Law and Order: SVU (S19E19) “Sunk Cost Fallacy”

Sometimes in life, there are no good choices and SVU had 2 situations that dealt with that reality on last night’s episode. First off, the best part (although not a happy one) of the episode was Peter Stone (Philip Winchester) having to make a choice about his sister’s medication. We met his sister at her…

Law and Order: SVU (S19E18) “Service”

I’m really struggling with last night’s SVU. The premise was fine but overused, and the one highlight and beautiful moment of the night was held until the final 2 minutes of the episode. Amanda Rollins (Kelly Giddish) set my teeth on edge from the opening with her attitude, and Olivia Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) lack of…

Law and Order:SVU (S19E17) “Send in the Clowns”

***spoilers ahead*** Last night’s episode was weird in all the best ways. It was such a classic SVU, and thankfully not quite as heartbreaking as the last few weeks have been. Well, unless you count the revelation that our favorite ADA Peter Stone (Philip Winchester) has an ill family member that he visits regularly. More…

Law and Order: SVU (S19E16) “Dare”

***spoilers ahead*** Addressing current issues is something that SVU excels at and last night was no exception. Looking at the current state of organ donations here vs that in Europe makes a compelling case for presumed consent, at least to this writer. But it’s an issue that is perhaps the most personal one that people…

Law and Order: SVU (S19E15)”In Loco Parentis”

***spoilers ahead*** In this Dominick Carisi (Peter Scanavino) centered episode, SVU examines the realities of investigating and prosecuting the complicated sex crimes that are reported on college campuses. The difficulties inherent in such cases become crystal clear throughout and are a great opportunity to see new ADA Peter Stone (Philip Winchester) working through a steep…

Law and Order: SVU (S19E14) “Chasing Demons”

Last night’s episode was a perfect look at new ADA Peter Stone (Philip Winchester) and what his relationship with the team is going to be. Rough is probably an understatement at this point. The biggest thing to understand about Stone, and what we learned on Chicago Justice – this man has a strong sense of…

Law and Order:SVU (S19E13) The Undiscovered Country”

Jack is back! Amazingly enough, for Wednesday’s episode this wasn’t the biggest news. It was a beautifully done episode that left fans reeling. SVU had advertised in advance that we’d be seeing the return of long time L&O DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston). We also knew going in that they’d be introducing Peter Stone (Philip…

Law and order: SVU “Info Wars” (S19E12)

Last night’s SVU was hard to watch. It was tough in an unusual way for this show, generally I’d say that about an episode which showed a lot of violence, or dealt with children. This was all about politics, and the increasing invasion of extreme points of view into everyday life. We’re introduced to Martha…

Law and Order:SVU (S19E11)”Flight Risk”

This episode felt extremely relevant to everything going on in the entertainment industry as well as politically right now in our country. Following on the heels of the #metoo movement, it was about both the personal rape of a victim (Co-Pilot Tara) and the entrenched sexist attitudes that allowed this rape and the fallout happen….

Law and Order: SVU (S19E10) “Pathological”

“Pathological” was a case quite literally ripped out of the headlines. Many of us watching almost  immediately connected it to the real life case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a young girl who murdered her mother. Police proved that the mother had Munchausen Syndrome by proxy and had convinced everyone, including her daughter that she was…

Law and Order:SVU (S19E09) “Gone Baby Gone”

We left our team before Christmas in a serious cliffhanger with Olivia’s son Noah missing.  This episode was all about Noah, Olivia and their relationship with Sheila as Olivia desperately searches for her son. Picking up where we left off, a devastated Olivia rounds up her entire team to begin the search for Noah. They…

Law and Order: SVU (S19E08) “Intent”

This week’s episode was a fantastic example of murky waters. Crimes that were almost not crimes and a relationship possibly built on falsehood. SVU was firing on all cylinders as we head into the winter break. We open on Benson arriving to pick up Noah from Sheila after school. It’s a happy family scene, interrupted…