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
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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
The killer's name is established several times in dialogue as Victor Paul Gitano. However, in one scene, a computer readout gives his first name as Vincent. His mug shot, also appearing in this scene, gives the correct name, Vincent. Also, in that scene, his middle name in the mug shot is given as Paul, whereas the middle name given in the computer readout is Carl. See more
Det. Elliot Stabler
I'm calling for backup.
Det. Olivia Benson
Tell them we can't wait.