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"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Unstable (2009)

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Writers:
Dick Wolf (created by)
Judy McCreary (written by)
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Original Air Date:
22 September 2009 (Season 11, Episode 1)
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Plot:
SVU gets the help of an angry, violent police officer to solve a rape case. They soon discover that they may be dealing with a serial rapist, and the wrong man may be in prison for one of his crimes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Christopher Meloni ... Detective Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay ... Detective Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer ... Sergeant John Munch (credit only)

Ice-T ... Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (credit only) (as B.D. Wong)

Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner

Dann Florek ... Captain Donald Cragen

Christine Lahti ... Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton

Mahershala Ali ... Mark Foster (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)

Jennifer Ferrin ... Rena West

Geneva Carr ... Katie Harris

Cherise Boothe ... Beverly Neal
Helmar Augustus Cooper ... Malcolm Foster

Wentworth Miller ... Detective Nate Kendall
Chike Johnson ... Victor Tate
Glenn Turner ... Willie Boots
Melle Powers ... Layla Foster

Patrick Ryan Sullivan ... Tom Conlon

Kristopher Kling ... Spencer Conlon (as Kris Kling)

Madeline Rhodes ... Angelina Lupino (as Madeline Smith)

Suzan Perry ... Madeleine Stewart
J. Paul Nicholas ... Linden Delroy
Angel David ... Sergeant Juan Carlos
Timothy Booth ... Shane Harris

Robert Berlin ... Meth Head Man
Shavi Blake ... CSU Tech

Donshea Hopkins ... Six Year Old Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rich Campbell ... Bus Depot Traveler (uncredited)

Dawn Ressy ... Crime Scene Onlooker (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Arthur W. Forney 
 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Judy McCreary (written by) (as Judith McCreary)

Produced by
Neal Baer .... executive producer
Gail Barringer .... producer
Mick Betancourt .... co-producer
Michael Ciliento .... associate producer
David DeClerque .... producer
Dawn DeNoon .... co-executive producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Amanda Green .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Greene .... co-executive producer
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer
Ted Kotcheff .... executive producer
Peter Leto .... co-executive producer
Judy McCreary .... consulting producer (as Judith McCreary)
David Platt .... co-executive producer
Randy Roberts .... supervising producer
Sheyna Kathleen Smith .... co-producer
Daniel Truly .... co-executive producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Post 
 
Cinematography by
George Pattison (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nancy Forner 
 
