Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 9, Episode 18 - Trade - full transcript

A wealthy, successful coffee trader and his son are both suspects in a young woman's murder, when evidence suggests that the woman was sexually involved with both men.

(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.

(Lieutenant Igel)
PUSH IT BACK, FRANKIE.
PUSH IT BACK.

IT'S COMIN' OUT OF
THAT APARTMENT DOWN THE HALL.

(Lieutenant Igel)
ENGINE 99 TO COMMAND,
WE GOT A FIRE

AND A TAXPAYER
ON THE FIRST FLOOR.



HALLWAY'S KNOCKED DOWN.
WE'RE GOIN' IN.

(Vestry)
COME ON, BABY.
OPEN UP FOR ME.

(Igel)
LET'S GET IT DONE, LADIES.

(Vestry)
10-45 IN THE BEDROOM.

(Igel)
COMMAND 99.
WE NEED EMS ON SCENE.

(Vestry)
SHE'S NOT BREATHING.
NO PULSE.

(Igel)
ENGINE 99.
10-45. CODE ONE.

SEND A FIRE MARSHAL
AND PD.

FRANKIE, CUT THE HOSE
SO WE CAN GET HER OUT.

ON MY COUNT.
1, 2, 3, GO!

(Stabler)
STABLER. SPECIAL VICTIMS.

WAS SHE DEAD
WHEN YOU FOUND HER?

YEAH. NOBODY COULD SURVIVE
THAT SMOKE

FOR MORE THAN
A COUPLE OF MINUTES.



WHAT MAKES YOU THINK
SHE WAS RAPED?

HER PANTIES WERE PULLED DOWN
AND HER DRESS WAS RIPPED.

SHE HAD A BIG GASH
ON HER HEAD.

MUST HAVE BEEN UNCONSCIOUS
WHEN THE FIRE STARTED.

THANKS.
ANY LUCK?

(Benson)
YEAH, I GOT A NAME.
JENNA LUDLOW. 25.

SHE LIVED HERE
A COUPLE OF MONTHS.

KEPT TO HERSELF.

NOBODY HEARD ANY SCREAMING
OR FIGHTING LAST NIGHT.

SO HE RAPED HER,
KNOCKED HER OUT,

LIT THE PLACE UP
TO FINISH HER OFF?

NO, SHE WAS DEAD
BEFORE THE FIRE.

THERE'S NO SOOT
IN MISS LUDLOW'S NOSTRILS.

(Stabler)
CSU FIND A MURDER WEAPON?

(Benson)
THERE WAS A LAMP ON THE FLOOR
NEXT TO JENNA'S BODY.

PERP MUST HAVE BASHED
HER HEAD IN WITH IT.

YOU GUYS ARE THIS GOOD,
WHAT DO YOU NEED ME FOR?

OTHER THAN TO TURN THE WORLD ON
WITH YOUR SMILE,

HOW 'BOUT A PELVIC?

DONE. FLUIDS PRESENT.

AND THERE'S THICK MUCUS
AT THE CERVICAL OS.

SHE HAVE AN STD?

NO. BUN IN THE OVEN.

FROM THE LOOKS OF HER BELLY,
SHE WASN'T TOO FAR ALONG.

WONDER IF JENNA KNEW
SHE WAS PREGNANT.

IS ANYTHING SALVAGEABLE?

WHATEVER TRACE EVIDENCE
WASN'T BURNED

THE FIRE BOYS
WASHED AWAY.

AND WE GET HOSED.

WE'LL GATHER AND SIFT,

BUT I HOPE YOU FIND
A GOOD WITNESS.

PRADA SHOES. GUCCI.

SHE WAS LIVING THE LIFE.

(Brancato)
ALL GOOD THINGS
COME TO AN END.

EDDIE BRANCATO,
FIRE MARSHAL.

SHAME
ABOUT THESE OAK CEILINGS.

VARNISH IS
A NATURAL ACCELERANT.

YOU LIGHT 'EM UP,

THESE BEAMS ARE LIKE FUSES
ON A ROMAN CANDLE.

WHERE'D
THE FIRE START?

RIGHT HERE.
AND IT WAS NO ACCIDENT.

I DON'T SEE ANY SIGNS
OF AN ACCELERANT.

THAT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE LOOKIN'
AT WHAT'S HERE.

NOW LOOK FOR
WHAT'S MISSING.

DRAPES.

DESTROYED. ACTUALLY AFTER
THE FIRE BUG LIT 'EM UP.

ANY IDEA
WHAT HE USED?

IT'S IN THE AIR, DETECTIVE.

THE NOSE KNOWS.

[inhales]
ALCOHOL.

JELLIED METHYL ALCOHOL.

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS STERNO.

YOUR VICTIM KEPT IT
UNDER THE SINK.

TWO PACK.
MISSING A CAN.

HEY. CHECK THIS OUT
IN THE KITCHEN.

WHAT DO YOU GOT?

DISHWASHER WAS SHUT.

CONTENTS UNTOUCHED
BY FIRE OR WATER.

MAYBE WE JUST GOT
LUCKY.

JENNA HAD COMPANY
LAST NIGHT.

THOSE GLASSES COULD HAVE BEEN
SITTING THERE FOR A WEEK.

A SINGLE WOMAN
WITH A FULL-TIME JOB?

TRUST ME.

WELL...DIGS LIKE THESE?

MUST HAVE BEEN SOME JOB.

(Munch)
FOUND A SITE WHERE JENNA
ADVERTISED HER SERVICES.

THIS DISCOUNT SUIT
COST 250 BUCKS

AT MORTY'S SUITS FOR LESS.

BUT WITH MY PERSONAL TOUCH,

YOU CAN LOOK LIKE
YOU SPENT TWO GRAND.

SIZE DOESN'T MATTER, GUYS.

THE SIZE
OF YOUR BUDGET, THAT IS.

I'M JENNA LUDLOW,

AND I'M GONNA HELP YOU DRESS...
[snap]

TO KILL.

DRESS TO KILL--TOO BAD
SHE DIDN'T GET TO HELP MUNCH.

ARE YOU INSULTING
MY SARTORIAL SPLENDOR?

WELL, IF THAT MEANS CLOTHES,
YES.

EASY, FELLAS.

NOW, WHAT KIND OF A LIVING
COULD JENNA MAKE

BEING A STYLIST?

WITH THE RIGHT CLIENTELE,
BIG BUCKS.

SHE ONLY HAD $300
IN HER BUSINESS ACCOUNT.

I'M NOT SURPRISED,

WITH ALL THOSE GUCCI BAGS
IN HER CLOSET.

I DON'T KNOW HOW
SHE COULD HAVE AFFORDED THEM.

SHE HASN'T MADE
ANY DEPOSITS IN MONTHS.

'CAUSE SOMEONE ELSE
HAS BEEN MAKING 'EM

INTO HER PERSONAL ACCOUNT.

TEN LARGE WIRED IN
FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS.

FROM WHERE?

LIECHTENSTEIN.

YEAH.
CONVENIENTLY UNTRACEABLE.

JENNA HAD AN OFFSHORE
SUGAR DADDY.

(Cragen)
PAYMENTS STARTED
RIGHT ABOUT THE TIME

JENNA MUST HAVE GOT
HERSELF KNOCKED UP.

SO SHE BLACKMAILS HIM
WITH THE BABY,

HE COMES OVER,
THEY FIGHT,

HE RAPES HER,
HE KILLS HER.

WELL, HOW DO WE FIND
COUNT LIECHTENSTEIN?

GO TO HEAVEN.

HEAVEN MOSKOWITZ.

JENNA'S BEEN WRITING HER A CHECK
EVERY WEEK FOR 200 BUCKS,

AND THE MEMO LINE
READS "THERAPY".

HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS
WHO JENNA WAS SLEEPING WITH.

(Heaven)
I CAN'T TALK TO YOU
ABOUT JENNA.

DOCTOR/PATIENT PRIVILEGE.

YOU'RE A DOCTOR
OF...WHAT?

ANGEL HEALING.

YOU GOT A LICENSE
TO PRACTICE?

I'M CERTIFIED
BY A HIGHER AUTHORITY.

I'M SORRY, BUT CHERUBIM
DON'T HAVE LEGAL STANDING

IN THIS STATE.

WHAT JENNA AND I DISCUSS
IN THIS ROOM

IS BETWEEN US
AND THE ANGELS.

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

I GUESS YOU DIDN'T GET
THE 411 FROM ON HIGH.

JENNA WAS MURDERED
THIS MORNING.

NO. IT CAN'T BE.

IT'S BEFORE HER TIME.

IT USUALLY IS
IN OUR LINE OF WORK.

YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL

IS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT YOU
FROM UNTIMELY DEATH.

YOU SEE, THAT'S THE PROBLEM
WITH GUARDIAN ANGELS.

THEY'RE NEVER AROUND
WHEN YOU NEED 'EM.

I KNOW YOU THINK
THIS IS A BIG JOKE.

BUT JENNA BELIEVED.

I TAUGHT HER HOW TO SPEAK
TO THE ANGELS.

ABOUT WHAT?

HER FUTURE.

JENNA HAD A CHOICE TO MAKE.

TOGETHER, WE ASKED
THE ANGELS FOR HELP.

WHAT CHOICE?

I DON'T LISTEN TO WORDS.
I...

FEEL THEM AND SPIRIT THEM
TO THE OTHER SIDE.

YOU FEEL ANYTHING ABOUT
JENNA HAVING A BOYFRIEND?

I SEE...AFRICA.

POSSIBLY ETHIOPIA.

GREAT BODY.

IS HIS NAME FABIO?

PIERSON.

SIX MILLION PEOPLE
IN THIS CITY,

AND PIERSON IS THE BEST
YOUR ANGELS CAN DO?

[whispers]
OKAY.

CLEOPATRA SAYS TO TRY
THE COMMODITIES EXCHANGE.

(Dan)
WHAT'S SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
DOING DOWN HERE?

WE'RE LOOKING FOR
SOMEBODY NAMED PIERSON.

A FIRST NAME
WOULD REALLY HELP.

WE THINK HE'S AFRICAN,
MAYBE FROM ETHIOPIA.

AND WE WERE TOLD
THAT HE HAS A GREAT BODY.

[laughing]
ETHIOPIAN?
A GREAT BODY?

SOMEONE'S YANKING
YOUR CHAIN.

SOUNDS LIKE YOUR GUY
TRADES COFFEE,

SO YOU'RE PROBABLY TALKING
ABOUT PIERSON BARTLETT.

OKAY, WHAT CAN YOU
TELL US ABOUT HIM?

FOURTH GENERATION
COFFEE TRADER.

FAMILY HAD SEATS HERE
IN THE EXCHANGE

SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED.

YOU SEE HIM AROUND HERE?

NO. BUT HE MIGHT BE
UP IN THE GRADING ROOM.

(Stabler)
LOOKS LIKE THE WORLD'S
GREATEST COFFEE BREAK.

(Dan)
THEY'RE ALL TRADERS.

THEY SAMPLE
THE COFFEE AND COCOA

TO MAKE SURE IT'S UP
TO TRADING STANDARDS.

THERE'S PIERSON BARTLETT
OVER THERE.

THANKS.

MR. BARTLETT.

HOLD ON.
LAST CUP.

MM.

GREAT BODY.

'SCUSE ME?
THE COFFEE.

BUT I'LL BET YOURS IS...

SMOOTH AND ROBUST.

I DIDN'T CATCH
YOUR NAME?

DETECTIVE BENSON.
I'M DETECTIVE STABLER.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

TELL US ABOUT
JENNA LUDLOW.

WHY?

(Benson)
SHE WAS FOUND
MURDERED THIS MORNING.

OH, MY GOD.

JENNA?

HOW DO YOU KNOW HER?

SHE'S MY SON P.J.'S
FIANCEE.

THEY MET WHEN JENNA TEMPED
IN OUR OFFICE.

AND WHERE IS HE NOW?

BRAZIL.

THAT'S...WHERE MOST
COFFEE IS GROWN.

P.J. WORKS WITH ME.

HE TOOK OUR CORPORATE JET DOWN
THERE ON BUSINESS LAST WEEK.

WELL, CAN YOU GET HIM
BACK HERE?

WE NEED TO ASK HIM
SOME QUESTIONS.

HE'LL WANT TO COME HOME
RIGHT AWAY.

OH, BUT, YOU KNOW,
RIO'S A TEN-HOUR FLIGHT,

SO IT WON'T BE BEFORE TOMORROW.

WELL, WE'D APPRECIATE
A HEADS-UP WHEN HE LANDS.

YEAH.

I'LL CALL WHEN I KNOW.

(Benson)
DAD'S STORY CHECKS OUT.

THE RIO AIRPORT CONFIRMS

THAT BARTLETT'S PLANE HAS BEEN
PARKED THERE SINCE LAST TUESDAY.

I WONDER IF P.J.
KNEW ABOUT THE BABY.

DON'T KNOW ABOUT HIM,

BUT JENNA WAS PLANNING
TO KEEP IT.

HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?

HIGH LEVELS OF FOLIC ACID
IN HER SYSTEM.

SHE WAS TAKING
PRENATALS.

YOU GOT A LUNCH DATE
WITH RYAN?

SPECIAL DELIVERY.

ANYONE YOU LIKE
FOR JENNA'S MURDER?

WELL, FIANCE WAS OUT
OF THE COUNTRY,

SO PROBABLY A STRANGER,
MAYBE A PUSH-IN RAPIST?

I DON'T THINK SO.

(Benson)
THAT'S WHY YOU BROUGHT
OVER JENNA'S CLOTHES?

(Warner)
THEY WERE TORN TO SHREDS,

BUT THERE WASN'T A MARK ON HER--
NO CUTS, NO BRUISES.

NOTHING ON HER SKIN THAT
MATCHED UP WITH THOSE TEARS.

SO I ASKED RYAN
TO TAKE A LOOK.

CHECK IT OUT.

(Stabler)
OKAY, SO THE TEARS
START OUT SMOOTH.

THEY GET RAGGED AT THE ENDS.

YOUR PERP USED SCISSORS
TO START EACH TEAR,

THEN RIPPED IT THE REST
OF THE WAY BY HAND.

AFTER HE KILLED JENNA,

TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE
A STRANGER RAPED HER.

BECAUSE IT WAS SOMEONE SHE KNEW
WELL ENOUGH TO HAVE SEX WITH.

LET'S MAKE SURE OUR FIANCE
DIDN'T JET BACK HERE

FOR A BOOTY CALL.

(flights ops manager)
"NOVEMBER SIX-EIGHT-TANGO-
FIVE-DELTA. "

LEFT LAST TUESDAY FOR RIO
AND HASN'T RETURNED.

YOU'RE SURE.

AIRCRAFT JUST CAN'T FLY INTO
AMERICAN AIRSPACE WILLY-NILLY.

THEY HAVE TO FILE
A RETURN FLIGHT PLAN.

DID THEY FILE ONE
FOR TODAY?

NOT UNTIL
EARLY THIS MORNING.

MR. BARTLETT'S PLANE
WAS SCHEDULED TO DEPART RIO

AT 0600, LOCAL TIME,
WHICH PUTS THEM IN HERE

AT...

SOMETHING WRONG?

WEIRD. THEY SHOULD BE LANDING
JUST BEFORE 3:00 THIS AFTERNOON.

