Law & Order Special Victims Unit s14e09 Episode Script

Dreams Deferred

In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous.
In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit.
These are their stories.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Peace be with you.
And with your spirit.
The mass has ended.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Oh, these feet carry me far oh, my body oh, so tired mouth is dry hardly speak Yeah, Beth? No, I didn't forget it.
Yeah, well, you can tell your mother-- Nothing.
Tell her I'm on my way.
Mm mm mm in this life I'll join everyone ooh, when I die have my body have my mind have my coat take my time these I borrow borrow so far turn to dust fall apart here I swear You're late again, Craig.
Didn't Beth call you? You know, I don't understand.
Is it too much to ask if you-- In this life I'll join everyone ooh, and understand Have a good night, Al.
You too, Jeannie.
- Be safe out there.
- Mm-hmm.
Craig? What are you doing here? Where is my mother? I have been call-- Aah! Craig, no! Don't-- In this life I'll join everyone Hey, hey, hey.
Ooh, lookin' good, Jeannie.
What's that, rabbit fur? Mm.
Sam? What, no lipstick stains on my coffee cup? You must be expecting company.
Ooh, mama.
Ooh, and understand 'cause all men die Give me that money.
Give that money! Yo, shouldn't you be at home, grandmom? - Jeannie, Jeannie.
- Hey, baby.
Hey, it's you.
I didn't recognize you.
Where's your car? Get in.
Baby, you all right? Yeah, fine.
Get in.
In this life I'll join everyone Ooh, I missed you.
Let's have fun.
'Cause all men die corrections by zzz The shooter, Craig Rasmussen, is believed to be headed to the Bronx.
We have a task force NYPD, State Police, FBI.
Everybody works 12 on, RDOs are cancelled until he's caught.
Agent Cantwell will bring you up to speed.
Rasmussen's a long-haul bus driver.
He was laid off earlier this year.
Now, approximately five hours ago, he shot and killed his mother-in-law, his wife, and two of her co-workers.
He left the scene in a stolen car, heading south.
About three hours ago, he fatally shot this gas station attendant.
How does SVU help? Before Rasmussen's cell phone went dead, he made two calls to Jeannie Kerns, a prostitute working Hunts Point.
Liv, you remember her? Should I? '92, you intervened in a dispute between her and a john.
When I was on patrol, Captain, I did that a hundred times.
Yeah, well, turns out this particular john is our shooter.
That can't be the same woman.
- That was 20 year ago.
- Yes, it is.
It's her.
She's been on the street since the late '80s.
in the last 25 years.
And Rasmussen's cell phone records show regular calls to her cell going back 20 years.
Do we know if she's still alive? No, she's not at home.
She's not answering her phone.
We need SVU to flood the Hunts Point zone, track down this hooker.
Looking at ballistics, he's used three different weapons, and including a 7.
Cell phone records also show he was in Scranton three days ago, as was the Great American Gun Show.
So local ATF is handing his photo out to the vendors.
So you're putting NYPD in the line of fire? That's how the FBI's handling this.
You'll have an ESU team and an FBI SWAT team on-site.
You find her, you take her into custody, secure her phone.
You find him, do not take independent action.
Call for backup.
And I don't need to tell you to wear your vests.
Against an AK-47? Wear 'em anyway.
Nobody be a hero.
Remember, time, distance, and cover are our friends.
You know Jeannie Kerns? Yeah, I know that old bag.
So you mean she doesn't work for you? She don't work for nobody.
You seen her tonight? - I see her every night.
- Here's my card.
Look, we're not gonna jam you up.
We just wanna ask you a few questions.
Nobody called the rape police.
Okay, do you know her? Jeannie's in trouble? You know where she is? No.
I know she got in a car and took off.
What time? Maybe two hours ago.
With this man? Could be, I mean-- she said a regular called her tonight.
- What'd he do? - We just need to find Jeannie.
She can take care of herself.
She'll be all right.
There she is.
Jeannie! Jeannie! Hey, hey.
Get back.
Stay back.
We got him.
Southwest corner of Faile.
Suspect is driving a blue minivan.
What the hell? Step away from the vehicle.
- Let me see your hands.
- Get 'em up! - Get your hands up! - Get out of the car.
- Hands up.
- He didn't do anything.
- Now! - On the ground! Get down now! Okay, that's not Rasmussen.
Hands behind your back.
Baby seats.
- Jeannie Kerns? - Yeah.
What-- He was just giving me a ride.
