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
Olivia is shot when pursuing a kidnapper with the child he kidnapped. She is shot in the neck on the right side. She is shown holding her hand to the bleeding injury on the right side of her neck. Detective Tutuola later pressed a handkerchief to the injury on the right side of her neck. In a later scene, Oliva had stitches on the left side of her neck. See more
Captain Donald Cragen
Olivia, what's up?
Det. Olivia Benson
I want a new partner.