Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 2 Episode 2

Honor

3
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 27, 2000 on NBC
8.8
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The vicious assault of an Afghan diplomat's daughter uncovers clues that may suggest Taliban traditions justify 'honor killings' when the child defies the wishes of their parents or their culture.

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  • Would you kill your daughter to keep intact the honor of your family?

    8.7
    A Middle eastern family kills their daughter because they belive she's bringing shame to the family. The daughter was estranged from her family, going to college, not wearing the "Normal" clothing, and sleeping with a man not her husband. She was trying to live the american life and that upset her family. At first I was sure it was the father who commited the murder but later we find out the brother was the perp after all. Seeing as the brother said he did it himself with no influence, it was good to see the mother turn on her family and give them up. It was sad at the very end when they found the mother dead. Very well written episode based on one of the world's issues.moreless
  • Wow

    10
    Amazing episode I really like this one. Just think their are families out there like that is really heartbreaking and destrubing but the why it was written was awsome and that is the reason why I watch Law and Order Svu. I am just glad my family is not like that.
  • A young woman is found horribly beaten from what is thought to have been from a rape when in fact it was her own brother who hurt her.

    9.0
    I was at a loss for words after watching this episode. "Great" doesn't even begin to describe this episode. I was literally guessing who had stabbed and beaten Nafeesa. At first I thought it may have been her professor; he fit the profile. Then after watching the father's reaction, I thought it would have been him. But it was finally revealed that Nafeesa's own brother was the one who left her for dead. Apparently she 'dishonored' her family by wanting to live as a modern woman and choosing her own husband. What really got to me is that this still happens to women in Afghanistan everyday. In a way I was expecting to see what happened at the end. Since the mother testified against her husband, thus disobeying him, he murdered her and fled the country. All in all, great episode.moreless
  • Wow barely sums this up.

    10
    This episode was nothing short of fantastic. And it kept me guessing right upto the end. A young woman is found raped and beaten in a park by the police. When the team investigate they eventually find a link to a man she was seeing but we then find out that the man had consentual sex with her, and in fact her brother beat her to death because he thought she violated his honor. But as the episode progresses it becomes more obvious that the father is the one responsible as he told the son to murder his daughter because she was a 'whore'. This really was a shocking episode but i enjoyed it. More episodes should be like this in the future.moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    8.5
    When a young woman is found murdered, the Detectives of the Special Victims Unit begin their investigation by searching the victim's college campus. Once there, they find that her traditional Afghani family looks down on the fact that she attends school. Not only that, but she was in an arranged marriage and refused to have her husband chosen for her. Her own brother killed her in order to preserve the honor of their family name, because her father considered her a disgrace. Just before he tries to leave the country, Munch and Fin find him, where he confesses of the crime immediately. This isn't one of my favorite episodes but it was worth the time to watch it.moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin Tutuola

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

A.D.A Alexandra Cabot

Tom Tammi

Tom Tammi

Deputy Commissioner

Guest Star

James Murtaugh

James Murtaugh

Mr. Gibson

Guest Star

Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Annette Fleming

Guest Star

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Dr. Emil Skoda

Recurring Role

Harvey Atkin

Harvey Atkin

Judge Alan Ridenour

Recurring Role

Tom O'Rourke

Tom O'Rourke

Judge Mark Seligman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • On the witness stand, the professor claims that it says in Deuteronomy that when a virgin woman sleeps with a man out of wedlock, they should both be stoned to death. However, in the Bible this punishment is reserved for a 'betrothed maiden', which is a woman who is married but not yet living with her husband. As such, this punishment is based on the commission of adultery, not simply engaging in premarital relationships.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Donald Cragen: What, it's her fault she was raped?
      Olivia Benson: She brought shame and dishonor to her family. They behead women for that where she comes from.
      John Munch: My first wife dishonored me. I had to pay her alimony.

    • Olivia Benson: What is this, open season? A few drinks, a little smoke, a bunch of guys wet down a couple dozen women?
      Elliot Stabler: Wilding's back in vogue.
      Olivia Benson: I hate that word, "wilding." Like it's some kind of party.

    • Alex Cabot: A man stands up and takes responsibility. A man isn't afraid to face the consequences of his actions.

    • Olivia Benson: Can you imagine what Maureen would do if you told her she couldn't wear jeans?
      Elliot Stabler: That's a place I don't want to go.

    • Elliot Stabler: Yo, homeys. You walk the walk, you got it in you to talk the talk.

    • Donald Cragen: It's pucker time, folks!

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode is the first to show the new main cast credits for this season. The cast credit order is as follows- Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March, Ice-T and Dan Florek. Also instead of showing the cast walk down through a door and down the hall (like what was done first season) they are all shown posing around a desk.

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