Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Latest Episode

10-5
Weecap

Doctor! Doctor! Can’t You See I’m Burning, Burning?

Retro - An episode featuring AIDS-deniers is treated with all the subtlety we’ve come to expect, as the SVU squad goes after a quack doctor whose holistic treatments are endangering lives. Get ready to have pamphlets read to you.

10.28.2008 C

Daniel

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Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

10-4
Weecap

Diapers Not Included

Lunacy - Benson & Stabler go to the moon and back when an astronaut's body surfaces in the New York Harbor. The tortuous trail ultimately leads Elliot to his Marine Corps mentor, who jealously offed the rising star.

10.21.2008
10.23.2008
B-

Lady Lola

10-3
Weecap

Does That Make Me Crazy? Possibly.

Swing - Stabler's daughter acts up again (this time it's a drug-fueled break-in) but it turns out she might have bipolar disorder, just like Stabler's Academy Award-winning mother.

10.14.2008
10.16.2008
C+

Daniel

10-2
Weecap

Just the Phax, Ma'am

Confession - A tortured teenager confesses to coveting his five-year-old stepbrother, and another pedophile who runs a support site gets under Elliot’s skin.

09.30.2008
10.01.2008
B+

Daniel

10-1
Weecap

Dylan McKay! How Could You?

Trials - Luke Perry, Sara Gilbert and Julie Bowen guest-star in one of the most convoluted SVU plotlines in recent memory, and that's really saying something. Also: sub-plots aplenty!

09.23.2008
09.24.2008
B+

Daniel

9-19
Weecap

Chester Needs A New Hobby

Cold - The team solves an old case of Chester's, but at great personal and professional cost. Or more than usual, anyway.

05.13.2008
05.14.2008
A-

M. Giant

9-18
Weecap

She Talks To Angels

Trade - Want some coffee? No? How about a lamp to the head? How do you like that, you money-grubbing whore?

05.06.2008
05.07.2008
B-

Daniel

9-17
Weecap

Rook, Line and Sinker

Authority - Robin Williams guest-stars as an authority-hating nutjob who wants revenge for the death of his wife. After Death to Smoochy, can we call it even?

04.29.2008
04.30.2008
C

Daniel

9-16
Weecap

Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

Closet - Olivia accidentally outs a star pro quarterback as being gay, which makes life a lot tougher for him, as well as the case for the prosecution, because the QB is the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

04.22.2008
04.23.2008
D

Daniel

9-15
Recap

Undercover

Undercover - Olivia goes undercover in a women's prison to smoke out a guard who's raping inmates. Fin goes undercover too. So does Elliot! Cragen's the same old crab, though.

04.15.2008
04.16.2008
B

Daniel

9-14
Recap

Inconceivable

Inconceivable - The chief of detectives personally wants Olivia and Elliot to solve a case involving kidnapped embryos. Because he's just that sadistic.

01.21.2008
01.23.2008
C-

Daniel

9-13
Recap

Unorthodox

Unorthodox - Tubey goes on trial when a young boy reenacts his favorite scenes from those nasty late-night cable shows with his younger classmates.

01.14.2008
01.16.2008
B-

LuluBates

9-12
Recap

Signature

Signature - Special FBI Agent Wooden Cooper helps out Olivia in a serial-killer case. She takes things way more personally than anyone in the Special Victims Unit.

01.07.2008
01.09.2008
C-

Daniel

9-11
Recap

Streetwise

Streetwise - The head of a street family called the Phalanx keeps his "children" in line with murder. In his defense, murder is probably more effective than a "time out."

12.31.2007
01.02.2008
B

Daniel

9-10
Recap

Snitch

Snitch - One wife of a Nigerian polygamist is dead, possibly killed by a thug as a warning to a witness in a murder trial. Plus, a glimpse into Elliot's private life while on break from his marriage.

12.03.2007
12.05.2007
B-

Daniel

9-9
Recap

Paternity

Paternity - A traffic accident threatens to claim Elliot's wife, partner, and unborn child. Hat trick!

11.26.2007
11.28.2007
B-

M. Giant

9-8
Recap

Fight

Fight - A young man confesses to a murder to protect his younger brother, but they're both being set up. And how's this for a trio of guest stars? Ice-T's wife Coco, an actual Ultimate Fighter, and Steve Earle.

11.19.2007
11.21.2007
C+

Daniel

9-7
Recap

Blinded

Blinded - A children's author kidnaps girls and rapes them. But he's crazy. So he won't be put to death in Louisiana, really? Well, not if Casey does her job. Or throws the case. Whichever works.

11.12.2007
11.14.2007
B-

Daniel

9-6
Recap

Svengali

Svengali - A copycat seems to be emulating a jailed serial killer, who seems to have a whole lot of disturbed followers. Is he orchestrating things from behind bars? Well, duh.

11.05.2007
11.07.2007
B-

Daniel

9-5
Recap

Harm

Harm - Steven Weber and Elizabeth McGovern guest star in an episode in which the detectives go after a doctor whose interrogation techniques may be responsible for the death of an Iraqi. Or many of them.

10.22.2007
10.24.2007
C-

Daniel

9-4
Recap

Savant

Savant - Elliot Stabler matches wits with Aidan Quinn in a smoldering-gaze-off. Quinn's got a daughter with some kind of syndrome that at first proves detrimental to solving a case of rape and attempted murder, but then is eventually key to the whole thing! Good thing Munch knows how to read a pamphlet.

