‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Teases Chris Meloni Reunion in ‘Eye-Catching’ Pic

by Suzanne Halliburton

Mariska Hargitay, please just spill it for all the Law & Order: SVU fans. Otherwise, we’re left with odd photos of an eyeball.

Hargitay, without specifically saying so, indicated that Olivia Benson of Law & Order: SVU fame and Christopher Meloni, aka Eliot Stabler, are back together, at least for a very bizarre photo.

She posted a picture on her Instagram account with what appears to be her hair. And that has to be Meloni’s right eye appearing in the bottom left corner of the snap. The caption? “#.” She’s killing us, isn’t she?

Circle the Date: Law & Order: SVU Premieres Sept. 23

Mark this date on your calendars. Law & Order: SVU kicks off season 23 on Sept. 23. Then Law & Order: Organized Crime follows. Chances are, there will be a crossover so that Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler can work together again like they did for the first dozen seasons of SVU. After all, Law & Order: SVU served as the backdoor pilot for Organized Crime this past spring.

There’s been a flurry of SVU promotions on Hargitay’s Instagram account. That’s because the show finally started production. A day ago, she posted “Season 23. Here we go…..#Svu23#23.” Then she followed that with several fire emojis. So since production is underway, and she’s posting a photo of Meloni’s eye, surely that means a Law & Order: SVU crossover, sometime really soon. Or maybe we’ll hope it into reality.

We’re still unclear how Law & Order: SVU writers will deal with Hargitay’s still healing ankle injury. She reported to work this week on crutches, sporting an orthopedic boot covering her foot to just below her knee. That wasn’t a surprise. Hargitay broke her ankle, July 2, in an unfortunate accident. As Hargitay left a screening for Black Widow in the Hamptons, she tripped and fell on a wet sidewalk. She was supposed to be hosting the after-party at her house, but missed it. She needed to go to the hospital to see if her ankle was broken. It was. So now, does Olivia Benson have a broken ankle, too, or will she be solving cases at her desk?

Hargitay told People: “I am getting better every day and very excited to go back to work and keep the streets of New York City safe.”

Wait, Was That Meloni’s Eye? Fans Have Thoughts

Now, back to that bizarre photo of Meloni’s eye. Hargitay’s followers got a kick out of it.

Actress Ruby Rose posted: “Maybe he’s born with it, maybe it’s …” Then the official Law & Order: SVU account gave it the eye emoji.

A sampling of other replies: “You R paying for my therapy bills.”

“What the freakin’ French toast is going on?”

“Y’all are wild, but I’m here for it.”

Or, there was this consistent theme from the Law & Order: SVU fans. “Carry on with this and no fans will be alive to watch the premiere.”

Stay tuned, if you dare.