In the powerful star-studded season finale of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
, episode "Screwed" (Tuesday, May 22, 10 PM ET/PT), actor/rapper Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges
returns. Also guest starring are Star Jones Reynolds
, Steven Weber
, Nancy Grace
, LisaGay Hamilton, Ernest Waddell, Vincent Spano
, Judith Light
, Michael Weston. In addition, Adam Beach
makes his debut as new Special Victims Unit Detective 'Chester Lake.'
Bridges, in a powerful performance reprising his role as Darius Parker, the step-son of Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola and son of Teresa Randall is on trial, a year later for the brutal murder of a woman and her baby, wreaking havoc for the detectives in the SVU. Parker is back to settle a score with his family and is now represented by defense attorney Matthew Greyson a former police officer, who has an incredible record for getting his clients cleared. Star Jones Reynolds and Nancy Grace appear in the episode as the case gains momentum in the media. The two personalities appear as themselves offering their opinions on the case.
"It's so cool to be returning to work with the Law & Order: SVU family. My first experience was so great and I am honored that they have asked me to return for the season finale. Once again, the amazing script and the talented cast immediately made me accept their offer. I look forward to reprising my role on the show and giving the audience a big bang finale that they will never forget!" Said Bridges.
In guest starring on SVU, Reynolds said, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is my favorite show on television, I have never missed an episode since its premiere. When I was asked to appear on the show I immediately accepted the honor without hesitation. I am very excited to work alongside the incredibly talented cast and crew of Law &Order: SVU as well as the brilliant Dick Wolf."
Film star Adam Beach makes his return to the SVU as Detective Chester Lake, but this time for good. As there is unseen chaos in the SVU, Det. Lake is brought in to the SVU to help out permanently. Beach's character, Chester Lake, was first introduced to the series earlier this season when he joined forces with Det. Odafin Tutola to track down a rapist who had struck in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Additionally, all reprising their roles on SVU are Judith Light as Judge Elizabeth Donnelly, Vincent Spano as FBI Agent Dean Porter, Ernest Waddell as Ken Randall, and Michael Weston as Simon Marsden.