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Law & Order SVU Recap 2/7/18: Season 19 Episode 13 “The Undiscovered Country”

Lt Benson and her team were called to the scene of a familial kidnapping on tonight’s all-new episode of "Law & Order: SVU". Maggie Householder had gone out to do some light grocery shopping and had asked the teenager down the hall to watch her ten-month-old son Drew. However, Maggie’s husband Aaron came home early and pulled a gun on the babysitter. He then tied her up and left her in the cupboard though not before kidnapping his own Drew. Drew unfortunately suffered a genetic condition that meant he needed to stay near his breathing mask or risk dying and still his father kidnapped anyways. He hadn’t bothered to pack any of the things that the child would need and so his mother, upon learning he had been kidnapped, had demanded that her son be found immediately. She no longer trusted her husband. READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 12 Review: The Undiscovered Country

I was beyond excited when I heard that Sam Waterson and Philip Winchester were going to guest star on Law & Order: SVU. I've been a fan of the Law & Order franchise from the beginning and Sam Waterson for longer than that. I still remember his role on the short-lived I'll Fly Away, and I love him on Grace & Frankie. I was heartbroken when Chicago Justice was canceled after only one season, so seeing Peter Stone again was doubly exciting. I didn't expect Ben Stone to die, nor did I expect Barba to resign so that Peter could take his place, though.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/02/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-12-review-the-undiscovered-c/

SVU Recap: Welcome Back, Jack Plus: One of the Gang Leaves... for Good?

This meeting of the Committee to Lure Sam Waterston Back toLaw & Order: SVU full-time is now in session. All members in favor of keeping Jack McCoy around as a regular presence to slap some occasional sense into Benson & Co., say aye. All those oh wait, everyone voted yes? Great! Meeting adjourned! If [] http://tvline.com/2018/02/07/law-and-order-svu-recap-jack-mccoy-returns-barba-leaves-season-19-episode-13/

Law & Order SVU Recap 1/31/18: Season 19 Episode 12 “Info Wars”

The show opens with a campus-wide protest where a woman, Martha Cobb is making a speech at an ALT right event. Martha is later found by campus police, barely conscious with her pants around her ankles and blood on her legs. She was hit in the head from behind and raped. Rollins finds a partial sign in the trash near where Martha was found. It has her blood on it. Rollins and Finn are able to find the rest of the sign. It has a common symbol used by a well-known Antifa group. The team review footage from the protest to see if they see anyone carrying the sign. The group debates Martha’s politics with Rollins take the conservative side and the rest of the team seeming to be more liberal. Olivia gets the DNA results from the attack and it is a match to a well-known Trump hater, Jed. He is arrested and brought to the station. READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 12 Review: Info Wars

One of the primary rules of working in SVU is that "you don't pick your vic." From the series' inception, SVU detectives have been required to put aside their personal feelings to fully investigate each and every rape case. But on Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 12 , they had to assist an almost thoroughly unlikeable victim, and it seemed like separating politics from the case was almost impossible.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/01/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-12-review-info-wars/

Law & Order SVU Recap 1/17/18: Season 19 Episode 11 “Flight Risk”

Olivia and the Chief spend some time talking in her apartment about their kids. On board a flight, a male pilot assures the passengers they are in for a smooth ride. He shuts off the intercom and speaks to his female co-pilot Tara, asking her if she wants to go for drinks. Before he leaves to the before he touches her shoulder and tells her she looks good. Tara locks the cockpit and deviates from the flight plan taking everyone on a dangerous and bumpy ride. She refuses to let the pilot in. The break down the door and forcibly remove her. The team is watching the news at the precinct of a female pilot who many think is a terrorist after she tried to kill a plane full of people. Her co-pilot is Carter is painted as a hero who got everyone to safety. Olivia shows up. They all welcome her back. She assures them she is all right before heading to her office. Rollins pops in. Optimum Airlines is on the phone. Their employee says she was raped. READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 11 Review: Flight Risk

Misogyny. Rape culture. Having to choose between your job and your sense of personal safety. Law & Order: SVU is always at its best when tackling large-scale social issues related to rape and sexual assault, and Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 11 was no exception.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/01/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-11-review-flight-risk/

Law & Order SVU Recap 1/10/18: Season 19 Episode 10 “Pathological”

Noah still has nightmares. He cared for his grandmother and had wanted her to be alright though he was still just a kid and she frightened him when she kidnapped him. It made him believe that any minute he could be in danger and so he’s been spending a lot of time sleeping with his mom since everything happened. Olivia had tried to slowly move him back to his own bed and unfortunately, nothing she did worked because he always woke up from nightmares needing her by his side. Therefore, Olivia hasn’t even been sleeping. She kept thinking about the incident as well as so if it wasn’t Noah’s nightmares then it was her own keeping her awake. Olivia however still gets some calls from work because sometimes her people needed her help and they clearly needed that with the latest case. The case was shaping out to be unusual if not difficult he said/she said because both parties involved in the incident suffered from learning disabilities and so it was up to the detectives to explain to the difference between consensual sex and rape. Mariel McLaughlin had first stated that she was raped by Cody Hill after the staff at her school caught her with Cody in the supply closet. So Mariel was asked if she knew what rape was and she said she overheard being what happened when a boy put his genitals on her genitals. READ MORE...

Law & Order SVU Winter Premiere Recap 1/3/18: Season 19 Episode 9 “Gone Baby Gone”

The show opens with Shelia calling Olivia to tell her Noah is missing. She and Finn race to the mall and lock it down. Rollins and Cressie along with several uniformed police officers join in the search of the mall. Noah had just tried on a coat and Shelia turned to get another coat off a rack and he was gone. Olivia is certain that someone took Noah. He would not have wandered away. Dodds calls Finn and tells him Olivia needs to be removed from the case. She is too close and could make a mistake. She refuses. She and Shelia head to Shelia’s house to see if Noah walked home. He isn’t there. Finn gets a tip from a woman who thinks she saw Noah leave the mall with a Hispanic man. A video from the parking lot shows Noah get into the back seat of a car with a man. Noah left the mall willingly with the man and he had a car seat Noah’s size. Neither Olivia nor Sheila recognize the man. They get the license plate from the car. Rollins finds the car abandoned in the parking lot of a bus station. She calls Olivia at Shelia’s house with the news. Olivia breaks down and Shelia comforts her. Rollin and Cressie interview the ticket worker and she tells them which bus Noah and the man got on. There has been an accident on the highway and the bus is only 10 miles away. Rollins and Cressie head out and find the bus but Noah isn’t on it. READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 10 Review: Pathological

Well, Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 10 asked a lot of serious questions. How just is it to punish mentally ill persons for serious crimes against other people? Is prison always the right answer to violent crime? How do you protect people from those who harm them in the name of loving them because of some mental defect? SVU is always at its best when it tackles these tough questions, though there were so many issues raised that "Pathological" felt a little bit like it was all over the place.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/01/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-10-review-pathological/