Why Didn't Stabler and Benson Ever Date on Law & Order: SVU? | The Daily Dish
Stabler is partnered with Olivia Benson for 12 years. replaced by a Queens SVU detective, Lucius Blaine (Anthony Anderson). A week after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit — a.k.a. America's greatest crime show — premiered its monumental th episode, Sgt. Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler have reunited, a little late for Valentine's Day but still. Many a Law & Order: SVU fan has shipped Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). Though you could.
Their relationship hits a rough patch in the episode when Cassidy is accused of rape, which results in their relationship becoming public. The charges against Cassidy are later dropped when the SVU detectives discover that he was being set up.
In season 15, Benson stays with Cassidy as she recovers from her imprisonment by a serial rapist. A few months after she returns to work, they get a new apartment together. They break up in the episode "Downloaded Child", however. Upon the conclusion of their joint operation, the two share drinks before Benson returns to New York. It is suggested throughout season 17 that Benson is in a relationship with Capt.
In "Manhattan Transfer", they are forced to confirm their relationship when Tucker is accused — by his own cousin, a priest — of being complicit with a sex trafficking ring that has ties to Vice and the Catholic Church. Tucker is eventually cleared, and he continues his relationship with Benson. In season 18, Tucker tries to convince Benson to retire with him, though at the conclusion of the episode "Next Chapter", Benson realizes she is not ready to do so, as being a cop is part of who she is.
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As a result, Benson breaks it off with Tucker at the end of the episode "Chasing Theo". Sexual assault storylines[ edit ] In the season 9 episode "Undercover", Benson poses as an inmate in a women's prison to investigate an alleged rape by a corrections officer.
While there, the corrections officer in question, Captain Lowell Harris Johnny Messnerattacks her and attempts to force her to perform oral sex on him. Later, Benson helps convict the rapist by questioning his earlier victim about distinguishing features on his penis, prompting the victim to recall a mole on it, which Benson later explains to Warner that she had also seen.
When Warner asks Benson if she had been raped, she replies, "It was the closest I've ever come. She is attending group therapy, something she has not shared with anyone but Tutuola. In the episode "PTSD," while investigating the rape of a Marineshe is pushed against a wall while trying to break up a fight between a suspected rapist and another Marine.
She subsequently breaks up the fight by holding her weapon to the back of the suspect's head.
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In the season 11 episode "Perverted," Benson becomes the prime suspect in the sexual mutilation and murder of a biker gang member. As more evidence is found linking her to the crime, an Internal Affairs detective insinuates that she may have committed it while suffering from a flashback to the assault.
The other detectives eventually discover that Benson has been framed by a man she sent to prison years earlier. During the season 15 premiere "Surrender Benson", Lewis makes her watch while he rapes and tortures the mother of his own attorney and kills a police officer who attempted to pull him over.
He then beats and tortures her, burning her with cigarettes and wire hangers, and holds her hostage for four days. Just as he is about to rape her, she breaks free, handcuffs him, and holds him at gunpoint. When he taunts her, she loses control and beats him within an inch of his life with an iron rod.
She is rescued by her fellow detectives moments later, and Cragen puts her on mandatory leave so she can recover. She begins seeing a therapist Bill Irwin to cope with the trauma.
It is later revealed that Lewis survived and is in prison awaiting trial. He calls Benson as a witness and accuses her of assaulting him because he rejected her sexual advances.
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She vehemently denies it, and lies under oath that he had broken free of his restraints and lunged at her. Lewis is found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting a police officer, but the jury voices doubts about Benson's story and acquits him of attempted rape. The episode closes with Benson weeping on the courthouse stairs and, four months later, Lewis being wheeled away on a stretcher. In "Beast's Obsession", Lewis uses the distraction caused by his self-induced cardiac incident to escape from prison.
He then rapes a teenaged girl, kidnaps her younger sister, and threatens to kill her unless Benson tells the truth about her testimony.
Benson holds a press conference and admits that she lied on the witness stand. When Lewis does not release the girl, Benson tracks him down and surrenders to him. With his hostage watching, Lewis at first attempts to rape Benson, but changes his mind when she refuses to show him fear; instead, he forces her to play Russian roulette with him. As a police squad closes in, Lewis taunts her one last time before committing suicide right in front of her. In "Post-Mortem Blues", she is brought before a grand jury to explain her admission and Lewis' death.
Her career is threatened until SVU's temporary commanding officer, Lt. Declan Murphy Donal Loguetells the grand jury that he instructed Benson to lie in her press conference, thus clearing her of Lewis' death and possible perjury charges. Murphy then makes Benson his second-in-command. In subsequent seasons, Lewis' name becomes a kind of code for an intensely dangerous situation and Benson reveals that her trauma and ordeal with him will always be a part of her.
During a heated exchange with Amaro, he pointedly asks her whether she can ever forgive Lewis; she does not answer, and he apologizes.
Character development[ edit ] Hargitay has deemed the storyline which saw Benson find her paternal family "probably the biggest thing that's ever happened to Olivia". I get letters saying, 'I want to do the right thing like Olivia.
I want to be strong like Olivia. My friend did this, but I didn't do it because of Olivia. I think it is a good thing that we are shedding light on darkness. I think it is a good thing to make teenage girls aware. From toshe was partnered with Detective Patrick Griffin Anthony Edwardswho in testified on her behalf when she was accused of taking money and drugs during her first bust. However, he lied for her, as he had not actually been with her in the same room at the time.
She is promoted to Detective 2nd Grade inand Detective 1st Grade in Benson and Stabler work together for over 12 years, until Stabler retires in after he kills an year-old girl who shot up the SVU squad room.
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John Munch Richard Belzer and she gets the promotion soon afterward; Cragen congratulates her for placing 48th out of 8, applicants. Benson had wanted Tutuola as her second-in-command, but Chief Dodds arranges for the politically unsavvy Benson to be assigned a Sergeant who does know how to play the game — his own son, Mike Andy Karl. Mike Dodds is made Acting Commanding Officer.Elliot and Olivia- SVU Love
Benson is reinstated after SVU managed to bust the sex trafficking ring and Tucker is cleared. Benson takes Munson's children out of the house and Dodds tried to resolve the situation, but while trying to get the gun from the officer, he ends up being shot. He suffers a stroke during surgery and dies. This is the conversation that is stirring up all sorts of feelings in SVU fans: I grew more in my last four years with you than I did in the 12 years I was with him.
You know, that relationship, whatever it was, didn't allow for anything else. But with you, your support, I have a family. Yes, Danny Pino is really leaving SVU The conversation happened when Amaro told Benson he intended to leave the police force after being shot in the knee and getting discouraged from taking the sergeant's exam.
Move across the country to start over in California and be near his kids. Yes, it's a farewell, something fans did not get for Benson and Stabler on screen. So the saltiness, I guess, can be expected in relation to that. But when you think about it, the character has grown exponentially since Stabler retired after season When new showrunner Warren Leight came in, he revitalized the show and characters, actually giving them arcs that showed growth.
Sure, some of that growth came from trauma, but the effects weren't ignored when the hour ended. Mariska opens up about Benson's long journey and what's ahead Benson has been through the wringer—and then some—and she has grown for the better.
The character was allowed to flourish without being tethered to Stabler. The "Whatever" about their relationship was very present. Did they love each other? Were they in love with each other?