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While video chatting with his wife on the way home from an international business trip, a Wall Street executive watches an intruder assault and abduct her. The kidnappers demand ransom, and Detectives Benson, Amaro, Rollins, and Tutuola are on the scene when the missing housewife arrives to pick up the money. She frantically tells the detectives about her ordeal, but Benson grows suspicious of her story. The SVU squad and Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak dig deeper to find out who the real victim is in this increasingly complicated case.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 13x18
Airdate: Wednesday April 18th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Jun 07, 2012

Special Guest Stars
Diane NealDiane Neal
As Assistant D.A. Casey Novak
Chloë SevignyChloë Sevigny
As Christine Hartwell

Guest Stars
Carsey Walker, Jr.Carsey Walker, Jr.
As Darel Jefferson
Gameela WrightGameela Wright
As Jury Foreperson
Jenna SternJenna Stern
As Judge Elana Barth
Johnny SoloJohnny Solo
As Brad Hayes
Laura BenantiLaura Benanti
As Maria Grazie
Matt LoGuercioMatt LoGuercio
As Juror Number Seven
Ron RifkinRon Rifkin
As Defense Attorney Marvin Exley
Angel PaiAngel Pai
As Lien
Josh RandallJosh Randall
As Justin Geld
Laurie KennedyLaurie Kennedy
As Grandmother
Lucy FavaLucy Fava
As Madison Hartwell
Rich SommerRich Sommer
As Boyd Hartwell
Shawn HatosyShawn Hatosy
As Kevin Fahey

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 episode begins, and Boyd Hartwell is ready to fly back to New York where he lives from Hong Kong, after a business trip. He begins video chatting with his wife who is in New York, the conversation gets a bit intimate, just then the doorbell rings. At the door is a masked man with a gun who she is visibly shocked to see. The man proceeds to rape her, with Boyd watching on helplessly from thousands of miles away. He is visibly mortified at what has just transpired. Meanwhile, Benson and Amaro arrive at Boyd’s apartment. Boyd though is at the moment unreachable, as he on the flight back home, he called his mother and told her everything before boarding the flight. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  Peter Jankowski  |  Warren Leight
Co-Executive ProducerArthur W. Forney  |  Bryan Goluboff  |  Julie Martin (1)  |  Michael Smith (7)
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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