Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/Taken

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Season 2, Episode 8
Airdate December 15, 2000
Production Number E1406
Written by Dawn DeNoon &
Lisa Marie Petersen
Directed by Michael Fields
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Taken is the eighth episode of the second season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the thirtieth 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: Jenna Lamia (Siobhan Miller), Derek Cecil (Russell Ramsay), Tim Hopper (Terry Wilde), Harvey Atkin (Judge Alan Ridenour), Bill Winkler (Beau Miller), Nealy Glenn (Patty Ann Miller), Richard Ziman (Winston)

with Brian Connors (Mr. Tupper), Craig Braun (Allen Thorpe), Ismail Bashey (Dr. Dhar), Lou Carbonneau (CSU Tech), Michelle Daimer (Ramsay PD), Rick Lohman (Hotel Manager), Randy Cherkas (Linch), Amanda Diaz (Receptionist), Susan Rollman (Plaza Clerk Wilde), Steve Mark Friedman (Thorpe Attorney), Damon DiMarco (Officer Thomason), Jeff Woodman (Fitzpatrick), Michael Kell (Oscar), Keri Setaro (Shelly)


Plot Overview

When a teenage girl is physically and sexually assaulted during the opening festivities of a luxury hotel, an ex-convict is arrested for the crime, but things take a turn when her family members decide to file a lawsuit against the hotel. Meanwhile, Olivia learns that her mother passed away.


Arc Advancement



  • Benson: Benson's mother dies in this episode, she spends much of the episode coping with the death.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • John Munch: There should be a special level of hell for this puss-sucking, gangrenous, malignancy of a mental amoeba!
Don Cragen: Somebody steal your parking space again?