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"Caretaker"
SVU, Episode 20.07
Production number: 20007
First aired: 1 November 2018
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Written By
Jordan Barsky

Directed By
Jono Oliver

Summary

The Special Victims Unit investigates when a father and his two young children are stabbed to death in their home; when the motives of the culprit are uncovered, Benson finds herself having mixed feelings about the nature of the crime.

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

References

Quotes

Fin: Who the hell stabs a kid?
Officer: Top of my head? The Devil.

Lisa Abernathy: [about Anna Mill] She's what the textbooks call a family annihilator. It's typically an upper middle class male - in this case, a female who can't stand to see their family suffer.
Olivia Benson: So she kills them.
Abernathy: In her mind, it's better than the alternative. It's usually triggered by a big financial setback.
Peter Stone: Like when you're caught stealing from your clients.
Abernathy: Her life is over. She wants to spare her husband and her children the pain of going on without her.

Olivia: You killed them, didn't you, Anna? You did this.
Anna Mill: Of course I did this. I had to.
Olivia: You had to kill your children?
Anna: Don't you see? They're so much better off now.

Stone: Well, it's a start. Anna knew what she was gonna do the night before she did it.
Olivia: Look, we're splitting legal hairs here. Insane, not insane. She kissed the nanny. She said "goodbye." She planned on killing her family.
Stone: And she deserves to be punished.
Olivia: Exactly. So what kind of legal system do we have if a woman like Anna Mill could end up in a hospital and not in prison?

Peter: The jury couldn't accept that a sane woman would kill her children.
Olivia: Who could?
Peter: I meant legally sane.
Olivia: I know what you meant.

Background Information and Notes

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Law Firm of
Schwartz, Medley & Clarke
36 Madison Avenue
Thursday, October 25

Apartment of
Delores Alverez
1899 Colden Avenue
Bronx, New York
Thursday, October 25

Apartment of
Emilio Alverez
1874 Haight Avenue
Bronx, New York
Thursday, October 25

4 5 6

Residence of
Anna & Julian Mill
199 West 82nd Street
Friday, October 26

Apartment of
Thomas Bernstein
64 Suffolk Street
Friday, October 26

Law Firm of
Schwartz, Medley & Clarke
36 Madison Avenue
Saturday, October 27

7 8 9

Rikers Island
Monday, October 29

Apartment of
Dolores Alverez
1899 Colden Avenue
Monday, October 29

Supreme Court
Part 49
Tuesday, October 30

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Supreme Court
Part 49
Wednesday, October 31


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