LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT: Danny Pino to Return for Episode 500 - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT: Danny Pino to Return for Episode 500

September 27, 2021 by  

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LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT has nabbed an important guest star for its milestone 500th episode, “The Five Hundredth Episode,” Give Me My Remote has learned: Danny Pino!

Pino, who played Detective Nick Amaro, was a series regular on the long-running NBC drama from 2011-2015. Amaro was frequently partnered with now-Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), but also had a complicated personal relationship with Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish).

Professionally, Amaro left the NYPD due to essentially being stagnant: after a string of run-ins with IAB (and an injury from a shooting), he reluctantly had to face there was no possibility to move upward in the department. Instead, he decided to move to California to be closer to his kids.

In 2019, Pino indicated he was up to return to the series.

“Look, Amaro is still alive,” he said at the time. “I’m not sure where any of that stands, but I’m very happy on my end…But I love Amaro. And I love what he stood for. I love his complications [and] his inconsistencies. I really enjoyed that. And I think [showrunner] Warren [Leight] is a true singular talent, so I was happy to see that he that he came back. I see SVU as family that lives on the other side of the country, that I keep an eye on and I wish the best for. I’m so proud of being a small part of that legacy.”

The 500th episode will air later this season.

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