BUT THEY SCHEDULED
A REFUELING STOP...IN ARUBA.

WHY'S THAT WEIRD?

THEIR G-4 CAN FLY FROM HERE
TO TOKYO WITHOUT A PIT STOP.

RIO'S A LOT CLOSER.

YOUR VICTIM
HAS SOME RECORD.

ARRESTS?

EMPLOYMENT.
JENNA WAS A JOB HOPPER.

TEMP AGENCY SAID
SHE NEVER WORKED ANYWHERE

FOR MORE THAN
TWO MONTHS.

SHE WAS FIRED?
NO. SHE'D REQUEST
TRANSFERS.

"RECEPTIONIST
AT A WHITE-SHOE LAW FIRM.

"SECRETARY
TO A PLASTIC SURGEON.

EVENT PLANNER
FOR A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY."

ALL JOBS WHERE SHE
COULD MEET RICH MEN.

LOOKS LIKE JENNA
WAS SHOPPING FOR A HUSBAND.

(Fin)
AND WHEN SHE DIDN'T FIND
MR. RIGHT,

SHE'D MOVE ON.

HER LAST GIG WAS
AT THE COMMODITIES EXCHANGE

WORKING FOR THE BARTLETTS.

SHE MAY NOT HAVE HAD
A NOSE FOR COFFEE,

BUT SHE SURE COULD
SMELL MONEY.

AND SHE WENT AFTER IT
ANY WAY SHE COULD.

ONE GUY DUMPED HER, AND SHE
SUED HIM FOR BREACH OF PROMISE.

SHE COULD DO THAT?
BE CAREFUL, MY BROTHER.

BEING A PLAYER CAN BE
VERY, VERY COSTLY.

PARK AVENUE SURGEON PROPOSED,

THEN HE BROKE OFF
THE ENGAGEMENT.

FIND OUT
ABOUT HER PAST?

GIRL WENT WILD.

JENNA LOGGED A LOT OF HOURS
AT SPRING BREAK.

APPARENTLY, SHE'S
INTO GIRL-ON-GIRL ACTION.

NOT QUITE THE PEDIGREE
FOR A SOCIETY DOCTOR'S WIFE.

THE COURT LET HIM
OFF THE HOOK,

BUT THEY LET HER KEEP
THE ENGAGEMENT RING

FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING--
2 KARAT ROCK.

(Stabler)
BIG PAYDAY
FOR GETTIN' JILTED.

SHE WAS UP
FOR AN EVEN BIGGER ONE.

THE BARTLETTS' NET WORTH
IS ABOUT $1/4 OF A BILLION.

OUR LITTLE GOLD DIGGER
CAUGHT HERSELF QUITE A BIG FISH.

(Stabler)
YOU THINK P.J. KILLED HER
TO GET OFF THE HOOK?

YOU KNOW,
HE SHOULD BE LANDING SOON.

WHY DON'T WE GO PICK HIM UP
AT THE AIRPORT?

THANKS FOR THE HEADS-UP
YOU PROMISED.

SORRY.
IT SLIPPED MY MIND.

RIGHT. HAND YOUR PASSPORT
TO THE CUSTOMS OFFICER.

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE,
DAD?

THEY'RE POLICE OFFICERS,
P.J.

MY SON AND I ARE GRIEVING.
YOU CAN TALK TO HIM TOMORROW.

THE LAST ENTRY STAMP IN HERE
IS FOR ARUBA.

THERE'S NOTHING FOR BRAZIL.

OH. SO YOU WERE
NEVER IN RIO.

YOU SENT HIM TO ARUBA
YESTERDAY

AFTER WE TOLD YOU
JENNA WAS DEAD, HUH?

SO YOUR PLANE
COULD PICK HIM UP

AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE
HE WAS IN RIO ALL ALONG.

WAIT. I-I DIDN'T
KILL JENNA.

(Stabler)
LET'S GO.

YOU'RE NOT TAKING
MY SON ANYWHERE.

SO WE'LL TAKE YOU BOTH.

FOR WHAT?
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH

TO CHARGE P.J.
WITH JENNA'S MURDER.

WELL, IF WE HADN'T COLLARED HIM,
THAT JET WOULD BE

ON ITS WAY BACK TO BRAZIL
WITH BOTH BARTLETTS ON BOARD.

SO NOW THEY'RE JUST GONNA

WALTZ OUT THE FRONT DOOR
OF THE COURTHOUSE AFTER A JUDGE

SLAPS THEM ON THE WRIST
FOR THE OBSTRUCTION CHARGE.

I THINK THAT P.J.'S SOFT.
WE GRILL, AND HE'LL GIVE IT UP.

YOU THINK? BECAUSE I THINK
ONCE YOU MENTION MURDER,

RICHIE RICH
AND DADDY STARBUCKS OUT THERE

ARE GONNA LAWYER UP.

SO WHAT'S YOUR PLAN?

YOU GUYS ARE GONNA GET
WHAT WE NEED

TO CHARGE P.J.
WITH JENNA'S HOMICIDE

WHILE YOU AND I DO
A LITTLE LEGAL TAP DANCE.

CASEY, IT'S 2:00
IN THE MORNING.

YOU CAN'T JUST
SNAP YOUR FINGERS

AND EXPECT US TO TIE P.J.
TO JENNA'S MURDER.

WELL, THEN P.J. WALKS.
IT'S YOUR CHOICE.

LET'S WAKE UP O'HALLORAN,
SEE WHAT HE CAN GIVE US.

WHY DON'T YOU CALL MUNCH,

TELL HIM TO HAUL HIS ASS
OUT OF BED AND GET DOWN HERE.

(Cragen)
I APOLOGIZE
FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

MY DETECTIVES WERE
A LITTLE OVERZEALOUS.

SO WE'RE FREE TO GO.

(Novak)
YES. I VOIDED YOUR ARRESTS.

IT'S AS IF NONE OF THIS
EVER HAPPENED.

WE STILL NEED TO TALK TO YOU

ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP
WITH JENNA.

I'LL SEND DETECTIVES
TO THE EXCHANGE TOMORROW.

IN FRONT OF EVERYONE?

UNLESS YOU'D RATHER ANSWER
A FEW QUESTIONS NOW.

(Cragen)
SERGEANT MUNCH,

WOULD YOU TAKE THE BARTLETTS
UP TO THE LOUNGE, PLEASE?

YEAH, BUT CAN I PUT ON
A POT OF COFFEE FIRST,

FOR THE LOVE
OF ALL THINGS HOLY?

GENTLEMEN, COULD YOU PLEASE
HAVE A SEAT UPSTAIRS?

AS LONG AS IT
DOESN'T TAKE FOREVER.

WE'VE GOT A CONFERENCE CALL

WITH ADDIS ABABA
AT THE CRACK OF DAWN.

WE'LL STALL
AS LONG AS WE CAN.
GOOD.

ANY PROGRESS?

WARNER CALLED.

SHE HAS THE PRELIMINARY
DNA MATCH ON JENNA'S FETUS.

P.J.'S THE FATHER.

WHAT ABOUT
THE SEMEN INSIDE JENNA?

CONFIRMED MATCH.
ALSO P.J.'S.

HOW DID WARNER KNOW
THAT DNA BELONGS TO P.J.?

(O'Halloran)
WINE GLASS FROM JENNA'S
APARTMENT.

I PULLED EPITHELIAL CELLS
FROM ONE OF HIS FINGERPRINTS.

THEY SHOW UP
IN THE SYSTEM?

SEC PRINTS ALL TRADERS
BEFORE THEY'RE BONDED.

SO P.J. AND JENNA

WERE HAVING
A ROMANTIC GLASS OF WINE

BEFORE HE WHACKED HER
AND FAKED THE RAPE.

