Doubt (2017) s01e11 Episode Script

I'm in if You Are

1 We start with Billy, his initial interrogation.
The jury gets to see he was cooperative, he had nothing to hide.
Then we get the cop to tee up the conspiracy.
By talking about the once-a-year thing.
Then we recall Gail Meyers.
Confront her, the Windsong stuff.
She'll be all, "This means nothing," but we'll be like "Really? 'Cause we disagree.
" And that's when we say, "The defense would like to call" Grace Russo.
" And Burris lights herself on fire.
- It's good.
- It's so good.
When do I get to testify? You didn't tell him? I thought you should tell him.
You just didn't want to see his sad face.
I'm right here.
You're not testifying.
There it is.
The sad face.
- I know we said you were gonna testify.
- But we changed our mind.
We destroy Russo, then we rest.
If we put you on the stand, who knows what'll happen? Well, I'll get to tell my side of the story.
Brennan, isn't it true that you were angry with Amy Meyers so you killed her? - She's being Burris.
- Yeah, got it, thanks.
- Just answer the question, Dr.
- I didn't kill Amy Meyers.
Then why did you tell Michael Slater you did - when you were at reform school? - I didn't.
Why did your own sister say she saw you - standing over Amy's body? - I don't know.
She's lying.
Oh, so everyone's lying except you? Isn't it more likely that everyone's telling the truth, - except you? - No.
I'm telling you And I'm asking you, isn't it true that no other viable suspect has come forward in 26 years because you are the only person with motive and opportunity? Blah, blah, blah, she goes on, but you get the point.
You get on the stand and deny stuff, she gets the last word.
You don't testify; We don't need it.
We do our jobs right, we have this thing won by tomorrow.
CAMERON: Carolyn signed the clemency papers.
I'm filing them today.
ISAIAH: I called the governor for a meeting.
We'll see.
How is she? She feeling okay? She started chemo; It's been rough.
She doesn't want to tell Sadie till after the trial, but I was hoping she'd tell you.
Oh, we speak on the phone every night.
But the cancer doesn't come up.
What do you talk about? We read to each other.
Right now it's the Greeks.
She's never been able to get through the Iliad.
Isn't that the one where? Everyone dies.
Terrible, gruesome deaths.
It's all about the impermanence of life.
Maybe she finds it comforting, but I get off the phone, and I'm weeping.
I'm so sorry.
Troy's going to fall, and I'm a hapless Hector doing my best to win the war.
You got more flowers.
- Keep 'em.
- He's says he's sorry.
Please forgive him.
You read the card? Oh.
Pretty flowers.
Who are they for? Cam.
They're from Peter Garrett.
Why did Peter Garrett send you flowers? I don't want to talk about it.
You said you were in a relationship with someone.
- Are you with Peter Garrett? - NICK: Remember the time she said she didn't want to talk about it? I said terrible things about him.
And you just let me go on and on.
It's okay, you were right.
I said that he smelled like beef jerky.
NICK: Come on.
If anyone calls, we're at Otisville meeting a client.
Isn't that where you? I served my time? Yeah.
Talk about guys who smell like beef jerky.
Peter doesn't smell like beef jerky.
Then take his flowers and forgive him.
I'm adopting a teacup pig, and the breeder wants to make sure I'm a responsible pig owner, so I gave a bunch of you as references.
Pretty flowers.
Billy, for the record, your parents know you're here? They're outside in the waiting room.
My dad told me to answer all your questions.
SARANOV: Do you have any questions for me? BILLY: Yeah.
What happened? How did Amy die? Detective Saranov, that's you in the video, is that right? A lifetime ago, but yeah.
And you were the original investigator on the case? That's right.
Billy Brennan was a teenager at the time.
Yet his parents allowed you to interrogate him, alone, without counsel, for four hours.
I was surprised, but Senator Brennan said his family was an open book.
In those four hours of interrogation, this teenage boy gave you his version of the events that happened that night.
That he and Amy went to the park, that she broke up with him, and that he left her there alive.
That version of events that you questioned him about, how many times did Billy's story change? SARANOV: None, not one.
He was rock solid.
- And you stayed with the case? - Until this year, when we arrested Dr.
ALBERT: So this was an active investigation for over 20 years? It was active for a year after the murder.
And then I'd revisit it every year around Halloween, which was the anniversary of Amy's death.
Was the revisiting your choice? No, Gail Mrs.
Meyers, was really vigilant about not letting it go; She'd call me every year on the anniversary for an update.
Every year? Did she call you this year? NICK: His name is Art Camston.
He's serving nine years for second-degree burglary.
I appealed based on a question of definition of the word "dwelling.
" (chuckles) Dwelling is where you dwell.
Define "dwell.
" Where you sleep at night.
Define "night.
" (chuckles): Oh.
This is gonna be a super geeky appeal.
I can't wait.
- Seriously, thanks for supervising.
- Of course.
MAN: Hey, I know you.
You did a bid here.
- Right? - Yeah.
Nick is a lawyer now.
We're here to see our client.
(wand beeps) SADIE: Detective Saranov testified that you called the police every year on the anniversary of your daughter's death.
I want justice for my daughter.
But last year, for the first time in 26 years, you didn't make that call.
What's the point of this? Let's find out.
Amy had a sailboat.
(chuckles) This is her getting to the point? If she would let me ask my question, she will see my point.
Yes, Amy loved sailing.
And what was the name of that sailboat? Windsong.
Are you familiar with a corporate entity by the name of the Windsong Group? Yes.
Who's the sole shareholder? I am.
On October 25th last year, 12 days before the election, the Windsong Group funneled a substantial donation to Grace Russo's campaign for district attorney, and then, for the first time in 26 years, you didn't call October 31st to check on the status of your daughter's murder investigation.
- Objection.
- Now she sees my point.
Let's see where this goes.
You didn't call because you didn't have to.
In exchange for your contribution, Grace Russo promised to arrest Billy Brennan, which she did one month after assuming office.
If you're implying I'm not implying anything, I am saying that Gail Meyers bought herself - a prosecution.
- BURRIS: Objection! - Move to strike.
- SADIE: And I move to call Grace Russo as my next witness.
You're kidding me.
- Is that an objection? - You bet it is.
You need to have a good faith basis for calling her.
JUDGE MENDOZA: Well, she's right about that.
What's your offer of proof? Here are the federal election commission filings from Russo's campaign for D.
Line 77 is pretty interesting.
- SADIE: It's a contribution - ALBERT: A big one.
From Supported Justice NYC.
The sole contributor to Supported Justice NYC was the Windsong Group.
- Sound familiar? - Amy's sailboat.
Despite her trying to hide it, we can show that the Windsong money came entirely from Gail Meyers who wanted Billy arrested.
So our good faith offer of proof is this.
SADIE: Unimpeachable documents that show Gail Meyers paid Grace Russo to prosecute Billy Brennan.
You have to admit, it's not nothing.
People contribute to political campaigns all the time.
I hate it to break it to you, but I have a suspicious timeline and a damning paper trail.
I'm ordering the D.
to take the stand.
Looks like half the D.
's office is here to see Russo testify.
(reporters clamoring) You know Gail Meyers, right? RUSSO: Of course.
She is a friend, a pillar of our community, and a substantial contributor to my campaign for district attorney.
An office you won just over a year ago.
- Was a tight race.
- It was.
A few weeks before the election, you received a huge infusion of cash.
$175,000 from the Windsong Group, which is wholly owned by Gail Meyers.
First let me say, if it were up to me, public officials wouldn't have to go grubbing for money - to get elected.
- But you do.
You do have to go grubbing for money, and you did.
From Gail Meyers.
There were 16,726 individual contributions to my campaign.
People give me money because they know I cannot be bought.
My entire campaign was built on a lifelong reputation for integrity.
On October 24th, the polls have you down by three points.
Then on the 25th, Mrs.
Meyers gave you that money, which you used to purchase a substantial ad buy, and then on November 8th, you won the election.
Yes, I did.
And I was very grateful.
Grateful for the chance to be a voice for the victims of New York City's criminals.
And only a month into assuming office, you had Billy Brennan arrested for the murder of Amy Meyers.
Ellis, I believe that everyone deserves a vigorous defense, and I'm thrilled that you're providing one.
I'm even happy to be here testifying.
I was asking about the timing of the prosecution.
You were implying that there was a quid pro quo between me and Gail Meyers.
There was no such thing.
But you admit that you received the donation And after I assumed office, to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, an independent senior prosecutor was assigned to make a recommendation about whether or not to prosecute Dr.
I simply followed his recommendation.
- SADIE: Calvin Ferretti.
- Yes.
who was suspended from practicing the law when it was discovered that he had been tampering with evidence.
RUSSO: That's right.
And let me be clear here.
I had the highest expectations of professionalism and integrity in my office.
The day that I found out about his illegal behavior, I terminated his employment - immediately.
- But you admit that the person you handpicked to examine the case, the man who recommended Billy Brennan be prosecuted was corrupt.
RUSSO: I hate to throw cold water on your carefully crafted conspiracy theory but A.
Ferretti was selected for this investigation by the head of Major Crimes.
I had nothing to do with it.
As I said, I kept myself out of this precisely so you couldn't come in here and peddle your outlandish fantasies.
Now, is there anything else? Cross-examination, Ms.
Burris? I think the district attorney has done just fine.
Look at you, huh? All legit.
I feel like a proud papa.
You know what they called him in here? I can't wait to find out.
- Art, you don't have to get into - "Gotcha Man.
" As in, you need anything Smokes, phones, whatever you got to score We actually don't have a ton of time.
He would just say, "Gotcha," and you'd have it, just like that.
So, your case.
Oh, yeah.
Well, let's, uh, get down to it, Counselor.
So, the brief we filed is based on case law that's over a hundred years old.
Yeah, but it still works.
That's the plan The hope, anyway.
The argument we're making is that you should've been convicted of burglary in the third degree, which carries a minimum of three years.
You've already served three and a half I get it knocked down to third degree, I get out, get to see my kids.
Eat a decent meal.
You're eating like a king, huh? (chuckles) Yeah, I eat all right.
You got a comfortable mattress? Yeah, it's good.
Know what I miss the most, on the outside, I mean? Hanging out in the yard with the kids, green grass under my feet.
Then let's go to court tomorrow, get you that grass under your feet.
TANYA: You know I'm sober? 12 years now.
I made a mess of my life.
Even ruined my brother's wedding.
Got drunk and created a scene Yelling that I hated his wife, she was an idiot.
They even threw in that I thought she had a dog face.
Because she does have a dog face.
But still, not nice.
With time, my brother got over it, but you know the real miracle? Dog Face forgave me.
None of my beeswax.
I'm just a sucker for forgiveness.
Alan? Alan.
Alan! Thanks for meeting me.
Why am I meeting you in a parking garage? I feel like I'm in All the President's Men.
I didn't want anyone to see us.
What the hell, Alan? Russo's holier-than-thou act made me want to puke.
She's craven and political, and worst of all, she perjured herself on how Ferretti caught the case.
She personally ordered the re-investigation - of the Brennan case.
- How do you know that? Because I was assigned to do it.
I made a confidential recommendation that they not present the case to the grand jury.
Next thing I know, I'm back on the simple-felony beat, and Ferretti has the Brennan case.
You didn't think there was enough evidence to move forward? Look, I don't know if Brennan did it, but I do know that there is plenty of evidence suggesting that Russo decided that's the narrative.
And anything that doesn't fit that narrative needs to be suppressed.
Like what? It's a police report from the initial investigation.
We had an alternate suspect, a guy that the cops questioned way back when: Eli Wagener.
He was a kid from another school in the neighborhood, low-level drug dealer.
He claims that he and Amy were friends.
You remember the boxes of discovery we sent over? Calvin left that out.
Are you saying Russo told him to? I'm saying that it seems Russo didn't want you to know there was an alternate suspect you could use as a plan "B.
" Yeah, I'd like a large pizza, please.
Half plain, half pepperoni.
Um, I'd I got to call you back, thanks.
I was looking for my brown boots in the back of the closet, and Yeah, that's You're not supposed to find that now.
