Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 9, Episode 19 - Cold - full transcript

Detective Lake is accused of killing a police officer, and SVU soon discovers that he has been investigating a 10-year-old cold rape case without anyone's knowledge.

(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.

(detective)
32-YEAR-OLD WHITE FEMALE.

BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA.

VICTIM'S MISSING VEHICLE

POINTED TO A CARJACKING.



YOU LOCATE HER VEHICLE?

A BURNED-OUT HULL
IN THE NEXT COUNTY.

(man 1)
DID THE PATHOLOGIST UNCOVER
DISTAL SKULL FRACTURES?

(detective)
YES, HE DID.

THE SCENE'S STAGED.

WAS THERE EVIDENCE
OF SEXUAL ASSAULT?

NOTHING PROBATIVE.

WAS SHE IN A RELATIONSHIP?

A FIANCé.
WE LOOKED AT HIM.

(Lake)
I'D TAKE ANOTHER LOOK.

A LOT OF OVERKILL
FOR A ROBBERY.

THE RAGE IS PERSONAL.

(man 2)
WERE THE SIGNS OF LIVIDITY
CONSISTENT

WITH BODY POSITION?



YOU GET A CHANCE TO LOOK
AT THOSE PHOTOS I SENT YOU?

THERE ARE 82 MEMBERS
WHO WOULD BE GLAD TO HELP.

PRESENT TO THE GROUP.

TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF OUR EXPERTISE.

VIDOCQ'S SWAMPED.

THERE ISN'T AN OPEN SLOT
FOR A YEAR.

CHESTER,
STOP BEING SO STUBBORN.

TEN YEARS IS A LONG TIME
TO HOLD ON TO A CASE.

I'M ASKING YOU, PEN.

[sighs]

YOUR VICTIM WAS DUMPED.

SORT THROUGH EVERYTHING.

DETERMINE WHAT BELONGS
AND WHAT DOESN'T.

IF HE MADE MISTAKES,
I DIDN'T FIND ANY.

NOT YET.

ALSO RE-INTERVIEW
ANY WITNESSES.

THERE WEREN'T ANY.

THAT'S NOT EXACTLY TRUE.

THERE WAS ONE.

MM.

WHAT ARE YOU SELLING,
BRETT?

CRIMINAL DEFENSE.

YEAH, HARD TO IMAGINE.

YOU'VE WORKED SEX CRIMES
LONGER THAN MOST,

AND YOU'RE STILL PASSIONATE.

WE NEED YOU.

YEAH, WELL IT'S HARDER TO CARE
WHEN YOUR CLIENTS ARE GUILTY.

OURS ARE ACCUSED
OF S.E.C. VIOLATIONS,
[cell phone rings]

NOT DIDDLING SOME FOUR-YEAR-OLD
ON A PLAYGROUND.

I'M SORRY,
I HAVE TO GO.

NO MORE LATE-NIGHT CALLS.

NO MORE RAPE VICTIMS
AND DEAD KIDS.

HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?

I DON'T.

[chattering over radio,
sirens blaring]

CAPTAIN,

IT WAS A COP SHOOTING.

EVERYONE'S USING
THEIR CELL PHONES.

HOW DID THE PRESS
GET WIND?

THEY FOLLOWED THE LINE OF BRASS
OUT OF ONE P.P.

SO WE HAVE ONE DEAD COP
AND ONE WOUNDED.

WHY ARE WE HERE?

BECAUSE I FOUGHT FOR IT.

CONTROL THIS CRIME SCENE.

WHO'S OUR VICTIM?

PRECINCT DETECTIVE
EDWARD KRALIK.

(Fin)
ANY SUSPECTS?

ONE.

YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED
TO QUESTION HIM,

NOTHING SEARCHED
WITHOUT A WARRANT,

AND YOU KEEP ME ON SPEED DIAL.

WHO THE HELL IS HE?

DETECTIVE CHESTER LAKE.

[siren blaring]

I SEE THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN.

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

WHEN COPS SHOOT EACH OTHER,

CLOWNS COME OUT;
IT'S ENTERTAINMENT.

WHAT'S GOT HIM RILED?

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION.

I COUNT AT LEAST FIVE
GSWs.

HE'S OFFICIALLY DEAD.
CAN I TAKE HIM?

FORENSICS HASN'T FINISHED
MAPPING.

LET ME GET YOU AN ETA.

DON'T MOVE!

WHO THE HELL YOU THINK
YOU'RE TALKING TO, DETECTIVE?

YOU--YOU'RE STEPPING
IN MY BLOOD EVIDENCE,

INSPECTOR.

IF YOU'RE FINISHED,
WARNER WANTS THE BODY.

WE'RE ALMOST DONE.

WE'RE FREEZING THE SCENE
IN TIME.

VIRTUAL CRIME SCENE.

IT'S CALLED "SCANSTATION 2."

I DON'T KNOW HOW
WE LIVED WITHOUT IT.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO LOOK
FROM ANY ANGLE YOU WANT.

THE LASERS ARE CAPTURING
EVERY DETAIL IN 3-D.

IT CAN SHOW US WHERE
EACH SHOOTER WAS STANDING.

CAN IT TELL US WHO PULLED
THE TRIGGER FIRST?

NO, ONLY LAKE CAN DO THAT.

WISH WE COULD ASK HIM.

NO HARM IN CHECKING
ON HIS CONDITION.

HEY,
HOW YOU FEELING?

I TOOK THROUGH AND THROUGHS
IN THE ARM AND THE LEG.

I'LL LIVE.

FEEL UP TO TALKING?

NO.

DOESN'T LOOK GOOD,
CHESTER.

YOU NEED TO GIVE US
YOUR STATEMENT.

NO, I DON'T.

THIS ISN'T GOING AWAY.

I DON'T EXPECT IT TO.

BUT I KNOW
YOU WON'T QUESTION ME,

AT LEAST NOT FOR THE NEXT
48 HOURS.

YOU'RE INVOKING.

SECTION 118-09:

NO SUPERIOR INVESTIGATING
OFFICER CAN TALK TO ME

FOR TWO DAYS.

IT'S CALLED COERCED TESTIMONY.

YOU GO DOWN THIS ROAD,
THERE'S NO COMING BACK.

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

GIVE US SOMETHING.

ARE YOU INTERROGATING ME,
DETECTIVE?

NO.

I'M WATCHING YOU DROWN.

WE CAN'T CLEAR LAKE
WITHOUT HIS STATEMENT.

IF IT WAS JUSTIFIED,
WHY NOT JUST SAY SO?

HE INVOKED, AND HIS SILENCE
PROVES NOTHING.

WHAT DO WE HAVE
ON EDWARD KRALIK?

WELL HE CAME UP THROUGH
THE RANKS.

UNSPECTACULAR,

BUT SOLID PATROL OFFICER.

PROMOTED TO DETECTIVE.

HE WORKS OUT OF THE ONE-FOUR.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES,

LAKE AND KRALIK WERE GOING AT IT

OUTSIDE HIS PRECINCT.

