Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 10, Episode 12

Hothouse (13 Jan. 2009)

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The death of a teenage mathematics prodigy sheds light on some disturbing and unhealthy practices taking place among a group of competitive students at a prestigious academy.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sergeant John Munch (credit only)
Dr. George Huang (credit only)
A.D.A. Kendra Gill
Joseph Lychkoff
Jennifer Banks
Misha Kuznetsov ...
Mrs. Lychkoff
Katrina Lychkoff
Ezra Kriegel


When a young girl is found in the river. They try to identify her. They think she's from the Ukraine probably a sex slave. So the arrest the man behind the sex slave ring. While he says she's not a sex slave but knows who she is. He tells them she's a child genius whose parents are from the Ukraine. They learn that her father pushed her to excel. And they suspect him but he has an alibi. They learn she went to a special school for geniuses and that her roommate is jealous of her. They question her and she admits she killed her. Benson and Stabler try to get Kim to go easy on her. But they learn that the incident occurred on a boat and it happened in New Jersey where child offenders are tried as adults. They try to convince the D.A. to go easy on her but she takes a hard line. Written by

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Detective Elliot Stabler: There's rice all over the floor. Did he make you eat down here too?
Katrina Lychkoff: No, he had us kneel on it. It's not so bad at first, but then it starts to cut into your skin.
[shows her knees with old rice grain indentions]
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