Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) s08e14 Episode Script

Major Case

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.
- TOLD YOU.
SHE'S LIKE CLOCKWORK.
- THE USUAL? - THOUGHT YOU WERE OUT OF HERE.
- YEAH, AFTER TONIGHT.
- WHAT AM I GONNA DO? - OH, QUIT GETTING HIGH.
STUDY HARD, GO TO HARVARD.
- I'M GONNA MISS YOU.
- YOU GOING SOMEWHERE? - YEAH, AWAY.
- YOU'RE $200 SHORT.
- COME ON.
THEY'RE MATCHBOXES.
- YEAH, OF INDIAN HAY WITH A SWISHER FOR YOUR BOYFRIEND.
- I'LL PAY YOU TOMORROW.
I DON'T HAVE IT NOW.
- I'M LEAVING TOMORROW.
- TOMORROW MORNING.
10:00.
SAME PLACE WE MET LAST TIME.
- FINE.
I'LL TAKE THIS TILL THEN.
- I NEED THAT.
- AND I NEED $200.
AND IF YOU FLAKE, I'LL CALL YOUR HOUSE.
- LISTEN, JUSTIN.
THERE'S SOMETHING I'VE BEEN MEANING TO TELL YOU.
I'M DONE.
- YEAH, RIGHT.
- I MEAN IT.
I'M LEAVING.
- WHAT, THAT FREAKY COMMUNE YOU'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT? WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO, MILK GOATS? - IT'S A FARM.
- I DON'T CARE WHAT THE HELL IT IS.
YOU STAY HERE.
YOU'RE MY TOP EARNER.
AND YOU'RE SHORT.
- ONE GIRL STILL OWES.
I'LL GET IT IN THE MORNING.
- ON YOUR WAY TO THE GOAT HERD? I DON'T THINK SO.
COME ON.
I'M GOING BACK TO THE BAR.
- NO, I'M NOT.
IS THAT RIGHT? - OH, YOU WANT TO GO? GOOD LUCK.
I DON'T THINK THE BOUNCER LETS STREET TRASH INTO THE BAR.
- GET IN THE CAR.
GET IN THE CAR.
- OKAY, OKAY.
- [groans] YOU STUPID BITCH! COME HERE! I'M GONNA KILL YOU.
COME HERE! - GRACE.
COME ON, COME ON.
COME ON.
- [panting] THANKS.
- GRACE, WHAT'S GOING ON? - NOTHING.
I CAN HANDLE IT.
- HE'S STILL OUTSIDE.
- OH, MAYBE I BETTER HANG FOR A FEW MINUTES, YEAH? - WHAT-- YOU'RE BLEEDING.
THERE'S ANTISEPTIC IN THE BATHROOM.
- DAMN, I AM BLEEDING.
[sighs] OH, GOD.
HEY, YOU THINK I COULD TAKE A SHOWER? MY APARTMENT HASN'T HAD HOT WATER FOR A WEEK.
- [chuckles] SURE.
- THANKS.
[water running] WOW, I FEEL ALMOST HUMAN AGAIN.
- [nervous chuckle] HE'S GONE.
- IS THIS ALL YOUR MOM'S STUFF? GOD.
I'M SORRY SHE DIED, HENRY.
SHE WAS A NICE LADY.
- SHE WAS.
IF YOU'RE IN SOME KIND OF TROUBLE-- - NO, HE'S JUST MAD 'CAUSE I'M LEAVING.
- LEAVING? - YEAH, TO VERMONT.
YOU KNOW, UH, MY COUSIN HAS A FARM THERE.
MY LIFE HERE I JUST WANT TO GET RIGHT.
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? - OF COURSE.
- HEY, WHAT DO YOU THINK? - [laughs] I DON'T KNOW.
- GOD, I'LL MISS YOUR MOM.
WHEN YOU USED TO COME OVER AND VISIT HER, IT WAS FUN TALKING TO YOU.
AND ALL THOSE ICE CREAM CONES? - [exhales] - THANK YOU.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? - YOU KISSED ME.
- NOT--I GOTTA GO.
- NO, NO, NO.
NOT YET.
[chuckling] I'M--LOOK-- WE--WE CAN TALK.
HUH? I MEAN, UH, WE-- WE CAN TALK.
HERE.
- OH, NO.
LATER, LATER.
LATER.
I'LL--I'LL COME BACK.
- NO, GRACE, GRACE.
JUST LET ME-- - NO, STOP IT! WHAT ARE YOU, SOME KIND OF PERVERT? - NO! DON'T.
- AND ALL THOSE TIMES YOU WERE JUST BEING FRIENDLY? - I WAS.
I AM.
- THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU.
- NO, NO.
THAT'S NOT RIGHT.
- NO, HELP.
- NO.
- HEY, HEY! HELP ME IN HERE! [muffled shouting] GET OFF ME! PERVERT! [grunting] DAMN PERVERT.
- OH, GOD.
- DAMN PERVERT! - NO, NO.
- YOU CAN'T-- GET-- - NO, NO.
- [screaming] - [grunting] - GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVER SPOTTED HER BEFORE HE DUMPED THE LOAD.
ASSISTANT M.
E.
PUT THE TIME OF DEATH BETWEEN MIDNIGH AND 4:00 A.
M.
FOUND A WALLET IN HER POCKET.
I.
D.
FROM A FANCY PREP SCHOOL.
HOME ADDRESS ON FIFTH AVENUE.
- SO HERE I AM, MAJOR CASE? - SHE'S DEAD JUST THE SAME AS ANYONE ELSE, ISN'T SHE? - [sighs] YES, SHE IS.
