Don’t forget, both Law & Order SVU and Law & Order start back up this week with new episodes. Here’s what’s coming up:
Law & Order SVU “Stranger” Air Date January 6, 2009
DETECTIVES ELLIOT STABLER (CHRIS MELONI) AND OLIVIA BENSON’S (MARISKA HARGITAY) SUSPICIONS ARISE WHEN A TEENAGED “JANE DOE” (Guest Star ELLEN WOGLOM) TAKES ON TWO IDENTITIES.
Heather Hallander (guest star Ellen Woglom) miraculously returns home after being reported missing over four years ago. Unrecognizable to her family, Heather tells Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) of the cement cell where she spent the past four years as a sex slave and of her fortunate escape. Heather’s sister, Erica Hallander (Kate Baldwin), is relieved to see her long-lost sister after launching a website asking for search tips, but, Nikki Hallander (Natalia Payne), Heather’s other sister, seems annoyed with her return. In search of the mystery kidnapper, Benson and Stabler drive Heather around town to help stir up any memories of her abduction. When Heather’s answers don’t seem to match up, the detectives find revealing evidence that make them question Heather’s kidnapping and true identity. Also starring Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T, Michaela McManus, B.D. Wong, and Tamara Tunie.
My recap and review of “Stranger “ can be found here.
Teaser for ‘Stranger”
Law & Order “Chattel” Air Date January 7, 2009
THE MURDER OF MARRIED LAYWERS LEADS DETECTIVES LUPO (Jeremy Sisto) and BERNARD (Anthony Anderson) TO A CHILD SLAVE TRADE RING
Divorce Lawyers Fred and Lizzy Bellamy (guest stars Paul DeBoy and Maureen Silliman) are brutally murdered while asleep in their home. The investigation leads to a client, Ann Carter (guest star Mary Beth O'Connor), who is involved in a nasty child custody battle with her husband Bill (guest star Steven Friedman) involving an adopted Haitian daughter, whom the detectives believe was molested and sent back to Haiti as part of a cover-up. Lupo and Bernard's search for the missing child leads them to another couple with an adopted Haitian boy, Eric and Miriam Johnson (guest stars Tom Gilroy and Jessica Hecht). Lieutentant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) gets social services involved as it appears that the adopted boy, 12-year-old Patrick Johnson (guest star Thuliso Dingwall), has been abused and neglected. As Lupo and Bernard dig deeper, they uncover a trail of abuse, kidnapping and bribery that leads them to multiple suspects with motive to protect the secret. As A.D.A.'s Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza) attempt to bring the killer to justice, they must also deal with the emotional aspect of the case and work to safeguard the lives of the children.
Also stars Sam Waterston
My recap and review of “Chattel“ can be found here.
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