Extradition
Original Airdate: May 5, 1986

[Samuels' office]

CHRISTINE: Newman?!!! What's wrong with me?!!
SAMUELS: The Department isn't crazy about sending two female officers out to California to bring back a male prisoner.
MARY BETH: Maybe you could send Newman along with Cagney, sir.
SAMUELS: Oh, no, no, no. You were the arresting officer, Lacey.
MARY BETH: It was a long time ago, Lieutenant. He jumped bail before he was even indicted. Couldn't they send somebody else?
SAMUELS: The DA says you arrested him, you've gotta bring him back!
CHRISTINE: Along with a partner!!
SAMUELS: Of my choice. (to Chris) Now, I wanna ask you something. How would you like it if I sent two male cops out there to bring back a female perp, huh?
CHRISTINE: If they were the right ones for the job I would say you exercised excellent judgement.
SAMUELS: Yeah, up until Stevens has got to go to the john. Then what?
CHRISTINE: I am a detective first and when I frisk a perp, I frisk him thoroughly and if I have to take him into the john I...
SAMUELS: All right, all right! All right, all right, all right... (handing Chris the file) First thing in the morning.
CHRISTINE: (going out) Thank you! Oh, thank you, sir. (coming back and taking Mary Beth by the arm) Thank you again.

[Detectives' Squad room]

(Chris, smiling broadly, steers Mary Beth back to their desks)
MARY BETH: I don't wanna go to Los Angeles.
CHRISTINE: Are you crazy?!! How often do we get a trip like that? I'm talking sunshine, palm trees. ...Gorgeous men!
MARY BETH: I'm talking escort duty. The guy who jumped bail eight years ago. (getting her coat) Why can't they send somebody else. I've got better things to do with my time.
CHRISTINE: Mary Beth, it's only for twenty-four hours.
MARY BETH: And it's overnight away from my family.
CHRISTINE: (putting her coat on) Hell, they won't even know that you've gone! (Mary Beth turns and stares at her) Well ...hardly.

[Laceys' lounge/kitchen]

MARY BETH: (holding Alice) Alice's bottles are all ready to go. I picked up some more diapers on the way home. They're in the front closet. Are you listening to me here?!
HARVEY: I'm listening, babe.
MARY BETH: And the casserole goes on for an hour before you wanna eat. At three twenty-five. And the green beans, steam them for twelve minutes, Harvey. No longer. Otherwise they turn to mush.
HARVEY: I know how to cook the green beans.
MARY BETH: I know, but I wrote it all down. Now, if she sleeps through her feeding, Harvey, she likes you to tickle her on the bottoms of her feet.
HARVEY: Ha, ha, ha, Mary Beth...
MARY BETH: And if you have trouble getting her back to sleep, look to see if she has a clean diaper on.
HARVEY: Mary Beth, will you stop worrying. I've been doing this for years. I will take care of everything.
MARY BETH: Michael has a teachers' conference tomorrow, Harvey.
HARVEY: Ma's here. I am home the whole week. We are gonna be fine.
(he gives a peck)
MARY BETH: Harvey, I always thought that we'd go to California together. You know. Take the kids to Disneyland. Show them the whales.
HARVEY: We'll see it together, I promise. This way, you'll just get to feel your way around the place. (taking Alice) Hey, baby!

[Hire car]

MARY BETH: All these thruways look alike.
CHRISTINE: These are not thruways, Mary Beth. In LA they're known as freeways.
MARY BETH: I don't care what they call them. We're lost.
CHRISTINE: We're not lo...
MARY BETH: We're lost.
CHRISTINE: I know exactly where I am.
MARY BETH: Isn't that the turn-off there?
CHRISTINE: Where?!
(later)
CHRISTINE: Will you look in the glove compartment.? See if there's a map.
MARY BETH: 'See the Stars' Homes'. Where do you wanna start? Don Ameche or Lucille Ball?

[Outside LAPD Headquarters]

(the hire car pulls up. The duo gets out)
MARY BETH: This is illegal, Christine.
CHRISTINE: Illegal? Mary Beth, we're cops. They're cops. Professional courtesy.
MARY BETH: Courtesy?1 Forty-nine minutes late.
CHRISTINE: Mary Beth , would you relax. They're so laid back here, they're not even gonna care. Look at it! This is California. Don't you think this is great?
MARY BETH: It looks like Jersey with palm trees.

[LAPD HQ office]

(two local detective are there)
MARY BETH: Mr. Stevens. You may not remember me. I'm Detective Lacey, this is Sergeant Cagney.
EVAN STEVENS: I remember you, ma'am.
MARY BETH: I have a warrant for your arrest from the District Attorney's Office for jumping bail. My partner and I will be escorting you back to New York City tomorrow where you will be indicted on charges of armed robbery levelled against you, March twenty-four, nineteen seventy-eight.
EVAN STEVENS: Can I see my wife and son first?
MARY BETH: That's not up to me to decide. They say you waived your right to a hearing. Is that correct?
EVAN STEVENS: There didn't seem to be much point.
CHRISTINE: You understand that you still have to go and appear before the judge as a formality.
(no reply)
MARY BETH: Do you understand?!
EVAN STEVENS: Yes.
MARY BETH: You'll be needed for court in ten minutes, Mr. Stevens.
EVAN STEVENS: You know where to find me.

[Outside the office]

DETECTIVE MASTERS: We've arranged to transport you to court ourselves. That way you won't get lost.
CHRISTINE: Lost! Here? This is a snap. You wanna come and see us!
DETECTIVE MASTERS: Really? Most tourists get thrown by our freeway system...
CHRISTINE: Well, it must be rough on the tourists.
DETECTIVE HANSEN: Can I get you something to drink? Mineral water, juice, natural cola.
MARY BETH: I'm back on coffee. Does anybody here drink coffee?
DETECTIVE HANSEN: Only East Coast types who haven't mellowed out yet. A couple of decafs here?

