Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/American Dream (1)

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American Dream (1)
Season 18, Episode 20
Airdate May 24, 2017
Written by Rick Eid &
Julie Martin
Directed by Jean de Segonzac
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American Dream (1) is the twentieth episode of the eighteenth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the four hundred ninth episode overall.

Starring: Mariska Hargitay (Lt. Olivia Benson), Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins), Ice T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Peter Scanavino (Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr.)

and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba)

Guest Stars: Poorna Jagannathan (Maya Samra), Melanie Chandra (Lela Samra), Kirk Acevedo (Det. Ray Lopez), Nik Sadhnani (Yusef Massad), Meredith Holzman (Naomi Ziegler), Tyler Elliot Burke (Mitch Jenkins), Ben Thompson (Stevie), Gil Perez-Abraham (Hector Ramirez), Massiel Mordan (Soledad Ramirez), Cara Ricketts (Ice Supervisor), Adam Arian (Enzo Salerno)

and Peter Gallagher (Deputy Chief William Dodds)

with Nuah Ozryel (Frank Ayemen), Mark St. Cyr (Jamal Turner), Patrick Noonan (Ice Agent Tim Nunn), Erin Noel Grennan (ASAC Andrea Phelps), Nick Ritacco (Ice Agent Rob O'Leary), Chris Cardona (Ice Agent #1), Patrick Byas (Ice Agent #2), Sawandi Wilson (Ice Agent #3), Steve Mones (Franco), Ashley Jordyn (Doctor), Michael Viola (Uni #3), Mack Kuhr (Kanann Samra), Shari Abdul (Shala Samra)


Plot Overview

SVU investigates a brutal hate crime against a Muslim family and the only witness to the crime ends up getting deported.


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