Warning: Spoilers Ahead
15 year-old Avery Parker (guest star Christopher Dylan White) walks home from school through Fort Tryon Park when she’s surrounded by a group of rowdy boys. Taunts and jokes intensify to pushing and shoving, leaving Avery in the hospital and three assailants under arrest. When the DA’s office decides to try one of the culprits, 15 year-old Darius McCrae (guest star Dante Brown), as an adult, the SVU squad agonizes over whether the punishment fits the crime, and must deal with the pain of both families involved.
After having screened the episode, I can tell you that it’s one that’s very difficult to watch. Transgender people are in the news more than ever, and with more and more violent attacks against this protected class every day, lawmakers and politicians are often over-zealous to make an example of the perpetrator. This is, unfortunately, what happens in this case, but in the end, is this perceived “justice” really worth destroying not just 1, but 2, families?
Episode 17.03 of Law & Order: SVU is titled “Transgender Bridge” and airs Wednesday at 9/8c on NBC.
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