SVU tries to figure out who was responsible for the real-life rape of an actress during an interactive theater performance that everybody just assumed was part of the show.
Did You Know?
Det. Rollins says she analyzed written materials, ostensibly by two men, and that all of them showed an inclination to British English rather than American English, including the use of the "subjunctive tense." However, the subjunctive is a mood, not a tense (in English, verbs have a tense, an aspect, and a mood) - and anyone who knows what the subjunctive is knows that. In addition, it's highly unlikely that Rollins - a product of 1980s-and-beyond public schools who didn't then major in English at college and train as an editor - would know about the subjunctive. Finally, the subjunctive is not uncommon in American English and would not be considered a signature of a particular writer, as would the use of "towards" rather than "toward" or the use of British spellings rather than American (theatre vs. theater). See more