When two sisters are killed in a fire, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler are confused about why they are called to investigate. They soon discover that Stabler's old partner, ADA Jo Marlowe, has been put on the case -- despite the absence of a sex crime -- because the two victims were so young, and that she has enlisted the duo to help. However, as the investigation continues, Benson and Stabler find that the case might be more suited to their department than anyone originally assumed, and Stabler's interrogation tactics threaten to get the detectives into trouble. Written by
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The case in Texas Dr. Drexel mentions, in which an innocent man was convicted due to faulty application of arson analysis, seems to be a reference to the real-life case of Cameron Willingham, a man executed in Texas in 2004 for the arson murder of his children. In 2009, an independent review of the case by the Texas Forensic Science Commission found that the evidence in the case did not sustain a finding of arson. See more
[Benson is surprised to find out Stabler's old partner is female
Detective Elliot Stabler
What are you talking about? I've been telling you Jo Marlowe stories for years.
Detective Olivia Benson
Except the one where Jo is actually a woman.
References Law & Order