Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 11 - Episode 11 Quickie



There’s a very loud and clear message to SVU in this episode. So loud and clear, in fact, it becomes a kind of extended public information film, dressed up as sexual melodrama. The theme is HIV and sexual mores: a teenage party girl is found dead in a park after local residents ignore her screams – yes, it’s cheery from the outset.

Using a technique called “surface enhanced raman spectroscopy” (it’s an actual thing) the world-weary medical examiner is able to establish who strangled her but then... all that turns out to be no more than a scene-setter for the main plot about a stockbroker with horribly lax morals and access to a website called There’s one good courtroom twist.


Benson and Stabler investigate the death of 17-year-old Anna McWilliams and discover she was using an internet site to arrange one-night stands with strangers. Warner reveals Anna was HIV positive - as was the man she was meant to meet on the night she died. Had he been deliberately passing on the virus by having unprotected sex?

Cast & Crew

Det Elliot Stabler Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen Dann Florek
Det John Munch Richard Belzer
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola Ice-T
ME Melinda Warner Tamara Tunie
Alexandra Cabot Stephanie March
Henry Christensen Brady Corbet
Peter Butler Brian Geraghty
Dewey Butler Jack Larson
Director David Platt
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
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