Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 16

Ballerina

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 17, 2009 on NBC
7.5
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97 votes
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Episode Summary

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A single murder suddenly turns into a scene with three bodies, leaving Benson and Stabler to work with a strip club owner to find a murderer whose motive may be more about righteousness than perversity.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Found first scene offensive

    5.0
    Even though that its nice that Carol Burnett was a guest star on this episode, and yes i know the episodes are fictional stories, i find the depiction of ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jews being seen in a gentlemens club very offensive. I for a fact know that Hasidic Jews would never patronize such establishments. If it was one person maybe, but not in numbers, no way would that happen.

    So the scene is highly unbelievable. It's a shame that the shows writers did not do the proper research and the producer approved this part of the script.

    As for an overall opinion on the episode,even with Carol Burnett being on the show, the script did drag somewhat as well. Mediocre episode.moreless
  • Who let this turkey in...

    3.0
    I can't believe that an episode of this series could be this boring. To her credit, Carol Burnett gives a very good perforance in this turkey of a story. After a good beginning the story drags, and drags and drags. Way too much info on the personal lives of her character and her "nephew". Eliot and Olivia act like they're just going through the motions, like this is just another day at the office, just another case. Maybe the two actors knew this episode was a stinker and they just went along for the ride. Even the small twist at the end could not save this one. But I guess even a series as good as this one normally is must have its occasional valley to go along with its many peaks. I expected better from the SVU writers; hopefully they will do better with the next one.moreless
Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Detective Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Ice-T

Ice-T

Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Captain Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Sgt. John Munch

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Birdie Sulloway

Guest Star

Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

Chet

Guest Star

Noel Fisher

Noel Fisher

CSU Tech Dale Stuckey

Guest Star

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot

Recurring Role

Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle

Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran

Recurring Role

Lindsay Crouse

Lindsay Crouse

Judge Andrews

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Birdie Sulloway: Can I ask you something?
      Dr George Huang: Of course.
      Birdie Sulloway: What do you think happens when this old circus folds its tents and … and moves on? Is there another town on the other side, or is it all just a lot of nothing?
      Dr. George Huang: Those kinds of questions aren't exactly my specialty.

    • Chet: Why? Why?
      Birdie: 30 years at your Aunt Birdie's side and you never learn not to cross her.
      (pauses) We all do what we have to.

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