NYPD Blue (1993–2005): Season 3, Episode 16 - Girl Talk - full transcript

A detective from another precinct, Martina Escobar, joins Simone and Sipowicz with their investigation of a rapist/murderer who is throwing small children from the tops of buildings. ...

[ Simone ]
[ Siren Wailing ]

‐ Hey. What do we got?
‐ Ah. Little girl
went off the roof.

Uh, I think she hit
the bracket on the way down.

‐ Got a name on her?
‐ Yeah. Miriam De Guzman.

The mother's over here.

Guess we should let her
look at the body.
Let Andy take a look first.

‐ [ Medavoy Exhales Sharply ]
‐ [ Simone ]

Oh, that‐‐ that
little girl's, uh‐‐
She's the same age as my Katie.

She's got ligature marks.
There's semen all over
her dress.

Bastard raped and strangled
this girl before he tossed her.

[ Medavoy ]
Andy, I'm gonna take
a look upstairs.

‐ Be back in a few minutes
to talk to these people.
‐ Okay.

I'm sorry, ma'am.

Mrs. De Guzman.

I'm Detective Simone.
I'm with the New York City
Police Department.

That's Detective Sipowicz
over there. We're very sorry
for your loss, ma'am.

I want to see her.
We'll let you see Miriam
in just a minute.

We have to ask you
a few questions though.

I sent her to the corner
to get notebook paper
for her homework,

and then a few minutes later
all these people
were in the street yelling.

I didn't think it was Miriam.

Why would she be on the roof?

When Miriam left the apartment
to go to the store, did you see
anybody outside in the hall?

[ Sipowicz ]
You didn't hear anything?

What would I have heard?
What we're trying to get to,
Mrs. De Guzman‐‐ that...

it doesn't look like
Miriam's fall
was an accident.

‐ What?
‐ We're thinkin' maybe
she was thrown or‐‐ or pushed.

You think somebody killed her?

We think it's possible.

So this person was
in the building,

and to get to the roof
he‐‐ he took her by the door
of my apartment?

My daughter got carried
past my apartment
with me inside?

[ Speaking Spanish ]

Let me see my daughter.

All right. Come on.
Come on.

[ Sobbing ]

Andy. I thought you'd want
to talk to this guy.

The guy's got something.
But he'll tell you.

Uh, Greg found something
on top of the stairwell.

We're gonna go
take some Polaroids
before we bring it down.

Thanks. Come on.

What's your name?
Farr. Phil Farr.

I didn't see nobody.
But I heard somethin'.

What'd you hear?
I'm practicing
to be a deejay, right?

So I'm in my apartment,
I'm doing my riff,

and I hear the kid scream
goin' down the window.

I mean, she went
right by my window.
I got it on tape right here.

[ Farr On Tape ]
Rockin' down and around with
the Farr man. Fast Phil Farr.

I'll take the‐‐
[ Girl Screams ]


How about that?
We're gonna need this tape.

H‐‐ Wait. That's my property.
You'll get your property back
when we're done with it.

Come on. That's worth
something to me, man. Some
station's gonna pick that up.

Call the 15th Squad about
your tape in a little while.

Look. That's gonna
get me some exposure.

Don't say nothin' more
to me right now.

[ Sobbing ]

[ Martinez ]
So, when did
this happen, Miss McLeary?

Last night.
Last night.

Um‐‐ Excuse me one second.

Hey, Diane.

‐ I'm catchin'. Could you
give me a hand with somethin'?
‐ Sure.

Woman says she's been raped.
What's her name?

Uh, Farrell McLeary.

Miss McLeary, this is
Detective Russell.

I thought you might be more
comfortable talkin' with her.

Somebody raped me
last night.

Why don't we go in here
and talk about it?

Do you mind
if Detective Martinez
comes with us?


My name's Diane, Farrell.
Would you like to sit down?

[ Door Closes ]

All right. Why don't you
just tell us what happened.

Last night I went to
this bar. The Ticktock Grill
over on East Seventh.

And I met this guy.
He seemed pretty nice.

And we were having some drinks
and getting along,
you know. So...

he said that he would
walk me home.

He said his name was
Mark... Drennan.

He said he was a...
English teacher...

for some high school uptown.

What time did you
and Mr. Drennan leave this bar?

10:00 maybe.
We got to my building,
and he‐‐

This guy seemed
like a good guy.

So I asked him
if he wanted to come up
and have a drink.

So you asked him up.

And I let him
kiss me some.

And then he started to‐‐

He was pushing his hands
up under my skirt,

and I told him that
I didn't want to do that.

But he wouldn't stop.
And so I‐‐

I tried to
get away from him,

but he pushed me
onto the floor,

and then he‐‐
he got on top of me,

and he‐‐

I‐‐ I know
this is hard, Farrell.

