Autumn is in full glorious force, especially at the home of Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay.
Hargitay, aka Olivia Benson, posted a beautiful photo of some of her home’s decor. She called the snap “Dahlia Saturday.” And the photo showed an arrangement of dahlias, with all the flowers in varying shades of pinks. Plus, there were so many gourds. There were three next to the dahlia vase and an entire windowsill full of them. Hello, fall,
There’s a major moment coming next Thursday for Law & Order: SVU. It’ll be the series 500th episode. To prep for that moment, this week’s SVU showed us a glimpse of the terrifying underbelly of the social media world. Two Tik Tok stars raped another famous social media content producer. She posted a video on Tik Tok accusing the two stars, then almost immediately took it down.
The jury found the two smarmy guys not guilty. But this is Law & Order: SVU. There’s always a twist. It turns out that the two stars offered Tik Tok fame to the foreman and another jury member before they rendered a verdict. The two men were sentenced to years in prison for jury tampering.
Mark Your Calendars: ‘Law & Order: SVU; Will Celebrate Its 500th Episode Next Thursday
Law & Order: SVU will bring back several former members of the cast for the 500th episode. The synopsis from NBC suggests one right off the bat: “Amaro asks the SVU for help in clearing a convicted man’s name and brings a figure from Benson’s past back into her life.”
Amara is Nick Armaro, who is portrayed by Danny Pino. He joined the SVU cast in season 13. Law & Order: SVU was trying to replace Christopher Meloni’s Elliot Stabler. Meloni left the show over a contract dispute.
So Amaro worked with Benson and Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish). He was on the show for 94 episodes. His last episode was Surrendering Noah in May 2015. When Pino left the show, writers explained that Amaro moved to California to be closer to his kids.
The figure from Benson’s past will be played by Aidan Quinn, who will portray Burton Lowe. The show said that Lowe is involved in one of the cases Benson is working. Given what’s going on between Benson and Stabler, could this be a potential love triangle?
On the trailer, Meloni is shown in a flashback. But how can it be a Law & Order: SVU celebration without Stabler? Plus, Peter Hermann, Hargitay’s real-life husband, is reprising his role as a defense attorney. The couple met on set and were married in August, 2004. They now have three kids.
In addition, Dann Florek is returning as Donald Cragen. Stay tuned for this key, sentimental episode.