The tone remains the same for the "SVU" finale this week, centered around an accused rapist, corrections officer Gary Munson (Brad Garrett from "Everybody Loves Raymond"), and his many victims -- including his wife, Lisa, played by Karina Logue.
The Huffington Post has an exclusive clip of this week's episode, which shows Lisa asking Lieutenant Olivia Benson for help escaping her violent husband:
"I read the season finale and I was so deeply moved and deeply inspired. I couldn't put it down ... couldn't stop crying," Mariska Hargitay told E! News at a Variety event in April. "After doing a show for this long, there are these moments that come up that are so earned and so painful."
The actress/director added, "For Olivia, something very tragic happens and something so beautiful happens, which is so much like life, right? It's that marriage of joy and pain and all of it, living in the question and gray. Gray, gray, gray, which 'SVU' is so amazing at. I'm hooked and excited."
Tune into "SVU" Wednesday, May 25, at 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC.