Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 4


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 2008 on NBC

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  • So, when doesn't the big start end up being the guilty party?

    If they'd done this exact same story with a no-name actor playing Stabler's hero, it would have been infinitely better. But because his hero was played by James Brolin, it was obvious from the start that he was the killer, and so when Eliot had his epiphany at the end of the episode and reviewed all the ways Brolin had tried to mislead them, there was no surprise to it at all. I'd picked up on every single point along the way (including being able to predict from the moment Brolin too Chris Eliott's character - Thibidoux - aside that Brolin was going to tell him that the skinny kid was the killer and that Thibidoux would attack him and then be killed in the resulting brouhaha.) Last week's episode was amazing, one of the best ever for this series, but this week? There was potential, but their tendency to have the big-name guest-star was like pouring motor oil into an otherwise delicious stew.