Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) s08e06 Episode Script

Astoria Helen

male announcer: IN NEW YORK CITY'S WAR ON CRIME, THE WORST CRIMINAL OFFENDERS ARE PURSUED BY THE DETECTIVES OF THE MAJOR CASE SQUAD.
THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.
[Irish accent] THIS ONE'S ON ME.
BUTYOU HAVE TO PROMISE ME ONE THING.
CALL ME.
IS THAT NEAR PENNSYLVANIA OR SOMETHING? THAT'S RIGHT.
THAT'S HILARIOUS.
I KNOW.
[laughing] [laughs] AH, I LIKE THAT.
LET'S TAKE IT SLOW.
I'D LIKE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
UM THERE'S SOMETHING I HAVE TO TELL YOU IF WE'RE GONNA GO ANY FURTHER.
I HAVE A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD SON.
I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING HIM.
[snarling] DO YOU WAN TO TAKE HIM HOME? CAN I, MOM? SURE, HE CAN SLEEP IN YOUR BEDROOM.
IF HE MAKES TOO MUCH NOISE, I'LL BRING HIM BACK.
SHH, SHH, SHH, SHH.
DON'T WAKE HIM UP.
YOU'RE REALLY GETTING TO HIM.
I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM THIS HAPPY IN A LONG TIME.
HE'S A GREAT KID.
HEYWHAT ARE YOU DOING? UH, JUST FILLING OU MY HOURS FOR WORK.
WE CAN DO IT ONLINE.
[laughs] LET'S GO.
GET DOWN! GET DOWN! UHH! [tires screech] [tires screech] [squeaking] [car engine humming] I WOKE UP THE OWNER OF THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY.
THEY RENTED THE GARAGE TO A BOB SMITH.
715 WEST 23RD, BUT NUMBERS ON 23RD STREE DON'T GO THAT HIGH, SO WE CAN ASSUME THAT HIS NAME ISN'T BOB.
OR SMITH.
THEY PAID IN CASH LAST JUNE 2ND.
TWO-YEAR RENTAL.
AND, ACCORDING TO THE THREE COMPANY EMPLOYEES, HE WAS BLACK, WHITE, OR ASIAN, AND IN HIS 20s, 30s, OR 40s.
HEH HEH, MEMORY'S A WONDERFUL THING, ISN'T IT? IT'S AMMONIA.
KEROSENE.
MM-HMM.
THE BOMBER USED AMMONIUM NITRATE FERTILIZER.
ADD AN ACCELERANT, AND BOOM, YOU DESTROY THE VAN.
WELL, HE GOT THE GUY HE WAS AFTER.
HOW SO? PADLOCK ON THE DOOR-- OPEN.
KEY TO THE BACK OF THE VAN STILL IN THE DOOR.
THE VICTIM HAD BOTH KEYS.
HE'S NOT BREAKING IN.
THIS IS WHA THE BOMBER WANTED.
SO NOW YOU'RE READING HIS MIND, DR.
FREUD? DETECTIVES A BALLISTIC MATERIAL.
USED TO TRANSPOR SOMETHING WORTH PROTECTING.
DOES HE HAVE A LICENSE PLATE UP FRONT? BOTH GONE.
CAN YOU GET A VIN NUMBER? FRAGMENTS.
WE'LL PIECE IT TOGETHER.
[murmuring] MR.
RED JACKET IS ALEX CARLISLE, LATE OF LONG ISLAND CITY.
GEE, THIS IS INTERESTING.
WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING AT HERE? WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING AT A VELCRO STRIP HANGING OFF THE BALLISTIC MATERIAL IN THE BLOWN-UP VAN.
SPAGHETTI.
MAGNIFIED 35 TIMES.
IT WAS TAGGED WITH NANO-FIBERS SO IT COULD BE IDENTIFIED IF THE BAGS WERE STOLEN.
IT'S A SECURITY DEVICE USED IN THOUSANDS OF PRODUCTS: OIL, CLOTHING, EVEN SOME FOODS.
SPAGHETTI? UH, IF IT WAS ESPECIALLY VALUABLE SPAGHETTI.
WOW.
CAN YOU TASTE IT? NO, NO.
IF IT WAS FOOD, THEY'D USE AN EDIBLE STARCH.
HMM.
SO IF YOU AND I WEN TO AN ITALIAN RESTAURAN AND ORDERED SPAGHETTI, MARKERS WOULD HAVE NO, UH, NO HARMFUL EFFECT? [whispers] NO.
[giggles] YOU FOUND SOMETHING? UH, THE FABRIC IN THE VAN IS FROM BAGS USED BY DBC SECURITY NETWORKS.
ONE OF ITS ARMORED TRUCKS WAS ROBBED SIX MONTHS AGO BY A THREE-MAN TEAM.
ONE OF WHOM WAS NO DOUBTEDLY OUR VICTIM MR.
CARLISLE.
HIS RECORD CAME IN.
JUVENILE ARRESTS FOR CHECK KITING, TICKET SCALPING.
BIG LEAP TO ARMED ROBBERY.
HE GREW UP.
LET'S GO DIG UP THE FILES ON THAT DBC ROBBERY.
HMM.
SPAGHETTI.
WE OWE IT TO SCIENCE.
"WITNESSES TO THE ARMORED TRUCK ROBBERY "DESCRIBED A WHITE ECONOLINE VAN "AND THREE MEN, ONE IN A RED LEATHER JACKET.
" MR.
CARLISLE, WHO JUST GOT BLOWN UP.
SO ONE'S DEAD, AND WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR THE OTHER TWO.
EITHER THEY SPLI THE MONEY OR ONE OF THEM HAS IT, AND HE'S HOPING TO GET RID OF THE THIRD GUY WHICH MEANS WHOEVER DIDN'T SET THIS BOMB IS WONDERING IF HE'S NEXT.
SEE WHAT I MEAN? HE INSISTS ON FINISHING MY SENTENCES.
[chuckles] THE ARMORED TRUCK WAS FILLING ATM MACHINES.
THE BILLS WERE NEW, SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED.
NOW, THIS IS INTERESTING.
THE TRUCK WAS HI RIGHT BEFORE THE FIRST ATM STOP OF THE DAY.
WHEN THEY'D HAVE THE MOST CASH.
INSIDE JOB? THAT WAS THE THINKING AT THE TIME.
GUYS WORKING THE CASE SAID THERE WERE TWO LIKELIES.
NUMBER ONE, LEO CIPRIOTTI.
HE WAS ONE OF THE GUARDS IN THE ARMORED TRUCK.
WE KNOW WHERE HE IS NOW? RAISED A STINK ABOU P.
T.
S.
D.
HE'S RETIRED, FULL DISABILITY.
LOOK AT HIM IN THIS PICTURE.
AY! WHAT A MOOK.
LOOK AT THAT, HOW HE LEANS HIS HEAD BACK, CREATES A DISTANCE.
SUPERIORITY.
CONTESTANT NUMBER TWO, HELEN BRAMER.
DBC OFFICE EMPLOYEE.
DELIVERY SCHEDULE COORDINATOR.
YEAH, DETECTIVES WHO CAUGHT THE CASE SAID SHE HAD FINANCIAL TROUBLES.
THEY HAD A FEELING ABOUT HER, SAT ON HER FOR A COUPLE MONTHS.
NOTHING.
AND HER CURREN WHEREABOUTS? STILL AT DBC.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I CAN ADD TO WHAT I ALREADY TOLD THE OTHER DETECTIVES.
OH, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT MIGHT JUST, UH, BUBBLE UP, YOU KNOW.
WE'RE JUST GABBING.
HAVE A SEAT.
HAVE YOU EVER TOLD ANYONE ABOUT THE ARMORED CAR ROUTES? NO, I WOULDN'T DO THAT.
I'LL CUT TO THE CHASE AND SAY THE SAME THING I SAID TO THE OTHER COPS.
YOU SHOULD TALK TO LEO.
LEO CIPRIOTTI.
YOU THINK LEO TIPPED SOMEBODY OFF? THE GUARDS NEVER KNOW THEIR ROUTE UNTIL THE NIGH BEFORE A RUN, AND LEO WAS ALWAYS ASKING FOR INFORMATION.
ABOUT MY LOVE LIFE.
MY KID.
AND THEN, ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE'D ASK ABOUT WORK.
DID YOU TWO EVER DATE? NO.
IT'S AGAINST THE RULES.
HELEN YOU DATED LEO, RIGHT? IT WAS JUS A COUPLE OF DATES.
PLEASE, I CAN' LOSE THIS JOB.
LEO CIPRIOTTI? THE DBC SECURITY JOB? IT'S THE SHOES.
POLICE OFFICERS ALL HAVE THE SAME SHOES.
IT'S ALWAYS THE GUARDS, ISN'T IT? WHAT WOULD MAKE US THINK OTHERWISE, LEO? IF I'M INVOLVED, HOW COME THE GUYS ROBBED THE TRUCK SMACKED ME UP SO GOOD? MAYBE THEY GIVE YOU A LITTLE TAP, ROBBERY SEEMS KOSHER.
OH, YEAH, YOU GOT ME, PERRY MASON.
20 STITCHES AND A CRACKED SKULL IS MORE THAN A LITTLE TAP.
AH, YOU BEEN TALKING TO THAT HELEN BROAD FROM DBC? SHE'S YOUR WEAK LINK.
NOT MUCH SHE WOULDN'T DO TO GET ATTENTION, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? GET ANY OF THAT ATTENTION YOURSELF? WE WENT OUT FOR DRINKS A COUPLE OF TIMES.
BUT I DON'T LIKE WOMEN LOOKING FOR A MAN TO DADDY UP FOR THEIR KID.
CAN I GET BACK TO MY GAME? WELL, DON'T OVERDO IT, LEO.
ONCE YOU GE KICKED OFF DISABILITY, IT'S HARD TO GET BACK ON.
I THINK YOU'RE RIGH ABOUT HELEN BRAMER.
