Law and Order
Law and Order
"American Dream"
SVU, Episode 18.20
Production number: 18020
First aired: 24 May 2017
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Written By
Rick Eid & Julie Martin

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac


Part 1 of 2. A hate crime is committed against a Muslim family, resulting in the death of their daughter. Things get complicated when a crucial witness in the case is deported, forcing Barba to drop the charges against a suspect.


Main cast[]

Recurring cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Nik Sadhnani as Yusef Massad
  • Cara Ricketts as Mrs. Salerno
  • Adam Arian as Enzo Salerno
  • Nuah Ozryel as Frank Ayemen
  • Mark St. Cyr as Jamal Turner
  • Patrick Noonan as ICE Agent Tim Nunn
  • Erin Noel Grennan as ASAC Andrea Phelps
  • Nick Ritacco as ICE Agent Rob O'Leary
  • Chris Cardona as ICE Agent #1
  • Patrick Byas as ICE Agent #2
  • Swandi Wilson as ICE Agent #3
  • Steve Mones as Franco
  • Ashley Jordyn as Dr. Joshica Mars
  • Michael Viola as Uni #3
  • Mack Kuhr as Kanann Samra
  • Shari Abdul as Shala Samra



Background information and notes[]

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2284 3rd Avenue
Monday, May 1

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue
Monday, May 1

Residence of
Lela and Maya Samra
90 East 127th Street Tuesday, May 2

Apartment of
Hector Ramirez
227 West 150th Street Tuesday, May 2

County Jail
Patterson, New Jersey
Thursday, May 4

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