There have been quite a few schedule changes and additions for the Law & Order franchise for the months of November and December so I thought I’d update the whole list. Not all of the episode information is available and I will update this listing as quickly as information is released. An episode titled “Falling” has appeared on the NBC listings for November 26, but no episode information can be found anywhere. The December episode titled “Zero” which was originally scheduled to air on December 3 has been replaced in the schedule by “Knockoff”, and “Zero” has been moved to December 17. A new L&O episode named “Sweetie” has been added to the December schedule. (Are you still with me?)
I should start publishing these listings with the disclaimer “subject to change without notice.” I sympathize a bit with NBC, seeing that they decided to start the L&O season earlier than originally planned, but they are making fans like me a little crazy trying to help keep other fans informed. If anyone can help fill in the blanks for me on “Falling” I would be grateful.
UPCOMING EPISODES FOR LAW & ORDER SVU
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
My recap and review of “Persona“ can be found here.
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.
Law & Order SVU “Smut” Air Date December 9, 2008
Kelly Sun (guest star Kelly Hu) is found wandering Riverside Park, beaten and raped, and has no memory of what happened. Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) discovers Sun was on her way to Korea, but never boarded her flight and instead is found leaving the airport with mystery man, Eric Lutz (guest star Michael Trucco). Lutz becomes an immediate suspect, and with further probing, the detectives find amateur pornographic videos on Lutz's computer. Detective Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) and Detective Benson search for incarcerating evidence against Lutz, but each of his victims from the videos suffer from memory loss from the attack. Attempting to trace the other women in the videos, the detectives must re-inform each victim of their attack in order to get their testimony to catch Lutz. Struggling to remind each victim of their rape, Detective Benson must face the fact that she still thinks like a victim, and get the testimony of one victim in particular, Laurel Andrews (guest star Christy Pusz), to put Lutz away for good. 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).
My recap and review of “Smut “ can be found here.
UPCOMING EPISODES FOR LAW & ORDER
Law & Order “Falling” Airdate November 26, 2008
No episode information as yet. This seems to be a late addition to the schedule, as originally no episode was scheduled to air on this date.
Update 11/24 - here is some sketchy information:
NBC.com: The detectives investigate the mystery of a falling construction crane in the city and that leads them to something much more sinister.
TV Guide: The probe of a fatal construction-crane collapse becomes an investigation into an attempted murder.
My recap and review of “Falling “ can be found here.
Law & Order “Knock Off” Airdate December 3, 2008
A SIMPLE MURDER CASE TURNS INTO A POLITICAL GAME FOR NEW YORK CITY'S D.A. OFFICE WHEN A REVERED SHERIFF BECOMES A POSSIBLE CONSPIRATOR IN A MURDER CASE.
A tourist from upstate New York has come to the city to settle his past, but his trip ends quickly when he is suspiciously murdered. When Detectives Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) travel upstate to New York they find more to the story. A.D.A Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) and Detective Lupo (Sisto) believe the town's crowned king of drug busting is Sheriff John Burkhart (Guest Star Clancy Brown) and his deputies are involved in the murder but have no way to prove it when the case becomes a game of dirty politics. D.A. Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) faces new competition when a new District Attorney is nominated for the election. Also stars Alana de la Garza and S. Epatha Merkerson.
My recap and review of “Knock Off “ can be found here.
Law & Order “Sweetie” Airdate December 10, 2008
A BESTSELLING MEMOIR WRITER, "SWEETIE NESS" (GUEST STAR JEREMY GENDER), IS FOUND DEAD IN A COMMUNITY OF MALE PROSTITUTES AFTER HANGING OUT WITH MEMBERS OF A POP SUPERSTAR'S ENTOURAGE AT CLUB ORCHID. NESS, WHO HAD WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT HIS HORRIBLE LIFE AS A CHILD PROSTITUTE, MAY NOT BE WHO HE CLAIMS TO BE
Detectives Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard's (Anthony Anderson) search for "Sweetie Ness'" killer leads them to Lauren Claiborne (Taylor Gildersleeve), part of the entourage at the club where "Sweetie Ness" was last seen alive. Janice Dunlap (Guest Star Heather Matarazzo), a stalker who had sent "Sweetie" poems and had followed him that night and Kate Tenny (Guest Star Vivica Fox), "Sweetie's" agent, who has her own motives. Seeking the identity of the blond man forces Lupo and Bernard to dig deeper into victim's past and the possibility that "Sweetie Ness" was an imposter killed by the real "Sweetie Ness." With a defense witness willing to perjure herself to protect the prime suspect and a web of lies and deceit to untangle, A.D.A.'s Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) face one of their toughest challenges in bringing the real killer to justice. Also stars S. Epatha Merkerson and Sam Waterston.
My recap and review of “Sweetie “ can be found here.
Law and Order “Zero” Airdate December 17, 2008
DETECTIVES CYRUS LUPO (JEREMY SISTO) AND KEVIN BERNARD (ANTHONY ANDERSON) INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF AN ENVIRONMENTALIST’S WIFE. NED BEATTY AND SHERRY STRINGFIELD GUEST STAR.
Detective Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Detective Bernard (Anthony Anderson) are called to a crime scene where Nancy Hartwig (guest star Leah Curney) has been found murdered. They find out her husband insisted the family live environmentally friendly to avoid leaving a heavy carbon footprint. However, Nancy’s support of her husband is soon called into question when the detectives discover that she used her car to chauffeur her sister and had drinks at a bar one evening, which her husband wouldn’t allow. The victim’s missing car turns up with a dead passenger and drugs inside, sending the case in a completely different direction that leaves the detectives scrambling to piece everything together. During the trial, ADA Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) also begins to suspect an old friend, Judge Reynolds’ (guest star Ned Beatty) clerk Carly (guest star Sherry Stringfield), and even the judge himself of obstructing justice, creating even more turmoil in the case. Also starring: Sam Waterston, S. Epatha Merkerson and Alana De La Garza.
My recap and review of “Zero“ can be found here.
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