NYPD Blue s04e13 Episode Script

Tom and Geri

-Previously on "NYPD BLUE".
- DO YOU SEE WHAT'S UNDER MY BLOUSE? MY UNDERGARMENT IS RUBBER.
WHAT, ARE YOU CRAZY? IT'S HOLDING ALL MY FLUIDS IN.
PLASTIC SURGEON STITCHED ME UP.
I HOPE HE DID A GOOD JOB.
I'M SURE HE DID.
I KNOW WE HAVEN'T REALLY GOT CLOSE ENOUGH I CAN ASK YOU THIS, BUT CAN YOU NOT GO AWAY, JAMES? YEAH.
I MUST HAVE FLIRTED, BUT I DON'T THINK I DID.
OKAY.
IT'S OUT NOW.
YOU KNOW, YOU GOT IT OUT.
I HAD TO KEEP A SECRET.
DADDY'S PRETTY PET.
YOU GOT IT OUT.
MORNIN'.
HI, BOBBY.
YOU GOT ME THROUGH.
I'M GLAD YOU SHOWED UP.
NOW I KNOW WHAT IT WAS.
YOU'LL GET YOURSELF SOME HELP.
YEAH.
NO ONE DESERVED WAITING HOW YOU HAD TO, BOBBY.
NO ONE DESERVES A LOT THAT HAPPENS.
WHEN MARY WAS SICK, I COULDN'T HELP HER.
I'M GLAD ENOUGH I WAS ABLE TO HELP YOU.
HERE I AM.
ANDY, I NEED TO TALK WITH YOU.
YOU'LL GET OVER IT.
PLEASE.
I KNOW ABOUT SOMETHING BAD.
AND I'VE HEARD ALL I'M LISTENING TO ABOUT BODY JUICES AND RUBBER CORSETS.
A DEATH.
A DEAD MAN.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? HE'S A FRIEND, AND I STOPPED BY HIS APARTMENT THIS MORNING, AND HE WAS HANGING.
HANGING? HOW'D YOU COME TO STOP BY? HE'S A FRIEND.
I'M WONDERING, WERE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HIM, HOW YOU HAPPENED TO STOP BY? ANDY, WE GOT A HOMICIDE OVER AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE.
HEY, GERI.
D.
O.
A.
OFF A FIGHT AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE, JAMES.
- COUPLE OF COALITIONS WERE INVOLVED.
-OKAY.
HEY, BOSS.
GERI JUST TOLD ME, UH, A FRIEND OF HERS IS DEAD AT HIS APARTMENT.
SHE FOUND HIM HANGING.
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT HER TO RIDE OVER THERE WITH SOMEBODY.
- NO, I'M NOT GOING BACK THERE.
- I'D LIKE YOU TO TALK TO DET.
KIRKENDALL AND RUSSELL.
GIVE 'EM WHAT INFORMATION YOU HAVE SO THEY CAN TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
I'D RATHER GIVE IT TO DETECTIVE SIPOWICZ.
NO.
KIRKENDALL AND RUSSELL'S HOW WE'RE GONNA DO IT.
ALL RIGHT.
CONSTRUCTION COALITION, HUH? MM-HMM.
THERE'S A SOLID BUNCH OF CITIZENS.
DIANE, JILL.
UH, GERI FOUND A FRIEND OF HERS DEAD IN HIS APARTMENT.
UM, CAN YOU TALK TO HER ABOUT IT? SURE.
DON'T PUT ME THROUGH THIS LIKE A SUSPECT, ALL RIGHT, LIEUTENANT? NO ONE IS TREATING YOU LIKE A SUSPECT, GERI.
ANTAGONIZE ME LIKE YOU HAVE BEFORE, AND I WON'T COOPERATE.
I UNDERSTAND.
GERI, IS YOUR FRIEND THERE NOW? HIS NAME IS TOM KONIGSBERG, AND THAT'S ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT.
IF YOU GIVE US TOM'S ADDRESS, DIANE AND I CAN GET OVER THERE.
[ Chuckles ] YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME WITH ME, AREN'T YOU? FIND HIM HANGING.
WHY DON'T YOU JUST WRITE THE ADDRESS FOR US, GERI? COME ON.
GONNA HAVE A REAL DAY AT THE BEACH.
FREEZE A FURRY TIT, I'M OUT WITH ONE GLOVE ON.
THEO LIKES TO SLEEP ON IT.
HE THINKS IT'S LIKE SOME TEDDY BEAR.
HE WAS ON IT THIS MORNING, HUH? YEAH.
LOOK, ANDY.
I'M SORRY I DIDN'T SPEND MORE TIME ON THE PHONE WITH YOU LAST NIGHT.
I WAS RELIEVED YOU CALLED.
DIANE, SHE WAS ALL STIRRED UP.
I DIDN'T WANT TO BE AWAY FROM HER TOO LONG.
SHE, UH, GOT THINGS OFF HER CHEST.
SHE'S GOT THINGS, YOU KNOW.
I'M JUST HOPING SHE'LL FEEL BETTER NOW.
SHE LOOKS BETTER THIS MORNING.
YEAH, I'M OPTIMISTIC.
WHAT HAPPENED? TWO COALITIONS WENT AT IT.
ONE D.
O.
A.
, FOUR AT THE HOSPITAL, THE REST ARE CUFFED.
YOU SEE ANY OF IT? BLACK COALITION SHOWS UP.
NAME'S NONE FORGOTTEN.
START TWISTING ARMS FOR JOBS.
FEW MINUTES LATER, HERE COMES BRONX UNITED.
WHICH IS PUERTO RICAN.
RIGHT.
CONSTRUCTION BOSS CALLS US 'CAUSE HE SEES WHAT'S COMING.
BY THE TIME WE GET HERE, THE SHAPE DIRECTORS ARE ALREADY INTO IT.
THERE'S SIX OR SEVEN SET-TOS ALL AROUND THE YARD.
ANYBODY SEE THIS GUY GET HIT? TOO BUSY SWINGING HAMMERS, TOSSING BRICKS.
GOT A WALLET.
EMILIO LOPEZ, SHAPE DIRECTOR, BRONX UNITED.
BULLETPROOF VEST.
LOOKS LIKE EMILIO FIGURED THAT HE'D HAVE A PRETTY BAD DAY IN FRONT OF HIM.
WE GOT SIX GUNS.
YEAH, ASSORTED PIPES, HAMMERS, BATS.
DONNYBROOK'S LIKE A DAILY THING WITH THESE GUYS.
BUNCH OF PHONY HUSTLERS.
HOW'S IT MAKE IT PHONIES, TRYING TO PERSUADE THESE SITE BOSSES TO GIVE JOBS TO MINORITIES? THEY'RE PHONIES 'CAUSE THEIR BIG PERSUASION TECHNIQUES IS KNOCKING PEOPLE AROUND WITH BALL BATS, AND THEIR PREFERRED JOB POSITION-- THEY DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE TO SHOW UP TO DO NO WORK.