You need to be
real specific about
what happened.

He entered me.

He‐‐ He raped me.

Did he ejaculate?


Did you resist,
or did you feel
you'd be safer to cooperate?

I tried to scream,
but he kept kissing me
so I couldn't.

Do you remember if you
hit him or scratched him?

I don't remember

Did he hit you?

No. No, he didn't
hit me,

but he raped me.

I have bruises on my hips
where he held me down.

What did you do
after this happened?

I locked myself
in the bathroom
till about an hour ago.

Did you bathe or shower?

Took me 12 hours
to get myself out of
the bathroom,

but I knew enough
not to do that.
Well, good.

If it's all right
with you, Farrell,

uh, we'd like to take
Polaroids of the bruises...

and then send you over
to St. Vincent's,
have a doctor look at you.

There you go.

Mark Drennan.
That's the man's name?

‐ Yes.
‐ I'm gonna go run him
through B.C.I. All right?

[ Door Opens ]
I am so ashamed.

I asked this man
into my home.

Would you show me the bruises,
and I'll take the pictures?

I'll stand over here
by the door so no one
can come in.

Could you come forward a bit?

Medavoy and Lesniak
picked up the D. O. A.'s
school book bag and her coat...

at the top of the stairs
along with a man's necktie.

‐ Looks like that's what
he used to strangle her.
‐ Could the mother I. D. the tie?

And no witnesses.

No. Greg and Adrianne‐‐
They talked to the super.

They got the names of everybody
in the building. They're gonna
be running them through B.C.I.

Plus we're running
the building through CARS...

to see if it has any kind of
history as a crime scene.

Rapes her, strangles her,

then throws her off
the building.

Ten‐year‐old girl.

[ Russell ] Uniform will
take you to the hospital.
I'll call you after.

What's this?
Woman meets the perfect man.
Turns out to be a creep.

Hey, Diane. I talked to
somebody at Lincoln Park.

This Drennan teaches there,
but he's not in today.

They gave me his home address.
Let's go pick him up.

All right.
Anything on your little girl?

‐ Greg found the guy's tie.
‐ Mmm.

‐ Hey, Pop.
‐ Hey. How you doin', Son?

Andy J.
So I hear you're joining
the Hackensack force.

Yeah. They accepted me
for trainin'.

‐ [ Simone ] Congratulations,
man. That's great.
‐ Thanks a lot.

I just had to come
into the city to get a copy
of my birth certificate.

Paperwork already, huh?

[ Chuckles ]
Dad, if you're okay doing this
other thing tomorrow,

Mom's flipping a little bit
about me joining up.

I thought I'd
cook her pasta tonight,
calm her down.

‐ Yeah. We can do it tomorrow.
‐ I don't want to lose
the chance with you.

‐ [ Sipowicz ]
No. Tomorrow's good.
‐ Come, like, around 4:00?

All right.
I'll see you then.

‐ See ya, Bobby.
‐ Take care, Andy.

Excuse me.

I was gonna take him
on the street after my tour
a little bit,

show him the ropes.
Yeah, huh?

Hey, guys. Martina Escobar
from up at the 27.

She's working on a case
from last week.

Um, 11‐year‐old girl raped,
thrown off a roof
up at 96th and Second.

‐ She's gonna
bring her stuff down?
‐ She's on her way.

Martina Escobar.
You ever get a look at her?

‐ Complete knockout.
‐ You know her?

‐ We took a course together.
‐ I never met her.

Alls I know is she got
her first‐grade money the year
I got screwed out of mine.

[ Chattering ]

Can I help you?
Mark Drennan?

Yeah. I'm Mark Drennan.
We're New York City
detectives, Mr. Drennan.

Your, uh, name's come up
in regard to, uh,
one of our investigations.

We were wondering if you'd come
down to the precinct so we could
ask you a few questions.

Questions about what?
It's okay, Lizzie.

We'll fill you in
down at the station house.

‐ Am I under arrest?
‐ We just need to clear up
a few things.

‐ But you're not gonna
tell me why you're here.
‐ [ Clears Throat ]

It's nothin'. I got it.

This is a serious matter,
Mr. Drennan.

We were hoping you would
come down like a gentleman,

so we wouldn't have to
put you in handcuffs.

I'd hate to upset
the little girl.

Sweetie, go tell Mommy that
I have to talk to these people
for a couple minutes. Okay?

Mommy, Daddy says
he has to‐‐
All right. Uh, look.

I don't want to go anywhere
with you until you tell me
what this is all about.

Someone's bringing
a rape charge against you,
Mr. Drennan.

A rape? What?

Would you come with us,

You better get your coat.
All right?

[ Sighs ]

Phoebe, I gotta go someplace.
I'll be back soon.

[ Simone ] Yeah. Any
information you could give us.
Hi. I'm Detective Escobar.