That's If I lose, that's when you're supposed to see that.
- You're not gonna lose.
- I know.
I know, I just I wanted you to have some reminders of me.
I don't need reminders.
I'll have you.
- Sadie, I - (intercom buzzes) (sighs) - Yeah? - ALBERT: It's me.
(intercom buzzes) I am gonna open that, but I'm gonna open it with you the night we win.
- Okay? - Okay.
- (door opens) - Hey.
You got any tequila? What's going on? What's going on is I need tequila, - and so do you.
- Now you're scaring me.
Drink it.
(sighs) I think I know who killed Amy.
We can't call Eli Wagener without knowing what he's gonna say.
He's gonna say what's in the police report.
What about what's not in the police report? He could say anything, and you've got no comeback.
So don't call him? I'm saying make sure you think it through.
November 13, 1992.
Riddick Bowe, Evander Holyfield.
Oh, please don't throw boxing back in my face.
How many times have I told you? BOTH: When you're ahead on points, you don't go for the knockout.
Yeah, but if you lose, and you didn't put everything out there, can you live with that? - So put him on the stand? - No.
Just come to an agreement.
An nation divided cannot stand.
He does reinforce our corrupt D.
Seven years for assault.
He was supposed to meet Amy in the park.
Call him as a hostile witness.
- Give the jury a bad guy.
- SADIE: Another bad guy.
Russo's the baddest of the bad.
Talk, act normal, like we're talking about a case.
We are talking about a case.
Keep doing it.
I'll act fascinated.
- What's going on? - LUCY: Cam? Don't look now, but Peter Garrett's here to see you.
I said don't look now.
(whispers): I'm busy.
Cam, you have to go talk to him.
I don't want to, and I thought I made that abundantly clear by avoiding his calls and texts.
Cameron, get the A.
out of my waiting room.
It's bad for business.
Tell him to wait in my office.
Is now a bad time to say "I told you so" about dating a prosecutor? NICK: Section 140.
25 defines burglary as I think we can all read the statute.
Okay, well, in 1878, Quinn v.
People 1878? We're seriously doing this? NICK: defines a dwelling as a place occupied at night.
It defines night, believe it or not, as I'm going with "not.
" as the period of time between 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise.
In this case, the complainant worked the graveyard shift - at a pickle factory.
- A pickle factory? Possibly my favorite part.
Artisanal pickles, yes.
It's a thing.
Anyway, for 14 years, the complainant never spent the night, as defined by the statute, in this so-called dwelling even once.
You're seriously arguing that it's not a dwelling because the victim worked the night shift? It wasn't a dwelling, so Mr.
Camston can only be convicted of burglary in the third degree.
Where did you even come up with this ridiculous argument? Prison, actually.
I had a I had a lot of downtime to read.
It's where I met Mr.
Camston, by the way, acknowledges that he stole the TV and he shouldn't have.
But that only makes him guilty of burglary in the third degree, not second.
So the court should release him with time served.
Okay, well, I'll take all of this under advisement and get my ruling back to you ASAP.
Pickle factory, by the way, (laughs) amazing! The D.
willfully withheld exculpatory information.
BURRIS: Look, I don't know anything about Eli Wagener or the police report or the hiding of the report.
I literally don't know anything.
Well, you said it, not us.
This is a Brady violation of the worst kind, and there's only one remedy: Dismissal with prejudice.
Yeah, I'm not gonna do that.
Then the D.
should be sanctioned and admonished in front of the jury.
JUDGE MENDOZA: Ladies and gentlemen, the prosecution willfully withheld information about this witness from the defense.
This is against the rules, and you may consider that in your deliberations.
Wagener, you knew Amy Meyers.
You planned to see her October 31, 1991, didn't you? - Yep.
- You were going to sell her drugs.
No foundation.
ALBERT: It's a reasonable inference, given that the witness has three prior convictions for distribution of marijuana and cocaine.
I was gonna give her some pot.
She was an attractive young woman, - popular, rich.
- Yep.
- She was out of your league.
- Whatever.
Fact is we were hooking up.
Really? She never mentioned you to anyone.
Not her friends or family.
