When a murdered gang member is linked to a sexual assault, Benson and Stabler find neither the alleged victim nor the alleged killer to be who they think.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Munch
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Donald Cragen
Sister Peg
Denise Ramirez ...
Claudia Hernandez


Complications ensue in the investigation of a gang member who fell off a building after the victim that he tried to rape bit him in self-defense. His twin sister confesses to the crime, seemingly impossible due to the evidence until the secrets regarding the sister's true genetic identity are revealed. Written by Anonymous

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18 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Detective Olivia Benson: [after Dr. Blair is murdered and the Stanton twins are considered suspects] Can we charge both of them?
Casey Novak: And what, have two separate trials? Dual theories of the crime give each of them grounds for dismissal.
Detective Olivia Benson: They came up with the perfect crime.
Casey Novak: Until you get one of them to flip.
Elliot Stabler: That's not gonna happen. They're way too close.
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Sad story based on real events
19 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I disagree with the reviewer who claimed that the writers of this episode thought they were "clever" by coming up with this plot. Clearly the episode was based entirely on the story of David Reimer, who suffered a disfiguring injury (specifically, a botched circumcision) shortly after birth and was subsequently raised as a girl, on the advice of Dr. John Money. Like the kid in this episode, Reimer had a twin, who was raised as a boy.

I find it ludicrous that anyone would think the writers set out to create this story line on their own; like so many of their other episodes, this one was obviously based on real events. The only difference between the real events and the outcome of this episode is that, sadly, the doctor who essentially ruined David Reimer's life suffered no ill consequences of his actions. Instead, it was David himself who lost his life. He died by suicide in 2004.

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