(the lights are out. Chris is searching around using a torch. She trips over something that makes a loud noise)
(he is in bed and turns on the light)
DORY: What are you doing?
CHRISTINE: Nothing. Just go back to sleep.
DORY: Tell me what it is and I'll help you find it.
CHRISTINE: My jacket. Seems to have disappeared.
DORY: Well, you see, that's the trouble with unique freaks. You can't remember where you put things. Your jacket's in your closet.
CHRISTINE: Oh yeah. The only thing in my closet is a very ugly bunch of shirts, Dory, none of them in my size. (throwing a bag at him) That was after I tripped over your bar bells!
DORY: You're right. I am a slob.
(he grabs her and pulls her on the bed)
CHRISTINE: Dory! Dory, stop it!
DORY: I cannot believe it.
CHRISTINE: I've got to go to work!
DORY: I'll clean up later, I promise.
CHRISTINE: I've got to go to work.
(he kisses her until she calms down)
CHRISTINE: Let me go.
DORY: Be honest. Do you think I'm proud of you?
CHRISTINE: No. I just wonder whose apartment this is sometimes. (he kisses her again) I give up. (after a while, she looks at her watch) Dory, I have got to go. I have to meet Mary Beth at six-thirty. ...Come on, let me go. Come on.
(she finally disentangles herself and kneels up)
DORY: What is this? What do you think about changing all this, huh?
DORY: Yeah. The whole thing here.
CHRISTINE: If I sounded like I wanted out, I don't.
DORY: No. Me neither. I was talking about making things more permanent. I mean, since I am ...here most of the time anyway.
CHRISTINE: You mean moving in together?
DORY: Well, er, a lot of people do it. I mean, do you want it?
CHRISTINE: Well, I think about it. I do. More with you than anybody.
DORY: Well, you er, mean you're not ready. Right?
CHRISTINE: Do you hate me?
DORY: What do you think, huh?
(he kisses her gently)
[Back lot outside a derelict building]
(detectives are on the fire escape)
(the car is outside the building. Its boot lid is open. The duo is sitting in it, well wrapped up)
MARY BETH: And this doctor has more good news. 'Back injuries are very unpredictable' he says. So he wants Harve to move as little as possible. ...Do you know what that means?
CHRISTINE: He's not very well.
MARY BETH: He can't get out of bed!
CHRISTINE: For how long?
MARY BETH: 'til the muscle spasms stop. Doctor couldn't say how long that would be. A hundred dollars he charged for that.
CHRISTINE: Well, can't Harvey's mother help out?
MARY BETH: Muriel's in the Bahamas. Remember? She went on that cruise for her bingo.
CHRISTINE: Oh yes. So who does that leave nursing the patient?
MARY BETH: Guess.
[Back lot outside a derelict building]
SAMUELS: (into walkie-talkie) OK, everybody, heads up. They're on their way.
(Petrie and Isbecki become into the back lot)
ISBECKI: (as he passes the car) All right. Go.
(the duo gets out and follows. Other detectives dressed as vagrants who have been huddling round a brazier draw their guns and move. The detectives on the fire escape move down)
(Petrie and Isbecki come into the building and meet a man. Petrie has his arm in a sling)
ISBECKI: I'm Paul. (pointing to Petrie) This is my friend.
(the man let's them go down into the boiler room)
[Back lot outside a derelict building]
(suddenly an alarm goes off and men and women flood out of the building. The detectives apprehend them)
MARY BETH: (backing a man against a wall) That's it! That's far enough! Turn around!
[Back lot outside a derelict building]
(blue and white patrol cars arrive and take over the apprehended people. Isbecki has a man in an arm-lock)
SAMUELS: What happened to you?!
ISBECKI: He took a bite at me.
SAMUELS: Come on. Get going! Get going! Come on.
(a man runs into Chris)
CHRISTINE: Back up! Back up! back up! Back up!
(he is backed up against a mesh gate the other side of which Mary Beth has her detainee)
MARY BETH: Aha, what have we got here?! What do you call this here, huh? Dope, I call it. You have the right to remain silent. Give me your hands. (Chris shows Mary Beth a packet of dope from her detainee)
CHRISTINE: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say...
