Benson: This is the Mexican drug cartel we're talking about.
Stone: And this is New York City, not Mexico. We don't drop charges because of ultimatums from organized crime.

Man: I'm here for a funeral. My brother.
Stone: I'm sorry.
Man: I loved Jorge. Just as much as you love your sister. Pamela, if I'm not mistaken.
Stone: You do realize I'm an assistant district attorney?
Man: That's why we're talking, Mr. Stone. You're going to drop this case. Lourdes will be deported and then our justice system will take over.

Rojas: You went back and forth to Mexico City a lot?
Miguel: Yes. My grandmother there is very sick. I've been doing it since I was a little boy.
Rojas: And you never had any problems re-entering the country?
Miguel: No. My mother brought me over when I was 8 months old.
Rojas: So you're a Dreamer.
Miguel: Yes
Rojas: But DACA wasn't implemented until 2012. So for many years you were illegal. So what you're saying is that you have no regard for our laws.

Lourdes: I wanted him dead.
Olivet: What stopped you from killing him?
Lourdes: You think I'm weak?
Olivet: No.
Lourdes: Scared. Stupid.
Olivet: No. You have a right to feel what you did.

Stone: Okay, so this other nanny Maria denies knowing Miguel. So maybe this is a case of mistaken identity.
Benson: Or more likely, Maria is too afraid of the Mexican cartel to say anything.

Stone: I'm going to have to drop the charges against Miguel.
Benson: So he can run back to Mexico.
Stone: We don't know he's going to do that. He's a website designer.
Benson: Who has business associates with cameras on the dark web. They are hiding something.

So Miguel walks and you're putting a victim on trial.


Benson: The hospital just called.
Stone: Jorge Diaz?
Benson: Died on the operating table. What does this mean for Lourdes?
Stone: I have to charge her with murder.

Lourdes: I didn't want any of this. I didn't ask for any of this.
Stone: You could have walked away.
Lourdes: I can never walk away. They said that if I run, they'll kill me.

Fin. It's all good. I have a few apartments to go. And I'm gonna need you to tell Rollins to pick up Jenny from school because I'm gonna be a little late. Yep, all good. Everything's fine.


Benson: You can't forget the sound of his voice, or the way he grunted, or the smell. I have the same nightmares as you. I wake up in the middle of the night, shaking and gasping for air. But this is not the way to get justice.
Woman: Who would believe me?
Benson: I do.

Just so you know, you kill an NYPD lieutenant, you go to jail and you don't get out.


Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Quotes

What the hell? Sun'll come up tomorrow and you'll give some of that goopy stuff you're pouring out of your heart to some other victim.


Noah: I don't wanna go!
Olivia: School is fun! You've got your teddy, you've got your lunchbox...
Noah: I wish Lucy was my Mommy! She wouldn't make me go!
Olivia: What'd you just say?
Noah: I said, I wish Lucy was my Mommy.
Olivia: Well, kiddo, looks like you're stuck with me.