“Law & Order: SVU” ended last season on one of the spring’s more surprising cliffhangers: At the end of a twisty case involving rival escort services and their high-profile clients, Capt. Cragen (Dann Florek) woke up next to the dead body of one of the escorts (Pippa Black).

The show’s Season 14 premiere will deal with the fallout from that incident — and it’s not good for Cragen. In this promo for the Sept. 26 season premiere — which you can see exclusively on Zap2it; it begins airing on NBC Saturday (Sept. 8) — you’ll see Cragen in a jail-issued orange jumpsuit and everyone on edge about whether he’s really culpable in the woman’s death. Even Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) looks like she has her doubts.

Several of the guest stars from last season’s finale, including Ron Rifkin as a powerful defense attorney and Dean Winters as former SVU Detective Brian Cassidy, will return for the premiere, which airs Sept. 26. (Incidentally, we’re guessing Amaro (Danny Pino) is talking about Cassidy when he says, “I’m telling you, he’s crossed over.”) The teaser also includes a glimpse at Paget Brewster in her guest role as the DA’s lead investigator on the Cragen case.

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(Also, anyone else have a brief “Alias” flashback with Rifkin’s line “You just don’t know how deep this goes”?)

“SVU” opens its 14th season on NBC with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 26. You can see all the premiere dates in Zap2it’s fall calendar.

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Posted by:Rick Porter