SVU gets the help of an angry, violent police officer to solve a rape case. They soon discover that they may be dealing with a serial rapist, and the wrong man may be in prison for one of his crimes.


Arthur W. Forney


Dick Wolf (created by), Judy McCreary (as Judith McCreary)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Christine Lahti ... Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton
Mahershala Ali ... Mark Foster (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Jennifer Ferrin ... Rena West
Geneva Carr ... Katie Harris
Cherise Boothe ... Beverly Neal
Helmar Augustus Cooper ... Malcolm Foster
Wentworth Miller ... Detective Nate Kendall
Chike Johnson Chike Johnson ... Victor Tate


Officer Nate Kendall aids a woman in trouble and becomes roped into solving a rape case. While Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson believe that Kendall is not right for the case due to his unstable personality, Executive ADA Sonya Paxton joins the team, bringing evidence of a common thread among three other rape cases. With Paxton's help, the team might expose a serial rapist. Written by NBC Publicity

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This is the first episode since the season one finale Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Slaves (2000) in which there is no ADA serving as a regular cast member in the opening credits. In the episode Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Hardwired (2009), Stephanie March is added to the opening credits but she is only credited for the episodes that she appears in during this season. See more »


Elliot Stabler: What if Tate is innocent?
Odafin Tutuola: The man had a fair trial. If he's not the rapist, the entire system failed. Not just you.
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Didn't really work
29 May 2020 | by geordienastySee all my reviews

The guests don't really work. Especially Wentworth Miller who is trying so hard to be tough it's embarrassing.

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Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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