Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 1, Episode 20

Remorse (5 May 2000)

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The police apprehend a man who appears to be one of the two people involved in an old rape case where the victim was a famous TV reporter. The suspect decides to keep quiet and immediately obtains a lawyer. Munch, who had formed a bond with the woman during the initial investigation, is the primary detective on the case and must now gather enough evidence to allow for a successful prosecution while also attempting to determine the identity of the second rapist. Written by Anonymous

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When Cragen is helping the mother and her young boy leave their apartment and he says, "Come on, partner, let's go", the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the wall. See more »

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[Sara Logan has asked Much out to dinner]
Detective John Munch: All right, I'll go. Just don't say "bribe" to a cop in an open courthouse.
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Munch connects
17 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Richard Belzer takes center stage in this SVU story. Back in the early days Belzer was occasionally the lead detective in a story a he is here. As the show progressed Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay seemed always to have center stage. For that reason this a treasured episode.

Belzer's John Munch really connects with his victim here, a smart and hip TV reporter played by Jennifer Esposito. She was raped by two men in a bar restroom and finally they've got an arrest of one of the suspects, Jason Paul Field.

Just as justice finally seems to be getting done, Esposito is killed with a bomb in her apartment. Even with forensic evidence the case looks like its history and Field is let go on bail.

Then he's killed in a bomb blast and it's clear that there's another suspect out there with some serious narcissistic issues. It's forensics that lead the SVU squad to him.

I liked this episode because of the fact that John Munch always the iconoclast really opens up with this particular victim. I can appreciate that very much because back when I worked at NYS Crime Victims Board with whom you developed a connection and your work was more than routine. And Esposito is such a sparkling and generous personality her loss in that horrible manner is really felt by the viewers.


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