Without A Trace s01e18 Episode Script

The Source

So Benny shot the guy.
I think he was too much ofa badass to get rid ofthe gun.
Because he thought Cattan would protect him? Yeah.
But he didn't.
That's the one thing about Freddy Cattan.
He'll always do what's right for Freddy.
Through his attorney, New York nightclub owner, Freddy Cattan issued a statement denying any involvement in the shooting.
However, the source who gave me this exclusive interview continues to assert that Mr.
Cattan ordered the hit and that Benny Ruiz simply pulled the trigger.
But for now, the controversial and elusive Freddy Cattan will not be charged with any crime.
I'm Delia Rivers from Channel 6 News.
- The caped crusader.
- Now we'll see if it sticks.
Thanks to you and your secret source, the cops found Benny's gun.
Have a little faith.
Faith requires more sleep than I'm getting.
You don't have to single-handedly take on the entire underbelly of the city.
Sure, I do.
- Are you hungry? - I got promos to cut.
Come on.
I'm buying.
You want to wait an hour? - It's okay.
I'll be fine.
- Don't forget we have an interview with the head of public school security tomorrow.
- 8:30? - Your turn to bring real coffee.
No blue cups.
Hi, Jack.
It's Delia Rivers.
Jack, I know you're really busy but if you could get back to me, I would appreciate it.
She's been missing about 36 hours.
She left the newsroom at 8:30 Tuesday night.
Missed an important interview the following morning.
Hasn't answered her home phone, cell phone, or pager.
- They check her apartment? - Yes.
No purse, cell or keys.
The doorman said she never came home that night.
You know, she's made a lot of enemies over the years, Jack.
She left me a message the other night.
You have three saved messages.
First saved message sent Tuesday at 8:32 p.
Hi, Jack.
It's Delia Rivers.
I know this is the second time I'm calling you today but I just want to get some background from you.
It doesn't ha ve anything to do with any case that you're working on but I thought you might be able to help me.
I know you're really busy, but if you could get back to me I would appreciate it.
You might be the last person she called.
I should've called her back.
For now, the controversial and elusive Freddy Cattan will not be charged with any crime.
I'm Delia Rivers from Channel 6 News.
- When did this air? - Tuesday, 11:00.
Three hours after she left work.
If Freddy Cattan was trying to eliminate her because of this he knew about it before it aired.
You see him going after her the same night this airs? He's begging for us to knock at his door.
What do we have on this guy? Cattan, a smalltime pot and coke dealer in Philly in the late'90s.
He moved to New York two years ago.
The DEA picked up on his scent when he graduated to heroin.
Another upstanding citizen.
His legit gig is that he owns a nightclub and two restaurants.
How about her source? My guess is Diego Mondesi, Cattan's right-hand man.
Word on the street is that he's getting ready for a major power play.
You know, Delia got a call on her cell that night, 8:42.
Right after she called you.
From a construction worker in Dayton, Ohio.
He'd never heard of her.
Cloned phone.
Maybe Mondesi calling to set up another rendezvous.
We should check everything that she was investigating.
Martin, Vivian, check out her apartment.
Samantha, we'll go check out Channel 6.
Danny, see if you can locate Mr.
Got it.
You have any idea who the source is? Somebody close to Cattan, obviously.
She's been riding him hard for the last month.
Do you have the undistorted version of the tape? - I've never seen or heard it.
- When was the interview done? She brought the tape in yesterday.
Cops found the gun, arrested Benny.
We were on at 11:00.
If she had to run for some reason, do you have any idea where she might go? She wouldn't run.
And I don't know where she'd run to.
Both her parents are dead, and I haven't heard about any other family.
- Boyfriend? - A lot of suitors but none that I've ever heard about.
I always tease her: all work and no play.
What else was she working on lately? There was one story.
She wouldn't even tell me what it was.
She said if it all came together, it would rock the city.
I tried to push her.
Come on, Delia, it's me.
I told you.
Not until I have more.
You can't walk around here bragging about the Peabody and then not give me a taste.
I never said anything about the Peabody.
All I can tell you is that if I break this I think I might be able to get the death penalty abolished in New York.
This was when? Two days before she disappeared.
- Did she mention she was gonna call me? - No.
She left a message asking for some background but she didn't say what it was for.
Do you think it was about Cattan? She had plenty of background on him.
Probably more than you guys have.
I'll need everything.
Notes, tapes, everything she was working on.
And a list of her sources.
Nobody knows who her sources are or where she keeps their information.
That's how she makes her livelihood.
She has never blown anyone's anonymity.
She's not gonna win any happy homemaker awards.
I don't think that's what she was going for.
Pretty good form.
Brown belt.
That's serious.
She must've thought she needed it.
- FBI.
- Hey, nice ponytail.
Gentlemen, what can I do for you? I wanted to ask you about Delia Rivers.
Beautiful woman, intelligent, ambitious.
Not without her charm.
She seemed to be quite interested in you.
She's interested in headlines.
Can't blame her for that.
That's her job.
- Hey.
Full tilt.
- Sorry about that.
Accidents happen.
Delia found a rat in your crew, Freddy.
I have 95 employees.
It's not a crew.
- How about Diego Mondesi? - What about him? - Is he an employee? - Unfortunately not.
Here you go, Fred.
We had creative differences.
You don't have any idea where we could find him, do you? - I think he took a vacation.
- Really? Where? In Tokyo, I believe.
- Tokyo? - Yeah.
He's very interested in sashimi.
You have a card? - I'll tell him to call you when he gets back.
- No.
It's not a problem.
I think we better find Diego Mondesi.
Hey, I think I got something here.
Initials, codes.
Her sources.
The station converted to digi-beta last year but I have our old broadcasts on three-quarter inch.
Don't worry about it.
We can deal with all different formats.
Delia and I have done Thirteen led to arrests and convictions.
Hey, there.
I was hoping you could help us out.
We think this is a list of Delia's sources.
As you can see, it's a pretty elaborate system.
No, this is exactly the point.
She didn't want anyone to be able to decipher it.
Well, I'll have to get this to our hieroglyphics department.
We couldn't have charged Benny without Delia.
- Her source gave us the gun.
- Any idea who the source is? Cattan's ruthless.
Whoever's doing it has a death wish.
- Diego Mondesi, perhaps? - Possible.
He's close enough to the guy.
Did Delia talk to anybody else in your office? Or did she deal with you exclusively? You know Delia.
She'll go where the story is.
But if she had a choice, she'd come to me.
- When was the last time that you saw her? - A couple of days ago.
Did she mention any threats? Did she say she was scared? God, I hope nothing's happened to her.
How are your kids? My daughter says the normal mourning period is 18 months.
She thinks I should start dating again.
Which is probably solid advice except she's 12.
That doesn't make her wrong.
How's your family? My wife and I are working through some stuff.
- We'll get there.
- Yeah, well, keep at it.
Here's notes I took whenever Delia came to interview me.
Did she speak to you about any of your capital cases? No.
Why? Her producer mentioned that she was working on some death row story.
- Let me make copies of these for you.
- Sure.
How you doing with that code? Lots of modified shorthand, which is easy enough to read.
Except the sources' names and key information.
They're in some sort of transposition cipher.
Don't we have people that do that kind of thing? Where do you think I got the term "transposition cipher"? Special Agent Johnson.
Hang on.
Vanessa Thompson wants to speak to Jack about Delia.
He'll be back in about 15 minutes.
You can send her up to the third floor reception.
It's an inventory receipt for an independent forensics lab.
They do mostly evidence testing for defense attorneys.
Did she say what it was for? She just said to give it to you.
- Hi.
- What're you doing here? I wanted to see you.
I've missed you.
Me or the leads? Okay.
I deserve that.
Relationships have never been my strongest suit.
You were good when you were there.
Is everything okay? There's some pretty heavy stuff going on.
That's not new.
And I need you to do something for me.
It's not what you're thinking.
I don't need you to tell me anything or confirm anything.
It's just that if anything happens to me I need you to give this to Jack Malone at the FBI.
What are you talking about? Are you in trouble? I can't talk about it.
But please take it.
Okay? No one really knew about us but Delia and I were involved.
