEREN'T GOING
TO HURT THEM.

THEY WERE SUPPOSED
TO BRING THEM BACK TODAY.

WHO'S THEY?
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

THEY CALLED ME.
THEY MAILED ME LITERATURE.

THEY--THEY TALKED TO ME
ON MY WAY IN.

AND FINALLY IT GOT TO ME.

I MEAN, THEY HAVE
A POINT, YOU KNOW--

WHO?

JAMES GRALL AND HIS WIFE.

VICTORIA WAS WEARING A WIG.

YOU TALKING ABOUT THOSE NUTS
FROM THE VALUES DEFENSE LEAGUE?

YEAH, NICE VALUES.

JOINING US NOW
FROM THE VALUES DEFENSE LEAGUE

ARE JAMES
AND VICTORIA GRALL...

SHE'S ON THE AIR.
YOU CAN'T DO--

(James)
I THINK WHAT
THIS THEFT HIGHLIGHTS

IS THE FACT THAT--THAT
EMBRYOS ARE HUMAN BEINGS

AND AS SUCH HAVE
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

(Benson)
YOU WANT RIGHTS?

HOW ABOUT YOUR RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT?

LET'S GO.

VICTORIA GRALL,
YOU'RE UNDER ARREST.

DON'T DO THIS.

ANYTHING YOU SAY
CAN AND WILL BE

USED AGAINST YOU
IN A COURT OF LAW.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO AN ATTORNEY.

IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD ONE,
ONE WILL BE APPOINTED TO YOU.

THERE ARE OVER
400,000 FROZEN EMBRYOS

BEING WAREHOUSED
IN THIS COUNTRY.

YOU JUST REDUCED
THAT NUMBER BY 100.

THEY HAVEN'T BEEN HARMED.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT
HERE, JAMES.

NOW, YOU MAY NOT
BELIEVE IN SCIENCE,

BUT IT IS
VERY REAL HERE.

SO DOES WHAT'S
BEING DONE TO THEM.

THERE'S ONLY A SMALL FRACTION
THAT WILL BE IMPLANTED.

THE REST WILL BE DESTROYED.

THE ONES YOU TOOK WON'T BE
VIABLE IN A FEW HOURS.

DRASTIC MEASURES
NEEDED TO BE TAKEN.

I HAD TO GET
PEOPLE'S ATTENTION.

SO TELL US
WHERE THEY ARE,

AND WE WILL GIVE YOU
A FULL PRESS CONFERENCE.

(Victoria)
PEOPLE NEED TO BE TOLD

THAT THERE ARE
ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE

THAT WILL ARRANGE
FOR THE ADOPTION

OF UNWANTED EMBRYOS.

THAT'S GREAT,
ESPECIALLY FOR ALL THOSE

GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES
IN THE MARKET.

THEY'RE ONLY PUT
IN SUITABLE HOMES.

STRAIGHT, CHRISTIAN,
AND WHITE.

WE'RE NOT RACIST.

THERE ARE CHRISTIANS
OF ALL COLORS.

WHERE ARE THE EMBRYOS,
VICTORIA?

JAMES ALREADY
SENT THEM BACK.

WRONG,
THERE'S NO SIGN OF 'EM.

AND THEIR LITTLE CLOCKS
ARE TICKING.

WE KNOW YOUR HUSBAND

DRAGGED YOU INTO THIS,
VICTORIA.

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DO
AS MUCH TIME.

TIME?

YOU'RE BOTH GOING TO JAIL.
YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT?

A LOT OF GREAT MEN
HAVE GONE TO JAIL

TO BRING ABOUT SOCIAL CHANGE.

MARTIN LUTHER KING,
GANDHI, NELSON MANDELA--

DON'T YOU DARE
COMPARE YOURSELF--

NOW, JAMES,
LISTEN TO ME.

YOU GOTTA HELP US OUT HERE.
JUST TELL US WHERE THEY ARE.

THEY'RE FINE.

NO, BUT IF THEY'RE NOT.

OKAY, IF THEY'RE NOT,
ACCORDING TO YOUR BELIEF,

YOU'D BE MURDERING THEM.

THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN RETURNED.
NO, THEY HAVEN'T.

THAT'S WHAT
I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU.

