Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 4 Episode 5

Disappearing Acts

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 25, 2002 on NBC
8.8
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The detectives respond to a brutal rape only to have the victim taken into custody by federal agents on racketeering charges. The investigation leads them to a father-son duo who are in the federal witness protection program and an agent who appears bound and determined to protect them, regardless of consequence, so they can testify against the Russian mob.moreless

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  • Absolutely one of the best episodes!!!!

    10
    This episode has it all. Action-packed, suspense, drama and Pam Grier as the U.S Attorney: Claudia Williams. Her character is so strong and very talented. I love the part where Stabler and Benson get BUSTED by two federal agents and get questioned and harassed where Stabler says to one of the feds with a smart mouth attitude: How cool is this episode?

    I really like this episode very much. The plot was well done, the story was very creative and the acting was extremly fantastic.



    An absolute must see!!!!moreless
  • Very exicting and interesting

    10
    This is definitly one of my favorite episodes. It kept you guessing until the end, with plenty of action and suspense. It was interesting to see the tables turned on Benson and Stabler as they were sitting on the other side of the interrogation room, suspected of passing information to the Russian Mob that resulted in the death of an informant, the prime suspect in their rape case. My favorite part was probably when Stabler had a guy pinned to the ground with a chair to make him talk so the detectives could clear their name. Great Episode.moreless
  • Least liked of the episodes

    4.4
    Of all the episodes that SVU has, this is my least-favorite. I mean there were times that I wanted both Stabler & Benson could have arrested that Claudia Williams for tampering with evidence, interfering in an police investigation, and withholding evidence. Or better yet, either one decking her out. I like Pam Grier but didn't like her character in this show.
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    7.5
    Detectives Benson and Stabler respond to a rape call, only to have their victim arrested by the FBI for racketeering charges. Every time that Benson and Stabler try to question the victim, the FBI stands in their way. When they get a hit on the DNA that was left at the scene of the crime, they are able to identify a suspect. They then find that their lead suspect is in the Witness Protection Program. This was a decent episode. It made me really upset to see that every time Benson and Stabler had a lead, the FBI was always there trying to make their case. They were acting like their case was the only one that mattered, and that the Detectives of the SVU should back down and let them do their jobs. But they were not allowing the SVU to do their job.moreless
  • This episode was about a guy who is a rapist who attacks russian women .

    10
    This episode was shocking , like every episode in special victoms unit . So it started off with the rape of a girl in her office building when the detectives investigate they found out it was guy who owed money and would just rape girls because they where russian and the gusy who he owed money too where mobster who where after him . Later on in the show they go to talk to the suspect and they found that his father was shot dead . And towards the end of the episode the guy goes to prison and is shot dead by a man who posed as a security guy but was really a mobster ..!!moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Don Cragen: I got a call from the US attorney's office with assurances; as soon as we make an arrest they will produce Amanda Curry for trial.
      Olivia Benson: How are we supposed to do this without the cooperation of our complaining victim?

    • Claudia Williams: You cannot interrogate the prisoner about the federal case against her or anything related to it.
      Olivia Benson: What if her criminal affiliations directly relate to the attack?
      Claudia Williams: Well if Miss Curry's business associates were involved, she'd be in the morgue!

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