Law & Order: SVU has returned to television in the new year to show more of the dedicated detectives investigating especially heinous crimes, but a new look at the next episode reveals that some confrontation is on the way that doesn't feature the perpetrator of the violent case of the week. Kat is going to have some words for Carisi in the scene (seen above) from the January 14 episode of SVU, and they might have been a long time coming if Carisi is right about Kat.

The next episode of Law & Order: SVU is called "Turn Me On Take Me Private," and it will see a role-play session on a cam website turn violent between a viewer and his idol. The above scene features Kat confronting Carisi over the perpetrator getting to defend himself in court, which involves the freedom to examine the victim's bedroom at the crime scene.

It's hard to blame Kat for being upset at the prospect of an alleged rapist in the bedroom of a victim, but Carisi at least seems to think there's more to her anger than just the case. He wants to know why Kat doesn't like him. The trailer for the episode shows that the victim said via the cam show that she wanted someone to sneak in and assault her, with the attacker believing that it was "role play," so it's not surprising that emotions might be running high between Special Victims and Carisi in the new episode.

Carisi's priorities as an A.D.A. can't be what they were at SVU, after all, and Kat didn't know Carisi back when he was an SVU detective. All things considered, aside from some nice moments with Rollins last week, 2021 hasn't been the easiest year for Carisi so far. He has struggled with separating his past with SVU from his new responsibilities as an A.D.A. before, and it's possible that Kat's anger and dislike will only complicate things further for him.

All things considered, it should be interesting to see if Law & Order: SVU delivers some answers about why Kat doesn't (or just seemingly doesn't) like Carisi. She spends much more of her time with Rollins, Fin, and Olivia than Carisi, and doesn't have the same kind of loyalty to Carisi as the others. Whatever happens, "Turn Me On Take Me Private" looks like an intense hour of television. Also appearing in the episode are John Waters, Eva Noblezada, and Alex Brightman.

Although SVU has had to make some changes to production and stories (including that cliffhanger) for Season 22, a lot has happened so far and there's a lot on the way to look forward to, not the least of which is the long-awaited return of Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler, whose reunion with Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson has been on many fan wish lists since he left at the end of Season 12. Despite all the complications, SVU landed some familiar faces to return this season as well as Stabler.

You can catch the "Turn Me On Take Me Private" episode of Law & Order: SVU on Thursday, January 14 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. For more viewing options now and in the coming weeks, be sure to check out our 2021 winter and spring premiere schedule.

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