Donald Trump-inspired Law & Order SVU episode rescheduled
The Donald Trump-inspired episode of Law & Order: SVU has a new date with destiny. Originally scheduled to air less than two weeks before Election Day, “Unstoppable” will now debut Nov. 16, according to The Futon Critic, eight days after ballots have been cast.
The fifth episode of SVU‘s 18th season features guest star Gary Cole (Veep) as a politician whose campaign goes haywire when several women go public with damaging accusations. In a promo for the episode, Cole’s character proclaims, “I’m a handsome, charming millionaire and women throw themselves at me.”
The line bears an uncanny similarity to a 2005 conversation between Trump and then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, which was leaked earlier this month and touched off a scandal. “I just start kissing [women],” Trump can be heard saying. “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab them by the p‑‑‑y. You can do anything.”
Since the release of the tape, multiple women have come forward and accused Trump of sexual misconduct. He has denied the claims and dismissed the leaked tape as locker room banter.
Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. See a promo for “Unstoppable” below.