After a week-long break, Law & Order Special Victims Unit (SVU) season 17, will return this Wednesday with episode 7 titled, Patrimonial Burden. The chapter is inspired by the famous Duggar family and their son Josh's sexual molestation scandal.
The episode will feature a family that comprises of 13 children -- similar to that of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting. The synopsis of the upcoming episode reads as follows:
When a pious TV family's reputation is shattered by a teen pregnancy scandal, SVU uncovers the reality behind the reality show.
In Patrimonial Burden, the popular family -- who have their own reality show called Baker's Dozen -- will suffer a major blow when one of their teen daughters loses consciousness during a father-daughter dance ceremony. This will lead to an SVU investigation, led by lieutenant Olivia Benson and her team.
In the upcoming episode of NBC's police procedural, the SVU will dig deeper into well-kept secrets of the renowned family. Shocking revelations during the investigation would shatter the Baker's reputation as a "close knit principled family". Graham, the 17-year-old son of the Bakers, could be the prime suspect in the reality TV show inspired episode.
During investigations, lieutenant Benson would confront the pregnant teen. In the latest promo -- Lane Baker -- the teen tells the investigating officer, "My being pregnant is God's will. I just didn't think God would let it happen until I was married."
The sneak peek of the episode shows a family similar to that of the Duggars, where the eldest daughter, Tymber, gushes about her husband being the only man she has ever kissed, while another daughter called Summer, talks about the importance of wearing a promise ring.
Fans would also get to see a character similar to that of Jana Duggar, who is assigned with the task of taking care of her younger siblings.
Click here to watch the episode via live stream online. It will be interesting to see how the Duggar-like family would be portrayed. To find how the mysteries unravel, watch Law & Order: SVU season 17 episode 7, on 4 November at 9pm ET on NBC in the US.