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

Serendipity (21 Oct. 2003)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 135 users  
Reviews: 1 user

After finding a dead baby in a plastic bag in the sewer, the detectives find the mother, also dead, in her nearby apartment. After talking to her doctor the detectives discover that the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5915 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 63 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
a list of 139 titles
created 24 Oct 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Serendipity" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Serendipity (21 Oct 2003)

Serendipity (21 Oct 2003) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
« Previous Episode | 96 of 370 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
...
Jack Gilpin ...
Ron Wolcott
...
Kelly Wolcott
...
Dan Ziskie ...
Dr. Curtis
Caralyn Kozlowski ...
Mrs. Newlands
...
Curious Woman
...
Marcy Cochran
...
Edit

Storyline

After finding a dead baby in a plastic bag in the sewer, the detectives find the mother, also dead, in her nearby apartment. After talking to her doctor the detectives discover that the mother had planned to give her baby up for adoption and the adoptive parents were paying her doctor's bills. During the investigation they meet Casey Novak, the new A.D.A. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Looisely based on the case of Dr. John Schneeberger. Dr. Schneeberger inserted a tube into his arm filled with a patient's blood in an attempt to fool investigators in Kipling, Saskatchewan, into thinking that he was not responsible for the sexual assaults for which he was eventually found guilty. See more »

Goofs

The entomologist claims that the blowfly larva on the dead baby were freshly laid, so the baby died not more than 3 hours before. Firstly flies lay eggs, not larva. And secondly, it takes anywhere from 12 to 24 hours for blow fly eggs to hatch into larva. See more »

Quotes

A.D.A. Casey Novak: What do you tell your boyfriend?
Detective Olivia Benson: I don't have one actually, once they find out what I do, the ones that don't pull away immediately get too interested and want to know all the sickening details.
A.D.A. Casey Novak: I guess it's easier on the men's side.
Detective Olivia Benson: Well, Fin doesn't talk about his personal life at work, Elliot doesn't talk about his work at home, and Munch has just given up.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enter Casey Novak
26 July 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Diane Neal who played a perpetrator in an earlier episode of SVU must have made some good impression on the producers because when Stephanie March left the show Neal was hired to replace her as the sex crimes ADA. But in this show what's demonstrated is that she's going to have to get used to the way they operate. As for Benson and Stabler they're not crazy about Casey Novak's 'hands on' approach.

An aborted baby fetus and the mother are found dead in separate places and we learn the victim was a surrogate mother. It gets complicated and I won't say more but the squad gets a hit off the DNA they lift from a suspect and it opens up a new case involving a serial rapist gone undetected.

I always liked Diane Neal's character. She was rather unrealistically brought back for guest star appearances and given how she was written out in the future it was dumb to bring her back. But right now she's getting her feet wet in sex crimes and Neal makes a fine debut.

You have to see how the serial rapist was beating the investigators for years. Good story.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did Chris Meloni leave? Terminator_T100
How different would the show be now if Stabler/Meloni never left? amarillo513
Season 7 ep 3-911 moviegirl86
I've always wondered... laura_simpson_14
A.D.A Casey Novak mcolby-125-523976
I guess we can expect a Duggar themed episode. blackrose_kane89
Discuss Serendipity (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?