Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 9, Episode 7 - Blinded - full transcript

Stabler suffers temporary blindness after an injury bringing a sexual predator who suffers from schizophrenia into custody. Benson's special interest in the case puts her at odds with ADA Novak, who has a personal agenda of her own.

(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.

NOW, YOU SURE
IT WAS A TALKING CAR,

NOT A TALKING FIRE HYDRANT?

DON'T CRACK WISE
WITH ME, YOUNG MAN.

I'M NOT SOME SENILE
OLD BITCH.



THEN WHERE IS IT?

IT WAS RIGHT THERE
IN THE BUS STOP.

OKAY, ANNA, THE VOICE
IN THE TRUNK,

WHAT DID IT SAY TO YOU?

"HELP ME" AND THEN A NAME.
SAVANNAH, SAMANTHA.

SABRINA?
WAS IT SABRINA?

THAT'S IT! SABRINA!

YO, SANJAY!

OFFICER TIM!

NO KRAUT, HEAVY MUSTARD.

NO NO NO.

YOU SEEN THIS GIRL TODAY?

NO, SIR.

WHAT ABOUT A CAR
PARKED IN THE BUS STOP



ABOUT TWO HOURS AGO?

YES, THE TRUCK
TOWED IT AWAY.

GREAT!

TWENTY FRANK TO CENTRAL.

POSSIBLE SIGHTING
ON KIDNAP VICTIM SABRINA FARMER.

NOTIFY SVU SHE MIGHT
BE IN THE TRUNK

OF AN IMPOUNDED CAR.

(Cragen)
THEY DON'T KNOW
WHICH VEHICLE?

LADY COULDN'T GIVE
A DESCRIPTION.

TRAFFIC COMPUTERS
ARE DOWN.

(Cragen)
HOW DO THEY EVEN KNOW
IT'S IN QUEENS?

(Benson)
IT HAS TO BE HERE.

'CAUSE PIER 76 IS FULL.

AND THIS IS WHERE MANHATTAN
IS SENDING THEIR OVERFLOW.

(Cragen)
ANYBODY GOING THROUGH
THE PAPERWORK?

CENTRAL CALLED
ALL THE TOW TRUCK DRIVERS,

TOLD 'EM WE HAVE
A MISSING KID OUT HERE.

WHERE THE HELL
IS THAT INFRARED CAMERA?

EMERGENCY SERVICES
ON THEIR WAY.

[sirens]

BETTER BE QUICK.

THERE'S A LOT OF CARS
OUT HERE.

(Cragen)
POP EVERY TRUNK!

(O'Halloran)
HEARD YOUR CALL
ON THE RADIO.

WHERE SHOULD I START?

TAKE YOUR PICK.

THEY'VE BEEN PUTTING CARS
IN EVERY EMPTY SPACE.

CAPTAIN,
ESU'S GOT ANOTHER CAMERA!

TELL HIM
TO START TWO ROWS UP

FROM O'HALLORAN!

[beeping]

HEY, GUYS!
I GOT SOMETHING!

WHAT DO WE GOT?

JUST CAUGHT A BLUE PLUME

COMING FROM ONE
OF THESE CARS.

WHEEL WELL
OF THAT GRAY IMPALA.

IF SHE'S IN THERE,
GET HER OUT!

SHE'S BARELY BREATHING.

WE NEED OXYGEN!

EMS IS STUCK IN TRAFFIC.

(Benson)
WE'LL TAKE HER.

SABRINA'S C.A.T. SCAN
DIDN'T SHOW ANY BLEEDING,

BUT SHE DOES
HAVE A SERIOUS CONCUSSION.

ANY IDEA
WHAT SHE WAS HIT WITH?

PROBABLY A ROCK.

THERE'S DIRT
IN THE LACERATION.

WHEN WILL SHE WAKE UP?

YOUR GUESS
IS AS GOOD AS MINE.

WAS SHE RAPED?

YES. NO FLUIDS.

BUT SEVERAL HAIRS

AND THERE'S
SIGNIFICANT BRUISING.

SHE'S ONLY 11.

DON'T ASK WHY.
IT'LL JUST MAKE YOU CRAZY.

I'LL CALL YOU
WHEN SHE'S CONSCIOUS.

WELL,
WE CAN ALWAYS GO BACK

AND CHECK
THE SECURITY CAMS.

WELL, WE'RE JUST
GONNA SEE THE SAME THING.

SABRINA LEAVING
THE BOOKSTORE ALONE

AND NOBODY FOLLOWING HER.

WHY'D SHE GO OUT
BY HERSELF?

MAYBE SHE COULDN'T
FIND HER MOTHER

AND WENT OUT THERE
LOOKING FOR HER.

WE GOT A HIT
ON THE IMPALA.

THE DRIVER'S NAME,
SAUL PICARD

FROM MANDEVILLE,
LOUISIANA.

PICKED IT UP
FROM ESCAPE RENT-A-CAR

THREE DAYS AGO.

GOOD, WELL,
IF HE'S A TOURIST,

HE'S ALREADY LEFT BY NOW.

I DOUBT IT.

HE'S STAYING AT THE EXECUTIVE
APARTMENTS ON WEST 73RD STREET.

MANAGER SAID HE SIGNED
A MONTH-LONG LEASE.

(Saul)
SO DETECTIVES BENSON
AND STABLER,

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

WE'RE HERE
ABOUT YOUR RENTAL CAR.

THE ONE
I RETURNED YESTERDAY?

THAT'S NOT WHAT
THE RENTAL AGENCY SAYS.

(Benson)
I'M SORRY, CAN I USE
YOUR BATHROOM, PLEASE?

UH, THROUGH--
THROUGH THE BEDROOM.

THANK YOU.

THE GUY'S NAME WAS, UM...

HERE IT IS.

UH, MICKEY.

WELL, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL
ABOUT THE CAR?

IT WAS STOLEN, MR. PICARD.

WELL,
THERE'S THE RECEIPT.

I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE
FOR WHAT HAPPENED

AFTER I DROPPED IT OFF.

CAN YOU TELL ME
WHERE YOU'VE BEEN

THE LAST TWO DAYS?

HERE, WORKING.

I WENT TO THE DELI
ON THE CORNER A FEW TIMES

FOR COFFEE AND BURGERS.

UH-HUH.
YOU'RE AN ARTIST.

NOT WHAT MY CRITICS SAY.

HAVE WE MET BEFORE?

DOUBT IT.

I'M HERE EVERY FEW MONTHS
ON BUSINESS,

BUT I LIVE IN LOUISIANA.

OH, NEAR NEW ORLEANS?

OTHER SIDE
OF LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN.

