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The attempted suicide of a 14-year-old girl leads to her family, promiscuity, and her regression to a child.


Joyce Chopra


Dick Wolf (created by), Patrick Harbinson




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Detective Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Stephanie March ... Alexandra Cabot
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Titus Welliver ... Tom Landricks
Rachael Bella ... Jackie Landricks
Cynthia Ettinger ... Angie Landricks
Justine Caputo Justine Caputo ... Sally Landricks
Jill Marie Lawrence ... Cleo Conrad
Drew McVety Drew McVety ... James Randall
Leslie Ayvazian Leslie Ayvazian ... Judge Susan Valdera
Anna Berger ... Karen's Grandmother


The attempted suicide of a 14-year-old girl leads to her family, promiscuity, and her regression to a child.

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Titus Welliver appears in this episode and then would later go on to guest as Rob Miller in season 20's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Blackout (2019), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Assumptions (2019) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: End Game (2019). See more »


The subway station in the opening scene is meant to be West 4th Street (according to the large sign). A passenger also identifies an approaching train as the C, which does stop at West 4th. However, the train is actually the N (according to its logo), and the real subway station is Church Street according to the tiling on the walls. See more »


Jackie Landricks: [to Stabler while she's playing dolls with him] This is Cindy's friend, Bear. He likes her very much, don't you, Bear?
Elliot Stabler: Why does he like her?
Jackie Landricks: Because Cindy knows what Bear wants.
Elliot Stabler: And what do I want?
Jackie Landricks: You want Cindy to be nice to you.
Elliot Stabler: And how are you gonna be nice to me?
Jackie Landricks: She'll make you feel good. Do you want her to show you? It's okay. I know what to do.
Elliot Stabler: Yeah, how do you know what to do?
Jackie Landricks: Cause I've watched.
Elliot Stabler: Who did you watch, Jackie?
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Chelsea Doe
9 July 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This particular SVU story marks one of the strangest perpetrators they ever encountered. They also get to close the coldest kind of cold case.

Tamara Tunie comes in for some big kudos here. The medical examiner notices a similarity in the pattern of restraint marks on a living victim whose case they just catch and those of on the torso that was found in the Hudson River a few years ago. No head, no limbs, just a torso that was found off the Chelsea piers and hence named Chelsea Doe.

The living victim is teen age Rachel Bella, daughter of Titus Welliver and Cynthia Ettinger. At first glance these people look like a normal happy family. But we gradually learn what a sickie Welliver is and how his warped values are imparted to his family.

And we learn who Chelsea Doe was and how she met her end. I can't say more, this is one to see for yourselves.

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6 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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