Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 6 Episode 16

Ghost

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 22, 2005 on NBC
9.0
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When a wealthy couple is found dead in their home, Benson and Stabler soon realise that their deaths are connected to a drug smuggling ring. Eventually the road leads back to the same drug dealers who forced a former assistant district attorney into hiding, and Alex Cabot comes home to face her enemies.moreless

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  • dnhj

    9.5
    ALEX IS BACK! not that i don;'t like casey because i think i like casey better but it was always amazingly amazing to see alx back. i missed her so much.i thought it was funny to watvch hr and casey interact i thought it was good for both of them. that little boy was so saddening. i thought he wasn't going to testify and that was upsetting because the case depended on him. i'm glad it all worked out in the end but i wish alex didn't have to leave again. maybe one day she will make another guest appearance !moreless
  • The return of former ADA Alex Cabot! Even if it is for this episode only...

    9.0
    This episode started out with what I pretty much expected: murder. What I didn't expect was that the assailants were specifically targeting people who were involved in drug trafficking in/from Columbia. When Benson and Stabler find a couple dead in their apartment, they search for anyone else and find a little boy who managed to survive the attack. The only thing he really knew about the killer was that he was almost like a ghost (el fantasma) when he came in and killed his parents. The killer's gun ends up matching another person's murder who had never been solved...A certain former ADA Alex Cabot. As always it was great seeing her again, especially when she was attempting to help ADA Casey Novak with the case. Interesting to see them both in the same episode. The would be killer of ADA Cabot is identified and both she and Carlos (the little boy who survived the double homicide) testify against the man. Just when everyone is about to celebrate and surprise Alex, however, they are informed that both Alex and Carlos have been moved to witness protection (which is where Alex was before, but now she has to be moved yet again). It was a sad ending, mainly because even the viewers didn't get to say goodbye to her again but at the same time it really was a great episode and very well crafted.moreless
  • ADA Alex Cabot returns to testify against her would-be killer and help ADA Novak win her case against a man who murdered 4 people and tried to kill a little boy in the name of money.moreless

    9.9
    This episode was stunning. The case line in the orginal context made the episode worth watching, but when the bullet is matched to Alex Cabot's attempted murder, it truly becomes worth the hour and every minute is riveting. A special moment occurs in the court room when Petrovsky mentions that she considered Alex Cabot a friend following the defense attorney's comments and then here comes Alex, in full swing with her long blond hair flowing, her glasses in place, her attitude intact, and a smile of satisfaction on her face. The gasps that fill the court room matched the ones on the other side of the viewing screen and suddenly you know what SVU is all about. Following the story steadily through its duration, the end is a bit disappointing as you find that because Cesar Velez is still alive and Liam Conners only in jail, Alex Cabot must return to witness protection. It is unfortunate that she was unable to say goodbye herself, and a bit disappointing that she will not be back again.

    But the story is fulfilling, and the long anticipated truth and questioning rumors of Alex Cabot's existence are finally addressed.Her return was long anticipated, and while not performed in expected fashion, with the parties and the happiness, the viewer is left with satisfaction that although Alex Cabot has not lived truly happily, the steps have been taken to return her to her rightful place in New York and the SVU squad. The questions remain however of when she will return permanently, where she will go, and if she decides to return to SVU, what will happen to Novak?moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    9.5
    A little boy named Antonio is caught in the cross fire of a shotting, and saw the attacker, who he called the Ghost. After testing the bullets that came from the scene of the shooting, Benson and Stabler find that they are a match to another shooting. The attempted murder of ADA Alex Cabot. They are able to indentify the person behind the shootings, but are forced to drop the charges because the people failed to meet their deadline. Casey Novak then brings the attempted murder charges of Alex Cabot up against the suspect, and Alex is forced to come back to New York to finally put the Ghost behind her.



