Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 9 Episode 9

Paternity

7
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 27, 2007 on NBC
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6.7
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  • A throw-away crime for some excellent character story.

    8.8
    The story about Tommy and his mom, nanny, and two dads was thought-provoking enough for Elliott, but for the viewer, it was typical and uninteresting. Usual SVU plot lines would have taken a turn for the bizarre and unimaginable when Olivia and Kathy set out for the doctor. I agree that the accident was a little dramatic, and that it was "riddled" with medical inaccuracies, but I also don't think accuracy was what the show was going for this time. The Jaws of Life and the 10 minute drive to the hospital were put into the show for suspense, for the viewer to ponder whether Elliott would make it there in time. It was excellent suspense, and while he was off-camera, the viewer was forced to wonder what was going through his head. I cried when the baby was born and also when Liv and Elliott hugged at the end, but then giggled when they both brushed it off.
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