"Rape Interrupted"
SVU, Episode 18.05
Production number: 18006
First aired: 26 October 2016
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Written By
Julie Martin & Brianna Yellen

Directed By
Michael Pressman


When a sergeant's son is accused of rape, Benson is forced to choose between loyalty and duty.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast




Patrick: (to Olivia) He is my son. He is 22 years old. He graduated suma cum laude from Dartmouth, he has a six figure job and you want to destroy his life because he had sex with some drunk girl?
Olivia: Patrick, what were you thinking?
Patrick: That I have to protect my son, no matter what, no matter how.
Barba: (to Olivia) He lied to save your ass. In my world, that gets you disbarred.
Olivia: Yeah, in my world, it gets you a promotion.
Patrick (to Olivia): I went to bat for you!
Olivia: And the truth is, I wish you hadn't. I wish you'd just told the truth.

Background Information and Notes

  • This case shares similarities with the real-life Stanford rape case.
  • Goof: When Benson and Carisi enter the interrogation room to interview Ellis Griffin along with his attorney and father, Benson is wearing her sergeant's shield on her right hip instead of her lieutenant's shield.

Episode scene cards

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Mercy Hospital
365 West 32nd Street
Saturday, October 29

Mercy Hospital
365 West 32nd Street
Saturday, October 29

Office of
ADA Rafael Barba
1 Hogan Place
Tuesday, November 8

Supreme Court
Part 21
Tuesday, November 8

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