"Spring Awakening"
SVU, Episode 15.24
Production number: 15024
First aired: 21 May 2014
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Teleplay By
Julie Martin & Warren Leight

Story By
Julie Martin & Warren Leight & Kevin Fox

Directed By
Norberto Barba

Amaro's career is on the line and Benson is faced with a life-changing decision.


Amaro's beating of an acquitted suspect once again makes him the target of Internal Affairs, and he has no choice but to face the consequences. With his professional and personal life at risk, he looks to his friend John Munch for advice. Meanwhile, an online ad for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of several male tourists, and one of the suspects is the mother of Baby Doe, an abandoned infant Sergeant Benson has been looking after. When the girl is later found burned to death, Baby Doe is thus now an orphan... until the judge in charge of the Baby Doe question makes a startling recommendation to Olivia.


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Arraignment Court
Part 31
Saturday, May 3

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue
Saturday, May 3

Duchess Hotel
144 West 44th Street
Saturday, May 3

Manhattan Correctional
Visiting Room
Sunday, May 4

Home of
Alminia Juarez
41-13 41st Street
Sunday, May 4

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Rikers Island
Visiting Room
Monday, May 5

Photo Studio of
Simon Wilkes
174 Norfolk Street
Monday, May 5

St. Bernadine
Halfway House for Women
570 Sutter Avenue
East New York, Brooklyn
Monday, May 5

Freight Yard
East New York, Brooklyn
Monday, May 5

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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