Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Episode 6.08 : Doubt

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

November 23, 2004





Show Period

1999 - Now

Production Company

NBC, Studios USA Television, Universal Network TV

Cast and Crew


Ted Kotcheff


Marjorie David

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Carolyn Miller
  • Triney Sandoval
  • Aalok Mehta
  • Tina Johnson


When a college student claims rape and her professor (played by Billy Campbell) claims it was consensual sex, Stabler and Benson find themselves in the middle of a he said, she said battle, trying to decide whether to believe the alleged victim, or the alleged perpetrator who claimed she liked it rough. Benson sides with Myra, the victim, whereas Stabler finds himself wondering if Polikoff is telling the truth about being innocent, especially after Myra falsely accuses Stabler of touching her inappropriately. After giving more thought to the situation, Benson and Stabler each wonder if the other is right. Stabler has bigger problems on his hands, though, as Myra's attorney reveals that Kathy has moved out and taken the children.

This episode ended abruptly before viewers learned if the jury was going to find Polikoff guilty or not guilty. Viewers were then asked to vote on the official Law & Order: SVU website if the defendant was "guilty" or "not guilty". The results were a "not guilty" verdict. Syndicated showings of this episode always leaves it hanging for the viewers to decide.

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