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Here's How Christopher Meloni Describes Stabler & Benson's Reunion On 'Law & Order'

Christopher Meloni is opening up about what fans are most looking forward to in his return to Law & Order – Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson’s reunion.

However, what he has to say isn’t the happiest news.

During an interview TV Line to promote Law & Order: Organized Crime and the crossover event with SVU, Christopher revealed that Stabler and his former partner will have a difficult time reconnecting.

“Well, this is what I think about that: No one’s going to be satisfied,” he shared. “I mean, it’s such a long time. It is so many unanswered questions.”

Christopher went on, adding that there’s “such a great sense of abandonment and betrayal and a what-the-f**ed-ness of it all, that, you know, that wound is, you know, not going to…get its dressings all, you know, squared away. You know, it’s going to be a process, right?”

You can see the first teaser that NBC dropped which reveals the shock for Olivia of his return.

Elsewhere in the interview, Christopher reveals that his return comes with a bit of weight for fans and he knows it.

“It’s such a unique experience I’m living, which is a sense of welcoming and love and just, ‘Welcome back’ and ‘We’ve missed you.’ It feels very sweet. And I’m just going, man, not too many people get this,” he shared. “It’s not lost on me.”

If you missed it, you can see pics of Christopher and Mariska Hargitay filming for the crossover event.

'Law & Order' Teases Mariska Hargitay & Christopher Meloni's Reunion in Crossover Preview - Watch Now!

We’re just a few short weeks until Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler are officially together again on our screens!

NBC released the teaser for their upcoming Law & Order crossover event, which will lead to the premiere of Christopher Meloni‘s spinoff series Law & Order: Organized Crime.

In the teaser for the SVU-Organized Crime crossover episode airing on April 1, Mariska Hargitay‘s Olivia arrives to a crime where she hears “Liv!” yelled in the distance. Olivia then turns around and whispers with relief, “Elliot.”

Mariska and Chris starred together on Law & Order: SVU for 12 seasons from 1999 to 2011 when he decided to leave the show.

Last year, it was announced that Chris would be reprising his role for the Law & Order: Organized Crime spinoff series.

The Law & Order crossover event begins on Thursday, April 1 with SVU airing first at 9/8c before Organized Crime officially premieres at 10/9c.

Mariska and Chris were recently spotted filming the crossover event in NYC! Check out the set pics here.

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Mariska Hargitay & Christopher Meloni Reunite to Film His 'Law & Order' Spinoff Series

Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni chat with each other during a break from filming on Monday (February 8) in New York City.

The former Law & Order: SVU co-stars were seen shooting for Christopher‘s upcoming spin-off series Law & Order: Organized Crime, in which he’ll reprise his role as Elliot Stabler.

The new series will premiere on NBC on April 1. Christopher‘s Elliot will reunite with Olivia Benson in a crossover event on SVU, which will air at 9/8c, before the new spinoff airing at 10/9c.

Organized Crime will focus on the detective as he’s reeling from a “personal loss” and rejoins the NYPD to lead an elite task force that will take on organized crime. There, he finds that the system and the city don’t look the same as they did in his decade-long absence, though, and “he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning.”

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Mariska Hargitay Advocates for Sexual Assault Survivors During DNC 2020 Speech - Watch Now

Mariska Hargitay has an important message to share while speaking at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The 56-year-old Law & Order: SVU actress made gave a virtual speech during the event on Wednesday (August 19) where she advocated for sexual assault survivors.

“When I started doing research to play Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU over 20 years ago, I was shocked to find out how many people, including children, experience physical or sexual abuse,” Mariska shared. “The statistics fueled my resolve, and I committed myself to the movement to end this violence.”

Mariska spoke alongside the CEO and President of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Ruth Glenn, who is urging Congress to “reauthorize and enhance” the Violence Against Women Act, which then-Senator Joe Biden wrote and introduced in 1990.

In 2004, Mariska started the Joyful Heart Foundation, which aims to educate and empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

“I created the Joyful Heart Foundation to help survivors heal, and to change the way our society responds to sexual violence,” Mariska said. “The vice president has worked tirelessly by our side to end the backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits. And our work will continue because testing kits not only makes our country safer, but it sends a vital message to survivors that what happened to them matters.”

You can check out our coverage of the 2020 DNC here.

Mariska Hargitay & Christopher Meloni Reunite Over The Weeknd & Snap Selfie For 'Law & Order' Fans

Benson and Stabler are back together again!

Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni reunited over the weekend and snapped a pic for Law & Order fans.

Sharing the image on her Instagram, Mariska captioned the shot, “It’s on.”

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If you didn’t know, Christopher and Mariska are set to reunite again in the Law & Order: SVU season premiere coming this fall before he branches off into his own spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Just recently, Christopher spoke about Benson and Stabler being on screen together again, and addressing their relationship.

“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,” he shared.

Stay tuned for more information on his L&O spinoff!

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Mariska Hargitay Reacts to News of the Elliot Stabler Spinoff for Christopher Meloni!

Mariska Hargitay is reacting to the news that her former Law & Order: SVU co-star Christopher Meloni is going to get his own spinoff series!

Christopher will be returning to NBC as his iconic character Elliot Stabler for a new crime drama series. The show will also be set in New York, centering on “the NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler.”

The first season of the upcoming series already has a 13-episode order.

Mariska took to Instagram on Thursday (April 2) to wish Chris a happy 59th birthday and also to congratulate him on the new show.

“Congratulations and welcome home Elliot Stabler,” she wrote. In hashtag format she added, “It’s been a while” and “missed you.”

Make sure to check out the hot shirtless photo that Christopher Meloni shared last week!

Mariska Hargitay Mourns Loss of 'Law & Order: SVU' Crew Member Who Died of Coronavirus

Law & Order: SVU crew member Josh Wallwork passed away from the deadly Coronavirus – aka COVID-19.

Mariska, the star of the show, took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the costumer, writing, “Heartbroken we are. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He brought love and kindness everywhere he went. Always ready with the joke. The SVU Corredor will never be the same. We will miss you Josh. #ForeverInOurHearts”

Josh was only 45 years old. RIP.

We’re mourning the losses of all the celebrities and public figures who have tragically passed away from COVID-19.