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

The discovery of a lost boy leads detectives to a case involving the rape and murder of a nanny, and an automobile accident puts the lives of Stabler's wife and unborn child in jeopardy.

(male announcer)
IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM,

SEXUALLY BASED OFFENSES ARE
CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY HEINOUS.

IN NEW YORK CITY,
THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES

WHO INVESTIGATE
THESE VICIOUS FELONIES

ARE MEMBERS
OF AN ELITE SQUAD

KNOWN AS
THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.

(man)
HEY KID!
STOP!

HEY!

I SAID, STOP!

OH, MY GOD!
WHAT DID YOU DO TO HIM?



NOTHING.
I'M JUST TRYING TO HELP.

DID THAT MAN HURT YOU?

NO VISIBLE INJURIES
ON THE KID.

BLOOD'S NOT HIS.

VOUCHER THE CLOTH.
WE'LL RUN DNA.

HI, HOW YOU DOING?
MY NAME IS ELLIOT.

WHAT'S YOURS?

TOMMY.

HI, TOMMY.

WHAT'S YOUR LAST NAME?

HEY, WHAT'S YOUR MOM'S NAME?

MOMMY.

OKAY, I'LL TELL YOU WHAT,
BUDDY.

WE'RE GONNA GET YOU HOME,
OKAY?



I WANT MY DADDY!

OKAY, WE'RE GONNA FIND HIM.

WE'RE GONNA FIND HIM.

(Benson)
TOMMY'S BEEN LIKE THAT
FOR AN HOUR.

HE WILL NOT LET GO.

THE WHOLE TIME
AT THE HOSPITAL

HE SCREAMED IF ELLIOT
TRIED TO PUT HIM DOWN.

HE CHECK OUT OKAY?

MEDICALLY, BUT THERE'S NO
TELLING WHAT HE'S BEEN THROUGH

UNTIL WE FIND HIS FAMILY.

FIN, ANYTHING FROM
MISSING PERSONS?

NO KIDS TOMMY'S AGE
ARE MISSING IN THE TRI-STATE.

PATROL'S GOING DOOR TO DOOR,

BUT THERE'S OVER 600 APARTMENTS

ON THE BLOCK WHERE
WE FOUND HIM.

WELL HAVE THEM KEEP CANVASSING.

A THREE-YEAR-OLD CAN'T GET
TOO FAR WITHOUT SOMEBODY

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
RECOGNIZING HIM.

UNLESS HE DOESN'T LIVE THERE.

PERP COULD'VE SNATCHED TOMMY
FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE

AND DROPPED HIM OFF
ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE.

OR SOMEBODY KILLED
THE PARENTS

AND DIDN'T WANT TO HURT
THE KID SO THEY DROPPED HIM

AS FAR AWAY FROM THE CRIME SCENE
AS POSSIBLE.

THAT KID COULD BE FROM ANYWHERE.

I'LL CALL A BUDDY
FROM CHANNEL 10,

SEE IF WE CAN'T GET HIS PHOTO
ON THE AIR.

WELL WE CAN HAVE HIM
DO A LIVE STORY

AND REALLY MILK IT.

THINK IT'LL TRAUMATIZE
THE KID?

NOT IF ELLIOT
KEEPS HOLDING HIM.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE TOMMY,

PLEASE CALL THE NYPD TIP LINE

AT THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

THIS LITTLE BOY
NEEDS HIS FAMILY.

YOU COULDN'T BE MORE RIGHT,
DETECTIVE.

AND I HOPE ONE OF OUR VIEWERS
CAN HELP.

WE WILL KEEP YOU
UP TO DATE ON TOMMY,

THE BOY WITH NO LAST NAME.

FROM MANHATTAN SVU,
I'M JACKIE JUDD.

CRAGEN WANTS US
TO DROP TOMMY AT ACS

AND START RUNNING DOWN
LEADS.

I THINK THE KID'S
GONNA FREAK IF I LEAVE HIM.

WELL, WE CAN'T
TAKE HIM WITH US.

WELL, HAVE FIN AND LAKE
HELP YOU OUT.

I'LL STAY HERE
AND MAN THE PHONES.

OH, ELLIOT, HE'S SO EXHAUSTED.
HE NEEDS TO REST.

NOT TO MENTION A BATH
AND FRESH CLOTHES.

I'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT.

(Stabler)
IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME
SINCE WE DID THIS, HUH?

15 YEARS.

YOU READY TO DO IT
ALL OVER AGAIN?

STILL THINK IT'S A GIRL?

MM-HMM.

I HAVEN'T BEEN WRONG YET.

THAT'S TRUE.

BUT YOU REALLY WANT A BOY.

I WANT IT HEALTHY.

JUST WANT A HEALTHY BABY.

TELL THE TRUTH.

WELL, THE LITTLE GUY
IS CUTE.

I MEAN,
YOU GOT TO ADMIT THAT.

WE CAN'T KEEP HIM.

I KNOW.

(Muriel)
HE'S SUCH A GOOD BOY.

BUT I CAN'T SEEM
TO KEEP HIM IN THE HOUSE.

THERE HE IS.

OH! TOMMY!
THERE HE IS.

COME TO MAMA.

(Lake)
MA'AM, PLEASE.
TOMMY, TOMMY!

COME ON, MA'AM!
IT'S ME, TOMMY!

SWEETIE, WHAT'S WRONG?
CAN YOU GET HER OUT OF HERE?

DON'T YOU KNOW YOUR OWN MOTHER?
LET'S GO.

(Lake)
YOU HAVE TO GO NOW.

(Fin)
SHE SOUNDED LEGIT
ON THE PHONE.

I DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS
FROM PLANET ZERO.

RIGHT, ANYBODY MORE LOCAL?

DESK SERGEANT'S SETTING UP
ANOTHER ONE.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, UH...

HE'S NOT GONNA BE PART
OF IT.

WE'RE GONNA BE IN HERE.

