Law & Order: Season 17, Episode 20

Captive (4 May 2007)

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While investigating a kidnapping and murder of a young boy, a second kidnapped boy, missing for years, is found living with his captor. But how will Jack handle prosecuting the boy when it is discovered that he is the killer?

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While investigating a kidnapping and murder of a young boy, a second kidnapped boy, missing for years, is found living with his captor. But how will Jack handle prosecuting the boy when it is discovered that he is the killer?

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Not the easiest case
19 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The abduction of a young boy starts this Law And Order episode off as a meter maid spots a frightened kid in a car she's about to ticket. But that's only the beginning. When Jesse Martin and Milena Govich track the perpetrator to a quiet Queens neighborhood, they find no little kid and no adult perpetrator, but an older teen. Later on they find the little kid they were looking for dumped in a park. David Warshofsky is arrested for kidnapping and murder.

But of murder he's not guilty. The guilty party is Liam Aitken the teen who has lived with him approximately five years and is a missing persons case as well. Whereas a jury might have said life in prison without a possibility of parole for Warshofsky, for Aiken it's a different matter. Just the circumstances of the captivity and the sexual abuse would make him sympathetic even with Stockholm syndrome so clearly present.

Aiken gives a tightly controlled performance of a young teen with some deep issues. Warshofsky as the abductor also did a nice job.

Not the easiest case for Sam Waterston to try.


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