Have you seen him tonight? Okay.
What is all this? Look, we need you to come down to the station, ask you a few questions.
You got the money, honey, I got the time.
I know you.
- You arrested me before? - No.
But 20 years ago, a john was getting rough with you in the car, and you wouldn't press charges.
It was the same guy.
If you say so.
I hate it when they hit me in the teeth or the eyes.
Then you get floaters, that's the worst.
Hey, you don't have any amaretto, do you? I'm asking you again.
Did you see this guy tonight? I don't know.
I have a lot of dates.
It's hard to keep track.
It's not like I know him well.
Craig Rasmussen? He's called you almost once a week for the last 25 years.
Okay, so you know everything.
Why are you asking me questions? And what did he do? All these cops, it ain't because he's a john.
He's a person of interest in a-- Ooh, I love your necklace.
Where'd you get that? Hey, your regular He's on a killing spree.
What? That's crazy, right? He shot five people, Jeannie.
- Maybe more.
- What? Yeah, he lost his job, started drinkin', - went down a hole.
- No, no, no.
He's a bus driver.
He's still working.
He was laid off nine months ago.
Are you sure? 'Cause I've been seeing him every Thursday, payday.
Well, maybe he was keeping up appearances till he couldn't.
He's a real lousy drunk.
I could smell it on his breath.
He was in a real bad mood tonight.
Is this her? His wife, yes.
Where is he, Jeannie? I don't know.
But you did see him tonight? Yeah.
He picked me up on East Bay Avenue.
But it wasn't his regular car.
It was a Honda.
What color? What time? Silver, I think.
And usually we have the date in the back of his car, but he wanted to go to a motel.
Where? Yankee Motor Inn, off the Cross Bronx.
And what happened there? Nothing.
We go to get the room.
He comes back.
He tells me he has 20 bucks.
He wants it around the world, he'll pay me later.
I say, "Honey, it doesn't work that way.
"20 bucks get you a jack.
And that's just 'cause we're friends.
" So he gets real pissed.
I told you, he was in a mood.
I just walked out.
So you're saying he stayed in the room? Well, he probably got himself off.
I shoulda kept that 20 bucks.
Well, he hasn't slept since this began.
He could still be up there.
Captain, clerk says Rasmussen hasn't checked out.
The Honda's still in the parking lot.
We're on it.
So they was only in the room for, like, five minutes.
Then the hooker comes out and asks me to call her a cab.
Some other guy offers her a lift and I fell asleep, but this is room 206.
Police! Search warrant! Fin.
- We got one.
Call a bus.
- One leader to central.
Guys, we need a bus in here now.
Yeah, I've got multiple casualties.
We need a bus sent to our location.
Got three.
Take it easy, man, okay? Help's on the way.
He bangs on the door says we're too loud, then starts shooting.
Oh, God Don't try to talk, man, okay? Please don't tell my mom.
Gunshot? You don't call 9-1-1? I didn't hear no gunshots.
No, I had my headphones on.
I told y'all, I was asleep.
Look, nobody ever said anything.
What you mean is no one here wants the police to know their business.
You know what? We're gonna need to see your security footage from this parking lot, your office, these hallways-- Couple reported their car's been stolen.
Make, model, license number? Did you ask? Rasmussen left the motel in a stolen Subaru.
Last seen heading south toward Hunts Point.
Oh, heading back.
Looking for Jeannie? Look, she turned him down because he didn't have cash.
We have three bodies, no money in their wallets.
He's flush.
Rasmussen's job, it was in the city? We have port authority covered.
Protection for his supervisor, co-workers, - two ex-wives.
- Any kids? No, not that we've found.
No friends either.
- Closest friend is his bartender.
- And Jeannie.
He's kept in touch with her through three marriages.
He's in the middle of a killing spree.
She turns him down.
He lets her go.
And takes his anger out on the strangers next door.
My team will interrogate, ascertain if he shared - any confidences - Ah.
Or if he told her his destination.
Hold on.
With all due respect, I think that she would be more comfortable if we talked to her.
We talk to sex victims every day.
No, she's not a victim.
She's a prostitute.
- Are you kidding me? - It's FBI protocol.
You have yours.
We have ours.
Take that attitude in there, I can promise you, you're gonna shut her down.
Look, she wants out as it is, and we can't hold her.
- So arrest her.
- Arrest her? Well, forget about her cooperation.
Agent Cantwell, my people have a rapport with her.
They'll get what you need.
You can't light up in here.
