‘Law & Order: SVU’ Shares ‘Script Spoiler’ Ahead of Episode 4

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Looks like Benson may be dealing with a micromanaging chief on tonight’s episode of Law & Order: SVU. At least, that’s according to a script spoiler.

The SVU Writers Room gave fans a taste of tonight’s episode, called One More Tale of Two Victims. It’s the fourth episode of this historic Law & Order: SVU season.

The conversation is between Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Chief McGrath (Terry Serpico). The SVU writers room tweeted: “Don’t worry Benson, we all know who the real boss is…”

And, cue the dialogue:

Chief McGrath: Okay, you alright, captain?

Benson: “I’m just not used to going over every one of my cases with the SVU chief.”

McGrath “Acting chief … you’ve had a lot of autonomy. I get that. Once you and I get into a rhythm, I’ll loosen the reins. By the way, I appreciate your squad being so welcoming to Velasco.” (Velasco is Joe Velasco, who joined the cast this season).

And you can check out the Law & Order: SVU script below:

On Law & Order: SVU, Nobody Likes This Chief

The crew at Law & Order: SVU doesn’t much like chief Tommy McGrath. The chief helped push out Christian Garland in the season premiere. So now he’s in charge of Benson and the other detectives.

According to the synopsis from NBC, tonight’s episode will concern:

“The SVU searches for a serial rapist who preys on mothers with young children. Benson and Fin struggle under the tightened reins of Chief McGrath.”

Here’s an interesting tidbit. Serpico has played five different characters on Law & Order: SVU. He first appeared in 2000. And now he’s playing a very unpopular, pushy boss.

Law & Order: SVU fans are very vocal about their distaste for McGrath. And let’s go to Twitter for some comments.

“Yah, I don’t trust this McGrath. Just a strange hunch. Are maybe it’s just me.”

Another fan replied: “Not a fan of this guy. Benson knows her job,is excellent at it so leave her and the squad alone. McGrath can go shuffle papers somewhere or admire himself in a mirror.”

And there’s more: “McGrath is a snake. Mark my word.” Or, how about “I hate this guy.”

Tonight’s episode should be all about the crimes, rather than crossovers. The first episode of the evening was a throwback to last spring. That’s when Benson was investigating Henry, a young murderer who SVU arrested eight years ago. Benson said “He’s on a spree. And it started here.” The boy, now 18, murdered his family when he was released from a mental hospital.

Last week’s episode featured a crossover with Law & Order: Organized Crime. Christopher Meloni (Elliot Stabler) returned to his old show. One of the SVU suspects could provide testimony against a criminal gang Stabler was investigating.

Then after Law & Order: SVU, Hargitay’s Benson appeared in Organized Crime. Stabler is working undercover. He was roofied during dinner while he was with some Albanian mobsters. But he managed to make it to Benson’s apartment. He wanted to discuss a letter he’d written to her. You can check out the details here.