(Chris recognises Mary Beth's detainee. His name is Jim Driscoll)
[Detectives' Squad room]
(the room is a hive of activity. The holding cell is stuffed full of detainees from the raid)
CHRISTINE: (into phone) Possession. ...One pound, cocaine. ...Dory, it's crazy down here. ...No, I don't think you should come down. ...Well, because I thought you'd like to know. ...I...
(he has rung off. Chris slams the phone down)
MARY BETH: You called Dory about the Driscoll thing?
CHRISTINE: It was a private conversation, Mary Beth.
MARY BETH: Then why were you talking about my collar?
CHRISTINE: Driscoll was Dory's sponsor in the detox programme. I met him before he stopped seeing Dory.
MARY BETH: He helped Dory get off dope?
MARY BETH: What was he doing in the shooting gallery with half a gram of cocaine?
CHRISTINE: I don't know. Neither does Dory.
MARY BETH: I wish you hadn't have called him, Chris. He can't do anything about it and it makes you personally involved.
CHRISTINE: Maybe somebody dumped it on him.
MARY BETH: It was dope, Christine.
COLEMAN: Excuse me, ladies. Did you fill out these reports?
CHRISTINE: Yeah. Why?
COLEMAN: I don't understand Chinese. Do you want to translate it for me?
CHRISTINE: (grabbing the reports) That's not Chinese, Coleman, that's English.
ISBEKI: Hey, do you know what the doctor called this?
PETRIE: A scratch. A superficial knife wound.
ISBEKI: (holding up his bandaged arm) Intermuscular laceration.
STEIGER: (coming out of the office and following Samuels) Bail bonds provide a legitimate service.
SAMUELS: You normally let out winos.
STEIGER: I'm entitled to advertise.
SAMUELS: And corpses!
STEIGER: So, we look at tomorrow. We take a long shot.
SAMUELS: We made the raid two hours ago. How many have you hooked so far?
STEIGER: I am arranging bail for eleven of your detainees.
[Precinct House front desk]
COLEMAN: Lieutenant, we're running out of holding space here.
SAMUELS: Well, tell it to the taxpayers, Coleman.
STEIGER: I'm just trying to speed up the process.
(an unknown man is holding the payphone receiver)
UNKNOWN MAN: (to Samuels) Excuse me, do you have a quarter? My old ladies ...
SAMUELS: (pointing at Steiger) Ask him. He makes more money than I do!
(Steiger digs in his pocket and finds a coin. The unknown man looks across at Driscoll who is in the holding cell)
[Detectives' Squad room]
(Mary Beth is collecting up evidence bags from the other detectives)
MARY BETH: I think calling him was a bad idea.
CHRISTINE: Just let it go, Mary Beth.
DORY: (who has been talking to Driscoll in the holding cell) You got a minute?
[Precinct House yard]
DORY: That coke wasn't his. Jimmy was trying to sponsor some guy for the programme.
DORY: Well, who knows. He called himself Kevin Smith. When Jimmy heard he went back on speedballs. He went back to the gallery to get him out. When you moved in, Kevin got away.
CHRISTINE: So it's all a big mistake? ...Dory, come on! How many perps have you collared who say exactly the same thing?
DORY: I owe it to him, Chris.
CHRISTINE: Dory, look I know what he means to you. And I know he got you through a really rough time.
DORY: He saved my life! Do you think he's gonna lie to me about something like this?!
CHRISTINE: I don't know! ...Anyway, it's up to the judge now.
DORY: Yeah. Sure. Jimmy's an ex-user. Persistent felony act. The judge is gonna listen real hard and then throw the key away.
CHRISTINE: Dory, I don't know what you want from me.
DORY: It's less than half a gram. Two-bit possession charge. The kind that gets lost in the shuffle everyday.
CHRISTINE: I've got work to do.
DORY: (as she goes back inside) Chris!
CHRISTINE [OC]: I'll talk to you later.
(Harvey is sitting, propped up in bed. Mary Beth has been changing the bedding. Harvey is examining a bowl of food)
HARVEY: Mary Beth, there is something in here.
MARY BETH: It's probably a piece of shell. Just float it out, Harve.
HARVEY: I didn't know soft-boiled eggs had shells in 'em.
MARY BETH: Of course not.
