Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Transcript
"" is the third episode of the seventh season of the police procedural television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It originally aired on October 4,and season episode for
Sign in. Watch now. A little girl calls for help, claiming she's being held hostage, but the team has to keep her on the line to track her down. I agree that this is the best Special Victims Unit episode yet. The acting is always great and the stories - though tough going at times - are never less than absorbing. I don't say this lightly but this particular episode really had me on the edge of my seat until the astonishing ending, it's fantastic television.
Did anyone else hate the iconic episode? I read this was intended as a submission for MH to the Emmy Awards. I remember reading snark forums for days when it first aired because I found it so ridiculous. When Maria first calls they reasonably just assumed she was some random kid left alone, yet Cragen sprints out the door to grab Liv since nobody else in the entire squad is qualified to talk to her. Liv is the only one that believes her. Liv is the only one that recognizes her picture as a kiddy porn alert.
A distraught girl calls and claims she's trapped in a room. After further investigation, Det. Benson discovers she's a child pornography victim. Benson is on her way out for the evening when a call comes in from a little girl who says she's locked in a room alone. Stabler is in Brooklyn working on a case, and Fin is out looking for Ricardo Garcia. While trying to draw the girl out, Benson is drawn deeper into the little girl's life; although the other officers begin to suspect the whole thing may be some sick joke when they find holes in her story. But Benson is convinced that the little girl, Maria, is the real deal.
It originally aired on October 4, in the United States. When it becomes clear that the phone call is not what it seems, most of the detectives in the unit become suspicious of the girl's story but Detective Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay remains convinced, believing that she is a victim of child pornography. The episode was written by Patrick Harbinson and directed by Ted Kotcheff.
He also began to circulate pornographic images featuring Maria across the internet, which were found by the Montreal Special Victims Unit , but unfortunately they were unable to identify her. Eventually, Maria managed to get ahold of Richard's cellphone whilst he was away and called She was connected to Manhattan Special Victims Unit , where Detective Olivia Benson spoke to her for over 2 hours whilst attempting to locate her. Initially, the SVU team considered the possibility that either Maria was moving or that the call was a hoax when her call location sporadically changed between random cell towers, but after getting in touch with Honduran police, they were able to get in contact with Maria's mother who faxed over a picture of the girl. Recognizing the image, Benson was able to locate the files from the open child pornography investigation. FBI Special Agent Rachel Sorannis also managed to figure out that a virus planted by Richard in the cell company's switchboard was causing the call to be diverted to various cell towers. With this information in hand, as well as information given to them by Maria, Detectives Benson and Odafin Tutuola were able to locate the basement of the electronics store in which Maria was being held.
In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as The Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Maria, my friend Julia's here, and she can tell exactly where people are from just by listening to them talk. Why don't you say the rhyme again, and this time I'm gonna listen really hard so I can learn it too. It enables any smartass to pretend he's somewhere that he's not, like an airport, the freeway, anywhere. Her cousin was taking her to her dad's in Las Vegas, lost her in the desert when they were surprised by the border patrol.
A distraught girl calls and claims she's trapped in a room. episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, mostly due to Hargitay's Emmy.
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