Bull (2016) s04e14 Episode Script

Quid Pro Quo

1 WOMAN: Unconscious male.
No wallet.
No ID.
Stab wound to the left upper left chest, fifth intercostal space.
Find a chest cracker, please! Hello, whoever you are.
I'm not sure if you can hear me, but I'm Dr.
You're in the operating room, at Sacred Heart, and we're going to take good care of you.
She got a body like an hourglass His heart rate is falling.
He's asystolic.
Give him an amp of epi.
Starting compressions.
Come on.
Come on! MABLEY: Still no pulse.
Get me the open thoracotomy kit.
Rib spreader, please.
Anybody could be bad to you You need a good girl to blow your mind, yeah Bang, bang into the room I know you want it Pardon my cold hands.
Wait a minute let me take you there, ah Come on now.
What's your problem? Bang, bang, there goes your heart I know you want it, back, back seat of my car [HEART MONITOR BEEPING.]
I've got a pulse.
Wait a minute till you Ah, hey Bang, bang into the room Penetrating wound, left ventricle.
Staple gun.
I'll let you have it Wait a minute, let me take you there Wait a minute till you Ah, hey Bang, bang Bang, bang, bang, bang, ah-ooh Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang Bang, bang, there goes your heart I know you want You know, I've been doing this a few years now, Dr.
Don't think I've ever seen anyone actually do that before.
Hold someone's heart in their hands.
What's that feel like? It's actually rather humbling.
Shadid? Samir Shadid? Yes? - Oh, my - Special Agent Campbell with the FBI, sir.
And you're not special? Dr.
Shadid, you're under arrest.
You're being charged with violation of 18 U.
, Sections 1341 and 1349.
- Seriously? - Sir, please face the wall - and put your hands behind your back.
- Okay, wait a minute.
There-there must be some kind of mistake.
Sir, again, face the wall.
Don't make me use force.
- Can't - Hands behind your back, please.
All right.
Don't you dare.
Don't I dare, what? Go to work.
I need you to get this baby out of me.
It was due yesterday, and yesterday is now today.
I've-I've fulfilled my share of the bargain.
It is now on you.
What would you like me to do? [GROANS.]
I don't know.
Oh, my back hurts.
Oh, my front hurts.
Oh, my insides hurt.
Oh, God.
My outsides hurt.
And a very good morning to you.
You do remember that the doctor said yesterday that it was gonna be another two weeks? She doesn't what she's talking about.
She's the one that originally said "yesterday.
" What are you doing? You're not actually making a call.
I have a text, a new client A potential new client.
We are talking.
I'm sorry.
I got a text.
We are talking.
What were you saying? I was saying I don't think I can go another day, and you went and looked at your text.
I'm so sorry, but I am here, and we are in this together, but you can't expect the world to stop just because you're pregnant.
Well, I expect your world to stop.
God knows mine has.
Oh, my God.
Now you're e-mailing.
I'm trying to answer the question that you just asked.
"How to induce labor.
" Yeah.
Number one, light exercise.
It suggests that we might try having sex.
Are you serious? Yeah.
So Well, spicy food.
Spicy food? Really? I like spicy food.
Now we just have to find an Indian restaurant that's open at 7:22 in the morning, that delivers.
Delivers? Izzy, I have to go to work, but I promise I will run back here the second that you call.
Just stay and eat with me.
Nice of you to make an appearance.
I'm pregnant.
Show some compassion.
Oh, please, you're barely showing.
Why do you smell like vindaloo at 9:00 a.
? Why are you escorting me from the elevator? Well, a potential client just reached out, a Dr.
Samir Shadid.
He's a cardiac surgeon at Sacred Heart.
He's gotten caught up in the college admissions scandal everyone's talking about.
Apparently, the U.
Attorney here in Manhattan wants in on the action.
In the last 24 hours, she arrested over 50 potential suspects.
So where does Dr.
Shadid's kid go to college? He doesn't.
In fact, there is no kid.
They're saying Dr.
Shadid cheated his way into college.
He went to Hudson University, class of 2009.
2009? That's over a decade ago.
- Is he out on bail? - Yeah, but the hospital suspended him until the case is resolved.
But that not withstanding, if he's acquitted, they've already announced that they will take him back with open arms.
That's damned understanding of them.
