Street Legal (2019) s09e06 Episode Script

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1 LILLY: Roman's back JUDGE: I will never get another trial like this.
- He lost his faith.
- No, he didn't.
I have not been a good son to you when you needed me.
Whatever harm's been done, we start from here.
I will say that Adophol is potentially deadly, highly addictive, and that Standout Pharma bent over backwards to mislead me and my profession on both counts.
Your Honour, the plaintiffs rest.
The defendants would like to add a witness.
Charles Dumoulin.
- Do you still love me? - It's done.
Is it not true that Frank Clancy still works for you? - Olivia Novak! - The fact is, he's a director of your cancer charity right now.
GIULIA: Objection.
We are done for today, and you, Miss Novak, are hereby barred from my courtroom.
Hi.
Hi (DOOR CLOSING IN HALLWAY) Um, do you mind closing the door? Oh, yeah.
Sorry.
It's okay.
(PLAYING HYMN) You knew him? We volunteered together, homeless shelter.
A fine man.
You're barred from my court until end of trial, but I've decided that you can sit in the gallery.
That's generous of you.
You were wrong, Leon.
I'm the judge.
You looked me in the eye and defied my order.
You're lucky I only kicked you out.
These kids any good? I'm betting on it.
They remind me of us.
Don't let them mess up.
PRIEST: We will now invite you to sit.
We are here to celebrate the life of our dear friend, the Reverend James Darling.
EMILY: My mom said she screwed up in court.
She made a choice.
But you're taking over the case? Only in court.
She's still in charge.
Of course she is.
Was it really an accident? Adam's father? He couldn't be buried here otherwise.
What's going on? It's mea culpa time.
I took a calculated risk, I was not going to let Charles Dumoulin play moralist in front of the jury.
You rested our case.
Prematurely.
I rode a hunch.
That different from a risk? OLIVIA: It's done.
We are where we are.
Which is where? Well, the other side is still calling witnesses, so they don't think they've won yet.
They're winning, and now we need to change that, and all we can do is use their witnesses.
Who are all doctors.
What's their strategy? They're trying to spread the blame, hide behind the science.
But their science was bullshit.
They're trying to hide behind the doctors themselves.
Why would the doctors defend them? They were taken advantage of just as much as the patients were.
It's easier to fool someone than to get them to admit they're being fooled.
They're also getting paid a fortune by Standout.
And we need to call them on it.
No, that's exactly what they want.
They're laying a trap, lawyers versus doctors.
We're not going to walk into it.
Don't take their bait.
Yeah.
GIULIA: Doctor Perkins Do you feel Adophol was marketed differently than other medications of its type? DR.
PERKINS: Not especially.
Do you feel the marketing was deceptive? Isn't all marketing deceptive? Doctors don't rely on advertising.
(WHISPERING) My honoured colleague doesn't seem to think much of your opinion.
Funny didn't they try to hire you? They approached me, yes.
GIULIA: What happened? I gave an objective opinion.
They were interested in something else.
If they approached you, they obviously respected your opinion.
Did they tell you that? They told me I was their first choice.
Until they heard what you were going to say.
No more questions, Your Honour.
Ms.
Rue.
LILLY: I remember, we discussed a rate for your work as an expert witness.
Is that what Standout Pharma is paying you? I don't discuss the details LILLY: Oh, I don't need a figure.
Is it higher? For some reason I suspect it is.
- Objection.
His fees are confidential.
- Sustained.
Can I ask you a few questions about your clinic's success? - Do you mean our finances? - Since you bring it up.
Same objection, Your Honour.
This is a private business.
Sustained.
Move on, Ms.
Rue.
Let's leave the finances out of it.
Is your clinic busy? Extremely.
We're pretty much at capacity most of the year.
How many of your patients are not on opioid therapy? Objection.
Opioid therapy is his field.
I'll allow it.
No wonder he ended up working for you.
Please answer the question.
A majority are.
So prescribing opioids is mainly what you do.
I actually prescribe as few pills as I can.
Because you are aware of the addiction crisis.
Of course.
In fact, you're sort of ground zero, aren't you? Objection! Argumentative.
Dr.
Perkins runs a well respected clinic.
Sustained.
Let's keep it respectful, Ms.
Rue.
LILLY: When I met with you about being a witness, do you remember how you described Adophol? Not not specifically.
Do you remember describing it as highly addictive and potentially deadly? Objection.
She's putting words in his mouth.
LEON: Sustained.
Do you remember how you described the marketing for Adophol? No.
I don't.
Do you think it was consistent with what you have said under oath today? Objection.
He said he doesn't remember.
LEON: Sustained.
(SCOFFING) No further questions.
What the hell was that?! He's lying to my face, Olivia.
We are not suing him.
What's the she supposed to do, kiss his ring? OLIVIA: Stay on target, don't ask about his goddamn clinic, ask about Adophol.
Is that so hard? No, Olivia, it's failing.
We're losing! You said that already, Mina, I hear you.
No you don't.
I need to take over strategy.
We're going after the doctors.
What does that even mean? You want to attack the doctors personally? Yes, exactly, let's sic Derek on them.
Standout is fighting dirty.
We have to, too.
Oh, I have no problem fighting dirty, but believe me, it won't work.
Well, we're gonna find out.
I need to take over case management.
- She's got my vote.
- It's not a democracy.
It is on this, three to one.
You need to follow our lead.
It's just a case.
You're still our partner.
Your funeral.
GIULIA: Think they know everything.
OLIVIA: And they really don't know anything.
GIULIA: One last time.
You can still give your clients a win.
30 million isn't a win.
You're not gonna hit the jackpot this time, Olivia.
That's already decided.
Do you know who Yogi Berra was? The guy who said "It's not over till it's over.
" My dad was a Blue Jays diehard.
I went to the very first game.
It was freezing and miserable.
OLIVIA: I was thinking of something else he said.
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
" I did.
I don't regret it.
Yet.
I'll see you.
Yeah.
Over the fridge.
LILLY: I can't reach.
Use a chair like a normal person.
(LILLY GROANING) Found it.
Nice! (GROANING) Uh-uh.
You don't put bubbles in Scotch.
Scotch and soda, it's a thing.
Since when? Since the dawning of soda.
Oh why would you mix two things that are so good on their own? ADAM: Hey.
Yeah, it's what I thought.
Rude! - (SLURPING) - (GIGGLING) Ahhh (BURPING) Excuse me! (BURPING LOUDER) I did not do that on purpose.
Can you? If I drink bubbly water, yeah.
(BURPING) (LAUGHING) LILLY: My brother taught me that.
Oh my God you're like, really talented.
Thank you.
Oh we drank too much.
Mm, yep.
Well, Mina will whip us into shape.
She's done it before.
You rely on her too much.
Probably.
I don't think she knows what she's doing.
She doesn't, but she's like, really, really smart.
(LAUGHING) Olivia knows what she's doing.
It wasn't working, Lilly.
She's been managing cases, not trying them.
As opposed to us two, who do it every day.
(LAUGHING) (MOANING) Hey (SNORING) Hey, you sleeping? (KISSING NOISES) ROMAN: Yeah, I'm sleeping.
It's okay, you don't have to be awake.
Are you drunk? I brushed my teeth! Where you been? - Working.
- Drunk? I was at Adam's.
The trial is sort of blowing up.
ROMAN: Blowing up how? In our faces.
I'm the face.
My face.
I'm first chair.
We're gonna put Adam on their best witness, or Mina is.
Anyways, that's where I was.
His mom is living with him these days.
Sounds like a keeper.
I'm just reading you, Lill.
Oh, shut up.
All right, I'll shut up.
(THUDDING) Hey, you.
Taylor.
You need to lock your door.
I can look after myself.
Yes, I'm a prosecutor, Mina.
Just lock your door.
How's trial? The defense hasn't rested, so there's still hope.
- That good, huh? - Yeah Hmm.
