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Daydream Believer 

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The joint investigation between SVU and Chicago PD moves to a new location when their rape and murder suspect kidnaps Nadia Decotis from her Chicago precinct and takes her to New York City.


Martha Mitchell


Dick Wolf (created by), Julie Martin (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Danny Pino ... Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Peter Scanavino ... Dominick Carisi Jr.
Raúl Esparza ... Rafael Barba
Jason Beghe ... Hank Voight
Sophia Bush ... Erin Lindsay
Jesse Lee Soffer ... Jay Halstead
Dallas Roberts ... Greg Yates
Stella Maeve ... Nadia Decotis
Jenna Stern ... Judge Elana Barth
Mary Bacon ... Susie Frain
Jacqueline Hendy Jacqueline Hendy ... Attorney Crane
Jen Ponton ... Layla




Benson and Voight lead their teams in the investigation of a rape/murder case that is frighteningly similar to a case from New York a decade ago. When forced to release their main suspect, the Chicago PD joins the SVU in New York in pursuit of Yates. Written by Adam Lee

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Did You Know?


Jen Ponton (Layla) previously played the role of Mia in episode 12.9, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Gray (2010). See more »


Since the trial is taking place in NYC, Why there are so many Chicago Police officers in uniform in the courtroom?. One of them even has his police radio mic on his shoulder, the way they use it while on duty, as if expecting a call from the dispatcher at any moment. See more »


Greg Yates: Don't you just hate it when you kidnap a girl and she won't stop kicking the back of your seat?
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Crazy Credits

The usual voiceover monologue and credits sequence were omitted on the initial broadcast. They were added for syndication. See more »


References Chicago P.D. (2014) See more »


Daydream Believer
Written by John Stewart (uncredited)
Performed by The Monkees
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Maximum Sadistic Satisfaction
1 January 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Dallas Roberts who specializes in playing various types of unhinged psychotics gets to play a real winner here. This is a cross over episode where a Chicago PD regular Stella Maeve is kidnapped and taken to New York where after enduring a lot of torture she's killed.

Roberts is psychotic but also brilliant and he also represents himself at his own defense. He's also a psychiatrist and knows how to reach the inner parts of the Id for maximum sadistic satisfaction.

This episode belongs to ADA Rafael Barba and to former regular Medical Examiner Tamara Tunie. How she helps bring him down on the witness stand is something to see.

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Release Date:

29 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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