"Forty-One Witnesses"
SVU, Episode 17.13
Production number: 17013
First aired: 3 February 2016
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Written By
Robert Brooks Cohen

Directed By
Michael Pressman


A woman is followed home and raped outside her building, where several neighbors witness the crime but fail to call for help.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast



Rollins: We've got head wounds, signs of sexual assault.
Benson: Welcome back, right.

Dodds: The vic is Libby Parker, apartment B11. Super found her in the courtyard, 7:00 a.m.
Benson: Anyone get eyes on the perp?
Tutuola: No video. No one's come forward.
Benson: Guys, there's a hundred windows up there. Somebody saw something.

Dodds: So at least ten residents saw or heard an assault.
Tutuola: Everybody thought someone else was calling the cops.
Carisi: Police could've been here in two minutes. Now this woman might die.
Dodds: All right, Carisi, let's take it easy with the witnesses. We want them to cooperate.

You know what? Say what you want about Staten Island, but at least they have people who look out for each other.


Yeah, the last thing we wanna do is rely on our "See No Evil" witnesses.


I don't get this. All you have to do is call 911.


Barba: When you prepped him, did you tell him what time to show up, since he's an hour late?
Carisi: He'll show.
Barba: If you say so. If not, I'll just vamp.

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

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Apartment of
Libby Parker
688 East 9th Street
Thursday, January 28

The Bean
54 2nd Avenue
Thursday, January 28

Westway Youth Center
445 West 25th Street
Friday, January 29

4 5 6

Atlantic Avenue and
Fourth Avenue
Saturday, January 30

588 Degraw Street
Friday, January 29

Mercy Hospital
365 West 32nd Street
Saturday, January 30

7 8 9

Apartment of
Maria Ortiz
595 West 162nd Street
Saturday, January 30

60 Centre Street
Monday, February 1

Part 8
Tuesday, February 2

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