Amanda Rollins: [to Olivia] You don't look happy.
Olivia Benson: It shows? I don't know if things are gonna work out with Sheila and me.
Amanda Rollins: Things?
Olivia Benson: You know, I've never had a what you'd call a normal family life. It'd just be nice if somebody had my back.
Amanda Rollins: Doesn't sound good. You know we got your back here.
Olivia Benson: Yeah, I know.
Heather Parcell: Well, I don't wanna sound stupid, but how could I rape a girl?
Olivia Benson: It's like The Monster robbed a bank and you drove the getaway car.
Amanda Rollins: [to Carisi] You know I'm human, right? And human people have sex. Sometimes with people they love and sometimes with people they don't even know.
Rafael Barba: The Internet has made the world a smaller place, but some people still get lost in it.
Olivia Benson: [about Heather] She instigated a rape, Rafael.
Rafael Barba: Out of boredom. She had no motive.
Olivia Benson: How is stupidity a defense?
Rafael Barba: It's not, but this is just a bad case. The girl doesn't have a malicious bone in her body.
Olivia Benson: Oh, my God.
Rafael Barba: No motive means no story for the jury. This was the most exciting thing in her life.
Olivia Benson: And the most painful for Katy.
Rafael Barba: If I was on that jury, I'd vote to acquit out of pity alone.
Rafael Barba: [to Heather] How many Instagram followers do you have?
Heather Parcell: I don't know.
Rafael Barba: Ms. Miller has over 200,000. The Monster has 5 million. How many Instagram followers do you have?
Heather Parcell: I don't know.
Rafael Barba: You have 6. Sound about right?
Heather Parcell: I guess.
Rafael Barba: It isn't fair. He beats people up for a living. She posts sexy photos of herself holding shampoo. They're both famous. They both have lots of friends. You resent them both, don't you, Heather? You work so hard to take care of your mom and nobody cares. Nobody gives a damn what you have to say about anything.
Heather Parcell: I never meant to hurt Andy.
Rafael Barba: What about Katy? She's from Pensacola. It's not much bigger than Maysville. She posts near-naked photos of herself and they make her rich.
Heather Parcell: And I have to rub Mama's feet.
Rafael Barba: And you wanted to get even.
Heather Parcell: It's not fair! She gets paid to take a shower and I have to change Mama's poop bag? She deserves what she got! It's not fair.
Olivia Benson: So, Noah, huh? Looks like you're having fun with Grandma Sheila.
Noah Porter-Benson: Yeah, she's nice.
Olivia Benson: Yeah.
Noah Porter-Benson: I wish I got to meet Ellie.
Olivia Benson: Sorry, honey, what did you say? What did Grandma Sheila say?
Noah Porter-Benson: She said that Ellie loved me so much.
Olivia Benson: Sheila, Noah asked me about Ellie. I specifically told you that I hadn't told him yet.
Sheila Porter: I know, and I just said it without thinking. Really, he was asking so many questions and I know Ellie loved him.
Olivia Benson: What was your plan if he asked you what happened to her? If he asked you why she gave him up? If he asked you where he spent the first year of his life, what was your plan?
Sheila Porter: I wasn't thinking. I really wasn't and I'm very sorry.
Olivia Benson: Noah's family is... is... your family is complicated. That little boy is 5 years old. When he is old enough and when he is ready, he is going to hear the truth. But until then, Sheila, you have to discuss these things with me first.
Sheila Porter: You are absolutely right. It will never happen again, I promise you. Olivia, this has been, all of it, wonderful I really just want this to work.
Olivia Benson: So do I.
Sheila Porter: Can you forgive me?
Olivia Benson: Of course. We're both new at this.
Sheila Porter: Thank you.
Uni: You'd better come with me, now.
Odafin Tutuola: Whoa, whoa. What's the rush?
Uni: The vic's talking about leaving.
Amanda Rollins: Leaving? Was she raped or not?
Uni: Depends what time you ask her. Her name's Katy Miller.
Olivia Benson: She refused the rape kit?
Odafin Tutuola: She said she wasn't raped.
Amanda Rollins: After she said she was raped.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Well, if it's the same Katy Miller, then she's a social media celebrity; Instagram, YouTube, Snap. She's got a couple of hundred thousand followers
Odafin Tutuola: [sarcastic] Thank you, Kim Kardashian.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Yeah, sure, make mock, but these influencers are the voice of Gen Z.
Odafin Tutuola: And they're getting rich doing it. Don't people know porn's free these days?
Olivia Benson: Okay, is there a photo from last night?
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Just this one posted at 9:15 last night. There's no geotag, no metadata.
Olivia Benson: Well, it looks like Tribeca.
Odafin Tutuola: That's where the uni picked her up.
Olivia Benson: Okay, anything with a face attached?
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Nope, not yet, but I still got 10,000 pics to go through.
Olivia Benson: Okay, so what happened between the time she disclosed and the time she denied?
Odafin Tutuola: She was texting the whole time we were there.
Amanda Rollins: Could mean she was being pressured.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: So she wasn't just texting. She was looking up some random lawyer's name.
Odafin Tutuola: Starting with the "A"s.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Doubt she's majoring in brain surgery.
Odafin Tutuola: Only way she even thinks about calling a lawyer is if somebody's pressuring her to shut up.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Somebody like the Monster?
