20 Law & Order: SVU Episodes That Were Ripped From The Headlines
“WANDERLUST,” SEASON 1, EPISODE 5
The “Wanderlust” episode of SVU is a classic one. What starts as a murder investigation leads to a web of scandal and family secrets. When a journalist is found dead with a pair of women’s underwear shoved in his mouth, his landlady is the first suspect — since he’s a relatively solitary man. It turns out, the teenage daughter, Virginia, is having an affair with him, and kills him when he backs out of his promise to take her away from her boring life. Sounds familiar? It’s a whole lot like Lolita, in which a man marries his landlady only to have an affair with her daughter. Sur, Lolita is fictional… but weird, right?