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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

  • 2008
  • Season 9
  • 19 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 5: Harm

Summary

A student counsellor is murdered in New York, and Benson and Stabler investigate a possible connection to her volunteer work at a refugee centre. They discover she had been helping a taxi driver who claimed to have been tortured after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The trail soon leads the detectives to suspect the involvement of a doctor with links to a company that benefitted financially from the Iraq war.
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Review

A young woman is stabbed to death and although it turns out she wasn’t sexually attacked, the SVU gets involved anyway. However, about ten minutes into the episode they’ve pretty well forgotten her and moved on to investigate the death of an Iraqi refugee who, his widow says, was shipped back to Iraq post-9/11 and tortured – although in an “acceptable” way, what they call torture-lite.

In contrast this episode is moralising-heavy. Warner bangs on about ethics and the Hippocratic oath, while Novak perches on her high horse taking swipes at the psychiatrist (played by Elizabeth McGovern) who advised on “benign” interrogation techniques in the Middle East.

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Cast

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Det Elliot StablerChristopher Meloni
Det Olivia BensonMariska Hargitay
Capt Donald CragenDann Florek
Det John MunchRichard Belzer
Det Odafin `Fin' TutuolaIce-T
Melinda WarnerTamara Tunie
Casey NovakDiane Neal
Faith SuttonElizabeth McGovern
George HuangBD Wong
Matthew BradenSteven Weber
Haroun AbbasJarreth Merz

Crew

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Executive producerJerry Bruckheimer
Executive producerAnthony E Zuiker
Executive producerAnn Donahue
Executive producerCarol Mendelsohn
ProducerPeter Leto

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