Christopher Meloni returns to the Law & Order franchise in a special two-hour crossover event with Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson for the launch of his new show, Law & Order: Organized Crime. Meloni warns that the reunion between Stabler and Benson will not be smooth due to unanswered questions, a sense of abandonment, and betrayal. The first teaser for the event shows Stabler surprising Benson at a crime scene after his departure from the show in 2011. Hargitay remained on the show and is now starring in its 22nd season. The teaser ends with Benson shouting 'Elliot!' as the two reunite.