The squad is at a loss on what to do with a violent homicide when Stabler's son points out that the event is straight out of a video game. Interviewing the game's creators leads them to a ... See full summary »


David Platt


Dick Wolf (created by), Patrick Harbinson




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Diane Neal ... Casey Novak
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Seth Gabel ... Garrett Perle
Trisha LaFache ... Louise Karnaki
Mike Doyle ... Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran
Matthew Faber ... Stuart Davis
Geoffrey Arend ... Game Designer
Robert Montano ... U.S. Attorney Raul Menedez
Joel de la Fuente ... TARU Tech Ruben Morales
Tom O'Rourke ... Judge Mark Seligman


The squad is at a loss on what to do with a violent homicide when Stabler's son points out that the event is straight out of a video game. Interviewing the game's creators leads them to a former employee, who then leads them (with a few other steps along the way) to a teenage couple who claim to be unable to distinguish fantasy from reality. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

8 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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U.S. Attorney Raul Menedez: [after the detectives discover that the surveillance tape of the murder has been taken away by the U.S. Attorney's Office] You can't have it. As soon as that tape appears in discovery, the defense will want to know context, provenance, everything.
Casey Novak: It won't affect any ongoing operation.
U.S. Attorney Raul Menedez: I can't risk surveillance of a vital target in a war against terror becoming front page news.
Casey Novak: But that's more important than letting two psychopaths walk free?
U.S. Attorney Raul Menedez: Frankly, yes. If this tape's your only evidence, you ...
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19 November 2010 | by comicforhireSee all my reviews

This is dumb. I think this episode tries to make a point that doesn't exist. That violence in video games = violence being committed in real life. I have played GTAI-IV and all of Rock-stars games. Not once have they been so glib as to promote by saying "you can still kill cops and hookers!" It's an open world game and GTAIV has one of the richest stories in any medium in recent memory, not just video games. It's something you could compare to Goodfellas, or any of Martin Scorsese's films. Is there actually a game where you can use a cat as a silencer? Yes, is there a movie where you can watch someone thrown into a pit of medical needles? Yes, which is easier to get your hand on? Saw 2 of course. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who has played Postal 2. This episode of SVU shows the age of the writers of SVU. Please don't make an episode unless you are willing to be fair and balanced on the topic. Love SVU! Watching the whole series from newest to oldest on netflix.... on my Xbox360, Ironic no? This episode just left me feeling violated... maybe I should call Liv? or Eliot.

((BTW this wasn't even a sex crime. Why was SVU on it past the point of finding out the sperm was just there because she was a prostitute?))

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