Law & Order: SVU features a scene that looks like it came straight out of the early seasons of Glee; D.A. Dominick Carisi was hit with a red slushy after a crowd goes absolutely feral on him and Amanda Rollins.
It starts like this: Benson and Co. are trying to nail a couple of snot-nosed TikTok influencers who assaulted a girl in their content house. They then claimed it as a publicity stunt. When the SVU gets them into court, it turns out the two guys were direct messaging the jury, promising them spots in the house for a not guilty verdict. Cue the angry mob. But not at the guys; no, the mob is angry at the cops.
The TikTok stars were outside of the courthouse talking with their fans, being blatantly sleazy by saying things like, “Remember, this is not our fault.”
Rollins and Carisi exit the courthouse together. “They don’t know the difference between the real world and the virtual world,” Carisi notes. The gathered fans see Rollins and Carisi and start booing them. They shout “Free Tate and Liam” and throw trash and food at them.
Someone nails Carisi right in the chest with a red slushy, and he might as well just throw that white shirt away right now.
‘Law & Order: SVU’: What Fans are Saying About the Confrontational Scene
Law & Order: SVU fans were upset that someone had the nerve to throw a slushy at their favorite character. Even more so, fans were thrilled at Carisi’s reaction; even though he’s the one who got the slushy to the chest, his first instinct is to check to see if Rollins is okay. Cue the heart eyes.
“I found it so nice that Carisi was the one who got a drink thrown at him and is still only concerned about Rollins,” one fan wrote on Instagram. Another commented, “He checked on Rollins first even though the smoothie was thrown as [sic] him.” Both comments featured various heart emojis.
Yet another fan wrote that the episode made them realize how much they despise TikTok culture and social media. “This episode made me hate tiktok and its useless ‘influencers’ even more.”
More Law & Order: SVU fans praised the acting, writing, “[I] found it crazy that the judge didn’t say anything every time they smirked. Their lawyer was also arrogant, at the end of the day great acting.”
It does take a lot to play total sleazebags and have it come off as believable; the actors who played Tate and Liam are either like that in real life, or they’re fantastically skilled. I’m going to assume they’re just really good at their jobs.
“This episode was so good!” wrote one Law & Order: SVU fan, summing up everyone’s feelings succinctly. “40 minutes never went by so fast.”