‘Law & Order: SVU’: Does New Trailer Tease Romance Between Benson and Stabler?

by Megan Molseed
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Law & Order: SVU has just released a new trailer teasing the upcoming twenty-third season of the hit NBC detective drama. And, based on the incredible sneak peek posted to Instagram Wednesday afternoon, actress Mariska Hargitay seems to sum this next season up perfectly during the last few seconds of the clip.

“I think it’s gonna be epic,” the Law & Order: SVU actress says at the end of the trailer.

Epic has got to be the perfect word for it. This trailer includes some pretty heavy stuff. It seems that both the twenty-third season of Law & Order: SVU includes a touch of mob activity, as well as some intense undercover work by our favorite former Law & Order: SVU detective turned Organized Crime detective, Elliot Stabler. The Insta video also teases plenty of explosions, and, of course, the Law & Order crew taking down some nasty criminals.

The long-running NBC drama is set to return later this month in what is being described as a two-part premiere event. The evening will start out with the newest episode of Law & Order: SVU followed by the second season premiere of the franchise’s most recent additions: Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Does the Latest ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Trailer Hint Towards a New Romance?

While this action-packed Law & Order: SVU and Organized Crime teaser is getting us pumped up for the September 23 premiere drama, it has also raised a lot of questions about some upcoming storylines.

Primarily that of a possible romance between Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her former partner, current Law & Order: Organized Crime detective, Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).

There are a few moments in t his newest Law & Order sneak peek that seem to be suggesting there will be a little more to their relationship in the upcoming episodes. And, this is getting fans excited. Many have been waiting for this storyline for quite a while now.

“We’ve been waiting for so long for Stabler and Benson to reunite,” says Mariska Hargitay in the teaser.

This statement is followed by a clip where it appears that SVU’s Olivia Benson is involved in a terrible car accident. Then, in the next clip, we see Stabler walking alongside Olivia Benson as she is being carried off in a stretcher.

“Liv? You stay with me,” Stabler says to his former SVU partner.

Is It A Bond Between Partners – Or So Much More?

While this concern shown by Stabler and Olivia’s relief to see her former partner may not suggest too much since the detectives have always had a close bond; it does peak the interest a little bit that the two may be about to head into a romance.

However, it’s the last few minutes of the one-minute and forty-eight-second long clip, that really give us a hint towards a brewing romance between the two. There, we see the two characters; both of them sharing a look. During this moment we hear Hargitay’s voiceover saying, “Here we are, Benson and Stabler back together.”

Take a look at this sneak peek for yourselves, and see what you think about the upcoming season.

This seems to tell us that this may, in fact, be the season Law & Order fans have been waiting for. Ever since the duo made their debut as partners on Law & Order: SVU twenty-three seasons ago.

At this point, we know anything is possible with the Law & Order franchise. After all, that’s what keeps us tuning in each Thursday, right?

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