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:
Olivia Benson
John Munch
Kim Greylek (credit only)
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)
Donald Cragen
Samuel Mbazzi
Brett Trask
Andrew Guilarte ...
Gordon Joseph Weiss ...


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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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31 March 2009 (USA)  »

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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 »


Stabler says that the word Infantry comes from Ancient Rome where the youngest soldiers ("infants") were put in the front line. In reality, the term arose in 16th century Spain, where royal princes (Infantes) were given command over foot soldiers, and these were named in turn Infantería. Spanish infante and English infant have a common root in Latin infans, meaning "voiceless". See more »


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