Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/Futility

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Season 4, Episode 22
Airdate April 25, 2003
Production Number E3125
Written by Michele Fazekas &
Tara Butters
Directed by Alex Zakrzewski
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Futility is the twenty-second episode of the fourth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the eighty-eighth 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), B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang)

and Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Guest Stars: Fred Savage (Michael Gardner), Myndy Crist (Carrie Huitt), Tyra Ferrell (Bethany Taylor), Dana Eskelson (Karen Leighton), Lauren Ward (Erin Russ), Joel De La Fuente (Morales)

and Tamara Tunie (M.E. Warner)

with Audrie Neenan (Judge Lois Preston), David Lipman (Judge Arthur Cohen), Jenny Maguire (Kimberly Gardner), Annie Alvarez (Janet Todesco), Jennifer Riker (Renee Bassett), Ray De Mattis (Artie Kabzinski), Christa Scott-Reed (Noreen), Paul Rolfes (Christian), Rick Johnson (Court Clerk), Scott Holroyd (Dean), Lisa Landry (Ilka), Adam J. Stern (Brendan Leighton), William H. Burns (Uniform Cop), Jason Schuchman (Paralegal)


Plot Overview

A man accused of sexually assaulting women in his neighborhood decides to represent himself in court.


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The Show

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