Benson and Stabler are back together.
Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni, who play Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler in “Law & Order”, could be seen cosying up in a recently shared selfie.
Hargitay confirmed “it’s on” in the caption.
Stabler will feature in the “Law & Order: SVU” season premiere to air this fall. Meloni, who left “Law & Order: SVU” in 2011 after playing his character for 12 seasons, will then
He recently spoke about reuniting with his co-star on screen in crossover episodes, telling the , “Benson and Stabler are inextricably linked, locked and connected.
“I think there is truly and deeply a worthwhile, inherent drama in exploring that relationship and the complexity of how Stabler left — the unresolved emotions both characters feel and how the fans feel.”
Meloni chose to not renew his contract at the end of season 12; Stabler retired following an internal affairs bureau investigation that would have had him submit to a psychological evaluation, personnel file review, and anger management classes.
His absence was addressed in the season 13 premiere. Hargitay and Meloni have remained friends since.
“Law & Order” fans shared their excitement over the recent Benson and Stabler selfie. See some of the reaction below.