03/19/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : ALEC BALDWIN GUEST STARS IN MARISKA HARGITAY’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Renowned New York Ledger columnist Jimmy MacArthur (Baldwin) is given full access to Sergeant Benson (Hargitay) and the squad for an inside look at the city’s Special Victims Unit. When the rape case of a young Muslim woman (guest star Summer Bishil) escalates to a hate crime, Jimmy stays one step ahead of the investigation and declares the entire crime a hoax. With the victim under fierce public scrutiny, Benson struggles to keep the case on solid ground and fears a rapist will go free. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro), Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Tamara Tunie (M.E. Melinda Warner), Delaney Williams (Counselor John Buchanan), Leslie Odom Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott), Josh Pais (Hank Abraham), Nick Mennell (Elias Kemp Jr.) and Katie Couric (as herself).
03/12/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : ROLLINS’ GAMBLING ADDICTION COSTS HER MORE THAN MONEY WHEN A MISSTEP PUTS HER ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW
Detective Amanda Rollins’ (Kelli Giddish) addiction drives her to an illegal gambling club, where waitress Clare Wilson (returning guest star Stefanie Scott) recognizes her as a cop. To protect her job, Rollins strikes a deal with the club managers (guest stars Donal Logue and Sherri Saum) to make their illegal transgressions disappear. But when the debt isn’t paid to their liking, she doubles down and loses, forcing Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Detective Tutuola (Ice-T) to suspect one of their own of an unthinkable crime. Also starring Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro). Also guest starring Federico Dordei (Marcelo Guarana), Lothaire Bluteau (Anton Nadari) and Michael Potts (IAB Sgt. Cole Draper).
03/05/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : A COLLEGE RECRUIT FROM GEORGIA BECOMES A VICTIM OF TEAM HAZING AND VIOLENCE IN NEW YORK CITY
High school football star Cedric Jones (guest star Winston Duke) goes missing in New York City, and his uncle seeks help from their hometown friend, Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish). Though already committed to attending Georgia Tech, Cedric nevertheless accepted a free weekend recruiting trip from Hudson University’s football team. When the cops find him in jail, they suspect the truth may have led to a cruel prank that spiraled out of control. Sgt. Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) investigation into the football team and its popular coach (guest star Glenn Morshower) uncovers several victims of abuse, prejudice and hazing. Meanwhile, Rollins turns to an old friend to help deal with her escalating troubles. Also guest starring Greg Finley (Eddie Thorpe), Glenn Fleary (Larry Jones), Leigh-Ann Rose (Tanya) and Thomas Sadoski (Nate Davis). Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola) and Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro).
02/26/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : A COMEDIAN’S WORDS PROVE DANGEROUS WHEN A STUDENT IS ASSAULTED BY HIS FANS.
Popular comedian Josh Galloway (guest star Jonathan Silverman) is faced with student protestors after a set at Tompkins Square University. His demeaning jokes about women and rape become more serious when a student is assaulted by two of Galloway’s fans. Though Barba (Raúl Esparza) can’t arrest him for speaking his mind, he charges the SVU to find proof that Galloway’s actions reflect his words. When TSU student Carly Rydell (guest star Laura Slade Wiggins) accuses Galloway of rape, Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is happy to arrest him. But Barba finds major roadblocks in the he-said she-said case, and thinks Benson should have chosen her battle more carefully. Meanwhile, a detective from Chicago (guest star Sophia Bush) seeks help from the NYPD. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Elizabeth Marvel (Counselor Rita Calhoun), Skyler Day (Renee Clark) and Dean Winters (Detective Brian Cassidy).
02/05/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : A MISSING BOY LEADS TO A SHOCKING CONFESSION AND A RACE TO SAVE HIS LIFE
Tom Moore (guest star John Benjamin Hickey) arrives home from a business trip to find his young son, Nicky (guest star Duncan Nicholson), missing from his bed. With a history of behavioral problems, the cops suspect he wandered off alone, and the search becomes more urgent as the diabetic boy’s insulin pump runs out. But the investigation leads to something more dangerous when a criminal couple (guest stars Rosanna Arquette and Mark Boone Junior), known for child endangerment and pornography, is spotted with Nicky. With a child’s life on the line, the cops try to turn one suspect against the other before it’s too late. Meanwhile, a personal issue derails Sergeant Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) current course. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Jodie Markell (Lisa Moore), Josh Pais (Hank Abraham), Jessica Phillips (ADA Pippa Cox) and Bill Irwin (Dr. Peter Lindstrom).
Danny Pino was Bethenny today, check out the clip below.
Danny was on Fox & Friends this morning talking about his episode on Wednesday.
01/29/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : A TEENAGED ‘JULIET” GOES MISSING AND HER ‘ROMEO’ IS THE PRIME SUSPECT.
Sixteen year-old Avery Capshaw’s (guest star Fiona Robert) parents report her kidnapped, and the SVU finds signs of a party turned violent. Her boyfriend, Manny Montero (Juan Castano), is a scholarship student from the Projects, and though his family swears he’s on the right track, Amaro (Danny Pino) suspects he’s involved with a dangerous gang. When Manny refuses to talk, the cops are forced to arrest him, but the violence only escalates. Meanwhile, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is sworn in as the SVU’s new sergeant. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Armand Schultz (John Capshaw), Alex Hernandez (Carlos “O.G.” Hernandez), Teresa Yenque (Rosa Montero) and Olivia Ford (Marisol Pavel).
01/22/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : A TEENAGED RAPE VICTIM LEADS THE SVU TO AN FBI SEX TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATION AND CORRUPTION ACROSS STATE LINES. ALANA DE LA GARZA GUEST STARS.
The SVU teams up with federal prosecutor Connie Rubirosa (de la Garza) after an underage runaway is found raped and beaten under the Highline. The sex trafficking investigation leads to New Jersey strip club owner Perry Cannavaro (guest star Chaz Palminteri), who does all he can to keep the victim out of the SVU’s jurisdiction. When ADA Barba (Raúl Esparza) fails to get the help he needs from Jersey law enforcement, he suspects a cover-up involving some high ranking court officials. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Sargent Olivia Benson), Ice T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Stefanie Scott (Clare Wilson), Dayton Callie (Judge Dolan) and Bill Sage (Bobby Masconi).
01/15/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVE AMARO’S (DANNY PINO) BADGE IS ON THE LINE WHEN AN ARREST LEADS TO GUNFIRE.
Detectives Amaro (Pino) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) leave a party and stumble upon Officer McKenna (guest star Vicky Jeudy) in pursuit of a suspected drug dealer. A standoff leads to gunfire and the teenaged suspect is gravely wounded. While Amaro struggles to reconcile his by-the-book actions with his conscience, the SVU fights to keep Internal Affairs from jumping to conclusions. The case becomes a public spectacle and Amaro must decide if fighting for his badge is the best decision for his family. Meanwhile, Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) makes a surprise announcement. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Sergeant Benson) and Ice-T (Detective Tutuola). Also guest starring Greg Germann (Derek Strauss), Elizabeth Marvel (Rita Calhoun), Robert John Burke (Lt. Ed Tucker), Dean Winters (Brian Cassidy), Cathy Moriarty (Captain Toni Howard), Mary McCann (Didi Denzler), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Father Biobaku) and Mel Harris (Eileen Switzer).