The Outer Limits (1995) s01e19 Episode Script

I, Robot

Where's this fragmentation coming from? - Are you doing that? - Yes, Dr.
Link.
Will you stop it, please? It's getting late.
- I am attempting to locate- - Don't argue with me, Adam.
I'm telling you for your own good- stop screwing around with your memory allocation and get back to sleep mode.
Don't be afraid.
I'm not doing anything here that should concern you.
- But- But- - Go to sleep.
Yes, Dr.
Link.
Thank you, Adam.
Forgive me, Adam.
Yes, Doctor.
What the hell was that? Adam! Adam, stop! Abort! Abort! Let me go! Oh, my God.
Dr.
Link! - Get Security! Security! -Security? - Is it an emergency? - Yes, it's an emergency! - Where are you? - I'm in Rossom, 272.
Dr.
Link's been killed.
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It is said that God made man in his image but man fell from grace.
Still, man has retained from his humble beginnings the innate desire to create.
But how will man's creations fare? Will they attain a measure of the divine or will they too fall from grace? Come on out! Come on out of there where I can see you.
Now hold it right there! This is Stevens.
I got him.
I'm on the east side of Wheeler Hall.
- 10-4.
- My name is Adam Link.
I don't know where I am.
Can someone contact Dr.
Charles Link? I said hold it right there! Let's move out! Come on! Adam Link, drop the weapon! - Let's move this thing out of here.
- Not so fast.
- Detective Barclay.
- Colonel Birch.
The situation is under control.
Colonel, a man was murdered here tonight and according to an eyewitness, that robot is my number-one suspect.
This is not your problem.
This is a state university.
And unless I see an executive order from the governor's office you are outside your jurisdiction here.
All right, boys.
Let's clear out.
You're walking into one first-class headache, Detective.
Call for the wagon.
And a crane.
I don't know how else you'll get that thing downtown.
That won't be necessary.
I'll come under my own power.
Go to sleep.
Yes, Dr.
Link.
Thank you, Adam.
Come on outta there.
Come on out of there where I can see you.
! He's in diagnostic mode.
Replaying his digital memory.
Does he know about my father? I don't think so.
He's been asking us to contact Dr.
Link but I've been stalling for time.
I don't exactly want to provoke him.
Mina, where's your father? Where's Dr.
Link? Dad's dead, Adam.
They found him in the lab.
Did I kill him? That's what we have to find out.
I'll do what I can to help you.
Tell us what happened.
I can't remember.
Several million sectors of my active memory have been fragmented or destroyed.
What is the last thing you do remember? At 9.
:20 p.
m Dr.
Link was at work on the central region of my memory array.
He ordered me to initiate sleep mode.
When I woke up a half hour later, I was outside.
That's where Detective Barclay located me.
Is there any way to restore your memory? I'll keep trying, Mina.
I'll try very hard.
I know you will.
I want him released into my custody.
I will take full responsibility.
Out of the question.
The court hearing's Monday.
By Tuesday, that robot will be history.
Probably ordered dismantled.
I won't let that happen.
Then I hope you've got a healthy bank account 'cause you're gonna need a damn good lawyer.
Pick up the pace, will ya, Earl? I'm running out of newspaper.
Excuse me.
Are you Thurman Cutler? That depends.
You play chess? Yes.
Are you any good at it? I was.
Until I grew out of it.
That's interesting.
Here I thought chess was something you had to grow into.
May I sit down? Just a minute.
I'll get you a seat.
Checkmate.
Later, Earl.
I'm gonna have to let Earl win a couple of games one of these days just to keep him interested.
Mr.
Cutler, I need a good lawyer.
No, thanks.
Mr.
Cutler- Do you always seek out legal counsel in the city park? Only when I'm told the best civil rights attorney there is plays chess here every Sunday.
You left out one word retired.
The law is a game I don't care to play anymore.
Chess is the only battlefield left where strategy still means something.
In chess, there's you, there's your opponent and the level playing field.
And once one of your men is knocked off the board, he can't come back in the game.
He's just out.
He can't maneuver the rules.
He can't buy his way back in.
He's just out.
Unless you sacrifice another man for him.
Mr.
Cutler, I need your help.
Why me? I read some of your cases in a civil liberties class I took last year.
And the county bar told me where you lived.
And your housekeeper told me you were here.
Well, you're resourceful.
I like that.
But I'm still not interested, Miss Link.
