TV - Movies
The Law & Order
2022 Crossover
Premiere Confirms
What We Suspected
About Bensler
THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR the "Law & Order" three-hour crossover event.


The will they, won't they couple that is Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson, affectionately known as Bensler, has been dangled in front of fans' faces for quite some time now. Despite their tense Season 1 conversation in "Law & Order: Organized Crime," nothing has really happened since. There were rumblings something would happen for Bensler in the crossover event, but fans should know better by now that’s just not how this works.
There was not a wink, not a flirt, not a fight, not anything between Benson and Stabler in the "Law & Order" Fall 2022 crossover event. Bensler fans are too familiar with the coupling tease, and we don't expect these two to come together anytime soon.
"Law & Order: SVU" head writer Julie Martin told Today well before the crossover that they want to keep the question of a Bensler romance going for as long as possible. The chance of losing viewers after their coupling is too big a risk, but honestly, haven't we waited long enough? It's been 24 seasons; if you haven't lost us by now, you're not going to.