Tonight's episode of "Law & Order: SVU" promises a healthy dose of courtroom action as two separate trials roll out, running simultaneously in different counties, with dueling District Attorneys each trying to secure a murder conviction. Sound confusing? Maybe, but isn't that what "SVU" does best; unravel things that seem altogether baffling to the general public?
And with guest stars Jane Kaczmarek and Raul Esparza onboard as the battling District Attorneys, this throwdown is sure to be quite heated for all involved.
Rest assured, there's plenty for the detectives of the 16th precinct to do as there will no doubt be an abundance of investigating, all to uncover unforeseen evidence that will indeed call for numerous tactical changes throughout the course of each trial.
The promos for "Beautiful Frame" promise that the detectives will expose one of the biggest conspiracies they've ever seen. Could this be a bigger cover-up than the events that brought down 16 public officials in "Above Suspicion?" Maybe, maybe not, but unspooling any conspiracy usually leads to the shockingly satisfying undoing of someone who generally more than deserves to pay for their wrongdoing.
Also on the minds of "SVU" viewers tuning in tonight, will lingering questions from last week's episode be revealed?
Yes, this is in reference to the much talked about 'hand' that belonged to someone who was accompanying Detective Benson to the Bahamas for a holiday vacation.
Much speculation has floated around about the identity of this mystery travel companion. Is it Cassidy? Or Hayden? To add another name to the list, maybe it's FBI Agent Cantwell (Jason Gedrick), who worked with Benson in "Dreams Deferred." Or could it be someone new that viewers have not yet had the priviledge of meeting?
Whoever it turns out to be, or not be, whether revealed tonight or at a later date, this is yet another facet of "SVU" that's been well played this season; presenting an action that's open for interpretation and letting viewers run with it.
On "SVU" not all questions are answered as quickly or in the exact manner in which fans wish them to be. But unquestionably, that's one of the reasons they keep coming back for more.
"Law & Order: SVU" airs tonight on NBC at 9e/8c.
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