Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 14, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • First appearance or mention of Stabler's mother.

    • Goof: Throughout the episode, Kathleen's bipolar disorder is repeatedly referred to as "BPD." BPD is actually an abbreviation for borderline personality disorder, which is a completely distinct illness from bipolar disorder.

  • Quotes

    • Olivia: Elliot, we've been partners for 11 years. You know everything about me… even the parts that I'd rather forget.

    • Elliot Stabler: Liv, patrol dumped this one on us why? Because a wack job was found naked in the shower?
      Olivia Benson: Elliot--
      Elliot Stabler: Last week it was because the guy had his johnson out, takin' a piss in the alley. What's next? Felony puppy-humping in the dog run?
      Olivia Benson: Elliot, I called you in.
      Elliot Stabler: Why, because your spidey-sense tells you she was a rape victim?
      Olivia Benson: Because it's your daughter.

    • Bernadette: (to Olivia) I can see why you scare the pants off Kathy.

    • Elliot: What the hell just happened?
      Olivia: Maybe God remembered how cute you were as a carrot.

  • Notes

    • The song Kathleen is singing in the shower is a sea shanty titled "The Keeper of the Eddystone Light."

    • Ellen Burstyn won an Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Bernadette Stabler, Elliot's mother. The 61st Emmy awards were held on September 20, 2009, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

    • Law & Order: SVU won a PRISM Award for the episode "Swing" in the category Drama Series – Mental Health. The awards were held on April 23rd, 2009 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Christopher Meloni and Ellen Burstyn were nominated for their performances in the episode.

    • Special billing was given to Ellen Burstyn (Special Guest Star) and CCH Pounder (and) for this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic – November 9, 2010 on TV Nova

  • Allusions