NOT ONE HONEST GUY IN THE BUNCH, RIGHT, ANDY? MAYBE I'M WRONG, MARTINEZ.
MAYBE ONE OF THESE GOOD FOLKS IS GONNA LEAP UP AND SAY HE SAW A MURDER COMMITTED.
LISTEN, WE'RE GONNA NEED TRANSPO TO GET ALL THESE GUYS BACK TO THE HOUSE.
- THEY NEED TO BE INTERVIEWED.
- SURE.
ALL RIGHT.
ANDY'S MISSING A GLOVE.
YEAH.
THAT ACCOUNTS FOR HIS, UH, PISS-POOR ATTITUDE, RIGHT? THAT, AND HE DON'T LIKE MOST PEOPLE.
MORNING.
HOW'S IT GOING? WELL, 911 TOOK AN ANONYMOUS CALL, SAID SOMEONE HUNG THEIRSELVES.
M.
E.
's ON THE WAY.
LANDLADY'S DOWNSTAIRS.
CAN YOU GET HER? YEAH, SURE.
THANKS.
PLANNED ON GOING TO WORK TODAY.
THAT'S WHY THIS TOWEL'S AROUND THE ROPE.
HE DIDN'T WANT LIGATURE MARKS.
OH, THIS IS JUST FLABBERGASTING.
I'M DIANE RUSSELL.
THIS IS DETECTIVE KIRKENDALL.
MILLIE HOLDEN.
MILLIE, CAN YOU I.
D.
THIS MAN? TOM KONIGSBERG.
HE'S LIVED HERE A YEAR AND A HALF.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT HIM? WELL, I HAD NO INKLING OF THIS CARRYING-ON.
HE WORKED STEADY.
HE WAS A PUNCTUAL RENT-PAYER.
BELIEVE ME, I NEVER SAW HIM IN DRESSES OR ANY INKLING OF THIS CONTRAPTION.
HE NEVER EVEN PLAYED LOUD MUSIC.
DID ANYONE ELSE HAVE A KEY TO HIS APARTMENT? A GIRLFRIEND, I THINK.
SHE STAYED HERE ONE OR TWO TIMES A WEEK.
UH, HER NAME WAS GERI.
UH, SHE'S, UH, CHUNKY BUILD, UM, LOW TO MIDDLE - UH, GERI TURNER.
-GOOD.
SHE HAD BROWNISH-RED HAIR, AND SHE WAS UH-HUH.
DO YOU THINK SHE DID THIS TO HIM? WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO LOOK INTO THAT.
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP.
OH, LISTEN, I DON'T HAVE TO TELL THE FAMILY, DO I? NO.
NO, WE'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT.
IF IT WAS MY SON, I'D WANT SOMEONE SHOULD LIE TO ME HOW THEY FOUND HIM.
THANK YOU.
[ Sighs ] MAYBE WE OUGHT TO CHECK AT THE SEX STORE, SEE IF THEY REMEMBER THIS GUY WITH ANYBODY BUT GERI.
SO YOU'RE REALLY NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK TO THE HOUSE TO INTERVIEW GERI, HUH? YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.
SLAP ME FOR SAYING THOSE BOOTS LOOK KINDA COOL.
[ Chattering ] YOU GUYS, SIT RIGHT THERE.
D.
O.
A.
TOOK ONE IN THE HEAD.
NAME'S EMILIO LOPEZ.
HE'S THE NUMBER TWO GUY FOR BRONX UNITED.
COMES TO WORK WITH A BULLETPROOF VEST.
WE GOT SIX DITCHED WEAPONS, BUT IT'S GONNA BE TOUGH TO GET THE PRINTS.
YEAH, THIS COLD, EVERYBODY'S WEARING GLOVES.
HALF THESE GUYS GOT SHEETS, PLUS THEY'RE IN FACTIONS AGAINST EACH OTHER.
WHO GETS THE MOST SNOUTS IN THE TROUGH FOR NO-SHOW JOBS.
THAT'S THE CONTRACTOR OVER THERE.
WE'RE GONNA START WITH HIM.
YOU NOTIFY THE D.
O.
A.
's FAMILY? SHE WAS TAKING THE KIDS TO SCHOOL.
WE LEFT A MESSAGE WITH THE NEIGHBORS.
- YEAH.
- YO, CAN I GET OUT OF HERE? KEEP ME POSTED.
WHAT'S YOUR NAME? - RAY HARVEY.
- WHERE WERE YOU STANDING WHEN THE SHOOTIN' HAPPENED, RAY? I DON'T KNOW.
THAT'S WHY I WANT TO GET OUT.
YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU WERE STANDING? UH-UH.
- DID YOU HEAR THE SHOTS? - HAD MY WALKMAN ON.
THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU ALL.
WHERE IS IT YOU GOTTA BE? GOTTA TAKE MY SISTER TO THE DOCTOR.
-WHAT IF YOU HAD A JOB TO GO TO? -SHE WOULDN'T GET TO GO.
- CAN YOU BE BACK HERE AT 4:00? - YEAH, I CAN BE BACK HERE BY THEN.
ALL RIGHT.
WRITE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND HOME PHONES.
GOT ANY PICTURE I.
D.
, MR.
HARVEY? SOME COFFEE, MR.
DELUCA? I'M NERVOUS ENOUGH AS IT IS.
- DECAF? - NO.
REALLY SOMETHING THAT WENT ON TODAY, HUH? I GO THROUGH CRAP WITH THESE COALITIONS ALL THE TIME.
THEY SHOW UP, NO TOOLS, NO SKILLS WORTH A CRAP.
I DON'T HIRE THEM, THE SITE GOES UP FOR GRABS.
I PUT UP WITH THE B.
S.
, THE BRAWLS.
BUT A KILLING? YOU KNOW EMILIO LOPEZ? NO.
I TALKED TO HIM FOR, LIKE, TWO SECONDS THIS MORNING.
THEN BLUESTONE GOT IN HIS FACE.
BLUESTONE BEING FROM THIS OTHER COALITION, NONE FORGOTTEN? THE BLACK GROUP, RIGHT.
DID BLUESTONE HAVE A WEAPON THAT YOU SAW WHEN HE WAS IN LOPEZ'S FACE? - I DON'T KNOW.
I WENT TO MY OFFICE.
- YOU WENT TO YOUR OFFICE.
LOOK, ALL I WANTED WAS TO PUT UP THIS SENIOR CENTER WITHOUT THE SKY FALLING IN.
I PUT UP WITH EVERYTHING, AND STILL SOMETHING WORSE STILL HAPPENS.
ALL RIGHT,I'MGONNA SAY SOMETHING HERE.
AND PROBABLY IT'S GONNA GET MY HEAD BEAT OR SOMETHING ELSE.
I'M GONNA SAY I HAVE A TAPE HERE WHICH IS A SURVEILLANCE TAPE OF THE SITE.
MAYBE YOU PEOPLE WILL SEE SOMETHING IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR INVESTIGATION TO SHOW WHO DID WHAT.
