Stabler runs into an old friend when the team investigates the rape and murder of an astronaut.

Director:

Peter Leto

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Daniel Truly
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
Michaela McManus ... Kim Greylek (credit only)
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
James Brolin ... Colonel Richard Finley
Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Orlando McTeer
Dane DeHaan ... Vincent Beckwith
Annika Boras ... Leslie Schuster
Kristina Klebe ... Marga Janssen
Betty Buckley ... Attorney Walsh
Chris Elliott ... Anton Thibodeaux
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Stabler runs into an old friend when the team investigates the rape and murder of an astronaut.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Chris Elliott (Anton Thibodeaux) also played the role of Pete Matthews in episode 17.7, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Patrimonial Burden (2015). See more »

Goofs

As a result of a fight earlier in the day, Col. Richard Finley had received a bleeding cut on his forehead, which Olivia tried to staunch. Later that evening after he resists arrest, Col. Finley's lip is bloodied, but there is no evidence of his recent head wound. See more »

Quotes

Dickie Stabler: [to Elliot] I thought you guys got married after you got out of the Marines.
[Dickie smirks as realization dawns on him]
Dickie Stabler: Dude, you knocked up Mom?
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An astronaut dies in New York
30 November 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The death of a woman who happened to be a celebrated astronaut is originally thought to be part of a string of crimes connected to a serial rapist. But when he's caught he's got a very good alibi for not being the perpetrator of her homicide.

The investigation leads to the space program itself and it also leads to Christopher Meloni becoming reacquainted with James Brolin formerly of the US Marineslike Meloni and now a senior astronaut. The squad gives him courtesies that they normally wouldn't allow. Brolin also expresses a real interest in Mariska Hargitay.

Two suspects emerge, a young crystal meth addict played by Dane DeHaan who is found with the deceased's credit card and an astronaut buff/stalker who had a thing for the victim played by Chris Elliott.

The eventual solution is quite the shocker and the motive was pure jealousy on someone's part.

Nice casting all around and an interesting conclusion.


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