HOW DO THEY KNOW
EACH OTHER?

CAME UP THROUGH
THE SAME BROOKLYN HOUSE.

ANY HISTORY OF BEEFS
BETWEEN 'EM?

NONE THAT WE FOUND.

THEN DIG DEEPER.

A VERBAL ARGUMENT
BETWEEN TWO COPS

DOESN'T ESCALATE TO MURDER

WITHOUT SOME DAMN GOOD REASON
WHY.

YOU FIND ANYTHING
AT LAKE'S APARTMENT?

TICKET STUB FOR A TRAIN
FROM PHILLY DATED YESTERDAY.

WHAT WAS HE DOING THERE?

GOOD QUESTION.

WE DUMPED LAKE'S PHONE.

FROM THE ROAMING CHARGES,

HE'S BEEN IN PHILADELPHIA
AT THE SAME TIME EVERY MONTH.

HAVE ANY IDEA WHY?

I SAID I DON'T KNOW.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
YOU'RE HIS PARTNER.

DO YOU KNOW EVERYTHING
ABOUT OLIVIA?

NO, BUT I'D NOTICE
IF SHE DISAPPEARED ONCE A MONTH.

WE'LL FIND OUT.

I LEFT MESSAGES
WITH THE PHILLY NUMBERS.

I'M EXPECTING CALLBACKS.

SO WE'LL FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE.

SINCE LAKE'S NOT TALKING,

MAYBE WE CAN RECONSTRUCT
WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT LOT.

[toilet flushing]

THOUGHT YOU FELL IN.

I'M NOT USED TO SITTING
TO TAKE A LEAK.

THAT'S THE PRICE
OF TURNING A VACANT LOT

INTO O.K. CORRAL.

YOU KNOW YOU SHOULDN'T BE HERE,
FIN.

NEITHER SHOULD YOU,
BUT HERE WE ARE.

I'M ALL EARS.

[grunts]

I GOT NOTHING TO SAY.

WELL, MY PARTNER WOULD
NEVER SHOOT ANYONE

EXCEPT IN SELF DEFENSE.

YOU DON'T KNOW ME, FIN.

AND YOU NEVER MADE ANY EFFORT
UNTIL NOW.

ALL YOU HAD TO DO
WAS PICK UP THE DAMN PHONE.

I WOULD'VE BACKED
YOUR PLAY.

I HAD IT COVERED.

YEAH, THOSE HOLES IN YOUR BODY
SAY DIFFERENT.

WHAT'S GOING ON IN PHILLY?

REALLY GOOD CHEESE STEAKS.

YOU GOT US RUNNING BLIND, MAN.

WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE YOUR ASS.

IF YOU DON'T WALK ME
THROUGH THIS,

YOU'RE GOING UPSTATE.

I HOPE YOU KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

[footsteps leaving]

(Warner)
I'M RULING DETECTIVE KRALIK'S
DEATH A HOMICIDE.

FIVE GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

ONE NINE-MILLIMETER PROJECTILE

HIT THE LEFT LUNG
AND PIERCED THE HEART.

THE SECOND LODGED
IN THE VICTIM'S SPINE.

EITHER ONE COULD'VE KILLED HIM.

CENTER MASS HITS
FROM A RIGHT-HANDED SHOOTER.

PROBLEM IS THE NON-FATAL SHOTS
CAME FROM BEHIND,

PENETRATING THE UPPER-RIGHT
THIGH,

RIGHT BUTTOCK,
AND UPPER BACK.

YOU THINK KRALIK
WAS RUNNING AWAY

AND LAKE SHOT HIM
IN THE BACK?

DROPPED HIM IN HIS TRACKS,

FINISHED HIM OFF WITH TWO
TO THE CHEST.

IT'S POSSIBLE.

THERE WERE SHELL CASINGS

ALL OVER THE CRIME SCENE.

THEY HAD TO BE CROUCHING
AND ROTATING.

WOULD THAT EXPLAIN
THE BACK WOUNDS?

IT'S A REACH.

WHAT DOES LAKE SAY HAPPENED?

(Benson)
NOTHING, WHICH IS WHY
WE'RE SPINNING OUR WHEELS.

DID BALLISTICS TEST-FIRE
LAKE'S GUN?

ALL FIVE SHOTS CAME
FROM HIS GLOCK.

THEY'RE CHECKING BOTH GUNS
FOR EJECTION PATTERNS,

AND MATCHING TRAJECTORY
TO WOUND TRACKS.

MAYBE THAT'LL GIVE YOU
SOME ANSWERS.

OR MAYBE WE SHOULD START
ACCEPTING

THAT LAKE MURDERED
ED KRALIK.

YOU FIND ANYTHING
ON LAKE'S MOVEMENTS?

NOT YET.

WHAT'S GOT
YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION?

IT'S A COLD CASE FILE I FOUND
IN LAKE'S DESK.

ONE OF OURS?

NO, THIS IS FROM BROOKLYN
TEN YEARS AGO.

HE WAS STILL WORKING ON IT.

THERE'S RECENT NOTES.

HE SAID HE WANTED
TO RE-INTERVIEW

THE FIRST RESPONDERS.

HOW'S THAT CONNECT
TO THE SHOOTING?

ED KRALIK WAS ONE OF 'EM.

THE NOTES MENTION
WHAT THEY TALKED ABOUT?

I DON'T THINK
THEY GOT THAT FAR.
EXCUSE ME.

I'M LOOKING
FOR DETECTIVE MUNCH.

RIGHT THERE.

MAY I HELP YOU?

I'M PENELOPE FIELDING.

YOU LEFT MESSAGES
ON MY VOICEMAIL,

SO I CAUGHT THE FIRST TRAIN IN
FROM PHILLY.

IS CHESTER ALL RIGHT?

HE'S STABLE.
HOW DO YOU KNOW HIM?

WHAT HOSPITAL IS HE IN?

UH, HE'S NOT SEEING ANYONE
RIGHT NOW.

WHAT'S YOUR CONNECTION
TO LAKE?

WE BELONG TO A GROUP
CALLED THE VIDOCQ SOCIETY

BASED IN PHILADELPHIA.

ONCE A MONTH,
WE HEAR

COLD CASE PRESENTATIONS
FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT,

AND REDIRECT FOCUS
ON UNSOLVED HOMICIDES.

EXPLAINS THE FREQUENT TRIPS
OUT OF TOWN.

OKAY, WHY WOULD A COP
SPEND HIS FREE TIME

TRYING TO SOLVE OTHER PEOPLE'S
COLD CASES?

FREEDOM.

WE WORK WITHOUT POLITICS
OR BOSSES.

(Cragen)
OLIVIA, ELLIOT--

MY OFFICE.

YOU THINK YOU COULD MANAGE

TO READ DETECTIVE LAKE
HIS RIGHTS?

I MISS SOMETHING?

I SPECIFICALLY TOLD YOU
NOT TO QUESTION HIM.

HE'S UNDER THE 48-HOUR RULE

AND SHIELDED
FROM INTERROGATION.

DON'T WORRY.
HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.

YEAH, AND LUCKY FOR YOU

BECAUSE IF HE TALKED,

IT WOULD'VE BEEN INADMISSIBLE

AND UNDER IMMUNITY.

OKAY, SO HOW ARE WE
SUPPOSED TO PUT THIS DOWN

WHEN MOST CRIMES ARE SOLVED

WITHIN THE FIRST 48?

YOU KNOW WHAT?
THAT'S NOT MY PROBLEM.

SO YOU EITHER FOLLOW ORDERS,

OR JUST STAY
OUT OF THE WAY.

(Cragen)
THIS ISN'T MY CALL.

LAKE KILLED A COP
IN WHAT APPEARS

TO BE AN UNPROVOKED SHOOTING.

SO WHY NOT WAIT
FOR THE REST OF THE EVIDENCE

TO GET PROCESSED?

WHAT IS THE RUSH?

IF IT WERE ANYBODY ELSE,

HE'D ALREADY BE IN SHACKLES,

SO JUST DO YOUR JOB.

HE'S RUNNING.

HE HASN'T BEEN GONE LONG.

IV'S STILL PRETTY FULL.

I'LL GET HOSPITAL SECURITY
TO HELP WITH THE SEARCH.

I'LL CALL CASEY,
GET A SUBPOENA

TO DUMP TUTUOLA'S PHONE.

YOU THINK FIN WARNED HIM?

WHO ELSE WOULD'VE TOLD LAKE
WE WERE COMING?

SEARCH THE HOSPITAL
FROM THE GROUND UP.

UNITS ARE PARKED
OUTSIDE LAKE'S HOME.

DUMPING MY PHONES
WAS A BITCH MOVE, STABLER!

YEAH, I CALLED HIM.
I DIDN'T THINK HE'D RUN.

YOU SHOULD'VE STAYED
OUT OF IT.

TAKE IT EASY!
HE'S MY PARTNER!

WHO YOU
HELPED EVADE ARREST!

DIAL IT DOWN
OR YOU'RE BOTH GOING ON REPORT.

LAKE IS NOT OUR PROBLEM
ANYMORE.

THE FUGITIVE APPREHENSION TEAM
WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE.

ALL THOSE GUYS DO IS WORK OUT
AND SHOOT GUNS.

THEY'RE GONNA KILL LAKE.

WELL THAT'S NOT HOW
F.A.T. WORKS, DETECTIVE.

KRALIK'S GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS
ON THE STREET

THAT'D LIKE
TO SEE LAKE DEAD.

YOU GOTTA AT LEAST
LET ME LOOK.

WHERE YOU GONNA START?
YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE GUY.

I KNOW HE DIDN'T DO IT.

THREE BULLET HOLES IN
THE VICTIM'S BACK SAY DIFFERENT.

YOU EVER THINK THE FORCE
BEHIND THE FIRST TWO

SPUN KRALIK?

WE'RE TRAINED TO KEEP FIRING
TILL THE SUBJECT IS DOWN.

AND YOU'RE ASSUMING

THAT THE FATAL SHOTS
CAME FIRST.

HAVE BALLISTICS RUN
BOTH SCENARIOS,

SEE WHICH ONE FITS.

YOU CHECK OUT
PENELOPE FIELDING?

SHE'S LEGIT.

SHE RAN THE REGIONAL LAB
IN RICHMOND,

CONSULTS AT QUANTICO,

AND VOLUNTEERS AND VIDOCQ.

WELL, GET HER STATEMENT
AND SHOW HER THE DOOR.

LAKE'S ONLY CONNECTION
TO KRALIK IS A COLD CASE.

MAYBE SHE CAN HELP.

I KNOW ALL ABOUT
THE VIDOCQ SOCIETY.

SO DOES THE BRASS,
AND THEY DON'T WANT THEM

ANYWHERE NEAR THIS.

THEY'VE SOLVED A LOT
OF OPEN HOMICIDES.

EASY TO DO WHEN
YOU PICK AND CHOOSE.

YEAH, BUT LAKE HAS HELD ON
TO THIS CASE FOR TEN YEARS.

HE MUST'VE TALKED TO HER
ABOUT IT.

LIMITED ACCESS ONLY,
THEN I WANT HER GONE.

(Fin)
UNDOCUMENTED FEMALE,
ALISA HERNANDEZ, 14.

FOUND RAPED AND STRANGLED
IN A VACANT LOT TEN YEARS AGO.

LAST SEEN LEAVING SCHOOL WITH
HER BEST FRIEND CECELIA CRUZ.

WHEN QUESTIONED,
THE GIRL SAID THEY SPLIT UP

AND DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING.

(Fielding)
CECELIA WAS LYING.

HER STATEMENT'S FULL
OF ELLIPTICAL PAUSES,

WHICH INDICATE INVENTION.

WELL, SHE WAS SCARED.

THE VICTIM WAS
IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY.

A GOOD BET IS THAT
HER BEST FRIEND WAS TOO.

LYING MAKES SENSE WHEN
YOU'RE RUNNING FROM IMMIGRATION.

I ALSO SUGGESTED
HE RE-EXAMINE

THE CRIME SCENE FOR WHAT SHOULD
BE THERE AND WHAT SHOULDN'T.

LIKE OUR DEAD COP.

HE RESPONDED TO THE CALL

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS
OUTSIDE HIS PATROL SECTOR.

THAT'S SUGGESTIVE.

WHY?

WHEN I WAS IN UNIFORM,

I WENT TO A LOT OF CALLS
THAT WEREN'T MINE.

ALISA'S KILLER USED
A CONDOM

AND TRIED TO WIPE
THE BODY DOWN.

A LOT OF RAPISTS DO.

THEY DIDN'T TEN YEARS AGO.

DNA WAS JUST STARTING
TO GET CONVICTIONS.

BUT A COP WOULD HAVE
FORENSIC KNOWLEDGE.

LIKE KRALIK.

WE KNOW LAKE
CONFRONTED KRALIK.

PHONE DUMPS SHOW HE GOT A CALL
TO HIS CELL

FROM A PAYPHONE A 1/2 HOUR
BEFORE THE SHOOTING STARTED.

IF LAKE KNEW THE GUY
WAS A KILLER,

HE WOULDN'T HAVE MET HIM
IN SUCH AN ISOLATED SPOT.

NOT IF HE THOUGHT
THIS WAS FINALLY HIS CHANCE

TO GET THE TRUTH.

SO WE RUN ALISA'S RAPE KIT.

IF KRALIK'S OUR GUY,
LAKE'S OFF THE HOOK.

(Munch)
I THOUGHT YOU GOT FEDERAL MONEY

TO GET RAPE KITS
INTO CODIS.

IT WAS 12 MILLION BUCKS.

WE HAD 20,000 KITS.

YOU DO THE MATH.

HERE IT IS.

"HERNANDEZ, ALISA.
HOMICIDE, 11-10-97."

WHAT HAPPENED TO IT?

EVIDENCE STORAGE GOT FLOODED.

A COUPLE REFRIGERATION UNITS
GOT BURNED OUT.

