"October Surprise"
SVU, Episode 15.06
Production number: 15006
First aired: 23 October 2013
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Liz Fye - Ice T - Kelli Gidish
Teleplay By
Peter Blauner

Story By
Warren Leight & Peter Blauner

Directed By
Peter Werner


When A.D.A. Barba's childhood friend, Eddie Garcia, is arrested for attempted rape, his connection to mayoral front-runner Alex Muñoz puts the campaign in jeopardy. However, when an undercover investigation uncovers further misconduct by Muñoz himself, Detective Amaro and the SVU team wonder if Barba can put aside personal feelings to prosecute the men he used to idolize.


Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit



Background information and NoteEdit

  • This episode is based on the sexting scandal of former NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

Episode scene cards Edit

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Apartment of
Lindsay Anderson
237 East 31st Street
Friday, October 25

School Foundation
15 Gramercy Park South
Friday, October 25

Office of
Hank Abraham
99 Hudson Street
Saturday, October 26

Apartment of
Eddie Garcia
16 East Burnside Avenue
Bronx, New York
Saturday, October 26

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New York Gaming Commission
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York
Monday, October 28

Grant High School
370 Kneeland Ave
Yonkers, New York
Wednesday, October 30

Five Boroughs
Police Association Ball
31 Chambers Street
Wednesday, October 30

Arraignment Court
Part 12
Thursday, October 31

Previous episode:
"Wonderland Story"
"October Surprise"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season 15
Next episode:
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