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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 4 Episodes

25 Episodes 2002 - 2003

In the fourth season of this crime drama, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) teams up with Fin (Ice-T) for the first time on a case in which they investigate the death of prisoner. Meanwhile, Stabler (Christopher Meloni) tackles an undercover assignment involving cocaine being smuggled in baby formula, and his life is put in jeopardy. Guest stars include Rob Estes as a controlling father whose son fears him and Elizabeth Mitchell as a grieving mother put on trial for euthanizing her terminally ill baby.

Episode 1

Chameleon

Fri, Sep 27, 2002 60 mins

In the Season 4 premiere, Sharon Lawrence portrays a prostitute who claims that she killed one of her clients in self-defence.

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Episode 2

Deception

Fri, Oct 4, 2002 60 mins

Benson and Stabler wonder if an actress (Sherilyn Fenn) may have played a role in her husband's murder. Kyle: Jonathan Bennett. Fuller: Tom Mason. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni. Cragen: Dann Florek.

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Episode 3

Vulnerable

Fri, Oct 11, 2002 60 mins

Benson and Stabler try to determine who mistreated an Alzheimer's victim (Jane Powell). Hope Garrett: Mary Kay Place. Joe Sherman: Jay Thomas. Hal Shipley: Andy Powers. Andy Sherman: Ryan Patrick Bachand. Cragen: Dann Florek. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 4

Lust

Fri, Oct 18, 2002 60 mins

The detectives investigate the murder of a public-health doctor whose husband (Michael Gross) is a retired lawyer. Kitty: Kate Levering. Roger Pomerantz: Brian Rogalski. Bonnie Vernon: Maeve McGuire. Vartan Dadian: James Doerr. Munch: Richard Belzer. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 5

Disappearing Acts

Fri, Oct 25, 2002 60 mins

After Stabler and Benson are called in on a rape case, their victim is taken away by Federal agents. Peter: John Heard. Claudia Williams: Pam Grier. Gavin: Thomas Guiry. Cragen: Dann Florek. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 6

Angels

Fri, Nov 1, 2002 60 mins

The discovery of a boy's body leads to a pedophile ring. Dr. Stewart Lynch: Patrick Cassidy. Ernesto Diaz: Pablo Santos. Anthony Damon: Will Arnett. Dr. Walt Massey: Michael Hayden. Laura Massey: Kate Skinner. Shawn Massey: Gideon Jacobs. Munch: Richard Belzer. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 7

Dolls

Fri, Nov 8, 2002 60 mins

Gloria Reuben plays a graphics designer who returns from five months in rehab to discover that her daughter is missing. Terry Jessup: David Harbour. Thelma Price: Capathia Jenkins. Virginia Preston: Ileen Getz. Karen Jacobs: Aleta Mitchell. Fin: Ice-T. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 8

Waste

Fri, Nov 15, 2002 60 mins

The detectives try to determine who impregnated a comatose woman. Mrs. Janice Rawley: JoBeth Williams. Dr. Graham Mandell: Bruce Davison. Davis Langley: Philip Bosco. Wesley Dilbertt: Steve Key. Trevor Langan: Peter Hermann. Dr. Elizabeth Garrison: Lisa Pelikan. Bob Rawley: Henry Woronicz. Cabot: Stephanie March. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 9

Juvenile

Fri, Nov 22, 2002 60 mins

Two youths (Shane E. Lyons, Connor Paolo) each blame the other in the murder of a cancer patient who grew marijuana. Gina Bernardo: Illeana Douglas. ADA Donnelly: Judith Light. Mrs. Brice: Becky Ann Baker. Mr. Connor: Jonathan Walker. Mrs. Connor: Toby Poser. Mary Ellen Lesinski: Lisa Emery. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 10

Resilience

Fri, Dec 6, 2002 60 mins

The investigation into a teen's claim that she was raped involves her parents, little sister, a boyfriend and a boarder. Jackie: Rachael Bella. Tom Landricks: Titus Welliver. Angie Landricks: Cynthia Ettinger. Sally: Justine Caputo. Gina Bernardo: Illeana Douglas. Public Defender Cleo Conrad: Jill Marie Lawrence. Karl: Billy Lush. James Randall: Drew McVety.

