After Fin catches a serial killer who is targeting immigrant "anchor babies," his high-profile ACLU lawyer argues that he was brainwashed by a right-wing television personality.

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Jonathan Kaplan

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Dick Wolf (created by), Amanda Green | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
Stephanie March ... Alexandra Cabot
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
John Larroquette ... Randall Carver
Thomas Sadoski ... Joe Thagard
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Nicole Gleason
Christine Toy Johnson ... Keiko Nishimura
Yaya DaCosta ... Audrina
Audrie Neenan ... Judge Lois Preston
John Schuck ... Chief of Detectives Muldrew
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Storyline

When two young girls are similarly murdered a little over a month apart, Detective Odafin Tutuola decides to investigate the gruesome crimes. After a third killing, Fin discovers that all three children were "anchor babies" of immigrant families, and reaches out to the Center of Immigrant Services. After sifting through the Center's hate mail, and witnessing a fight between immigration lawyer Randall Carver and Joe Thagard, a fanatical follower of a xenophobic talk show host, Fin begins to narrow in on the killer. Written by NBC Publicity

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Yaya DaCosta(Audrina) goes on to star in Chicago Med[2015]. Chicago Med is a part of One Chicago (Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice). Law and Order SUV and the One Chicago are in the same universe. All shows are created by Dick Wolf. See more »

Goofs

ADA Cabot Acts surprised when the defense suggests that the guy on the TV made the accused murder. She was standing in the same interview room when he said that was going to be his defense. See more »

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Sergeant John Munch: [watching a tape of Gordon Garrison] Do we have to watch the collapse of western civilization?
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References Glenn Beck (2009) See more »

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Loved this episode!
16 January 2010 | by cagordon22See all my reviews

This script was excellent and realistic, and played out very well. Since I work in hospitals, I unfortunately see the result of hate-motivated race crimes all the time.

I'm glad SVU finally addressed the growing problem of the followers of the hatemongers that do encourage frightened people to hurt "others" who aren't WASPs. I'm amazed that the other reviewers found it implausible that there are crazed followers of ultra-conservative talk show hosts that commit horrendous crimes. They should try working in an E/R just one Saturday night.

I'm not saying that there should be restricted speech for any one with any view, but we should all be more aware of the people that take these hatemongers too seriously. Good for L&O producer Dick Wolfe for exposing these cowards who hurt others.


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