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Melancholy Pursuit 

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Noah gives Olivia a scare. The team catches a tough case and has to backtrack DNA from a prolific philanderer. Dodds is having difficulty with the job.


Michael Pressman


Dick Wolf (created by), Warren Leight (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins (credit only)
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Peter Scanavino ... Dominick Carisi Jr.
Raúl Esparza ... Rafael Barba (credit only)
Andy Karl ... Mike Dodds
Alexandra Wentworth ... Lady in Park (as Ali Wentworth)
Angelica Page ... Mrs. Evans
Ross Gibby ... Patrick Evans
Brian Avers Brian Avers ... George Marino
Nick Cordero ... Robby Marino
Jonathan Judge-Russo ... Gary Ryan
Joanna Bonaro ... Camille Marino
Carolee Carmello ... Brendan's Birth Mother
Alice Barrett ... Stella (as Alice Barrett Mitchell)


When a young girl goes missing, they try to find her. They find her dead. They try to find out who killed her. DNA on her body is matched to a man in CODIS. The man is not the killer but the killer's brother. They ask him who his brother is but he can't tell them because he doesn't know. It seems like he was adopted and he doesn't know who his biological father is. He knows who his mother is but has never met her. They go to see her and she says the father is a man she had an affair with who was married and he has two sons so they think it could be one of them. So they go check his sons but they are not a match. They learn that the father was with many women. And they eventually find a woman who has three sons and one of them could be the one. Dodds finds working the case a little unnerving. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

11 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode is the fictionalized account of the murder of Yara Gambirasio in Italy. See more »


In the beginning, when examining the body of the young girl, the forensic mentions DNA under the fingernails AND semen on the girls thigh, this and the fact that the girls clothes had been torn. In the end, when the man guilty was interrogated, he mentions holding over her mouth and shaking her in the back of his van, causing her head to bump against the floor and her passing out. But no one mentioned the semen found on the girl. Not a goof: the officers get a confession about the death (the most important aspect). The interrogation is not necessarily over when Olivia gets up from the table. See more »


[last lines]
Olivia Benson: Paperwork can wait.
Mike Dodds: Yeah. Lily's parents... they're never gonna get over this, are they?
Olivia Benson: Losing a child? No.
Mike Dodds: You have a kid. That's gotta make this job harder.
Olivia Benson: Yeah, it does. You know, Dodds, I'm gonna tell you something that I wish somebody had told me after my first tough case. Go home. Talk to somebody you love, and don't make this job your whole life.
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DNA chase
9 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A young girl is kidnapped and later turns up dead. The DNA is the key to this investigation. Some similar DNA was in the databank that the SVU squad acccessed.

Which leads them on a merry chase through the rather insular neighborhood of City Island in the Bronx. A late resident of the place, a bus driver was quite a player fathering some kids besides the two he owed up to with marriage to their mother.

This episode belongs to Tamarie Tunie as Melinda Warner the medical examiner. She's the real hero here.

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