Mina Link.
Any relation to Dr.
Link? His daughter.
I see.
Well, I'm sorry about your father, Miss Link.
- Thank you.
- Strange situation, that one.
I assume you'll be going after the university for wrongful death.
No.
I need you to defend Adam.
Adam? The police claim he killed my father.
- The robot.
- Synthetic human.
I don't believe Adam is responsible.
I think there must've been some kind of a lab accident.
And you want me to defend this robot- this synthetic human.
My father designed Adam with an artificial intelligence enabling him to think for himself.
He can make his own decisions.
This may sound incredible, butAdam is like a brother to me.
You're right.
It sounds incredible.
Understand this, Mr.
Cutler, Adam is very important to me and I intend to save him, with or without your help.
Can you keep a secret, Miss Link? Chess bores the hell out of me.
Dr.
Link was a pioneer in the science of robotics.
I represent the SH series 2, the latest development in compressed sim-neural artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art cyberanimatronics.
I am a fully contained system simulating human thought and movement but I do have my limitations.
- Such as? - My sense of smell is at 20% human capacity, and I have no sense of taste.
As you can see, my tactile sense my ability to feel, is quite limited.
Dr.
Link was in the process of supplementing my configuration.
You say that you can simulate human thought.
How do you feel about being locked up in there? How would you feel being locked up in a cage, Mr.
Cutler? I have thoughts of leaving.
How do you propose to get out? I'm beginning to understand why people think you killed Dr.
Link.
My woven titanium-KEVLAR alloy chassis is five times stronger than ordinary steel.
- What happened to Dr.
Link? - I don't know.
Detective Barclay says there's an eyewitness who saw you tearing up the lab shortly after Dr.
Link was killed.
My memory array was damaged during the time of his death.
However, I cannot conceive why I should wish to kill Dr.
Link.
Dr.
Link was my creator.
He was my friend.
When I learned from Mina that he was dead the world seemed somehowfaded to me.
- Thurman Cutler.
- Carrie Emerson.
You've made quite a splash at the DA's office since last I had the pleasure.
Just a matter of knowing and using the law as you used to say.
But I have to admit, you're the last person I expected to see here.
This is not the last surprise you'll have in this case, Carrie.
- I promise you.
- Oh, I doubt that.
This is the very definition of open-and-shut.
There's something you should know about open-and-shut cases, Carrie.
They don't exist.
Really? Eyewitness sees a man dead next to a lethal machine rampaging out of control.
A security guard is shot by the same machine.
Tell me why I should have any problems getting a court order having it dismantled.
Because I'm here now.
And call me crazy, but I have this little thing about my clients being dismantled before they've had a chance to stand trial.
Stand trial? That robot? Synthetic human.
Who now has a lawyer.
I've decided to handle this case personally because it's potentially disastrous We'll make a statement tomorrow.
Thank you very much.
Equate the rights of a machine to those of a human being I didn't expect this.
You think this is bad, you wait until the murder trial starts.
Murder trial? This isn't a murder trial.
- It will be when I'm finished.
- Wait a minute.
What are you talking about? You want to putAdam on trial for murder? - It's the surest way to save his life.
- That doesn't make any sense.
If I can prove thatAdam has the right to stand trial for murder all I have to do is create a reasonable doubt as to his guilt to get a hung jury.
Maybe even an acquittal.
I would rather have Adam break out of jail than go on trial for murdering my father.
Unfortunately, that's no longer up to you.
- Not up to me? - No.
It's up to Adam.
He's the client now.
Let it be noted that I have granted the defense's request.
The defendant may be present during the hearing provided he is restrained.
However, to insure the safety of the public I have restricted spectators to specific members of the media.
Now, let's get on with it.
Ms.
Emerson? Your Honor, although the circumstances of this case are somewhat unusual may I remind you that this court is bound by strict legal precedent and that this case should be conducted as any other case as I believe that Mr.
Cutler has an agenda other than that of the defense of a walking computer.
Objection, Your Honor.
Argumentative.
Sustained.
Ms.
Emerson, please limit yourself to your legal arguments.
Quite simply, Your Honor, the State will show that the robot did kill Dr.
Link that it is essentially a lethal machine capable of killing again and that the State has a right to protect the citizens of this community by having the robot dismantled.
Now, I anticipate that you will hear defense counsel argue that the robot is a person entitled to stand trial because it's shown some signs of intelligence.
