Air Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#10012) "HOTHOUSE"
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01/13/2009 (10:00PM - 10:59PM) (Tuesday) : WHEN A CHILD PRODIGY WITH A DOUBLE LIFE IS FOUND MURDERED, DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) POSES AS A MADAME TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH. When the body of a fourteen year-old girl is found floating in the Hudson River, Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) think she was smuggled into the country by sex traffickers. In an effort to identify the body, Detective Benson goes undercover as a Madame and busts sex trafficker Alik (Guest Star Misha Kuznetsov). When Alik makes a deal with ADA Kim Greylek (Michaela McManus) he identifies the body as Elsa Lychkoff. To the detectives' surprise, Elsa wasn't a prostitute, but a child prodigy. Prying more into the victim's secret life, the detectives investigate her elite boarding school and her roommate Jennifer Banks (guest star Sarah Hyland), who in turn, leads them to compulsive gambler, Joseph Lychkoff (guest star George Tasudis), Elsa's father. When the motive of Joseph seems obvious as to why he would kill his daughter, Detective Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T) discovers some new evidence could change the entire case. Also starring: Richard Belzer (Detective John Much), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Michaela McManus (A.D.A Kim Greylek), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).

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