Casting by
Jonathan Strauss 
 
Production Design by
Dean Taucher 
 
Art Direction by
Jeff Crye 
 
Set Decoration by
Deborah Moses 
 
Costume Design by
Tina Nigro 
 
Makeup Department
Brian Badie .... key hair stylist (as Brian B. Badie)
Rebecca Perkins .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gail Barringer .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth G. Brown .... first assistant director (as Kenneth Brown)
Alexa Steele .... second assistant director
Antoine Massey .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Paul Camarro .... on-set dresser
Dave Lieber .... assistant property master
Kevin McCarthy .... leadman
Kevin McCarthy .... set dresser
Anthony Munafo .... property master
Daniel Pangione .... graphic artist
Dylan Sheridan .... graphic artist
Thomas White .... construction coordinator (as Tom White)
Michael Zansky .... scenic charge
Gina Cassesse .... props (uncredited)
Kimberley Lieber .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Charles R. Hunt .... sound mixer (as Charles Hunt)
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Jansen Lambie .... sound
Todd Morrissey .... sound re-recording mixer
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Aaron J. Rudelson .... boom operator (as Aaron Rudelson)
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Gus Comegys .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Russo)
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts (uncredited)
Ian Mclaughlin .... stunt double: Christopher Meloni (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Donohue III .... dolly grip (as Joseph Donahue)
Glen Engels .... key grip
James J. Ferris .... electrician
Charlie Foerschner .... camera loader
Patrick Fontana .... best boy
Jim Gourley .... camera loader
Jason Lanci .... electrician
Michael Proscia Jr. .... gaffer (as Mike Proscia)
Jeremy Weishaar .... assistant cameraman
Tom Weston .... camera operator
Daniel Wallenstein .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Allison Hall .... background casting
Jamie Jacobson .... child extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia D. Patton .... costume supervisor (as Ginnie Patton)
Danielle Smith .... set costumer
Jenna Swartz .... costume coordinator
Alana West .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
David Crozier .... assistant editor
Leigh Cousins .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Oscar Rene Lozoya II .... editorial assistant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Edward Devereaux II .... transportation co-captain
John Leonidas .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
John A. Accardo .... location scout
Trish Adlesic .... location manager
Faith Brooks .... production coordinator (as Marlene Faith Brooks)
Kurt Enger .... assistant location manager
Brian Fagan .... researcher
Carinne Fassari .... assistant location coordinator
Eddie Griffith .... production assistant
Tim Hardiman .... technical advisor
Phillip Leung .... production assistant
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant to executive producer
Jack McKenna .... production assistant
Amy Meisner .... set production assistant
Derek P. Miller .... location coordinator
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor (as Wendy Roberts)
John J. Schneider .... additional policeman: opening sequence
Tom Scutro .... assistant location manager: new york
Hal Sherman .... technical advisor
A.J. Swirz .... location assistant
J.P. Varady .... location assistant
Brianna Yellen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sam Arthurs .... armorer (uncredited)
Kent Cassella .... stand-in: Dann Florek (uncredited)
Gina Cassesse .... production assistant (uncredited)
Storm Chambers .... stand-in: Ice-T (uncredited)
Heather Imerman .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Danielle Lieberman .... stand-in: Mariska Hargitay (uncredited)
John F. McCarthy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joe Melendes .... stand-in: Christopher Meloni (uncredited)
David Occhino .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Ryan Washburn .... armorer (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
 
Art Direction by
Wing Lee (2001-2004)
 
Makeup Department
Maryann Marchetti .... makeup artist
Mary Anne Spano .... additional makeup artist
Julie Teel .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Gilman .... second second assistant director
Mark C. Hutchinson .... additional second assistant director
Meghan Myszkowski .... dga trainee
Jesse Nye .... second second assistant director
Michael Reichman .... additional second assistant director (2001)
Anish Savjani .... dga trainee
Anish Savjani .... second second assistant director
Dominick Scarola .... dga trainee
Shannon Von Ronne .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Terri Brennan .... set dresser
James Covington .... second
Justin Elterman .... graphic designer
Regina Graves .... assistant set decorator
Lorraine Klein .... art department coordinator (as Lorraine Klein-Lynch)
Gifford Meyer .... props
Molly Mikula .... assistant art director
James O'Donnell .... set dresser
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic designer
Bradley Rubenstein .... scenic artist
Michelle Schluter-Ford .... art department coordinator (as Michelle Schluter)
Paul Weathered .... property master (Tandem episodes)
Adam Wolenski .... construction production assistant
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... production sound mixer: second unit
Walt Bost .... co-supervising sound editor
Norval D. Crutcher III .... adr editor
Norval D. Crutcher III .... dialogue editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer (various episodes)
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... adr mixer
Diana Flores .... adr mixer
Tiffany S. Griffith .... dialogue editor
Charlie King .... sound effects editor (as Charles King)
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer
Brian Miksis .... sound mixer (multiple episodes 2002-2005)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Craig T. Rosevear .... foley editor
 
Stunts
Ray Abbott .... stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts (2006)
Jane Austin .... stunts
Michael Devine .... utility stunts
Kurt D. Lott .... stunt coordinator (2003 fire gag episode)
Riley G. Matthews Jr. .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Cohen .... company electrician: New York
Riad Deeb .... grip
Patrick R. Heffernan .... set grip
Alison Kelly .... assistant camera
Paul C. McKenna .... crane technician: Technocrane
Joe Mellon .... company grip (2000-2002)
Mario Nila .... camera production assistant
Anna Novick .... grip
Louis Petraglia .... electrician
Abe Schrager .... camera operator: second unit
Mike Sime .... video operator
George Su .... camera production assistant
Lee Vickery .... additional assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Alison Goodman .... casting associate
Stephanie Laffin .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Deanes .... wardrobe assistant
Sharon Globerson .... assistant costume designer
Frankie Ritacco .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
T. Michael Baiocco .... assistant editor
T. Michael Baiocco .... post-production coordinator
Brandi Bradburn .... assistant editor
Joseph Butler .... assistant editor (as Joe Butler)
Trey Coscia .... post-production coordinator
Charlotte Grau .... colorist
James Seidelman .... assistant editor
Daniel J. Simmons .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Timothy Paustian .... driver
 
