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The team investigates the death of a partially clothed teenage boy wearing a leather mask. The detectives discover that the victim's best friend is the killer and has a video, showing that the boy's death was the result of a backyard wrestling match gone wrong. The trial ends with the boy's conviction on a lesser charge and is sentenced to probation when the key witness, the victim's girlfriend fails to show up at the sentencing hearing. When the girlfriend is injured in an attack instigated by the defendant, the case takes a bizarre turn when information surfaces that the girl is far older than she appears and has been defrauding the foster care system for over a decade.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x21
Production Number: 08020
Airdate: Tuesday May 15th, 2007

Director: David Platt
Writer: Dawn DeNoon

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Allison Siko
As Kathleen Stabler
Barry Bostwick
As Oliver Gates
Brian Anthony Wilson
As Milton Sarlove
Diane Cossa
As Dr. Merrins
Erin Broderick
As Maureen Stabler
Jeffrey Scaperrotta
As Dickie Stabler
Lisa Strum
As Tonya Majeski
Patricia Cook
As Elizabeth Stabler
Patricia Kalember
As Judge K. Taten
Peter McRobbie
As Judge Walter Bradley
Scott Sowers
As Tim
Tibor Feldman
As Dr. Cohen
Tina Fabrique
As Jeanne Hayes
Clark Middleton
As Landlord
Dan Leonard
As Riley Cuskey
Joanna Beckson
As Angela Farrell
Katherine Puma
As Virginia Cuskey
Keith Barber
As Darren Tolson
Kim Page
As Jury Forewoman
Laurie Dawn
As Clonie Blake
Michael Welch
As Scott Haston
Misti Traya
As Cassandra Sullivan
Ylfa Maria Edelstein
As Sonia Briglund
Main Cast
Christopher Meloni
As Detective Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay
As Sergeant Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer
As Sergeant John Munch
As Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
Diane Neal
As Assistant D.A. Casey Novak
B.D. Wong
As Dr. George Huang
Tamara Tunie
As Dr. Melinda Warner, M.E.
Dann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)
Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerTed Kotcheff  |  Neal Baer  |  Dick Wolf  |  Peter Jankowski
Co-Executive ProducerPatrick Harbinson  |  Dawn DeNoon  |  Amanda Green  |  Arthur W. Forney  |  Jonathan Greene
Supervising ProducerRandy Roberts  |  Peter Leto
ProducerGail Barringer  |  David DeClerque
Co-ProducerSheyna Kathleen Smith
Consulting ProducerJudith McCreary
Production DesignerDean Taucher
EditorJon Koslowsky
CastingLynn Kressel  |  Jonathan Strauss
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyPhil Oetiker
Executive Story EditorPaul Grellong
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