Friday, March 24, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Net Worth” Photos

Here are advance photos for Law & Order SVU “Net Worth” which will air on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC. The photos feature Mariska Hargitay, Peter Scanavino, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Missy Peregrym as Zoe Weller, and Tate Donovan as Eli Coleman.






Photos by: Peter Kramer/NBC 2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC








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


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Law & Order SVU “Net Worth” Sneak Peek

Here is a preview for Law & Order SVU “Net Worth” which will air on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC. The video features Mariska Hargitay.


law-order-svu-net-worth-SVU_18016Clip2_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.




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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Genes” Recap & Review


Law & Order SVU “Genes” was a muddled episode where the case of the original rape victim is quickly abandoned for catching a bigger fish: the “River Rapist,” a criminal we haven’t heard about until now. Unlike the “Push-In Rapist” from a previous season, who had been mentioned in more than one episode, the River Rapist had never been mentioned by the SVU  (at least not that I can find). Coupled with the “my genes made me do it” excuse used by the rapists, the story was all over the place, not one element covered in any depth to be meaningful. Doctor Lindstrom’s appearance in a therapy session with Benson discounting the genes defense was worthless; instead it would have been more interesting having this point actually be argued as part of the court case.

While on the subject of Benson’s session with Dr. Lindstrom, it seemed ludicrous that Benson would leap from her son Noah having an altercation with a girl over a “toy or a cupcake” to worrying that he too has a bad gene from his father that will manifest itself later in life. She’s smarter than that. It’s as if motherhood is dumbing down Benson. This episode’s purpose served as a vehicle to bring out Benson’s own issues with her being a product of rape, something that I thought she came to grips with long ago. If she becomes worried every time Noah has problems - like any typical child -  that he is going to grow up bad like his father, she’s clearly taken a big step backwards about her own issues with her father. Yet, at the end of the episode, she is insistent there is no such thing as a rape gene and that she’s researched it. Apparently in reality she can’t come to grips with the facts.

A missed opportunity was not explaining why Counselor Derek Strauss crossed over from being an ADA to the “dark side” for the defense. Some background on this would have been interesting.

Something about the SVU wiring Nick while he was participating in the group session felt sloppy to me. I know that the SVU has infiltrated a group session before (I think Stabler did it), but if I recall correctly, it was with the permission of the group leader. I also think it was a court appointed group session. In the “Genes” case, they didn’t seem to do any checking on the person leading the group before they sent Nick in there wearing a wire. They set themselves up to fail.  I'm also confused as to how they were allowed to use Will as a witness.  I don't think they found out about Will until the group session, a session which the judge later ruled that the confession - and anything else that came from it - could not be used as evidence.  Had it not been for that session and that Rollins and Carisi nabbed Will at that session, they would not have known about him.

A piece of the story seemed to be missing when, when the witness Will is nowhere to be found, that Carisi blows up at Barba, blaming Barba for not taking his advice to use a Delaware case to help win the motion to suppress hearing. I thought when I first watched the episode that maybe I dozed off and missed something, but when doing the recap, I found nothing prior to that scene that covered this issue. It would have enriched this story – and helped make Carisi’s fury more understandable – had they actually had a scene where Carisi offered that Delaware case to help win the motion.

A possible goof at the end: when Benson tells Noah “Goodnight sweet boy” her lips don’t appear to move.

The only redeeming element of this episode was Raúl Esparza and the passion he brings to his character. Sadly, even he can’t save this episode.

Please note: Still proofreading, please bear with me!



Here is the recap:

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:
Greg Germann - Counselor Derek Strauss
Bill Irwin - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
Dalton Harrod - Will Stein
Emily Shaffer - Jessica Walcott
Michael Torpey - Nick Brown
Sean Patrick Reilly - Richard Witt
Jared Zirilli - Rodney Marsh
Catherine Wolf – Judge
Steve Rosen – Public Defender Guthrie
Alex Hurt - Sam Dalton
Christopher Halladay - Mark Brown.
Eli Bridges – Chris Perry
Joel Brady – Officer Nolan
Lauren Noble – Carmen
Sara Vesser – Sara Perez
Tanairi Vazquez – Kim Espinoza
Mary Elizabeth Kelly – Robin Landry
Rosalind Lilly – Allison Buckley
Jack Nawada-Braunwart – Noah Porter Benson


Jessica Walcott is working at her job as a bartender. A man – Rodney – asks her to dinner the next night and when she says she is working, he said to forget dinner, just marry him. He continues to come on to her and another man nearby says that she is just not into him. They begin to argue and Jessica tells Rodney to back off.

As she leaves work, Rodney approaches her again and she continues to rebuff him and when he grabs onto her she tells him not to touch her. He says he just wanted to say goodnight as she storms off.

As Jessica walks to her car and opens the car door, she is attacked and screams for help before being shoved into her vehicle by her assailant.

Sometime later, an officer is leading Rollins and Carisi to the scene, who tells them Jessica is 26 and works at a bar at 7th and Avenue B. He explains someone pushed her into the car and raped her in the front seat. As Jessica is being tended to by EMTs, Rollins says she is so sorry about what happened and asks if they can ask her some questions. She agrees. Carisi asks if she saw the man who attacked her, and she explains, no, he came up from behind her when she opened the car door. She did hear his voice; he talked a lot afterward. She explains he said he was sorry and he started to cry, saying it wasn’t his fault because he was born to be a rapist and it was in his genes. Carisi and Rollins give each other a questioning look.


Benson is at the hospital with Jessica, who explains her attack. The attacker just kept saying he was sorry. She thinks she knows who did it – Rodney – who comes to the bar a lot flirting with her and always asking her out but she says no. He was at the bar last night. He tries after she closed up and followed her to her car. She confirms to Benson that the attacker cried and said it was because of his genetics. Jessica comments this is odd, asking if that is real, and Benson replies no it’s not real and it’s ridiculous.


At Manhattan Motorcars at 711 11th Avenue on Friday, February 10, Rollins and Carisi question Rodney Marsh, who is a blowhard car salesman. The ask about Jessica and he said he asked her out and she said no. Carisi explains she was raped and Rollins comments even money Rodney is the guy. He dies it, saying he was just flirting with her and tried again when she closed the bar. When Rollins comments he couldn’t take no for an answer, he was not like that, he’d never rape somebody. He denies following her to the car and the minute she blew him off so he walked away in the opposite direction. He got a Quick Ride and went home. When Rollins asks for a DNA sample, he says to swab away. Carisi and Rollins give each other a look and Rollins sighs in disappointment.

Back at the SVU, Rollins tells Carisi that a security cam from a bodega near the bar corroborates Rodney’s story. Benson approaches and says Rodney’s DNA does not match the semen in the rape kit but they got a familial hit to a guy named Mark Brown, arrested in 2013 for rape 1. Rollins says he is doing 7 to 10 in Sing Sing. Benson tells them to go to Sing Sing and talk to Mark and get the names of all male family members living in the area.


Later, at Sing Sing Correctional Facility on Friday, February 10, and when Mark is reluctant to give information, the detectives makes up a story that a family member was in a car crash and the person needs blood and they matches it to Mark’s DNA. Mark says he has a brother Nick and asks if he will make it. Rollins says she is not sure, and Carisi says if he gets this transfusion the docs think he will pull through. Mark eventually spills that Nick is an accountant at one of those giant accounting firms.


At RCFY Accounting Services at 1217 Sixth Avenue on Friday, February 10, Rollins and Carisi arrive at the office and Rollins calls out to Nick Brown. He acknowledges them, and when Carisi identifies themselves as NYPD and asks Nick to come with them, Nick asks if they are there about the bartender. Rollins says yes, asking how did he know that. He states he heard someone attacked her; he heard from a guy he knows at the bar. When Carisi asks him to come down with them, Nick recoils and then admits he did it, he raped her. Rollins and Carisi look quizzically at each other, and Nick explains he couldn’t help it. He adds he was born this way; he was born to be a rapist. Carisi tells Nick to stand up and turn around, and Nick complies. As Carisi cuffs Nick, Rollins reads him his rights as they walk him out of the office.

Law & Order SVU “Net Worth” Promo

Here is the promo for Law & Order SVU “Net Worth” which will air on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9PM ET on NBC.




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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Know It All” Photos

Here are advance photos for Law & Order SVU “Know It All” which will air on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 9 PM ET on NBC. The photos feature Raúl Esparza, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Jason Bowen as Detective Marcus Perry, Max Baker as CSU Tech Colin Bennett, Tim Ewing as Lawyer TK, Chris Diamantopoulos as Steven Willard, and Megan Murphy as Laura Knowles.  (Last 3 photos added March 27, 2017).














Added March 27, 2017




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




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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Genes” Sneak Peeks

Here are preview clips from Law & Order SVU “Genes” which will air on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9 PM ET on NBC. The videos feature Kelli Giddish and Peter Scanavino.

My recap and review of Law & Order SVU “Genes” 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!



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SVU_18015Clip3_16x9 from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Genes” Photos

Here are advance photos for Law & Order SVU “Genes” which will air on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9 PM ET on NBC. The photos feature Mariska Hargitay, Raúl Esparza, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Greg Germann as Counselor Derek Strauss, Sean Patrick Reilly as Richard Witt, Dalton Harrod as Will Stein, Alex Hurt as Sam Dalton, and Christopher Halladay as Mark Brown.


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













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




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Friday, March 10, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Net Worth” Episode Information




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

Law & Order SVU “Net Worth” Air Date March 29, 2017 (9 PM ET/8C Wednesday NBC)

TATE DONOVAN, MISSY PEREGRYM, JORDAN BRIDGES GUEST STAR - A top-level investment banker (Peregrym) accuses her billionaire client of rape (Donovan). Starring Mariska Hargitay (Lt. Olivia Benson), Ice T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins), Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi). Also guest starring Jordan Bridges (Roger Littrell), Will Brill (Harry Ingram), Kevin O'Rourke (Dan Hewitt) and Erica Sweany (Kate Tompkins).



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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Genes” Promo

Here is the promo for Law & Order SVU “Genes” which will air on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9 PM ET on NBC.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Law & Order SVU “Genes” Episode Information


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

Law & Order SVU Genes” Air Date March 22, 2017 (9 PM ET/8C Wednesday NBC)

An investigation hits a nerve with Benson (Mariska Hargitay) when a suspect claims his genetics causes him to commit rape. Also starring Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins), Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi). Guest starring Greg Germann (Counselor Derek Strauss), Dalton Harrod (Will Stein), Emily Shaffer (Jessica Walcott), Michael Torpey (Nick Brown), Sean Patrick Reilly (Richard Witt), Jared Zirilli (Rodney Marsh) and Alex Hurt (Sam Dalton).
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