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When detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a brutal attack on an unassuming, upstanding father, they find he’s also been branded on his chest with a wire coat hanger. Before long, another victim turns up who has suffered the same injuries. Once they track down the suspect, some startling memories surface that completely change the course of the case.

Episode Info

Episode number: 12x6
Airdate: Wednesday October 20th, 2010

Director: Peter Leto
Writer: Chris Brancato

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Oct 14, 2011

  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anne JamesAnne James
As Dr. Jane Larom
Joel de la FuenteJoel de la Fuente
As TARU Tech Ruben Morales
Lindsay CrouseLindsay Crouse
As Judge Andrews
Melissa SagemillerMelissa Sagemiller
As Assistant D.A. Gillian Hardwicke
Bess RousBess Rous
As Camille Walters
David Alan GrierDavid Alan Grier
As Defense Attorney Swift
Jason WilesJason Wiles
As Alexander Gammon
Kevin AlejandroKevin Alejandro
As Victor Ramos
Meredith PattersonMeredith Patterson
As Joyce Dixon
Michael GladisMichael Gladis
As Bill Dixon
Odeya RushOdeya Rush
As Hannah Milner
Main Cast
Christopher Meloni
As Detective Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay
As Sergeant Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer
As Sergeant John Munch
As Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
B.D. Wong
As Dr. George Huang
Tamara Tunie
As Dr. Melinda Warner, M.E.
Dann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)


A mom arrives home with her two kids. She reminds them that it's family
night, and they start grousing about not wanting to watch that stupid
show dad likes, where stars do the tango. The kids go to put their stuff
away, and she finds her husband stripped and bound behind the dining
room table. She calls the cops. Fin fills in Ell & Liv on the specifics.
There's no sign of a forced entry, so either he let them in, or they had
a key...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerTed Kotcheff  |  Neal Baer  |  Dick Wolf  |  Peter Jankowski
Co-Executive ProducerDawn DeNoon  |  Peter Leto  |  Jonathan Greene  |  Arthur W. Forney  |  Daniel Truly
Supervising ProducerRandy Roberts
ProducerDavid DeClerque  |  Gail Barringer
Co-ProducerJohn A. Smith  |  Speed Weed
Consulting ProducerJudith McCreary
Production DesignerDean Taucher
EditorJames Austin Stewart
CastingLynn Kressel
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyTom Weston (2)
Warning: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 12 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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