In a new promo for Law and Order: SVU a fictional dating competition television show becomes the center of an investigation in an episode titled “Assaulting Reality.”

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After their Terry Richardson inspired episode this week, SVU is continuing to stay almost au courant by imagining a rape case taking place in the confusing sexual politics of a show like The Bachelor, with the imaginary Heart’s Desire as a stand in.

The night camera footage from the Fantasy Suite, or whatever it’s called in this alternate universe, reveals to a contestant during a reunion episode that she was sexually assaulted. That’s when Olivia Benson and Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola get called in to sift the reality from the fantasy. Meanwhile:

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