All right. Thank you.

Bobby Simone.

Hey. Martina.

How's it goin'?
It's really nice
to see you.

‐ It's been a while.
‐ [ Simone ] I don't want to
think about it.

You look good, Bobby.

Andy. Martina Escobar.

We went through the, uh,
C. I. C. course together...

about, uh, what,
a hundred years ago?

‐ My partner, Andy Sipowicz.
‐ Escobar like the drug guy?

He's my uncle.


Case I'm working on‐‐
Victim's name is Rosa Carillo.
She's an 11‐year‐old kid.

She's in the hospital
with multiple fractures.
A clothesline broke her fall.

She get a look at this guy?

As much as we can get,
we know it was a white guy
wearing a blue leather jacket.

Blue leather.

That's pretty much
all she could see
while it was happening.

We also have this.

[ Man On Tape ]
This little girl
just fell off the roof.

You gotta send somebody.
[ Woman On Tape ]
What's your location, sir?

[ Man ]
You‐‐ Man, it's the corner
of 96th and Second.

832. The number's
832 96th Street.

[ Woman On Tape ]
Sir, what's the phone number?
[ Man ] You're‐‐

What's the number
you're calling from, sir?

We traced this to a phone booth
half a block down the street.

Guy seems pretty nervous.
[ Simone ]

‐ You wanna trade cases?
‐ Yeah.

[ Escobar ]

We've got a suspect
on that rape complaint.

Um, Interview 1's open.
Who's that?

That is Detective Escobar
from the 27.

‐ Hey.
‐ She's workin' on that homicide
with Detective Simone.

She's going through my desk.

Detective, can I get you
any work materials?

‐ Yeah. I'm looking for
a fresh notebook.
‐ I got one right here.

‐ There you go.
‐ Thank you.

Look. I just want to
tell you right off. I‐‐

I really have no idea
what this is about.

Do you know
a Farrell McLeary,
Mr. Drennan?

Yeah. I met her last night.
But I didn't rape her.

‐ Is that what she said?
She said I raped her?
‐ Yeah, Mark. She did.

That's nuts. I met this girl
in a bar, and I ended up
going home with her.

That's all.
Did you have
sexual relations with her?

Yeah. She wanted to.
You some kind of
ladies' man, Mark?

Hardly. I'm married.

‐ Which means what?
‐ Which means I cheated
on my wife.

But that doesn't
make me a rapist.

Look. My wife and I‐‐
Things have been kind of
a mess between us lately,

and, uh, I don't do
this sort of thing often,

but last night I ended up
going out for a drink,
you know.

And I met this girl in a bar.
We started gettin' along,
and, um,

things started to get
kind of hot.

What do you mean
"kind of hot"?

‐ You mean you were kissing her,
feeling her up?
‐ Both.

This is in the bar.
Yeah. In the bar.

Then she said she had to go,
and would I mind
walking her home.

‐ She asked ya?
‐ Yeah. She did.

And we end up making out
on the street.

Then she said, uh, do I want
to come upstairs. I mean,
I'm not about to say no.

It's been a while
since my wife's been
particularly interested.

So we went up to her place,
and‐‐ and we made love.

‐ She was into it.
‐ Did you use a condom?

No. No, I‐‐ I know
that's stupid,

but, uh, we were both
pretty wasted.

According to Miss McLeary,
she said she asked you to stop,
and you wouldn't.

Does that ring any bells,
or were you too wasted
to remember that too?

At one point she did say,
"Maybe we should stop,"
but she didn't mean it.

You a mind reader too, Mark?

No. She was taking
my shirt off at the time.

So I took that
as an indication.

Look. I'm not into
forcing anybody.

You didn't force her?

‐ What's this?
‐ That's what you did
to Farrell McLeary.

I didn't do this.

‐ She must have taken
a fall or somethin'.
‐ Oh, is that right?

No. No, no.
She told me about this.

She takes, um, uh,
gymnastics class at the‐‐
at the "Y,"

and she told me
she banged herself up
working out.

Check it out.
Would you, please?
Check it out.

Look, when I left,
she kissed me good night.

This‐‐ This‐‐
This isn't a rape.

There you go.

Not too optimistic
I'm gonna get anything
from this guy's tie.

They're four for 10 bucks
from every peddler
in the city.

[ Donna ]
Detective Escobar,
call for you on line two.

Thanks. Escobar.

[ Speaking Spanish ]

Figures we'll trace
where the perp
bought the tie.

She said we had zero on the tie.

[ Speaking Spanish ]

Puerto Rican Labor Union
is offering a $10,000 reward...

for any information
leading to this perp's arrest.

‐ Reward, huh?
‐ Their kids are being attacked.
They want to help.

[ Sighs ]
Anybody really knows
what happened,

they know that
we'll pay for information.

