1 "Love or War"
Introduction: DMX playing in the background (who we be)
Camera cut to the snow falling. Long distant view of New York City. Camera
zoom in on an apartment. Cut to a couple arguing. The lady pushes the man.
He falls backwards and hits his head on the table. The lady runs in the
kitchen and grabs a knife out the kitchen draw. The man shakes his head
trying to stand up. The lady runs towards him. The man tremblingly tries to
escape. The woman stabs the head in the heart. He grabs the knife trying to
pull it out of his chest but falls to the ground. The woman goes in rage.
She runs back in the kitchen and cleans the knife off. She takes the body.
Camera cut to the parking lot. The lady drags the body to her car. Cut to
her opening the trunk and puts the body in it. Camera fade to the docks.
Cut to the women pulling the body out the truck. Camera cut to her pushing
the body in the river. Cut to opening theme.
1.1.1 Opening Theme
Scene One: The docks
Camera cut to J.C and Nina walking up to Wong standing next to the body.
Cops are surrounding the area. Cut to Wong covering the body. Wong stands
J.C: What we got now?
Wong: A Body, man about mid thirties stabbed in the chest. As the looks of
it he was dragged here.
Nina: Did anyone see anything?
Wong: You might have to check with Officer Mendoza; she was first to
Camera cut to Nina walking over to Officer Mendoza. J.C waits a while and
Nina: Officer Mendoza, I'm Detective Moreno from the 4th precinct. I will
need to ask you a few questions.
Mendoza: Sure, what do you want to know?
Nina: Where they're anyone around when you found the body?
Mendoza: No, my husband and I were jogging down by the docks when he
noticed that something was sticking out of the water.
Nina: Where is your husband now?
Mendoza: He was called to the hospital. Had to deliver a baby.
Nina: Here's my card if you think of anything else.
Nina takes out her card. Hands it to the women.
J.C: What she say?
Nina: Nothing really. That here and her husband was jogging and he noticed
J.C and Nina leave. Camera cut to the next scene.
Scene Two: 4th Precinct
Camera cut to Nell unpacking her things at her desk. Cut to Nina walking
over to her. Camera zoom in on J.C walking up the stairs towards Cooper's
office. Cut back to Nell and Nina.
Nina: Are you finish unpacking?
Nell: Almost, but I'm going to have to get used to taking orders from
Nina: This was your idea right.
Nell: yeah but I kinda miss working with Stone. Nuff bout me how's Eddie
Nina: I wouldn't know. I haven't spoken to him since last night.
Nell: Still mad at him uh.
Camera cut to J.C coming down the stairs.
J.C: Cooper wants you two in her office.
Cut to Coopers office. J.C, Nell, and Nina enter the office.
Cooper: Sit down detectives
Nina and Nell sits down.
Cooper: What do we have on the body.
J.C: Victim name is Carlos Rogers, a construction worker. No enemies.
Nina: Was he married
J.C: Yes now I talked to his mother and she told me that the couple was
having problems. A neighbor heard them fussing late last night around the
time the victim was killed.
Cooper: One of you check out his job and the other two go talk to his
neighbors. See if we find anything out about who killed this man.
Nina: I could go talk to some of the co-workers if that's cool with
Nell: J.C and I could go talk to the neighbors.
Cooper: Here's the address. Dismissed.
Camera cut to them leaving. Camera cut to Rob Lowell Construction site.
Scene Three: Rob Lowell Construction site.
Camera cut to Nina walking on the construction site.
Man: Can I help you with something
Nina: I'm Detective Moreno from the 4th Precinct. Early this morning we
found the body of Carlos Rogers.
Man: Not Carlos uh
Nina: I'm sorry to inform you like this, we were wondering if you could
help us understand who would want to kill him?
Man: His wife is all I could think of. She was a crazy ass lady. She
couldn't stand it when Carlos would look at another women.
Nina: Did they always have a horrifying marriage?
Man: No, I think it all started when she lost the baby. Blamed it Carlos.
Nina: Do you know where I could find her?
Man: Last time I see her was about two weeks ago when she came to a club
where Carlos and I used to hang and dragged him out. She used to hit him.
Ever heard of the women beat'en the man
Man: that was her always hitting on him.
Nina: Nina reaches out her card and gives it to him.
