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Law & Order SVU Recap 11/8/17: Season 19 Episode 6 “Unintended Consequences”

The show opens with rock music playing as a teenage girl is shown lying on her bed. Two men break in and kidnap her. Switch to Olivia watching Noah’s grandmother reading him a bedtime story and tucking him into bed. They move to the kitchen and have an awkward small talk. Olivia gets a call to the scene of a crime. The girl who was kidnapped is found dead. It looks like a heroin overdose but she has no ID or cell phone. The ME confirms that the girl was raped and the heroin was laced with fentanyl which is what killed her. Finn meets with the narcotics squad and gets the name of a dealer who is known to the work the area where the girl was found. Rollins, Rollins, Cressie, and Finn bring him into the station for questioning. He says he never sold drugs to the dead girl but did business with the man she was with, a white guy with a strange mustache. Finn and Cressie find the man with the mustache and ask where he was the night before. He has an alibi but gives the address of the girl. Olivia and Rollins go to the home and ask the parents when the last time they saw their daughter was. They report they haven’t seen her in three months because she is in rehab. READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 6 Review: Unintended Consequences

With death tolls rising daily, the opioid epidemic makes for strong, based-on-reality drama. Many crime dramas have tackled this issue. Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 6 tried to, though it sort of veered off into a story about abuses at a rehab center and a social worker that eventually became a vigilante. I'm always glad to see social workers being portrayed as something other than people who remove children from their parents' homes.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/11/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-6-review-unintended-conseque/

Law & Order SVU Recap 10/25/17: Season 19 Episode 5 “Complicated”

The show opens with Olivia talking to Noah on the telephone as she enters the family courtroom to discuss Noah’s custody. Noah’s grandmother, Sheila, says she has been searching for her daughter for years and she wants to make amends by having a relationship with Noah. While she knows she probably can’t nullify the adoption she thinks she has a right to have a relationship with Noah.In In Central Park, a young woman runs up to a police officer begging for help. She is hysterical and says a man is after her. He calls for back-up. Carisi and Rollins meet a Dr. in the ER who say the girl doesn’t know her name or how she got to the park. She says she was forced to have sex and there are definite signs of abuse including cigarette burns and burns from drain cleaner. She won’t let anyone touch her. The detectives try to talk to her but she is still hysterical. Olivia arrives at the station and Finn fills her in on the girl at the hospital. They watch through the two way glass as Carisi and Rollins interview the woman. She tells them she escaped from a white van driven by Steve. Steve isn’t her dad but she has lived with him for as long as she can remember. Steve made her have sex with him. She tells them she had a new dress for her first day of kindergarten. After school, she and her brother went to the park and Steve grabbed her from there. Carisi and Rollins find a newspaper article about a 6-year-old girl named Emma Lawrence being kidnapped 10 years ago. They think this girl is Emma. READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 5 Review: Complicated

If you watch TV crime dramas, you might think that there's a rash of lookalike con artists in New York City pretending to be recovered missing children, only for the cops to discover that the real child was murdered by her creepy older brother. Both Blue Bloods Season 8 Episode 2 and Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 5 featured this plot. It was tough not to compare them (or to fantasize about a world where a crossover event was possible so that the two sets of cops could collaborate!). But SVUmanaged to tell this story as only SVU can, so even though the plot was similar, the story was somewhat original.   ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/10/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-5-review-complicated/

Law & Order SVU Recap 10/18/17: Season 19 Episode 4 “No Good Reason”

The show opens with Mandy completing her live online blog. She is a sophomore in high school and documents her daily life. All of her posts are full of fun and laughs with her friends until she posts about the worst day of her life. She says she is done with school and all of her so-called friends. She is obviously upset in the post. Her parents’ show the post to Rollins and Cressie and say they haven’t seen her since the post was made that morning. The post also shows a picture of Mandy passed out in her underwear with nasty things written on her body. Rollins shows the video to Olivia and tells her the photo has been spread throughout the school. They have a record that Mandy sent a text a boy named Andrew 10 times before she disappeared. Olivia interviews Mandy’s parents and they say she was very excited to attend a party over the weekend and that Andrew is her best friend. Cressie interviews Andrew and he denies knowing anything but tells Cressie to interview Mandy’s best friends. Rollins interviews Stacy (one of Mindy’s friends). Stacy tells Rollins that Mandy is with a guy she met online. The team tries to trace Mandy’s contacts online using her computer. As they work Mandy goes live READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 4 Review: No Good Reason

I love when Law & Order: SVU tackles serious, real-life issues. Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 4 took on a number of problems facing high school students, including overuse of social media, cyberbullying, old-fashioned bullying, and the way rape victims are treated. It was a noble effort and a lot of it rang true, yet at the same time, I felt like SVU was all over the place with this story.   ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/10/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-4-review-no-good-reason/

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 3 Review: Contrapasso

Ever since Olivia Benson adopted Noah, there's been one threat to his adoption after another. On Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 3 , Olivia was finally cleared of the spurious charges of child abuse, but she barely had a second to celebrate before getting more bad news. Noah's maternal grandmother is apparently alive and well, and by the end of the hour she was the second person to interrupt Olivia's bonding with Noah at home with bad news.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/10/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-3-review-contrapasso/

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 2 Review: Mood

False rape reports hurt real victims. Law & Order: SVUexplores this issue often. Historically, the series hasn't been afraid to admit that false claims of rape do exist and that every case needs investigating. Benson and Rollins tend to always err on the side of believing all rape claims unless proven otherwise, while the guys tend to be more skeptical. But not on Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 2 .   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/10/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-2-review-mood/

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 1 Review: Gone Fishin'

Welcome back!! Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Episode 1 tackled police brutality from an unusual angle. After Fin left a Cuban suspect in a vehicle for several hours before crossing the border, he was accused of kidnapping that suspect. Rollins and Fin both seemed to feel that Byron Marks' heinous crimes justified his behavior.   ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/09/law-and-order-svu-season-19-episode-1-review-gone-fishin/

Law & Order: SVU Season 19 Premiere: Reeling In the One That Got Away

Well, newLaw & Order: SVU showrunner Michael Chernuchin did promise that he was going to throw the kitchen sink at Olivia this season The Season 19 premiere, Gone Fishin, certainly makes good on that promise, turning an innocent moment from the lieutenants home life into fodder for an investigation that could cost her that which [] //tvline.com/2017/09/27/law-order-svu-premiere-recap-season-19-episode-1-gone-fishin/