There shouldn't be a "very special episode" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit given its title and premise, but this was a unique installment of the long-running drama. The storyline was powerful and outside of the uber-annoying Rosie Perez, well acted from all fronts. The episode was believable and engaging and saw the lines crossed from both the good guys and the bad guys.
If you are looking for a great episode of SVU your search ends here as this was one of the best this year. And no wonder this was a good performer in the Nielsen ratings as well.