Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- Season 22
- 16 episodes
Episode 2: Ballad of Dwight and Irena
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.
How to watch
- Colour | HD | WIDE
|Det Amanda Rollins||Kelli Giddish|
|Det Olivia Benson||Mariska Hargitay|
|Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola||Ice-T|