Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 9 Episode 8

Fight

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 20, 2007 on NBC
4.7
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Episode Summary

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When the body of a young girl is found in the park, detectives Tutuola and Lake believe it's tied to the world of ultimate fighting, but new evidence brings to light different suspects and Lake's empathy for them keeps the case open after Cragen and Novak consider it closed.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Not too bad

    6.7
    I saw Fight last night and honestly, it's largely forgettable. So forgettable that I can't really remember the details of the plot.



    But what I did love about this episode was that, despite a bit of a dull plot, it seemed a bit more like "old school SVU". Just standard investigating, plot twists etc. I don't think it's as bad as a lot of other people thought, but probably not one you'd watch twice.



    However, one thing I loved about this episode was that we got to see Fin and Lake working together. Don't get me wrong, I love Elliot and Olivia, but it's nice to see the other detectives at work. We even see a bit of Cragen. Fin and Lake have a different dynamic to Fin and Munch, but it's interesting nonetheless. We also learn a bit about Lake in this episode, such as he grew up in foster homes. As a new addition, I didn't really know what to think of him...after this episode, I really like him. He seems very passionate and dedicated to the job, as well as being a sweet guy. So while Fight is not overly memorable, it's worth watching to see Fin and Lake working together :)moreless
  • Not a bad episode, but not the best one ever.

    8.9
    In this episode we see Ice T's wife, and some other guy that I cannot think of right now. A young girl is found dead in the park and it is traced back to an ultimate fighter, who apparently has a thing for younger women. In this episode nothing too major happens, it is just another day at SVU, with another case and another look at the sometimes sickening side of humanity. This episode has a few twists and turns, and is one of those where at the end of it you are wondering how it is they got to where they ended from where the started. A good episode, but like I said, not the greatest ever.moreless
  • Olivia & Elliott take a backseat

    8.1
    Usually I will admit that I don't like it when Olivia and Elliott take a backseat at times. But this one was decent. As it explored the world of Ultimate Fighting and how someone ends up murdered all due to it. Fin and Chester, whom I really like a lot, really worked well in this case. We also learn about Chester along the way. Chester used to box in something like that so he knows a little something about that. We see that violence can lead to consequences. As I think that this needs to be banned as it is disgusting to see people pay money to see people get beaten up or worse, getting killed.moreless
  • Kinda boring

    7.5
    Two brothers get acused of killing a girl. They have this bad background, being with 19 different families and got in some trouble but lately they were doing great at school.



    In the end, the police finds out that they didnt killed the girl.



    Overall this was a boring episode for me, no Stabler and Benson so that makes a big difference, even if that new guy is funny, i miss my fave duo.



    The story was kinda boring too, im not a big fan of gang related stories so i didnt liked.



    I hope they do a better episode next week, coz has been a while since i didnt watched anything great.moreless
  • Its about time someone besides Olivia and Elliot did the main work and it was an awesome episode.

    10
    It has been sometime since I seen an episode where Olivia and Elliot weren't the main detectives. This episode was a welcomed change because I have always been a fan of Fin and Chester has grown on me really fast. The episode starts with a girl found in the woods and kept me entertained from the start. As Fin and Chester investigate throughout the episode I was drawn in more by just trying to figure out where this one was going ect. I'm not going to post spoilers because I liked this episode and think you should watch it yourself. Fin's dialog is worth it alone. Ice T continues to do a great job playing Fin. Again, awesome episode. I hope to see more like it in the future!moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Diane Neal

Diane Neal

ADA Casey Novak

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Adam Beach

Adam Beach

Det. Chester Lake

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Adina Porter

Adina Porter

Janelle Odami

Guest Star

Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin

Mike Kona

Guest Star

Steve Earle

Steve Earle

Mr. Ploplis

Guest Star

David Lipman

David Lipman

Judge Cohen

Recurring Role

Craig Wroe

Craig Wroe

Attorney Woodrow

Recurring Role

Joel de la Fuente

Joel de la Fuente

TARU Tech Ruben Morales

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nitpick: There is an error in the dates between this episode and "Blinded", which originally aired the previous week. According to the information given on the black screens in "Fight," the episode occurred between 17 and 30 October, and on at least one day, Elliot was at work and helping Det. Lake review video. However, according to the information given in "Blinded," Elliot was blinded on 10 October. Olivia tells Casey the police surgeon said he can't leave his house until his vision comes back, and his vision is still blurry when he testifies against Picard on 8 November.

    • Goof: As of the airing of this episode, mixed martial arts is banned in New York City and no mixed martial arts matches are held at Madison Square Garden.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Judge Cohen: On the charge of murder in the second degree, how do you plead?
      Attorney Woodrow: Not guilty, your honor.
      Jadon Odami: That's not what I told you to say.
      Attorney Woodrow: You were coerced during interrogation.
      Casey Novak: Your honor, there was no coercion. The defendant freely confessed.
      Attorney Woodrow: Really? What, his mother just happened to pop in during the middle of his interview?
      Jadon Odami: Your honor, I killed Julie Donovan. I plead guilty.
      Judge Cohen: Listen to your attorney, son.
      Jadon Odami: (turns to his attorney) You fired.
      (Unamused, Woodrow shakes his head and leaves the courtroom.)
      Jadon Odami: Okay. He's not my lawyer now.

    • Chester Lake: I don't think those boys had anything to do with Julie Donovan's murder.
      Fin Tutuola (to Cragen): I swear I didn't see him smoking crack.

    • Janelle Odami: (to Fin from the cage) Hey, Uncle Tom, what's it like in the house?
      Fin Tutuola: At least I ain't sellin' it! (to Chester Lake) Damn, white, black, I'm gettin' it from all sides today.
      Chester Lake: Hey, man, her pimp called me a Mexican.
      Fin Tutuola: Is that good or bad?

    • Janelle Odami: This heroin's got your mom by the soul, baby. Took me to places that Jesus won't go.

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