"Unholiest Alliance"
SVU, Episode 17.18
Production number: 17018
First aired: 23 March 2016
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Teleplay By
Warren Leight & Julie Martin

Story By
Kevin Fox & Brendan Feeney

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac


When one of their own is implicated in a cover-up, the SVU struggles to unravel a sex trafficking operation deeply rooted in government offices, the police department, and the Catholic Church.


Episode plot


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


Episode references


Fin: Why keep all this?
Carisi: Cause they're Catholics. They don't get rid of anything. They just bury it.
Fin: Either Tucker's dirty or someone's setting him up good.
Dodds: Tucker says there's no point. His cousin doesn't have a soul to save.
Olivia: I almost feel sorry for Eugene.
Lt. Tucker: I don't.

Background information and notes

  • This episode is a continuation of the previous episode, Manhattan Transfer.
  • This episode is based in part on the sex scandal of Reverend Peter Miqueli​​, who used money from church collection to pay for a home with an S&M dungeon, where he was submissive to a cowboy sex master, Keith Crist. They were eventually outed by Crist's girlfriend.

Episode scene cards

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Internal Affairs Bureau
315 Hudson Street
Saturday, March 5

Saint Swithens
Episcopal Church
235 Ashland Place
Yonkers, New York
Saturday, March 5

St. Fabiola's Academy
391 East 146th Street
Sunday, March 6

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Apartment of
Father Eugene O'Hanigan
15 North Oxford Street
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Monday, March 7

John F. Kennedy Airport
Holding Room
Saturday, March 12

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