Drinking Game / Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

General Triggers

  • Drink whenever you hear CHUNG-CHUNG.
  • Drink whenever someone says the word "rape".
    • You'll be hospitalized before the end of the episode
  • Drink when someone says "OBJECTION!".
    • If the lawyer doing the objecting is Rafael Barba, water your drinks or have an ambulance on standby.
  • Drink whenever you recognize the special guest star.
  • Drink whenever an episode cuts out before the end of a trial.
  • Finish your drink if the case is a mistrial.
  • Smash the bottle if any of these events take place:
    • A major character (character in the opening credits, NOT just recurring character) dies, and it's actually confirmed that they are dead.
    • Cabot smiles.
    • Munch gets some action.
      • Trust us, you'll be fine.
  • Drink whenever someone gets physical in interrogation and has to be removed.
  • Drink whenever two people involved in a relationship involving statutory rape claim to be in love.
  • Drink whenever someone is threatened with obstruction charges.
  • Drink whenever a suspect is threatened with "what they do to guys like you in prison."
    • Finish the bottle if it's a threat of Prison Rape.
      • Drink until your liver fails if the threat is made after the episode "Perverted".
  • Drink whenever a criminal or opposing attorney refers to a female character with a condescending term like "honey" or "sweetheart".
  • Drink whenever a witness or perp is casually racist to one of the non-white main characters.
  • Drink once every time a character bellows for someone to call an ambulance.
    • Drink twice if they call it a 'bus'.
  • Drink whenever anything Hudson related is relevant to the victim or person of interest.
    • Two drinks if said person was involved with illegal activities due to money issues.
  • Drink if someone decides to get revenge on the perp.
    • Down your drink if it's an acquaintance of the perp who does it.
  • Drink whenever the current case makes tabloid headlines.
    • Take another drink if it's unfairly going someone after it shouldn't be.

Detectives

  • General/Multiple
    • Drink whenever there's a commotion while the detectives are bringing someone in for questioning or an arrest.
    • Drink whenever the detectives deliver an especially groan-worthy pun based on the crime. Be prepared for an absolutely devastated liver.
    • Drink whenever a situation occurs where "IAB may get involved".
      • Take another drink if IA does show up. Slam your drink if an investigation is actually opened up.
    • Drink once for every foot chase- twice if it's a car chase.
      • Finish the bottle if it's a group foot chase except for Munch, who pulls up in the car afterwards.
    • Drink whenever a detective is told to go home and get some sleep.
      • Twice if said detective actually agrees to do so.
    • Slam your drink if a detective is kicked off a case.
    • Drink whenever one of the detectives is Mistaken for Gay.
    • Drink whenever Amaro or Barba get to use Spanish.
      • Twice if they're talking to each other.
    • Drink whenever there is something that could be construed as Alex/Olivia subtext.
    • Drink whenever Barba and Olivia hold each other's eyes too long for it to be just friendly.

  • Olivia Benson:
    • Drink whenever Olivia has a flashback of something.
    • Drink whenever Olivia mentions Elliot as "My old partner".
    • Drink whenever Olivia gets a new haircut.
    • Drink whenever Olivia's conception is referred to.
    • Drink whenever Olivia's ticking biological clock comes up.
    • Drink whenever Olivia drinks.
    • Drink whenever a suspect insults, mocks, or curses out Olivia.
      • Two drinks if they hit on her instead.
    • Drink whenever the subject of her alcoholic mother or lack of father is discussed.
      • Take another drink if she uses it in order to relate with someone.
    • Drink whenever Olivia's love life is ever brought up.

  • Elliot Stabler (and family):
    • Drink whenever Elliot yells at a suspect.
    • Drink whenever Elliot turns into a "dude-bro" during an interrogation.
    • One drink for every time Elliot throws a punch.
    • Drink whenever Kathleen does something bad
    • Kathy and the kids- drink twice.
    • Drink whenever someone asks Elliot if he's got kids, or deduces that he does.
      • Drink whenever Elliot mentions - without being prompted first - that he has kids.
      • Alternately, drink whenever someone asks any of the other detectives if they have kids.
    • Drink whenever Stabler's Catholicism comes up. Take another drink if it puts him at odds with a shady priest.
    • Drink if Stabler is mentioned after season 12.
      • Finish the bottle if he's mentioned by name.
    • Drink whenever Elliot goes off and whales on a suspect.
      • Take another drink if he beats them unconscious.
      • Drink again if they're able to get a hit in.
      • Drink if the suspect demands his name and badge number, he's threaten with a lawsuit, an IAB investigation is opened, or he's reprimanded by Cragen.
      • BONUS ROUND: if you had to take all additional drinks, finish your bottle (and hope it's not an Un-Stabler Marathon).

  • Don Cragen
    • Drink whenever Cragen calls someone into his office.
    • Drink whenever Captain Cragen calls somebody a "Son of a bitch".
    • Drink whenever Cragen scolds a detective, and says something nice as they leave the office.
    • Drink whenever Cragen's prior alcoholism comes up.
    • Drink whenever Cragen has to interrupt an interview, but the only thing he says is, "Detective(s)"
    • Drink whenever circumstances force Cragen to don his uniform.

  • John Munch
    • Drink whenever Munch makes a sarcastic comment.
    • Drink whenever Munch makes reference to conspiracy theories.
    • Drink whenever Munch makes a comment along the line that it "Reminds [him] of his past four wives".
    • Finish the bottle if he ever appears out of his iconic suit get-up
    • Finish the bottle if he makes a reference to Homicide: Life on the Street.
    • Finish the bottle if someone references a show he's cameoed in as if it were fictional (such as The X-Files).
    • Drink whenever a comment about how skinny his butt is is cracked

  • Fin Tutuola
    • Drink whenever Fin says something to the effect of "That's messed up".
    • Drink whenever he has to tell someone not to get Munch started on another one of his rants.
    • Drink whenever Fin says he'll use his past connections over at narcotics to help with a case.
    • Drink whenever as a result of a case he tries to reconnect with his son, Ken.
      • Two drinks if they're actually able to reconcile
    • Drink whenever he and Stabler are partnered up and they end up butting heads
      • If they manage to actually work together just fine, slam your drink.

  • Rollins
    • Drink whenever Rollins' gambling debts are mentioned.
      • Slam your drink if it results in direct action against her (i.e. assault).
    • Drink whenever she does something stupid to help out her sister.
    • Drink whenever she mentions her time as a cop in The Deep South.
    • Drink whenever Rollins gets stabbed in the back.
    • Drink whenever Rollins goes undercover - twice if it's as a Honey Trap.

  • Amaro
    • Drink whenever a female character comes on to Amaro.
      • Two drinks if they invoke the Latin Lover stereotype.
      • Finish the bottle if a male character does.
    • Drink whenever Amaro uses Blatant Lies while interrogating a perp.
    • Drink whenever Amaro faces professional consequences for something Stabler would've gotten away with scot-free.

  • Carisi
    • Drink whenever Carisi puts his foot in his mouth.
      • If Carisi does something clever that actually helps the case, finish the bottle (only for season 16).
    • Drink once every time Carisi interacts with a child/children.
    • Drink once every time Carisi mentions a relative/his family.
    • Drink once every time Carisi is openly religious.
    • Drink whenever Carisi is the devil's advocate of the group.
      • Take another drink if doing so eventually turns the case upside down.

Assistant District Attorneys

  • General:
    • Finish your bottle whenever the ADA has to fight over jurisdictional rights to a case. Make sure to stock up on drinks.
    • Drink whenever it's an episode with an ADA who lasted less than four episodes.
      • Double drinks if they only lasted one episode.
    • Drink whenever a male ADA other than Barba appears.
    • Two drinks whenever the show borrows an ADA from a different Law & Order series.

  • Cabot
    • Drink when Alex's glasses are on in once scene and off in the next.
    • Finish your drink if Alex is sporting bangs that episode.
    • Drink whenever Alex bends the rules and doing so makes Judges Petrovsky or Donnelly mad.
    • Drink whenever Cabot threatens a perp with the death penalty.
    • Drink whenever Cabot humiliates someone on the witness stand.
    • Drink whenever someone calls her "Alexandra."

  • Novak
    • Drink if Casey is wearing a new hairstyle.
    • Drink whenever you see Casey's thank you poster in her office.
    • Finish the bottle when Casey's SEX CRIMES T-shirt makes an appearance.
    • Drink if Casey is seen doing something athletic.
    • Drink if she has to discuss her case with her mentor.
    • Finish the whole bottle when she subpoenas Donald Rumsfeld.

  • Barba
    • Drink if a character implies Barba is gay/bi.
    • Drink if Barba references growing up on the wrong side of the tracks.
    • Drink whenever Barba changes his suits. Warning: be prepared to get hammered.
      • Two drinks when Barba wears pink.
      • Two drinks when Barba's suspenders and socks match.
      • If the pocket square and tie matches/coordinates with both of the above or his shirt, finish your drink.
      • If Barba is wearing something other than a suit, finish the bottle.
    • Drink for every article of clothing Barba is not wearing while prepping for a case: jacket, waistcoat, tie, pocket square, and suspenders (aka braces). If his sleeves are rolled up, add another drink. You will be so very, very sloshed.
    • Drink when Barba stands to interview a witness and buttons the top button of his suit.
    • Drink whenever Barba is visibly exasperated with the SVU detectives.
    • Drink whenever Barba makes a face at whatever the defense attorney is saying.
    • Two drinks whenever Barba finds a legal excuse to completely screw over a wealthy, corrupt person and/or institution.

Other SVU Staff

  • Huang
    • Down half your beer if B.D. Wong makes an appearance this episode.
    • Drink whenever Huang is in disagreement with the detectives due to either having a psychiatric explanation for the suspect or socially unconventional opinion they refuse to acknowledge.
      • Twice if he's willing to or does testify on behalf of the defense.
      • Finish your drink if he helps the ADA or detectives prove the defenses' psych argument is crap.
    • Drink twice whenever he uses his authority as an FBI agent to help the case.

  • Warner
    • Drink whenever Dr. Warner reveals a surprising plot twist.
      • For an extra challenge, take another drink if the reaction quips to black.
    • Drink whenever after the post-mortem examination, Warner tells the detectives to "promise [her] to catch the guy" or similar.
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