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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Episode 11.13 : Savior

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

March 03, 2010

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Drama

Show Period

1999 - now

Production Company

NBC, Studios USA Television, Universal Network TV

Cast and Crew


Director

Peter Leto

Screenwriter

Mick Betancourt

Main Cast


Additional Cast

Synopsis


Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of two prostitutes with the same ammo, same signature and same prayer card found at the crime scenes. Stabler continues to believe that the second victim, Abby Mannion wasn't a prostitute, due to her upscale residence on her drivers' license and pension for professional manicured nails.

The detectives discover that Abby was prostituting herself to help support her cocaine habit and they go check out her "john," Michael Gallagher. He denies knowing both victims, Maggie Ortiz and Abby, even though his DNA was found on Abby's body. Meanwhile, at the same time, Michael's wife tells Benson that religion has helped turn Michael's life around.

Mike admits to Stabler that his wife refused to give into his sexual fantasies, so he started an affair with Abby. Mike confesses that he and Abby were into role-playing and says he dropped her off at the street corner as part of their game. But continues to deny murdering her or Maggie. Cragen interrupts Mike's tearful denial to tell Stabler another prostitute has been found with the same prayer card, only she isn't dead.

Benson goes to interview "Sunshine" the prostitute and she plays the entire experience off. Before Benson can ask more questions, "Sunshine" splits in a getaway car. Fin finds out "Sunshin's" real name is Gladys Dalton. They find Gladys at her Aunt Shawna's apartment, where she still refuses to talk about the ordeal or the prayer card.

Benson does her best to get Gladys to open up about her past, especially how she became a prostitute. Gladys tearfully recalls how she started dating the wrong guy, who forced her into a life of getting used to selling her body or beating her until she agreed to sell her body.

Gladys tells Benson that she can't recall the guy who gave her the card, but knows where detectives can find a couple of other prostitutes who were picked up by the same creepy guy. While trying to interview the two girls about the "john," they are interrupted by their pimp, "Marmalade." As they leave, Stabler discovers one of the girls drew a sketch along with a description of the suspected killer's car and left it behind for him to see.

The detectives are able to track down their suspect, Billy Skaggs, a religious fanatic who believes he's "helping" the women he kills. When Gladys recognizes Billy in a line-up, she panics and tries to run, but trips down a flight of stairs. Benson rushes to Gladys' side, to find her unconscious and exposing her pregnant stomach. Later on, the doctor tells the detectives Gladys just suffered from a concussion and her fetus is fine, but she needs to remain in hospital care.

At the hearing, the Judge agrees to hold Billy without bail until his trial. Stabler and Benson head to the hospital and tell an upbeat Gladys the good news. Gladys informs the detectives she's keeping her baby and changing her life around. The news alarms Benson and Stabler, but Gladys assures them she will be a good mother.

Cabot tells the detectives that they need to bring Gladys back for an official line-up identification of Billy or he walks. Benson goes to Shawna's apartment, to find out that she kicked Gladys out after finding out she was pregnant and a prostitute. Shawna later shows remorse and tells Benson that Gladys was on the computer just before she left.

The SVU tracks down a prostitution ad that Gladys posted on the internet just before she left. They also trace the address to the one response she received. The detectives rush to the apartment in Brooklyn, to find two guys claiming they never saw Gladys. Benson rushes to the bedroom and finds an unconscious Gladys, passed out in her own amniotic fluid. Benson desperately tries to revive her.

Once they arrive to the hospital, Stabler and Benson find out that Gladys suffered a seizure and doctors had to perform a crash c-section. The baby is four months premature and has severe complications due to it. The chances of Gladys' daughter being blind with Downs' Syndrome, among other birth defects are extremely high and the doctor recommends withholding treatment and letting the baby die.

Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of two prostitutes with the same ammo, same signature and same prayer card found at the crime scenes. Stabler continues to believe that the second victim, Abby Mannion wasn't a prostitute, due to her upscale residence on her drivers' license and pension for professional manicured nails.

The detectives discover that Abby was prostituting herself to help support her cocaine habit and they go check out her "john," Michael Gallagher. He denies knowing both victims, Maggie Ortiz and Abby, even though his DNA was found on Abby's body. Meanwhile, at the same time, Michael's wife tells Benson that religion has helped turn Michael's life around.

Mike admits to Stabler that his wife refused to give into his sexual fantasies, so he started an affair with Abby. Mike confesses that he and Abby were into role-playing and says he dropped her off at the street corner as part of their game. But continues to deny murdering her or Maggie. Cragen interrupts Mike's tearful denial to tell Stabler another prostitute has been found with the same prayer card, only she isn't dead.

Benson goes to interview "Sunshine" the prostitute and she plays the entire experience off. Before Benson can ask more questions, "Sunshine" splits in a getaway car. Fin finds out "Sunshin's" real name is Gladys Dalton. They find Gladys at her Aunt Shawna's apartment, where she still refuses to talk about the ordeal or the prayer card.