I TOLD ALL THIS
TO THE OTHER TWO DICKS.

TELL ME YOU GOT NAMES.

DETECTIVE LAKE.

SAID HE WANTED IT PULLED
AND SENT TO THE LAB,

BUT YOU CAN FAST-TRACK
A SPECIMEN

WITHOUT COMMAND APPROVAL.

WHO'S THE OTHER DETECTIVE?

KRALIK.

WANTED TO CONFIRM
THE REQUEST WAS MADE.

CAPTAIN CRAGEN
OF MANHATTAN SVU

WANTS THIS DNA SAMPLE RUSHED,
SO I'M GONNA TAKE IT IN MYSELF.

I WAS GETTING THE COLD SHOULDER
IN YOUR PRECINCT,

SO THANKS FOR COMING.

BOSSES THINK
YOU'LL MAKE US LOOK BAD.

IF YOU GET ME THE 3-D SCAN

AND THE BALLISTIC MEASUREMENTS,

I CAN RECREATE THE MOST LIKELY
SCENARIO

FOR WHAT HAPPENED
IN THAT LOT.

OUR PEOPLE CAN DO THAT.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE THEM?

HOW MANY CASES DO THEY HAVE

THAT ARE JUST AS PRESSING
AS THIS ONE?

THERE IS NO OTHER CASE.

THAT'S WHAT
YOU'D LIKE TO BELIEVE.

I RAN A LAB.

THE WORLD DOESN'T STOP
BECAUSE YOU WANT IT TO.

I CAN'T HELP YOU, PEN.

PROVING KRALIK'S A RAPIST

ISN'T GONNA BE ENOUGH
TO CLEAR CHESTER.

I KNOW HE DIDN'T SHOOT FIRST.

HAS THERE BEEN ANY WORD?

NOTHING.

LAKE GOT SHOT TWICE.
HE SHOULD BE EASY TO FIND.

HE'S A RESOURCEFUL GUY.

YOU SHOULD KNOW.

YOU SEEM PRETTY ANGRY.

YEAH, BEFORE TODAY

IF ANYBODY HAD ASKED
IF LAKE WAS INVOLVED,

I WOULD'VE SAID NO,
AND I WOULD'VE BEEN WRONG.

YOU THINK HE DOESN'T TRUST
YOU...

WHEN IN FACT HE'S BEEN TRYING
TO EARN YOUR RESPECT.

HE SAID YOU WERE
A HARD PERSON TO KNOW.

LIKE HE'S EASY.

YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
WHERE WE CAN FIND HIM?

YOU COULD TRY HIS EX-PARTNER,
WESLEY MEADOWS.

THEY KEPT IN TOUCH.

(Meadows)
I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM LAKE
IN SIX MONTHS.

SAME DAMN CONVERSATION:
THE HERNANDEZ MURDER.

HE WAS OBSESSED ABOUT IT?

HAUNTED.

HIS FIRST CASE.

POOR KID GETS YOKED MIDDAY
AND NOBODY SEES NOTHING.

WHAT ABOUT HER BEST FRIEND,
CECELIA CRUZ?

LYING THROUGH HER TEETH.

TWO GIRLS WALK HOME
FROM SCHOOL EVERY DAY

EXCEPT THE DAY
ONE GETS DONE?

SELL ME A BRIDGE.

YOU TRY TO RE-INTERVIEW
CECELIA?

LAKE TRIED,
BUT HER FAMILY SKIPPED.

CAN'T SAY I BLAME HER.

ALWAYS THOUGHT SHE WAS
A VICTIM TOO.

(Benson)
YOU THINK CECELIA WAS RAPED?

WE SAW SOME BRUISES,

COULDN'T LOOK US IN THE EYE,

AND COULDN'T STAND
TO BE TOUCHED.

MY GUT WAS SCREAMING.

REMEMBER SEEING OFFICER
EDWARD KRALIK AT THE SCENE?

THAT THE GUY LAKE POPPED?
YEAH.

SORRY, TEN YEARS
IS A LIFETIME AGO.

ALL I REMEMBER WAS HITTING
THE WALL.

SINCE MOST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
IS ILLEGAL,

NOBODY TALKED.

HERNANDEZ FAMILY STILL AROUND?

NO.

BUT I HEARD THEY GOT AMNESTY,

SO YOU MIGHT BE ABLE
TO TRACK THEM DOWN

THROUGH TAX ROLLS.

(Hector)
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING ALISA
UP AGAIN?

I'M TRYING TO MOVE ON,
LIVE WITH IT SOMEHOW.

WE'RE VERY SORRY,
BUT THERE'S NEW EVIDENCE

THAT MAY TELL US WHAT HAPPENED
TO YOUR DAUGHTER.

I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

SHE GOT MURDERED IN A COUNTRY

THAT I TOLD MY FAMILY
WAS SAFE.

I CONVINCED THEM
THAT THIS WAS A GREAT FUTURE

FOR ALL OF US.

NOW I'M HERE ALL ALONE.

WHERE IS YOUR FAMILY,
MR. HERNANDEZ?

THEY WENT BACK TO EL SALVADOR.

I COULDN'T LEAVE.

SOMEBODY SHOULD STAY
WITH ALISA,

VISIT HER GRAVE,
REMEMBER HER.

DETECTIVE LAKE NEVER FORGOT.

HE'S BEEN WORKING ON THE CASE
FOR TEN YEARS.

IT DIDN'T HELP HIM SOLVE IT.

UNTIL NOW.

YOU FOUND HER KILLER?

WE BELIEVE SO.

WE THINK CECELIA CRUZ
WITNESSED THE ATTACK.

WE NEED TO TALK TO HER.

NO, YOU'RE WRONG.

SHE WOULD'VE TOLD ME
IF SHE KNEW ANYTHING.

SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD.

A SCARED LITTLE GIRL
WHO WAS IN A LOT OF TROUBLE.

SHE HAD NO PLACE
TO TURN.

HOW DOES SOMEONE LIE
ABOUT MURDER?

BECAUSE SHE WAS RAPED TOO.

DIOS MIO.

WHY DIDN'T LAKE TELL ME THIS
WHEN HE CALLED?

WHEN WAS THAT?

LAST NIGHT.

HE WANTED TO TALK
TO CECELIA,

BUT HE DIDN'T SAY WHY.

WHERE IS SHE?

SHE WORKS AS A SEAMSTRESS
FOR A DESIGNER DOWNTOWN.

WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON HERE,

THREE COPS IN TWO DAYS?

SO I WAS ANNOYED
WHEN CECELIA SAID

SHE HAD TO LEAVE,

BUT THEN THE COP EXPLAINED
IT WAS ABOUT A RAPE.

IS THIS THE GUY?

YEAH, HE WAS
IN PRETTY BAD SHAPE TOO.

STARTED BLEEDING
ON THE FLOOR.

CECELIA HAD TO HELP HIM OUT.

SAID SHE WAS TAKING HIM
TO A HOSPITAL.

HOW LONG AGO?