[Park beside the ocean]

CHRISTINE: Boy. Court was never that fast in New York. We've got the whole rest of the day. What do you wanna do, Mary Beth?
MARY BETH: I don't know, Christine. What do you wanna do?
CHRISTINE: There are so many terrific restaurants round here.
MARY BETH: By the ocean?
CHRISTINE: Yeah. Here we can find one of those places where the men are as good-looking as the entrée. Do you know what I mean?
MARY BETH: Well, I always thought that I would have my first dinner by the Pacific Ocean with Harve.
CHRISTINE: Oh, OK.
CHRISTINE: Well, we could try a place in Hollywood.
MARY BETH: Hollywood? Maybe we could go by the theatre.
CHRISTINE: Oh, I hadn't thought of a play.
MARY BETH: No, the Chinese one. The one with the hand and feet prints. Do you think they'll have Noreen Dixon? (she takes out a brochure) I have always wanted to see Noreen Dixon's. She had such nice little dainty hands.
CHRISTINE: Yeah, we could try that.
MARY BETH: I thought we could see Ingrid Bergman's for Harvey. Do you think that theatre is by the tar pits.
CHRISTINE: The tar pits!
MARY BETH: Yes, you know, where the dinosaurs all got stuck. Harve Jr. set it all down in science last year.
CHRISTINE: We'll probably find it. OK. So what, are we gonna have dinner, the theatre and the pits. Or we could call Brian.
MARY BETH: (stopping and shouting) You haven't called your brother yet!!!
CHRISTINE: Well, I'll call him now.
MARY BETH: (pointing to a payphone) Call your brother!!
CHRISTINE: He probably isn't even home, Mary Beth. (into payphone) Hello Brian. ...It's Christine. ...I'm out here. ...With Mary Beth. (Mary Beth indicates) Mary Beth said 'Hi'...Plans? (Mary Beth indicates 'no plans') Well, no, we don't have any set plans. ...Dinner tonight? Er, hold on a sec. (to Mary Beth) Do you wanna have dinner with my brother?
MARY BETH: You go. (then nodding) Yes. Yes!
CHRISTINE: (into phone) Yeah, we'd love to.

[Brian Cagney's living room]

(in a luxury villa with a large swimming pool)
BRIAN CAGNEY: And this is the living room. A nice view of the Valley. One of he reasons we bought the place.
CHRISTINE: You have a beautiful home, Brian.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Thank you. It's comfortable.
CHRISTINE: Expensive too, I'll bet.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Ah ha, Christine,...
CHRISTINE: How much?
BRIAN CAGNEY: It was a very good buy. Practically a steal.
CHRISTINE: Right. How much?
BRIAN CAGNEY: Five hundred thousand.
MARY BETH: Five hundred thousand. That is a steal.

[Brian Cagney's dining room]

ANNE CAGNEY: The cold'll be ready in just a minute.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Oh, good.
CHRISTINE: (to Anne) I can see why you love it here.
MARY BETH: I've never seen so much open space, it might grow on you.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Space does grow on you. (to Chris) Tell me, do you still like your meat medium-rare?
CHRISTINE: Actually I've graduated to rare.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Ha, ha, ha. Remember Dad?
CHRISTINE: Ha, ha, ha. (turning to Mary Beth) Charlie used to like his meat blue.
BRIAN CAGNEY: What about you, Mary Beth?
MARY BETH: Rare is good for me. Oh, That looks good. What is that green sauce?
ANNE CAGNEY: Guacamole. From the avocados off our trees.
MARY BETH: Your own trees! Good lord.
ANNE CAGNEY: (picking up the steaks) Brian, I'll take these. You stay with our guests. Brigit, do you wanna bring something?
CHRISTINE: Let me help. What can I do?
BRIGIT CAGNEY: Here.
CHRISTINE: Thank you.

[Brian Cagney's living room]

(they are sitting around after dinner)
CHRISTINE: Brigit, I'm surprised to see you here. I thought you'd be at Stamford this time of year.
BRIGIT CAGNEY: I'm taking a leave of absence.
LISA CAGNEY: (younger sister) She means she dropped out.
BRIAN CAGNEY: She'll be back in the Fall.
BRIGIT CAGNEY: We'll talk about that later. OK?
BRIAN CAGNEY: I just think there is nothing more vital than a...
BRIAN CAGNEY/CHRISTINE: ...solid education.
(Chris laughs)
BRIAN CAGNEY: Mum would be very surprised to hear us quote her.
CHRISTINE: You've got another listener.
BRIGIT CAGNEY: I should like that.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Your aunt, Christine, had quite an education herself. She went to Barnard.
CHRISTINE: Actually my favourite part was my junior year. Paris.
MARY BETH: Oh, France!
CHRISTINE: Yeah!
BRIGIT CAGNEY: That's great!
BRIAN CAGNEY: No, she was still at school when she went to France.
CHRISTINE: Oh, now, that was an education! The places I went and the people I met. I'll never forget this one French artist. He showed us.... (Brian gives her a look. There is a long pause) Actually the courses I took at The Sorbonne were very interesting also.
BRIGIT: I've always wanted to travel.
MARY BETH: Me too!
CHRISTINE: You can travel for very little money when you're young.
BRIGIT: Really?!
CHRISTINE: Sure. They have Youth Hostels in Europe where you can stay for very little money.
BRIAN CAGNEY: (to Brigit) Travel's something to think about while you're still at school.
BRIGIT: You mean I can think about it now, not do it.
(a long silence)
CHRISTINE: Travel's fun at any age. Mary Beth, can I have the guacamole?

[LAPD HQ office]

DETECTIVE MASTERS: I'm afraid there is a little delay.
CHRISTINE: How long will this delay be?
DETECTIVE MASTERS: That's er, difficult to assess right now.
MARY BETH: Detective Masters, we have a plane to catch in two hours and thirty-three minutes.
DETECTIVE MASTERS: You might consider er, changing your reservation.
CHRISTINE: What's that supposed to mean?
DETECTIVE MASTERS: As we er, know more, we'll be glad to keep you updated.
CHRISTINE: Do you wanna give us a little update now?
DETECTIVE HANSEN: The prisoner isn't here.
CHRISTINE: So where the hell is he?!
DETECTIVE MASTERS: His location is undetermined.
MARY BETH: You mean he escaped?!!
DETECTIVE MASTERS: We refer to it as temporarily out of custody.
(later. Mary Beth is on the phone)
DETECTIVE MASTERS: Instead of a Release for Extradition the computer kicked out a General Release.
CHRISTINE: You mean you just let Stevens walk out of here?!
DETECTIVE HANSEN: No, no, look, Sergeant, in a case like this, why don't you just relax and let us handle this. All right?
MARY BETH: (coming off the phone) All right, we're gonna need everything you have on Steven's. Case files, known associates, records of his...
DETECTIVE HANSEN: Sorry. No can do.
MARY BETH: Detective Hansen, the sooner my partner and I find Mr. Stevens the sooner we'll be on our way back home.
DETECTIVE MASTERS: You ladies are private citizens. You really have no authority, so why don't you just let us handle the investigation.
DETECTIVE HANSEN: And if you like, we can give you the option of riding along with us in the back.
CHRISTINE: You know what you can do with your option?!!
MARY BETH: Thank you, Detective. We'll be in touch.

[Outside LAPD Headquarters]

CHRISTINE: Can you believe those clowns?! They make Isbecki look good!
MARY BETH: Samuels says stay over, see what happens.
CHRISTINE: (turning to watch a bare-chested jogger who has run past) Exactly my plan too. You got that fact sheet from yesterday?
MARY BETH: I spoke to Harvey too. (giving Chris the sheet) Alice has all her uppers cut, and Michael is reading at Seventh Grade level.
CHRISTINE: (looking at the sheet) Stevens has an alias, Tony Donner. He works for a landscape architect. There's not much here.
MARY BETH: Harvey says that everything's going very smoothly there and I should relax and enjoy myself.
CHRISTINE: Do you think we should go and have a little talk with Steven's wife.

[Donners' living room]

(the son is playing outside the window)
LINDA DONNER: (handing back the extradition document) I told you, I don't know where he is.
CHRISTINE: If you're keeping anything from us, you can be charged with Criminal Facilitation, you know?
LINDA DONNER: He is not a criminal.
MARY BETH: Your husband robbed a gas station and skipped bail. He's an escaped felon.
LINDA DONNER: That's your label for him. It's not mine. Tell me, Detective, what else does your little sheet say about him? Does it tell you how he sits up at night when his kid's got a fever? ...Probably not. (looking out of the window) All that you really know is that he got drunk one night with the wrong kind of man. A man who steals for a living. Tony ...made a bad mistake.
MARY BETH: And his accomplice is still paying for that mistake in Attica.
LINDA DONNER: Do you think we haven't paid? Everyday looking over our shoulder.
MARY BETH: Mrs. Stevens, we understand that this is difficult.
LINDA DONNER: You don't understand anything!!!
(the son comes in)
JASON: Mummy. Mummy.
LINDA DONNER: Jason. Um, why don't you go outside and play?
JASON: Is Daddy coming home tonight?
LINDA DONNER: We'll talk about Daddy later, OK? Lunch'll be ready. Go on. (the son leaves) Look, when I met Tony, I didn't know about the robbery. If I would, I probably wouldn't have had anything to do with him. That would have been ...my loss.

[Beach road outside the Donners' house]

MARY BETH: Do you thinks she knows anything?
CHRISTINE: If it were you, would you tell the police.
DETECTIVE MASTERS: What are you two doing here?
MARY BETH: Hi ya, Detective! Small world.
DETECTIVE MASTERS: You two are way out of line.
CHRISTINE: Oh, why don't you back off, Masters. We're just trying to get some results here.
DETECTIVE MASTERS: I don't give a damn what you're trying to do. Now let us handle this!
MARY BETH: Like you handled it the last time?
DETECTIVE MASTERS: I don't know what they teach you girls in New York, but this is our jurisdiction. You can play it by our rules or you get out.
CHRISTINE: Gonna run us out of town, Sheriff?
DETECTIVE MASTERS: I think I made myself clear.
CHRISTINE: (sweetly) We're just two private citizens taking in the sights. ...Gentlemen. (loudly as they walk to the car) Where would you like to visit next, Mary Beth?
MARY BETH: (equally loudly) Oh, I would like to go and look at some carpets, Christine.
CHRISTINE: OK.

[Garden of mansion in Beverly Hills]

HERNANDEZ: Tony worked for me, six years. He missed only one day. When his son was born, he helped me with my accounts. He could have taken damage of me plenty, but he's an honest man.
MARY BETH: Did he ever talk about friends, or the places he went, the things he did?
HERNANDEZ: He never talks about anything except his family. Look the reality lady's bringing buyers here in an hour. I've got plant work to do. Especially not easy without Tony.
CHRISTINE: Well, thank you very much for your time, Mr. Hernandez.
MARY BETH: (turning to him as they leave) What do you think they'll get for a house like this?
HERNANDEZ: I hear the owners are selling for three.
MARY BETH: All this for three?!! (to Chris) And Brian paid five for his.
HERNANDEZ: Three million buys a lot more than it used to.
CHRISTINE: Mm hm. (putting her arm round Mary Beth and leading her away) Thank you, Mary Beth.

