Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 2 Episode 14

Paranoia

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 16, 2001 on NBC
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The rape of a veteran police officer, who trained Benson, is first linked to her ex-husband's gambling debts, and then to her fellow officers.

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  • Good Cop or Bad Cop?

    9.0
    Benson and Stabler arrive at an abandoned warehouse where a veteran cop has been raped, and the victim turns out the Benson's former trainer, Karen Smythe. Then, detectives suspect a cover up where the crime scene is cleaned, and Internal Affairs getting involved. Fin found out that her rape is linked to her ex-husband's gambling debts. Him and Munch question him and his loan shark with the latter saying Karen paid off the debt. When Benson question Karen why IAB is on her after getting word, she recants her rape claim leading them to believe she's protecting somebody. It discovers that two of her fellow officers were involved with drug dealing while the third raped her while reporting it to IAB. Benson tells ADA Cabot to drop the case in fear for Karen's life. Meanwhile, Stabler tries to recover after almost being exposed to HIV.



    This is a good episode about a cop feeling scared to expose other cops. Power sucks, huh?moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    9.5
    An NYPD Police Officer is raped while responding to a break in at an abandoned warehouse. Benson and Stabler respond to the call, to find out that the victim was Karen Smythe, the officer that trained Olivia when she joined the force. The case is given top proirity even though the Detectives keep coming up short on evidence. When Karen suddenly recants her story and the Agents from IAB come sniffing around the Special Victims Unit, things start to become a little confusing. Captain Cragen immediately begins thinking that there is a police cover up in progress. It turns out that Karen's partner and few other members of her unit were getting into some trouble of their own. And in order to make sure that Karen kept her mouth shut, they attacked her. This is a great episode! I love how you see a little big of Olivia's past in the NYPD. You get a chance to see where she started in the force. And you can see how much this case means to her because she wants to make sure that her mentor gets the justice that she deserves.moreless
  • Cops against other cops.

    9.0
    When Olivia's old mentor is raped and nearly killed, she and the other detectives put the case at the top of their list and go all out trying to figure out who did this to one of their fellow police officers. They start by interviewing homeless people off the street, before they hit a dead end and decide to check the crime scene again, only to find it completely destroyed. Then Internal Affairs start hounding the detectives to stop what they are doing, and to just let the case drop. Then the victim tells Olivia and Elliot, rather rudely, to leave her and her case alone. In the end they figure out why and do their best to remedy the situation. As a great side plot Elliot is struggling with his HIV prevention medication as it makes him sick and keeps him from being at the top of his game. This was delightfully complex and mysterious episode that really kept me guessing the entire time, and its definitely worth a look.moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin Tutuola

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot

Chris McKinney

Chris McKinney

Off. Michael Towne

Guest Star

P.J. Morrison

P.J. Morrison

Uniform Policeman

Guest Star

Kirsten Sans

Kirsten Sans

Lab Tech Felicia Young

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Karen Smythe comments on "that singer's daughter you couldn't leave alone" to Olivia Benson, she is referencing events in the episode "Abuse" in which Olivia Benson forms an attachment to a successful singer's daughter.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Benson walks into a diner and walks up to Stabler from behind, putting a hand on his back.)
      Elliot Stabler: (sitting down, eating breakfast) Hey ... you following me now?
      Olivia Benson: A cop should know where his partner has breakfast. Listen, you took a chance going through that radio car. Thanks.
      Elliot Stabler: (taking a bite of his eggs) Praise makes me hungry.
      Olivia Benson: Got your appetite back.
      Elliot Stabler: Feels good to eat like a human being again.
      Olivia Benson: You get the test results?
      Elliot Stabler: Clean bill of health. Negative for HIV ... hepatitis. (Benson smiles back at Stabler, who holds up a glass of orange juice) Salud!

    • (In the SVU squadroom.)
      Donald Cragen: Anything from the lab?
      Elliot Stabler: So far, zero. They haven't called us.
      Donald Cragen: Well, then get down there and light a Bunsen burner under them.

    • Olivia Benson: Hey... You feeling any better?
      Elliot Stabler: Yeah. I caught some sleep up in the crib. How's Smythe?
      Olivia Benson: She's awake. She's ugh, she's going to be okay.
      Elliot Stabler: Say anything?
      Olivia Benson: No. (pauses) You sure you're okay?
      Elliot Stabler: You tell Cragen about what happened last night? Me getting sick?
      Olivia Benson: You heard what I said. You were standing right there. I haven't seen him since. Why?
      Elliot Stabler: Boss wanted to send me home.
      Olivia Benson: But he didn't. Good decision. But that stuff right there (points to the can of diet cola he is drinking), that'll kill you.

    • (At SVU headquarters interviewing a homeless man.)
      Fin Tutuola: You know where you are?
      Homeless Man: It ain't an outhouse. It ain't the White House. So it might be the station house.
      Fin Tutuola: Good guess.

    • John Munch: Easier to sweep the sands of the beaches than getting anything off of these guys.

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