Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 4, Episode 22

Futility (25 Apr. 2003)

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After arresting a man accused of raping several neighborhood women, Detectives Benson and Stabler attempt to obtain an indictment for their suspect with the help of a key eyewitness--his ... See full summary »

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After arresting a man accused of raping several neighborhood women, Detectives Benson and Stabler attempt to obtain an indictment for their suspect with the help of a key eyewitness--his last victim. However, the suspect's decision to handle his own defense casts some doubt over the trial's outcome as he proves to be a formidable opponent for ADA Cabot. Written by Anonymous

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Michael Gardner: I'm so sorry about hitting her. I hope she's okay.
Erin Russ: The rape charges on my client are bogus. And how did he get hurt between his home and the station house?
Alex Cabot: I don't know, how did he?
[Looks at Detectives Tutuola and Stabler]
Odafin Tutuola: He fell.
Erin Russ: Bull.
Alex Cabot: The only injuries I see are Mr. Gardner's torn knuckles from punching Detective Benson in the face, so unless you want to add the assault of a police officer to the list of charges, I suggest you move on.
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The Yuppie Rapist
1 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Fred Savage kid star of The Wonder Years got about as far as you can get from the wide eyed kid of that series to playing a Yuppie rapist on SVU. He's likable and charming and that's the reason that Stephanie March just can't quite wrap up the conviction. He sure doesn't fit a rapist profile.

He's also married with a nice Yuppie type job, but on certain nights goes on the prowl. The SVU squad finds a pattern, but charges only stick against one of four victims.

Savage defends himself in court with standby counsel. He's quite resourceful, a plot gambit we've seen on all the other Law And Order shows as well. He's got a particular grudge against Mariska Hargitay.

Savage is quite the revelation in this show.


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