Camera cut to commercial
Scene Four: Barkers Warehouse
Camera cut to Eddie and Stone sitting at the desk. Cut to barker walking up
with Detective Santiago.
Barker: How are getting settled Torres.
Eddie: Its coming along.
Barker: Good, cause I have case I want you three on. I want Detective
Santiago to go undercover. One of Thomas Robinson's patients who she
claimed rapped him. I have many witnesses who saw him with her. Go in ware
something extremely sexy.
Stone: And what you want Torres and I to do?
Barker: This guy is slick is oil, he will try to get out of this one, but I
want the charges to stick.
Eddie: You have some type of vendetta against this man or something.
Mariah: When can I meet up with this man?
Barker: I made you an appointment to see him tomorrow at 7am.
Eddie: Is that it, I have a lunch date with Nina?
Barker: Oh yeah, how is she.
Eddie: Still pissed.
Barker: That's all.
Camera cut to Eddie getting his coat. Cut to Eddie leaving. Camera view
scenes of New York. Cut to Natalies.
Scene Five: Natalies
Camera cut to Mary J. Blige singing No More Drama. Fade to Nina drinking
red wine bobbing her head. Cut to Eddie walking in.
Eddie: Sorry I'm late.
Nina: So, its not like you were always on time.
Eddie goes over to kiss her. Nina moves her head away. Eddie kisses her
Eddie: Don't tell me your still pissed off.
Nina: Oh no, I'm just made that your ass left me for two years.
Eddie: What about last night.
Nina: I was mad.
Eddie: Oh so the first time we make love in two years only happen cause you
Nina: Look Eddie it will take me some time to get used to the fact that
Eddie: Better being alive than dead right.
Nina: I guess Eddie.
Eddie: Nina, I love you. I was miserable without you.
Nina: Oh so I guess I wasn't huh, two years Eddie. Two years. I had to live
without you. I lost the baby. I lost you. I lost everything that summer.
Eddie eyes widen.
Eddie: Wah, wah baby.
Nina: Didn't I tell you. I was pregnant.
Eddie: How did that happen. (Pause) I know how it happen, but when.
Nina: Remember the night about three weeks after we got back together. We
Eddie: When were you planing to tell me this.
Nina: well I found out the day you died. Remember when you left and the
phone rung. I told I was going to get it. I was going to tell you when you
got back, but when you never came back I didn't know what to do. I drowned
myself in my tears. I kept the pregnancy hidden. I wanted to have it.
Eddie: (shocked) I don't know what to say.
Nina: I would've, but about 2 ½ weeks later I got real sick. Doctor said
that he died. I lost the only thing that could've remind me of you.
Eddie: Oh Nina.
Nina: Then I started to hate you cause I blamed you for losing the baby.
You died Eddie. What was I supposed to do. I was stressed out. It wasn't
good for the baby. I'm sorry.
Eddie: I didn't know. Come here.
Nina goes over and gives Eddie a hug. Her tears roll down her face. Eddie
looks at her and Kisses her.
Eddie: I love you. It's not our fought. I won't ever leave you again. Our
love is real..
Nina: I love you too.
Camera cut to commercial.
Camera cut to sun rising. Cut to Thomas Robinson's Psychiatric Center
Scene Seven: Tommy's Psychiatric Center
Camera cut a van outside the Center. Cut to Detective Santiago walking into
the center. Thomas Robinson greets her at the service desk. He escorts her
towards the room.
Thomas: What can I help you with
Mariah: My name is Stacy Carlson; my husband just died.
Thomas: This is the first time in many years some close to you have died.
Am I right?
Mariah: Yeah, how you know
Thomas: That's my job; I need to know that
Thomas: I just made you smile
Mariah: I can't take all this pain.
Thomas: Go on
Mariah: I loved my husband, I have to take care of my twins, Lacy and Kacy
all by my self.
Thomas: You seem tense, may I give you a massage.
Thomas walks over to Detective Santiago. He begins to massage her
shoulders. He smells her neck. Mariah moves her head back and forth getting
the feeling of feeling good. He starts to unbutton her shirt.
Cut to Eddie and Stone
Eddie: Barker was right he is slick.
Stone: If I was her I would get out of there.
Eddie: You know why Barker doesn't like him
Stone: Get used to Barker keeping things from you.
Cut back to Mariah.
