‘Law & Order: SVU’: Benson’s Son Noah Tees Up the Case for Mom in Episode 5

by Lauren Boisvert

On Law & Order: SVU, Noah sets them up, and mom Olivia Benson knocks them down; in the recent episode, Law & Order explored TikTok culture when Benson’s son Noah found a video of a young influencer named Willa claiming two of the big names at her “content house”–which is just a fancy word for an influencer commune–assaulted her. She never went to the hospital, so it’s only her word against theirs. And, boy, do they have words.

When Willa and members of the SVU team go back to the house to get a confession, the two suspects force her to admit on a livestream that her assault wasn’t real and it was just a publicity stunt.

Tate and Liam, the accused, eventually get brought in because of another video they made denouncing Willa and the SVU. In one scene, Tate and Liam’s followers and fans gather outside the courthouse and start throwing things. Someone actually nails Carisi with a slushy, and those stains are never coming out.

The episode goes in depth into the effects of social media and TikTok culture; it turns out, Tate and Liam were let off at their trial because they were direct messaging the jurors, promising them spots in the content house if they were acquitted. Their tactic initially works, but not for long. They end up with a guilty verdict and years of prison between them.

So, because of Noah being totally plugged in, Benson and the team found out about this case and got a girl justice. Maybe TikTok is good for something after all.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Stabler’s Son is Getting Into Something Dangerous

Speaking of sons, Elliott Stabler’s youngest son, Eli Stabler Jr., seems to be getting in way over his head. His friend has convinced him to steal and sell his grandmother’s prescription Valium. He even got Eli to try some, to “sample the merchandise,” so to speak.

Meanwhile, Stabler is still undercover trying to bust up a sex trafficking ring, and Benson is worried he’s going to far. The Albanians have an idea that there’s a spy in their organization, and Eddie Wagner, AKA Stabler, is looking mighty suspicious. There’s no telling what they’ll do if they suspect him, let alone if they actually find him out.

Benson warns Stabler at the end of episode 5 that he might be getting in too deep. She tells him it might be time for him to come home. He tells her that he’s being careful, but that’s not what she’s worried about. “I mean,” Benson clarifies, “before Eddie Wagner takes over, and Elliot Stabler is nowhere to be found.”

That’s getting fans worried about what’s going to happen to Stabler. But, don’t fret; the season just started. What could possibly happen to him right at the beginning? We’ll have to tune in to find out for sure.