By all accounts, he's well-liked and well-respected by his colleagues and adored by his patients.
He had just saved a man's life when FBI agents grabbed him.
So who referred this guy to TAC? - No one.
- Uh, you are going to love this.
He was a juror on one of our cases last year.
A former juror.
I don't think we've ever had one of those.
Did he give us a good review on Yelp? BENNY: Dr.
Shadid, the A.
is alleging that you and your father conspired with a middleman.
A middleman who then bribed an admissions officer at Hudson University to get you into college.
Look, I never conspired with anyone to do anything.
The first I heard about a bribe was early this morning when I was arrested.
Well, they must have some proof.
You've been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Okay, well, in retrospect, I suppose it's possible my father paid someone off.
Suppose? He talked about me going to Hudson as long as I can remember.
He went to a-a state school.
Always felt he had missed something, I think.
Who's representing your father? I'd like to coordinate our efforts.
My father passed away five years ago.
Sorry to hear that.
Well, unfortunately, without your father, we'll need someone else to corroborate your innocence.
How about your mother? My mother will do anything she can to help.
She was the one who put up my bail.
But I'm here to tell you, the first she heard about any of this is when I was arrested this morning.
She was just as surprised as I was.
Look, I'm not a lawyer, but if this happened, it happened a long time ago.
Isn't there a-a statute of limitations or something? Well, I spoke with the prosecutor.
She's arguing that the statute of limitations has been extended because this is a continuing crime.
See, your medical practice is a result of your medical degree, which is a result of your college education, which you obtained illegally.
Is that normal? Well, it's a new one on me, but then this whole case is a new one on me.
JUDGE: Court will hear United States v.
Samir Shadid.
If Mr.
Shadid and his counsel will please step forward.
Your Honor, we submit that this prosecution is a travesty of justice.
Shadid is an esteemed surgeon with a spotless record.
He was arrested as he was leaving the operating room, having just performed a life-saving procedure.
In addition, this so-called fraud is alleged to have happened ten years ago.
Ten years ago.
And we haven't seen a scintilla of evidence that connects my client to any of it.
What are you asking me to do, Mr.
Colón? Well, Your Honor, there is only one fair and just thing to do.
Let my client get back to his patients.
Dismiss the charges for lack of evidence.
And what do you have to support the charges, Ms.
Lambert? We have grand jury testimony from a number of people, including an eyewitness who directly implicates the defendant for his role in the fraud.
Government vehemently objects to this motion to dismiss.
They have no grounds.
Simply a thinly veiled attempt to skirt the judicial process.
The government asserts that there should be no special treatment for the privileged.
Shadid should be required to go through the process just like everyone else.
The defendant's motion to dismiss is denied, but the defense counsel's point is well taken.
This man is a doctor.
People's lives and health depend upon him, so I'm gonna fast track this case.
If Dr.
Shadid is acquitted, he can return to his patients that much sooner, and if he's convicted, well, then his patients can find other arrangements in a timely fashion.
This trial will begin tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.
What are you talking about? There's nothing nice about it.
The judge didn't dismiss the charges.
Well, you got us to the front of the line.
We impanel a jury tomorrow.
Nine times out of ten, a speedy trial benefits the defense.
Aren't you forgetting something? Could be.
Your name again? Isn't Izzy about to give birth? I didn't press for a speedy trial because I knew, at any moment, you might be out of commission.
In fact, we both might be out of commission.
We're okay.
They just told us it could be two weeks.
Or it could be this afternoon.
They don't know when it's gonna happen.
It's all a guess.
You sound like your sister.
Look at all this press.
I'm actually surprised.
I thought, with all the big TV stars out in Hollywood getting hauled into court, no one would care much about a doctor in New York.
Well, unfortunately, delighting in the misfortune of others, particularly when those others are successful, has become a national pastime.
Yeah, but our client is a respected physician.
You'd think people would admire him.
Unfortunately, in the current climate, his success is just gonna be another reason to have contempt for him.
You ever heard of tall poppy syndrome? Hmm.
Can't say that I have.
It's when people are belittled or criticized for being more successful than the average guy.
Now, the challenge for us is going to be identifying and dismissing anyone who's inclined to want to punish our client for his success.
BENNY: All right, so, here's a hypothetical.
You've got a cousin.
