Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: [Sgt. Gabriel's suspension after having beaten a suspect has ended two days earlier. Lt. Provenza is about to take Chief Johnson to the nursing home around which the investigation centers] Oh, sergeant Gabriel... If you could, please, babysit the suspect while I'm gone?
[Gabriel silently accepts]
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: Thank you.
Detective Lt. Provenza: [while passing sgt. Gabriel] There's no need to beat information out of this old man. He's been confessing all morning.
[Gabriel silently goes on about his duty]
Judd Whaley: [Sgt. Gabriel is putting the cuffs on Mr. Whaley, who has just confessed seven mercy killings and now protests] No, no, hold on, one moment! I thought you said mercy killing and first degree murder were very different crimes!
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: [Matter-of-factly] They are, but the punishment for both is exactly the same.
Judd Whaley: [Still sincerely not seeming to understand the difference between right and wrong] Are you actually talking about putting me into prison?
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: [softly] Don't worry.
[in normal voice]
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: It's not that different from some of you really. You have to sign visit people. Friends and relatives tend to forget you exist. And at some point, the state of California might just put you out of your misery.
Judd Whaley: Well I certainly don't deserve this.
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: You're right, Mr. Whaley.
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: Unfortunately...
[looks Mr. Whaley straight in the eyes with utter disgust]
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: it's the worst I can do to you.