TOX SCREEN DIDN'T SHOW
ANY ALCOHOL IN JENNA'S SYSTEM.

SHE PROBABLY WOULDN'T DRINK
WHEN SHE'S PREGNANT.

EXPLAINS WHY THE SECOND GLASS
HAD JENNA'S PRINTS

AND NOTHING
BUT CRANBERRY JUICE.

DID YOU GET ANY GENETIC MATERIAL
OFF THE LAMP?

IF THERE WAS ANY,
FIRE HOSES WASHED IT AWAY.

WE'RE SCREWED.

OH, YE OF LITTLE FAITH.

I GOT SOMETHING ELSE
TO SHOW YA.

WELL, MAKE IT QUICK.

MUNCH HAS THE BARTLETTS ON ICE
BACK AT THE STATION,

AND THE CLOCK'S RUNNING.

(P.J.)
IT'S, UH, 4:00
IN THE MORNING.

ARE WE DONE HERE?

I'M SORRY. I HAVE TO ASK YOU
A FEW MORE QUESTIONS.

(Bartlett)
CAN'T YOU PEOPLE AFFORD
ANYTHING BETTER

THAN THIS HIGH-ACID CRAP?

ANOTHER SHINING EXAMPLE

OF YOUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS
AT WORK.

THIS STUFF IS SO VILE,

WE WON'T EVEN TRADE IT
ON THE EXCHANGE.

YOU KNOW, I TOOK
A COFFEE APPRECIATION COURSE

AT THE LEARNING ANNEX,

AND IT TURNED OUT IT WAS JUST
A BUNCH OF BARISTA WANNABES.

YEAH,
THOSE NATIONAL CHAINS

HAVE RUINED
THE AMERICAN PALATE FOR COFFEE.

CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?

HOW DO YOU MAKE
A GOOD CUP OF JOE?

WELL, IT STARTS WITH
THE RIGHT WATER-TO-BEAN RATIO.

YOU CAN'T RUSH THE PROCESS.

(O'Halloran)
WE SIFTED THROUGH THE ASHES
AND FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING

ON THE DESK
IN JENNA'S APARTMENT.

(Stabler)
EVERYTHING THERE
WAS BURNED TO A CRISP.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO,
READ A PIECE OF TOAST?

EVEN BURNT TOAST STILL
HAS BREAD UNDERNEATH.

PUT A CHARRED PIECE OF PAPER
BETWEEN TWO PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES.

KEEP 'EM AWAY FROM LIGHT
AND DEVELOP THE FILM.

AND IF YOU'RE LUCKY,
YOU GET A NEGATIVE

FROM WHICH YOU CAN CREATE
A PHOTO DUPLICATE

OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT.

CREDIT CARD RECEIPT.

COMPLETE
WITH JENNA'S SIGNATURE.

THIS RECEIPT'S ONE OF THE FEW
WE FOUND INTACT.

MOST OF THE OTHERS
ARE IN FRAGMENTS.

BUT MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING
YOU CAN USE.

"BY AND BETWEEN
THE PARTIES JENNA ANN LUDLOW

"AND PIERSON DAVID BARTLETT, JR.

"WHEREAS THE PARTIES
INTEND TO BE MARRIED

AND WISH TO ENTER
THIS AGREEMENT..."

IT'S A PRENUP.

IT MAKES SENSE.

P.J. WAS BRINGING HOME
THE COFFEE.

HE WANTED TO PROTECT
HIS BEANS.

OR DADDY
INSISTED ON IT.

(Bartlett)
I DIDN'T INSIST

THAT P.J. GET A PRENUP.

I JUST...SUGGESTED IT.

I BET YOUR SUGGESTIONS SOUND
AN AWFUL LOT LIKE ORDERS.

I DON'T INTERFERE
WITH MY SON'S PERSONAL LIFE.

ORDERS ARE FOR BUSINESS.

OH, I THINK
THIS WAS BUSINESS.

YOUR SON GOT JENNA LUDLOW
PREGNANT.

NOW, WAS SHE PRESSURING HIM
INTO MARRIAGE?

GETTING MARRIED WAS--
WAS MY IDEA.

SO YOU HAVE WINE.
YOU MAKE LOVE TO SOFTEN HER UP.

AND THEN YOU LAY
THE PRENUP ON HER.

[scoffs]

IT DIDN'T WORK.
UH...

SHE WENT BALLISTIC.
SHE--

SHE SAID, "I'M GONNA BE
THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILD,

YOU DON'T TRUST ME?"

I GUESS TEN GRAND A MONTH

JUST WASN'T ENOUGH
FOR JENNA ANYMORE, HMM?

P.J. WAS WIRING HER MONEY?

FROM ONE
OF YOUR TAX SHELTER ACCOUNTS.

BY THE WAY, THE IRS
SAYS THAT THOSE ARE ILLEGAL.

WE WERE JUST TRYING
TO PUT ASIDE SOME CASH.

WELL, JENNA AND HER BABY
WERE GONNA COST YOU PLENTY.

Y-YOU THINK THAT MY SON

MURDERED HIS FIANCEE
JUST TO SAVE A FEW BUCKS?

I THINK YOU FOUND OUT
ABOUT THE BABY.

AND JENNA WAS GONNA BLEED
P.J. FOR CHILD SUPPORT.

YOU DIDN'T WANT HER GETTING HER
HOOKS INTO HALF YOUR COMPANY.

SO YOU TOLD P.J.
TO HANDLE IT.

NO.

BUT YOU DIDN'T THINK
THAT HE WOULD KILL HER.

AND WHEN HE TOLD YOU
WHAT HE DID,

YOU HUSTLED HIM ONTO THE FIRST
PLANE OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

(P.J.)
DAD HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

GOING TO ARUBA
WAS MY IDEA.

OKAY, LOOK,

I CAN HELP YOU OUT HERE.

BUT YOU'VE GOTTA COWBOY UP
AND TELL ME EVERYTHING.

UH...AFTER WE FOUGHT

ABOUT THE--THE PRENUP,
JENNA THREW ME OUT.

I JUST WANTED
TO GET AWAY.

UH...WE HAVE A HOUSE
IN ARUBA.

I ASKED DAD
IF I COULD TAKE THE JET.

BUT IT WAS IN RIO,
SO HE...

HE DROVE ME
TO THE AIRPORT,

AND HE BOUGHT ME
A PLANE TICKET.

AND YOU DIDN'T KNOW
WHAT HAPPENED TO JENNA.

I SWEAR, WHEN I LEFT
HER APARTMENT,

SHE WAS STILL ALIVE.

I WOULDN'T KILL JENNA.

I LOVED HER.

DON'T SAY ANOTHER WORD, P.J.
AVERY HEMMINGS.

HOW DARE YOU INTERROGATE MY
CLIENT WITHOUT COUNSEL PRESENT.

YOUR CLIENT DIDN'T ASK
FOR COUNSEL.

YOU OKAY?
YEAH.

WHAT DID YOU TELL THEM?
THE TRUTH.

I DIDN'T DO IT.

YOU SHOULD HAVE
CALLED ME, P.J.

YOU DEFEND P.J. OFTEN?

WE'VE BEEN FRIENDS
SINCE COLLEGE.

(Novak)
THEIR FRIENDSHIP EXPLAINS

WHY SHE TOOK HIS MURDER CASE.

MISS HEMMINGS USUALLY TRIES
SEC VIOLATIONS IN FEDERAL COURT.

WELL, SHE'S IN OVER HER HEAD
ON THIS ONE.

JUNIOR'S DNA MATCHES
THE SEMEN IN JENNA

AND HER FETUS.

(Warner)
NO, IT DOESN'T.

P.J.'S DNA ONLY MATCHES
THE SEMEN.

I JUMPED THE GUN.

WHO'S THE BABY'S FATHER?

(Benson)
CONGRATULATIONS, P.J.

YOU WERE GONNA BE
A BIG BROTHER.

WHAT?

IF THIS IS SOME KIND
OF TRICK--

NO. NO TRICK.
DNA PROVES IT.

BIG PIERSON HERE'S
JENNA'S BABY DADDY.

YOU SCREWED HER?

YOU SLEPT WITH MY FIANCEE,
YOU SON OF A BITCH?

I WAS DRUNK.
SHE CAME ON TO ME.

I NEVER MEANT FOR IT--

HEY!

HEY, YOU--HEY!

TAKE IT EASY.

COME ON, BACK OFF!

OH, GOD.
SOMEBODY CALL AN AMBULANCE!

(Avery)
AFTER WHAT YOU DID TODAY,

I SHOULD FILE A COMPLAINT
WITH THE ETHICS COMMITTEE.

YOU'RE LUCKY YOUR CHEAP STUNT
DIDN'T KILL MY CLIENT!

WE DIDN'T THROW P.J.
THROUGH THAT WINDOW.

HIS FATHER DID.

AFTER YOUR DETECTIVES
BAITED THEM

SO THEY'D TURN
ON EACH OTHER.

I NEED TO SEE P.J.
I'VE GOT TO APOLOGIZE.

HE DOESN'T WANT
TO TALK TO YOU.

THEN CONVINCE HIM...PLEASE.

[Avery scoffs]
ALL RIGHT.

I'LL TRY.

ANY MORE SHENANIGANS,
AND I'LL MAKE SURE

YOU SPEND THE REST
OF YOUR SHORT CAREER

TIED UP IN LAWSUITS.

MY SON AND I

HAVE HAD OUR PROBLEMS,
MISS NOVAK,

BUT HE'S NOT A KILLER.

I'M BEGINNING TO THINK
HE'S RIGHT.

ARE WE LOOKING
AT THE WRONG BARTLETT?

WELL, MARRYING P.J.
WOULD MAKE JENNA VERY RICH.

BUT A PATERNITY SUIT
AGAINST PIERSON SENIOR'S

LIKE HITTING
THE MEGA MILLIONS.

LOOK AT 'EM.

HE PUSHES HIS KID
THROUGH A PANE OF GLASS,

AND THEY'RE STILL THICK
AS THIEVES.

THERE'S NO WAY
WE'RE GONNA SPLIT 'EM UP.

THEN FIND SOMETHING
THAT TIES DAD TO JENNA'S MURDER.

(O'Halloran)
SOOT IS A NATURAL
FINGERPRINT DUST

UNDER THE RIGHT CONDITIONS.

WHICH ARE...

ANY SMOOTH SURFACE THAT WASN'T
HOSED DOWN DURING THE FIRE.

BATHROOM'S THE ONLY ROOM
THAT WAS SPARED.

OKAY. ANY LUCK?

NOT YET. BUT I PUT
OUR CHANCES AT SLIM TO NONE.

WELL, PIERSON BARTLETT
WAS HERE THE NIGHT JENNA DIED,

SO...YOU GOTTA GIVE ME
SOMETHING.

YOU MAY HAVE TO SETTLE
FOR MORE BURNT TOAST.

JUST ANOTHER BATCH
OF PHOTOS

FROM THE BURNT PAPERS
ON JENNA'S DESK.

SO SOME MORE RECEIPTS,
PHONE BILL, CATALOG.

(O'Halloran)
WHAT IS IT?

YOU'RE SURE THIS STUFF
CAME OFF THE DESK.

YEAH. WHY?

WE WERE WRONG.

(Avery)
ABOUT WHAT?

(Novak)
WHY JENNA LUDLOW WAS KILLED,
AND WHO DID IT.

SO YOU'RE DROPPING
THE CHARGES AGAINST MY CLIENT.

IN YOUR DREAMS.

I'M CHARGING YOU BOTH WITH
CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER.

CONSPIRACY--
THIS IS INSANE.

YOUR DIVIDE AND CONQUER STRATEGY
BLOWS UP IN YOUR FACE,

AND NOW THEY DID IT TOGETHER?

YOU'RE GUNNING
FOR DISBARMENT.

READ 'EM AND WEEP.

WHERE DID YOU GET THIS?

IT ROSE FROM THE ASHES
OF YOUR FIANCEE'S APARTMENT.

WHAT IS IT?

IT'S A PRINTED EMAIL

ABOUT THE BARTLETT'S
TOP-SECRET PLANS

TO BUY A COFFEE PLANTATION
IN EL SALVADOR.

APPARENTLY, THEIR COFFEE'S
SUCH A FIND,

IT'S GOING TO MAKE THEM
EVEN RICHER.

YOU WANNA TELL ME
HOW JENNA GOT THIS?

YOU LET THAT TRAMP
GET HER HANDS ON THIS?

WELL, SHE MUST HAVE STOLEN IT
FROM MY BRIEFCASE.

HOW CAN YOU BE
THAT STUPID?

SHUT UP.
BOTH OF YOU.

(Novak)
NOT ONLY WAS JENNA
GOING TO HAVE YOUR BABY,

SHE WAS THREATENING TO SPILL
THE BEANS ON YOUR BIG DEAL.

MR. BARTLETT, YOU'RE
GOING TO NEED YOUR OWN ATTORNEY.

(Langan)
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN
IN THE COFFEE TRADING BUSINESS,

MR. BARTLETT?

40 YEARS.

MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER
STARTED THE COMPANY

IN 1896.

UH...

THIS...WAS HIS
CUPPING SPOON.

I STILL USE IT

TO SAMPLE
AND GRADE COFFEE.

PEOPLE'S THREE.
YOU RECOGNIZE IT?

YES. THAT'S AN EMAIL
ABOUT OUR PLAN

TO PURCHASE
A COFFEE PLANTATION.

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL
ABOUT THIS EMAIL?

NOTHING.

IT'S JUST A PIECE OF ROUTINE
BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE.

AND YET THE D.A. THINKS
YOU KILLED JENNA LUDLOW

IN SOME SINISTER PLOT

TO SILENCE HER
WHEN SHE GOT HOLD OF IT.

SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING
OUT OF A TRASHY BEACH NOVEL.

MR. BARTLETT, DID YOU HAVE
ANYTHING TO DO

WITH THE MURDER
OF JENNA LUDLOW?

NO.

THANK YOU.
NOTHING FURTHER.

WHAT KIND OF COFFEE GROWS ON
THIS PLANTATION, MR. BARTLETT?

IT'S A NEW
ARABICA HYBRID.

MILD, LOW CAFFEINE,
CLASS-ONE QUALITY.

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU
STAND TO MAKE

IF IT WERE SUCCESSFUL?

OH, IT DEPENDS ON WHETHER
OUR BEANS WERE PICKED UP

BY ONE
OF THE BIG CHAINS.

WOULD IT BE FAIR TO SAY
IN THE MANY MILLIONS?

FROM YOUR LIPS
TO GOD'S EARS.

SO IF SOME COMPETITOR LEARNED
ABOUT YOUR SPECIAL COFFEE BEANS

AND BOUGHT THE PLANTATION
OUT FROM UNDER YOU,

IT WOULD BE
A FINANCIAL DISASTER.

WE'D LOSE
OUR INITIAL INVESTMENT.

AND THE MILLIONS
YOU STAND TO MAKE.

JENNA LUDLOW
STOLE THAT EMAIL

AND THREATENED
TO SELL YOUR TRADE SECRETS

UNLESS YOU PAID HER OFF,
DIDN'T SHE?

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

BUT $10,000 A MONTH
IN HUSH MONEY WASN'T ENOUGH.

