Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 15

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 10, 2009 on NBC
8.4
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Episode Summary

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A pediatrician convicted of molesting his patients is found murdered after threatening a countersuit against his medical practice and the police department, and while investigating his claims along with motives for his killing Stabler and Benson run into former ADA Cabot who has her own reason for involving herself in the case.moreless

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  • FINALLY!! This is the SVU we love

    9.5
    Good old SVU is back!

    Where the case is the main thing and not the dramas of the Detectives or how much awards worthy material have the special guests to work with.



    Where all the members of the team are present and active, where the case has nice twists and the court scenes are important.



    This is the SVU we LOVED! Cause the last 3 seasons or so it has become like a vessel only for EMMYS acting nominations. I'll take this episode over any Robin Williams brilliant performed episode. Good performances can't always save a weak story.



    I have to admit, I'd never realised how important was Stephanie March for the show. No offence to the last 2 ADAs but even her presense on screen elevated the level of this epi.



    I just hope the show will go on like this. This season so far was much better than the previous 2 but still not as good as pre-season 7.moreless
  • The return of ADA Alexandra Cabot!

    10
    What a great episode! I was expecting it to be very good, mainly because Stephanie March reprises her role as ADA Alexandra Cabot in this episode. The episode started off in a courtroom with the defendant, a doctor, being found guilty on all counts of sexual abuse of his male patients, all of whom are children. As ADA Greyleck is talking to the press, the defense attorney walks up to her and hands her a piece of paper, telling her that they (the NYPD) are being sued for not going after this guy sooner if he did all of these things. Of course IAB get involved and tries to get the detectives to mess up while talking to them, but as usual, Stabler, Benson and Cragen are right. After going to the hospital where Dr. Keppler worked and after finding out that they did not turn him in when they knew what they did, Benson & Stabler go to Keppler's apartment, only to find him dead. While waiting for Warner, Fin and Munch walk over and say Cragen's on his way over with Greyleck...only she is at a conference for a while and enter...Alex Cabot. Cue the rather stunned faces of the four detectives.



    This was such a good episode! Stephanie's 'snarkiness' made me remember why I love this show and why I love the 2nd through the beginning of the 5th seasons so much. I love the whole series, but of all three ADA's the show has had, Alex is my favorite by a mile. She's down to earth and at the same time can really get to the defendant. The writing in this episode was very well done. I liked that the defendant, a 19 year old former patient of Dr. Keppler is found to be incompetent not because of a developmental disorder, but because he suffers from Pica -- a disorder in which a person eats objects other than food. Looking forward to the upcoming episodes!moreless
  • It's like going back to the good ol' days of SVU.

    10
    Words cannot express how happy I am to see Alex Cabot back. Seeing her in the courtroom, the precinct, the judge's chambers...it's like I'm watching an episode from season 4.



    Anyway, the episode was good with its twists and turns. From statutory rape to murder to lead poisoning, the writers did a pretty okay job weaving the three together. Of course, Alex Cabot and her "Specs of Justice" made the episode more fun to watch.



    I wish they delved more into what happened to her after leaving WPP (hopefully they will in the next few episodes). But I liked the fact that they made Alex look like she lost some of her edge in the beginning (because it showed how much she's changed after all that has happened to her) and then bounce back in the end.



    Okay, my thoughts are all a mess. That's what happiness and excitement can do to a person. Ever since Diane Neal left, I kind of lost interest (I still watched every week, though). TPTB did a good move; bringing Alex back gave me a reason to watch and reminded me of why I love this show.moreless
  • Guess what Alex Is Back.

    9.5
    Yes I said it Alex Cabot is back. This Episode was great better than the some other ones in the season. This Episode starts with Conviction of a doctor. Then the doctor sues the Hospital, and later he is murdered. Later we find out Alex Cabot is on the case. Why is she back, you have to watch and see. This episode had less plot twists focused on the case, also Dr. Haung had a bigger part, this season which was good, and the culprit will suprise you. The only complaint is that the show is getting sentimental. The Defendant in the last 3 episodes get lighter sentences because the Detectives feel sorry for them, I want less of that. Well Thats it Gotta Fly.moreless
  • From the opening - this episode looked to be really good, and it sure was. Full of law suits, negligence, molestation, and last but not least, ADA Cabot comes back!

    9.5
    I did become fond of the new ADA, but Cabot was always a great part of this show, I just wish they went into a little detail of why ADA Greylek left. She did a great job this episode, expecially what she did to the representive at the end of the episode. That confirmed that she was seriously back! I thought the star who played the "mentally disabled" man did a good job. These types of episodes always touch me because it really does reflect on the world..



    I was surprised to see they actually had more then a 30 second scene with Dr. Huang, expecially with his scene in the interrogation room.



    All in all, another great episode from SVU, they've been doing a good job this season with their story lines and episodes.moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Sgt. John Munch

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Lawrence Arancio

Lawrence Arancio

Doctor Keppler

Guest Star

John Gallagher Jr.

John Gallagher Jr.

Jeff Lynwood

Guest Star

Fredric Lehne

Fredric Lehne

Clive Lynwood

Guest Star

Mariette Hartley

Mariette Hartley

Lorna Scarry

Recurring Role

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

ADA Alexandra Cabot

Recurring Role

David Thornton

David Thornton

Lionel Granger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Nitpick: It seems odd that even the judges are welcoming Alex back, since she was a bureau chief in the DA's office for a number of years before her return to the SVU desk.

    • Goof: Stabler said that the police record showed that Mr. Lynwood blew a 2.2 on the breathalyzer. A BAC that high is medically impossible, except postmortem. Presumably he meant to say .22, which is still nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

    • ADA Greylek was called back to Washington, D.C. and the Department of Justice by the "new administration."

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (The attorneys gather in Judge Moredock's chambers after Jeff's testimony)
      Lionel Granger: I want her brought before the disciplinary committee for badgering Jeffrey. My clients are furious.
      Alex Cabot: Clients?! Jeffrey Lynwood is your client. Not his parents. (to the judge) I'm moving to disqualify Mr. Granger as counsel.
      Lionel Granger: Oh, she's posturing.
      Alex Cabot: You're a sleaze bag! You're letting Jeffrey's father call the shots, because he can pay you and Jeffrey can't.
      Lionel Granger: I'm acting in my client's best interests.
      Judge Moredock: Your client has as much business on a witness stand as I do riding in a rodeo! Only a horse's ass would ignore his diminished mental capacity.
      Lionel Granger: You're outta line, Your Honor.
      Judge Moredock: And you are a disgrace to the defense bar, Mr. Granger! And if you don't get your act in line, I'll grant her motion and report you to the disciplinary committee. Now, get out!

    • Michael Rowan: (upon his arrest) I'll have your ass for this.
      Alex Cabot: I already have yours, and it's on the record.

    • Jeff Lynwood: Why're you crying, Daddy?
      Clive Lynwood: (hugs Jeff) Because I didn't help you as much as I should've, (crying) and I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.
      Jeff Lynwood: It's okay, Dad, I did a bad thing.

    • Clive Lynwood: Dr. Keppler never tested Jeff for lead before or after his seizure, did he?
      Virginia Lynwood: No.
      Clive Lynwood: And he didn't say anything about it either. That bastard victimized Jeff twice!

    • Elliot Stabler: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?
      Olivia Benson: When he opens his mouth.

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