|←||SVU, Episode 6.14||→|
|Production number: E5216|
First aired: 5 February 2005
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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.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
- Diane Neal as A.D.A. Casey Novak
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Tamara Tunie as Dr. Melinda Warner
- Seth Gabel as Garrett Perle
- Trisha LaFache as Louise Karnaki
- Mike Doyle as Forensics Technician Ryan O'Halloran
- Matthew Faber as Stuart Davis
- Robert Montano as U.S. Attorney Raul Menedez
- Joel de la Fuente as TARU Technician Ruben Morales
- Tom O'Rourke as Judge Mark Seligman
- Barry Bostwick as Oliver Gates
- Jojo Gonzalez as Eddie Shah
- Joseph Kamal as Tony Nasreddin
- Mam Smith as Melody Quinn
- Lenore Pemberton as Lt. Katie Moore
- Ray Sullivan as Larry Tauber
- Adam Kulbersh as Ben Suarato
- J. Paul Nicholas as Attorney Linden Delroy
- Jeffrey Scaperrotta as Dickie Stabler
- John Braden as Mr. Lane
- Asa Somers as Craig Vattic
- Geoffrey Arend as Game Designer
- Johnnie Mae as Latifah
- Kapil Bawa as Hanif
- Kim Taggart as Inez
- Greg Sims as Uniform Officer
- D. Michael Berkowitz as Jury Foreman
- 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 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.
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