‘Law & Order:SVU’ Spoilers: Meet the New Team Member; A Not So Happy Rollins Family Reunion

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Law & Order:SVU’ Spoilers: Meet the New Team Member; A Not So Happy Rollins Family Reunion
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT — “Maternal Instincts” Episode 17006 — (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

“Law & Order: SVU” Season 17 Episode 6 “Maternal Instincts”  will air on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. It seems like the Manhattan Special Victims Unit will be finding themselves with a lot on their hands as they welcome a new member to their team, who will assist them with a rather musical case for the week; and as a small Rollins family reunion goes awry in the worst way possible. WARNING: This article will contain spoilers for “Law & Order: SVU” Season 17 Episode 6 “Maternal Instincts”. Read on to learn more about the new team member and the case of the week, and to learn more about Detective Amanda Rollins’ (Kelli Giddish) mother, and to learn more as to what kind of new trouble her younger sister is putting her into.

Coming off from last week’s episode, it was only a matter of time before fans and viewers would meet Lieutenant Olivia Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) new second in command, Sergeant Mike Dodds (Andy Karl), who was forced upon their team by his father, Deputy Chief Dodds (Peter Gallagher). True enough, Sergeant Mike Dodds will be making his first appearance in this Wednesday’s episode.


According to TV Line, who released a sneak preview clip of his first few minutes at work, it seems that he will not be getting a warm welcome. It was especially as they all know that he had been placed there by his father.

However, it won’t take long for him to begin to prove his worth and value to the team as they, according to the official press release released on Spoiler TV, are immediately called upon to investigate a rape case in which a known violinist, portrayed by Elizabeth A. Davis, accused her colleague, Anton Grasnikov (Zach McGowan), a flutist on tour with them, of assaulting her.

However, things get a little bit complicated after Anton reveals to them that he had been robbed of his flute, as seen in one of the sneak peek videos released on Spoiler TV, and in turn, accuses a hired escort of robbing and drugging him.

According to another sneak peek on Spoiler TV, Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) will then be placed in a difficult situation after discovering that one of their suspects is her younger sister, Kim Rollins (Lindsay Pulsipher), who had gotten her into trouble before,  as  she had been caught selling Anton’s flute to a pawnshop in Harlem.


To make matters worse,  according to the press release, Amanda’s mother, who will be portrayed by Virginia Madsen, is in town, as she is there to throw a baby shower for Amanda and to help her in the final stages of her pregnancy.

What do you think of the newest member of the team, Sergeant Mike Dodds? What do you think will happen to the Rollins sisters? Will Kim ever learn her lesson and stop putting Amanda in difficult situations? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was all for the updates and spoilers  for “Law & Order: SVU” Season 17 Episode 6 “Maternal Instincts.”

Photo Source: NBC Official Website/Law & Order: SVU/Photo by Will Hart/NBC


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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.