Leave it to Ice-T to spill… well, tea, of course!
As we previously reported, there has been a lot of drama surrounding the Law & Order: SVU episode inspired by Donald Trump‘s pussy grabbing scandal. And not because of the content of the episode, but because it STILL hasn’t aired.
In case you forgot, the episode (titled Unstoppable) was slated to premiere back on October 12, starring Gary Cole as a presidential candidate who is slapped with sexual misconduct allegations. Unfortunately, Unstoppable‘s aired date was pushed to October 26, then November 16, and then was shelved by NBC altogether.
And while Dick Wolf claims the episode may still air in the spring, many fans are wondering if it’s even worth it at this point. In fact, even Ice-T (who has been a longtime cast member on SVU) doesn’t think it’s worth airing. While chatting with Vanity Fair, the 59-year-old noted:
“I don’t even think it’s worth showing. It wasn’t one of our best shows.”
Ouch! Thankfully, Coco‘s husband didn’t stop there as he dished some SERIOUS spoilers. He continued:
“There was this guy who was running for president├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥he was very Trump-ish, and girls were coming out of the woodwork saying he was raping them. And me and Mariska Hargitay, [who plays Lt. Olivia Benson],we’re on his bumper, and he’s sweating it. But at the end of the day, it comes out that he was innocent. He didn’t do it. So we’ve got to apologize, and he’s still doing his thing, talking his shit. And it turns out that his campaign advisor, who was his best friend, was booby-trapping him because he knew he would be terrible for America!”
Sounds juicy, right?? Don’t get your hopes up, because it’s unlikely that Unstoppable will ever see the light of day. The famed rapper concluded:
“They were, like, ├óΓé¼╦£Oh, shit!‘ And then they said, ├óΓé¼╦£Oh, my God, it’s going to look like├óΓé¼┬ª’ You know, because Law & Order wants to be close, but not too close. Also, I think [Cole], he channeled Trump. So even though this guy he played wasn’t Trump, he acted like Trump. I think NBC just said, ├óΓé¼╦£You know what? This might be cheesy or corny.’ And to put it out now, it’s old and stuff. So I think they just got rid of it. I don’t know if they burned the shit or whatever. They paid me for it. I don’t give a fuck, really. I got my money!”
Bummer. But it seems as though CBS isn’t afraid to take on Trump, as The Good Fight has since scripted an episode seemingly inspired by all of the will-they/won’t-they drama surrounding Unstoppable. And they brought in Cole too, but for a role unrelated to the SVU drama!
Showrunner Robert King explained to Variety:
“It wasn’t inspired by the episode ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ we haven’t seen it. It was inspired by the fact that they hadn’t put it on the air yet and the subject matter is so provocative. And the fact that it was delayed not once, but twice.”
Apparently, this piece of TV is about how a writer for a crime show *cough* Law & Order: SVU *cough* releases an episode after it was shelved for being too similar to real life drama surrounding the current POTUS. LOVES it!
Be sure to catch The Good Fight‘s Requiem for an Airdate this Sunday on the CBS All Access app.