SVU plans Trump-inspired episode
Donald Trump said we need more law and order — and now he’s getting the SVU treatment.
EW has learned that an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which is known for its ripped-from-the-headlines stories, will feature a Trump-esque character.
Slated for Wednesday, Oct. 27, the episode is called “Unstoppable,” and here’s the logline: “A politician’s (Emmy nominated guest star Gary Cole) campaign goes haywire when several women go public with damaging accusations.”
New showrunner Rick Eid previously teased that the show may use the Republican presidential candidate for fodder. “It’s possible we will explore some sort of zeitgeist political-themed episode involving an iconoclastic candidate,” he said. “But I guess, overall, the idea is that we continue to be inspired by real events and topical events and things that are in the zeitgeist.” Earlier this season, SVU featured episodes inspired by the San Bernardino mass shooting and Netflix’s documentary series Making a Murderer.
The Trump-inspired episode comes after a 2005 tape of Trump and Billy Bush making graphic comments about women was released last week. During the debate, Trump brushed off the comments as “locker room talk.” Bush has been suspended from his gig at Today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.