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The abduction of a baby from a city playground quickly turns into a custody dispute when the kidnapper swears she is the child's biological mother. She also claims the father is a high-powered legal expert, sending Detectives Benson and Amaro on an investigation that forever changes the lives of two unsuspecting families.

Source: NBC

Episode Info  

Episode number: 14x7
Airdate: Wednesday November 14th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Nov 22, 2012
DE (Vox) Dec 20, 2013
NZ (TV3) Aug 09, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Scott BakulaScott Bakula
As Kent Webster

Guest Stars
Ami BrabsonAmi Brabson
As Judge Karyn Blake
David PittuDavid Pittu
As Counselor Linus Tate
Jessica HechtJessica Hecht
As Gillian Webster
Kelly KirklynKelly Kirklyn
As Lawyer
Laurine TowlerLaurine Towler
As Counselor Melissa Braxton
Priscilla LopezPriscilla Lopez
As Judge Shira Suarez
Tamara TunieTamara Tunie
As Dr. Melinda Warner, M.E.
Abby JackmanAbby Jackman
As Hannah Webster
Bijou PhillipsBijou Phillips
As Dia Nobile
Dina DrewDina Drew
As Helicopter Mom
Gilbert SotoGilbert Soto
As Detective
John Patrick DriscollJohn Patrick Driscoll
As Allen Clyde
Liza J. BennettLiza J. Bennett
As Josie Leddy
Luke KirbyLuke Kirby
As Braydon Leddy
Mackenzie ShiversMackenzie Shivers
As Kent's Assistant
Rosal ColonRosal Colon
As Carmen Silva

Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration
Main Cast
Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
As Lieutenant 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 the scene of a park where little children are playing. A mother play’s around with her daughter Tessa, while being filmed by the father. The mother leaves for some office work and leaves Tessa with her father. The father gets busy with his phone and leaves the girl to play with the other kids. Later, both parents discover that Tessa is missing. They look around the park and call out to her, but do not find her anywhere. Later, Olivia and Nick talk to both the parents. The father shows Nick the pictures of Tessa he took at the park in the morning. In one of the pictures a suspicious looking guy is seen in the background, looking Tessa’s way. ..

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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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