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"Blackout"
SVU, Episode 20.18
Production number: 20018
First aired: 21 March 2019
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Written By
Peter Blauner

Directed By
Christopher Misiano

Summary

When defense attorney Nikki Staines is raped after a police charity event, Benson reluctantly looks to her own for a suspect.

Plot

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Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

References

references

Quotes

Olivia: Miller deliberately misled me. He manipulated a judge and he intimidated our victim.
Dodds: Olivia, I'm not saying you're wrong.
Olivia: Then what are you saying? Hm?
Dodds: That if we strike at the king and miss, it will be both our heads on the chopping block.
Olivia: So let's make sure we don't miss.

Rollins [to Nikki Staines]: Hey, what happened to you?
Nikki Staines: I can't remember. I must have been drugged.
Rollins: Okay, okay. We're gonna take care of you.
Fin: You know who did this to you?
Nikki: No. All I know is that I need a goddamn rape kit.

Nikki Staines: I have been personally threatened by cops dozens of times and now I have been assaulted after a police party, so why aren't you questioning them? You should be looking at your own.

Rob Miller: Let me tell you something. You're either a wolf in this life or a lamb. My father was a lamb. He had a shop and every week, the wolves in my neighborhood would come and pick the shelves clean, and when there was nothing left to steal, they took my sister in a back room and my father did nothing. You know what I learned? I'd rather run with the wolves.

Nikki: All the cases that I've done. And all the... all the victims that I've put on the stand. The way that I have have torn them apart.
Olivia: You were just doing your job.
Nikki: I know. I know what I did to them now. And I don't know if I will ever be the same again. And I... I don't even know if I'll be able to do my job again.
Olivia: You will because you have to, and because, Nikki, because you're damn good at it.

Background Information and Notes


Previous episode:
"Missing"
"Blackout"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season 20
Next episode:
"Dearly Beloved"
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