I was watching SVU (“Starved”) with my F-i-L and noticed an eerie parallel between the episode and my Arlene Dahl-inspired Dinner Challenge:
Dean Cain plays Dr. Jergens, a control freak who rapes women who don’t like what he orders for them. Mariska goes undercover at a speed dating event to try and catch him, and he orders her a dirty martini, which sounds disgusting and she says no (NO MEANS NO, SUPERMAN!) so he tries to follow her and the Stabler and Ice-T spout some cliches and haul him away and I assume he goes to jail although I didn’t finish the episode. Maybe he kills himself and Ice-T shakes his head. Maybe he gets away and Mariska makes that open-mouth fish face she makes when she realizes that Dick Wolf’s name is about to come up and she hasn’t finished her case.
Moral of the story–if you don’t like what your date orders for you, just be careful he’s not Dean Cain. Go ahead and mace him, just in case.