You killed my children. For what?


Cop: Lieutenant, now that you're here, maybe you can explain why Detective Rollins here is antagonizing people in my precinct without as much as a heads up.
Benson: Let's not turn this into a turf war.

Rollins: Unless they had their heads in the sand, neighbors had to see something, right?
Fin: Taking this kind of personal, Amanda.
Rollins: If I don't, what am I doing here?

They look like some reality show.


Rollins: I want to apologize for going off on you earlier.
Benson: You and I both know how hard it is to walk away when your gut says something's wrong.
Rollins: Yeah, well, I overreacted, and I'm thinking I could use a mental health day or two.
Benson: Really, Amanda?
Rollins: Yeah.
Benson: You want to dig into Labott.

Benson: If she wants to leave, we can't stop her. She is a competent adult -
Rollins: She is not competent! She's brainwashed. He did something to her, Liv. He tied her up, he starved her -
Benson: I understand that, but under New York State law there is no crime we can charge him with. There is nothing we can do.

Rollins: Esther's on her way back here. I'd like another go at her.
Fin: The TLC approach isn't working. Maybe we should try some fire and brimstone this time.

Benson: In cases where there is suspected abuse, we can't just turn over a child to her parents.
Mr. Labott: Esther is not a child. She is 27 years old.

Rollins: Every time I try to talk to her, she just throws back those Bible verses she's been brainwashed with.
Benson: So we have to do the heavy lifting here. It would be nice if we knew who she was.

Rollins: I can tell she's smart from the way she throws those Bible verses at me, but the way she's been indoctrinated... it discourages analytical thinking.
Benson: Or something to turn to when she's lost or in pain.

Rollins: Is there a reason you don't want to go back home?
Esther: I'm scared. But the Lord says do not fear for I am with you.

I know you've got to be scared, Esther, but I'm really just trying to help you. You understand that, right?


Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 19 Quotes

Amanda: Who told you you would be punished if you rode the train?
Esther: Fathers do not provoke your children to anger, but discipline them in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Rollins: How long has it been since you've eaten?
[Girl jumps at candy]
Rollins: Uh uh uh. Not so fast. How about we make an exchange? Some candy if you give me your name.
Girl: It's Esther.