NORTH SHORE.

BUT NOW I'M FIXING
TO RELOCATE.

KATRINA DESTROYED MY HOUSE
TWO YEARS AGO,

AND IT'S NOT THE SAME
DOWN HOME.

I WOULDN'T BLAME YOU
FOR TRYING TO GET AWAY.

CAN I SEE BOTH
YOUR CREDENTIALS AGAIN, PLEASE?

YOU HAVE MY APOLOGY.

THANK YOU FOR OBLIGING
MY ECCENTRICITY.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

WE'LL TALK TO THE CAR
RENTAL COMPANY AGAIN

AND, UH, TRY TO FIGURE
THIS WHOLE THING OUT.

HAVE A GOOD DAY.

YEAH. THAT HELPS.
THANKS.

ANYTHING
FROM ESCAPE RENT-A-CAR?

YEAH. PICARD'S STORY
CHECKS OUT.

HE RETURNED THE CAR
TO MICKEY.

SO HOW'D IT WIND UP
AT A BUS STOP?

MICKEY DIDN'T HAVE
ENOUGH ROOM IN THE GARAGE

AND LEFT IT ON THE STREET
WITH THE KEYS INSIDE.

CAME OUT. IT WAS GONE.

WHY NOT REPORT IT STOLEN?

WELL, HE PANICKED.

HE WAS AFRAID HE WAS GOING
TO GET FIRED,

SO HE DOCTORED
THE COMPUTER RECORDS

TO MAKE IT LOOK
LIKE PICARD STILL HAD IT.

YOU GET ANYTHING OUT OF THE DELI
BESIDES BURNED COFFEE?

THE CLERK SAID
THAT PICARD HAS BEEN IN

AT LEAST A COUPLE DOZEN TIMES
OVER THE LAST THREE DAYS.

DEFINITE CAFFEINE FREAK.

AND A PARANOID FREAK.

ASKING FOR OUR IDs TWICE?

BAD CAUSE OF OCD.

AND NOT TO MENTION B.O.

THE SHOWER WAS BONE DRY

LIKE IT'D NEVER
BEEN USED.

HOW ABOUT THE BEDROOM?

MESSY.

BUT NO SIGN
SABRINA WAS EVER THERE.

ALL WE GOT LEFT
IS THE IMPALA, HUH?

NO DNA. NO PRINTS.
NO NOTHING.

EXCEPT THIS.

(Stabler)
LOOKS LIKE BACTERIA.
IT'S POLLEN.

I FOUND MICROSCOPIC TRACES

ON THE DRIVER'S SEAT
AND ON SABRINA'S CLOTHING.

ALL THAT PROVES
IS SABRINA WAS IN THE CAR.

NO,
SAMPLE WAS SO MINUTE,

IT COULD ONLY HAVE BEEN
TRANSFERRED

THROUGH EXTREMELY
CLOSE CONTACT.

LIKE SITTING ON THE SEAT.

YEAH OR DURING THE RAPE.

WHAT DIFFERENCE
DOES IT MAKE?

ANY OF THE LAST TEN PEOPLE

WHO RENTED THE CAR
COULDA LEFT THE POLLEN.

ONLY IF THEY'D BEEN
DOWN SOUTH RECENTLY.

POLLEN'S
FROM A LOUISIANA FLATSEDGE.

LOUISIANA FLATSEDGE.

THAT GROW ANYWHERE NEAR
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN?

AROUND THE BAYOUS
OF THE NORTH SHORE.

HOW'D YOU KNOW?

CLEAR!

YOU'RE TELLING ME.
HIS LAPTOP AND ARTWORK ARE GONE.

SO IS HIS SUITCASE.

ALL RIGHT, PICARD'S ALIBI
CHECKED OUT.

WHAT DID WE MISS?
WE MISSED SOMETHING.

HE RETURNED THE IMPALA.

HE WALKS OUT
OF THE RENTAL OFFICE.

HE SAW THE KEYS IN THE CAR.

HE STOLE THE CAR
RIGHT BACK.

OH, WE SCREWED UP.

(Cragen)
NO PRESS,

BUT I WANT EVERY COP
ON THE STREET

LOOKING FOR THIS GUY.

YOU KNOW, IF I'M PICARD

AND I GOT AN 18-HOUR
HEAD START,

I'M ON MY WAY TO BRAZIL.

(Fin)
MAYBE THAT'S WHERE

HE'S BEEN ATTACKING
LITTLE GIRLS,

'CAUSE HIS DNA'S
NOT IN THE SYSTEM

AND THE FIBBIES
GOT NOTHIN' ON HIM.

UNLESS SABRINA
IS HIS FIRST VICTIM.

A RAPIST WANNABE'S MOST LIKELY
TO WANT TO BUST HIS CHERRY

CLOSER TO HOME
WHERE HE'S MORE COMFORTABLE.

DID WE CHECK
WITH THE LOUISIANA COPS?

YEAH. THEY ONLY TURNED UP
TWO WARRANTS

FOR UNPAID SPEEDING TICKETS.

SPEAKING OF WHICH,

DID OUR FRIENDS
AT ESCAPE RENT-A-CAR

HAPPEN TO MENTION LOANING
A BLUE FORD EXPLORER

TO MR. PICARD?

WHEN?
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
ABOUT 3:00

BEFORE WE PUT OUT
THE ALERT ON HIM.

THAT'S RIGHT AFTER
WE LEFT HIS PLACE.

YEAH. FROM WHICH,
BY THE WAY,

HE DIDN'T CHECK OUT.

NOR DID HE BUY
AIRPLANE TICKETS

TO ANY EXOTIC,
NON-EXTRADITABLE VACATION SPOTS.

SOUNDS LIKE OUR NUTJOB'S
STICKING AROUND.

(Cragen)
HOPEFULLY NOT LOOKING

FOR HIS NEXT VICTIM.

LET'S GET THE DESCRIPTION
OF THE CAR ON THE AIR.

(Benson)
IT'S ALREADY DONE AND SENT
[phone ringing]

TO EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT
IN THE NORTHEAST.

SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.
THIS IS DETECTIVE BENSON.

(Lake)
CAPTAIN,

YOU WANT US TO SIT
ON PICARD'S PLACE?

I DON'T THINK HE'S GOING
BACK THERE.

SABRINA'S AWAKE.

(Sabrina)
I WAS LOOKING AT SOME BOOKS

WHEN HE TOLD ME
I WAS IN DANGER.

HE SAID MOM WAS WAITING
FOR ME OUTSIDE.

THEN HE WENT OUT
THROUGH THE COFFEE PLACE.