[sniffing] - SORRY.
- FOR WHAT? - I'M LATE.
- IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE.
- WHAT IS? - NOTHING.
- YEAH, BEING PREGNAN IS NOT AN EXCUSE.
- NO, NO.
OF COURSE NOT.
YOU'RE LATE, AND IT'S NOT UNDERSTANDABLE.
- THAT'S CORRECT.
- SO WITHOUT CALLING FURTHER ATTENTION TO THIS, UH, OFFENSIVE YET, UH, HIGHLY UNCHARACTERISTIC BREACH OF DISCIPLINE, UH, TAKE A LOOK AT CECI MADISON.
- OOH, SOMEONE WAS ANGRY.
- YEAH, BUT NOT SO ANGRY THAT THEY FORGOT TO CLEAN UP.
SMELL.
- SMELL? - YEAH, TELL ME IF YOU SMELL WHAT I DO.
- [sniffing] MMEGG FOO YOUNG.
WET NYLON.
DOG CRAP.
BLEACH.
THE KILLER BLEACHED THE BODY.
- THAT'S JUST WHAT I THOUGHT.
- EXCUSE ME.
[retching] - IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE.
- THAT'S AWFUL.
A GIRL IN A DUMPSTER.
- YEAH, WITH YOUR WALLET.
WE THOUGHT IT WAS YOU.
- BUT I'M ALL RIGHT.
I MEAN, YOU CAN SEE.
BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHECKING.
- YEAH, DON'T YOU WAN YOUR CREDIT CARDS BACK, THOUGH? - SURE, DO-- DO YOU HAVE THEM? - WHO IS IT, DEAR? - UH, CAN I CALL YOU LATER? GIVE ME YOUR CARD OR SOMETHING? - ACTUALLY, UH, WE'D LIKE YOUR HELP FIGURING OU WHO THE DEAD GIRL IS.
- HOW--HOW WOULD I KNOW? - HOW WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT? - SOMEBODY STOLE MY WALLET.
AT THE LIBRARY.
- WHEN? YOU DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.
- WE FOUND YOUR DAUGHTER'S WALLET IN THE POCKE OF A DEAD GIRL IN A DUMPSTER DOWNTOWN.
- CECI, I THOUGH WE WERE DONE WITH THIS.
- DONE WITH WHAT? - DOPE.
- [scoffing] MOM, IT'S JUST POT.
- THE GIRL WITH YOUR WALLET? - [sighs] HER NAME WAS GRACE, OKAY? AND SHE DEALT.
AT MCTEAL'S.
- IF SHE WAS A DEALER, SHE MAY BE IN THE SYSTEM.
- WELL, I HAVEN'T GO MUCH MORE FOR YOU.
C.
O.
D.
WAS BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA.
- HMM.
IT'S PERSONAL.
- VERY.
HERE.
SINGLE POSTMORTEM INCISION MADE WITH A JAGGED EDGE BLADE.
- HUH.
THE KILLER'S FIRST THOUGH WAS TO CUT HER IN PIECES AND DISPOSE OF THE BODY.
HE WAS, UH, ANGRY ENOUGH TO BEAT HER TO DEATH, BUT NOT SO ANGRY HE COULD CUT HER UP.
- AND WHAT ABOUT THE BLEACH? - KILLER GAVE HER A FULL BATH, INSIDE AND OUT.
AND HE WASHED HER CLOTHES.
AND TOSSED HER IN A DUMPSTER, SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE ISSUES WITH CROSS-CONTAMINATION.
- UH, AT LEAST WE CAN FIND OU WHO SHE WAS.
- THE PRINTS CAME BACK AS GRACE PUREFOY.
SHE LIVED TWO BLOCKS FROM WHERE HER BODY WAS FOUND.
SHE SOLD DRUGS AT PRIVATE SCHOOLS UPTOWN.
- TWO JUVIES FOR POSSESSION.
LOOKS LIKE SHE HAD A PROMISING CAREER AS A SUBSTANCE ABUSER.
SHE KICKS TO THE NINTH PRECINCT.
- UM CECI MADISON IS A, UH, MAJOR CASE, BUT GRACE PUREFOY IS NOT.
- THAT IS CORRECT.
YOU BEG TO DIFFER? - WELL, I COULD SAY THAT THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER MURDER.
BUT THAT WOULD IMPLY THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS JUST ANOTHER MURDER, WHICH IS A TERRIBLE THING TO SAY, SINCE "JUST" AND "MURDER" SHOULD NEVER BE USED IN THE SAME SENTENCE.
- WELL, FOLLOWING THAT LOGIC, THEN EVERY CASE IS A MAJOR CASE.
- YES.
- WHICH IS WHY YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGE.
WE ARE NO THE LOW-LEVEL DRUG DEALER FROM THE EAST VILLAGE CASE SQUAD.
WE'RE CALLED MAJOR CASE FOR GOOD REASON.
- YEAH, WELL, WHAT IF THE, UH, VICTIM DOESN'T GIVE US A REASON BUT THE KILLER DOES? - BECAUSE HE KNEW TO USE BLEACH AND TOSS HER IN A DUMPSTER? - THAT'S NOT RUN-OF-THE-MILL.
COULD BE PRETTYMAJOR.
- OR HE WATCHES TOO MUCH CSI.
48 HOURS, THEN GRACE PUREFOY KICKS BACK TO THE NINTH.
- UH, UM, UH, GOREN CALLED FROM TENNESSEE, CAPTAIN.
HE NEEDS YOU TO CALL THAT SHERIFF.
WHAT HOSPITAL? - ST.
