Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 10 - Episode 2 Confession



This 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?


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 & 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 Ice-T
Melinda Warner Tamara Tunie
Dana Kelley Teri Polo
Eric Byers Marshall Allman
Jake Berlin Tom Noonan
Sean Kelley Josh Charles
Director Arthur W Forney
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
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