Not as soon as we would like, unfortunately.
Anybody else hoping for a Stabler/Benson reunion are going to have to wait a little bit longer it seems, as 'Law & Order: SVU' showrunner Warren Leight explained.
It was originally intended, had the current 17th season be the last, that they would try and bring back Christopher Meloni's beloved character Elliot Stabler for the series finale. That plan fell through when NBC announced the 18th season renewal.
"I think if Mariska [Hargitay, who plays Olivia Benson] were to have called him, he would have taken the call,"
"That can be for another day, hopefully a long way off."
"A long way off"?! Thanks for bursting our bubble Warren....
If you'll all recall, Meloni shockingly left the series at the conclusion of season 12, when contract negotiations fell through.
Never forget. We miss these two together.