Mariah: I don't think this is appropriate
Thomas: Do you want me to stop
Mariah: I think that would be better
Thomas: But I don't want to
Mariah: And I want you to stop
Thomas: Shut up Bitch
Mariah: Stop, stop help, stop
Cut to Eddie
Eddie: That's the cue, let's go
Camera cut to Stone and Eddie walking in.
Stone grabs Thomas off Mariah
Mariah: Thanks guys
Eddie: No prob.
Stone: You have the right to remain silent, anything you say or do will be
held against you in the court of law.
Thomas: (with stone saying rights in the background) You ant go nothin' on
Eddie: I would suggest you get a lawyer ma' man
Cut to Riverdal Apartments
Scene Seven: Riverdal Apartments
Camera cut to Nell and JC pulling up to the Riverdal Apartments. J.C gets
out. Nell follows. Cut to the interior of the apartment building. Cut to
J.C knocking on the door. A women answers.
Nell: I'm detective Delaney and this is my partner Detective Williams, we
would like to ask you some questions about your neighbor Carlos Rogers.
Lady: (nervous) I don't know what you're talking about.
J.C: Someone told us that you heard him and his wife arguing late last
Lady: What kinda fag you is
Nell: Excuse me
Lady: Look I have nothing to say to you
Nell: We really could use your help
Lady: Well I'm sorry I can't help you.
The lady slams the door and J.C and Nell look at each other.
Camera cut to commercial
Scene Eight: 4th Precinct
Camera cut to Nina typing on her computer. Nell is talking on the phone
across of her. Cut to the lady walking in the precinct. Cut to Nell putting
the phone down and pointing at the lady. The lady walks up. Nina stands.
Nina: Can we help you
Lady: I'm Sophia Forkins.. I met you Detective Delaney yesterday
Nell: I remember, can we help you.
Lady: I know what happen that night.
Nina: Have a seat
The lady sits in the chair by Nina's desk
Nina: Do you know the name of the killer
Lady: I was drinking tea in my living room. I remember cause my cat
Cornpuff was laying right next to me gnawing on my feet.
Nell: Go on
Lady: The all of a sudden I heard something loud..It was a loud boom.. As
if something had broke. I went outside to see what was going on and Mrs.
Rogers was pulling Carlos's body down the hall.
Nina: Do you know where I could find her..
Lady: She hangs out at that club Natalies.
Nell: Didn't Ed's dad own that place.
Nina: Yeah, now Eddie, Jimmy, and Carmon own it.
Lady: That's all I know.
Nell: Ya know if we could get a confession from her would be ever better.
Nina: Yeah, but who could we get to get her to confess everything.
Nell: Maybe you could Nina. Be like uh, you had the same problem as she
Nina: I don't know
Nell: Com' on Nina
Nina: OOOOO ok
Nell: What time does she normally go there.
Lady: Around lunchtime.
Nell: Nina what time is it
Nina: 10:30 why
Nell: Get your coat
Nell gets up and goes for her coat.Nina follows her..
Camera cut to Barkers warehouse
Scene Nine: Barkers warehouse
Camera cut to Eddie, Mariah, Barker, and Stone sitting at the stable.
Eddie: Now Barker, why do you have ol' boy so much
Barker: Detective, your new around here, so I'ma' bout to break it down to
ya.My business says my business..Your business is my buisness..Understand.
Mariah: Um, Barker can I talk to you alone for a moment.
Barker: That's it you guys leave us alone please.
Stone: Cool wit me.
Eddie: I have to talk to J.C anyway.
Stone: (walking out with Eddie) how's Nina?
Eddie: She's actually coming around.
Eddie and Stone walks out..
Cut to Barker and Mariah
Barker: You wanted to talk
Mariah: I talked to my husband. He received a new job in Los Angeles; I
will be going with him.
Barker: But you just got here..
Mariah: It was nice working with you again.
Camera cut to Barker and Mariah hugging.
Camera cut to Williams Residence
Scene Ten: Williams Residence
Camera cut to Melissa and G walking My Wife and Kids.. Melissa begins to
laugh. G grabs her hand. She looks at him and smile..
G: Are you back with Ed and Nina for good
Melissa: I don't know. I tried to let Nancy know that I wanted to leave
with my mom, but
G: If you leave I am really going to miss you.
Melissa: I will miss you too.
G moves over to kiss her. They move closer together. J.C and Eddie walk in.
Melissa quickly jumps back.
Eddie: Melissa what are you doing?
Melissa: We were um, just watching TV
G: That's all
J.C: That's all huh..
G: Come on Dad
Eddie: where's your mom
G: After she dropped me off she went back to the precinct.
J.C: Ed, you want something to drink
Eddie: Naw I'm straight.
J.C: Have a seat
Eddie: You know Nina was pregnant
J.C: Year right, she never seemed to be
Eddie: After a couple weeks after you know, the baby died cause Nina was
stressed.Reason she was so upset with me is cause she blamed herself..she
J.C: All man.How she doing..
Eddie: She's coming around.
J.C: Oh, good, how you doing with being a step father..
Eddie: I'm not Melissa stepfather, I'm her father. I love her and love her
mom..Nothing will ever changed that..
J.C: Considered me corrected
Eddie: Peep dis, I'm bout to bounce..Melissa get your things.
Melissa: Okay, by G..
G: By Lissa.
Camera cut to commercial
Scene Eleven: Natalies
Camera view Jagged Edge singing Goodbye. Cut to Nina having a drink. Zoom
in on Mrs. Rogers right next to her. Cut to Nell across the room..
Cut back to Nina..
Nina: I wonder what could I do to get him to understand me..
Mrs. Rogers: Be the force. He the strong one. The ruler of the
Nina: Excuse me
Mrs. Rogers: Name is Reyah
Mrs. Rogers: What is ya'lls problem
Nina: He is always cheatin. Or so I think. I can't trust me
Mrs. Rogers: Married?
Nina: Yeah 8 years
Mrs. Rogers: 10 years. He died though
Nina: Oh what happen
Mrs. Rogers: We got into a fight..I caught him cheatin
Nina: What he stormed out and got in an accident..
Mrs. Rogers: No, I stabbed him
Nina: No for real what happened
Mrs. Rogers: I stabbed him.
Mrs. Rogers: I have to go.
Camera cut to Nell.. Mrs. Rogers walks to the door. Cut to Nell approaching
Nell: Mrs. Rogers, I'm detective Delaney and you're under arrest for the
murder of one Carlos Rogers.
Mrs. Rogers: You're a cop..
Nina: That's right and your going to jail.
Camera cut to the 4th Precinct
Scene Twelve: 4th Precinct
Camera cut to Interrogation room.
Nina: You didn't think you were going to get away with murder
Mrs. Rogers: No I knew I was going to get caught, but you don't have any
Nina: I have a confession on tape.
Mrs. Rogers: I want a lawyer.
Nina: Get one, but that won't change the fact you're going to jail.
Camera cut to Nell apartment
Scene Thirteen: Nell's apartment
Camera cut to Nell and Alec sitting on the sofa
Nell rubs Alec's neck.. Alec goes to kiss her.
Nell: I love you Alec
Alec: I love you too.
Camera fade commercial
Scene Fourteen: Torres Residence
Camera cut to Nina chopping apples in the kitchen. Zoom in on Eddie and
Melissa playing cards in the living room. Cut to Nina putting an apple peal
in her mouth.She walks over to Eddie and Melissa. She sits next to him.
Melissa drops her hand..
Melissa: Full house, win again.
Nina: Eddie I thought you said you were good.
Eddie: I am Melissa is just good
Melissa: I know I am..
Nina: Lissa go take ya bath and get to sleep.. We have a meeting with the
lawyers and judge tomorrow.
Melissa: Yes maim..Good night Mom.
Melissa kisses her Nina..
Melissa: Good night Ed (pause) Dad
She smiles and kisses Eddie.
Eddie: Good night..
Melissa leaves the room..
Nina: Eddie I've been thinking
Eddie: Bout what
Nina: The baby.I want to have a baby
Eddie: I know we've talked about it, but
Nina: but what, you said it your self.you wanted a family
Eddie: I do, I just don't want you to have a baby because we lost our first
Nina: No I just want to have a baby..With you love you
Eddie: You sure
Nina: With all my heart.
Eddie: Well (pause) lets get started
Eddie picks Nina up. They start to kiss. He carried her to the
bedroom.Camera fade to them on the bed making love. Fade to End