AND IF THAT HAPPENS, ALL I'M ASKING IS NOT TO BE QUOTED THE SOURCE OF THAT TAPE.
BUT I'M GOING THIS FAR BECAUSE THIS IS MURDER.
AND ENOUGH'S ENOUGH.
[ Woman ] OH, MY GOD! OH, NO! [ Crying ] STICK RIGHT HERE.
OH, MY GOD! NO, EMILIO! [ Speaking Spanish ] WHY DON'T YOU SIT HERE WITH JAMES, MRS.
LOPEZ.
I'LL GET YOU SOME WATER.
OH, MY GOD! SHH.
TAKE IT EASY, ALL RIGHT? WHO DID IT? WHO KILLED EMILIO? WE'RE LOOKING INTO HOW IT HAPPENED.
HE WAS AN HONEST MAN.
HE BELIEVED WHAT HE WAS DOING.
HE WAS GOOD.
SIR, YOU CAN'T GO IN THERE.
DINA! DINA! DINA.
[ Spanish ] NO! NO.
NO.
WHO KILLED EMILIO? I SWEAR, WE'RE GONNA FIND THAT OUT.
I'M JOE FERNANDEZ, HEAD OF BRONX UNITED.
-YOU WEREN'T AT THE SITE? -WE'VE BEEN TIED UP AT THE OFFICE EVER SINCE THE SHOOTING.
PHONE'S BEEN RINGING LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW.
[ Man ] HEY, JOSE.
HERMANOS.
[ Spanish ] MY HUSBAND WAS AN HONEST MAN, AND HE'S DEAD FOR TRYING TO DO GOOD.
- THAT'S RIGHT, DINA.
- HE WAS HONEST.
HE WAS TRYING TO GET REAL JOBS.
-YOU LET IT OUT,MIJITA.
YOU LET IT OUT.
- HEY, HEY.
HEY.
OVER HERE.
ABSOLUTELY.
- YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER, YOU HEAR? - TALK A WALK.
- AND WE HAD THREE LITTLE KIDS.
-TRY AND TAKE IT EASY.
WHAT AM I GONNA DO? MY GOD! SO, MAYBE A DECENT GUY GOT THROUGH THE NET INTO ONE OF THESE GROUPS, HUH, ANDY? YEAH, AND MAYBE IT GOT HIM KILLED.
- LADIES.
- DETECTIVES.
OH.
WE'RE INVESTIGATING AN INCIDENT INVOLVING ONE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS.
HE RECENTLY BOUGHT A PAIR OF LEATHER CUFFS HERE AT YOUR SHOP.
WE SELL AN ARRAY OF RESTRAINTS.
YOU'LL HAVE TO BE MORE SPECIFIC.
BLACK LEATHER WRIST AND ANKLE RESTRAINTS.
SILVER SPIKED COLLAR CONNECTED BY CHAINS.
- UH-HUH.
- RING A BELL? THOSE COULD BE OUR BEAST-MASTER CUFFS.
RIGHT.
THOSE ARE THE ONES.
DO YOU RECOGNIZE HIM? DO I LEGALLY HAVE TO SAY? WHAT'S YOUR NAME? LORI GITTMAN.
WE'RE INVESTIGATING A FELONY, LORI.
YOU WITHHOLD INFORMATION, YOU'RE OBSTRUCTING, WHICH IS A FELONY TOO.
OKAY.
SO I RECOGNIZE HIM.
WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE HE'D FREQUENT THE SHOP WITH? GOT ANY PICTURES? NO.
THERE'S THIS HEAVY WOMAN, UM, WITH DARK RED HAIR.
USUALLY CAME IN WITH HIM.
BOUGHT A LOT OF DOMINATRIX STUFF.
AND SOME PRETTY BALLSY LINGERIE FOR A WOMAN OF HER PROPORTION.
- DID SHE DIE? -NO.
HE'S NOT WITH US ANYMORE.
UH-OH.
DO YOU REMEMBER ANYONE OTHER THAN THE HEAVYSET WOMAN BEING WITH HIM? HE'D COME IN BY HIMSELF SOMETIMES, BUT WHEN HE WAS WITH SOMEONE ELSE, IT WAS ALWAYS WITH HER.
OKAY.
THANKS A LOT.
OKAY.
I THINK HER NAME WAS GERI.
GREAT.
HAVE A SEAT, MR.
FERNANDEZ.
THIS HERE'S A $1,200 SUIT.
YOU WANT ME TO SIT IN SOMEONE'S COFFEE CAKE CRUMBS? MAID'S DAY OFF.
HOLD MY MEN, KEEP US ALL FROM A DAY'S PAY.
LOOK AT IT LIKE A MOURNING PERIOD FOR EMILIO LOPEZ.
EMILIO WAS SOLID WITH THE COALITION.
WOULD'VE WANTED US WE KEPT KEEPING ON.
BOTH COALITION OFFICERS, YOU AND HIM MUST'VE BEEN TIGHT? - SURE.
- OR NOT.
DON'T SPEAK BAD OF THE DEAD.
- SUPPOSE HE WAS STILL AROUND? - THEN PROBABLY BE RUNNING HIS MOUTH, PREACHING.
AREN'T THE COALITIONS FOR THE WORKERS TO SPEAK UP? THAT'S THE POLITICAL SIDE, WHAT LOPEZ DID.
I DID THE BUSINESS PART-- GETTING PEOPLE WORK, FOOD ON THE TABLE.
-YOU TELL ME WHAT'S BETTER.
- HOW ABOUT THE NO-SHOW JOBS AND SHAKEDOWNS? HOW'D LOPEZ FEEL ABOUT THOSE? DON'T TAKE YOUR MEANING.
SITE BOSSES TIGHTEN YOU UP TO KEEP TROUBLE OUT.
EMILIO WANT A PIECE OF THAT MONEY, JOE? I WASN'T EVEN AT THE SITE, ALL RIGHT? IS THAT A YES ON WANTING SOME OF YOUR ACTION, JOE? EMILIO WASN'T DOWN FOR LINING HIS POCKETS.
BIG MAN OF THE PEOPLE.
LOPEZ MENTION TO YOU HE WAS STARTING HIS OWN COALITION? I HEARD SOME OF THAT TALK.
THEN FROM THERE HE WAS GONNA STAND UP FOR THE COMMUNITY, THEN CITY POLITICS.
THEN NEXT, HERMAN BADILLO.
NOTHING WORSE THAN A GUY WITH DREAMS, HUH, JOE? DIDN'T LIKE HIM, AND I DIDN'T KILL HIM.
WASN'T AT THE SITE.
[ Sighs ] MAYBE YOU TWO GOT A HARD-ON FOR ME 'CAUSE I MAKE SIX FIGURES AND DON'T EVEN HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.
THAT IT? BYE, FERNANDEZ.
LET'S GO.
THERE.
UH, THE SHOOTING WAS AT 7:20, RIGHT? YEAH.
YOU NEED SOME BATTERIES IN HERE, LIEU.
UH-HUH.
THAT'S THE TUBE STEAK'S HEAD OF THE NONE FORGOTTEN.
