Regulation & Order: SVU Season 21 Episode 14 Evaluation: I Deserve Some Loving Too


Immigration injustice tales have change into a sizzling matter on TV ever for the reason that household separation coverage was enacted in actual life.

Law & Order: SVU Season 21 Episode 14 jumped on the bandwagon for the second time since 2017, this time coping with an immigration official who was raping inexperienced card candidates

It was a troublesome case, however was it real looking?

Immigration officers do ask a number of the varieties of questions that Rollins and Khaldun practiced, akin to what aspect of the mattress each slept on.

Whereas many TV exhibits flip this into {couples} having to show they love each other (I am taking a look at you, Days of Our Lives!), that is not fairly the case. 

As SVU instructed, authorities officers examine whether or not the couple lives collectively, how lengthy they have been collectively, and what kind of future they’re planning on constructing collectively.

I wish to provide you with a simple out right here. My consumer is a USCIS worker. It is his job to search out inexperienced card scams. He discovered one.


O’Toole’s protection that he was checking the authenticity of the connection by seeing if the wives could be trustworthy to their husbands did not maintain water, since that would not show whether or not or not a pair was honest about planning a future collectively.

Moreover, even when he was simply “taking part in a job,” the facility dynamics would have rendered that type of check invalid. The wives would have felt compelled whether or not he meant to rape them or not.

That stated, the SVU staff jumped the gun by arresting O’Toole earlier than he did something untoward. 

That opened the door to the protection that it was simply phrases, whereas there could be little doubt had he lay down with Rollins and tried to the touch her or undress her.

The staff needed to verify he did not sexually assault her, however being overcautious did not assist something.

Benson: We all know that O’Toole talked to you thrice exterior of the workplace.
Lina: Thrice. However what I did, I needed to do.

In any case, although, SVU did job of displaying the assorted conditions wherein immigrants may discover themselves.

Most tales coping with immigration focus solely on folks coming from South America, which is the place the present controversy is happening. 

However immigration legal guidelines can and do have an effect on many varieties of households. Together with an Irish immigrant household who additionally occurred to be homosexual was a pleasant contact, as was not making Lina’s abusive husband the main focus of the hour.

Every of the immigrants had their very own tales and causes for not coming ahead, which was extra real looking.

Detective: You inform tales, Eddie. Nicely, I am right here to inform you one, a tragic story a couple of lady who beloved a person a lot she did a horrible factor to be with him.
Eddie: Does this story additionally must do with Rory O’oole?

At first, I wasn’t positive whether or not the connection between Eddie and Rozemy was wholesome, both. She appeared scared when he confirmed up. 

However after all, that was as a result of she was ashamed of what occurred to her and never due to something he was doing.

It was stunning that Eddie already knew what O’Toole had completed. He and spouse will need to have each saved this secret from one another for years earlier than SVU received concerned with their lives.

Detective: You inform tales, Eddie. Nicely, I am right here to inform you one, a tragic story a couple of lady who beloved a person a lot she did a horrible factor to be with him.
Eddie: Does this story additionally must do with Rory O’oole?

It was good that a minimum of one couple received a contented ending out of this. God is aware of what is going on to occur for Lina now that she’s pregnant and both her rapist or her abusive husband is the daddy.

However one of the best factor to return out of this story was Khaldun.

A half-Jewish, half-Muslim character isn’t one thing usually seen on community TV, and I preferred how he did not focus on his ethnic background till it was mandatory. Till then, he was simply one other detective working a case.

Benson: He deserves at least 15 years.
Fin: Throw the e book at him.
Carisi: I am attempting however I want one thing higher to go on.

Plus, he made Rollins smile. Despite the fact that I’ve shipped Rollins/Carisi for fairly some time, I may get behind this pairing too.

Not like most romantic relationships on SVU, this one did not appear compelled. Khaldun and Rollins shared a simple, pure chemistry, and Rollins appeared genuinely concerned with attending to know him after their case was completed.

Lady: A black man cannot even go to work? He’ll lose his job!
Fin: He’s a groper! Think about if it was your mom or your sister.

Even so, I needed that SVU had caught with the unique case a little bit extra.

The undercover operation on the subway led to an interesting story about protesters assuming that Dwayne was being focused as a result of he was black — however he was responsible.

The operation led to a public relations headache that induced Garland to query the knowledge of the entire thing, and the protesters would absolutely have clashed with the ladies who accused Dwayne of groping them, too.

However as quickly because the cops discovered that Dwayne’s boss was a intercourse offender, that facet of the case fully disappeared.

It was by no means talked about once more and the remainder of the hour targeted fully on the brand new undercover operation.

And by the best way, did not O’Toole acknowledge the cops who arrested him? They questioned him after Dwayne was arrested, in spite of everything.

What’d you assume, SVU Fanatics? Was the immigration rape storyline entertaining, or would you quite have seen extra of the protesters and the unique case?

And was I the one one who noticed sparks fly between Rollins and Khaldun?

Hit SHOW COMMENTS and share your ideas.

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Regulation & Order: SVU continues its historic 21st season on NBC on Thursdays at 10 PM EST/PST.

Jack Ori is a senior employees author for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.

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