|←||SVU, Episode 12.23||→|
|Production number: 12023|
First aired: 11 May 2011
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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.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Sergeant John Munch
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang (credit only)
- Tamara Tunie as M.E. Melinda Warner (credit only)
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Francie Swift as A.D.A. Sherri West
- Robert John Burke as I.A.B. Lieutenant Ed Tucker
- Ned Eisenberg as Defense Attorney Roger Kressler
- Isabel Gillies as Kathy Stabler
- Harvey Atkin as Judge Alan Ridenour
- Caren Browning as C.S.U. Captain Judith Siper
- Roy Milton Davis as Charlie
- Eric Schneider as Officer Eddie Nelson
- Tim Miller as Court Clerk
- Sterling Beaumon as Hunter Mazelon
- Sean Patrick Folster as M.E. Birch
- Larry Joshua as Probation Officer Zwicki
- Lynda Gravatt as Judge Jane Emery
- Rita Wilson as Bree Mazelon
- Marina Squerciati as Annie Meyers
- Nicolas Read as David
- Luke Marcus Rosen as Jake Cartelinni
- Brian J. Carter as Larry
- Buzz Roddy as Uniform Officer Mikasen
- 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
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