EXPLAINS WHY HE WASN'T
ON THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

WHAT HAPPENED THEN?

(Sabrina)
MY MOM WASN'T OUTSIDE,

BUT HE WAS.

HE SAID MOM WAS HURT

AND IF I TOLD HIM
WHERE I LIVED,

HE'D TAKE ME HOME.

(Benson)
OKAY. SO YOU GOT
INTO HIS CAR.

BUT HE DROVE
THE WRONG WAY.

I TRIED TO GET OUT,

BUT THE DOORS WERE LOCKED.

DID YOU ASK HIM
WHERE YOU WERE GOING?

HE SAID SOME PLACE SAFE.

HE WAS TALKING FUNNY.

OKAY. WHAT ELSE
DID HE SAY?

HE SAID,

"HEARKEN TO THE ARK."

"HEARKEN TO THE ARK."

YEAH.

MOSTLY I DIDN'T
UNDERSTAND HIM.

[cell phone ringing]

(Benson)
SABRINA, I'M GONNA
SHOW YOU SOME PICTURES.

AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE
A REALLY, REALLY GOOD LOOK,

OKAY?

TH-THAT'S HIM.

HE SAID HIS NAME
WAS WILLIAM.

NOW, SABRINA, WHEN YOU
GOT OUT OF THE CAR...

DID YOU SEE ANYTHING?

DID YOU NOTICE
WHERE YOU WERE?

IT WAS...

A PARK.

I TRIED TO RUN AWAY,

BUT HE SAID,

"STOP, FRANCINE."

AND...

AND WHAT ELSE?

WHAT ELSE DID HE SAY?

OKAY, SWEETIE.

YOU NEED TO REST.

SO I'M GONNA COME BACK

AND I'M GONNA VISIT YOU
TOMORROW, OKAY?

OKAY, OLIVIA.

OKAY.

TELL ME
WE'VE GOT PICARD?

I WISH. ANOTHER GIRL'S
BEEN KIDNAPPED.

(Lake)
EVE HOLLAND. 11.

MOM WAS NEXT DOOR
SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES.

AND LEFT EVE
IN THE CHILDREN'S SECTION.

AT LEAST WE KNOW
PICARD'S M.O.

THAT'S A GREAT PLACE
TO PICK UP KIDS

IF YOU'RE A PEDOPHILE.

YOU KNOW THIS GIRL?

YEAH. RIGHT OVER THERE
PICKING OUT A FEW BOOKS.

WHAT, THOSE BOOKS THERE?

COULD BE. SHE WAS SITTING
IN THAT CHAIR.

QUENTIN'S QUEST
BY WILLIAM S. FALSTAFF.

I READ THIS TO MY KIDS.

(clerk)
YOU AND A MILLION
OTHER PARENTS.

SURVEILLANCE CAUGHT
PICARD ON TAPE

ESCORTING EVE HOLLAND OUT
45 MINUTES AGO.

SON OF A BITCH.

(Fin)
WHAT?

I KNEW I RECOGNIZED HIM.

THAT'S SAUL PICARD.

HE RAPES KIDS
AND WRITES BOOKS FOR THEM.

WILLIAM S. FALSTAFF.

THAT'S A HELLUVA PEN NAME.

OKAY, WHERE IS
HE BRINGING HER TO?

WHAT'D HE SAY TO SABRINA?

"HEARKENING THE ARK."

"HEARKEN TO THE ARK."

HEARKEN TO THE ARK!

(Stabler)
SECRET OF THE ARCH?

MAYBE HE TOOK HER HERE.

THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE
IN PARIS?

THERE'S ONE EXACTLY LIKE THIS
IN WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK.

THERE'S NOWHERE TO HIDE
IN WASHINGTON SQUARE.

(Lake)
MAYBE BROOKLYN.

PROSPECT PARK.

THE ARCH AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA.

[sirens wail]

[tires screeching]

LIEUTENANT.
BENSON. STABLER.

MANHATTAN SVU.

LIEUTENANT SHEA.

ANYONE SPOT 'EM YET?

NO, BUT I GOT CHOPPER UP

AND WE'RE CALLING IN
SOME MORE MANPOWER.

VICTIM WAS SNATCHED
LESS THAN TWO HOURS AGO.

SO IF WE MOVE FAST,
MAYBE WE CAN FIND THEM

BEFORE HE HURTS HER.

WELL, WE'LL DO THE BEST
WE CAN, BUT IT'S A BIG PARK.

LIEUTENANT, CHOPPER SPOTTED
SOMETHING IN THE TREES

ON LOOKOUT HILL.
MOUNT UP!

LIEUTENANT, LOOK, WE DON'T KNOW
HOW THIS GUYS OPERATES.

IF HE SEES ALL THE TROOPS...

OKAY. YOU GO IN FIRST.

POLICE! DON'T MOVE.

MAKE IT RIGHT.
GET OUT OF THE CAR.

[mumbling]
GET OUT OF THE CAR.
SHUT UP.

SHUT UP AND PUT YOUR HANDS
ON THE CAR OVER THERE.

PUT YOUR HANDS UP.
HANDS UP.

EVE.

EVE, HONEY,
CAN YOU HEAR ME?

MY NAME IS OLIVIA.

I'M A POLICE OFFICER.

CAN YOU SIT UP FOR ME?

ARE YOU OKAY?

I'M TIRED.

OKAY.

(Benson)
MANHATTAN SVU TO DETAIL.
WE HAVE ONE IN CUSTODY.

WE'LL MEET YOU BACK
AT OUR CAR.

OKAY, SWEETIE.
COME WITH ME.

GOOD JOB.

WHAT'D YOU GIVE THAT GIRL
TO MAKE HER GO TO SLEEP?

ALICE SWALLOWED
ONE OF THE CAKES,

AND SHE WAS DELIGHTED
TO FIND

THAT SHE BEGAN SHRINKIN'
DIRECTLY.

YOU GIVE SABRINA FARMER
ONE OF THOSE CAKES

BEFORE YOU RAPED HER
AND LEFT HER IN THAT CAR?

I HAD A CAR.
IT GOT A TOW.

GUY WHO TOWED ITS
NAME WAS JOE.

YOU'RE UNDER ARREST
FOR THE RAPE AND KIDNAPPING
HE LOOKS LIKE

OF SABRINA FARMER
AND ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING
A LOT OF GUYS I KNOW.

OF EVE HOLLAND.
MY ATTORNEY
IS LUCIEN DEVERAUX

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.
OF NEW ORLEANS.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?
HE'S AN EXPERT
ON PRALINES.

DID YOU HEAR THE PRESIDENT'S
SPEECH LAST WEEK?

MAN, THAT GUY'LL
DO ANYTHING

TO KEEP US FIGHTING
THIS IRAQ WAR.

OH, NEFARIOUS WAR!

I SEE WHY ARMS

WERE SELDOM USED--

(Picard)
OH, OKAY.

OKAY, WHAT?

DO I HAVE TO DO IT NOW?

'CAUSE IT'S GONNA BE
REALLY HARD.
MM-HMM.

I GOTTA GET AWAY.

YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

GOTTA GET AWAY.

ELLIOT!

GET HIM!
[car horn honking]

[tires screeching]

GET HIM!

OFFICER DOWN.
CALL A BUS!

ELLIOT.
ELLIOT, YOU'RE OKAY.

A BUS IS ON ITS WAY.
YOU'RE OKAY.

YOU'RE OKAY.
YOU'RE OKAY.

[breathing heavily]
YOU'RE OKAY.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

HE'S AWAKE.

KATHY.

WELCOME BACK, EL.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

YOU'RE IN THE HOSPITAL.

YOU'RE OKAY.

I'M NOT OKAY.
WHERE ARE YOU?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
I'M STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.

OH, GOD.

I CAN'T SEE YOU.
I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING.

IT'S ALL A BLUR.

I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING.

KATHY?
RIGHT HERE, ELLIOT.

I'M RIGHT HERE.

(Dr. Larom)
DETECTIVE STABLER
HIT HIS HEAD SO HARD,

HIS BRAIN BOUNCED OFF THE FRONT
AND BACK OF HIS SKULL.

HOW BAD?

HIS C.A.T. SCAN SHOWS
CONTUSIONS

TO THE FRONTAL
AND OCCIPITAL LOBES.

HE'S BLEEDING?

IT'S NOT LIFE-THREATENING.

THEY'RE LIKE BRUISES.

THEN WHY CAN'T HE SEE?

THE OCCIPITAL LOBE
CONTROLS VISION.

IT'S NOT UNCOMMON
WITH AN INJURY LIKE THIS

FOR THERE TO BE SOME
TEMPORARY BLINDNESS.

HOW TEMPORARY?

DON'T PANIC.

HIS BRAIN SHOULD HEAL
IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

AND HIS VISION
SHOULD RETURN.

HE'S SEEING BRIGHT LIGHTS,
SHADOWS.

THIS IS GOOD NEWS.

(Fin)
CAPTAIN, WE GOT A PROBLEM
IN PICARD'S ROOM.

GIVE ME A MINUTE.

HIS VISION SHOULD RETURN.

SO YOU'RE SAYING THAT THERE'S
A CHANCE THAT IT WON'T?

HIS MRI SHOWED SWELLING
IN THE OPTIC NERVE.

WE'LL KNOW MORE
IN A FEW DAYS.

WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?

SPECIAL AGENT WAYNE NELSON.

I'M TAKING MR. PICARD
INTO CUSTODY.

MR. PICARD IS OUT

OF THE BUREAU'S
JURISDICTION.

HE NEVER CROSSED STATE LINES
WITH EITHER OF OUR VICTIMS.

HE DID
WITH THE NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL

HE KIDNAPPED IN MISSISSIPPI.

TOOK HER TO LOUISIANA,
RAPED HER,

AND LEFT HER THERE TO DIE.

AND HIS DNA
IS GONNA PROVE IT.

(Munch)
THE GIRL PICARD KIDNAPPED

IS TIFFANY LEMARSH,
NINE YEARS OLD.

DISAPPEARED LAST WEEK
FROM A BOOKSTORE

AT A SHOPPING MALL
IN GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI.

FOUND LAST NIGHT
AFTER FOUR DAYS WITHOUT FOOD

AND WATER

IN WHAT'S LEFT
OF PICARD'S HOUSE IN LOUISIANA.

ALIVE?
BARELY.

NEIGHBOR'S DOG
GOT A WHIFF.

SNIFFED HER OUT
JUST IN TIME.

THEY'RE CHARGING PICARD
WITH INTERSTATE KIDNAPPING.

FEDS FAXED ME
THE INDICTMENT.

WHO CALLED THEM?
DIDN'T YOU?

NO.
(Lake)
WE JUST PICKED HIM UP
THIS MORNING.

NEVER EVEN GOT HIM
INTO THE SYSTEM.

(Fin)
THEN HOW DO THEY KNOW
WE COLLARED HIM?

CAN YOU DO ANYTHING
ABOUT IT?

FEDS' JURISDICTION
TRUMPS OURS.

WE DON'T EVEN GET
AN EXTRADITION HEARING.

WELL, IT DOESN'T MATTER.
THIS INDICTMENT'S A CROCK.

PICARD KIDNAPS TIFFANY
IN MISSISSIPPI

AND THE FEDS INDICT HIM
IN LOUISIANA?

HE RAPED HER THERE.
IT'S PART OF THE SAME CRIME.

THE FEDS CAN TRY HIM
IN EITHER STATE.

OLIVIA, THEY'RE GONNA DROP
THE KIDNAPPING CHARGE

AND LET LOUISIANA
TRY HIM FOR RAPE.

BECAUSE RAPING A CHILD UNDER
THE AGE OF 12 IN LOUISIANA

IS A CAPITAL CRIME.

(Moredock)
I DON'T UNDERSTAND

WHY YOU'RE SO TICKED OFF
ABOUT THIS, CASEY.

THE FEDS ARE SAVING YOU
A LOT OF TIME AND TROUBLE.

THE FEDS ARE PUSHING
THEIR OWN AGENDA.

LOUISIANA
HAS THE DEATH PENALTY

AND WE DON'T.

THAT'S WHY THEY WANT
PICARD TRIED THERE.

AND YOU'RE NOT ABOUT
TO GET SCREWED WITHOUT A FIGHT.

LOOK, I'M NOT GOING
TO LET THEM ABUSE THEIR POWER

AND EMASCULATE
THE AUTHORITY

OF MY OFFICE.

PROBLEM IS, I DON'T HAVE
ANY LEGAL STANDING TO STOP THEM.

BUT YOU DO.

YOU MEAN AS MR. PICARD'S
ATTORNEY.

THE FEDS WANT TO EXTRADITE HIM
UNDER THE TABLE.

THAT'S A VIOLATION
OF DUE PROCESS.

YOU'RE A CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER.

I NEVER THOUGHT
I'D SEE THE DAY

WHEN A PROSECUTOR
WOULD ASK FOR MY HELP.

JUST GET HIM BACK
INTO MY CUSTODY

AND I'LL HAVE A JUDGE
APPOINT A LEGAL AID ATTORNEY

AND YOU'RE OUT OF IT.

