Law & Order: Season 20, Episode 12

Blackmail (15 Jan. 2010)

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The death of a journalist who worked for a celebrity gossip website leads detectives to her publisher, who sought to use information she gathered for a story to blackmail a well-known talk show host.

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When Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard find journalist Megan Kerr dead in an abandoned apartment, the detectives learn of a relationship between the victim and daytime talk show host Vanessa Carville. Upon further investigation, the detectives encounter Carville in a meeting with DA Jack McCoy, and Carville admits to a series of workplace affairs and a blackmail threat leaving the detectives suspicious of Carville and her co-workers. Written by NBC Publicity

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Guest star Raul Esparza is now the ADA on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit". See more »

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When Vanessa, the talk show host, tells Detective Bernard "No more sandwiches for you", he drops the sandwich on the table. When Vanessa's husband enters the room, Bernard is holding the sandwich again, Vanessa leaves, and Bernard drops it down on the table. See more »

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Not pretty but it gets results
23 August 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

An investigative reporter if I may use the term loosely is found dead at a construction site, her body concealed so that she might not be discovered for a long time. At least that's what the perpetrator hoped.

In terms of the victim and the people involved in the case they are all a sleazy lot. But the victim was actually killed because she developed a conscience of sorts. She worked for a scandal rag who refused to be part of a blackmail conspiracy involving talk show host Samantha Bee.

Bee is in the closet, married with children, but likes to romp among the female staffers of her show. The victim's editor saw blackmail possibilities here and he's played by future SVU regular Raul Esparza. And Esparza has some dirt on him and he's being blackmailed by one of his other employees Tom Lipinski.

To get justice for the victim, Linus Roache and Alana DeLa Garza have to use some of the tactics these own people perfected and it's not pretty, but gets results. Jason Kravits as Esparza's attorney does a zealous job in representing his client's interests.

Not pretty, but Roache and DeLa Garza get results.


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