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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 15: Undercover

Summary

Benson goes undercover in a prison to investigate a teenage girl's claims that a guard raped her and has been threatening her jailed mother. Posing as an inmate, she tries to find evidence that systematic abuse is taking place - and faces a terrifying ordeal in the basement of the facility. Starring Mariska Hargitay.

Review

Every SVU episode is disturbing. It goes with the territory. But perhaps because it involves one of the regulars, this one is especially shocking. An investigation into the rape of a young girl (who makes it pretty clear she doesn’t trust cops) leads to Olivia going under cover at a women’s prison, where there have been 40 allegations of sexual assault by guards yet, strangely, not one prosecution.

So Mariska Hargitay becomes Kat, a hardcore drug addict with a sassy attitude and a prison sentence to serve. What that really means is that she messes up her hair, removes most of her make-up and pops on an unbecoming orange jumpsuit (Dr Huang did warn her the experience would be humiliating). And then turns in a performance that grabs you by the throat and shakes you.

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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
ADA Casey NovakDiane Neal
Dr George HuangBD Wong
Ashley TylerShareeka Epps
Matthew ParkerTodd Stashwick
Rick TylerHassan Johnson
Lauren WhiteLinda Powell

Crew

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DirectorDavid Platt
Executive producerAnn Donahue
Executive producerCarol Mendelsohn
Executive producerAnthony E Zuiker
Executive producerJerry Bruckheimer

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  • Episode 15

    Undercover

    Summary

    Benson goes undercover in a prison to investigate a teenage girl's claims that a guard raped her and has been threatening her jailed mother. Posing as an inmate, she tries to find evidence that systematic abuse is taking place - and faces a terrifying ordeal in the basement of the facility. Starring Mariska Hargitay.

    Review

    Every SVU episode is disturbing. It goes with the territory. But perhaps because it involves one of the regulars, this one is especially shocking. An investigation into the rape of a young girl (who makes it pretty clear she doesn’t trust cops) leads to Olivia going under cover at a women’s prison, where there have been 40 allegations of sexual assault by guards yet, strangely, not one prosecution.

    So Mariska Hargitay becomes Kat, a hardcore drug addict with a sassy attitude and a prison sentence to serve. What that really means is that she messes up her hair, removes most of her make-up and pops on an unbecoming orange jumpsuit (Dr Huang did warn her the experience would be humiliating). And then turns in a performance that grabs you by the throat and shakes you.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Det Elliot StablerChristopher Meloni
    Det Olivia BensonMariska Hargitay
    Capt Donald CragenDann Florek
    Det John MunchRichard Belzer
    Det Odafin `Fin' TutuolaIce-T
    ADA Casey NovakDiane Neal
    Dr George HuangBD Wong
    Ashley TylerShareeka Epps
    Matthew ParkerTodd Stashwick
    Rick TylerHassan Johnson
    Lauren WhiteLinda Powell

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDavid Platt
    Executive producerAnn Donahue
    Executive producerCarol Mendelsohn
    Executive producerAnthony E Zuiker
    Executive producerJerry Bruckheimer
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