Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 4, Episode 5

Disappearing Acts (25 Oct. 2002)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Peter Sipes / Gregory Rossovitch
Amanda Curry
Joe Tucci
Gavin Sipes / Nikolai Rosovitch (as Thomas Guiry)
Asst. US Attorney Claudia Williams
U.S. Marshal #2
David St. Louis ...
U.S. Marshal #1


Two executives find signs of a struggle in their conference room, and on the floor of an adjacent room, a naked, bound and gagged co-worker who had been raped. While in the hospital for treatment, feds arrest the victim for assorted financial crimes before Benson and Stabler can get her statement. Trace evidence shows the perp suffers from probably untreated diabetes, and raped at least two other women. The detectives identify a suspect, but find it hard to locate him because he's in the fed's witness protection program. The suspect's bookie produces a lead, which ends when the detectives encounter the business ends of the guns of two feds where a U. S. Marshall and the federal witness had just been killed. Written by Anonymous

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This is the only episode between Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Baby Killer (2000) early in season 2 and the season 13 premiere Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Scorched Earth (2011) to have a multi-word title. See more »

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Not my favorite episode at all! Pam Grier was a witch!
17 February 2007 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This happens to be one of my very LEAST favorite episode of all and made the feds out to be the bad guys. But worse, for someone that usually likes Pam Grier, she got on my nerves as well as acted more like the bad guy. When the SVU team was trying to apprehend the feds, the feds accused them of interfering in an investigation. When it should had been the other way around. Yes there is distrust with the local and federal law enforcement. But I wished that either Stabler or Benson would have hauled off and hit Grier's character. She did nothing to interferred, bothered the detectives, malicious prosecution, and also tampered with evidence. While trying to claim credit for the work the detectives really did. Captain Cragen should had made them arrest her but they failed to do so.

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