This week's episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" season 17 will focus on a major sex scandal that hit the entertainment industry recently. Episode 7, titled "Patrimonial Burden", will revolve around the Duggar family from the reality series "19 Kids and Counting".
While focusing on the much-talked about sex scandal of Josh Duggar, the upcoming episode of the police procedural drama may also feature the teen pregnancy of Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.
However, the fans of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" cannot expect to watch the recreation of real life incidents as the cast and crew of the series have already revealed that the episode is just loosely inspired by the events and will stay fictional. "We don't want to recreate what you just lived through becauseâ€”we'll never live up to reality because reality's getting really bizarre," E!Online quoted Raul Esparza as saying.
CLICK HERE to watch "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" season 17 episode 7, titled "Patrimonial Burden", live online on NBC this Wednesday, 4 November, at 9 pm.
The official synopsis of the seventh episode read:
The SVU investigates an unraveling web of secrets when the virtuous 13 year-old daughter of a famous reality TV family discovers she's pregnant.
Explaining episode 7, titled "Patrimonial Burden", cast member Peter Scanavino -- who portrays Detective Dominick "Sonny" Carisi in the show -- said, "With the Duggar one, it was like the double-whammy because it was his sisters and the factâ€”I mean, honestly, I feel like we're dealing with some topics this season that feel a bit meatier than some lunatic fringe family."
In the episode, "Hand to God" actress Geneva Carr and "Shrek the Musical and Spamalot" actor Christopher Sieber will make guest appearance as a married couple along with 10 children.
In a sneak peek video, Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) can be seen saying, "One of their virgin daughters is knocked up, so there goes the TV show." The trailer also focuses on the various challenges faced by the investigative officers as the family members believe that it's not a crime, but a blessing.
Here is the sneak peek video of the upcoming sequel: