Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 9 Episode 17


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 29, 2008 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • The opening scenes appear to be ripped from the headlines of events that occurred at several McDonald's restaurants across the United States, beginning in the late 90s. The method was the same: a man claiming to be a detective called the restaurant and told the manager that an employee might be a thief. The caller then instructed the manager to force the employee to undress and participate in other humiliating acts. The managers all complied, despite never having met the man, who, as it turned out, was not a police officer.