Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Fat

Season 7, Ep 20, Aired 5/2/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Stabler teams up with an new partner to investigate a sexual attack on Jessica DeLay, a sixteen-year-old girl who worked tobacco stings for the Department of Health and face an overweight young brother and sister who claim it was an act of vengeance for Jessica and her friend, Tommy Strahan, beating up their older brother Rudi for being fat. Stabler and Blaine arrest DeLay and Strahan, but when the two are released due to lack of admissable evidence, Rudi Bixton takes justice into his own hands.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christopher Meloni

    Det. Elliot Stabler

  • Dann Florek

    Capt. Donald Cragen

  • Tamara Tunie

    Dr. Melinda Warner

  • Anthony Anderson

    Det. Lucius Blaine

  • Rooney Mara

    Jessica DeLay

  • Fan Reviews (22)
  • 'Fat' is one of my favorite episodes.

    By SVU_Obsessed, Feb 04, 2007

  • Bravo Anthony Anderson. Elliot is hard to work with and well in this episode he got a taste of his own medicine.

    By jefferaldo, May 03, 2006

  • This episode just wasn't any good, nor entertaining, and I found it almost angering how vigilantes were pitied, and the sodomizing and finger-severing they committed were given a glance and forgotten! Surely others feel this way about this episode.

    By dctalkkarate99, May 04, 2006

  • I don't know what it was but this episode just didn't draw me in as most other episodes in the series.

    By Dawnsdinosaurs, May 04, 2006

  • Pushing obese kids too far can be dangerous to your health.

    By keipots, May 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • (Rudi comes across Tommy and Granger, who are about to leave the squad room.)
      Rudi Bixton: Hey! Hey! You! Hey, I'm talkin' to you. 'Member me? (points his gun at Tommy)
      Lionel Granger: He's got a gun!!
      (Rudi pulls the trigger, shooting Tommy; Tommy hits the ground; Stabler and Blaine, guns on hand, approach the scene)
      Stabler: Drop it! Drop it!!
      (Stabler grabs Rudi's gun as Blaine heads for Tommy's lifeless body)
      Lucius Blaine: Somebody call a bus!!
      Rudi Bixton: Did-- Did I kill him?

    • Lucius Blaine: (takes Hamzid Latif to the scene of the murder) We need you to print our friend's shoes here.
      Hamzid Latif: No way! You need warrant for my footprints!
      Lucius Blaine: We don't need squat, smart ass. Just go stand in the mud.
      Ryan O'Halloran: There's no point.
      Lucius Blaine: (to Hamzid) Hey. Do it!
      Ryan O'Halloran: I took casts of the perp's shoes. (shows a footprint) Based on the depth of impressions, the smaller perp weighed about 240 pounds. The heavier, 300. (about Hamzid) At most, this guy weighs 150.
      Elliot Stabler: Goodbye, Mr. Hamzid! Thank you for your time!

    • Hamzid Latif: (about Jessica) I remember the little bitch. She cost me thousands of bucks.
      Lucius Blaine: So you took it out on her?
      Hamzid Latif: I didn't touch her.
      Elliot Stabler: Sure, you did. We got it on videotape.
      Lucius Blaine: Yeah. The health inspector said you wanted to kill her.
      Hamzid Latif: I was angry. She comes in here. She says "I want cigarettes". I say, "you're too young". She says, "come on. I won't tell anybody". And she is real pretty.
      Lucius Blaine: (looks at Jessica's ID) Yeah. She is a hottie, all right.
      Hamzid Latif: She's all, like, you know, flirting with me. What could I do?
      Lucius Blaine: Yeah, what could you do? Pervert. What, you get turned on by little children?
      Hamzid Latif: What are you saying?
      Lucius Blaine: I'm sayin' the little whore came in here and stole your tobacco license, so you wanted to pay her back.
      Hamzid Latif: Okay! She got me angry. She called me names. She laugh at me. But I swear, I didn't touch her!
      Elliot Stabler: Blaine.
      Lucius Blaine: So, that's why you took her outside and hit her over the head?!
      Elliot Stabler: Blaine!
      Lucius Blaine: What?!!
      Elliot Stabler: Nice shoes. Are those Quattros?
      (Blaine looks down at Hamzid's shoes)
      Elliot Stabler: Tell you what, why don't we take Mr. Hamzid for a walk through the crime scene?

    • Don Cragen: Did he say anything? Elliot Stabler: Yeah, "get me a soda." Don Cragen: He needs to ease up on the soda.

    • Olivia Benson (as Stabler is changing his shirt): I like that shirt. Elliot Stabler: What are you doing here? Olivia Benson: I heard what happened between you and Blaine. Elliot Stabler: What can I tell you? He's a prick. (pauses) Why didn't you tell me? Olivia Benson: Elliot, we've been partners for seven years, longer than anybody else here. We needed a change. I'm sorry. I should have talked to you. It's just ... it's just too complicated.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic – May 28, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Anthony Anderson received Special Guest Star billing for this episode, appearing at the beginning of the opening credits. Paul Calderon and Omar Benson Miller received Special Guest Appearance billing for this episode, appearing at the end of the opening credits.

    Trivia (1)

    • Nitpick: A janitor is seen mopping up blood after Tommy was shot. Bodily fluids are considered a bio-hazard. More precautionary measures are usually taken to clean them up than just using a mop and bucket.

    Allusions (3)

    • The school attended by the Bixton siblings is Coretta Scott King high school, named for the recently deceased widow of the late Martin Luther King Jr. Scott King passed away on January 30, 2006.

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the cases of Jazlyn Bradley and other teenagers who have sued McDonald's for causing their obesity and resulting health problems. So far, none of these lawsuits have been successful.

    • Don Cragen: What, did Cheney shoot somebody else? A quick reference to Vice President Dick Cheney and the incident in which he accidentally shot Harry Whittington while hunting for quail. He wasn't charged with a crime but he was reprimanded for not having a valid hunting license.

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