Law & Order: SVU
Thursday, Ten, 9pm
Law & Order is known for keeping its fingers on the pulse of hot issues – or as some see it, using stories on the news as fodder for their show. Tonight’s episode was apparently inspired by Bruce Jenner’s transformation into a woman, but it might be hard to draw a straight comparison with this depressing story of teenage boy Avery longing to be a woman and the thoughtless actions of another youth, who preys on the “dude in a dress” for his own gratification. There is no glamour here, only shocked and sad faces, as detectives Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) and Sonny (Peter Scanavino) head to court.