Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 10: "Pathological" Quotes
Benson: You did your job, Rafael.
Barba: Did I?
Benson: You could always quit.
Barba: No, that leads to lawlessness. Do whatever you want as long as the defendant is sympathetic. The law says I have to prosecute.
Benson: But your heart's not in it. What are you going to do?
Barba: I don't know.
Benson: Do you really think this woman belongs behind bars? She's mentally ill, do we really want to punish her?
Barba: Like Sheila Porter?
Benson: Noah keeps asking me to see her. I don't know what to tell him.
Rollins: What did you do?
Mariel: You're too late. She's dead. I killed her.
Dawn: Sometimes I would pretend he hurt me worse than he did, then my mom would let me stay home from school. Just the two of us.
Olivet: You taught yourself how to manipulate authority. Self-preservation.
Benson: I'm just gonna be honest with you. These medical records show that you weren't looking for doctors to help Mariel get better. You were looking for doctors who would agree with you that she was sick.
Dawn: No. I'm a good mother. I was raised in an ugly, abusive household and I am blessed to have a daughter to love.
Benson: That isn't love! That's what you wanted, not what he wanted! I mean, what she wanted.
Benson: What does Barba say?
Rollins: He doesn't want to pursue it.
Benson: Okay. But there's something else.
Rollins: This mother... you know, last week Jessie had a fever and I was concerned but I didn't rush her to the ER, and I've seen you with Noah when he's sick. Granted, this mother's been through a lot, but I don't know. Something doesn't feel right.
Carisi: So do we call Liv?
Fin: No, we don't call Liv. She's still off duty.
Carisi: So what do we do?
Fin: We take his statement and we wait for the rape kit. Then we take it to Barba and we find out if we got a case. You cool with that plan?
Mariel: Am I in trouble?
Rollins: Oh honey, no. We just want to find out what happened between you and Cody.
[Mother runs in] Mother: Honey, are you okay?
Rollins: Detective Rollins, SVU.
Mother [to Vanessa]: You called the police???
Vanessa: We had to.
Mother: Mariel, honey, what happened?
Mariel: Mommy, Cody raped me.