WHO WAS SUPPOSED
TO BRING THEM BACK?

THEY OVER-NIGHTED THEM
YESTERDAY.

THEY GUARANTEED THEY'D ARRIVE
FIRST THING THIS MORNING.

THE MORON CHECKED
THE OVERNIGHT BOX,

BUT NOT THE EARLY MORNING
DELIVERY.

LUCKILY, THEY SCAN IT
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

WELL, WHERE ARE THEY?

WE TRACKED IT
TO THE HUB IN PITTSBURGH.

FOR A CROSS-TOWN DELIVERY?

ALL THEIR PACKAGES
ARE ROUTED THROUGH THERE.

SO THEY'RE IN PITTSBURGH?

NO, IT LANDED AT JFK AT 5:33.

PUT ON A TRUCK
TO THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER

ON 96th STREET.

TELL 'EM TO HOLD IT
FOR US.

NO, NO, NO, THEY JUST
SENT IT OUT ON ANOTHER TRUCK.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW, MUNCH?

WE'RE TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH
WITH THE DRIVER.

WHERE WAS HIS LAST
DELIVERY?

THAT'S WHAT I'M WAITING FOR--
WHAT?

THANKS.

HE JUST SCANNED A DROP-OFF
ON 57th STREET.

[siren blaring]

NO SIGN OF THE TRUCK HERE.

IF HE STICKS TO HIS ROUTE,
HE'S TURNED ONTO 54th.

[siren]

GOT HIM!

CAB'S EMPTY.

[knocking]
YOU IN THERE?!

MUST BE MAKING
A DELIVERY.

HE JUST SCANNED
A PACKAGE ON THE 24th FLOOR.

HE SHOULD'VE MADE
A PROMPTER DELIVERY.

[tires squealing]

COME ON, IT'S GOTTA BE
A BIG CONTAINER.

RIGHT SIZE,
WRONG ADDRESS.

HERE'S A SECTION
GOING TO PARK AVENUE.

NO.
HUDSON CRYOBANK.
HERE IT IS.

THAT'S IT.

HEY, WHAT THE HELL--

POLICE EMERGENCY.
WE COULDN'T WAIT ON YOU.

[tires squealing]

(Dr. Berletch)
LET'S GET 'EM INTO
THE FRESH TANK!

JUST UNDER THE WIRE, RIGHT?

HOW ARE THEY?

THERE'S NO VAPOR.

THE LIQUID NITROGEN
EVAPORATED.

BUT IF IT
JUST RAN OUT--

IF THERE'S EVEN
A LITTLE LEFT ON THE BOTTOM

TO KEEP THEM FROZEN...

[exhales]

[breathing heavily]

[knock on door]

HEY.

I'M SORRY.

DOCKET ENDING 2-5-8-0-1.

PEOPLE VERSUS JAMES
AND VICTORIA GRALL.

ONE COUNT ASSAULT
IN THE SECOND DEGREE.

ONE COUNT GRAND LARCENY.
ONE COUNT BURGLARY.

HOW DO YOU PLEAD?

(Hunter)
NOT GUILTY, YOUR HONOR.

THEY SHOULD BE CHARGED
WITH MURDER!

(Judge Petrovsky)
COURT OFFICERS,
REMOVE THIS WOMAN.

(James)
SHE'S RIGHT.

WE SHOULD BE CHARGED
WITH MURDER.

(Judge Petrovsky)
WOULD THE PEOPLE LIKE
TO AMEND THE CHARGE?

(Novak)
NO, YOUR HONOR.

THE DEFENDANTS
ARE ONLY GRANDSTANDING

TO FURTHER
THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA.

IF YOU WERE FIT
FOR YOUR JOB,

YOU'D SEEK JUSTICE
FOR THESE LOST SOULS.

IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

MR. HUNTER,
CONTROL YOUR CLIENTS.

AS YOUR HONOR WELL KNOWS,
ACCORDING TO NEW YORK LAW,

LIFE DOES NOT BEGIN
UNTIL A BABY DRAWS BREATH.

IT BEGINS AT THE MOMENT
OF CONCEPTION.

EVEN IN THE CASES
OF ABANDONED NEWBORNS,

A MURDER CHARGE
CANNOT BE BROUGHT

IF IT'S DETERMINED
THE INFANT WAS STILLBORN.