VINCENT'S.
- YOU HAVE A BAG PACKED? - IT'S IN THE LOCKER ROOM.
- OKAY.
DETECTIVES.
[scrubbing] [breathing heavily] - HOW IS SHE? - SHE'S IN LABOR.
HER SISTER'S WITH HER.
IN BETWEEN SCREAMS, SHE TOLD ME YOU FOUGHT TO KEEP THIS CASE.
- YEAH.
HMM.
WHAT ELSE DID SHE TELL YOU? - THAT YOU REQUIRE ADULT SUPERVISION.
AFTER YOU.
- MY BABY.
MY LITTLE GIRL.
- WE'RE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, MRS.
PUREFOY.
- DO YOU KNOW WHERE GRACE WAS LAST NIGHT? - SHE JUST WENT OUT.
- DO YOU KNOW WHO SHE WAS WITH? - SHE HAD A FRIEND.
UH, PAJ OR SOMETHING.
- PAJ.
WAS HE INDIAN? - UH - DO YOU HAVE A LAST NAME? - NO.
- MAYBE A PHONE NUMBER? - NO.
NO.
NO.
- THIS WAS GRACE'S ROOM.
- YEAH.
MY BABY.
- WHO'S THAT? - COUSIN.
- OH.
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.
- GRACE WENT THERE LAST YEAR.
SHE COULDN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT IT.
- HMM.
THERE'S A BUS TICKET.
NEW YORK TO MONTPELIER.
[knock at door] - IT'S OPEN.
- IT'S ME.
CAME AS SOON AS I COULD.
YOU OKAY? - [sobbing] - OH, YOU GUYS COPS? - WE'RE DETECTIVES EAMES AND NICHOLS.
AND YOU ARE? - NATE.
HENRICK.
- NATE'S MY FRIEND.
- UH, I CAN SEE THAT.
GOOD FRIEND.
- MAYBE IF WE CAME BACK LATER, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO REMEMBER MORE.
- I'M FINE.
I WON'T BE ANY DIFFERENT LATER.
- YOU MIGHT BE SOBER.
- MY BABY GIRL WAS JUST KILLED.
WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? - SHE WAS DRUNK NOW BECAUSE, UH, GRACE WAS DEAD.
SHE WAS DRUNK YESTERDAY 'CAUSE SHE WASN'T.
- OR BECAUSE IT WAS TUESDAY.
YOU SURE YOU DON'T WAN TO KICK THIS TO THE NINTH? - UH, GRACE KEPT THIS ON HER PILLOW LIKE IT WAS A DREAM, SOME PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM ALL THIS.
- I HEARD YOU GOT AWAY FOR A FEW YEARS.
YOU FEELING SOME KIND OF KINDRED SPIRIT? - UH, I TRY TO AVOID TRANSFERENTIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH DEAD PEOPLE.
IT'S ALWAYS SO ONE-SIDED.
- SO WHAT IS IT? - THAT MOTHER CECI MADISON THE BLEACH, VERMONT.
IT ALL FEELS SO UNCONNECTED.
- WHAT'S NEXT? - BEFORE I LEFT, THIS GUY WAS THE GO-TO CRIMINALIS FOR UNSOLVED CASES INVOLVING MINORS.
ALL THE KIDS THAT MIGHT'VE FALLEN THROUGH THE CRACKS.
- LIKE GRACE PUREFOY.
- YEAH, ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
TOTAL FOLLOW-THROUGH.
HE LIVED FOR THE WORK.
- WELL, PEOPLE NOTICED.
THEY MADE HIM THE HEAD OF THE LAB.
- WELL, I'M STILL SURE HE'LL HAVE TIME FOR THIS.
UH, IT WAS HIS PASSION.
- HE WROTE A BOOK.
HE'S A TV TALKING HEAD NOW.
- OH, GOOD FOR HIM.
HE DESERVES IT.
BEST LAB GUY I EVER MET.
HELLO.
- COME IN.
HENRY.
- THIS IS VERY, VERY IMPRESSIVE.
- THEY'RE JUST OLD CASES.
- OH, DON'T BE MODEST.
RIGHT HERE.
THE MCLANAHAN GIRL.
- YEAH.
- YOU PULLED DNA OFF OF A SHOVEL THAT HAD BEEN IN THE OCEAN FOR A WEEK.
- I JUST HOPE THE BOOK HELPS PEOPLE APPRECIATE THE ROLE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE.
- HERE, MAYBE THIS, UH, CASE CAN BE IN YOUR NEXT BOOK.
- [chuckles] - THE BODY WAS BLEACHED AND DUMPED IN THE GARBAGE.
THE M.
E.
SENT TISSUE SAMPLES AND HER CLOTHES.
- THEN I'M SURE WE'RE DEALING WITH IT, BUT I WOULDN'T BE OPTIMISTIC.
- HEY, YOU WEREN'T OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SUZANNE MARCH EITHER, WERE YOU? NOBODY WAS.
BUT, UM YOU IDENTIFIED THE TOOL MARKS.
- THAT WAS BACK WHEN I HAD A BUDGET, DETECTIVE.
IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD, THINGS ARE A LITTLE BIT TIGHT.
- I KNOW YOU, HENRY.
THIS IS WHAT YOU LIVE FOR.
THIS IS WHO YOU ARE.
- [exhales] I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO, HMM? - LAST TIME I TALKED TO HENRY MULLER, HE TOLD ME HE WAS TOO BUSY TO TALK TO ME.
- OH, WELL, I-I BEGGED.
IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY.
HE'S--HE'S TAKING A LOOK.
YOU KNOW.
