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

Remorse (5 May 2000)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elliot Stabler (as Chris Meloni)
Sara Logan
Bomb Squad Officer
Krieger's Date
William Lexner
Patrick Fitzgerald ...
Tommy McConaugh
Prison Source


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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Explosion of accused's SUV, FDNY fire truck can be seen standing by in upper right corner of scene See more »


Detective John Munch: [after the judge sets low bail for a rapist] Whose pocket are you in?
Judge Kevin Beck: What did you say?
Detective John Munch: I said whose pocket are you in?
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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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