Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 9 Episode 4

Savant

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 16, 2007 on NBC
7.2
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The only witness to a young woman's horrific beating is her mentally challenged daughter.

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  • Amazing

    9.7
    While it does not seem like this episode is really a favorite of all Law and Order SVU fans, I personally loved it. I loved the plot itself, and all of the actors, guests and everyone were amazing. I loved how they really looked into something new in this episode. I have never heard of William's Syndrome, and to add it into one of the episodes was a brilliant idea. The ending was incredibly sad, but the episode itself is probably one of my favorite episodes. I'm not sure where these low reviews are coming from, but I absolutely loved it.moreless
  • Williams Syndrome featured

    9.0
    It was especially nice to see Williams Syndrome featured in this episode. This show is a family favorite and, since Williams Syndrome is fairly rare, it was interesting that the writer(s) saw fit to use this genetic anomoly for their plot driver.

    For those unfamiliar with Williams Syndrome, the show at one point or another talked about every symptom and diagnostic device for Williams Syndrome. My wife and I wondered who is associated with the show and knows someone with Williams Syndrome.

    Almost universally with Williams Syndrome patients, their hearing is acute. My daughter can not tolerate weed eaters, power drills, dentist drills, blenders without prior warning. The whispering scene in the court room brought smiles around here because we experience that all the time. Even whispering in another room is not necessarily successful in keeping secrets, e.g., Christmas presents, birthday plans, romantic rendezvous requests.

    After this episode aired, we called many friends and family to alert them to watch when the show is repeated in this market. We look forward to watching it again.moreless
  • Poor child!

    8.4
    I think that the way the adults treated that mentally challenged girl was unexcusable. And that they treated her like she was a thing, not a human being. Munch, who usually is good with kids, really kind of was a jerk. I mean, the girl just lost her mom in cold blood. As her dad was being protected by the FBI. Who else but cute but jerky agent Dean Porter shows up. Loved it when Fin told him to stick the warrant up his you know where. Porter I thought had no right to tell Stabler that he was a b**tard. Olivia is only around by twenty minutes. You will tell it will be Porter vs Staber til the end.moreless
  • I was very happy with this episode!

    9.0
    This is the best episode of the season so far. I am so relieved about that, after my disappointment with the previous two episodes. :)



    The little girl, Katie, was so cute. I loved all of her scenes. It was funny when she asked everyone for a hug. She played with Fin's hair and called Casey pretty (or beautifu?). She even asked the judge for a hug. That part was extremely funny.



    The funniest part of the episode, though, was when Fin and Lake were sitting in the waiting room and that woman thought they were a gay couple. Lake put his hand on Fin's knee!! I was laughing for several minutes from that part. I'm laughing now just thinking about it.



    I was happy to see Munch (and his conspiracy theories) in this episode. It was funny when he told Katie not to talk to strangers. I want to know what is going on with Kathy. Elliott did not look happy when Liv mentioned Kathy. "Over 40 & pregnant" is a very unenthusiastic way to discuss their upcoming child. I felt so bad for Katie's mother. Yes, she's a cheater who was pregnant by another man, which is just wrong. But it was sad at the end when she had no idea why she couldn't go home. Katie was so sad too. This episode was good. I was happy to see everyone in the episode (though Warner was missing). This episode was good, the best yet of the season.moreless
  • Very good.

    9.4
    In this episode we get to know a mentally retarded little girl that was the only witness to her mothers assault.



    We dont get to see Olivia much, what is always sad for me cause i really love her, but i do love Elliot too.



    Very funny scene when Tutuola and the new guy are waiting at the clinic and some girl thinks they are a gay couple hehehe very good.



    So, the little girl ends up identifing her mothers assault because she has very good hearing, actually excellent hearing.



    Was a very good episode overall, but im hoping that the next one is better.moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Sgt. John Munch

Diane Neal

Diane Neal

ADA Casey Novak

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Adam Beach

Adam Beach

Det. Chester Lake

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Paulina Gerzon

Paulina Gerzon

Katie Nicholson

Guest Star

Geraldine Hughes

Geraldine Hughes

Tina Parven

Guest Star

Robert Clohessy

Robert Clohessy

Joel Parven

Guest Star

Joanna Merlin

Joanna Merlin

Judge Lena Petrovsky

Recurring Role

Peter Riegert

Peter Riegert

Chauncey Zeirko

Recurring Role

Caren Browning

Caren Browning

Captain Judith Siper

Recurring Role

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