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Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a travel writer, tied up with woman undergarments that are cutting off his air supply, and the main suspect is the landlord's boyfriend, but clues then turn to the landlord and her daughter. And then learning that the daughter had a sexual relationship with the tenant, things get even stranger for the detectives of the SVU.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: E0905
Airdate: Monday October 18th, 1999

Director: David Hugh Jones
Writer: Wendy West

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Guest Stars
Bruce Barney
As Richard Schiller
Dean Winters
As Detective Brian Cassidy
Erin Broderick
As Maureen Stabler
Henry Strozier
As John Freeman
Holiday Segal
As Kathleen Stabler
Isabel Gillies
As Kathy Stabler
Jeffrey Scaperrotta
As Dickie Stabler
John Dossett
As Tom/Scott Dayton
Kamal Marayati
As Patel
Lisa Tharps
As Prosecuting Attorney
Liza Lapira
As Waitress
Michelle Hurd
As Detective Monique Jeffries
Patricia Cook
As Elizabeth Stabler
Anne Hubbard
As Allison LoGreco
Lynn Collins
As Virginia Hayes
Marisa Redanty
As Dr. Ramsdale
Michael Mantell
As Jimmy Delmonico
Patricia Richardson
As Annabel Hayes
Roxanne Raja
As Policewoman
William Westenberg
As Ed Sostek
Main Cast
Christopher Meloni
As Detective Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay
As Sergeant Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer
As Sergeant John Munch
Dann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)
Episode Quotes
Det. Monique Jefferies: Is there anything you just accept?
Det. John Munch: Yes. Compliments.
Det. Monique Jefferies: Oh, no wonder you're so skeptical.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  David J. Burke  |  Robert Palm
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Jankowski  |  Ted Kotcheff
ProducerMichael R. Perry  |  David DeClerque
Co-ProducerJoe Lazarov
Consulting ProducerBilly Fox
Associate ProducerLynn Goldman
EditorDouglas Ibold
CastingJulie Tucker  |  Lynn Kressel
Unit Production ManagerLynn Goldman
MusicMike Post
Costume DesignerLeslie Yarmo
Director of PhotographyTony C. Jannelli
Story EditorWendy West
Executive Story EditorJohn Chambers
Warning: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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