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21 September 2005 @ 08:27 am
"Demons" recap/review: Blood in the Water  
Well, I was thinking last night, "Perhaps if you sleep on it, DiNovia, the episode will no longer make you homicidal."


Summary of episode: A convicted rapist is released from prison after serving 21 years. He happens to be present at the Port Authority when a young girl (who is reminicent of his past victims) is raped. The detective who originally handled the parolee's case offers him up as the perp. Elliot Stabler then spends the next 40 minutes figuratively jacking off because he is a self-absorbed masochist bent on vengeance.

DiNovia's commentary:

There is a reason, dear Fellow Limers, that our favorite ADA was not in this episode. Had anyone consulted an attorney at all, this entire episode would have been scrapped. In fact, if Casey had been in this episode, it is my contention that SHE would have shot Elliot for being so damned stupid.

From the moment Elliot Stabler convinced the parole officer to allow him into the group therapy session under the guise of a fellow ex-con, Elliot Stabler was violating Ray Schenkel's civil rights.

From the moment he and the NYPD provided Ray Schenkel with a van, Elliot Stabler was participating in entrapment.

From the moment Ray Schenkel was no longer armed and Elliot continuted to strangle him until he lost consciousness, Elliot Stabler was guilty of police brutality and attempted FUCKING MURDER.

If it was the intention of the NYPD to stop Ray Schenkel from ever raping again, they failed miserably.

FAILED, people!

He now has a life-long pass to rape as many teenaged girls as he wants because all he has to do is pull the entrapment/civil rights violation/police brutality card at trial and he has REASONABLE DOUBT.

Elliot Stabler should be put on immediate suspension without pay pending a Rat Squad investigation (including an investigation into attempted murder), Cragen should be censured for allowing this to continue even though he KNEW it was a violation of Schenkel's civil rights, and the parents of the little girl that Schenkel abducted at the end of the episode should sue the NYPD and the city.

So ends my episodic content rant.

Other commentary:

::WEEP:: No Casey/Diane!!!

This is an episode? Are we sure it isn't an hour long ad for Meloni's biceps and scenery chewing?

Olivia. Cut your hair. And ditch the lipstick, bitch. You look like a frumpy, aging whore.

Funny. Didn't Cragen have a spinal column last season? Not to mention, testicles?

Huang, you are my hero. Thank you, thank you, thank you for providing the ONLY bright moment in this dismal waste of an hour.

Fin was in this episode? Are you sure?

Didn't this show used to have something to do with criminal investigations and the system of jurisprudence? I could have sworn...

::SQUEEE:: Tamara Tunie is in the CREDITS! Finally!!

DiNovia's Rating for "Demons":

(Limes would be good, Lemons are bad.)


The writers are obviously crack smokin' monkeys and need to be sent to Betty Ford.

There are sharks gathering in the East River and blood is in the water. Can L&O:SVU avoid Jumping the Shark this season? I guess we'll see.


My State of Mind: enragedWTF??
Kathryn Erbe's biggest fan: SVU Casey/ in the courtroomaudragoren on September 21st, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
I have to say I enjoyed it but was disapointed. No Casey? I don't like Olivia's hair. I like it long but not like this! No Munch! Hopefully we'll be back to business next week!
seftiri: C/O Yayseftiri on September 22nd, 2005 01:03 am (UTC)
I'm personally going to call next week's episode the premiere instead of this week's episode. LOL
Tiffany: teh casey fandompiekid on September 21st, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Yep, I completely agree with EVERY word of this. Especially the part about Casey shooting Elliot. Oh, and Olivia's hair. ::puke::
seftiri: Mar Starseftiri on September 22nd, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
You know, I didn't think the damned longer hair was going to bother me until I saw it in conjunction with the "I used to be a drag queen" makeup. ::headdesk headdesk headdesk:

Is it really all that important that the viewers identify Olivia as a straight person? Cuz, really, if it is, someone has to go back and airbrush in some hair in seasons 2, 3, and 4.
Tiffany: teh casey fandompiekid on September 22nd, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
I was dreading the longer hair... I much prefer her hair season 2 & 3 short.

