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"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Annihilated (2007)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 8: Episode 20 -- A young woman engaged to be married is raped and murdered, and her fiancé Stephen Dashiell (guest-star Dylan Walsh) may have been targeted.


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Original Air Date:
8 May 2007 (Season 8, Episode 20)
The investigation of a bride-to-be's murder uncovers a man's double life; a turn in the case rattles Stabler, who turns to his wife and children for comfort. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer ... John Munch

Diane Neal ... Casey Novak

Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola

BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)

Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner

Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen

Dylan Walsh ... Malcolm Royce

Kelly Deadmon ... Lindsay Royce

Isabel Gillies ... Kathy Stabler

Mike Doyle ... Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran
John Douglas Thompson ... Mel Cantor

Paolo Montalban ... Wahid
Reade Kelly ... Bud Yellin
Annie McGreevey ... Janet Yellin

Paul Urcioli ... CIA Officer Chase

Rachel Stern ... Millie Lefkowitz
Quisha Saunders ... Waiter
Lucas Delvasto ... Tyler Royce
Patricia Cook ... Elizabeth Stabler

Jeffrey Scaperrotta ... Dickie Stabler

Allison Siko ... Kathleen Stabler
Deep Katdare ... Dr. Parnell

Stephen W. Green ... Clerk

John D'Leo ... Drew Royce
Shelby Adamowsky ... Jennifer Royce
Elizabeth Flax ... E.R. Nurse
Maria Armesto ... Martha
Wendy Barrie-Wilson ... Woman in Family Photo (as Wendy Barrie Wilson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Zirnkilton ... Opening Announcer (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Leto 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Amanda Green  writer

Produced by
Neal Baer .... executive producer
Gail Barringer .... producer
David DeClerque .... producer
Dawn DeNoon .... co-executive producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Amanda Green .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Greene .... co-executive producer
Patrick Harbinson .... co-executive producer
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer
Ted Kotcheff .... executive producer
Peter Leto .... supervising producer
Judy McCreary .... consulting producer (as Judith McCreary)
Randy Roberts .... supervising producer
Sheyna Kathleen Smith .... co-producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
George Pattison 
Film Editing by
Nancy Forner 
Casting by
Jonathan Strauss 
Production Design by
Dean Taucher 
Art Direction by
Jeff Crye 
Set Decoration by
Deborah Moses 
Costume Design by
Thomas Lee Keller  (as Thomas L. Keller)
Makeup Department
Sasha Cummins .... key hair stylist
Sheri Kornhaber .... makeup department head
Elizabeth Martinelli .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Gail Barringer .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Natalie S. Clunis .... dga trainee (as Natalie S. Brown)
Kim Kennedy .... second assistant director
Howard McMaster .... first assistant director
Jim Nickas .... second second assistant director
Ani Williams .... assistant director
Art Department
Troy R. Adee .... set dresser (as Troy Adee)
Tomas Deckaj .... construction production assistant
Greg Izzo .... set dresser
Anthony Munafo .... assistant property master
Michael Saccio .... property master
Brandon Smith .... graphic artist
Holly Watson .... graphic artist
Thomas White .... construction coordinator (as Tom White)
Michael Zansky .... scenic charge
Victoria Guariello .... set dresser (uncredited)
Brian J. McNamara .... electronic graphics (uncredited)
Sound Department
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Lee Gilmore .... sound editor
Kirk Herzbrun .... assistant sound editor
Charles R. Hunt .... sound mixer (as Charles Hunt)
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Kushner .... dialogue editor
Jansen Lambie .... sound
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Melissa Smith .... sound manager (as Melissa J.L. Smith)
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jessica Burstein .... still photographer
James Edmiston .... company grip
Patrick Fontana .... electrician
Chris Hammond .... electrician
William Hines .... best boy (as Bill Hines)
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator
Michael Parmelee .... still photographer
Michael Proscia Jr. .... gaffer (as Mike Proscia)
Miles Strassner .... dolly grip
Paul Volo .... key grip
Jeremy Weishaar .... first assistant camera: "a" camera/Steadicam
Casting Department
David M. Waldron .... background casting associate
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Graves Power .... set costumer
Virginia D. Patton .... costume supervisor (as Ginnie Patton)
Lorraine Porr .... costume coordinator
Danielle Smith .... set costumer
Alana West .... set costumer
Kim Wilcox .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Elizabeth Barnette-Marconi .... post-production coordinator (as Elizabeth Barnette)
Ash Hanratty .... post-production assistant
Skipper Martin .... colorist: dailies
Curtis Thurber .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Trish Adlesic .... location manager
Dan Cooley .... assistant location manager
Ana Cuadra .... location assistant
Kurt Enger .... assistant location manager
Joanna Lu .... assistant location coordinator
Derek P. Miller .... location coordinator
Tom Scutro .... assistant location manager: new york
Mitchell Gutman .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Transportation Department
John Leonidas .... transportation captain
Other crew
Faith Brooks .... assistant production coordinator
Chris Calogero .... office production assistant
Janna DeLury .... script supervisor
Cliff Fuller .... production coordinator
Paul Grellong .... executive story editor
Tim Hardiman .... technical advisor
Andrew Lang .... office production assistant
Pamela Martin .... stand-in
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant to executive producer
Robyn Ross .... assistant: Ted Kotcheff
Katie Jo Sheek .... publicity intern
Hal Sherman .... technical advisor
Megan Stas .... production assistant
Miriam Tielmann .... production assistant
Todd Wolenski .... assistant accountant
Krysten Yoniack .... production assistant
Sam Arthurs .... armorer (uncredited)
Kent Cassella .... stand-in: Dann Florek (uncredited)
Greg Cattano .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Storm Chambers .... stand-in: Ice-T (uncredited)
Michael Ciliento .... script coordinator (uncredited)
Timothy Klein .... stand in: Christopher Meloni (uncredited)
Eleanor Scully .... stand-in: Mariska Hargitay (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Wolf  created by