For almost a year.
I was also a source for her.
- Did she tell you anything else? - No.
- When did she give you this? - Tuesday afternoon.
Must've been a few hours before she disappeared.
Delia brought it in on Monday.
The results came in this morning.
Except for a little dirt and a mustard stain, the jacket's clean.
- What was she having it tested for? - Blood and gunpowder.
Obviously she wanted to know if this was worn by a shooter.
Her producer said she was working on a death row case.
If this is related it would indicate that the person wearing it was not the shooter.
And the real killer's walking free.
Let's check all the recent death row cases in the Tri-State area.
You got it.
Capital cases? What's this about? - Something I'm working on.
- Delia Rivers.
- Maybe.
- I thought that was a Freddy Cattan thing.
She was investigating a death row case.
A dirty one.
So you come to your friendly neighborhood homicide detective? It's not just the friendly part.
You're also the cutest homicide detective I know.
And you're wondering if I've put any innocent men on death row? No, look, cops talk.
I thought maybe you'd heard something.
I thought you were just using me for my body.
You wish.
Look, you got to give me something more specific.
All right.
We think it was a shooting.
Buried evidence, a jacket.
- I'll see what I can do.
- Thank you.
- Will I see you tonight? - I hope so.
She shortened everything.
is Central Park.
Tion: Grand Central Station.
Okay, now what's this? "Sal.
" Ant.
Maybe it's aunt, like restaurant.
I'm guessing that's not Manhattan.
- The Bronx? - I think Queens.
Okay, let's see.
Okay, "Saldini's Bistro, Sally's Cake and Steak" "Salvadore & Son's Restaurant, Nice.
You hungry? Delia Rivers? Sure, I recognize her.
Cable's been on the fritz, but the rabbit ears get Channel 6 okay.
Her records show that she ate here seven times in the last six months.
In fact she was in just a couple of days ago.
- When exactly? - Let me see.
Meatloaf special.
That would be Monday.
- Did she come in here with anyone else? - No, she came in solo.
But there was a guy waiting at the table.
I don't remember the guy too well.
But I do remember that he handed her a box.
Yeah, it looked a little secret.
- Any idea what was in the box? - No.
She didn't take it out.
But she seemed pleased.
- Okay.
Thank you.
- Sure.
- Jack.
- David, come on in.
I was on my way home.
Thought I'd drop by see how things were going on the Delia Rivers front.
We're making some headway.
- Still looking like it's related to Cattan? - We're really not sure.
You mentioned something earlier about a death row case she was working on.
I think I can be of help if that's still the direction you're going.
We think that she was working on a hot dirty conviction.
We're just not sure which office it came out of.
- That's pretty serious.
- Yes, it is.
- Is there something on your mind? - No, it's sad, that's all if something happened to her, and she was just doing the right thing.
- Hopefully there's another explanation.
- Yeah.
Look, I got to get home.
It's the kids' bedtime.
The nanny can never get them settled down.
I understand that.
- I'll try and dig something up.
- Sure.
- Thanks for stopping by.
- Sure.
- Here you go.
- Thank you.
- What do you got there? - A take on dirty death row convictions.
- A reliable source? - He's certainly got incentive to be.
You and Delia.
Fuzzy boundaries.
It's how I like my relationships.
- Nice and complicated.
- Clearly.
We should cross-reference whatever you got from her notebook.
Can I see that list? My lips are sealed.
- You guys working on the death row stuff? - Yeah.
Right here.
I want you to check into David Wilkins' cases for me.
- The Assistant District Attorney? - Yeah.
- He say something? - Not exactly.
- All right.
We'll keep digging into it.
- Great.
Nice flowers.
Hi, Jack.
It's Delia Rivers.
I know that this is the second time I'm calling you today but I just want to get some background from you.
It doesn't have anything to do with any case that you're working on but I thought you might be able to help me.
Jack, I know you're really busy but if you could get back to me, I would appreciate it.
You have no further messages.
She wasn't calling for background.
She was calling because she was scared.
And with good reason.
We found Diego Mondesi.
He was shot in the groin and stuffed in the trunk.
