Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 3, Episode 2

Wrath (5 Oct. 2001)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A serial killer is targeting individuals related to some of Detective Benson's former cases and Olivia becomes personally involved in the case. The stress of the situation causes Detective ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Special Agent Rod Franklin
Lee Shepherd ...
Mr. Platt
Adam Cordell
Ebony Jo-Ann ...
Mrs. Harding
Group Home Leader
Divina Cook ...
Mrs. Barrantes
Executive Assistant Attorney
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)


A serial killer is targeting individuals related to some of Detective Benson's former cases and Olivia becomes personally involved in the case. The stress of the situation causes Detective Benson to begin to doubt her effectiveness as a detective and creates a rift between her and Detective Stabler. Written by Anonymous

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When Olivia and Elliott are in the station house discussing who might have a grudge against Olivia, Olivia is wearing a purple shirt and black pants. Later, when she and Elliott go to the bank, when they visit the young male victim's father, and when Elliott gets the call about the possible suspects who might be tracking Olivia, Olivia is wearing a black shirt and brown pants. In the next scene, when she and Elliott are questioning the first suspect, she's back in the purple shirt and black pants again. See more »


[a murderer is stalking Olivia]
Elliot Stabler: I didn't tell you about the detail because I knew you'd refuse.
Olivia Benson: Only the rat-squad puts cops on other cops, Elliot, without telling them. I deserve better than that. Especially from you.
Elliot Stabler: [pauses] You've been under a lot of stress lately...
Olivia Benson: I've always backed your play.
Elliot Stabler: And I did what I had to do. The guy's murdered four people, what's to stop him from coming after you, Olivia?
Olivia Benson: If you can't trust your partner, Elliot, it's time to get a new one.
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Olivia has a problem
7 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Mariska Hargitay has a problem, someone wants to embarrass and humiliate her, possibly destroy her reputation. That person will stop at nothing including murder.

Three victims are found dead and the three were in previous SVU episodes. They're found on an FBI training facility guaranteeing maximum exposure with the press. All three were given potassium chloride the lethal injection drug. It's quick and presumably painless.

It's quite an investigation that nearly splits Benson with Stabler. Christopher Meloni gets a detail to shadow his partner that she doesn't want.

Of course the individual and the reason for all the drama is clear. Olivia's stalker sees himself as a victim and has become quite unbalanced from his prison ordeal. What he has planned in the end he feels that Hargitay can't come back from.

This story belongs to Mariska Hargitay.

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