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|Production number: 15015|
First aired: 26 February 2014
| Teleplay By|
Brianna Yellen & Julie Martin & Warren Leight
A comedian's words prove to be dangerous when a student is assaulted by his fans.
Popular comedian Josh Galloway is faced with student protesters after a set at Tompkins Square University. His demeaning jokes about women and rape become more serious when a student is assaulted by two of Galloway's fans. Though Barba can't arrest him for speaking his mind, he charges the SVU to find proof that Galloway's actions reflect his words. When TSU student Carly Rydell accuses Galloway of rape, Sergeant Benson is happy to arrest him. But Barba finds major roadblocks in the he-said she-said case, and thinks Benson should have chosen her battle more carefully. Meanwhile, a detective from Chicago seeks help from the NYPD.
- Mariska Hargitay as Sergeant Olivia Benson
- Danny Pino as Detective Nick Amaro
- Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- Raúl Esparza as A.D.A. Rafael Barba
- Elizabeth Marvel as Attorney Rita Calhoun
- Skyler Day as Renee Clark
- Victoria Rowell as Judge Delilah Hawkins
- Dean Winters as Detective Brian Cassidy
- Sophia Bush as Detective Erin Lindsay
- Jonathan Silverman as Josh Galloway
- Laura Slade Wiggins as Carly Rydell
- Sal Governale as Emcee
- Justin Kruger as Chad Smith
- Patrick Cragin as Sean Brady
- Caroline Lindy as Audrey Truffaut
- Emily Grosland as Tara
- Michelle Beadle as Reporter
- Brian Silliman as Prank Reporter
Just a few months earlier, the comedian Daniel Tosh made a rape joke that angered a rape victim while doing a live performance. The case put into question freedom of speech and forced world famous comedians to stand up to support Daniel Tosh.
- Barba: [to Olivia about Renee Clark after she was assaulted by two guys] I can ask for a temporary restraining order, but maybe she should change dorms.
- Olivia: Ah, so it's the victim who should change her life?
- Olivia: [after seeing Josh Galloway's stand-up act] Anybody else need a shower? He's vile.
- Cassidy: He's baiting you, Liv.
- Fin: Master baiting.
- Barba: Oh, great, this isn't just grey, it's satyagraha grey.
- Josh Galloway: Life is my material. Our screwed up culture: racism, incest, rape. If you don't joke about it, you cry.
- Olivia [to Barba] So, the end of the day, it was the right thing to do to bring this case.
- Barba: Don't fish. You snatched a tie out of the jaws of defeat. You want to stay commanding officer, I want you to stay commanding officer. Don't bring me cases like this.
Background information and notes
- This episode is part of a crossover event that concludes with the Chicago P.D. episode "Conventions".
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