Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 4 Episode 24

Perfect

5
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 09, 2003 on NBC

Trivia

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  • Trivia

    • Goof: During Dr. Lang's interrogation, Olivia states that cloning humans is illegal. In fact, it is not illegal to clone humans using private funds either in the state of New York or by Federal law (Congress failed to pass a law in 2010). While the FDA claims to have jurisdiction, the jurisdictional issue has not been tested and their rules don't prevent it. This is an obvious writers' goof (at best) or a false projected win of a February 2003 House of Representatives bill (H.R. 534) to prevent all human cloning and stem cell research or cloning. Conventional wisdom at the time predicted a win, but after passing the House it died in the Senate.

  • Quotes

    • Olivia Benson: So you see yourself as the new Darwin? Maybe even the Messiah?
      Dr. Lang: I wouldn't go that far.

    • (Discussing Dr. Lang's practices)
      John Munch: If it makes you feel good, what's wrong with that?
      Fin Tutuola: That's the same excuse people use to get high. The doc's nothing more than a dealer with a license.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of both the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case and the Raelian cult, who claimed to have produced the first human clones.

    • Cragen compares Dr. Lang's actions to Mengele's actions toward the Jews. Josef Mengele was a physician who performed horrific, torturous medical experiments on Jews and others persecuted during the Holocaust.

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