THE CHARGES STAND.

ACTUALLY, YOUR HONOR,
THE GRAND LARCENY

SHOULD BE DROPPED
TO PETTY LARCENY.

HUMAN BODIES CANNOT
LEGALLY BE SOLD,

AND THEREFORE HAVE
NO MONETARY VALUE.

THE COUPLES WHO WENT
TO HUDSON CRYOBANK

EACH SPENT
TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

TO GET THOSE EMBRYOS.

THAT WAS
FOR SERVICES PROVIDED.

IT WASN'T A STICKER PRICE
OF AN EMBRYO.

THAT'S AN ISSUE
FOR YOUR TRIAL JUDGE.

I'LL ADD ON
THE LESSER CHARGE

AND HEAR THE PEOPLE
AS TO BAIL.

$100,000 EACH.

EXCESSIVE.

DEFENDANTS ARE NOT
A FLIGHT RISK.

THEY HAVE TIES
TO THE COMMUNITY.

BAIL IS SET AT 10,000 EACH.

CASH OR BOND.

[judge bangs gavel]

NEXT CASE.

THANKS FOR THE CALL.

EVA WAS GONE
BY THE TIME WE GOT HERE.

SHE PLAYED
RIGHT INTO THEIR HANDS,

SCREAMING
FOR MURDER CHARGES.

(Stabler)
I'M SURE THE GRALLS

WILL BE USING THAT
FOR THE FREE PUBLICITY.

YEAH, WE PASSED A GAGGLE
OF REPORTERS ON THE WAY IN.

THE WIFE DOESN'T
SEEM TO BE ENJOYING

THE NOTORIETY
AS MUCH AS JAMES.

DETECTIVES, I WONDER
IF I COULD ASK YOU A FAVOR.

YOU CAN ASK.

I'VE TRIED,
BUT THEY WON'T GIVE ME

THE NAMES OF THE PARENTS
OF THOSE EMBRYOS.

IT'S NONE
OF YOUR BUSINESS.

I WANT TO EXPRESS
MY CONDOLENCES.

IF ANY OF THEM ARE
HAVING FUNERAL SERVICES,

I'D LIKE TO ATTEND.

FOR EIGHT MICROSCOPIC CELLS.
PLEASE.

JAMES, LET'S GO.

THOSE PEOPLE DON'T WANT
TO TALK TO YOU.

OH, I DISAGREE.

I'M SURE A LOT OF THEM WILL BE
SEEING YOU IN CIVIL COURT.

I HOPE THE VALUES DEFENSE
LEAGUE HAS LOTS OF ASSETS.

JAMES.

I WANT SOMETHING GOOD
TO COME OUT OF THIS.

AGAINST THE ADVICE
OF MY ATTORNEY,

WE'RE GOING TO TALK
TO THE PRESS.

NO, I CAN'T.

VICTORIA, PEOPLE ARE FINALLY
STARTING TO PAY ATTENTION.

NO!

NO, AFTER WHAT WE'VE DONE

I CAN'T LOOK
THOSE PEOPLE IN THE EYE.

ALL RIGHT, GO ON HOME.
I'LL--I'LL MEET YOU THERE.

TROUBLE WITH THE MISSUS?

YOU SHOULD FOLLOW
HER LEAD.

DO ME A FAVOR.

LEAVE WITH ME
OUT THE BACK WAY.

(James)
THESE PARENTS
DIDN'T LOSE PROPERTY...

OH, THE IDIOT DIDN'T
LISTEN TO HIS LAWYER.

GOOD, EVERYTHING
HE TELLS THEM NOW

THROUGH THE TRIAL
CAN BE USED AGAINST HIM.

CAN'T BELIEVE THE PRESS
IS LAPPING IT UP.

[gunshot]

[people screaming]

SEE THE SHOOTER?

I DON'T SEE HIM.

THERE'S BEEN A SHOOTING
ON THE COURTHOUSE STEPS.

I NEED A BUS.

HE'S DEAD.

OLIVIA?

EVA, THANK YOU
FOR COMING DOWN.

IT DIDN'T SOUND
LIKE I HAD A CHOICE.

