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I have watched every episode yet in SVU and this stands out as in the
top 5. Pablo shreiber (the wire) plays the villain and plays it so well
it is beyond belief the best way to describe his performance is by
comparing him to Mads Mikkelsen as hannibal lector.
The only disappointing thing is that,being the season finale, it ends of a cliffhanger leaving me,and i'm sure many others, almost punching their screens at the thought of having to wait until October for the triumphant return.
I simply can't praise this episode enough it is very near crime television perfection.
It's the weekend and the whole staff is off and Kelli Giddish is
holding down the fort. A complaint comes in about a man flashing two
young girls in Central Park and an alert citizen Judith Ivey actually
takes pictures of him doing it. When Pablo Schreiber the perpetrator
and Ivey and the two women are brought in, something sets off Giddish's
Schreiber has burned the tips of his fingers off, no prints can be had,no identity can really be verified. So we have a dilemma there, but he's arrested anyway, but released on his own recognizance pending the trial.
The activities of Schreiber and the squad take up this and two more episodes of SVU. After you've all the episodes you will probably come to the conclusion that you've not seen a more cunning psychopath as a criminal on the big screen and small for some time.
I will only add that it's not Giddish that arouses his particular attention but rather Mariska Hargitay. She's on one frightening odyssey for the three shows.
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I honestly believe that this particular story-line revived the whole
SVU series. First off, The acting is just absolutely 110% there with
everybody giving their best, including Hartigay (Olivia Benson) &
Schreiber (William Lewis). Throughout these 5 episodes and the few or
so in-between (when Schreiber doesn't appear), we get to see a total
transformation of Benson as her character goes through an unbelievable
ordeal with a Serial Killer/Rapist. Everything from supporting
characters to costumes and special effects, right down to the music
chosen (When Two Worlds Collide) could not have been more captivating.
I have to say that the acting was far beyond superb and the dialog was
written so perfect that the first episode of this ARC just draws you in
on the edge of your seat holding your breath in suspense. Schreiber was
so convincing in playing his part and Hartigay hasn't had that great of
a chemistry with anyone since Christopher Meloni was her partner. I
gotta say that the suspense of waiting a whole summer what happened
definitely renewed my interest and many of the people I know who were
avid fans SVU. And the 1st episode of Season 15 picks up right were it
left off becoming "Part II" of this incredibly shocking and suspenseful
Story-line. We get to see how Benson becomes traumatized as she becomes
the victim and become bewildered how her character endures on while she
I tried not to mention anything that would spoil it if you haven't seen it. If you still have not seen them and you are a fan of SVU in particular, than it is definitely worth renting or buying the seasons on Amazon's Instant Video and watching them in a one or two day marathon. Trust me, you won't regret it! It will be some of the best acting you have ever seen on television.
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