Law and Order
SVU, Episode 7.21
Production number: 07022
First aired: 9 May 2006
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Written By
Paul Grellong

Directed By
Peter Leto


A mother is devastated by the revelation that her eight-year-old son has been sexually abused years after her ex-husband was sent to prison for molesting her older child, whose DNA now implicates him in his brother's case.


Benson informs Stabler that Lucas stopped at a coffee shop and he’s got an online talking to his accomplice. Getting the conversation on her computer Benson is able to track the address.

Stabler and Tutuola find the house where Teddy's abductor runs away from them. Stabler and the abductor fight with the abductor punching him away as he tries to escape but Stabler overpowers him. In his anger, Stabler starts viciously beating up the abductor. Tutuola arrives to spot the scene and Stabler regains his senses and tells him to arrest the latter. The Detectives soon find Teddy with his mouth gag and bind before freeing him.

At the hospital, a recovering Teddy apologizes to Stabler and realizes that his subscribers see him only as a sex object, and that he actually hurt his brother, and he subsequently gives up his clients.

At the precinct, Stabler sees Cragen talk with Benson who thanks Benson for her decision. Stabler believes Benson told the captain about what Ruben did but Benson reveals that she did not rat him out and sit down at her desk. Stabler then asks what she is doing at the precinct. Benson tells him that she works there.


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4 packs of coolers and a pack of condoms. What do you plan on getting frisky with the Hamburglar?

–Tutuola interrogating Ralph Zessner

Benson: I wasn't planning on coming back.
Stabler: It's in your blood.
Benson: That's the problem.

Background information and notes

  • Olivia returns to the squad at the end of this episode. She had requested a new partner in the episode "Fault" and was transferred to computer crimes in the previous episode "Fat".

Episode scene cards

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Hensal Residence
Queens, New York
Monday, April 17

Office of the
Medical Examiner
Monday, April 17

Eagle Plaza Apartments
548 East 11th Street
Wednesday, April 19

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CPU Crimes Unit
Wednesday, April 19

St. Mark's Hospital
Teddy Winnock's Room
Thursday, April 20

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