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Sacrifice 

The squad is called in to investigate when a detective discovers a man shot and sodomized in an alley behind a gay bar.

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Dick Wolf (created by), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Stephanie March ... Alexandra Cabot
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Wesley Jansen / Peter Ivanhoe
Elizabeth Banks ... Jaina Jansen
Tom Gilroy ... Cal Oman
Joseph Murphy Joseph Murphy ... Ray Borland
Kevin Geer ... Phil Kastner
Mia Dillon ... Mrs. Jansen
Dylan Chalfy ... Willem Mueller
Fernando López Fernando López ... Lab Tech
Joseph Latimore ... Detective Steve Nathan
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The squad is called in to investigate when a detective discovers a man shot and sodomized in an alley behind a gay bar.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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James Andrew O'Connor has played three different characters over the course of the series: See more »

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"Sodomy in the first degree" is not a criminal charge in the state of New York. Sexual crimes that involve anal penetration can fall under a few different categories: anal sexual intercourse without consent is charged as "criminal sexual act"; anal penetration with a finger or foreign object without consent is charged as "sexual abuse"; anal penetration with a finger or foreign object without consent that causes physical damage is charged as "aggravated sexual abuse". Each of these charges have three degrees of severity which is determined by several factors including lack of consent due to the victim being a minor, the victim being mentally or physically incapacitated and/or the victim being forced to allow the act to occur.

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Quotes

Wesley Jansen: I told you I wasn't raped. I told you I wasn't gay. So why won't you believe me when I say I don't know?
Detective Elliot Stabler: Because our experience has been someone lies once, they make it a bad habit.
Wesley Jansen: I didn't lie.
Olivia Benson: Okay, omitting the truth is the same thing.
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That post Saved By The Bell image
16 November 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Mark-Paul Gosselaar who has spent his post 1995 life trying to live down the image of Zach Morris to the extent of shedding that blond dye job he had while in Saved By The Bell gets as far away as you can from TeeNBC playing a rent boy who gets himself shot and gang raped in this SVU episode.

As this incident gets place in an alley behind a Greenwich Village gay bar the obvious first thought was hate crime. Frankly in real life that's what I would have thought. But as it turns out Gosselaar is gay for pay, trying to make a living to support a wife and a baby with health issues.

And he won't tell Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay about the crime. Turns out his wife Elizabeth Banks has got a minor league reputation in the porn industry, but she's an ambitious girl willing to leave all behind to go on to fame and fortune with the big producers of porn.

This is one of the more sordid SVU episodes dealing with the porn industry and how it can suck you down if you don't keep your wits about you. I've known some who've worked in the business and some have had successful post porn lives because they were shrewd and careful. Banks is neither.

Still this is a nicely presented and acted episode, one of the best they ever did in the series.


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