Wednesday night’s (Nov. 20) episode os “Law & Order: SVU” deals with what happens when a rape hits very close to home, and Zap2it has an exclusive first look.
The revitalized Season 15 began with Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) fighting a sexually deranged kidnapper.
“Rapist Anonymous” features the other woman in the SVU bureau, Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish), dealing with the crime. This time it’s Rollins’ friend, Lena (Amy Seimetz).
Lena shows up, distraught, at Rollins’ apartment
Rollins listens to her friend, who is trying to make sense of what just happened to her. Lena explains that her boyfriend, who happens to be engaged to someone else, showed up, after drinking.
“He started kissing me and things heated up fast,” Lena says.
As she tells what happened, it becomes clear that Lena and this man had sex twice, the first time consensually.
“The second time it wasn’t,” Lena says, crying.
“Then that’s rape,” Rollins tells her.
Rollins is, of course, ready to guide her friend through the system and help her.
The case escalates to murder when the accused rapist falls off a roof. Rollins has to take the stand and her past comes out.
Rollins knows both Lena and the accused rapist from a 12-step program.
Here’s a first look at Wednesday’s episode: