SVU investigates an accusation of a brutal rape in Iraq involving a private defense contractor, and Olivia takes a romantic interest in the ADA who is prosecuting the case.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Olivia Benson
... Nick Amaro
... Amanda Rollins
... John Munch (credit only)
... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
... Donald Cragen
... Executive A.D.A. David Haden
... Donald O'Keefe
... Virginia Pell
... Maria Grazie
... Joe Marshall
... George Coleman
... Corey Green
... Dr. Roush
... William Rand


A private military contractor is assaulted. When they find the man who did it, he alleges that the man covered up the rape of his daughter who worked for him. So they investigate and learn of a cover up that might involve the military. The Executive D.A. decides to to be involved and takes a liking to Olivia. Written by

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18 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Danny Haden (Harry Connick, Jr.) describes himself in the dialogue as "a second-generation D.A." Though he didn't become a district attorney in real life, his father, Harry Connick, Sr., became one when he defeated Jim Garrison (the real-life character Kevin Costner played in "J.F.K.") in 1973. So, though not a D.A. himself, Connick, Jr. is the son of one. See more »


Donald O'Keefe: [to Amaro] You know, all my life I've tried to do the right thing. I signed up for the Marines as soon as I got out of school. When my country asked me to fight, I went. And I confessed and was ready to do my time because I trusted you people to get justice for my daughter.
Nick Amaro: I know how you feel, Mr. O'Keefe. I have a daughter too.
Donald O'Keefe: Really? Does your daughter flinch when you try to hug her? Wake up screaming in the night? Was your daughter raped so brutally that she'll never be able to have ...
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Law Unto Themselves
10 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

The recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have seen increasing reliance on these private military contractors who employ soldiers of fortune. Unlike regular army personnel these folks don't operate with any rules of war so to speak. When you have power like that you become law unto yourself.

Holt McCallany who was a soldier and also works for private security had his daughter raped in Iraq while working for the company. No one was brought to justice so McCallany decided on a little payback. Let's just say that the CEO John Doman got a taste of exactly what McCallany's daughter went through.

This episode was the first of a few episodes where Harry Connick, Jr. made an appearance as a new Executive ADA. When he hears McCallany's story the whole thing intrigues him. In the tradition of Jack McCoy Connick jumps into this feet first with SVU doing their thing in the investigation.

This one isn't easy of course because forgetting even that the crime took place in Iraq, the New York County DA's office has some real tenuous jurisdiction. But they are investigating the cover-up as opposed to the crime itself. Doman's corporation has a long reach and plenty of juice.

Doman is one of those arrogant bad guys you love to hate. He's equally abetted by the company counsel Lola Glaudini.

Obviously far fetched but still good.

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