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|“||She said she'd tell. She said she'd make them take our kids away... I had to protect my family. If there are no children, the family dies.||„|
|~ Landricks justifying his murder of Karen Stencil and his raping his own daughter.|
Tom Landricks is the main antagonist of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Resilience". He is a psychopathic rapist who is so obsessed with fathering as many children as he can that he forcibly impregnates his own daughter.
He was portrayed by Titus Welliver, who also played Rob Miller in the same series.
Landricks is obsessed with fathering as many children as possible because it gives him a sense of Godlike power; he also demands total obedience from his family, treating them like his own personal cult. He and his wife, Angie, have four children, but he demands that they have more, a desire that becomes frustrated when he loses the ability to get an erection. He pays two men, James Randall and Charles Eno, to have sex with Angie to impregnate her. She has two children by them, and she and Landricks cover it up by pretending to run a daycare.
When Angie has a hysterectomy following her latest birth, Landricks kidnaps his children's nanny, Karen Stencil, keeps her restrained in her room, and repeatedly rapes her in hopes of getting her pregnant. When she threatens to go to the police, he kills her in a fit of rage, and cuts off her head and fingers to keep as souvenirs. Stencil's headless corpse is found, but identified only as "Chelsea Doe". Finally, he decides to impregnate his teenage daughter Jackie by injecting her with a syringe full of his sperm.
After a traumatized Jackie attempts suicide, she is brought to the Special Victims Unit because of the restraint marks on her body. She tells detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler that she was attacked by a man in the subway who blindfolded and raped her; she also claims that rapist had a piercing on his penis. Her parents come to see her at the hospital, and Landricks agrees to volunteer his and his oldest son's DNA.
Benson and Stabler bring in a suspect, Karl Sirett, but his DNA does not match that in Jackie's rape kit, and they later learn that Sirett is in fact Jackie's ex-boyfriend. After their lab tests the DNA, the detectives bring in two men, Charles Eno and James Randall, who are DNA matches. Both men deny raping Jackie, but admit that Landricks had paid them to have sex with Angie while he watched. After they find out that Jackie was impregnated with a syringe, and that the children in the Landricks' daycare are in fact theirs, Benson and Stabler realize that Landricks is Jackie's assailant, and is running his family like a cult.
Benson and Stabler take Landricks' children into protective custody and question Angie, who admits that her husband impregnated Jackie with a syringe. Jackie, meanwhile, suffers an emotional breakdown, regressing to a childlike state. Stabler, a father of four, reaches out to Jackie as a parent figure, helping her snap out of the delusion and admit what her father did to her. Landricks is arrested, but during his trial, a confused, terrified Jackie says that her father did not hurt her and that Stabler had made her lie. The case is dismissed, and Landricks is set free and allowed to move back in with his family.
Just when the case seems lost, however, Detective Fin Tutuola notices similar restraint marks to Jackie's on "Chelsea Doe"'s body, and consulting FBI psychiatrist George Huang theorizes that Landricks tried to forcibly impregnate her, only to kill her after he failed. After discovering that Landricks had employed Stencil and given her a necklace Stabler had seen their younger daughter Sally playing with, the detectives excavate Stencil's old room and find her skull and finger bones under the floorboards.
While being interrogated, Landricks denies killing Stencil and accuses Benson and Stabler of planting the bones in his house. Upon being confronted with irrefutable DNA evidence, however, he confesses to killing her, justifying his actions by saying that had tried to "destroy" his family by threatening to tell the police what he he was doing to Jackie. He then brags that Jackie will carry his child, but she later decides to get an abortion. Landricks is then presumably put to death for his crimes.