The official plot synopsis of “Law & Order” Season 21 has not been stated yet. But if we can take any plot details from what’s been revealed, fans probably already have a sense of what to expect. Via Deadline, the show’s new season will take an “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it approach. That means “Law & Order” may still feature officers and attorneys handling criminal cases that are probably directly influenced by real-life occurrences found in today’s news. And the show will likely continue to follow its traditional format of an investigation in the first part before switching to drama in the courthouse.
What is interesting about the potential plot of Season 21 is how the series premiere handles coming back after over a decade away. “Law & Order” didn’t specifically get a proper series finale episode. It ended on Season’s 20’s finale “Rubber Room,” which had the cast dealing with a dangerous blogger threatening to attack a school. The episode also concluded with Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) receiving some good news about her cervical cancer going into remission. But the Season 20 finale was never initially planned to be the end of “Law & Order,” as news of its cancellation occurred weeks before the airing of “Rubber Room” (via The Wrap). It’s going to be interesting how the plot addresses all that time away.