Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 8 Episode 17

Sin

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 27, 2007 on NBC
6.0
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Stabler and Benson suspect a charismatic preacher in a case of murder until his wife provides them with another viable suspect.

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  • Boring

    4.2
    The stock character of the intolerant evangelical has become this age's version of the greedy Jew and the drunk Irishman. This episode was very boring. It was obvious from very early on that the minister was covering for someone. The wife was wooden and uninteresting. The only scene that remotely approached interesting was when the minister "accepted" his son, but even that was trite. Heaven forbid the writers should put some time into exploring the mentality of evangelical Christian views on homosexuality, instead of labeling the characters (the minister, his wife, his son) as "intolerant" or "tolerant". Let's try and move beyond tropes and stock characters.moreless
  • I really thought it was going to be a boring episode. God was I wrong.

    9.5
    Not as bad as I thought it was gonna be. And they didn't make the Reverend to be the horrible, gay murderer, Catholic stereotype in the end so that was good. Not a lot of EOness, but it was still a good episode. What else? Kind of disapointed they didn't play on the EOness from Philly. What was with Elliot suddenly being all holier then thou crap? I mean I know he has a strong faith, but he's never been that religious, even in Silence (the first priest child molester ep in season 3) And as always, glad to know that Elliot has once again screwed up his marriage because of work, pushing him more towards Olivia Also, loved the line said by Elliot's priest. I mean when have you ever heard a priest say 'stop being a smart ass?' I thought that was wicked funny. I honestly didn't know that it was he creepy smiling receptionist guy. At first I thought it was the priest, then his wife, then the sister who he brother told, then I thought the father again, then the mother, and it really threw me for a loop after I found out it was creepy smiling guy

    Really the only thing that bugged me was that the son that died in Iraq, he couldn't of been more then 20 and have 3 years Military experience. Yet he had more metals and badges then my own 46 yr old Sgt has.moreless
  • Fine example!

    9.7
    This show was a great show as sometimes SVU can be so dark that I count it the least favorite in the L&O franchise despite being the highest of the three. As the team investigates a charismatic preacher a'la Benny Hinn. May not go well with preachers of the calibur. This season, they didn't or haven't showed much of E/O but hopefully they will down the road.
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    9.0
    When the body of a male prostitute is found in a church yard, it is up to the Detectives of the Special Victims Unit to find out what happened. They are able to identify the victim and find that he was spending a lot of time on the phone with someone form New Souls Church. Detectives Benson and Stabler have to go through several people, but they are able to find out who was resonsible for the murder.



    This was a good episode. I didn't really know much about what was going to happen before I saw it, and it was a good storyline. I was a little worried to see how they would play out the reverend's involvement in the murder, but I think that they handled it well. I did have a hard time guessing who was behind it all, which was what the previewe promised.moreless
  • Catch some crows? This episode was definitely for the birds...

    7.0
    Prediticable for the most part. Who out there did not see the wife-shooting-husband part coming? My blind Aunt Fanny could have seen that. And how many times have we seen Eliot and Olivia get confessions out of a sibling? Seems to me it was not long ago. And if I had been the guy there in the church office when the dectectives cane in with the warrant fot the financial records, I would have skipped town immediately it was so obvious they were on to something (and he is the one who committed the murder). Pretty dumb all around if you ask me. Only one scene in the courtroom (the arraignment) so at least they did not drag us in there for any long, drawn-out time. One good thing in this episode: Stabler talking about moving back in with Kathy. Hope that storyline keeps going.moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Diane Neal

Diane Neal

A.D.A. Casey Novak

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Fin Tutuola

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker

Hannah Curtis

Guest Star

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly

Rev. Jeb Curtis

Guest Star

Corey Sorenson

Corey Sorenson

Paul Curtis

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Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle

Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran

Recurring Role

Joel de la Fuente

Joel de la Fuente

TARU Tech Ruben Morales

Recurring Role

John Cullum

John Cullum

Attorney Barry Moredock

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