Saturday October 2, 2004
10:00 PM 1.0 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME; MARLO THOMAS & DIXIE CARTER GUEST STAR -- When an upper Westside resident finds a young boy scavenging through his garbage looking for food, Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) track down the child's mother, believing him to be the victim of abuse. However, after the detectives interview the single mother, they discover she rules her home with a tight fist keeping a close watch on both her sons, sharing her paranoia over the dangers of the city with them. Dixie Carter ("Designing Women") also guest stars in the episode as Attorney Denise Brockmorton and Marlo Thomas ("That Girl") portrays a former judge gone into private practice who offers some sagely advice. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.