[Hotel foyer]

CHRISTINE: There must be something. Could you look again?
RECEPTIONIST: You want me to look again? OK, I'll look again. ...No, the place is still full.
CHRISTINE: You've got a real attitude, mister.
RECEPTIONIST: Take it easy lady. I've got sixty-two couples reading each others' biorhythms, and another fifty-four who are gonna dance their way back to health.
CHRISTINE: So maybe you could dance a couple into sharing a double room.
RECEPTIONIST: It's the start of the tourist season. (Mary Beth comes up) The city is booked solid. The inn is full! Try the stables.
MARY BETH: Harvey sends his best. Now what?
CHRISTINE: I know a place that serves great guacamole.

[Brian Cagney's swimming pool]

(Mary Beth has her shoes off)
MARY BETH: (into phone) Wrong, my sweetheart. Not next to the pool, (going down the steps) in the pool. In the pool, Harve. ...How'm I doing it? Cordless. ...I was thinking it would be very handy... ...Huh? ...Oh, honey, I miss you too. ..Yeah, I wish I could show you this place. ...Eighty-two degrees, Harvey. A night for romance. ...No, babe, not as nice as that Christmas time. ...Well, what about the time we went the Poconos. Fourth of July. Just before Harve Jr. was born. ...Yeah. (she laughs) ..Yeah!

[Brian Cagney's living room]

(Chris is leaning on the piano looking at photos standing on it)
BRIGIT: You know, being a New York cop. Is it like "The French Connection"?
CHRISTINE: Well ...no, detective work is mostly routine.
BRIGIT: Not when you're out there laying their life on the line like that. Didn't you ever sweat it out?!
CHRISTINE: Oh, once or twice. I still can't think of any other job I'd rather have.
BRIGIT: That's great.
CHRISTINE: Yeah.
BRIGIT: It's good that you've got a job that you really like. I'm looking for a temporary job right now.
CHRISTINE: Yeah?
BRIGIT: Yeah. And I'm not really sure that I know what I wanna do.
CHRISTINE: Don't even worry about it. You have plenty of time to worry about that.
BRIGIT: Oh, I know. It's just... It seems that there's more to life than reading about it.
CHRISTINE: Right.
BRIGIT: You figured that out a long time ago.
(they laugh)
CHRISTINE: What do you mean?
BRIGIT: Well, my Dad always told me that you were the free spirit of the family.
CHRISTINE: (laughs) He did? (picking up a photo) Where was this taken?
BRIGIT: That's at the CSCAA finals in my junior year.
CHRISTINE: Yeah.
BRIGIT: Took a second in the backstroke.
CHRISTINE: Really?! Well, you did much better than I ever did.
BRIGIT: Did you ever surf?
CHRISTINE: The wind surfing's not very good on Long Island.
BRIGIT: I used to go every weekend, before I went away to college.
CHRISTINE: You like it?
BRIGIT: Yeah!! In fact my friends and I have a surfing party down at Balboa Peninsula by The Wedge.
CHRISTINE: Wow! What's The Wedge?
BRIGIT: It's where the really big waves hit. And it's really, really fun. (seeing Brian come in) Hi!.
CHRISTINE: Brigit was just showing me the family photo gallery. Looks like she takes after her father in collecting swimming trophies.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Brigit does good work when she sets her mind to it.
BRIGIT: And you think if I don't, I screw up forever.
BRIAN CAGNEY: (as Brigit starts to walk out) I didn't say that, Brigit.
BRIGIT: (turning back) I know it's tough having a drop out for a daughter.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Teenagers. Difficult time.
CHRISTINE: I remember. I didn't think I'd make it to twenty.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Believe it or not, I tell you it's harder raising one than being one.
CHRISTINE: I'll have to take your word for that.

[Brian Cagney's swimming pool]

(Mary Beth is sitting on the side of the pool dangling her feet in it, laying back behind tanning eye shields. Chris brings a couple of drinks)
CHRISTINE: (momentarily lifting the eye shields) Are you in there, Mary Beth.
MARY BETH: Oh, Christine, what a morning. Forty-two degrees in New York City, Harvey said. He'd never believe this.
CHRISTINE: Well, at least you can enjoy yourself. Too bad we have to ruin it with work.
MARY BETH: You know, Christine, I've been thinking. About money, and the car. No subway. This place is so spread out, I don't think Stevens could get too far.
CHRISTINE: Mm. He'll steer clear of his wife
MARY BETH: What about her relatives? Maybe they live in the city.
CHRISTINE: Did you see what her maiden name was?
I MARY BETH: Smith or Jones?
CHRISTINE: Brown. Still it was a good idea.
MARY BETH: There is one bunch of people we haven't talked to yet.
CHRISTINE: (a long pause) You wanna tell me who?
MARY BETH: Look at the way that sunlight bounces off of that water.
CHRISTINE: California's a dangerous place, Mary Beth.

[Garden of mansion in Beverly Hills]

(Hernandez is walking ahead of them)
CHRISTINE: There must be a hundred houses on this list.
MARY BETH: The ones Stevens worked on are checked off.
CHRISTINE: Terrific. That nails it down to forty or fifty.
MARY BETH: (to Hernandez as they pass him when he stops to operate the automatic exit gate) Thank you.
CHRISTINE: Forty-six
(the gate opens)
MARY BETH: At least we have the names of some people that he had contact with. Maybe he got friendly with some of the owners.
CHRISTINE: Mary Beth, how many of these houses do you think have locked security gates?
MARY BETH: A landscaper would have a key to get in, wouldn't he?
CHRISTINE: And not have to set off the alarm. If you had to get out of town it wouldn't be a bad place to hide.
MARY BETH: Especially if it had a guesthouse like at Brian's.

