"Nationwide Manhunt"
SVU, Episode 17.14
Production number: 17014
First aired: 10 February 2016
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Written By
Warren Leight & Julie Martin

Directed By
Alex Chapple


Chicago P.D. detectives Lindsay and Dawson join the SVU in the hunt for two escaped murderers they helped to convict.


Episode plot


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


Episode references


Dodds: Detective. I know he killed someone close to you, but this isn't us anymore.
Benson: We think they might have made a break after head count this morning.
Voight: And nobody noticed for eight hours?
Rollins: Lieutenant, I did not see this coming.
Carl Rudnick: People say life is short, but life is of course very long. You want to stay in your best shape.
Barba Think Robert Durst and Ted Bundy on the run together.
Carissi You see that? Yates charmed the warden. It's classic sociopath. It's classic.

Background information and notes

  • This episode is part of a crossover event that concludes with the Chicago P.D. episode "The Song of Gregory Williams Yates".
  • A special opening narration was used for this episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Chicago P.D.:
"In the criminal justice system some killers are so depraved that it takes multiple police agencies to bring them to justice. This is one of those investigations."

Episode scene cards

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Green Haven
Correctional Facility
Thursday, February 4

Green Haven
Correctional Facility
Warden's Office
Friday, February 5

Church of
Saint Gabriel
Stormville, New York
Saturday, February 6

Residence of
Bronwyn Wilkins
32 Honeysuckle Court
Stormville, New York
Saturday, February 6

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New York State
Police Barracks
North County Station
Stormville, New York
Sunday, February 7

108 Brady Road
Gloversville, New York
Sunday, February 7

Caroga Lake Hospital
Emergency Room
Caroga Lake, New York
Sunday, February 7

Previous episode:
"Forty-One Witnesses"
"Nationwide Manhunt"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season 17
Next episode:
"Collateral Damages"
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