Law & Order SVU producer and head cheerleader Neal Baer has provided 2 sneak peaks for upcoming episodes of Law & Order SVU, “Sugar” and “Hammered”. Question: is there anyone out there from the mothership Law & Order that can give us the same level of hype that Neal is is providing? If so - show yourself!
In “Sugar” it appears that we have another “new face female ADA vs. seasoned detective” pissing contest - oops, I mean scenario. I suppose that every new ADA to the show has to be irritating at first so the ever-wise SVU detectives can show them the errors of their ways. Of course, ADA Paxton should be tipping her hand in front of a suspect, but in this case, Stabler's reaction makes him look like an annoying jerk. Elliot "hon", you should know by now how to learn to take the high road.
In “Hammered” we see the always enjoyable and much underutilized pairing of Munch (Richard Belzer) and Fin (Ice-T) working a case.
Here are the links to the video clips, and my transcriptions for those of you who can’t get the links to work:
Law & Order SVU Episode 2 “Sugar” featuring ADA Sonya Paxton (Christine Lahti), Stabler (Chris Meloni), Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Cragen (Dann Florek)
Here’s what happens:
Paxton (annoyed): Your suspect is clearly distraught which is exactly what Stanich will argue and out goes any confession. Do I have to make it any clearer for you?
Stabler, moving in close and getting in Paxton’s face, and taking her arm to move her to the door, mumbling: Why don’t we stand out…c’mon..
Paxton, talking over Stabler and pulling her arm away: Get your hands off me
Stabler, continuing to mover her out of the room: … let’s go outside.
Stabler moves her out the interrogation room and into the observation room where Cragen is waiting. Benson follows.
Suspect: Where…where are you going? Where are you going? I haven’t finished yet.
Stabler, his dander up: What’s your problem? First you tell us to nail him now you want us to back off.
Paxton, agitated: My problem is I want to win this case Stabler. The right way.
Stabler: You are such a sanctimonious bitch you know that? (We hear Cragen’s voice saying “Detective Stabler that’s enough!” and see Paxton looking stunned, her mouth gaping open. Stabler yells) No I’m not finished! School’s in session and you’ve got a lot to learn, hon.
Paxton: Oh hon, if I’m gonna learn anything I promise you it won’t be from an adolescent a-hole like you. (Stabler gives her a condescending grin.)
Law $ Order SVU Episode 4 “Hammered” featuring Munch (Richard Belzer) and Fin (Ice-T)
Here’s what happens:
Munch: You say the first thing that pops into your head. Roe V. Wade.
Suspect: Two ways to cross a creek.
Fin, yelling: You consider Dr. Hale’s murder a joke?
Outside on the street:
Munch: Why toss it over here? If he didn’t want it to be found, he could have thrown it in the river.
Fin: I don’t know, I just might have found a motive for a murder. (showing Munch an ID tag) Our victim’s a doctor
Back in interrogation:
Munch: Guy puts a chunk down on a 3 million dollar condo that’s never gonne be built and he’s not gonna get any of his money back.
Fin: I can see that making a guy a little nutty.
Munch: Right, so he starts obsessing about the ills of the world and kills two birds with one hammer (bends over and stares the suspect, who is seated, in the face.)
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