Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 2 Episode 1

Wrong Is Right

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 20, 2000 on NBC
8.9
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Stabler's daughter, Maureen, bears witness to a horrific crime scene; the murder of a man who was set on fire. The internal investigation into the psyches of the SVU detectives yields interesting results.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Someone Goeth & The 'Ice'Man Cometh

    8.0
    Stabler and his daughter are riding home after a beach party until they stumble into a crime scene. A body of a man burned with a bullet to the head, and the daughter bears witness to that. Traumatic? The body turned out to be Andrew Croft. He's been working for Radial Velocity, and his boss refuses to cooperate with the leading Munch suspecting a cover up. They track down his 16 year-old adopted son, Michael, and he confessed to killing him. But, there is a motive. It turns out that Andrew lived a double life as a sexual predator who likes boys. Here comes new ADA Alexandra Cabot to fix the connection between his crimes and his employer. Michael is brought to trial and everything goes back to Radial Velocity and the boss is arrested. Meanwhile, Stabler and Jeffries jobs are on the line when Cragen is brought in by the commission investigating their actions by a shrink. Cragen shows pictures of the victims to show them how Stabler feels. Luckily, Stabler is in the clear, but Jeffries is another story because in the last scene, here comes Ice-T to replace her. She's not happy about it.



    The episode was good. Nice plot twist. We had to introduce two new players, Stephanie March and Ice-T

    to change things up. It's slowly becoming a transition when the producers are going to the original 'Law & Order' format. Crime in the first half, Courts in the second. We got to see something. Jeffries, and the victim out, Ice-T in.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show law and order the phsch evalve still is there and turns out that stabler who said that he thinks about killing people that raped and killed others and jeffreys said she has sex with people that they investgate. and so the captain was really mad and stabler is on the way to the beach to pick up his dautgher and he does and there on the way home when they see a scene were a thing is on fire he goes to put it out and turns out its body that was shot and his gentiles lit on fire and they investgate and learned the boy he was taken care of he was molesting and he even tried his friend and one of his works was involved also turns out jeffreys was let go and ice t came in to take her place and stabler got to keep his jobmoreless
  • A big change to the show...

    10
    Really loved this episode. I think that the episode covered more story then normal and i was totally shocked to see that Jeffries got the boot and that they called in the big guns... Ice T! The main story to this episode was Stapler's daughter witnessing the site of a murder victim, and how it caused a lot of problems. But to me all this story was filler, i wanted to know who would be out Stapler or Jeffries. I love SVU so much, the stories are so intresting and exciting and this episode has put the second season off to a great start. I am really keen to find out where they will go plot wise this season...moreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    8.5
    While driving home with his daughter, Detective Stabler responds to a roadside fire. After extinguishing the flames, they find victim Andrew Crofton dead from one gun shot wound to the head. Being his usual untrusting self, Detective Munch sets his sights on a government conspiracy fronted by the victims employer, Radial Velocity. Fearing that he was killed in a coverup, they question Crofton's adoptive son, Michael. When Michael confesses to the murder of his guardian, the detectives uncover the truth. Andrew was a convicted child molestor and when his identiy was changed because of National Security, was able to successfully adopt Michael. During the investigation, Detectives Stabler and Jefferies are repremanded beacuse of the results of their psych evaluations that took place duing the season finale of the previous season.



    This is a good episode. It hits really close to home for Detective Stabler, because his daughter saw Crofton's body when it was engulfed in flames. Definitely worth the watch.moreless
  • Jeffries out, Fin in!

    9.3
    The case in and of itself was very sad tale about a teenage boy killing his adoptive father because of the abuse he endured throughout his childhood from him. How sick is it that you adopt a foreign child in order to sexually abuse him when your supposed to give him a loving home. Then we find out the boy's father also had an accomplice, which was his boss. Watching the boy finally breakdown in court was very sad after bottling all his emotions inside for so long. Great Episode! Now to character changes. We find out that Stabler and Jeffries jobs are on the line after the psychological exams. Stabler weaves his way out of trouble but Jeffries can't. Jeffries is leaving the Special Victims Unit! In coming Fin!

    Overall a splendid episode!moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Det. Monique Jeffries

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Adam Kaufman

Adam Kaufman

Michael Goran

Guest Star

Gerry Bamman

Gerry Bamman

Craig Prince

Guest Star

John Driver

John Driver

Police Commissioner Lyle Morris

Guest Star

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot

Recurring Role

Erin Broderick

Erin Broderick

Maureen Stabler

Recurring Role

Isabel Gillies

Isabel Gillies

Kathy Stabler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nitpick: From the murder scene it is clear that the person was shot in the bed, as the copious amounts of blood and splatter clearly illuminate this. Also, the cops say several times that Andrew was shot in the head, as if it's an assassination. Why then, did Benson and Stabler immediately accept the story that Michael gave that the shooting was accidental and the result of a struggle? Even going so far as to say when they come back to the squad room that they "got a confession". It was obvious the "confession" was a lie.