LIKE ALL BLACKMAILERS,
JENNA GOT GREEDY,

SO THERE WAS ONLY
ONE WAY TO STOP HER.

JENNA WASN'T BLACKMAILING US.

THAT'S NOT WHAT
THAT MONEY WAS FOR.

WHAT WAS IT FOR THEN?

IT WAS FOR THE BABY.

WHEN DID YOU START NEGOTIATING
TO BUY THAT COFFEE PLANTATION

IN EL SALVADOR?

FEBRUARY.

FEBRUARY 10th,
ACCORDING TO THE EMAIL.

WHEN DID JENNA
TELL YOU SHE WAS PREGNANT?

UH...VALENTINE'S DAY.

THAT'S WHY I PROPOSED.

PEOPLE'S EXHIBIT TEN.

THE AUTOPSY REPORT
ON JENNA LUDLOW.

COULD YOU PLEASE READ
THE HIGHLIGHTED PASSAGE?

"EXAMINATION
OF VICTIM'S UTERUS

"REVEALS A FETUS,
ESTIMATED AGE...

TEN WEEKS."

[sighs]

SHE WASN'T PREGNANT YET.

JENNA LIED TO YOU.

SHE WASN'T PREGNANT IN FEBRUARY
WHEN YOU STARTED PAYING HER OFF.

JENNA DIDN'T GET KNOCKED UP
UNTIL LATE MARCH--

BY YOUR FATHER!

P.J., I GOT MORE NEWS
FOR YOU.

PEOPLE'S 18.

THE REPORT FROM THE LAB

ON THE SEMEN FOUND
INSIDE JENNA'S BODY.

"DNA TESTING CONFIRMS

FLUIDS ARE
FROM PIERSON BARTLETT JUNIOR."

NOTE THAT SPERM ARE IMMOTILE.

P.J., DID YOU KNOW
THAT YOU WERE SHOOTING BLANKS?

OBJECTION, YOUR HONOR!

OVERRULED.

YOU'RE WRONG.

I'M SORRY, P.J.
YOU'VE JUST GOT FUNKY SPERM.

JENNA WAS PRETENDING
SHE WAS PREGNANT

BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T
DELIVER THE GOODS.

THEN SHE FIGURED, HEY,
WHY SETTLE FOR YOU

WHEN I CAN BANG DADDY
AND REALLY RAKE IT IN?

YOUR HONOR, PLEASE,
SHE'S TESTIFYING--

JENNA LOVED ME.

NO, JENNA LOVED
YOUR FAMILY'S MONEY,

AND SHE HIT THE TRIFECTA.

MARRYING YOU,
HAVING DADDY'S BABY,

AND LEARNING THE SECRET PLANS
TO BUY THE PLANTATION.

I MEAN, YOU AND DAD
HAD NO CHOICE

BUT TO SOLVE THE JENNA PROBLEM,
SO WHAT'D YOU DO?

DID YOU PLAN IT
OVER A LATE-NIGHT LATTE?

I DIDN'T KILL JENNA.

OH, SO YOU'RE SAYING
THAT HE DID IT.

STAY STRONG, SON.

BE QUIET, MR. BARTLETT!

DID YOUR FATHER
KILL JENNA LUDLOW?

NO, HE WOULDN'T...
DO THAT.

I BET YOU DIDN'T THINK
HE'D SCREW YOUR FIANCEE EITHER.

DID HE KILL JENNA?

UH...

I DON'T KNOW.

P.J...PLEASE.

MR. BARTLETT,

I AM NOT WARNING YOU AGAIN.

I PUT YOU ON THAT PLANE.

I DID EVERYTHING I COULD
TO SAVE YOU.

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

[pounding gavel]

COUNSELOR,
CONTROL YOUR CLIENT!

[speaking softly]

THERE'S NOTHING FURTHER,
YOUR HONOR.

(Avery)
I'VE SEEN CEOs

WHO RAPE THEIR EMPLOYEES'
PENSION FUNDS

GET BETTER TREATMENT
THAN THIS.

YOU'RE THE ONE
WHO SCREWED YOUR CLIENT.

DID YOU EVEN READ
THE AUTOPSY REPORT?
OF COURSE I READ IT!

THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULD
GO BACK TO DEFENDING

WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS,
BECAUSE A FIRST-YEAR LAW STUDENT

WOULDN'T MISS THE AGE
OF JENNA'S FETUS.

THE TRIAL'S
NOT OVER YET.

OH, YES, IT IS.

ONLY QUESTION IS
HOW LONG THE JURY'S OUT.

(Judge)
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
OF THE JURY,

YOU'VE BEEN DELIBERATING
FOR NINE DAYS.

WOULD FURTHER DELIBERATION

HELP YOU REACH
A UNANIMOUS VERDICT?

NO, YOUR HONOR.

WE'VE BEEN HOPELESSLY DEADLOCKED
FROM DAY ONE.

THEN I HAVE NO CHOICE
BUT TO DECLARE A MISTRIAL.

DEFENDANTS ARE FREE
ON POSTED BAIL.

THIS COURT IS ADJOURNED.

WE'RE REFILING
IMMEDIATELY.

WHY WASTE
EVERYONE'S TIME?

THE VERDICT'S
NOT GONNA CHANGE.

HEY, DANA, WAIT UP.

HEY, CASE, TOUGH BREAK.
YOU ALMOST HAD HIM.

YEAH, 11 TO 1 TO CONVICT.

YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT
THE HELL HAPPENED IN THERE?

YEAH. YOU HAD ONE
CRAZY-ASS JURY.

CRAZY HOW?

DAY ONE, I BRING 'EM LUNCH.
EVERYTHING'S HUNKY-DORY.

SECOND DAY,
THEY'RE ALL SCREAMING.

AT EACH OTHER?

NO, AT THE HOLDOUT.
JUROR NUMBER FOUR.

I FELT SORRY FOR HER.

YOU TOOK PITY ON THE MORON
WHO SCREWED MY CASE?

NOT FOR THAT.

SHE'S A SINGLE MOM
WITH A DISABLED KID.

(Debra)
DEVON HAS CEREBRAL PALSY.

IT MUST BE TOUGH.

WE GET BY.

WHY ARE YOU HERE?

I CHECKED
YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

YOU DEPOSITED $25,000

THE DAY THE JURY
STARTED DELIBERATING.

AND ANOTHER $25,000
THIS MORNING.

I GOT AN INTEREST-ONLY
MORTGAGE.

AND I WAS DOING FINE.

UNTIL THE RATES WENT UP.

WE LOSE THIS PLACE,

WE GOT NOWHERE
TO GO.

AND DEVON CAN'T LIVE
IN A HOMELESS SHELTER.

HE'S GONNA GO
TO FOSTER CARE

WHILE YOU DO 4 1/2 YEARS
IN PRISON

FOR SELLING
YOUR NOT GUILTY VOTE.

[raising voice]
I KNOW IT WAS WRONG.

BUT I WAS TRAPPED!

THEY WERE GONNA FORECLOSE
ON US NEXT MONTH.

PLEASE...MISS NOVAK.

YOU TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED,
AND I'LL CUT YOU A DEAL.

YOU WON'T SPEND
A DAY IN JAIL.

THE NIGHT WE GOT THE CASE,
A MAN CALLED.

SAID HE KNEW
ALL ABOUT MY MONEY PROBLEMS

AND THAT HE COULD HELP.

DID HE TELL YOU
HIS NAME?

ROGER FROMM.

HE'S A PRIVATE
INVESTIGATOR.

GET AWAY FROM THE SHREDDER.

WHO ARE YOU?
POLICE.

(Benson)
WHERE'S ROGER FROMM?
HE RETIRED.

WHEN?
ABOUT THREE HOURS
AGO.

