Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 9 Episode 15

Undercover

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 15, 2008 on NBC
6.9
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After a woman was found raped in a garden, Benson and Stabler realize that the case goes much deeper because of the victim's mother, drugs, and the realization that a corrections officer is involved. Benson decides to go undercover at the same prison where the mother is, putting herself on the other side of the fence.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Disappointing

    1.0
    I really wanted to see that bitch Olivia Benson raped and beaten.
  • Amazing!

    9.5
    This has to be one of the best svu episodes ever! Incredible acting by mariska - I sat on the rag of my seat completely blown away! I can't understand why this only has a 'fair' episode rating, it Is so so good - the acting, plot lines, suspense, everything. Superb!
  • A girl is raped and in order to resolve the case Olivia goes to Sealview, a prison. In there Olivia sees what is like to be totally powerless and not have the tiniest privacy, and other stuff.moreless

    10
    The episode was THE BEST episode I have ever watched! It's simply great! As I saw it I was just so tense and on the edge of my seat, always pausing it because I couldn't see a scene anymore without having deep breaths. When Olivia went to the hole I panicked! Really, when the filthies matresses appeared I thought I would die. But then, after calming I continued watching.

    It was really intense, it showed a lot of Olivia, and I think her character evolutioned a lot! She saw what it was like to almost be raped, and almost became a victim.

    I liked a lot one of the last scenes when Elliot begins to chew his lip and then asks her what happened in the basement. When she answers "Nothing..... I'm fine El", this "I'm fine El" is such a lie! I think not even her believed it! She just wouldn't deal with it with Elliot there. But sooner or later...

    In the basement the terror that Olivia is feeling, the public feels. It's totally scary! This episode should be watched by all people that loves the show or don't. A total must! Mariska perfomance reached another level after this.moreless
  • Olivia goes undercover in a prison to find a girl's rapist, only to find that it can be a dark world...

    10
    So, this has to be my FAVORITE L&O SVU episode thus far. If you are a Benson fan or just want to see another souless perp, look no further. The episode starts out simple enough, a girl is raped. The plot gets much more complicated as it continues with Benson willing to risk her own safety and go undercover in the all women's prison where the girl's mother's supposed rapist is as well. This episode was the most nervewracking of all episodes for me. You stay on the edge of your seat as Benson is later pursued and attacked by "Mole" Harris. He is by far one of the most creepy and memorable perps. This episode is so many things besides just nervewracking, it is also character development for Olivia - because of her close call, she is able to put herself in the victim's shoes. It would be nice to see the effects of this experience on Olivia but it's probable that it might not be addressed again...moreless
  • Olivia goes farther to get justice for a victim than she ever did before. Her dedication takes her undercover to a women's correctional facility. She gets herself into an extreme situation where her badge cant help her.moreless

    10
    This Law and Order Svu episode was my absolute favorite. It's my number one episode. This is an episode that one can never ever forget. I was at the edge of my seat the entire hour and my eyes were glued to the tv. It was one of those episodes where you dont get up once, not even for a second because you dont want to miss a single minute. I'm glad Fin was there also undercover with Olivia to make sure she doesnt get into hot water. The writer's out did themselves with this episode. Mariska Hargitay's performance in this episode "Undercover," was unremarkable beyond words. It took her ablitities as an actor to a whole new level and I'm glad she was nominated for an emmy for her performance in this episode. I do beleive she does deserve an award for her performance in "Undercover." This is a must see episode of Svu and I'm sure you wont regret it.moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Sgt. John Munch

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Fin Tutuola

Adam Beach

Adam Beach

Det. Chester Lake

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Johnny Messner

Johnny Messner

Lowell Harris

Guest Star

Shareeka Epps

Shareeka Epps

Ashley Tyler

Guest Star

Todd Stashwick

Todd Stashwick

Matthew Parker

Guest Star

Austin Lysy

Austin Lysy

Russell Hunter

Recurring Role

Linda Powell

Linda Powell

Lauren White

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Olivia Benson: I wanna help you put it behind you.
      Ashley Tyler: How?
      Olivia Benson: Trust me one last time. See if you can ID him.
      Ashley Tyler: I told you, I never saw his face.
      Olivia Benson: But you saw his body.
      Ashley Tyler: I don't wanna think about it.
      Olivia Benson: Ashley, it's the only way that we are gonna ID him.
      Ashley Tyler: Don't make me.
      Olivia Benson: (begging) Ashley, please. (pauses) Was there anything about his penis that was unusual? A scar, a tattoo, anything?
      Ashley Tyler: He has a big mole.

