‘Law & Order: SVU’ season 16 spoilers: Another ‘Forgiving Rollins’ script tease

Law & Order: SVU logoIt may be a relatively quiet weekend in the world of TV news, but why not cap off this Sunday with a new script tease for “Law & Order: SVU”?

This latest slice of scoop comes courtesy of executive producer Warren Leight on Twitter (see HERE), and it focuses on what is going to be the focus for the January 7 return “Forgiving Rollins”: Deputy Chief Patton, and his history with Kelli Giddish’s character. His terrible actions were left as a cliffhanger, and now that we know what he is capable of, some of his other moves, including the rape kit backlog in Atlanta, are suddenly less surprising.

As for whether or not he can be brought down, a good percentage of it is going to depend on how active and committed Rollins is to speaking the truth, and doing her best to ensure that there are no further victims of what she went through. The fact that they have Harry Hamlin in the Patton role makes everything a little more compelling, mostly because he has the chops to pull this off, and he can play a great menacing character with dark secrets underneath the surface. (Also, we love him on “Mad Men” as Cutler.”)

The line within this script that stands out the most to us is Benson’s at the tail end, mostly because there is to this day something still awesome about watching Mariska Hargitay’s character share a casual greeting with someone she is trying to figure out and eventually take down.

(Photo: NBC.)

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