Fans of Law & Order: SVU know how much Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) fought to adopt her son, Noah, which included having to deal with his biological grandmother, Sheila Porter (Brooke Shields), for far too long.
In this flashback video, Trevor Langan (AKA Hargitay’s real-life husband, Peter Hermann), breaks the news to Benson about Noah’s grandmother’s existence for the very first time.
“Back when I filed for an application for custody, I was under the impression that both of Ellie Porter’s parents were dead,” he says to her. “Ellie lied to you, Olivia. Her mother is alive, Sheila Porter.” Watch the emotional clip above to see how Benson reacts to the news!