Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Something Happened” Episode Information


Here are the details for a new episode of Law & Order SVU, “Something Happened.”

Law & Order SVU “Something Happened” Air Date November 29, 2017 (9 PM ET/8C Wednesday NBC)

Benson must disclose the secrets of her past to help a rape victim (guest star Melora Walters) recall the details of one terrible, traumatic night. Also starring Ice T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins), Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi). Also guest starring Joanna Going (Leah Linwood), Crystal T. Johnson (Meg) and Ryan Buggle (Noah Porter-Benson).



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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Unintended Consequences” Sneak Peeks

Here are preview clips for Law & Order SVU, “Unintended Consequences” which will air on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC. The videos feature Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Peter Scanavino, Peter Scolari, and Brooke Shields.

NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS BEING POSTPONED DUE TO GAME 7 OF THE WORLD SERIES.
New air date November 8, 2017.

My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Unintended Consequences” can be found at this link.


Please note: These videos have a limited life and may be removed at any time, so catch them while you can!


SVU_1906Clip1_h264_sd_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.



SVU_1906Clip3_h264_sd_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.




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Law & Order SVU “Complicated” Recap & Review


The special victims case in “Complicated” wasn’t very complicated, in fact, it seemed very familiar. That’s because Law & Order SVU already did an episode in season 10 titled “Stranger” that followed a virtually identical story line of an imposter presenting herself as a girl who’d gone missing years prior. It was no surprise that the missing girl had been killed by her brother, the body disposed of by his father in order to shield the boy from any consequences of his actions. 

Was it completely inappropriate for NYPD to be digging out the girl's body and then have Carisi take it away, wrapped in the original blanket? I would think that forensics would be there to dig it out, collect evidence, and then properly transport the body to be further examined.

 Luckily, this episode wasn’t all about the SVU case. Benson’s problems with Sheila Porter and the custody of Noah ramped up. Benson and Trevor Langan end up in court facing Sheila Porter and her attorney. Benson is quick to argue her case at every step, despite what seems like Trevor’s efforts to calm her down. Later, we get a tearful scene with Benson as she confides with Barba on the custody case. Barba thinks Sheila Porter can’t get custody after 3 years and Benson knows the law is on her side. But Benson worries because the judge is allowing Sheila’s filing for visitation. Benson struggles that she doesn’t know if it’s right to keep Noah from his only living relative. Ultimately, Benson takes the high road and meets with Sheila, where Sheila explains her own struggles with her daughter Ellie - Noah’s mother. Later, Benson has invited Sheila into her home to meet Noah, who is quick to call her grandma and hold her hand while he shows her his room. Will this remain a happy arrangement or will things turn bad down the road for Benson? We all know that it’s hard for anyone to live happily ever after on Law & Order SVU.

In the original press release with the episode details, it stated that “Carisi's (Peter Scanavino) conversation with a newspaper reporter puts him in hot water.” Did I fall asleep during this episode and miss this? I certainly don’t recall anything like this. Maybe it will turn up in a deleted scene?  (Note - yes, there are three deleted scenes on this issue, posted below.)

The cameo by Isaiah Thomas felt shoehorned in and very awkward. If ever there was a deleted scene in an episode, this should have been one of them.

Note: THREE deleted scenes have been added below, which explains the newspaper reporter issue. 

Cast:
Mariska Hargitay - Lieutenant Olivia Benson
Ice-T - Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola
Kelli Giddish - Detective Amanda Rollins
Raúl Esparza - ADA Rafael Barba
Peter Scanavino - Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr.

Guest stars:
Brooke Shields - Sheila Porter
Peter Hermann - Trevor Langan
Paul Schulze - Bill Lawrence
Jane Houdyshell - Judge Ruth Linden
Maureen Mueller - Counselor Daniella Janet
Ili Ray – Britney Taylor/Emma Lawrence
Mike Faist – Glenn Lawrence
Isaiah Thomas – Isaiah Thomas – Himself
Lawrence Ballard - Dr. Leon Bailey
Tanya Rivero – Host
Kabe Park – Michael Kim
Max Pava – Gregory Lang
Ryan Buggle - Noah Porter Benson

Deleted scenes






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Law & Order SVU “Unintended Consequences” Photos

Here are advance photos for Law & Order SVU, “Unintended Consequences” which will air on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC. The photos feature Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Brooke Shields as Sheila Porter, Ryan Buggle as Noah Porter-Benson, Annie Corley as Rosemary Taylor, Gus Birney as Kristi Martin, Anna Dale Robinson as Blanche, Anthony Cason as Henry Gold, and Antino Crowley-Kamenwati as Andre "Hackapulco" Johnson.

NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS BEING POSTPONED DUE TO GAME 7 OF THE WORLD SERIES.
New air date November 8, 2017.


My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Unintended Consequences” can be found at this link.


















Photos by: Michael Parmelee/NBC 2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

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Law & Order SVU “Unintended Consequences” Promo

Here is the promo for Law & Order SVU, “Unintended Consequences” which will air on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC.



My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Unintended Consequences” can be found at this link.


NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS BEING POSTPONED DUE TO GAME 7 OF THE WORLD SERIES.
New air date November 8, 2017.




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Monday, October 23, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Complicated” Photos

Here are advance photos for Law & Order SVU “Complicated” which will air on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9 PM ET on NBC. The photos feature Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Raúl Esparza, Peter Hermann as Trevor Langan, Jane Houdyshell as Judge Ruth Linden, Maureen Mueller as Counselor Daniella Janet, Brooke Shields as Sheila Porter, Ili Ray as Emma Lawrence, and Lawrence Ballard as Dr. Leon Bailey.


My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Complicated” can be found at this link.














Photos by: Michael Parmelee/NBC 2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC




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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Complicated” Sneak Peeks

Here are preview clips from Law & Order SVU “Complicated” which will air on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9 PM ET on NBC. The videos feature Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Peter Hermann, and Brooke Shields.


My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Complicated” can be found at this link.



Please note: These videos have a limited life and may be removed at any time, so catch them while you can!



SVU 1905Clip1_h264_sd_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.


SVU 1905Clip2_h264_sd_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.


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Law & Order SVU “No Good Reason” Recap & Review



Law & Order SVU “No Good Reason” was a preachy episode, devoid of drama,  clearly geared to speak to the teen and pre-teen audience. (I suspect the older the viewer, the less interested they were in this episode.) While anyone can be cyberbullied or sexually assaulted, this story focused on a group of high school students who are likely representative of what’s going on in many high schools across the country. The victim was Mandy, a self-absorbed teen, and involved her equally superficial circle of friends.

I was quickly bored when a long opening scene showed how Mandy was using social media and her vlog to highlight her shallow life. But suddenly, her video turned to the dark side when something happened to rock her world, and not in a good way. Her parents get worried when Mandy goes missing, and the SVU gets involved. They find that someone has posted a photo of her from a party while she was unconscious, and someone had also written on her partially clothed body with a Sharpie. Eventually, the detectives track her down and hear that Mandy had also been raped at that same party.

An unexciting investigation ensues, with one of the boys from the party - Andrew - eventually admitting to forcing himself on Mandy. Apparently he wanted her to like him so badly but she didn’t have those same feelings, so he wrongfully took matters into his own hands. Barba cuts a deal for rape 3, 18 months, 4 years probation, and Andrew must go on the registry. Benson adds that Andrew has to allocute in open court so the whole school doesn’t think Mandy is a liar. He does so. Benson and Barba get their win.

The episode wraps with Benson - later that same day as the allocution - at the high school auditorium, on stage with Mandy, speaking to the students about bulling and sexual assault. She asks the students to stand up if they have been bullied, hazed, hurt by gossip, sexually assaulted, or a victim pf violence. Quite a few students are standing, and Benson reminds them they are all in this together, and they have the power to change this by being more accepting and compassionate. Short testimonials from some of Mandy’s circle of friends in the crowd follow, and I find tedium setting in. Maybe it’s because it’s been decades since I’ve been in high school and the problems are generally the same, but I was completely disinterested in this final scene. Yes, having these kinds of talks with students can get some of them thinking about these issues, but it will take more than one speech by Benson to change the culture. (NBC has provided a video of this scene which is embedded below, catch it while it is available.)

We also see Benson on the courthouse steps being served with a notice of motion from Sheila Porter’s attorney. Porter is asking the court for Benson’s financial disclosure and a psychological evaluation;  Porter is trying to challenge Benson’s fitness as a parent. Of course, this story line will continue, and we can only wonder how long this arc will be drawn out this season. Hopefully it can wrap up quickly so other characters on the show can have some drama of their own.

Note - two deleted scenes have been added below!



Cast:
Mariska Hargitay - Lieutenant Olivia Benson
Ice-T - Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola
Kelli Giddish - Detective Amanda Rollins
Raúl Esparza - ADA Rafael Barba
Peter Scanavino - Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr.

Guest stars:
Brighton Sharbino - Mandy Fowler
Colton Ryan - Andrew Drake
Madison Pettis - Stacey Vanhoven
Geraldine Highes - Denise Drake
Erin Davie - Kirsten Fowler
John Patrick Hayden - Bruce Fowler
Steve Rosen - Counselor Guthrie
Helma Augustus Cooper – Judge Reginald Flowers
Tyler Dean Flores - Max Rivera.
Katherine Reis –
Gary Lee Mahmoud – Alan Muss
David Raymond Wagner – Leo Ross
Antonio Edwards Suarez – Al Rivera
Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez – Lisa Rivera
Travis Przybylski –Daniel Ross
Jacob Rosenbaum – Ethan Cohen
Nathanial Stampley – Neal Vanhoven
Damon Trammell – Process Server
Will Herzog – Eric
Jowin Marie Batoon – Kylee
Avery Rose Pedell – Deanna
Elainey Bass – Steph
Bilaal Avaz - Liam


From NBC – High School Assembly Scene with Benson



Deleted Scene


Deleted Scene




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Law & Order SVU “Complicated” Promo

Here is the promo for Law & Order SVU “Complicated” which will air on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9 PM ET on NBC.


My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Complicated” can be found at this link.





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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Unintended Consequences” Episode Information


Here are the details for a new episode of Law & Order SVU, “Unintended Consequences.”

NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS BEING POSTPONED DUE TO GAME 7 OF THE WORLD SERIES. New air date November 8, 2017.

Law & Order SVU “Unintended Consequences” Air Date November 8, 2017 (9 PM ET/8C Wednesday NBC)

When a teenaged girl is found dead, Rollins (Kelli Giddish) goes undercover at a high-end rehab center where the victim was last seen alive. Meanwhile, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) tries to overcome her doubts about Sheila (guest star Brooke Shields). Also starring Ice T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi). Also guest starring Peter Scolari (Dr. Dennis Barkley), Annie Corley (Rosemary Taylor), Gus Birney (Kristi Martin), Christiane Noll (Sarah Curtis), Robert Eli (Glen Curtis) and Angela Oh (Katherine Lee).


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Law & Order SVU “No Good Reason” Sneak Peeks

Here are preview clips for Law & Order SVU, “No Good Reason”. which will air on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC. The videos feature Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish, and Peter Scanavino.


My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “No Good Reason” can be found at this link.


Please note: these videos have a limited life and may be removed ar any time, so catch them while you can!



SVU 1904Clip1_h264_sd_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.




SVU 1904Clip2_h264_sd_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.



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Law & Order SVU “Contrapasso” Recap & Review



Special note: I’m still under the weather, so this is an abbreviated recap and review.


Law & Order “Contrapasso” involved the case of a former teacher who, years prior, toyed sexually with his young female students and it came back to haunt him. Three women, one who stated she was raped by this teacher, decide to meet him at a hotel and confront him, and one of the women decides to exact vengeance by taking a knife and performing an impromptu “gonadectomy.” (This is quite a surprise for both Fin and Carisi.) This leaves the SVU and ADA Barba in an odd position; the women were wrong to assault the man, but he needed to be held accountable for the rape years prior. The only thing that made this case stand out was the impassioned closing argument by Barba (great work by Raúl Esparza) about what exactly is fair and just. Surprisingly, the man is found guilty of rape, the only proof being the woman’s word and a poem she wrote while in high school. I’m not convinced that was enough to make a case. What I don’t know – and maybe I missed it – was if the women have to answer for their attack on the teacher.

Benson also thinks she’s in the clear with the DA’s office regarding her care of Noah, but finds out from Trevor Langan that Noah’s maternal grandmother now wants to pursue custody of Noah. Benson is livid that Langan didn’t have previous knowledge that there was any relatives alive, and reminds him that the judge even fast tracked her adoption. But Langan fires back that Benson has her own resources to find out that information, which Benson counters that she can’t use those resources for personal reasons. She eventually tells him to leave her office. At the end of the episode, Sheila Porter appears at Benson’s front door. (I wonder what kind of security Benson has in her building that someone can just walk right up to her front door without being buzzed in or cleared to enter.) We know this story arc will continue, but sadly I’m not very interested in it.



Cast:
Mariska Hargitay - Lieutenant Olivia Benson
Ice-T - Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola
Kelli Giddish - Detective Amanda Rollins
Raúl Esparza - ADA Rafael Barba
Peter Scanavino - Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr.

Guest stars:
Brooke Shields – Shiela Porter
Peter Hermann – Trevor Langan
Paul Fitzgerald - Jason Karr
Annabeth Gish - Carolyn Rivers
Betsy Beutler - Julie Wade
Jeannine Kaspar - Nora Galen
Kathleen Munroe - Evelyn Bundy
Betsy Beutler – Julie Wade
Ami Brabson – Judge Karyn Blake
Yvonna Kopacz-Wright –


Lauenr Donahie – Karen Karr
Bisserat Tsegga – Layla Mazilli
John Skelley - Jeffrey Manning
Gillian Glasco – Unit
Joe Diomede – Victor
Brian Ray Norris – Foreperson
Ryan Buggle - Noah Porter-Benson



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Law & Order SVU “No Good Reason” Photos

Here are advance photos for Law & Order SVU, “No Good Reason”. which will air on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC. The photos feature Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Raúl Esparza, John Patrick Hayden as Bruce Fowler, Erin Davie as Kirsten Fowler, Brighton Sharbino as Mandy Fowler, Madison Pettis as Stacey Vanhoven, Geraldine Highes as Denise Drake, and Tyler Dean Flores as Max Rivera.


