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"Monogamy"
SVU, Episode 3.11
Production number: E2323
First aired: 4 January 2002
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Cabot Langan Monogamy
Written By
Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas

Directed By
Constantine Makris


Plot

The case involves the beating of a seven-months-pregnant woman, whose unborn child has been torn from her body via a primitive cesarean section. Among the many witnesses questioned is the woman's husband, a psychiatrist with several devastating secrets who knows more about his wife's beating than he's willing to admit.

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

References

Quotes

Benson: Nice place.
Erin Sena: I cleaned up especially for you.
Stabler: Your boyfriend doesn't mind the mess?
Sena: Who says I've got a boyfriend?
Stabler: Come on...a girl like you? I'm sure you have a few.
Sena: You coming on to me? I'm into that. Your friend can watch.



Donald Cragen: All because his wife was carrying another man's child.
George Huang: Well, you know, it could have been enough to push him over the edge. He was cuckolded. It's pretty common. You see it in nature. Female of the species seeks out the male who exhibits the most desirable traits. You know, most species aren't naturally monogamous.
John Munch: That explains my entire marital history.



"Hey, you know everyone in that room is on your side. But we're not mind-readers."
Olivia Benson to Elliot Stabler

Stabler: Each case gets a little more horrific than the last. I go home to my wife, what am I supposed to do? Talk about my day? 'Honey, today, a guy cut a baby out of his wife's stomach. Pass the gravy, please.'
Benson: So, you just don't talk at all? That's no solution, Elliot.
Stabler: Well, one of us has to be able to sleep at night. She thinks I'm shutting her out.
Benson: You are. That's exactly what you do. You keep this up, you're gonna ruin the best thing you've ever had.



"Doc, I want you in on this search. You know how shrinks operate; time to give up your trade secrets."
Donald Cragen to George Huang

Benson: His laundry is nicer than my entire wardrobe. Folds and labels them: whites, colored, dry cleaning.
Stabler: Anything marked 'bloody clothes'?



Richard Manning: She probably felt our relationship was lacking.
Elliot Stabler: "Lacking" is a real interesting word. What is it you were lacking, Dick?
Richard Manning: Challenging my masculinity. A little amateurish, don't you think?
George Huang: No. I think he's challenging your masculinity because it's such an obvious weakness.



Alexandra Cabot: You held your own child in your hands. Your own living child...Did he cry? Did your son cry before you killed him?
Richard Manning: He only cried a little. He only cried a little.


Background information and notes

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Construction Site
321 West 92nd Street
Friday, December 7

Tenth Avenue
Methadone Clinic
Friday, December 7

Tri-State Atlantic Wireless
161 East 47th Street
Monday, December 10

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Apartment of Dr. Manning
57 East 69th Street
Monday, December 10

Trial Part 74
Wednesday, December 12

Trial Part 74
Thursday, December 13


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