Danny is featured in a new “The More You Know” campaign called “Knowledge Is Power.” You can check his PSA’s out below. If we come across more, we will post them as well.
Danny was photographed attending the 29th Annual Imagen Awards last night. I’m really not sure if he or SVU won the awards they were nominated for, as I cannot find any list of winners anywhere. If I do, however, I will update and let you all know. You can check the photos from the show out at the link below.
Edit: Meghan informed me that she did find a list and Danny did not win the award he was nominated for. Such a bummer, because he so deserved it!
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Congratulations to both Danny and SVU for their well-deserved nominations for Imagen awards. Best of luck to them in winning the awards!
Best Primetime Television Program: Drama or Comedy
- The Bridge (FX Networks/Shine America and FX Productions)
- Chicago P.D. (NBC/Wolf Films/NBCUniversal Television)
- The Fosters (ABC Family in association with Prodco, Inc.)
- Law & Order: SVU (NBC/Wolf Films/NBCUniversal Television)
- Switched at Birth (Prodco, Inc. in association with ABC Family)
- Demian Bichir, The Bridge (FX Networks/Shine America and FX Productions)
- Raul Castillo, Looking (HBO Entertainment in association with Fair Harbor Productions)
- Ian Gomez, Cougar Town (TBS)
- Danny Pino, Law & Order: SVU (NBC/Wolf Films/NBCUniversal Television)
Will Amaro really not be part of the squad next season on Law & Order: SVU? — Dave
Affirmative. He’ll be slumming it as a beat cop when the show returns in the fall. But never fear: While he may not get his old job back right away, he will very quickly be called on to lend the 16th Precinct a hand.
NBC announced their fall premiere dates today. SVU will be returning Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 9/8c. Check out the rest of the premiere dates for your favorite NBC shows here at EW.
I finally added the screencaps from the season finale of SVU last week. Check them out below.
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[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 15 finale of Law & Order: SVU. Read at your own risk!]
Wednesday’s season finale picked up right before Amaro was handcuffed and taken away for assaulting suspected (but acquitted) sex offender Simon Wilkes (Josh Malina). In a complete role reversal, Amaro had his fingerprints taken, posed for his mug shot and even donned an orange jumpsuit as he sat behind bars waiting to learn his fate.
Although the situation originally looked really bad — as bad as a possible Murder 2 charge — Amaro’s luck started to change for the better. First, Munch (Richard Belzer) bailed him out of jail, and then Rollins (Kelli Giddish) was able to strong-arm Wilkes’ wife to convince her husband not to press charges against Amaro.
But while Benson started a new chapter in her life by agreeing to become a foster mom to Baby Boy Doe, aka Noah, Amaro won’t be able to enjoy a fresh start quite so fast. “Season 16 does not start him off on the SVU squad,” showrunner Warren Leight tells TVGuide.com about Amaro’s fate. “He’s been sent to the bowels of Queens to do traffic stops.”
Following Amaro’s tough season on SVU, which also included him shooting an unarmed 14-year-old boy and punching an undercover cop, Leight says the writers researched what the real-life ramifications would be of a similar assault. “Basically, you get tunnel duty or traffic duties or Staten Island court duty. It’s a little bit what happened to Dean Winters‘ character,” Leight says of Cassidy’s demotion from detective to working nights at the Bronx courthouse back in Season 13 after his undercover operation went bust. “The department has ways of making your life miserable. They call it diesel therapy — they make you drive as far as possible to your job.”
Although Cassidy was eventually bumped back up to detective and earned a spot working in Internal Affairs, it’s unclear how Amaro will handle his new job description. “He’s a proud guy. He has a certain amount of ego so these things don’t bounce off him,” Leight says. “His character is thin-skinned, I’d say, and that’s not helpful.”