Location Management
Joseph Aquino .... location assistant (as Aquino Joe)
David Brotsky .... location assistant
Roni Deitz .... location scout
Wende Kremer .... assistant location manager
John Perez .... location scout (season 7)
Lin Saunders .... assistant location manager
Eric J. Sonntag .... location assistant
Rachael Tartell .... location scout
Teddy Yoon .... assistant location coordinator (2000-2002)
Louis Zuppardi .... location coordinator
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

43 min

Did You Know?

This would not be the last time actor, Dylan Walsh, would play a character leading a double life. The second time would be in the 2009 movie, The Stepfather.See more »
Factual errors: It is stated that Mrs. Royce's car was tracked via EZ-Pass, leaving Staten Island going into Manhattan, through Brooklyn via the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. In reality, there is a one-way toll on the Verrazzano-Narrows, leading into Staten Island, not leaving it. Therefore, it would be impossible to track a car leaving Staten Island that way, as a car can't be tracked by EZ-Pass going from Staten Island to Brooklyn.See more »
Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran:[Elliot wrestles with him with a laser gun to recreate the mark left by a bullet in a supposed struggle] You can aim it a hundred different ways but unless you break my wrist you're not going to be able to make that mark. Now try shooting yourself.See more »


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Secret Agent Man, 2 February 2016
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

One thing about Detective Elliott Stabler that remained constant while Christopher Meloni was on SVU. Even when he and Isabel Gillies were having problems, Meloni was always devoted to his family. So this case unnerved him plenty and understandably.

This actually starts out almost like a black comedy. The squad gets the report of the death of a young woman days before her wedding who seems to have led a normal life without any kind of real enemies who would do something like this. The parents have the answer, their prospective son-in-law worked for the CIA and he was marked for death by Moslem terrorists.

That of course intrigues the ever suspicious Richard Belzer, but both Benson and Stabler think the answer is more reasonable. They trace it to Staten Island where a man with a wife and three kids is leading a double life.

One thing about Dylan Walsh is clear. He must have some good line to persuade this woman and her parents that he's some kind of secret agent.

Then that worst kind of murderer emerges, a family annihilator as the wife who's not wrapped too tight herself and the kids are shot to death with Walsh wounded with a grazed scalp. He says that his wife Kelly Deadmon did it and killed herself.

Kudos in this episode to semi-regular forensics tech Mike Doyle who gives incontrovertible proof as to the real story.

Anyway it came down for the family oriented Elliott Stabler this one caused nightmares.

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