Other crew
Ethan Anderson .... production assistant (2004-2005)
Joseph Aquino .... location assistant (as Aquino Joe)
Dawn Barkan .... head animal trainer
Christian Bladt .... script coordinator (2002-2003 and 2005-2006)
Diane Bradley .... stand-in: Stephanie March
Ciara Bresnihan .... production assistant
David Brotsky .... location assistant
Jenn Bubka .... production assistant
John Paul Bullock III .... production assistant
Anne Carson .... production assistant
Gabe Castillo .... stand-in (as Doy Gabriel Castillo)
Jon Copley .... accountant
Joseph DeBona .... stand-in
Jennifer Dee .... production assistant
Roni Deitz .... location scout
Dawn Douglas .... stand-in: Tamara Tunie (1 episode)
John Fedynich .... assistant location manager
Hannah Flynn .... production assistant
Bellamy Forrest .... key production assistant
Bellamy Forrest .... set production assistant
Matt Gavin .... production assistant
Niko Godfrey .... production assistant
Betty Green .... title designer
Rico Green .... office executive assistant
David Gross .... production assistant
Hollis McConnell Jones .... stand-in: Connie Nielson
Hollis McConnell Jones .... stand-in: Diane Neal
Eric Kench .... additional production assistant
Wende Kremer .... assistant location manager
Kenneth Krott .... production assistant
Sarah E. Leonard .... production assistant
Richard Lippin .... publicist (2003)
Theresa Marsh .... first assistant production accountant
Brian McArthur .... assistant accountant
Kerry McCrohan .... production assistant
Jim McKinney .... key set production assistant
Taylor Norton .... production assistant
Anne Marie Palopoli .... production assistant
Andrea Pappas .... production secretary
Stefani Patch .... production assistant
John Perez .... location scout (season 7)
Joan Preston .... stand-in: Caren Brown and Mariska Hargitay
Adam Raia .... production assistant
Rachel Ratzker .... production assistant
Michael A. Rizzo .... production assistant
Vernon Rodriquez .... parking assistant
Lin Saunders .... assistant location manager
Andrea Schenk .... production secretary
Georg Schmithüsen .... assistant location manager
Jackie Short .... first assistant accountant
Eric J. Sonntag .... location assistant
Rachel Stuhler .... production assistant
Rachael Tartell .... location scout
Canella Williams .... office production assistant (2005)
Teddy Yoon .... assistant location coordinator (2000-2002)
Robert Zorella .... office production assistant
Louis Zuppardi .... location coordinator
 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Nothing resolved with these unstable people, 18 December 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Unstable is one accurate word for this SVU episode because looking at this cast of characters guesting here, just who is the unstable one?

While working another case a narcotics cop Wentworth Miller stumbles across a victim of a rape or more accurately Jennifer Ferrin runs across his crime scene in a disheveled state. He's got the people skills of Scrooge and and I'm betting she's not wrapped too tight when she's not a victim. But she bonds with him so much so that Dann Florek has to get him reassigned temporarily to SVU so Benson and Stabler can wrap the case. Miller has other issues as well, the scope of which we don't learn until the end.

Then there's Christine Lahti the ADA who brazens into the squad with an attitude and a half. She and Christopher Meloni have hate at first sight. All her issues come out in subsequent episodes.

Finally there's Mereshaz Ali who is arrested for the crime and when they finally get him to confess he turns out to be one very screwed up individual. And it turns out he's a serial rapist who Meloni years back may have put the wrong man in jail for his crimes.

One thing with this SVU episode it all isn't resolved neatly at the end by any means.

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