SAID HE'D JUST COME
INTO SOME MONEY,

TOLD ME TO SHRED
ALL HIS RECORDS

AND GAVE ME
A LOUSY THOUSAND BUCKS.

WHERE'D HE RETIRE TO?

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

THIS IS A CROSS-CUTTER.

EVERYTHING IN THERE
IS GONE FOR GOOD.

HERE'S THE DEAL.

YOU'RE GOING TO PRISON

UNLESS YOU TELL US WHO
YOUR BOSS WAS WORKING FOR.

YOU THINK THAT CHEAP BASTARD

TOLD ME ANYTHING
ABOUT HIS BUSINESS?

I JUST ANSWERED THE PHONES.

HE NEVER BROUGHT ANY CLIENTS
INTO THIS DUMP.

I KNOW WHO PAID HIM.

PIERSON BARTLETT.

I DIDN'T BRIBE ANYONE.

(Novak)
NO, THAT $50,000 PAYMENT
TO JUROR NUMBER FOUR

WAS CHARITY.

YOUR ERRAND BOY TOOK CARE
OF THE BRIBERY PART.

ROGER FROMM?

YOUR FORMER
VICE PRESIDENT OF SECURITY.

I FIRED HIM FOUR YEARS AGO.

HE COULDN'T KEEP HIS MOUTH OFF
THE BUSINESS END OF A BOTTLE.

SO NOW HE'S
YOUR PERSONAL BAGMAN.

IS MR. FROMM PREPARED
TO TESTIFY AGAINST MY CLIENT?

WE HAVE A SWORN STATEMENT
FROM THE JUROR HE BRIBED.

BTU YOU DON'T HAVE FROMM.

COME ON, PIERSON.

WE'RE NOT DONE HERE.

YES, WE ARE.

HEY. TAKE THAT
STEAK DINNER NOW.

OUCH. WHAT WAS THE BET?

THAT ROGER FROMM
ERASED HIS COMPUTER MEMORY.

HE DELETED THE FILES,

BUT HE FORGOT
TO SCRUB THE HARD DRIVE.

THAT'S NOT JENNA.

YEAH, BUT THAT'S P.J.

HOW MANY MORE OF THESE
YOU GOT?

HUNDREDS. WITH DOZENS
OF DIFFERENT GIRLS.

BARTLETT HAD HIS OLD CRONY
TAILING P.J.

FULL-TIME FOR YEARS.

SO WHY IS DAD
STALKING HIS SON?

WELL, WHY DON'T YOU ASK P.J.?

HIS LAWYER'S NEVER GONNA LET US
QUESTION HIM.

BUT YOU'RE NOT INTERVIEWING HIM
AS A PERP.

STALKING MAKES HIM
A SPECIAL VICTIM.

(P.J.)
SO MY FATHER HAD ME
UNDER SURVEILLANCE.

ANY IDEA WHY
HE'D DO THAT?

UH, SURE.

HE'S A CONTROL FREAK.

AND HE HAS TO BE THE BOSS
OF EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING.

YOUR FATHER STRIKES ME
AS SOMEBODY

WHO'S USED TO GETTING
WHAT HE WANTS.

WELL, HE DID FROM ME.
[scoffs]

I WANTED TO BE A PAINTER,

BUT HE MADE ME GO
INTO THE COFFEE BUSINESS,

AND HE MADE JENNA GET
INTO HIS BED.

SURE THAT WASN'T HER IDEA?

WELL, HE'S DONE IT
BEFORE.

SLEPT WITH ONE
OF YOUR GIRLFRIENDS?

YEAH. YEAH.

RIGHT AFTER
MY MOM DIED.

I LOST MY MOTHER AND
MY GIRLFRIEND IN THE SAME MONTH.

YOU SEE, EVERYTHING
WITH HIM IS A COMPETITION.

IF I MAKE A BIG TRADE,

HE'S GOTTA MAKE
A BIGGER ONE.

IF MY GIRL'S 25,

HE HAS TO SHOW UP
WITH ONE WHO'S BARELY LEGAL.

WELL, YOU WON
THIS ROUND.

JENNA WAS MARRYING YOU,
NOT YOUR FATHER.

YEAH, WELL, HE COULDN'T
LET THAT HAPPEN.

[laughs]

MY FATHER AND I WERE NOT
IN A CONSPIRACY

TO MURDER JENNA.

HE KILLED HER BECAUSE...

BECAUSE HE WAS JEALOUS.

AND HE WAS YOUR DAD,

SO HE WASN'T GONNA LET YOU
GO TO PRISON

FOR SOMETHING HE DID.

HE HIRED ROGER FROMM
TO BRIBE THAT JUROR.

HE BRIBED THAT JUROR
TO SAVE HIS OWN ASS, NOT MINE.

AND I HOPE HE ROTS IN HELL.

WHEN ARE YOU GUYS
GONNA ARREST HIM?

AS SOON AS WE CAN
TIE HIM TO FROMM.

NOW, YOUR FATHER
PAID FOR THESE PICTURES.

WHICH MEANS
THAT HE HAS TO HAVE A SET.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
WHERE HE WOULD KEEP THEM?

YOU'RE GONNA BURN DOWN
MY HOUSE.

LIKE YOU
BURNED DOWN JENNA'S.

THAT'D BE JUSTICE.

YOU HAVE NO RIGHT
TO DO THIS.

(Stabler)
NO, THE SEARCH WARRANT
SAYS WE DO.

THERE'S NOTHING IN THERE!

DO YOU THINK THAT WE'RE HERE
BY ACCIDENT?

P.J. GAVE YOU UP

BECAUSE HE KNOWS
WHAT YOU DID.

LAST CHANCE--GIMME THE
COMBINATION, OR I'M GOIN' IN.

THE HELL YOU ARE.

I HAVE AN INJUNCTION
INVALIDATING YOUR WARRANT.

ON WHAT GROUNDS?

YOU VIOLATED
P.J.'S RIGHT TO COUNSEL.

WE WEREN'T QUESTIONING HIM
AS A SUSPECT.

NICE TRY.

BUT JUDGE TATEN SAW RIGHT
THROUGH YOUR LITTLE CHARADE.

AVERY HEMMINGS DOESN'T
KNOW WHAT SHE'S TALKING ABOUT.

YOU DIDN'T VIOLATE
P.J.'S RIGHTS.

SO GET THE JUDGE
TO REVERSE THE INJUNCTION,

AND RESTORE THE WARRANT.

WHAT'S THE POINT--
YOU KNOW BARTLETT'S

ALREADY DISAPPEARED
THE PHOTOS FROM THAT SAFE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER.

WE ALREADY HAVE HIM FOR JENNA'S
MURDER ON HIS SON'S SAY-SO.

(Benson)
HOW DID BARTLETT GET HERE
BEFORE WE DID?

YOU MISS THE CHOPPER
IN HIS BACKYARD?

CONGRATULATIONS.
(Benson)
FOR WHAT?

WHATEVER YOU SAID
TO BIG DADDY,

HE'S ROLLING OVER
ON HIS SON LIKE ROAD KILL.

HE FINGERED P.J.
FOR JENNA'S MURDER?

JUST WAITING ON YOU
TO SEAL THE DEAL, COUNSELOR.

WHAT DID BARTLETT
SAY TO YOU?

THAT HE CAN'T PROTECT
HIS SON ANYMORE,

AND THAT P.J.
HAS A VIOLENT STREAK IN HIM.

P.J. DID THROW
THE FIRST PUNCH

THE DAY HIS DAD
PUT HIM THROUGH THE DOOR.

(Cragen)
BARTLETT ALSO SAID

P.J. TOLD HIM HE HAD
TO GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY

THE NIGHT THAT JENNA DIED.

THAT'S WHY HE SENT HIM
TO ARUBA.

WHAT A MESS.

