A woman accused of killing her baby commits suicide after being interrogated by an overzealous television reporter. It later turns out that the baby was kidnapped, perhaps by the baby's biological father.


Peter Leto


Dick Wolf (created by), Amanda Green


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Detective Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)
Diane Neal ... Casey Novak
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (credit only)
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Ashley Williams ... Laura Kozlowski
Pablo Schreiber ... Dan Kozlowski
Dana Ashbrook ... Paddy Kendall
Kali Rocha ... Cindy Marino
David Thornton ... Lionel Granger
Kathleen Chalfant ... Judge Cutress
Mike Doyle ... Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran


A young boy is kidnapped, and the suspects include the boy's mother and her ex-boyfriend. When the mother finds out she is a suspect in the kidnapping, she takes matters into her own hands, compounding the tragedy and further complicating the mystery. Written by Anonymous

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The part of Dan Kozlowski is played by Pablo Schreiber in his first appearance on SVU. Pablo Schreiber will later also play the recurring role of the heinous criminal, William Lewis. See more »


George Kendall's rap sheet shows a conviction of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Robbery in the 1st degree and Assault in the 1st degree. Each of these convictions show a sentence of 25 to life, a sentence that none of these crimes carried at the time of Kendall's sentencing in 1982. In present day one could get a life sentence for these crimes under the "three strike" law that gives a repeat offender a life sentence for three felony convictions within a certain period of time but this law did not exist until 1994. Without the three strike law in New York state a charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon is usually a class-D felony and carries a sentence of 2-7 years. Robbery and Assault in the 1st degree are both class-B felonies and carry a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 25 years, the exact sentence length is determined by the circumstances of the crime and also the defendant's criminal history. However before the three strike law none of those crimes carried a life sentence. See more »


Detective Elliot Stabler: This is crap. Paddy was not getting back together with Laura. She was terrified of him. He kidnapped that baby and we got close, Mommy tipped him off and that kid was returned.
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Media frenzy
6 December 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This SVU episode deals with what can happen when the media gets into feeding frenzy and sensationalizes a case. Kali Rocha who with too little information about an infant kidnapping case confronts mother Ashley Williams about it with tragic results. A tidbit of knowledge can be dangerous.

In their search for the child the squad gets a lesson in DNA typing. With some DNA from the missing kid. the search for the dad is done in the laboratories and a match is found. Mother and son Marian Seldes and Dana Ashbrook are a real pair of bottom feeders. Seldes you will remember.

Takes me back to high school biology.

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20 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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