Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 11

Stranger

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 06, 2009 on NBC
9.2
out of 10
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133 votes
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A girl who vanished four years ago reappears with a tale of imprisonment and sexual slavery, but Benson and Stabler find themselves doubting her story as evidence and discrepancies keep mounting against it. Once the lie is known, the detectives are left with a traumatized victim whom no one believes, a horrifying truth that sends them scrambling to keep her out of the tombs, and another truth that may be discovered too late to save her life.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Patricidal kidnapping with years of sexual abuse in a concrete dungeon. And that's only one story line.

    9.5
    This is the reason SVU keeps getting better. I thought that Olivia's oral semi-rape was gritty. Then there came Luke Perry in the episode as the nice rapist and marrying the girl he raped was a stupendous twist, but now SVU has done it again. Besides the heinous nature of the crime, the revelations and twists in this one episode made for an excellent return to the new year. Great episode! The acting was top notch and don't miss the best SVU pun yet: Sex Slave And The City. Hilarious. Dirty hilarious tv giving you the only drama you need in your life!moreless
  • A girl turns up at a families house saying she is their daughter, Heather who had been missing for 4 years. It turned out Heather's sister Nikki killed Heather and the girl who turned up was kidnapped by her father and held in a cement room for six years.moreless

    10
    I LOVED this episode! Everybody's acting was amazing, even the guest-stars. It had a good mystery and was very, very convicing! Everybody was so amazingly perfect and everything happened in the right way. There were some strange twists, like Heathers sister Nikki actually killing her, and the fact that the Kristen just cut her wrists in the middle of it.



    It was like, the perfect episode! The story was terrific! It was filmed very well and the girl who played Kristen was fantastic! omg, definately my second favourite episode - just because of the lack of E/Omoreless
Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Sgt. John Munch

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Ellen Woglom

Ellen Woglom

Heather Hallander

Guest Star

Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin

Erica Hallander

Guest Star

Natalia Payne

Natalia Payne

Nikki Hallander

Guest Star

Lindsay Crouse

Lindsay Crouse

Judge Andrews

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpicks: It is stated multiple times that because Heather's parents are both blood type A, she must also be type A. However, if both parents are heterozygous recessive, Heather could potentially be type O. It is also wrong that her mother can't be her biological mother if she has blood type A and Heather has B, as stated in the episode. If her biological father had blood type B or AB, she could have B, even if her mother had A.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Carl Vasko: Where's Kristen? I would like to see her.
      Olivia Benson: And I would like to see you castrated with a rusty steak knife. Neither are going to happen, but we can both dream.
      Elliot Stabler: You know something, I think you need a sick day. You're obviously on the rag.
      Olivia Benson: Touch me again, and I will sue you for sexual harassment!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Elisabeth Fritzl case in Austria. Joseph Fritzl kept his daughter as a sexual slave in the cellar of his basement for 24 years, impregnating her several times. Three of her children lived with her in the secret three-room structure, the rest lived with their grandparents (Elisabeth's mother believed she had joined a cult and couldn't keep the babies or make contact with her family).

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