Take you for a walk later, okay? Later? I gotta go.
It's Friday night.
I gotta get to work.
You know how much money I'm losing? You go back out there and Craig comes after you, we can't protect you.
I been taking care of myself on the street for 25 years, longer than you been an altar boy, mijo.
I'm a survivor.
I can handle Craig.
Like you did 20 years ago, - when he broke your wrist? - Yeah, I remember that.
We had a fight.
I withdrew the complaint.
Afterward, he cried like a little boy.
Yeah, well, he's not the Craig you know.
- He snapped.
- I think you got the wrong guy.
Jeannie, after you left the motel room, he shot three more people.
No! This is Yvette.
You know her? Yes, this is Yvette Jimenez.
She was just a baby.
This isn't my fault.
You can't put this on me.
- We're not saying that.
- I-- He can't just owe me.
I can't work that way.
I got rent to pay.
I got bills.
I gotta go.
Hey, look, we think he's looking for you.
He was last seen headed back to Hunts Point.
You know what, I had johns come after me with razor blades, a table leg.
I go to mass every day.
I pray.
Yeah, well, maybe God protects you, but What about Yvette, hmm? What about your friends out at Hunts Point? Hey, man, you trying to guilt me? No, Jeannie.
You may know something that will be of help, something that you think that is not important, okay? We're asking you to help us now.
Well, if I help you, what do I get out of it? We will work something out.
Well, I want dinner, right now.
And not some bologna sandwich.
I want a steak.
- We can do that.
- And a baked potato.
Creamed spinach? How 'bout another cup of coffee? - Thanks, hon.
- You're welcome, darlin'.
I got you.
Does he always do what you tell him to? It's not like that, Jeannie.
We're partners.
You're the boss.
Creamed spinach.
How 'bout dessert? Maybe draw her a bath.
Hey, back off.
We're getting somewhere.
- Yeah, well, not fast enough.
- Are you serious? Nick.
I remember where I've seen you before.
I told you.
It was the assault.
No, no, no.
It was ten years ago.
Port authority, a rapist was targeting working girls.
You know my friend Darla? He beat her real bad.
She said you were nice.
Let me ask you something, Jeannie.
How long have you been seeing Craig? Oh, enough of the chit-chat? Okay, let's see.
Uh, I'd just started working.
My boyfriend left me.
I had a baby to feed.
Craig was one of my first dates.
It was the night that the Mets won the World Series.
- '80 - '86.
Yeah, those were good times.
Guys were feeling lucky.
They were feeling generous.
So he's been seeing you longer than any of his wives.
He was different when he was younger.
He was angrier.
It's better now.
Or maybe you can just get used to anything.
That's what some counselor told me.
- Counselor? - Court-ordered therapy.
Blah, blah, blah.
Total waste of time.
Nothing I didn't know already anyway.
Maybe you didn't have the right counselor.
I don't know why people pay for that anyway.
Just come on, guys.
Get a dog.
I know people that you can talk to, people that aren't gonna judge you.
They won't charge you.
Because you can't keep doing this.
Pick it up.
But I-I don't recognize this number.
- Answer it, Jeannie.
- Who are you? Agent Cantwell is from the FBI.
We got a trace on your phone.
- Keep him talking.
- What do I say? Do not tell him that you've seen the news, and do not tell him you're with the police.
- He ain't stupid.
- And neither are you, Jeannie.
- Detective.
- Go ahead.
- Shh! Hello? Hey, baby.
Oh, I'm so glad you called.
Yeah, I know.
I'm sorry too, baby.
I'm sorry about tonight.
W-where are you? I need to see you.
I want to see you.
No, honey, I didn't turn on the TV.
I been working.
My head's pounding.
I gotta go.
Oh, wait, honey.
You got a headache? No.
Don't go.
Talk to me.
I miss you.
I miss you.
I'll get you.
We'll go for a drive.
We can drive to Vegas and get married.
We talked about that.
Yeah, we did.
It's kinda hard to pull that off when you're already married.
Don't start with that.
Come on, honey.
You know I don't mean it.
The way I see, we could be there in two days.
I'll get a quickie divorce, and then we get hitched.
Whatever you want, baby.
Whatever makes you happy.
- Got it.
- So, baby, you got a bad headache? Huh? Come on, don't hang up.
Talk to me.
Baby? - Good.
- Oh, you did great.
Rasmussen's gone.
We missed him.
He shot a security guard and a night employee.
What? I thought you had his workplace under watch.
We did.
Port authority main office.
Yeah, but not the maintenance yard? I-I did everything you wanted, okay? Tell him.
He hung up on me.
Yeah, no one's blaming you, Jeannie.
Look, I gotta get out of here.
It's Saturday.
I gotta take my ma grocery shopping.
You can stay here, Jeannie.
We can protect you here.
No, I been taking care of myself my whole life.
Your hands are shaking.
Need a drink? I might be able to get you something, all right? I can get my own.
I have ID.
We can't let her out on the street.
She's a target.
She'll go right back to work.
The Bureau thinks that's our best hope in getting Rasmussen.
You're gonna use her as bait? More like a lure.
We have a tap on her phone.
You'll have her under surveillance.
And if she won't cooperate? Well, then we threaten to hold her as a material witness.
She won't make a dime.
You're going to send her back on the street to get killed.
Liv, we need her to get Rasmussen.
Now, she's a working girl.
Let's pay her.
I'll call intel, get her registered as a CI.
We'll get 'em the paperwork later.
- So, am I under arrest? - Nope.
You're on payroll.
Welcome to NYPD.
What do I gotta do? Wear a wire, GPS.
Wear a wire? Where? That crucifix-- you always wear that? - Yeah.
- Make you a trade.
You're late! Come on.
I'm sorry, okay? You--you got something better to do? Maybe I had plans.
Well, I'm sorry, ma.
I'm here now.
All right.
I don't need your help, all right? - Just let me get this.
- Mom, stop, stop.
- Come on.
- Stop.
You can't push the cart with your cane.
She wasn't lying about taking her mom shopping.
Ma, come on.
- Calm down.
- What's she doing here? You called me 'cause she stood you up.
Rebecca! My sweet grandbaby! Get away from her.
Secondhand smoke, ma.
I'll put it out.
It's in your clothes, your hair.
- Come on.
- Oh! I just want to pick her up.
It's been so long.
Ma, please don't touch her.
Jeannie, don't do this.
Not in front of the baby.
Grandma, let's do your shopping.
What? I'm here now.
I can take her.
It's--it's okay.
Just go home.
Look at you.
You look tired.
Dodge Intrepid was registered to the security guard at the bus depot.
Found 20 minutes ago, abandoned.
Nothing in the trunk.
- Took the guns with him.
- He can't get far on foot.
He's not on foot.
He carjacked a gypsy cab.
Got an APB out, check points everywhere.
It's been 34 years since my last confession.
Welcome home.
Why are you here today? I want to be absolved of my sins in case I die.
I see.
Well, I've sinned a lot.
I've cursed.
And I've used drugs and alcohol.
I've hurt my family.
I've sold my body to others.
So you've broken the commandments.
And you've broken the law.
My own daughter won't even let me pick up my granddaughter.
I have lied to my son.
He thinks I'm a good person.
Are you prepared to make right the things you've done wrong? I want to try.
I want you to recite and fast for five days to purify yourself.
Thank you, Father.
You have the Lord's forgiveness.
He is with you now, as he has always been.
Can I help you? You're watching somebody.
I'm NYPD, Father.
Jeannie She in danger? Look, if you see this man, maybe following Jeannie, right? Just give me a call.
That's the man from the news.
I'll pray for his soul.
And his victims.
Thank you, Father.
Hey, listen.
If anything happens to me, there's a bunch of toys here.
They're for my granddaughter, okay? Thanks, hon.
Hey, look, we heard you about the toys.
If you're worried, Jeannie, you don't have to go back out there.
What? It's Saturday night.
I mean, in the old days, on a Saturday night, I could've made enough for the whole week.
You should've seen this place back in the day.
You should've seen me.
I was fine.
There'd be cars lined up four deep on East Bay Avenue.
Oof, and there was so much money.
Ooh, we had some fun.
Fun? That include getting your teeth cracked and floaters in your eye? Oh, and those high-rollers, there was nothing that a pair of thigh-highs, a stretch limo, and an eight ball couldn't fix.
Now-- Now? Come on, Jeannie.
It was dangerous then.
It's dangerous now.
I had some good times.
You know what ruined this place? The Internet.
Escort services.
You gotta be low on the hooker ladder if you're picking up BJs on the street.
Pick it up.
It's my son.
This is my son, Johnny.
He's in the army.
Fort Jackson.
I must've done something right.
Can I have a second? Yeah.
Go ahead.
Hey, Johnny.
Well, keep your head down.
Honey, I saw your niece Rebecca today.
