Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 4 Episode 10

Resilience

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 06, 2002 on NBC
8.8
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When a fifteen year old girl is saved from jumping in front of a train, SVU is called in to help her. She falsely accuses an ex-boyfriend of raping her, but when the search turns to her dysfunctional family, surprise discoveries are made. From an overly helpful father, mysterious children, an overaffectionate little girl, a bracelet, and finally sperm from two men who never raped, SVU discovers that the family is even worse off than they thought.moreless

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  • I don't know why, maybe it's Stabler and that little girl.. but this episode is so emotional to me.

    10
    When a young girl almost commits suicide, and then eventually leads the detectives to her disfunctional family, they find that Jackie's mother was pulling men off the street to sleep with her, because her husband couldn't have sex anymore. When they find that Jackie's father injected Jackie with two mens' sperm, they arrest him. With the help of an over affectionate little girl, and Stabler being able to step in at the last minute in a ward, because Jackie had a mental breakdown, the detectives solve the case, just to find that Jackie is alright, and that she doesn't have to live scared anymore.moreless
  • A girl is reluctant to tell the truth behind her sexual assault.

    9.5
    After trying to commit suicide by stepping onto the tracks of the subway, a fourteen year old girl turns up sexually assaulted and later pregnant. Olivia and Elliot take it upon themselves to find out what really happened. The girl's story keeps changing slightly here and there, and holes are slowly poked in it. The suspects range from neighbors to the girl's own father as some really great plot twists are thrown into the mix. Under stress, the girl reverts back into a child and Elliot has to go see her and get her to talk. It's an awkward yet well done scene where Elliot gets the girl to show him where she was touched, using a Barbie doll. At then end the girl starts crying and clings to him. It was a great moment where we really saw the father in Elliot taking over and hugging her back. I really loved this episode and I recommend it to anyone.moreless
  • Cleverly plotted, but not explained...

    8.0
    This episode was quite exciting, from the beginning I was hooked... You knew something more was going on there, and then when the people so willingly gave up DNA... But after that, I got lost...



    It was definently cleverly plotted, the plot was so intricate, every single detail mattered, but there were so many things that were never followed up on and confused me...



    Like why did this guy keep needing to have more kids? I wanted BD Wong to explain it to me.



    And so the rape accusation Jackie made was false? She was just covering for her dad?



    And what happened to the guy they originally brought in, with the piercing, and why was he following her in the subway?



    I would've liked this episode a whole lot more if it made any sense.moreless
  • How do the writers think up such creepy characters as this?

    8.4
    I have a soft spot for this episode. I taped it off the TV when I first started watching SVU, and throughout the following summer (after I had become thoroughly addicted, and there were no new episodes to be had) I watched it, and other episodes, a few too many times.



    As a result, I can't really remember the impact that it had when I saw it the first time, but on repeat viewings I still get creeped out by Tom Landricks and his idea of family. It also makes me very angry, as at several points I would dearly like to hit Angie Landricks and Jackie (especially when she changes her story in the courtroom).



    Well acted, lots of twists and turns, and a genuinely WEIRD storyline.moreless
  • An Emotional episode between the whole cast.

    8.5
    When a fourteen year old girl is saved from jumping in front of a train, Benson and Stabler are called to the seen of what seems to be a Murder. When they discover that the rapist is actually living next door, Although when they decided to try to find out who might be the second rapist, it leads both Benson and Stabler to Jackie's School. It turns out the father is a narcissistic who likes watching his wife have sex with strangers. When she gets pregnant, she has a Hysterectomy. The father turns to his daughter. The father told Jackie to go to her room, and he "sexually abused her." While her mother watched. The father tried to use other Mens sperm to impregnant her. This episode is probably the most Outrageous episode and horrific episode I have ever seen...moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Illeana Douglas

Illeana Douglas

Gina Bernardo

Guest Star

Anna Berger

Anna Berger

Karen's Grandmother

Guest Star

Leslie Ayvazian

Leslie Ayvazian

Judge Valdera

Guest Star

Jill Marie Lawrence

Jill Marie Lawrence

Cleo Conrad

Recurring Role

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Recurring Role

Jordan Gelber

Jordan Gelber

CSU Tech Layton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Don Cragen: You telling me that this guy gets his kicks from prostituting his wife and daughters?
      George Huang: His family is his own little cult. They devote themselves to making him happy.
      Olivia Benson: You think he's abusing Sally too?
      George Huang: I don't know if she's been abused but I wouldn't be surprised if she knew exactly what went on.
      Olivia Benson: Well, there's sex education for ya.

    • (Jackie has been moved to a treatment facility)
      Olivia Benson: What's goin' on?
      George Huang: Regression in service of the ego. When the present gets too frightening, people try to escape to a safer time.
      Olivia Benson: Can she recover?
      George Huang: Children are incredibly fragile. And incredibly resilient. Jackie could go either way.
      Elliot Stabler: She's playing with dolls. How do you know she's not faking?
      George Huang: You don't. Not until you talk to her.
      Elliot Stabler: Who, me? No, no. No, no, no. No, you're the shrink.
      George Huang: And you're the dad. That's what she's looking for. Another father.

    • Jackie: It's strange, looking at this person and he's a stranger but he's my father. He did all those horrible things but he's my father. I'm not keeping the baby. That's what my father wanted, isn't it? I'm not doing that anymore.

    • Olivia Benson: You used your own daughter.
      Angie Landricks: No, those men did. Randall and Eno.
      Olivia Benson: They swear that they didn't.
      Angie Landricks: Well, they're lying.
      Elliot Stabler: Either you let them rape your daughter or your husband took their semen out of you and did it himself.
      Angie Landricks: That's disgusting.
      Elliot Stabler: You're disgusting! You are! Your own child!

    • Tom Landricks: I love my daughter. She means everything to me. I will never harm a hair in her head.
      Alex Cabot: Shut up.

    • (Discussing Chelsea Doe's murder and the connection to the case.)
      Don Cragen: You think Landricks is a murderer, not just a sick freak?
      John Munch: Since when do those two exclude each other?

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Some aspects of this episode are similar to the Fred & Rosemary West serial killers. Fred would advertise for strangers to come and have sex with his wife whilst he watched. He would also prostitute his daughters and killed his children who threatened to tell the police. He also killed young women who came to the house and buried them under the cellar floor and the garden patio.

    • Dr. Huang mentions that Fred West liked to keep mementos from his killings.

      Fred West was a British serial killer caught in the 90's but committed suicide before he went to trial.

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