Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 4, Episode 23

Grief (2 May 2003)

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When a rape victim winds up dead, her father decides to take justice into his own hands.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Ray Bevins
Perry Williams
Donovan Alvarez
Sophie Hayden ...
Mrs. Kligman
Caren Browning ...


When a rape victim winds up dead, her father decides to take justice into his own hands.

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22 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This SVU episode presents a particular crisis for Christopher Meloni. He empathizes with the parent of the victim so much that he lets slip some information that makes it end badly for his suspect.

A young girl is found strangled outside a club in Soho and when she's identified the father is called in. The father is Joe Morton who's a working stiff trying to raise his daughter alone. As the father of three girls Detective Stabler knows just what that's all about.

Unfortunately Paul Leyden who is the club owner and who fancies himself a player meets Morton's wrath when the authorities slip up.

Stephanie March know has to charge Morton with Leyden's murder. Poor Stabler, as he says he's not sure he wouldn't have done the same thing.

Christopher Meloni owns this episode and a touching performance by Joe Morton as the grieving father.

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