Why is Chris Meloni touching Mariska Hargitay's face in 'Law & Order' set pics? We asked him!

Chris Meloni revealed the story behind the sweet on-set gesture of him and Mariska Hargitay touching each other's faces in recent photos. They used to do a "schtick" where they would clip each other in the chin and say "you're great kid" after a good scene. Meloni returned to the "Law & Order" universe last year on his own spinoff, "Organized Crime," leading fans to wonder if Benson and Stabler’s relationship would ever advance beyond friendship. Meloni said he believed Stabler was "in the middle of realizing" his feelings for Benson, but now it's Olivia who's having more difficulties than Stabler.

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