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Dr. Melinda Warner (Character)
from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)

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"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Harm (#9.5)" (2007)
Dr. Melinda Warner: So much for 2500 years of "first do no harm".
Dr. George Huang: That's a little black and white.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I didn't realize the hypocratic oath was written in shades of grey.

Dr. Faith Sutton: Our country is at war. I have skills that can help. Do you really expect me not to use them?
Dr. Melinda Warner: You took an oath. You don't get to take a time-out because we're at war, because it's difficult to uphold. The oath was written for times like these.

Dr. Melinda Warner: [about Dr. Sutton] I guess she didn't take the same oath we did.
Dr. George Huang: It doesn't sound like she was directly involved in any torture.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Not directly involved? Why are you defending her?
Dr. George Huang: Sutton is a respected psychiatrist. I've heard her speak on combat-related PTSD.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Well, the problem is, she isn't treating it. She's causing it.

Casey Novak: I just think we're gonna have a tough time trying to bring Helios or Tomforde to trial.
Dr. Melinda Warner: What about Sutton?
Dr. George Huang: She didn't kill Kate or Abbas.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Might as well have.
Dr. George Huang: Melinda...
Dr. Melinda Warner: That woman's interrogation methods led to Abbas's death and God knows how many others.
Donald Cragen: We can't arrest Sutton for something that happened in Iraq.
Olivia Benson: No, but Abbas died in New York. If a reasonable doctor could have foreseen that her methods would lead to heart failure, heart attack, death...
Dr. Melinda Warner: There's a case for criminally negligent homicide.
Detective Elliot Stabler: And you really think a jury will hold Sutton responsible?
Olivia Benson: She taught a loose cannon like Tomforde how to torture a man to death. That not enough for you?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Someone should be held responsible. It's what Kate Simes would have wanted and what Haroun Abbas deserves.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Retro (#10.5)" (2008)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [going after Hutton on court steps] City Health Department Study says New Yorkers contract H.I.V. three times the national rate. That a lie too?
Dr. Gideon Hutton: [turns to her] Wake up, Doctor. We have immunized people against every viral disease for two centuries. We know that people produce antibodies to H.I.V. So why is there no anti-AIDS vaccine and why hasn't one AIDS patient ever been cured?
Dr. Melinda Warner: You son-of-a-bitch. We all want a cure for AIDS. You're killing people with your outrageous beliefs.
Dr. Gideon Hutton: My beliefs are scientific fact.
Dr. Melinda Warner: They're junk science. You're a murderer and a false prophet.
Dr. Gideon Hutton: That's what they called Jesus Christ.
[gives her a small smile and descends the stairs and Greylek comes into view to talk to Warner]
Dr. Melinda Warner: Hope the jury doesn't think he's the son of God.
A.D.A. Kim Greylek: Jurors love conspiracy theories. I'm afraid they might buy the garbage Dr. Strangelove's selling.
Dr. Melinda Warner: [turns to Greylek] If we lose this case, it gives him credibility and more people will die.

Dr. Melinda Warner: Two-thirds of the world's HIV-positive kids get infected during pregnancy or at birth from the mother. The rest acquire it during breastfeeding.
A.D.A. Kim Greylek: Okay, so Susan could have passed the virus to Lisa either way.
Dr. Melinda Warner: It's a shame. HIV-positive women in this country have a 98% chance of having a healthy baby if they take antiretrovirals during pregnancy and put the child on meds after birth.

Donna Emmett: [to Dr Warner] True or false, Doctor: every disease allegedly caused by AIDS can also appear in people who don't have HIV.
Dr. Melinda Warner: True.
Donna Emmett: Was there HIV in Lisa Ross' blood?
Dr. Melinda Warner: No, but she...
Donna Emmett: Then isn't it possible that her PCP pneumonia was caused by something other than HIV? Yes or no?
Dr. Melinda Warner: It's not that simple.
Donna Emmett: Do you have a hearing problem, Doctor?
A.D.A. Kim Greylek: Your Honor, is she going to let her finish a sentence?
Judge Walter Bradley: Ms. Emmett, that's enough.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Choreographed (#8.9)" (2006)
[Benson and Stabler enter the Medical Examiner's room. She looks surprised to see Benson back]
M.E. Melinda Warner: [to Stabler] So you are recycling old partners?
Olivia Benson: [a bit offended] Old?
M.E. Melinda Warner: Welcome back, Liv.

