‘Law and Order: SVU’ 16×15 – The unit try and help an undercover mother find her missing daughter

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In the last episode, there is a gang of people who are bringing a video game to real life and the unit must race against time to find them before they kill again.

In this week’s show, titled “Undercover Mother”, a mother takes the law in her own hands as she goes undercover to try and find her daughter who was kidnapped.

The unit is trying to take down a prostitution ring but they quickly find out that there is more to the story then on the surface. They know the handler and the woman, Martha (Lily Taylor, Hemlock Grove) running the ring is doing her under cover work.

Barba is less then enthusiastic about Martha’s methods of trying to find her daughter and wants to arrest her. She fights so that she can stay in the game. Benson understanding that mother need she works her magic and is able to continue on with the case.

Meanwhile, the rest of the unit work the case by talking to the other girls that were brought to the ‘party’ and they get a lead to work.

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They don’t get the person moving the girls but the house that is responsible for bringing them in. First step on the road to justice.

The unit goes undercover to try and save Martha’s daughter and take down this ring. Benson tries to get Martha to calm down but she knows that if the situation was in reverse, she would do the same thing.

At the party, things get hairy, as a new pimp, Bishop, shows up and causes problems. And lo and behold ‘Bishop’ is really Declan Murphy (Donal Logue, Gotham) as he returns to the show working the ring. He tells them that Ariel is to far gone to be saved but little does he know that’s not going to stop Benson from finding her. She keeps her promises no matter what.

At the end of the show, Melinda comes in and drops the bomb on Benson’s life. She says that Johnny D (from the same case) is Noah’s father.

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With Benson now being a mother, she can understand what this woman went/is going through. She understands that need to want to find their child no matter what the risks are (including going to jail). Guest stat Lily Taylor was the glue for the show as you feel for her and want so desperately for her to find her daughter through the whole show.

We get a surprise guest star with Donal Logue as he returns as Detective Murphy. It looks like he was also working trying to take down the ring and just so happens to come across SVU as they work the case.

Carisi still has a lot of prove to the unit (especially Amaro and Fin) as they think that he shouldn’t be there.

In the next episode, a woman is accused of killing her much older husband by his kids.

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‘Law and Order: SVU’ 15×17 – Rollins reaches the point of no return which might cost her the job

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In last week’s episode, a football star from Georgia gets more then he’s bargained for when he’s being recruited by Hudson University.

In this week’s episode, titled “Gambler’s Falacy” Rollins hits rock bottom as she goes too far after she finds herself in the wrong situation. The squad tries to rally behind her, but she’s at the point of no return.

Rollins finds herself in a very bad situation as her gambling habit is starting to take over her again. She runs into a former victim and the victim rats her out to her boss, Declan (guest star Donal Logue, TV’s “Sons of Anarachy”) who thinks that she is trying to shut down his operation.

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Unable to pay her large debt, Declan and his assistant Sondra (Guest starring Sherri Saum, TV’s “The Fosters”) make her help them out. They ask her to get a juror’s information so they can ‘talk’ to her. When she refuses, she offers to have sex with him instead. He agrees but records it as blackmail.

Sondra connects with Rollins after she learned what Declan did and they make a deal to work with one another and no longer with Declan. At least she thinks so. It turns out that Sondra is more devious then Declan is and as the show comes to an end, we see that Declan is an undercover cop who used Rollins to take down Sondra and her boyfriend.

Declan offers her a third chance. He tells her that she might not be so lucky next time and should be clean. Unlike the times before, Rollins really did fall down hard this time and may have gotten the message to stay clean.

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Fin and Amaro know that something is off with Rollins and they try to help her, but they might go too far. Rollins gets angry with Fin offering her money and Amaro tracks her down (by illegal means). Benson tells Amaro to stop what he’s doing and questions his reasoning and that maybe he has feelings for Rollins. She tells him that Maria’s called her, worried about him, which obviously upsets Amaro.

With the events of what happened this week, Rollins has a lot of making up to do with Benson, Amaro, and Fin. None of them can trust her now and will be second guessing everything she does.

In next week’s episode, Alec Baldwin guest stars as a reporter who complicates a rape that looks like a hate crime.

as published by on examiner.com