Law & Order: SVU season 20 episode 23 review: Rob Miller’s return; justice for Nahla

SVU season 20 artTonight, Law & Order: SVU took some ripped-from-the-headlines situations and through them all into one.

The main case tonight centered around a young Muslim politician in Nahla Nasar, someone who became the center of headlines because of a confrontation that she had with young, Jewish students. Following this, she claimed that she was sexually assaulted.

When it comes to Benson and the SVU, their job was more to get to the bottom of the latter — yet, it was fairly clear that the former situation was taking a toll in its own way. As it turns out, an alternate camera angle may have shown that she had worked in order to initiate the situation, and she was not just attacked by the students as the first video seemed. (This was based on a real incident that happened not that long ago.) Yet, what happened with this confrontation does not equate to Nahla lying about the assault. This did happen, and by the end of the episode, the team was able to get to the bottom of what happened.

Who was the responsible party? It just so happened to be her ex-husband, someone who was acting out and seeking vengeance after learning that she was, in fact, a lesbian. Proving it in court was not easy, but after Stone was able to rile the ex-husband up, he eventually admitted to committing the act.

What this story brought us tonight was another case full of complexity, and one with a very simple message: Everyone, no matter who they are, is worth of justice. Everyone deserves to have a chance to heal when something traumatic happens to them.

As for Rob Miller’s return…

It’s not entirely clear what he wants, but it does feel very clear after seeing him tonight that, once more, the man is the worst. He was doing his best to intimate Benson since he quite frankly had the resources to do so, and that meant trying to serve her with a subpoena or show up in front of Noah at the end of the episode. That scene was especially eerie since Olivia was vulnerable, and she was trying to look after her son. He knew that there was nothing that she would do in order to really stop him. He was out on bail, but the hope here is that following the trial, he wouldn’t be out at any point in the near future.

CarterMatt Verdict

This was as eerie an SVU episode as you’re going to get late in the season, and while it wasn’t necessarily directly linked to the finale from start to finish, the Rob Miller stuff definitely was. This is one of the most notorious SVU adversaries in quite some time, and in order to beat him, the team is going to have to do so in his own desired venue: A courtroom.

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