LISTEN, I'M GONNA HAVE YOU
OUT OF HERE IN A FEW MINUTES.

THIS IS JUST
STANDARD PROCEDURE.

REALLY?

YOU TREAT ALL OF YOUR VICTIMS
LIKE CRIMINALS?

EVA, YOU MADE A SCENE
AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT.

YOU--YOU THINK
THAT I KILLED HIM?

YOU LEFT THE COURTHOUSE
MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING.

BECAUSE OF YOUR ACTIONS,
SOMEBODY HAD TO TALK TO YOU,

AND I THOUGHT THAT
YOU'D PREFER IT BE ME.

WHY?

BECAUSE WE'VE BECOME
SUCH GOOD FRIENDS?

CAN ANYBODY VOUCH
FOR YOUR WHEREABOUTS

AFTER YOU LEFT
THE COURTHOUSE?

[exhales]

NO.

THEN UNTIL WE KNOW
WHO KILLED GRALL,

I'M GONNA HAVE TO ASK YOU
NOT TO LEAVE THE CITY.

NO PROBLEM, OLIVIA.

SORRY.
DETECTIVE BENSON.

(Cragen)
HE WAS HOLDING
A PRESS CONFERENCE,

AND WITH ALL THOSE PEOPLE,

AND NOBODY TRIED
TO TACKLE THE SHOOTER?

NOBODY SAW HIM.

INCLUDING US,
AND WE WERE RIGHT THERE.

WAS IT A SNIPER?

WARNER SAYS IT WAS
A SMALL CALIBER HANDGUN.

GOT HIM CLEAN
THROUGH THE HEART

FROM TWO INCHES AWAY.

SO HE HAD TO BE
IN THE CROWD OF REPORTERS.

DOESN'T THAT MEAN WE SHOULD
HAVE THE KILLER ON CAMERA?

I'M WORKING ON IT, CAP.

VULTURES ALREADY AIRED

GRALL TAKING A BULLET
ON THEIR NEWSCASTS.

(Munch)
WITH A LITTLE PRODDING,

THEY WERE KIND ENOUGH
TO GIVE US THIS FOOTAGE.

THESE PARENTS
DIDN'T LOSE PROPERTY.

THEY LOST LIVES
AT THEIR VERY GENESIS.

WHAT THIS MEANS
TO FUTURE GEN--

[gunshot]

THERE'S THE MOMENT
OF IMPACT.

SO WHERE'S THE GUN?
ALL I SEE ARE MICROPHONES.

WHICH IS WHY
NO ONE PAID ATTENTION

TO ANOTHER HAND REACHING UP
TO GRALL'S FACE.

LOOK AT THIS.

(Lake)
WHY COVER YOUR MIKE
WITH A JACKET?

HAS TO BE
OUR SHOOTER.

TELL ME YOU GOT
HIS FACE.

[people screaming]

(Fin)
THERE HE IS.

WELL, IT DEFINITELY
ISN'T EVA.

MUST BE SOMEBODY
WHO LOST AN EMBRYO, RIGHT?

ANYONE RECOGNIZE HIM?

NO ONE WE TALKED TO.

(Lake)
WE DIDN'T INTERVIEW THEM ALL.

JUST THE RED FLAGS.

I SAY RELEASE HIS PICTURE
TO THE NEWS.

SOMEBODY'LL TURN HIM IN.
OR TIP HIM OFF.

WELL, RIGHT NOW HE THINKS
HE GOT AWAY WITH IT.

YOU AIR IT.
HE KNOWS HE'S BEEN ID'd.

HE SKIPS.

RUN THE PICTURE
BY THE CLINIC.

GOTTA BE
ONE OF THEIR CLIENTS.

I'VE NEVER SEEN HIM
BEFORE.

LOOK, DOC, I KNOW YOU'RE
DEDICATED TO YOUR CLIENTS.

I AM.
HE'S NOT ONE OF THEM.

THIS DOESN'T FALL UNDER
DOCTOR-PATIENT PRIVILEGE.

IF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS,
YOU HAVE TO TELL US.

IF I KNEW,
WHY WOULDN'T I SAY?

WELL, THE GUY DID
DO YOU A FAVOR.

HE KILLED YOUR EMBRYO-NAPPER.