Here all we're gonna get
is a bunch of amateur sleuths...

and people lookin' to settle
private grudges.


Calling about the reward?

Can you speak a little
better English there?

[ Escobar ] Hold on, please.
[ Sipowicz ]
Can you give me a description?

[ Phone Ringing ]
On the phone you wouldn't say
why you needed to talk to me.

We just have to ask you
a couple of questions about
Farrell McLeary, Miss Keller.

Do you know her?
Mm‐hmm. She's one
of my students.

Down at the "Y"?

What kind of classes
you teach down there?

mat work,
uneven parallels‐‐
stuff like that.

Do people ever get hurt
doing that kind of stuff?

We're pretty safe
in my class though.

If one of your students did
take a fall or otherwise injure
herself in one of your sessions,

would you be aware of that?
Not necessarily.

I mean, Farrell could have
taken a fall or not.
I don't know. I didn't see it.

I didn't mention
that she had taken a fall.

I assumed that's why
you're talking to me.

Did you speak to
Farrell today? Don't lie.
'Cause we can check.

I wasn't gonna lie.
I did talk to Farrell.

She called to say she couldn't
make tonight's class.
She tell you anything else?


[ Martinez ]

All right.
Thanks for coming in.

Sure. My pleasure.

[ Russell ]
Thank you.

[ Sipowicz ] We'll check it out,
and we'll get back to you‐‐
[ Sighs ]

I think Miss McLeary
got to her.

Why would she do that?
You don't think
that woman was lyin'?

I don't know what she was doing,
but that didn't support
Drennan's story.

He knew about the gym.
Where's he gonna hear that
unless it's from her?

She made up the rape,
called her gym teacher, got her
to lie about the bruises.

Why is she doing all this?
Maybe she sleeps with him,

finds out he's married,
and now she's pissed off.

So, what are you saying?
You want to give this guy
a walk?

Maybe we should
talk to the boss.

You all right?

What's up?
I got two possibles.

A lady says some guy tried to
drag her kid into a stairwell,
and this one‐‐

The teenager‐‐
He was attacked with a necktie.

I think we gotta
check 'em out.
Where they at?

Staten Island and the Bronx.

I'm gonna stay on the phones.
We'll call in.

You're gonna have to
go back to work on this.
Check with the bar.

See if anybody
remembers these two.

I don't want to hold
this guy overnight, Lieu.

[ Fancy ]
If you release him,
can you get him to come back in?

Well, he's a family guy.
He's not goin' anywhere.

Then do it that way.
Doesn't sound like something
I can authorize overtime on.

You're gonna let this guy go?
[ Fancy ]
Whose case is it?

I'm the one who caught it.

It's his call, Diane.

I'll go tell this Drennan
he can go home.

Is Bobby around?

Him and Escobar are looking into
some wild goose chase.

That Escobar any good?
It don't jump out at ya.

‐ She messed up my desk.
‐ [ Donna ]
Line one.


Hey, Donna.

No "habla" español.

Yeah. Uh, can you
speak English?
Hi, Diane.

‐ Hi.
‐ [ Sipowicz ]
English, please.

Martinez, another "lead"
on those child murders.

Sk‐‐ Can you?
[ Martinez ]
Which line is that?

Three. Hold "ono."

[ Sighs ]

Maury asked me to stop by,
see how the investigation
was going on the little girl.

I tell you.
We're at the crime scene.
Nobody sees nothin'.

Now the Puerto Rican Labor Union
puts out a reward,

everybody and their brother's
giving up a name who's going
after these kids.

Yeah. Well, just
keep us posted.

How do you feel?

[ Donna ]
Detective, another call.
Oh. Yeah. Sipowicz.

Diane, we heard that you guys
brought a suspect in
on a rape charge.

Uh, we sent him home.


The, uh, complainant's bruised,

She's positive for semen
in her rape kit.

The guy admits being with her.

And, uh, James Martinez
thinks maybe the whole thing's
a misunderstanding.


I've had some
personal experience
in this area.

It's not something
that you... misunderstand.

Yeah, well‐‐

Hey, Greg.

Phone break, huh?

Yeah. Everyone's lookin'
to give up their mortal enemy.

Yeah? And that date rape‐‐
Uh, I hear you got
problems with that.

Yeah. We brought the guy in,

and the thing is, uh,
there's some real questions
what went on.

Oh. Yeah.
There's always questions
with date rape.

But Diane‐‐
As far as she's concerned,

she just wants to
lock the guy up.

Women detectives get
very emotional with ya,
uh, on those cases.

Exactly. And all I'm saying is,
uh, we should look into this
a little further,

and all of a sudden
the battle lines are drawn.

Hi, Sylvia.

How's it goin'?

Anyways, what's the use?

[ Sighs ]

Now nothin' fits.

