Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series 10 - 6. Babes

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

There are so many twists in this episode it’s as if the writers threw a heap of “ripped from the headlines” stories into a hat, picked four at random and tried to join them up.

It starts with the grisly castration and immolation of a homeless man (prompting many tasteless barbecue puns). Then it pings backwards and forwards as if it were a hyperactive pinball machine – through urban vigilantes, underage pregnancy, cyber-bullying, bad parenting and a courtroom assault on ADA Greylek.

Don’t miss the scene where Fin interviews a self-styled urban DJ, though – the incredulous look on Ice-T’s face is priceless.

About this programme

6/22. Stabler and Munch investigate when a homeless teenager is found burned to death outside a restaurant. The victim's father tells them there could be a link with some violent videos uploaded to the internet, so the team sets up a sting operation which eventually leads them to the same school the dead man had attended - and two groups of girls who are very single-minded.

Cast and crew


Det Elliot Stabler
Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson
Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen
Dann Florek
John Munch
Richard Belzer
Kim Greylek
Michaela McManus
Fin Tutuola
Melinda Warner
Tamara Tunie
Ruben Morales
Joel de la Fuente
Donald Zuccho
Geoffrey Wigdor
Peggy Barnardi
Debi Mazar
Tom Galli
Michael Badalucco
Jessica Varley
Philip Ettinger


David Platt