Law and Order：SVU Fans Are Outraged With Olivia Benson After Season 23, Episode 21
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The promo for last night's instalment of teased the eagerly anticipated kiss could happen during the episode of the drama. However, as Olivia Benson (played by Mariska Hargitay) rejected Elliot Stabler’s (Christopher Meloni) advance, fans took to Twitter with fury.
Since Benson and Stabler first appeared in the pilot episode of Law and Order SVU in 1999, fans have wanted to friends too take their friendship a step further.
However, despite their flirty banter and sexual tension, this wasn’t possible as Stabler was a married father at the time.
With a string of failed romances, fans believed he was Benson’s only true connection, but this went awry between the two after Stabler resigned and left New York without saying goodbye.
After nearly 10 years, the two reunited and fans were convinced they would give romance a go after Stabler revealed his wife Kathy Stabler (Isabel Gillies) had died.