SVU, Episode 4.07
Production number: E3114
First aired: 8 November 2002
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Benson Fin Dolls
Written By
Amanda Green

Directed By
Darnell Martin

The gruesome discovery of a 5-year-old girl's body puts Detective Benson and Stabler on a desperate hunt for a serial kidnapper, whose latest victim's life hangs in the balance.


When the decomposing body of a five-year-old girl is discovered, Detectives Benson and Stabler's investigation leads them to the painful reality that they are searching for a serial predator as they race to save the life of his latest victim. As the mother of the missing girl frantically awaits news of her daughter's whereabouts, she must reconcile the fact that her own recent bout with addiction may have played a part in her daughter's fate. In the end, a troubled abused man was the person who kidnapped the girls. After he's caught, the mother of the missing girl speaks to the man and tells him of how she left so she could become a better mother to her daughter. She is able to convince the man of her sincerity and he tells her where to find her daughter. Fin locates and rescues the girl and reunites her with her mother.


Episode summary


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  • Stabler: Lover's quarrel?
  • Fin: It's gonna be a domestic disturbance if Munch don't get outta my face.

  • Ronnie: What's your problem?
  • Fin: Your daughter's dead, and there's not one cell in your junkie body that gives a damn.

  • Fin: (when they're getting nowhere) Why don't you go take a walk and let me and Terry get better acquainted?

Background information and notes

  • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Rilya Wilson and "Precious Doe" cases. Rilya was a five-year-old who died because she "fell through the cracks" of the DSS system in FL. "Precious Doe" was a pseudonym assigned to an unidentified female corpse (presumed to be 3 to 4 years of age) discovered on April 28, 2001, in Kansas City, Missouri, and identified four years later, after heavy media attention, as Erica Maria Michelle Green. Her mother and step-father were charged with her murder.
  • This is the only episode (so far) where, as part of an undercover operation, Stabler is seen dressed in a police uniform.

Episode scene cards

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Anthropology Lab
Monday, November 4

Baptist Church
1271 Amsterdam Avenue
Monday, November 4

Administration for
Children's Services
Tuesday, November 5

4 5 6

Hotel Alexander
324 West 98th Street
Tuesday, November 5

Residence of
Eleanor Marshall
246 West 107th Street
Tuesday, November 5

Narcotics Anonymous
St. Virgil's Church
Tuesday, November 5

7 8 9

Helping Hearts
Women's Shelter
49 Convent Avenue
Tuesday, November 5

Eighth Avenue
Community Center
Wednesday, November 6

Flecker's Toy Shop
542 Columbus Avenue
Wednesday, November 6

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