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While off-duty, Detective Rollins spots a young woman screaming in the back of a moving taxi. The SVU squad quickly identifies the victim as a rebellious teenager, estranged from her family and experimenting in the world of tattoos and self-mutilation. The case takes an unexpected turn when the Medical Examiner presents the detectives with a cleanly severed leg, reminiscent of a similar finding in an old unsolved case. The detectives are drawn into the psychological elements of self-mutilation and ritual amputation as they investigate two brothers in order to link the cases and find the missing woman.

Episode Info

Episode number: 13x22
Airdate: Wednesday May 16th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Jul 05, 2012

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Alex HernandezAlex Hernandez
As Pablo Desperon
Bridget BarkanBridget Barkan
As Elise Everly
Myk WatfordMyk Watford
As Captain Sam Reynolds
Ralph LucarelliRalph Lucarelli
As Nikos Attellades
Tamara TunieTamara Tunie
As Dr. Melinda Warner, M.E.
Tony CampisiTony Campisi
As Attorney
Anne VaccariAnne Vaccari
As Prostitute
Britt LowerBritt Lower
As Jess Hardwick
Constantine MaroulisConstantine Maroulis
As Seth Morentz
David EigenbergDavid Eigenberg
As Dr. Hal Brightman
Ilana LevineIlana Levine
As Shelly Raedo
Morgan LynchMorgan Lynch
As Nina Reedo
Nicholas MaccaroneNicholas Maccarone
As Kenji Yashimi
Patrick FischlerPatrick Fischler
As Dr. Gene Brightman
Paul WhittyPaul Whitty
As J.C. Cassidy
Ross BrodasRoss Brodas
As Bouncer
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 a girl on the phone telling someone that she is scared and wants to go home. She then enters a car rental service with a man sitting at a counter; the whole thing is then seen through security camera footage. The girl is told to go out by the man and as she stands outside the shop, a cab comes and stops near her and a hooded man comes out, the girl sees this and makes a run for it with the hooded man giving chase. It is then seen through the camera that the girl is being dragged by the hooded man into the cab. The cab then drives away, with the man in the rental service not noticing any of this. Meanwhile, Rollins introduces her previous captain Sam Reynolds to Fin and Nick who are playing pool. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  Peter Jankowski  |  Warren Leight
Co-Executive ProducerJulie Martin (1)  |  Arthur W. Forney
Supervising ProducerMark Goffman  |  Peter Leto  |  Randy Roberts
ProducerGail Barringer  |  Robin Veith  |  David DeClerque
Co-ProducerJonathan Strauss  |  Mark Dragin
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 22 guide may contain spoilers
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