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8/10
As usual, guest performers are on the mark!
garrard10 November 2010
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While the storyline was pretty predictable - body is found; suspect is investigated; pattern of serial rapist is discovered; real suspect is identified; real suspect gets his "comeuppance" - there are some surprises along the way.

Benson (Mariska Hargitay discovers that she may or may not have a sister, fathered by the same man who had raped her own mother decades ago. This makes for an interesting development, which really takes a turn during the show's final moments when a major change occurs in the detective's life.

While Hargitay is her usual award-winning best, the episode belongs to two of the guest actors: veteran character R. Lee Ermey and Joe Sikora. Ermey plays the long-time rapist while Sikora plays his former cell mate who is terrorized by the rapist, having been Ermey's "partner" when the two were in prison.

The two performers are downright brilliant and it would be no surprise if they were competitors in next year's Emmy race for "best performance by a guest star on a television series."
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6/10
This one hits home for Olivia
bkoganbing2 August 2013
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A body being dumped in a garbage disposal plant gets the SVU squad involved when it is learned she was sexually assaulted. If there is a professional rapist out there than R. Lee Ermey would have qualified for a Ph'D, both in his cruelty and the way he leaves no evidence.

It takes a while to get to Ermey, but legal technicalities force them to spring him. But before that their investigation leads them to a comatose victim from 1970 and her daughter. What they learn makes Mariska Hargitay suspect she could be half sisters with the victim's daughter Maria Bello.

Ermey who plays some tough military roles is chilling as a truly professional sexual predator. What happens in this episode might just change Olivia Benson's life forever.
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