Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Law & Order Episode Information Week Of April 26, 2009

We have a full plate of episodes for all the shows in the Law & Order franchise this week. The new episode of Law & Order Criminal Intent marks the much-anticipated introduction of Jeff Goldblum as Detective Zach Nichols (a promo clip is below). The episode of Law & Order SVU includes the much-hyped appearance of guest star Hillary Duff. (A video clip is below.) Law & Order is just, well, new – and that’s enough for me!

PS - after I released this listing, NBC made a programming change. The episode originally scheduled to air on April 29 for Law & Order - "Exchange" - has been removed and another new episode has been inserted. But, the episode name on the NBC release looks odd to say the least and I don't think it is correct. I listed the episode information below and have left the episode title blank for now. ("Exchange" has been moved to May 13.)

A special note – my recaps for SVU and Law & Order may be a little late for this week.

Law & Order Criminal Intent “Rock Star” Air date April 26, 2009

Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) and her partner, Det. Zack Nichols (Jeff Goldblum), investigate the stabbing of an artist, who was found in a neighborhood rife with ethnic tensions.

My recap and review of Law & Order Criminal Intent “Rock Star” " can be found here.

Law & Order SVU “Selfish” Air Date April 28, 2009

When it is reported by Ruth Walker (Guest Star Gail O'Grady) that her two year-old granddaughter, Sierra Walker, is missing Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) investigate. After rounds of interrogation and a failed Amber Alert, Benson and Stabler believe that the prime suspect is none other than Sierra's young and irresponsible mother, Ashlee Walker (Guest Star Hilary Duff). Also starring: Richard Belzer (Detective John Much), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Michaela McManus (A.D.A Kim Greylek), Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).

Law & Order "Promote This" (?)Air Date April 29, 2009

Detectives Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) investigate the case of Oswaldo Morales (guest star Hector Javier Munoz), an illegal immigrant found unconscious but still alive on a service road. When the detectives find a possible link to Oswaldo's attack and nine recent bias-related incidents, they uncover a deep-seeded, dangerous bias against Hispanic men within the community. Also stars S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Linus Roache and Alana de la Garza.

My recap and review of Law & Order "Promote This" can be found here.

Law & Order Criminal Intent Promo – Introducing Zach Nichols

Clip – Law & Order SVU ‘Selfish”

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John K. said...

Actually, the MS title you're citing is "Promote This!"



All Things Law and Order said...

Yes John that is the press release I am talking about. That episode title doesn't sound right at all to me. Did you notice the new one on the list down on that same release that titled the episode as "All New?" I don't think either of those are correct, which is why I hestitated to put the name listing in there.

John K. said...

I'm with you, but it isn't dissimilar to Season 10's "Trade This." Because of that, I'm more inclined to believe "Promote This."

As for "All New," yeah, I did, and that made me roll my eyes. I'm more skeptical on that one, there.

Makes sense, as this season has had bizarre titles.

Anonymous said...

Hey did you see Ausiello's comments on the pending SVU death?

"Question: Please give us some more dish on “Law & Order: SVU's” death mystery! —Bri

Ausiello: I doubt there will be many fans mourning this person's passing. I'll leave it at that."
Based on this, my guess is that they're bringing Michaela McManus back to kill off Greyleck. Can anyone think of any other character that would leave few fans sad?

John K. said...

Normally, I'd agree with you, but E! Online did address the issue on McManus not returning (the ATLAO blog did address that on here, so you'll have to backtrack), and it's implied Greylek isn't returning. If that isn't enough, there's this.


Still, it definitely helps. Thank you for sharing.

John K. said...

Of course, I could have misread the E! Online spotlight, and could be terribly wrong about it. Had I didn't hear of McManus leaving, I would have feared the worst from this.

Again, thanks.

All Things Law and Order said...

John, you are right, Michaela leaving is old news, E! reported in back in March and I also had it on my blog at that time here:

I am not sure why it took so long for the rest of the media to catch up to the story.

It is possible that Greyleck could be the one killed off, since Ausiello said that "I doubt there will be many fans mourning this person's passing. I'll leave it at that." That could apply to Greyleck - or that annoying new CSU person they added. Ausiello's comment likely wouldn't apply to Cabot, who was my first guess to die. I guess all we can do is wait and see!

John K. said...

Right, though, the E! Online spotlight didn't spell out "she's gone, so rule her out." So, yeah.

I'm not sure if they'd waste the time to revive Greylek just to kill her, though, TV shows have done it. CSI had done it, I believe. CI did it with Frank Goren, so anything's possible.

Another possibility could be Kathleen. She's had a decent role this season, and she's returning in Crush. Ausiello hasn't been fond of her, let's say. And Ausiello represents the mainstream of the fandom, so.

Of course, likeability is in the eye of the beholder.

As for Stucky-boy, well, he hasn't had prominence since Ballerina, but he could qualify.

Maybe it's Petrofsky. She's mean. Heh.

It's way subjective, but, hey, it's only a month away! Heh.