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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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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Suffolk County police are seen when Stabler and Benson investigate the motel in Jericho, NY. Jericho is in Nassau County. See more »

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Principal Carol Huston: Sophie Gerard is French, and unbalanced, even before Paul got custody of Nicholas.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Mom *loses* custody? That's rare.
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A Push toward a breakdown
18 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

This was one of the strangest SVU episodes ever filmed. And with one of the strangest perpetrators ever taken down by Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni.

This starts out as a custodial kidnapping and cops in real life and here are reluctant to get in the middle of those. In this case though the video of a kidnapping gets them involved. French actress Isabelle Huppert is the mother and she's an anthropology professor and leads an Auntie Mame type existence. But Auntie Mame wasn't married at least when started out and she did not have a husband who objected to her high flying ways in D.W. Moffett.

Huppert was something else in this show, but the character was a bit too crazy for my taste. The investigation shows her being pushed into a breakdown and personally I don't think she needed all that much help. It ends in tragedy all around.

Not one of the better SVU shows.


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