HARVEY: And they weren't even runny. (he puts the bowl aside) You used to break up the toast for me.
MARY BETH: You hurt your back, not your hand. You can break up toast.
HARVEY: Ah, it wouldn't be the same.
(the boys have come in)
MICHAEL: (pointing to a stain on his shirt) Look what Harvey Jr. did.
HARVEY JR.: I did not.
MARY BETH: Those are school clothes!
MICHAEL: It wasn't my fault.
HARVEY JR.: Liar!
MARY BETH: Don't call your brother a liar! (to Michael) You. Get in the bathroom. You're gonna be late for school.
HARVEY: Do you have to fight in here?
HARVEY JR.: I wasn't fighting. He was.
HARVEY: Mary Beth, I need a pain pill.
MARY BETH: You've got another one due in one hour and twenty-six minutes.
HARVEY: You've gotta be kidding!
MARY BETH: Somehow, Harve, I'm not in the mood to kid.
(Harvey picks up the bowl)
(Chris is standing with them)
SAMUELS: (holding an evidence bag) Your initials, Lacey?
MARY BETH: Yes sir.
SAMUELS: Do you have something more to say?
MARY BETH: Who was on duty in the Evidence Room, ...sir?
SAMUELS: Manelli. He says it came to him, just like that.
MARY BETH: I er, I could have sworn it was secured, sir.
SAMUELS: Well, it's not secure now! The seal is broken. The chain of evidence is broken, and the case is right out the window! And Driscoll, J. C. walks!
(Mary Beth looks at Chris)
SAMUELS: Damn it, Lacey! Any rookie knows how to seal an evidence bag!
CHRISTINE: Lieutenant, it was a zoo out there yesterday.
SAMUELS: Yes, I know, and this Driscoll case is just a rinky-dink possession, but that is no excuse! ...What was the purpose of this raid, Detective Lacey?
MARY BETH: To apprehend suspects, sir. To obtain information on dealers, sir.
SAMUELS: Right! ...But we can't obtain information from people we can't keep. ...Can we, Detective Lacey?!
MARY BETH: No sir.
SAMUELS: Detective Lacey, you can consider this an official oral reprimand!
(the duo looks aghast)
MARY BETH: Yes sir.
[Detectives' Squad room]
(Mary Beth heads out of the room)
CHRISTINE: Mary Beth!
ISBEKI: (waylaying Chris as she looks after Mary Beth) Hey, the did raid keep you up all night? Hey, you didn't nail one down, did ya? Hey, here's how I got this wound. It must have been from about number twenty. They seemed to have some kind of para-military thing going on. They were all trained like soldiers. Of course at the beginning I was kind of tense, you know, but...
CHRISTINE: Victor, I think there's plenty of time to hear about it plenty soon.
ISBEKI: Do you really think I'd make a good ...
CHRISTINE: Victor. Enough, OK!
(Isbecki goes off with the hump. Mary Beth comes back)
MARY BETH: Christine?
CHRISTINE: Oh, I've got a card from La Guardia. It's from Venezuela. He's on his way to Colombia.
MARY BETH: (looking at the card) Nice.
CHRISTINE: Are we going to have some lunch or something?
MARY BETH: No. I've just been down the evidence lock-in. Dory was there yesterday. His name's on the sign-up sheet.
(she tears up the unsealed evidence bag and throws it in the bin)
CHRISTINE: So he had business there.
MARY BETH: Boy, that's a big coincidence, huh? I mean, one day Dory's in the Evidence room, the next day his friend's case is thrown out.
CHRISTINE: Well, Mary Beth, he could have had a million reasons for being in that room. He plays racquetball with Manelli.
(Chris walks deliberately away to a filing cabinet. Mary Beth follows her)
MARY BETH: I sealed the envelope, Christine.
CHRISTINE: Then it came open by accident! (slamming the filing cabinet drawer) Dory's a good cop. He knows what it means to tamper with evidence.
MARY BETH: Does he? Did he know what it meant to be a responsible backup to me? Or knew what it meant to do dope in my home? (Chris walks away again) Harvey, never forgave him. Never!
CHRISTINE: (turning) Is that what all this about? Huh? (walking back to confront Mary Beth) Something that happened two years ago.
