Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 5)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 5)
L&O SVU season 5 DVD.jpg
Season 5 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 25
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23) – May 18, 2004 (2004-05-18)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 14, 2004 (2004-09-14)[1]
Region 2 June 16, 2008 (2008-06-16)[2]
Region 4 July 2, 2008 (2008-07-02)[3]
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List of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episodes

The fifth season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 23, 2003 and ended May 18, 2004 on NBC. Law & Order: SVU moved away from its Friday night slot to Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. Central. Casey Novak, the unit's longest serving ADA, was introduced in the fifth episode when Diane Neal joined the cast to fill the absence left by Stephanie March.

Production[edit]

Early reports about Stephanie March leaving the cast at the end of Season 4 indicate that the first Season 5 episodes were written if not filmed by May 2003.[4]

The sixth episode "Coerced" shows Elliot Stabler and George Huang at odds with each other about how to get through to a schizophrenic man. Jonathan Greene, who wrote the episode, said that Neal Baer has "instilled in all of us this fascination with how the mind works, and the nexus of where the mind and the law cross."[5] During a 2012 interview for the show Media Mayhem, Neal Baer revealed that the most controversial episode of his career came from the fifth season. About the episode "Home", he said "I never ever dreamed that I would get so much hate mail" and explained "children who go to private or public schools are seen by lots of people and that's a safety net."[6] The nineteenth episode "Sick" was based on the allegations of child molestation against Michael Jackson. The evidence used in the episode included evidence that never made it to trial in the real case. Writer Dawn DeNoon maintains that the jury should have delivered a guilty verdict and said "Justice wasn't done in the real arena, so I kept closer to the true story in this one than in most of them."[7] In the real-life case to which DeNoon refers, the evidence that was not introduced in the 2005 trial was introduced in the 2 1994 grand jury hearings after the civil settlement for the civil case. Both grand juries disbanded after several weeks and did not indict Jackson, claiming the evidence did not match the accuser's description and citing lack of other evidence.[8][9][10]

During the filming of the fifth season, SVU still did not have its own courtroom set. A 2011 video with Diane Neal reveals that the directors were still using the Law & Order courtroom. She reminisced "my memories of this set are of waking up at the asscrack of dawn on a Saturday when they weren't using it and shooting courtroom for twenty-two hours."[11]

Cast changes and returning characters[edit]

Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot) departed the cast after the fourth episode, her character "killed" and placed into the Witness Protection Program. The last minute twist of having her character survive was confirmed as a way of letting her character make further appearances. Christopher Meloni joked that "Dick Wolf always has an aversion to whacking his own people. He gives them a door, not a bullet. Unlike The Sopranos, where you're lucky if you leave with your head on."[12] Diane Neal (who previously guest starred in the 10th episode of season 3, Ridicule as a female rapist) joined the cast afterward as Casey Novak, a more hands-on and by-the-book ADA than Alex Cabot. In an email interview, Neal wrote "I had no idea whether or not I'd performed well in the audition, but I was lucky enough to get the part."[13] When describing her character, Neal said "I always walked like I was uncomfortable in heels, therefore so did Novak."[14]

Mike Doyle began portraying CSU Forensics Technician Ryan O'Halloran with the episode "Choice", a recurring character he portrayed for the next five seasons. Even though a backstory for O'Halloran was not firmly established during the fifth season, Doyle stated that "they used to write for O'Halloran as if he were from the Midwest."[15] Additionally Judge Joseph Terhune was introduced, played by Philip Bosco who guest starred as a Parkinson's patient in the previous season. The episode "Bound" reveals that his character likes to host poker games and features a scene in which most of the judge characters in SVU are seated at the poker table.

