Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 5, Episode 20

Lowdown (6 Apr. 2004)

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When the death of a prosecutor is staged using information gleaned from a coworker's caseload, Novak endangers her career to obtain a confession.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Judge Mary Clark
Andy Abbott
Bethany Butler ...
Mary Ellen Abbott
DuShawn McGovern
Robert Jason Jackson ...
Jerome Adams
Caren Browning ...


When the death of a prosecutor is staged using information gleaned from a coworker's caseload, Novak endangers her career to obtain a confession.

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[after explaining what it means to be on the "Down Low". Everyone looks at him strangly]
Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola: Don't look at me like that. I just know stuff.
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Wow! Bethany Butler's Performance!
14 September 2006 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

Bethany Butler guest co-stars in this episode, and she delivers a world-class performance. You expect consistently good work from the regular stars and guest stars on this show, but I have seen this episode twice and on both occasions, Bethany Butler steals the scenes.

There is very little information about her on IMDb.

Nevertheless, she is not just a beautiful black woman. Ms. Butler gives her character a power punch that you won't forget, from her very first brief appearance to the climactic last scene. She delivers a range of emotions that are crystal clear and unforgettable.

I give the episode a 9 because the plot itself is a little bizarre and strains credulity, although it is delivered competently. I would have given it a 7, but for Ms. Butler's captivating performance. She doesn't depend upon sex appeal or stereotypes -- this is acting at its finest! Wow !

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