Today we celebrate Rafael Barba and since he’s the character I’ve drawn most, I decided to post my latest collection. As you can see there are not only Barba’s in it, but also some “Raúl’s”. That’s because I made 4 of these collages for a big tweet and had to squeeze the Raúl’s in the SVU part. 😄
The 4th part contains all my drawings of his non-Barba roles and if you’re interested in it, I can post that later.
It’s always nice to see Fin and Sonny working together. Even when they’re not exchanging actual words. And I also enjoy the Liv/Amanda dynamic, but again they didn’t really interact much in this episode, they were just standing next to each other while talking to other people. In other words, typical S18.
Daddy Dodds Thoughts
Peter Gallagher’s hair is amazing. Almost as amazing as he is. I swear, in this entire season so far, Dodds Sr. is the only character that felt consistent, and I feel that’s because of Peter Gallagher’s talent. And also because he’s only appeared a handful of times, so the terrible writing hasn’t worn him down to the point of phoning in every performance :D
Which brings me to: (👀)
This episode made me realize that I miss having someone on the show who’s in a position of power over Liv. I feel she’s at her best when she has to defy the odds, when she’s the underdog, when she’s being stonewalled and she needs to figure out a way to prevail. When everybody just does everything she wants, there’s no conflict, and she comes off as not just right but self-righteous.
Also, that scene of Dodds apologizing? That was Mariska’s best acting all season. End of story.
worst acting? Or, rather, Liv’s worst acting? When she tried to act
like she misses Mike too, and she still thinks she’s going to see him
sitting at his desk every morning. Sis, who are you trying to fool? You were probably
like “Mike who?” when his dad mentioned him.
Did Barba get a haircut literally while he was watching those depositions? Cool.
Seriously though, I appreciated that scene of watching all those victims talking about their harrowing experiences. It was a nice taste of how hard his job must be. That’s a part of his job we don’t normally see, and I feel it really informed the audience about his daily routine. That’s what Barba has to do. For hours at a time. That can’t be easy. I liked that we got to see it.
Remember when Sonny used to have a personality?
Did Liv actually storm out of a victim’s home because the poor woman wasn’t ready to press charges? Um.
Did they actually put poor Peter Gallagher in a courtroom scene, just to look on sternly and hotly? I’m sure he has better things to do with his time.
Benson’s leather jacket slayed me.
Very good acting from all the guest stars. But the case was as forgettable as it was repetitive.
There were 2 (count them 2!!!) whole sentences about Barba’s suspension! Like, over a dozen words! Continuity, thy name is SVU.
So I jumped on here before I had a chance to watch Newsroom. And I wish there had been more. I’m with you all on that. And then I see a post about how Amanda and Olivia should have more a friendship because of how they have so much in common. And I’m a Kelli Giddish fan going back to All My Children. So I’ve decided she’s the take no prisoners, take no bullshit friend every woman needs in her life. And she’s done with their bullshit.
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“He is so guarded, and he has his intelligence as such an armor. He’s really good at putting people down and not letting things get to him. It’s really interesting to see how he’s letting things in more.” - Raúl Esparza