[Warning: The below contains Major spoilers for the two-part Law & Order: Svu Season 23 premiere “And the Empire Strikes Back” and “Never Turn Your Back on Them.”] The Svu Season 23 premiere has its work cut out for it. It must wrap up the sex trafficking case from last spring and say goodbye to two main characters: Demore Barnes‘ Deputy Chief Christian Garland
and Jamie Gray Hyder
‘s Detective Katriona “Kat” Azar Tamin. So it’s a good thing it’s a two-parter. Picking up shortly after the finale, everyone has left the site of Sergeant Fin Tutuola (Ice-t
) and Sergeant Phoebe Baker’s (Jennifer Esposito
) non-wedding. And the joy from the event — even if the couple didn’t say “I do” — is short-lived, unfortunately. Read on to find out what went down in both episodes. “And the Empire Strikes Back” Following their kiss, Detective Amanda Rollins
) and Ada Sonny Carisi (Peter Scanavino
) continue their fun … in a courthouse ...