My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “No Good Reason” can be found at this link.















Photos by: Michael Parmelee/NBC 2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC



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Law & Order SVU “No Good Reason” Promo

Here is the promo for Law & Order SVU, “No Good Reason”. which will air on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC.


My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “No Good Reason” can be found at this link.






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Friday, October 6, 2017

Law & Order SVU Universal Channel UK Promo

Here is a promo from Universal Channel UK for the new season of Law & Order SVU, which will premiere on that network on October 8, 2017 at 10PM. (Their promos are always well done!)






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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Contrapasso” Sneak Peeks

Here are preview clips for Law & Order SVU, “Contrapasso” which will air on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC. The videos feature Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, and Peter Scanavino.


My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Contrapasso” can be found at this link.




SVU 19003Clip2_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.



SVU 19003Clip3_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.



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Law & Order SVU “Mood” Recap & Review



Special note: I’m still under the weather, so this is an abbreviated recap and review.

Law & Order SVU “Mood” was a decent episode, albeit uneven, with the case solved almost too quickly. The SVU discovered they had a serial rapist on their hands, only after discounting the first rape victim as a possible liar. It’s obvious that there is a drive to make Benson and Rollins more friendly towards each other. In this case,  they share their thoughts on the case with Benson taking Rollins’ advice that the victim isn’t as truthful as Benson wants to believe (thinking the victim may be one who must “make up fairy tales” just to get through the day). Luckily, during the course of the investigation,  Carisi sees a bracelet stolen by the rapist on the wrist of the suspect’s mother, and a chase ensues. (This bracelet scenario is reminiscent of a Law & Order (I think) episode where a stolen bracelet is spotted on the mother of the suspect.  UPDATE: I've been told it was an SVU episode titled "Soulless". ) The victim meets his death by falling off a building while trying to escape, Carisi unable to hang on. Case closed!

Benson, meanwhile, is being questioned by someone from the DA’s office about her treatment of Noah. Apparently Noah has whined that Benson works too much, and, coupled with his bruise discovered in last week’s episode, Benson looks like she is a child abuser. Of course, the investigator asks the question point blank if Benson abuses Noah, which is a dumb question to pose to any suspected abuser. What person would answer yes? When the investigator quizzes Benson on Dr. Lindstrom and William Lewis, this is Benson’s breaking point. She is forceful in her defense – she only briefly took her eyes off Noah - and it is clear that Benson is already reaching wits end on this issue. (Of course, children can be killed in seconds when one takes their eyes off them, but children can also make quick moves which can put them in jeopardy even when one IS watching them.)

Later, Benson hears that it was Brian Cassidy who may be the cause of these abuse allegations, and she heatedly confronts him in the street. Apparently Cassidy had loose lips when it came to the Lindstrom issue, and Benson is furious. This story arc is only starting folks, so hang on for the ride!

Note: a deleted scene has been added below.


Cast:
Mariska Hargitay - Lieutenant Olivia Benson
Ice-T - Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola
Kelli Giddish - Detective Amanda Rollins
Raúl Esparza - ADA Rafael Barba
Peter Scanavino - Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr.

Guest stars:
Dean Winters - Brian Cassidy
Amirah Vann - Marcia Morrisroe
Saxon Sharbino - Savannah Ross
Robbie Collier Sublett – Tom Williams
Christina Rouner –
Marion McCorry – Nancy Burns
Leah Curney – Taylor
Shannon Marie Sullivan – Anne Speer
Tommy Buck – Detective Dalsanto
Katy Grenfell – Emma Wilkinson
Spencer Hamp - Nick Collins
Michelle Eugene – Director
Ken Straus – General Manager
Kelly Klein – Vivian Stevens
Ryan Buggle – Noah Porter-Benson


Deleted scene






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Law & Order SVU “Contrapasso” Photos

Here are advance photos for Law & Order SVU, “Contrapasso” which will air on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC. The photos feature Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T. Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Peter Hermann as Trevor Langan, Kathleen Munroe as Evelyn, Ryan Buggle as Noah Porter-Benson, John Skelley as Jeffrey Manning, and Kathleen Munroe as Evelyn Bundy.



My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Contrapasso” can be found at this link.














Photos by Christopher Saunders 2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC.








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