Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 3 Episode 3

Stolen

1
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 12, 2001 on NBC
8.8
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105 votes
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The kidnapping of an infant at a grocery store leads to a scheme of snatching and selling babies for adoption which brings back a case from twelve years ago that involved Captain Cragen and his partner, the late Max Greevey.

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  • Unfair

    2.0
    This episode was so unfair to the real father of Tyler/Stephen. He was portrayed as the bigger villain than his ex wife who was the one really responsible cause she murdered Tyler's birth mother. Granted he should respected his son's wishes but he loves the child. Had this been the birth mother everybody would be happy that mother and child has been reunited.
  • Cap. Cragen, The Black Market Hero

    8.5
    In this episode, the detectives deal with stealing babies for illegal adaptions. The squad investigate the kidnapping of an infant in the supermarket. They finally found the baby by a woman who setting other babies up for adoption. Case closed right? Wrong. While investigating a Black Market agency that involves a lawyer, Capt. Cragen discovers a cold case twelve years earlier while he was running the 27th precinct. A baby who'd been kidnapped after his mother's murder. He tracks down the boy who's now twelve years old living with his adoptive parents. He also gets in contact with his biological father who didn't know the son was his. He was fooling around with some chick before he married his girl. Maybe the woman is hiding something on the murder of the boy's biological mother. After the case, the kid is granted by his adoptive father.



    What an emotional and serious episode this is. Traditional 'Law & Order' style.moreless
  • Three loving homes - the biological father who didn\'t even know Steven/Tyler existed, the grandparents of Steven/Tyler and the adoptive family of Steven/Tyler. All three want him. The mother was murdered 12 years ago.moreless

    10
    This is my favorite episode. I could watch it over and over and over again. I am, as everyone else, absolutely for Steven/Tyler staying with the adoptive parents. I am also for the father and the grandparents getting Steven/Tyler. I don\'t know which one I would chose. I had no idea who had killed her. I had no idea how they were connected. I am satisfied with the decision. In the later episodes, they left out the part where Robert says that the grandparents should be involved in the raising of Steven/Tyler. I believe that is my favorite part. I also believe that the adoptive parents should have a part in raising him. I don\'t know what eventually happens, but they all three should be involved.moreless
  • Yet another dramatic story.

    8.5
    Beautifully done, I mean a Black Market of Babies. When Benson and Stabler find out that the baby was given up for adoption, they happily return the baby to her mother. The beautiful child, in which when stabler was holding her was an amazing moment. When the commander discovered a case, from 1989 in which the mother was she was strangled to death, while her baby was gone. This leads them to find out an old college boy friend. It leads them to find out that the adoption papers where fake. When they finally find Tyler, now 12 years old. All of a sudden Tyler's biological father who wants full custody. It ends up that they lead up to court, where Tyler has the choice of who he wants to be with.moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    9.0
    When baby Emma is stolen from her mother's shopping cart, Detectives Benson and Stabler are called to help find her. When they find Emma, they also uncover a private adoption agency. They investigate this agency to see if they have a history of putting stolen babies up for adoption. After finding evidence, they are able to reopen and solve a twelve year old cold case, in which a baby went missing after his mother's murder. This is a great episode! It is sick to see that people would be willing to sell and trade babies to make some money. It is also sick what some people would do to another human being, just because they crossed paths.moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

ADA Alexandra Cabot

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Fin Tutuola

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ted King

Ted King

Tony Daricek

Guest Star

Bruce Altman

Bruce Altman

Mark Sanford

Guest Star

John Seitz

John Seitz

Herbert Talmadge

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Rob Bartlett

Rob Bartlett

Milton Schoenfeld

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BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

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Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

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