Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/Parasites

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Season 2, Episode 19
Airdate April 27, 2001
Production Number E1427
Written by Martin Weiss
Directed by David Platt
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Parasites is the nineteenth episode of the second season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the forty-first episode overall.

Starring: Christopher Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler), Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Stephanie March (A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola)

and Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Guest Stars: Mili Avital (Ava Parulis, Irina Parulis), Lance Reddick (Dr. Taylor), Victor Steinbach (Razvan Toscu), Michele Pawk (Valentina Bilescu), Matt Servito (Dr. Brad Stanton), Melissa Bowen (Pam Stanton)

and Gary Basaraba (George Burton)

with Michael Berresse (Matt Sloan), Neal Benari (Dr. Lowenstein), Peter Van Wagner (Al Shipley), Elza Zagreda (Slavic Woman), Yuka Takara (Nahlin Amis), Jillian Stacom (Julia Burton), Carol Schneider (Mrs. Sawyer), Manu Narayan (Henry), Samuel Maupin (Mr. Sawyer), Jerome LePage (Paul Amis), Jon Krupp (Walt), Stacy Highsmith (Aide), Marcia Haufrecht (Mrs. Varella), Scott Andrew Harrison (Worker #2), Steven Michael Harper (Andrew Heaton), Joseph Vincent Gay (Reynolds), Michael Creo (Worker #1), Andrea Burns (Teacher), Lili Bordan (Oksana), Iren Bordan (Theresa), Ezra Barnes (Jack Greenwalt), Guy Ale (Davia)


Plot Overview

When a young woman's remains are discovered buried in a garden, the investigation leads SVU to a mail-order bride business and a prostitution ring, but things take a turn when the woman's real identity is revealed.


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The Show

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Memorable Moments