Christopher Meloni Reveals If There’s Hope For An Elliot & Olivia Romance In The Future: ‘Why Not?’

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September 14, 2021 10:01AM EDT

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ prima Christopher Meloni weighed successful connected Elliot and Olivia’s narration and whether a romance could yet hap ever since their ‘feelings’ resurfaced.

Ever since Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson reunited aft a decade, immoderate Law & Order fans person been wondering: volition these 2 extremity up together? From the mysterious missive that Elliot wrote for Olivia to his declaration of love, there’s a batch brewing betwixt these erstwhile partners. Christopher Meloni revealed whether oregon not if there’s inactive anticipation that Elliot and Olivia volition extremity up successful a romantic relationship arsenic Organized Crime heads into play 2 and SVU reaches its 23rd season.

“Sure. Hope springs eternal. I mean, wherefore not? I deliberation it’s going to beryllium a collaborative effort betwixt those showrunners for SVU and OC and I judge with Mariska and I to benignant of fig it each out. It’s a analyzable relationship, truthful we’ll see,” Christopher told reporters, including HollywoodLife, during a Television Critics Association sheet connected September 13.

Christopher Meloni Mariska HargitayChristopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay arsenic Stabler and Benson. (NBC)

Christopher acknowledged the “very unsatisfying ending to the Benson-Stabler saga” erstwhile helium near SVU aft play 12. “It was benignant of abrupt for the fans. I deliberation determination was ever those feelings, those underpinnings of feelings, that ne'er got answered. So they stuck astir for 10 years to ticker the communicative continue,” helium said.

Those feelings bubbled to the aboveground erstwhile Elliot and Olivia reunited aft a decennary and helium returned to town. After his woman died, the erstwhile partners had a heart-to-heart. “You were the azygous astir important idiosyncratic successful my life, and you disappeared,” Liv told him. Elliot responded, “I was acrophobic if I heard your voice, I wouldn’t beryllium capable to leave.”

Later, erstwhile Elliot’s kids staged an involution with Olivia’s help, things took a turn. “I emotion you,” helium said to Olivia. He rapidly followed with, “I emotion each of you.” However, his confession has been hanging successful the aerial ever since.

Christopher admitted that his dynamic with Mariska Hargitay is dissimilar thing helium has with immoderate different actor. “I don’t person that narration with immoderate different histrion walking the world due to the fact that I’ve ne'er worked with anyone for arsenic agelong arsenic I person with Mariska,” the histrion told reporters. “And it was revisiting a happening that, arsenic I said, was near unfinished. There’s an absorbing constituent to that. All of that successful a bundle of grief due to the fact that of the circumstances nether which I was reintroduced. So it was a wholly antithetic dynamic. And yet, I deliberation the cornerstone of it each was a playfulness, a wit that we conscionable ever person with each different and camaraderie, a emotion and camaraderie.”

Even aft Christopher near the relation of Stabler, helium remained adjacent with Mariska. “She is what she puts retired there,” helium gushed. “She’s unfastened and honest, trustworthy, a shot of light. She radiates a goodness and a warmth and an inclusiveness. You know, conscionable a fantastic vigor to beryllium around. She’s a hard worker. I mean, I helped for the archetypal 12 years, but she kept the SVU bid going for 23 years now. She’s dedicated to what she does. She walks the walk. She’s a bully egg. I deliberation we honestly look guardant to moving with each different and similar moving with each other.”

Christopher Meloni Mariska HargitayThe celebrated Stabler missive volition beryllium be explained successful play 2 of ‘Organized Crime.’ (NBC)

As for the contents of Elliot’s missive to Olivia, Christopher told fans astatine a 92nd Street Y lawsuit that the contents of that missive volition beryllium revealed successful play 2 of Organized Crime. “The missive is addressed this play and I deliberation [fans are] going to acceptable [their] heads connected occurrence erstwhile it happens,” Christopher said, according to TVLine. “I deliberation there’s going to beryllium a riot.” SVU returns for play 23 connected September 23 with a 2-hour premiere astatine 8 p.m., followed by Organized Crime astatine 10 p.m. connected NBC.