Amy was afraid of Billy.
He had a temper.
She was gonna break up with him; Thought he might get violent.
I was gonna see her afterwards, be sure she was okay.
You were concerned with her welfare? Believe it or not.
You're serving a seven-year sentence for gang assault - in the first degree.
- It's on my rap sheet.
Was the victim in that case a man or a woman? - A woman.
- So you've even got a history of violence against women.
- Objection.
- To what? I'm just stating the facts.
Wagener, did you kill Amy Meyers? No.
Did you go to Gramercy Park that night? Yeah.
I waited an hour.
She never showed.
So you didn't tell anyone you did it, you didn't have a scratch on your face the next morning, and there's no eyewitness that saw you standing over the body.
So there's nothing to connect you to Amy's murder? Because I didn't kill her.
CAMERON: Peter, I PETER: Just hear me out, please.
This is nothing you don't already know, but there are certain things that you just don't do as a straight guy.
Someone sees you crying when you're a little kid, they laugh at you, tell you boys don't cry.
That list of rules gets longer the older you get.
Don't wear pink.
Don't cook, unless you're grilling meat.
And definitely don't date a trans woman.
Somehow, doing those things makes you gay.
Peter, seriously, talk to your therapist.
I did.
Been talking to her once a week since we started dating, but I just I just need to say this out loud.
If I were gay, I would dive in head first and be awesome at it.
But I'm not gay.
Oh, my God, can we not do this? Cam, you have had a long time to think about trans stuff.
Can you just give me a quick "who am I" moment? Okay, fine.
Thank you.
Somehow, dating a trans woman is supposed to make you less of a man.
But that doesn't make sense, because when I'm with you, I feel like more of a man.
More myself.
It wasn't really adding up for me, and I've never had to question any of those rules about being a man before.
I mean, first thing I did when I got to New York was drag a grill out on my fire escape.
You love that grill.
Cam, when it was just the two of us, I could, I could push all of those questions aside.
But when I thought about the people in that courtroom Judge, the court officer, the stenographer I knew exactly what they would think if we told them we were dating.
Because six months ago, I would have thought the same cruel things.
That there is something wrong with me.
Some failure of masculinity.
And I run a courtroom.
The idea of being judged and found lacking there, of all places I couldn't get out of bed.
So you called in sick and didn't text me.
Because I was ashamed.
I was being a coward.
Cam, I know I shouldn't care about what some stenographer thinks about me, but you can't just, one day, decide to throw out all of those things that have been hardwired into you since recess.
I freaked out.
Then you came over to my place and you kicked my ass.
And I realized that I was gonna have to either learn to live without those rules, or learn to live without you.
Turns out, none of this is actually complicated.
At all.
If you'll have me, I want to side with you.
No matter what.
No matter where, and no matter who.
There's a victim's rights fundraiser tonight.
Most of my office is gonna be there.
Be my date.
Meet my people.
Uh, just just no? The thought of telling people we're dating was so bad, you couldn't get out of bed, Peter? That doesn't make me feel great.
And we could have talked about that the night before you called in sick, or that morning, but you disappeared.
I'm just supposed to trust that that won't happen again? No.
(sighs) I was never violent with Amy.
She wasn't scared of me.
He's lying.
Of course he's lying.
The jury knows it.
And we'll double down on that in our closing.
- So, we rest.
- We rest.
In closings, we make it all about Russo.
Gail Meyers wanted Billy in jail.
Russo wanted money for a campaign.
- We have reasonable doubt.
- Totally.
I want to testify.
I want to tell the jury that I didn't kill Amy, and I think they need to hear it from me.
- No.
- Sadie, listen to me.
- No, it won't work.
- (Sighs) You'll smile too much.
Or not enough.
You'll look down, and a juror will see that as guilt.
It's too risky.
I know it's your decision, and your right and your life.
But it's my life, too.
ALBERT: I understand the impulse, Billy.
I do.
But when you're ahead on points, you don't go for the knockout.
When I'm in the O.
, I have to rely on instinct.
If a kid starts bleeding in the middle of surgery, I have a split second to decide what to do; It's life and death.
But so is this.
