HomeTVLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitTamara Tunie on Law & Order: SVU Season Finale Luke Kerr June 1, 2009 5 Comments Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Tamara Tunie dropped by The Today Show to talk about the season finale of Law & Order: SVU, which airs June 2nd, on NBC. It’s a crying shame that As the World Turns didn’t figure out a way to keep her in Oakdale while pulling double duty between the two shows. 5 Responses ATLn30318 June 1, 2009 SVU is just now getting around to having its season finale – June 2 that falls outside of May sweeps. I’m wondering if the delay had anything to do with Hargitay and Meloni’s contract negotiations with the show? I have to say of the three L&O franchises, SVU is the one I like most and watch. As for Tamara Tunie, talk about a career and it must have been hard on her pulling double double duty when she was on ATWT and also on SVU. I caught her on ATWT a few times back in the day. She’s also had a career outside of TV appearing on the big screen in The Devil’s Advocate along side Oscar winner Al Pacino and future Oscar winner Charlize Theron. Log in to Reply josser June 1, 2009 Tunie also has been a successful Broadway actor and producer on the team responsible for producing the Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening.” SVU does take time to explore the private lives of its main characters but not secondary characters like Tunie’s Dr. Melinda Warner. Log in to Reply luverica June 2, 2009 Actually, one of my favorite SVU episodes, the show itself being my favorite Law and Order series, was an episode that was focused around A.D.A. Alexandria Cabot. There’s been a few others but this one particularly episode had to do with Alex obsessively trying to bring a particularly vile criminal to justice because there was a personal connection or experience of sorts with this man. Stephanie March gave an Emmy worthy performance and endeared me to her character. I’m so glad she’s back. I’ve always been a fan of Tamara Tunie and if any secondary L&O character deserves a story built around them, it’s her. Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 June 2, 2009 Yeah, I love Tamara and wish she has a s/l on SVU. A recurring on the show got her a contract and a job. Good for her, ATWT lose is SVU’s gain. Log in to Reply elbugten June 3, 2009 I saw the episode earlier and it was great; one of the best L&O’s this season. Judith Light and Kelly Bishop (ex Emily, Gilmore Girls) also appear in it. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.