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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.
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. ..Read the full recap