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Revision as of 14:16, 2 September 2014

SVU, Episode 6.14
Production number: E5216
First aired: 5 February 2005
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Written By
Patrick Harbinson

Directed By
David Platt


The squad is at a loss on what to do with a violent homicide when Stabler's son points out that the event is straight out of a video game. Interviewing the game's creators leads them to a former employee, who then leads them (with a few other steps along the way) to a teenage couple who claim to be unable to distinguish fantasy from reality.


Episode summary


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Melinda Warner: I can tell you what he was doing before he jumped. See the glitter on his pants--known in the trade as "booty dust".
Odafin Tutuola: Larry had himself one last lap dance before he took the plunge.

Background information and notes

  • The video game NtenCity and its legal woes are very similar to the furor over Grand Theft Auto III. Garrett Perle mentions using a cat as a silencer. This is a reference to Postal 2, released in 2003. Also in 2003, makers of GTA III were sued after two teens claimed that they were inspired by the game to murder.
  • The act of modifying the video game NtenCity is based on Columbine killer Eric Harris adding levels to the video game Doom, called the "Harris levels".
  • The controller that is used during the PET scan is actually a Nintendo GameCube controller except the colors are slightly different.
  • Goof: Cragen turns off the TV/game after Dickie Stabler shows them the game but after Cragen talks, the camera is back on the screen which shows the lady still on the screen bleeding.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Crime Lab
One Police Plaza
Monday, January 24

152 East 99th Street
Monday, January 24

Tektop Games
143 Broadway
Tuesday, January 25

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Apartment of
Stuart Davis
132 Rivington Street
Tuesday, January 25

United States
Attorney's Office
Office of Raul Menendez
Thursday, January 27

Mercy General Hospital
Friday, January 28

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