SVU, Episode 6.10
Production number: E5212
First aired: 7 December 2004
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Mike Sandoval Fin Haunted
Written By
Amanda Green

Directed By
Juan J. Campanella

After nearly losing his life to save a young boy from a pair of gangbangers, Fin is declared a hero... until a woman surfaces from his days in Narcotics.


Fin is badly injured in a bodega shooting, which results in the death of the two young shooters responsible. As Fin is considered a hero for saving a young boy in the bodega, his old past as a Narcotics cop catches up with him when he investigates the disappearance of a young girl who was involved in drugs at the request of her mother. Eventually, it is revealed that she had been murdered and her body was in a city grave the whole time. The girl's, Trisha, body is exhumed and returned to her mother for proper burial, but Fin learns that she had a c-section at one point and investigates to find out what happened with the baby. He learns that after coming into the hospital heavily pregnant and high, Trisha got told off by the doctor and turned her life around for the baby, Austin, before her murder. He finds out that her friend Lizzie has Austin and tracks her down with the help of SVU after she robs a drug store for meth ingredients and gets her to give up Austin's location. Fin and Mike, the rookie cop he's working with, rescue Austin from Lizzie's drug dealer boyfriend T.D. and finally unite him with his grandmother.


Episode plot


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


Narcotics Division; Tricia Knowles; Terry Brown; Murphy Boys


  • Fin Tutuola: Who's the best at undercover in your squad?
  • Mike Sandoval: I'm your guy.
  • Fin Tutuola: No offense, but my grandmother wouldn't sell an aspirin to you.

  • [The detectives search a stash house after the explosion]
  • Fin Tutuola: Cold pills?
  • Mike Sandoval: Yep, and matchbooks.
  • Fin Tutuola: Thousands of them.
  • Mike Sandoval: You need both to cook crystal meth.
  • Fin Tutuola: Well, that explains the pole-cams and the booby-traps. Meth makes you paranoid.
  • Mike Sandoval: Beyond paranoid. I once collared a heavy tweaker who shot his dog because he was afraid he was gonna rat him out to the cops.

Background information and notes

  • When Detective Munch calls Stabler from the hospital to tell him where to find the gun at the bodega, he asks for him by name. This is odd, given he would have called Stabler's personal cell phone. Additionally, the scene is edited so that Stabler isn't given the information.
  • This episode is the first appearance of recurring character Ken Randall, Fin Tutuola's son.
  • When Fin first tells Cragen about Vance Dennis and shows him Dennis' license, his sex is clearly listed as female.
  • An early plot point in this episode revolves around Fin being accused of shooting an unarmed robber at the bodega. Security camera footage showed that the boy tossed the gun in the air when shot and it landed on top a freezer unit. This is very similar to a plot point in a 1967 episode of Dragnet, "The Shooting Board," where Sgt. Friday shoots and kills an armed robber at a laundromat, but the gun is never found and Friday is accused of shooting an unarmed man. The gun is later found at the laundromat and Friday, of course, is vindicated.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3 4

543 West 122nd Street
Monday, November 29

Special Victims Unit
Tuesday, November 30

190 West 134th Street
Tuesday, November 30

Manhattan North
Narcotics Squad
Tuesday, November 30

5 6 7

Mercy General Hospital
Pre-Natal Clinic
Thursday, December 2

Knowles Residence
Yonkers, New York
Thursday, December 2

Roly's Mini-Market
Bronx, New York
Friday, December 3

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