Law and Order
Law and Order
SVU, Episode 12.23
Production number: 12023
First aired: 11 May 2011
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Written By
Dawn DeNoon

Directed By
Holly Dale

A mother is quick to defend her 14-year-old son who is found naked and asleep in a young woman's bed. However, Detectives Benson and Stabler try to figure out what truly happened.


A naked teenage boy found asleep in a woman's bed puts Detectives Benson and Stabler on the hunt for what turns out to be a possessive mother who has a "reasonable" excuse for his every misbehavior. As they attempt to ferret the truth out of the manipulative teenager, a bigger truth may await them.


Episode plot


Main cast[]

Recurring cast[]

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  • Stabler: You're staying in here till your mom shows up.
    Hunter: Screw you! I'm claustrophobic.
    Stabler: Then why were you hiding in a woman's closet?

Background information and notes[]

  • This would be the last episode to have the original cast consisting of Detectives Stabler, Benson, Sergeant Munch, and Captain Cragen.
  • This is also the last episode to feature Kathy Stabler and any members of the Stabler family until the episode Return Of The Prodigal Son.

Episode scene cards[]

1 2 3

Cartelinni Residence
137 West 20th Street
Saturday, April 30

Arraignment Court
Part 74
Sunday, May 1

Internal Affairs Bureau
52 Centre Street
Monday, May 2

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Part 65
Tuesday, May 3

Office of
The Medical Examiner
Wednesday, May 4

Apartment of
Ellen Huffner
385 East 21st Street
Friday, May 6

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