[Jacuzzi in a garden]

(two men and a woman are sitting in it)
JACUZZI WOMAN: You know dear. Tony. The landscaper.
JACUZZI MAN: Oh, I can't believe he's in trouble.
JACUZZI WOMAN: No, he's such a nice man. He even took his son into the Baileys.
MARY BETH: The Baileys? No, we don't show a Baileys on this list. Do you have their address?
JACUZZI WOMAN: Oh, they're at the big white house down on the corner. But they won't be back until next week. They're away in the islands.
MARY BETH: Ah ha.
CHRISTINE: Well, thank you. We're very sorry to have disturbed ...whatever it is you're doing.
JACUZZI MAN: We were closing a deal.
CHRISTINE/MARY BETH: Ah ha.
CHRISTINE: Isn't that great. (as they're walking away through the trees) I love California.
MARY BETH: Working in a bathtub?
CHRISTINE: Hot tub.
MARY BETH: A very weird crowd.

[The Baileys' security gate]

CHRISTINE: This must be the place.
MARY BETH: Guesthouse is probably in the back.
(Chris rings the bell. No response. Mary Beth pushes the gate. It is open. They put their bag straps across their bodies and go in. Guns at the ready, they come up to the guesthouse)
CHRISTINE: (quietly) The door's open.
(Stevens is asleep in a chair. Chris indicates this to Mary Beth)
CHRISTINE: Good morning, Mr. Stevens. Police. Freeze!
MARY BETH: (as Stevens leaps up) Put them up!

[LAPD HQ office]

DETECTIVE MASTERS: Not a bad piece of work.
CHRISTINE: Well, we're so glad that you feel that way. Now do you think you could speed things up here a little?
DETECTIVE MASTERS: Of course you two are aware that you had absolutely no authority to bring Stevens in.
CHRISTINE: (to Mary Beth) Do you love it? You do somebody a favour and love to be appreciated.
MARY BETH: Now that you have him back in custody, when can we have him?
DETECTIVE MASTERS: Well, there's still the matter of his latest escape charges.
CHRISTINE: Oh, don't tell me! You're gonna book Stevens because of your computer screw up?
DETECTIVE HANSEN: We can't make those decisions. We'll have to run it by our superior.
MARY BETH: And how long will that take?
DETECTIVE MASTERS: That's difficult to say. The Captain's not available right now.
CHRISTINE: Where is he? Playing tennis.
DETECTIVE MASTERS: Staff meetings. And he's a real stickler for procedure. He's gonna want to double-check for outstanding warrants. Run the prints again. Might not get all that processed before morning. ...But we'll keep you posted.
DETECTIVE HANSEN: Have a nice day.

[Outside LAPD Headquarters]

CHRISTINE: Have a nice day? They can't do that to us.
MARY BETH: I think they already did.
CHRISTINE: Jerking us around like that!
MARY BETH: They'll release him to us, Christine. ...As soon as they scrape the egg off their faces.
CHRISTINE: Do we think we're having a nice day? We did do a hell of a job.
MARY BETH: It couldn't have been much better.
CHRISTINE: We probably deserve a treat. What about a posh lunch?
MARY BETH: Oh, I can't go to lunch in these clothes.
CHRISTINE: Well me neither. I can't stand these clothes another minute. So get in the car and run us up to Beverly Hills.

[Hire car]

(driving along Rodeo Drive)
CHRISTINE: This you will love, Mary Beth.

[Rodeo Drive]

CHRISTINE: Just look at this. Isn't this great!!
MARY BETH: Oh, I don't know, Chris. I already got the feeling we're not supposed to touch anything.

[Boutique]

CHRISTINE: What do you think? (posing by a mini-dress on a mannequin) Is it me?
MARY BETH: Christine, I thought we were looking for something to wear.
CHRISTINE: Mary Beth, this is California. Where is your sense of adventure?
MARY BETH: Not on Rodeo Drive.
CHRISTINE: (under her breath) It's for a girl.
MARY BETH: Excuse me.
SALESWOMAN: (coming up to Mary Beth) May I help you?
MARY BETH: I'm looking for something to wear.
SALESWOMAN: Er, I see, um. Are we interested in any particular (looking Mary Beth up and down) style?
MARY BETH: (in a posh accent) For the daytime.
SALESWOMAN: We have a lovely design for daytime for madam. It's right over here. Is this for a luncheon? A benefit? ...A rendezvous.
MARY BETH: It's for work!
SALESWOMAN: Oh. Are you in the industry?
MARY BETH: The industry?
SALESWOMAN: Show business.
MARY BETH: I'm a detective.
SALESWOMAN: Oh, how fabulous!!! On what series?

[Open air restaurant]

(the duo are in new clothes)
CHRISTINE: Do you think it was extravagant?
MARY BETH: A ninety-three dollar dress for an eleven year-old girl. Extravagant is not the word for it.
CHRISTINE: Well, it's my family, Mary Beth. I still don't know what to give Brigit.
(a man with a woman on his arm goes past)
MARY BETH: Oh, my Lord, Christine! Look over there. It's that man. The movie star!
CHRISTINE: Where?
MARY BETH: (as they are looking, the waiter puts their meal in front of them) Oh, he's so handsome, I can't believe it!!
CHRISTINE: Where?!
MARY BETH: By the door. Oh, he's gone. That was what's-his-name. Wait 'til I tell Harvey. What was his name?
CHRISTINE: I wouldn't know.
MARY BETH: (seeing the plate) What is this? (shouting to the waiter) I didn't order the child's plate here!
CHRISTINE: Mary Beth, this is California cuisine. Tasty but ...low calorie.
MARY BETH: Twelve dollars and ninety-five cents for three carrots and a baby chicken breast.
CHRISTINE: Would you stop worrying about the price. It's not like we're paying for it.
MARY BETH: So much for my stomach.
CHRISTINE: Do you wanna talk about real expense? Hm? Three days here. And maybe one more. If you want my opinion it's a lot of time and manpower to waste trying to get a bail bondsman back his money.
MARY BETH: Maybe. Stevens does have a debt to pay.
CHRISTINE: Yeah, to the bondsman and the DA. After eight years I think the Department would cease to care about this.
MARY BETH: The people he robbed may care.
CHRISTINE: You're right about the lunch. Compared to California, New York's a plum.

