I’ve gotten into the self-care habit of throwing on an ep (or four) of SVU whenever I feel overwhelmed. IDK what it is about these especially heinous crimes, but they soothe me and distract me — work like magic.
Anyway, I pick eps at random and yesterday watched the two eps from Season 7 & Season 8 starring Chris Bridges — better known as Ludacris.
First of all, Luda is truly an amazing actor in these episodes (“Venom - S7” and “Screwed - S8" fwiw). I am a big fan of him in the Fast franchise, so I already knew this, but to see him in this more dramatic role — he’s actually REALLY GREAT.
Second of all, it got me thinking that I love a celeb cameo/guest roles on SVU. One of my favorite eps is the one Cynthia Nixon was in (I think the Season 9 premiere — what a great time for SVU) that she ended up winning an Emmy for. (It’s called “Alternate”.)
I’d love to pull together a list with other celeb guest roles — which eps are your favorite?
You’re kidnapped. A serial killer is holding you hostage, and the NYPD is dispatching its teams across all units (SVU, Criminal Intent, Organized Crime, etc).
Who do you want to come save you? Briscoe? Benson? Bernard? Someone else?
Your criteria can be based on their speed, effectiveness, or delightful penchant for a pun at the right moment.
This week’s episode teased and taunted with promos hinting at Olivia and Elliot finally having a legit moment and when we finally got there we were SO CLOSE…but not quite. Agreed that Liv needs time and this is big and scary but I need to know, will the slowest of all slow burns ignite this season?!?