I would nominate this episode for Drama Series, Direction, Writing and Supporting Actor (Raul Esparza) – thought-provoking, interesting, extremely well paced, and I found myself arguing with the characters out loud as I watched! The show has been really strong this season! Of course, I always love Mariska Hargitay – she’s probably my favorite dramatic actress on prime-time. This was a really strong episode! (: (of course, it’s on network television, which is a “no no” with the cable-loving – esp. HBO-loving – television academy!)
This episode was good but I only really was wowed by Esparza in terms of acting. The rest of this episode reminded me of the Blue Bloods episode that covered the same topic but the court scenes were stellar.