Saturday, January 22, 2011

Law & Order SVU “Spectacle” Episode Information

NBC has released the details for a new February episode of Law & Order SVU “Spectacle”:

Law & Order SVU “Spectacle” Air Date February 9, 2011 (10 PM ET/9C Wednesday NBC)


After the sexual assault of a young woman is videotaped and featured on a campus-wide intranet feed, detectives Elliot Stabler (Meloni) and Odafin "Fin" Tutola (Ice-T) go in search of the victim and her attacker. As they delve into the investigation, it becomes clear that the perpetrator created a spectacle to draw attention to his own issues. Also starring: Dann Florek (Capt. Donald Cragen), Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Melissa Sagemiller (ADA Gillian Hardwicke) and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).

My recap and review of Law & Order SVU "Spectacle" can be found at this link.

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Anonymous said...

I really don't like these "tandem" episodes as much when its either all Benson/Finn or all Stabler/Finn.Where's Munch for that matter?LOL.I know that its NYC and its winter and snow/frigid temperatures,but when these two put aside their personal issues,they tend to work well together...and solve cases!LOL

Anonymous said...

ATLO, I heard from a buddy that LOLA has ANOTHER EP coming in as well!

They alreadly have Masters, Balcer, Misiano, Jankowski, and don't forget Wolf himself (who likely has no say in the direction his shows go)! WTF is going on w/ LOLA?!

Please, get some scoop for us!

Anonymous said...

The WHOLE franchise is in jeopardy. It really kicked up last year when NBC rushed off the Mothership - it already was beginning to fail (SVU starting in 2007).

So forget it IMO. I know I might be skipping the Feb episode of SVU since it appears Olivia wants to put her boot up Munch's ass for no apparent reason (other than to make a collar she's obviously to lazy to do).

Better wise up and start watching [Diane Neal on] NCIS.

CSI/Law & Order's are soon to be off the air. And they want to start "CSI: Chicago" and "Law & Order: Miami" - ha, not at these rates... FAILS!

Anonymous said...

Spectacle really needs to be a Munch episode. He already has experience with someone who broadcast their crime over the Internet in Baltimore. Could it be the the writers for SVU took a look at "" from H:LotS?

matT said...

The only reason SVU 'sucks' is because writers like Dan Truly, "Speed Weed", and Ken Storer and showrunner Neal Baer want to appeal E/O fans.

Notice how SVU rarely 'goes to trial' (even when McMannus/March were regulars; plus Sharon Stone's appearances). The characters: Munch, Huang, Warner, and recurring CSU Techs; are seen minimally or at all for a number of episodes. And they want to 'screw' with the personal lives of the main characters Benson and Stabler (more so than what they used to).

I'm surprised people still watch SVU (other than E/O fans, pissed off Cabot/Novak fans, and Neal Baer Twitter fans).

SVU NEVER used to be about the Stabler's or the corrupt boyfriend Liv's going out with! They MEANT to bring Calvin (Charlie Tahan) on SVU just to 'drag' him off by Viv Arliss (Maria Bello)!

And Shohreh Aghdashloo's episode SUCKED (IMO)! "Wet" was better than "Dirty" (not really)!

I'm getting tired of SVU going on these outlandish storylines that have NOTHING to do with the show's title "Law & Order: SVU"! They might as well move "Days of Our Lives" to Weds. 10/9c

I want to see more SEX CRIMES cases! Not seeing Benson make a guy lick her boot/shove it in Munch's ass.

But I'll say this: I'm DONE with SVU if by the end of the season some E/O crap happens! I guess LOLA will be the surviving L&O (doesn't look like it though).

I like Debra Messing, but not at what SVU's writers are trying show at fans > bullcrap straight from the ass (Neal Baer)!

Leslie said...

I agree 100% with matT!

SVU has become quite predictable, esp. when the Benson and Stabler characters run (ruin) the story. I remember when SVU used to bring me to tear sometimes with the gripping crimes/stories, if anything SVU bores me now.

The only SVU episodes I've liked so far this season are: "Locum", "Behave", "Merchandise", ("Branded" was fair), and "Possessed". The rest of this season as been off for me. It makes me glad that Neal Baer has to pack his bags.

SVU writers base all the crimes lately around women. What about your female sadists, "kiddy diddlers", child porn (that doesn't have some long and unrelated back story), crimes in the churches, crimes on the elderly and handicapped?

I've been pissed with SVU since the 8th season premiere pretty much. SVU needs to quit focusing on Benson and Stabler and on the SVU related crimes (not suicides-turned-homicide-with-no-sex-crime-in-place) and the trials (not half-trials where after arraignment someone out of the blue commits another murder/suicide).

Believe me, if the SVU writers would focus on the crimes, the trials, and on the guest stars (who don't have any thing that brings Benson/Stabler in on a personal level) the drama will follow and it will keep fans interested.

All this makes me wish that when Neal Baer departs: the current writing team follows (I hope), and Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay follow them.

And here I thought I was the only one who thought SVU was 'lacking'!

Anonymous said...

Mick Betancourt needs to be added to the list of writer/producers who need to leave when Neil Baer goes.

nygma619 said...

Mat T I'm surprised your still whining about something you supposedly hate.

You don't know everything that goes on behind the scenes, none of us do. Yes SVU has had its share of dumb moments, but so has the mothership. For every dumb action stunt SVU has had, the mothership has had moments like "Is it because I'm a lesbian?".

Also just because someone has their name listed as the writer doesn't mean it's the finished product at the end. The end result of the writing is a collaborative process.

Point is the mothership (and SVU in SOME instances) found ways to endure or get better from where they once were.

Anonymous said...

"Point is the mothership (and SVU in SOME instances) found ways to endure or get better from where they once were."

But the writing on SVU is NOT better than it once was. The quality started going downhill after Neil Baer changed the focus in season 7.
The first rule of writing is to write about something you know. The current writers don't do their research on the law, police procedures, science, medical questions or even SVU history. So they don't know what they are writing about. They don't think things through. And they end up with ridiculous scripts.

rhett said...

I agree with Anonymous on 1/27/11 at 4:08PM!

@nygma619, apparently you need to do some research! SVU is NOT better, it's better this season than the previous season, I will say that much. But as for SVU being what it formerly was, it's not.

The mothership's writing NEVER got to a continuous point where you had to say, "This episode is so f-in' stupid, where did Dick Wolf find these people!"; I feel the same way with LOLA, the writing may not be exactly like the motherships, but it's not mediocre like SVU's writing (and CI's writing, seasons 8/9)!

When you have to agree with one episode one week and disagree the next, and off and on for three to four seasons STRAIGHT... there is a problem SOMEWHERE! In SVU's case it's not a case where 'it's just a bad episode' or two.

This season I have disagreed with episodes: Bullseye, Wet, Trophy, Gray, Rescue, Pop/Possessed (to certain capacities) and Dirty. I disagreed with EVERY episode from last season [11], season 10 was like this season, and season 9 could be compared with season 11; and season 8 was like this season; it's when SVU's writing began deteriorating.

SVU has stopped writing in the way they used to (not directing it towards the Benson and Stabler characters). You may say season 7 had melodrama too, but it wasn't directly interfering with the cases that Benson/Stabler were working - as the stories do now. It appears now; Benson/Stabler are ALWAYS into something. Plus, the cases have stopped coming from the headlines and they seem to make it seem all men are the "spawn of Satan" or something; there are some sick and twisted women out there too.

I agree with matT when he said that Maria Bello came in just to give-and-take from Benson. Notice how Hargitay is pulling some of the good guest stars: Maria Bello, Shohreh Agdashloo, Debra Messing. They wind up getting crappy storylines. The ONLY guest stars I've liked so far are: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Marica Gay Harden, Gloria Ruben (in 12x04, "Merchandise), and Christine Lahti. Plus I've taken a liking to Melissa Sagemiller's ADA Hardwicke (who should have been in "Dirty", after transferring from Brooklyn).

But to make a long story short, SVU IS NOT BETTER than what it USED to be - it's just better THIS SEASON THAN THE PREVIOUS SEASON. (Although that's my and most fans opinions, and I think we're sticking with them).

Anonymous said...

who plays greg on the episode spectacle?

All Things Law and Order said...

Greg as played by Spencer Treat Clark - it's in the recap: