History Series / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

21st Jul '16 7:54:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In the pilot, "Payback", one of the two {{Sympathetic Murderer}}s takes enough care to write something with her non-dominant hand in front of the detectives, knowing that they're currently looking for someone of her dexterity. She's still found out, though, as the resulting sloppy handwriting quickly clues them in.
18th Jul '16 8:05:14 PM kundoo
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** They're still doing this in season 14, somehow--in the episode "Criminal Hatred," the detectives go after a man who picks up and then attacks closeted gay men. Once the perp is found, they dismiss his claims of prostituting himself to women as utterly impossible because he himself is gay and attempt an unorthodox gay-on-gay hate crime charge, never once considering that the dude could be bi. Raul Esparza, who plays ADA Barba, has talked openly about his personal struggles with his gray-area sexuality, and yet none of the characters seem to think of it.
17th Jul '16 3:21:08 PM Scriptrix
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* PunnyName: "Babes" featured a Catholic schoolgirl who cheated on her boyfriend named Fidelia.

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* PunnyName: "Babes" featured a Catholic schoolgirl named Fidelia who cheated on her boyfriend named Fidelia.boyfriend.
9th Jun '16 5:50:58 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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** S14:E22 (''Poisoned Motive'') sees this attempted when Fin speaks with his old Narcotics partner concerning multiple sniper attacks connected with them only to be presented with the weapon and a convincing MotiveRant centering on abandonment and betrayal. However it is rapidly made evident that motivation and marksmanship skill would not have let a man with a half-crippled leg escape the scene of the first shooting[[note]](a rooftop across from the precinct during a high profile perp-walk)[[/note]] as swiftly as the shooter did; whereas his twenty five year old daughter who was living with him, washed out of the U. S. Army and NYPD Academy only due to emotional problems, and was still at large was a different matter entirely.
9th Jun '16 3:44:20 PM brichards85
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** In "Friending Emily" they meet an FBI agent who's only job is to monitor child porn. He may or may not be joking that his predecessor {{ate his gun}} at his desk.

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** In "Friending Emily" they meet an FBI agent who's whose only job is to monitor child porn. He may or may not be joking that his predecessor {{ate his gun}} at his desk.



** S14:E7 (''Vanity's Bonfire'') ends with a woman who's terminal brain tumor left her reliant on a cane to walk and too weak to handle a pitcher of water confessing to beating the head of her husband's physically healthy mistress in with a 20 pound hunk of crystal, while also swearing under oath that [[LetOffByTheDetective her 15 year old daughter]] came straight home from school that afternoon and never left the townhouse.

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** S14:E7 (''Vanity's Bonfire'') ends with a woman who's whose terminal brain tumor left her reliant on a cane to walk and too weak to handle a pitcher of water confessing to beating the head of her husband's physically healthy mistress in with a 20 pound hunk of crystal, while also swearing under oath that [[LetOffByTheDetective her 15 year old daughter]] came straight home from school that afternoon and never left the townhouse.
3rd Jun '16 12:02:35 PM MartialArtsMaster
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** Unfortunately [[AvertedTrope averted]] in Season 14, Episode 18. The defendant of that episode, Purcell, is accused of raping sports reporter Avery Jordan, and later dismisses his counsel and opts to represent himself. Purcell proves to be significantly more competent than expected [[spoiler:and he succeeds in convincing the jury to find him not guilty of rape, though they do find him guilty of stalking.]] To make matters worse, he also proves competent in representing himself when [[spoiler:he sues for custody of the resulting child. He doesn't succeed, but he does get the judge to award him minimal visitation rights.]] His not being a fool for a client ends up making him a KarmaHoudini, though [[spoiler:Jordan gets the last laugh: she leaves town to somewhere beyond extradition and takes the baby with her]].
3rd Jun '16 7:47:44 AM MartialArtsMaster
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* DangerRoomColdOpen: In season 14, episode 15, "Deady Ambition", the episode begins with Rollins and Tutuola interrupting what looks like a man assaulting a woman. They back the man up against the wall and warn him not to resist--but the woman unexpectedly stands up and fires a gun at Rollins. It turns out this was just a police exercise, and as the man explains, the woman was able to catch Rollins off guard because people tend to see women as victims.
23rd May '16 10:29:28 AM Josef5678
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* DoNotPassGo: In "Branded", said very seriously by Stabler to a perp when he's finally been caught and is going to jail. It seems completely irrelevant if you weren't paying attention, but the line is a BrickJoke: the first victim was found with game pieces inserted in his rectum, the reason the unit was called in the first place.
20th May '16 1:28:31 PM Josef5678
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Used in a ''very'' twisted way by a VillainOfTheWeek who kidnaps and rapes virgins, and then says he had to because his wife wasn't a virgin when they tried to consummate their marriage.
17th May '16 5:08:16 PM StFan
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* DeggansRule: Passed when Fin, Huang, Warner, and Lake were variously [[PromotionToOpeningTitles promoted to the regular cast]]; in later seasons, the combination of Fin, Amaro and Barba also cause the show to pass.
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