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Right of Way 41
GALLARDO
Sorry, but point of fact: This is FBI jurisdiction.
NAPOLITANO
Weíve got one shot to get Celeste back without interference, and Iím taking it. Sergeant Deland said I could count on you. Is there a problem?
GALLARDO
Something goes wrong here, itís all our butts on the line. Not to mention Miss Davis.
NAPOLITANO
Your butt is already on the line, Detective.

Gallardo is clearly uncomfortable. He looks for guidance to Deland, but the older detective doesnít return his gaze. Napolitano quickly leafs through Samís briefcase, as --

NAPOLITANO
So thatís it. Anything goes wrong, Iíll take the heat with your commander, and we go the feds. Are we all good?
DELAND
Letís roll.
NAPOLITANO
Detective?

Gallardo nods reluctantly.

NAPOLITANO
Okay, weíll talk logistics on the way. Sammy, ride with me and catch me up. Maybe Iíll let you make the drop.
SAM
(covering terror)
The drop? You mean at the pier?
NAPOLITANO
Relax, Iím just messing with you.

And as he herds them out --


 
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