Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 1 Episode 18

Chat Room

4
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 14, 2000 on NBC
8.5
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When a teenage girl comes into the squad room to tell the detectives that she was raped by a man she met on the internet, the detectives set up a special sting operation, but end up stepping on some highly-placed toes as Munch plays the kid to net the big fish.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the show law and order svu a young girl says she was raped and so they do a little investgating turns out she lied about the story and they get a hold of a computer and a guy that is a petfile and others like him but turns out the fbi was also do a sting operation and they got mad when there cover was blown this was a good story and the guy that was aressted gave up otheres guys so he would do less time and that is why i gave ita 8.5 becasue it was a very interesting epmoreless
  • Chat Room

    10
    This is why it is never good to talk to strangers, especially over the internet. A girl is raped by a person she met over the internet and reported to the Special Victims Unit. Detective John Munch had to pretend he was a teenage girl to try and catch this guy but by doing though, they interfered with an undercover FBI operation. Cragen was in hot water. As many know, Elliot always parallels the case with his kids. This time he read through his daughter's e-mail and she got really mad at him. He then put a password lock on the computer. Elliot was being over protective and explained everything to his daughter and she ended up forgiving him. This shows how Elliot was a good, calm fellow back in the first seasons before his divorce with Kathy. Overall, I thought this was a well written episode.moreless
  • One of my favourite episodes.

    9.9
    I really liked this episode, becuase for the first time they are dealing with the issue of the internet. I don't know how many of you out there who have dealt with dodgy people on the internet, but i know they are out there and that they are a very real threat. So in this episode we ind out that a group of child molesters are using the internet to track down young children. It is only when a young woman claims to be raped by one of these internet men that the team start to crack down on them. Also it was intresting to see that Stapler began to wonder if one of his children could be chatting with one of these perverts. So overall i thought this was a fantastic episode and i really enjoyed it.moreless
  • This episode is about a girl whp reports that she was raped by a guy she met online.

    10
    It seems the girl who said she was raped is lieing and finally she admits that the guy did want to meet her but she wasn't raped by him and that guy was a rapist who rapes a little 13 year old girl whos crazy gramdma sells panties online . thats where he met her he ordered her , he ordered some and then went to meet the girl and then he gets arrested and promises to lead the detectives to more perves for less time in prison so he does . and it includes a bucn of teachers .moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    9.5
    When a young girl reports that she had been raped, Detectives Benson and Stabler start their search looking for an online preditor known as the "YachtsMan." As the episode progresses, you find out that the "YachtsMan" likes to set dates with young girls, and then photograph them in compromising positions. The special victims unit detectives uncover an entire community of pedophiles who use the internet to meet their victims.



    This is a great episode. It opens your eyes to see what danger is really out there. When you are online, everything you do it tracked and can all lead back to you. It teaches you to be careful.moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Det. Monique Jeffries

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Reed Birney

Reed Birney

Harry Waters

Guest Star

Jenna Stern

Jenna Stern

A.D.A. Kathleen Eastman

Guest Star

Ben Shenkman

Ben Shenkman

Kenneth Brill

Guest Star

Erin Broderick

Erin Broderick

Maureen Stabler

Recurring Role

Isabel Gillies

Isabel Gillies

Kathy Stabler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Don Cragen: (after the FBI has interfered with SVU's investigation) Don't you ever bad-mouth my people in their own station house.
      Agent Schreck: Better get used to it. 'Cause when I tell Langley how an operation that involved nine regional bureaus got blown, your name is gonna be prominently featured.
      Don Cragen: It's spelled C-R-A-G-E-N. And we were doing what we always do, which is to take pedophiles off the street!
      Agent Schreck: Four collars, at the expense of hundreds more, who, right now, are getting e-mail telling them the cops are on 'em.
      Don Cragen: It's a hell of a lot more than you did for us!
      Agent Schreck: It was an undercover operation!!
      Don Cragen: You were in my city investigating sex crimes, and you didn't see fit to give me a heads-up?!
      Agent Schreck: We're dealing with virtual world, which is everywhere and nowhere!
      Don Cragen: But eventually, you gotta put real-life cuffs on a real-life perp!
      Agent Schreck: It's not just you! We were in Los Angeles and Chicago and dozens of other places! It's for the right reason. We wanted to bring in the big predators.
      Don Cragen: That's why the bad guys were runnin' rings around us.
      Agent Schreck: Why?
      Don Cragen: Because they're workin' together, and we're not.

    • John Munch: Exactly what do child molestors talk about when they get together?

    • Keith: They're just pictures.
      Elliot Stabler: THEY'RE NOT JUST PICTURES! They're underaged girls, they're scared, drugged and being photographed without their permission.

    • Elliot Stabler: (hitting some keys) Okay. I'll take it off ... that's not working ... do you know how to fix this?
      Maureen Stabler: (presses a few keys) Those child lock things are a joke.
      Elliot Stabler: That quick, huh?
      Maureen Stabler: Yes. When are you going to start trusting me?
      Elliot Stabler: I trust you. Look, sometimes I bring my work home with me. Right now, I'm chasing this guy out there in ... cyberspace who goes after little girls. You know how I lock up all the doors and windows? (Maureen nods) Now they're coming in through there. This is about fear. This is not about trust.
      Maureen Stabler: Stop reading my e-mail.
      Elliot Stabler: Okay. I promise. And I'm sorry.

    • Elliot Stabler: He flashed her. He perved her in ways she's not even aware of.
      Donald Cragen: Okay. How about this? He entered into an improper relationship with a minor.
      Elliot Stabler: You just said 'No real sex'. According to her story.
      Donald Cragen: He doesn't know that. He doesn't know what she told us.
      Elliot Stabler: Oh. Now, Captain. You're not suggesting we lie to the poor man, are ya?
      Donald Cragen: Absolutely not. Role-playing. Fantasy. Make-believe. That crap he's been peddling to us about victimless crimes.

    • Elliot Stabler: (to Keith) Look. Someone comes to me and says they want to store illegal stuff in my garage, he's either my best friend or I'm getting something out of the deal.

    • (A perp is trying to lie to Benson and Stabler.)
      Elliot Stabler: Do we look like imbeciles to you?

    • Maureen Stabler: Now you want to go in my journal?
      Elliot Stabler: No. (Pauses.) You have a journal?
      Maureen Stabler: Unbelievable!

    • Kathy Stabler: (speaking about Internet predators) Why can't you arrest them? You know they're out there.
      Elliot Stabler: (gesturing to the computer across the room) Honey, they're in here.

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