MARY BETH: Absolutely.
CHRISTINE: Well, I'm real bored with it. Dory kicked the habit. He has apologised.
MARY BETH: Right.
CHRISTINE: Now, I don't know what else he has to do to please you and old Harve. Be assured, Mary Beth, you don't ever have to invite Dory or me to home for dinner again. (she raises her arms) Ain't that great.
(Chris walks off)
MARY BETH: (to Isbecki who has been listening) Shut up.
(the door is being unlocked)
DORY: (into phone) Listen, I'll meet you at Haggerty's tomorrow for breakfast. ...You've got it. (Chris comes in) I'm glad it worked out, Jimmy.
CHRISTINE: News travels fast.
(she sits at the breakfast bar and puts her head on her arms)
DORY: Jimmy left a message on my machine. (he starts to feel her shoulders) A lot of nuts.
CHRISTINE: Yes. It's not been one of my tenderest days.
DORY: Do you want to talk about it?
CHRISTINE: No. Not really.
(she grabs a glass and puts some ice in it)
CHRISTINE: I ran into Frank Manelli. (picking up a liquor bottle) He says you came by to see him when he was on duty yesterday.
DORY: Oh, yeah. I needed some lab reports.
(she pours herself a slug)
DORY: Is that what's bothering you? ...Jimmy?
CHRISTINE: Yeah, it bothers me?
DORY: He assured me he was clean.
CHRISTINE: Well, we'll never know for sure.
(she takes a swig)
DORY: (pointing to the drink) Look at yourself. ...Do you hear yourself? ...That's why Jimmy never had a chance against the system. ...It doesn't care that he's recovering from a disease! ...It doesn't care that he's been busted by mistake. Just throw the junkies back in prison with the rest of the garbage! And then you wonder why he starts shooting again!
CHRISTINE: (taking a swig) Dory, you're not really being very objective.
DORY: Objective!! You wanna be objective! The man spent more nights up with me than I wanna remember! I screamed at him! I hit him! And still he stayed with me. ...He wouldn't give up on me. And he wouldn't let me give up on myself. Jimmy's done that for lots of people. ...So the justice system... Send them to hell anyway. So he got a... So he got a break. (a long pause while Chris stands looking at him) Just believe me, baby, ...this is the best way it could happen.
[Detectives' Squad room]
MARY BETH: (into phone) Honey, I'm sorry, I don't know why the TV's not working. ...Then you'll have to wait until Harve Jr. gets home from school. ...I made some soup. It's in the thermos. ...Yes, made with milk. ...No, Harve, (looking round) I don't know what it's like to spend an entire week in bed. I'd certainly like to find out. ...Good-bye. (Chris comes in) Hi ya.
CHRISTINE: Hi ya.
COLEMAN: Good morning, ladies. (to Chris) Here's this message I had for you about a half hour ago. This guy you took in the raid two days ago. He couldn't make bail so they took him to Rikers.
CHRISTINE: Than you, Coleman.
COLEMAN: No problem.
CHRISTINE: Ernie Cade. Couldn't make bail.
(the duo picks up their coats and leaves)
[Rikers Island interview room]
CADE: I know why you rousted us. It's not the little guy like me that you're interested in, is it? You just want us to tell you who the sources are. Am I right?
CHRISTINE: No. So far all you've done is tap dance. ...And scratch.
CADE: It's coke pox. ...I don't wanna do it, not anymore.
CHRISTINE: Do you know what I think, Cade? It's time to talk.
CADE: No. Now you haven't told me what you can do for me. I'm facing a lot of time in here.
MARY BETH: If your information checks out, then we'll talk about a deal.
CADE: Hey. I think I've gotta right to know.
CHRISTINE: Hey! Hey! take it or leave it!
CADE: OK. ...OK. They've got a system for getting the stuff into the city. I know something about their drops.
CADE: They move them around. It's a different place every week. ...You know. Movable drops!
CHRISTINE: That's it?
CHRISTINE: Great. Thanks for wasting our time, Ernie. (leaving) We just love driving out here for no reason at all.
CADE: No! No! Wait! Wait! That's not all. I can tell you!
CHRISTINE: Oh, forget it!!! You've been dancing us around here.
CADE: No, no, I swear I'm not. I swear on my mother's grave. Please. Come back, please. I know a distributor. (they come back) He's sort of a middleman. He gets the stuff from big man and then he takes it and sells it all over town. He's black. Classy guy. Smooth talker.
CHRISTINE: Why don't you give us the name, Ernie?
CADE: J, D. I think his real name ...is Driscoll.
MARY BETH: (as she leaves) We'll be in touch.
(Chris is outside looking in through the door window and listening)
DRISCOLL: So he says to me 'Hey man, man, I wanna talk to ya' So he says to me 'Man...' Mind you he had about two feet of white powder on his lips. He says to me 'Man I swear I was just eating sugar, sure enough' Funny, huh? (sitting in front of a young addict) Man, it was pathetic! (Chris comes in quietly) Because it's us. You and me. You know something, son. It's harder for a cokehead to quit than any other kind of junkie. But I guess you know that already.
ADDICT: Today! Man, I was sure I was gonna give in!
DRISCOLL: You can do it if you want to. If you wanna, knock your brains out for the rest of your life, or you can trust me. ...And the rest of the group. Because we'll always be right here. We're your family now.
(they stand up)
ADDICT: (embracing Driscoll) Thanks.
DRISCOLL: All right! It's gonna be all right, do ya hear? It's gonna be all right. Now, you go on home and get some sleep. And I'll call you first thing in the morning. (to Chris, ?as the addict leaves) Well, hi. You looking for Dory? ...Or are you looking for me?
DRISCOLL: Well, he left right after the meeting, ...about thirty minutes ago.
DRISCOLL: (as she goes to leave) Hey er, wait a minute. You know we have never really talked. ...Unless you count the other day when you were both reading me rights.
CHRISTINE: I don't think we have much to talk about.
DRISCOLL: You don't take no bull, do ya? You've got Dory's number and you're not afraid to fight. Well, I'm like that too.
CHRISTINE: Do you do this a lot?
DRISCOLL: Well, as much as I can. You see, well, I was a hardcore user. Come on in. ...One day I lucked out. And I got this programme instead of prison. Now I'm just trying to give a little of it back. Sometimes it's not that easy. Some of these people here at this meeting tonight, they'll be using it again in six months. But every once in a while somebody like Dory'll walk through. And it is that, don't you know, that makes the whole thing worthwhile!
CHRISTINE: Do you have a lot of people come through here?
DRISCOLL: Mm hm.
CHRISTINE: Do you know a user named Ernie Cade?
DRISCOLL: Ernie Cade!! Ha, ha, ha. Of course! Old Ernie. He's my lost cause. Every week he tells me he's gonna kick the habit. Say, you're not really looking for Ernie, are you? He's not a bad guy. ...A little crazy. But not bad.
CHRISTINE: Yeah, maybe not. Thanks.
DRISCOLL: (as she leaves) Now you take care now, do you hear?
[Detectives' Squad room]
MARY BETH: (into phone) No, just put down the phone in the kitchen. ...No! No, don't hang up, Michael. Er, just a second. (to Chris) Why didn't you tell me you were going to court this morning? (into phone) Michael, tell daddy I'll call him right back. ...No! I don't wanna hang up...
CHRISTINE: B. Culver, the first snatch I collared when I was off duty.
MARY BETH: (into phone) Michael, daddy didn't mean to say that word. ...No. ...Michael, you know that he's not been feeling well. Just a minute. (to Chris) I think we should talk with the Lieutenant about what we got from Ernie Cade.
CHRISTINE: What did we get? Not enough for a warrant. He'd laugh us right out of his office.
MARY BETH: (into phone) Michael, tell daddy I'll call him right back. OK?
(she rings off)
MARY BETH: You can't ignore a lead, Christine.
CHRISTINE: What lead, Mary Beth? Ernie Cade's one of the biggest con artists in the world. Famous for bum tips.
MARY BETH: It's the only thing we have.
CHRISTINE: I'm late for court so I don't have time to argue with you.
MARY BETH: I'll talk to the Lieutenant myself.
CHRISTINE: (shouts) When I get back!
MARY BETH: You won't be back the whole day!
CHRISTINE: It's not your case, it's our case. We have nothing concrete, so sit on it until I get back!
