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'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... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/law-order-svu-season-15-premiere-surrender-benson---will-she.html

Law & Order: SVU Season 15 Premiere 2013 “Surrender Benson; Imprisoned Lives”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit  (SVU) season 15 Episode 1/2 “Surrender Benson;Imprisoned Lives” airs Wednesday, September 25 2013 on NBC (9:01-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  Law & Order: SVU Season 15 Episode 1 “Surrender Benson” – Hours turn into days, and with no word from Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay), the SVU squad takes drastic measures to find her and her abductor (Schreiber). A trail of murders and rape victims leads them to fear it may be too late. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins. Also guest starring Dean Winters, Lauren Ambrose and Bill Irwin. Read More.... //www.tvequals.com/2013/09/25/law-imprisoned-lives/

'Law & Order: SVU': 'I wanted a big shift' for Benson, EP says

When Season 15 of "Law & Order: SVU" begins Wednesday (Sept. 25), prepare for an even darker episode than where the show left off. The fearless Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is held at gunpoint for most of the hour.The episode takes us to depths even this show hasn't gone before. For much of the premiere, "Surrender Benson," the detective is handcuffed, beaten and taken on a hideous trip by serial rapist William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber).Executive producer Warren Leight tells Zap2it why this episode, picking up on last season's cliffhanger, was so important to him and what he wants to do this season that's different.Zap2it: Had Benson ever been in this sort of life-and-death danger before?Warren Leight: There was an episode [in Season 9] in which she went undercover in prison and was assaulted, a guard attempted to assault her and she was rescued by Fin [Ice-T]. That was the closest. This is much more... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/law-and-order-svu-i-wanted-a-big-shift-for-benson-ep-says.html

Law & Order: SVU Boss: Benson Can Never Be the Same After Her Ordeal

  At the end of Law & Order: SVU 's 14th season, showrunner Warren Leight engaged in a very dangerous game of chicken with NBC. "At the time, we didn't know if the show was coming back. So part of me thought, 'I dare NBC to cancel this show with the last episode ending with a gun pointing at...   //www.tvguide.com/News/SVU-Spoilers-Warren-Leight-1071250.aspx?rss=breakingnews

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT: Pablo Schreiber Teases the Season 15 Premiere

All summer long, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT fans have been wondering how Olivia Benson will get out of her season-ending ambush, and the photos and promos from the season 15 premiere have done nothing to make it seem like it’ll be anything short of massively traumatic. And, well, this probably won’t make things [...] //www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/09/19/law-order-special-victims-unit-pablo-schreiber-teases-the-season-15-premiere/