Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 10, Episode 17

Hell (31 Mar. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A former African child refugee's throat is slashed, and SVU connects the case to two former Ugandan war criminals--one a ruthless killer, the other a sympathetic former child soldier trying to change his life.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
A.D.A. Kim Greylek (credit only)
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)
Father Theo Burdett
Elijah Okello
Samuel Mbazzi
Andrew Guilarte ...
Gordon Joseph Weiss ...
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A young girl is found on the street with her throat slashed. She's taken to the hospital and SVU is called because the doctor says she was sexually assaulted before. While the doctor tells them she can't talk, when asked who did this to her, she draws a picture of the devil. They learn that she's the adopted daughter of a priest. He tells them that she's from Africa and that she was abused as a child. When they tell them where she was found, the priest tells them that she probably went to see a man who is also from Africa who's a child soldier. When they find him, he tells them that she wanted him to kill the man who raped her in Africa. They eventually find the man. But her friend faces deportation where he will surely face death so he holds up in the church with a gun. Written by

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This episode was supposed to originally air on March 24th, 2009 but was aired a week later due to Presidential programming. See more »


During the "confession" when Elliot is interrogating Elijah, as the camera cuts back and forth between two different angles, their foreheads are alternately touching and not touching. See more »


Storekeeper: I can spot a booster from a mile away, so I threw her out before she could steal anything. I checked her panda on the way out.
Detective Elliot Stabler: You checked what, her panda?
Storekeeper: Her backpack. You know, stuffed animal, the arms go around like a strap.
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