Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 5


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 28, 2008 on NBC

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  • A baby with AIDS is left in the back of a taxi

    In this episode of Law and Order: SVU the following happens. A baby s rushed to hospital, after being left in the back of a taxi cab. Olivia and Elliott are called in when they learn that the baby has AIDS and her parents haven't treated her. Through DNA the team are able to identify the mother. They learn that she left the baby with her down stairs neighbour when she was set back to prison. They learn that the cab driver lived there. They go to see a doctor who believes that people with AIDS do not needs tablets to stop the disease. We learn that the baby is going to be ok in the short term but will not live to see High School.
    The team get a tip through about another one of his patients who has hasn't been treating with proper medication and they head there only to learn that the little girl is dead. She died after an allergic reaction to medication. They track down the man who made the tip and he got HIV from the little girl's mother, Susan. She never she had HIV, but she sees HIV as harmless. The body of little Lisa is dug up in an effort to learn her true cause of death. The manor of death is ruled as a homicide. During the trail Susan collapses and has a seizure. At the hospital we learn that she has a brain disease caused by her AIDS. She admits that Lisa isn't the only child who died because of the doctor she then stops breathing and her heart stops beating, and she dies. Her son Tommy is now left alone in the world. They soon learn of 2 more children who died due to untreated HIV. They soon learn of 7 more family whilst going through the doctors files. We soon learn that Tommy may also have HIV. When they try to test his blood, his lawyer gets a restraining order against it. When Tommy kicks Elliott he breaks 2 of his ribs. Because of this Tommy is arrested for assaulting a police officer. During the trial, the judge rules that if Tommy doesn't want to get tested then they can't force him. The charges against him for the attack on Elliott are also dropped. Elliot takes Tommy to met Kyle who has brain cancer. Kyle parents don't believe in doctors and hospitals and so he went against their wishes and believes to get well. At the end of the episode Tommy decides to get tested and we learn that he does have HIV. He tells Elliott that he doesn't want to die.