[Brian Cagney's swimming pool]

(the duo is relaxing on chairs)
BRIGIT: (appearing in a wetsuit) Ta da! (she does a twirl) Don't you just love this?
MARY BETH: Esther Williams!
CHRISTINE: It looks terrific on you!
BRIGIT: A perfect fit. (posing) Can I draw your attention, ladies if you will, to this tasteful stripes along the sides.
(they all laugh)
CHRISTINE: Oh, I'm glad you like it, Brigit.
BRIGIT: Do you know how long I've been asking my Dad for one of these? Thank you.
(she hugs Chris)
CHRISTINE: You're welcome.
BRIGIT: I'm gonna try it. (walking away as if on a surfboard) I think I'm gonna surf. (she does a bombshell into the pool) Ta da!
(the duo laughs)
CHRISTINE: Oh, you're only a kid once, Mary Beth.
MARY BETH: (looking at Chris) Yeah, so I see.

[Brian Cagney's living room]

CHRISTINE: You should have seen her face, Brian.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Well, obviously you made my daughter's day.
CHRISTINE: (taking a drink from him) Oh, thanks. Well, talked about this surfing weekend that she wanted to go to on her Spring break.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Break from what? My daughter dropped out of college.
CHRISTINE: It's only for a semester, Brian. She wants to sew a few wild oats before she goes back to school. ...I was speaking figuratively, of course. Look, she's young and she's curious. And she's bright! So what's wrong with seeing some of the world before you settle down and study. It certainly broadened my horizons.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Wait. Who's life are we talking about here?
CHRISTINE: We were talking about what's best for Brigit.
BRIAN CAGNEY: I didn't know that you've become such an expert on kids.
CHRISTINE: Brian, I was only trying...
BRIAN CAGNEY: Look, Christine. Just because you chose to play it ...footloose and carefree, it doesn't mean that Brigit should do the same thing. I don't see that kind of future for my daughter.
CHRISTINE: I didn't say I did. I...
BRIAN CAGNEY: I want her to have an advanced degree. Some professional security. Some day a husband and kids. I don't want her alone at forty with nothing to fall back on but a civil service job.
CHRISTINE: (after a long pause, sadly) I'm not forty.

[Guesthouse bedroom]

(Mary Beth is laying on her bed, head at the bottom and face down, watching TV. She is snacking. Chris comes in from the bathroom)
TV PRESENTER: Carrots are not only good exercise when eaten raw. But when ingested are one of nature's...
(Mary Beth switches channels to a movie)
MALE ACTOR: Marry me, Karen. You know that you love me. (Chris climbs into her bed and turns off the bedside light) I can see it in your eyes.
CHRISTINE: (pulling the bedclothes over her head) Night, Mary Beth.
MALE ACTOR: I can't think of a better time. I've got wonderful news.
MARY BETH: Are you all right, Chris?
MALE ACTOR: ...unlock their secrets. Now don't turn away. Just one little thing.
MARY BETH: Hey, Chris. Do you wanna stay up? We could watch TV. They've got a channel here for everything. They've got one that shows how to sew vegetables. And there's a Noreen Dixon movie on later. (Chris pulls the bedclothes around her head tighter) One thirty. The one with David Niven. With Jean Shrimpton. ...Do you wanna talk?
CHRISTINE: I don't wanna watch TV. (Chris then sits up and turns the bedside light back on. She too lays watching the TV. There is an ad break on the TV) I just wanna to pick up Stevens in the morning and get back home to New York.
MARY BETH: Yeah, me too. Three days. Seems like a month. (she turns down the TV volume) I can't remember the last time I was away from my family this long.
CHRISTINE: I don't know, Mary Beth. I think some families work better when they're far apart. (silence) Are you gonna hog those chips? (Chris starts munching. Mary Beth munches loudly and says nothing) It sounds like being at a Dr. Thunder party.
MARY BETH: Hm. Suzy McIroy. We always used to sleep over at the huge apartment her parents had. And she'd sneak around in the middle of the night and put everybody's brassiere in the freezer.
CHRISTINE: You're kidding.
MARY BETH: Yeah. Every single time we slept over. She had to wear one herself.
(they laugh)
CHRISTINE: Brian used to breed parakeets. We had a sleep over at my house and we were all downstairs asleep. And he sneaked in and let eleven parakeets go.
MARY BETH: In the room?
CHRISTINE: In the dark. ...Do you wanna talk about screaming?! (Mary Beth laughs) It was like a scene out of "The Birds". (they laugh again) Poor Julie Smith had to call her mother. They had to come and pick her up and take her home. ...Brian was always pulling weird stunts like that. Strange thing is that we didn't mind.
MARY BETH: (after a pause) I wish I had a big brother. ...You've got a nice family, Christine.
CHRISTINE: All I really wanted was for Brian to like me. ...I don't know. Brian and I ...are just so different, Mary Beth. ...But he's my brother.
(Chris turns the bedside light back off and gets back into bed. Mary Beth switches off the TV)
MARY BETH: I think Brian loves you too, Christine.
CHRISTINE: (from under the bedclothes) Night, Mary Beth.
MARY BETH: (quietly) Good night.