- WE MAY HAVE TO UPGRADE GRACE'S MOTHER FROM TOTALLY USELESS TO FUNCTIONALLY CLUELESS.
- YOU FOUND PAJ? - IN THE ALIAS REGISTRY.
THERE'S A DRUG DEALER WITH PRIORS WHO'S OUT ON BAIL FOR AN ASSAULT CASE.
- JUSTIN LENNOX, WHO SELLS UPTOWN.
"PARK AVENUE JUSTIN.
" - P-A-J.
PAJ.
- LOOKS LIKE YOU MIGHT MAKE YOUR 48 HOURS.
- NEVER HEARD OF HER.
- THIS HELP? - NO CAN DO.
- THIS CONVERSATION IS GOING SO WELL, I THINK WE SHOULD CONTINUE I AT OUR PLACE.
YOU KNOW WHERE THAT IS, DON'T YOU, JUSTIN? - I'M OUT ON BAIL, MAN.
THIS IS HARASSMENT.
- I WANT YOU TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT GRACE'S PHOTO, JUSTIN.
- I ALREADY TOLD YOU.
- JUST TRY.
HERE, LET ME HELP YOU FOCUS.
- ALL RIGHT.
GET OFF ME.
- IF YOU DID THIS, WE'RE GONNA GET YOU.
JUST TO MAKE SURE WE ALL UNDERSTAND.
- I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO TALK TO YOU.
- AND WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO ON WEEKENDS? HIRE TEMPS FROM COPS "R" US? I'M SORRY, CRIMINALS DON'T TAKE UNPAID FURLOUGHS.
THANK YOU.
HENRY.
- TOUGH TIMES ALL OVER, HUH? THE RABKIN SHOOTING.
YOUR SUSPECT FILED DOWN THE GUN BARREL, BUT WE GOT HIM ON BULLET BATCHING.
- PERSONAL DELIVERY.
I'M HONORED.
- JUST DON'T TELL NICHOLS.
HE'LL--HE'LL EXPECT THE SAME.
- I HEARD HE PAID YOU A VISIT.
- HE DID.
I'M SURPRISED YOU'RE LETTING HIM RUN WITH THAT CASE.
- 48 HOURS.
CLOCK'S TICKING.
- HE GOT ANYTHING YET? - OH, THEY'RE ON ONE GUY, BUT HOW'S IT GOING ON YOUR END? - I'M WORKING ON IT.
WE DON'T HAVE MUCH.
- EXCUSE ME.
[speaking indistinctly] - HEY THERE.
- HEY.
WHAT'S UP, DR.
MULLER? - I NEED TO REEXAMINE SOMETHING ON THAT EVIDENCE ON THE STABBING IN SOHO.
CASE NUMBER RD735.
- YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS? - NO IDEA.
- ALL THE WAY BACK, THEN GO RIGHT.
- GOT IT.
- [groans] - I GOT YOUR MESSAGE.
YOU FOUND SOMETHING? - I REALLY DIDN' HAVE THE TIME, BUT I STAYED LATE LAST NIGHT, ANDYES.
- ONLY YOU, HENRY.
- ONLY BECAUSE NOBODY ELSE WOULD FALL FOR YOUR SOFT-SOAP.
I GOT A VIABLE TISSUE SAMPLE FROM UNDER ONE OF THE GIRL'S FINGERNAILS.
THIS ONE.
AND WE PULLED A MATCH FROM CODIS.
SOME KID WHO'S OUT ON BAIL ON AN ASSAULT CHARGE.
NAME OF JUSTIN LENNOX? THAT MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU? - HENRY, YOU'RE A GOD.
- TRUST IS--IS SUCH AN IMPORTAN PART OF A RELATIONSHIP, DON'T YOU THINK, JUSTIN? - WE'VE ALREADY AGREED THAT MY CLIENT DID, IN FACT, KNOW GRACE PUREFOY.
- THAT'S NOT WHAT HE TOLD US WHEN WE MET HIM.
- I FORGOT.
- I SUPPOSE YOU FORGO HOW YOUR DNA GOT UNDERNEATH HER FINGERNAILS TOO.
- WE HAD AN ARGUMENT.
- AN ARGUMENT.
ABOUT THE DRUGS SHE WAS SELLING FOR YOU? - SHE DIDN'T SELL FOR ME.
- JUSTIN.
- I TRIED TO GET HER TO STOP.
THAT'S WHAT THE FIGHT WAS ABOUT.
- HOW NOBLE OF YOU, TRYING TO SE THE POOR GIRL STRAIGHT.
- WHY NOT? SHE WAS A DECENT KID.
- SO TO MAKE HER EVEN MORE DECENT, YOU ATTACKED HER? - MORE SHE ATTACKED ME.
SHE WAS KINDA HOT-TEMPERED, YOU KNOW? - SHE WAS LEAVING YOU, JUSTIN.
SHE WAS, UH, GOING TO VERMONT.
YOU'RE SURE THAT THAT'S NO WHAT THE FIGHT WAS ABOUT? - I WANT TO TALK TO MY CLIENT.
ALONE.
- THIS GUY'S A MORON.
IT'LL TAKE ABOU TEN MORE MINUTES.
I'M CALLING THE D.
A.
- DON'T BOTHER.
HE HAS AN ALIBI.
- HE DIDN'T MENTION ONE.
- BECAUSE HE DOESN'T KNOW HE HAS ONE.
FROM MIDNIGHT UNTIL 4:00 IN THE MORNING, JUSTIN LENNOX WAS PLAYING VIDEO GAMES WITH A FELLOW DRUG DEALER.
