With Pinocchio transforming into a little boy on Once Upon a Time, Eion Bailey will have to toil now. But one did not expect him to turn up as guest star in Law and Order: SVU in the episode Traumatic Wound. Though his acting abilities cannot be sound fault with nor are his looks, he certainly deserves to be exposed in a better way. He had done a good job so far in the show at present.
The friend of the rape victim being involved in the attack was an already expected turn and it was unfortunate that the British girl did not foresee it. But she was deliberately set up and the culprits deserved to be punished for their act. Sadly such crimes do not get the justice that is needed, even if there is photographic and video evidence. A conviction is rare and the culprits never confess or plead guilty of the crime they had committed.
SVU has resorted to picking up some real life crime cases and giving the cases the right end that they should have had originally. The franchise had something related to this angle in its story line, but this has started to show trouble now. Instead of dealing with socially conscious issues and gross injustice acts that are becoming normal in the legal department and the law enforcement division, the probable good endings are being aired. It is more on the lines of vigilante justice, which may give a feel good emotion but when seen practically it is not a powerful effort that would bring about the needed change.
Instead it would be good, if the culprits are taught a lesson in the court. The story behind the creation of such delinquent kids could have dealt well with. And it should also have dealt with the state the society is in, given the fact that it had just looked on when a girl had been gang raped amidst a crowd full of people. And not to mention the debased morality of men, who think that women exposing themselves meant that the men can react violently.
The show could have dealt with many other relevant social issues that normally do not receive much publicity. But instead the show chose to focus on the usual good beats bad theme, which was not something that was expected of the show.