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Old 11-19-03, 09:26 AM
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Crappy ep - choppily edited, poor leaps of logic, poor use of the law to make a cheap moral point... Really disappointing.
I think they tried to cram too much in - if it had been a two-hour ep and the same material had been allowed to unfold a little more naturally, it probably would have been much stronger.
Old 11-19-03, 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by das Monkey
I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on TV, so help me out: why didn't she get the mistrial?
Cuz she's not Alex.
Old 11-19-03, 11:32 AM
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Good point.

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Old 11-19-03, 12:47 PM
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I don't know I didn't think it was that bad. Granted, I saw the double jeopardy thing coming but TV isn't full of surprises like it used to be.
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Originally posted by Pharoh
Does anyone else think the new ADA is terrible? Maybe I am just not used to her yet, but I think she has been a negative for the show. I don't enjoy that part of the episode any longer.

You want to see a terrible ADA - tune into NBC Wednesdays at approximately 10:30 pm.

Re: mistrials, trial judges have pretty wide latitude. There are 2 reasons where a mistrial can be granted:

1) Manifest necessity
2) The ends of public justice would otherwise be defeated

Obviously, these are very subjective standards.


The best Law & Order episode involving mistrial and double jeopardy criminal procedure is I.D. from S7. This also happens to be on my top-5 Law & Order episode ranking list.
Old 12-02-03, 09:16 PM
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law and order svu 12/2

main reason I'm starting the thread is to find out if Nancy Allen is playing the mother
edit: the rape victim's mother, not the old lady

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Old 12-03-03, 04:20 AM
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It was an ok episode, although I don't really understand why the kid falsely IDed the stepfather instead of his cousin. Actually closer to weak than ok...
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Well, he said he just said Mike's name and then he felt it was too late to take it back. He also said he said "Mike did it" so many times in his head that even he started to believe it.

And lastly, since Mike had gotten his mother pregnant, he felt that she was going to start a new family and that she didn't need Mike cuz all she needed was him [the kid].
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What caught my eye about this episode, was the fact that Stephen Lang was in it. He plays any character as an over the top stage actor would... but it was really good and believable. He seemed to be sincere about his innocence, and I'm glad it ended the way it did.

It was nice to see him as something other than a Civil War character.

One more thing... was it just me or did the cousin (Jeremy) look like a young Michael York?
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Originally posted by Goldberg74


One more thing... was it just me or did the cousin (Jeremy) look like a young Michael York?
Actually, I think it's Baby Bear from Event Horizon.
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I was trying to anticipating the twist ending by
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having Lee be the one that "raped" Jeremy
, but I was wrong.
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when 'livia reached over to get the gun, I was half expecting the bullet to go through him and get her too..
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I did not


Originally posted by Rogue588

And lastly, since Mike had gotten his mother pregnant,
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sheeeeooot...back in the day, i'd hit Nancy...TWICE.
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Law & Order: SVU (3/30): Sick

A CHILD'S VIOLENT BEHAVIOR HIDES A DARK SECRET; CINDY WILLIAMS GUEST STARS -- When Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) detain a disturbed 12-year-old boy with a recent history of violence after he posted a gruesome plan to hurt his younger sister in an Internet chat room, they discover the child was sexually abused. Searching for the victim's abuser, the detectives follow a trail of money back to a wealthy toy mogul known for his generous donations to children's charities and his hospitality for younger houseguests. Cindy Williams ("Laverne & Shirley") guest stars in the episode as a distraught grandmother who believes her terminally ill granddaughter might be one of the wealthy suspect's victims. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.

The title of the episode says it all.

Sick, sick, sick, sick!

But one detail took the cake...

Spoiler:
He had his pubes lasered off?! WTF?!
Old 03-30-04, 11:17 PM
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Missed this ep. When does USA repeat it?

How 'bout L&O: CI too...missed that one also..
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The writers of both L&O and L&O SVU should be thanking their lucky stars for the antics of Michael Jackson
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I loved the :

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the Peter Pan reference
Old 03-31-04, 07:21 AM
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I sat there watching this episode and thought: hey, didn't L&O lite do a MJ episode already this season? The SVU one was better and much creepier as usual.
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This episode was creepier than usual, and I almost had a difficult time watching it as they slowly revealed how sick people can be.

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Originally posted by das Monkey
This episode was creepier than usual, and I almost had a difficult time watching it as they slowly revealed how sick people can be.

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Even creepier since both storylines were based on real events.
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Originally posted by Pharoh
Even creepier since both storylines were based on real events.
I so didn't need to know that. :shivers:
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Originally posted by lisadoris
I so didn't need to know that. :shivers:
You must not watch much TV, or read to many newspapers or listen to the radio. That Sick Freak is all over that damn news
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I am surprised that they combined the MJ storyline and the faking a kids chemo storyline into one episode. Could have done two.
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Originally posted by movieking
I am surprised that they combined the MJ storyline and the faking a kids chemo storyline into one episode. Could have done two.

I thought the same thing.

J.J. was one messed up kid the way he was talking to Stabler.

Sloppiness by the writers though when the Marlo Thomas character said that "we can't go around violating a defendant's 8th Amendment right to confront their accuser." Um, hello, that would be a 6th amendment right. L&O is usually on top of this kind of thing.


And finally, I'm actually surprised that the word 'penis' is allowed on network television anymore.

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