M.E. Melinda Warner: So, you're working this alone?
Det. Elliot Stabler: Yeah
M.E. Melinda Warner: Where's detective Beck?
Det. Elliot Stabler: Eh, Dani is went back to warrents
M.E. Melinda Warner: You're getting another new partner?
Det. Elliot Stabler: No, they've run out

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Identity (#6.12)" (2005)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [about Katie's death] Gangbanger cut her ear to ear.
Detective Olivia Benson: He was sending a message, cutting her vocal cords.
Dr. Melinda Warner: It was completely pointless.

Dr. Melinda Warner: I'm still waiting for DNA results from saliva off the bite marks, but I did run a chromosomal analysis to narrow down a few genetic traits.
Elliot Stabler: Great. We'll print up flyers, hope somebody recognizes her genes.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Vulnerable (#4.3)" (2002)
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Cause of death said cardiac arrest.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Which means 'We don't know what killed her, but we don't think it was foul play'.
[Munch and Fin look at each other]
Detective John Munch: What would you have put?
Dr. Melinda Warner: I don't know, but I would have mentioned this, an unaccounted for needle mark in the arm.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: She was in the hospital, maybe they gave her an IV.
Dr. Melinda Warner: She was in to have her knee drained. Hole's in the wrong place.

Detective John Munch: The day is coming when embalming fluid is put in a lotion.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Until that day, it will remain the medical examiner's worst nightmare.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Fault (#7.19)" (2006)
M.E. Melinda Warner: [to Olivia about Elliot] Sometimes all that brooding intensity is just annoying.

M.E. Melinda Warner: Well, when you find this guy, be sure to give him a special kick in the nuts for me.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Undercover (#9.15)" (2008)
Dr. Melinda Warner: How'd you know to ask Ashley about the mole?
Detective Olivia Benson: She remembered.
Dr. Melinda Warner: But you couldn't have known she was right.
Detective Olivia Benson: I saw it... when he had me in the basement.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Olivia, did he rape you?
Detective Olivia Benson: It's the closest I've ever come.

[Captain Harris is getting a photo taken of his genitals as evidence]
Detective Elliot Stabler: Captain, huh? You look more like a private to me.
Dr. Melinda Warner: We'll have to enlarge it for the jury, but it's right where Ashley said it was.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Beef (#11.20)" (2010)
John Munch: DNA sweat stains, so now you have to watch where you sweat.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Wonders of science, baby.

John Munch: [birds in a cage] If only they could talk.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Well I'm no Dr. Dolittle, but a swab of the dog's mouth might tell us if he bit the perp while trying to protect her.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Need a vet?
Dr. Melinda Warner: No, I can do it, come here, boy.
[swabs dog's mouth, pauses]
Detective Elliot Stabler: You okay?
Dr. Melinda Warner: He's just a dead ringer for my dog, Petey.
Detective Elliot Stabler: I didn't know you had a dog.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Yeah well, with the work I do, it's nice to come home to something breathing.
John Munch: Yeah, we had a dog once, my father tripped over it and took him back to the pound the next day.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Lay down with dogs, wake up with fleas. Same with men.
[looks at victim murdered in her bed]

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Personal Fouls (#13.2)" (2011)
Olivia Benson: [to Dr. Warner after Stevie Harris' death] Circumstances undetermined? All that heroin in his blood? The guy's not exactly an amateur. Somebody gave him a hot shot.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Or he gave it to himself. What's undetermined, Detective is whether it's a homicide or a suicide. It's a cuppi: pending police investigation.
Olivia Benson: Come on, Melinda.
Nick Amaro: See, that's why the M.E.'s office is separate from the police. So they don't jump to our conclusions.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Don't play me, Amaro.
Nick Amaro: Never.

Olivia Benson: [to Dr. Warner] Look, Melinda, it's not our call. There's someone that we really like for this and we need cause to bring him in.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I can't get you there. Your scenario works. Here's another one: you saw the beating he took at the club. He was concussed, got woozy, couldn't find a vein. Fielder's choice.
Olivia Benson: So if it could go both ways. Then give us a break.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Come on, Olivia. You know better.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Streetwise (#9.11)" (2008)
Detective Elliot Stabler: What do we got?
Detective Olivia Benson: Jane Doe. Rape/homicide.
Dr. Melinda Warner: From the lividity, I'd put time of death around ten p.m. C.O.D. blunt force trauma to the head.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Perp hit her with a rock?
Detective Olivia Benson: If he did, he took it with him as a souvenir.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Beat her up pretty bad. Forensics?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Fluids in her underpants.
Detective Olivia Benson: A weekend warrior found her while they were playing paintball. All the players volunteered their DNA.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Her earlobes are torn. Perp take the earrings?
Dr. Melinda Warner: He left one behind. There's blood on the wire.
Detective Elliot Stabler: He dropped it when he fled.
Dr. Melinda Warner: It's an Engel. Very expensive.
[Stabler gives her a look wondering how she knows that]
Dr. Melinda Warner: My sister's a buyer at Saks.
Detective Olivia Benson: We'll send a notice to all the pawn shops in the tri-state.
Dr. Melinda Warner: He'll definitely hock it. One of these babies is worth five grand.
Detective Elliot Stabler: It sure as hell wasn't worth this.

