Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 3 Episode 7

Sacrifice

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 09, 2001 on NBC
8.4
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106 votes
5

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A shooting outside of a gay bar leads the detectives to the victim's family, which includes a bitter feud with his parents, and his wife's involvement in pornographic movies.

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  • Zack Attacked!

    7.0
    All of y'all remember that show 'Saved By The Bell' featuring Mark-Paul Gosselar as Zach?' But this time he isn't saved, just the latest victim. Benson and Stabler investigate a rape, and shooting of a man outside a gay bar. A guy named Wesley Jensen refuses to cooperate with the cops on who or why that did this to him. And with his wife (Elizabeth Banks), daughter, and his estranged parents involved, this wasn't a happy family reunion. The cops later found out that Wesley was doing gay porn to cover the bills for his sick daughter. And in another twist, his wife is caught doing porn in her daughter's presence. The detectives look into their director who had mob ties if he was involved in the shooting. This leads back to a witness named Phil, who was a recovering addict, but relapsed. Fin gets tough on Phil asking who was the shooter, and it was the director. But, the director was found dead by a gunshot. At first it was Wesley, but it later turned out to be his wife, who was trying to become a successful porn star. She wouldn't last.



    I liked this episode a bit. It goes to show you that people use others for their own benefit. I had that experience before. The chick had a rough life, and she wanted to do porn for respect? Lack of self-esteem.moreless
  • This episode was almost a snoozer. I've seen much better.

    6.0
    It was great seeing Mark-Paul Gosselar and it was also great to see the writer's dealing with such a complex issue, but what a boring episode.



    Mark-Paul plays a married man with a very sick child. The only way he and his wife can make the kind of money they need is by working in the sex industry, which means gay porn for him. That's a refreshing idea, but it all seems to fall apart after the now-sober homeless junkie vet makes his statement.



    The only SVU detective who shows any real emotion in this episode is Fin, and even then it's the scowling kind. I'm glad that the writers eventually realized that giving the characters a life and feelings was actually a good thing.moreless
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar guest stars as gay for pay male porn star Wesley Jansen. The portrayal may or may not be an accurate portrayal of the porn scene today. Gosselaar's performance is award winning!moreless

    9.4
    After "Saved by the Bell' and before his role in "NYPD Blue," Mark-Paul Gosselaar busted his chops playing a guy performing gay sex acts in porn in order to pay for medical treatments for his baby girl.



    The episode begins with Gosselaar being found seriously injured outside of a gay bar. In the hospital we find that he has 'sacrificed' everything for his high school sweetheart and who he perceives is his little girl.



    This is an incredible episode as we learn how hoplessly in love he is with the slutty wife. She is the worst form of female. The girl is a top female sex performer in porn. She was supposedly impregnated by Jansen. They had a child with a cystic fibrosis type ailment. Her manager dazzles her with money. The manager has no intention of giving up his grip on her.

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  • Yuck, absolutely disgusting!!!!

    3.0
    I did not like this episode one bit. I totally agree, this was a very stupid and boring episode. The whole acting was monday morning horrible. The storyline was very pointless. The plot was extremely predictable and pathetic, and what make matters worse, we see a married man with a very very sick child. The only way he and his wife can make the kind of money they need is by working in the sex industry, which means gay porn for him. That's a refreshing idea, but it all seems to absolutely fall apart after the now-sober homeless junkie vet makes his statement. Give me a freackin break!!! Dolls was such a way better episode than this.moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    8.0
    An unknown man is found shot and sexually assaulted outside of a gay bar. Detecteves Benson and Stabler begin to determine who the victim is. Their investigation leads them to find that his name is Wesley Jansen. The Detectives find themselves in the middle of the porn industry, where Jansen's wife is a star. Needing money to pay off medical debts, his wife, Jania kills the one person who stands in the way of her stardom.



    This was a good episode. It was nice to see a famous guest start. Mark-Paul Gosselaar is most famous for his role on Saved by The Bell, and it was nice to see him in such a different role. He did a very good job on the show.moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Fin Tutuola

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Wesley Jansen

Guest Star

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Jaina Jansen

Guest Star

Tom Gilroy

Tom Gilroy

Cal Oman

Guest Star

Rob Bartlett

Rob Bartlett

Milton Schoenfeld

Recurring Role

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Recurring Role

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