Oh, she's so beautiful.
They found the gypsy cab in long-term parking in LaGuardia.
And Rasmussen? They're checking surveillance video.
That's him.
Half hour ago.
He's long gone.
Town car he stole had an E-Z pass.
Shows him going over the Triborough Bridge.
All right, honey.
Honey, I love you.
Oh, I love you too.
Okay, stay safe.
I'm praying for you.
- Hey.
- Okay, bye.
He was last seen in a black town car.
Now, if he shows, we have you covered.
But whatever you do, you keep your distance, and under no circumstances do you get into that car.
I got it.
I got it.
No, honey, I know what to do if a car pulls over.
Yeah, I guess you do.
What? Do me a favor.
Just be careful, okay? Come on, focus.
You're almost there.
Come on, I don't have all night.
Give or take.
That's right.
Yeah, that's right, baby.
You did good.
Hey, I like you.
I hope I get to see you again.
- I'm always here.
- See ya, doll.
Hey, you want a date? Not a chance.
- Hey, baby.
- You working tonight? Uh, I was just thinking about you.
Yeah, I'm working.
I got money now.
You owe me.
Whatever you want.
I'm here.
Did you get that? That was him.
In a black town car.
All right, well, that's not him.
Hey, you wanna party? Get in.
Okay, just one second, okay? - Get in.
- Okay, okay.
It's him.
We got him.
White Nissan Altima, corner of East Bay and Faile.
Do not shoot.
She's in the car.
Okay, it doesn't have to be this way.
Shut up.
Don't tell me what to do.
Everybody's always telling me the-- Don't shoot! He's got someone in the car! Put the gun down! Hands up! He's got a civilian in the car! - Do not shoot! - I-- I didn't want to do it.
She wouldn't shut up.
I just wanted the both of them to stop yelling.
Like you.
You know when to be quiet.
If she just would've shut up I never would've done it.
Put the gun down.
Everybody just needs to shut up-- Unh! Suspect down, move in! Hey.
It's okay.
I got you.
I got you.
I got you.
How are you feeling? I'm gonna be okay.
I stopped by the diner to get your coat, and they told me that you like French onion soup.
Still don't feel like eating anything.
Jeannie, you can't fast for five days.
Oh, you heard that too? Great.
You know what? I'm gonna ask the priest to pray for Craig.
You know, he really wasn't so bad.
If they hadn't shot him, I think I could've talked him into giving himself up.
Yeah, maybe.
We always got along okay.
Not always, Jeannie.
He beat you, remember? Yeah, that was my fault.
I told you that.
He was in a bad mood.
I should've seen it coming.
You know, I went to hairdressing school, the Wilfred Academy.
I know how to keep the chatter going--keep it upbeat.
They don't want to hear about your problems, your bitching.
They get enough of that at home.
I talked to Cantwell.
Wait, is this about my reward money? Yeah.
Look, here's the thing.
There was no reward posted.
Captain says we might be able to come up with an extra few hundred dollars.
Are you-- are you kidding me? A couple hundred dollars? I got in the car with him! I got his brains blown all over me.
Jeannie, what you did was heroic.
The press wants to talk to you.
My son doesn't know what I do for a living, and he ain't gonna.
We're sorry about the reward money.
But you know what? There are other ways that we can help you.
- Oh, like what? - Counseling.
We can get you off the street.
What else am I gonna do? What am I gonna write on my resume? Whore? You just said that you studied hairdressing.
Okay? So maybe we can make some calls.
I didn't graduate.
Okay, well, so we'll figure something else out.
But, Jeannie, you just had a very close call.
You almost died.
Thanks to you.
All right, listen.
You've been out on the street long enough, all right? It's time for you to come inside.
You know what, papi? Oh, I like my job, okay? I'm my own boss.
I get to make my own hours.
You can't do this forever, Jeannie.
You been doing your job as long as I have.
What do you got to show for it, huh? What the hell are you offering me? Some lousy rehab? No, thank you.
And you know what? You can take this back.
I want my real one.
It protects me more.
Nice work.
My bosses are taking credit for Rasmussen right now.
At least they're not emailing shirtless photos.
Okay, but the reason we got Rasmussen was because of Jeannie.
Yeah, and there's that.
Well, nobody at the FBI likes the angle that we used a street hooker to get this guy.
So what? We just forget about her? We used her.
Now we throw her away.
How is that different from her johns? Liv, she's on the street It's too late.
It's tough, but she's made her choices.
We can get her treatment.
PTSD, go at it that way.
She's been working it longer than we've been on the job.
She's not gonna quit now.
So now we just leave her out there to die? We can book her.
Get her off the street.
We heard her on the wire committing prostitution.
DA's not gonna go for that.
She was working for us at the time.
All right, so we play hard ball.
Search her.
You don't think she's holding? Get the DA to throw the book-- Unless she agrees to go to rehab.
You said she has family.
Yeah, but her daughter won't even talk to her.
All right, I'll make the call.
Go pick her up.
Yeah? Ugh.
What do you want? We have a warrant for your arrest.
Why? I asked for my reward money? This is a buncha crap.
I gotta get to work.
You're not working tonight, Jeannie.
What? Why? I'm gonna sue you.
I'm gonna sue all of you.
I almost got killed last night.
And we're gonna make sure that that never happens again.
Come on.
I know you're not eating, but can I get you something? No.
Three days, I'll be absolved.
All right.
Why don't you hang on to this? I just spoke to the DA.
He said, and I quote, "Are you kidding me?" They're gonna recommend time served.
No, we found cocaine in her purse, all right? Illegal prescription drugs-- He took one look at her rap sheet and said there was no upside to pushing her through the system.
We don't have to tell her that.
Liv, send her down to arraignment.
Captain, it's late.
I mean, can't we just keep her till morning? You really think one night's gonna make a difference? Maybe.
One night.
Rise and shine, Jeannie.
Screw you.
Look, I know you're not eating, but why don't you at least take the coffee? What is taking so long? I should've been ROR'd last night.
Follow me.
Oh, ma! What the hell? I'm sorry, Father.
I-I haven't eaten in two days.
It's all right.
I drank some coffee, and I had some vodka.
Ah, Jeannie.
With a little orange juice, ma.
What are they doing here? Unless the DA sees that you have people in your corner who are willing to help you, you're going away, Jeannie.
Ma, tell 'em you're in my corner.
I'm not.
- Excuse me? - Irene.
Tell your daughter what we talked about.
I can't do this anymore.
Every night, I pray that you'll survive out there.
I don't sleep.
What is this, huh? Is this some kind of half-ass intervention? Haven't you caused enough trouble? I want my arraignment! Jeannie, you're not going anywhere right now, okay? No.
I won't do it.
She's a drunk.
She's never gonna change.
This is your mother.
She needs you.
I washed my hands of her a long time ago.
The drugs, the lying.
She's a prostitute, for God's sake.
That was to put food on the table and a roof over your head.
How old are you? - 27.
- Ever do the math? Your mother's first arrest was 26 years ago.
That's when your father walked out on you guys, left her to raise you.
And she did the best she could.
You had a comfortable life growing up.
You went to Catholic school.
Who you think paid for that? It won't make any difference.
Least you could say you tried.
This is her last chance.
I can take care of myself.
I been doing it my whole life.
Yeah? Is that why all the nurses at the ER knew you by your first name? - Hey.
- Jeannie, you've been hospitalized dozens of times.
- You had two concussions.
- Stop it.
You got your teeth knocked out.
You had three stab wounds, STDs.
Oh, my God.
She doesn't need to hear-- Mom.
What are you doing here? I want you to get help, mom.
You don't care about me.
Talk to your mother, Angela.
I know I've treated you bad.
I'm sorry.
But we can't go on like this.
We gotta change, ma.
I do.
You do.
All of us.
I think it's a little late for that.
You can start over right now, Jeannie.
You've had all the weight on you your whole life.
I can carry some now.
No, sweetheart.
I'm sorry.
You can't.
You got a baby to take care of.
Ma, Rebecca's fine.
Let's worry about you now.
No, let's not worry about me, okay? I'm a grownup.
Everyone back off already! I can take care of myself! Ma.
Johnny-- He cannot be here.
You gotta go, honey! - I-I know, ma.
- No, you can't be here.
- I know what you do.
I've known for a long time.
What? Did your sister tell you? No, ma, I swear.
She didn't.
It was the kids at school.
I said they were all liars.
Then one night, I followed you.
Oh, God.
Oh, God.
It's okay, ma.
Look at me.
You've done for us your whole life.
You stop now.
It's our turn.
Please, Jeannie, you can do this.
Ma, I want Rebecca to have a grandmother.
And I need you, mom.
I'll try.
You happy now? You got a place for me? I do, Jeannie.
I do.
Are they gonna let me smoke? Uh, you can ask, but it's not gonna be easy.
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