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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

Special Guest Stars
Dean WintersDean Winters
As Detective Brian Cassidy
Paget BrewsterPaget Brewster
As Bureau Chief Paula Foster

Guest Stars
Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin
As Captain Steven Harris
Amy HargreavesAmy Hargreaves
As Iris Petersen
Brooke SmithBrooke Smith
As Delia Wilson
Courtney ReedCourtney Reed
As Uniform Officer Alana Gonzalez
Jason CerboneJason Cerbone
As Terrence Quinn
Laura BenantiLaura Benanti
As Maria Grazie
Michael MastroMichael Mastro
As Judge D. Serani
Michael PottsMichael Potts
As NYPD Detective
Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson
As Bart Ganzel
Pippa BlackPippa Black
As Carissa Gibson
Reg E. CatheyReg E. Cathey
As Ganzel’s Attorney
Ron RifkinRon Rifkin
As Defense Attorney Marvin Exley
Sharon WashingtonSharon Washington
As Supreme Court Judge
Sue SimmonsSue Simmons
As Sue Simmons
Tamara TunieTamara Tunie
As Dr. Melinda Warner, M.E.

Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration
Main Cast
Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
As Sergeant 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 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)
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