Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are called to a crime scene - a young woman dressed in a maid's uniform has apparently committed suicide. But there's lots of sexual related bruising so they question whether she was pushed and if she was raped. The victim is a young film student named Carmen Trancoso; since her face was destroyed the detectives initially think it was Anna Rivera, a former maid at the Lamerly's penthouse. Carmen was dating the Lamerly's son, Drew (Erik von Detten), but the relationship got too intense, Drew broke it off and Carmen began to stalk him. The Detectives visit the attorneys who were representing Carmen, and she was trying to sue Drew for rape. But Drew is prepared with his top-notch trial lawyer Lorna Scarry (Mariette Hartley), refuting the claims.