And every instinct in me is screaming to take the stand and talk to the jury.
But I'm not a lawyer; I've never done this before.
So fine.
I won't take the stand.
We rest.
Thank you.
Hey, you know what's weird? Where were Art's kids and his family? Well, his girlfriend got married, and she hardly ever brings the kids around.
Even if he does get out, he's not gonna get his dream.
What was your dream? What did you want when you got out? This.
Doing this.
You know, helping the guys who are still in there.
And root beer floats.
(laughs) Did you get the call? From the pig people? No.
Pig people? No.
The governor.
He wants to meet.
It's exciting.
What's exciting? Um, Lucy is getting a teacup pig.
Yeah, whatever.
What did Peter want? You won't believe what he said to me.
That he'll never smirk again and it's wrong to keep human beings in cages? He had this elaborate apology, talking about his feelings and his childhood.
That is messed up.
Then he invited me to some benefit tonight.
You gonna go? My boyfriend may be going to jail for the rest of his life.
You, on the other hand, have a guy who, you know, he's kind of smug and he is a prosecutor, but at his core, he's a good person.
And he wants to be with you.
But he just ghosted me.
Can't judge a person by their worst act.
Isn't that what we always say in court? I know, but do we mean it? I think we do.
(phone vibrating) - Pig people? - Pig people.
CAMERON: Sadie says I'm an idiot.
(sighs) I'm the idiot.
I was still mad.
I had my guard up.
- Cam - I have to admit, as far as "I messed up" speeches go, yours was pretty darn good.
Well I meant every word.
I know.
And that's why if the offer still stands, I'd love to be your plus one to this stupid thing tonight.
The offer still stands.
(sniffs) Uh, wh-what are you doing? You smell nothing like beef jerky.
Thanks for noticing.
I understand that the evidence is in and both sides plan to rest.
- Is that correct? - It is, Your Honor.
The defense is prepared to rest.
So, you don't intend to call your client to testify? No, we don't.
Brennan, do you understand that under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, you have the right to testify on your own behalf? - Yes, I do.
- Conversely, the Fifth Amendment grants you the right to remain silent.
You don't have to say a word.
You don't have to prove your innocence.
The burden of proof rests solely on the prosecution.
BILLY: I understand.
Have you discussed these rights with your lawyers? - I have.
- Mr.
Cobb? We've gone over the issues of waiver.
Brennan is aware of his rights.
Brennan, ultimately, the decision is yours and yours alone.
Do you agree with Mr.
Cobb? Or do you intend to testify on your own behalf? No, I don't agree.
I'd like to take the stand.
I want to testify.
Flowers, that's a nice surprise.
Or cake, who doesn't love cake? But deciding at the last minute to testify at your own murder trial, that is not my kind of surprise.
How are you surprised? He's done this before, taken over his own defense.
We rested, he panicked.
He's going to prison.
Maybe you should do the direct.
No way.
He's not just our client.
You love him.
You trust him.
We need to make the jury feel that way, too.
If anybody can make that happen, it's you.
CONWAY: Sorry to make you wait.
Crazy day.
I'm Jack Conway, chief of staff.
I thought we were meeting with the governor.
Like I said, it's been a crazy day.
The governor sends his apologies.
But you've got me for a few minutes, so let's talk - about Carolyn Rice.
- She's been a model prisoner.
- Mm-hmm.
- And she's helped improve the lives of hundreds of inmates through literacy programs, the Family Center, even training service dogs.
Governor loves dogs.
Conway, please, uh, look up from your that, and let us know if the governor is inclined to grant clemency.
He's sympathetic.
And as I'm sure you know, prison reform is important to the governor.
But clemency for a cop killer, he can't take the heat for that right now.
I'm sorry.
Maybe in 18 months, we revisit, when he's on his way out of office and the political fallout is limited.
She may not have 18 months.
I'm sorry.
What just happened? Troy just fell.
Brady, I've heard of you.
Getting your law degree in prison and all.
So, when your brief came across my desk, naturally, my interest was piqued.
Your argument was compelling.
Congratulations on turning your life around.
Thank you, Your Honor.
