‘Law & Order: SVU’ season 17, episode 3 preview: First promo for ‘Transgender Bridge’

Cast -We have made it past an epic two-hour season premiere of “Law & Order: SVU” that featured the return of Greg Yates and some shocking developments. With that in mind, what’s next? The series is going to be doing some of what it does next: Telling compelling crime stories impressed by relevant issues currently in the headlines.

The transgender rights movement have certainly been in the forefront really since the spring, when Caitlyn Jenner first broke into the news and inspired many to share their story. Unfortunately, there are going to be moments on next week’s “Transgender Bridge” that are not anywhere near so heartwarming. A transgender teen is hurt badly after being pushed off of a bridge, and the young man responsible for the crime has to face harsh punishment as a result. There are many questions about this case, including how to try him and also how the public will react to it.

In the event you want to see some other news in terms of what to expect (aside from the promo), the synopsis below gives you some further details:

“15 year-old Avery Parker (guest star Christopher Dylan White) walks home from school through Fort Tryon Park when she’s surrounded by a group of rowdy boys. Taunts and jokes intensify to pushing and shoving, leaving Avery in the hospital and three assailants under arrest. When the DA’s office decides to try one of the culprits, 15 year-old Darius McCrae (guest star Dante Brown), as an adult, the SVU squad agonizes over whether the punishment fits the crime, and must deal with the pain of both families involved. Starring Mariska Hargitay (Sgt. Olivia Benson), Ice T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi).”

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