A recap of last week’s show: www.examiner.com/article/law-and-order-svu-15x3-american-tragedy-recap
Summary: A cop in a psych ward claims is former squad is corrupt, so Cassidy goes undercover at the squad
Guest Starring: Dean Winters, David Conrad (Wedding Crashers)
What I like most about this show is how they tell you something by actions and scenes and how they don’t make a big deal about it. Benson moving in with Cassidy is a big deal for Benson who has gone 15 years without a significant boyfriend. It’s obvious that her and Cassidy are going somewhere big.
This was a different kind of show then SVU has done before. Sure they’ve had their fair share of dirty cops, but this was a little different. Usually it’s just one maybe two, but never a whole squad. It does make you wonder how far they would go to protect one another.
I do hope that Cassidy comes back and becomes a series regular. I always enjoyed him on the show and was sad when he left. He’s a fun character to watch and I really like how he is with Benson. He brings out a side of her that we don’t see.
There is some bittersweet news at the end of the show as we learn our beloved Munch is going to be retiring. He was always perfect for those one-liners that make you smile and unfailing timing to say probably the most inappropriate thing at any time. He’s been on it since the beginning and he’s going to truly be missed.
Here’s a recap of the show.
Benson is finishing up with her psychiatrist. He gives her a necklace that matches the one she used to wear.
Cassidy (Winters) arrives at work. His co-worker, Groves, gives him a security deposit key and tells him to use it if something happens.
Cassidy/Benson are moving into their new apartment. Cassidy tells him how his old partner, Groves got taken in to psychiatric ward. Cassidy wants to do something and Benson tells him to take care of himself and not worry about Groves.
Tucker arrives at the squad room and asks Kragen and Benson for their help.
Tucker explains that he wants someone to go undercover b/c he believes a squad is dirty.
The rest of the squad don’t want to help, but Kragen tells them too. He says a woman was raped and filed a complaint but they covered it up saying she was drunk.
Benson/Amaro are going to the site and she’s telling him about Groves.
Finn/Rollins talk with a cab driver what happened the night of the rape. He said the police took care of it.
Amaro/Benson talk with the victim. She says nothing happened then leaves them.
Amaro/Benson talk with the two cops that dealt with the call, West (Conrad) and Quinn. They say they took the girl home.
Benson/Amaro tell the group that they think the cops are covering up something.
Amaro/Rollins check the 911 calls and they let Benson go home.
Cassidy comes home. He tells Benson that Tucker wants him to work under cover at the squad. Benson tells him she’s working the rape case, which he’s not happy about because she doesn’t want him too. Benson gets a call to come back in.
Rollins/Amaro have a video of the cops with the woman. There was 3 different 911 calls and Wes spent at least 40 minutes after each call up in the victim’s apartment. Finn wants to let IAB take care of it, but Benson wants to take them down.
The squad shows Tucker the video. He doesn’t think it’s enough. He asks for some alone time with Benson. He asks for Cassidy to help him out. If he does, then Cassidy would get his badge back.
Cassidy is starting working under cover. He gets partnered with West. Benson/Amaro are watching them.
West/Cassidy working the street. They run into the victim. He asks her about her meetings. Benson thinks that he’s stalking her, trying to control her.
Benson/Amaro are talking. She says she is happy with the moving in with Cassidy and the psychiatrist. She thanks him for being normal with her.
West/Cassidy get a call about a drunken woman causing a disturbance. Wes puts her, Gretchen, in the car and they drive her home. He tells Cassidy to make a bogus call if he’s not back in 20 minutes. Quinn arrives and makes sure that Cassidy is going to cover for Wes. Benson wants Cassidy to go up, but Amaro says they are testing him.
West/Cassidy meet with Quinn and her new partner. She tells him to sit and they take Cassidy up to reveal a sex club. Cassidy goes back with a woman and Benson hears them together.
Cassidy checks in at the squad and tries to talk to Benson about it, but she doesn’t want to. They go and meet with Tucker. Tucker wants to pull the plug, but they want to try and set him up. Rollins offer to go under.
Cassidy/West show up and Rollins/Finn are acting their parts. He flirts with Rollins as he puts her in the back of the car. He tells Cassidy they are going to take her home.
Finn meets with Kragen and says that Quinn distracted him while West/Cassidy took her.
West/Cassidy bring Rollins home and West starts to work on Rollins when he gets a call. He tells Cassidy to go first while he take call. He comes in a minute later and leaves with Cassidy. On the way out, Quinn meets them and they discover his wire.
Finn/Kragen go in to check on Rollins. Benson/Amaro say that his wire went dead.
West/Quinn take a taxi cab and make a false 911 call with Cassidy’s phone.
Finn/Rollins meet with Quinn’s partner and they hear a call from them about the suspect with a gun. They go to the call
West/Quinn try to get Cassidy to tell them what Groves said to him. They go back and forth and right before they are about to shoot him, the squad shows up and arrest West and Quinn.
Tanya tells Benson about the rape. She tells her how she told Groves who told their captain, but he believed West’s word over hers.
Finn/Rollins are interrogating West. Benson/Amaro interrogate with Quinn. They get her to open up. She tells them how he covered for her drug test from when she used coke. Benson says that he used her love for him against her. They tell her what West said behind her back. There’s a knock and they think it’s her rep. She declines a lawyer. She says West isn’t the only one doing it. Benson asked how she found out. She said her leuitenant.
Tucker says that’s what he wanted. He wanted proof that the whole squad was dirty. Cassidy/Kragen get mad at Tucker for putting his and the squad’s life in danger. Cassidy gives Tucker the safety deposit key if they let Groves go. Kragen tells Benson that Munch is retiring. Cassidy
Cassidy goes and picks up Groves,
Cassidy/Benson are at home relaxing.
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