20 Law & Order: SVU Episodes That Were Ripped From The Headlines
“GAME,” SEASON 6, EPISODE 14
In this episode, a young couple assaults and batters a woman to her death, and then later murders one of their friends. Things only get weirder when Elliot Stabler’s son realizes the entire crime spree is based directly off of a (fictional) video game. The couple’s lawyer then argues that the game had such a strong impact on their perceptions of reality, that they were not responsible for their actions. Believe it or not, this episode was based on a real-life lawsuit against the creators of Grand Theft Auto, when a 16-year-old boy stole a car and shot a police officer. In this case, real-life was even wilder than the episode.