DEAL?

YOU DON'T THINK
I'M GONNA PASS UP THE CHANCE

TO BEAT THOSE SNEAKY S.O.B.s
AT THEIR OWN GAME, DO YOU?

THANKS.

UM, MR. PICARD DOES HAVE
SOME PSYCHIATRIC ISSUES.

IS IT OKAY IF OUR
DR. HUANG EVALUATES HIM?

CAN'T HURT.

I GO TO WAR WITH THE FEDS,

I'M GONNA NEED
ALL THE AMMUNITION I CAN GET.

(Huang)
WHY DID YOU ATTACK
DETECTIVE STABLER?

WELL, I SAW THE SIGN
ON THE TRUCK IN THE PARK.

IT SAID, "TIME TO ESCAPE."

A LOT OF PEOPLE
HAVE SEEN THAT SIGN.

I KNOW.

BUT THE MESSAGE WAS FOR ME.

HAVE YOU SEEN
ANY OTHER MESSAGES?

WELL, THERE--THERE WAS ONE
ON A BILLBOARD.

IT SAID, "YOU REALLY NEED
TO GET AWAY."

SO, UH...

YEAH, I PULLED THE CAR
INTO A BUS STOP

AND--AND GOT AWAY
AS FAST AS I COULD.

FRANCINE'S SENDING
THE MESSAGES.

WHO'S FRANCINE?

MY SISTER.

AND WHY IS SHE
SENDING YOU MESSAGES?

BECAUSE THOSE BOYS RAPED HER.

ARE YOU OKAY, SAUL?

I CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL ONE DAY
AND I HEARD THEM UPSTAIRS.

LISTEN. TH-THEY'RE HERE.

I KNOW THOSE BOYS
FROM SCHOOL.

THEY'RE TAKIN' TURNS
ON HER.

YOU LIKE THAT?
YOU WANT SOME MORE?

SHE'S SCREAMIN' FOR HELP.

STOP IT!

LEAVE HER ALONE!

GET OFF HER!

WHAT DID YOU DO?

NOTHING.

I FROZE.

I COULDN'T MOVE.

WHY'D THEY DO SUCH
A HORRIBLE THING TO HER?

SHE WAS JUST 11.
SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL.

HOW OLD WERE YOU?

17.

BUT AFTER THAT,
I WAS NEVER THE SAME.

THE STRESS OF SEEING
YOUR SISTER ATTACKED

TRIGGERED YOUR FIRST
PSYCHOTIC BREAK.

THAT'S WHY YOU FROZE.

DOCTORS TOLD ME THAT

WHEN THEY PUT ME
ON THE HALDOL.

THAT WORKED?
SURE DID.

TILL IT STOPPED WORKING.

AND WHEN WAS THAT?

LAST YEAR.

AFTER FRANCINE DIED.

YOUR DOCTORS MUST'VE
STARTED YOU

ON SOME NEW MEDICATION.

WELL, ONLY THING THAT WORKED
WAS RISPIRIDONE.

BUT I FELT
LIKE I WAS SWIMMING

THROUGH WET CEMENT.

YOU KNOW, STRUGGLIN'
TO FIND EVERY WORD.

EVERY THOUGHT.

SO I STOPPED TAKING IT.

AND THAT'S
WHEN THE MESSAGES STARTED.

AND I SAW THOSE BOYS AGAIN.

THE BOYS THAT RAPED
YOUR SISTER?

WHERE?
IN THAT BOOKSTORE
IN GULFPORT.

WHAT HAPPENED?

I SAW FRANCINE.

SHE WAS IN THE STORE

READING MY BOOK
BRIDGE TO NOWHERE.

THOSE BOYS WERE GATHERED
AROUND HER.

SHE WAS IN TERRIBLE DANGER.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

TOOK HER SOMEPLACE SAFE.

BUT THEY FOUND US.

TWO OF THEM HELD ME DOWN
AND THE OTHER ONE RAPED HER.

IT WAS HORRIBLE.
I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING!

BUT THEN I SET A TRAP.

I TOOK FRANCINE TO NEW YORK.

I KNEW THEY'D FOLLOW US.

FRANCINE AND ME.

WE LURED THEM TO THE ARK.

AND THIS TIME,
WHEN THEY CAME TO RAPE HER,

I WAS READY.

I BEAT THEM WITH ROCKS.

I BEAT THEM SO BAD,
THEY RAN.

I SAVED FRANCINE.

I MADE THINGS RIGHT.

HE'S NOT A PEDOPHILE.
HE'S A SCHIZOPHRENIC.

HE KIDNAPPED THOSE GIRLS
BECAUSE HE THINKS

THEY'RE HIS SISTER
FRANCINE.

BUT WILL HE EVER REALIZE
THAT HE'S THE ONE

THAT BEAT AND RAPED
SABRINA AND TIFFANY?

IT'S POSSIBLE.

BUT IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE
THAT HE WON'T REMEMBER.
RIGHT.

SO WE HAVE TO WAIT
FOR HIS RISPIRIDONE TO KICK IN.

IF IT KICKS IN.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN "IF"?

HALDOL HELPED HIM WITH
HIS SCHIZOPHRENIA FOR YEARS.

UNTIL HIS SISTER DIED.

IT'S POSSIBLE THAT ANY
MEDICATION WE GIVE HIM

WON'T WORK IN TIMES
OF GREAT STRESS.

ARE YOU SAYING

HE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT
THROUGH A TRIAL?

ARE YOU ACTUALLY CONSIDERING
PUTTING HIM THROUGH ONE?

YEAH. AFTER WHAT HE DID
TO SABRINA FARMER--

YOU HEARD WHAT HE SAID.

HE BELIEVES THAT HIS
HALLUCINATIONS ARE REAL.

HE THINKS
THAT HE SAVED HER.

HE BELONGS IN A HOSPITAL.

I'LL TAKE THAT
UNDER ADVISEMENT.
[cell phone beeps]

CASEY, THE MAN IS SICK.

PUTTING HIM IN PRISON
IS NO LESS

CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT
THAN THE FEDS TRYING

TO HAVE HIM EXECUTED.

TEXT MESSAGE
FROM PICARD'S LAWYER.

[closes cell phone]

WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY
ABOUT THE FEDS ANYMORE.

YOU DON'T THINK
THAT'S GOING TO STOP LOUISIANA

FROM TRYING TO GET
THEIR HANDS ON HIM, DO YOU?

THEN MAYBE I SHOULD
SEND THEM A MESSAGE.

