Season 15 of “Law and Order: SVU” opened with a pretty intense episode. All summer long fans have been using the hashtag “SaveBenson” on Twitter in response to the Season 14 finale. Fans last saw Benson being held at gunpoint in her apartment by a serial rapist and psychopath. According to an article posted by E! Online September 26, Mariska Hargitay (Detective Benson) says the episode was the hardest she has had to shoot in 15 seasons.
Fans watched as Benson was mentally tortured and bound while being held captive. She fought to get the bedrail free and used it to gain control over the situation. The entire episode looked and felt real. Mariska Hargitay is a standout actress and did a phenomenal job portraying the situation. It looks like the season will play out with her possibly having flashbacks from the assault. Whether or not it will interfere with her job remains to be seen.
You can catch all-new episodes of “Law and Order: SVU” on Wednesday nights. The show airs on NBC at 8 p.m. CST.
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