History YMMV / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

14th Nov '16 10:55:10 PM PurpleAlert
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* Hailey in "Transitions" is meant to be seen as a struggling child fighting for the right to be herself, but Hailey is confrontational, out of control, irrational, and violent against just about everyone in her life whether they mean her any harm or not, and she's openly proud of it. Her problems might be exacerbated by her situation, but they don't have anything to do with her gender, and although her mom and dad are a bit clueless and struggling with denial respectively, they don't stop her from living and dressing as a girl. Jackie Blaine is in a similar boat, since she basically tried to kill Hailey's father in revenge for an assault she suffered years ago that had absolutely nothing to do with him, with the excuse that she was protecting Hailey from his "abuse". The abuse in question? Carrying a picture of his own kid in his wallet. After [[TearJerker the godawful nightmare that Cheryl Avery went through]], hearing a twelve-year-old brat congratulate herself for giving her mother a black eye for catching her sneaking into the house at two in the morning just doesn't work.

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* ** Hailey in "Transitions" is meant to be seen as a struggling child fighting for the right to be herself, but Hailey is confrontational, out of control, irrational, and violent against just about everyone in her life whether they mean her any harm or not, and she's openly proud of it. Her problems might be exacerbated by her situation, but they don't have anything to do with her gender, and although her mom and dad are a bit clueless and struggling with denial respectively, they don't stop her from living and dressing as a girl. Jackie Blaine is in a similar boat, since she basically tried to kill Hailey's father in revenge for an assault she suffered years ago that had absolutely nothing to do with him, with the excuse that she was protecting Hailey from his "abuse". The abuse in question? Carrying a picture of his own kid in his wallet. After [[TearJerker the godawful nightmare that Cheryl Avery went through]], hearing a twelve-year-old brat congratulate herself for giving her mother a black eye for catching her sneaking into the house at two in the morning just doesn't work.


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** Megan Ramsay from "Repression". It's not her fault that her therapist essentially convinced her she had been abused by her father through a combination of drugs and badgering, but she started seeing that therapist because of her drug abuse, for which her rich parents cut her off and kicked her out of the house. The abuse never happened and her father ends up dead over it, but Megan gets exactly what she wanted from the beginning, and whatever problems she had before meeting the therapist are never addressed. With Megan deliberately fabricating evidence against her father, it's easy to read the situation as Megan throwing her dad under the bus to get back in her wealthy mother's good graces.
14th Nov '16 9:54:13 PM PurpleAlert
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* Hailey in "Transitions" is meant to be seen as a struggling child fighting for the right to be herself, but Hailey is confrontational, out of control, irrational, and violent against just about everyone in her life whether they mean her any harm or not, and she's openly proud of it. Her problems might be exacerbated by her situation, but they don't have anything to do with her gender, and although her mom and dad are a bit clueless and struggling with denial respectively, they don't stop her from living and dressing as a girl. Jackie Blaine is in a similar boat, since she basically tried to kill Hailey's father in revenge for an assault she suffered years ago that had absolutely nothing to do with him, with the excuse that she was protecting Hailey from his "abuse". The abuse in question? Carrying a picture of his own kid in his wallet. After [[TearJerker the godawful nightmare that Cheryl Avery went through]], hearing a twelve-year-old brat congratulate herself for giving her mother a black eye for catching her sneaking into the house at two in the morning just doesn't work.
24th Oct '16 6:31:36 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In "Cold" Casey gets a job offer from another firm that involves defending corporate cases. Taking up the offer after losing the case would've been a better write-off for the character than her [[IdiotBall lying about the evidence in the case (which she doesn't win anyway) that ends up with her getting suspended.]]
** Similarly in "Heartfelt Passages" [[spoiler: Sergeant Mike Dodds is leaving SVU for an assignment in the Joint Terrorism Taskforce just as the audience was getting to learn more about him. Instead of having him take the already built up being PutOnABus, leaving open the door for future appearances, he gets shot in a hostage situation gone bad and ends of dying in the hospital.]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In "Cold" "Cold", Casey gets a job offer from another firm that involves defending corporate cases. Taking up the offer after losing the case would've been a better write-off for the character than her [[IdiotBall lying about the evidence in the case (which she doesn't win anyway) that ends up with her getting suspended.]]
** Similarly in "Heartfelt Passages" Passages", [[spoiler: Sergeant Mike Dodds is leaving SVU for an assignment in the Joint Terrorism Taskforce just as the audience was getting to learn more about him. Instead of having him take the already built up being PutOnABus, leaving open the door for future appearances, he gets shot in a hostage situation gone bad and ends of dying in the hospital.]]
24th Oct '16 6:30:17 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* RonTheDeathEater: ThisVeryWiki treats Elliot this way. Just look at the Headscratchers or Fridge page

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* RonTheDeathEater: ThisVeryWiki treats Elliot this way. Just look at the Headscratchers or Fridge pagepage.



** In "Secrets Exhumed," it's revealed that [[spoiler: fan favorite RecurringCharacter Dana Lewis was EvilAllAlong]].

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** In "Secrets Exhumed," it's revealed that [[spoiler: fan favorite fan-favorite RecurringCharacter Dana Lewis was EvilAllAlong]].



** An earlier episode centers around a young woman with Down's Syndrome who became pregnant after being raped. Her 67 year old mother campaigns throughout most of the episode to have the fetus aborted, and the writers make it clear we're supposed to vilify her at this point. YMMV on her methods, but the points made in court by the mother's attorney are valid nevertheless. The girl clearly had no idea how to properly care for a child and would likely not only fail to be a competent mother, but may endanger the welfare of the potential child.

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** An earlier episode centers around a young woman with Down's Syndrome who became pregnant after being raped. Her 67 year old year-old mother campaigns throughout most of the episode to have the fetus aborted, and the writers make it clear we're supposed to vilify her at this point. YMMV on her methods, but the points made in court by the mother's attorney are valid nevertheless. The girl clearly had no idea how to properly care for a child and would likely not only fail to be a competent mother, but may endanger the welfare of the potential child.
13th Oct '16 7:58:06 AM esq263
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* CriticalResearchFailure: in "Imposter", Barba tries a guy who seduces women by pretending to be a college admissions director who can help the women's kids get into college. Barba acknowledges that rape by fraud is not a crime in New York, but then talks about getting the case to a jury. The problem: if what someone has not broken a specific law, the case will never see a jury -- because the judge will kick it out, and may put sanctions on the prosecutor. (Not to mention that the defendant may turn around and sue for malicious prosecution and wrongful arrest.) Later, the judge in the case [[HandWave hand waves]] his failure to dismiss the case by saying that no judge would kick out a rape case without hearing all the evidence. Except that's the judge's job when the prosecution has failed to articulate a crime in his indictment. The judge's failure to do this could subject ''him'' to "getting his pants pulled down and his reputation sullied in public" as he so put it. After all, his decision is subject to review by the appeals court and even the federal courts, given that the defendant's Fourteenth Amendment rights have been violated.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: in "Imposter", Barba tries a guy who seduces women by pretending to be a college admissions director who can help the women's kids get into college. Barba acknowledges that rape by fraud is not a crime in New York, but then talks about getting the case to a jury. The problem: if what someone has not broken a specific law, the case will never see a jury -- because the judge will kick it out, and may put sanctions on the prosecutor. (Not to mention that the defendant may turn around and sue for malicious prosecution and wrongful arrest.) Later, the judge in the case [[HandWave hand waves]] his failure to dismiss the case by saying that no judge would kick out a rape case without hearing all the evidence. Except that's the judge's job when the prosecution has failed to articulate a crime in his indictment. The judge's failure to do this could subject ''him'' to "getting his pants pulled down and his reputation sullied in public" as he so put it. After all, his decision is subject to review by the appeals court and even the federal courts, given that the defendant's Fourteenth Amendment rights have been violated. Contrary to what the judge says, using the word "rape" doesn't get around that.
5th Oct '16 7:19:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Stephen Collins (of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' fame) guest-starred as a suspect in the ninth season episode "Trade." In 2014, Collins confessed to having [[http://www.people.com/article/stephen-collins-sexual-abuse-confession-exclusive sexually abused underaged girls]] earlier in his career.
5th Oct '16 7:17:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* HideYourPregnancy: Why Olivia disappeared for part of season 8.
** Averted in season 17 with Kelli Giddish's pregnancy. There's almost a [[RunningGag Running Gag]] of the characters telling Rollins to stop pushing herself so hard when she's pregnant. The gag becomes much less funny when she has to be put on bed rest.
5th Oct '16 7:10:52 PM esq263
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* CriticalResearchFailure: in "Imposter", Barba tries a guy who seduces women by pretending to be a college admissions director who can help the women's kids get into college. Barba acknowledges that rape by fraud is not a crime in New York, but then talks about getting the case to a jury. The problem: if what someone has not broken a specific law, the case will never see a jury -- because the judge will kick it out, and may put sanctions on the prosecutor. (Not to mention that the defendant may turn around and sue for malicious prosecution and wrongful arrest.) Later, the judge in the case [[HandWave hand waves]] his failure to dismiss the case by saying that no judge would kick out a rape case without hearing all the evidence. Except that's the judge's job when the prosecution has failed to articulate a crime in his indictment. The judge's failure to do this could subject ''him'' to "getting his pants pulled down and his reputation sullied in public" as he so put it. After all, his decision is subject to review by the appeals court and even the federal courts, given that the defendant's Fourteenth Amendment rights have been violated.
28th Sep '16 9:11:06 PM Fireblood
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* HideYourPregnancy: Why Olivia disappeared for part of season 8.
** Averted in season 17 with Kelli Giddish's pregnancy. There's almost a [[RunningGag Running Gag]] of the characters telling Rollins to stop pushing herself so hard when she's pregnant. The gag becomes much less funny when she has to be put on bed rest.
27th Aug '16 10:05:03 PM jmf6401
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** Stuckey who despite his tendency to annoy everyone, at times seemed to be a bullying target for the entire SVU department. Quite a few fans were cheering for him when he attempted to torture and kill Stabler, especially since Stabler had physically assaulted him earlier in the episode.
** Billy Tripley, the Michael Jackson expy from "Sick". Despite not enough credible evidence to warrant either an arrest or conviction, especially since both accusations were dismissed as being false, in the SVU's mind he's guilty because of his childlike mentality and eccentric lifestyle, seemingly going out of their way to make his medical examination as painful as possible and vowing to "get him next time".
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