Benson does her best to get Gladys to open up about her past, especially how she became a prostitute. Gladys tearfully recalls how she started dating the wrong guy, who forced her into a life of getting used to selling her body or beating her until she agreed to sell her body.

Gladys tells Benson that she can't recall the guy who gave her the card, but knows where detectives can find a couple of other prostitutes who were picked up by the same creepy guy. While trying to interview the two girls about the "john," they are interrupted by their pimp, "Marmalade." As they leave, Stabler discovers one of the girls drew a sketch along with a description of the suspected killer's car and left it behind for him to see.

The detectives are able to track down their suspect, Billy Skaggs, a religious fanatic who believes he's "helping" the women he kills. When Gladys recognizes Billy in a line-up, she panics and tries to run, but trips down a flight of stairs. Benson rushes to Gladys' side, to find her unconscious and exposing her pregnant stomach. Later on, the doctor tells the detectives Gladys just suffered from a concussion and her fetus is fine, but she needs to remain in hospital care.

At the hearing, the Judge agrees to hold Billy without bail until his trial. Stabler and Benson head to the hospital and tell an upbeat Gladys the good news. Gladys informs the detectives she's keeping her baby and changing her life around. The news alarms Benson and Stabler, but Gladys assures them she will be a good mother.

Cabot tells the detectives that they need to bring Gladys back for an official line-up identification of Billy or he walks. Benson goes to Shawna's apartment, to find out that she kicked Gladys out after finding out she was pregnant and a prostitute. Shawna later shows remorse and tells Benson that Gladys was on the computer just before she left.

The SVU tracks down a prostitution ad that Gladys posted on the internet just before she left. They also trace the address to the one response she received. The detectives rush to the apartment in Brooklyn, to find two guys claiming they never saw Gladys. Benson rushes to the bedroom and finds an unconscious Gladys, passed out in her own amniotic fluid. Benson desperately tries to revive her.

Once they arrive to the hospital, Stabler and Benson find out that Gladys suffered a seizure and doctors had to perform a crash c-section. The baby is four months premature and has severe complications due to it. The chances of Gladys' daughter being blind with Downs' Syndrome, among other birth defects are extremely high and the doctor recommends withholding treatment and letting the baby die.

Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of two prostitutes with the same ammo, same signature and same prayer card found at the crime scenes. Stabler continues to believe that the second victim, Abby Mannion wasn't a prostitute, due to her upscale residence on her drivers' license and pension for professional manicured nails.

The detectives discover that Abby was prostituting herself to help support her cocaine habit and they go check out her "john," Michael Gallagher. He denies knowing both victims, Maggie Ortiz and Abby, even though his DNA was found on Abby's body. Meanwhile, at the same time, Michael's wife tells Benson that religion has helped turn Michael's life around.

Mike admits to Stabler that his wife refused to give into his sexual fantasies, so he started an affair with Abby. Mike confesses that he and Abby were into role-playing and says he dropped her off at the street corner as part of their game. But continues to deny murdering her or Maggie. Cragen interrupts Mike's tearful denial to tell Stabler another prostitute has been found with the same prayer card, only she isn't dead.

Benson goes to interview "Sunshine" the prostitute and she plays the entire experience off. Before Benson can ask more questions, "Sunshine" splits in a getaway car. Fin finds out "Sunshin's" real name is Gladys Dalton. They find Gladys at her Aunt Shawna's apartment, where she still refuses to talk about the ordeal or the prayer card.

Benson does her best to get Gladys to open up about her past, especially how she became a prostitute. Gladys tearfully recalls how she started dating the wrong guy, who forced her into a life of getting used to selling her body or beating her until she agreed to sell her body.

Gladys tells Benson that she can't recall the guy who gave her the card, but knows where detectives can find a couple of other prostitutes who were picked up by the same creepy guy. While trying to interview the two girls about the "john," they are interrupted by their pimp, "Marmalade." As they leave, Stabler discovers one of the girls drew a sketch along with a description of the suspected killer's car and left it behind for him to see.

The detectives are able to track down their suspect, Billy Skaggs, a religious fanatic who believes he's "helping" the women he kills. When Gladys recognizes Billy in a line-up, she panics and tries to run, but trips down a flight of stairs. Benson rushes to Gladys' side, to find her unconscious and exposing her pregnant stomach. Later on, the doctor tells the detectives Gladys just suffered from a concussion and her fetus is fine, but she needs to remain in hospital care.

At the hearing, the Judge agrees to hold Billy without bail until his trial. Stabler and Benson head to the hospital and tell an upbeat Gladys the good news. Gladys informs the detectives she's keeping her baby and changing her life around. The news alarms Benson and Stabler, but Gladys assures them she will be a good mother.

Cabot tells the detectives that they need to bring Gladys back for an official line-up identification of Billy or he walks. Benson goes to Shawna's apartment, to find out that she kicked Gladys out after finding out she was pregnant and a prostitute. Shawna later shows remorse and tells Benson that Gladys was on the computer just before she left.

The SVU tracks down a prostitution ad that Gladys posted on the internet just before she left. They also trace the address to the one response she received. The detectives rush to the apartment in Brooklyn, to find two guys claiming they never saw Gladys. Benson rushes to the bedroom and finds an unconscious Gladys, passed out in her own amniotic fluid. Benson desperately tries to revive her.

Once they arrive to the hospital, Stabler and Benson find out that Gladys suffered a seizure and doctors had to perform a crash c-section. The baby is four months premature and has severe complications due to it. The chances of Gladys' daughter being blind with Downs' Syndrome, among other birth defects are extremely high and the doctor recommends withholding treatment and letting the baby die.

Benson finds Gladys visiting her daughter in intensive care. Benson tries to make Gladys see how much damage her baby girl really has. Gladys begins to question if she should keep her baby alive, if she's suffering. Meanwhile, back at the SVU, Stabler vocalizes that now the baby is born, it is not up to Gladys to play God on whether her daughter lives or dies. Cabot gives more bad news that Gladys needs to testify in order to convict Billy.

Cabot tells Benson if Gladys refuses to testify, she will be forced to charge her with prostitution. Benson cannot believe the position she's forced in, but heads to the hospital. When Gladys refuses to leave her daughter's side, Benson is forced to arrest her.

Gladys shows up to court, where she identifies Billy Skaggs as the man who picked her up and tried to strangle her. At cross-examination, Billy's lawyer points out that Gladys never really identified Billy as her attacker in the line-up, instead, running away. Billy's attorney continues to tear apart Gladys' reputation as a prostitute in order to make his client look like the victim. Cabot reminds the jury of Gladys' hard life and being forced into a life on the streets. Billy charges at Gladys and police escort him back to jail.

After court, Gladys tells Benson that everything the defense said about her was true. Benson tries to convince Gladys she's turned her life around, starting with making the right decision about her daughter. Later, Cragen delivers a note to Benson from Gladys, stating Benson is now power of attorney over her daughter. Benson rushes to the hospital, to find doctors needing permission to operate on the baby, as Benson ponders the decision, the baby dies on the operating table. Leaving Benson in tears.

Benson finds Gladys visiting her daughter in intensive care. Benson tries to make Gladys see how much damage her baby girl really has. Gladys begins to question if she should keep her baby alive, if she's suffering. Meanwhile, back at the SVU, Stabler vocalizes that now the baby is born, it is not up to Gladys to play God on whether her daughter lives or dies. Cabot gives more bad news that Gladys needs to testify in order to convict Billy.

Cabot tells Benson if Gladys refuses to testify, she will be forced to charge her with prostitution. Benson cannot believe the position she's forced in, but heads to the hospital. When Gladys refuses to leave her daughter's side, Benson is forced to arrest her.

Gladys shows up to court, where she identifies Billy Skaggs as the man who picked her up and tried to strangle her. At cross-examination, Billy's lawyer points out that Gladys never really identified Billy as her attacker in the line-up, instead, running away. Billy's attorney continues to tear apart Gladys' reputation as a prostitute in order to make his client look like the victim. Cabot reminds the jury of Gladys' hard life and being forced into a life on the streets. Billy charges at Gladys and police escort him back to jail.

After court, Gladys tells Benson that everything the defense said about her was true. Benson tries to convince Gladys she's turned her life around, starting with making the right decision about her daughter. Later, Cragen delivers a note to Benson from Gladys, stating Benson is now power of attorney over her daughter. Benson rushes to the hospital, to find doctors needing permission to operate on the baby, as Benson ponders the decision, the baby dies on the operating table. Leaving Benson in tears.

Benson finds Gladys visiting her daughter in intensive care. Benson tries to make Gladys see how much damage her baby girl really has. Gladys begins to question if she should keep her baby alive, if she's suffering. Meanwhile, back at the SVU, Stabler vocalizes that now the baby is born, it is not up to Gladys to play God on whether her daughter lives or dies. Cabot gives more bad news that Gladys needs to testify in order to convict Billy.

Cabot tells Benson if Gladys refuses to testify, she will be forced to charge her with prostitution. Benson cannot believe the position she's forced in, but heads to the hospital. When Gladys refuses to leave her daughter's side, Benson is forced to arrest her.

Gladys shows up to court, where she identifies Billy Skaggs as the man who picked her up and tried to strangle her. At cross-examination, Billy's lawyer points out that Gladys never really identified Billy as her attacker in the line-up, instead, running away. Billy's attorney continues to tear apart Gladys' reputation as a prostitute in order to make his client look like the victim. Cabot reminds the jury of Gladys' hard life and being forced into a life on the streets. Billy charges at Gladys and police escort him back to jail.

After court, Gladys tells Benson that everything the defense said about her was true. Benson tries to convince Gladys she's turned her life around, starting with making the right decision about her daughter. Later, Cragen delivers a note to Benson from Gladys, stating Benson is now power of attorney over her daughter. Benson rushes to the hospital, to find doctors needing permission to operate on the baby, as Benson ponders the decision, the baby dies on the operating table. Leaving Benson in tears.

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