'Law & Order: SVU': First look at Season 14 and Cragen behind bars

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"Law & Order: SVU" ended last season on one of the spring's more surprising cliffhangers: At the end of a twisty case involving rival escort services and their high-profile clients, Capt. Cragen ( Dann Florek) woke up next to the dead body of one of the escorts ( Pippa Black).

The show's Season 14 premiere will deal with the fallout from that incident -- and it's not good for Cragen. In this promo for the Sept. 26 season premiere -- which you can see exclusively on Zap2it; it begins airing on NBC Saturday (Sept. 8) -- you'll see Cragen in a jail-issued orange jumpsuit and everyone on edge about whether he's really culpable in the woman's death. Even Olivia ( Mariska Hargitay) looks like she has her doubts.

Several of the guest stars from last season's finale, including Ron Rifkin as a powerful defense attorney and Dean Winters as former SVU Detective Brian Cassidy, will return for the premiere, which airs Sept. 26. (Incidentally, we're guessing Amaro ( Danny Pino) is talking about Cassidy when he says, "I'm telling you, he's crossed over.") The teaser also includes a glimpse at Paget Brewster in her guest role as the DA's lead investigator on the Cragen case.

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(Also, anyone else have a brief "Alias" flashback with Rifkin's line "You just don't know how deep this goes"?)

"SVU" opens its 14th season on NBC with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 26. You can see all the premiere dates in Zap2it's fall calendar.

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