Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 13, Episode 8

Educated Guess (16 Nov. 2011)

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Benson and Rollins investigate whether a psychiatric patient was raped in her hospital ward, which ultimately leads to a possible predator close to her home.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Donald Cragen (credit only)
George Zane
Diane Eskas
Dr. Meg Whitmere
David Pittu ...
Captain Charles Lee
Darren Bickford
Jay Delaney
Bella Zane
Gia Eskas


A man in custody at a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a rape in a break room. Despite the witness' shaky credibility the SVU begins an investigation, but the alleged victim, Gia Eskas, denies being assaulted. Detectives Benson and Rollins struggle to piece together what really happened to this young woman, especially when her aunt and mother say Gia has been repeatedly institutionalized, and has cried rape in the past. Written by NBC Publicity

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When Darren witnesses the attack at the beginning of the episode, he tries to get help but the entire ward is deserted. He tells the SVU officers that it took place in "ward 6". Later, when the officers ask the security guard about the lack of help, she tells them "a patient had attacked someone in ward 6 so everyone had gone there to help." See more »


Sergeant John Munch: I don't think this guy premeditates, let alone thinks, we have a description, go back to Laguardia, find the girl.
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This is a MUST SEE for every SVU fan! If you're not a fan or have somehow never seen Law and Order SVU, then this is the episode to begin with!
16 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is a cut above excellent. It was extremely well written, directed and magnificently executed by all actors and actresses involved. Special kudos go to Richard Belzer for his unusually great performance. He displayed his usual conspiracy theory wry sarcasm and wit, but he was more controlled with it and showed more versatility than usual. This is a welcome change from him and I hope it continues for Belzer's character. His talent has not been fully utilized to this point so it would be refreshing to see more character development around him. With that said, it's time to address Ice T's character. His talent is apparent but we need more from his character. Like Belzer's character, Tutuola needs to be developed to a much larger scale. The minor characters were superb! Each and every one of them performed like the true professionals Dick Wolf has continually engaged over the years. This man is THE master of his craft. Two more points..Hargitay simply outdid herself! This woman continues to give outrageously superb performances. How does the small screen contain her? Lastly, the absence of Christopher Meloni is felt in every episode. This one would have been enhanced greatly by Elliot. Come home Chris!

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