Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 13

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 03, 2009 on NBC
8.1
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Episode Summary

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The clues to a kidnapped girl's location are locked inside an Alzheimer's victim's brain, and after a double-cross Dr. Huang will need all his skill to give Stabler and the girl's father any hope of finding her before it's too late.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • When you can't forgive yourself.

    10
    I don't think that I've ever cried during an episode of LAW & ORDER SVU as much as I did watching this episode, ESPECIALLY at the end!
  • an interesting episode, but hard to suspend disbelief

    8.0
    so in this episode a little girl is kidnapped and it comes to light she's from a family of criminals. This episode is definitely interesting and filled with many twists and turns, but in the end was a major let down. It seemed really forced at some points... the mother and step father fleeing. and the father purposely going to jail? why didn't he just take over the apartment the mother had abandoned. with the kind of money he was given at the end of the episode... he could have lived without work for a long time. it was just tooo unrealistic. a fun ride but in the end, lamemoreless
  • There certainly are better episodes out there, but this one was still great. Not much by way of plot or suspense but splendid characterisation and great acting. It was more about the story than the excitement of chasing the bad guys.moreless

    8.0
    This one was definitely different from the general formula of most SVU episodes. There wasn't as much action or excitement as there usually is on this show, but I really loved the characters on it. For some reason, this episode makes you notice the guest stars more rather than the detectives, unlike most episodes. And the acting was very good, especially the guy with Alzheimers. What I liked most was that, there wasn't the usual discovery of some pedophile or child abuse case where they finally catch the guy and Elliot usually has a go at him. Most of the episodes involving kids seem to turn out like that. But this one was more focused on the people involved, yet the plot twists and suspense that make this show addictive was still there. On the whole, one of those episodes that makes you pause and just think about it at the end.moreless
  • Good episode with a couple of old timers as guest stars.

    8.5
    Good solid storyline for this episode with a little character development for Elliot. Story starts with a little girl named Rosie being kidnapped. The police initially suspect the biological father of the crime. Was just out of jail and was not suppose to be within 200 feet of her and they got him on film giving her a hug on her birthday. The Elliot shifts his focus to Rosie's grandfather Frank, who was a big time crook in the past but now suffers from Alzheimer's disease. They get some information from him about $750,000 in jewels that were stolen. Rosie's father Geno says if anyone knows about the jewel heist, it is Eddy Mack. They visit Eddy Mack at a bar and he gives them the info in an encrypted message. Meanwhile Rosie's mother and stepfather setup the police to make them think that Rosie's kidnapper will kill her in an hour if they do not provide $100,000. Frank provides the money but it is all a setup. Rosie's mother sold the jewels from the heist to pay off her husbands gambling debt. They wanted the money to run away and get a fresh start. They end up getting caught. Elliot and Geno use the cryptic message from Eddy Mack and determine that there is a Professor at a college that can crack safes. They go to talk to him and he tells them who could have done the job. The police raid the man's house and find Rosie, who is reunited with her father. Elliot gives Geno money to stay at a hotel and buy some food for him and Rosie. Geno realizes that Rosie would be better off without him and attempts to rob the hotel. In the end Eddy Mack bring a lot of money from Geno to give to Rosie.



    Great acting in this episode by Dabney Coleman and Burt Young.moreless
  • Boring and confusing (in a bad way) episode. Little girl is kidnapped and family troubles complicate it a lot more.

    6.0
    The episode started out okay with the kidnap of the little girl. I found the storyline a bit confusing, like the mother's part in all this and what the grandad had done. The actress who played the mother, wasn't a very good actress. She overdid things a bit which made her acting not believable. The stepdad's acting wasn't any better. But the guy who acted the grandad really knew how to imitate a person with Alzheimer's. It was sort of funny to watch. Huang didn't play a really big part in helping the grandad, the son-in-law played a bigger part in that. Storyline is somehwat complicated as it has too many short stories in it, like stories within stories. What the dad did in the end, I didn't agree with it. While it's understandable he thought he might have not have done a good job, it's stupid and cowardly not to try. So, it was a good ending with it affecting Stabler slightly. You won't see much of Munch here. But in all, it wasn't such a good episode as it was dull, and not at all suspenseful and not any character building.moreless
Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Daisy Tahan

Daisy Tahan

Rosie Rinaldi

Guest Star

Michelle Ray Smith

Michelle Ray Smith

Liz Rinaldi

Guest Star

Ron Eldard

Ron Eldard

Geno Parnell

Guest Star

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