- BLUESTONE.
- YEAH.
PUTS A BAT IN HIS HAND, BUT NO GUN.
MAIN FIGHTING'S ON THE RIGHT.
THIS GUY'S COMING FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
ISN'T THAT THAT RAY HARVEY GUY THAT GREG AND JAMES WERE TALKING TO HERE IN THE SQUAD? READY TO MAKE ARRESTS? MAYBE BEHIND BLUESTONE SHOWING NO PIECE, YOU RULE HIM OUT AS A SUSPECT.
LOOK TO HIM FOR A PUSH WHO HE THINKS DID IT.
SISTER SUN RAY-- SAYS SHE'S GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU ON THIS.
YEAH.
WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE IS SHE IN? TOOK A POLICY COLLAR.
YEAH, LET'S CHAT WITH HER FIRST.
I ALWAYS PREFER GETTING LIED TO BY PROFESSIONALS.
BOSS.
WHAT'D YOU GET? GERI'S WAY INTO THIS BLEECKER STREET HANGING.
- SHE TOOK THE GUY OUT? - GUY CROAKED BEHIND SOME KIND OF AUTOEROTIC ASPHYXIA, BUT SHE WAS DEFINITELY INVOLVED.
HE'S, UH-- HE'S HANGING FROM A HOOK, CROSS-DRESSED IN WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR, BOUND AT THE ANKLES AND WRIST.
MINIMUM, HE HAD TO HAVE A WARDROBE ASSISTANT, PROBABLY A SPOTTER TO HANG HIM UP.
GERI'S GOT A KEY TO HIS PLACE.
LANDLADY SAYS, UH, SHE STAYS THERE A COUPLE TIMES A WEEK.
SALESGIRL AT THE SEX STORE THIS GUYS SCORES HIS TOYS AT PUTS HIM SHOPPING WITH GERI THREE OR FOUR TIMES.
OH, BROTHER.
SHE GIVE ANYTHING UP AFTER WE LEFT? SHE WENT UPSTAIRS TO WORK.
ALL RIGHT, I'LL CALL HER TO COME DOWN.
GREAT.
SO HOW'D YOU WIND UP WITH THIS POLICY COLLAR, SISTER? YOUNG MAN GOING PAST A SPEED LIMIT, 'LEGEDLY HOLDING SOME SLIPS.
AND HE SAID THEY BELONGED TO YOU? THERE'S A NUMBERS RUNNER - WITH AN ENORMOUS FUTURE.
- HOW ABOUT HE'S MY GRANDNEPHEW.
DROP HIM FROM THE WILL.
SO, OUR BOSS SAYS YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HELP US ON THIS CONSTRUCTION SITE HOMICIDE.
I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I BELIEVE, WHICH IS RAY HARVEY PUT OUT A HIGH-RISK INVESTMENT, THEN LOST HIS PATIENCE AND JUDGMENT, WOUND UP SHOOTING THIS SPANISH LOPEZ TO DEATH.
WHAT KIND OF INVESTMENTS WE TALKING ABOUT HERE? RAY LOANED MONEY TO JOE FERNANDEZ.
JOE ABOUT TO GET HIS ASS KICKED OUT OF BOSSING THAT WORKINGMAN'S COALITION OR THIS SPANISH LOPEZ WAS GONNA SPLIT IT UP.
SO, RAY GOT WORRIED HE WASN'T GONNA GET HIS MONEY BACK.
WHICH YOU COME TO KNOW ALL ABOUT, HOW? RAY MADE A SCORE OFF ME.
HE HIT $18 ON THE BROOKLYN NUMBER.
THEN HE COME TO ASK, HOW SHOULD HE INVEST THAT MONEY.
'CAUSE THE SISTER, SHE DON'T JUST BOOK POLICY, SHE'S AN INVESTMENT ADVISER TOO.
COME FOR GUIDANCE.
"WHO'S WORTH CREDIT, SISTER?" "WHAT JUICE THEY GONNA STAND?" AND YOU GAVE HIM JOE FERNANDEZ TO LOAN MONEY TO? NO.
I GIVE HIM SAM BLUESTONE, WHICH IS CREDITWORTHY, STEADY PLAY AND PAY.
BUT SAM GIVE RAY JOE, WHICH BEHIND ALL THAT TROUBLE JOE HAD, SPANISH LOPEZ RAISING THAT REBELLION.
- THAT'S HOW THIS ALL COME OFF.
- RAY KILLS LOPEZ.
- NOW YOU ON IT, BABY.
-NO.
WE'RE NOT SO SURE WE'RE ON IT YET.
LAST NIGHT, SAM BLUESTONE COME TO HEAR THAT SPANISH LOPEZ IS COMING DOWN TO A NONE FORGOTTEN SITE.
SAM BLUESTONE HEARD THAT BRONX UNITED WAS COMING TO A NONE FORGOTTEN SITE, - AND HE TOLD THIS TO RAY HARVEY.
- AT MY HOUSE.
AND BLUESTONE, HE HEARD THIS FROM JOE FERNANDEZ, THAT BRONX UNITED WAS COMING? I GUESS YOU'D BE RIGHT.
SO EVEN THOUGH THEIR BOSSIN' FROM RIVAL COALITIONS, THESE TWO GUYS, THEY'RE TIGHT, SAM AND JOE? BEHIND SAM VOUCHING FOR JOE'S CREDIT, ONLIEST WAY I'D TAKE A STAND ON THAT.
WHICH YOUR STAND WOULD BE THEY ARE TIGHT.
SO, RAY IS AT YOUR PLACE WHEN BLUESTONE TELLS HIM THAT BRONX UNITED IS COMING ON A BUS AND EMILIO LOPEZ IS THE ONE THAT'S IN CHARGE? RAY COMES UP IN ARMS, TALKING ABOUT, "DON'T PAY HIS DEBT, NOW HE GONNA TAKE JOBS AWAY TOO?" BUT W-W-WAIT.
IT'S JOE FERNANDEZ THAT OWES RAY MONEY.
BUT IN RAY'S MIND, IT'S SPANISH LOPEZ KEEPS HIM FROM PAYING.
RAY SAID HE GOT SOMETHING IN HIS CAR FOR LOPEZ.
HE GONNA TAKE HIM DOWN.
.
38.
I GUESS HE TOLD THE TRUTH.
YOU SEE RAY AFTERWARDS? HE TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED? NO.
I SEE SAM IN THE HALL THOUGH JUST NOW.
HE TOOK ME ASIDE, SAID RAY DID WHAT HE SAID.
SAM BLUESTONE SAYS THAT RAY KILLED EMILIO LOPEZ? SAID HE SAW HIM DO IT.
SO-- THIS BEEF MY GRANDNEPHEW PUT ME IN, WHO'S GONNA MAKE THAT GO AWAY? YOU STOOD A POLICY COLLAR BEFORE, HAVEN'T YOU, SISTER? I DID WHEN I HAD TO.
'CAUSE GIVING UP RAY HARVEY, THAT'S A LOT OF COOPERATION TO BEAT A MISDEMEANOR.
WHAT MAKES THE COUNTRY GO? BELIEVE A WORD SHE SAID, THE PASSING OF EMILIO LOPEZ GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH COALITIONS FIGHTING OVER JOBS OR BLACKS VERSUS PUERTO RICANS OR NONE OF THE OTHER GREAT ISSUES.
A HALF-ASSED SHYLOCK WORRIED OVER HIS LOAN MURDERS THE POOR SLOB WHO ISN'T EVEN THE ONE WHO OWES HIM THE MONEY? RETURNS US TO THE LARGE UNCERTAINTY, DID THAT BIG BLIMP TELL US THE TRUTH? YOU THINK BLUESTONE'S GONNA BE OF ANY HELP, BEING THAT HE KNOWS THE SISTER? HE'S GOT CREDIBILITY WITH ME FITTING IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HER.
YEAH, WE MIGHT AS WELL REACH OUT TO BLUESTONE, SEE HOW HE'S GONNA TRY TO MOVE US AROUND.
LET'S TAKE ANOTHER MINUTE QUIET TIME.
[ Knocking ] YEAH? - CAN I ASK A FAVOR, BOSS? - YEAH, SURE.
GINA'S GETTING HER STITCHES OUT AT 2:00.
SHE ASKED IF I'D GO WITH HER.
ALL RIGHT, UM, GIVE ME A 28, TAKE A FEW HOURS LOST TIME.
- HEY, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
- SO, UM, HOW'S GINA DOING? OH, SHE HAS SOME EMOTIONAL CONCERNS.
SHE'S CONCERNED NO ONE'S GONNA WANT TO LOOK AT HER.
WELL, HER ASKING YOU TO BE WITH HER GIVES YOU A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO BE SUPPORTIVE ABOUT THAT.
ABSOLUTELY.
UH, I'M WORRIED IF I DON'T REACT WELL-- I DON'T WANNA WINCE OR PULL BACK.
YEAH.
I'M SURE YOUR BEING THERE IS GONNA BE A HELP.
YEAH, JUST CONCENTRATE ON HER.
UH, THAT'S HOW I'M THINKING ABOUT IT.
YEAH.
SO, YOU'LL BE LEAVING AROUND 1:00? YEAH.
YEAH.
OKAY, THAT'S FINE.
OKAY.
THANKS.
HEY, UM, TELL GINA WE'RE ALL THINKING ABOUT HER.
ALL RIGHT.
GOTTA GO.
HI, GERI.
HI.
LET'S GO INTO THE COFFEE ROOM.
ALL RIGHT, IF YOU THINK THAT'S APPROPRIATE.
[ Clears Throat ] WE FOUND TOM.
- WAS HE HANGING THE WAY I DESCRIBED HIM? - YEAH.
UH-HUH.
GERI, UH, TOM WAS BOUND BY HIS WRISTS AND ANKLES.
WAS IT YOU TIED HIM UP? WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME THAT? BECAUSE WE WANNA KNOW THE ANSWER.
-WELL, I'M NOT SURE I WANT TO GIVE IT.
-HAVE WE GIVEN YOU ANY REASON TO FEEL THIS HAS TO BE US AGAINST YOU, GERI? WE'RE TRYING TO ESTABLISH AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WE CAN.
OH, PLEASE.
OH, SURE.
GERI, SINCE WE FOUND TOM DEAD, HANGING THE WAY YOU DESCRIBED, AND I THINK DIANE MENTIONED BOUND AT THE WRIST AND ANKLES-- YOU'RE REALLY HAVING A GOOD TIME, AREN'T YOU? AND I MENTIONED THE LANDLADY TELLING US ABOUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH TOM, AND THAT YOU HAD YOUR OWN KEY.
ALSO, WE TRACED SOME OF THE SEXUAL PARAPHERNALIA FROM THAT ROOM, AND THE CLERK AT MOTHER'S IDENTIFIED YOU AS HAVING BOUGHT THE LEATHER CUFFS WE FOUND ON TOM.
I'M TELLING YOU ALL THAT BECAUSE I THINK YOU SHOULD BE MORE CANDID.
NO.
GERI.
GERI, YOU DON'T WANT EMBARRASSMENT OR CONFUSION TO WIND UP CREATING AN APPEARANCE OF GUILT.
SHUT YOUR HOLE.
SHUT YOUR PRETTY-GIRL HOLE UP.
I WANT ANDY SIPOWICZ.
WE'RE REALLY NOT TRYING TO HURT YOU.
SHUT YOUR PRETTY-GIRL HOLE.
I WANT ANDY SIPOWICZ, OR I'M GONNA LAWYER UP.
SO HARD FOR YOU ALL TO THINK THAT A BLACK MAN WOULD TELL THE TRUTH.
OH, GOD.
YEAH, THAT'S IT, SAMMY.
THAT'S WHAT WE KEEP BANGING UP AGAINST.
I DIDN'T SEE WHAT HAPPENED.
I TALKED TO LOPEZ, TURNED TO CALM DOWN MY MEN, HERE COME A SHOT FROM I DON'T KNOW WHERE, DOWN GOES LOPEZ.
AND WE'RE TELLING YOU THAT THAT STORY IS BOGUS, BLUESTONE.
WELL, THAT'S THE STORY I'M TELLING.
ARE YOU FRIENDS WITH RAY HARVEY? YEAH, HE'S SECOND DEPUTY.
- FRIENDS WITH JOE FERNANDEZ? - JOE FERNANDEZ WASN'T THERE.
BUT YOU'RE TIGHT WITH HIM, RIGHT? STOOD UP WITH RAY HARVEY TO GET JOE A LOAN? OH.
OH, I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE TALKED TO YOU.
SAY WHAT, SAMUEL? NOTHING.
YEAH.
YOU CAN'T BELIEVE SISTER SUN RAY TALKED TO US, RIGHT? WHAT SHE TOLD US IS RAY HARVEY WHACKED EMILIO LOPEZ SO YOUR FRIEND JOE COULD KEEP HIS JOB RUNNING THE PUERTO RICAN VERSION OF THE CON GAME THAT YOU PULL WITH FOREVER YOUNG.
- NONE FORGOTTEN.
- MY MISTAKE.
LOOK, THIS KID LOST HIS TEMPER, AND THAT'S ALL THAT HAPPENED.
HE LOST HIS TEMPER.
THAT SHOULDN'T CLOUD UP HIS WHOLE LIFE.
YOU'RE SAYING RAY HARVEY LOST HIS TEMPER? THAT'S HOW HE CAME TO SHOOT EMILIO LOPEZ? THAT'S RIGHT.
HE LOST HIS TEMPER AND TOOK IT OUT ON THIS LOPEZ, WHICH WE HAD SOME DISAGREEMENTS, BUT I HAD RESPECT FOR LOPEZ'S GOALS.
YEAH.
YOU RESPECTED LOPEZ'S GOALS, AND YOU WERE STAND-UP FOR YOUR GOOD FRIEND RAY.
