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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 4: Savant

Summary

The detectives investigate the attempted murder of a woman found beaten into a coma, and their only witness is her daughter, who has severe learning difficulties. The spotlight soon turns on the victim's husband, who claims to have found his wife on his return home from a business trip - but the airline passenger list reveals he was not on the flight. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek.

Review

A man returns from a business trip to find his wife beaten unconscious. The only witness is their daughter, but she has a rare genetic disorder that has delayed her development. It puts Elliot in a difficult position: he doesn’t want to upset the sensitive girl with his questioning and in any case her testimony may not be considered reliable in court. Aidan Quinn plays the duplicitous father but it’s Paulina Gerzon who steals the show with what many have applauded as a near-perfect representation of someone with Williams syndrome.

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Det Elliot StablerChristopher Meloni
Det Olivia BensonMariska Hargitay
Capt Donald CragenDann Florek
John MunchRichard Belzer
Casey NovakDiane Neal
'Fin' TutolaIce-T
Katie NicholsonPaulina Gerzon
George HuangBD Wong
Joel ParvenRobert Clohessy
Alex ParvenJosh Caras

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DirectorKate Woods

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  • Episode 4

    Savant

    Summary

    The detectives investigate the attempted murder of a woman found beaten into a coma, and their only witness is her daughter, who has severe learning difficulties. The spotlight soon turns on the victim's husband, who claims to have found his wife on his return home from a business trip - but the airline passenger list reveals he was not on the flight. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek.

    Review

    A man returns from a business trip to find his wife beaten unconscious. The only witness is their daughter, but she has a rare genetic disorder that has delayed her development. It puts Elliot in a difficult position: he doesn’t want to upset the sensitive girl with his questioning and in any case her testimony may not be considered reliable in court. Aidan Quinn plays the duplicitous father but it’s Paulina Gerzon who steals the show with what many have applauded as a near-perfect representation of someone with Williams syndrome.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Det Elliot StablerChristopher Meloni
    Det Olivia BensonMariska Hargitay
    Capt Donald CragenDann Florek
    John MunchRichard Belzer
    Casey NovakDiane Neal
    'Fin' TutolaIce-T
    Katie NicholsonPaulina Gerzon
    George HuangBD Wong
    Joel ParvenRobert Clohessy
    Alex ParvenJosh Caras

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorKate Woods
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