Coroner here yet? No.
My guess is that he died this morning.
With a wound like that, it must've taken - a couple of hours for him to bleed out.
- Nice.
Got something in his mouth.
It's videotape.
Maybe Cattan's sending a message? Found this under the front seat.
It's the cloned phone.
He did call Delia the night she disappeared.
You got a permit for this? Your buddy Diego was murdered last night.
That's terrible.
- Where? - It wasn't Tokyo, that's for sure.
I don't think I've introduced myself.
I'm Paul Summers, Mr.
Cattan's attorney.
- Is my client a suspect here? - I think Diego was Delia's source.
He was ratting you out and you knew it.
Cattan is a legitimate businessman unfairly smeared by Ms.
Rivers who is conveniently hiding somewhere while her allegations run wild.
Let's hope for your sake that she is hiding.
- Where were you last night? - With my attorney.
All night? You guys having a sleepover? We were working late on a business deal.
Unless you have a formal complaint against my client this conversation is over.
I'll be in touch.
Harvard,'92? She's on her way out of the news building and she gets a call from Diego Mondesi.
Could be a coincidence, but I doubt it.
He's probably across the street watching her.
He makes an arrangement to see her that night.
Maybe Cattan was onto them.
He kidnaps or kills Delia, finds Mondesi, does him, too.
There's a reason she wants us to have that jacket.
- Something to do with Cattan.
- They are connected in some way.
I want you to double back and check all the capital cases.
All right.
Here's what I got from my all-nighter with her notebooks.
Delia was running down four stories in Forest Hills.
That's the same location as Salvadore's restaurant - where the guy gave her the jacket.
- Right.
All the leads for these stories hinge on crime scene evidence.
Which means someone was tipping her off.
It must be someone working the evidence room in Forest Hills.
It's got to be a cop.
Look, I don't have to tell you guys how many times a perp walks because of God-knows-what that some lawyer comes up with.
So I give her some info sometimes.
She gets her stories, I get some justice.
A vigilante? Delia only files a story when she's got the proof to back it up.
We have the jacket.
Why don't you tell us about it? You're doing the right thing, helping the kid out.
Let's keep it between us, okay? My mug won't look as good as yours does on TV.
Your secret's safe with me.
If you take this all the way, it's gonna be huge.
Got to get the test results first.
- So you tipped her to the jacket? - No.
This one she asked for.
- What made her ask for it? - I don't know.
- Which case? - You know the ADA Wilkins? - Yeah.
- His wife's murder.
Delia thinks they're railroading some kid for it.
They didn't have nothing.
The DA was heading down the street heard his wife get popped, saw two black men running away.
And 20 minutes later you were holding her shopping bag three blocks from the shooting.
- I found it in the alley.
- So you ran from the cops? I'm telling you, someone tossed it.
I picked it up.
I didn't kill that lady, man.
I didn't even know her! - What's this to you anyway? - Trying to get information on Delia Rivers.
What about her? When's the last time you saw her? Monday? She told me she was gonna get me out.
I brought your jacket in to be tested.
It'll take a few days but I'm sure it's gonna give us what we need.
If you say so.
The jacket's got to be clean.
Otherwise they would've used it as evidence against you.
I don't get it.
They buried it in the evidence room and it never made it on the log.
Your lawyer didn't know to look for it or have it tested.
Yeah, my lawyer.
Winston, we're gonna get you out of here.
Why are you doing this? 'Cause you're not supposed to be here.
Just hang in there.
This'll all be over soon.
She was supposed to come back yesterday.
I haven't heard from her.
She's been missing for two days.
- Nobody's heard from her.
- Oh, man.
I guess that's it for me, huh? Not necessarily.
- Who's that right there? - Daddy.
Let's go.
Are you guys coming in or.
No, we'll just wait for him in the office.
I promise I'll be quiet.
I want to see Daddy.
We don't want to bother him while he's working, okay? Come on, guys.
- Bye.
- Come on.
I'll tell Jack you're here.
- Daddy.
- Hey, sweetheart.
You're sitting in Daddy's chair.
You're making all the big decisions today? That's Daddy's work.
Okay? Thank you.
Hi, Hanna.
How's school? - What's going on? - I don't know.
Why don't you tell me? - What are you talking about? - A man threatened us.
- Who? - At the school.
He knew my name he knew the kids' names.
- You just need to calm down, okay? - Don't tell me to calm down.
You want to keep everything to yourself, that's fine.
- Not when it comes back to us like this.
- Take a deep breath.
I can't decipher this.
Take me through it step by step.
- What happened? - I got out of court early today so I told Kerry I wanted to pick the girls up from school.
And I'm putting them in the car and this man walks up.
And he basically leans into the car.
And he starts talking to us.
Like he knows us.
And so I said to him, "Look, I'm sorry, but.
" That I didn't know him.
And he says: "You don't want to know me.
" And then he walks away.
And the girls heard this? I don't think Kate understood this really, but you know Hanna.
She's a sponge.
She knew right away that something was wrong.
- What did this guy look like? - Huge.
Dark hair.
Did he have a ponytail? Yeah.
- So you know who this is? - Yes, I do.
Are you dealing with a man who threatens people's families - and you don't tell me? - I had no idea.
- Isn't this your job? - I'm sorry.
I'm not a clairvoyant.
Don't be sorry.
Just take care of this, okay? I need help.
One of Cattan's thugs just threatened my family.
- Are they all right? - They're fine.
I'll move them upstairs till tonight.
Then I'll move them to a hotel.
I'll arrange transportation and surveillance.
Chances are, if he did this to me, he did it to Wilkins.
Get me everything you have on David Wilkins.
All right.
So Delia had this jacket tested? At an independent forensics lab.
These are the results.
Winston Bell is innocent.
Delia knew it.
She came to you wanting the truth.
- That is ridiculous.
- Come on, David.
Two years ago you were after Cattan for heroin distribution.
- He told you to back off.
- You don't know what you're saying.
Two of his men beat you up on your way home.
- I've seen the police reports.
- It was a random mugging.
You refused to back off, so he killed your wife.
You withheld exculpatory evidence.
You let an innocent man go to jail.
Delia was going to expose you, so you gave her up.
I swear to God I didn't.
Diego Mondesi was her source.
You tipped Freddy off.
He killed them both.
Mondesi was not her source.
I asked her.
She didn't say who it was, but it wasn't Mondesi.
- You expect me to believe that? - I swear to God.
Jack, he killed my wife! He threatened my children! I was trying to protect my family.
But I would never do that to Delia.
I'll help you in whatever way you need.
I want this over.
Look, if Delia's source isn't Diego Mondesi, then who is it? Jack, the source.
If we can find the source, we might be able to get to Cattan.
Okay, Benny Ruiz is in jail, right? Those goons are just enforcers.
So who's close enough to him to be dangerous? The lawyer.
Summers, thanks for coming in.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Please take a seat.
Exactly what kind of cooperation am I giving? We're trying to get to the bottom of what happened to Mr.
Diego Mondesi was a business associate of my client.
As much as I'd like to help you I am bound by the attorney-client privilege.
- Pull up Delia's source file.
- How did we do with that? It took them a while, but they got it pretty cleaned up.
Like he was too much of a badass to get rid of the gun.
How long have you worked for Mr.
Cattan? Six years.
- Before that you worked in a law firm.
- That's right.
Though I'm not quite sure what relevance that has to anything.
Excuse me for a second.
- Well? - It's a match.
No, I was just thinking how unusual it must be to work for a man with such diverse business interests.
- Must scare the crap out of you.
- Excuse me? I imagine it's not exactly what you signed on for.
Working for a man who kills his friends who's not afraid to threaten a district attorney or an FBI agent.
It's not what your parents had in mind when they pushed you to go to law school.
- I think I'm going to excuse myself.
- Sit down.
I'll tell you when you can go.
Now we know that you were Delia's source.
We've matched your voice to the anonymous interview that you gave.
And it's only a matter of time before Freddy Cattan finds out.
You want me to testify? You had no problems being in the shadow, letting Delia take all the heat.
I can't, legally.
You are involved in every aspect of Mr.
Cattan's day-to-day operations.