Dr. Melinda Warner: Jane Doe's blood alcohol was elevated; .1.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Well, she must have been partying before she hit the park. CSU didn't find a bottle.
Dr. Melinda Warner: And I found paint residue in the head wound. I'm trying to match the color.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Could it have come from one of the paintballers?
Dr. Melinda Warner: [holding up a paintball pellet] These pellets are made of water, sorbitol, and wax. Residue in your victim's head wound is black latex wall paint mixed with rust flakes.
Detective Olivia Benson: Any luck with the players' DNA?
Dr. Melinda Warner: They're clear. No match to the semen in your victim's panties.
Detective Olivia Benson: So all we know is something black and rusty killed her.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Not quite. I saved the good news for last.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Rapist's in the system?
Dr. Melinda Warner: No. Your victim is. Her name's Shelby Crawford.
Detective Elliot Stabler: What was she collared for?
Dr. Melinda Warner: DUI. Wrapped her Saab around a lamppost.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Cold (#9.19)" (2008)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [while at the crime scene] I see the circus is in town.
Elliot Stabler: What do you expect? When cops shoot each other, clowns come out. It's entertainment.

Casey Novak: [to Dr. Warner] The jury's looking at my witness like she did something wrong.
Dr. Melinda Warner: People feel strongly about immigration on both sides.
Casey Novak: That's why your forensic testimony needs to be solid. Is this partial profile enough to say he's a match?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Yes, but it leaves you wide open on rebuttal.
Casey Novak: Okay, why?
Dr. Melinda Warner: All human cells except platelets have 13 loci. The semen the lab tested presented only nine which means it was significantly degraded.
Casey Novak: I'll need probabilities as to the DNA match for Crane.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I can't give them with what we have.
Casey Novak: Okay, without it, he walks. Thomas Crane raped and murdered a young girl and we gave him the badge to hide behind while he did it.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I know what you want me to say, but the science doesn't support it.
Casey Novak: When the defense gets these lab reports, they might have enough for reasonable doubt. Can you live with that?
Dr. Melinda Warner: If I have to. Because I sure as hell won't risk my reputation for a verdict we didn't earn.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Design (#7.2)" (2005)
Dr. Melinda Warner: This is all that survived the fire.
Olivia Benson: Not very much.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Fire marshal says an accelerant was used, probably gasoline, to enhance the burn.
Elliot Stabler: Smart guy. Wanted to make sure we didn't find a body.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I didn't.
Olivia Benson: You mean it was incinerated?
Dr. Melinda Warner: No, I mean there wasn't one in that car. Body burns, you always find something.

Dr. Melinda Warner: The only explanation is a technique called electro ejaculation.
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: I don't like the sound of that.
Dr. Melinda Warner: [showing them a machine] Nothing to it. Insert this end in the rectum, an electric shock causes an involuntary ejaculation.
John Munch: Love used to be simpler.
Dr. Melinda Warner: The first procedure was done back in the '70s on a teenager who died in a motorcycle accident. His parents wanted grandchildren. It's called posthumous reproduction.
John Munch: The sperm from a corpse is viable?
Dr. Melinda Warner: If harvested within thirty hours.
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Will this thing work if the guy's not dead?
Dr. Melinda Warner: They've recently started using this technique on paraplegics and coma victims. If your guys were drugged, they never knew it happened.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Rhodium Nights (#13.23)" (2012)
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Melinda, is there anything you can give us to help us ID her?
Dr. Melinda Warner: She had breast implants, we're running the serial numbers.

Dr. Melinda Warner: Your victim had semen in her mouth and throat, and two ounces in her stomach.
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: That's more than one guy. She was a working girl.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Shattered (#11.24)" (2010)
Detective Olivia Benson: I don't think I can do this.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Then get ready to watch me die.

Dr. Melinda Warner: Back off you vultures, I'm not dead yet.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Rapist Anonymous (#15.9)" (2013)
[Fin and Rollins are investigating the death of a man who either fell, jumped, or was pushed off of a roof]
Dr. Melinda Warner: After sex, most men feel the urge to urinate, which clears the urethra. He didn't get the chance. And the amount of fluid is consistent with his having ejaculated very recently.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Melinda, English?
Dr. Melinda Warner: He came, and then he went.

