Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 11 - Episode 4 Hammered



The big news this season has been the arrival of pit-bull prosecutor Sonya Paxton, played with a snarl by Christine Lahti. Paxton is merciless, overbearing and great fun – not least when she merrily derides the SVU as a bunch of slapdash lefties who keep letting rapists and murderers off the hook. In this episode it spirals into enjoyably over-the-top courtroom melodrama. But we begin with a man waking to find a naked woman bludgeoned to death in his apartment.


Benson and Stabler investigate when a man calls the police after finding a dead woman in his bed, claiming to have no knowledge of how she got there. When the victim is identified as a doctor who works at a clinic where abortions are carried out, it emerges that her life had been threatened in the past. Crime drama, 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
Kim Greylek Michaela McManus
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola Ice-T
Dr Melinda Warner Tamara Tunie
Dalton Rindell Scott Foley
Tattenger Chris Bauer
Linda Tia Dionne Hodge
Director Peter Leto
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
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