Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 12 - Episode 10 Rescue



This is an especially weird episode that weaves about all over the place. The initial case (the death of a girl at a party) suddenly takes a left turn when Benson and Stabler suspect one of the paramedics of doing something unsavoury. But then, in one of the most contrived twists ever, they discover the fingerprints of Vivian Arliss (the drug-addicted mother of the boy Olivia’s been looking after) at a crime scene. And the investigations disappear off in a totally different direction – somewhere towards soapland, apparently.


Cragen orders Benson off a case when the search of a crime scene turns up DNA evidence that Vivian Arliss, the mother of her ward Calvin, was in the house. But Benson decides to ignore his command and secretly continues her quest to locate Vivian, while fighting to keep custody of the boy. Guest starring Maria Bello.

Cast & Crew

Det Elliot Stabler Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola Ice-T
Dr George Huang BD Wong
Capt Donald Cragen Dann Florek
ADA Gillian Hardwicke Melissa Sagemiller
Vivian Arliss Maria Bello
Sarah Hoyt Kat Foster
Clark Tinta James Martinez
Jason Gambel Joseph Sikora
David Drecker Jack Gwaltney
Director Peter Leto
Director Constantine Makris
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
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