- Date: May 13, 2008
- Type: Television Episode
The SVU squad is left at ends when they have a dead cop on their hands and Det. Chester Lake is their prime suspect. They discover Lake was investigating a ten-year-old cold case and the cop may have been involved in the rape of one girl and the rape-murder of another girl. Lake tracks down the surviving victim and convinces her to testify against the partner of the dead cop who also raped and helped murder the other girl. However, as the case quickly goes downhill in the courtroom, Novak withholds evidence in desperate hopes of winning a conviction, but her efforts fail to win her a conviction. In the end, Novak is censured for her misconduct and Lake hunts down and kills the cop, while Fin, upset at Elliot for gaining his cellphone records in hopes of finding out if he had informed Lake of the detective's progress, announces his intent to transfer out of SVU.