Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series 11 - 1. Unstable

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Both SVU and its L&O twin Criminal Intent are precision-engineered procedurals that crank out more narrative satisfaction in an episode than some shows manage in a series. They’re sometimes over-macho, but with surprises. For instance, the character that guest star Wentworth Miller (from Prison Break) plays in this episode is a cop so angry and gung-ho he makes Stabler look like a hippy. The irony is that a fragile rape victim will only talk to this dinosaur.

About this programme

1/24. The detectives are forced to rely on an officer from another district when a rape victim refuses to talk to anyone except him, but Stabler has doubts about the trustworthiness of their unknown colleague. Introductions to the new ADA do not go well when she insists an interview with a suspect be brought to a premature close. Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope) joins the cast, with guest star Wentworth Miller (Prison Break).

Cast and crew


Det Elliot Stabler
Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson
Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen
Dann Florek
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola
ME Melinda Warner
Tamara Tunie
Executive ADA Sonya Paxton
Christine Lahti
Attorney Linden Delroy
J Paul Nicholas
Det Nate Kendall
Wentworth Miller
Mark Foster
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Rena West
Jennifer Ferrin
Katie Harris
Geneva Carr
Beverly Neal
Cherise Boothe
Malcolm Foster
Helmar Augustus Cooper
Victor Tate
Chike Johnson
Willie Boots
Glenn Turner
Layla Foster
Melle Powers
Tom Conlon
Patrick Ryan Sullivan
Spencer Conlon
Kris Kling
Angelina Lupino
Madeline Smith
Madeleine Stewart
Suzan Perry
Sgt Juan Carlos
Angel David
Shane Harris
Timothy Booth


Arthur W Forney
Judy McCreary