Law and Order
"I Thought You Were On My Side"
SVU, Episode 23.03
Production number: 23003
First aired (US): 30 September 2021
First aired (CAN): 30 September 2021
First aired (AUS): 16 December 2021
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Teleplay By
Julie Martin & Warren Leight

Story By
Bryan Goluboff

Directed By
John Behring


Benson and Rollins must contend with the FBI and the Organized Crime bureau when a rape victim identifies a dangerous mobster as her assailant.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

  • Jess Nahikian as Eva Johnson
  • Demosthenes Chrysan as Anton Popkov
  • Rhys Coiro as Gabe Navarro
  • Josh Cooke as FBI Agent Harrison Clay
  • Herizen F. Guardiola as Tara Riley
  • Hisham Tawfiq as Jules
  • Alexa Renee as Crystal James
  • Lars Gerhard as Orlov
  • Boris Granolic as Katsidis
  • Raissa Dorff as Housekeeper
  • Rashid Jackson as Tactical Team Member




Background Information and Notes

  • The song playing in the background of the club in the open is "Mr. Saxobeat" by Alexandra Stan.
  • Tara sings the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli during Gabe Navarro's birthday party.
  • Carisi mentions Federal law enforcement taking away one of his cases before. This happened in "Counselor, It's Chinatown".
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"Never Turn Your Back On Them"
"I Thought You Were On My Side"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season 23
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