Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 13, Episode 12

Official Story (18 Jan. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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SVU investigates an accusation of a brutal rape in Iraq involving a private defense contractor, and Olivia takes a romantic interest in the ADA who is prosecuting the case.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Munch (credit only)
Donald O'Keefe
Virginia Pell
Joe Marshall
George Coleman
Corey Green
Dr. Roush
William Rand


A private military contractor is assaulted. When they find the man who did it, he alleges that the man covered up the rape of his daughter who worked for him. So they investigate and learn of a cover up that might involve the military. The Executive D.A. decides to to be involved and takes a liking to Olivia. Written by

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Really...Really Dick Wolf?
4 March 2014 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

So let me get this straight, the New York City SVU department fights cases in Iraq...cases the DOJ decides to let go...what kind of sense does this make? I guess they are superheroes, and they are so great that they are able to do what the DOJ couldn't.

Trust me, this episode is not based in any form of reality, but then again, almost all other SVU episode paints these detectives as super heroes...half the time they not even fighting special victim cases. I guess Mr. Wolf's imagination ran wild on this one.

The plot is awful I guess they don't have enough new york cases to go after.

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