Members Law & Order: SVU They might get a present early in Christmas – especially Benson and Stabler fans. Series executive producer Julie Martin confirmed Monday that Benson (Mariska Hargitay) will open up about her feelings for Stabler to Rollins (Kelli Giddish) in the upcoming ninth episode of the series, set to air Thursday, December 8. Martin made the comments in response to a fan’s question on Twitter (via TVLine), and wrote “She’ll be talking to Rollins about her feelings for Stabler on Episode 9, Dec. 8.”
Fans have always “shipped” Benson and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and there have been more than a few moments over the years where we’ve seen the franchise seem to toy with the idea of bringing the pair together. Until recently, fans were hoping that something would happen, with a recent episode of organized crime It is revealed that Stabler had confessed – while drunk – that he is in love with someone, though his former co-worker Tia couldn’t quite remember the woman’s name and Stabler didn’t bring it up. As for what Benson might confess to Rollins, there’s no guarantee she’ll admit her romantic feelings, but fans sure hope.
Benson’s opening up to Rollins about Stabler comes at a bittersweet time for fans. The Dec. 9 episode will mark the last for Giddish, who has played Detective Amanda Rollins since 2011. In August, Giddish took to Instagram to announce her exit from the series, writing, “I wanted to address the gossip I saw on the internet and let everyone know.” That this will really be my last season Law & Order SVU. Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life. I was very lucky to be a part of Law and order family for the past 12 years. There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins. You’ve grown and changed, and so have I. I got my start on this show when I was in my late 20s and I’m grateful to have spent so many of my adult years with Rollins in my life.”
“I want to thank Dick Wolf, Mariska Hargitay, Peter Jankowski, NBC, Universal Television, all the co-stars, every crew member and all the writers here for our amazing work together over the past 12 years. I’m so excited to take all the things I’ve learned in my time.” SVU And put them through whatever is to come.”
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