Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Law & Order: SVU - Recap & Review - Transitions

Law & Order: SVU
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Original Air Date: Feb 17, 2009

Kara – Senior Staff Writer
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This week, a man is attacked outside of a strip club and the detectives tie the incident to his teenage son, Henry, who is transgendered and lives as Haley. Haley’s father disapproves of her using hormone blockers, causing a world of emotional pain in Haley’s life and the detectives set about sorting everything out. Along the way, they find out about an organization that works as a support group for transgendered teens and Haley’s sympathetic guidance counselor, Miss Blaine.

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  1. This week, a man is attacked outside of a strip club and the detectives tie the incident to his teenage son, Henry, who is transgendered and lives as Haley. Haley’s father disapproves of her using hormone blockers, causing a world of emotional pain in Haley’s life and the detectives set about sorting everything out. Along the way, they find out about an organization that works as a support group for transgendered teens and Haley’s sympathetic guidance counselor, Miss Blaine.

    Three Good Things About This Week’s Episode:

    1. The storyline was extremely well done. Taking on an episode about a transgendered teen isn’t exactly an easy task but the topic was handled very well. The episode ran the gamut of opinions on transgendered teens, from Haley’s disapproving father, to Stabler being insensitive at first and not understanding, to Haley’s mother, who supports her daughter. Then there’s Dr. Huang, who really knocked some sense into the episode by explaining the issues involved with being transgendered in today’s society to the detectives.

    2. Then there’s Bridger Zadina, who doesn’t just knock it out of the park, he knocks it out of this galaxy. There have been some real stellar kids on SVU this season but he should be nominated for an Emmy for this role. Honestly, he did such an amazing job, I couldn’t believe he was a boy when I looked up who played the role of Haley. I also have to mention Aisha Hinds, who played Haley’s understanding guidance counselor, Miss Blaine. There’s a twist, where Miss Blaine is on the stand and she uses the word “we” during her testimony. Grayleck jumps on it and Aisha Hinds gives this intense monologue, describing her past as a transgendered person and a time when she was attacked. It’s so intense, the moment honestly gave me chills.

    3. Elliot and Haley’s conversation in her bedroom. Elliot, who makes a few missteps along the way in the episode, including being rather harsh to Haley’s transgendered boyfriend, Blake, completely turns it around in this moment. Haley asks Elliot if he would still love his son if he came home in a dress. Elliot admits he would probably make a lot of mistakes but would never stop loving him and would try to understand. I’m glad the episode included a moment like this. It took it to another level, slowing down the pace of the episode but in a good way and letting the reality of the situation hit home.

    So, what did you think? I think it definitely was one of the strongest episodes this season. Let me know your TwoCents in the comments!

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  2. this is my favorite episode

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  3. Anonymous, I really enjoyed it too. It was one of the best.

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  4. white power man are not ment to become girls i hat trans they will go to hell on judgement day may 21 at midnight hahah miki

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  5. you asshole you can become we want dont listen this religous nut kids tammyboygirl

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  6. kar really a guy what a a fag waf aprr

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  7. that kid is fuckin sexy as a boy or girl

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  8. I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I can watch the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.

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