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As Fin tries to get justice after his gay son's fiancé is brutally beaten in a hate crime, SVU uncovers a scandal involving a teacher sexually abusing a student at a prep school.


Jonathan Herron


Dick Wolf (created by), Robin Veith (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Danny Pino ... Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen (credit only)
Stephanie March ... Alexandra Cabot
Tony Hale ... Rick Simms
Betty Gilpin ... Natalie Relais
Dylan Minnette ... Luca Gabardelli
Ernest Waddell ... Ken Randall
Migs Govea ... Alejandro Pavel (as Miguel Govea)
Justin Gregory Lopez ... Cesar
Olivia Ford Olivia Ford ... Marisol Pavel
Jacqueline Hendy Jacqueline Hendy ... Attorney Crane


As Fin tries to get justice after his gay son's fiancé is brutally beaten in a hate crime, SVU uncovers a scandal involving a teacher sexually abusing a student at a prep school.

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Release Date:

9 May 2012 (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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Lenny Venito has played three different roles over the course of the series: See more »


Olivia Benson: [after Fin discovers that Ken's fiance has been brutally assaulted and wants to help out in the investigation] Fin, the captain called from his conference. He doesn't want you anywhere near this.
Odafin Tutuola: He's in DC. How's he gonna know?
John Munch: You can't. You're personally involved.
Odafin Tutuola: Damn right. That's my son.
Olivia Benson: Exactly. So go be with him.
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Off Track
23 July 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I really started out thinking I was going to like this SVU episode, but it went badly off track along the way.

Ernest Waddell whom we met almost a decade earlier first as Ice-T's son has in the intervening years come out as gay. And now that same sex marriages are legal in New York has now gotten married.

This episode starts out with the gaybashing of Waddell's spouse who Ice-T who has long accepted his son's gayness refers to as his son-in-law. His crime is solved within the first fifteen minutes of the show. But in the course of the investigation looking for a pattern of other hate crime incidents, the SVU squad uncovers an incident involving a prep school teacher. After that the whole thing goes off track.

I was really hoping to see some more concerning Waddell and his spouse with Ice-T. It was like we popped into a different SVU episode all together. Not well written at all.

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