Law & Order: SVU Season 20 Episode 14: "Part 33" Quotes
You have no idea what terror is, what complete and utter terror is. You know, they say that your heart beats faster, but it doesn't. It stops. Everything stops. You try not to breathe because it might upset him, and you get a cramp in your foot and you live with it because you can live through THAT pain, it's better than what he might do to you.Benson
Rollins: I remember looking out the window and praying my dad would come home. He'd just beat the snot out of my mom and I still wanted him to come home!
Benson: Of course you did, because all children want their parents together.
Rollins: She could have called the sheriff, you know. We had a gun locker in the home. But no, she had to be the martyr. She wasn't happy unless she was.
Benson: Because he made her that way!
Rollins: No, he didn't. She had this weakness in her that started a long time before she even met him.
Benson: How do you know?
Rollins: I know because I know this [grabs something from table] is not this [grabs water bottle]. I don't know how I know, but I know, because I was the one who stared out that window praying that my dad would come home. I was petrified that if he didn't, I'd grow up to be weak like my mom!
Benson: Amanda. That's no reason to hate your mom. Maybe it's time for you to come out from the shadows.
You know, Liv, I love you. And I respect you more than anyone I've ever met in my life. So don't take this the wrong way, but I think sometimes you see victims where there aren't any.Rollins
Rollins: In order for it to be a justifiable homicide, there had to be an imminent threat. Was he going to beat Annabeth that night? Was he going to rape her? NO! You know how I know that? Because that's what she told you!
Carisi: I know more about the law than anyone else in this room, but I'm telling you, it's not that simple. I once got a domestic disturbance call.Neighbors complained that they were always screaming at each other. I told her she had to leave the guy but there was no sign of physical violence so that was all I could do. A month later, I get another call to the same residence. Only this time, he's bashed her head in. So don't talk to me about how she had a choice!
Bailiff: Detective Carisi?
Carisi: Yeah. That's me.
Benson: A law without empathy doesn't help anyone, Rollins.
Rollins: I have plenty of empathy. I've been drowning in it for 8 years.
Benson: He had a gun on the table.
Rollins: Yeah? Did he point it at her? Did he threaten her in any way? Look, this isn't freshman English. We don't have to read between the lines.
Carisi: Are you telling me you don't care what happens up there? You know, I could lie. I could say yes, she told me she planned to kill Thomas for the last six months. If I do that, she's done. Or I could say I don't recall.
Rollins: Or, door number 3. You could tell the truth.
Carisi: All I'm saying, is it's a hell of a lot of power, and who the hell are we?
Rollins: Don't go all Liv on us. Annabeth shot her husband because he didn't like his dinner.
Fin: Life should be that easy.
This is a very simple case. Annabeth Pearl is guilty of murder in the second degree.Stone
And that's all you want to tell me? [Gets no answers] Okay. Then we are done here.Rollins