A foster couple call Detectives Benson and Stabler to the scene of the crime when their ten-year-old adopted daughter disappears. It soon comes to light that she ran away to meet with a man named Erik Weber, whom she met on the internet and whom Benson and Stabler suspect of ulterior motives regarding the girl. Weber denies any wrongdoing, and also expresses romantic interest in Benson. However, as the investigation continues, the detectives realize that the girl's foster parents may be hiding something that could change the entire course of the case.
Did You Know?
The title of this episode is "Locum," short for the Latin "locum tenens," which means "place holder." In certain professions, a hospital or physician's office for example, a locum is a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. So in this episode's context Mackenzie was a locum for Ella. See more
The New York State Trooper Elliot is talking to about Ella's disappearance isn't wearing a badge on his uniform shirt. See more
I would be more comfortable with the female detective. The nice one?
Detective Olivia Benson
[camera cuts to Olivia interrogating the suspect
You're an idiot.