Did you catch the latest episode of the New York set police drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”? Televised on Thursday, 3 May 2019, the Alex Chapple directed SVU episode “Diss” packs a powerful dramatic punch.
Brief Episode Synopsis
After a pop star is assaulted in her home, the SVU team investigates the public social media feud between her husband, Justin “Snake Eye” Anderson (Orlando Jones), and a competing recording artist, P.T. Banks (Snoop Dogg). Meanwhile, Fin’s family ties to a suspect cause issues for the detective sergeant.
SPOILERS ALERT: If you have yet to watch this episode, please feel free to stop reading at this point in the article. Continue reading after you watch the episode.
A neighbour saw Dallas and Justin arguing. It is only when Detective Sergeant Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T) and Dominick Carisi Jr.( Peter Scanavino) pick Snake Eye up from his concert that Carisi learns there is a personal connection between the detective sergeant and the rapper.
“How could you arrest my baby without so much as a phone call?” Jo Anderson (L. Scott Caldwell) asks Fin. “And him as good as family to you? Where’s your loyalty?”
Fin’s Personal History
This is an episode narrative too close to home for Fin. Nothing stays buried forever, as we learn in Thursday’s episode of Law & Order: SVU, which is certainly true for the detective sergeant.
Fin’s past catches up with him as the team investigate the husband, Justin, of pop star Dallas Monroe (Amber Stevens West). Back-in-the-day, Fin had close personal ties with Justin. The now detective sergeant lived with Snake Eye following a traumatic event in his life. Even though their mothers were the best of friends, Fin and Justin had not seen each other since they were teenagers.
“When I left Dallas, she was fine,” Justin said. But commenting about whoever did this “is about to die” does not help matters. Despite this point, Justin vents his frustrations in a dedicated rage room facility. There is a video of Justin shouting at an imaginary Dallas. He smashes everything in the room. Justin insists it was a way for him to manage his anger.
Rage Rooms. Is this a thing?
Did you know rage rooms / anger rooms were a thing? It is not something that were created for this SVU episode. Coincidentally, not that this influenced the pop star’s name, there is a rage room in Dallas, TX. The Anger Room, with common objects furnishing the facility, is a place where individuals go to let off steam. In “Diss,” Jones’ character is making full use of a similar New York facility.
Is there a trailer?
With season finale hitting television screens a few weeks from now, SVU fans need not worry about the series coming to an end. NBC has picked up the Dick Wolf created police procedural series for a twenty-first season.