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
After Olivia takes the duct tape off of Elliot's mouth and puts it on his shirt, the position of the tape on his shirt changes it between shots. See more
[a paperwork error of Stuckey's has allowed a murderer to walk free
Detective Elliot Stabler
I'm gonna kill him.
Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran
I'll hide the body.