A delusional and grief-stricken mother, distraught over the botched kidnapping that resulted in the death of the son she was trying to take away from his father, shoots Dr. Warner and creates a hostage situation in the morgue.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Munch (credit only)
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Paul Olsen
Esau Pritchett ...
Jason Culross
Sophie Gerard
Blair Ross ...
Principal Carol Huston
Officer Eddie Nelson (as Eric Schneider)
John Rue ...
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When an 8-year-old boy is kidnapped off a city street, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler are called to investigate. They soon find that the boy is in his father's custody, and his mother has a history of overstepping her bounds. As the case comes to a head, members of the SVU team find themselves in a life-threatening standoff and learn shocking details about ADA Jo Marlowe's past. Written by NBC Publicity

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19 May 2010 (USA)  »

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Though the uniforms for the "Suffolk County Police Department" were accurate, the police cars were painted white with mustard yellow and mauve stripes. The actual Suffolk County Police paints their vehicles white with blue and thin red stripes. See more »


Dr. Melinda Warner: Back off you vultures, I'm not dead yet.
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Worst Episode Ever
30 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only explanation I can create for this episode is that perhaps, just perhaps, it was intended as a farce for its viewers. The writing was horrible. The acting was worse than what one would expect to find in a first grade Christmas pageant. I can only hope Sharon Stone can successfully blame the directors for her performance. The plot was absurd. It was lack-luster, at best. It went round and round and round in circles. I felt as if the writers were only capable of writing one scene, then they decided to just continue redoing the same scene over and over and over again. The plot was so ridiculous, that the characters didn't even seem to follow their actual characters. It was if the actors decided to ab-lib in their own random characters for their own amusement. I am now seriously considering whether or not to continue watching the series. Maybe it's time they ended the show's run. I'm normally a fan, but after watching this episode I feel like I'M the victim!!!

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