Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 5 Episode 15

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 10, 2004 on NBC
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  • Okay but not one my favorite episodes.

    8.4
    Benson and Stabler hunt down a rapist when they stumble upon a teenage girl's body lying in an alley. The girl is identified as Shannon Coyle, a member of a private school who was forbidden to see this boy she liked. They first suspect maybe lovebird love gone wrong or maybe the girl's father who is curiously not around. The secret that lies beneath is what makes this episode decent. See nobody has actually seen the girls fatherother than his family and the boyfriends father which seems curious. The detectives soon learn that the teenage girl was pregnant which again leads them back to the boyfriend but that's not the end of the story. The boy denies any wrongdoing in the crime and test results say that the father of the baby was related to the girl. That brings them back to the father but he was supposedly out of town and the only other male relative was her younger brother. They try to get the brother to confess but the brother is innocent. The dark secret soon comes out when they learn the boyfriends father is also the father of the victim. He had an affair with the victim's mother a long time ago and they kept it a secret. the victim found ot and threatened to tell and her father killed her to keep her quiet. When the father/murderer is aloso found dead they suspect the boyfriend again when he learned he was having a baby with his sister. He confesses but that was on;y to protect his mother who had known for awhile now and could not take it anymore. Every adult was either put in jail or was in the grave leaving the boyfriend/brother of the victim and the victim's brother to fend for themselves.
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