|"I'm Going To Make You a Star"|
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|Production number: 21001|
First aired (US): 26 September 2019
First aired (UK): 10 December 2019
First aired (CAN): 26 September 2019
First aired (AUS): 23 January 2020
| Written By|
Warren Leight & Peter Blauner
Dodds tells Benson that he is being transferred to the Traffic and Safety Task Force in Coventry, therefore leaving his position as Deputy Chief of SVU. Benson is not pleased and wants to ensure he keeps his position. However, he is not bothered by it and tells her that she still has work to do. He reveals to the surprised Benson that he requested for her to become captain as a condition of his leaving.
- Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson
- Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins
- Ice-T as Sergeant Odafin Tutuola
- Peter Scanavino as A.D.A. Dominick Carisi, Jr.
- Jenna Stern as Attorney Elana Barth
- Peter Gallagher as Deputy Chief William Dodds
- Zuleikha Robinson as Bureau Chief Vanessa Hadid
- Jamie Gray Hyder as Vice Officer Katriona Tamin
- Matt Buechele as Officer Donnie Jones
- Carmen Berkeley as Pilar Reyes
- Frances Eve as Amelia James
- Ian McShane as Sir Tobias Moore
- Elizabeth A. Davis as Gemma Brooks
- Anna Rizzo as Monica Belasio
- Victoria Oliver as Nina Phelps
- Rachel Towne as Cindy Morrison
- Nancy Giles as Herself
- Annika Pergament as Tabloid Reporter #1
- Chris Harnick as Tabloid Reporter #2
- Rebecca Bratland as The Duchess
- C.G. Alexander as Joe (uncredited)
- Rollins: Lieutenant. We know how this works. And so does Sir Toby. He's so used to being above the law that he didn't bother to remove the footage of the other victims.
- Fin: Cause he knows they're not gonna talk.
- Benson: And he may have just overplayed his hand.
- Benson: I heard you stepped down.
- Elana: It was my decision. The divorce wasn't, but with two kids in college it was either private practice or public bankruptcy.
- Dodds: Its not too time for you to stick your neck out.
- Benson: I will be the judge of that.
- Dodds: No, you still got work to do and gas in the tank. It'd be a wasted sacrifice, Captain. I made it a condition of my exile.
Background Information and Notes
- This episode made SVU the longest-running U.S. prime-time drama television series.
- This is the first time since the first half of season one in which there were only four main cast members in SVU.
- Carisi is now an Assistant District Attorney. He had passed the bar exam years earlier in the season 17 episode "Intersecting Lives".
- This episode marked the first appearance of Katriona Tamin and the last appearance of William Dodds.
- Benson is promoted to Captain as of this episode.
- The Tobias Moore story continues in the episode "The Things We Have To Lose".
- Warren Leight returns as showrunner as of this episode. He previously left the show after the conclusion of the seventeenth season. He would depart a second time after the conclusion of the twenty-third season.
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