Dr. Melinda Warner: So, it turns out she is lesbian. He is transgender. And we found the murder weapon lodged in his anal canal
Detective Olivia Benson: Hey, try the hot soppressata
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: My favorite is still the sherling we found humping that passed out vic
[oh yeah]
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: and he tells me: I though she was dead.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Turns out he just a little co-fetish
Detective Olivia Benson: Hey guys, uhm, maybe we don't talk shop?

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Serendipity (#5.5)" (2003)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [during Brianna Lewis's autopsy] She was injected with Versed, a powerful sedative that paralyzes.
Detective Olivia Benson: But doesn't knock you out. Brianna would've felt everything going on, but couldn't move to resist.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Wait a minute. How can you go into labor if you're paralyzed?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Pitocin causes the cervix to dilate.
Detective Olivia Benson: Which pregnant women produce naturally.
Dr. Melinda Warner: But I found evidence of a synthetic form in the anal cavity. I'd say your perp incapacitated her with the Versed and then gave her a Pitocin suppository to induce labor...
Detective Elliot Stabler: And then ripped the baby right out of her.

Dr. Melinda Warner: [When it's discovered during Dr. Newlands' autopsy that he put a tube of blood in his arm]
[about how Dr. Newlands put the tube in his arm]
Dr. Melinda Warner: He could have given himself a local, inserted the tube and stitched himself back up.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Why would he do that?
Dr. George Huang: To beat a paternity test.
Detective Olivia Benson: Son of a bitch. Newlands was the father of Brianna's baby. He put somebody else's blood in that tube.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Hold on a minute, hold on. You have professional people taking blood out of his arm. Wouldn't they notice that?
Dr. Melinda Warner: You only have to roll your sleeve up to the elbow. The scar would've been hidden.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Thought I'd seen everything.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Mercy (#4.14)" (2003)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [arriving at the crime scene] Please tell me this isn't what I think it is.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Afraid so.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Give me a minute.

Detective Elliot Stabler: If you don't want your baby, there are other options.
Detective Olivia Benson: Not for the girl who dumps her newborn into the river.
Dr. Melinda Warner: She's not a newborn.
Detective Olivia Benson: How do you know?
Dr. Melinda Warner: The umbilical stump's gone, she's at least a month old.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Sick (#5.19)" (2004)
[Warner is removing some of Tripley's hair for a DNA sample]
Billy Tripley: Look, this really hurts.
[she pulls another hair]
Billy Tripley: Oh, come on! Are you going to pull out every hair on my head?
M.E. Melinda Warner: We have to make sure to get one with the root attached. Ten hairs is standard procedure.
[pulls another hair]
Billy Tripley: Look, this is police brutality!
Elliot Stabler: Trust me, when you're being brutalized by me, you'll know it.
Billy Tripley: You just threatened me. Did you hear him threaten me?
M.E. Melinda Warner: Nope.
[prepares to take an oral swab]
M.E. Melinda Warner: Open wide, and if you bite me, *I'll* hurt you.

M.E. Melinda Warner: Please lower your pants and underwear.
Billy Tripley: Why?
M.E. Melinda Warner: Pubic hair samples. I'll need ten of those as well.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Parts (#6.22)" (2005)
Dr. Melinda Warner: Victim's head, right arm and left leg were found in a car.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Well dismemberment's not a sex crime.
Dr. Melinda Warner: This one might be. Found traces of semen in her throat.
Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola: Didn't even let her gargle.

Dr. Melinda Warner: Each joint was skillfully disarticulated by somebody who clearly knew what they were doing.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Like a butcher.
Dr. Melinda Warner: ...Or a doctor.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Perfect (#4.24)" (2003)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [about Samantha Tassler's autopsy] When a woman goes through her menstrual cycle, one, maybe two eggs are released, leaving the follicles where the eggs came from empty.
Olivia Benson: And something was wrong with Samantha's ovaries?
Dr. Melinda Warner: She had 12 visibly involuted follicles. That means 12 eggs all released at the same time. I've never seen that in a 14-year-old.
Elliot Stabler: But I thought women were most fertile in their teenage years.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Usually this only happens when the ovaries are hyperstimulated by hormones, like for in-vitro fertilization.
Olivia Benson: So assuming that she even wanted to, why does a 14-year-old girl need help getting pregnant?
Dr. Melinda Warner: I don't know, but whatever the reason, it worked. Samantha was carrying an 8-week-old fetus.

