Huge news for fans of Law and Order SVU as Christopher Meloni will be returning as Elliot Stabler for the show’s 22nd season premiere. If you are a die-hard SVU fan like I am this news has you jumping for joy.
Law and Order SVU is one of the longest-reigning television shows of all time. Many thought that after season 12 when Elliot Stabler left the show that it would fall apart. However, that was not the case as the show has continued to thrive, now wrapping up its 21st season. Law and Order SVU stars longtime mainstays Mariska Hargitay, who plays Captain Olivia Benson and Ice T, who plays Finn Tutuola.
Since Stabler’s departure from the show, Benson and Finn were joined by Amanda Rollins played by Kellie Giddish. Giddish has been a mainstay since season the show’s 13th season. Last week we learned that Stabler will be making his return to Law and Order but on a spin-off of SVU. While Rollins has been a mainstay on the show, SVU has had a hard time replacing Stabler’s spot on the squad. Danny Pino took over as Nick Amaro and while he was a good fit he just never filled the void. Pino has since left and the detective role was taken over by Peter Scanavino who plays the role of Sonny Carisi. Carisi has since become an ADA for the SVU team and that dominant male detective spot is once again void.
While Stabler’s appearance on SVU will only be brief it will be amazing to see the fireworks between him and Benson. SVU fans have longed for Benson to fall in love and find happiness. We all know Stabler has always been her true love. It is unknown if Stabler will still be married when he returns as his marriage was rocky throughout the first twelve seasons.
At this time it is unknown what Stabler will be doing when he returns but does it really matter? The second Benson and Stabler link eyes it will be magic.
If you need to catch up on Law and Order SVU you can find all 21 seasons on HULU.
We will keep you updated as news breaks! How excited are you that Stabler and Benson will e reunited!?!?