SVU, Episode 1.13
Production number: E0910
First aired: 4 February 2000
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Written By
Janet Tamaro

Directed By
David Platt

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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.

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I want you to seal this crime scene tighter than an accountant's ass.

–John Munch

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.

–John Munch

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.

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1 2 3

Chambers of
Judge Warren Varella
Wednesday, January 10

City Hall
Thursday, January 11

Office of Carole Pinto
New York State
Parole Board
Thursday, January 11

4 5 6

Apartment of
Gina Silver
263 West 75th Street
Friday, January 12

Correctional Facility
Hudson, New York
Friday, January 12

Office of
State Attorney General
Conference Room
Friday, January 12

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