|←||SVU, Episode 1.13||→|
|Production number: E0910|
First aired: 4 February 2000
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After a judge is found murdered in his car, the detectives begin looking into his background and learn that he often delivered special verdicts for women in return for sexual favors and was also behind the funding of a local governor's bid for re-election. The team soon turns their eye to a battered wife with a secret.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Dean Winters as Detective Brian Cassidy
- Michelle Hurd as Detective Monique Jeffries
- Leslie Hendrix as M.E. Elizabeth Rodgers
- Chris Orbach as Detective Ken Briscoe
- Frank Deal as A.D.A. Don Newvine
- Kathryn Meisle as Gina Silver
- Jack Gwaltney as Roger Silver
- Bill Marcus as State Attorney General Marcus
- Kelly DeMartino as Junkie
- Linda Halaska as Judge Varella's Secretary
- Angie Everhart as Emily Waterbury
- Brenda Pressley as Carole Pinto
- Lanette Ware as Sheena Reid
- David Mucci as Sergeant
- Judy Frank as Minnie
- Echo Allen as LaVonne
- Ken Garito as Uniform #1
- Otto Sanchez as Delfino Melendez
- Pammy Martin as Jillian Silver
- Charles Tuthill as Peter Tyler
- Columbine High School massacre
- Warren Varella (victim)
- 33rd Precinct
- Houston Street Women's Shelter
- George Pataki
- Tyrell Reid
- Hillary Clinton
- Tammy Wynette
|“||I want you to seal this crime scene tighter than an accountant's ass.||”|
- Brian Cassidy: Paying for sex is just so pathetic.
- John Munch: One way or another, you pay, my friend.
- Monique Jeffries: Wow. $4.7 million in one year.
- Brian Cassidy: That's pretty good for a fledgling charity.
- Olivia Benson: "Fledgling." I'm impressed.
- Brian Cassidy: Oh yeah, that's right, I'm a real dope, aren't I? You know what I did last night? I looked it up and I memorized it just so I could impress you.
- Sheena Reid: Tyrell's got three kids to support. I go there to remind him.
- Olivia Benson: Then how'd you make a new one with no conjugal visits?
- Sheena Reid: Immaculate Conception.
|“||Hello and welcome to Parole Phone. If you're paying with sex, press 1. If you want to make a donation to a phony charity, press 2.||”|
- Elliot Stabler: He was a jerk. He used you and then he was going to dump you. But why go to those lengths to get back an abusive husband? We don't get that.
- Gina Silver: Oh my god. I didn't have sex with the judge to get my husband out. I did it to keep him in.
|“||A dirty judge. Using sex to influence the justice system? You gotta hate that. Plus, the hypocrisy. All that women's issues' stuff while using and abusing. You know, if I could, I would exhume the body and kick his ass...but it's all moot now.||”|
–Donald Cragen about the murder victim
- Olivia Benson: And the ballpeen hammer? Don't tell me. You were cleaning it, and it just went off.
- Roger Silver: Pretty and smart. Nice combination. You married, Detective?
- Elliot Stabler: Why don't you play The Dating Game with someone who shares your clinical diagnosis.
- Donald Cragen: Here you go, Marcus. Happy New Year.
- Marcus: What the hell is this?
- Donald Cragen: 42 cases that are now your problem.
- Donald Cragen: There's an opening in Narcotics. The Captain's a friend of mine. You could do a lot of good over there, you know. It wouldn't...
- Brian Cassidy: Wouldn't what?
- Donald Cragen: Well, it wouldn't be like this, Brian.
- Brian Cassidy: Okay. I'm outta here.
- John Munch: For good, you mean? Well, maybe you should. You know, you're a sweet guy, Bri. Stuff around here's too weird for you.
- Brian Cassidy: Yeah, Captain said I could go over to Narcotics, you know, play cowboy, beat up on some people.
- John Munch: That's not a bad idea. Seriously. I saw the way you were with that junkie. You got to of her where most guys can't.
- Brian Cassidy: I don't know. It's like... sex crimes? Come on. I still feel embarrassed buying rubbers at the drugstore.
Background information and notes
- This is Dean Winters' last appearance as Detective Brian Cassidy until 12 years later in Rhodium Nights. Winters would also go on to appear elsewhere in the Law & Order franchise with a guest appearance in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent season seven episode "Purgatory".
- This is the first time that Detective Olivia Benson was forced to shoot a suspect. In this case it was Roger Silver.
Episode scene cards
Office of Carole Pinto
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