Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges returns to NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for the season finale, along with guest star appearances by Star Jones Reynolds, Steven Weber, Nancy Grace, LisaGay Hamilton, Ernest Waddell, Vincent Spano, Judith Light, Michael Weston. In addition, Adam Beach makes his debut as new Special Victims Unit Detective ‘Chester Lake’ in the episode, titled “Screwed” (Tuesday, May 22nd at 10 pm ET/PT).
Bridges, in a powerful performance reprising his role as Darius Parker, the step-son of Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola (Ice-T) and son of Teresa Randall (Hamilton) is on trial, a year later for the brutal murder of a woman and her baby, wreaking havoc for the detectives in the SVU. Parker is back to settle a score with his family and is now represented by defense attorney Matthew Greyson (Weber) a former police officer, who has an incredible record for getting his clients cleared. Star Jones Reynolds and Nancy Grace appear in the episode as the case gains momentum in the media. The two personalities appear as themselves offering their opinions on the case.
“It’s so cool to be returning to work with the ‘Law & Order: SVU’ family. My first experience was so great and I am honored that they have asked me to return for the season finale. Once again, the amazing script and the talented cast immediately made me accept their offer. I look forward to reprising my role on the show and giving the audience a big bang finale that they will never forget!” said Bridges.
In guest starring on SVU, Reynolds said, “‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ is my favorite show on television, I have never missed an episode since its premiere. When I was asked to appear on the show I immediately accepted the honor without hesitation. I am very excited to work alongside the incredibly talented cast and crew of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ as well as the brilliant Dick Wolf.”
Film star Adam Beach makes his return to the SVU as Detective Chester Lake, but this time for good. As there is unseen chaos in the SVU, Det. Lake is brought in to the SVU to help out permanently. Beach’s character, Chester Lake, was first introduced to the series earlier this season when he joined forces with Det. Odafin Tutola (Ice-T) to track down a rapist who had struck in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Additionally, all reprising their roles on SVU are Judith Light as Judge Elizabeth Donnelly, Vincent Spano as FBI Agent Dean Porter, Ernest Waddell as Ken Randall, and Michael Weston as Simon Marsden.
“Screwed” was written by veteran writer/producer Judith McCreary who has worked on the show for years. Mariska Hargitay, Chris Meloni, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, B.D. Wong, Diane Neal and Tamara Tunie also star in “Law & Order: SVU.”
Executive producers for “Law & Order: SVU” are Dick Wolf, Neal Baer, Ted Kotcheff and Peter Jankowski “Law & Order: SVU” is produced by Wolf Films in association with NBC Universal Television Studio.