A woman claims rape by a wealthy scientist, but upon further investigations she's not as much as a victim as it appears.


David Platt


Dick Wolf (created by), Lisa Marie Petersen

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Diane Neal ... Casey Novak
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Julian Sands ... Barclay Pallister
Estella Warren ... April Troost
Peter Riegert ... Chauncey Zeirko
Mike Doyle ... Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran
Jill Marie Lawrence Jill Marie Lawrence ... Cleo Conrad
Tom O'Rourke ... Judge Mark Seligman
Caren Browning Caren Browning ... CSU Captain Judith Siper


A woman claims rape by a wealthy scientist, but upon further investigations she's not as much as a victim as it appears.

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Release Date:

27 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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This story is loosely based off of Roald Dahl's "My Uncle Oswald". See more »


In Pallister's first interview with his lawyer present with Stabler and Benson, the lawyer refers to April as "the defendant." At that point, April had not yet been charged with any crime and was the one alleging his client of rape. The word he should have said was "complainant." See more »


April Troost: You were my friend. You promised to protect me.
Olivia Benson: When you were a rape victim, not a rapist. You sexually assaulted three dozen men.
April Troost: Really? Did they tell you I assaulted them?
Olivia Benson: We've got you on extortion and fraud. Not to mention ripping off childless couples. And extorting half a million dollars from Barclay Pallister.
April Troost: It was a settlement. There's nothing illegal about being paid for my pain and suffering.
Olivia Benson: Faking your own murder for the insurance money is. Gotta hand it to you, smearing your own...
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This was an entertaining and complicated episode.
7 June 2008 | by mgmpc1See all my reviews

Who played April Troost's father? He looked like Kenny Rogers!I looked to see if there were credits given to the actor and I did not see the character listed. This was a good and surprising episode. It was filled with many twists and turns and required that the viewer follow closely. I also noted that the character sounded like Kenny Rogers. While most episodes are clearly "whodunits" the plot slowly developed from the beginning when April appeared to be the presumed victim. She was sympathetic character under the story evolved into an unexpected twist when the character developed into a cunning, manipulative and conniving master con artist who worked in concert with her mother who who had obviously trained her daughter well. Seldom are we treated to such deeply developed characters in a one hour drama.

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