Olivia Benson: Hey, Bri. There's an exhibit of the Plein Air Painters at The Whitney. What do you say we head up town and grab some brunch? Sound good?
Brian Cassidy: Museum? You're talking to me?
Olivia Benson: I'll take that as a no.
Captain Donald Cragen: He said something to them?
Alice Parker: Yes.
Captain Donald Cragen: And what was it?
Alice Parker: I'm not comfortable repeating it
Captain Donald Cragen: Okay. Um, do you think you could write it down?
William Lewis: With a girlfriend, but we didn't exactly part on best terms.
Olivia Benson: So how exactly did you part?
William Lewis: You know something, Detective? I'm not getting a real sense of the benefit of the doubt here. I'm entitled to an attorney if I ask for one. Isn't that right?
[Nick and Olivia leave the interrogation room]
Olivia Benson: [to Cragen] This guy is a piece of work.
Nick Amaro: Good call, Amanda.
Amanda Rollins: Thanks.
Judge Colin McNamara: Mr. Barba, I surprised to see you slumming.
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: I missed arraignment court, your Honor. Keeps me humble.
Judge Colin McNamara: I doubt that.
William Lewis: What do you want to hear? How at the beginning she said she would do anything? She begged me for her life and by morning time, she was begging me to take her out of her misery. Which one do you think I enjoyed more?
Captain Donald Cragen: [Comes in with Vanessa Mayer] Detectives?
William Lewis: Oh, hey. It's my lawyer.
Vanessa Mayer: You guys can't talk to my client.
William Lewis: Yeah, I told them they weren't allowed to do this. It was just hypothetical.
Vanessa Mayer: You know better. He's invoked.
Olivia Benson: Good.
[stands up and leaves]
Olivia Benson: 'Cause I need a shower.
Amanda Rollins: Tell you what? Who wants to come with me to shoot the son of a bitch?
Captain Donald Cragen: Rollins!
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Don't worry, Captain. I'll take her out, get something to drink. Anyone else while my wallet is open?
Judge Colin McNamara: Mr. Lewis, how do you plead?
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: We'd like to make an offer, Your Honor. If the defendant pleads guilty, the people will agree to time served and two days' community service.
Judge Colin McNamara: Defense, Ms... Ms...
Vanessa Mayer: Vanessa Mayer, Your Honor.
Judge Colin McNamara: Ms. Mayer, ball is in your court.
Vanessa Mayer: Yes, I think we can live with that. Let me confer with my client.
[talks with Lewis about the deal, but Lewis shakes his head]
Vanessa Mayer: I'm sorry, Your Honor. My client respectfully declines the DA's offer.
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: But that's the best he's gonna get, 24 hours served. We could waive community service.
William Lewis: I'm sorry, I can't plead guilty to something I didn't do.
Judge Colin McNamara: So you're pleading "not guilty"?
William Lewis: Yes. I'm not guilty.
Judge Colin McNamara: Very well. The case is set over for trial, pending motions.
Vanessa Mayer: We waive motions, Your Honor. We're ready to proceed to trial.
Judge Colin McNamara: People on bail?
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: Remand, Your Honor. The defendant has no ties to the community, no job. He's a flight risk.
Vanessa Mayer: Two minutes ago, you were willing to let him walk out of here.
Judge Colin McNamara: I agree. Defendant is released on his own recognizance. Case to be set over for trial. Bailiff, next case.
Captain Donald Cragen: [to Amaro about Lewis] What do you mean he can't do the lineup?
Nick Amaro: They were getting him ready for transport when he choked himself with a daisy chain. They had to tase him before he'd stop.
Captain Donald Cragen: Where is he now?
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Suicide watch at Bellevue.
Amanda Rollins: I mean, this guy, he knows every trick.
Captain Donald Cragen: Well, that's okay. So does Barba.
Vanessa Mayer: My client is severely depressed and he attempted suicide this morning.
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: It's worth noting he sustained no injuries, and this suicide attempt was judiciously timed to avoid a lineup.
Judge Serani: Ms. Mayer, are you raising a question as to whether your client is competent to stand trial or are you pleading "not guilty by reason of insanity"?
Vanessa Mayer: Possibly both, Your Honor.
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: Are you kidding me? He is competent enough to hide his identity, to frame his confession as a hypothetical, he is more than competent enough to stand trial.
Judge Serani: That's for this court to decide, not you, Mr. Barba. We'll proceed with the psych eval and then I'll make my ruling.
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: Your Honor, as you can see from his record, Lewis Williams or William Lucas or whoever he's calling himself today is not crazy. He is crazy like a fox.
William Lewis: [after breaking into Olivia's apartment] Welcome home, Detective Benson.
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: [to Jose] Hey, you! Get your ass off those coats!