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|←||SVU, Episode 3.22||→|
|Production number: E2335|
First aired: 10 May 2002
| Teleplay By|
Robert F. Campbell & Jonathan Greene
Robert F. Campbell,
Jonathan Greene & Jeff Eckerle
An overprotective mother claims that her daughter with Down Syndrome became pregnant after being raped.
Rebecca Tolliver reports her 22-year-old daughter, Katie, who has Down Syndrome is pregnant. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler have to make sure it's not just her mother being overprotective and in denial of her daughter's sex life. They learn even more people could have used her innocence about sex to abuse her. ADA Alexandra Cabot then has to interfere and take on her superior, in order to settle the mother-daughter dispute on whether the daughter should have an abortion or not.
Main cast Edit
- 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
Recurring cast Edit
- Peter Hermann as Attorney Trevor Langan
- B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang
- Judith Light as Bureau Chief Elizabeth Donnelly
- Harvey Atkin as Judge Alan Ridenour
- Ned Eisenberg as Attorney Roger Kressler
Guest cast Edit
- Lois Smith as Rebecca Tolliver
- Andrea Fay Friedman as Katie Tolliver
- James Badge Dale as Danny Jordan
- C.J. Wilson as Scott Lucas
- Matt DeCaro as Abe Cheney
- Ray Fitzgerald as Ray Dunstan
- Kelley Fahey as Nurse
- Tony Rizzoli as Deli Owner
- Michael Duran as Pharmacist
- Darren Pettie as Joe Parker
- Ezra Knight as Kevin Caldwell
- Craig Alan Edwards as ND Man
- Jason Pensky as Andy McCollum
- Katie: I got my baby from Danny.
Dr. Huang: How?
Katie: Kissing, stupid. (turns to Alex) Your friend doesn't know anything.
- Kressler: [to Alex] Did you know that Katie set fire to her mom's apartment when she tried to use the stove?
Alex: I set fire to my own stove last year, Counselor. But, no, I did not know that.
Background information and notes Edit
- The episode name "Competence" was also used for the Law & Order fifth season episode, "Competence (L&O)".
Episode scene cards Edit
Special Needs School
West 23rd Street
The Broadway Arms
Office of Special Victims Unit
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