A woman is raped at a party and the attacker is quickly caught but the detectives must still determine why the victim was carrying a finger from a long dead infant.

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A woman is raped at a party and the attacker is quickly caught but the detectives must still determine why the victim was carrying a finger from a long dead infant.

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3 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Mary Steenburgen and Estelle Parsons, who play daughter & mother in this episode, both have previously won Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Steenburgen for "Melvin & Howard" and Parsons for "Bonnie & Clyde", both films with two first names in their titles. See more »

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When Claire walks out of the police department at the end of the episode, the camera dolly and the camera crew's feet are reflected in the black marble portion of the building's wall. See more »

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[Claire walks out of the station after being released and sees Fin on the street holding a package]
Claire Rinato: How's my grandmother?
Fin Tutuola: She's holding her own. Won't be able to see her till tomorrow.
[Claire sees the package he's holding]
Claire Rinato: What's that?
[Fin gives it to her and she opens it]
Fin Tutuola: Your last excuse not to go to rehab.
[It's the computer-generated picture of her sister Lisa]
Fin Tutuola: No more lame-ass wining about how you gotta get high to remember what your sister looked like.
Claire Rinato: I would hug you, but I can tell you ...
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Should've had EMMYS for performances of Ice T and guest Martha Plimpton
28 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MIXING IN THE elements of a mysterious past, an extremely strong sense of denial and some very interesting guest stars, we have long felt that this was the best installment in SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT. With the inclusion of a very convoluted storyline and a plot that took us back some years in the past, the element that separates this story from the rest is one of execution rather than design.

THE PARTICULAR ASPECT to which we are referring is the performances and characterizations of series regular Ice T (as Detective 'Fin' Tutuola) and guest star Martha Plimpton (as Claire Rinato). Their working together was most remarkable and of a level which we don't often see on TV drama.

AS A SORT OF side-bar to the main investigation, Detective 'Fin' becomes personally involved with the plight of young Claire; whom has had a most loveless life ever since birth and is now a heroin addict. Fin goes the extra mile and sees to it that the young lady is pointed in the right direction; even to the point of saving her from certain death due to drug overdose.

ALTHOUGH THE HABIT of getting personally involved in one's job is bound to have a detrimental effect on both the service rendered; as well as to the individuals both rendering and receiving the aid. Fact is that it does happen, perhaps not often.

WE DO SEEM to forget that Cops are fallible human beings; believe it or not.


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