Law and Order
Law and Order
SVU, Episode 2.07
Production number: E1404
First aired: 1 December 2000
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Written By
Judith McCreary

Directed By
David Platt

The truth behind the alleged rape of a woman by her husband comes to light when a history of domestic abuse is uncovered.


Munch gets involved in the case of Patricia Andrews, who claims that her husband, Sergeant Lloyd Andrews of the Homicide unit, raped her. It soon discovered that there was history of domestic violence between the Andrews, but that Patricia is more abusive, including throwing heavy objects at Lloyd. Meanwhile, Jeffries decides to leave the SVU squad for good.


Episode summary


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"Perhaps you'd be more comfortable with a female detective."
"I'd be happy to talk to anyone with a brain."
"There are five stages of grief. Try not to go through them all at once."

- John Munch and Patricia Andrews

"All you've proven here today is that women are still chattel."
"Only if they want to be."

- John Munch and Alexandra Cabot

"Even a married woman has the right to say no."

- Olivia Benson

"'Hell of a railroad job on what he said in the heat of the moment. Got me thinking about the fights with my wife, what people might say. Sometimes I want to kill her."
"If she dies, then you've got a problem."

- Sam Tiffany and Alexandra Cabot

Background information and notes

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Special Victims Unit
Squad Room
Monday, September 25

Home of Cyrus Parker
211 East 24th Street
Monday, September 25

One Police Plaza
Wednesday, September 27

Manhattan South
Homicide Task Force
4th Precinct
Thursday, September 28

Arraignment Court
Trial Part 26
Friday, September 29

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