Law and Order
"Alta Kockers"
SVU, Episode 20.10
Production number: 20010
First aired: 29 November 2018
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Written By
Michael S. Chernuchin

Directed By
Alex Chapple


The murder of an elusive, shy teenage author living a double life leads Benson and the rest of the Special Victims Unit on an investigation that uncovers a situation beyond their wildest imaginations.




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Benjamin Edelman: And this Bobbi boy...
Fin: He dressed as a girl.
Benjamin: Ah, a fegulah.
Fin: Uh, yeah, but I don't think it's okay to say that word anymore.
Benjamin: Why not?
Fin: Because it hurts people.
Benjamin: It's just a word.
Fin: Yeah, but words can hurt more than a gun.

Will Glover: What happens now?
Rollins: Well, you deny that you killed Bobbi O'Rourke, and I get angry, maybe a little loud. I threaten you, but then Lieutenant Benson convinces you that a confession is just in the best interest for everybody.

Olivia: [about Benjamin and Joseph] Look, they are sympathetic defendants.
Stone: Until the jury hears that they kept Mom's body on ice in the basement.

Background Information and Notes

  • The episode title "Alta Kockers" is a spelling variation of the Yiddish phrase "alte kakkers", meaning "old men".
  • Another episode that deals with a writer of a book about their sexual abuse who turns out to not have been the true author is the Law & Order episode "Sweetie".
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