Law & Order: SVU Review: Hell is Other People

After a brief holiday hiatus, SVU returned with "Theatre Tricks," an episode that began with an interesting premise, although it concluded with a rather predictable resolution.

The complex plot about the betrayal of the young Meghan was dutifully performed by the all actors. However, while the episode tried to subvert our expectations by having Meghan's female roommate be the real criminal, it wasn't much of a surprise.

The story did have an excellent opening. As an avid fan of medieval literature, I enjoyed the use of Dante's Inferno for the innovative theater experience of "Nine Circles." At first, it did seem like a weird sex-club (not unusual for an SVU episode), but the scene quickly established the various "sets" of the circles of Hell as the masked audience members explored the theater space. Read More...


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