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When an art patron, Cindi, discovers a gruesome work of art, it leads gallery visitors to find a woman dead in her apartment above. Detectives Benson and Stabler look into the victim’s personal contacts in search of suspects, including the victim’s close friend Annette Cole. The detectives soon discover a work environment that leads them to question if bullying does go beyond the playground.

Episode Info

Episode number: 12x18
Airdate: Wednesday February 23rd, 2011

Director: Helen Shaver
Writer: Ken Storer

Alternate Airdates:


  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Emily MeadeEmily Meade
As Corrine Stafford
Joel de la FuenteJoel de la Fuente
As TARU Tech Ruben Morales
Luann De LessepsLuann De Lesseps
As Cindi
Madison ArnoldMadison Arnold
As Don Fielding
Renée FlemingRenée Fleming
voiced Justin's Mother
Alice CallahanAlice Callahan
As Maureen Eland
Brendan DonaldsonBrendan Donaldson
As Andreas Hemming
David CostabileDavid Costabile
As Bruce Clarkson
Kate BurtonKate Burton
As Annette Cole
Michael SiberryMichael Siberry
As David Watson
Shane McRaeShane McRae
As Justin Jennings
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)


An artist named Andreas tells a man that three people in Missouri
complained about his work and he lost funding. A woman starts calling
his name, and the man tells him "Here comes your new funding." She finds
him and greets him with a kiss. His work is brilliant, especially the
one in the other room. She starts to drag him away as he exclaims that
all HIS paintings are in the room they're leaving. The 'painting' is
vertical blood stains trailing down from somewhere above...

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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-ProducerSpeed Weed
Consulting ProducerJudith McCreary
Production DesignerDean Taucher
EditorJames Austin Stewart
CastingLynn Kressel
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyGeorge Pattison
Warning: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 12 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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