Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 10 - Episode 13 Snatched



It’s just what you want from SVU: a bunch of great plot twists and cute cameos. The premise is strong to start with: a child is taken from her bed, the parents left distraught. Then the plot takes a series of unlikely but just believable left turns.

At one point it becomes an almost stagey psychodrama as an old jewel thief with dementia looks to be the only one who might know who snatched her. He’s played by Dabney Coleman (the Commodore in Boardwalk Empire). And there are other familiar faces playing old safe-crackers, including Burt Young (Paulie from the Rocky films) and Wallace Shawn, who’s barely changed since The Princess Bride.


The detectives link the kidnapping of a girl to her mother's crooked father, and discover that he has misplaced a bag of diamonds he was holding for a colleague - leading them to believe the child's abduction could be an act of revenge. Crime drama, guest starring Ron Eldard, with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay.

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
Frank Hager Dabney Coleman
Geno Ron Eldard
Pete Michael C Williams
Liz Michelle Ray Smith
Prof Batters Wallace Shawn
Director David Platt
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
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