The guy's always been a big spender, always lived beyond his means.
Then, one day, you find out he files for bankruptcy.
What do you think? Bankruptcy is a scam.
It's for cheaters who don't want to pay their debts.
That's harsh.
Give me a reason not to reject this fellow.
Yeah, I don't think there is one.
This guy is definitely bursting with schadenfreude.
He actually posted a smiley face on his social media page when he found out his ex-wife's house burned down.
Actually, let's withhold judgement.
We only have one challenge left, and I think it's gonna come down to a choice between the lesser of two evils.
You talking about juror number eight? She's the only one left.
BENNY: Good morning, juror number eight.
And how about you? How do you feel about your newly bankrupt cousin? Well, I don't feel anything.
His finances are his business.
Wait a second.
What's so bad about her? Theresa Richardson, 46 years old.
Looks to me like she is on her best behavior.
- How do you mean? - According to Taylor, just last week she sent out an office-wide e-mail filled with snarky comments when it rained at a coworker's wedding that she wasn't invited to.
- Delightful.
- Add to that the fact she works for one of those pyramid marketing firms selling skin care products.
She was named best salesperson two years in a row.
I see where you're going with this.
A successful salesperson means that she's, uh, an influencer.
Her negative opinion could impact the rest of the jury.
Problem is, you're gonna either have to pick her or Mr.
So what's it gonna be? Lose the guy who hates cheaters.
We'll never convince him to be on our side.
Juror number eight is acceptable to the defense, Your Honor.
Then we have a jury.
RON: Excuse me.
Bull, Mr.
Colón? Sorry to bother you.
My name's Ron Delancey.
Nice to meet you.
I've been watching you both all day in court.
What can we do for you, Mr.
Delancey? Ah.
A lawyer.
You represent one of the other defendants? Not exactly.
I am one of the other defendants.
My mother and I were charged with paying the same middleman as your client.
We're scheduled for trial next month.
And how can we help you? Perhaps you'd consider representing me as well? Always happy to sit down.
Feel free to give us a call.
Josephson, how long were you an admissions officer at Hudson University? I was there for almost 22 years.
So tell us, how is Hudson ranked? Is it considered a selective school? It's up there with the Ivies.
Every year, tens of thousands of students apply.
During my tenure, I can tell you that less than eight percent of those applicants are ultimately admitted.
And what is it that makes someone a desirable candidate to the Hudson admissions committee? There are a variety of factors.
Grades, of course, SAT scores, extracurriculars, athletics, the university's goals with regards to things like diversity.
And of course, a small percentage of applicants, legacy is a consideration.
And which of those factors played the largest role in winning admission for Dr.
Shadid? None of them, actually.
Well, then, how did he get into Hudson? A college guidance counselor, a woman by the name of Cara Sutherland, paid me $125,000.
- So I pushed Dr.
Shadid's application through the committee and he was admitted.
Thank you.
Nothing further.
Thank you for your testimony, Ms.
Now let me just ask you one more question, if I might.
Now, my client, Dr.
Shadid, wasn't actually present when you received this $125,000 payment, was he? No, he was not.
And you never conspired with him, did you? No, I did not.
Now, you yourself, you don't have any proof that Dr.
Shadid had any knowledge of this bribe.
Isn't that true? Well, it's hard to believe he didn't suspect something.
All he had to do was look around at the rest of his class.
Hudson students' average SAT score was 1520.
Shadid scored a 1400.
The average unweighted high school GPA was 4.
Shadid had a 3.
He wasn't class valedictorian or captain of the football team.
He didn't speak eight languages or star in off-Broadway productions.
And he wasn't a legacy.
Now, mind you, he was a good student.
Definitely above average.
But, I mean, there's no way he could've thought he got into a school like Hudson on his own.
Juror number eight looks like she personally wants to sentence our client to the guillotine.
- Oh.
Hold on.
Marissa, my phone's vibrating.
Excuse me, Dr.
Bull! Oh, uh, yes, Your Honor? I have a policy in my courtroom.
You're violating it.
My deepest apologies.
Um, I mean no disrespect to the court.
But, uh, I'm afraid my partner Personal, not professional Uh, is going into labor.
Uh, we-we're having a baby, so I-I have to go.
Um, again, my apologies.
Just carry on.
