Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 9, Episode 17

Authority (29 Apr. 2008)

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A man accused of impersonating a police officer over a telephone and telling a fast food manager to sexually assault an employee is found not guilty, and as a result becomes a vocal crusader telling other people to defy authority figures.

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A man accused of impersonating a police officer over a telephone and telling a fast food manager to sexually assault an employee is found not guilty, and as a result becomes a vocal crusader telling other people to defy authority figures.

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This story based on a number of actual phone hoaxes, especially one that happened at a McDonald's restaurant in Mount Washington, Kentucky on April 9, 2004, where a phone caller claiming to be a police officer manipulates the staff of a business to sexually abuse innocent people as "interrogation." See more »

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When Benson and Stabler first arrive at Aerodax, the employee they are talking to says that Merritt Rook is "a audio engineer" instead of "an audio engineer". See more »

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Merritt Rook: You, Elliot Stabler, are a true human being.
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Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

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Counting sheep.
2 May 2008 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

This is the most excellent episode of Law and Order: SVU I have ever seen. I just love it when Robin Williams plays a creepy guy. In this episode he plays this creep who thinks that he has power and control over everyone. He says that everyone is a sheep and he wins for a little while but as I found out what happened to his wife, I felt some sympathy towards him. This episode is well acted. The acting is just so supreme that I couldn't believe it. Just when I thought that the episode was over, I got more of a surprise. This episode is full of twists and turns and the greatest acting on TV. I hope that Robin Williams keeps playing these seriously scary guy roles (like this episode and One Hour Photo) because he's excellent at it.


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