Cast[edit]

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
Chris Meloni Det. Elliot Stabler entire season N/A
Mariska Hargitay Det. Olivia Benson entire season N/A
Richard Belzer Det. John Munch entire season N/A
Diane Neal ADA Casey Novak episodes 5-25 N/A
Ice T Det. Fin Tutuola entire season N/A
Stephanie March ADA Alexandra Cabot episodes 1-4 N/A
B.D. Wong Dr. George Huang entire season N/A
Dann Florek Capt. Don Cragen entire season N/A
Tamara Tunie ME Dr. Melinda Warner N/A episodes 4-5,10-15,19-25

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Will Keenan played Billy Tripley, a fictionalized version of Michael Jackson. The name Billy was a reference to "Billie Jean" in Jackson's hit song.[7]

The season opener "Tragedy" featured Shirley Knight who also starred in the premiere of the third season. Her character was Rose Granville, a wealthy mother determined to harm anyone who stands in her daughter's way of success. Mare Winningham was one of two fifth season nominees for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.[16] She played the mother of a hyperactive boy who takes the wrong medication and commits a heinous crime as a result. The second was Marlee Matlin for the nineteenth episode "Painless" in which she played assisted suicide advocate Dr. Amy Solwey. Here character shares an emotional scene with Detective Munch during which it is revealed that Munch's father killed himself. This is also true of Richard Belzer's father. Matlin commented that "I remember Richard having a hard time with it at first. I figured there must have been some personal connection there and I believe he told me afterwards."[17]

The episode "Coerced" is about a schizophrenic man trying to reach out to his son. Leland Orser played the father and Spencer List played the son. In a 2012 Twitter interview, List wrote "I became an actor when I was 5 I did a [Law & Order: SVU] and I knew from then on I wanted to do this for the rest of my life."[18] The episode "Choice" sought to raise awareness about fetal alcohol syndrome. Josie Bissett (whose husband Rob Estes appeared in the previous season) played the role of an irresponsible mother. Katherine Roberts played her daughter and was chosen because she has FAS in real life.[19]

Tom Skerritt played an arrogant judge in "Poison". His character's attitude has been compared to those of three judges in a 2010 hate speech case.[20]

In the episode "Abomination", George Segal portrayed a father in denial about the fact that his son is gay. The accuracy of this episode garnered approval from critics of the ex-gay movement.[21] In the 100th episode "Control", Mariska Hargitay's father, Mickey Hargitay guest starred as a man on a subway station escalator who witnesses the aftermath of a brutal assault. This was Mickey Hargitay's final acting role before his death in September 2006. Cynthia Ettinger guest starred in "Shaken" as a mother whose daughter falls into a coma because of a bad decision she made. Christopher Meloni and Dann Florek were both moved by the episode with Florek saying "it was some of the most emotional stuff Chris has done."[22]

In "Home", Diane Venora portrayed an abusive mother who uses homeschooling as a way of keeping her children from the eyes of the public. When discussing her role, Neal Baer said "She played it, I mean she was ferocious."[6] The episode "Lowdown" guest starred Michael Beach as a black man who infects his wife with AIDS. His character participates in the down low phenomenon of living a double life as a homosexual. After explaining to the squad what that means, Detective Tutuola adds "Don't look at me, I just know stuff." This line was written by Ice-T because, in his words, "at the end of the day, I'm like, 'How do I know so much damn information about this?'"[23] Michael Beach previously played an AIDS patient in ER who was intended to have been on the down low.[6] However, this detail was cut from the episode. "Lowdown" has been referenced in news articles about homophobia in the black community.[24]

In the twenty-first episode "Criminal" James McDaniel portrayed Javier Vega, an ex-convict who has a history with Captain Cragen. Coincidentally, a character played by McDaniel appeared with Cragen in the "Mushrooms" episode of the original Law & Order. Even though he did not play Vega, Florek has stated that this is one of his favourite episodes.[25] The season finale "Head" starred Stacy Edwards as a school principal who becomes pregnant with the child of her student portrayed by Jake Weary. Matt Loguercio, who played a teacher in the episode wrote at length about how he had been auditioning for all three Law & Order when he got the call to appear. He stayed up to date on auditions by taking a classes taught by Jonathan Strauss and Jennifer Jones. Jones was the Assistant Casting Director for SVU at the time and Strauss became the Casting Director after Julie Tucker departed.[26]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
92 1 "Tragedy" David Platt Amanda Green September 23, 2003 E4403 13.23[27]
A high-risk pregnant woman (Karen Goberman) is kidnapped when approaching her due date. Multiple suspects are revealed when they learn that the father (Gabriel Olds) is seeing a new girlfriend (Kellie Martin) and that her mother (Shirley Knight) is determined to make sure the relationship lasts.
93 2 "Manic" Guy Norman Bee Patrick Harbinson September 30, 2003 E4401 11.50[27]

