Law and Order
"Brief Interlude"
SVU, Episode 14.23
Production number: 14023
First aired (US): 15 May 2013
First aired (UK): 4 June 2013
First aired (CAN): 15 May 2013
First aired (AUS): 20 June 2013
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Teleplay By
Peter Blauner & Kevin Fox

Story By
Peter Blauner & Kevin Fox & Pedro Garcia

Directed By
Kevin Bray

The SVU Detectives reach a series of dead end leads when an unidentified woman is found unconscious in the river.


Detectives Benson and Amaro are called to the scene when an unconscious woman with signs of physical trauma is found in a river near the Mayor's home. With the victim in a coma, the squad races to identify and account for her prior whereabouts. They uncover a wild side to an otherwise normal wife and mother, and the investigation reaches an unsettling conclusion.


Episode plot


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Richard Thomas as Nat Randolph
  • Kerry Butler as Ariel Randolph
  • Russell Saylor as Charley Landry
  • Nick Mills as Phil DeSapio
  • Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Wayne Randolph
  • Rhys Coiro as Santiago Morales
  • Christopher Sears as Todd Harper
  • Waymon Arnette as Jasper Barron
  • Danielle Lieberman as Maureen Walsh
  • Rayjit Chowohry as Hotel Manager
  • Julian Rozzell as Jerry
  • Tracy Westmoreland as Slick
  • Jesse Coleman as Grant Randolph


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Background information and Notes

Episode background info.

Episode scene cards

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Bellevue Hospital
Intensive Care Unit
Wednesday, April 24

Times Square Motor Lodge
338 West 40th Street
Wednesday, April 24

Residence of
Phil DeSapio
275 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, April 25

P.S. 27
108 West 77th Street
Thursday, April 25

Loft of
Santiago Morales
44 Vernon Boulevard
Queens, NY
Thursday, April 25

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