Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 9, Episode 1

Alternate (25 Sep. 2007)

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A woman's child is missing, but her multiple personalities make finding out what happened to the child more difficult. And the case is further complicated by the appearance of the woman's sister and the murder of their parents.

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Cynthia Nixon turns in a powerful performance as a woman with multiple personalities who may have abused and fatally harmed her daughter. As Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler dig more deeply into the case - with initial resistance from Dr. Henry Carlisle -- Donovan continues to present even more personalities along with a harrowing twist to the case. For the detectives, it's a race against time to find the infant, while adjusting to sweeping changes in the SVU - a result from poor decisions made by the detectives that have spilled over to the squad. Written by NBC

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This season, photographs of cast members during opening theme/credits are all outside, not inside. See more »

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Hashi Horowitz: She has five documented personalities.
Judge Walter Bradley: Should we swear them all in separately?
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Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

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Great Season Starter!
17 May 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This has to be the best episode of SVU yet. This episode is just simply stunning, from quality direction to picture perfect acting. As always, great performance from the regular cast, especially Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay. Cynthia Nixon played her character, Janis Donovan, a woman with multiple personalities to perfection. She portrayed each of her personalities to equal quality, some of them nice, some childish and some fiery. Great acting from other guest stars as well. Praise goes to everybody involved in this episode. I've heard there is an episode coming up featuring Robin Williams. Hopefully that will beat this one...but it's gonna be pretty hard to beat!


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