Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 14 Episode 13

Monster's Legacy

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 06, 2013 on NBC
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Episode Summary

A janitor's brutal attack of a school's gymnastics coach eventually reveals that the janitor was the victim of another coach—one who is a serial pedophile with ties to a death-row inmate. Benson asks Bayard Ellis to right a wrong with a last-minute appeal.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • horrible

    1.0
    this episode just really sucked.
  • Monster's Legacy

    6.5
    The pervert character played by Ed Asner that could read the body language and strategize against convinction was intriguing, but this episode as a whole was a little too over the top. They tried too hard to have a Jerry Sandusky-esque case, and then trying to have Mike Tyson as a sympathetic figure was a little weird as well.
  • Still a none starter

    2.0
    It's a shame that relative episodes like this gets over shadowed by horrible "Politically Motivated" episodes like the one last week. The producers/writers of this show seem only to care about getting their personal message out; in hope of shaping opinions regarding their perverted viewers. This show will like all the other with the same under lying message be canceled. The general viewing public is choking on the crap! Note: The idea to take one of the toughest black-men in modern pop culture and make him a victim (rape) of this horrible act is over the top. Mike Tyson served his time. Your need to see him behind bars on TV was really shallow.moreless
  • Awful

    1.0
    Check out my comments in the Forum. I knew as soon as I saw the preview that the episode was about a black man on death row what it was going to be about. Every TV crime drama does at least one of these every season. Sure he was technically guilty but his victim deserved it and the racist justice system screwed him over so he should get off. When was the last time the NYPD worked to exonerate a murderer in another state?



    As an aside, what happened to the tattoo on Tyson's face?moreless
  • Intriguing

    9.5
    What an episode! It was suspenseful as well as sad. The episode was almost perfect.



    *SPOILER*











    I just wish we got to see what happened to the old guy at the end. I wanted to know if he would convicted.
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin Tutuola

Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Det. Nick Amaro

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Reggie Rhodes

Guest Star

Edward Asner

Edward Asner

Martin Schultz

Guest Star

Enid Graham

Enid Graham

Marnie Lathrop

Guest Star

Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher

Bayard Ellis

Recurring Role

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    • Parts of this episode appear to be "ripped from the headlines" of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. In November 2011, Jerry Sandusky (professor emeritus and former defensive coordinator at Pennsylvania State University) was arrested on 40 counts of alleged sexual abuse for which he was later found guilty and sentenced in 2012 to 30-60 years in prison for his crimes. Sandusky used a charitable organization he founded to find many of his victims, and utilized his privileges at Penn State to reward and abuse his victims. The use of Penn State facilities caused the ouster of Joe Paterno, the Lions' beloved football coach, just days before his death. The board also called for college president Graham Spanier's resignation.

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