Detectives Benson and Stabler learn that an alleged victim (Rory Culkin) of a school shooting that claimed two lives, was in fact the perpetrator. After learning about the boy's psychiatric problems from his mother (Mare Winningham), the squad realizes that a major pharmaceutical company is also responsible.

94 3 "Mother" Ted Kotcheff Dawn DeNoon & Lisa Marie Petersen October 7, 2003 E4404 9.90[28]
A psychiatrist (Susanna Thompson) is almost fatally attacked - possibly by her patient, but she refuses to reveal information due to doctor-patient confidentiality. Two patients become suspects. One is a recently released serial rapist who is later cleared. The other is a college student (Jon Abrahams) who suffers from fugue states. His hyper-concerned sister (Sherri Parker Lee) gives clues to his traumatized emotional state. Eventually, Detectives Benson and Stabler find a link between the attack, childhood abuse, and a unsolved fire.
95 4 "Loss" Constantine Makris Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters October 14, 2003 E4402 12.65[27]

Alex Cabot gets in over her head while prosecuting the rape and murder of an undercover federal agent. With the help of a confidential informant (Josh Hopkins), the detectives learn that the killer is Rafael Zapata Gaviria (Jacinto Taras Riddick), a powerful drug dealer working for the notorious international drug lord, Cesar Velez. When she refuses to back down, the cartel threatens to kill Cabot and her family, driving her into witness protection.

96 5 "Serendipity" Constantine Makris Dawn DeNoon & Lisa Marie Petersen October 21, 2003 E4408 11.80[27]

A male dermatologist (Martin Donovan) is suspected of murdering a baby and her mother. When he agrees to a paternity test, the detectives are surprised to learn that it matches the DNA of a serial child molester who applied honey to his penis. Detectives Benson and Stabler soon find out about a victim (Jolie Peters) who remembers the abuse. The new ADA, Casey Novak, has difficulty accepting the nature of the crime and asks to be reassigned.

97 6 "Coerced" Jean de Segonzac Jonathan Greene October 28, 2003 E4409 12.10[27]
A homeless and schizophrenic man (Leland Orser), desperate to see his son (Spencer List), kidnaps a different boy (Dylan Bluestone) from his bed at night. After being attacked by the man, Detective Stabler begins to contemplate the factors that caused him to snap. This investigation exposes further crimes at an adult group home.
98 7 "Choice" David Platt Patrick Harbinson November 4, 2003 E4411 13.20[27]
A man (Rick Aiello) is arrested for attacking his pregnant wife (Josie Bissett) in protest of her drinking during pregnancy. Detective Benson finds out that she also overindulged in alcohol while pregnant with an earlier child (Katherine Roberts). The wife is taken to family court by her husband, who accuses her of endangering the fetus by putting it at risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome.
99 8 "Abomination" Alex Zakrzewski Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters November 11, 2003 E4410 12.99[27]

The homosexual poster-boy of a sexual re-education group is found murdered. After a local fundamentalist is cleared, the detectives turn their attention to the victim's thesis about the failure of sexual re-education groups. An opposing professor (George Segal) is found who has a dysfunctional relationship with his son (Jonathan Tucker).

