When a baby boy is discovered in the rubbish, detectives Benson and Stabler use a t-shirt found at the scene to trace the crime back to a well-to-do college student.


Arthur W. Forney


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
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Schuyler Fisk ... Ella Christiansen
Patricia Kalember ... Judge Taten
Mike Doyle ... Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran
Annie Golden ... Varla
Alexandra Neil ... Mrs. Drake
Curtis Mark Williams ... Jerry Spencer
Audrie Neenan ... Judge Lois Preston


When a baby boy is discovered in the rubbish, detectives Benson and Stabler use a t-shirt found at the scene to trace the crime back to a well-to-do college student.

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The case Cragen refers to is of Andrea Yates, a Texas woman who confessed to drowning her five children in their bathtub on June 20, 2001. She had been suffering for some time with very severe postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. She was tried and convicted on five counts of first degree murder, while the DA had originally sought the death penalty at trial they took it off the table after it was proven that one of the state's expert witnesses lied on the stand, at sentencing she was given life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years. However shortly afterwards the conviction was overturned by the appellate court. On July 26, 2006, the Texas jury in her retrial found that Yates was not guilty by reason of insanity. She was consequently committed by the court to the North Texas State Hospital. See more »


Dr. George Huang: [about Ella] I think she's suffering from postpartum psychosis.
Olivia Benson: Giving birth made her crazy.
Dr. George Huang: It's a hormonal imbalance stemming from pregnancy. Its onset can be quick and severe. Its symptoms include agitation, hallucinations, delusions...
Captain Donald Cragen: The Andrea Yates defense.
Olivia Benson: Look, the only thing making this girl crazy is the baby's father. I don't know what part he played, but I know that he's involved.
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Too Weird for my taste
18 November 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This SVU story has to go down as being one of the weirdest and one of the worst ever done. What is usually a plot premise for a happy ending is one that ends bad with no signs of improving for the people involved.

Schuyler Fisk plays a young girl who after years of living with a mother who was not too forthcoming with love reunites with her dad, Zeljo Ivanek who is an attorney and a political candidate in New Jersey.

SVU gets involved when a dead newborn is found in the trash. It's Fisk's, but Ivanek is also the father and grandfather.

Given her background this case is exceedingly hard on Mariska Hargitay. But incest is not a crime. And Fisk is 18 and it was mutual consent.

Romantic love between father and daughter. I'll never hear the Mills Brothers sing Daddy's Little Girl again with the same feeling. This episode was way too weird.

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17 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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