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In the series' landmark 300th episode, a young boy from Morningside Heights is kidnapped while in the care of his father, and the investigation reminds Captain Cragen, Sergeant Munch and Detective Benson of an unsolved kidnapping that occurred in the same neighborhood thirteen years ago. While the entire squad races against the clock to find the missing boy, Benson vows to learn from past mistakes to set both cases right.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 14x5
Airdate: Wednesday October 24th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Nov 01, 2012
DE (Vox) Dec 06, 2013
NZ (TV3) Jul 26, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Gordana Rashovich
As Mrs. Lomatin
Liza Colon-Zayas
As Delores Hernandez
Mili Avital
As Laurie Colfax
Ramsey Faragallah
As Rudy Singh
Susan Kim
As Detective Emily Ling
Alex Karpovsky
As Auxiliary Officer Stephen Lomatin
Hamish Linklater
As David Morris
Jenna Wolfe
As Herself
Luke Fava
As Wyatt Morris
Tom Sizemore
As Lewis Hodda
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 in 1999, with flyers being put everywhere of a young boy Hector Rodriguez missing. The scene flashes forward to 2000 and the boy’s mother is shown praying in front of a memorial erected on a pavement, for the boy. The scene then flashes forward to 2006 and the memorial is all but forgotten. The scene then flashes forward to 2009 and a husband and wife duo is seen walking with their son from in front of the memorial. The scene then flashes forward to 2012 and the husband is seen again, but this time he is alone and is going to pick up his son. He once again walks from in front of the memorial. ..

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Episode Notes
300th episode.

Chris Orbach, son of long-time "Law & Order" actor Jerry Orbach, was to guest star as Duty Captain Ken Briscoe. However, his scenes were deleted.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Norah JonesWaitingOpening and closing song.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerJulie Martin (1)  |  Warren Leight  |  Dick Wolf  |  Peter Jankowski
Co-Executive ProducerEd Zuckerman  |  Arthur W. Forney  |  Michael Smith (7)
Supervising ProducerKevin Fox  |  Peter Blauner
ProducerJonathan Starch  |  Kenneth G. Brown (1)
Co-ProducerMichael Ciliento  |  Jonathan Strauss  |  Mark Dragin
Consulting ProducerGwendolyn Parker
Production DesignerDean Taucher
EditorLeon Ortiz-Gil  |  Karen I. Stern
CastingLynn Kressel  |  Jonathan Strauss
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
Warning: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 14 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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