|"The Third Guy"|
|←||SVU, Episode 1.16||→|
|Production number: E0920|
First aired: 25 February 2000
| Written By|
Dawn DeNoon & Lisa Marie Petersen
An elderly woman is found dead in her apartment and has been sexually assaulted and robbed.
An elderly woman is apparently raped and murdered during a home invasion robbery. After catching the home invaders, Stabler and Benson learn that they were not the rapists, but a mentally challenged delivery man who found her later was.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
- Michelle Hurd as Detective Monique Jeffries
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Liz Larsen as Defense Attorney Regal
- Lance Reddick as M.E. Taylor
- J.K. Simmons as Dr. Emil Skoda
- Welly Yang as C.S.U. Technician Georgie
- Denis O'Hare as Jimmy Walp
- Eugene Byrd as Carlos Medina
- Katherine Borowitz as A.D.A. Fahey
- Rick Gonzalez as Alfonso Cardenas
- Vincent Guastaferro as Stan Bosick
- William C. Mitchell as Judge
- Peggy Pope as Sylvia Walp
- David Adkins as PD Trax
- Madison Arnold as Owner
- Diego López as Emmanuel Clemente
- Francine Beers as Francis Reiner
- P.J. Brown as Corelli
- Teddy Coluca as Landlord
- Cynthia Darlow as Waitress
- Patrick Garner as Patient #1
- Michelle Hurst as Gloria Milton
- Charlie Fersko as PD David Vento
- Randy Lewis as Tech
- Natalia Ortiz as Sonia Medina
- Philip McAdoo as Patient #2
- Jose Rabelo as Hispanic Man
- Stu 'Large' Riley as Johnny Schmidt
- John Rafael Peralta as Hiphop
- Winnie the Pooh
- Cragen: Why didn't you tell me you wrote a psych report for Jimmy Walp?
- Skoda: The only thing I wrote was sticky-note. I left it on your desk.
- Cragen: What was on this bombshell sticky?
- Skoda: "Retarded" and a question mark.
- "Insatiable Bondage Sluts. That's nice."
- – John Munch
- "He was fired from McDonald's, that alone will win the case for him."
- – John Munch
Background information and notes
- This is Lance Reddick's first appearance as Medical Examiner Taylor.
- This is also J.K. Simmons' first appearance as Dr. Emil Skoda in episodes from Special Victims Unit. Dr. Skoda was a regular character in Law & Order.
- This episode contains a number of references to the 1949 film The Third Man. Shared plot elements include mental retardation, illegal traffic in prescription drugs, dialogue mentioning cuckoo clocks, and of course the title. In the Law & Order episode "Fluency", Jack McCoy interrogates a defendant by describing in meticulous detail the ferris wheel scene in this film. The suspect, charged with second degree murder for selling counterfeit packages of influenza vaccines resulting in the deaths of 16 people, breaks down while recounting the scene himself.
Episode scene cards
Home Medical Supply Delivery
Stephen Foster High School
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