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
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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
Detective Amanda Rollins
If Gia was raped, it's going to be hard as hell to make anyone to believe her.
Detective Olivia Benson
And that makes her the perfect target.
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