Law and Order
SVU, Episode 19.10
Production number: 19010
First aired: 10 January 2018
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Written By
Brianna Yellen

Directed By
Jono Oliver


While SVU investigates a case that involves two students in a special needs school, Rollins discovers that one child's medical issues stem from a surprising source.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


Barba: (after seeing one of Noah's toys in a "prison") What's he in for?
Olivia: Stealing all the ice cream.
Barba: I never trusted that elephant.

Rollins: You know, what Dawn did to her daughter, she took away her childhood. It's unforgivable. But... she's sick. I mean, I just... I can't wrap my head around that we want her punished.
Carisi: Listen, Rollins, why don't you go home and be with Jesse? I haven't forgotten that you have a kid, too, you know?
Rollins: After what Liv went through, I'm fine.
Carisi: Look, you're a single mom. You're a full-time cop. Your life is not easy. And it's okay to say that out loud every once in a while.

Carisi: (to Dawn McLaughlin) Dawn, we know you love your daughter and you're doing the best that you can. And doctors, they don't always know the answers.

Olivia: So, you guys managing without me?
Rollins: Yeah, and Fin loves being in charge, I can tell you that.


Background Information and Notes

  • This episode shares many similarities with the real life case of Gyspy Rose Blanchard
  • Another Law & Order franchise episode that deals with a woman who abuses their child for attention is the Law & Order episode "Precious".

Episode scene cards

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Delacorte School
102 West 92nd Street
Thursday, December 21

Mercy Hospital
365 West 32nd Street
Thursday, December 21

Office of
Chief Medical Examiner
Dr. Melinda Warner
421 East 26th Street
Friday, December 22

Office of
Dr. Alexandra Levy
440 Grand Street
Friday, December 22

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Bellevue Hospital Center
462 1st Avenue
Wednesday, December 27

Supreme Court
Part 29
Thursday, January 4

Supreme Court
Part 29
Friday, January 5

Supreme Courthouse
60 centre Street
Monday, January 8

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