03x10 - The Reckoning

( Cell phone chiming )

Ooh!

Hi, William!

( Laughs )

William:( Over speakerphone ) Shred everything.

The walls are closing in.

What? Where?

Be smart.

Don't contact me again.

Uh... Um... Shoot.

Uh... Uh... uh, can you guys help me?

I thought that this co-working space was supposed to be, like, a cool... like, a helpful environment.

( Sobs )

Chantal Witherbottom?

Yeah?

How can I help you?

It's her! Get down!

( Screaming )

I surrender!

Please don't shoot!

Get your ass down and put your hands where we can see 'em.

( Sobbing ) Wait, wait, wait. What did I do?

You're being charged with the following felony counts... securities fraud, investment advisor fraud...

Wha?! No!

... mail fraud, wire fraud... false statements, money laundering...

No!

... theft from an employee benefit plan...

No!

... international money laundering to promote specified unlawful activities.

( Sobbing ) I don't remember doing any of that!

♪ Obedear, the sky is low ♪

( Knock on door )

Hi!

Hi.

Portia: Hey, girl.

Elliott: Hi.

Hi. Hi.

Hi.

( Smooches )

Hey, babe.

Aw.

Thanks.

It's the... it's the woman of the hour.

How are you feeling about tomorrow?

( Exhales )

I'm okay, you know?

I feel pretty good, actually.

I've just been... You know, I've been doing my homework.

I've been researching closing statements, and it's actually... It's pretty straightforward.

Uh-huh.

Thanks.

Right.

Seems like you got it all covered.

( Knock on door )

I'm gonna... Oh. Okay.

( Chuckles awkwardly )

What are you gonna wear, babe?

I'm not sure.

Hey!

Oh, my God! Take off your shoes!

( Indistinct conversation between Dory and Portia )

( Portia screams )

Do you remember this?

We killed Keith with this!

Do you remember this?

Drew, are you okay?

Why don't you sit down for a second?

No, no, no, no.

What happened to April, Dory?

Tell me the truth.

Drew, I already told you what happened.

Did you kill her?

Did you kill her?!

Of course I didn't.

Dory, I'm not f*cking around!

Listen, Drew, come on.

( Chuckles softly )

You know me.

Dory, you come clean right now, or I'm taking this obelisk, I'm going right to the police, and I'm telling them exactly what we did, 'cause I don't care anymore what happens to me.

Now, will you please tell me the truth?

Did you kill April?

Portia: Drew, sweetie... of course Dor did not kill April.

She is not that insane, okay?

Right, Dor?

I told you what happened.

Remember?

I don't have any, like, new details for you, Drew.

I don't know where she is.

You just have to trust me that I'm telling you the truth.

I don't believe you.

( Scoffing )

Well, I really don't know what else there is to say.

You know what? Forget about April.

Forget about April, 'cause you're obviously not gonna tell me the truth, And I wasn't there, so how would I know?

But will you do me a favor, and will you just admit that we killed Keith?

Okay, 'cause you won't even say that anymore, and it is so scary, Dory.

I can't tell if you know you're guilty and you're lying, or if somehow, in your sick brain, you have convinced yourself that you are actually innocent.

Okay, you're acting crazy.

I don't even recognize you.

You have something crazy in your eyes right now.

No, no, no! You're doing that thing!

You're doing that thing, right, where you twist it on me, okay?

I see you do it with everybody.

You do it with Cassidy. You do it with the press.

But you are not a victim, Dory!

You are not innocent. This is your fault.

So admit to me... admit it... That we killed Keith!

Admit it!

Stop yelling!

I feel like you're gonna hit me or something, You're acting so psycho right now.

Do you remember this?

You remember we smashed his skull with this!

Shh!

Do you remember?!

You remember the obelisk, Dory?

I never touched that obelisk.

You did.

( Obelisk thuds )

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I don't know who you are.

I miss the old Dory.

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This is me, Drew.

This is who I've always been.

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News correspondent: The latest twist in a trial already full of discombobulation came last week, When Dory Sief fired her lawyer, Cassidy Diamond.

Some wonder if this is a last-minute tactic on Dory's part to have a chance to plead her case to the jury without the threat of cross-examination.

Regardless of how well she does today, she will still be tried with her co-defendant, Drew Gardner, Despite the chaos this may create for their case.

( Crowd shouting indistinctly )

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Paparazzo: Dory, do you really think you can pull this off?

You do three years of law school in two days?

Man, this is gonna make for some good entertainment.

I believe you!

I believe you!

God is with you!

You're gonna die in jail!

( Screams )

You devil!

Whore! Sinner!

It's Judgment Day!

It's Judgment Day, bitch, and you're gonna die in jail!

( Whispered indistinct conversations )

Hello.

It's wonderful to see you all this morning.

It's a beautiful day, isn't it?

I'm just so sorry we have to spend it In this stuffy courtroom.

This has been a very difficult case, despite the abundance... ( Mouthing words ) .. of hard evidence.

