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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/Competence

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Season 3, Episode 22
Airdate May 10, 2002
Production Number E2335
Teleplay by Jonathan Greene &
Robert F. Campbell
Story by Jeff Eckerle and
Jonathan Greene &
Robert F. Campbell
Directed by Jud Taylor
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Competence is the twenty-second episode of the third season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the sixty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Christopher Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler), Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Stephanie March (A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola)

and Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Guest Stars: Lois Smith (Rebecca Tolliver), Andrea Fay Friedman (Katie Tolliver), Badge Dale (Danny Jordan), C.J. Wilson (Scott Lucas), Matt DeCaro (Abe Cheney), Peter Hermann (Trevor Langan)

with B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang)

and Judith Light (Elizabeth Donnelly)

with Harvey Atkin (Judge Alan Ridenour), Ned Eisenberg (Roger Kressler), Ray Fitzgerald (Ray Dunstan), Kelley Fahey (Nurse), Tony Rizzoli (Deli Owner), Michael Duran (Pharmacist), Darren Pettie (Joe Parker), Ezra Knight (Kevin Caldwell), Craig Alan Edwards (ND Man), Jason Pensky (Andy McCollum)


Plot Overview

When Rebecca Tolliver reports to SVU that her 22-year-old daughter, Katie, who has Down Syndrome is pregnant, the detectives investigate to find out who impregnated Katie and whether her pregnancy was the result of consensual sex or rape; the case takes a turn when Katie's competency to raise a baby is questioned.


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The Show

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