You want to see how ‘Law & Order: SVU’ portrays Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street got its close-up last night, as everyone’s favorite NYC-based crime show, “Law & Order: SVU,” aired an episode last night that included a plot thread based on the grassroots movement.
The Occupy scene was filmed on a fake set instead of Zuccotti Park, the real home of the movement. Real protesters crashed the set during filming, forcing production to shut down temporarily as a result of the “mockupation.”
It looks like L&O producers were eventually able to pull it off, though, as seen in last night’s gripping episode about a rape brushed under the rug by a shadowy “armed security” company.
The CEO of the company is served up a little street justice in response to the brutal sexual assault of one of his employees while she was working in Iraq. We don’t want to give it all away, but a few lines from the episode really made us chuckle.
Detective Nick Amaro: “Where were you at 6 last night?”
Stereotypical Occupy protester: “Uptown… at a drum circle… outside the mayor’s house.”
Another great line which may or may not be based loosely on the current administration:
Captain Donald Cragen: “I just got off the phone with the mayor’s office… in case you hadn’t noticed, CEOs are a priority for his team. They want to be kept in the loop.”
Occupy Wall Street only makes a brief appearance toward the beginning of the episode, so we’ve included the clip below.