One of my favourite things about SVU is the amazing dialogue the charcters have. Here is a selection from season 1.
Narrator: In the criminal justice system sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of a elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
(Cragen chews out Olivia for not arresting a woman who then committed suicide.) Don Cragen: You just used your Get Out of Jail Free card, Olivia. There’s only one in the pack.
Olivia runs into the office searching wildly for Elliot with a look that could kill. Storming in she notices that the offices remains empty, as if everyone has done home for the night, but then she notices Elliot sitting at his desk sorting through paperwork concerning todays case.
"Elliot!" yells Olivia as she starts throwing papers off of his desk to get his attention. "How dare you try and take that bullet for me today?! You had no right risking your life for me. You have a wife and a family! You have to start thinking more clearly!"
Slowly, Elliot stands up reaching for Olivia, "Liv will...