Episode Info

Angela Lansbury guest stars as Eleanor Duvall, the wealthy and politically powerful mother of suspected serial rapist Gabriel Duvall (Alfred Molina). The SVU team has built up a persuasive case against Gabriel, accusing him of preying upon illegal aliens who are in no position to testify against him. Using her hotshot lawyer Jason Whittaker (Bradley Cooper) as her mouthpiece, Eleanor threatens dire consequences against the detectives if they continue to "harrass" her son--and she has the clout to back up these threats. The situation becomes painfully personal when, shortly after Gabriel is released for lack of evidence, Assistant DA Novak (Diane Neal) is savagely attacked. Rita Moreno costars as a feisty immigrant-rights activist. Originally telecast May 3, 2005, "Night" is the first episode of a two-part story which concluded the same evening on the Law&Order: Special Victims Unit's "sister" series Law & Order: Trial by Jury, with that show's regulars Bebe Neuwirth, Kirk Acevedo and Fred Dalton Thompson appearing in both episodes.


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
Angela Lansbury
as Eleanor Duvall
Alfred Molina
as Gabriel Duvall
Rita Moreno
as Mildred Quintana
Bebe Neuwirth
as ADA Tracy Kibre
Mike Doyle
as Forensics Tech O'Halloran
Kirk Acevedo
as Det. Hector Salazar
Bradley Cooper
as Jason Whitaker
Anya Migdal
as Nina Zergin
Stelio Savante
as Milan Zergin
Tamara Tunie
as ME Melinda Warner
Geoffrey Ewing
as Agent Harriman
Dan Schulz
as N.O. ADA
Gladys Pérez
as Yolanda Martinez
Dennis Pressey
as Dog Walker
Folake Olowotoyeku
as Amina Asante
Haerry Kim
as Korean Woman
Chris Lee
as Skateboarder
Fred Dalton Thompson
as DA Arthur Branch
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