While investigating a separate case involving a paramedic suspected of murder, Olivia discovers that Vivian from her serial rapist case is still in town, and her actions could jeopardize her guardianship of Vivian's son Calvin.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Munch
Dr. George Huang (credit only)
Dr. Melinda Warner
Sarah Hoyt
Clark Tinta
Jason Gambel
David Drecker
Larry Donoho


With young Calvin in her care, Detective Benson continues the search for his drug-addict mother, Vivian, but Detective Stabler notices a strong bond forming between Benson and the boy. When Vivian's name comes up during a rape investigation, Captain Cragen assigns Detectives Fin and Munch to the case instead. However, it will take more than Cragen's orders to keep Benson away. Written by NBC Publicity

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1 December 2010 (USA)  »

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This episode is partially based on the 2010 Duke University faux sex thesis controversy, which was a 42-page Power Point document written by Karen Owen, a 24-year-old senior. In this document was privately written & distributed to just a few friends. During homecoming weekend, one of the friends forwarded it, this causing it to go viral. The bulk of the controversy surrounded whether she invaded her partners' rights to privacy, and whether the subjects of Owen's faux thesis had a right to sue. See more »


Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: So you invited "that bitch" to the party to teach her a lesson after she couldn't keep her big mouth shut about your little weenie?
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Can they not just settle on a single plot at a time?
26 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

No wonder my wife watches these episodes twice without remembering the first time; all these plot convolutions and deus ex machinas popping up would confuse anyone. Let's see: A woman is killed by another woman at a party. The deceased (or soon to be) is raped by a member of the ambulance crew. Who then kills himself by smashing a window in a café, running from police with guns drawn into his ambulance, locks the door, and has the police watch helplessly as he jabs his neck with the kind of fast-acting poison one expects to find in ambulances. Sod that, because it just so happens that they stumbled upon him and his partner by determining that they were involved in theft at an open house. But instead the theft just so happened was caused by the mother of the child Olivia is looking after. How many live in New York City currently? I thought things were getting better there... Anyway, this woman is now living in sin with another woman who, out of their minds on drugs, manage to nevertheless completely manipulate the judicial system. Until the other woman is killed by the biological father of the boy Olivia is looking after. But not before another guest appearance occurs involving the earlier suspect in the killing of the boy's mother's rapist. But he just happened to be there. No connection to the murder at all. Then this woman, who is allowed to walk around the streets of NYC at will, connives to have her son taken from a respected pillar of the community to live with the parents of the man who killed her "soul mate." Wait a minute- wasn't there a woman's murder at the very beginning that was supposed to be dealt with? I shudder to think what Law and Order UK must be like.... www.tracesofevil.blogspot.com

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