SVU, Episode 10.03
Production number: 10004
First aired: 14 October 2008
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Kathleen & Bernadette Stabler
Written By
Amanda Green

Directed By
David Platt


When Stabler gets a call to help catch a trespasser, he's shocked when the clues lead him to a suspect in his own family: his daughter Kathleen. Things get so bad he seeks help from his estranged mother.


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Recurring cast

Guest cast



Stabler: Liv! Patrol dumped this one on us, why? Because a whack job was found naked in the shower?
Benson: Elliot.
Stabler: Last week it was because a guy had his 'johnson' out taking a piss in the alley. What's next? Fido puppy humping in the dog run?
Benson: Elliot, I called you in.
Stabler: Why because your "Spidey Sense" tells you she was a rape victim?
Benson: Because she's your daughter.
Stabler: Kathleen...

Kathleen Stabler: [high] Hey, Olivia. You want to come play?
Benson: Uh, that's probably not the best idea, sweetie...

Well, that's the price we pay for greatness, honey. The higher you fly, the farther you fall.

–Bernadette Stabler, on the depression that accompanies bipolar disorder

Elliot Stabler: What the hell just happened?
Olivia Benson: Maybe God remembered how cute you were as a carrot.

Maddox: Your new ADA's a smart cookie. Looney bin's the safest place to hide from the long arm of the law. I have to say, Elliot, I'm surprised you called me.
Stabler: My daughter needed a shark, you're the deadliest one I know.
Maddox: Thanks?

Background information and notes

  • After Kathleen is diagnosed with bipolar disorder after her OD, it is referred to as BPD. However, BPD is actually meant to stand for "Borderline Personality Disorder", which is a completely different condition (though bipolar disorder may also be present, and BPD is often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder).

Episode scene cards

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Dorm Room of
Kathleen Stabler
Hudson University
Friday, October 3

Saint Mark's Hospital
Emergency Room
Friday, October 3

Office of
Assistant District Attorney
Kim Greylek
Friday, October 3

Long Beach Island
New Jersey
Saturday, October 4

5 6 7

Part 74
Monday, October 6

Hal's Crab Shack
Long Beach Island, NJ
Monday, October 6

Part 74
Tuesday, October 7

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