ALL RIGHT, SAM, WE'RE GONNA SIT HERE AND LISTEN TO YOU WALK US ANOTHER TIME THROUGH THE FRAME JOB YOU AND SISTER SUN RAY ARE DOING ON RAY HARVEY.
HEY, DOC.
HI.
I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU IN TO SEE GINA NOW.
YOU GOT ALL THE BANDAGES OFF AND SO FORTH? UH-HUH.
AND THE SUTURES ARE OUT, SO SHE MAY MAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A DRAMATIC APPEARANCE.
RIGHT.
ACT NATURAL, JAMES.
DON'T PRETEND YOU DON'T NOTICE, BUT TRY TO BE SUPPORTIVE.
OKAY.
HI, JAMES.
HEY.
I'VE EXPLAINED TO GINA THAT HER FACIAL AND OTHER SCARS WILL BE LESS AND LESS VISIBLE OVER TIME.
SURE.
THAT'S GREAT.
SHE ALSO WANTED ME TO BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT LIKE TO ASK.
NO, I DON'T HAVE ANY.
I'M JUST SO GLAD EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE FINE.
- I'M GONNA HAVE SCARS.
- OH, I UNDERSTAND.
SURE.
THEY'RE GONNA BE LESS, BUT I'M GONNA BE SCARRED.
- ANYWAYS, ARE WE DONE? - YES.
- THANK YOU, DOCTOR.
- SEE YOU SOON.
THANKS, DOC.
LIEU? YEAH.
COME ON IN.
WHAT'S IT LOOK LIKE? GOT TO A REAL BAD PLACE ABOUT DIANE AND ME.
I THOUGHT SHE'D FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE TALKING TO YOU.
FEELS LIKE WE THINK SHE'S A GEEK.
WE'RE LORDING OVER BEING PRETTIER THEN HER.
SAYS SHE GETS ANDY TO TALK TO OR SHE LAWYERS UP.
SHE THINK ANDY FIGURES HER FOR MICHELLE PFEIFFER? SHE'S MAKING HERSELF WRONG IN THIS.
AND I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE.
I'D HATE TO SEE HER GET JAMMED UP.
ALL RIGHT, I'LL TALK TO ANDY.
NOW I KNOW HOW HOWDY DOODY FELT.
IF IT'S A FRAME, THEY'RE DOING THIS GUY RAY UP PRETTY GOOD.
HEY, GUYS.
WHAT'S UP, BOSS? UH, THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE A PLEASANT CONVERSATION, ANDY, SO I'M JUST GONNA SAY IT TO YOU.
- I GOTTA TAKE A LEAK.
- NO, DON'T DO THAT.
WHAT'S GOING ON? WELL, ON THAT AUTO-ASPHYXIA CASE, UM, GERI HAS DEMONSTRATED REAL RELUCTANCE TO TALK WITH DIANE AND JILL.
YEAH, AND? AND, UH, THE FLY IN THE OINTMENT ON THIS IS, UM, SPECIFICALLY, SHE WANTS TO SPEAK WITH YOU.
- I'M NOT GONNA DO THAT.
-WELL, THE DIFFICULTY HERE, ANDY, IS, UM, EITHER SHE SPEAKS WITH YOU, OR SHE SAYS SHE WANTS A LAWYER.
GET HER A LAWYER THEN.
WE DON'T DO THAT OFTEN ENOUGH.
ANDY, DIANE AND JILL BOTH GET THE IMPRESSION THAT GERI'S PAINTED HERSELF INTO A CORNER ON A MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE, WHICH REALLY ISN'T APPROPRIATE.
SHE'S GONNA WIND UP THROWING A RUBBER GARDEN ANIMAL AT ME, OR, UH, WANT US BOTH PERCHED UPSIDE DOWN BESIDE EACH OTHER LIKE BATS.
WELL, I WOULDN'T DO THAT.
YEAH, YOU SEE, THIS AMUSES YOU - 'CAUSE YOU DON'T ATTRACT PSYCHOTICS.
- IT DOESN'T AMUSE ME.
I MEAN, IT DOES, BUT I-- I REALIZE IT'S AN AWKWARD SITUATION FOR YOU.
AWKWARD? YEAH.
[ Clears Throat ] THIS CONSTRUCTION HOMICIDE, WE'RE GETTING A PERP ON A PLATTER.
YEAH.
MIGHT NOT BE A FRAME.
THEY MIGHT'VE JUST PLAYED THIS GUY PERFECT TO PULL THE JOB HIMSELF.
[ Sighs ] HAS SHE BEEN STRIP-SEARCHED? YEAH, YEAH.
SHE DON'T GOT ANY WEAPONS.
I'M NOT CONCERNED ABOUT WEAPONS.
I'M TALKING ABOUT, LIKE, RUBBER TOADS AND-- [ Sighs ] I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
[ Chuckles ] HI, ANDY.
YEAH.
I HAD A CRUSH ON YOU BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE A FAIR PERSON, THAT YOU TOOK PEOPLE AS YOU FOUND THEM.
SO WHAT'S THE SITUATION WITH THIS SITUATION HERE, GERI? THE SITUATION IS TOM'S DEAD.
IF YOU HUNG HIM, THAT'S A LEGAL NO-NO.
- THAT'S NOT HOW IT HAPPENS.
- HE HAVE TO SAY PLEASE? THAT'S NOT HOW IT HAPPENS.
HIS BEING ON THE HOOK EXCITES HIM.
IT HELPS HIM GET OFF.
HAD A REAL LAUNCH TODAY, DIDN'T HE? IT HELPS WITH HIS EXCITEMENT AND ORGASMS.
YOU WANT TO TELL ME WHAT, UH-- WHAT YOU DID IN THAT ROOM? BOUND HIM AND PUT ON HIS BLINDFOLD.
DID YOU PUT HIM ON THAT HOOK? NO.
HE'S BOUND AND BLINDFOLDED.
WHAT, DOES HE TOSS HIMSELF ACROSS THE ROOM LIKE A HORSESHOE TILL HE GETS HOOKED ON? YOU CAN LEAN IN AND HOOK YOURSELF UP IF YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS.
GERI, DON'T PISS IN MY EAR AND TELL ME IT'S RAINING.
NOW, YOU'RE IN THAT ROOM.
YOU BOUND AND BLINDFOLDED HIM, - BUT YOU DIDN'T PUT HIM ON THAT HOOK? - BECAUSE I WAS IN THE BATHROOM.
DID YOU HAVE YOUR RUBBER JUMPSUIT ON? MUST TAKE YOU A WHILE TO DO YOUR BUSINESS.
[ Sighs ] SO HE GETS ON THE HOOK WHILE YOU'RE GOING TO THE BATHROOM, IS YOUR VERSION WHAT HAPPENED? I WAS CRYING, AND I GUESS I WAS IN THERE A LONG TIME.
