‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Shares Preview Looking Forward To New Episode

by Suzanne Halliburton

Mariska Hargitay was hyping Thursday’s Law & Order: SVU, a very special episode. After all, it’s a delayed celebration of Christmas, what could go wrong?

And how do the detectives with Law & Order: SVU deal with the holidays? They investigate a series of hate crimes on Christmas Eve. The episode welcomes back a character and introduces another one. It’s called Silent Night, Hateful Night.

Hargitay shared a video clip on Twitter. And the video hit on some major highlights for tomorrow’s new Law & Order: SVU.

First, we see Hargitay as Olivia Benson, “One of these bombs goes up and our city is torn apart,” she says.

Then the video cuts to a familiar face — Donal Logue’s Declan Murphy. “All these people attacked because of what they looked like,” Murphy says. “Not in New York City.”

And the video touches on Fin (Ice-T) who looks to have found an undetonated bomb. “Back up really slow,” Fin says.

And there’s more in Hargitay’s video than just some scenes promoting Law & Order: SVU. As you can see, it’s also hyping Law & Order: Organized Crime.

We hear the narrator say that five innates escaped the night before, that the FBI is bringing in their own folks, who specialize in tracking.

And then we see more familiar faces with some delightfully devious dialogue. There’s Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler having one of his stare downs with a bad guy.

“You’re making a fool out of all of us,” Stabler says. Who is he talking to — why it’s Dylan McDermott’s Richard Wheatley. “Unlike you, I don’t hold grudges,” Wheatley tells Stabler. Ouch. But we’re going to give Wheatley a pants-on-fire rating. He’s all about his grudges against Stabler.

Now, back to Law & Order: SVU and it’s highly anticipated Thursday episode. Logue’s Murphy was a recurring character on the show in 2014-15. Producers wanted to promote him to full-time cast, but Logue already had accepted a role on Gotham.

His character worked mostly undercover and he was focusing on sex trafficking cases. He also had a romance with Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish). Murphy is the father of Rollins’ oldest child. He was investigating a case in Serbia when he learned the news.

Logue said this week that there will be an emotional reunion between his character and Rollins.

“I won’t give anything away,” Logue told TV Insider. “But I don’t think there is a parent or child that doesn’t mourn loss or absence.”

On his first turn on Law & Order: SVU, Murphy was an NYPD detective. He also took over SVU command from Benson when William Lewis escaped from prison.

He returns Thursday, but this time he’s heading up the city’s Hate Crimes Division. One of his detectives is played by Jason Biggs.

Now, you have so many reasons to watch Law & Order: SVU, followed by Organized Crime. Happy viewing!