SVU, Episode 1.07
Production number: E0912
First aired: 15 November 1999
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Teleplay By
Robert Palm & Wendy West

Story By
Robert Palm

Directed By
Michael Fields

Summary[edit | edit source]

A young boy is found raped and murdered in Inwood Hill Park and suspicion quickly falls on a convicted sex offender.

Plot[edit | edit source]

A young boy is raped and murdered in Inwood Hill Park and the early evidence leads to a convicted sex offender who had recently been released from prison, but he is soon cleared after it becomes clear he is innocent of the crime. However, this does not stop the authorities from attempting to lock him up anyway. He ends up murdered on the steps of the courthouse by the father of the child, but its eventually revealed that two teenage boys, Mike and Jimmy, murdered him and they confess. They had learned of the sex offender from a website and began messing with him, but ended up kidnapping the boy as first a joke. Jimmy raped him (but claims he is not gay) and accidentally murdered him by snapping his neck with bike chains they previously took off his bike while trying to keep him quiet. While Mike shows a lot of remorse, Jimmy has none as he believed Ryan "was a loser anyway".

Cast[edit | edit source]

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Quotes[edit | edit source]

Donald Cragen: All right people, what have we learned?
Olivia Benson: No one can handle crimes against children.
Monique Jeffries: Yeah, and lesson two: get out after two years.
Elliot Stabler: Three: No one can handle their children.
Donald Cragen: Specifically, here?

Brian Cassidy: You ever think about having kids?
John Munch: Why, when I have you?

John Munch: When I was a little kid, my parents told me never to eat sweets.
Donald Cragen: So, as an adult, you overcompensate?
John Munch: Yeah.
Brian Cassidy: So I guess your parents said "never get married" either, huh?

Lawyer: Not all sex offenders are repeat offenders.
Elliot Stabler: You show me a first time offender, I'll show you a guy who's never been caught before.

Christopher James: You never told me your first name.
Olivia Benson: Olivia.
Christopher James: "Olivia". Origin of name: Greek, four syllables, means "olive tree"...

Hey, Jimmy G! What's up?

–Brian Cassidy

Brian Cassidy: I've been on this beat for 8 months.
Elliot Stabler: Right.
Brian Cassidy: And at first I was fine with it. But sometimes, I just, um, I just can't...
Elliot Stabler: Instead of seeing a woman, you see a uterus, cervix
Brian Cassidy: Yeah.
Elliot Stabler: It's the clinical phase. It lasts a while.
Brian Cassidy: So what's the next phase?
Elliot Stabler: You don't want to know.

Background information and notes[edit | edit source]

  • This episode seems to be partly based on the Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb case. These two young men are commonly known as Leopold and Loeb, and were two wealthy University of Chicago students. They murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924, and were sentenced to life in prison. The duo was motivated to murder Franks by their desire to commit a perfect crime. (Source: Leopold and Loeb at Wikipedia)
  • This is the last appearance of Holiday Segal in the recurring role of Kathleen Stabler; Allison Siko takes over the role starting with the season three episode "Popular".
  • This is also the last appearance of Lisa Tharps as the A.D.A. for the Special Victims Unit. She previously appeared in "Hysteria" and "Wanderlust".
  • Actress Caren Browning (Linda Davies) would later return as the recurring character CSU Captain Judith Siper in several episodes.
  • Actor Austin Lysy (Mike D.) would later return as Defense Attorney Russell Hunter.
  • Christopher James tells Olivia that her name comes from the Greek oliva, which he says means "olive tree". This is false. The name was invented by Shakespeare as either a female English version of the French Olivier, which was itself a French variant of the German Alfihar ("elf army"), or an English version of oliva, which was the Latin form of elaia, the original Greek word for "olive tree".
  • The packages of cookies on Munch's desk are a Canadian brand, President's Choice.  Rene Balcer, longtime executive producer for the Law & Order franchise, is Canadian.
  • The famous Nintendo series Pokémon is mentioned during the episode, but it is mispronounced, using a short 'e' sound instead of a long 'e'.

Episode scene cards[edit | edit source]

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Apartment of Bill Turbit
106 Linwood Street
Monday, November 8

Home of
Terry & Linda Davies
507 Cooper Street
Tuesday, November 9

The Tavern
465 Dyckman Street
Tuesday, November 9

Home of
Rachel & Christopher James
853 Fort Washington Avenue
Wednesday, November 10

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Apartment of Bill Turbit
106 Linwood Street
Wednesday, November 10

Office of
State Attorney General
Morris Klein
Wednesday, November 10

Home of
Terry & Linda Davies
507 Cooper Street
Thursday, November 11

Supreme Court
Civil Commitment Hearing
Thursday, November 11

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