The “Undercover” episode of “SVU” is particularly bleak, as Olivia Benson is nearly raped by the editing officer she’s investigating. The scene was horrifying and inevitable until the absolute last second when Fin Tutuola saved her.
On the “SVU” subreddit, u / k12drama said, “That episode was hard for me.” Again Redditor agreed, writing, “At the same time I didn’t want to see it but couldn’t look away. (Mariska Hargitay) is a good actress, the feeling is so real and the fear in her eyes seems legitimate.”
In an interview with Jezebel Reflecting on the most controversial episodes of “SVU,” writer Mark Goffman explains that “Undercover” was a challenge to create. “[Showrunner Neal Baer] and I debated for a while about whether we were [include] he said.
“I want [Benson] he continued. “When I decided to write the attempted rape scene, we just said, ‘Well, you know, us.’ He also told the e-zine that he still had nightmares about Hargitay’s performance. in that scene, calling it “so haunting and intense. “
Despite the response from the net and some viewers believing the episode went too far, the team behind it knew they had done their research and found a story they wanted to tell without holding back ( via Jezebel).
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, be ready to help. Visit Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Website or contact the RAINN National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
https://www.looper.com/714359/the-benson-moment-on-law-order-svu-that-went-too-far/ SVU has gone too far