By Chloee Toro ’18
“In the criminal justice system, sexual based offensies are considered especially heinous” is only the start of the narration all Law & Order: SVU fans can finish ending with a “dun dun.” I’m sure you could imagine my excitement at the beginning of this narration. The show had my heart on edge and in shambles due to the situation the team was thrown into in this season.
Back for the 19th season is our inspirational female role model lieutenant Benson with her detectives Fin, the comedic, Rollins, the determined, Carisi, the hot-head, and assistant district attorney Barba, the aggressive one, as they all get ready to hunt down the sexual predators of New York City and put them away for good.
I came across information that definitely will spark fan’s attention. “I told Mariska [Actress who plays as Benson] when we started the season that she’s a broken woman and I’m going to break her more,” Chernuchin told EW. I mean, come on, how much more can she go through before she finally snaps? Well, Chernuchin wants to see that for himself as much as we all do.
Let’s dive right in. The first episode kicked off with Benson and her son Noah. Noah seems to have grown into a nanny’s boy more than a mommy’s boy. Fin, wearing his tan Fedora, bringing in a serial rapist who escaped to Cuba. Could you imagine Rollins and Carisi when their eye’s meet the fugitive’s eyes. Rollins and Carisi definitely worked closely together to get back the witnesses so they could put that man where he belongs, but were they lucky enough?
And if you think the show was going to end on good note then think again. Detective Brian Cassidy who retired is now back from the shadows investigating a child abuse case. Who do you think from the team is being investigated? I’m not telling! Tune in to figure that out and see where it all goes!
- Plays on NBC every Wednesday at 9 p.m.
- Genre: Crime
- Premiered Sept. 27