|←||SVU, Episode 6.23||→|
|Production number: E5225|
First aired: 24 May 2005
| Written By|
Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas
When two police officers in separate precincts attack their wives and demonstrate suicidal behavior, Benson and Stabler suspect a malaria drug both men received while serving in a reserve unit in Afghanistan.
- 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
- Joel de la Fuente as T.A.R.U. Technician Ruben Morales
- Tamara Tunie as M.E. Melinda Warner
- Fred Dalton Thompson as D.A. Arthur Branch
- John Dossett as Captain/Doctor Paul Trainer
- R.E. Rodgers as Officer Tommy Callahan
- Jon Bernthal as Sherman Hempell
- Julian Gamble as Colonel Gage
- Stuart Burney as Koehler
- Brian Hutchinson as Officer Wes Myers
- William Ullrich as Anthony Myers
- Gina Tognoni as Officer Kristen Vaill
- Reginald James as Officer Galetta
- Amy Landecker as Jamie Callahan
- Ronni Lieberman as Captain Barbara Pierce
- Tobias Truvillion as Military Police Officer
- Alisha McKinney as Joanna
- Zainab Jah as Homeless Person
- Agent Orange
- Operation Desert Storm
- Gulf War syndrome
- Internal Affairs Bureau
- Kendra Myers (victim)
- New Jersey
- New York Sentinel
- Donald Rumsfeld
- United States Army Reserve
- United States Department of Defense
- United States Marine Corps
- Vietnam War
- Washington, D.C.
- Benson: Are you sleeping with him?
- Vaill: Let me be very clear, Detective Benson. I'd be more inclined to have an affair with you.
- Benson: Got it.
- Tutuola: Callahan's either a great guy or an unpredictable bastard, depending on who you talk to.
- Benson: That's helpful.
- Tutuola: It's better than Munch's "evil twin" theory.
- Novak: Take a look at this.
- Cragen: Yeah, we've seen it.
- Novak: So has Arthur Branch. Meaning I'll be a special kind of pain in your ass until this is sufficiently explained.
- Branch: Conference room, now.
- Stabler: What's that about?
- Novak: Oh, that's probably just about another of the subpoenas I sent out.
- Stabler: For what?
- Novak: Donald Rumsfeld.
- Novak: Do you believe Quinium to be a safe drug?
- Trainer: Ms. Novak, what we have not discussed is the fact that malaria is a highly deadly disease. It kills over 2,000,000 people worldwide every year. Every 12 seconds, a child dies from malaria.
- Novak: That's very sad, Dr. Trainer. You didn't even attempt to answer my question. Is Quinium safe?
- Trainer: All reliable scientific evidence says that it is.
- Novak: We had a shot at changing things, making them listen, making them stop. I don’t understand why you didn't come to me. I could have helped you. And when the truth came out, they never could have touched you.
- Trainer: Ms. Novak, you are very young. And that is not the way the world works.
Background information and notes
- Casey Novak's father served in Vietnam as "a door gunner on a Huey [UH-1 helicopter]."
- Continuity Error: While approaching the fish market, Munch mentions to Tutuola that he worked in the market as a kid and made good money there. John Munch grew up in Baltimore as was explained in Homicide: Life on the Streets, not New York City. In the episode "Kaddish" explored his past growing up in Baltimore when a girl he had a crush on in high school was murdered.
- Continuity Error: Stabler is referred to as a Desert Storm veteran, though he was already out of the marines by that time.
- Quiniam is not a real drug. There is, however, an anti-malarial drug called Lariam that has been linked to psychosis, suicidal feelings and other dangerous side effects.
- when Sherm walks into the precinct he calls Munch and Novak, sitting next to each other"Mulder and Scully". This is in refrence to the X-Files, which is odd considering that munch has infact met the pair in a crossover with Homicide.
Episode scene cards
New York University
Lennox Grand Hotel
New York State
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