"Surrendering Noah"
SVU, Episode 16.23
Production number: 16023
First aired: 20 May 2015
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Written By
Julie Martin & Warren Leight

Directed By
Michael Slovis

A dangerous career criminal returns to test the limits of the law.


Sgt. Benson and A.D.A. Barba take Johnny D to trial for sex trafficking, rape, assault and kidnapping. But when Baby Noah's adoption becomes entangled in the case, Benson fears for Noah's future and his safety. In an intense courtroom showdown, the SVU will face a threat that could change the squad forever.


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Background information and notes

  • This episode marked the final appearance for Danny Pino who played Detective Nick Amaro.

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Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Monday, April 27

Motions Court
Part 21
Tuesday, April 28

Office of
ADA Rafael Barba
1 Hogan Place
Wednesday, April 29

Church of
Saint Andrew
Safe House
Thursday, April 30

Supreme Court
Part 21
Friday, May 1

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Church of
Saint Andrew
Safe House
Monday, May 4

Supreme Court
Part 21
Tuesday, May 5

Supreme Court
Part 21
Wednesday, May 6

Family Court
Meeting Room
Wednesday, May 20

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