SVU tries to make a case against an accused serial rapist who drugs his victims so that they have no recollection of the incidents.


Chris Eyre


Dick Wolf (created by), Kam Miller


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
Michaela McManus ... Kim Greylek
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Michael Trucco ... Eric Lutz
John Cullum ... Judge Barry Moredock
Christy Pusz Christy Pusz ... Laurel Andrews
Ryan Dunn ... Riley Slade
Joel de la Fuente ... TARU Tech Ruben Morales
Sharon Washington ... Dr. Crosthwaite
Stephen Gregory ... Dr. Kyle Beresford


When a woman is found wandering around in her underwear and there are signs she was assaulted, she's brought to the hospital and SVU is called. When they talk to the woman she doesn't know what they are talking about and thinks it's the day before. And when they learn she was suppose to go out of the country, they check video surveillance at the airport and see that some guy slipped something in her drink and made her go with him. They find the man and arrest him. But they don't have enough to charge him. They learn this is not his first time; that he has done this before and to several other women. Written by

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Release Date:

9 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Was partially inspired by the Andrew Luster case, in which a man videotaped himself raping several women under the influence of GHB. See more »


When Kelly Sun fully regains consciousness in the hospital, she panics because she has to be in Korea on Friday, only to be told by Stabler it's already Friday, and that she's missed her flight. It's established that Kelly was at the airport "last night" - Thursday - when she was drugged. That's not nearly enough time to get to South Korea by Friday; a non-stop flight from New York to Seoul takes at least 14 hours, and Seoul is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. (Had Kelly left New York on Thursday evening, she likely would have arrived in Korea very late Friday or early Saturday,) See more »


Olivia Benson: [to Greylek about Eric's psych defense] Just like that? The judge didn't even want to read the motion.
A.D.A. Kim Greylek: Nope. "Porn made me do it." Unbelievable.
Olivia Benson: But is it? I can't count the number of perps that we've collared with porn stashes that would make Jenna Jameson gag.
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References V for Vendetta (2005) See more »

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Porn made him do it
15 December 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Kelly Hu becomes one of the rape victims, the latest that the SVU squad catches the case for. At first it's thought that she's a robbery victim as well since she was carrying $700,000.00 in diamonds on her as a bonded messenger. But the perpetrator never even looked inside the sealed part of her purse.

No Michael Trucco had his own agenda going here, he not only rapes them, but he drugs them with scopallimine so they don't even remember the event which Hu doesn't. But he also tapes the encounter. If Hu hadn't been found disheveled and unconscious who knows how many more victims Trucco would have racked up.

Christina Ebersole's defense of him is that Trucco's addiction to porn made him do it. The rapist version of the Twinkie defense. In fact we learn that Judge John Cullum likes some raunchy porn himself which provides a bump on the road to justice.

It all gets resolved in the end, but Trucco is truly one loathsome character, one of the worst SVU ever dealt with.

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