We know Abigail Hawk now as Abigail Baker on “Blue Bloods,” the tough, loyal aid to the commissioner. But, before she fielded his calls and penciled in his meetings, she had two roles on “Law & Order: SVU.”
Hawk started with a guest role as a paramedic in the episode “Informed” from season 8. In the episode, a woman named Hailey goes to the emergency room with obvious signs of sexual assault; Benson tries to get her to do a rape kit, but Hailey only asks for the morning after pill and then leaves. Benson tracks her down, almost pestering her to preserve the evidence so they can find who assaulted her. She even goes so far as to steal Hailey’s underwear and send it to be analyzed.
It’s when Hailey goes missing and Benson meets FBI agent Dana Lewis that she discovers Hailey was working as an FBI informant. Also, Lewis is involved in a sting operation to arrest a group of eco-terrorists. Benson goes undercover, posing as an environmental radical, in order to prevent a terrorist bombing.
Hawk also had a role in the episode “The Undiscovered Country” from “Law & Order: SVU” season 19. She played Maggie Householder, and someone steals her baby. Meanwhile, the SVU gets embroiled in a right-to-die case. The DA’s office puts itself in jeopardy when Barba gets overly involved. Barba eventually resigns in this episode, bringing in Peter Stone as ADA.
Abigail Hawk plays a distraught mother who wants to end the suffering of her baby, who has Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome. This means he has no brain function, and never will. The baby’s father, Aaron, disagrees with his wife and kidnaps his own child. Eventually, it’s Barba who turns off the baby’s life support, ending in a class A felony case against him.
Benson Deals With a Crime Scene the Likes of Which She’s Never Seen on ‘Law & Order: SVU’
“Law & Order: SVU” and “Organized Crime” are back on Thursday with two new episodes, and they promise to be edge-of-your-seat thrilling.
First, Benson deals with a shocking crime scene. “I’ve been doing this for over 20 years,” Benson says in the promo. “I’ve never seen anything like this.” That should prove interesting; Benson gets emotionally invested in her cases, sure, but not much really shocks her; she’s seen it all, until now.
Over on “Organized Crime,” it seems like Stabler is wrapping up his Albanian crime syndicate case. That means he can leave Eddie Wagner behind and become Elliot Stabler again. He can finally “come home,” as Benson urged him a few episodes ago. “We’re almost where we need to be to bring them down,” Stabler says, speaking of John Kosta and the syndicate. Here’s hoping his undercover identity isn’t blown before he gets the chance to do that.