Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 2 Episode 7

Asunder

4
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 01, 2000 on NBC
8.4
out of 10
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117 votes
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Episode Summary

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The truth behind the alleged rape of a woman by her police officer husband comes to light when a history of domestic abuse is uncovered. Jeffries makes a decision about her future with the SVU.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A He Said/She Said Situation

    7.0
    What started as a rape claim erupts to a case of domestic abuse. A wife claims she has been raped by her husband, who happens to be a veteran cop. According to him, including a witness who live in the same building, she's the abuser. She is locked up, and arraigned in court, but released hours later by her man. ADA Cabot brings her in to her office in order to stick to the claim. Her husband is arrested and brought to trial. In the end, the judge dismisses the case because the spousal abuse rule doesn't exist.

    Meanwhile, Jeffries files a lawsuit against SVU in which Cragen is mad. Their talk in the office doesn't go well and as a result, Jeffries quits the force. Bye!



    I think it was a good episode. Guilty Pleasure. ADA lost the case anyway. This was also the last appearance of Jeffries (not officially) in SVU. The acting wasn't all good.moreless
  • A total Lost of time

    7.0
    Man i lost the number of that kind of case past in my contry .Bah it was lost of time enery and mony we no hove time for a wife that said 'my husdband rape me' and the other people that live in the area said'it happen all the time' well the thing is that tha woman have a problent of dessicion with the other guy one day 'you rape ' and the other'i love you' woman we no have time for yours mental proben and in the end...



    Bah like allway ,like allways In may conclution that is part of his 'love ritual'Well i get sad went monique gone for a stiupid thing that pased in genera is not the best episode of law and order .A nothe thing VIVA PANAMA y LATINOAMERICAmoreless
  • Not my favorite episode but still good.

    8.0
    I don't want to say I didn't like this episode that's not it at all. The guest stars were very good and the cast as always did a great job. What I liked about the episode was that Munch had a bigger part. I love Stabler and Benson, but would love to see Fin and Munch more. This wasn't an overly exciting case in my opinion. It was a violent husband and wife, he said / she said, no they really didn't do it. I'm sure that the police really do have to sort out cases like this but not really what I want to see from this show. What kept it from being boring was the fact that the husband was a cop and the friction with other cops over them investigating him.moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    7.5
    When a domestic arguement turns into an allegation of spousal rape, the Detectives of the Special Victims Unit begin their investigation by interviewing the victim and her accused attacker. When they find out that the couple are married, and that the perp in question is a fellow NYPD police officer, they begin to tread lightly, trying to figure out if the rape actually took place. The victim, Mrs. Andrews then assaults her husband during another domestic arguement. When he drops the assault charges on her, she drops the rape charges on him. ADA Alex Cabot has to convince the courts that the husband is guilty even though his wife recanted her rape allegations.



    This episode was basically a case of he said she said, and really wasn't the normal standard for Special Victims Units. Normally you see a beaten and battered victim, but in this episode you did not. It wasn't a normal case that pulls you in and gets you to feel sympathy with the victims.moreless
  • Not very interesting.

    7.0
    This episode was a bit of a disappointment. The entire episode was a police officer and his wife going back and forth the entire time. Fighting, then making up, fighting some more, and then making up again. In the end it just didn't matter as the man was found not guilty and set free. It was very run of the mill and I know the writers can do better. The episode would have been better if Olivia and Elliot had been in it a bit more, or if the tension between all the police officers and the SVU squad had been a bigger part of the storyline. This is an episode that you can definitely afford to miss. Really the only thing worth watching was Munch for his classic sarcasm and doubting of the wife.moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

ADA Alexandra Cabot

Amy Carlson

Amy Carlson

Patricia Andrews

Guest Star

Nestor Serrano

Nestor Serrano

Sgt. Lloyd Andrews

Guest Star

John Ramsey

John Ramsey

Judge Walter Schreiber

Guest Star

Joanna Merlin

Joanna Merlin

Judge Lena Petrovsky

Recurring Role

Peter Francis James

Peter Francis James

Judge Kevin Beck

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Detective Howard: We know IAB used you to bring down your mentor.
      The IAB detective is referring to the season one Law & Order finale "The Blue Wall" where Cragen was the key witness in a case against a corrupt cop named Peter O'Farrell.

    • Goof: When Stabler first gets hit, his right eye is starting to bruise, and then when they show him later, the bruise is on his left eye.

    • In this episode, Detective Danny Tatum is a Manhattan South detective. Then, in the episode "Countdown", he's the same detective, only he's from Queens, not Manhattan South. And finally, in "Protection," he plays the same detective yet again, only this time, he's from the Bronx.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Det. Santiago: You call this finesse? I've had calls from the brass wanting to know, did I orchestrate an undercover operation with SVU, and the press has already gotten a whiff of it. What kinda Mickey Mouse club is this?!
      Don Cragen: See, actually, I hate that little black rodent. Now, Dick Tracy, that was a club. You got this great decoder ring and a really cool watch.

    • Alex Cabot: Very well. Charging Andrews prior to his making a formal statement is premature. Am I sweeping it under the rug as you would prefer? No. And I strongly advise you to discontinue obstructing this unit from doing its job or I will have be more than happy to file charges naming you and your partner as coconspirators.
      IAB Detective Santiago: IAB is here strictly in a supervisory capacity.
      Alex Cabot: Not anymore. You may consider yourselves officially updated.

    • (Discussing wives being allowed to say no to their husbands.)
      Elliot Stabler: I've been married sixteen years. I hear it all the time.

    • John Munch: Perhaps you'd be more comfortable with a female detective.
      Patricia Andrews: I'd be happy to talk to anyone with a brain.
      John Munch: There are five stages of grief. Try not to go through them all at once.

    • John Munch: All you've proven here today is that women are still chattel.
      Alex Cabot: Only if they want to be.

    • Sam Tiffany: Helluva railroad job on what he said in the heat of the moment. Thinking about the fights with my wife, what people might say... sometimes I want to kill her.
      Alex Cabot: If she dies, then you've got a problem.

    • Olivia Benson: Even a married woman has the right to say no.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is only one of two episodes to feature face shots of Meloni, Hargitay, Belzer, March, Ice-T, Hurd and Florek in the opening credits together (although the group cast shot around the desk at the end of the opening credits does not include Hurd). March and Ice-T were not on main credits of the second season premier.

    • The airing of this episode was postponed from an earlier date.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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