Elliot Stabler: [to Dr. Warner] Now what about Samantha's fetus? I mean, you're not going to tell us that that's the clone of some family's dead child, are you?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Until someone proves otherwise, that's science fiction.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Daydream Believer (#16.20)" (2015)
Greg Yates: [to Dr. Warner after looking at photographs of Nadia's death] Doctor, could Miss Decotis' injuries have been caused by her prostitution?
Dr. Melinda Warner: It's unlikely. She was savaged.
Greg Yates: Savaged, you say? How so?
Dr. Melinda Warner: In addition to the blunt trauma and strangulation, there were cuts on her nipples and external genitalia.
Greg Yates: And her anal sphincter, was that torn?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Yes, it was.
Greg Yates: And these injuries, though not fatal, they would've been painful?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Very. She died a slow death.
Greg Yates: How long did she survive after the first attack started?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Thirty minutes. Maybe longer.
Greg Yates: And she would've been in agony all through it?
Judge Elana Barth: Mr. Barba, not to put words in your mouth, but I'm willing to entertain an objection if you have one.
Rafael Barba: I'm fine, your Honor.
Greg Yates: Doctor, was she in a lot of pain?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Yes. I'm sure she was.
Greg Yates: Were there signs of struggle?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Yes. The skin was torn around the ligature marks.
Greg Yates: What goes through a victim's head in their final moments?
Attorney Crane: Your Honor, may I please speak with my client?
Greg Yates: No, I'm not done here.
Attorney Crane: Short recess.
Greg Yates: Sit down.
[Crane takes her seat]
Greg Yates: [to Dr. Warner] Back to Nadia. Would the terror, the fear have flooded her with adrenaline?
Dr. Melinda Warner: I can't answer that.
Greg Yates: Would she have awareness of what was going on? Would she understand that these were the final moments of her life?
[Dr. Warner doesn't answer]
Greg Yates: Come on, doctor. We are both medical people! Use your knowledge!
[looks around to see that the entire courtroom is staring at him]
Greg Yates: Or... Or don't.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Soulless (#4.25)" (2003)
Olivia Benson: [after Olivia's card is found in Chloe Dutton's mouth] Please tell me this guy was stupid enough to leave his name.
Dr. Melinda Warner: No. Yours.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Confrontation (#8.5)" (2006)
Detective Elliot Stabler: [about a rape victim who called him before her murder] All she said was she wanted her life back.
Dr. Melinda Warner: She didn't want to be a victim anymore.
Detective Elliot Stabler: [pause] Who does?

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Snitch (#9.10)" (2007)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [during the murder victim's autopsy] The scarring is from an improperly healed female circumcision.
Elliot Stabler: She was mutilated.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Along with 150 million other women in Africa, The Middle East and parts of Asia.
Olivia Benson: Because men think cutting a woman to shreds will prevent her from being promiscuous.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Done safely, they lose all sexual sensation, but too many die from infection.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Closet (#9.16)" (2008)
Olivia Benson: [about the body of the murder victim] Looks like he died laughing.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Or screaming.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Abuse (#2.11)" (2001)
Detective Olivia Benson: [to Dr. Warner] Did you finish with the celebrity's kid?
Dr. Melinda Warner: He's in the fridge. The parents' "people" have been raising holy hell to have him released.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Redemption (#3.6)" (2001)
Fin Tutuola: What's this guy's game?
Dr. Melinda Warner: I don't know, but the hell this woman went through, death was a blessing.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Criminal Stories (#15.18)" (2014)
Amanda Rollins: You're sure?
Dr. Melinda Warner: You realize you'd ask me that every time.
Amanda Rollins: No, I don't.
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Yes, you do.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Yes, I am sure!

