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An attorney (guest star Andrew McCarthy) suspected of keeping a Romanian immigrant as a sex slave is linked to a woman's murder.


Ted Kotcheff


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler (as Chris Meloni)
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Michelle Hurd ... Monique Jeffries
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Andrew McCarthy ... Randolph Morrow
Reiko Aylesworth ... A.D.A. Erica Alden
Kelly Bishop ... Registrar
Mary Lou Rosato Mary Lou Rosato ... Constanta Condrescu
Harvey Atkin ... Judge Alan Ridenour
Evelyn Furtak Evelyn Furtak ... Waitress
Lance Reddick ... Dr. Taylor
Michael Kelly ... Vet Tech Barry
Audra McDonald ... Audrey Jackson
Susan Floyd ... Mrs. Morrow


An attorney (guest star Andrew McCarthy) suspected of keeping a Romanian immigrant as a sex slave is linked to a woman's murder.

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Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Slaves" (S1 E22) was based on the "girl in the box" sex-slave case, in which Cameron Hooker and his wife, Janice Hooker, abducted Colleen Stan (a.k.a. Carol Smith), then kept her captive and tortured her for seven years. See more »


When Jeffries is in the restaurant interviewing the restaurant owner, the shadow of the boom mic is visible behind them. See more »


Donald Cragen: [to Dr. Jackson] How goes the witch hunt?
Dr. Audrey Jackson: Well, I've seen everybody.
Donald Cragen: You find any bed-wetters or cross-dressers?
Dr. Audrey Jackson: No. No, I've found a commensurate level of stress and neurosis that one would expect in this work. For the most part.
Donald Cragen: For the most part.
Dr. Audrey Jackson: The purpose of this program is to identify detectives that are close to meltdown. It's to protect the public from them as well as themselves.
Donald Cragen: You're saying you found someone in my unit?
Dr. Audrey Jackson: I did. I'm afraid I have to recommend that they be removed from ...
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Featured in SVU: The Beginning (2003) See more »

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Taste for sadism
14 November 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A passed note and a conversation in Romanian to a fellow countryman sends SVU on a hunt for a missing Romanian immigrant who never showed up at college for the classes she registered for.

It's a pretty slim lead and Dann Florek is ready to pull the squad off the case when the missing woman's aunt is found dead after being dumped on the Henry Hudson Parkway. Now the NYPD is very interested.

The trail leads to white shoe lawyer Andrew McCarthy who with his wife is keeping the young woman both a prisoner and a slave. McCarthy is one cool customer himself, establishment preppy type with a nasty taste for sadism.

McCarthy is one of the scariest villains SVU ever featured. Try not miss him in this SVU story.

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