Somone breaks into a lawyer's home and attacks him and his wife. His wife is killed and he is injured and brought to the hospital. Benson and Stabler investigate and they learn they have a teenage daughter who wasn't there. They learn she was at her boyfriend's. The lawyer wakes up and says he saw his daughter at the house during the attack. they learn she's a party girl who went to pharmaceutical parties and at a party she attended, she ran out of pills and said she would get some at her parents'. They think she was so high she doesn't know she attacked her parents. But later evidence implicates her boyfriend and Stabler tries to arrest him but he runs away and when Stabler tries to subdue him, he dies. It is believed that Stabler may have used excessive force but he doesn't think he did that. Written by
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Characters repeat "This changes everything" threes times during the episode. See more
In a real situation, if a suspect stopped breathing in the course of an arrest, officers would continue CPR until EMT's got there. The officers would not know what cased him to stop breathing; knowing Ryan was a heavy drug user, his death may have been caused by drugs or even a heart attack due to drugs and the exertion of running and resisting arrest. See more