Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 1 Episode 17

Misleader

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 31, 2000 on NBC
8.4
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Episode Summary

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After the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious figure is found murdered in her hotel room, the detectives turn their eyes on her well-connected family only to discover that her infidelity, and the probable father of her child, was probably what lead to her death.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • this wasa good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show law and order svu a women is found dead in the bed in a hotel room with just her panties and bra and they learn that it was the wife a son that belonged to a family that owned a school and they do more investgating and realize that she was pregnant with a son but turnes ou after even more investgating the father of the sons dead wife he was having sex with his sons wife and had got her pregnant and that the son had suspiosions and had killed her . this was a good epmoreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    7.5
    When Sylvia Hadley is found strangled to death in her hotel room, Detectives Benson and Stabler begin to piece together the information surrounding her life and death. She was in New York City on business with her father and mother in law. Her father in law is president of a once floudering college, which has recently been revived. After looking into their business activities and those people who were close to the victim around the time of her death, the detectives discover that Sylvia was having an affair with her father in law. Her husband caught wind of this and came to New York to put an end to it. This was a good episode of Law and Order Special Victims Unit. It fits with the general kinds of episode that you would expect to see. There wasn't anything overly exciting about this episode, but it was worth the watch.moreless
  • Not the best, but not anywhere near the worst.

    8.0
    The only thing this episode was the more personal aspects of the detectives lives I really enjoy that usually make the episodes incredible. But this was still very good. What I couldn't stand was the man the victim had an affair with. He kept leading the detectives and the victim's husband, who also happened to be his own son, astray on purpose to cover up what he did. In the end it was very satisfying to see him left sitting alone in the iterrogation room humiliated and humble.moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Det. Monique Jeffries

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Anne Twomey

Anne Twomey

Sharon Hadley

Guest Star

Linda Powell

Linda Powell

C.S.U. Tech Brice

Guest Star

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Brad Weber

Guest Star

Chris Orbach

Chris Orbach

Ken Briscoe

Recurring Role

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Burglary Detective: Why don't you take all the burglaries in Manhattan?
      Olivia Benson: We only want the one where the burglar spills his seed in the victim's u-trou.

    • Olivia Benson: Frick and Frack.
      Elliot Stabler: Alfonse and Gaston.
      John Munch: Slappy and Happy.
      Monique Jeffries: You know how it is. You spend time with someone, eventually they will corrupt you.
      John Munch: Sure. It's a major historical force that drags great people to the lowest common denominator.
      Olivia Benson: With you around, we're all doomed.

    • Elliot Stabler: (to burglary detective) Don't touch me. I don't like to be touched.
      John Fenwick: (to Jefferies and Munch) If that's the guy who's questioning me, I definitely want my lawyer present.

    • Burglary Detective: So we didn't call you. So no one wants to call you. Ever. You know. You guys are up to your necks in perversity twenty-four, seven. And my men don't understand why it is you picked your squad.
      Elliot Stabler: It's people like you that makes our squad necessary.
      Burglary Detective: Yeah. Well, my people don't want whatever it is you got. You're tainted. Ten bucks says the only other cops you hang out with are Brooklyn SVU.
      Elliot Stabler: You lose. Bronx SVU.

    • Olivia Benson: I always carry at least a pair of earrings in my purse.
      Elliot Stabler: Yeah, like you carry a purse.
      Olivia Benson: That's 'cause you carry it for me.

    • John Munch: Not the Benjamin Hadley? More powerful than Pat Robertson, able to leap a tall Democrat in a single bound, President of Midvale College, which used to be a Podunk nothing; now it's suddenly a think tank for the neo-conservative movement?
      Olivia Benson: Although that's an oxymoron.
      John Munch: I love you, Olivia.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • When discussing Dr. Ben Hadley and his conservative religious views, the detectives mention Rev. Jimmy Swaggart and Rev. Jim Bakker, both famous leaders of powerful mega-churches who fell from grace during sex scandals.

    • Olivia Benson: Frick and frack.

      Frick and Frack were, respectively, Werner Groebli and Hans Mauch, Swiss skaters who paired up for a long-running comedy act in the Ice Follies featuring novelty maneuvers that made their names household words worldwide. 'Frick and frack' has become a term equivalent to 'six of one, half a dozen of the other', two people or things that are so alike they cannot be distinguished one from another.

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