Law and Order
Law and Order
SVU, Episode 20.21
Production number: 20021
First aired: 25 April 2019
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Written By
Michael S. Chernuchin & Jordan Barsky

Directed By
Michael Pressman


Benson helps a teenage exchange student after she is assaulted by a cab driver.




Main cast[]

Recurring cast[]

Guest cast[]

  • Anna Van Patten as Emilia Barassi
  • Alexandra Milak as Martha Kershan
  • Isabella Pisacane as Lara Barassi
  • Darren Goldstein as Richard Matthews
  • Erin Dilly as Mary Matthews
  • Terron Jones as Oscar Groves
  • James Cribbins as Tommy Burke
  • Natasha Lopez as Gabriela Montes
  • Satomi Hoffman as Dr. Nancy Mayers
  • Laura Lamberti as Allesandra Barassi
  • Laura Guzman as Helen
  • Christopher Flaim as Bill
  • Irene Rivera as Alice


Olivia: So, Emilia, I was hoping that you might be able to remember some more details about the man who attacked you.
Emilia Barassi: I'm sorry.
Olivia: That's okay. Can you tell us where you were before you got into the cab?
Emilia: I was at my friend's house. Tommy Burke. But he didn't do anything.
Olivia: Okay. Because if I know where the cab picked you up, then that would help us find him. How about your clothes? You have any idea what happened to them?
Emilia: I left them at Tommy's, but it's not what you were thinking. We were just playing a kind of poker where you...
Olivia: Where if you lose, you lose your clothes. Gotcha. I was a teenager once.

Carisi: Listen, let me talk to these girls. I want to brush up on my Italian.
Rollins: Well, you can brush up on your English while you're at it. Both the girls went to an American school over there. They sound like they grew up in Westport.
Carisi: You're kidding me.
Rollins: No, I'm telling you, I have more of an accent than they do.

Oscar Grove: [about Emilia] That girl was flashing her tig old biddies, man. What she expect?
Carisi: Is that a confession? 'Cause it sure sounds like one to me.
Fin: Let's go tell it to the D.A.

Richard Matthews: What I did with my girls wasn't dirty, Detective. It was beautiful.
Fin: What about your wife?
Richard: She had her day.

Olivia: Emilia, do you really remember being molested by your father? [Emilia shakes her head] I didn't think so. Emilia, who told you that? Who put that idea in your head?
Emilia: Lara. She said he did it to her, too. I didn't believe her.
Olivia: Did Richard tell you that, as well?
Emilia: I didn't believe him, but he proved it.
Olivia: He proved it? How? How could he prove it?
Emilia: I don't want to talk about it.
Olivia: Emilia, this is very important. How could he prove it?
Emilia: With his fingers.
Olivia: Oh, sweetheart.
Emilia: He put them inside me and he said...
Olivia: And what did he say?
Emilia: He said he loved me.
Olivia: Emilia, that's not love, honey. He hurt you. He brainwashed you. It's called grooming.
Emilia: Why would he do that?
Olivia: Because he wanted you to do what he wanted.



Background Information and Notes[]

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