Tonight on NBC Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf’s crime drama, Law & Order: SVU continues with an all new Wednesday October 22, season 16 episode 5 called, “Pornstar’s Requiem.” On tonight’s episode, a college student becomes a pornography star, and then she is sexually assaulted by some classmates who confuse fantasy with reality. When the case goes to court, the victim lands in the hot seat as questioning gets underway.
On the last episode, New York City bike messenger Holden March (guest star John Karna) created a video diary of his troubles with women. Talk soon escalated to action, and the SVU scrambled to find his manifesto before he committed another violent act. When Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Amaro (Danny Pino) came face to face with Holden, they found out just how dangerous a desperate man can be. Meanwhile, as Benson (Mariska Hargitay) balanced the responsibilities of motherhood and career, the new Deputy Chief of SVU (guest star Peter Gallagher) called her leadership into question. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola). Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode Evie Barnes (guest star Hannah Marks) answers a modeling ad hoping to make some cash for tuition, but the job quickly spirals into online pornography. When her classmates discover her double life, they cross the boundary between fiction and reality. Even though she’s not the one on trial, Evie is forced to prove her innocence in court. Starring Mariska Hargitay (Sgt. Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins) and Rael Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi), Peter Gallagher (Deputy Chief William Dodds), Delaney Williams (Counselor John Buchanan), Casey Brown (Matt Cooper), Max Ehrich (Daniel Pryor), Harry Zittel (Justin Adams) and Richard T. Jones (Judge Oscar Briggs).
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Tonight’s episode of Law & Order SVU kicks off with a girl named Evie doing an on-camera interview for a porno company. She confesses that she needs money for school, and she just turned 18 today. The creepy guy behind the camera offers her $3000 for school to have sex with him, and she agrees. Later, two guys from her economics class see the video on the internet and decide to invite her to their party that night. They trick her to going in to a room alone with them and try to get her to have sex with them.
Justin Adams, Evie’s RA at her dorm calls Rollins and Tutuola arrive at the college campus. Justin reveals that he got up early for a run and found Evie messed up and beaten laying in the lounge on their floor. Evie confesses that a guy named Daniel knocked on her door and invited her to a party, and he never even looked at her before . Evie confesses that she needed money to go to school so she did a porn video, and that Daniel and his friends seen it and that is why they raped her.
Totuolo heads upstairs to talk to Daniel and his roommate. They insist that they didn’t rape her, and Evie wanted to “do them both.” They bragged that she did everything with them that she did with two guys on the porno she saw.
Rollins reports to Olivia that Evie thinks Daniel and Matthew taped themselves raping her. Olivia orders her to go get the tapes, but after she leaves Daniel’s lawyer shows up. He gives Olivia a flashdrive of all the videos Evie has made, apparently she is a porn star and lied – it wasn’t just one movie. And, he hands over another flashdrive of Daniel and Matthew having sex with Evie, and he says it was definitely not rape.
Olivia and her team sits down and analyzes all of Evie’s tapes, they realize that all of her pornos are rape scenarios and violent sex acts. On Daniel and Matthew’s tape they made Evie fights them just like she did on the pornos.
Rollins pays Evie a visit and wants to know why she lied. Evie confesses that she had no idea they would find her other videos, she used a different name and they were protected by a paywall. She insists that Daniel and Matt raped her, she didn’t give them consent to be filmed or agree to it.
Rollins and Totuolo bring Matt in for questioning, they convince him that Daniel is selling him out. He fires his lawyer because he thinks he got Daniel the better deal. Matt cries that he is sorry and he didn’t know it was rape until it was over, because she looked the same in her porn videos. Matt says it was all Daniel’s idea to invite her to the party and have sex with her.
It’s time for Evie to head to trial, even though the odds of her winning are slim to none. Matt’s lawyer questions Evie on the stand about her rape fantasy pornos that are all over the internet. He argues that Daniel and Matt seen her cry and say “no” in her pornos, so they thought she was just acting when she yelled “no.”
Matt takes the stand and apologizes for raping Evie, and says that it was all Daniel’s idea. The defense confuses Matt and gets him to say out loud that he couldn’t tell at the time that he was raping Evie. Daniel takes the stand and says that Matt told him Evie wanted to have a threesome and he couldn’t tell he was raping her because she acted the same way she did in her pornos.
The jury comes to a verdict, and says that Matt and Daniel are both guilty of rape.
Evie leaves the court room and then is served with papers revealing she is being expelled from college for violating the code of conduct. Olivia pays President Roberts at Hudson college, and argues that she can’t expel Evie. The president reveals that Evie is causing an uproar and disruption on campus, and she even flashed her student ID in some of her pornos, and that behavior isn’t accepted.
Matt and his lawyer appeal the guilty charge and they all head back to court. The judge says he has no choice but to side with Matt and toss out the rape charge, he thinks that this entire scandal was just Evie’s way of jumpstarting her porn career and Matt and Daniel had no way of telling whether she was really saying “no” or just acting like in her movies. Olivia and her team are horrified by the way the judge is acting toward Evie.
Evie’s mom comes in to the police station frantic, Evie disappeared and her room is covered in graffiti, she left a creepy video on her laptop saying good-bye. Rollins and Totuolo track Evie down and find her on set of a porno with her producer. She pops a pill and tells Rollins she is just “doing what she does best.” Rollins tries to stop her, Evie walks off and starts stripping her clothes and says that “at least here when I say ‘no’, they listen.”