(the phone goes)
MARY BETH: (into phone) Lacey! Yes! ...Harve, sit on it! ...Yeah. ...You heed your back then.
[Precinct House front desk]
ISBECKI: There must have been about thirty of them. Heavily armed, combat trained.
COLEMAN: You, Victor Isbecki, single-handedly took 'em out! Right?
ISBECKI: Yeah. Hey, do you think Robert Redford would be interested in doing a story about a Polish cop?
MARY BETH: Coleman, have you got something for me?
COLEMAN: The guy who posted it
ISBECKI: (as Coleman escapes and Mary Beth goes to follow, he points to his bandaged arm) Hey, Lacey, I've haven't showed you...
COLEMAN: Yeah. ...Driscoll did make bail before his case was dropped. I remember the guy who posted it when his name popped up on the computer. Here it is. McGuinness, Joseph T. Funny kind of a guy, you know. Didn't smile or nothing. Saw a union trucker's card in his wallet.
MARY BETH: Could you do one more thing for me please?
COLEMAN: Like what?
MARY BETH: McGuinness, Joseph T. Where does he live or work.
COLEMAN: You know, sergeants are very busy people.
MARY BETH: I know. I'll return the favour.
COLEMAN: Can you keep Isbecki out of here?
HARVEY: (propped up in bed) I've been a kind of a jerk lately, huh? You don't have to say it. I have been.
MARY BETH: Well, you're upset.
HARVEY: It's no excuse. I'm gonna get better. I promise.
MARY BETH: (getting into bed and giving him a peck) Night, babe.
HARVEY: Night, night.
MARY BETH: Sleep well.
(she turns the light out)
MARY BETH: (settling down and pulling out a hot water bottle) Do you want this here?
HARVEY: Mary Beth. Do you know what I'd really like? A cup of cocoa, with little marshmallows on top. Have we got the marshmallows?
MARY BETH: What if I get you the big marshmallows instead and the scissors?
(Dory unlocks the door)
MARY BETH: Christine said she needed a ride this morning.
DORY: Oh, she overslept. She's in the shower. (he goes and starts fiddling with the coffee pot and a screwdriver) Well, come in Mary Beth. Relax! We ought to be able to get through five minutes together.
MARY BETH: You don't seem very relaxed yourself.
DORY: Look, I know you don't like me.
MARY BETH: I don't think this is the time or the place...
DORY: You and Harve don't like me, and I don't think that he ever will. But that doesn't give you the right to run Chris's life.
MARY BETH: You have no right to say that's what I'm doing.
DORY: What are you pushing this thing with Jimmy for?! Because I trust him and you don't trust me and you don't want Chris to trust me! (Mary Beth just smiles at him) ...Maybe you think I'm still using, huh?
MARY BETH: I don't wanna talk about it.
DORY: Well, I guess that Chris didn't tell you that she saw er, Jimmy the other night, huh?
(Mary Beth looks shocked)
DORY: Yeah, that's right, she's not as self-righteous as you are. She doesn't assume that he's lying just because the a man was on drugs once.
(Chris comes in in a dressing gown)
CHRISTINE: Hi, Mary Beth. Sorry I'm late. I'll see you in the car.
(Mary Beth walks out. Dory throws down the screwdriver)
[Detectives' Squad room]
(Mary Beth stalks in followed by Chris)
MARY BETH: Unprofessional. Talking to a suspect without telling me.
CHRISTINE: Driscoll is not a suspect.
MARY BETH: Because you don't want him to be because you don't listen!
CHRISTINE: Because you don't know what you're talking about!
COLEMAN: Lacey! I've got that information on the Driscoll case. McGuinness is a truck driver. The union says he works on the Island, Bellfort. (Chris is listening) Freight company called "Pearce Transport". You owe me.
MARY BETH: Thank you. (to Chris) This could link Driscoll to the movable drops, you know, that Cade told us about. ...I don't know what I'm talking about?!
(Mary Beth goes out. Chris runs after her)
CHRISTINE: What the hell do you think you're doing?!
MARY BETH: I'm doing my job.
CHRISTINE: Your job?! Cade is our case, it isn't your case.
