Det. Stabler goes undercover to determine if a recent parolee is reverting to his rapist urges.

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John Munch (credit only)
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Casey Novak (credit only)
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Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
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After a rapist, Ray Schenkel, is released on parole, the detective that caught him, Dorsey, is sure that he'll revert to his old ways. When a rape occurs in New York, Dorsey talks to Stabler at the scene and convinces him that Schenkel was the perp. While investigating Schenkel, Stabler runs into him at the parole officer's office. He convinces Ray that he's a fellow parolee, and talks the PO into letting him into the group therapy session so that he can keep an eye on Ray. Stabler starts getting more deeply involved in Ray's new life, seeing if he's reformed or not, crossing the line between simple surveilence and entrapment on the way. Written by Tony B-4

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20 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner) is added to the main credits starting with this season, even though she does not appear in this episode. See more »

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When Fin and Benson were following the van to the hiding place, the location was showing on a map before the device was destroyed. Even after it was destroyed, they should have still known where to go but acted like they had no idea where to look. See more »

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[first lines]
Security Guard: [at Elmira Correctional Facility] Open the gate.
[Ray walks through the gate to Dorsey waiting at the trunk of his car with a drink]
William Dorsey: So they let 'cha out.
William Dorsey: [from afar, walking] 21 years, 5 months, and 3 days, but who's countin'. Thanks for comin', Dorsey.
William Dorsey: Wipe that smirk off your face, ya bastard.
Ray Schenkel: All these years, you still hate me. Hanging onto anger is really unhealthy.
[the men begin walking together]
William Dorsey: Your act may have fooled the parole board, but not me.
Ray Schenkel: You need to let go.
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Surveillance or entrapment?
17 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Robert Patrick dominates this SVU episode playing a recently released rapist who is now living in a halfway house. According to Detective Robert Walden, Patrick has not changed his evil ways and he's responsible for a recent rape. though Walden can't prove it.

That's where SVU and specifically Christopher Meloni come in.. Meloni who is not believer that sex criminals can change in any event, goes undercover, lives at the same place Patrick does and participates in his group sessions.

An intriguing SVU episode because it deals with where does surveillance end and entrapment begin. Let's just say that when Patrick does show his true colors I doubt a defense attorney will have much to work with.

The scenes between Meloni and Patrick are high voltage. They're scenes are better than the episode as a whole.


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