MISS NOVAK, ANY COMMENT
ON THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S DECISION

TO DROP THE FEDERAL
KIDNAPPING CHARGES

AGAINST SAUL PICARD?

WE'RE PLEASED
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

HAS DECIDED TO STAY
OUT OF STATE'S BUSINESS

AND CLEAR THE WAY FOR US
TO SEEK AN INDICTMENT.

WHAT WILL YOU DO
IF LOUISIANA

EXTRADITES MR. PICARD

TO FACE THE DEATH PENALTY?

I FULLY EXPECT LOUISIANA
TO FILE FOR EXTRADITION.

BUT WE HAVE MR. PICARD NOW,

AND THIS IS WHERE
HE'S GOING TO STAY.

DO YOU BELIEVE
THAT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

IS APPROPRIATE
FOR THE RAPE OF A CHILD?

WHAT I BELIEVE
ISN'T THE ISSUE.

RIGHT NOW, THAT'S NOT THE LAW
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

IF AND WHEN THE LEGISLATURE
MAKES THAT THE LAW,

I WILL ENFORCE IT
TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

THANK YOU.

I HOPE YOU MEAN THAT.

HEY. MEAN WHAT?

THAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LET
LOUISIANA HAVE MY CLIENT.

THAT'S RIGHT.
I'M GONNA TRY HIM HERE.

WHY?

BECAUSE LOUISIANA
IS NOT WASTING ANY TIME.

MOTION FOR EXTRADITION.

DID YOU TELL YOUR CLIENT
ABOUT THIS?

YES. HE WANTS TO TALK
TO YOU.

[door buzzer]

MR. PICARD.

(Moredock)
THIS IS MISS NOVAK.

PLEASE CALL ME SAUL.

OKAY.

SAUL.

MY MEDICATION IS WORKING.

SO YOU UNDERSTAND
WHAT YOU DID.

YES.

TELL THE OTHER GIRLS
I'M SORRY.

THAT I'D DO ANYTHING
TO TAKE IT BACK.

WOULD YOU LIKE
TO MAKE A STATEMENT?

YES.

SEND ME TO LOUISIANA.

BUT YOU COULD FACE
THE DEATH PENALTY.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT.

MR. PICARD,
THAT'S NOT GONNA H--

I DON'T DESERVE

TO LIVE.

DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?

IF THE STATE THINKS
THAT KILLING ME

WILL STOP ONE PERVERT FROM...

DOIN' WHAT I DID
TO THOSE POOR LITTLE GIRLS,

THEN IT'S WORTH IT.

PLEASE.

LET ME GO HOME TO DIE.

YOU CAN'T PUT SAUL PICARD
ON TRIAL.

I DON'T HAVE A CHOICE,
BARRY.

JUST BECAUSE
HE'S SCHIZOPHRENIC

DOESN'T MEAN HE CAN'T
STAND TRIAL.

YOU KNOW HE'S CRAZY.

THEN FILE
FOR A 730 HEARING

AND HAVE HIS COMPETENCY
QUESTIONED.

HE WON'T LET ME.
I'M HIS ATTORNEY.

I HAVE TO ABIDE
BY WHAT HE WISHES.

BUT YOU DON'T.

SO NOW YOU'RE
ASKING ME FOR HELP.

HE CAN'T WAIVE EXTRADITION
IF HE'S DECLARED INCOMPETENT.

AND IF HE'S DECLARED
INCOMPETENT,

HE CAN'T STAND TRIAL
AND I CAN'T ALLOW THAT.

THEN MAKE A DEAL,
CASEY.

HE PLEADS GUILTY
AND YOU SEND HIM

TO A MENTAL INSTITUTION
INSTEAD OF A PRISON.

IF YOU THINK JACK MCCOY

IS GONNA LET ME
GET AWAY WITH THAT,

YOU ARE CRAZIER THAN HE IS.

SO THAT'S WHAT THIS
IS ABOUT.

THE NEW BOSS WANTS TO SHOW
HE'S TOUGH ON CRIME

AND YOU WANT TO BE
A TEAM PLAYER

INSTEAD OF DOING
THE RIGHT THING.

THE RIGHT THING?

SAUL PICARD
RAPED AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL

AND BEAT HER TO WITHIN
AN INCH OF HER LIFE.

NO, CASEY.

THAT'S SAUL PICARD.

LOOK AT HIM.

HE'S NOT THE SAME MAN

WHO RAPED SABRINA FARMER.

(Lake)
MOREDOCK HAS A POINT.

PICARD DIDN'T HURT SABRINA,

THE FAIRY TALES
IN HIS HEAD DID.

(Fin)
HE WOULDN'T HAVE
HAD THOSE FAIRY TALES

IF HE STAYED ON HIS MEDS.

BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW
BY NOT TAKING THEM

HE'D TURN INTO GODZILLA.

(Benson)
BUT HE WAS LUCID

WHEN HE MADE THE DECISION
TO STOP,

AND THAT MAKES HIM
RESPONSIBLE.

(Fin)
DAMN RIGHT.

THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW
FOR PEOPLE LIKE PICARD.

TAKE YOUR MEDS

OR WE'RE GONNA FORCE-FEED
THEM TO YOU.

YOU THINK
THAT YOU CAN PROVE

THAT PICARD KNEW
THAT HE HURT SOMEONE?

SABRINA FARMER

ON THE WITNESS STAND

IS ALL THE EVIDENCE
I'LL NEED TO CONVICT.

THEN WHAT, HE GOES BACK
TO LOUISIANA?

IF WE LET HIM.

(Lake)
DON'T LET HIM, CASEY.

(Fin)
I NEVER PICKED YOU
FOR BEING SOFT

ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.

(Lake)
IT'S A NO-BRAINER.

DEATH PENALTY'S NEVER BEEN
A DETERRENT FOR MURDER.

MOST KILLER STRIKE ONCE.

ANIMALS WHO RAPE KIDS
USUALLY REPEAT.

THREATEN TO EXECUTE THEM
FOR RAPE,

THEY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE

BY KILLING THEIR VICTIMS
TO SILENCE THEM.

BUT EXECUTE THEM, THEY'LL NEVER
HURT ANOTHER CHILD.

EXACTLY.

I'M GONNA NEED YOUR FIVES.

OH.

WHEN DO YOU WANT ME
ON THE STAND?

UH, I DON'T THINK I DO.

I'LL JUST USE SABRINA
AND ELLIOT.

OH, YOU DON'T NEED ELLIOT.

I SAW EVERYTHING
THAT PICARD DID.

BUT YOU DIDN'T HEAR
WHAT HE SAID

AND I NEED ELLIOT
TO SHOW THE JURY

WHAT PICARD IS CAPABLE OF.

