Now, when I thought it was impossible to love Mariska Hajitai Captain Olivia Benson She has already given a pretty big reason for Thursday night’s “Law and Order: SVU”.
At the end of the episode, her son, Noah (Ryan Bagle), at about eight years old, gave a very big and important revelation to his mother. He is bisexual.
His career came after a case of cruel bullying at the beginning of the episode. Noah was seen on all fours in a cage with a collar by a boy named Hudson who was filming the scene on his cell phone. “Barking like a dog.”
Shortly thereafter, Hudson’s mom came across a scene with Olivia right behind him, Hudson claimed they were “just playing”, and Noah said the same when asked if his mom was okay.
“Let’s go home,” says Olivia, guiding him from the room.
Outside, Olivia asks Noah to explain what happened, and while Noah is silent, she wonders why his neck is red and follows up.
“If I tell you, do you stop asking?” He replies. “Hudson is terrified. He put a dog collar on me, locked me in a cage, and wanted me to eat dog food.”
“What!” Olivia says she bends down to talk to her son At eye level..
“I said’no’,” Noah explains. “I don’t want to talk anymore”
Olivia and her team caught the case, so the conversation with Noah doesn’t recover until the final scene of the episode where the mother and son are taking a night walk together.
Olivia informs Noah that she has suggested to Hudson’s mom that the next play day will be at their home instead.
She also told him that she had told Hudson’s mother about the dog cage case, not to mention it.
“Mom, I asked you not to do that! Hudson is just a fool, no one likes him anyway,” Noah says. “He’s bullying everyone. It was my turn to be his target.”
When Olivia asks why, Noah says he doesn’t know why and explains how Hudson chased other children, including the one who used the pronoun that Hudson began to call “fairy.”
“Then I said I was bisexual,” Noah tells his mom.
At this moment, the camera stays on Olivia’s face while she captures her son’s news. (Ask again: Where is Emmy of Hargitay?)
“And being honest with yourself is not shameful,” Noah continues.
“Yes, Noah,” Olivia replied with clear pride, admitting how her son stood up for himself and other bullied children.
“It’s incredibly brave,” she says.
“Well, that’s my truth. I’ve never told anyone,” he tells her.
“Thank you for telling me,” Olivia smiled and said to her son.
“It’s not a big deal,” he replied. “I don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s not fair for someone to be left behind.”
“I heard that,” Olivia said when she hugged Noah and kissed her head, “I’m really proud of you.”
At that moment, Olivia let Noah take control of the chat and didn’t disturb or push him. He told his truth.. She also treated their story like any other conversation.
After the episode aired, Bagguru talked about the big moments of his character and how Hajitai supported him before the shoot.
“Shooting this episode was a very important and incredibly exciting experience for me. @ Therealmariskahargitay personally called me to talk about the script before it finished. .. He wrote On Instagram.
“It’s unbelievable to see Noah starting to discover who he is. My feelings are the same. It’s not shameful to be honest with myself, and I’m left behind because of that. No one deserves to be bullied, “he continued.
“I wanted to take the time to connect you with a great organization that knew that we were building a safe and comprehensive K-12 environment for all our students. @ GLSEN would like to thank you all. . ~ Ryan #noahbenson #svu“”