Warning: This post contains spoilers for the May 22 episde of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
When's the last time you've been personally victimized by a TV show? Was it May 22, during the Season 14 finale of "Law and Order: SVU"? That's what we thought. Well, you weren't alone.
In addition to "SVU's" official Twitter account, the likes of star Mariska Hargitay and Debra Messing joined in to witness one of the biggest cliffhangers of the series' history. Dean Winters (probably best known as Ryan O'Reilly from "Oz" or as Liz Lemon's ex-boyfriend Dennis on "30 Rock") returned to "SVU" to help the team identify a man arrested for exposing himself in Central Park. Unfortunately for all involved, the suspect (who burned off his fingertips! Is he trying to emulate the Men In Black?) managed to outwit the gang and eventually ended up in Detective Benson's apartment.
The last scene of the episode? He pulls a gun on her, and the screen cuts to black. "Executive Producer: Dick Wolf."
And now you can understand why Twitter went wild.
Of course, part of the mania stems from the news that Hargitay has yet to ink a deal to return to "Law and Order" for Season 15. However, according to the actress's tweets, this will hardly be the last anyone sees of everyone's favourite "SVU" detective (thank goodness):
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