"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"
(X) "SCORCHED EARTH"
12/28/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) INVESTIGATES WHEN A HOTEL MAID (GUEST STAR ANIKA NONI ROSE) ACCUSES A POWERFUL ITALIAN DIPLOMAT (GUEST STAR FRANCO NERO) OF RAPE
The detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called to the scene when a hotel maid (Rose) reports being assaulted by Italian diplomat Robert Distasio (Nero.) Bureau Chief Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) and ADA Alex Cabot (Stephanie March) prosecute the high-profile case, which quickly grows more complicated as the maid's credibility is publicly questioned. Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the Manhattan SVU from Atlanta, while Benson (Hargitay) struggles to cope with the fall-out from the shooting in the precinct. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), and Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch.)