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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Janis Donovan
Cass Magnall
Church Lady (as Ann Guilbert)


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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25 September 2007 (USA)  »

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


Dr. George Huang: Tell me about her alters.
Detective Olivia Benson: So far we've seen Dr. Young, a little girl, and a mean Russian.
Det. Elliot Stabler: And I bet she does a great Christopher Walken too.
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Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

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ALTERNATE Episode of a woman with split personalities
30 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alternate TV-14 | 1h | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Episode aired 25 September 2007 This was a horrible portrayal of mental illness. The characters used slang, mocking humour about depression, mental illness, multiple personality, "Nut House, Coco Nest, the Psychiatrist looked like inept" As if they are not even people. You wouldn't be nicknaming mocking a man who had dementia and when confused shot someone I doubt the detectives would be using lines like "Think he knows the day, maybe it's Christmas?" I would like to know if you talked to a Dr. before this episode. I love Law and Order saw every episode of 20 years. This SUV sad reflection on a story if real Police act like this.

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