That said, the justices of 1878 couldn't have possibly foreseen the realities of today.
The victim lived there.
He paid rent and utilities.
The fact that he worked the night shift doesn't make it any less of a dwelling.
Therefore, your motion is denied.
The verdict stands.
The court is in recess.
Whoa! Are you kidding me? - Nick, what are we gonna do now? - I'm sorry, Art.
There's not much more we can do.
- Oh, so that's it? That's - I wish I had more options.
Ah, now that you're out, it's easy to just walk away, huh? Forget about the rest of us on the inside.
TIFFANY: Art, he did everything he could do.
ART: He needs to do more.
He's the Gotcha Man.
He needs to figure something the hell out now! I'll say hi to Johnny Lozito for you.
(handcuffs clicking) He misses you, pal.
- What was that about? - Nothing.
Well, the first four times I asked Amy out, she said no.
So, when she finally said yes, I was nervous.
I-I wanted it to be perfect.
But of course, it wasn't.
It went terribly.
I forgot my wallet.
And Amy had to pay for our tokens to Coney Island.
And the moment we got off the N-train, it started pouring rain.
But Amy, she was so positive about everything.
So we jumped back on the subway, laughing, for the next six hours.
And, uh, I think I fell in love with her that day.
Tell us about the night of Amy's death.
Well, things were going badly.
I was drinking and doing drugs.
And I was treating her poorly.
And so, that night at the party, Amy finally put her foot down, as she should've, and she broke up with me in the park.
And (chuckles softly) I didn't want her to see me cry, so I left her there.
When was the next time that you saw her? The next morning, I came out of my house, and Gramercy Park was a mob scene.
I, uh, I looked through the fence, and I saw Amy on the ground.
Did you kill Amy Meyers? No.
No, I loved her.
I would never.
Billy, why did you choose to testify today? BILLY: This thing has been hanging over me for 26 years.
Friends and family members thinking I was capable of something like this, of taking a life.
It's made me closed off.
It's hard for me to trust or to be vulnerable.
I think that's why I like being in the O.
; I wear a mask.
And so I'm not me, I'm my brains, my hands, my skill, my heart.
But I'm not Billy Brennan.
That name carries so much baggage.
I want to get my name back.
I want to get my life back.
So I welcome the chance to be here today to tell all of you that I did not kill Amy Meyers.
I did not.
I did not.
I think what might be fun is, once I get the pig, we have a contest here to name it, right? Another home run idea.
You're thinking of a funny name right now, aren't you? Not for the pig.
Did the pig people call you guys? I gave them your cells.
Lucy, do you know why they call them teacup pigs? Because if they called them bathtub pigs, which is the size they actually get to, no one would buy them.
And do you know how much pig manure you get from a bathtub-sized pig? And to make all that manure, it's gonna have to eat.
And the food's not cheap, but don't worry, because it's gonna eat your furniture, your books, your clothes, and when you get evicted, 'cause I'm pretty sure your apartment building has a "no farm animals" clause 'cause they're not idiots, you and your huge, smelly, hungry pig are gonna be out on the street.
And no, they didn't call.
What was that? We lost.
He lost.
I'm sorry.
He's acting weird.
(phone ringing) It's the pig people.
What do I do? I don't want a fat, smelly, hungry animal that'll take all my money.
That was my last two boyfriends.
(imitating Lucy): Hi.
This is Lucy Alexander.
I did? Oh, my God, that is so great.
I love pigs.
Well, I love pork.
Same thing.
Listen, how many chops can you get from a teacup pig? And do they come with recipes? Hello? Hello? I don't think you're getting a pig.
(knocking on door) NICK: I apologized to Lucy for the pig.
I was just, uh Rough day.
Anyway, want to go get a root beer float? Sure.
Why not? Hey, Nick.
Who was Johnny Lozito? Oh, just a guy I was in prison with.
Really? 'Cause it seemed like it was more than that.
(sighs) Don't let Art get in your head.
After Amy Meyers was killed, you went to boarding school.
Riverhill Academy.
And while you were there, you threatened a science teacher.
He was so afraid of you that he locked himself in the classroom and called 911.
I was a teenager and my girlfriend had just been murdered.
