The file makes for some interesting reading, what with all the letters of reprimand for excessive force, abuse of authority, and refusal to wipe his sweat off the exercise equipment. And look! It's Dr. Sutton, who's identified as part of Tomforde's interrogation team.
So the detectives bring the doc into the office, where she tries to pretend she wasn't hiding anything from the police. She says all she did was oversee various interrogation plans. "Nobody likes to be called a torturer," says Elliot. Sutton slowly sits down before replying. "We used stressors tailored to psychological vulnerabilities to gain information. I'd hardly call that torture," she says. We'll see you next season on 24, I'm thinking. Sutton recognizes Haroon in his photo, but only from heaving at the diner, and not as a former questioning victim. Elliot tells her to cut the crap, but she claims not to know anything about a telltale book. Olivia outlines the scenario of Sutton being compared to Mengele on the cover of the New York Times. Just the Times? Or are we just going to assume that if the person's name isn't "Torre," the Post just doesn't want to hear about it? Sutton says her work is humane and vital to the intelligence needs of the U.S. effort in Iraq.
Huang and Warner are listening in, either because they're needed to offer their professional analysis of Sutton's answers, or they just have nothing better to do. Huang's all ready to give her the benefit of the doubt, saying she clearly wasn't directly involved in any torture, and Warner stares at him like he's crazy. She wants to know why he's defending her, and he says she's a respected psychiatrist who lectures on post-traumatic stress disorder. "Problem is she isn't treating it, she's causing it," says Warner. She clubs Huang with the Hippocratic Oath, but he goes down swinging, telling her that when he tricks a perp into making a confession, he's not really doing no harm, but he is serving the greater good. Warner slaps a copy of Abbas's autopsy report in his hands and tells him to read it, and then try to say Sutton's working for the greater good.
Hey, Steven Weber's back as Matt Braden! I guess he was available. This interview is over, says Casey, who comes in with Braden, although Sutton insists she doesn't mind answering questions. She's never even met Braden before. Elliot says it's no surprise to see Braden representing the doctor, but Braden warns him not to get holier than thou, what with Elliot's insidious techniques of positioning himself between Sutton and the door, not to mention sitting her in a chair that wobbles slightly, so she won't be able to comfortable. Not really comparable to what Braden did, as we'll find out.