Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'

Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'

The successful NBC spinoff series hit a big milestone during this season – namely, its 200th episode – and it had an appropriately special guest star for it. Robin Williams earned an Emmy nomination for a now-rare television appearance as a man prompted by personal tragedy to ruffle the feathers of authority ... a situation causing particular trouble for Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).

The season also includes guest turns by Cynthia Nixon, Aidan Quinn and (as a potential beau for Mariska Hargitay's Detective Olivia Benson) Bill Pullman. *** (Not rated: AS, P, V)

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