Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 19: "The Book of Esther" Quotes
You killed my children. For what?Labott
Cop: Lieutenant, now that you're here, maybe you can explain why Detective Rollins here is antagonizing people in my precinct without as much as a heads up.
Benson: Let's not turn this into a turf war.
Rollins: Unless they had their heads in the sand, neighbors had to see something, right?
Fin: Taking this kind of personal, Amanda.
Rollins: If I don't, what am I doing here?
They look like some reality show.Fin
Rollins: I want to apologize for going off on you earlier.
Benson: You and I both know how hard it is to walk away when your gut says something's wrong.
Rollins: Yeah, well, I overreacted, and I'm thinking I could use a mental health day or two.
Benson: Really, Amanda?
Benson: You want to dig into Labott.
Benson: If she wants to leave, we can't stop her. She is a competent adult -
Rollins: She is not competent! She's brainwashed. He did something to her, Liv. He tied her up, he starved her -
Benson: I understand that, but under New York State law there is no crime we can charge him with. There is nothing we can do.
Rollins: Esther's on her way back here. I'd like another go at her.
Fin: The TLC approach isn't working. Maybe we should try some fire and brimstone this time.
Benson: In cases where there is suspected abuse, we can't just turn over a child to her parents.
Mr. Labott: Esther is not a child. She is 27 years old.
Rollins: Every time I try to talk to her, she just throws back those Bible verses she's been brainwashed with.
Benson: So we have to do the heavy lifting here. It would be nice if we knew who she was.
Rollins: I can tell she's smart from the way she throws those Bible verses at me, but the way she's been indoctrinated... it discourages analytical thinking.
Benson: Or something to turn to when she's lost or in pain.
Rollins: Is there a reason you don't want to go back home?
Esther: I'm scared. But the Lord says do not fear for I am with you.
I know you've got to be scared, Esther, but I'm really just trying to help you. You understand that, right?Amanda