LAW & ORDER: SVU “Scorched Earth” Season 13 Premiere Photos

LAW & ORDER: SVU "Scorched Earth" Season 13 Premiere (1)

LAW & ORDER: SVU “Scorched Earth” Season 13 Episode 1 airs Wednesday September 21 on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET) .

Episode Synopsis: DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) INVESTIGATES WHEN A HOTEL MAID (GUEST STAR ANIKA NONI ROSE) ACCUSES A POWERFUL ITALIAN DIPLOMAT (GUEST STAR FRANCO NERO) OF RAPEThe detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called to the scene when a hotel maid (Rose) reports being assaulted by Italian diplomat Robert Distasio (Nero.) Bureau Chief Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) and ADA Alex Cabot (Stephanie March) prosecute the high-profile case, which quickly grows more complicated as the maid’s credibility is publicly questioned. Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the Manhattan SVU from Atlanta, while Benson (Hargitay) struggles to cope with the fall-out from the shooting in the precinct. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), and Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch.)

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