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In Which A Hail Of Preachy Anvils Flattens Any Desire To Watch Law & Order: SVU

A quintessentially Season 18 double episode -- well intended and acted, but self-righteous and clumsy -- tries to tell us what to think about immigration policy. 2017.05.25S18.E21

Preaching To The Converted On Law & Order: SVU

Curative intercourse and conversion therapy get the PSA treatment. 2017.05.18S18.E19

Law & Order: SVU Spills The Special Tea

A TED-talk shaman is accused of rape by hypnosis; did the episode make Sarah D. Bunting verrrrry sleeeeepy? 2017.05.11S18.E18

Law & Order: SVU Declares (Info)War On Good Writing, Sympathetic Characterization

The show's take on fake news involves a very real, very unwelcome return to the Noah-in-peril well. 2017.05.04S18.E17

Is Law & Order: SVU's Take On The Roger Ailes Allegations Fair And Balanced?

HA HA HA HA HAAAAAA try 'tiresome and preachy,' but there's some good work from the guest stars. 2017.04.27S18.E16

A Law & Order: SVU Suspect Investigates The Squad Right Back, With Technology

The team's efforts to take down a rape and murder suspect are complicated by his determination to take them down first. 2017.04.06S18.E15

Law & Order: SVU Asks: Is There Such A Thing As Bad Idea Genes?

The team discovers a support group for children of violence who blame their own bad tendencies on their genetics. Too bad they didn't discover Olivia first. 2017.03.23S18.E13

Law & Order: SVU's 400th Episode Is A Mother

The show celebrates a milestone with a MarHar-directed take on the predator-shrink trope. 2017.02.08S18.E10

His Law & Order: SVU Judgment Cometh, And That Right Soon

The warden from The Shawshank Redemption grosses out a cavalcade of guest stars with his Gigante-meets-Hefner Quaalude 'partying' -- and this isn't even the infamous Trumpisode! 2017.01.19S18.E09

Shaking Up Carisi On Law & Order: SVU

An old stalking case isn't as simple as it seems...and neither is the prospect of retirement. 2017.01.04S18.E07

Beats, Rhymes And 25 To Life: The Travels Of Law & Order: SVU

Love and hip-hop don't go so well together when a label chief decides he can't with a rising star's girlfriend. 2016.11.10S18.E06

Law & Order: SVU Is Liv-ing In The Past

When the show tackles the Brock Turner case, an ER reunion makes us all feel kinda sick. 2016.10.27S18.E05

Biden Time On Law & Order: SVU

The Vice President declares victory over the rape-kit backlog, but one of the unjustly accused that testing freed falls under suspicion again. 2016.09.28S18.E02

Law & Order: SVU Weighs The Rights Of The Many

A ripped-from-the-headlines shooting sees Liv taking the needs of the few personally. 2016.09.21S18.E01

Which Of Bryan Fuller's Repertory Players Should Make A Discovery?

Bryan Fuller has lots of old friends from canceled shows. Which ones should appear on his new Star Trek series? 2016.07.26

The Law & Order: SVU Finale Breaks Up The Family

A manipulative, but effective, end to Season 17. 2016.05.25S17.E23

A Corrections Officer Is Brad To The Bone On Law & Order: SVU

New York's Boldest take it too far when a former inmate blows (...sorry) the whistle on rape at Rikers. 2016.05.19S17.E22

Law & Order: SVU Makes New Friends, But Keeps The Old

Munch is back to nail a notorious and elusive offender; so is the Terry Richardson ripped-from-the-headlines story. 2016.05.05S17.E20

Getting It Twisted On SVU

Something's rotten in Denmark during Carisi's UC assignment. Could be that handful of red herrings. 2016.03.31S17.E19

And Forgive Us Our Emmy-Reel Trespasses On Law & Order: SVU

Good acting bails out overwrought writing as the squad struggles to exonerate Liv and Tucker. 2016.03.24S17.E18