Season 16 will not only bring changes for Amaro, but also changes for the squad in his absence. Because the team was already short-staffed following the exits of Munch and Cragen, a new addition will be brought in to temporarily fill Amaro’s spot. “We’ll probably see somebody in the first three episodes who’s going to come in and shake things up,” says Leight, who suggests that the character may come from another part of New York City. “You’ll see a guy who has a little less polish. Manhattan detectives have a certain swag and polish and the outer borough detectives are a little rougher around the edges. We’ll see a glimpse of a guy who maybe needs a little bit of refining.”
However, no one should start packing up Amaro’s desk at SVU anytime soon. Leight stresses that this new character will not be a permanent new addition to the series, at least not at this time. “15 years in, I thought we were certainly able to attract great actors to come by for a little while so we may be experimenting more with these little mini-arcs throughout the season,” Leight says. “I’m finding these little arcs easier for us to pull off as opposed to, ‘OK, now we’re going to replace a detective.’”
This plan strays from the original Law & Order playbook, which dictated that departing characters be replaced immediately and permanently, but is similar to how ADA Barba (Raul Esparza) and Lt. Declan Murphy (Donal Logue) were introduced to SVU in the past two seasons. “It’s a lot less pressure on the actor and a lot less pressure on the writing. Declan, we knew when we had him in the first episode with Rollins, I just wanted as many [episodes] as I could have with Donal and I thought it would be cool to have him come in and play captain,” Leight says. “If we had introduced him at the beginning of the season as the new captain, it would have set us up very differently and we wouldn’t have taken as many chances. … Sometimes the relationships evolve better over time than in an arranged marriage.”
Sorry for the delay in getting these uploaded! You can now find screencaps from last week’s episode of SVU in the gallery. Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow night for the season finale to find out Amaro’s fate!
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In order to achieve that, SVU moved up the cliff-hanger intended for the last episode — in which Amaro (Danny Pino) is arrested after assaulting an acquitted sex offender — to the final moments of last week’s episode. “All the anger he has towards his wife, all the anger he has towards guys who have gotten away with crimes, it all gets projected onto [Josh Malina's character] and he just snapped,” Leight says. “We had little moments in this season where you saw these different guys under pressure. Three years into his job, he hasn’t figured out how to deal with the stresses of SVU.”
Subsequently, Wednesday’s season finale (9/8c, NBC) will pick up with Amaro behind bars and on the verge of losing his job. “What’s hard for him is that there’s not much he can do to save his job. He snapped, he beat somebody up,” Leight says. “He broke the law and he’s dispirited and imprisoned when we see him. He’s not fighting to save himself the way he has in the past. At some point, Rollins visits him in prison and she says, ‘People are trying to help you, but you got to take their hand.’ Both Rollins and Munch do what they can to defend him because he’s not really defending himself.”
Although the episode will feature the celebrated return of veteran squad member Munch (Richard Belzer), who served as Amaro’s mentor before retiring earlier this season, most eyes will probably be on the scenes between Amaro and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) after the reveal two weeks ago that the two are — or should we say were? — sleeping together. “We didn’t linger on it, but these things happen,” Leight says of the surprise pairing.
Leight defended the “Rollaro” pairing despite the negative reaction by some fans who were, as he says, “personally offended” by the story line after years of longing glances (and nothing more) between Benson and Stabler (Christopher Meloni). “I think they’re both having a hard year and sometimes, there’s a port in the storm, somebody else is having a bad year and you work together,” he says. “Is it partners with benefits? Is it just blowing off steam? Do they care for each other more than we want to admit? We don’t know too much of it.”
But obviously Amaro has much bigger problems to deal with at the moment. “If he gets a speeding ticket, he’s off the force. He’s basically as close to losing his job as you can possibly be,” Leight says. “So if he survives it, it’s not going to be any sort of a picnic for him.”
Read the complete article at TV Guide.
Tonight’s episode of SVU was definitely intense! I feel so awful for Nick and just want to give him a hug! And now I’m scared for him! Kudos to Danny for doing such a great job! Here is the promo for the season finale, next week.