Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 2 Episode 12

Secrets

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 2001 on NBC
8.6
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Episode Summary

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A case involving the rape and murder of a teacher hits a snag after the woman's illicit sexual history is exposed.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Teacher's Dirty Secret Exposed

    7.5
    Benson and Stabler investigate the rape and murder of a gifted teacher who helped her students for a better future. While investigating one of the students, they discover that the teacher was living a double life as a sex addict, going to clubs, and dealing with multiple men. One includes a married doctor, the other is suspected of stalking. Then, when the guy is on trial, he exposed her as a whore that she is.

    Talk about a judgment call. But that was no excuse because the fool ended up charged with manslaughter.



    This was a good episode. If a person does something wicked secretly, it all catches up to them later in life. And, the LORD judges them if the pass on.moreless
  • A teacher's dirty laundry is hung out to dry after she is raped and murdered.

    8.5
    The SVU squad faces a challenging case when a teacher is found raped and murdered in her apartment. While her school mourns the loss of their finest educator, the detectives dig up some dirt on the seemingly squeaky clean woman. Her illicit sex life is brought front and center as the squad suspect and question every single person who knew about her sex addiction. There are some great scenes and lines such as when the detectives burst into a swingers club the teacher frequented. Holding up a picture of the teacher, Olivia says, "If you know her raise the hand not holding up your clothes". This was a very good episode with some very nice and funny moments scattered through out.moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    8.5
    When high school teacher Marty Owens is found murdered in her own apartment, the Detectives of the Special Victims Unit begin the investigation by taking a look into her life. She was an english teacher at one of the most violent schools in the city, who helped her students achieve their goals and make it into college. They begin to question her co-workers and her students that she worked closely with. While searching the bedroom of the student she was last seen with, they find a very provactive picture of her. The detectives uncover a world they never thought they would find. It turns out that Miss Owens had a taste for the wild life, and liked to attend sex clubs. This bit of information leads them to believe that one of her regular partners may have been the cause of her death.



    Another great episode of the series. And actually one of the first few episodes of the show that I had seen. This episode was one of the reasons why I became interested in the show.moreless
  • All of us have our own special needs, and it was just so painful to see Marnie Owens have to suffer such a tragic ending after touching so many lives in a positive way.moreless

    10
    Marnie Owens touched so many young lives as an inner-city high school teacher in the NYC public school system, something that in itself ought to qualify her for sainthood. But when it is found out that Ms. Owens was leading a double life and frequenting the seedy underground private sex clubs, it just breaks your heart to find out that someone who is doing so much good is also being abused in these clubs, which are nothing more than underground prostitution.



    When the grand jury can't get past Ms. Owens' sex life and can't indict the suspect for murder, but only goes for manslaughter, it serves as a sad reminder that we all have our own hidden secrets, and they will more often than not come back to bite us if we aren't careful.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

Dean Nolen

Dean Nolen

Philip Montrose

Guest Star

Tom Bloom

Tom Bloom

Dr. Bennett Alston

Guest Star

Daniel McDonald

Daniel McDonald

Dr. Byron Marks

Guest Star

Joanna Merlin

Joanna Merlin

Judge Lena Petrovsky

Recurring Role

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: The doctor talks about his new girlfriend to Munch and Fin. Then, when he is being questioned, he tells them he will only talk if his wife is kept out of it.

    • Goof: When they're at the memorial service looking for Ethan, they have a video screen recording all of it. At first, the counter reads 25:50. The next time they show it, a good minute later, it reads 24:36, then they cut to Stabler for a second, and the counter is at 26:00.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Olivia Benson: What'd you order?
      Philip Montrose: Oh, she ordered for us -- sex, with four other guys.

    • John Munch: You must have some innermost secret.
      Fin Tutuola: I'm a Republican.

    • Fin Tutuola: Check this out.
      John Munch: Family photos?
      Fin Tutuola: More like a stalker's scrapbook.

    • John Munch: Marnie Owen's problem wasn't that she had group sex, it was that she couldn't stop herself.
      Fin Tutola: We got fourteen others here from Dante's, what's their excuse?
      John Munch: You mean the fireman, the accountant, the director of human resources, all consenting adults behind closed doors, nobody gets hurt? They don't need an excuse!
      Fin Tutuola: That's easy for you to say Mr. Letting It All Hang Out At Some Art Gallery!

    • Don Cragen: The law isn't always about justice.
      Alex Cabot: Who let you in on our dirty little secret?

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the murder of Roseann Quinn.

    • The victim's neighbor, while walking her dog and talking to Benson and Stabler, mentions being hard of hearing. She says that she has to use headphones to be able to listen to "her Rosie" on TV. She is very likely referring to Rosie O'Donnell who at that time had a daily talk show.

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