“In the criminal justice system, sexually based offences are considered especially heinous. In New York city, the dedicated detectives that investigate These vicious felonies are members of an elite squad Known as the Special Victims Unit, these are their stories…”
If you said DUN, DUN, after reading this, chances are you’re a fan of Law & Order: SVU.
Season 21 of Law & Order: SVU is almost here. I have been counting down the days to when the show returns. There are so many things I am looking forward to seeing this season. Law & Order: SVU is known for giving us some jaw-dropping episodes. I hope that season 21 will be no different.
These are the seven things we want to see this season on Law & Order: SVU.
The New Assistant District Attorney (ADA)
Once again, we lost another ADA for the same reason as the previous one. In the final episode of season 20, Peter Stone (Phillip Winchester) told Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) he was leaving the SVU bureau because he was putting his friendship with her ahead of his ethics. That’s basically what ADA Barba (Raul Esparza) told her at the end of season 19. I was just starting to get used to seeing a new face and now we are getting another one. This time around, I’m hoping for another female ADA and maybe one who is a POC because the show could use a little more color in the SVU department other than Ice-T.
Speaking of Ice-T, I feel like we didn’t see too much of Sergeant Finn Tutuola on Season 20. I don’t feel like he got his fair share of action and screen time. I love his interactions with Benson (Hargitay), and I want to see more of it. I need more of them going out and catching the bad guys, because they are such a great team.
More Olivia And Noah Mother/Son moments
Olivia’s adopted son Noah (Ryan Buggle) is going through a lot right now. Olivia is busy with work so her time with him is often limited. In Season 20, he was starting to get a little bit of an angry streak and began lashing out. She eventually realized his behavioral issues stemmed from him not having a father in his life.
I’m curious to see what they do with his character this season. Is he still going to be having behavioral issues? Because they don’t just resolve overnight. I also wonder how Benson will continue to navigate being a parent with such a busy career.
How Amanda Manages Being A Single Mother
Amanda (Kelli Giddish) has always had an “I don’t need anybody” kind of attitude. She’s used to being on her own and running her own show. She doesn’t stay in relationships very long and recently gave birth to her second child. I don’t recall seeing too much of her with her daughters after she gave birth in episode 16. I’m hoping to see more of her trying to balance being a single mom working as a police officer. Olivia is raising one kid which is tough, so I know it must be challenging for Rollins raising two.
Okay, this one is simply because I love watching Peter Scanavino onscreen. Especially when he has his suit jacket off like he does in the picture above. He’s so handsome and Carisi’s accent does things to me. Sorry not sorry.
Carisi And Rollins
Will they or won’t they? That’s what many SVU fans want to know when it comes to Rollins (Giddish) and Carisi (Scanavino). The show has teased the possibility of these two getting together for awhile now and we are still waiting. Carisi and Rollins work well together and he’s just the sweetest with her daughters. I realize that Rollins can be a bit of a tough cookie sometimes, but I think Carisi tends to bring out the softer side of her.
Celebrity Guest Stars
Let’s face it, Law & Order: SVU is known for having some pretty amazing celebrity guest stars. From the late Robin Williams to Carol Burnett, SVU has always given us some very entertaining episodes. This past season we had Shiri Appelby, Snoop Dogg, Dylan Walsh, Judd Hirsch, and Wallace Shawn to name a few. I’m looking forward to seeing who pops up this season.
Law & Order:SVU airs Thursdays on NBC. Season 21 premieres September 26th.