“Law & Order: SVU” is getting real as it gears up for its return tonight, January 6. Episode 10, titled “Silent Night, Hateful Night,” follows the team as they investigate a string of hate crimes on Christmas Eve. Judging by the trailer posted on Mariska Hargitay’s Twitter, the crimes involve incredibly volatile bombs placed all over the city.
“One of these bombs goes off and our city is torn apart,” says Benson in the promo trailer. In another scene, Fin leads a team into a room wired with multiple bombs.
“Back up, really slow,” he tells the officers with him. The small room is full of homemade bombs. It also seems that Lieutenant Declan Murphy is joining the investigation as well, showing a map of the city labeled where the attacks happened.
Elsewhere, on “Law & Order: Organized Crime” – which also airs tonight – there’s a prison break; 5 inmates escape, and the FBI brings in a specialist. That specialist? Richard Wheatley, for some reason. Stabler, understandably, doesn’t look happy about it.
“He’s making a fool out of all of us,” Stabler claims. Which, knowing Wheatley, is probably true. He claims he doesn’t hold grudges, unlike Stabler, but I doubt that. He looks like he’d hold a grudge to the grave.
It’s been almost a full month since we’ve had a “Law & Order: SVU” or “Organized Crime” episode, so fans are overdue. The last episode focused on Richard Wheatley’s trial for Kathy Stabler’s murder, which ended in a deadlocked jury and a mistrial. Now he’s an FBI asset? Something weird is going on, and you can count on Stabler to find out what it is.
‘Law & Order: SVU’: How Do the Detectives Spend Christmas?
Crime never stops, not even for the holidays. Everyone’s favorite detectives return for a Christmas episode a little while after Christmas, but we forgive them.
On January 3, “Law & Order: SVU” showrunner Warren Leight posed the question on Twitter, “How do our detectives spend Christmas?” He followed it up with a succinct, “On the street. Trying to save their city.” The tweet was accompanied by a screengrab from the new episode, featuring Rollins plus Jason Biggs as Detective Andy Parlato-Goldstein.
There are two exciting guest stars on the new episode, one being Jason Biggs. The other is Donal Logue as Lieutenant Declan Murphy, who just so happens to be the father of Rollins’ first child. We’ll have to see how that plays out now that Rollins is officially with Carisi.
The detectives are hard at work, even over Christmas. I’m sure, in real life, police officers get some time off for the holidays. We can just pretend there was no crime in New York City the month that “Law & Order: SVU” was on its winter hiatus.