    • Nitpick: Stabler comments that Michael Goran was a straight-A student, but earlier the school counselor had commented that Michael received both As and Bs.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Detective Jefferies: Can I help you?
      Detective Fin Tutuola: Yeah, my name's Odafin Tutuola, I was reassigned here from Narcotics.
      Detective Jefferies: You're here for my job.
      Detective Fin Tutuola: Oh. Well, this is awkward.
      Detective Jefferies: Try it from my end.

    • Alexandra Cabot: Who is this man?
      Michael Goran: No, he'll kill me.
      Alexandra Cabot: He can't hurt you.
      Michael Goran: You don't know his powers.
      Alexandra Cabot: Michael, you are in the custody of the city of New York, he can't get to you.
      Michael Goran: He can get to anybody, and he will to protect the secret.
      Alexandra Cabot: A Child molester only has power as long as his secret is kept. You tell the truth, his power is gone. What's his name Michael?

    • Elliot Stabler: What are you doing up?
      Maureen Stabler: I couldn't sleep.
      Elliot Stabler: What's the matter? You got nightmares?
      Maureen Stabler: You have to sleep to have nightmares.
      Elliot Stabler: Right. What was I thinking? You want something to drink?
      Maureen Stabler: No. Dad. What that boy Michael did to that man...
      Elliot Stabler: That man was supposed to take care of Michael. And instead he molested him. He abused him physically, he betrayed his trust and I think Michael...just had enough.
      Maureen Stabler: So what happens now?
      Elliot Stabler: He's probably gonna go to prison. All he's gotta do is tell the truth. What is it with you kids?
      Maureen Stabler: It's hard to talk to adults.
      Elliot Stabler: Why?
      Maureen Stabler: You're always judging us. You expect us to be like you and get mad if we're not. It's just easier to talk to our friends.
      Elliot Stabler: What if you don't have any friends?
      Maureen Stabler: Everybody's got friends.

    • Emil Skoda: How long have you been on the force?
      Elliot Stabler: 14 years.
      Emil Skoda: In all those years, how many murders have actually made sense?
      Elliot Stabler: None. But ... some I understood.
      Emil Skoda: But this one ... you let get under your skin. Why?
      Elliot Stabler: This one, my daughter saw.

    • John Munch: Reevaluation stinks.
      Monique Jeffries: Truly. Best crime stats in thirty years and they're reevaluating?
      John Munch: It's how it works. We get rid of the criminals they fear, they start fearing us. Public hates tough cops 'til they need one.

    • (After talking with Cragen about the hearing about if he could keep his job.)
      Kathy Stabler: So?
      Elliot Stabler: The Morris Commission cleared me.

    • (Talking to the Morris Commission and showing them pictures of victims.)
      Donald Cragen: This little boy's mother stuck his hands on a frying pan until his fingers burned off ... this rape victim required twelve hours of surgery to have a steel plate put into her head after her attacker pummeled her with a claw hammer ... this one didn't make it ... is there anybody on this panel who doesn't share Detective Stabler's anger for the perpetrators? This man is a good cop. As his commanding officer, I stand with him and every good cop who faces these horrors day after day and has the strength to keep his impulses in check. Now if you can look at these pictures and not understand that, the problem here isn't Elliot Stabler, is it?

    • Alex Cabot: (to Michael Goren) A child molester only has power as long as his secret is kept. You tell the truth, his power is gone.

    • Elliot Stabler: You're protecting your win-loss ratio.
      Donald Cragen: Elliot.
      Alex Cabot: It's okay, Captain. Detective Stabler's judgment is clouded by the stress of the Morris Commission's review and the fact that Michael did what he fantasizes about -- kill a perpetrator.
      Donald Cragen: It's not my fantasy and I stand with Detective Stabler on this.

    • Olivia Benson: Hey. How'd it go?
      Elliot Stabler: I talked too much. Again.

    • Alex Cabot: (very fast) You want me to secure a search warrant for the offices of a defense contractor to search classified, national security files for evidence in a sexually motivated homicide?
      John Munch: Yes, you got a problem with that?
      (Alex dials the phone.)
      Alex Cabot: Judge Hermann, please. (pauses) Uncle Bill ... look, I need a little favor.
      (Next scene; Munch slaps the warrant down on the desk at Radial Velocity.)
      Craig Prince: You've got to be kidding me.
      John Munch: You said we should try.

    • (Stated upon entering a bedroom crime scene drenched in blood.)
      John Munch: Serious feng shui problem.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Munch: ... and there were no Nazis at NASA.

      He is referring to Dr. von Braun, a known Nazi who built rockets for NASA during the space race.

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