Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 14, Episode 9

Dreams Deferred (5 Dec. 2012)

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SVU needs the help of an abused, over the hill prostitute to catch one of her Johns who is on a killing spree, but can they also help her get out of the life and save her family?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Munch (credit only)
Jeannie Kerns
Craig Rasmussen (as PJ Brown)
Angela Kerns
Father Biobaku
Bridget Barkan ...
Lisa Everly
Kenneth Franklin ...
Johnny Kerns
Irene Kerns
FBI Agent Cantwell
Yvette Jiminez


SVU needs the help of an abused, over the hill prostitute to catch one of her Johns who is on a killing spree, but can they also help her get out of the life and save her family?

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7 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode starts with shootings. A week later we had a shooting in Oregon then one in Connecticut. The episode itself was interesting, but I can't help but wonder if the shooters saw this episode. No, I'm not blaming this episode, but it's something worth thinking about.

The ending was very well done on this episode, but so much of it was spent excusing sin. It's okay as long as they're providing for their kids? And a 5 day fast requested by the Catholic church? That's a great way to make someone sick or kill them. Again, I liked the ending, but so much else seemed wrong.

People say you can't blame the media for stuff, but when people turn to evil for entertainment, how do you expect them to turn out? There's choices at all times, and what they enjoy for entertainment is where it starts. While this was an unusually violent episode (most violence in this series happens off screen, though I could be wrong), this could easily be that moment that some people identified with and decided the opening was the solution to their problems.

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