Christopher Meloni excited fans when he hinted at his return to SVU by sharing a reunion image of him, Mariska Hargitay and Kelli Giddish.
Christopher Meloni took to Instagram on Tuesday, 20 April 2021, to share an image of himself on the set of Law & Order: Special Victim Unit (SVU). The post not only confirmed his return, but also showcased a reunion of him and Mariska Hargitay. The image also featured Kelli Giddish.
In the caption, Meloni indicated that the reunion episode will mark a three-way collaboration between his character, Elliot Stabler, Captain Olivia Benson and Benson’s new partner, Detective Second Grade Amanda Rollins. Fans have expressed their excitement for the upcoming episode, as it will also mark the first time that the old partner and new partner to Benson work together.
Moreover, Meloni’s return has been met with excitement. When Meloni confirmed his departure from the show last year, it resulted in backlash. More so following suggestions that his departure was due to a contractual dispute. However, it seems that Stabler will ultimately return, with the possibility of a spin-off show too.