Chinlund is riveting as a death-row sociopath who holds valuable information for a case investigated by Stabler and Benson. The actor pulls out all the stops, using much of his body language and glances to create a character that is truly memorably evil and without a conscious.
His assault on both Stabler (Chris Meloni) and Dr. Huang (B.D. Wong) is both unexpected and savage.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences missed an opportunity when it failed to nominate Chinlund for an Emmy for 2001-2002 season of SVU.