SVU, Episode 8.04
Production number: 08004
First aired: 10 October 2006
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Written By
Dawn DeNoon

Directed By
David Platt

Plot[edit | edit source]

The detectives investigate the case of a mother and her ten-year-old daughter who were found brutally murdered in their apartment. Stabler and Beck discover a homeless man whom the daughter befriended at the park with clippings of SVU cases and label him a suspect. It is then discovered that the homeless man is Munch's uncle, Andrew, who is mentally ill. The detectives learn that evidence shows that a man, Brent Allan Banks, is responsible for the murders. But unfortunately, the squad's only evidence against Brent is thrown out and he is attempting to leave the jurisdiction. Andrew takes matters into his own hands and Stabler and Beck attempt to stop him.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main cast[edit | edit source]

Recurring cast[edit | edit source]

Guest cast[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Gabriella Travino; Illaria Travino; Folsom, Young & Klein; Edward Hasker

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Beck: (looks at newspaper clippings) "Man wearing George Bush mask pulls girl into alley and sexually assaults her Halloween night."
Stabler: Or at least she assumed it was a mask. We never did catch that guy.

Beck: Maryellen had so many bite marks on her body, doctors couldn't count 'em all.
Brent: Well... one man's bite is another man's hickey.

Stabler: Just so you know... everybody loses it their first kid case.
Beck: I'll get used to it.
Stabler: When that happens, transfer out.

Novak: The bite mark evidence was thrown out.
Beck: Well, get it back in.
Stabler: Judge already ruled on it.
Novak: And because that evidence was our case, he threw out the indictment.
Beck: How could you let that happen?
Novak: I guess I suck.

Background information and notes[edit | edit source]

  • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Andrew Goldstein case. Goldstein was a mentally ill man who pushed Kendra Webdale in front of a subway train.
  • A reference to the original Law & Order episode "Asylum", where the search of a lean-to in Central Park was thrown out as it was considered to be the perpetrator's home. Mike Logan and Phil Cerreta did not have a warrant.
  • John Munch is reunited with his uncle, Andrew Munch. Munch's father killed himself when Munch was 13.
  • Connie Nielsen's and Jerry Lewis's characters exchange flirty dialogue about meeting in Paris for lunch. Nielsen's real-life film debut was Jerry Lewis's French film Par Où T'es Rentré? On T'a Pas Vu Sortir in 1984.

Goofs[edit | edit source]

  • When Stabler and Beck jump the subway turnstile at 38:00 they are clearly not filming in NYC. Also, the signage doesn't indicate which 86th St. station they are supposed to be in and the train never stops at the station.

Episode scene cards[edit | edit source]

1 2 3

Law Offices of
Folsom, Young & Klein
124 West 33rd Street
Monday, September 18

Manhattan Tennis Club
346 Eighth Avenue
Monday, September 18

Inwood Park
730 West 173rd Street
Monday, September 18

4 5 6

Meyer's Market
598 West 176th Street
Tuesday, September 19

Apartment of
John Munch
806 West 183rd Street
Tuesday, October 3

Psychiatric Center
Orangeburg, New York
Monday, October 9

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