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May 24, 2014
Law & Order: SVU Season Finale Recap and Review
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Much of the SVU Fandom came away from this episode ecstatically happy. Their heroine, Olivia Benson, for once, has ended a season on a happy note. Me, not so much. I'm a fan of the show, and I like Mariska Hargitay a lot. But I'm not a fan of Benson worship. The episode ended with Olivia holding a baby that has been entrust...

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Jan 18, 2014
Amaro's One-Eighty Recap and Review
How do you keep a drama fresh in its 15th season? You stretch the characters, taking them and their portrayers into new territory. Warren Leight, show runner for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is certainly doing that in season 15. The season opener saw our beloved Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) abducted and tortured. Last week's tense follow-up showed her facing her abductor at his trial. But this week the spotlight is off of Benson and rightly shining on her partner.

In this episode, Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino), while backing up a uniformed police officer, shoots an unarmed 14-year-old. Pino brought his A-game, excellently portraying Amaro's doubt, fear, desperation and waning belief in the value of what is right.

"Danny does more in this episode than we’ve asked him to do in two and half years. We pushed him to a really disturbing place and he ...Read more
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Aug 08, 2014
19 Lines from Law & Order: SVU That Are Hilarious Out of Context
It's all fun and games until someone loses a penis.
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Oct 24, 2013
Recap & Review: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit "October Surprise"
In "October Surprise" (what is that even supposed to mean?) we are reminded of headlines from not so long ago concerning the Anthony Weiner/Carlos Danger scandal.

Poor ADA Rafael Barba is between the frying pan and the fuego when one of his oldest friends, Eddie Garcia, is brought in for suspected rape. However, the victim, Lindsay, is far from convincing. When Benson and Amaro go to her apartment for further questioning (Amaro: "You didn't need to preserve the crime scene." Lindsay: "It always looks like this.") she acts as if nothing happened. Lindsay sends Benson away so she can talk to Amaro, thinking she might be able to sway the male detective. She tells him she wants to drop the charges, but he says it's too late. Next thing we know Lindsay is swept away to a new job in Israel.

The squad finds that Lindsay has ...
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May 08, 2014
NBC Renews Law & Order: SVU for Season 16
Benson is officially saved.
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Jan 02, 2013
SVU with Nick Amaro vs. SVU with Elliot Stabler: Now That We've Gotten to Know the New Guy, How Does He Compare?
Since we've had about a season and a half to get comfortable with the new kids, we thought now might be a good time to compare the two lead male detectives to see how they stack up against one another.
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Sep 22, 2011
A Chris Meloni-Free Law & Order: SVU May Just Be a Good Thing
Elliot Stabler's absence could very well prove beneficial in the long run.
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May 19, 2014
SVU Season Finale Cast Interviews (Videos)
Some of the cast sat down to talk about the season 15 finale, "Spring Awakenings." Danny Pino's character, Nick Amaro, got into some trouble in the previous episode.


Donal Logue has some very nice things to say about SVU.


Richard Belzer is back as Sargent John Munch.


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Nov 02, 2011
Law & Order: SVU's Linus Roache and Andre Braugher Tease Tonight's Episode
Tonight Braugher makes his first appearance as defense attorney Bayard Ellis and goes toe-to-toe with Roache's Mike Cutter, the Law & Order ADA-turned-bureau chief.
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Oct 21, 2009
Behind the scenes at Law & Order: SVU
TV.com sat down with Law & Order: SVU writer Mick Betancourt to chat about the making of the show.
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Episode 24 Season 15
Spring Awakening
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5.21.2014
Episode 23 Season 15
Thought Criminal
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5.14.2014
Episode 22 Season 15
Reasonable Doubt
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5.7.2014
Episode 21 Season 15
Post-Mortem Blues
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4.30.2014
Episode 20 Season 15
Beast's Obsession
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4.9.2014
Sgt. Olivia Benson
Det. Nick Amaro
Det. Amanda Rollins
Sgt. John Munch
Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."

This hard-hitting and emotional companion series from NBC's Law & Order franchise chronicles the life and crimes of the elite Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf. SVU celebrated its 200th episode in April 2008. Although Law & Order: Special Victims Unit carries the brand name Law & Order, the newer program has established a strong and unique identity. It has proved itself as a hit in its own right. In the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons, the series broke into the Top 20. Mariska Hargitay has won a Golden Globe and Emmy each for her portrayal of Det. Olivia Benson. It also garnered Emmy wins for guest-stars Amanda Plummer, Leslie Caron, and Cynthia Nixon. The series' popularity was recognized with the People's Choice Awards, Image Awards, Satellite Awards, and the TV Guide Awards with nominations for Favorite New Series.

The drama follows Det. Elliot Stabler, a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, and his partner Olivia Benson whose difficult past is the reason she joined the unit. Overseeing the team is Capt. Donald Cragen. Cragen's tough-but-supportive approach to the team's complex cases guides the squad through the challenges they face every day. Also featured is Det. John Munch, a transfer from Baltimore's homicide unit, who brings his acerbic wit, conspiracy theories and street-honed investigative skills. Munch is partnered with Det. Odafin Tutuola, whose unique sense of humor and investigative experience make him a formidable match for Munch.

Season 13 brought major changes to the squad. Det. Stabler left and was replaced by two new detectives. Dr. Huang also departed. Det. Nick Amaro brings empathy to his cases while dealing with a stressful home life. Det. Amanda Rollins' dogged persistence and instincts help her close cases, but her secrets could derail her career. A varied DA roster introduced Bureau Chief Michael Cutter, and the returning ADA Casey Novak with continued support from ADA Alexandra Cabot to bring closure to the intense investigations.

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