Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 9, Episode 19

Cold (13 May 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Detective Lake is accused of killing a police officer, and SVU soon discovers that he has been investigating a 10-year-old cold rape case without anyone's knowledge.



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Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Penelope Fielding
Cecelia Cruz
Tom Crane
Bill Jensen
Anthony Ruiz ...
Hector Hernandez


Detective Lake is accused of killing a police officer, and SVU soon discovers that he has been investigating a 10-year-old cold rape case without anyone's knowledge.

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Ninth season finale with the farewell appearances of Diane Neal (as Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak) and Adam Beach (as Detective Chester Lake), who are not returning for SVU's tenth season. See more »

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18 November 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I could kind of sympathize with Adam Beach in this episode, his final one with SVU. We learn that on his free time he's been working a ten year old murder case from when he was with Brooklyn SVU. A teenage girl was raped and killed. But we only learn of his obsession after he becomes a wanted man after he is wounded in a shootout with another police detective.

The whole squad gets involved here and as it turns out the perpetrators were a pair of dirty cops, one of whom Beach kills, the other is arrested before he can kill Beach.

Back when I worked at Crime Victims Board I can tell you that certain cases do stay with you for one reason or another. And my work wasn't anything like Beach's.

In any event the second perpetrator is another cop, Jack Gwalteney. He's a real cool and smug sort and he's got reason to be. Diane Neal also cuts some corners to gain a conviction and she pays as well.

Justice of sorts is reached, but it costs Beach a career and more.

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