In a way, I almost respect the defense for how they spun a web of lies so distracting, we almost forgot why we were here.

But I know you'll see through that strategy, because in the end, rationality and justice prevails!

So... ( Slaps railing ) .. here are the facts.

This is the house that they spent the night in.

And this is where Keith's body was found... 50 yards from the house.

Thank you, Garrett.

Dory Sief and Drew Gardner's hair was found on Mr. Powell's clothing.

Dory Sief's DNA was found under Mr. Powell's fingernails.

El?

Yeah?

Do you think we're the most famous people in the world right now?

I hope so.

( Sighs ) Me, too.

Now, I'd like you to imagine for just a moment you're the CEO of a fabulous company.

It's a fashion magazine or something now like that.

Hmm?

It's 2:58, and you're busy prepping for your 3:00 appointment.

It's an interview.

An interview for a high-level position at your fabulous company.

In walks Dory Sief, and, boy, does she look the part.

You feel an instant connection.

She feels authentic.

How wrong you'd be.

In a million years, you'd never guess that she strung her boyfriend along to carry out a plot of mutilation and bloodshed because she played you like a fiddle.

"She's like me," you might say.

No, you'd be wrong.

She isn't.

To me, she is the embodiment of entitlement.

She is the epitome of moral corruption, and, as we've all come to see, she's also a media whore.

The truth about Dory Sief is that she couldn't get any job that she applied for, so she had literally nothing to do with her life.

And that malaise turned into self-hatred, and that self-hatred turned into rage, and that rage burned so hot that the only thing that could put out that fire was the taste of human blood!

And so she beat the life out of Keith Powell, a man who felt safe with her!

Like you might, sir.

Like you might, Juror Number Six.

And then... they covered it up.

I mean, they knew what they did was wrong, and they didn't want to get caught, So they covered it up.

And ladies and gentlemen, the worst part of all of this is that Dory Sief shows no remorse.

She shows no empathy.

She just lies, and she lies, and she lies, and she loves how good she is at it.

There's a word for people like her.

Evil.

( Footsteps echo )

Wow!

I cannot believe we didn't see it earlier.

Good job, Polly.

Ugh.

I'm tired.

I had a crazy night.

I couldn't go to sleep.

And then, when I went to sleep, I had a dream.

And it was a pleasant dream.

It was really nice. ( Chuckles )

And you were all in it, and you were in it, and you weren't, Polly, but it all worked out.

You guys believed it wasn't beyond a reasonable doubt that they were guilty.

And if you have reasonable doubt, You have to say no, you know?

There has to be some evidence that you really believe and that isn't shaky.

The two suitcase thing, I can never...

I can't... I can't get past that.

That's not a coincidence.

That's... That's proof for me.

Dory, what are you doing? Dory?


( Indistinct conversations )

Ms. Sief?

♪ ♪ ♪

Ms. Sief?

Ms. Sief!

( Spectators gasp )

Judge Hellerman: Order! Order!

( Indistinct shouting )

Ow!

( Gavel banging )

Order!

Ms. Sief!

( Gavel banging )

( Screams )

( Echoing ) Ms. Sief!

( Seething )

( Gagging )

( Breathing heavily )

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( Panting )

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( Echoing ) Ms. Sief?

Ms. Sief, are you prepared to deliver your closing statement?

Yes.

Whoo!

No outbursts, or you'll be removed from the court.

( Scoffs )

I guess I'm a little bit nervous, but, uh, here goes nothing.

I did a presentation for AP History in my senior year, and I was so afraid of what people would think of me that I fainted halfway through my speech.

Now, I couldn't be less afraid of what people think of me.

Because I've heard it all at this point.

I've been called a vixen, a monster, a slut, a murderer.

Just this morning, somebody called me a sphinx from Hipsterville.

( Laughs )

And even evil.

I can see why Polly said that.

And I even understand why she thinks I did this heinous crime.

I know that the evidence doesn't look good.

I mean, even I look at the police reports and think, "Oh, yeah, this girl is guilty."

But I didn't do it.

The police reports don't tell the full story.

It's all a fabrication.

I can't know how or why our DNA ended up in places that it shouldn't be.

You know, and I wish I had a better answer for that, But I just don't.

And I can't know something that I don't know, And I can't make up answers because that wouldn't be the truth.

But what I didn't know is that it is so scary what can happen when you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

( Voice breaking ) I cry every day because I'm just so afraid of what's gonna happen to me.

And I miss Keith.

He was my friend, and he's dead.

Do you know what it's like to be blamed for your friend's death?

And I can't even bear to think about what his family is going through, Deb and his daughter.

They're good people, and they don't deserve this suffering.

Maybe Keith wasn't a perfect man.

You know, he... he was a private investigator, And he... and he dredged up people's pasts.

And when... when you do that for a living, you make a lot of enemies.

I don't know i-if one of those people did this to him.

I don't know if they framed me.

