All Things Law And Order: Law & Order SVU “Internal Affairs” Recap & Review
Detective Brian Cassidy is a fictional character played by Dean Winters in the American crime Benson and Cassidy also are forced to reveal their romantic relationship in this episode when Amaro and Munch go to Cassidy's apartment and. Brian Cassidy is a retired New York City Police Department detective who in the Special Victims Unit, he started a brief relationship with Detective Benson. It's rare that I can describe an episode of Law & Order SVU in one word, but Brian Cassidy gets sucked into the case by Tucker with the promise of While Benson and Cassidy did have a past relationship, it wasn't a long, lasting one. . Cragen admits that is always a possibility, advising them not to put.
She looks uncomfortable and says 6 months, one day at a time. She races off as West says that is good, and he is there if she needs a friend. Meanwhile, in the car, Benson and Amaro hear Cassidy say she seems nice, and if someone did a number on her. West says it is more like she did it to herself. Benson comments to Amaro that first he rapes Tanya and now he says he is looking out for her, saying that is control, intimidation, and is a complete abuse of power. Amaro agrees it is ugly but not enough to make a case.
Later, it is night and Cassidy and West are still driving around. Cassidy asks when things will start picking up around here, and West tells him to take it easy, it is a full moon, and they will get there.
Benson and Amaro are still following, and Amaro asks how the new apartment is going. Amaro says he misses it. Amaro asks about the sessions and if he likes the guy. Benson explains she must have sent over a dozen survivors to him and it turns out she was right. She feels safe there. Amaro says he is her any time she wants to talk about anything, but Benson replies that it is great he has been normal with her and she appreciates that more than he knows.
A call comes in for available units to respond to a female drunk and disorderly and West responds turns on the lights and sirens on his squad car.
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West and Cassidy arrive on the scene to try to handle a drunk Gretchen, who comes on to Cassidy as he tries to control the situation. Gretchen asks them to drive her home and if they want her to assume the position. West grabs her as she begins to tip over and puts her in the back of the car and Benson and Cassidy hear Cassidy tell West he has a live one.
Benson voices concern to Amaro that they are just going to let this happen, but Amaro thinks it sounded consensual and they obviously have a history.
Benson raises her voice and reminds him Gretchen is drunk, but Amaro reminds her so are half the people on the street who are going home to have sex and asks what does she want to do.
Another squad car pulls up to Cassidy and it is Quinn and the rookie. Quinn asks if everything is alright and Cassidy explains that West is upstairs assisting a woman in need. Benson and Amaro hear Quinn tell Cassidy he knows not to put this in the memo book, and Cassidy asks what memo book. Cassidy waits in the car, and Benson worries to Amaro that Gretchen has been up there for 20 minutes and Cassidy should go up. Amaro cautions her that they are testing him.
West returns and honks the car home to wake Cassidy, and Cassidy asks if it is his turn. West says next time, his girl Quinny needs backup.
West puts on light and sirens and races off and Benson and Amaro follow. Quinn complains it took them long enough, and she tells the rookie to sit and listen to the radio. Cassidy asks what is this, and West tells him easy cowboy as they walk into a building.
Meanwhile, Benson and Amaro are in the car, listening to Cassidy making sounds of pleasure. Amaro reminds Benson that Cassidy is just working, and she says she knows, as she blankly stares forward.
Afterwards, Lila says goodbye to Cassidy and kisses him, and Cassidy tells West and Quinn it was a nice welcome, it seems he landed in the right place. He asks how much he owes, and West explains it is on the house, they take care of them so they take care of the girls.
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Quinn adds to call it a quid pro ho. She walks off, explaining that Tucker is waiting. Tucker reminds them he was listening all night and says it was dereliction of duty, maybe.
Benson counters that West is not going to confess to Cassidy the second he meets him. Cassidy says they leaned on Tanya but Tucker thinks that is subjective. Amaro believes Cassidy has their trust and Cragen adds if he spends more time, they will slip up.
Benson thinks the other vics will be just as drunk and scared. Fin says they need a reliable witness, and suggests IAB set up a honey trap. Rollins adds West likes his women drunk and disorderly and she can do that. At a later time, West and Cassidy get a call for an assault by a white female who is possibly intoxicated, West says they have this and Cassidy calls in they will handle.
Quinn radios she will back up. At the scene, Rollins is playing drunk while Fin is playing the her driver whom she is fighting with, saying that she paid for the night. They get her in the squad car. Benson and Amaro listen as West puts on her seatbelt and Rollins complains she is dizzy.
West says he does not know what it is with these women — low self esteem? He says they will do her a favor and drive her home, and as he puts his hand on her leg, saying when they get there they can work something out and see if she deserves to get off for drunk and disorderly.
Amaro says he wants this guy. West gets in the car and tells Cassidy to get her keys in case she falls asleep. West says it is not happening and then calls in the drunk and disorderly and where they are taking her. Benson tells Amaro to stay close and radios Cragen that they are on the way. At the room where Cragen has a team set for surveillance of the room, Fin enters and tells Cragen that Rollins was so good she scared him. He explains that West took in Rollins while Quinn distracted him and told him to stop picking up drunk white women.LAW & ORDER: SVU "MOOD" 19x2 #2
They see Rollins, Cassidy and West arrive at the building and Cragen comments he does not want Rollins in there any longer than she has to be. Cassidy asks what happens if they get a radio call and West says they answer it and can come back and check on her later, they have her keys.
West asks for 15 minutes with her and he begins to take off her shoes. He says he has to make a phone call, and then tells Cassidy he told them the next one would be his. Cassidy seems reluctant but West explains she likes cops. He steps out to reply to the message but leaves the door open while Cassidy climbs on the bed and onto Rollins.
In the car, Benson wonders why West is making Cassidy go first and Amaro wonders if they are still testing him. Benson says she does not like this. In the hall, West looks at his phone and then knocks on the door, saying they have to go. West says he got a call. Cassidy climbs off the bed and tells West she is cute, he likes her. West closes the door and Rollins looks up toward the camera, Cragen and Fin also wondering what just happened.
In the car, Amaro questions if they got a call, and Benson said they would have heard it. She thinks they are on to him. As Cassidy races down t he stairwell with West, Cassidy comes face to face with Quinn who is holding a gun on him. West slams Cassidy against the wall and also pulls his gun on him.
Cragen and Fin enter Rollins room and Fin asks if she is alright. She says she is fine. Cragen radios to Benson and Amaro asking where is Cassidy, and, as Amaro backs up the car, Benson tells Cragen his wire went dead 45 seconds ago.
Cragen tells Fin to check the back. Meanwhile, Quinn is driving a cab and Cassidy is in the back seat. West orders Cassidy to give him his cell. He hands it to Quinn and tells her she knows what to do. She tosses the phone out the window. Cassidy asks if they are now commandeering cabs and making calls from his phone, questioning that is their plan? Cragen says he is gone, Fin adding they found a back door out to 20th St.
Rollins thinks they had a second car. Amaro tells them they got the call with a female voice reporting a suspicious man with a gun on West 21st street.
Amaro also wonders if it is a decoy call. Back in the car, Cassidy says they have this all wrong but West thinks Cassidy worked with Groves up in the Bronx and Quinn wonders if Cassidy is his avenging angel. Cassidy says Groves is a nut job. He says he does not know as Rollins holds a gun on him. He explains Quinn told him to drop her here and then she got in a cab and said it was personal. Lewis asks when they found the gun at the beach house, whose fingerprints were on it.
Amaro says there was no way she did it, she was duct taped, laying on the car floor. Barba writes down some notes as Lewis asks if that is because Benson told him. Lewis asks about the first time he and Benson interrogated him and how would he characterize her demeanor? Amaro says she was just trying to get to the truth. Lewis asks if she was physically close and flirtatious, and did she seem aroused when she spoke with him?
Lewis asks if rape is considered a sexual act among SVU detectives, and Amaro explains it is not about sex it is about power, control, humiliation. Lewis raises his voice and asks why, in his opinion, when Benson was questioning him about rape did she sexualize the interrogation? Amaro emphatically states it is a technique to find a way to connect to the suspect.
Lewis looks back toward the gallery and comments he would say it worked. Barba slaps down his pen and Lewis withdraws that statement. Benson thinks not if Lewis is interrogating her. Amaro adds Lewis can play all the games he wants, the jury is not going to fall for it.
Barba walks in and sees them all together and questions them eating together, across from the courthouse, when Lewis is accusing them of conspiring. Fin blankly states they are just having dinner. Barba tells them to get it to go, and calls Benson aside. Benson admits it is, she is a maid and her young daughter.
He asks if they saw or heard anything. Benson tells Barba she thought it was unsafe for them to be in t he house while Lewis was still there. Barba testily asks if that is her story, and Benson asks if he is going to bring it up. Barba says he has to, before Lewis does. On the stand, Benson explains the officer asked a few questions and became suspicious — she flashbacks to hearing the shot — and testifies it was horrible.
Barba asks her to tell the jury what happened next, and Benson testifies that Lewis drove them to a vacant beach house, handcuffed her to an iron framed bedpost, shoved her gun into her mouth and repeatedly threatened to rape and kill her.
As Benson testifies, Lewis is feverishly taking notes. She could hear him talking to them and she was terrified for them, so she used every bit of strength she had left and wrenched the metal bar from the bed frame.
When Lewis walked back into the room she struck him with it and freed herself of the handcuffs and restrained him. When she was calling for help. Lewis got free and lunged at her and she hit him with that rod until he was subdued.
As Lewis stand up for the cross examination, Benson flashes back in her mind to the beating she gave him as he was cuffed to the bed. Lewis reserved the right to question her at a later time.
Lewis gives Barba a satisfied smirk. Barba pauses and then stands to say the people rest. Later, Lewis questions Viva and asks her about the morning she came to clean, and she admits that he did not hurt them, he just put them in a bedroom. She did hear Lewis and Benson yelling and heard someone getting beaten and whispering, Lewis asks if it was as if he was in pain, and then was quiet?
Viva says yes, there was no sound. She admits that is when Benson came out and said she was police and he was a bad man and she will take care of it. He asks if Benson said immigration said the police would take Luisa away from her if she did not do what she said. Viva is quiet, and Lewis tells her not to worry, Detective Benson is not in the court today, she can tell the jury the truth.
Viva says yes, she did. The doctor who treated Lewis that day testifies that Lewis had a pneumothorax — a collapsed lung — two broken ribs, a shattered kneecap, fractured skull, and a broken orbital socket. Lewis states Benson testified she beat him until he was subdued, and in her medical opinion would any one of these injuries be enough to subdue him?
The doctor looks to the judge and says she is not sure how to answer that. Lewis cites each injury and the possible effects and the doctor admits in her opinion he could not fight back. Lewis states that the first of these blows, whichever one it was, incapacitated him and all the rest of them were excessive?
Barba objects and the judge sustains. Lewis says he has nothing further, and Barba has no questions for the witness. The judge motions Lewis and Barba to the bench.
Lewis requests a recesssaying he is easily fatigued due to his collapsed lung and Barba thinks this is another delaying tactic. Lewis, appearing weak, show a not from his prison doctor, Janice Cole, detaining his medical issues. Lewis states in order to adequately defend himself he needs to take breaks. Later, Benson is in Dr.
Benson comments she said those exact same words times to survivors. Lindstrom replies it must be good advice, and Benson adds she also said to never lie about anything because it always blows up and now it will blow up in open court. He cautions he not to catastrophize, but she said Lewis knew she had it in her. He got her to become exactly what he is. Lindstrom says she gives Lewis too much credit and her too little; Lewis kept her drugged and drunk with no food and water and no sleep.
Benson counters that when she beat a handcuffed man nearly to death, she was just projecting her anger, and that makes it OK to lie about it, under oath? Lindstrom says he hears her, but asks her would she live with herself knowing she helped Lewis to go free? She closes her eyes, takes a breath, and does not answer. Back in court, Benson is on the stand and Lewis is questioning her. He says the trial must be trying for her and asks how she is holding up? The judge orders him to proceed and Lewis cracks that there is no time for pleasantries.
He comments that they have heard a lot of testimony in this case but only two people know what happened over those 4 days. Lewis counters he can see that is the story she wants them to believe, the truth is embarrassing, that her, and experienced and lonely SVU detective, consumed by her work, became sexually obsessed with a man she believed to be a rapist. He asks if she can tell him if she is married and has children, and when Barba objects on relevance, Lewis states it speaks to her issues with intimacy and sexuality.
The judge tells him to tread carefully and reminds Lewis that Benson is his witness and tells Benson to answer the question.
Benson states she is not married and has no children.
As Benson raises her voice and says it is not of his business, Barba objects. Lewis states he was just getting to that. Lewis asks Benson if she has been an SVU detective for 15 years and she says yes. He asks if she has questioned hundreds of rape victims and interview hundreds of rapists — she says yes — and worked long hours and take her work home with her — she answers it is part of the job.
He asks if she has a lot of accrued vacation hours and Benson looks perplexed but answers she guesses yes. He comments that her life is her work and over time, her world view has narrowed to victims and rapists.
She replies she would not say that. He said the jury heard her captain testify he was worried about her when the second case against him was dropped. Benson explains the whole squad was upset. Benson speaks very loudly, saying yes, she was. Lewis says social isolation, long term immersion in sexual assaults, and a recent public loss of face proceeded their 4 days together. Benson, speaking loudly, tells Lewis he broke into her apartment, tied her up, and held a gun to her head.
Lewis says that is her story, but none of her detectives could find a sign of forced entry, Barba objects but the judge allows it. Benson says she doe s not know how he got in, but he did. He asks if he teleported himself maybe, or maybe she invited him in. Benson counters he was the last person she wanted to see that night, and Lewisstanding by the jury, asks it was the night he broke in. He asks if she was armed when she came home, and Benson replies yes. But Lewis asks what about her partner who testified the first time she interrogated him she flirted with him and tried to arouse him.
