Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 6, Episode 4

Scavenger (19 Oct. 2004)

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The entire squad races against the clock to solve the puzzles and uncover the clues scattered throughout the city by a serial killer who is taunting them to find him and the next victims on his list.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Humphrey Becker
Jeannette Henley
Eric Liebert
Madison Arnold ...
Morty Graf
Ida Becker
Rony Clanton ...
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The entire squad races against the clock to solve the puzzles and uncover the clues scattered throughout the city by a serial killer who is taunting them to find him and the next victims on his list.

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Based off the widely known case of serial killer BTK,which stood for bound them torture them kill them. See more »


Detective Elliot Stabler: [looking through Humphrey's apartment] Got a lot of books.
Detective Olivia Benson: All mysteries. He takes good care of them. He steals from libraries.
Detective Elliot Stabler: [sees night lights plugged in everywhere] He also collects night lights.
Detective Olivia Benson: A pseudo-killer psychopath who's afraid of the dark?
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Research is impeccable
4 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The SVU squad gets to deal with one twisted killer in this story. This guy is imitating a famous serial killer from the 70s and he's got a lot of detail down about the cases. Clearly he's studied the history and has a lot of inside information.

As he starts his killing spree he leaves clues all over the place and the whole squad is jumping to find his clues and get ahead of him.

In the end they find Doug Hutchison who's a mousy individual with thick rimmed glasses and works in the morgue of one of the city newspapers. No wonder his research is impeccable. Hutchison is also filled with issues mostly revolving around his mother.

Who is played by Anne Meara, the two have a confrontation scene at the end and she inadvertently gives Benson and Stabler the method to break him down.

Hutchison and Meara are unforgettable. Check this one out.

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