|←||SVU, Episode 7.04||→|
|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.
Summary[edit | edit source]
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.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Detectives answer a call from a high school girl Pamela Sawyer is assaulted. One of the teachers directs the detectives to a baseball player student who was shown running away at the assault.
Stabler and Tutuola find the baseball players with one player having blood on his shirt. When they question him, he becomes belligerent and assaults Tutuola. This causes Stabler taking down, with the young man stating his father is a cop. Stabler asks who his father is with him answering Pete Breslin. Hearing this Stabler realizes that the young man is named Luke and that his father was his old partner.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Main cast[edit | edit source]
- 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
Recurring cast[edit | edit source]
- 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
Guest cast[edit | edit source]
- 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
References[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Episode scene cards[edit | edit source]
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit