Benson (Mariska Hargitay) hears from her half-brother (Michael Weston), who is on the run because of sexual assault charges. He continues to claim his innocence, though because evidence continues to pile up against him, Benson reluctantly agrees to help in the investigation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Munch (credit only)
Casey Novak (credit only)
Odafin Tutuola (credit only)
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)
Captain Julia Millfield
Michael Thatcher
Kathryn Hays ...
Jane Willet
Graham Winton ...
RPB Food Distributors Owner
Maggie Burke ...
Sharon Marsden


Olivia's half-brother, Simon turns up and the FBI questions her if she knows where he is. He goes to see her to proclaim his innocence of the charges Captain Millfield is accusing him of. When he disappears, Olivia decides to go talk to his mother but she has Alzheimer's so what she says can't be taken serious. She then decides to learn about her father; why he became a rapist. She eventually looks at the evidence against Simon and thinks he could be Innocent. With help from Elliot they figure out where Simon is. But Millfield is also there. Written by

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1 May 2007 (USA)  »

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Like father, like son?
4 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode was the conclusion of several where Mariska Hargitay first learns she has a half brother, son of her rapist father and her dealings with him. As she learns the small town New Jersey police where their sex crimes detective Kim Delaney has made a career of trying to nail him for the rape of her sister.

Olivia crosses the line a lot here and if she didn't have the relationships she's built over the years with Dann Florek and Christopher Meloni her career would have been in the toilet. In fact her own belief in her brother is screwing her up mentally. She can't decide if indeed he's her father's son and like father like son or he's just someone who happens to be wrong place wrong time.

Mariska has her issues, but then so does Kim Delaney as the climax is a fugitive standoff with Olivia's brother Michael Weston.

Definitely an episode for Mariska Hargitay fans.

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