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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

  • Season 22
  • 16 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 2: Ballad of Dwight and Irena

Summary

Rollins and Tamin respond to a dangerous domestic violence call, while Fin gives his deposition in the lawsuit against him. Starring Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish, Ice-T and Jamie Gray Hyder.
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Review

This is a decent episode that could have been terrific had the B plot been switched with the A plot. The main story is standard SVU fare, as family loyalties prove difficult to sift after a domestic abuser dies in suspicious circumstances. But on the periphery is a separate case involving Fin (Ice-T) getting in trouble with his bosses after he shoots a guy dead in order to protect a small boy. 

With the national press slamming the police for failing to de-escalate tensions, Fin frets that he’s now the one thing he feared becoming: a trigger-happy cop who’s killed a black man. It’s a knotty issue, but one I’d like to have seen the show spend some more time unpicking.

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Det Amanda RollinsKelli Giddish
Det Olivia BensonMariska Hargitay
Det Odafin `Fin' TutuolaIce-T

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