Law and Order
"Never Turn Your Back On Them"
SVU, Episode 23.02
Production number: 23002
First aired (US): 23 September 2021
First aired (UK): 23 May 2022
First aired (CAN): 23 September 2021
First aired (AUS): 9 December 2021
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Teleplay By
Julie Martin & Bryan Goluboff

Story By
Warren Leight

Directed By
Norberto Barba


The search for a missing witness leads Tutuola and Tamin down a dangerous path. Chief McGrath puts pressure on Garland and Benson to get a conviction.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

  • Maddie Corman as Laura Evans
  • Victor Verhaeghe as Ray Evans
  • Onika Day as Angel Vela
  • Manuel Santiago as Dallas Beer
  • Taylor Petracek as Chris
  • Tony D. Head as Prison Medic
  • Brandon Elsey as ER Doctor




Background Information and Notes

  • This episode marked the final appearances of Katriona Tamin and Christian Garland.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Buck Shot Studios
144 Harman Street
Brooklyn, New York
Wednesday, June 9

Office of
Assistant District Attorney
Dominick Carisi
1 Hogan Place
Thursday, June 10

Office of
The District Attorney
Conference Room
1 Hogan Place
Friday, June 11

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"And The Empire Strikes Back"
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season 23
Next episode:
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