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Parents' Nightmare 

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SVU helps a mother find her kidnapped son. But after they find the boy unharmed, the kidnapper has an interesting story to tell.


Jean de Segonzac


Dick Wolf (created by), Kevin Fox | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Danny Pino ... Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins (credit only)
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Peter Scanavino ... Dominick Carisi Jr.
Raúl Esparza ... Rafael Barba (credit only)
Brooke Bloom ... Dana Farhidi
Robert John Burke ... Ed Tucker
Frankie J. Alvarez ... Javier Rojas
Carmen Cabrera ... Fabiana Caldera
Steve Rosen ... Public Defender Guthrie
Kaeden Ruparel ... Owen Farhidi
Navid Negahban ... Sam Farhidi
Nancy Nagrant ... Linda
Toni D'Antonio ... Principal Jo-Ann Stanwick


Eight year old Owen Farhidi disappears from school and his mother Dana receives a ransom request. When surveillance footage shows that Owen recognized his abductor, Detective Amaro works with Dana and her ex-husband Sam to find and arrest the suspect, but tensions between the estranged couple obstructs the investigation. Meanwhile, Sgt. Benson is asked to take the Lieutenant's exam to formally take the lead over her squad.

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Release Date:

13 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Olivia Benson: [as she enters her office, she sees Tucker sitting on the couch] Tucker. To what do I owe the pleasure?
Ed Tucker: What? I can't just pop in?
Olivia Benson: No.
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Old school&airhead
13 May 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

After SVU's perennial nemesis Sergeant Tucker tells Sergeant Benson that it might be a real good idea to take the lieutenant's exam if she expects to remain in charge of SVU the squad gets a child kidnapping case to solve.

An Iranian-American business owner Navid Negahban is having some serious custodial issues with his ex-wife Brooke Bloom. He's old school and she's an airhead. Their 8 year old kid Kaeden Ruperel is more of an adult than they are.

In any event the lad is snatched by someone they know and held for ransom, a most specific ransom request as Peter Scannavino is the one who notices. The crime is traced to Carmen Cabrera and Frankie J. Alvarez, a pair that both estranged parents are acquainted with.

I won't go any farther other than to say this was not a crime carried out by criminal masterminds. You can only hope that the kid is not messed up totally beyond the point of being fixed by his parents or by going into the Social Service system which would be inevitable in any case.

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