FIRST WE CAN'T GET
EITHER ONE OF THEM TO TALK,

NOW THEY'RE FLIPPING
ON EACH OTHER.

I'M NEVER GONNA GET
A CONVICTION.

AND SO WHAT?

IF JENNA WERE ALIVE, WE'D BE
COLLARING HER FOR BLACKMAIL.

SHE'S NO INNOCENT VICTIM
HERE.

SHE'S A HUSTLER.

HUSTLERS DESERVE
JUSTICE TOO.

THIS DISCOUNT SUIT
COST 250 BUCKS.

HOW MANY TIMES YOU
GONNA WATCH THAT THING?

UNTIL I FIGURE OUT
HOW THIS LITTLE SCAM ARTIST

HAD SUCH A HOLD ON TWO POWERFUL
GUYS LIKE THE BARTLETTS.

WELL, SHE WAS GONNA BLEED 'EM
FOR MILLIONS.

OKAY, SO CALL THE COPS,
HIRE A LAWYER,

BUT DON'T RISK EVERYTHING
BY WHACKIN' HER.

AND I'M GONNA HELP YOU DRESS...
TO KILL.

WAIT A MINUTE.

WHAT IS IT?

YOU GET THE EVIDENCE
INVENTORIES?

YEAH. RIGHT HERE.

COME HERE.

YOU SEE SOMETHING?

WELL, I'LL BLOW IT UP
FOR YOU.

LOOK. THAT LAMP THERE
WAS THE MURDER WEAPON.

THAT MEANS JENNA
MADE THIS VIDEO IN HER BEDROOM.

SO THEN WHY DIDN'T WE FIND
ANY TRACE

OF THE CAMERA OR VIDEOTAPE?

BATHROOM'S CLEAR.

YEAH. HOW ABOUT
THE BEDROOM?

I OPENED THE PILLOWS,
THE MATTRESS,

EVERYTHING IN THERE--
THERE'S NOTHING.

FOR SOMEONE WHO SLEPT
WITH COFFEE TRADERS,

YOU'D THINK JENNA
WOULD HAVE BREWED BETTER BEANS.

WHAT DO WE GOT BREWING
HERE?

SD CARD.
I CAN PLAY IT ON MY LAPTOP.

(Stabler)
THAT BEDROOM CAM
SURE CAME IN HANDY.

JENNA'S GOT SOME BIG
INSURANCE POLICIES--

THE BABY,
AND NOW HOME MOVIES.

MAYBE SHE SENT A COPY
OF THIS TO BARTLETT,

AND THAT'S WHY HE DIDN'T
WANT US IN HIS SAFE.

SHE PUTS THIS ON THE INTERNET,
IT'S A HUGE SCANDAL.

EXCHANGE TAKES AWAY
BARTLETT'S SEAT.

IT'S BYE-BYE
TO HIS 100-YEAR-OLD

COFFEE TRADING EMPIRE.

HE TRIED TO BUY HER OFF.

SHE DECIDES IT'S NOT ENOUGH.
HE WHACKS HER.

(O'Halloran)
YOU GUYS, IN THE BEDROOM!

THE CAMERA WAS HIDDEN HERE
INSIDE THE WALL.

BUT HOW DID IT
SHOOT THROUGH PLASTER?

DIDN'T HAVE TO.
IT'S GOT A REMOTE LENS.

SHE PROBABLY HID IT
IN THE CROWN MOLDING

ON THIS WALL,
FACING THE BED.

LENS BURNED UP.

THE CAMERA BODY'S
IN PERFECT SHAPE.

AND...THERE'S AN SD CARD
STILL INSIDE.

(Avery)
WE DIDN'T COME HERE
TO WATCH TV.

YOU SHOULD
STICK AROUND, COUNSELOR.

YOU'VE NEVER SEEN
A PERFORMANCE LIKE THIS ONE.

JENNA HAD
A SECRET BOOTY CAM.

YOU TWO HAVE
STARRING ROLES.

SHE MADE VIDEOS OF US
HAVING SEX WITH HER?

INCLUDING THE LAST NIGHT
YOU WERE TOGETHER.

SHE THREATENED TO SELL THEM
TO THE TABLOIDS

IF WE DIDN'T KEEP
PAYING HER.

DAD, WHY DIDN'T YOU
TELL ME?

I WAS TRYING TO PROTECT YOU.

WELL, YOU'RE NOT GONNA
MAKE US WATCH IT, ARE YOU?

NO. JUST THE ENCORE.

P.J. HAD ALREADY
COME AND GONE.

THE KILLER SHOWED UP
AFTER HE'D ALREADY LEFT.

TURN IT OFF.

WHY? IT'LL PROVE
WE'RE INNOCENT.

I SAID TURN IT OFF!

WE CAN FAST-FORWARD IT.

I'M NOT GONNA SIT HERE
AND LISTEN TO THIS.

WHAT ARE YOU
STILL DOING HERE?

HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU.

[overlapping yelling[

YOU'RE A MONEY-GRUBBING
WHORE.

YOU DON'T KNOW
ANYTHING ABOUT ME.

GET OUT!

I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
LOOK, WE'RE ENGAGED!

(Jenna)
SEE THAT RING?
GET OUT!

HE LOVES ME.
HE DOES.

I SAID GET OUT!

[thud]

AVERY KILLED JENNA?

WHY?

YOU'RE NOT JUST GONNA LET HER
GET AWAY, ARE YOU?

FRONT DOOR'S THE ONLY WAY
OUT OF HERE.

I'VE ALREADY ALERTED SECURITY.

[alarm blares]
THEY'RE NOT GONNA
LET HER LEAVE.

EMERGENCY STAIRS
TO THE ROOF.

[alarm]

AVERY.

DON'T COME
ANY CLOSER!

I SWEAR, I'LL GO OVER.

(P.J.)
AVERY, WHAT DID YOU DO?

I BEGGED JENNA
TO LET YOU GO.

YOU WANNA KNOW
WHAT SHE SAID?

"HE'S MINE.

EVERY LAST PENNY."

SHE WAS NO GOOD
FOR YOU, P.J.

NONE OF THEM WERE.

SO YOU HAD A P.I.
FOLLOW ME?

WHY?

TO PROTECT YOU.

ALL OF THOSE WHORES,
THEY JUST LOVED YOUR MONEY.

I LOVED YOU, P.J.

EVER SINCE COLLEGE.
I ALWAYS HAVE.

YOU ALMOST GOT ME
SENT TO PRISON.

AND MY FATHER.

THAT'S WHY I BRIBED
THE JUROR.

I NEVER WOULD HAVE LET YOU
GET CONVICTED.

I WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING
TO HURT YOU.

I SAID GET BACK!

AVERY...
CAREFUL!

AVERY, WE CAN WORK THIS OUT,
OKAY?

WHY DON'T YOU JUST
COME WITH ME, ALL RIGHT?

IT'S TOO LATE.

NO, IT'S NOT.

PLEASE.

FOR ME, OKAY?

OKAY.
COME ON.

GET AWAY FROM MY SON!
NO!

BARTLETT, GET BACK.
SHE ALMOST DESTROYED US!

ME?

THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!

IF YOU HADN'T
KNOCKED UP JENNA,

NONE OF THIS
WOULD HAVE HAPPENED!

BACK AWAY FROM HER.
SHE'S NUTS.
SHUT UP, DAD!

HAVEN'T YOU DONE
ENOUGH DAMAGE?

[softly]
I LOVE YOU, P.J.

I LOVE P.J.

AND I'M NEVER GONNA LET YOU
HURT HIM AGAIN.

(Bartlett)
P.J.!
JUMP!

[thud, car alarm blares]

NO!

NO, NO, PLEASE, NO.

PLEASE, NO, GOD.

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