SVU, Episode 8.16
Production number: 08017
First aired: 27 February 2007
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Simon Marsden
Written By
Patrick Harbinson

Directed By
Peter Leto


After discovering her brother, Simon Marsden, Benson tries to reconnect with him, but is soon shocked when it is discovered that he is a suspect in a series of rapes. The ensuing investigation causes her and Stabler to nearly lose their jobs.


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Elliot Stabler: Why don't you go talk to Marsden.
Olivia Benson: And say what? "Hi, I'm Olivia. Your dad raped my mom." And, "Oh, I found you because I illegally ran my DNA."

Olivia Benson: This is none of your business.
Elliot Stabler: Yeah it is, we're partners.
Olivia Benson: Not on this. This is personal.

Olivia Benson: Being cute with Cap'n Crunch isn't going to make a difference.

Don Cragen: (to Olivia) Check Qinawi's description against recent parolees. See if we get a hit off one who reported being sexually assaulted in prison.
Olivia Benson: Most cons don't admit being raped, they don't want to be raped again.
Don Cragen: Even so, it's what I want you to do.

Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: Tell me about Olivia Benson.
Elliot Stabler: What do you want to know?
Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: What's she like as a police officer?
Elliot Stabler: She's experienced, professional, good with the victims. People trust her and they let her get close.
Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: Does she become emotionally involved?
Elliot Stabler: She does her job and when it's done, she goes home.

Olivia Benson: Last night, watching him in that window playing with that little boy ... I wanted to be part of a family, so much. I've been alone my whole life. (pauses) I'm sorry, I'm whining.
Elliot Stabler: You're not. Family's everything.

Olivia and Elliot are sitting in his police car. Olivia is obviously upset about something

Elliot Stabler: Liv, what is it? Tell me.
Olivia Benson: My long lost brother Simon Marsden might be a rapist. Like father, like son.
Elliot Stabler: Maybe it's a mistake.
Olivia Benson: He's stalking women, Elliot. That's why the cops are looking at him. It's just a matter of time before he hits.

Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: In my opinion, Detectives Benson and Stabler have a degree of mutual reliance and emotional dependence that compromises their effectiveness as police officers.
Don Cragen: In other words ...
Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: They're too close.
Don Cragen: You recommend I split them up?
Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: If you want to lose your two best detectives.

Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: Tell me about Detective Stabler.
Olivia Benson: He's the best; smart, brave, dedicated.
Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: Do you trust him?
Olivia Benson: He's straight with me, I'm straight with him. I could tell him anything.

Casey Novak: We want to use your case to build support for President Bush's Prison Rape Prevention Act.
George Huang: We’re giving these tapes to Dateline so America can learn all about the time that you suffered in prison.

Olivia Benson: What’s your name?
Jeff Trapido: Eat me, bitch!
Olivia Benson: That has a nice ring to it.

Fin Tutuola: Maybe these bozos don't have good gaydar.

Fin Tutuola: Bobby T. belonged to a prison gang.
Don Cragen: So what, every con is in a gang.
Fin Tutuola: You're not hearing me, Captain. He belonged to a prison gang. They owned him.

Background information and notes

Michael Carbonaro has a Hidden Camera Magic TV Show.

Episode scene cards

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Saint Mark's Hospital
263 West 58th Street
Friday, February 9

Office of Dr. George Huang
Federal Bureau
Of Investigation
New York Field Office
Saturday, February 10

3 4 5

Mercy General Hospital
365 West 32nd Street
Saturday, February 10

Technical Assistance
Response Unit
One Police Plaza
Sunday, February 11

Apartment of
Donna Leonte
Riverpark, New Jersey
Monday, February 12

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