Benson and Stabler suspect parental neglect in the death of the son of two famous singers, The detectives fear for their surviving daughter, who has a history of serious injuries, and ... See full summary »

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Benson and Stabler suspect parental neglect in the death of the son of two famous singers, The detectives fear for their surviving daughter, who has a history of serious injuries, and Benson grows attached to her. Her parents resent Benson attention to their daughter, and they take out a restraining order, which puts Benson's job in jeopardy. Written by Jim Lankin

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Detective Olivia Benson: I want you to know, my only concern was for Ashley.
Ricki Austin: You get near her again, I'll have your badge.
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Tragic
19 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was quite a tragic episode all the way through. It began with a tragedy - a young boy runs from his birthday party and gets hit and killed by a car. He was seen arguing with a man, his tutor, in the toilets beforehand, so the whole event seems incredibly suspicious, particularly as he is the adopted son of a famous couple (entertainers).

It is while investigating this that Detective Benson comes across the boy's sister, who is suffering all sorts of injuries, all of which she refers to as "accidents". Detective Benson immediately suspects abuse and tries her hardest to investigate these injuries or get the girl removed from the home. However, there is no evidence suggesting that the girl's long pattern of both serious and minor injuries are caused by anyone - other than herself.

Meanwhile, the girl is forming an attachment to Detective Benson, being thrilled to see her all the time, trying to find her, and even repeatedly asking to live with her, apparently as a result of parental neglect.

This is a tough episode because Detective Benson tries to do what's right, but she is up against a big system and a powerful parent. The dilemma is that the whole situation is terrible, yet there is nothing legally wrong with it. The final scenes are hopelessly tragic. Definitely a really interesting episode.


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