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When a school nurse notices several injuries on a young girl, the SVU detectives are called in to investigate. A closer look at her family reveals a mother struggling to manage the violent outbursts of her nine year old son. As the SVU squad and the visiting Dr. Huang debate an appropriate course of treatment, the situation rapidly explodes into a dangerous standoff. Meanwhile, Detective Amaro tries to establish a relationship with his newly discovered son.

Source: NBC

Episode Info  

Episode number: 14x19
Airdate: Wednesday April 03rd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) May 23, 2013

Special Guest Stars
Hope DavisHope Davis
As Viola Mesner

Guest Stars
Alex ManetteAlex Manette
As Tom Mesner
Andrea NavedoAndrea Navedo
As Cynthia Mancheno
B.D. WongB.D. Wong
As Dr. George Huang
Emily DorschEmily Dorsch
As Principal Hannah Schwartz
Jaden Matthew RodriguezJaden Matthew Rodriguez
As Gil Mancheno
Jessica PhillipsJessica Phillips
As Assistant D.A. Pippa Cox
Adam DannheisserAdam Dannheisser
As Adam Burke
Andrea GalloAndrea Gallo
As Nurse
Brooke LiddellBrooke Liddell
As Ruby Mesner
Ethan CutkoskyEthan Cutkosky
As Henry Mesner
Jerome McIntoshJerome McIntosh
As Fire Fighter
Jessica ZinderJessica Zinder
As Alanis Grey
Kiley LiddellKiley Liddell
As Ruby Mesner
Kyle SuttonKyle Sutton
As Toby Burke
Larisa PolonskyLarisa Polonsky
As Irina Janovic

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 Irina, a babysitter, looking after two little kids, Henry and Ruby, in a busy household. In school, Ruby is shown sitting at the nurse’s office and telling the nurse that her head and her stomach hurts. The nurse finds a bump on Ruby’s head and a bruise on her stomach. She looks worried. Nick and Olivia arrive at the school after they are informed about Ruby’s injuries. Olivia has a talk with Ruby, who says she was pushed by a monster. Ruby’s mom is called in and she tells Olivia and Nick that Irina dropped Ruby off at school and also that Ruby was fine, when she left home in the morning. ..

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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
EditorJames Austin Stewart
CastingJonathan Strauss  |  Lynn Kressel
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
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