Episode Info

Their suspicions aroused when a 12-year-old girl named Melanie (Holliston Coleman) lands in the hospital with complications relating to her pregnancy, SVU detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Munch (Richard Belzer) end up confronting a charismatic cult leader named Eugene Hoff (Jeff Kober). At any rate, that's what he's calling himself now: it seems that Hoff is a seasoned scam artist who, under a variety of aliases, has exploited gullible religious fanatics for his own crooked purposes. It turns out that Melanie is not only Hoff's wife, she is one of several of his wives--and this is not the most sinister aspect of the case. Series regular Mariska Hargitay earned an Emmy nomination for her perfomance in this harrowing episode.


Christopher Meloni
as Det. Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay
as Det. Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer
as Det. John Munch
as Det. Odafin `Fin' Tutuola
Dann Florek
as Capt. Donald Cragen
Diane Neal
as ADA Casey Novak
B.D. Wong
as George Huang
Peter Maloney
as Geoffrey Downs
Christopher Durham
as Carl Buchman
Munson Hicks
as Rev. Tucker
Kevin Jiggets
as Off. Green
Tenaja Williams
as Pregnant Teenager
Tamara Tunie
as ME Melinda Warner
Marva Grandy
as Woman #2
Rachel Fowler
as Woman #3
John Knox
as Clerk
Margaret Reed
as Felicia Chatham
William H. Burns
as Off. Robbins
Ali Reza
as Dr. Mehta
Bruce Norris
as Reggie McCoy
Michael Cullen
as Det. Stu MacKenzie
Laura Sametz
as Simone Buchman
Angel Desai
as Technician
Jeff Kober
as Eugene Hoff
Emilio del Pozo
as Duty Capt. Claros
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