SVU, Episode 19.08
Production number: 19008
First aired: 6 December 2017
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Written By
Lawrence Kaplow & Robert Brooks Cohen

Directed By
Adam Bernstein


The cops get tangled in an elaborate online hoax that leads to the rape of a popular social media star. Meanwhile, Benson sets firm ground rules with Sheila.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast




Rollins: [to Carisi] You know I'm human, right? And human people have sex. Sometimes with people they love and sometimes with people they don't even know.

Barba: The Internet has made the world a smaller place, but some people still get lost in it.

Carisi: Well, if it's the same Katy Miller, then she's a social media celebrity; Instagram, YouTube, Snap. She's got a couple of hundred thousand followers.
Fin: Thank you, Kim Kardashian.
Carisi: Yeah, sure, make mock, but these influencers are the voice of Gen Z.
Fin: And they're getting rich doing it. Don't people know porn's free these days?

Olivia: [about Heather] She instigated a rape, Rafael.
Barba: Out of boredom. She had no motive.
Olivia: How is stupidity a defense?

Heather Parcell: [about Katy Miller] It's not fair! She gets paid to take a shower and I have to change Mama's poop bag? She deserves what she got! It's not fair.

Background Information and Notes

  • This episode is based on the catfishing hoax involving basketball player Chris "Birdman" Andersen. Andersen had been catfished, by a Canadian woman named Shelly Chartier, into believing that he was having a relationship with a teenager named Paris Dylan. The real Dylan was also being catfished by Chartier into believing she was in a relationship with Andersen. After the two had consensual sex, Chartier blackmailed Andersen while posing as Dunn's mother, and informed him that she was going to report him for distributing child pornography, since Dunn had exchanged graphic pictures of herself with who she believed was Andersen. Authorities later stormed Andersen's house and arrested him on possession of child pornography. However, they eventually discovered that it was actually Chartier who had the photos and distributed them online. Chartier was later arrested by Canadian officials and served a prison term.

Episode scene cards

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Welland Pharmacy
Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, November 15

Mercy Hospital
365 West 32nd Street
Wednesday, November 15

Apartment of
Katy Miller
145 East 77th Street
Thursday, November 16

4 5 6 7

Office of
Counselor Phillip Altshuler
61 Stanton Street
Thursday, November 16

Gym Insanity
23 Wooster Street
Thursday, November 16

Stuyvesant Park
Sunday, November 19

Office of
The District Attorney
1 Hogan Place
Monday, November 20

8 9 10 11

Home of
Heather Parcell
3 Whitney Mountain Road
Maysville, West Virginia
Wednesday, November 22

The Barrel
71 buckle Hollow Road
Maysville, West Virginia
Wednesday, November 22

Supreme Court
Part 23
Tuesday, December 5

Caifano's Department Store
410 7th Avenue
Wednesday, December 6

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