Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 13 Episode 20

Father Dearest

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 02, 2012 on NBC
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Dr. George Huang returns to help find a deranged man who has a penchant for young women.

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  • Father Dearest..... Father Help Me!!!!

    6.5
    I really didn't like this episode that much.

    What I did like though was seeing George Huang. I missed him.



    At the end... was Taylor Barnes under the impression that Sean Albert was her father due to manipulation or was he really her father because he had an affair with Taylor's mum.





    I'm sure Taylor was just delusional due to the manipulation of Sean Albert. What does anyone else think?





    Lately I'm finding that the writers are making Olivia Benson look like a rookie cop. This season, I find that the writers are making Olivia look like a new detective. It's almost as if they forget she is a veteran detective who has been in SVU for almost 15 years. She is highly qualified and wouldn't make rookie mistakes. Some of the questioning or interrogation techniques make me think she is a new Det. I like they way Olivia's character was before this season. I know Elliott is gone, however, Olivia just can't all of a sudden forget that she is an accomplished, veteran Detective with 13-14 years in her belt. What's going on?





    Olivia is the number one Detective. She should act like it more.





    What was with Munch acting as the Captain? I know he technically is a captain, however where was Cragan? Why wasn't he in this episode and why didn't they mention where he was and why Munch was acting in charge?





    I really like the actors and I like Danny Pino but the writing is horrible. The stories are stupid. It has nothing to do with the characters. I think if the writers and producer were doing a better job, I would love this season as much as the others, even without Stabler. The characters are doing a good job working with the crappy material they are given. I wish Neil Bear was still the producer. He wouldn't let this garbage air for one second. There is so much potential with the new characters and the departure of Stabler but these writers and the producer is horrible.



    Most people think it's just because Chis Meloni left. I love Elliot Stabler and definitely wish he would be back, however, with this producer and writers, I think this season still would have sucked even with Elliott in it. Chris was smart to leave when he did. At least his name isn't attached to this pathetic attempt to keep SVU from getting canceled.



    Well done Chris Meloni.

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  • Father Dearest

    5.5
    This is just too over the top, even for SVU. He was a donor, then he wasn't, then he was the real father....way too many twists, too much nonsense. Plus, James Van Der Beek was just on the Criminal Intent finale a few months ago. Why have him in the same world as a different character so soon?



    Some people probably loved this, but too much for my liking.
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Kelli Giddish

Kelli Giddish

Det. Amanda Rollins

Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Det. Nick Amaro

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Sgt. John Munch

James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

Sean Albert

Guest Star

Eric Close

Eric Close

Colin Barnes

Guest Star

Nikki M. James

Nikki M. James

911 Operator

Guest Star

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

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    • Nitpick: While in the station talking with the other detectives, Rollins mentions she has been tracking a forum with several girls posting about Donor 141. As she reads one post, the camera shows that it reveals the name of Donor 141 as Calvin Baker, who is an ex vivo lung transplant specialist. But Rollins doesn't read that line of the post, and apparently she didn't even see it somehow, as the detectives don't find out the man's name or occupation until later in the episode. Even though nobody takes an internet profile as the gospel truth, it should have been run down, as are all leads, no matter how slim.

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