Law and Order SVU season 19 finale: Peter Stone highlights

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- "Remember Me Too" Episode 1924 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson, Peter Scanavino as Dominick "Sonny" Carisi, Philip Winchester as Peter Stone, Ice T as Odafin "Fin" Tutuola -- (Photo by: Scott Gries/NBC)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- "Remember Me Too" Episode 1924 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson, Peter Scanavino as Dominick "Sonny" Carisi, Philip Winchester as Peter Stone, Ice T as Odafin "Fin" Tutuola -- (Photo by: Scott Gries/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 finale 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, episodes 23 and 24 were called “Remember Me” and “Remember Me Too” and gave Stone a massive human trafficking case to deal with. Unfortunately for him, the case wound up with a personal angle that we’re not sure this show isn’t going to regret.

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 tenth and eleventh SVU episodes:

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1) Kidnapping a rapist?

The two-hour episode involved the kidnapping of Miguel (guest star Carlos Miranda). Lourdes (guest star Genesis Rodriguez) accused him of assaulting her five years earlier, but Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) arrived before she could exact her revenge.

Peter Stone didn’t appear until the second hour, when Benson decided she believed Lourdes’ story and Miguel had to be part of a human trafficking scheme.

"Fin: Stone’s on his way down to the precinct. There’s a lot to sort out."

Stone joined Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) in interviewing Lourdes back at the precinct, trying to connect the dots of her story. He was much more skeptical than Benson.

"Stone: You just ran into the guy that supposedly trafficked you five years ago?"

But Stone’s interview was interrupted when Benson got a call from the hospital that Jorge Diaz, the owner of the apartment where Lourdes held Miguel hostage, had died in surgery. He had no choice but to charge Lourdes with Jorge’s murder.

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2) Who’s on trial?

Neither Benson nor Lourdes’ attorney (hey, it’s Benito Martinez from American Crime!) were happy to see her on trial for murder and the other associated charges from Miguel’s kidnapping. Benson particularly made her displeasure known after the arraignment.

But Stone held his ground, pointing out that not only had he offered a deal that was rejected, but they still hadn’t proven Lourdes’ accusations against Miguel.

"Stone: We don’t know he’s anything other than what he says he is—a website designer."

That made it clear: it was up to Benson and the rest of the squad to put together a case against Miguel and whoever he was allegedly working for. Plus, in another scene a few minutes later, we found out Lourdes’ lawyer was arguing she was insane, which would make both cases even more complicated. Welp.

3) Going to trial

Stone rebutted the insanity defense by calling in Law & Order psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (Carolyn McCormick, in the second of her two appearances this season, which were also her first two since 2013). He also put Miguel on the stand, which as you can imagine was painful for just about everyone.

His next plan was to call Benson, but naturally she was recalcitrant to testify given that she had made her position very clear. They had the same argument again about whether or not she was right, which ended with her abruptly walking out of the bar.

"Benson: I don’t know how to get through to you.Stone: Your certitude is a good thing, Liv. Hell, it may even be noble–Benson: –Stop. I’ve heard the lecture before."

But maybe she should’ve stuck around, because Jorge’s brother “just happened” to show up in the bar seconds later and threaten Stone’s sister Pamela (guest star Amy Korb). Well, that did the job of proving Benson’s point that something else was going on! But no one intimidates Peter Stone! That just does not happen….right?

4) Hostile witness

Stone proceeded with the case, calling Benson as a witness anyway—and having her declared as a hostile witness when she was less than forthcoming. Afterward, Benson found out about the threat on Pamela and she understood why he was wound so tight.

"Stone: We don’t drop charges because of ultimatums from organized crime.Benson: Does Jack McCoy know?Stone: No. He’d make me recuse myself."

Unfortunately, just as Benson and Stone were having another tiff back at the precinct, Stone got the call that his sister had indeed been kidnapped. Lourdes agreed to take Stone’s deal after all, but that was definitely not what was on Peter’s mind at the moment.

He decided to join Benson in having a much more terse conversation with Miguel. Sadly, this did not involve Philip Winchester getting to flip a table or something cool. At least they got out of him the location of the warehouse where Pamela was being held, which meant our favorite ADA got to strap on a bulletproof vest and join the rescue mission!

4) Goodbye, Pamela

SVU decided to end Peter Stone’s season on a huge down note as it had Pamela shot in the back, in a heartbreaking clip you can watch above. While Strike Back fans may have been frustrated to see Philip Winchester in an action situation where he couldn’t do anything, it was a huge twist and one that is going to have far-reaching consequences. Plus, watching Philip’s performance as Peter realizes his sister is dead and there’s nothing he can do is heartbreaking.

It was no surprise that Peter wound up in his office, staring down the bottom of a glass and trying to remember his sister as he knew her. In the episode’s final minutes, he told Benson how he once beat up a bully who’d pushed his sister down the stairs, and dissolved into tears realizing that the last thing she’d said was his name—finally having remembered him.

Did Pamela have to die? We’re not so sure on that, but that’s for another article. For now, we just shake our fists and curse SVU a little bit.

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