YOU'RE IN THE BATHROOM CRYING WHILE HE GETS ON THE HOOK? WAS HE A SELF-STARTER LIKE THAT? HE'D DONE THAT BEFORE? HAVE YOUR EYES COVERED UP EVERY TIME, SOME PEOPLE CAN TAKE THAT AS AN INSULT.
PEOPLE CAN GET THEIR FEELINGS HURT.
WE KNEW EACH OTHER SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.
YOU AND TOM? MM-HMM.
WE MET IN NEW YORK AGAIN LAST EASTER.
ONE OF THE CRUCIFIXION PAGEANTS? I WAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER IN LINE TO SKATE WHEN WE SAW EACH OTHER.
WE'D BEEN IN HIGH SCHOOL IN SAGINAW AND-- I'D ALWAYS THOUGHT MAYBE WE'D HAD CRUSHES ON EACH OTHER.
BUT HE HAD A STAMMER, AND HE WAS REALLY SHY.
TURNED OUT WE DID HAVE CRUSHES.
HE SAID SO WHEN WE STARTED TALKING.
AND WE GOT TO BE FRIENDS HERE, AND HE WAS NICE TO ME.
HE TURNED YOU OUT? WE READ THE FREE WEEKLIES, AND, UH, I WAS INTERESTED IN GETTING PAST SEX RESTRAINTS TO BE AS GOOD FOR HIM AS I COULD, 'CAUSE I'M NOT PRETTY.
AND HE SEEMED TO LIKE THAT 'CAUSE HE WAS REALLY SHY.
BUT THEN HE GOT INTO IT SO MUCH THAT HE DIDN'T EVEN LOOK AT ME.
HE WANTED TO BE BLINDFOLDED AND HAVE, LIKE, PRIVATE ORGASMS.
AND IT BROKE MY HEART.
DID YOU KILL HIM, GERI? I WAS JUST IN THERE CRYING, AND HE STARTED WITHOUT ME, WHICH HE WAS DOING MORE AND MORE.
HE DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYMORE.
HE TOLD ME SIX WEEKS AGO THAT HE WAS HAVING OTHER PEOPLE IN TO DOMINATE HIM TOO.
I STARTED TRYING TO BE FRIENDLY TO YOU AFTER THAT BECAUSE YOU'RE BLUSTERY, BUT IN YOUR HEART, I THINK YOU TAKE PEOPLE AS YOU FIND THEM.
AND I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU COULD HAVE A CRUSH ON ME.
THE WAY YOU WANT TO PUT YOUR STATEMENT, GERI, SO THEY REALIZE YOU WERE INNOCENT IS NO TEARS OR "HE BEGUN SEEING OTHER PEOPLE," LET THE D.
A.
START LOOKING AT JEALOUSY OR SO FORTH.
YOU BOTH LIKED PLAYING THESE GAMES.
YOU WERE HIS SPOTTER.
WHILE YOU WERE IN THE CRAPPER, HE JUMPS THE GUN, YOU COME OUT, YOU FIND TOM DEAD.
END OF STORY.
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
COME BACK LIKE I SAID, RIGHT? YEAH, YOU KEPT YOUR WORD GOOD, RAY.
THAT'S DETECTIVES SIMONE AND SIPOWICZ.
GUYS, THIS IS RAY HARVEY.
- HOW'S IT GOING? - O-- OKAY.
SO, UH-- SO, I TOLD YOU, UH, THIS MORNING I WAS PRESENT AT THAT INCIDENT, BUT I WASN'T, LIKE, NO WITNESS.
THEY JUST WANT TO GO OVER THE SEQUENCE WITH YOU.
I DON'T KNOW NO SEQUENCE 'CAUSE I DIDN'T SEE WHAT WENT DOWN.
SO, WE GOT THAT ESTABLISHED NOW.
OKAY, RAY? - YOUR POSITION IS YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHING? - EXACTLY.
SO HOW 'BOUT YOU LISTENING TO WHAT WE KNOW, SO WE CAN ALL STOP RUNNING THROUGH THE GREASE HERE.
WHAT'S HE TALKING ABOUT? I SHOWED BACK UP HERE ON MY OWN CAUSE.
YOU SHOWED BACK UP, RAY, 'CAUSE YOU DIDN'T FIGURE YOUR FRIENDS SAM AND MADAM SUNFLOWER SEED TO PUT YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS, RIGHT? BUT THAT SHOWS YOU THAT LIFE CAN BE FULL OF SURPRISES.
I THINK THAT'S SISTER SUN RAY.
THE FAT, BLACK BROAD YOU HIT THE NUMBER WITH, RAY, THEN YOU ASK HER ADVICE LIKE DEAN WITTER? HIT THE NUMBER TURNED INTO A CRIME NOW? HUH? FOUR DETECTIVES? SISTER SUN RAY GAVE YOU UP FOR KILLING EMILIO LOPEZ, RAY.
SHE SAID YOU KILLED HIM PROTECTING YOUR LOAN TO HIS BOSS.
HEY.
HEY.
WHAT YOU COMING AT ME WITH? AND SAM BLUESTONE, YOUR OTHER BOSOM PAL? HE BACKS THE SISTER TOO.
THE BOTH OF 'EM PUT YOU WHACKING THIS GUY.
HEY, HEY, HEY.
THIS IS SICK.
SEE, NOW THE QUESTION THAT OCCURS TO US HERE, RAY, IS BEING HOW THIS STORY MORE OR LESS GOT LAID TO US ALL NICE AND NEAT-- MAYBE YOU GOT A COMPETING VERSION ON HOW THIS MAN DIED.
I GOT NOTHING TO SAY.
NOTHING TO SAY? PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES, RAY, THAT TRANSLATES, "LET ME BEND OVER AND SPREAD 'EM REAL WIDE.
" ARE THOSE PEOPLE FRAMING YOU, SISTER SUN RAY AND SAM? - I'M NOT GUILTY! - SO THEY ARE FRAMING YOU.
TELL 'EM I NEVER FIGURED 'EM TO DO ME LIKE THIS.
THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT US TO TELL 'EM, RAY? HOW 'BOUT WE TELL THEM, "I AIN'T BEING YOUR PATSY NO MORE.
I'M SAYING WHAT REALLY WENT DOWN HERE.
" YOU SHOULD PUT THEM IN THERE WITH ME.
THEY SHOULD GET JACKED UP TOO.
HOW WOULD THAT WORK? WERE THEY IN ON THIS WITH YOU, RAY? SET ME UP FROM THE JUMP.
SISTER AND SAM OKAY THIS GUY FOR ME MAKING THE LOAN.
NEXT THING I KNOW, HE AIN'T PAYING DICK.
THIS IS JOE FERNANDEZ.
NOW THEY ALL AGITATED.
JOE FERNANDEZ SHORT 'CAUSE LOPEZ TAKING HIS ACTION AWAY BEHIND THAT COALITION.
I WANNA LOOK OUT FOR MY MONEY I LOANED.
LOPEZ KEEP FERNANDEZ FROM PAYING.
DID THEY TELL YOU TO KILL THIS GUY? I WAS AT THE SISTER'S LAST NIGHT.
SAM COME BY SAYING LOPEZ BE AT THE SITE TOMORROW SHAPING FOR JOBS.
- DID THEY TELL YOU TO KILL HIM? - I WAS DRUNK! THEY HAD ME HALF-CRAZY.
WOUND HIM UP LIKE THE ENERGIZER BUNNY.
RAY, DID BLUESTONE GIVE YOU THE GUN? OR THE SISTER? 'CAUSE THEY TIED YOU LIKE A CHRISTMAS PACKAGE.
YOU OUGHT TO RETURN THE FAVOR.
- MY GUN.
- YOU SURE YOU DON'T WANNA LIE ABOUT THAT? I SWEAR TO GOD I WISH I'D NEVER WON THAT MONEY.
BROUGHT ME NOTHING BUT WORRY AND MISERY.
THE PERFECT FRAME.
MAKES ME SICK.
YOU THINK THERE WAS SOME OTHER REASON THEY WANTED THIS LOPEZ DEAD PAST HIM QUEERING THEIR UNION HUSTLES? WHO KNOWS? MAYBE THEY BREAK OUT IN HIVES BEING AROUND AN HONEST MAN.
SUCH AN EASY PATSY, THOUGH, THIS POOR DOPE HARVEY.
I KNEW THIS BOOKMAKER, JOHN RILEY.
WHEN SOMEBODY WON BIG, JOHN'D MAKE A BIG FUSS PAYING 'EM OFF.
GIVE HIM A GOOD CIGAR, NEXT DAY'S RACING FORM.
HE'D SAY TO ME AFTERWARDS, "I'M JUST LETTING 'EM HOLD THE MONEY A WHILE.
" YEAH, THAT'S THE SISTER AND RAY.
IT REALLY USED TO PISS ME OFF.
IT'S LIKE IT WASN'T A FAIR FIGHT.
NOT LIKE HOW IT IS USUALLY, HUH? YEAH.
I'LL TELL YOU, I'M IN FOR JUSTICE HERE.
SO, YOU JUST TRUST ME.
IT'S ONE OF THEM.
WELL, LOOK WHO'S A LITTLE MORE SPEECHIFYIN'.
YOU GOT A NONE FORGOTTEN IN CUSTODY? WHO TOLD YOU, JOE? YOUR BED PALS, SAM AND THE SISTER? PEOPLE GONNA KNOW HOW EMILIO DIED AT A BLACK MAN'S HAND.
THERE'S GONNA BE EMPLOYMENT FORBORICUASOR BLOOD WILL RUN AT THE SITES.
JOE'S GONNA GO TO THE PAPERS WITH THIS PHONY RACE HOMICIDE, TRY TO SCARE UP SOME MORE NO-SHOW JOBS.
HYPOCRITE BASTARD.
YOU'RE LIKE MONDAY NIGHT WRESTLING.
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.
WHEN YOU TAKE THIS TO THE PAPERS, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO? YOU'RE GONNA BE PLEDGING SOME MONEY TO LOPEZ'S WIDOW.
THAT'S ALREADY IN THE WORKS.
WELL, THAT'S GOOD 'CAUSE YOU'RE GONNA DRAW A CONTRACT UP WITH ONE OF OUR D.
A.
's HERE, A TRUST FOR HIS WIDOW AND CHILDREN.
ALREADY IN THE WORKS.
YOU'RE GONNA WRITE IT HERE, JOE.
SO IT'S ALL NICE AND LEGAL AND BINDING BEFORE YOU WALK OUT, OR THIS WHOLE THING IS GOING TO THE D.
A.
's OFFICE ON A CONSPIRACY CHARGE.
I'M HAPPY TO MAKE THAT COMMITMENT.
- GREAT.
- LET ME HUNT UP A WONDERFUL ATTORNEY ACQUAINTANCE OF OURS.
A LEO COHEN.
WHY DON'T YOU SIT DOWN THERE, JOE.
GO ON.
HAVE A SEAT.
HOW'S IT GOING WITH YOU? I WAS, UM-- I WAS WONDERING ABOUT YOUR AFTER WORK PLANS.
THERE'S NOTHING ON MY CALENDAR.
HMM.
AND, UH, WOULD THAT BE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE? HOW IS THAT THEY SAY IN YOUR PROGRAM? ONE DAY AT A TIME.
I CAN DO IT THAT WAY.
LEO? ANDY SIPOWICZ.
YEAH.
COULD YOU, UH, JUST TROT ON UPSTAIRS HERE FOR A MOMENT? YEAH.
THANK YOU.
[ Handset Settles In Cradle ] HE'S ON HIS WAY UP.
BOY, THAT WAS JUST GREAT.
THANKS, JAMES.
REALLY.
YEAH.
YOUR MOM TEACH YOU YOUR COOKING? MY MOM AND MY AUNT.
I REALLY ENJOY SPENDING THIS TIME WITH YOU, GINA.
I COULD GET INTO BEING A MAN OF LEISURE.
I REALLY APPRECIATED IT.
JUST AS FAR AS, UM-- YOU KNOW, SHE CHANGED HER COMMITMENT.
SHE'S NOT COMING BACK.
THIS IS YOUR ROOMMATE? SAID SHE MADE ANOTHER ARRANGEMENT FOR THE NEW SEMESTER.
SHE'S GONNA BE PICKING UP HER STUFF.
I'VE BEEN UPSET ON THAT.
FINANCIALLY? FINANCIALLY AND-- I KNOW SHE WAS UPSET ABOUT MY APPEARANCE.
IT DISTURBED HER.
THAT'S BALONEY.
NO, SHE SAID SO, JAMES.
WELL, THE HECK WITH HER! THAT'S NONSENSE.
AND FINANCIALLY, YOU'RE COMING BACK TO WORK.
IF YOU NEED SOME TIDING OVER, THAT'S NO PROBLEM AT ALL.
THAT'S NOT NECESSARY.
I GOT MY CONFIRMATION SAVINGS.
IT'S MOSTLY YOU BEING HERE.
IT'S HELPED ME A LOT.
IT'S MY PLEASURE.
ANYWAYS, I KNOW YOU GOT AN 8:00-TO-4:00.
DON'T TAKE THIS AS BEING FORWARD, BUT IF YOU WANTED SOME COMPANY TONIGHT, I COULD STAY UP IN YOUR ROOMMATE'S LOFT THERE.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO STAY, I'D BE HAPPY FOR YOU TO.
I'D LIKE TO.
SURE.
BUT IF YOU SLEEP UP IN HER LOFT, I'D WORRY ALL NIGHT THAT YOU'D SIT UP IN A STRANGE PLACE AND SMASH YOUR HEAD.
YEAH.
I SUPPOSE THAT COULD OCCUR.
SURE.
AND AS FAR AS ME SLEEPING UP THERE, I COULD ALWAYS FIB AND SAY I'M AFRAID OF HEIGHTS.
YOU DON'T GOTTA FIB.
WE COULD BOTH STAY IN THERE.
THAT'S WHERE I WAS HOPING WE'D COME OUT.