Law & Order SVU: Confrontation
(S08E05) Det. Stabler wears tightie whities! Is that what stood out to the rest of you in this episode, too? Maybe it's just a girl thing but he makes those undies look goooood (she says, in a Will Smith/Men in Black sort-of way).
We finally learn exactly what happened when Det. Beck's husband was killed on the job: two 15-year olds stole a car and decided to get stupid when they got caught by 'Mike'. They shot him in the head. I thoroughly enjoyed Dani's iciness when Det. Stabler attempted to talk to her about the crime. He figured out that she went up to the prison, but not to see the shooters. She went to see the dead body of one of the shooters who was killed in a prison brawl. All ice, that woman.
And blind with rage! She broke with the plan to catch the rapist and instead confronted him on a dark street and nearly had her throat slit. At the end, she realized she was out of control and had Det. Stabler go to Attica with her where she confronted one of the idiots who killed her husband. I loved Stabler's line when the kid asked what he was doing there, he says, "I'm just here to protect you." Beck decides she needs to forgive her husband's killer... wrapping up her storyline because Mariska Hargitay is returning in two weeks. Although, I kinda think that Beck and Stabler are gonna hook up before she leaves the show. That will definitely complicate things with Det. Olivia Benson's return, won't it?
How about that case? Good grief, how disturbing was that? The detectives were after a rapist who returns to rape his victims again, and he does it based on their menstrual cycles. It turns out the rapist is Lou Dickson, an office manager for the property management company that operates all the buildings where the victims live. (That one was pretty obvious when we first met Dickson) The case takes a good twist during the trial portion of the episode where Kasey charges another rape victim with perjury because she's lying about how many times she was raped. The rapist successfully got this one pregnant and she's keeping it secret because she and her husband have been trying to get pregnant for a year. What an effed-up mess.
Amazingly, Det. Beck confronts the pregnant victim and talks her into taking a paternity test, which proves Dickson is the father of the baby. It turns out, he was just conducting his own, personal scientific experiment on regular women by raping them. He believes in putting the right genes in the right womb... creating a master race. Dickson is one of the most disturbing criminals we've seen in a long time on SVU.