Over in Cragen's office, Benson tells the Cap'n that Cleary smells expensive. Cragen: "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I ask you to smell the defendant." Stabler and I both laugh at this, and my boyfriend asks how many rapists Cragen knows who smell expensive. Cragen thinks it depends on where they shop. Stabler argues that the watch and ring are trophies from the victims, but Cragen cuts him off with, "Victim. See, we don't have two victims here because only Harper reported her rape and only Harper reported anything stolen." He goes on to say that even though Jane Tyler reported these things to Benson, they're not going to re-open the Tyler case because of the lack of forensic evidence and Jane's inability to ID the guy. He goes on, "No jury will convict him. Look, Cleary's wife was wearing Harper Anderson's ring, so right now we might be able to get him for possession of stolen property, but without Harper's corroboration we don't even have him on that." Benson's convinced that Harper will ID the ring, but "more importantly, she said she can ID Cleary as her rapist." Cragen tells Benson to get Harper down to the station ASAP, because Cleary "has the right to a speedy arraignment, which in New York, thanks to a few very expensive lawsuits, means twenty-four hours. And that twenty-four hours started at 9AM." Oh, blah, blah, blah, whiny litigious defendantcakes to you too, Muppethead.
Chung-chung! We're back at Harper's apartment at 101 Moore Street, but now the super lives there. Turns out Harper never spent another night there, she moved so fast the super still has her security deposit (in New York? That's insane), and she didn't leave a forwarding address.
So our heroes head over to Benjy's place, where he's taking out the garbage and telling them, "I tried to be understanding, but it got to the point where I couldn't work anymore." According to Benjy, Harper stopped eating and lost her job because she hardly ever slept. At first she would only sleep during the day, and when she finally did sleep at night, she had to have all of the lights on. This, of course, made in impossible for Benjy to sleep, and his boss was on his case. Harper also became an exercise freak and started dressing differently. She always wore her running shoes, even when she was sleeping. Benjy figures she thought that if she had them on the night of the attack, it could have helped her in some way. Benson asks if Harper ever saw a therapist. "She never shed a tear," he says by way of answer. "We never had sex again. A few months ago she broke up with me." Aw, poor Benjy. Stabler hands Benjy his notebook and asks where Harper moved. Benjy very sadly tells them, "New job, new place; all new Harper."