Modern day issue presented in an intriging and well-thought out episode. Sees the discovery of the vicitim apparently shot by police - but the 13yr old was already dead.
From the first act where the IDA looks to offload the case on to SVU, the story just gets better and better. One thing leads to another in one of those morphic storylines that you either love or dont. I do especially when the story is as strong as this one, with a good use of locations, decent dialogue. My one lament is the actor who plays the Dr. He seems a bit weak in some scenes but good in others.
The side issue of "kidnapped" children all turning up at the one place is excellent. Something unique to fawn over.
While the character of Jessie is welldone by the actor is question. She brings the whole childrens pov clearly onto the screen. Add to that the, guilty yet sympathetic mother figure and the relationship dynamic is complete for this episode. Some relatively minor action sees this episode antoher success in a very strong season for this show.
Id watch this episode again.