Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Redemption

Season 3, Ep 6, Aired 11/2/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Stabler is teamed up with John 'Hawk' Hawkins to capture a serial rapist/murderer whom Hawk originally convicted years earlier. As the investigation progresses, the more unlikely it becomes that the convicted culprit was guilty. Hawk is then at a crossroads about his life and his prestige as an officer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dann Florek

    Capt. Donald Cragen

  • Richard Belzer

    Det. John Munch

  • Mariska Hargitay

    Det. Olivia Benson

  • Christopher Meloni

    Det. Elliot Stabler

  • Jeff Eckerle

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Unlikely plot, unlikable guest star

    By erbylikewhoa, Aug 29, 2008

  • Stabler joins up to take down a Serial Rapist/Murder

    By Vanture, Aug 13, 2008

  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    By ourkissgoodbye, Feb 17, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Fin: (after meeting Hawkins for the first time) Who the hell was that? Stabler: Wyatt Earp.

    • Nurse: He kept hitting on me. Olivia Benson: Why was he here so long? Nurse: He would have been out of here sooner, but I saw the wedding ring. Each time he made a move on me I moved his chart to the bottom of the pile.

    • Munch: Can you spell that please? Neighbor: D-U-M-B-M-A-S.

    • John Hawk: Your partner always so friendly? Elliot Stabler: Well, she just doesn't like you. John Hawk: Wait 'til she gets to know me.

    • (At a crime scene.) Fin Tutuola: (holds up a white rose) Look at this. John Munch: A romantic psycho. Elliot Stabler: And I thought my day couldn't get any worse.

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    Notes (1)

    • On a table in the home of John Hawk (David Keith) was a University of Tennessee football helmet. In reality, Keith was born and raised in Knoxville, TN and graduated from his hometown university in the mid 1970's with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater.

    Allusions (2)

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Albert DeSalvo killings.

    • Det. John Hawkins: 'All that's required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.' This is a portion of a famous quote by Edmund Burke (1729-1797). Burke was a famous orator and member of the British Parliament beginning in 1765. He was famous for advocating limits on the power of rulers and speaking out against injustices to individuals. During the Revolutionary War Burke urged the British government to allow the colonists to enjoy all the rights of Englishmen.

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