Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Series 11 - Episode 21 Torch

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Review

Stunt-casting alert! Sharon Stone parachutes into SVU to play the team’s latest no-prisoners prosecutor. Her megastar presence rocks the whole SVU balance - not necessarily for the worse. Mariska Hargitay looks faintly stunned and/or peeved throughout (it’s her default setting, to be fair), not least when the newcomer enquires whether Olivia has ever, you know, with Elliot. 

Meanwhile, there’s an arson case to investigate, with guest star Brad Dourif (Billy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) as a fire expert.

Summary

Stabler's former colleague Jo Marlowe (Sharon Stone) joins the SVU as the team's new ADA and questions a fire marshal's version of events after a man is accused of setting a fire in which his two daughters died. Marlowe believes the suspect's claims of innocence and calls in private investigator Iggy Drexel - who comes up with another theory about how the blaze started. Guest starring Brad Dourif (Deadwood).

Cast & Crew

Det Elliot Stabler Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen Dann Florek
Det John Munch Richard Belzer
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola Ice-T
Dr Melinda Warner Tamara Tunie
ADA Alexandra Cabot Stephanie March
Dr George Huang BD Wong
Jo Marlowe Sharon Stone
Jack McCoy Sam Waterston
Iggy Drexel Brad Dourif
Frank Sullivan Kevin Anderson
Director Peter Leto
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
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