Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 2 Episode 5

Baby Killer

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: The drawing that Elias makes during the scene with Olivet is not the same one shown in the courtroom scene. The drawing shown in the courtroom scene has more flames than the original drawing did.

  • Quotes

    • Mrs. Barrera: Here it is. (takes her gun out of her purse and points it at Tutuola and Munch)
      Tutuola and Munch: Whoa! (put their hands in the air)
      Munch: You carry that thing in your purse?
      Mrs. Barrera: Sometimes I work at the hospital until 3 in the morning, I have to take a subway, a bus, and walk four blocks to get home.
      Tutuola: Carrying a concealed weapon is a felony.
      Mrs. Barrera: I don't, I leave it at home so the appliances can defend themselves.

    • (About prosecuting a seven-year-old boy.)
      Alex Cabot: Why don't we just apply for a change of venue to Texas so we can have him executed?
      Charlie Phillips: No, Manhattan Family Court will be sufficient.

    • Don Cragen: Get Fin. Locate friends, family, neighbors, school, anyone he coulda' got that gun from. As slipshod as the screening process is, I doubt he bought it himself.

    • Lab Technician: Compact, lightweight, hammerless.
      Olivia Benson: So simple, even a seven-year-old could use it.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Kayla Rolland case. Kayla was only six years old when, on February 29, 2000, she was shot by a classmate and died a half hour later. The young boy, later identified as James Owens, was never held responsible for his actions as the courts deemed he was too young to be charged. He had gotten the gun from under his uncle's mattress, and the authorities truly believe he had no idea what he truly did.