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.

Director:

Arthur W. Forney

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Both Mahershala Ali and Wentworth Miller have played bad guys in comic book based super hero shows. Ali as Cottonmouth in "Luke Cage" and Miller as Captain Cold in the Arrowverse. See more »

Quotes

Beverly Neal: I'm a court reporter now. I've seen what goes on in rape trials.
Olivia Benson: There are laws to shield victims.
Beverly Neal: And tactics to get around them.
Detective Nate Kendall: You just don't want anyone to know what you used to be.
[Olivia and Beverly look shocked]
Beverly Neal: You've got balls. I dropped that baggage long ago and now you expect me to pick it back up.
Olivia Benson: What you used to be shouldn't have mattered. The way you were treated was wrong.
Beverly Neal: And because you say so, I'm supposed to bend over. That's how pimps talk.
Detective Nate Kendall: Women are being raped. Don't ...
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Nothing resolved with these unstable people
18 December 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Unstable is one accurate word for this SVU episode because looking at this cast of characters guesting here, just who is the unstable one?

While working another case a narcotics cop Wentworth Miller stumbles across a victim of a rape or more accurately Jennifer Ferrin runs across his crime scene in a disheveled state. He's got the people skills of Scrooge and and I'm betting she's not wrapped too tight when she's not a victim. But she bonds with him so much so that Dann Florek has to get him reassigned temporarily to SVU so Benson and Stabler can wrap the case. Miller has other issues as well, the scope of which we don't learn until the end.

Then there's Christine Lahti the ADA who brazens into the squad with an attitude and a half. She and Christopher Meloni have hate at first sight. All her issues come out in subsequent episodes.

Finally there's Mereshaz Ali who is arrested for the crime and when they finally get him to confess he turns out to be one very screwed up individual. And it turns out he's a serial rapist who Meloni years back may have put the wrong man in jail for his crimes.

One thing with this SVU episode it all isn't resolved neatly at the end by any means.


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