Quantum Leap (1989–1993): Season 4, Episode 6 - Raped - June 20, 1980 - full transcript

Sam leaps into a rape victim and must testify against the attacker who is an outstanding member of the community.

Theorizing that one could time travel
within his own lifetime,

Dr. Sam Beckett stepped
into the Quantum Leap accelerator,

and vanished.

He awoke to find himself
trapped in the past,

facing mirror images
that were not his own,

and driven by an unknown force
to change history for the better.

His only guide on this journey is Al,
an observer from his own time,

who appears in the form of a hologram
that only Sam can see and hear.

And so, Dr. Beckett finds himself
leaping from life to life,

striving to put right
what once went wrong,

and hoping each time
that his next leap,

will be the leap home.

Everything's gonna be okay.

It's all over.
You did just fine.

Multiple contusions,

vagino-perineal tears,
perineal lacerations.

Oh, I-I don't think that...

You're still dazed from the attack.
It's gonna be okay.

- Just give it a little more time.
- You folks all done with her?

- Oh, no, not again.
- Again?

Have you been raped before?

Oh, boy.

Miss McBain.
Have you been raped before?

I don't think so.

She's obviously confused.
Can't you give her a few minutes?

It's better if we go over this
while it's fresh in her mind.

You said you were driven
to Fort Cronkite against your will,

then forced to have sex...
Is that correct?

Well, I, uh...

sometimes when a girl gets raped,

she's too ashamed to press charges.

But unless the man who did this to you
is stopped, he'll do it again.

- I must be here to press charges.
- What?

I want to press charges.

Isn't that enough for tonight?
She needs rest.

Why don't you go ahead
and get dressed?

- Did you bring your sister some clothes?
- Yeah, brought these.

I'll need those for evidence.

Thank you.
Katie, I'll see you in a minute.


- What're we gonna tell Mom and Dad?
- You tell them the truth, Libby.

Everybody needs to be
real honest right now.

Can you remember
what he looked like?

- Well, it was kind of...
- It's Kevin Wentworth.

Charles and Sally's boy?

- My son was in scouts with Kevin.
- Is he your boyfriend?

- Oh, uh...
- I wouldn't say a couple of dates...

- entitles him to be a boyfriend.
- No, I wouldn't either.

I want you to have this
filled on your way out.

And I want you to take
two tonight at bedtime,

and then you can just follow
the instructions on the label.

- Valium? That's an antianxiety drug.
- It'll help you to sleep.

- Things look different in the morning.
- Different?

- You'll see.
- Take care, Katie.

- Here.
- What's this?

It's a bill. You can
take care of it on the way out.

What are you doing?
That's supposed to help.

Trust me. It won't.

Damn it.

This isn't real.

Rape doesn't happen to my family.
It happens to strangers on the news.

Not to my sister.

I'll go pay this.

Not to my sister.

But it did.

Yo, Katie, you ready to go?

Not that I blame you. I hate
hospitals, personally. All that blood.

I imagine you get used to it
in your line of work.

Eh, not if you keep your eyes closed.

Katie, I'm gonna refer this
to the D.A.'s office tomorrow.

But before I do, I have to know.

How bad do you want
to get this Wentworth guy?

- I'll do whatever it takes.
- That's good. That's real good.

But I don't want to get your hopes up,
'cause they might not take the case.

- Why not?
- Well, nobody likes a tough fight.

And that's exactly what it'll
be since Kevin was your date.

Of course, those bruises
can make quite an impact.

It's hard to turn down a case when the
victim's staring back at you.

- Is that it?
- You got it.

The D.A.'s office,
10:00 tomorrow?

- I'll be there.
- Okay.

$350. Do you believe it?

- I mean, all Dr. Markoff... Oh, my God.
- Katie.

Get the hell away from my sister.

I just want to talk to her.

She doesn't want to talk to you.
Come on, Katie.

Are you all right, Katie?
Do I look all right?

I'm scared half out of my wits.

First you run out on me,
and then you jump into a strange car.

I mean, thank God,
I followed you.

She wouldn't have jumped into
a strange car if you hadn't raped her.

Rape? Is that what
you're telling everybody?

That's what I told the police, and what
I'm gonna tell the D.A.'s office tomorrow.

Katie, I don't understand.
Why are you doing this?

Because I was raped.

I didn't rape you, Katie.

I didn't do it!

Oh, my God. My God.
Someone raped my baby.

You were raped?
I'm calling the police.

I already filed a report
with the police.

- Where the hell was Kevin?
- He's the one who raped her.

Oh, not Kevin.

I'm gonna kill him. I'm gonna find
that boy, and I'm gonna kill him.

We've gone to church
with the Wentworths for years.

Wasn't there anybody else around?
Did-Did you cry out?

I can't remember.

Who'd hear her up at Fort
Cronkite, the seagulls?

Somebody would have heard.
Did you try to fight back?

- Daddy.
- Did you try the car door?

- Did you try to run away?
- Daddy, stop it.

What difference does it make?
She was raped. He raped our daughter.

I don't know what difference it makes.

Well, she's been through enough
without you giving her the third degree.

I'm sorry, baby.

Come on, let's get you in
the shower and into bed.

We can't do anything
more tonight.

I'm sorry.

I thought I should do something,
like I should say something.

We can't change
anything that happened.

All we can do is fix it
so that Kevin doesn't do it again.

- How are you?
- I'm okay.

Katie, I was thinking.

What if you go to the police tomorrow
and say you don't want to press charges?

Why would I do that?

Dragging the police into
it will only make it worse.

For who?

I'm not gonna let Kevin
get away with this.

Katie, when you told me
about your date with Kevin,

I was really excited for you.

I thought he was such a neat guy,

even though Paula Fletcher
had her hooks in him for two years.

But then when you
called me from the hospital,

- and said he raped you...
- You didn't believe me.

Well, you've always
been such a tease, and...

I figured you finally went too far.

Even if that's true, that doesn't
give Kevin the right to commit rape.

No, of course not.

But it's-it's so hard to believe.

I mean, Kevin has half the girls
in this stupid town after him. Why...

Why would he rape me?

I didn't mean that.

It's just that he's such
a hero in this town.

Do you really think people
are going to believe you over him?

I don't know. I don't know,
but I'm not gonna back off.

I'm really pretty tired here.
I think maybe I should just...

- You must be exhausted.
- Yeah.

- Thanks for coming to the hospital.
- Sure.

It's about time you got here.

I was stuck in the waiting room.

The girl that you leaped into is
all balled up in the fetal position.

She's layin' there.

She can't say anything. She won't do
anything, just lay there and shake.

Verbena is with her.
She was raped, Al.

- Oh, she was raped.
- Yeah.

Oh. Uh, did they get
the nozzle that did it?

Well, yes and no.

I mean, she went out with
this guy a couple of times,

so no one will believe
that it was rape.

Oh, you mean the old "a girl says 'no,'
but she really means 'yes"' crapola?

- Yeah.
- What a shame.

What's his name?

Uh, Kevin, uh, Kevin Wentworth.

Nope, this guy was never
charged with rape.


I'll run down his bio for you.

He got a baseball scholarship
to Arizona State.

He got married once.
He got divorced.

Oh, here's something.
His wife charged him with emotional abuse.

- Of course, this isn't for 10 years.
- Well, it's now for Katie.

You know, these abuse cases
in divorces, you never can tell.

I... My first... first... se...
No, third... fourth...

Yeah, third wife, she charged me
with abuse for singing in my sleep.

- You sang in your sleep?
- Mm-hmm.

I can't... Let's see. It was...
What was it?

Al, Al, Al.

- Al.
- Huh? Oh, sorry. I'm sorry.

Look, my gut tells me that
I'm here to stop Kevin

from abusing anyone else
the way he did Katie.

Well, Ziggy agrees with you. He says
you're here to charge this guy with rape.

- And then I can leap?
- Probably.

Probably? Al, I can't testify.
I wasn't the one who was raped.

- Oh, did I say "probably"?
- Yes, you did. You said "probably."

No, I meant definitely.
You can leap definitely,

with an 89% probability.

- Al.
- That's the best I can do.

Yeah, right. Yeah, okay.
I gotta go. Talk to you later. Bye.

Hi, this'll only take a second.

Libby, wait here for us.
Katie, you come with me.

All right.

Uh, you wanna just have a seat
here for a sec? She'll see you.

Just leave the file on my desk,
Shumway. I'll get back to you.

Leave it in this Venus
flytrap of an office?

Not till you look at it first.

Shumway. My gut tells
me there's a case here.

Your gut tells me you gotta stop
eating at Betty's House of Pies.

The file.

The file.

Uh, Katie, would you step
in here for a minute, please?

Katie, this is Nancy Hudson,
Assistant D.A.

Sorry this happened to you.

Yeah, me too. Thanks.

Uh, we have your statement.
Has she looked at mug shots yet?

- Maybe we'll get lucky.
- I don't think that will be...

We know the man.

- And?
- And he was her date.

- Is that gonna be a problem?
- Katie, in cases like yours,

where the rapist was your friend,
they're incredibly tough to prove.

That doesn't give him
a right to commit a crime.

- Rape is a crime, isn't it?
- I didn't say it wasn't.

But all it takes is for you to say "Yes,"
and it's not a crime.

- One word, Miss...
- McBain.

And we don't have a case.
Isn't that right, Officer?

Hey, look, I know we got
burned on the last one, but...

I'd bet my new fishing rod
we can win this.

Your new fishing rod, eh?
That's serious.

Look, I don't mean to make
light of this situation, but...

I've gotta be at a hearing
in 10 minutes.

Katie, I'll tell you what.

Tell you what,
I'll review this file.

Come back after lunch. Alone.

- You're hurting my feelings.
- I'll be back. Thanks.

And I really am sorry.

Shumway, what would I do
with your new fishing rod anyway?


You'd loan it to me
every weekend.

They're over there.

- Mom, hi.
- Hi.

Katie, come on, sit down.

- We went ahead and ordered for you.
- Thanks.

You both look like
you're hiding back here.

What's wrong?
What's going on?

Oh, no.

"Last night, Katie McBain charged
an unnamed assailant with rape.

"Sources indicate
the rapist is her boyfriend."

- It was their third date.
- Read that last paragraph.

"Miss McBain's neighbors
report that as a teenager...

"she was in constant trouble
at home and at school."

You didn't do anything worse
than the rest of us.

There's not one word about Kevin.
They crucified Katie.

How in the hell could anybody
know what happened in our house?

- That's not the point.
- The point is if they read it in here,

- then they think it's the truth.
- They already do.

Oh, it's bad enough you had to
go through what you went through,

but this is humiliating.

Well, it's not gonna get any better.

You want me to drop
the charges, don't you?

I can't do that.

I'm only thinking of you.
Maybe it's in your best interest.

How can it be in my best interest to
let a rapist go free?

All right, Katie.
Calm down. We understand.

Everything's gonna be
fine, just fine.

We only want what's best for you.

Then please,

trust that by pressing charges,
I'm doing the right thing.

We do think you're
doing the right thing.

Don't we, Jim?


- I have to go to the restroom.
- Want me to go with you?

No, thank you. I can go by myself.

Hi, Katie.

- Hello.
- Uh, could we talk?

- Talk about what?
- About Kevin.

- He's really upset about this.
- Yeah, well, he should be.

Look, Katie, I know you're
angry about him and Paula.

