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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Episode: "Blinded"

Season 9, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: While working the case of a kidnapped girl found in the trunk of a stolen car, Stabler is injured by a suspect (Arye Gross), a schizophrenic artist believed to be a serial rapist. The trial brings up a dark moment in Novak's past, which seems to affect her judgment.
Original Air Date: Nov 13, 2007
Guest Cast Anne James: Dr. Larom Keisha Alfred: Reporter No. 1 Joseph Vincent Gay: UNI Walker Arye Gross: Saul Picard Sam Waterston: DA Jack McCoy Diane Cossa: Dr. Merrins John Cullum: Barry Moredock Daniel Cantor: Special Agent Wayne Nelson Sylvia Kauders: Anna Sam Riley: UNI Bruny Peter McRobbie: Judge Walter Bradley Mike Doyle: CSU Tech O'Halloran
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Season 9, Episode 7
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'Blinded' Season 9, Episode 7

I really like how this one started. I think the cops looking for the missing girl in the car impound was different and dramatic. Smashing the windows to open the trunks fast was great TV. I've never had the cops show up at my home (not that I'd admit it here), but if one of them did ask to use my bathroom, the first thing I would think is that they want to snoop around. Since Picard knew they would find nothing, I guess he wouldn't mind. Crazy or not, best not to look suspicious. (Note to self: Let the police use my toilet if they ask. Flee later). Who else remembers Ayre Gross as one of the original cast members on Ellen DeGeneres' sitcom? He was pretty charming and funny on that show and I was sorry when he left. Truth be told, I stopped watching soon after, as I didn't like Jeremy Piven or the other additions nearly as well. He was also great in Minority Report as the man who didn't murder his wife. This guy is an unappreciated character actor. In this episode alone he made us feel bad for a serial child rapist. That, my friends, is talent. Another question: Where are Sabrina's parents? No sign of them at the hospital. Did I miss something? Oh, and Picard's book was a total rip-off of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who. Damn child molester ripping off Seuss. That's just wrong. I wish Stabler hadn't gone blind after being shot. I think that premise has been overused on other shows. His head getting smashed into the window was well done and believable; his guard was down and the guy was cuffed. Also, until Picard saw the billboard telling him to escape, he was pretty docile. They sure are tarting up Novak a lot more this season. What's with the Farrah Fawcett hair? Aside from Ayre Gross, this was really Diane Neal's episode. We got that backstory on her. But how did Olivia know that Novak would have a photo of her "schizo ex-boyfriend" in that desk drawer? That was a little lame. So now it's official: Sam Waterston is the new DA. Since Law & Order hasn't debuted yet this season, SVU gets to announce his promotion. And please... McCoy lecturing a lawyer on ethics? I remember McCoy also doing "the defense attorney's job." A few years ago he helped that drunk driver get a lesser sentence because he thought it was the right thing to do. And that's not the only time. So they aren't going to milk Stabler's blindness. Good. Meloni isn't going anywhere and it would be a drag to sideline his character. (I believe I predicted a speedy recovery last week.) All and all, one of the best episodes this year. Hope you all agree. show less
I really like how this one started. I think the cops looking for the missing girl in the car impound was different and dramatic. Smashing the windows to open the trunks fast was great TV.I've never had the cops show up at my home (not that I'd admit it here), but if one of them did ask to use my bathroom, the first thing I would think is that they want to snoop around. Since Picard knew they would find nothing, I guess he wouldn’t mind. Crazy or not, best not to look suspicious. (Note to self: Let the police use my toilet if they ask. Flee later). Who else remembers Ayre Gross as one of the original cast members on Ellen DeGeneres’ sitcom? He was pretty charming and funny on that show and I was sorry when he left. Truth be told, I stopped watching soon after, as I didn’t like Jeremy Piven or the other additions nearly as well. He was also great in Minority Report as the man who didn't murder his wife. This guy is an unappreciated character actor. In this episode alone... read more

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Premiered: September 20, 1999, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Sexual assaults, domestic disputes and kidnappings are often the primary focus of this crime show, which follows New York City detectives working in a specialized division within the police department. The first spin-off of "Law & Order," this series has featured many high-profile guest stars. Richard Belzer brought his character from "Homicide: Life on the Street," Det. John Munch, to the show after the cancellation of the Baltimore-based series.

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