[Sam has to testify as Katie at her rape trial the next morning]
Sam: Al. I think I figured out the solution to the problem.
Al: Well, then you're doing better than me and Ziggy.
Sam: Who's the one person who can tell us the truth about what happened that night?
Sam: Right. So we bring her in to testify.
Al: A-ha. How can we do that? She's in the waiting room.
Sam: No, wait a second. What if she's in the imaging chamber?
Al: And touching me!
Sam: Then I can see her.
Al: Yeah, but you couldn't hear her. And your lip-reading is terrible, as- Oh! I could repeat everything she says.
Sam: No, no, no, that would take too long. You have to figure out a way for me to hear her.
Sam: Well, I haven't figured that out. That's for you and Ziggy to work out.
Al: In twelve hours?
Sam: Oh, come on, twelve hours. What's twelve hours? You and Ziggy together? Come on!
Al: What makes you so sure?
Sam: It's all the time I got.
[Al enters through the imaging chamber door with Katie McBain]
Al: We did it, Sam. We did it. Of course, it took enough power to light up St. Louis for a month, but we did it.
Nancy: Miss McBain, did you go out on a date with Kevin Wentworth on the 20th of June?
Katie: Yes. He asked me to go to dinner that night.
Nancy: Did you accept?
Nancy: Could you please tell the court what happened on that dinner date?
Katie: Kevin took me to Au Petit Richard. It was very expensive and very nice.
Katie: Then, after diner, he asked me to go for a drive. I told him I had to work the next day. I'd rather go straight home.
Nancy: Did he take you straight home as you requested?
Katie: No. He took me to Fort Cronkite instead.
Nancy: And what happened there?
Katie: [Sam can no longer be heard repeating Katie's testimony] He parked the car and started to kiss me.
Nancy: Did you kiss him back?
Katie: At first, but then he started to get carried away and I stopped.
Nancy: Carried away?
Katie: He tried to put his hand up my dress.
Nancy: Go on.
Katie: I told him I wasn't like that. That I was a nice girl.
Nancy: What did he say?
Katie: He said the only difference between nice girls and bad girls is that bad girls help you. Then he started kissing and groping me again and I started to cry.
Nancy: How did he respond to your tears?
Katie: He slapped me. And I think I screamed, because then he hit men and pinned my arms behind me.
Nancy: And then what happened?
Katie: Then... then he raped me.
Nancy: Did you resist him?
Katie: Not after he hit me.
Nancy: Why not?
Katie: Because... I was afraid he would kill me.
Nancy: How did you escape?
Katie: When he was through, he got off me and I opened the door and I ran.
Nancy: Did you fall while running?
Nancy: Did you consent to having sexual intercourse with Mr. Wentworth that evening?
Nancy: Did you behave in any manner that would make Mr. Wentworth think you wanted to have sexual intercourse with him that evening?
Katie: No. Never. He raped me.
Sam: Come on, Al.
Nancy: Who's Al?
Sam: Uh, he's kind of my, uh, patron saint of hopeless causes.
Nancy: Hm, come on, Al. We need all the help we can get.
[Kevin has been acquitted for the rape]
Nancy: I'm sorry. After your testimony, I was sure they'd convict him.
Colleen: You have to forget this, Katie. We'll, we'll-we'll go somewhere-, we'll go somewhere where no one know us.
Sam: I'm not running away. I've done nothing to be ashamed of.
Nancy: Your mom's right about putting it behind you, Katie.
Sam: How? How am I supposed to forget everything that's happened? And I'm not just talking about the rape, I'm talking about everything that's happened to me since then.
Nancy: I forgot by becoming a prosecuting attorney.
Sam: You were raped?
Nancy: [becoming emotional] Twelve years ago.
Al: The guy was never convicted.
Nancy: That's why I try to only take rape cases I think I can win. See, when I lose, I go through it all again.
Sam: [hugs her] I'm sorry.
Jim: Come on, honey.
Sam: Thank you for trying.
[after failing to convict Kevin of rape]
Sam: I'm still here, so it must not be over yet.
[Sam has just beaten Kevin up and knocked him unconscious]
Jim: Sweetie, what happened?
Sam: He tried to do it again, only this time, I wasn't pinned inside of a car.
Jim: [stunned] You did that yourself?
Sam: Don't act so surprised, Dad. I mean, after all, I am a McBain.
Shumway: Katie, this is Nancy Hudson, Assistant DA.
Nancy: Sorry this happened to you.
Sam: Yeah, me too. Thanks.
Nancy: Uuh... We have your statement. She looked at mug shots yet? Maybe we'll get lucky.
Sam: I don't think that that will be...
Shumway: We know the man.
Shumway: And he was her date.
Sam: Is that gonna be a problem?
Nancy: Katie, in cases like yours where the rapist was your friend, they're incredibly though to prove.
Sam: That doesn't give him a right to commit a crime. Rape is a crime, isn't it?
Nancy: I didn't say it wasn't. But all it takes is for you to say "yes", and it's not a crime. One word, Miss...
Nancy: ...and we don't have a case. Isn't that right, Officer?
Shumway: Hey, look, I know we got burned on the last one, but... I'd bet my new fishing rod we can win this.
Nancy: Your *new* fishing rod, eh? That's serious.
Nancy: [to Sam] Look, I don't mean to make light of this situation, but... gotta be at a hearing in ten minutes. Katie, I'll tell you what. Tell you what, I'll review this file. Come back after lunch. Alone.
Shumway: You're hurting my feelings.
Sam: I'll be back, thanks.
Nancy: And I really am sorry.
[leaves, then quickly returns]
Nancy: Shumway, what would I do with your new fishing rod anyway?
Shumway: I'd... You'd loan it to me every weekend!