Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Wrath - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Benson visits Stabler at his home to confronts him about the FBI detail he has ordered to protect her. They talk outside and then Benson is seen walking away. The next shot shows a side shot of Benson approaching him again in silence but mouthing words to him. (00:49:00)

Inheritance - S3-E8

Audio problem: Benson and Stabler are searching Darrel Guan's room. When Stabler picks up the bloodstained pants, Benson 'says', "blood" but her mouth doesn't move. (00:28:05)

Denial - S3-E21

Visible crew/equipment: As Benson and Stabler are interviewing the grandmother, the mirror behind Stabler briefly shows a microphone that peeks into view. (00:34:00)

Greed - S3-E20

Visible crew/equipment: As Benson and Stabler are walking along the sidewalk talking to the manager of the locksmith company, they pass by two red vans and stop in front of the second one. In the reflection of the van and the window there is a boom mic and a cameraman blatantly visible for more than 15 seconds. (00:18:05)

Justice - S3-E19

Visible crew/equipment: Benson and Stabler are arriving at Judge Thornburg's place of residence as they learn he's been shot. As their vehicle squeals to a stop, you can see multiple crew members and equipment in the reflection of their maroon car. (00:19:00)

Execution - S3-E15

Character mistake: Detective Stabler and ADA Cabot go to talk to Allen and Hannah Cooper in the courthouse, and Ottis Toole, the alleged murderer of Adam Walsh, comes up into the conversation. Stabler states that Toole died of AIDS on death row, when, in fact, Toole died of cirrhosis (liver damage). (00:27:15)

Stolen - S3-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After Cragen and Cabot meet with and Mark Sanford and his attorney, Cragen storms out of the building, followed by Cabot. As the camera pans following them, you can see the reflection of a microphone in the reflection of the windows of the silver car in the foreground. (00:18:00)

Born Psychopath - S14-E19

Dr. Huang: I'm conflicted about labeling a ten year old a psychopath. But...
Don Cragen: "But"?
Dr. Huang: I've had a chill like that two times in my life. With death row serial killers.

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Scavenger - S6-E4

Trivia: As the detectives are trying to find out from Doug Hutchinson's character where the victim is being held, the detectives find out he is somewhat claustrophobic. They decide to scare him and put him in a cupboard without any light. This is very similar to Doug Hutchinson's character in The Green Mile. The main characters decide to punish him and force him into a dark and small room.

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Spousal Privilege - S16-E8

Question: Why was A.J. only charged with reckless endangerment? The video showed him punching Paula in the back when she's climbing the stairwell, getting punched in the face by A.J. and then being dragged away unconscious. Shouldn't he have been charged with either aggravated assault or assault and battery instead considering how violent he was?

Answer: I didn't see the show so I don't know the details. A general answer would be because a reckless endangerment charge is easier to prove "beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in court and get a conviction. This charge would not require the prosecutor to prove intent, which would be required for proving aggravated or simple assault. Also, if there were no visible injuries, it is difficult to show bodily injury. Just because the reckless endangerment charge was specifically mentioned, it does not necessarily mean there were not other charges filed. Police often make multiple charges, like lesser-included offenses, so that the defendant's act will fall under one of them if the legal requirements are not met for the others, if they are not sure of the best charge to make (the district attorney knows and can decide), or to have something to plea bargain with.


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