Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Law & Order SVU “December Solstice” Episode Information

Here are the details for a new episode of Law & Order SVU, “December Solstice.”

Law & Order SVU “December Solstice” Air Date February 25, 2015 (9 PM ET/8C Wednesday NBC)


Celebrity author Walter Briggs (guest star Robert Vaughn) is the focus of a feud between his sixth wife, Charmaine (guest star Marcia Cross), and his daughters from previous marriages (guest stars Emily Bergl and Susan Pourfar). The fight over control for both his well-being and his estate becomes a criminal case when Charmaine is accused of abusing her husband. Meanwhile, Barba (Raul Esparza) struggles with his own family drama when he goes against his grandmother's wishes. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Sgt. Olivia Benson), Danny Pino (Det. Nick Amaro), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins), Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi). Also guest starring Susie Essman (Counselor Arlene Heller), Jennifer Van Dyck (Dr. Brenda Tedroe), Mercedes Ruehl (Lucia Barba) and Judith Delgado (Katerine).

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Ana Andrade said...

Really looking forward to this episode. There seems to be a lot of speculation that Barba is gay and that is what they are referring to in the synopsis. I honestly wouldn't mind if this is the direction the writers want to go, but I know it might bother others. What do you think Chris?

Chris Zimmer said...

Ana, I'm not sure exactly where they are going with Barba in this episode! The comment about going against his grandmother's wishes has me slightly perplexed !

Alex said...

My guess is that Barba will have to place his grandma in a nursing home. Goes along with the elderly theem for this episode and creates some good drama. Further, since she has the last name Barba, she is his father's mother- which could lead to a follow-up on the implications from Padre Sandunguero that Barba's father was abusive or horrible in some other way.

That said, I would probably squeal with delight if Barba was revealed to be bisexual. TV needs an out bi man, and most especially a bisexual person who isn't promiscuous.

Sidley Park Hermit said...

I love Mercedes Ruehl, but dang, TV is really afraid of seeing women age, isn't it? She's only 66 and Raúl Esparza is 44 -- compare a couple of episodes ago, where 65-year-old Armand Assante played Amaro's dad.

Ana Andrade said...

Alex, your scenario seems very plausible too. We just have to wait to see the episode. I also agree with Barba and him possibly being bi. I will never understand why bisexuals are portrayed as promiscuous.

Alex said...

@Sidley- Mercedes Ruehl will actually be playing Barba's mom, not his grandma, so it isn't quite as bad as we'd worried!