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

Father's Shadow (8 Feb. 2012)

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A 19-year-old creates a hostage situation after his father is accused of sexual assault, and Olivia uses her personal experience to help defuse the situation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Sandow
Jess Whitley
Chief Duggan
Sergeant Mullen
Lacey Ford


An aspiring actress is found unconscious in Central Park with drugs in her system and evidence of sexual assault. Detectives Benson and Amaro go to the office of the reality show producer she auditioned for that assaulted her. In the process of the visit they stop him from assaulting another actress. The producer's son Eddie does everything to stick up for his father including taking hostages. Written by K.P. Manning

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Benson is the only friend this kid has
17 April 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Mariska Hargitay owns this particular episode of SVU. She's the only friend this confused kid has after his father is arrested for one rape and caught in the act of another.

You'll not convince Cameron Monaghan that his father Michael McKean was anything but the greatest dad in the world. I might think so too if at 16 I was set up in my own apartment and girls supplied, all I need and can handle with 16 year old libido. McKean is a reality TV producer so he's got hopefuls beating down his door. Monaghan's mother and sister who split from his father have a different view of him, more in line with law enforcement's.

Young Monaghan's one torn up kid inside and he takes two hostages and holds them in his apartment demanding his father be released. McKean shows how much he cares when he says he won't cooperate unless the charges against him are dropped. Some piece of work.

With SWAT surrounding the building the only friend he has is Mariska Hargitay who literally puts her body between him and SWAT to save him.

One of Mariska's best.

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