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Exclusive peek: 'Law & Order: SVU' season finale

As the first season of "Law & Order: SVU" without Chris Meloni's popular (if angry) Det. Elliot Stabler comes to an end with Wednesday's finale, the show brings back original squad member Brian Cassidy (played by Dean Winters) to investigate the death of an underage escort.

The episode description hints at corruption (high-profile folks at the wild bachelor party where the escort is found dead), a power struggle between escort services and even a possible tragedy for one of SVU's team members. (Fingers crossed it's not Mariska Hargitay's Det. Olivia Benson. She's been through enough this season, first losing Elliot and then love interest Harry Connick Jr.!) 

In an exclusive clip from the finale that NBC shared with TODAY.com, Dets. Tutola (Ice-T) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) question "massage therapist" Yuko, who discovered former governor Fletcher's dead body. (See, we told you there would be high-profile people involved!) Check it out:

The "SVU" season finale airs on May 23 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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