Vanessa: What has happened to me?
Benson: Vanessa, you've been taking care of everyone. Your family, your neighbors, your customers... who's been taking care of you?
Vanessa: No. I take care of everyone. That's my job.
Benson: Vanessa. You have to learn that it's okay to ask for help.

Vanessa: This is who I am. I lost it.
Benson: We all have. This was your day.

Rollins: How much longer can this go on?
Carisi: I tell my mother, it's not endless, but it's indefinite.

Vanessa: You haven't lost anything. you have your job. You have your son.
Benson: What I do know is nobody knows what anyone else is going through.

Maybe we're all dead. Maybe that's what all this Zooming and Facetime is. Maybe it's where we go after we die.


Doctor: Your dad suffered a major CVA, a Ceberal Vascular Accident.
Rollins: Accident? It was no accident. His doctors have him on all these meds and he wouldn't stop sneaking cigarettes.
Doctor: Does he have any other family? I noticed a wedding ring. Is he married?
Rollins: No. Divorced. He got remarried last year, but she's not coming. Neither is my mom. You can say his relationship status is abandoned.

Don't use the worst thing I said on my worst day against me. Don't let it define us.


Vanessa: He's holding ME hostage! I had 40 employees I had to let go! There's a moratorium on evictions? No. They found a loophole. They don't care about the blood and tears I put in this place!
Benson: Vanessa. You don't need him. Let him go and you and me will talk through all this together.
Vanessa: If they want me to leave they can take me out in a box.

Benson: Vanessa. You don't need to do this. I am here and I am listening.
Vanessa: This is my goddamned restaurant and no one is taking it from me!

It's not COVID. Before COVID, you were working 14-hour days, I was working nights. We didn't have time to realize how unhappy we were.


Carisi: We're in pursuit of a kidnap victim and we think you have info about where she is.
Woman: I know my Miranda rights.
Carisi: Miranda doesn't apply because of the urgency of this situation.
Benson: You know that police state you're so afraid of? You're in it.

Nicole: Can I ask why we haven't got the press involved?
Fin: The video had a green screen. There are no details to release to the public.
Benson: And the last thing we want to do is drive more traffic on the Dark Web to their site. We are doing everything we can.
Nicole: Then I have to do everything I can.

Law & Order: SVU Quotes

I'm fairly certain Rafiq was murdered. I just don't know who did it. But whoever did it was some other mother's son. And that makes two mothers in grief.


I think you're superb, I really do.