|←||SVU, Episode 6.08||→|
|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
- Mike Doyle as Forensics Technician Ryan O'Halloran
- Joel de la Fuente as TARU Technician Ruben Morales
- Tom O'Rourke as Judge Mark Seligman
- Tamara Tunie as Dr. Melinda Warner
- Barry Bostwick as Attorney Oliver Gates
- Adam Kulbersh as TARU Tech Ben Suarato
- J. Paul Nicholas as Attorney Linden Delroy
- Jeffrey Scaperrotta as Dickie Stabler
- Seth Gabel as Garrett Perle
- Trisha LaFache as Louise Karnaki
- Matthew Faber as Stuart Davis
- Geoffrey Arend as Game Designer
- Robert Montano as U.S. Attorney Raul Menedez
- Jojo Gonzalez as Eddie Shah
- Joseph Kamal as Tony Nasreddin
- Lenore Pemberton as Lt. Katie Moore
- John Braden as Mr. Lane
- Asa Somers as Craig Vattic
- Johnnie Mae as Latifah
- Kapil Bawa as Hanif Prasad
- Raushanah Simmons as Belinda
- Kim Taggart as Inez
- Mam Smith as Melody Quinn
- Greg Sims as Uniform Officer
- D. Michael Berkowitz as Jury Foreman
- Ray Sullivan as Larry Tauber (uncredited)
- Columbine High School Massacre
- NtenCity video game
- 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
152 East 99th Street
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