Mama Bear Benson is out in full force in the Wednesday, Oct. 4 episode of Law & Order: SVU. In the above sneak peek, Mariska Harigtay's Olivia Benson is put through quite an experience. No, it's not torture at the hands of William Lewis, but her parental abilities are in question.
In the Law & Order: SVU season 19 premiere, Noah (Ryan Buggle) told his teacher his mom, Benson, gave him the bruise on his arm. She did in fact do that—when she was grabbing him from getting hit by oncoming traffic. Cassidy (Dean Winters) returned to tell his ex-girlfriend she was under investigation by the district attorney's office after his teacher, a mandatory reporter, flagged the possible abuse.