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As Detective Tutuola's son Ken prepares to tell his father that he is getting married, his fiancé is brutally assaulted by a street gang. He’s the latest in a string of recent hate crimes against gay men, and before the SVU squad can arrest a suspect, a school teacher is similarly brutalized even though he doesn't fit the pattern. As the detectives search for a connection, they learn that he was dismissed from an elite private school for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. In trying to make their case, they quickly realize the facts don't add up and another teacher may hold the clues to what really happened.

Episode Info

Episode number: 13x21
Airdate: Wednesday May 09th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Jun 28, 2012

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Stephanie March
As Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cabot
Martha Stewart
As Eleanor Hastings

Guest Stars
Bernie Matthew Rau
As NYPD Officer
Ernest Waddell
As Ken Randall
Jacqueline Hendy
As Attorney Crane
Lenny Venito
As Ray Gabardelli
Olivia Ford
As Marisol Pavel
Warren Kelley
As George Overby
Abby Royle
As Carole Simms
Betty Gilpin
As Natalie Relay
Dylan Minnette
As Luca Gabardelli
Eddie Bernard
As Richardo
Jane Adams (2)
As Joann Parsons
Miguel Govea
As Alejandro Pavel
Paula Jon Derose
As Cherry Gabardelli
Tony Hale
As Rick Simms
Main Cast
Mariska Hargitay
As Sergeant Olivia Benson
Danny Pino
As Detective Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish
As Detective Amanda Rollins
Richard Belzer
As Sergeant John Munch
As Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
Dann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)


The episode begins with Fin’s son introducing his partner Alejandro to John. Alejandro and Fin’s son want to get married, and they want John to help them with how they should spring this news on Fin. John tells them to just be honest and tell him everything upfront. Alejandro then walks down the pavement in fairly pleased mood, after having parted ways with John and Fin’s son. Just then a few guys jump out of a van, put a bag on his head, throw him into a van and drive away. They then throw him into a room, and tell one of the guys to beat him with a baseball bat. Later at the precinct, Fin’s son comes and falls into his father’s arms crying. Fin is baffled by this behavior of his. Meanwhile, Alejandro gives his statement while lying on a hospital bed, badly beaten up. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerWarren Leight  |  Peter Jankowski  |  Dick Wolf
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Smith (7)  |  Julie Martin (1)  |  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
EditorJames Austin Stewart
CastingJonathan Strauss  |  Lynn Kressel
MusicMike Post
Costume DesignerTina Nigro
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
Story EditorDavid Matthews
Warning: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 13 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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