Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Law & Order: SVU‘s “Wildfire”
Tread Perilously once again opens the case files of the Special Review Unit with an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit known as “Wildlife.”
SVU detectives are called to the scene of a murder victim who was apparently mauled and licked by the perp — an exotic tiger. The trail leads to a night club called “Supple,” a Z-list rapper named Gots Money, and, oddly enough, an international animal smuggling ring. Detective Elliot Stabler allies with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to go undercover in that dangerous world and uncover who let loose the tiger upon the initial victim. But will his actions endanger an even more wide-ranging investigation?
Executive ADA Louis Allred joins the SRU squad to make Rudy Giuliani and the Charmin Bears added guest stars. He, Erik, and Justin attempt to determine the first 33 rules of the internet. Erik warns against Scarface posters. The quality of Gots Money’s flow gets criticized. Justin asks one of the most important philosophical questions of the day: “Why would Kanye lie?” Erik explains why Creed is a film apart from the rest of the Rocky film series. Justin recommends the CHUD theaters of New York and presumes “tiger” is a code word for a very specific sort of sexual partner. Also, Justin discovers he can do a good Jimmy Stewart impression.