- OH, SOMEONE NARCOTICS WAS SITTING ON.
- THEY SAW HIM ENTER THE BUILDING AND THEY SAW HIM LEAVE.
- WELL, HE COULD'VE GONE OUT THE BACK DOOR AND COME BACK IN? - RIGHT.
SINCE WHEN IS JUSTIN LENNOX DR.
EVIL, CRIMINAL MASTERMIND, EVADING SURVEILLANCE HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTS? - GOOD POINT.
- STARTING TOMORROW, EVERYONE GOES BACK TO WHERE THEY BELONG.
GRACE PUREFOY GOES TO THE NINTH.
YOU CATCH THE NEXT MAJOR CASE.
- I WENT OVER HER FROM HEAD TO TOE AGAIN.
- NO VIABLE FOREIGN DNA.
NOTHING HIDDEN IN A NOOK OR A CRANNY? - I DIDN'T JUST BREEZE THROUGH MY EXAM THE FIRST TIME, NICHOLS.
BUT TO BE HONEST, I DON'T KNOW HOW HENRY GOT THE RESULTS HE DID.
I DON'T KNOW HOW HE GO ANY RESULTS.
- BLEACH JOB? - IT WAS THOROUGH.
EVERY SAMPLE I PULLED WAS COMPROMISED.
- MM-HMM.
INTERESTING.
- I DON'T WANT TO GET INTO AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL FIGH WITH HENRY MULLER.
WE PLAY BALL WITH HIS PEOPLE, THEY PLAY BALL WITH US.
- YEAH, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE HENRY'S PLAYING WITH AN INVISIBLE BALL.
IF THERE'S NO EVIDENCE ON THE BODY - YOU WORK THESE CASES YEAR AFTER YEAR.
YOU WATCH ONE DIRT BAG AFTER ANOTHER GET AWAY WITH MURDER BECAUSE HE GO DUMB LUCKY ENOUGH NOT TO LEAVE THE RIGHT TRACE.
- SO WHAT? HENRY, UH, GOES THE EXTRA MILE TO GET THE BAD GUYS AND FINDS EVIDENCE THAT ISN'T THERE? - I DON'T KNOW.
MAYBE HE HIT PAY DIRT SOMEHOW, BUT THE GUY IS WRITING BOOKS.
HE'S ON TV.
- MORE INCENTIVE TO KEEP HIS BATTING AVERAGE UP.
- ARE YOU ASKING YOURSELF THE SAME QUESTION I AM? - PROBABLY NOT.
UNLESS YOU'RE ASKING IF THERE'S EVER BEEN A SINGLE BLEMISH ON HENRY MULLER'S RECORD.
A CASE THROWN OUT, TEST RESULTS QUESTIONED.
- WHY WOULD I BE ASKING MYSELF THAT? - 'CAUSE HENRY MIGHT BE, UH, FUDGING EVIDENCE.
BUTDEPARTMENTAL COMMENDATION.
MAYOR'S SERVICE AWARD.
UH, HIS MOTHER DIED LAST MONTH.
LISTEN TO THIS, "SURVIVED BY HER SON, HENRY MULLER, THE NOTED FORENSIC SCIENTIST.
" "MRS.
MULLER WAS A LIFELONG RESIDEN OF SEVENTH STREE ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE.
" - GRACE PUREFOY LIVED ON SEVENTH STREET.
- SAME BLOCK.
- THAT A COINCIDENCE? - WONDER WHY HE NEVER MENTIONED THAT.
- YOU HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY LOST YOUR MIND.
- JUST THINK ABOUT IT LOGICALLY.
- THERE IS NOTHING LOGICAL ABOUT THE THOUGH THAT THE HEAD OF THE CRIME LAB MURDERED A TEENAGE DRUG DEALER.
- HIS MOTHER LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM GRACE PUREFOY, WHICH HE NEVER MENTIONED.
UH, HE PULLED NONEXISTEN EVIDENCE OFF OF THE BODY AND CLAIMED THAT IT BELONGED TO JUSTIN LENNOX, WHICH WAS A PERFECT FRAME.
- AND HOW WOULD HE EVEN KNOW YOU'RE LOOKING AT JUSTIN LENNOX? IS HE A MIND READER AS WELL AS A SCIENTIST? - NO.
BUT, UM, HE CAN READ.
HE WAS HERE YESTERDAY-- IF I MAY-- IN YOUR OFFICE.
AND HE SAW THIS.
- [exhales] - BESIDES HENRY MULLER, AND THE SHOOTER ON THE GRASSY KNOLL, ARE YOU LOOKING AT ANY OTHER SUSPECTS? - I THINK WE AT LEAST HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND, NATE.
GRACE WAS IN A BIG HURRY TO GET OUT OF TOWN.
MAYBE THERE WAS SOMEBODY IN HER APARTMEN SHE WANTED TO GET AWAY FROM.
- I KNOW YOU FIND THA AWFULLY MUNDANE, NICHOLS, BUT CHECK IT OUT.
BY THE WAY, IT'S A GIRL.
- AWW.
- OH.
OH, WE SHOULD, UH-- - YOU SENT ROSES.
- WHERE WAS I WHEN GRACE WAS KILLED? - WHERE WERE YOU, HONEY? - WASN'T I HERE? - I DON'T KNOW.
- I WAS AT MY PLACE IF I WASN'T HERE.
- I GOTTA SAY, NATE, THAT'S A PRETTY LOUSY ALIBI.
- I DON'T NEED AN ALIBI.
I WOULD NEVER HURT GRACE.
I LIKED GRACE.
- HOW MUCH? - WHA--WHOA, WHOA, WHOA.
