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Home Invasions 

After a couple is murdered in their home and their daughter is critically injured, SVU uncovers a number of twisted family secrets, as well as detective Rollins' gambling addiction.

Director:

Jim McKay

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Bryan Goluboff
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Danny Pino ... Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins
Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Jake T. Austin ... Rob Fisher
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Carmen Vasquez
Lauren Kelly ... Emmy Eckhouse
Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Mr. Fisher
Delaney Williams ... John Buchanan
Alan Davidson Alan Davidson ... McCourt
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Captain Reece
Cady Huffman ... Maureen Manning
Betsy Aidem ... Dr. Sloane
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After a couple is murdered in their home and their daughter is critically injured, SVU uncovers a number of twisted family secrets, as well as detective Rollins' gambling addiction.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Danny Mastrogiorgio has played four different roles over the course of the series: See more »

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Captain Donald Cragen: [about Emmy being involved in her parents' death] We need to find out if she had a hand in this, Liv.
Olivia Benson: Well, even if she did, she's a 14-year-old girl who was the victim of sexual abuse in her own home.
Captain Donald Cragen: And there were other ways she could've handled it. Look, I hope to God she's not involved, but we have to follow through on this.
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Family Wipeout
8 May 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A bloody crime scene greets the SVU squad where a man and his wife have been shot to death. The walls were graffitied with homophobic messages which would be natural as the wife was a lawyer who was counsel to a state gay rights organization. Their daughter was wounded and is in critical condition. When she comes out of her coma it is possible that Lauren Gray can tell what happened.

Until then the squad has to deal with three possibilities. That it is indeed a hate crime because of the graffiti and the fact that mother had gotten into a lesbian relationship and was to be leaving her husband. Secondly that Gray's boyfriend Jake T. Austin took matters into his own hands or his father Danny Mastrogiorgio who disapproved of her and the relationship did something.

A third possibility is that the father was killed for a gambling debt as an example. Turns out he was a degenerate gambler, a fact verified by housekeeper Elizabeth Rodriguez and her brother Esai Morales. Turns out the father was more than that.

This episode with the gambling angle also sheds a light on Kelli Giddish who has a bad gambling problem, gotten worse by her move from Atlanta to New York.

The solution is a great deal more sicker than any of these red herrings served up by the plot. The burdens some kids have to bear.


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