Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 5 Episode 2


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 30, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Originally it is stated that Joe Blaine drew the picture two months before he shot the boys. Later it is stated the picture was drawn two days before he shot the boys.

    • Goof: When they show the shooting victim (Joe) in the courtroom, his bandage is gone but there is no scar where he was shot.

    • Nitpick: The release of information without the patient's consent is a violation of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which went into effect on 14 April 2003. The HIPAA allows release of medical health information to occur, with an appropriate subpoena or in other specified circumstances, without the patient's consent, but psychological and chemical addiction treatment records still require specific consent, as they did before HIPAA.

    • Goof: Joe's lawyer tells Alex to check the "National Drug Administration's" label warning. That should be the Federal Drug Administration, FDA.

  • Quotes

    • Olivia Benson: Who's Zoltar?
      Joe Blaine: Zoltar will kill you.

    • Dean Reynolds: Hey, you're hurting me!
      Elliot Stabler: Take some Aptril. That'll make you feel better.

    • Barry Moredock: It's a fact that Aptril causes anxiety and insomnia...
      Alex Cabot: I suffer from anxiety and insomnia. I don't go around and shoot people.

    • Alex Cabot: (coming into Huang's office) I need your advice.
      Dr. George Huang: Lie down on the couch.
      Alex Cabot: Not that kind of advice.

  • Notes

    • Tauscher-Leto Pharmaceuticals is a fictional drug company named after SVU production designer Dean Taucher and production manager Peter Leto.

    • Company Credits: Lynn Kressel Casting (Casting), Grant Wilfley Casting (Background Casting), Panavision (Panaflex Camera and Lenses)

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Bobby Mancuso (Assistant Cameraman)
      Brian Durham (Assistant Property)
      Jessica Burstein (Still Photographer)
      Tracy Sivertsen Devere (Set Costumer)
      Mick Rossman (Scenic Charge)
      Jerry Detitta (Leadman)
      Tom Ford (Best Boy)

    • Special billing was given to Fred Dalton Thompson (with) and Mare Winningham (and) in this episode.

  • Allusions