I submit, Your Honor, that a dog can perform tricks thus demonstrating a level of intelligence.
A dog can show affection for its master.
To some degree, you can even say that a dog can think and feel and touch and in many other respects share those same qualities that defiine us as persons.
But if a dog were to kill its master viciously and without provocation the dog is not tried in a court of law.
The dog is not accorded the privileges of a citizen.
It is destroyed.
For the welfare and the safety of the community.
The dog is destroyed.
Therefore, Your Honor, the State respectfully requests that this court issue a writ requiring the immediate destruction of the robot.
Thank you, Your Honor.
- Mr.
Cutler? - Excellent.
Adam fetch! Mr.
Cutler! Forgive me, Your Honor, but I thought it was appropriate to test Miss Emerson's assertion.
It's okay, Adam.
You can stay put.
Your Honor, I'm not here to waste the court's time by trying to prove to you thatAdam Link is a human being.
Adam himself would admit that on a purely mechanical level his capabilities fall short of what humans are capable of.
But I submit, Your Honor, these limitations do not lessen his worth any more than blindness makes an individual less human.
Adam possesses intelligence.
He has emotions.
And though these have been artificially conceived they are similar to those of any other man.
Your Honor, I intend to show thatAdam is a thinking, feeling being.
A person who is entitled to a fair trial before he's dismantled which would be tantamount to execution.
The fact that he's comprised of sim-neurons and nano-servos instead of flesh and blood is irrelevant.
It's an accident of birth.
And the Constitution purposely is blind to such accidents.
Your Honor, I submit the defense will show thatAdam is indeed a person who's entitled to a fair trial on the charge of murder.
A trial in which the prosecution will have the burden of showing beyond a reasonable doubt thatAdam is guilty of the crime which he is alleged to have committed.
Thank you.
I never saw anything move so fast in my entire life.
It took the gun out of my hand just like that.
And the next thing I knew, I was shot in the arm.
Thank you, Officer.
Mr.
Stevens you testified that after you called Adam out, he came to you.
He took away your gun and started shooting.
Is that correct? Yes, sir.
Let me see if I've got this straight.
He walked up to you he grabbed your gun and he shot you.
Yeah.
I mean, yes sir.
That's right.
At point-blank range he fired four rounds but he only managed to graze your arm.
Mr.
Stevens, Adam Link is capable of taking out a flea in a hurricane yet he only managed to graze your arm from three feet away.
How do you account for that? - How do I account for it? - Yes.
- Mr.
Stevens? - Yes.
No.
- I don't know.
- You don't know.
What're you saying, I shot myself? I'm saying that you shot Adam and because of his metal plating the bullets ricocheted off of his body and one of them happened to graze your arm.
Objection, Your Honor.
- All of this is purely speculative.
- Your Honor, I would like to submit into evidence Defense Exhibit One a ballistics report which clearly supports my theory.
Objection overruled.
- Continue, Mr.
Cutler.
- Thank you, Your Honor.
So it appears thatAdam's decision to take your gun away was for the sole purpose of protecting you from yourself.
Mr.
Stevens, in essence, if Adam had not taken away your gun you would not be alive to testify here today.
Objection.
Your Honor I have no further questions, Your Honor.
Twice a week after school, I would come over with books for Adam from the library.
My father felt that the university was not quite ready for Adam to be walking around campus or taking classes.
Couldn't this information have simply been programmed into Adam's memory? No.
I don't understand the technical reasons but something in the way my father designed Adam's brain requires that he learn through experiences.
just like people.
So, you taught Adam to read.
My father did actually.
Adam learned to read very quickly about a week after my father powered him up for the first time.
I was simply providing Adam with materials that interested him books that weren't available in my father's library.
Mina, how would you describe your relationship with Adam? Adam and I grew up together.
To me, Adam is like a brother.
Would you also say that he was a son to your father? Defiinitely.
Which is why I believe there is no way Adam could have intentionally killed him.
Adam couldn't do it.
He just doesn't have it in him.
Objection, Your Honor.
The state of mind of the defendant is irrelevant.
Your Honor, Miss Link is merely testifying as to the humanlike relationship between the defendant and the deceased.
May I remind Mr.
Cutler this is not a murder trial? May I inform Miss Emerson I'm not quite yet senile? On any given day, I am capable of remembering where I am.
Mr.
Cutler knows full well what I mean and he's simply trying to confuse- Now let me make it clear.
I am not gonna put up with this type of theatrics.
This is a court room, not the National Theater.
Let's stick with the issues before us.
Mr.
Cutler, please continue.
I have nothing further, Your Honor.
Ms.
Emerson? Ms.
Link, how do you know that the robot was actually reading the material you provided? He looked at it, and he remembered it.
- I don't know how else- - Wasn't he merely scanning the documentation, like any photocopy machine storing it like any laptop computer? Laptop computers don't enjoy poetry.
Adam liked to hear the sound of poetry, particularly when I read it to him.
Wasn't the robot merely reacting the way you wanted it to the way it was programmed to? You don't get it.
Shortly after my mother died Adam and I were in the lab together, and I started to cry.
And Adam came over and asked me what was wrong.
I told him to go away.
And then Adam said something to me that I will remember as long as I live.
He said to me, "Mina, I will never leave you.
" Don't you see? He was trying to console me.
He saw that I was in pain, and he wanted it to stop.
That is not something that can be programmed, Ms.
Emerson.
That is something that comes from inside.
Deep inside.
It's what makes us human.
No further questions, Your Honor.
I've got Emerson right where I want her.
And tomorrow, judge Clancy is gonna find out that his choices are extremely limited.
I'm about to push constitutional protection to the point of absurdity.
I was not aware that this hearing was intended to be a lesson in the absurd.
I can't expect you to see the beauty in this, but I'm gonna force that judge to put a talking mannequin albeit a highly sophisticated one, on trial for murder.
Is that how you really see me, Mr.
Cutler, as a talking mannequin? Your design and your construction are nothing short of genius but even you must understand that you're basically a takeoff on the thoughts and feelings that Dr.
Link programmed into you.
A man suffers, a man bleeds, a man has a soul- I could snap your neck as if it were a toothpick.
In that sense,you're right.
I'm not like most men.
But like most men, I choose not to.
- Let me go.
- Why? Because I have respect for life, all life even that of a jaded attorney who wants to put a talking mannequin on trial to discredit the legal system.
You don't know me, Mr.
Cutler.
You don't know anything about me.
The thought that Dr.
Link, my creator, my friend, is dead saddens me to no end.
And the thought that I may have killed him even if by accident, is abhorrent to me.
Do you understand? I do suffer.
But unlike men, my face doesn't show my feelings.
Now, please, leave me alone.
Dr.
Linstrop, as head of Dr.
Link's department at the university I assume it's safe to say that you knew Dr.
Link personally.
That's correct.
And what kind of man was he? He was a good man.
A good friend.
Doctor, as an expert yourself in artificial intelligence I assume it's also safe to say that you were familiar with the research involving Adam Link.
I'm familiar with the inner workings of Adam, if that's what you mean.
Could you, in layman's terms, describe for the court exactly whatAdam is? Well, he's a true synthetic human.
He possesses a frame that mimics the human body in almost every detail.
But most significantly Dr.
Link succeeded in creating a very advanced type of brain capable of decision making and problem solving.
Would you that say he is capable of human emotions? No, I would suggest that he can adopt some but not necessarily all human emotions.
Yes or no, Doctor.
Is he capable of human emotion? I would have to say yes.
Where would he derive these emotions from? From his environment.
From his programmer, in this case, Dr.
Link.
Would you describe Dr.
Link as possessing the emotions of a mindless killer? Certainly not.
Your Honor, I must object to this line of questioning.
Once again, counsel is seeking an acquittal for his client.
Move on to something else, Mr.
Cutler.
Dr.
Linstrop, as head of Dr.
Link's department at the university weren't you also responsible for disbursing the funds for his research? Up until the time I had to cut funding, yes.
Why was that? Quite simply, spending priorities were changing.
Yet Dr.
Link continued his research up until the day he died.
Where did he get the money? Outside research grants, I suppose.
Thank you, Doctor.
Dr.
Linstrop, the lab technician who found Dr.
Link's body testified that the robot was raging out of control in the lab.
Could you explain the circumstances that might cause the robot to behave this way? Interruption of his power supply, certain reprogramming.
Is it possible to simulate such reprogramming? Yes.
I could redirect one of the fiber optics leading to his iridium memory bank by using a bypass card.
I ask the court's indulgence.
Your Honor, if prosecution is suggesting what I think she's suggesting I strongly object.
- On what grounds? - That these theatrics, as you put it have no relevancy to these proceedings and may be harmful to my client.
I think such a demonstration would be quite germane.
Or, Ms.
Emerson, could this be dangerous? Your Honor, we have Dr.
Link's remote unit that would enable us to shut down the robot's motor skills entirely.
- Mr.
Cutler, I do not want this.
- Proceed, Doctor.
I'm sorry, Adam.
There's nothing I can do.
Adam, disengage right access panel.
Panic.
Panic.
Panic.
Kill him.
Kill him.
Kill him.
Dr.
Linstrop, help him! Do something! Stop the program! Stop it! Please help him! Can you help him, please? Panic.
Panic.
Panic.
Adam, stop it.
! Abort.
! Abort.
! Let me go.
! How were you able to reconstruct those images for playback? I can't be sure.
But I believe it had something to do with the trauma I experienced in court.
Somehowthe neural cells for that time period have become accessible to me.
Mina, I'm so sorry.
I can't think of anything else to say.
I don't know why this happened.
It wasn't your fault.
Clearly it was.
Dad was obviously doing some kind of reprogramming that caused you to react the same way you did in court today.
I don't hold you responsible.
Please, please, believe that.
But exactly what was your father doing to Adam? That's what we need to find out.
All I can remember is waking up in a panic.
As if I was having a nightmare in which a part of me was slipping away, being destroyed.
It sounds like Dr.
Link wasn't just crossing wires to getAdam to go berserk.
- What are you getting at? - Something Dr.
Linstrop said that keeps sticking in my mind.
That funding for Adam was cut off and Dr.
Link needed to find new sources of income.
Mina, where would your father keep his financial records? What you're looking at are all the deposits I made for Dad over the last six months.
I noted where the checks came from in the memo column.
- Fischer Aerospace.
- What about them? They paid your dad more than $50,000 last year.
That was for a commercial airline tracking system.
He was designing it for them.
There's nothing commercial about Fischer Aerospace.
They're strictly a defense industry contractor.
But that's not what concerns me.
- What is it? - There was nothing about Fischer in the documents the DA's office turned over to me.
Hi, Don.
You've been holding out on me, Counselor.
I don't know what you're talking about, Counselor.
The documents in the Adam Link case.
You're obliged to turn over everything you found in Dr.
Link's office.
- I've done just that.
- Except for the Fischer Aerospace file.
Oh, that file was marked "National Security.
" - You're not entitled to it.
- That might be true if this were a civil proceeding but I think we both know I could easily argue this is now a criminal matter.
And I want that file, Carrie.
It really doesn't matter, you know.
After my little demonstration in court yesterday this file's not gonna help you one iota.
Besides,Judge Clancy takes a dim view of having his courtroom trashed.
If I were in your position, I might've done the same thing.
Well, you have been in my position and you have done the same thing.
There's a difference.
I'd have got away with it.
Come on, Thurman, get in.
I don't bite much.
- Twice around the capital, Harry.
- Yes, sir, Colonel.
I'm Colonel Birch.
I was wondering when you were gonna fit the pieces together.
I'm not sure I have.
Let's just say that you have enough to make some people a bit nervous.
And you're the nervous type.
Okay, let's see.
Dr.
Link ran out of money, and he became the beneficiary of a defense contractor.
And he was refitting Adam for a military application maybe a soldier? Think about the implications.
In a hostage situation, just send in Adam.
In flare-ups around the globe just send in Adam.
Hell, send in a whole army of Adams, for that matter if it means saving the lives of American servicemen.
Somehow I don't see Adam as the perfect killing machine.
That's where we ran into trouble.
The military indoctrination Adam was receiving was being sabotaged.
Sabotaged? By whom? I believe you know them.
Gandhi, Whitman and Emerson.
Seems like the more educated Adam became the less stomach he had for fighting.
So your super-soldier became a poet.
That's rich.
That's damn poetic.
Adam went AWOL.
Don't take it too hard, Birch.
It's not the first time.
It's not gonna happen this time.
Adam must be destroyed.
Now, in the context of this hearing before it becomes a public circus murder trial.
Relax, Birch.
This case is lost, no matter what I do.
The DOI is very particular about keeping files.
We currently have enough documented professional misconduct on you to make your next retirement imminent and permanent.
Pull over, Harry.
Don't be afraid.
I'm not doing anything here that should concern you.
- Go to sleep.
- Yes, Dr.
Link.
Thank you, Adam.
Adam, stop.
! Abort.
! Abort, Adam.
! Let me go.
! Adam, what was that you just showed the judge? The moment of Dr.
Link's death.
- Through your eyes? - Yes.
Will you describe for the court, in your words what happened during the time the screen went blank when Dr.
Link told you to shut down and the time the screen flickered back on and you shoved Dr.
Link.
I was in sleep mode.
And will you describe any sensations you had in sleep mode any thoughts, any feelings? Objection.
Your Honor, the robot's so-called state of mind at the time of Dr.
Link's death is irrelevant.
Your Honor, I'm not so interested in determining whatAdam's state of mind was at the time of Dr.
Link's death as I am of convincing you that he has a state of mind.
This goes to the very heart of these proceedings.
I will allow it.
The witness may answer the question.
As the playback indicates, at approximately 9.
:20 Dr.
Link advised me to go into sleep mode, which I did.
At 9.
:35, I experienced strange sensations which I can only liken to human dreams.
And will you describe those sensations? I felt as if my brain center was slowly disintegrating.
That my mind was somehow being removed from my body.
I thought I was dying and started to panic.
I struggled blindly to get free.
I had no awareness at the time that I was hurting Dr.
Link.
When I regained consciousness, I was in the alley where the guard found me.
I did not know where I was or how I got there.
Thank you, Adam.
I would like to submit into evidence these canceled checks, drawn on the account of Fischer Aerospace and made payable to Dr.
Charles Link.
I would also like to submit this memo to Dr.
Link from the head of research and development at Fischer and dated just two days prior to Dr.
Link's death.
The memo reads in part "Please be advised that the defense department funding will be suspended until you can successfully demonstrate that the problems in reconfiguring the brain center of the SH2" -That's Adam- "For military operations can be overcome.
Reconfiguring the brain center of the SH2 for military operations.
" On the night in question, Dr.
Link was trying to wipe outAdam's mind and reprogram it for military indoctrination in order to maintain funding for his continued research.
Your Honor, this is all just speculation.
However, if Mr.
Cutler's theory is correct and the Adam Link project is a military experiment gone awry then it would only support the State's position that this robot is an uncontrollable instrument of death.
- And it has no constitutional rights.
- Adam has sat in this courtroom for days without so much as snapping a pencil.
Only when a plastic object was inserted into his brain center did he demonstrate any violent behavior.
Similarly, when he became concerned that he was being lobotomized by Dr.
Link Your Honor, Dr.
Link and Fischer Aerospace are not on trial.
He became hysterical and he tried to protect himself in the same way that any human being would with an instinct to survive.
- Objection.
Your Honor- - The only conclusion to be made is that Fischer Aerospace and the unfortunate Dr.
Link himself are responsible for the violent behavior which resulted in Dr.
Link's death.
Mr.
Cutler, that's enough.
Objection sustained.
Such outbursts are not helping your case, Mr.
Cutler.
Now would you like to continue questioning the witness? Your Honor, the defense rests.
Ms.
Emerson, cross-examination? - No, thank you, Your Honor.
- Very well.
This court is recessed till 9:00 a.
m.
tomorrow at which time I will render my decision.
You realize it's over for you, Cutler.
You just sang your swan song.
Colonel, I hope I got the notes right.
Guess I'm just gonna have to learn to like chess.
It is clear that the defendant is capable, under certain circumstances of losing control to the point where others may sustain serious injury even death.
On the other hand, the defendant has shown a propensity for such violence only when provoked to such an extent that no normal person can be expected to maintain complete control.
Is Adam Link a person? The Constitution defines person as human being and although Adam does not have the physical body of a man he has exhibited human qualities which are similar to if not identical to, that of any other person.
Now it may be argued that the framers of the Constitution never intended its protections to be extended to an inorganic being such as Adam.
But the Constitution itself is an organic ever-changing document a document which empowers the courts to interpret and reinterpret its meaning within the context of our times.
Based on these observations I hereby find thatAdam Link is a person entitled to the rights accorded to our citizens under the Constitution and is hereby ordered to stand trial for any alleged crimes the District Attorney's Office sees fit to file against him.
Until such time, the defendant is remanded to the custody of the county jail.
This court stands adjourned.
You did it.
Carrie! Adam! Is he all right? Don't be afraid, Adam.
Don't be afraid.
Empathy, sacrifice, love- these qualities are not confined to walls of flesh and blood but are found within the deepest, best parts of man's soul no matter where that soul resides.