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So what's next for Rollins and Amaro? been going on or get more information about their relationship in the last two episodes It is a squad room full of inquisitive, instinctual detectives who have a nose for things being off. how Rollins' relationship with Benson will change and why Amaro is premiere of Law & Order: SVU revealed that Detective Rollins (Kelli. Nicolas Amaro is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Benson ends up working the case with Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish). When Cassidy's lawyer questions him, Amaro is forced to reveal that he had a romantic relationship with the sister of a drug lord he was investigating.
When Amaro hears Zara is not coming and Maria hangs up on him, he punches his locker while everyone in the squad room watches in stunned silence. Rollins tells him to take breath, but Amaro tells her not to tell him what to do. As Amaro walks off, Rollins walks to her desk and tells Fin not to say it. Benson sees Fin looking at a web site of celebrity photos in a state of undress and asks if that is work related.
He explains someone hacked celebrity nude photos and says some of the celebs are under age which makes it child porn. She tells him to wrap it up and if he finds anything to have TARU trace it. They glare at each other. They then see AJ dragging Paula into the parking lot, unconscious.
Benson walks out of her office when she sees them still looking at the web site and testily asks if this is the new celebrity nude task force. Fin says AJ is a sports hero and you know how this goes. Benson asks them to find if there is any video of what happened in between and when Amaro says he does not see it anyway, he suggests contacting the garage. Benson tells them to call the local precinct and find out what really happened and she will call the Chief.
Fin questions that she wants them to investigate, and Benson says after Ray Rice and the others, if it looks like domestic violence, they follow up, before this becomes news. Amaro and Rollins are at the precinct speaking with an officer and find the couple was arrested at the scene. Rollins argues Paula was woozy and missing a shoe and looked roughed up.
They hear that Paula declined medical attention; AJ was polite and Paula was contrite. They were not interviewed separately. Amaro sees a football autographed by AJ and says he gets it. The officer says some low life leaked the video to RedChan and now they want to Monday morning quarterback? Rollins explains they are trying to figure out why no charges were filed.
The officer says it was adjourned, contemplating dismissal. He says if they have a problem they can take it up with the DA. Benson and Fin take the video to Barba, who says that out of context the video is disturbing but it does not contradict the police report sent to the ADA.
The ADA is green, but good. They discuss what the precinct did and the outcome and says this is the deal he gave when the victim refuses to cooperate. He asks since they are celebrities should he have given them anti-preferential treatment?
Barba says he takes her word all the time. He adds the deal is moot, a deal was offered and a lawyer said no. He is probably worried about PR and doing community service so he gets away with everything. Barba states there is not a lot here, asking if there is any footage from the stairwell. Fin explains Amaro and Rollins are tracking it down, and Benson adds they will know what they are going to see: He knocked her out.
Barba asks with sarcasm why not convict him now? Barba says in certain ways he does not disagree — Benson says she hates it when people say that — and Barba goes on, saying since AJ did not take the offer, the case is still open.
He tells Benson to find the video or get Paula to change her story. When their son walks in and tosses a football to Fin, Paula calmly chastises him for coming in while grownups are talking, and when the boy presses on, AJ shouts at him and the boy looks scared and goes to his room. While they talk about their son, Paula interjects a comment an AJ gives her an angry look. Benson makes the excuse to use the rest room to separate Paula and AJ. Fin says his Sergeant wants to double check everything and asks AJ to walk him through it.
He is just trying to make sure everything stays within the hash marks. Meanwhile, Benson tries to get Paula to give her more information but Paula insists she had been drinking and she tripped.
The garage claims they erase their security cache every 7 days. Benson asks then how did the first video ends up at RedChan after 6 weeks after the event, saying they are lying and tells them to get a search warrant to find out what went down in that stairwell.
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Fin comments IF something went down in that stairwell. Benson thinks Paula is covering for him, reminding Fin that he saw it. Fin replies he was terrified of his mother and Rollins adds she was raised the same way. Benson questions now they are making cultural exemptions? Amaro says his father went after him with his fist and it taught him you never lay a hand on a child or a woman. Rollins says it is possible AJ could have been fending her off and both Benson and Amaro do not agree.
Rollins states this changes everything. Benson is apologetic to Paula about the video, explaining there is no shield law for domestic violence victims. Paula states she is not a victim. Counselor Calhoun wants to speak with her clients and when Benson says she wants to speak with the separately, Calhoun explains she brought a second attorney, Brian, so they will both have counsel. AJ explains Paula was stumbling and could have hurt herself and had to stop her. Benson questions it was with his fist, and he admits he also had a few.
Paula says AJ was trying to protect her; they already told the NYPD what happened and they are putting it behind them. Benson is surprised Barba wants to plead this down, adding AJ should be in jail.
Barba agrees, but feels AJ is personable and charismatic, Paula supports him and the jury will want to forgive him. Benson sarcastically says he is right, they should just slap him on the wrists and send him home. Barba and Benson are in the interrogation room with AJ and Calhoun who says AJ was defending himself but if they want to make a reasonable offer she will hear them out.