100 9 "Control" Ted Kotcheff Teleplay by: Neal Baer
Story by: Dick Wolf
November 18, 2003 E4413 13.94[27]
Detectives Benson and Stabler question a witness (Mickey Hargitay) who saw a mutilated man (Austin Pendleton) stumbling through a subway station. The victim soon becomes a suspect when they learn that he used to abduct women, make them his "brides" and force them to live in his dungeon. However, before the man can be arrested, the mother (Jacqueline Bisset) of one of his former victims (Samantha Mathis) manages to kill him. The victim claims to have reported the crime four years earlier and took the law into her own hands because Detective Benson did not believe her.
101 10 "Shaken" Constantine Makris Amanda Green November 25, 2003 E4414 13.14[27]

When a missing infant is found showing signs of brain damage, Detective Stabler and Captain Cragen suspect that she was beaten by a pedophile. However, they soon learn the baby suffered from shaken baby syndrome, which leads them to suspect the mother (Cynthia Ettinger), the nannies (Olga Merediz and Nicole Leach), and the mother's boyfriend (Richard Shoberg). When the infant later lapses into a coma, Detective Stabler begs the mother to put aside any fears of the charges she may face and do the right thing.

102 11 "Escape" Jean de Segonzac Barbie Kligman December 2, 2003 E4415 13.65[27]
When a convicted sex offender (Stephen Lang) breaks out from a Virginia prison, the detectives fear that he is heading for New York City to seek out his former victim (Milo Ventimiglia). Olivia teams up with a Deputy Marshal (Craig Bierko) from her past to find out the real reason for the convict's visit.
103 12 "Brotherhood" Jean de Segonzac José Molina January 6, 2004 E4412 15.40[28]
A local fraternity pledge master (Michael McDerman) is sodomized and murdered. The detectives link the crime to a pornographic website that features college girls at a local bar. The detectives discover that one of the fraternity brothers was ostracized and allegedly raped and uncover more grisly details of the various hazing rituals. A conflict of interest presents itself in court when the sadistic ring leader (Toby Moore) is represented by the father (Gary Cole) of the deceased. The investigation also hits another hurdle as the brothers refuse to talk.
104 13 "Hate" David Platt Robert Nathan January 13, 2004 E4416 14.00[27]
The team find themselves threading on a thin line when a man (Reynaldo Rosales) murders two Arabs (plus a third while in custody) and claims his genes and biology enforced the hatred and violence in him. However, Detectives Benson and Stabler discover a different reason for his Islamophobia and are determined to discredit his claims of genetic predisposition to violence.
105 14 "Ritual" Ed Bianchi Ruth Fletcher Gage & Christos N. Gage February 3, 2004 E4406 13.81[27]
A young boy is killed in a ritualistic manner which Fin identifies as that of Santeria and the detectives question the leader (Barry Shabaka Henley) of a local chapter. Their attention turns elsewhere, however when they learn that the victim was one of many slave children smuggled from Nigeria.
106 15 "Families" Constantine Makris Jonathan Greene February 10, 2004 E4419 12.89[27]
When a pregnant teenager (Jenna Gavigan) is murdered, detectives learn that she was involved with a boyfriend (Patrick Flueger) whom his parents (Tom Mason and Jane Seymour) forbade her from seeing. When the squad investigates the boyfriend's parents, the victim's mother (Helen Slater), and younger brother (Spencer Treat Clark), they learn about a deep family secret.
107 16 "Home" Rick Wallace Amanda Green February 17, 2004 E4420 14.37[27]
A young boy (Jesse Schwartz) found digging through garbage cans leads to a paranoid, overprotective mother (Diane Venora). The case takes a twist when the boy is later found dead and his older brother (Joseph Cross) confesses to shooting him.
108 17 "Mean" Constantine Makris Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters February 24, 2004 E4421 14.42[27]
A sociopathic bully (Kelli Garner) in a private high school tortures and murders her own friend. Her other two closest friends (Arielle Kebbel and Kimberly McConnell) appear to protect her throughout the investigation. However, the detectives learn that they are also accessories to the murder who are protecting themselves. Olivia identifies with an overweight girl (Lindsay Hollister) who has been bullied by the four girls for years.
109 18 "Careless" Steve Shill Patrick Harbinson March 2, 2004 E4422 12.50[27]
When a young boy (Steven G. Smith II) dies due to a religious ritual gone awry, Fin and Munch unravel a mysterious pattern of violence, abuse and murder within one foster care family (Cress Williams and Malinda Williams). The social worker (Julie Hagerty) faces charges for failing to protect the child, even though it is really the overcrowded system that failed both of them.
110 19 "Sick" David Platt Dawn DeNoon March 30, 2004 E4423 15.55[29]