Excuse me.
Uh, I'm looking for Isabella Colón? She would've just come in.
Um, she's nine months pregnant.
And you are? The father.
Be nice to her.
Room three.
- Izzy? [EXHALES.]
Come in.
Why are you dressed? Where's the doctor? Is everything okay? They said it was a false alarm.
Could you? Oh, yeah.
Of course.
: They all think I'm crazy.
Nobody thinks you're crazy.
Everybody here does.
You know, I think it's time that we get a new doctor.
A new hospital.
Now, that'scrazy.
Mm It's not too late.
You could slip out the back door, keep living your single, devil-may-care life.
I won't tell.
If anyone asks, I'll just say it was an immaculate conception.
Well, it was an immaculate conception.
I'm ridiculously immaculate when I conceive.
Ask anyone.
Now let's get out of here before they throw us both in the loony bin.
Mm You smell good.
THORNTON: Will the prosecution call Which juror is it that I'm supposed to be paying special attention to? MARISSA: Juror number eight.
LAMBERT: The prosecution calls Cara Sutherland.
What exactly am I looking for? Her demeanor, her body language.
Anything that might be a window into her state of mind.
Well, her body language indicates that she's more interested in her manicure than she is the trial.
LAMBERT: Would you be so kind as to introduce yourself to the members of the jury? My name is Cara Sutherland.
I used to own and operate a college testing preparatory service in Manhattan.
Now, just for the record, Ms.
Sutherland, you've already pled guilty to accepting and distributing bribes from over 40 families seeking college admission for their children.
Isn't that correct? Yes, it is.
And that was over about a ten-year period? Yes, it was.
LAMBERT: And can you explain to the members of the jury exactly how it all worked? It wasn't complicated.
I was paid money by wealthy families who wanted to get their kids into a particular college that they otherwise almost certainly wouldn't be admitted to.
A portion of the money was for me.
The rest I passed on to admissions officers, test proctors, coaches.
Uh, whatever, whoever it took.
So, now, can you take us through Dr.
Shadid's case? SUTHERLAND: Dr.
Shadid's father paid me $200,000.
And out of that, I paid the dean of admissions at Hudson $125,000.
LAMBERT: And as a result, Dr.
Shadid was admitted into the college? - That's why we're all here.
- And to the best of your knowledge, was Dr.
Shadid himself a participant in this bribery scheme? He certainly was.
And how can you be so sure? Because I saw him.
He was there.
He was with his father when the money changed hands.
I have no more questions.
: She's lying.
That never happened.
I've never met this woman before.
Your mirror jurors falling for this? Hook, line and sinker.
Well, just to keep you posted, juror number eight looks totally disinterested.
Like she could care less what the witness has to say.
Well, I hope she hasn't already decided that our client is guilty and she doesn't need to hear any more.
Sutherland, now, isn't it true that you're facing decades in prison for your part in this conspiracy? Yes, that's true.
And of course, you haven't been sentenced yet.
No, I have not.
I-Isn't it also true that you struck a deal with the prosecutor in exchange for your testimony? - [INDISTINCT MURMURING.]
- And I believe the agreement is that you'll get a month reduction from your sentence for every person you implicate.
Isn't that right? Yes.
That sounds right.
Now, with just shy of 50 defendants, you could potentially shave years off your sentence.
Isn't that right? [LAUGHS.]
: I mean, this is a big, big incentive for you to implicate as many people as you can.
Maybe even make up a meeting that didn't exist.
LAMBERT: Objection, Your Honor.
Facts not in evidence.
Got it.
The jury will ignore the defense's last comment.
Anything else, Mr.
Colón? Nope.
Thank you.
No further questions, Your Honor.
What did I miss? Hey.
Forget about what you missed.
Am I an uncle yet? Ah.
Sorry to let you down, but, uh, it's imminent, just not quite impending.
- Thank you covering for me.
- Oh, I'm happy to stay, if you want to go back and be with Izzy.
Izzy's asleep, I'm here.
Everybody's where they're supposed to be.
So again, what did I miss? Uh, in that case, um, we should talk about juror number eight.
What about her? Well, she's acting like she's waiting for the bus.
Like she couldn't be less interested in this trial.
Well, that's funny.
When I left, she looked like she couldn't wait to convict our client.
No, no, no.
