Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 9 Episode 13

Unorthodox

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2008 on NBC
6.2
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Benson and Stabler investigate a tutor after a student is beaten and sexually assaulted, but their investigation soon leads them to another student.

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  • God-awful. What is wrong with this picture?

    1.0
    "Unorthodox" was seriously awful. I hated every stupid minute of it. Don't get me wrong. I love Stabler and Munch, but they were very annoying in this episode. My girlfriend and I liked last weeks which was "Signature" and "Streetwise" which aired on New Year's Eve. This is the worst episode. It made absolute zero sense. Everyone who guest starred, playing Jewish characters and tried to speak Hebrew, was extremely pathetic. And the Orthodox Jewish community, Why the heck can't anyone get this baloney right? What's the heck was the deal? The Hebrew pronunciation was a joke from all sides which I totally agree with. There absolutely wasn't a single "Jewish" character who got even the simplest words correctly. They spoke like some kind of rubbish in this episode. They seriously can't make an authentic looking Jew? Give me a freaking break!



    I'm sorry but I do not recommend this episode at all.moreless
  • The ending was a let down, but a good episode nonetheless

    8.8
    I liked this episode right until the end. It was so good to see Munch on the show. It was great for him to have a significant role in this episode. I didn't mind that there wasn't much Olivia. I like her but other characters need a chance to have the spotlight sometimes. The case was just strange from the beginning but I was intrigued about who the little boy was protecting. I felt so bad for all four rape victims. I also felt bad for the sick little criminal after his father rejected him. I really feel that the suspect used his four victims to feel powerful and to create a false image of himself. I was so mad when he basically got away with raping the four children. Just imagining the years of therapy the kids will have to endure is enough to make me never watch this episode again.



    I thought the episode was well acted. The kids all did a great job. But the child rapist was a bit sickening and very sad and it was made worse by the child getting away with it.



    I liked that Casey didn't ease up on the kid, even with Stabler trying to convince her. It's just a shame that she didn't win the case.moreless
  • Child does not understand consequences of his actions

    9.5
    Good episode pointing out an all too common and frightening truth. You have to wonder how many kids in this world are just like Jack. They rape and have sex because they think it is normal with no regrets, no idea what they have done. And what about the victims? They have to live with what happened to them for the rest of their lives; permanently scarred. They are the ones I feel for the most. They are more likely to suffer from depression and committ suicide just to escape the memories and the pain. Very well written, acted and overall portrayed.moreless
  • Another farcical attempt on the part of a network to give a portrayal of a segment of the Orthodox Jewish community. Why can't anyone get it right?

    1.2
    What's the deal? The Hebrew pronunciation was pathetic from all sides. There wasn't a single "Jewish" character who got even the simplest words correctly. Munch is Jewish and even he couldn't get it right. The Rabbi's side locks, beards, hairstyles are so simple to get right. Let them go down to Williamsburg in Brooklyn and take a look around! Hollywood can make vampires look real, make Iron Man fly, have a woman who can whisper to authentic looking ghosts, but they can't make an authentic looking Jew? Come on!

    OK, so most of America doesn't know the difference...but some of us do and it gets frustrating.

    A good episode that begs an apology from Mr. Wolf and NBC.moreless
  • Great episode but it really makes you think.

    9.1
    In this episode a young boy turns up raped, and later a few more girls do as well. But the worst part is not the crime itself, but who committed the crime. If a child were to only have TV to turn to for examples of how to get through life then I think that this is a very likely scenario. It was saddening to think if what this child went through and throughout the entire episode the only thing I could think about was how many others out there had done something like that? We fill our lives full of so much TV that it is almost impossible to tell what it real and what isn't; what is acceptable and what is not. This episode is an eye opener and it is one that I do recommend, but just so that the viewer has a chance to really think about the episode and the everlasting effect TV has on the young and impressionable minds of children.moreless
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Ice-T

Det. Fin Tutuola

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Diane Neal

Diane Neal

A.D.A. Casey Novak

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Sgt. John Munch

Braeden Lemasters

Braeden Lemasters

David Zelinsky

Guest Star

Noah Joseph Allain

Noah Joseph Allain

Jacob Ribowski

Guest Star

Bob Dishy

Bob Dishy

Rabbi Iskowitz

Guest Star

David Lipman

David Lipman

Judge Arthur Cohen

Recurring Role

Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle

Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran

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Linda Emond

Linda Emond

Dr. Sopher

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