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Episode 11

Damaged

Fri, Jan 10, 2003 60 mins

Shootings at a video-rental store lead to a case involving an adopted daughter (Ari Graynor), a sexually abused child, a lawyer's son (Christopher Denham) and a client's immunity. Malcolm Field: Michael Gaston. Roger Kressler: Ned Eisenberg. Peter Kurtz: Dan Lauria. Raquel Kurtz: Glynnis O'Connor. Cragen: Dann Florek. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 12

Risk

Fri, Jan 17, 2003 60 mins

Stabler goes undercover to try to find a police detective who's part of a cocaine-smuggling ring. Brad Kendall: Matt Mulhern. Keith Gerard: Joe Murphy. Sgt. Ed Tucker: Robert John Burke. Derek Pfeiffer: Bryan Callen. Laura Pfeiffer: Laurie J. Williams. Kathy Stabler: Isabel Gillies. Cragen: Dann Florek. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 13

Rotten

Fri, Jan 24, 2003 60 mins

In their investigation of a prisoner's death, Benson and Fin learn that he was assaulted before being incarcerated. Luke Edmunds: William Mapother. Les Cooper: Terry Serpico. Hector Ramirez: Agustin M. Rodriguez. Jose Ortega: A.B. Lugo. Randall Grant: Jason Catalano. Andrew Pennington: Johnny Pruitt. Cragen: Dann Florek. Fin: Ice-T. Benson: Mariska Hargitay.

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Episode 14

Mercy

Fri, Jan 31, 2003 60 mins

The discovery of an infant's remains leads to a case that deals with a fatal genetic disorder and a parent's moral crisis. Dr. Platner: Judd Hirsch. Andrea Brown: Elizabeth Mitchell. Daniel Brown: Gregg Edelman. Donna Emmett: Viola Davis. Ellen Swanson: Heather Goldenhersh. Patty Swanson: Nathalie Paulding. Roger Swanson: Ned Luke. Colleen Swanson: Allison Briner. Cabot: Stephanie March. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 15

Pandora

Fri, Feb 7, 2003 60 mins

Stabler is sent to Prague to look for a missing teenager whose pictures are showing up on child-porn websites.

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Episode 16

Tortured

Fri, Feb 14, 2003 60 mins

A former victim of Tibetan political torture is found murdered, with one of her feet missing. Mrs. Krug: Margaret Colin. Gina Bernardo: Illeana Douglas. Preston Bennett: Frederick Weller. Munch: Richard Belzer. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 17

Privilege

Fri, Feb 21, 2003 60 mins

The investigation of an apparent suicide leads to a case involving members of a wealthy family. Candace Lamerly: Michael Learned. Drew Lamerly: Erik von Detten. Douglas Lamerly: John Bolger. Tom Paysen:John Ottavino. Lorna Scarry: Mariette Hartley. Jenny Rochester: Sarah Wayne Callies. Cabot: Stephanie March. Benson: Mariska Hagitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 18

Desperate

Fri, Mar 14, 2003 60 mins

A woman in a tenement is raped and murdered in front of her 6-year-old son. Not surprisingly, the boy is too traumatized to answer questions. And one of them turns out to be: what were they doing in that apartment in the first place? They weren't poor, but they were on the run.

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Episode 19

Appearances

Fri, Mar 28, 2003 60 mins

The discovery of an 8-year-old beauty-pageant contestant's body leads to a case involving a virtual-pornography website. Barry Moredock: John Cullum. Stanley Billings: Brian Kerwin. Tommy Hedges: Eric Thal. Jeff Lathan: Paul Doherty. Sally Lathan: Julie Boyd. Judge Larsen: Sheila Tousey. Cabot: Stephanie March. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 20

Dominance

Fri, Apr 4, 2003 60 mins

Multiple murders at a Manhattan townhouse are the start of a killing spree. Al Baker: Frank Langella. Det. Deuthorn: Erik Palladino. Charlie Baker: Ian Somerhalder. Billy Baker: Jason Ritter. Cragen: Dann Florek. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 21

Fallacy

Fri, Apr 18, 2003 60 mins

After a woman fights off an attacker, what seems to be a case of self-defence murder grows more complicated following a blood test.

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Episode 22

Futility

Fri, Apr 25, 2003 60 mins

An accused rapist (Fred Savage) decides to represent himself in court. Erin Russ: Lauren Ward. Bethany Taylor: Tyra Ferrell. Carrie Huitt: Myndy Crist. Judge Lois Preston: Audrie Neenan. Kimberly Gardner: Jenny Maguire. Cabot: Stephanie March. Benson: Mariska Hagitay. Stabler: Christopher Meloni.

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Episode 23

Grief

Fri, May 2, 2003 60 mins

After a waitress is found shot outside the club where she worked, her father (Joe Morton) seeks vengeance. Donna Emmett: Viola Davis. Perry Williams: Paul Leyden. Donovan Alvarez: D.J. Cotrona. Kimmie: Michelle Hicks.

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Episode 24

Perfect

Fri, May 9, 2003 60 mins

A teen's murder leads to a case involving runaways and a doctor (Gale Harold) interested in human cloning. Paula Haggerty: Barbara Barrie. Jessica Morse: Kimberly J. Brown. Attorney Quentin: Laura Elena Harring. Judge Petrovsky: Joanna Merlin.

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Episode 25

Soulless

Fri, May 16, 2003 60 mins

In the Season 4 finale, Benson speaks to a 15-year-old at a hospital, just before the teenager is abducted.

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