Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 2

Confession

7
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 30, 2008 on NBC
8.7
out of 10
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127 votes
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When Eric, a teenage boy comes into the precinct to confess his sexual feelings towards his younger stepbrother, Stabler and Benson aren't sure exactly how to handle this because no crime has been committed. When they find out Eric is missing they must find him before a crime is committed.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • an unknown victim

    7.0
    While the episode was intriguing it was a slightly disturbing. My biggest gripe is that we never find Eric's victim!



    Could the DV wife who files a complaint at the end have anything to do with Eric's victim?
  • That guy deserved it, if only Elliot's knuckles were harder.

    8.5
    Well I missed the first episode of the season so this is my first time seeing the new DA (if that's what she is) anyhow she really makes me miss Casey, I knew this day was coming but now it's here, it's cold and bitter and only Novak's hot attitude can warm me up. I guess this is the way I felt when Casey replaced Alex so maybe in time I'll like this new girl. Though some things have changed others haven't, I see Elliot still has his anger problems but I don't blame him, I blame Munch; Elliot sees his daughter on a pedophile site and suddenly has to "step out" and Munch sits by and lets him go? Crazy!moreless
  • A boy comes in to admit his feelings......

    10
    In this episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the following happens. Olivia deals with a teenager named Eric, who admits that he wanted to touch and love his step brother Cory. Olivia goes to see his mother and tells her that she believes that Cory is being abused, and that it was in fact her own son, doing the abusing. An examination is done on Cory and there are no signs of abuse. Eric informs Olivia and Elliott about a website, all about looking but not touching. They go to see the owner of the website who claims he likes little girls aged 3-9 but he only looks. Cory admits that he was abused by his brother and when they go to arrest Eric, he is nowhere to be found. When the boy is questioned further, the doctor with the boy believes that he has been coached into saying that he has been abused. When semen is found of Cory's clothing it is run and the DNA matches his fathers. But he admits that he was alone and the clothes were the only thing he could use to clean his hands. We soon learn that one of the pictures put on the look but don't touch site is that of one of Elliot's daughters. He heads straight there. The team soon learn this and head straight there. When they get there, Elliott has attacked him and is there trying to take his daughters photo off of the website. We then see Elliott handing in his gun and his badge. He is put on unpaid leave, and ordered to leave. Eric's mother claims not to know where he is, but the next day as she leaves the house Olivia and Finn follow her. They hear a scream and then find her cradling her dead son's body. She then admits to killing him. She then admits that she found more evidence that he was a predator and was going to take it to the police. They then find out that he dialled 911, before he was killed. They listen to the tape and hear his last moments. The step-father admits to attacking him, but not killing him. When tests are run on the blood found, some of it wasn't Eric's. When further tests are down it matches that of Jake's (the owner of the look but don't touch website). He admits to killing Eric after he admitted on the website that he raped his step brother. The team now have to try and find who Eric's victim was. A press conference is done in the hope of them finding out who his victim was. But after 5 interviews, they still have no idea of who it is.moreless
  • I didn't think i was going to like this episode when I read about it, but it was a very good episode!!

    9.5
    This episode have the suspense, mystery with very little violence. I was amazed how this episode pulled it off, it was very cleverly written, and a lot of twists and turns in one episode. From, a teenage boy having urges for his younger step brother to getting kiddy porn and then eventually acting on his urges, to the teenage boy's mentor killing him in the end. A stepfather hating his older stepchild, it was very well acted, written, the plot thickened as the episode went on. I was very pleased how they pulled this one off. When it first came on I did think it was going to be a lame episode, but no WAY!!moreless
  • A gotcha episode!

    9.0
    Just when you think that you got it all figured out. The SVU crew really gives you a twist. And that this boy Eric, is one really messed up young man. He wants to really throw our team off in a big kind of way. Especially when the case hits close to home for Elliot. While his daughter is being targetted. It is one thing to mess with the detective. But don't mess with one of their family members. It is a race against time to rescue others like her. Probably one of the most disturbing SVU episodes out there, above all.moreless
Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Sgt. John Munch

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Michaela McManus

Michaela McManus

ADA Kim Greylek

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

M.E. Warner

Tom Noonan

Tom Noonan

Jake Berlin

Guest Star

Aaron Meyer

Aaron Meyer

Cory Kelly

Guest Star

Marshall Allman

Marshall Allman

Eric Byers

Guest Star

Ned Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg

Roger Kressler

Recurring Role

Anne James

Anne James

Dr. Jane Larom

Recurring Role

Caren Browning

Caren Browning

Captain Judith Siper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • It is revealed that A.D.A. Casey Novak was disbarred for her actions in the season nine finale, "Cold".

    • Nitpick: Following the discovery of another person's blood at the crime scene in Eric's apartment, Det. Benson says they should get a DNA sample from Eric's stepfather to see if it matches. This is an odd statement given that they had previously ID'd his DNA from the semen found on his son's t-shirt earlier in the episode.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Olivia: She's an emotional wreck, Fin. People like that don't think, they act.
      Fin: Like your partner.
      Olivia: Elliot told me not to say anything. He says that he trusts you so...
      Fin: Well this time he should. I don't know how he did it, but the man showed restraint.
      Olivia: What are you talking about?
      Fin: You know that bastards like Berlin get off on little kids and you know exactly what they do when they're having their little fantasies. If that was my kid... I would have done 'em.

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