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When a murdered gang member is linked to a sexual assault, Benson and Stabler find neither the alleged victim nor the alleged killer to be who they think.


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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) (credit only)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Dr. Rebecca Hendrix
Peter Firth ... Dr. Preston Blair
Reiley McClendon ... Logan Stanton / Lindsay Stanton
Hillary B. Smith ... Mrs. Stanton
John Bolger ... Mr. Stanton
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Charlayne Woodard ... Sister Peg
Denise Ramirez Denise Ramirez ... Claudia Hernandez


Complications ensue in the investigation of a gang member who fell off a building after the victim that he tried to rape bit him in self-defense. His twin sister confesses to the crime, seemingly impossible due to the evidence until the secrets regarding the sister's true genetic identity are revealed. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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[the detectives are interrogating a sex therapist who used some controversial experimental procdeures on teenagers]
Elliot Stabler: Doc, I saw the 'art' in your office, and even I was uncomfortable with how many phalluses were on display.
Dr. Preston Blair: That's because you're a bourgeios American, completely uptight about sex. It's what screws up your children and turns them into sex offenders.
Elliot Stabler: ...You lost me at 'bourgeois.'
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Sad story based on real events
19 September 2017 | by michthemunchkinSee all my reviews

I disagree with the reviewer who claimed that the writers of this episode thought they were "clever" by coming up with this plot. Clearly the episode was based entirely on the story of David Reimer, who suffered a disfiguring injury (specifically, a botched circumcision) shortly after birth and was subsequently raised as a girl, on the advice of Dr. John Money. Like the kid in this episode, Reimer had a twin, who was raised as a boy.

I find it ludicrous that anyone would think the writers set out to create this story line on their own; like so many of their other episodes, this one was obviously based on real events. The only difference between the real events and the outcome of this episode is that, sadly, the doctor who essentially ruined David Reimer's life suffered no ill consequences of his actions. Instead, it was David himself who lost his life. He died by suicide in 2004.

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