Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2008 on NBC

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  • A 7-year-old crashes a van in the opening scenes of "Trials". SVU are called in to figure out if the boy was trying to escape issues at home. Just as B&S decide that the boy's only is ADD, he discloses that his foster parents have been abusing him....

    I actually quite liked this episode! It had just the right amount of twists and turns to keep the viewer interested, (the ending, especially, was very unexpected!). The actor who played the 7 year old abuse victim was extremely good - I (like Benson and Staebler) also wanted to throttle him at the start of the episode, but really felt sorry for him by the end. I also liked the scene in the beginning, where B&S's patience with the boy was clearly wearing thin, showing that even they can't be nice, caring and sypathetic to children ALL the time! xx