Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 11 Episode 2

Sugar

3
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 30, 2009 on NBC
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7.3
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  • SVU has done this plot before, but on the bright side, at least Kim Grayleck and Wentworth Miller ("Prison Break") are gone.

    6.0
    "Sugar" has a leg up on the previous episode, "Unstable," in that it isn't trying so hard to make the audience like its guest star; Wentworth Miller as a completely unbelievable and even boring cop in "Unstable," compared to Eric McCormack in "Sugar." Another plus are the ferocious sparks flying between ADA Sonia Paxton and the cops, especially Stabler, and her character is a huge relief after last season's obnoxious and too-young Kim Grayleck. The major flaw in this episode is that the "twist" has been done to death on this show and on the main "Law and Order" franchise. It's easy to see whodunit pretty early on, and if the writers are really trying to surprise the audience, then they are underestimating us. It would also be nice if the producers got back to what has given SVU a loyal fan base: the dynamics between the main characters.
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