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Bedtime (#11.18)" (2010)
Detective Elliot Stabler: We disturb Cal Cutler's eternal rest for nothing.
Dr. Melinda Warner: You didn't disturb him.
Detective Elliot Stabler: I was speaking metaphorically.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I meant it literally.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Pixies (#2.9)" (2001)
M.E. Melinda Warner: [after a quick glance at the victim] Guess what? She's dead.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Loss (#5.4)" (2003)
Olivia Benson: What's the story?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Hasn't been dead more than twelve hours. No stab or gunshot wounds. You can see the trauma to the left side of her face and torso. Beat her to death.
Olivia Benson: Rape kit?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Positive for fluids. She was moved post-mortem, too. Lividity looks like she died on her back, but she was on her side when they found her.
Elliot Stabler: Sounds like a dump job. Question: why here?
Olivia Benson: She's got a boyfriend in the neighborhood. He starts smacking her around, she grabs the coat and tries to leave.
Elliot Stabler: Or she's a high-priced call girl. John's got some fantasy of her showing up wearing nothing but the coat, only this time the john's a psycho.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I'm guessing whatever she was, she said something she shouldn't have.
Elliot Stabler: How do you figure that?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Guy cut out her tongue.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Name (#7.7)" (2005)
M.E. Melinda Warner: Battlestar Galactica. Answers one question - death probably occurred in the late '70s. I think I had that lunchbox.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Undercover Mother (#16.15)" (2015)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [to Olivia] I need to know the legal status of your relationship with Noah.
Olivia Benson: What? Why?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Just tell me. Have you started the adoption process?
Olivia Benson: Well, there's a pile of paperwork, but the second that I'm allowed to adopt him, I will. What's going on?
Dr. Melinda Warner: There was a hit on Johnny Drake's DNA when it went through the system. It was a familial match in an unrelated case which is not discoverable in Drake's current case. He never needs to know.
Olivia Benson: Needs to know what? What are you saying?
Dr. Melinda Warner: What I am trying to tell you Johnny D. is Noah's father.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Smut (#10.10)" (2008)
Dr. Melinda Warner: Rape kit confirms your victim was menstruating.
Elliot Stabler: Son of a bitch has an answer for everything.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Perverted (#11.9)" (2009)
[Coming up to a crime scene where a biker is tied to a tree, pants pulled down with a bloody crotch area]
Detective Elliot Stabler: Dispatcher's a comedian. He wrote this up as a sexually mutilated tree-hugger.
Dr. Melinda Warner: [Referring to victims genitals] Someone did some illegal pruning. Left the berries, chopped the branch clean off.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Perp take it as a trophy?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Thought so at first, then CSU saw a squirrel run up that tree with it.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: I thought squirrels preferred nuts.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Pop (#12.11)" (2011)
Dr. Melinda Warner: The internal body temp is down little more than 2 degrees
Elliot Stabler: So he's been dead little over an hour
Dr. Melinda Warner: You're getting good at this!
Elliot Stabler: Wish I weren't!

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Signature (#9.12)" (2008)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [while examining the murder victim] Uterus punctured by a foreign object, colon punctured by a foreign object...
FBI Special Agent Lauren Cooper: I don't think we need to hear any more.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I speak for the dead and I'm not done!

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Conned (#11.19)" (2010)
Dr. Melinda Warner: Got a hit on Jack's prints. Popped for identity theft last year. Passed himself off as Donald Trump's son.
John Munch: Quite the entrepreneur. Too bad he's dead. Donald might have adopted him.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Angels (#4.6)" (2002)
M.E. Melinda Warner: [using Elliot to demonstrate how a victim's throat was cut after his genitals were removed] An amateur would have cut Jansen's throat straight across. Your guy cut the carotid artery, here and here. The other part...
Det. Elliot Stabler: [steps away, quickly] You don't need to demonstrate that part.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Anchor (#11.10)" (2009)
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: How does a Catholic schoolgirl end up dead on a hooker stroll?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Isn't that a question for Homicide? It's not a sex crime, Fin.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: She looks like a special victim to me.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Pique (#2.20)" (2001)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [During the murder victim's autopsy] External examination found no traces of semen. Further testing showed spermicides usually found in condoms.
[places an organ on the scale]
Elliot Stabler: This is fun.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Rooftop (#3.4)" (2001)
Elliot Stabler: [after another teenage girl is found murdered on a rooftop] Well, if it's Leon's work, he's improvising.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Couldn't have been Leon Tate.
Elliot Stabler: What are you talking about?
Dr. Melinda Warner: The victim's still in rigor. Probably killed this morning. Tate was dead by last night.
[Stabler looks shocked]
Olivia Benson: Elliot...
Elliot Stabler: I wanted it to be Leon.
Olivia Benson: Everything fit.
Elliot Stabler: We wasted time. Another girl's dead because I went down the wrong road.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: PTSD (#10.9)" (2008)
Dr. Melinda Warner: Rigor's set. T.O.D.'s about twelve hours. She has bruising around her throat.
Detective Olivia Benson: Looks like she was yoked.
Dr. Melinda Warner: One jagged stab wound to the back.
Detective Olivia Benson: Any way the baby could have survived the attack?
Dr. Melinda Warner: How far along was she?
Detective Olivia Benson: 32, maybe 33 weeks.
Dr. Melinda Warner: The lungs aren't fully developed yet, but that's not what worries me.
Detective Olivia Benson: You think the baby was cut.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I'd be surprised if it wasn't. The killer really hacked up the womb. I got pieces of placenta and part of the umbilical cord. I'll rush DNA on the cord blood, see if we can ID the father.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Careless (#5.18)" (2004)
Dr. Melinda Warner: Are you okay?
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: I'm cool.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I know, but are you okay?

