Solid investigative work leads the detectives to a violent repeat sex offender, Victor Paul Gitano, who was recently released back onto the streets. Gitano, a cold blooded murderer and pedophile, is in possession of a cache of hunting knives, and has kidnapped two children and has nothing to lose. The manhunt for Gitano brings Detectives Benson and Stabler to a bus terminal where a violent and emotional showdown with Gitano takes a dangerous turn. Written by
Did You Know?
The events of this episode, and the decision Elliot and Olivia make at the end, were written to let Mariska Hargitay
out of the show for a period of time while she was on maternity leave. See more
Serial killer Victor Paul Gitano is said to have been spotted on the 9 train. The 9 train was eliminated (replaced by the 1) several months before this episode was filmed. See more
Det. Olivia Benson
Shut up, Elliot!