A probable suicide becomes a murder investigation with suspects that include the writer's psychiatrist, a family member and a local news anchor, but the woman's sister brings evidence that will turn the case on its head.

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A probable suicide becomes a murder investigation with suspects that include the writer's psychiatrist, a family member and a local news anchor, but the woman's sister brings evidence that will turn the case on its head.

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It is disclosed in this episode that Captain Cragen's deceased (or former) wife was named Marge. See more »

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Detective Olivia Benson: I thought you didn't drink.
Captain Donald Cragen: I don't. But that doesn't mean you can't.
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Falls in Olivia's lap
22 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Cases can come to the SVU squad at any time or place. Take this one. A half naked woman jumps from an apartment window while Mariska Hargitay is buying some takeout. She interjects herself and when Christopher Meloni arrives they're investigating a possible murder even though there's no real evidence of a homicide.

The woman was a writer and one desperately unhappy soul who was done wrong by every man she came in contact with. Even her psychiatrist Dennis Boutsikaris had an affair with her. There's also a married news anchor Michael Nouri who kept her on the side. But these are the latest in a series of men since she was an adolescent.

In the end there's no murder here, just a desperately unhappy woman. But her sister Laila Robins stands out in this episode where they get a case of incest/rape. Robins's scene at the climax is gripping.

You will be gripped as well at the story of a desperately unhappy victim.


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