Law and Order SVU season 19, episode 22: Peter Stone highlights

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- "Mama" Episode 1922 -- Pictured: Philip Winchester as Peter Stone -- (Photo by: Virgina Sherwood/NBC)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- "Mama" Episode 1922 -- Pictured: Philip Winchester as Peter Stone -- (Photo by: Virgina Sherwood/NBC) /

How did Peter Stone do in this week’s Law and Order: SVU? Check out the highlights in our Philip Winchester-centric SVU season 19, episode 22 recap.

Now that Philip Winchester is officially a series regular on Dick Wolf‘s Law & Order: SVU, we’re keeping tabs on what Peter Stone gets up to.

SVU season 19, episode 22 was called “Mama” and gave Stone a legal challenge when the victim couldn’t remember what happened to her, thanks to suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. But that wouldn’t stop Peter and the rest of the SVU team from hunting for justice. Because we don’t stop for anything around here.

If you missed any of Philip Winchester’s latest episode, or you’re a Chicago Justice fan who wants to know what Peter got up to, we’re breaking down the installment for you with the highlights for his character.

Here are the highlights from Peter Stone’s ninth SVU episode:

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1) Family time!

Peter Stone’s first appearance in “Mama” came as he was spending some time with his sister Pamela. It was good to see her out and about, given what we know she’s been through and is going through. But of course the warm, fuzzy feelings weren’t going to last forever. So what would happen when Peter got back to work?

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2) More than one victim

Alzheimer’s patient Madeline Thomas (guest star Fionnula Flanagan, who was gangbusters years ago as Rose Caffee in Showtime‘s Brotherhood) declared to her nurse that she was raped.

Things got weirder when Rollins and Detective Dominick Carisi (Peter Scanavino) got another call about a rape claim at a different facility. The investigation zeroed in on a man who’d been working as a temp at a variety of care homes, and who was eventually identified as Henry Phillips, the son of famous actress Trudy Morris (guest star Anne Archer).

Maddie’s reaction to Henry’s photo was all we needed to bring Peter, who’d been missing in action since that opening scene, back into the frame.

3) Prosecuting a serial rapist

This was a relatively brief SVU episode for Philip Winchester, as Peter Stone didn’t resurface until there were just minutes left in “Mama.” He turned up to talk to Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) about the difficulties of prosecuting the case, but that didn’t stop him from agreeing to take the prosecution anyway.

"Stone: Let’s just hope we get a judge who loves his mother."

Henry’s defense attorney objected to putting Maddie on the stand given her memory issues, and Stone had to argue the point (while Maddie thought he was Howard, her late husband). Maddie’s words only led the judge to preclude her testimony and order a dismissal. But would Stone stop there? Nope, he had a sneaky idea up his sleeve—using Henry’s famous name to create a media circus and bring forward more evidence.

“Mama” ended with multiple people coming forward to say their parents had been raped by Henry Phillips, and Henry getting arrested again while revealing his own mother issues. Once all was said and done, we also found out Detective Fin Tutuola (Ice-T) had talked his way out of being moved out of SVU, because he’s Ice-T and you don’t argue with Ice-T.

It wasn’t the busiest week for Peter Stone, but you have to hand it to our ex-Chicago Justice hero for coming up with another crafty plan to get the job done.

Next: Here's where Peter Stone left off last week

New episodes of Law & Order: SVU air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC. For more show coverage, follow the Dick Wolf category at One Chicago Center.