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|Production number: 07003|
First aired: 11 October 2005
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When his rage erupts during a case involving an ex-partner, Stabler consults a shrink, seeking to find out what's wrong with him.
When the teenage son of Stabler's old partner comes under suspicion for attacking a classmate, Stabler's inability to treat this like any other case gets him suspended.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
- Diane Neal as A.D.A. Casey Novak
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang
- Tamara Tunie as M.E. Melinda Warner (credit only)
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Mary Stuart Masterson as Dr. Rebecca Hendrix
- Peter McRobbie as Judge Walter Bradley
- Stephen Gregory as Dr. Kyle Beresford
- Craig Wroe as Defense Attorney James Woodrow
- Joselin Reyes as Paramedic Martinez
- Joseph E. Murray as Paramedic Olson
- Tim Miller as Court Clerk
- Noah Emmerich as Officer Pete Breslin
- Paul Wesley as Luke Breslin
- Julia Weldon as Pamela Sawyer
- Ross Bickell as Principal
- Kene Holliday as Coach Veneziano
- Rick Washburn as Buster Flynn
- Bob Walton as Carl Sawyer
- Elizabeth Duff as Emily Sawyer
- Joseph A. Halsey as Officer Wood
- Andrew Dolan as Man in Suit
- Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: How many times have you thought about eating your gun?
- Elliot Stabler: Suicide is a sin.
- Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: So is divorce.
- Elliot Stabler: I've known Luke since he was a baby. Always a sweet kid.
- Olivia Benson: Well, you haven't seen him since before he hit puberty. And he's not so sweet anymore.
- Olivia Benson: (to Elliot after he beats up Pete) Elliot, what the hell happened?
- Elliot Stabler: (dazed tone) I don't know.
- Dr. Rebecca Hendrix: (to Elliot) You're not weak. You're so busy being strong and helping everyone, you've got nothing left for yourself. It takes a lot more balls to talk about your problems than to beat the hell out of a ghost.
Background information and notes
- In this episode, Elliot reveals to Dr. Hendrix that his father beat him because Elliot had moved a piece of a school project that his father had helped him with.
- Dr. Hendrix is now a blonde, when last season she was a brunette.
- This episode was given a rating of TV-14-L-V for language and violence. This was the first episode to get a sub-rating (i.e. D, L, S, V).
- Goof: When the gym manager is replacing the water cooler's bottle, he doesn't take the cap off.
- Goof: When Dr. Huang is describing his first conversation with Luke Breslin to Cragen and Benson, the three walk past a fire alarm which has clearly been pulled.
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