Law & Order: SVU Season 21 Episode 5: "At Midnight in Manhattan" Quotes
Kat: We arrested him, Lakira. But I'm going to need you to come down to the courthouse and speak to the ADA.
Lakira: I don't know. Every morning I get up and I tell myself, 'You're a beautiful human, Lakira' even though my family says it ain't so, even though people stare at me like I'm some sort of puzzle they don't want to figure out. And now you're telling me you want me to stand in front of a bunch of strangers and say I was raped?
Man: Sanjay... what did you do?
Sanjay: I did it for you, Dad.
Carisi: Now I have to keep Mr. Syed in holding for a crime he probably didn't commit because if I don't, Hadid'll have my head.
Rollins: What'd you expect when you went over there? That place is all politics and that's not your strong suit.
Carisi: I don't care about politics. I ignore all that and try to do my job.
Rollins: Oh really? Cause it seems to me that you're more worried about what your boss thinks than whether Chloe was assaulted.
Carisi: You know what I'm worried about? I'm worried about a domestic violence case where the victim won't cooperate. I'm worried about a trans girl who got assaulted by a corporate lawyer who's got a case we're never gonna make.
Rollins: Not with that attitude, you won't. None of this would have been happening if you hadn't left.
Carisi: So that's what this is about?
Rollins: Everything would have been fine if you'd been with me. You were my partner and you walked out on me.
Kira: It's him. No doubt.
Kat: You okay?
Kira: No. A jury looks at him, looks at me. Who are they gonna believe? Even his eyes shine money.
Benson: Is she cooperative?
Fin: You know how that goes. She's backing off, but we can't.
My dad's hurting my mom! We need the police here! No, Dad, please get off her! You're killing Mommy!Andre [on 911 call recording]
Kira: So you're working SVU now? Good for you.
Kat: Can I call anyone for you? Are you talking to your mom?
Kira: I got a mom, but mom doesn't have a daughter. So no.
Fin: You did the right thing, little man, calling 911.
Andre: My dad's gonna be so mad.
Fin: Your dad get mad a lot?
Fin: You get along with him?
Andre: He takes me for rides in his big truck.
Fin: You're getting tired. I'm getting tired too. Come on.
Andre: My friend TJ's dad went to jail for knocking out his mom. Is my dad gonna go to jail too?
Simone: I should have given in sooner. As soon as he got what he wanted, he left.
Fin: What he wanted?
Simone: What do you think?
Fin: It might be a good idea to get a rape kit in case you decide you want to press charges.
Simone: And how long is that business gonna take?
Cop: A trans whatever beat up by a john.
Kat: A trans whatever? Seriously?
Fin: So we're looking at a sexual assault?
Cop: And beating. Just another Friday night in the Projects.
Rollins: You going out?
Kat: House party.
Rollins: I miss those.
Fin: I don't. See you all Monday.
[Benson comes out]
Benson: You all still here?
Rollins: Two minutes to midnight and counting.
Kat: In Vice we never had a Friday night this quiet.
Rollins: I know you're new here, but around here we don't say the Q word.