In the second half of this review of the season two episode Honor, Jeff and Eli breakdown how Benson once again demonstrated she will put others in danger in order to get her conviction. Additionally the team looks at how easy it used to be to board a plane right before takeoff as well as a continuing struggle with understanding exactly what a diplomat is. An introductory recap provided by Sean reminds listeners what got us to this point while also reminding listeners that Sean doesn't understand detective terminology. Segments this week include Fun Ice-T Facts of the Week, Episode EGOT, Talent Scouting With Dick Wolf, IMDb Credit of the Week, and a You're Welcome Dick Wolf from Jeff as he pitches a World Cup themed episode with a return to Rollins' gambling issues. Enjoy!
The people have spoken and they said they wanted to hear us talk about Ice-T's first episode of Law & Order SVU. In the first part of this breakdown of the season two episode Honor, Jeff and Eli discuss Fin's first investigation as a member of the elite squad in addition to some initial reactions from his first appearance at the very end of the previous episode. The investigation itself provides a unique perspective surrounding the daughter of an Afghan diplomat living in New York before 9/11 and a crime scene that has the signs of an honor killing. Segments this week include Making a Marathon - First Investigation edition, SVU in the News, and Simpsons Did It featuring a full breakdown of the Bachelor in Paradise from our junior Bachelor expert Eli. Additional segments include a You're Welcome Dick Wolf from Eli as well as a new segment - New York Correspondent where Jeff breaks down his time in NYC and how everything everywhere can be tied back to SVU.
In part two of our review for the season 10 episode Stranger we jump right into the action as Benson tricks a mentally disturbed person into a breakdown as Heather is finally confronted for not being who she says she is. The second half also features perhaps the most textbook Good Cop/Bad Cop you will ever see in a Law & Order SVU episode as well as a surprising discovery via Urban Dictionary for alternative definitions for the term Queen of Sheeba. Segments this week include Fun Fact(s) of the Week, Talent Scouting With Dick Wolf, IMDb Credit of the Week, another failed attempt at Next Witness with our (former) lawyer, a Power Ranking of documentaries inspired by Imposter (the true story on which this episode is based), and Cop of the Week.
In the first half of our review for the season ten episode Stanger, Jeff and Eli recap an unusual case involving a girl returning home after being missing for three years as Benson and Stabler begin to investigate what really happened. The SVU Podcast guys also uncovered that the biggest blunder on the case comes when the missing girl informed them that she would always refer to her kidnapper as daddy because he was in fact her dad. Segments this week include Making a Marathon - Kidnapping Edition, SVU in the News, Episode EGOT, Simpsons did it featuring the Anthony Weiner debacle and a sketchy Connecticut abortion clinic, and perhaps the best You're Welcome Dick Wolf in our history as we pitch another Dave Coulier episode with an appearance by John Stamos.
The SVU Podcast team completes their review of the Season 4 episode Futility with part two or their full review. Jeff and Eli break down how Benson ruined Stabler's Guys Night, the ethical dilemma of a counselor sharing privileged information to catch a rapist, and exactly where Fred Savage went wrong (spoilers - it was when he told the judge that his objection being overruled wasn't fair). Segments for this week include Making A Marathon (The 22nd Episode Marathon), Talent Scouting with Dick Wolf where we discover how background cops get cast in TV shows, IMDb Credit of the Week, a failed Next Witness with our (former) lawyer, and Cop of the Week.
In the first episode in our new format change, the SVU Podcast team recaps the first half of the season four episode Futility staring Fred Savage as a serial rapist. Jeff and Eli break down the brilliant strategy of suspect Fred Savage punching Olivia Benson in the face so he can claim police bias throughout his trial as well as the easiest police lineup of all time in which none of the participants look alike. Segments for this week include Fun Fact(s) of the Week, Simpsons Did It, Episode EGOT with a breakdown of this years Tony nominations, SVU in the News - Connect the Dots edition, and a You're Welcome Dick Wolf from Eli featuring a four-part crossover that may be too difficult to describe in words.
The SVU Podcast team is doing their best to get Mischa Barton back in the TV spotlight with their review of the season 11 episode Savior. In quite possibly the most comically entertaining Law & Order SVU episode, detectives Benson and Stabler track down a serial rapist who is targeting prostitutes while leaving behind crazy religious propaganda. But more importantly, detectives Benson and Stabler spend the entire episodes exchanging one liners, arguing with pimps, and licking cocaine off IDs. In honor of Mischa Barton, the review features a Power Rankings of High School TV shows (with a Friday Night Lights vs. Boy Meets World Debate). Additional segments include Making a Marathon, SVU in the News, Fun Fact(s) of the Week, Talent Scouting With Dick Wolf, IMDb Credit of the Week, You're Welcome Dick Wolf, and Cop of the Week (Congrats Spud!!!!)
After a short break for March Madness, Jeff and Eli are back and they are reviewing the Season 11 premiere Unstable. This episode features notable guest stars Wentworth Miller aka the guy from Prison Break aka Bad Boy Stabler as well as Mahershala Ali in the role that probably led to the role that led to the role of him winning an Oscar. The team breaks down the episode in full including an in-depth look at the supposed cliffhanger ending that they provide some definitive resolution. Segments for the week include Making A Marathon, SVU in the News, Episode EGOT, Fun Fact(s) of the Week, a You're Welcome Dick Wolf where Eli basically narrates Rick Pitino's life, What's Happening on Twitter, IMDb Credit of the Week, and our Cop of the Week (Spoilers - Detective Nate Kendall wins and instead of a fruit basket we will be sending him a carton of cigarettes and a pound of smoked meats.) DUN DUN.
Jeff and Eli are back to provide their takes on what is regarding by most as the best episode of Law & Order SVU. Contrary to this popular belief, the team at The SVU Podcast: Characters Welcome did not agree as they broke down this episode in full - pointing out both why it may be overrated, how it could be improved, and how the lawyers from Serial could have learned a thing or two about cell phone towers. This review culminates with a Power Rankings of other television/movie stories that would make better SVU episodes (Spoilers - Dennis the Menace Movie is at the top). This week includes a doctor themed Making a Marathon and a Talent Scouting With Shonda Rhimes courtesy of the appearance of Chandra Wilson aka Miranda Bailey as an FBI agent. Additional segments include SVU in the News, IMDb Credit of the Week, Simpsons Did It, You're Welcome Dick Wolf, Cop of the Week, and the return of Where Were You When featuring the theme song from a certain Best Buy murderer's story.
In this review of the 2004 episode Sick Jeff and Eli recap the story of William Tripley (aka Michael Jackson) - the eccentric billionaire may have used his money to cover up his love for children (sound familiar?) This episode also sparked debate on whether a child who is a victim of abuse can also still be a psychopath as well as the long awaited return of Eli's Hot Take of the Week. The rewind features multiple guests culminating in dueling 30 second recaps. Additional segments include Making a Marathon, Simpsons Did It, Where Were You When?, Talent Scouting With Dick Wolf, Fun Fact(s) of the Week, IMDb Credit of the Week, You're Welcome Dick Wolf, (Honerary) Cop of the Week, and Next Witness featuring the return of our lawyer to answer all of the pressing legal questions that arose during the viewing.