The detectives deal with a 10-year-old boy who is displaying extreme psychopathic behavior.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Olivia Benson
... Nick Amaro
... Amanda Rollins
... John Munch (credit only)
... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
... Donald Cragen
... Viola Mesner
... Tom Mesner
... Henry Mesner
... Irina Janovic
... Cynthia Mancheno
... A.D.A. Pippa Cox
Adam Dannheisser ... Adam Burke
... Dr. George Huang
... Ruby Mesner


The detectives deal with a 10-year-old boy who is displaying extreme psychopathic behavior.

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3 April 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Ruby refers to her brother Henry as "The Monster", which is a reference to the episode of The Twilight Zone: It's a Good Life (1961) in which Anthony Fremont (Bill Mumy) as "The Monster." See more »


36 minutes into the show (including commercials), Ruby wakes up in the middle of the night and comes downstairs to find Detective Amanda Rawlings in the kitchen. As Ruby goes back upstairs to bed, Amanda calls up "nice to meet you Ruby." However, the two already met in a previous scene when Amanda took Ruby to find a puzzle after questioning her. See more »


Henry Mesner: Irina made her mad face and pushed Ruby down the stairs.
Detective Nick Amaro: And you're sure that's what you saw, Henry? Maybe it was an accident.
Henry Mesner: No, it wasn't. Irina told Ruby to shut up and then she pushed her. Saying "shut up" is not nice.
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Remake of The Twilight Zone: It's a Good Life (1961) See more »

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Another Bad Seed
28 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

The SVU calls in an old regular BD Wong who is visiting from Oklahoma where the FBI has assigned him. The squad will have need of Wong's services as they have themselves another bad seed.

I'm not sure what else to describe young Ethan Cutkosky except that Patty McCormack is his cinematic grandmother. This kid is a serial killer in the making, no empathy, no remorse, no regrets. As he says he's just wired wrong the way Patty McCormack was in The Bad Seed. Cutkosky makes his little sister Brooke Liddell's life a living hell and his parents, Alex Manette and Hope Davis are in different stages of denial.

But young Cutkosky gives a real chilling performance of a sociopathic kid. It's the highlight of this episode.

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