Benson's testimony is needed as Novak tries to convict a brutal rapist. The trouble is that Benson, who is still in Oregon posing undercover as ecoterrorist Persephone James, has her own legal woes to deal with after a cocky deputy assaults her. Written by
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Munch jokes that Benson is "out having my love child." This is an in-joke about Mariska Hargitay
missing several episodes for maternity leave. See more
Novak says that Benson has been on assignment for five weeks. However, the character sports several months' worth of hair growth since she left. See more
Detective John Munch
[explaining Benson's absence
Word on the conspiracy mill is she's out having my love child.