Mariska Hargitay Has Her Last Dance With Pablo Schreiber
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
For those of you who did not catch last night’s intense episode of Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit you definitely missed out!
During the episode, titled Beast’s Obsession, William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber) returns to traumatize Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), once again.
Since the season 14 finale, when Benson finally escapes from Lewis, we have seen her struggling to cope with life, and looking over her shoulder for Lewis at every turn. Benson was finally starting to feel safe, and move on from the torture he put her through, when Lewis manages to escape from prison. His one goal and obsession is to get Benson back in his grasps.
Even though a protective detail has been placed on her at all times, Lewis will stop at nothing to have Benson back where he wants her … dead.
After his escape, Lewis goes on a killing spree and takes a young girl Amelia (Lily Pilblad) hostage. “Everything he’s doing from his escape on is meant to lure Olivia to a confrontation with him and she knows it. And he knows it. The NYPD has her on a protective detail and even so, it’s one of those ‘they’ve had this date from the beginning’ kind of climaxes,” Warren Leight, SVU executive producer, told E! News.
As to be expected, Lewis finally gets his hands back on Benson and tries to force her to admit that she perjured herself on the stand during his trial. He attempts to rape her, and plays Russian roulette with her life. At the end of the very climatically charged episode, Lewis takes his own life, and leaves Benson covered in his blood.
So, is Lewis really dead? Is the horror finally over? According to Leight, Lewis is dead and will not be returning. Benson had her last dance with Lewis and finally won the battle. “He’s not coming back. I can now affirm that fact. We have a morgue scene in the next episode…the hand isn’t going to reach up from the grave or anything like that,” Leight revealed.
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