Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 11, Episode 5

Hardwired (21 Oct. 2009)

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The team makes a deal with a man who molested his stepson in exchange for information that could put away the leader of a molesters' advocate group, but is the victim's mother strong enough to not jeopardize the investigation?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sergeant John Munch (credit only)
Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)
Eva Banks
Jim True-Frost ...
Thomas Banks
Cruz Santiago ...
Tony Accardo


After Eva Banks makes a shocking discovery about her son, Cory's behavior at school, she takes him to the doctor, only to find out that he has been the victim of sexual abuse. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler come onto the scene and question the victim and his family. From the boy's frightened reaction when his stepfather, Thomas Banks, silences the investigation, it is clear to everyone in the room who the real perpetrator is. Detective Benson and Stabler are about to arrest the suspect when Thomas agrees to give up the leader of the largest pro child-adult relationship civil rights group in exchange for amnesty. Written by NBC Publicity

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Rosie Perez was injured while filming this episode. A scene called for an extra to violently shake her and she suffered two herniated discs, a bulging disk, three sprained ligaments, and a pinched nerve. A year later she finally had surgery to repair her injuries which left her with scars on her neck and hip. See more »

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22 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Can anyone tell me the name of the actor who played the boy's father?

He isn't listed and I have seen him in other shows but can't remember his name! I'm referring to his natural father, not the step-father.

I am sure he had a show of his own, but my memory seems to left me behind on this one.

Must be that in order to remember, I have to watch a show for years??

Stabler goes a bit nuts, but you find yourself wishing he went farther.

It was a first time we have seen the Dr. get so mad, plus the mention of being gay is so seldom heard, at least from him.

It was a great show, Rose Perez shines.

She really hones in on the mother aspect of this role.

I thought the rest of the crew could have been used more.

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