Here is the episode information for the October 21st new episode of Law & Order SVU, “Lunacy”. It will feature guest star James Brolin, and, according to the NBC preview, it also will have guest star Chris Elliott. The NBC preview also included the line “Another astronaut in a diaper story.” That sounds like a similar twist to the Law & Order Criminal Intent episode “Rocket Man”, doesn’t it? I don’t think astronauts will ever live down that real-life diaper story.
Law & Order SVU “Lunacy” Air Date October 21, 2008
A FAMOUS ASTRONAUT IS FOUND DEAD, AND DETECTIVE ELLIOT STABLER’S (CHRISTOPHER MELONI) OLD MENTOR, DICK FINLEY (GUEST STAR JAMES BROLIN), HELPS INVESTIGATE THE CASE.
After famous astronaut Marga Janssen’s corpse is found afloat in the waters of Battery Park, Detectives Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) initially believe the murder is linked to a string of serial rapes. Upon further investigation, this theory is proven false when their suspect’s alibi checks out. At a dead end, Detective Stabler turns to his old mentor and former colleague of Janssen’s, NASA astronaut Dick Finley to shed some light on the case. Finley’s advice exposes several more suspects, but possibly takes the detectives further from the truth. Also starring: Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Michaela McManus, and B.D. Wong.
My recap and review of Law & Order SVU "Lunacy" can be found at this link.
Also, see my companion Law & Order site,These Are Their Stories.