Goliath: It is said that for a nation to survive and flourish. It must become a community of laws. Limits agreed to by its citizens that allow them to live and work together in peace. To live outside the law, is to reject the community. How can humans accept us if we fail to submit to their legal authority? How can we protect them if they turn us away?
Amy Schummer: We were smart to waive a jury trial. We would never find 12 jurors without a bias aginst gargoyles.
Goliath: If you're trying to keep up my spirits, you aren't doing a very good job.
Amy Schummer: I'm being realistic, Goliath. Without a witness we don't have much to fight with. Oh, I still think our best hope is to file a motion saying the court has no jurisdiction over non-humans.
Goliath: No. No legal tricks. I will be tried by my community and found innocent.
Goliath: Your Honor, do I have the right to speak in my own defense? Gargoyles exist to protect their community. It is not our nature to rob. We have no use for money or material possessions. I have come to this courtroom seeking justice. Not only for myself, but for all my kind. I ask you to look into your hearts. Judge us not as the monster we may appear to you. But as fellow beings. Beings with the same hopes and dreams as you, to live in peace.
Goliath: I am not going! Not until the judge declares me innocent.
Lexington: Have you gone stir crazy? You've seen how much they hate gargoyles!
Goliath: I have seen it! That is why I cannot run away. Get Amy to the courthouse. And whatever happens, do nothing to help me. This is a problem I must solve... on my own.
Gang Leader: Why should I trust you? When you know I let take the rap for the jewelry job?
Goliath: If I wanted to hurt you, you'd already be dead! Or maybe you want me to join up with one of your rivals?
Goliath: [handing a tape recorder to the Judge] Your Honor, I know this evidence isn't being introduced according to the rules. But I have learned that rules alone are not enough to give us justice. Justice comes from ordinary people... and gargoyles... striving to do what is right. I will abide by your decision whatever it is.
Goliath: [Elisa enters his cell] I knew you'd come.
Elisa Maza: Shh, I told them you're a suspect in a case I'm working. It was the only way I could get past security.
Goliath: I am innocent.
Elisa Maza: Sometimes that's not enough. Look, Goliath, I'm a cop. I *can't* break the law. But if it ever looks like your life is in danger, I'll tell Hudson and the others where you're being held and I'll...
Goliath: No! You mustn't. I could break out of here by myself if I wanted to. But if I run, they'll assume I'm guilty. I shall have my day in court. If we ever hope for humanity to accept us, we must show them that we respect their laws.
Elisa Maza: [as the Gargoyles wake up] Hudson, Goliath's been arrested!
Broadway: I told you we should have stayed with Goliath!
Lexington: I wanted to stay with him, *you* said he was a big boy, he could take care of himself.
Elisa Maza: Goliath doesn't want to escape. He wants us to stand trial, let the system prove his innocence.
Lexington: That's crazy! They'll crucify him!
Broadway: We gotta bust him out!
Hudson: NO! We must respect Goliath's wishes.
Hudson: Perhaps he was wise to trust the human system after all.
Elisa Maza: Hmph, maybe he just got lucky.
Hudson: Hmm. Lass, as long as I've known Goliath, he's had a habit of making his own luck.
Gang Leader: [shoots a gap in the front wall of the store] I love shopping.
Goliath: [pounces on him] I believe the store is closed.
Goliath: [Broadway tackles him out of the way of a car] You've put on weight.
Amy Schummer: [Goliath turns to stone] Oh, why do I get all the hard cases?
Gang Leader: [overheard by Elisa from the alley] I warned you about talkin' to cops. You don't know anything. You understand?
Street Person 1: Hey, I didn't say nothin, all right?
Elisa Maza: [walking over] What *should* he have said?
Gang Leader: [throws the man against a wall causing him to flee] Who wants to know?
Elisa Maza: The NYPD.
[he holds out a gun; she kicks it out of his hand]
Elisa Maza: That's the police, in case you're confused.
Elisa Maza: [jumps as the thug dodges her; he lands in a trash can] All right, you piece of garbage.