In Law and Order SVU Season 18, Mariska Hargitay will reunite with former onscreen partner Anthony Edwards. Before Hargitay started with Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit, she was the love interest of ER main star Anthony Edwards during the series’ season 4.
While they are lovers in the hit TV series ER, Hargitay and Edwards are former police partners in the long-running Law and Order SVU Season 18.
Law and Order SVU Season 18 Spoiler Alert!!
In the upcoming episode, Edwards will guest star as Sergeant Patrick Griffin, whose son is accused of rape. Lt. Benson (Hargitay) is the official commanding officer of the Special Victim’s Unit. Benson is in the middle of interrogating Ellis Griffin (Corey Cott) when she was interrupted by her colleague, Det. Odafin Tutuola (Ice T).
Tutuola said that the father of the rape suspect is outside and wants to talk to Benson. Tutuola added that the father is on the job from Nassau County P.D.
“The kid’s father is shutting down the interview,” Tutuola tells Benson.
“Who is this guy?” she inquires as the trio walks down the hall to meet the man.
“He says he’s on the job from Nassau County P.D.,” Tutuola responds.
Benson then saw the man and stopped in her tracks. She had a surprised look on her face as she said, “Patrick?” addressing to the father of the suspect, who is played by Edwards. “Patrick Griffin.”
“Do you know each other?” Tutuola questions.
“Um,” Benson responds with a gulp. “My first partner.”
Griffin talks with Benson and appealed to her not to treat his son as the rape suspect. He tries to convince Benson that his son is innocent, putting her in a difficult position.
What will Benson choose? Loyalty or duty? Friendship or justice? We will know Benson’s next course of action for this Wednesday’s upcoming Law and Order SVU Season 18 episode entitled Rape Interrupted.