‘Law & Order: SVU’ season 16, episode 10 video: Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish, and the truth

Law & Order: SVU logoIt has been a little while since new episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” aired on NBC, but come Wednesday night, you will have an opportunity to see the story continue with “Forgiving Rollins.” Based on the new sneak peek we have for you below, it is pretty clear that a rough ride is ahead for Kelli Giddish’s character.

Rollins clearly has a past with Deputy Chief Patton from Atlanta, and it dates back to when he sexually assaulted her. For the rest of her career, she kept what really happened a secret, more than likely as a means to ensure that she did not find herself ever in danger of hurting her career. Do we think that it would have happened had she come clean? In a perfect world, not at all; unfortunately, we have learned that this is also far from a perfect world.

So while Benson (Mariska Hargitay) questions a woman who has turned out to be Patton’s latest victim, you can see Rollins standing off in silence, watching everything unfold. She knows that eventually, this could lead to her having to admit the truth, and then also some questions about how she can work in this job, and yet keep something so important from her past a secret. Ultimately, this all traces back to the title of the episode, which does give us hope that Rollins will ultimately be forgiven for not coming forward sooner.

One other thing to look for in here? Hopefully a tour de force performance from Harry Hamlin in a role that has to be a pretty difficult one for anyone to play.

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