|←||SVU, Episode 4.20||→|
|Production number: E3123|
First aired: 4 April 2003
| Written By|
Robert F. Campbell & Jonathan Greene
Several couples are beaten, raped, and murdered. The body count rises fast so homicide Detective Duethorn teams up with SVU to catch the spree killer.
When an engagement celebration dinner ends in sexual assault and a gruesome quadruple homicide, the search is on for a violent killer looking for revenge through the domination of his victims.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
- Stephanie March as A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot (credit only)
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Jordan Gelber as CSU Technician Layton
- Erik Palladino as Detective Dave Duethorn
- Tamara Tunie as Dr. Melinda Warner
- Caren Browning as CSU Captain Judith Siper
- Welly Yang as CSU Technician Georgie
- Ian Somerhalder as Charlie Baker
- Jason Ritter as Billy Baker
- Richard Bekins as Earl Briggs
- Frank Langella as Al Baker
- Susan Elaine Knight as Neurosurgeon
- Don Sparks as Renny Nix
- Karen Trott as Brenda Nix
- Andrew McGinn as Detective Shubel
- Jen Drohan as Tara Burnett
- Freddy Bastone as Ralph Sloan
- Susie Dylan as Receptionist
- Teddy Sears as Josh Sanford
- George McDaniel as Harold Darling
- Jeff Talbott as General Manager
- Ciara Hughes as Maria Douglas
- Tyler Alexander as Paramedic
- Dave Duethorn: This city's a three-ring circus, and SVU's the freak show.
- Odafin Tutuola: And you want to be the ringmaster.
- Dave Duethorn: I want to know what makes them freaks.
- Odafin Tutuola: You had a threesome?
- Maria: Yeah, until it became a twosome... and I wasn't one of the two.
Charlie Baker: You told them where I was. You bastard! I'll kill you!
Al Baker: I should have killed you. For what you did to Billy.
Charlie: Billy hates you more than I do!!
Background information and notes
- This episode was originally scheduled to air on March 28, 2003.
- This episode opens with an advisory for adult content.
- Detective Deuthorn mentions that he's from Yonkers during a conversation. Erik Palladino was in fact born and raised in Yonkers, New York.
- Detective Deuthorn spent five years in the 48th precinct as a patrol officer prior to becoming a homicide detective.
- Jason Ritter is the son of television legend John Ritter, whose sole appearance in the Law & Order franchise was also in a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, "Monogamy."
Episode scene cards
Residence of Earl Briggs
G & C
Hava Java Cafe
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