All the episode information is finally in for Law & Order SVU for the month of November. There are also a few promotional pictures from “Wildlife”. Remember, there is no episode on November 4, which is Election Day.
Law & Order SVU “Babes” Air Date November 11, 2008
A TEENAGER BURNED TO DEATH PUTS DETECTIVES ELLIOT STABLER (CHRIS MELONI) AND JOHN MUNCH (RICHARD BELZER) ON THE CASE, ONLY TO REVEAL A COMMUNITY IN CHAOS WITH A GROUP OF TEENAGED GIRLS IN A “PREGNANCY PACT” AND A HIGH SCHOOL “SAINT”, MAX MATARAZZO (GUEST STAR JESSE MCCARTNEY).
When a boy is lit on fire, Detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and John Munch (Richard Belzer) investigate the malicious crime. In search of a lead, the Detectives end up at Blessed Heart High School, where their student escort, Max Matarazzo (guest star Jesse McCartney) introduces them to the ‘Blessed Heart Chastity Circle’ and senior Alec Bernardi (guest star Philip Ettinger). Alec admits to hurting the victim, but in turn opens a new door for the detectives when he unveils a group of pregnant teenage girls. A strange web of secrets and bad blood in this “close-knit” neighborhood offers a challenge for the detectives. Also starring: Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Michaela McManus, Tamara Tunie, and B.D. Wong.
My recap and review of “Babes “ can be found here.
Law & Order SVU “Wildlife” Air Date November 18, 2008
DETECTIVE ELLIOT STABLER (CHRIS MELONI) JEOPARDIZES HIS MARRIAGE WHEN HE GOES UNDERCOVER TO INFILTRATE AN ANIMAL SMUGGLING RING WITH DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) POSING AS A PROSTITUTE.
Detective Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) arrives on the scene of a murder to find a young woman brutally killed, and carrying a rare bird species found dead in her purse. Dr. Melinda Warner (Tamara Tunie) comes back with some startling evidence – the saliva found in the cuts on the victim’s body shows she was mauled by a tiger. Oscar Assadorian (guest star Carlos Leon) leads the detectives to the victim’s twin sister, Anna Bleers (guest star Caitlin Fitzgerald) who in turn leads the detectives to Hip Hop artist, Gots Money (guest star Big Boi). Gots, who admits to working for an animal smuggling ring, agrees to go undercover with Detective Stabler to catch the smugglers, Andre Bushido (guest star Andrew Divoff) and Tybor (guest star Reg E. Cathey). But when Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) poses as a prostitute to help out her partner undercover, Detective Stabler finds himself wounded and his marriage in disarray. Also starring: Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Michaela McManus, and B.D. Wong
My recap and review of “Wildlife “ can be found here.
LAW & ORDER SVU “Persona” Airdate November 25, 2008
Note: The episode originally scheduled for this date and time, “PTSD,” has been moved to December 2.
DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) GOES INTO HIDING TO FIND JUSTICE FOR AN ABUSED HOUSEWIFE, WHICH IN TURN UNCOVERS AN UNSOLVED 34-YEAR-OLD MURDER CASE.
Mia Lorimer (guest star Clea Duvall) claims to have been raped in attempt to hide being abused by her husband, Brett Lorimer (guest star Nathaniel Marston). Their tenants, Joanh (guest star Mike Farrell) and Linnie Malcolm (guest star Brenda Blethyn), are aware of the abuse, but in fear of being evicted, do not report it. With the help of Linnie, Detective Benson gets Mia to confess to being beaten by Brent, and sends her to a battered women’s shelter. After Brett is arrested and makes bail, Mia returns to her husband and drops all charges to Detective Benson’s dismay. Devoted to Mia’s safety, Detective Benson hides in the secret stairway of the Lorimer, leading her to come across another case of spousal abuse and murder. Also starring: Richard Belzer (Detective John Much), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Michaela McManus (A.D.A Kim Greylek), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).
Show Cast: Chris Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice T, Tamara Tunie, Michaela McManus
Note Date Change
LAW & ORDER SVU “PTSD” Airdate December 2, 2008
A RAPE CASE INVOLVING A YOUNG FEMALE MARINE STIRS UP PAINFUL MEMORIES FROM DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON’S (MARISKA HARGITAY) PAST.
Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is put to the test when pregnant Corporal Jessica Crewes disappears from her post as a Marine, and is about to give birth to her rapist’s child. When Jessie is found dead in the trunk of her car, Navy Commander Grant Marcus (guest star Frank Whaley) attempts to take over proceedings, but Detective Benson and ADA Kim Greylek (Michaela McManus) must fight together and stand their ground to keep the case within the SVU squad. With flashbacks of sexual assault, Detective Benson soon realizes that her past may stir up painful emotions that threaten her ability to remain professional, and enlists the help of Detective Odafin Tutulola (Ice-T) to find Jessie’s killer. Also starring: Chris Meloni, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Michaela McManus, Tamara Tunie, and B.D. Wong
My recap and review of “PTSD “ can be found here.
Here’s the TV tease for the episode “Babes”
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