At one point they bickered over who would give the other a kidney first.
Having Stabler treat Benson like a mediocre Tinder date warped everything we knew about his character.
But I cannot get through an episode without wondering why Benson isn’t more upset that her longtime companion never even calls her, even when she adopted a child and you’d think he would be around for that.
(Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the Season 15 finale “Spring Awakening.”) In May 22's season finale, Benson’s life changed in a major way when the judge allowed her to take care of a baby boy and begin her path to possible adoption.
The new responsibility of raising a child, on top of taking back her office as the squad’s acting commander, seems like far too heavy of a burden for any person who spends their days catching criminals.
They were bad at their jobs, but Stabler and Benson kept from sinking into nothing more than a dead-girl-of-the-week soap.
There are acceptable ways to sunset main characters when actors want out.
Benson is standoffish at first, but then they kiss, a lot.
For 15 years we’ve seen Mariska Hargitay’s (now) Sergeant Olivia Benson chase, capture, and interrogate some of the worst criminals imaginable on "Law & Order: SVU." She’s one of the most admirable female heroes on network television -- not to mention how inspiring Hargitay’s real life efforts for victims of sexual abuse are.We talk about TV all the time, but we hardly talk about all the TV.This week, we’re looking at the shows, people, and networks that we know people love — that we love — but typically fall outside of the critical hivemind.“None of the people in the room thought for a second, ‘How will the fans experience this?’” Warren Leight, who took over as showrunner after Meloni left, told .Perhaps he can show up with a series-finale-of-, and didn’t retire, and he was so despondent that he left his wife and children and went and lived in a Shame Cabin and thought about all of his rage beatings.