IS TOMMY HERE?

WHERE'S MY SON?

SIR, CALM DOWN.
I'M DETECTIVE BENSON.

CAN YOU TELL ME YOUR NAME?

I'M JAKE KEEGAN.
I'M TOMMY'S FATHER.

AND WHY DIDN'T YOU REPORT HIM
MISSING?

I THOUGHT HE WAS AT HOME.

MY COUSIN SAID HE SAW HIM
ON THE NEWS--

WHERE IS TOMMY?
WHY CAN'T I SEE HIM?

SIR, CAN YOU JUST GIVE ME
ONE MINUTE?

YOU'RE WELCOME TO SIT DOWN HERE.

ELLIOT, CHECK OUT THE POSSIBLE
WITH ME.

YOU GOT IT.

HEY, TOMMY.

I WANT YOU TO JUMP
ON TO THAT TABLE.

OKAY?
GO.

HEY, LOOK OUT THE WINDOW.

YOU RECOGNIZE
ANYBODY?

DADDY!

YOU FINDED HIM!

DADDY!

TOMMY, HEY!

HOW'D YOU GO THREE BLOCKS

WITHOUT ANYBODY SEEING YOU?

I DON'T KNOW HOW
HE GOT THE DOOR OPEN.

SIR, HAVE YOU TRIED TO GET
IN CONTACT WITH YOUR WIFE?

YEAH, I CALLED LEAH AT HOME,

LEFT A MESSAGE ON HER CELL.

SHE DIDN'T ANSWER.

DID SOMETHING HAPPEN?

WHEN WE FOUND YOUR SON

HE HAD BLOOD ON HIS CLOTHES.

OH, GOD.
I GOTTA GO HOME.

OKAY, WE'LL GO WITH YOU.

AND YOUR SON,
HE SHOULD STAY HERE.

WE GOT A ROOM
HE CAN PLAY IN.

OKAY.

LEAH MUST'VE LEFT
THE DOOR UNLOCKED.

THAT EXPLAINS HOW TOMMY
GOT OUT.

LEAH!

THAT'S BLOOD.

WAIT OUTSIDE--
WAIT OUTSIDE.

I GOTTA FIND MY WIFE.

LEAH!

LEAH!

OH, GOD--NO.

I'M SORRY.

THERE'S NO PULSE.

THAT'S NOT MY WIFE.

DO YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS?

IT'S JODI, OUR NANNY.

BUT SHE WAS SUPPOSED
TO BE OFF TODAY.

SHE WAS RAPED
THEN BEATEN TO DEATH.

BASED ON THE LIVER TEMP,

I'D SAY TIME OF DEATH
WAS AROUND 11:00 THIS MORNING.

FORENSICS?

I FOUND FRESH SEMEN
ON THE COMFORTER

SO WE'VE GOT DNA.

GOTTA LOVE A PERP
WHO LEAVES A CALLING CARD.

SOME OLD STAINS TOO.

I'LL NEED JAKE KEEGAN'S DNA
TO EXCLUDE HIM.

WELL MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T
EXCLUDE HIM.

YOU THINK HE DID IT?

HE WOULD BE THE FIRST DAD

TRYING TO DIDDLE
THE BABYSITTER.

(Benson)
JAKE.

NEED TO ASK YOU
A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT JODI.

CAN THIS WAIT?
WE NEED TO LOOK FOR LEAH.

(Stabler)
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME
YOU SPOKE WITH YOUR WIFE?

THIS MORNING WHEN
I WENT TO WORK

SHE SAID SHE WAS GOING
TO BE HOME THE WHOLE DAY.

LEAH'S CREDIT CARD WAS USED
TO GAS UP

ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE
AT 12:30 PM.

DO YOU KNOW OF ANY REASON

WHY YOUR WIFE WOULD BE
IN JERSEY?

SECURITY CAMERA
AT THE TOLL BOOTH

SHOWS LEAH DRIVING WITH
A MAN IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

(Jake)
SHE MUST'VE BEEN KIDNAPPED.

IS THERE ANY WAY
WE CAN TRACE THE CAR?

WE DID.
IT'S YOURS.

LET'S GO!

(Stabler)
NO, YOU STAY HERE.

TOMMY NEEDS YOU.

WE'LL CALL WHEN WE HAVE
ANY NEWS.

COME ON, I'LL TAKE YOU BACK
TO THE STATION HOUSE.

THERE WAS A SECOND CHARGE
ON THE CARD

FOR A MOTEL ROOM
IN MORRISTOWN.

(man)
A GUY CHECKED IN ALONE.

HE WAS A YOUNG GUY,
KIND OF ROUGH-LOOKIN'.

OH, HERE IT IS,
ROOM EIGHT.

[screaming]

GIVE ME THE KEY.

[screaming]

(Stabler)
POLICE!

(Benson)
HANDS UP WHERE
WE CAN SEE 'EM!

WHAT THE HELL?

(Stabler)
SHOW ME YOUR HANDS,
ASSWIPE!

YOU'RE SAFE, LEAH.

SAFE?
WHO ARE YOU?

WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE THINK
YOU'RE DOING?

WAIT A MINUTE--
WAIT A MINUTE!

YOU KNOW THIS GUY?

YES, HE'S MY BOYFRIEND!

YES, HE'S MY BOYFRIEND!

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND.

I LOVE MY HUSBAND,
BUT HE'S A WORKAHOLIC.

I WAS LONELY.

MATT MADE ME FEEL
VERY SPECIAL.

[sobs]

I'VE GOT TO GET HOME
TO MY SON.

HOLD ON.

WE NEED TO TALK
ABOUT JODI.

LOOK, SHE'S A NICE KID.

A MORMON FROM UTAH.

I DON'T KNOW ANYONE
WHO'D WANT TO HURT HER.

END OF STORY.

LOOK, PLEASE CAN I GO HOME NOW?

