Fourteen years ago, Stabler had a chance to arrest a man for kidnapping, rape and murder, but the man managed to get off. With the recent discovery of a murdered woman, Stabler has another chance at cracking the case. They can only hold the man for 24 hours, but are able to glean enough information during that time period to at least have a place to start. Cragen and Benson both worry that Stabler will let his hatred for the suspected child molester interfere with his ability to do his job. Written by
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A detail from this episode contradicts dialogue from the episode "Doubt" earlier in the season. In that episode, Detective Stabler was said to have twelve years of police service, but in this episode, he collared Rickett fourteen years ago, with no indication that he was rookie then. See more
[in a holding cell with Tutuola, who is pretending to be a suspect
Every cop has a weakness, you just got to know how to exploit it. They think they're so smart. They treat ya like you're an imbecile. If you're not careful, you start to believe 'em. It's a game for 'em, they get off on it. They got these... huge ego's; that's their biggest problem. All you gotta do is let 'em know who's in charge. Not them, you. They used to call FBI agents "gangsters with badges", one step away from being the ...
References Ghostbusters II