Daydream Believer
Season: 16
Episode: 20
Original airdate: April 29, 2015
Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman
Julie Martin
Story by: Matt Olmstead
Warren Leight
Directed by: Martha Mitchell
Episode chronology
Previous episode: We Called Her Jellybean
Next episode: The Number of Rats


Benson and Voight lead their teams in the investigation of a rape/murder case that is frighteningly similar to a case from New York a decade ago. When forced to release their main suspect, the Chicago PD joins the SVU in New York in pursuit of Yates.


Main CastEdit

Special Guest StarsEdit

Guest StarsEdit


  • Darryl Knight as Bo
  • PJ Powers as Glen
  • Rachel Neiheisel as Renee Walden
  • Ozzie Stewart as Lisa
  • Aja Frary as Nila Green
  • Fiona Horrigan as Forewoman


Background information and NotesEdit

Crossover event that begins with the Chicago Fire episode "We Called Her Jellybean", continues with the Chicago P.D. episode "The Number of Rats" and concludes with the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Daydream Believer".

A special opening narration was used for this episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Chicago P.D.:
"In the criminal justice system some killers are so depraved that it takes multiple police agencies to bring them to justice. This is one of those investigations."

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