SVU, Episode 9.15
Production number: 9015
First aired: 15 April 2008
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Benson Undercover
Written By
Mark Goffman

Directed By
David Platt

Detective Olivia Benson puts herself in great danger as she goes undercover in a prison.


After a teenage girl is found raped in a community garden, Benson and Stabler realize the girl has a mother who is in a female correction facility. After the rape kit on the girl goes missing, the detectives realize one of the corrections officers at the facility is raping and brutalizing women. Without the rape kit however Benson and Stabler have no proof so Benson goes in undercover at the same facility to catch the officer. She herself is almost raped in the basement of the facility, but Fin, being undercover himself, manages to stop the attack just in time.


Episode summary


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



"Who's the bitch now?"

- Benson

"Captain, huh? You look more like a private to me."  "We'll have to enlarge it for the jury, but it's right where Ashley said it was. "

-Detective Elliot Stabler and Dr. Melinda Warner 

"I got nothing to say to you. Talk to my lawyer."
"You first. You're going to need him."
"Get him outta my prison."
"Lowell Harris, you are under arrest for rape. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you."

- Detectives Benson and Stabler arrest Harris

Background information and notes

  • First episode aired following the SGA Writers Strike.
  • Matthew Cowles was "Lemonhead" in L&O "Asylum" epsisode 2.4.

Episode scene cards

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Apartment of Rick Tyler
263 East 97th Street
Brownsville, New York
Thursday, February 21

Correctional Facility
Visitation Room
Friday, February 22

Correctional Facility
Exercise Yard
Tuesday, February 26

Mercy General Hospital
Isolation Ward 365 West 32nd Street
Tuesday, February 26

Mercy General Hospital
Isolation Ward 365 West 32nd Street
Wednesday, February 27

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