Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 11 Episode 4


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 14, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - "Smrt kladivem" (Death by Hammer)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic – January 24, 2012 on TV Nova

    • This episode won a 2010 Prism Award in the category Drama Series Episode – Substance Abuse. The Awards were held on April 22, 2010.

    • Scott Foley, who played Dalton Rindell in this episode, is from Kansas City, Kansas, the same metro area where the convicted murderer of Dr. George Tiller lived prior to the murder. Even more eerie, the convicted killer of Dr. George Tiller is also named Scott (Scott Roeder.)

  • Allusions

    • Elliot: What's with the, uh, bulletproof glass here?
      Victim's Colleague: We had that put in back in '93 after our sniper attack. A receptionist was shot in the arm.
      Another reference to Dr. Tiller. He was shot in both arms on August 19, 1993, a total of five times, by a woman named Shelley Shannon. She was sentenced to 11 years for attempted murder.

    • Victim's Ex-Husband: Once that doctor was shot in his own church in Kansas this summer, I petitioned the court for sole custody but… lost.

      A reference to the George Tiller murder in Wichita, Kansas on May 31, 2009. This statement appears to be ripped from the headlines of Dr. Tiller's murder, which occurred while he was serving as an usher at church.