Well, you never know with jury trial.
You're the good guys.
You'll win.
Yeah, I wish it worked that way.
Sometimes it does.
So how come you haven't texted me back? Uh, 'cause I've been building castles in my head.
I'm taking over the strategy from Olivia Novak.
Good for you! Wow! How'd you know I was here? Because I went by your place first, I wanted to see you.
Oh, that's nice! Why? - Well, I've been thinking.
- Good thoughts? Discuss-over-breakfast kind of thoughts? I have to get up early tomorrow.
How about we discuss them now? Okay.
Well, you know my aunt who is in real estate? I do.
Well, she found something, and I want to show you.
Okay Yeah, you need to change your password.
There we go.
This is never going to come on the market.
It's a sublet, two year lease.
The owner's in Dubai.
You want me to move in with you? I can't afford it by myself.
Together, we could.
Well, I mean, you can always get a roommate.
I don't want a roommate.
I want you.
You drive a very unremarkable car.
It works for this.
- How come you don't? - Lots of times I do.
Here she comes.
DEREK: That's her.
You only want to get a look at her? I want to see the face of the woman we're gonna destroy.
Usually it's Olivia who takes the scorched earth approach.
Maybe she's rubbing off on me.
She sure didn't wanna go dirty this time.
- I'm happy to oblige.
- Give me the thumbnail.
DEREK: Mercedes Orr, pediatric surgeon to the stars until she mangled her hand in a lawnmower and got addicted to pain pills.
Then she cleaned herself up and became one of the top experts on addiction and chronic pain.
None so righteous as the converted.
"Righteous" is the right word.
She's a charity crusader.
Mother Teresa of Toronto.
Order of Canada.
Wing of a hospital named after her.
And now she sets the recommended prescription levels for Ontario.
She chairs the board, yeah.
She is not so righteous about that.
They've raised the maximum dose three times in three years.
LILLY: Tell me about her son.
(KNOCKING) - Hey.
- Hey.
- You ready? - Hope so.
Been waiting long enough.
I need to talk to you.
I gotta go to court, Mom.
We can talk at dinner.
I killed your father.
It wasn't you.
Okay I need you to know that.
There's plenty of blame to go around, Mom.
No! I want you to blame me.
ADAM: Why, so you can run away? RENEE: No! ADAM: Okay, all right.
Fine.
Look.
It's all on you.
You killed my father.
I blame you.
Let's go.
You're not gonna believe this.
I bet I will.
From the Diocese? They're offering me Blessed Saviour.
- No! - Well, I'm not gonna take it.
James, you have to take it?! Can you imagine me in Rosedale? They draw Bridle Path.
The good works that you could do! - I can do good works here.
- (SIGHING) I have always wanted you in a major church, you deserve it.
You could make such a difference.
My gut says no.
Oh, screw your gut, James! Listen to me, I have enough God-fearing for the both of us, and I see the gift in this crystal clear.
You're being tested, you'll come through.
And I will be here with you always.
Oh, this is a wonderful day! LEON: Mr.
Darling, your witness.
(CLEARING THROAT) You chair the Prescription Assessment Panel for Ontario, is that correct? That is correct.
And how long have you held that position? Fifteen years.
And your board sets the recommended dosing level for pain medication in Ontario? We publish recommended guidelines.
Physicians of course use their own discretion, as well.
If a physician prescribes too many opioids, what happens to them? There's a complaints process and a professional standards review committee.
And how many doctors have they disciplined? I'm not involved in that.
Do you know? I'm told it's more than likely you would.
Two.
Two doctors.
In fifteen years.
That's correct.
For over-prescribing Adophol.
DR.
ORR: Opioids, I'm not sure what brands.
And their punishment was? One had his license suspended, and the other one moved away.
ADAM: Okay, so there's no oversight at all.
Don't be ridiculous.
There's constant oversight.
I see, there's just no accountability.
Would you agree? I would not.
So it is your opinion that doctors who abuse their prescription pads are held sufficiently accountable? I reject the assertion that doctors abuse their prescription pads.
Powerful drugs like Adophol are strictly controlled.
Standards are constantly evaluated and reset, blaming individual doctors is simply ignorant.
So when you say the standards are reset, you mean doses go up.
Not at all.
Has your board ever recommended they go down? Not for Adophol, specifically.
No, in fact, you've raised the recommended doses three times in the last three years, is that correct? That's based on input from first-hand practioners.
And now do they want stronger opioids, or do their patients want more pills? Modern theories on pain and trauma put great emphasis on the immediate impact of of extreme pain on the brain.
Reducing the initial imprinting of traumatic injury can have long-term positive benefits.
You're talking about short term use after trauma or surgery.
Adophol was specifically marketed for long-term use, I'm just wondering why you're changing the subject.
I don't have anything to do with the marketing of anything.
I don't have anything to do with Adophol at all.
And yet here you are.
When did you meet your husband? I'm sorry? Objection.
Your Honour, relevance? ADAM: Your Honour, Dr.
Orr here is not on trial, she is merely being presented to the jury as an expert witness.
My honoured colleagues have taken great pains to display her moral standing and her stature in the community, which frankly have nothing to do with her expertise in this trial.
So if they get to talk about morals, why can't I? Do you know where you're going with this? I believe I do, Your Honour.
Your Honour, the doctor's marriage ended years ago.
I'm going to allow it.
Hurry up with it.
You met your husband In college.
You were in college, he was older.
DR.
ORR: That is correct.
He paid your way through medical school.
We were married, we paid for it.
- And then you had a child.
- Frederick, yes.
And then your husband got sick.
Yes.
Your husband developed Alzheimer's in 1997? That's when he was diagnosed, yes.
Why are we talking about this? I was wondering the same thing.
Indulge me just a little, Your Honour.
Just a little.
How long after he was diagnosed did you file for divorce? I can't remember that.
ADAM: 19 weeks.
Well, I don't want to sound cold, but it was clear where he was going.
And in those 19 weeks, you used a power of attorney to move all of your joint assets into a trust in your son's name, correct? I was protecting him.
Protecting your son, but not your husband.
After you divorced him, he went into public care, and you moved to the Bridle Path.
I didn't want to see him fade away.
You want to hold that against me, go ahead.
I was protecting my child.
Frederick, yes, of course.
Must have been terrible for you when he had his accident.
Oh, I think it was worse for him.
You chose to handle his treatment directly? DR.
ORR: He's my son.
His leg was shattered.
The um the bus hit ice, they were coming home from a meet.
Two boys died, Fred was lucky.
He was still in horrible pain, I mean, he had to be.
What what do your guidelines recommend for someone in Fred's condition? You can't generalize like that.
But we can certainly use it as a reference, no? Wouldn't wouldn't opioids be prescribed? Generally.
Especially in the immediate aftermath, the initial imprinting of extreme pain, you mentioned it earlier.
My honoured colleague called it irrelevant.
I think it's relevant now.
Answer the question.
I-I I don't remember what it was.
ADAM: When your son was badly injured in a highway accident, he was admitted to hospital.
He spent weeks in your direct care, and months in rehab afterward.
At no point ever was he prescribed an opioid.
How come? You don't know my son.
ADAM: Please, enlighten me.
Uh, this is personal.
I'm allowing it.
ADAM: Dr.
Orr, did you treat your son differently than you did other patients? My son already had addiction issues.
So do my clients.
I don't know where your son came by his problems, but most of the people I'm representing here today only ever got hard drugs from someone like you.
You knew the drug was dangerous.
You protected your kid.
Wouldn't you? Why didn't you protect anyone else? Why didn't anyone protect my mother? Objection.
His mother? Leave your mother out of it.
Did you apply the same caution in prescribing opioids to patients as you did your own child? That is not a fair question.
It is to me.
No, of course not.
He's my son.
LEON: Mr.
Darling, we're out of time.
Do you have any more questions? A great many, yes, Your Honour.
LEON: We'll they'll have to wait 'til next week.
We are adjourned.
(BAR PATRONS CHATTERING) ADAM: Where's Mina? She's looking at some place with Taylor.
Nobody wants to go home tonight.
You got that right.
How come your mom wasn't at court today? I asked her to stay home.
I didn't want her to be there in case I messed up.
You didn't.
I know, and I'm not done yet.
Do you wanna jump off a roof? (LAUGHING) What? Okay, I need more info.
It's pretty much exactly how it sounds.
You jump off one roof, you land on another.
And this is something that you do? From time to time, yeah.
Uh maybe another night.
What's the matter? Are you chicken? You're serious about this? I am dead serious.
It's not that far.
Yeah.
All right.
Let's do it.
LILLY: You're really done this before? Really.
Not recently, but Okay.
Time to go.
(TERRIFIED GASPING) Whoo! (SIGHING) You coming? What are you waiting for, just jump! Come on! Okay.
ADAM: Come on! You can do this! I'm fucking jumping! ADAM: Come on, come on! I'm fucking jumping! (ADAM LAUGHING) (CLEARING THROAT) You're late.
For what? Dr.
Orr? What's going on? I haven't told them yet.
We waited for you.
Well, here we are.
What you're doing is unacceptable.
I won't submit myself to it anymore.
I will not be going back into that court.
That's not up to you, that's up to us.
I know that.
So we're going to make a deal.
We're listening.
Here's what's going to happen.
You're going to sign ironclad NDAs.
You will never be able to confirm that I was even here.
Then you're going to go to Standout Pharma, and you're going to settle.
I don't care how much you get.
That's between you and them, it's got nothing to do with me.
Why would we do this? Because if you do, the next time my board meets, we'll make changes to our recommendations for opioid therapy.
Changes like what? We'll cut the suggested doses in half.
Straight across the board, period.
You want real change? This is it.
But we can't take credit for it.
A small price to pay.
And what are we supposed to tell the judge? DR.
ORR: That's not my problem.
It is if we tell him what you've been doing behind his back.
Then you get nothing.
Why don't we just make this agreement between us.
We won't call you back to the stand, and you change the dosing.
Because if you lose, I'll be blamed.
And I won't have it.
Make it go away.
That's the deal.
We have to take it.
Cuts the pills in half, that's more than we could ever get in court.
It also cuts into their profits next year.
Won't make us look very good.
We don't care about that.
Hey.
Can we trust you? I want to sleep at night.
Hey there.
Hey! How's it going? You didn't come home last night.
We pulled an all-nighter.
I think we're gonna settle the case.
Right That's exciting.
Yeah I should shower.
Gonna head back to the office.
(DOOR OPENING) So? Isn't it incredible? Uh, it's a garage.
No, it's whatever we want it to be.
I mean, Mina, do you not understand how impossible it is to get a place like this? And you want to live here? I want to do a whole lot more than that.
We can we can hold group meetings here, we can have fundraisers and community events, parties.
- Oh god - Oh god yes? We can install a sound system.
Just imagine it, Mina! You can't see it.
I see it I don't know if I want to live in a lesbian community centre.
Take a chance with me.
Trust me.
Don't don't take this away from me, please.
- Okay.
- Yes! Let's let's do it.
Hey there.
Hey.
You okay? Remember when you found this place? Hell yeah.
Yeah, I loved living here.
We couldn't afford it.
We could have found a way.
Not that I'm sorry you took over the lease.
That was actually really helpful.
I don't want to give up my place.
Yeah, I knew you were gonna say that.
Are you upset? No.
And I found a roommate.
She likes the house parties.
Good.
Maybe I'll invite you to one.
Fingers crossed.
You run a marathon, and you want to give up ten feet from the finish line? Oh, I am in no way giving up.
But I am willing to settle.
You know my number.
Double it and we have a deal.
60 million dollars.
That's what you're asking for? We're gonna get a hundred from the jury.
Then why are we here? 'Cause it's the right thing to do for my clients.
I'll take it to Dumoulin.
I need an answer today.
Yes or no, no negotiating.
There is always negotiating, Olivia.
But if we do settle, what the hell are you gonna tell Justice Robinovitch? That's a team effort.
Me and you.
It's a straightforward agreement.
50 million dollars, no admissions, compensation formula is standard.
And you're willing to take it.
We are.
We're on the last witness of an ungodly expensive trial.
They offer you a settlement you could have gotten two years ago, - and you accepted it? - No, Your Honour.
We were unable to get this settlement prior to trial.
Our best offer was 30 million, full disclosure.
Double peanuts is still peanuts.
50 million dollars is far from peanuts.
This will make a meaningful difference in thousands of peoples' lives.
What are you not telling me? Nothing.
Ms.
Novak approached me seeking a settlement.
And my honoured friend came up to my bottom line.
We discussed nothing that isn't right in front of you, Your Honour.
What about you? Everything Giulia and I discussed is in the settlement.
What about the things you didn't discuss with Ms.
Lissandri? Anything material you're not telling me? OLIVIA: There's nothing more I can tell you, Your Honour.
We have an agreement.
We're asking you to approve it.
Yeah.
Not today.
(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING) - Hi.
- Hi! I think we should talk.
We don't need to.
Your dad died, the case We went crazy for a night.
Okay, what if I'm still crazy? Adam I don't want to hurt you.
Hurt me? Are you are you kidding? I want you to hurt me.
I want this.
I don't.
We both know I shouldn't be here, so I'm not.
Do you want a drink? No, I do not.
What the hell is going on? We've negotiated a win for our clients, that's what's going on.
You could have got this number without a trial.
No, we've achieved more with the trial than we could have without, that's a fact.
Olivia, we're on the last witness.
I'll never do another trial like this! Does that really matter, Leon? I need you to swear to me that you're not up to something behind my back.
There is nothing in this for me and my partners other than our share of the settlement.
I promise you.
That's not what I asked.
Why can't you just tell me what's going on? It's for the greater good, Leon.
I swear to you.
You would do the same thing in my shoes.
LEON: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, it is my duty to inform you that the parties have come to terms on a settlement.
After consideration, this court is prepared to accept it.
Thank you for your efforts and your time.
This trial is no more.
(LAUGHING) We did it! Oh, we did.
(SIGHING) He's not gonna be so happy when his sales tank.
No.
Good job.
Now it's done.
(DOOR SLAMMING) Mina.
Are you okay? What's going on with Lilly? Nothing.
You should ask her.
No.
No, that's exactly what I shouldn't do.
I should ask you.
Because Lilly is my business partner, and you are my friend.
And if something's going on between you two, then she's not doing anything wrong, she can do what she wants.
But you? If you are doing something with Lilly, you are fucking around in our company, and our friendship, and you are betraying our trust.
We slept together.
- Shit, Adam! - Am I supposed to lie to you? No, you're not supposed to sleep with our business partner.
We had a deal, you are breaking it! It was a mistake.
It's not gonna happen again, okay? She doesn't want me anyway.
Well, thank God for that.
You guys are coming? There you go.
Thank you very much.
Cheers! I have a question for you.
Where do you want your name to be? First or last? On the firm? I don't.
I've done that.
People know where I am.
I don't need to put my name on a shingle.
That's big of you.
Can I ask you a question? Yeah, of course! What are your pro-nouns? I'm used to "her," but I prefer "they" or "them.
" Or Sam.
Thanks for asking.
Okay, Sam.
Emily.
Come get some champagne.
You like it here.
It's a job.
You love it.
OLIVIA: So I I think we should be doing more criminal.
What have I said from the beginning? You just like dressing up for court.
Well, I do it justice, wouldn't you say? (LILLY LAUGHING) I'm going down that road What should I get Stare as cold as stone (SIGHING) (DISTANT SIREN WAILING) LILLY: Hey.
We can't do this.
And I'll run to you when the waters rise And I'll run to you if the bombs ignite