|←||SVU, Episode 2.05||→|
|Production number: E1411|
First aired: 17 November 2000
| Written By|
Lisa Marie Petersen & Dawn DeNoon
The squad is assigned to a special case: to investigate the fatal shooting of a little girl by her 7-year-old classmate.
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
- Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
- Stephanie March as A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Josh Pais as Attorney Robert Sorenson
- Leslie Ayvazian as Judge Susan Valdera
- Carolyn McCormick as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
- Jeffrey DeMunn as Chief Assistant DA Charlie Phillips
- Nicolas Martí Salgado as Elias Barrera
- Carlos Leon as Nicky Crow
- Sara Ramirez as Mrs. Barrera
- Robert Montano as Mr. Barrera
- Gloria Irizarry as Dorothea Strada
- La Chanze as Ms. Pivik
- Brian Adam DeJesus as Rafael McCreary
- Jaliyl Lynn as Jamal Morales
- Donovon Ian H. McKnight as Thomas "T.J." James
- Jomo Morris as Sammy
- Gene Canfield as Detective Geary
- Patricia Rae as Sonia Paredes
- Ira Hawkins as Judge
- Gilbert Cruz as Magazine Vendor
- Daniel Roman as Tony Calas
- David S. Jung as Technician
- Tracy Howe as Uniform
- Sidné Anderson as Lorena Jackson
- James Villani as Bobby Cruise
- Jim Iorio as Ballistics Tech
- Frank Lombardi as Officer Larrabe
- Vanessa Quijas as Reyna McCreary
- Ming Lee as Kyung Kwon
- Maria-Elena Mestayer as Mrs. Ortiz
- Linda Hazel Humes as Mrs. Watson
- John Hartmann as Clerk
- Sasha Toro as Rosario
- Ron Bohmer as Dr. Randall Forbes
- Antonio D. Charity as Man in Crowd
- Wendy Barrie-Wilson as Dr. Elise Heath
- Michelle Ragusa as Reporter #1
- Dan Remmes as Reporter #2
- Unknown as Antonio Strada
- Cabot: You know as well as I do that the youngest they've ever convicted was eleven.
- Phillips: Yes, but that was pre-Columbine. Since then, there's been an epidemic of ever-younger kids killing kids with no consequence. People are fed up with it.
- Cabot: And you're bored of being the Chief Assistant D.A. I know you're looking to replace Lewin next fall but let me tell you, if you think you can put a little boy in jail just so you can prove you're tough on crime you've got to be kidding.
- Phillips: He's old enough to know the difference between right and wrong.
- Cabot: But not to understand the consequences of his actions.
- Phillips: He brought a gun to school. He knew what he was doing. And this...that gives us intent.
- Cabot: Why don't you just apply for a change of venue to Texas so we can have him executed?
- Phillips: No. Manhattan Family Court will be sufficient.
- McCreary: There. You satisfied?
- Munch: Whoa, whoa, whoa!
- Tutuola: Put the gun down on the table.
- Munch: You carry that around in your purse?
- McCreary: You know, sometimes I don't leave the hospital until 3 a.m. I have to take a subway, a bus, and walk four blocks through this neighborhood to get home.
- Tutuola: You know, carrying a concealed weapon is a felony.
- McCreary: I don't. I leave it at home so the appliances can defend themselves.
- Lab Technician: Compact, lightweight, hammerless.
- Benson: So simple, even a 7-year-old can use it.
- "Welcome to the Gaza Strip."
- – Elliot Stabler on the cycle of violence
Background information and notes
- This episode seems to be partly based on a shooting that took place on the Buell Elementary School in 2000. (Buell Elementary School at Wikipedia)
Episode scene cards
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