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Enrique Rodriquez, a working-class Catholic man is determined to seek justice for his sister when he finds out that she's part of a church cover-up. The scandal is made public when Father Shea, a priest, is pulled from his car and brutally beaten. When the police arrive, they arrest Fin's ex-wife's brother, Sam Randall. Despite Sam's former criminal record and various stints behind bars, Fin doesn't think Sam is their man and asks his SVU partners for help getting to the bottom of the case.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 14x10
Airdate: Wednesday January 02nd, 2013

Director: Courtney Hunt
Writer: Kevin Fox

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Mar 07, 2013
DK (Kanal 5) Mar 03, 2014
NZ (TV3) Aug 30, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Denis ODenis O'Hare
As Father Shea

Guest Stars
Alison FernandezAlison Fernandez
As Zara Amaro
Jon FredaJon Freda
As Public Defender
Lisa Gay HamiltonLisa Gay Hamilton
As Teresa Randall
Nathan Lee GrahamNathan Lee Graham
As Assistant D.A.
Peter GeretyPeter Gerety
As Judge Peter Harrison
Tamara TunieTamara Tunie
As Dr. Melinda Warner, M.E.
Daniel RaymontDaniel Raymont
As Benitez
Eric LaRay HarveyEric LaRay Harvey
As Sam Randall
Gizel JimenezGizel Jimenez
As Angelica Rodriguez
Jaden HarmonJaden Harmon
As Dante Randall
Melissa MarsalaMelissa Marsala
As Margarita
Nicolette PieriniNicolette Pierini
As Sofia Santiago
Rene OjedaRene Ojeda
As Old Latino Man
René IfrahRené Ifrah
As Office Bracken
Theo RossiTheo Rossi
As Enrique Rodriguez
Tony PlanaTony Plana
As Monsignor Menendez
Victor CruzVictor Cruz
As Adam Benitez

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 at an office party of the SVU Unit. Its yuletide and everyone is busy celebrating. A little girl named Sophia gives a priest her painting, while he is sitting in his car. He tells her how much she likes the painting and hugs her. Just then someone breaks his car window. The priest asks Sophia to run. The person drags the priest out of the car and begins beating him up. Sophia hides and from a distance sees the whole thing. Later the senseless priest is sent to hospital by the cops. A homeless man is found nearby and blamed for the whole thing. ..

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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
EditorLeon Ortiz-Gil
CastingLynn Kressel  |  Jonathan Strauss
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
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