Neal Baer and Amanda Green
Season 9 / Episode 17: "Authority"
April 29, 2008 (200th episode)
Wolf Films, NBC Studios
When restaurant manager Dwight Lomax is caught molesting a female employee, he claims that he was following orders from a "Detective Milgram" over the phone. As detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler delve into the case, they discover "Detective Milgram" was a hoax perpetrated by engineer Merritt Rook. Rook later turns his trial into a media circus by using the courtroom as a soapbox. Rook's courtroom antics set him free, and with a group of followers, detectives Benson and Stabler fall prey to another one of Rook's psychological schemes, leaving the SVU department vulnerable.
I don't abuse my authority.
Oh, every cop abuses his authority!
I put my faith in a little god in a white coat and he killed my wife and son. Push the button!
Push... the... button!
I can't do it.
Too many people have suffered already.
Then you, Elliot Stabler, are a human being. Congratulations. You are not a sheep like I was. You're a man. Thank you.
You have no idea what I suffered!
I'm really looking forward to working with you, Casey.
Yeah, should be fun.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go post my bond.
New York City, NY
Shooting in and around New York took place at Bryant Park and Grand Central Station.
June 10, 2008 (Network 10)
This episode has not yet been released in any format.
Nom - 2008 - Outstanding Guest Actor (Robin)
Won - 2009 - Favorite Scene-Stealing Guest Star (Robin)