1:00 A.M.--LIKE I SAID,

WE'RE ON A DEADLINE.

GUY'S BLEEDING OUT,
SHE DOESN'T CALL THE COPS.

WHAT IS LAKE DOING
INVOLVING A CIVILIAN?

CITY-WIDE ALERT OUT.

SHE'S NOW HIS HOSTAGE.

WE NOTIFIED ESU THAT LAKE

COULD HAVE A CIVILIAN WITH HIM.

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE
HE'D BE SO RECKLESS.

ANY LEADS ON HIS WHEREABOUTS?

THE TIP LINES
ARE GOING CRAZY.

HE COULD BE LONG GONE
OR ANYWHERE IN THE CITY.

NOT IF HE'S BLEEDING OUT.

WHAT ABOUT HOSPITALS
OR WALK-IN CLINICS?

NO ONE MATCHING
LAKE'S DESCRIPTION

HAS BEEN ADMITTED OR TREATED.

NEWS REPORTS ARE SAYING LAKE
TOOK A HOSTAGE.

WHO GAVE 'EM THAT?

HOW ABOUT YOUR PARTNER
AFTER HE TOOK CECELIA CRUZ

WITH A WARRANT ON HIS ASS?

AND WITH KRALIK DEAD,
IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

LAKE HAD TO HAVE
A GOOD REASON.

FOR PUTTING A WITNESS
IN HARM'S WAY?

I'M OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS.

HOW ABOUT A THIRD SHOOTER?

31 SHOTS WERE FIRED
IN THAT LOT.

SAME BRAND OF AMMUNITION,
ALL NYPD ISSUE.

10 CAN FROM LAKE'S GUN

AND KRALIK EMPTIED
HIS 15-ROUND CLIP.

REMAINING SIX BULLETS
CAME FROM AN UNKNOWN SOURCE.

LAKE FIRES SEVEN BULLETS
INTO KRALIK'S DIRECTION.

THREE SHOTS STANDING

AND FOUR SHOTS CROUCHING.

FIVE DIRECT HITS.

THE OTHER TWO WERE FOUND
IN A WALL.

THE FIRST TWO HITS SPUN HIM,

AND BASED ON HIS WOUND TRACKS,

KRALIK WAS ALREADY
FALLING TO THE GROUND

WHEN THE LAST THREE BULLETS
ENTERED HIS BODY.

THAT PROVES LAKE DIDN'T SHOOT
HIM IN THE BACK.

(Munch)
LAKE THEN ROTATES 30 DEGREES
AND FIRES

AT WHAT APPEARS
TO BE A VOID.

YOU FIND ANY SHELL CASINGS
IN THE VOID AREA?

(O'Halloran)
NO.

THE THIRD GUY POLICED
HIS BRASS.

DID THE BULLETS THAT HIT LAKE
MATCH KRALIK'S GUN?

THE THIRD SHOOTER FIRED
SIX SHOTS AT LAKE.

TWO PLUGGED HIM.

THE OTHER FOUR WERE FOUND
AT THE SCENE.

THAT GUN IN THE SYSTEM?

SORRY.

IF IT'S A COP,
I'M THINKING DROP GUN.

THAT'D BE MY GUESS.

LOOKS LIKE LAKE TOOK
CECELIA CRUZ TO PROTECT HER.

ANOTHER DIRTY COP MEANS

SOMEBODY CLOSE TO KRALIK
10 YEARS AGO.

HE HAVE A PARTNER IN BROOKLYN?

SEAN LASSITER.
DIED ON THE LINE LAST YEAR.

WE SHOULD TALK
TO KRALIK'S WIDOW,

SEE WHO HIS FRIENDS ARE NOW.

TREAD EASY.

EVERYBODY'S ALREADY HEATED
ENOUGH.

[knocking]

(Jensen)
WHAT DO YOU WANT?

(Mary)
LET THEM IN, BILL.

MRS. KRALIK,
I'M DETECTIVE STABLER.

THIS IS MY PARTNER,
DETECTIVE BENSON.

VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

PLEASE SIT DOWN.

THANK YOU.

ELLIOT STABLER.

BILL JENSEN.

THAT'S TOM CRANE,
DAVE FOSTER.

FIND THAT BASTARD LAKE YET?

IT'S NOT THEIR JOB TO FIND HIM,
IT'S MINE.

YOU'RE WITH THE FUGITIVE
APPREHENSION TEAM?

MY UNIT USUALLY BRINGS 'EM IN

WITHOUT INCIDENT,
UNLESS THEY FIGHT.

I KNOW HE'S A FRIEND OF YOURS.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE
THAT CLEAR.

GUY'S A HUMP.

LOOK, I WANT TO FIND OUT
WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT,

DON'T YOU?

NO.

WORD IS HE BUSTED
HIS STITCHES.

WE WAIT IT OUT,
MAYBE HE'LL BLEED TO DEATH.

YEAH, I TOLD YOU
THAT PUTS US BEHIND--

SO WHAT? WHO--
STOP IT!

ALL OF YOU!

THAT IS NOT WHAT I WANT.

I NEED TO UNDERSTAND
WHY HE KILLED MY HUSBAND.

WHY DID HE DO IT?

WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

MRS. KRALIK,
WAS THERE SOMEBODY

THAT YOUR HUSBAND WAS CLOSE TO?

ARE YOU LOOKING AT US?

WHY?
DID YOU KNOW HIM IN BROOKLYN?

WHAT DOES THAT GOT TO DO
WITH ANYTHING?

(Jensen)
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A WAY
TO JUSTIFY MURDER,

YOU CAN LEAVE RIGHT NOW.

GET OUT.

THAT WOMAN HAS NO IDEA
WHO SHE WAS MARRIED TO.

IF THIS COMES OUT,
IT WILL KILL HER.

COPS SEEMED PRETTY RILED.

SO LET'S CHECK 'EM OUT.

AND THEN WHAT DO WE DO?

DIG UP SOME DIRT
BUT HOPE WE FIND A GUN

THAT MATCHES THE SLUGS
FROM THE VACANT LOT?

ALL LAKE HAD TO DO
WAS I.D. THE SHOOTER.

YOU CAN'T BE SURE
THAT HE SAW HIM.

IT WAS DARK OUT,
THERE WERE BULLETS FLYING.

WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

HE DIDN'T TRUST US.

AND MAYBE FOR GOOD REASON.

LOOK, ALL THE EVIDENCE POINTED
TO HIS GUILT.

WHICH MEANS THAT WE SHOULD'VE
TAKEN A HARD LOOK AT LAKE,

NOT FIN.

OH, SO I SHOULDN'T HAVE DUMPED
HIS PHONES?

FIN'S A STRAIGHT SHOOTER,
ELLIOT.

ALL YOU HAD TO DO
WAS ASK HIM.

I THINK YOU NEED TO MAKE
THIS RIGHT.

NOTHING ON JENSEN, CRANE,
AND FOSTER.

THEY ALL THREE CAME
FROM BROOKLYN.

I'M WAITING ON THEIR JACKETS.

HOW LONG HAVE THEY KNOWN
KRALIK?