10.15.2007
10.17.2007
B-

Daniel

9-3
Recap

Impulsive

Impulsive - Melissa Joan Hart guest-stars as a teacher accused of rape by her student in an episode that twists and turns every which day, with no ridiculous plotline left unturned.

10.08.2007
10.10.2007
C-

Daniel

9-2
Recap

Avatar

Avatar - A rapist kidnaps a woman after falling for her online persona, who reminds him of his first kidnap victim twenty-five years ago. But it ain't the same. He's just lucky the 14-year-old avatar didn't turn out to actually be a 50-year-old closeted plumber from the Bronx.

10.01.2007
10.03.2007
D+

Daniel

9-1
Recap

Alternate

Alternate - Cynthia Nixon guest-stars as a woman with multiple personalities who may or may not have killed her baby. Dissociative identity disorder is usually caused by child abuse, or may also be triggered by spending all your time listening to Carrie, Samantha, and Charlotte prattle on.

09.24.2007
09.26.2007
C+

Daniel

1-22
Recap

Slaves

Slaves - Yakov has a fruit stand on Lexington and Seventy-eighth, and two kids stole from him, so he started cursing at them in his native language, Romanian.

05.18.2000
05.18.2000
A+

Pooh

1-21
Recap

Nocturne

Nocturne - It's just another child-molestation plot on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Oh yeah, and happy Mother's Day weekend!

05.11.2000
05.11.2000
A+

Wendola

1-20
Recap

Remorse

Remorse - Krieger is in his tighty-whities, hunched over the toilet, praying to the Porcelain God with every fiber of his being. Benson calls his name, and he looks up, startled, and asks what she wants. She tells him he's under arrest for rape.

05.04.2000
05.04.2000
A+

Pooh

1-19
Recap

Contact

Contact - Hooded Sweatshirt Guy gets off her and shoves his way out through the doors. Nicole slumps to the floor of the train in shock. People suck.

04.27.2000
04.27.2000
A+

Wendola

1-18
Recap

Chat Room

Chat Room - "The Yachtsman," apparently, is a guy in a yachtsman's cap. Maybe he's with the Village People?

04.13.2000
04.13.2000
A+

Wendola

1-17
Recap

Misleader

Misleader - "Although inspired in part by a true incident, the following story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event." Except for those RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES of the HILLSDALE COLLEGE CASE.

03.30.2000
03.30.2000
A+

Wendola

1-16
Recap

The Third Guy

The Third Guy - We learn from the CSU guy that the perp ejaculated on her thigh and tied her up with her own support hose. Benson deduces that the perp came unprepared and the rape was an afterthought. Stabler is understandably disgusted and wonders, "How do you get those thoughts about someone who looks like your grandmother?"

02.24.2000
02.24.2000
A+

Pooh

1-15
Recap

Entitled

Entitled - "Victim's name: Dean Woodruff!" "Age thirty-five, salesman for fitness equipment!" "Divorced once, has an ex-wife and two kids upstate!" "Shot in his own car between two and two-thirty AM!" "No eyewitnesses!" One at a time, people!

02.17.2000
02.17.2000
A+

Wendola

1-14
Recap

Limitations

Limitations - Captain Desmond is punished; he leaves the room with my girlfriend ADA Abby Carmichael, and we have successfully set up White Guy in Suit as a hard-ass administrator.

02.10.2000
02.10.2000
A+

Pooh

1-11
Recap

Bad Blood

Bad Blood - The victim is a young man named Seth Langdon, who lived in the building. "As far as we can tell, he lived alone," says the uniformed cop. We get a good look at Seth's head and see that "gay-bashing" is, unfortunately, not a metaphor here.

01.13.2000
01.13.2000
A+

Wendola

1-10
Recap

Closure

Closure - As the operator asks what her emergency is, she turns so that we see her left cheekbone is all bruised and swollen. A little choked up, she answers, "I've just been raped." Well, in another universe her husband's the Deputy Mayor, so she should have no trouble here. Not.

01.06.2000
01.07.2000
A+

Pooh

1-9
Recap

Stocks & Bondage

Stocks & Bondage - Benson enters the room and the M.E. guy tells her that the victim, Layla Briggs, hanged herself from her bed. Huh? Oh, right, it's a big ol' four post canopy job. Whatever.

11.28.1999
11.28.1999
N/A

Pooh

1-8
Recap

Stalked!

Stalked! - Stabler and Benson are on the scene. It turns out the murder/rape victim was an ADA named Karen Fitzgerald. "I know her -- I knew her -- she was my age," stammers Benson, who says they had drinks together a few times after court. "The case is all yours," says the cop at the scene. So's this episode.

11.21.1999
11.21.1999
A+

Wendola

1-7
Recap

Uncivilized

Uncivilized - Apparently the body of an eight-year-old boy named Ryan Davies has been found. In case we weren't horrified enough, the crime scene is a public park.

11.14.1999
11.14.1999
A+

Wendola

1-5
Recap

Wanderlust

Wanderlust - Stabler turns to see Benson talking to the former Mrs. Jill Taylor of Home Improvement. Luckily for us, no insufferable grunting husband or sons are with her.

10.17.1999
10.17.1999
A+

Pooh

1-3
Recap

...Or Just Look Like One

…Or Just Look Like One - Behold the perps, the hookers, the child abductors: they who continually vex the Lawful and Orderly Universe. Look upon them! Alas.

10.03.1999
10.03.1999
A+

Wendola

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