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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

  • 2011
  • Season 12
  • 24 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

In the criminal justice system, sexually based crimes are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of the Special Victims Unit. Following the investigation and prosecution of these crimes may not only grip you with suspense - but change your life.

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Episode 13: Mask

Summary

Stabler and Benson investigate the rape of Debbie Shields in her home and are approached by Captain Jackson, who is the father of the victim's partner Ann and a psychiatrist specialising in treating sex addicts. A particular phrase used by the assailant strikes a chord with Jackson, but he refuses to say why due to doctor-patient confidentiality - and Stabler goes undercover at his rehabilitation clinic after there is a similar attack in Virginia. Guest starring Jeremy Irons.

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A bit of a treat tonight: Jeremy Irons guest-stars in a role written specially for him. Some generic TV shows would be capsized by a movie star jumping aboard but SVU takes visiting A-listers in its stride and Irons fits right in – so much so that he later returned for a second episode.

He plays Cap Jackson, a former sex-addict and alcoholic who now works as a therapist treating addicts like himself. His belief is that sex addiction is an illness like depression, so it can be treated. The SVU’s resident psychologist Dr Wong is a fan, though Stabler prefers the “they’re animals who should be locked up” approach. As ever, Irons is wonderfully watchable in an overheated tale of a masked rapist.

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Credits

Cast

rolename
Det Elliot StablerChristopher Meloni
Det Olivia BensonMariska Hargitay
Det Odafin `Fin' TutuolaIce-T
Dr George HuangBD Wong
Capt Donald CragenDann Florek
Det John MunchRichard Belzer
ADA Gillian HardwickeMelissa Sagemiller
Dr Captain JacksonJeremy Irons
Ann JacksonMarguerite Stimpson
Debbie ShieldsAJ Cook
Dr Brett KincaidChandler Williams

Crew

rolename
DirectorDonna Deitch
Executive producerAnn Donahue
Executive producerAnthony E Zuiker
Executive producerJerry Bruckheimer
Executive producerCarol Mendelsohn

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  • Episode 13

    Mask

    - , Sky Witness

    Summary

    Stabler and Benson investigate the rape of Debbie Shields in her home and are approached by Captain Jackson, who is the father of the victim's partner Ann and a psychiatrist specialising in treating sex addicts. A particular phrase used by the assailant strikes a chord with Jackson, but he refuses to say why due to doctor-patient confidentiality - and Stabler goes undercover at his rehabilitation clinic after there is a similar attack in Virginia. Guest starring Jeremy Irons.

    Review

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.

    A bit of a treat tonight: Jeremy Irons guest-stars in a role written specially for him. Some generic TV shows would be capsized by a movie star jumping aboard but SVU takes visiting A-listers in its stride and Irons fits right in – so much so that he later returned for a second episode.

    He plays Cap Jackson, a former sex-addict and alcoholic who now works as a therapist treating addicts like himself. His belief is that sex addiction is an illness like depression, so it can be treated. The SVU’s resident psychologist Dr Wong is a fan, though Stabler prefers the “they’re animals who should be locked up” approach. As ever, Irons is wonderfully watchable in an overheated tale of a masked rapist.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    Sky Witness

    Sky Witness
    -
    Repeat

    NOW TV Sky Witness

    NOW TV Sky Witness
    -
    Repeat

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Det Elliot StablerChristopher Meloni
    Det Olivia BensonMariska Hargitay
    Det Odafin `Fin' TutuolaIce-T
    Dr George HuangBD Wong
    Capt Donald CragenDann Florek
    Det John MunchRichard Belzer
    ADA Gillian HardwickeMelissa Sagemiller
    Dr Captain JacksonJeremy Irons
    Ann JacksonMarguerite Stimpson
    Debbie ShieldsAJ Cook
    Dr Brett KincaidChandler Williams

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDonna Deitch
    Executive producerAnn Donahue
    Executive producerAnthony E Zuiker
    Executive producerJerry Bruckheimer
    Executive producerCarol Mendelsohn
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