Law & Order: SVU‘s Detective Olivia Benson is no stranger to trauma, but this season, her experience reached another level thanks to William Lewis (guest star Pablo Schreiber). Lewis, a psychotic killer and rapist, set his sights on Benson a while back, even kidnapping her at one point. And despite his arrest earlier this season, Lewis was back in the most recent episode, when he went after a young girl to lure Benson back in.
His plan worked, but what Benson didn’t expect was that his plan would end with a good old-fashioned round of Russian Roulette. Lewis forced a tied up Benson to play along with him, putting a gun to her own head and pulling the trigger twice, before the last bullet ended up being directed toward him. And in a shocking moment, he put his head next to Benson’s just as he pulled the trigger, killing himself and ending her nightmare once and for all.
Or so we thought. In a first look from this week’s episode, it seems Benson’s nightmare isn’t quite over. There are questions surrounding Lewis’ suicide, and the simple solution seems to be for Benson to claim she killed him in self defense.
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