New York City bike messenger Holden March creates a video diary of his troubles with women. Talk soon escalates to action, and the SVU scrambles to find his manifesto before he commits another violent act. When Rollins and Amaro come face to face with Holden, they find out just how dangerous a desperate man can be. Meanwhile, as Benson balances the responsibilities of motherhood and career, the new Deputy Chief of SVU calls her leadership into question. Written by
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This episode is based on the 2014 Isla Vista killings. Holden March is based on the perpetrator Elliot Rodger, who sent an email titled "My Twisted World" to acquaintances and family before going on the shooting. The document quickly became known as his "manifesto". Rodger's had issues feeling he had been rejected by women, despite hardly interacting with them. He also uploaded a video to YouTube (later taken down) before the incident called "Elliot Rodger's Revenge", where he talked of the upcoming attack, and his motives behind it: his desire for revenge against women and sexually active men he perceived to be living a better life than his. See more
All of you beautiful, blonde, unobtainable girls, I forgive you. If it were not for you, I would not be here on the edge of greatness. I could have spent my whole life in the shadows, but I choose instead to fight back, to make sure people remember me, because I know one thing: it is better to die in infamy than to live a life of obscurity.