I'M NOT GOING THERE.
- IS THAT WHAT GRACE SAID? - WHAT--SHE'S SAYING YOU WAS MESSING WITH GRACE? NOT IN MY HOUSE, HE WASN'T.
NO WAY.
- YOU'RE SURE ABOUT THAT? - WHAT IS IT WITH YOU? - YOU WOULDN'T MIND IF WE, UH, JUST TOOK IN A FEW OF GRACE'S THINGS, WOULD YOU? - NICE TO SEE YOU KEEPING AN OPEN MIND.
- WHAT DO YOU MEAN? - I MEAN FORGETTING HENRY LONG ENOUGH TO TAKE GRACE'S CLOTHES AND GET THEM TESTED TO SEE IF THERE'S TOO MUCH NATE ON THEM.
- OH.
YEAH, I GUESS I CAN DO THAT TOO.
YEAH.
UH, IT WAS DISAPPOINTING.
VERY DISAPPOINTING.
I THOUGHT THAT LENNOX GUY WAS-- WAS OUR GUY.
- BUT HIS ALIBI WAS THAT GOOD? - YEAH, ROCK SOLID.
I GUESS THE DNA YOU FOUND WAS FROM THE FIGH THAT HE HAD WITH GRACE.
- WE CAN FIND THE EVIDENCE.
WE CAN'T ALWAYS TELL YOU WHEN IT GOT THERE.
- YEAH, I GUESS IT'S TRUE.
- I GUESS THAT'S THAT.
YEAH, THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE CASES WHERE YOU JUST HAVE TO HOPE-- - JUST HAVE TO HOPE WHAT? - HOPE THATTHE THAT THE CASE WILL EVENTUALLY GET SOLVED.
- YEAH, I HOPE SO TOO.
- IN THIS UNCERTAIN WORLD, PEOPLE TAKE A CERTAIN COMFOR IN SCIENTIFIC VERITIES.
- ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY PU PEOPLE IN JAIL, I SUPPOSE.
- YES, YES.
- HOW ARE YOU MAINTAINING YOUR STANDARDS IN THE FACE OF ALL THESE BUDGET CUTS? - IT'S NOT EASY.
THERE'S STILL A CERTAIN COWBOY MENTALITY IN SOME POLICE DIVISIONS.
I'M GONNA ASK THE COMMISSIONER TO GET THEM TO STAND BACK AND ACCEPT THAT WE CAN' JUMP TO THEIR SERVICE EVERY TIME THEY CALL.
- ANY BETS ON WHAT DIVISION IT IS THAT HAS THAT "COWBOY MENTALITY"? - HORSE PATROL? - CONGRATULATIONS.
YOU HAVE NOW MADE AN ENEMY OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MEMBERS OF OUR DEPARTMENT.
NOT ONLY FOR YOURSELF, BUT FOR THE ENTIRE MAJOR CASE SQUAD.
- WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU? - IT TELLS ME WE'RE GOING TO BE RUNNING DNA TESTS ON OUR OWN HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY SETS.
- DON'T YOU SEE HE'S STRIKING BACK? HE'S CORNERED.
HE'S GUILTY.
- I DIDN'T BELIEVE YOU WERE ACTUALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS.
YOU'RE ENDANGERING THIS DIVISION.
YOU'RE ENDANGERING YOUR ENTIRE CAREER.
- I'M TRYING TO CATCH A MURDERER.
ISN'T THAT WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING AROU-- - MURDERER? YOU STICK A GIRL IN A SHORT SKIRT.
AND HE BLINKED.
MAYBE HE HAD DUS IN HIS EYE.
- WHEN YOU WERE MY PARTNER, YOU TRUSTED ME ON THINGS LIKE THIS.
- WHEN I WAS YOUR PARTNER, ZACK, I ALMOST GOT SUSPENDED ONCE A MONTH.
NOW I AM CALLING HENRY MULLER AND GETTING RIGHT WITH HIM, AND YOU ARE OFF THE PUREFOY CASE.
- I HAD A CALL FROM YOUR CAPTAIN ROSS LAST NIGHT.
- REALLY? - SAID YOU WERE MOVING ON.
HANDING OFF THE PUREFOY CASE.
I KNOW YOU'RE DISAPPOINTED.
I ONLY WISH THERE'D BEEN MORE THAT I COULD'VE DONE.
THAT POOR GIRL.
- I'M NOT DISAPPOINTED.
- BUT, UH, YOU SEEMED SO SET ON SOLVING IT.
- I STILL AM.
I STILL WILL.
- BUT, UH CAPTAIN ROSS-- - HE DOESN'T CONTROL MY FREE TIME.
I'M GONNA WORK THAT CASE NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, DAYS OFF.
I'LL KNOCK ON EVERY DOOR IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD TILL I FIND SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING.
- THAT SOUNDS A BIT OBSESSIVE.
- ISN'T THAT WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU? - [chuckles] YES.
I SUPPOSE SO.
OH, I TAKE SUGAR.
HOW ABOUT YOU? PLAIN.
- THIS REMINDS ME SOMEHOW OF A CASE I HAD A FEW YEARS BACK.
AN IMMIGRANT BRIDE WAS KILLED BY HER CHEMIST HUSBAND WHEN HE FOUND OU SHE WASN'T A VIRGIN.
HE POISONED HER IN FRONT OF TEN FAMILY MEMBERS.
THE M.
E.
DIDN'T CATCH IT.
SODIUM FLUOROACETATE IN HER GINGER ALE.
DEATH WAS PUT DOWN TO VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIA.
