Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/Justice

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Season 3, Episode 19
Airdate April 5, 2002
Production Number E2331
Written by Dawn DeNoon &
Lisa Marie Petersen
Directed by Juan J. Campanella
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Justice is the nineteenth episode of the third season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the sixty-second episode overall.

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

and Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Guest Stars: Valerie Mahaffey (Brooke Thornburg), Daniel Sunjata (CSU Tech Burt Trevor), Welker White (Erin), Michael Luggio (Tony Degalio)

with Keir Dullea (Judge Thornburg)

and Judith Light (Elizabeth Donnelly),

with Myk Watford (Tommy), Jamie Hector (Doc), Cloie Wyatt Taylor (Mary Elizabeth), Clarke Thorell (Officer Darrell Slater), Gina Nagy (Sharlene Degalio), Kim Cea (Strip Club Manager), Lis McCartney (D.A.T. Clerk), Glenn Turner (Desk Clerk), Kathleen Goldpaugh (Sister Kay), Libby George (Beth Fischer), Steve Beauchamp (Parole Officer Trowers) Jana Robbins (Emily Porter), Bonnie Dennison (Heather Porter), Jessica Lancaster (Sales Associate), Ryan David McKinney (Store Manager Lauden), Brendan O'Malley (Uniform Officer), Michael Voyer (Doctor), Anthony Urban (Frank), Mike Creo (Gordy), Sylvia Roldan Dohi (Nurse #1), Sally Stewart (Nurse #3), Michael Hollick (Paramedic), Larry Brustofski (Businessman)


Plot Overview

When Tricia Stephens, the troubled teenage stepdaughter of Judge Walter Thornburg (who is known to be tough on sex offenders) is murdered, SVU discovers that Tricia was writing letters to the men that Judge Thornburg sent to jail; the case takes a turn when Judge Thornburg is shot in front of his house which leads detectives to Thomas Byrd, a convicted sex offender who claims that Tricia told him to kill her stepfather.


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The Show

Behind the Scenes

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Memorable Moments