Law & Order

Season 16 Episode 2

Flaw

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 28, 2005 on NBC
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When the body of Patrick Sullivan is found with one of Olivia Benson's business cards in his pocket, Green and Fontana call on SVU to help them with their case. Although not initially clear, the detectives soon realise that Patrick Sullivan is connected to Lorraine Dillon and April Troost, career criminals that Benson had previously been unable to catch. Lorraine confesses to the crime and claims she did it to protect her daughter, but when April ends up on the stand she tells a different story, and McCoy and Benson disagree on which of the two is telling the truth.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • To con a con, that is the name of the game!

    9.0
    This was the conclusion to a Law & Order:SVU cross over event. They pick up nicely where SVU left off, I thought. I always enjoy watching McCoy make someone squirm on the stand, but even more so when he lets a woman do it! I know it was all a con, but even better was when the con got dealt a helping of her own game. I loved it!



    Law & Order can pull off a cross over like no other show in television in my opinion. I love seeing these episodes and enjoy seeing the interaction between the different shows! Great work guys, keep it up!

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  • Law and Order!

    9.5
    The body of Patrick Sullivan is found in an abandoned building. In his hand is his cell phone, with a phone number punched in and ready to be called. Detective Green calls the number to see who he was trying to call for help. The case takes a whole new course when the phone number belongs to Detective Olivia Benson of the Special Victims Unit. At first the Detectives are at a loss as to why the victim would be trying to call Benson, but when they find a witness who is able to ID the suspects, they know why. The suspects are none other than Lorraine Dillon and April Troost, who Benson has a history with after she tried to have them arrested on racketeering charges. This time Benson will do whatever it takes to make sure they both end up behind bars.



    I became a fan of Law and Order Special Victims Unit before I started to watch any of the other shows under the brand. Recently I have gotten into the original Law and Order series, mainly because of the few episodes, such as this one, where Mariska Hargitary guest stars. After watching the episodes that she has been in, I have started to get into the characters and the story lines of the original series.moreless
  • Incredible conclusion to a great SVU episode the previous night!

    10
    What a way to wrap up this two-part crossover with SVU! After watching April Troost and Lorraine Dillon pull the wool over Olivia Benson's eyes last night, it was great to see Benson team up with Green and Fontana to bring down the dastardly duo. Troost really played the entire SVU squad, especially with her diabolical conversation with Dr. Huang ("I'm too beautiful for prison"), but there was no way that Troost was going to escape Benson this time!



    I am also now a big fan of ADA Alexandria Borgia after she attacked Dillon on the stand during her trial. I was sad to see Serena Southerlyn get fired and I had a hard time warming up to Borgia, but it's obvious that Borgia brings something else to the DA's office and will be a formidable companion to McCoy in the coutroom.moreless
  • brilliant episode

    8.3
    Continuation from the SVU episode the previous night.



    But this episode is much better than the first. We got to see how devious, and evil April and her mother really was, what lengths they would go to, which included betraying one another to get out of prison or a lesser sentences.



    It was nice crossover, which was written and acted superbly.



    Benson always gets wrapped up in her victims lives and most of the time she is burned by the lies that they tell.



    Overall great episode, to make up for the lackluster season that Law and Order and SVU have been having.moreless
Annie Parisse

Annie Parisse

ADA Alexandra Borgia

Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina

Det. Joe Fontana

Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson

DA Arthur Branch

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

Estella Warren

Estella Warren

April Troost

Guest Star

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter

Lorraine Dillon

Guest Star

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Detective Olivia Benson

Guest Star

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

M.E. Rodgers

Recurring Role

Ami Brabson

Ami Brabson

Judge Madeline Drake

Recurring Role

Ben Shenkman

Ben Shenkman

Nick Margolis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Milena Govich would go on to co-star in the Law & Order spin-off Conviction and would later join Law & Order as Detective Nina Cassady.

    • Nitpick: Fontana says 'begs the question', by which he means 'raises the question'. This is an incorrect (if increasingly common) use of the expression. To 'beg the question' refers to a circular argument in logic, specifically, an argument where one of the premises presupposes the accuracy of the conclusion.

    • Nitpick: Considering Benson had no history with Patrick Sullivan, they never do a good job of explaining why his last action was calling her.

    • Goofs: There is no 'Ashram' or Buddhist society to mention in Glens Falls. Additionally, the name of the town was mispronounced as 'Glen Falls' (no S) by one of the characters, which is a common mispronunciation.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • April: I don't know...I can be pretty convincing.
      Olivia Benson: I was hoping you'd say that. (door opens and Lorraine comes in)
      Lorraine: I told them about how you confessed to me about killing the baby, April.
      April: No.
      Lorraine: How you called me up that night so worried and guilty and needing me.
      April: What'd you get for telling them?
      Lorraine: 20 years.

    • (To Lorraine Dillon, after April's performance on the stand.)
      Jack McCoy: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice ... no deal.

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