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A potential witness in a rape case is reluctant to testify because she is an illegal immigrant who both witnessed and was the victim of unspeakable war crimes against women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


David Platt


Dick Wolf (created by), Dawn DeNoon | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Diora Baird ... Lainie McCallum
Eric Lange ... Bryce Kelton
Lindsay Crouse ... Judge Andrews
Ned Eisenberg ... Roger Kressler
Sean Cullen ... Brett Trask
Anne James Anne James ... Dr. Jane Larom
Saidah Arrika Ekulona ... Nardalee Ulah


A girl who appears to have been assaulted is brought to the hospital. When she wakes up she denies that anything happened to her but the doctors already examined her and confirm she was sexually assaulted. Benson and Stabler try to convince her to come forward but she's reluctant to. They eventually catch the one who attacked her and his lawyer mounts a defense on the fact that she's extremely promiscuous. And when she collapses just as she's about to testify, she's brought to the hospital and the doctors says she doesn't have much time. She dies so there's no one to testify against the one who assaulted her. But they know of a witness so they to try to find the witness and learn that she's an African woman. She's reluctant to testify because woman in her country are mistreated. They try to convince her to. The defendant's lawyer reports her to the INS and she faces deportation. So they try to find a way to keep her in the country. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

17 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This is one of several appearances by Saidah Arrika Ekulona playing different characters, here playing Nardalee Ulah. She first appeared in Season 1 Episode 3 and has reappeared in Season 2 Episode 12 as well. See more »


Odafin Tutuola: Usually, when someone inserts a fictional black person into their story, they make them the bad guy.
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