Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:29
|Law and Order SVU Season 10 Episode 5 Recap and Review Retro|
A case involving a sick baby leads the team to a doctor that denies the existence of AIDS. Read the recap and review of NBC's Law and Order Special Victims Unit.
Elliot and Olivia are called to find the parents of an HIV infected infant that was turned in to the police. The baby was brought to the hospital and almost died from her illness. The baby was turned in by Marong, a cab driver who says that the mother left the baby in his car.
Elliot looks at the cab's video camera and finds that the last person in the vehicle before Marong turned in the baby was a man. Elliot asks Marong where is the footage of the mother and he says that he turned off the camera to take a fare without running the meter. Marong is brought to station to give a better description of the mother.
Olivia and Elliot discover that the baby belongs to a Joanne Suarez, a woman who is now in prison. They visit her to ask about the baby. Suarez tells the detectives that she lied to the government about the baby because she did not want them to take her away. They tell her that her baby and her have HIV. She is surprised at the news and asks them how they found out. They tell her that the baby was turned in by a cabbie. She says that she left her baby with her down stairs neighbor who said she would take care of her.
Olivia and Elliot go to the neighbor's house and find that the woman that was caring for Joanne's baby is Marong's wife. They bring them to the station for questioning.
The couple tells the police that they cared for the baby, but she got sicker and sicker. The wife says that she recognized the symptoms as the same as the ones that her sister had in Gambia. The Marongs say that AIDS medicines are poison. She says that the President of Gambia told the nation that people that are sick like her sister should be treated with a recipe containing bananas and other ingredients. They tell the detectives that they went on the internet and found a doctor who prescribes similar therapy.
Elliot and Olivia meet with Gideon Hutton, the doctor that was originally treating the baby. Hutton tells them that he gave the baby yogurt for her sickness. He says that she was showing symptoms of thrush and that the Marongs should have returned for the baby to receive anti-fungal medication. He tells them that he does not believe in HIV medicine.
Back at the station, Detective Munch loads up Hutton's website. The website states that the AIDS medicine will kill the patients. It also states that AIDS medicines are only there to profit the doctors and drug companies. The team believes that Hutton is an AIDS denier. The team becomes determined to put Hutton out of business.
ADA Kim Greyleck knows that the doctor's medical records are protected and decides to use the media to take Hutton down. She calls a press conference and informs the public that the authorities have set up a confidential tip line set up to receive any reports of people that are being treated by Hutton and want help.
Later, Hutton arrives at the station with his attorney. He tells the staff that the press conference is full of libel. The lawyer tells the police that she wants a public apology or there will be a lawsuit.
Munch tells the rest of the team that the tip line received a call about a girl, named Lisa Ross, who was not given treatment for AIDS. Elliot and Olivia decide to visit the Ross residence. They knock on the door and ask a boy who answers the door if they can speak to Lisa. The boy tells them that Lisa is dead.
Last Week on TV
April 19 - 25 2009 - The ladies reminisce over a lost friend in ABC's Desperate Housewives. Two competitors are eliminated during American Idol's Disco Week. One of the...READ MORE