SVU tries to make the case against a Christian zealot who is targeting prostitutes, but it hangs on the cooperation of a pregnant prostitute who is terrified of the man and has her own demons.


Peter Leto


Dick Wolf (created by), Mick Betancourt

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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
Stephanie March ... Alexandra Cabot
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Mischa Barton ... Gladys Dalton
Erin Dilly ... Shawna Grant
Delaney Williams ... John Buchanan
Elizabeth Marvel ... Dr. Frantz
Tonye Patano ... Judge Maskin
Joanna Adler ... Sarah Gallagher (as Joanna P. Adler)
Joel de la Fuente ... TARU Tech Ruben Morales


SVU tries to make the case against a Christian zealot who is targeting prostitutes, but it hangs on the cooperation of a pregnant prostitute who is terrified of the man and has her own demons.

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Release Date:

3 March 2010 (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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Did You Know?


This is the first guest appearance of Elizabeth Marvel in the series. She would later go on to portray Defense Attorney Rita Calhoun beginning in Season 14. See more »


Gladys Dalton's ACS form lists her DOB as 12-18-2001, which would of made her only 8 years old at the time this episode takes place. Olivia said Gladys' age at the time of her first arrest in 1998 was 10, meaning she was born in 1988. It also says she aged out of the system at the age of 18 in January of 2004. She would of only been 16 in 2004. See more »


Olivia Benson: Gladys, you can't ignore the fact that you're pregnant.
Gladys Dalton: I'm not ignoring it anymore. I have an appointment at the clinic tomorrow and I'm taking my vitamins. You know, I don't think I've ever been this excited about anything.
Olivia Benson: But you understand that if you decide to keep the baby, you're going to have to make some big changes in your life.
Gladys Dalton: What are you talking about? Of course, I'm keeping my baby.
Detective Elliot Stabler: Well, if you change your mind, there are organizations that can help with adoption.
Gladys Dalton: I won't ...
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Saving the working girls
31 January 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The SVU squad has a nasty predator on its hands in this episode. They are investigating the killings of some prostitutes and have to dodge one nasty pimp to do it. They finally arrest Lee Tergeson a self styled reverend who believes he's saving the working girls from a sinful life.

One who escaped was Mischa Barton who was understandably freaked by this guy. Her testimony is needed by Stephanie March to convict Tergesen. How he did it who knows, but he has a real smarmy defense lawyer in Delaney Williams. Mischa has other concerns however, a premature baby who is in crisis in an incubator.

Mariska Hargitay bonded with this victim and that fact comes in handy. For even more than Olivia Benson realized at the time.

All around good performances from Barton as the prostitute, in the racket since she was 12 and from Tergesen as one freaky reverend.

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