SVU, Episode 1.13
Production number: E0910
First aired: 4 February 2000
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Written By
Janet Tamaro

Directed By
David Platt

Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a Judge, who often delivered special verdicts for women in return for sexual favors.


After a judge is found murdered in his car, the detectives begin looking into his background and learn that he often delivered special verdicts for women in return for sexual favors and was also behind the funding of a local governor's bid for re-election. The team soon turns their eye to a battered wife with a secret.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



"I want you to seal this crime scene tighter than an accountant's ass."
John Munch

Brian Cassidy: Paying for sex. That's so pathetic.
John Munch: You always pay for it, my friend.

John Munch: Hello and welcome to Parole Phone. If you're paying with sex, press 1. If you want to make a donation to a phony charity, press 2.
Elliot Stabler: Yeah, the charities are good, it's the donations that are phony.

Sheena Reid: He's got three kids. I go there to remind him.
Olivia Benson: So how'd you get a fourth kid with no conjugal visits?
Sheena Reid: (glare) Immaculate Conception.

Olivia Benson: What happened with the ballpeen hammer? Let me guess. You were cleaning it, and it accidentally went off.
Roger Silver: Pretty and smart. You married, Detective?
Elliot Stabler: Why don't you play The Dating Game with someone who shares your clinical diagnosis.

Monique Jeffries: Wow. 4.7 million in one year.
Brian Cassidy: That's pretty good for a fledgling charity.
Olivia Benson: "Fledgling." I'm impressed.
Brian Cassidy: Oh yeah, that's right, I'm a real dope, aren't I? You know what I did last night? I looked it up and I memorized it just so I could impress you.

Elliot Stabler: Thing I don't get is, why go to such lengths to get an abusive husband out of jail?
Gina Silver: Oh my god... I didn't do it to get him out. I did it to keep him in.

"If I could, I would exhume the body and kick his ass."
Donald Cragen

Donald Cragen: Here you go, Marcus. (drops box on table) Happy New Year.
Marcus: What the Hell is this?
Donald Cragen: 42 cases that are now *your* problem.

Donald Cragen: There's an opening in Narcotics, Captain's a friend of mine. You could do a lot of good over there, you know. It wouldn't...
Brian Cassidy: Wouldn't what?
Donald Cragen: Well, it wouldn't be like this, Brian.

Brian Cassidy: Okay. I'm outta here.
John Munch: For good, you mean? Well maybe you should. You know, you're a sweet guy, Bri, stuff around here's too weird for you.
Brian Cassidy: Yeah, Captain said I could go over to Narcotics, you know, play cowboy, beat up on some people.

John Munch: That's not a bad idea. Seriously. I saw the way you were with that junkie, you got with her where most guys can't.
Brian Cassidy: Honestly, sex crimes? Come on. I still feel embarrassed buying rubbers at the drugstore.

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Chambers of
Judge Warren Varella
Wednesday, January 10

City Hall
Thursday, January 11

Office of Carole Pinto
New York State
Parole Board
Thursday, January 11

4 5 6

Apartment of
Gina Silver
263 West 75th Street
Friday, January 12

Correctional Facility
Hudson, New York
Friday, January 12

Office of
State Attorney General
Conference Room
Friday, January 12

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