I don't know. I just... I don't know, But I do lie in bed at night, and I'm wondering, you know, I'm just trying to make sense of all of this.

We... We are victims of circumstance.

Me and Keith... and Drew.

Drew.

The love of my life.

He's a good man, and he would never hurt anyone.

And I love you.

I love you, too.

I just hope that one day soon, we can move past this traumatic event and get married.

We'll get a house in the country and have kids And just do all that stuff that we always talked about.

I don't even know who I am anymore.

All I know is that... That inside...

I'm just a little girl who wants to go home.

I'm just... I'm lost, and I'm broken, and I just want to go home.

Please, please, please, I'm just begging you.

I'm just begging you to send me home.

Just please send me home.

I just want to go home.

( Sniffles )

I just want to go home.

I just want to go home.

I just want to go home.

( Sobbing )

Portia: Oh, my God.

She really didn't do it.

( Whispering )

Well... she did.

We we there.

Okay.

A real-estate tycoon.

Starts with a T, ends with a P.

Oh, oh, oh, shoot.

Who could that be?

Oh, that's cute.

Yeah, and there's this one.

Which I love.

Is the show about babies?

No, sweetie, that's not how it works.

This is just a concept.

You just have to throw a bunch of concepts out and see what sticks, so... yeah. Maybe, like, it's just an idea... Maybe, I don't know, I could do something on the show.

Can you imagine?

Oh, my God.

We get to work together.

Let me run it by Charlie.

( Dramatic music plays )

♪ ♪ ♪

The verdict's in.

Judge Hellerman: Bring in the jury.

Hey. You know something, Polly?

No matter what happens today, you did an excellent job, and I am so proud of you.

You're not having feelings for me, are you?

What? No.

Ms. Kiwi, do you have the envelope with the sealed verdict forms?

Yes, I do.

Please hand the forms to Deputy Lesabee.

Thank you.

Could you please bring them over to the foreperson?

Thank you.

Are the forms in order?

Yes, your honor.

Ms. Sief and Mr. Gardner, could you please rise and face the jury?

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This is unbearable.

My heart's, like, beating so fast right now.

Now, I must request that everyone exhibit discipline and civility during the reading of the verdict.

Okay.

Foreperson, will you please read the verdict?

Juror #1: Yes.

It is my duty, as the appointed foreman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, on the matter of the United States Versus Dory S. Sief and Drew W. Gardner, case number CR, number 18-79778.

We, the jury, in the above-entitled action find the defendants, Dory Sief and Drew Gardner... not guilty.

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Not guilty.

Not guilty.

Not guilty.

Not guilty.

Not guilty.

Not guilty.

Not guilty.

Not guilty.

Not guilty.

Not guilty.

( Spectators gasps )

Not guilty of the crime of murder in violation of penal code 125.27, a felony upon Keith Isaac Powell, a human being, as charged in count one of the information.

Judgment will be entered.

Ms. Sief and Mr. Gardner, you are free to go.

Good luck to you.

Court is adjourned.

( Gavel bangs )

Bob: Ahh! I get to go out with a bang.

Say something nice at my funeral, will ya?

Yeah, of course.

Thanks, kid.

Congratulations, Eddie.

Polly: What am I missing?

You're all stupid.

Stupid jurors.

Guilty murderer on the streets.

Watch where you go because murderers are walking around.

Stupid, stupid.

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They're not guilty!

They're not guilty!

They're not guilty!

( Cheering )

Take it back, Jesus!

Man: Thank you. Thank you, Jesus!

Thank you.

You know, the family deserves justice, and this is not the result that we had hoped for, and I don't know.

I am stunned.

I'm just gobsmacked.

Excuse me. I'm sorry.

Please don't follow me.

Congratulations.

You know, the justice system is broken, but at least it's serving someone.

Thanks.

I've been a practicing Buddhist for... oh, 14 years now.

Yeah.

And I very much believe in karma.

Today may not be your reckoning, but there will be one.

I guarantee it.

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Yes, I do.

( Austra's "I'm A Monster" playing )

♪ If I could shift these parts around ♪
♪ By catalysis or brawn ♪
♪ I'd get something back ♪

♪ ♪ ♪

♪ Keep me high, keep me thin ♪
♪ Carry on, keep it in ♪
♪ But I don't feel nothing anymore ♪

♪ ♪ ♪

♪ I don't feel nothing ♪

( Dramatic music plays )

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( Exhales sharply )

( Screaming )

♪ ♪ ♪

( Muffled screaming )

( Screaming stops )

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Anything else?

Man: No.

( Chuckles )

Could I have a glass of water, please?

Oh, yes, yes.

Oh... That was really, really good.

Hmm.

( Sniffles )

( Light switch clicks )

( Whimpers )

( Keypad beeping )

( Gasps )

( Buzzer, door opens )

( Door closes )

( Rapid beeping )

♪ Love is a prism ♪
♪ Love is a prism ♪
♪ Love is a prism ♪
♪ Love is a prism ♪