On next week’s new episode of Law & Order: SVU, on NBC at 9/8c, Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) guest stars as a rape victim, Vicki, who is brought into the hospital initially claiming she has been attacked multiple times by the same man. Detectives Benson and Stabler are determined to help her, but she lives in such terror that she then denies she has been raped at all and refuses to submit to a rape kit. As Benson looks for a way to help, she is horrified to learn that there are police precincts and evidence labs across the country that never test their rape kits at all. The investigation soon leads her to Los Angeles where she meets Detective Rex Winters (guest star Skeet Ulrich, Jericho), who has information that could finally help Vicki get justice. This episode is the introduction of the new NBC drama, Law & Order: Los Angeles.
This is a special episode, focused on Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation. To read more about the foundation, as well as the questions and answers with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Law & Order: SVU Executive Producer Neal Baer, and Sarah Tofte from the Joyful Heart Foundation, jump with us! Continue reading