Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Episode 1.01 Payback
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Episode 1.01 Payback

Episode Premiere
Sep 20, 1999
Genre
Drama, Crime
Production Company
NBC, Studios USA Television, Universal Network TV
Official Site
http://www.nbc.com/law-order-special-victims-unit
Episode Premiere
Sep 20, 1999
Genre
Drama, Crime
Period
1999 - Now
Production Co
NBC, Studios USA Television, Universal Network TV
Distributor
NBC
Official Site
http://www.nbc.com/law-order-special-victims-unit
Director
Jean de Segonzac
Screenwriter
Dick Wolf
Main Cast
Additional Cast

Benson and Stabler investigate the stabbing & genital-mutilation of a cab driver, only to learn that the victim had been an inmate at Rikers Island. Further investigation reveals that the dead man was a Serbian soldier called Stefan Tanzic who had been indicted on charges of ethnic cleansing. Herself a child of rape, Benson has trouble separating herself from the case after realizing that the victim was a rapist. Stabler tries to keep her from crossing the line in her attempts to protect suspects she feels were justified in their actions.