LOL, if that's why they're doing it, I'm very worried. Cuz it ain't the hair...
seftiri: Liv Carseftiri on September 22nd, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
No. It sure isn't. LOL
deify_bd_wong on September 22nd, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
ELLIOT: Rawr, Elliot choke perp and violate civil rights! Elliot get much screentime with nonexistent "issues" and random stupidity! RAWRRRRRRRRR!

HUANG: Elliot, as much as I loved that thing with the whipped cream and strawberries last night... no, actually, that's all I wanted to say.

CASEY: [none]

FIN: Please notice my two lines in this entire episode (series?).

MUNCH: [none]

OLIVIA: I am not a lesbian! See my long, girly hair and makeup?

WARNER: I'm in the credits? OMFG!
seftiri: Limer Goddessseftiri on September 22nd, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
deify_bd_wong on September 22nd, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
Just tellin' it like it is. :-)
Fallohfalloh8 on September 22nd, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
Oh! I love you.
Fin was there... but I think we couldn't see him behind Olivia's Whore Hair.
Elliot, however Keller-like, was an idiot. Thanks for tellin' it like it is!
(And Huang so rocks.)
Can I friend you?
seftiri: Limers Ruleseftiri on September 22nd, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. LOL I have this really weird image of Fin walking behind and slightly to the left of Olivia for the rest of the season, claiming to be the invisible man. LOLOLOLOL

Please, friend away and I shall friend you back. The more, the merrier!

shayshaych_03 on September 22nd, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
ya know. i didn't hate the ep. i found it deeply lacking in anything resembling a plot that made legal sense, but as o/e fanfic it was great.

re: "whore hair" (gods that made me laugh) i liked it sometimes, and sometimes not. i'd like to see the pancake makeup take a vacation. in some scenes, it looked like she was a recovering leper.

elliot, buddy, get a shrink, now.

and casey was probably out sick or something. you know the adage. cat's away, mice'll play. well, ada's out, so the walking ragebomb will fuck up the case.

i am interested to see if this particular episode will have any effect on the rest of stabler's arc. it should, but we all know how easily writers can forget their own canon.

seftiri: Save Meseftiri on September 22nd, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
If the writers don't follow up on the ramifications of this ep later this season, I will have to begin calling them the "Hey, Wasn't there a baby on board Voyager? What happened to her?" Writers.
lolita_in_redlolita_in_red on September 23rd, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
i was with you all the ay till the olivia bashing. are you mad?! she is GORGEOUS!!! a little less adrogynous but GORGEOUS. i'm not sure it has anything to do with wanting to identify her as "straight" even straight women think she's dykey.

alls i'm sayin' is, i wear lipstick, lady.
maybe she's femming it up for casey??? eh?

there was a definate casey void though, tru dat sista.
seftiri: One Girl Armyseftiri on September 23rd, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
I'm not bashing Olivia. I love Olivia. I loved her hair last season and it was the longest it had ever been, but her hair in that episode looked horrible. Not pretty at all.

And lipstick is fine as long as it is the right color and used judiciously. Dark red is not a good color on Liv. It looked unnatural and not pretty at all.

I wear lipstick too, occasionally, but I'm careful not to over do. She looked a little over done for a day at the squad is all.

Please don't tell me I'm bashing Olivia for one admittedly minor opinion about some physical aspect of her looks. When I bash someone, you'll know.
shayshaych_03 on September 23rd, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
ya know, i don't think i noticed the Overly!Red!Lipstick, but if i recall from my recent viewing of season one, Olivia wore some funky shades then too. very dark... almost black seeming. in some of the caps i have it's less BabyDyke and more GothChild... even her hair was almost black...

perhaps she found an old tube of 1st season lipstick in her desk... had a little chapping going on and decided to use it even though it was like smearing finger paint on her face?

and btw... Erin, Olivia bash? um... LOLOLOLOL

she's more likely to bash Alex. ;)