[Los Angeles International Airport departures]

(Mary Beth is standing outside the Mens room)
MARY BETH: (to a man going in) You don't wanna go in there, sir.
(he ignores her and then comes out looking bemused. Chris and Stevens come out. Stevens has a coat wrapped round his hands to hide the cuffs)
CHRISTINE: Not one word, Mary Beth, not one. (looking at her watch) I'll see what the delay is.
EVAN STEVENS: Am I gonna have to wear these on the aeroplane too?
MARY BETH: Yes, you are.
EVAN STEVENS: Can't you just lock me in my seat belt?
MARY BETH: I am not in the mood to kid, Mr. Stevens.
EVAN STEVENS: Neither am I.
CHRISTINE: The desk clerk said the airline had an emergency. He said wait at the gate.
(they move off and later are at the security gate. Chris is holding up her shield and the extradition warrant to the female guard)
SECURITY GUARD: I don't care if he's meeting you on the moon. Without an escort you walk him through like everybody else. Without the cuffs.
CHRISTINE: Will you give us a break here. The man has already been frisked.
SECURITY GUARD: And I'm running the show.
CHRISTINE: Then maybe I should talk to your superior.
(the guard folds her arms)
TANNOY: Flight one-oh-three leaving for New York in ten minutes.
CHRISTINE: (to Mary Beth) Take 'em off. (an aside) Everybody's John Wayne! (to the guard) Ever think of coming to New York?
(the guard just nods. Mary Beth goes through the gate and sets off the alarm)
MARY BETH: (holding them up) It's the cuffs.
CHRISTINE: (to Stevens) Go ahead.
(he goes through and makes a break for it)
MARY BETH: Hey!
(he vaults a barrier and heads for the departure gates. The duo gives chase)
MARY BETH: (to a cleaner with a trolley) Out of the way! Out of the way, sir!!
(Stevens dives through a 'Restricted Area' door. Mary Beth arrives at the door to find it is secured)
MARY BETH: (to a passing man in uniform) Open this up! Get someone to open this up!!
CHRISTINE: (arriving) I'm a police officer, open this up.
MARY BETH: Can you get somebody to open this door?
AIRPORT OFFICIAL: Can I have some identity please. (they show their shields) I'll get the keys.
(he goes off)
MARY BETH: (banging the door) Damn it!!!

[LAPD HQ office]

DETECTIVE MASTERS: Don't take it so hard. Police work can be unpredictable. (Mary Beth gives a sarcastic laugh) I'm just trying to make you feel better.
CHRISTINE: If you wanna make us feel better you could give us a little cooperation.
DETECTIVE MASTERS: It's unfortunate but we have more pressing things to do.
CHRISTINE: Is that so?
DETECTIVE MASTERS: No, ...Sergeant. That's 'So long'.
MARY BETH: All we need, Detective Masters, are the recent files on Stevens so that we can find him. So that we can take him out of your space.
DETECTIVE HANSEN: We're really sorry, but we've got criminals of our own to worry about.
CHRISTINE: If you guys ever come to New York on an extradition case...
DETECTIVE MASTERS: Maybe we can all take in a show!
(Chris makes a lunge for Masters' throat. Mary Beth bundles Chris, still shouting, out)
CHRISTINE: (as she is pushed through the door) Give me one minute with him, Mary Beth.

[Outside LAPD Headquarters]

MARY BETH: OK. We've got two hours and twelve minutes before the next flight out.
CHRISTINE: Who the hell do they think they are?!!!
MARY BETH: Stevens doesn't have any money, doesn't have a car. He's not gonna hitchhike. It's too dangerous.
CHRISTINE: Those obnoxious, self-serving, arrogant.
MARY BETH: Sooner or later they'll pick him up, Chris
CHRISTINE: Of all the gall. They don't give a damn.
MARY BETH: Somebody he can trust. Somewhere he can hide out.
CHRISTINE: (turning back) I'm telling you, Mary Beth, they are not gonna get away with this!
MARY BETH: Christine.
CHRISTINE: (stopping) What?! I wouldn't mind if Stevens wasn't so good with children.
MARY BETH: I'm with you, Sergeant.
CHRISTINE: What did you say?!!
MARY BETH: What's our next move?
CHRISTINE: Find him!!!
(they come up to the hire car)
CHRISTINE: (picking up a ticket) Oh, I don't believe this. That's it! (heading back and shouting at the HQ building) That's it!!
MARY BETH: (grabbing Chris by the elbow) Christine.
CHRISTINE: What?!!!
MARY BETH: Relax!!! In California! Relax!! (Mary Beth gestures deep breathing. Chris turns towards the HQ building, tears up the ticket and sprinkles it on the ground) Oh my...

[Beach road outside the Donners' house]

