"Russian Love Poem"
SVU, Episode 1.12
Production number: E0913
First aired: 21 January 2000
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Written By
Eva Nagorski

Directed By
Rick Rosenthal

A pair of Russian escorts are the prime suspects for the murder of multi-millionaire Andrew Harlin.

Plot[edit | edit source]

When multi-millionaire Andrew Harlin is found murdered in his home, Benson and Stabler turn their suspicion to Harlin's long list of lovers, which includes both men and women. Evidence at the crime scene leads detectives to a pair of Russian escorts, but before they can get the truth from them, one turns up dead, and the boyfriend of the other confesses to murder.

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Quotes[edit | edit source]

"For a 50 year old, this guy had a lot of energy."
"What's that supposed to imply?"
"Oh, nothing. I'm sure you and John have just as much."

- Brian Cassidy and Donald Cragen

"Nothing hurts me, not even this gun! See how lucky I am?" (pulls trigger, shooting himself in the chest and killing him)

- Alexander Strizkopf

"What's your real name?"
""Bull Dozer" is my real stage name."
"Ah, the "nom d'amour"."
"Don't I look the part? I'm gonna make it."
"You're really in porn?"
"No, not yet. But soon, very soon. I just do these cheesey commercials for the money, but I was born to be in porn."

- John Munch and Bull Dozer

"They still didn't have to shove a banana where the sun don't shine. That's just rude."

- John Munch

"I'm sure sleeping with the girlfriend of a Russian mobster had a certain ... je ne sais quoi."
"Je ne sais quoi?"
"Yeah. N'est-ce pas."
"One language at a time, merci."

- Elliot Stabler, Olivia Benson, and Donald Cragen

"Who are you? Some sex machine with a cash register between her legs?"

- Olivia Benson

"Alex is upset because I don't want to have sex with him any more. I have more things to worry about."
"Like your nails? You make a living sleeping with guys."
"You should sleep with men more. Trust me. It would help you. You wouldn't be such a mean bitch."
"I make my living catching murderers. America's not so different from Russia, you know? Especially the prisons. There's no champagne. There's no caviar."
"I don't believe you."
"Fine. We'll do it your way. You have the right to remain silent. You are under arrest."
"OK! OK!"

- Katya Ivanova and Olivia Benson

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Apartment of
"Bull Dozer"
515 West 22nd Street
Monday, September 6

Apartment of
Adam Harlin
27 Laight Street
Monday, September 6

The Turkish Baths
143 East 8th Street
Tuesday, September 7

Ecstasy Spa
760 Fifth Avenue
Tuesday, September 7

5 6 7 8

Moscow Restaurant
Brighton Beach
Tuesday, September 7

Home of
Andrew & Christina Harlin
60 East 74th Street
Wednesday, September 8

Apartment of
Sonya Pietrovicz
Brighton Beach
Wednesday, September 8

Apartment of
Katya Ivanova
14 East 78th Street
Wednesday, September 8

9 10 11 12

Peninsula Hotel
700 Fifth Avenue
Wednesday, September 8

Moscow Restaurant
Brighton Beach
Thursday, September 9

Brighton Beach
Thursday, September 9

Moscow Restaurant
Brighton Beach
Thursday, September 9

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