[ Sighs ]

[ Toilet Flushes ]

Hey. Where do you come down
on that Martinez
date rape case?

Yeah. I don't know
too much about that.

Well, I gotta say
I was shocked. Diane Russell
told me the facts of the case,

and it seems very clear
that the complainant
was sexually coerced.

Yeah. Well,
I'll tell you somethin'.

I got 25 years in.
Even when I was drinkin',
I always did my job.

I closed the Bucci kidnapping
two years ago.

I'm up for first grade.

Commissioner decides
he's gonna fill the list
with minorities and women.

What does that have to do
with the Martinez
date rape case?

I'm just sayin'. We got
a woman detective‐‐ Escobar‐‐

workin' a pattern
on these roof murders.

She gets her first‐grade money
the same year I'm up.

Fourteen years on the job,
and she didn't close
no Bucci case.

[ Sighs ]
I'm gonna have to go to
one of those maternity shops.

[ Phone Rings ]

Yeah. Hello.

Ah, hell.

Okay. Yeah.


Another kid
got thrown off a roof.

[ Simone ]
All right, guys. Can you lift
that blanket up, please?

[ Shutter Clicks ]

[ Speaking Spanish ]

Okay. Thanks.

‐ [ Siren Wailing ]
‐ You want to step back there?

All right.
Would you get these people
out of here?

Hey. Little boy.
We haven't I. D.'d him yet.

‐ Six blocks from the last one.
‐ Yeah.

Got thrown off of this roof,
landed on the cab.

Some of the neighbors‐‐
They moved him.

[ Sipowicz ] Did you talk to
these neighbors?
[ Simone ] No.

Hey. Hey. Let me ask you‐‐
Hey, hey.

[ Simone ]
Grab him.
Hey, hey. I got it, Bob.

Hey. Where you goin'?
I didn't see nothin'.

I just want to talk.
What are you nervous about?
I didn't see anything.

I'm not nervous.
Know anything? How about a guy
in a blue leather jacket?

‐ I didn't see anything.
‐ Yo, yo, yo, yo.
Bro, just calmate, okay?

I am talkin' to him.
[ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

You know him?

[ Spanish Continues ]

The dead boy's name
is Eddie Chavez.

This kid knows his sister.
That kid spoke
perfect English.

Well, he was
more comfortable in Spanish.

All I'm sayin',
in English we both can
question this kid together.

[ Escobar ]
Yeah, but we needed
the information,

and he obviously
was more comfortable
in Spanish.

Is that how you got your shield,
Detective Escobar?

Speakin' Spanish to the brass
at city hall?
Implying what, Detective?

[ Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

Oh, I'm sorry.
Should I be talking
to them in English?

You shouldn't be talking
to them at all.

We're not open yet.
We're from
the police department.

I called yesterday.
I said we'd be stoppin' by.
Oh, yeah.

You were workin'
the bar Monday?

You recognize this woman?
Yeah. She was here.

She come in
with any friends?

‐ No. Not usually.
Monday she got lucky.
‐ Meaning?

She met a guy,
he was buying her some drinks,
and they were mugging it up.

They were kissing and such?
Yeah. These two were in heat.

I was gonna tell 'em
to take it somewheres else,

but they figured that out
on their own.

This guy who picked her up‐‐
Did you ever see him before?

‐ No. She's a regular though.
‐ She pick up a lot of guys?

No, but when she does
she means business.

I mean,
she's an attractive woman,

but I think she's one of
these babes that hears
the clock ticking.

Thanks for your opinion.
[ Whispers ]

[ Chattering ]

We're gonna have to ask
that Miss McLeary
some hard questions.

She was kissing the guy
in the bar.
Yeah. And on the street too.

Oh. In the bar and on the
street. Well, that definitely
means he can rape her.

Hey, Diane. When that Miss
McLeary first came in, I found
her just as credible as you did,

but now we're gettin'
some conflicting information.

There's a lot of sexual
behavior here that woman
didn't tell us about.

Both of us know no jury
convicts that guy
off that set of facts.

‐ Not if you're on it.
‐ Hey. I'm sorry we disagree
on this case, Diane,

but I'm just trying
to do my job.

If that makes me
look insensitive,
I'm willing to live with it.

[ Woman Speaking Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

Okay. Bye, Mami.
[ Sniffles ]

[ Beeps ]
My mom's going straight
to the hospital.

If you want to talk to her,
that's where she'll be.

What time did your brother
Eddie go to school this morning?

[ Woman ]
About 8:00.
[ Sniffling ]

I was worried because
he usually meets
his friends on the corner...

so that they can
walk together,
and he was late today.

Do you know if he met
the other kids?

He said that if‐‐
that if they left without him
he'd come back.

So when he didn't come back,
I thought everything was fine.

Can I get you somethin'?

Glass of water maybe?

