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Exclusive SVU Clip: Benson Meets Cragen's Strange Bedfellow! Plus 300th Ep Casting Scoop

Law & Order: SVU wrapped its 13th season with a major cliffhanger that found the stalwart Captain Cragen in bed with a dead hooker, and we have an exclusive first look at the Season 14 premiere (airing Sept. 26), which features what is no doubt the most awkward morning after ever.

In the following sneak peek, Dann Florek’s embattled boss calls on Benson to help in his hour of need. However, a couple of non-sex crimes cops arrive just in time to let Mariska Hargitay’s alter ego know that this case is alas outside of her jurisdiction.

In other SVU news, the long-running procedural will have a few new friends on hand to mark its 300th chung-chung.

Tom SizemoreHamash Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Alex Karpovsky (Girls) will appear in the NBC procedural’s upcoming milestone hour, showrunner/executive producer Warren Leight tells TVLine exclusively.

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In the Season 14 episode “Manhattan Vigil” — which longtime fans will be happy to know contains many nods to the series’ pilot — Linklater  plays a man from a successful real estate family whose son goes missing. “His family is involved in the gentrification of Morningside Heights,” where some of the episode is set, Leight says.

Karpovsky portrays an auxiliary police officer, and Sizemore – who recently wrapped a run on Hawaii Five-0 — plays a man employed by Linklater’s character’s family.

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Law & Order: SVU’s 300th episode is scheduled to air Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 9/8c on NBC.