Tonight’s episode finally answered the question Law & Order: SVU fans have been buzzing about for weeks: who is Olivia’s mystery man? It immediately transitioned to: how quickly can he be thrown the wolves for our amusement?
New York’s biggest political sex scandal is about to go to trial, when a shady ex-prostitute-turned-pole-dancing-aerobics instructor named Heather accuses the prosecution’s star witness, lovable rogue cop Brian Cassidy, of raping her four years earlier. Nick and Munch go to Cassidy’s apartment to break the bad news . . . and find Olivia there, wearing only Cassidy’s nightshirt and a satisfied post-coital grin. At last! We know whose mystery hand Oliva was holding as she flew off to the Bahamas a few episodes ago.
Will Olivia finally get some well-deserved happiness? Of course not – where’s the drama in that?
Although this may be the weakest rape charge in the history of rape charges – for crying out loud, Heather’s boyfriend visited the sex-scandal defendant in jail two days earlier, obviously colluding to frame Cassidy – the DA promptly charges Cassidy with rape, and sets his trial for approximately seven minutes later.
Heather testifies that four years ago, she was a dog-collar-wearing “sex slave,” and [Read more...]