Barba suggest assault 3, 90 days, and Calhoun says no jail time and hours of community service. Benson says AJ will have to do a lot more than pick up garbage with a pointed stick for this one. Calhoun is stunned, asking that Barba wants them to plead to a felony? AJ stands up and says he would never hurt Paula and she will back him up. Calhoun adds they heard they man; they will see them in court. Barba tells them tomorrow at 9AM.
At arraignment court part 5 on Thursday, November 13, AJ pleads not guilty and Barba asks for remand. AJ looks to Paula and smiles.
Afterwards, Benson enters the ladies room where Paula is already there and tries to get her to talk but Paula sticks to her story. Benson warns Paula it will happen again. Benson says she is concerned about the safety of her and her son and is not concerned about the public perception of black men.
Calhoun enters and cuts any change of this off, telling Benson she should know better than to talk to Paula without her counsel. Calhoun takes Paula away. Paula thinks some people have an interest in her being the victim and that is not going to happen. Benson and Barba watch on as Paula takes responsibility for provoking AJ. She adds they are working on their issues and asks for privacy. Show, she interviews AJ and Paula who tell their fans now to believe the gutter press and not to believe the haters.
Meanwhile, Benson, at home with Noah, is on the phone with Barba who says this is the next stop on the apology tour. Barba and Benson watch as Paula states AJ proposed and they are getting married later that day.
At a later date in court, a doctor testifies for the prosecution about the science behind the force of the blow AJ gave to Paula and the punch could have killed her but she got lucky. Calhoun cross examines him and brings out that the doctor never examined Paula and his speculation is based on a grainy black and white video and an algorithm. She also brings out the fact that Paula shows no sign of neurological injury at the time or later.
Benson is testifying for the prosecution, stating it is not uncommon for victims of domestic violence to say it is their fault or to refuse to testify. Some are emotionally or financially dependent on their abusers or scared of reprisals. They are most at risk when the victim goes against their abuser or tries to leave. Under cross examination, Calhoun gets Benson to admit that Paula did not show fear nor did she cite financial dependence as reasons not to testify. Benson says that is not what she saw in the video.
Calhoun mentions her client has expressed regret and will get anger management and spiritual counseling. Benson comments she has heard that before. Calhoun asks Benson if she believes in the rehabilitative powers of anger management, and Benson replies not always, no. Calhoun brings up the situation where a detective in her squad beat up a civilian who recently returned to active duty after a short stint in anger management. I'll put it this way: It's not a regular run-of-the-mill, 9-to-5 job.
It is a squad room full of inquisitive, instinctual detectives who have a nose for things being off. So what is happening behind the scenes may begin to pique certain characters' interests.
But at the same time, you're dealing with a former undercover cop and a cop who's been undercover before in Amaro and Rollins, so they're pretty good at hiding as well. I think that is one of the things that I'm looking forward to in the coming episodes; to really find out whether it is ever revealed.
I don't know whether it's ever revealed, but I do know that we have very smart detectives all around us. The smallest slip-up could blow the whole roof off of it. Warren Leight has said that the season finale is a big episode for your character.
What can you tease about what Amaro will be going through? In the finale, Amaro stands to lose not only his family, but his career.
And it could happen that quickly and that easily, and it's only his current friends and perhaps some very close friends from the past who he has to rely on to get him out of the situation. So will Laura Benanti return for that episode? Laura Benanti will be in the episode prior, in the penultimate episode. What can you say about Maria and Amaro's dynamic?
He's positive and he feels that he is going to be able to bring his family back under the same roof ultimately. He's resolved to make that happen. He's one of those people, and I feel like maybe a lot of us are, that when things are crumbling around you, all you want to do is restore where you find the most peace at all costs.
That relationship with Maria and Zara, his daughter — they represent peace to him. Then again, he is not clear-eyed in his perception of what Maria's intentions are, which only leads to disappointment and for him to act out, which is what gets him in trouble in the finale. It's been a big year for your character not only because of the family issues that he's been dealing with, but also because of the shooting. What kind of impact have these events had on Amaro?
Amaro, certainly from the beginning, is a cop who likes to dot his i's and cross his t's and do everything the right way.
Shooting the unarmed teenager was a pivotal moment for him. It was an example of his not being able to control certain situations and his frustration in that. That has certainly caused a stress at work. It's driven his family away from him.
He worked narcotics, and he was in the warrants bureau prior to coming to SVU. Narcotics, undercover, warrants — these are high-stress situations and he was able to maintain his family, and have some level of some happiness. It was only upon coming into SVU that things started to crumble around him personally. The things that he sees everyday and the conversations he has to have everyday with survivors, perpetrators, witnesses leave an indelible mark on him and I think that's what Maria sees which is why I think she wanted to leave and take their daughter with her.
Amaro feels like he can keep all these balls in the air and that first ball that fell was shooting this teenager and after that, he lost his focus. He's really his worst enemy and the more he tries to stay above water, the more he struggles, the more he's actually harming himself.
In the finale, it's ultimately the relationships that he has around him, the friendships he has within the squad room that save him. Do you think he'll ever be able to get closure over the shooting?
I don't know if you ever get closure. I read a lot about police officers who shot unarmed victims, unarmed subjects and some of the things that I read were just after the shooting and then I was able to find some articles that interviewed these police officers several years after an incident and it's just not something you get over. That's what I love about our show.