I DON'T SUPPORT PEOPLE
WHO TAKE AN ACTUAL LIFE.

I WANTED JAMES GRALL
SUED, NOT DEAD.

I HAVE NO IDEA
WHO THIS MAN IS.

[beeping]

HEY, COME AND LOOK
AT THIS.

YOU STILL ON THAT MACHINE?

SINCE WHEN DID YOU
BECOME SUPER TECH?

SINCE YOU DUMPED ME
FOR LAKE.

BESSIE HERE IS THE ONLY ONE
WHO'LL HAVE ME AS A PARTNER.

I THINK YOU LIKE HER BETTER.
WHATCHA GOT?

THE SHOOTER ON "B" ROLL.

VICTORIA GRALL LEFT
BEFORE HER HUSBAND.

THE PRESS MOBS HER.

SHE REFUSES TO SPEAK
TO THEM.

[computer beeping]

(Fin)
THERE'S THE SHOOTER.

THERE'S NO SOUND,
BUT THEY TALK FOR A WHILE.

WIDOW GRALL SEEMS TO BE
PRETTY FRIENDLY

WITH HER HUSBAND'S KILLER.

(Stabler)
WE'RE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

I KNOW YOU DIDN'T SEE IT,
BUT HE REALLY WAS A GOOD MAN.

(Benson)
BUT YOU DECIDED

NOT TO STAND BY HIM
AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

WHY AREN'T YOU OUT THERE
LOOKING FOR HIS ASSASSIN?

WE WERE HOPING YOU COULD
TELL US WHO HE IS.

I LEFT IN A CAB.

I WASN'T THERE
WHEN IT HAPPENED.

BUT YOU TALKED
TO THE KILLER FIRST.

WHAT?

WHO IS HE, VICTORIA?

HE STOPPED ME
ON THE STREET.

BUT YOU WOULDN'T
TALK TO ANYBODY ELSE.

WHY STOP FOR HIM?

HE SAID, "ARE YOU
ALL RIGHT, MA'AM?"

HE SOUNDED SO SINCERE.
IT WAS--

YOU KNOW, IT WAS
THE FIRST KIND WORD

I'D HEARD ALL DAY.

SAY ANYTHING ELSE TO YOU?

HE SAID HE RECOGNIZED ME.

HE KNEW I WAS
WITH THE VDL.

HE HAD HEARD
ABOUT OUR TROUBLES.

THAT HE WOULD
PRAY FOR US.

I SAID THANK YOU,
AND THAT OUR LOVE AND...

FAITH WOULD GET US THROUGH.

HE DIDN'T SOUND
ANGRY WITH YOU?

NO, HE SAID,

EVERYTHING WOULD WORK OUT

EVEN THOUGH
WE WERE GOING TO PRISON.

THAT I'D BE FINE AS...

LONG AS JAMES AND I
STILL HAD ONE ANOTHER.

(Stabler)
HE PUNISHED THEM BOTH.

JAMES GOT DEATH.

VICTORIA GOT LIFE
WITHOUT JAMES.

HE WANTED ONE OF THEM
TO FEEL HIS LOSS.

LUCKY THEY DON'T
HAVE A KID.

GOTTA BE ONE THE FATHERS.
WHO ELSE COULD IT BE?

YOU GOTTA KNOW I DIDN'T
SAY ANYTHING TO THE GUYS

ABOUT YOU WANTING A BABY.

I MEAN, THAT WAS
MUNCH BEING MUNCH.

EL.
NO, I UNDERSTAND.

YOUR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK'S
TICKING.

I'M GONNA SHUT UP.

ELLIOT, A FEW MONTHS AGO
I LOOKED INTO ADOPTION.

THAT'S GREAT.

THEY TURNED ME DOWN.

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

WELL, I'M SINGLE.

I DON'T HAVE AN EXTENDED
FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEM.

I WORK ALL HOURS.

THEY DIDN'T SEE ME
AS PRIME PARENT MATERIAL.

[elevator pings]

THEY'RE WRONG.

ELLIOT, THERE'S ONE PERSON
AT THE CLINIC

THAT WE DIDN'T SHOW
THE SHOOTER'S PICTURE TO.

CAROL, THE EX-RECEPTIONIST.