(the hire car pulls up and the duo gets out. The son is playing in the front garden)
MARY BETH: How ya doing? Jason, am I right? I'm Detective Lacey, this is Sergeant Cagney. We were here the day before yesterday, remember?
JASON: (Mary Beth shakes his hand) I remember.
MARY BETH: Yeah. That's a fancy bike you've got there. (part turning to Chris) My boys would like to have bikes, but there's not a lot of safe places to ride around where we live. Do you ride around here?
JASON: Sometimes my Daddy rides with me on the walk, and he's gonna buy me a bigger bike with a horn.
MARY BETH: A horn is a good thing to have. So is your Mom home? (no reply) What about your Daddy? Have you seen him?
JASON: I'm not supposed to talk to strangers.
MARY BETH: That's a good rule, Jason.
(Linda Donner comes out and then goes back in)
CHRISTINE: Mary Beth,
(Chris goes to the front door and pushes it open)
LINDA DONNER: (appearing at the door) Jason, come inside. (to Chris) What are doing here?
CHRISTINE: We'd like to ask you some questions. May we come in, please?
LINDA DONNER: No!! I want you to leave!
CHRISTINE: You know where he is, don't you, Mrs. Donner.
LINDA DONNER: Get out of my life!!
MARY BETH: Maybe you think you're doing the right thing here. Protecting your husband. Maybe you wanna live like this, but what about Jason? Who's thinking about him? 'Cops get out of the house'. What's he supposed to learn from this? Run and hide from your mistakes.
LINDA DONNER: Please just leave us alone!!!
(she slams the door in their faces)
MARY BETH: What do you wanna do? Call the cops.
(the duo walks away. The door opens and Stevens comes out)
EVAN STEVENS: Detective Lacey! I think you're looking for me.
MARY BETH: Yes sir.

[Brian Cagney's dining room]

BRIAN CAGNEY: It was nice of you to stop by before you leave.
CHRISTINE: Look, I'm new at this ...being an aunt. I'm not saying I'm not good at it. It just seems maybe I need a little practice. Last night I was not trying to tell you how to raise Brigit.
BRIAN CAGNEY: A father wants what's best for his daughter.
CHRISTINE: I know you do. So do I. For both your daughters. I happen to think they're terrific.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Thank you.
CHRISTINE: What I was trying to say is that there are some things that Brigit is gonna have to decide for herself. I did, and I happen to think I made the right choices.
BRIAN CAGNEY: I didn't mean to say anything that...
CHRISTINE: But you did.
BRIAN CAGNEY: Well, sometimes I make mistakes.
(a long silence)
CHRISTINE: Mary Beth said that it's not easy being a parent. ...But I happen to think you must be doing something right. You have a lot to be proud of.
BRIAN CAGNEY: My whole family makes me proud.
(they smile at each other)

[Los Angeles International Airport departures]

(Chris rejoins Stevens and Mary Beth who are sitting waiting)
CHRISTINE: Petrie says he'd have a Squad car to meet us at Kennedy. (a man in a blazer, an escort, has followed Chris and stands there) That's the guide.
MARY BETH: Who?
CHRISTINE: Jules Taggart.
MARY BETH: The bail bondsman?
(Linda and Jason come up)
JASON: Daddy! Daddy, Daddy!
MARY BETH: (as Stevens gets up) Hey!!
EVAN STEVENS: You shouldn't have come here.
LINDA DONNER: (to the duo) Please, ...if we might have a minute.
MARY BETH: Sergeant?
CHRISTINE: (nodding to her left) There.
MARY BETH: (to Stevens as he moves) Hey, wait a second. (pointing in another direction) Over here. (to Linda and Jason) Come on. (to the guide) You come with me. That's fine. Wait here. (to the guide) Come here. (to Stevens) Don't try anything. (to Linda) Do you understand me. (Linda nods. Mary Beth takes the coat off Stevens' hands. Stevens puts his cuffed hands behind Linda's neck and they embrace. To the guide) OK. Now watch out for them.
(Mary Beth rejoins Chris)
CHRISTINE: Makes you feel great, doesn't it? Knowing we're removing a menace from society.
MARY BETH: We are transporting a felon.
CHRISTINE: Right. Look at 'em, Mary Beth. We are putting a man in prison so he can get rehabilitated and then become a decent citizen. Give me a break. He won't be out of there for two years. Then we all hope he gets a job, has a family, keeps his nose clean. What the hell is he doing now?!
MARY BETH: He doesn't only owe society, Christine. There are victims here.
CHRISTINE: And locking him up is not gonna help them. They are other ways to make restitution, Mary Beth.
(the Donners continue to embrace)
MARY BETH: Hey, are you OK here, because I gotta make a call. I'll meet you at the gate.
CHRISTINE: (calling after her) You're gonna see Harvey in a few hours!
(later, at the gate, the Donners are sitting waiting. The guide is standing there. Chris prowls up and down. Mary Beth comes rushing back)
MARY BETH: Sergeant Cagney!
CHRISTINE: Where the hell have you been?!!
MARY BETH: On the phone. I spoke to Assistant Attorney Dubin, and he wasn't too receptive. Until I called his old supervisor. Then he decided to look at the files.
CHRISTINE: He's never gone over the case?!
MARY BETH: Well, you know how a new Assistant DA can be, Christine. Any way, we rediscussed the case. How it's been eight years and all. Wise man that he is, ADA Dubin decides that there's not too much reason for indictment unless, of course, the victims wanna press charges.
CHRISTINE: Let me guess. You called them, and they're really not wanting to spend time in court.
MARY BETH: They've already put the case behind them. Stevens can go.
(the duo goes over to the Donners)
EVAN STEVENS: What's going on?
CHRISTINE: Well it appears that the DA is not gonna take you in front of the Grand Jury.
(EVAN STEVENS: (as Mary Beth takes off the cuffs) I don't understand.
MARY BETH: It's another kind of justice, Mr. Stevens.
LINDA DONNER: (in a broken voice) Are you saying that Tony's free?
MARY BETH: Yes, ma'am. (holding up the cuffs) And free men don't wear these.
EVAN STEVENS: I don't know what to say.
CHRISTINE: You don't have to say anything. Just keep doing what you've been doing the last eight years. And good luck.
EVAN STEVENS: And I can go?!
MARY BETH: Yeah, go home.
EVAN STEVENS: (as the Donners run off) Thanks.
MARY BETH: You're welcome.
CHRISTINE: (putting sunglasses on) Well, ready to go home, partner?
MARY BETH: Yeah. (putting designer sunglasses on) Ready now!

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