While everything biker-related is being investigated, the lab comes back with some strange results pertaining to the DNA match. Some deep research indicates that it could have been fabricated. Oh yes, this is a big discovery. And it's interesting how the line penned by Dan Frumkin in the New York Times article, "Any biology undergraduate could perform this," was almost the exact same line echoed by the technician that gave Benson's framer some well-constructed deoxyribonucleic acid. With all the "dirty cop, frame-up" discussion, it's an ominous note on which they end the show: DNA evidence from here on out could no longer be credible.
Or can it? In the show, they determined after extensive testing that it wasn't really her blood. So what the hell's the problem?
How technology helps good and evil is a pendulum. Much like the ongoing battle between casinos and blackjack gamblers, the tennis match of using new gizmos to "get away" and "put away" will probably always be scored a deuce. Pretty soon those "minority reports" you hear about could be planted to frame someone. Oh ... you say they were? See, now I spoiled yet another drama for you.
Twist Factor — I've ranked others lower, but a 4 of 10 seems appropriate, based on the sudden ending that had nothing to do with the plot. This episode got me to think about the concoction of phony DNA evidence, rather than Benson's frame-up. That was slightly a surprise, even if her innocence wasn't.
The Verdict — We the people find this episode, "Perverted," guilty of predictability because of the irrefutable evidence that ties Benson to the show. Not even Dick Wolf could find a science lab that could fictionalize that fact. We believe the journey that led to finding Benson's framer was at least enjoyable. We also ask that you remind us not to eat using any public silverware ever again, even if that's what Green Week wants us to do.
Law & Order: SVU broadcasts at 9 p.m. ET Wednesdays on NBC.