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 ... 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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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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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 »


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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Strong writing and performances. Ending a bit too dark.
18 February 2011 | by fabiogauchoSee all my reviews

Solid start for a season. We are treated to a new DA, who nitpicks everything the detectives do because she doesn't want to see convictions overturned; an unbalanced cop who has to work with SVU this case, but who does not have the required sensitiveness; both the harm of letting a guilty man loose and of convicting an innocent man are shown. Wentworth Miller performance is fun because it is almost campy: he reminds me of the guy on the car insurance commercials asking if the company really saves you 15%. The perp, played by Maha... Mr Ali is as smug and detestable as can be. The "irony" in the end, however, is too much of a downer and probably left a lot of people less enthusiastic about seeing the series again. I thought it was a mistake. It is not badly written, it is just kind of depressing.

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