Law and Order
"Sightless in a Savage Land"
SVU, Episode 22.04
Production number: 22004
First aired (US): 7 January 2021
First aired (UK): 25 June 2021
First aired (CAN): 6 January 2021
First aired (AUS): 11 February 2021
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Written By
Matt Klypka & Denis Hamill & Julie Martin & Warren Leight

Directed By
Norberto Barba


The Special Victims Unit spends New Year's Eve investigating an Amber Alert. Meanwhile, Carisi faces off against Barba in an emotional courtroom battle.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast





Background Information and Notes

  • The song that plays in the open is "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone.
  • Rafael Barba returns in this episode as a defense attorney, his previous appearance being in the twenty-first season in a guest role.
  • Tutuola becomes engaged to Phoebe Baker as of this episode.
  • Tutuola states he has two teenage daughters but it is unknown if this is true.
  • Tutuola reveals that Benson is still awaiting her day in court for her lawsuit with Jayvon Brown.

Episode Scene Cards

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Roosevelt Avenue Underpass
Jackson Heights, Queens
Friday, January 1

Mercy Hospital
365 West 32nd Street
Friday, January 1

Alexander Montgomery
VA Hospital
100 Grand Concourse
The Bronx, New York
Saturday, January 2

Arraignment Court
Part 7
492 West 24th Street
Sunday, January 3

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Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Monday, January 4

Supreme Court
Part 46
Wednesday, January 6

Supreme Court
Part 46
Thursday, January 7

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"Remember Me In Quarantine"
"Sightless in a Savage Land"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season 22
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