After eight consecutive Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Drama, Mariska Hargitay was shut out of the competition last year -- but if the first look at the Law & Order: SVU season premiere is any indication, she's about to reclaim her front-runner title!
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The first part of the back-to-back two-hour premiere, titled Surrender Benson, picks up right where last year's shocking cliffhanger left off: with Detective Benson imprisoned by the malevolent William Lewis (played with ferocious intensity by Pablo Schrieber) in her apartment, seemingly with no hope of escape.
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And as you can tell from this just-released promo, things aren't looking good for the beloved TV detective ... although Hargitay did recently re-sign as a full-time cast member for season 15, so while she will likely escape his clutches, the question will become: At What Price?
Law & Order: SVU premieres September 25 at 10 p.m. on NBC.