Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 10 - Episode 16 Ballerina



Both the stories in this double bill are strange, heady concoctions. The first, Ballerina, stars US TV legend Carol Burnett in a guest spot that won her an Emmy nomination. She plays a wealthy ex-ballerina with a hint of Norma Desmond about her and a devoted young assistant called Chet. There are some stagey interrogation scenes along the way, but it’s worth sticking around for a chilling final twist.


A single murder quickly becomes a case involving three bodies, leaving Benson, Stabler and a strip club owner hunting a killer whose motives seemingly stem from a misguided sense of righteousness rather than ordinary criminality. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni.

Cast & Crew

Det Elliot Stabler Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen Dann Florek
Det John Munch Richard Belzer
ADA Kim Greylek Michaela McManus
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola Ice-T
Melinda Warner Tamara Tunie
Mike O'Halloran Mike Doyle
Birdie Sulloway Carol Burnett
Marv Sulloway Vincent Curatola
Chet Matthew Lillard
Theo Robert Wisdom
Elijah Gbenga Akinnagbe
Miriam Julyza Commodore
Director Peter Leto
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
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