‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Congratulates Mariska Hargitay on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Milestone

by Megan Molseed
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For many shows, it’s a major moment to hit the 100th episode milestone. But, Law & Order: SVU is far exceeding these expectations.

In fact, the show is exceeding these expectations by a lot as the long-running NBC drama prepares to air its 500th episode later this week. And, Blue Bloods actress Bridget Moynahan couldn’t let the moment go without a shout-out to her good friend, Law & Order: SVU star, Mariska Hargitay.

“Congratulations to my friend @Mariska on 500 episodes of @lawandordertv!” Bridget Moynahan exclaimed in the Tuesday morning Tweet celebrating her friend. “An amazing accomplishment and well deserved.”

This is a big deal for the franchise, as few shows have ever hit this milestone.

However, this milestone is an especially big deal for Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay. Since she has been along for the ride since the show’s premiere; portraying Olivia Benson on the series during the show’s entire run.

This, of course, is why the actress’s friends such as Bridget Moynahan, are so impressed.

‘Blue Bloods’ Star Loves It When Her Friends Do ‘Cool Things’

In her post, the Blue Bloods star includes a picture of her favorite Law & Order: SVU actress as Mariska Hargitay channels her best Olivia Benson “serious” look.

Hargitay looks ready to take on the world as she stands among an awesome Law & Order: SVU multi-tiered cake, and multiple cupcakes in celebration of Law & Order: SVU’s 500th episode.

The Blue Bloods star also adds an extra touching component, including the hashtag: #FriendsDoingCoolThings.

Is it wrong to be jealous of this friendship? Because these are serious friendship goals, right here.

500th Episode Promises Some Familiar Faces

While showrunners, and even the cast, have been teasing the event for some time now, fans are still excited to see what the series has in store for the major milestone.

Early promos of the show suggest that fans will get to know Olivia Benson’s past a little bit better through a variety of flashbacks. This makes sense, of course, since Olivia Benson has been a constant on the series during all twenty-three seasons on the air.

The 500th Law & Order: SVU episode will be packed with many familiar faces returning to the SVU.

Former SVU players Danny Pino, Tamara Tunie, and Dann Florek will be reprising their roles as Nick Amaro, Melina Warner, and Donald Cragen respectively.

The episode will also feature Law & Order: Organized Crime showrunner Chris Meloni. Chris Meloni played opposite Mariska Hargitay as Benson’s partner Elliot Stabler during the first few seasons of the hit series.

Meloni’s Stabler has returned to the field in the new Law & Order series. Benson and Stabler have even had a few moments back in the limelight during a few cross-over events between the two Law & Order shows.

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