|←||SVU, Episode 5.01||→|
|Production number: E4403|
First aired: 23 September 2003
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Detectives Benson and Stabler try to find a kidnapped woman with a high-risk pregnancy.
The SVU squad investigate the case of a pregnant woman, Annika Bergeron, who was carjacked and abducted. Her pregnancy is high-risk and they race to find her before she delivers her baby. The case takes a turn when her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, Daniel Lester, is considered a suspect in Annika's abduction.
Later, Stabler and Finn help deliver the baby. In the end, the baby is deliverered, but Annika dies of blood loss. Rose Granville, the mother of Daniel Lester's fiancée, had Annika kidnapped to prevent Daniel from marrying Melinda and taking her money.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
- Stephanie March as A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot (credit only)
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang (credit only)
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Daniel Sunjata as C.S.U. Technician Burt Trevor
- Joel de la Fuente as T.A.R.U. Technician Ruben Morales
- Caren Browning as C.S.U. Technician Judith Siper
- Dennis Pressey as K-9 Officer Dumont
- Kellie Martin as Melinda Granville
- Gabriel Olds as Daniel Lester
- Marisa Ryan as Laura Bergeron
- Clarke Thorell as Sam Marlett
- Lynn Cohen as Studio Arts League Teacher
- Karen Goberman as Annika Bergeron
- Shirley Knight as Rose Granville
- Tonye Patano as Sally
- Adrianne Frost as Marva Taylor
- Lou Martini, Jr. as Moe
- David Conley as Captain Mike O'Brien
- John Di Benedetto as Tony
- Tony Freeman as Dr. Crespo
- John Knox as Warden Fergus
- Sharron Bower as Reporter #1
- Unknown as Greg Jezic
- Elliot Stabler [to Daniel]: If she dies because you're holding out on us, I will personally stick that needle in your arm myself, you little prick.
- Olivia Benson [to Melinda]: "Stand By Your Man" sounds much better when Tammy Wynette sings it.
- Olivia Benson: I've got a psychic who says she can channel Annika for the right price.
- John Munch: Let me guess. She's in a cold, dark place near a body of water.
- Judith Siper: (about the bloody and unreadable receipt) That's why God invented lasers.
Background information and notes
- Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot) and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang) do not appear in this episode.
- Part of this episode was filmed on Beach 129th Street in Belle Harbor, New York.
- Beginning with this episode, the series now aired Tuesdays nights at 10:00 pm (9:00 pm Central).
Episode scene cards
Home of Laura Bergeron
Apartment of Greg Jezic
Belle Harbor Hospital
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