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A rape and murder helps Benson and Stabler crack a case involving a serial rapist and killer from the 1970s. However, one copycat crime remains open when investigation reveals that the crime was committed by a woman.


Helen Shaver


Dick Wolf (created by), Neal Baer (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »


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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 (credit only)
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Jaclyn Smith ... Susan Delzio
Ann-Margret ... Rita Wills
Renée Taylor ... Maude Monaghan (as Renee Taylor)
Robert Newman ... Cal Cutler
Mark Elliot Wilson Mark Elliot Wilson ... Morris Ostobow
Tamilla Woodard Tamilla Woodard
Susan Anton ... Jenny Coswold
William Atherton ... Ned Bogden


When a reporter is found dead, the team investigates and Cragen upon seeing the body sees something that makes him think she was killed by a serial killer who was active 30 years ago. They eventually find the man and when confronted he says it's not him because one of the victims he couldn't have killed. They check it out and while he killed the others the one he claims he didn't kill was made to look like he killed her. So they re investigate and learn the woman was married to a celebrity businessman who's a womanizer. They think they should focus on him but he's dead. They talk to a patrol cop who worked the original case. And they talk to all the women the man was with and none of them stand out. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Ann-Margret. See more »


When William Atherton (Ned Bogden) tells Mariska Hargitay (Det. Olivia Benson) that she is a 'good girl', the second time, there is a close up of him rubbing her shoulder and Mariska is clearly looking down at her Williams hands and her shoulders shrug. In the next shot with no time to look back down or lower her shoulders, Mariska is looking back down at the paperwork and her shoulders are lowered. See more »


Detective Elliot Stabler: Liv, I found the sheets and they are definitely bloody... among other things.
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References Gaslight (1944) See more »

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PERFECT episode. Easily one of the best
4 November 2019 | by danieln-15525See all my reviews

That was one of the best episodes of the entire show!!! BRILLIANT script. SO many twists and clever hints during the episode. The writer is a genius!!! great acting. I had no idea some of the actors here were famous during the 1970's and I still enjoyed the episode. Just WOW.

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Release Date:

31 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedtime 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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