JENSEN FOR TEN YEARS.

CRANE AND FOSTER WORKED
HIS PRECINCT.

THEY TRANSFERRED OUT
LAST YEAR.

WELL, MAYBE
WE SHOULD BE LOOKING

AT THE ACADEMY ROLES,

SEE WHO KRALIK WAS CLOSE TO.

THAT WAS THE LAB.

THEY MADE A PRELIMINARY
DNA MATCH TO KRALIK.

THEY FOUND HIS BLOOD UNDERNEATH
THE VICTIM'S FINGERNAILS.

SHE FOUGHT BACK.
MAYBE THAT'S WHY HE KILLED HER.

WELL, THEY FOUND
A SECOND SEMEN SAMPLE,

BUT IT WAS ONLY
A PARTIAL PROFILE.

IT'S TOO DEGRADED.

THE GUY'S GONNA SKATE.

WE CAN STILL GET HIM
ON THE ATTEMPTED MURDER

OF A POLICE OFFICER.

THAT'S A PAROLE SENTENCE,
MUNCH.

WELL IT WON'T MATTER
UNLESS WE FIND OUT WHO HE IS.

ESU HAS LAKE PINNED
IN AN ABANDONED BUILDING.

[sirens wailing]

(ESU lieutenant)
IS THE SUBJECT ARMED?

I REPEAT,
IS THE SUBJECT ARMED?

[man over radio]
CONFIRMED.
SUSPECT IS ARMED.

HOLD YOUR POSITION.

MANHATTAN SVU, LT.

HOW'D YOU FIND HIM?

BOLO ON THE FEMALE.

CASHIER NOTICED
WHEN SHE BOUGHT

TOO MANY MEDICAL SUPPLIES.

THE F.A.T. PINPOINTED
THEIR LOCATION,

BUT WITH THE HOSTAGE,
IT'S OUR OP NOW.

HEY!

GET YOUR ASS BACK HERE!
HOLD ON, HOLD ON.

THAT'S DETECTIVE LAKE'S
PARTNER.

I DON'T GIVE A DAMN
IF IT'S HIS LONG LOST BROTHER--

WANT THIS TAKE-DOWN
TO GO BLOOD-FREE?

YOU LET HIM WORK.

LET HIM GO.

YOU'D SHOOT ME IN THE BACK?

IF I HAVE TO.

WAIT.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

TAKE IT EASY.
IT'S MY PARTNER.

HE'S NOT GONNA USE THAT GUN.

ONLY 'CAUSE I'M LOW
ON AMMO.

OKAY, HAND IT OVER
AND LET'S GO.

LOOKING FORWARD
TO THE PERP WALK?

SOMEBODY'S GOTTA TAKE CREDIT.

MIGHT AS WELL BE ME.

[chattering on radio]

YEAH, THEY'RE GETTING
INTO POSITION.

(Fin)
AND YOU KNOW WHAT'S NEXT.

THEY'RE GONNA THROW
IN A FEW FLASH BANGS

AND WE'LL BOTH BE BLIND
AND DEAF.

WHATEVER HAPPENED
TO HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION?

LISTEN, SHE BROUGHT YOU
THOSE BANDAGES.

THAT MAKES HER AN ACCOMPLICE

TO THE FELONY SKIP.

YOU SEE WHERE I'M GOING?

YOU WANT TO PUT BRACELETS
ON MY WRISTS.

I'D RATHER DO THAT
BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT.

I'M ALREADY HURT!

I'M NOT GOING INTO CUSTODY

SO I CAN BE
AN EASIER TARGET.

LAKE, WE FOLLOWED
YOUR BREADCRUMBS.

WE KNOW KRALIK IS A RAPIST,
AND WE CAN PROVE IT.

DID YOU SEE THE HUMP
THAT SHOT YOU?

DIDN'T GET A GOOD LOOK.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO FIGHT
FOR MY LIFE.

HOW'D YOU GET LURED?

I GOT A CALL FROM A GUY
NAMED BILL JENSEN.

HE SAID HE HAD
SOME INFORMATION.

THEN WHEN I SHOWED UP,

THE SON OF A BITCH
JUST OPENED FIRE.

I DON'T KNOW HIS NAME,

BUT I'LL NEVER FORGET
HIS FACE.

HE RAPED ME.

ARE YOU READY TO SAY THAT
IN COURT?

I'LL TELL
WHOEVER WILL LISTEN.

CAPTAIN, KRALIK'S SHADOW
DURING HIS ACADEMY DAYS

WAS THOMAS CRANE.

WHY HIM?

(Munch)
WELL, I PULLED HIS JACKET.

EXCESSIVE FORCE,
SEXUAL ABUSE,

INTIMIDATION COMPLAINTS.

(Cragen)
WHY DOES THIS BASTARD
STILL HAVE HIS TIN?

(Munch)
WELL, ALL HIS VICTIMS
HAD SHEETS AND RECANTED.

CCRB CLEARED HIM.

(Cragen)
WHAT'S HIS PRESENT
ASSIGNMENT?

(Munch)
THE FUGITIVE APPREHENSION
TEAM.

(Cragen)
SON OF A BITCH.

SQUEEZE THAT TRIGGER,

YOU'LL BE DEAD BEFORE THE SLUG
LEAVES THE PIPE.

ALISA AND I GOT CAUGHT

IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIGHT

ON OUR WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL.

THAT'S WHEN THE POLICE CAME
TO BREAK IT UP.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

TWO COPS

TOLD US THEY WOULD
GIVE US A RIDE HOME,

SO WE GOT INTO THE BACK SEAT.

THEY TOOK TURNS RAPING US.

IT FELT LIKE
IT WENT ON FOREVER.

WHAT HAPPENED
TO ALISA HERNANDEZ?

SHE FOUGHT BACK.

SCRATCHING AND CLAWING.

HE PUNCHED HER, BUT...

SHE WOULDN'T STOP SCREAMING,

SO HE PUT HIS HANDS
AROUND HER THROAT

AND SQUEEZED.

IS ONE OF THE MEN
WHO LURED YOU

AND THEN BRUTALLY RAPED YOU

IN THIS ROOM?

YES.

THOMAS CRANE.

(Novak)
WHY DIDN'T THEY KILL YOU TOO?

(Cecelia)
I BEGGED FOR MY LIFE,

PROMISED NEVER TO TELL.
HE WAS ANGRY

THAT OFFICER KRALIK
LOST CONTROL.

WHEN THEY STARTED FIGHTING,
I RAN AWAY.

THANK YOU.

NOTHING FURTHER.

WHEN DID YOU BECOME
A U.S. CITIZEN, MISS CRUZ?

OBJECTION.
IRRELEVANT.

WITNESS VERACITY,
YOUR HONOR.

ANSWER THE QUESTION.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

WE DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY
FOR AMNESTY THEN,

BUT I'VE BEEN TRYING
EVER SINCE.

IN OTHER WORDS,
YOU'RE HERE ILLEGALLY.

YOU WENT TO SCHOOL HERE,

YOU SAW DOCTORS HERE,

MADE MONEY HERE,

BUT YOU PAID NO TAXES HERE.

IS THERE A QUESTION,
OR IS COUNSEL

JUST GOING TO PONTIFICATE?

IS THE D.A.'S OFFICE
HELPING YOU WITH IMMIGRATION

IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR TESTIMONY?

OBJECTION.

WITHDRAWN.
NOTHING FURTHER.

THE JURY'S LOOKING
AT MY WITNESS

LIKE SHE DID SOMETHING WRONG.

PEOPLE FEEL STRONGLY
ABOUT IMMIGRATION ON BOTH SIDES.

THAT'S WHY
YOUR FORENSIC TESTIMONY

NEEDS TO BE SOLID.

IS THIS PARTIAL PROFILE ENOUGH

TO SAY HE'S A MATCH?

YES, BUT IT LEAVES YOU
WIDE OPEN ON REBUTTAL.

OKAY, WHY?

ALL HUMAN CELLS EXCEPT PLATELETS
HAVE 13 LOCI.

THE SEMEN THE LAB TESTED
PRESENTED ONLY NINE,

WHICH MEANS IT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY
DEGRADED.

I'LL NEED PROBABILITIES
AS TO THE DNA MATCH FOR CRANE.

I CAN'T GIVE THEM
WITH WHAT WE HAVE.

OKAY, WITHOUT IT,
HE WALKS.

THOMAS CRANE RAPED AND MURDERED
A YOUNG GIRL,

AND WE GAVE HIM THE BADGE
TO HIDE BEHIND

WHILE HE DID IT.

I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT ME
TO SAY,

BUT THE SCIENCE
DOESN'T SUPPORT IT.

WHEN THE DEFENSE
GETS THESE LAB REPORTS,

THEY MIGHT HAVE ENOUGH
FOR REASONABLE DOUBT.

CAN YOU LIVE WITH THAT?

IF I HAVE TO,

BECAUSE I SURE AS HELL
WON'T RISK

MY REPUTATION FOR A VERDICT
WE DIDN'T EARN.

WE FOUND BLOOD AND SKIN
UNDER THE VICTIM'S NAILS.

AS YOU CAN SEE
FROM THE OVERLAY,

13 LOCI MATCH.

IS THERE ANY DOUBT
THE DNA BELONGS

TO DETECTIVE EDWARD KRALIK?

NONE.

THE SECOND SAMPLE FOUND
WAS SEMEN.

THE LAB TOOK A BUCCAL SWAB

FROM THOMAS CRANE
AND COMPARED IT WITH SWABS

FROM THE VICTIM
ALISA HERNANDEZ.

HERE, NINE LOCI MATCH.

ALTHOUGH IT'S A PARTIAL PROFILE,

IN MY OPINION, IT BELONGS
TO THE DEFENDANT.

THANK YOU, DOCTOR.
NOTHING FURTHER.

I HAVE NO QUESTIONS.

I INTERVIEWED DETECTIVE KRALIK

ABOUT HIS PRESENCE
AT THE CRIME SCENE.

HE SAID HE COULDN'T REMEMBER,
AND THEN HE GOT HOSTILE.

DIDN'T YOU HAVE A VERY LOUD

AND PUBLIC BRAWL
WITH THE DECEASED?

HE THREW A PUNCH
AFTER I COLLECTED

THE CIGARETTE BUTT HE TOSSED.

WHY DID YOU DO THAT?

WELL, I THOUGHT
HE WAS GUILTY

OF RAPE AND MURDER.

I WANTED TO COMPARE
HIS DNA TO THE EVIDENCE.

SO WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

WELL, I CALLED IN
TO GET THE RAPE KIT

PULLED FROM STORAGE
AND SENT TO THE LAB,

BUT I GOT LURED
AND THEN AMBUSHED

BY TWO SHOOTERS
BEFORE I COULD HAVE IT DONE.

HOW WERE YOU LURED?

WELL, I GOT A CALL
FROM A COP

SAYING HE HAD INFORMATION
ABOUT THE HERNANDEZ MURDER.

HE CALLED HIMSELF JENSEN,

BUT I I.D.ed THE CALLER
AS THOMAS CRANE

IN A VOICE PRINT LINE-UP.

AND YOU'RE SURE
THAT THE SECOND SHOOTER

WAS THE DEFENDANT,
THOMAS CRANE?

POSITIVE.

(Novak)
NOTHING FURTHER.

TWO SHOOTERS.

YOU MUST BE A HARD MAN
TO KILL.

WELL, I WAS LUCKY.

DID YOU FIND THE GUN
MATCHING THE BULLETS

AT THE CRIME SCENE
IN MY CLIENT'S POSSESSION?

IT'S EASY TO TOSS A GUN
IN THE CITY.

YES OR NO.

NOT YET, NO.

YOU CALL THE LAB
TO MOVE THE EVIDENCE.

WHAT WERE YOU TOLD
BY THE DESK OFFICER?

THAT I NEEDED A BOSS
TO REQUEST IT.

WAS THAT ALL YOU WERE TOLD?

I DON'T RECALL.

YOU WEREN'T TOLD

THAT THE EVIDENCE
WAS TOO DEGRADED

AND CONTAMINATED FOR TESTING?

NO.

OBJECTION.

YOUR HONOR, I CALL
FOR AN IMMEDIATE MISTRIAL.

THERE'S A SERIOUS COVER-UP
GOING ON HERE,

AND I HAVE PROOF
THAT THIS WITNESS

PERJURED HIMSELF,
AND THE PROSECUTION

VIOLATED BRADY.

YOUR HONOR, THAT'S RIDICULOUS.
NO ONE LIED.

COUNSEL IS ACCUSING MY OFFICE

OF CONSPIRACY IN FRONT
OF THE JURY

JUST TO SCORE POINTS.

ENOUGH!
IN MY CHAMBERS NOW!

DNA IS THE ROCK ON WHICH
THE PEOPLE BUILT THEIR CASE.

THEY DON'T HAVE
A CREDIBLE WITNESS.

CECELIA CRUZ'S IMMIGRANT STATUS
HAS NOTHING TO DO

WITH HER EYEWITNESS
TESTIMONY.

AND YET THEY'VE PLACED
MORE EMPHASIS

ON BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE,

WHICH I DISCOVERED
WAS COMPROMISED.

IS THAT TRUE, MISS NOVAK?

NO, THE EVIDENCE WAS TESTED
BY LAB PROTOCOL.

THEN WHERE ARE THE REPORTS?
BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE THEM.

INCOMPLETE.
THEY'RE NOT FINISHED.

AND THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK.

I WILL TURN EVERYTHING OVER
AS SOON AS IT IS DONE.

SEE THAT YOU DO.

AND THE CONSPIRACY?

DETECTIVE LAKE PERJURED HIMSELF.

HE WAS TOLD THAT THE SAMPLE
WAS TOO DEGRADED

FOR TESTING
BY THE EVIDENCE INTAKE OFFICER.

WHO'S NOT A DNA EXPERT.

IF IT'S SO DEGRADED,

HOW DID WE FIND
TWO SEPARATE PROFILES?

I THINK YOU WANT TO WIN
SO BADLY

YOU'D PLANT THE EVIDENCE
AND FRAME MY CLIENT.

OH, THE O.J. DEFENSE.

THAT'S ORIGINAL.
GOOD FOR YOU.

(Judge Petrovsky)
KNOCK IT OFF.

I GRANT THE MISSING LAB REPORTS
ARE SUSPICIOUS,

BUT YOU CAN'T ACCUSE
SWORN OFFICERS

WITHOUT HARD EVIDENCE.

THE PROSECUTION TRIED TO SANDBAG
THE DEFENSE, YOUR HONOR.

AND YOU'LL HAVE THOSE REPORTS
BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS TODAY...

OR MISS NOVAK WILL BE
IN CONTEMPT.

ANYTHING ELSE?

YES.

JUST TO SHOW THAT I PLAY
BY THE RULES,

I'M ISSUING A SUBPOENA
FOR PENELOPE FIELDING

AS A WITNESS FOR THE DEFENSE.

(Emmett)
MISS FIELDING, CAN YOU LIST
YOUR CREDENTIALS

FOR THE JURY?

I HOLD A MASTERS
IN POPULATION GENETICS

AND STATISTICS.

I RAN A STATE CRIME LAB,

AND I WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

WHEN YOU RAN THE LAB,

WHICH DEPARTMENTS REPORTED
TO YOU?

FINGERPRINTS, BALLISTICS,

BLOOD SPATTER, TRACE,
AND DNA.

WHAT'S YOUR OPINION
ON PARTIAL DNA PROFILES?

(Fielding)
THEY CAN BE AN INVALUABLE
INVESTIGATIVE TOOL.

REALLY?

A SUSPECT LIST CAN BE NARROWED

OF EVEN CLEARED
USING PARTIAL PROFILES.

"A PARTIAL PROFILE IS OUTSIDE

"ALL SCIENTIFIC STANDARDS

AND SHOULD BE VIEWED
SKEPTICALLY IF AT ALL."

WHO WROTE THAT,
MISS FIELDING?

I DID.

AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED

IN A JOURNAL
OF APPLIED SCIENCES

CRITICIZING MULTIPLEX PCR
AND, I QUOTE,

"THE DISTURBING TREND
OF USING PARTIAL PROFILES

IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM."

IN YOUR EXPERT OPINION,
MISS FIELDING,

DOES THE DNA FOUND
ON ALISA HERNANDEZ

MATCH MY CLIENT,
THOMAS CRANE?

I CAN'T ANSWER THAT.

(Emmett)
WHY NOT?

THE SAMPLE IS THE EQUIVALENT

OF LESS THAN A SINGLE
HUMAN CELL.

SO I CAN'T SAY
WITH ANY CERTAINTY

THAT IT MATCHES THE DEFENDANT.

(Emmett)
NOTHING FURTHER.

HAVE YOU REACHED A VERDICT?

NO, YOUR HONOR.
WE'RE DEADLOCKED.

YOUR HONOR, CAN WE POLL
THE JURY?

MADAM FOREMAN,
HOW DO YOU FIND?

GUILTY.

NOT GUILTY.

NOT GUILTY.

(woman 1)
GUILTY.

(man 1)
NOT GUILTY.

(man 2)
NOT GUILTY)

(woman 2)
NOT GUILTY.

(man 3)
NOT GUILTY.

NOT GUILTY.

GUILTY.

NOT GUILTY.

NOT GUILTY.

NO, HECTOR!
LET GO OF HER!

HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

U.S. IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT,
MA'AM.

PLEASE STEP BACK.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING
WITH MY WITNESS?

I CAN'T TELL YOU THAT.

YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE IT UP

WITH A FEDERAL JUDGE
IN DISPENSATION.

I'M SORRY I NEVER TOLD YOU

ABOUT ALISA, MR. HERNANDEZ.

PLEASE BELIEVE ME!

I'M SORRY.

WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME?

DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID,
HECTOR.

WE CAN'T WIN, CAN WE?

NO, I PROMISE
I WILL RE-FILE THE CHARGES

AND I WILL TRY HIM AGAIN.

HEY, FIN, WE'RE HEADING OUT
FOR A DRINK.

YOU WANNA JOIN US?

NO, SOMEBODY NEEDS TO CHECK
ON LAKE.

HE'S NOT ANSWERING
HIS PHONE.

LOOK, THE SITUATION
GOT A LITTLE HEATED

AND I WANT TO SAY
I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.

YOU'RE A BULLDOG, STABLER.

QUICK TO ASSUME,

SLOW TO ADMIT
WHEN YOU'RE WRONG.

MAKES FOR A GOOD COP,
BUT A LOUSY HUMAN BEING--

FIN, HEAR HIM OUT.

(Fin)
STAY OUT OF IT, LIV.

THAT BEING SAID,

I KNOW WHAT IT COST YOU.

APPRECIATE THAT.

I'M NOT DONE.

THE PROBLEM IS
YOU WILL STILL BE

THE SAME RAT BASTARD
TOMORROW,

AND NOTHING YOU SAY
WILL EVER CHANGE THAT.

WHAT'S THAT?

FIN'S TRANSFER REQUEST.

[knocking]

YOU WANTED TO SEE ME,
JUDGE DONNELLY?

YES, THE, UM--

THE D.A. IS DECLINING
TO RE-FILE CHARGES

AGAINST THOMAS CRANE.

HE RAPED AND MURDERED
ALISA HERNANDEZ

AND HE GETS TO KEEP
HIS BADGE?

BECAUSE OF YOUR ACTIONS,
COUNSELOR.

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, MA'AM,
THIS DOESN'T CONCERN YOU.

IT DOES NOW.

I'M BEING CALLED
BEFORE THE BAR.

AT MY INSISTENCE.

WHY?

BECAUSE YOU LOST PERSPECTIVE.

AND BECAUSE I SIT
ON THE PEER REVIEW BOARD,

AND I CANNOT ALLOW YOU
TO COMMIT A BRADY VIOLATION

AND LIE TO THE COURT
WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE.

THE REPORTS WEREN'T FINISHED,
YOUR HONOR.

I SENT THEM BACK!

YOU LIED TO PETROVSKY,

AND NOW YOU ARE LYING
TO ME.

THE LAB REPORTS
WERE DATED AND STAMPED!

WE ARE CIVIL SERVANTS,
CASEY.

NO ONE IS FALLING
ON THEIR SWORD FOR YOU.

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW

IS WHY.

BECAUSE THE BAD GUYS
CAN'T ALWAYS WIN.

AND HE DESERVED TO PAY.

AND SO DO YOU.

HOW MUCH TROUBLE AM I IN?

CENSURE.

POSSIBLE SUSPENSION.

FOR HOW LONG?

A YEAR.

MAYBE MORE.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

SOMETHING ELSE.

[cell phone rings]

I HAVE TO GO.

[siren blaring]

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