Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/The Book of Esther

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The Book of Esther
Season 19, Episode 20
Airdate May 2, 2018
Production Number 1920
Written by Richard Sweren &
Ryan Causey
Directed by Jean de Segonzac
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The Book of Esther is the twentieth episode of the nineteenth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the four hundred thirty-first episode overall.

Starring: Mariska Hargitay (Lt. Olivia Benson), Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins), Ice T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Peter Scanavino (Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr.), Philip Winchester (A.D.A. Peter Stone) (credit only)

Guest Stars: Rebekah Kennedy (Esther Labott), Shawn T. Andrew (ESU Captain Sasso)

and Ray McKinnon (William Labott)

with Eric Elizaga (Dr. Stephen Hale), Stan Demidoff (Sgt. Patrick Costello), Brandy Zarle (Debbie Labott), R. Ward Duffy (Van Norris), Margaret Champagne (Conductor), Ron Scott (MTA Cop), Stephen Payne (Beau Helm), Nimo Gandhi (Gupta), Donna Wandrey (Charlotte), Jean Goto (Neighbor #1), J.D. Mollison (Neighbor #2), Chris Russell (EMT #1), Sami Bray (Rachel Labott), Sebastian Hedges Thomas (Human Shield Son)


Plot Overview

When Rollins helps out a young woman, she becomes suspicious of the woman's father and later learns that he has been holding his children in a basement & starving them. The case takes a dangerous turn when the father forces Rollins out of his home at gunpoint.


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