A few days ago, NBC's police procedural legal drama series, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", or "Law & Order: SVU", just aired its tenth episode for season 18, which marks the show's 400th episode since it began airing.
The episode 10 of "Law & Order: SVU" season 18, with the title "Motherly Love", was reportedly different from all other television series celebrating an achievement or a milestone. According to TV Fanatic, instead of going for the ratings through adding a festive theme on its episode, the series went for simple and thrilling scenarios, with a captivating story that the audience and viewers reportedly engaged with until the end.
"Law & Order: SVU" season 18's previous episode featured actor Daniel Cosgrove as a guest star. The story involved a narcissistic and attention-seeking mother who has a son who was trying to recover from an incident which involved him shooting his classmate. Cosgrove played as the son's father and ex-husband of the troubled mother and wife.
To summarize, the 400th episode of "Law & Order" was an excellent representation of what the show was all about. All of the actors have reportedly played their part extra-ordinarilly which makes the episode special in a way. The fans have also apparently appreciated how the episode took light of the reality that the country has nowadays.
A report from Entertainment Weekly also discussed about the milestone "Law & Order: SVU" has achieved, not only for its current season but for the past 17 seasons as well. As per the source, the legal drama series is already two seasons shy from recording the longest-running scripted live-action series. Upon airing its 400th episode last Wednesday, the series is one of the eight television shows who did so for the past 40 years.
Actor Peter Scanavino, who portrays Dominick Carisi Jr. on the series, said in an nterview that "Law & Order" still has the vibrance and effectiveness it has been giving the fans since day one. Another star, Ice-T, who portrays Odafin "Fin" Tutuola said that the writers never ran out of exceptional stories, which is the reason why it has been in televisions for a long time now.
Fans and viewers of "Law & Order" SVU" are also reportedly hoping for more seasons from the series, and more inspiring stories from the episodes.