Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Series 9 - Episode 13 Unorthodox



When a ten-year-old rape victim is taken away from his mother by seemingly closed-minded Orthodox Jews, it looks as though this is going to be an episode about a miscreant being protected by organised religion. Something which we’ve seen done about a thousand times in crime dramas – and often in instalments of Law & Order.

But then the story hares off in a completely different direction and becomes a well-argued debate about the sexualisation of popular culture and the exposure that youngsters have to adult viewing. Watch out for a guest spot from Rhea Perlman (Carla from Cheers) who plays a firecracker lawyer with the “raunchification” of primetime TV in her sights.


A violent sexual assault on a boy draws Benson and Stabler into a culture clash between Orthodox Jews and the secular authorities - but the investigation ultimately leads them to a 14-year-old with a penchant for preying on younger children. Starring Christopher Meloni.

Cast & Crew

Det Elliot Stabler Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay
Det John Munch Richard Belzer
ADA Casey Novak Diane Neal
George Huang BD Wong
Capt Donald Cragen Dann Florek
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola Ice-T
Roxana Fox Rhea Perlman
Rabbi Iscowitz Bob Dishy
George Trembley Mike McGlone
Rachel Zelinsky Cara Buono
Jack Trembley Alexander Gould
David Zelinsky Braeden Lemasters
Director David Platt
Executive Producer Ann Donahue
Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
see more