'Law & Order: SVU' Season 15 premiere - 'Surrender Benson': Will she?

Fifteen years in, a show isn't supposed to be this great.The first hour of the season opener of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Wednesday (Sept. 25) is haunting, terrifying and Emmy-worthy. A second, unrelated episode followed, but it's the first half of the premiere, the conclusion to last season's finale, people will be talking about.When last season ended, serial rapist William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber) had kidnapped Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) after a crime spree that included raping and torturing an older photographer (Judith Ivey).Cragen (Dann Florek) ordered Benson to take off two days because she was so furious and frustrated that Lewis kept evading prosecution. Benson followed orders and went home -- where Lewis was waiting for her, gun drawn.When the season opens, Benson is tied up and has duct tape over her mouth. She's woozy from drugs, and her face is swollen and bloodied. She knows the other detectives will search for...



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