SHE'S AFRAID.
SHE SEEMS TIRED, BEAT UP.
LOOK AT HER.
LOOK AT LEO CIPRIOTTI.
YOU WONDER WHY SHE'D EVEN WANT TO GO FOR A DRINK WITH THIS GUY.
BET SHE ALWAYS PICKS THE WRONG GUY.
PROBABLY, UH, INSUFFICIENTLY PRAISED AS A CHILD.
GIVES YOU ATTACHMENT PROBLEMS.
WERE YOU INSUFFICIENTLY PRAISED AS A CHILD? ME? NO.
THEY PRAISED ME ALL THE TIME.
WHICH, UH, BACKFIRED AND MADE ME THINK TOO MUCH OF MYSELF.
YOU OVER THAT? I'M WORKING ON IT.
ANYTHING? UH, CAN'T RULE OU HELEN BRAMER OR THE GUARD.
BUT NOTHING BIG OFF EITHER.
THE LAB LIFTED TWO PARTIAL PRINTS OFF THE VAN.
NO HITS.
BUT THEY DID PUT A VIN NUMBER TOGETHER.
THAT VAN WAS REPORTED STOLEN SIX MONTHS AGO BY A FRANK STROUP.
WELL, TRUTH BE TOLD, I WASN'T UNHAPPY THAT PIECE OF CRAP GOT RIPPED OFF.
NEW RIG, MY BUSINESS REALLY EXPANDS.
"MAN WITH A VAN" TYPE BUSINESS? THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A VAN.
PAYLOAD OVER 3,000 POUNDS.
CAPACITY, 275 CUBIC FEET.
LOSING THE OLD RIG WAS THE BEST NEWS I EVER GOT.
WELL, FRANK, WE GOT MORE NEWS FOR YOU.
YOUR OLD VAN WE FOUND IT.
NO.
I JUST WENT THROUGH THE WHOLE INSURANCE CLAIM PROCESS.
IT TOOK ME, LIKE, THREE MONTHS.
ARE THEY GONNA GET-- NO, FRANK.
IT'S OKAY.
NOBODY'S GONNA MAKE YOU TAKE IT BACK.
IT'S, UH, IT'S KIND OF OUT OF COMMISSION, ANYWAY.
WHERE WERE YOU IN EARLY JUNE? EARLY JUNE? SAME PLACE I GO EVERY YEAR.
FLORIDA.
FISHING LARGEMOUTH BASS.
BEEN GOING SINCE I WAS A KID.
HEY, ALL THIS DETAILING.
IS THIS, UH, THAT'S YOU, ISN'T IT? WITH MY DAD.
I KNOW THIS GUY.
YOU GIVE HIM A PHOTO, HE CAN PUT IT ANYWHERE.
VERY REASONABLE, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.
WOW, LOOK, IT FILLS THE WHOLE SIDE OF THE VAN.
WELL, YOU KNOW.
IT'S MY DAD.
WHO DOESN'T LOVE THEIR DAD? AND, JUST SO I UNDERSTAND, YOUR OLD VAN GOT STOLEN WHEN YOU WERE AWAY FISHING IN FLORIDA? YEAH, IT WAS IN THERE.
UH, CAME HOME, AND THE LOCKS WERE BUSTED OFF.
ANYONE KNOW YOU WERE GONE? UHI MEAN, IT'S NOT LIKE I MAKE ANY SECRETS OF MY MOVEMENTS.
COULD YOU NOT LEAN ON THE VAN? ON THE VAN? OH, SORRY.
SORRY.
[indistinct chatter] 'SCUSE ME.
THANK YOU.
UH, AHEM.
THEY TOLD ME YOU WERE DOWN HERE.
UM, YEAH, I LIKE TO WATCH THESE GUYS.
AH, ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE EMPTY-YOUR-MIND THINGS? YEAH, A REPOR CAME UP ON FRANK STROUP.
UH, HE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH, AS IT TURNS OUT.
HE FLEW DOWN TO FLORIDA ON THE LAST DAY OF MAY.
CHECKED INTO THE PINK FLAMINGO GOLF AND GAME FISHING RESOR IN CLEARWATER FOR TWO WEEKS, RENTED A BOAT, AND RAN UP A $1,000 BAR TAB.
CAN YOU DRINK THAT MUCH AND STILL GO FISHING? I ASSUME WE CHECKED CREDIT CARDS? CREDIT CARDS AND AIRLINE MANIFESTS.
YEAH, IT ALL CHECKED OUT.
DON'T START FINISHING MY SENTENCES TOO.
UH, WE GOT A HI ON THOSE PRINTS FROM THE VAN.
THEY MATCHED A JOE GALLAGHER.
HE WAS PRINTED WHEN HE APPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER.
CURRENT ADDRESS? WELL, ACCORDING TO THE NEW BURIAL RULES AT ST.
MARY'S, I'D GUESS HE'S ABOU NINE FEET UNDER THE GRASS.
THEY FOUND HIS PRINTS IN THE VAN, BUT HE'S DEAD? HE DIED IN A FIRE IN JUNE.
JUNE 4TH, TO BE EXACT.
SO JOE GALLAGHER DIES IN A FIRE IN HIS APARTMENT JUNE 4TH, TWO DAYS AFTER THE ARMORED CAR HIT.
SUSPECT ONE, ALEX CARLISLE.
SUSPECT TWO, JOE GALLAGHER.
AND THEN THE THIRD MAN GETS RID OF JOE GALLAGHER.
SIX MONTHS LATER, HE GETS RID OF ALEX CARLISLE.
BUT THE MONEY'S STILL TOO HOT TO SPEND.
HE'S PLAYING THE LONG GAME, BURYING ALL HIS LEADS.
LET'S UNBURY ONE OF THEM.
WE'RE GONNA NEED A COURT ORDER TO DISINTER JOE GALLAGHER'S BODY.
HE WAS D.
O.
A.
, OBVIOUSLY.
BUT THERE ARE SIGNS RIGOR SET IN BEFORE THE FLAMES GOT TO HIM.
THE ORIGINAL M.
E.
'S REPOR SAID HE DIED OF SMOKE INHALATION.
UH, YOU'D HAVE RESIDUE IN HIS RIB CAGE IF HE WAS STILL BREATHING.
THERE ISN'T ANY.
CAUSE OF DEATH? UH, THERE'S NO SIGN OF TRAUMA.
IT'S HARD TO TELL.
MAYBE SUFFOCATION? SO MAYBE HE SMOTHERED IN THE BED.
WHICH WOULD EXPLAIN THE ORIGINAL M.
E.
'S REPORT.
AND THE FIRE WAS SE TO COVER THE MURDER.
NOT THE FINAL CHAPTER JOE GALLAGHER WAS LOOKING FOR.
OH, THAT CHAPTER HASN'T BEEN WRITTEN.
THIS ISN'T JOE GALLAGHER.
RICHARD GREENWOOD, IRAQ VETERAN.
V.
A.
FILES WITH DENTAL RECORDS.
HE WAS IN AND OU OF SHELTERS, WHEN HE WASN' LIVING ON THE STREET.
ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS WHEN HE GOT BACK.
DRINKING, DRUGS.
JOE GALLAGHER WANTS TO DISAPPEAR.
WHAT BETTER WAY THAN FAKING YOUR OWN DEATH? THIS IS IT.
JOE GALLAGHER'S RENTAL APPLICATION SAID HE WORKED HERE.
WELL, I WORKED HERE, I'D BE THINKING ABOU HITTING AN ARMORED CAR TOO.
YEAH.
YEAH, SURE.
JOE GALLAGHER.
YOU KNOW HIM? KNEW.
HE GOT BURNED UP IN A FIRE.
HE LIKED THE LADIES, I CAN TELL YOU THAT MUCH.
HE NEVER LEFT HERE ALONE.
DID YOU TWO EVER DATE? [chuckles] YOU COULD CALL IT THAT.
HE CAME OVER TO MY PLACE A COUPLE TIMES AFTER WORK.
HE WASN'T MUCH GOOD, YOU KNOWIN THE SACK.
AS FAR AS EYE CANDY GOES, HE WAS PRETTY SWEET.
HE LIKED HEARING ABOUT HIS LOOKS.
HE WOULDN'T MIND IF YOU TOLD HIM A COUPLE TIMES A DAY.
WELL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
THAT WAS A BUST.
UH, THE WAY SHE TALKED, JOE GALLAGHER DOESN'T JUST LIKE WOMEN, HE NEEDS TO IMPRESS THEM.
MEANING PROBABLY NEEDS TO IMPRESS EVERYBODY.
AN EASY MARK.
WHOEVER OUR THIRD MAN IS, HE KNEW WHO TO RECRUIT.
I'M ALIVE.
SURPRISED? NO, IT WASN'T ME DIED IN THAT FIRE.
YOU KNOW WHY.
I FIGURED YOU'D GET ME FIRST CHANCE YOU HAD.
NO, I AIN'T TELLING YOU WHERE I AM.
I'M COMING TO YOU.
I WANT MY SHARE.
I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ALEX.
I'M TAKING MEASURES.
NO, YOU LISTEN.
ONE OTHER THING.
YOU RUN, I TALK TO THE COPS BEFORE YOU CLEAR JERSEY.
[beeps] [beeping] [sniffles] [phone ringing] DON'T ANSWER IT, KEVIN! IT'S PROBABLY A WRONG NUMBER.
IT'LL STOP RINGING IN A MINUTE.
COME ON, LET'S FINISH YOUR HOMEWORK, OKAY? SO GALLAGHER LURES THE VET HOME, KILLS HIM, SETS THE FIRE, AND WE ASSUME WHAT? GALLAGHER AND THE THIRD MAN SPLIT THE MONEY? STILL NOT ONE DOLLAR OF WHICH HAS TURNED UP.
I PUT THE STORY OUT TO THE PRESS.
PAPER COMES OU IN THREE HOURS.
LET'S SEE IF WE FLUSH SOMEONE OUT.
GALLAGHER AND THE OTHER GUY COULD RUN.
[phone ringing] ALEX CARLISLE DIDN'T RUN.
I'M BETTING THEY'RE ALL LOCAL.
NICHOLS.
WHAT HAPPENED? YEAH, SURE.
WE'LL BE RIGHT THERE.
YOU GONNA SHARE? UM, THAT WAS ABOUT FRANK STROUP, THE GUY WHOSE VAN WAS STOLEN FOR THE ROBBERY.
HE'S BEEN SHOT.
I'M WORKING OUT BACK AND THIS GUY JUMPS OU FROM THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE.
LOOKS LIKE HE MISSED.
LUCKY FOR ME.
OTHERWISE, I'M IN THE MORGUE INSTEAD OF THE HOSPITAL.
WE STILL WOULD HAVE VISITED.
THANKS.
YOUR PARTNER'S A COMEDIAN.
WITNESSES SAID THEY HEARD MORE THAN ONE SHOT.
I TOOK THE GUN OFF THE GUY AND THEN I TOOK A COUPLE OF SHOTS AT HIM.
JUST FIRED A COUPLE OF-- COUPLE OF RANDOM SHOTS? THE GUY TRIES TO KILL ME.
I TRIED TO KILL HIM BACK.
YOU HEARD OF SELF-DEFENSE? YOU GOT A DESCRIPTION? YEAH.
SKINNY, NOT REAL TALL.
COULD HAVE BEEN A KID.
UH, JEAN JACKET, YANKEE CAP.
BLACK? WHITE? AH, HE WAS WEARING ONE OF THOSE STOCKING MASKS.
ANY IDEA WHY SOMEONE MIGHT WANT TO SHOOT YOU? WHO KNOWS? I MEAN, I GOT ENEMIES.
WHO DOESN'T? BUT NOTHING I'M GONNA GET SHOT OVER.
HE WAS IN FLORIDA, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA.
I KNOW.
WE HAVE PASSENGER LISTS.
RESORT RECORDS.
I'M JUST SAYING HIS VAN WAS STOLEN.
IT'S USED IN A ROBBERY.
HE GETS SHO IN HIS OWN BACKYARD.
IF HE'S NOT INVOLVED IN THAT ROBBERY, HE'S HAVING A SERIOUS RUN OF BAD LUCK.
OKAY, HERE WE ARE.
FRANK SAYS THE SHOOTER COMES AROUND THE SIDE OF THE GARAGE.
JUMPS HIM HERE.
FRANK YOU KNOW, WRESTLES THE GUN AWAY AND GETS OFF A COUPLE OF SHOTS.
AND THE SHOOTER ESCAPES OVER THE BACK FENCE.
YEAH, HERE'S WHERE FRANK WAS SHOOTING AT.
TELL ME THIS: WHY DOESN'T FRANK HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHO MIGH WANT TO KILL HIM? WELL, THAT'S THE $64,000 QUESTION.
WHICH, GIVEN THE CURRENT ECONOMY, IS NOW THE, WHAT, $10,000 QUESTION? UH, YOU KNOW, HE COULD HAVE CHEATED SOMEBODY.
MIGHT HAVE RIPPED SOMEBODY OFF.
HE WOULDN' HAVE TOLD US THAT.
YOU KNOW, FRANK'S A GRIFTER, HUSTLER.
WELL, HE MUST KEEP RECORDS FOR HIS LEGIT BIZ.
MAYBE WE CAN FIND SOMETHING THERE.
WHOSE IDEA WAS THIS? I THINK FRANK MISSED THE BOOKKEEPING CHAPTER IN SMALL BUSINESSES FOR DUMMIES.
YEAH, HASN'T HE HEARD OF COMPUTERS? THIS IS NUTS.
TELL ME YOU'VE GO A WARRANT FOR THAT.
OH, WHY BOTHER? WE GO STROUP'S PERMISSION.
HEY, LOOK AT THIS.
PICKUP, LIVINGSTONE AVENUE IN RIVERDALE.
MARCH 20, A SANDRABRAMER.
BRAMER.
AS IN HELEN BRAMER? [bell rings] [indistinct chatter] HEY, BUDDY! HOW WAS YOUR DAY? FRANK STROUP.
HE'S A MOVING GUY.
I HIRED HIM TO HELP ME MOVE MY MOTHER'S THINGS AFTER SHE DIED.
YOU STAY IN TOUCH AFTER THE MOVE? WHY WOULD I? BECAUSE THE VAN STROUP DROVE WAS USED IN THE DBC ARMORED ROBBERY.
YOU SAY ANYTHING TO HIM AT ALL? ABOUT WORK? NO.
WAIT, I HE PICKED ME UP AT THE OFFICE TO GO MY MOM'S PLACE, SO HE KNEW WHERE I WORKED.
DO YOU KNOW THIS FELLA? HELEN, DO YOU-- DO YOU KNOW HIM? I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.
IF I STAY IN THERE, HELEN'S GONNA CLAM UP LIKE A PISTACHIO.
