Bull (2016) s06e22 Episode Script


Previously on Bull - Where's Astrid? - He took her.
He had a gun.
They threatened our daughter.
They nearly took everything from us, didn't they? Ed Wilson, you're under arrest.
What's the charge? Negligent homicide.
Six counts.
Excuse me.
Kristi? The maintenance guy told you not to get on Ed's bad side.
Why? He said he knew things about Ed.
Scary things.
- And now he's dead.
- So Ed leaked poison in his own building just to silence Nicholas? One night, I followed Jodie.
I put her body in a barrel and buried her in Saunders Woods.
Why are you telling me this now? Since I'm telling you myself It's privileged.
I can't believe you're not going to the party tonight.
Okay, yeah, well, my parents will kill me if I don't go home and check out that brownstone.
We've got one month before we graduate and real life starts.
You can see your boring parents whenever.
You are a drama queen.
- So? - Okay? We're gonna have plenty of time to hang out before graduation.
- Okay.
- Oh, no.
What? I think I have a flat tire.
That sucks.
H-Helpful, thank you.
Yeah, well, I got to check this out.
Okay, I'll call you back? - Okay.
- Okay.
- Be careful.
- Okay, bye.
Flat tire? Uh Yeah.
Need a hand? Uh, y-yeah, if you wouldn't mind, that'd be really great, thanks.
She's flat, all right.
See? You drove over a nail.
All right.
Sit tight, I'll go grab my tools.
Okay, let's get you taken care of.
Aw, thank you so Help me, please.
What the hell, man? - It's the middle of the night.
- Then go back to bed! Bull? What's going on? I need your help.
The spot should be coming up.
Hey, slow down, will you? I got to return this thing to my old partner in one piece.
Well, I'd like to get this over with as quickly as possible.
What is the point of this? "What's the point?" Not that I don't love a good walk in the woods, but what if we do find that girl's body? Isn't what Ed told you privileged? I have to know if he's telling the truth.
Why would he lie about killing someone? A pathological need for attention, delusional.
It could be a lot of things.
You really think that's the case here? A man can hope.
All right, I think this is the place, because he said above the creek, near some columns.
All right.
Let me get this thing going.
You sure you know how to use it? Would you like to call in an expert? - No.
- All right.
All I know is, it's a ground-penetrating radar.
If there's something buried here, this thing will find it.
- All right.
- Here we go.
H-Hey, Bull? Come here.
There's a void.
There's something buried here.
It could be a barrel.
Big enough to hold a body? Yeah.
I love you, Daddy.
I love you, too, honey.
Did you just get in? Yeah.
Something came up at work.
Is everything all right? If we hadn't gotten Astrid back, would you have ever been able to find peace? Jason, what's wrong? Is this about what happened Will you just answer the question, please? Well, you know my answer.
If I didn't know what happened to my baby, I would never be at peace.
I would search for her until the day I died.
And then I would hunt down the monster that took her from us.
Thank you.
Where are you going? To hunt down a monster.
So, what's so important you couldn't tell me on the phone? I ever told you what a good attorney you are? Uh, thanks? You did such a fantastic job on Ed's case that I'd bet my last dollar, when the jury starts deliberating this morning, they're going to acquit.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Last night, Ed confessed to me that he killed all those people in his building.
On purpose.
And he did it to cover up the murder of a 21-year-old girl whose parents are still looking for her.
What? He told me where he buried her body.
I checked, and she's still there.
How long? Ten years.
And her parents think that she just They don't know what to think.
She was driving home from college.
They found her car on the side of the road, and it's like she just disappeared.
If that happened to Anna, I would lose my mind.
We helped him, Chunk.
And he's gonna get away with all of it because I believed him and because you did such a good job.
Bull, this is horrible but it's privileged.
If we go to the police and they find anything as a result of it, it's tainted.
And the prosecution can't use it in court.
There's nothing that we can do.
Are you absolutely sure? Did Ed say anything to make you think he might hurt someone else? No, he didn't threaten anyone.
But he kills people to solve his problems, so he will kill again.
It doesn't matter what you think he might do.
In order for the crime-fraud exception to apply, he has to have specifically threatened to hurt somebody.
Did he commit perjury? You'd have to tell the judge.
I checked the trial transcript already.
No, there's got to be something that we can do.
Because if this jury acquits, then double jeopardy attaches, and no matter what anybody finds out ever, - Ed can't be retried.
- I don't get why you can just tell your attorney something terrible and they have to keep it a secret.
There's a body in the woods, Chunk.
This guy is evil.
We don't get to choose what secrets we keep.
Our clients have to be able to talk to us about anything, even if it is illegal.
That's how we get them to trust us.
Without privilege, we can't defend them.
I mean, hell, uh, without that, the whole system falls down.
What if we got a mistrial? If we get a mistrial, double jeopardy wouldn't attach.
Rob would have to refile charges against Ed.
Uh, it would at least buy us some time till we figure something else out.
Bull, I don't have a basis to file a motion for a mistrial.
What if you did? If you knew a juror was breaking the rules, you'd be duty-bound to come forward.
I don't know that anyone has broken the rules.
Not yet.
You want to poll the jury? Yes, Your Honor.
- On what grounds? - To see if any of the jurors have been reading or watching any of the prolific, sensational coverage of this trial.
Do you have cause to believe that some of the jurors - have broken my order? - This is nothing but a fishing expedition, Your Honor.
Bull must have run a mock jury deliberation and his client was convicted.
Now they're hoping for a do-over.
Jones has been whipping up the press since day one.
He's been doing everything in his power to make sure that this story is impossible for the jury to avoid.
Six people died.
Of course it's a big story.
But that doesn't mean that our carefully selected jury violated Your Honor's very clear instructions.
As everyone knows, some people follow instructions, some people don't.
What we need to do is verify Oh, so this is just a hunch? You don't even have - any actual evidence - That's enough, Mr.
The defense is right.
This case has been a media circus from the start.
Get your client to court.
As soon as the jurors are seated, I'll poll them.
Thank you very much.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
What's going on? I'm washing my hands.
Something weird is going on.
- Chester? - Do you mind? Why did you let Bull fight your fight in there? Bull isn't fighting my fight.
I don't think you want a mistrial.
If you think that I'm losing, then why wouldn't I want a mistrial? Because you know your client was negligent and you think Bull is trying to manipulate the system to get him an acquittal.
You wouldn't be okay with that.
I know you.
You don't know me or Bull that well if you think that's what's going on here.
Then tell me, what is going on here? Enlighten me.
I know what you're trying to do.
I'm just trying to get my client a fair trial.
No, you're trying to make sure I don't win.
You can't do this.
It is a blatant breach of your duty to me.
Then why don't you go tell the judge why I'd want to betray my duty to you.
Tell her about Jodie Comroe.
I dare you.
Court is in session! Before you begin deliberations, I'm going to take a poll.
I'm going to ask each and every one of you if you have read or watched any of the media stories about this trial.
Remember, you took an oath to render a verdict based solely on evidence presented to you in this courtroom.
- You want a preview? - Mm-hmm.
I've been doing a little snooping.
At least four of our jurors couldn't resist following the story.
I would bet on jurors three, eight and 11 to come clean.
That's enough to cause a mistrial, isn't it? Yep.
Excuse me, Your Honor.
I know it's unorthodox for me to speak on my own behalf, but I want to waive my right to poll the jury.
I trust these fine jurors to be fair and impartial no matter what they've read.
Wilson, you do understand that by waiving this right, you may be undermining your right to a fair trial? I understand, Your Honor.
I just want to get this over with.
Then, jurors, please make your way back to the jury room.
You may begin deliberations.
I think I really connected with the jury.
I guess I have you to thank for that opportunity.
Ed got to them.
I could see it on their faces.
He got to the jury.
They're gonna acquit now.
We don't know that for sure, Bull.
Yes, I do.
He's been one step ahead the whole time.
And he's gonna get away with everything if I we don't find a way to expose him.
You said I was a good attorney, right? Yeah.
