Question: Is anything big happening to Mariska's character this season on Law & Order: SVU? Anything out of the ordinary?


Answer: The third episode of the season is built entirely around a telephone conversation between Benson and a girl being held captive. And from what I'm hearing, NBC should wrap it in some fancy paper and mail it off to Emmy voters now. Also, there'll be a big revelation about Stabler in the Oct. 9 episode, which features the return of Mary Stuart Masterson's shrink character. "After seven years, we're going to find out what lies behind Stabler's anger," previews exec producer Neal Baer.