When I saw this episode I thought it was a new one....so I was all happy that by some miracle Law and Order was going back to its roots of story-telling and plot-lines...to only later discover, that this episode was a repeat.
I liked how we finally got a glimpse into Fontana's life, even though it wasn't personal.
Two druggies attack, rape and kill a ten year old girl in her own home...and Fontana, with his over eager self pins his attention on her dad, who after ten years is proven to be actually innocent. Although, the Dad was never charged, once you are accused of something like that, there's no forgetting it.
Overall, I loved this episode....too bad the rest of the season flopped.