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Merchandise (#12.4)" (2010)
Dr. Melinda Warner: Fractures of the zygomatic socket, scapula, radius and ulna.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Well it makes sense. We've got witnesses who saw our Jane Doe get hit by a cab, running out of the Farmers Market.
Detective Olivia Benson: So why'd you call us in for a traffic fatality?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Because I know how to do my job - I was shot in the lung, not the head.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Hothouse (#10.12)" (2009)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [about Jennifer's handwriting] This type of hypergraphia is common with Provigil abuse. The drug was developed to treat narcolepsy and other sleep disorders, then the government discovered its military value as a stimulant, gave it to the troops to keep them alert in the field.
Detective Olivia Benson: Now kids are using it to cram for their exams.
Dr. Melinda Warner: When used properly, it is an effective treatment for ADD.
Detective Olivia Benson: Properly, yeah, right. Tell me those kids at Morewood popping pills all have attention deficit.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I'll tip off a friend in the Health Department. See if we can stop the pill-pushing.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Lowdown (#5.20)" (2004)
Dr. Melinda Warner: This is the DNA from Jeff York, this is the DNA from inside the condom, they don't match. There were two men in that car.
Detective Olivia Benson: The operative word being 'men'.
Detective Elliot Stabler: No wonder you and Jeff didn't have any chemistry. He was gay.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Sin (#8.17)" (2007)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [finding a corpse with his eyes plucked out in a graveyard] Help me catch a few of those crows.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Loophole (#8.13)" (2007)
Dr. Melinda Warner: No, for once Munch *isn't* crazy.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Juvenile (#4.9)" (2002)
Elliot Stabler: [to Dr. Warner] An M.E. out of the morgue? Must be big.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Captain Cragen told me you were here. Lab finished analyzing the vomit from the crime scene.
Olivia Benson: Hey, am I gonna want to stop eating before I hear this?
Dr. Melinda Warner: Pieces of roast beef, a little mozzarella cheese, kernels of corn and raisins. Luckily, they hadn't been in the stomach very long, so everything was only partially digested.
Olivia Benson: Yeah, I'm done.
[pushes her plate away and Stabler starts eating from it]

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Dominance (#4.20)" (2003)
Detective Dave Duethorn: Yo, Lucates. Take this couple up to Homicide and have Kroling get their statements, alright?
Detective Elliot Stabler: [walking from behind] Detective Dave Duethorn. Missed dinner with my wife and kids; this better be good.
[they begin walking to the home]
Detective Dave Duethorn: Two naked women; fluids everywhere; both raped and shot in the head.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: That's our bread and butter.
Detective Dave Duethorn: So, I guess the two head-shot naked guys with them are nothing special, right?
[they enter and Stabler looks back at Fin as a response to Duethorn's statement]
Detective Dave Duethorn: What do y'think?
Detective Elliot Stabler: Looks like the party from hell.
Detective Dave Duethorn: Dinner party, to be exact.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: With an orgy for dessert.
Detective Dave Duethorn: Except they never made it to the appetizer.
Detective Dave Duethorn: Dining room table's still set. And check that out.
Detective Elliot Stabler: [reads] "Happy Engagement; share wonderful lives together." There's no signature; who's the unlucky couple here?
Detective Dave Duethorn: Evan Briggs and his fiancee Melissa Ziman. Other two are Dean McCarren and Regina Valerio. The couple who found them made the IDs. Evan and Melissa invited some grad school friends over to celebrate.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Not the type of evening you expect to turn into a sexual free-for-all.
Detective Dave Duethorn: I'm thinkin' home invasion.
[walks further into house as he talks]
Detective Dave Duethorn: Doorbell rings, victim opens door, wacko busts in and robs 'em.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: You got four victims. Got to be at least two perps.
Detective Elliot Stabler: What did they take?
Dr. Melinda Warner: All the victims' jewelry. Marks on the men's wrists indicate they wore watches. The women wore necklaces.
Detective Dave Duethorn: Their wallets and IDs are also gone, along with Ms. Ziman's two-and-a-half carat engagement ring. The couple who found them told me she got it last week. Oh, and there's something else, right, Doc?
Dr. Melinda Warner: [bent down by a body] Both men were beaten, probably with the business end of an automatic.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Something must have set them off.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Pummeled the men and raped the women.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Not just the women.
Detective Dave Duethorn: Excuse me?
Dr. Melinda Warner: [turns to look at Duethorn] The men were raped, too.
[turns back to the downturned body]

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Scourge (#2.21)" (2001)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [to Munch] We found only the victim's blood at the arcade, but take a look at these. You know Locard's theory?
Detective John Munch: Transfer evidence. Everywhere you go, you pick something up and leave something behind. Seven years in Homicide, I better know it.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Brotherhood (#5.12)" (2004)
Dr. Melinda Warner: My husband's Alpha Phi Alpha. He keeps his Greek directory right next to his Harry Potter hardcovers.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Quickie (#11.11)" (2010)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [to Olivia and Elliot] Even if we get the records, a lot of HlV testing is anonymous, so there are no names, only numbers.
Detective Elliot Stabler: But at least we'll get an idea of how many women he might have given a death sentence to.
Detective Olivia Benson: Melinda, you said it yourself. This guy could be a walking epidemic.
Dr. Melinda Warner: To do this properly, I'll have to screen thousands of HlV samples.
[Elliot and Olivia give her a look]
Dr. Melinda Warner: Have Cabot get a court order for the names of potential infected partners.
Detective Olivia Benson: I know where to start.
Dr. Melinda Warner: There's still a stigma attached to HlV. A lot of people won't talk about it.
Detective Olivia Benson: I'll bring reinforcements.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Intoxicated (#6.19)" (2005)
Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran: Here's your murder weapon. Found it in the incinerator room.
Detective Elliot Stabler: It looks like the attack started here.
Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran: That seems right. See the arc on the wall? That's castoff from the subsequent blows. Tails on the droplets in the pattern point to where the blood came from.
Detective Elliot Stabler: That spot right there. It's got a pattern in it.
Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran: Yeah, it's secondary transfer from the button on her jeans. The line next to it is off the seam down the side of her pants from when she stopped, rolled on her side.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Surprised she made it this far. Her skulls is cracked wide open. We're still looking for all the missing pieces.
Detective Elliot Stabler: How many times was she hit?
Dr. Melinda Warner: I count five blows to the head alone. And she's got wounds on her torso and extremities.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Dead how long?
Dr. Melinda Warner: She's still warm. Two hours, tops.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Stranger (#10.11)" (2009)
Captain Donald Cragen: What, are you waiting for an invitation?
[Olivia and Elliot turn around to Cragen]
Detective Olivia Benson: Just thought we'd give Vasko a taste of his own medicine.
Captain Donald Cragen: I think he's familiar with the tactics of breaking someone. All you're giving him is time to lawyer up.
Detective Elliot Stabler: We're buying ourselves some.
[Melinda comes]
Detective Elliot Stabler: You got something?
Dr. Melinda Warner: It's too soon for DNA results, so I ran an individual specific auto-antibodies test on Mr. Vasko. It's not admissible in court yet but, uh, it only takes two hours.
Captain Donald Cragen: Well, how did we get a court order for his DNA already?
Detective Elliot Stabler: We didn't need one. Vasko ran, Fin clotheslined him, bloodied up his nose on Fin's sleeve.
Dr. Melinda Warner: And Fin was kind enough to pass it along to me. He's a match for the semen on your girl's dress.
Detective Olivia Benson: [smiles slightly] That's all we need.
[starts walking]
Dr. Melinda Warner: Hold on. I'm not finished. I did get the DNA results from your Jane Doe's rape kit. She's not Heather.
Detective Elliot Stabler: We figured that one out ourselves.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Did you know her name is Kirsten Vuscelik?
Captain Donald Cragen: What, she's in the system?
Dr. Melinda Warner: No, in CODIS. She was abducted in Ohio six years ago. Her mother Marcie was certain it as a parental kidnapping.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: American Tragedy (#15.3)" (2013)
Dr. Melinda Warner: [during Mehcad Carter's autopsy] Kids can survive incredible trauma, but when they crump, they crump quick.
Rafael Barba: Crump?
Amanda Rollins: All the vitals go south all at once.
Odafin Tutuola: So we're looking at a homicide?
Dr. Melinda Warner: If getting shot what killed him? Yeah.
Olivia Benson: Jolene said that she fired in self-defense.
Dr. Melinda Warner: I can't speak to that, but there was no fouling or stippling on his body. He wasn't that close to her.
Rafael Barba: Is it possible the stippling disappeared during surgery?
Dr. Melinda Warner: It can't. Stippling burns into skin.
Amanda Rollins: What about on the clothing?
Dr. Melinda Warner: You mean after EMS, the evidence mangling service cut his clothes off through the bullet hole? I will hunt them down and kill them.
Odafin Tutuola: Melinda.
Dr. Melinda Warner: Sorry.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Lust (#4.4)" (2002)
M.E. Melinda Warner: It took me most of the night, but I figured out what Dr. Esterman was working on.
Det. Elliot Stabler: Looks like a bunch of circles and arrows.
M.E. Melinda Warner: Tell me about it. I've been seeing circles and arrows all night.