Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 Episode 2 : A Single Life

When the body of Gretchen Quinn is found wearing only a red slip after having gone through an upper-story window, Benson and Stabler soon find out that 'Gretchen Quinn' has never existed. While trying to piece together her life, the detectives are led to Gretchen's psychiatrist and a well-known television newscaster, both of whom were sleeping with her, and through an overdue library book finally trace Gretchen back to a young woman who changed her name and identity after graduating high school to get away from her sexually abusive father. Cragen and Benson find it easy to identify with the young woman, as they both have ghosts of their own from which they must escape. Detectives manage to contact the victim's sister, who experienced the same trauma growing up. [ Recap available. ]

NameLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 Episode 2: A Single Life
Air DateSeptember 27th, 1999
GenresCrime, Drama
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesWolf Films, Universal Television, USA Network
DirectorLeslie Linka Glatter
Guest StarsMatthew Arkin, Leslie Hendrix, Isabel Gillies, Laila Robins, Michael Nouri, Michelle Hurd, Paul Hecht, Angie Harmon, Dean Winters, Dennis Boutsikaris, Michael Gaston
Plot Keywordsnew york, police, lawyer, crime, police detective, criminal investigation, law and order, sex crime
Christopher Meloni
Christopher Meloni
Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay
Olivia Benson
Ice-T
Ice-T
Fin Tutuola
Dann Florek
Dann Florek
Donald Cragen
Michelle Hurd
Michelle Hurd
Monique Jeffries
Richard Belzer
Richard Belzer
John Munch

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