Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 1 Episode 11

Bad Blood

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 14, 2000 on NBC
8.9
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142 votes
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The death of a young gay man initially leads Benson and Stabler to investigate his father, a Conservative well-known for his homophobic viewpoints, but once they start looking into the young man's living arrangements they realize the person they're looking for may be closer than they think. Munch tries to help Benson find the man who raped her mother, and could potentially be her father.moreless

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  • Munch tries to help Benson find the man who raped her mother, and could potentially be her father

    8.0
    My summary isn't exactly the main focus of the episode but I think it is an important aspect. When the team has to fill out forms reguarding new medical coverage Munch makes a crack about Benson leaving the paternal side of her form blank, ranting about some kind of conspiracy or the government spying on them all (standard Munch, nothing meant offensively). But what he doesn't know is that many years ago Olivia's mother was raped, of which Olivia is the result of. After Stabler confronts him on this fact he does a little digging. Actually a lot digging, and presents Benson with the information and a really sweet apology. I like this episode because it really shows you what a good guy Munch is (not to mention an outstanding character) even if he can be a little paranoid with his conspiracy theories. It also gives us a little insight into Olivia's background, as she temporarily resumes the search for her mother's rapist with Stabler at her side. The suspect she and Munch liked for it is not the criminal, but it's still really an insightful episode into the characters. There is one particular scene where Olivia is at the scene of her mother's rape listening to her recorded statement. As her mother becomes upset on the tape Olivia begins to look very troubled. This scene alone shows that she is very troubled about how she came to be in this world and carries it with her most of the time.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the show law and order benson is tring to figure out who raped her mother and who is her father. and she gets help from monuch. and so they are called to the scene that is on the roof and its a murderd son who got his pants ripped off and his head bashed . and so they do some investgating that leades to a old rapisest who served 15 years of his 25 year sentence and who was living with his brother and they figure that his brother was the one that got his other brother to murder the gay son . this was a good ep and oliva does not find her fathermoreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    8.0
    A young man is found beaten and murdered on the rooftop of his apartment building. Fingers are immediately pointed to the guests of a loud party that was held that same night. As Detectives Benson and Stabler make their way through the guest list, they get preliminary DNA evidence that points them to a convicted rapist who was recently released from prison. It turns out that he has been staying with his brother, who acts as a part time super for the victim's apartment building. When the preliminary DNA turns out to be wrong, Benson and Stabler have to turn the blame on the rapists brother instead.



    This was a decent episode. It held my attention and I enjoyed watching it.moreless
  • Do genetics determine your future?

    9.5
    Questions about genetics are raised when a homosexual man is found dead and beaten on a rooftop. With some digging and persuasion, the detectives slowly narrow the field of suspects down to two brothers. Both of them were raised together by their deadbeat Mom while their father was in jail. One brother had a history of sexual assault, the other was a model citizen. It seems clear to the detectives who did it, until the DNA results come in. Then in a great scene, the detectives talk about genetics and if there are some people just destined to be rapists or murderers. This hits close to home for Olivia who storms out of the conversation with tears in her eyes. In this episode Munch learns the truth about Olivia's father and tries to help her find her Dad. What he digs up almost seems to haunt Olivia. What I liked to see was Elliot coming to Olivia's defense like a big brother protecting his sister. He even goes with her to see a man who was a possible suspect in Olivia's mother's rape. All in all, this was a fantastic episode, and a don't miss for fans of Olivia.moreless
Amy Ryan

Amy Ryan

Lorraine Hansen

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Stephen Beach

Stephen Beach

Ray Gunther

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Stephen Barker Turner

Stephen Barker Turner

Steven Hale

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Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Det. Monique Jeffries

Recurring Role

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael

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Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

M.E. Rodgers

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • William Langdon: Homosexuality is not natural it is a crime against God.
      Elliot Stabler: And AIDS is divine retribution.
      William Langdon: Are you being flippant with me?

    • Steven Hale: I am not a homosexual!
      John Munch: Okay.
      Steven Hale: Part of my job was to keep an eye on Seth. Mr. Langdon is seriously eying a run for a Congressional seat, but the scandal of an openly homosexual son... (chuckles) Well, look at the damage the lesbian sister caused Newt.
      John Munch: Actually, she was a half-sister.
      Steven Hale: Well, she may have been a half-sister but, unfortunately for Newt, she was all lesbian.
      John Munch: You don't think Newt's problems had anything to do with his ethics violations or him being a pedantic megalomaniac who espouses family values while serving his cancer-stricken wife with divorce papers while she's on her hospital deathbed?! Did that ever occur to you?!
      Donald Cragen: (listening from other room) Anybody know where Cassidy is?

    • Olivia Benson: He's not my father.
      Elliot Stabler: You sure?
      Olivia Benson: Positive.

    • (Ray Gunther falls out of a window.)
      Olivia Benson: You okay?
      Ray Gunther: (moaning) No ...
      Olivia Benson: Good!

    • Ray Gunther: (to Benson) What's wrong? You jealous, sweetheart?
      Olivia Benson: Easy.
      Elliot Stabler: (squeezing the handcuffs tighter) Not sweetheart. That's Detective Benson. All right? I want an apology from you.
      Olivia Benson: (helping him back up) I don't need an apology from this slimebag.

    • Elliot Stabler: Don't make anymore barbs about Benson's father.
      John Munch: Excuse me.
      Elliot Stabler: You don't know the history there?
      John Munch: No. What? Is he an alcoholic? Deadbeat dad? Jehovah's Witness?
      Elliot Stabler: The only thing she knows about him is he was the man who raped her mother.

    • John Munch: (walking into the office) What's going on?
      Donald Cragen: Here, Munch. Police union found us better health insurance.
      Brian Cassidy: This form is longer than the last book I read.
      John Munch: Don't you see what they're doing?
      Monique Jeffries: Yeah, they're looking out for you, Munch. Psychiatric coverage increased to 80%.
      Elliot Stabler: Relax, it's just a medical form.
      John Munch: Right. Yeah, as soon as they found out that your mother had Diabetes or that your father had male pattern baldness -- sorry, Chief -- they'll have your entire genealogical, not to mention genetic, fingerprint. They'll know when you're gonna die, how it's gonna occur and what song you want sung at your funeral.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Stabler: We're not here selling Amway.

      Amway is a global leader in direct selling with over three million Independent Business Owners in over 80 countries and territories around the world. There is a variety of products available for direct selling, from household cleaning products to beauty products.

    • John Munch: The old Menendez defense.

      Lyle and Eric Menendez, notorious killers of their parents in 1989. The defense alleged that the murders were a reaction of years of psychological and physical abuse from their father Jose Menendez. They were found guilty.

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