Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series 9 - 4. Savant

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

A man returns from a business trip to find his wife beaten unconscious. The only witness is their daughter, but she has a rare genetic disorder that has delayed her development. It puts Elliot in a difficult position: he doesn’t want to upset the sensitive girl with his questioning and in any case her testimony may not be considered reliable in court. Aidan Quinn plays the duplicitous father but it’s Paulina Gerzon who steals the show with what many have applauded as a near-perfect representation of someone with Williams syndrome.

About this programme

4/19. The detectives investigate the attempted murder of a woman found beaten into a coma, and their only witness is her daughter, who has severe learning difficulties. The spotlight soon turns on the victim's husband, who claims to have found his wife on his return home from a business trip - but the airline passenger list reveals he was not on the flight. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek.

Cast and crew


Det Elliot Stabler
Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson
Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen
Dann Florek
John Munch
Richard Belzer
Casey Novak
Diane Neal
'Fin' Tutola
Katie Nicholson
Paulina Gerzon
George Huang
BD Wong
Joel Parven
Robert Clohessy
Alex Parven
Josh Caras


Kate Woods