Benson calmly states she was playing a role. He asks was she, adding that the first night that they spent together she said he tied her up and that he was forcing alcohol down her throat and did not resist and ask if this is part of her foreplay? Benson emphatically states Lewis had a gun on her. He asks whose gun, and she replies first his, then hers. Lewis said they drank together and took drugs together and they played with each other sexually, and says she gave him her gun…Benson shouts that he took her gun, calling him a frickin insane freak.
Lewis begins to shout back at her, yelling that she forced him to tie her up but they never had sex together. Benson shouts back no they did not have sex. Lewis says this is more of a flirtation or courtship and Barba objects, telling the judge he knows he is giving this man latitude but he has crossed over and is using this trial to humiliate and re-traumatize Benson.
The judge sustains the objection and tells Lewis to proceed. They break up in the episode "Downloaded Child", however. Upon the conclusion of their joint operation, the two share drinks before Benson returns to New York. It is suggested throughout season 17 that Benson is in a relationship with Capt. In "Manhattan Transfer", they are forced to confirm their relationship when Tucker is accused — by his own cousin, a priest — of being complicit with a sex trafficking ring that has ties to Vice and the Catholic Church.
Tucker is eventually cleared, and he continues his relationship with Benson. In season 18, Tucker tries to convince Benson to retire with him, though at the conclusion of the episode "Next Chapter", Benson realizes she is not ready to do so, as being a cop is part of who she is. As a result, Benson breaks it off with Tucker at the end of the episode "Chasing Theo".
Sexual assault storylines[ edit ] In the season 9 episode "Undercover", Benson poses as an inmate in a women's prison to investigate an alleged rape by a corrections officer.
While there, the corrections officer in question, Captain Lowell Harris Johnny Messnerattacks her and attempts to force her to perform oral sex on him. Later, Benson helps convict the rapist by questioning his earlier victim about distinguishing features on his penis, prompting the victim to recall a mole on it, which Benson later explains to Warner that she had also seen.
When Warner asks Benson if she had been raped, she replies, "It was the closest I've ever come. She is attending group therapy, something she has not shared with anyone but Tutuola. In the episode "PTSD," while investigating the rape of a Marineshe is pushed against a wall while trying to break up a fight between a suspected rapist and another Marine. She subsequently breaks up the fight by holding her weapon to the back of the suspect's head.
In the season 11 episode "Perverted," Benson becomes the prime suspect in the sexual mutilation and murder of a biker gang member.
As more evidence is found linking her to the crime, an Internal Affairs detective insinuates that she may have committed it while suffering from a flashback to the assault.
The other detectives eventually discover that Benson has been framed by a man she sent to prison years earlier. During the season 15 premiere "Surrender Benson", Lewis makes her watch while he rapes and tortures the mother of his own attorney and kills a police officer who attempted to pull him over. He then beats and tortures her, burning her with cigarettes and wire hangers, and holds her hostage for four days.
Just as he is about to rape her, she breaks free, handcuffs him, and holds him at gunpoint. When he taunts her, she loses control and beats him within an inch of his life with an iron rod. She is rescued by her fellow detectives moments later, and Cragen puts her on mandatory leave so she can recover.
She begins seeing a therapist Bill Irwin to cope with the trauma. It is later revealed that Lewis survived and is in prison awaiting trial. He calls Benson as a witness and accuses her of assaulting him because he rejected her sexual advances. She vehemently denies it, and lies under oath that he had broken free of his restraints and lunged at her. Lewis is found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting a police officer, but the jury voices doubts about Benson's story and acquits him of attempted rape.
The episode closes with Benson weeping on the courthouse stairs and, four months later, Lewis being wheeled away on a stretcher. In "Beast's Obsession", Lewis uses the distraction caused by his self-induced cardiac incident to escape from prison. He then rapes a teenaged girl, kidnaps her younger sister, and threatens to kill her unless Benson tells the truth about her testimony.
Benson holds a press conference and admits that she lied on the witness stand. When Lewis does not release the girl, Benson tracks him down and surrenders to him. With his hostage watching, Lewis at first attempts to rape Benson, but changes his mind when she refuses to show him fear; instead, he forces her to play Russian roulette with him. As a police squad closes in, Lewis taunts her one last time before committing suicide right in front of her.
In "Post-Mortem Blues", she is brought before a grand jury to explain her admission and Lewis' death. Her career is threatened until SVU's temporary commanding officer, Lt. Declan Murphy Donal Loguetells the grand jury that he instructed Benson to lie in her press conference, thus clearing her of Lewis' death and possible perjury charges. Murphy then makes Benson his second-in-command. In subsequent seasons, Lewis' name becomes a kind of code for an intensely dangerous situation and Benson reveals that her trauma and ordeal with him will always be a part of her.
During a heated exchange with Amaro, he pointedly asks her whether she can ever forgive Lewis; she does not answer, and he apologizes.