[sighs] FRANK PICKED ME UP TO GO TO MY MOM'S PLACE.
AND HE ASKED ME OU FOR A DRINK.
AND, WELL, I WASN'T-- HE'S NOT REALLY MY TYPE.
THEN A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER, HE CALLED, SAID HE KNEW SOMEONE I MIGHT LIKE.
JOE GALLAGHER? THE PLACE WHERE JOE WORKED WAS ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK, SO I WENT.
JOE WAS THERE POURING DRINKS.
HE WAS CUTE.
SO WHAT HAPPENED WITH JOE, HELEN? WE DATED A FEW WEEKS.
ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE DISAPPEARED, LIKE IT DIDN'T EVEN MATTER TO HIM.
DID YOU TELL JOE ANYTHING ABOUT THE DBC ARMORED CAR ROUTE? NO.
BUTI DID SEE HIM ON MY COMPUTER ONE TIME.
I HAD NO IDEA WHAT HE WAS DOING.
THEN WHY BRING IT UP? WHAT DID YOU THINK HE WAS DOING? MY PARTNER IS--WHAT'S GOING ON WITH HER TODAY? YOU KNEW EXACTLY WHAT JOE WAS DOING.
HE WAS LOOKING UP THE ARMORED CAR INFORMATION WHEN YOU CAUGHT HIM, AND YOU SAID NOTHING.
I WANTED HIM TO STAY.
I WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING.
INCLUDING LYING TO THE DETECTIVES WHO WERE INVESTIGATING THE ARMORED CAR ROBBERY.
SO INTERESTING.
WHAT DID YOU SEE IN JOE, HUH? TELL ME, WHAT DID YOU SEE IN THIS GUY, HUH? HOW DID YOU GET TAKEN IN? HE USED YOU.
HE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF YOU.
HE WANTED TO BE A FAMILY! HE SAID HE WANTED TO BE A FAMILY WITH ME AND KEVIN.
I SHOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING.
I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE A GOOD FATHER BECAUSE HE WAS SUCH A GOOD SON.
A GOOD SON? HE WAS A PERFECT SON.
HE DID EVERYTHING TO GET HIS MOTHER'S APPROVAL.
CALLED HER EVERY SUNDAY, WITHOUT FAIL.
JOE'S DEATH MUST HAVE BEEN A TERRIBLE SHOCK TO YOU, MRS.
GALLAGHER.
[Irish accent] YES, HE WAS MY ONLY SON.
MRS.
GALLAGHER, WAS YOUR SON'S BODY EVERY POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AFTER THE FIRE? NO, THE FIRE DEPARTMEN SAID HE WAS BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION.
WHEN DID YOU LAS HEAR FROM HIM? A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRE.
SOSIX, SEVEN MONTHS AGO? YES.
WE HAVE PHONE RECORDS INDICATING YOU RECEIVE CALLS EVERY WEEK MADE FROM DISPOSABLE PHONES PURCHASED IN QUEENS.
DO YOU HAVE FAMILY THERE? MY SON TOLD ME HE WAS IN TROUBLE, SO I KEPT QUIET.
THE MAN DIES IN A FIRE, AND YOU KEEP IT TO YOURSELF? I GREW UP IN COUNTY ARMAGH IN IRELAND IN THE 1970s.
THERE ARE A LOT WORSE SECRETS THAN THANKING GOD YOUR ONLY SON'S STILL ALIVE.
WHERE'S JOE? I DON'T KNOW.
HE DOESN'T TELL ME.
MAY I, UH DO YOU MIND? "MOM, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
LOVE, JOE.
" OHH.
THAT IS SUCH A NICE GIFT.
WHEN WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY? THREE WEEKS AGO.
BUT THA WAS FROM LAST YEAR.
JOE DIDN'T BRING THAT PIECE OF JUNK UP HERE HIMSELF.
NO, AND IT WAS BRAND-NEW.
EVERYTHING ELSE ON THAT MANTLE IS DUSTY, EXCEPT FOR JOE'S PRESENT.
SO UPS, FED EX, OR DHL? LET'S CHECK WITH THE LOCAL POST OFFICE.
UMEXCUSE ME.
UH, MY SON KEVIN DIDN'T COME OUT.
CAN I CHECK INSIDE? HE MUST HAVE LEFT I WITH A SUPER, 'CAUSE IT'S ODD THAT UPS WOULD COME DOWN HERE FOR A PACKAGE.
INFANTILE CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR.
NO PROBLEMS KILLING A HOMELESS VET, BUT NEVER MISS HIS MOM'S BIRTHDAY.
[door opens, footsteps] OHH! UHH! [groaning] EASY, JOE, WE WOULDN' WANT YOU TO HURT YOURSELF.
ROSS JUST GOT A CALL FROM HELEN BRAMER.
HER SON KEVIN IS MISSING.
OKAY, LET'S DO THIS THE LONG WAY.
WE FOUND YOUR PRINTS IN THE VAN.
WE KNOW YOU DID THE DBC JOB.
WAS ALEX CARLISLE A FRIEND OF YOURS? AND WHAT ABOUT FRANK STROUP? DID HE GIVE YOU HIS VAN? WHAT'S THE MATTER? THE CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE? IT'S ALL A BIG GAME WHEN YOU'RE SCREWING WITH SOME POOR WOMAN'S LIFE, BUT IT'S NO A GAME ANYMORE.
HERE'S WHAT I KNOW: YOU MET HELEN, YOU GO THE ARMORED CAR ROUTES, AND THEN YOU PLANNED THAT JOB.
AND THEN YOU KILLED THAT VET GREENWOOD.
NO, I DIDN'T KILL HIM.
HE WAS ALREADY DEAD.
HE USED TO HANG AROUND THE BUILDING, AND THE NIGH AFTER THE ROBBERY I FOUND HIM BY THE DUMPSTERS.
WHY DID YOU SET THE FIRE? 'CAUSE I THOUGH THEY'D COME AFTER ME.
WELL, YOU WERE SMART.
YOU DIDN' TRUST YOUR PARTNERS.
I DIDN'T RIG THE VAN, OKAY? I DIDN'T RIG THAT VAN.
HEY, SIT DOWN.
ONCE YOUR PARTNER GETS OUT OF THE CITY, HE'S NOT GONNA KEEP KEVIN WITH HIM.
YOU GOT THAT? KID'S GONNA BE DEAD WEIGHT, AND THEN HE'S JUST GONNA BE DEAD.
EVERY SECOND THAT GOES BY, YOU'RE IN DEEPER.
YOU'RE GOING DOWN FOR MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERY.
YOU WANT TO ADD ACCESSORY TO CHILD MURDER? HE WOULDN'T KILL A KID.
HE WOULDN'T.
WHO'S "HE," JOE? [door opens] HEY, I SAW YOU LEAVING.
DO YOU MIND? NO, PLEASE.
I'M--I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE.
HE'S NOT GONNA GIVE IT UP.
I ALWAYS SEE PEOPLE INSIDE THESE DOLLS.
LAYERS, EACH PERSONALITY.
THE CHILD INSIDE THE ADULT.
EACH NEED.
EACH DISORDER ENCASED IN THE NEXT.
WHAT? WHAT DO YOU CALL A PRIEST? A PRIEST? NO, WHAT DO YOU CALL YOUR PRIEST? I CALL HIM FATHER BILL.
I SHOULD LISTEN TO YOU.
OHH, ALL THAT DETAILING ON HIS VAN.
HIS FATHER.
WHO CALLED THE FLORIDA HOTEL TO GET THE ROOM RECORD WHERE FRANK STROUP WENT? LOUIS, DOWNSTAIRS.
HE'S A GOOD COP.
UH-HUH.
JERSEY DRIVER'S LICENSE.
FRANCIS STROUP, AGE 73.
MEN DON'T LIKE BEING CALLED FRANCIS.
WANT TO BET HE'S FRANK'S DAD AND CALLS HIMSELF FRANK.
WHERE'S OUR FRANK? CHECKED OU OF ST.
VINCENT'S AROUND NOON.
YOU WERE RIGHT.
HE'S THE THIRD MAN.
HE USED HIS CREDIT CARD TO BUY THE PLANE TICKET, CHARGE THE HOTEL FOR THE FATHER.
LET'S FAX A PHOTO OF FRANK THE YOUNGER DOWN TO FLORIDA.
I'M BETTING HE DIDN' GO FISHING THIS YEAR.
I'LL GET E.
S.
U.
TO PICK UP FRANK STROUP.
FRANKKNEW THAT JOE CARED ABOUT THE KID.
HE KNEW HOW TO KEEP JOE QUIET.
THAT'S WHY FRANK TOOK HIM.
[door opens] FRANK KIDNAPPED THE BOY BECAUSE OF YOU.
DIDN'T HE? YOU SHOT HIM.
THEN YOU GRABBED THE MONEY FROM THAT ARMORED CAR.
DID YOU? YEAH, YOU DID.
NOW FRANK WANTS IT BACK.
YOU WERE GONNA GIVE IT TO HIM AS RANSOM, BUT WE ARRESTED YOU FIRST.
NO.
WHERE IS HE, JOE? WHERE WERE YOU SUPPOSED TO MEET FRANK? I CAN'T TELL YOU.
HE'LL KILL THE BOY.
YOU CAN'T SAVE HIM, JOE.
WE CAN.
YOU DON'T KNOW FRANK.
I JUST WENT TO TALK TO HIM, AND HE STARTED SHOOTING.
I SHOT HIM IN SELF-DEFENSE.
WHERE ARE THEY, JOE? HE'S CRAZY.
MOVES PEOPLE AROUND LIKE PAWNS.
YOU GOT TO LET ME GO.
HE'S EXPECTING ME.
I CAN'T DO THAT, JOE.
[door opens] WE JUST TALKED TO THE RESORT IN FLORIDA.
