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LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT: Warren Leight Reflects on the Unexpected Lewis Arc

September 20, 2019 by  
Filed under Law & Order, SVU

SVU William Lewis

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT — “Surrender Benson” Episode 1501 — Pictured: (l-r) Pablo Schreiber as Lewis, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson — (Photo by: Michael Parmelee/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Over the past 20 seasons of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT’s Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) has gone through more traumatic situations (and, to be fair, a few good ones!) than most humans. But after all of these years, her prolonged entanglement with Willam Lewis (Pablo Schreiber) remains one of the most twisted.

Lewis first crossed paths with the then-detective through a seemingly routine investigation. But his manipulative ways soon became apparent, and things escalated when Lewis kidnapped and tortured/assaulted Benson. But that ended up being just the beginning of his impact on her life.

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