Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 4 Episode 20

Dominance

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 04, 2003 on NBC
9.0
out of 10
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120 votes
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A quadruple homicide with sexual overtones is just the start of an intense rampage of killings that brings a homicide detective into the mix. As the entire squad races against time to prevent further victims, the evidence lead Tutuola and Deuthorn to a building superintendent, his two sons and a cross to bear.moreless

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  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    6.5
    When bodies keep piling up all with similar sexual overtones, the Detectives of the Special Victims Unit are out on the hunt for the person behind all of these attacks. Detective Fin Tutuola is partnered up with Detective Deuthorn from Homicide to help close this case. After a witness is able to tell the Detectives about the car they saw that picked up two of the victims, they find that it was reported stolen by Al Baker. After some more investigating they find that Mrs Baker's sons may have been involved in the murders.



    This was an ok episode. It was interesting, but it wasn't the same kind of story lines that I have come to expect from Law and Order Special Victims Unit. I feel like the only interesting thing about the story line was the fact that there were so many people murdered.moreless
  • A twisted episode.

    10
    The story to this episode was very bleak. From the start four murders are comitted, and then soon after another 5 more take place. But the problem is that rape is also going on too. The team try to peace together the puzzle and eventually they track the killers car. The detectives run into two boys, and eventually they find evidence that one of them was doing the murders. But after some time we find out that the brothers where sleeping together and the older one was forcing the younger one to do horribel things. So the team force the older brother to give up the location of the two missing girls and they find them in time. I have to say that this was a fantastic episdoe and i really look forward to watching the next episode.moreless
  • Full of action and conflict

    9.7
    L&O episodes don't usually have much real action, but those that do really hit hard. This example uses a superior plot to propel us through a truly disturbing story. From the initial horrific scene, through a middle act of growing intensity, escalating violence and growing stakes, right to the final emotion packed scene, this story wont fail to capture you're attention.



    The story is one of horrific, senseless depravity and may force sensitive viewers to turn the channel every so often as the brutal brothers go on their deluded rampage.



    Ice-T plays a prominent part, just wish we'd see more of him and Munch.



    Location changes frequently, adding to the fast paced nature of this episode, proving to be an extra manacle to keep you focused on what is going on.



    Diagolue compliments the pace of the story very well as the plot twists and turns with each new murder spree. Body count is alot higher than a normal episode. That alone cranks up the intensity levels and raises the stakes as the team closes in on the killer(s).



    The disturbing nature of the perpertrators relationship takes the horrifying factor to the next level and makes for compelling viewing. Nothing like a cop show making us really want that person taken down!



    Frankly this is such a great episode that it should not be missed! Series classic!moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

Charlie Baker

Guest Star

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter

Billy Baker

Guest Star

Richard Bekins

Richard Bekins

Earl Briggs

Guest Star

Jordan Gelber

Jordan Gelber

CSU Technician Layton

Recurring Role

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Recurring Role

Caren Browning

Caren Browning

Judith Siper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Deuthorn spent five years in the 48th precinct as a patrol officer prior to becoming a homicide detective.

    • Goof: In the scene where Munch was at the park, he had an umbrella. Then, when the camera turns and goes back to him, the umbrella is gone. There is no explanation as to where the umbrella went.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Deuthorn is reading a tabloid magazine)
      Fin Tutuola: How you read that trash?
      Dave Deuthorn: Well, I got an inquiring mind.
      Fin Tutuola: You get off on that psych stuff, don't you?
      Dave Deuthorn: Average murder's one drug dealer shooting another, a bar fight or a domestic gone bad. Once you figure out the who, working Homicide's all about where the perps are and finding them.
      Fin Tutuola: So?
      Dave Deuthorn: Sex crime is about the why. The city's a three-ring circus and SVU's the freak show.
      Fin Tutuola: And you wanna be the ringmaster.
      Dave Deuthorn: I wanna know what makes them freaks.

    • Elliot Stabler: Missing dinner with my wife and kids. This better be good.
      Dave Deuthorn: Naked women, fluids everywhere, both raped and shot in the head.
      Fin Tutuola: That's our bread and butter.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of events referred to as the Wichita Massacre. Two brothers, Reginald and Jonathan Carr, spent three nights terrorizing the Kansas city. The 1st night, December 8, 2000, they car-jacked a man, but left him robbed in a field with a disabled car. On December 11, a botched car-jacking resulted in a victim who could identify her attackers before she died from her gunshot wounds four days later. Unfortunately, on December 14, those attackers invaded the triplex of three young men and two women who had come for dinner. The men raped the women, forced both men and women to perform other sexual acts, emptied bank accounts and looted the home. They then took the victims to an abandoned soccer field, shot the five execution-style and left them for dead. The one survivor managed to walk naked through the snow for help and later testify at the Carr's trial. They were found guilty and sentenced to death.

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