‘Law & Order: SVU’: Rollins and Amaro Have Plenty of Catching up To Do in Deleted Scene From Episode 500

by Joe Rutland

Old friends Amanda Rollins and Nick Amaro need some time to catch up and it’s shown in this deleted scene from “Law & Order: SVU.”

Thursday night’s episode is special for a few reasons. First, it is the NBC crime drama’s 500th episode. Second, Amaro actor Danny Pino is returning for the first time since leaving the show. Third, Dann Florek is appearing as Donald Cragen. Other former cast members also will appear, too.

It’s bound to be one whale of a show at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central.

On Thursday, the Twitter account for “Law & Order” sent out this deleted scene showing Rollins, played by Kelli Giddish, and Amaro chatting. Take a look, Outsiders.

Aw, isn’t that sweet! Yes, the scene above did not make the final cut but, thankfully, creator Dick Wolf and his team shared it with the world.

As we said, this “Law & Order: SVU” episode is truly special. Mariska Hargitay plays Captain Olivia Benson while Ice-T plays Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola. Those two actors have the longest-running streaks for being involved with this show. Hargitay has been a part of all 23 seasons; Ice-T is at 22 seasons.

Yes, we know Chris Meloni was on the show, too. Remember, though, that he left after 12 seasons. He’s now chasing bad guys over on “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

Has ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Pino Had Any Talks About Appearing Past 500th Episode?

A lot of “Law & Order: SVU” fans definitely will be happy to see Pino play Amaro on Thursday night’s special episode.

Has he chatted with many people about appearing in other episodes down the road?

Pino said in an interview with TV Line, “We have not had real conversations about it… I think that that is something that is probably better answered by [showrunner] Warren Leight.”

So, Pino also said in the interview that the feeling of being around the show hadn’t changed much.

“It’s amazing how much felt the same,” the “Sons of Anarchy” spin-off “Mayans M.C.” actor. “It’s saying a lot to walk onto a set that has been working at such a high level for so long and to feel that same enthusiasm and commitment to the storytelling.”

Whom did he give credit to for maintaining that high level? None other than Hargitay.

“That all really flows from Mariska,” Pino said, “who is so incredibly connected and energized and committed to telling these stories still.”

Outsiders, make sure to get in front of your TV sets or set the DVR as this is setting up to be a big-time TV moment. “Law & Order: SVU” is one of those rare shows to last 500 episodes on a network these days.