Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series 10 - 2. Confession

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Tonight’s episode is a tough watch. I say that as a veteran of SVU and the murky recesses of human behaviour it inhabits. If there’s another series that so unflinchingly shines a light into psycho-sexual horrors, I haven’t seen it, thankfully.

Before we even get to the main plot, we meet a serially battered and raped wife who refuses to testify against her husband. And that’s just the overture; the rest is a symphony of torment, as a teenager turns himself in because he has a crush on his five-year-old stepbrother (I warned you it was dark). He claims he hasn’t done anything wrong, yet, but has turned to alcohol to drown his urges. The question is, how can Olivia help him?

About this programme

2/22. A teenage boy visits the precinct and confesses he has become sexually attracted to his much younger stepbrother, but Stabler and Benson are unable to act because no crime has been committed. However, his subsequent disappearance forces them to take urgent steps to catch him before he succumbs to the temptation to offend. Starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay.

Cast and crew


Det Elliot Stabler
Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson
Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen
Dann Florek
Det John Munch
Richard Belzer
ADA Kim Greylek
Michaela McManus
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola
Melinda Warner
Tamara Tunie
Dana Kelley
Teri Polo
Eric Byers
Marshall Allman
Jake Berlin
Tom Noonan
Sean Kelley
Josh Charles


Arthur W Forney
Executive Producer
Ann Donahue
Executive Producer
Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer
Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer