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25 Faces All "Law & Order: SVU" Fans Will Immediately Recognize

"I'll only watch one episode before bed," said no one ever.

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1. When you binge watch an entire season in one sitting.

CALL A BUS!
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CALL A BUS!

2. When your friends tell you the show's gone downhill since Stabler left.

I'm sorry, have you MET Barba? Amaro? Rollins?
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I'm sorry, have you MET Barba? Amaro? Rollins?

3. When you honestly can't believe some of the things said on the show.

Exhibit A: "But I'm not the one who stabbed the captain with a pickle!" — Detective (now Sergeant) Olivia Benson.
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Exhibit A: "But I'm not the one who stabbed the captain with a pickle!" — Detective (now Sergeant) Olivia Benson.

4. When you realize you've inadvertently entered the SVU vortex, and CAN'T. STOP. WATCHING.

I only meant to watch an episode, and now it's 3 in the morning.
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I only meant to watch an episode, and now it's 3 in the morning.

5. When you see a suspect crying, and you know they're totally faking it.

6. When your law school friend starts explaining law terminology to you.

LOL, I already know all of this. I. WATCH. SVU.
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LOL, I already know all of this. I. WATCH. SVU.

7. When you figure out who committed the crime before the detectives do.

8. And when you think you know who the killer is, but you're dead wrong.

9. When you invest your whole being into an episode and they DON'T catch the killer or rapist at the end.

Or worse, you never find out what the jury's verdict is. Still pissed about Season 6, Episode 8.
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Or worse, you never find out what the jury's verdict is. Still pissed about Season 6, Episode 8.

10. When there's a new episode of SVU on that night, but you already know you won't get home in time to watch it live.

Welp, gonna have to stay off Twitter for the next day or so.
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Welp, gonna have to stay off Twitter for the next day or so.

11. When you can't get over how amazing last week's episode was, and your friends just wish you'd stop.

12. When any of the ADAs are on a roll during cross examination, and you know they're gonna nail the defendant to the wall.

13. When a random plot twist is tossed into the mix, and you have no idea how they're gonna tie everything together now.

Wait, wait, wait. The grandmother has Münchausen syndrome by proxy, and is now being investigated? I thought this was an episode about an evil billionaire toy store owner? WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?!
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Wait, wait, wait. The grandmother has Münchausen syndrome by proxy, and is now being investigated? I thought this was an episode about an evil billionaire toy store owner? WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?!

14. When you watch a rerun and notice a now-famous celebrity is a guest star.

Looking at you, Bradley Cooper.
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Looking at you, Bradley Cooper.

15. Or when a guest star plays different characters in non-sequential seasons, and didn't think we'd notice.

Looking at you, Hayden Panettiere.
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Looking at you, Hayden Panettiere.

16. When someone calls you and wants to talk while SVU is on.

17. When your friend hasn't seen the newest episode, and you're doing everything in your power not to spoil it.

18. When you watch Stabler (or Amaro) make one bad choice after another, and you just want them to STOP.

19. When someone tries to tell you ADA Novak is way better than ADA Cabot.

How DARE you.
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How DARE you.

20. When you watch reruns and see the forensic tech Ryan O'Halloran alive.

Dammit, Stuckey. Six seasons later, and we still haven't forgiven you for killing him.
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Dammit, Stuckey. Six seasons later, and we still haven't forgiven you for killing him.

21. When Season 14 ended with that crazy cliffhanger, and you seriously feared for Benson's life.

"NBC, you mean I have to wait ALL SUMMER before I find out what happens to her?! You're joking, right?" — You, on May 22, 2013.
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"NBC, you mean I have to wait ALL SUMMER before I find out what happens to her?! You're joking, right?" — You, on May 22, 2013.

22. And when the nightmare with Benson and William Lewis was finally over, and you simply passed out from mental exhaustion.

23. When you overhear someone talking shit about SVU.

Excuse me? What did you say about THE GREATEST SHOW EVER?!
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Excuse me? What did you say about THE GREATEST SHOW EVER?!

24. And, when you thought Benson and Stabler were finally gonna do it...

25. ...only to find out they didn't.

UGH.
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UGH.

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