"Motherly Love"
SVU, Episode 18.10
Production number: 18011
First aired: 1 February 2017
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Written By
Rick Eid & Julie Martin

Directed By
Mariska Hargitay


When a teenaged boy uses excessive force to stop someone from attacking his mother, the team realizes that the target was someone close to him.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast




John Buchanan: Doctor Keller, are you saying your son has a romantic attraction for you?
Nicole Keller: Yes. It's not as unusual as you might think.

Background Information and Notes

  • This episode was originally intended to be the 400th episode to be air, but it instead aired as the 399th episode due to the shelving of "Unstoppable". It is still the 400th episode to be produced.

Episode scene cards

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Mercy Hospital
365 West 32nd Street
Tuesday, January 24

Office of
Chief Medical Examiner
421 East 26th Street
Tuesday, January 24

Residence of
Charles and Regina Franklin
419 Riverside Drive
Wednesday, January 25

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Manor Hill Academy
Riverdale, Bronx
Thursday, January 26

Office of
ADA Rafael Barba
1 Hogan Place
Friday, January 27

Supreme Court
Part 21
Monday, February 6

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Supreme Court
Part 21
Tuesday, February 7

Supreme Court
Part 21
Tuesday, February 7

Supreme Court
Part 21
Wednesday, February 8

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