Odafin Tutuola: Liv said she definitely didn't want to talk about him.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Somebody's not telling the truth.
Amanda Rollins: And Katy already lied to us twice.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: And there's a reason they call this guy the Monster.
Amanda Rollins: Well, it could have something to do with the fact that he's undefeated with twenty-eight first-round knockouts.
[seeing Benson's look of surprise]
Amanda Rollins: Yeah, I dabble, and I just... I think it's weird that Katy only asked for $10,000. He's worth millions.
Olivia Benson: So have the Monster text Katy back, agree to pay the money. If she shows, she's a felon.
Amanda Rollins: And if she doesn't show up?
Olivia Benson: Charge Monster with rape one.
Amanda Rollins: It's "The Monster", FYI.
Odafin Tutuola: Okay, Benson, we talked to Chanel. They never heard of Katy Miller.
Amanda Rollins: She's got texts from the shyster Phillip Altshuler telling her not to talk to us.
Odafin Tutuola: Which, unless he was stupid enough to lie to our face, are also fake.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: So Katy just takes counsel from some attorney she's never heard of who just randomly pops up on her phone?
Olivia Benson: After you've been raped, how clearly are you thinking?
Amanda Rollins: See, the texts from her phone make her sound like Little Miss Muffett.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Yeah, on his, he's the Pillsbury Doughboy Boy.
Amanda Rollins: But the text on his phone, I mean, she's the Marquis de Sade.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Vice versa.
Olivia Benson: Okay, so if they're both telling the truth, there's gotta be a third party involved.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Catfish?
Odafin Tutuola: Actually, it was a double catfish. Whoever did it posed as Katy to message the Monster and the Monster to message Katy.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Now, let's not forget about Chanel and this counselor Altshuler.
Olivia Benson: So we'll have Computer Crimes check the IP address.
Rafael Barba: So?
Olivia Benson: So the person at the other end of that IP address played both of them.
Rafael Barba: And you want me to charge that person with what? Last I looked, lying on the Internet will put you in office. It won't put you behind bars.
Olivia Benson: Ah, well, there's criminal impersonation.
Rafael Barba: In the second degree. You wanna get all worked up over a misdemeanor?
Olivia Benson: No, but I do wanna get worked up over rape.
Rafael Barba: The Monster didn't intend to rape anyone.
Olivia Benson: Yeah, but the mystery guest did.
Rafael Barba: In order for that person to be charged as an accomplice, the Monster has to be found guilty. I'd hate to be the schmuck who presents those facts to a jury.
Olivia Benson: What if it never goes through a jury?
Rafael Barba: Why would a guy who gets punched with bare knuckles for a living take a plea deal?
Olivia Benson: Because we're going to hit him with something much harder.
Olivia Benson: My gut tells me that you didn't mean to hurt Katy.
Andy 'The Monster' McPherson: I... I didn't. It was the catfisher, not me.
Olivia Benson: The person who did this deserves jail time.
Rafael Barba: The catfisher can't be an accomplice to rape unless there is a rape.
Shawn Tompkins: So, again, you want Andy to confess to a crime that he can't be convicted of.
Rafael Barba: Yes. Otherwise, the law says nothing happened to Katy.
Olivia Benson: So here we are. You can walk out that door right now without taking any responsibility for what happened.
Rafael Barba: And reject a very generous deal.
Shawn Tompkins: Very generous? You're talking about him forfeiting millions of dollars.
Rafael Barba: Or you could risk doing twenty years.
Shawn Tompkins: That's crap and you know it. There's no jury in the world that would find him guilty.
Olivia Benson: No, but Katy will. So if you walk out this door right now, you're saying that nothing happened. And you'd also know, for the rest of your life, that you could've done something to make it right. But you chose not to.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Computer Crimes tracked the catfisher to 3 Whitney Mountain Road in Maysville, West Virginia.
Olivia Benson: Okay, a name?
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Real estate records aren't exactly what you'd call up to date.
Olivia Benson: All right, get a John Doe warrant.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Done.
Olivia Benson: All right, uh... forward it to the local precinct.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Done.
Olivia Benson: Perfect. Get two first class tickets to West Virginia.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Really?
Olivia Benson: No. Fill up your gas tank. Fin, you're riding shotgun.
Odafin Tutuola: Oh, no, no, I'm allergic to West Virginia.
Olivia Benson: Rollins, you're up.
Amanda Rollins: You're kidding.
Olivia Benson: Look, somebody has gotta translate for this guy.
Rafael Barba: Hey, what's going on?
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Well, right after the Monster and Katy agreed to meet up, Heather texted 'em both a picture asking if a friend could tag along. They said no, but does that friend look familiar?
Rafael Barba: [Carisi shows him and Benson a picture of Heather] Well, this establishes a possible revenge motive, but not mens rea.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: Yeah, but if you toss these in the pot as well...
Rafael Barba: [showing the pictures to Benson] The human body has a lot of bones.
Dominick Carisi Jr.: The Monster is caged. Well, that's the end of his career. Nobody's gonna touch him again.
Odafin Tutuola: How's he ever gonna make it with a mere 50 million in the bank?
Amanda Rollins: Imagine walking around, everybody thinking you're a rapist.
Odafin Tutuola: Or you can just move to Hollywood.