Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series 10 - 21. Liberties

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

For the second week running we have a story that’s more about the judge than the crime or defendant. Benson and Stabler are investigating a rape that they work out was orchestrated by a third person wanting to get revenge on the victim. The case is assigned to Judge Koehler (Ugly Betty’s Alan Dale), a respected court official whose young son was one of a string of kids abducted 30 years earlier. So, as the rape case proceeds, the focus shifts onto the judge’s personal history...

About this programme

21/22. A man accused of sexual assault is adamant that he contacted the woman on a fantasy rape website. Benson and Stabler reveal that the victim's computer may have been hacked, leading them to suspect her ex-boyfriend of setting her up - but during the trial, the judge asks the detectives to help solve a 30-year-old murder that could be connected to the case. Crime drama, guest starring Alan Dale.

Cast and crew


Det Elliot Stabler
Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson
Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen
Dann Florek
Det John Munch
Richard Belzer
Kim Greylek
Michaela McManus
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola
Melinda Warner
Tamara Tunie
Mike O'Halloran
Mike Doyle
Judge Koehler
Alan Dale
Tyler Brunson
Jon Patrick Walker
Pam Galliano
Sprague Grayden
Roy Lee Dotson
Victor Arnold
Owen Walters
Silas Weir Mitchell


Juan Jose Campanella
Executive Producer
Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer
Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer
Ann Donahue