But you knew they were
practically engaged, right?


He really loves her. You shouldn't
do this just to get back at him.

- Get back at him for what?
- For getting engaged to Paula.

- Is that what he told you?
- He told us you and he got real friendly,

and afterwards when he told
you he was engaged to Paula...

You made this rape thing up.

- I didn't make it up.
- Look.

- Kevin wouldn't rape you.
- Everybody knows that, Katie.


What is wrong with these people?

They don't believe you, Sam.

Ziggy showed me a bunch
of newspaper stories,

and they're all slanted
against the victim.

It doesn't change the truth.

what if it's not the truth?

Oh, come on, Al. Katie was raped.
You know that.

I'm just saying that maybe
she wasn't raped by Kevin.

- What?
- Ziggy says there's a 47% chance...

that the rape occurred
after she left Kevin.

- What does Katie say?
- She says Kevin raped her.

Well, I think that Katie is
telling the truth, don't you?

Okay. Let me play
devil's advocate, okay?

Katie and Kevin go out to dinner.

They go to a restaurant.

They have a couple of glasses of
wine, and then they go for a drive.

They go up to Fort Cronkite, and they
get into a little romantic discussion.

The discussion turns to kissing, then
pretty soon the kissing gets passionate,

and then the passion gets into
na, na, na, da, da, da, you know?

- Yeah, yeah.
- Okay, so when they're done,

then just say for some reason,
they get into an argument.

About what?

I don't know, say,
uh, another woman.

There's always another woman.

Katie gets angry.

She gets out of the car
and hitches a ride home.

- And gets picked up by strangers.
- Hmm.

Or it could just be one guy.

He sees that she's tipsy.
He sees that she's hurt, she's alone.

He takes advantage of her.
He rapes her, roughs her up,

drops her at a hospital.

Who's the guy? She doesn't know.
She never saw him before.

But she's hurt and angry
and humiliated.

So who's the only guy
she can take it out on?

- Kevin.
- Bingo.

Only it didn't happen that way.

- But you don't know that for sure.
- Why would I have leaped in here?

- I don't know. I don't know, sometimes...
- Katie was raped.

And in my heart
I feel that Kevin did it.

Now unless you or somebody else can
show me a reason to believe differently,

I'm going to do everything I can
to prove that Kevin is guilty.

She doesn't believe you either.

What do I need?
A videotape of him raping me? Is that it?

That would help.
Even if it wasn't admissible.

How... How do you explain this,
what happened to me?

You and Kevin got romantic
up there at Fort Cronkite.

The next thing you know,
the sex turns rough.

- You get hurt, accidentally.
- accidentally?

- I don't think I like this woman, Sam.
- You go to the hospital.

You know your folks will find out, so in
order to cover your tracks, you cry "rape."

Then the police come in
and you can't back down.

- You talk like I'm the one on trial here.
- You are.

- But he's the rapist.
- Not according to him,

and probably not according to
most of the people in this town.

And the jury will come from
the people in this town.

- She's afraid of losing, Sam.
- I know that.

- What?
- I know that you're afraid of losing.

Hell, yes, I'm afraid of losing.

Every time I put a rape victim on trial
and the rapist gets away with it,

it just makes it easier
for the next one to get off.

I don't want any of them to get off.

I think I'm getting
to like this woman, Sam.

But she doesn't believe me.

My believing you doesn't have a damn
thing to do with my taking your case.


You reported the rape
right away. That's good.

But you knew Kevin,
however minimally. That's bad.

You were injured.
Jury likes it when a woman's injured.

But Kevin has no priors. That's bad.

Katie, you will be treated as an object,

like a piece of evidence,
as the offender.

The defense will humiliate
and discredit you in any way they can.

- Can you handle that?
- I think that's why I'm here.

You lie to me, I'll drop your butt
so fast you won't know what hit you.

Does that mean
you're gonna take the case?

Ed, put out a warrant for the arrest
of Kevin Wentworth on the McBain rape.

I knew you couldn't
resist the underdog, Nancy.

Thanks, Ed.

We're going to trial.
That's it. You did it, Sam.

Looks like I'm through here.
We're just getting started.

Oh, well, that's with the real Katie.
He's out... You're leaping out now.

Yeah, little lady, it looks like the next
stop for you is the witness stand.


Oh, boy.

- Well?
- Katie decided to prosecute.

I'm sorry, um, I know
it's not gonna be easy.

- Don't answer that.
- Why not?

Katie, please don't answer the phone.

McBain residence.


Some people have
a very sick sense of humor.

This afternoon we got a call
from one of the deacons at church.

They don't want you to teach
Sunday school anymore.

What is wrong
with the people in this town?

- They're scared, Katie. They're afraid.
- Afraid of what?

- They had a lot of calls from parents.
- That's not fair.

The Wentworths are important.

Especially in church now that
they've donated the new pipe organ.

People are siding with them.

I... Oh, I wish you'd never
gone to the police.

- I'm-I'm going to fix dinner.
- I'll give you a hand, Mom.

Sweetie, don't-don't be
too hard on your mom.

She's a McBain by marriage,
not by birth.

She doesn't have the Irish grit
that we have, Katie.

You gonna make it okay?

- You bet.
- Yeah, that's my girl.

How's it going?

Oh, great. Everything's just great.

At least I got Katie's dad
to believe in me... in her.

Well, maybe things are turning around.
Ziggy's got something interesting.

It seems there's a girl
named Paula Fletcher,

and the guy had a big fight with her
the same night that he raped Katie.

- Paula is his fiancée.
- Oh.

Well, then, you think maybe he raped
Katie because he was angry at Paula?

Maybe it's worth asking the question.
But what else have you got?

Just that there's a 90% chance
that you gotta testify.

Testify? I can't testify, Al.

I can't swear to tell the truth
when I don't know what the truth is.

Katie and Kevin are the only
two people who know what happened,

and I can't get inside her mind...

- You can.
- I can?

Yes, you can talk to Katie,
get her to tell you what happened.

Yeah, but after the rape, not to mention
the leap, this girl is catatonic.

Dr. Beeks has been
working with her,

but it's going to take some
time to ease her into this.

I don't have time, Al.
The trial starts tomorrow.

Okay, look,
there's something else too.

It seems she started seeing a psychiatrist
two months after she was raped.

You think maybe she told the
psychiatrist what happened?

Well, wouldn't you?

Anyway, I'm gonna go back
and see if I can't get into those files.

- Great.
- Okay.

Just hang in there, Sam, okay?

You remember the time
I came over here in the fifth grade?

- No.
- Well, it was a long time ago.

What do you want?

To give you this.

It's from Shuler's.
Twenty-four karat gold.

- So what?
- Take it.

You can't buy your way out of
this, Kevin.

It's not a bribe, Katie.

It's my way of saying I'm sorry.

- Sorry for raping me?
- I-I didn't rape you.

We may have gotten a little out of
control, but I didn't rape you.

The hell you didn't.

Katie, they charged me.

They took my fingerprints.

- They treated me like a criminal.
- You are a criminal.

They've subpoenaed Paula.
Why Paula? She didn't do anything.

- Except make you angry.
- What?

The night you raped me.

- You had a fight with Paula.
- I didn't rape you.

S-So we had a fight. So what?
All couples have fights.

You were furious with her.
Furious with all women, I don't know what.

But you took it out on me.

You beat me
and you raped me because of it.

I object. This line of questioning
is totally irrelevant.

Your Honor, it's very relevant.

I'm establishing the defendant's state
of mind on the evening in question.


Paula, did you and Kevin have a
fight on the night in question?

- Yes.
- Did he strike you during that argument?

- Objection.
- Your Honor,

I believe what occurred a few hours
before the rape to be very relevant.

