SVU, Episode 4.15
Production number: E3120
First aired: 7 February 2003
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Sam Bishop
Written By
Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas

Directed By
Alex Zakrzewski

A body found in a car opens up an investigation into a worldwide child pornography ring, which takes Stabler halfway around the world.


The brutal rape and subsequent death of a female motorist turns out to be an informant for the FBI acting as a cyber vigilante for catching on-line pedophiles to capture the predators. Stabler, along with the homicide detective who found the victim's husband murdered, follow the trail of evidence for the latest victim she had been tracking, leading them to the US Attorney's Office and a trip to Prague for Stabler to assist the Czech authorities when they find the girl who was tricked into going there.


Episode summary


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Prague; Czech Republic; Europol (Interpol)


Bishop: [sits at Benson's desk and sees a photograph of her] Is this your partner?
[Stabler, on the phone, nods]
Bishop: Does she date?
Stabler: A lot of guys. [resumes his phone call]
Kate Logan: Eric Tassig isn't the only man profiting off the sale of children.
Stabler: You don't do anything about it, huh?
Kate Logan: Europol has no authority over the Czech citizens. As far as the Czech police, they have no incentive to stop it. There's too much money to be made handing out parking tickets to the German tourists. Look, this is the world that we live in, Detective Stabler. I should think in your line of work, you'd understand that.
Stabler: In my line of work, we wouldn't just sit back and take it.
Kate Logan: That's very noble, but as long as the demand for child exploitation exists, there's little we can do.
Stabler: So what the hell are you doing here?
Kate Logan: It's my job. What are you doing here?
Woman: We don't know what people put on their website.
Stabler: What are you telling me, lady? That you don't know what the website child.rape's all about? Shut up.

Background information and notes

  • This episode is unique in Law & Order in that a green screen was used to insert a European city background behind Christopher Meloni, during the scene where Stabler first arrives in Prague. The vast majority of Law & Order is shot without the use of such an effect.
  • This is only the second episode of any Law & Order that dealt with matters outside the country. The first was in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Manhunt," where Munch, Fin and Alex went to Canada.

Episode scene cards

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New York Public Library
482 Columbus Avenue
Tuesday, January 28

Technical Assistance
Response Unit Lab
Tuesday, January 28

Office of
Claudia Williams
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tuesday, January 28

4 5 6

Parkside Grill Restaurant
Flushing, Queens
Wednesday, January 29

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District
One St. Andrew's Plaza
Wednesday, January 29

Copy Pro Print Shop
74 West 37th Street
Wednesday, January 29

7 8 9 10

United States Embassy
Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, January 31

Teplice, Czech Republic
Friday, January 31

United States Embassy
Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, January 31

Federal Pornography
Task Force
Command Center
Saturday, February 1

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