    • Olivia Benson: He almost killed me.
      Mr. Hunter: He didn't know you were a cop.
      Olivia Benson: And that gives him the right to attack me?!
      Mr. Hunter: The law gives Officer Harris every right to strike an inmate to force compliance.
      Olivia Benson: But not the right to try and rape me.
      Lowell Harris: She's lying.
      Olivia Benson: You raped Ashley Tyler and you murdered her mother.

    • (In interrogation.)
      Lowell Harris: I go where I'm told.
      Olivia Benson: You go where you're not gonna get your ass kicked.
      Lowell Harris: What are you talking about?
      Olivia Benson: I read your evaluations. They dumped you at Sealview because you didn't have the balls to handle men.
      Lowell Harris: Shut up.
      Olivia Benson: You know what I think? I think you hate women. That's why you rape them and if you hate women so much that must mean that you like men.
      Lowell Harris: (angrily gets in Olivia's face) Shut up. Shut up you filthy whore, do you understand me?!
      Olivia Benson: (unrattled) Did I strike a nerve?

    • Olivia Benson: Hold on, I didn't get my shot yet.
      Matthew Parker: You'll get one later… maybe even two pricks.

    • Olivia Benson: The hole is over in C-block. What are we doing down here?
      Lowell Harris: Shut up.
      Olivia Benson: Captain, I'm sorry I freaked because of the outbreak, I apologize.
      Lowell Harris: Oh, we're way past apologies now. Now shut up and do what you're told.
      (Benson sees the mattress)
      Olivia Benson: No. Don't. What do you want?
      Lowell Harris: What every guy wants.
      Olivia Benson: (whispering) What do you--
      (Harris grabs her chin, turns her face toward the mattress, and then turns it back to him.)
      Olivia Benson: Oh no, no, no...
      Lowell Harris: And you're gonna give it to me.

    • Elliot Stabler: You'll get Harris.
      Olivia Benson: For excessive force at best. More likely he'll be transferred and promoted.
      Elliot Stabler: Is he already back at work?
      Olivia Benson: Yeah.
      Elliot Stabler: (long pause) What happened in the basement?
      Olivia Benson: Nothing. I'm fine, El.

    • (Benson, Stabler, and the warden go to arrest Harris.)
      Lowell Harris: I got nothing to say to you. Talk to my lawyer.
      Elliot Stabler: You first. You're going to need him. (puts Harris in cuffs)
      Lowell Harris: Warden?
      Warden: Get him outta my prison.
      Olivia Benson: Lowell Harris, you are under arrest for rape. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you.
      (They walk Harris out; the prisoners cheer with delight.)

    • Elliot Stabler: (to Harris, as Warner takes a picture of his mole) Captain, huh? You look more like a private to me.

    • Dr. Melinda Warner: How'd you know to ask Ashley about the mole?
      Olivia Benson: She remembered.
      Dr. Melinda Warner: But you couldn't have known she was right.
      Olivia Benson: (stares at her for a moment) I saw it… when he had me in the basement.
      Dr. Melinda Warner: Olivia, did he rape you?
      Olivia Benson: (tearing during long pause) It's the closest I've ever come.

    • (Standing after Fin stops Harris.)
      Olivia Benson: Lowell Harris, you're under arrest for raping Ashley Tyler.
      Fin Tutuola: And the attempted murder of a police officer.
      Lowell Harris (to Benson): You're a cop?
      Olivia Benson: Who's the bitch now?

    • Fin Tutuola (running into the basement): Let her go now!
      Lowell Harris: Get the hell outta here!
      Fin Tutuola: Police! Move away from her! Move away!
      Lowell Harris: She's trying to escape!
      Fin Tutuola: And you had to drop your pants to stop her?!

    • Olivia Benson: If this is how I have to do my job, I will do it.

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