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Surrender Benson 

Serial rapist and killer William Lewis abducts Olivia in her home, tortures her, and hides her away in a Long Island beach home.


Michael Smith


Dick Wolf (created by), Warren Leight | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Danny Pino ... Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Raúl Esparza ... Rafael Barba (credit only)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Pablo Schreiber ... William Lewis
Dean Winters ... Brian Cassidy
Susan Pellegrino ... Mrs. Mayer
Sue-Anne Morrow ... Detective
Robin de Jesus ... Jose Silva
Kecia Lewis ... Judge
Bill Irwin ... Dr. Peter Lindstrom
Lauren Ambrose ... Vanessa Mayer


Serial rapist and killer William Lewis abducts Olivia in her home, tortures her, and hides her away in a Long Island beach home.

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Pablo Schreiber is cast as William Lewis. Schreiber also plays "Mendez" is Orange is the New Black. He also previously guest starred in an earlier season of Law and Order: SVU. See more »


(at around 29 mins) Right before Detective Benson frees herself from the iron-frame bed with one of the poles, Lewis already has blood on his face and t-shirt while he is unzipping his pants before she is free from restraint and has an opportunity to subdue him. See more »


William Lewis: [to Olivia] My daddy, well, he used to leave me at my babysitter's. He used to put me in front of the TV to watch cartoons and he'd take her in the back and do her on the water bed. One day, he got wasted. He passed out, right? She comes out of the room. She asks me if I want to play. She puts me in her mouth. God, it felt good. Then my daddy came out. He slaps her in the face. She's bleeding from the nose and the mouth. Then he grabs her, pulls her pants down and does her on the floor, hard ...
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Ain't We Got Fun?
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan and Gus Kahn
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bad actor, terrible story for a L&O show
28 January 2014 | by martinmontano50See all my reviews

is this show turning into a soup opera? can there be a worst actor? he can only smile, laugh, smile... i hope next season goes back to the episode story itself, the police investigating, and the DA. trying to send to jail the offender, with a little bit of information about the main characters, but instead, now it is about each character personal life and drama, and they seem to hire actors with no performance abilities. and they seem to be running out of stories, again Olivia attacked, again almost rapped, again traumatized, again the offender almost getting out of it on trial (another wasted episode), so this never ends (at least they should had hire a better actor. This is the last L&O show on US TV, it is very important for us fans they can keep on the air. I love the show, i know they can do really better.

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Release Date:

25 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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