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Video: SVU Stars Say the Finale Is One of the Darkest Episodes Yet

Robyn Ross
May 14, 2013
Danny Pino and Mariska Hargitay | Photo Credits: Eric Leibowitz/NBC
Danny Pino and Mariska Hargitay | Photo Credits: Eric Leibowitz/NBC

Law & Order: SVU fans, prepare yourselves for one of the darkest episodes yet.

On the Season 14 finale (Wednesday, May 22, 9/8c), the squad is trying to put away a sociopath (played by Pablo Schreiber) who is outsmarting them at every turn. By the end, Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is in a very precarious situation.

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"The finale starts off in a very causal tone where we're all on a day off," Danny Pino told TVGuide.com at the NBC upfront red carpet. "Then it slowly gets darker and darker, and by the end of the episode, it's about as dark as the episodes have ever gotten [and] I don't know if [Amaro] can help Benson."

Also in the video, Kelli Giddish talks about the tough run her character has had more recently, but adds that she's happy that the arc gave her the opportunity to shoot some touching scenes with Ice T.

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"There were a couple of really sweet scenes," Giddish says. "I love having Ice as a partner. I come home every day with a quote from him. My friends are sick of hearing about Ice T, but then I'm like, 'No listen to this' and they're like, 'That is wise, man.'"

Watch the video for more from Pino and Giddish, as well as Dann Florek's and Richard Belzer's takes on the finale. Plus: Pino names the biggest diva on set.