While investigating the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was raped, SVU uncovers a Bulgarian baby-smuggling ring, and ADA Marlowe is forced to be creative and deceptive to ensure a conviction.


David Platt


Dick Wolf (created by), Jonathan Greene

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Sharon Stone ... A.D.A. Jo Marlowe
Robert Mouzakes Robert Mouzakes ... Donavan Black
David Paymer ... Dr. Stephen Elroy
Delaney Williams ... John Buchanan
Hanna-Liina Võsa ... Sophia Zorav
Brooke Alexander Brooke Alexander ... Beth Butler
Bob Jesser ... Glenn Butler
Tonye Patano ... Judge Maskin


When a pregnant woman is raped, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler arrive at the hospital to find that she has fled. Even when someone is arrested for a similar offense, ADA Jo Marlowe says she doesn't have a case in court unless they find the victim and get a statement from her. Soon, Benson and Stabler connect the woman to an illegal adoption operation, forcing them to go undercover and expose the truth. Written by NBC Publicity

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Release Date:

5 May 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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Benson and Stabler have to convince ADA Marlowe to arrest the suspect for raping Sophia so that he doesn't get released and flee the jurisdiction and/or rape another woman but she is hesitant to do so because they don't have Sophia to make a complaint against him. Yet Munch and Fin caught the suspect forcing another pregnant woman to walk with him at knife-point, he threatened her with harm to her unborn baby if she didn't go with him. That means they can arrest him and charge him with unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a class-E felony with a maximum sentence of four years, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class-D felony with a maximum sentence of seven years. With the suspect's prior criminal record of sexual assault he would either be remanded or be given a high bail amount, and upon conviction he would get the maximum sentence giving them more than enough time to build a case against him for Sophia's rape. So the debate about not having cause to arrest him so he can't get away or harm another woman was redundant. See more »


A.D.A. Jo Marlowe: I don't know, but whatever you guys stepped in, I'm starting to smell the stink on me.
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Sharon Stone ruins every scene she is in
22 July 2010 | by queen_of_anarchySee all my reviews

The other reviewer seems to hold the opinion that Ms Stone is some sort of acting wonder. The truth is SHE IS AWFUL!!!!!!!!! Her extreme over-acting even makes Ice-T look like De Niro. Every scene she appears in she validates every other actor - I never realised that they were SO good until I saw how terrible she was. I have always admired the acting range of Chris Meloni who I have loved in Oz (& that hilarious episode of Scrubs he was in) - a very diverse actor & I remember Mariska Hargitay who shined in a brief moment in a Seinfeld episode - she acts the pants off Stone. My favourite scene in the show is where the character of Petrov asks, regarding Stone's character, "Who's this whore?" - terribly acted but great line. Either give it away Shaz or take your measured breathy tones to a soap because, frankly, you stink.

The rating of 1 is for Stone. The rest of them get 6.

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