The SVU Writer's Room Twitter has released a deleted scene from last week's episode of SVU. The scene shows a little bit more of voir dire - the jury selection process. .
NBC have released a sneak peek from the upcoming episode of SVU, featuring Raúl. In the clip, Barba visits Carisi at his office to discuss the case.
Sightless in a Savage Land will air on January 7, 2021 at 9pm ET
Here are the promotional photos featuring Raúl from this week's episode of Law and Order SVU: 'Sightless in a Savage Land' which will air on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9PM ET on NBC.
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SVU showrunner Warren Leight has shared two screengrabs of Raúl in the upcoming SVU episode 'Sightless in a Savage Land'.
The images were shared on Warren's Twitter page and appear to show the character of Rafael Barba in Olivia Benson's office (with beard) and in the courtroom (sans beard).
Sightless in a Savage Land airs on Thurs, Jan 7 at 9pm ET on NBC
Some behind the scenes photos have emerged of Raúl's return to SVU.
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The episode, entitled 'Sightless in a Savage Land', will air on Thursday January 7, 2021 at 9pm ET on NBC.
Here is the promo for Law and Order SVU: 'Sightless in a Savage Land' which will air on Thursday January 7, 2021 at 9pm ET on NBC.
This episode marks the return of Raúl as Rafael Barba.
It's the news many fans have been waiting for, Raúl is to return to Law and Order: SVU as Rafael Barba.
He was seen on set last week, with several photos and video clips surfacing on social media but the rumours have now been confirmed by the show in a tweet last night
He will star in the 4th episode of the new season, 'Sightless in a Savage Land', but this time will be on the other side of the courtroom as a defense attorney!
He takes on a client being prosecuted by now-ADA Carisi (Peter Scanavino), and the ensuing courtroom drama causes serious conflict between Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) SVU squad and Chief Garland (Demore Barnes).
The episode will air on Thursday, Jan 7 at 9pm ET on NBC
Last night, Raúl made a short cameo appearance in Law and Order: SVU, reprising his role as Rafael Barba. In the scene, which you can watch below, he was seen video calling with Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson, wishing her a happy birthday.
Raúl made his last appearance in SVU back in February 2018 when he left the show after being tried and acquitted of murdering Drew Housholder.
Could a return to SVU be on the cards for Raúl? Well, lead actress, Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson)seems to suggest that it is.
Raúl's character, ADA Rafael Barba, was written out of the series mid way through series 19 after he helped to end the life of a severely disabled and brain damaged baby. He was put on trial but found not guilty but decided to resign his job, stating he had 'to move on'.
But in an interview conducted by TV Insider this week - while she and creator Dick Wolf were at the Paley Centre - Mariska was asked if we would see Barba back on the show. Her answer. "Yes, I can promise you that'.
Needless to say this news makes us very happy! We hope Mariska knows that fans are going to hold her to her promise!
In honor of Raúl leaving SVU, NBC have released a throwback deleted scene from season 18.
The long-awaited scene was originally supposed to air in the episode, 'Genes' (S18E13) but had to be deleted when the episodes were reshuffled as it shows Benson bringing Barba candy to celebrate his return from suspension - a suspension which hadn't yet occurred in the reshuffled timeline.
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