THE FRANK WHO STAYED THERE IN JUNE WAS A HAPPY, HARD-DRINKING MAN IN HIS 70s.
OUR FRANK IS GONE.
I PUT OUT A STATEWIDE.
HE KNOWS WHERE HE IS.
AND I THINK I MAY KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN PERSUADE HIM TO TELL.
WHERE'S KEVIN? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOU DID TO HIM? A CHILD.
YOU GAVE HIM WHAT HE WANTED AND THEN YOU TOOK IT AWAY.
THE ONLY THING HE WANTED.
WHERE IS HE? WHERE IS HE? FRANK HAS A CABIN UPSTATE.
[receding footsteps] [door slams] HE'S INSIDE.
HE WANTS TO DRIVE HIS VAN OUT CLEAN WITH AN ESCOR TO THE CANADIAN BORDER.
HE'LL LET THE KID GO THEN.
HE'LL LET THE KID GO NOW.
I'M COMING IN! I DON'T HAVE A GUN.
YOU'RE NOT IN THAT DEEP RIGHT NOW.
WE KNOW YOU DIDN'T DO IT.
FRANK THIS IS ME COMING IN.
FRANK, LET HIM GO, FRANK.
IT WAS ALL JOE'S IDEA.
GETTING THE ROUTES FROM THAT CHICK, THE FIRE IN HIS APARTMENT-- ALL JOE.
WE GET IT.
HE CONVINCED YOU, THEN HE SHOT YOU.
HE'S A DOUBLE-CROSSING SON OF A BITCH.
LET KEVIN GO.
I WAS AFRAID HE WOULD KILL ME.
I WAS ONLY TRYING TO PROTECT MYSELF.
I WOULD NEVER HURT THE BOY.
OF COURSE YOU WOULDN' HURT THE BOY, FRANK.
THAT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE.
LET HIM COME WITH ME.
NO.
I GIVE HIM UP, I GOT NOTHING.
YOU'LL HAVE ME, FRANK.
HELP US OUT.
LET THE KID GO.
COME ON.
COME ON.
FRANK, THAT'S NO WHO YOU ARE.
LET HIM COME WITH ME.
YOU'RE STAYING! THAT'S RIGHT, WE'RE OKAY.
I'M STAYING.
GO AHEAD, KEVIN.
HURRY UP! COME ON! JUST SO WE'RE CLEAR, JOE IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS.
WE KNOW, FRANK.
JOE LOOKS FOR DESPERATE PEOPLE, AND HE USES THEM.
AND WHEN HE NEEDS TO, HE KILLS THEM.
I WAS SCARED, MAN.
HE SCARED ME.
YOU NEEDED THE MONEY FOR YOUR BUSINESS, RIGHT? YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.
I NEEDED THE MONEY.
I CAN HELP YOU.
I CAN TELL YOU EVERYTHING.
GREAT, THAT'S PERFECT.
I WAS A MAN WITH A VAN.
WHAT THE HELL IS A MAN WITH A VAN? HE PROMISED ME MY OWN MOVING COMPANY! HE MANIPULATED YOU.
YOU CAN HELP US.
AND WE CAN HELP YOU.
[cocks gun] FRANK FRANK.
YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.
LET JOE GO DOWN FOR THIS, NOT YOU.
THAT'S RIGHT.
THAT'S RIGHT.
[gun clicks] LET'S GO.
COME ON.
LET'S GO.
COME ON.
THERE WE GO.
[grunting] [siren approaching] FRANK STROUP, YOU'RE UNDER ARREST FOR KIDNAPPING, ARMED ROBBERY, AND MURDER.
YOU HAVE THE RIGH TO REMAIN SILENT.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I'M GONNA HELP YOU GUYS.
WHAT ABOUT JOE GALLAGHER? I LIED.
OR YOU COULD CALL IT, UH, MANIPULATION.
THE TROUBLE WITH BEING A MALIGNANT NARCISSIST, FRANK, YOU FORGET OTHER PEOPLE MANIPULATE TOO.
I WASN'T TALKING ABOUT JOE USING PEOPLE.
I WAS TALKING ABOUT YOU.
THAT'S GOOD.
LOOK AT THAT.
YOU LIKE THAT? OH, LOOK WHO'S HERE.
MOM.
OH! I AM SO GRATEFUL.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
WE'RE GLAD EVERYTHING WORKED OUT WITH KEVIN.
THE D.
A.
IS NOT GONNA PRESS CHARGES.
HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT.
YEAH, I THINK WE'RE PROBABLY GONNA HEAD TO MAINE.
BE NEAR FAMILY.
I'VE GOT TO STOP LOOKING FOR SOMETHING HERE I'M NEVER GONNA FIND.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU BOTH.
SAME TO YOU.
BYE.
SO HOW DID YOU FINALLY GET TO FRANK? PRIEST, FATHER, RUSSIAN DOLLS.
AND YOU IN FRANK'S BACKYARD.
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY.
THE MIND IS A RELEVANCE-MAKING MACHINE.
IT'S A GOOD THING YOUR MIND WORKS THAT WAY.
YOURS TOO.