Many a Law & Order: SVU fan has shipped Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). Though you could. After working together from to when Meloni left the crime drama, we have to settle for quick reunions between the real-life pals and the we're dying a little inside because Stabler and Benson are partners for life!. Olivia Margaret Benson is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law Benson's life is further complicated when she is named the legal guardian of a young boy named Calvin Arliss (Charlie Tahan). .. Benson and Stabler work together for over 12 years, until Stabler retires in .. New York Daily News.
Why Didn't Elliot Stabler Ever Get Together with Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU? :
The shows impact is real, and has been studied in relation to. I think it is a good thing to make teenage girls aware. He is often openly aggressive and intimidating towards suspects, which can either complicate the case further, or lead to speedy confessions.
Are stabler and benson dating in real life - 2. That answer is no.
Kathy nearly dies as a result of the crash, but paramedics are able to save her. Kathleen is twice charged with DUI ;  he uses his clout as a police officer to make the first charge disappear, but he eventually realizes that he has to let her face the consequences of her actions, and she is sentenced to community service. After speaking with her grandmother, Kathleen agrees to treatment. In an 11th-season episode, he runs away from school and tries to join the Army , something Stabler disapproves of.
It later turns out that Dickie was acting out because his friend, Shane, had been murdered. Stabler refuses to sign a parental consent form for Dickie to join the Army, but resolves to be a more attentive parent.
As a result, he harbors an intense hatred of pedophiles , admitting to a police psychiatrist that he sometimes fantasizes about killing them. For example, Stabler successfully reaches out to a year-old girl Rachael Bella who regresses to a childlike state after being attacked by her father. SVU's resident psychiatrist, Dr. Wong , theorizes that only Stabler would be able to reach her, as he is a father, and she is looking for another father figure.
They are best friends, and trust each other completely. Stabler is Benson's longest relationship with a man,  and they have even each promised to give the other a kidney should they need a transplant. The two sometimes argue over the cases they work on; Benson tends to be quicker to side with the victims. For example, during a case in which three women are charged with raping a male stripper , Benson and ADA Alexandra Cabot Stephanie March believe the man's story, while Stabler takes a cynical view of his claim from the start.
She asks for a new partner after Stabler expects her to jeopardize his life to shoot a convicted sex offender Lou Diamond Phillips who had kidnapped two children and killed one of them.
Dani Beck[ edit ] Stabler is assigned a temporary partner named Dani Beck Connie Nielsen while Benson is undercover in Oregon, embedded in an eco-terrorist group at the request of the FBI in season 8 Mariska Hargitay was pregnant and on maternity leave. Beck takes well to the job, and she and Stabler become close. There is also some sexual tension between the two, and during one case they share a kiss. Stabler reveals that he has not seen her for 15 years when she first arrives as the new ADA.
Marlowe was a lieutenant in when she left the NYPD after her command decision resulted in the deaths of two of her officers. Meloni and Hargitay had auditioned in the final round together and after the actors left, there was a moment of dead silence, after which Wolf blurted out, "Oh well. There's no doubt who we should choose — Hargitay and Meloni. 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". 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 Messner , attacks 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 Marine , she 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.
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.
She vehemently denies it, and lies under oath that he had broken free of his restraints and lunged at her.