MARY BETH: But it's OK if you talk to Driscoll without telling me?
CHRISTINE: I went to see Dory. That was not on purpose.
MARY BETH: I don't know you anymore, Christine. I followed up on Cade because I knew you wouldn't. Because you'd see Dory McKenna and come up with some more excuses.
CHRISTINE: Get off saying that!! If Jim Driscoll is dealing drugs, Dory is not involved in it!
MARY BETH: Dory's on the edge. The man I saw this morning could very well have tampered with evidence. And I think he did.
CHRISTINE: Because you want to think so! ...What is it? Are you jealous? Are you mad that I get something for myself that is outside of this job? And you can't handle it!
MARY BETH: You're not even making sense.
CHRISTINE: Dory is not a perfect person, Mary Beth. He is not the great Harvey Lacey! And who'd want it?! I'm sick of hearing about Harvey and your hallowed home! All I know is that Dory wouldn't lie to me.
MARY BETH: He's lying to you. He's lying to himself. ...He's still sick!
CHRISTINE: He hasn't been on coke in over a year and you know it.
MARY BETH: In his head! He's hooked! And you can see it when you look at him!
CHRISTINE: What the hell do you know about it?
MARY BETH: And you too, Christine. You're hooked on Dory McKenna the same as he is on drugs! ..Oh, you can't see it!
CHRISTINE: (going to the door) It's no use talking to you.
(Mary Beth pushes the door back closed to stop her leaving and shoves her against the wall)
MARY BETH: For God's sake, can't you see the truth!
CHRISTINE: Don't push... Get your hands off of me!
MARY BETH: This man could be guilty of a serious crime. And you... You wanna throw away your career and mine ...to protect him. You're hurting a lot of people, Christine. It's wrong, and you know it.
CHRISTINE: Fine, Mary Beth. Fine! You know everything! You know the whole truth now. You don't know nothing!!! I was trying to fix it for you. Trying to help you out. You get yourself another partner, baby.
DORY: I've been on some dead stakeouts. This one's a cemetery.
CHRISTINE: Do you know anything this case?
DORY: Yeah, something about a ...truck driver. He bailed Jimmy out.
CHRISTINE: It is. He works for a freight company. We got a tip about movable drops. Truck drivers can do that.
DORY: Of course that makes him a dealer. Right? Did you hear of coincidence.
CHRISTINE: There's too many of 'em, Dory. ...Look at me!!! We've gotta talk.
DORY: You know, Jimmy's uncle owns a freight company. He's a nice guy. He bailed Jimmy out. He probably sent down one of his drivers.
CHRISTINE: There are vehicles involved.
DORY: Oh, don't you ever quit!!!
CHRISTINE: That is my job!! I'm not supposed to quit!
DORY: OK. Why don't you check out the freight company? Huh? You'll probably find out you're wasting your time, you know.
CHRISTINE: Yeah, I think I will. (as she walks away, she turns back) Dory, don't talk to Driscoll. Do you understand me?
DORY: (shouts after her) Thanks for your vote of trust. I'll do the same for you sometime.
(Mary Beth knocks)
SAMUELS: Oh, come in. Where's Cagney? I want to talk to both of yous together.
MARY BETH: She's er, she's not back from lunch yet, sir.
SAMUELS: You know, you and Cagney weren't exactly quiet this morning. As a matter of fact I think they might have heard you up in The Bronx.
MARY BETH: I'm sorry, sir.
SAMUELS: No, no, don't be sorry. Everybody goes off like that and has to sort it out sometimes. ...So, did you straighten it out?
MARY BETH: I don't think so. No sir.
SAMUELS: Do you want to talk about ...reassignment?
MARY BETH: I don't know, sir.
SAMUELS: Maybe something temporary. ...Do you want to talk about it all?
MARY BETH: I do, so very much, sir. But not about Cagney.
SAMUELS: You know, I guess I could play marriage counsellor here. I could say all the things I'm supposed to say about partnership. To tell you to give a little if you can but she would too. The truth is, Lacey, I trust your judgement. And Cagney's. So, whenever you wanna talk ...I'm here.
MARY BETH: I appreciate it, Lieutenant. (as she leaves) Shall I shut the door?
SAMUELS: Yes please.
