The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit squad tries to stop a growing scandal when Captain Donald Cragen is arrested for murder in the season premiere. According to NBC: “In the season 14 premiere, the SVU squad is reeling from the fallout after Captain Cragen (Florek) wakes up with a dead escort – a potential witness in an SVU case – in his bed. Tensions run high at the precinct as the detectives contend with District Attorney Paula Foster’s (guest star Paget Brewster) investigation of Cragen, as well as the arrival of a tough new captain, Steven Harris (guest star Adam Baldwin.) Brian Cassidy (guest star Dean Winters) treads an increasingly narrow line as an undercover cop in Bart Ganzel’s (guest star Peter Jacobson) escort organization, as Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) struggles with the case and his marriage.”
The squad rallies around the Captain, although there do seem to be some doubts as to whether he’s guilty, at least from Amaro’s point of view. Was Cragen framed? Can his detectives prove it?
Tune in to the season premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on Wednesday, September 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.