A grisly double homicide appears to be drug related, but the FBI soon becomes involved, and Benson and Stabler are led toward a new motive.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Odafin Tutuola (credit only)
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Terri Banes
Manuel Rojas
Michael Garcia (as Juan Hernandez)
Christofer de Oni ...
(as Chris de Oni)
CSU Tech Keegan Timmons
Wade Mylius ...


When a young couple is found murdered in the back of a padlocked truck, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler investigate the scene and link the male victim to a dangerous Mexican drug cartel. Benson and Stabler follow a lead to an abandoned drug den where they are surprised to see FBI Special Agent Dean Porter, who is separately working on the case. Porter tries to take over the investigation, but suspicion arises and the two continue the hunt for the murderer. Following their intuition, Benson and Stabler come across shocking discoveries, which lead them to believe this case is much larger than a mere drug-related murder. Written by NBC Publicity

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28 October 2009 (USA)  »

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This is the final appearance of FBI Agent Dean Porter (Vincent Spano) in the series. See more »


Stabler and Benson search the female victim's rented room without gloves on. They also pick up the burned evidence from the barrel before it was photographed and processed by the crime scene techs. See more »

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Twists and turns throughout until the surprising ending
28 October 2009 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

Vincent Spano returns as FBI Agent Dean Porter in a finely-crafted episode involving murder, drugs, the CIA, and breast implants. Spano's Porter is eager to solve the case at all costs as well as rekindle a "spark" between him and Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) which started in earlier episodes.

Because of Porter's interest in Olivia, Elliott (Chris Meloni) shows a sign of jealousy, allowing the writers to give Meloni some choice sarcastic comments.

The installment gives Richard Belzer a few more scenes than he has been getting recently; unfortunately, Ice-T and Stephanie March are basically "missing in action". Recurring actor Joel de la Fluente features prominently in episode, also.

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