Just when you thought that the troubles for the characters on “Law & Order: SVU” were going to simmer down a little bit following the trial of Olivia Benson, a shooting goes happens that could change everything.
When we spoke last year to Danny Pino, he teased that there was going to be a big episode coming up later this year themed around his character of Nick Amaro, where he was going through something significant. We think we have a pretty good idea now as to just what that is. We could try to describe the story, but we feel like the official synopsis below via NBC does the job more than adequately:
“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.”
Based on the promo below, this is going to be an episode where he really starts to question everything, and wonders if there is no escape. Even if he does manage to keep his job, there is still the emotional weight that comes with shooting someone so young.
What do you want to see on this episode, and do you think that there is any way that Amaro is actually going to move forward from this with his job still intact? Share your thoughts below, and click here if you want to read our review of tonight’s emotional episode. Also, be sure to click here if you want to get some more scoop on this and some of your other favorite shows via the CarterMatt newsletter.