An investigation of a horrific school sniper attack leads the team to a particularly obnoxious Neo-Nazi group.


Jonathan Kaplan


Dick Wolf (created by), Dawn DeNoon




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Detective 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 (credit only)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Marcia Gay Harden ... Star Morrison / FBI Agent Dana Lewis
J.C. MacKenzie ... Brian Ackerman
Joe Grifasi ... Hashi Horowitz
John Rubinstein ... Judge Schuyler
Joel Marsh Garland ... Brannon Lee Redding
Cody Kasch ... Kyle Ackerman
Myk Watford ... Mark Whitlock


A sniper shooting into a school yard from a nearby roof kills one student, wounds others and leaves the rifle behind. The rifle is linked to a gun store owned by the head of a Neo-Nazi organization. Detective Munch is shot during the sniper's trial. Written by DAC4

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During the interrogation of the suspect, the DA mentions living in fear that some one in prison will put ground up glass in his food. This was a plot device used in HBO's Oz which has many crossover cast members. See more »


Munch talked of a loophole for purchasing Long Guns, not requiring background checks. This is incorrect, all firearms purchased from FFLs require NICS check. See more »


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Opening Announcer: [voiceover] In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Don't miss the last five minutes
27 July 2009 | by alexandrajadeSee all my reviews

I'm not sure that I've ever actually watched a TV episode in first-runs that was advertised with those words, but my goodness are they ever applicable to this episode. Its last five minutes instantly added probably three stars to what was already a pretty good episode. 8/10 becomes 11/10.

Now, of course, the way the episode gets there is dependent on a few patented "Law & Order" contrivances that'll bug you a little if you think about them too much, but if you're any kind of a fan of the franchise, you've long since learned not to - I know I have! I didn't mark spoilers, so I won't give any, but if you happen upon this episode in syndication, don't you dare turn away from it. This IMDb pages gives a specific enough synopsis to identify the episode, so in the interests of spoilerlessness (isn't it fun to make up words?) I won't even go that far here. Just don't miss the last five minutes.

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1 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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