Both Law & Order and Law & Order SVU have new episodes for the week of February 15. The SVU episode “Transitions” had been pre-empted this past week for an episode of “Dateline.”
It looks like Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) is in for some politial trouble in the episode "Rapture."
Law & Order SVU “Transitions” Air Date February 17, 2009
WHEN A MAN IS FOUND BRUTALLY BEATEN AND BARELY ALIVE OUTSIDE A STRIP CLUB, HIS TRANSGENDER TEEN IS THE PRIME SUSPECT.
When a man is found badly beaten with no memory of what happened in a strip club parking lot, Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) are at a loss for evidence as a rainstorm washed away any clues. A fake fingernail embedded in the victim's back leads the detectives to believe that the attacker is female. Detective Benson and Stabler turn to the female dancers at the club for questioning, but a homeless man, Sid Gabbert (guest star Paul Lazar), points the detectives to the victim’s truck. Using evidence found in the truck, the detectives learn that the victim, Mark Van Kuren (guest star Frank Grillo), was sent to repossess the car of strip club dancer, Molly “Misty” Lambert (guest star Heidi Marnhout). After questioning “Misty,” Van Kuren awakes in the hospital with no memory, but brings the attention to his ex-wife Ellen (guest star Wendy Makkena) and their 13-year-old transgender son Henry (guest star Bridger Zadina). 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 “ Transitions” can be found here.
Law & Order ‘Rapture” Air Date February 18, 2009
A MURDER INVESTIGATION BY DETECTIVES LUPO AND BERNARD INVOLVES PROSECUTORS IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY
Mysterious emails sent from a religious website lead detectives Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard (Anthony Anderson) to the dead body of one of its creators. As the detectives search for a motive for the murder, they uncover a network of corruption involving the Second Exodus charitable foundation and it's leader Nathan Reese (Guest Star Jason Butler Harner) and manager George Duffy (Guest Star John Sharian). D.A. Jack McCoy's (Sam Waterston) efforts to bring the suspect to trial are complicated by a complex scheme by the suspect to avoid prosecution that involves seeking asylum from a foreign government. As McCoy attempts to unravel the international intrigue, he must also fight for his job and his career when his political opponent exploits the case and uses the media to attack Jack's reputation. Also stars Linus Roache and Alana de la Garza.
My recap and review of “Rapture “ can be found here.
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