The next new episode ofÂ Law & Order SVU is “Mask.” It is the episode featuring Jeremy Irons and AJ Cook as guest stars. Cook is no stranger to the procedural cop drama show. Up until this season, Cook played JJ on CBSÂ’Â Criminal Minds, but her character was written off the show with a promotion.
Â“Debbie Shields (AJ Cook) comes home to find her partner Ann Jackson being raped by a man wearing a haunting mask. Shields contacts AnnÂ’s father to notify him of her critical condition. As detectives Benson and Stabler interrogate AnnÂ’s father, Captain Jackson (Jeremy Irons), his sordid past is revealed filled with sexual and alcohol addiction. JacksonÂ’s new role as a sex therapist is hindering the detectives from getting the information they need to solve the case and if Jackson wonÂ’t comply, the detectives are going to have to get creative.Â” (SpoilerTV)
TheÂ promotional photos for this episode show Jeremy Irons as Captain Jackson. In the first two heÂ’s alone, but in the third it appears heÂ’s holding a group session for his clients.
The promo (below) begins with Jackson telling Stabler he canÂ’t violate therapist-patient privileges so he canÂ’t tell him what he knows about who attacked Ann. After a series of flashes of Ann being attacked, Stabler asks Jackson how his daughter will feel knowing Jackson was keeping her attackerÂ’s identity a secret. He tells Stabler, Â“donÂ’t you accuse me,Â” and then the promo switches over to clips of the search to find the attacker.
Jackson says he was Â“morally reprehensibleÂ” and he hopes Benson wonÂ’t ever have to feel how he does.
There is a short clip of AJ Cook (at 0:07) walking through double doors with Benson, presumably in the hospital.
Law & Order SVU will also be changing times on Wednesday nights, from 9PM to 10PM, with this episode.
Will you tune in to this episode ofÂ Law & Order SVU?
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