- BUT YOU FIGURED IT OUT.
- EH, I GOT LUCKY.
IT CAN BE SO DARN EASY TO KILL SOMEONE IF YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
- IF YOU BREW GREEN TEA TOO LONG, TURNS BITTER.
- REALLY? I THINK YOU MAY BE RIGHT.
SORRY.
- ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE IS NOT EVIDENCE OF ABSENCE.
THAT'S ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I TRY TO TEACH NEW CRIMINALISTS.
- YOU LISTENING TO HENRY'S BOOK? YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF HIM, CAN YOU? - UH YEAH, EVIDENTLY THE FEELING ISN'T MUTUAL.
I WENT TO SEE HIM THIS MORNING.
AND, UH, I'M PRETTY SURE HE TRIED TO KILL ME.
- EXCUSE ME? - BUT HE DIDN'T.
BUT, UH, HE MIGHT TRY AGAIN.
HE SORT OF TOLD ME.
WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU? - UH, WELL, I TOOK SOME OF GRACE'S CLOTHES TO AN FBI LAB AND CALLED IN A FAVOR.
THEY FOUND MALE DNA.
- ROSS TOOK US OFF THAT CASE.
- HE TOOK YOU OFF THE CASE.
I'M STILL THINKING THE MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND-- WHO, AS IT TURNS OUT, HAS AN OUTSTANDING WARRAN FOR ASSAULT IN OHIO, WHICH GETS US HIS DNA.
- EXACTLY.
LET'S GO ARREST HIM.
- AH.
I HEARD YOU WERE IN THE BUILDING.
- OH, IT'S NICHOLS.
HE'S DRIVING ME CRAZY ABOUT THE PUREFOY GIRL.
[sighs] HE CALLED IN A FAVOR AT COLUMBIA MEDICAL SCHOOL.
HAD 'EM RUN A C.
T.
AND M.
R.
I.
SCANS OF THE BODY.
- A VIRTUAL AUTOPSY? - WELL, IT'S EXPERIMENTAL AND PRICEY.
BUT IT WORKS.
- OH[scoffs] - IT PICKED UP A SMALL AREA OF INTERNAL PERIMORTEM BLEEDING.
PROBABLY WHEN SHE WAS BEING CLEANED OUT.
WHOEVER WAS IN THERE LEFT A HAIR.
- WELL.
THAT'S A BREAK.
- BUT I GATHER YOU'RE A LITTLE BACKED UP.
- OH.
WELL.
THAT'S ALL RIGHT.
I'LL GIVE I MY PERSONAL ATTENTION.
- I WAS WITH KAREN, ALL RIGHT? THE MOTHER, NOT THE DAUGHTER.
WHAT KIND OF A CREEP DO YOU THINK I AM? - YOU WEREN'T WITH KAREN THE NIGHT GRACE WAS KILLED.
- [sighs] WE'REON AND OFF.
YOU KNOW HOW IT IS.
- HOW ARE YOU LATELY? MORE ON, OR MORE OFF? - KINDA UP TO KAREN.
ONE DAY SHE LIKES YOU, THE NEXT DAY-- - SHE DOESN'T LIKE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT HER DAUGHTER? - NO.
- HEARD YOU HAD A NEW SUSPECT.
- YEAH, GRACE'S MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND, WHO'S NOT GIVING ANYTHING UP FOR THE MOMENT.
- WHY DIDN'T HE TURN UP EARLIER? - WE, UH, GOT DISTRACTED BY SOME BAD THEORIES.
- SOME OF US DID.
THIS IS OUR GUY-- HE'S GOT A PRIOR CONVICTION FOR CHILD MOLESTATION IN ILLINOIS AND THEY FOUND HIS DNA ON GRACE'S CLOTHING.
- WE ALREADY LOOKED AT THOSE.
- NOT THE, UH, ONES SHE WAS KILLED IN.
UH, CLOTHING FROM HER APARTMENT.
THEY NAILED THIS GUY.
- [exhales deeply] RODGERS FOUND A HAIR IN THE GIRL'S BODY.
SHE SAID YOU WANTED TO TAKE A REFERENCE SAMPLE? - OFF HIM.
YOU WANT TO DO THE HONORS? - MM.
[knock at door] [door opens] - I NEED TO TAKE A HAIR SAMPLE.
[door opens] - I'M TIRED.
YOU'RE TIRED.
WHY DON'T YOU MAKE THIS EASY ON THE BOTH OF US? - [sighs] WE GOTTA GO THROUGH ALL THIS AGAIN? YOU GUYS ARE WRONG.
- YOU NEVER TOUCHED HER? NOT ONCE? EVER? - SHE WAS A KID.
I TOUCHED HER LIKE SHE WAS-- LIKE YOU TOUCH A KID.
- AND HOW IS THAT, NATE? EXACTLY? - EAMES JUST, UH, STARTED ANOTHER RUN AT HIM.
WE'LL--WE'LL GET THERE.
- I THINK I CAN HELP.
HIS HAIR IS A MATCH.
- YOU SURE? - NO DOUBT.
- OKAY.
[knocks on wall] IT'S DONE.
- I'LL JUST LEAVE THIS WITH CAPTAIN ROSS.
- WE'RE--WE'RE DONE WITH, UH, HIM, HENRY.
NOT WITH YOU.
- WHAT? WAIT, WAIT.
WELL, WHAT DO YOU MEAN? - THE HAIRS DON'T MATCH.
- I TOOK THE REFERENCE SAMPLE MYSELF.
- RIGHT.
YOU HAD HIS HAIR.