WELL, THE POLICE SURGEON SAID
THAT ELLIOT

CAN'T LEAVE HIS HOUSE
UNTIL HIS VISION'S BACK.

UNLESS HE HAS TO APPEAR
IN COURT.

CASEY.

ELLIOT HAS A BETTER CHANCE
FOR A QUICKER RECOVERY

IF WE DON'T STRESS HIM OUT.

LOOK, I KNOW HE APPRECIATES YOU
LOOKING OUT FOR HIM.

IT'S MY JOB
TO LOOK OUT FOR HIM.

HE IS PERFECTLY CAPABLE
OF MAKING THIS DECISION

ON HIS OWN,
SO I'LL TALK TO HIM MYSELF.

LEAVE HIM ALONE, CASEY.

I CAN'T.

[knocking on door]

COMING.

IT'S CASEY.

[scoffs]
I KNOW.

I CAN SEE YOU.
COME ON IN.

I'M SORRY, I--

EXPECTING A SEEING EYE DOG
AND A CANE?

MAYBE.

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH,
SO WAS I.

HAVE A SEAT.

IT'S...

IT'S JUST, UH,
A LITTLE BLURRY.

BUT I'M GETTING BETTER.

BETTER ENOUGH
TO DRAG YOU INTO COURT?

[chuckles]

OLIVIA SAID
YOU WERE COMING BY.

YEAH.

SHE WAS WORRIED
THAT YOU WEREN'T UP TO IT.

I'M A BIG BOY.

AND YOU'RE SURE
YOU CAN HANDLE

FACING PICARD?

YOU KNOW I'M GONNA HAVE
A CHILD IN A MONTH.

THAT'S SCARY ENOUGH.

IT WAS THE THOUGHT
THAT I WAS NEVER GONNA

BE ABLE TO SEE THAT CHILD.

THAT TERRIFIED ME.

SO PICARD...

BRING HIM ON.

(Stabler)
I WAS TAKING MR. PICARD
TO OUR CAR.

HE TRIED TO ESCAPE;
I ATTEMPTED TO SUBDUE HIM,

AND HE HEADBUTTED ME.

(Novak)
WHAT HAPPENED?

UH, I FELL BACKWARDS,
HEAD FIRST,

THROUGH THE REAR WINDOW
OF THE CAR.

HOW BADLY WERE YOU INJURED?

I SUSTAINED HEAD INJURIES

THAT HAVE LEFT ME
TEMPORARILY BLIND.

CAN YOU SEE THE DEFENDANT NOW?

THAT'S HIM RIGHT THERE.

WOULD YOU CONSIDER
MR. PICARD DANGEROUS?

I WOULD CONSIDER HIM
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

WHEN MR. PICARD STARTED
ATTACKING YOU,

WAS HE SAYING ANYTHING?

HE WAS REPEATING OVER AND OVER,
"IT'S TIME TO ESCAPE."

(Novak)
MR. PICARD TOLD
OUR PSYCHIATRIST

THAT A SIGN WAS SENDING HIM
THAT MESSAGE.

DID YOU SEE THAT SIGN?

YES.

AND WAS HE DISTRAUGHT?

YES.

IN YOUR EXPERIENCE
AS A POLICE OFFICER,

WOULD YOU SAY THAT MR. PICARD
QUALIFIES AS AN EDP?

YES.

WOULD YOU PLEASE TELL THE JURY
WHAT THAT MEANS?

EDP STANDS FOR EMOTIONALLY
DISTURBED PERSON.

IN OTHER WORDS,
HE'S CRAZY, RIGHT?

(judge)
DON'T ANSWER THAT, DETECTIVE.

HE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO DRAW
THAT CONCLUSION, COUNSELOR.

DID THE DEFENDANT
EVER UTTER THE NAME FRANCINE

IN YOUR PRESENCE?

(Stabler)
NO.

DID HE MENTION WITNESSING
HIS SISTER BEING GANG RAPED

AND DOING NOTHING
TO STOP IT?

(Stabler)
NO.

(Novak)
DID HE SAY IT WAS HIS FAULT?

(Stabler)
HE NEVER MENTIONED ANYTHING
ABOUT HIS SISTER

IN MY PRESENCE.

WHY?
WHY--WHY SHOULD I?

YEAH, WHY SHOULD I TRUST GOD?

CONTROL YOUR CLIENT,
MR. MOREDOCK.

ONE MORE TIME, SIR,

AND I'LL HAVE YOU REMOVED
FROM THIS COURTROOM.

HE MADE ME RAPE THOSE GIRLS.

I AM YOUR OLDER BROTHER,
FRANCINE.

I--I FINALLY RESCUED YOU
FROM THOSE BOYS--

(Moredock)
JUST BE QUIET NOW, SAUL.

(Picard)
WHY DO YOU KEEP TESTING ME?

STOP TESTING ME,
FRANCINE.

OFFICERS,
REMOVE THE DEFENDANT.

YOU--YOU DID THIS, FRANCINE.

YEAH--YEAH,

YOU BROUGHT HIM IN
TO TEST ME.

I CAN'T FACE HIM.

WHY DO YOU KEEP MAKING ME
FACE HIM?

STOP TESTING ME!

STOP TESTING ME, FRANCINE!

STOP TESTING ME!

YOUR HONOR--

(judge)
DON'T BOTHER, MR. MOREDOCK.

AFTER WHAT THE JURY
JUST WITNESSED,

I AM DECLARING A MISTRIAL.

AND BEFORE WE START THIS FREAK
SHOW UP AGAIN, MISS NOVAK,

I'M CALLING FOR
A 7:30 HEARING

TO DETERMINE WHETHER MR. PICARD
IS COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL.

YOU MAY STEP DOWN,
DETECTIVE.

[bangs gavel]
WE'RE ADJOURNED.

HEY, CASEY.

CASEY!
WHAT WAS THAT?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT
YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT
I'M TALKING ABOUT.

YOU NEVER WANTED
TO TRY THAT GUY.

I TRIED THIS CASE
TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

CUT THE CRAP.

YOU WANTED PICARD
IN THE LOONY BIN,

AND YOU USED ME
TO PUT HIM THERE.

(Novak)
ELLIOT--

I'M FINE.

YES, SIR.
I'LL BE RIGHT UP.

YOU PROUD OF YOURSELF?

I DON'T NEED
A LECTURE FROM YOU.

I KNOW WHY YOU SANDBAGGED
ELLIOT IN COURT.

(Novak)
STAY OUT OF MY DESK!

WHERE IS HE NOW, CASEY?

YOUR SCHIZO EX-BOYFRIEND.
IS HE LOCKED UP SOMEWHERE?

GET OUT OF MY OFFICE.

HE'S THE REASON THAT
YOU TANKED THE PICARD CASE.

THAT MAN DESERVES TO BE PUNISHED
FOR WHAT HE DID.

WAIT, WAIT--WHAT HE DID
TO TIFFANY LEMARSH

OR SABRINA FARMER,
OR ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT

PAYBACK FOR WHAT HE DID
TO ELLIOT?

YOU MANIPULATED ME AND ELLIOT
TO SATISFY YOUR OWN AGENDA.

OKAY, YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION,
DETECTIVE.

WHO DID YOU LET IT LEAK
TO THAT WE COLLARED PICARD?

DID YOU GO STRAIGHT
TO THE FEDS,

OR DID YOU BACK-CHANNEL IT
THROUGH THE LOUISIANA COPS?

OH, YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT
I TOLD THE FEDS.

THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW.
NO.

YOU WANT PICARD DEAD.

LOUISIANA KILLS HIM,
YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN.

THOSE LITTLE GIRLS ARE ENTITLED
TO SOME JUSTICE.

WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
ISN'T JUSTICE, IT'S REVENGE.

HE'S MY PARTNER, CASEY.

AND IT'S MY CASE.

AND HOW I HANDLE IT
IS NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS.

BECAUSE I DON'T ANSWER TO YOU.

[softly]
WE'LL SEE.

(McCoy)
CONGRATULATIONS.

FOR WHAT?

THE EXCELLENT JOB YOU DID

AS SAUL PICARD'S
DEFENSE ATTORNEY.

JUDGE BRADLEY CALLED ME.

JACK, I--

I TOLD HIM HE MUST BE MISTAKEN,
SINCE I ONLY HAVE

PROSECUTORS WORKING IN
THIS OFFICE.

AT LEAST I THOUGHT I DID...
UNTIL I GOT THIS.

WHO GAVE THIS TO YOU?

WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S IN IT.

FIVE YEARS AGO,

THE COPS RESPONDED TO
A DISTURBANCE CALL

IN YOUR APARTMENT.

YOU TOLD THE OFFICERS
IT WAS MISTAKE,

BUT IT ISN'T TRUE, IS IT?

MY FIANCEE CHARLIE,
HE ATTACKED ME.

HE WAS A SCHIZOPHRENIC
AND HE WAS OFF HIS MEDICATION.

WHEN THE POLICE SAW THE CUTS
AND BRUISES ON MY FACE AND NECK,

THEY WANTED TO ARREST CHARLIE.

BUT I THOUGHT
I COULD HELP HIM.

SO I IDENTIFIED MYSELF AS
AN A.D.A.

AND I BEGGED THEM NOT
TO TAKE HIM IN.

YOU ABUSED THE AUTHORITY
OF THIS OFFICE

FOR PERSONAL REASONS
BACK THEN?

JUST LIKE YOU'RE DOING NOW!

SICK PEOPLE LIKE SAUL PICARD
SHOULDN'T BE PUT TO DEATH.

THE LAST TIME I CHECKED,
THE SUPREME COURT STILL SAYS

YOU CAN'T EXECUTE A MENTALLY ILL
PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND WHAT--WHAT IF A JURY
FOUND HIM RESPONSIBLE

BECAUSE HE WAS LUCID
WHEN HE DECIDED

TO STOP TAKING
HIS MEDICATION?

THAT'S NOT YOUR PROBLEM.

THAT'S WHY HE HAS
A DEFENSE ATTORNEY.

NO DEFENSE ATTORNEY
COULD MAKE A JURY

SEE PAST WHAT HE DID
TO THOSE LITTLE GIRLS.

SO YOU WEREN'T ABOUT TO TAKE
A CHANCE HE'D BE CONVICTED?

BECAUSE HE BELONGS IN
A HOSPITAL,

NOT A PRISON CELL,
AND YOU KNOW IT.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I KNOW.

YOU'RE GOING TO STAY ON THIS
CASE THROUGH THE 7:30 HEARING,

AND YOU'RE GOING
TO BEHAVE YOURSELF.

BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T,
I'M NOT ONLY GOING TO FIRE YOU,

I'LL MAKE SURE THE BAR
YANKS YOUR LICENSE.

AND IF YOU DON'T THINK
I HAVE THE JUICE TO DO IT,

TRY ME.

[pouring liquid]

WHY DID YOU RAT ME OUT
TO THE D.A.?

BECAUSE YOU THREW THE CASE.

I HAD NO CHOICE

AFTER YOU SOLD OUT PICARD
TO THE FEDS.

LOOK, UH, CASEY.
I'M AS GUILTY AS YOU ARE.

YOU WERE RIGHT.

I WANTED REVENGE.

FOR ELLIOT.

IS HE OKAY?

HE'LL BE BACK TO WORK
NEXT WEEK.

HOW ABOUT PICARD?

THE JUDGE RULED HIM
INCOMPETENT.

LOUISIANA CAN'T TOUCH HIM NOW.

DO YOU THINK HE'LL EVER
GET BETTER?

I DON'T KNOW.

I THOUGHT CHARLIE
WOULD GET BETTER.

WHAT HAPPENED?

I GOT A CALL FROM THE MORGUE
ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO.

A JOHN DOE CLIPPED BY
A PASSING CAB.

NO I.D. ON HIM
BUT MY BUSINESS CARD.

IT WAS CHARLIE.

MAYBE HE'D BE ALIVE
IF I HADN'T MADE HIM LEAVE.

CASEY.

YOU HAD TO SAVE YOURSELF.

[phone beeps]

WHAT?

PICARD MADE A NOOSE
OUT OF HIS SHIRT

AND TRIED TO HANG HIMSELF
IN LOCK-UP.

AH.

HI.

MS. NOVAK.

CALL ME CASEY.

WHY ARE YOU HERE?

I HEARD YOU TRIED
TO HURT YOURSELF.

I'M NOT CRAZY.

I'M ON MY MEDICATION.

THAT'S GOOD.

I WANT TO DIE.

YOU SHOULD HAVE
LET THEM EXECUTE ME.

I'D RATHER BE DEAD
THAN LIVE WITH WHAT I'VE DONE.

YOU SEE, EVERY DAY...

I GET A LITTLE BETTER.

AND THE BETTER I GET...

THE WORSE I FEEL ABOUT
WHAT I DID TO THOSE GIRLS.

MAYBE ONE DAY YOU CAN
FORGIVE YOURSELF

WHEN YOU REALIZE...
IT WASN'T YOUR FAULT.

WASN'T IT?

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