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Season 24 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has introduced a new detective to the squad, Detective Grace Muncy (Molly Burnett). As a fresh face to the SVU, Muncy has been attempting to find a place within the chaotic fold. Interestingly, as a younger squad member, fitting in has proven difficult for Muncy. But in a sneak peek for Season 24's "The Steps We Cannot Take" (airing October 13), it looks like Muncy is finally making friends with another recent addition to the SVU.
While finding a home within the SVU has been cumbersome for Muncy, she's forged at least one connection with Season 23 newcomer Detective Joe Velasco (Octavio Pisano). While both squad members have many differences, their similar age and diligence at work have led the two detectives to gravitate toward each other. In a clip from Episode 4, we see the two detectives hang out in an unexpected locale.
Detective Velasco and Muncy stroll through a department store as Muncy browses through a rack of blazers (a must-have SVU wardrobe item). A seemingly disinterested Velasco pushes the cart as Muncy holds up a black and white blazer. "Which one?" Muncy asks Velasco. Velasco looks at both and tells her to "split the difference" and go with a grey blazer.
Muncy then apprehensively places the blazers back on the rack. She asks Velasco, "Weird question, which one is the grey one?" Velasco looks at her confused before Muncy reveals that she is colorblind. Muncy needs Velasco's help because she can't tell which colors would suit the squad room best. She needs to impress Captain Benson (Mariska Hargitay), after all.
Velasco helps Muncy select a Benson-worthy fit in a tender SVU moment between the two detectives. We don't see much of a soft side from Velasco often, so it's lovely to see him begin to make friends with another newbie. As Muncy continues to try and fit in with the rest of the squad, it looks like she has at least one friend in Velasco.
Watch Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC and the next day on Peacock.
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