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|Production number: 16002|
First aired: 28 September 2005
| Written By|
Jean de Segonzac
When a business card belonging to Detective Olivia Benson is found on the body of a homicide victim who's never identified as either the victim or perpetrator of a sex crime, the Special Victims Unit is brought in to help investigate, and it is soon discovered that the killers were a mother-daughter team of con artists who had previously eluded Benson.
- Dennis Farina as Detective Joe Fontana
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Sam Waterston as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy
- Annie Parisse as A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia
- Fred Dalton Thompson as D.A. Arthur Branch
- Ben Shenkman as Defense Attorney Nick Margolis
- Leslie Hendrix as M.E. Elizabeth Rodgers
- Ami Brabson as Judge Madeline Drake
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Estella Warren as April Troost
- Daniel Eric Gold as David Glass
- Paul Hecht as Lorraine's Ex-Husband
- Lynda Carter as Lorraine Dillon
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- Chandler Parker as Eduardo Ramirez
- Milena Govich as Geneva
- Ean Sheehy as Arliss Driver
- Margot Steinberg as Radha Graves
- Tia Dionne Hodge as Amy
- Michelle Kittrell as Janet Orloff
- Peter Ganim as Tariq Farhat
- Dane Knell as Jim Bellows
- Eva Kaminsky as Flax
- Chazz Menendez as Agapitto
- Elliot Santiago as Jose
- Chris Fischer as Officer Cassidy
- Melanie Bean as Foreperson
- James Ecklund as Patrick Sullivan (uncredited)
- Jonathon Gentry as Manager (uncredited)
- Sonny Vellozzi as Lawyer (uncredited)
- Alexandra Borgia: You're on a medication cocktail?
- Arliss Driver: Eight pills a day. I shared a needle with a friend. Now he's dead, and my white-cell count is in the basement. My life went from April to crap.
- Jack McCoy (to Lorraine Dillon after April's performance on the stand): Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice ... no deal.
- April Troost [to Olivia]: I don't know...I can be pretty convincing.
- Olivia Benson: I was hoping you'd say that. (Door opens and Lorraine comes in.)
- Lorraine Dillon: I told them about how you confessed to me about killing the baby, April.
- April Troost: No.
- Lorraine Dillon: How you called me up that night so worried and guilty and needing me.
- April Troost: What'd you get for telling them?
- Lorraine Dillon: 20 years.
Background information and notes
- This episode is the conclusion of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, "Design", which aired September 27, 2005. In the episode, April Troost and Lorraine Dillon were running a scam involving stolen sperm.
- Milena Govich would later return to the series as Det. Nina Cassady.
- Fontana says 'begs the question', by which he means 'raises the question'. This is an incorrect (if increasingly common) use of the expression. To 'beg the question' refers to a circular argument in logic, specifically, an argument where one of the premises presupposes the accuracy of the conclusion.
- Considering Benson had no history with Patrick Sullivan, they never do a good job of explaining why his last action was calling her.
- Goof: It is very clear that David Glass is not "hanging" by the way the rope is draped down on his neck.
Episode scene cards
Walnut Ridge Nursing Home
Office of D. Glass
Apartment of Lorraine
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