_Spoilers beneath for anybody who hasn’t but watched the newest episode of Regulation & Order: SVU. _
After almost 20 seasons on the air, Regulation & Order: SVU nonetheless hasn’t misplaced its capacity to shock diehard followers, and lots of viewers have been left with their mouths agape after Brooke Shields made her highly anticipated arrival on the finish of the newest episode, titled “Contrapasso.” Of all of the characters that Shields may have entered the story portraying, she surprisingly introduced herself because the organic grandmother of Olivia Benson’s adopted son Noah, which throws a spark-prompting wrench into the combo. However though Shields is nicely conscious of how SVU followers view Benson’s enemies, she is not frightened about adverse suggestions.
However I believe what followers will perceive is that each of those lady even have a sound argument, and what does that imply? It’s about profitable? Is it about discovering the healthiest compromise? I am not there to interchange [Olivia]. I am not there to undermine or stamp her out, so I am not an adversary in that approach.
I am guessing this implies we can’t get to see the 2 characters get right into a bloody-knuckled battle of brute drive, with the winner taking authorized guardianship over Noah. In all probability a great factor for a number of completely different causes, particularly if Benson desires to come back out of this case together with her motherly relationship with Noah intact.
It was introduced a few months in the past that the sitcom-to-drama star Brooke Shields could be becoming a member of the Regulation & Order: SVU ranks, however with the small print behind that recurring function saved hush-hush. And now we all know why issues have been dealt with that approach, because the arrival of Sheila Porter is not going to do a lot to make Benson’s life extra stress-free and straightforward, particularly since she’ll be taking strides to realize some type of custody over Noah, who was believed to have zero residing kinfolk. It is a state of affairs that only a few may have predicted — particularly with recent mishaps already calling Benson’s maternal instincts into query. (Not that followers have any purpose to gripe about Dean Winters reappearing for no matter purpose.)
I completely get that Brooke Shields’ new character is not some hardened felony, filthy rapist or corrupt cop destined to maintain Benson in fixed hazard, and that she has her personal set of defendable rights to hunt custody of the orphaned Noah. And I see how, in concept, that stake in motherhood (or in grandmotherhood, on this case) ought to ideally have some Regulation & Order: SVU followers on Sheila’s aspect. However she’s completely attempting to separate Noah and Benson aside, all whereas Benson is having to wrap her head across the information that Ellie had lied about each of her dad and mom being useless.
In response to TVLine, we’ll be seeing fairly a little bit of Sheila within the coming weeks, and we’re doubtless going to see some parallels to the final time Benson went via this sort of emotional wreckage. Bear in mind some years in the past when she was quickly the authorized guardian for the younger boy Calvin, who ended up getting taken away and despatched to dwell along with his grandparents? The state of affairs clearly is not precisely the identical, however there’s sufficient similarities, and we’re assuming Brooke Shields is not going to come back out of this recurring look unscathed by the fanbase.
With Jack McCoy returning to the fold this season, there’s so much to chunk into, and Brooke Shields is hoping she’s secure from all that biting. Followers desirous to see how this case shakes out know to tune into NBC each Wednesday night time at 9:00 p.m. ET. And for everybody needing a rundown of all the brand new and returning reveals hitting primetime and past within the upcoming months, head to our fall TV premiere schedule.