[ Door Opens ]

Bill, somebody killed Eddie.

What? What?

[ Woman Sobbing ]

‐ Who are you guys?
‐ We're the police.
Who are you?

This is my boyfriend,
Bill Walsh.

You live here
in this neighborhood, Bill?

I have a place
over on Bowery.
[ Sobbing ]

Man. Somebody killed Eddie?

[ Escobar ]
I found this on the floor
in your kitchen.

I think it must have
fallen off a chair.
Can I hang this up for you?

It's mine.

‐ Left your jacket here, huh?
‐ I just went out for groceries.
Didn't think I needed it.

So you were here this morning,
huh, Bill?

Yeah. I just fed
Eddie breakfast.
How could this happen?

Did you see him on the street?
You know, maybe passed him
on the way to the grocery store.

No, no. The store's in
the other direction from
where he walks.

Couldn't we do this later?
I have to go and see my mom
at the hospital.

[ Bill ]
I'll drive you, hon.

[ Simone ] Uh, maybe you can
come to the station house
with us, Mr. Walsh.

‐ Me?
‐ Yeah. It'd be
a really big help.

A case like this, there's so
little goin', anything you can
give us would be significant.

‐ I better stay with Lydia.
‐ Stuff you might forget
in a couple hours...

could make the difference.

It's okay. Go with them.

Here. You don't wanna
forget your jacket.

[ Russell ]
James, Miss McLeary's here.

I'll do it.
I'm not asking you to do it.

It'll be better
comin' from me.

‐ Farrell, thanks for
comin' back in.
‐ Sure.


‐ Did you arrest him?
‐ Hmm. We brought Mr. Drennan in
and questioned him.

His story:
You both were engaging
in sexual behavior‐‐

in the bar and on the street‐‐
before you invited him up.

We were making out.
I told you that.

His feeling is
you definitely indicated
you wanted to have sex.

The bartender supported
Mr. Drennan's version of events.

What do you mean
the bartender supported it?
The bartender wasn't there.

In addition,
Mr. Drennan told us...

that you had told him
you got those bruises
working out at your gym.

So, we spoke to your instructor,
Gail Keller.

She wouldn't confirm
or deny that story.

Then she admitted
she spoke to you before
we asked her to come in.


Did you ask her
not to lie exactly,

but just not to tell us
that you did hurt yourself
working out?

She said you work out
on uneven parallel bars.

Could that be
how you got those bruises?
She heard my question.

He raped me.

Farrell, we're just trying
to get you to understand...

the difficulties
of making an arrest
under these circumstances.

[ Farrell ]
What kind of world is this?

You invite a man into
your apartment, everyone
assumes it must be for sex?

I didn't want sex.

I wanted a relationship.

Are you saying
I should drop the charges?

We're trying to let you know
there's a pretty big downside:

the likelihood of
the D. A. filing.


So now I know the downside.

I'll think about
dropping the charges.

[ Door Opens ]

[ Door Closes ]

[ Man On Tape ]
You‐‐ Man, it's the corner
of 96th and Second. 832.

The number's 832 96th Street.
[ Tape Player Clicks ]

‐ It's him.
‐ So you got the tape
and the jacket.

That's not enough
to hold him
if he gets nervous.

We're gonna get a Polaroid,
see if her complainant
in the hospital can I. D. him.

What are the chances
on that?

She's got a skull fracture,
a concussion. She could barely
talk last time I saw her.

But we gotta try.
We gotta get something
to go at this guy with.

Keep him occupied till
we get back from the hospital?

How long is this gonna take?
I'm really worried
about Lydia.

Well, it's hard to say,
Mr. Walsh.

What was that for?
Oh, the boss‐‐

He makes us do this
every time we talk to somebody.

Interview situations.
Everybody's always screaming
about police brutality.

Doesn't make any sense.

It's the way of the world.
Come here.

What's the delay?

Those other cops back yet?

[ Clears Throat ]
Sit down.

We're not gonna wait for them.
[ Clears Throat ]

I just had to make a phone call.
'Cause I'm tired
of sittin' here.

Whatever information you need,
ask me, and I'm gonna go.
We're gonna get started now.

What do you want to know?
I fed Eddie breakfast,
and I went out for groceries.

Just if you could give me
some background.

Your length of relationship
with his sister, so forth.

Two and a half years. What's
that got to do with anything?
Who were you seeing before?

I was playing the field.
What the hell's that got to do
with the price of eggs?

[ Chuckles ]
This was in New York?

When'd you live
in California?

I lived in Walnut Creek.
It's outside Oakland.

Yeah. How long ago?
Oh, like, four years.

And, uh, you took
a collar there? Exposing
yourself to a minor child?

That was a complete
false accusation.

Sit down.

I ran you with my good friends
at the F. B. I., Bill.

You're clean with us,
but you were wrong
with them.

That incident was a kid
with a sick mind.

Is that before or after
you were done with her?

That's it.
I'm outta here.

Yeah. You got
a good case, Bill.

You want to try
and get past me?

You gonna hit me?

[ Siren Wailing In Distance ]

How about that Polaroid
they took of me?
If I come out bruised‐‐

Bill, I'll beat you
till you'll never
walk right again,

and you won't have
a bruise on your body.

Help! Somebody help me
in here!

Shh, shh. Billy.
Hey. Shh.

Nobody can hear ya.

See, uh, cops got
special feelings
for child killers.

The other fellas
in the station house‐‐

They thought
I should spend
some time with you alone.

What are you crying for,
you little turd, huh?

Have I laid a hand on you?
Just leave me the hell alone.

Are you scared? Hmm?
Yeah. All right?

All right? Does that make you
feel like a big man?

Do you think those kids
were scared, huh?

Do you feel like
a big man with those kids‐‐

raping, murdering them
and throwin' 'em
off the roof?

No. No.
I didn't hurt anybody.

The first girl that
we know about you hurting‐‐
She's alive. Okay, Bill? Hmm?

She hit a clothesline
going down, and she's alive,

and she said that
she can identify
who tried to kill her.

Well, if she says it was me,
it's a setup.

So we got her picking you out,
plus we know that you were with
that boy this morning.

And this is before your D. N. A.
goes under the microscope...

from the semen you left
on that poor girl
you threw off yesterday.

Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
I don't give permission
for any D. N. A. test.

Bill, does that mean that
instead of you letting
your blood get drawn‐‐

I have to beat enough
out of you...

to spoon it up
from the floor, huh?
[ Whimpers ]

[ Groaning ]
Gonna piss myself.

You hold it!
You hold it!

All right.
You listen to me now.

You dialed 911
on that first girl.

We got you on tape.
Now, that shows remorse...

and you fighting
what's goin' on
inside of you.

Now, that's what
you gotta work on now.

I'm lookin' for that
decent part in you...

to come out and explain
how you wound up doing this.

You got four years since
your previous offense.

You were livin'
with an adult woman.

That's someone lookin'
to control himself.

The child had an accident.

She fell off the roof,
and I tried to save her.

I called for an ambulance.
This was the first girl?

Yes. That was the first incident
since Walnut Creek.

And what were you doin'
on the roof with her?

We were up there talking.

Don't tell me you were
up there talkin',
or you're gonna get hit.

There was some minor
sexual contact.


Then she got afraid,
and she ran and she fell.

I was sick it had happened.

I was living with
an adult woman.

I was workin' my program,

and an accident happened,
and she fell.

You raped her,
but you didn't
try to kill her.

I figured the hell with it.

That's why I did
the other one.
And this would be Miriam?

I figured the hell with it.
No one's gonna
believe me anyway...

that the first one
was accidental.

I figured I'd do another one.
To hell with my program.

And what about Eddie?
There was no sexual component
with Eddie.

He just knew.

I could tell.

When I gave him his cereal,
he looked at me.

And he knew.

Excuse me.

Some detectives
are working a rape case‐‐
a male and a female.

Could I talk to them?

Detective Russell.

There's someone here
about that rape complaint.

I'm Detective Russell.

You were down at
the Ticktock Grill this morning
asking about some guy.

Was his name Mark Drennan?

Come on in.

Uh, have a seat here.

‐ What's your name?
‐ Ellen Lippert.

I'm a bartender down there.
And you know
this Mark Drennan.

Did he rape that girl?

Why are you here?
'Cause he raped me too.

Have a seat, Ellen.

[ Sighs ]
When we, uh, talked to this
other bartender, he said he...

never saw
this Drennan before.
We work opposite shifts.

Drennan came in
about a month ago,

sits at the bar,
starts flirtin' with me.

Having problems with his wife.
He seemed decent.

I let him stay late,
help me clean up the bar.

Then when everyone's gone,
he won't take no
for an answer.

He thought he was
some big Romeo.

He actually kissed me
good night when he was through.

I swear the way this jerk
is acting he's got no idea
what he did.

Did you, uh, tell anybody
about this at the time?

I told my sister. She said
I should report it, but...

I just felt like
this wouldn't have happened
if I hadn't been so stupid.

Would you be willing
to press charges now?

Yeah. That's why I'm here.

Uh‐huh. Could, uh‐‐

Stop taking those
reward calls, Medavoy.
This guy gave it up.

Thanks. We got him.

He confessed?
That guy, Walsh?

‐ All three kids.
‐ That's great, Andy.

‐ What's up?
‐ Andy got that guy Walsh
to give it up.

You went ahead
and talked to him?

‐ He was gettin' hinky.
Your victim pick him out?
‐ Yeah. She did.

