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"Scheherazade"
SVU, Episode 8.10
Production number: 08002
First aired: 2 January 2007
  th of 295 produced in SVU  
th of 295 released in SVU
  th of 1021 released in all  
Judson Tierney
Written By
Amanda Green

Directed By
David Platt


Plot Edit

Stabler heads to see terminal cancer patient Judson Tierney after a request from his parish's priest, and soon realizes that Tierney has a story that he is dying to tell but only wants to tell to his estranged daughter. With Benson keeping an eye on Tierney, Stabler looks into the man's past and learns that he was once involved in a series of unsolved bank robberies, and that he has been keeping a secret about his daughter for over twenty years. Its revealed that his daughter is not his daughter and that an innocent man went to prison for a murder he committed for 35 years and Tierney's telling the truth now as he wants the man out. Even with Tierney's confession they run into trouble as the man committed a murder in prison, but Elizabeth Donnelly comes up with a solution: have the man plead guilty to the prison murder while the governor pardons him for the one he was falsely accused of, he can then get time served for the one he did commit as he spent so long in prison. The governor agrees to the request and the innocent man is released. Tierney lives long enough for Bensen to tell him, but while his daughter does come to see him, Tierney dies before she gets there with Bensen at his side and his daughter breaks down in tears.

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Quotes Edit

George Huang: "Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Tolstoy, Anna Karenina. Families are complicated.
Elliot Stabler: Tell me about it.



George Huang: Tierney's trying to starve off death like Scheherazade with a story of bank robberies and illegitimate children. He's trying to hang on to make peace with his daughter.


Elliot Stabler: The wide collar, short tie? Classic 70's look.
Melinda Warner: Brings back memories.
Elliot Stabler: Of what? You in diapers?
Melinda Warner: (smiles) Bless your heart.



(on Jack Colino's mistress)
Elliot Stabler: Do you know what her name was?
Rita Colino: Rhymes with "hunt"... oh, you mean her real name? Suzanne Mollinax.


Background information and notes Edit

  • The title comes from the name of a Persian queen who, according to legend, married a king who would marry a new virgin every night and then behead her after consummating the marriage so that she could not cheat on him. Scheherazade avoided this fate by telling the king stories that he found so exciting that he kept her alive so that he would have a new story every night. These stories became the basis of the classic 1,001 Arabian Nights.

Episode scene cards Edit

1 2 3

Residence of
Sheila Tierney Dumont
423 West 83rd Street
Sunday, November 4

Crime Lab
One Police Plaza
Sunday, November 4

St. Paul's Cemetery
Plattsburg, New York
Monday, November 5

4 5 6

Residence of Rita Colino
Long Island, New York
Monday, November 5

Sing Sing Prison
Ossining, New York
Tuesday, November 6

Office of the Governor
Albany, New York
Wednesday, November 7


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