Law and Order: SVU Season 14 Review “Vanity’s Bonfire” – Can’t Leap Out of This One

Ballpark estimate, how many episodes of Law and Order: SVU do you think have started with negligent parents losing their kid on a crowded playground? If mathematics allows you to count that high, add "Vanity’s Bonfire," this week’s episode, to the list. I think I actually groaned when the first "bom-bom" faded away and I saw a jungle gym packed with rugrats.

The only surprise for me in this episode was that the poor little girl didn’t end up raped or decapitated or sold to a pervert. As it turned out, she was kidnapped by her biological mother, a wacky lunatic (Bijou Phillips) who was tricked into giving her up for adoption to a couple who thought the child was their daughter by an unknown surrogate. Read More...


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