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"Runaway"
SVU, Episode 2.16
Production number: E1405
First aired: 2 March 2001
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Jeffries Runaway
Written By
David J. Burke & Nick Kendrick

Directed By
Richard Dobbs

The Detectives have to track down a runaway daughter of a police officer, which leads them to New York City's rave life.

Plot

The search for a police officer's runaway daughter, which leads the detectives through an underground rave culture that caters to wayward teens, is seen through the eyes of the squad room personnel and their interviews with the Internal Affairs division. Jefferies helps the SVU one more time.

Summary

Episode summary

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

References

Internal Affairs Bureau; Vice Squad; D.U.M.B.O.

Quotes

"Where do you live? If you can't tell us where you live, we can provide you with an address."
Olivia Benson


Ted Bolger: Who is he?!
Odafin Tutuola: That's my Jew. Where's Kanick?
John Munch: Shalom.



John Munch: Your Jew? Your Jew? What if I called you 'my boy'?!
Odafin Tutuola: I'll be your boy, John.



Lorna Frankel: Hey, you can't arrest them. This is a free country!
Odafin Tutuola: No, it's a democracy, and the majority of us don't like what's going on here.



Ted Bolger: I'm callin' the police.
Odafin Tutuola: What, so you can show 'em all your cocaine?



(on "tuning up" suspects)

"I don't do that anymore. I'm old and it's tiring."
John Munch


Donald Cragen: The girl O.D.'d and died alone. Her father, a decorated cop, 30-year career, over, no pension, his family in shambles. But you know what really, really scares me? That all you people are concerned about is some lying, murdering sack of crap.
IAB Officer: In this country, that lying, murdering sack of crap has rights too, Captain.



Elliot Stabler: Tito, this is Detective Benson. Heard you wanted to help.
Tito Frank: Nobody's talking to you and a mall queen. What about the black chick?
Olivia Benson: The black chick has other duties.



Tito Frank: Nobody knows I have a camera.
Elliot Stabler: Well, I can keep a secret if the mall queen can.


Background information and notes

  • This is actress Michelle Hurd's last appearance as Detective Monique Jeffries. Her character transferred to the Vice Squad. This is also one of three episodes in the second season in which Hurd appears in the opening theme. The other two are "Wrong Is Right" and "Asunder".
  • A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot mentions that she has a goddaughter named Connie, who is most likely a teenager.
  • The microphone from above can be seen for a split second during Fin's interview with Internal Affairs.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3 4 5

Rikers Island
Visitor's Room
Tuesday, October 24

Stanton Apartments
499 Broome Street
Tuesday, October 24

Office of Ted Bolger
310 W. 36th Street
Wednesday, October 25

Flea Market
D.U.M.B.O.
Wednesday, October 25

16th Precinct
Interrogation Room
Friday, October 27


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