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A gunman storms a family's home, killing the parents and leaving their teenage daughter in critical condition. When a hate crime investigation turns into a dead end, Benson and the SVU detectives struggle to find a motive for such violence. The clues lead to a surprising revelation about Detective Rollins, which threatens her future in the Special Victims Unit.

Episode Info

Episode number: 13x14
Airdate: Wednesday February 15th, 2012

Director: Jim McKay
Writer: Bryan Goluboff

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) May 10, 2012


Guest Stars
Alan DavidsonAlan Davidson
As McCort
Alex ManetteAlex Manette
As Sidney Eckhouse
Betsy AidemBetsy Aidem
As Dr. Sloane
Danny MastrogiorgioDanny Mastrogiorgio
As Rob’s Father
Dawn Evans (1)Dawn Evans (1)
As Joan Eckhouse
Delaney WilliamsDelaney Williams
As Counselor John Buchanan
Eric KappenbergEric Kappenberg
As Anthony Parker
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
As Police Captain
Cady HuffmanCady Huffman
As Joan’s Work Partner
Elizabeth RodriguezElizabeth Rodriguez
As Carmen Vasquez
Esai MoralesEsai Morales
As Jimmy Vasquez
Jake T. AustinJake T. Austin
As Rob Fisher
Lauren KellyLauren Kelly
As Emmy Eckhouse
Miriam MoralesMiriam Morales
As CSU Technician

Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration
Main Cast
Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
As Lieutenant Olivia Benson
Danny PinoDanny Pino
As Detective Nick Amaro
Kelli GiddishKelli Giddish
As Detective Amanda Rollins
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
As Sergeant John Munch
As Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
Dann FlorekDann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen


The scene opens with Sidney, Joan and Emmy watching basketball. Sidney is the most enthused, and gets animated when his side is losing. Emmy wants to leave, but her dad pulls her right back into it. He bets his side will make a comeback on the scoreboard. Before long, the doorbell rings, and Joan gets it thinking they have the delivery man bringing the food. However, it is a man in a ski mask and a gun, who shoots at her. When SVU arrives, Joan lies dead at the doorway with a bullet in her head. Inside is Sidney with a bullet in his head. Emmy is being rushed to the emergency care after she has taken a shot in the head. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerWarren Leight  |  Peter Jankowski  |  Dick Wolf
Co-Executive ProducerJulie Martin (1)  |  Bryan Goluboff  |  Arthur W. Forney
Supervising ProducerMark Goffman  |  Peter Leto  |  Randy Roberts
ProducerGail Barringer  |  David DeClerque  |  Robin Veith
Co-ProducerMark Dragin  |  Jonathan Strauss
Consulting ProducerPeter Blauner
Associate ProducerMichael Ciliento
Production DesignerDean Taucher
EditorKaren I. Stern
CastingJonathan Strauss  |  Lynn Kressel
MusicMike Post
Costume DesignerTina Nigro
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
Story EditorDavid Matthews
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