EVERYBODY WHO WENT IN THERE
HAD TO WALK BY HER.

SHE MAKE BAIL YET?

[door buzzes and opens]

HI, CAROL.

I'M HERE
FOR MY APPOINTMENT.

WHO ARE YOU?
YOU EVER SEE THIS GUY?

MAYBE HE CAME
INTO HUDSON CRYOBANK

WITH A FRIEND
OR A SISTER?

HUNG OUT
IN THE WAITING ROOM?

HE LOOKS FAMILIAR.

WELL, THINK HARD,

BECAUSE HE KILLED
YOUR DEARLY BELOVED FRIEND,

JAMES GRALL.

NO, IT DOESN'T MAKE
ANY SENSE.

SO YOU DO RECOGNIZE HIM.

I THINK HE MIGHT BE
KELLY RYLAND'S HUSBAND.

SHE SHOWED ME A PICTURE ONCE
WHILE SHE WAS WAITING.

WELL, IF THEY WERE
GONNA GET IN VITRO,

WHY WOULDN'T
HE GO IN WITH HER?

NO, SHE WASN'T
GETTING IN VITRO.

SHE WAS IN THE MILITARY,
AND SHE HAD SOME OF HER EGGS

STORED AND FROZEN
BEFORE SHE WENT TO IRAQ.

[pounding on door]

SCOTT RYLAND!

POLICE!
OPEN THE DOOR!

I DON'T HEAR
ANY MOVEMENT.

MR. RYLAND, WE HAVE
A SEARCH WARRANT.

(Benson)
SUBJECT ISN'T HERE,

BUT HOLD YOUR POSITIONS
OUT FRONT IN CASE HE RETURNS.

HEY.
SCOTT AND KELLY RYLAND.

LIV!

NINE MILLIMETER BROWNING.

THAT'D FIT
AS OUR MURDER WEAPON.

GOOD THING TO KNOW
HE DOESN'T HAVE IT ON HIM.

'CAUSE HE KNEW HE COULDN'T
GET IT ON THE PLANE.

LA GUARDIA, 2:45.
IT'S 2:00 NOW.

HE'S GOTTA BE
AT THE AIRPORT ALREADY.

HE DIDN'T WRITE THE AIRLINE,
JUST THE DEPARTURE TIME.

CHECK 'EM ALL.

I'VE GOT FLIGHTS
TO DENVER, PHOENIX,

AND BOLIVIA, 2:45.

BUT SCOTT RYLAND'S NOT ON
ANY OF THE MANIFESTS.

I'LL CHECK
THE CHARTER FLIGHTS.

[tired squeal]

MUNCH, WE'RE
AT THE AIRPORT NOW.

WHERE IS HE LEAVING FROM?

GUYS, IT'S NOT A DEPARTURE.

IT'S AN ARRIVAL.

[slow drumming]

*

FORWARD...HUH!

WE GOT INTO A BIG FIGHT
ONCE SHE JOINED THE RESERVES.

BUT, UH, SHE JUST WANTED
TO SERVE HER COUNTRY.

IT MADE HER PROUD.

KELLY WAS
A SUPPLY TRUCK DRIVER,

AND, UH, A SUICIDE CAR BOMBER
ATTACKED HER CONVOY.

AND...AND, UH...

ALL THE HOOPLA
AND THE MEDIA ATTENTION

THOSE NUTS WHO STOLE
HER EGGS GOT, AND, UH...

THIS IS ALL
THAT SHOWS UP FOR HER.

THAT'S WHY SHE HAD
HER EGGS FROZEN.

IN CASE SOMETHING
LIKE THIS HAPPENED,

WE COULD STILL HAVE
A CHILD.

THAT WAY I'D ALWAYS HAVE
A PART OF HER.

SOMEBODY WHO'D, UH,
CARRY HER ON HER MEMORY.

SOMEBODY WHO'D CARE.

SOMEBODY...

[sobbing]
WHO'D KNOW SHE DIED A HERO.

STEP.

STEP.

FRONT FACE!

THE JURY WILL UNDERSTAND
WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH,

BUT YOU'RE STILL
GONNA HAVE TO DO TIME.

DOESN'T MATTER.
MY TIME ALREADY RAN OUT.

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