However, showrunner Warren Leight warns that "her relationship with Tucker It's been the best of times for Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) recently, a new romance for the beleaguered Law & Order: SVU lieutenant, the object been easier to simply introduce an entirely new character to date Benson. SVU? Played by Mariska Hargitay, Olivia dates some of the. and Order? Olivia Benson's Steamiest Relationships on Law & Order: SVU. Mariska Hargitay's Law and Order: SVU Hair Through the Years As for another relationship in Benson's life, viewers can expect to see more.
Calvin's mother, Vivian Maria Belloabandons him and flees when Benson's investigation uncovers that Vivian also a child of rape may have killed her mother's rapist. Vivian names Benson as Calvin's legal guardian.
Sara confesses to murdering Vivian's father and is then shot dead.
Vivian revokes Benson's parental rights and sends Calvin to live with his grandparents in Vermont. Both Calvin and Benson are devastated by the separation.
When the children are taken by the City because of Simon's criminal background, Benson calls Defense Attorney Bayard Ellis Andre Braugherwith whom she has become good friends, to help Simon and Tracy get the children back.
When a judge denies the Marsdens their children back, Simon kidnaps them. Ellis makes a deal to have Simon serve a day sentence, knocking his charge down from kidnapping to a misdemeanor, custodial interference.
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One of the conditions of the reduced charges is that he must give up his custody petition and agree to visit his daughter only in a supervised setting for the next three years.
Simon is reluctant, but Benson tells him that the deal is better than his daughter visiting him in jail. The appointment is for a trial period of one year, with the option to apply for legal adoption at the end of that period. Benson blames herself for not checking Munson for weapons before leaving him alone with Dodds.
The investigation was dropped in "Mood". In "No Good Reason", she brings Benson to family court, accusing her of being an unfit parent; the case is dismissed, but Benson agrees that it's in Noah's best interest that they stop fighting. In "Unintended Consequences", Benson lets her visit and spend time with Noah. At the end of "Intent", she gets a call from Sheila telling her that Noah had been kidnapped in the mall. Benson goes to Sheila's cabin in Franconia, New Hampshire to rescue Noah, where Sheila attacks her; Benson manages to subdue and arrest her, however, and takes Noah back home with her.
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Benson is forced to kill a suspect on three separate occasions during her tenure on the show: Also, in Season 6's "Rage", she shoots and wounds serial killer Gordon Rickett Matthew Modine to prevent Stabler from killing him in cold blood. Relationships[ edit ] Hargitay has characterized Benson and Stabler's relationship as "very complicated". Sometimes it's very much like brother and sister, and I think the reason that they're so close is that they share a passion for their jobs and for the people.
They have a mutual respect for one another. I think that the average lifespan of an SVU detective is four years because of the difficulty and stress involved. They've been doing it for longer than that, so they feel like they're in their own world almost. There's also sexual chemistry between them, it's so loaded and layered.
People ask me if they'll ever get together—and people want that, and sometimes I think even Olivia wants that—but I don't think that will ever happen. I'm negotiating [with him to drop the gun]. It was a painful, high-stakes scene. Elliot and I have to admit what we mean to each other He is everything that [my character] Olivia has.
So this was where we really got that to pay off. While Stabler has yet to appear again in the series, Benson frequently mentions him in both a professional and personal context; she tells the squad's newer detectives what Stabler would do in a given situation, and says more than once that she is "getting over someone".
In the episode "Closure", Benson refers to it as a drunken one-night stand. It is implied that the relationship continued based on comments in the episode " Disrobed ". Cassidy leaves the precinct at the end of that episode. In the season 5 episode "Lowdown", it is revealed Benson had a relationship with a murder victim who turned out to be gay and HIV positive.
In the season 9 episode "Closet", the SVU squad are surprised to find out that Benson has been in a relationship with journalist Kurt Moss Bill Pullman for several months.
It comes out only because Internal Affairs is investigating Benson and Stabler in a case in which the department accidentally outed a professional football player. By the end of the episode, she breaks up with Moss. While Benson has only been portrayed in relationships with men, she has, according to lesbian entertainment website AfterEllen.
We know that people are into the Alex-Olivia thing. All the codes are in there. Hargitay has said that Connick, who is a friend of hers, improved the show to a more romantic advanced stance. I think Olivia couldn't have asked for a better companion to take her through a new stage in her life and career. In the episode "Hunting Ground", she decides to take it slow with Haden, claiming she needs time to see if their relationship will last.
That night, they end up sleeping together in her apartment. This makes her late for a case, which is frowned upon in the NYPD. In the season 14 premiere, Benson shares a kiss with Cassidy after she tells him she is not the same person from 13 years before, when they had a brief sexual relationship.
Later that season, in the episode "Undercover Blue", it is revealed that Cassidy and Benson had been seeing each other for quite some time. 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.
As a result, Benson breaks it off with Tucker at the end of the episode "Chasing Theo". Right, but a Mr. Sometimes those port-in-a-storm relationships are very helpful. I'm glad that she has a little company. That's the beauty of it. Because she doesn't think that it has legs, that's the reason it might last.
While testifying in Cassidy's trial, Amaro is forced to admit that he once carried on a long-term relationship with the sister of the drug kingpin he was targeting while working undercover. Even worse, Amaro learns that he fathered a child with the woman that he never knew about. He keeps things in control, and I thought, 'I'd like to, in some way, dirty him up or knock him for a loop,'" Leight says. How do you tell the wife with whom you are trying to figure out your status [about this]?
And when does his daughter meet her half brother? He's tried to conform to being this detective with a suit and a tie, but he's not that guy. He's been trying to be as close to a perfect SVU detective as possible, but that mask is now off and he's been revealed.
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To see him as fallible and see him as imperfect is a lifeline. I like to see Amaro struggle, but he's going to do the right thing. Taking responsibility is important. Amaro knows his biggest responsibility is to his kids. Although Pino admits his character felt betrayed by Benson's secrecy, he doesn't predict any irreparable damage.