That precludes you from your attorney-client privilege.
Do you understand? Even if you can prove that, you can't protect me.
I tell you anything, I don't make it through the weekend.
Am I being charged with anything here? - No.
- Then I'm going to leave now.
Have a nice life.
What's left of it.
- Get him? - No.
- What next? - Turn up the heat.
FBI! Keep your hands where we can see them.
Turn around.
Get your hands up.
What do we have here? Big guy, big gun, huh? Ex-felons carrying concealed weapons.
Now, that's not good.
What the hell are you doing? Delia Rivers sends her regards.
Hi, Jack.
It's Delia Rivers.
Let's try stripping the "Jack.
" Leave a space.
Now, let's pull the "Freddy" from her last broadcast.
The time code is 02:36.
Freddy Cattan issued a statement.
Drop that in there.
Hi, Freddy.
It's Delia Rivers.
- Good.
- Okay.
Now we need "surprised.
" It's the one labeled "Slum Lords of New York.
" Time code 00:47.
How are the kids? Kate's making a Hogwart's schoolhouse out of paperclips.
Hanna managed to find an Us magazine with Hillary Duff on the cover, so.
Who the hell is Hillary Duff? Her latest obsession.
You got a new lamp.
I got a couple.
So you gonna tell me what this is about? - Delia Rivers.
- I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, Jack.
I heard about that on the news.
Excuse me, Jack, Mrs.
We're set.
I'll be right there.
It's gonna be okay.
- What did you say to them? - Nothing.
I didn't tell them anything.
Don't worry.
You don't want me to worry? Why are you so nervous? I'm fine.
You're acting paranoid.
Look, they don't have anything on us.
It's all a bluff.
Yeah? Hi, Freddy.
It's Delia Rivers.
Surprised? Thought you might be.
It's Delia Rivers.
That bitch is supposed to be dead.
Where are you? Just wanted you to know the FBI knows everything.
Your time's up.
What the hell is going on? I don't know.
How should I know? This is not possible.
Diego said he killed her.
Maybe you should've gotten confirmation before you shot Diego.
Got enough.
Let's go.
I don't like the way you look.
What are you talking about? You look a lot like a rat.
Are you a rat, Summers? Okay, just calm down, Freddy.
All right? I didn't-- Are you wearing a wire? No! Let's start over again, huh? Let's put things together.
What? - It wasn't Diego? - No, it.
Who else could it be? What did they say to you? What kind of deal did they make you? What did they do? I didn't say anything.
Freddy, no.
- What did they do? - Nothing.
I didn't say anything.
Circle around the back.
- Put the gun down, Freddy.
- Back off or he's dead.
- I'm not going anywhere.
- I said, back off or he's dead.
Go ahead, shoot him.
Do what you got to do.
- Are you gonna kill him? - You'll shoot him.
You're gonna shoot him.
I'll shoot him.
You think I give a crap? Shoot him.
No, come on.
You shoot him.
- Let's go.
- Relax, Freddy.
Hand me the gun.
This is your lucky day, pal.
- Are we going to the hotel? - No, I'm gonna take you home.
It's over.
- Are you all right? - Yeah.
I'm fine.
I promise you.
It's really over.
You find Delia? Unfortunately not.
Think she's dead? Yes.
Oh, man.
She did right by you.
Your paperwork is being processed.
You're being released from here.
- Are you serious? - Yes.
Thank you.
Don't thank me.
Thank Delia.
In the wake ofAssistant District Attorney David Wilkins' resignation an investigation is being launched into the DA's handling of various cases.
The Governor has convened a blue-ribbon panel.
Club owner Freddy Cattan who allegedly masterminded the attempt to get the DA to drop the drug investigation has been charged in the death of Diego Mondesi as well.
And Winston Bell, the subject of Delia Rivers' final report is scheduled to be released next week from death row.
While the search for Delia Rivers continues the police ha ve yet to find her body.
And a memorial service is scheduled for Saturday.
Gwen Daniels for WNKN News.
Mark Lathon, Headline News.
This is Chris Morton filling in for Delia Rivers, Channel 6 News, Crimestop.