Objection overruled.

Miss Fletcher,
was the argument violent?

Kevin was very angry.

- Did he strike you?
- No.

- But he wanted to, didn't he?
- Your Honor.

- Sustained.
- No further questions.

Your witness, Mr. Chadwick.

How would you describe your
relationship with Mr. Wentworth?

As a normal, adult relationship.

By that, you mean you were having
sexual relations with Mr. Wentworth?

We're going to be married.

Miss Fletcher, if you don't mind my
saying so, you're a very attractive woman.

The prosecution claims that
instead of making love to you,

Mr. Wentworth raped
the plaintiff.

Does that make sense to you?

- No.
- Doesn't make sense to me either.

No further questions.
You may step down.

The prosecution
may call its next witness.

We call Kevin Wentworth.

Do you swear to tell the truth,
the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

- I do.
- You may be seated.

Mr. Wentworth, could you describe
the events on the evening of June 20?

Well, Paula and I had this
argument early in the evening.

- A violent argument?
- No.

There's this guy she used to see
that's been calling her.

I just wanted her
to stop talking to him.

- So you were jealous?
- I guess so.

That's why I called Katie
and asked her out to dinner.

To make Paula jealous?

- Pretty stupid, huh?
- If it is, Your Honor,

every man in this courtroom's
been guilty of it.

Your Honor, I would like the
learned council for the defense

to address his remarks to the
court and not the audience.

- You're warned, Mr. Chadwick.
- So noted, Your Honor.

What happened
next, Mr. Wentworth?

Katie and I had a
lot of fun at dinner.

So I asked if she wanted
to go for a drive.

She said "Okay" and
we went to Fort Cronkite.

I parked the car
and turned on the radio.

I remember Lady by Lionel Richie
was playing, and we started making out.

It got pretty serious, and I could tell
she was getting really heated up,

and then things got a little out of hand.

- Out of hand?
- Yeah. I'm only human,

So I did it. I mean, we did it.

Then afterwards, she said
she didn't want me seeing anybody else.

I felt bad because I was
almost engaged to Paula.

I wanted to be honest with her,
so I told her the truth,

that it was serious between me and Paula
and that I couldn't see her, Katie, again.

So you didn't want to see her again,
and yet you had sex with her?

Like I said, I'm only human.

Well, that depends
on your definition of human.

- Objection.
- Sustained.

So what happened next?
After you did what was only human?

Katie got really mad and
ran from the car and tripped.

That's when she hurt herself.

- She hurt herself in a fall?
- That's right.

Your Honor, I would like to enter
into evidence as Exhibit "A";...

these photos taken of Miss McBain
one hour after the incident.

So noted.

How does a fall cause
this kind of damage?

I don't know. It did.

Did it cause the vaginal tears
Dr. Markoff found on Miss McBain?

- I object.
- I didn't rape her.


- No further questions.
- Mr. Chadwick, your witness.

I bet you're pretty confused by this
whole situation, aren't you, Kevin?

Yes. I mean, I take a girl out
on a dinner date,

and the next thing I know,
I'm on trial for rape.

Was this the first time you and
Miss McBain had sexual relations?

No. We had sex on the first
and the second date.

I object, Your Honor.

- Move to strike.
- Order. Order.

- Is this true?
- I, uh...

- I'm checking.
- Order or I will clear this courtroom.


According to her files, she never
said anything about it to her shrink.

- I don't think so.
- You don't think?

Your Honor, it is totally irrelevant
whether Miss McBain had sexual relations

prior to the night in question.

Your Honor, I'm trying to establish...

that since my client had Miss
McBain's consent to sexual relations

prior to the
evening in question,

he believed, in good faith,
that he had consent again.

I'll let the record stand.
Objection overruled.

- This is not working out.
- I'm doing the best I can.

I warned you, Katie.

We have no further
questions, Your Honor.

You may step down.
The state may call its next witness.

We call Katie McBain.

What are we gonna do here, Al?
I can't testify.

Oh, well,
we've gotta stall for time.

- Raise your right hand.
- Al.

Do you swear to tell the
truth, the whole truth,

and nothing but the
truth, so help you God?

- Swoon.
- Huh?

- Swoon.
- What?

- Faint, pass out, take a dive. Wilt.
- Do you swear to tell the truth,

the whole truth, nothing but the
truth, so help you God?

Take her into my chambers.

That was a good swoon.

This court stands adjourned
until 9:00 tomorrow.

I even believed that one.

- No fever.
- It must be the stress.

- Would you like some milk and cookies?
- Milk and cookies?

I-I don't know what else to do.

I, uh, never thought I'd have to
deal with anything like this.

Neither did I.

I wish I could be like one
of those moms on TV.

Say the right thing.
Make everything better.

But, Katie, I'm very...
I'm confused, honey.

It's a very confusing time.

But you know that I love you,
and I would do...

Oh, I would do anything
to take your pain away.

I love you too, Mom.

- I'll tell you what.
- What?

All of a sudden I have this
big yearning for milk and cookies.

You got it.

Just give me a minute to bake them.

Bake them?

Moms are too much, aren't they?

Al, I think I figured out
the solution to the problem.

Well, then you're doing
better than me and Ziggy.

Who's the one person who can tell us
the truth about what happened that night?

- Katie.
- Right. So we bring her in to testify.

Aha. How can we do that?
She's in the waiting room.

Wait a second.
What if she's in the imaging chamber?

- And touching me.
- Then I can see her.

Yeah, but you couldn't hear her.
And your lip reading is terrible...

Oh, I could repeat
everything she says.

No, no, no,
that would take too long.

You have to figure out a
way for me to hear her.


Well, I haven't figured that out.
That's for you and Ziggy to work out.

- In 12 hours?
- Oh, come on. 12 hours.

What's 12 hours?
You and Ziggy together. Come on.

- What makes you so sure?
- It's all the time I got.

After a sleepless night,
I had come to only one conclusion:

That hope is a fragile thing.

Without Katie's testimony
there was nothing I could do.

So I could only wait and
hope that somehow, someway,

Al and Ziggy would come through.

- Smelling salts.
- Thanks.

- Come on, Al.
- Who's Al?

Uh, he's kind of my, uh,
patron saint of hopeless causes.

Well, then, come on, Al.
We need all the help we can get.

All rise. The Marin County
Criminal Court is now in session.

The Honorable Judge Bowers presiding.

You may be seated.

Would the state present
its next witness?

The state calls Katie McBain.

- Please, Al.
- Raise your right hand.

Do you swear to tell the
truth, the whole truth,

and nothing but the
truth, so help you God?

We did it, Sam. We did it.

Of course it took enough power to light
up St. Louis for a month, but we did it.

Miss McBain,
you don't feel faint again, do you?

No, sir, Your Honor.
I'm-I'm just fine.

- Say, "I do."
- I do.

I do.

Get ready. Just relax.

Miss McBain,

did you go out on a date with Kevin
Wentworth on the 20th of June?

- Yes.
- Yes.

- He asked me to go to dinner that night.
- He asked me to go to dinner that night.

Did you accept?

- Yes.
- Yes.

Could you please tell the court
what happened on that dinner date?

- Kevin took me to Au Petit Richard.
- Kevin took me to Au Petit Richard.

- It was very expensive and very nice.
- It was very expensive and very nice.

Then after dinner,
he asked me to go for a drive.

After dinner,
he asked me to go for a drive.

- I told him I had to work the next day.
- I told him I had to work the next day.

- I'd rather go straight home.
- I'd rather go straight home.

Did he take you straight home
as you requested?

- No.
- No.

- He took me to Fort Cronkite instead.
- He took me to Fort Cronkite instead.

And what happened there?

He parked the car
and started to kiss me.

Did you kiss him back?

At first. But then he started
to get carried away and I stopped.

Carried away?

He tried to put his hand up my dress.

Go on.

I told him I wasn't like that.
That I was a nice girl.

What did he say?

He said the only difference
between nice girls

and bad girls is that
bad girls help you.

The he started kissing and groping
me again, and I started to cry.

How did he respond to your tears?

He slapped me.
And I think I screamed.

Because then he hit me
and pinned my arms behind me.

Did he slap you or hit you?
You said both.

He slapped me first,
and then hit me with his fist.

How many times
did he hit you with his fist?

Three or four times.

Did he knock you unconscious?

I was kind of fuzzy for a while,
but I don't think I lost consciousness.

And then what happened?


Then he raped me.

Did you resist him?

Not after he hit me.

Why not?

Because I was afraid he would kill me.

How did you escape?

When he was through,

he got off me and
I opened the door and I ran.

Did you fall while running?


Did you consent to
having sexual intercourse

with Mr. Wentworth that evening?


Did you behave in any manner that
would make Mr. Wentworth think...

you wanted to have sexual
intercourse with him that evening?

No. Never.

He raped me.

Thank you.

No further questions.

He's not guilty. Did you hear that?
Kevin's not guilty. I can't believe it.

I knew they would believe me.
The truth always wins out, Son. Always.

That's it, folks. Thanks.

Over here, please.

Come on. Haven't you done enough?
Leave us alone.

That's enough. No more pictures.
Come on, get back.

Come on. Come on, step back.
Back, back, back.

So that's it?
Kevin just goes free?

You can't try a man twice.

I'm sorry. After your testimony,
I was sure they'd convict him.

You have to forget this, Katie. We'll-We'll
go somewhere where no one knows us.

I'm not running away.
I've done nothing to be ashamed of.

Your mom's right about putting
it behind you, Katie.

How? How am I supposed to forget
everything that's happened?

I'm not just talking
about the rape.

I'm talking about everything
that's happened to me since then.

I forgot by becoming
a prosecuting attorney.

- You were raped?
- Twelve years ago.

The guy was never convicted.

That's why I try to only take
rape cases I think I can win.

See, when I lose,
I go through it all again.

I'm sorry.

Come on, honey.

- Thank you for trying.
- Yeah.

Thank you. Let's go home.

Katie, I'm sorry.

Katie, I'm sorry I even
pressed you to go after him.

You did the right thing.


I'm still here,
so it must not be over yet.

Ziggy's got nothing. No explanation.

If I didn't leap in here to convict Kevin,
then what am I doing here?

I don't know.
In the original history,

Katie left town a week after the
rape and she never came back,

not even when her
dad died in '88.

So that's what I'm here for?
To keep Katie in town?

I don't know.
It's as good an explanation as any.

Talking to yourself, Katie?

You slimeball.

You shouldn't have done it.

You shouldn't have put me through
it, Katie.

Put you through it?

You should've known
they'd believe me.

"I take a girl out for dinner and the
next thing I know, I'm on trial for rape."

Sam, get up and hit this pimple!

If you think that was rape, wait till
you feel what I'm gonna do to you now.

Sam, do something!

That'll work.

I think I know...

I think I know why I'm here, Al.

So things got a little
out of control, huh?

So you slapped her.

But that wasn't enough,
so you had to hit her.

And then you hit her again.

You son of a bitch.


- Call the police.
- Oh, my God.

Sweetie, what happened?

He tried to do it again, only this
time I wasn't pinned inside of a car.

You did that yourself?

Don't act so surprised, Dad.
I mean, after all, I am a McBain.

Ten, nine, eight...

seven, six,

- five, four...
- Wait a second.

- Three, two,
- No, I can't do this!

- No!
- One.

We have ignition.
We have liftoff.