Law & Order: Special Victims Unit fans have long been hoping for a romantic relationship between Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). While the characters have shown a strong connection since Meloni returned to reprise his role on Law & Order: Organized Crime, they have yet to share a kiss. Fans are eagerly awaiting any development that offers a glimmer of hope, especially after Meloni and Hargitay's near-kiss at the 2022 Emmys.
E! News sought answers from Christopher Meloni ahead of the highly-anticipated Law & Order crossover event. When asked what it would take to see Stabler and Benson finally share a kiss, Meloni responded by saying, "You might as well win the Powerball." While not the most promising response, Law & Order fans know to expect the unexpected.
Meloni emphasized the special bond between Benson and Stabler, highlighting the familiarity they share. He explained that now they are in a space where they can freely express the feelings they always had but were previously unable to act upon. However, Stabler is not in an ideal position to start a relationship, considering the unresolved issues he has to face, such as coming to terms with the death of his wife.
Meloni expressed that these complex aspects, including his character's complicated relationship with his ex-partner, make for intriguing storylines worth exploring. Fortunately for fans, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime are gearing up to delve into these dynamics.
The Law & Order premiere event is set to air on Thursday, September 22, from 8 to 11 p.m. on NBC. Alternatively, viewers can catch all three episodes the next day on Peacock.