Law & Order: SVU 23×22 Revew: “A Final Call at Forlini’s Bar”

Law & Order: SVU 23x22 "A Final Call at Forlini's Bar" Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson
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  1. Jenn says:

    I’ve read every review this season and never commented. So I just wanted to say, you’re awesome, your reviews are spot on and I can’t wait to read your thoughts on season 24! Keep up the great work!!

  2. Kh says:

    I agree with the poster above. I have only receny found your reviews and have been enjoying yiur write ups for both SVU and organize crime, they are so funny.

    This episode was … it really tugged at my heart (especially the therapist scenes and Barba scenes). I think it has become my favorite episode of SVU ever. It did everything right – the criminal case and the personal stories. It was really powerful performances from Mariska, Raul, the actor that played Delia and the SVU squad.

    Yes I completely melted when Barba supported Delia off the stand.

    I am big EO fan… actually I am big Benson fan. So I guess I like anybody that is or has ever been nice to Olivia or whoever Olivia says she likes. So I even liked Tucker coz he was good to her from ~season 15 onwards.

    I just want Olivia to be happy.
    Can’t she have good relationship with both Soulmate Stabler and Brother Barba?

    Also before the series ends, it would be nice to have Calvin come back to see Olivia, hopefully he is a positive story for her.
    Also instead of Burton, maybe they can give us closure on what happened to the journalist that went to prison without giving up Olivia’s name.

  3. Shana says:

    I’m going to have to disagree on Tucker for a number of reasons, but yeah…She just needs to be happy. There’s no reason why she shouldn’t be able to find that happiness, both romantically with Elliot and through her friendship/sibling thing with Barba…other than writers who really like to show how Strong™ she is by constantly traumatizing and isolating her. Here’s hoping we’re finally going to get to move beyond that backwards sort of writing of women after 23 full seasons of it?

    I’d also love to see what Calvin is up to. And if I ever hear the name Burton Lowe ever again on this show, it had better be because Olivia’s throwing him behind bars, where a serial predator like him belongs. I’d prefer they not further traumatize both the character and the audience by bringing him back at all, though.

  4. Shana says:

    Thank you so much, Jenn! It certainly makes the long hours of trying to get it JUST RIGHT worth it.

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