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The SVU squad is reeling from the fallout after Captain Cragen wakes up with a dead escort - a potential witness in an SVU case - in his bed. Tensions run high at the precinct as the detectives contend with District Attorney Paula Foster's investigation of Cragen, as well as the arrival of a tough new captain, Steven Harris. Brian Cassidy treads an increasingly narrow line as an undercover cop in Bart Ganzel's escort organization, as Detective Nick Amaro struggles with the case and his marriage (Part 1).

Source: NBC


Episode Info


Episode number: 14x1
Airdate: Wednesday September 26th, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Oct 04, 2012
DE (Vox) Nov 15, 2013
NZ (TV3) Jun 28, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Dean Winters
As Detective Brian Cassidy
Recurring
Paget Brewster
As Bureau Chief Paula Foster
Recurring

Guest Stars
Adam Baldwin
As Captain Steven Harris
Recurring
Amy Hargreaves
As Iris Petersen
Recurring
Brooke Smith
As Delia Wilson
Recurring
Courtney Reed
As Uniform Officer Alana Gonzalez
Recurring
Jason Cerbone
As Terrence Quinn
Recurring
Laura Benanti
As Maria Grazie
Recurring
Michael Mastro
As Judge D. Serani
Recurring
Michael Potts
As NYPD Detective
Recurring
Peter Jacobson
As Bart Ganzel
Recurring
Pippa Black
As Carissa Gibson
Recurring
Reg E. Cathey
As Ganzel’s Attorney
Recurring
Ron Rifkin
As Defense Attorney Marvin Exley
Recurring
Sharon Washington
As Supreme Court Judge
Recurring
Sue Simmons
As Sue Simmons
Recurring
Tamara Tunie
As Dr. Melinda Warner, M.E.
Recurring
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
Ice-T
As Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
Dann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)

Recap

The episode begins with Olivia receiving a call from the Captain, in the middle of the night. She is shocked at something the Captain tells her. Flashback to 14 hours earlier, Delia Wilson’s lawyer is shown telling Olivia and team that she “has the goods on everyone”. “You just don’t know how deep this goes” he adds. All that transpired earlier is then shown. Carissa is shown meeting Cragen at a deli, where she tells him she trusts him. Carissa then lies to Cragen that Nick earlier told her “he could protect me if I went to a hotel with him”. Cragen is then shown visibly lost while walking on the road, and Carissa gives him company. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerJulie Martin (1)  |  Warren Leight  |  Dick Wolf  |  Peter Jankowski
Co-Executive ProducerArthur W. Forney  |  Michael Smith (7)  |  Ed Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerPeter Blauner  |  Kevin Fox
ProducerKenneth G. Brown (1)  |  Jonathan Starch
Co-ProducerJonathan Strauss  |  Michael Ciliento  |  Mark Dragin
Consulting ProducerGwendolyn Parker
Production DesignerDean Taucher
EditorJames Austin Stewart
CastingLynn Kressel  |  Jonathan Strauss
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
 
Warning: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 14 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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