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Law and Order: SVU, Season 15, Episode 18 Recap: Alec Baldwin Becomes the Media

Anna Taberski | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Anna Taberski

Ok, now I don't know if it was just me, but I feel like Benson may have had a little twinkle in her eye as she looked at MacArthur. Could this become a recurring role? A budding romance? I'm thinking it's a good idea. Sorry Brian Cassidy.

Law and Order: SVU, Season 15, Episode 14 Recap: Bad Parenting, Crimes Against Kids

Anna Taberski | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Anna Taberski

This episode begins with William Lewis' crazy psychotic face creepily saying "Tick tock." Then the kettle whistles and Liv snaps out of her daymare.

Law and Order: SVU, Season 15, Episode 12 Recap: More New Jersey Corruption

Anna Taberski | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Anna Taberski

With the latest real-life developments in New Jersey's political scandal pointing out some flaws in real life New Jersey politics, the possibility exists that this episode of Law and Order: SVU may have more truth to it than we'd probably all like to think.

Law and Order: SVU, Season 15, Episode 11 Recap: Amaro Shoots a Kid, Farewell to Captain Cragen

Anna Taberski | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Anna Taberski

Luckily, this week takes a break from the Save Benson storyline. In fact, the episode starts on a high note for Liv with a party celebrating her relatively new status as a sergeant.

'Law and Order: SVU' Season 15, Episode 8 Recap: SVU Takes On The Coast Guard

Anna Taberski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Anna Taberski

While every episode of Law and Order: SVU is pretty emotionally draining, this week cuts out all the bells and whistles -- no faux American Idol judges or fun cameos -- leaving only the raw story that unfortunately reaches beyond the realm of television.

'Law and Order: SVU' Season 15, Episode 7 Recap: Almost Like 'American Idol,' But With Terrible Crimes

Anna Taberski | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Anna Taberski

While last week we got fake Weinergate, this week we get fake "American Idol."

SVU's Inevitable Riff on Anthony Weiner

Allison Leotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Allison Leotta

"October Surprise" was a fun storyline, although, like the politician it portrayed, some of the details were sketchy. I suppose it's hard to fictionalize a true story that is itself totally unbelievable.

Law and Order: SVU, Season 15, Episode 6 Recap: Meet Enrique Trouble, Who Is Not Carlos Danger

Anna Taberski | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Anna Taberski

We've all been waiting for it, and it's finally here: The episode that is completely and utterly unrelated to Anthony Weiner.

SVU Takes Criminal Procedure Down the Rabbit Hole

Allison Leotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Allison Leotta

Tonight's SVU promised a trip down an Alice-inspired rabbit hole of mind-bending drugs, hipster popup parties, and sly trust-fund kids.

After 21 Years, A Goodbye To Munch

Anna Taberski | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Anna Taberski

In a rare joyous opening, the whole unit gathers at a bar to celebrate Sergeant John Munch (Richard Belzer). Last week's episode delivered the heartbreaking news that Munch would be moving on from SVU after more than a decade of dedication to the unit.

SVU Goes Undercover to Catch Rapist Cops

Allison Leotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Allison Leotta

Olivia's in love! Munch is retiring! And Cassidy reluctantly kisses three women in a single episode. "Internal Affairs" was a smart riff on some seriously troubling headlines -- but it was the personal drama that stole tonight's show.

SVU Explores Sexual Adventures Gone Wrong

Allison Leotta | Posted 07.16.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

What's more dangerous: cheating on your husband or giving a sandwich to a homeless guy? SVU says: the sandwich.

SVU Riffs on Rogue Cops and Randy Prison Guards

Allison Leotta | Posted 07.10.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

Prisoners fathering children with prison workers; rogue cops going on killing sprees targeting other cops: This week's episode took several real cases of official misconduct and turned them into a fairly unrealistic but fast-moving story.

SVU Nabs Yet Another Trust-Fund-Wielding Evil Genius

Allison Leotta | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

It is an immutable law of SVU that if a wealthy young woman has a significant role before the second commercial break, she will either turn out to be a rape victim or a mastermind behind the assault.

SVU Reveals Olivia's International Man of Mystery

Allison Leotta | Posted 05.26.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

Tonight's episode finally answered the question Law & Order: SVU fans have been buzzing about for weeks: who is Olivia's mystery man? It immediately transitioned to: how quickly can he be thrown the wolves for our amusement?

SVU Exhumes Shocking But Implausible Secrets

Allison Leotta | Posted 04.16.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

After last week's Mike Tyson debacle, I was hoping SVU would regroup and come back with a strong, realistic episode. Instead, "Secrets Exhumed" eschewed plausibility and focused on creating unbelievable plot twists. It succeeded... in being unbelievable.

Convicted Rapist Mike Tyson Plays Rape Victim on Law & Order: SVU

Allison Leotta | Posted 04.09.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

It's hard to decide which was the worst part about last night's SVU: the decision to cast convicted rapist Mike Tyson as a rape victim, or a storyline so convoluted it had the entire NYPD Special Victims Unit working to exonerate the Ohio prisoner he portrayed.

SVU Pits Manhattan Against Suffolk County

Allison Leotta | Posted 03.12.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

Confidential informants can be great sources for police, but also present challenges to their police handlers, especially if they're accused of crimes themselves.

Law & Order: SVU's Bloody Christmas

Allison Leotta | Posted 03.09.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

Sure, there were hookers in Santa hats, pedophile priests, and a gory Christmas Eve shootout. But the one question SVU fans were buzzing about by the end of "Presumed Guilty" was this: Whose masculine mystery hand was Olivia holding as she flew to the Bahamas for a winter holiday tryst?

SVU Investigates Sex Abuse in Powerful Institutions

Allison Leotta | Posted 01.24.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

"Lessons Learned" was an intense episode combining some of the most disturbing elements from the real-life cases of Jerry Sandusky, the Boy Scouts, and a posh prep school in Minnesota.

Law & Order: SVU Confronts the Terrorist in the Little Black Dress

Allison Leotta | Posted 12.18.2012 | TV
Allison Leotta

What's more disturbing: sex slavery or international terrorism? SVU tackled the question with its trademark mix of ripped-from-the-headlines issues, hairpin plot turns, and girls in skimpy dresses.