[Detectives' Squad room]
MARY BETH: He wanted to talk to both of us together.
CHRISTINE: I'll bet he did.
MARY BETH: (looking back to Samuels' office) Yeah. ...We could check out the freight company ourselves. If there's anything there, then we can bring the Lieutenant into it.
CHRISTINE: We could do that.
MARY BETH: Coleman remembered McGuinness. He could give us a solid description.
[Precinct front desk office]
(Isbecki is talking to Josie, the bag lady, who is asleep on the bench)
ISBECKI: You know I don't know which way to go. I've been wondering about writing one these big bucks novels. Maybe I should go that way, you know. Maybe I should start with the raid, add a lot of sex. And then how I feel about standing alone between New York and the creeps out to destroy us. ...Yeah! ...Yeah!! Doesn't sound like a bad idea. Huh? (sitting down beside her and nudging her) Eh?!
[Overlooking freight yard]
CHRISTINE: Looks like everybody's gone home.
MARY BETH: We could give it a couple of hours, you know. Save ourselves a trip later.
CHRISTINE: Is that him?
(a driver is walking out to a truck)
MARY BETH: That could be McGuinness, huh? What do you say?
(he gets in and drives out. The duo gets in the Squad car. The truck arrives at a depot yard. The driver disconnects the tractor and drives off. They watch the trailer left behind from the car)
MARY BETH: Shall we have a look?
CHRISTINE: It's locked. We'd need a warrant. We'll have to wait until somebody shows up with the key.
(it's getting dark)
MARY BETH: Christine, if you wanna get a warrant, say so.
CHRISTINE: I've said we stay!
MARY BETH: I don't wanna be right about Dory. If I'm right about Dory I wouldn't be able to talk to you.
CHRISTINE: Sounds that it's like that anyway.
MARY BETH: I'm feeling ashamed of myself. I'm ashamed I shoved you in the Ladies room. I'm ashamed I went behind your back and talked Sergeant Coleman. And I'm ashamed I said it was Harvey that never forgave Dory, because it was me. I was holding onto bad feelings. I acted small about it. And I owe you an apology. I'm sorry. ...I've got two more things. I've got a routine ...on evidence. Make sure that I do everything. But that day we bought in Driscoll. What did I have? I had half a dozen, nine, ten envelopes. Maybe I didn't stick it down right. Maybe Manelli screwed up. Maybe the thing fell off the shelf. Who knows? Maybe Martians came down from the Moon. Blew the thing open. The point is, I don't know. And ...Dory said that he didn't do anything, and you believe him. So do I. ...Last thing, OK? If you wanna... If you wanna go on still ...working together, which I hope you do, you'll have to keep your mouth off my family.
CHRISTINE: You keep your mouth off mine.
MARY BETH: Deal.
MARY BETH: Geeze, I'm starving.
CHRISTINE: Me too, actually.
MARY BETH: Wanna whirl off for a pizza?
MARY BETH: Let's look in the glove compartment.
(it is now dark. A car comes in. A man gets out and goes to the trailer shutter)
CHRISTINE: Let's do it.
(the man opens the shutter and is looking inside with a torch)
MARY BETH: Police! Hold it right there! ...Put the bag down and your hands up. ...Put it down, Driscoll! You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to talk to an attorney and have him present with you during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you without charge before questioning.
(throughout Chris looks shell-shocked)
(she comes back in slowly. Dory is sitting there)
CHRISTINE: We caught him at a drop. Driscoll was a distributor.
(Dory gets up and throws his chair aside)
DORY: Everything ...Everything he said. ...The whole wrap. ...It's all lies. ...What he did for me. ...Nothing. Nothing! ...Forgive me for going back to him.
CHRISTINE: Forgive you, Dory?
DORY: Yeah. You can't trust me.
CHRISTINE: Why not.
DORY: Come on, Christine. You don't even trust me. You say you love me but you don't trust me!
CHRISTINE: I do!
DORY: Ask me. I know you wanna ask me.
DORY: Ask me about Driscoll. Ask me if I did it. ...I didn't, Christine. I didn't. I know how it looks. I swear to God ...I did not fix the evidence. Do you believe me?
CHRISTINE: I do! ...I do believe you, Dory. ...I do.