And a good attorney would stay far, far away from anything Okay, Chunk, I understand.
that would violate attorney-client privilege.
You've made it clear you don't want to be a part of this.
There is someone that can bring Ed down.
- Who? - Someone who's not bound by privilege.
The woman that Danny talked to.
Kristi Walker.
And if she told the police what she knows, the evidence wouldn't be tainted, and they could act on it.
Rob would jump all over it.
If there's new evidence, he could stop jury deliberations.
Buy some time.
And you know Rob would not let it go until he got to the bottom of it.
Okay, so we have to get Kristi - to come forward with what she knows.
- No, no.
We can't do anything, Bull.
Advising Kristi to testify against my client is the ultimate breach of my duty of loyalty.
No one would have to know you were behind it.
I would know.
It's a beautiful day for a long walk.
I think I'm gonna take one.
Give people who aren't good attorneys enough time to go do what it is that they need to do.
Thank you.
Don't thank me.
I didn't do anything.
We need to track down Kristi Walker before that jury renders a verdict.
You should know, our mirror jury looks like they'll finished deliberating by day's end.
Well, then, let's find her fast.
Taylor, can you ping Kristi Walker's cell phone? And triangulate her location or whatever it is - you magically do? - I haven't had to do the cell tower triangulation thing in years.
Nowadays it's as easy as hacking into the E-911 system and Oh, you mean just shut up and do it.
- Why are we looking for Kristi again? - Because I'm gonna convince her to tell the police everything she knows.
Guys, sorry, but Kristi's phone has been powered down since yesterday.
She probably ditched it after Danny came after her.
Damn it.
Do you still have access to Ed's apartment building? Yeah.
I can go over to Kristi's apartment, see if there's any hint to where she might've gone.
I like it.
Let's go.
Guess he's going with.
I get that we can't tell the police what Ed told Bull, but what if someone just so happened to trip over the body? Who's gonna trip over a body buried in a barrel underground? Treasure hunters.
Treasure hunters? The Internet is full of groups who hunt for all types of lost artifacts.
There just so happens to be a very active group focused on Revolutionary War artifacts in the Northeast.
And you just so happen to know this.
I might have done some poking around.
And these folks are gonna trip over Jodie's body because? I'm gonna infiltrate the group and plant a Hi.
- Hey.
- Hey.
And plant a clue to the location of a valuable artifact, which is actually the location of Jodie's body.
What if the police wonder where this clue came from? I promise you, no one will ever trace this back to us.
Are you really okay leaving that girl buried in the woods forever? Plant the clue.
I'll send these to Taylor, have her run a facial rec on Kristi's friend.
She could be crashing with her.
Man, Kristi was so lucky she was working the night of the carbon monoxide leak.
Two of the victims lived on either side of her.
- She could've died, too.
- Yep, and if she did, we wouldn't have known about any of this.
Ignorance is bliss, huh? Yeah.
Kristi saw Ed for who he was and I did not.
Nicholas told her who Ed was.
Yep, and she believed him.
You told me and I didn't want to believe.
Now, Ed is about to get away with multiple murders because I let him manipulate me.
What'd you find? A sobriety chip.
Kristi's in recovery.
She was off the wagon when I saw her last time.
Yeah, but blue means six months sober.
Her sobriety must be important to her.
You think she'd go to a meeting? Her life is falling apart.
She needs a space to feel safe and supported.
I think she'd go to her regular meeting place.
Hey, Kristi.
I'm Jason.
Uh, I need your help.
Are you looking for a meeting? This one just ended, but they have one - No, no, it's not about a meeting - like, every three hours.
Um I want you to know that I believe you.
About Ed.
- I know what happened, and - You know what, I got a job - and I really can't be late for it.
- And I know that I believe that Ed killed Nicholas, he murdered all those people in your building, and you're the only person who can prove it.
I need your help.
And here you go.
- Thank you.
- Sure.
How's it going? It took some nudging, but the hunt is finally catching fire.
A few people are focusing - on Saunders Woods.
- Great.
