‘Law & Order: SVU’ Highlights Bond of Trust Between Stabler and Benson

by Anna Dunn
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A new Law & Order: SVU clip highlights the trust between Benson and Stabler, even in the face of doubt. The clip, from the most recent SVU episode, shows Rollins and Benson debating about Stabler’s true motivations after a case involving the SVU, Organized Crime Unit, and FBI goes south.

The episode finds Carisi preparing to go to the grand jury with a very solid case against serial rapist Gabe Navarro. Navarro would assault women at his nightclub. The issue is, Navarro has some close ties to people the FBI and the Organized Crime unit have been searching for, which gets all departments involved and puts the SVU’s desire to prosecute Navarro on the line.

Stabler winds up shooting Navarro during a raid, and while he told Benson he just acted on instinct, the officers with the SVU are furious when they learn that Navarro was taken away by Marshals and put into witness protection.

“We know, even if Navarro goes into witness protection, he’s not gonna stop assaulting women. Bell, Stabler, they don’t care about that!” Rollins says.

“He told me to trust him. And I know him better than anyone,” Olivia insists. But Rollins worries that Benson’s history working closely with Stabler may be clouding her judgment here.

“You used to,” she says.

The next episode of SVU should be intense as more continues to unfold. But there’s also a very special episode coming up very soon that fans should make sure to mark their calendars for.

‘Law & Order: SVU’ about to hit its 500th Episode

Law & Order: SVU is about to air its landmark 500th episode. It’ll feature a bunch of guest stars, including Hargitay’s real-life husband Peter Hermann, who will play Trevor Langan. The show will also introduce a new person from Benson’s past in that episode.

Hargitay and her husband actually met on set. He’s one of the many guest stars joining in on the fun. Aidan Quinn is joining the show as Burton Lowe. You may recognize him as a different character in a 2007 episode of the series. He played Ben Nicholson, the father of a mentally disabled girl who is the only witness to a crime.

The episode will air on October 21st. Most shows don’t even get to celebrate their 100th episode. So celebrating 500 total episodes is truly incredible for the team at Law & Order: SVU. SVU has been on air since 1999, making it a record-breaking scripted drama in terms of length.

If you want to catch regular episodes of Law & Order: SVU, you can tune in to NBC on Thursday nights at 9/8 Central. You can also stick around for a new episode of Law & Order: Organized crime right after which is currently following stabler as he goes undercover.

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