He dropped the charges.
BURRIS: At Hampshire College, two years later, you coldcocked a pizza delivery guy because your pizza arrived late.
That was a misunderstanding.
I'm sure.
Where did you do your surgical residency? The Cleveland Clinic.
There was an incident there, as well, and you were disciplined.
Is that another misunderstanding? There was a patient that died on the operating table, a young woman.
It was tragic.
After she was pronounced, you had an outburst.
You punched the wall so hard that your fist went through the plaster.
If you're asking me if Amy's death traumatized me, then I'm guilty as charged.
The girl who died, she she looked just like Amy.
And I saw her on the table Seeing her face was one of the hardest things that I've ever been through in my life.
Why? Because her face, it reminded me of Amy's face, after she'd been killed.
The medical board disciplined you.
Yes, they did, and they had the right to.
Wait, what did you say? Objection.
Asked and answered.
You said you saw Amy's face after she was murdered.
No, I-I That's not what I meant.
BURRIS: Well, you testified on direct examination that after leaving her in the park, the next time you saw Amy was when you were looking through the fence at her lying on the ground.
That's-that's a distance of at least, what, 30 feet? You couldn't possibly have seen her face.
I must've misspoke.
I didn't mean I s I actually saw her face.
Your sister Molly testified that she saw you standing over Amy, holding a weapon, looking directly in her face.
- Objection.
- No more questions.
You knew Amy since you were 12.
You knew her face intimately.
When you referred to the moment that you saw her face, after the murder, you meant through the fence.
You meant you could imagine her face, this face you knew so intimately for so many years.
That's all.
JUDGE MENDOZA: The witness is excused.
Does the defense rest? We do, Your Honor.
You came.
I wanted to read with you in person.
You weren't supposed to see me like this.
I-I didn't want uh, Cameron wasn't supposed to tell you.
Well, she kept your secret better than anyone else could.
I didn't want to be a burden.
You and Sadie have wasted so much time, all of your lives coming up here.
This is our life.
You, here it's not the circumstance that we would want, but you play the cards that you're dealt.
Does Sadie know? No, and you need to tell her.
After the trial.
After the trial.
Ooh I'm a long, long way I thought I would hate it.
Having you see me like this.
But I'm I'm so grateful.
Ooh, I'll be back someday I'm a long, long way I just wanted so badly just for you to hold my hand.
(panting softly) I'm still gonna murder Cam, though.
Oh, well, murder her after the cancer is in remission and we can get you out of here.
What did she tell you? A-About the governor and the pardon? Lonesome roads Oh.
The cards we're dealt.
"She made weariless fire blaze from his shield "and helmet, like that star of the waning summer, who beyond all stars, rises, bathed in the" Isaiah.
We read that passage last week.
But I want to read it again, with you.
"She made weariless fire blaze from his shield and helmet," "like that star of the waning summer," "who beyond all stars, rises, bathed in the ocean stream" "to glitter in brilliance.
" "Such was the fire she made blaze from his head, and his shoulders, and urged him into the" Ooh, I'm a long, long way I'm a long, long way So if either of us starts to feel uncomfortable for any reason, we can use the code word "Teacup pig.
" You know, before we walk into the lions' den, I, uh, actually have some pretty big news.
Is it an excuse not to go? You wish.
(Laughs) No.
With all these things coming out about Russo and the Brennan trial, she's under pressure to resign.
Wait, it gets better.
Word around the office is they're tapping someone in this car for acting D.
Already started the vetting process.
Oh, my God, Peter, amazing.
Home (chuckles softly) Although that means any hope of this being a low-key, meet-the-colleagues type of event just evaporated.
Tonight just became a way bigger deal.
People congratulating me, buying us drinks, getting wasted and asking inappropriate questions to the woman on the arm of the man of the hour.
Should we postpone? Do the big introductions literally any other night? We could.
But I was serious before.
I mean, if you are.
Even if the headline tomorrow around the watercooler isn't "Cute A.
becomes acting D.
" Now it's "Acting D.
has transgender girlfriend"? Yeah.
The thought of losing you Is all too much Okay.
I'm in.