Sit, sit.
First of all, sorry I was missing in action.
No need to apologize.
I understand medical emergencies.
So, what happens now? Well, as soon as this recess is over, we'll begin to present our defense.
And the first person we'd like to call as our witness is your mother.
Now, I know we haven't had a chance to bring her into prep Then don't do it.
This has really taken a toll on her.
I think she's taking it harder than I have.
She's also Anything having to do with my father, it's hard to anticipate what she might say.
No, we hear all that.
The fact remains, she's your mother.
And short of your father, she is the best person to take the stand and testify to the fact that you knew nothing about this.
Honestly, uh, I don't think we have much choice.
Shadid, when exactly did you and Dr.
Shadid's father divorce? Legally, when Samir was 16.
But we had separated the year before.
And how long has it been since Dr.
Shadid's father passed? I believe it's been just about five years now.
So let me ask you directly: Were you aware that your ex-husband paid people Bribed people To get Samir into Hudson? No.
Of course not.
I had no idea.
Although, I can't say I'm surprised.
And why is that? He just always had to have the biggest and the best when it came to Samir.
And Hudson University was part of that.
And when did you first become aware of these payoffs? Not until after Samir was arrested.
And your son never mentioned it? How could he? He didn't know about them, either.
LAMBERT: Objection.
Witness can't testify to what someone else did or did not know.
- Sustained.
- ZARAH: No, no.
You don't understand.
We're very close.
- If he had known, he would have told me.
- Mrs.
Shadid, y-you're answering a question that hasn't been asked.
You're not allowed to do that.
The jury will disregard the witness's last statement.
- Let's hope not.
- Mr.
Colón, ask - another question, please.
- BENNY: Thank you, Your Honor, but I have no more questions at this time.
Marissa, help me understand this.
Juror number eight seems to have done a total about-face.
When I left, she was against us.
Chunk said when he was here, she was indifferent.
And now? Well, now she's visibly leaning in and nodding in agreement with everything Mrs.
Shadid says.
Not only that, she seems to be trying to catch the other jurors' eyes.
It's like she's trying to send a message that she believes the witness and she wants the others to believe her, too.
I can't explain it.
You'd certainly never know it from where I'm standing.
But our mirror juror number eight is as red as a tomato.
Shadid, we've heard about your ex-husband.
But what about you? Have you ever paid off anyone on your son's behalf? Objection, Your Honor.
Please answer.
ZARAH: Can you be more specific? Absolutely.
Let me refresh your memory.
Do you remember a time when the defendant, your son, was in high school, and he and his friends stole a golf cart at your country club? I remember.
They tore up the green, didn't they? ZARAH: Yes, they did.
LAMBERT: And you paid the club manager so he wouldn't press criminal charges against your son, didn't you? [SIGHS.]
Shadid? That wasn't a bribe.
Well, what would you call it? I would call it what it was.
My son damaged some property, and I paid to have that property repaired.
And I made my son work all summer mowing lawns until he paid me back.
And was your son aware that you made this act of theft and vandalism just go away? You think you are being clever.
You're not being clever.
Is this a Shadid family tradition? Paying people off to get what you want and make your problems go away? BENNY: Objection, Your Honor.
The prosecutor is twisting the witness's words to create a false and misleading characterization of her testimony.
That's all I have for this witness, Your Honor.
Thank you.
For what it's worth, we're on life support here.
BULL: I can only think of one explanation for juror eight's change of heart.
I'd like to think it was my powers of persuasion.
Someone got to her.
What do you mean? A bribe? What, just 'cause the mirror juror wasn't perfectly aligned with our sitting one? The system isn't 100% perfect, Bull.
I think you're overreacting.
I don't think so.
Listen, Bull, I know it's been a rough couple of days.
Why don't you go home, get some rest? I think I'm right about this, Benny.
And who are you suggesting proffered this bribe? Our client? Our client bribed a juror? Our client, or his mother.
These people are being accused of bribery.
What better way to avoid facing the consequences of that than by bribing someone else? TAYLOR: Well, the good news is, it looks like you're right.
The bad news is, it looks like you're right.
I did a down and dirty forensic audit of juror number eight's finances, and the timing couldn't be worse.
Or better, depending on how we choose to look at this thing.
CHUNK: Yeah, now that I think about it, she was sporting a $400 haircut in court.
She does well.
Low six figures, but she lives way beyond her means.
Late on mortgage payments, overdue on credit cards.
Until suddenly, she somehow managed to pay off all her debts.
Wait a second.
Let's just think this through.
There are 12 jurors.
How would the Shadids have known to target number eight? They probably looked at every juror's financial history.
These days it's not that hard to run somebody's credit.
No offense.
No offense taken.
The challenge is, the money isn't always where you'd expect it to be.
In the case of juror number eight, it wasn't until I found an account she opened in the Cayman Islands under her daughter's married name that things started to make sense.
Cayman Islands? Yep.
She wired a quarter of a million dollars into it.
Do we know where this money came from? Therein lies the problem.
It was funneled in from several different accounts, all of which turned out to be shell corporations.
And the money in those accounts came from other shell corporations.
It's a financial spider's web.
Bottom line? No.
I can't tell you who actually owns those corporations or who wanted that money funneled to that juror.
The problem is, the Shadids have the means, and at least, for the moment, they are the only ones who appear to have motive.
MARISSA: Well, Shadid did serve on a jury.
He knows how deliberations work.
He knows all you need is one juror to upset the whole applecart.
Someone to sway the others or hold out for a mistrial.
Whatever you have to tell me must really be something.
I think so.
We have evidence that one of the jurors is being bribed.
We are not sure by whom yet.
Well-well, tell me what-what that means.
What Tell me where-where that leaves us.
Well, basically, it means we have two options.
Option one, we go to the judge, we tell him what we know, and that juror is removed and then arrested.
Or? Or we can pretend we don't know.
You mean, not do anything? Dr.
Shadid, we are losing.
Keeping that juror on the panel actually works in your favor.
In fact, it might be your only chance at acquittal.
No, you can't be serious.
It could keep you out of prison.
Get you back to taking care of patients.
Bull, cheating is what got me into this situation.
Now, you have to report it.
And what if the person who paid this bribe turns out to be your mother? I'm not telling you we know it's her, but she will be considered, along with you, one of the first suspects.
Don't misunderstand.
I love my mother.
And I'd be heartbroken to see anything happen to her.
But if she bribed a juror, I Then we'll continue to investigate the source of the bribe, and when we know for sure, we will go to the judge.
In the meantime, let's get you on the stand so the jury can meet the honorable man we know you are.
I wasn't the top of my class in high school, but, uh, I got decent grades.
You know, B-pluses, A-minuses.
I was in the school orchestra.
I volunteered at the local senior center.
Did you know your father paid somebody off to get you into Hudson? I had no idea.
I would never have wanted to get into college that way.
I I happily would have gone to another, less prestigious school.
: But given Hudson's rigorous admissions standards, how did you think you got in? A part of the application involves writing an essay.
I was a a teenager with little self-awareness.
I I was convinced my essay must have swayed them.
Once you got into Hudson, you proceeded to get all As.
You did well in medical school.
And now you're a doctor.
A heart surgeon.
- A man who saves lives.
- Objection! Counsel is testifying.
I have nothing further, Your Honor.
- Talk to me.
- Uh, what do you want me to say? That the jury senses they're in the presence of a good man, and the jury is going to acquit him, 12 to zero, and the good doctor will be able to go back to the work he's meant to do.
I am sorry, Bull.
Right now, discounting juror number eight, only four jurors feel the way you do, and that means a hung jury, and that means a whole new trial, and that means he can't go back to work.
Unless there is another witness that I don't know about.
Unless you've got another move up your sleeve? No.
Neither of the above.
Around the corner.
Meet you in a second.
You come bearing gifts.
I never come to a party empty-handed.
It wasn't easy, but I finally figured out who set up the shell corporations that financed the payment we were discussing.
Who's Ron Delancey? Wait, why does that name sound familiar? Wait a minute.
Isn't he one of the other defendants? We met him here during voir dire.
The lawyer who tried to retain us.
Look at him right there.
I think that guy has been sitting in the gallery every single day.
TAYLOR: Those documents I just gave you prove that Delancey set up a series of shell corporations, moved the money from one account to another, until it reached juror number eight's account.
We're gonna disclose this to the prosecutor, right? Benny Colón, you read my mind.
Let's make this quick.
I need to wrap this case up.
I have to start the next one on Monday.
- Sure.
Let's get right to it.
- What is this? Bank records.
I can see that.
But they have nothing to do with your client.
Look at the file again.
The names on the records.
- [SIGHS.]
- Any of 'em jump out at you? Ron Delancey? He's a defendant in another one of my college bribery cases.
Same church, different pew.
Those records indicate that Mr.
Delancey just bribed a juror in our client's case.
And why would he do that? This isn't even his trial.
He's a lawyer, and he knows if we win our case, chance of him winning his case grow exponentially.
Maybe he's even hoping for a dismissal.
Well, thank you for bringing this to my attention, gentlemen.
Obviously, we're gonna have to tell the judge.
You should know Dr.
Shadid insisted that we bring this to you.
I mean, he had everything to gain, knowing that there was a juror set to vote in his favor.
You can't continue to prosecute him.
He is an honest, reputable man.
You can't punish him for something his dead father did a decade ago.
I hear what you are saying, and I will certainly take it under advisement.
You mind if I give you a little career advice? The Ron Delancey case is exactly the kind of precedent-setting case you should be pursuing.
You don't want to be remembered by voters as the prosecutor the persecutor of an innocent doctor, someone who should have been out there saving lives but instead was stuck in a courtroom defending himself against you.
It Izzy? Yeah.
Uh, yeah.
It's-it's time.
I'm I'm, uh, I got to go.
I'm having a we're, um My child's about to be born.
You sure this time? [CHUCKLES SOFTLY.]
Um, so do we have an understanding? You'll dismiss the charges in our case - [PHONE CHIMES.]
- and go after Ron Delancey? Like I said, I'll have to get back to you.
Oh, come on.
Don't do this to me.
You're leaving my client hanging in the balance here.
I-I'd like to give him an answer - before I leave.
- I have no control over that.
- You just go and do what you have to do.
You have complete control over that.
- Let's just come to a resolution.
Like I said, I have to review these documents, confirm what you've brought to me, discuss it with my colleagues.
This is gonna take time.
It just is.
- Hey.
That's good.
- Ah - All right.
Six minutes.
Let me know the next time you feel something, okay? No.
I'm just gonna keep it to myself.
You know, pregnancy really brings out the best in you.
Enough with the sarcasm, or I'm gonna reach down your throat - and bring out the best in y - Ooh.
- What? It can't be another contraction.
- It's way too soon.
- Okay, all right, breathe, breathe.
This is another contraction.
- This is definitely another contraction.
- Okay, wow, all right.
So, just, we'll we'll breathe through this one together, and then I'll go get the doctor, okay? Okay, here we go.
Don't you want to answer that? [CONTINUES TAKING DEEP BREATHS.]
I know you want to answer that.
It might be the A.
that you've been waiting to hear from.
Answer what? I don't hear anything.
Bull! Come on! [BREATHING DEEPLY.]
: You said you walked out in the middle of everything.
I floated out in the middle of everything.
I got your text, and I was walking on air.
Now, breathe.
- Breathe.
- Answer it.
- Breathe.
- Please.
No caller I.
- Oh.
- See that? The world stopped, just like you wanted.
And I got what I wanted.
This is not what I wanted this moment to be about.
I'm sorry.
For what? I didn't hear anything.
All right, I'm good now.
Just go get the doctor.
Like it always should have been.
I'll be right back.
Counting on it.
: Come in.
: Wow.
- Are you ready to meet your niece? Yeah.
Uh easy, easy.
I don't want to break her.
Here we go.
Come here.
Come over here.
Come here.
Tío Benny.
: Oh Oh, my God.
She's perfect.
I think she's even better than perfect.
I'm gonna bring in a friend.
Mom's sleeping.
So, what did I miss? Well the A.
said she tried to call you.
She withdrew the case.
I don't know what you said to her, but she withdrew the case.
And, uh, I just wanted to thank you Thank you both For giving me my life back.
You deserve your life back.
You've got important work to do.
And thank you for sharing your daddy with me.
And tell your mommy thank you as well.
She says you're welcome.
They both say you're welcome.
The world is different today.
The world is better today.
You are in it.
SHADID: I'm gonna slip out.
Happy birthday.
: Mm This was some day, huh? Yeah.
Some day.

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