Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 6 Episode 16


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 22, 2005 on NBC

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  • The return of former ADA Alex Cabot! Even if it is for this episode only...

    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.