YOU KNOW, IT WOULD'VE BEEN NICE

IF YOU WERE THIS CONCERNED
ABOUT TOMMY

BEFORE YOU RAN OFF
TO THAT MOTEL.

NOW YOU HAD JODI COME IN
ON HER DAY OFF SO THAT

YOU CAN GO AND SCREW
YOUR BOYFRIEND, RIGHT?

THAT'S IT--
I GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE--

LEAH, WE'RE LOOKING
FOR JODI'S KILLER.

NOW, YOU KNEW HER THE BEST

SO I NEED YOU
TO SIT BACK DOWN

AND ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS.

I'LL ANSWER YOURS

BUT I'M NOT TALKING
TO DETECTIVE DICK.

HOW DID YOU FIND JODI?

WE ADVERTISED IN THE PAPERS.

IN UTAH?

EVERYONE KNOWS
THAT MORMONS

MAKE THE BEST NANNIES.

THEY'RE FROM BIG FAMILIES,

THEY DON'T DRINK,
THEY DON'T SMOKE...

AND THEY SPEAK ENGLISH.

SO ASIDE FROM YOU
AND YOUR HUSBAND,

WHO ELSE HAD THE KEY
TO YOUR HOUSE?

JUST JODI.

WOULD SHE OPEN THE DOOR
TO A COMPLETE STRANGER?

NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.

UTAH'S A FAR DIFFERENT WORLD
THAN NEW YORK CITY.

SHE WAS FROM A SMALL TOWN

BUT SHE WASN'T NAIVE.

IT MUST'VE BEEN SOMEONE
SHE KNEW.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO?

I ONLY MET TWO FRIENDS.

THEY WERE MORMON NANNIES.

BECCA AND KIMBERLY.

THEY USED TO TAKE THE KIDS
TO THE PLAYGROUND TOGETHER.

(Becca)
OH, MY HECK.

THAT'S SO AWFUL.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
WHO KILLED HER?

NOT YET.

SHE MAKE ANY NEW FRIENDS HERE
IN THE CITY?

UM, A FEW GIRLS
AT RELIEF SOCIETY

BUT SHE SPENT MOST
OF HER FREE TIME WITH US.

WHAT ABOUT BOYS?

SHE WAS ENGAGED.

HER FIANCE PAUL WAS
ON HIS MISSION IN PERU.

DREW, BE CAREFUL.
DON'T SWING SO FAR OUT.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE.

WHEN OUR BOYFRIENDS GET HOME,

WE'LL GO BACK TO UTAH.

MUST BE HARD BEING
SO FAR AWAY.

(Benson)
WAS JODI LONELY?

IF YOU LADIES KNOW SOMETHING
YOU HAVE TO TELL US.

JODI WAS ACTING WEIRD
THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

SHE STARTED DRESSING DIFFERENT.

SHORT SKIRTS--
KIND OF SLUTTY.

AND THEN SHE STOPPED
COMING HERE TO MEET US.

YOU KNOW WHERE SHE WENT
INSTEAD?

NOWHERE--SHE WAS ON
THE KEEGANS' COMPUTER.

SHE SAID SHE MISSED PAUL.

SHE WANTED SOMEONE TO TALK TO.

EVER GO BEYOND TALKING?

WE STOPPED BY THE HOUSE
ONE DAY LAST WEEK

TO SEE IF SHE WANTED
TO TAKE TOMMY TO THE ZOO.

SOME MAN WAS COMING
OUT OF THE HOUSE

AND JODI WAS KISSING HIM.

THIS WEBSITE THAT SHE WENT ON,

YOU KNOW THE NAME OF IT?

(Benson)
MORALES DUMPED
THE KEEGAN'S COMPUTER

AND PULLED UP ALL OF JODI'S
FACEUNION ACTIVITY.

HOT YOUNG NANNY LOOKING
FOR GROWN-UP PLAYDATES.

SHE GOT A LOT OF EMAILS
FROM THREE GUYS.

ONE OF JODI'S PLAYMATES
IS TAYLOR BREVILLE,

A JUNIOR AT FAULKNER COLLEGE.

THEN THERE'S RAFAEL GARDNER,

ALSO KNOWN AS CASANOVA.

AND THE LAST ONE
CALLS HIMSELF JESSE JAMES.

KILLER NAME.

WHO IS HE REALLY?

AH, GILBERT MATTHEWS.

415 6TH AVENUE
IN THE VILLAGE.

(man)
I TALKED TO JODI ONLINE.

WE HOOKED UP A COUPLE
OF TIMES LAST MONTH,

BUT THEN I STOPPED
GOING OVER THERE.

WHY?

WE WERE GETTIN' BUSY

AND WHEN I CAME UP FOR AIR,

THIS LITTLE BOY
WAS WATCHING US.

SHE PUT HIM BACK TO BED
BUT IT CREEPED ME OUT,

SO I SPLIT
AND NEVER WENT BACK.

WHERE WERE YOU
YESTERDAY MORNING?

AT A MOTIVATIONAL SEMINAR
IN YONKERS.

PAID 250 BUCKS
TO HEAR DONALD TRUMP.

LOOKING FOR TAYLOR BREVILLE.

HE'S NOT HOME.

WHEN WILL HE BE HOME?
CHRISTMAS.

TAYLOR'S IN INDIA,
SEMESTER ABROAD.

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

SOMEONE'S BEEN USING
HIS FACEUNION ACCOUNT.

UGH...

CALEB,
GET YOUR BUTT OVER HERE!

HAVE YOU BEEN USING
TAYLOR'S COMPUTER AGAIN?

SORRY, MOM.

I TOOK HIS
INTERNET PRIVILEGES AWAY

AFTER I CAUGHT HIM
USING MY VISA CARD

TO PAY FOR HIS WARCRAFT
SUBSCRIPTION.

HE'S INCORRIGIBLE.

PLEASE, LOCK HIM UP.

(Fin)
YO, RAFAEL.

