The Number of Rats
Season: 2
Episode: 20
Original airdate: April 29, 2015
Teleplay by: Matt Olmstead
Cole Maliska
Story by: Matt Olmstead
Warren Leight
Directed by: Nick Gomez
Episode chronology
Previous episode: The Three G's
Next episode: There's My Girl


Benson has traveled into Chicago to help Voight and intelligence with a rape/murder case that is frighteningly similar to a case from New York a decade ago. She calls in Fin and Amaro to assist. The prime suspect, Yates is let go after rigorous questioning. He then requests a meeting with Lindsay and he warns of unintended consequences from what intelligence is doing.


Main CastEdit

Special Guest StarsEdit

Guest StarsEdit


  • Rachel Melius as Charlotte Reegan
  • Laura Lapidus as Janine
  • Jeff Parker as Doctor Smith
  • Tiffany Bedwell as Victoria Lewyn


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."

Chicago P.D. season 2
Episodes Call It MacaroniGet My CigarettesThe Weigh StationChicken, Dynamite, ChainsawAn Honest WomanPrison BallThey'll Have to Go Through MeAssignment of the YearCalled In DeadShouldn't Have Been AloneWe Don't Work Together AnymoreDisco BobA Little Devil ComplexErin's MomWhat Do You DoWhat Puts You on That LedgeSay Her Real NameGet Back to EvenThe Three G'sThe Number of RatsThere's My GirlPush the Pain AwayBorn Into Bad News
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