CSU Stuckey's careless error causes a deranged killer to go free on a technicality. Later, more signature killings emerge, and more people connected to the case may be targeted.
Did You Know?
At one point, Benson quotes to Stuckey "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras". This is a famous medical aphorism credited to Dr. Theodore Woodward, from which the episode gets its name. A zebra is medical slang for arriving at an exotic or extravagant diagnosis, when a more commonplace explanation is more likely and preferable. See more
Olivia reads Gwendolyn's online message as "you know where to contact me" but the online text reads "you know how to contact me". See more
[Olivia has rescued Elliot from Stuckey
Detective Elliot Stabler
How'd you know?
Detective Olivia Benson
Stuckey said you went out for sushi. You and raw fish?