MAN, YOU NEED TO REALLY
UPDATE THIS PHOTO.

TALK ABOUT BAIT AND SWITCH.

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
THAT'S ME.

YEAH, 30 YEARS AGO.

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

JODI SIMMONS.

YOU BEEN CHATTIN' WITH HER
ON THE INTERNET.

YOU EVER MEET HER
FACE-TO-FACE?

YEAH.

WE HAD A VERY FULFILLING
RELATIONSHIP

ON THE INTERNET,

AND THEN SHE WANTED MORE.

YOU BANG HER, CASANOVA?

IF YOU MEAN
WERE WE INTIMATE, YES.

ANYTHING ELSE?

YEAH, ONE MORE THING.

DID YOU KILL HER?

WHAT?

YOU'RE SAYING SHE'S DEAD?

SHE WAS MURDERED YESTERDAY.

WHEN DID THIS INTIMACY THING
HAPPEN?

WE GOT DNA FROM THE BODY.

IS IT GONNA MATCH YOURS?

WE HAD SEX
AND THEN I LEFT.

I WOULD NEVER HURT HER.

WE WERE PASSIONATELY IN LOVE.

MAYBE YOUR PASSION
GOT OUT OF HAND.

I'LL SAY.

36 EMAILS IN EIGHT DAYS?

"MY DARLING,

"I WILL MAKE YOU FEEL
LIKE A REAL WOMAN.

YOUR SOUL WILL MELT
WITH MY HOT KISS."

THAT'S QUITE A CLAIM
YOU'RE MAKING.

WHAT CAN I SAY?

I KNOW WHAT WOMEN WANT.

BUT JODI JUST WANTED
A HOOK-UP.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.

YOU WEREN'T HER ONLY PLAYMATE.

THESE ARE JUST A COUPLE
OF GUYS

SHE WAS BONIN' WHEN
SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH YOU.

JODI WROTE TO GILBERT

THAT HIS PICTURE MADE HER HOT

AND SHE WANTED TO RIP OFF
TAYLOR'S UNDERWEAR

WITH HER TEETH.

YOU'RE LYING.

SHE LOVED ME.

SHE'S INTO YOUNG HOT GUYS.
NOT YOU, GRAMPS.

I'M NOT OLD!

(Benson)
I KNOW THAT, RAFAEL.

BUT YOUNG WOMEN LIKE JODI,

THEY'RE FOOLISH.

SHE SHOULD'VE SEEN
THAT YOUR LOVE WAS REAL.

HEY...

SHE WAS LUCKY TO HAVE YOU.

SHE LED ME ON, YOU KNOW?

SHE SAID SHE WANTED ME.

OF COURSE SHE DID.

AND YOU BELIEVED HER.

SO YOU WENT OVER
TO HER HOUSE TO SEE HER

AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?

SHE LAUGHED AT ME.

SHE SLAMMED THE DOOR
IN MY FACE.

I PUSHED MY WAY IN.

I WAS SO MAD.

I LOST CONTROL.
I DON'T--

NEXT THING I REMEMBER...

THE LITTLE BOY CAME IN...

AND HE'S CRYING

AND I SEE WHAT I HAD DONE AND...

I RAN.

I COULD'VE MADE HER SO HAPPY.

SHE WOULDN'T EVEN
GIVE ME A CHANCE.

ALL SHE COULD SEE
WAS MY AGE.

PERFECT TIMING.

GET A LITTLE DNA SAMPLE
FROM OUR BUDDY IN THERE.

ICING ON THE CAKE.

BE HAPPY TO TAKE A SWAB.

I'M SURE IT'LL MATCH
THE SEMEN ON THE SHEETS.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHY I'M HERE.

OKAY, WHAT'S UP?

YOU HAD EMS VOUCHER
THE BLOOD ON TOMMY.

IT WA FROM JODI.

FIGURED.

BET YOU DIDN'T FIGURE THIS.

I TOOK DNA FROM JAKE KEEGAN.

I ALSO TOOK A SWAB
FROM TOMMY KEEGAN

TO PROVE THAT THE BLOOD
ON HIS FACE

AND CLOTHES WASN'T HIS.

THEY DON'T SHARE
ANY COMMON ALLELES.

JAKE'S NOT TOMMY'S FATHER.

HE HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW.

IT'S NOT OUR PLACE
TO TELL HIM.

JAKE IS RAISING A CHILD
THAT ISN'T BIOLOGICALLY HIS.

HE'S MARRIED TO A WOMAN
WHO'S BEING UNFAITHFUL.

YOU THINK THAT IGNORANCE
IS BLISS?

FIRST OF ALL,
TOMMY IS HIS SON.

AND JAKE IS THE ONLY FATHER
HE'S EVER KNOWN.

NOW THEY LOVE EACH OTHER.

WHY DO YOU WANT
TO MESS WITH THAT?

BECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIR
TO JAKE OR TOMMY.

IF LEAH KEEGAN WANTS
TO TELL HER HUSBAND

THAT TOMMY'S NOT HIS,

THAT'S HER CHOICE,
NOT OURS.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
TOMMY'S NOT MY SON?

YOU KNOW, LEAH AND I HAD
SOME BAD TIMES TOGETHER.

BUT I STAYED...

FOR TOMMY.

AND NOW HE'S NOT MY KID.

I'M SORRY YOU FOUND OUT
THIS WAY.

I DON'T KNOW,

IS THERE A GOOD WAY
TO FIND OUT

THAT YOUR SON
ISN'T YOUR CHILD?

I USED TO SEE MYSELF
IN HIS FACE.

YOU LOOK HAPPY.
WHEN WAS THIS?

I JUST RENTED THIS PLACE
OUT AT NORTH FORK.

GREAT FISHING.

TOMMY AND I WOULD JUST...

SPEND THE WHOLE DAY TOGETHER
OUT ON THE DOCK.

