Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 12 - Episode 9 Gray



Benson and Stabler investigate an alleged rape at Hudson University, but with no forensic evidence (the incident took place months earlier) and no witnesses, it’s a truly grey area.

Actually it’s more like 50 shades of grey as the detectives stumble about without any clear idea which student is telling the truth and what the university’s disciplinary committee is covering up. “Do you expect us to believe this limp cock-and-bull story?” says ADA Sonya Paxton (Christine Lahti), newly returned from alcohol rehabilitation, but displaying a satisfying sharpness of wit.

Up against her in court is the wonderful CCH Pounder as Carolyn Maddox.


As Stabler is waiting to address a Take Back the Night rally at Hudson University, Bethany Jennings accuses fellow student Chuck Mills of raping her and the detective arrests him. ADA Sonya Paxton tells the team that since there is no clear evidence nor any witnesses, it is impossible to establish whether consent was given and Chuck must be released. However, he is soon accused of another crime. Starring Christopher Meloni.

Cast & Crew

Det Elliot Stabler Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola Ice-T
Dr George Huang BD Wong
Capt Donald Cragen Dann Florek
Executive ADA Sonya Paxton Christine Lahti
Carla Vincent Gwynneth Bensen
Chuck Mills Charlie Barnett
Kathleen Stabler Allison Siko
Felicia Zorn Elena Hurst
Judge Sylvia Quinn Kate Nelligan
Bethany Jennings Anna Greenfield
Director Helen Shaver
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
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