What do they think they're hunting for? A cache of weapons from the Revolutionary War.
Which might have been handled by George Washington himself.
Ooh, no wonder it's catching fire.
Did Bull and Danny find Kristi? It's our new client.
General counsel for Wellman Hospitality confirming breakfast tomorrow so he can meet Bull.
Oh, hey.
You should join us.
Tell him about the new cyber division you'll be heading up.
I can't.
What Don't worry, it's not until 9:30.
You'll have plenty of time to drop your son at school beforehand.
It's not Mauricio.
I mean, it is Mauricio.
Is everything all right? I didn't want to tell you this, not with everything that's going on right now, but I can't lie to you.
I'm moving to Hawai'i.
What? Why? We just found out Mauricio has ADHD which is why he's been acting out.
- I am so sorry.
- The doctor said he needs a lot more time and attention.
More than I can give him here, alone, so Listen, we will cut your hours.
We'll get you more help.
You do not need to move to Hawai'i.
Mauricio needs both of his parents right now.
And in Hawaii, he'll have his grandparents, too.
And not to mention all the space to run around, get out his excess energy.
Yeah, but you love New York.
This is your home.
Aren't you gonna miss it? I'm gonna miss you.
I have to do this, Marissa.
I understand.
Why do you have to be such a good mom? Nicholas threatened to talk and look what happened to him.
You can go to the police.
They'll keep you safe.
There's witness protection.
You don't know that.
Yes, I do.
Look, you don't want to live like this, always looking over your shoulder.
I've got a friend in Texas.
I'm gonna stay with her.
I just got to get enough money for the trip - and I will be safe there.
- Ed's a dangerous man.
He should be locked up.
- Think about the next person that - Okay, I can't do it.
I already fell off the wagon once.
I am, I am barely hanging on.
If I have to go to the police and testify in court or whatever, with-with Ed there, I just, I-I physically cannot.
I cannot.
I know that's what you think, but you're looking for the courage to change what you can, right? And this is something you can change.
And I know you're strong enough to do it.
You don't even know me.
And if you're so sure that Ed is a killer, why don't you go to the police? I can't.
There are rules I have to follow.
A rule.
Oh, you don't want to break some rule, but you want me to risk my life? Go to hell.
Be safe.
Did you find Kristi? She's not gonna come forward.
I'm sorry.
How's it going with the mirror jury? Uh, 11 not guilties, one man is holding out to convict.
You think he'll hang the jury? No, he'll cave eventually, but there is some good news.
The real jury just adjourned for the day, so we have one more night to come up with something.
You know, I've been thinking.
What if I-I just kill Ed? Oh, Bull.
You guys.
Oh, my God, they found Jodie.
What? Who found Jodie? The treasure hunters.
Treasure hunters? Yeah, the less you know the better.
What are they saying online? They dug up a barrel buried near those columns.
It was a horror show, basically.
Uh, bones, remains, I don't really want to think about it, but they called the police.
Whatever you did, thank you.
We're gonna get him, Bull.
A local treasure hunting club, on the trail of Revolutionary War artifacts, instead made a grisly discovery yesterday.
Human remains buried in a barrel in Saunders Woods, Pennsylvania.
Am I crazy, or did you actually sleep last night? Like a baby.
Does this body they found have anything to do with that? I can't say.
Good morning.
Life's too short.
Yes, it is.
You know, before this gets complicated, I've got a little business meeting this morning, so I love you.
I love you.
Great work yesterday.
I said great work yesterday.
It was killing me knowing that girl was out there.
Glad it worked out.
Not sure how we're gonna do this without you.
Marissa told you? I caught her crying in the bathroom.
She's pretty bummed.
I am, too.
I'm sorry I didn't tell you myself.
I haven't even told Bull yet.
He'll hate to lose you, but he'll get it.
He's got a kid.
- Oh, found a school in Hawaii? - No.
I just started looking.
It's kind of impossible because I have no idea where I'm working yet or where I'm gonna live.
- Sounds like an adventure.
- Yeah.
Kind of like you and Cameron climbing Kilimanjaro.
