In order to bring down a Russian mobster running an international prostitution/kidnapping ring disguised as a Russian bride website, Cragen steps from behind the desk to go undercover as a "john".

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When a young woman is found brutally murdered, the SVU detectives use her distinctive tattoos to identify her as a recently engaged Russian mail-order bride. Upon questioning her distraught fiancé, they learn that she was kidnapped and held for ransom the night of their engagement party. While the detectives follow the money to a deadly blackmail scam run by the Russian Mafia, Captain Cragen goes undercover as a sad and lonely suitor to lure out a killer. Written by NBC Publicity

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In this episode, Timothy Busfield plays a man named Daniel & in The West Wing, his character's name is also Daniel (Danny). See more »

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After the M.E. rolls the female body onto her back to look at her face, Benson notices the body has had its fingertips removed. The hand, however, is shown palm up with the victim back on her stomach. She hasn't been rolled over again as the very next shot is Amaro looking at a tattoo beside the victim's navel. See more »

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Kev: Ohh-kay. Well, I have nothing on file for yourczarina.com other than that someone wired in some money from offshore. That's all I got.
Detective Amanda Rollins: Okay, then give us the I.P. address and the wire info and we'll take it from there.
Kev: Uh, I can't do that because our clients pay us top dollar to maintain their privacy. So if you want that information, you've gotta come back in with a search warrant, okay?
Detective Amanda Rollins: I don't think you understand.
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola: Let's get something straight. First, spit that lollipop out, before I smack ...
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The Scope of her evil
30 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

When a disfigured body and face of a woman who has been raped turns up and the SVU squad gets the case, it leads them into an investigation of a Russian bride scheme involving prostitution and extortion. One of the victims is Timothy Busfield who was taken for plenty including money he really doesn't have.

And it turns out that his intended 'bride' Izabella Miko is quite alive and working the scheme again. None other than Dann Florek the SVU captain goes undercover as the old lonely widower looking for love in all the wrong places.

As it turns out Miko is one of the most amoral characters that SVU has ever had on the show. She could give Jane Greer from Out Of The Past a real run for the money in the scope of her evil. It will shock you as the episode concludes.


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