Who will save Benson? Watch the two-hour "Law & Order: SVU" season 15 premiere live on Wednesday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC to find out if Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) can free herself from demented psychopath Lewis (Pablo Schreiber). If you miss the original air date, watch "Law & Order: SVU" season 15 premiere online free on the NBC website. Be primed for an anxiety-riddled, chilling two-hour premiere.
The two-part "Law & Order: SVU" premiere picks up right where the season 14 finale left off. In case you blacked out the unsettling memory, Detective Olivia Benson is held at gunpoint by a freed rapist and murderer. Based on "Law & Order: SVU" spoilers, we know that Benson will make it out alive. But at what cost? The two hour premiere will spotlight not only the physical and psychological torture Olivia endures, but also the effects it has on her as an unwavering detective. Below are the episode synopses for both parts of the season 15 premiere, according to TV Equals.
"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."
"Law & Order: SVU" season 15 episode 2 "Imprisoned Lives": "A young boy is abandoned in Times Square and leads the detectives to the house where his family lives. Inside they find a locked basement where more victims await rescue, and work to solve decades-old cold cases. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro), Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Guest starring Dean Winters, Michael Massee and Bill Irwin."
How will the torment influence Olivia's role as a leading detective in special victims cases? Examiner reports that part two of the "Law & Order: SVU" premiere will show Benson making some major slip ups, causing her colleagues to speculate if she is still suitable for the job. Captain Cragen reportedly has her back, though has his own doubts on Olivia's immediate return as well. With Mariska Hargitay locked into season 15, beloved Benson buffs don't need to worry about her departure from the show altogether. Perhaps the biggest question of the season 15 premiere remains: who will save Benson? Am I the only one gunning for Christopher Meloni to make a surprise appearance to save the day? Benson and Stabler forever, right?
Whoever rescues Detective Benson is sure to find her in a fragile condition. Watch the "Law & Order: SVU" season 15 sneak peek to catch a disturbing glimpse of what is in store for abducted Olivia. Brace yourself, it's quite unnerving. Sidenote, many of you may recognize Benson's captor as George "Pornstache" Mendez in the Netflix original "Orange is the New Black". It seems Schreiber has a knack for making your skin crawl. Watch the "Law & Order: SVU" premiere tonight to discover Olivia's fate.
You're not prepared for what's coming tomorrow. #SAVEBENSON
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