YOU KNOW, HE'D LOOK AT ME
WITH THIS...

THIS LOVE IN HIS EYES.

THAT WAS THE BEST WEEK
OF MY LIFE.

WHEN I GOT BACK I PUT
AN OFFER IN ON THE PLACE.

THE DEAL JUST CAME THROUGH
LAST WEEK.

I WAS GONNA GET TOMMY

A LITTLE ROD AND REEL
FOR CHRISTMAS.

LOOK, IT DOESN'T MEAN
THAT YOU LOVE HIM LESS.

WHAT HAPPENS...

WHEN HE GETS OLDER?

ALL HE WANTS
IS HIS REAL FATHER.

THERE ARE PLENTY
OF ADOPTED KIDS

THAT DON'T CARE ABOUT
THEIR BIOLOGICAL PARENTS.

EVEN THE ONES THAT DO...

I DIDN'T ADOPT HIM.

I WATCHED MY WIFE
GIVE BIRTH TO HIM.

I CUT THE UMBILICAL CORD.

HE WAS MINE!

HE STILL IS.

YOU MUST HAVE KIDS.

YEAH.

WHAT IF YOU FOUND OUT

THAT ONE OF 'EM WASN'T YOURS

AFTER ALL THE YEARS
OF HUGGING THEM,

AND HOLDING THEIR HANDS.

YOU KNOW, WIPING THEIR TEARS.

HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?

I HAVE A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT
TOMORROW

BUT MY CAR IS STILL
IN THE SHOP.

MM-HMM.

SO I GUESS I'LL RIDE
MY BIKE.

OKAY.

YOU'RE NOT LISTENING
TO ME.

SORRY?

MY APPOINTMENT TOMORROW.

YEAH, I'LL TAKE YOU.

OKAY.

HEY, WHEN WE WERE SEPARATED,

DID YOU SEE ANYONE?

DID YOU?

YEAH.

[cell phone rings]

DID YOU?

YEAH.

WHO?

I WENT OUT ON
A COUPLE OF DATES.

NO ONE YOU KNOW.

DID YOU SLEEP WITH HIM?

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION.

WHAT IS THE POINT
OF ALL THIS, ELLIOT?

ARE YOU ASKING ME
IF THIS IS YOUR CHILD?

[cell phone rings]

YEAH, LIV.

(Stabler)
OKAY, SO IF THE OFFICERS
LET YOU GO,

YOU TWO GONNA START
ACTING LIKE GROWN-UPS?

OKAY.

YEAH, ALL RIGHT.

WE GOT IT.
THANKS, GUYS.

WHAT HAPPENED?

MATT SHOWED UP
AND WANTED TO SEE TOMMY.

HE'S THE FATHER.

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAYS.

IT HAS TO BE MATT.

HE'S THE ONLY OTHER MAN
I'VE BEEN WITH.

I DOUBT THAT.

THIS BITCH CHEATED ON ME.

SHE CHEATED ON YOU.

DON'T TALK ABOUT LEAH
THAT WAY!

WE'RE IN LOVE.

AND WE HAVE BEEN
FOR YEARS.

SHE WAS GONNA ASK YOU
FOR A DIVORCE.

(Jake)
WHEN?
AFTER SHE SPENT ALL MY MONEY?

JAKE, PLEASE!

WHERE'D YOU GET YOUR CLOTHES,
HUH?

THE GAP'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH
FOR THIS WHORE.

SHE NEEDS PRADA AND PUCCI.

YOU EVEN HAVE A JOB?

I'M AN ACTOR.

YOU MEAN YOU'RE A WAITER!

I CAN TAKE CARE OF LEAH!

YOU CAN'T AFFORD HER!

SHE SPENDS MORE MONEY
ON SHOES

THAN YOU MAKE IN A WHOLE YEAR!

AT LEAST I SPEND TIME
WITH HER!

THIS LOSER IS SCREWING MY WIFE
AND I'M PAYING FOR IT.

HEY! HOLD ON!
STOP IT!

YOU'RE NOT GETTING
MY SON!
STOP IT!

OKAY, THAT'S ENOUGH.
LET GO.

(Tommy)
DADDY.

TOMMY, IT'S OKAY.
JUST GO BACK TO BED.

DID YOU HAVE
A BAD DREAM?

DON'T TALK TO MY SON!

YOUR SON?

STOP IT!

NOT IN FRONT OF TOMMY.

COME ON, SWEETIE.
I'LL TUCK YOU IN.

(Matt)
ARREST THIS SON OF A BITCH.

HE ASSAULTED ME.

HE TRIED TO TAKE MY KID.
ARREST HIM!

WE'RE GONNA TAKE YOU BOTH IN.

WHAT A MESS.

IT'S GONNA GET WORSE.

YEAH, HOW SO?

SINCE JAKE AND LEAH
WERE MARRIED

WHEN TOMMY WAS BORN,

THE DOCTRINE OF PRESUMPTIVE
PATERNITY

MEANS THAT TOMMY
IS JAKE'S CHILD

IN THE EYES OF THE LAW.

WHAT ABOUT MATT?
HE'S THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER.

OH, IT DOESN'T MATTER.

LEGALLY,
JAKE IS TOMMY'S FATHER.

MATT DOESN'T HAVE ANY RIGHTS,

NOT EVEN FOR VISITATION.

IF JAKE AND LEAH
GET DIVORCED?

IT DOESN'T CHANGE ANYTHING.

JAKE'S GONNA HAVE TO PAY
CHILD SUPPORT

FOR TOMMY AND ALIMONY TO LEAH.

SO LET'S SAY MATT AND LEAH
LIVE TOGETHER.

JAKE'S MONEY WILL BE FOOTING
THE BILL?

YEAH.

THE LAW LOOKS AT WHAT'S BEST
FOR THE CHILD.

SO EVEN IF A WOMAN
TRICKS A MAN INTO FATHERHOOD

BY SECRETLY STOPPING
HER BIRTH CONTROL PILLS

OR PUTTING A HOLE
IN THE CONDOM,

THAT MAN IS STILL RESPONSIBLE
FOR THAT CHILD.

SO LEAH LIES TO JAKE,

SHE DOESN'T GET PUNISHED,

BUT HE SUFFERS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

WITH THE CROSS-COMPLAINT?

WELL THEY BOTH THREW
A FEW PUNCHES

AND TOOK A FEW HITS.

IT'S A PUSH.
CUT 'EM LOOSE.

[distant dog barks]

FAMILY COURT JUST CALLED.

MATT KRAMER FILED FOR CUSTODY
OF TOMMY.

POOR JAKE.

DOESN'T MATT DESERVE
A CHANCE TO KNOW HIS KID?

TOMMY'S NOT HIS KID.

BIOLOGICALLY HE IS.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY,

TOMMY HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW
WHERE HE CAME FROM.

IT'S NOT FOR US TO DECIDE.

JUDGE WANTS BOTH OF YOU
AT FAMILY COURT

FOR AN EMERGENCY HEARING.

I GOTTA PICK UP KATHY,

BRING HER TO THE O.B.
FOR A CHECK-UP.

ELLIOT.
YEAH.

WHAT'S TOMMY DOING HERE?

WHEN I RAN INTO JAKE
DOWNSTAIRS,

HE SAID HE WAS DOUBLE-PARKED.

ASKED IF I COULD BRING
TOMMY UPSTAIRS

FOR HIS APPOINTMENT.

I DON'T HAVE AN APPOINTMENT
WITH HIM.

TOMMY, WHY'D YOUR DAD
BRING YOU HERE?

DADDY WENT AWAY.

WHERE'S YOUR MOM?

MOMMY WENT AWAY TOO,

LIKE JODI.

(Benson)
LEAH, JAKE,

IT'S DETECTIVE BENSON
AND STABLER.

SHE'S GONE.

AH, DAMN IT, JAKE.

TOMMY DID SAY HIS FATHER
WENT AWAY TOO.

YOU THINKING MURDER-SUICIDE?

YEAH.

SO WHERE'S JAKE?

THE LAKE HOUSE.

IT'S ON THE NORTH FORKS.

IT'S ABOUT TWO, THREE-HOUR
DRIVE FROM HERE.

JAKE DROPPED TOMMY OFF
A HALF HOUR AGO.

I'LL CALL THE LOCAL SHERIFF
TO WATCH THE HOUSE.

I'M HEADING UP THERE.

HEY, HEY--

WHAT ABOUT KATHY'S APPOINTMENT?

I FORGOT.

I'LL TAKE HER.

[siren wailing]

YOU STABLER?

I CALL YOU TOO LATE?

WHAT, THE AMBULANCE?

NO, THAT WAS FOR
ONE OF MY BOYS.

STEPPED IN A GOPHER HOLE,
BROKE HIS LEG.

WE GOT YOUR GUY
RIGHT OUT BACK HERE.

HE HAD A GUN,

BUT MY BOYS TACKLED HIM.

(Stabler)
CAN I TALK TO HIM?

BE MY GUEST.

HE'S YOUR PRISONER.

[distant train whistle ringing]

YOU'RE RIGHT.

ABOUT WHAT?

ABOUT TOMMY.

I WAS UP ALL LAST NIGHT
JUST WATCHING HIM...

SLEEP.

HE'S MY SON.

SO THEN WHY'D YOU DO IT,
JAKE?

LEAH TOLD ME SHE WANTED
A DIVORCE.

AND MATT FILED FOR CUSTODY.

I WAS GONNA LOSE TOMMY.

I BEGGED HER NOT TO TAKE HIM
AWAY.

SHE LAUGHED AT ME.

I SNAPPED.

MAN, I KNEW TOMMY WOULD HATE ME.

I COULDN'T LIVE WITH THAT.

SO YOU CAME HERE TO DIE.

[cell phone rings]

WHAT DO YOU GOT?

IS JAKE KEEGAN IN CUSTODY?

[Stabler on phone]
YEAH, YOU GET KATHY?

PICKED HER UP
RIGHT ON TIME.

UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE.

YEAH, OKAY, WELL

CALL ME, TELL ME WHAT
THE DOCTOR SAYS, OKAY?

I WILL.
LOVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU TOO.

LIV, THANKS.

NO PROBLEM.

[tires screeching,
glass shattering]

[car alarm ringing]

KATHY!

KATHY?
KATHY?

[breathing heavily]

SVU PORTABLE TO CENTRAL.

[woman on radio]
GO AHEAD, SVU PORTABLE.

53 AT 151 AND MCCOMBS.

THE VICTIM IS A PREGNANT WIFE
OF AN M.O.S.

RUSH A BUS
AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

10-4.

(Benson)
ADVISE FIRE DEPARTMENT
THAT THE VICTIM

IS PINNED.

KATHY.

COPY THAT.
EMS IS EN ROUTE.

OH, GOD.

[grunts]

[sirens wailing]

(Benson)
HURRY!
PLEASE HURRY!

WE NEED TO CHECK YOU OUT.

NO, I'M NOT HURT.

YOU COULD HAVE
A SPINAL INJURY.

NO, NO--
REALLY, I'M FINE.

YOU SHOULD GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME!
PLEASE HELP HER!

JACKSON!

YOU'VE GOTTA GET INSIDE THERE.
PLEASE HURRY!

(captain)
YOU'RE GONNA HAVE
TO STAY BACK.

WE'VE GOT A LOADED BAG,
CAP!

YOU CAN'T GO ANY CLOSER.
THAT'S MY PARTNER'S WIFE.

THE PASSENGER AIRBAG
DIDN'T DEPLOY.

IT NEEDS TO BE DEACTIVATED
BEFORE ANYBODY CAN GO IN THERE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT.

SHE'S PREGNANT AND THE BABY
COULD BE IN DISTRESS.

(captain)
I'M NOT GONNA GET
ANYBODY KILLED HERE

IF THAT BAG BLOWS UP.

HOW'S THE OTHER DRIVER?

(captain)
JUST A SCRATCH.

CAR REEKS OF BOOZE.

(man)
WIPE THE TIRES
AND STABILIZE THE VEHICLE.

BAG'S DEAD!

(man)
BATTERY'S GOOD!

[tires hissing]

LEGS ARE ENCASED--
WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO CUT HER OUT.

WHY CAN'T YOU USE
THE JAWS OF LIFE?

THEY WILL BUT THEY--

THEY GOTTA STABILIZE
HER HEAD AND NECK

BEFORE WE CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE.

HEART RATE'S UP.

IT'S NOT ENOUGH ROOM
TO GET HER B.P.

AND SHE'S STILL UNCONSCIOUS.

WHAT ABOUT THE BABY?

I CAN'T TELL.

ACCESS IS PRETTY TIGHT
OVER THERE.

I GOT OUT,
I CAN GET BACK IN.

(Jackson)
WATCH YOUR HEAD.

WATCH IT.
LET ME HELP YOU.

WATCH YOURSELF--
WATCH YOUR HEAD.

GOOD.

YOU GOTTA CUT THE ROOF.

ALL RIGHT, GO--
LET'S DO IT.
OKAY, LISTEN TO ME.

PLACE ONE HAND
ON EITHER SIDE OF HER HEAD

AND HOLD HER NECK STEADY.

OKAY.

(Jackson)
GOOD.

[moaning]

SHE'S WAKING UP.

KATHY, HONEY.

KATHY, TRY NOT TO MOVE.
OLIVIA?

TRY NOT TO MOVE,
OKAY?

TRY NOT TO MOVE.
WHAT HAPPENED?

WE WERE IN AN ACCIDENT,

BUT EVERYTHING'S OKAY

AND WE'RE GONNA
GET YOU OUT OF HERE, OKAY?

HURRY!

MY WATER BROKE.

OH...

[Kathy moaning]

[siren wailing]

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

THERE'S BEEN AN ACCIDENT.

WHO?

I'LL TELL YOU ON THE WAY.

DEPARTMENT CHOPPER'S
WAITING ON US

AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

WHAT HAPPENED?

I NEED YOU TO FIT THIS
AROUND HER NECK.

THE CHIN GOES HERE.

I'M GONNA PUT THIS
AROUND YOUR NECK, OKAY?

[moaning]

SORRY--SORRY, SORRY,
SORRY.

[moaning]
IT'S A CONTRACTION!

OH, GOD!

SWEETIE, PUT YOUR HEAD BACK.

DON'T MOVE, OKAY?

THERE YOU GO.

GOOD WORK.
NOW KEEP YOUR HANDS ON HER.

KEEP HER STEADY.

YOU'RE DOING GREAT, OKAY?

KATHY?

KATHY, HONEY?
KATHY?

UH...

[whispers]
LOOK.

(Jackson)
BLOOD.

SHE NEEDS FLUIDS.

GET ME AN IV KIT!
GOT IT.

YOU GOTTA GET
THE IV IN.

I'LL TALK YOU THROUGH THIS.

FIND THE BIGGEST VEIN YOU CAN
IN HER ARM.

(Benson)
OKAY.

I DON'T FEEL ANYTHING.

SHE'S TOO DEHYDRATED
JUST LOOK FOR THE BLUE.

OKAY.

OKAY, I GOT ONE.

NOW TAKE THE NEEDLE
AND SLIDE IT IN

PARALLEL TO HER ARM

TOWARDS YOU.

WHEN YOU SEE A FLASH
OF BLOOD, YOU GOT IT.

I DON'T SEE BLOOD.

WELL PUSH HARDER.

I SEE BLOOD.
I'M IN.

NOW PULL OUT THE NEEDLE

OKAY.

TAPE IT.

OKAY.

OKAY, HOOK UP THE TUBING.

IT'S CONNECTED.

NOW SQUEEZE THE BAG.

[muttering]
ONE...TWO...

ONE...

OKAY...

ONE...

TWO...

OKAY.

SHE'S BACK.

NICE WORK.

KATHY, YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

[whimpering]

ALL RIGHT, MA'AM.
MA'AM.

WE'RE GONNA NEED TO TAKE OFF
THE ROOF.

NOW THERE'S GONNA BE
A LOT OF NOISE,

BUT YOU'RE NOT IN ANY DANGER.

HERE, TAKE THIS COAT.

PUT IT OVER HER FACE.

[moaning]

[compressor rumbling]

(man)
OKAY, WE'RE THROUGH.

[Kathy crying]

(Benson)
YOU'RE OKAY.

[crying]

KATHY, YOU OKAY?

ARE YOU OKAY, KATHY?

[wailing]

OH, I'M HAVING ANOTHER
CONTRACTION!

KATHY, YOU'RE DOING GREAT.
YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

HER CONTRACTIONS ARE COMING
EVERY THREE MINUTES.

THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO.

LOOK, YOU NEED TO GIVE HER
SOMETHING

TO SLOW DOWN THE LABOR.

WE DON'T CARRY THOSE DRUGS
ON BOARD.

OLIVIA!
OLIVIA.

ELLIOT'S ON THE LINE.

HERE.

HERE.

EL...

[Stabler on phone]
HEY, I'M HERE, BABE.

YOU DOIN' ALL RIGHT?

YEAH, OLIVIA'S TAKING
REALLY GOOD CARE OF ME.

LISTEN, I'M ON MY WAY.

WE'RE TAKING A CHOPPER.
I'LL BE WITH YOU SOON.

I LOVE YOU.

I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

I LOVE YOU!

I LOVE YOU TOO.

(man)
OKAY, CAP.

(captain)
ALL RIGHT, WE'RE READY NOW.

NOW JUST TRY AND STAY STILL,
MA'AM.

[Kathy whimpering]

THIS BABY IS COMING NOW!
I CAN'T HELP IT!

MY LEGS!

AND WE'RE GONNA GET YOU
OUT OF HERE.

WE'RE GONNA GET YOU OUT.

ALL RIGHT,
WE'RE READY TO GO.

[metal crunching]

OH, THEY'RE GETTING STRONGER!

[groans]

NOW SQUEEZE MY HAND.

YOU'RE GONNA SQUEEZE MY HAND

AND YOU'RE NOT GONNA LET GO,
OKAY?

WE ARE GONNA DO THIS.

WE'RE GONNA GET YOU OUT
IN TWO SECONDS NOW.

OKAY, KATHY...
HANG IN THERE.

YOU'RE DOING GREAT.
YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

HANG IN THERE, HONEY.

[motor rumbling]

ALMOST THERE, HONEY.
ALMOST THERE.

[Kathy whimpering]

THERE YOU GO.

(captain)
OKAY, LEGS ARE FREE.

I'M GONNA NEED YOU
TO EXIT THE VEHICLE

SO WE CAN GET THE LONG
SPINE BOARD IN HERE, ALL RIGHT?

NO, OLIVIA,
DON'T LEAVE ME.

SWEETHEART, I'M GONNA BE
RIGHT HERE.

I'M GONNA BE RIGHT NEXT
TO YOU.

[whimpering]

(Benson)
YOU'RE GONNA BE OKAY.

YOU GOT HER?
COME ON, COME ON.

OH!

OOH. OOH.

(captain)
NICE AND EASY, GUYS.

NOW MA'AM,

I'M GONNA LEAN YOU FORWARD
JUST A LITTLE BIT, OKAY?

THERE WE GO.
NICE AND SLOW.

GOOD, GOOD.
YOU GOT HER?

[Kathy crying]

ALL RIGHT, SHE'S OUT.

(EMT)
STRAP HER IN, GUYS.
TAKE IT EASY.

NICE AND EASY.
BE GENTLE.

OKAY, HONEY.

WE'RE ALMOST THERE.
ALL RIGHT, TAKE IT EASY.

(captain)
ARE WE READY?

ALL RIGHT, IT'S ALMOST OVER.
JUST TRY TO STAY STILL, OKAY?

(Jackson)
ALL RIGHT, ON THREE.

ONE...TWO...THREE.

EASY, GUYS.
EASY, EASY.

ALL RIGHT,
BRING HER DOWN SLOW.

BRING HER DOWN SLOW.

I'M RIGHT HERE, KATHY.

I GOT IT.
LET'S GET HER TO THE BUS.

I'M RIGHT HERE, HONEY.
COME ON, LET'S GO.

I'M RIGHT HERE.
I'M RIGHT HERE.

(Benson)
YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

[whimpering loudly]

SHE'S LOST A LOT OF BLOOD.

PATROL IS HOLDING TRAFFIC
AT EVERY CROSS STREET

BETWEEN HERE AND MERCY.

YOU'LL BE TO THE HOSPITAL
IN TEN MINUTES!

[whimpering]

TRY TO STAY STILL.

THIS BABY IS COMING NOW!

JUST HOLD ON TEN MINUTES.

I CAN'T!

GO!

UNBUCKLE HER.

[groans]

SHH, KATHY,
I'M RIGHT HERE.

[heart monitor beeping]

WE HAVE TO KEEP
HER AIRWAY CLEAR.

SHE'S FULLY DILATED

AND THE BABY'S CROWNING.

GET BEHIND HER AND LET HER
PUSH AGAINST YOU.

OKAY.

I'M RIGHT HERE.
I'M RIGHT HERE.

I'M RIGHT HERE.

OKAY, PUSH!

[grunting]

YOU'RE DOING GREAT, KATHY.

YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

OKAY, I CAN SEE THE HEAD.

I CAN SEE THE HEAD!

YOU'RE DOING GREAT.
YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

BREATHE.
COME ON, BREATHE.

OKAY...

PUSH!

[grunting and sputtering]

THAT'S IT, BABY.
KEEP PUSHING.

[screaming]

(Benson)
THE SHOULDERS ARE ALMOST OUT,
HONEY!

(Jackson)
PUSH!

(Benson)
ONE MORE PUSH!
ONE MORE PUSH!

OKAY.
OKAY.

[straining]

[siren wailing]

GOOD--GOOD GIRL!

GOOD GIRL!

[screaming]
(Jackson)
THAT'S IT!

HEY, THAT'S IT!

BABY'S OUT!

[baby crying]

IT'S A BOY!

IT'S A BOY!

[Kathy giggling, relieved]

WE DID IT,
WE DID IT.

(Benson)
YOU DID IT, YOU DID IT.

YOU DID IT.

[baby continues crying]

KATHY...

KATHY...

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

(Jackson)
HER B.P.'S CRASHING.

SHE NEEDS O2
AND MORE FLUIDS.

CALL IT IN.

KEEP THE BABY WARM.

[woman over radio]

(man)
PROCEED. PATIENT IS CODING.

PLEASE ADVISE.

[woman over P.A.]
...PROCEED WITH FULL CODE
PROTOCOL.

[indistinct]

[woman over P.A.]
TRAUMA ROUTE 3,
STANDING BY.

(man)
COPY THAT.
TRAUMA ROUTE 3.

[machine continues beeping]

[sirens wailing]

ELLIOT!

IT'S A BOY.

[baby murmuring]

HEY LITTLE MAN,
WELCOME TO THE WORLD.

I'M YOUR DADDY.

YOU ARE HIS FATHER.

I KNOW.

HOW'S THE BABY?

[sighs]

GREAT.

PICK A NAME?

KATHY WANTS TO NAME HIM
AFTER ME.

JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS,
ANOTHER ELLIOT STABLER.

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