Law and Order: Special Victims Unit is the longest running scripted, non-animated, prime-time show on TV. A lot of qualifiers to be sure, but it’s still pretty impressive. With its tendency to derive inspiration from real events, and to put forward alternate reality versions of them, the show often manages to hit home a lot harder than some of its contemporaries. Since the show focuses almost entirely on sexual-based offenses, which, as the show points out, are considered especially heinous, the episodes can be particularly unnerving.
While the show, focused on an NYPD special crime division, had a solid core cast (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal, Adam Beach, B.D. Wong, Tamara Tunie, and Dann Florek, to name a few), it also had enough clout to get some good guest stars, and this episode is one of them.
Robin Williams can do dark. One-hour Photo showed…
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