On Thursday, a report by NBC confirmed the return of attorney Rafael Barba (Raul Esparza) in the Law & Order SVU season 23 finale, which is buzzed to air on May 19, 2022.
In the upcoming episode, Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddhish) will be seen asking for his help when a domestic abuse victim (played by Jordana Spiro) is prosecuted.
Raul Esparza was last seen in the December episode, “The People Vs. Richard Wheatley”. The attorney has done a great job by defending Dylan McDermott’s mobster for the murder of Kathy Stabler in that episode.
Here is a list of special guest stars already seen or will be seen in the episodes to come,
- Tamara Tunie as Chief M.E. Melinda Warner
- Danny Pino as Former Detective Nick Amaro
- Dann Florek as Former Captain Donald Cragen
- Raúl Esparza as Defense Attorney (former ADA) Rafael Barba
- Donal Logue as Captain Declan Murphy
Raul Esparza Returns
Esparza was lucky enough to make his debut in SVU through Season 14 and continued till Season 18. However, after leaving in Season 19, he continued to appear as a guest star and also appeared on Law & Order: Organized Crime.
And, there is good news for SVU fans. They don’t need to worry as Law & Order: SVU is already renewed for its 24th season.
Let us know in the comment below, are you excited about the return of your attorney general!