Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 7 Episode 7


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

After the bones of a boy who disappeared in 1978 are found at a playground, Stabler, still visibly recovering from a recent gunshot wound, teams up with Vizcarrando to determine the boy's identity, which leads them to a cold case involving four missing Puerto Rican boys that were never found.moreless

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  • A thirty year old case is solved by the original Dectective daughter and Elliot.

    The case made reference to the unsolved murder of the four year boy whose body was found in a box in a remote part of Phildelphia in 1957.

    A recent murder case opens up some very old ones dating back as far was thirty years old when a number of Latino boys went missing but no official arrests were made.

    Stabler with the help of CSU investigator Vizcarrando, are able to piece together clues of old cases that were worked by Vizcarrando's father, together to find some link to the killer.

    But, the real turn in the investigation happened when a homeless, drug addicted woman names her father to be the killer, and with the help of her boy friend at the time they are able to find the killer after all those years.

    But, sadly he wanted to confess for his crimes and finally give the children a proper burial , buthe could not remember where he buried them, due to old age, loss of memory and he was dying of cnacer.

    Overall, not a bad episode, but I'm giving it the classification of Nothing Happened, because in fact nothing did happen here.moreless
  • Very confusing. Elliot and a daughter of some dead cop teamed up to solve a 30 year old murder. Some old woman who had taken to much E back in the day helped them solve the case. In the end they solve the case.moreless

    Another episode like this and SVU will have jumped the shark. It was so disapointing. I know of so many people who fell asleep during this because it was so boring. Where was Cragen? Shouldnt he know what Elliot is doing? WHERE WAS OLIVIA? They dont even tell us! How could munch walk if he got shot in the butt last week? Why were his only lines about twinkies? Where did his conspiracy theories go? Where was Novak? Where was a full trial? We havent seen a trial through from arraignment to verdict yet this season. RAW, 911, and Ripped were incredible so how did Wolf make this one so bad? And where has the liv/elliot relationship gone? They\'ve probably said less than 50 words to eachother this season! This was very disapointing... but i didnt expect much after seeing the preview for it because i knew there wouldnt be any olivia and a 30 year old case didnt seem too exciting. Plus I didnt see anything about a trial in the preview and didnt expect there to be one. Wolf is trying too hard to mix it up... he cant eliminate Liv/Elliot partnership! and he cant focus on one character per show.moreless
  • The wrost in my oponion! Thanks for reading. WATCH LAW & ORDER:SVU. EVERY WEEK ON TUES. ON NBC.

    I feel that this was so bad. I feel that the women partner that was with Stabler was a bad actress and i felt like she was tring to take Bensons spot. And that the writters felt that Stabler coulden't act alone with out Benson. They (writters and dirctor) think that Stabler can't have his own episod, like Benson does almost every show. I wish they would go deeper into Stablers past and future for at least a couple of shows. And do the same for the rest of the cast. Thanks for reading. Don't get me wrong I still LOVE the Show and watch it every week.moreless
  • Sometimes they say the only thing worse than The Devil You Know is The Devil You Don't.

    I'm probably gonna shock alot of people and SVU fans in saying this, but I actually think "Name" is one of the best episodes of the entire series.

    To me, the atmosphere is what makes this episode for me. Sure we don't see much of Robert Sawyer (real name, Sheldon Kerrick) as the unforgivable bastard. But that to me makes him more scary, the fact that we heard about all the horrible sins the man commited from people who knew him that by the time we meet him, he seems like a different person than the evil man we had heard so much about.

    He says only three lines, but it makes him so much more creepy that way. I know some people didn't like the fact that the unnamed boy didn't get a name, but to me that just added to the creepiness.

