S01E02 - A Single Life

Air date: 1999-09-27

When the body of Gretchen Quinn is found wearing only a red slip after having gone through an upper-story window, Benson and Stabler soon find out that 'Gretchen Quinn' has never existed. While trying to piece together her life, the detectives are led to Gretchen's psychiatrist and a well-known television newscaster, both of whom were sleeping with her, and through an overdue library book finally trace Gretchen back to a young woman who changed her name and identity after graduating high school to get away from her sexually abusive father. Cragen and Benson find it easy to identify with the young woman, as they both have ghosts of their own from which they must escape. Detectives manage to contact the victim's sister, who experienced the same trauma growing up. [ Recap available. ]

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Genres: Crime Drama
  • S01E01

    Payback

  • S01E02

    A Single Life

  • S01E03

    ...Or Just Look Like One

  • S01E04

    Hysteria

  • S01E05

    Wanderlust

  • S01E06

    Sophomore Jinx

  • S01E07

    Uncivilized

  • S01E08

    Stalked

  • S01E09

    Stocks & Bondage

  • S01E10

    Closure

  • S01E11

    Bad Blood

  • S01E12

    Russian Love Poem

  • S01E13

    Disrobed

  • S01E14

    Limitations

  • S01E15

    Entitled (1)

  • S01E16

    The Third Guy

  • S01E17

    Misleader

  • S01E18

    Chat Room

  • S01E19

    Contact

  • S01E20

    Remorse

  • S01E21

    Nocturne

  • S01E22

    Slaves

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