SVU, Episode 10.02
Production number: 10003
First aired: 30 September 2008
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Benson Confession
Written By
Judith McCreary

Directed By
Arthur W. Forney

A teenage boy's confession ignites the rage of his stepfather and unveils a twisted pedophilic website.

Plot Edit

A teen named Eric admits to looking at a web site run by a self-proclaimed "look but don't touch" pedophile, in an attempt to curb a pedophilic urge towards his stepbrother; when Eric goes missing, the stepfather is questioned.

Summary Edit

Episode summary

Cast Edit

Main cast Edit

Recurring cast Edit

Guest cast Edit

References Edit

Pediaphax; Elizabeth Stabler

Quotes Edit

"You have kids, I can tell. Can I see some family photos? (pause) I promise not to drool."
Jake Berlin, to Det. Elliot Stabler

Lisa Deering: I love my husband.
John Munch: I know you do, Lisa.
Lisa Deering: I don't want to be here. I don't want to do this. (crying) But I don't wanna die.
John Munch: That's good to hear. Have a seat...

Background information and notes Edit

  • The episode name "Confession" was also used for the Law & Order season two episode, "Confession".
  • Detective Elliot Stabler is sent home on unpaid leave for beating up Jake Berlin after he posted a photo of Stabler's daughter Elizabeth on his website Pediaphax.
  • ADA Kim Greylek briefly refers to Casey Novak's downfall, after the detectives ask her for a search warrant. She says that the standards for getting one have been raised by the judges.
  • Jake Berlin is probably based on Jack McClellan, a self-described pedophile who created a website where he posted pictures of little girls that he had photographed on public places.
  • Teri Polo, who appears in this episode as Dana Kelly, later portrays Det. Rex Winter's wife Casey on Law & Order: LA. She returned to guest star as Cordelia Bauer in the SVU season 16 episode American Disgrace.

Episode scene cards Edit

1 2

Kelley Residence
308 East 39th Street
Monday, September 15

Residence of
Jake Berlin
150B Mosco Street
Tuesday, September 16

3 4 5

Saint Catherine's Hospital
Psychiatric Ward Wednesday, September 17

Weehawken, New Jersey
Wednesday, September 17

Office of the
Medical Examiner
Friday, September 19

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