SVU uncovers a sex scandal involving New York City's mayoral frontrunner, but is A.D.A.Barba too close to the case to prosecute objectively?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Donald Cragen (credit only)
State Senator Alejandro 'Alex' Muñoz
Eduardo 'Eddie' Garcia
Lindsay Anderson
Lorenzo Desappio
Hank Abraham
Channel 8 News Anchor


SVU uncovers a sex scandal involving New York City's mayoral frontrunner, but is A.D.A.Barba too close to the case to prosecute objectively?

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23 October 2013 (USA)  »

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Detective Olivia Benson: You okay?
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: It's politics. No danger of a traffic jam on the high road.
Detective Olivia Benson: Still, he was your friend.
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: So was Yelina. She thinks this was personal, not professional.
Detective Olivia Benson: You had a job to do. You did it. That's all this was.
A.D.A. Rafael Barba: Was it?
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Common Sense cries for discretion
17 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This SVU story was obviously inspired by the saga of Anthony Weiner who resigned from Congress and then tried a political comeback and ran for Mayor of New York. This was no comeback for State Senator Vincent Laresca though. He's got a raging libido that when common sense cries for discretion this man just can't control his hormones.

His past of buying off women he's accosted in person or on line has finally caught up to him. The problem is that his childhood buddy ADA Raul Esparza is caught in the middle. Also caught in the middle is another neighborhood guy Kirk Acevedo.

This one is Esparza's episode and let's just say he sees his duty and does it.

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