Minus the mountain and the hot guy.
Hey, you'll have surfers and volcanos.
You're gonna be fine.
Something's happening.
found in the barrel, they were able to determine that the remains are that of a human female.
Unfortunately, further identification is going to be impossible because the remains have been compromised by a chemical agent.
The disappointment is palpable I got to call Bull.
both within the investigation and within missing persons networks No, I understand.
Thank you, Taylor.
What happened? Ed did something to the body.
Acid, lye, something.
I don't know.
- God.
- They can't get any DNA evidence from the remains.
- Ugh - Jodie's parents are never gonna know what happened to their daughter.
No one's ever gonna know that Ed killed her and six other people to cover it up.
You did everything you could.
Doesn't matter.
Ed is gonna be free to kill again.
Do you want to pass on this meeting? I can do it alone.
No, this is important.
It's our future.
When Marissa showed me that she was able to predict not just the verdict but the damages in our last trial, I-I was amazed.
Yeah, uh, mock jury, they are a critical tool.
We can't wait to put it into practice for you, Matthew.
Save Wellman Hospitality some real money next time.
I've been following your current case.
The, uh, landlord accused of all those carbon monoxide deaths? Right.
- Have you? - Mm-hmm.
I saw the jury is out.
Which way do you think it's gonna go? They're gonna acquit.
You sound so certain.
I love it.
Well, our mirror juries are accurate 98% of the time.
That's just, that is really amazing, because I got to tell you, I was sure he was gonna be convicted.
You guys must be miracle workers.
I'm so sorry.
If you'll excuse me.
Uh I have to go.
Okay, do I have everyone's ballot? Sorry.
Just a sec.
All right, let's count the votes.
Not guilty.
Not guilty.
Uh, excuse me.
Sorry! Sorry.
Hey! Watch it! Not guilty.
Not guilty.
Stop! Everyone stop.
Don't count those votes.
- Sir.
Sir! - You don't have to.
- My client is - You're not allowed in there! - guilty.
- Sir! - Open the door! - He did it.
Never, in all my years on the bench, have I witnessed such outrageous behavior.
I cannot imagine a more egregious violation of your duty to your client.
If I may, Your Honor.
I would like to make it clear to this court that I alone made this decision.
Palmer had nothing to do with any of this.
None of my colleagues at TAC had any part in this.
It was my decision.
That is small comfort.
Bull, I'm revoking your courtroom privileges.
You are no longer welcome in any courtroom in this city.
Do you understand me? I understand.
Thank you, Your Honor.
And now I have no choice but to declare a mistrial.
Jones, are you going to refile charges against Mr.
Wilson? Yes, Your Honor.
The people remain convinced that Mr.
Wilson is responsible for his tenants' deaths.
We plan to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and ask that the court take him into custody while we refile charges.
Officers, please take Mr.
Wilson into custody.
Court is adjourned.
You didn't beat me.
I had the jury this time.
I'll have them again next time.
You really think I was gonna let you get away with this? That A.
? He's not gonna stop until he learns everything you did.
Wilson, put your hands behind your back.
I'm gonna sue your ass off.
Enjoy spending my money in the prison commissary.
I put out some feelers.
I will find you the best legal ethics attorney in the country.
We are going to get you back in the courtroom.
I'm not going back.
Uh, we'll find a loophole.
Uh, y-you pull rabbits out of your hat all the time.
No more rabbits.
You don't break the cardinal rule of attorney-client privilege and keep working in this legal profession.
He's not wrong.
What about TAC? Clients will fire TAC if I stick around.
No, you'll talk them out of it.
Wh I will talk them out of it.
The only way for TAC to survive is without me.
This was my last case.
Oh, my God.
Are you kidding me? Uh, he's he's really leaving? Bull's leaving TAC.
Um Will there even still be a TAC? I'm gonna buy Bull out.
Chunk, I'm I'm hoping you'll stay on as chief counsel.
I-I'm not going anywhere.
I do have one condition, though.
- Dibs on Bull's office.
- Chunk.
Too soon.
Oh, thank you.
