"Street Revenge"
SVU, Episode 13.19
Production number: 13020
First aired: 25 April 2012
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Teleplay By
David Matthews

Story By
Julie Martin & David Matthews

Directed By
Arthur W. Forney

The Special Victims Unit must contend with a neighborhood vigilante group while pursing a serial rapist.


A string of rapes in West Soho inspires a group of vigilantes to organize against both neighborhood crime and the NYPD. Even as the reporter Dennis Griscomb takes every opportunity for publicly subjecting police efforts to hostile criticism, the SVU squad struggles to find a lead in the case until one of the vigilantes is attacked.

As the other detectives fight for control over the investigation and angry citizens, Amaro is distracted by the suspicion that his wife is seeing another man.

Eventually the rapist proves to be one of the vigilante group's members, who was doing all he had done to stay close to the woman he loved--a woman who had no feelings, beyond friendship, for him.

Meanwhile, Amaro's wife proves, not to be having an affair, but instead to have been seeing a psychiatrist in secret.


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[After Amaro and his wife argue in the squad room]
Munch: That right there is why I stopped marrying Italian women.

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NYC Department of
Education Payroll Office
75 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York
Tuesday, April 10

Stuyvesant Hospital
347 East 15th Street
Wednesday, April 11

Brick Chicken
305 Spring Street
Thursday, April 12

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