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As he prepares to testify against pimp Bart Ganzel, a woman comes forward claiming that Brian Cassidy raped her while he was an undercover detective. ADA Barba, Detective Benson and the SVU squad nervously await the outcome of the trial, concerned for Cassidy as well as the ongoing prosecution of Ganzel. When prosecutor Derek Strauss pushes hard for a win, Cassidy and his lawyer use some surprising methods of defense, with shocking consequences for Detective Amaro.

Source: NBC

Episode Info  

Episode number: 14x17
Airdate: Wednesday March 20th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) May 09, 2013
DK (Kanal 5) Apr 21, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Dean WintersDean Winters
As Officer Brian Cassidy

Guest Stars
Ami BrabsonAmi Brabson
As Judge Karyn Blake
Andrea NavedoAndrea Navedo
As Cynthia Mancheno
Greg GermannGreg Germann
As Assistant D.A. Derek Strauss
Jaden Matthew RodriguezJaden Matthew Rodriguez
As Gil Mancheno
Raúl EsparzaRaúl Esparza
As Assistant D.A. Rafael Barba
Reg E. CatheyReg E. Cathey
As Counselor Barry Querns
Scott William WintersScott William Winters
As Detective Joe "Doom" Dumas
Sonia ManzanoSonia Manzano
As Judge Gloria Pepitone
John VentimigliaJohn Ventimiglia
As Bobby Navarro
Ken SchwarzKen Schwarz
As Counselor Richard Lucas
Robyn RikoonRobyn Rikoon
As Heather Riggs
Roy JacksonRoy Jackson
As Roberto Chavez
Tara MartellTara Martell
As Brianna

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 ADA Barba rehearsing with Detective Cassidy, who will be testifying in the Bart Ganzel case. A woman comes to the station and tells Nick that she was raped by a cop. The woman is claiming Cassidy raped her when he was working undercover four years ago. She never saw him again until she recognized his photo in the papers about the Ganzel trial. Munch feels a woman showing up and claiming something like this, right at the time when Cassidy is going to testify against Ganzel, is too much of a coincidence. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerJulie Martin (1)  |  Michael Smith (7)  |  Warren Leight  |  Peter Jankowski  |  Dick Wolf
Co-Executive ProducerArthur W. Forney  |  Ed Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerKevin Fox  |  Peter Blauner
ProducerJonathan Starch  |  Kenneth G. Brown (1)
Co-ProducerJonathan Strauss  |  Mark Dragin  |  Michael Ciliento
Consulting ProducerGwendolyn Parker
Production DesignerDean Taucher
EditorLeon Ortiz-Gil
CastingJonathan Strauss  |  Lynn Kressel
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
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