Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 9 - Episode 1 Alternate



A new series, a new commanding officer and a new hairstyle for Olivia Benson. The hairstyle is nothing radical, but the new CO is a shock: Munch. Now cynical, conspiracy-obsessed Munch is a great character, but no natural leader, and his colleagues aren’t thrilled at the prospect of taking orders from him (Stabler flatly refuses).

However, the main event is a woman with multiple personalities who may have harmed a baby. She is played, in a tour de force of showy “Give me an Emmy” acting, by Cynthia Nixon. She won an Emmy.


Benson and Stabler investigate a case of alleged child abuse, but soon realise their attention should actually be focused on the woman who made the report. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek.

Cast & Crew

Det Elliot Stabler Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen Dann Florek
Det John Munch Richard Belzer
ADA Casey Novak Diane Neal
Janice Donovan Cynthia Nixon
Cass Magnall Laura Allen
George Huang BD Wong
Director David Platt
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
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