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Scoop: Alana De La Garza Brings Law & Order's Connie to SVU -- But With a Twist

Law & OrderThat Connie Rubirosa sure gets around.

TVLine has confirmed that Alana De La Garza will reprise her Law & Order: Original Flavor/Law & Order: LA role on NBC’s SVU this season, but with a slight twist.

Because whereas Connie in her previous incarnations was an ADA, when she resurfaces in the SVU world, she is now back in New York as a federal prosecutor, heading up a joint task force on underage sex trafficking.

An airdate/episode number for De La Garza’s appearance — which the actress announced over the weekend on Twitter — was not yet available.

In addition to her Law & Order-verse appearances, De La Garza’s TV credits include NBC’s Do No Harm, CSI: Miami, Smallville and All My Children.

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18 Comments
  1. Viv says:

    So, she is now married to Cutter and we get the happy end? (Hey, i girl can dream ;) )
    No, without kidding: Good to see some of the old L&O characters! It´s great that they bring back some of these people (last season with Eames, s13 Cutter…).

    • Ashley says:

      Exactly! I love Connie with Cutter. The last year of the series was great!.

      Still at a loss why the original Law and Order was canceled. I am being silly. I remember the real reason….Law and Order: LA and the Tonight Show at 10 PM! NBC still hasn’t recovered! Does anyone remembers the original ratings before the show ended?

    • Heather says:

      I’d love that! It would be fun if they throw in a reference, even if he doesn’t appear.

  2. Ethel says:

    hope Cutter comes back with her….

  3. Esaul says:

    Happy with this. Loooove Alana.

  4. EJ says:

    I don’t think he will be. Linus Roache has been shooting Vikings in Ireland and his father (a very famous British TV actor) is going on trial soon in England on sexual charges dating back to the 1960s.

  5. Luis says:

    An appealing actress NBC hasn’t been able to place in a successful series, so they are giving her something to do while waiting for something that will employ her talents better than “Do No Harm.”

  6. DJM says:

    Why doesn’t NBC just admit they made a mistake and bring back the original Law and Order. They can’t fill their time slots with anything good as it is.

  7. daviddavid says:

    Vinnie D’Onoifrio in Law & Order: CI … needs to come back … pronto!

    • Tom Hunter says:

      Agreed!!! Since both Goren and Finn have worked under cover on drug units prior to their ‘onscreen’ life, it would be great to establish a history between these two polar opposite characters.

  8. Morgan says:

    I’m going to call the mothership Law & Order: Original Flavor from now on lol. Glad to see Alana back!

  9. TW says:

    She was also on Two and a Half Men as the assistant to Alan’s divorce attorney (played by Heather Locklear).

  10. N tTVf says:

    Two of my favorites together on SVU – Mariska and Alana. Guest role for one episode – maybe could lead to a longer story arc?

  11. I really think NBC should just bring back the mothership Law & Order series. Besides, it MIGHT help SVU out of it’s ratings slump on Wednesdays (SVU is down because of Wed. night competition/age vs. where new shows get the axe after getting low ratings straight out of the can – *clears throat* “Ironside”). Plus NBC’s lack of ‘decent’ crime dramas in recent years has grown tiresome to say the least.

    But I’m glad Warren Leight’s bringing Alana de la Garza on board, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of story he can flesh out for her character who has been bouncing in the L&O world. Plus, I hope he mentions Cutter in some form, or the 2nd Jack McCoy rather.

  12. Lisa R says:

    Eames as a partner for Finn (replacing Munch), even for a couple of episodes, wouldn’t be bad. As a long-time Law & Order (Original Flavor, CI, and SVU) fan, I like seeing characters from all of the past series pop up in the single remaining series.

    How’s this for a twist? Bring Anita Van Buren character back to take over SVU squad … nice repeat of Cragan’s move from Original Flavor (that’s growing on me), being replaced by Van Buren. Cragen character seems to be in fewer and fewer episodes.

  13. Alisa Neely says:

    SUPER…..I LOVED THE CHARACTER & ACTRESS…..alana was great on csi:miami as marisol delco caine…..and love her as connie.

    alisa

  14. They should consider taking the Law & Order franchise & perhaps turn them into 90 minute mystery movies like they had in the 70′s & more recently on the Hallmark channel.