On Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 21, investigating and prosecuting a serial rapist depends on the testimony of a woman with advanced dementia.

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Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 21 involves crimes against elderly women in nursing homes. A woman named Maddie Thomas claims she was raped, but she has advanced dementia and often confuses the past and the present. When a physical exam shows that Maddie was not raped recently, it seems she imagined something -- but Rollins suspects something happened years ago.

An investigation leads to a possible suspect -- a man who claims to have had a one night stand with Maddie 50 years ago, but she doesn't recognize him or have any fear of him. Just as the detectives are about to give up, they get a call about another rape at a nursing home.

The new victim, Patrice, is more lucid and able to give them a name, and eventually they track the rapist down. But when Patrice dies suddenly, their entire case depends on Maddie's testimony. Can Stone make a case for rape when his primary witness has advanced dementia?

Meanwhile, Fin gets promoted to Sergeant and transferred out of SVU, but neither he nor his former co-workers are happy about it.

To find out what happens, watch Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 21 online.

Episode Details

On Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 21, Fin's sergeant orders come in, and an Alzheimer's patient says she was raped, but her illness casts doubt on the case.

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Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 21 Quotes

Nurse: Perfect timing.
Woman: Oh no, I took that already.
Nurse: No, that was yesterday.
Nurse: Yes. Yesterday was Thursday, today is Friday.
Woman: Are you sure?
Nurse: I never forget Friday.
Woman: So today is Friday.
Nurse: Yes.
Woman: I was raped.

Benson: I thought we were like family. So why do I have to hear this from Dodds?
Fin: Dodds has a big mouth.