Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 12 Episode 18


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 23, 2011 on NBC

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  • 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.

    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!