Sharon Stone's character will play a major part in the season end, being the person with a secret and a hostage.
Sharon Stone is held at gunpoint in the season finale of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". When an 8-year-old boy is kidnapped off a city street, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler are called to investigate.
They soon find that the boy is in his father's custody, and his mother has a history of overstepping her bounds. When pushed to the limit, the boy's mother pulls out a gun points it at ADA Jo Marlowe (Stone) and pulls the trigger.
As the case comes to a head, members of the SVU team find themselves in a life-threatening standoff and learn shocking details about Jo's past. The finale, titled "Shattered", airs May 19.
There is still no news from NBC regarding Fall pickup but some say a 12th season for "SVU" is undeniable because it is the most successful "Law & Order" franchise. The show generally wins its Wednesday time period in adults 18-49 and numerous other key demos.