So that's great.

What would you have done
if this guy would have
hollered "lawyer"...

while you leaned on him before
you had a photo I. D. to go with?
I'm hard of hearin'.

now we got the statement
and the I. D. So‐‐

Yeah. Congratulations.

‐ Hi. Detective Martinez called.
‐ Wait here.

Yeah. Mr. Drennan.
Thanks for comin' back in.

Sure. No problem.
Wanna take a walk over here?

It was great
to see you, Bobby.

When I, uh, heard about
your wife,

I wanted to call.

I didn't know what to say.

Yeah, well‐‐

Want to go
to dinner sometime?

I'm seeing somebody, Martina.

Ah. Ah. Well‐‐
Missed my chance.

I gotta talk to
your partner.

Yeah. Okay.
I'll see you later, huh?

[ Coins Clinking ]

Feel pretty good
about getting your statement?

Say your piece, Escobar.
I gotta meet my kid.

‐ You're a dinosaur, Sipowicz.
‐ I'm a dinosaur?

You jeopardized that collar
because it sticks in your throat
I'm first grade.

It sticks in my throat
how you got it.

Every white guy
in the department
with second grade...

thinks he should've gotten
my grade promotion.

Half you guys think I got it
on my back. It doesn't occur
to any one of you...

that I got it because
I am good at what I do.
So you earned it?

That's right.
Ah. I got twice
your time on the job,

I'm a hell of a detective,
and I paid my dues.

‐ I earned it.
‐ Well, life is rough,
huh, Sipowicz?

For once a white guy
didn't get something
he deserved.

You know, that never happens
to Latinos, and that never
happens to women.

[ Typing ]

‐ You need to take a look
at these?
‐ I'm not sure. Not right now.

So this, uh, Drennan guy
still says he's innocent, huh?

Those women were lookin'
to have sex.
That's all he knows.

Plus he's having problems
with his wife. This is a big
relevant point with this jerk.

‐ Unbelievable.
‐ [ Martinez ] We were lucky
the second woman came along.

This guy is pretty convincing.
I mean, I was convinced.

[ Chuckles ]
Diane was always
pretty skeptical.

How about that second woman
showin' up?
Just great.

‐ [ Fancy ] Yeah.
‐ Not to say it's only rape
if the guy does it twice.

Uh, no. No.

It's‐‐ It's just hard.

You know, a‐‐ a case
this confusing, uh, objectively
to‐‐ to evaluate the facts.

[ Fancy ]

I mean, hard for everybody.
Men and women.

Oh, sure.

[ Medavoy Sighs ]

Just want to let you know
if you need somebody...

to stay late
and answer the phones
I'm available esta noche.

No. We took care of
that case already, John.
Thank you.

[ John ]
Oh, that's great.

[ Fancy ]
So, um‐‐

‐ Good night.
‐ Good night, Lieu.

Night, Lieu.
[ Lesniak ]


[ Chattering ]

I just got called
a prehistoric creature today,

so maybe you gotta
take what I say
with a grain of salt.

I want to learn from you, Pop.
I feel lucky to be out here.

See those three guys
across the street from us
on the corner?

[ Andy ] The black guys?
[ Sipowicz ]
Those three are bad guys.

Those guys decide in
a heartbeat whether to mug
or hurt somebody, huh?

‐ Here you go, fellas.
‐ [ Sipowicz ] You see
the people walkin' around 'em?

‐ [ Andy ] Yeah.
‐ Those are black
working people.

Now. Hey. I'm not talking
about color here.

I'm saying them three are bad,
and right now they own
that corner.

A good cop's gonna
take that corner back...

so the people walkin' by 'em
don't have to fear
for their life.

How do I do that?

You say, "Look.

"We need to
have this corner clear,

"so I'm gonna ask you
like gentlemen to move on.

"I come back
in 15 minutes,

I don't want to
see you here, all right?"

And then you leave.
You give 'em an hour.


Now, you come back
in 15 minutes
and they're still there,

what do you do now?

I move 'em, I guess.

You go up to the biggest guy
in the bunch, or the guy
with the biggest mouth,

and you say, "You don't
get off this corner,
I'm gonna lock you up."

And if he doesn't move,
then you put your hands
on him.

If he puts his hands
back up at you,
you don't fool around.

You find out right away
how good you are
with a nightstick...

and how tough
they really are.

'Cause as a cop you can't
afford to lose a fight.

You lose a fight,
you lose your life.

Okay. Yeah.


Wanna go take these guys
with me?


Nah. I don't want to spend
the next six hours
doin' paperwork.

I'll call a radio car.

I really appreciate
you taking the time
like this, Pop.

This is a good job
for people like us.

We don't have a lot of
education, but we can read
and write, and we're honest.

Don't ever
embarrass this job.

I won't.
I know you won't.