A rewarding non-disclosure agreement causes two parents (James Colby and Jennifer Van Dyck) to refuse to have their child (Shane Haboucha) questioned about a suspected child molester (Will Keenan). It is also revealed that in hopes of getting millions worth of settlement, a grandmother (Cindy Williams) decides to seek out the same man and falsely accuse him of similar crimes against her granddaughter (Madeleine Martin), using clips she found in the paper.

111 20 "Lowdown" Jud Taylor Robert Nathan April 6, 2004 E4424 12.60[27]
A prosecutor (Dean Strange) is found dead with HIV in his system. Suspicion points to another attorney (Michael Beach) who was secretly in a sexual relationship with his co-worker. Casey Novak puts her job on the line and involves the suspect's wife (Bethany Butler) to get a confession.
112 21 "Criminal" Alex Zakrzewski José Molina April 20, 2004 E4425 12.82[30]
A criminology professor (James McDaniel), who served a sentence for killing a woman when he was 19, is among the suspects in a graduate student's rape and murder. His daughter (Zoe Saldana) says he is a good man, but Captain Cragen, the arresting officer in the original crime, refuses to believe that he has been rehabilitated. After a false conviction, the SVU realizes that the real perpetrator is another student (Joe Towne) who killed out of jealousy.
113 22 "Painless" Juan J. Campanella Jonathan Greene April 27, 2004 E4426 12.78[31]
A defense lawyer (John Cullum) challenges the assisted-suicide law in a case involving a hearing-impaired embryologist (Marlee Matlin), whose website encouraged a woman (Karen Young) to kill herself. The suicide survivor claims she was raped, and later commits suicide by medicine. Munch takes a particular interest to the case, which is revealed to be for personal reasons.
114 23 "Bound" Constantine Makris Barbie Kligman May 4, 2004 E4427 13.04[32]
An elderly woman's strangulation leads to a case involving mass murders in a home-nursing company owned by a brother (Anthony Rapp) and nursed by his sister (Jane Krakowski).
115 24 "Poison" David Platt Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters May 11, 2004 E4428 12.28[33]
A four-year-old girl passes out and is hospitalized after having a huge amount of detergent in her stomach. Her seven-year-old sister (Sloane Momsen) reveals that their mother (Cynthia Gibb) forced the child to drink it, but a judge (Tom Skerritt) disqualifies the sister's testimony. Novak and Clark (Marlo Thomas) investigate the judge due to his prior mishandling of an earlier child abuse case, in which he falsely jailed a woman (Lecy Goranson).
116 25 "Head" Juan J. Campanella Dawn DeNoon & Lisa Marie Petersen May 18, 2004 E4418 18.36[36]

A man (James Urbaniak) is investigated for hiding a video camera in a public restroom for sexual pleasure. To escape trial, he reveals an incriminating clip. In the clip, a middle school female principal (Stacy Edwards) commits statutory rape with her male student (Jake Weary) in a public restroom.

  • Inspired by a real story about a sex offender male teacher in Virginia, who had an egg-sized tumor in the right lobe of the orbifrontal cortex. Once it was removed, he stopped his harassments. Once it grew back, he became a sex offender until it was removed again.[34][35]


References[edit]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Green, Susan; Dawn, Randee (2009). Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Unofficial Companion. Dallas: BenBella Books. ISBN 1-933771-88-7. 

External links[edit]


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