Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 12 Episode 18

Bully

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 23, 2011 on NBC
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Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a woman found murdered in her apartment above an art gallery.

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    1.5
    Law & Order SVU: Bully was a barrel of laughs for all the wrong reasons. What we got in this steaming turd, among other things, was: workplace bullies, workplace bullies committing suicide on live television, something about said bullies' dog, and LuAnn DeLesseps and the rest of the guest stars making me wonder if they have ever acted before in their lives. Meloni and Hargitay were pretty much the only main cast members to get any face time here (there was a Wong sighting), and they all looked like they wanted to facepalm every time they delivered a line. This episode had to have been a joke. Had to be. Probably the 2nd worst SVU episode ever, and it came dangerously close unseating the worst SVU of all time, Paternity. I guess if there's a silver lining, with these two episodes, SVU blocked (read: actually used) a lot of potential parody storylines that one would launch, should anyone decide they want to try and take this show down a peg.moreless
  • When the female CEO of a lucrative wine business is found murdered in her apartment above an art gallery, Elliot, Olivia and Fin must work their way through a large number of suspects in order to find the killer.moreless

    9.0
    A woman is found brutally murdered in her apartment. It turns out she is one of the CEO's of "Luscious Grape", a very lucrative wine production company. From the outset, everyone who works at the company goes to great pains to say what a marvellous woman she was and how much she will be missed. She was, they said, shy and introverted, devoting all her time to the company. Annette Cole, the woman with whom the victim started the business is almost beyond grief as they were like sisters. In fact, the entire staff seem to get along famously and the business is doing so well that it is moving into loftier circles.



    Digging a little deeper, and passing over several red herrings, the detectives find that the victim was in fact a recovering alcoholic who suffered from enormous stress. A hidden web cam on her office computer soon showed the reason why. Her 'best friend' and business patner did nothing but bully and physically and verbally abuse the victim and all the other employees, buying their silence and loyalty with large sums of cash and gifts.



    Turns out that the word 'bully' didn't quite cover it when Annette calls a press conference and lashes out at the world before dramatically shooting herself with the cameras greedily recording every move. But this doesn't help find out who the original killer was. Was it the woman who just killed herself, someone else from the wine making company or a random stranger? Watch this terrific episode and find out!moreless
Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Fin Tutuola

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Kate Burton

Kate Burton

Annette Cole

Guest Star

LuAnn DeLesseps

LuAnn DeLesseps

Cindi

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David Costabile

David Costabile

Bruce Clarkson

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Joel de la Fuente

Joel de la Fuente

TARU Tech Ruben Morales

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Jamie Lynn Concepcion

Jamie Lynn Concepcion

Uni Delgado

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