Horatio Caine: You've made your son an orphan.
Howard Benchley: He's still got a dad.
Horatio Caine: At this point, Howard, he doesn't think so.
Howard Benchley: Barb told him I was dead?
Horatio Caine: That's correct, and I understand her instinct.
Howard Benchley: You know, legally, I am still that boy's father.
Horatio Caine: That is true. But being someone's father... is not a right; it's a gift.