Most episodes cause us to make this face, too. (Hulu)It's not that "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is formulaic. It's that...uh...when a show's been on for this long, certain patterns start to emerge? Fine: It's formulaic. But that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable. Here are the most basic facts you need to know about last night's episode.
Initial Crime: Fin (Ice T) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) are conducting a sting on a serial groper in Central Park when Darren (David Gelles), who's tripping pretty hard and hallucinating his lingerie-clad "girlfriend," emerges from the bushes and disrobes in front of a giant crowd of people.
REAL Crime: When Darren is locked up in the mental ward of a local hospital, he hears sounds of struggle, and opens the door to the on-call room to see a woman being assaulted by an unseen assailant. Though the patient, Gia (Natasha Lyonne) initially denies it, eventually she admits that not only was she raped in the on-call room, but that she's been raped by the same man, her uncle, for the past ten years, starting when she was 14.Read More »from ‘SVU’ Episode ‘Educated Guess’ in The ‘SVU’-o-Matic