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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.


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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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Release Date:

25 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Pop star Taylor Swift is such a fan of the show that she named her pet cat 'Olivia Benson' in tribute to the lead character. See more »


When Lewis asks Louisa in Spanish how old she is, he uses the phrase "¿Cuántos años?" (literally "How many years?")however the formal phrase used in Spanish to ask "How old are you?" is "¿Cuántos años tienes?" (literally "How many years do you have?") See more »


Olivia Benson: [to Lewis] My partner, my squad, the entire department will hunt you down. You think that you've put people through hell. It will rain back down on you.
William Lewis: You know what? Let it rain.
[knocks Olivia out]
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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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Olivia's Ordeal
1 January 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This SVU episode is one that will truly convince you that some people are just pure evil, a concept that many find difficult to grasp. After his lawyer Lauren Ambrose gets him free creating reasonable doubt in the jury's mind, serial rapist Pablo Schreiber decides to celebrate by kidnapping and torturing Mariska Hargitay.

I suppose to be defense attorney one must believe that all are redeemable in some manner. I would suggest that Lauren Ambrose has probably changed her mind after this episode Schreiber doesn't leave her out of his sick twisted little mind.

This story is dominated by the attacker and his victim, Pablo Schereiber and Mariska Hargitay. Schreiber is terrifyingly good and Hargitay does some of her best work since SVU began.

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