I needed that.
So how's your day going? Oh, you know, same old, same old.
Are you okay? I am swell.
But I do realize that a husband should probably talk to his wife before he torpedoes his career.
Well, you're not the average husband.
And if you would've consulted me, I would've driven you to that courthouse myself.
Really? You could've slit that man's throat for all I care.
Remind me never to cross you.
I love you.
And I love you.
Just don't start hanging around the house all day in your underpants.
But they're really nice underpants.
All right.
No more underpants.
Chunk? Thought you'd like to know, a woman came to the police today.
Kristi Walker.
Apparently, she heard about your dramatic display in the jury room and was inspired to get a few things off her chest.
Well, you need to protect her.
I will.
Ed Wilson's behind bars, and I'm confident I can keep him there for the rest of his life.
Kristi must've had some pretty damning evidence.
Yes, but I'm sure you knew that.
And based on what Kristi shared, we learned that, uh, Wilson was a person of interest in the disappearance of a young woman Jodie Comroe, but that Nicholas Borrego, his handyman, alibied him.
Blink twice if I'm getting warm.
I can't do your whole job for you.
That's fine.
Some treasure hunters discovered human remains in the woods not far from where Jodie Comroe's car was abandoned on the night she vanished.
Wasn't that lucky? Wasn't it? I did see something about that on the news.
But they couldn't identify the body, something to do with DNA being compromised? We discovered a titanium screw in the barrel, the same kind of screw that Jodie had from a knee surgery.
They're tracing the serial numbers now.
And you think the parents, they'll get closure? Yeah, I think they will.
You know, I wouldn't have been able to figure out any of this stuff without your, um Eh, what do you call it? Bravery No.
Stupidity? No.
There's no need to label it.
Pleasure doing business with you, Dr.
Always a pleasure.
I always liked that guy.
You never liked that guy.
Well, if he puts Ed behind bars, I will love him forever.
You know, I never would have done what you did today, but, uh I'm really glad you did it.
I wouldn't spread that around.
My stink might stick to you.
Oh, no, I plan to very publicly, very loudly condemn you.
- Good.
- But, uh, between you and me? I'm really proud to have worked for you.
You're not just a good attorney.
You're a great attorney.
Hold that elevator? Quite a day.
Feel like a drink? So Hawai'i, huh? That's hardly the news of the day.
Yeah, sorry, I didn't mean to steal your thunder with the whole "leaving TAC" drama.
Yeah, I had the spotlight for what, like, two minutes? Yeah, I'm very selfish.
Well which one of us is headed to paradise? Fair enough.
And what about you? - Where are you headed? - Oh.
Might disappear for a while.
Someplace not even you can find me.
I can always find you.
You know, some religions believe that if you save someone's life Oh, you still think you saved my life when my daughter was kidnapped? If you save someone's life, you are responsible for them forever.
Well, I'm telling you I saved my own life, - so you're off the hook there.
- I'm not saying I saved you.
You saved me.
When you gave me this job.
Um I was in a rough place, and you you gave me a reason to get up in the morning.
So thank you.
Well, if I'm responsible for you, then I think you should rethink this whole mountain climbing thing, because that puts a lot of pressure on me.
I understand.
Thanks, Matthew.
I wish you all the best.
That was Wellman? They dropped us? - I mean, TAC? - Yeah.
Did you tell him I resigned? I did, but the ship had sailed.
I'm sorry to have cost you a client that massive.
I'm not worried.
I landed a big fish once, I will do it again.
I have no doubt about that.
Bull, I just, I just want to tell you, being your partner these last few months, it it has meant everything to me.
You've been my partner for 13 years.
I can't imagine doing this without you.
Well, I think we both know that I needed you a lot more than you needed me.
I would like to give you something.
Something important.
Something I think you're gonna need.
I leave it with you.
For me? Yeah, it's for you.
- Take good care of it, will you? - I will.
I kind of don't know what to do now.
- Oh, hug me.
- Oh.
Good luck.
Thank you.
Don't do anything I wouldn't do.
That won't be too hard.

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