    I haven't seen all the svu episodes but from what I've seen, they haven't had an episode with an atmosphere like this since.moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    While building a new playground the construction workers find the remains of a human body. The Detectives of the SVU are called in after M.E. Warner determines that the remains are that of a child. Detective Stabler finds out that this may have something to do with the strange disappearance of four young boys in 1978. He then teams up with Lab Tech Millie Vizcarrondo, who's father once worked on the case, to solve it. Definitely a filler episode. Millie is an ok character, but she takes some getting used to. I think that she would have been better off in the background while Stabler and Benson worked on the case rather than having her completely take over Benson's role as Stablers "partner" for this episode.moreless
Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler



Det. Odafin Tutuola

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Diane Neal

Diane Neal

A.D.A. Casey Novak

Paula Garcés

Paula Garcés

Millie Vizcarrando

Guest Star

Lisa Emery

Lisa Emery

Anna Gable

Guest Star

Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey

Dr. Indira Singh

Guest Star

J. Paul Nicholas

J. Paul Nicholas

Attorney Linden Delroy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Stabler says the phone trace led to a park in the village. The next scene shows them walking in Central Park. There are no parks in the village with the hilly terrain that we see on camera.

    • Goof: The teacher says the four boys, Juan Alvarez, Hector Padilla, Esteban Morales and Michael Rodriguez, went missing early on in the school year. Battlestar Galactica did not premiere until September 17, 1978, and the lunchbox was not widespread early on in the 1978 school year.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Elliot is questioning Kerrick about the boy in the box.)
      Sheldon Kerrick: I don't remember.
      Elliot Stabler: Yes you do, you son of a bitch. You remember every one of those boys that you murdered. You remember every detail, 'cause you play it over and over in your head. Now don't you tell me you didn't kill him.
      Sheldon Kerrick: I'm sorry, I don't remember.

    • (CSI finds an old lunchbox at the crime scene.)
      Dr. Melinda Warner: Battlestar Galactica. Answers one question -- death probably occurred in the late '70s. I think I had that lunchbox.
      Fin Tutuola: Okay, I always wanted to know this.
      John Munch: What?
      Fin Tutuola: Do Twinkies last forever? Give you twenty bucks, take a bite.

  • NOTES (1)


    • John Munch: (looking at the top card in a stack of baseball cards from the victim's backpack) Molitor Trammell rookie card. These are worth some money. They're in amazing condition.

      The Topps Company, manufacturers of candy and collectibles, including sports-related trading cards, issued a "Rookie Shortstops" card (card #707) in 1978. It featured four shortstops: Mickey Klutts (New York Yankees), Paul Molitor (Milwaukee Brewers), Alan Trammell (Detroit Tigers), and U.L. Washington (Kansas City Royals). At the time this episode was first broadcast, the card sold for $15.00 to $60.00 depending on condition.

    • John Munch: (reading from a book found in the victim's backpack) "But he felt oppressed by the vague sense of impending calamity." As do I.
      This quote is from Jack London's The Call of the Wild. It describes the emotional state of the main character, a dog named Buck, after he has been stolen, abused, and 'flung into a cagelike crate' to be shipped to the Yukon Territory during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the nineteenth century (about 1896-1898).

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the 1957 case of "The Boy in the Box". In February of 1957, the body of a young child was found face-up in a cardboard box just off Susquehanna Road in Philadelphia. The boy was well-groomed and appeared to have been recently groomed. Although the child has never been identified and is buried under the moniker 'America's Unknown Child', investigators continue to search for his identity. On the episode, the body's location, blanket, and headstone passage are identical as the one from the real case.

    • Dr. Melinda Warner: Battlestar Galactica. Answers one question -- death probably occurred in the late '70s. I think I had that lunchbox.
      Battlestar Galactica was a show that ran for one season in 1978-1979, was redone as Galactica 1980, which ran for one additional season, and was revived as a 2003 miniseries and 2004 series on SciFi, where its run was longer than either of the original two series.

    • Fin Tutuola: Do Twinkies last forever? Give you twenty bucks, take a bite.

      There is an urban legend that Twinkies have an extremely long shelf life and remain edible for fifty years or more (Their shelf life is, in fact, only 25 days.), and that huge batches are baked once every ten years.