BUT THE HAIR THAT RODGERS GAVE YOU DIDN'T COME FROM GRACE'S BODY.
IT CAME FROM ME.
AND I DIDN'T KILL HER.
- WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU, NICHOLS? I AM FED UP WITH YOUR GAMES.
YOUR CAPTAIN TOLD ME THEY WERE OVER.
- HE--HE LIED TO YOU TOO.
NATE DOESN'T HAVE A PRIOR MOLESTATION CONVICTION.
YOU KNEW GRACE.
- I MEAN, YOU'VE ALL GONE NUTS HERE.
- UH, YOUR MOTHER LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM HER.
- OH, AND-- AND YOU KNOW EVERYONE WHO LIVES ACROSS THE STREE FROM YOUR MOTHER? - WE'LL FIND PEOPLE WHO SAW YOU TOGETHER.
- WHO? THAT MOTHER OF HERS? OH, THAT'LL BE GREAT TESTIMONY.
- BECAUSE WE BOTH KNOW THAT GRACE'S MOTHER IS A STONE ALCOHOLIC, RIGHT? MM-HMM.
WITH A MOTHER LIKE THAT, SHE PROBABLY SPEN A LOT OF TIMEOUTSIDE.
YOU SAW HER PLAYING.
A YOUNG GIRL.
SOINNOCENT.
SO PRETTY.
- YOU LIVE IN A WORLD OF STORIES.
IT'S YOUR JOB-- FABRICATING NARRATIVES.
GET OUT OF MY WAY.
- YOU'VE ALWAYS LIKED YOUNG GIRLS.
IT'S YOUR SPECIALTY.
RIGHT? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SOLVED THEIR CASES? - YEAH, WITH EVIDENCE.
NOT GUESSES, CONJECTURES.
- OKAY, EVIDENCE.
UH, THE NIGH THAT GRACE WAS KILLED, SHE HAD A FIGH WITH JUSTIN LENNOX.
HE SAW HER RUN AWAY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR MOTHER'S APARTMENT.
- SO-- - YOU TOLD US THAT YOU FOUND HIS DNA ON HER BODY.
BUT THERE WAS NO USABLE DNA ON HER BODY BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN BLEACHED, WHICH YOU KNOW HOW TO DO.
- OH - AND YOU GOT LENNOX'S DNA FROM HIS ASSAULT FILE IN THE EVIDENCE ROOM, WHICH YOU ENTERED ON THE PRETEX OF LOOKING AT A STABBING IN SOHO, EVEN THOUGH THE DETECTIVE IN CHARGE OF THAT CASE NEVER MADE A REQUES TO REEXAMINE EVIDENCE.
- I DON'T NEED SOME DETECTIVE TO MAKE A REQUEST.
I WANTED TO NAIL THINGS DOWN.
THAT VICTIM HAD BEEN STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES.
- YES, THAT VICTIM.
A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL? THE KIND OF CASE THAT YOU GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR.
- ISN'T THAT WHAT WE DO? HELP THOSE WHO CAN NO LONGER HELP THEMSELVES? - LIKE DEBORAH BRAND.
- YEAH.
- LIKE JODY RICHARDS.
- YES.
- LIKE CYNTHIA HONG.
AND ALL-- ALL THESE.
- I CLEARED THOSE CASES.
I CAUGHT THEIR KILLERS.
- DON'T BOYS EVER GET KILLED, HENRY? WHERE ARE THE BOYS? - BOYS? WHO ARE YOU? I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT.
- YOU WANTED TO BE AROUND YOUNG GIRLS.
BUT YOU COULDN'T TRUST YOURSELF TO BE AROUND LIVE ONES, LIKE GRACE.
SHE WASN' A LABORATORY SAMPLE OR AN AUTOPSY PHOTO.
SHE WAS REAL AND BEAUTIFUL AND ALIVE AND IN YOUR APARTMENT.
YOU COULD SEE HER.
AND TOUCH HER.
EVEN SMELL HER.
I CAN SMELL HER IN THAT.
CAN'T YOU? SHE WAS FRIGHTENED, HENRY, AND YOU PROTECTED HER, JUST LIKE YOU PROTECTED ALL THE OTHERS.
BUT WHY DO YOU PROTECT THEM, HENRY? BECAUSE WHAT YOU REALLY WAN TO DO WITH THEM ISN'T ALLOWED.
NOT BY SOCIETY, NOT BY YOU.
YOU FOUND A WAY TO BE WITH THEM WITHOUT REALLY BEING WITH THEM.
BUT THEN THIS TIME YOU WERE WITH GRACE, ALL ALONE.
ALL LOVELY AND SO GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU'D DONE FOR HER, WASN'T SHE? WASN'T SHE? - SHE KISSED ME.
- HOW DID THAT FEEL, HENRY? DID YOU KISS HER BACK? - SHE [stuttering] DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.
- WHAT DID SHE SAY, HENRY? WHAT DID SHE CALL YOU? - YOU KNOW WHAT SHE CALLED ME.
- PERVERT? - I AM NOT A PERVERT.
I CATCH MURDERERS.
- JUST LIKE HER MURDERER? - NO, I-- I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THAT HAPPENED.
[breathing rapidly] HUH.
IT'S-- I NEVER WANTED-- [voice breaking] I NEVER WANTED TO HURT HER.
I NEVER MEANT TO HURT HER.
- I KNOW, HENRY.
YOU'RE UNDER ARREST.
- THANK YOU.
- HUH.
IT'S OFFICIAL.
MARGO JANE WHEELER.
- UH, DOES THE MOTHER KNOW WE CLOSED THE CASE? - SHE WONDERED WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG.