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SVU, Episode 10.21
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First aired: 19 May 2009
  th of 366 produced in SVU  
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ADA Cabot Liberties
Written By
Dawn DeNoon

Directed By
Juan J. Campanella

Plot Edit

When Pamela Galliano seeks to have a restraining order reinstated against her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Brunsen, the assigned judge has something else on his mind. In order for some peace of mind, Judge Koehler asks Detective Elliot Stabler to question a convicted serial killer about the whereabouts of his son’s body, which adds a new twist to the case.

Ultimately, it's revealed Tyler and the judge's son are the same person: Tyler had been kidnapped as a child by someone else, and the serial killer had been misleading him. Judge Koehler's impetus for asking for Stabler's help was after Koehler suspected the truth as a result of Tyler yelling a phrase in court that Koehler had taught his son as a child. Koehler and his son reunite at the end of the episode when Koehler helps Tyler remember him.

Cast Edit

Main cast Edit

Recurring cast Edit

Guest cast Edit

References Edit

Quotes Edit

Owen Walters: Ughhh...Feels like someone put my balls in a wood chipper.
Elliot Stabler: Mm-hmm.
Owen Walters: What happened?
Elliot Stabler: That defenseless girl you targeted? Not so defenseless.

Tyler Brunsen: Look at this! Pants ruined.
Elliot Stabler: Calm down.
Tyler Brunsen: Loot at this: bite marks! Huh? I should be in the hospital getting checked for rabies!
Olivia Benson: I seriously doubt you gave the dog rabies.

Joshua Koehler: I'm ready to make my ruling. Given the totality of the circumstances, the court believes that it is unlikely that the defendant will return to the court of his own volition. I am therefore revoking bail and ordering him remanded.
Tyler Brunsen: What?
Joshua Koehler: Jimmy, take him into custody.
Tyler Brunsen: You can't do this I-I-I have rights!
Alex Cabot: He can have a toothbrush.
Heshy Horowitz: It's okay, Tyler, I can appeal...
Tyler Brunsen: You corrupt peace of garbage!
Joshua Koehler: Son, during the period of your incarceration, I sincerely urge you to do some soul searching. Consider how your conduct will appear to the jury
Tyler Brunsen: Consider yours. A tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.

Elliot Stabler: I've dealt with my fair share of kiddie diddlers. You a member of NAMBLA?
Roy Lee Dotson: I'm no homo. I like boys and girls. They're pretty much the same at that age. No grass on the field.

Warner: Roy told this girl's parents where he buried her years ago, just not where he stored her first.
Munch: So Roy played Elliot like a Gameboy. When did you tell judge this?
Warner: Saturday.
Tutuola: Why didn't you tell us?
Warner: Aside from a tour bus massacre that kept me pretty busy, I was a little uncomfortable with what the judge asked me to do.

Background information and notes Edit

  • This is the last episode featuring ADA Cabot for this season.

Episode scene cards Edit

1 2 3 4

Residence of
Pam Galliano
420 Sullivan Street
Thursday, April 30

Residence of
Tyler Brunson
413 Sullivan Street
Thursday, April 30

Tribeca Emergency
Animal Hospital
66 Warren Street
Friday, May 1

Chambers of
Judge Joshua Koehler
Monday, May 4

5 6 7 8

Supreme Court
Huntley Hearing
Part 23
Friday, May 8

Recreation Center
388 Rivington Street
Friday, May 15

Supreme Court
Trial Part 23
Monday, May 18

Office of the
Medical Examiner
Monday, May 18

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