|←||SVU, Episode 5.02||→|
|Production number: E4401|
First aired: 30 September 2003
| Written By|
Guy Norman Bee
Misuse of a prescription drug is involved in the killing of two students.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
- Stephanie March as A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- John Cullum as Defense Attorney Barry Moredock
- Stephen Schnetzer as Dr. Engels
- Caren Browning as C.S.U. Technician Judith Siper
- Fred Dalton Thompson as D.A. Arthur Branch
- Pilar Witherspoon as Defense Attorney Julia Hynton
- Michael Arthur as Uniform Officer #2
- Rory Culkin as Joe Blaine
- Bill Cwikowski as George Waddell
- Daniel Jenkins as Dr. Carl Medwin
- Nancy Bell as Dr. Petrus
- José Ramón Rosario as Hector Recincto
- Mare Winningham as Sandra Blaine
- Eric LaRay Harvey as Randy Fowler
- Patrick Dizney as Dean Reynolds
- Sharon Wilkins as Janice Tashjian
- Amy Hargreaves as Jane Wellesley
- Daniel Bentley as Derek Fowler
- William C. Mitchell as Judge J. Connolly
- Rich Ceraulo as Uniform Officer #1
- Ej Scott as Juror (uncredited)
- [the detectives arrest Reynolds for his role in the murders]
- Benson: Dean Reynolds, you're under arrest for reckless endangerment and for criminal diversion of prescription medication. You have the right to remain silent.
- Reynolds: But I haven't done anything! Stop it! You're hurting me!
- Stabler: Take some Aptril. That'll make you feel better.
- Moredock: Before you scoff, Alex, consult the Physicians' Desk Reference for the known side effects of Aptril: abnormal dreams, anxiety, insomnia...
- Alex: I suffer from anxiety and insomnia. I don't go around and shoot people.
- Alex: I need your advice.
- Dr. Huang: Lie down on the couch.
- Cabot: Not that sort of advice.
- Reynolds: What's this, a hostile takeover?
- Stabler: Funny man.
Background information and notes
- The release of information without the patient's consent is a violation of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which went into effect on 14 April 2003. The HIPAA allows release of medical health information to occur, with an appropriate subpoena or in other specified circumstances, without the patient's consent, but psychological and chemical addiction treatment records still require specific consent, as they did before HIPAA.
- The Columbine High School massacre is mentioned. Eric Harris was mentioned to saying in the library "All jocks stand up!". A 911 call made by a teacher did record him shouting "Get up!". He was also on the anti-depressant Luvox, which was found in his autopsy drug test.
- "Aptril" is not a real drug. It is said to be a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant and its chemical name is even given - phenyloxypropylamine. This is an actual substance, however not a psychoactive drug; though chemically closely related to fluoxetine. This appears to be another reference to the Columbine shooter, what is mentioned in the episode itself.
Episode scene cards
Office of Dr. Engles
Trial Part 46
Juvenile Detention Center
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