Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 14 Episode 18

Legitimate Rape

22
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 27, 2013 on NBC
7.9
out of 10
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38 votes
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A sports reporter accuses her cameraman of raping her. The team and ADA Barba work toward a solid prosecution that will convict the man, but the reporter's fetus, conceived by the rape, hands the defense a tool it uses ruthlessly to their advantage.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Love It

    7.0
    I love it when the defendant ripped that bitch Olivia Benson in being a man hater.
  • A cameraman wrecks the life of a sports reporter.

    9.0
    This was a really good episode where a sports reporter comes forward claiming to be raped by the cameraman but this episode took many turns when he was able to get his own way all the time so after the family hearing Avery had enough and she was forced to run because of one man Overall I really liked the episode and the episode had a real bad guy who you wanted to be stopped.moreless
  • Great episode with a real villain

    8.5
    Reading some reviews, I have to believe we were watching different episodes. I found this gripping start to finish.



    A sports reporter accuses her camera-man of stalking and sexual assault, only to have become pregnant from the incident. Being told that she is unable to conceive, she is torn between her desire to be a mother and the circumstances of her conception. As the trial progresses, she is forced to make a decision between her life and the future of her child.



    I won't give anything away, so just watch it with an open mind and remember that it is just TV, not a political statement and you should be fine. I give this episode 8.5/10, in comparison to other SVU episodes. One of the best of the season.moreless
  • Excellent Episode

    10
    Well-written, well-acted, timely & relevant. I'd give it a 9, but I want to counteract the neo-cons who target the show with poor reviews purely for political purposes. So, a 10 it is.
  • Legitimate Rape

    8.0
    One of the strongest SVUs in recent memory. A great bad guy who was able to manipulate the system to his advantage, but I did not like Olivia and company breaking the rules at the end, when they claim to be unlike those corrupt police officials they help put away.



    Not an original concept, but edgy in execution.
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Det. Nick Amaro

Kelli Giddish

Kelli Giddish

Det. Amanda Rollins

Lauren Cohan

Lauren Cohan

Avery Jordan

Guest Star

David Marciano

David Marciano

Rick Purcell

Guest Star

Robert Bogue

Robert Bogue

Jason Hollis

Guest Star

Raul Esparza

Raul Esparza

ADA Rafael Barba

Recurring Role

Elizabeth Marvel

Elizabeth Marvel

Ms. Calhoun

Recurring Role

Ned Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg

Roger Kressler

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