Oh add Cassidy to the list of people shot. Olivia begged Roxie to do something since it was apparent Joe was up to no good. Dodds comments they need Ralph to call them, but Ralph says Joe is going to be mad. Carisi would've been an interesting choice to be taken hostage! He tells the kids to go. In return, he requested Joe to release the kids in good faith.
Tucker agrees to an early retirement instead of being charged, and the church agrees to send Father Eugene away to deal with his issues. In the police van, Dodds gets a call from Benson who says they are all okay. I think it's interesting several have pointed out Barba as a possible romantic interest here. I'm liking Carisi more and more but maybe that's in contrast to the fact that I'm having a lot of trouble caring about Dodds. Petra - it does seem too obvious at times that they are hoping for an Emmy for Mariska, but sadly while she did a fine job here, I think her Emmy nomination chances are slim.
BensonFan I don't think you need help! Fin said he was dead before he even hit the ground. That could have also raised the stakes even higher for Benson. Tucker asks if everybody is okay, and Benson says okay, they know Ralph is not coming in here but do you have his money? The next day, Rollins and Carisi head to the church — but the nuns are all giving them the run-around. Theuresamaven - I read something recently which I think said it may have been based on another case and now I can't find that article. Also and maybe I should stop reading stuff the writers post , there had been some talk like a Hollywood Reporter article that this would be Liv reacting differently to a tough situation because now she had Noah. Rollins determines that there was another vehicle involved, and it looks like they dragged Nina to their car.
Tucker says they are working on all of it and they need more time. Therefore I hated this episode - only thing which I like, was that they continued previous rape case. Desperate, the captor agreed to let the boy go but will hold on to Tess and Olivia. . Do you really believe everything that you read? It's one thing to watch an episode where there is a victim of rape.
Benson states she really needs to answer that, and Joe sends an answer of his own, saying she just did. I do think he's changed in ways but again, no chemistry. He tells Benson she will get them out, and tells her to call them and order them to stand down. They must really care about each other to let those bygones be bygones! Ralph says he and his sister Roxie, their mother needs a new hip as she can hardly walk. I don't think I could bear it.
She says she has to go and closes the door. Benson tries to comfort her and Joe sees Benson is untied and complains to Roxie. PhilSmith - When Meloni exited the show meaning Stabler's exit , so did showrunner Neal Baer. Now maybe it would have been a twist to have one of the male detectives in that situation for a change, could have been a different chemistry that a male would have had with Joe and Roxy. She asks Benson to check it out and it turns out the family is being held by three people.
Joe says he is sending someone out to check the car, and he wants the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Leading to the rape of a young girl, the near death of the father bleeding out on the kitchen floor, and the full scale invasion and evacuation of the neighborhood. The lieutenant reminded him that he does not need the children as long as he has his gun pointed at her head. As Chris said, many are tired of Benson always being in danger. Ralph complies and Joe mentions to Benson she got a text about a rapist.
I enjoyed the episode but I am tired of the Benson in peril stories. Joe tells her to get back in here, but Roxie is frozen in place. It's just not engaging me. There have been times I've hated an episode and others have loved it. She says her squad, her detectives, but Joe wants someone with more pull, someone who cares about Benson.
I can see the psychological exploration of how Benson will cope being placed in a similar situation but there were so many hostage situation clichés. Roxie tells her to shut up and to buckle her in. The perpetrator seemed interested in claiming racism as a defense. Joe, Roxie and Ralph planned this home invasion in order to steal money and valuables from the family. Tess says both kids are sick and her parents are not home.