    This is a great epsiode. It was nice to finally see Alex Cabot again. She is one of my favorite characters, and I was sad to see her go in Season 5. It was very entertaining to see the old ADA and the new ADA working alongside each other.moreless
  • A great ADA returns to testify against the very man who tried to kill her.

    10
    This episode has to be one of the best Law and Order SVU episodes ever. It started off very interesting with a wealthy couple being murdered and eventually leads the detectives back to an old friend. The ever beautiful and intelligent Alex Cabot returns home to testify the man who tried to kill her. This time Alex on the other side of the court room as a victim insted of a proscuter. Its a different taste to Alex but in the end her intelligence and wits not only send a killer to jail but can hopefully give her some closure, but not before shes rushed off into the witness protection program once again.moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin Tutuola

Diane Neal

Diane Neal

A.D.A. Casey Novak

Nicholas Gonzalez

Nicholas Gonzalez

Det. Miguel Sandoval

Guest Star

Natascia A. Diaz

Natascia A. Diaz

Mrs. Delgado

Guest Star

Robert Turano

Robert Turano

D.E.A. Agent Trayne

Guest Star

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot

Recurring Role

Joselin Reyes

Joselin Reyes

Paramedic Martinez

Recurring Role

Ned Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg

Roger Kressler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When Det. Sandoval enters the courtroom to accompany Antonio Montoya, you can clearly see a police officer's tin shield on his belt. He should be wearing, however, a detective's gold shield.

    • Nitpick: Olivia Benson needs to have what the child says to her in Spanish translated, but in earlier episodes (such as "Wanderlust"), she had no trouble understanding Spanish.

    • Goof: Benson and Stabler enter a building looking for Liam Connors. They spot him, and he runs from the building. Elliott and Olivia run to the front door, with Olivia holstering her gun as she is running through the door. The next shot is outside the building with Olivia and Elliott running through the door, Olivia has her gun in her hand and she holsters it again when getting into the car.

    • Goof: The picture of Alex Cabot shown when they match the bullet to the gun that "killed" her in the beginning of the episode shows her with long hair. It is evident that this is a recent picture of Stephanie March and is a continuity issue. Never before this episode did Cabot have long hair as she does and the picture in the police database would reflect so.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Alex Cabot: We should keep preparing my testimony.
      Casey Novak: You know, we've gone over all my questions. I think you're ready.
      Alex Cabot: Are you?
      (Casey looks at her, shocked.)
      Alex Cabot: (frowning) Casey, I am sorry. That was... out of line.

    • Alex Cabot: For years I've convinced victims to face their attackers, now it's time for me to step up.

    • Roger Kressler: You have absolutely no idea who shot you, do you?
      Alex Cabot: Oh, I have an idea. It's the kind of man that likes to rape a woman just to get her to talk.

    • Roger Kressler: That sounds like quite an ordeal. I think we're all very moved by your experience.
      Alex Cabot: Do you have a question?

    • Olivia Benson: Alex...
      Elliot Stabler: You didn't have to come back.
      Alex Cabot: I know. But who else was going to get you out of trouble?

    • Agent Hammond: I just came to tell you that you're on your own. I'm not gonna ruin my career by committing perjury. Do we understand each other, Captain?
      Don Cragen: She's alive. You son of a bitch. You stashed Alex in witness protection.
      Agent Hammond: You didn't know?

    • Olivia Benson: You making any friends?
      Alex Cabot: There's a claims adjuster at the insurance agency where I work. We've been seeing each other. He's a good man. He thinks I'm from Tulsa. And when we're in bed together at night, he whispers my name ... Emily.
      Olivia Benson: It's hard to be someone that you're not.

    • Alex Cabot: I have lost my home..my job...my friends...my mother died and I couldn't go to the funeral. Liam Connors is not going to take my conscience too.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Patty Kerner: Oh, my God, the part where she's having sex with the gardener and the husband comes in?

      A quick reference to the hit show Desperate Housewives. The woman describes a scene that occurred in one of the early episodes.

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