Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 6, Episode 12

Identity (18 Jan. 2005)

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When a murdered gang member is linked to a sexual assault, Benson and Stabler find neither the alleged victim nor the alleged killer to be who they think.

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Complications ensue in the investigation of a gang member who fell off a building after the victim that he tried to rape bit him in self-defense. Her twin sister confesses to the crime, seemingly impossible due to the evidence until the secrets regarding the sister's true genetic identity are revealed. Written by Anonymous

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Loosely based on the true story of David Reimer, a Canadian man who was raised as a girl after a botched surgical procedure and on the advice from a therapist, Dr. John Money. See more »

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[the detectives are interrogating a sex therapist who used some controversial experimental procdeures on teenagers]
Elliot Stabler: Doc, I saw the 'art' in your office, and even I was uncomfortable with how many phalluses were on display.
Dr. Preston Blair: That's because you're a bourgeios American, completely uptight about sex. It's what screws up your children and turns them into sex offenders.
Elliot Stabler: ...You lost me at 'bourgeois.'
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Now this was one awesome episode
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It's amazing how episodes in the "Law and Order" series manage to start with one crime and then follow different threads to end up with lots of details and often a confusing issue. I really enjoy watching it. In this case, a man fell down off a building, hit a car and died. Due to injuries found in his genital region, the "SVU" squad was called in to investigate who had apparently pushed him off the building and why.

From there, discovery of fresh graffiti on the building leads them to a rebellious teenager, Logan, who denies all responsibility for either crime, even when his DNA is found at the crime scene. To make things harder, his twin sister Lindsay confirms he was at their home all night.

Things start to get even more complicated. I won't say too much, just ask that you watch the episode! It was very clever. I suspected one of the "twists" regarding Lindsay and Logan as I was familiar with the true story it was based on. Reiley McClendon's acting was stunningly, believably good.

And the ending...what an ending. I loved it. It was so clever. And really makes you think. The episode was a little sad. But so well done, and I can't recommend it highly enough.


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