Law and Order: SVU S15 Premiere Part 2: “Imprisoned Life”

HELLO!!!

As promised, even when late, for sure, The second part of LOSVU S15 Part 2. I Must say I couldn’t find the words to write down a good recap about this. I know, then you wonder Why then you did the first part?

Simple answer: It was the most important part of the story, what leads us to the posterior episodes. The one that showed us a deeper side of our dear characters, different dimensions and different perspectives. It exploded the actors talent and over all proved us Law and Order: SVU is more than just a crime procedural, it showed us the other side of th story, not cops looking for a criminal and helping the victim but friends  looking for one o their own, a strong woman becoming not a victim but a survivor, the struggle and fight, the investigation and the hunting, the desesperation and the hope, the law and the order…

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losvuP2We opened up 2 months later after the attack, Olivia is physically healed but emotionally devasted. We see her getting into her apartment for the very first time with Brian. not able to avoid to revive the memories from when she woke up tied up in her own place… We also find her still going to her phsycologist appointments, where she opens up about herself and how she feels about what happened, we come to know she recognizes she hasn’t actually grieve about it. But also expressing SVU is the only thing that hasn’t change, she doesn’t even hesitate about being ready to go back to work.

What can I say about the case? In simple words?  They find a lil boy on the street that,as the investigations advance, ends up being the child of a kidnapped victim during years. She alongside another two women were held hostage by a perv living few houses away from where he had them captive.  The girl comes back to her parents house with her son beginning a new life. Moment where Olivia reasures her that she’s gonna be fine, that she and her son  are gonna pass through that keep going.

STRGGLEBut is during the process that we see Liv struggling with her  coming back to work. To feel watched by her co-workers at every move she does. Her captain doubting if she was ready to be back. Seeing the victim unsure of her future made her wonder how would she carry on but at the same time how much she had ahead to keep going.

The strenght of the episode wasn’t the usual good investigative work that the SVU Team does, but on the way we see our beloved detective Benson to face the ordeal she suffered. How she deals with now being not just the cop on charge of help victims but ompletely understands the side of the surrvivor as well. We see a tender ide of her while talking an protecting the lil boy “Buddy”.

LIV“Flashbacks” Live memories of past things. Flashbacks what Liv faced rng the whole episode. Remembering when she was rescued and the press was there taking pictures too. Now, they were oing the same thing with the boy.   With also reminded us how deep the media pressure can be on people, beyon of the news we see everyday on TV, They put words an feelings on the victims thay they on’t even have an idea of what it’s like.

We see the condition of the rescued girls, tied on small cages like animals on a dark and cold room. Scene that if you are an observer you’ll understand the similarities with recent cases during the past years. Cases that mentioned young girls being imprisoned for years before be free again. Also how important their families support is for them once they’re back to “normal”, which we know has a different meaning for them.

HOPEAfter hearing  the boy’s mom  statement, it should have gave us a perspective of the hell  that a lot of women have been through in the hands of people without heart and with a twisted mind. Yes, the story of the episode might be fiction but what it’s implied on it, it’s not. It’s a fact millions of women have dealt with situations like that and still  were able to carry on and keep living.

Detective Olivia Benson was always the one on charge of getting into the vic’s side, to feel empathy with them. But in this ep. we can clearly see it was not just empathy this time around but understanding, a connection that surpassed the fact of being a woman,but to know what it is to be on the other side. It was something regular for her and even the other detectives to say they “understand” but it wasn’t till now when she actually meant it, when she actually understood what it means to be called a “victim”, a “Survivor”.

“He’s never gonna be normal again, Isn’t he?”

“You know, what I Have seen is that people that has been through unfair, horrific experiences, is that they have this Will. And once they get support,a chance…they cannot only survive , they can thrive… “

We see Liv on her doctor’s office again:

“How you been”

“Better”

Why I’m touched? Why I didn’t write an usual RECAP like I do?

*One in Three woman report being phsycally or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point of their lives.

*Every two minutes in USA, someone is sexually assaulted.

*More than five children die everyday in USA, as result of child abuse or neglect, and up to 15 million children witness domestic violence  in their home every year.

HOPE2No, I didn’t made that up. They’re actual dates about DV(Dometic Violence) and SA(Sexual Assault). When I first saw Law and Order SVU, I didn’t understand it at first, bt when I did I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe such heinious crimes could actually happen. For someone like me that spent her almost her whole life at home, you can understand why my surprise. More yet, learning those dates. Now, 7 years later after that, I see this episode. “Surrender Benson” showed us the struggle and fight to survive and be saved, but Imprisoned lifes showed us the aftemath. What’ left behinf after an attack like that. What it waiting for them, how to carry on and keep living, to find reasons to re-born in somehow, to change life perspectives and cope with it. To deal with friends, co-workers and family, when you have support and when you not. Evven when you do have support, as Olivia states it on certain scenes, feel observed or just to have the feeling that the people around you now sees you different are just few things involved on that.

What to expect now? Don’t know yet, But as seen so far we are gonna have more of Liv dealing with this, and of course how her friends are there and more cases to come that would,as always, have some insight life lessons, something to learn about.

Tears streamed down my face  after seen the hope, yes the hope that was present not just on the character of Olivia Benson but on the actress behind,Mariska Hargitay, as well. Showing women around the world we have the power to change, the power to carry on, the strong inner self we got, the voice to say out loud NOMORE! Want to know more? Visit The Joyful Heart Foundation Web page:

http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/about-us/welcome

Till next tiime!

Zia.

  • One in three women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.1
  • Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted.2
  • More than five children die every day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect,3 and up to 15 million children witness domestic violence in their homes each year.4

- See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/about-us/our-story#sthash.KvPlQxSA.dpuf

  • One in three women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.1
  • Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted.2
  • More than five children die every day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect,3 and up to 15 million children witness domestic violence in their homes each year.4

- See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/about-us/our-story#sthash.KvPlQxSA.dpuf

  • One in three women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.1
  • Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted.2
  • More than five children die every day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect,3 and up to 15 million children witness domestic violence in their homes each year.4

- See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/about-us/our-story#sthash.KvPlQxSA.dpuf

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