Stabler is shot while working undercover investigating a violent animal smuggling ring believed to be connected to a young woman's murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Munch (credit only)
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Andre Bushido
Victor Tybor
Agent Brianna Kalke
Oscar Assadorian
Anna Bleers / Natalie Bleers
Gots Money (as Antwan Andre Patton)


Stabler is shot while working undercover investigating a violent animal smuggling ring believed to be connected to a young woman's murder.

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18 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This is the second episode where Benson and Stabler have made physical contact other then a rub of the shoulders or crime scene reenactment. See more »


The basketball that contained the gibbon changed colors between Cragen getting a hold of the ball and actually opening it to rescue to animal. See more »


Andre Bushido: [being hauled off] You're dead, Mike! I'll kill you!
Detective Elliot Stabler: Yeah yeah yeah, you already killed me once.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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The biggest stretch in the history of the show
6 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The SVU squad has gotten into some wild issues and situations in the course of investigations of sex crimes, but this episode may yet have been the biggest stretch in the history of the show.

The murder of a model who was raped before her death leads the squad into an exotic animal smuggling. The model as it turns out was a courier who apparently wanted out and she was given out in the only way it happens.

The head of this operation is a Russian played by Andrew Divoff who is one scary dude. He dominates the episode.

Exotic animals are a hobby indulged in by people with some strange tastes. I had a neighbor who kept an alligator and a variety of tropical snakes and a poisonous breed from South America bit him and nearly killed him several years ago.

Somehow I think that other cops would have taken over from SVU in real life.

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