'Law & Order: SVU' Sneak Peek of 'True Believers' With Andre Braugher and Sofia Vassilieva (VIDEO)

It's a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' reunion tonight on 'Law & Order: SVU.' Andre Braugher begins his guest arc on the long-running NBC procedural, reuniting with fellow 'Homicide' star Richard Belzer. However, Braugher isn't reprising his 'Homicide' role of Det. Frank Pembleton -- instead, he's playing Bayard Ellis, a new high-profile defense attorney. In 'True Believers,' a music student, played by 'Medium' star Sofia Vassilieva, is raped in her own apartment. The detectives think they have a pretty solid case ... until Braugher's character becomes the suspect's attorney. Below, check out the first meeting between Braugher's new character and Belzer's John Munch, plus a behind-the-scenes interview with Vassilieva.

LAW & ORDER: SVU “True Believers” Season 13 Episode 6

LAW & ORDER: SVU  “True Believers” Season 13 Episode 6  airs Wednesday November 2 on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET) . Episode Synopsis :  A MUSIC  STUDENT (GUEST STAR  SOFIA VASSILIEVA) IS RAPED IN HER OWN  APARTMENT, AND THE SEEMINGLY CLEAR CUT CASE BEGINS TO UNRAVEL WHEN THE SUSPECT HIRES A POWERFUL DEFENSE ATTORNEY  (GUEST STAR ANDRE BRAUGHER) – A young music student (Vassilieva) is raped at gunpoint in her own apartment, but with her help, the SVU squad makes a quick arrest. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) takes over the case when he finds that opposing counsel is high-profile defense attorney Bayard Ellis (guest star Braugher). As Ellis works to undermine their police work and damage the victim’s credibility, the detectives take the stand to prove they have more than just a he-said, she-said case. Starring: Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Special appearance by Tamara Tunie (M.E. Melinda Warner.) Read More...