Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 9 - Episode 4 Savant



A man returns from a business trip to find his wife beaten unconscious. The only witness is their daughter, but she has a rare genetic disorder that has delayed her development. It puts Elliot in a difficult position: he doesn’t want to upset the sensitive girl with his questioning and in any case her testimony may not be considered reliable in court. Aidan Quinn plays the duplicitous father but it’s Paulina Gerzon who steals the show with what many have applauded as a near-perfect representation of someone with Williams syndrome.


The detectives investigate the attempted murder of a woman found beaten into a coma, and their only witness is her daughter, who has severe learning difficulties. The spotlight soon turns on the victim's husband, who claims to have found his wife on his return home from a business trip - but the airline passenger list reveals he was not on the flight. Crime 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
John Munch Richard Belzer
Casey Novak Diane Neal
'Fin' Tutola Ice-T
Katie Nicholson Paulina Gerzon
George Huang BD Wong
Joel Parven Robert Clohessy
Alex Parven Josh Caras
Director Kate Woods
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